Functional Nutrition focuses on building and restoring health by rebalancing proper physiological functions of the body through food as medicine. Imbalances due to vitamin/mineral deficiencies, poor digestion, malabsorption, bacterial overgrowth and chronic inflammation can be realigned with personalized, nutritional interventions.
Nutrition and lifestyle changes can be complex and difficult. At Vida Functional Medicine, in collaboration with our functional medicine doctors and nutritionists, we aim to help support and guide you in the process of embracing these changes and discovering the healing effects of food.
A functional nutrition consultation involves a thorough discussion of your recommended functional medicine food plan and lifestyle changes as well as clarification of how to optimize your food plan in a sustainable way. We will also have a conversation about your personal goals, potential obstacles to these goals and the importance of mindset and maintaining a healthy relationship with food.
Meet Vida’s Functional Nutritionists.
Vida’s Nutritionists believe nutrition is the foundation of health. They utilize a whole food approach and work collaboratively with patients and the Vida team in the health building process. They concentrate on education to support patients in achieving their goals with a plan tailored to their needs and preferences.
Vida’s Functional Nutritionists recognize the challenges of implementing lasting change, so they guide their patients with detailed methods of integrating food preparation within their daily routine.
Their goal is to support patients to impart sustainable and enjoyable changes that fit within their lifestyle to not only heal, but thrive with sustained energy and endurance, stable mood, consistent sleep, no cravings, and no digestive issues or bloating.
Food Plans Perfectly for You
Every appointment at Vida is tailored to your specific nutritional needs. So, what can you expect from a nutrition consultation?
Some common complaints include:
- Weight management
- Sports performance
- Digestive issues
- Fatigue / poor sleep
- Hormone imbalance
- Joint Pain
- Glucose management
- Recent laboratory results
After we’ve identified your priorities, we’ll discuss your sleep, physical activity, and stress level, which often reveals other areas we can improve with nutrition.
Once we have a complete picture of your current dietary environment, the nutritionist will develop a customized plan with actionable steps for you to take over the next few weeks.
These might include:
- Increasing intake of certain foods
- Prioritizing specific nutrients
- Additional laboratory tests that may be useful
- Symptom tracking
- Meal plan discussion (if a specific IFM plan is used)
- Meal timing
- Recipe discussion and sharing
Providing Nutrition Consultations Virtually
Vid’s Functional Nutritionists only offer Virtual visits. We accept all major insurances.
Want to know if your insurance covers Nutrition services at Vida? Get your Insurance Coverage Verification by filling out our online request HERE.
Schedule Your Appointment
“In addressing the root causes of illness and dysfunction, we will work together to optimize your health and vitality.”
© 2022 Vida Integrated Health. All Rights Reserved.