“Health is not incessantly worrying about how healthy you are.”
Eighty thousand chemicals have been dumped into our environment since World War 2. Forty percent of Americans get less than 5 hours of sleep. Over two thirds of our population is obese or overweight and over two thirds of those who are normal weight are over-fat. Each year our children’s minds are poisoned with thousands upon thousands of ads for sugar sweetened beverages and quick, dead, processed food.
We race all day attached to screens constantly checking for the next emergency, adapting and addicted to the endless stream of to-dos and cultural pressure to get work done. Where does it end? How can you regain your health, your vitality, and your passion for the things that matter?
Costa Rica hosts more than 5% of the world’s biodiversity even though its landmass only takes up 0.03% of the planet’s surface. Twenty five percent of Costa Rica’s land is dedicated to conservation. Clean air, pure water, and local organic food are all easily accessible. Costa Rican life holds still to watch a hummingbird zip from flower to flower. Millions of tourists come to Costa Rica each year to escape, but what do they take back?
FMCR provides a taste of this escape, but also a top of the mountain type experience where you can learn how to build health from the ground up and take back your life wherever you are. You don’t even have to come to Costa Rica to get started, although we highly recommend it.
One of the best Functional Medicine Practitioners I know…probably out there, period.Brenda Gregory
I have a world of respect for Dr. Ben House. The S&C House, the Functional Medicine House, the Zen House….all of them! Since I met Ben years ago, my life continues to evolve and improve year over year. From the time, many years ago, he spent an hour coaching me on double unders to most recently fixing my long time fatigue/strength issues (via Func Med), Ben has had a huge impact on me and my family. At age 42, I’m feeling stronger, healthier and more focused than I have in decades. As a result, I’m passing on all the learned and realized benefits to my family, friends and my own clients. Pura Vida Dr. Ben House! Sincere gratitude for everything you have done for me and for others!Patrick Massey
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The initial consult will begin to unravel your story and provide us with both objective and subjective data as how best to tread forward. We will gather the testing you need to make the right decisions in order to take the next step to move your body on the road to feeling and looking great. Initial consults usually last 60-90 minutes and you will be required to fill out a detailed health history. It is the first of many steps, but perhaps the most important.
What is Functional Medicine?
Functional medicine reflects a systems biology approach to health care: a comprehensive analysis of the manner in which all components of the human biological system interact functionally with the environment over time.
Assessment and treatment first address the patient’s core clinical imbalances, fundamental physiological processes, environmental inputs, and genetic predispositions, rather than heading straight for the diagnosis. Improving balance and functionality in these basic processes then creates momentum toward true health.
Jeffrey Bland PhD
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