My Approach to Nutrition is Integrative and Functional

“Why should we tolerate a diet of weak poisons, a home in insipid surroundings, a circle of acquaintances who are not quite our enemies, the noise of motors with just enough relief to prevent insanity? Who would want to live in a world which is just not quite fatal?”

― Rachel Carson, Silent Spring


I am a Certified Nutrition Specialist®, credentialed by the American Nutrition Association® through its Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists™. 


The unfortunate harmful trend in Nutritional Practice and in Healthcare industry as a whole is multi-factorial:


  • continuous environmental toxic burden is becoming a major contributor to the rise in chronic health conditions
  • clients seeking nutritional advice have visited multiple practitioners and have tried multiple dietary interventions
  • many of these practitioners are unqualified and not educated even in the basic physiology and biochemistry of the human body
  • billions are spent on sales and promotion of unproven low quality supplements and dietary products which could be hazardous to health
  • unsolicited advice from incompetent individuals is flooding the internet 
  • food itself, as well as the way food is prepared and distributed commercially, is becoming a challenging and in many instances harmful part of our daily life 


The unfortunate reality is that toxic burden coupled with over-nutrition and over-consumption leads to ubiquitous undernourishment and nutrient deficiencies that are shaping the health of many of our clients, especially vulnerable younger generations. Majority of chronic health conditions in our society could be easily prevented and managed by simple, inexpensive and powerful nutritional and lifestyle changes. However, changing behaviors is the most difficult part of any healthcare practice.


I follow The Health At Every Size® Principle, which is the ONLY evidence-based approach combining health-centered, weight inclusive, respectful practice that emphasizes eating for well-being, as well as daily necessity of life-enhancing physical activities and movement. We need to face and address the unique social challenges of weight stigma and bias in our society. It is NOT about scales and weight loss! It is about your emotional, physical and spiritual well being!


My own journey to finding a healthy lifestyle has given me insight into the many challenges one encounters when health issues arise. In addition to nonstop education in the Health Sciences for the past 20 years, my own experience as a patient as well as educator enabled me to acquire a higher level of empathy, respect, and awareness when it comes to the miracle called the human body.

 

My desire to become a competent and educated practitioner brought me towards the field of Integrative and Functional Medicine, which incorporates all the best traditions and scientific protocols of Conventional, Integrative, Holistic and Lifestyle Medicine to date. The science is certainly advancing with unprecedented speed, and Functional Medicine is at the forefront of the most advanced clinical research, fascinating new knowledge of genetic individuality and variance. Functional Nutrition employs most advanced lab testing able to detect nutrient deficiencies and metabolic disorders the very early stage, making it possible to prevent many chronic health conditions.


Most importantly, Clinical Nutrition should be a partnership with a QUALIFIED healthcare professional (who will consult and coordinate care with your Primary Care and other specialists),  who will take time, listen and will keep you accountable and motivated to take an active and responsible part in your own health, as well as the health of your loved ones. In our modern society, Health is becoming an elusive luxury that money cannot buy, and we owe it to ourselves and our future generations to CARE!


Full FM Nutritional Assessment is an extensive and exciting journey into your genetics, lifestyle, surrounding environment, relationships with family and community. No single drug or supplement could possibly remedy and rectify the years of neglect and abuse that most of us subjected our bodies to. However, powerful individualized Integrative Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle protocols could be truly life-changing!

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I am a member of the following professional organizations:

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