Graff Integrative Health
Guiding People to Health Through Nutrition
Lori Graff, RDN, LD, CPCC, AFAA
Guided Integrative Health
Our understanding of the roles that genetics, the environment, and nutrition play in illness and overall health has exploded in the last decade. Until recently, healthcare focused solely on treating the acute symptoms of illness, not identifying and modifying the longer-term causes of it. Unfortunately, despite overwhelming scientific evidence that many illnesses can be cured or mitigated by identifying sensitivities, supplementing nutrition, or modifying exposures, our health care system is slow to change. Health insurers, drug companies, and most healthcare professionals continue to focus on treating symptoms, not causes.
But there is a burgeoning group of healthcare professionals who apply modern science to study and understand each patient’s unique physiological pathways. These care providers practice Integrative Healthcare. Integrative healthcare recognizes that most illnesses involve the interplay of a genetic susceptibility with a sensitivity to something in the body or the absence of something needed by the body. Through proper investigation and testing, the physiological pathway of illness can be identified and eliminated or minimized. Integrative Healthcare is not oppositional to traditional healthcare—it is a complimentary and growing part of it.
I have dedicated over a decade of my professional life guiding my clients to better health by helping to identify the contributing causes of their illness. Armed with that knowledge, I can guide them to make the simple changes in diet and supplements that can have remarkable results. Guided Integrative Health—it’s time!
"The groundwork of all happiness is health" (Leigh Hunt)
Gas, Bloating, Constipation, Diarrhea,
Heartburn, Chronic Fatigue
Persistent digestive and intestinal problems can have many or multiple causes. You may have been diagnosed with small intestinal bacteria overgrowth (“SIBO”). Or, you might carry a gene that makes it difficult for your body to extract adequate amounts of a necessary nutrient from the food you eat. You might have a food sensitivity that ordinary allergy tests can’t reveal. Or, perhaps you are one of the 33% of Americans who carry a hostile parasite in their gut and don’t even know it. With proper investigation and testing, we can help you find relief from your symptoms.
Weight gain, Cardiovascular disease, Chronic fatigue,
Headaches, Digestive problems
Liver toxicity is unavoidable with the 80,000 plus chemicals to which we are exposed every day in the air, food and water. It is almost impossible to achieve optimal liver health without regular liver cleansing and daily nutritional liver support. Without proper support and care, the liver’s functioning can become impaired, leading to a host of health problems. After testing has been done to assess your liver’s functioning, we can develop a plan to detoxify your liver and improve its long-term functioning.
Thyroid and Autoimmune
Weight gain, Loss of hair,
Cold feet and hands, Fatigue
Autoimmune disease affects up to 50 million Americans. An autoimmune disease develops when your immune system, which defends your body against disease, decides your healthy cells are foreign. As a result, your immune system attacks healthy cells. Some of the common autoimmune diseases include Hypo-Thyroid, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, and Psoriasis. I am a trained Wahls Professional applying a radical new way to treat all chronic autoimmune conditions using Paleo principles.
Consultation and Speaking
I am a regular presenter on the subject of integrative healthcare to medical professionals, businesses, and other groups. I also make myself available to my fellow health care professionals for consultation or referral of clients who might benefit from my experience. If you are a healthcare professional broadening your practice into the Integrative Healthcare field, or the representative of a business or group looking for a presenter on the topic, I welcome you to reach out to me.
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4944 Pleasant Street
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Tel: 515 - 978 - 1009
Fax: 515 - 282 - 1980