FreedomAge, Functional Medicine
Total years in practice: 15
Dr. Kalpana Gupta Shekhawat MD graduated from SMS Medical College Jaipur and has done MD Clinical nutrition from Texas USA, she has taken Bio Hormone Replacement Therapy training from American academy of anti-aging medicine (A4M). She had been practicing family medicine for 15 years after Working as DNB resident in Delhi. She started her practice as Functional Medicine practitioner since last 8 years and has been blissfully satisfied with the outcome since then, her idea behind this new approach is undoubtedly to address the root cause of the problems suffered by masses who have no clue on prevention. Once affected the suffering is enormous! This therapy gives better health and wellbeing to patients without the side effects of too many drugs. Functional medicine / age management medicine is about correcting the metabolism and healing the whole body with an integral approach. She works on reducing cellular inflammation, preventing oxidative free radical damage, detoxification and ensuring nutritional supplementation to have healthy metabolism. She has an extensive experience of managing more than 1000 patients in a short span of time, treating and reversing metabolic disorders such as cardiovascular diseases, endocrinal diseases, autoimmune disorders, neurological disorders and so on Integral approach the sine qua non of functional medicine addresses eight basic causes of metabolic diseases: I Inflammation (Heart of the problem) N Nutrition (Modern imbalanced diet) T Toxin (Increasing cellular toxic load) E Exercise Performance (Lack of movement) G Gut Micro biome (Extreme damage to the good flora due to toxins and overconsumption of medicines and chemicals destroying it) R Restoration of Hormones (Falling hormone levels) A Advanced Supplementation (Adequate essential nutrients) L Lifelong Mindfulness and Stress Management Her focus is to draw out a personalized therapy plan for each individual based on many factors such as genetics, lifestyle, current health conditions, body measurements, diagnostics, blood works result etc… Because the chronic disease is a food- and lifestyle-driven, environment- and genetics influenced phenomenon. It won’t be conquered with drugs and surgery, however helpful those tools may be in managing acute signs and symptoms. The costly riddle of chronic disease can only be solved by shifting our focus from suppression and management of symptoms to addressing their underlying causes. Specifically, we must integrate what we know about how the human body works with individualized, patient-centered, science-based care that addresses the causes of complex, chronic disease, which are rooted in lifestyle choices, environmental exposures, and genetic influences. She is happy to be a doctor of today as her patients are getting the solution to the long-standing un understood issues. And therefore she truly believes functional medicine is the future of medicine! “Instead of different treatment for heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and colon cancer, there might be a single inflammation remedy that would prevent all three” Time magazine cover story, (February 23, 2004) HOW FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE CHANGES THE WAY WE DO MEDICINE: • Functional Medicine offers a powerful new operating system and clinical model for assessment, treatment, and prevention of chronic disease to replace the outdated and ineffective acute-care models carried forward from the 20th century. • Functional Medicine incorporates the latest in genetic science, systems biology, and understanding of how environmental and lifestyle factors influence the emergence and progression of the disease. • Functional Medicine enables physicians and other health professionals to practice proactive, predictive, personalized medicine and empowers patients to take an active role in their own health.