Nutritional and Functional Medicine
While the fundamental basis of good nutrition is the food you eat, we may also employ a scientific approach to assessing your cellular nutritional status called Functional Medicine. Specialized laboratory testing helps us look at how you digest and absorb nutrients, and whether they are getting to your tissues in adequate amounts. Sometimes this testing indicates that dietary supplements will help shift your body in the direction of healing more quickly than diet change alone, and we will prescribe a course of supplementation for you.
Shopping for high quality, full dose, non-adulterated supplements can be very time-consuming and confusing. To make it easier for you, we have selected Fullscript as our direct-to-patient suppliers of high quality supplements. They carry most of the quality supplement products we use, like Metagenics, Designs for Health, Pure Encapsulations, Allergy Research Group and other professional lines that exceed Good Manufacturing Practices in their formulations and manufacture. The nutritional supplement industry is very poorly regulated and in order to make sure that the supplements we recommend for you are pure, have full dosage, and are effective, we use these brands.
The supplements we recommend for you each have a specific purpose. Healing through nutrition is as rational and specific as prescribing pharmaceuticals, although much more complicated. We don’t want to be questioning whether an unknown product or brand is pure, well-made, and easily absorbed.
When you order the supplements I recommend for you on Fullscript, you get them at my cost, which is 35% off retail. I do not profit from supplement sales made online. I do mark up the few items we stock at the office (items that I want you to begin quickly) since we need to order, store, and inventory them.
To order supplements through Fullscript:
Through the Internet:
Call 800.654.4432 and provide Emerson Ecologics with our name; Martin L. Rossman, MD and phone number, 415-925-8600 . Their Customer Support team will create a new account for you. Once the account has been created you can begin to place orders. To order via telephone you will simply call 800.654.4432 and provide Emerson with the
Customer ID they gave you upon account creation.
Please contact us if you have questions about any of this.