What is Integrative Functional Nutrition?
Intergrative Functional Nutrition (IFN) is a nutrition-based care that is focused on building health by restoring proper physiological function of the body. When you have multiple symptoms that are clues to the ways in which your body is not functioning the way it should be. More and more people are turning to alternatives to taking pharmaceutical medication and looking for natural alternatives for solving their health problems. Taking a nutrition based approach works toward solving the underlying cause of your health problem by assisting the body to restore and heal itself back to health.
We offer comprehensive Integrative Functional Nutrition Programs in several areas. Dr. Plawski works with the best products and provides her patients with many resources they can use to reach their health goals. She is also partnered with Metagenics®, a company who is the leader in functional nutrition for over 30 years.
Dr. Plawski specializes in the following areas:
Inflammation and Stress
Many people suffer from gastrointestinal disorders that can be treated successfully using non-pharmaceutical and natural products as well as diet modification. Using medical food that is formulated to provide specialized macro-and micronutrient support for patients challenged by compromised gut function with digestive disorders including malabsorption. We work to formulate an eating plan that excludes common food allergens and supports healthy gut function.
Most Common GI problems:
IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
Malabsorption and Digestive problems
Gastrointestinal Health disorders can be successfully treated with nutritional products and “medical” food using our 5R GI Restoration Program. Remove food sensitivities from the diet, replace digestive enzymes, reinoculate the GI tract with probiotics, regnerate GI mucosa through diet and retain health and function with nutritional support.
Women’s General Health and Menopause
Women have special needs especially as we get older. We have programs and products that help with:
- Hot Flashes for Women
- Bone density: Osteoopenia and Osteroporosis
- Hormonal Imbalance
- Aging and General Health
- Stress and Sleep problems
- Digestive Problems
Beginning in early menopause, your body needs extra support for energy metabolism, heart health, and bone health. Wellness Essentials® Women’s Prime is formulated to target your unique nutritional needs to help you stay active and vital and maintain overall health.
Many people who suffer from acute and chronic pain do not take advantage of using nutritional products designed to reduce pain and inflammation and speed the recovery of healing. We offer a nutritional and supplemental plan to best suit your injury and stage of healing you are at.
The phases of healing include inflammation, proliferation and remodeling. While most of us are not well versed in the musculoskeletal changes that occur during these phases, it is important to understand how nutrition can influence the healing process.
Inflammation Phase: In the inflammatory phase our goal is to control inflammation and prevent excess inflammation. Excess inflammation will impair blood flow and potentially cause cell damage to the healthy tissue around the injury. During the inflammatory phase, we can take control of inflammation with dietary fats. Dietary fats protect against inflammation because they signal the movement of blood flow and promote the function of immunity cells. Fruits and vegetables will also aid in controlling the inflammatory process because they are rich in antioxidants. While increasing these foods in your diet are helpful most of the times it may not be enough and additional supplemental is necessary.
Proliferation and Remodeling: Our goal now is to prevent atrophy and promote soft tissue repair for return to function. Patients will experience muscle disuse atrophy during these phases. Musculoskeletal injuries are often accompanied by anabolic resistance, which is the reduced ability of the muscle to synthesize protein. We have products that assist with these phases of healing that help patients heal faster and more efficiently to their maximum potential.
Take a natural approach to reducing pain in joints and muscles. We have an extensive product line for reducing pain, improving joint health and maintaining bone density. See our best joint health products below:
Nutritional Program Overview
Detoxification Diet (10-day and 28-day): The Clear Change 10-Day or 28-day Program featuring UltraClear Plus is designed to enhance the body’s natural metabolic detoxification process while providing adequate fuel for both cleansing and other daily activities—providing energy and support for overall well-being. Many people benefit from completing a 10-day metabolic detoxification program up to 3 times per year.
* The 10-day program is ideal for anyone wanting to benefit from an occasional “Spring Cleaning” or somebody who eats a reasonably healthy diet, exercises regularly, and manages stress adequately.
* The 28-day program is ideal for those who present with decreased vitality, individuals who eat a diet heavy in processed food and/or lacking in beneficial phytonutrients , or those who have a sedentary or high-stress lifestyle.
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