We offer individual and group nutrition consultations in the following areas:
Assessment: During your assessment we will complete a comprehensive evaluation of your health concerns and goals.
Initial meeting (60 – 90 minutes): during this time, we discuss our findings from the assessment, your diet, social, and medical history. We discuss your past health and diet efforts – what worked and what failed. We ask about your favorite and least favorite foods in an attempt to design an enjoyable plan. We do provide education based on your underlying medical condition and/or goals, plan a menu and set up measurable and specific goals for you to focus on until you return.
During this session, we aim to set short-term and long-term goals to capitalize on the success of your past efforts and ensure that we have a winning plan for our work together.
First follow-up: at Alabama Holistic Health, we do not recommend “one-size-fits-all” “packages” as each person is unique and you need to be learning something during each visit.
The practitioner determines the frequency and duration of the follow-up appointments during your session. Most people prefer to come in every two weeks for 45 – 55 minutes for consults and weekly “Happy Hours” on Monday for the first 6 weeks for stress management and detoxification. Our pain clients usually come in two times each week for the first couple weeks for pain management.
During consults, we review your progress, questions, and obstacles.
For patients with high cholesterol, we may spend a session on high-fiber meals and snack ideas. For those with hypertension, flavoring food without salt/cutting out sugar or adding more potassium to the meals and snacks. Those with pain issues we will discuss inflammatory foods. As time goes on, the plans become more individualized potentially adding exercise, sleep and stress management goals to the mix.
We provide you with tips and tricks on how to stay healthy while grocery shopping. From deciphering the food labels to deciding which foods to purchase organic, we answer any and all of your questions during this hands-on hour.
We help you re-organize your pantry so it’s full of healthy and delicious treats!