Functional Nutrition Insights from FxNA

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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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Antioxidant Berry Smoothie

For a local foodie like me, summer is a true delight. The farmer’s markets are overflowing with colorful abundance and the berry bushes in my backyard are alive with color. Having fresh beautiful produce makes it easy to load up on nutrients without going very far, but let’s face it, summer isn’t always all fun […]

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Refined Sugar-Free, No-Bake “Donut Holes” Recipe

Do you love a sweet snack but hate the added sugar? I have good news for you! These refined sugar-free, no-bake donut holes are the perfect solution for you to satisfy your cravings while you reduce your dependency on the processed stuff. They’re made with nutrient-dense ingredients like almonds, pecans, and dates, and they’re super […]

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Start with the Gut

It's been several months since I've written a Consumer's Report. Please don't let that fool you into believing that I'm not a consumer. Like you, I get caught out-and-about and also just appreciate being able to buy a pre-packaged thing or two that meets my exacting standards and serves my gut intentions. I especially love to get my hands on a product that simultaneously passes the grade, is gratifying to the taste buds and fuels my health. That's what these pages are all about! Today I raise a glass to KeVita, my favorite drink on-the-go.

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the gut-brain connection

This sneak peek clip is from the Full Body Systems Neuro Intensive. I have so much to share when it comes to the gut-brain connection and brain health.

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How a Functional Medicine Nutritionist Balances Empathy and Expertise

Recently, I heard Andrea mention (with a chuckle) that her boyfriend eats marshmallows. And, like you, I thought WHAT?  How can this world-renowned Functional Nutritionist and thought leader in Functional and Integrative Medicine be so accepting of marshmallows as a part of her boyfriend’s diet? After all, most of us likely know that refined sugar […]

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the comforting spice that makes everything nice

For the next few weeks, we'll start to uncover colorful spices and their culinary and medicinal uses - it's our focus for the month ahead and as we move into the holidays, and it's a perfect time to think about comfort in relation to our spice exploration. Whether you're a seasoned spice user or rarely venture beyond the basic salt and pepper, there's so much to explore in the world of spice. (They really do make everything nice!) Get creative and spice it up!

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Addressing Eczema Through a Functional Nutrition Lens

Our founder, Andrea Nakayama, recently had the opportunity to sit down with her very first client, Fiona, as well as Fiona’s mom. More than a decade has passed since Andrea helped Fiona and her family address her chronic and persistent eczema. I had the pleasure of watching a recording of their discussion, and I have […]

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Seasonal Eating Guide: Autumn

Reflections on Eating with the Elements I’m a big fan of reminding people to tune into the rhythm of the day ~ the circadian rhythm. I call it “catching the wave”. Not surprisingly, it’s in the best interest of your health to rise with the sun and sleep when it’s down, to catch that wave […]

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