I am a Holistic Health Coach. I am a FDN-P. I am a teacher.
I am NOT a medical doctor and I don't diagnose, treat or prescribe. I help you understand where your body is under stress and educate you on how to get your body function better.
My goal is to equip you with the necessary tools and resources for lifelong health, while helping you to take charge of your well-being. Together, we will explore hidden stressors through functional lab assessments and address the findings using the D.R.E.S.S. approach.
Diet: While I won't create personalized meal plans, I will guide you in selecting the right dietary approach to align with your health goals. Nutrition and food choices play a vital role in healing the body and achieving overall well-being.
Rest: Adequate and high-quality rest is essential for the body's healing process. We will work on establishing a bedtime routine to ensure you wake up refreshed and ready to take on each day.
Exercise: We will discuss the most suitable exercise regimen to support your goals. This may involve restorative activities like walking and yoga, or more intensive exercises such as weight lifting and light cardio, depending on your preferences and needs.
Although I am a certified personal fitness trainer myself, I don't provide personal fitness training service at the moment. You may need to work with your fitness trainer here. I will provide you with my feedback in regards to your exercise program based on what we see on your lab testing.
Stress Reduction: Recognizing different types of stress—Mental/Emotional, Physiological, and Physical—we will primarily focus on addressing physiological stressors. However, I will also provide resources to help you manage mental/emotional and physical stress more effectively.
Supplementation: While supplements play an essential role, they are just one part of the healing process. True well-being requires a comprehensive approach that encompasses all the areas mentioned above, along with carefully selected supplements tailored to your individual needs and functional lab assessment results.
How Health Packages Work
Free 30 Minute Qualifying Call
We will kickstart your health journey with a complimentary 30-minute Qualifying Call. During this call, I'll get to know more about you and your health goals, while we'll both have the opportunity to assess if we are a good fit. Together, we'll determine the most suitable functional lab assessments that will provide invaluable insights to support your well-being.
Order Functional Lab Tests
Once you're ready to move forward, we'll arrange for the functional lab assessments to be sent to your home. Depending on the specific assessment, you may make the payment to me to pay for the lab. For some tests, you will pay directly to the lab. I'll provide guidance on payment options.
To gain deeper insights into hidden stressors, you will be asked to complete the intake forms at least 48 hours before our initial session. This comprehensive information will help shape our approach.
Complete Lab Tests
Follow the provided directions to complete the functional lab assessments. Rest assured, all assessments can be conveniently done from the comfort of your home, except for blood work. Most results will be available in 3-4 weeks. As we await results, we may discuss initial D.R.E.S.S. strategies, including opening your detox pathways.
In our first session, we'll review your intake forms and determine the most suitable dietary plan. We might also explore other D.R.E.S.S. strategies to complement the functional lab assessment results.
Results & Recommendations Clarifying Call
Before our virtual Results and Recommendations Clarifying Session, you'll receive a recorded video where I'll go over your lab test results. During the session, we'll delve into the findings, how they relate to your health concerns, and develop a plan to reach your health goals.
Follow up Sessions
Follow-up sessions (frequency depends on the health package you choose) will be scheduled to assess progress and discuss adjustments to your D.R.E.S.S. plan as needed. As we progress, you'll move through different stages on your journey.
In your final session, we'll evaluate your progress toward your goals. If desired, we can discuss the option of continuing with a 1-3-month extension.
Retesting and Forms
Throughout our work together, retesting may be recommended to track progress and ensure we stay on target. I may also ask you to update your intake forms to monitor your journey.
Functional Lab Assessments
At my practice, I offer a comprehensive range of cutting-edge functional tests that delve deep into your health to identify underlying issues and unlock your body's healing potential. As everyone is unique, we'll determine the most appropriate lab tests based on your individual health history and symptoms.
HPA Hormone/Stress Profile- provides a comprehensive assessment of hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis dysfunction, cortisol awakening response, adrenal dysregulation, sex hormone imbalances, and immune system issues, giving us a snapshot of your overall vital reserve and revealing multiple healing opportunities.
