Root Cause Medicine + Health Co-Creation
This is for anyone who has ever been told “everything looks fine,” when they don’t feel fine. For anyone who has felt frustrated with the lack of explanation, education, and solutions they need to resolve their health problems. This is for you if you know there must be a better, smarter way to rebuild your health and you are looking for a personalized approach so you and your family can create extraordinary health and live an extraordinary life.
Welcome to Thriving Force. Our clinic is focused on partnering with patients to investigate, identify, and resolve the root causes of your health concerns. And provide you with the education and support you need to learn sustainable health stratagies and skills.
We start by listening to understand your story. Your experience combined with your health history and discussion of major life events helps us identify the causes of your health concerns.
In addition, we use functional lab testing to identify root causes at a cellular level to eliminate blind spots and personalize your treatment. (For example: Identifying chronic infections that burden the body with high levels of inflammation or discovering the key nutrient deficiencies that prevent your mitochondria from producing enough energy for you to feel good, think clearly, or carry out everyday metabolic processes properly).
This approach puts you in charge of your health so you can say goodbye to the limitations of annoying and painful health concerns.
Conventional wisdom isn’t always wise—
it’s merely conventional.
But, your body is.
The Thriving Force Method
- Proactive: Focused on resolving the root cause of illness to reverse and prevent disease.
- Restorative: Restores proper function of the body to reverse disease, prevent illness, and promote optimal function.
- Patient Centered: Treats the patient and modifies treatment for each individual’s needs.
- Unlimited Options: Combines the best of conventional and root-cause medicine into an intelligent hybrid to provide unlimited treatment options.
- Evidence Based: Based on the latest research and clinical observation.
Hi, I’m Dr. Sara DeFrancesco
I’m a Naturopathic Doctor, Licensed Acupuncturist, and expert in mood and brain health who healed my own anxiety and panic attacks.
I help women struggling with anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, fatigue, brain fog, and digestive problems feel their best through a synergy of holistic medicine, functional testing, and mind-body tools customized to uncover and heal the overlooked causes that are preventing you from being well.
This approach includes a comprehensive evaluation of your health function (not just a routine screening for disease markers), advanced lab testing to identify commonly overlooked causes that cannot be identified by a health history or physical exam, and creating a personalized plan so that you can feel your best.
I created the method my patients use to feel their best out of necessity on my own healing journey and a passion to help others heal. As a child I suffered a traumatic brain injury in a horseback riding accident where I broke both sides of my jaw.
I had no idea how that would affect my life. In medical school I began to experience anxiety and panic attacks and when all conventional and holistic options available to me at the time failed – I knew it was time for a new approach.
Today I am anxiety and panic attack free and I help my online clients do the same with holistic health, functional testing, and mind-body tools through online consultations and educational programs.