Functional Nutrition Specialist

Scarsdale Health & Wellness

Weight Loss Provider & Acupuncturist located in Westchester County, Scarsdale, NY

If you suffer from a chronic disease, lasting pain, an injury, fatigue, or other unpleasant symptoms, board-certified and licensed acupuncturist Christian DiStefano, LAc, and his expert team offer holistic solutions at Scarsdale Health & Wellness in Scarsdale, New York. They evaluate your health to find the root cause of symptoms and use natural treatments to restore your energy and quality of life. To learn more about functional medicine at Scarsdale Health & Wellness, schedule a consultation over the phone or online today.

Functional Nutrition Q & A

What is functional nutrition?

Functional nutrition is a holistic, biology-based approach to medicine that focuses on addressing the root cause of diseases and their symptoms. Treating the root cause, rather than just the symptoms, can enhance your body’s natural healing capability.

Scarsdale Health & Wellness offers natural treatments customized to your environment, genetic makeup, and lifestyle.

What is functional nutrition used for?

Functional nutrition at Scarsdale Health & Wellness can improve your health if you have one or more of the following conditions:

  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Thyroid disorders and hormone imbalance 
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Other inflammatory diseases
  • Crohn's disease
  • Hashimoto’s disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Elevated blood sugar

What are the benefits of functional nutrition?

Choosing functional nutrition at Scarsdale Health & Wellness offers you numerous health and wellness benefits, such as:

  • More energy
  • Reduced need for medications
  • Fewer medication side effects
  • A lower risk of chronic diseases
  • Fewer unpleasant symptoms
  • Long-lasting results

Functional nutrition stimulates your body’s natural healing response so you can take fewer medications, restore your health naturally, and save money on health care costs.

Which functional nutrition treatments are available?

Scarsdale Health & Wellness providers are highly trained in Apex Energetics™ and completed certification from the Institute for Functional Medicine. Your personalized functional nutrition treatment plan at Scarsdale Health & Wellness might include:

Weight loss counseling

Losing weight if you’re overweight can reduce unpleasant symptoms and lower your risk of, or reverse, some chronic conditions. Scarsdale Health & Wellness offers medically supervised weight loss to optimize your health.

Lifestyle changes

Making lifestyle changes, such as changing your diet, getting more exercise, sleeping better, and reducing stress, can alleviate symptoms and reduce disease risk factors.


Acupuncture uses tiny, painless needles to stimulate your body’s natural healing ability and restore energy balance.


Acupressure uses manual pressure to target tight musculoskeletal tissue, enhance healing, and relieve pain..

Dietary supplements

Scarsdale Health & Wellness offers quality herbal and other dietary supplements to improve chronic conditions naturally and detoxify your body. They provide Standard Process®, Systemic Formulas, Apex Energetics™, Marco Pharma International™, and Energetix® nutritional products.