For me, it is about quality of life, not just “passing” a physical exam.
How about you?
Having abundant energy throughout the day?
Being able to enjoy a meal with friends, worry free?
Having a clear mind and great memory?
Feeling emotionally balanced?
Being healthy enough to do all the things you love?
“Every patient carries her or his own doctor inside.” – Albert Schweitzer
Barbara Solomon MS CNS CFMP
Board Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner
Are your lab tests normal, yet you know that something is wrong? Have you been told not to worry about it, or that it is just a normal part of aging or worse, that it is all in your head? At Functional Health, we take a different approach to health. Chronic conditions don’t occur overnight, but start with subtle changes in physiology. And just like a car’s check engine light, our bodies are equipped with an incredible warning system. My goal is to find and address your specific physiological, biochemical, and genetic issues. By evaluating your laboratory results with emphasis on health and dysfunction rather than disease, we have a better opportunity of determining root cause so you can achieve your health goals.
- We offer Functional Blood Chemistry, genetic, food sensitivity, and advanced Functional Medicine testing to help find root cause of your health issues.
- Our practice is based on the latest scientific advances in Functional Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Genomics/Nutrigenomics, and Evidenced Based Nutrition.
- Our protocol is designed to meet your specific needs. For example, for most people, diet changes are required. Other times, supplements might be necessary. For others, exercise is the key. We just don’t subscribe to an `one size fits all` solution.
- We understand how overwhelming healthcare options can be and offer education and support to help you make appropriate choices for your lifestyle.
Working with Barbara has changed my life and I will be forever grateful that she had the patience and drive to help me get healthy again. I had been to numerous doctors for digestive issues and increasing swelling in my neck area. The only real conclusion after all the testing was multiple food allergies. I was constantly thinking to myself “How could I have no allergies my whole life and suddenly be allergic to…
Barbara Solomon was a godsend to me. She helped me return to good health after many years of struggling with increasingly poorer health and odd symptoms that neither I nor my doctors could figure out. I saw many doctors including a naturopath, but none of them were able to help me. When I found Barbara I was in such a bad state that I thought I was dying. And looking back, I really believe…
Over the years, I have seen a variety of alternative health care providers. Never have I received the kind of service and dedication as I’ve gotten with Barbara. Both my husband and I trust her deeply, and she is able to explain complex functions, and break it down to what I need to know. Her advice is practical, useful, and (not unimportantly) economical. I have recommended Barbara and Functional Health to many friends and…
Go no further. Barbara is the most knowledgeable and caring person you could ever find to work with for improving your health.
I have struggled with my weight my entire life. I’ve tried many diets with initial success, but without the ability to maintain the eating plan, I just ended up where I started, or worse. After having my son my weight was at an all time high and my energy was at an all time low. Most days I would find myself counting the minutes until nap time so I could recharge my batteries enough…
Barbara has a thorough grasp of healthy diet information, cares about her clients and carefully reviews the information so clients gain knowledge for their optimum health.
I would like to share my testimonial regarding the returning health and strength I am noticing since coming to see Barbara several months ago. She is extremely knowledgeable, very scientific, and very caring in her practice. She devotes study and time with her clients and performs testing not done in most medical examinations to uncover the root cause of your health concerns. I am extremely grateful.
Barbara’s approach is very thorough and analytical. She is looking for the root cause, so that necessary changes can be made to bring the body back into balance. She explains her findings very well and gives you a detailed report. I feel like I’m in good hands.”
At only 24, I was suffering from fatigue, low energy, GERD, stomach pains, migraines, and vitamin malabsorption and deficiencies; among a host of other symptoms. I’ve been going to doctors for the past several years and have done numerous blood works and other testing. All of them kept telling me I’m healthy and that all the test results were normal; but I didn’t feel healthy and was still stuck with all of those symptoms…On…
I first came across Barbara at a lecture I went to at People’s in Ocean Beach. I was at the time going to a practitioner who seemed to do similar work. I have been plagued with illness most of my life in one form or another and was never able to get total relief. After a while of thinking about it, I decided finally to go and see her since I was disappointed in…