What is a Functional Nutrition Counselor?
A Functional Nutrition Counselor is certified to take a holistic look at your health and seek out potential root causes of your struggles in order to resolve them. We work together as a team to dig deep and use diet and lifestyle changes to work towards optimal health. We will be tracking your symptoms and tweaking as we go while we learn to read your body's signals. You will leave our sessions with concrete plans that will be tailored to you and your unique situation. Email me to set up a free 20 min consult to see if this approach is right for you.
Can I just do one session to start?
I would love to have a free 20 min consult with you so that you can understand my approach and see if it's the best fit for you. If you are unable to commit to the 3 sessions we will work together to find the right plan for you. My Initial Assessment and Plan typically consists of three sessions because my goal is to help you succeed. We will be taking an in depth look at your struggles, track and follow up to ensure you are on the right track and making progress. The intake session (90 min) and each session thereafter (60 min) will be focused entirely on your unique situation and requires us to tweak as we go. I want to help identify root causes and help you introduce new habits that stick and lead you to health. I think you will agree once we get started that this structure is with your best interest at heart.
Will this be a quick fix?
If you are looking for a quick fix - I am probably not the right practitioner for you. Quick fixes are usually band aids that cover up symptoms. It's like putting a lid on a boiling pot and eventually it's going to boil over. My goal is to help you turn the heat off under the pot. This takes detective work, a team effort and time. If you are ready to put in the work- I'd love to be on your team and help guide you. Contact me for a free 20 min consult and you can decide if this is the right approach for you.
Can you order labwork for me?
There are some labs that I can order for you. But, before considering labs I will first be listening closely to your story and playing detective with you in an attempt to save you from spending money on potentially unecessary labwork. I would however like to see any labs you've already had done and are willing to share in an effort to be as thorough as possible.
Is there paperwork I need to fill out?
Yes. There is a rather extensive and in depth intake form that I ask my clients to fill out so that I can get as much information as possible to start with. I will be continuing to ask questions and digging deeper as we go. The intake form is under the "Supplement and Forms" tab.