Achieve Successful Weight Loss
Balanced Hormones, Healthy Metabolism
Healthy digestion means we are absorbing nutrients well and giving our body what it needs for a healthy metabolism.
A healthy metabolism depends on our body's ability to efficiently burn energy.
Imbalances in hormones like thyroid, estrogen, and insulin can lead to unexplained weight gain.
What is the Key to Successful Weight Loss?
Our metabolism depends on balanced hormones including thyroid, estrogen, testosterone, and cortisol run efficiently. If our hormones get out of balance, our metabolism with slow down leading to unexplained weight gain.
How our bodies burn the energy that we get from food is our metabolism.
If our metabolism gets out of balance, then our bodies are not burning the calories from our food.
This leads to high blood sugar, high cholesterol, triglycerides, and for some fatty liver disease. And, unexplained weight gain or stubborn weight loss. You have to addresses the imbalances to lose weight.
Weight Gain Cycle –
Hormonal & Metabolic Imbalances
Weight Loss Solutions
Your weight loss solutions begin with determining your metabolic and hormonal imbalances. From there we work together to addresses these imbalances with nutritional and lifestyle changes. What works for some may not work for you. These is where functional nutrition comes in – developing a plan that works for you.
After years of yo-yo dieting or fad diets like ketogenic, your nutritional status is impacted. Your nutrition evaluation zeros in those imbalances and addresses those. Using common blood work as well nutrient values, begins your healing journey.
Metabolic Lab Test
The key to determining why you have metabolic imbalances is to test for metabolic lab values like blood sugar, liver function, and nutrient levels. My panels goes beyond what you doctor tests for and dive a little deeper under the hood.
In order to rebalance your hormones, I use hormone testing which is a simple at-home test. With hormone testing, we can finally get down to those imbalances and address them with nutrition and dietary supplementation. Also, included is an evaluation of your risk for breast cancer.
Often I recommend an easy to follow and supportive detox food plan for two weeks. This is address digestive issues and “kick start” your metabolism. This is a period where I highly recommend destressing and taking time for yourself.
My Weight Solutions Package Includes:
- Comprehensive Nutrition Evaluation
- Metabolic & Hormone At-home Test
- Comprehensive Nutrition Plan
- Recipe Set & Culinary Tips
- Professional Dietary Supplements 15% Off
How Does it Work?
Get Your Health Assessment
After you register and complete my questionnaires, you will be contacted for your complimentary consult. During this consult, I go over the integrative testing, and what you need to get started for me to complete your nutritional and metabolic evaluation.
How Does Lab Testing Work
Your hormone test is a urine and blood spot test. This is a simple at-home test with your sample just mailed back to the lab. Your metabolic blood test will be conducted with blood draw. You will be given your lab requisition and where you will have to have blood drawn. In some states, you will be sent a kit and given instructions on where to have your blood drawn.
Metabolic & Hormone Evaluation
Once you completed all of your questionnaires going over your health history and profile, your test results, I will contact you for your evaluation. Test results usually are in within 2 weeks or less.
With your evaluation, you will be given a comprehensive food plan and guidance to get you started. In some cases, I may recommend you continue on a 4 month that includes coaching and bi-weekly support.
Virtual Nutrition Consulting
Are you ready to achieve optimal health and want the convenience of staying home for your consults? All of my consults are virtual, so you can stay at home and get on your healing journey today. Using Practice Better, I offer an easy-to-use phone app for communication, food journaling, and more!
Not sure how the lab testing works with virtual consulting? Most of my consulting and packages include lab testing, including at-home lab kits sent to your home! For other tests, you will be given the closest lab location to your home.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are consulting in office only? Do you do virtual consulting?
My practice is currently a virtual practice where I use video/phone consults only. So you can sit back on your comfy couch and begin your transformation.
Do you take insurance?
At this point I do not take insurance and that is for two reasons. Most insurance companies do not cover nutrition consulting. The second reason is this allows me to make the best recommendation for you rather the insurance dicating those decisions as often seen with conventional healthcare.
Do you offer weight loss programs?
I have extensive experience with weight loss clients and over that time have learned that stubborn weight loss is really a symptom of hormonal imbalances. Both of my weight loss programs work with balancing your hormones and improving metabolic health leading to permanent weight loss. Please see my Metabolic Health page for more details.
Do you offer group consulting?
Yes, I do. Group consulting offers a great support system and helps to reduce costs. Since most of my programs are highly individualized, I generally do a one on one to start with and have clients meets in groups after that.
Do you offer genetic testing and evaluations?
Yes, I do! I now offer genomic panels through MaxGen and Nutrition Genomics. I also offer evaluation of other testing including 23and Me.
You can also upload your 23and Me data to Nutrition Genomoics if your testing was done prior to August, 2017. For more details check out my Nutrigenomics page.
Do you offer hormone testing?
Yes, I do. Using one of the most accurate testing for hormonal levels, DUTCH testing provides not just a testing your hormones but your adrenal health too. To learn more, please see my Restore Hormone page.