First, a detailed assessment of your health/medical conditions, food preferences, and lifestyle is conducted to identify your individual challenges and goals.
Lab Work: During the initial consult meeting, it is beneficial to look at present and past medical lab work. The labs indicate which values are in the appropriate range and, which values have changed from year to year, and identify potential red flags for values that are borderline abnormal.
Family History: Understanding what medical conditions are in a patient’s immediate and extended family is a major indicator for issues that can potentially manifest during an individual’s lifecycle.
Food Records: Patients are asked to bring in a food record – a “snapshot” of their daily food intake – for a few weekdays/weekends. However, it is understood that there are few “typical” days, and food habits can vary greatly on any given day. Food records are still quite helpful in identifying food preferences and meal/snack timing.