functional & integrative nutrition services

Carly sage, inhc, fdn-p

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what is Functional & integrative nutrition

Integrative & Functional Nutrition is an updated, comprehensive, systems-oriented, patient-centered approach to cultivate true health and wellness. This method of practice is used to prevent, mitigate, and reverse chronic conditions at the source and optimize physical, emotional, and cognitive function. It assesses interrelated factors such as food, gut health, lifestyle, environment, genetics, relationships, stress, and mindset and incorporates complementary healing modalities (such as meditation and art therapy offered in our Integrative Wellness Program) into a personalized clinical treatment plan. This approach focuses not on the condition or symptoms as the problem, but rather as clues to investigate and address the underlying issues resulting in the presentation of the client's issue(s). Integrative and Functional Nutrition is both a science and an art, drawing from the Functional Medicine paradigm which relies on clinical evidence from targeted assessments and insights to identify underlying root causes of health concerns. The goal is to establish a closely monitored, individualized, effective strategy to restore health naturally -- and to teach the client how to practice self-care for life.

My Goal as a Health practitioner

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My goal is to help women get to the root of their health concerns by identifying the blocks and incorporating simple lifestyle and nutritional modifications so you can re-balance and thrive. I promote total body and mind health through digestive and gut health, and by introducing therapeutic foods and integrative healing modalities. I will support you in incorporating easy, practical solutions and self-care tools necessary for a busy lifestyle, empowering you to cultivate true wellness as a lifelong practice. 

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I am a member of The Center for Mindful Eating, whose mission is "to help people achieve a balanced, respectful, healthy and joyful relationship with food and eating. As a practice, mindful eating can bring us awareness of our own actions, thoughts, feelings and motivations, and insight into the roots of health and contentment."

My Education: the Art + science of health

My undergraduate degree is in Expressive Visual Arts and I graduated as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and the Holistic Nutrition Lab's Digestive Intensive program in 2015. Drawing on this knowledge, I will help you create a completely personalized “road map to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals.

I am also a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition (FDN-P) practitioner.

I continue graduate work at the Maryland University of Integrative Health in Integrative Health and Human Nutrition, fine tuning my expertise in evidence-based functional nutrition practices.

I am passionate about drawing from my life experiences and rely on a strong educational foundation in the evidence-based practice of functional medicine and mind-body-medicine principles. In this way I use my expertise in the art and science of health to guide others through their personal healing process.

my creative community

It's known that community, belonging, and strong social networks contribute to overall health, happiness, and longevity. As an advocate for human connection and collaboration, I am the founder the Silver Circle Art Center in northeastern CT since 2008. This local establishment has enhanced the quality of life for many by promoting not only a sense of belonging for local artists, but by emphasizing the personal development and health benefits of creativity through the lens of mind-body medicine. Our Integrative Wellness & Arts Program uses art and creativity as a modality for self-expression, healing, and wellness.

Taking that first step is easy.  Let's connect.

For more information on what Integrative & Functional Nutrition is, visit my website