The Essentials Program

The Essentials Functional Medicine and Lifestyle Program is a personalized, root cause approach to your health. During this 6-8 month program, we will work together to explore the underlying mechanisms of your health challenges.

We start with the understanding that your body is perfect and is governed by the principles of nature. By approaching your health from this “new” perspective, we ask a new set of questions that uncover new opportunities to address your concerns. We believe that nothing can fix your body better than it can fix itself. Our goal is to educate, nurture, and remove interference so that you can heal deeply and completely.

This program is ideal for those who want to get to the root cause of:

  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Chronic pain, inflammation and stiffness
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Cognitive decline (brain fog, poor memory)
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive issues
  • Hormone imbalances (Thyroid, PMS, hot flashes, PCOS)
  • Insomnia, poor sleep
  • Stress / Anxiety / Depression
  • Thyroid conditions

The EssentialsPprogram will enable you to finally find the answers you’ve been looking for.  We will suggest the right lab testing, explore and address the emotional aspects of your issues, and teach you how to take the best care of yourself (and family) possible.

We love working with motivated patients who are deeply committed to their health.

The Essentials Program typically lasts 6-8 months and includes all the time spent by Dr. McAlvanah including:

  • All time spent on your care, reviewing your case, including research, as necessary
  • Lab Analysis and Lab interpretation video.
  • Protocol development
  • A 60-min Lab and Protocol Review Consultation
  • 4 – 60-min Follow Up Consultations
  • 1 60-min Final Re-Assessment and Development of next steps
  • Access to Dr. McAlvanah in between consults via Patient Portal sceure chat and/or email

Consultations will be conducted via phone or video.  Program length will varies but is typically 6 – 8 months and continuing care options are available after you have completed your essentials program.

Functional Lab Testing

Functional lab testing helps evaluate health on a cellular level. This testing is different from traditional testing because it helps evaluate the root cause(s) of your health challenges instead of just diagnosing you. This testing is done through urine, stool, saliva, and/or blood.

Video Lab Interpretations

Each lab test provides us with detailed clinical data and insight into your cellular function. We want to make sure that you fully understand your lab results and that you can easily share them with your healthcare team if necessary.

Most importantly, the video lab interpretation allows you to become more involved and engaged in your own care. We believe that an informed patient gets much better long-term outcomes and becomes an active participant in their health and wellness.

Direct Lab Pricing

To provide the most affordable care possible, we have made special arrangements with all of our lab vendors to provide you with direct lab pricing. This ensures that you will get the lowest price possible for all lab testing.

Customized Supplement Program

After reviewing your lab results and evaluating your mineral and nutrients demands, we will recommend a personalized supplement program. Our recommendations will include only the highest quality products to create more predictable outcomes.

The Essentials Program

The Essentials Functional Medicine Program is a comprehensive health and personal optimization program. It is personally designed for anyone looking to elevate their wellness or restore vitality.

The Essentials program starts with a careful evaluation of your current and past social/medical/personal history. Based on a careful evaluation of your intake form and after listening to your story, we will determine the most appropriate lab testing to identify the root cause(s) of your symptoms.

Our Method

Our method evaluates the 6 pillars of health. These include, energy production, detoxification/oxidation, brain health/mindset, diet/digestions, stress/hormones/inflammation, and lifestyle/environment.

Lifestyle and Nutrition Consultation

80% of your clinical outcome is based on your nutrition and lifestyle strategy. Because we realize the value of this and the impact it has on you and your family, we emphasize lifestyle and nutrition throughout the process. By taking better care of yourself, you can lead your family to better health.


The Essentials Program is personalized for each person to ensure that you get the results that you are looking for. Our promise is to do whatever it takes to help you find an answer. We promise to be cost conscious without compromising your outcomes.

Our Essentials program starts at $2997.  Testing and supplements are customized based on your history and findings.

The next step to get started is to schedule a 15-minute complimentary consultation to find out if you and Dr. McAlvanah are a good match to work together and if this whole-person approach is right for you.   Simply click the button below to schedule.

We look forward to helping you optimize your health and wellness!

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