Using a holistic, functional medicine nutrition approach and transformative coaching, Angie will empower you to understand and, therefore, reverse your symptoms of “dis-ease” with intelligent nutrition, lifestyle and mind-body medicine. This kind of healing work requires change on multiple levels, and you will at times, experience resistance to the changes you need to (and want to) make. Working closely with Angie as your practitioner and coach over a period of 6 months, allows her to hold the space for your healing, which is essential to your success.
Enlightened Wellness Programs & Information
Angie is probably different than any dietitian you’ve ever worked with. Because Angie is so passionate about what she does and feels called to provide the most natural and comprehensive care within her power, Angie limits her schedule to no more than 6 new clients per 6 months. This may sound like part-time work, but it is absolutely a full-time job when done well. No two clients are the same.
Because her services are unique, it’s hard to fit into the mainstream fee schedule. We have prepared this page to answer questions you or your family members may have about the rationale for our financial policies. If, after reading this, you still have questions, feel free to ask during your Clarity Session.
Angie initially offers 6-month and 12-month programs to clients. It takes time and commitment to the process to spark true, lasting healing. It doesn’t take long to start feeling much better, but it does take time to solidify the physical healing and positive behavior changes that you’ll need to achieve in order to truly heal yourself. It also takes time to uncover root causes and address them properly. If you’re willing to invest the time and energy in yourself to start, your chances for success are astronomical, and you’re exactly the kind of person that Angie works with—the only kind, in fact.
After completing your Client Application, if Angie feels you are a someone who exhibits a high level of willingness to do what it takes to heal yourself, both physically and emotionally, she will reach out to schedule your Free 2-hour Clarity Session. Both the Client Application and Clarity Session allow Angie to determine whether you are an ideal client who is ready to do the work of healing, which requires quite a bit of change in your eating, lifestyle and mindset.
Angie offers both Functional Nutrition and Transformative Coaching programs, as well as hybrids of the two. You will receive information about programs and pricing, once you have scheduled your Clarity Session.
The pricing of the program is shared only with those who are serious and excited about working with Angie.
Here’s Why Angie Does Not Work With Insurance
First of all, unless you have kidney disease or diabetes, nutrition services are not covered by insurance. Furthermore, since Angie’s practice is completely virtual (online and over the phone), there is no way to get her services covered at this time. If you have a health flexible spending account, you can use those funds to help pay for Angie’s services. For most people, Angie’s services are 100% out of pocket. Before you abandon the idea of working with Angie though, think about what it has cost you to be sick. How much have you spent in time off work or school, drugs and/or surgery, and doctor visits? Is it helping? Angie’s goal is to identify the root cause(s) of disease and unravel the disease process. You may spend a good amount of money to get well, but once you know the puzzle pieces, you are set out to fly on your own. The savings outweighs the costs of chronic illness long term.
We fully understand the financial challenges that truly getting well involves, but most likely, this isn’t a lifetime endeavor. The vast majority of clients have significant improvements within a few months.
Secondly, when practitioners bill health insurance companies directly, the providers are required to become “participating providers”. The provider must sign a contract that allows the insurance company to determine which services they will and will not provide and how much they can charge for those services, regardless of whether the fees are reasonable or applicable to that practice.
Angie is not interested in practicing this way, for the benefit of her clients.
Third, in general, insurance companies are not focused on any preventive or wellness services. They are heavily invested in the conventional model of health care that too often relies on drugs and surgery. Angie is committed to the functional medicine model that addresses the underlying causes of your symptoms with specific nutritional and lifestyle recommendations.
This means that Angie does not want to you to be dependent upon her to stay healthy. Through the work that you do with Angie, you will learn how to interpret the messaging that your symptoms represent, and you will gain an understanding of how to respond to your body’s needs without having to depend on a healthcare system that does not empower you to be well and to think for yourself. You may need or choose to continue following up with Angie on a more infrequent basis, depending on your needs, but this work is designed to put the power in your hands, which will save you lots of money and heartache in the long run.
Functional Nutrition is about a return to balance and accessing your body’s wisdom. Transformative Coaching is about realizing and uncovering your full, limitless potential in life, including your health. Angie’s unique blend of the two accelerates the healing process.
Unfortunately, at this time, this type of deep service is not covered by insurance.
Angie is here to help you realize your full potential in health and in life. There is really no price tag that would do your transformation justice–it’s priceless. Compensation is required for the energy and time that Angie spends on and with you, as well as the level of competency that she has spent many years building. Please know that you do need Angie’s services, but if you want them, you can and will find a way to make it happen.
Why We Sell Nutritional Supplements & How They Are Priced
Angie recommends nutritional supplements as an adjunct to dietary and lifestyle modification. This approach is central to the well-researched and science-based practice of functional medicine. Angie recommends professional grade, therapeutic, quality nutritional supplements as a service to her patients via a few distributors. Angie has the opportunity to make 30% off each supplement sold; she chooses to split that with her patients who all receive a 15% discount off their order. Putting together each patients protocol takes time and even more so, knowledge of the thousands of products out there.
