Functional medicine is an evidence-based field that is constantly evolving as we learn more about the human body. It’s an approach that looks at the whole person, not just their symptoms. And it’s an approach that can help people suffering from chronic conditions in a number of ways.

First, functional medicine can help identify the root cause of disease. Too often, traditional medicine fails to do this and simply tries to treat the symptoms with medication. But by identifying and treating the root cause, functional medicine can provide lasting relief.

Second, functional medicine focuses on prevention. This means taking steps to prevent illness before it even starts. This can be done through lifestyle changes like diet and exercise or through supplements that support optimal health.

Finally, functional medicine optimizes the body’s capabilities. This means providing the body with what it needs to function at its best. When the body is functioning at its best, it’s better able to heal itself and fight off disease. As a result, functional medicine is one of the best ways to achieve the health state of your dreams.

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Peptides are short chains of amino acids that act as signaling molecules in the body to achieve specific outcomes. Peptide therapy is a cutting-edge treatment that has many benefits for patients. It can combat the effects of aging by restoring optimal cellular function, and peptides allow us to heal from the inside out by targeting specific areas of concern. Peptides are recognized by the body as naturally-occurring, so they provide a personalized approach to achieving specific goals.

There’re thousands of peptides and we’re just uncovering the world of these wonderful substances.

One of our favorites is BPC-157. It’s become a staple in the management of our patients. We’ve seen amazing results with other peptides as well. Take for example, SS-31, which increases mitochondrial function and can be used in management of kidney diseases.

CJC-1295 is a growth hormone releasing peptide that has been shown to increase muscle mass and reduce fat accumulation. Ipamorelin is a similar peptide that also stimulates growth hormone production. Our patients in this combination have great skin tone and lean body mass.

Tesamorelin is another growth hormone releasing peptide, but it is specifically designed to target abdominal fat. AOD-9604 is a peptide that has been shown to reduce fat mass and improve insulin resistance, making it an ideal choice for those struggling with obesity. Finally, MOTS-c is a mitochondrial biogenesis peptide that has been shown to improve athletic performance and increase muscle mass. Each of these peptides offers unique benefits that can improve overall health and wellbeing.

There’re many more for you to consider when you meet with our physician for your peptide therapy visit.


Have you been struggling with diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, or asthma? Is your blood sugar always high, and you feel constantly exhausted?Maybe you also have regular episodes of extreme thirst and urination, or joint discomfort, or difficulty breathing. Your doctor probably told you will have to take medication for the rest of your life and there is not much else that can be done.

If you’re here, now you can take advantage like many of those who heard about functional medicine and how it could help to control inflammation. After undergoing extensive testing, many patients discover that their diabetes isthe result of inflammation in their body. Our functional medicine physiciancan give you specific tools to help control the inflammation, and within a few months, your blood sugar levels could be completely normal. Many patients can stop taking medication altogether and finally regain the energy they’ve been lacking for years.

Functional medicine can also help to reverse other diseases that are caused by inflammation. For example, rheumatoid arthritis is often the result of inflammation in the joints. By controlling the inflammation, many patients can reduce or even eliminate their symptoms entirely.

The SahaVida Institute is one of the only places in our region where you can undergo such extensive evaluation and testing for inflammation-related conditions. We utilize cutting-edge therapies from all over the world to help our patients live their best health possible. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you!


You’ve recently harmed yourself and want to recuperate quickly, like Wolverine. You also want to avoid long-term problems such as arthritis in a knee that has just undergone a meniscal rupture.

Perhaps you’re preparing for orthopedic or spine surgery and want to maximize your chances of a quick recovery with little downtime.

A cellular ortho assessment is required if you are in any of these scenarios.

Our doctor will visit with you, examine you, and look over your imaging. Once the information has been analyzed, you will have a program with the essential combination of vitamins and peptides to provide you the best chance of recovery post-injury and post-surgically. Our cellular ortho plans do not require surgery to be effective.

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