Ok, so here you are, you don’t feel well, you take pill after pill and see doctor after doctor and you just end up getting sicker by the year. Maybe the treatments are slowing down the progress of your disease or maybe they’re taking care of your symptoms now in exchange for different symptoms down the road. Regardless, you know you’re not healthy, and are getting worse, and you’ve decided to make some changes in your life, your goals are pretty simple: you want to live better, be healthier, live longer, simply be more alive. But where do you start?

What is Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine is a healthcare discipline that treats the cause of disease, it focuses on the body as a whole and looks to restore the body’s ability to function efficiently and properly.  So what does that really mean? It means we don’t trade one set of symptoms for another by giving you a toxic medication which overrides you body’s function instead of repairing it.  The treatments we use are powerful and effective, and they are natural! There is no chemistry set in nature and we don’t intend to make one inside your body. We’re long past the days where the “pill for every ill” fantasy has been dispelled.  Decades and decades of massively increasing prescriptions have left us sicker than ever.  We lead the world in prescriptions per person, but rank 37th in overall health.  It is time for a change and that change is Functional Medicine.  And I’m not alone.  Functional Medicine is now being practiced at places like the Mayo clinic and the Cleveland clinic.  Most traditional doctors practice “this for that” medicine, meaning they find out you have “that” condition or complaint and give you “this” medication for it.  You have fatigue – take this stimulant, or you can’t sleep – take this sleeping pill.  This process does not involve any diagnostic evaluation or address the cause of the problem.  It often only temporarily relieves some symptoms while allowing the underlying cause of the problem to continue.

Transform Yourself

The first step, the real first step to restoring your health and living the life you want, is to realize that the doctor you need is inside of you. Health is not something you can buy or that someone can prescribe for you.  True health exists as the entirety of what you do, the way you live your life. If you want to be healthy, not stuck with an ever expanding list of medications, you’ll have to start by looking in the mirror. We now know that lifestyle factors are the single biggest cause of illness in the U.S. today. the top 3 killers in the country are preventable to a large extent. 1. Heart disease– 615,000 2. Cancer– 591,000 3. Medical mistakes– 210,000-400,000. Prevention is the key, and it’s largely up to you.  It’s up to you to first decide to make some changes and then to actually make them.  We are dedicated to helping you along the way.

Dr. Marian and his staff specialize in helping people with conditions like these:

GASTROINTESTINAL HEALTH
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), Acid Reflux, Leaky Gut, Food Intolerances, C-DIFF

FATIGUE
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Adrenal Fatigue, Hypo Thyroid

HORMONE IMBALANCES
Adrenal, Thyroid, Sex Hormones

MENTAL HEALTH
Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Brain Fog, PMS, ADD, Hyperactivity, PTSD

MIGRAINE HEADACHES
Chronic Headaches and Migraines

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES
Celiac Disease, Hashimoto’s Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Lupus, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis

CHRONIC INFECTIONS
Parasites, Tick-Borne Pathogens,
Epstein-Barr Virus, Cytomegalovirus

DETOXIFICATION
Metal and Heavy Metal Toxicity, Chemical, Mold

FIBROMYALGIA
General Joint & Body Pain Syndromes

BACK & NECK PAIN
Chiropractic Care & Massage

IF THIS IS YOU, YOU ARE NOT ALONE AND WE CAN HELP

We work with people all over the country and are passionate about bridging the best, safest and most  effective healthcare with rock solid science.

Our Approach:

During your initial consultation, we will conduct a detailed personal and family health history and make recommendations for lab tests that are appropriate for your specific health issues.  Through targeted lab testing that you can do in the privacy of your own home, Dr. Marian is able to assess how each system is working and design an individualized program to rebalance your body. We don’t believe in a cookie cutter approach to care.  We dedicate ourselves to giving you the best care possible.

Objective Diagnostic Testing
We don’t guess about your health.  We give you answers that are based on the best science and specific lab testing.

Treats Root Causes
We don’t treat diseases.  What caused your health problem is what we’re interested in.

Non-Drug Approach
We never prescribe drugs as part of a patient’s treatment. We will educate you about your drugs, but leave decisions about taking them up to you and your medical doctor.

Nutrition Based
Treatment recommendations consist of lifestyle, diet and specific nutrients and supplements based upon objective testing.

Personal Care
Our patients are treated with kindness, compassion, respect and honesty. Besides helping our patients physically, we want to bring a little joy into their lives.

Individualized Treatment Plan
No two people are the same.  No two treatment plans are the same.  Our patients get the treatment that is best for them.

Addresses Total Body Systems
Everything is connected.  We take into account emotions, diet, lifestyle and all of the body systems when working with a patient.

Focuses on Long-Term Healing & Health
Finding the underlying problems that are causing your symptoms will help in the short term, but the goal is to get our patients truly healthy so they live a long happy and healthy life.

What our Patients say

I have been going to Dr. John for numerous different injuries since he has opened his practice. One that stands out in my head the most is my wrist injury from computer use and being an ex-gymnast. I thought I would have the pain forever and after only a few adjustments to my wrist, the pain in gone. I continue to use a computer 9-12 hours a day and my wrists are in great condition, no pain. He gave me great tips for my office setup, desk/chair height, arm and wrist positioning and that has also helped to maintain healthy wrists. Dr. John is also great with apprehensive patients that may be nervous about chiropractic care. He is very calming and gentle. He has a children's play area and is patient and kind to kids too. And one of my favorite things about his office is that he has an excellent massage therapist that can be included as part of your treatment depending on your situation.

Jill R.
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Better than Advil. Dr. Marian has kept me and my family pain free for many, many years. He takes the time to explain his adjustments and gives advise on prevention. I'd recommend him to my friends and family ... anyone who needs relief from back/body pain.

Anon
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I have been treated by Dr. Marian for multiple reasons in the past. His knowledge and ability to communicate what is going on with the body and why are very insightful. I appreciate that he takes the time to not just fix the problem but offer ways of prevention as well. I recommend his services whenever I hear someone needs a great Chiropractor.

Paul R
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I have been a patient of Dr Marian now for over 5 years! I first went to him as I would get horrible migraines monthly. After years of struggling with medication and other doctors to no avail Dr Marian was able to make my migraines disappear! I have continued to see him through my pregnancies and after for various things - mostly kid injury related. He is a genuinely wonderful person who can also help your injuries. I would and have recommended him to my friends and family.

Fiona M
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I have been a patient of Dr. Marian for about 7 years. I recommend him highly. He is thorough, knowledgable and compassionate. Excellent Chiropractor!!! He really is as good as it gets!

Kristin F
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I've been a patient of Dr. Marian for 8 years now. I was in a bad car accident in high school and used to get terrible headaches and migraines. I've been to 3 other chiropractors without relief so it must be the technique he uses. The best thing is that whenever I call him with a migraine, he always finds time to squeeze me in!

H.L.
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Dr. Marian really helped my golf elbow and also my wrist and arm from too much computer work. He is nice and caring. Highly recommend his services.  

Teresa
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I am always amazed at the healing I feel after treatment from Dr. John Marian. My daughter and I have been treated here for back and ankle injuries. If you're in need of chiropractic services I highly recommend Saratoga Performance Chiropractic.

Sonnie
Facebook Review

They saved my career. I could not do what I love doing for a living if it was not for the treatment I have received here.

Gil
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