How do I prepare for my 1st appointment?
When you make an appointment with us, we will send you a few forms to be completed and submitted to us at least two days before your visit. This will allow us to be prepared so that we may use our face to face time with you most productively. Having an advance knowledge of your metabolism, symptomology and general health will help us be as thorough as possible during intake.
What happens in the initial session?
During the first session, we will conduct an in-depth discussion of your health concerns and goals, your diet and lifestyle. We will also go through a detailed nutritional investigation that includes your health history, determinining your constitution, an evaluation of your current health issues and imbalances, review of medical reports, exposure to toxins as well as stress and lifestyle metrics. This session can last for up to 2 hours. Our goal is to create a safe environment where our clients feel at ease to share their story with us. At the end of the session, we will provide you with initial recommendations to start making small changes in your diet and lifestyle before the follow-up session, which is typically within two weeks.
What happens in the subsequent session(s)?
Based on the initial visit evaluation and thorough follow up research, a customized nutritional and lifestyle program will be developed which includes but is not limited to:
Therapeutic menu planning emphasizing nutrient-dense foods
Detailed education on optimal food habits and eating attitudes to ensure maximum nutrient absorption
Elimination and challenge strategies
Lifestyle recommendations including stress management techniques
Customized supplement program
How important is it to complete the food logs and questionnaires?
It is absolutely crucial that you maintain the food logs and questionnaires; it will allow us to track your progress and identify the areas that need to be addressed. We need you to be completely honest with your answers; the more information we have, the better we can help you!
How often do we meet?
It depends. Each client has different needs and a different protocol. During the initial stages, most come to see us every two weeks. As you begin to settle into the program and reach the maintenance level, you would be coming in to see us every one to three months. The protocol will last for at least 6 months.
Again, this varies from client to client- it is all about bio-individuality!
How long will it take?
As we mentioned above, you should be
prepared to commit to a period of six months. That being said, most clients report feeling better sooner rather than later. However, the most important thing to remember is that you must not stop following the protocol, even if you feel better. Healing takes TIME – sometimes months, even years! The key is to keep at it- the more you focus on your health and well-being, the faster you will get there.
Eat better, reduce exposure to toxins (eliminate, if possible), practice yoga and meditation, express gratitude and spread joy. At the end of day, it all starts with you! We are here to motivate you and empower you to take charge of your health; however, the commitment must come from you.
Do you recommend supplements?
We believe in the FOOD FIRST philosophy- that is our go-to approach. However, if we feel that you could benefit from some supplements, we will include that in your protocol.
Can we do virtual consultations?
Yes – Through Skype, FaceTime, Hangouts, WhatsApp, Messenger, Zoom.