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What is a Functional Dietitian?

A functional dietitian focuses on the patient rather than following a ‘one-size fits all’ approach as they personalize each appointment based on your genetics, lifestyle and diet. This field of functional nutrition therapy has now evolved and sparked a new way of thinking about using food as medicine. They use holistic and integrative ways to treat patients by addressing the root causes of the problems that patients are facing and combining them with nutritional consulting. They don’t just focus on treating the symptoms, they want to find out the root of the problem so it does not reoccur.

How is it Different From a Dietitian?

A conventional dietitian is trained in conventional medicine and they help create realistic goals that are achievable and sustainable. They generally create diet plans that follow the recommended guidelines but with a functional dietitian, they create diet plans based on you. Registered dietitian nutritionists tend to not be given as much training on how to use food as medicine which is what a functional dietitian is all about.

If you are looking for someone who takes into account who you are as a whole and what you want while also tailoring a specific plan based on what you need, we would help you with this! Functional dietitians make customized meal plans, give cooking advice and coach/guide you onto the right path!

Some reasons why people look for functional dietitians:

- Considering a diet change

- Want to lose weight

- Want to get more active

- Have digestive problems

- Thyroid health problems

- Constipation

- Abdominal pain

- Inflammation

- Bloating

- Gut health

- Nutrient deficiencies

- Depression

- Anxiety

- And many more!

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