What I do / What I offer
I am a functional medicine health coach and autoimmune survivor in the business of helping other autoimmune survivors get their health back on track and dysfunction in check. I provide effective health & nutrition consultation, functional lab biomarker interpretation, and proven holistic therapy coaching services.
I am not selling promises or magic potions or snake oils. I am instead offering health-coaching services. Think of me as a tour guide. A guide for hire, here to help explore the many possible paths to achieving your best possible health (yes, there is more than one possible way to get there). I work as your personal guide, helping you sift through the myriad of often confusing and conflicting nutritional and health advice, opinion, and science.
Basically a guide to help you become the health expert of you...
In a sense, you already are. No one knows you and your body better than you do.
Nonetheless, there is a ton of information out there. This can be confusing to the best of us.
But, here's the thing. The scientific data isn't necessarily right or wrong. It's actually neither and both at the same time. That is to say, it's only right in a much as it applies to you and your particular situation. It's wrong in that it does not and can not apply as a one-size-fits-all solution. This is why it takes a lot of sifting thru the data, exploring potential healing modalities and options to customize something that will work best for you.
To do this, we will work together to investigate, correlate, and help resolve and improve the hidden cause/s of dysfunction by using the following methods
-Functional lab testing for deep insight into health-status.
-Extensive and complete client history for accurate clinical correlation.
-Investigation of underlying root-dysfunction and hidden health challenges.
-State-of-the-art health coaching to directly address and guide healing opportunities.
-Personalized protocols tailored to fit unique biochemical and nutritional status.
I do not attempt to diagnose or treat disease but rather offer services to help you support and improve upon your health. I offer (a) lab interpretation services along with (b) lifestyle, (c) mindset, (d) dietary, and/or (e) supportive supplemental suggestions and recommendations, and/or (f) assist to help you find the most appropriate additional resources (doctors and/or other health services), if necessary - based on lab results, intake forms, and medical & personal history. In short, I offer functional health coaching services to help guide you to improve your health.
I work on cases involving various forms of autoimmune dysfunction specializing in disorders of chronic systemic inflammation such as psoriatic and arthritic conditions of the joints, soft tissues, and organs.
My typical client has "tried everything", has been diagnosed with an/ many autoimmune condition(s) (by a physician), has seen many doctors and tried many drug therapies, but still "not getting/ feeling any better."
I meet with my clients remotely via Zoom, phone, or Skype sessions. Therefore, I can work with just about anyone, anywhere with access to a computer, web cam, and a decent internet connection.
I'm a certified FDN-P (Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner),
AIPCC (Autoimmune Paleo Certified Coach). In addition, I have received specialized training in advanced clinical concepts and methodologies within functional medicine, immunology, and nutritional therapies; delivering true and lasting results to my clients.
The Functional Approach
What is an FDN-P and How can they help me?
Symptoms are not the problem
A fundamental operating tenant of an FDN is "Symptoms are not the problem, they are the result of the problem!"
Symptoms are in fact a result of the true underlying or causal factor of chronic health issues. They are not the actual problem!
Test, Don't Guess!
Another fundamental tenant is "Test, Don't Guess!"
Said another way, rather than guessing what the problem is and chasing symptoms, we seek to discover the root-cause(s) of dysfunction by testing for known causes of dysfunction, then act accordingly.
An FDN-P will leverage functional lab results to look for healing opportunities within clues of dysfunction as a means to tie-in as many underlying causal factors of dysfunction as possible, thereby ascertaining the most appropriate means of coaching-up, improving, and optimizing health and well-being.
By utilizing the latest in functional lab testing and obtaining concrete and objective biochemical (unique) information about each client, we are able correlate lab data to client history and individual life circumstance to assist in identifying the best and most effective health-building protocols on a case-by-case and individual basis.
What does this mean to you?
What this all means to you is that we (you and me) will take the necessary steps to gather as many objective and personal data points about you as possible, in other words construct a complete and accurate data set about you.
This approach affords the opportunity to tailor sound and effective health-building protocols based solely on you: your health status, your biochemistry, your toxic load, and own special kind of "broken-ness".
I use therapies proven to improve underlying,
root-causal dysfunction and reverse chronic conditions.
My Coaching Style
I strive to create a place of non-judgement and collaboration as the starting and destination points with the goal of forging a coach-client relationship of trust and confidentiality. Only from this point can we collaborate to find unique answers and solutions that work specifically for you.
In short, this will not be about me preaching to you...
That said, I will be honest and forthright. I will tell it like it is to give you an honest and true picture of your health and what will be required along your path to optimal health. I am here to help you get results. I believe only through assessing a situation with honesty and intellectual integrity - on both sides - is it possible to climb up and reach the top of the mountain.