Many people don't know where to turn after feeling fed up with the conventional approaches to their conditions that offer no real solutions. In this post you will learn how a Nutritional Practitioner can help you and why I believe our approach should always be considered.
Now, let’s first start with the basics.
WHAT EXACTLY IS A NUTRITIONAL PRACTITIONER ?
Nutritional Practitioners takes a system–based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease that views the human body in its entirety, instead of solely looking at its parts. It respects the importance of bio-individuality and takes a preventative approach to health. Functional medicine searches for the root cause of symptoms, instead of simply masking symptoms and putting on a band-aid. That’s right, it’s time to say good-bye to the overused prescription pad and dig deeper!
As an example, this graphic below illustrates how a single diagnosis can be the result of more than one cause. Each symptom or differential diagnosis may be one of many contributing to an individual’s illness. Leaky gut is NOT a diagnosis, it is a result of one or more imbalances that happen over time, leading to intestinal permeability caused by many different factors, including inflammation.
The precise manifestation of each cause depends on the individual’s genes, environment, diet, stress, and lifestyle–and only treatments that address the right cause will have lasting benefit beyond symptom suppression. Alternatively, it uses food, natural supplements, and lifestyle changes to promote health and wellness throughout the body. I like to combine science and intuition to provide a comprehensive approach to prevention and over coming dis-ease.
The Way I think of it...
If you were in a sinking boat, would your primary focus be to splash water out of the boat? Or do you think it would be more productive to find the leak and fix it as quickly as possible? That’s right, finding the source of the leak is your best bet for survival.
Unfortunately, this sinking boat is an all-too-accurate depiction of how the medical world views our health. We experience symptom after symptom and visit doctor after doctor, only to find ourselves feeling worse.
We’re frantically trying to bail water out of the boat before it’s eventually fully submerged! As a result, we can address the cause of your illness and heal the body from the inside out. It sounds so simple, doesn’t it? Well, it is!
Consider taking a preventive approach to health, even if you aren’t suffering from any noticeable symptoms. Truth be told, many of us are so used to feeling so bad that chronic symptoms start to feel normal. By working with a Nutritional Practitioner, you can identify these chronic symptoms, and feel better than ever.
However, if you’re reading this, I’m willing to bet you’re on the other end of the spectrum. That is, your symptoms cover you from head to toe and you are constantly spinning your hamster wheel, just to end up at the same place you started (or if not worse). You might even be willing to sell your left arm to feel relief, and eventually give up and settle for accepting this as your normal. Did I hit the nail on the head?
Do any of these symptoms sound familiar?
Bloating and gas
GERD or acid reflux
Frequent colds and infections
If so, there’s a high chance your body is screaming for help and trying to communicate with you. I’m here to tell you that It is NOT normal to feel these on a daily basis. By working with me, you can determine the broken, sick, and damaged parts of your body. And better yet, create a customized protocol and roadmap just for you.
One of the things I love about my job is that it gives me the chance to individualize plans and come up with a roadmap based on the unique needs of that person. It allows me to really listen and pay attention to what is going on, and make therapeutic dietary and lifestyle decisions based on key areas that need the most attention–rather than a generic plan that is given to everyone.
After all, what’s better than healing your body, feeling better than ever before, and improving your quality of life? In my opinion, not much.
Ask yourself this question, what is it costing you not to??
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