WELCOME TO

Gut Well

A functional health program designed to help you overcome your chronic bloating & digestive issues so you can thrive in all areas of your life!

Areas of Expertise: Bloating; Constipation; IBS; SIBO; Skin conditions; Metabolic Health; Hormone Health; THYROID HEALTH

Healing your gut starts here

You are a unique individual. 

Which is why generic, one-size-fits-all interventions don’t work

Complex Gut Healing Requires Sophisticated Problem Solving combined with a high level of support from someone trained in identifying the underlying problems driving your symptoms.

And lucky for you, this program is the perfect place to start if you’re sick and tired of feeling controlled by your symptoms and are ready to finally start healing.

The Functional Nutrition approach helps you identify the underlying imbalances driving your symptoms and offers a holistic solution to healing that is custom tailored to your specific health needs. With high-level support to get you through the problem solving required for complex gut healing so you no longer have to live a life controlled by your symptoms.

Symptoms are not the problem...

They are the result of the problem

Throwing band-aid solutions like laxatives, birth control, fad diets, and poor-quality supplements will never solve the problem.

It’s why most people stay stuck in patterns of:

  • Chasing symptoms instead of focusing on the root cause
  • Blaming food for your symptoms when the real problem is a broken digestive system & metabolism
  • Following generic health advice on the internet that isn’t tailored to your specific needs

To get long-lasting, real results, you need to look deeper into the hidden imbalances driving your symptoms. 

Functional lab testing gives you a direct, no-BS look into what’s going on with your gut, liver, hormones, minerals, thyroid, and adrenals. 

No guesswork here and no “normal” labs.

Take control of your gut, AND get your life back

With functional nutrition, you take out the guesswork and you don’t need to spend hours googling the internet trying to figure out what foods to eat or what supplements to take.

Your symptoms no longer have to get in the way of your social life, your career, your relationships, and your emotional well-being. 

As your digestion gets stronger, you can have more freedom around food as well as the knowledge to maintain strong gut health for a lifetime.

The truth is your body wants to be in an optimal state, it just needs the right support in order to get there.

With functional nutrition, you:

This program is for you if...
You are done with quick fixes and band aid solutions and want to know how to create sustainable, long term health and wellness

You are determined and unwilling to settle for anything less than thriving in your body, your health, and well-being.

You understand that this kind of work takes patience, grace, and unshakable commitment

You understand that your healing is 100% within your control, and you take full responsibility for your attitude, your experience, and your outcomes.

Introducing

GUT WELL

In GUT WELL, we’ll walk hand in hand with a clear data-driven roadmap to streamline your gut healing process so you can avoid wasting your time and money on things that don’t work.

In GUT WELL, you’ll get:

  • Functional Lab testing to uncover the hidden imbalances at the root of most common health complaints
  • Custom holistic protocols to target the specific imbalances causing your symptoms
  • In-depth education on how to create a gut & metabolic supportive diet and lifestyle
  • 1:1 support so you never have to feel alone, confused, or overwhelmed during all the ups and downs that can happen during the healing process
What it Includes
1:1 SUPPORT

Over the course of 4 months, you will have high-level 1:1 support in the form of 1:1 sessions and messaging support to provide you with guidance and accountability in order to maximize your success and so that you never have to feel alone, overwhelmed, or confused during all the ups and downs that can happen during the healing process.

CUSTOMIZED HOLISTIC PROTOCOLS

You will receive customized & holistic supplement, nutrition & lifestyle protocols based on your lab results and individual health needs in order to target the specific imbalances in your body. Most of the recommended supplements are pharmaceutical grade, herbal, and food-based. Supplement protocols are typically 90-120 days in length.

FUNCTIONAL LAB TESTING

So many women are frustrated with their doctors because their lab work always comes back “normal” despite struggling with a host of chronic, unrelenting symptoms. Functional lab work helps provide the answers that your doctor’s labs can’t by investigating the imbalances in the body that are at the root of most common health complaints. Functional labs provide insight into various areas of the metabolism, including: minerals & heavy metals, digestive health & inflammation, gut pathogens & microbes, and sex & stress hormones.

EDUCATION

The goal of this program is to empower you to feel in control of your health by educating you on proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of the program, you will learn about the different components of a gut & metabolic supportive diet with video trainings, PDF guides, tons of resources in easy-to-follow steps so you can put the information into action. Topics covered in the program include: Blood sugar balance, Carbohydrates for gut health, how to optimize protein, healthy, healing fats, Exercise for hormones & healing, Optimizing sleep & rest, minimizing toxins, and more.

How It Works

Order labs & complete intake forms

As soon as you sign up for the program, comprehensive functional labs will be ordered. The labs are all convenient at-home kits that you can collect from the comfort of your home without having to step foot in a lab. You will also be asked to fill out several intake forms & a diet journal for the intake call.

intake call

Once your labs are mailed in and your intake forms are completed, we will set up the initial 75-minute intake call. This is where we will do a deep dive into understanding your health history, symptoms, as well as an overview of how to best navigate the program. You will also receive initial recommendations to support you with symptom relief while we wait for your lab results.

