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Dr. Martin Rutherford

Dr. Martin Rutherford, DC

Martin P. Rutherford, CFMP, DC, has been in the healthcare field for over 40 years and has treated over 30,000 patients without the use of drugs or surgery. He has been described as enthusiastic, energetic, motivational, inspiring, and informative. He listens and answers questions; contributes information; and is genuinely concerned with each patient’s recovery and […]

Nutritional Weight Loss for those who truly cannot lose weight – Part 2

In our last article we discussed that there are significant numbers of obese people who genuinely cannot lose weight no matter how much or what they tried. Calorie intake (reduction) and exercise were not the answers. We discussed several of the potential metabolic and neurologic dysfunctional mechanisms in their bodies that could be contributing to […]

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What is Functional Medicine – How Does it Help?

Disease

The main focus of the Functional Medicine practitioner is to utilize an organized approach to assess the nine major systems of the body (nervous, gastrointestinal, endocrinological, immune, etc) and treat the underlying causes of the many chronic diseases that our patients suffer from.

Functional Medicine is patient focused and not disease focused. For instance you are not treating the patient’s rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, peripheral neuropathy, etc., you are instead assessing the above mentioned nine systems for weaknesses and imbalances in the patient’s biochemistry and physiology to try and understand why the patient has RA. The Functional Medicine do