These visits determine the exact right nutrients for your body’s needs. Dr. Val incorporates muscle response testing known as Applied Kinesiology to “ask the body” what it requires.
The body holds all of the answers if you know how to ask.
The body always knows what is best for you.
Unfortunately, we don’t always do what is best to care for the body. We fill up our bodies with cheap fuel in the form of junk food and then wonder why we don’t feel good. Even if we do eat right it is difficult to get all of the nutrient, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, we need from our foods due to depleted soils or long transportation times.
It often takes a number of visits to find the right balance of nutrients for a patient. Some need more, some less. Often there is a part of the body that is struggling, or an environmental issue that needs to be addressed for a period of time.
During these visits the foods you are eating are discussed and Dr. Val makes suggestions for improvement, attempting to incorporate the foods you enjoy whenever possible. She doesn’t expect you to completely change your diet overnight, however she can’t supplement a horrible diet. She will expect you to take responsibility for your own health.
If indicated, further functional medicine testing may be recommended specific to your case.
The goal is to find the right balance of nutrients, specific to you, that helps you to feel great and have wonderful energy for a lifetime.
Bioimpedance analysis (BIA) is a valuable tool for measuring your body composition. It measures the body fat in relation to lean body mass. BIA indicates where your fluids are located in the body – whether the fluids are in the cells or between the cells. This is a good indicator of body toxicity and the health of the heart and kidneys. In addition, the BIA measures phase angle, a measurement of the health of your cell membranes. It is an important part of any comprehensive health and nutrition assessment. This service is performed on the first visit and throughout treatment programs.
Other Functional Testing
Dr. Prahl is able to send out for other testing as well including female and stress hormone testing, food allergy testing, Lyme’s Disease testing, leaky-gut testing, comprehensive digestive stool analysis, and more. She uses this testing when patients have had long standing problems, are not responding quickly to recommendations, or if they hit a barrier and stop improving.
Creating a Clean Slate
Detoxification protocols are frequently recommended if a person has a number of vague or recurrent symptoms or chronic digestive problems. Often a person will have foggy thinking or overwhelming fatigue.
Symptoms can occur due to exposure to environmental toxins such as plastics or pesticides. There may be an imbalance of the digestive flora, the good and bad organisms that live in the digestive tract. One may not have enough probiotics, good organisms that live in the digestive tract, or they might have too many yeasts, bad bacteria or viruses inside. There may be heavy metals that have been affecting health over the years, such as mercury or aluminum. If you have a history of antibiotic use or medication use that impact the health of the digestive tract lining then a detoxification protocol supports the healing of the digestive tract lining. Another aspect of the detoxification protocols is to eliminate the most common foods that cause problems for patients. The two- or three-week protocols for detoxification removes offending foods in an effort to determine if certain foods are affecting your health.
The easy to follow plan is easy to implement even with a busy life. There is no purging or running to the bathroom. You eat real food along with some specific nutrients and functional medicine food shakes that heal your gut lining and cleanse your liver and tissues.
Reviewing Your DNA
Adding in the right nutrients to support your unique genetics. This is not a test to find out what diseases you might develop but is to help you optimize your function and prevent illness in the future. Learn More
Balancing Thoughts and Emotions
N.E.T. -Neuro-emotional technique
Emotions are perfectly normal but sometimes they get “stuck” in negative patterns that affect us long after the original event that caused them. When our body fails to “let go” we can find ourselves with unexplained aversions, self- sabotaging or destructive behaviors, phobias or chronic physical problems. N.E.T. is a safe, effective and natural way to resolve long-standing problems that have an emotional component. Many people report that if feels as if a weight is lifted and that they feel lighter and less stressed after a session. It can be a catalyst for change as you break through these old stuck patterns. A N.E.T practitioner tests muscle response, usually using your arm, to identify which nervous system “circuit” in your body is holding a particular emotionally charged memory. Dr. Val will assist your body in letting go of that stuck emotional event by having you think about the incident while she taps on a few points. Often just a single session can cause reduce stresses enough to allow you to heal, however, if you have had chronic stress for a long time it may take a number of sessions. This is not talk therapy or a replacement for it. It taps into the way you are holding the emotion in your physical body.
For additional information check out the NetMindBody.com web site. Who Benefits? NET is especially helpful for people who suffer from depression, anxiety attacks, or phobias, but it can be beneficial to anyone who feels there is something that is keeping them from being the best they can be.
Chakra Evaluation and Illumination
Chakras are energy centers in the body that have been identified through many different healing practices over many centuries. An emotional or physical trauma can energetically imprint on an individual’s chakras. If left unhealed or untended it can develop into a chronic emotional, mental or physical condition. Attuning, cleansing, or opening an individual’s chakras can provide great benefit if an illness has a spiritual and/or psychological origin. Dr. Val uses healing ceremony and selects the most appropriate energy medicine techniques. The goal is to use a sacred healing ritual to facilitate the elimination of dis-ease and restore harmony and integrity. A typical session includes an interview/assessment of the concern/issue. She determines the location of the source of dissonance and then disengages the energy form. A healing ritual is performed to alleviate the discomfort, pain or symptom(s). Session(s) conclude with further directions and a blessing to complete the healing.
An Ion Cleanse re-energizes the body and the red blood cells. The treatment is where mild electrical current passes through an ionic device that is immersed in the water inside the foot bath tub. The foot bath water contains sea salt, so it has the mineral concentration of water from the ocean. While your feet are in the water, positive and negative ions are emitted by the foot bath system. It eliminates toxins that are stored in fat, kidneys, liver, bowels, and skin and helps to balance the body’s pH. The foot bath also triggers the body’s lymphatic system, which helps with continuing detoxification for up to 24 to 48 hours after a session. This cleanse is effective alone or with a nutrition program or detoxification program.
Infrared saunas have been researched and studied for decades. Infrared saunas are used every day in clinics and hospitals around the world to reduce pain, heal skin conditions, and increase flexibility. It is an incredible adjunct to healing.
Infrared saunas help with:
- Stress and fatigue
- Muscle aches, arthritis, and joint relief
- Weight loss and calorie burning
- Increased metabolism
- Immune system support
- Skin conditions
- Heart health
- Appearance of cellulite
- Diabetes support