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What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine is a form of medicine that allows practitioners to approach patient care with a holistic approach. Angel Longevity is home to functional medicine practitioner, Dr. Anju Mathur. She works closely with each patient in order to devise a fully customized treatment plan that will reduce or eliminate the patient’s current health problems and prevent new ones from surfacing in the future.

Some of the therapies offered by our functional medicine doctors include bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, detoxification, nutritional recommendations, exercise plans, and natural medicine.

We treat the person – not the symptoms

Commonly, conventional medicine treats separate symptoms relative to their individual body parts. Patients with insomnia are typically given sleeping medication, and people suffering from anxiety or depression are prescribed psychiatric medications.

While this traditional model may make sense for some health scenarios, it does not always work when the patient presents with multiple symptoms. This is because the combined side effects of all the medications can be more debilitating than the original problem. It also only works to mask symptoms, rather than getting to the root cause of an issue. And often adding more medications exacerbate the condition rather than relieve it.

Some of the therapies offered by our
functional medicine doctors may include
treatments for:

  • - BHRT for men and women
  • - Menopause and Perimenopause
  • - Leaky Gut
  • - Chronic Fatigue
  • - Heart Disease
  • - Epstein Barr Virus
  • - Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • - Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • - Chron' Disease
  • - Ulcerative Colitis
  • - Autoimmune Disorders
  • - GERD
  • - Fibromyalgia

As our functional medicine treatments and programs are all tailor made for each individual person, no program is exactly the same. Some treatment programs may involve steps such as:

  • - Detoxification
  • - Nutritional Recommendations
  • - Exercise Plans
  • - Medicines
  • - Strict Diet

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The functional medicine difference

With our functional medicine, instead of looking at individual symptoms and assuming that they are associated with different parts of the body, we look at symptoms in order to see what bodily systems may be affected.

For example, aging men and women with a group of symptoms such as insomnia, hot flashes, low libido, thinning bones, and muscle atrophy may have a problem with their endocrine system.

Our functional medicine doctor will not assign medications for each individual symptom, but will look at the symptoms a whole to discover the underlying cause.

In the case of an endocrine imbalance, physicians may use bio-identical hormone replacement therapy to supplement deficient hormones, which can improve libido, increase bone strength, reduce hot flashes, increase muscle strength, and improve sleep. In getting to the root of an issue, several symptoms can be eliminated or reduced.

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Restoring balance and optimal function to the body

Our approach to functional medicine looks at organ systems that may be malfunctioning and resulting in symptoms. Because the body is connected, sometimes symptoms are interrelated and can occur in groups relative to the system that is out of balance.

Many conditions can be traced to one part of the body that is out of balance. Some examples of conditions that present with groups of different symptoms but can be traced to one common imbalance include:

  • Menopause
  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Andropause
  • Perimenopause
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Thyroid disorders

While these conditions present with several different kinds of symptoms in different parts of the body, they can be traced back to endocrine imbalances. When the functional medicine doctor balances this system, all related symptoms may disappear.

What to expect during your consultation

Our functional medicine doctor listens to you and considers many aspects of your life before developing a treatment plan. Practitioners will give you the time and attention that you need to accurately explain your history and individual issues.

Seeking to find the cause of a chronic and complex disease and working to resolve it is another part of functional medicine. Patient-centered care is important to our functional medicine doctors. In focusing on the client, they can prevent the advancement of the disease process while promoting overall wellness.

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World-class care you can trust

Our functional medicine doctors are up to date on the latest laboratory testing methods, and they will implement the latest scientifically based medical advancements as a part of their patients’ care plan.

Our approach is integrative and it takes the best of conventional, alternative, and holistic medicine in order to help our patients improve their overall health and achieve optimal levels of wellness. Many patients that have undergone functional medicine have improved their health and alleviated existing health conditions.

Functional Medicine — Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Choose Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine is a comprehensive approach to wellness that examines all of the body’s systems within the context of your personal environment and life experiences. We believe that this approach allows us to more accurately identify the cause of many chronic diseases and conditions. If you can identify the root cause of a disease or condition, it is more likely that you will be able to prevent that disease from continuing to manifest.

What Advantages does Functional Medicine Have Over Traditional Medical Treatment?

By looking at the body as a whole unit rather than parts, functional medicine allows us to treat diseases where they begin. If you examine the body’s systems separately, you often do not have an entire picture of how your individual body is functioning. Since all of your body’s systems work together, we believe it is more beneficial to fully assess how the systems are functioning together in order to identify the root of medical issues or diseases.

