Massage is commonly known as a hands on manipulation of muscle and connective tissue to increase circulation, relax muscle tension, decrease pain, prevent injury and facilitate post injury recovery. Most people know it’s a great technique to help with overall physical pain and it also feels really good.
But what about that floating on air sensation that you feel after a massage? You can thank Vitamin L. That’s right. Vitamin L.O.V.E. It elevates levels of serotonin and dopamine. Serotonin can help you maintain a balanced mood, and the increase in dopamine can help you be productive and focused. Not to mention the “love” hormone itself: oxytocin. Levels of oxytocin and your body’s natural endorphins go through the roof and may cause feelings of centeredness and bliss leading to a deep sense of safety and resilience.
A functional nutritionist is a healthcare practitioner certified to do clinical evaluations in order to make nutritional recommendations to help balance body chemistry & achieve optimal wellness. Health is built on certain biochemical foundations derived from a properly prepared, nutrient-dense diet of whole foods. Weaknesses in the foundations lead to many of the degenerative health problems experienced by the modern world. Life style factors may also undermine healthy functioning.
Nutritional therapy takes the guess work out of popular diets and wellness trends. It holds to the belief that each person is biologically unique and that the body possesses innate intelligence which defaults to health when given what it needs.
Nutritional Therapy uses a variety of evaluative tools that empower individuals along their path to better health. It's primary foundation is a properly prepared, nutrient-dense whole food diet that is deeply nourishing and restores good health.
We use tools to help clients better understand how food choice affects overall mood and quality of life. With the help of a food/mood journal, an online Nutritional Assessment Questionnaire that evaluates symptom burden, and an in-person clinical exam we will work with you to create a more balanced sense of well being. You will receive nutrient-dense, whole food recommendations to strengthen digestion, blood sugar control, nutritional deficiencies, and immune health as well as suggestions on lifestyle changes that support optimal health and functioning.
Nutritional Therapy is not intended to replace conventional medicine. Where necessary, dietary changes can be made under the supervision of a medical doctor.