Lakeside Family Chiropractic & Wellness
Functional Wellness

Functional Wellness

. Many of us have health issues that have not properly been addressed. Everyone also has a different idea of how they want their health to look Whether that is learning to eat healthier, decreasing inflammation, lose weight, have a certain physique, live pain-free, build cardiovascular endurance, increase energy, think clearly, feel happiness, ultimately, it is all about enhancing who you are and understanding what is happening with your body at a cellular level. It starts with making time for yourself to take a deep dive within, creating goals and committing to them. That is the tricky part. It is easier to write a goal down than to actually complete it! Sometimes we need that extra guidance to help us get to the starting line. Sometimes, even prioritizing goals can feel overwhelming and hard to know where to start.

Functional wellness is a holistic approach that considers the unique genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors of each individual.  I have personally struggled with health issues and understand the frustrations and sometimes depression that comes with the lack of guidance and not knowing what is wrong.

My approach focuses on the gut-brain axis. You will take a deep dive evaluating your gut microbiome, digestion, and nutrient absorption, blood sugar stability and asses your neurological function, including your brain health and muscle function.

I may use a variety of diagnostic tools and tests to evaluate your overall health and identify any imbalances or dysfunctions within the body’s systems.  Nutrition, exercise, stress reductions and other lifestyle modifications will play a role in your treatment plan.  Specialized labs can also be ordered to further assist in harmonizing the body and strengthening the path to a stronger immune system and a better functioning you. 

By optimizing your gut-brain axis, you can experience improved digestion, reduced inflammation, enhanced immunity, and even improved mood and cognitive function.  If you are ready to take control of your health and optimize your health, book your appointment today. Dr. Elze is here to help you achieve optimal health and well-being.  

These visits are tailored to each individual. There is no cookie cutting here. Some examples for health visits are:

  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Brain Fog
  • Diabetes
  • Hashimoto’s
  • Weight loss
  • Pain Reduction
  • Hypoglycemia/hyperglycemia
  • Core stability and strength
  • Traumatic Brain Injury rehab – Neuroplasticity
  • Overall wellness
  • Vertigo
  • Chronic pain
  • Attention problems
  • Memory issues
  • Sleep issues
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Because I look at the big picture I require all initial paperwork, previous labs, medical records and imaging (if any) to be submitted prior to the appointment. This gives me time to thoroughly investigate and review your history as well as come up with a tentative hypothesis/plan. Further testing(if needed) will be done during your initial visit. These tests can include medical imaging and further lab testing. Please feel free to email the office if you have questions.

NOTE: Paperwork must be received three days prior to your appointment. It is important we have time to collaborate and make a plan. We sometimes spend a few hours reviewing cases before a patient comes in. If the paperwork is not received, your appointment will likely be rescheduled.