Exclusive Nutrition & lifestyle Trainings & Resources

As soon as you start the program, you will gain access to exclusive program trainings & resources. This will include self-guided trainings on everything you need to know for a gut & metabolic healing diet & lifestyle. Everything is laid out in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step process with TONS of resources and handouts to make your journey as easy and organized as possible.

Lab Results & Recommendations

Lab results take about 3-4 weeks to be received. Once the results are received, you will be sent a personalized video recording of the lab interpretation & protocol along with a copy of the results. For each lab, you will schedule a 30-minute review session to review your protocol and individualized recommendations.

1:1 Accountability Sessions & Messaging Support

Over the course of the 6 months, there will be regular 1:1 calls to provide you with accountability, support, and guidance to ensure that you are as successful as possible and so that you never have to feel alone, overwhelmed or confused during all the ups and downs that can happen during the healing process. You will also have 1:1 messaging access to Tara to ask questions and receive on-going support between calls.

Final Assessment

Upon completion of the program, you will have a final assessment session to review your progress and evaluate if there’s a need for additional testing. The purpose of this session is to design a customized, long-term plan so you feel confident moving forward on your own. Remember, health is a lifelong practice, and doesn’t end with completing the program!
Functional Labs

included in both the 4 & 6 month packages

GI-MAP

The GI-MAP is a comprehensive stool test that examines the presence of gut pathogens & parasites, microbiome imbalances, candida & yeast, dysbiosis, immune function in the gut, detoxification, and inflammation. These particular gut imbalances provide insight into the root causes of many common health complaints, specifically: IBS & chronic digestive complaints, brain fog & irritability, anxiety & depression, chronic fatigue & malabsorption, skin issues, hormone imbalances, weight loss resistance, and autoimmune disorders.

Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis

HTMA looks at intracellular mineral status & heavy metals. Minerals control the metabolism, and help to regulate a person’s stress reactions and production of energy in cells & tissues. Mineral imbalances are most commonly linked to: thyroid & adrenal symptoms, low energy & fatigue, anxiety & mental stress, brain fog, blood sugar symptoms, digestive function & more. By working with minerals, we are able to bring the body back into a state of balance so that the metabolism is optimized.

Intensive Package

included in the 6-MONTH package only

Organic Acids Test

For clients who want to dig a little deeper. The OATs test provides insight into the body’s cellular metabolic processes, energy production, detoxification, neurotransmitter breakdown, & intestinal microbial activity. Imbalances of organic acids detected is a sign of a metabolic block. The metabolic block may be due to a nutrient deficiency, an inherited enzyme deficit, toxic build-up or drug effect. The organic acids test helps dive deeper into microbial health in the gut by providing a closer look into yeast, bacteria & mold.

DUTCH Hormone Panel

This test looks at sex hormones & cortisol patterns at the functional level. This includes progesterone, estrogen, testosterone, DHEA, cortisol, melatonin and their metabolites. The DUTCH test provides valuable insight into hormone health and hormone-related symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, and mood swings. DUTCH is especially helpful for clients struggling with PCOS and hormone-related symptoms.

Choose Your Package

PAY IN FULL

Pay in full: $4350
(save $300)

Includes $750 in lab fees

PAYMENT PLAN

3 monthly payments of $1550

Includes $750 in lab fees

WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING
"I'm now less fearful of going to social events."
After working with Tara I was able to expand my diet and steer clear from restricted diets. This has given me a lot of joy in itself. I now have more regular bowel movements and less bloating. I would recommend working with Tara, because she is a very skilled practitioner, with lots of knowledge about how to heal your body with personalized protocols.
-Elisa VS., 31
"Overall I feel much healthier, leading to more happiness!"
As a result of Tara’s help, I have seen a dramatic increase if not a complete absence of all of the symptoms I was previously having. I currently have normal bowel movements, no more loose stool. I no longer experience frequent heartburn.. My overall energy is much higher throughout the day. Bloating and nausea are a thing of the past.

-JAQUELINE Z., 27

"I am overwhelmed with how amazing I feel."
I am no longer constipated. I have healthy bowel movement 1-3 times a day. I have never in my life had that. I did not even know it was possible. My energy is through the roof. I sleep wonderfully now. I wake up, refreshed and ready to conquer the busy day ahead.

-Maria V., 30

"I feel very empowered after working with Tara."

Tara’s approach is about supporting you to make informed choices, ensuring that we take control of our own health. As a result of working with her, I have exceedingly more energy. I am not getting any more migraines. I feel more emotionally balanced and I suffer considerably less stomach discomfort and pain.

