Early in my career, while practicing as a sports nutritionist, I became interested in functional medicine and its distinctive approach to health and disease. I believe that individualized care provides the core to helping people achieve their health goals. My practice focuses on finding the root causes of why you may not be feeling well– as well as supporting you through the behavior changes required to change your lifestyle–finding what works for you.
Functional medicine is a methodical, systems biology approach to identifying the root causes of ill health and recognizes that likely all of your history has brought you to where you are at today. It is grounded in science and most practitioners—physicians, nurses, nutritionists etc., who practice it, use it alongside conventional medicine. As a nutritionist, part of why functional medicine makes so much sense to me is because it strongly recognizes the enormous role nutrients play in just about every pathway in the body and in particular, the digestive tract. The role of the gut microbiome to health is growing in leaps and bounds. A healthy gut microflora (gut bugs) is essential to overall good health.
I have extensive post graduate training in integrative/functional medicine and am a member of both the Institute For Functional Medicine and Dietitian’s in Integrative and Functional Medicine and the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy
Positive change occurs with commitment, practice and valuing the change you want to make.
How much follow up you will need will depend on your goals and what you wish to achieve. Some people just need a “tune up”, while others need more accountability for longer periods of time.
Making an investment in yourself initiates reflection and commitment to change. My expectation of you is to be committed to working towards your goals and to communicate those goals to me. My goal when working with you is finding a healthier state of living from when you started.
Cindy's extensive clinical experience includes:
- Digestive health including: Celiac disease and Non-Celiac Gluten Intolerance (NCGI), GERD, Crohns Disease/Ulcerative Colitis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome and the FODMAPs.
- Cardiovascular health, Pre-diabetes and Type II diabetes.
- The value of lower-carbohydrate eating: who benefits the most and how low do you go?
- Nutrigenomics- how your genes affect the foods you eat.
- Sports Nutrition
- Eating Disorders
- Safe supplement use.