You’ve heard the old saying, “you are what you eat.” It’s true! Your body draws what it needs to survive and hopefully thrive from the foods you eat. Food is fuel for your cells. The food you eat can sometimes affect you negatively. The wrong foods can cause inflammation. Inflammation leads to symptoms like bloating, constipation, IBS, fatigue, body aches, and more. These symptoms can be used as clues to pinpoint suboptimal functioning of your body. This is where Functional Nutrition can help you!
Functional Nutrition is nutrition-based care that is focused on building health by restoring proper physiological functioning of the body and the digestive system. At ITR Physical Therapy, your functional nutritionist will analyze the whole picture — diet, symptoms, illness history, medications, lifestyle, toxic exposure, history of antibiotic use, stress, lab work, etc. Your functional nutritionist is able to put together an overall plan that will serve as a guiding star to get the personalized nutrition you need to help your body to regain health and prevent illness. Proper nutrition will help your body achieve and maintain the gains you make alongside manual and physical therapy.