What is functional nutrition?
Functional nutrition is a science-based, holistic approach which seeks to identify the root causes of symptoms and addresses underlying imbalances so that the client can achieve and maintain optimal health. Rooted in bio-individuality and understanding that every body is unique, all plans and protocols are customized for the client’s current needs and include diet, mindset and lifestyle recommendations in order to promote optimal wellness. This is not a quick fix! True healing takes time and commitment.
How is it different from other programs?
I take a bio-individual approach with each client I see - there is no one-size fits all approach when it comes to nutrition. I take a holistic approach to health because everything in our bodies is connected. I work to restore clients' health with a food-first approach while bringing all areas of the body back into balance. I believe that food IS medicine, and by eating nutrient-dense whole foods, making lifestyle changes, and reducing stress, we can provide the nutrients our bodies are deeply craving to function optimally!
How do we meet?
We will meet virtually through my HIPAA compliant client portal called Practice Better.
How long before I can expect to reach my health goals?
It all depends on your health history and what the root cause of your symptoms is. I work with clients for a minimum of 3 months and implement regular motivational coaching calls into every program. For many clients, 3-6 months is enough time to make long-term progress, but it can take longer depending on the individual which is why I offer 6-month programs for more chronic health concerns.
How is your initial consultation structured?
Before our meeting, I'll have you fill out an extensive symptom questionnaire and a 3-day food journal. In our hour-long introductory consultation, we’ll do a thorough review of your health history and symptom questionnaire, a review of your food journal, go over the symptoms and concerns you’re currently experiencing and review your health goals. We will then determine the next best steps for you.
Do you accept insurance?
I do not bill insurance directly, but can provide a superbill upon request for you to submit to insurance. In order for me to provide you with a superbill, you would need a referral from your primary physician. You can submit the superbill to your insurance company for possible reimbursement for out-of-network services.
As of January 2021, I will be meeting with clients primarily through telehealth. We will meet through my HIPAA compliant platform called Practice Better and we will have online/video calls via Zoom for our sessions.
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