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Root Cause Medicine + Health Co-Creation


This is for anyone who has ever been told “everything looks fine,” when they don’t feel fine. For anyone who has felt frustrated with the lack of explanation, education, and solutions they need to resolve their health problems. This is for you if you know there must be a better, smarter way to rebuild your health and you are looking for a personalized approach so you and your family can create extraordinary health and live an extraordinary life.

Welcome to Modern Health KC. Our office is focused on partnering with patients to investigate, identify, and resolve the root causes of your health concerns. And provide you with the education and support you need to learn sustainable health strategies and skills.

I start by listening to understand your story. Your experience combined with your health history and discussion of major life events helps me identify the causes of your health concerns.

In addition, I use functional lab testing to identify root causes at a cellular level to eliminate blind spots and personalize your treatment. (For example: Identifying chronic infections that burden the body with high levels of inflammation or discovering the key nutrient deficiencies that prevent your mitochondria from producing enough energy for you to feel good, think clearly, or carry out everyday metabolic processes properly).

This approach puts you in charge of your health so you can say goodbye to the limitations of annoying and painful health concerns.

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining

—John F. Kennedy

The Modern Health KC Method

  • Proactive: Focused on resolving the root cause of illness to reverse and prevent disease.
  • Restorative: Restores proper function of the body to reverse disease, prevent illness, and promote optimal function.
  • Patient Centered:Treats the patient and modifies treatment for each individual’s needs
  • Unlimited Options: Combines the best of nutrition and root-cause medicine into an intelligent hybrid to provide unlimited treatment options.
  • Evidence Based: Based on the latest research and clinical observation.

A Smarter Approach To Health

Struggling with fatigue even though your thyroid levels are “normal”? You might be surprised to learn that conventional screening methods for thyroid disorders miss 80% of hypothyroid diagnoses.

Looking for medication free ways to support your mood and mental health—plus eliminate brain fog? The newest research on anxiety, depression, and brain health is showing better results by treating digestive function and inflammation than using antidepressants and anti-anxiety meds. Hippocrates said it best when he coined the phrase “All disease begins in the gut”.

Looking for a comprehensive approach to healing autoimmune diseases? Through nutrition, immune balancing herbs and supplments, and identifying and treating the trigger that caused immune dysfunction in the first place (It’s different for each person, but toxic burden, gut infections, and chronic viruses are a few examples) you can heal and reverse inflammatory symptoms and diseases.

Suffering from zombie-level insomnia? The approach to treating your insomnia will often depend on one majorly overlooked factor: Whether you have issues falling asleep—or staying asleep.

And those are just a few basic examples where functional medicine meets and exceeds what conventional medicine offers us — not just providing a temporary band aid to cover a symptom, but providing a way to heal the from the inside out.

Dr Kerri Howerton

I created Modern Health KC with the intention of building a tribe of women ready to encompass health as a lifestyle rather than the next “fad diet”. After being a stay at home mom and working on my post graduate education I have seen the struggles moms and women have in navigating their health and that of their families. My vision is to create a community of women that will feed (no pun intended) the souls, hearts and minds of each other to become a collaborated force in reaching long-term health.

I strongly believe it takes a village to raise a family and a health conscious village is what we will need to build healthy little humans, mind, body and spirit.

“Take time to make your soul happy”

It’s time to start viewing our food as Medicine, Information, Communication and Energy (think MICE) and not a REWARD for murdering ourselves at the gym.

“Everyone has a doctor in him or her; we just have to help it in its work. The natural healing force within each of us is the greatest force in getting well.” ~ Hippocrates

Modern Health KC is the modern day approach to this modernized world.

Excited to learn more about this functional medicine approach? Read more on conditions I help you conquer.

“I can do it. I deserve it. I will get it. End of story.”

Take The First Step On Your Journey Back To Health

Maybe you have some questions you’d like to ask before you make a decision on becoming a patient. Chat with Dr. Kerri in a free 20 minute phone consultation, I’ll happy to answer any questions you have to see whether or not Modern Health KC is right for you.