Work with Christine in the most powerful way possible: One-on-One

Functional Health Coaching

**Though I am currently full, I have highly trained practitioners working alongside me in my practice (and I will be supporting in the background – review all testing and protocols!). I also have an upcoming perimenopause program if you are looking for help in that area. If you would like to apply to work with one of my colleagues, you can do so here. I will be in touch to let you know about next steps!**

45 Min Introductory Call

This is where all my clients begin. We’ll assess your nutritional, movement, energy, digestion, and hormonal levels, and determine the best course of action.

Gut Healing OR Hormone Health Programs

Now it’s time to jump into the big, bold work.  Using your health history alongside functional lab testing that shows us specifically what is happening in your body, I design protocols specifically for you. This 6-month program includes monthly sessions with email communication in between, constantly updated action plans, 20% off supplements, and more.

Are You Ready to Finally Understand Your Body and its Needs? 

Your body WANTS to be healthy. Every day, it’s working to keep you, or bring you back to, your highest health. But it needs your support in order to do this. In a world full of refined and GMO foods, pesticides and herbicides, antibiotics, plastics, chemicals in the air, xenoestrogens, and stress, stress, stress, you’ve got to create some new habits to lift your body up. I’m here to help you do just that.  Here’s what we cover in our work together:

Nutrition - The Cornerstone

Digestion - It's Not Just What You Eat, But What You Digest

Functional lab testing shows root cause issues that supports targeted recommendations

How's Your Hormonal Health?

Movement that fits YOUR body

Supplements That Fully Support You/Access to My Private Online Dispensary

Lifestyle Clean-Up Recommendations

Learn What To Eat AND How to Eat

Your body has particular nutritional needs, and best ways to absorb those nutrients. Learn how to use food as a healing tool, instead of something that puts a strain on your body.

Your Hormones Are Vital To Your Health

Instead of suppressing issues related to hormones, learn how to work with them in order to heal. Through gut and hormone testing, we determine what is happening at a root cause level and develop protocols that support your entire system.

Find The Right Movement That Feels Good

Every body has a type of movement that makes it feel yummy. That doesn’t mean it has to be hard, or you have to “push through.” We work together to determine what makes you excited to get into your body and use your incredible piece of art.

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Supplements to support YOUR body's needs

Do you know if the supplements you are taking are actually what your body needs? Are they made of high quality materials? Are they working? We’ll figure out exactly which ones YOUR body needs

Are You Ready?

Have you tried just about everything to improve your health to little or no avail?

Have you tried all the diets, and they work for a little while, but then stop?

Have you spent thousands over the years on supplements that didn’t really help?

Do you have any idea what your root cause issues are?

Do you deal with chronic conditions where medications just seem to make things worse rather than better?

Do you really know what is going on in your gut, or have you basically been guessing based on different things you’ve read on the internet?

Are you ready for a targeted protocol that will go to work on eradicating pathogens, getting your stomach working at full capacity, sealing your gut lining to rid yourself of leaky gut, pancreas and gallbladder support, bring down inflammation in your intestines, diminish food sensitivities, and regain balance with your hormones?

Then read on…

My Approach

I believe that the most important relationship you have is with your body. We have generally been taught that our body is the enemy, and we need to do whatever it takes to tame it. In the process, we end up facing our body’s cries for help: disordered eating, allergies, autoimmune disorders, IBS, hormonal issues. Our minds chime in with mental and emotional disorders. It becomes a vicious cycle of dis-ease.

The amazing thing about our bodies is they want to heal. They want to feel their absolute best. They want you to love them.

When you begin to pay attention to your body, to listen to it, it will let you know what it needs. Sometimes, we are so disconnected from our bodies that it takes some time to figure out what is required.

That’s where I come in: I’m here to help you figure out what your body needs to live its best, most healthy life. Which will give you all kinds of extra time and energy to live your best life.

What Is Functional Health Coaching?
Who is it For?

Our health doesn’t exist in a vacuum. How happy you feel is just as important as how much you sleep. How much energy you have is just as important as what you eat. That supplement you take impacts your aura, along with your biochemistry. So it’s important to look at all the areas of your life – nutritional, movement, energy, outlook, hormones, just to name a few – in order to figure out what’s working and what isn’t.

Everyone deserves a fully functional and comprehensive approach to their individual health. In our work together, we look at both your symptoms and functional lab testing to guide us in returning your body to homoestatis.

What's the first step in us working together?

