How is Nutrition Therapy Different?

Feeling failed by the health industry and not sure what to do now?

Let’s change that! 

The problem is, you’ve been sold a pack of lies about health for your entire life.  We all have.  

Every health headline you read is a complete 180 switch from the last headline you read. 

You’ve read a ton of books, articles, and blogs. You’ve listened to hours of podcasts and watched tons of YouTube videos…only to be even more overwhelmed and confused by what to do.

You tried asking your doctor – who either told you there is nothing you can do or told you to simply “eat less and exercise more”.  Neither answer helped you.  

The easy answer for most medical professionals and frankly most patients is to take medication.  Why not just pop a pill to take away the symptoms?  

Medications don’t fix what caused the disease or symptom.

Don’t forget that medications become less effective over time…so you’ll just continually need higher doses and stronger medications.  And of course, they ALL have side effects – many of which will require additional medications! 

And just like that, you’re trapped in a cycle of medicating symptoms but not truly fixing imbalances.  

How we do it

I say “we” because you and I together are a team in finding the best solutions for you.

Identify the causes of your health challenges

Healthy living isn’t always intuitive. However, there are some surprisingly simple lifestyle and nutritional patterns that can either cause imbalances or correct imbalances.  Uncovering your current patterns will give us a clearer path to you creating a healthy, symptom-free life!  

Your doctor has likely already run some testing.  However, most conventional doctors only run “standard” panels that provide basic metrics of disease.  I want to help you more fully understand the imbalances in your body beyond weight, cholesterol, and blood pressure.  I use and recommend a variety of functional tests and technologies – that will give us detailed information on how well your digestion and nutrient absorption is working, as well as the status of your gut, liver, kidneys, and blood.  In the long run, this can save you tons of money by being able to optimize your entire foundation from the beginning.  

Creating a Custom Plan and Protocol 

You and I will formulate a plan of action customized to you – taking into account what you like and don’t like, what you’re willing or not willing to do, how much time you have to devote, and what you already know does or does not work for you.  It has to be realistic and doable for you or it won’t work! We’ll discuss what to eat, when to eat, eating habits, how to evaluate your overall diet, sleep, stress, exercise/movement, the products you use throughout your daily life, mindset, and nutritional supplements to help correct imbalances.  

Iterating for a lifelong plan

Throughout the process, we will continually refine where necessary.  You’ll have support and accountability all along the way with scheduled coaching calls and between-session support.  Over time, your plan will change, evolve and expand to ensure that you have the widest variety of foods, activities, and freedoms possible. 

There will be periods of this process where your food selections may be temporarily limited or supplements may be recommended to aid in healing and/or imbalance corrections.  These are meant to be temporary – with a specific goal in mind.  As those goals are achieved, we will expand the food choices as far as your body can tolerate and we will eliminate any nutritional supplements no longer needed.  You will learn this process of iteration so that you will be able modify your plan throughout your life as things change (age, location, activity level, job, hobbies, etc).  

Ready to get started?  You must be a “hell yeah” to these three qualifiers:

  • Excited to uncover the habits and choices you’ve been making that have contributed to your present situation so that you can accomplish your goal of fully and finally reversing your current health condition to live a life filled with vibrancy.  (Secret: this has to be fully customized to you.  If there were a simple solution, there wouldn’t be thousands of health books and resrouces!
  • Motivated to correct the imbalances uncovered with testing and technology, committed to the journey, and willing to adjust as necessary.
  • Ready to stop living in fear and feeling shame for your current health.  This is a judgement-free zone where you can learn, ask questions, and feel fully supported to make these changes.  

Did I hear a “hell yes”?  

The American Diabetes Association states that people with type 2 diabetes will incur an average medical cost of $16,752 per year (2.3 times higher than for someone without diabetes).  This doesn’t even take into account the time off of work, the cost to get to appointments, the lost time…and none of it reverses the disease!  Over 50% of the US adult population have type 2 diabetes or prediabetes – and a large percentage don’t know it.

