FirstLine Therapy® Lifestyle Medicine Programming

At True Health Naturopathic Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine is our FirstLine Therapy®.

Whether you believe you have a short or long journey to optimal health, the first step is having a map. This helps to ensure that you are moving in the right direction and headed towards your chosen destination.

We are here to help you create the unique map that will get you where you want to go. From body chemistry to current medical issues, from food choices to exercise plans, from stress levels to sleep patterns, we work with you to find your specific formula for success.

Our Lifestyle Medicine Programs are delivered through a combination of appointments with Dr. Paulson, the naturopathic doctor, at a rate of $3 per minute ($180/hour), and our Lifestyle Educator, Jenn Lutz, at a rate of $1 per minute ($60/hour). Additional services such as body composition testing ($25/test) are also included in the base program price.

 

 

Dr. Paulson will see you for your initial visit. This appointment will include an extensive health history and an in-depth interview regarding current symptoms and health concerns. A symptom-oriented physical exam may be conducted if necessary. Laboratory testing may be recommended if further investigation is required.

A nutraceutical treatment plan will be created to address your health concerns which may include targeted nutrition (vitamins/minerals), herbal remedies and/or homeopathy. Follow-up visits will also be scheduled with Dr. Paulson to order any additional labs, modify your progress, or suggest additional treatment recommendations.

Between these appointments, you will visit with Jennifer Lutz who will assist you in implementing the everyday habit changes that help deliver optimal health. You will discuss diet, exercise, stress management, a better sleep schedule and anything else that is relevant and interesting to you regarding your health. She will help you sort through the overwhelming amount of information on the internet, stories you hear from family and friends, or something you saw on TV. Then she will guide you with accurate, up-to-date, specific-to-you information to help you meet your health goals.

Jenn will inspire you to discover your own insights, she will cheerlead from the sidelines, and she will keep you focused and determined with personal goals created together at every visit. All appointments with both health specialists will be scheduled to meet your needs.

Cardiometabolic health
The National Cholesterol Education Program, The American College of Cardiology and American Diabetes Association all recommend lifestyle changes as the first line of therapy for the treatment for:

  • Hypertension
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Hypertriglyceridemia

All of these fall under the umbrella of Cardiometabolic Syndrome. Our FirstLine Therapy Cardioetabolic Program is a lifestyle program designed and developed to prevent and treat people with these chronic conditions in any combination. This program lays the foundation for long-term, sustainable health by teaching patients healthy eating, healthy movement, healthy lifestyle changes like quality sleep, and stress management. Jenn, our Lifestyle Educator, combines her training in lifestyle education and health coaching to be able to guide you not only in what to do but also how to do it. The FLT Plan offers a comprehensive approach with over 14 weeks of guided sessions that teach you what you need to know about the essentials of living a healthy life.

Here is what it entails:

  • An initial 60-minute visit plus 2 additional 30-minute naturopathic doctor consults with Dr. Paulson where she will assess your individual wellness needs. A revised treatment plan will be created at each visit to address your health concerns and may include target nutrition (vitamins, mineral, phytonutrients or probiotics), botanical medicine and homeopathy.
  • Six one hour bi-weekly appointments scheduled with the Lifestyle Educator to help create and guide you on your lifestyle medicine plan as prescribed by the naturopathic doctor. Depending on your health concerns this may include a personalized meal plan for your body composition, personal training sessions for exercise, metabolic detoxification or a stress management plan ($60 each visit).
  • Six InBody https://www.inbodyusa.com/ body composition check-ins so that you know that what you’re doing is really working ($25 each).
  • Our FLT Starter Kit including a program guide, journal, cookbook, blender bottle, stress ball, and SPRI exercise band with door mount.

This program takes place over the course of 14 weeks and is the first line therapy for the treatment of those with elevated blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, elevated blood sugar and increased body fat.

Investment: This 14-week program is $925 and is customizable to meet your unique health needs. Labs and nutritional supplements are not included in the program. For more information, please reach out to Jennifer Lutz

Weight Loss
A Better Way to Weight Loss

Trying to lose weight and keep it off can be discouraging and the abundance of information out there on the best way to do it can be overwhelming. Paleo? Keto? Vegetarian? Intermittent fasting? Eat 5 mini meals daily?. AHHHH! What is the best way? That depends on YOU and what your body responds best to. This isn’t a matter of trying everything until one method works – through a thorough health history and symptomatology interview, possibly some labs to determine underlying physiological contributions, Dr. Paulson will have a good idea of what approach might work best for you. Then each and every appointment and treatment plan is customized just for you. Our approach focuses on bio-individuality. Your body operates in its own unique manner and is influenced by every aspect of your life – which is not the same for any two people. So how can the approach to losing weight be the same for everybody? It can’t!

