Why Functional Pharmacy?
Functional Medicine is defined by the Institute of Functional Medicine as a systems biology-based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of dis-ease. Within each symptom or differential diagnosis may be contributing to an individual's Illness. Well what if the root of the problem is the prescription drug or a lifestyle? Who knows the pharmacology of how a drug is supposed to work better than a pharmacist. So at Webster Pharmacy our pharmacists check prescription drugs for common side effects that could be caused by a specific nutrient being depleted out of balance with due to your prescription medication. We call this Drug Induced Nutrient Depletion.
Another reason to talk to our pharmacists about Functional Medicine is because a lot of medications are poorly eliminated which also leads to side effects or additional disease. That is why we provide a Detox Support Program that helps you flush out toxins caused by medications lingering around in your body. We call this Core Restore. Each year we consume about 14 pounds of pesticides, herbicides, food additives, and preservatives per American. In order to remove these toxins from your body we are dependent on our liver for this process. When our detoxification process slows down or stalls and the toxins accumulate leading to dis-ease once again.