An integrative approach
to natural healing.
Illness is caused from imbalance usually brought on
by food, thoughts and past trauma. To treat illness we
need to address all of these factors and free ourselves
from the weight of past accumulations.
Nearly every day, people ask me,
“What is functional medicine?”
So I decided to put my thoughts into
writing and explain why I value functional
medicine, what it is, and what types of
conditions it commonly treats.
Dr. Sommer White explains what your first visit to Vitality Medical Wellness Center will be like.
The Vitality Medical Center offers customized infusions based on your medical needs and health goals as well as specific IV infusions that you can choose from following an initial evaluation. By infusing vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants directly into your bloodstream we allow these nutrients to flood your cells. Bypassing the digestive tract, you receive 100% of the nutrients given, and we can adjust your doses to give you precisely what your body needs.
Vitality Medical Center
At Vitality Medical Center of Nashville, we combine western medicine, functional medicine and eastern natural healing principles offering a comprehensive and unique approach to illness. We deliver personalized medicine and formulate customized wellness programs with a focus on mind and body nutrition. We offer a variety of services including detoxification programs and IV therapy.
Ozone, or O3 gas, is our newest IV addition. Ozone therapy can help eradicate unwanted viruses, parasites, bacteria, mold and yeast. The Vitality Wellness Center offers ozone therapy via the Zotzmann machine, which delivers ozone under hyperbaric pressure. This allows more oxygen delivery to your system than regular IV ozone therapies.
Jar Salad: Southwest Style
Makes 32 ounce mason jar salad A healthy meal on the go, this Southwest Style salad provides you fresh and fullenergy packed in one jar. A perfect meal on a summery day. Vegan Ranch Dressing: (makes about 2⁄3 cup)1⁄2 cup vegan yogurt, plain1 tablespoon lime or lemon juice1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder1⁄2 […]
Jar Salad: Californian Style
Makes 32 ounce mason jar salad This Californian Style Salad features Green Goddess Dressing. Both rich andrefreshing, this salad on the go will provide you with culinary joy. Green Goddess Dressing: (makes about 1 cup)1⁄2 cup vegan yogurt, unsweetened2 teaspoons lemon juice1⁄4 cup green part of scallions1⁄2 cup packed green herbs such as dill, cilantro […]
WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE BEEN BITTEN BY A TICK
I wrote the original version of this article 3 years ago and now it’s time for an update as we have more tools to help when you have been bitten by a tick.The original blog can be found here. I remember as a child playing outside and getting really dirty. I loved to make mud pies, jab […]
What My Patients Say
I was struggling with hormonal and emotional fluctuations. I’m a yoga teacher in very good shape, and I eat well. I couldn’t figure out what was wrong! My cycle and moods were all over the place! Dr. Sommer White examined my diet, environment, and emotional well-being. Dr. White gave me the tools to get my body back in order and feel as though I’m in control again. My cycle comes on time every month, and my moods are more stable. Thanks Dr. White for helping me find a natural way to heal my body and to feel really great again!
My 9 year-old was diagnosed with ADHD and ASD in the summer of 2015. My husband and I were interested in a holistic approach without using medications. Dr. White looked at my child’s environment and how he was nourishing his body. She saw things in his diet that were contributing to his condition that I couldn’t see. We implemented the dietary recommendations, and did specialized testing which allowed us to tailor his supplements. After working with Dr. White for over a year, my son is a completely different child. He is much calmer and kinder. He notices things around him whereas before he was very self-absorbed. He has friends at school and is able to maintain those friendships because he’s not as impulsive as he once was. I fully attribute the speed of his progress to the way he eats and the changes that were implemented based on Dr. White’s recommendations. She knows the ins and outs of medicine as well as how diet contributes to overall health. Words can't fully express my gratitude for Dr. White and her practice.
After living with Crohn’s Disease for 20 years, I had accepted that my health and well being “status quo” was feeling fair to not great. Since my diagnosis in 1997, I have taken medications for the illness and in the last few years I started taking immunosuppressant medications. With the support of Dr. Sommer White, I have successfully been able to stop taking those immunosuppressant medications and start to heal my body with supplements and food. Under the care of Dr. White, I feel better than I have in decades. It has truly been a gift to work with a provider who is teaching me how to heal my body and use food as medicine. I highly recommend Dr. White’s services.
Being an educator carries a significant amount of stress, but when I went back to grad school and agreed to write a book series under an aggressive deadline, I pushed my body to its breaking point. I saw a whole platoon of doctors who looked at my labs and told me I was fine. But I wasn’t fine. I couldn’t sleep and exercise didn’t relieve the stress, it just made me tired. Dr. White sat with me for almost two hours and after a battery of tests managed to determine what no one else had; I had stage three adrenal fatigue. Her regimen of eating and lifestyle changes transformed me, and within four months I felt better than I had in decades. For people like me who are in high-stress jobs, I can’t recommend Dr. White enough. You don’t have to be tired and exhausted all the time. That doesn’t have to be your 'new normal.' I can’t express how much better I feel and how grateful I am for Dr. White and her practice.
Finding Dr. White has been life-changing for me. I haven’t felt this good in years! I had been experiencing joint pains and was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. I was taking high doses of medications to suppress my immune system. Even with the medication, I still had a lot of pain in my shoulder and limited range of motion so much so that I was tearing jackets trying to get them on. I honestly wondered at my age (41) if I would ever feel any better. Dr. White diagnosed me with Lyme disease. She changed my diet, added supplements, and treated the Lyme. 7 months later I finally feel back to my normal self. I am off medications, have no pain and have full range of motion in my shoulder. I have so much gratitude to her for guiding me back to a healthy version of myself.