Every individual is unique! Optimal weight loss is a program that offers a unique nutrition program for each individual based on their individualized medical conditions, their “metabolism” governed by internal body function and hormone balance, and emotional eating patterns.
The program entitles you to a 60 minute consultation to help you to create a unique “food-based” nutrition program with individualized dietary guideline based on your needs which helps you achieve optimal weight naturally.
While the goal of most people entering this program is weight loss, I strive to help balance the body mind and spirit in an attempt to achieve optimal health.
Additional Testing: Blood Work to Assess Internal Body Function, “Metabolism”
Includes liver function, kidney function, inflammatory markers, cholesterol levels, basic thyroid function, iron levels, electrolytes, blood type
Food intolerance testing to address food contrbuting to weight gain and inflammation
Hormone testing to test for underlying hormone imbalances contributing to weight gain
helps to uncover which foods and other substances trigger chronic inflammation in the body. Most people with allergies have an immediate symptom onset. A food intolerance is a different type of immune response that can lead to delayed inflammatory reactions which include symptoms such as:
Increased blood pressure
Nasal congestion and puffiness around the eyes
Over 200 foods can be measured when assessing food intolerances and a personalized report is generated indicating which individualized foods affect your system.
Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after 1 year of trying to get pregnant. In order to improve the chances of successsful conception it is necessary to treat the couple wholistically.
Conditions such as endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome or irregular cycles can all contribute to infertility.
can be used to assess if the hormones are imbalanced and supplements can be prescribed to help bring the hormones back into balance.
Acupuncture can be used to help with fertility issues. Regular acupuncture treatments weekly or biweekly can be used to help bring hormones back into balance. Acupuncture can be used to help promote the circulation of "Qi" and has been shown to improve ovarian function, decrease stress levels and optimize chances of conceiving. Acupuncture can also be used to optimize the success of "in vitro" fertilzation.
Anxiety and depression are multi-faceted problems to treat. Oftentimes, there are several factors that should be examined when looking at mental/emotional disorders. These include diet, exercise, hormonal/neurotransmitter imbalances and past emotional traumas.
Lifestyle is incredibly important for determining a sense of well-being. Having a good diet with a balance of protein, carbohydrates and good fats is necessary for creating certain neurotransmitters in the brain that give us a sense of well-being.
Also the types of exercise we get daily, what we do to relax and our sleep patterns can affects the neurotransmitters balance, so lifestyle is crucial to well-being.
The 4 major neurotransmitters involved in mental health include GABA, serotonin, acetylcholine and dopamine. Amino acid testing can be done to determine which of these neurotransmitters are dominant or which are deficient and specific lifestyle changes, and specific supplements or herbs can be recommended to help boost these deficiencies in order to bring more balance to the system, which in turn, creates a sense of well-being
Chronic fatigue is a debilitating disorder of persistent fatigue for 6 months or more including symptoms such as impaired memory, unrefreshing sleep, muscle pain and impaired immune system or unresolved viral infection.
Generally most people with fatigue will go to their medical doctor and have thyroid, iron, and B12 levels assessed. If there are no imbalances generally the traditional medical system will offer no help for these individuals.
Treatment for chronic fatigue is multifactorial. An optimal test to assess chronic fatigue can involve amino acid plasma analysis. Amino acid imbalances can assess if there is adrenal gland burnout, digestive system impairment, unresolved infections and can also measure markers that indicate if mood and our detoxification systems or our ability to eliminate toxins are impaired. Based on the analysis a customized compound can be developed to help optimize, energy, mood and the immune system.
Oftentimes people with chronic fatigue syndrome are unable to tolerate certain foods that create inflammation when being digested. In order to reduce inflammation in the body it is recommended be done to identify which foods could be contributing to inflammation. The testing will identify specifically what foods individuals with chronic fatigue should eliminate.
During menopause women's hormones naturally start to decline. This can result in sleep disturbances, night sweats, hot flashes and accelerated bone loss.
can be done to obtain information about 5 hormones including Cortisol, DHEA, Estrogen, Progesterone and Testosterone. Supplements can be compounded to help manage menopausal symptoms more effectively.
Cosmetic acupuncture is a non-surgical method of reducing the signs of aging. It is a rejuvenation and revitalization process designed to help make the whole body look and feel younger. Needles are inserted into the face, ears, neck, hands and trunk.
Needles inserted into meridians at different points on the body may also have internal branches that go to the face. Practitioners know how to effect the face while treating underlying health factors that contribute to aging. After a few treatments fine lines may be eliminated, deeper wrinkles diminished, bags under the eyes reduced, droopy eyelids lifted and double chin minimized.
Generally a course of treatments consists of 12 sessions with lasting effects being noted after the 7th session.
While not a replacement for surgery, Facial rejuvenation acupuncture is an excellent alternative.
Individuals with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) suffer from periods of inattention and impulsiveness and struggle to remain focused on the task at hand. Conventional treatments include prescription stimulants and amphetamines such as Ritaline and Dexedrine which have many side effects.
is one of the first line treatments for treatment of ADHD/autism. Many people with ADHD/Autism have sensitivities to certain foods. Generally individuals with food intolerances cannot break down foods properly which creates what are called "excitotoxins" in the body. These "excitotoxins" cross into the brain causing the brain to always be excited. Common foods that affect individuals include ingredients such as gluten, casein, soy, corn and sugar. Also, it is important to assess if there is any (dysbiosis) imbalance of bacteria in the digestive tract that could be contributing to the condition and treat accordingly. is available to test levels of dysbiosis in the gut.
Oftentimes individuals with ADHD/autism also have deficiencies in certain neurotransmitter such as dopamine, norepinephrine, Gaba and tryptophan. Amino acid testing can allow us to identify these imbalances and design customized compounds to help balance the brain chemistry and optimize focus and attention.