Nutrition

Nutrition is one of the most critical factors in healing.

It’s almost impossible to change your health without taking your food seriously. High quality, nutrient-dense food is vitally important because everything we put into our mouths communicates information to our genes and cells. If cells are not fed optimally, the body‘s ability to repair itself is impaired, and disease begins, at the cell level.

Functional and Integrative Medicine is an approach to health care that aims to identify the root cause of a problem, rather than just treat the symptoms. Sophisticated laboratory testing is used to examine biochemical imbalances in the body, which can cause or complicate a specific health problem. Practitioners use the test results to reinstate balance into the body often by designing personalized diets or supplementation programs. Giving the body what it needs to function optimally is the goal.

Every consultation will address nutrition because of its importance. Metabolic testing* is optional but highly recommended.

Tests can provide insights into such areas as:

  • B vitamin sufficiency (relates to energy production)
  • Amino Acids (protein status)
  • Fatty Acids (Omega 3, 6 and AA)
  • Lipid Peroxides (oxidative stress to our cells and tissues)
  • Gastrointestinal Function
  • Detoxification Pathways
  • Vitamin and Mineral Status
  • Food Antibody Panels (food sensitivities)

Additional tests that can be run:

  • Gluten profiles
  • Adrenal stress (saliva)
  • Basic blood tests- complete blood counts, chemistry panel, blood lipids

Even when you’re motivated to make positive changes, in today’s world of constant information it can be confusing to sort out what is really right for you in the area of nutrition. Kelly offers personalized counseling and education to create a plan that fits your unique biochemistry as well as your lifestyle. The goal is to personally guide you toward realistic and permanent change.

* Metametrix Laboratory, www.metametrix.com is the primary lab used for testing.

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