Functional Medicine is prevention, early assessment and
management of chronic disease by correcting core imbalances to restore health
to the greatest possible extent.
Our Doctor's Approach
Many people have been suffering from a chronic disease for many years. They spend an average of 7-minutes with their primary care physician, having been prescribed too many medications- many that are either toxic or addicting. Big Pharma sponsors most of our medical education and physicians are indoctrinated from day one of medical school. In addition, we have hospital corporations and insurance companies making sure that they get every bit of their share of the healthcare dollar. We spend more than twice as much per capita than any other industrialized country, yet are ranked 50th in outcome. In addition to this we have the added nutritional harm posed by processed foods, sugars, wheat, hormones, antibiotics, pesticides, herbicides and GMO's. The food industry, along with our making poor choices, is making us sick and the sickness industry is capitalizing.
Our first approach is to help our patients become aware that "food is your medicine, food is your poison". We have the tools to assist you in making the necessary changes to enhance your health. Our Comprehensive Wellness Evaluations include an hour visit with Dr. Cohen, a BIA with our state of the art InBody 720 (see below) and bone density screening, when appropriate. We have a nutritionist and exercise physiologist on staff and offer one on one care. After evaluation via exam, labs and in-office testing we first focus on nutrition, lifestyle and supplementation. We often have the ability to halt, or even reverse, chronic disease. We can often reduce the need for harmful or addicting medications. We have a program that incorporates several modalities to help our patients wean off of benzodiazepines. We offer recommendations and counseling for those opting to use medical cannabis. For those patients who are in pain, we have on staff one of the best body-workers in Boulder. For those who are "stuck" and are in need of energy healing we offer the services of a Shamanic Healer as well as a Reiki Master. Dr. Cohen has specialized in women's health for over 30 years and provides women's exams and bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.
Bio-electric Impedance Analysis (BIA)
BIA measures body composition electronically. Body composition analysis is the clinical assessment of tissue and fluid compartments in the human body. BIA is used in preventative, diagnostic, and therapeutic applications. A normal distribution of tissue and fluid in the body is associated with immunity, high function, and longevity. An abnormal distribution of tissue and fluid in the body is associated with susceptibility, low function, and the effects of disease and aging. Our body is bioelectric and the bio-electric impedance analysis measures our vitality at both a cellular and structural level. At Journey 2 Life, we have invested in the InBody 720- the premiere BIA on the market today. This test is offered to our patients at no charge as part of our comprehensive wellness visit.