Integrative Nutrition (also called Functional Nutrition) focuses on the importance of high quality, nutrient-dense foods and lifestyle factors to address imbalances within the body and allow individuals to improve their health concerns.
A customized strategy to achieve and sustain your nutrition by looking at your signs, symptoms, history, lab testing and current nutrition and lifestyle factors to help understand the underlying concerns. If testing is of interest to you and necessary, we can order lab testing, such as nutritional testing, stool analysis testing and hormone testing, to provide further information about your personalized health which can help us devise more individualized care.
You will develop a deeper understanding of the food and lifestyle choices that work best for you. This will provide lasting nourishing changes, improve your energy, balance and health – creating a happier, healthier way of life that is flexible, fun and rewarding.
No two people have the same genetic make-up, life experiences or history. Looking at your areas of concern not as a cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all mind-set, but as finding your bio-individuality and what works best for you personally. Since the body is complex, dynamic and inter-connected in a web-like fashion, we understand that one area of the body can greatly impact another. This holistic approach will nourish you and enable you to thrive.
Key areas of expertise?
While I have experience improving many types of health concerns, the areas of digestive gut health is the prime focus we will look at to further help with other areas of improved health, such as adrenal/hormonal, autoimmune, cardiovascular, detoxification, and cognitive health. Being able to support my clients with effective personalized evidence-based therapeutic protocols that include specific dietary interventions, lifestyle recommendations, and nutraceuticals is my pure joy in helping individuals improve. If you have a question about your particular health condition and my ability to help you, don’t hesitate to contact me and I’ll let you know if I can help.
Functional Nutrition Case Study: “Gastrointestinal Upset”
A potential client contacts me and is interested in enlisting my services. His main concern is general digestive upset that has been occurring for over the last year. He describes his experience to date, listing the many tests he has completed (stool analysis, CT scan, x-ray, scopes, blood work). He informs me that “nothing has been found and all tests have come back ‘normal’, however I continue to experience GI upset that is impacting my day to day life.”
Many modern medicine approaches and testing examine the individual looking for end-stage illness (with GI upset, such as Crohn’s, Celiac, Colitis) or with pathological organisms (like H. Pylori, C. difficile, parasites). However, symptoms can fly unnoticed by modern medicine leaving the individual undiagnosed, yet still experiencing unwanted health concerns.
This potential client became a client and within 4 months we were able to provide his body nourishing nutrients he was lacking, adjust his lifestyle for more optimal health, see his blood markers adjust to more optimal ranges and improve his gut health/concerns.
*Note: Each person’s timeframe for improved health can vary. Most individuals see improvements in 1-3 weeks and reach their health goals in 3-6 months.
Functional Nutrition helps to address the root concerns providing
nutritional support at the cellular level.