Learn about the best foods for your unique biochemistry. Make food your medicine! Click here to schedule your free 15 minute phone consultation with our Master Nutrition Therapist, Lilly Pistilli.
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 Master Nutrition Therapist (NTM), Lilly Pistilli, began her journey as a Health Coach at a nonprofit clinic and discovered how much she loved working one-on-one with clients to help them reach their health goals. During that time, Lilly saw firsthand how a holistic approach to nutrition could help individuals become healthy.
Lilly 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!
Lilly is currently accepting new patients. Click here to learn more about Lilly Pistilli, NTM here.
Curious about how working with a holistic functional nutritionist could benefit you?
Confused about all the conflicting health/nutrition information out there?
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The FREE 15-minute phone consult is an opportunity to speak with Lilly to get your questions answered. Lilly 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.
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.