Functional Nutrition is Personal.
At Functional Nutrition of Wisconsin, we practice an innovative and personalized type of nutrition called functional nutrition. Rather than handing you a generic list of foods that tells you to “eat this and not that”, we take a deeper look into how your body is processing, absorbing, and assimilating the nutrients you eat so you can get to the root of your issues once and for all.
We look at all areas of your life as it pertains to your health to understand what may be driving your symptoms and health conditions. We also use a number of specialty tests to support the identification of imbalances in your body.
How it Works
Free Health Assessment
Functional Lab Testing
Customized Nutrition Recs
After the initial assessment, your RD or CNS may recommend a functional lab test directed at hormonal balance, GI health, or food sensitivity testing. This test is conveniently drop shipped to your home and completed on your terms.
How Functional Lab Panels Work
Functional lab testing provides us with valuable information that takes the guesswork out of a nutrition protocol. We strive to get you lasting results, and the most proven way to achieve that is by recommending small changes that make the greatest impact on your health. Some of the conditions we commonly see in our clients that benefit from functional lab testing, include:
The DUTCH TEST is the premier test for hormone markers, including sex hormones and their metabolites, as well as the overall diurnal pattern of free cortisol, and the total and distribution of cortisol metabolites. Sometimes what we think is related to the way we eat, can actually be due to a hormone imbalance in the body. So even those with a healthy diet can continue to experience symptoms if their hormones are out of balance. Although a healthy diet is a key factor is bringing the body back into balance.
GI MAP STOOL ANALYSIS
There is an overwhelming amount of research indicating that gut health impacts overall health. The gut microbiome plays an integral role in mediating the effects of diet and other factors on health, including digestive, metabolic, immune & neuroendocrine functions. Assessing GI health with the proper tools can help practitioners get to the root cause of chronic illness. The GI-MAP is unique in the field of comprehensive stool testing to detect parasites, bacteria, fungi, and more, by targeting the specific DNA of the organisms tested.
Food Sensitivity Testing
The Mediator Release Technology (MRT) panel is a food sensitivity test that we use at Herb & Tonic. It's a blood test that analyzes your individual response to 170 different foods and chemicals.
You can see the magnitude of your individual response to each food or chemical, as indicated by a bar graph on your MRT results. Your Registered Dietitian or Nutritionist will personalize a plan for you based on these results coupled with a careful assessment of your health, goals, and preferences.