COVID-19 RESPONSE:  Updated May 17, 2020


At Essence Health and Research (EH&R) and Project Thrive, it is our responsibility and duty to help during this crisis and learning time to make sure you have the most up to date, research based, preventative, and clear health information and services 

to take care of yourself and your family.   


EH&R/Project Thrive now has a 501c3 nonprofit arm that will begin to start fundraising and providing specialized clinical nutrition services, yoga services/trainings, emergency nutrition kits, emergency/disaster relief, and public health education and trainings to the community.  You are encouraged to contribute a tax deductible donation during this crisis time so that it can be put towards programming, services, and administration of this nonprofit mission to help the vulnerable and in need in the Sammamish WA and surrounding communities. 

EH&R released the 1st edition of the Clinical Nutrition Guidance for the Immune System, COVID-19, Flus, Colds, & Mental Health  in April 2020 as a booklet that can be sent by email (.pdf file) so that it can reach the masses to give nutrition and research based info 

to make choices for foods and supplements at this time to boost the immune system. 

This is generalized/overall nutrition guidance where you can make online appointments

at EH&R to talk by email, phone, by Zoom, or various Telehealth options to get your needs met according to medical conditions or specific goals. 

Getting a Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis ($50) from recent blood labs will also help assess vitamin/mineral deficiencies, organ health, medical conditions, and processing of food.   A Clinical Nutrition evaluation will also help give you the best nutrition care for autoimmune, chronic inflammatory, and other pre-existing conditions including emotional/mental health.  Look to the Goals For Health 2020 Initiative for ways to save money on these services.  


To help the WHO, CDC, and Public Health teams globally and nationally, EH&R will be making most, if not all, services  online/virtual to help maintain social distancing mandates to contain and reduce the spread of COVID-19 and minimize negative impact on the healthcare system.   EH&R is still OPEN FOR BUSINESS and will continue to be resourceful in these times to serve you.


EH&R serves Sammamish, WA and surrounding communities 

along with outreach both domestically and internationally.

Please reach out with any questions.

Jennifer Coomes, CN, MSCRM, MS, MS, BA, E-RYT

Executive Director/CEO, Clinical Nutritionist, Public Health Manager, Yoga Teacher Trainer, Birth Assistant


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