Sommer White

I use food
as medicine

Most illnesses can be reversed by
adjusting diet and lifestyle.

My Practice

As an alternative medicine physician at Vitality Medical Center in Nashville, I use an integrative approach of eastern medicine and western medicine including conventional and functional medicine. I find the root of your problem and then teach you how to heal from within. We will cleanse your body of past accumulations to allow a space for healing and growth.

In my approach of eastern medical and western medical to health, I use food as medicine. By adjusting diet and lifestyle habits, most illnesses can be reversed, and natural healing can occur. In your initial consultation, I will spend 1½ hours getting to know you and understanding your medical condition. I will then identify and treat the imbalances in your body that are causing your illness. As Nashville’s Vitality Medical Center alternative medicine physician, I do not act as a primary physician but can work with your physician as we replace medications with whole foods.

Specializing In

  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Stress
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Weight Loss
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Skin Disorders
  • Diabetes
  • ADHD

Functional Medicine

Functional medicine is a dynamic approach to assessing, preventing and treating complex chronic disease. It utilizes a methodology to rebalance the body’s underlying physiological systems and address life issues that contribute to these illnesses. Based on cutting edge science, functional medicine offers a new way to understand and look at chronic diseases from autoimmune disorders to hypertension to heart disease to anxiety. We move from a disease-centered approach to a patient-centered approach. This allows us to remove the labels of diseases and focus on the person.

Each person represents a unique, complex, and interwoven set of influences that have set the stage for the development of disease or the maintenance of health. In an initial functional medicine consultation, we listen to the story of the person, interlace the web of symptoms and find the root cause of the dysfunction whether it is inflammation, oxidative stress or blood sugar abnormalities.

Health is viewed as positive vitality–not merely the absence of disease. We identify and ameliorate dysfunctions in the body as a way to restore health while promoting healthy dietary and lifestyle choices to achieve and maintain wellness.

My Patients

Being an alternative medicine physician at Vitality Medical Center in Nashville, I work with people with whom conventional eastern and western medicine has failed and who are looking for an integrative approach to natural healing. If you have tried just about everything else and haven’t found a solution, I can give you hope and guidance. Most of my patients are tired of taking pills that simply mask their symptoms. They want to explore alternative methods of healing and be free of the restraints of their illness. My patients learn to nourish themselves in order to improve the quality of their lives. They go the extra mile to become happy, healthy, strong and vibrant.

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