Be-Well Medicine offers patient-centered care to promote health as a positive vitality, beyond just the absence of disease. Our practice is a combination of anti-aging, longevity and functional medicine. We have a very personalized approach to healthcare, as we feel this is the building block of longevity. We emphasize that every person is different biochemically, physiologically, and psychologically. Our treatment plans take into account the individuality of each patient. Our team spends time with our patients to identify and address the root causes of disease and take a “no band aid” approach to care. We view the body as a whole, and not a collection of systems. We design our care plans on how to best support your body’s capacity to heal itself of disease and maximize wellness.
Our practice focuses on designing custom treatment programs based on unique health histories, specialized lab tests, individual risk assessments, and customized therapies that allow us to help our patients achieve and maintain optimal levels of performance. The basis of anti-aging, longevity and functional medicine is to reverse the causes of aging by reducing oxidative stress by free radicals, improving hormone levels, stopping immunological deterioration, supporting genetic mutations, and improving cellular function.
We utilize the latest research findings in nutrition, supplements, and other tools for restoring balance in the body's primary physiological processes. At times medications are necessary while we are identifying the individual patients root cause of disease. We treat the whole person, and not just the symptoms.
The basis of anti-aging, longevity and functional medicine is to:
Enhance health through monitoring bio-markers, personalized nutrition, and optimum doses of proven antioxidants and nutraceuticals; to aide in reducing glycation, inflammation, and oxidative stress.
Restore nutrient deficiencies to optimize methylation, detoxification, and immune function; to reduce epigenetic changes and decrease the risk for the development of chronic disease.
Support sulfotransferase enzymes which catalyze the sulfate conjugation of many hormones and neurotransmitter to aide in restoring adrenal, thyroid, and sex hormones to optimal levels.
Improve physical exercise performance, which includes cardiovascular as well as strength and flexibility training.
Reduce stress and improve mindfulness, gratitude and happiness.
We see patients from birth to across the lifespan. We strongly believe the philosophy of Dr. Volter Longo, "The seeds of longevity are planted in childhood". We encourage family nutrition to ensure that all family members, no matter their age have an opportunity for a long and healthy life free of disease.
Kristen is a certified AANP Family and Emergency nurse practitioner, She is also board certified diplomat in anti-aging, and functional medicine. Kristen is also currently in a fellowship program at the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Kristen firmly believes in lifetime learning.
Kristen is the co-owner of Functional Medicine of Alaska and cares for patients across the lifespan utilizing an anti aging model of care.
Kristen's greatest joy is being a wife and mother of 5 homeschooled children, and 3 rescue fur babies. She is also the former 2018 Mrs. Alaska Diplomat. For fun she enjoys being with family, spending time outdoors and living Alaska life!
Our health coaches have a combined experience of over 15 years. They have been working in anti-aging, metabolic and functional medicine in a variety of settings.