Functional Medicine in Integrative Health

Discover the transformative power of Functional Medicine within our integrative health approach.

Ayurvedic Medicine

Ayurvedic Medicine

The science of life & body-typing

Traditional Naturopathy

Using “right living” to reverse illness

Chinese Medicine & Herbalism

Chinese Medicine & Herbalism

Unlocking nature’s healing wisdom

Eastern Philosophy

Eastern Philosophy

Using the mind to heal the body

Bioregulatory Medicine

Bioregulatory Medicine

The science of self-healing & rebalancing

Orthomolecular Medicine

Orthomolecular Medicine

The science of vitamins & minerals as “medicine”

Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine

State-of-the-art lab testing to pinpoint underlying root causes

Our dedicated practitioner takes a holistic approach, guiding clients through a journey of toxin elimination, deficiency replacement, and personalized coaching. By addressing the root causes of health issues, our approach enhances overall well-being, fostering improved mindset, sleep habits, daily routines, and beyond.

Book a discovery session today to embark on your path to optimal health and vitality!

Bryan Bankhead

Unlock Optimal Wellness

Dive Deep Into The Root Causes For Mental And Physical Well-Being With Expert Guidance

Embark on a transformative wellness journey with our functional medicine health coach, certified and trained by Dr. Cabral, and uncover the root causes of your mental and physical health concerns. Our practitioner employs the effective Destress Protocol to address imbalances in the body, promoting holistic well-being. What sets us apart is our integration of Dr. Cabral’s proven methods, utilizing seven essential functional lab tests. These tests, crucial to Dr. Cabral’s practice, provide invaluable insights into your unique physiological needs, enabling our practitioner to craft a personalized program. By delving into these comprehensive lab tests, we can identify imbalances, deficiencies, or toxicities, allowing for targeted interventions aligned with Dr. Cabral’s evidence-based protocols. This approach ensures a thorough understanding of your body’s intricacies, empowering you on your path to optimal health and vitality.

Functional Medicine Benefits

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Reduce Mental Health 

Reduce Mental


How We Can Help


  • Diet, Bio-Individualization
  • Healthy shopping lists and meal plans
  • Exercise programming
  • Reduce stress response (your fight or flight response)
  • Toxin Removal
  • Functional Medicine Detox
  • Emotional Balance
  • Daily foundation & supplement protocols


  • Food Sensitivity Test
  • Gut Bacteria & Parasite Test
  • Candida, Metabolic & Vitamins test
  • Complete stress, mood & metabolism Test
  • Minerals & Metals Test
  • Omega – 3 & Inflammation Test
  • CBO Protocol – Adult and Childrens
  • Parasite Protocol
  • Heavy Metal Protocol
  • Sleep Help Protocol

Why Choose a Functional Medicine Health Practitioner

Holistic Approach

A functional medicine health coach considers the whole person, addressing mental, physical, and emotional aspects of health.

Driven by evidence-based protocols, they focus on uncovering and addressing the root causes of health concerns rather than merely treating symptoms.

Certified by Dr. Cabral, the practitioner employs proven methodologies like the Destress Protocol for stress management and overall well-being.

Utilizing seven essential functional lab tests, the practitioner tailors a personalized program based on unique physiological needs.

These tests provide insights into imbalances, deficiencies, or toxicities, aiding in crafting targeted interventions for optimal health.

Following Dr. Cabral’s evidence-based approach ensures that interventions are grounded in scientific research and proven effectiveness.

Mind-Body Connection

Acknowledging the interconnectedness of mental and physical health, the practitioner addresses both aspects for a truly integrated approach.

By identifying imbalances early on, the practitioner helps prevent health issues, fostering a proactive approach to well-being.

Functional medicine health coaches provide personalized nutritional advice to support overall health and vitality.

Beyond supplements, they guide clients in making lifestyle changes that contribute to sustained well-being.

Clients are educated about their health, empowering them to actively participate in their wellness journey.

Ultimately, the goal is to guide individuals toward achieving optimal health and vitality, ensuring a high quality of life.

What is the difference between

FM LABS and Blood WORK?

Functional Medicine (FM) Lab Testing and standard blood work serve different but complementary roles in healthcare.

Standard blood work, which is crucial for regular health monitoring, provides a snapshot of your current health status, focusing on essential markers like blood cell counts, cholesterol levels, and glucose levels. This type of testing is vital for diagnosing and managing diseases and should be part of your routine check-ups with your Primary Care Physician.

However, FM Lab Testing goes a step further by utilizing a variety of samples, including blood, urine, hair, saliva, and sometimes stool, to provide a broader perspective on your health.

This comprehensive approach aims to uncover the underlying imbalances or dysfunctions that might not yet be apparent in standard blood tests. Because blood is a homeostatic fluid, it tends to maintain equilibrium and might only indicate a problem when a condition has progressed significantly. FM Lab Testing seeks to identify and address these issues before they develop into more serious health problems.

