Nutritional Therapists guide people to healing using the power of food and wellness as medicine. We focus on each individual's unique history, body type and chemistry to make sure that each foundation is working properly to ensure the body is functioning at its highest potential. We do this based off a series of questionnaires, food and mood journals, laboratory tests, interviews, hands on assessments and 100's of hours of education and clinical work that help us determine which pathway needs the most support. (ie. Digestion, blood sugar, lifestyle and diet.)
Our Functional Nutritional Therapist's have additional specialized training in the Functional Clinical Assessment (FCA). This is a hands on assessment used to "discern a client's bio-individual needs and utilizes advanced nutritional therapy skills to restore balance and functionality in the body." - Nutritional Therapy Association
Basically, it is a way to allow your body to communicate directly to us what it needs in order to thrive. Can't lie, it is really, really cool. For more info on the FCA go here.
Most importantly, we strive to empower our client's with the tools and knowledge they need to heal themselves from the inside out, starting at the roots.
Upon graduation, an FNTP has received a minimum of 325 curricular hours, a minimum of 65 hours of in-person, hands-on training, coupled with a minimum of 6 hours of testing (midterm and final written and practical examinations.)
Any other questions on who we are, what we do and how we do it? Just ask! Jenn@PineLaurelWellness.com