Functional Medicine Nutritionist
Helps people like you struggling with constipation, gas, and bloating. Solve your gut issues TODAY, so you can FINALLY have more energy and lose weight!
Are you suffering from one or more of the following symptoms?
Chronic gut issues can manifest in a variety of symptoms; including:
WHY SHOULD YOU WORK WITH THE GUT GODDESS?
As a clinical nutritionist for over 25 years, I take a root-cause approach to resolving my patient’s gut issues that is tailored to the unique needs. I’ve partnered with 1,000’s of patients to learn about their medical history, lifestyle, social life and curated personalized gut nutrition and healing plans that has resulted in:
- Less or no bloating
- Normal and healthy bowl movements
- Mental clarity
- 10+ pound weight loss
- Increased energy
My patients call me the Gut Goddess. My devotion to good health is the basis and primary focus of my practice. I am versed in correct implementation of all the therapeutic, special diets and lifestyle plans for a variety of conditions. Specialized laboratory diagnosis are often used as part of an overall approach to identifying the correct approach for each individual. I am experienced in supporting many chronic conditions, and draw on various therapeutic and special diets.
THE GUT GODDESS APPROACH
ALL ROADS LEAD TO THE GUT! HEAL YOUR GUT, HEAL YOUR BODY!
How It Works
During the intake, we’ll review your past medical history and any previous lab tests, so we can assess symptoms or anything your doctor might have missed. Next, we’ll determine the need for additional lab tests to help pinpoint the real reasons for your digestive drama and to understand your current hormone and stress levels.
Then, we’ll determine the right nutrition plan for you and give you everything you need to be successful.
After that, we’ll prioritize our treatment approach for immediate symptom relief – utilizing a variety of healing protocols, and supplements. During this process, we also will adjust your treatment schedule based on sensitivity and how receptive you are to treatments.
The next three steps focus on restoring and optimizing gut function, starting with pathogens & stealth infections that are often at the root of gut dysbiosis.
Next, we focus on repairing the gut lining to reestablish intestinal integrity so we can lower inflammation and undo the damage caused by things like a leaky gut.
The last step in the Gut Reset phase is dedicated to replenishing the microbiome to properly digest food, and improve nutrient absorption as well as neurotransmitter production important for a balanced mood.
Once we make headway with rebooting your gut health, we’ll turn our attention to rebalancing your nervous system, hormones, and cellular health.
Specifically, we’ll strengthen the parasympathetic tone to help you shift from “flight or flight” to “rest and digest” mode – while dialing down inflammatory signals and enhancing mood and focus.
In the hormone rebalancing step, we provide thyroid and adrenal support to restore energy and improve metabolism. We also cover blood sugar balance and address possible insulin resistance that can keep you from losing weight and feeling energized.
The final step of our Gut Health Roadmap focuses on detox and cellular balance – helping you reduce your body’s toxic burden, avoid toxins in the first place, and replenish your cellular machinery for an energized life.
“Hello Pamela, I want to thank you for meeting with me today and spending your time, energy, expertise, skill and thoughts toward helping me. I am very pleased with the appointment and how informative and practical it was. I look forward to working with you and I appreciate you!”
Happy Patient, Debbie W.
“Pamela is a wise and compassionate practitioner, who encouraged me every step of the way. She sought out the reason for my obesity instead of just assuming that I consumed too much “junk food.”
Happy Patient, Melanie M.
“Pamela, you are great at what you do! I lost nine pounds in about a month period. Now I’m at my optimal weight and ready to ride. You’re worth every cent. I could have spent more money on diet books and still not had a clue. You took all the guesswork out of it.”
Happy Patient, George A.
Frequently Asked Questions
Scheduling & Visits
What is your scheduling and cancellation policy?
There is a 48-hour cancellation policy for all appointments. Canceling within 48 hours will result in a charge of 50% of the office visit fee to the credit card on file. This is to encourage our patients to take their appointments as seriously as we do.
No-shows: If you do not show up to a phone, video/telemedicine or in person appointment without notifying the specific person you have an appointment with either via email or by changing the appointment using the online scheduling tool on the patient portal, you will be charged the full visit charge to the card on file.
How do I send my current test results to you before my appointment?
Upload your test results in a PDF format into the Documents folder in your patient portal. Do not upload screenshots.
What do I expect before my in-person-appointment?
- Complete the intake and consent form which will be available in your patient portal. Complete 48 hrs prior to appointment.
- Bring or upload any previous labs for your first appointment.
- Bring any supplements or medication with you.
- Discontinue taking supplements 3 days prior to your appointment. Do not stop medications.
What do I expect during my in-person-appointment?
How it works
What do I expect after my in-person-appointment?
- Schedule your follow up and all imaging/lab appointments as necessary.
- Follow your treatment plan and recommendations.
- Contact the office with any questions or concerns you may have, we are here to help
What do I expect before my Telehealth appointment?
- Complete consent and intake forms in your pateint portal 48 hours prior to your appointment.
- Upload any previous lab work into your Documents foldr in your patient portal.
- Add any allergies, medications and supplements that you are currently taking in your Medications and Supplements Folder.
- Double check appointment time and adjust according to your time zone. (if out of California, PST).
- You will receive your zoom login URL in your Messages folder.
What do I expect during my Telehealth appointment?
- Be sure to have a good internet connection.
- Log in 5 minutes early and wait in the waiting room.
- Link to How it works.
What do I expect after my Telehealth appointment?
- Schedule any follow up appointments, Lab testing and diagnostic procedures as recommended.
- Contact the office with any questions you may have, we are here to help.
Are supplements and labs included in the program?
Supplements and lab testing will be additional costs. The supplement protocols are personalized for your individual need and based on your lab test results and there is no way for us to know beforehand what you will need for your protocol. And, many of our patients continue with some core maintenance supplements on an ongoing basis.
Lab testing it’s not included because some people do not need to retest and others only need to retest certain markers. This actually saves you money.
What does the program cost?
We offer personalized care and protocols so you pay for just what you need, and nothing that you don’t. Your first appointment is a comprehensive wellness evaluation and the cost is $350. Follow-up appointments are $189. If it is determined that it is a good fit for you, we have treatment packages Available. These include a group of prepaid appointments at a discount, a 10% discount on supplements, additional support from your practitioner and staff.
Conventional insurance-based medicine is built around the concept of labeling you with a reimbursable diagnostic code (diagnosis) and then finding the medications or a procedure to match.
Why are Functional Medicine practices and testing not covered by insurance?
A functional medicine model of care works to address the root cause of imbalances/disease (DIS-EASE), considering the connection of all the various body systems, as well as the mind, lifestyle, and diet. The core of functional medicine is finding the what and the why, therefore simply operating in a diagnosis to medication model doesn’t fit with insurance-based practices.
In addition, if your practitioner is spending enough time with you (both in-person and afterward researching your unique case) to get to the root of your issue, using advanced testing that takes more time and knowledge to interpret, and then personalizing your treatment plan to include natural therapies and a customized diet plan, then it’s not covered by insurance.
This can be a good thing because this offers advanced testing and personalized care.
Yes, functional lab testing is an investment, but not an expense. Working to transform your lifestyle and health will continue to reward you over your lifetime and give you back more time and energy (and often money) in the long run.
Insurance and Billing
- We do not take insurance. We do take HSA and Flex Spending.
- Some of the labs we use do take insurance.
- All payments are due at the time of service.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, credit cards, HSA, Flex Spending