Maintenance Programs

Virtual Telemedicine Consultations with Dr. Alice

 Many people do not have access to a naturopathic doctor or an integrative practitioner so these FaceTime consultations are way for help people receive holistic wellness care from anywhere in the world. 

Virtual consults will be done through facetime using an app called Zoom. Dr. Alice will send you a link through Zoom a few minutes before your appointment that you will click on to begin your consultation.  Please download the app on your phone or computer ahead of time.  Here’s the website: https://zoom.us 

The beauty of the virtual telemedicine consultation is that you get to talk with a doctor from the comfort of your own home!  No driving anywhere. Making the process of optimizing your health even easier than ever!  Many people do not have access to a naturopathic doctor or an integrative practitioner so these facetime consultations are way for help people receive holistic wellness care from anywhere in the world.

During this time, she will go over your intake paperwork, discuss your health goals, take your health history, find out about your diet, stress levels, use of tobacco and alcohol, and other lifestyle factors. She will also go over the medications and supplements that you take. Dr. Alice takes the time to get to know you in order to gather information, find the root cause(s) of your conditions, and teach you how to manage your condition and improve your health. This is a safe, nonjudgmental space and your willingness to be fully open and honest during your visit is very important. The more honest you can be, the better Dr. Alice can help you.

Dr. Alice will work with you to set up a customized health management strategy with a personalized nutrition and lifestyle plan.  Other components she may incorporate include:

Specialty Lab Testing

Dr. Alice may order certain labs for you based on what you discuss in your initial virtual consultation. She will have the kit shipped right to your home.  Once the results come in, she will go over it with you during your follow-up consult and discuss the next steps to optimizing your health. See below for the types of tests Dr. Alice may order. 

Stress Management

Dr. Alice offers a wide array of tools to help you cope with the stresses in your life. Stress is a major component of nearly everyone’s life, but it is often disregarded or not handled as well as it could be. Numerous studies have shown that prolonged stress can have a negative impact on person’s physical health and mental and emotional wellbeing. Signs can include, but are not limited to: fatigue, depression, anxiety, pain, decreased immune function, high blood pressure, and insomnia. Perhaps we cannot always change the stressors that come up in our lives, but we CAN change the way we respond to stress. There IS a different way you can live, let her show you how.
We can also evaluate your adrenal function with various screening exams. As well as test your cortisol levels to assess how optimal your adrenal glands are functioning. 

Biofeedback

Biofeedback is the process of becoming aware of our physiological (aka biological) responses and learning how to regulate these processes (such as breathing and heartrate) through the use of machines or people who offer feedback about those responses. Once we learn to regulate these, we can generalize it to our whole life to where it can impact our mood and autonomic nervous system. The autonomic nervous system involves your sympathetic (fight or flight; stress response) and parasympathetic nervous systems (rest and digest; relaxation). Balancing our autonomic nervous system will allow us to better cope with the many stressors of daily living and ultimately improve our health and immune function. There are many various modalities within biofeedback, but I primarily focus on breathwork and meditation to help with emotional, spiritual, mental, and physical wellbeing. 

Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is somewhat of a blend between counseling and meditation; I will put you into a relaxed (or trance) state and converse with you over your areas of concern, as well as guiding you in visualizations. This approach is called neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). It involves accessing the subconscious mind to help your healing process. Useful for smoking cessation, weight loss, stress management, confidence and motivation, relationship issues, performance, anxiety, inner conflict, personal growth and change. There are many other uses also.

In a hypnotherapy session, you will be in control the whole time. You will be aware of what is said and done during the session and continue to remember it afterwards. Anyone is able to be put in a trance state. The level or depth of the trance varies from person to person, but usually it becomes easier to go deeper into trance after the first few sessions. 

It is safe and powerful tool in working towards mental and emotional wellbeing.

Wellness Counseling and Coaching
Dr. Alice understands that one of the main reasons people have a hard time losing weight or end up regaining the weight they lost is because of a lack of structure, accountability, motivation, and confidence. Getting regular coaching is a way to stay on track with your health goals and create a life you love. A life where you feel happy, empowered, and fulfilled.
Supplements

Dr. Alice will provide you with a customized supplement regimen to maximize your wellbeing.  All supplements can be ordered through her online dispensary. The online dispensary is a safe and convenient way for patients to purchase supplements and other natural health products. Ordering is simple, and the products will be shipped directly to your home or work within a few days.  Free shipping on all orders over $50. 