Others have commended her pricing policy as ethical and fair. You are welcome to shop around. At the time of this writing the FDA doesn’t monitor supplements. That is good news and bad news – it’s become the wild, wild west as unscrupulous companies do anything to make a buck. The professional quality supplement products are more costly….but it’s because they voluntarily do 3rd party testing of both raw and finished products, and they meet GMP and US Pharmacopia standards. Those don’t come cheap.
Remember: If you are looking for actual program pricing, they are not on the website. The 1st step is to see if you and Angie are indeed a good therapeutic fit. Apply, and if Angie feels the two of you would be a good fit, you will be invited into a FREE, powerful 2-Hour Clarity Session. After you have scheduled your Clarity Session,you will receive a document that lays out Angie’s program offerings and pricing.
These Programs are a Good Fit for You If:
- You’ve been to countless practitioners and still haven’t found relief.
- You’re conflicted about which therapeutic diet is right for you.
- You suffer from analysis paralysis when it comes to eating.
- You suspect or know you have food sensitivities and want to learn more.
- You have chronic digestive issues.
- You have an autoimmune condition.
- You have chronic symptoms that only seem to be getting worse, even though you’re eating a “healthy” diet and all of your lab tests are “normal.”
- You tend to put too much pressure on yourself.
- You’re ready to have your current paradigm completely shifted and start living up to your highest, limitless potential in health and in life.
- You don’t feel good, but the only solution your doctor has been able to offer you is medication and/or surgery; has not validated your concerns about your health; OR, has encouraged you to find a nutritionist/practitioner who can help you sort of the diet and lifestyle root causes of your illness.
- You are ready to make big changes to your diet and lifestyle, AND you are ready to do the work to change your limiting behavior patterns and beliefs, which are negatively influencing your level of self-care, and ultimately limiting your ability to make true and lasting progress.
Here’s what others are saying:
“Before I started working with Angie, I had severe digestive issues, headaches, joint/muscle pain, fatigue, high blood pressure and I was overweight. Within 1 month of working with her and following her guidance, my symptoms were significantly reduced, and I had lost 10 pounds. Within just under 3 months, I had lost 20 pounds, and my overall symptom score reduced by 70%. She also worked with me to request additional thryoid labs from my doctor for a more thorough assessment of my thyroid function. We found out that I have early Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism. I am working NOW to slow the progression with nutrition and lifestyle, rather than waiting until I have full blown Hashimoto’s, which is what would have happened without having Angie on my health care team. The past year of working with Angie has been tremendous.”– CW, Albuquerque, NM
“Before I started working with Angie, my body was a wreck. My stomach hurt on a daily basis, I had numerous aches and pains, I had concentration issues, and my moods were unpredictable. I felt like my life was falling apart, and what I didn’t realize initially was that it was all connected to how I was eating. Angie was compassionate, understanding, and knowledgeable. She helped me figure out my trigger foods and provided me with an eating plan to help my body recover from years of abuse. She supported me with encouraging emails and was always willing to give me ideas on recipes and substitutions for foods that my body couldn’t tolerate. I learned how to balance my meals and ultimately feel better while getting all of the necessary nutrients. I’ve lost weight, gained energy, and feel great now! My mood swings have improved, and I feel capable of getting through the day every day. Angie is a joy to work with, and I would recommend her to anyone who is looking to live life to the fullest.– Melissa Jaeks, Albuquerque, NM
Thank you, Angie!”
“I approached Angie because I was diagnosed with early signs of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. I suffered from digestive issues, yeast infections, headaches, severe mental fog, occasional depression, heartburn after every single meal, hair loss, and lethargy. After quickly being brushed away by my doctor with a simple “you’ll be fine, just take this medication for the rest of your life” comment, I knew I had to take matters into my own hands. After much research on thyroid issues I came to the conclusion that I had leaky gut. Angie helped me by working with me on a weekly basis to uncover my nutritional needs. By eliminating certain foods and products from my life, and taking the proper supplements and oils, I started to feel better. We took it a step further because we discovered I had more issues that had never even crossed my mind. The result was I started to feel better and lighter, and I felt like I gained my life and happiness back. Symptoms that I had learned to live with for years started disappearing such as PMS, headaches, and heartburn. These were issues I thought were normal, but after working with Angie I started to feel differently. One thing I liked was the fact that she took the time and energy to focus on me and my personal health needs. I never got that from my doctors, even after insisting they explain my diagnosis. I found the experience to be life changing. I wake up feeling amazing and ready to start my day. I no longer rely on coffee to keep me awake throughout my day; I forgot what heartburn feels like, my periods sneak up on me because I experience no PMS symptoms, and my digestive issues are nonexistent. I’ve let go of foods and products that have been affecting me for years only to discover a new me. I used to be a slave to food. Now I have control of my own body and I’m loving it. As an added bonus I lost 12 pounds in the process without trying. I would recommend Angie to those who wake up every day and feel like there is no hope to regain their health. Thank you so much, Angie!!”– L.E. Albuquerque, NM