Nutrition Counseling | LEAP
Nutrition counseling is available to all WomanCare patients, as well as family members and non-patients. Our Registered and Licensed Dietitian provides one-on-one, personalized nutrition recommendations in a relaxed and private atmosphere. Half-hour to one-hour appointments are available for pregnancy, women’s health, high cholesterol, weight management, osteoporosis, digestive concerns, review of supplements and general nutrition for disease prevention/wellness. Food intolerance testing is also available, which involves a blood test to determine food causes of IBS, migraines, fibromyalgia and other chronic diseases related to inflammation.
Nutritionist Peggy Tsevis, MPH, RD, LD
Lifestyle, Eating and Performance Testing At WomanCare (LEAP)
Typically, a person may exhibit multiple symptoms of food intolerances.
To assess whether you suffer from food intolerances, try our online symptom survey:
The LEAP program is intended to remediate the symptoms of patients suffering from irritable bowel, migraines, fibromyalgia and other chronic diseases related to inflammation. According to medical research, diet often provokes these conditions. Therefore, properly managing one’s diet is vital to getting optimal outcomes. Experts agree that accurate identification of the offending foods or additives is the first step in achieving rapid, effective relief. Many patients are on numerous medications for these conditions, which are often refractory to treatment.
With LEAP, a patient’s blood is drawn and tested for 170 different foods and chemicals that are common in the American diet. Once reactive foods are identified, an individualized diet is developed as part of the LEAP protocol. A patient will work closely with our certified LEAP dietitian to implement their personalized diet and monitor their symptoms. By removing reactive foods, the immune system is given time to calm down, allowing symptoms of food sensitivities to improve in as little as 5-10 days.
A patient can expect to receive the following with the LEAP plan:
In-house blood draw
Overnight FedEx of the blood sample to the lab
An individualized ImmunoCalm diet, divided into 5 phases, specifying exact foods to be consumed over the next 4 weeks
A rotation diet after completing phases 1-5, which helps avoid the possibility of new food intolerances developing
A 64 page booklet outlining program details, basic recipes, shopping tips, restaurant/travelguides, rotation diet tips, food sensitivity resources/websites and more
3 to 5 individualized visits with our certified LEAP dietitian
Lose weight now!! And quickly! Let us find the program that is right for you. Talk to our receptionist today to schedule an appointment.