Anna BaudrainNT is a fully insured and registered CMA member with 9 years clinical experience in Naturopathic Nutrition and Functional Medicine and 5 years in Systematic Kinesiology and 2 years in Genetic Nutrition.
She offers interventions and strategies that are based upon information gathered from lengthy and detailed questionnaires and Functional Medicine investigation alongside DNA genetic profiles (Genetic Nutrition).
Anna is up-beat, and seeks to engage, inspire and motivate clients with clear direction and proven strategies. Engendering self-responsibility as she understands recovery is a holistic process.
Anna’s chosen specialism is working with those who have neurological and toxicity related conditions; Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), Benign Fasciculation Syndrome (BFS), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), targeting underlying nutritional and biochemical imbalances, viral and toxicity triggers that could be contributing to your illness.
Why Choose Me?
I walk my talk, I always have done! I quit sugar, dairy, alcohol, wheat, processed food 21 years ago, abstaining from 4 of the 5 for more than 7 years (but enjoy a glass of red wine and dark chocolate these days!). I still consume next to no sugar and remain committed to GF. My health is a testament to that!
I am friendly, gentle but firm, motivating support
I take the time to listen to each unique story, giving you 100% of my attention. Because everything about the way you communicate your health history, the signs and symptoms enable me to journey with you and identify where there are imbalances in the form of nutritional deficiencies, weaknesses within organs etc.
I also know what is realistically possible for busy people who juggle work and family commitments. I know how real life gets in the way of your best intentions! So I will not ‘judge’ or ‘lecture’ you – Nobody eats the perfect diet all of the time! YOU decide how strict you want to be with yourself. You set your own pace to make realistic and achievable changes. I am your guide, and hold your hand, to help keep you motivated, to answer seemingly perplexing questions, and inspire a taste for nutritious food on route to good health.
Nutritional Therapy is all about gradual permanent changes and long-term rewards. Choose just one or more recommendations, so long as you know they are achievable. The key is to experience regular small improvements, that add up to big positive and permanent changes in your eating plan and lifestyle. These little changes become an automatic part of your daily routine, so they are no longer an effort.
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What is a Functional Medicine practitioner?
What is Functional Medicine?
Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.
Why do we need Functional Medicine?
Our society is experiencing a sharp increase in the number of people who suffer from complex, chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, mental illness, and autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis.
The system of medicine practiced by most physicians is oriented toward acute care, the diagnosis and treatment of trauma or illness that is of short duration and in need of urgent care, such as appendicitis or a broken leg. Physicians apply specific, prescribed treatments such as drugs or surgery that aim to treat the immediate problem or symptom.
Unfortunately, the acute-care approach to medicine lacks the proper methodology and tools for preventing and treating complex, chronic disease. In most cases it does not take into account the unique genetic makeup of each individual or factors such as environmental exposures to toxins and the aspects of today’s lifestyle that have a direct influence on the rise in chronic disease in modern Western society.
There’s a huge gap between research and the way doctors practice. The gap between emerging research in basic sciences and integration into medical practice is enormous—as long as 50 years—particularly in the area of complex, chronic illness.
Most physicians are not adequately trained to assess the underlying causes of complex, chronic disease and to apply strategies such as nutrition, diet, and exercise to both treat and prevent these illnesses in their patients.
How is Functional Medicine Different?
Functional medicine involves understanding the origins, prevention, and treatment of complex, chronic disease. Hallmarks of a functional medicine approach include:
Patient-centered care. The focus of functional medicine is on patient-centered care, promoting health as a positive vitality, beyond just the absence of disease. By listening to the patient and learning his or her story, the practitioner brings the patient into the discovery process and tailors treatments that address the individual’s unique needs.
An integrative, science-based healthcare approach. Functional medicine practitioners look “upstream” to consider the complex web of interactions in the patient’s history, physiology, and lifestyle that can lead to illness. The unique genetic makeup of each patient is considered, along with both internal (mind, body, and spirit) and external (physical and social environment) factors that affect total functioning.
Integrating best medical practices. Functional medicine integrates traditional Western medical practices with what is sometimes considered “alternative” or “integrative” medicine, creating a focus on prevention through nutrition, diet, and exercise; use of the latest laboratory testing and other diagnostic techniques; and prescribed combinations of drugs and/or botanical medicines, supplements, therapeutic diets, detoxification programs, or stress-management techniques.
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Anna Baudrain Nutritionist
- Adrenal Fatigue
- Allergy Addiction
- Benign Fasciculation Syndrome
- Chronic Fatigue / ME
- Detoxification Techniques
- Environmental Toxins
- Follow Anna in the kitchen
- Genetic Nutrition / Nutrigenomics
- Limbic Kindling
- Mitochondrial Dysfunction
- The ABC of FIR SAUNAS
- Vagus Nerve
- Viruses & Co-infections