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The inspiration behind our clinic

From 10 chronic conditions, spending $1000's and going to 50+ doctors, looking for answers... to finally healing my root causes with functional medicine, nutrition and lifestyle therapy...

Today, Dr. Lauryn and her team help patients worldwide address the root causes of their greatest health challenges with our simple 3 Step Method:

#1. Establish a Baseline

Lay a solid gut healing with foundation with the 7 essential “super powers” that must be in place for any Gut Reset to work, and naturally weed out stressors on your body. This step also includes the option for clinical and nutritional lab testing to help with customizing your blueprint.

#2. Customize Your Blueprint

Learn how to tailor your nutrition and supplementation strategies for your unique needs. Whether you have IBS, SIBO, leaky gut, chronic migraines, a sluggish metabolism, fatigue, or anything in between, customization is critical because there is no “one-size-fits-all” or Dr. Google answer to gut resetting.

#3. Heal Your Root

You. Optimized. Work your tailored health plan, created by your Care Team, and progressively work towards getting to the root causes behind your greatest health challenges.

Learn About Our Story & Mission

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Who We Help

Supporting clients come from all walks of life

  • Disordered Eating & Body Image
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Gut Problems
  • Skin Health & Hair Loss
  • Thyroid & Metabolic Challenges
  • Mold Recovery, MCAS & Lyme
  • Blood Sugar & Weight Management
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Hormone Imbalances & Infertility
  • "Adrenal Fatigue" & Burnout
  • Fitness Performance
  • Kids Health & Picky Eaters

SERVICES

A holistic approach to healthcare

Functional & Lifestyle Medicine

Nutrition Counseling

Health Coaching & Therapy

Clinical Lab Testing

Custom Meal & Fitness Programs

Medical Consults with our Team MD

What is functional medicine?

Functional Medicine is a holistic, patient-centered, collaborative approach to healthcare that focuses on helping patients get to the ROOT CAUSE of health issues and preventing chronic disease

Ultimately, Functional Medicine is true HEALTH care. Not sick care.
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Ironically, Functional Medicine is really not medicine at all. Instead of prescription drugs and disease management, functional medicine practitioners guide patients in implementing nutrition, lifestyle, environmental and mindset strategies as the primary tools for health optimization.

In a world where over 1 in 2 Americans have a chronic disease, Functional Medicine empowers and helps patients to take their health back into their own hands.

Functional Medicine Aims to prevent disease Whole-person approach Uses nutrition, lifestyle & natural solutions first as “medicine” Relieves symptoms by addressing the root cause Highly-customized Advocates for you and with you have to be your own advocate Cutting-edge research Slower adoption of current research Cost-effective (get to the root quicker) Multi-team approach (doctors, therapists, nutritionists, coaches etc.) Great for chronic disease prevention and remission
Conventional Healthcare Disease management Referral hopping (from doctor-to-doctor) Prescription drugs and 15-minute appointments Suppresses symptoms with medicine Everyone is treated the same or out of a textbook You have to be your own advocate Slower adoption of current research Expenses add up to continually manage illness You have to build your own team or go it alone Great for surgery and acute care (broken bones, car wrecks, etc.)

Your Team

Dedicated clinicians to better serve you

Dr. Lauryn Lax

Doctor Occupational Therapy, Clinical Nutritionist, Functional Medicine Practitioner

Dr. Lauryn Lax helps women who have “done it all” finally work with their body (not against it), so they can reach their highest potential.

As a Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Functional Medicine Practitioner and Nutritionist, Dr. Lauryn specializes in gut health optimization, restoring immune and hormonal imbalances, and a non-diet approach to body love and food freedom.

Her work is inspired by her 20 years of personal and clinical experience overcoming over 10 chronic conditions that doctors could not solve. Today, she’s made it her life’s mission to helps others do the same.

Dr. Lauryn’s personal story has been featured on ABC, Good Morning America, CBS, USA Today, and Women's Health; and she is the author of 8 books. She received her Doctoral degree in Occupational Therapy from Belmont University in Nashville, her Bachelor's of Arts in Communications from the University of Texas Austin, and is completing her Master's in Nutrition & Functional Medicine from the University of Western State l She also has  nearly 10 years of training and certifications through the leading institutions in Functional Medicine, including the Institute of Functional Medicine, the ADAPT Functional Medicine Health Coaching and Functional Medicine Practitioner programs, the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy, the Kharazzian Institute, the Nutritional Therapy Association, and the Center for Lifestyle Redesign at the University of Southern California.

