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FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE &
Functional Diagnostic Nutrition®

In the conventional approach to medicine, symptoms are often treated in isolation, overlooking the intricate web of connections within our bodies. Functional medicine, however, takes a panoramic view, seeking to unravel the tapestry of health by understanding the underlying root causes that contribute to imbalances.

I believe in the power of individualized care. No two individuals are the same, and neither should their healing paths be. Functional Diagnostic Nutrition, FDN, shares this core tenet of functional medicine, which empowers providers to craft personalized wellness solutions, addressing the unique needs and complexities of each person.

Knowledge IS the cornerstone of empowerment. As your certified FDN practitioner, I utilize cutting-edge diagnostics to guide you toward a deeper understanding of your body and its intricate systems, not for the purpose of diagnosing or treating disease, but to uncover your unique healing opportunities.

Say goodbye to the mere suppression of symptoms. Instead, I invite you to embark on a journey beyond traditional approaches, aiming not just to manage symptoms, but to uncover possible root causes of health challenges, fostering sustainable well-being that radiates from within.

FUNCTIONAL LAB TESTING

Through my partnership at Evexia Diagnostics, I am able to offer a wide range of functional lab testing, but my practice focuses mainly on the following three areas:

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GUT HEALTH/MENTAL
HEALTH

At the core of the holistic approach lies a profound understanding of the gut as the epicentre of overall well-being.

 

FDN recognizes that a healthy gut is not merely the absence of digestive discomfort but a pivotal force influencing everything from immune function to mental wellbeing.

 

My approach to gut health goes beyond symptom management, aiming to identify and address the root causes of imbalances, including mental health conditions like anxiety and depression.

 

Through comprehensive assessments such as the GI Map, personalized nutrition plans, and targeted lifestyle interventions, we will embark on a journey to restore equilibrium, nurturing a flourishing gut environment that radiates vitality throughout the entire mind, body and spirit.

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HORMONE BALANCING/ADRENAL HEALTH

The functional approach to hormone balancing transcends conventional methods, delving into the intricacies of your unique biochemistry.

I like to think of hormones as chemical messengers, orchestrating a symphony within your body. Rather than merely addressing symptoms, through targeted assessment like DUTCH testing, (dried urine test for complete hormones), we embark on a comprehensive exploration to uncover possible root causes of hormonal imbalances.

 

DUTCH testing provides a detailed look at not only sex hormones and stress hormones (adrenal health), but also looks at detox pathways, and organic acid markers that can give us clues into digestion and absorption of important vitamins and neurotransmitter levels that influence how we think and feel on a daily basis.

 

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FUNCTIONAL LABWORK/THYROID HEALTH

I look at blood chemistry as a dynamic roadmap, providing vital insights into the intricate balance of your body. Rather than treating lab results in isolation, I prefer a holistic approach, interpreting your blood chemistry as a comprehensive narrative of your health.

 

My focus goes beyond normal ranges, aiming to identify underlying imbalances that may precede overt symptoms. Through meticulous analysis and personalized interventions, I can help you navigate the nuances of your unique biochemistry, guiding you towards optimal health.

 

One important and often overlooked area that I like to dive into is thyroid function. Allopathic medicine tends to only look at TSH. It has been my experience that running a full thyroid panel, where we look for active hormone status, as well as antibody levels, provides a much more comprehensive window into thyroid health.

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