Empowering You to Reclaim Your Health and Live the Full Life you Deserve!
Services and Lab Testing
All of our services are now 100% virtual (except Thermography)!
Who We Work With
Because we treat people vs. “conditions” we like to understand your story and what brought on your symptoms and imbalance instead of simply focusing on your condition. Although, here is a list of common health concerns we see in our clients:
- Gas and Bloating
- Diarrhea and/or Constipation
- Food Allergies and Intolerance
- IBS/Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- PMS/Painful or Heavy Periods
- Poor strength and low testosterone
- Athlete’s improved performance and Injury recovery
- Autoimmune Disorders (rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, sjogren’s, etc)
- Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis/Hypothyroidism
- Joint Pain and Inflammation
- Multiple Sclerosis
- High Blood Pressure/Heart Disease
- And many more!
The WHY Program™
At Raleigh Natural Wellness we offer The WHY Program™ – an intensive, personalized wellness program. This specialized program is designed to help our client reclaim their health on a comprehensive scale and give them the long-term results they so desperately want! We TEACH you to be health-independent so you learn to manage and control your own health! The WHY Program™ focuses on 6 pillars of TRUE health (mentorship, nutrition, detoxification, gut, hormones and stress) – without the focus on all six pillars together – optimal health is more challenging to achieve and maintain.
We only accept a small number of clients monthly to enter into our WHY program™. We interview each potential candidate and they must meet our criteria. We are simply unable to accept all who are interested due to the individualized nature of our work together.
Schedule a complimentary Whole Healthy You™ Session to see if you are the perfect fit!
What makes our programs so wildly successful is the mentoring that clients receive – to ensure you achieve your goals. This is our passion as a team and it is what makes us so incredibly different from other functional or conventional practices.
Food is Key! We personalize and tailor your diet based on YOUR specific needs and
health conditions. We constantly tailor your plan throughout your program so the end
result is a diet that is perfect for you!
leads to depression and anxiety, brain disorders, thyroid disorders, hormonal imbalance,
poor response to stress, immune/autoimmune disorders, fatigue, etc.
Hormones must be addressed in almost all! Hormone balance and gut health are so closely linked it is impossible to get great results without addressing both.
Stress Management / Mindset Training
We are all under stress but HOW we cope with that stress is crucial to understand. We run the right tests to better understand YOUR particular response to stress and address that from multiple levels – mindset, biochemical response and hormonal responses.
The quickest and most effective detox program to get you on the road to great health!
This program will educate, empower and de-flame you and give you a “clean slate” to work with as you navigate your health moving forward. In addition, guided Food Elimination, Detoxification and Reintroduction will help you get a jumpstart on your health.
Many people ask us if buying expensive food sensitivity tests are worth it. We find our 30-Day ReBoot is far superior, more informative, more accurate and much longer lasting than any testing on the market.
If you are looking for or needing more health management and a more comprehensive health approach we recommend you look into our WHY Program™ above!
Lab Testing and Review
We fully understand that not everyone is ready to embark on a full healing journey at this time. Some are simply looking for additional answers to their health concerns. We offer our stand-alone testing and lab review options for that very reason!
Select the option that suits you and get your test kits! If you need help deciding which test is right for you, take our free quiz here.
PLEASE NOTE – Our stand-alone testing options do NOT establish you as a client of Raleigh Natural Wellness nor does it include a health assessment or the option of follow-up visits after the Lab Review. This is simply a way to get great information about your gut and hormone health without the commitment to a more comprehensive health approach. If you are looking for or needing more health management and a more comprehensive health approach we recommend you look into our WHY Program™ above!
This includes a DUTCH Complete Hormone Test as well as a Lab Review appointment with Dr. Kelley. In this lab review she will go through all DUTCH Complete results and recommend a treatment strategy.
The DUTCH tests (Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones) are the most comprehensive hormone tests on the market!
This includes a BiomeFx Test (w/2-week expedited results) as well as a Lab Review appointment with Dr. Kelley. In this lab review she will go through all BiomeFX results and recommend a treatment strategy.
The BiomeFX test is the most comprehensive and accurate gut health stool test out there – far surpassing other options!
DUTCH Complete and BiomeFX with
This includes both a DUTCH Complete Test and BiomeFX (w/2-week expedited results), as well as a Lab Review appointment with Dr. Kelley. In this lab review she will go through all DUTCH Complete and BiomeFX results and recommend a treatment strategy.
Best of both worlds!
When you want gut AND hormone health answers!
What is Thermography?
