Is Functional Nutrition Counseling for Me?

It’s a great question… and one I get all the time!  It’s also one of the reasons I invite you to schedule a free discovery call with me.  I am happy to share 15 minutes with you, learn about your health challenges and goals and talk about how functional nutrition counseling or other holistic health services may benefit you.

You are unique.


Everything that’s happened in your life has shaped you and shaped your health. 


You deserve strategies and solutions that honor your life’s fingerprint.


You deserve customized plans with simple action steps that fit into your life and align with your goals and objectives.


You deserve a practitioner who is dedicated to assessing, educating and empowering you.  


I’ve spent years training with the best in the world to develop and use the tools and frameworks that allow me to support your healing


I look forward to talking with you. ~ Sarah

Let’s recognize that your history and your insides are as unique as your fingerprint.

Let’s explore what’s true for YOU, so you can finally feel better-even when nothing else has worked.

Let’s use the best tools and frameworks to help you no matter where you are on your journey.

My approach:

I use the teachings from Functional Medicine, Integrative Nutrition, Aromatherapy, Laughter Yoga and Reiki and customize them for functional nutrition, holistic health, and lifestyle counseling. This unique approach allows me to uncover the sources of your suffering and create a customized nutrition and lifestyle solution for you.

The work stems from three foundational truths:

1. You are unique.

Your physiology and your symptoms are the way they are today because of myriad factors which are singular to you.

  • You do not fit into a formula.
  • You are not a statistic.
  • You are an individual with a particular history, body, and lifestyle.
  • You also have goals and dreams that are unique to you.

We work with all of these factors to create a custom-made plan for you.


2. You have roots.

There are likely MANY root causes of your current symptoms.  Some may run quite deep.  Our job, in the process together, is to discover, uncover and trace those roots.

If we think of illness like Alzheimer’s researcher Dr. Dale Bredesen did, as “36 holes in the roof” then we can understand that there are going to be

  • some holes that are quick and easy to patch
  • some so small we might neglect them
  • some so high we might need help to reach them
  • some so old that we might think it’s no good but to just put something over them. 

The point is there are many factors to your suffering, and we need to address them all.
No single pill or protocol will help you patch ALL the holes and regain your health… it’s why you are still searching.

We need to find all the holes in your roof and plug as many of them as we’re able.


3. We are partners.

Working with me is different.  My approach is different.  It’s how I know your results will be different.

We work together.

This is a partnership of discovery, exploration, and education.

Your goals, your history, your feelings, and your needs are all important here.

This process is about partnership WITH YOU and FOR YOU and it is my commitment TO YOU.


What makes Sarah's method so successful?

I recognize that you are an individual with unique needs.

Instead of trying to smash your symptoms into a one-size-fits-all formula, I take the time to get to know what is really going on in your body and your life.

The specialized counseling approach and coaching methods I use look at all aspects of your history and your health.

The process gives us a deep, intimate understanding of what makes you, you.

Putting it all together, we are able to create the most effective, dynamic plan to help you meet your goals.


There are four steps in my process:

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#1. Clear

What: I help you remove common allergens and the top inflammatory culprits in your diet and lifestyle. This is called “clearing the muddy waters.”

Why: To help see what’s going on in your body, we take this step to reduce systemic inflammation (because it is the cause of so many symptoms!)

This a “non-negotiable.” Without this step, it’s hard to go to the next level of treatment and care.

#2. Assess

Once those “muddy waters” are clear, we shift and focus on the symptoms that remain. 

What: We compile a thorough history; I get the honor of listening to your story, teasing out pieces of health significance and working to identify triggers and root causes in your past and present life.

Why: Through this process, my aim is also to address any deficiencies that might be getting in the way of your healing. These may be nutrient or lifestyle deficiencies.

#3. Customize

What: We work together to create a custom plan that feels right to you and evolves with your progress and your needs.

Why: Creating a plan without considering your current situation and life demands just doesn’t set us up for success.  Cookie cutter plans don’t cut it here either — if they did, then any old DIY nutrition book or diet would have gotten results by now. 
I’m not saying that everything I suggest is going to be easy, but the goal is to get you where you want and need to be so you can feel better.  

#4. Partner

I’m with you every step of the way! 

What: That means partnering with you and any other providers on your healthcare team that understand the need for a collaborative approach.

Why: Ultimately, I believe that today’s health challenges are best served by practitioners and patients working together.

You don’t have to go through this alone!

Note: My work is most successful with people who are willing to make significant changes in their diet and lifestyle in order to get better. For more information and details, you can read answers to common questions about my counseling approach here.

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