What to Expect
Nutrition counseling is a one-on-one supportive process that covers a variety of issues such as medical nutrition therapy, food sensitivities and allergies, gut health, disease prevention, performance/sports nutrition, developing a foundation for healthy eating, or simply used to get a professional evaluation of your current eating habits.
At your first appointment, we’ll go through a detailed nutrition & diet history, weight & medical history, and your previous experiences with food. The majority of the session is dedicated to gathering the information I need to fully comprehend your current dietary issues, establish why they exist and how I can effectively work with you to resolve them. Based on your evaluation, we’ll come up with a nutrition plan together based on your goals that you hope to achieve.
In follow-up sessions, we will talk through what has occurred since our last session, including any medical updates, nutrition wins or challenges since our last session, any significant life changes or stressors, and any questions you might have about nutrition. We review any challenges that may have come up and find ways together to tackle those challenges head-on. Nutrition goals are also reviewed and adjusted on a regular basis so we have a clear vision of what we are working towards.
Most clients start out seeing me once per week or even every two weeks, but as progress is made we may be able to increase our time between sessions and meet once per month.
It’s important to understand that nutrition therapy is not a short-term commitment. I am committed to helping you uncover your challenges and work alongside you to move forward with a new lifestyle. Similar to strength and conditioning or even mental health counseling, it takes self-motivation, dedication, and a winning mindset to improve your health and lifestyle.
CONDITIONS I’VE WORKED WITH
- Autoimmune: Hashimoto’s, Lupus, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Interstitial Cystitis, Celiac
- Gastrointestinal: SIBO, IBS, Acid Reflux/GERD, Undiagnosed Abdominal Pain, Chronic Diarrhea/Constipation, Fructose/Sucrose/Lactose Intolerance, Leaky Gut
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Skin Conditions: Eczema, Acne
- Weight Loss/Obesity
- Healthy Persons!
Nutritional Testing Options
We offer a variety of testing options to help us discover any imbalances. The need for testing will be determined at your visit. All tests require an initial visit and a follow-up to review results.
MRT Food Sensitivity Test
This is a blood test designed to identify sensitive foods and food-chemicals that cause an inflammatory response in your body. It is an accurate test with 94.5% sensitivity and 91.7% specificity. 170 foods and chemicals are tested. Read more on our Food Sensitivity page.
Comprehensive Stool Analysis
The GI Effects Comprehensive Stool Profile can reveal important information about the root cause of many common gastrointestinal symptoms such as gas, bloating, indigestion, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and constipation. It is a group of advanced stool tests that provide immediate, actionable clinical information for the management of gastrointestinal health. It will offer valuable insight into digestive function, intestinal inflammation, and the intestinal microbiome.
This is a breath test that help us identify any potential bacterial overgrowth occuring in the small intestine.
We utlize two different micronutrient tests depending on your needs.
Spectracell – Micronutrient testing is a blood test that tells us how 35 vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids and fatty acids are actually functioning in your body, not just whether or not they fall within an arbitrary “normal” range. This gives us the most accurate analysis of your body’s deficiencies and allows us to correct those that may be impairing your health. The test also evaluates your immune function and carbohydrate metabolism (glucose/insulin response).
NutraEval – This is both a blood and urine test that evaluates over 125 biomarkers and assesses the body’s functional need for 40 antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, amino acids, digestive support, and other select nutrients.