How is a Clinical Nutritionist different?
A clinical nutritionist understands the nutritional biochemistry of foods and supplements, and considers how this nutritional biochemistry affects specific body functions, such as gastrointestinal function, sugar metabolism, immune system function, inflammation and brain function. In using this functional nutrition approach, a clinical nutritionist views nutrition beyond calories, food groups and food pyramids in defining an individual nutrition protocol. Your custom nutrition protocol will include or exclude various foods based on how they affect each body system and body function.
For individuals with chronic health conditions, this means applying nutrition from foods and supplements to support your body’s ability to achieve what its highest level of function may be, given your specific health condition. By focusing on the underlying contributors to your symptoms, we help the body to potentially reduce those symptoms, rather than simply covering them up.
For general wellness, your food and supplement protocol is designed to support your optimal health & wellness while considering the stresses of your daily life, aging, and even genetic risk factors.