Great question! Every client begins with an introductory 30-minute call. During this session, we’ll talk about what is going on with you, along with if and how I can help. I want to know your story, which is a huge part of the healing process. At the end of the conversation, we’ll determine if we’ll move forward in working together.

What is your main area of focus?

I have learned over the years that the health of your gut is of utmost importance to hormonal health, as well as the rest of your body. Your gut health is dependent on the foods you eat, how well you digest your food, if you are currently on or have been on birth control, how many rounds of antibiotics you’ve taken in your life, and a variety of other lifestyle choices. We will look at all of these! I also dive deep into your hormonal health, working with this area alongside gut healing.

Do you subscribe to a particular nutrition philosophy?

I believe that every person’s body needs nutrition that is particular to them. Yes, there is some overlap (i.e. a high-sugar diet is NEVER a good idea), but I work with you to determine what nutritional approach works best for you. Having said that, I rarely recommend “extreme” approaches like veganism, Keto, raw food, or juice cleansing. I have personally done all of these diets, and found they tend to be tougher on the body in the long run rather than supportive of it. In some extreme cases, a “healing” diet is needed for a short amount of time, but never for the long term.

Do you teach about sports nutrition?

Though I certainly can help you determine which foods will support you in your exercise regimen, no, I am not a sports nutritionist. So if you hare doing some heavy-duty training for an Iron Man, I suggest you work with a qualified sports nutritionist.

Do you work with men as well as women?

Yes, I do have the occasional male client. I tend to look more at digestion and nutritional health, and less at hormonal health for men, though, as I am not trained in men’s hormones.

Why do you only offer a six-month program?

I have worked with clients over the years with one-off sessions, and packages of three or four sessions. When it comes to health – particularly with chronic issues – it takes time and commitment to heal from the inside out. The great thing about this is that we’re not just tackling symptoms, because a symptom is just that – one thing that stems from deeper root cause issues. If you don’t determine those issues, then other symptoms will just pop up, and you end up playing whack-a-mole for sometimes years and years and ultimately not getting very far. Tackling root cause issues takes time, and implementing the needed changes needs determination and focus. I have found clients to be MUCH more successful when we have worked together for at least 6 months. And because I want YOU to be successful, I’m offering the chance to be deeply supported through the changes you are about to make to see your health – and life – take off!

Package Options

Comprehensive Support to Make Big Changes

Gut Healing Package

 

    • Length of time: 6 months

    • Includes 6 sessions + BONUS 30 minute session: Initial session and Follow-Up Protocol session are 90 minutes each; the rest of the sessions are 60 minutes each and occur once a month

    • Initial 90 minute session covers your health history and symptoms, final determination of testing, and initial foundational support recommendations

    • Second 90 minute session includes comprehensive lab assessment, detailed explanation of protocol and timeline, and covering questions that you have

    • Two weeks after you begin your protocol, we’ll meet to discuss how the protocol is going, and make any necessary tweaks

    • After that, we’ll meet once a month until the end of the program, building on the work you have done

    • The program includes unlimited free emails during work hours for any questions that come up  in-between sessions

    • Possible tests utilized include the GI-Map, MRT food sensitivities test, and OATs test

    Hormone Health Package

     

      • Length of time: 6 months

      • Includes 6 sessions + BONUS 30 minute session: Initial session and Follow-Up Protocol session are 90 minutes each; the rest of the sessions are 60 minutes each and occur once a month

      • Initial 90 minute session covers your health history and symptoms, final determination of testing, and initial foundational support recommendations

      • Second 90 minute session includes comprehensive lab assessment, detailed explanation of protocol and timeline, and covering questions that you have

      • Two weeks after you begin your protocol, we’ll meet to discuss how the protocol is going, and make any necessary tweaks

      • After that, we’ll meet once a month until the end of the program, building on the work you have done

      • The program includes unlimited free emails during work hours for any questions that come up  in-between sessions

      • Possible tests utilized include the Dutch and saliva hormone testing

    Starter Package

     

    • Length of time – 3-6 months

    • 90 minute session to deep dive

    • 60 minute follow-up to cover your personalized protocol, which is based on symptoms and health history

    • Two check-in sessions over the next 2 months, where we get into the nitty gritty of what’s working and what’s not, so we can tweak to take you to the next level

    • Free email correspondence up to twice a month

    • 15% off pracitioner-quality supplements

    • Special 15% off any another group program

    Power-Packed Support Package

     

       

     

    Interested in having the additional support of a health coach?

