What is functional medicine?
Functional medicine focuses on assessment and intervention related to the improvement of physiological, cognitive/emotional and physical functioning. The foods we eat contribute to all three factors, making nutrition the cornerstone of your health care. Research in the field of therapeutic nutrition reveals that:
- Nutrition is an environmental factor that influences gene expression and phenotype in each individual.
- Nutrients act as important biological response modifiers and control function.
What does a nutrition program entail?
- Health History
- Your goals
- Nutritional assessment
- Functional testing
Your program is individually tailored to meet your specific needs and includes: Diet protocol, nutritional supplements, lifestyle changes such as stress reduction.
Do you take insurance?
Do you do weight loss counseling?
I am not a weight loss dietitian, however optimal body composition (more lean muscle, less body fat) is a direct result of eating foods that are best for you, rich in nutrients to control blood sugar, metabolism, fat burning and muscle growth.
Will you give me a meal plan or ask me to count calories?
Your program will include menus and recipes specific to your condition, focusing on nutrient density and balancing protein, fat, and carbohydrates.
Do you do phone consultations?
Yes, I will need your materials and payment one week prior to your scheduled appointment.
Can you order bloodwork or other tests before our first appointment?
Without an initial evaluation and assessment, it is not legal for me to order tests or prescribe treatment.