A New Paradigm for Optimal Health and Dis-Ease Management

Medicine the way it should be.

What is Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership.
Functional Medicine is an evolution that best addresses the increasing Health-Care needs of the 21st Century. We look beyond the ‘tip of the iceberg’ 4 Better Health.

Even though Americans are filling 4.3 billion prescriptions worth nearly $374 billion on medicine yearly and another $20 billion spent on Over the counter (OTC) medications yearly, we are sicker, heavier and more exhausted than ever, all the while.  That is not Health-Care, that is Sick-Care.

How is Functional Medicine different?

As Functional Medicine Experts:

  • We won’t discount your symptoms as ‘normal aging’.
  • We empathize and validate your concerns through detailed history taking, listen to you and accept and value each symptom as a key piece to your health puzzle.
  • We don’t separate your body into parts; we support each part to help them work together synergistically
  • We recognize, respect and emphasize the factors that feed or fight disease using a DINE approach: Detoxification, Inflammation, Nutrients and Energy,
  • We use an integrative, science-based healthcare approach, state of the art data collection, and a systems-oriented approach.
  • We integrate Functional Medicine into the “Western” (Traditional) Medicine to optimize your health and offer you options other than medications for life.
  • We focus on reversing conditions and prevention through individualized diet recommendations, supplements, lifestyle modifications and stress reduction.

In order to heal you must address all 4 Tenets 4 Better Health

  • Remove: Remove the harmful such as allergic foods, parasites, yeast, bad bacteria and toxins  – aided by DETOXIFICATION.
  • Reinoculate:  Decrease INFLAMMATION by adding back good bacteria to the GI tract with probiotic and prebiotic foods.
  • Repair/Replace: Replenish key NUTRIENTS  (usually vitamins, minerals and amino acids) that lack in a disease state and are essential to healing the gut.
  • Rebalance: Examine lifestyle choices – in order to allow the body to function optimally there must be a focus on reducing stress. Ensuring and Free and healthy body ENERGY is key. 5-10 min a day of self-care could completely change your life. Try a YouTube or iPhone meditation, yoga, or journaling. We, ourselves, must admit we work very hard to address this on a regular basis.

Our practice is a Functional Medicine practice. We require our patients to have a separate Primary Care Provider.

To book your appointment, call 508-625-1807 or fill out the Health History form.
We have a 48-hour cancellation policy. See FAQ for details

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rebecca a photo“Words cannot express how grateful I am for the individualized care I have received from Lisa at 4Better Health! If you or someone you love is suffering with an auto-immune condition, want more energy and less pain and are looking for an alternative to traditional medicine, you have found it! With their help you will be amazed at the power you have to change your path.” 

Rebecca Alferes 53 Years Old

“Frustrated with conventional medicine philosophy of just take a pill for the rest of your life? Functional Medicine is your answer. Since I first saw Lisa 2 months ago I have lost over 10 percent of my original body weight and have more energy than I can ever remember having.”

Micheal Annantuonio – 36 years old

“After suffering for over 2 years and seeing many practitioners (who often dismissed my fatigue & pain) Dr Zub adjusted my medications and supplements. As a result, my baseline functioning and health is finally better. Dr. Zub works as a partner with you the patient, is earnest, humble and actively learning She is a Gift!” 

C.G., Needham M

“I feel like I have finally found a physician who is willing to work as a partner with me with the goal of improving my health. Dr Zub is an outstanding physician both from a diagnostic and a Functional Medicine perspective. I’ve recommended her to many of my friends.”

Karen Bird – Needham MA

“In a very short amount of time, Dr. Zub has been able to identify and address underlying chronic health issues that I have been dealing with, that other doctors were unable to do. I love 4 Better Health’s approach to treat the entire person thru a therapeutic partnership and get to the root of issues, not just throw medicine at a symptom. I truly sing her praises and have already referred others to the practice. I truly wish I had found Dr. Zub a long time ago as she has been life changing!”

Diane Tamagno

Linda LaCamera(1)“Finding 4 Better Health was a blessing after many years of traditional medicinal doctors /Endocrinologists being unable to get me to feeling optimal. Dr Zub listened to me, truly heard me & devised a proactive plan for me to have a better life. My body is still healing, but I am no longer barely functioning to get through my daily life. I can exercise again without being completely depleted of energy. I have been able to successfully lose 20 pounds. I feel I can always contact Dr. Zub with any questions or concerns I may have. We continue to work together to find the right course of action for my health. I can’t say enough great things about their practice.”

Linda LaCamera

colleen adams“4 Better Health embodies the true meaning of holistic healthcare! Thank you, Dr. Zub, for taking a genuine interest in each aspect of my life affecting my health and vitality; and for taking the time to educate me on the ways in which my body functions on a metabolic level, and the things I can do to better manage my energy and well-being!”

Colleen Adams

“Prior to working with Lisa I’d have to be home-bound one day every other weekend in order to deal with my problem. Now that I don’t need to do that anymore I’m back to hiking/mountaineering, kayaking, bike riding, snow-shoeing, being with friends, and spending time in the White Mountains. I am soo thankful for all 4 Better Health has done for me. You had a MAJOR hand in getting me back into this kind of shape [and I’m looking forward to getting even stronger and more fit]. I feel in command of my life again and I am enjoying doing all the outdoorsy, active things I love to do! What a gift you have given me!”

John Curcio

jenweightloss“My weight has always been a fight. I was having trouble sleeping  and walking upstairs because of pain in my hip and knee. I have tried a million diets but in the end I never felt in control of what I ate. When I made the decision to do the cleanse/detox I had my reservations. But it changed me. What I want
to eat and what my body craves. I feel better than I have in years. I am  sleeping better than ever and taking the stairs every chance I get. In 6 months I’ve gone from 265# to 180#. It’s all planning and consistency!”

Jenn

I was exhausted and in pain- aching from my neck to toes and waking up 4 or 5 times a night. My doctors told me it was just old age. Within a week of taking a few supplements and small changes to my diet recommended by 4 Better Health; my pain was drastically reduced and I began sleeping so much better. I am doing much more than I had been able to do in a very long time, my spirits are better, my outlook is better and I couldn’t ask for anything more. I would recommend this practice to everyone.

Rose Ciampa 83years old.