MEDICINE NUTRITION COACHING
Virtual and with lab testing
Virtual and with lab testing
with lab testing
Through a detailed analysis of your current lifestyle, health concerns, and using comprehensive lab testing, I create a wellness program specific to YOUR body and goals.
My clients who do best with me are:
This is the first step for all new RSN clients looking for the most detailed and comprehensive approach to their health and well-being. The Case Review process is designed to SAVE money and time in the long-term by performing the appropriate functional lab testing before we devise a plan. A cornerstone of our approach is “test, don’t guess.” Identifying underlying patterns that will be key to a successful and long-lasting outcome.
The Case Review process includes TWO steps, which are described in more detail below.
During this 60-minute virtual consult, your coach will interview you to dive more into your chief complaints, history, and goals. You will create your customized nutrition plan and any other lifestyle goals your coach deems necessary.
This appointment has two purposes: to make sure that we have all of the information needed to gain a comprehensive understanding of your health status and to give you a head start on working towards your goals.
The exact lab testing ordered:
Single most efficient and effective tool for evaluating your overall health status. It screens for cardiac health, hidden inflammation, insulin resistance and hypoglycemia, and thyroid problems.
MTHFR–Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase is very critical in the function of methylation, a complex biochemical process that regulates gene expression (turns genes on & off) and governs intracellular detoxification. MTHFR is needed for the metabolism of folate (folic acid) and is a cofactor needed to convert homocysteine (a potentially toxic amino acid) to methionine. MTHFR has been linked by many types of research to conditions such as Blood Clots, Heart Disease, Fibromyalgia, Migraine Headaches, Infertility, Autism, Birth Defects, Miscarriages, IBS, Mental Illness, and many more.
Vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids essential for proper metabolism, growth, and wellbeing.
This panel measures an individual’s IgG and IgA sensitivity to food antigens of 96 different foods. Food Sensitivity testing can be very useful to help prioritize an elimination or rotation diet. Usually removing foods that the body has produced antibodies to will alleviate symptoms, because the source of inflammation is removed.
Vibrant America Hormones
The most comprehensive gut microbiome test available on the market to clinicians, including over 170 species and genus-level measurements, as well as phylum assessments and two diversity indexes. We also provide recommendations for 35 commonly used probiotic products that may be appropriate based on risks determined by lab test results. Vibrant’s proprietary microchip technology allows for simultaneous detection of DNA from almost 200 species and genera of microorganisms from a one-time collection of a stool sample.
Heavy metals may be the root cause of common neurological disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, autoimmune diseases, and disorders associated with increased oxidative stress and cellular dysfunction
Urine-based assay for 31 of the most common mycotoxins produced by molds to which humans are exposed. This test is measured on mass spectrometry, using Vibrant’s patent-pending proprietary technology, to produce the most accurate and clinically relevant assessment of difficult-to-detect toxins that can cause serious disease in humans. Vibrant is able to detect mycotoxins, small molecules, as small as 5 pcg, which greatly expands the number of available mycotoxins detected.
Environmental toxins, technically called toxicants, are substances produced endogenously from the human body and which, when absorbed, inhaled, or ingested, can cause acute or chronic toxic overload, which may manifest in a variety of biological organ, tissue, and cellular-level systems. Environmental toxins are cancercausing chemicals and endocrine disruptors, both human-made and naturally occurring.
Vibrant Environmental Toxin Panel uses the most advanced mass spectrometry method to assess 39 different markers to assess environmental toxins in one urine specimen.
*All of these labs are included in the Case Review; however, additional labs may need to be ordered based on specific health concerns or goals at an additional cost.
Once we’ve received your lab results and completed paperwork (will be emailed to you upon booking the initial appointment), you will move on to Step 2: The Case Review consultation. This typically occurs 4 weeks after the Initial Consult.
The Case Review consultation is a 75-minute virtual appointment.
Prior to the consultation, your coach will review the results from the labs that were ordered along with the paperwork going over your health history, goal, diet and supplement information, lifestyle habits, and relevant prior lab work. She will use all of this information to provide the following:
• A summary of the underlying patterns that are contributing to your symptoms
• An outline of the suggested treatment plan, including dietary, supplement and lifestyle recommendations
• Recommendations for further testing (this will typically be minimal, if necessary at all, because of the completeness of the Case Review process)
• During your consultation, your coach will present you with a recommended treatment plan for the remaining 3 months of coaching (or more) and answer any questions you have.
Not at all. We are a fully virtual functional medicine nutrition practice, meaning all consults will be over zoom through our private portal. This is great for people who are busy or desire the best care, but do not have a functional medicine specialist near them.
Nutrition counseling appointments are available Monday-Friday via telehealth. If you would like to schedule an appointment with us, please go to the main page and click “Book Appointment”
Prior to the initial consult, you will receive detailed paperwork going over your health history, goals, diet and supplement information, lifestyle habits and relevant prior lab work through our private portal. We need this back 24-hour prior to your appointment so your coach has enough time to review and start working on your custom plan.
We accept HSA/Flex spending credit, debit, and bank wire. If you do have insurance, we can also give you a receipt for an attempt for reimbursement with your insurance provider. Most of our clients have had a lot of success with this.
Conventional insurance-based medicine is built around the concept of labeling you with a reimbursable diagnostic code (diagnosis) and then finding the medications or a procedure to match.
A functional medicine model of care works to address the root cause of imbalances/disease (DIS-EASE), considering the connection of all the various body systems, as well as the mind, lifestyle, and diet. The core of functional medicine is finding the what and the why, therefore simply operating in a diagnosis to medication model doesn’t fit with insurance-based practices.
In addition, if your doctor is spending enough time with you (both in-person and afterward researching your unique case) to get to the root of your issue, using advanced testing that takes more time and knowledge to interpret, and then personalizing your treatment plan to include natural therapies and a customized diet plan, then it’s not covered by insurance.
This can be a good thing because this offers advanced testing and personalized care, 1-1 relationships with our coaches and clients, and more accountability through coaching.
Yes, functional lab testing is an investment, but not an expense. Working to transform your lifestyle and health will continue to reward you over your lifetime and give you back more time and energy (and often money) in the long run.