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Work with Tanya Borowski, Functional Nutritionist

Achieve your optimal health potential with a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner

Tanya Borowski, Certified Practitioner

Becoming a client of Nutritional Values

The way that Tanya works with clients differs considerably from the conventional model so please do read the following information thoroughly to familiarise yourself with the process.

Functional Medicine, which is the modality Tanya has trained in extensively and became one of only 15 others currently in the UK fully certified in April 2016, focuses on the underlying factors that are causing and fuelling your symptoms or condition. A Functional Medicine practitioner is somewhat like a health detective, gathering all the clues of your past, such as your family history, health history, exposure to environmental toxins and stressors, social life history, traumatic events, relationships, diet, exercise and sleep habits. Armed with this information as well as the results of appropriate and sometimes further detailed laboratory testing, Tanya seeks to uncover where and why your body is not functioning optimally and then determine your specific treatment plan that includes: nutrition advise, botanical medicines, supplements, specialised dietary programs such as gut healing, weight-loss or liver support, stress-management techniques and exercise advise. In Functional Medicine, there’s no one-size-fits-all treatment so even if you and a friend have the same symptoms or condition you won’t get the same treatment plan because your journeys have been entirely different and unique.

Finding root causes, conducting testing, researching and connecting all the dots of your health puzzle, to create you a unique treatment plan, it takes time. In this type of work Tanya cannot truly help you in 1-2 sessions. It’s rather like committing to increase your fitness to run a marathon; a one off session at the gym or going to a class every once in while isn’t going to achieve your goal of completing a marathon.

After years practicing in this way Tanya has a sense of how much time it may take to facilitate healing — how much time behind the scenes putting together your health jigsaw and on-going treatment plan can take. Plan on a minimum of 4 months and for others it may be a longer process. It’s a commitment from both of you.

If you need to and haven’t done so yet, spend some time reading some testimonials form Tanya’s previous clients here.

 

I like the sound of this approach and would like to work with Tanya

All new clients begin with a Case Review & Functional Physical Exam-Initial Appointment which is 90 minutes & includes:

  • A thorough review of your medical and health history
  • A review of your current diet and nutritional supplements
  • A body systems functional health assessment that can including in-office metrics such as body composition, heart rate variability, pulse oxygenation, blood pressure, basic blood cholesterol, triglycerides and saliva and urine analysis.
  • Reviewing any current & relevant blood work
  • Providing you with some foundational nutritional advise to follow based on your case review and body systems assessment.
  • Ordering of any appropriate and more detailed blood work &/or functional testing
  • A written functional report and a bespoke plan to follow

After the first appointment Tanya will reflect on all the information gathered and then create a foundational plan for you to follow, in the form of a written report. It will contain her hypothesis of your health complaints including a summary of the underlying patterns she feels are contributing to your symptoms together with a bespoke food plan, lifestyle and appropriate supplement advise targeted to your situation. Often there are recommendations for tests to now perform to further re-define treatment plan options but not always.

After the first Initial Case Review appointment you will have scheduled follow-up appointments throughout the remainder of your treatment plan.

The booking process

Spring 2017 update:
I’m so sorry to write, but as of 3rd April I am unable to take on any new clients until September. I am currently booked for new client appointments into June, and will be taking sometime during July and August away from my clinic to research, attended further advanced training as well as spending some overdue quality time with my family. I will of course be supporting my existing clients throughout this period, within clinic hours.

If you have a new enquiry, please could you complete the new client request form in step one below or e-mail admin@nutritionalvalues.co.uk and if we are able to help, we can make a booking for you for September onwards.

There are some exciting resources coming for the Autumn: Specifically, around my passion of helping those with Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism, digestive complaints & SIBO uncover their “root causes” to dis-ease. And, finally a new look website, so I’ve got a lot of support coming your way, so please stay tuned!

In the very best of health,

Tanya x

Step one: Complete a New Client Request form - **please do note the Spring Update above**
new client request forms are being assessed for September 2017 intake, thank you.

