Metabolism/Mitochondrial Dysfunction

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Metabolism/Mitochondrial Dysfunction

Toxins, stress, inflammation, and nutritional imbalances can disrupt your body’s harmony, leading to a state of “dis-ease”. Our metabolic testing and interventions are designed to mitigate these health-impairing triggers, paving the path to improved wellness. By restoring robust immune function and optimizing energy production, we enhance your body’s functionality across all systems, championing a healthier, more vibrant you.


Obesity is a condition marked by excess body fat, which can lead to various health complications. Functional medicine investigates root causes like dietary habits, physical inactivity, or hormonal imbalances. Personalized strategies including nutritional changes, physical activity regimens, and potentially targeted supplements aim to manage weight, improve metabolic health, and enhance overall well-being.

Metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions like high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and excess body fat, increasing risk for heart disease and diabetes. Functional medicine delves into root causes such as poor diet, sedentary lifestyle, or insulin resistance. Tailored interventions involving dietary changes, exercise programs, and possibly targeted supplements aim to manage metabolic syndrome, improve metabolic health, and enhance overall well-being.

Type II Diabetes

Type II diabetes is a chronic condition where the body either resists insulin or doesn’t produce enough, leading to high blood sugar levels. Functional medicine identifies root causes like diet, physical inactivity, or obesity. Personalized strategies involving dietary changes, physical activity, and potential targeted supplements aim to manage blood sugar levels, promote healthy insulin response, and enhance overall metabolic health.

Cholesterol Imbalances

Cholesterol imbalances, involving high LDL (‘bad’) cholesterol or low HDL (‘good’) cholesterol, can contribute to heart disease. Functional medicine explores root causes such as diet, lack of exercise, or genetic factors. Personalized interventions including dietary changes, physical activity regimens, and potential targeted supplements aim to balance cholesterol levels, promote heart health, and enhance overall well-being.

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is persistent pain that lasts weeks to years, significantly impacting quality of life. Functional medicine investigates root causes like inflammation, stress, or underlying health conditions. Personalized strategies involving pain management techniques, dietary changes, and potentially targeted supplements aim to manage chronic pain, improve comfort, and enhance overall quality of life.

Comprehensive Approach:

A comprehensive approach in healthcare is vital as it recognizes our body’s interconnectedness. Rather than isolating symptoms or body parts, it considers the interaction of biological systems, lifestyle, environment, and emotional health. This holistic perspective identifies root causes, enabling personalized care and enhancing treatment efficacy. It encourages overall wellness and preventive care, essential for sustainable health and vitality.

Accurate Diagnosis:

Accurate diagnosis is key in effective healthcare, providing a roadmap for treatment and the patient’s health journey. Instead of merely addressing symptoms, it uncovers health issues’ root causes, considering the complex interplay of biological systems, environmental influences, and lifestyle habits. Utilizing comprehensive medical histories, advanced diagnostics, and personalized assessments, it offers critical insights into a patient’s unique health. This clarity enables tailored treatment plans that tackle underlying issues, boosting therapeutic success and improving long-term health outcomes.

Personalized Treatment:

Personalized treatment is integral to effective healthcare, recognizing each individual’s unique health profile. It understands varying responses to treatment based on genetics, lifestyle, environmental exposure, and psychological health. Instead of a universal strategy, it provides tailored interventions to address a patient’s specific health root causes. Considering individual symptoms, medical history, and personal preferences, this patient-centric approach enhances treatment compliance and outcomes. Such customization boosts care effectiveness, supports symptom resolution, overall well-being, preventive care, and promotes a balanced, healthier life.

The Inspirit Process:

At Inspirit Health and Wellness, we are dedicated to helping you achieve optimal health through our comprehensive 5-step process. Begin your journey towards a healthier, more vibrant life by scheduling a consultation with us today.

Step 1: 30-Minute Complimentary Consult

During your initial consultation, we will discuss your health concerns, goals, and medical history in detail. This conversation allows us to understand your unique needs and develop a comprehensive understanding of your health status.

Step 2: Functional Lab Testing

We will conduct advanced functional lab testing to gain insights into your body’s unique biochemistry. These tests help us identify the root causes of your health issues and provide a detailed understanding of your body’s current state.

Step 3: Personalized Treatment Plan

Based on the information gathered from the initial consultation and lab tests, we will create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. This plan will focus on addressing the root causes of your health concerns, promoting overall wellness, and preventing future issues.

Step 4: Ongoing Support and Monitoring

We are committed to providing ongoing support throughout your health journey. We will monitor your progress, make adjustments to your treatment plan as needed, and provide guidance to help you achieve your health goals. Our aim is to empower you with the knowledge and tools necessary to maintain lasting wellness.

Step 5: Achieving Optimal Health

As you follow your personalized treatment plan, you will start to experience improvements in your health and well-being. We will celebrate your successes and continue to work together to help you maintain optimal health, prevent future issues, and enjoy a vibrant, fulfilling life.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine is a patient-centered, science-based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease. It examines the unique genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors influencing each patient’s health and tailors treatments accordingly, rather than solely managing symptoms.

How is functional medicine different from conventional medicine?

While conventional medicine often treats symptoms and diseases in isolation, functional medicine takes a holistic approach, focusing on the body as an interconnected system. Functional medicine practitioners spend more time with patients, delving into their histories and looking at interactions among genetic, lifestyle, and environmental factors that can influence chronic diseases.

What conditions can be treated with functional medicine?

Functional medicine can help manage a wide range of health issues, including chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune disorders, and mental health issues. It can also be beneficial for individuals dealing with digestive disorders, hormonal imbalances, chronic fatigue, allergies, and many other health problems.

What can I expect during a functional medicine consultation?

During a functional medicine consultation, the practitioner will take a thorough history and may order comprehensive testing to gain a detailed understanding of your health. They will look at various aspects of your life, including nutrition, physical activity, stress, sleep habits, and more. Together, you’ll create a personalized treatment plan that focuses on diet, lifestyle changes, stress management, detoxification, nutritional supplements, and if necessary, medications.

Is functional medicine covered by insurance?

Inspirit operates on a self-pay basis, which means that payment is due at the time of service. Although we do not directly accept insurance, we can provide you with an itemized receipt which you may submit to your insurance provider for potential reimbursement, depending on the specifics of your plan. It’s always a good idea to contact your insurance provider to understand your coverage for out-of-network healthcare services before starting treatment.

My Commitment:

I believe that each patient’s health journey is a unique and intricate story. Just as I’ve woven together diverse threads of medical expertise, research, and forensic science throughout my career, I aim to connect the dots within each individual’s health narrative to reveal the root cause of their health challenges.

In my practice, I leverage my extensive knowledge from the ICU and Urgent Care environments, as well as my investigative background in forensic medicine, to take a truly comprehensive, analytical approach to health care. Instead of just treating symptoms, I delve deep into understanding how your lifestyle, genetics, and environment influence your well-being. My forensic science experience has taught me the value of thorough, meticulous inquiry, and I bring this mindset to every patient interaction.

As a functional medicine practitioner, I strive to create a collaborative and compassionate space where your unique health story is heard and respected. Together, we’ll navigate the complexities of your health, formulating a personalized treatment plan to restore balance, enhance resilience, and guide you towards optimal wellness.

I am committed to empowering you with the knowledge and tools you need to reclaim control of your health and live your life to the fullest. I look forward to walking with you on your journey to improved health, balance, and vitality.

Liz Spicer, MS, DNP

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