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.
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.
WE PRESCRIBE THE FOLLOWING NON-PHARMACEUTICAL INTERVENTIONS:
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
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).
shopping and recipe lists
biomarker and food sensitivity tracking
lifestyle change support
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.
IN PERSON AND ONLINE NUTRITIONAL CONSULTS
Existing Patient - 45-60 mins// $175
New Patient (including medical history intake) - 75 mins//$300
diabetes, high blood pressure, hormone imbalance, hypothyroid
fibromyalgia, arthritis, headaches, migraines, menstrual pain
stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue, allergies, insomnia, anti-aging
START WITH A GOOD FOUNDATION
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
Awareness of one’s relationship with food
WHOLE SYSTEMS REBOOT
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
IDENTIFY FOOD TRIGGERS. HEAL THE GUT.
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