The state of Connecticut does not require holistic nutrition consultants to be licensed. We neither diagnose nor treat and our services are not intended to replace medical care.  We work with our clients, and sometimes their doctors, to provide information and nutritional support for a variety of health concerns including digestive disorders, food sensitivities, diabetes, elevated lipids, hypertension, autoimmune diseases and cancer.


FAQs


WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM MY FIRST CONSULTATION?

Once your first consultation is scheduled, you will be sent a packet of information with instructions for filling out
selected questionnaires regarding your specific physiological issues.  You will be asked to complete
a 4-day food log which will provide us with your current eating habits and will allow us to provide you with a nutrient
analysis.  These elements, plus current blood test results, must be returned to our office prior to your appointment.
The first consultation averages 60 - 90 minutes, during which we'll talk in depth about the issues that concern you

as well as the pertinent details of your well being and lifestyle.  A follow-up appointment will be scheduled to
present you with an assessment of your health status, educational materials where applicable, and recommendations
for how to proceed. 


WILL MY HEALTH INSURANCE PAY FOR YOUR SERVICES?

INSIDE OUT Health & Nutrition has not entered into contract with any health insurance companies and does not bill.

Typically holistic nutrition consulting is not reimbursable unless requested by your primary care physician, but you should

take the time to check with your provider as some of them have begun to see the benefit of wellness coverage.  


WHAT ABOUT REIMBURSEMENT FOR TESTING?

Some functional testing might be covered.  Again, each provider is different and you should check with them.
It may be possible to have your physician approve the test, which may allow for insurance coverage.


DO YOU TAKE CREDIT CARDS?

Yes.  Payment is made prior to or at the time of service and can be check, Paypal, Visa, or Mastercard. 


WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

Appointments must be cancelled 24 hours in advance or you will be charged a $50 cancellation fee. 


WHAT IF I DON'T LIVE NEAR YOUR OFFICE?

The only mandatory face-to-face appointments are the first two for new clients, but they can be accomplished via Skype.

After that, appointments can either be in office, by phone or via Skype.  Email and texting privileges are extended to clients.


ARE YOU AFFILIATED WITH ANY PARTICULAR SUPPLEMENT COMPANY?

No.  INSIDE OUT Health & Nutrition recommends a broad range of professional-grade supplements from several reputable

companies that meet our high standards of quality and efficacy. 


IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A HOLISTIC NUTRITIONIST AND A REGISTERED DIETITIAN?

While both are concerned with appropriate diets to support health and wellness, including disease-specific protocols,

a holistic nutrition consultant works with the whole person on an individual or group basis, considering lifestyle and

toxicity along with diet.  Registered dietitians work primarily in institutional settings such as hospitals, schools and prisons

where they are responsible for meal planning.  Holistic nutrition consultants believe that each person has unique dietary

requirements, whereas a registered dietitian follows government-set guidelines for the Standard American Diet. 

RDs do not typically emphasize organic foods, herbal products or nutritional supplements - all of which are staples

of the holistic nutritionist's approach.


DO YOU RECOMMEND ONE PARTICULAR DIET OR WAY OF EATING?

We don't believe one way of eating is better than another.  We believe that it depends solely on the individual. 

Some do better with more protein and fat, some do better with more complex carbs.  Some maintain a healthy way of life

by only eating three meals a day while others need to eat smaller meals 5 or 6 times a day.  Some are negatively affected

by gluten or dairy, some only have a problem when they eat too much of it, others aren't bothered by it at all. 
We don't subscribe to any diet that has a name to it, although a few of them are healthy choices, because - again -

we don't believe that one diet fits all.  Through a series of questions and simple tests, together we will determine

the healthiest way for you to eat.

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INDIA V. PENNEY, NC
Holistic Nutrition Consultant
Bach Remedy Practitioner