Here are some common questions from people considering Nutritional Guidance:
1. How is a Nutritional Guide different from a Registered Dietitian?
A Registered Dietitian is a health professional who helps promote good health through proper nutritional habits. A Nutritional Guide (or therapist) is someone who works with food and nutritional science, aiming to prevent diseases related to nutrient deficiencies.
2. What happens in a Nutritional Guidance appointment?
The Nutritional Guide does a thorough Health History intake and an extensive Nutritional Assessment, via questionnaire and directly on the body, to determine the body’s individual needs and the root cause of physical symptoms. Once the information has been gathered an appropriate custom protocol is created. Further appointments include coaching and retesting of needs and deficiencies and well as working with known food sensitivities.
3. What is Investigative Testing?
The Nutritional Guide uses a specific sequence of muscle tests and palpations to determine the health of the body. The messages received from the body give the Nutritional Guide specific insight into where inflammation and deficiency resides, so he/she can create a bio-individual protocol tailored to reduce and clear symptoms and bring the body back into balance.
4. Who is a candidate for nutritional guidance?
The truth is most Americans would benefit from some guidance on the best way to eat for their bodies. There is a lot of misinformation out there, and even people who make a real effort to eat well may be making the wrong food choices for their bodies.
However, the people who are willing to commit their time and finances to seeking nutritional guidance are the ones who are sick-and-tired of being sick-and-tired. Pain and fatigue that just won’t improve are the main drivers, including digestive pain such as IBS and Crohn’s disease. Additionally, people who have just received alarming diagnoses such as diabetes, Celiac disease, or an auto-immune condition should seek nutritional guidance, as it is the best way to treat and recover from these.
5. What is the food sensitivity test you offer?
We are proud to offer the ImmunoBloodPrint and other tests through ImmunoLabs. There are several companies who provide food sensitivity tests, available at different price points, yet the reliability of their results are not equal. Standards of chemicals used may vary, and number of subagents tested may vary. That is why we only use ImmunoLabs, because they have the highest accuracy rate in the country, at 96% accurate, as compared to some labs which can produce results as low as 50% accurate.
6. How long does it take to learn the results of the food sensitivity test?
We typically have the results back in 10 days.
7. What is the candida test you offer?
We will run lab tests through ImmunoLabs if necessary, but the truth is we find the old-fashioned spit test to be just as reliable. There is a free, simple way for you to test yourself at home for candida overgrowth. We have a handout with instructions at the front desk. Give us a call if you would like us to email you a copy!
8. Are Nutritional Guidance appointments separate from Acupuncture appointments?
No. Candice includes time within your acupuncture appointments to discuss your dietary needs and progress over time, at no additional charge. Occasionally someone will come along who only wants nutritional guidance, not acupuncture, and we are certainly able to accommodate them.