Holistic Nutrition

Nutrition is a key element of good health. Holistic nutrition is the modern natural approach to developing a healthy balanced diet while taking into account the person as whole. Holistic health is an approach to treating a person’s well being by taking into consideration all aspects of life. A long term course of action includes emotional and spiritual health along with the physical body. Modern traditional medicine tends to focus on treating symptoms rather than finding the root cause. If a person is experiencing a symptom or chronic condition, the problem has most likely been developing for some time. The goal of holistic nutrition is to facilitate a health recovery plan as well as build a strong foundation for long term optimum health. Sunu’s Dietician Nutritionist Kristi can work with you to design a personalized nutrition programs to that will help to recover and protect your health, prevent allergic reactions and alleviate symptoms of many disorders.

Nutrition Testing at Sunu

Sunu now provides complete nutrition testing and analyzation. Wondering if you could benefits from nutrition testing? An adverse reaction to food may show up as a weakened immune system, rashes, achy joints, eczema, fatigue, etc. Symptoms may also be as simple as any perceptible change in how we feel and/or function.

Other possible signs that you have a food sensitivity:

  • Moodiness, brain fog, headaches
  • Food cravings
  • Fatigue
  • Heartburn
  • Joint pain
  • Acne, rosacea, dark circles
  • Gas, bloating, constipation

All testing is completed at the clinic appointment via a saliva swab and small hair or nail sample. Test results are obtained approximately 3 weeks post submission. A 60 minute Result Overview Visit is scheduled for 3 weeks after the initial visit, and a 30 minute followup scheduled for 4-6 weeks post Result Visit. See the below section for all Nutrition Testing Package options. Call Sunu Minnetonka for more information, Additional Nutrition Packages are available.

Nutrition Testing with Kristi

Full Health Scan Package – 3 Visits

Includes: 30 min. Intake & Lab-draw visit, Lab work, 60 min. Lab-Result Overview Visit, & 30 min. Followup (5% off appts ) $478
The human body is complex. It is comprised of systems which are made up of organs, glands, tissues, and much more. These individual areas have their own function and how those areas are functioning greatly influence how well we look and feel. The Full Scan looks at specific stress on body systems and organs, nutritional and hormonal imbalances, food and environmental sensitivities, and resonating toxins. The Full Scan is a great option for first time clients as well as those experiencing chronic health issues.

Food and Environmental Sensitivity Scan Package – 3 Visits

Includes: 30 min. Intake & Lab-draw visit, Lab work, 60 min. Lab-Result Overview Visit, & 30 min. Followup (5% off appts) $328
What we consume and what we are exposed to in our environment can greatly affect our wellbeing, creating a negative impact on the body. These are called sensitivities. By cutting sensitivities out of our diet or surroundings, our body can begin the process of balancing out. But how do we know if a food or environmental exposure is causing an issue? You may consume certain foods and immediately feel funky (upset stomach, bloating, gas, slow bowels, etc). With all of the ingredients on our dinner plate or in that packaged snack, it can be difficult to pinpoint which ingredients are the culprits of that nasty feeling. The Sensitivity Scan can determine close to 1000 potential food and environmental sensitivities.

Prenatal Scan Package – 3 Visits

Includes: 30 min. Intake & Lab-draw visit, Lab work, 60 min. Lab-Result Overview Visit, & 30 min. Followup (5% off appts) $353
The Prenatal Scan includes a sensitivity scan and a nutritional imbalance scan. For the sensitivity portion, we scan for close to 1000 different food and environmental sensitivities. Sensitivities can have a negative impact on the body and its overall wellbeing, make it critical for the body to avoid any sensitivities that resonate. For nutritional deficiencies, we scan for vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, and fatty acids. We list the deficiencies along with food sources that contain that particular nutrient. This scan provides expectant mothers with the necessary information to work towards optimizing the health of their own body as well as that of their unborn baby.

Food & Environmental Sensitivities Plus Nutritional Imbalances Scan Package – Visits

Includes: 30 min. Intake & Lab-draw visit, Lab work, 60 min. Lab-Result Overview Visit, & 30 min. Followup (5% off appts) $353
The Food and Environmental Sensitivities Plus Nutritional Imbalances Scan includes a sensitivity scan and a nutritional imbalance scan. For the sensitivity portion, we scan for close to 1000 different food and environmental sensitivities. Sensitivities can have a negative impact on the body and its overall wellbeing, make it critical for the body to avoid any sensitivities that resonate. For nutritional deficiencies, we scan for vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, and fatty acids. We list the deficiencies along with food sources that contain that particular nutrient.

Nutrition at Sunu

 

Kristi Pink, MPH, RD, LDN, Integrative Nutritionist (Minnetonka)

Kristi Pink, Integrative NutritionistKristi Pink is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach whose passion and purpose is helping others heal naturally from the inside out by honoring the bio individual person. Her work includes customized nutrition approaches, nutritional testing options that are tailored to the individual. Kristi has learned through her expertise and personal experience the impact that the bio-individual nutrition choices can have on ones health and overall well-being and she is more passionate and excited about her work each and every day.

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Erin Barnes, RD, Integrative and Functional Nutrition Specialist (Minnetonka)

Erin Barnes, Integrative and Functional Nutrition SpecialistErin Barnes is an Integrative and Functional nutrition specialist and traditional food enthusiast whose goal is to help her clients achieve vitality through a holistic, personalized approach to health and healing.

Through her work with hundreds of clients and through navigating her own health and healing journey, Erin has learned to embody a simple, approachable, non-diet, food-first philosophy.

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