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Functional Nutrition Insights from FxNA




Paleo Banana Snickerdoodles

If you’ve been following the Paleo diet trend, you’ve probably come across recipes that incorporate bananas into various baked goods. Recently, I decided to conduct a little experiment and research to determine whether bananas, which are often viewed skeptically due to their perceived high sugar content, are worth the hype. First, let’s look at their […]

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Helping Alzheimer’s Patients with Cognitive Decline: Plugging the Metaphorical Holes in the Roof

Learn how functional medicine is helping Alzheimer’s patients improve their cognitive decline.

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Functional Nutrition Tip: The Power of STORY

If I were to ask you how you got interested in the field of nutrition, you’d likely tell me a story. Maybe you were sick. Or you watched your partner, child, parent, or dearest friend suffer. Perhaps you’re motivated by global pain and suffering, and, for your own unique reasons, you felt called to be […]

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Functional Nutrition Tool: Sleep Assessment

Sleep is what I call a “Non-Negotiable.” It must be addressed. Right away. In fact, one of the principles that helped me solve the “unsolvable” cases and help guide people to resolution even when they’d been everywhere and done everything is this: If they’re not sleeping, pooping, and their blood sugar isn’t stable, you (as […]

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The Functional Nutrition Guide to Fats and Oils

Welcome to our comprehensive guide to fats and oils! This guide aims to provide you with valuable insights into the different types of fats and oils available, their sources, and how to make informed decisions about incorporating them into your diet. Fats and oils are more than just macronutrients; they are essential for overall health […]

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Protein: The Functional Nutrition Benefits of Nature’s Building Blocks

Protein: A fundamental element in Functional Nutrition As a key part of the Functional Nutrition Alliance’s Fat, Fiber, Protein principle for health and healing, protein deserves our attention and investigation. Protein is one of the essential macronutrients required by the human body to function properly. It’s composed of smaller units called amino acids, which are […]

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Fiber: The Health & Healing Benefits of Complex Carbohydrates

Fiber fundamentals in Functional Nutrition Let’s talk about fiber! While fiber is not a macronutrient like Fat or Protein (the other two components of our core Fat/Fiber/Protein principle for health and healing), it is critical for full body systems health and balance. In fact, it’s a key factor supporting our Non-Negotiable Trifecta of Sleep, Poop, […]

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Functional Nutrition for Sleep Support: Sleep Tight Bedtime Milk with Chamomile, Catnip and Passionflower

Scientifically known as Passiflora incarnata, passionflower has been a trusted herbal ally for centuries throughout the world. Our founder, Andrea Nakayama, knows it as the flower growing up on the side of her home like a weed. Little did she know that the flower would later become a topic of discussion in Full Body Systems, […]

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Functional Nutrition Recipe: Green Tea Poached Salmon and Braised Spinach

Welcome, Functional Nutrition foodies! Today, we’re sharing a recipe by the Functional Nutrition Alliance in partnership with Megan Liebmann, of the Slow Medicine Collective. Developed for one of our signature nutrient-dense dinners, this dish was designed to nourish and detoxify. Functional Nutrition: Fueling your wellness journey Functional Nutrition transcends the outdated notion of counting calories; […]

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How a Functional Nutritionist Can Help You Manage Stress for Better Digestion

Understanding the link between stress and digestion If you’ve ever experienced the sensation of butterflies in your stomach, you’re familiar with the connection between acute stress and short-term digestive sensations. And yet chronic stress can have a profound impact on your overall digestive health. Chronic stressors that affect digestion can take many forms, like systemic […]

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