It’s important to note, however, that FM Lab Testing is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure diseases in the traditional sense

Instead, it offers insights into how different systems in your body are functioning, revealing potential areas for improvement or intervention that can support overall well-being. These insights can be particularly valuable for individuals dealing with chronic conditions, unexplained symptoms, or those interested in optimizing their health.

Our Range Of

Laboratory Tests

Experience the depth and breadth of our testing options, guided by our integrative health practitioner’s expertise and personalized coaching.

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Our comprehensive testing options are designed to uncover underlying health issues and pave the way towards optimal wellness. Our lab tests offers invaluable insights into various aspects of your health, empowering you to make informed decisions for a healthier future.

IgG Food Sensitivity Testing

Identify foods triggering immune responses, leading to symptoms like brain fog, joint pain, and fatigue, aiding in the optimization of your diet for improved well-being.

Unveil gut dysbiosis, nutrient deficiencies, stress levels, and metabolic function, providing a holistic view of your health to guide targeted interventions.

Determine your Omega-3 to Omega-6 balance and its impact on inflammation, offering a starting point for dietary adjustments to support overall health.

Assess hormone levels crucial for optimal health, including estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, cortisol, and thyroid hormones, guiding personalized treatment plans.

Gain insights into stress management, mineral imbalances, and heavy metal exposure, enabling tailored protocols to rebalance minerals and eliminate toxins.

Detect the presence of parasites and H. Pylori, addressing underlying causes of chronic digestive issues and supporting nutrient absorption for improved health.

Functional Wellness Essentials

Holistic Healthcare

Holistic Healthcare

At the core of functional wellness essentials lies the concept of holistic healthcare, where we view the body as a interconnected system, addressing physical, mental, and emotional aspects of health. Our approach considers not just symptoms, but also the underlying root causes, guiding individuals towards optimal well-being through comprehensive care that integrates various modalities.

Science-Supported Nutrition

Science-Supported Nutrition

Nutrition forms the foundation of functional wellness, and our approach is grounded in scientific evidence. We believe in the power of food as medicine, utilizing the latest research to craft personalized nutrition plans tailored to each individual's unique needs, preferences, and health goals.

Sustainable Routines

Sustainable Routines

Sustainable health habits are essential for long-term wellness, and we prioritize the development of routines that are realistic, achievable, and maintainable. Our goal is to empower individuals to make sustainable lifestyle changes that promote health and vitality over time, fostering habits that support their well-being for years to come.

Personalized Protocols

Personalized Protocols

We recognize that each person is unique, with distinct genetic makeup, lifestyle factors, and health challenges. That's why we offer personalized protocols designed to address the specific needs of each individual. Through thorough assessment and ongoing collaboration, we develop tailored plans that encompass nutrition, lifestyle modifications, supplementation, and other interventions to optimize health outcomes and promote overall wellness.

Discover Your Path to Wellness

Choose your package

We offer three comprehensive wellness packages designed to address different needs and goals. Each package includes an initial health assessment, in-depth lab analysis, personalized coaching sessions, and ongoing support.

Essential Wellness Package


Total Health Package


Gut Health Package


Ready to take control of your health journey?

Call now for a free consultation and
discuss which package is right for you!

Bryan Bankhead


Understanding your present symptoms and past health history is crucial for your wellness journey. Below, you’ll find a selection of assessments to help gauge your current health status.

During your initial 90-minute Consultation, we’ll conduct a thorough review of your current and past symptoms. This process provides valuable insight into the factors influencing your current health condition.


Our Detox Program

Consider kickstarting your wellness journey with the Serenity Wellness Detox Program, available in 7, 14, or 21-day options. This program is designed to gently remove harmful toxins and rebalance your body from the ground up, addressing the root causes of imbalance.

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The Serenity Wellness Detox Program focuses on cleansing the liver, blood, tissues, and organs from accumulated waste, laying a crucial foundation for restoring bodily balance. If you’ve been grappling with persistent symptoms, have been diagnosed with a condition, or are aiming to lose more than 10 pounds, the 21-day detox is highly recommended. If this seems overwhelming, beginning with a 7-day detox can be a more manageable step, embodying the principle that we are capable of overcoming challenges.

It’s important to distinguish the Serenity Wellness Detox Program from a simple cleanse. Whereas a cleanse primarily targets the gut to eliminate unwanted pathogens, a detox ensures that your body’s elimination pathways are open before starting to clear the body of broader unwanted substances. Without this preparatory step, you might experience adverse reactions, such as headaches, itchy skin, joint pain, flu-like symptoms, or nausea, due to the release of toxins.

Engaging in the Serenity Wellness Detox Program with each changing season is a great strategy for maintaining your body’s equilibrium. Benefits of completing the program include resting the body with two days of fasting, nourishing with a wealth of nutrients, ensuring proper hydration, and fostering a healthier mindset towards food. These components together ensure a rejuvenated sense of well-being and an optimized balance within your body.

Jumpstart Your Journey

to a healthier you with our Detoxification Kickstart Package.

This package is a great way to experience the benefits of detoxification and discover how it can support your overall health goals.

Detox Program


Individuals seeking a short-term cleanse to eliminate toxins and support overall well-being.

