what is functional nutrition?
Functional Nutrition is a holistic approach to health and wellness that delves deep into the intricate relationship between food, individual biochemistry, genetics and lifestyle. Functional Nutrition seeks to identify and address the root causes of health issues, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the body's needs and responses to various nutritional inputs.
Root-Cause Resolution: By getting to the heart of health issues, Functional Nutrition ensures interventions that address the source rather than merely managing outward symptoms.
Personalised Approach: Recognising that health isn't a one-size-fits-all scenario, this method tailors recommendations to each individual.
Preventative Care: There's immense value in anticipating health challenges. Functional Nutrition allows us to identify potential pitfalls and craft strategies to avoid or mitigate them.
Enhanced Overall Well-being: By addressing aspects such as gut health, hormonal balance, immune system support and more, Functional Nutrition can improve overall health & well-being.
Access to Specialised Lab Tests: A nutritional therapist provides access to advanced functional lab tests and offers expertise in interpreting the results. With this combination, you benefit from informed recommendations tailored to your specific health landscape.
Benefits of functional nutritional therapy
Functional Lab Tests: Delving Deep into Your Health Landscape
Functional lab tests provide a deeper, more granular view of one's health, enabling a level of precision that is often missing in conventional assessments.
Functional lab ranges are benchmarks for optimal health, identifying even minor imbalances. These can hint at physiological issues before they become diagnosable conditions. By catching and addressing these early, we can prevent or mitigate more serious health concerns.
So how can lab tests help?
Precision: By delving into the intricate details of your health, these tests can pinpoint specific imbalances or deficiencies that might be affecting you.
Personalised Recommendations: With the insights derived from these tests, nutritional strategies can be fine-tuned to your specific needs, ensuring efficacy.
Proactive Approach: These tests can reveal emerging health concerns, allowing for timely interventions and preventative measures.
Remember: Functional nutritionists aren't medical doctors. Though we can work in tandem with you and any other health professionals you consult, functional nutrition doesn't substitute traditional medical care.
I want to hear your story. My job as a functional nutritionist is to listen and figure out what is going on. I believe your concerns are genuine and valid and my goal is to be your healthcare ally.
Persistent Health Concerns: You experience symptoms like fatigue, PMS, burnout, weight fluctuations or resistance, insomnia, depression and anxiety, yet your GP assures you everything is normal.
Hormonal Imbalances: You've observed signs of hormone imbalance, perhaps related to conditions like PCOS or challenges with fertility, but traditional avenues haven't provided answers or solutions.
Unresolved Suspicions: You suspect thyroid issues, hormone imbalances, or other conditions, but have been met with assurances that all is well.
Misaligned Diagnostic Feedback: Even though you don’t feel like your usual self, all your blood work from your doctor returns "normal."
Digestive Distress: Chronic constipation, bloating, belly pain, or heartburn persist, leaving you seeking clarity.
Dietary Doubts: You're curious about how dietary adjustments can enhance your well-being and wonder if you're consuming the optimal nutrition.
Information Overload: Amidst the vast amount of advice on food, diet, and health, you need direction on what truly matters.
Seeking Validation: Feeling unheard or overlooked by your current healthcare practitioners, you desire a professional who listens and understands.