Welcome to Functional Nutrition

A ROOT CAUSE APPROACH

Functional Nutrition is at the core of Functional Medicine - a healthcare practice that works to understand WHY people get sick and works to correct underlying clinical imbalances. Functional Nutrition is the preferred way to prevent and resolve chronic health conditions. Whole, antioxidant-rich foods are steeped at the core of Functional Nutrition along with lifestyle and behavior changes, and nutritional supplements.

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Functional Medicine vs. Conventional Medicine

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?

Functional Medicine

  • Focuses more on preventable, chronic health conditions

  • Asks WHY someone has a health condition

  • Uses functional lab ranges to help show early disease patterns

  • Uses food, lifestyle interventions, and supplements as first approach

  • Aims to correct underlying imbalances

  • Spends more time with their patients getting to know them and their goals

Conventional Medicine

  • Experts in acute healthcare

  • Great at helping you feel better quick with pharmaceuticals

  • Great at identifying disease by using markers that are out of range

  • Uses pharmaceuticals as a first approach

  • Short appointment times make you feel like your provider doesn't truly know you and your health

When To Consider Seeing a Functional Nutritionist

  • You have been suffering from constant GI issues like constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gas, or heartburn and haven't figured it out.

  • You feel like something is off, and despite going to the doctor, you haven't been able to figure out what's happening.

  • You feel rejected or unheard by your current healthcare providers.

  • Your current healthcare providers say "Everything looks fine," or "Your bloodwork is fine" but you still don't feel well.

  • You are curious if certain foods are causing you issues and want to learn about foods that work for your body.

  • You are confused about all of the nutrition information out there and just want someone to help you decipher it all.

  • You suffer from any of the following but haven't been able to figure out why:

    • Brain fog

    • Changes in stool (alternating between constipation and diarrhea)

    • Fatigue

    • Unexplained weight loss or weight gain

    • Anxiety and/or depression

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