-Hannah A., 40
"I rarely have to worry about food causing digestive issues anymore!"
After working with Tara, I have not struggled with being constipated, bloated or having diarrhea. I also feel less moody and more calm. My energy level has increased and, even though I didn’t have a huge skin problem, I now have clearer skin and healthier hair! The fact that Tara has gone through similar issues gave me a lot of confidence in her.
-Anne M., 62

Meet Your Expert

Hi, I’m Tara!

I am a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, Holistic Nutritionist, and Root Cause Protocol Consultant – and I created this program for women just like you.

For the majority of my 20’s, I struggled with a host of chronic symptoms – daily gut issues ( bloating, stomach pains, constipation, & food sensitivities), constant anxiety and mood swings that were exacerbated by my gut symptoms, mental & physical fatigue, severe PMS, and debilitating menstrual pain. No matter how healthy I ate, my symptoms never seemed to go away. My doctors had no solutions for me and I felt confused, overwhelmed, and worried for my future.

After spending many years and thousands of dollars trying to figure it out on my own, I decided to end the guessing game and became my own functional practitioner. This approach finally gave me the answers and solutions I needed to overcome my symptoms and now I help other women do the same.

This is the program I wish I had when I was in my 20’s, and my goal is for it to be the last program you ever need.

"I really felt heard and was able to improve every single issue I came to her with."

This was above and beyond what I expected to see and I’m just over the moon :).

My bloating has gone down a ton, I have regular bowel movements that do not require straining, and now I know what and how to eat to keep up my healing.

Tara is very thorough with her analysis and recommendations, understands issues easily and her communication is excellent. I really felt heard and was able to improve every single issue I came to her with.

-Erin C., 28

"My health changed in countless ways."

My health has changed in countless ways! I’m sleeping so much better, it’s truly been a life changer! I’m also significantly less bloated and now have little to none stomach cramping and diarrhea. My acne and rosacea have both improved tremendously! Another large improvement has been my mental state, I feel so much more present and in my body, with much more mental clarity then I had before.
-Mackenzie T., 26

"I no longer experience dread, anxiety, or panic when I sit down to eat."

I’m actually getting emotional as I type this. I no longer experience dread, anxiety, or panic when I sit down to eat, because my body has grown so strong and healthy that food no longer makes me feel ill. I have since traveled, had foods I hadn’t been able to eat in a year, I can eat so many foods without issue, and I am regular in the bathroom. I no longer live in fear. I feel free.
-Jasmine B., 28
Frequently Asked Questions

My services are not covered by insurance.  For many reasons, this is a good thing. When practitioners are governed by insurance contracts, they are limited in the quality of care they can provide because care is rationed under insurance. Many necessary services are not covered, especially in the area of prevention, nutrition, and functional lab testing. Under insurance, clients must be dismissed before they are fully healed. Limiting care is profitable for insurance companies but it can compromise patient satisfaction and quality of care.

 

Some clients have had success paying for their supplements and GI-MAP test with HSA/FSA, but you will need to contact your insurance provider to confirm and figure it out with them.

I can work with anyone located in the U.S. and select international countries. Feel free to contact me if you live in a country outside the U.S. and are interested in working with me.

While I always advocate for a food first approach, there is no doubt about it, supplements are essential for correcting imbalances in the body and speeding up the healing process. Supplement protocols are dependent on what imbalances are present with the goal of keeping them as refined and succinct as possible. On average, clients should budget about $100-$200 USD/month for supplements, sometimes a little more, sometimes a little less. 

I currently do not offer single session consults, or pay-as-you-go sessions. The health-rebuilding process often requires a lot of time, resources, and guidance that cannot be provided over a few one-off sessions. My goal as a practitioner is to provide my clients with the transformational, long-lasting results that they desire, and that requires comprehensive, long-term support, and a strong commitment in order to be achieved.

In addition, many clients do not know how to support themselves through the many ups and downs that can happen during the health-rebuilding process. In my experience, it is a disservice to provide a client with an extensive health-rebuilding plan over one session without long-term support and guidance on how to navigate that process successfully.

For those who are not ready for or not able to afford my comprehensive 1:1 program,  I offer an HTMA mini package which includes an HTMA lab interpretation & single review session at a very affordable price. Please contact me if you are interested in learning more about that.

Your body is designed to perform at 100%, and the functional approach helps identify what is out of balance in order to get your body working “normally” again. Whether you’re experiencing fatigue, depression, unrelenting digestive systems, menstrual irregularities, or unexplained weight gain, the functional approach maintains that your symptoms are not the problem, they are the result of the problem. Unfortunately, many of us spend years stuck in a cycle of trial and error in an attempt to alleviate those symptoms. Rather than wasting time, money, and energy suppressing symptoms, the functional approach aims to “reverse engineer” the root cause of hidden stress in the body.
Choose Your Package

PAY IN FULL

Pay in full: $4350
(save $300)
(includes $750 in lab fees)

PAYMENT PLAN

3 monthly payments of $1550
(includes $750 in lab fees)