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Shine Functional Health was founded for people at all different points of health to help them optimize their health and longevity. We help people feel better and learn how to prevent disease. We also help those who have a long list of symptoms that are not being addressed with conventional medicine.
Patients come to us when they want to dive deeper into their health. They want more from their doctor visits than being told “everything is normal – keep doing what you are doing”, or worse, “your labs are all normal” despite having numerous symptoms, sometimes for years.
This is where Functional Medicine comes in. Functional medicine asks the question “WHY” over and over again to determine what really is at the root of your symptoms. It is not about addressing each symptom individually, each with its own pill. Rather, functional medicine looks at things much differently. Instead of “siloing” your list of symptoms, functional medicine doctors focus in on how all the symptoms connect. At the root of the problem, is a state where multiple systems are not functioning (pun intended!) well, and we work to restore function and balance of ALL the systems.
Disease is not a black and white issue – it is not an on/off switch that suddenly happens one day. Disease states are the culmination of multiple insults that affect the way the body can function. Eventually, these changes create such dysfunction that result in outward symptoms and eventually chronic disease.
Think of a train on a track. When we are first born, we are on the healthy track. Every day we are subjected to things that can keep us on the healthy track, or nudge us ever so slightly in the wrong direction. If the body cannot redirect quickly to the healthy track – because of things like nutritional deficiencies, or on-going insults like food sensitivities – the train gets further and further off the healthy track, until it eventually is going in the direct opposite direction.
We want you to understand that you can restore your health and often time reverse chronic diseases when you start to repair the body, one cell at a time. The body has an innate ability to heal itself – it WANTS to be healthy. All we have to do is find what your body needs more of, and get rid of some of the things that prevent the healing process, so that your body can do its healing magic.
Is it hard work? Not when you have a plan that has been designed specifically to you, with a team that supports you every step of the way. Your treatment plan is unique to you – based on a complete history of your medical and emotional health, and cutting edge diagnostic labs that can pin-point physiological imbalances. We use a comprehensive approach including nutrition and diet and lifestyle modifications, like exercise, and stress management to rebalance the biological systems. And when you start to feel better, it just gets easier and easier until there is no looking back.
My husband and I have been seeing Dr. Lechner for over 10 years. She takes the time to get to know you, and makes common sense recommendations to help you achieve optimal health. She and her staff are amazing and we could not be happier with the health care being provided! Dr. Lechner takes the time to get to know you, your habits, your diet and lifestyle in an effort to help you work toward your ideal health.
- Jennifer V.
Dr. Lechner is a wonderful doctor! She is a problem solver who takes the time to listen to you and get to the root cause of the problem. I am impressed with her knowledge and approach to treating medical issues. I recommend her to anyone who wants to take charge of their health and well being. Thank you Dr. Lechner for helping me reach my optimal health!!
- Maria F.
She is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about her specialty, and we were very impressed with the comprehensive testing ordered to provide the insight she needed to tailor a plan. She has also been the most caring, compassionate, empathetic doctor we have ever encountered. We have recommended Dr. Lechner to my family, friends and co-workers. Thank you Dr. Lechner and your wonderful staff for all you do!
- Mary D.