Exploring Functional Medicine Fundamentals

An Ulcerative Colitis Case

Robert Rountree, MD, describes a case study of a patient with ulcerative colitis. Based on the patient's long-term antibiotic use in childhood, Rountree suggested a Functional Medicine approach to restore his microbiome and rebuild the bacteria in his gut. With diet and lifestyle changes, as well as taking one prescription medication to treat the ulcerative colitis, this patient was asymptomatic within six weeks.