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  • Writer's pictureChristina Seibold

Why see a Certified Nutrition Specialist?

This blog post discusses the benefits of seeing a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) with a background in Functional Medicine.

Seeing a functional nutritionist can provide numerous benefits and values, including:

1. Personalized Approach: A functional nutritionist takes into account your unique biochemistry, health history, and specific needs. They develop a personalized plan tailored to your individual requirements, maximizing the effectiveness of your nutrition and lifestyle interventions.

2. Comprehensive Assessment: With advanced training, a Certified Nutrition Specialist can identify potential nutrient deficiencies, imbalances, and underlying root causes that may impact your overall health and well-being. This is done with a comprehensive health history assessment including some functional tests to assess your nutrient status.

3. Targeted Treatment: By understanding your individual biochemistry, a Certified Nutrition Specialist can target specific areas of concern. They can recommend targeted nutritional interventions, lifestyle modifications, and dietary adjustments to optimize your health and address underlying imbalances or deficiencies.

4. Holistic Perspective: Certified Nutrition Specialist consider the interconnectedness of various systems within your body. They look beyond individual symptoms and strive to identify underlying imbalances that contribute to your health concerns. This holistic approach helps address the root causes rather than merely alleviating symptoms.

5. Optimal Nutrient Status: A Certified Nutrition Specialist can determine your nutrient status and identify any deficiencies or excesses with the help of functional tests. They can recommend appropriate dietary modifications and targeted supplementation to optimize your nutrient levels and support your overall health.

6. Root Cause of Imbalance: Certified Nutrition Specialists focus on proactive interventions that address the root cause of your concerns. By analyzing your comprehensive health history, they can identify potential risks or imbalances before they manifest as health issues. This proactive approach empowers you to make informed choices to optimize your health and prevent future health complications.

7. Collaboration with Healthcare Providers: Certified Nutrition Specialists often work collaboratively with other healthcare providers, including doctors, naturopaths, acupuncturists, chiropractors, and integrative practitioners. They can provide valuable insights and work in synergy with your healthcare team to develop a comprehensive and integrative treatment plan.

8. Education and Empowerment of Clients: Certified Nutrition Specialists not only provide recommendations but also educate and empower you to take an active role in your health journey. They explain the significance of imbalances, teach you about nutrition and lifestyle choices, and guide you towards making informed decisions for long-term health and well-being.

9. Advanced Education: Certified Nutrition Specialists are required to have a Master’s Degree or higher as well as a minimum of 1000 hours in supervised nutrition practice. You can trust that this practitioner has put in a rigorous amount of time and work to attain this certification.

Disclaimer: Information in this article is for educational or information purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical advice or consultation with healthcare professionals. Elevate Functional Nutrition LLC does not offer medical advice and assumes no responsibility or liability for the information contained in this post. Always consult a medical professional or other qualified health care provider for medical advice, diagnoses, or treatment.


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