     

    You may be asking yourself, “ummm, aren’t you a health coach?” Well, yes, but from the perspective of functional

    nutrition. I focus on the nitty gritty of assessing your symptoms, diet, lifestyle, and nutritional deficiencies that show

    up on lab testing. I create detailed and individualized protocols based on the whole package of YOU. And then I

    support you in the process of symptom reduction, diet change, supplementation, and lifestyle shifts over the time we

    work together. I am focused on getting you from point A of feeling bad to point B of feeling a whole lot better.

     

    But sometimes, people need extra support in making the changes that need to be made. For example, cutting out

    sugar or particular foods that show up on food sensitivities testing can be well, trying at times. To have someone to

    check in with more than once a month can make all the difference, and you’ll have plenty of time to talk through the

    emotions of what is coming up for you during your health coaching sessions.

     

    So I’m excited to announce I’m now offering a comprehensive package that includes 6 sessions with me, as well as 6

    sessions over 6 months with a certified health coach! That means you’ll have 12 sessions all together over 6 months,

    meeting roughly every other week with me or your health coach. Time with me focuses on the nuts and bolts; time

    with the health coach is about dealing with states like resistance. It truly provides you with the most well-rounded

    services possible.

     

    Two fantastic coaches are available to chose from. Learn more about them below:

    Theresa Alvarez is a Certified Integrative Health Coach through Duke Integrative Medicine and a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach. She also holds an MA in Holistic Health Education.  Her focus is working with women who are getting started on their health journey and are finding the experience overwhelming.  Utilizing the evidence based process learned during her training through Duke Integrative Medicine, Theresa works with her clients to turn this sense of overwhelm into easily navigated action steps that result in success.
    Theresa’s approach:
    • She empowers clients to make lasting behavior changes that are the foundation for a lifetime of health and well-being.
    • Health is impacted by multiple interconnected dimensions.  These dimensions include the choices one makes that affect their physical, mental, and spiritual well-being
    • Theresa support’s her clients in discovering ways to successfully implement healthy lifestyle behaviors across these various dimensions into their unique lives
    • Learn more about Theresa at her website.
    Ken Kiser is a certified ADAPT Functional Health Coach that specializes in working with patients who suffer from digestive health issues. He supports gut healing through empowering clients to make diet and lifestyle changes that build health and vitality while minimizing flare ups.  Although Ken is very well trained, his greatest asset is his own health journey.  He too suffered from digestive health issues and was able to heal himself through diet and lifestyle change.  It is through his own struggles that motivates Ken to help others. 
    Ken’s approach:
    • Empowers client to bridge the gap between knowledge and motivation through motivational interviewing, strengths-based coaching, positive psychology and the 6 stages of behavior change.
    • Fosters exploration of client’s “why” behind their desired health change as well as a vision for health and wellness.
    • Partners with the client to identify the challenges preventing change and strategies to overcome them.
    • Provides support and accountability in setting goals and creating new habits and behaviors. Learn more about Ken at his website.

     

    Interested in learning more about this option? Email me with questions.

    Testing Options

    GI-Map

    The GI-Map is essentially a road map for your digestive system, from your stomach down to your colon. It tells you:
     

    • Which pathogens you have inside your stomach, small, and large intestine, including opportunistic bacteria, parasites, worms, fungus, and beneficial bacteria
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    • It shows you if you are absorbing your fats (which lets us know how your gallbladder is doing)
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    • It lets you know your pancreatic enzyme output, which are the enzymes that break down protein, fats, and carbs
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    • It contains very important marker to show you if you are removing estrogen properly
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    • Your immune response
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    • Your reaction to gluten
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    • Inflammatory markers

    This test is utilized to determine an eradication protocol, as well as support needed for the different areas of your digestive tract.

    MRT Food Sensitivities

    The MRT shows which foods you have a sensitivity to. This is extremely helpful in knowing which foods to remove for a period of time in order to help seal the gut lining. When you seal the gut lining, you reduce the reaction to these foods, and are usually able to reincorporate them within 3-6 months.

    Because food sensitivities can take up to 72 hours to show up, elimination diets can be hard to pinpoint all sensitivities. The MRT cuts to the chase, enabling faster gut healing.

    This test includes:

    • Red (highest reactivity – remove these foods for 6 months)
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    • Yellow (moderate reactivity) – remove these foods for 3 months
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    • Green (low reactivity) – high greens are rotated 2-3 times a week, mid-low greens are fine to consume
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    There is no need to redo the MRT at the end of your protocol. You will simply challenge each food one-at-a-time in order to see if you no longer have a reaction to it.

