If you 're feeling stuck, you're not alone. Taking time to look at the BIG picture of factors contributing to your current health is important to identifying root causes.
All too often, we put our health on the back burner. Every day, research is showing that diet, lifestyle and environmental factors have a tremendous impact on our wellness today and throughout our lifespan.
You are unique. Factors such as genetics, environment, diet, lifestyle and exercise all have a significant impact on your wellness, energy levels and your ability to live life to the fullest. Integrative and Functional Nutrition offers a personalized approach to help feel your best.
Shauna Prouten is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and Integrative Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner (IFNCP). She is registered under the College of Dietitians of British Columbia and a member of Dietitians of Canada for 30 years and believes in a lifestyle medicine approach to wellness.
A functional nutrition assessment is a comprehensive review of diet, lifestyle, environmental,and genetic factors that are contributing to your current health picture. It may involve further laboratory testing to help identify root causes, systems imbalances and nutritional deficiencies.
Chronic inflammatory conditions are complex and there are often multiple contributing factors. Taking time to do a thorough assessment helps identify root causes and can help reduce inflammation and may slow or even reverse disease. Functional Nutrition offers a personalized approach and puts you in the driver's seat of your nutrition care plan.
"In an attempt to improve my health, I dove head first into fitness training but had no clue about how to nourish my body. I met with Shauna to discuss how to optimize my nutrition and eat optimally. Shauna is approachable, laid back and a wealth of knowledge regarding healthy eating habits. She took a comprehensive health history and considered my goals and health concerns and shared effective, simple strategies to help me eat well. Shauna shared digestible, bite-sized information to empower me to make healthier and informed choices that considered my food selection, my hormones, and overall gut health. I highly recommend Shauna and her expertise to anyone ready to empower their health through conscious, informed food choices." Lesley S.
"I have to say a few words, regarding Shauna Prouten and her nutrition expertise. In the past few years, I have been frustrated with some memory loss and ongoing struggles with my weight. I asked Shauna for her advice and maybe a direction I can strive to maintain. Am I ever glad I did! We had a couple of relaxed counselling sessions, and I am constantly impressed with her calm demeanour, patience and seemingly endless array of knowledge. The personal written recommendations she provided, have helped me a lot and I see a very positive difference in my day to day living." Carmen O.
To date there are a limited number of practitioners offering Functional Nutrition Services on Vancouver Island. It is an evidence- based approach and all recommendations are supported by research findings. Shauna is a Registered Dietitian with 30 years of nutrition expertise who can help you make sense of current nutrition information in the popular media. Sign up for our newsletter and our Blog and receive regular updates and great recipes for free.
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