Health Coaches generally work for a functional medicine doctor or practitioner. The doctor orders labs, interprets the data, and designs the protocol. The Health Coach is there to help the client implement the protocol and to troubleshoot any issues.
In our method, we are both the practitioner and the health coach. So the person who designed your protocol is the person who will be there to walk you through it. In this model, there is no chance of misunderstanding, no chance of having to wait a week while the Health Coach gets clarification from the doctor, and when adjustments need to be made, your practitioner can do it on the spot, since they designed the protocol to begin with
Absolutely! What the doctor is really saying is your health issues are not yet serious enough for them to be able to treat. You have not yet crossed the line into disease. Our program has specific testing that identifies where your body is getting weak and having trouble functioning normally. We can then design individualized natural therapies to bring the body back to strength and normal function. In many cases, we can prevent you from crossing into the diseased state the doctor is looking to diagnose with their testing.
We don’t just recommend a few supplements and send you on your way. We evaluate the data from your tests, and based on deep relational knowledge of you, we make recommendations for you in five areas.
This approach is called D.R.E.S.S. for Health Success ©. Your D.R.E.S.S.© Protocol is comprehensive, and your practitioner will touch on all points of D.R.E.S.S.© in every session
We will have an initial consultation with you and decide which basic package of labs we want to run to assess your five foundational systems. Most are done from the comfort of your own home. We will instruct the lab to send test kits to your house. You will collect samples of your urine, hair, and stool according to the directions provided. Afterward, you pack up the test kit and mail it in the included prepaid mailer.
Right now, insurance is set up to cover diagnosed illnesses. Since we are working to correct your body while it is still sub-clinical (meaning symptomatic but not yet in disease), insurance does not currently cover our testing or fees. We remain optimistic it will in the future.
On average, I work with clients intensively for about 4-6 months depending on the program. Some clients choose to remain longer for extra support. But our ultimate goal is for you to return to health and vibrant function so you don’t need me anymore. We also place a high value on educating you about your specific health, along with all the test results that are collected, so you are empowered to be your own health advocate for the rest of your life.