The human body has a very specific temperature pattern. Changes in this pattern, as a result of inflammation or disease, can be detected using thermal imaging. Thermography or Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI) is a non-invasive screening tool that uses a specialized camera to measure extremely subtle temperature changes on the skin’s surface that correlate physiologically to underlying dysfunction or pathology.
While other screening tools, such as mammography, MRI and ultrasound are only able to identify structural abnormalities (such as a tumor at least pea-sized), DITI looks for FUNCTIONAL abnormalities (the process that occurs before a tumor grows). It is an adjunctive/supportive screening tool and is not a replacement for diagnostic tools but can provide crucial information on the origin of symptoms as well as identify pre-disease states resulting in early diagnosis. Research shows that thermal imaging can detect some cancers 8-10 years before they are visible on mammogram therefore allowing the golden opportunity for preventative treatments.
In addition, DITI can be significant in differentiating the origin of pain anywhere in the body whether neurologial, muscle, bone or cardiovascular providing more information for effective treatments.
There is no radiation, no skin contact and no discomfort. DITI is useful in ANY condition. There are no contraindications and can be safely performed on any one. For best results imaging should be repeated 3 months after the initial scan to establish an individual baseline then once per year thereafter.
Disclaimer: Breast Thermal imaging is an adjunct (complement) test to other primary breast screening and diagnostic imaging studies such as Mammography, MRI, or Ultrasound. Patients should follow the recommendations of their primary healthcare provider for routine screening as well as for diagnostic imaging and/or additional work-up.
WHAT IS SIBO?
SIBO (pronounced “see-bo”) is Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth – in essence, an overgrowth of “good” bacteria in the wrong place.
These bacteria should predominately reside in our large intestine/colon. SIBO is actually a motility disorder in which the good bacteria are able to migrate up from the large intestine into the small intestine or are not effectively moved down into the colon when taken in as a supplement or food. A process called the Migrating Motor Complex (MMC) is responsible for “street cleaning” the small intestine. Also called the “cleansing wave”, the MMC creates a current that washes debris down and keeps bacteria in the colon.
For multiple reasons (poor diet of refined/ processed food, medications, etc.) this process stops allowing debris to collect and bacteria to migrate to the small intestine. The small intestine is not equipped to handle a significant growth of these bacteria as in the large intestine. When they migrate to the small intestine they are closer to a food source (as it comes through the stomach). They consume “food” (in the form of sugars – glucose, lactose and fructose), multiply, release hydrogen and/or methane gas, as well as endotoxins. This leads to small intestine damage resulting in malabsorption, inflammation, leaky gut syndrome, digestive symptoms and likely systemic symptoms.
HOW IS SIBO TREATED?
SIBO is a fixable MOTILITY disorder. The three stages in SIBO treatment usually are:
- Eradicate the bacteria in the small intestine
- Repair the motility function/MMC
- Heal the gut through a specific diet and supportive nutrients
I have treated SIBO for over 8 years and have developed very specific, effective protocols to treat the disorder directly as well as the resulting digestive and systemic symptoms. While most SIBO practitioners focus on “killing”, I have learned that the most important aspect in successful SIBO treatment is to prioritize gut healing vs “killing bad bugs”. The gut wants nothing more than to be healed and soothed. That’s not to say I don’t use herbal antimicrobials in my approach. I have just found we have better and more long-term results when we focus on regenerating the gut lining from the beginning! The KEY to treating SIBO long-term is not necessarily in eradicating the bacteria in the small intestine but repairing the gut’s innate ability to heal itself! I use a variety of tried and true specialized nutrients to aid in healing from the beginning of treatment. This is often where the true healing and improved food tolerance begins!
In addition, I have found a strong connection of SIBO to Gastritis. Gastritis is inflammation of the stomach lining and is prevalent in most of my SIBO clients – whether they know it or not. Even “mild gastritis” as uncovered on many endoscopy exams is overlooked and not even reported to the client by their doctor. To overlook and under-treat gastritis leads to a less successful long-term result in treating SIBO!
What are symptoms of SIBO?
- Gas and Bloating
- Abdominal Pain or Cramping
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome/IBS
- Multiple Food Intolerances or “Food Allergies”
- and MANY more
- Thyroid disorders
- Prostate disorders
- Autoimmune conditions
- Neurological conditions such as vertigo and seizures
- Poor immune functioning
- Joint Pain
- Chronic Anemia or Low Mineral Status
- and MANY more
If you think you might have SIBO the first step is to get tested! Seek treatment by a physician who truly understands SIBO and has a comprehensive treatment plan that includes protocol elements to improve motility as well as gut-healing, otherwise SIBO will return again and again.