What is Functional Wellness?

berriesFunctional Wellness is mind, body, spirit-based care that is focused on building health by restoring your body’s natural ability to function. By identifying triggers of the immune system, detoxifying your body, and defining specific food recommendations to heal your gut, functional wellness will help restore your health and keep you feeling your best!

When you have multiple symptoms, you have clues to the ways in which your body is not functioning the way it should. Bloating, gas, food baby after a meal indicates digestive issues. Constant fatigue or dry skin patches can be related to food as well. Even the inability to loose weight is a clue.

Healthcare should not be drug care. Our bodies have evolved over tens of thousands of years with only one goal: to survive. Every body is different and you control the outcome. Reviewing your health status, water intake, sleep patterns, personal food preferences, and food/chemical sensitivities will help determine your specific food plan.

Our first line of defense is our immune system. We were designed to defend during the day while we’re awake and repair at night while we’re asleep. If either side is overburdened the system can become out of whack! (Yes, this is the technical term!)

What can overburden my system? Sensitivities to common food items, environmental toxins we breathe, cosmetics we put on our skin, prolonged periods of stress or negative situations, the list really can go on. By eliminating the things that overburden our system we can repair the damage and regain control of our health.

My goal is to help you understand the role food plays in your every day life – how it can benefit you and how it can hurt you.

Consider this: EVERYTHING is food. Healthy relationships, a fulfilling career, regular (fun) physical activity, and a spiritual practice are all forms of nourishment. Primary foods feed us on many levels but don’t come on a plate. When our primary foods are in balance then what we eat becomes secondary. The more primary foods we receive the less our dependency is on secondary foods.   The flip side to that is that if we fill ourselves with secondary foods (especially ones that don’t truly nourish us) the less we are able to receive the primary foods of life.

Working with me means we’ll deconstruct your food cravings and clear the slate with detoxification to help you make the connection between secondary food and your primary mood.