Welcome to Ferreira Functional Health!
My name is Omaira Ferreira and I am a Board Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P), Founder of Ferreira Functional Health.
My journey began several years ago when I was misdiagnosed with an ovarian dermoid cyst after experiencing excruciating pelvic pain and the next day rushed into emergency surgery for what turned out to be an Adnexal Torsion, which occurs when the ovary and sometimes fallopian tube, twist on the tissues that support them, cutting off the blood supply to the ovary. If not treated immediately, this condition could have devastating effects such as organ tissue damage or organ removal. I remember my grandmother on the phone, giving my mom one of her ancient traditional remedies and me thinking “how is beets going to help calm this pelvic pain”. After recovery, I decided to research why the foods my grandmother mentioned would actually be beneficial. During my research I found that protein, sugar, fat, and nutrients in food provide components for biochemical cycles crucial to cellular function.
I believe that food is medicine, and that proper nutrition plays a crucial role in preventing and treating disease. My grandmother's medicinal recipes further solidified this belief and motivated me to further my education and understanding in an interdisciplinary approach that bridges the gap between science, biochemistry, and food as medicine.
As a Functional Health Practitioner, I have a passion for helping individuals achieve optimal health and wellness by addressing the root causes of their health issues.
Through functional testing, I am able to identify imbalances and deficiencies in body systems and create personalized protocols to restore balance and support your overall health.
My mission as a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner is to empower you to take control of your health and wellbeing, and to help you live your best life possible.