Functional & Integrative Medicine

Functional medicine and integrative medicine are two approaches to healthcare that have been gaining popularity in recent years. Both approaches focus on treating the whole person, rather than just the symptoms of a disease. Functional medicine practitioners use a variety of tools to assess a patient's health, including genetic testing, blood work, and stool analysis. They then develop a personalized treatment plan that may include dietary changes, supplements, and lifestyle modifications.

Integrative medicine practitioners also take a holistic approach to care, but they may also use conventional medical treatments like surgery or medications. In addition, they may incorporate alternative therapies like acupuncture or massage into their care plans. Whether you choose functional medicine or integrative medicine, Dr. Catherine Oseni’s skills ensure that you're receiving care that focuses on your unique needs.

Gut Health

A great number of people suffer from some form of gut issues, and an unhealthy gut is detrimental to overall health. Dr. Catherine Oseni can help with the many health issues that affect gut health. Often, many people do not even realize the symptoms they are experiencing are related to their gut health at all. Some areas your gut health directly or indirectly affects include:

  • Immune system
  • Digestive system
  • IBS symptoms
  • Kidney health
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Autism
  • Obesity
  • Overall wellness

Dr. Catherine Oseni will take the time to investigate all your concerns to identify factors that may be affecting your digestive issues or overall wellness. By treating the underlying cause of your symptoms, you can finally achieve the results you desire. A healthy gut, mind, and body.

Adrenal Support

Problems with the adrenal gland show up differently in every person. Ask yourself or your loved one if you are:

  • Feeling on edge, irritable, or depressed all the time?
  • Feeling stressed, exhausted, and overwhelmed?
  • Having trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up, no matter which herbal supplements you try?
  • Frequently craving sweets or are you tempted by “carbo-binges”?

If you are feeling any of these symptoms, you may be experiencing adrenal dysfunction. By listening to your body and symptoms, Dr. Catherine Oseni can help you get back to feeling as vibrant and energetic as you did before the symptoms started. Natural methods can get you back to where you want to be.

Functional Testing

Unlike conventional medicine, functional medicine aims to identify the underlying factors that cause symptoms to occur. By exploring detailed personal and family history, current lifestyle choices, and the results from specialized laboratory tests, Dr. Catherine Oseni will develop a comprehensive “whole body” view of your health and create a personalized treatment plan to restore your body’s balance.

Specialized functional medicine tests are essential to the development of your personalized treatment plan. Dr. Catherine Oseni utilizes the following functional medicine tests:

  • Adrenal Stress Index Panel: A saliva test that is used to evaluate gastrointestinal problems, stress-related and hormone-related diseases, as well as overall wellnesses
  • Celiac Profile: A blood test that measures gliadin, a protein found in wheat gluten. Elevated levels indicate gluten sensitivity or possibly celiac disease
  • Cycling Female Hormone Panel: A saliva test that provides valuable information on the dynamics of a woman’s menstrual cycle at any age during the cycling years
  • Genomix Nutrigenomic Testing: State-of-the-art nutrigenomic DNA testing that provides personalized nutritional recommendations
  • GI Effects® Microbial Ecology Profile: A targeted stool test to check gut microbiome balance and assess bacteria and parasites
  • IgG Food Antibody Assessment: A food sensitivity test that identifies true IgE-mediated allergies, as well as IgG-mediated food sensitivities
  • Menopause Hormone Panel: A saliva test that measures six key hormones: progesterone, estradiol, estrone, estriol, testosterone, and DHEA
  • Neurotransmitter Profile: A urine test that checks for neurotransmitter and hormonal imbalances
  • Nutrient and Toxic Elements Testing: A test that determines the whole-body status of potassium and selenium (nutrients), and cadmium, lead, and mercury (toxic elements)
  • Organix Comprehensive Profile: A nutritional test providing insights into organic acids and a view into the body’s cellular metabolic processes
  • Pharmacogenomics (PGx) Testing: Genetic testing that determines how a patient will respond to certain medications
  • SpectraCell Micronutrient Testing: A comprehensive nutritional analysis that measures functional deficiencies at the cellular level

Thyroid Health

According to the American Thyroid Association, more than 12% of the population will develop a thyroid condition at some point in their lives. The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that produces hormones that regulate metabolism, heart rate, and body temperature. While there are several types of thyroid conditions, the most common is hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid. Symptoms of hypothyroidism can include fatigue, weight gain, depression, and dry skin. If left untreated, hypothyroidism can lead to serious health complications like heart disease and infertility.

Fortunately, functional medicine can offer integrative treatment options for thyroid health. Functional medicine practitioners take a holistic approach to patient care, considering all aspects of a person's health, including lifestyle choices and environmental factors. They also use advanced testing methods to identify imbalances in the body that may be contributing to illness, and personalized treatment plans that address the root cause of illness. For people with thyroid conditions, this may involve lifestyle changes like eating a healthy diet and getting regular exercise, as well as supplements or medication to restore hormone balance.

Mental Health

Mental health conditions are often treated with medication, but this approach does not address the underlying causes. Integrative medicine practitioners take a holistic approach to mental health, looking at the whole person and addressing all aspects of health, including physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Treatments may include counseling, meditation, and yoga. Check out our Mental Health page for detailed information.

True wellness starts when you begin removing the root of your health problems. With Dr. Catherine Oseni, you will overcome all the obstacles that once pulled you down in your health and wellness journey. Contact her office in Weatherford, Texas, via email at You can also schedule a consultation. We look forward to serving you.