NUTRITION

Nutrition Services

AN INDIVIDUALIZED APPROACH TO DIET & NUTRITION

At LifeScape Premier we take an individualized approach to diet and nutrition. There is no one-size-fits-all answer to what, how and when you should eat. LifeScape has combined its passion for prevention with its expertise in the complex science of nutrition to offer several specialized nutritional assessments, programs and products proactively aimed at helping you achieve vitality and wellness. You do not need to be a LifeScape Premier patient to utilize our diet and nutrition services.

Everyone’s body is different, so we use advanced diagnostic testing first and foremost and consider lifestyle factors, age and patient history to create a customized plan for each one of our patients. Getting the right nutrition in you can mean something different for everyone. That is why many mass-market and fad diets fail, and indiscriminate consumption of dietary supplements, vitamins and nutrients may actually be harmful, depending on your personal health screening. A personalized approach is paramount to getting you on a path to good health, wellness and individual vitality.

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WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU

Before embarking on any changes in diet or nutrition, our team of the best doctors in Arizona meets with you to understand your personal story and health needs and to complete a comprehensive health evaluation. Our Diet consultants may recommend any number of comprehensive diagnostic tests (including genetic testing of metabolism determinants, micronutrient testing, food/additive sensitivity testing, to assessments of brain neurochemistry and gut microbial balance). We work with you to determine the most cost-effective approach to determine exactly what you need, based on your body’s individual function, before devising a short and long term strategy with you.

You may meet with our Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Kim Rendler, who is an expert in the fields of customized diet and nutrition. Kim is accredited by the National Association of Nutrition Practitioners, and has worked with hundreds of patients to successfully overcome their specific health situations with healthy, balanced diets. Her personable and knowledgeable approach can make all the difference; knowing you have an advocate on your side who is working with you to attain your personal dietary goals can make your journey to better health even easier.

Just a quick note of thanks for your amazing impact on my personal wellness journey. Guided by Kim and Dr. Pozun (another remarkable woman), my commitment to a healthy lifestyle has been nurtured and supported…always with such a sincere and caring spirit, that I never underestimate the blessing you have both been in my life.

KIM VITELLARO-RENDLER, BHCN

Kim Vitellaro RendlerKim Vitellaro-Rendler, BCHN is a Nutritional Counselor and Director of Nutritional Services at LifeScape Medical Associates in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Kim started her career by receiving her associate’s degree in applied science from William Rainey Harper College in Illinois with a specialty in Medical Assisting. Following her degree accomplishment, she worked as a medical assistant in Obstetrics & Gynecology for a private practice for 10 years. Following this experience in a private practice, Kim decided to gain additional experience by joining Mayo Clinic Family Medicine utilizing her medical assisting degree for 10 years and acquired a tremendous amount of Family Practice Experience.

During her time with Mayo Clinic, Kim also gained special expertise in healthy lifestyle education by working as a Weight Watchers group facilitator for 10 years and spent 3 years as an “I Am Hungry” healthy eating group facilitator. During these years working in nutrition, Kim became excited about her new found love for helping patients regain better health. She attended Hawthorn University and became board certified as Holistic Nutritionist. Kim is excited and motivated to educate patients on making healthier lifestyle choices.

Kim is married and lives in Arizona with her husband, and 4 birds. She obviously enjoys taking care animals but also enjoys gardening and small home remodeling projects.

LEARN ABOUT NUTRITIONAL ASSESSMENTS

Your LifeScape physician will work with you to precisely assess and analyze your personal make-up to create an informed strategy for diet and nutrition. Some of the tools in our diagnostic arsenal are listed below, and you can learn more here.

Nutrition Services

The LifeScape 3-Day Cleanse

Check out The LifeScape 3 Day Cleanse, a safe and effective detoxification program specifically developed by our Director of Nutritional Services, Kim Vitellaro-Rendler, BCHN. The development of this cleanse was thoroughly reviewed and is recommended by Dr. Wilder and our team of physicians. It’s easy-to-do on your own or with a friend or family member, and aids in purging harmful toxins from your body. Many who have done our cleanse in the past report marked weight loss and improved overall well bring, better sleep, mood and general disposition. Learn more or get started today!

