What is Clinical Nutrition?
Compared to the nutrition knowledge that you may have learned in school, clinical nutrition goes beyond counting calorie and assessing basic vitamins and minerals.
Clinical nutrition is a scientific approach to balancing your body's biochemistry through the foods you eat. More specifically, it is the science of nutrients and how they are digested, absorbed, transported, metabolized, stored, and eliminated by the body.
'LET FOOD BE THY MEDICINE'
The Need for Balancing Biochemistry
Optimum health relies on your body's systems working in harmony with each other and maintaining biochemical balance. Symptoms and disease arise when this biochemical balance becomes compromised.
Clinical nutrition allows us to re-balance your body through addressing your exact nutritional and biochemical needs. No one diet fits all and gaining clarity on which diet is best suited for your body is essential in obtaining excellent health and wellness.
How does it work?
Through the investigative approach of functional medicine, we first identify your current state of health and any imbalances that may be occurring in your body.
Clinical nutrition then allows us to lay the foundation for your body to heal by using food, herbs, and nutraceuticals aimed at re-balancing your biochemistry.
On rare occasions, we may also recommend you obtain a prescription for medication by your primary care physician to aid in your body's healing process.
Clinical nutrition can be helpful for:
- Losing Weight
- Decreasing Inflammation & Pain
- Treating Autoimmune Disease
- Regaining Biochemical Balance
- Improving Energy
- Removing Allergens
- Assessing for Food Sensitivities
- Maximizing Performance
- Improving Blood Chemistry
- Balancing Hormones