Our plan is like no other in that it combines a naturopathic approach with lifestyle education. Using naturopathic medicine principles as a foundation, you will be guided in figuring out WHY you have been unable to lose weight. Once you uncover your why, you will be able to work on what to do to help heal your body so that losing weight is easier than before. And, the program is the how – how to make it happen.

Here is what it entails:

  • An initial 60 minute visit plus 2 additional 30 minute naturopathic doctor consults with Dr. Paulson where she will assess your individual wellness needs. A revised treatment plan will be created at each visit to address your health concerns and may include target nutrition (vitamins, mineral, phytonutrients or probiotics), botanical medicine and homeopathy.
  • Six one hour bi-weekly appointments scheduled with the Lifestyle Educator to help create and guide you on your lifestyle medicine plan as prescribed by the naturopathic doctor. Depending on your health concerns this may include a personalized meal plan for your body composition, personal training sessions for exercise, metabolic detoxification or a stress management plan ($60 each visit).
  • Six InBody https://www.inbodyusa.com/ body composition check-ins so that you know that what you’re doing is really working ($25 each).
  • Our FLT Starter Kit including a program guide, journal, cookbook, blender bottle, stress ball, and SPRI exercise band with door mount.

This program takes place over the course of 14 weeks and is intended to be a jump start to help you gain momentum towards your optimal body composition goals.

This isn’t your typical jump start where we focus on fast, dramatic weight loss results that you have to keep repeating because your metabolism decreases and you gain the weight back. This is about going the distance. This is about changing your life for the better, and the weight loss comes naturally. One step at a time.

Investment: This 14 week program is $925 and is customizable to meet your unique health needs. Labs and nutritional supplements are not included in the program. For more information, please reach out to Jennifer Lutz.

Gut Restoration
Heart burn, indigestion, gas, bloating, constipation and/or diarrhea? Time for a gut overhaul? You are a great candidate for our 4 ‘R’ gut restoration program.

Here is what it entails:

  • An initial 60 minute visit plus 2 additional 30 minute naturopathic doctor consults with Dr. Paulson where she will assess your individual wellness needs. A revised treatment plan will be created at each visit to address your digestive health concerns and support the 4 ‘R’s for optimal digestive system function.
  1. Remove things that may be causing gut distress. For many of us this is sugar, caffeine, alcohol, dairy, gluten. For some it’s raw vegetables (although cooked should be fine).   Eggs are a culprit in some cases. Certainly any food you commonly see in your stool you’ll want to take out too. You’ll also want to remove any excessive bad bacteria/yeast that may have overgrown for which I recommend various antimicrobials that help decrease the number of bad bugs residing in your gut.
  2. Replace the good stuff. Foods with lots of fiber like cooked (raw if you can) vegetables and fruit. If you’re not big on those types of foods you’ll want to consider a fiber supplement like Herbulk for more lose stool or Metafiber for hard, broken stool. Replace digestive enzymes which may include enzymes to break down carbohydrate, fats and/or proteins, Betaine to help stimulate stomach acid, ox bile to help support gallbladder function, or a comprehensive pancreatic digestive enzyme to digest better in the small intestines.
  3. Re-inoculate with good bacteria like Lactobacillus Acidophilus and Bifidobacterium (probiotics) which help break down fiber and provide short chain fatty acids to maintain healthy intestinal cells. My favorite probiotic that I use myself is called Ultra Flora Balance with 15 billion good bacteria in every capsule.
  4. Repair your gut with the most abundant amino acid in the intestinal cells – glutamine. I most often prescribed the product Glutagenics which is a combination of L-glutamine and aloe to help repair cells in the intestines and stomach.
  • Six one hour bi-weekly appointments scheduled with the Lifestyle Educator to help create and guide you on your lifestyle medicine plan as prescribed by the naturopathic doctor. Depending on your health concerns this may include a personalized meal plan for your body composition, personal training sessions for exercise, metabolic detoxification or a stress management plan ($60 each visit).
  • Six InBody https://www.inbodyusa.com/ body composition check-ins so that you know that what you’re doing is really working ($25 each).
  • Our FLT Starter Kit including a program guide, journal, cookbook, blender bottle, stress ball, and SPRI exercise band with door mount.