In order to make sure you are a good medical fit and that your health goals are realistically within the scope of Tanya’s practice you‘ll firstly need to apply to become a client by filling out the requested information on the NEW CLIENT REQUEST FORM that is included in this information pack - or downloaded form website* here. On receipt of the completed form, and if Tanya feels she can indeed help, you’ll be e-mailed by her office within 48 hours (Monday- Friday) with availability for you to choose from for the initial case review appointment.
* On most devices this will download directly into your downloads folder, complete, save and then e-mail to admin@nutritionalvalues.co.uk.

Step two: Initial Case Review & Functional Physical Exam Appointment (80 - 90 mins)

Step three: Start following the plan provided

Tanya will have provided you with all the tools you’ll need to start making diet and lifestyle changes. She may have also recommended some nutraceuticals to support your plan.

Step four: On-going Support, follow up appointments.

In summary, once we have received and reviewed your paperwork from step one you may be eligible to book. Within 48 hours (Monday – Friday) Tanya’s office will contact you promptly to set up your Initial Case Review & Functional Physical Exam Appointment that will review:

  • your health and medical history
  • your diet and lifestyle
  • function of the key body systems related to your ailment through some foundational
  • the history, onset and key characteristics of your illness
  • medications and supplements
  • Order any appropriate and more detailed blood work &/or functional testing that Tanya feels can enhance treatment plan outcomes
  • Provide (within 1 week of this appointment) a written Functional Report of Findings that: explain’s what she believes is causing your health ailment/s, provides dietary and lifestyle guidelines together with targeted supplemental advise

During your First Follow up: Treatment Plan Consultation Tanya will provide you with a Report of Findings. This is where she will:

  • Explain what she thinks is causing your health ailment/s
  • Provide dietary and lifestyle guidelines
  • Provide your initial treatment program

During Subsequent Follow up appointments Tanya will:

  • Monitor your response to treatment
  • Explain any new lab findings
  • Adjust treatment based upon laboratory findings and your level of responsiveness
  • Order any follow up testing needed as treatment progress
  • Work to improve your health as soon as possible

We offer a complementary ten-minute call to answer any questions you may have about our service. This is not a consultation, but it is an opportunity to ask some fundamental questions you may have, that haven’t been answered on the website and simply connect with Tanya. To book this 10 minute call (which will be a Monday morning between 10 and midday) please click here.

How much will this cost?

It’s difficult to list an exact amount because different people will require differing levels of her time. However, Tanya passionately wants to be able to offer the most cost-effective plan so her work is accessible to all. What does that mean? It means she will not order frivolous testing or prescribe multiple supplements that could squander your financial resources.

Lab testing is one area where fees can quickly add up. Hopefully you will be relieved to know that an average lab test costs in-between £150-£295, and that a new patient usually requires between one-to-three tests to get started, depending on the case. The Comprehensive Metabolic Blood Chemistry (click here for details) is the most utilised as is the single most efficient, effective and affordable tool for quickly evaluating your health. It screens for a wide range of conditions, including several types of anaemia; viral and bacterial infections; immune status and inflammation, insulin resistance and hypoglycemia; liver and kidney issues; and thyroid health. It offers important clues for how to structure and focus your treatment to get the best results. And it provides a baseline of biomarkers that can be used to objectively track the progress of your treatment over time.

Clinic Visits – Tanya usually sees or speaks with a client once a month to begin with and then this is extended to 6 weeks. Depending on the severity of the case, treatment length can range from three months to a year.

Fee Structure:

Case Review & Physical Exam, Initial Appointment, 70-85 minutes £295

Follow up appointments pro rata per hour

£180 plus Lab Interpretation (see below)


Fees for the case review reflect that Tanya also spend at least a further 45 minutes of her professional time on your case outside of the in clinic appointment.

Lab Interpretation:
£45 for written reporting of up to 2 lab profiles
£65 for written reporting of 3 plus lab profiles

This fee helps keep billing fair. Instead of building this fee into the cost of a follow up appointment, and thus making everyone pay a higher rate, it is charged separately. This is done so those that need little lab work can pay less, while those who require more lab work will be billed accordingly for the time I take outside of the appointment to analyse in conjunction with your case history and write an updated report.

Concessions are available for senior citizens and those on disability allowance.

The cost of laboratory testing is not included in the fees see full schedule of fees here for costs of labs commonly used in her practice.

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