Dr. Matthew FloryDetoxificationFunctional Medicine
Dr. Matthew Flory is the founder of Functional Health Team, which proudly provides, as he states, “the leading programs in CAUSE-based health care and healing lifestyle support,” currently for clients in 17 states and provinces across the USA and Canada growing rapidly. Functional Health Team provides a cutting-edge combination of convenient and private home-based consultation and Functional Medicine Health Coaching Team services and support.
For over 24 years Dr. Flory has supported clients maintaining a sharp focus on identifying the CAUSES of their health concerns and honing their approach to healing to produce longstanding results.
His message is that Inflammation is now heralded as the common component or a unifier in all chronic disease by the likes of Harvard Medical School and multiple peer-reviewed journals. [1, 2, 3, 4] Dr. Flory has developed methods of evaluation, treatment and support focused on identifying and reducing, or eliminating when possible, the CAUSES OF INFLAMMATION. This is in stark contrast to traditional medical care which focuses pharmaceutical treatment on the symptomatic expression of a diagnosis. By adopting this philosophy, Dr. Flory treats health conditions at the root of the problem, rather than merely chasing the results of inflammation.
It is because of this approach that natural methods, nutritional remedies and lifestyle modifications can be implemented in an extremely effective way. These are treatment options that offer safe, effective and clinically-proven ways of regaining health, function and quality of life.
Dr. Flory specializes in, and truly enjoys, working with his clients and coaching them to understand how their environment drives their inflammation and inflammation-related symptoms and conditions … and better yet discussing ideas of how that could change. Previously chronic inflammatory conditions have been treated through the standard medical protocols, beating down one’s immune system, with limited success.
By utilizing a unique set of assessment tools and procedures almost exclusively based on natural treatment methods, Dr. Flory helps one focus on things they can change in their environment that will have a positive impact on their Gut Microbiome, Hormone & Neurotransmitter balance, Immune System function, Methylation and Nutrigenomics and more, Dr. Flory and his Team are the ‘Health Detectives’ you’ve been seeking.
“Functional Medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional Medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, Functional Medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.” – The Institute for Functional Medicine
- Harvard Health Publishing. April 2006. [link]
- Inflammation: The Common Pathway Of Stress-Related Diseases. Front Hum Neuroscience. 2017; 11: 316. [link]
- Homeostasis, Inflammation, and Disease Suceptibility. Cell. 2015 Feb 26;160(5):816-827. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2015.02.010. [link]
- The Inflammation Theory of Disease. EMBO Rep. 2012 Nov; 13(11): 968–970. [link]
Outside of his professional engagements, Dr. Flory really loves to express “right-sided brain” activities. He is a “weekend warrior” musician and enjoys occasionally traveling the US playing folk, bluegrass, jazz and blues music, and engaging audiences.
Dr. Flory was born and raised in Indiana. He had an early love for music, playing piano for 7 years and then engaging in orchestra, marching and jazz bands.
He enjoys playing tennis and in his teens played with his high school team going to the IN State Finals both as a team and individually. Outside of high school athletics, Dr. Flory reached a 6-state regional ranking of #1 in Boy’s Doubles and held the position for nearly 2 years. This all culminated in his inclusion in an athlete exchange program in which he spent a month abroad “down-under” on a trip for 2 weeks in Australia and 2 weeks in New Zealand. This initiated a new affinity for travel and engaging with other cultures for the aspiring doctor and healthcare industry leader.
Professional Coaching & Marketing
Dr. Flory supports executives and high-performing entrepreneurs around the world in their goals to augment themselves and expand their influence. He offers a unique fusion of biohacking, living an inspired life, and understanding how to analyze and engineer human behavioral interactions helping high-achievers reach their peak performance mentally, physically and professionally.
Dr. Flory built and maintained a private practice for 17+ years, honing his clinical skills around advancements in Biohacking, Anti-Aging, and Functional Medicine. Dr. Flory developed a process of CAUSE-based Medicine that enhances the gut-brain axis, augments neuroplasticity, mitigates or eliminates the causes of Inflammation, and assesses each client’s nutrigenomic state for individualized biohacking strategies.
Upon leaving private practice in the public sector, Dr. Flory founded Functional Health Team, a holistic healthcare and wellness provider platform that creates partnerships with holistic business owners with vigorous expansion goals. FHT supports growth of its business partners by providing them access to turnkey virtual and “on-demand” services, cooperative marketing opportunities, and meaningful influencer relationships. Functional Health Team works in close partnership with Emergent Wellness (emergentwellness.com).
Dr. Flory has developed and deployed lead generation marketing campaigns for over 20 years. While that has brought with it experience, today’s tools are drastically different and combined with automation can be used in ways that are unimaginable to most. Dr. Flory co-leads an agency of developers and online marketing specialists designing innovative blends of tech (branded mobile apps, automated marketing assistants, deep-branded linking, horizontal and vertical sales funnels, etc) with high-touch, highly-personal messaging like postal mail and real-time call pass-through to live staff … all leading to building bigger audiences and stronger community surrounding your business.