What is Functional Nutrition
There used to be a time when we could get most our nutrients from food. Changes in food production practices (for example, over-farming, industrialized livestock production and the prevalence and abundance of processed foods) have created epidemic of nutrient deficiencies. Multiple vitamin to the rescue, right? Unfortunately it isn’t that simple. We all have unique nutrient needs based on geography, culture, gender and even genetics. We measure more than 30 different nutrients in your body to help you personalize your nutrition and supplements. You’ll take only what you need–and nothing you don’t.
Why is Nutritional Testing Important?
Adequate nutritional intake is key to preventing and treating various diseases as well as resolving difficult symptoms, like fatigue and mood changes. We provide measurable results to determine which supplements your body needs. Knowing exactly what you need from your food and supplements allows you to optimize your health and get you feeling your best faster!
How Do I Complete The Testing?
Our comprehensive nutrition testing is done with a simple finger stick right in the comfort of your home. A few drops of blood are placed on our test card, dried and then sent to our lab for analysis.
What Happens Next?
Your WellnessScript clinician will review your results and create a personalized nutrition and supplement plan just for you. Your customized supplements are packaged in convenient daily packets and shipped right to your home. We use only physician-grade supplements, saving you the hassle of having to sort through multiple choices to figure out which supplements are best for you. To make sure you are always doing exactly what you need to stay healthy, your clinician may recommend you repeat the nutrition testing 1-2 times per year.
Patricia Kaufman, MS, MBA, CCN, LDN
Board-certified Clinical Nutritionist
About Patricia Kaufman
As a functional nutritionist and board-certified clinical nutritionist, I understand that no ‘one plan’ works for everyone because of our different nutritional needs, goals, and lifestyles. I collaborate with you to develop a comprehensive whole-body functional nutrition program that works best for you and is easy to adjust and maintain, resulting in long-lasting benefits.
Whether it’s increased energy and health, optimal weight, assistance with medically-related issues, improved athletic success, or to feel better, we will craft an optimal plan for achieving your health and lifestyle goals.
I have a masters in Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States and am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Health and Performance. I’m a true believer in staying well-informed and educated about the impacts and effects of nutrition on health, as well as performance. I enjoy digging deep into evidence-based nutrition research and taking part in continuing education programs, including gut microbiome, detoxification, energy efficiencies, thyroid function, Type 2 Diabetes, endocrine disruptors, health impacts of environmental toxins, body composition, and sports performance. In doing so, it gives me a better depth of knowledge for exploring and finding solutions for you to prevent and manage your health issues through diet and lifestyle modifications.
In my free time, I enjoy participating in endurance events, including marathons, and 50K and 50-mile trail runs. I have completed numerous marathons (including 6 Boston marathons), and ironman’s, so I know first-hand the importance of nutrition and its role in both athletic performance and overall health.
I’m also active in my community. I work with a Harvest Kitchen program that feeds hundreds of homeless individuals, I volunteer my nutritional services to those in need and high school athletes, and I work with grade school girls on having a healthy body image.
Functional Nutrition$295 Starter Package: 1hr Consult & 3 Follow-ups
Patricia Kaufman, MS, MBA, CCN, LDN
Type 2 Diabetes & Pre-diabetes
Cholesterol & Lipid Abnormalities
Starter Package: $295 (includes one 60-minute new visit and three 30-minute follow-up visits)
Expertise: Functional nutrition, metabolic syndrome, cholesterol and lipid abnormalities, type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes, weight loss.
Clinical Experience: 3.5+ years practicing functional nutrition. Board-certified clinical nutritionist, Master’s degree in Nutrition and Functional Medicine.