What is the Functional Medicine Testing Like?

The tests used in functional medicine are very similar to tests used in traditional western medicine. These tests may include examination of blood work, your saliva or urine, and may include imaging like CAT or MRI scans. The greatest difference between testing in functional medicine, is functional medicine seeks to examine your body as a whole in order to identify the root cause of chronic illnesses.

Are Painkillers Bad for You?

Prescription painkillers have their place. They are designed, however, to be used for short-term pain management. Over time, you will notice that the dosage you were taking to control your pain no longer works, and you must increase your dosage to maintain your lifestyle. Additionally, long-term use of painkillers can cause bodily process like the endocrine system and production of hormones to fall out-of-balance.

Are Over-the-Counter Medicines Bad for the Body?

While over-the-counter medicines are usually safe for healthy people, long-term use of these medications interfere with your body’s systems. Long-term use of drugs such as acetaminophen can led to liver damage. Long-term use of ibuprofen can damage your kidneys. Functional medicine works to identify why you suffer from chronic pain and address the root cause of the problem. Through the use of homeopathic treatments, functional medicine’s goal is to treat chronic conditions with natural remedies rather than through the use of over-the-counter medicines.

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Covid19 and Your Immune System – A special message from Our Founder, Dr. Anju Mathur

Update March, 22nd:

We remain open to provide crucial services to all our patients and we are welcoming new patients.

Our most important goal is to remain healthy and maintain or build a strong immune system. In an effort to do so, we researched and have found a special test to analyze the overall state of health of your immune system.

A healthy immune system is the only thing that will either keep you from getting Covid19 or if you do contract it, keep the symptoms as mild as possible and the recovery as quick as possible. Because of this, we want to provide the opportunity for you to come in and have the overall health of your immune system tested.

If you are interested in this new blood test to find out what the overall state of your immune system is like, you should contact us right away and make an appointment.

We have negotiated some very special pricing on this test and are including your test and report of findings consultation with Dr. Anju Mathur along with her recommendations to maintain your overall immune health for only $199.

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Our doctor has also prepared a special message for you:

Update March, 16th:

In recent weeks we have all seen the news about the Coronavirus and even worse, we have seen blatantly threatening news reports, and our friends and family scared out of their wits.

I urge you not to panic. If you are not sure what to do, contact us and we will help you.

Coronavirus is real, but for healthy people it is not a death sentence. The mortality rate is only relatively high in immune compromised people or with other medical issues. Per Dr. SHIVA Ayyadurai, MIT PhD, “Viruses are NOT what kill & harm us (trillions of them in & around us) - rather the over-reaction of a weak & dysfunctional immune system caused by “underlying pre-existing conditions””… “CDCgov can bring CoronaVirus to its knees fast & stop deaths of seniors & immunocompromised by AT LEAST EQUAL emphasis- NOW - on specific foods & supplements to STRENGTHEN our Immune Systems.”

The best and right thing to do is to build up your immune system to be more resistant. In addition to high dose vitamin C, major autohemotherapy, and ultraviolet blood irradiation intravenous therapy, we are putting together our anti-viral supplement package for you. Call us for details.

Until then, we recommend you use very good hygiene practices:

  1. Wash your hands for 40 seconds with soap and hot water.
  2. Wear a mask if you are sick, coughing or sneezing, or have mucus. (Change mask every day).
  3. Wipe down your phone and doorknobs.
  4. Do not touch your face (eyes, nose, mouth).
  5. Use chemical-free anti-bacterial sprays and wipes (you can use essential oils, apple cider vinegar, or hydrogen peroxide)

Also, I want to share a wonderful anti-viral tea recipe:

Anti Viral TEA Recipe by Dr Mathur


  1. Fresh Grated Ginger-3 Tablespoons
  2. black whole kernels peppercorns- 20-30 pieces
  3. Cinnamon Stick- 1
  4. Black Cloves- 5-8.

Place all of the above ingredients in 3 cups of water and then boil for 20-30 minutes until the water turns black. Then strain it and drink it with some coconut or Almond milk and palm sugar or stevia.

Remember, these symptoms are treatable. You do not have to freak out. Be smart, keep your immune system healthy.

If you do contract the virus, let us know. Don’t panic, we are here for you.

Find facts instead of hysteria here.

John Hopkins reports 70,000 people have recovered worldwide.


Highest percentage of deaths are from immunocompromised patients and patients over 80 years old.

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