FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If you’ve never visited a professional Functional Medicine Practitioner before, you’re bound to have lots of questions or concerns. Below, you’ll find a list of several frequently asked questions from my patients. Please feel free to contact me if your question isn't listed below.
WHERE DO I START?
WHY SHOULD I LAB TEST?
The best way to start is to click on the START YOUR JOURNEY button, which will take you to an inquiry form. Once that is filled out, I will be in touch shortly after!
If we don't have the lab testing, we are just guessing at what we should be doing. Lab testing will give me the data to supply you with the best individualized plan based on your current health (deficiencies, imbalances, and pathogens). With that being said, I will NEVER recommend a test I don't absolutely need to give us the best possible information to get you the best possible results.
WILL I HAVE TO SUPPLEMENT FOREVER?
DO YOU OFFER PAYMENT PLANS?
The supplements that are part of the protocols are meant to be short term. However, there will be a recommended baseline foundation tailored to your needs after you have completed your protocol to maintain your results.
The payments can be broken down for the duration of months needed (usually four-six) and that will all be discussed during your intake!
WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE?
Functional medicine is an alternative medicine approach, which combines orthomolecular medicine, naturopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, bioregulatory medicine and herbalism to create a bio-individual program addressing each client's own unique lifestyle, deficiencies, and imbalances. These are discovered through functional medicine laboratory testing.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO REBALANCE YOUR BODY?
I offer a four-six month program. (Lab results will determine how long your journey with me will be). This gives us time to address the lab findings, develop a personal program, and give it time to take effect in your body.
ARE WE DONE WORKING TOGETHER AFTER OUR INITIAL PROGRAM LENGTH?
Absolutely not! I offer monthly check in services for clients who have already been through their protocols and may need help to make sure their lifestyles and supplementation are on point.
WHAT ELSE WILL I GET BESIDES THE LAB TESTING?
My program will give you lifestyle recommendations based on your symptoms and lab indications. I will help you create the best possible diet for each point in your journey, as well as the type of movement that you should be doing with each check-in. I will provide you ways that you can help your body detoxify, so that you can not only aid your body with the initial protocols, but also learn how to manage toxins for the rest of your life! Personalized wellness plans are developed and updated as you go through your journey. You will always have the support you need and the recommendations to be successful and maintained.