Functional Nutrition & Functional Medicine

The Full Healthy

Functional Nutrition & Functional Medicine

The Full Healthy

Functional Nutrition & Medicine, what are they and why do they matter?

Functional Nutrition and Functional Medicine are about finding the right way for each of us as individuals to eat for reaching our health goals — using our food and medicine to maximize the potential for health and reverse dysfunction or disease. This personalized approach will take into account your personal dietary choices and health history to tailor your diet and lifestyle practices for your body’s optimal health and to find underlying causes for your health issues! We all want to be healthy – functional nutrition offers the concepts, strategies, and tools to make that happen!

Food is Medicine Connection Information Energy

Functional Nutrition Approach

Apart from the effects on weight, poor nutrition can lead to a litany of other issues, from brain fog to hormonal imbalance to chronic conditions and premature ageing. Functional nutrition developed out of a desire on the part of healthcare providers to change that picture.

How Food Affects Our Health

Science has made it clear that food plays a powerful role in our health. Food offers not only the calories that fuel our body’s metabolism (engine), but it also contains many diverse components that play important roles in all our body systems. Poor-quality food can actually be the root cause of disease, and high-quality food—in the right proportions and amounts—can help reverse disease and sustain health.

In a very literal sense, food is medicine!

There are three basic elements in our diets:

  • macronutrients—the proteins, fats, and carbohydrates that are the building blocks of all food
  • micronutrients—vitamins and minerals
  • phytonutrients—plant-derived substances that have positive effect on health

The creation of processed foods involves alterations in the food supply that interfere with the best use of those basic elements. Practices such as hydrogenating oils, adding sugar and sweeteners, processing the life out of grains, applying toxic agricultural chemicals, or using trans fats may make the food have a longer shelf-life or look prettier or appeal to our sweet tooth, but, as a steady diet, they will quickly make us sick.

Food delivers information, not just energy (calories). Food actually tells our bodies how to function by signaling exactly when and how each different type of cell should behave in every situation. So, we want the very best and detailed information to reach our cells in order to achieve optimal functioning. with functional nutrition, your body will receive personalized care to receive the right information from its food with methods and eating practices that may not be right for other patients.

But it’s not just energy and information… Food also represents connection—families preparing and eating food together, affirming cultural bonds, enjoying celebrations and ceremonies.

The loss of the shared family meal with food prepared from scratch has been part of the transformation that is feeding the chronic disease cycle.
Welcome to Functional Nutrition—the most effective holistic approach to harness the energy, information, and connections of food to create health and reverse disease!