Dutch Stress and Hormone Panel - measures cortisol, DHEA, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and melatonin levels, providing a holistic view of your hormonal health.
Metabolic Wellness Panel- assesses maldigestion, dysbiosis, oxidative stress, liver congestion, and hepatobiliary circulation issues to support optimal metabolic function.
Mucosal Barrier Assessment- focuses on mucosal barrier function, nutrient assimilation, villi integrity, and dysbiosis.
GI Pathogen Screening/GI Map - evaluates the microbiome for H. pylori, pathogenic bacteria, parasites, candida, occult blood and digestive health markers, helping us uncover important insights into your gut health.
Mediator Release Test (MRT/Food Sensitivity Test) - identifies inflammatory reactions to foods, allowing for easy elimination of trigger foods.
Metabolic Typing Test (easy online questionnaire format)- personalizes macronutrient ratios based on your oxidation style, ensuring a tailored approach to your nutrition.
Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis - assesses mineral and heavy metal status.
Blood Chemistry - allows me to evaluate blood work using functional ranges.
Organic Acids - examines urine metabolites of fungi, bacteria, clostridia, oxalates, glucose and fatty acid metabolism, vitamins, and more.
Mycotoxin - looks for detoxification of mycotoxins in the urine.
SIBO Breath Test - assesses hydrogen, methane and hydrogen sulfide gas production via the breath.
IBSSure - anti-vinculin antibody test.
Vibrant Wellness Food Sensitivity - assesses IgG and IgA food sensitivities. IgG is a delayed immune response and IgA is a mucosal immune response.
***Please, note that Lab fees are separate from my coaching fee.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much do health packages cost?
Each person is unique, with their own health struggles. Each healing journey is unique. Health packages costs range from $1K-4K and are based on the complexity of the case. Together we decide which lab tests are best to run and how long we want to work together. Remember, the cost of the health packages include lab tests, my coaching fees, many other benefits, including access to self-paced health education modules so that you stay motivated throughout the course of the program and learn some helpful health tips.
Also, remember that if you choose to self-treat and support your body during the program, some supplements may be needed. The cost for the supplements can range anywhere from $50-300 per month, depending on your choices.
How long will we work together?
It all depends on where you are on your healing journey. Health packages usually run from 3-9 months. Upon the completion of the program, you can schedule a la carte follow up sessions with me, if you think you need more support. You can also upgrade your health package to a higher level one at any time.
Will I start feeling better right away?
While some people start feeling better soon after starting the program, it all depends on where you are with your health and how long you have been feeling sick. If you have been sick for the past 20 years, you can't really expect feeling great again in one week. Although some people do notice drastic health changes soon.
I was taught that it takes one month to heal for every year the body has been sick. This can give you some idea. Some people need more than 2 years to heal.
Do you take health insurance?
No, I don't take insurance. Health insurances usually don't recognize holistic healing modalities as billable services. You are more than welcome to check with your health insurance company and see if it can reimburse you for lab tests. If you have HSA, you may be able to use it for lab tests and supplements.
How are your lab test different from the ones doctors run?
Our lab tests look at the levels of function in such body systems as digestion, immune system, hormones, detoxification, oxidative stress, etc. Doctors run their labs to give you a diagnosis. Our lab tests tell us where your body function can improve in order to prevent you from a future diagnosis.
Can I get a refund if I my health doesn't improve and I don't feel better during the program?
Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds because health outcomes are not guaranteed. Everyone is so unique and different. Achieving optimal health often involves a journey, not just a quick fix. It requires dedication and effort, particularly from your end. However, what we can assure you is that you won't have to navigate the path to health through trial and error. We are committed to guiding you every step of the way, providing clear instructions to help you achieve your best possible health. Ultimately, your commitment to following the protocol is key. My proven DRESS protocol that has successfully assisted countless individuals on their journey to better health.