HEALTH PRACTITIONER COACHING & TRAINING:
Please see Pomeroy Institute for Functional Nutrition for more information.
Pomeroy Institute For Functional Nutrition provides 1-on-1 phone/skype consultations for health practitioners looking for guidance on lab test interpretation and difficult client cases and offers comprehensive advanced-level training courses that teach practitioners about a variety of health-related topics and how to use functional lab testing to identify and correct underlying causes that are at the root of their clients' symptoms.
Do you find yourself struggling with any of the following on a frequent or daily basis?
- Gas & Belching
- Abdominal pain
- Heartburn / Acid reflux / GERD
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Skin problems (acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, etc)
- Food sensitivities
- Weight gain
- Brain fog
- Joint and muscle pain
- Hormonal problems (PMS, hot flashes, low libido, etc)
- Low thyroid symptoms (cold hands and feet, hair loss, fatigue, weight gain, etc)
- Depression and anxiety
- Food cravings
These are all signs of an unhealthy gut (digestive system).
We are NOT currently accepting new clients at this time, as Lisa Pomeroy, ND, is focusing her time on coaching and training health practitioners and is not available for 1-on-1 client consultations.
If, at some point in the future, our schedule opens up and we are able to offer client consultations again, we will update our website with that information. For recommendations on locating other functional medicine/functional nutrition practitioners, please see our FAQ section.
However, in the future, we may to be able to offer functional lab test analysis. We are considering an option for individuals to be able to order functional lab tests through us and receive a written or video nutritional interpretation with dietary, lifestyle, and supplement recommendations. [This does not include phone or e-mail support. For further details on this service, see our FAQ]
Can you relate to any of these situations?
- Are your tummy troubles interfering with your social life? We had one client who stopped attending parties and would leave her friend's house shortly after dinner because her foul-smelling gas was too embarrassing.
- Are your digestive woes affecting your time with your family? We've had clients who were worried to leave their house and missed out on the fun they could've had with their significant other and/or kids.
- Are your misbehaving intestines affecting your job performance? We had a client who would frequently call her co-workers from the bathroom to let them know she was okay, but it would just be a little bit longer until she would be back.
ALL CONSULTATION APPOINTMENTS ARE DONE BY PHONE
The good news is, we can help!
We know what you're going through!
I founded Pomeroy Natural Health Solutions because I know firsthand what it's like to suffer with gut issues - I've been we're you're at! I spent many years and tens of thousands of dollars seeing doctor after doctor (both conventional and holistic) trying to discover what was going on in my body, but coming up empty. In the end, I had to find the solution myself. I learned functional medicine / functional nutrition from some of the top training programs in the country, ran functional lab tests on myself, and finally had the answers I had so long been seeking. To begin with, my gut was full of pathogenic organisms. These infections were wrecking havoc on my entire digestive tract, depleting my adrenal glands, robbing me of essential nutrients, and causing numerous symptoms. I addressed these infections one-by-one, methodically ridding my body of these unwelcome intruders, then repairing all the destruction they had done. I also had a gluten sensitivity that was causing my immune system to attack and destroy my thyroid gland (Hashimoto's thyroiditis). A year after adopting a strict gluten-free diet, my antibodies had disappeared and this disease was in complete remission. All of this work took some time and effort, but it was well worth it, and my health began to be restored.
- Lisa Pomeroy, ND, FDN-P, CMS, RA
The key to my recovery was the identification of the following infections, imbalances, and factors contributing to my gut problems:
- Helicobacter pylori
- Cryptosporidium parvum
- Giardia lamblia
- Dientamoeba fragilis
- Blastocystis hominis
- Ascaris lumbricoides (roundworms)
- Candida (yeast)
- SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth)
- Viral infections
- Gluten sensitivity
- Hashimoto's thyroiditis
At Pomeroy Natural Health Solutions, our Functional Nutrition approach to restore digestive health seeks to:
Identify The Root Cause & Fix It
We use advanced functional lab testing to uncover the reason behind your symptoms (i.e. H pylori infection) and then address these root causes with dietary and lifestyle changes as well as targeted nutritional supplement protocols.
Determine & Correct Physiological Damage
There is body-wide physiological damage that occurs as a result of these underlying causes, so our testing also helps us find out which areas of the body were damaged so we can repair them and normalize gut function (i.e. nutritional deficiencies, low stomach acid).
Provide Symptom Relief (as needed)
We understand how miserable digestive problems can be, so while we work on correcting the root cause behind your symptoms, we can offer symptomatic relief as needed (i.e. supplements that soothe the GI tract and help with pain, acid reflux, etc
Hippocrates may have said this over 2,000 years ago, but it's still true today, and that's why we include extensive lab testing for gut function as part of our functional nutrition program.
Why does the gut "malfunction" in the first place?
Poor Diet (Sugar and refined carbohydrates feed yeast and lower immunity; meat from non-organic animals contains antibiotic residues)
Inflammatory Foods (Gluten is the #1 pro-inflammatory food - it causes increased intestinal permeability, aka "leaky gut," in EVERYONE)
Pathogens (Parasites, bacteria, yeast, viruses can all take up residence in the human gut, where they produce toxins and damage the intestines)
Antibiotic Use (These drugs cause dysbiosis - an imbalance of good and bad flora - in the gut by wiping out the good bacteria)
NSAID Medications (These drugs damage the mucosal lining of the gut) [Aspirin, Ibuprofen/Advil, Naproxen/Aleve]
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Antacids & PPI drugs (These OTC and prescription medications lower stomach acid, which leaves us vulnerable to any pathogens we ingest in our food and water. Minerals require an acidic environmental for absorption, so when we reduce HCL levels, we cannot properly absorb the calcium, magnesium, and zinc from the food we eat. PPI's were never meant to be taken long-term.)
Artificial Sweeteners (Sucralose, aka "Splenda," is a chlorinated synthetic sugar which kills friendly bacteria in the gut. In fact, it reduces the amount of good bacteria in the intestines by 50%! It also increases the pH level in the intestines, slowing down digestion. Researchers have found that consuming sucralose can cause IBS, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn's disease.)
GMO Food (Bt crops have been genetically engineered to produce a toxin that kills insects that try to feed on these plants by punching holes in the lining of the insects' gut. Guess what... scientists have found that these genes transfer to our gut bacteria when we eat GMO foods and we get a "pesticide factory" inside our gut which makes toxins that attack our gut cells.)
HPA Axis Dysfunction (Adrenal Fatigue) (Chronic stress exhausts the adrenal glands, which are responsible for the production of secretory IgA [SIgA] - our first line of defense against pathogens in the gut that prevents them from sticking to the surface of the gut and colonizing. Also when we're stressed, our body breaks down our gut lining to make energy.)
Nutritional Deficiencies (Zinc and Vitamin B1 are needed to produce stomach acid which we need to digest our food and protect us against pathogens ingested in food and water. Vitamin B3 is involved in the normal secretion of bile and is needed to metabolize fats. The amino acid glutamine is the primary fuel for the cells that line the small intestine. Vitamin A is needed for the lining of the intestinal tract.)
The information on this website is for informational purposes only. This information is never meant to replace the advice of a licensed physician. Lisa Pomeroy, ND, FDN-P, CMS, RA is a functional nutrition consultant. She is not a licensed medical professional and does not claim to be so. The information presented by Pomeroy Natural Health Solutions, LLC is not meant to diagnose, treat or cure any medical condition. If you suffer from any medical condition, you are encouraged to consult a medical doctor. When starting any nutrition or supplement program, you are encouraged to inform your primary care physician first.