Nutrition & Functional Health
Natural Health Consultations with Bio-Communication
Most clients come to us because they’re tired of the tests-and-medication approach that doesn’t always solve underlying health issues.
We believe integrated wellness shouldn’t replace western medicine, but should complement the efforts of your primary physician and specialists.
Together, we’ll get to the root causes of your ailment(s). Chesapeake Holistic’s practitioners combine innovative biocommunication technology and decades of nutrition study and practical application – to create your customized program for healing.
The relationship between how you live, and what you eat, affects how you feel: physically, mentally, and emotionally – the lifestyle and dietary changes Chesapeake Holistic recommends will help you to heal and to live a vibrant life.
Mood/behavioral/cognitive: ADD/ADHD, anxiety, depression, PMS, memory, dementia, Alzheimer’s, addiction
Digestion: IBS, diverticulitis, Crohn’s, colitis, ulcers, reflux, Celiac, and more
Allergies/sinus: Headaches, congestion, post-nasal drip, hives, rashes, food sensitivities
Endocrine: Thyroid, adrenal, infertility, menopause, weight gain, fatigue, hormone balance
Joints/muscles: Arthritis, joint and muscle pain, cramps
Bones: Osteoporosis prevention and support
Hair/skin/nails: Acne, psoriasis, eczema, weak nails/breakage, hair loss/breakage
Autoimmune: MS, lupus, type I diabetes, Hashimoto’s, Grave’s, Addison’s (just to name a few)
Blood sugar issues: Type II diabetes, hypoglycemia, weight loss
Cancer: Prevention, assistance during cancer treatments, post-treatment rebuilding
Microbial infections (bacteria/fungus/parasites/virus): Lyme disease, mold, candida, Epstein Barr, herpes, CMV, HPV, hepatitis
Cardiac (heart disease prevention/support): Hypertension, atrial fibrillation, arrhythmias, blocked arteries, high cholesterol, inflammation
Detoxification: Liver, gallbladder, kidneys, intestines, colon, lymphatic
Bloodwork evaluation: We assess your existing bloodwork to determine deficiencies and imbalances, and then recommend an eating program and a regimen of nutritional supplements plan for optimal health.
During your initial evaluation, your Chesapeake Holistic natural wellness practitioner will truly listen to your story – and ask questions based on our staff’s review of the completed forms you submitted prior to your appointment.
As health “detectives,” our goal is to discover the underlying “Why?” of your health concerns.
What makes Chesapeake Holistic one of the Annapolis area’s most specialized and comprehensive integrated-wellness providers is that we incorporate noninvasive bio-communication technology into our protocols – to pinpoint the sources of ailments in your body.
Using biocommunication, we’ll assess your unique biochemistry to make individualized recommendations that will help you to feel like yourself again. This process is effortless and painless, and is often the missing link for understanding underlying stressors and imbalances.
Your Wellness Plan
The next step: we’ll develop (and review with you) a customized plan that includes:
- A list of your food sensitivities and how to avoid these.
- Nutritional supplements specific to your body’s needs.
- Reasonable, incremental healthy-action steps for you to take before your next appointment.
Generally, we recommend monthly visits, while we help you to achieve optimal wellness. We work with clients at our office and remotely (by phone and email), usually for a 3-6 month period, depending upon a client’s specific needs and concerns. Many of our clients return (after their initial recovery period) 1-4 times per year, to maintain health and vitality.
Appointments with Carol Heckman are $250 for the initial consultation (2 hours); $125 for follow-up consultations (1 hour); $175 for extended follow-up consultations (1.5 hours).
*Appointments with Jennifer Salos are $375 for initial appointments (3 hours); and $175 for follow up appointments (1.5 hours).
Carol Heckman, RN, CNHP, MH, CNC
Carol is a Registered Nurse, as well as a Certified Natural Health Practitioner, a Master Herbalist, and a Certified Nutritional Consultant.
“Clients come to see me for one of two big reasons: because they’re frustrated with not feeling well (despite traditional medical care); and, because they’re seeking a natural, drug free lifestyle approach they can sustain for healthier life long-term. Using my background in holistic wellness, I assess the interplay and imbalances between physical, emotional and mental stressors, and how these are creating symptoms. For each client, their personalized, integrated health plan includes food, herbs, nutrients, lifestyle modification, and tools for self-care.”
Jennifer Salos, MS, CNC
Jennifer has a master’s degree in Holistic Nutrition and is a nationally Certified Nutritional Consultant; she is also a Diplomat of the American Association of Nutritional Consultants. Jennifer founded Chesapeake Holistic in 1998.
“Using science-based natural health strategies (such as biocommunication technology) I’m able to identify the true sources of a client’s ailments and imbalances – and recommend an integrated, comprehensive health approach including nutrition, supplements and lifestyle changes to promote vibrant living. It’s an intensive partnership with each client: we work together to monitor progress and make modifications as healing occurs. I’m so proud of the work we do; Chesapeake Holistic is a restorative and soothing environment with talented practitioners who really care. And, this year (2018) we’re celebrating our 20th anniversary of providing unique integrated wellness services in the greater Annapolis community.”
Read more about Carol and Jennifer, and the rest of our talented practitioners and staff.