Medical diagnoses have the power to elicit strong emotions. Anxiety, fear, and a state of feeling overwhelmed, are all common responses to negative health outcomes.
Improving the body’s internal environment can change the course of ones health, diminishing the disease state, and ultimately encouraging longevity.
As a functional nutritionist, I use food as medicine to feed, nourish, and improve body function.
What you eat matters!
My job is to address WHY dysfunction is occurring and WHERE it is occurring in the body. Once the why and where are identified, I use high quality food and phytonutrients therapeutically to address clinical imbalances to optimize health.
So, what exactly does this mean? It means removing that which is harmful or excessive (ex: toxins, gut microbes, food sensitivities, allergies, infections, poor diet, stress) and adding that which is lacking (macro and micronutrients, fiber, water).
Once systems have been restored, health can thrive.
Each client is asked to fill out an extensive intake form. We then meet one on one to begin to understand overall health and address concerns. This personalized approach takes into consideration primary health concerns, symptoms, medical and family history, lifestyle habits, and diet. The intake form, along with the initial consultation, provide a significant amount of personal information which will help identify the fundamental imbalances occurring in your body.
Testing is recommended for a majority of clients. Functional and conventional testing can help provide us answers as to where imbalance is occurring in the body. The data is used to help shape a detailed plan targeting specific nutrients the body needs for improved health.
A personalized health program is created that addresses initial concerns and symptoms, both conventional and functional test results, and the unique biochemical makeup of the person. Most personalized plans include therapeutic dietary changes, personalized supplement recommendations, and lifestyle recommendations intended to move health in a positive direction.
Working to improve health is a process and takes time. I work methodically so that I can truly understand your health concerns and what is occurring systemically in your body.
Once I have collected all the data (and feel like I understand your concerns), I make suggestions meant to not only decrease symptoms but also improve the underlying cause of the distress. Ultimately, I work to uncover the systemic imbalances and improve long term health.