Functional Nutrition in Palm Harbor, FL
Have you ever heard the statement “you are what you eat?” In functional nutrition, it's truer than ever. Functional nutrition operates on the understanding that the food you eat will either help or harm your body.
Food is more than taking in calories or eating what tastes good—it's about giving your body the nutrients it needs on a cellular level to prevent development of health problems and promote wellness. In the eyes of functional medicine , food is your medicine.
Request additional information on functional nutrition: call (813) 536-3212 or contact Dr. Christopher Van Benschoten online.
What is Functional Nutrition?
Functional nutrition is a branch of functional medicine — an approach that believes that in order to treat health problems, the root cause of illness must be addressed rather than a list of symptoms.
Functional nutrition focuses on treatment of the root cause of a variety of health problems. These may include:
- Thyroid problems (like hypothyroidism )
- High blood pressure
- Mental disorders including depression and anxiety
- Digestive problems like constipation, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and much more
How does Functional Nutrition Work?
Your functional medicine provider will determine what foods you need based on a variety of different assessment tools. He or she will collect an extensive medical history including information about your current diet, health problems, exposure to toxins, history of antibiotic use and much more.
You can expect some blood work as well to tell your provider more about what's happening inside your body, but this information won't be the only deciding factor in your functional care.
Request Your Functional Nutrition Consultation Today!
The specific mechanisms behind functional nutrition are complicated, but if you are ready to finally treat the cause of your health issues instead of bandaging your symptoms with prescription medications, functional nutrition may be right for you.
Find out more about functional nutrition: call (813) 536-3212 or contact Dr. Christopher Van Benschoten online today.
Address4691 Van Dyke Road
Lutz, FL 33558
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