Frequently Asked Questions
Functional medicine is a patient-centered model of care that prioritizes treating the underlying cause of disease to promote optimal wellness. Rather than just labeling diagnoses and using pharmaceuticals to treat symptoms, functional practitioners seek to find the root cause of your health problems.
Functional nutrition (FN) is the foundation of functional medicine. FN lives by the phrase “Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food”. By optimizing diet and nutrition, balance can often be restored to the body and disrupted biochemical processes can be repaired. Functional nutrition recognizes that each person is unique and responds differently to interventions, requiring a personalized treatment plan. Lastly, FN utilizes a holistic approach that addresses not only diet, but sleep, stress, lifestyle, and environmental factors as well.
At this time, we are only seeing clients virtually, via telehealth. We use a HIPPA protected, private platform to conduct all our sessions from the comfort of you home.
We accept Aetna and Oscar Health Insurance at this time. These plans generally have great coverage for those seeking nutritional counseling for weight loss, high cholesterol, Diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney disease, and some digestive disorders. For those seeking functional nutrition therapy and testing, please note those are not typically covered under insurance.
We also accept FSA (Flex Spending Account) and HSA (Health Savings Account) cards. Please verify first that your FSA has coverage for working with a dietitian. Your plan may require that you have a Letter of Necessity from your physician for reimbursement.
If your plan covers Medical Nutrition Therapy for out- of-network providers, you may be eligible for partial reimbursement. We are happy to provide the documentation needed for you to submit for an out-of-network claim. You can submit the receipt
Unlike many online programs today that rely on pre-recorded videos and handouts, we provide live, one on one counseling to all our clients. If you are seeking personalized nutrition therapy from a licensed nutritionist dietitian, we are confident we can meet your needs. However, this program isn’t for everyone. We offer complimentary 15-minute consultations to discuss your health concerns and goals and explain what we do to see if its a good fit for you.
We offer many functional tests including comprehensive stool analysis, food sensitivity testing, SIBO testing, and more. These tests are not included in our fees and are paid directly to the test provider and shipped to your home. Not every case requires functional testing, however. Significant gains can be made from our program even if you opt out of further testing.
We are experienced in treating chronic health conditions in adults and children including:
- Weight loss/Weight gain
- Celiac/Gluten sensitivity
- Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
- IBS (Irritable Bowel Disease)
- Autoimmune condition such as MS and RA
- Hormone imbalances including PCOS, PMS and PMDD
- Diabetes and prediabetes
- Kidney Disease and Kidney stones
- Fatty Liver
- High Blood Pressure
- High cholesterol/triglycerides
- Cancer prevention
- Mast cell disease including MCAS and Mastocytosis
- Nutritional Deficiencies