“The food you eat can either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison”

Maria  Lappin, MS Clinical Nutritionist

Functional Nutrition emphasizes the importance of high quality foods and phytonutrient diversity to address clinical imbalances and move individuals toward the highest expression of health. A thorough Functional Medicine based history, lab exam analysis, and diet and life style reviews leads to a personalized therapeutic intervention for you.  This program is created to promote optimal health and possibly reverse or prevent diet- and lifestyle-related disease.

Functional Nutrition is about finding the right way for each of us as individuals to eat – using food to maximize the potential for health and reverse dysfunctions or disease.  There is no single “right diet” that applies to all of us .  We have different genetic backgrounds, different preferences, and different lives.  We all want to be healthy, but most of us haven’t figured out just how to make food and dietary patterns serve that goal.  Functional nutrition offers the concepts, strategies, and tools to make that happen for you.

Diet, Nutrition, and Lifestyle Journals explore daily or weekly food intake patterns of eating, cravings and habitual foods, and stress eating associations.  Nutrition is at the core to help clients with weight management, nutrition for pregnancy, pre-diabetes and diabetes, heart disease and irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, and other inflammatory and autoimmune disorders.



  • 90 minute initial consult in person – includes:
  • Nutritional analysis based on dietary history and lifestyle questionnaire
  • Blood chemistry analysis
  • Urine pH, body composition measurement
  • Goal assessment and discussion
  • Specific outline of plan of action to reach your goals
  • Structured dietary plan + meal plans & grocery shopping list
  • Supplement and lifestyle recommendations, as needed


30-45 minute appointment in person, phone, or Skype. Follow up appointments should be made every 2-4 weeks as needed for any adjustments and tracking progress.