Just as Functional Medicine approaches the body from the perspective of treating the root cause of disease, Functional Nutrition looks at the foundational way that food affects your body at the cellular level. During your individual visits, our Nutritionist will:
Initial Package Rate: $ 395* includes:
- 90 minute Initial consultation
- Assess your lifestyle
- Evaluate your genetic make-up
- Look at both your internal and external environments
- Order appropriate functional testing
- Create an individualized plan that restores and maintains your optimal health
60 minute Consultation: $300*
30 minute Consultation: $150*
For more information, or to schedule your appointment, call our office at: 914-652-7800.
Medical Detox Nutrition Consultation
Our medically sound and supervised detoxification program is focused on supporting your liver’s detoxification function. Clearing toxins out of your body is critical for preventing illness, improving metabolic and biochemical pathways and reversing chronic conditions like obesity, heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, and cancer. Read more
Based on science and research, we have designed an easy-to-follow 3-step program that safely removes toxins and supports the liver by giving it nutrients for safe and effective detoxification:
- Step 1: 5-Day Intense Cleanse
- Step 2: 21-Day Simply Detox
- Step 3: Return to Life, Transitioning Out Of Detox
While it is deeper and more life changing to do all 3 steps of the program in order, you can adapt the program to suit your preference. For instance, you might choose to dive right into Step 1: 5-Day Intense Cleanse, skip Step 2: 21-Day Simply Detox, and go straight to Step 3: Return to Life, Transitioning Out Of Detox.
Or, if you prefer a more slow-and-steady approach, you could start with Step 2 and then transition out of detox and back into to your much-improved, day-to-day lifestyle.
This program is also offered in a supportive group setting.
Nutrition Consultation With Vitamin Testing
Most routine blood tests look for serum levels of vitamins & minerals in your blood. These only represent what you just ate, not what is in your tissues. The Urine Organic Acids test, on the other hand, gives you results that go beyond measuring just serum levels in the blood. Read more
Having adequate levels of vitamins and minerals in your blood does not mean that you have a sufficient amount to make your biochemistry work properly. Vitamins and minerals are cofactors in every biochemical reaction inside the cells of your body. They are crucial for making your biochemistry work, which means having all your cells make energy and function properly to perform the tasks they are designed to.
Instead of looking at blood levels, the urine test looks at biochemical pathways to see how well they are functioning. For instance, we can determine whether or not your body needs, say B12, based upon certain pathway metabolites that are measured in the urine. This goes way beyond measuring the B12 levels in your blood and is a more accurate way of identifying vitamin deficiencies.
If you are interested in doing this test and in reviewing your vitamins, the easiest next step would be to contact our office; and either pick up or arrange to have us send you the Organic Acids Urine kit; do the urine test in the comfort of your home; and send it directly to the lab. Three weeks later, you will meet with our Nutritionist to review your results.
For more information, to order your kit, and to schedule your appointment, call our office at: 914-652-7800.
Cancer & Nutrition
Eating well is essential for good health and for preventing an array of diseases and conditions, including cancer. Food has tremendous healing properties, therefore it is important to understand which foods prevent cancer, disrupts its growth, and stops it from spreading to the rest of the body. Read more
At Blum Center for Health we teach you how to proactively use food and nutrients to prevent diseases like cancer from occurring. If cancer should occur, we use evidence-based protocols, including specific food and nutrients, to help you during cancer treatment and recovery, addressing:
- Immune system; detecting and eliminating cancers
- Detoxification pathways; encouraging the elimination of toxins
- Inflammation; a known risk factor for developing cancer
- Restoring optimal digestive system function
It is much simpler to maintain good health than to restore it. Learn how to do so through diet and lifestyle, and reverse precursors to disease such as inflammation and insulin resistance. We combine Functional Medicine to assess your disease risk, with “food as medicine” to create an individualized nutrition plan just for you.
For the Cancer Patient
Cancer treatment often causes nutrition-related side effects including altered taste, poor appetite, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and fatigue. Treatment can also impair your gastrointestinal system, especially the good flora and intestinal lining. Many foods can be used to help minimize side effects while others can actually enhance treatment.
Seasons of Survivorship
At Blum Center for Health, cancer survivorship is recognized as a distinct phase of cancer care. As a patient moves on after treatment he or she is at risk for other medical complications as well as cancer recurrence. Treatment can also cause depletion of nutrients, and disruption of the digestive and hormone systems. Let us join your medical team—we can look deeply inside your cells and guide you back to optimal health.
Additional Nutritional Support:
Also available to you are our lineup of BlumKitchen education programs, all designed to help you follow your food plan for lasting lifestyle changes. They include:
- Blum Signature Cooking Demos
- Hands-on Cooking Classes
- Learn @ Lunch Series with Dr. Blum
- Free Pantry, Freezer & Fridge Makeover
Too busy to cook? Visit our partner, Organic Pharmer, for an amazing array of delicious and nutritious cold pressed juices, shakes, soups, salads and more – all 100% organic, vegan, gluten, soy and corn free, and Dr. Blum approved!
BlumKitchen Nutrition Guide & Cookbook
If you love to cook, take home our BlumKitchen Nutrition Guide & Cookbook and be inspired to prepare food that is even more nourishing since it will be infused with your loving energy and care.