Clinical Nutrition

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 all of us. We have different genetic backgrounds, different preferences, and different lives. We all want to be healthy, but most of us haven’t figured out just how to make food and dietary patterns serve that goal. Functional Nutrition offers the concepts, strategies, and tools to make that happen. It applies emerging research in the prevention, diagnosis, and management of nutritional changes in patients linked to chronic diseases and conditions primarily in health care.

How does Functional Nutrition work?

Functional Nutrition emphasizes healthful eating personalized to YOUR genetics, lifestyle, environment, and health concerns. Functional Nutrition offers effective strategies and tools to improve your health, including weekly food and shopping schedules, healthful recipes, and recommendations about cooking and food storage methods, as well as steps to achieve mindful eating. When you work with a Functional Nutrition practitioner from your healthcare team to help you understand and implement your personalized Core Food Plan, you will have access to a wealth of additional information to educate and support you in adopting.

How does food affect our health?

Food is actually information, not just energy (calories). Food actually tells our bodies how to function by signaling exactly when and how each different type of cell should behave in every situation. So, we want the very best information to reach our cells in order to achieve optimal functioning. As scientists decode the molecular impact of food on the body, personalized nutrition is emerging as a potential treatment for obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

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