Kia's counseling philosophy boils down to “Now What”... This means that she will dig into how you got to her office so you can understand the historical trajectory, but she doesn’t dwell there any longer than she needs to in order to help you move forward with different tools and to establish healthy habits. Once you know the situation clearly, what do you want to change? Where do you want to be? Now What? Kia will help you focus on moving forward and becoming the vital healthy vibrant person you deserve to be.
Kia is a generalist has has experience working with many health challenges including:
- IBS/IBD, SIBO, GERD, CF, FM and a whole bunch of other letters!
- Thyroid disorders including subclinical ones
- Adrenal fatigue and exhaustion
- Allergies: environmental and food based
- Cancer challenges: preparation for and support during treatment; mitigation of treatment side effects; recovery and setting up the best possible environment to prevent recurrence
- Depression and/or anxiety
- Diabetes: type 1, 2 and 1.5
- Heart disease: prevention, medication reduction, lifestyle change
- Menopause, PMS, and Andropause
- Recovery from surgery or injury
You will need to download and fill out the packet of Intake Forms (click the button below) in order for us to get your program started. Kia will need to know a few key details so we can start to individualize your experience from the beginning. You may send in completed forms via fax, email or snail mail. If you have any questions or concerns about filling out these forms, please don’t hesitate to contact Kia and she will guide you through the process.
One of the most important things Kia will need from you are your most recent lab results.
To have these sent to me directly, please be sure to give your primary care doctor a filled out and signed copy of the Medical Information Release form which is included in the packet below or you can click here to download it by itself. If you have not had lab work done within the last 6 months, she may request certain labs be performed to help build your program with more clear direction.
Payment is due in full at time of service and one week prior to the start of any class. Please make checks out to Mondo Nutrition Inc. and mail to: PO Box 151373, San Rafael, CA 94915
If you prefer to pay with a credit card, debit card, health savings account debit card, or flex plan debit card, Kia can accept them in person via Square or a PayPal invoice can be generated for your convenience. There is a nominal processing fee for this service.
Because quality is so vital when it comes to nutritional and herbal supplements and Kia wants her clients to have access to the best options she can find without breaking the bank. She has arranged for you to get direct access to a distributor and receive 20% off retail pricing. You will be given a personal account with your protocol. Clients are never required to purchase supplements via this distributor, it is offered as a convenience. You are welcome to shop around and find the best deals, but are encouraged not to change brands, items, or doses without consulting with Kia first. There is a LOT of junk out there in the supplement jungle, and a significant amount of fraud. If you have an account but have misplaced your link to FullScript, you can click here for the main page and log in from there. For some of the best powdered greens available on the market, go to HealthForce directly as they are not available through FullScript.
BLOOD WORK & LABS
If getting lab work done through your physician is challenging, you can order many of the common labs online now through reputable companies at reasonable prices.
Here are six that Kia commonly recommends:
uBiome - Here you can get your gut microbiome tested to see who you are playing host to and find out if there are groups of bacteria, fungi, or other critters that might be contributing to symptoms and/or disease states
Life Extension Foundation - You get the best deal by becoming a monthly member
MD Lab Tests - This company also offers screenings for work related requirements
23andMe - This is a genetic testing site that offers information about your genetic make up which can be extremely useful as we create a path toward optimal health; then once you get your results there are a number of sites that use "alphabet soup" sorting software to help us make sense of the SNP results, like this one
Dr Rhonda P. Patrick's gene SNP report - Once you have your raw data file from 23andMe, you can upload it to Dr Patrick's site and get an actionable detailed report on specific genetic SNPs. This is the best deal around for valuable information about your genetic makeup.
In home sessions are offered within 10 miles of Solstice Integrative Medicine's offices to help remove potentially harmful ingredients from your pantry. (For those of you farther afield, she can set up a Skype or FaceTime session to do the same thing virtually.) This is often a great choice before opting for a Grocery Store Field Trip so you can determine which items need to be replaced for your optimal health.
GROCERY STORE FIELD TRIPS
These 1-2 hour tours help you put what you learn intellectually into Real World practice at the grocery store where you shop. You will learn to make choices that are consistent with the knowledge you gain in your individual appointments. Bring your grocery list and Kia will help you fill your cart with the best options for your good health.
Please click here (HIPAA and HITECH) to access the rules, rights and regulations governing the use of your personal health information.