Not all nutritionists practice in the same way. Yes, we all absolutely care about nutrients. And most of us care about food as medicine (!). But if you’re a nutritionist trained in Functional Medicine, your approach goes much, much further.
[Additionally, (and off topic) but an important point none-the-less, I am very concerned about the chronic use of antihistamines in my allergic patients…
Often vilified, the so-called “anti-nutrients” like oxalates, phytates and tannins can be strategically employed in the diet to inhibit iron and toxic metal absorption and successfully lower ferritin in iron overload as a part of an overall plan for hereditary hemochromatosis (HH).
Practicing Functional Medicine (the clinical application of Systems Medicine) entails casting a wide net with regard to an individual’s history and physical exam to look for the underlying causes of their present complaints