What is Designed Clinical Nutrition?
Designed: especially prepared and based on a specific plan.
Clinical: Pertaining to the results from clinical use (actual practice on 10s of thousands of patients over many years)
Nutrition: real food, designed by nature, to enable the body to nourish and repair itself and grow healthfully.
What is a Holistic Health Practitioner?
Holistic: relating to or concerned with complete systems rather than with individual parts
Health: state of complete physical, mental and social well being; not merely the absence of disease.
Practitioner: a person who regularly does an activity that requires skill or practice.
How much does it cost?
Initial consultations are made up of two appointments, the first is an hour and a half, the second is one hour. The cost is $170 for both parts. Visits after that will be explained in your report that we will go over with you at the second part of your initial consultation. Supplementation varies. Prepayment discounts available. You may be able to use your Health Savings Account (HSA) for wellness products and services. Contact your HSA service provider to see if you are eligible.
It’s called muscle testing, what are you testing for?
We are testing neurological reflexes. All bodily functions, organs, glands, joints and muscles are included. Based on the strength, or lack of strength in the reflex, the practitioner can map out where your body is stressed and needing support.
How do you get the body’s “reflex” information?
Reflex points are tested on the surface of the body. Your practitioner will contact your extended arm and the reflex being tested. If the organ being tested is stressed, your nervous system will reduce bio-energy from the muscle of your extended arm. The energy will be sent to the site of the stressed organ instead, causing your extended arm to weaken.
It works like this: when a person gets very cold the body shunts blood and bio-energy towards the most vital organs in an innate effort to maintain life. Fingers and toes are left vulnerable to frostbite. Similarly, the muscle of your extended arm is not your body’s first priority in the moment that the practitioner has found a more vital part of you that needs support.
When the underlying cause of the dysfunction is corrected using proper whole food nutrition, the “weak” muscle becomes strong again.
How can I participate to get well faster?
This is the first step to YOUR journey. We are not here to heal you, but to support your healing. We are here to help educate and guide you. You are driving your own recovery. You have to be committed to it. Commitment means keeping all of your appointments, taking your supplements as scheduled, eating foods you may not like at first, eliminating foods you love that harm you, taking time to shop, cook, prepare new food, filling out food diaries and for some, even sacrifice financially.
I’ve read research that says supplements don’t work, what do you think about that?
This is true. Synthetic supplements are challenging for the body to absorb and can put your health even more out of balance.
In a perfect world, you would get your nutritional needs met by the foods you eat. Unfortunately, even the best modern diets are not nutrient dense. This results in widespread vitamin and mineral deficiencies that can leave you weary.
In my opinion, food is our best medicine. I also believe supplementation should begin when a couple is preparing for pregnancy and continue from infancy through every stage of life.
There are very few supplement brands that I recommend to patients. If you keep with current news you know that many reports show supplements to be ineffective or even dangerous. This is true.
Supplements are not created equal, and price tag is no insurance of effectiveness. Nearly all over-the-counter vitamins or meal replacement shakes are pharmaceutically engineered. They contain chemical fractions of vitamins created in a lab. They do not resemble food. If your vitamins are not derived from whole foods they can make you even more deficient and nutritionally “out of balance”.
At Thrive! Health & Wellness the supplements we recommend are whole food concentrates from Standard Process. Seeing my patients spend countless dollars on ineffective (and potentially harmful) ‘over-the counter’ vitamins motivated me to provide this important alternative. We see fantastic results and that’s what matters the most.
What about “natural” vitamins, are they good?
Keep in mind that a supplement only needs some ingredients to be “natural” to earn this label. At Thrive! Health & Wellness we believe that food is your body’s best medicine. We recommend supplements that are whole food concentrates from Standard Process.