Over 80% of illness is preventable and yet we only spend 5% of our health dollars on preventions. This is because the current healthcare system focuses primarily on the treatment of symptoms in an attempt to manage disease, not prevent or reverse it. There is science to support less than 25% of current allopathic treatments, but considerably better science for the more natural approach called Functional Medicine. Over 15,000 evidence-based studies have been identified that support the prevention and reversal of illnesses such as type 2 diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, asthma, depression and much more.
This type of evidence lead the Cleveland Clinic to make the bold move to focus on Functional Medicine because it was the “medicine of the future” according to the clinic’s CEO Delos Cosgrove. The clinic has also launched a workplace wellness program that is quickly achieving impressive results beyond anything seen by other wellness programs across the country. This conference program is designed to explain how Functional Medicine can be properly and easily integrated into most existing workplace wellness programs. To be successful there must be a willingness to invest the time, energy, finances and expertise necessary to change employee lifestyles for a lifetime.
Functional Medicine can change any workplace wellness program from a sickness-based program to a health and wellness-based program. Presenting the science to support the prevention and reversal of most chronic diseases will be relatively easy compared to getting employees to adopt the necessary lifestyle changes to sustain optimal health. This will require the creation on an appropriate corporate culture; strong incentives to initiate and sustain lifestyle changes and a creative educational program intended to last a lifetime. If this can be done the results will be higher employee morale and productivity, as well as considerably lower health care costs for employees and the employer.
In this session you will learn to: