Often times a foundational approach with changes in diet and lifestyle choices is enough to get the body back into balance and help my clients achieve their goals.
Other times it is helpful and sometimes necessary to get a more comprehensive picture using laboratory testing which can help uncover deeper underlying dysfunction in the body.
Using the tools and information obtained I work to help restore health and balance.
In using these assessment tools, I am looking for underlying imbalances, which can help uncover the root causes for poor health and dysfunction. This is different from a conventional practitioner who is identifying or diagnosing a disease. We all know that disease free does not necessarily mean truly healthy or that optimal health is being attained. As a functional practitioner I am always thinking in terms of optimal function. I work to identify imbalances in hopes of preventing disease - ideally long before it manifests. I also look at the body as a whole, understanding that no function or body part is isolated or unaffected by the rest of the body and its processes in maintaining metabolism, blood pressure, heart rate, hormone health, immune health, etc.
Finally, I believe we are all unique human beings with our own biochemical individuality and working with my clients as a functional nutritionist allows for this type of interaction.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.
To see the tests I am currently use in my practice click HERE
***Please note, I do not recommend that all my clients need all or any of these tests.
I do not diagnose or treat disease.
Instead I focus on: