What is Functional Diagnostic Nutrition?
Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® is a science-based holistic approach to investigating and identifying the root cause of your health problems. Imbalances in your body can lead to symptoms such as digestive complaints, fatigue and weight issues. As a therapeutic partnership between client and practitioner, it is an evolution in the practice of nutrition that better addresses the health needs of our modern society.
A functional nutrition approach addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. It uses individualized lab testing, completed in the comfort of your own home, to identify healing opportunities within the hormone, immune, digestion, detoxification and intestinal barrier systems. In order to restore balance to the systems of the body, Functional Nutrition uses a combination of interventions including therapeutic diets, sleep hygeine, exercise recommendations, stress reduction strategies and supplementation protocols.
While our clinic applies functional nutrition specifically to digestive health, if you’re keen to understand the broader paradigm of Functional Nutrition and how it works, we’ve created the diagrams below just for you. They illustrate the connection between stressors, imbalances in the systems of the body, and the development of symptoms.