Functional Medicine Nutrition

Functional Medicine Nutrition

What is Functional Medicine Nutrition?

Functional medicine can be thought of as the discipline that connects conventional medicine to alternative medicine, it addresses the underlying causes of disease, using various strategic approaches which engages both the patient and the practitioner in a strong and therapeutic partnership.

Think of it as a “personalised lifestyle medicine” with treatment varying from patient to patient. Functional medicine is focused on identifying functional deficiencies of a patient’s overall health. Once you see how different systems are functioning within your body, you can then work with your healthcare provider on unique food, supplements, and lifestyle strategies to actively promote a healthier body and lifestyle.

What are the benefits of Functional Medicine?

1. Biochemical Individuality

It is probably the most important of all of the principles as it is matching care specific to your physiology at any given moment.

2. Patient-centred

Much of the frustration with healthcare comes from the doctor-patient experience. Many doctors still only spend a few minutes with their patients and spend most of the time talking instead of listening.

3. Dynamic Balance of Mind, Body and Spirit

Understanding how our mind and body works is paramount to working on our overall health and well being.

4. Web-like Interconnections

The whole of the body is greater than the sum of its parts. Organ systems are inherently interconnected.

5. Health as a Positive Vitality

Our healthcare system is really set up as a disease-care system. Health is much more than just relief from symptoms and includes all aspects of life experience. Health is something that is promoted and maintained, whereas a “disease” requires a diagnosis, treatment or cure. Functional medicine emphasizes those activities that promote health in the first place instead of waiting to “name, blame, and tame” an existing disease.

6. Promotion of Organ Reserve

Organ reserve is your body’s ability to support whole-body health and bounce back from injury or toxic insult. If you have chronic stress, inflammation, infection or more, you can put a lot of wear and tear on your body’s ability to fight against future insults. Anytime you hear about the promotion of “healthy-ageing”, you are hearing about the concept of organ reserve. Small stresses over time can and will lead to disease.

Meet Our Practitioner

Natalia Otero Sancho is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (IFMCP) and Registered Nutritionist MBANT CNHC.

Natalia approaches Functional Medicine and Nutritional Therapy holistically, in a way that is both human-centred and rooted within scientific study.

Natalia is especially passionate about:

Gut Health

Women’s Health

Autoimmune Conditions

Using the best tools available, Natalia is committed to helping all of her patients overcome whatever health issues they may be facing or those looking for a long-lasting, positive change.

When is Functional Medicine Right For you?

You have tried to fix your health concerns by yourself to no avail

You have had enough of “quick fixes” that have turned out to be unsustainable and now want to change your lifestyle for good

You are ready to start investing in yourself and your health with the help of an experienced and qualified professional

Functional Medicine Toolkit

HeartMath®

- Scientifically validated system
- Consists of breathing exercises and emotional awareness techniques
- Supports physical & mental problems caused by stress

HeartMath

Diagnostic Testing

- In-depth exploration of your health
- Tests to understands what's going on on the inside
-Helps to develop a plan that is based on data

Diagnostic Testing

Medicinal Mushrooms

- Powerhouses of nutrients & compounds
- Helps address internal imbalances
-Supports the immune system
-Backed by science

Medicinal Mushrooms

Supplements

- Helps you reach better health which diet alone may not be able to do

Supplements

Aromatherapy

- Able to help enhance physical and emotional health
- Uses Aromatic essential oils medicinally

Aromatherapy

How it works

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