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Functional Dietitian
Address the root causes of chronic, long-standing health issues through nutrition and foods

Functional nutrition is a powerful cornerstone to functional medicine. It uses food as a natural medicine to help restore balance, replete nutrient deficiencies, heal the gut, and more. Functional nutrition focuses on the patient instead of the disease. It is a personalized method of optimizing your health based on your individual genetics, lab values, lifestyle, and more. 

Why Functional Dietitian?

  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 80% of chronic disease is caused by lifestyle factors such as poor nutrition. While the role of nutrition and lifestyle intervention is well-established, our medical model does not adequately help patients create health and use food as medicine.

  • While Registered Dietitians (RDs) are considered experts in nutrition, they are generally not given the full training on how to use a food is medicine approach in the conventional dietetic training.

  • Fortunately, functional nutrition is a new and emerging field. There is more opportunity now than ever to use food as medicine and incorporate key foods and nutrients to modulate health and vitality.

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Is Functional Dietitian Right for Me?


A whole food diet rich in fruits, vegetables and minimal processed food is always a great foundation. However, some patients require more targeted interventions with specific foods in order to treat the underlying cause of their health issues.

  • Treatment plan can include functional lab testing

  • Specific foods or supplements to further heal health issue

  • Targeted foods and supplements to replete any nutrient deficiencies

Functional dietitians and functional medicine practitioners look far beyond just acute symptom management or clinical stability!

  • We dig deep, think critically, and read between the lines to see the full picture of our clients’ health from a holistic, birds-eye lens.

  • We assess what needs to happen from a nutrition standpoint to move someone completely away from a state of dis-ease, towards a state of balance, harmony and wellbeing of mind, body and spirit.

  • We understand that no two people are the same, so every client will likely get their own unique customized nutrition plan and supplement protocols based on a variety of factors when working with a functional dietitian nutritionist!

  • We leave no stone unturned…

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