I spend quite a bit of time talking and writing about nutrition from a biochemical perspective, describing how this applies to your health and wellbeing. I don’t spend a lot of time talking and writing about myself, and I don’t intend to because this is about YOU and not me. This week however, I’m sharing with you a bit about me, my approach to nutrition, and how I can help you meet your health and wellness goals. Whether you are looking to lose some weight and generally make some tweaks to improve your overall health, or are looking for answers to unresolved questions you have about why you haven’t gotten better by conventional medical treatment means, I can help you reach your health and wellness goals.
- Struggle with health conditions that aren't getting better
- Take different medications to help relieve symptoms of those health conditions
- Have tried a variety of diet plans and nothing seems to help
- Have lab results that are "normal" and you still don't feel well
- Have begun to believe your illness is all in your head
- Want to optimize your, or your child's health and wellness
- Functional and clinical nutritionist
- Bachelors Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics
- Masters Degree in Public Health
- Masters Degree in Human Nutrition
- Certified Nutrition Specialist
- Together we can address your health and wellness needs to meet your goals
- It’s all about teamwork, we are a team
Here are some examples of what I’ve addressed in partnership with my clients:
- Low energy and fatigue
- Food cravings
- Resistant weight loss and unexplained weight gain
- Hormone imbalances
- Mood disorders
- Neurodegenerative conditions
- Digestive issues
- Skin problems
- Allergies and asthma
- Autoimmune disease
- Diabetes, insulin resistance, and metabolic syndrome
- Cardiovascular disease
- Migraine headache
- Arthritis and joint pain
- Sleep disturbances
If you have any of these conditions, or another chronic, complex condition your problems may be linked to imbalances in immune, metabolic and digestive function.
To appropriately address your health needs, we need to take into account your biochemistry, and uncover the root cause of imbalances that may be contributing to the conditions you have. This is the functional medicine approach, and it looks at you holistically rather than as a set of symptoms. It’s about you as a person. You are not your illness, although you may have an illness. Just like you have fingernails, but you are not fingernails!
All of the systems in your body are connected. When one is not functioning optimally and the root cause is left to persist, it can adversely affect other systems, creating a domino effect of illness and disease.
Medications mask symptoms, leaving us unaware of the continued damage that is occurring within.
Functional nutrition is the core of functional medicine and can help you reach optimal health with natural means (diet, lifestyle, nutrient supplements), whether you have chronic, complex health problems, or just want to improve your health and wellness.
You've changed your diet and nothing seems to work? We aren't just what we eat. We are what our bodies can do with what we eat. Rather than only making sure you are eating right, we need to make sure your body can digest, absorb and use nutrients from the foods you eat. Your diet may be stellar, but if your body can't use those nutrients, your perfect diet doesn't matter much, and won't help you feel better.
All your labs are normal, and you still feel awful? Too often, our conventional lab results are "normal" yet we still don't feel well. While labs may appear "normal" for conventional medical practice, they can be far from optimal and therefore underlying dysfunction can be causing your symptoms. This underlying dysfunction is where our opportunity lies to improve your health.
Why supplements? Nutrient supplementation can be a key factor for improving overall metabolic function, and therefore it can positively impact the issues you are experiencing. Often, due to long standing deficiency and imbalances, the addition of supplemental nutrients can help restore metabolic processes to their optimal state.
At Jennifer Caryn Brand Nutrition, we focus on being healthy first rather than on counting calories, or implementing the latest fad diet. It is important to understand that there is no one size fits all approach. Your plan will be different from anyone else's, and may incorporate aspects of a variety of different dietary philosophies and protocols.
Nutritional needs vary at all stages of life, from infancy to end of life. It is important to address these needs in order to obtain optimal health now, and in the future, and that's why I see clients of all ages.
Nutrition is my passion. As a functional and clinical nutritionist, I'll give you the personal and individualized attention you need to optimize your health.
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If you are ready to challenge the status quo, and look at your health in ways you haven't before, schedule your 30 minute strategy session to work with me!
"Your nutritional needs are as unique as your fingerprint, and they are dictated by your individual biochemistry. As a functional and clinical nutritionist, I can help you interpret your body's nutrient needs and customize a plan to reach your health and wellness goals. This is personalized nutrition."
-Jennifer Caryn Brand, MPH, MS, CNS, Functional and Clinical Nutritionist
Wishing you a delicious weekend!
Functional and Clinical Nutritionist
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