Food is Medicine. At FoRM Health, we focus on functional nutrition that explores the root cause of imbalances and chronic conditions. Our bodies have a diverse ecology where all systems are interconnected. The way we choose to fuel our bodies through nutrient-rich foods, medicinal herbs, and health-boosting supplements can have profound effects on everything from gut health + athletic performance to mental health + hormonal balance.
Our functional nutritionist creates highly individualized & simplified plans that focus on your unique nutritional needs. Using clinical findings (i.e. lab panels, biomarkers, etc.) along with food sensitivities, environmental factors, and lifestyle considerations, you will be provided with dietary recommendations & meal plans with whole-food recipes to bring your health back into balance. The personalized approach at FoRM health allows for an EFFECTIVE + SUSTAINABLE relationship with food for long-term & optimal health.
After providing you with the initial tools you need, our nutritionist will schedule follow-up sessions with you to discuss successes and challenges. This allows for continued modifications to your individualized nutrition plan to make sure all of your needs are addressed as they ebb and flow on your health journey. We are with you every step of the way!
More specifically, functional nutrition at FoRM Health PDX can help you address:
- Autoimmune Conditions
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Leaky Gut
- Hormonal Imbalance
- Skin Health
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Chronic fatigue
- Athletic Performance
- Food Relationship
- & much, much more..
To learn more about our nutrition counseling services and food as medicine — call us or schedule an appointment online!
What is involved in a nutritional intake + assessment?
We will discuss most everything about the state of your health + wellness. We’ll talk about your food story (a typical day of food, any sensitivities to food, cultural or social connections to food, food accessibility..). If there are recent labs available, we’ll cover what concerns you may have and deficiencies that can be addressed. We’ll talk about your digestion of course! But also about your sleep, energy levels, interpersonal relationships, stressors, physical movement, cooking, and what you love to eat!
What if I really don’t like cooking or shopping?
After getting a clear picture on your food story and health concerns, you will be provided with a detailed food guide including shopping list, calendar view of meals by the week, and accompanying recipes with serving sizes. All in a super convenient PDF format. We know implementing the recommendations at home is often the hardest part so our nutritionist is here to make integration as simple as possible! We also have a wealth of knowledge on nutritious foods + wholefood snacks that can be had on-the-go for the busiest of the days.
What about the follow-up sessions?
These are the best part ! This is where we discuss successes and challenges with the nutrition plan as it stands. Follow-ups are our opportunities to refine, refine, refine. We want to make sure the plan in hand is sustainable. This is also the time we talk about nourishing lifestyle habits to complement using food + herbs as medicine.