WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL NUTRITION?
Working in a functional model allows me to focus on identifying and addressing the root cause of dis-ease. Each symptom may be one of many that are contributing to an individual's ailment. The cause of dis-ease is a make up of various factors: genetics, lifestyle and environment. Only treatments that are directed at the root cause will have long lasting benefit.
I say this every day, "You and I are 99.99% genetically identical, but when it comes to the 4lbs of microbes that live in our gut, we are 90% different!"
This is just one of the reasons that not all diets work for everyone. One of the advantages to working with a nutritionist is receiving very specific protocols for you as an individual.
We are all so unique that focus and attention must be put into how we blend into this world.