Functional nutrition is about using your food as medicine just as Hippocrates said! This goes way beyond eating 5-a-day, however. Everyone’s nutritional needs change with age, lifestyle, stress levels and phase of life. Eating a healthy diet will help you to maintain homeostasis, but the old maxim of ‘do what you have always done and you will get what you have always got’ is not true in health!
As we age, our bodies’ needs change. Nutritional requirements also change according to season, so for example towards the end of summer we need to begin preparing for winter by eating immune boosting foods. During times of stress we need food that is easier to digest because stress hormones reduce digestive enzyme production.
Here are some starting points to consider when you are thinking about using food as medicine.
How to get started with functional nutrition
First of all, choose how much time and effort you are able to put into changing your diet. We have solutions ranging from the convenience and time-efficiency of 30 varieties of fruit and veg in a capsule just by taking two of each colour per day, through to the expert nutritional advice in our online meal plans that are tailored according to specific health conditions.
Online Meal Planner
For this reason, we offer various online meal plans to help you through these phases. Here are some of the most popular online meal plans. Try our 28-day Refresh plan free to get a taste of using online meal planners. Alternatively, if you have a specific health concern, you may want to subscribe to one of the specialized meal plans below.
Specialized Online Meal Plans
- Low FODMAP 3-day Online Meal Plan (5-day available with bespoke programmes/)
- Elimination Diet
- Diabetes meal plan
- 3-day Anti-inflammatory Meal Plan
- PCOS meal plan
- Renal diet
- Strength & Power Athlete online meal plan
- Power & Endurance Athlete
- Adrenal Support Online Meal Plan
- Low Histamine Online Meal Plan
Other online meal plans are available for anyone who fancies a healthy change from the norm and need some inspiration
Keep an eye on these functional nutrition blog posts below as we will delve into the world of functional nutrition and its immense potential in preventing and treating common ailments. In this informative self-help space, Simone will empower you with knowledge on how to utilize your food as medicine. By understanding the healing properties of certain foods and the harmful effects of others, you can make informed choices that promote your overall well-being. Read on to explore the fascinating relationship between nutrition and health, providing you with valuable insights and practical tips to enhance your diet and optimize your health. Join Simone on this journey to unlock the transformative power of food and please do reach out via the chat in your Healthie account if there are any topics that you would like me to write about!