Disease Prevention- Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide. According to the CDC, 75% of all deaths in the United States are attributed to just 10 causes- 8 of which are chronic diseases such as Heart Disease, Cancer, and Diabetes. These afflictions are linked by common and preventable factors like obesity & high cholesterol and are directly influenced by diet, physical activity, sleep, and tobacco use.
Blood Sugar Stabilization (for Insulin Resistance, Pre-Diabetes, Diabetes)– Poorly managed blood sugar, aside from increasing the risk for developing Diabetes, commonly leads to weight gain, fatigue, and cravings. Over time, this can eventually develop into Insulin Resistance or Prediabetes which now affects 1 out of 3 adults in the U.S. Of this group, 9 out of 10 are unaware they are living with this condition. Long term effects of Diabetes include amputation, blindness, nerve damage, coma and death.
Genomic-based Personalized Nutrition & Supplementation- Nutrigenomics focuses on how genes dictate the way we digest and metabolize food. Using your raw genetic data from 23AndMe, we will provide a nutrigenomic report that describes your prevalent single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) or genetic mutations and how they affect your:
- Nutrient Absorption
- Metabolic Support
- Cognitive health & Memory
The report also includes Diet, Lifestyle, and Supplement recommendations to help you overcome your genetic weaknesses (SNPs).
Autoimmune Protocol (AIP)- A food-based approach designed to put autoimmune disease into remission or at the very least, slow the progression. AIP is a temporary elimination diet that focuses on the removal of certain foods that create inflammation and overstimulation of the immune system. Once there is a noticeable improvement in symptoms (usually after 30 days), foods are reintroduced back systematically to assess whether or not they are triggering an inflammatory response.
Food Sensitivities- The ALCAT Test helps determine over 250 food and chemical sensitivities. It is the ultimate way of customizing your body’s specific needs by avoiding substances that create chronic inflammation on a daily basis. The cost of ALCAT testing includes a half-hour consultation with the Nutritionist.
Vegetarian/Vegan Nutrition- Many people choose a vegetarian or vegan diet with the intention of improving their health but unfortunately, end up harming their health in the long run more often than not. Plant-based diets, even when rich in nutrient dense vegetables, typically contain too large an amount of grains, starches, and legumes. These foods are high in anti-nutrients which can interfere with the absorption of important vitamins and minerals. We can help optimize your vegetarian diet to ensure all vital nutrients are consumed.
Fitness Programming- Creating appropriate individualized Fitness plans is both an Art and a Science. Unfortunately, most people are more confused and misguided than ever when it comes to fitness and subsequently end up engaging in physical activity that over-stimulates certain muscular groups, leading to injury. A strong and safe individualized plan will take the following into account: baseline fitness level, existing muscular and structural imbalances, motivation level, time constraints, and numerous other lifestyle challenges.
Sports Nutrition- Your body requires a specific balance of nutrients from carbohydrates, protein, and fat to fuel any type of prolonged physical activity. Failing to refuel your body properly will eventually lead to poor performance and results. This applies to athletes who engage in high-level sports as well as to those who perform high quality exercise on a regular basis.
Family Nutrition- Recent research suggests the benefits of a home cooked meal may be outweighed by the stress and pressure involved in actually preparing it. Additional challenges include budget & time constraints, different food preferences, and a lack of general nutritional knowledge. The more insidious complications involve conflicting nutritional needs among family members based on age, activity level, and health issues. Despite these issues, there are simple ways to make sure everyone in your family receives a delicious, balanced meal that meets their individual needs.