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Dr. Lori Zettell has long been driven by the desire to see every individual live their best, healthiest life. After all, that's one of the reasons she became a physician in the first place. However, after a decade working as a wound care specialist, she became increasingly dissatisfied with the traditional healthcare model that all too often included band-aid solutions, an ever-growing list of prescribed medications, and treatments that were reactive instead of proactive. Dr. Zettell saw so many patients with chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, hypothyroidism and obesity, many of whom seemed old before their time. She really saw what a difference lifestyle choices make to our quality of life and began to feel the nudge to make a greater impact. When a fellow health professional introduced her to functional medicine, she knew this was what she had been searching for.

 

Dr. Zettell started seeing functional medicine patients in the fall of 2016 and soon realized the power of a full-body approach in truly bringing healing and wellness to individuals. Functional medicine requires commitment and a willingness to be active in taking control of your health, and while that may seem overwhelming or difficult, Dr. Zettell believes it doesn't have to be. She longed for a way to make it easier for people to say yes to healthier choices, and out of this passion grew her vision for the creation of a space to welcome, educate, and empower individuals on their journey to wellness. Outside The Box is the product of that vision. 

Outside The Box (OBX) Health exists to be a destination for improving overall health and wellness in the community through functional medicine, wholesome food offerings, education, and support in pursuing a healthier lifestyle. With two locations in downtown Marshall, Michigan, OBX is continually developing and evolving according to the needs of those we serve. 

It's a place for coming and going, for learning and encouraging and empowering, for reading and chatting and eating, for working and playing, for laughing, and for living. It's a place about life, about going outside the box to help you to live a life where tomorrow is healthier than today. 

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Functional medicine is an approach that looks at the how and why of chronic symptoms and disease to address the root cause for each individual in order to restore and optimize health and wellbeing. It is highly personalized, and allows for a strong, problem-solving partnership between patient and practitioner. 

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Specializing in aesthetic medicine & wellness, our luxury Med Spa will help you achieve amazing results. Featuring a menu of specialized services and facials, we'll help you look and feel your best. 

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There are a variety of factors affecting health, but your food choices are perhaps the most influential of all. Outside the Box Wellness Cafe strives to encourage improved community health by providing healthy, wholesome food offerings in a safe, welcoming, comfortable, and inspiring environment. We emphasize the use of organic, locally-sourced, and hypoallergenic ingredients, and our specialties include grain bowls & green bowls, soups, smoothies, pour-over coffees, and more. 

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Everyone is at a different place in their health journey, and our goal at OBX is to meet you wherever you are at on yours. We firmly believe that improving health calls for a multi-faceted, whole-body approach. That's why we're committed to offering services like exercise classes, cooking classes, educational lectures, and group meetings. And the best part? It's all under the same roof as our Functional Medicine office and the Wellness Cafe.