Functional Medicine Resources

The Functional Medicine model 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. It requires a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages that data to direct personalized treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes.


“Patients want to learn the root causes of their illnesses.”

Sarika Arora, MD

interview on “OUT THe Door(OTD) Morning Brief”

In this interview, Dr. Sarika Arora shares why your feelings often come from your gut. She offers reasons why feelings may come from what you are taking in physically and mentally and are often relieved without a prescription. When you are not feeling like yourself, its time to check yourself. Here she lets you in on how her patients get back on track through nutrition, exercise, and stress management. Take a look, learn, and listen to Her Story.


By addressing root cause, rather than symptoms, practitioners become oriented to identifying the complexity of disease. They may find one condition has many different causes and, likewise, one cause may result in many different conditions. As a result, Functional Medicine treatment targets the specific manifestations of disease in each individual.



All probiotics are not equal

Use probiotics that have a good research profile. The website below examines the 6 most common myths on the use of probiotics.

“Finding a functional medicine practitioner of Dr. Arora’s caliber in Boston was no easy task. She is committed to providing patients with excellent care and guidance to live healthy lives. I am so glad I found her.” - Cindy