Do. Or do not. There is no try.
Before the reset can begin, every new patient undergoes a thorough case review, saving money and time in the long-run. Functional Nutrition is individually tailored and geared towards the individual person and her current conditions, lifestyle and goals which range from regaining bodily functions, desired measures or competing in the next Iron Man. Therefore Chris wants to know you as intimately as you’re willing to disclose with him… but you will talk about bowel habits at some point. Find below a short overview what a typical Functional Nutrition consultation process will be like.
How does the 5 step reset process work?
Getting to know each other
01 The case review
02 ThinkFood2 a functional detox – Your first functional nutrition prescription (fx.)
03 ThinkFood14 or ThinkFood30 – Pressing the “Reset” button
04 Re-evalution and specific testing if required
05 fx. Amended functional nutrition with regular check-ups
Getting to know each other
This is the meet and greet where you can come to the practice for an info talk or an initial consultation. You will learn how I believe certain conditions can be positively affected by nutritional and lifestyle changes and why. This is the time to ask questions and receive an informed opinion from an alternatively thinking but classically trained healthcare professional. You will be supplied with plenty of links and reading material relevant to your condition which you should start reading so you are being enabled to take even better care of yourself in the near future. I believe in a relationship on the same informed level between you and myself.
The whole process and way forward will be explained to you and you will be given a first “Medical Symptoms Questionnaire” for you to fill and bring to your next consultation. This form will help to establish your ‘status quo’ during your next consultation and is a corner stone in the whole functional assessment for your Case Review. This initial encounter is often combined or extended to become a proper Case Review consultation.
01 – The case review
This is when we get more intimate and it’s time to disclose about your diet, sleep, emotions, ailments and bowel habits, yes. I deem the microbiome (the combined genetic material of the microorganisms in a particular environment) as the hottest research topic since the discovery of vaccines by Louis Pasteur (Louis Pasteur was a French chemist and microbiologist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization) and I like to quote my teachers from the Institute of Functional Medicine: “If in doubt, treat the gut.”.
But before expensive tests are ordered I need to know from you personally. Your own health related story and when it started to go downhill. The Medical Symptoms Questionnaire will not only help to screen your whole body from head to toe for malfunctions or ailments. It will also help us to establish your current health status quo and set the base line on which to evaluate our treatment success. In order to have something ‘measurable’ you are required to have a basic fasting blood test done with the pathologist which usually includes a lipogram (HDL, LDL, total cholesterol particles and triglycerides), usCRP (ultra sensitive C-reactive protein, an inflammation marker), fasting glucose (your blood sugar), a Full Blood Count and if indicated basic kidney, liver and thyroid function tests.
This will give us a headstart on your treatment as it ensures a comprehensive understanding of possible factors involved and will highlight problems which should be double-checked with your primary care physician or specialist doctor that already knows about your condition. I will consult with your doctor before suggesting any drastic changes or refer to my preferred network of Functional Medicine practitioners.
Detox can be a quite controversial topic. Very often more harm is done and the body depleted from valuable and important nutrients, vitamins and minerals. There is also a lot of money tried to be made by scaremongers that claim to have found the latest substance or device to help with you detoxing from anything that ranges from heavy metals, chemicals, pesticides & herbicides, mycotoxins,
03 – ThinkFood14 or ThinkFood30 – Pressing the “Reset” button
This is what you were looking for. Maybe a little bit of pain or not your usual ‘walk-in-the-park’- 14-30 day elimination diet (including 2 check-ups)