Why Is Functional Healthcare So Powerful?

At Entavida, we believe that health is wealth... and that everyone deserves vibrant health. Unfortunately, the conventional medical system wasn't designed for creating & maintaining vibrant health... it was born out of the need for acute care interventions (think life-threatening infections, fracturesand other trauma, etc.).

In a time where chronic illness issues threaten to bankrupt millions of families and entire countries, we need a different approach that effectively identifies and addresses the underlying causes of disease.

This approach is called functional healthcare.

While you might be “new” to functional healthcare, it’s actually not new... holistic healthcare was the mainstay of healthcare before the advent of modern pharmaceuticals.

What's new is that we have brought advanced lab testing and a keen systems-biology approach to healthcare – which is short for looking at the body as a system of interconnected organs that need to work in harmony to function optimally. That's what coined the term "Functional Health Care" because ultimately, it's about restoring proper function to all the body's systems.

A good analogy is your car: If your "check engine" light is on, you take it to a mechanic for appropriate diagnostic rather than ignoring the situation or unplugging the bulb.

That's exactly how to approach your body with functional healthcare... it's not about what to do when your body is broken, it's about maintaining proper health in the first place, and preventing the body from breaking down.  However, when you are sick, functional healthcare isn't distracted by the symptoms, it focuses on the root cause and returning you to your optimal health.

Key Aspects Of 
Functional Healthcare

Properly caring for your health is so much more than just the basics of eating right and exercising. Scientific research shows the body is a complex collection of organs and systems and even bacterial colonies (the microbiome), that greatly impact each other.  Unfortunately for those not using Functional Healthcare, the standard of care hasn’t quite “caught up” yet with the current science nor the quality of care you deserve.

Conventional doctors and specialists frequently treat parts of the body separately – without considering the fact that all these areas impact each other. At Entavida, we see you as a whole person, rather than a collection of organs to be treated and evaluated separately.

When you have vibrant health, your body systems work together like a symphony in perfect harmony. But when one of these systems is off-balance, the whole symphony is out of tune! When you need a “tune-up” – so to speak – not only do you need to look at areas that aren’t working right... but also whether the rest of your body is in balance.

Sadly, most patients just receive medications to treat symptoms associated with some body part that “isn’t working.” All too often though, it’s a systemic issue that needs to be treated in a completely different way.

The conventional medical approach may not consider that each person is born with unique health needs. Based on their genetic factors, the environment they were born into, what kinds of bacteria populate their gut, as well as what they are exposed to as they grow – each person’s body has a very unique health profile which means they need an equally unique healing protocol.

It’s no wonder people go from doctor to doctor and never find their answers!

In fact, we find with our patients that while they may share the same symptoms, they frequently suffer from very different imbalances!

That’s why at Entavida, we use a personalized lifestyle-based approach that is uniquely equipped to resolve your chronic health challenges. This approach incorporates advanced testing and recommendations focusing on modifiable lifestyle and environmental factors.

Instead of simply addressing different symptoms across separate areas, functional healthcare seeks to treat the underlying root cause. Looking at lifestyle factors such as diet, environment, emotional health, and mindset that usually bring on the illness our patients are seeking to resolve.

At Entavida, our functional healthcare programs are a more personal and comprehensive form of care (along with health coaching) to help individuals learn lifelong skills on how to upgrade their lifestyle – so they don’t remain stuck with chronic illness.

Here are just some of the things we focus on in our program:

  • We prioritize "root cause" healthcare with our patients. When your clinical history, signs, symptoms, and story are viewed through the functional healthcare lens, the root causes of your illness can be identified. We can then support the healing process through personalized recommendation based on your unique situation.
  • Restoration of health and prevention of disease are prioritized over wait-and-see treatment approaches.
  • Individuals are educated about how to take a more active role in their own health and will learn up-to-date nutritional science and lifestyle modifications that can boost their health and overall wellness for a lifetime.

Conditions Treated

Since the founding of the practice, Dr. David Ward and his team have helped patients heal from complex, chronic inflammatory disorders such as:

  • Blood Sugar Disorders (Insulin Resistance, Type 2 Diabetes)
  • Autoimmune Conditions (Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis, Multiple Sclerosis, Hashimoto’s Disease, Lupus, Celiac Disease, Type 1 Diabetes)
  • Fatigue and Chronic Pain (ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia, Long COVID)
  • Cognitive Issues (SCI/MCI, “Brain Fog”, Memory Issues, etc.)

Your Next Best Steps

At Entavida, we carefully evaluate an individual's case, history and story before we agree to take them on as a patient.

This is in the best interest of both you and our team because we want to ensure we can truly help you restore vibrant health.

To get started, sign up for a free discovery consult with a member of our team, so we can evaluate whether partnering with Entavida is the best next step for you.

Take The First Step Today On Your

Journey Back To Health

Do you have questions about starting your path back to health? Our staff is standing by, happy to answer any questions you have to determine if our approach is right for you.

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About Entavida

Known for our successful outcomes, the team at Entavida uses an integrative, functional healthcare viewpoint informed by advanced lab testing and your personal story.

Our proven approach to diagnosing and resolving chronic health issues recognizes that lasting health depends on resolving the underlying root causes of your symptoms. Click here to learn more »

Unique Approach

At Entavida, we look at the body in a complete manner. We evaluate systemic imbalances, from immune function to gut and brain health. This allows us to address the underlying causes of your frustrating symptoms that keep you from feeling your best.

We empower you with lifelong health skills and therapies that can help you conquer health challenges. Click here to learn more about our approach.

Your Next Steps

After you have reviewed the information on our website and in our downloadable guides, we’d love to hear from you! We are also available to answer more specific questions about our approach.

Simply apply for a free discovery consult with our patient coordinator at 720.741.7853 or via our online appointment scheduler.

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