Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect at the initial consult?

Many plans you find on your own will give you some “do-it-yourself” guidance, but lack accountability and credibility. Working with a food and nutrition expert (aka Registered Dietitian) you are sure to get the most up-to-date, accurate info, presented in a plan personalized to YOU! Without a customized approach that encompasses ALL aspects (it’s not just about exercise and what you put in your mouth) of creating a desirable, sustainable, long term plan, you are destined to have short term results. It’s finally time to ditch the never ending fad diet cycle, and work with someone who will provide the tools, resources, and accountability you need to SUCCEED!!

How long are the sessions?

The initial consult is 60 minutes, and any follow-up consults are approximately 30 minutes. I also offer free membership to a private Facebook group for 24/7 support. And I when I do cool events around town, you’ll get a special invite!

How do I pay for my visit?

I currently accept Independent Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance, but it is highly recommended to verify coverage for your particular plan. You are responsible for verifying coverage for your visit. If payment from your insurance company is denied, you are responsible for payment for the visit at the self pay rate. Self pay rates are $125 for an initial 60 minute consult, and $65 for a 30 minute follow up consult.

What can nutrition counseling help me with?

Almost every disease state is affected by what we eat. Lifestyle accounts for 90-95% of what happens to our health, while our genes are only responsible for 5-10% of what happens to our health. So, what does this mean? It means YOU are in control of how you want your health to be. YOU are in the driver’s seat of creating greater health, and thus happiness, in your life. Some specific health issues that are commonly managed by diet are: diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, overweight and obesity, inflammation, GI disorders, such as IBS, diverticulitis, Celiac disease, and Ulcerative Colitis.

What is clean, whole plant foods eating?

In a society with convenience processed junk all around us, it’s easy to not get the nutrients our bodies need to thrive. By omitting excess fillers, refined ingredients, and increasing fiber and other whole food nutrients, you will notice positive changes in the way you look and feel. Focusing on more whole foods, such as fruits and vegetables will decrease your risk of disease and increase your chances of achieving a body you can feel comfortable and confident in forever.

Do you do any public speaking or hold any events?

Yes! I am super passionate about living a healthy lifestyle and love to do speaking engagements. I will host events a few times per year, so be sure to sign-up for my newsletter list. I also write articles for submission to various health companies/organizations. If you are looking for a presenter or writer for your event or organization please email me at emily@emilywoodrd.com.