Nutrition & Lifestyle Assessment
Includes body composition testing, lab testing recommendations to identify nutrient and hormone deficiencies and creation of your personalized treatment plan, supplement & lifestyle recommendations as well as a customized dietary plan to help you achieve your health goals.
Whether you need to lose weight or you are in need of a therapeutic diet for a specific health condition, such as Diabetes, Cancer, Gastrointestinal conditions, Cardiovascular Disease, and other Chronic conditions, Heather Fitzgerald RD will create and help you implement your new dietary plan and get you on the right path to your best and healthiest self!
Initial Nutrition Consultation (up to 90 minutes)
A comprehensive Nutrition & Lifestyle Assessment including body composition testing, lab testing recommendations to identify nutrient and hormone deficiencies and creation of your personalized treatment plan, supplement & lifestyle recommendations as well as a customized dietary plan to help you achieve your health goals. Whether you need to lose weight or you are in need of a therapeutic diet for a specific health condition, Heather will create and help you implement your new dietary plan and get you on the right path to your best and healthiest self!
This new patient consultation will consist of reviewing your comprehensive lab test results with Heather Fitzgerald RD and a physical exam with the overseeing physician to clear you for any Rx hormone therapies you will need. You are required to see the physician once annually for a physical exam and review. Heather will also create a personalized treatment plan with all of your supplement and dietary recommendations and answer all of your questions and address any concerns you may have regarding your new program and therapies. Follow up consultations are generally quarterly throughout the year until you are stabilized on your program and your levels are adequately balanced. Once stabilized, you are required to have blood tests done every 6 months.
Patients can also forgo paying ala carte for all sessions and pay for the entire year up front. This does not include the cost of any hormones or supplements that may be recommended for the patient.
Specialized Lab Testing Available
We utilize the most accurate and comprehensive testing methods and diagnostics available to determine the source of your imbalance. Below are some of the most frequently used tests and diagnostics.
Spectracell™ Intracellular Vitamin, Mineral & Antioxidant Deficiency Testing
This valuable and simple blood test takes the guesswork out of which supplements that you need to take. By measuring the nutrient status of your white blood cells (lymphocytes) for vitamin, mineral and antioxidant deficiencies that reflects a six-month history. Take only what your body actually NEEDS!
Adrenal Gland-Cortisol Testing
This simple test assays 4-saliva samples over a 24 hour period for levels of cortisol and DHEA. Imbalances in these hormones are associated with ailments range from abnormal weight gain and chronic fatigue to immune deficiency and increased risk of cardiovascuar disease, Saliva testing is the most accurate way to measure your adrenal gland function.
Specialized Cardiac Risk Factors Testing
This fasting blood test offers one of the most accurate assessments of your risk factors for cardiovascular disease, including a calculated risk for Metabolic Syndrome, Particle size and lipoprotein (a). Cardiovascular disease is the most Preventable disease and early intervention prevents unnecessary cardiac deaths.
Genetic Mutation Testing
Using the most advanced testing methods, we now have the ability to evaluate genetic variations, called single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP’s), in genes that modulate specific systems and conditions, including SNP’s for cardiovascular disease, nutrient metabolism, inflammation, oxidative stress, detoxification capacity, estrogen metabolism, Coagulation, osteoporosis, and potential defects in immune system defenses. Because these are genetic mutations tests, you only have to do these tests once in your lifetime.
Urine Toxic Element Profile
This test measures urinary excretion of nutrients and toxic metals, including toxic elements such as mercury, lead, and arsenic. This is an ideal test for patients suspected of toxic element exposure as well as potential nutrient and mineral wasting.
IGG Food Antibodies Test
This simple blood test measures serum levels of total IgG antibodies for 88 different foods. This test is indicated for those with suspected food allergies or food sensitivities. Optional add on’s include IgG Spices, IgE Inhalants & IgE Molds.
Simple urine test that measures 6 neurotransmitters including serotonin, GABA, glutamate, dopamine, norepinephrine & epinephrine. Additionally measures 4 cortisol levels and 2-DHEA levels. This cutting edge diagnostic reveals your levels and determines imbalances and deficiencies of these essential brain neurotransmitters. Replacing these natural NT and amino acids support your best mood, sleep and overall quality of life.
Comprehensive Stool & Digestive Analysis With Parasitology
This comprehensive test evaluates digestion, absorption, gut flora and the colonic environment, and evaluates for parasites using microscopic examination and EIA testing. This profile is indicated for all chronic GI problems, for acute bowel pattern changes, for many systemic diseases, and provides a sensitivity panel for treating pathogenic flora.
Simply Fit ™ DNA Testing
Don’t guess what your body needs, let your DNA tell you! This test provides us the actual blueprint for achieving your health and weight loss goals without trial and error, saving you time and money and more frustration! Get the information that gets straight to the point finally allowing you to feel and look your best!
This is a one-time test and is not covered by insurance. Below you’ll see what this test actually measures, just with one simple cheek swab!
The simple cheek swab identifies three main things:
- EXERCISE: Using your DNA you will have a percentage breakdown of the best type of exercise for your body’s DNA categorized into High Intensity Exercise and Steady/Slow aerobic Exercise. This allows you to work out smarter not harder. The reason a lot of people are not getting the results they expect is because they are actually over exercising when what they really need is a different kind of movement. This swab provides us the blueprint for creating your exercise regimen often reducing the amount of workouts you have to do per week to make real changes to your body!
- FOOD RATIOS: This aspect of the DNA test identifies your optimal macronutrient ratios for weight loss. So it provides you the percentage of carbohydrates proteins and fats that are optimal for you to efficiently lose weight. Example: 40% carbohydrates 35% Protein 25% Fat. Why guess at what your body needs when we can provide the answers?!
- SUPPLEMENTS: Based on certain genes this assessment part of your DNA offers recommendations for choosing the most vital and supportive nutrients for your metabolism.