Having a fast or slow metabolism is the first thing most people think about when they hear the term “metabolic health.” Metabolism has a direct connection to weight management, but metabolic and physiological health is about so much more than weight loss or gain.


The Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Center (PLMC)

In the simplest of terms, metabolism is defined as the chemical changes that occur in cells or organisms. Metabolism involves chemical reactions within the body’s cells that work to process food and change it from its original form into useful energy. The Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Center (PLMC) incorporates metabolic function and physiological health into our 5 Functions of Health. The 5 Functions of Health are based on the 5 Pillars of Health, which include sleep, exercise/movement, nutrition, stress management, and relationships/community. We use these areas as a basis for our approach to health and wellness, which defines health as a measure of function rather than the absence of disease.

Functions of Health

The PLMC evaluates these areas to measure our patients’ chronic medical conditions. Through a series of questionnaires, in-office point- of- care testing, functional assessments, and results from fitness trackers, we establish a baseline off from which we develop a health plan to help patients meet their individual goals.











Metabolic Health

Physiological or metabolic function determines how well the systems in the body work together. Cohesive functioning of the body’s systems stimulates healthy operation of metabolic pathways, which results in the optimal absorption and use of nutrients.


Physiological Function

Physiological Function is the area that most medical practitioners look at when diagnosing diseases and targeting their prevention. Metabolic disorders may show up in many forms. Two of the most common metabolic diseases are type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Identifying and correcting nutritional deficiencies that may lead to metabolic syndrome could help enhance overall physiological function.


Physiological Assessments

By looking at physiological assessments early on and comparing them to standard levels, we may be able to prevent and reverse the progression of impaired metabolic systems and decrease the mortality and morbidity associated with them. Below are some of the functional assessments the PLMC uses to measure metabolic health and physiological function:

  • Blood labs
  • Blood pressure & pulse assessments
  • Body temperature measurements
  • Nutritional physical exams
Physical Health

Why Metabolic Health Matters

The body’s ability to process, store, and use nutrients is integral to its function on a physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral level. A healthy metabolism supports everyday functioning in a way that contributes to holistic health and wellbeing.

The PLMC sees health and wellness differently than from most other healthcare providers. Instead of singling out just one symptom, we see symptoms as indications that certain systems are not working in unison. As such, we aim to get to the root of the issues within each function of health to help our patients live better, more fulfilled lives. The five measurable components that make up the 5 Functions of Health provide both us and our patients with valuable insight and useful information. Work with us to repair your metabolic health and see change, improvement, and results in your function of life

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