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What is Holistic Functional Nutrition?
For nutritionists, there is an emerging new specialty within the field of nutrition called Holistic Functional Nutrition. Similar to Functional Medicine, a practitioner of holistic functional nutrition addresses the underlying or root causes of dysfunction / disease in the body and the nutritionist seeks to restore balance from within.
A holistic functional nutritionist can help with a variety of health concerns including:
Autoimmune disease (including Hashimoto’s)
Chronic Skin Disorders (including eczema and other skin disorders)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Nutritional Support during Chemotherapy
“Let thy food be thy medicine, and thy medicine be thy food.”
– Hippocrates (460-370 BC)
Functional Nutrition takes into consideration the complex interaction between nutrition, environmental and lifestyle factors, genetics, and their effect on your health. A holistic functional nutritionist acknowledges and respects the unique biochemistry of every individual. As such, each client protocol is customized to the unique needs of the individual.
To determine a client’s particular needs, the functional nutritionist will conduct a Comprehensive Health/Nutrition Assessment – an in-depth review of their Goals & Health Objectives, Health History, and Diet & Lifestyle. If beneficial and appropriate, the nutritionist may suggest additional functional/diagnostic laboratory testing. An example of this is a Micronutrient Panel. This lab measures and evaluates the levels of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, metabolites, and antioxidants in the body. It also assesses carbohydrate metabolism and immune system/antioxidant function. Functional laboratory testing such as this helps to further customize and fine-tune the client’s nutritional and supplement recommendations.
The heart of Functional Nutrition is a client-centered, collaborative partnership of practitioner with you. The nutrition practitioner is there to educate and empower the client to take ownership of their health and find restoration and healing.
Our Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Mandy Harvey, began her journey after many years of feeling anxious, stressed and chronically exhausted. Tired of never feeling well and determined to invest in herself and her health, Mandy took charge of her health journey. It all started with changing the food she ate. She was amazed and empowered by the changes she was able to achieve and she wants you to know that you can do it too!
Mandy and all of us here at Colorado Natural Medicine and Acupuncture are here to support, guide, and walk with you as you take each step. Your body has the innate wisdom to heal. We’re here to help you find your best health and feel like yourself again!
Click here to learn more about Mandy Harvey, CNTP. Below, you’ll find more information about her offerings here at CNMA.
Curious about how working with a holistic functional nutritionist could benefit you?
Confused about all the conflicting health/nutrition information out there?
Want to feel empowered to make good life-long health decisions?
The FREE 15-minute phone consult is an opportunity to speak with Mandy to get your questions answered. Mandy will share how functional nutrition can benefit you to help you determine if Colorado Natural Medicine and Acupuncture will be the right fit for your integrative healthcare needs. No specific recommendations are given in this consult.
- 90 min, Initial Consultation
This includes a deep dive into your health history, health concerns, food journal, the results of your Nutritional Assessment Questionnaire and possibly a Functional Evaluation / Lingual-Neuro assessment. At the end of this appointment, you will receive an individualized nutritional protocol aimed at giving you the tools and steps needed to focus on your health goals.
- 45 min, Follow Up Session
After the Initial Consultation, your next step is a follow up appointment where we will check-in on your progress since the last appointment. We’ll discuss what’s working, what’s not working, and how we can start to fine tune everything to your specific needs.
- The Simplify Package, 3 month program
This is for those who need support with simplifying their nutritional approach and need basic support with dietary changes, meal planning and prepping, etc. This package includes a 60 min Initial Consultation and 3, 45 min follow up sessions.
- The Nourish Package, 3 month program
This is for those who are suffering from chronic health issues and are looking for a whole-body, holistic approach with a customized nutritional protocol. This package includes a 90 min Initial Consultation and 11, 45 min follow up sessions.
- The Transformational Package, 3 month program
This package includes everything in the Nourish package + a day with me! I’ll help you clean out your pantry, meal plan, grocery shop and create a meal prep schedule.
At Colorado Natural Medicine and Acupuncture, we enjoy providing holistic nutritional therapy to people who work and live near the following areas: Centennial, Castle Rock, Parker, Lone Tree, Monument, and Highlands Ranch.