Nutritional deficits can contribute to a variety of chronic diseases. Optimizing nutrition can address the root cause of your ailments. Nutritional Medicine also referred to as functional nutrition is the cornerstone of functional medicine. It is based on the principle that nutrients, including essential micronutrients, are required for the proper functioning of all the biochemical processes on which our bodies depend. Therefore, when treating symptoms or diseases, we look for the underlying causes which, although often partly genetic, are usually very much tied up with nutritional and environmental factors. This is in contrast to the tendency in the conventional medical approach to treat symptoms by means of drugs or surgery.
We are all unique as we possess our own genetic makeup, medical history and lifestyle. Your nutrition should also be personalized for "optimal wellness." At WOW Wellness, we focus on the patient instead of the disease and utilize a personalized approach to optimize your wellness based on your individual genetics, laboratory values, lifestyle, and more. We achieve this through vitamin and micronutrient testing by investigating the essential nutrients required for proper functioning of the biochemical processes on which our bodies depend. A comprehensive nutritional assessment reveals further nutritional, environmental, and genetic factors causing your symptoms.
Benefits of nutritional testing:
Nutritional testing measures 100s of areas in the body that can be impacted by poor nutrition. This targeted assessment can identify subtle imbalances prior to standard laboratory testing and provide insights on how nutrition, the environment, and toxic exposures are impacting your body as well as your body's ability to neutralize toxins. Optimal balance of vitamins and minerals are needed for our body to run smoothly, which can boost metabolism, provide yourself more energy along with stabilizing weight. It is vital to assess healthy fats, which will decrease inflammation and protect the heart and brain while proteins and amino acids from our diet can impact your mood.
At WOW Wellness, we then develop a personalized treatment plan composed of diet and supplementation to replete nutritional deficiencies.
Ultimately, food is medicine which helps restore balance, replete nutrient deficiencies, heal the gut, and more. We just need to understand the deficiencies to embark on a journey to optimal wellness.
Are you ready to begin your wellness journey, but lacking a road map to follow? Together we will determine what your current wellness picture looks like with a thorough health history conducted in-person or via telemedicine. A personalized plan will be developed to embark on a journey to achieve optimal wellness.
WOW Wellness Center
2069 York Road, Suite 100, Timonium, MD 21093