The practice of functional nutrition addresses the person as a whole and takes into account the intricate relationship between the body’s various systems. For example, the digestive system works to break down the food we eat and is responsible for absorbing the macro and micronutrients the body needs to function properly.
A functional nutrition practitioner takes into account the holistic nature of the human body as well as each person’s unique health history, genetics, lifestyle and dietary habits in order to uncover the root causes of ill health. The focus of functional nutrition is not on specific dietary theories or current fads, nor on counting calories and calculating macronutrients. Instead, the focus is on designing a targeted and highly individualize
Ayurveda & Ayurvedic Nutrition
Ayurveda is considered to be the oldest healing science, originating in India over 5,000 years ago. In Sanskrit, Ayurveda means Science of Life: “Ayu” means life and“Veda” is knowledge or science. Ayurveda places great emphasis on prevention and encourages the maintenance of health through close attention to restoring balance in one’s life, thinking, diet & lifestyle. Knowledge of Ayurveda enables you to understand how to live in accordance with your unique constitution (dosha) and to follow nature’s cycles in order to restore balance and achieve optimal health. In Ayurvedic nutrition, the first and most important step is determining your individual constitution and the root causes of imbalance that manifest in disease symptoms. Ayurveda says that our body’s natural state is one of balance and health. Most of us have shifted away from this state because we oftentimes miss the signals of distress. Ayurveda believes that by creating an optimal environment that supports our body’s natural healing process, we can help restore its internal balance.Book Online
Nutrition for New and Expecting Moms
Nutrition is key for a healthy and successful pregnancy. Food nourishes our body and helps our cells make energy. Food also plays a critical role in the physical and mental development of your baby as well as in your (mom’s) overall wellbeing before birth and after. Nutrition for New and Expecting Moms is designed to provide you with longer-term coaching intended to create the optimal environment for the healthy growth and development of your little one. This process starts before conception and continues during your pregnancy as well as postpartum. We work closely together to address food cravings, hormonal changes & ways to stay healthy and fit as your body changes.
- Weight Management
- High Blood Pressure Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Digestive Issues
- Food Sensitivities
- Prenatal Nutrition
- Postpartum Nutrition
- Celiac Disease
- Chronic Fatigue
In this initial 90-minute session, our clinical nutritionist reviews your complete health intake form (include link to the form), most recent blood work and other metabolic and functional lab tests you decide to bring to the appointment. Following the principles of bio-individuality, she takes the time to get to know you in order to design a personalized wellness and nutrition plan tailored to your individual health goals.
Follow-up appointments are scheduled as needed and are intended to provide support and guidance around the treatment protocol that the patient receives during their initial consultation. Occasionally, changes to the recommended wellness and nutrition plan may be advisable based on the patient’s individual circumstances and experience with the plan.