Navigating Wellness Made Easier With Functional Nutrition Counseling

I love guide maps.   Don’t you?

They are full of helpful information. 

Walk into almost any shopping mall and you will often be greeted by a very large map with that all too familiar red star and the encouraging words “you are here”. 

This simple yet effective tool serves as a guiding beacon amidst an overwhelming labyrinth of stores, directing shoppers to their desired destinations. What a relief to have your bearings, right? 

What if I told you that embarking on a healing journey to get well could mirror the easy experience of navigating through a large shopping mall with a “you are here” map guide?   

It can when you work with a functional nutrition counselor.  Functional nutrition counselors are trained professionals who specialize in helping individuals improve their overall health with dietary and lifestyle habits.

So, what does that have to do with guide maps? Let me explain.

Mall maps are designed with clarity and simplicity, giving you a bird’s eye view of the layout with clear labels and markers. They provide a sense of orientation, helping visitors identify their current location, how they may have gotten there, and how to chart a course to where they wish to go. 

Functional nutrition counselors offer similar clarity and simplicity for your journey to better health:  They help you assess your current health status and build a plan to reach your target destination; they help you navigate any challenges that come up along the way and, ultimately, they help you reach your goal of feeling your best. 

Let’s take a more detailed look.

You Are Here: Your Health History

Just as the “You Are Here” marker on a mall map identifies your current location, a functional nutrition counselor begins by understanding your starting point (your current health). This involves comprehensive assessments, including dietary habits, medical history, and any potential nutritional deficiencies. By understanding your current health status, the functional nutrition counselor establishes a baseline for progress and measurement.

Charting The Course: Personalized Recommendations

Once the starting point is established, both the mall map and the functional nutrition counselor proceed to chart a course. In the mall, this involves identifying the desired store and the most efficient route to reach it. 

Similarly, for your optimal health, the functional nutrition counselor identifies what your optimal health goal is and then crafts a tailored plan, comprising dietary adjustments, lifestyle modifications, and targeted interventions to help you get there.

Navigating Obstacles: Addressing Challenges

In your journey through the mall, unexpected obstacles such as crowded walkways or temporary closures may impede progress. 

Likewise, when you are navigating your wellness journey, you may encounter challenges such as cravings, emotional eating triggers, or lack of time to properly prepare meals. Here, the guidance of a functional nutrition counselor becomes invaluable. They provide ongoing support, they troubleshoot obstacles, look for root causes and they adapt the plan as needed to ensure continued progress.

Reaching the Destination: Achieving Optimal Wellness

The journey to better health is not about reaching a specific weight or dietary goals. Instead, it’s about living better longer. Wouldn’t you agree?   It’s about an overall well-being with improved energy levels, enhanced mood, symptom resolution, and reduced risk of chronic diseases.  The joy and happiness good health brings is the ultimate destination in functional nutrition counseling. 

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Yetta Blair, CFNC, CHCC

Yetta is a certified functional nutrition practitioner, holistic cancer coach and speaker. She studied whole-food, plant-based nutrition with T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University. She is a food driven analyst and works with clients to help them use nutrition principles to solve the root causes of their health symptoms. She knows that functional nutrition is the answer to our current healthcare crisis, both for individuals and for society at large, and wants to inform as many people as she can of the power of food to heal. Her promise to clients - if you eat better, you will feel better.