Nutritional Therapy Practitioners (NTP) address the body's weaknesses through a nutrient dense diet, lifestyle changes, and supplementation to bring the body back into balance and restore foundational health.
The Functional Evaluation is a process which allows an NTP to identify organ systems under stress and then prioritize support accordingly. Every organ system is surrounded by a network, whether that be a NEURO (brain), VASCULAR (blood vessel), or NEURO-LYMPHATIC (lymph vessels) network.
When an organ system becomes stressed, blood and/or lymph is shunted to these networks in an effort to draw the necessary nutrients to support the organ. This collection of fluid takes up space at the organ system and registers as tenderness in the body.
The Functional Evaluation is completed by palpating a series of points identified to correlate to specific organs or systems in the body. Each client is given a scale of 0-10 and asked to rate their own tenderness. Each client’s baseline is different and custom to their own body, but allows the practitioner to connect directly with the body’s innate response to nutritional deficiencies. These functional testing points were discovered and categorized by Frank Chapman, DO, Terence Bennett, DC, and Robert Riddler, DC. (www.nutritionaltherapy.com)
The Foundations of Good Health
Nutrient Dense Diet
Fatty Acid Balance
Sugar Handling/Adrenal Health
Disclaimer: Nutritional therapy provided by 3 Nourishing Bowls LLC is not intended as a diagnosis treatment, prescription or cure for any disease or illness. 3 Nourishing Bowls LLC is not a substitute for your family physician or other appropriate healthcare provider. A Nutritional Therapist is not trained nor licensed to diagnose or treat pathological conditions, illnesses, injuries, or diseases. If you are under the care of another healthcare provider, it is important that you contact your other healthcare providers and alert them to your use of nutritional supplements. Nutritional therapy may be a beneficial adjunct to more traditional care, and it may also alter your need for medication, so it is important you always keep your physician informed of changes in your nutritional program.