890 Westfall Road, Suite C

Rochester, NY 14618



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Functional Nutrition

Rochester Holistic Center offers a patient-centered, team approach to help our patients achieve optimal health using Functional Nutrition. Functional Nutrition seeks to address the way food affects the body on a cellular level. Our nutritionists have the ability to meet our health challenges using food as medicine in myriad ways. Nutrition is an integral part of the functional medicine focus of Rochester Holistic Center.

Specific nutrients are essential for proper detoxification, healthy genetic expression, energy, focus, attention, mental health, thyroid function; virtually every bodily process relies on proper nutrition. We can prevent illness as well as mitigate many ailments simply using the appropriate nutrition and supplementation.

Our functional nutritionist Kim's specialties include:

*thyroid function

*chronic fatigue syndrome

*anxiety and depression

*autoimmune conditions

*weight loss using full-sequence genetic testing to provide a fail-safe protocol



Kim has been studying and applying functional nutrition strategies to address both acute and chronic medical conditions for over 20 years. As a college student struggling with recurrent colds, she realized there had to be a way to strengthen her immune system and prevent illness, rather than simply treat the symptoms. Her “a-ha” moment came in 1994, when she self-treated an oncoming cold virus with Chinese herbal medicine and vitamin supplements, virtually stopping the cold symptoms in their tracks. A passion was born! Raising three children (ages 10, 12 and 20) as holistically as possible, Kim is proud to say none of her children has ever been on a prescription medication. Supplements and herbal remedies are her family’s way of life. Kim has a BA from Oakland University, is a Certified Herbalist and a Holistic Health Coach (Institute for Integrative Nutrition). She is pursuing her Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine.

Recent accolades from practitioners and patients:

“Kim, you know your stuff!” Dr. RM, MD

“Thank you so much for figuring out what was wrong with me. I’ve looked for 12 years for the answer to my medical problems and it took you less than an hour!” LH, patient

“Kim, you are so good at this!” Dr. WS, MD

“In four days, you took away arthritis pain I’ve had for months!” MB, patient

“One month on your protocol did the trick! I have NO more hip pain! I haven’t golfed in FIVE years! I can golf again! THANK YOU!” LEK, patient

Our Functional Nutrition Counselor on staff is Kim Kavanagh.

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