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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.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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