Functional medicine is a form of alternative medicine that includes a large number of unproven and disproven methods and treatments of different diseases, illnesses and disabilities. They claim that they focus on the “root causes” of different conditions based on interactions between the environment and the gastrointestinal, endocrine, and immune systems to create “individual treatment plans.” The treatments that functional medicine doctors recommend are normally not supported by medical evidence. It is described as quackery, pseudoscience and alternative medicine.
In the United States, functional medicine practices have been ruled ineligible for course credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians because they are concerned that functional medicine is harmful. […]