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Functional medicine serving Mount Juliet, Nashville, TN, and the surrounding areas.

Functional Medicine
Functional Medicine

Functional medicine is science-based care that digs deep to find the root cause of poor health. At Freedom Functional Wellness, talented functional medicine and anti-aging specialist Louise Higuera, NP, provides outstanding personalized care, from testing to the latest treatments, in their Mount Juliet, Tennessee, office. Call the office or book your appointment through the online booking tool now.

Functional Medicine Q & A

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine discovers and treats the root causes of chronic health issues. With functional medicine, you’ll work with your Freedom Functional Wellness provider to identify problems, take steps to correct them, and reach a state of optimal wellness long term. 


Who needs functional medicine?

Functional medicine is ideal for anyone seeking a science-based approach to wellness. Many people seek out functional medicine care because they can’t get answers from their traditional medical providers. That can make you feel unseen and unheard.

The functional medicine approach digs deeper and doesn’t accept inconclusive results.

Freedom Functional Wellness sees and hears you. They offer freedom from the old medical approaches that just don’t work for you. 


What do functional medicine programs include?

Freedom Functional Wellness offers testing and treatment personalized for you. Some of the main aspects include:

Functional lab analysis

Functional lab analysis is more detailed than routine lab tests. If you feel awful, but your doctor says you have normal labs, a functional lab analysis can examine your labs through an optimal lens. 

This type of analysis uses specific functional medicine ranges instead of the broad reference ranges used in traditional lab testing, so it can detect problems that other lab tests miss. 


Specialized lab testing 

Specialized lab testing looks for specific issues to find the cause of your symptoms. Examples include:

  • Heavy metal urine testing
  • Comprehensive stool profile
  • Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) breath testing
  • Lyme disease and Lyme disease co-infection testing
  • Genetic testing
  • Hormone testing (urine and saliva)
  • Parasite stool testing
  • Environmental toxins testing
  • Thyroid panel 

Many other types of specialized testing are also available, based on your needs.


Thyroid hormone optimization

The word thyroid is derived from the Greek word for “shield.” Many people are functioning with their shields down, leading to chronic issues like fatigue, temperature sensitivity, and weight gain. 

Thyroid hormone optimization options include both supplements and prescription options to strengthen and restore your body’s shield. 



People with chronic diseases like fibromyalgia, Crohn’s disease, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis often struggle with chronic pain and other debilitating symptoms. 


Low-dose naltrexone is a non-narcotic treatment that can help regulate your dysfunctional immune system.

Supportive oligonucleotide therapy (SOT), semaglutide weight loss, bioidentical hormone therapy, high-dose vitamin C, and many other types of treatments are also available. 

Call Freedom Functional Wellness or book your appointment using online booking now.