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Frequently Asked Questions
Do you diagnosis or treat medical conditions?
Absolutely NOT! I am not a medical doctor and do not diagnose or treat any medical condition. I am not a substitute for your medical physician. With many people turning toward complementary and alternative medicine therapies (CAM therapies), we can easily find ourselves viewing our CAM health practitioners as our "doctor" who is "treating" our condition. Again, I do not treat medical conditions. I mentor my clients, teaching proper lifestyle that is specific to their unique situation.
Then what do you do and why would I want your services?
Excellent question! According to the World Health Organization: “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition." Hence, I am a practitioner who supports health - the complete physical, mental and social well-being - for all human beings, period. As a clinical nutritionist, I focus specifically on supporting the physical body and mind with food and nutraceuticals (nutrients and botanicals). Choosing to work with me acknowledges what I do, that is, my scope of practice. My services are for anyone who understands or wants to understand the proper role of nutrition and herbs in promoting and maintaining health. My services are for anyone who seeks to understand more about their body, and become empowered to tune into the signals of their body and take responsibility for it by properly addressing those signals. I am first and foremost, your teacher.
WHat are your methods of assessment?
My assessment toolbox is not limited to one tool. As an eclectic health practitioner, I utilize a variety of tools to not only evaluate, but to support the human being. Most of my evaluation tools are qualitative in nature, utilizing accurate questionnaires and asking specific questions in consultation. I also look at my students' teeth, hair, skin, eyes, nails, and tongue for specific indicators of energetic blockages and functional imbalances. I also utilize quantitative tools, including laboratory blood results and diagnostic reports, which may be ordered by your physician. Collectively, I get a comprehensive overview of what my students need support with.
Why so much paperwork and questions?
It is essential to have a comprehensive overview of your health, understanding not only your current condition, but to assess past influences that have contributed to your present circumstances.
WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE AND/OR RELEVANCE OF SOME OF THE QUESTIONS TO MY CONDITION?
As a holistically oriented health practitioner, it is important to look at the whole person, not just the specific labeled condition that your medical doctor has diagnosed you has having. Many of the questions reflect levels of distress on the organ systems.
Disclaimer: All services, including evaluation methods, provided by Michael Pellegrino are for educational and informational purposes only and may not be construed as medical advice. The information is not intended to replace medical advice offered by licensed (wholistic/integrative) medical physicians.
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