What is Functional Nutrition?
Functional Nutrition is about finding the right way for each of us as individuals to eat—using food to maximize the potential for health and reverse dysfunction or disease. There is no single “right diet” that applies to all of us.
We have different genetic backgrounds, different preferences, and different lives. We all want to be healthy, but most of us haven’t figured out just how to make food and dietary patterns serve that goal. Functional Nutrition offers the concepts, strategies, and tools to make that happen!
Why do we need Functional Nutrition?
Wellness is a continuum. Clients don’t just show up one day with a ‘modern chronic disease’. There have been long term lifestyle imbalances that have contributed to the current health experience.
For untold centuries, humans have relied on the food supply as a source of energy, health, and connection.
However, in the last six or seven decades, changes in the food supply (and in how we use it) have contributed strongly to the growing epidemic of chronic disease. Functional Nutrition developed out of a desire on the part of healthcare providers to change that picture.
Emerging science is very clear that food is a powerful influence on health.
Food offers not only the calories that fuel our body’s metabolism (engine), but it also contains many diverse components that play important roles in all our bodily functions. Poor-quality food can actually create disease, and high-quality food—in the right proportions and amounts—can reverse disease and sustain health. In a very real sense, food is medicine!
Food is actually information, not just energy (calories).
Food actually tells our bodies how to function by signaling exactly when and how each different type of cell should behave in every situation. So, we want the very best information to reach our cells in order to achieve optimal functioning
Functional Nutrition can assist with
- Energy slumps (three-thirty-itis)
- Thyroid Underactivity/Overactivity
- Heartburn/ Reflux
- Sugar Cravings
- Chronic Stomach Pains
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome- Colitis, Crohn’s Disease
- Allergies- Coeliac’s Disease, Dairy
- Weight Fluctuations
- Mood swings and much more….
Frequently Asked Questions about Nutrition
Can a Nutritionist work together with my doctor?
Yes. Functional Nutritionists are happy to collaborate and communicate with your doctor to come up with healthy and natural ways to get you better. The Nutritionist will take a full medical history from you - including any medications currently prescribed by your Dr and the most recent pathology result. The nutritionist will check the interactions of any recommended supplements with medications for your safety.
Can I claim health fund rebates with Nutrition?
Yes, but this depends on your health fund policy coverage. Please check with your health fund to see if you’re covered.
Call reception today for more info on (02) 9938 1090.