Functional Medicine – Nutrition Therapy to achieve wellness
JO GAMBLE – BA (HONS) DIP CNM AFMCP FELLOW ICT – NUTRITIONAL THERAPIST
As a Functional Medicine Nutritional Therapist consultant I believe in order to achieve wellness, you must first establish the cause of the imbalance. Treating the symptoms do not alleviate the problem, it is merely like putting a plaster on a dirty wound, whilst you can’t see the dirt it is still there. By establishing the interwoven web of mind, body and spirit, it is possible to piece-by-piece rebuild the imbalances causing disease and dysfunction.
As a therapist my approach to nutritional therapy and wellness encompasses the functional medicine approach.
Functional medicine is a unique approach to person centered care, rather than disease focused. The body acts as a dynamic integrated whole with an ever-changing relationship between internal (mind, body and spirit) and external (physical and social environment).
In Functional Medicine, interventions are naturally supportive of the body’s own systems, like nutritional therapy support or correcting harmful lifestyle factors, rather than, the management of the condition with chemical or surgical interventions to compensate for what the body is believed to not be able to do itself.
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