Functional medicine is a holistic healing approach based on a strong partnership between healer and patient and gets to the root cause of disease. Dr. Gayle Madeleine Randall is an Integrative Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Functional Medicine specialist at Randall Wellness, who has been trained in a large variety of healing methods, from ancient to modern. Functional Medicine prefers natural therapies over western medicines but doesn’t exclude tools that help heal the patient. Functional Medicine is based on science and treatment to bring about balance or reversal of disease process is more upstream therapy. She serves patients from around the world at her offices in Woodland Hills, CA.
Dr. Randall is educated and certified in Functional Medicine, the practice of medicine that focuses on optimizing the functioning of the body and its organs using primarily holistic or alternative medicine. She has been using functional medicine techniques with her patients before there was even a name for the practice. This proactive type of medicine uses a systems-oriented approach and, like Integrative Medicine, it engages both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It’s a departure from traditional Western Medicine, which focuses too much on symptoms, rather than addressing the root of the issue. Dr. Randall loves to scientifically track down the hidden causes of disease and factors -- whether environmental, genetic or lifestyle -- that can interfere with a patient’s health. In addition, she uses functional treatments to optimize and transform health with natural therapies and lifestyle measures. She provides guidance and treatment with individualized diet and exercise plans, along with micronutrient therapy to optimize metabolism, assist with weight loss and promote energy. Dr. Randall aims to speak to the unique health needs of each person, and believes every patient can achieve their highest expression of health.
Patients will find Functional Medicine effective because it incorporates state-of-the-art tests to gain insight that can help identify factors contributing to the emergence and progression of disease. A few of Dr. Randall’s “outside of the Western Medicine box,” science-based tools are:
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Randall today to learn more about how functional medicine can help you achieve optimal health.