Take this short quiz to find out if
you're on the road to diabetes!
More importantly, is your doc checking the right labs? The sneaky thing about prediabetes & diabetes is that it can sneak up on you and progress silently... until it shows up as heart attacks, strokes, amputations, dialysis, and wreak havoc on your quality of life! That's why at Functional Kidney Care, we go beyond standard lab tests to look for early warning signs such as inflammation markers and insulin resistance... before it's too late.
Diabetes drugs are the go-to solution for many conventional docs, but they just treat the symptoms... not the underlying cause! And once they stop working, there's not much more those docs can do for you! That's why we use an integrative approach, evaluating all possible causes of metabolic dysfunction & prediabetes so we can help you resolve those naturally, without expensive or toxic drugs.
Are gut issues messing
with your insulin levels?
Trying to "fix" blood sugar issues on its own backfires unless you also address gut issues & inflammation. Today's modern world can pummel the good microbes living in your gut... leading to leaky gut, inflammation & blood sugar imbalances. These imbalances can also create wicked cravings for sugary foods that can be impossible to resist... making you feel powerless.
Meet Dr. Nandana Mapakshi, MD
Dr. Mapakshi founded Functional Kidney Care to help her patients optimize their kidney health and overall wellness using a personalized, comprehensive approach powered by the principles of functional medicine, which treats the whole person, not just symptoms.
With dual board-certifications in both nephrology and internal medicine as well as advanced training at the
Institute for Functional Medicine, her 20+ years of experience & training at prestigious institutions including Mount Sinai ,Cedars Sinai and UCLA Medical Centers, Dr. Mapakshi is well-qualified to lead your journey to wellness.
Using the science of medicine and the art of holistic healing, Dr. Mapakshi compassionately guides her patients on a positive and change-oriented journey that promotes growth, holistic health and disease prevention.
Helping people live a more balanced & healthier life isn't just our job, it's our passion! We take our commitment to lifelong, optimal health + wellness very seriously... incorporating the latest scientific advances and dedicated to the very best care possible.
We focus on giving you the care you need, not the care sanctioned by health insurance – which is why our programs include longer appointment times, more communication, more advanced testing and guidance on lifestyle factors that can truly make or break your health.
We like to think of ourselves as your trusted partner towards a healthier, more resilient life – supporting you every step of the way, because we know what's possible when you have the right guide by your side!
If you haven't found the answers you've been looking for with traditional medicine and still feel unheard, you are in the right place! We're excited to make you our next success story, so let's take the first step with the quiz :)
"Dr. Mapakshi is knowledgeable in functional medicine, and that, combined with her traditional medical background and training, is an incredible asset. She provides education and coaching to optimize my physical health and well-being. It’s been a wonderful benefit and of immense value, as I work on implementing her suggestions."
"I found Dr. Mapakshi to be extremely knowledgeable & well qualified. She takes the time to interact & investigate your issues & follows up on your treatment. She is very friendly with a great caring personality. I only wish she was not a specialist, I would love to have her as my primary care Doc."
"I am completely at ease discussing my health issues and I found Dr. Mapakshi to bevery attentive and helpful to my issues. She knows her specialty well. She is humble and very approachable."