Pediatric Integrative & Functional Medicine

Welcome to Neuronutrition Associates
We focus on systems, not symptoms

Medical Care

Pediatric Services

Treatment Plan

Our mission at Neuronutrition Associates is to deliver outstanding functional and integrative pediatric medical care and provide support to families in raising healthy, happy children. From prevention to treatment, we use both traditional and holistic systems of medicine, a variety of services and unique vantage points to create comprehensive individualized treatment plans for each patient. We have extensive experience solving complex pediatric cases using the most current laboratory testing and nutraceutical treatments. Our practitioners are also trained in traditional medicine, so our patients get the best of both worlds.

We believe an integrative approach is the key to wellness. In other words, many symptoms seen in children are caused by a combination of factors. These can include a variety of genetic and environment factors, certain food products and chemicals, weak or dysfunctional immune, nervous and digestive systems, and abnormal detoxification. We look for underlying causes of a child’s symptoms and merge traditional medical knowledge with natural remedies to treat them. We integrate nutrition, supplementation, detoxification and other functional methods to support our patients.

Meet Dr. Gutierrez

Neuronutrition Associates is committed to helping heal children and prevent disease by focusing on the whole child instead of just the symptoms. We will listen, guide, and assist the parents and patient throughout this process. The path to healing can take time, and we will be here to support the challenges and improvements of each child along their healing journey. We address the root cause of symptoms and treat organically in order to fully restore children to their most healthy being. Our approach includes creating an environment of caring and compassion involving both parents and the child in the treatment plan, and using evidenced-based practice to promote individual health and wellness.

    During my doctoral education at Johns Hopkins University, my research was focused on how mainstream clinicians could integrate natural medicine into their patient care. I discovered there is compelling peer-reviewed evidence that supports integrating natural therapies into clinical care. As medical providers, we should be using the best treatment choice for our patients, regardless if it is considered mainstream or alternative.

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    Dr. Gutierrez is a doctor of nursing practice and pediatric nurse practitioner that has been providing pediatric functional medicine care to patients for over a decade. She received her doctorate from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, and her masters degree as a pediatric nurse practitioner at the University of Texas in Austin, TX. Dr. Gutierrez is board certified in functional medicine by the Institute of Functional Medicine in addition to dual board certifications by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board as both a pediatric nurse practitioner and a primary care mental health specialist. Dr. Gutierrez is adjunct faculty at Johns Hopkins University where she has been teaching providers about pediatric functional medicine for the last several years. Dr. Gutierrez has a passion for creating custom supplement solutions for chronic health conditions, is a seasoned speaker, author, and leader in the field of pediatric functional medicine care.

    Hi there! I am Alexis Maple and I have been a member of the Neuronutrition Associates team for over 5 years now. In that time, seeing the incredible effort Dr. Emily Gutierrez has put into her patients and the tremendous outcomes, I developed a deep passion for true health and wellness. I have studied with Oh Baby Holistic Nutrition to achieve my Nutrition Consultant Certification and am studying with Functional Medicine Coaching Academy to become board certified for Health Coaching. When I am not learning all things nutrition and health, I enjoy cooking, reading, gardening with the family, and tending to my chickens! Areas of wellness I am particularly passionate about are preconception, pregnancy, postpartum, and children! I am thrilled to be mentored by Dr. Gutierrez and to help my community and beyond be the best versions of themselves.

    Hello, I’m Janelle, a proud member and front office manager of the Neuronutrition Associates team. Hailing from the scenic landscapes of Colorado, I find solace in the great outdoors and love the beauty of nature. I’m also the proud owner of a lovable turtle who adds a touch of whimsy to my life. In my free time, you’ll often catch me painting on canvas, dancing to the rhythm of life, and exploring the vibrant culture of Austin, Texas.

    What is functional medicine?

    Functional medicine is a biological systems-based approach to treating the root cause of illness by looking at the interactions between the genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors of an individual. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.


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