Functional and Nutritional Wellness embraces the totality of the regulatory functions of the body. It encompasses all of the biophysical, biochemical, enzymatic, endocrine, immunological, and bioenergetic regulatory capacities.



The new paradigm of metabolic analysis is called Functional and Nutritional Wellness.  The overall goal is to maximize whole body function at all levels – cellular, genetic, emotional, mental and physical.  The doctors may analyze urine, blood, stool, breath, hair or saliva specimens to evaluate various molecules such as heavy metal toxins, hormones, minerals, vitamins, fats, proteins, or organic acid chemicals, etc.  In many cases very few laboratory tests need to be evaluated, and the clinician can assess a person through additional  means and implement simple but highly effective nutritional suggestions.

When combined with the life changing treatments, nutritional  supplementation, and dietary changes can initiate significant recovery in patients with chronic health conditions.   The following health problems typically have a primary nutritional and/or toxin imbalance as a root cause:  chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel, migraines, skin dermatitis / eczema, autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, thyroiditis, etc., brain fog / memory issues, recurrent infections, weak immunity, asthma and many other conditions.

Functional and Nutritional Wellness protocols have been developed that provide restoration of tissue function.  Common treatments may focus on the digestive, immune and detoxification systems that have a calming effect on the whole body.  By building a good foundation in these core control systems, the brain or hormone system can now regulate and orchestrate the rest of the tissue functions at the highest level.  The net effect is that patients begin to feel better with more energy and symptom reduction or reversal.

Our Functional and Nutritional Wellness Background
At the Center for Optimal Health we are well versed in the clinical nutrition sciences, and has been kept abreast of the evolving science based Functional and Nutritional Wellness research and attending national symposiums on a wide range of topics such as cardiology, immunology, gastroenterology (digestive), toxicology, endocrinology (hormone) and others.
In 2012 we established the Center for Optimal Health to treat a wide variety of internal disorders.  During this time we have been able to improve the lives of children and adults with chronic health disorders. Our center has been a new leader in the Northeast Wisconsin in functional and nutritional medicine.  Many adults with depression, irritable bowel, hormone imbalances,  high blood pressure, inflammatory bowel diseases, inflammatory arthritis, skin disorders, migraines, and so forth have been helped with nutritional / Functional and Nutritional Wellness programs.

What Functional and Nutritional Wellness Means to You

Functional and Nutritional Wellness is the adjustment of our body tissue system imbalances (metabolic, physiological) using natural therapies and fundamental approaches to restore harmony to the body.  Using emerging research and effective interventions, Functional and Nutritional Wellness treats illness and promotes wellness.

The goal of Functional and Nutritional Wellness is to support the body in its own healing processes by understanding a person’s genetics, environment, physiology and individuality.  These all play a part in their health today.  Disease and even symptoms are just manifestations of underlying imbalances influenced by lifestyle and past experiences.  The Center for Optimal Health is dedicated to discovering the source of symptoms rather than succumbing to drug therapy.

Functional and Nutritional Wellness is Upstream Medicine…

Clients come to us because we care and they want to get healthy and feel better.  Diseases don’t just happen overnight.  Long-term imbalances, left untreated, become chronic diseases;  often times created from poor nutrition, lifestyle, physical and emotional habits, which ultimately diminish the quality of your life.  Drug therapies commonly used to treat diseases become long-term band-aid approaches and at times cause problems of their own – never addressing the underlying cause of imbalance.

“Upstream medicine” explains the principles of Functional and Nutritional Wellness.  It’s the intervention at a point where imbalances become apparent and adjustments to influencing factors and triggers, such as nutritional, exercise and lifestyle habits, are made before they create dis-ease in the body.

…We intervene upstream rather than letting you go over the falls

Your visit may be as simple as starting you on a path of understanding what your body needs for proper nutrition and exercise.  Or, it may involve laboratory testing to look  deeper into your physiology.  Understanding metabolism is as unique as your fingerprint; we tailor programs to fit your body’s needs.
Working in partnership with you, lifestyle changes are made that allow you to be in charge of improving your health and changing the outcome of disease.

If you are seeking to enhance your health along with balance and harmony in your life, The Center for Optimal Health knows how to support you in taking the first step.

The Center for Optimal Health Is A Place To Come To Heal

For more information about how Functional and Nutritional Wellness can help you achieve your wellness goals please call the Center for Optimal Health at 920.743.4221 or email


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