Expert Individualized Nutrition Counseling
As a recognized experts in the field of weight control, eating disorders, diabetes management, and cardiovascular health, gastrointestinal health, and so much more Dr. Julie Conner, R.D., M.P.H., Ph.D, B.C.H.N., IFM-CP, C.D.N., Dr. Brian Conner, D.C., C.N.S., C.K.T.P., C.D.N., IFM-CP and Colleen Wall, R.D., C.D.N., are able to provide individualized nutritional assessment and counseling for both children and adults. They are realistic in setting goals for their patients and they work closely with them to move forward from where they are now.
Because every individual is unique, Dr. Julie Conner, Dr. Brian Conner and Colleen Wall do not adhere to one universal program. Rather, they construct a personalized strategy for each patient based upon his/her needs and preferences. After participating in multiple hour-long comprehensive visits, each patient works with Dr. Julie, Dr. Brian or Colleen Wall to devise a nutrition plan that will most effectively meet the intended goal. From there, they guide their patient through a step-by-step process towards wellness.
Body Fat Analysis Scanner
All of our nutritionists use near infra red spectrophotometry (NIS) to measure body fat to ensure that you are meeting your goals. NIS is safe and non-invasive. You do not feel the test being done. The NIS machine provides data, such as your fat weight (essential, reserve, and excess fat), lean tissue mass, body fat %, body water % and more. This is a wonderful tool to track changes in your body composition when you are losing weight (are you losing fat or muscle?) or when gaining weight (again, is the change due to building muscle or gaining fat?). This test is not recommended for pregnant women or persons with implanted electronic devices. For weight loss, the intended goal is to lose fat not lean muscle mass. Your hydration can be evaluated with this technology. This method is highly accurate and uses a tiny laser beam of light to the bicep area. This is the same technology used by the National Institute of Health for all of their research studies. Dr. Julie has been using this type of scanning technology since 1983, one year after the scanner was developed.
Biophotonic Antioxidant Scanner
To measure tissue antioxidant levels, all nutritionists use the Pharmanex BioPhotonic Antioxidant scanner using raman spectroscopy (infrared blue light). The Biophotonic Antioxidant Scan is a non-invasive test. You must first wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. You cannot have any lotion on your hands while taking the test. Place your right hand over the low-level light. In a few minutes, it gives you a cumulative score of 18 different antioxidant pigments including lycopene, beta carotene and lutein. This helps us further evaluate your nutritional status. The Antioxidant Scanner was developed at the University of Utah. Dr. Julie Conner had one of the first scanners in Connecticut as of October 2003.
Zyto Wellness Scanner
The Wellness Scan uses Bioenergetic medicine. It is a non-invasive scan which is done from outside the body by putting your right hand on a hand cradle. The Wellness Scan measures 172 biomarkers of health. The test gives you a 20-page report of any possible health issues that may need further assessment, or wellness services that your body would benefit from. Based on our findings and our nutritional assessment, chiropractic or acupuncture evaluation, we will recommend the appropriate nutrition counseling, chiropractic, massage therapy, acupuncture treatment or other wellness service we have available.
Dr. Brian Conner, Dr. Julie Conner and Colleen Wall are providers of many insurance companies such as United Healthcare, Cigna, Aetna, Connecticare, Oxford, and BlueCross BlueShield. Many other policies cover nutritional services. Call your insurance carrier to see if nutrition is a covered service under your plan and how many visits per calendar year are covered. Often, coverage is based on medical diagnosis. Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus and Hypertension are a few medical conditions that are commonly covered by insurance companies. Often preventive health services are typically covered at 100%. A referral from your primary medical doctor is generally not required. Many other insurers cover nutrition counseling if a medical problem requires nutritional intervention.
Our Nutritionists treat patients with the following illnesses/medical problems:
- Anemia-Pernicious & Iron Deficiency
- Anorexia Nervosa
- Binge Eating Disorder
- Body Dysmorphia Disorder
- Breastfeeding Problems
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Compulsive Overeating
- Crohn’s Disease
- Eating Disorders
- Food Allergies
- Hiatus Hernia
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol
- Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)
- Insulin Resistance
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Lactose Intolerance
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Peptic Ulcer
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Weakened Immune System
- Weight Gain
- Weight Loss
Meet Our Certified Dietitian-Nutritionists