FUNCTIONAL
WELLNESS COACHING

with lab testing

FUNCTIONAL WELLNESS COACHING

with lab testing

 Get to the ROOT CAUSE of your health concerns.

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:

  • Highly motivated and committed in playing an active role in their health
  • Want to reach their optimal level of health, so they can feel their best, increase energy and productivity, and have confidence in their body
  • Use functional medicine for identifying underlying cause, rather than just suppressing symptoms with medication
  • Are willing to make the necessary dietary and lifestyle changes to support health and well-being

FUNCTIONAL WELLNESS COACHING 

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.

This includes:

  • An initial  consult to determine which labs to order (in person or virtually)
  • A thorough review of your medical history and relevant previous lab work (10-page limit)
  • Comprehensive lab testing (see what’s included below)
  • A review of your current diet and nutritional supplements
  • A 60-minute consult (in person or virtually) to review your results and present your plan
  • A treatment plan including diet, supplement, and lifestyle therapies
  • Additional two months of coaching after the Case Review & Plan
  • Recommendations for further testing (if necessary)

The Case Review process includes TWO steps, which are described in more detail below.

$3200-$4600

STEP ONE: INITIAL CONSULT

During this 45-minute consult, your coach will interview you to determine which lab tests to order for your Case Review, based on your chief complaints, history, and goals.

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.

Lipids

  • Cholesterol
  • LDL Calculation
  • HDL Direct
  • Triglycerides
  • LDL Direct

Apolipoproteins

  • Apo A-1
  • Apo B

Inflammation

  • Homocysteine
  • hs-CRP

Glycemic Control

  • Glucose
  • HbA1c
  • Insulin

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.

  • T4
  • Free T3
  • TSH
  • Anti-TPO
  • RT3†
  • Anti-TG

Vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids essential for proper metabolism, growth, and wellbeing.

  • Folate
  • Vitamin D, 25-OH†
  • Vitamin B12
  • Iron
  • TIBC
  • Fatty Acids:
  • Omega-3 EPA
  • Omega-3 DHA
  • Omega-6 AA
  • Omega-6 LA

Food Sensitivity

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.

DUTCH Advanced Hormone and Adrenal Testing

  • Analysis of 35 different hormones: estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA-S, and cortisol along with their metabolites.
  • Daily free cortisol patterns to provide insight into adrenal insufficiency or symptoms of chronic stress.
  • Graphical representation of results and embedded video tutorials to assist in the hormone assessment to share with your medical provider
  • DUTCH OATs: Oxidative stress marker – 8-Hydroxy-2-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG), melatonin (6-OHMS), and six organic acid tests (OATs) including markers for vitamin B12 (methylmalonate), vitamin B6 (xanthurenate), glutathione (pyroglutamate), dopamine (homovanillate), norepinephrine/epinephrine (vanilmandelate), and serotonin (5-hydroxyindoleacetate).

Gut Microbiome

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

  • Beryllium
  • Aluminum
  • Nickel
  • Arsenic
  • Palladium
  • Cadmium
  • Antimony
  • Tin
  • Tellurium
  • Cesium
  • Barium
  • Gadolinium
  • Tungsten
  • Platinum
  • Mercury
  • Lead
  • Thallium
  • Bismuth
  • Thorium
  • Uranium

*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.

STEP TWO: CASE REVIEW

The Case Review consultation is a 60-minute virtual or in-person 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 monthly coaching and answer any questions you have.

Common Questions

Do I need to be local to set up a consult with you?

If you live in the DFW area, nutrition counseling can be done in the office. Many clients enjoy and prefer the relationship we establish through our face-to-face consults as well as the equipment available at the office. However, I have clients from all over, and the counseling is just as effective through a virtual consult using Zoom.

When and where can I come see you?

Nutrition counseling appointments are available Monday-Friday. My office is located on the second floor of the Valliance Bank Office Building at 5900 S. Lake Forest Dr., Suite 200, McKinney, TX 75070. If you live in the DFW area, nutrition counseling can be done in office.

