Physical and Consultative Exam:  Dr. Hilary Rutledge will take an extensive history and review any test results you have sent to us prior to the appointment.  She will also order any other tests she feels necessary to develop your treatment plan.  During this consultative exam, Dr. Hilary Rutledge will also do a diet assessment and offer modifications, detoxification programs or nutritional guidelines to get you underway to feeling your best.

Hormone Testing -Saliva:  Saliva testing is a non-invasive way of testing multiple hormones.  Patients collect saliva at home or throughout their day, wherever they may be without interruption to their daily schedule.  Saliva testing measures the amount of hormone available to target tissues, which makes this kind of testing a great choice in determining specific symptoms of excess or deficiency.

Comprehensive Stool Analysis:  A comprehensive stool analysis detects the presence of pathogenic microorganisms such as yeast, parasite, and bacteria that contribute to chronic illness and neurological dysfunction.  It also evaluates beneficial levels of intestinal immune functions, overall intestinal health, and inflammation markers.

Standard Blood Chemistry:  Blood chemistry is a  panel or group of tests routinely ordered to determine a person’s general health status.  These tests are performed by blood sample, usually taken from the arm and can be drawn at most any lab.

Food Sensitivity Testing:  Food sensitivity testing can help determine which foods may be triggering unwanted inflammation.  With these results, Dr. Hilary Rutledge can create a very personalized nutrition plan based on your immune response to certain foods.  She can also determine possible underlying food-related causes of illness and disease. This is done through a blood sample and sent to a lab for results.

Mineral and Heavy Metal Toxins:  Heavy metal toxicity caused by increasing levels of pollution and use of chemicals is a growing concern.  High levels of toxic metals in the body’s tissues can cause significant developmental and neurological damage.

If there is a concern of heavy metal overload, Dr. Hilary Rutledge can prescribe a hair analysis test.  The results can aid in determining if heavy metal toxicity is contributing to a disorder or condition.

Detoxification Programs:  Detox programs help your body purify and rebuild itself from the inside out.  Dr. Hilary Rutledge can set up a personal detoxification program for you that will provide you with a structured plan for purifying, nourishing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  This program will support your major organ systems with vitamins and minerals and other nutrients from food.  The personalized program will also support healthy weight when combined with a healthy lifestyle and lead you to feel your best.

Urinalysis:  A Urinalysis is a set of tests that detect cells, cell fragments, and substances in the urine.  It can be used as part of a health exam or when there are presenting symptoms.  This test can reveal diseases that have gone unnoticed because they do not produce striking signs or symptoms.

Genetic Testing:  Genetic Testing is also known as DNA testing and is a medical test that identifies changes in chromosomes, genes or proteins.  Genetic testing can confirm or rule out a suspected genetic condition.

Complete Dietary Assessment:  A complete dietary assessment is an in-depth evaluation of both objective and subjective data related to your food and nutrient intake, lifestyle and medical history.  Dr. Hilary Rutledge will assess this information and evaluate your nutritional status.  This will aid in a plan of care or intervention.  Many complaints such as fatigue, headaches and digestive issues can be improved by a simple dietary change.

Customized Meal Plans:  Dr. Hilary Rutledge will work with you to create a customized meal plan that will suit your metabolism, goals, personal preferences and dietary needs and restrictions.  This plan will explain to you exactly what to eat and what to avoid, in alignment with macronutrient needs and activity level and food sensitivities/allergies.

Whole-Food, Nutritional Supplements:  Whole food supplements are made combining nature and science, providing a broad spectrum of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and phytonutrients that are easily utilized by the body.  Our office offers a variety of cost-effective, leading-edge supplements from top brands that ensure the highest quality control, product safety, and natural effectiveness.

Exercise Planning:  An exercise program that is designed specifically for you is a great way to stay physically and mentally fit. It also provides many other benefits, including: improved condition of the heart and lungs, increased muscular strength, endurance, and motor fitness. Dr. Hilary Rutledge will discuss your needs and goals and work with you to create an exercise plan that is right for the needs of your body.

Homeopathic Remedies:  Homeopathic Medicine is the practice of medicine that embraces a holistic, natural approach to the treatment of the sick. Homeopathy is holistic because it treats the person as a whole, rather than focusing on a diseased part or a labeled sickness.

The word Homeopathy, which comes from the Greek, through Latin into English, literally means “like disease”.  This means that the medicine given is like the disease that the person is expressing, in his totality, not like a specific disease category or medical diagnosis. Homeopathic remedies are given in the most minimal amount to start to heal the patient

After a complete physical and consultative exam, Dr. Hilary Rutledge can find the homeopathic remedy that is most similar to your homeopathic totality and help you return to a state of well-being.

Grocery Store Tours:  The average grocery store contains over 45,000 different food items to pick from, with most of those being unhealthy and not supportive of the body’s needs.  This can be extremely intimidating.  We will walk you through the grocery store, aisle by aisle, help you make the best food choices, show you how to read confusing food labels, introduce new ingredients, answer any questions and provide grocery shopping tips.  We will help to empower you to change your life and your nutrition by helping you learn what to fill your shipping cart with.