This program takes place over the course of 14 weeks and is the first line therapy for the treatment of those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, heartburn and GERD, SIBO, Gallbladder attacks and symptoms and to support all round good digestion function.

Investment: This 14-week program is $925 and is customizable to meet your unique health needs. Labs and nutritional supplements are not included in the program. For more information, please reach out to Jennifer Lutz.

Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is the most common musculoskeletal condition after osteoarthritis and is characterized as widespread muscle and joint pain and is associated with fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, depression, and foggy brain. The limitation to this diagnosis is it makes no suggestion as to the underlying cause, and clinical experience has taught me, that what is causing one person’s Fibromyalgia is completely different than that of another’s. A history of a cervical injury such as whiplash, chronic stress, tic born infections, accumulated toxicity, are all possibilities. Although select pharmaceuticals can help manage the symptoms associated with Fibromyalgia, the goal should be to address the underlying cause. Here at True Health Naturopathic Medicine, we believe that lifestyle medicine is the best approach to treating the underlying cause(s) of Fibromyalgia.

Here is what it entails:

  • An initial 60-minute visit plus 2 additional 30-minute naturopathic doctor consults with Dr. Paulson where she will assess your individual wellness needs. A revised treatment plan will be created at each visit to address your health concerns and may include target nutrition (vitamins, mineral, phytonutrients or probiotics), botanical medicine and homeopathy.
  • Six one hour bi-weekly appointments scheduled with the Lifestyle Educator to help create and guide you on your lifestyle medicine plan as prescribed by the naturopathic doctor. Depending on your health concerns this may include a personalized meal plan for your body composition, personal training sessions for exercise, metabolic detoxification or a stress management plan ($60 each visit).
  • Six InBody https://www.inbodyusa.com/ body composition check-ins so that you know that what you’re doing is really working ($25 each).
  • Our FLT Starter Kit including a program guide, journal, cookbook, blender bottle, stress ball, and SPRI exercise band with door mount.

This program takes place over the course of 14 weeks and is the first line therapy for the treatment of those with Fibromyalgia Syndrome.

Investment: This 14-week program is $925 and is customizable to meet your unique health needs. Labs and nutritional supplements are not included in the program. For more information, please reach out to Jennifer Lutz.

Chronic Fatigue
The challenge with the diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue is that although it explains your symptoms, it makes no suggestion as to the underlying cause. Is it Thyroid? Anemia? Mitochondrial dysfunction? Adrenal fatigue? Lyme disease? Depression? The complicated thing is it could be all of the above. Where do you start? Here at True Health Naturopathic Medicine, we believe lifestyle medicine is the first line treatment for complicated syndromes like chronic fatigue that can be implemented in conjunction with various pharmaceuticals to manage symptoms as you work on addressing the underlying cause. We offer a 14 week lifestyle medicine program that is personalized to you to address the potential underlying causes of your fatigue.

Here is what it entails:

  • An initial 60-minute visit plus two additional 30-minute naturopathic doctor consults with Dr. Paulson where she will assess your individual wellness needs. A revised treatment plan will be created at each visit to address your health concerns and may include target nutrition (vitamins, mineral, phytonutrients or probiotics), botanical medicine and homeopathy.
  • Six one hour bi-weekly appointments scheduled with the Lifestyle Educator to help create and guide you on your lifestyle medicine plan as prescribed by the naturopathic doctor. Depending on your health concerns this may include a personalized meal plan for your body composition, personal training sessions for exercise, metabolic detoxification or a stress management plan ($60 each visit).
  • Six InBody https://www.inbodyusa.com/ body composition check-ins so that you know that what you’re doing is really working ($25 each).
  • Educational handouts, our Patient Guide book and our Cook Wise recipe book

This program takes place over the course of 14 weeks and is the first line therapy for the treatment of those with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Investment: This 14-week program is $925 and is customizable to meet your unique health needs. Labs and nutritional supplements are not included in the program. For more information, please reach out to Jennifer Lutz.

As Lao Tzu once said, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” We would be honored to take that first step with you. Please explore the many ways in which your health can be optimized with the implementation of the FirstLine Therapy Program.