Diabetes Prevention

What is Functional Nutrition?

Guest(s): Lindsay Malone

Topic(s): Functional Nutrition

Talk Recording

Have you heard of Functional Nutrition? Are you curious what the difference is between this approach and the traditional approach to nutrition? Is it evidenced based? Is it the same as Integrative Nutrition? These questions and more are tackled in this podcast episode as we dive into the topic of Functional Nutrition with Registered Dietitian Lindsay Malone.


Selected Questions:

Can Functional Nutrition therapies include supplements and herbal remedies that are not FDA approved?

Can RDNs obtain certification to practice Functional Nutrition through the Institute for Functional Medicine, or can it be done through the AND?

Is there science-based evidence that Functional Medicine can prevent or deter chronic disease?

The AND has a specialty practice group called DIFM (Diet in Integrative and Functional Medicine). Is there a difference between Integrative and Functional Medicine?

What is AND's (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) stance on Functional Nutrition?

What is the role of Yoga/Exercise in practicing functional nutrition?

Will functional nutrition improve the gut microbiome?