Functional Nutrition is a whole-body approach to health and wellness. Rather than treating symptoms and managing chronic conditions, a functional approach seeks the true cause of health problems and applies natural solutions to them.
Many chronic health problems come from two sources--either the lack of something or an excess of something. The body may be lacking nutrients, motion, stability, or balance. Similarly, the body may have too much toxic exposure from food or environmental factors, excess stress, or extra calories. When these deficiencies or excesses develop, health problems result.
For many, chronic health conditions completely change a person's outlook on life. Simple activities and pleasures of daily living are often altered or removed because of fatigue, chronic pain, digestive problems, poor immunity, or depression.
Our approach to these problems is to first view the patient as a whole, taking their lives, family, work, habits, goals, hopes, and dreams into consideration. Through history and physical examination, we can then determine what type of diagnostic testing needs to be considered. There are a variety of tests available, including: