Overcome Your Obstacles to Optimal Health
If you know you want to improve your diet and are having challenges turning that desire into a reality, you may find great benefit with nutrition counseling and health coaching.
Get Support for Making Changes
Health coaching can provide much-needed support in helping you overcome obstacles and being successful in eating foods that make for a healthy and vibrant you. Even if you think you already eat healthily, you may benefit from checking in with an expert nutritionist for some fine tuning or just learning some new recipes, helpful food prep tips, and lifestyle adjustments.
Nutrition Counselors Go Beyond Meal Planning
A nutrition counselor can provide:
- Support for your discovery of your optimal diet at this time in your life.
- Specific guidelines for customized, therapeutic, elimination and general healthy diets.
- Instructions and tips for food preparation.
- Recommendations for resources that support your healthy lifestyle, including books, magazines, websites.
- Instructions on planning, scheduling, and shopping for a new lifestyle.
- Support on how to make changes while living and eating with other family members.
At Elevate Health, nutrition counseling and health coaching is included in the monthly membership fee.
Your nutrition counselor works closely with our medical providers. Understanding your specific health issues and your latest diagnostic test results will help them customize a nutrition plan just for you.
Provider: Courtney Cronk, MA, NTP
Fees info: Fees, Insurance and Forms
Learn more about the functional medicine approach Dr. Perkins and her team use.
Learn more about primary care services at Elevate Health.
I am about two-thirds of the way through the RESTART Program. I have not felt this good in years. I have more natural energy now than I did a decade ago. I strongly recommend giving it a try. It’s a challenge, but your body will thank you! Courtney has a wealth of helpful information and hosts an awesome support group!
Working with Courtney has a made a huge difference in my life. I came to her with several issues, all traced back to digestion, and within a few visits she has me on the road to recovery. I feel great—healthier than I’ve been in a long time!
I realized that the traditional nutritionist was going to be way too entrenched in mainstream modern medicine – take a pill, fit the mold and keep coming to me, so I can fix you. I needed something different. That’s where Courtney Cronk came in. She’s a nutritional therapist and I think she pretty much saved my insides. When I started with her, my entire digestive system was really ravaged and sore, but as I began to do the elimination diet – cutting out more allergens from my diet and taking high doses of natural supplements to repair my digestion – I started to feel better. … She’s been a total game changer in my life and she can do that for you!
Nutrition Counseling FAQ
Courtney works collaboratively with both Dr. Perkins and Kristin. Similar to how a hygienist works with a dentist, Courtney's expertise in nutrition and coaching will help you implement their medical advice. She'll gently guide you in making dietary and lifestyle changes to help you optimize your health.
A health coach is a supportive mentor that assists you in making lifestyle and behavioral changes to achieve your health goals. Some areas that are addressed include nutrition, physical activity, stress management and sleep. Courtney can help you identify the obstacles to making desired changes and find ways to overcome them. She can provide accountability if that is helpful to you.
Courtney can assist you in making good food choices whether you’re eating out or picking up prepared meals. She’ll direct you to good restaurants in town that can address your dietary needs. She can coach you on how to pick out a healthy meal from just about any menu. She can also connect you with local, healthy, prepared meal services. And, if you’re interested in learning how to cook or figuring out how to find the time to cook, Courtney can help you get started.
Courtney can direct you to stores and websites that will have harder to find ingredients and higher quality products. She can provide you with meal planning resources, recipes, and time saving tips
Neither you, nor your insurance, are charged for her services. Her expertise and guidance is included in your membership and there's no limit to how many sessions you may have with her.
Your first session is usually an hour long. Follow up sessions are 30 to 60 minutes depending upon your needs. How often you follow up will be decided at your first session. Some people just need and want one session. Others may have monthly or quarterly sessions.
Courtney's approach is a holistic, individualized, systemic "whole body" approach to obtaining optimal wellness. She looks at you, your physical body, and your mind as a whole system, not as separate parts that need fixing. Your diagnosis does not define you. She understands that healing comes when you explore and address ALL aspects: body, mind, and spirit.
The two are vastly different: The education is different; beliefs are different; outcomes are different. An FNTP looks at the underlying cause of dis-ease, and uses real food as medicine, plus lifestyle-balancing modifications, to address it. An FNTP uses science-based holistic nutrition knowledge to empower people to reconnect with the innate wisdom and unique needs of their bodies, thereby supporting lasting wellness without counting calories, points, or weighing food.
That really depends on your situation. Some patients see Courtney every single week, others less often. On average, Courtney will work with you every two to four weeks, or as needed to implement nutritional and lifestyle changes.
Courtney teaches the RESTART program, a 5-week group class that guides participants through a diet that is designed to help them:
- Lose sugar and starchy carb cravings
- Reduce or eliminate PMS
- Improve sleep
- Regain your energy
- Savor the taste of REAL food!
- Glow with healthier looking skin
- Overcome mood swings
- Boost your immune system
- Enhance your brain chemistry
- Reduce inflammation and pain
Get the nutrition and lifestyle support you need to make lasting changes.
Nutrition counseling is included in the membership plan!
2230 NW Pettygrove St #110
Portland OR 97210
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