You can also access your personalized prescriptions and dosage instructions given by Dr. Alice for the products that have been recommended for you. But anyone is welcome to shop across the entire product catalog*.

*Please acknowledge that you should consult a doctor before taking certain supplements or products. Shop at your own discretion. We are not liable for any reactions to supplements purchased without a doctor’s recommendation. A patient should schedule a naturopathic medical consult if he or she wants appropriate guidance on supplemental support. 

Purchase products through our Fullscript virtual dispensary.

While sometimes comprehensive treatment regimens take time (especially in chronic conditions that developed over many years), she will usually get you started on a plan to get you feeling better right away.

If necessary, Dr. Alice will refer you to other health-care practitioners.

Specialty Lab Testing 

Dr. Alice may order certain labs for you based on what you discuss in your initial virtual consultation. She will have the kit shipped right to your home.  Once the results come in, she will go over it with you during your follow-up consult and discuss the next steps to optimizing your health.

Some labs she may order

Food Allergy and/or Sensitivity Testing

If you are experiencing any digestive issues or seem to be sensitive or reactive to certain foods, we can help! Dr. Alice can help you with the elimination/challenge diet, as well as offer support and guidance on the process. In addition, we can order a blood test that can check for possible food allergies or sensitivities. This test will check for IgG antibodies for 96 or 184 different general foods. IgG reactions can occur later in life and are generally more chronic long term reactions that are not typically life threatening, but can still cause great distress or discomfort on the body in various ways such as bloating, gas, skin issues, migraines, etc. IgG reactions can also be delayed reactions that make it more difficult to figure out which food a person may be reacting to, whereas IgE reactions tend to be more immediate. IgE reactions are the life threatening anaphylactic reactions, that typically are present from birth/childhood and require immediate treatment with an epic pen. See test below for a comprehensive allergy panel that includes both IgG and IgE testing.

Price: $99 for 96 different foods, $184 for 184 different foods

Intestinal Permeability (Leaky Gut) Testing

Intestinal Permeability Assessment is a powerful noninvasive gastrointestinal test assessment of small intestinal absorption and barrier function in the bowel measured in the urine. The small intestine uniquely functions as a digestive/absorptive organ for nutrients as well as a powerful immune and mechanical barrier against excessive absorption of bacteria, food antigens, and other macromolecules. Both malabsorption and increased intestinal permeability (“leaky gut”) are associated with chronic gastrointestinal imbalances as well as many systemic disorders. 

Price: $60

Gastrointestinal Health Panel

Maintaining a healthy GI system is essential to your overall health. GI infections and inflammation can lead to a wide range of abdominal symptoms and decrease the body’s ability to absorb nutrients. Commonly thought to only be found in developing countries, parasites are a cause of GI symptoms in millions people in the United States as well. These are non-invasive screens of the GI system and its function. 
GI Effects assesses three critical areas of gut health: digestive function, gut inflammation, and the gut microbiome—areas affecting not only GI health, but overall health as well. For patients with symptoms that may have gastrointestinal dysfunction as their root cause, comprehensive stool diagnostics provide an effective tool for gaining clinical insight into next steps.

Price: $379

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) Testing

SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) is a condition in which abnormally large numbers of bacteria – the types that are normally found in the large intestine – are present in the small intestine. When not functioning properly, the migrating motor complex (MMC) fails to effectively sweep intestinal contents into the colon during periods of fasting. Once in the small intestine these bacteria proliferate and feed off carbohydrates from food, creating fermentation gases, specifically methane and hydrogen.
It can be a cause of many health problems, including diarrhea, abdominal pain, and protein/fat malabsorption. In recent years, there has been renewed interest in SIBO since it has now been implicated in the pathophysiology of certain diseases previously not classically associated with overgrowth. The World Journal of Gastroenterology claims a definitive association between irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and SIBO, suggesting that SIBO be excluded before diagnosing a patient with IBS. This a Non-invasive breath collection which involves a lactulose challenge to detect bacterial overgrowth in the distal small intestine. The 3-hour collection method reveals SIBO in patients with slow transit times.