What do I need to prepare for my first appointment?

Prior to the initial consult, you will receive detailed paperwork going over your health history, goal, diet and supplement information, and lifestyle habits and relevant prior lab work.

How often will I come see you?

Most of my clients work with me on a monthly basis until they get to “maintenance,” where they then just check-in as needed.

What payment methods do you accept?

Accepted payment forms are credit, debit, check, PayPal, or cash.

Why are Functional Medicine practices and testing not covered by insurance?

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.

Forms of payment we accept: HSA, credit, debit, check, PayPal, and cash. If you do have insurance, we can also give you a receipt for an attempt at reimbursement with your insurance provider.

See What Clients are Saying:

Rachel Scheer Nutrition
4.9
Based on 73 reviews
Victoria Filoso
Victoria Filoso
14:51 07 Jul 21
Working with a nutritionist is something I have always wanted to do, and doing the functional wellness coaching with Christine Forsythe exceeded all of my expectations!!! I have suffered from crohns disease for most of my adult life and I became complacent with the discomfort and restrictions that came with my diagnosis. When I finally took the plunge and started working with Christine, we immediately worked on reducing my inflammation and then built a meal plan around my lab results and my (many) food sensitivities. Christine taught me how to eat, not just what to eat, and it has already paid off in dividends. I can now eat foods that I never thought I could eat according to my doctors. I also now have the skills to fuel my body in a way that is personalized to me. Working on my body from the inside has equally affected my body on the outside—I look better, but more importantly I feel better. I seriously cannot recommend Christine and RSN enough!
Logan Street
Logan Street
19:08 30 Jun 21
EVERYONE needs a Rachel Scheer and RSN in their lives!! Rachel and her team are very professional and take the time to hear your needs. As much as you will learn from Rachel, she will learn from you. Highly recommended!!
Anthony Ferrando
Anthony Ferrando
16:11 19 Jun 21
I HIGHLY recommend and trust Rachel Scheer and her team. Rachel’s guidance helped alleviate a chronic condition that I never would have solved on my own. BIG Thank You Rachel!
Jennifer Pussinen
Jennifer Pussinen
20:39 07 Jun 21
Rachel is extremely knowledgeable, thorough, and amazing to work with! After completing the labs and applying her diet plan, all of my digestive problems were nonexistent. I cannot remember the last time I felt this great!
George Haralabakos
George Haralabakos
23:18 27 May 21
I had the opportunity to work with Christine Forsythe and have to say it was one of the best experience I have encountered when it comes to the understanding of nutrition. From the beginning I felt very comfortable with setting my goals, understanding the process, and having all my questions answered. I was very skeptical thinking I wouldn’t get any results but I saw immediate changes to my energy, sleep, and how I felt about myself in the first month. I really recommend working with Christine as she understands how to get you to achieve your goals and feel great with about the process.
Josh Henderson
Josh Henderson
14:33 23 May 21
I suffer with debilitating Ulcerative Colitis. For the past 8 years I have lived a life full of anxious moments whenever I have to eat food in fear that I am going to get sick from what I ate. I take medicine but I still wasn't finding full relief from my symptoms. After working with Christine I figured out a bunch of food sensitivities and that my gut microbiome was way out of whack. Since eliminating the food sensitivities from my diet and taking the recommended supplements I have seen the most improvement in my stomach and mental health that I have ever experienced. I am so glad I kept seeking answers outside of traditional medicine. I can't thank Christine enough! Highly recommend!
Anitza Arellano
Anitza Arellano
23:54 09 May 21
