Here are some of the most common questions, along with the complete answers.
Functional nutrition is a healthcare approach that focuses on investigating the root causes of health issues rather than treating the symptoms of disease with prescription and over-the-counter medicine. This natural approach looks at the body as a whole and seeks healing opportunities from the inside out. Healing opportunities are designed according to the client’s needs by implementing a customized plan.
Functional labs are different from the labs a traditional MD would run. The labs look into HIDDEN stressors in the body. Some HIDDEN stress examples can be: parasites, an unhealthy bad vs. good bacteria ratio, yeast overgrowth, poor gut health, imbalanced hormones, toxic overload of heavy metals, food sensitivities, lack of nutrient absorption, to name a handful.
Some functional labs include testing:
- Stool testing
- Food sensitivities
- Oxidative stress
- Heavy metals
- And more!