NUTRITION

Nutrition Program at Pekoe

Pekoe Acupuncture and Wellness offers a comprehensive nutrition program that is designed to offer an alternative to conventional Western dietetics and meet clients where they are, utilizing food energetics and supplements to cultivate vitality and optimal health.  From intervention in chronic disease or conditions, to treating digestive dysfunction and food intolerance, to deconstructing and reprograming behavioral patterns around food, to practical coaching in efficient, budget-friendly meal planning, our team provides integrative plans tailored to address the unique nutritional needs of each client.  Our mission is to transcend diet fads and conventional Western dietetics and offer our clients innovative solutions and support in meeting their health goals.  We create the space for the body to heal itself through nutritional wisdom and healthy lifestyle support.

Pekoe’s nutrition program offers two major therapy paths – Functional Nutritional Medicine and Holistic Health & Nutrition Coaching – which clients can explore individually or our team may custom design a comprehensive treatment plan that responds to a client’s unique needs with a specialized combination of therapies.

 

Functional Nutritional Medicine

Noah Samuels, L.Ac., Dipl. OM, MTOM

Licensed Acupuncturist, Herbalist & Functional Nutritional Medicine Consultant

 

 

Holistic Health & Nutrition Coaching

Dahlia Shaaban, CHHC, RYT

Certified Holistic Health Coach, Thai Yoga Therapist & Registered Yoga Teacher

While conventional Western medicine treats the symptoms of diseases, it often fails to explore and prevent the root causes of disease.   Most chronic diseases are preventable.  Modern medical research is only beginning to understand the extent to which sound gastrointestinal health is paramount to the prevention of disease.Through his condition-based services, Noah seeks to prevent and reverse the root causes and manifestations of disease.  In his work with clients, Noah first identifies the breakdown of digestive function where otherwise mainstream medicine cannot offer much, and then prescribes dietary and supplement protocol so body can heal itself. Diets don’t work. In essence, diets are based on the concept of willpower or deprivation, and distrust of the body.  It is no wonder that so many people experience anxiety and guilt about their relationship to their bodies and the very food that nourishes them.Dahlia utilizes the energetics of food and the cultivation of balanced, conscious lifestyle to support her clients in sustainably losing weight, fostering vitality, and preventing illness.  She educates her clients in the foundations of a strong nutritional practice (no calorie counting here!), deconstructs and reprograms behavioral patterns around food, and provides practical coaching in efficient, nourishing, and budget-friendly meal planning.  She designs her services to help clients awaken the healthiest, most vibrant versions of themselves.
Goals:

  • Identify breakdown of organ and system dysfunction, environmental and foods intolerances, nutritional deficiency, and more
  • Intervene and reverse underlying causes of  chronic disease or conditions through detox cleanses and dietary and supplemental protocol

 

 

  Goals:

  • Design actionable plans tailored to unique needs of client with tools and resources to cultivate and maintain healthy lifestyle
  • Deconstruct and reprogram emotional and behavioral patterns around food
  • Support in practical implementation of dietary protocol
  • Design and support in implementation efficient, nourishing, budget-friendly meal planning  
Specialties:

  • Chronic disease and condition-based interventions
  • Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes
  • Overweight
  • Hypertension
  • Cancer support
  • Elevated Cholesterol
  • Hypo/hyperglycemia
  • Adrenal Fatigue

 

  Specialties:

  • Emotional eating
  • Sugar addiction
  • Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes
  • Digestive Wellness
  • Application of Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Nutrition in Modern Lifestyle
  • Healthy Meal Planning (Healthy Eating Tours, Kitchen Assessments, Cooking Lessons)
Services:

  • One time nutrition consultation with follow up
  • Lab testing for nutritional status, digestive function, allergies, detoxification ability and more.
  • Create dietary protocol based on individual needs
  • Prescription of supplement and herbs
  • 14- Day Cleanses

 

  Services:

  • Initial Nutrition & Wellness Consultation
  • Nutritional and lifestyle coaching in three and six month programs
  • Healthy eating tours
  • Kitchen assessments
  • Food for the week cooking lessons

 

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