Prior to working with Christine, I used to consider myself a somewhat healthy person. I was always eager to try the latest diets and food trends, but they all ended the same. I would follow them, but would be disappointed by the lack of results, making me feel liked I failed. Through the lab work and Christine’s guidance, I was able to build a sustainable way of eating and fueling my body that is personalized to me and I know I can commit to long-term. Through her methodology, I began to notice a natural source of energy as opposed to a reliance on caffeine, I felt fuller for longer as opposed to snacking regularly due to the lack of fat and variety in my diet, and I noticed a shift in the way I view food. I now focus on how it will make me feel as opposed to immediately, and sometimes mistakenly, labeling it as “healthy” or “unhealthy.” Christine was quick to share insight and resources when asked, making every part of the process less overwhelming or intimidating. I highly recommend working with Christine if you are experiencing a similar struggle to what I went through!
Stuart Schwartz
Stuart Schwartz
23:26 06 Jan 21
Having completed a series of consultations with Rachel Scheer Nutrition, I must say that the meetings have changed my life. My nutritionist was Christine Forsythe and she is EXCELLENT!!! In all my “many” years, I have tried to “clean up my act” by reading magazines and books, perusing internet sites, etc. I have tried diets, none of which really have a long-term impact. BUT, my meetings with Christine have proved to be far more eye-opening and informative than any of the aforementioned. I recognized in my early sessions that Christine is highly educated in nutrition and aware of the needs of individuals. She did not put me on a diet but advised me about modifying lifestyle and understanding the elements of every type of food that could either benefit me or perhaps not. I took her advice and have worked towards being healthier than ever. The result was a gradual loss of weight, the lowering of blood pressure to normal levels, and the reduction of sugar in my system.I learned that having a mentor is far more valuable than trying to understand ones’ needs on one’s own. As corny as it may seem, I can now look in the mirror and feel better about not having to see a belly hanging over my belt. It feels good to be able to climb into clothes that have not fit for a long time. I learned that moderation in every aspect of life is “key” in the successful road to reaching our overall goals.I rarely write reviews, but I felt so good about the experience, I decided to share. If you want to feel better about yourself, understand how your body “ticks” and what you can do to have your body appreciate your effort to improve it, then call Rachel Scheer Nutrition and ask for Christine Forsythe.
Caroline Slate
Caroline Slate
21:56 24 May 20
Rachel is amazing and very knowledgable! I am learning so much about nutrition and the importance of gut health. I have already seen improvements and am looking forward to continuing improving my health with her guidance.
Pavlina Atanasova
Pavlina Atanasova
15:01 15 May 20
I wasn't sure if I wanted to work with nutritionist, I don't do well with limitations. But after working with Rachel for few months now, it has been great. Initially I heard her on a podcast and the way she was talking it just spoke to me. I felt she will be the right person to help me with my issues. She has been super helpful explaining what I need to do, how my body is functioning, what is the best course of action. She answers all my questions in details and i look forward to our appointments!
Miranda Thompson
Miranda Thompson
19:38 05 Mar 20
I have loved all my meetings with Rachel. Changing the focus to gut health with my diet has made me feel much better and it’s only been 4 weeks. Her approach seems intuitive yet not trendy or overwhelming. I would recommend to anyone looking to get guidance on nutrition or dive deeper into what’s causing problems. Wonderful experience so far!!!
Summer Garrett
Summer Garrett
18:10 03 Feb 20
Rachel spent a lot of time with me explaining the physics of how our bodies process the fuel we give it and helped me incorporate a dietary plan that suits my needs and my lifestyle! Can’t wait to see the results!
Maegan Brock
Maegan Brock
19:50 31 Jan 20
My first appointment with Rachel was great. She was honest with me, but didn't make me feel bad or discouraged about where I am starting. The plan she put me on made feel encouraged and optimistic about my goals. She gave me a lot of great information and insight and then provided a very simple and easy to follow meal plan.Very excited about working with Rachel.
Parisa Foroutan
