Functional Nutrition
Premier Case Review (PCR)

The Premier Case Review (PCR) is our comprehensive new client process, inspired by the Functional Nutrition Alliance Premier Case Review developed by Andrea Nakayama. This process helps us identify and address underlying root causes of health issues, rather than merely managing symptoms or diagnoses.

What to Expect from the Premier Case Review

The PCR stands as the recommended starting point for most individuals embarking on their wellness journey. This comprehensive assessment serves as a foundational step, offering valuable insights that inform our recommendations even before the need for any diagnostic tests. By delving into your health history, symptoms, lifestyle history, and personal goals, the Premier Case Review provides a holistic understanding of your current state, desired state, and elucidates any important antecedents in your history. This guides our approach and lays the groundwork for personalized recommendations tailored to your unique needs.

Step 1: Comprehensive Intake Process

You will begin by completing a detailed intake process. This step gathers essential information about your health goals, medical history, and lifestyle.

Step 2: Functional Timeline Session (PCR-1)

Once your intake process is complete, you will be invited to book your Functional Timeline Session (PCR-1). The functional timeline is a graphical representation of your health and lifestyle history, designed to identify factors that predispose, provoke, and contribute to dysfunction in your physiology. 

- Antecedents: These are factors that predispose you to certain health conditions. They can include genetics, family history, early life experiences, and long-term lifestyle habits.
- Triggers: Events or exposures that provoke the onset of symptoms or health conditions. These can be acute incidents like infections, trauma, or exposure to toxins.
- Mediators: Factors that contribute to the ongoing nature of a disease or condition. These can include chronic inflammation, hormonal imbalances, ongoing stress, and dietary habits.

Viewing your health history as a timeline helps us uncover cause-effect relationships that might otherwise go unnoticed. During the timeline session, we will review your completed intake documents and begin filling in the details of your timeline. The purpose of this session is to delve deeper into your health history and uncover key aspects of your lifetime journey that may have contributed to your health challenges. This dedicated health history session often reveals minor details that may be easily overlooked.

As a functional practitioner, I value the art of narrative storytelling, recognizing that your health and lifestyle story, told from your personal perspective, reveals what is most important to you, what motivates you, and which parts of your personal health journey are most significant. Wellness is highly individual, and your personal details will guide our approach moving forward.

Step 3: Functional Nutrition Action Plan

Following the Timeline Session, I will finalize your Functional Nutrition Timeline and Functional Nutrition Matrix and develop your personalized Functional Nutrition Action Plan.

The Functional Nutrition Matrix is a tool used to map out various factors that influence your health. It helps visualize the interconnectedness of different systems in the body, lifestyle factors, and environmental influences. The matrix includes:

- Biological Systems: Digestive, immune, cardiovascular, endocrine, and nervous systems.
- Lifestyle Factors: Diet, exercise, sleep, stress management, and social connections.
- Environmental Influences: Exposure to toxins, allergens, and other environmental factors.

By analyzing these elements, we can identify imbalances and create a targeted plan to address them.

Once your Functional Nutrition Kit is complete, you will be invited to schedule your PCR-2, or Functional Nutrition Counseling Session.

Step 4: PCR-2: Functional Nutrition Counseling Session

During the PCR-2 session, we will review your draft timeline and matrix together, discussing your initial action plan. Following this session, I will finalize your Functional Timeline and Functional Nutrition Matrix and send them to you as part of your Functional Nutrition Toolkit.

Step 5: Your Functional Nutrition Toolkit Includes:

- Completed Functional Nutrition Matrix
- Functional Timeline
- Personalized Action Plan

By using the functional nutrition matrix and timeline, we gain a comprehensive understanding of your health, enabling us to create a personalized plan that addresses the root causes of your conditions. This holistic approach is invaluable in identifying patterns and connections that might be missed with more conventional methods, ultimately supporting your journey to optimal health. You will walk away from your PCR with your personalized Functional Nutrition Starter Kit and Lifestyle Action Plan, providing you with the tools needed to embark on your wellness journey.
Premier Case Review
$ 500/ $850 Value
✔️ Comprehensive history & assessment

✔️ 90- Minute personalized nutrition counseling 

✔️ A practical action plan & functional nutrition starter kit

Information courtesy of Angela Anderson
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