“Functional Medicine seeks to identify and address the root causes of disease/ inflammation, and views the body as one integrated system, not a collection of independent organs divided up by medical specialties. It treats the whole system, not just the symptoms.”

Hi and welcome to The Functional Nurse!

My name is Madilyn and I am a Registered Nurse currently working within the hospital system and with in the cosmetic industry. Despite my western medical training, I greatly believe in the use of both Functional and Western Medicine to assist our bodies largest organ.. our skin!

By creating this blog, I aim to help educate and shed light on the need for a more holistic assessment when it comes to our skin and overall health concerns. My goal is to raise awareness of the importance of both conventional and functional medicine, when it comes to treating these skin concerns and give personal and professional advice from my experiences. Here you will find blog posts covering topics all relating back to your skin health. Such topics include your hormones, gut health, medications, skin care, cosmetic injectables, natural remedies and many more.

Stay tuned for weekly updates and be sure to follow me on instagram for daily skin tips and real patient before and afters.



Cosmetic Injectables are fast becoming the new norm in this day and age. My Injectable blogs will help you better understand which treatments are right for you and alleviate any anxiety around the procedures themselves. 

skin care

From natural to cosmeceutical, everything you need to know about what you're putting on your skin and why! I'll share with you my favourite skin brands and ingredients and put you on the right path to healthy glowing skin! 

Holistic health

My favourite topic of all and the missing link from majority of patients skin analysis. Educational posts on Hormones, gut health, nutrition and how they all correlate with your skin health. Learn to listen to what your body is telling you!