Dr. Lauryn currently lives in Austin, where she operates her virtual functional medicine clinic.  You can find out more about her and her work on her website: https://drlauryn.com.

Dr. Rob Abbott

Medical Doctor, Functional Medicine Physician

Rob Abbott M.D. completed his internship in family medicine at the Virginia Commonwealth University- Shenandoah Valley Family Medicine Residency Program in Front Royal, Virginia. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia (U.Va.) School of Medicine and is dedicated to the health and wellbeing of the Charlottesville community. He has completed training in functional medicine, through the Kresser Institute and the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM). He is on the scientific advisory boards for both the Kresser Institute and the Ruscio Institute, leaders in functional medicine research and education. In addition, he is the medical advisor for the innovative collaborative, Autoimmune Wellness where he conducts research and writes about integrative approaches to autoimmune disease. He is the medical director for Charlottesville Hyperbarics, an outpatient clinic providing hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat numerous chronic disease states. In his free time, Dr. Abbott enjoys trail running and creative expression through writing and communal conversation, sharing blogs, poetry and podcasts through his website amedicinalmind.com.

Dr. Lauryn Lax

Doctor Occupational Therapy, Clinical Nutritionist, Functional Medicine Practitioner

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How it Works

3 Simple Steps to Begin Healing Your Root

  • 1 Appointment #1: Initial Consult "Deep dive" evaluation & exam
  • 2 Appointment #2: Blueprint Review Get your "game plan" for healing
  • 3 Choose Your Path Choose your adventure & level of support
Step 1 Appointment #1: Initial Consult

The first step for all new clients! During the first 45-minute Initial Consult, we will review the following:

  • Your health and medical history
  • Your diet and lifestyle
  • Function of the key body systems related to your ailment
  • The history, onset and key characteristics of your illness
  • Current medications and supplements

The goal here is to really get to know you and what specific root cause(s) may be leading to your condition.

Step 2 Appointment #2: Blueprint Review

Meet with Dr. Lauryn for a followup appointment 3 to 7 days later to get your review initial first few steps for healing. During this followup visit, we will review your Blueprint "Lite", including:

  • Initial Clinical Findings: A summary of the findings we gather from your initial consult that warrant further digging.
  • Goal-Specific Program: A holistic treatment plan to help you address your health challenges.
  • Lab Testing Recommendations: Education around your health & further optimization.
  • Kickstart Nutrition & Supplement Plan: Strategies to use food as medicine.
  • Lifestyle Hacks: A few simple game-changers to take your program up a notch.

The Result: You. Optimized.

As we address the underlying gut, hormone, immune and toxicity challenges, you are well on your way to taking your health back into your own hands.

Step 3 Choose Your Path

After your intake, we’ll have a better idea of your current health, needs, goals and budget so we can help you choose the program path that works best for you. Choose your adventure!

Options include:

  • 1:1 “Heal Your Root” Program
  • Group Coaching
  • DIY Track

Investment

How much does this cost?

It’s difficult to list an exact amount because different people will require differing amounts of care. However, Dr. Lauryn and her team strive to be cost-effective with our care.

Intake Process

The cost for the initial 2-part Intake Process is $697 and it includes:

Appointment #1: Initial Consult

Lay a solid gut healing with foundation with the 7 essential “super powers” that must be in place for any Gut Reset to work, and naturally weed out stressors on your body. This step also includes the option for clinical and nutritional lab testing to help with customizing your blueprint.

Appointment #2: Blueprint Review

Lay a solid gut healing with foundation with the 7 essential “super powers” that must be in place for any Gut Reset to work, and naturally weed out stressors on your body.

Kickstart Blueprint

Lay a solid gut healing with foundation with the 7 essential “super powers” that must be in place for any Gut Reset to work, and naturally weed out stressors on your body.

Followup Appointments & Programs

Programs range from $225 to $2000 per month, depending on the level of care and services included in your program. We strive to work with you to find the best fit that supports both your personal goals and budget. For a complete overview of our rates and policies visit here.

Lab Testing

This is one area where costs can quickly add up. However, we hope you will be relieved to hear that Dr. Lauryn and her team are able to obtain excellent results with minimal lab testing. In most cases we may only require roughly $300 of testing, and in some cases no initial lab testing will be required. Dr. Lauryn also suggests and requires minimal follow up testing, if any.

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