health coaching with
HEATHER RAE, INHC
Health History & Consult
90 min $125
My practice is a collaborative effort with my clients, and it is based on three key principles:
the body and mind are designed to self-heal if given the right tools and information: an unobstructed spine, a balanced autonomic nervous system, a diverse microbiome, nutrients, and gut integrity;
there is no one diet, no one exercise, treatment or supplement that fits all, since everyone is biochemically and genetically unique with an our own birth story, stress, family heritage, lifestyle ... and myriad epi-genetic expressions;
the mind-body-spirit connection, and a bond to the earth and community, is pivotal to health and vitality.
In your first consult we will discuss your health concerns, health history, and life goals. This meeting is an opportunity to explore the root causes of your health conditions from an eye-opening perspective entirely different from that of standard-of-care allopathic (symptoms-based) disease management.
My practice is informed heavily by chiropractic, naturopathic, environmental, genetic, personal, and energetic medicine. Please ask me any questions you may have about those disciplines and functional health coaching!
I will have you fill out an online health symptoms questionnaire which will be loaded into a secure, HIPAA-compliant software created by NutriGenetic Research Institute.
If you are comfortable with me and my approach, and what you believe we can accomplish together, the next step is the personalized wellness coaching program with genetic variant analysis. If you choose not to 'coach' with me you will still receive copies of your lab test reports.
Self-directed Lab Testing
Genetic Nutrition Variant Test: $199
Organic Acid Tests (varied costs)
Great Plains OAT: $299 - $358
Metametrix/Genova Organix: $325 - $380
Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis
Laboratory tests can contribute immensely to our work together. They include the Root Cause Protocol hair mineral and blood tests, a genetic variant test and an organic acids test.
You will order the genetic variant test through me (it is fulfilled by a lab at Rutgers University in New Jersey, USA in coordination with Thermo Fisher Scientific and Nutri-Genetic Research Institute.)
You will order the other tests on your own through one of several online lab test services, such as MyMedLab. There are two labs offering organic acid tests: Metametrix/Genova, and Great Plains Labs.
We are not looking for disease, nor are we addressing disease; instead, we are looking at how well your body functions at the cellular level, unfolding a cutting-edge new world of health data unique to you.
This data indicates how well you are able to use nutrients, and how well you are able to expel wastes from natural metabolism and exogenous influences like plastics in our water and pesticides in our food (to name just two of many).
You will need the results of these two tests to fully participate in the personalized wellness coaching program.
Coaching Program with
Genetic Nutrition Analysis
6 sessions $600
The personalized wellness care program consists of three months of bi-weekly, 50-minute sessions. The objective of the program is to identify the environment and information unique to you, and to help you use that information to make changes in your life to reach the goals set during the health history consult.
During these three months, you will have regular access to me to discuss your progress and pitfalls. My role is sounding board, mentor, teacher, advocate, champion and researcher ... to support you as you make changes in your diet and lifestyle.
I will also work with you as you evaluate the many influences on your overall well-being. Those influences can be relationships, work, physical environment, exercise, and beliefs.
While waiting for testing results, we begin to heal the gut, the integrity of the endothelial lining ("leaky gut") and gut micriobiome diversity.
We will be looking at habits and dig deep into potential underlying root causes of your health concerns, exploring test results, and signs and symptoms questionnaires, and your progress in making changes based on those findings.
Your online questionnaire and the results of the genetic test and the organic acids test will be loaded into a secure, HIPAA-compliant software created by NutriGenetic Research Institute.
The software is a guide to deficiencies in your ability to use nutrients and eliminate toxic waste. It also suggests supplements for deficiencies that contribute to ill-health.
You will receive additional resources based on your individual situation and interest. These resources cover the gamut of the structural, chemical and emotional/spiritual stresses that influence health and well-being ... also called epigenetics! Not everyone in this agrees with everyone else. Oh, the fun!
Structure & Autonomic Nervous System (John Bergman)
AutoImmunity (Aristo Vojdani)
Root Cause Protocol Manual (Morley Robbins)
Magnesium! (Carolyn Dean)
Drugs, Nutritional Depletion & Iatrogenics (Suzy Cohen)
Oxidative Stress, Detoxification & Anti-Inflammation
Dietary Theories (raw vegan to carnivore & everything in between)
Mycotoxins & Mold (Andrew Campbell, Jill Carnahan)
Cell Danger Response (Robert Naviaux)
Mast Cell Activation (Beth O'Hara)
Intermittent Fasting, Autophagy/mTOR
Hydration, Hydrogen, Deuterium & EZ Water
Mental Health/Mood Issues & Nutrition (William Walsh)
Stressors! Emotional, Structural & Chemical (Chas Gant)
Gut Integrity & Microbiota Diversity, Balance (Zach Bush, The Gut Institute)
Developmental Trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences - ACE:
Gabor Mate, Kathy Kain, Stephen Borges
Gut Microbiome, Heavy Metals, Non-Heavy Metals Toxins
Glyphosate, Mycotoxins, Nutritional Markers (NutrEval, SpectraCell)
Food Sensitivities/"Leaky Gut" ... and more
Additional Genomic Resources:
Genetic Lifehacks, SelfDecode, GX Sciences, GeneFood, Nutrition Genome
Self-directed Lab Testing:
MyMedLab, MyMycoLab, Doctor's Data, RequestATest, DHA Laboratory, and others
The Functional Genomic Pyramid
We begin with the foundation: inflammation and oxidative stress, and work up to methylation (MTHFR). Supplementing for MTHFR can backfire if this foundation is not addressed first!
Enzymes (genes), environmental toxins, and beneficial compounds, all play a role in inflammation and oxidative stress. No one element is solely responsible for chronic health conditions.
EpiGenetics: Genes (enzymes) are given the nutritional support they need to function well using dietary changes and personalized blends of vitamins, minerals, botanicals, and adaptogens.