integrative and functional medicine

I practice Functional & Integrative Medicine, both approach are unique, safe and beneficial while individualized to the needs of each patient.

Dr. Levy’s Keynote Presentation on Integrative & Functional Medicine

What is Integrative Medicine ?

Integrative Medicine, in a nut shell, as the name implies is the intelligent integration of conventional western medicine with evidence based alternatives. As we already know, in the world of “Alternative Medicine” there are many dogmas and unproven remedies that in some cases might actually be harmful to the patient, harmful in cases when and where the patient choose to utilize unproven remedies instead of rational conventional approach. For example, a patient might have an abdominal pain, without proper medical diagnosis, this abdominal pain, might be an ulcer, appendicitis, even cancer, but seeking and implementing unproven remedies from non regulated professional might put the patient at risk.

With Integrative Medicine, we use conventional approach both in diagnosis and in treatment, when indicated to do so, however, with certain chronic conditions, modern medicine has limitations, and various forms of evidence based alternatives were proven via research studies to be safe and effective.

What is Functional Medicine ?

Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership.

It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.

Functional medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.

If you are suffering from a chronic medical condition, and wishes to find out WHY this is happening to YOU, and HOW we can ADDRESS the underlying issues in your unique physiology, and biochemistry, while taking into consideration your genetic profile and interactions with your environment (diet, allergies, pollution, toxins etc.), then functional medicine in my opinion is the path that may provide you with most answers.

Dr. Levy believes the medicine of 21st century is a hybrid of both functional medicine and integrative medicine, addressing the root cause of the pathology, while enhancing performance on a physiological level. Often enough, Dr. Levy implements an integrative lab profile, in order to obtain further insight into the underlying cause(s).

Read more about Dr. Levy’s Functional Medicine practice here.

 

About the author: Dr. Mordy Levy

 

Dr. Mordy Levy, ND, DC, HOM, is possibly the only Canadian doctor to have graduated from three first professional doctorates in separate and distinct health care professions: Chiropractic Medicine (DC)-1997, Allopathic Medicine (MD)-2006, Naturopathic Medicine (ND)-2011, graduated Summa Cum Laude, from the prestigious National University of Health Sciences (Chicago, IL) and was the valedictorian of his graduating class. Dr Levy's first undergraduate degree (BSc) was in Biology and Psychology from York University, and his second undergraduate degree (BMSc) was in Human Biology and Biomedical sciences from National University of Health Sciences (Chicago, IL)

Dr. Levy is a registered member in good standing with three distinct health professions in Ontario, namely the College of Chiropractors of Ontario, the College of Naturopaths of Ontario, in addition to the College of Homeopaths of Ontario. Dr. Levy is a professional member of the Institute of Functional Medicine, the Canadian Society of Orthomolecular Medicine, American College of Nutrition, in addition to the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors, the Ontario Chiropractic Association and the Ontario Homeopathic Association. Always an avid lifelong learner, Dr. Levy completed numerous postgraduate certifications in Functional Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Medical Acupuncture, Homeopathic Medicine, in addition to Prolotherapy regenerative medicine. His clinical interests are in Neurological, Autoimmune and Gastrointestinal Dysfunctions.
On a personal noted: Dr. Levy enjoys spending time with his two boys, practicing TaeKwonDo and reviewing research articles.

Website: http://www.DrLevy.ca