What is Functional Nutrition?

Functional nutrition is a personalized, science-based approach to healthcare that focuses on identifying and addressing the underlying cause of a disease rather than simply focusing on eradicating the isolated set of symptoms that plague a disease. Functional practitioners view the person as a whole β€” spending time with their clients to listen to their histories and evaluate possible genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that may be contributing to their health and wellness. Functional nutritionists work to address clinical imbalances through emphasizing the importance of high-quality foods and nutritional diversity. It is through the use of advanced nutritional assessment that functional nutritionists are able to provide personalized treatment plans to improve client outcomes and restore optimal wellness.

(The Institute for Functional Medicine)

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