Nutrition, Functional Medicine & TeleMedicine Provider in Charlottesville, VA

Nutrition is a key factor in healing, health optimization, and wellness care. At Candid Apple: Nutrition & Functional Medicine,  Kerri Rachelle, RDN, LDN, CSSD, and the team of elite Registered Dietitian Nutritionists offer personalized pathways to guide patients to their goals and help them maintain the excellent health they deserve. With a home office in Charlottesville, Virginia, the team provides telehealth care across the United States. They’re ready to help you check off every box on your health and wellness list so you can live freely. To learn how, call the office or book your appointment online today. 

Nutrition Q & A

What is functional nutrition?

Functional nutrition is personalized telehealth nutrition coaching using a functional medicine approach. It pinpoints your health needs, finds the source of health issues, helps determine your personal goals, and guides you to healthy eating behaviors and optimal wellness. 


Who needs nutrition coaching?

Nutrition coaching and functional medicine are a combined pathway at Candid Apple: Nutrition & Functional Medicine, so our team of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists offer comprehensive whole-body wellness care. Nearly anyone can gain great health benefits from this approach. 

A few of the most common reasons for seeking nutrition coaching and functional medicine care from a Functional Medicine Registered Dietitian Nutritionist are:

  • Improving personal relationship with food
  • Improving overall fitness
  • Losing weight and maintaining it
  • Developing a sustainable long-term eating plan
  • Learning intuitive eating and reducing stress around food
  • Managing gut health issues
  • Managing food sensitivities and allergies
  • Balancing hormones
  • Managing and preventing diabetes and prediabetes
  • Lowering cholesterol
  • Preventing heart disease
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Maximizing your lifespan

As your life changes, it’s natural for your goals to change with it. The team works with your needs and aspirations, helping you make changes whenever needed to help you achieve and maintain the best health.


How does functional nutrition work?

The nutrition coaching aspect of your health care works alongside your functional medicine care. Your intake evaluation is a comprehensive telehealth appointment that covers your goals and explains the nutrition coaching and functional medicine process. Some of the main aspects of the program are:

Personalized testing

Testing is an essential part of combined functional medicine and nutrition care. Lab tests identify issues like nutrition imbalances and food sensitivities as well as gut health issues, hormone imbalance, toxins, and many other issues that may challenge your health and wellness. 



Consultations are regularly scheduled telehealth visits with your registered dietitian that delve into your nutrition needs, monitor your progress, and give you the tools you need to continue reaching your goals. You can share your food and hydration logging with the team so they can provide customized recommendations in terms of diet, supplements, and lifestyle. 


Ongoing care

Ongoing care gives you the support you need to continue to reach new health heights, even after you attain your initial goals. The team members are your dedicated health advocates from the moment you decide you want to improve your health and wellness, and they’re here for you long-term so you can feel and become your very best. 

Nutrition coaching is an easy and cost-effective way to optimize your health, so call the Candid Apple: Nutrition & Functional Medicine office or click the online booking feature now.