Practitioners who want to have the clinical and business successes that I’ve had often ask me if there’s a protocol that I follow for each of my clients, or a diet that I recommend for everyone.
I’d like to share my secrets for success with you…
And I’ll aim to do that in the Field Guide to Functional Nutrition ebook.
Practicing Functional Nutrition has several key facets that I’ll reveal throughout the Guide. One feature I want you to consider right from the start is that it’s all about bioindividuality and finding unique solutions for each client. This’s what Dr. Jeffrey Bland, the father of Functional Medicine, calls the N-of-1 experiment—where each patient is their own “control”.
That means ‘NO’ to the one-size-fits all approach.
It means, ‘NO’, there is not one protocol I follow for each and every client that walks in the doors of our clinic.
Yet we DO need some place to start, right?
It can be so difficult to know where to begin when bioindividuality rules.
Working with difficult cases is simultaneously intriguing, frightening and frustrating.
And while you know you’ll be able to help more people if you can work with complex health issues, it can be anxiety-provoking as well. It’s easy to feel lost when you don’t have a system that works for all your clients and to find yourself continually on the hunt for that protocol that will work for everyone (or everyone who has X, Y, or Z condition). I call this the Quick-Fix Trap!
So, are there things you should be doing with all of your clients even if they are each unique and bioindividuality rules?
Many of the coaches and practitioners in the Functional Nutrition Lab community have asked me questions along those same lines.
Questions such as:
As I’ve established in the Field Guide to Functional Nutrition ebook and said just above (but cannot say enough), one-size-never-fits all. But while there may not be one diet that works for all, there are principles and frameworks to follow that do allow us to step out of the vast unknown and into systems that work. They’re Functional systems (meaning they DO work!).
This is exactly what I share in my brand-new free ebook that I don’t want you to miss. I reveal the key Terms, Tips, Tools and Principles that you need to implement with each and every client (and the most common Traps practitioners make that cause them to miss these important concepts!)
There aren’t protocols that will work for everyone, but there are systems that will teach you how to work with each client who is seeking your help and support.
The systems I’ve created have allowed me and my team to help thousands of people who couldn’t find relief anywhere else. We’ve become known as the “last, best stop” on our client’s journey, and I want the same for you.
If you want to learn the principles that work for every client, so you too can become the “last stop” on your client’s journey…click the link below to get your free copy of the Field Guide to Functional Nutrition. I doubt you’ll be sorry you did!
As practitioners, we all want to be the one to solve our clients’ issues.
We want to be the practitioner who finds the underlying cause, so that when we remove it (or them) the client truly feels better.
Functional nutritionist and educator Andrea Nakayama (FNLP, MSN, CNC, CNE, CHHC) is leading patients and practitioners around the world in a revolution to reclaim ownership over our own health. Her passion for food as personalized medicine was born from the loss of her young husband to a brain tumor in 2002. She’s now regularly consulted as the nutrition expert for the toughest clinical cases in the practices of many world-renowned doctors, and trains a thousand practitioners online each year in her methodologies at Functional Nutrition Lab. Learn more about Andrea here.