Why Opt For Functional Nutrition Therapy?

December 28, 2021

Why Opt For Functional Nutrition Therapy?

There has been an increase in the number of specialists for people to consult. You can consult with tens of different specialists for every little health symptom that you come across. This just means your number of visits to different health professionals keep increasing every other week.

These visits do help you treat the problem for the time being, but you may detect it recurs or face another ailment just weeks after you are done with your medications. 

The main reason you never get healed completely, even after exhaustively visiting different health professionals, is that they all helped you treat the symptom, but none helped you remove the main / root cause of the problem. This is the point where Functional Nutrition shines. 

Just ask yourself the question, “What if just by making a few changes in your lifestyle, you can make all your health problems vanish completely?” Won’t that be a miracle.

Functional Nutritionist zeros in on the root cause of a patient’s health concerns and aspire to eliminate the disease. 

This blog tells you all how a Functional Nutritionist helps you obtain a life of complete wellness.

1. It Focuses On The Cause And Not The Disease Label

Where a conventional doctor on checkup will prescribe medications to cover up the symptom in the guise of treatment, a functional nutritionist will get rid of the disease completely with the help of root cause analysis.

Health problems always have an underlying reason for their occurrence. 

A single nutrition deficiency in your body can cause numerous health problems. Thus it is crucial to uncover the root cause of any health concern. 

When it comes to treating a patient, a Functional Nutritionist will ask the question ‘What is the reason for the appearance of this disease in this patient?’ and not just jump to a treatment regimen at the detection of the disease.

2. It’s Personalized And Patient Centred

No two people have the same genetic, and psychological makeup and neither are their living conditions exactly the same. This begs the question then why are they given the same medications just because they show the same symptoms or disease when they are most likely affected by different underlying factors. 

Functional nutrition views all people as a single unique individual. 

Functional Nutrition bases its prognosis on the patient’s unique set of health circumstances that brought them to their disease state, and the treatment is, thus, personalized in its approach to regain optimal function. It only uses the symptoms as clues to determine which body systems need support to achieve a lifelong path to wellness. 

3. Uses Holistic Healing to Walk The Path Of Healthy Living

A Functional Nutrition practitioner listens to the patient, learning their story, and tailors treatments to their specific needs. A practitioner acts as a detective to uncover the true reasons the body is in a state of disease. On the other hand, conventional medicine does not have the time, training, or tools to create the wellness plans required to restore health and function.

Functional Nutrition is a one-on-one partnership between patient and practitioner to start a therapeutic relationship.

Functional Nutrition does not disregard conventional medical practices completely. Rather, it integrates conventional methods with “alternative treatment” or “integrative medicine” practices. It focuses on prevention through combinations of therapeutic and healing food, nutrient supplements or botanical medicines, detoxification programs, and/or stress-management techniques.

4. It’s Scientifically Based

Science shows us that what is happening in the body is not a single malfunction but that there is usually a problem in a complicated network of relationships between systems, internal and external. 

Functional Nutrition/ Functional medicine practitioners look “upstream” to consider the complex web of interactions in the patient’s history, physiology, and lifestyle that can lead to illness. The unique genetic makeup of each patient is considered, along with both internal (mind, body and spirit) and external (physical and social environment) factors that affect total functioning.

Functional Nutrition looks at the web-like interconnection of physiological factors, including hormones, genes, diet, lifestyle, environmental toxins, digestion, detoxification, and more.

This blog makes it quite evident that functional Nutrition is a practical and medically-approved healing methodology dedicated to providing the ultimate care and attention to a patient from the initial stage to the point of complete recovery. 

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Let’s reach the goal of optimum health together! 

Sharvi Dave
Research Associate

Experienced writer with a demonstrated history of working in the writing & editing history. skilled in writing, communication, digital marketing, & general aviation. Strong media & communication professional with a Bachelor of Science - Bs focussed in Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science & Technology General from Bombay Flying Club.

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