When selecting a provider to help guide you on your journey to wellness, it’s important to ﬁnd a practitioner who is focused on identifying ROOT CAUSES. Many providers will use alternative medications or supplements to treat symptoms; this type of “green medicine” does not address the underlying cause of a patient’s health challenge. This leads to the continued need for expensive on-going supplementation. It is important to note there is a cost of failing to identify the underlying causes: further deterioration of a person’s health and need for an ever-increasing list of supplements to take. A skilled physician will attempt to identify the underlying cause of health issues with functional lab testing, prior to suggesting high quality supplementations. Advanced lab testing allows the practitioner to identify clinical blind spots and monitor each patient’s progress. It is undeniable that high quality supplementation can provide outstanding outcomes in a patient’s journey to optimal health, but even the best tools fail in the wrong hands. Make sure you choose a provider who is skilled in interpreting functional lab tests and is qualiﬁed to determine which supplements to recommend.