Clinical Nutrition Services

Board Certified Clinical Nutritionists (CCNs) are specially trained to test functional markers related to our physiological functioning rather than trying to identify and name a given pathology (medical diagnosis). CCNs may recommend specific functional tests from selected specialty labs to help elucidate underlying disturbances or imbalances. Examples may include:

Comprehensive Digestive and Stool Tests
Food Sensitivity / Reactivity Testing
Detoxification Evaluation & Programs
Adrenal Circadian Stress Response
Functional Tests for Vitamin / Mineral Status
Comprehensive Cardio Risk Testing and Risk Reduction Programs
Metabolic / Organic Acid Analysis
Functional Hormonal Evaluation
Cancer Risk Reduction
Heavy Metals Testing and Removal Protocols

What Kinds of Conditions May Have Nutrition or Life-style Connections?

Many of our clients have pre-existing conditions and prior diagnoses. Conditions with known nutritional connections:

Asthma and Allergy
Chronic Inflammatory Disorders
Chronic Fatigue and Myofascial Pain Syndromes
Menopause and PMS
Diarrhea, Constipation, and IBS
Cardiac Risk Evaluation and Reduction
Insulin Resistance and pre-diabetic conditions
Recurrent Infections and Lowered Immunity
Bone Health: Osteoporosis and Osteopenia
Environmental and Chemical Sensitivity

Effective clinical nutrition rests upon several key concepts, which include: improving repair function, enhancing normal immune competence, reducing immunological load and total body burden, enhancing normal self-regulatory functions, and the restoration of "balance" within the host. This reflects the goal of working at a root level, rather than a symptom level, to improve function and physiology.

Do You Work with People with Lyme Disease or other Chronic Conditions, such as fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, etc.?

Yes, many people turn to clinical nutrition and natural medicine as an integral part of their recovery plan. Please visit this page for more information on how we deal specifically with Lyme.

How Does the Process Work?

We begin our assessment during the initial consultation with a review of your history, symptoms, prior medical treatment, lab tests and diagnoses, and our comprehensive metabolic questionnaire and life-styles review. The initial consultation is scheduled for approximately 60-75 minutes. The goal is to acquire a working understanding, or at least a working theory of what is going on, how complex the picture is, and whether additional, functionally directed tests might be advisable to clarify the underlying nutritional status. Our recommendations are individualized and not based on a pre-determined "program" for a specific "disease" label. Thus, the question "What nutritional program is good for arthritis?" would necessarily be re-worded: "What nutritional modifications should be made in this individual man or woman whose particular imbalance in physiology is expressing as chronic inflammation in the joints?" The difference in the questions is an important distinction. The goal is provide you, the client, with the understanding, tools, and direction toward greater health and vitality.

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions