In functional medicine, we utilize nutrition as a significant form of treatment for a variety of chronic illnesses. Symptoms occur when your body functions have deviated from their normal states, so we look for signs of altered function and work to correct them.
Many store-bought foods contain additives that replace depleted nutrients and preservatives that yield a greater shelf life. These chemicals, among others used in the production phase like fertilizers and insecticide, can be harmful to our bodies over time.
What conditions can be treated with functional nutrition?
With nutritional and lifestyle interventions, we can help treat chronic conditions like allergies, fatigue, fibromyalgia, migraines, and irritable bowel. We also prescribe better nutrition and lifestyle changes to combat obesity, heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and even some forms of cancer.
How is treatment administered through functional nutrition?
To help you achieve a complete balance in your health and well-being, nutrition plays a critical role in the pursuit of that journey. Rather than battling symptoms with pharmaceutical drugs, we use diagnostic testing to treat them with nutritional and lifestyle interventions.
Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Furthermore, do you know how these supplements and vitamins will interact with one another? These are some of the questions Dr. Hart will help you find the answers to.
With standard blood and urine tests, we can measure things like digestive function, hormone balances, detoxification ability, and nutrient status.
What can you expect during your first visit?
Dr. Hart will examine your health history and assess your current symptoms to determine your custom treatment plan. Her recommendations will address the root cause(s) affecting your body and making you sick. Her nutritional counseling can work when traditional medical treatment has been unsuccessful.