What is Functional Nutrition?
Functional Nutrition supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual. By emphasizing the importance of high-quality foods and phytonutrient diversity to address clinical imbalances and move individuals toward the highest expression of health. It aims at promoting optimal health and preventing diet and lifestyle related diseases. By taking a thorough Functional Medicine based history and advanced nutrition assessment a functional nutritionist will be able to create a personalized therapeutic intervention plan. Chronic diseases are diet- and lifestyle-related diseases and require dietary and lifestyle solutions. Hence functional nutrition uses food as a natural medicine to help restore balance and replete nutrient deficiencies.
Your nutrition plan will be unique to your individual body
Personalization is the main difference between functional and conventional nutrition.
It is a personalized method of optimizing your health based on your individual genetics, lab values, lifestyle, and more.
It is a highly customized holistic health perspective that takes into consideration your unique specifications.
At nourish we follow a sequence of steps to adequately assess insufficiencies and imbalances in nutritional status and determine what dietary changes will be best for each client. While these steps tend to vary significantly, they usually include the following:
Comprehensive evaluation of your medical history including the genetic history.
Review of laboratory results
Review of current diet and lifestyle habits
We use this information as clues for understanding the underlying issues within your body. We will educate individuals about the ways their behavior is impeding their optimal health, and offer suggestions for improvement.