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Functional Medicine determines how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual.
Autoimmune Disease

Autoimmune Disease

An autoimmune disease develops when the body mistakenly attacks its healthy tissue or cells. This happens for various reasons, but it’s not entirely understood.
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Brain Health Strategies / Clearing Brain Fog

Brain Health Strategies / Clearing Brain Fog

Anyone who has experienced brain fog understands all too well that this phenomenon isn’t like normal fatigue or concentration difficulties.
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Chronic Fatigue Evaluations

Chronic Fatigue Evaluations

Dr. Kessmann utilizes state of the art testing to help determine what might be contributing to the lack of energy.
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Detoxification Enhancement

Detoxification Enhancement

Our world today includes more toxins than ever before. Certainly, the best way to not have to detox …
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Energy and Weight Loss

Energy and Weight Loss

Making the decision that you want to lose weight is the first step in your weight loss journey. It takes a lot of strength and determination.

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Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine is a systems biology–based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease.
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Nutritional Support

Nutritional Support

Dr. Jennifer Kessmann has been studying nutrition for most of her life. Her undergraduate major was scientific nutrition.

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Stress Management

Stress Management

Do you feel like you are always on to go and not able to relax even when you have downtime?
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What We Treat

By addressing the root cause, rather than symptoms, we become oriented to identifying the complexity of the disease. We may find one condition has many different causes and, likewise, one cause may result in many different conditions. As a result, our Functional Medicine treatment targets the specific manifestations of disease in each individual.

A digestive disease in which stomach acid or bile irritates the food pipelining. Symptoms include burning pain in the chest that usually occurs after eating and worsens when lying down.

A skin condition that occurs when hair follicles plug with oil and dead skin cells. Symptoms range from uninflamed blackheads to pus-filled pimples or large, red, and tender bumps.

Sudden hair loss that starts with one or more circular bald patches that may overlap.

An inflammatory arthritis affecting the spine and large joints.

Maximize your ability to age gracefully and beautifully by addressing current health issues and optimizing factors known to aid in longevity.

Arthritis is the inflammation of one or more joints, causing pain and stiffness that can worsen with age. Symptoms include pain, swelling, reduced range of motion, and stiffness.

A condition in which a person’s airways become inflamed, narrow and swell, and produce extra mucus, which makes it difficult to breathe. Asthma may cause difficulty breathing, chest pain, cough, and wheezing.

An autoimmune disease is a condition in which your immune system mistakenly attacks your body. The immune system normally guards against germs like bacteria and viruses.

Breastfeeding, also known as nursing, is the feeding of babies and young children with milk from a woman’s breast.

Cancer prevention is action taken to lower the risk of getting cancer. This can include maintaining a healthy lifestyle, avoiding exposure to known cancer-causing substances, and taking medicines or vaccines that can prevent cancer from developing.

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure), Dyslipidemia (Abnormal Blood Lipid Levels), Prevention of Heart Attacks and Strokes

An immune reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye.

A disease characterized by profound fatigue, sleep abnormalities, pain, and other symptoms that are made worse by exertion. The main symptom is fatigue for over six months.

Infections, Allergens, Environmental Exposures, Mold exposure

A condition in which the cavities around the nasal passages become inflamed. Symptoms include headache, facial pain, runny nose, and nasal congestion.

Depression and anxiety disorders are different, but people with depression often experience symptoms similar to those of an anxiety disorder, such as nervousness, irritability, and problems sleeping and concentrating.

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the blood (high blood glucose). Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar (glucose).

Common digestive problems include heartburn/GERD, IBD, and IBS. Symptoms may include bloating, diarrhea, gas, stomach pain, and stomach cramps. Treatment includes a combination of medication and lifestyle changes.

High cholesterol has various effects on your body, one of which is fatigue. When plaque builds in the walls of your arteries, it leads to conditions such as heart disease and coronary microvascular disease

Pain, Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and Cognitive Dysfunction

Widespread muscle pain and tenderness. Fibromyalgia is often accompanied by fatigue and altered sleep, memory, and mood. Widespread muscle pain and tenderness are the most common symptoms.

