Optimal Wellness

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Functional Nutrition is an emerging new specialty that embraces a personalized approach to health and healing. It focuses on how food “functions” within our bodies. Food is information and can be medicinal to help heal your body, prevent disease and achieve optimal health.

There are infinite theories on the best ways to eat and live for optimal wellness. Which one is best for you?

A functional nutritionist partners with you to design a personalized approach that honors all the below:

  • Environment: your current diet, quality of food available to you, level of physical exercise, air and water quality and any toxin exposure.
  • Mind-Body Elements: psychological, spiritual and social factors all can have a profound influence on your health. Your health is viewed in the context of you as a whole person, not just in terms of an isolated set of symptoms.
  • Genetic Makeup: while your genes and family history may make you more susceptible for some diseases, your DNA is not an unchanging blueprint for your life. Emerging research shows that your genes may be influenced by your environment as well as your experiences, attitudes and beliefs. You may be able to change the way your genes are activated and expressed.

Healing

Many symptoms and root cause of disease involves imbalances. Functional nutrition can help you correct some imbalances that may substantially improve your health.

If you are experiencing current health concerns, a functional nutritionist can help you identify strategies to improve…

  • Digestion
  • Immune system
  • How you produce energy
  • How your body rids itself of waste and toxins
  • Regulation of hormones and neurotransmitters
  • Inflammatory responses
  • Structural integrity
  • Psychological balance

Prevention

  • Appreciating your unique genetic makeup and family history provides key information
  • Empower yourself and ensure that your body is receiving key nutrients to prevent disease

Functional Nutrition Approach

The Functional Medicine Tree is a visual that helps to explain these concepts. The leaves and branches represent symptoms and diagnosed health conditions. A functional approach moves deeper into the trunk of the tree to which systems are out of balance and causing the symptoms of chronic disease. This perspective empowers you to design a wellness plan that is rooted in simple, yet powerful lifestyle strategies to restore balance and optimize health.

“Food is so much more than calories. Each bite provides information for well-being.”

Our functional dietitian will spend time with you, listening to your history and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that can influence your health. In addition to learning your story, your functional dietitian will ask about your mental well-being, emotional health and social factors. Considering these areas helps your practitioner see your health in the context of you as a whole person. Through a therapeutic partnership, you will collaboratively design your wellness plan that may incorporate therapeutic foods, select nutritional supplements, mindfulness practices and various lifestyle strategies.

Packages & Pricing

  • 90-Minute Initial Individual Session: $225
  • 60-Minute Follow-Up Individual Session: $150
  • 90-Minute Initial & 60-Minute Follow-Up Individual Session: $350

If you’d like to learn more about Functional Nutrition for your personal wellness, we offer individual appointments and monthly workshops/classes.

Contact us at info@healthwisepsychology for more information!

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Our mind-body studio brings an innovative approach to healthcare. One that welcomes an exploration of other complimentary modalities for improving emotional health and well-being.

As we recognize that for some "getting out of our head" can be a challenge we also understand doing just that can help us to make that vital connection with ourselves. A connection that can often result in creating the real and deep changes we crave.

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