Dr. Ravi Gupta
Ravi Gupta MD, acquired his medical doctorate through the University of Virginia, and subsequently went to the University of North Carolina and Duke University for his internal medicine training and research fellowship.
He worked as an inpatient adult medical provider for 15 years. After seeing thousands of chronically ill patients, he began to realize that patients ONLY had the ability to reverse disease, foster health, and achieve ultimate wellness through the means of lifestyle and diet.
Looking for an evidence-based solution that adhered to the principle that the surrounding environment and the patient's wellbeing are inextricably linked, he discovered functional medicine. He is dedicated to tackling the root causes of chronic conditions by utilizing the power of functional medicine to disrupt our current healthcare model.
Health is a continuum, not black or white. We help people with chronic disease improve their health and optimize their physique.
7 Keys to Wellness
Our diets, nutritional status, air, water, exercise, trauma, psychosocial factors, and exposure to environmental toxins and radiation can all influence our genes and our overall health. Creating a healthy environment inside and out is our first step to balancing the systems.
Inflammation & Immune Balance
When the immune system is out of balance, inflammation can run rampant - causing a chronic, smoldering fire inside your body that contributes to health issues and weight gain. Managing inflammation is a key aspect to achieving optimized health and wellness.
Hormones and Neurotransmitters
Many people are living out of harmony with our biological rhythms; our hormones and neurotransmitters, which we depend on to keep us in balance, are running out of control. Uncovering reasons for imbalances in these systems is essential.
Gut and Digestive Health
Optimal gut health has become a prominent focus in functional healthcare because the links between chronic illness and an imbalanced microbiome keep growing. Gut health is at the core of optimal wellness and understanding why it breaks down and how to repair it is critically important.
Detoxification is the science of the processes our bodies use to get rid of waste. If waste does not get properly detoxified and builds up, we get sick. Optimized health depends on enhancing our body’s capacity to detoxify and get rid of waste while minimizing our exposure to toxins.
Energy, Mitochondria & Oxidative Stress
Optimizing our mitochondria (energy factories), and reducing oxidative stress (resulting from toxic insults, infections, allergens, stress, and eating poor quality food) is often overlooked in conventional healthcare, yet a vital component to having abundant energy for life.
The Mind/Body & Body/Mind Effect
The body and mind are a dynamic bi-directional system. What impacts one has an enormous impact on the other and the health of your body is directly related to the health of your brain. Nurturing and optimizing this relationship is critical to overall health and wellbeing.
The focus of Functional Medicine is on personalized care, promoting health as a positive vitality, beyond just the absence of disease. By listening to each individual and learning your story, we bring you into the discovery process and tailor programs that address your individual unique needs.
Science Based Approach
Functional Medicine involves the process of looking “upstream” to consider the complex web of interactions in your history, physiology, and lifestyle that can lead to illness. The unique genetic makeup of each person is considered, along with both internal (mind, body, and spirit) and external (physical and social environment) factors that affect total functioning.