FM Advanced Nutrition Consultation
FM Advanced Nutrition Planning
“When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need.”
Diet is a cornerstone of the Functional Medicine way of healing ailments. The right food is the best medicine in helping us restore balance, replete nutrient deficiencies, heal the gut, and put us on the path of health and vitality. What was a given in our everyday living is now a matter of national debate? There’s no definitive guide on the tenets of a good diet. Every day, there’s a new diet being unleashed in the market and we’re none the wiser. It’s a problem of plenty and with the wide array of options available to us comes the all-important responsibility of making the right choices. But how does one make a good decision in this chaotic environment of fad diets and misinformation that enjoy temporary popularity but leave us feeling more confused than ever before?
At Dr.AnshulGuptaMD, we make it our top priority to help our clients navigate the disconnected world of nutrition. Our Advanced Nutritional Planning service has been specially designed to support, educate and empower. It’s a research-based Functional Medicine Nutrition program that aims to build awareness and mindfulness about food and its downstream effects on our bodies.
What is the scope of Functional Nutrition?
Functional Nutrition takes a holistic approach to health by incorporating food, sleep, stress, fitness, and toxic environmental factors, in an effort to reduce the risk of chronic disease
Most of us view food with the narrow lens of it being a means to sustenance. While that is true, the real role of food is one of information and that too at a cellular level.
The food that we eat informs our cells of the external environment and our cells then take in this information to produce energy and perform other vital functions. And so our health is a true reflection of the kind and quality of the food that we eat.
In Functional Nutrition, the term diet is not limited to the food that we eat, it comprises of everything that we consume - the air we breathe, the water we drink, our digital and media consumption is higher than ever before and these avenues also collectively inform our cells of the external environment - toxins, pollutants, our moods and emotions, our happiness, our frustrations and so on. And our stress level is an amalgamation of our consumption and our ability to process it.
On the one hand, we’re consuming at an alarming rate and on the other hand, we’re leading a sedentary lifestyle. This is the perfect recipe for disaster. Science shows that the human body is not designed to be static for long periods.
Movement and exercise, therefore, form yet another cornerstone of Functional Nutrition. Movement not only counteracts the ill-effects from static postures,it also wakes up the body and mind by increasing blood flow and boosting metabolism, which helps us to be more productive throughout the day.
Rest and Sleep
As much as movement is important for our well-being, rest is just as important. Rest turns on our parasympathetic nervous system which relaxes our body after periods of stress or danger. It also helps run life-sustaining processes, like digestion, during times when you feel safe and relaxed.
And sleep is a big part of rest. Sleep is essential to achieve the best state of physical and mental health. Research suggests that sleep plays an important role in learning, memory, mood, and judgment.
Toxic Environmental factors
Our endocrine system includes different glands — like the thyroid or pituitary gland — that produce hormones. These hormones help regulate body functions.
Toxins are artificial chemicals that interfere with the proper functioning of our hormones. And environmental toxins are everywhere - the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe, cleaning products, cosmetics, plasticware, and other household items. The impact of these toxins is something worth considering for sure.
What can you expect from our world-class Functional Nutrition Program?
The success of a nutrition program depends on extensive research in human nutrition. Dr. Anshul Gupta has spent years studying the correlation between diet and disease and our program has been forged from such in-depth investigation and exploration.
Our diet plans are thorough and always in sync with the latest research.
A personalized diet plan
Not all people are made equal and not all diets are the same. At AnshulGuptaMD, we play matchmakers in helping you arrive at the best diet for your given condition.
We do a comprehensive evaluation of your current condition, study your lab work and take into account your medical history and your dietary preferences in making the perfect diet plan for you.
This diet plan is personalized to be the right fit for you and your body. Needless to say, the plan will be personalized to include stress management, movement and sleep.
Access to information
We’re not going to ask you to change your diet & lifestyle and leave you high and dry. We’ll adequately equip you with meal plans, recipe booklets, handouts on various topics, and more!
Help you implement the plan
Let’s face it! In our big busy worlds, making dietary & lifestyle changes is no small task. It’s going to call for active participation, planning, and preparation. It can often feel like an uphill task and leave us feeling hopeless and frustrated.
But worry not, we’ve got you covered. Our Functional Medicine Health Coaches will support you and hand-hold you all the way to success. They’re available to answer your questions, help you plan, and hold you accountable.
You can read more about health coaching here (hyperlink to the health coaching page)
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