What is Functional Nutrition

What is functional nutrition?

Functional nutrition is the holistic approach to diet, taking into consideration one’s lifestyle factors that could affect their food choices, such as activity levels, environment, or the presence of chronic disease. You may be wondering how this is different from standard nutrition practice, but the key is in the holistic approach.

Standard nutrition focuses on the nutritional facts, such as a food or food group’s ability to promote or damage health (whether it’s “good” or “bad” for you). Functional nutrition looks at these facts, too, but in the context of an individual’s physiological makeup and how they live, such as how often they move, the quality of their relationships, and their stress level. Essentially, just because a food or food group has been demonstrated as being “good for you,” it doesn’t mean it’s good for you — functional nutrition means one size doesn’t fit all!

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At your initial consultation, our health reports go beyond the traditional foods to eat and avoid. We review your blood results in depth to reveal more about your health picture. We believe that assessment of the whole is worth far more than the sum of individual components.