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Nutritional Medicine

Nutritional Medicine

Nutritional Medicine services offered in Clarksville, TN

Nutritional medicine offers a natural, holistic approach to treating an array of health issues. At The Apathecary Natural Health Center in Clarksville, Tennessee, Anthony Apa, PharmD, CFMP, uses functional medicine methods to investigate and treat the root causes of disease. He then applies his expertise in nutritional medicine, lifestyle changes, herbs, supplements, and homeopathy to improve your health. To discover the power of nutritional medicine, call The Apathecary Natural Health Center or book an appointment online today.

Nutritional Medicine Q&A

What is nutritional medicine?

Nutritional medicine helps improve your health by optimizing the quality and variety of nutrients in your diet. This includes protein, beneficial fats, fiber, fruits, and vegetables. Eating healthy, diverse foods increases your micronutrient levels — the vitamins and minerals that are vital to good health.

Sometimes people (especially those with chronic diseases) can’t digest their food properly, so many of the nutrients pass through their bodies. It can also be challenging to get everything you need from your diet, even when you do eat healthily. Whatever your nutritional challenges are, Dr. Apa can help.

What problems does nutritional medicine treat?

Nutrient deficiencies cause many common problems, such as:

  • Fatigue and lack of energy
  • Headaches
  • Difficulties sleeping
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Pain
  • Infertility
  • Cognitive impairment (problems with memory and thinking)

You could develop serious diseases if your deficiency is severe and prolonged.

A poor diet can also make you put on weight and reduce your enthusiasm for physical activities. Excess weight is a leading risk factor for many potentially life-threatening diseases, including some cancers, heart disease, high cholesterol, obstructive sleep apnea, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

Dr. Apa offers nutrition counseling to help you understand what foods promote better health and which ones you should avoid. He also offers nutritional treatments that support improved health.

What treatments are used in nutritional medicine?

Your nutritional medicine health plan may include treatments, such as:


Weight loss

Excess body weight is hard to shift without help and support. The Apathecary Natural Health Center can help you lose weight using safe, natural supplements and herbs, along with healthy lifestyle changes.


Dietary supplements

Dr. Apa works with leading supplement manufacturers who use pure, natural ingredients to formulate their products. He selects the most beneficial supplements for you after performing a comprehensive assessment.


Herbal remedies

Herbs often contain valuable vitamins, minerals, and other micronutrients. They can also help by promoting gut healing and better digestion.

In addition to nutritional medicine, The Apathecary Natural Health Center also specializes in alternative treatments such as homeopathy and Rife therapy to improve your overall health.

To benefit from an expert nutritional medicine program, call The Apathecary Natural Health Center or book an appointment online today.