Functional Nutrition Tools
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The Institute for Functional Medicine
Functional Nutrition Lab Testing Interpretation & Intervention
The purpose of functional lab testing is to evaluate nutritional, biochemical, or physiological imbalance. In other words, it gives a deeper look into what's going on in the body so we can target specific areas as we personalize your nutritional interventions.
Note: Functional lab tests recommendations are used for information purposes only and are not intended to diagnose or treat disease.
The variations in our genes make us unique from one another. Genetic variation determines not only the color of our eyes and hair, but how we metabolize and utilize the foods, nutrients and supplements we ingest.
Nutrigenetics refers to how we respond to nutrients based on our genetic profile.
Nutrigenomics explores how food and nutrients change the way our genes express themselves.
Working with both Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics allows for the development of recommendations that are personalized, targeted and actionable. Research suggests that our unique genetic makeup influences the outcome of our health when taking our diet, environment and our lifestyle into consideration. Your daily choices and a personalized nutrition approach are viable and sustainable ways to reduce the risk of disease and keep your health in check.
Food Sensitivity Testing Interpretation (LEAP/MRT)
Sensitivities to foods and food chemicals can be involved in a wide array of painful symptoms and chronic health conditions. If foods and additives in your diet are causing your illness, whatever medications you take will only mask the symptoms. They don't treat the underlying cause of the symptoms. And as is too often the case, many medications have side effects that can lead to other health problems.
Food and chemical sensitivities can be involved in a wide array of painful symptoms, such as migraines and fibromyalgia, arthritis and chronic fatigue. The LEAP® program can help you quickly overcome even the most troublesome food sensitivity related problems. We will complete your MRT® testing, then put your LEAP Anti-Inflammatory Eating Plan into action.
The term detoxification refers to our body's natural ability to transfer and eliminate toxins. Toxins can derive from chemical pollutants, heavy metals, pesticides, drugs, alcohol, active/passive cigarette smoking, and food additives. However, toxins can also come from normal metabolism and intestinal build-up of unhealthy bacteria within your own body.
A number of symptoms and conditions have been associated with possible toxic exposures and toxicity, including:
Chronic fatigue syndrome
The Clear Change® Program enhances the body’s natural metabolic detoxification process while providing adequate fuel for both cleansing and other daily activities, supporting energy metabolism and overall well-being. It includes science-based nutritional recommendations for balanced metabolic detoxification support, along with a simple eating plan that removes common foods that can increase internal burden. Best of all, you can still enjoy a variety of solid foods without going hungry.*
Dynamic, Personalized Meal Planning with Recipes
Living Renewed's personalized meal planning program is designed to empower you to achieve your nutrition and healthy eating goals. You will be prescribed a therapeutic meal plan, loaded with functional foods as we address your health concerns, reflecting our "whole food as medicine," holistic approach.
You can also take advantage of our interactive and customizable meal planning tool, that includes recipes, shopping lists, macros and nutrition information with easy-to-follow directions for people of all cooking levels (see video). Access to this tool is included for free when you enroll in our Rebalance & Renew program.
Weekly plans are thoughtfully curated by Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and culinary professionals to meet the guidelines for a variety of nutrition prescriptions. See some available plans below. Sign up for a FREE trial. No credit card required.
Dynamic, Digital, Personalized Meal Planning Free 3-Day Trial
This 28-Day Refresh is a great way to get your metabolism humming and jump-start your health. It contains selected low-glycemic recipes aimed at stabilizing blood sugar, maintaining a healthy weight, and promoting healthy digestion, among other benefits. 3-Day FREE trial. No credit card required.
This 3-Day anti-inflammatory plan contains low-glycemic recipes aimed at stabilizing blood sugar, maintaining a healthy weight, and reducing inflammation associated with many chronic diseases. 3-Day FREE trial. No credit card required.
These plans contain 100% plant-based recipes that are rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients, known to be anti-inflammatory. Recipes are full of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and plant proteins making them nutritious as well as delicious. 3-Day FREE trial. No credit card required.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Designed for women with PCOS. It contains low-glycemic recipes aimed at stabilizing blood sugar, lowering insulin levels, maintaining a healthy weight, normalizing hormones, and reducing inflammation often associated with this condition. 3-Day FREE trial. No credit card required.
This flexible plan is completely customizable and contains simple recipes the whole family can enjoy. All of our delicious recipes are extensively tested and feature whole food ingredients with easy-to-follow directions for people of all cooking levels. 3-Day FREE trial. No credit card required.