FAQ - FUNCTIONAL NUTRITION
WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE?
Functional Medicine, rather than targeting individual symptoms, focuses on the optimal functioning of the entire body and its organs. It addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach in partnership with understanding the conditions and history in which the disease manifested. Genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors all have a direct influence of long-term health and chronic health issues.
WHAT IS NUTRITIONAL THERAPY?
Food creates chemical reactions by producing nutrients. Nutrients feed our cells, balancing our health. Nutritional Therapy is part of medical care based on nutritional science. The goal is to use the proper foods to promote health to the highest performance possible. There is no one-size-fits-all nutritional plan! It is always personalized, based on the individual lab results, family or medical history, diet, lifestyle, current health condition, diagnosis and treatment, etc. Nutritional Therapy is addressing the underlying causes, balancing any nutritional deficiencies or excesses to support the individuals for optimal health.
Most Nutritional Therapy plans are based on real foods and food supplements. The individual owns the program and is fully responsible for applying the suggested protocols. This is NOT the prescribed passive pill approach!
WHAT IS CHEN-BEN-ASHER′S METHOD?
Chen Ben-Asher’s Method is a functional medicine, lab based health approach focused on addressing five common conditions – weight gain, fatigue, inflammation, female hormones and digestive problems – through restoring the 3 main bodily systems: hormones, digestion and liver detoxification.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET RESULTS?
Results vary by each person. Some people feel dramatic improvement within the first month, others may take a bit longer. Our standard programs are for a minimum of 6 months. Remember, your body didn’t fail overnight. Years of stress and illness takes its toll so it takes a proper amount of time to restore vitality. On average, it takes one month of repair for each year you’ve suffered from a specific problem.
HOW IS CHEN-BEN-ASHER′ METHOD DIFFERENT FROM OTHER PRACTITIONERS?
Chen Ben-Asher’s Method addresses the 5 most chronic symptoms of weight gain, fatigue, inflammation (food sensitivity), hormone imbalances and digestive problems that are typically misunderstood or misdiagnosed by conventional medicine practitioners who attempt to address the symptoms instead of the root cause/damaged system. Chen Ben-Asher’s Method is a lab-based health protocol that tests and identifies the dysfunction of the 3 core body systems. Typically, these 3 main systems have become compromised long BEFORE the symptoms appeared. The lab tests are used to determine the required natural support needed to re-balance your body back to its normal state.
The body system’s inflammation biomarkers show up YEARS before diagnosis.
This is your OPPORTUNITY to reduce inflammation biomarkers so you don’t get sick!
WHAT IS CHEN-BEN-ASHER′S SUCCESS RATE FROM SOMEONE WHO SUFFERS WEIGHT GAIN?
Chen Ben-Asher’s Balanced Diet protocol has been tested and proven within 6 years of clinical experience by over 1200 clients. With that being said, it depends on the diligence of each client in following their daily protocol and making lifestyle changes that only they can be responsible for implementing. Chen Ben-Asher is committed to assisting and empowering her clients to take back their health and experience life changing results if they are committed to doing so as well.
COST & INSURANCE
Does Mor’s Nutrition & More Take Any Insurance?
We are cash-based clinic. We do NOT bill insurance companies. It is up to everyone to determine whether their insurance plan provides reimbursement for consultations, supplements, or lab tests.
How Does Mor’s Nutrition & More Bill Clients?
Payment is due at time of consultation. If paying by credit card, the card number is required to be on file with our office prior to the consultation. Percent swipe fee will be added in addition.
Fees are subject to change.
Checks are accepted if received prior to the consultation.
How much time do I have to cancel or change a scheduled consultation?
If you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment, please notify our office a minimum of 48 hours before your scheduled time or you may be charged for that appointment. New Client consultations may be charged in full if the cancellation policy is not followed. Chen Ben Asher has clients waiting a month to be seen, and a missed appointment takes time away from someone else. As a courtesy, our office will email you to confirm your appointment 3 days in advance.
Same day cancellation fee will be incurred.
How Long Should My Appointment Be If Have To Reschedule?
1-15 minute consultation: Troubleshoot any issues with your functional medicine program. This appointment type does not provide enough time to review lab work.
15-30 minute consult: This consult is designed for questions regarding diet, lifestyle and the supplement program. 1 lab test maybe reviewed if time permits.
30-45 minute consult: This consult is designed for questions regarding diet, lifestyle and the supplement program. 1-2 labs test maybe reviewed during this time.
60 minute consult: This consult is designed for questions regarding diet, lifestyle and the supplement program. 1-3 lab tests may be reviewed during this time.
Clients are charged for the time block used not the time scheduled.
Does My New Client Consultation Fee Include Follow Ups, Test Kits and Supplements?
