Our Approach

Functional Medicine Health Care Practitioner, Kristen Brown, practices medicine and medical aesthetics in the sate of Washington, Nevada and city of Cle Elum, Washington, Bellevue, Washington.

Kristen Brown founded Altheda Health to treat chronic, complex medical problems using Functional Medicine. We treat illness and help inspire you to achieve your optimal health and wellness.

Our “teach as we treat” approach helps you learn how core systems of your body can become imbalanced and how you can restore and maintain better health. We treat the person, not just the disease.

We guide you to better health by combining your personal health history with state­-of-­the-­art lab testing, science-proven methods, education, and a team medicine approach.

Whether you have a new diagnosis, are struggling with a chronic condition, or simply want to improve your health, we are here to guide you and support your journey. Make an appointment to get started.

“I am extremely happy to report that my skin condition has improved immensely during the last 30 days since I have been very religious about taking my L-Glutamine on a regular basis. I can now go for days without having to resort to the steroid cream and my overall skin condition gets better every day. The “leaky gut syndrome” now appears to be the main culprit for the past 18 months. Thank you so much for all of your great advise and follow through!” – Satisfied Patient

We Help With

  • Acne
  • Adrenal Function and Disorders
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Constipation/Diarrhea
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Detoxification and Healing
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Eczema/Psoriasis
  • Elevated Cholesterol
  • Endocrine Dysfunction
  • Environmental and Food Allergies
  • Fatigue
  • Female Disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • GERD
  • Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
  • Healthy Aging
  • Healthy Weight and Metabolism
  • Heart Health
  • Hormone Balance
  • IBD
  • IBS
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Leaky Gut
  • Lupus
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Menopause
  • Migraines and Headaches
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Pre-Diabetes
  • Reflux
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • SBBI
  • SIBO
  • Sleep and Insomnia
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Yeast and Parasites

Kristen Brown is thoughtful, caring and thorough. For the first time in my medical care history, I feel like every detail in my history was assessed together and that the care I receive will help my entire system move toward better health” – Brandy S.


Functional Medicine focuses on the underlying causes of disease, engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, Functional Medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional Medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, Functional Medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual. Visit the Institute for Functional Medicine

Our years of experience treating patients in a traditional western medicine family practice raised some troubling recurring questions.

  • How can we give more personalized care to each patient?
  • Is there a better approach for people suffering from chronic diseases?
  • How do we help patients to dig deeper into their health story and better educate and empower them about their symptoms, test results, and treatment options?
  • How do we put more care in healthcare?

Functional medicine provides a better approach. We listen to your story. We take time with you. You may be surprised or confused by the many questions on our intake forms. Then, you’ll wonder why other care providers don’t worry about such useful health questions. What is your toxic exposure history? What is your work and home environment? How do you cope with stress? Functional medicine helps patients and healthcare providers connect the dots and achieve better outcomes.

Let’s work together to get to the source of your health imbalance and help you chart a path to a more balanced life.

“When a plant’s leaves are turning brown you don’t paint the leaves green. You look at the cause of the problem. If only we treated our bodies the same way.” – Dr. Frank Lipman