    Dutch Hormone Test

    Viewed as the essential hormone test by functional medicine practitioners, this dried urine test gives an incredible overview of what is happening not only with your sex hormones, but also with your adrenals.

    This test is particularly useful for those who face fibroids, ovarian cysts, polyps, uncontrollable PMS, or are in perimenopause.

    This test includes:
     

    • Estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, and their metabolic pathways
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    • Free cortisol and stored cortisone
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    • Vitamin B6, B12, glutathione, dopamine, norepinephrine/epineprhine markers, and oxidative stress
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    • It is particularly helpful in understanding how your Phase 1 and Phase 2 liver detox are doing, and if your estrogen is metabolizing down the “safer” or more cancerous pathway.

    Kind Words

    “I feel SO much healthier than I did at this time last year. I truly have Christine to thank for that. Her guidance was generous, intuitive and incredibly helpful. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”

    -Mary

    “I cannot even begin to tell you how much gratitude I have for you the opportunity to do this program. I see myself (and my life) changing right before my eyes!”

    – Andrea

    “I appreciated the face to face time and the follow up emails after our sessions that summarized everything we talked about. I felt like you really cared and were attuned to my needs!” 

    -Sarah

    AcInvest in Yourself and Achieve Your Potential for Immense Health. Take on the Challenge and Commit to Your Well-Being. Be Deeply Supported Through the Process.

    What you have to be ready to do:

    -Believe that you can change, and that you can get better, no matter where your health is currently
    -Commit to following the plan that you ultimately decide is best for you
    -Six months of working together

    What you get from this program:

    • Intial intake (90 minutes)
    • Access to functional lab testing (price not included in program)
    • Complementary review of any current labs you have
    • Detailed protocol specific to you based your healthy history and lab testing
    • Follow-up session to reveal protocol (60 minutes)
    • Check-in session two weeks later (60 minutes)
    • Monthly check-ins thereafter (45 minutes)
    • Recorded sessions that you can access at any time
    • 20% off most supplements
    • Recipes and other materials to support you through the process
    • Recommendations of other therapies to support you in the process

    **I have 2 spots opening soon. If you would like to apply and be placed on the waitlist, you can do so here

    Introductory Call

    Welcome! During this 30 min session, we'll cover your main health issues and concerns. What are you facing that you need some real help with? Gut issues, hormones, energy, and skin are often big ones for many women. During this session, we'll talk about what a healthy and fulfilled life looks like to you, action steps to get there, as well as determine if my services are a good fit for your needs. If we decide to work together, the cost for this call will go towards your first month of the program!

    Gut Healing Package

    A complete program that looks at digestion, stress, lifestyle, and spirit. If you have joint pain, migraines, gas and bloating, or allergies that won't go away, this program is for you. Utilizing the GI-Map stool analysis, MRT Food Sensitivities test, as well as other blood labs, we combine them with your symptom and health history to create a 12-week tailor-made food, supplement, and lifestyle healing protocol for your body. Includes 6 sessions + FREE BONUS 30 minute session, unlimited text+email access between sessions, highly trained assessment of functional labs, 20% off top-of-the-line supplements, and more. We talk about the program in-depth during the 30-minute intro session.

    Hormone Health Package

    A program that utilizes functional hormone tests to understand the complete picture, from adrenals to all the major sex hormones. If your menstrual cycle keeps you from being able to live your life, this program is for you. Utilizing saliva or dried hormone testing, we create a comprehensive protocol that includes foods to support your hormones, supplements that level out dysfunction, and lifestyle supports that reduce stress. Includes 6 sessions + FREE BONUS 30 minute session, unlimited text+email access between sessions, highly trained assessment of functional labs, 20% off top-of-the-line supplements, and more. We talk about the program in-depth during the 30-minute intro session.

    Starter Package

    Four sessions over three months to get you on the right track for optimal health. We’ll go over your health history in-depth, connecting your current symptoms to root causes that may have begun at several different points in your life.  Then we create a personalized protocol which is based on symptoms, health history, and current labs. Includes a 90 minute intake session, 60-minute session to go over your personalized protocol, and two more 60-minute sessions to tweak and and get you to the next level in your health. You also get free email correspondence up to 3 times a month, and 15% off supplements. We discuss the package during your 30-minute intro session.

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