The new client consultation is an assessment of your health and recommendations on what tests are required to understand the state of your body systems. The new client consultation fee does not include any follow-ups, test kits or supplements.
Does Chen Ben Asher offer any in-person consultations?
Yes, Chen Ben Asher is currently accepting new in-person and virtual consultations
(Subject to change)
How Does The Nutritional Process Work?
Functional & Integrative Nutrition provides a personalized, holistic, and integrative approach towards optimum health, healing, relief, and well-being.
The process typically starts with an about 1-hour of a comprehensive initial evaluation that includes a review of your individual medical history, recent blood test as well as any necessary lab work results. Chen will learn your current eating and lifestyle habits so she can optimize them to reduce any negative impacts these food choices might have on your health.
Based on the nutritional analysis outcomes, a personalized nutritional plan will be designed to bring the desired health goals specifically to you.
The process of nutritional consulting includes follow-up progress, supplementation adjustments, food, herbs and cooking recommendations, nutritional education and much more.
If needed, we offer a coaching component to make sure you have all the emotional support and encouragement to be successful in these nutritional and lifestyle changes.
How the Nutritional Process Works?
The initial consultation takes about 60 minutes (sometimes a bit longer). This consultation is designed for questions regarding your current diet, lifestyle, review your health history, what medications and supplements you are taking if taking. There is the potential to review 1-3 lab results at this session as well.
Based on the collected data, a nutritional analysis will be produced, and a recommendation will be suggested.
Sign-up for 10 Nutritional Sessions
A nutritional plan will be designed upon a nutritional program sign up, which includes 10 nutritional sessions (in person or virtually). The program will walk you through your nutritional changes achieving your health goals.
Phone/text/emails– 1-15-minute consultation is also available and welcome if needed: To troubleshoot any issues with your functional nutrition program
What is the best method to return the new client paperwork?
Please scan and email your paperwork to the office at email@example.com
We cannot accept any pictures of documentation taken via cell phones.
What types of lab tests are required?
Depending on the type of lab test, the samples required are saliva, urine, or stool. All tests are completed by the client through easy test kits that are self-administered in the comfort of your own home.
What laboratories does Chen Ben Asher use? And why?
Chen Ben Asher has learned over many years that the accuracy of your lab findings and the quality of the professionals performing the lab tests is the key to you uncovering what issues are going on with you. Quality is not equal across all lab companies. Many times, we see “normal” test results from regular lab companies and our lab tests find many “functional” problems. The lab companies used by Chen Ben Asher have the highest testing standards and the most consistent lab results year after year. These are not replacements for regular medical tests, these tests are only used to detect “functional” issues rather than medical problems and are not meant to diagnose or recommend protocols for diseases. We are attempting to detect problems with the functioning of organ systems prior to the onset of a disease.
In What way do these labs differ from the traditional labs?
Mor’s Nutrition & More offers laboratory testing as part of your evaluation process. Using a holistic systems-oriented approach, these tests will support addressing the underlying causes of your body symptoms as a whole person.
These tests are used to check your nutritional status, digestive function, hormones levels, food sensitivities, detoxification ability, organic acids, environmental and lifestyle factors which influence your health. These are cutting edge evaluations that generally are not available through conventional laboratories.
Being proactive, assessing patterns of imbalances that without intervention will end up yielding chronic disease, is the power of functional medicine lab testing.
Are the lab tests the only method used for the evaluation process?
The proposed tests are essential part of the evaluation process. The test results will be integrated with relevant filled questionnaires, your medical history, medications, and supplementations taken (prior to the proposed nutritional plan). The collected data will support Chen Ben Asher to personalize your nutritional and lifestyle protocols to achieve better health.
How long does it take to get the lab results?
The results of your lab test(s) will be sent to Chen Ben Asher 10 to 25 working days after mailing your specimens to the lab. After the evaluation, we will contact you to schedule a follow up appointment to review your results with Chen Ben Asher and she will recommend a nutritional wellness protocol.
How many labs are required per person?
There is no one-size-fits-all nutritional plan! The number of labs recommended will depend on your individual situation including the number of issues you struggle with and the length of time you have been experiencing them, however, the range is 1-4 lab tests.
How much do to the lab tests cost?
Depending on the lab test, the cost is $150 – $600 per lab kit and you can always start a program just by ordering a single test.
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Will I need to Retest?
While retesting is not required, it is recommended that a client retest at the 6-month mark to measure improvements and adjust protocols if needed. Once a client has achieved their desired health results, we recommend annual testing to ensure your body systems continue functioning at their best.
Why to buy your supplements from an authorized healthcare provider?
