Functional medicine clinic

Functional medicine is an evolution in the practice of medicine that meets the healthcare needs of the 21st century.

By shifting the traditional focus of medical practice from a disease-centered to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the person as a whole. It is not based on isolated sets of symptoms. Functional medicine practitioners spend time with their patients listening to their histories and examining the interactions between genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex chronic diseases. Functional medicine supports everyone’s unique expression of health and vitality.

Why do we need functional medecine?

  • Our society is experiencing a sharp rise in the prevalence of complex chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, mental illness and autoimmune disorders.
  • The type of medicine practiced by most doctors in the conventional system is geared towards acute care, diagnosing, and treating short-term trauma or illness requiring urgent care. Unfortunately, the acute care approach to medicine lacks the appropriate methodology and tools to prevent and treat complex chronic diseases.

The Institute of Functional Medicine teaches practitioners how to assess the patient’s condition in terms of modifiable lifestyle risk factors and fundamental clinical imbalances through a careful history, physical examination and laboratory tests. The functional medicine practitioner will consider several factors, including:

  • Environmental exposure: The air we breathe and the water we drink, the diet we eat, the quality of food available to us, our level of physical activity and the toxic exposures or traumas we have suffered all affect our health.
  • Mind-body connections: Psychological, spiritual, and social factors can all have a profound influence on your health. Considering these areas helps functional medicine practitioners to understand the context of around your person, not just your physical symptoms.
  • Genetic make-up: Although individual genes may make you more susceptible to certain diseases, your DNA is not an immutable blueprint for your life. Emerging research shows that your genes can be influenced by the environment, as well as by your experiences, attitudes, and beliefs. This means it is possible to change the way your genes are activated and expressed.

By assessing these underlying causes and triggers of dysfunction, the functional medicine practitioner can understand how major processes in the body that keep you alive are affected. Some occur at the cellular level and influence the cells’ ability to function, repair and maintain themselves. These processes are linked to broader functions, such as:

  • How your body gets rid of toxins
  • Regulation of hormones and neurotransmitters
  • Immune system function
  • Digestion and absorption of nutrients and health of the digestive tract
  • Structural integrity
  • Psychological and spiritual balance
  • Energy production
  • Inflammatory responses

All these processes are influenced by environmental factors and genetic make-up. When disrupted or imbalanced, they result in symptoms that can lead to disease if effective interventions are not applied.

Dre Anne-Isabelle

Dr. Anne-Isabelle Dionne is a general practitioner who graduated in 2014. She worked full-time in the intensive care units at the Pierre-Boucher Hospital and at the Honoré-Mercier Hospital, as well as in a Family Medicine Group (GMF).

Vous  pouvez prendre rendez-vous avec Dre Anne Isabelle Dionne pour les troubles suivants:

  • Santé digestive (dysbiose, SIBO, intestin irritable, intestin perméable, etc.) 
  • Santé hormonale de l’homme (andropause, thyroïde) 
  • Santé hormonale de la femme (ménopause, SPM, péri-ménopause, thyroïde) 
  • Santé immunitaire (maladies auto-immunes / inflammatoires, diète AIP) 
  • Santé cardio-métabolique (dyslipidémie, résistance à l’insuline, maladie cardiovasculaire, diabète, surpoids) 
  • Santé cognitive (protocole Bredesen) 
  • Médecine de l’environnement (exposition aux moisissures) 
  • Médecine de la longévité / prévention globale / promotion de la santé

Driven by a passion for health, she founded the non-profit organization Centre Axis in 2018 with the goal of creating a safe and well-supported space for patients looking to take control of their health through the integration of healthy lifestyle habits, all while being compassionately guided by qualified healthcare professionals.

Certified in functional medicine by the Institute for Functional Medicine, Dr. Dionne firmly believes that the future of medicine lies in considering the individual as a whole, providing them with the tools to support health rather than merely treating the disease.

Ready to take on new challenges, in 2023, Dr. Dionne joined the CMIE team to enhance the provision of services to the population in the fields of functional medicine and hormone therapy.

Specialized Training:

  • Complete certification in Functional Medicine (IFMCP) from IFM, 2019 to 2022
  • Basic course in Female Hormone Therapy by Dr. Sylvie Demers, 2021
  • Certification in Hormone Therapy (4 parts, 80 hours) by Dr. Neal Rouzier, 2023
  • Certification in Dr. Dale Bredesen’s ReCode protocol (35 hours), 2022
  • Certification in Dre Alison Siebecker’s SIBO-pro course (35 hours), 2022
  • Certification in the AIP Coaching Program (Autoimmune Disease Management), 2023
  • Expertise in Natural Health Products (Apothecary Academy, Jean-Yves Dionne, part 1 to 4), 2022-2023
  • Certification in managing exposure to Mold by Dr. Jill Crista, 2023
  • Ongoing certification: Complex Cases by Dr. Tom Moorcroft (Lyme disease and confections)


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