WELLNESS & HEALTHCARE SERVICES

in Fort Collins, Colorado

Nutrition Visits

Ella-200x300Ella Soderholm is a Registered Nurse (RN) and a Master Nutrition Therapist (MNT). She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN in 2006.  She worked initially in the hospital setting in the Operating Room. Prevention was always top of mind for her as the most impactful approach, and the importance of this became more evident in the hospital setting, being surrounded constantly by sick people. A year later she transitioned to public health and worked there for the next 7 years, with focus on family planning and STD prevention. After struggling with and overcoming the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease through diet and lifestyle intervention, Ella learned the importance of ‘food as medicine’ and decided to further her education in nutrition. She wanted to work in a field where root cause was the focus, instead of symptom management. She wanted to empower people to take control of their health, by teaching them the connection between what they put in their bodies and their health.

Ella completed her MNT certification through the Nutrition Therapy Institute in Denver, CO in 2015.  She feels passionate about helping others achieve optimal health as a result of her health journey. Ella is also First Line Therapy Certified and believes that 90% of disease management comes from diet and lifestyle changes. She is here to provide you with the tools you need to take control of chronic health problems and achieve your personal health goals.

In her free time, Ella enjoys spending time outside! XC skiing, hiking, swimming, paddle boarding and anything that involves her son and husband. She also loves to cook, and takes pride in feeding her family well.

Areas of focus include:

  • Weight management
  • General health and nutrition screenings
  • Gluten sensitivities and celiac disease
  • Food intolerances and food allergies
  • Gastrointestinal conditions including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease/GERD
  • Irritable bowel syndrome/IBS
  • SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)
  • Gas, bloating, and leaky gut symptoms
  • Autoimmune diseases

Nutrition Packages:

Nutrition is paramount in our functional approach, so Ella is involved in all new patient packages to help align diet with individualized treatment plans. In addition to her collaboration in the Functional Medicine Package, she offers individually designed treatment plans for diet, nutritional supplements and lifestyle changes based on testing results in the below packages.

A. Young Adult Nutritional Screening

A perfect way to begin a healthy journey for your child. We see young adults beginning at age 14 and offer this package thru age 23. This is a comprehensive metabolic and nutritional panel designed to screen for common areas of concern in our youth. Screening your child for cardio-metabolic and nutritional imbalances will lay down a foundation of health for their future.
  • Did you know 95% of our youth have simple to treat nutritional deficiencies ?
  • Did you know that children as young as age 3 have been found to have coronary artery disease?
  • Did you know that the risk of type 2 Diabetes among our youth has increased by 30% as obesity rises?
  • Do you have an athlete? Most of our young athletes need intensified nutritional support as they use more critical nutrients with aggressive training programs.  Nutrients like magnesium, coQ10, glutamine, and B vitamins can help restore and enhance their play.
  • Does your adolescent/young adult struggle with healthy food choices?

Cost is $350.00. Must be paid in full at time of service.

Included in Package:

  • Two 60 minute visits with the nutritionist to review lab work and create a personalized diet and lifestyle plan
  • Two body composition measurements
  • Lab work:
    • Extended lipid panels looking at LDL particle numbers and size
    • Inflammatory markers
    • Genetic markers
    • Vitamin D
    • Nutrient, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidant markers

This is NOT a functional medical visit. This visit is specifically designed to meet the demand of anyone seeking disease prevention. This visit will NOT incorporate acute care complaints, but rather is focused on long-term disease prevention. Additional visits may be recommended depending on results but are not included in the package cost.

* Labs will be billed thru insurance. Some exclusions apply depending on insurance carrier. Call for specific details.

B. Adult Health Screening

Do you think you are healthy?  Do you want to know more about preventive health and medicine? This package is designed for those looking to get some insight on what they can do to maintain optimal health! This is our most popular package because most “unwellness” begins silently without symptoms. It begins with unhealthy eating, high stress, weight gain, poor sleep, medication overload, and much more. These stressors, PLUS the daily load of environmental toxins that we are challenged with create inflammation, cholesterol imbalances, blood sugar imbalances, and nutritional deficiencies. This is the beginning of chronic disease development.
Over the last 5 years we have screened over 1,000 patients.  More than 75% had suboptimal Vitamin D levels, 75% had blood sugar imbalance, 50% had B vitamin deficiencies, and 50% had increased risk of heart disease. We found 5% with gluten intolerance and celiac disease.  We found 5% with autoimmune thyroid disease.  The scary thing is that most of these patients had no symptoms.
 Treat yourself to an advanced health screening, and know your chronic disease risk.
Cost is $159.00. Must be paid in full at time of service.

Included in Package:

  • One 90 minute visit with the Nutritionist to review lab work and create a personalized diet and lifestyle plan
  • One body composition measurement
  • Lab work:
    • Aggressive cardiovascular risk screening: extended lipid panels looking at LDL particle numbers and size, oxidated stress markers
    • Inflammatory markers
    • Genetic markers
    • Vitamin D, B12, Folate, Omega 3
    • Complete hormonal evaluation: extensive thyroid, adrenal, sex hormone and insulin.

This is NOT a functional medical visit. This visit is specifically designed to meet the demand of anyone seeking disease prevention. This visit will NOT incorporate acute care complaints, but rather is focused on long-term disease prevention. Additional visits may be recommended depending on results but are not included in the package cost.

* Labs will be billed thru insurance. Some exclusions apply depending on insurance carrier. Call for specific details.

C. Comprehensive Weight Loss Program

Our Comprehensive Weight Loss Program in partnership with First Line Therapy (FLT) includes one 90-minute initial visit with the Nutritionist to assess for imbalances, initial blood work to rule out underlying disease, and 6 follow up visits with body composition, meal planning guide, recipe book, meal replacement shakes, and the knowledge to propel you toward a healthier you!

FLT: a program that provides you with the tools that you need to take control of your health. FLT Providers believe that 90% of disease and weight management can come from lifestyle and dietary changes. You will be given the tools you need to create a more balanced, healthy, and vital you.

Blood work includes: extended lipid panels looking at LDL particle numbers and size, inflammatory and oxidative stress markers, vitamin D, full hormonal panels including thyroid and sex hormones, full vitamin, mineral, amino acid, antioxidant markers, genetic markers for methylation and cholesterol metabolism.

Cost:

1st Month: $400

2nd Month: $250

3rd Month: $250

Complete Package: $850 (purchase the complete package and receive a $50 discount)

*We recommend completing the full 12 week program as it allows for greatest success, however months may be purchased individually.

Some exceptions apply to rates as noted above. Any package including lab testing may be restricted to patients with certain insurances. In the event that your insurance does not participate in functional, nutritional and/or cardiac screening, additional charges may apply.

All lab fees are billed thru the client’s insurance program.

Supplements may be recommended, additional charges may apply.

Service fees – doctors and nutritionist may not be billable thru insurance.