Visit with a Certified Clinical Herbalist to discuss your health concerns, medical history, and your goals for your health. Taking into consideration any medications you may be taking and unique health concerns, we then develop a personalized alternative health and wellness plan with recommendations and guidance for supporting and improving the normal function of the body. These recommendations may include nutritional, lifestyle, and herbal recommendations.
Consultations with Kris are offered in-person and by phone for individuals who are outside of the area. Learn more about Kris Vaughan HERE
Initial consultations $95.00
Follow-ups or acute cold/flu care $40.00
(Visits that are longer than the allotted time will be billed additionally in 15 minute increments. Any remedies you choose to purchase are at an additional cost.)
The immune system is the body’s way of letting you know that you may be intolerant or sensitive to certain foods. A reaction to food is an abnormal response in the gastrointestinal tract that can occur for different reason. Sometimes there may not be enough of a particular enzyme to digest a certain food correctly. Other times, the immune system creates antibodies to proteins in specific foods.
When the immune system reacts to a food in this way, it can lead to inflammation and irritation of the intestinal tissue when eaten. Food allergies are distinct from food sensitivities; allergies can result in life-threatening reactions.
Repeated exposure to foods that you are allergic or sensitive to can cause a breakdown in the lining of the gastrointestinal tract causing it to be permeable. You may have heard of the term “leaky gut.” When the intestinal barrier is compromised a person experiences food sensitivities and poor vitamin and mineral absorption. Fortifying the integrity of the gut lining can reduce or even relieve the sensitivities you may experiencing and lead to a stronger immune system.
Symptoms Associated with Food Sensitivities:
• fatigue/poor sleep • constipation or diarrhea • gas or bloating • poor vitamin and mineral absorption • acid reflux • hives, rashes, eczema, edema • joint pain and inflammation • headache or migraine • decreased immune function • brain fog/poor memory
Dietary Antigen Allergy Test 588E $320.00 This tests measures your immediate IgE reaction to 88 foods and the IgG4 response, which is an important blocking agent to IgE. This test will determine the severity of an immediate reaction that can cause hives, rashes, and even anaphylaxis.
Food Sensitivities Profile 588G $320.00 This test looks at 88 commonly reactive foods and measures your IgG delayed immune reaction as well as complement response, which causes inflammation.
Dietary Antigen Complete 588E & 588G Panel $525.00 This test combines both of the above tests in one complete panel.
Advanced Intestinal Barrier Assessment (serum) $325.00 This test gives a broad picture of the condition of the gut. Elevated Zonulin, decreased Diamine Oxidase and elevated Lipopolysaccharides antibodies are all correlated with increased gut permeability. This test gives clinical direction to your practitioner for protocols for gut health.
Each test purchased includes a 30 minute interpretation of the results by phone.