Macz-Irvin Holds Open House And Health Fair
By Tina Suarez
The Macz-Irvin Funeral Home held a Health and Wellness fair on Wednesday, April 17 at 5 p.m. Everyone was greeted at the door by one of the staff members of the funeral home.
Everyone had different areas to go to in order to sign up for wonderful door prizes. The next thing participants visited with all of the vendors and discussed their products. The vendors there were Troy Reed Reflexology, Food From The Farm, Cooley Farms, Ruck Sack Meals and Jayme Godoyo -Zyia Active clothing.
Traci Macz gave everyone there samples of healthy infused waters. Traci then introduced each vendor and let them tell more about their products.
The featured guest speaker was introduced. He was Dr. T.J. Williams from St. Louis and he deals in Functional Medicine. He told about what usually happens when you go to the doctor. First you come in because there is a problem. The doctor runs the tests that they are allowed to run and usually they are the same tests run on everyone. This is so general.
Back in the 1900’s, medication was the main focus. The reasoning behind this was that the top killer back then was infection. Dr. Williams stated that all chronic disease is preventable; we need a new way of thinking about our health.
Epigenetics control your health. What is epigenetics, you ask? It is the study of changes in organisms caused by modification of gene expression rather than alteration of the genetic code itself.
Dr. Williams says the answer is Functional Medicine. It is health oriented, patient centered, and holistic. It looks for an underlying cause of disease. It is and focuses on biochemical individuality and a preventive approach.
Functional medicine is not for everyone. You need to make a total investment in your health.
Dr. Williams is located at the Institute of Natural Health in St. Louis across from the Galleria.
Pictured: Dr. TJ Williams