Candida and Dysbiosis treatment programs: The most common cause of digestive problems is an overgrowth of the bad bacteria, yeast, or both. With our modern diet and lifestyle it is easy for these little bugs to take over our digestive tract and wreak havoc. Common symptoms include gas, bloating, irregularity, pain, sugar cravings, weight gain, and fatigue. A systematic treatment program can bring balance to your digestive tract and re-establish healthy digestive functioning.
Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) treatment: SIBO is when there are many more bacteria in the small intestine than is normal. There are many causes of SIBO and it can lead to a variety of symptoms. Most commonly, people experience digestive problems like IBS, bloating, and food sensitivities, as well as skin problems and mood imbalances. Click here to learn more>
Adrenal balancing protocols: Chronic stress takes a toll on our adrenal glands, often leading to adrenal burnout. When you feel tired all the time, get dizzy when standing up quickly, and reach for sugar and caffeine to keep you going, you likely need some adrenal help. Accurate lab testing and focused treatment can get you feeling energetic again.
B-12 Injections: Your body needs B12 to make energy so you can get through your day. Many people can benefit from extra B12 in their system, including those with digestive problems, fatigue, sleep problems, mood imbalance, poor memory, numbness and tingling, and those on acid blockers. Only the highest quality, bio-available B12 is used. No synthetic cyanocobalamin here! Click here to learn more>
Biotherapeutic Drainage: Biotherapeutic Drainage opens the routes of elimination and assists in discharging the toxic accumulations from our cells. It is often referred to as cellular drainage. It takes time to return your cellular function back to normal, but once it gets there, disease can no longer exist. Click here to learn more>
Detox Programs: Easy to follow 10-day detox programs are often your gateway to a healthier you. The EPA has tested thousands of people and they all have a minimum of 250 man-made chemicals in their body! We are toxic and overloaded with chemicals from our environment, and they need to be eliminated before we can regain health. This program will begin to eliminate the toxins that are holding you back from feeling better, and most people lose body fat in the process!
Functional Medicine Lab Testing: Functional medicine testing can be ordered to assess the metabolic state of your body. These tests help us know what the root cause of your symptoms may be, and also gives us insight into the progress made towards healing your body on a biochemical level. They can find imbalances even before disease states appear, leading to a more complete health picture and allowing us to resolve issues before they become a bigger health problem. Examples are:
Food allergy testing: This is an easy way to find some of the foods that are triggering your symptoms. Food can have a delayed effect on your digestion and the rest of your body, so it is not always obvious which foods are a problem. A simple in-office finger prick is all it takes to find out.
Conventional Lab Testing: These tests are useful for learning basic levels of health. Examples of tests ordered are cholesterol, vitamin D, iron studies, glucose, H. pylori, CRP, and thyroid panel. Conventional lab tests are covered by your health insurance if you have such coverage.
Your First Visit
The initial consultation consists of a comprehensive review of your past and current health history, review of any previous laboratory work, and any pertinent physical exam. Emphasis is placed on investigating the whole person (mind, body, spirit) and finding the root cause of the disease. A customized treatment plan is created which may include further lab testing, diet and lifestyle recommendations, biotherapeutic drainage medicine, botanical medicines, and nutritional supplementation. The initial consultation is typically 1.5 hours long.
During a return visit, progress towards your health goals are assessed, labs are reviewed, and the treatment plan is modified to reflect these changes. In general, patients return monthly as long as we are working on specific health goals. These visits are typically 30-45 minutes long.
When your health stabilizes and you feel like your healthy self again, visits are reduced to every 3 or 6 months for regular check-ins to help keep you on your new, vibrant track.
Phone and Skype appointments
If you are not in the San Francisco North Bay area, you can still have an appointment via Skype or phone. Just let Dr. DeForest know this when you make the appointment.
Please note: The first visit needs to be in person with Dr. DeForest for you to be considered a patient of hers. If it is not possible for you to see her in person, she would still be able to help you as your wellness coach, but not as a doctor.