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 brand-new (and free) Field Guide to Functional Nutrition training series.
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 is 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 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)
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 Holistic 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 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 work!).
This is exactly what I share in my brand-new free training series. I reveal the key principles that you need to implement with each and every client (and the most common mistakes practitioners make that cause them to miss these important principles!)
There aren’t protocols that will work for everyone, but there are systems that will teach you how to work with each client.
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 below to access the first training in the Field Guide to Functional Nutrition.
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.
That’s why, in addition to the free training series, I’ve also created a handout on how you can begin to employ root cause resolution techniques, no matter your scope of practice. That’s right… no matter your scope of practice, you can help your clients resolve their issues at their roots! (By the way, this is the first step to practicing functionally.)
You don’t want to miss this Field Guide training!
Go watch the video, grab your handout, and be sure to join the conversation over on our Facebook page. The second training will be released in just a few days and I don’t want you to fall behind!
P.S. I would really love to hear from you on the Facebook page in response to the prompt in the Field Guide to Functional Nutrition training (it’ll be beneath the video). Your voice is an important part of this conversation. I want you and your experience in the field to be seen and heard!
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 Holistic Nutrition Lab. Learn more about Andrea here.