Diarrhea, Constipation, GERD, Imbalance in Gut Bacteria, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Digestion, Bloating and Gas and Nutrient Absorption Issues, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Leaky gut, SIBO, Yeast (Candida) overgrowth

Managing risk factors for diseases using personalized medicine that incorporates your own genetics and family history. 

Life extension science, also known as anti-aging medicine, indefinite life extension, experimental gerontology, and biomedical gerontology, is the study of slowing down or reversing the processes of Aging

Evaluate and optimize factors related to weight loss resistance, including genetics, hormones, toxins, nutritional deficiencies and personalized exercise and nutrition.

A condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high. Over time, if untreated, it can cause health conditions, such as heart disease and stroke.

Thyroid disorders such as Hashimoto’s and Graves, hypothyroidism and Adrenal dysfunction or “adrenal fatigue”

A condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. Over time, if untreated, it can cause health conditions, such as heart disease and stroke.

The overproduction of a hormone by the butterfly-shaped gland in the neck (thyroid). Symptoms include unexpected weight loss, rapid or irregular heartbeat, sweating, and irritability, although the elderly often experience no symptoms.

A condition in which the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormone. Major symptoms include fatigue, cold sensitivity, constipation, dry skin, and unexplained weight gain.

Celiac Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Thyroiditis, Lupus, Immune deficiency, inflammatory bowel diseases such as crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis

Ongoing inflammation of all or part of the digestive tract. Crohn’s disease – A chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining of the digestive tract. Ulcerative colitis – A chronic, inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation in the digestive tract.

Persistent problems falling and staying asleep. Symptoms may include difficulty falling or staying asleep and not feeling well-rested.

An intestinal disorder causing pain in the belly, gas, diarrhea, and constipation. Symptoms include abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation.

An inflammatory disease caused when the immune system attacks its own tissues.

A natural decline in reproductive hormones when a woman reaches her 40s or 50s. Common symptoms include hot flashes and vaginal dryness. There may also be sleep disturbances. The combination of these symptoms can cause anxiety or depression.

Diabetes, Low Blood Sugar, Obesity, Nutritional Deficiencies

A cluster of conditions that increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Aside from a large waist circumference, most of the disorders associated with metabolic syndrome have no symptoms

A headache of varying intensity, often accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine headaches can cause throbbing in one particular area that can vary in intensity. Nausea and sensitivity to light and sound are also common symptoms.

A psychological disorder characterized by the elevation or lowering of a person’s mood, such as depression or bipolar disorder.

A disease in which the immune system eats away at the protective covering of nerves.

Anxiety, depression, insomnia, ADHD, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and other neurodegenerative processes.

A condition in which bones become weak and brittle. Many people have no symptoms until they have a bone fracture. Treatment includes medications, healthy diet, and weight-bearing exercise to help prevent bone loss or strengthen already weak bones.

A hormonal disorder causing enlarged ovaries with small cysts on the outer edges. Symptoms include menstrual irregularity, excess hair growth, acne, and obesity.

An inflammatory disorder causing muscle pain and stiffness around the shoulders and hips.

A condition in which blood sugar is high, but not high enough to be type 2 diabetes. Without intervention, it’s likely to become type 2 diabetes within 10 years.
Many people with prediabetes have no symptoms.

A group of symptoms that occur in women, typically between ovulation and a period. Symptoms include mood swings, tender breasts, food cravings, fatigue, irritability, and depression.

A chronic inflammatory disorder affecting many joints, including those in the hands and feet.

An immune system disorder characterized by dry eyes and dry mouth.

Difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, poor quality sleep, and sleep wake cycle disorders.

Inflammation of the thyroid, the butterfly-shaped gland in the neck. There may be no symptoms. When symptoms occur, they may vary depending on the stage of the inflammation.

Evaluation of the build up of chemicals, pollutants, and heavy metals and their potential effects on your body, as well as provide a safe detoxification

An inflammation of the blood vessels that causes changes in the blood vessel walls.