The Microbiome and Leaky Gut have become household terms lately and we now know that vibrant health is dependent upon a healthy gut.You will learn about nutrient dense whole food nutrition and how to get the most out of your food with proper digestion. Taking it to the next level, a GI-MAP stool test is used to identify imbalances and pathology in the gastrointestinal tract and the Mediator Release Test reveals food sensitivities. The information gleaned from these two tests is used to create a diet and supplement protocol to address your specific issues and ultimately heal and seal your gut.
I am a firm believer in natural approaches to overcoming adrenal fatigue, thyroid Issues and male/female hormone imbalances including PMS, PCOS, infertility, menopause and andropause (male menopause). Saliva and blood testing are used to identify specific imbalances and to monitor progress throughout the healing process.
Let's face it-- even with the best diet and the healthiest lifestyle, we are bombarded with toxins everyday. You will learn where toxins are showing up in the environment and how to avoid them. In addition, I will guide you through a 21-Day Purification Program to cleanse the liver and optimize your pathways of detoxification.
For some of us, figuring out what to cook can be a daunting proposition especially in the face of multiple food sensitivities. When we work together, you will be provided with customized weekly meal plans complete with recipes, pictures, nutritional information, preparation guides and a shopping list.
This is a 15 minute call to get to know each other and determine if we are a good fit.
Consults can be in person in Salida, Colorado or virtually by phone or video chat. Prior to this first visit, you will fill out some paperwork including a health history and food/mood journal so that I can get to know you and your concerns before we meet. You will also submit any recent lab work or functional testing done by other practitioners. This appointment typically lasts 90 minutes after which you will have some concrete tools and action items with which to begin your healing journey.
These visits involve progress checks, further education in healthy diet and lifestyle and review of test results.
I can come to your home and help you rid your pantry of unhealthy foods or accompany you to the grocery store and help you become a health conscious shopper.
Since vibrant health begins in the gut, we usually start by healing and sealing the gut. Includes pre- and post-protocol GI MAP testing, MRT food sensitivity testing, initial consult, 4 follow ups and for brief questions or concerns, unlimited text/email access for 3 months.Your initial consult fee will be deducted from the cost of the package. (Does not include the cost of supplements)
Your initial Gut Healing Protocol could be just the start of a longer healing journey that may involve addressing additional issues such as hormonal imbalances, toxicity or mold. If you feel like you could benefit from more guidance, there are affordable 3- and 6-month options.
This is a three week program to reset the body for good elimination and liver detoxification. Think of it The first 10 days are focussed on fruits, vegetables, and fiber to ensure proper elimination throughout the program. Then on day 11, you will add lean animal protein (vegetarian options available) and the focus is on liver detoxification. The program includes all of the supplements you will need, a journal, a smart phone app, recipes and 2 1/2 hours of one-on-one guidance during the program.
This includes up to six 1 hour visits and unlimited texting and email for brief questions or concerns. The initial consult fee will be rolled into the three month program.
This includes twelve 1 hour visits and unlimited texting and email for brief questions or concerns. The initial consult fee will be rolled in to the six month program.
You get 4 visits for $80/hour to work on ongoing health concerns.
*Only the Discovery Call may be booked directly from this page.
I have been a Physical Therapist since 1991 and in 2015 was certified by the Nutritional Therapy Association as a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. Since then I have done advanced coursework in the digestive, immune and endocrine systems integrating lab testing into my practice and earning the designation of Restorative Wellne
I have been a Physical Therapist since 1991 and in 2015 was certified by the Nutritional Therapy Association as a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. Since then I have done advanced coursework in the digestive, immune and endocrine systems integrating lab testing into my practice and earning the designation of Restorative Wellness Specialist. Additionally, I am trained in the functional interpretation of blood panels in order to identify imbalances before they cause disease.
The desire to develop proficiency in holistic nutrition and natural health, stemmed from a lifelong struggle with digestive issues and standing by helplessly as my mother was dying of ovarian cancer. During this process, I discovered that I had gluten sensitivity, adrenal fatigue and Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, a very common and under diagnosed autoimmune thyroid condition. With dietary changes and supplements, I have been successfully managing these conditions without the use of pharmaceuticals.
I am very passionate about this work and excited to share it with you.
You will be able to order your prescriptions directly from www.fullscript.com based on recommendations that I make for you.
If you don't have a local source of pastured beef, lamb, pork and turkey, www.cornerpostmeats.com in Colorado Springs, Colorado will ship to your home. They raise meat very conscientiously and sustainably on land owned by Audubon Rockies.
www.CaptainSoup.com is a great option for people with busy lives who are trying to do the Autoimmune Protocol. This is a family owned company that uses lamb bone broth, local grass-fed meats and organic vegetables to create truly delicious soups delivered frozen to your doorstep.
This is a one stop shop for all things free of gluten, grains, dairy, eggs, refined sugar or oils, nuts, seeds, soy and nightshades. Let www.ShopAIP.com help ease the feeling of deprivation caused by being on an elimination diet and get you on the path to healing.
We live in a world that is becoming more and more polluted with EMFs (electromagnetic fields) that are affecting our health invisibly at a cellular level. To protect yourself from the harmful effects of EMFs I recommend www.DefenderShield.com. They have a wide range of protective equipment from cellphone and laptop shields to blankets and protective eyewear.
For the highest quality handcrafted skin care products, I recommend Elemente'. Herbalist Lindsey Lund has created a whole line of clean products for skin, health and household cleaning. Visit the website at www.vitallivingherbs.com.
The Environmental Working Group is an excellent source of information on anything imaginable health related from product reviews to pesticides. Check it out at www.ewg.org.
I began seeing Michele i n September of 2016. My chief complaint was a longterm diarrhea condition. My weight was 210 lbs. and now 178.
We began with testing saliva, blood and stool. I had zero friendly bacteria in my gut. I was sensitive to corn and a host of other things. We eliminated these from my diet and I started eating more Paleo. It is a joy to no longer have diarrhea after 20 years.
I also had an endocrine imbalance which left me feeling tired and old. Through testing and nutritional supplements, we have turned this around and I now feel energetic and well.
Detoxifying...ah, yes. We eliminated sugars and, through a long process, I have eliminated alcohol as well, which has certainly added to my well being.
Once started on my wellness path, I appreciate Michele for her knowledge and guidance.
Thanks Wellspring and Michele for turning my life balance around. I enjoy a new found sense of energy and well being.
I am well into my new protocol and I trust it has contributed to my state of mind and body. I am feeling very well and am experiencing enthusiasm in my daily work and exercise routines.
Work is at a very slow demand and I have been able to choose what I feel I can handle. I have also rekindled my home wood shop activities (pun intended).I am also looking forward to reactivating the watercolors and oil canvas. Of course, income, as always is a concern as things slow down, but I trust there will be opportunities ahead.