Functional Nutrition

Over the course of one year, 95% of your body’s cells are replaced, which means within 365 days, you can be a healthier version of yourself. Our understanding of the adage “you are what you eat” has expanded to mean that you are what you eat, what you digest, and what you absorb. When the digestive tract isn’t working as it should, the body can’t utilize all the nutrients we need for optimal function or for preventing and fighting disease. The latest research has shown how most diseases begin in the gut, which is where 70% of the immune system lies. At the Vitology Institute we believe that nutrition is one of the most powerful tools we have to combat disease.

What is Functional Nutrition?

Functional nutrition is a treatment approach that combines clinical indicators from a physical exam and lab findings to develop a protocol that uses food as medicine. It emphasizes the patient’s unique bio-individual makeup, with the understanding that not everyone thrives on the same diet. Through a combination of healing foods, dietary supplements, and lifestyle changes, our patients achieve optimal gut function and whole body wellness.

Functional Nutrition Programs

At the Vitology Institute, we emphasize the importance of a balanced diet rooted in whole foods. We also believe clean eating should be fun and enjoyable. Among our services in this area, patients enjoy one-on-one nutritional consultations, cooking classes, customized nutrition and wellness lessons, guided grocery shopping, and more.

Contact Vitology Institute today about integrative cardiology by calling 703-506-1113, emailing or by clicking this link.