About

Snapshot_20130629_1  Derek Walton is a Certified Nutrition Therapy Practitioner in Denver, Colorado.  He graduated from the Nutrition Therapy Institute in 2014, and is currently working on finishing up their master’s program.  He started his personal practice “Functional Nutrition and Wellness LLC” in 2015 and has also been implementing nutrition consultations for “Roots Medical” in Denver, Colorado since 2015.

Derek works as a private investigator for client’s who suffer anything from fatigue, obesity, chronic pain, and autoimmune disorders to low sex drive and sleep deprivation.  Between his personal practice and the functional medicine clinic he is currently employed with, Derek has years of experience and has seen hundreds of client’s  ranging from autoimmune disorders, SIBO, stubborn candida issues, thyroid disorders, or metabolic issues such as insulin resistance.  His protocols all vary based on the individual client’s needs, as opposed to incorporating a universal ‘one-size fits all’ approach to nutrition and well being.  The flaws with conventional nutritional advice is that they typically don’t factor individual needs such as food allergies/sensitivities, and often promote foods that can potentially lead to various forms of inflammation- for instance suggesting a diet high in cereal grains, low-fat dairy, or starches such as breads and pastas, can actually increase our body’s inflammatory responses as well as can deplete us of essential nutrients. Ultimately this can make the client’s initial problem worse, especially when dealing with hormone imbalances and food sensitivities.  Derek has a personal practice where he offers detoxification programs, grocery store trips, and access to various labs such as food sensitivity panels, hormone testing, adrenal stress index, testing for genetic mutations, pathogenic testing for various infections, heavy metal testing, micronutrient analysis of your cells, and more.  He also includes suggested supplementation, mind-body techniques and individual exercise plans as a way to increase other aspects of health in hopes of getting you feeling your best faster.  Maybe you just need help with the basics and how to get started?  Look no further.  Derek works with clients on all levels, and is always happy to meet you where you’re at, and help you achieve progress at you’re own pace.

 

As previously mentioned, Derek also work for a functional medicine clinic here in Denver known as ‘Roots Medical’ ( http://www.rootsmedical.net/ )  This is a great place to find affordable testing, bio-identical hormone replacement, comprehensive thyroid support, as well as stool testing, SIBO testing, food sensitivity panels, etc.  A huge plus with booking through Roots Medical is that they do bill to most United, Cigna, Aetna, and Blue Cross insurance plans.    If you are interested in a free 20-minute phone consultation with Derek to answer any questions and to see if he is an appropriate fit for your health and wellness needs, e-mail: Derekwalton@holistic-self.com today!

 

DISCLAIMER:  The content found on this blog is general information obtained from research and should not be used in place of medical advice from a licensed professional.

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