Integrative nutrition is a holistic approach to health and wellness that combines traditional nutrition principles with other complementary and alternative therapies. It is a multi-disciplinary approach that emphasizes the importance of nourishing the body, mind and spirit, and it takes into account the individual’s unique needs, preferences, and life circumstances.
Integrative nutrition practitioners may use a variety of tools to assess the individual’s nutritional status, including dietary analysis, lab testing, and functional assessments. They may also consider factors such as stress, sleep, physical activity, and environmental exposure, in addition to dietary intake, to help identify the root cause of health issues and develop an appropriate plan to address them.
Integrative nutrition plans may include a combination of dietary changes, supplements, and lifestyle modifications, as well as other complementary therapies such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, and mindfulness practices to help improve overall health and well-being.
Integrative nutrition is not a replacement for medical treatment but rather a complementary approach that can be used in conjunction with traditional medical care to improve overall health and well-being. It’s important to note that practitioners of integrative nutrition are not licensed healthcare professionals and they should not be used as a replacement for a licensed healthcare professional, but they can work together to provide a comprehensive care plan for the client.