functional diagnostic nutrition®

unlock the power of food to heal your body, prevent disease, and achieve vitality

Functional Diagnostic Nutrition (FDN) allows us to work in partnership with your body while we explore the most appropriate food and nutrients to keep you functioning well and feeling good. As a Functional Diagnostic Practitioner (FDN-P), my job is to help uncover the underlying contributors to your body’s imbalance. Everyone is different. The one thing we all have in common is this, in “every body,” symptoms are the last thing to occur.

Using functional diagnostic lab testing as appropriate, clinical correlation of symptoms, and a complete holistic process, we uncover the hidden food and chemical triggers, hormone imbalances, compromised immune and organ function, all causing distress within your body. These findings allow us to identify the healing opportunities that will enable your body to engage its innate healing response, build your vital reserves, and resolve the underlying root cause of your symptoms. This process, over time, can restore your health.

It all begins with a comprehensive health history and a conversation exploring your current lifestyle habits: how you eat, how you sleep, how you move your body, and how you cope with everyday stress. As we work together, I’ll explain the different types of lab testing available – the diagnostic tools that offer you a more in-depth look at the function inside your body. Think of it as insider information explicitly designed to help us move more expeditiously, uncovering the hidden stressors that are depleting your vital reserves and contributing to a whole host of symptoms.

Those symptoms you’ve been living with like bloating, cramping, gas, constipation, diarrhea, eczema, psoriasis, acne, headaches, sleep issues, anxiety, dizziness and fatigue are not normal.

They are imbalances in your body that have been holding you back from living your best life. With the information we discover through the lab testing, as well as learning about your emotional and environmental stress, we will create a personalized self-care lifestyle protocol just for you. Over time on this program, we aim to see your symptoms diminish and eventually disappear.

deeply understand & experience the healing powers of functional nutrition

  • How to stabilize your mood, fight fatigue, and promote mental clarity through the power of food so that you can feel rejuvenated and more alive than you ever thought possible.

  • The ins and outs of today’s most popular diets, how food informs every cell of your being and determines which foods work the best for your body.

  • Protocols to help balance your blood sugar and your hormones, slow the aging process, and support organ function so you can achieve an optimal state of wellbeing.

  • Heal your gut and heal associated health complaints..

  • How to improve your digestion, fight inflammation, get glowing skin, and sleep better, so you can take back control of your body, and ultimately, your life.

  • Eating as a practice of stewardship and sustainability for people and the planet.

  • Lifestyle changes you can make to prevent disease, enhance function, and promote longevity.

By nature’s divine design and innate intelligence, the human body is always working to bring itself back into balance. Too often, it is the hidden imbalances inside your body that have been holding you back from living your best life. Treating your whole body, non-specifically, and correlating your symptoms with the information we gather from diagnostic lab testing, as well as learning about your emotional and environmental stress; we will create a personalized protocol just for you. Overtime on this program, we aim to see your symptoms diminish and eventually disappear.

emergewell + co functional nutrition program

We customize each program to fit our clients unique wellness needs and stage of care. Below is an overview of our approach.

Overall Philosophy: Food, Thy Medicine

At our core, we believe in using food as medicine. We believe food should be functional, or as Hippocrates said, “let food be thy medicine, and thy medicine be food.” Your diet should work for you. It should fight inflammation, heal the gut, make skin glow, balance hormones, and more. In this program, Sheila dives deeper into the philosophy that food is a trail to optimal wellbeing.

Food Intolerances & The Elimination Diet: Discovering the Foods that Hinder Your Body, Mind, and Mood.

Unfortunately, for many of us, certain foods (even some labeled the “healthy” ones) can have adverse reactions inside the body and unwanted side effects when we consume them. In this module, you’ll discover what food intolerances look like, what science has to say about them, and then explains how to clarify the best foods for every person’s system through an elimination diet.

not really sure where to begin?

have you been struggling to get answers to why you’re not feeling well?

Are you ready to heal, be happy and live your richest life? Schedule a 1:1 Clarity Call with Sheila to discuss your personal situation and how to take your first steps toward healing.

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