Let Food be thy Medicine
and Medicine be thy Food.
What Is Functional Nutrition?
Functional nutrition is a practice of considering every aspect of one’s diet, health, and overall lifestyle when giving nutrition recommendations. With functional nutrition, symptoms are seen as clues to diagnose primary health problems, whether they are related to illness, antibiotic use, diet, or other factors. Standard healthcare will try to suppress symptoms with different medications. Instead, functional nutrition sees them as clues to understanding underlying issues within your body. It’s a customized holistic health perspective that will also take your unique specifications into consideration from the cellular level.
The terms functional nutrition and medicine can be used interchangeably, but they aren’t technically the same thing. Medicine will approach the problems as part of the system breakdown in the body. Nutrition takes it a step further and highlights the way that food is a fundamental component in health and the cause of many physical symptoms. Treatment can include eliminating food groups, such as dairy, or different supplements.