Complimentary 15-30 min Consultation:
This initial 20 min consult gives us a chance to talk about your specific health and wellness goals, as well as to qualify you for our programs.
Complete 3 Labs:
Comprehensive Blood Test with Urinalysis
This test is a broad screen for the function or dysfunction of multiple body systems. It is used as a base line for future testing to track progress and to order special follow up testing if needed. Some of the areas that will be looked at is blood sugar systems, immune system, complete thyroid function work up, cardiovascular systems, inflammatory markers, anemia screening, tissue breakdown screening, vitamin-D status, acid/alkaline status, gastrointestinal system, early signs of autoimmunity, liver & kidney systems, and much more.
Adrenal/Hormone Saliva Test
Asses 4 cortisol readings through out the day to evaluate circadian rhythm and stress. 17 OH-Progesterone is assessed for cortisol reserve function. DHEA is assessed to determine stress adaptation. Female and male hormones (Estrogens & Androgens) are assessed for dysfunctions and imbalanced ratios, and brain signaling hormones (LH - Luteinizing Hormone & FSH - Follicle Stimulating Hormone) are assessed to determine the health of the hormonal feed back loops to the brain and glands.
G.I. Stool Test
Advanced technology in DNA analysis is used for greater accuracy to test for parasites, bacteria, and yeast. Evaluate levels of probiotics to determine need for a re-inoculation of healthy gut flora, and identify drug resistant genes.
If you have any pervious or current lab testing from your doctor or other health care providers we would like to review them prior to meeting for your consultation. However please don’t mistake the labs we run to be the same as the ones your doctors run. We often require more lab markers not routinely tested and use lab tests that are not routinely used by traditional doctors. We highly recommend using our labs to avoid any delay and frustration in getting the information we need in order to give you a proper functional evaluation. This is due to previous experiences with clients trying to go through their doctor and insurance, which has led to wasted time and money for the client.
Nutrition & Lifestyle Consultation - 2 hours:
Nutrition-Lifestyle consulting is a holistic model that looks in detail at the underlying or root causes of one’s health and wellness issues. As holistic lifestyle consultants we consider and address the body as a system of systems, or in other words as an integrated whole. We use a comprehensive questionnaire that gathers information about the client’s nutrition, lifestyle, stress, symptoms, as well as identify possible dysfunctions in the organ and glandular systems of the body. We then help the client piece together an interpretation of their current state of health and identify potential blocking factors that are likely to be the underlying causes of their health and wellness issues. Then with the client, we help them put together a list of all the reducing factors that will address their blocking factors so they can begin implementing positive changes in their diet, lifestyle, and stress.
This initial assessment also helps us to determine what is the appropriate nutrition for your particular physiology using technologies such as metabolic and endocrine typing. Metabolic and endocrine typing is the process of determining the right foods and macronutrient ratios based on your genetics, ethnicity, physical characteristics, and current environment. This helps even further to outline the specific guidelines that are recommended for each individual.
We also teach our clients the principals of functional nutrition that serve as the foundation for their health and wellness. Clients are taught how to choose, shop, dine, and eat optimally for their particular metabolic needs. Learn which foods to eat and which to avoid, as well as when and how much to eat in order to maximize the efficiency of your own unique biochemistry. Learn how to create a relationship with your body and food, which will serve you in effectively making adjustments to your ratios of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats so that as your body and or environment changes you can adapt your meals accordingly.
This Nutrition & Lifestyle consultation includes one hour to review your paperwork and test results, and one hour of consultation time to report findings to you and make recommendations. During this initial consult we will go over your intake forms including the diet & lifestyle journal, health appraisal questionnaires, and lab results. Once we have formed a clear impression of your current state of health, we will work with you in order to develop a personalized action plan designed specifically to get you to your goals as quickly and efficiently as possible. During the consultation, you will be provided with a prioritized list of action steps from which to choose in order to create your individualized action plan. Each item on the action plan is selected to specifically to address the limiting factors identified during your assessment. Also at this point we will make recommendations for supplement programs, follow up testing if needed, and for any of our other programs. Each case is unique and if more time is necessary additional consulting fees will apply. Phone and Skype consults are also available upon request.
Fees for testing will vary depending on what is ordered on each test listed above. Tests ordered will depend on your current symptoms, health history, physical assessments, and medical diagnosis. Please set up a consultation to discuss your case and receive a quote for lab testing fees.