Get to the root of your chronic symptoms with functional nutrition.


About My approach

When it comes to overcoming chronic symptoms, understanding what's causing symptoms is half the battle and knowing the right steps to fix them is the other half. With functional nutrition you get both.

My approach utilizes functional lab tests to identify imbalances and malfunctions at the root cause of the most common health complaints, including: digestive, hormonal, autoimmune, and energy-related symptoms.

The lab results reveal where your body is out of balance and helps guide the protocols & recommendations for bringing the body back into balance. Individualized recommendations are provided with regards to diet, supplement protocols, sleep, exercise, and detoxification to accelerate the healing process and support your body's innate ability to heal itself.

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to healing, and each person has unique needs when it come's to what's right for healing their metabolism. I do not diagnose or treat disease, but rather support the body in returning to a state of balance and restoring its ability to function and produce energy.

The body has an innate ability to heal itself, it just needs the right support to be able to do so. My ultimate goal is to provide all the resources, support and tools you need in order to take control of your healing and know that you are taking steps in the right direction towards lifelong health.


How Functional Nutrition Coaching 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 form the comfort of your home and help to uncover the hidden imbalances at the root of your symptoms. You will also be asked to fill out several intake forms & a diet journal to make sure there is careful & thorough assessment of your health history and main complaints.

  • 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 what to expect throughout the program and the coaching relationship. You will also receive initial recommendations to support you towards symptom relief as soon as possible.

  • Results & Recommendations
    Lab results take about 4-5 weeks to be returned. Once I receive the labs, I will send you a video recording of the interpretation for every lab along with a copy of the results. For each lab, we will schedule 45-minute Recommendation sessions where we I will provide you with customized supplement protocol as well as diet & lifestyle recommendations specific to your needs & results.

  • Access to Exclusive Nutrition & lifestyle Trainings & Resources
    As soon as you start the program, you will get access to exclusive program trainings & resources. This will include in-depth trainings on everything you need to know on what to eat in order to provide the body with the nutrients it needs to heal & how to structure your diet for gut healing & health. There are additional trainings on maximizing your sleep, how to exercise for healing, and how to reduce your toxin exposure. Everything is laid out in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step process with TONS of resources and handouts.

  • 1:1 Follow-Up Sessions & Messaging Support
    Over the course of the 4-6 months (depending on the length of your program), we will have regular 1:1 check-in sessions to provide you with all the accountability, support, and guidance to ensure your healing is 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 secure messaging access to me to ask questions and receive support between our 1:1 calls.

  • Final Session
    At the end of the program, we will have a final session to review your progress and evaluate if there's a need for additional testing. This session is designed to come up with an individualized plan & recommendations for your long-term health so you feel confident and in control moving forward on your own. Remember, health is a lifelong practice, and doesn't end with completing the program!

    It is often the case that additional testing may be recommended in order to continue your progress and/or in light of new imbalances that might surface during the healing process. Discounted re-test rates are available for clients who complete the program.

My 1:1 Programs are perfect for you if:

  • All your lab work comes back "normal", yet you still feel sick & tired

  • You are tired of guessing what steps to take to improve your health

  • You've tried multiple diets, supplements, and alternative approaches with little to no improvement

  • No matter how healthy you eat, your symptoms just won't seem to go away

  • You're looking for natural & holistic interventions to support your healing

  • You're looking for lasting results rather than "quick fixes"

  • You're ready to finally get to the root of what's causing your chronic symptoms

  • You're looking to be educated on proper nutrition and lifestyle to support your long-term health

  • You're ready to feel empowered and in control with your healing and healing

Apply for 1:1 coaching!

Functional Nutrition Coaching Packages

4 Month Foundation Package

$3700 total

($3300 program fee + $400 lab fees)

  • 2 Functional Labs Assessments:
    GIMAP Comprehensive GI pathogens panel
    Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis

  • 4 months of 1:1 support and guidance in creating a health-building diet and lifestyle

  • Extensive client intake & health history

  • Access to exclusive course trainings, PDFs, and other educational resources

  • Individualized recommendations for diet, lifestyle, and supplements

  • Unlimited, secure messaging support between calls

  • Video recordings of functional lab interpretations

  • Bi-weekly check-in surveys

  • Pharmaceutical-grade supplements at discounted rates

  • 6 total 1:1 sessions:
    1, 75-Minute Intake
    2, lab results recommendations sessions
    2, 30-minute Check-ins
    1, Final Review & Long-Term Planning Session

6 Month Transformational Package

$5800 total

($4800 program fee + $1000 lab fees)

  • 4 Functional Lab Assessments:
    GIMAP comprehensive GI pathogens panel
    Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis
    Organic Acids Testing
    DUTCH sex & adrenal hormone panel

  • 6 months of 1:1 support and guidance in creating a health-building diet and lifestyle

  • Extensive client intake & health history

  • Access to exclusive course trainings, PDFs, and other educational resources

  • Individualized recommendations for diet, lifestyle, and supplements

  • Unlimited, secure messaging support between calls

  • Video recordings of functional lab interpretations

  • Bi-weekly check-in surveys

  • Pharmaceutical-grade supplements at discounted rates

  • Discounted rates to add-on additional functional labs assessments within the program time-frame

  • 9 total 1:1 sessions:
    1, 75-Minute Intake
    3, lab results recommendations sessions
    4, 30-minute Check-ins
    1, Final Review & Long-Term Planning Session

*most people choose this option!!*

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FAQs

Are your services covered by insurance?

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 if profitable for insurance companies but it can compromise patient satisfaction and quality of care.

You will be provided, upon request, with a statement of the lab and consulting fees for your records. Some clients have successfully submitted these for reimbursement of out-of-pocket medical expenses, especially if submitting to a Health Savings Account
(flex plan). Speak to your provider to be certain. In some cases, our office fees and the lab fees can be tax deductible if you itemize health care costs. Speak with your tax preparation person to be certain.

Your health is your most valuable possession. You are worth being healthy. I urge you not let the costs of functional care get in the way of healing and living your best life.

What does an FDN-P do?

You can think of FDN practitioners as “health detectives” that uncover root causes of dysfunction in the body. Rather than simply chasing symptoms in and endless cycle of trial and error, an FDN-P will help you to understand why those symptoms are happening in the first place. While an FDN-P is assigned to your “case”, he/she will work tirelessly, spending hours of research to connect the dots between your lab work, health timeline, and symptom history.

FDN-Ps use functional lab work to identify healing opportunities. In doing so, we aim to restore the body to normal function with without having to “diagnose” or “treat”. Ultimately, the goal of the FDN-P is to guide their clients through customized diet and lifestyle programs so that they may learn to remain healthy for a lifetime.  

Do you work with clients in different states or internationally?

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

Do you offer single session consults?

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 single 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 & 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.

Occasionally I do offer an HTMA mini package which includes an HTMA lab interpretation & single review session for an affordable price for those who are not ready or able to afford my comprehensive 1:1 programs. Please contact me for more information if you are interested in purchasing.

"I've tried everything... can this approach really help me?"

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 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 body.  

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