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We Offer Functional Nutrition Services in Lafayette, CO

Our treatments are rooted in the philosophy that the body and brain can heal naturally with non-invasive treatment methods and nutritional therapies.

At Austin Functional Wellness Center, we believe that combining functional nutrition and functional neurology can be the ultimate foundation for both preventing illness and healing conditions. Often, our patients enter care at our office after having been to several other practitioners. Many times they have already tried to deal with their health concerns, including brain fog, fatigue, weight gain/loss, diabetes, digestive issues, cholesterol imbalance, headaches, etc., with costly testing, medications, and/or surgery—with varying degrees of success. At Austin Functional Wellness the services of a functional neurologist and functional nutritionist are both available, improving your chances of success in dealing with the challenging ongoing problems you’ve been facing. 

Functional Nutrition

As a functional nutritionist, Dr. Paul’s view of nutrition includes not only WHAT we eat, but HOW, WHEN, WHY, and WHERE we eat. He asserts that even when you believe that you have a “healthy” diet, if you eat too fast, while angry, stressed, or in front of a computer, then you may not actually be absorbing or digesting these essential nutrients.  You also may not be absorbing your nutrition if you have “Leaky Gut” due to hidden sources of inflammation from food sensitivities or dysbiosis. Dr. Paul can test for and then treat these complex and harmful conditions. 

Once a comprehensive evaluation is done, previous testing is evaluated and/or new lab work has been performed, Dr. Paul will help you navigate the complexities of a personalized functional nutrition plan that addresses your unique needs. Or he may refer you to a qualified Certified Nutritionist here locally.

What Happens when you Visit a Functional Nutrition Practitioner?

A functional nutrition practitioner uses a multi-pronged diagnostic evaluation to assess the relationship between your brain and your nutritional status either as a SOLUTION or a CAUSE to your symptoms. You will first be required to complete an comprehensive New Patient intake before undergoing other tests.

Some of the assessment tools may include:

  1. Brain Health & Nutrition Assessment Form: This is a personalized nutritional deficiency test questionnaire that assesses symptoms associated with organ systems, metabolic function, nutrition and brain dysfunction.

  2. Brain Region Localization Forms:  Dr. Paul uses these to help assess potential dysfunction in specific areas of your brain.  This can help to target specific brain or body areas or functions during the physical exam and this helps him with the therapies that he recommends.

  3. Functional Laboratory Tests: Dr. Paul follows up the history and questionnaires by performing standardized medical blood tests, MTHFR genetic testing, Micronutrient testing, Cortisol testing, Food Sensitivity testing and many others to check for imbalances in blood chemistry and immune function.  Dr. Paul, our functional medicine nutritionist uses the information from testing to assess for dysfunction and hidden sources of inflammation in your gut and body.  (Remember that the immune system regulates inflammation). Chronic unregulated inflammation from nutritional imbalances can lead to excess weight, gut issues, bone and joint pain, brain fog, poor memory, dizziness, sexual dysfunction, low energy, mood disorders and many other problems.

  4. Nourishment Logs: Instead of simply tracking how much and what you eat, the functional diagnostic nutritionist looks for patterns in your GI symptoms, emotions, bowel movements, energy level, sleep and physical activity, water consumption, and where/when/speed of snacks and meals.

After this exhaustive evaluation, the functional nutrition specialist at Austin Functional Wellness will prepare a personalized Functional Wellness Plan depending on the findings, investment, goals, and lifestyle. 

Dr. Paul is your Functional Nutrition Coach in Lafayette, CO

The Functional Wellness Plan prepared by Dr. Paul is tailored to your lifestyle, condition, and priorities. As your functional nutrition coach, Dr. Paul uses various hands-on and diagnostic techniques to conduct a comprehensive analysis of your body’s physiological and biochemical function to address the contributing causes of your symptoms and conditions. Call him today for a detailed analysis and treatment.

