FAQs

What is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner?

An FDN-P is different from your typical health coach, nutritionist or medical doctor:

  • A health coach will give you general advice on how to feel and stay well, but they don’t have the ability to look deeper into your unique body and know what is right for you.
  • On the other hand, a medical doctor has access to all the testing in the world to identify what could be going on in your body, but they usually stick to symptom treatment and not finding the actual root cause in your systems. Further, they usually only spend a short amount of time with you and don’t help you identify what to do or how to change your condition.

As an FDN-P, I am able to merge both the lifestyle help with functional lab testing to identify healing opportunities and hidden stressors in your body and support you along the way to optimal health.

I’m not just going to throw spaghetti at the wall until it sticks; rather we will use your labs to look big picture of your body and its systems and create a protocol for you that targeting your entire body non-specifically. We don’t seek symptom relief- we seek total body restoration!

  • Functional: work with and respect the innate intelligence of the body, how it works and it’s desire for equilibrium and balance
  • Diagnostic: uncover opportunities for evoking the healing response and to identify & remove any obstacles to recovery
  • Nutrition: nurture and feed cells, tissues, organs and systems. To provide everything the body genetically and spiritually requires to survive.
Do I have to be local to work with you?

Nope! I work with people all over the United States. Depending on your location, some testing and/or supplements may not be available, but I do my best to find alternatives.

    Do You Take Insurance or HSA/FSA Cards?

    As a non-licensed practitioner, I cannot bill insurance or provide you with specific documents to submit to your insurance. (I can provide you with a transaction receipt, but these receipts are not recognized by many insurance companies.)

    However, if you have a Health Savings Account (HSA) or (FSA) credit card, you may be able to purchase this service if coaching, supplements or testing are allowed. I suggest checking with your HSA/FSA provider if you aren’t sure.

      Do You Offer Payment Plans or Financing?

      I get it- taking care of yourself from a holistic/alternative/preventative perspective can be pricey. On top of that many have been spending a lot searching for answers that they haven’t found quite yet and have spent thousands in the process.

      Because of this, all of packages are offered as one, two or three monthly payment plans.

      If you want it to be even more spread out, I also offer a 15-month interest free payment plan through Advance Care Credit or My Medical Funding.

      To learn more about the financing option, click here.

      How long will we work together?

      Each package I offer includes the sessions to get you started, review your nutrition and/or assess your results and get you started on your protocol/healing journey.

      Because every client is so unique, I don’t have a set time that I suggest working together; instead, we take it month-by-month following your testing results and decide together the best path.

      The most important part is that I consider this a relationship- I have many clients that have worked with me 1+ years and still come back for yearly re-testing, check-ins as life changes, etc.

      Would you review labs I’ve had done recently through another provider?

      If you want a second opinion on labs that were run within the last 3-6 months OR want your labs to be interpreted from my functional perspective, I’d be happy to look at your bloodwork, stool tests, hormone tests, etc.

      I offer this as a one-off session outside of my packages, click here to learn more about that.

      I also am happy to look at your older labs in comparison to your new labs if you book any of my complete packages.

      Get on the Waitlist to Work Together in 2023!

      I’m taking a break from new clients until early 2023. If you’d like to be the first to know when I’ll be taking on new clients again, get on the waitlist below.