As a Board-Certified Nutritionist, I understand “the Healing Power of Food”. After much research and careful consideration, I have selected the purest and most effective nutrients to support YOU to build back and maintain your health. Check out our accessible online store for better health.
As part of your nutritional care program, which is mainly based on real foods, we often recommended that you purchase nutritional supplements to support you achieving your Balance Point. These may include specific vitamins, minerals, herbs, natural plant-base hormones, and various other products. All the supplements we recommend are sourced and manufactured from nutrition companies that only sell their products to licensed nutritional practitioners.
Not All Supplements Are Equal
Mor’s Nutrition & More’s supplements are the Highest Quality, Potency, Bio-Availability and Targeted products available. They are containing ONLY the purest pharmaceutical grade nutrients (nutraceuticals) and the potency of each product is guaranteed.
A bit of Background
In the past, when designing nutritional programs, to save clients’ money, many practitioners have suggested that clients like you will purchase products at local health stores or later online. While this seems to save people money in the short run, the results of these programs have been inconsistent and less than would be expected had we been using physician-only brands. Therefore, it is in many ways more sensible both financially and in terms of consistent results to use the highest quality products available.
You may purchase most of your nutritional supplements directly in our clinic or in our online store. In so doing, you can be assured of consistent results – if a specific protocol is not working, we will know it is not the quality or potency of the nutrients that is slowing the healing process. All the supplements Mor’s Nutrition & More carry has been proven clinically effective by hundreds of individuals and research. These ingredients have been shown to help resolve individuals’ health concerns with predictable outcomes. In addition to proven clinical results, these products have also been scrutinized for effectiveness based on lab testing. Thousands of practitioners have used lab tests to determine nutritional effectiveness. In fact, the vast majority of supplements on the market are not effective as evidenced by lack of individuals’ improvement on follow-up lab testing.
The sold supplements are manufactured and distributed exclusively to qualified practitioners’ and professionals. The supplements we use are scientifically formulated to support specific aspects of health and are recommended by professionals who understand it. Unfortunately, online retailers such as Amazon, eBay, Craigslist etc. are NOT authorized in most cases to sell the supplements Mor’s Nutrition & More carries.
Quality and Safety is Guaranteed
Unauthorized online stores might sell products that are:
Old, Expired or Past their freshness date – many products have often lost potency and likely will not meet label claim for listed ingredients Counterfeit Products – many unscrupulous individuals sell products with unknown ingredients and quality, and label them with counterfeit labels of brand name manufacturers. These counterfeit products are often sold online as a “discount”.
Damaged Goods – with broken seals, lack of environmental controls, or previously opened and resealed for sale. Unscrupulous individuals may attempt to dump damaged products by selling them online at discount.
Sold by “Bait and Switch” – since companies Mor’s Nutrition & More uses have one of the most desirable brands in the supplement market, resellers often market these company brands online, even though they do not have it available to sell. Once the buyer calls, they are often told that the brand is not available (bait). An inferior brand is then offered as an alternative (switch).
Our office is authorized seller of the brands we use. We stand behind the quality and purity of every product we sell. Our purpose in offering these products is to help you achieve optimum health. We encourage you to utilize products that you can trust from this office or from any authorized healthcare provider.
Can I purchase supplements other than from Mor’s & Nutrition & More?
Mor’s Nutrition & More, by Chen Ben Asher carries its own line of high-quality supplements which have been formulated to achieve the best results in the right specified dosages. Mor’s Nutrition & More supplements are the only ones used under any purchased nutritional program. If you want to do your own research on different supplements, we welcome you to do so but we do not provide any other recommendations nor advise on other specific blends or brands. If you purchase other supplements from other manufacturers, please research carefully. Not all ingredients are equal. Results may vary.
How these Supplements Can Support My Wellness Plan?
These supplements are natural. Generally, plant-based products that support and balance you nutritionally. Most individuals at the starting point, nutritionally – are not balanced. Therefor in need for such support.
Supplements combined into customized wellness plans are based on your lab results.
How quickly can I get an appointment?
We encourage clients to book 2 weeks in advance. Depending on the time of the year, we can usually schedule a new client or lab results appointment within 1-2 weeks of the requested time.
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How long are the programs that Chen Ben Asher recommends?
Initial programs range anywhere from 4 months to 1 year depending on the degree of your health condition. Using nutrition therapeutically requires dietary and lifestyle changes and time (minimum 6 months).
What are the terms & conditions for buying supplements without consultation?
Buying Mor’s Nutrition & More supplements requires a consultation (and ongoing consultation) with Chen Ben-Asher. If your last nutritional consultation was 6 months or more prior to the purchase date, a consultation is required as well. Buying or taking supplements with no guides is at your own risk.
Mor’s Nutrition & More reserve the right to refuse service and/or selling supplements to anyone.
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