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Nutrition: What is it and why is it important?
What is Functional Nutrition Lab? Overdose disease - hypervitaminosis D headache , weakness, disturbed digestion, increased blood pressure, and tissue calcification. Vitamin K and vitamin E are essential to the blood clotting process. Your digestive system extends from your mouth to your anus and includes accessory organs such as your liver and gallbladder. Excess - hypernatremia - can also cause cells to malfunction, extremely high levels can be fatal. Water and potassium are required to maintain proper blood volume. Subscribe Your privacy is important to us.

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What is Functional Nutrition Lab?

It's very easy to finish a challenge and forget everything you learned. It's difficult to maintain - or progress to the next level. My body is able to deadlift 90lbs more than it was before! I can squat 50lbs more, and bench press 20lbs more.

I did my first 4 pull ups ever! Nadine knows her transformation isn't measured in "rounds". It's life long, always reaching towards a new goal - whatever that may be. Sections of this page. Email or Phone Password Forgot account? The variables that influence water requirements are so vast that accurate advice on water intake would only be valid after evaluating each person individually.

Dietary minerals are the other chemical elements our bodies need, other than carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen. People with a well-balanced diet will, in most cases, obtain all the minerals they need from what they eat. The best example of this is iodized salt - iodine is added to prevent iodine deficiency, which affects about 2 billion people , globally; it causes mental retardation and thyroid gland problems.

Iodine deficiency remains a serious public health problem in over half the planet. Experts at the University of Florida say that 16 key minerals are essential for human biochemical processes:.

What it does - a systemic affects entire body electrolyte, essential in co-regulating ATP an important carrier of energy in cells in the body, also key in making RNA with sodium. What it does - key for producing stomach acid, important in the transport of molecules between cells, and vital for the proper functioning of nerves.

What it does - a systemic electrolyte, and essential in regulating ATP with potassium. Important for nerve function and regulating body fluid levels. Excess - hypernatremia - can also cause cells to malfunction, extremely high levels can be fatal. What it does - important for muscle, heart, and digestive health.

Builds bone, assists in the synthesis and function of blood cells. Deficiency - hypocalcaemia - muscle cramps, abdominal cramps, spasms, and hyperactive deep tendon reflexes. Excess - hypercalcemia - muscle weakness, constipation , undermined conduction of electrical impulses in the heart, calcium stones in the urinary tract, impaired kidney function, and impaired absorption of iron, leading to iron deficiency. What it does - important for the structure of DNA, transporter of energy ATP , component of cellular membrane, helps strengthen bones.

Deficiency - hypophosphatemia, an example is rickets. What it does - processes ATP; required for good bones and management of proper muscle movement. Hundreds of enzymes rely on magnesium to work properly. Deficiency - hypomagnesemia - irritability of the nervous system with spasms of the hands and feet, muscular twitching and cramps, constipation, and larynx spasms.

Excess - hypermagnesemia - nausea, vomiting, impaired breathing, low blood pressure. Very rare, but may occur if patient has renal problems. What it does - required by many enzymes. Important for reproductive organ growth. Also important in gene expression and regulating the nervous and immune systems.

Deficiency - short stature , anemia , increased pigmentation of skin, enlarged liver and spleen, impaired reproductive function, impaired wound healing, and immune deficiency. Excess - suppresses copper and iron absorption. What it does - required for proteins and enzymes, especially hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying compound in blood. Deficiency - wobbliness, fainting, hearing loss , weak tendons and ligaments. Less commonly, can be a cause of diabetes. Deficiency - anemia or pancytopenia reduction in the number of red and white blood cells, as well as platelets and neurodegeneration.

Excess - can interfere with body's formation of blood cellular components; in severe cases, convulsions, palsy, and eventually death similar to arsenic poisoning.

Deficiency - developmental delays, enlarged thyroid gland in the neck , and fatigue. What it does - essential cofactor for antioxidant enzymes.

Deficiency - Keshan disease - myocardial necrosis tissue death in the heart leading to weakening of the heart; Kashin-Beck disease - break down of cartilage. Excess - garlic-smelling breath, gastrointestinal disorders, hair loss , sloughing of nails, fatigue, irritability, and neurological damage. What it does - vital part of three important enzyme systems, xanthine oxidase, aldehyde oxidase, and sulfite oxidase.

It has a vital role in uric acid formation, in carbohydrate metabolism, and sulfite detoxification. Deficiency - may affect metabolism and blood counts, but as this deficiency often occurs at the same time as other mineral deficiencies, it is hard to say which deficiency caused which health problem.

It is called a vitamin when our bodies cannot synthesize produce enough or any of it, so we need to get it from our food. Vitamins are classified as water soluble they can be dissolved in water or fat soluble they can be dissolved in fat. For humans, there are four fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K and nine water-soluble vitamins eight B vitamins and vitamin C. Water-soluble vitamins need to be consumed more regularly because they are eliminated faster in urine and are not easily stored.

Fat-soluble vitamins are absorbed through the intestines with the help of fats lipids. They are more likely to accumulate in the body because they are harder to get rid of quickly. If too many vitamins build up, it is called hypervitaminosis. A very low-fat diet can affect the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins. We know that most vitamins have many different functions. Below is a list of vitamins, and some of their roles.

Note that most often vitamin overdose symptoms are related to supplementation or impaired metabolism or excretion, not vitamin intake from foods. Overdose disease - rare hypersensitive reactions resembling anaphylactic shock when an overdose is due to injection. Deficiency disease - ariboflavinosis mouth lesions, seborrhea, and vascularization of the cornea. Practicing functionally is the future of healthcare because it's the only method that gets to the heart of what's going on with your clients, no matter which body system is affected, and creates individual treatment plans that work.

Full Body Systems gives you the skills you need to truly get to the root causes of your clients' issues and guide them to health, even if they've been everywhere and tried everything.

The curriculum includes weekly teaching sessions, direct mentorship from Andrea on clinical skills, Functional Nutrition systems, and any questions that are coming up in your personal practice. Students will learn how to navigate complex cases by utilizing the Functional Nutrition tools and systems developed by Andrea and used by her nutrition team at the Functional Nutrition Alliance FxNA.

Through written assignments, collaboration with a partner, and a live case study review with Andrea, students will gain proficiency in all 8 pillars of the Functional Nutrition Mastery Paradigm.

Graduates emerge both skilled and confident in assessing client intakes, navigating the terrain of both complex physical symptoms and the delicate client-practitioner relationship, and determining treatment plans for client cases in clinical practice.

When followed properly, this method will help you create unprecedented results with your clients. Without this hierarchy in place, you could be spinning your wheels with your healing efforts. For more details about Functional Nutrition Lab and its programs, click here. What is Functional Nutrition Lab? How to uncover root causes that other practitioners have missed Leadership skills that enable you to partner with other practitioners, including MDs The anatomy and physiology you need to educate your clients and speak with authority with other practitioners Key mindset shifts that allow you to solve even the most complex cases, and become the best, last stop for your clients Your Functional Nutrition Lab journey Functional Nutrition Reframe Nutrition Digestive Intensive Full Body Systems FNLP Certification.

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