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    The Functional Medicine Tree: Roots, Branches, and Fruits of Wellness

    Believe it or not, the way a tree grows healthy (or not) can be compared to how individuals do. Using a tree as an example, with its roots, branches, and fruits, then, can help us understand how wellness or disease can result from our environment, conditions, & lifestyle. Using the functional medicine tree as an analogy helps describe the essence of functional medicine. Functional practitioners look at a person holistically and often use the analogy of a tree. The functional…

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