Functional nutrition is an approach to healthcare that focuses on individualized nutrition and dietary interventions to address underlying imbalances or dysfunctions in the body that may be contributing to chronic health problems.
Functional nutritionists work in partnership with clients to identify dietary patterns, lifestyle factors, and environmental exposures that may be contributing to chronic health concerns. They use diagnostic testing, medical and family history, and other factors to create a customized nutrition and lifestyle plan. The main goal of functional nutrition is to optimize dietary intake and promote overall health, rather than just treating symptoms alone.
Functional nutrition takes into account the unique metabolic needs of individuals and recognizes that each person has different nutrient requirements. The approach helps individuals achieve optimal health, prevent chronic disease, and improve their quality of life.