Functional Nutrition considers the interaction among all the systems in the body and acts correcting the imbalances in the organisms of each individual, which happen mainly due to the inadequacy of our eating habits, and the emotional alterations that we go through. Its practice involves both prevention and treatment of diseases, focusing on the biochemical aspects of each individual, intervening to restore the physiological equilibrium, therefore leading to physical and mental well-being. 

Through Functional Nutrition, it’s possible to identify the symptoms and characteristics of each patient and relate them to situations of lack or excess of certain nutrients. Based on those, it’s possible to make a focused and individualized diet plan, as well as the prescription of supplements when necessary.

Clinical Functional Nutrition has five basic principles:

1) Biochemical Individuality: While one individual is allergic to shrimp, another isn’t. For one person coffee may generate insomnia, whereas not to the other. Each individual is unique and should be treated as such.

2) Patient-centered treatment: The treatment is aimed at the patient and not at the disease, and the individual is approached as a whole, as a set of systems that interrelate to each other and suffer influences from environmental, emotional and dietetic factors, pathology history and use of medication, lifestyle and physical activity.

3) Nutritional balance and nutrients bioavailability: It’s essential to offer nutrients in both adequate quantity and proportion, so that there is optimization of their cell absorption and utilization.

4) Web interrelations of physiological factors: The web of Functional Nutrition considers the mutual interrelation among all the internal biochemical processes, in a way where one influences the other, generating disorders that comprehend the diverse systems. The web enables the comprehension of the imbalances that are at the functional base of the development of clinical conditions, treating the cause instead of only the symptoms.

5) Health as positive vitality: It isn’t normal to feel bloated, to have constipation, heartburn, acne or brittle nails. Health isn’t only the absence of diseases, but also global well-being, both physical and mental.

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE DISORDERS IN WHICH FUNCTIONAL NUTRITION CAN ACT

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  • NEUROLOGICAL
  • Migraine
  • Memory deficit
 
  • GASTROINTESTINAL
  • Gas, bloating, poor digestion
  • Reflux, heartburn, gastritis
  • Colitis, diverticulitis
 
  • BEHAVIORAL
  • Insomnia, nocturnal awakenings, drowsiness
  • Binge
  • Carbohydrate addiction
 
  • GYNECOLOGICAL
  • Candidiasis repeat
  • Cystitis repeat
  • Monitoring pre, per and post pregnancy
  • Relief of symptoms of PMS and menopause
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Osteoporosis and osteopenia
 
  • AESTHETIC
  • Acne
  • Skin allergies
  • Water retention, varicose veins and dark circles
  • Cellulite
  • Skin laxity
  • Weakening of hair and nails
  • Skin dryness
 
  • METABOLIC
  • Thyroid dysfunctions
  • Overweight, obesity
  • Hypertension
  • Increased cholesterol, triglycerides
  • Diabetes and insulin resistance
  • Low physical performance
 
  • ALLERGIES
  • Rhinitis, sinusitis, asthma, bronchitis
  • Food allergies
  • Low immunity
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