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What is nutrition?

What is Functional Nutrition Lab?
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Nutrition: What is it and why is it important?

The endocrine system uses hormones to act as chemical messengers. The glands that produce and secrete hormones include the thyroid gland, pituitary gland, hypothalamus, pancreas, ovaries and testes. Biotin and pantothenic acid are important in the production of hormones. Iodine and selenium are particularly important for thyroid gland function. Lipids help to regulate some of these hormones.

Your brain, spinal cord and nerves make up your nervous system. Glucose from digested carbohydrates is the main source of energy for brain cells. Vitamin B12 and vitamin B1, or thiamine, are important in maintaining the nervous system. Sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium are all required to produce nerve impulses.

Cholesterol and saturated fat, in healthy amounts, are required for proper development of a child's growing brain. Your kidneys and bladder are the main parts of the urinary, or excretory, system. Your kidneys filter waste from your blood and use water, sodium, magnesium and potassium to make adjustments to your body's acid-base balance.

Water is also required to help the urinary system excrete waste products. The internal and external reproductive organs make up your reproductive system. Nutrients absorbed from the digestive system, such as vitamin C, selenium, zinc and folate, support the formation of sperm and the development of eggs. During pregnancy, vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates and fats all sustain the growing baby. These body systems work in complementary ways to maintain your overall health.

Your body systems include the endocrine, nervous, musculoskeletal, urogenital, respiratory, circulatory, immune and digestive systems, as well as the skin and related structures. The integument describes the outer covering of the body, which provides protection and acts as the first line of defense against the environment and germs.

The integumentary system includes your skin, hair, nails, and oil and sweat glands. Your skin, hair and nails are largely protective, while sweat glands help control your body temperature and assist with waste excretion. Oil glands help keep your skin moist. Additionally, nerve receptors in your skin provide information about touch, heat, cold and pain. The bones, cartilage, ligaments and muscles of your musculoskeletal system give your body shape and support, and enable voluntary movement.

In addition to protecting internal organs, your bones serve as attachment points for your muscles and tendons, produce blood cells, and act as calcium and phosphorus storage banks.

The nervous system includes your brain, spinal cord, nerves and sense organs, such as your eyes and ears. This system receives, transmits and integrates information from inside and outside the body. Your brain and spinal cord form the central nervous system, while the peripheral division of the nervous system includes sensory organs and all the nerves that connect your spinal cord to the rest of your body.

Full Body Systems gives you the skills you need to truly get to the root causes of your clients' issues and guide them to health, even if they've been everywhere and tried everything. The curriculum includes weekly teaching sessions, direct mentorship from Andrea on clinical skills, Functional Nutrition systems, and any questions that are coming up in your personal practice. Students will learn how to navigate complex cases by utilizing the Functional Nutrition tools and systems developed by Andrea and used by her nutrition team at the Functional Nutrition Alliance FxNA.

Through written assignments, collaboration with a partner, and a live case study review with Andrea, students will gain proficiency in all 8 pillars of the Functional Nutrition Mastery Paradigm. Graduates emerge both skilled and confident in assessing client intakes, navigating the terrain of both complex physical symptoms and the delicate client-practitioner relationship, and determining treatment plans for client cases in clinical practice. When followed properly, this method will help you create unprecedented results with your clients.

Without this hierarchy in place, you could be spinning your wheels with your healing efforts. For more details about Functional Nutrition Lab and its programs, click here. What is Functional Nutrition Lab?

How to uncover root causes that other practitioners have missed Leadership skills that enable you to partner with other practitioners, including MDs The anatomy and physiology you need to educate your clients and speak with authority with other practitioners Key mindset shifts that allow you to solve even the most complex cases, and become the best, last stop for your clients Your Functional Nutrition Lab journey Functional Nutrition Reframe Nutrition Digestive Intensive Full Body Systems FNLP Certification.

The Functional Nutrition Lab difference After working clinically with hundreds of clients and thousands of class participants, Andrea has mastered translating the theoretical into the practical.