Health is not just one single aspect of a person, but rather it’s the unique combination of internal manifestations (genetics, hormones, etc.) and external environment or actions (sleep, nutrition, and stress). Creating an optimal state of health and balance is about way more than treating symptoms; it requires a lasting, whole-body approach.

The INSIGHT Method℠ provides a holistic, whole-person view of health that aims to help you discover the behaviors, predispositions, and beliefs that influence your state of being:

IN — Intentional Nutrition: The basis of our nutrition philosophy that combines functional nutrition and intuitive eating concepts, it’s how we think of food as the catalyst for wellness. With the foundation of functional medicine in mind, we often hear the term “functional nutrition” as it relates to health. The INSIGHT Method℠ takes this a step further, giving clients a more proactive and mindful role in addressing nutrient imbalance to find the right whole food and (selective) supplements.

S — Sleep: Research shows that sleep is one of the biggest contributors to our overall well being. Here, we look at clients’ overall sleep habits: quality and duration, ability to fall and stay asleep, bed and wake times, general sleep patterns, device usage and habits, blue light exposure, circadian rhythms, sun exposure, sleep conditions, etc.

I — Inflammation & Biotransformation: Additional major contributors to chronic health conditions are inflammation and appropriate function of biotransformation processes. To address, we pinpoint the root causes such as oxidative stress, common contributors (like diet, environmental exposure, gut health, and obesity), and the phases of biotransformation.

G — Gut health: Going hand-in-hand with inflammation is an aspect of wellbeing that many overlook. Yet, the state of our microbiome can impact everything from our mood to immune response. Here, we look at reducing dysbiosis and creating bacterial gut balance. Some of the aspects to consider are intestinal permeability, bowel patterns and habits, diet, stress, endotoxemia, bacteria overgrowth or infection, and hormones.

H — Hormonal balance: Speaking of hormones, they’re also a foundational component of our overall wellbeing. When hormones are imbalanced, many chronic conditions can arise. Through this whole-body approach, we will consider metabolic hormones (ex: insulin), adrenal hormones (ex: cortisol, aldosterone), reproductive and gonadal hormones (ex: estrogen, progesterone, testosterone), neurotransmitters (ex: serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin), and neurosteroids (ex: allopregnanolone).

T — The Framework℠: A 7-step structure designed to progressively support and empower you as you move through behavior change and challenges to find your personal sense of optimal health, balance and harmony.