WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL NUTRITION?
“Functional nutrition emphasizes the importance of high-quality foods and phytonutrient diversity to address clinical imbalances and move individuals toward the highest expression of health. Advanced nutrition assessment and a thorough functional medicine based history lead to a personalized therapeutic intervention created to promote optimal health and prevent diet and lifestyle related disease” ~ Institute of Functional Medicine.
Think of functional medicine this way: imagine a tree. Without the proper hydration and nutrients, the tree can grow broken or sick limbs. Conventional medicine tells you to remove the branch. Sometimes another branch gets sick, and another, and the cutting just doesn’t stop. Through functional medicine, we instead look at what is feeding the soil of the roots to understand why the branch is sick. We give you the tools and nutrients you need to feed the roots properly and have your tree bear fruit again.
Functional nutrition is a subsection of functional medicine with a total body systems approach focusing primarily on your overall nutrition and toxic burdens. Functional PharmD. by KG will help you understand how food meets physiology, offer you meal plans, and take a focused, personalized approach to your care. Food is our natural medicine, allowing us to correct many symptoms of disease and reduce medication intake. If you’d like to learn more about my specific services, please check out this page.
"I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food."
- Genesis 1:29 -