The Pioneer Your Health Framework
Our approach is very intentional. We provide the necessary education and support for a healthy lifestyle, and we systematically demonstrate with functional medicine labs where your body is having to compensate for dysfunction. This unique strategy allows us to help your body heal itself from the inside out so that you can experience sustainable results.
We empower you to have lifelong sustainable results by offering a well-rounded education based on a combination of understanding where your body needs support & the emerging science of functional medicine. You need not wade through the endless internet trying to figure it all out yourself. We provide a comprehensive lifestyle education plan through an online curriculum, live online classes, personal conversations with functional medicine practitioners, health coaching, and more.
We provide the support you need throughout your health journey to weave clinical interventions with sustainable lifestyle changes so your body can begin to heal. Your Health Coach will support you in incorporating lifestyle changes into your daily routines empowering you to become an active and engaged participant in your overall health and wellbeing. We all need a little help sometimes. Whether it’s motivation, accountability, or even another set of eyes to point out what you are doing great and where your efforts can be optimized to create better first-time results, we are here for you.
Your body needs to heal from the inside out, so we strategically support it to do so. We will create a plan for you to accomplish this step-by-step. Our approach includes five key areas: nutrition, fitness, gut health, detoxification, and adrenal/hormone balance, so nothing is missed. Our practitioners dedicate hours every week preparing for cases and reading the latest scientific research to ensure that nothing is overlooked.
A Map for Pioneering Your Health
At Upstream, we are trained in both western medicine and functional medicine to provide a balanced and comprehensive point of view as well as a full set of available tools, both prescription (when indicated) and natural.
Have you ever felt like you were playing whack-a-mole with your health efforts, but never actually achieving a sustainable result? We utilize a “direct-route” strategy based on the needs of your body to help you heal from the inside out. With the Pioneer your Health Framework, multiple body systems can begin functioning together synergistically allowing your body to do what it was created to do — heal.
Online Health Education
We empower our clients to have lifelong sustainable results by offering them a well-rounded education based on functional medicine science. You do not need to wade through the endless internet trying to figure it all out yourself. We’ve taken tens of thousands of hours of education and consolidated it into a “what you need to know” lifestyle education plan.
We also provide monthly, live health education webinars that include supplemental training delivered from our provider team. And if that was not enough, we encourage questions through a community Q&A session available every week.
Ongoing Accountability & Support
Throughout your health journey, we offer ongoing accountability and support. We do this by offering…
- Strategic touchpoints with your health coach to personalize lifestyle recommendations so you can make them a sustainable reality.
- Empowerment for you to become an active and engaged participant in your overall health and wellbeing.
- Support in implementing your jointly developed plan of care.
- Motivation and guidance as we celebrate your wins.
Functional Lab Work: “Test Don’t Guess”
We use labs to uncover underlying dysfunctions in your body, specifically targeted at identifying root causes and core functions. We view your test results through a functional medicine lens which gives us tremendous insight into optimizing your health.
“How is functional lab work different” you may ask?
Have you ever been told your labs are normal, but you still do not feel right?
Lens: We look for optimal ranges. Conventional lab ranges are not based on optimal function; they are based on population curves. Optimal ranges often show us issues BEFORE your body can no longer compensate for them.
Scope: We widen the view. We map out a comprehensive view of important functions in your body. Instead of a single marker, we run labs from multiple viewpoints. This allows us to see what’s really causing your symptoms.
Here are a few examples of the various viewpoints that help us to understand your body better:
- Nutritional and inflammation markers
- Extended cardiovascular screen
- Full thyroid and male/female hormone panels
- Microbiome balance in the gut
- Toxic burden including heavy metals and environmental toxins
- Adrenal function throughout the day
- Genetic markers to help you see where issues may later arise before they are even causing you symptoms
- And much, much, more…
Become empowered and maintain your health independence! We are intentional about ensuring you fully understand your lab results so you can make the best health choices based on what your body needs.
We provide hand-selected, vetted, and top-of-the-line supplements so that there’s no question about the quality, offering reliable results for you.
We believe supplements are a tool and should first be used for a short period of time to treat clearly identified underlying dysfunctions until resolution, and then we encourage putting the supplements away. If you continue a supplement long-term, you should have evidence that this issue cannot be solved with lifestyle alone and have a clear strategy moving forward.
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What Our Clients Are Saying
“In my experience, Jeff Hunter is hyper-focused on the identification and understanding of the complexities and underlying functionalities of various issues, ailments, and diseases. He is not bound by the fundamental constraints within the ‘traditional’ medical paradigm; nonetheless, has that conventional knowledge, together with his expertise as a functional medicine provider, and is able to provide a comprehensive approach towards achieving better health for his patients. Conventional medicine may be reactive (and insurance-driven), and functional medicine may be proactive, yet it is Jeff’s knowledge and areas of expertise in both models that truly mark him as a unique and extraordinary functional medicine provider. This program is without a doubt one of the best investments that I have ever made in myself!”