A New Approach To Medical Care

Functional Medicine expert, Dr. David Peterson, DC, DCCN, explains this new, personalized option for those who suffer without knowing why.


What is Functional Medicine/ Endocrinology?

Functional Medicine is the science of looking at the body as an interconnected whole and applying state of the art testing to diagnose and determine treatment. Natural, researched supplements and lifestyle and nutrition changes are recommended to correct metabolic and hormonal imbalances. We are able to detect and recognize irregularities before they become chronic disease or debilitating illness. Functional Medicine addresses the underlying cause and offers options when traditional or alternative medicine is not a choice, treats only symptoms, or has failed.


Why are you considered an expert in Functional Medicine?

I have been practicing for 15 years, teaching Functional Medicine to professionals and lecturing on topics including gluten sensitivity and autoimmune thyroid (Hashimoto’s disease).  I work with patients across the U.S. in addition to South America, New Zealand, and Croatia.  My background in Blood Nutrition Chemistry and Herbology is extensive and I am developing research projects on microbial ecology as it pertains to gut function.  Some of my case studies are featured in the 5-star rated book “Why Do I STILL Have Thyroid Symptoms? When my Lab Tests Are Normal” by Dr. Datis Kharrazian, DHSc, DC, MS.


What sets you apart?

We take the complex series of confusing symptoms you may be experiencing and explain WHY you feel the way you do. We can save you time, energy and resources by prioritizing the systems that profoundly and positively impact your physiology.  Patients say our team of doctors, nurses, and nutritionists are the only ones to “connect the dots.” This allows us to determine and provide the very best in diagnostic labs, education, and safe, innovative, researched treatment choices.


Dr. Dave, what else would you like us to know?

I like the quote “If it is predictable, it is preventable, and therefore, avoidable.” If a practitioner cannot tell you why you are sick, then how can they help you get better?


If you want a science-based, patient-centered approach to restore your health so that you can live an active age-defying, disease-free life, call today. 636-227-4949. Wellness Alternatives, 266 Lamp and Lantern Village, Town and Country, MO 63017 www.stlwa.com, email dpeterson@stlwa.com.