FAQ

What is functional nutrition?

Functional nutrition is a science-based, holistic approach which seeks to identify the root causes of symptoms and addresses underlying imbalances so that the client can achieve and maintain optimal health. Rooted in bio-individuality and understanding that every body is unique, all plans and protocols are customized for the client’s current needs and include diet, mindset and lifestyle recommendations in order to promote optimal wellness. This is not a quick fix! True healing takes time and commitment.

How is it different from other programs?

I take a bio-individual approach with each client I see - there is no one-size fits all approach when it comes to nutrition. I take a holistic approach to health because everything in our bodies is connected. I work to restore clients health with a food-first approach while bringing all areas of the body back into balance. I believe that food IS medicine, and by eating nutrient-dense whole foods, making lifestyle changes, and reducing stress, we can provide the nutrients our bodies are deeply craving to function optimally!

How do we meet?

We will meet virtually through my HIPAA compliant client portal called Practice Better.

How long can I expect to reach my health goals?

It all depends on your health history and what the root cause of your symptoms is. I work with clients for a minimum of 3 months, so you can expect to start there. For many clients, 3-6 months is enough time to make long-term progress, but it can take longer depending on the individual. 

Will I have to follow a specific diet?

I personally do not like to use the word diet as it tends to be overly restrictive. When working with clients I like to see how you are currently eating and what we can add in to better support your overall health. If there is any specific type of food protocol used, it will be used therapeutically for only a short period of time. I believe that when it comes to food, if our focus is on nutrient-dense, whole foods - no specific diet is needed. Elimination methods may be used to identify and address potential food sensitivities or as method of healing - this would be short term.

How do I get started?

Are you ready to take control of your health? There is no better time than now! So if you’re ready to get started, visit my services page or click on the button at the bottom of any page to schedule a free 15-minute discovery call! We will discuss what option will best fit your needs and health goals. 

Virtual Appointments

As of January 2021, I will be meeting with clients primarily through telehealth. We will meet through my HIPAA compliant platform called Practice Better and we will have video calls via ZOOM for our sessions.

I’m looking forward to seeing more of your lovely faces soon – check out my services or click the link below to schedule!

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