Are you ready for a real plan, customized to you that can bring lasting relief and tens of thousands of dollars in saved medical expenses?  

You can take the first step right now. 

What to do next:

If this information has you shouting I NEED THIS NOW – click here to get started.  

If you still have questions or you’re not quite sure, book a call with me to have your questions answered. 

“Figuring out gut health is so confusing, it helps to have an expert like Andrea to guide us on the way.”  Angela

“Your tips make such a huge difference.” Charlene

“Thank you.  I need all the pushing and encouragement I can get.” Sherri

Frequently Asked Questions:

What happens after I fill out the Health Assessment questionnaire?

I will review the information you provide to determine if we are a good fit. If your request is outside the scope of what I offer, I will let you know along with any referrals I can make. If I am able to assist, I will reply with my best recommendations for next steps.

Do you take insurance?

No. I am not a medical provider.

Why don’t you publish prices on your website?

The nature of this work is very individualized, so every package looks different. The length of the program, the recommended testing, and the components included vary from person to person. I don’t charge for individual sessions or by the minute, but design packages that fit each individual client’s needs.

Can I only work with you if I’m local to you?

I work with clients from all over! Thank you technology! All of my sessions are conducted via phone call or video call, even if clients are local.

Is this just another diet? Will the advice be limited to what to eat?

Nutrition is one key aspect to optimal health and balancing the body – but it’s only one piece. No matter how great someone’s diet is, if they’re being drained by stress load, or living in a toxic environment, the body won’t re-balance. Throughout this process, we will focus on all three pillars – nutrition (everything in and on your body), lifestyle (stress, sleep, movement), and mindset/inner work (thoughts, attitude, emotional/mental stress).

Are you going to give me a meal plan?

No. Meal plans aren’t very effective. Most people never actually follow them and they don’t teach you WHY to eat those foods. They teach you to be reliant on me and the meal plan. This is not a sustainable plan for lasting health!

I will, however, give you the tools and resources you need to create your own plan – enlightening, educating, and empowering you to own your health.

Will I have to give up all of my favorite foods?

Not likely, but that really depends on what your favorite foods are! If you are consistently consuming foods that are causing you inflammation, the only way to remedy that is to stop eating those foods. You may be able to add your favorite healthy foods back in when your body is back in balance, but if you add process and refined foods back in, you’ll end up in the same unhealthy space. When we’re focused on balancing blood sugars and insulin levels, we need to pay close attention to how certain foods are reacting in your body. This may lead us to determine that certain foods should be limited or removed for your optimal health.

How long will it take?

Everyone’s journey is unique to them. Typically, I work in 3-6 month packages which allows for sufficient time to implement any changes, conduct any testing needed/wanted, monitor for any tweaks necessary, and see significant improvement. The process is fully customized to you – so the speed of the protocol depends on your health and your willingness/ability to implement the strategies. Some people like to layer in changes, others like to go all-in with all the changes at once.

Will I lose weight?

Weight loss is not the primary focus, but many clients who have weight to lose will drop that weight much more easily by bringing the body back in balance. This is health and sustainable weight loss done the right way! I do not subscribe to tirelessly tracking, weighing, or counting foods/macros/calories or eliminating entire food groups.

Will I have to take supplements?

Most likely I will recommend the temporary use of therapeutic supplementation as a part of your protocol. Those recommendations will come directly from the data gathered from you and any functional testing done. Most of the recommended supplements will be taken for a short period of time in rebalancing your body. I work with pharmaceutical-grade supplements and rigorously tested products. I am not affiliated with any specific manufacturer, so I recommend the best of multiple companies for your unique needs.

How is this approach different than working with my doctor?

It is entirely different and complementary! I am not a medical professional and as such, I do not diagnose, treat, or prescribe medications. Holistic nutrition and lifestyle coaching is focused on empowering you to optimize your health through targeted nutrition, lifestyle recommendations, and therapeutic supplementation.