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Do you feel your health could be better? Don’t know where to start? Are you struggling with sleep, pain, inflammation, fatigue, allergies, bloating or indigestion? We may be able to help!!
Using the principles of Functional Nutrition, we address the root causes of these concerns and take steps to improve habits with whole food supplementation, food, behavior and lifestyle so that each person can feel the best they can.
What is Functional Nutrition?
Functional nutrition is not a one-size-fits-all discipline. We are all unique, with our own genetic make-up, health history, lifestyle and emotional profile- therefore, we each require a customized strategy to achieve and sustain optimal health.
This is functional nutrition.
The Future of Healthcare: Functional Nutrition
Functional nutrition is becoming highly recognized as an effective approach to supporting a variety of health issues. Functional nutrition is now hitting the mainstream and is now seen on popular talk shows like Dr. Oz. There are many books being published on the subject as well as in many respected journals.
The Functional Nutrition Approach
The functional nutrition approach involves a series of steps to determine the most customized approach. One such approach for a client may go as follows:
- A comprehensive evaluation looking at medical history
- Organ system review
- Medication and supplement history
- Review of diet, lifestyle and exercise habits
- Review of conventional lab results (often the testing a client has already had done).
- Functional nutrition testing to gauge various nutrient levels.
Once the data has been collected and analyzed, we move onto the customized program. In the case of a client suffering from Digestive Upset, we may include:
- Clean up the diet, eliminating processed foods, gluten, and dairy.
- Educate the client on how to manage stress.
- Strategies to prepare the digestive system for mealtime.
- Specific supplement protocol. Some supplements that improve digestion of foods, restore good bacteria, and decrease digestive spasms.
- Adjusting, Based on Client Response
We then see how the intervention pans out, and if the individual improves we know we’ve addressed some key contributing factors. If not, then there are more advanced functional nutrition tests that can be completed.
Functional nutrition is a dynamic process, which involves refinement of diet and lifestyle, to restore optimal health. It is a conversation that we have with our bodies, where an intervention is given, and then we listen to the body to see what it says back. If we like what we hear, we keep on doing that. If we don’t, then we make adjustments.
Mutual Commitment Equals Results
Your practitioner cannot heal you. The goal is always to work with someone who will listen, understands your symptoms, the language of your body, can look at your health history and find the story in there. It is your practitioner’s role on your health team to create a program that works for you, and that will move you up the slope of health. Your practitioner however, can’t do it on his or her own. You have to be the one doing the work.
As a Traditional Naturopath, I can’t diagnose or treat your disease. That is outside my scope of practice. But I am committed to working with you until we find the answers we’re looking for. And when my clients are committed to the journey, we see great results.
The functional approach has helped my clients take back their health. See what it can do for you. Schedule a 30 minute consultation today!