Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine Update

Functional Medicine

At Larimar Med in St. Charles, IL, we specialize in functional medicine, which focuses on addressing the root cause of health conditions and taking steps to help the body heal while promoting overall health and wellness through naturally based treatment plans. If you’re seeking an alternative treatment to improve your health, treat your symptoms, and alleviate pain but don’t want to rely on another traditional medicine or pharmaceutical medication, we can help you support your health the natural way.

What Is Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine takes a systems biology-based approach to health and focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease. The standard approach to medicine is all too familiar to most of us. Typically, when you feel sick, you immediately schedule a doctor’s appointment.

When you arrive at your appointment, the doctor will ask you about your symptoms. Then, she’ll diagnose based on those symptoms and prescribe a treatment to alleviate them. While you may feel better in the short term, the root cause of those symptoms is too often left unaddressed.

Addressing the Source of Symptoms and Illness

At Larimar Med, we practice functional medicine and address the root cause of illness and symptoms. We believe that true wellness is not about masking symptoms but about identifying and healing fundamental dysfunctions within the body that are causing our sickness.

This form of medicine looks at the bigger picture, the individual’s total health, not just their symptoms. We aim to help you recover from disease, live symptom-free, and achieve optimal health and wellness.

The Larimar Med Difference

At Larimar Med, we believe that your health is dynamic and is continually influenced by how you live your life and how you relate to the world around you. True healing begins within. When you seek treatment at Larimar Med, you’ll receive care from Dr. Lauren Fitzgerald, who we refer to as Dr. Fitz, a leader in the functional medicine field.

She blends her knowledge and experience in conventional Western medicine with evidence-based alternative therapies and approaches to prevent, heal, and reverse disease. Dr. Fitz works with local patients in Saint Charles, IL, and the surrounding area and also offers virtual treatment sessions for patients in all 50 states. She aims to assemble a comprehensive health profile and individualized treatment plan that includes a unique array of holistic medicine and healing modalities.

What To Expect From Your Treatment Plan

When you come in for your consultation, Dr. Fitz will ask you questions about your health, any symptoms you’re dealing with, or any diseases and illnesses you’re suffering from. She can then design a treatment plan using her extensive tool kit of healing techniques to help you achieve real and lasting results.

Dr. Fitz makes an effort to get to know her patients and get a full understanding of their health history to create the most effective treatment plan possible. Treatment plans may include nutrition,  medication, supplements, and lifestyle changes.


Nutrition can negatively or positively impact your health. Eating the right foods can make all the difference in your body composition, energy levels, appearance, and even your mental and emotional health. Without the right diet, you’ll never unlock all the benefits that come from a lifestyle geared towards wellness.

Foods can help heal and repair your system, but if you’re not eating the right ones, instead of healing, you’ll be promoting inflammation, weight gain, gastrointestinal distress, and even hormone imbalances. When Dr. Fitz meets with you, she can make nutrition recommendations to improve your health, heal your body, and eliminate your symptoms.


A functional medicine treatment plan doesn’t exclude medication altogether. In some cases, medication may be necessary to help patients recover from certain diseases and effectively treat symptoms detracting from their quality of life. Dr. Fitz will review different medication options with you to determine if they will provide you with a safe and effective way to promote ultimate healing and health.

Lifestyle Changes

Sometimes, the simplest changes can treat the most complex health conditions. Dr. Fitz can give you more details about the benefits of lifestyle changes that can help you heal and recover from illness. By reducing stress, getting more exercise, increasing water intake, and making other positive lifestyle changes, you can experience real and lasting results and will invest in your current and future health.

Am I a Good Candidate?

If you’re tired of traditional forms of medicine and don’t want to rely on another pharmaceutical that will only mask symptoms and put your health at risk, you may be the perfect candidate for a functional medicine treatment plan. When you visit our office, you can expect patient-centered care. Dr. Fitz will treat your entire person, not just your symptoms. We can give you more details about our healing techniques and treatment plans at your consultation.


Supplementation is an important aspect of functional medicine. Dr. Fitz specializes in finding clinical research about the underlying factors of chronic disease so that she can customize treatment plans for patients suffering from thyroid issues, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, autoimmune conditions, and other illnesses. For many, the starting point of functional medicine is a comprehensive supplement plan.

Choosing the Right Supplements
Not all supplements are created equal; you must ensure you take the right and highest quality vitamins and minerals with the most bioavailable ingredients. When you do, you can improve your health, alleviate certain symptoms, and treat deficiencies. Our supplements are of the highest quality; we’ve done our research and only offer the best products.

In many cases, patients only need a handful of targeted vitamins and supplements to improve and support their health. Dr. Fitz can determine the best options during your comprehensive consultation. She can take all the guesswork out of choosing the right supplements and curate a collection of only the best Nutri Ceuticals available to support and improve your health.

Heal Your Body and Restore Your Health

You don’t have to live with negative symptoms or constant illness because there are ways to heal the body without side effects or putting your health at risk. A functional medicine treatment plan can help you overhaul your lifestyle and health so that you look, feel, and live better than ever.

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