Parisa Foroutan
15:07 24 Jan 20
Rachel is very knowledgeable and I'm excited to see what results the changes she's made in my diet will bring!
Chani Vilhauer
Chani Vilhauer
18:11 18 Jan 20
I have had a terrific experience with Rachel Scheer Nutrition. From the first call to my initial consultation, Rachel is knowledgeable, professional, relatable and caring. She takes her work seriously and seeks to truly know the client in order to make the best possible recommendations! I am excited to implement my nutrition plan and to partner with Rachel on my health journey. I can’t say enough good things about her!
Rachel White
Rachel White
19:43 15 Jan 20
Rachel is very knowledgeable in her field and is always expanding her education. She is very professional. On my first appointment I received a personalized meal plan and approach to address my heath concerns, goals and dietary needs. She looked over all my past labs and medical history. She is quick to respond with any questions or concerns I have had since our appointment. I look forward to seeing her again in 4 weeks for my follow up to asset my progress.
Meg Tillman
Meg Tillman
15:01 09 Jan 20
I had my first meeting with Rachel this week and left her office feeling lie I could achieve my goals and had a workable plan to be a long term mindset for myself. She is kind and easy to talk to, and works to find a plan tailored to you.
Jeff Williams
Jeff Williams
22:51 08 Jan 20
Wendy Russell
Wendy Russell
19:18 27 Nov 19
J D
J D
17:17 27 Nov 19
I was so uneasy going to a nutritionist for the first time. Rachel made me feel comfortable and confident in my goals. I worried about just getting a cookie-cutter diet plan, which hasn't been the case. During my first appointment, we sat and discussed my goals and did some body assessments and then Rachel sat and wrote my initial diet plan. During the next appointment, my diet will be modified even more based on the results of my blood work. This has been well worth the investment so far and I'm very excited about this journey!
Chase Duncan
Chase Duncan
15:04 18 Oct 19
Rachel was extremely flexible in her office hours to accommodate my schedule from coming out of town. Her knowledge and professionalism have me excited about my journey to achieving my nutritional goals. Thanks Rachel!
Marisa Patel
Marisa Patel
18:34 30 Sep 19
I have only had the first appointment with Rachel and she provided a clear and easy to follow nutritional plan along with all of the information necessary for success. She is kind and intelligent and I am looking forward to having her as a partner on my journey to better health.
Hayley Hogan
Hayley Hogan
01:41 17 Sep 19
Rachel was very helpful for me. I had a lot of digestive issues which turned out mainly to be an intolerance to dairy and stress. However, none of the doctors I went to could figure out what the problem was! Rachel helped me with supplements, diets, and tests that have guided me to what I should eat / do to feel better. Really thankful there was a natural method out there rather than the extreme measures doctors suggested that produced no results!
Connie Johnson
Connie Johnson
18:00 31 Aug 19
My first visit was very professional and helpful. The information about food was information I already knew but would be helpful for those who are new to nutrition. The body composition and the menu plan - what foods, how much, and when to eat them - were most helpful for me.
Skylar W.
Skylar W.
20:11 27 Aug 19
Rachel was very sweet and informative. We found an eating plan that has helped me feel better everyday. Thank you Rachel!!!!
Stephanie G
Stephanie G
21:15 22 Aug 19
Rachel was amazing. She is very knowledgeable and patient. She walked me through my new meal plan and we discussed things about my life style. I was able to ask questions and she kindly answer all of them, I did not feel judged at all. Thanks Rachel.
Rochelle Bates
Rochelle Bates
12:20 22 Aug 19
Marilyn Steele
Marilyn Steele
21:31 20 Aug 19
Rachel was professional and provided a beginning to re-making our nutritional programs to fit each of our individual goals. Looking forward to our next visit in September
Jennifer Zornes
Jennifer Zornes
23:53 19 Aug 19
Very informative!
Ilana Levy
Ilana Levy
16:58 11 Jul 19
There was a lot of information and I am excited to see the results after following Rachel's suggestions. She listened, asked questions, and is very knowledgeable. Looking forward to being a better me!!
