Functional Nutrition is about finding the right way for each of us as individuals to eat--using food to maximize the potential for health and reverse dysfunction or disease.
Functional nutrition is a powerful cornerstone to functional medicine that helps to effectively prevent and even reverse chronic disease, as well as support general health and wellness. It is an emerging science that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of chronic symptoms, and in turn, emphasizing a food first approach to health and wellness.
Functional Nutrition emphasizes the importance of high quality whole foods and phytonutrient diversity to address clinical imbalances and move people to the highest expression of health. Functional Nutrition is about finding the right way for each of us as individuals to eat—using food to maximize the potential for health and reverse dysfunction or disease. There is no single “right diet” that applies to everyone.
We all have different genetic backgrounds, different dietary preferences, and different lives. We all want to be healthy, but figuring out how to make food and dietary patterns serve that goal can be difficult. Functional Nutrition offers the concepts, strategies, and tools to make that happen and a Functional Nutritionist guides and supports you in adopting a new approach to food and nutrition.
Personalization is the main difference between functional and conventional or “mainstream” nutrition. Functional nutrition focuses on the patient instead of the disease. It is a personalized method of optimizing your health based on your individual genetics, lab values, lifestyle, and more. There are no generic meal plans or handouts, because each individual person is different.