The Power of Functional Nutrition
“Functional nutrition encompasses the importance of high quality foods and phytonutrient diversity to address clinical imbalances and move individuals toward the highest expression of health. Advanced nutrition assessment and a thorough Functional Medicine based history leads to a personalized therapeutic intervention created to promote optimal health and prevent diet- and lifestyle- related diseases.” – The Institute of Integrative Medicine
Why our Founder Practices Functional Nutrition
Functional Nutrition is one of the core pillars of our philosophy here at Functional Fueling Nutrition. Lauren, our Founder, discovered functional nutrition during her undergraduate degree in nutrition.
During her studies she discovered that politics, not health metrics, lead so much of the conventional nutrition guidelines.
After finishing her master’s degree and becoming a Registered Dietitian, she started Functional Fueling Nutrition. Her mission is to spread the message of functional nutrition and assist people in healing through the power of food.
What are the important attributes of functional medicine nutrition?
A whole food, whole person approach
We use assessments from childhood to adulthood to understand events that could affect your current physical and mental health. We learn about your food culture in your family, your relationship to food, food availability and even food preferences.
Holistic and evidence based
While we embrace holistic healing and ancient methods, we also value the importance of scientific evidence. We combine both approaches to ensure that we back every recommendation we make with reliable data and safety. We seamlessly integrate conventional and functional medicine principles into our approach.
The functional properties of food
Certain foods contain functional properties. This means that these foods contain properties other than just nutrients that positively impact health.
We recommend quality food sources. This may include organic vegetables, fruits, pulses, herbs, olive oil, nuts. and quality animal proteins in moderate quantities.
Find the root cause with advanced testing
Functional nutrition utilizes advanced diagnostic testing to guide individualization and to identify the root causes of your health imbalances. We use both advanced conventional and functional labs that may include stool, saliva, urine or blood testing. These tests help us determine the cause of your symptoms or health imbalances. This allows us to develop a personalized plan for your nutrition and lifestyle.
Functional Nutrition Changes Lives
Here’s a few things our clients have to say about our approach:
“Lauren taught me more about my body & how it works in the 3 months that we worked together than any of my doctors have before. From the labs she ordered to the specific supplements and recommendations, you can tell how truly knowledgeable and invested she is in helping you.”
“I began working with Lauren because I needed to find a solution to my terrible, painful acne after stopping birth control, GI issues and upset stomach. I also wanted to lose weight. Traditional medicine could only take me so far. I was diagnosed with IBS and told to manage my GI symptoms as best I could and take. After 3 months of working with her my acne had cleared to the point where I no longer had new breakouts, I have significantly less GI issues, and I had lost about 20 pounds. I was a really healthy eater before working with Lauren, but she gave me new knowledge, a new relationship with food and a new confidence in myself.”
Can Functional Nutrition work for you?
Functional Nutrition can definitely work for you if you are looking to get answers and achieve optimal health. One of the key benefits of Functional Nutrition is its focus on personalized and individualized approaches. Rather than following a one-size-fits-all approach, functional nutrition takes into account your unique needs, preferences, and goals.
Moreover, the expertise and passion of our practitioners can make all the difference in your journey towards better health.
Remember, investing in your health is one of the best decisions you can make. Functional nutrition can be a powerful tool in helping you achieve your desired outcomes. Book a free strategy call to see if functional nutrition can work for you!