Kristy HallCertified Health and Nutrition Coach
How Living Well Nutrition is Different From Working with a Dietician
There are many illnesses that can be helped through proper nutrition and dietetic guidance. If you suffer from heart disease or diabetes, for example, your doctor may refer you to a registered dietician. The dietician will then prescribe for you a diet based on our specific diagnosis.
At Living Well Nutrition we go beyond a diagnosis-based diet. Our specialty is referred to as Functional Nutrition which is a part of the field of Functional Medicine. We look at how food affects your body on a cellular level. That means you won’t just be handed a standardized diet and sent home!
Functional Nutrition goes much deeper, often working with your doctor as we search for the actual cause of your diagnosis. Rather than managing your disease condition (your symptoms), we aim to provide true health care.
Looking for a cause involves layering various bits of information.
First, your diagnosis and lab work is taken into consideration. Second, your health history, lifestyle, and family history is considered. Third, the impact of your current diet, nutrient status, and food sensitivities are considered. Finally, your epigenetics are tested and researched.
What are epigenetics? Epigenetics are the expression of your genes that you got from your parents. This is different from just looking at the genes (or the DNA) that you inherited, the things that make our eyes blue or green or brown, for example.
The expression of your genes are a direct reflection of your nutrient status (what you eat) and your environment (this includes exposure to chemicals, stresses, and many other factors.) Our genes are very responsive to these inputs.
Like an artist will apply layers of paint to achieve the final painting, we layer the information to get a complete picture of your health.
This approach to your health is not for everyone. Some people want to be given a diet to follow and that’s it. They will take their medication and follow the diet to the letter. That is their choice.
Others are not willing to live with a diagnosis. They know that their diagnosis doesn’t have to be permanent. They believe they can control and regain complete health. These people realize that they will have to make some changes in their lives, that what they have been doing is not working. They are willing to do the work to regain their health. They are ready to change their diet and lifestyle. And, they are ready to invest in their health in terms of finding the information needed to get to the root cause. Those are the people who come to Living Well Nutrition.
Living Well Nutrition partners with you to optimize your health. Does this mean you’ll have more energy and fewer symptoms? Yes! Does is mean you’ll lose all the diagnoses you may have? Maybe. While we don’t promise miracle cures for every patient, we have seen and experienced firsthand how amazing the human body is. We know that when we support the body’s natural healing, then wonderful things do happen.
Experience a different kind of health care with Living Well Nutrition.
Call us at 970-685-8531 for a consultation today.
Interested in learning more about Functional Nutrition and Medicine and how this new approach works?
Introduction to Functional Medicine, by David S. Jones, MD, and Sheila Quinn is a 9 page PDF that is a great start.
Read more from Jeffrey Bland, PhD, called ““The godfather of functional medicine” by Dr. Mehmet Oz
Dr. Bland’s book, The Disease Delusion has received praise from Dr. Oz and other notable health experts including David Jones, MD, President, Institute for Functional Medicine; Mimi Guarneri MD, FACC, President American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine, and Daniel G. Amen, MD, Founder, Amen Clinics and multiple NY Times bestselling author.
Image of food and epigenetics from Genetic Science Learning Center. “Nutrition & the Epigenome.” Learn.Genetics.July 15, 2013.
Kristy Hall, MS, RNCP, ROHP
Board Certified, Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition
704 N Taft Ave
I often hear from clients, "There's not so much gold in the golden years!" I aim to help people put that gold back into their golden years.
By layering your current health diagnoses, lifestyle and genetic weaknesses, I can work with you to custom tailor a food and lifestyle modification plan that will get you back on the path to living an active and exciting life!
So be prepared to get that "Gold" back in your life!