"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -Hippocrates
Includes 2 hour meeting and analysis of your dietary history and goals, and a 1 hour follow up visit. This service is individualized therapeutic nutrition.
Nutrition is the foundation of an integrative approach to wellness, and our program is designed for therapeutic nutrition for cancer survivors and their families. Between 70 and 80% of our immune system is in the gastrointestinal tract and is directly affected by the food we eat.
As a clinical nutritionist, Kathleen Comerford is trained to look for the root cause of nutritional imbalances and to use food-as-medicine to support optimal health. Kathleen keeps current on the latest advances in nutrition science and translates them into dietary guidance to help prevent and manage disease. She works with clients to optimize nutrient intake, absorption, and utilization so their body can function at its best.
Kathleen can also design a program to support wellness for caregivers and families. Each client interested in Kathleen's services can participate in a 15-minute exploratory call. The initial assessment fee includes a 1 to 1.5-hour consultation followed by a 45-minute strategy session about a week later. At the initial consult, she explores your goals, health history, current health status, lifestyle, and diet, including your tastes and preferences. With this information, Kathleen creates the foundation of your unique nutrition and wellness plan. The second appointment is a strategy session that focuses on your plan, including an overview of your individualized path toward wellness and a deeper discussion of the first steps toward achieving your goals. The initial assessment and first follow-up appointment should be scheduled together.
Due to the pandemic, Kathleen is working with clients through telehealth visits to ensure their safety.
Diet and obesity have been implicated in the outcomes of patients who have been diagnosed with various forms of cancer. What one chooses to eatRead More
Karuna Precision’s financial assistance program offers services at a reduced cost for clients with income at or below 350% of the Federal Poverty Guideline ($44,650 for single person).
Health center staff will determine if clients are eligible for this program. Clients who qualify pay a discounted portion of each visit. The portion paid varies by eligibility level and services provided. Consideration will also be given to those above 350% of the Federal Poverty Guideline who are experiencing financial hardship from co-pays and healthcare costs associated with cancer treatment.