I thought I’d share a little story to better illustrate the functional medicine approach.  About 3 months ago my husband (a plastic surgeon, not a mechanic) “fixed” our washing machine by taking it apart and removing an underwire from a bra that had become lodged in the works.  It seemed to be fine for a while.  For about 2 weeks now, every time my washer gets to the spin cycle, I hear a loud rattling sound like something is about to break loose.  Until today, I hadn’t been able to make it back there to see what was happening during the commotion (c’mon, it’s a big house), and it was still working, so…I put another load of wash in this morning.

This time, I happened to be walking by that part of the house when the spin cycle began.  There was that awful rattling again, and as I turned to go check it out I passed by the china cabinet which is on the other side of the wall from the laundry room, and my grandmother’s crystal was vibrating on the glass shelf and making that loud noise.  Just yesterday I told Shawn that I was going to buy a new washer.  “It’s old, he probably screwed something up, I don’t have time for this”, etc etc.

All that was needed was a little more space between the wine glasses, and more careful loading and balancing of the washing machine.

Mystery solved, no unnecessary expense.  You see how that applies to your symptoms, and how a shotgun approach is not the right answer?

Maybe not, but it’s a good story.

Have a great weekend!