Nutrition and Functional Medicine

Optimal healing and function of the body depends upon the proper chemical and nutritional environment. Functional medicine focuses on the prevention and underlying causes of disease utilizing the tools of a patient’s history, physical exam, and laboratory tests to identify those causes of disease. The tests that can be useful include a vast array of laboratory testing including blood, saliva, urine and stool testing as well as hair analysis.

Once an imbalance has been identified in the body it can be treated. A thorough history of a patient, physical examination and laboratory testing can all provide pieces to the puzzle of why a person is ill, or not experiencing optimal health. Treatment plans to restore health include practical diet and supplements, exercise or movement appropriate to the patient, and improvement to lifestyle habits. Modification of diet and lifestyle can be the key to a lifetime of vibrant health and energy.

Dr. Jane Ray has advanced nutritional training and gives consultations on diet and nutritional supplements for many health conditions, as well as for optimal athletic performance.

What can I expect on my first visit and follow- up appointments?

An hour is set aside for patients new to nutrition and functional medicine. Prior to your appointment, you will be asked to complete a comprehensive health history, which will be thoroughly reviewed by Dr. Ray.  After an interview and health exam in the office, recommendations for laboratory tests may be made (if appropriate).  Initial diet, lifestyle, and supplement recommendations will be reviewed on your first visit. On your second visit, after a more in depth review of your case has been made, a comprehensive plan involving diet and lifestyle will be presented along with any laboratory interpretation.  Dr. Ray is conscious of your health care budget when recommending labs, supplements, and diet and lifestyle changes. She will provide the most cost effective and practical care she can. 


Vitamins and Dietary Supplemenents

Red Dragon Wellness carries nutritional supplements and homeopathic remedies from top laboratories that are much higher in quality than those available over the counter. We offer only the finest products, chosen after extensive research.

Vendors we stock include:
BioResource
Designs for Health
Metagenics
Pharmax
Vital Nutrients
Neuroscience
Thorne


Seniors (age 65 and older) receive a 20% discount on nutritional supplement purchases.