FAQs

 

How do I get started?

You can book an Intake appointment online here anytime, day or night!

 

What should I bring to the Intake Appointment?

If you have any recent (last 6 months) labwork please bring it with you to the Intake Appointment. We may not get to it during this first meetup, but it will be great information to have moving forward. Also, please bring any current supplement bottles that you are taking for review.

 

I’m unsure about booking, could we chat on the phone for a bit first?

While I am happy to answer any questions via email, it is time prohibitive to offer consult phone calls. In order to keep client scheduling as accessible as possible, email correspondence is the best method for any pre-booking questions. I do my best to respond within 48 hours, often much sooner!

 

Where is the office located and what should I know about arrival?

The BN Office is located on the 2nd floor at 2375 Shattuck Ave. Look for the big red door and there’s a buzzer you can press to be let in. Sessions start on time so no need to arrive early!

 

How many visits will I need?

The answer to this question varies greatly. Many people find they continue on with appointments past their original symptoms relief because the services continue to help them feel better each visit! Each session we work to delve deeper, at the right pace for each client as their individual needs vary as well as their individual comfort zone. It also depends upon your goals and the work you do on your own between sessions. My goal is that you feel progress each and every session which helps keep you motivated to continue moving you closer to your goals!

 

Do you work with {Hashimoto’s/Celiac/Hormone Imbalance/Digestive Disorders/Emotional challenges/etc}

Yes! I have many clients who have come to BN with chronic issues, auto-immunity, depression/anxiety, and many others. If in doubt, contact me for more information!

 

I am vegetarian/vegan, will your services be right for me?

In order to provide the best support, vegetarians and vegans must be comfortable taking supplements that contain animal tissue extracts and ingredients, as well as be open to the possibility that meat and animal products may one day be in their best health interest to include in their diet down the road. While changes may take time, an openness to the possibility and to change and healing is essential.

 
 

Do you book appointments with teens and young children?

Absolutely! I have seen infants on up to seniors and even have a few pictures in my office drawn by a few of my younger clients! Technically, my youngest clients have still been in the womb and it’s amazing to see their energy fields grow as they do! Parents/guardians can complete the same digital paperwork, leaving out any parts that are not relevant due to age.

 

Can you tell me about the supplements you use in your office?

The supplements recommended in office are high quality, whole foods based nutrients that are only available through health care practitioners and include vitamins, minerals, herbals, and other nutritional support. It is very important, when purchasing supplements, to know your source and purchase only from trustworthy places! Berkeley Nutrition does carry supplements in office to provide ease of purchase for clients. Supplements average $5-15/day, usually the higher side in the beginning as the body is most depleted and has the greatest need of support.

 

What about lab tests? Hair tests? Saliva tests?

Yes! There are great tests out there that really help us better understand your story. Although BN does not order blood work and can not diagnose, we can give you a list of specific tests to request from your Dr. and can help you better understand the results through education. Salivary testing can provide and in-depth source of information, especially in regards to adrenal and hormone health. Hair Mineral Analysis testing is also a fantastic tool and is generally ordered during the Intake appointment to provide not only a baseline but helpful information to start.

Testing prices vary and recommendations are based upon each clients individual needs. Testing requested during the Intake appointment may average from $145-400, with followup tests at 3-6 months afterwards.

 

How much are appointments? When is payment due? What about Insurance?

2018 Prices and Fees:
Intake Appointment – $225.00 (60-75 min)
Followup Appointments – $165.00 (approx 1 hr)
Save on a 6 or 12 Session pack ~ Payment plans available.

Payment is due at the end of each session. Supplements and Lab work are not included in above prices, and vary depending upon each client’s individual needs. Berkeley Nutrition accepts cash or credit. We do not accept insurance. HSA/FSA cards are often able to be used, check with your provider for more details.

 

Policies & Procedures: Cancellation? Returns?

If you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment, please notify us at least 48 hours before your appointment or you may be charged for the full missed session. Tests and supplements, including special order and direct ship items, can not be returned. All packages and services are non-refundable and must be used within 6 months from date of purchase. Labs and Supplements, including in-office purchases and special order, are non-refundable.

**Be advised that any nutritional program suggested is not intended as a treatment for any disease. The intent of any nutritional recommendation is to support the physiological and biochemical processes of the human body and not to diagnose, treat, cure, prevent any disease or condition. You should always consult with a qualified medical professional before making changes to your diet, prescription medication, lifestyle or exercise activities.**