Our Nutritional Beliefs:
A comprehensive and holistic approach is necessary to achieve mental health wellness
Optimal health requires synergistic treatment, engaging both body and mind
There are multi-factorial causes for symptoms and one-size-fits-all approaches are flawed
The biological basis of mental illness lends itself to nutrition and lifestyle measures that enhance neuroplasticity and brain resiliency
Individual nutrients in food fuel the biochemistry of the body and form the building blocks for many neurotransmitters and molecules your brain needs to work clearly and efficiently
Our nutritional services honor the power of food and its' innate ability to heal
What does FUNCTIONAL nutrition mean?
Functional nutrition is an evidence-based approach that integrates human biology systems and biochemistry to look for the underlying cause of dysfunction. Practitioners at flourish! emphasize personalized nutrition services where each client is treated as a unique individual with a particular personal history, family history, environment, and lifestyle habits. This approach enables patient-tailored interventions, as opposed to standard one-size-fits all type protocol. Functional nutritional services at flourish!, when combined with therapy, can be a more effective, healing, and natural alternative to psychiatric medications.
WARNING: Side effects of whole food nutrition and mindfulness based therapy can include: feeling a sense of ease and grace; increased energy and vitality; capacity to regulate emotions; and healthy weight loss.
Flourish in 40! -- Our signature program
flourish in 40! is a 7-week individualized program that includes an extensive nutritional and psychosocial assessment; analysis of up to five laboratory tests'; a custom-designed and practical nutritional program that caters to your tastebuds and nutrient needs; shopping lists, meal plans and recipes; weekly consultation with the nutritionist; and a lifestyle protocol for exercise, meditation, and sleep. For the best results we recommend weekly mindfulness psychotherapy, either individual or group, as a way to induce curiosity and awareness of your body, emotions, and experiences as well as supporting you through the 7 week program.