Functional Nutritional Counseling
David offers nutritional recommendations from a functional medicine perspective, with a focus on understanding what is causing your body to function suboptimally. He'll consider how to improve gut health, immune function, detoxification pathways, hormones, mitochondrial efficiency, and structures of the cells and body. He'll then suggest dietary and lifestyle choices to best promote optimal health.
David has been a passionate student of various whole food nutrition philosophies for over 25 years. He has been particularly influenced by the teachings of Donnie Yance, CN, MH, RH (AHG), Dwight McKee, MD, Dale Bredeson, MD, Paul Anderson, ND, Datis Kharrazian, DC, D.H.Sc., MS, Terry Wahls, MD, Chris Kresser, L.Ac. and Loren Cordain, PhD. In addition to dietary suggestions, he will often suggest nutritional supplements and herbs in an effort to create the optimal customized dietary plan for each patient. David has been increasingly impressed with the benefits of therapeutic fasting, combined with The Wahls Protocol, for patients with various challenges including obesity, diabetes/metabolic syndrome, cognitive impairment, lipid imbalances, and as a supportive tool during and post cancer treatment.
Specialty lab tests that are commonly recommended at our clinic:
- Organic acid testing, US biotek - 36 organic acids are analyzed to create a unique patient biochemistry profile that reflects how well the body is obtaining and utilizing nutrients. A customized diet and lifestyle plan can then be established to address specific nutritional needs.
- GI map, Diagnostic Solutions - Premier stool biomarker testing that gives insight into digestive function, inflammation/immune function, bacterial/fungal/parasitic infections, gut microbiome and intestinal permeability
- DUTCH hormone profile, Precision Analytics - Very Comprehensive assessment of sex and adrenal (HPA axis) hormones as well as their associated metabolites
- Mercury Tri-test and Blood Metals Panel, Quicksilver Scientific - used to assess for heavy metal toxicity
- Mymycoloab.com - mycotoxin antibody testing
David currently offers functional medicine consultations via telemedicine or in office.