What is Nutritional Therapy?

Nutritional Theraphy, Food DNA, Jamie Falcon WellnessThe Nutritional Therapy Association teaches a holistic approach to nutrition, relying heavily on the body’s innate wisdom and the fact that our bodies are constantly striving to achieve homeostasis. And therefore,  by properly nourishing our bodies with whole foods and a healthy lifestyle, we can do just that! 

The benefits of Nutritional Therapy include support to achieve optimum energy levels, healthy blood sugar balance, optimum intestinal health and tolerance to a broad range of food groups as well as making sure you are eating the best diet based on your health condition.  I work to find the root cause of your symptoms and work from that point forward to uncover nutritional imbalances or food sensitivities that can be impacting how you feel. Then I provide you with a nutrition plan that  is designed to support the symptoms you are experiencing and the goals you have for your health. 


What is an FNTP? And How is it Different From a “Nutritionist” or “Registered Dietitian”?

A functional nutritional therapy practitioner (FNTP) is trained through the Nutritional Therapy Association. They are a specialized practitioner that performs an in-depth assessment to determine a client's bio-individual needs and utilizes nutritional therapy skills to make lifestyle and wellness recommendations. They acknowledge that there is no “one size fits all” approach to health and wellness. Instead, they recognize bio-individuality and utilize various tools to support a client and his/her wellness goals. The focus of nutritional therapy is a whole food, properly prepared, nutrient dense diet that isn’t a quick fix “diet”, but rather a lifestyle shift.

A nutritionist:  The title "nutritionist" can include individuals with a broad range of credentials and training in nutrition depending on the state in which they live. Not all states regulate this title, therefore this could be anyone who studies nutrition at a 4 year college or perhaps someone who just took a course in nutrition.

A registered dietitian:  (RD/RDN) Registered dietitians are regulated healthcare professionals in the field of nutrition. They are trained and licensed to assess, diagnose and treat nutritional concerns. RDs are highly trained professionals, but they may come from a more traditional vs holistic approach to wellness, and they often practice in hospitals, clinics and research institutions.

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The Nutritional Therapy Approach to Wellness

In my practice, I rely on a variety of tools to assess your bio-individual needs and to make appropriate diet and lifestyle recommendations to help you meet your health goals. These tools include an Initial Interview, Nutritional Assessment Questionnaire (300+ detailed symptom questions), and a Food Journal. Due to COVID, all my consultations are completed virtually. Between scheduled appointments, I have weekly check-ins with my clients via email.

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