Interested in Nutritional Services or Advice?
With Rachel Wood, our nutritionist, on maternity leave, we will be offering weekly nutritional classes with medical scribes, Jessica and Andrea – both near completing their Masters in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. Each class will begin with a recorded video presentation on different IFM Food Plans from Rachel followed by a Q&A session with Andrea and/or Jessica.
Classes will meet almost every Wednesday, with the exception of the previously scheduled group classes (you can find these listed dates at Classes & Groups), from 12:00pm – 1:00pm. This is available for kids, teens, adults, and caregivers and costs $20 per person. If you can’t make it in person, Zoom is available to participate remotely.
Please come knowing what IFM Plan best fits your situation – Detox, Cardiometabolic, Core, Elimination, Low FODMAPS, Mito, or ReNew (more information below). You’ll need to indicate which plan you’d like to learn more about when you register.
Includued IFM Food Plans:
- Detox: The word detox has two common meanings: (1) to withdraw from the use of drugs or alcohol to which one has developed an addiction, and (2) to describe the body’s physiological process of rendering chemicals, compounds, hormones, and toxicants less harmful. The second definition is the one we use in Functional Medicine. This process is often referred to as “metabolic detoxification.” The organs of detoxification work efficiently as a whole to reduce the body burden.
KEY POINTS: Eat whole foods and eliminate toxins from food and lifestyle
- Cardiometabolic: The Cardiometabolic Food Plan is designed for the following individuals – those with risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD); those with risk factors for dysfunctional metabolic conditions such as metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes (T2D), or both; those with CVD (e.g. high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and elevated blood fats); those with metabolic syndrome (e.g. high blood sugar, increased belly fat); and those with Type II Diabetes.
KEY POINTS: Good for heart health and metabolism. Low glycemic, high in fiber, regular eating times, and balanced quality fats
- Core: The Core Food Plan is designed for those who are interested in core principles of healthy eating, health maintenance, disease prevention, and awareness of one’s relationship with food.
KEY POINTS: Good for energy and general wellbeing, promotes eating whole foods and has vegan/vegetarian options
- Elimination: Adverse food reactions are common when the same foods are eaten day after day, resulting in greater sensitization to these foods. If the right foods are not eaten, digestion and absorption may be impaired. Additionally, those with weakened immune systems may be more prone to food sensitivities. The Elimination Diet helps to uncover food(s) that may be the culprits. It is a very useful tool for diagnosing adverse food reactions, whether a true allergy, intolerance or sensitivity.
KEY POINTS: Eliminates allergens/sensitivities and is gluten, dairy, sugar, and corn-free
- Low FODMAPS: Low FODMAPS avoids foods that contain specific types of carbohydrates. FODMAP is an acronym that stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, And Polyols. These are specific types of carbohydrates that your body may not be able to efficiently absorb. Since they aren’t getting absorbed, certain bacteria in your digestive tract start to feed on them. These bacteria then produce byproducts and waste materials that can lead to symptoms such as gas, bloating, and diarrhea. This can also lead to an overgrowth of these bacteria in the small intestine which can contribute to several other health problems.
KEY POINTS: Good for gut health, SIBO, and other digestion issues
- Mito: The Mito Food Plan (short for Mitochondrial) may be described as an anti-inflammatory, low-glycemic, gluten-free, low-grain, high-quality fats approach to eating. The plan focuses on supporting healthy mitochondria through the use of therapeutic foods that improve energy production.
KEY POINTS: Similar to Keto. Good for mitochondrial support, immune system support, and energy. Anti-inflammatory and low-carb.
- ReNew: The ReNew Food Plan is a therapeutic, short-term approach followed for a specific amount of time. It is often used as a first step to rid the body of the most common foods that cause inflammation, identify food allergies, sensitivities, intolerances, and triggers, eliminate foods with potentially addictive and harmful components, and provide nutritional support for the body’s detoxification systems.
KEY POINTS: Similiar to Whole30. Eliminates sugar, dairy, gluten, grains, and processed foods, is anti-inflammatory, reduces food cravings, and is good for gut healing