Functional Nutrition for Mental Health
Functional nutrition is an integrative, systems-oriented approach that considers the impact of diet and lifestyle on overall health. This practice focuses on food, sleep, lifestyle, stress management, mind-body considerations, genetic factors, environment, and potential root cause issues. All of these factors have a significant influence on wellness and can be optimized specifically to support mental health. In this approach, food is more than a source of fuel and pleasure. It can be leveraged as a tool to address imbalances and build ongoing physical, mental, and emotional health. This is an optional service that is available as part of your counseling therapy. Not everyone wants or needs to incorporate a functional nutrition plan, but it can be an effective support tool when talk therapy alone is not enough to access desired results.