The functional medicine nutritional programs I design are unique in that I tailor each one to your individual needs. I am glad to work as a team with other health care consultants to provide for your optimal care. I make every effort to be certain that at the end of your consultation that you are empowered with tools for reaching your health and/or weight loss and anti-aging goals.
Diet therapy is the cornerstone in all the programs I design with you. There is no substitute for meals and snacks of whole foods, tailored to your specific constitution and metabolic needs. To this excellent foundation I recommend quality nutritional supplements and botanical preparations to help target the roots of health issues, decelerate cellular aging and to improve health.
At the time of your consultation, you will receive a patient education packet via e-mail, complete with a summary of your nutritional care plan and written instructions for following your program. This packet will include a list of any recommended nutritional supplements to take, as well as information for procuring them. In addition, you will receive a list of books that may be of interest to you, based upon your specific nutritional needs or goals. After your meal plans are completed, along with other materials that will comprise your customized Beautiful & Healthy Transformations Workbook, they will be e-mailed to you for review. I generally ask patients to select their favorites…2 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinner menus and we often start with these--making any adjustments needed to be sure that they work for you in regard to energy, taste and ease of preparation.
The first session for new patients (whether they are consulting me for a single session or for one of the 12 week programs) lasts two hours. (If a patient has cancer I recommend allowing two-and-a-half to three hours for the first session, if possible.) The follow-up sessions are thirty minutes each and I recommend that you schedule one per week whenever possible, as to keep you moving forward with excellent momentum, while affording us the opportunity to address any obstacles you might encounter in a timely manner.
If you are working with me for only a single session... after you receive your customized meal plans we will spend half an hour together by phone reviewing it together to be sure that you receive answers to any questions you might have. (There is a free 30-minute phone follow-up for use immediately after you receive your program included in your single session registration. Of course until the COVID-19 crisis is over all sessions will be conducted by phone. After we are cleared to see patients in-office again, those who register for the 12 Week Weight Loss & Health Transformation Program are free to do their sessions in my office in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, by phone, or a combination of the two.
I know you will explore your workbook with excitement! I strongly suggest printing your customized Beautiful and Healthy Transformations workbook and placing it in a 3-ring binder (or binding it in another way). Use it EVERDAY! You can use it to help you keep up with logging your food intake and for inspiration. (It includes a great section with my favorite motivational quotes.) You can either print it on your own printer or simply e-mail the file I send to your nearest FedEx printers.
After your nutrition consultation, please feel free to call if you have any questions or if your forgot to tell me something you feel may be important. . You may reach me on my direct line at 205.915.0474. I will return your call as soon as possible if I am unable to speak with you when you call. Also, my assistant, Misty, may respond to your call if I am with a patient to schedule a time for me to return your call.
After you complete your 12 week program if you still have weight to lose or if you want to continue to work with me additionally you can easily purchase a set of follow-up sessions. I am here to help you with on-going support.
Feel overwhelmed? Need help and caring support on a daily basis? Daily coaching is available. Call for details.
May God bless you on your journey toward joyous health on every level,
Karen Bishop, RDN/LD
4268 Cahaba Heights Court, Suite 122
Birmingham, Alabama 35243
(Located in the Cahaba Heights/Vestavia Hills community)
BEGIN YOUR BEAUTIFUL & HEALTHY TRANSFORMATION TODAY!