CLINICAL NUTRITION SERVICES
We are created in different sizes, bodies, genders, genetics, and yet how often do we really take the time to learn about our body, what we specifically need to make it healthy, and what types of therapies would be beneficial for preventive health care or health conditions? Unless you are just naturally health conscious, you are likely to learn bits and pieces if you visit a doctor, when you're not feeling quite right, or you are diagnosed with a health condition.
Many of us might even say that we wouldn't even make a change in our lifestyle habits until confronted with the need to do so. We're human, we're busy, and we simply have habits.
With that said, the more you know and understand your body, the more proactive about your health you can be. Many of us just need the right tools and right support to get on the right life and heart rhythm to make the kinds of decisions that are good for us.
While Essence Health and Research / Project Thrive is not a doctor's office and providers cannot "diagnose and treat" any health condition as a doctor would, your initial evaluation will be based on blood labs, biometrics, vitals, diet, stress, medications, medical diagnoses, genetic tests, and more. Clinical Nutritionists collaborate with your medical team on your care. Your nutrition plan will be both evidence based (using your medical history, assessments, and labs) while also focused on evidence based research about medications, medical conditions, and nutrition.
A specialized nutrition plan and program will be created that is individual to you and you'll be given mentorship to meet your personal health goals. If a Clinical Nutritionist finds evidence that a referral back to your primary care doctor (PCP) or other qualified doctor is needed to look at assessments, results, medication interactions, and abnormalities, a letter can be written to give to the patient along with any assessments and reports.
Jennifer specializes in nutritional and nutrigenomics services in the area of chronic inflammatory diseases, including autoimmune diseases (diabetes, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, etc), cardiovascular diseases, liver diseases, thyroid diseases, gut/brain conditions (depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, malnutrition), kidney diseases, and women's medicine. She has masters degrees in clinical research management (ASU), genomics/bioinformatics (Johns Hopkins University), and professional science masters in applied nutrition (University of Arizona). Jennifer has special interest in precision medicine and nutrition, which is the next innovative step in medical care that combines individualized genetic assessment with medical history, laboratory assessments, and physical assessments to create a highly personalized care plan.
How Essence Health & Research / Project Thrive can help YOU:
By providing discerning and wise education and important research on a particular health condition and its relationship to body processes
By educating on specifics and research about nutrition and nutritional needs (bioavailability of vitamins/minerals, product brands in the nutrition supplement industry, special diets, and food choices that met nutritional needs)
By listening to your story of health (or lack thereof) and helping you to look at the pieces that are most important to your healthy lifestyle transformation
By educating you on specific therapies (both western and natural medicine) and appropriate health care practitioner referral or doctors needed for your health care
By providing the essential support to build your confidence in improving your health by answering questions, supporting your journey to health, or mentoring on your areas of difficulties.
Choosing Your Clinical Nutrition Service
Clinical Nutrition: Initial Evaluation ($100)
The Clinical Nutrition Evaluation is the first visit for any nutrition plan program and will include your Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis (FBCA) report from your most recent blood labs, your biometrics, vitals, diet and stress analysis, nutrigenomics assessment if genetic testing and FBCA is available, food combining education, and more. You will receive two reports, both an FBCA and Nutrition Analysis report with explanation from your Clinical Nutritionist. You will be sent a medical history form and request for your most recent blood labs from your most recent annual physical or doctor's visit. At your first visit, you will be interviewed about medications, medical history, diet, food allergens/sensitivities, stress, goals and more to create a nutrition plan that best fits you.
Clinical Nutrition: 8 Week Program ($300)
The Clinical Nutrition 8 Week Program includes your initial evaluation and Functional Blood Blood Chemistry Analysis (FBCA) along with weekly meetings with your Clinical Nutritionist to work on your Nutrition Plan, gain mentoring through tough changes to understand food combining, food labels, how to use medicinal foods, and get follow ups on biometrics, vitals, nutrition strategies, and more to meet your medical and lifestyle goals. Weekly meetings may include grocery store visits to learn about food labels and how to pick better foods for specific issues, cooking classes to understand food combining or recipes, or simple phone calls or Zoom meetings to touch base, get support, and ask questions. This all in full support program is best for someone who is ready to make transformational changes in weight, health, habits, and nutrition and needs a Clinical Nutritionist's support to get through the hardest commitment to changes on emotional, mental, physical, spiritual, nutritional, and educational levels. Weekly meetings can be in person, by phone, or by Zoom, but the initial evaluation at at least 2 follow up visits need to be in person to evaluate results and biometrics/vitals.
Clinical Nutrition: (3) 60 minute Package ($180)
This Clinical Nutrition package includes your Initial evaluation, Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis (FBCA), and 2 Follow Up Visits. All visits are 60 minutes long. Visits in this package are set up as an initial evaluation with the first follow up visit one week later to discuss the Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis (FBCA) and Nutrition Analysis reports. Then, the third follow up visit is usually one month later to assess nutrition plan results and progress and re-evaluate biometrics and vitals. There is a 3 month expiration on this package from the date of purchase.