My Nutrition Zone is owned by Sheila Leard, a Registered Dietitian specializing in sports nutrition for athletes and functional nutrition to heal those with chronic disease. She takes a practical, simple and yet comprehensive approach to nutritional plans and exercise recommendations. Sheila looks at all aspects of your lifetyle, medical conditions, stress, supplements and training regimen. Your body has a unique metabolic pattern that affects all your health needs. Learning how to eat for your body is what gets results!
If you are looking for advice on how to perform better as an athlete or manage a chronic disease, the most sustainable approach is to find out what is the cause of your symptoms and then use functional nutrition to get results. Together we can create a plan that will dramatically change how you feel and perform. How might a functional nutrition approach apply to you?
The following are just a few examples of how this approach may help in sports performance or a chronic condition:
Metabolic Efficiency. Athletes can overcome performance barriers by completing an Exercise Metabolic Test. This is a snapshot of your daily diet. How much fat and total carbohydrate are you burning when exercising? This is critical information to help formulate an individual fueling plan.You do not have to be plagued with gut issues.
Diabetes and Athletes. If you are require insulin or medication it's important to look at the potential deficiencies that may have developed from the medications. Optimal B vitamins and magnesium consumption are critical for athletes with diabetes
Osteoporosis requires looking at the correct supplements to balance a deficiency of minerals and vitamins, exercise and diet.
Cardiovascular Disease and Pre-Diabetes can be managed with a diet that has tight blood glucose control. Assess at Omega 3 fatty acids and health of your mitochondria.
Irritable Bowl Syndrome requires a thorough evaluation of food allergies and sensitivities. Learn your trigger foods. A plan would include
an elimination diets and potentially adding a probiotic.
Weight Management may be hindered do to food allergies or sensitivities. Creating a functional food plan can help change body composition.
Inflammation and Arthritis symptoms can be reduced with a plant based diet and supplements to reduce pain and improve joint function.