Initial Appointment: $429
1.5 hours – 1 hour with Steve
- Personalized supplement recommendations
- Personalized Menu Planning with Certified Lifestyle Educator
Weight Management Program
Let’s customize a plan for your health!
*Recommended based on your biochemical individuality
Bio-Impedance Analysis: $35
Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis or Bio-Impedance Analysis (BIA) is a method of assessing your “body composition” –the measure of body fat in relation to lean body mass. It is an integral part of a health and nutrition assessment.
Why is Body Composition Important to My Health?
Research has shown that body composition is directly related to health. A normal balance of body fat is associated with good health and longevity. Excess fat in relation to lean body mass, a condition known as altered body composition, can greatly increase your risks to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and more. BIA fosters early detection of an improper balance in your body composition, which allows for earlier intervention and prevention. BIA also provides a measurement of fluid and body mass that can be a critical assessment tool for your current state of health.
Comprehensive Blood Evaluation: $35
Most laboratories use an automated electronic system such as the sequential multiple analyzer with computer (SMAC). This equipment and procedure can accurately detect abnormalities in blood chemistry. Nutritional information can be obtained from the laboratory findings from standard blood chemistry tests; however, American medical professionals typically only look at blood chemistry for gross disease abnormalities.
Usual ranges are obtained by testing volunteers, and the ranges are typically computed as the middle 95% of these results. Volunteers are typically selected at random and are considered healthy as long as they are free of evidence of disease. Much controversy surrounds the understanding of the term “normal and healthy.” One researcher defines the “normal” person as one that has not been sufficiently evaluated! By accepting this 95% middle range as a “reference,” one assumes that only 5% of those tested are considered unhealthy. It is also possible for all laboratory results to fall within the reference ranges (considered disease free) and yet be far from optimum function. The absence of disease does not mean the presence of health.
Comprehensive Blood Evaluations at the Nutrition and Health Center
The Nutrition and Health Center evaluates blood chemistry tests from the standpoint of achieving optimal health versus identifying a manifested disease, so a much narrower reference range is used. Each individual receiving a comprehensive blood evaluation will be educated about the optimum blood parameter levels needed to prevent and reverse many dysfunctions in the body.
Meridian Energy Analysis (in office): $49
What is Meridian Energy Analysis System?
Meridian Energy Analysis System (MEAS) is a safe and easy way to provide fast, precise and non-invasive analysis information on physical energy, mental-emotional states, metabolism, musculoskeletal balance, autonomic nervous system, and the vital organs. It is a type of integrated diagnostic method which combines modern technology and Chinese Medicine. A computer is used to detect a client’s response in electric resistance from the acupuncture points and to analyze the energy flow through the client’s twelve meridians.
Biological Terrain Assessment (urine/saliva): $79
Biological Terrain Assessments are performed to evaluate functional chemistry in the body.
- Acid/Alkaline pH Challenge Test
- Adrenal Stress Urine Test
- Calcium Urine Test
- ChemStrip Urine Test
- Free Radical/Oxidata Urine Test
- Vitamin C Urine Test
- Zinc Taste Test
Mineral Hair Analysis: $129
Why test for hair minerals?
Minerals are the “spark plugs” of life. They are involved in almost all enzyme reactions within the body. Without enzyme activity, life ceases to exist. Elevations of nutritional minerals such as calcium, magnesium, etc., can mean a loss of these minerals from the body. Hair analysis is an invaluable screening tool which allows a correct program of diet and supplementation to be designed for each individual’s specific needs. Never before has there been available a metabolic blueprint with such a degree of applicable scientific accuracy.
Common causes of mineral imbalances:
Improper diet such as excessive intake of refined carbohydrates and sugars, strict vegetarian diets or other exclusive diets taking vitamins and minerals which are not compatible with your current body chemistry, medications, birth control pills, stress, accumulation of toxic metals from vaccination, the environment, job or hobby, inheritance of mineral patterns from parents.
