At The Wellness Centre, you have the opportunity to work with a nutritional consultant that can help you determine if you are consuming and utilizing an adequate amount of nutrients for good health. The nutritionist is concerned with how nutrients in food function in your body and how they are stored and discarded by your body, along with how what you eat affects your overall well-being. We will assess your nutritional needs based on your family and medical history, lifestyle, body system survey and laboratory tests, if necessary, to make recommendations on your diet and individual nutritional needs. Advice on vitamin and mineral supplementation and changes to your diet that may help prevent disease will be discussed as well.
You will receive a customized program that will help you address underlying deficiencies, toxicities, infections or infestations which are hindering you from achieving your ideal health. We will continue to monitor all aspects and symptoms to ensure that your body is responding appropriately to your program, and adapt as needed to achieve maximum results.
What is “Integrative & Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy?”
We must look at the function of the human body and determine how well the food, supplements and medicines you take are functioning within you. We then will integrate nutritional practices to assist the proper functioning of your body. Functional Medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease using a person-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership.
Food is much more complex than calories in versus calories out. What we eat acts as chemical messengers that either tell the body to enhance current health or perpetuate a diseased state. Functional medicine aims to identify the root cause of conditions versus pacifying and quieting nagging symptoms. Similarly, functional nutrition therapy realizes that the millions of molecules of information we get from eating affects how cells react and behave.
Hallmarks of a functional medicine approach include:
• Patient-centered care
• An integrative, science-based healthcare approach
• Integrating best medical practices for each individual
• Lab tests including Spectracell Micronutrient Test, Spectracell CardioMetabolic Test
• Coming soon – Food Sensitivity testing and Saliva Hormone testing
Advanced and state-of-the-art functional laboratory technologies are of extreme value to help connect the dots in the discovery piece that is unique to functional medicine. Functional lab testing looks between the lines to find imbalances before the development of symptoms and diseased states. We will review your medical history, labs you had done previously, current signs and symptoms, past and present medications and supplements, and dietary intake to recommend the best options for advanced lab testing on a case-by-case basis to truly help navigate your individual cellular health. You will never achieve optimal health by solely focusing on the quantity of food you’re eating without addressing the quality of your food first. Food QUALITY makes for a solid diet foundation upon which all other dietary strategies thrive.