A functional nutritionist’s love letter to those not feeling well
Nutrition is not just a one-page handout
Lately in my practice, I’ve been asked these two questions from potential clients:
1. I’ve got “X” condition and have bloating and fatigue and I was given this medication, but I’m still not feeling well. I haven’t been to my son’s soccer game in a month! Do you have a handout that you could give me that would just work?
2. I’ve read about paleo diets, ketogenic diets, vegan diets, raw diets, SCD/GAPS diets on social media, this must be my answer to finally improve my health, what do you think?
In other words, people definitely want resolution so they can start living healthy lives, but aren’t sure where to turn to next. My concern is that people are looking for a single remedy or quick, easy fix to cure their ills and alleviate their symptoms. A band-aid solution. Unfortunately, healing and resolution doesn’t happen like that. These “quick fixes” just leave a lot of people sick and tired and confused where to look for their answers.
The real answer is each person is unique and requires a unique approach. This is exactly where functional nutritionists come in. Why? Read on.
In our current health care system, doctors don’t have time during appointments to talk with patients about food, nutrition, diet and lifestyle. Or time to assess, recommend and track the patient’s progress – to really understand that client’s day; what they’re eating for breakfast, lunch and dinner, how their blood sugar is during the day and night, what their sleep looks like and much more. Doing all of this is my job.
I work with clients to understand how food meets physiology and what’s going on in that individual’s unique digestive system and why their signs and symptoms have created inflammation that is not calming down. I address our 3 roots; genes, digestion and inflammation and specifically what all that means for you.
I use the many tools and frameworks necessary to start your healing process. By utilizing all these factors collectively with my clients, we begin to create a bridge that forms a therapeutic relationship that may include other healthcare practitioners as well.
As a functional nutrition counselor, this is my sweet spot – working with my clients to build a new kind of healthcare partnership. The only “fix” for everyone is treating everyone as an individual. Please don’t hesitate to contact me and let’s take care of you.