Dr. Sarah Williams is passionate about her work in the emerging field of Functional Nutritional Medicine. She graduated from the University of Western States with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Graduates of this program are primary care Chiropractic Physicians. They view each patient as a whole being and provide effective patient care by incorporating lifestyle counseling, nutritional advice, exercise and rehabilitation.
Dr.Williams' went on to receive her Masters in Nutrition and has made this aspect of health a primary focus of her Chiropractic practice. She is also certified in classical Homeopathy. She is a registered member of the North American Society of Homeopaths.
As a Functional Nutritional Medicine practitioner, Dr. Williams' practice focuses on personalized healthcare to prevent and find the underlying causes of disease, not just symptoms. She believes the entire "patient story" needs to be heard and understood in order to truly help the patient. With the addition of nutrigenomics to her practice there can be an even greater focus on targeted, individual patient care.
To achieve optimum health for her patients, Dr. Williams uses wellness and preventative testing.
Evaluating organ and systems functions rather than looking for a specific disease is a basic principal
of Functional Medicine.
Dr. Williams offers testing, from CLIA certified lab facilities, to assess your nutritional status, digestive function, and allergies. She also tests for Gluten Reactivity and Celiac Disease. Gluten sensitivity is 6x more prevalent than Celiac Disease. Therefore, given the underdiagnosed and potential health consequences, this suggests the value of detecting and preventing the potential complications of this disorder.
Functional medicine reflects a systems biology approach which involves an analysis of how
all components of the human biological system interact functionally with the environment over time.
Functional medicine, in agreement with modern medicine, holds that the entire "patient story" needs
to be heard and understood in context in order to truly help the patient.
"My impression upon consulting Dr. Williams was that, for the first time, I was talking with someone who actually practices medicine. Her practice is to understand and treat causes, not just treat symptoms. For fifty years I have had moderate to severe gastric and related issues. It now appears that they were all caused by a combination of food allergies that went undiagnosed and the aftermath of pharmaceuticals. After three weeks I told my wife that I was just about at the stage of saying that I never knew that the way I now feel (pain and symptom free) is the way one is supposed to feel."