What is Functional Nutrition?
Functional Nutrition at Integrative Chiropractic & Nutrition: Functional nutrition is also referred to as “root cause medicine” and through detailed analysis of each individual’s medical history and lifestyle, Dr. Sehat seeks to identify and address the unique factors that are contributing to your health. These include biochemical makeup, toxic exposures and genetics.
By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional nutrition addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional nutrition practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and chronic disease. In this way, functional nutrition supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.
Functional Nutrition Areas of Focus
- Individualized Preventative Care
- Hormonal: Thyroid, Adrenal, PCOS, Menopause, Andropause
- Digestive: Re-flux, Irritable Bowel, Inflammatory Bowel
- Eczema, Psoriasis, Asthma, Allergies
- Metabolic Syndrome/Diabetes/Weight loss
- Hypertension/High cholesterol
- Chronic gynecologic infections
- Insomnia, Anxiety, Depression
Get Lab Tested for Optimal Health
Dr. Omid Sehat utilizes evidence-based lab testing to open the doors for a wider array of personalized recommendations. These can include detailed stool analysis, food allergy and sensitivity, heavy metal toxicity, functional nutritional assessments, adrenal evaluation, inflammatory and autoimmune panels, advanced cholesterol sub-particle profiles, sex hormone metabolism, expanded thyroid profiles, genetic markers and neurotransmitter levels.
Benefits of Functional Nutrition Lab Testing
When it comes to your health, we know that biology is controlled by your genes. However, you can affect the expression of your genes by the way you eat, move and manage stress. This concept is called biogenomics. We offer genetic testing so you can gain insight into your genetics and how they may impact your health, such as what role your genes play in digestive health, how well your body copes with the stress of physical activity or how environmental factors affect your body.
With this information, you can uncover how changes in your lifestyle can impact the expression of your genes and therefore your health.