Founder of Short and Sweet Nutrition, Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, wife, mom, and dog lover dedicated to helping you achieve your optimal health.
Our goal is to help you understand nutrition and how it relates to your overall health in an easy, concise and Short & Sweet way. The secret to good health isn’t all that complicated. So, stop waiting around with unanswered questions and start your journey to better health today!
SHORT & SWEET METHOD BENEFITS THOSE WITH
These are the most common examples of health concerns our clients are challenged with.
If you have questions about a topic that is not listed, feel free to contact us.
One of the questions we get asked most often is what is the difference between a nutritionist, a dietitian, and a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner? Aren't they all the same thing?
Functional NUTRITIONAL THERAPY PRACTITIONER (FNTP)
A FNTP is certified by the Nutritional Therapy Association. FNTP’s draw on a holistic approach to healing, which considers the whole person – body, mind, and spirit. They recognize that disease is complex so they focus on the concept of bio-individuality: where every individual has a specific genetic, ancestral and geographic makeup that determines their own unique nutritional needs. Many nutrition programs fail because they take a “one size fits all” approach that ignores bio-individuality.
FNTP’s usually work in private practice. In my practice, I perform a comprehensive assessment, which includes an Initial Interview, Nutritional Assessment Questionnaire (300+ detailed symptom questions), a Food Journal and a Functional Clinical Assessment (FCA). The FCA consists of lingual-neuro, muscle, reflex, and energetic testing in order to further assess your biochemical needs and make appropriate, personalized diet and lifestyle recommendations.
This can be anyone that studies and/or claims to be an expert in the field of nutrition. It is not as regulated and tends to have a broader, more general meaning.
A regulated healthcare professional licensed to assess, diagnose, and treat nutritional problems. They usually work in a hospital setting and may have a more western-medicine vs. holistic view on health. Dietitians are an excellent resource.
WHAT IS NUTRITIONAL THERAPY?
When it comes to health, we focus on one concept, bioindividuality, where every individual has a specific genetic, ancestral and geographic makeup that determines their own unique nutritional needs. With the growing amount of nutritional information out there, it's hard to know what to implement and what not to!
I help you determine what the best protocol is for you based on your specific needs. I like to focus on lifestyle change by implementing small habit changes over time. You won't find strict meal plans with us, rather we look at what you're currently eating and just remove the stressors. I will guide you towards better habits but also make it practical! I want your body to be able to balance and heal on its own as best as it can, our job is to give it the environment to do so.
FROM MY CLIENTS
“Working with Nichole was such a blessing. I have had general digestive issues my entire life and awful eating habits. After working with Nichole and changing my habits, I’ve learned so much about my body and the way it processes foods, which has empowered me to choose foods that are good for my body and make me feel good.
Nichole takes such a different approach to nutrition than anyone I had ever worked with, and it taught me so much. Using the tricks and information I learned while working with Nichole, I have gone on to lose over 30 pounds. I feel great every day, and I am so thankful to Nichole for helping me along on this journey.”
— Rebecca B.
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