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FUNCTIONAL NUTRITION

FINDING THE RIGHT DIET for you and your goals is tough territory to navigate, and everyone has an opinion about which one is best (which they then promote as loudly as possible on social media). Truth is, there is no one-diet-fit-sall plan, since every single person has a different metabolism, genetic makeup, health history and goals. Enter functional nutrition.

NUTRITION JUNCTION, WHAT’S YOUR FUNCTION?

Functional nutrition is similar to functional medicine in that it involves more than just the treatment of apparent symptoms. “A functional-medicine doctor looks at the big picture and evaluates the body as a whole to determine the root cause of [an issue],” says Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., CNS, board-certified nutrition specialist in (Fair Winds Press, 2017), adding that functional medicine focuses on issue prevention as well as treatment.

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