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Wellness Functional Medicine - St. Cloud, FL

Getting Your Body Back in Sync

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Do you feel tired every day no matter how much you sleep? Are you constantly working around aches or pains or have to carefully plan your meals because most foods make you feel sick? Have previous doctors not been able to help? Dr. Derek Murphy can use wellness functional medicine in St. Cloud, FL to discover what is causing your problems if you don’t already know, and then he can put together a program to treat the source of the issue, not just the symptoms. The solution you need is closer than you might think—contact us today to get started with a program for wellness and functional medicine in St. Cloud, FL.

Why Choose Holistic Medicine Wellness Center for Wellness Functional Medicine?

  • Natural Approach That Effectively Treats Chronic Conditions
  • Holistic Care That Considers the Entire Body
  • Completely Personalized Programs for Each Patient

Gut Health/ GI Stool Tests

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Your digestive system is home to billions of bacteria. Some of them are helpful when it comes to digestions, while others can cause irritation and inflammation. A stool test gives Dr. Murphy the ability to know what is going on in your gut so he can check the levels of bacteria and discover if you have common issues like leaky gut, stomach inflammation, or parasites. Depending on his findings, he can then recommend the appropriate treatment to restore your gut’s natural balance.

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Chronic Conditions & Autoimmune Disorders

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People who have been battling chronic conditions and autoimmune disorders are usually extremely frustrated by the time they come to see us, and that’s because they’ve visited multiple doctors, gone through countless treatments, and still experience unpleasant symptoms. Dr. Murphy has been able to effectively treat a variety of autoimmune issues by approaching them from a nutritional and metabolic perspective. By adjusting someone’s diet, he can discover what triggers the negative immune response and help a patient learn how to prevent it so they can live a normal life.

Refractive Anxiety & Depression

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Anxiety and depression are at record high levels these days, and many people aren’t finding relief using traditional solutions (like therapy or medication), forcing them to simply live with their problem or bounce from treatment to treatment without seeing results. Many patients who experience mood disorders have various stomach problems, which can be the cause of their mental health issues. Mose of the patients who are experiencing these issues have not tried many of the services offered by Dr. Murphy, and he can combine them in a unique way to suit each patient’s situation so it helps them enjoy renewed mental health.

Non-Traditional Conditions

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Often, patients come to see us without having a clue what is actually bothering them. They don’t know why they’re in pain or never seem to have energy, and the previous 10 doctors they’ve visited haven’t helped either. Does this sound familiar? With wellness functional medicine, Dr. Murphy can discover the root cause of someone’s ailment and treat it directly rather than just addressing the symptoms. This way, he can get rid of the problem and make sure it stays gone.

Detoxification Therapies

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Even if you do your best to lead a healthy lifestyle, it is highly likely that you have toxins in your body. Not only are we exposed to environmental toxins on a daily basis, but the foods we eat also contain shocking amounts of substances that can seriously disrupt human health. What can you do to minimize the amount of toxins in your body? Visit us to learn more about detoxification in St. Cloud.

Why Is Detoxification Necessary?

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Humans take in toxins from various sources. Eating fast foods is one way to increase levels of harmful substances in your body; such foods are highly processed, meaning that they are deprived of many natural nutrients and may be exposed to unhealthful toxins during processing.

Fast foods are not the only source of toxins, however. Even fruits and vegetables can contain heavy metals and other substances that can have adverse consequences for human health. Often, the presence of these toxins is due to agricultural practices.

Even if you eat clean, you may still be regularly exposed to toxins. Environmental toxins can easily be breathed in. Also, keep in mind that your skin, the largest organ in your body, can absorb virtually anything it comes into contact with, meaning that beauty products and even the water you shower with are potential sources of toxins.

Symptoms of Toxicity

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Here are some signs and symptoms that indicate you could benefit from detoxification therapies:

  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Headaches
  • Mental confusion
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Irritability, depression, and other mood problems
  • Speech difficulties
  • High blood pressure
  • Vision problems
  • Chronic fatigue

Visit Us for Help with Detoxification

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Dr. Murphy takes a conservative, natural approach to detoxification. He may begin your treatment by asking you to take an HTMA test, also called a hair test, which can measure levels of both toxins and nutrients in your body. Once he knows what he is working with, he can guide you on the next steps in your detoxification journey.

“Detoxification” is a widely misunderstood term. In most cases, the human body is perfectly capable of detoxifying itself; Dr. Murphy and our team simply provide therapies and information that enable you to ramp up your body’s built-in cleansing power. Some ways in which this can be accomplished include:

  • The proper use of high-quality vitamin and mineral supplements
  • Spending time in an infrared sauna
  • Oral and intravenous chelation
  • Acupuncture and massage therapies
  • General lifestyle changes

Would you like to learn more about detoxification therapies? Contact Holistic Medicine Wellness Center in St. Cloud today.

Nutritional Testing

Is your diet giving you all the nutrients you need to thrive? How does your body process energy? What supplements should you be taking to optimize your overall wellness? Such questions can be difficult to answer without professional testing. Dr. Murphy and our team are proud to provide simple, noninvasive urine and hair tests that can analyze your body’s vitamin and mineral content, as well as provide other insightful information that will help you make more informed choices about what you consume on a daily basis.

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Functional Health Reports/Lab Testing

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Before Dr. Murphy can recommend a plan to improve your overall wellness and address any specific symptoms you are experiencing, he must first understand the state of your health. To get an overview of how your body functions, he may order one or more tests, such as a hair tissue mineral analysis, a blood test, a urine test, stool analysis, genetic testing, or other relevant diagnostic reports. Once you and he know more about how your body is functioning, you can get started on the road to heightened health and an enhanced quality of life.

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