Clients will experience individualized nutritional therapy for body and mind using techniques such as; elimination diets, therapeutic foods and professional grade supplements. A thorough, 75 minute consultation and health evaluation, allows me to build a timeline and story of each individual. Rather than focusing on one symptom or one organ I evaluate and address how the body performs as a whole. In addition to a thorough intake I am able to utilize state of the art investigative laboratory assessments that look below the surface and uncover signs of disease or illness that traditional health care overlooks. If you are interested in becoming a client, please fill out the online new client health history form below so that I may gather more information about you before your initial consultation.
I utilize the following labs and more in my practice
Micronutrient Testing allows me to evaluate nutritional deficiencies leading to disease and various symptoms as well as gather trends to uncover underlying or root causes of the deficiencies that are currently present. Keep in mind that the micronutrients in our body such as; Vitamin D and CoQ10 to name a few, have very important biological functions in the body and when levels are inadequate it can lead to symptoms such as fatigue, inflammation, weight gain and more. Interventions include either foods that are a rich source of an individuals specific deficiencies or professional grade supplement to ensure micronutrient repletion.
CHOLESTEROL PARTICLE SIZE & PRE-DIABETES MARKERS
Cardiometabolic and Pre-Diabetes testing to uncover particle sizes of cholesterol and assess risk factors associated with diabetes and heart disease. Many falsely believe that all cholesterol is bad but most don't understand that cholesterol itself is not the villain it is made out to be by most health care providers. Cholesterol is instead produced in response to inflammation and is sent to repair tissues should any damage occur to the vascular system. According to the NCEP guidelines, 50% of people who have a heart attacks have "normal" cholesterol levels. Making standard cholesterol screening ineffective at assessing true cardiovascular risk. This assessment looks deeper at the particle size of the LDL and HDL cholesterol to uncover true risks involved with diabetes and heart disease as well as uncovering inflammatory markers specific to the cardiovascular system as well. This assessment also evaluates glucose and insulin interaction as well as insulin resistance.
FOOD SENSITIVITY TESTING
The MRT or Mediator Release Test looks to uncover any unknown food or chemical sensitivities. Different from typical IgG panels assessments this panel looks at the body's inflammatory response to foods and chemicals rather than solely looking at an IgG response which can show false positive reactions. With inflammation being the cause of ALL chronic disease; this test allows me to address a wide variety of illness including; digestive disorders including Crohn's, IBS and IBD, migraines, autoimmune disease, cardiovascular disease and arthritis. By removing specific inflammatory foods from an individuals diet we can reduce or eliminate inflammation and reduce symptoms of chronic disease and or improve digestion.
GI TRACT STOOL ANALYSIS
GI Map Stool Analysis allows me to uncover any dysbiosis or imbalance of microorganism in the gut including overgrowth of yeast or presence of pathogenic parasites and or bacteria. This lab also looks at the functionality of the digestive tract in order to evaluate an individuals ability to produce enzymes or stomach acid needed to digest the food that we eat. Symptoms of gas, bloating, belching and constipation can be addressed when uncovering any imbalances in the GI tract.
HORMONES & NEUROTRANSMITTERS
ZRT Hormone and Neurotransmitter Testing can be used to address fertility issues, insomnia, weight gain, changes in mood, fatigue, anxiety, depression and even addictive behaviors. This panel looks at sex hormones such as Estrogen, Testosterone and Progesterone as well as a four point Cortisol assessment. This panel evaluates salivary levels of sex hormones and cortisol which gives an accurate measurement of active hormones versus protein bound or inactive hormones circulating in the blood. This panel also looks at neurotransmitters which are chemicals assembled in the gut but having action in the brain such as; serotonin, dopamine and gaba which can affect a person's mood and sleep and energy levels.
The Dutch hormone and neurotransmitter panel looks at the body’s levels or various sex hormones and neurotransmitters as well as the body’s metabolism or breakdown of hormones. This is strictly a urine test that evaluates the metabolites of sex hormones from the urine. From this we are able to see a general status of levels of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, cortisol and DHEA. This panel can also uncover any issues with hormone metabolism. This becomes especially important when dealing with any estrogen related cancers. This panel can also be used to look at preferences of testosterone metabolites that can lead to male pattern baldness and scalp hair loss and body hair growth in women and especially those dealing with PCOS.
Cost of individualized Integrative Nutrition Consultation
Cost of labs vary by lab and company. An insurance "discount" is offered with some labs.
Cost of an initial 75 minute consultation is $215
Cost of 45 minute follow up consultation is $ 165
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