Frequently Asked Questions

 
 

Whether you eat, drink or whatever you do, do all for the glory of God.

 ~ 1 Corinthians 10:31

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What is a nutritional Therapist (ntp)?

A Nutritional Therapy Practitioner is trained by the Nutritional Therapy Association. We are trained in bio-individuality and teaching how to tap into the body’s innate intelligence.

Which diet do you recommend?

I try to avoid being in any of the diet “groups”. There are benefits to paleo, keto, pescetarian, vegetarian, vegan, etc. The focus on all of these diets SHOULD be eating real foods. I believe that each of our bodies have different nutrition needs at different times in our lives. Teaching clients how to listen to their body’s wisdom helps free the need to be part of a diet group (or need a diet book!).

How do you see clients?

The majority of my clients are “seen” through phone and/or zoom. The rest of the correspondence is through email and text.

I do have limited spots for clients in the Charleston area & based on my schedule I will fly to see clients that are needing a more holistic approach. These clients are ones who are committed to making nutrition and lifestyle changes in and out of their homes.

What do your plans entail?

I commit to clients monthly. During the first month a client receives an initial 60 minute call with 5 follow up calls lasting approximately 30 minutes. The client also has unlimited texting/emailing availability to ask me questions…..there are times that I am unavailable, but I communicate this with my clients ahead of time.

The months following that initial month the client receives weekly 30 minute calls and the same text/email support.

Will you work with my doctor?

YES! I absolutely will. I am a firm believer that having a team of healthcare providers working together is the most effective way to help people feel better.

What are your prices?

I have packages and monthly prices available based on the needs of a client. The free 15 minute consultation will help us determine individual needs.

What about body image?

Body image and relationship with food is huge! Those stories we were told as children have been embedded in us as adults. We must dig deep into those issues to truly heal our relationships with food.

How do i help my teenager eat well?

You are an example. Do you constantly talk about dieting, your weight, or what you look like in clothes? This will stick with them, they will associate this with food. Instead, eat healthy and talk about how much you love healthy food and the energy you feel after eating it. Do not push your teenager to eat a certain way, instead teach them about how food can make them feel. Do they notice the sugar crash? Or do they notice they feel bloated after eating cheese? Teaching teens how to tap into their own innate intelligence is HUGE for a lifetime of positive food relationships.

Where can i find more body image info?

There are good podcasts- foodconversations, happy body, intuitive eating

A great book is Happy Weight

Do you teach classes or speak?

Yes, please contact me at islandhealthsc@gmail.com

Do you have any online classes?

Coming soon…..

why do you do this work?

I have struggled with chronic pain after a car wreck in 1997, have had to have multiple operations and procedures and know what is like to feel like you are never getting better. While working as a 911 dispatcher I became very ill, by this time I had exhausted the options that traditional medicine had to offer so I studied and worked with numerous functional practitioners. Combining my own studies and the knowledge of these practitioners I was able to go into remission. This success has driven me to help others.