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Consultations

One-to-One with Dana James

The one-to-ones go deep into the etiology of your seemingly disparate symptoms, be it physical, emotional or behavioral. The consultations are a blend of nutrition, functional medicine, therapy, spirituality and intuition. The consultations are completely tailored to you for the fastest results. For more on my approach, please see Philosophy.

NYC  I consult in NYC during the first and third week of the month. Currently, I only have the capacity to take on one new NYC-based client per week, but please email amanda@foodcoachnyc.com for availability as we do get cancellations.

How can I jump the waitlist?

  • Join my group programs and you’ll be grandfathered in
  • See my incredibly talented functional medicine nutritionist – Alexandria DeVito
  • Skip the one-to-ones and go straight to a private intensive program
  • Purchase a food sensitivity test and I’ll review the results with you

Los Angeles – I consult in LA during the second and last week of the month. Email amanda@foodcoachnyc.com for availability.

Outside NYC and LA –  Email amanda@foodcoachnyc.com to set-up a Skype consultation.


Testing

As a functional medicine practice, we may use a multitude of tests to ascertain why you’re experiencing your symptoms. These tests are not diagnostic (i.e not what your doctor runs). Instead, they look at the how well (or impaired) metabolic processes are functioning within your body.

Our three most common tests are:

Food sensitivity test: This looks for an up-regulated immune response to specific foods. Many symptoms are exacerbated by hidden food sensitivities – joint pain, depression, food cravings, IBS, headaches, weight gain, fatigue and hypothyroidism. I’ve written extensively about this, so please see my blog for further information.

This is the only test that can be purchased without being a client of the Food Coach. Click here to purchase.

GI Effects test:  The most comprehensive test available for digestive disorders. It looks for parasites, yeast and bacteria that could be causing digestive distress. It also assesses your good microflora as well as how well you are digesting and absorbing your nutrients. As your gut microflora influences your digestion, mood, weight and energy, I use this test extensively.

I’ve written two articles on this that you might find helpful. “Is your gut bacteria making you fat?” and “Seven reasons to take a probiotic beyond digestive health.

Adrenal and neurotransmitter test: Stressed, anxious, depressed, fatigued and can’t lose weight? We might run an adrenal and neurotransmitter test to determine if cortisol, adrenaline, serotonin, dopamine, and gaba are out of balance. Based on these results we’ll create a program to rebalance these levels and nourish your adrenals.

Click here for a case study on depression and use of this test.

Other tests include: Genomic detoxification markers, Energy essentials, Toxic metals, Small intestine bacterial overgrowth, Thyroid panel, and Pesticides profile.

Please note: some of these tests are unavailable in NY state.


Private Intensives – For Women

“It takes courage to endure the sharp pains of self discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives.” – Marianne Williamson

The private intensive program is designed to bring out this beautiful, magnetic woman who lives a richly fulfilled life with ease and grace. The program goes deep. It cracks you open, and siphons off the thoughts that keep you tangled and muted. Expect tears…but that’s getting to your truth and that ignites transformation.

If you’re ready for a truly liberated life and would like to move through this with me, I invite you to explore this offering. I only take five women per year.

Eat Right for Your Archetype (6 months) – next program February 2017.