LifeScape 3-Day Cleanse

LEARN ABOUT NUTRITIONAL TESTING

SPECTRACELL MICRONUTRIENT ANALYSIS

Although most individuals can benefit from nutritional evaluation, traditional testing is highly inaccurate. LifeScape employs a pin-point precise technology developed by SpectraCell to provide far more reliable testing; permitting LifeScape’s physicians to more accurately evaluate vitamin, mineral, antioxidant, and essential fatty acid deficiencies and meticulously target nutritional interventions.

NEUROSCIENCE NEUROTRANSMITTER TESTING

Brain chemicals, known as hormones and neurotransmitters, control many of the body’s functions. These chemicals can become depleted or unbalanced due to diet, stress, exposure to toxins, and genetics. This can result in excessive stress, mood disorders, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, focusing, or remembering, sleep difficulty, headaches, fatigue, low energy, weight gain, and food cravings. Utilizing a non-invasive lab test developed by NeuroScience, a world leader in neurotransmitter assessment, LifeScape physicians measure 13 different neurotransmitters and 11 different hormones. Then, through a course of individualized Targeted Amino Acid Therapy, correct imbalances in a carefully controlled sequence—offering relief to significant proportion of patients.

FOOD/ADDITIVE/CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY TESTING

Identification of IgG delayed food allergies (as opposed to the standard IgE immediate food allergies) has been life changing for hundreds of LifeScape patients. Those with chronic sinus or ear infections, asthma, anxiety, chronic fatigue, migraine headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, arthritis, or eczema can often benefit significantly by eliminating certain foods from their diet. Utilizing a simple blood test, LifeScape providers can now identify intolerances to 115 foods as well as Candida yeast and systematically modify patients’ diets to moderate and often eliminate many chronic conditions.

LEARN ABOUT NUTRITIONAL PROGRAMS

While there are many nutritional programs out there, LifeScape vets out the science, technology and efficacy of each one before prescribing them to any patient. Our doctors and nutritionist may work with you on any number of customized programs for healthy diet, weight management, resolving dietary deficiencies or addressing inflammatory foods that may be leading to chronic conditions or illness. A few of the programs we endorse are listed below. Remember, you’re never alone in your quest for a healthy, balanced diet and lifestyle. LifeScape’s staff is here to work with you and support you in your personalized goals and progress.

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LEARN ABOUT NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

The powerful role nutrition plays in health is becoming increasingly clear. Unfortunately, the vitamin and supplement industries operate with surprisingly little oversight. Manufacture and marketing are largely unregulated. If you use an over-the-counter vitamin, mineral, or other nutritional supplements, there is a good chance that the label inaccurately reflects the product’s contents. You may not be receiving the intended health benefit, or you may even be causing yourself harm.

LifeScape has evaluated thousands of vitamins and supplements to find those produced with strong quality controls and that offer the best value. Product lines we carry and recommend, in the office and in our online store include:

NeuroScience – amino acid supplements for targeted repletion of neurotransmitters

Metagenics – wide variety of high quality supplements and medical foods to help with your nutritional needs

Pure Encapsulations – multivitamins, and an assorted array of supplements to meet your various needs.

Vital Remedy – Joint Formula, Antioxidant Formula and Statinguard protection for those who may need protection from statin drug induced nutrition depletion

DIET AND NUTRITION HELP

Please don’t self-diagnose! Before changing any diet or nutritional routines, or taking any vitamins, minerals, nutraceuticals or dietary supplements – please consult your physician. For more information or to see if LifeScape’s diet and nutrition programs are right for you, please contact us today.

GIVE YOUR WAISTLINE A ONE-TWO PUNCH

Many of our patients have seen dramatic success, and enjoyed visibly noticeable results by combining a custom weight management program with a regimen of medical aesthetics treatments. While diet and exercise play the most important roles in weight management, nature’s pesky imperfections can be virtually erased by combining powerful fat busting technology, like the FDA-cleared UltraShape® for abdominal circumference reduction. Patients who paired UltraShape® with the noninvasive Venus Legacy™ treatments for skin tightening, cellulite reduction and circumferential fat reduction have experienced the best outcomes.

Through a series of appointments we will learn how to best help you with your nutrition and healthy eating goals. There are so many factors that influence how we eat in today’s busy world and we will do our best to help you find the healthy habits may work best for you.