Prior to the onset of the disease, the Index Clinic functional medicine assists the patient in achieving primary disease prevention (the disease process has already started). This is achieved by investigating the functional interactions between all human body parts and their environment. Functional medicine extends the physician’s toolkit beyond prescription drugs and surgical procedures. Also included are botanicals, supplements, therapeutic diets, exercise routines, functional neurorehabilitation, detoxification regimens, and stress reduction strategies. Our functional nutritionist is a relatively new, potentially beneficial approach to health. It is a novel strategy and method for preventing and treating chronic, complex conditions. Instead of treating a collection of symptoms, its primary objective is to treat the individual as a whole.