- What is the difference between a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) and a Registered Dietitian or Nutritionist?
Nutritional Therapy Practitioners are unique in three main ways:
First, we use Functional Evaluation (see below) and Lingual-Neuro Testing (LNT) bio-feedback method as a part of nutritional therapy assessment. Your Body’s Innate Intelligence guides us towards your radiant health.
Second, we focus on your Bio-individual Foundations such as Digestion, Blood Sugar Balance, Fatty Acid Balance, Mineral Balance, and Hydration, which together with Functional Evaluation lead toward your vibrant health.
Third, we mainly work with properly-prepared, nutrient-dense whole foods and/or whole foods supplements. We analyze, assess, and recommend foods and/or whole foods supplements based on your Bio-individuality and your unique needs. We believe in the healing power of whole foods and your body’s Innate Intelligence and ability to heal. NTPs do not count calories, weigh food, recommend processed food or believe in “dieting”.
Registered Dietitians, Nutritionists, and other dietitians on the other hand recommend diets, counting calories, weighing foods and focus on governmental guidelines that recommend processed foods.
- What is your specialty?
I focus mainly on diet, digestion, blood sugar issues, fatty acid issues, mineral imbalances and hydration.
- What is your background?
I am a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) and have studied nutrition for a number of years. You can read more about my background on the “Meet Anna“ page.
- Who are your clients?
Women, men, children
- What services do you offer?
Initial Interview – your major health concerns, dietary and lifestyle habits, ancestral and family health history, etc.
Food Journal Analysis and Recommendations
Nutritional Assessment Questionnaire (c-NAQ)/Symptom Burden Graph Analysis
Functional Evaluation/Lingual-Neuro Testing (optional)
Shopping Tour for a Smart Consumer
The Big Plan/Nutritional Recommendations
These sessions are offered as a Wellness Plan. Depending on your needs, we will decide what works best for you. You also get an awesome cookbook that contains lots of recipes, cooking tips and resources as a part of the plan.
- What is the Functional Evaluation (FE) and Lingual-Neuro Testing Technique (LNT)?
Functional Evaluation is a thorough process where we find out if your body is deficient and/or out of balance regarding certain nutrients based on your Foundational Health. Through this technique, including Lingual-Neuro Testing (LNT), we will find out what food(s)/and or supplement/s help your body to be in a state of balance and sufficiency. During Functional Evaluation I also measure your pulse, take your blood pressure, etc. You are unique and this process is very Bio-individual. Your Body’s Innate Intelligence guides us towards your optimal health. It is recommended that you wear loose, comfortable clothes for this part of consultation. Smoking, eating, drinking, brushing teeth is not allowed 30 minutes before a session. You are allowed to drink pure water only.
- Do I have to do the Functional Evaluation if I do not feel comfortable with it?
You do not have to. Nevertheless, Functional Evaluation is a tool that helps to “speed up” your healing process. During FE/LNT your body will tell us what it needs.
- Do you use supplements in your practice?
Yes, I work with a high-quality, whole food supplement line, which is FDA approved. The company complies with pharmaceutical standards, yet does not use any synthetic ingredients, additives, pesticides, herbicides or artificial ingredients. Many commercial supplement lines that you get in the health food stores do not have to comply with the FDA regulation. The supplements are used as a crutch in the beginning of the healing process but can be also used for maintenance depending on your needs. My main focus is a properly prepared, nutrient-dense whole foods diet and digestion.
- What should I expect from my first consultation?
You talk, I listen. I will need to know your major health concerns, your ancestral heritage, your family history, your dietary and lifestyle habits, etc. The first consultation is always 90 minutes long in order to determine the future steps and how I can help you.
- Is there anything needed before my consultation/s?
Before each consultation there is a certain amount of paperwork to fill out, whether it be a Confidential Health Questionnaire, a Food Journal (FJ) or a Nutritional Assessment Questionnaire (NAQ). Depending on your needs, certain forms need to be filled out two or three times. The Confidential Health Questionnaire is filled out only once.
If Functional Evaluation is going to be part of your health plan – you should not drink, eat, smoke, or brush your teeth at least 30 minutes before the session. Drink only pure water. You should also wear loose, comfortable clothes.
- What should I expect from my next consultation/s?
We will measure and monitor your progress. We will discuss the next plan of action at each consultation. You always go home with some type of “assignment” and tons of support (handouts, resources, book recommendations, etc.).
- How do I schedule my consultation/s?
Call Anna at 860-305-5888.
If I do not pick up, I am likely busy with a client or attending a seminar. Please leave me a message with your Name and Phone Number and I will get back to you ASAP.
- What are your hours of operation?
You can call me Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Where is your office located?
I travel to your home or can meet you at a neutral location depending on mutual agreement. I also offer phone/email/Skype consultations for long-distance clients.
- Do you charge for your travel?
Only for distances greater than 15 miles from my home.
- What areas do you cover?
The Greater Hartford, Connecticut area (Vernon, Ellington, Somers, Tolland, Manchester, Bolton, Coventry, Willimantic, South Windsor, Windsor, Glastonbury, East Hartford, etc.). Distance consultations are done by phone/email/Skype.
- How do I pay for my consultation/s?
I accept: Cash, Checks, PayPal, and Google Wallet.
- Do you accept insurance?
No, I do not. Nevertheless, my services are for preventative measures. America is in a major health crisis and Nutritional Therapy can assist in the healing process.
- What other services do you offer?
Pet Nutritional Counseling – I help clients with their pet’s nutritional needs
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