Functional and Integrative Registered Dietitian
Customized Worksite Wellness
Are you looking to transform the health of your workplace, culture and employees while improving your employees’ productivity and reducing health insurance premiums?
Are you looking for a long-term plan for employee wellness and cost containment? Then, don’t wait for another increase in health insurance premiums or an increase in your work injury and unemployment claims to take action. Happier, healthier employees will pay for itself in boosted morale, customer service, performance, decreased missed days from work and influence their dependents’ health!
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Individual Nutritional consults
In-network insurance provider — Independence Blue Cross, Highmark Blueshield, Cigna and United Healthcare.
In order to find out whether you have insurance coverage for nutritional counseling, call the customer service number on the back of your insurance card. Ask about your benefit for nutritional counseling and whether Nutrition Vitality at Work, LLC is considered an in-network provider. IF not, ask whether you have out-of-network benefits. Here are some more questions to ask to be empowered and know your benefit plan:
Is your plan in a contract year or calendar year?
Do you have a limit on the number of sessions?
Do you have a copay or out-of -pocket maximum before the benefit is available?
Do you have the benefit for specific conditions?
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Not in-network with Medicare or Medicaid Plans. Specializing in Inflammatory, Autoimmune and Gastrointestinal conditions
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Functional Nutrition Testing
Getting to the root cause of disease with an individualized nutritional and lifestyle plan. We offer innovative functional nutrition testing including: Mediated Release Testing, Micronutrient Testing and Genetic Testing for a targeted weight loss and exercise regimen.
Did you know that many conditions are a result of inflammation? Where the inflammation occurs in the body depends on your genetic make-up. Now we have a great tool that identifies what is triggering your body to be inflamed.
Mediated Release Testing (MRT) is the gold standard in food sensitivity testing. Most tests are IgG and don’t show the full picture. MRT takes into consideration all of the white blood cells that are activated and firing off to defend the body. Once, these white blood cells, which are like guns, fire off, then mediators are released as a bullet and symptoms often arise. Some individuals don’t show any sign in their blood work or other diagnostic tests and will feel horrible despite a medical work-up that shows nothing according to the doctor. Using the Lifestyle for Eating and Performance (LEAP) Protocol, we allow the immune system to calm down and reduce inflammation, while eating foods that support the body.
One of my patients, a 61 year old female had experienced terrible headaches and chest pain thinking it was a heart attack or stroke. The patient had not been able to focus and didn’t have any energy. This patient also, was diagnosed with Celiac prior to working with me. Despite going gluten free, her symptoms progressed dramatically, and she thought that she was experiencing a stoke or dying, despite a full work-up from her doctor that showed no medical/cardiac problems. After the patient was tested and worked with Claudia to implement LEAP Protocol her symptom score improved from 264 to 130 half way through the protocol. At that time, she reported “so excited to have energy and no brain fog since starting LEAP and headaches significantly improved. I was playing a strategy game with friends and kept winning because I was sharp mentally. I am excited to be finally able to complete many projects that I haven’t been able to in 3 years, since I now have the energy and focus to do so.”
Micronutrient Testing (MNT) Many pathways in the body are dependent on nutrients. Without adequate nutrients, the next step in the pathway can’t happen. Many different conditions could result, some conditions may include: anemia, depression, insomnia, lack of energy and focus, arthritis, cancer, cardiovascular risk, infertility, difficulty losing weight, diabetes, various immunological disorders and metabolic disorders to name a few. Micronutrients enable the body to produce enzymes, hormones, and other substances essential for proper growth, development and good health.
SpectraCell’s Micronutrient test provides a comprehensive nutritional analysis by measuring functional deficiencies at the cellular level. It is an assessment of 33 vitamins, minerals, amino/fatty acids, antioxidants and metabolites.
Micronutrient testing measures how micronutrients are functioning within the white blood cells. These tests allow nutritional assessment of patients for a broad variety of clinical conditions, general wellness and the prevention of chronic diseases.
Gx Slim is a genetic test using a mouth swab for DNA. It is analyzed to determine how a person’s genetic make-up affects diet and exercise. Based on the results an individualized report is provided on the breakdown of macronutrients and exercise that best supports weight loss. This is for someone who has tried several times to lose weight only to continue and have their weight yoyo or on a continual increase. This test will support a person with a way to eat and exercise that works with their individual genetic make-up. For a sample of the report, click on the following link.