Functional Medicine

When you are chronically tired or not feeling well, functional medicine is an approach to health care that can treat the underlying cause of your symptoms and get you back to feeling your best. Monica Sood, MD, of Kaya Health & Wellness is board certified in functional medicine and provides a range of services to support your optimal health. Call the Little Silver, New Jersey, office or schedule an appointment online for expert care with a functional medicine approach.

Functional Medicine Q & A

What is the functional medicine approach?
Functional medicine is a field of health care that emphasizes the overall health and wellness of every person. This approach is highly individualized and focuses on preventing and treating the underlying cause of disease or illness.

The team at Kaya Health & Wellness uses a functional medicine approach by seeing each patient as an integrated system.

This way of looking at health care takes into account your environment, lifestyle, emotions, mental health, and health history when treating your symptoms.

They strive to offer a range of services that support overall health and wellness with a holistic outlook on the treatment of disease.

The functional medicine approach appreciates that every part of you needs to be balanced and well in order for you to experience your optimal health. Every aspect of health should be included in care, including your nutritional, hormonal, and sexual health.

What does a functional medicine approach entail?
Kaya Health & Wellness utilizes functional medicine to prevent, diagnose, and treat conditions that include:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Hair loss
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Aging, tired skin
  • Joint pain

A functional medicine approach begins with a comprehensive assessment that includes a complete health history, physical examination, and diagnostic testing. These tests may include allergy, hormone, toxicity, or vitamin testing.

What information is essential to a functional medicine assessment?
To get a comprehensive picture of your health, Dr. Sood asks you a series of questions that relate to your medical history, family history, medications you’ve taken, and any surgeries you’ve had. She also asks about your:

  • Hormone cycles
  • Pain history
  • Toxic exposure
  • Usual diet
  • Normal activity level
  • Concerning symptoms
  • Lifestyle habits
  • Sexual history
  • Stress level
  • Mental health

To create a plan of care that is personalized and effective for you, a comprehensive understanding of every aspect of your health is vital. The more information Dr. Sood has, the more individualized and effective your plan of care will be.

What are some functional medicine treatments?
Kaya Health & Wellness offers a variety of services that support the functional medicine approach to your health.

Some of these services support wellness by boosting your confidence and improving your mental outlook, while others support natural healing, help restore balance and treat illness. The services include:

  • Regenerative medicine
  • Platelet-rich plasma therapy
  • Natural hair restoration
  • Bioidentical hormone replacement
  • Vampire Facial® and Vampire Facelift®
  • O-shot® and P-shot®
  • Intravenous (IV) therapy
  • Nutritional support and counseling

The team provides everything you need to support your best health, promote healing, and protect against disease.

For a consultation about how functional medicine can benefit your health, call the office or schedule an appointment online with Kaya Health & Wellness today.

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Kaya Health & Wellness

160 White Road, Suite 202

Little Silver, NJ 07739

Phone: 973-996-4496


Monday - Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

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