Why Use a Functional Medicine Nutritionist and Health Coach?

Why Use a Functional Medicine Nutritionist        and Health Coach?

A new scientific study was just published showing that using a Functional Medicine Coach can bring remarkable results to your health goals.

The study entitled, “Practice Brief: Functional Medicine Health Coaching: A Path to Positive Health” by Andrea Cook, Ph.D. and Sandra Scheinbaum, Ph.D. of the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy (a division of the world renown Institute for Functional Medicine) appears in the latest Spring 2018 edition of the International Positive Psychology Association’s, Practice & Training Approaches.

Here are some excerpts from the article*.

“Health coaching is an emerging field that helps mobilize clients to engage in decision making and attitude change that leads to positive health behaviors, increased health assets, and improved health outcomes (Rotegard, Moore, Fagermoen, & Ruland, 2010; Sharma, Willard-Grace, Hessler, Bodenheimer, & Thom, 2016).”

“Health coaches are professionals from diverse backgrounds who work with individuals and groups to facilitate and empower clients to achieve health-related goals (Jordan, Wolever, Lawson, & Moore, 2015). They are an important part of a collaborative care team, and their use by practitioners continues to grow (The Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM), 2016).”

“Functional Medicine (FM) is a medical model that focuses on detecting core clinical imbalances that underlie disease expression (e.g. hormonal, neurotransmitter, detoxification, immune, digestive, and structural), and identifying antecedent events and lifestyle factors that contribute to the expression and maintenance of chronic disease (Jones, 2010). FM health coaches support treatment by encouraging clients to explore potential contributing factors, and to take an active role in their own health.”

The results of the study were not surprising, given the many thousands of testimonies of people just like me and you. The article states in their conclusions: “Specifically, Functional Medicine Health Coaching significantly reduced client-reported medical symptoms and increased self-reported physical and mental health”.

At the Arthritis Care & Research Center, Dr. Smitha Reddy and I have designed a complete Pain Management Program to help you reduce your inflammation and pain and reverse your autoimmune disease symptoms.

We aim for the quickest results possible at a pace that you can handle, without wasting time or money.

As an Autoimmune Research Scientist and Functional Nutritionist, I develop your personalized testing plan to determine your nutrigenomic, microbiome, toxicity and pathogen profiles, and design your functional protocols based on your unique needs.

And, having successfully overcome 17 years of disabling illness with seven autoimmune diseases myself, I am uniquely qualified as a Functional Coach to guide you through your health journey with a level of understanding and compassion that you’ve probably been missing. It’s my passion and my joy to help you get your life back!

If you suffer from an autoimmune disease, there is hope. With the latest medical advances in functional medicine, we now know that autoimmune diseases are both preventable, and in many cases, reversible. You can feel better!

Our new Pain Management Nutrition Program can get you started with affordable, monthly visits either in our office or via convenient video consultations right on your computer or phone.

Make an appointment to start your healing journey today!
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In Ultimate Health,


Dorinda A. Smith, MS
Autoimmune Research Scientist -Functional Nutritionist

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