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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 for availability as we do get cancellations.

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

Outside NYC and LA –  Email to set-up a Skype consultation.


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 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: Organic acid test, ION panel, Toxic metals, Small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), Thyroid panel, and Pesticides profile.

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

Six-Week Intensive Program: 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 archetype intensive program is designed to bring out a beautiful, magnetic woman who lives a richly fulfilled life with ease and grace. This 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.

Illumination and Grace (6 weeks) – Next program – TBD. (Recordings of the previous program are available for purchase.)

In this program, we take a deeper dive into the female archetypes to discover how they define us but also derail us. At the root of it, is our fear of not being good enough, so we over-compensate. If we don’t see the warning signs – weight gain, bloating, anxiety, fatigue and mood issues – our physical body gets worse. It carries the burden of an insistent voice that urges you to do more and more. But you can change this. You can reclaim your physical body and mind. And that’s what this program is designed to do.

This is a very interactive program. You will be required to delve into your subconscious mind and you will be partnered with another woman for reflection and support. Every week you will have a small assignment to do. Don’t worry, it won’t take long but it will be enlightening.

The course outline is as follows:

Week One: The Female Archetypes

Discover the four female archetypes and how they can help you resolve physical imbalances such as weight gain, fatigue, thyroid issues, and digestive issues. You will learn how your beliefs and behaviors have shaped your biology and what you can do about it. You’ll start on your archetype’s diet. You will be paired with another woman who matches your archetype as an accountability partner.

Week Two: Food and The Female Architecture

Understand how to eat right for your archetype while adjusting for specific imbalances such as SIBO, Candida, thyroid issues, adrenal fatigue, autoimmune diseases, intense exercise or for a vegan diet. We will cut through the food myths and fears that stop you from progressing.

Week ThreeOvercoming Obstacles

Identify the self-sabotaging voices that take you out of a state of grace and into one of guilt, shame, apathy, and frustration. Understand why you feel the need to reward eat, people-please, discard your intuition and go against your better knowing. The focus will be on food and relationships.

Week Four: Activating the gene code through your beliefs

Your beliefs change your physical body, including your DNA. Fear is passed down generationally but it can be stopped with you. You will learn Dana’s signature nine mins of nourishment to help create the platform for physical, emotional and an energetic change. You will create your penthouse vision and discover how to press the elevator button to rise up from basement to the penthouse.

Week Five: Reprogramming your Childhood Wounds

Dana will solicit five childhood experiences and reinterpret the judgment and shame attached to them. You will learn how your memories are filtered through the lens of emotions and societal judgment and how to alter this. You will learn to humanize the participants that have caused you emotional pain and how to forgive them.

Week Six: Reclaiming your Invincibility

You will apply the last five week’s learnings to rediscover your sovereignty and ability to heal. Dana shows you how to move from black and white thinking into the grey. Black and white thinking is a distorted thought pattern that keeps you separate and fearful. You’ll cultivate your liberated self who feel complete and at peace. You’ll discover your invincibility.