Our Nutrition Philosophy
We believe in a whole-foods based approach: organic whenever possible and lots of color for a variety of phytonutrients. Style of eating should be customized to the individual’s needs, genetic makeup, and goals. We don’t preach trends and hot topics, but instead stay ahead of emerging research for evidence-based recommendations. There is no one-size-fits-all diet that’s right for everyone. At Cal-a-Vie, the approach to nutrition is functional and personalized.
What Is Functional Medicine
Functional medicine is a systems biology approach to identifying and addressing the root cause of common health concerns, such as gut issues, hormone imbalances, slow metabolism and poor sleep. The focus is on prevention and optimal health for the whole person – mind, body, and spirit.
Designs for Health is the practitioner’s choice for top quality professional strength supplements since 1989. Our “science first” philosophy ensures our products are based on the most recent research and use the highest quality raw ingredients. We maintain a strict, no-compromises approach to quality raw material selection and never cut corners with substandard ingredients.
Working With Our Dietitians
Cal-a-Vie’s dietitians have received extensive functional medicine training. Comprehensive nutrition consults look at your eating habits and factors that may affect your health, such as signs of digestive issues, hormone imbalances, sleep disturbances, mood, and nutrient status.
We may recommend specific foods or supplements, depending on your personal needs and goals, to therapeutically support your health. Lab testing is not a requirement to work with us but is encouraged to have data for a more targeted and personalized approach. We are also passionate about helping our guests integrate their personal health plan once they return home.