Nutrition Response Testing & Functional Medicine in Lancaster, PA
Below you will find information about how to get started on our program as well as cost options.
Nutritional Therapy is an art, science and a skill.
The first order of business is to identify what is causing and/or contributing to your health issues.
Next, we need to provide the correct nutritional recommendations to get the job done.
Finally, we have to help you get to “the other side” and put the recommendations into practice so you reach your health goals.
To accomplish all this we use three nutritional healing systems:
Functional Medicine is like the road map. With a simple blood test, we can see where your nutritional deficiencies and organ dysfunctions are. It shows us the health of your liver, kidneys, and gut. It shows us if you have inflammation and if you are in the early stages of developing a chronic disease. In short, Functional Medicine gives us the big picture.
Nutrition Response Testing is the cornerstone of our nutritional program. This biofeedback system shows us what your body wants to do first, next, and last, in order to heal. It works in conjunction with the body’s own control center (the Autonomic Nervous System) to see that the healing process is progressing well and does not get stuck anywhere.
Designed Clinical Nutrition is based on high quality, whole food supplements and common sense dietary guidelines. This is where you put your program into practice. We provide the support to make the changes needed to reach your health goals.
We have developed our approach based on twenty years of clinical experience helping patients get well using safe, natural therapies.
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First, the Analysis.
Our mission is to heal the body the way it was designed to be healed; without painful invasive procedures, without medications that alter the body’s already delicate chemistry and cause more side effects than relief.
Using the Nutrition Response Testing SM technique, Holistic Healing practitioners work together with you to find a personalized healing program that improves your overall health. We focus on the whole body finding the root of the problem as opposed to simply masking your symptoms.
What is Nutrition Response TestingSM?
In order for you to begin the healing process we need to make sure you understand what Nutrition Response TestingSM is right from the start. Nutrition Response Testing SM is probably very different from anything you may have experienced before. Although it is very precise and scientific, if we were to analyze you using Nutrition Response TestingSM without an explanation you may find it strange or mysterious. We felt similarly when we first encountered it and, therefore, have studied it extensively to see if it really worked. We are happy we did because it has helped us greatly improve our own health and with Nutrition Response Testing SM, we may be able to help you improve yours.
It is important for you to understand Nutrition Response Testing SMbecause it is the foundation upon which we base our recommendations, and if you don’t understand it you may be less likely to follow through with our advice. To put it simply, if you don’t follow through with our advice, you won’t get well and if you are not going to get well, why begin in the first place? The good news is that by using Nutrition Response Testing SM, most clients experience 90% or better improvement in their overall health.
The analysis is done by testing neurological reflexes and specific acupuncture points on the body’s surface.
This analysis gives us an energy assessment of how well the organs and systems of the body are functioning.
The neurological reflexes are derived from the part of the nervous system whose job is to regulate the functions of each and every organ. The acupuncture points are selected from the ancient Chinese system of acupuncture, which is thousands of years old.
Since the human anatomy has not changed significantly in thousands of years, these reflexes and acupuncture points have become extremely useful in our practice because they are so reliable!
Each Nutrition Response Testing SM reflex corresponds to a specific organ, system, or function. It helps us determine the effect that energy, or the lack of energy, is having on your overall health. Nutrition Response Testing SM also provides a system of monitoring your body at each visit. This has proven to be extremely accurate clinically, and helps us identify exactly what the body needs and how well we are meeting that need.
- Through an analysis of your body’s reflexes, we help you to determine the exact nutrients you need to supplement your diet in order to bring about balanced and improved health.
- We make these highly concentrated therapeutic formulations available to you in tablets, capsules, or in powdered form to “supplement” your current diet. That’s why they are called “food supplements.”
- Depending on your individual situation, we may also require that you make some specific changes in your diet & eating habits and in your routines in order to bring about the best possible results.
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What is Functional Medicine?
Functional medicine finds and addresses the cause of disease, using the latest cutting-edge evidence-based and science-based methods. We provide the services of Functional Medicine in Lancaster, PA.
Here is an example of how Functional Medicine works:
Problem: Patient is suffering from fatigue. Thyroid lab tests show low thyroid.
Functional Medicine solution:
Look for reasons why the thyroid is stressed. Perform detailed testing as necessary to determine the cause and explore what diet and lifestyle habits might be contributing to or exacerbating the problem. Provide a comprehensive recommendation that takes the whole person into account. The solution is collaborative. The patient takes an active role in his or her care. All recommendations are safe and natural. The doctor does not consider care a success until the patient actually feels better.
Provide medicine to bring thyroid numbers back into normal range. The patient might not feel better, but the lab numbers are now normal, so the doctor considers her to be cured. Most of the time the only solution is medication and there is nothing else the patient can do to get better.
What type of care would you prefer?
How do I know if Functional Medicine is Right for Me?
- You are willing to collaborate with your clinician to track down the root causes
- You are willing to consider making changes to your diet and/or lifestyle
- You are seeking a long-term solution to what is likely a long-term problem
- You are willing to consider safe and natural therapies such as dietary change, nutritional supplements, stress reduction, and detoxification
- You are not likely to dismiss any possible cause of your problem, even if it’s not what you expected and requires some change on your part
- You are tired of clinicians who are relying on outmoded methods
- You want to get to the bottom of your health situation!
To get started, follow these steps:
Step 1: Watch the following videos to get $100 off your initial visit:
Step 2: Please review the new patient process and pricing information:
The first visit takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes. We gather your health history, vitals, and complete the initial evaluation. Based on your evaluation, we will order the blood or urine testing that you will need. Most people need our standard lab panel however, in some cases we may need to order additional testing. For example, we offer additional hormone and thyroid testing if needed.
We usually schedule the follow-up visit within a week or after you are able to get the blood test completed. This visit takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes. We will review all findings including your blood and/or urine test results. We also go over what to expect during the program, as well as our payment options. At this point, you can get started on the program.
The program starts with a 12 visit package. The initial program starts with weekly, then biweekly visits for 18 weeks. During this first phase, we will provide you with a personalized supplement program, review dietary changes, and monitor your body’s response to the program. At the end of the 12 visits (this usually takes about 4 months to complete), we will re-evaluate your progress to determine if you are ready for a maintenance program.
Once your body has been stabilized, we continue with monthly or bi-monthly checkups. We find that patients who stick to a maintenance program prevent their health issues from returning as well as handles new issues that arise.
Each nutrition program is unique to the individual. Supplement recommendations, fees, and visit frequency vary case by case.
- Health history review
- Initial Nutrition Response Testing evaluation
- Receive order for comprehensive blood/urine panel (the price for our standard panel is included in the total price above)
- Only $370 when you watch our introductory videos and fill out the survey
- We do not provide insurance billing services. We can provide an itemized receipt to attempt reimbursement
Report of Findings
- 12 follow- up visit package to get started (covers the first 4 months of care)
- Payment plans available
- Personalized diet recommendations
- Does not include the cost of supplements (based on individual recommendations, prices vary)
Step 3: If you are ready to schedule an evaluation or have additional questions, take the following survey and we will contact you. This survey includes questions about the videos you just watched (to make sure that you understand them) and space to include your contact information.
Once you have completed the quiz we will contact you to set up your nutrition evaluation.
Great job! You are well on your way to better health!
Step 4: Meanwhile, print and fill out the paperwork.
Make sure to fill out ALL pages please, thank you.
Don’t worry, if you can’t print out the paperwork, we have it available in the office when you come in.
Bonus: for more information about Functional Medicine watch these videos as well: