Do you have concerns with any of the following?
- Mood disorders, anxiety, depression, body image, and emotional eating
- Fatigue, energy, and sleep
- Digestive health – bloating, IBS, SIBO, Candida, constipation, diarrhea, diagnosed digestive disorders
- Muscle and joint pain – osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis
- Women’s health – irregular, painful, non-existant cycles
- Reproductive health – both male and female including Endometriosis, PCOS
- Fertility -pre-conception and post care
- Male vitality and longevity
- Weight loss, weight gain
- Thyroid function
- Allergies/food intolerance/ food sensitivities
- Skin conditions
- High blood pressure/cardiovascular conditions
- Blood sugar control /diabetes/metabolic syndrome
- General health, diet & lifestyle support
If you said yes to any of the above, a nutritionist may be exactly what you need.
Nutritional medicine is a holistic approach to the interactions of both nutrition and environment on human health. All humans are unique in terms of biochemistry, metabolism, anatomy, and genetics and should be treated as such. Nutritional medicine is deeply science-based.
Many health conditions can be traced back to a nutritional deficiency. Deficiencies are far more common than people think. A deficiency can be due to farming methods, poor soil quality, drugs (prescription and recreational), toxins in our environment (cosmetics, household cleaners, pollution), food processing, digestive issues, and poor food choices.
The world we live in is extremely different from our ancestors. The pressure we put on our bodies physically, socially and emotionally causes more chronic disease than anything else. Our bodies are not designed to digest and break down processed foods, chemicals or synthetics. Residual toxicity, genetics, environmental factors, lifestyle, and chronic illness are the many reasons why we are functioning at less than our optimum.
A nutritionist asks the questions, “What has caused this problem?” and “What can we do to restore function using food as medicine and lifestyle changes?”. In other words, t is about finding out the root cause and not just covering up the symptoms.
If you’re interested in healing naturally, balancing your body chemistry, and restoring your health instead of the band-aid fix that usually never lasts, then you’re on the right page. A nutritionist can help you on your path to healing.
As a nutritionist, treatment protocols are tailored to the individual. Functional Pathology and Evidence-Based Practice are applied.
Elizabeth Pattalis is very supportive of working with orthodox medicine and alternative medicine models to maintain holistic health care. She will work with you to achieve optimal health now and in the future. Prevention is always a key focus in her treatment plans too.
As stated by Thomas Edison, “The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease”