Dette Avalon ANP
She is a Functional Medicine practitioner who considers multiple factors, including:
- Environmental inputs – The air you breathe and the water you drink, the particular diet you eat, the quality of the food available to you, your level of physical activity, and toxic exposures or traumas you have experienced all affect your health.
- Mind-body connections – Psychological, spiritual, and social factors all can have a profound influence on your health. Considering these areas helps the Functional Medicine practitioner see your health in the context of you as a whole person, not just your physical symptoms.
- Genetic makeup – Although individual genes may make you more susceptible to some diseases, your DNA is not an unchanging blueprint for your life. Emerging research shows that your genes may be influenced by everything in your environment, as well as your experiences, attitudes, and beliefs. That means it is possible to change the way genes are activated and expressed.
THRIVE Integrated Health
Functional Perspective Beyond Paleo
Nora Gedgaudas is a widely recognized expert on what is popularly referred to as the “Paleo diet”. She is the author of the international best-selling book, Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and A Longer Life. She is also the author of the best selling ebook: Rethinking Fatigue: What Your Adrenals Are Really Telling You and What You Can Do About It.
Nora is an experienced nutritional consultant, speaker and educator, widely interviewed on national and international radio, popular podcasts, online summits, television and film.
Ways to Create a Functional Environment
Environmental Working Group (EWG) mission is to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment. The EWG is a non-profit organization, founded in 1993 by Ken Cook and Richard Wiles. In 2002, the Environmental Working Group established the EWG Action Fund, an organization that advocates on Capitol Hill in order to protect the most vulnerable of our human population from the ever mounting array of toxic contaminants found in our environment that are known threats to our overall health and well being.
The EWG group effectively uses evidence based research to provide practical information that can be used to protect our family, our communities and our natural resources with policies that support conservation and sustainable growth development. Learn more about EWG.
Health & Wellness Organizations
The Weston Price Foundation is dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to the human diet through education, research and activism. It supports a number of movements that contribute to this objective including accurate nutrition instruction, organic and biodynamic farming, pasture-feeding of livestock, community-supported farms, honest and informative labeling, prepared parenting and nurturing therapies. Specific goals include establishment of universal access to clean, certified raw milk and a ban on the use of soy formula for infants. For more information: www.westonaprice.org.
AutismOne is a nonprofit, parent-driven organization that provides education and supports advocacy efforts for children and families touched by an autism diagnosis. For more information: www.autismone.org.
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