Q: What if I miss or can’t make one of our scheduled sessions?
You must give 24hrs notice if you would like to reschedule a session for another time. Missed sessions or sessions canceled with less than 24hrs outside of emergency situations cannot be rescheduled.
Q: We have a phone/skype/gChat session scheduled. Should I call you or will you call me?
You should call me at our scheduled appointment time.
Q: Which diet do you think is best? Vegan? Paleo? Atkins?
None of them. The thing about nutrition that many of these fad diets fail to mention is that no two bodies are alike. The Paleo diet might make your BFF feel “AMAZING,” but if you struggle with methylating B-vitamins (like many do), that much animal protein could very well leave you feeling irritable and fatigued.
And it’s not just about the quantity of carbs, fats and proteins in your diet, it’s also about the source. You may feel great on a high carb diet, but whether those carbs come from fruits and vegetables or starches and grains could make all the difference.
The diet that I think is best for you is the diet that makes you feel best which is something we’ll explore in greater detail as we work together.
Q: Am I going to have to give up gluten?
That totally depends. If you start telling me that you feel bloated, fatigued and irritable all the time, I might suggest you try an elimination diet to see if you have a gluten sensitivity, and if you do, it is definitely in your best interest to avoid gluten (at least for now).
Also, if you’ve been diagnosed with a chronic illness like Fibromyalgia, Lyme Disease, or Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, I might also suggest that you eliminate gluten for a few weeks or months to see if it eases some of the pain, fatigue, and brain fog.
But if gluten doesn’t bother your body, I’m not about to get between you and your bagel (so long as you’re also eating your greens!).
Whether or not gluten is an issue for you is going to depend on many factors including genetics and gut health and this is something we’ll go over in detail as we work together.
Q: I’ve been diagnosed with a chronic illness and even though I’ve already given up gluten, dairy, yeast, and sugar and I still feel miserable. What else can you tell me that I’m not already doing?
First off, I want you to know how awesome it is that you’re willing to take your health into your own hands. Dietary restrictions are never easy and I know how frustrating it can be to give up so much and see little to no results. That said, a lot of people are great at knowing what not to eat, but knowing what to eat is a different story.
Avoiding foods that trigger inflammation and disrupt digestive health is just one step towards managing a chronic illness. Even more important is knowing what nutrient-rich foods to include in your diet to ensure that you’re getting all of the vitamins and minerals that your body needs to heal. We’ll cover everything from antioxidant and probiotic-rich foods to awesome immune boosters like Japanese mushrooms.
We’ll also talk about other things that might be getting in the way of your healing like heavy metal and mold toxicity, MTHFR gene mutations, and vitamin deficiencies, as well as who to speak to to get tested.
I honestly believe that there is always an answer for why we’re not seeing progress and I’ll share every resource I have to help you figure out what’s holding you back.