A Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner is a bit different than other nutrition consultants. I have many tools in which I use to get a very thorough understanding of where my clients are nutritionally and what systems are in need of support for optimal health. I use a detailed symptom survey, a thorough interview, food journals and, most importantly, I conduct a hands on functional evaluation (FE). The FE is a process in which I check many different reflex points on the body in order to determine specific nutritional deficiencies you may not be aware of. Your body will make it clear what nutrients you are deficient in which will aide you in your path towards optimal health. The Phoenix Rising is a beautiful symbol for recovering health when you feel like you've been in the ashes!