We trust that women are the experts of their own bodies and health. Our model of healthcare is a partnership between the client and the provider. In our unique approach to care, we put the client at the center and addresses the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental influences that affect a person’s health.
Just being told to "work on your diet and lifestyle" doesn't work. That's why we offer longer appointment times and focus on educating our clients about their health. We also utilize health coaching skills in our services, to provide the support and accountability that our clients need to succeed in making sustainable changes in their health.
What is Integrative Medicine?
As defined by Duke Integrative Medicine:
Integrative medicine is an approach to care that puts the patient at the center and addresses the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental influences that affect a person’s health. Employing a personalized strategy that considers the patient’s unique conditions, needs and circumstances, it uses the most appropriate interventions from an array of scientific disciplines to heal illness and disease and help people regain and maintain optimum health.
Integrative medicine is not the same as alternative medicine, which refers to an approach to healing that is utilized in place of conventional therapies, or complementary medicine, which refers to healing modalities that are used to complement allopathic approaches. If the defining principles are applied, care can be integrative regardless of which modalities are utilized.
In addition to addressing and handling the immediate health problem(s) as well as the deeper causes of the disease or illness, integrative medicine strategies also focus on prevention and foster the development of healthy behaviors and skills for effective self-care that patients can use throughout their lives.
What is Functional Medicine?
As defined by the Institute of Functional Medicine:
The Functional Medicine model is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. It requires a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages that data to direct personalized treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes.
By addressing root cause, rather than symptoms, practitioners become oriented to identifying the complexity of disease. They may find one condition has many different causes and, likewise, one cause may result in many different conditions. As a result, Functional Medicine treatment targets the specific manifestations of disease in each individual.
What is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach?
An Integrative Nutrition Health Coach is a guide and mentor who empowers you and provides ongoing support and guidance as you set goals and make sustainable changes that improve your health and happiness.
Integrative Nutrition Plate†
The Integrative Nutrition Plate emphasizes the importance of local and organic produce, whole grains, high-quality proteins, plant-based fats, and water. It shows you how a plate should appear at mealtime and emphasizes the importance of proportions and portion size. To complete the picture, the plate is surrounded with lifestyle factors that create optimal health: relationship, career, physical activity and spirituality. I’ll introduce you to some of the healthiest foods on the planet and teach you how to find what’s healthiest for your unique body!
It’s easy to overlook all of the things that contribute to our sense of nourishment and fulfillment. It’s not just the food we eat that affects our health, but all of the other factors present in our daily lives. Healthy relationships, a fulfilling career, regular physical activity, and a spiritual awareness are essential forms of nourishment. When these primary foods are balanced, what you eat becomes secondary. I will support you in achieving all of your goals, from eating the right foods for your body to living an inspired, fulfilling life.
The concept of bio-individuality is the idea that each of us has unique food and lifestyle needs. One person’s food is another person’s poison, and that’s why fad diets tend to fail in the long run. Working on the principle of bio-individuality, I’ll support you to make positive changes that are based on your unique needs, lifestyle, preferences, and ancestral background
* Bio-IINdividuality, Integrative Nutrition and Institute for Integrative Nutrition are trademarks owned by Integrative Nutrition Inc. (used with permission)
† © 2005 Integrative Nutrition Inc. (used with permission)
Meet the Owner
Jacqueline Boone, MSN, RN, AGACNP-BC
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
Certified Lactation Specialist
Like many professionals in the field, I fell into Functional Medicine and Integrative Nutrition through my own personal health journey and life challenges. After a health scare of my own, while studying at Vanderbilt University to become a nurse practitioner, I started on a path to improve my own health.
I pursued educational opportunities in integrative medicine, functional medicine, nutrition, and fitness. Once I began to view health and wellness from this functional, root cause perspective, there was no going back.
Through the process of my 3 pregnancies and births, breastfeeding challenges and the diagnosis of my Autoimmune Disease, I discovered so many gaps in our healthcare system.
I felt betrayed, unheard, and flat out not believed by my doctors about my health problems and concerns. I felt lost and alone, without the “village” of support that I thought I was supposed to have.
I realized that the conventional medical system did not have the answers and resources I needed, and I believed that I was not the only woman having these struggles.
I made the decision to shift my career to Functional and Integrative Medicine and Integrative Nutrition Health Coaching so that I could fill the gap and meet these needs for other women.
I am so excited to be on this journey and excited to join so many amazing women on their journeys to health, happiness and peace.
Meet with Jacqueline Boone, NP either in-office, by phone, or through secure video-chat to review your health and wellness challenges and goals and find out if our services are the right fit for your needs.