“What are the lifestyle changes?”
Eating, exercise, mindfulness, and learning are the major changes. With diet, you are going to find out that you have some food intolerances, which means you might have to give up some of your favorite foods for a time, even if they are healthy. Sugar can also be an impediment to your health so please don’t start sobbing because you’ve tried and failed, because our medical grade duct tape might be the very thing that you need. In drastic cases of sugar addiction we implant a nerve stimulator that buzzes whenever you think about that sugary desert like that mucho grande frappuccino at Starbucks. All joking aside, we can help you overcome these obstacles by using the correct tools.
How much time is required and how do I prioritize?
Time and Priorities are an area we should talk about. You may need to rearrange your life so that you can focus on your health — this doesn’t mean you will have to get rid of your kids…for most of you, but it does mean that you need to put your health first. Yes, this means setting boundaries in relationships and work so that you aren’t draining out every last drop of energy everyday. You will be taking herbal remedies, and targeted supplements — this is your plant and food medicine that keeps you off drugs and during specific times of your program, you will be taking several. Remember you are under the care of the some of the finest healthcare providers on the planet who have made lifestyle recommendations that will dramatically improve the quality of your life. Please make health your number one priority throughout this process and there is no reason why you will not succeed.
What is the most important thing that I need to do?
Avoid decision-making fatigue. This means you have already committed to your health and well-being and so stay on that course. Study show that when you replace poor habits with healthy habits you are far more likely to stay with those healthy habits rather than just trying to get rid of the poor habits. The most important thing you can do is make the decision to choose healthy over unhealthy for the rest of your life. We will show you how you can make choices for your health that are based on your lab results. I would also recommend that you take the time to be very in tune with how your body is feeling. You are the best doctor in the room when it comes to your own health if you have correct awareness.
Will you summarize the program please?
Your program is divided up into 3 parts:
- Functional Medicine, Nutrition, testing and one-on-one coaching
- Treatments with acupuncture, herbs, supplements, and other natural tools.
- Pinnacle Integrative Health Classes (virtual)
We have found this unique combination helpful for the most advanced healthcare practitioner and also invaluable to a person who is never experienced natural health treatment or education. This program is designed to treat the cause of your health condition, and not just mask symptoms like most pharmaceutical drugs do.
Is there a way for me to receive care with phone consultations or online?
Yes! We have had many patients do the bulk of their educational program and functional medicine visits on the phone or virtually. However, we have still not figured out how to provide acupuncture, trigger points or stem cell injections through a wifi connection yet-but we are working on it.
How do I get the most out of my program?
What you put into this program, you will get out of it. The reason why we have over a 95% success rate with our wellness program is because of the work put in by the Pinnacle Team and by you, our new wellness member. To borrow and modify a JFK quote to provide context: “Ask not what your doctor can do for you, ask what you can do for your doctor.” Keep asking questions, doing your homework, taking your herbs and coming in for your acupuncture treatments and you will be shocked at how good you will start to feel. Turn off your cell phone when you come in promptly for treatments and be as present as you possibly can. Take the steps necessary to organize your life so that you can focus in on your health experiences.
What is the best way for me to recommend your program to other people?
We are deeply grateful to all of the referrals that we receive on a daily basis and would be honored for you to send in your friends and family. If you know somebody who would just like help with a particular condition or guidance for improving their health then let us know and we are happy to give them a call or just let us know and we will give you a gift to give to them in the form of a book.
In our book gifting program all you have to do is ask us if you can give a book to one of your friends or family members. We will gladly give you a book with for you to share with them. This is a very simple way of encouraging them to give us a call. You’re also welcome to bring a friend or family member to one of your wellness classes so that they can get a feel for what the program looks like. The other thing that we offer is our weekly community educational events on a variety of topics. We would love to have you bring them as a guest. We also offer a 20% discount to any family members who decide to do the program with you.
Am I really finished with my care when my program ends?
Yes and no. Health is a process and we will be done with your deep medical investigative look at your health-but this is only the beginning. Benjamin Franklin said it best when he stated, “An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.” We have found that if you continue to work with us at Pinnacle Integrative Health with our preventative and maintenance care, you are more likely to continue improving. Some of you have struggled with chronic conditions for years and it will take time to reverse all the symptoms associated with your conditions. Healing is a process that is only complete when we die and we would love to be able to continue working with you for your long, healthy life.
Is there a prize for completion?
Yes, of course! I think life is much better through the lens of a game and a little bit of friendly competition. So we have created an opportunity to receive your Black Belt in Wellness certification upon completion of your program and a $250 credit towards any maintenance programs or stem cell treatments at Pinnacle Integrative Health in just 8 simple steps.
8 Steps to Qualify for your Black Belt in Wellness Certification:
- Complete 5 classes (virtual classes)
- Bring at least one friend or family member to class
- Proof of classes by taking notes, presented to Pinnacle.
- One on one coaching and mentoring signed off by Pinnacle Health Provider
- Physical Challenge event complete
- Start Gratitude Journal
- Mindset morning or meditation practice
- Goals for a lifetime of health plan
Final evaluation is done by one of our wellness coaches or healthcare providers who will determine that all of these steps have been completed properly. If you were not able to complete 5 classes then this visit counts as a class.
Can I continue care with Pinnacle Integrative Health when my program comes to the end?
Because our wellness program allows us to get to the root cause of your conditions, the majority of the work is done for you, and we can offer a maintenance plan at a discounted rate. Our maintenance programs are true “health insurance” plans because they focus on maintaining health-not just managing symptoms or disease. To our graduates, we offer comprehensive, year-long maintenance programs that allow you to continue getting the same level of care you will have received in your current wellness program at a reduced rate. We already have a relationship established and want to honor all the work that both sides have put into it. We truly care about your continual help and hope that you decide to continue your life’s journey with us.
I hope you have a better understanding of what this program looks like. The best way to really find out what it’s about is to participate 100% in all 3 parts to your program. We appreciate your confidence in us and look forward to a lifelong relationship with you and your loved ones. We are excited to get to know you on a deep levels and welcome you into the family.
Here’s to the best health of your life,
Daniel Rasmussen, Lac., Functional Medicine Practitioner
Founder of Pinnacle Integrative Health