Dr. Marsha Nunley earned her medical degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. She currently practices Age Management medicine as well as Functional Medicine, using an integrative, whole person approach that seeks to discover and treat the underlying causes of illness and disease as well as maintain health through preventive measures. Dr. Nunley is also an expert in hormone therapy including menopause, andropause, adrenal issues, and thyroid management. Additional areas of interest and specialty are cardiovascular disease risk and prevention, pre-diabetes and diabetes, weight loss, gut health, and maintaining healthy bones. She has completed specialty training and is also board certified in Geriatric Medicine, Palliative Care, and Pain Management, and is also certified in the new area of Aging Medicine through the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. She has completed Dr. Andrew Weil’s Associate Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, where she explored the benefits of mind-body medicine, chiropractics, acupuncture, homeopathy, craniosacral therapy, hypnotherapy, and energy healing.
Dr. Nunley was drawn to the Functional Medicine approach because it moves beyond the conventional approach of disease-based treatment. Several years ago, she dealt with her own chronic health issues that neither she nor her doctor seemed to be able to fix. In her search for treatment, and for answers, she learned that physicians like her—who are trained in the traditional model of Western medicine—are unaware of many effective tools available for healing. Conventional medicine focuses on diagnosing disease and prescribing drugs and/or surgery to treat that disease. This approach fosters a "science of disease" rather than a "science of health". It ignores the basic biochemistry and innate wisdom of the human body. Medications are sometimes necessary, but they can also contribute to, prolong, or even cause disease. Dr. Nunley’s healing involved revamping her diet, removing toxins, adding missing nutrients, and balancing her hormones. Over time she was able to discontinue medication. Those lifestyle changes, along with regular exercise and the exploration of a spiritual connection, have led to profound lasting healing. Getting back to the basics of healing the gut, managing stress, balancing hormones, and developing a healthy lifestyle is key to healthy living.
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