Jennifer Caryn Brand Nutrition

Jennifer Brand, MPH, MS, Clinical Nutritionist

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AllieFitFoodie Services

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Since we will be working closely together, there are some important points to understand:

  • There is no one size fits all approach. If you're here interested in working with me, you likely already know this and have experienced failed attempts to improve your health. You've tried all sorts of things that have worked for people you know, your favorite celebrity, even maybe yourself however only briefly. The interventions that will help you take into account your individuality, and ours will be customized to your needs. This is where most programs fall short. They are standard protocols that do not take you into account and this is why you don't get the results you long for.
  • We will have some trial and error as we work to determine your specific needs, so a little patience goes a long way. It's likely taken years for your health problems to get to this point. They won't resolve overnight, but they can and will improve over time. My clients typically start to see results within a few months.
  • Commitment to and compliance with the process are important. Without commitment and compliance, our interventions will not work. Know that we are a team. We may try strategies that are new to you, and this can seem scary. Change is. I will be there every step of the way to guide you through it. Keep in mind that there will be some non-negotiable changes to make, and I'll be asking you to commit and comply with them. This is necessary if you want to see results. 
  • Not feeling well is difficult, and we are allowed to laugh, and have fun. Know that with me, no subject is taboo, nor is it beyond a little lightheartedness.
  • I honor, appreciate and respect your sharing intimate details about yourself with me in order to help you reach your goals. I take this responsibility seriously.
  • Know that I am someone who will challenge the way you’ve looked at your health in the past, and together, we can get to the bottom of your health problems. 

During our 30 minute session, we’ll discuss:

  • What’s worked for you and what hasn't.
  • Identify missed opportunities that hold important clues as to the root cause of your problems.
  • Get a clear picture of what's important to you, your lifestyle, and your goals so that the path ahead is in line with these factors.
  • What an effective action plan may look like based on your health history, and other important pieces of the puzzle, should we decide to work together on a deeper level.

What else you should know:

  • Often this will be more about biochemistry than food. That's because I am a clinical nutritionist, not simply a nutritionist. This makes what we do different because rather than just making sure you are eating right (and if you are here, you've likely already tried every healthy diet and diet tip out there, and haven't gotten better), we need to make sure your body can digest, absorb and use nutrients from the foods you eat. Your diet may be stellar, but if your body can't use those nutrients, your perfect diet doesn't matter much, and won't help you feel better. 
  • We will review your conventional labs, ask your physician for additional ones as needed so that we can get as complete a picture as possible of your biochemistry, and use these labs as best we can to guide our path to improving your health. However, conventional labs only show us if we are in range compared to the average, and the average can be far from heathy. Conventional labs do not give us a picture of what's optimum. This is why your labs may look normal, but you still don't feel well and have symptoms. It is because of this that I will recommend functional testing. Functional testing allows us to identify opportunities that will help you feel better, and it is an out of pocket expense, not included in my services. Reading, interpreting, and using the functional lab results to customize a plan for you is part of what I do, and that is included in my pricing. 
  • Nutrient supplementation can be a key factor for improving overall metabolic function, and therefore it can positively impact the issues you are experiencing. Often, due to long standing deficiency and imbalances, the addition of supplemental nutrients can help restore metabolic processes to their optimal state, and I will recommend ones specific for your needs. Supplements are not included in my pricing, and are an out of pocket expense. 

Before we meet, there are some important points to consider:

  • I have you fill out an intake questionnaire prior to our consultation, and that questionnaire is below. It helps me assess your readiness to dive into the process, and allows me to come to our session with enough information to provide you with initial ideas of where we may begin on our journey to meeting your health goals.
  • A 30 minute consultation is $75. Once you complete the questionnaire, and pay the consultation fee via the PayPal link below, I will review your intake information and contact you within 72 hours to schedule our session. 
  • I do not take insurance. I have a variety of sessions and packages that will be tailored to your specific needs, so together we can determine the best way to move forward with your unique case.
  • Sessions are virtual, and we can talk via phone or use a video option such as Skype, FaceTime, or Zoom Meeting per your preference. 
  • Are we a fit to work together? Make sure to read my about page so you understand my philosophy before you fill out the form and pay the consultation fee because any fees paid for consultations and/or sessions are nonrefundable. If you have questions please contact me first for clarification. 

I'm waiting to hear from you!

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Thank you for taking the time to fill out the intake questionnaire. Please pay the $75 consultation fee via the link below. Upon receipt of payment, I'll get to work reviewing your forms, and contact you to schedule our session!

I'm looking forward to talking to you!

Jennifer

Clinical Nutritionist