Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine Nutritional Program


What conditions are addressed with a functional medicine approach?

  • Digestive Issues (IBS, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s)
  • Hormone Imbalances (PMS, Infertility, Menopause, Low Libido, Prostate Hypertrophy)
  • Migraines, Headaches, Sinus Issues
  • Anxiety, Depression, Fatigue, Insomnia, ADHD & Mood Disorders
  • Weight Gain/Weight Loss
  • Sports Performance/Fitness
  • Thyroid & Adrenal Disorders
  • Anemia, Immune Disorders/ Nutritional Deficiencies
  • Osteoporosis/ Anti-aging
  • Cognitive Memory/ Brain Trauma Issues


Weddington Chiropractic Wellness Center at Blakeney offers a holistic nutritional approach for you to reach optimum health. Our team consists of alternative specialists that provide advanced procedures and protocols. Dr. Lisa A. Merritt is the founder of our center. She received her doctorate in 1980 from Life Chiropractic College. Dr. Merritt furthered her education in 1999 when she obtained a degree as a Board Certified Traditional Naturopathic physician, Board Certified in Acupuncture and certified HeartMath Biofeedback practitioner. She also completed various certifications in rehabilitation for physical therapeutics.

Dr. Merritt and her associate, Dr. Sara Butkovich, study and obtain hundreds of continuing education hours each year regarding pertinent topics of health and functional medicine such as Mastering Brain Chemistry, Mastering Blood Chemistry, Mastering Thyroid, Advanced Endocrinology, Food Sensitivity and Gut Related Disorders, Pediatric Health and Autoimmune Disorders.

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A New Patient Dr. Interview (15 minutes)

This is for the patient who is new to the practice and/or is unsure of what steps to take. They need time to meet with the doctor to answer their questions about a professional alternative approach for their health concerns. This may help them prioritize what healthcare they need first. For example, a new or existing patient may need a nutritional analysis along with chiropractic, acupuncture and/or massage. This session will help them plan what services or they should do first.

Complete Analysis: Two Visits Include: Initial ½ hour appointment prior to the report and a 1 hour appointment with your written report to review protocol

The complete analysis is a comprehensive study of your concerns and conditions. This report helps you understand what systems are weakest and how to improve your health. This is a diagnostic testing and analysis that includes time with the doctor, research time, and written report. This analysis may include results from the symptoms questionnaires, blood work, salvia hormone tests, digestive tests, urine or hair labs, etc. It is a full review of all your systems and provides a detailed report of the results and the protocol to correct the dysfunctions. It will show the recommended supplements and the dietary and lifestyle changes. Tests results will give some answers to WHY you have are having issues. Re-testing after 3-6 months (15-30-minute meeting to include mini-report) is suggested to conclude if the dysfunctions have been improved or corrected. Other tests may be ordered if necessary depending on the results found. All kits are pre-paid & prepared accordingly for a designated pick up time.

At this session, if the doctors need labs, they will be prepared and given to you at the scheduled time. It will be explained on how to provide the samples and how to mail it to our diagnostic laboratory for analysis. Please provide all other prior tests or medical records pertaining to your condition. Discuss ALL health concerns so the doctors can best understand your conditions. List the top five concerns with #1 as the most important.

Note: Please come prepared to your first appointment: No food or gum one half hour before visit, take all lipstick and nail polish off (including synthetic if possible). Tell the doctors what medications you took on that day. Take all necessary and prescribed medications that are prescribed.

To achieve optimum results, it is suggested to follow the program for six months to one year. Reorders of supplements are not approved unless a 6 month follow up is performed. If at any time, while on this program you have any concerns or adverse reactions, please contact us immediately to discuss alternatives. No protocol is a 100% guarantee and modifications to the program may be needed. However, OUR commitment to you is 100%!

Thank you for allowing our center to guide you along with the road to longevity and great health. Your journey to wellness begins here!

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