Yes, I can. My story just revolves around mental health, so I let other women know that I've been there. My methodology is helpful for anyone, though.
A Discovery Call is a free call where we meet to see if we'd be a good fit for each other. For you, when you're investing in your health, it's nice to know what to expect and have a chance to ask some questions before you spend your hard-earned money. For me, I want to know if you're a good candidate for the lifestyle changes you'll need to make. It takes about 45 min to an hour, and it's time well spent for both of us!
Of course! Let's say you start with Jump Start, but get to the end of your package and realize that you aren't ready to be done yet, we can upgrade you to Intensive or Total Transformation at that time.
In most cases, functional lab assessments are considered alternative medicine, and are not covered under insurance. As a health consultant, I don’t provide insurance billing services of any kind. In many cases, lab fees can be payed for up front with a Health Savings Account (HSA).
Some clients have successfully submitted statements for reimbursement for out-of-pocket medical expenses, especially when submitting to a Health Savings Account. If neither is possible, She Build's Health practitioner fees and the lab fees are usually tax deductible if you itemize health care costs. Check with your tax specialist to be certain.
You are worth being healthy. I urge you not let the costs of functional care get in the way of healing and living your best life.
FDN practitioners are like health detectives. We uncover root causes of dysfunction in the body. Rather than simply chasing symptoms, an FDN-P will help you to understand why those symptoms are happening in the first place. We do our research, connect the dots between your lab work, health timeline, and symptom history.
FDN-Ps use functional lab work to identify healing opportunities. In doing so, we aim to restore the body to normal function with without having to diagnose or treat. Ultimately, the goal of the FDN-P is to guide their clients through customized diet and lifestyle programs so that they may learn to remain healthy for a lifetime.
Your body is designed to perform at 100%, and the functional approach helps to get your body firing on all cylinders. Whether you’re experiencing fatigue, depression, or unexplained weight gain, the functional approach maintains that your your symptoms are not the problem, they are the result of the problem. Unfortunately, many of us spend years stuck in a cycle of trial and error in an attempt to alleviate those symptoms. Rather than wasting energy suppressing symptoms, the functional approach aims to “reverse engineer” the root cause of hidden stress in body.
In a sense, the process of healing is very much like flying a plane. While correcting your course by one or two degrees may not seem to alter your position all that much, three months later you find yourself in a completely different location! For example, a commitment to removing added sugars from the diet can result in profound long-term changes that may include: weight loss, lowered inflammation, improved blood sugar regulation, hormonal balance, and better cognitive performance. It must be emphasized that while diet and lifestyle changes are much more subtle than taking prescription drugs, their combined effects are long-term, and restorative. In a "microwave" society - one that wants everything NOW - the functional approach can seem like it takes a long time, but it's effects FAR outlast those that offer a quick fix.
The work you put into this is what you'll get out of it. The more dedicated you are to your health and heeding the advice of your health coach, the more positive outcomes you are likely to see. This is what sets apart the functional approach from the traditional medical model. YOU become an active participant in your own health, rather than a passive subject that takes a pill and continues eating twinkies. Nobody will ever care more about your own health than you.
Results are highly individual, and may depend on 1) the length of time the you’ve been experiencing chronic stress, and 2) to what degree the underlying stress has been present. For example, one client dealing with migraines and allergies may see the complete removal of their symptoms with strict avoidance of gluten, while another client with longstanding autoimmune issues may not see the same results with simple dietary changes alone. In the latter scenario, putting an autoimmune disease into remission could take a year or more of peeling back the layers of hidden stress.
Working with an FDN-P does not guarantee results; however, there are reasonable expectations that symptoms will resolve as you begin to untangle the web of root causes contributing to your symptoms.