What is Functional Medicine anyway? You may have heard it called Root Cause Medicine, Holistic Health, Integrative Medicine, and Lifestyle Medicine.
Functional Medicine is the practice of looking at you as a whole, your health throughout your entire life, understanding and eradicating the root cause of your symptoms, and creating a lifestyle of wellness, energy, and longevity.
At Enhanced Wellness Living we look at medicine from a different perspective. In Functional Medicine we treat the person, rather than the disease.
Functional Medicine is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying cause of disease and promote optimal wellness. It requires a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages that data to direct personalized treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes.
Family Nurse Practitioner and Functional Medicine Practitioner, Kelly Engelmann, and the EWL team partner with you to develop a personalized individual Wellness Plan to create sustainable lifestyle habits for you to Live Life Well! What this means for you as a patient is that careful attention will be paid not just to the bothersome symptoms that brought you into the practice but to an understanding of the root cause of those symptoms.
I addition, we believe that in order to achieve your health and wellness goals your Wellness Plan must be in congruence with your beliefs and values.
With our support throughout your Wellness Journey, you will become intuitive in understanding your body’s needs, what fuels you versus what feeds discomfort and disease, and you will be empowered to take control of your health and life.
Enhanced Wellness Living is a pioneer in Functional Medicine. We provide a personalized evaluation with education and support through a revolutionary, integrative, food-first approach to develop a foundation of health, vitality, and longevity for individuals and families.
In Functional Medicine we…
- focus on the person and their experience, rather than the disease or diagnosis
- seek to understand and eliminate the root cause symptoms and disease
- look at each individual, their history, lifestyle, and environment
- cultivate balance-congruence in your beliefs, values, and goals
- provide individualized care, education, and empowerment
With years of experience in healthcare, a dedication to research, and development of a food-first approach to healing her patients, Kelly Engelmann, Nurse Practitioner and Functional Medicine Practitioner, founded Enhanced Wellness Living in 2004.
In addition to our food-first principle, we recommend you consume “clean food” – eating fresh, unprocessed foods and purchasing organic and farmed-raised when appropriate. To promote wellness and protect your health, in addition to clean food, you need to ensure you have clean air, and clean water as well. We make recommendations from our personal and professional experience, such as the usage of high-quality water filters in the home–we love our Berkey –and to avoid the use of plastic water bottles. In addition for fresh air indoors we use AirOasis air purifications in clinic and at home.
At Enhanced Wellness Living we define Wellness as the heightened ability to protect yourself from physical, emotional, and environmental stressors. Wellness takes intention, purpose, effort, and planning – it’s worth it!
If you struggle with:
- Hormone Imbalance
- Chronic Pain
- Fatigue/Low Energy
- Poor Sleep
- Gut Health
- Strengthening Immunity
- Erectile Dysfunction & Pyronie’s Disease
- Urinary Incontinence/Vaginal Rejuvenation
We can help with:
- Hormone Balance
- Sexual Wellness & Rejuvenation
- Body Composition
- Autoimmune Conditions
- Thyroid Health
- Gut Health
- Chronic Pain & Inflammation
- Gentle Detoxification
- And creating a lifestyle of wellness, energy and longevity
We Build on Our Foundations of Wellness…
Detox, aka Metabolic Reset – While your body naturally detoxes each day, we will reduce your exposure to inflammatory foods, decrease your toxic burden, and use supplementation and foods that fuel your body to give your body an opportunity to reset.
Nutrition – The food we eat can either be the most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison. We use food to feed health, promote healing, and prevent disease. A diet of whole, farm-to-plate foods fuel weight loss (better body composition), improved sleep, hormone balance, sexual function, physical appearance, overall wellness, mental health, and longevity!
Movement – While each of us needs different types of exercise, we all need at least 30 minutes of consecutive movement a day. Exercise supports the body’s natural detoxification process, increases metabolism, reduces stress, promotes energy, improves sleep, and supports mental health. Try anything you enjoy-a brisk walk, biking, hiking, dancing, yoga, swimming, Tai Chi, Pilates, golf…the possibilities are limitless!
Hormones – Reducing inflammation, uncovering and eliminating food intolerances, nutrition and hydration, using high-quality supplementation, and in-depth testing and education on your lab work and InBody metrics support hormone balancing
Mindset – Taking even 3 minutes a day to focus on self-care can make a huge impact on your life. Reducing stress, resting, adequate sleep, and cultivating gratitude and joy all lend to creating a mindset of wellness.
Nurse Practitioner Kelly Engelmann and our Enhanced Wellness Living team have been at the forefront of Functional Medicine for over 15 years and brought Functional Medicine to Mississippi. Through continuing education, innovation, and collaboration we celebrate Functional Medicine in the community!