What is Nutritional Therapy?
In Nutritional Therapy, we use a science-based approach to identify underlying causes to your health concerns. Then we work together to develop a plan that supports your body's innate ability to solve these problems itself.
Our bodies are truly wondrous - if we give them proper food, digestive support, and adequate rest, they can finally take care of themselves without much extra intervention.
Nutritional Therapy is based on 5 pillars of health, all of which are built on the foundation of a nutrient-dense, whole-foods diet: digestion, blood sugar regulation, fatty acid balance, mineral balance, and hydration. These are where all wellness starts, and where our work together will begin.
As a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (FNTP), I work to create a bio-individual plan for each client, taking into account your health history, current status, and goals. I am here to educate and motivate, but you are in control of how quickly the process moves.
Please note: FNTPs are NOT trained to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease, nor do we dispense medical advice.
Nutritional Therapy can help:
GI issues (e.g., gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, leaky gut, heartburn)
Blood sugar imbalances (e.g., energy spikes and dips, diabetes, weight gain)
Compromised immune system
Energy issues / fatigue
Sleep / insomnia
The food you eat can either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine, or the slowest form of poison.
- Ann Wigmore
“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.”
– Luciano Pavarotti
Our training emphasizes the value of ancestral diets - most importantly, the elimination of modern processed foods and ingredients.
In the early 20th century, there were a few scientists (Weston A. Price being the best known) who traveled the world studying the diets of people who were still eating as their people had for generations, as well as those who had just recently changed over to a "western" diet based on refined sugar and flour.
The verdict was unanimous: Following the ancestral diet - no matter what it was (high fat / no vegetables with the Inuit, seasonal fruits and vegetables with grass-fed dairy in the Swiss Alps, etc) populations maintained healthy, strong bodies. As soon as their diets switched, physical degeneration could easily be seen in the next generation . Our goal is to use this knowledge to improve our health and that of our family today.