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What’s Cooking at Holistic Nutrition Naturally?

 

Holistic Nutrition Naturally

Dr. Kasia Kines, Nutritionist, CEO and founder of EBV Educational Institute
Virtual clinic serving the US and globally
[email protected]

At Holistic Nutrition Naturally we have moved to a full Functional Nutrition Clinical Model: If you have worked with me over the last decade, you already know what functional nutrition is. If you have not been my patient, functional nutrition is rooted in functional medicine. Functional Holistic Nutrition looks for the roots of the ailments. We also do testing to find things we cannot guess. We then completely customize nutritional and lifestyle program for the patient. As far as I am concerned this is the only way to tackle the growingly complex ailments that I have to help with.I have been a member of Institute of Functional Medicine for several years, and I am currently a doctoral student of clinical functional nutrition – in the very first cohort ever, as we are actually trying to create a definition of what “functional nutrition” is.

Expanded Holistic Nutrition Services…

And that is exactly why we have also changed the way we offer our services. We offer longer-term programs because that is when we have a better opportunity to repair and heal. 30 days of targeted life style and dietary change is a good step in the right direction, but it will never help you achieve your long-term health goals, so I do not even offer a 30-day program any longer. Our new programs offer much more support to get you to your goals. Our goal is not only to help you reach wellness but even more so to maintain it long term, and we are working on putting systems in place to make sure we can support you in that.

If you need a quick one-timer session, let me know. I may be able to refer you to someone good! Our shortest programs last 2 months, but I will be phasing those out as well I see that 2 months is never enough when you are doing a very focused clinical work to get longer term results. Our programs therefore are from 4 to 12 months.

TIME studying your case!!! The new functional clinical model also means that I now spend much more time on each patient because I limit the number to patients I work with at a given time. I even assign special “study my case” time for each patient. This change allows me to be a better clinician!

We have also moved to a “virtual clinic” model. If you visit our updated website, it already reflects that. Yes, I am still at Sunlight Clinic in Lutherville, MD, but only once a week for the local patients that just absolutely must see me in person. Otherwise, my virtual clinic has been serving patients from all over the country for a while now.

A LOT of ill people that I have the tools to help are not getting the support and help they need locally where they live. They look on line for help…and they find me. There are NOT many functional nutritionists that provide the spectrum of services and experience that I do, and therefore I feel I have the responsibility to help those that reach out, whether it is Atlanta or Miami. This is very exciting to me – I am just thrilled I can offer help to those that cannot find support where they live. I have to say – I really hated when a very ill person had to take a long trip or commute in DC or MD traffic in pain just to see me for a consult. I always considered it an unnecessary stress for someone who is already very ill, tired, and in pain. Virtual sessions are a blessing!

How do we support our trusted “old” returning patients? We will continue to offer you special prices and while we no longer take 1 session at a time, we now offer two special Level 3 Programs for you: a 3-Month Program and a 6-Month Program. These are monthly sessions. As you know, health challenges cannot be corrected and sustained with just one consult. You need accountability, we may need some lab work, and you need ongoing support. It just works better because our goal is maintaining the health you have achieved. Unfortunately, health and wellness are not an accident – they take work. And on our part, we are looking for your commitment to yourself and your health. You have to set it as a priority! I look forward to continued service. And yes, we can still see you in person in our clinic, the old-fashion way.

Test, Don’t Guess: In the Functional Holistic Nutrition model, we look for causes, and sometimes physical evidence (e.g. diarrhea) is just not enough. There may be 10 reasons for that diarrhea! Test and not guess!!! Are we dealing with food poisoning, a parasite, IBS, or SIBO? Is it a food reaction? We may need to do a stool culture!!! Or a breath test…of a food sensitivity panel. Out of this necessity, we have expanded our services to include more functional lab testing. We offer the same prices the labs set – we do not make a profit (we will soon be adding only a small processing fee to pay for the time it takes to get things set up right). We recommend labs when we feel it is clinically very important. We are populating our website with details on the tests we are offering, so you can check their services, sample reports, etc. Click on the link https://kasiakines.com/forms-labs/, type in wellness, scroll to the bottom and learn about the labs we currently use: Genova, Cyrex, Elisa Act, and Spectracell.

Thyroid Testing is very important, and I cannot stress it enough. If I could I would make every doctor include a complete panel of thyroid testing for every physical for every woman in the US. PLEASE insist that your doctor tests you. The more I insist on the patients’ doing it, the more trouble we find, either hypothyroidism or Hashimoto’s. Here is what you ask for: T3, T4, Free T3, Free T4, Reverse T3, TPO, Thyroglobulin antibody, and TSH. If they FROWN and REFUSE to test some of these (I hear about it all too often), then we do have affordable functional labs available. There is an epidemic of impaired thyroid and a significant percentage of that is Hashimoto’s, and that is VERY serious. Keep an eye on your thyroid. I will be posting a write up and a video or a pod cast with more details on my website soon. Just get tested! Spectracell and ZRT now offer the whole panels of thyroid testing, so if your doctor refuses to test, I have that available.
Listen to my podcast on Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism for more details.

Dr. Kasia Kines, Nutritionist, CEO and founder of EBV Educational Institute
Virtual clinic serving the US and globally
[email protected]

2 Comments

  1. Posted on November 21, 2015 at 10:06 AM by Randi Mann, WHNP-BC

    Kasia-you are a phenomenal nutritionist who offers so much to your patients ….a functional approach is THE best way to get to the root of every digestive issue. I am so glad that you do what you do and that you are getting more visible. Your background and trading is superb and very unique in your field. I wish you lived in Green Bay but since you don’t (sure I can’t convince you and Mark to move here?!) I will just have to continue to refer my patients to you via the Internet.

    I strongly recommend anyone who has a need for nutritional help -from a simple desire to learn to eat healthier to a complex digestive issue that your conventional physician failed to treat effectively- to seek care from Kasia. She is truly one of THE best nutritionists in the country with a heart of gold too.

    Randi Mann, WHNP-BC, APNP
    Owner, Wise Woman Wellness LLC
    De Pere, WI

  2. Posted on January 30, 2016 at 4:35 PM by Kasia Kines

    Dear Randi – thank you so much for your kind words. I have to say it – I have been trying to twist Randi’s arm to work with our local patients long distance because when it comes to thyroid – she is one of the best in the country, hands down!!!! We need you!!!! Anyone living in Wisconsin is lucky to have you within the driving distance. I look forward to learning even more about thyroid from you my dear!!! Check Randi at Wise Woman Wellness online!

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