Conditions which may result or be aggravated by a mineral imbalance include:
Depression, Hair Loss, Osteoporosis, Hypoglycemia, Anemia, Cardiovascular Disease, Hyperactivity, Thyroid disorders, Skin Rashes, Headaches, Prostate disorders, Emotional Problems, Arthritis, Digestive disturbance, Allergies, Hypertension, Diabetes.
Neurotransmitter Testing: $199
Neurotransmitters govern communication throughout the body.
Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers that facilitate communication between neurons, which in turn affects every cell, tissue, and system in the body.
Neurotransmitter testing can provide pertinent information on neurotransmitter levels. The nervous system is a coordinator of all body functions; imbalances in the nervous system can alter endocrine (hormone) function. This can cause major health imbalances.
Flex Hormone Test (saliva): $199
The Nutrition and Health Center utilizes the leading salivary-based testing and research laboratory in the United States to measure hormones. This method is called, Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay; it measures “free fraction hormone levels,” giving more information than measuring “bound hormone levels.” The commonly used blood and serum hormone tests look only at the level of hormones that are present in a person’s tissues; this is known as “bound hormone levels.” Saliva testing has many advantages over blood testing including:
- Saliva specimen collection does not require a blood draw and there are no risks to you
- Saliva collections are convenient and can be done at work or at home
- With an accuracy of 92-96%, saliva testing is more accurate than blood testing
- Compared to blood testing, saliva testing is also more affordable
Micronutrient (blood): $349
What is Micronutrient Testing?
Micronutrient tests measure the function of 35 nutritional components including vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and amino acids within our white blood cells. Scientific evidence shows us that analyzing the white blood cells gives us the most accurate analysis of a body’s deficiencies.
Be Proactive, NOT Reactive
Vitamin, mineral and antioxidant deficiencies have been shown to affect the function of the immune system which can contribute to degenerative processes such as arthritis.
Female Hormone Panel (11-day saliva): $399
The Nutrition and Health Center utilizes the leading salivary-based testing and research laboratory in the United States to measure hormones. The Female Hormone Panel™ (FHP™) is a non-invasive test consisting of 11 saliva specimens collected during specified time periods throughout the menstrual cycle.
Food and Chemical Sensitivity Test (blood): $495
What is an allergy?
An allergy is a catch-all word for a wide variety of reactions to substances that the body reacts to unnaturally. When the body encounters an allergic substance, it reacts by making antibodies or releasing chemicals called histamines. When histamines and other substances are released into the body’s system, they cause an inflammatory reaction we call an allergy. A food allergy is an example of this.
What are the symptoms?
The inflammatory reaction affects the tissue and organs, mainly the skin, mucous membranes, lungs and gastrointestinal tract. Common allergic symptoms include itching and watery eyes, runny and congested nose and sinuses, sneezing, respiratory symptoms, headache, skin reactions (itchiness, rashes, etc.) and rapid heartbeat. Other symptoms may include fatigue, intestinal gas or pain, abdominal bloating and mood changes.
Comprehensive Stool Analysis : $395
Why a stool test?
Gastrointestinal complaints are among the most common reasons that clients seek medical care. Symptoms associated with GI disorders include persistent diarrhea, constipation, bloating, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome and malabsorption. The Comprehensive Stool Analysis is a simple stool test that can help assess digestive and absorptive functions, the presence of opportunistic pathogens and to monitor the efficacy of therapeutic remediation of GI disorders. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing to prescriptive and natural agents is also performed for appropriate bacterial and fungal species at no additional charge.
Who should test?
This test is useful for those with gastrointestinal symptoms, autoimmune disease, joint pain, IBD/IBS, inflammation, food sensitivities, nutritional deficiencies, skin conditions (Atopic Dermatitis), and more. Impairment of intestinal functions can contribute to the development of food allergies, systemic illnesses, autoimmune disease, and toxic overload from substances that are usually kept in the confines of the bowel for elimination. After performing a stool test, efficient remediation of GI dysfunctions incorporates a comprehensive guided approach that should include consideration of elimination of pathogens and exposure to irritants, supplementation of hydrochloric acid, pancreatic enzymes and pre- and probiotics, and repair of the mucosal barrier.