LeeAnn Franklin
LeeAnn Franklin
00:33 10 Jul 19
Rachel has so much knowledge and is very kind. I especially appreciate her individualized approach as she focuses on each client's unique needs and goals.I feel motivated and inspired to implement her suggestions to help meet my goals. Thanks, Rachel!
Carissa Rosenquist
Carissa Rosenquist
18:23 06 May 19
Cassie Crews
Cassie Crews
16:52 20 Apr 19
Rachel is very knowledgeable and her enthusiasm for good nutrition health is contagious! Im an RN who has struggled with my weight and tried every diet out there. So I admit I was a bit skeptical about what I could possibly learn. I learned so much from Rachel! She worked with me and I feel I have a VERY doable program. I am re-thinking everything. They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and achieving the same results. So I am way excited to find a new way of eating that will both satisfy me and get me the results I need. Thank you Rachel!
Kathy Baikie
Kathy Baikie
19:30 09 Apr 19
Just recently met with Rachel Scheer to discuss healthy weight loss and nutrition. Through this discussion Rachel was able help me outline a plan to meet my lifestyle change goals. Even though I've only been on my plan a few days I really don't think this will be too difficult!! Love what I'm eating and can envision where I will be this time next year!!
Derek Rude
Derek Rude
22:54 06 Apr 19
Great first meeting that provided good direction for my nutrition makeover. I can’t wait to see the results!
Lisa Cyrier
Lisa Cyrier
18:08 10 Mar 19
Rachel is very knowledgeable in her field. She listened to all my concerns and wrote a custom plan for my specific needs. I loved how she provided me with all that I needed that day to get started and on my way to feeling and looking better. She set realistic goals with me and answered any questions I had. I am so thankful for her!
Jodi Binion
Jodi Binion
19:33 28 Feb 19
Ricki Lascody
Ricki Lascody
15:56 28 Feb 19
I have very unique health and dietary issues while also being a professional dancer and teacher. Nutritional help that understands my athleticism, chronic injuries, and the big picture has been difficult to find but Rachel seems to understand both of these areas. I’m looking forward to her helping me make my meals being more diverse and enjoyable while also fueling my body more effectively.
Will Lawrence
Will Lawrence
16:27 12 Feb 19
Rachel has helped me put together a program that didn't make drastic changes and worked with my crazy schedule. As an endurance athlete I have very specific needs and she is helping me fine tune my nutrition. I am very excited to see the results this season!!!
ERIC GUILLOT
ERIC GUILLOT
20:44 04 Feb 19
Very Professional. Really helped with my goals and what i wanted to accomplish. Meal plan still has my favorite foods ( i assumed it wouldn't). Rachel also gave me great insight to my training methods and how i needed to adjust to reach my goals. I highly Recommend Rachel.
Kirk Grant
Kirk Grant
23:33 01 Feb 19
Rachel is great! Her knowledge in all aspects of a healthy lifestyle is amazing! I would highly recommend Rachel!
Tammie Aeppli
Tammie Aeppli
13:55 05 Jan 19
I think this is just what I need to pull my wellness plan together.
Alexander Cooke
Alexander Cooke
13:43 09 Nov 18
Amazing knowledgeable and truly cares
Erica Hoffmann
Erica Hoffmann
18:26 31 Oct 18
Extremely knowledgeable and very professional. If you are needing a nutritionist, Rachel is the person to go to! She gives you all of the tools that you need, using real food, to help you achieve your goals while taking into consideration special medical needs. Very please with Rachel's services and would highly recommend her to anyone seeking nutritional consultation.
Stephen Hoffmann
Stephen Hoffmann
18:11 30 Oct 18
Rebecca Gutierrez
Rebecca Gutierrez
01:20 11 Oct 18
Rachel was very kind, knowledgeable and easy to talk to! Scheduling my appointment online was an absolute breeze and I look forward to using the custom program that she wrote up for me.
Ken Burnett
Ken Burnett
13:14 06 Oct 18
I have only experienced my first visit so far but she seemed to really care about my needs and took the time to listen to my story. My hopes are high!
sabrina combs
sabrina combs
13:46 04 Oct 18
I love how Rachel tailored my diet to fit the way I eat! That makes it a lot easier for me!
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