Values Of Care
An Integrative Approach
Unlike conventional medical care, we first help patients heal and then empower them with the knowledge and tools to avoid many of the pitfalls that created their illness in the first place. No matter where you are right now... with our expert guidance you can heal and lead a vibrant life!
Guided step-by-step by our care team, you will implement an integrative approach to your wellness, drawing from the most up-to-date nutritional science and lifestyle medicine, to significantly improve your health and alleviate symptoms.
Not only is each patient biologically unique , but their illness is unique too. There are so many factors that may be to blame for your illness – from lifestyle choices, food choices, allergies and even toxins in your immediate environment... plus let's not forget mindset (which plays a big role of your health).After your intake, Dr. Horton may recommend further specialty lab tests (that your current doctor may not even know about) to measure your natural stress response, gut health and liver/detoxification systems. Plus, we also use other assessment tools to get the full picture of your health so that with a precise diagnosis, we can come up with a precise "healing prescription".
Changing your lifestyle may seem daunting, but we teach you how to use mindset tools to overcome stubborn habits that aren't serving you any longer. Our health coaches make the prospect of getting healthy "fun" and have a wide range of tools in place to support you during your health transformation and beyond.
Health coaching and other forms of support via smart technology are incorporated into various care packages to help up-level your accountability, so your new healing lifestyle practices can become an integral part of your everyday life. We also harness the support of online communities to give you support remotely, as you make important changes that translate into lasting health.
In your typical 7-minute doctor's visit, there is little time to understand the depth of your illness... let alone the contributing factors that may have caused it.
During your in-depth intake consultation, Dr. Horton takes the time needed, one-on-one, to conduct a thorough review to understand all the potential triggers for your illness. This review includes your past medical history, your past and present diet, environment, stress levels, and gut health. Your in-depth health history is the start to unraveling the root causes of you illness.
Root Cause Resolution
Unlike conventionally-trained doctors, our care team always focuses on getting to the root causes of your illness. We also examine the key cellular imbalances that are responsible for virtually all symptoms you’re experiencing right now.
Functional Medicine focuses on dealing with the "up-stream" catalyst of chronic illnesses – including toxicity in your home or work-place, potential food intolerances & allergies, gut & hormonal imbalances, along with mindset....key influences that all factor into your overall health and resilience.
Did you know that it takes on average 17 years for clinical breakthroughs to make their way into your conventional doctor's office? That means many health care practitioners are dispensing outdated advice and not using the best lab testing available for your case. Chances are they are not even aware of the proper testing that could make all the difference in your healing plan.
Dr. Horton and her team at Peace and Calm Health Functional Medicine, integrate the best of traditional Western medical practices with innovative Functional Medicine lab testing to personalize treatment plans - whether it be through medical-grade supplements, botanical medicines, prescription medication, therapeutic diets, detox programs, or stress management techniques. It's time to take the guess work out of what you should be doing to be achieve your health goals and feel amazing everyday.
About Dr. Jennifer Horton, DO, ABFM, IFMCP
After practicing for 16 years in the traditional model of health care, I felt my days were spent putting out fires and giving out band-aids. So much of what I saw every day in my patients is actually preventable, or at least modifiable by diving deep into meaningful lifestyle modification. Telling a woman to, “manage your stress…lose weight and eat healthy…” without the HOW and WHY seemed incomplete.
So in 2016, I began to explore holistic approaches through functional/integrative medicine. This is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness.
“I began working with Dr Jen again because I feel cared about”
I trust that she is dedicated to working WITH me to try to find a true CAUSE and plan to treat my condition, rather than simply covering up my symptoms with prescription medication. Through Functional Medicine, she is able to examine my adrenal, immune, and detoxification systems to see how my body is truly functioning and where I need support and adjustments through diet and medical grade supplements. Dr Jen spends the time with me I need to feel heard and cared about. We discuss a treatment plan together and she makes sure I'm comfortable with the direction we're going in. She checks in with me on a regular basis and quickly follows up with answers to my questions and concerns. I'm excited to continue to work with Dr Jen and am hopeful about the direction we are moving towards.
“Since following Dr. Hortons guidance, my levels of stress have decreased”
I work in a highly stressful industry. I am a Financial Advisor & Consultant, and experience very stressful situations on a daily basis. I am also deeply committed to working pro bono with helping victims of domestic violence. The levels of stress managed in this area are off the charts, both for me and my clients.
Since working with Dr. Jen, my levels of stress have decreased, my insomnia has disappeared, I have lost over 6 pounds so far, and my tissue inflammation has decreased significantly. I wake up energized and joyful to start my day. I do not feel deprived of foods, but creative on how to mix and match different nutritious Plant Based options.
Dr Horton’s guidance has empowered me to know how to nurture my body in effective and nutritious ways throughout my work daily schedule.
“I sought out Dr Horton (now Dr Jen) to explore non-traditional medicine”
I began working with Dr Jennifer Horton in August of 2015 as my PCP with a. local large health care organization. Dr Horton has a calm, inquisitive way about her. She puts you at ease, asking educated questions while she listens closely to your issues and concerns. Dr Horton left her traditional practice to pursue Functional Integrative Medicine. When I was diagnosed with an unusual condition, Western Medicine did all they could for me with typical testing that left me with more questions than answers. I had to be an advocate for my own health, doing the research on my own, trying to find what else I could do to feel better and had to tell them what I needed, rather than the other way around. I know they care but aren't given the latitude, education, or time to help me like I needed to be helped. I felt somewhat ignored and determined there's nothing more they can do for me
Take The First Step On Your
Perhaps you have questions you’d like to ask before you make a decision to become a patient. Schedule a discovery call with Dr. Horton to answer your questions and determine if Peace and Calm Health Functional Medicine is right for you.