Functional Medicine is a patient-centered treatment approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease.
Functional Medicine is a patient-centered treatment approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease. Practitioners of this approach do not treat illness and dysfunction through their isolated symptoms. Rather, we view the body as a whole system: every cell and organ as members of a biological ecosystem; every individual as an artifact, shaped and chiseled by his or her unique genetic disposition, environment, and lifestyle factors. When part of this system fails and symptoms surface, we believe that mitigating symptoms with medication isn’t enough. We prefer to treat the root cause, which reverses the illness, heals the body, and restores balance to the body’s health.
Functional Medicine lends itself to a customized, whole-body medical approach. In a deft shuttle between modern West and ancient East practices, we merge the latest laboratory and diagnostic techniques with our patient’s medical, family, social, and occupational history to best understand his or her illness. We then convert this data into a tailored treatment plan. With a combination of drugs, herbal supplements, therapeutic diets, detoxification programs, spiritual and emotional counseling, and other self-care practices, we partner with patients to bring their bodies back to their optimal states. In addition, educating patients about their health conditions empowers them to take charge of their own health, ultimately leading to long-term wellness.
Our areas of specialty include:
- Hormone Imbalance
- Thyroid Disease
- Digestive Issues
- Chronic Fatigue
- Cardiovascular Health
- Diabetes/Blood Sugar Regulation
- Weight Management/Metabolic Dysfunction
- Autoimmune Conditions
Dr. Batool Dawood, Pharm.D, CFMP is the founder and CEO of Enaya, LLC. She’s a board certified pharmacist in the state of Minnesota and a University of Minnesota graduate. She has her post doctorate education and training in Functional Medicine and Clinical Nutrition through the Institute for Functional Medicine and Functional Medicine University.