Price: $149

Candida Testing

Candida overgrowth is the most common cause of systemic fungal infection and accounts for 80% of all major systemic fungal infections. Symptoms may be attributed to food sensitivity because the invasive fungi can increase rapidly in number and permeate the digestive tract. Diets high in simple carbohydrates have been found to increase rates of oral candidiasis. Mild, chronic and polysystemic candidiasis can be positively diagnosed by the determination of high serum levels of IgG, IgA and IgM antibodies against Candida antigens. Immune complexes are clusters of interlocking antigens and antibodies. Normally, immune complexes are rapidly removed from the bloodstream. Sometimes, however, they continue to circulate, and eventually become trapped in the tissues of the kidneys, the lungs, skin, joints, or blood vessels. There they set off reactions with complement that lead to inflammation and tissue damage.
Test results include an interpretation and positive results are accompanied by The Candida Diet.
Comprehensive Panel: Candida Immunoglobulin’s IgG, IgA, IgM, Candida Immune Complex, Candida Profile
As with all laboratory tests, results should be assessed by your healthcare provider in light of the patient’s full medical history.

Price: $100

Adrenal Stress Index Panel

This a non-invasive way to help evaluate the effects of stress on your body. It includes 10 tests for six different hormones and immune markers that may be affected by chronic stress or other conditions. It can provide useful information if you have one of the following issues: Chronic stress and stress-related, health problems, fatigue, muscle and joint pain or weakness, blood sugar dysregulation, insomnia, poor memory, irritability or mood swings, changes in skin integrity, easy bruising or excessive stretch marks, frequent or chronic infections, hypertension, increased waist-to-hip ratio or abdominal obesity, anxiety or depression. Four saliva samples are used to assess the following: cortisol (helps evaluate the stress response), insulin (helps investigate blood sugar control), DHEA/DHEA-S (helps determine degree to which other hormones may be affected by cortisol changes), Secretory IgA (helps evaluate the toll of stress on immunity), 17-OH progesterone (helps determine underlying causes of abnormal cortisol levels), gluten antibodies (helps identify immune response to gluten).

Price: $150

Hormone Testing

Hormonal imbalances can led to PMS symptoms, migraines, irregular menses, fertility issues, and more. Whether you are a male, cycling female, peri-menopausal, menopausal, or post-menopausal, finding out more information on your hormone levels can help us figure out the best approach to treating your conditions. This is a non-invasive saliva test.

Price: $325 (Cycling Female), $130 (Post Menopause), $140 (Male)

Micronutrient Testing for Nutritional Deficiency

There is overwhelming evidence confirming that nutrient deficiencies have been shown to suppress immune function contributing to chronic disease process including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis and Alzheimer’s. SpectraCell’s Micronutrient test provides the most comprehensive nutritional analysis available by measuring functional deficiencies at the cellular level. It is an assessment of how well the body utilizes 33 vitamins, minerals, amino/fatty acids, antioxidants, and metabolites, while conveying the body’s need for these micronutrients that enable the body to produce enzymes, hormones, and other substances essential for proper growth, development, and good health. This test provides the basis of a personalized, functional approach in addressing a broad variety of clinical conditions. 

Price: $390

Heavy Metal Testing - Hair Analysis

There are a number of elements that are toxic to the human body at high doses which can interfere with its functioning and undermine health—such as mercury, lead, cadmium, aluminum, and arsenic. These toxic metals have no known physiological functions. They can be toxic to organ systems and may disrupt the balance of essential nutrients. Toxic metals and essential element status can be assessed in urine, blood, feces and hair. Hair Elements analysis provides information regarding recent and ongoing exposure to potentially toxic metals, especially methylmercury and arsenic, and time-averaged status of specific nutrient elements. This noninvasive screening test requires only .25 grams of hair. Doctor’s Data offers a Hair Elements profile containing essential and toxic elements and a Hair Toxic Element Exposure profile containing an expanded lineup of toxic metals.
This test is useful for evaluating: toxic element exposure, excessive fish consumption, alopecia, depression, fatigue, malabsorption, hypertension, impaired glucose tolerance, kidney function, Parkinson’s-like symptoms, sexual impotence or decreased testosterone production, and vision problems.
Toxic elements may be 200 to 300 times more highly concentrated in hair than in blood or urine. Therefore, hair is the tissue of choice for detection of recent exposure to elements such as arsenic, aluminum, cadmium, lead, antimony and mercury. The CDC acknowledges the value of hair mercury levels as a maternal and infant marker for exposure to neurotoxic methylmercury from fish.

Price: $60 for standard profile, $120 for expanded profile