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As the World Gets More Complicated, so Do Our Client Cases

January 12, 2024

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On this episode, we have with us Ellen Syversen. She originally started her career as a health educator with a masters in public health. She decided to widen her scope when she realized public health is more mainstream than she preferred. After getting her NTP certificate in 2009, she began working with individual clients. She focused on diet and lifestyle for a more natural approach and then began adding functional lab testing.

Taking this forward, we hear about her experiences with Restorative Wellness Solutions. We learn about her clients, their health concerns, and their mutual motivation to work towards a common goal: improved, long-lasting health. Let’s see what else Syversen has in store for us! 

Let’s become the guiding light for our clients in the maze of health and wellness. 

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Syversen introduces herself and explains her career shift from a Public Health Educator to a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. She finished the NTP program in 2009 and began working with clients one-on-one. She focused on nutrition and lifestyle early on in her practice until she began experiencing more complex cases. 


Syversen talks about the Restorative Wellness Solution program and explains how it equips practitioners with the right tools to handle complicated clients. She discusses the highlights of the program and why she highly recommends it to practitioners. 


Syversen further explains Level 4 of the program, which is the newest curriculum. She highlights the use of genetic testing for stubborn symptoms, enabling her to get to the root of the issue. The course covers cognitive tools that are essential for the future. 


She sheds light on her packages like her 6-month deep dive for gut issues, food sensitivity, and the immune system. Her shorter packages include nutrition recommendations and blood testing if necessary.  


Syversen mentions how she supports clients while waiting for test results. She often suggests natural remedies for the interim and will review labs from other practitioners if the client has any. 


Syversen discusses her package structure. Here, she highlights the consultation, preliminary questionnaire, and the 90-minute phone consultations. This combination provides a good insight of the client’s health history. Based on their motivation levels, she proceeds with further packages. 


Syversen discusses a specific client case. Her 50-year-old client had a complex medical history with long-term pain. Syversen explains how blood work, MRT food sensitivity panel, and a GIMAP equipped her in helping the client. 

Key Takeaways

#1 Restorative Wellness Solutions Expands Testing Abilities 

Restorative Wellness Solutions offers practitioners with a diverse set of tests. These include genetic testing and biotoxin testing. Such tests play a vital role in understanding the complexities experienced by a client. It is a more nuanced approach to target client health for the long run. 

#2 Functional Testing Goes Hand-in-Hand with Motivation 

It is imperative for a client to remain motivated during the process. The initial months can require a strictly monitored nutrition plan and a change in lifestyle. The client’s motivation levels should remain consistent, and they need to be willing to work towards their goal. 

Memorable Quote

“I have a theory that over the years, as the world gets more complicated, so do our clients.”

If you loved this episode as much as I did, follow Ellen for more at Ellen Syversen Master Restorative Wellness Practitioner (Ellen Syversen) • LinkedIn

If you’re interested in learning more about functional lab testing, how to interpret them, and how incorporating labs can help boost your confidence, make sure to check out our podcast and stay informed about the latest developments and insights in the healthcare industry!

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