Dr. Wanda Rizza, expert in functional nutrition and human nutrition
Diet and functional nutrition specialist. Graduated in Human Nutrition Sciences at the Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome, after graduation she obtained the PhD in Human Nutrition Sciences working at Washington University in St. Louis (Missouri, USA).
Subsequently he spent periods between Seattle and San Francisco to investigate issues related to Medicine and Functional Nutrition. He currently works in Milan and Rome and collaborates with Professor Valter Longo in the study of Therapeutic Fasting.
It proposes therapeutic paths focused on Functional Nutrition, through which it is possible to learn the correct combination of foods, the effect of different cooking techniques and the importance of timing of meals. A personalized nutritional plan is in fact a fundamental tool in the treatment process of most chronic diseases.
What is functional nutrition?
It is a strategy capable of modulating the body's response to the daily diet at a nutrigenetic and nutrigenomic level, thus acting as a prevention tool and promoting autophagy, immunostimulation and cell regeneration.
In Functional Nutrition paths, we also deal with knowing functional foods and the effect of different types of cooking, learning how to properly use the timing of meals, recognizing and eliminating endocrine disruptors and foods that promote inflammation.
What a functional diet can intervene on
- Autoimmune Diseases: Hashimoto's thyroiditis, celiac disease, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus erythematosus they are all pathologies that require a personalized diet, exploiting the anti-inflammatory power of some foods. The daily diet is the first ally to avoid relapses and counteract often disabling symptoms.
- Hormonal imbalances: it is very common for unbalanced diets or incorrect food combinations to alter hormonal balance and circadian biorhythm, leading to problems with insomnia, adrenal fatigue, decreased libido, infertility, overweight and depression.
- Female nutrition: PCOS, infertility, functional amenorrhea, climacteric and menopause, DCA. If the binomial "women-diet" can already be synonymous with conflict, there are specific phases of life that require particular attention to nutrition.
- Intermittent Fasting: there is a natural way to give balance to your body, wisely dosing the hours of fasting and the timing of nutrition. Thanks to intermittent fasting it is possible to improve metabolic flexibility, reduce numerous risk factors and enhance the mechanisms that promote longevity, but only if it is applied in the most suitable way for each of us.