Omega Check (in-office finger prick): $50-75
The Omega-3 Index is a fingerprick blood test that measures the amount of omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) in red blood cells (RBC) membranes. It is expressed as a percent of total RBC fatty acids. An Omega-3 Index between 8% and 12% is associated with the lowest risk for death from heart disease and below 4% with the highest.
The Omega-3 Plus Index includes the above plus an Omega Ratio report and a Trans Fat Index report. Transfatty acids (commonly called transfats) in our blood come only from the food we eat. The vast majority (80-90%) of transfats we eat in America are industrially-produced transfats that often come in the form of fast food, cakes, cookies, pies, pastries, French fries, tortilla chips, crackers, popcorn, and stick margarines. Transfatty acids contribute to inflammation, poor blood sugar control, increases in LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, and decreases in the helpful HDL cholesterol (Mozaffarian et al. Am J Cln Nutr 2004; 79:606-612).
Colon Hydrotherapy: $199 (initial), $100 (follow up)
Colon hydrotherapy is the irrigation of the colon with purified water using disposable nozzles and hygienic equipment in a comfortable setting in order to evacuate the contents of the bowel. Colon hydrotherapy is often referred to as colonics, high colonics, colon therapy or colon irrigation. It is used as an alternative to oral purgatives prior to radiological and endoscopic examinations or for evacuation of an impacted colon.
Hydration – Delivers water safely and comfortably to irrigate the colon.
Activation – Hydration activates peristalsis of the colon.
Evacuation – Peristalsis evacuates the contents of the colon.
Far Infrared Sauna (30 min): $29
What type of infrared sauna is used?
The Nutrition and Health Center uses the Sunlighten Far Infrared Sauna, which is one of the safest and most effective far infrared saunas on the market with Solocarbon® Technology.
What are the health benefits?
Incorporating regular infrared sauna Sessions into your wellness plan is a great way to further support your health goals. Infrared saunas are an effective tool for natural healing and prevention, as infrared light has the ability to penetrate human tissue which in turn produces a host of health benefits.
Menu Plan (30 Min): $79
A challenge for everyone is to eat the foods our body needs for health. Knowing and choosing the food you eat in advance in the form of a meal plan helps set you up for success.
Depending on your needs, menu planning will provide:
- Grocery List
- 1 Week Meal Plan
Customization to fit your schedule and goals
We know meal planning can seem daunting at times. We can help! We have done hundreds of menu plans over the years. We will work with you to provide what you want and need while offering simple, practical options. Menu planning sessions are only 30 minutes and $79.
- Our menu plans are designed to help you lose unhealthy fat while retaining healthy, lean muscle.
- Our menu plans integrate the use of bio-impedance analysis testing, a body composition and fluid analysis that identifies overall cellular health and function, BMR, body fat percentage, BMI, lean mass/fat mass and intracellular and extracellular distribution of your total body water. An imbalance in body composition can lead to serious health problems such as high blood pressure, altered cholesterol levels, toxicity, etc.
- Our menu plans are based on extensive scientific research demonstrating that many of the major chronic diseases in our society associated with aging are largely caused by lifestyle choices and can be prevented by adopting a healthy, therapeutic lifestyle. These diseases include: heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s disease.
VBX Wellness Machine (10 Min): $25
The VBX Wellness Machine is a full body health and wellness machine. Whether your health goals are to lose weight, increase strength, increase circulation, or combat certain health issues, the VBX Wellness Machine is your ‘one-stop-shop’ to feeling, looking, and aging better.
- Tone and firm
- Lose weight and increasing lean muscle mass
- Improve flexibility, range of motion, balance, and mobility
- Fight cellulite
- Firm and tone the skin
- Increase bone density
- Increase circulation and lymphatic drainage
- Reduce pain and stiffness
- Elevate HGH and serotonin while decreasing cortisol (a hormone produced by stress)
- Neuromuscular re-education when applicable – such as with MS, CP, or after a stroke
- Rehabilitation from injury