Nutrition and Functional Medicine
There is no denying that what we eat and our nutritional intake directly affects our health.
Every cell in our bodies rely on essential nutrients to function optimally. However, our health is influenced by various factors, including our genetic makeup, lifestyle habits, stress levels, sleep patterns, chronic infections, and the environmental pollutants we encounter in our industrialized world.
In today's fast-paced society, it can be challenging to obtain the high-quality nutrition our bodies need. Mass-produced fruits and vegetables are often grown in nutrient-deficient soils, while meat and poultry may be raised with hormones and under conditions that compromise their nutrient density. While eating organic, nutrient-dense food is the ideal choice, it may not always be readily accessible or practical for everyone, leaving nutritional gaps in our diets.
That's where functional medicine and nutritional counseling come in. Functional medicine and nutrition look at all the factors affecting your health and well-being. The goal is to determine what nutritional deficiencies you may have, what body systems are not functioning optimally, and then prescribing supplements, nutritional guidelines and lifestyle modifications to promote optimal health.
Our approach is unique because many of the diagnostic tools that are key in Chinese Medicine nicely overlap with the concepts of functional medicine, and using Chinese Medicine diagnostics adds another layer of information that is used to hone in on an effective diagnosis and treatment plan. In fact, blending functional medicine, targeted nutritional supplementation and Chinese medicine often greatly improves your outcomes.
We combine the principles of functional medicine and the diagnostic techniques of Chinese Medicine. By identifying nutritional deficiencies, optimizing body systems, and customizing a personalized plan, we aim to support your health from the inside out.
The Benefits of Functional Medicine and Nutritional Medicine Consulting
Root Cause Resolution: We focus on uncovering the root causes of your health concerns rather than solely managing symptoms. By addressing nutritional deficiencies and improving digestive health, we target the underlying imbalances that may be contributing to your condition.
Personalized Approach: We understand that each individual is unique. Personalized treatment plans are tailored to your specific needs, taking into account your lifestyle, dietary preferences, and health goals. We work closely with you to create a sustainable plan that fits into your life.
Optimal Nutrition: We help you find solutions that optimize your nutrient intake to support cellular function, energy production, and overall vitality by offering diet recommendations.
Long-Term Wellness: Our goal extends beyond immediate symptom relief. We strive to empower you with the knowledge and tools to maintain a healthy lifestyle for years to come. By establishing healthy habits, addressing digestive issues, and ensuring proper nutrient absorption, we pave the way for long-term wellness.