If we are working together for the first time, booking a discovery call is strongly recommended. This gives us an opportunity to meet each other, discuss your goals and any top-of-mind questions you may have.
Once we have determined that we are a good fit for each other, the next step is to book an initial consultation which is usually about 90 minutes long. I will email detailed intake forms and a 3-day food diary for completion and return at least one day prior to our session, so please give yourself enough time to complete and return them to me. I may also request copies of your most recent bloodwork and any other pertinent tests you may have performed.
Our first session is a comprehensive look at a number of areas including your symptoms, personal and family health history, medications and the nutrients they may deplete, food choices and cravings, the type of work you do, your physical activity, energy, mental focus and sleep quality, chemicals and toxins you are or have previously been exposed to, how you respond to physical, mental and emotional stressors.
Depending on what I believe is playing a role in your symptoms, I may suggest further tests to help clarify the sources of your concerns. Examples of tests I frequently use in my practice are food sensitivity tests, virus, candida, and parasite screens, and organ stress tests.
Test results and an initial plan of action that you are comfortable following are then discussed at a follow up session ranging in length from 30 to 45 minutes. Once finalized, this detailed action plan of individualized and targeted nutritional, lifestyle and supplementary recommendations is emailed to you within 2 days after our follow up session.
Additional follow up sessions, usually 4 to 6 weeks apart are strongly recommended to discuss your progress and next steps, address additional goals, and establish a maintenance protocol.