What People Say

Patients’ Testimonials

Brendan Wall
Brendan Wall
2022-01-17
I came to Dr. Austin after experiencing dizziness for 3+ months. I had seen several specialists and nothing was working to make me feel better. After a month working with Dr. Austin, I am no longer dizzy. He is not only a great chiropractor, but an excellent neurologist, and a holistic practitioner. I could not recommend him enough!
Margaret Balhoff
Margaret Balhoff
2021-03-20
Dr. Austin is incredibly knowledgeable about neurology and the brain. He is quite specific in his assessment and able to prescribe targeted exercises to help improve vision and balance. Dr. Austin is enthusiastic and passionate about his work, and cares deeply about helping his patients lead healthier, more enjoyable lives! I recommend him to my concussion clients to help with their recovery.
Phyllis Kretsch
Phyllis Kretsch
2021-03-08
Dr Austin saw me on an emergency basis. I was in so much pain and he found time for me on short notice. He diagnosed my issue with precision and clarity and helped me understand what I needed to do going forward . In a very short time I felt so much better and was also helped toward future wellness.
Stacey Phillips
Stacey Phillips
2021-02-08
I’m not even sure where to begin when I talk about Dr. Paul. His wealth of knowledge and ability to treat difficult problems that have plagued people for years is truly astounding. I have heard countless stories of lives changed through his work. I went to Paul (I’m using his first name because we so quickly became friends) because I wanted to see what all of the amazing tools in his office could do and to see if he could help me with eye-hand coordination. I came away with so much more! He also helped me with balance, timing, memory, and pain. And those are just the things I’m aware of; I’m sure he helped me with other things that only my body knows. Paul takes the time to thoroughly test and figure out where your body needs help and then he gets right to work teaching your body how to function at its best. His work can help with countless struggles and ailments from traumatic brain injury to ADD and everything in between. We are all different and have very different needs. To learn how Dr. Paul can help you, his beautiful website is one place to start. However, a phone call and/or consultation in his office will open you up to his brilliance and caring heart.
Phil Hendricks
Phil Hendricks
2020-08-21
I first went to see Dr. Paul Austin about 10 years ago after trying my family MD to resolve very painful muscle spasms in my back without long-term success. They'd always come back intermittently. I was an admitted skeptic about chiropractors, but decided to try Dr. Austin on a friend's recommendation. The two words I can think of to describe my experience with treatment by Paul are "life changing". After following his prescribed exercises, along with his expert adjustments, I was pain free and have had no muscles spasms in my back for nearly 10 years. This summer I started having some pain in my neck and left arm. This time my family physician actually recommend that I try Dr. Austin again. After 5 treatments and some exercises, the pain is gone. No meds. No surgery. For me, the term "miracle worker" is not too strong in describing the value Dr. Austin has brought to improving my quality of life. Now I'm planning to stay on a regular tune-up regimen. I highly recommend Dr. Austin to anyone looking for pain relief, greater flexibility or other functional improvement, or any other aspect of improving how your body supports a better quality of life.
Lisa Citarella
Lisa Citarella
2020-07-18
Dr Paul Austin is an extremely caring and educated doctor. I love that he has experience in sport chiropractic and neurology. What a great combo! His level of professionalism is also outstanding. It is a pleasure to recommend such a highly qualified professional.
Mandi Gutierrez
Mandi Gutierrez
2020-06-05
Dr. Austin is absolutely incredible. He is extremely knowledgeable and cares 1000% about his clients. I have struggled with dizziness daily since October 2019 and after going doctor to doctor with zero real answers, I found Dr. Austin, who diagnosed me on my very first visit! Within two visits he adjusted me based on my diagnosis and the issue at hand, as well as taught me treatments and exercises that have immensely helped with being dizzy 24/7. I feel about 80-90% better and back to normal every day now! Thank you so much, Dr. Austin! I cannot recommend you and your practice enough.
Jackie Nichols
Jackie Nichols
2020-06-03
"The best there is, for me... Always friendly and really cares about your well being !
Julia Munson
Julia Munson
2020-04-29
I've known Dr. Austin for almost 20 years and can attest to what a brilliant practitioner he is. He is kind, warm, smart and so dedicated to his patients. He is a highly gifted chiropractor with the added benefit of understanding SO much about how our brains work. Over the years I've consulted him around nutrition, energy levels, sleep problems while also receiving top notch adjustments. He's a vital part of my healthcare team.
Ivy Worsham
Ivy Worsham
2019-10-12
Dr. Austin is my first phone call every time I have the opportunity to fly back home. I always feel ten times better walking out of his office then I did walking in. He has helped me with chronic neck, sinus, and herniated disc issues. I just wish he made house calls in different states! Thanks for keeping me functioning at my best, you're a life saver Dr. Austin!!

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