What is Functional Nutrition?
Updated: Oct 19
Functional nutrition address the whole person. It recognizes that each person is unique in their biology and life style. It looks at the individual aspects of the person and embraces the truth of what your body needs. It is not a "one size fits all" approach, because not all modalities work for everyone.
To know what Functional Nutrition is I need to talk briefly about what Functional Medicine is. There are three tenets that define what functional medicine is.
We work in a therapeutic partnership - this is not just me telling you what to do, only you are living in your body, we explore what is best for you together
We look for the root causes - functional medicine looks deeper and asks "why is my body having these symptoms?"
We work with a systems base approach - all things in the body are connected.
"Food has the power to heal us. It is the most potent tool we have to help prevent and treat many of our chronic diseases" - Dr. Mark Hyman
What does a Functional Nutritionist Do?
We work with diet and lifestyle modification for people in a very individualized way.
We shift the terrain in which your symptoms exist
We look for the root causes of your symptoms instead of putting a bandaid on your symptoms
Why does functional nutrition matter when it comes to mental health?