In functional nutrition, we focus on treating the person, not just the disease. Fundamentally, it is a patient-centered approach to health care. Extensive assessments are performed for each patient. This can include lab tests, nutritional and lifestyle assessments, thorough history taking, and research. This gives us a picture of where the dysfunction lies within the person and allows us to customize a treatment plan that is individualized to each patient’s needs.

The body does not operate as individual systems. Instead, it is a highly complex network in which many systems are interconnected. They cannot function independently so they must be considered as a whole. A whole-body, functional medicine approach can optimize health and improve quality of life.

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Integrative Nutritionist and Pharmacist Consultant


Lara Zakaria RPh MS CNS is a Pharmacist and Clinical Nutritionist specializing in Functional Medicine. Combining her background in pharmacy and training in Functional Nutrition, Lara designs personalized protocols that incorporate whole food, herbs, nutrigenomics / pharmacogenomics, medication history, and lifestyle modification to optimize patient health outcomes.

Lara is founder of Foodie Farmacist, LLC, a consulting company focused on delivering patient-centered Functional Medicine care to manage chronic conditions including metabolic and autoimmune disease. Her focus is split between direct patient practice and professional development programs for Functional Medicine professionals.

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