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Functional Nutrition

In the area of complex, chronic illness, most conventional medicine practices are years behind emerging research and integration.


We are here to fill the gap.

Functional Medicine is an approach that asks how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, Functional Medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.
— Institute of Functional Medicine
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On the Road to Becoming Lehigh Valley’s First Institute of Functional Medicine Provider

Dr. Rachelle, DACM is currently an Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) 2020 candidate. This post graduate certification is the gold standard in functional medicine training in the areas of GI, Detox, Energy, Hormones, Cardiometabolic function, and Immunity.


Receive a Better Kind of Prescription Rx


  • Dietary Intervention: detox , elimination, high phytonutrient diversity, low glycemic-load diet plans

  • Nutraceuticals: vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids

  • Stress Management: mind/body techniques

  • Lifestyle Medicine: sleep quality/ quantity, exercise

  • Acupuncture and Herbal Therapy: delivered by licensed practitioners

  • Hormone, Adrenal, and Food Sensitivity Testing: coming soon


What is Functional Nutrition?

Functional Nutrition emphasizes the importance of high quality foods and phytonutrient diversity to address clinical imbalances and move individuals toward the highest expression of health.

We offer personalized therapeutic interventions created to promote optimal health and prevent diet- and lifestyle-related disease.


Decrease sugar cravings

Facilitate of toxin processing and excretion

Reset compromised metabolism

Decrease chronic pain and fatigue levels

Enhance weight loss

Improve cognitive function and mood

Create more effective and satisfying sleep cycles

Improve one’s sense of wellbeing


Get Started with a Functional Nutrition Plan

Dr. Rachelle offers functional nutrition plans as a stand alone intervention or can combine it with a patient’s existing acupuncture treatment plan.

Receive a nutrition plan and full printed tool kit approved from the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM).

Kit includes:

  • comprehensive guide

  • shopping and recipe lists

  • biomarker and food sensitivity tracking

  • lifestyle change support

  • supplement recommendations

Following your consult, you will be given your printed tool kit with options for additional online coaching, in person support, and a supplement protocol. Program prices are dependent on your condition and health goals.


Existing Patient - 45-60 mins// $175

New Patient (including medical history intake) - 75 mins//$300

First we identify your health goals

Loose Weight

diabetes, high blood pressure, hormone imbalance, hypothyroid


Reduce Pain

fibromyalgia, arthritis, headaches, migraines, menstrual pain

More Wellness

stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue, allergies, insomnia, anti-aging

Then you will receive a tailored version of one of the following food plans

Core Food Plan


This is the first step towards healthier eating and is designed to encourage eating in a way that will nourish and energize the body. It is based on current research on what and how people should eat in order to live long, healthy lives. It takes elements from the Mediterranean diet and the hunter-gatherer approach (sometimes referred to as the“Paleo” diet), and encourages eating low-glycemic carbohydrates. Vegan and non vegan friendly.

Perfect for anyone interested in:

  • Core principles of healthy eating

  • Health maintenance

  • Disease prevention

  • Awareness of one’s relationship with food



This plan is a nutritional pathway to health for those who have autoimmune, gastrointestinal, neurological, and other chronic health conditions. It helps support healing by removing common food triggers that are contributing to metabolic dysfunction while providing the essential nutrients that are needed for health and vitality.

Features of this plan:

  • Rids the body of the most common foods that cause inflammation

  • Identifies food allergies, sensitivities, intolerances, and triggers

  • Eliminates foods with potentially addictive and harmful components

  • Provides nutritional support for the body’s detoxification systems



The Elimination Diet removes common foods that may be causing symptoms such as digestive problems, headaches, chronic sinus drainage, low energy, depression, mood swings, eczema, skin irritations, joint aches, asthma, weight gain. After completion of the three-week Elimination Diet, patients will undergo a food reintroduction process of 3-4 weeks.

Features of this plan:

  • Identifies food triggers

  • Supports healthy microbiome

  • Reduces inflammation

  • Dairy-free, gluten-free

Additional support online for ensured success

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Meet Your Nutrition Guide

Dr. Rachelle and Christian work as a team to deliver Functional Nutrition Plans.

We provide that essential (and missing) piece of moral and emotional support to help patients make lasting diet, lifestyle, and behavior changes and cope with stress with convenient online counseling. This additional support is the key to our patients’ success in forming new and sustainable habits.

Online counseling includes:

- convenient online sessions

- direct access for questions

- extra accountability and motivation