Enhance energy levels, promote healthy digestion, and refresh your body.


Discuss your goals and health history.

Provides essential support for your cleanse.

Ask questions and receive guidance throughout the program.

Total Mind Body Wellness Package


This comprehensive package empowers you to achieve a state of complete well-being by addressing both the mind and body.

Alleviate mental health symptoms, boost emotional resilience, increase energy levels, improve cognitive function, support overall physical well-being.


Uncover the root causes of your struggles and personalize your wellness plan.

Develop strategies for stress management, dietary changes (if needed), and lifestyle modifications to support your goals.

Train your brain to optimize function for improved emotional regulation, sleep quality, focus, and cognitive performance.

Kickstart your journey with essential cleansing support.

Stay connected and receive ongoing guidance from Bryan throughout the program.

Rejuvenate Your Mind and Body

At Serenity Wellness, our comprehensive Mind Body Wellness program, led by our experienced practitioner Bryan Bankhead, offers a unique blend of Functional Medicine Health Coaching and LENS Neurofeedback therapy.

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Ready to take control of your health journey?

Schedule a free consultation with Bryan today to discuss your wellness goals and discover how our services can support you. Plus, explore our detox program to kickstart your journey towards a healthier, revitalized you. Don’t wait any longer—your path to optimal wellness starts here!


Frequently Asked Questions

An Functional Medicine Health Coach is a professional trained to address health concerns by considering the interconnectedness of various factors, including mental, physical, and emotional aspects.

Dr. Cabral is a renowned expert in functional medicine, and his certification ensures that the practitioner follows evidence-based protocols and methodologies for holistic well-being.

The Destress Protocol is a methodology developed by Dr. Cabral to manage stress and improve overall health. Certified practitioners use it to address the root causes of imbalances.

These tests provide insights into various aspects of health, including nutrient levels, hormonal balance, and toxicity, allowing for a comprehensive understanding of an individual’s physiological needs.

Based on the results of the lab tests and a thorough assessment, an IHP crafts a personalized program, including dietary recommendations, supplements, and lifestyle modifications.

No, an IHP also focuses on preventive health by identifying imbalances early on and guiding individuals toward maintaining optimal health.

An IHP takes a holistic and root-cause-focused approach, considering factors beyond symptoms and medications, and aims for sustainable well-being.

By acknowledging the mind-body connection, an IHP addresses mental health concerns through a comprehensive approach, combining nutritional support, stress management, and lifestyle changes.

Yes, practitioners certified by Dr. Cabral follow evidence-based protocols, ensuring that interventions are grounded in scientific research and proven effectiveness.

Education is a crucial aspect. IHPs empower clients by providing knowledge about their health, enabling them to actively participate in their wellness journey.

The goal is to guide individuals toward achieving optimal health and vitality, ensuring a high quality of life and sustained well-being.

While both Functional Medicine Health Coaches (IHPs) and dietitians play roles in promoting health, there are key differences in their approaches:

1. Scope of Practice:
• IHP: Focuses on a holistic approach, considering various aspects of an individual’s health, including mental, emotional, and physical well-being. They use a range of modalities, such as lifestyle modifications, nutritional recommendations, and stress management.
• Dietitian: Primarily concentrates on nutrition and dietary aspects. Dietitians often work with individuals to create meal plans, address nutritional deficiencies, and provide dietary guidance based on specific health conditions.
2. Root Cause vs. Symptom Management:
• IHP: Emphasizes identifying and addressing the root causes of health concerns. They look beyond symptoms and aim to create comprehensive wellness plans tailored to the individual’s unique needs.
• Dietitian: While dietitians certainly consider the impact of nutrition on overall health, their primary focus may be managing symptoms through dietary adjustments.
3. Holistic Approach:
• IHP: Takes a more holistic view of health, recognizing the interconnectedness of mental, emotional, and physical aspects. They may incorporate lifestyle changes, stress reduction techniques, and targeted supplements into their recommendations.
• Dietitian: Primarily focuses on nutritional aspects and may not delve as deeply into other lifestyle factors.
4. Functional Lab Testing:
• IHP: Often uses functional lab tests to gain insights into an individual’s health, including factors like hormonal balance, nutrient levels, and toxicities.
• Dietitian: While dietitians may use standard lab tests to assess nutritional markers, they might not employ functional lab testing to the same extent as IHPs.
5. Preventive vs. Clinical Focus:
• IHP: Often works with clients on preventive health, aiming to identify imbalances before they manifest as clinical issues. Focuses on optimizing overall well-being.
• Dietitian: Typically involved in clinical nutrition, addressing specific health conditions or nutritional deficiencies.
6. Educational Approach:
• IHP: Educates clients about their health, empowering them to actively participate in their wellness journey.
• Dietitian: Provides nutritional education, helping clients understand how their dietary choices impact their health.

It’s essential to note that these distinctions are generalizations, and individual practitioners may have varied approaches within each field. In many cases, collaboration between an IHP and a dietitian can offer a comprehensive approach to health and well-being.