705 Barclay Circle, Ste. 135

Rochester Hills, Michigan 48307

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My Story. . . What Led Me to Functional Medicine

My Personal Journey Like many others, I faced my own health struggles that pushed me to explore different approaches to medicine. One particular problem that bothered me was having frequent and debilitating headaches. Desperate for relief, I relied on copious amounts of ibuprofen and caffeine drinks just to get through the day. While these temporary solutions provided short-lived relief, I knew deep down that something was seriously wrong with my body.

Driven by a desire to uncover the root cause of my headaches, I delved into extensive research. Hours spent scouring the depths of Google led me to articles and stories of individuals who had transformed their lives through functional medicine—a field I had previously known little about. As an experienced physical therapist with over 20 years of practice, I had always favored treatments that were supported by solid scientific evidence. To my surprise, functional medicine perfectly aligned with my existing beliefs.

Inspired by the promise of long-lasting solutions and fueled by an insatiable thirst for knowledge, I made the decision to become a certified functional medicine practitioner. This journey demanded rigorous training, extensive schooling, and countless hours of study. However, every challenge I encountered along the way was undeniably worth it.

Throughout my studies in nutrition and functional medicine, I discovered a treasure trove of valuable insights. I learned how different triggers can contribute to diseases, the significant impact of inflammation caused by factors like certain foods and harmful gut bacteria, and the effectiveness of taking a holistic approach to healing.

Using a distinctive approach and advanced lab tests that are not commonly offered in conventional medicine, I successfully identified the underlying cause of my headaches. Unlike before, when I only focused on relieving the symptoms, this time I concentrated on resolving the specific issues that were at the root of the problem. Astonishingly, within approximately three months of treatment, I became free from headaches, forever transforming the course of my life.

My personal journey in functional medicine brought about a realization—a recollection of the numerous patients I encountered throughout my career as a physical therapist who struggled with chronic health conditions —diabetes, weight problems, nerve pain, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, thyroid imbalances, and many more. It dawned on me that if I had possessed the knowledge and tools of functional medicine earlier in my practice, I could have made a significant difference in their lives.

However, dwelling on the past accomplishes nothing. Instead, I am firmly focused on the present, fully committed to helping as many individuals as I can through the transformative power of nutritional and functional medicine.

Together, let's embark on a journey towards achieving optimal health and well-being.


Oliver Patalinghug

Certified Nutritional & Functional Medicine Health Coach

Licensed Physical Therapist

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705 Barclay Circle, Ste. 135

Rochester Hills, MI 48307


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