Support in your Journey Towards Optimal Health
Dr. Bernstein is committed to looking at the whole person to identify the origins of issues and supporting patients in moving forward to create better health and well-being. The Doctor creates an integrative treatment plan that often involves other members of the staff including the Patient Advocate and the Integrative Functional Nutritionist to support patients in reaching their goals.
Dr. Bernstein is passionate about food and nutrition. She considers optimal food choices to be a solid foundation for creating and maintaining great health. She coordinates with the Patient Advocate, the Registered Dietitian, and the staff once she has created your individualized tailored treatment plan.
Michal Shelton RDN, LDN, utilizing her care, passion, commitment and knowledge, takes the time with patients to support them in implementing their action plans by further educating and counseling them on how to put their treatment plans into action. During individual sessions, Michal supports patients to create behavior change and is patient and encouraging. She may also review and help patients to understand the results of their nutritionally oriented testing.
Michal's strong clinical skills, ability to really listen with compassion and insight, and creative problem-solving abilities complement the Doctor perfectly. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and due to her varied experiences as an intern, she has dealt with a wide range of patient populations and medical issues. Michal is caring and is really passionate about making a difference with those she serves. She thrives on working in coordination with the rest of our team to provide the best possible support for the patients. Our goal is that she will be able to support you with diet and lifestyle modifications and offer you that extra time and TLC you may need to achieve your optimal health and wellbeing.
She is in-Network with most commercial insurance plans. We are happy to check your benefits for Nutrition. For those that do not have good coverage or are not eligible, we offer affordable packages for visits with Michal.
In addition to individual nutrition counseling Michal may offer educational support groups on special topics.
Michal can also create individualized meal plans which are great for when you are unsure of where to start on planning the meals for you and your family for a given day or week! (Time required depends on a person's preferences, complexity of issues and the amount of meals*)
Meal planning can be a tedious task especially with busy schedules and day to day activities. Michal Shelton RDN LDN, will work with you to create a meal plan that fits your dietary needs and schedule. Clients can choose whether they would like a one-week or two-week meal plan.
We have created packages so that Michal can provide additional encouragement and expertise between visits*.
*There may be an additional charge for individualized Meal Plans and extra support if it is too involved and is not able to be done as part of a visit with the Integrative Functional Nutritionist. In this case it may be not be covered by insurance.
For more information on Michal and Debbie, go to the Lifestyle Support Page.
Debbie Garlits is our Patient Advocate and Lifestyle Specialist and is committed to supporting patients with their healing process and wellness journey. Debbie creates a supportive, nurturing environment that enhances a patient's ability to implement the Doctor's recommendations. She reviews and explains the Doctor's and Nutritionist's recommendations and further testing options. She inspires and empowers patients to take the next step toward their optimal health and well-being. She suggests and gives the patient information on various lifestyle modifications recommended by the Doctor.
Patients do best when supported in their goals to improve their health and well-being. Dr. Bernstein, Integrative Functional Nutritionist, Michal Shelton RDN, LDN, as well as the Patient Advocate/Lifestyle Specialist, Debbie Garlits, and the staff look at the whole person and will make various suggestions in the areas of diet, exercise and stress management to help patients improve their quality of life and make more productive and educated choices about their health and well-being.
Debbie has comprehensive training in HeartMath and has completed the HeartMath Clinical Certification for Stress, Anxiety and Self-Regulation. Debbie is also familiar with a variety of stress management, mind-body and relaxation techniques that can enhance well-being and support more restful sleep. She offers individual sessions for learning and practicing these various techniques. To learn more about the science behind HeartMath, click here.
We can also offer other specific coaching services for those patients who may benefit from additional support.
Reflexology - due to the pandemic temporarily not being offered
Jeanne Kane is our Reflexologist who is dedicated to helping clients reach their optimal state of health. During a Reflexology session Jeanne creates a soothing and supportive atmosphere in which she takes the client’s health goals into consideration. Relaxing music, therapeutic oils and aromatherapy set the stage for her clients to unwind and benefit from this holistic modality. Upon request, clients can simultaneously enjoy the therapeutic benefits of the Biomat during their session. She is also trained in Reiki and it can be added to your Reflexology session. We encourage you to call our office and schedule a Reflexology session.
The Holistic Healing Center offers
the Biomat, a state-of-the-art breakthrough in medical science! This therapeutic
alternative therapy offers patients a multitude of benefits using infrared
light, negative ions and amethyst quartz, leading to total body wellness.
Benefits include: DNA repair; increased serotonin levels; enhanced strength,
stability and vigor; increased bloodflow; detox; increased metabolism; bacterial
elimination; healing of soft tissue; muscle relaxation; immune system boost;
cardio fitness and healthy arteries; and much more!
Click here to learn more about Biomat.
Please call the office with any questions or to make an appointment, or after
your appointment, enjoy a relaxing 15-minute experience of lying on the
Referral and Resources
Dr. Bernstein utilizes the expertise and wisdom of a variety of other complementary and traditional health care providers to better serve all of a patient’s needs. An integrative holistic approach will often be better achieved by providing referrals to others better qualified in their areas of expertise and healing.
Book suggestions and
educational materials are often provided to patients for their information.
Getting to the Root Cause - Testing and Diagnostic Modalities
Dr. Bernstein makes available a variety of cutting edge testing methods to better access and identify the root causes of the patient’s various symptoms and complaints. These include specialty labs, and non-invasive health assessments including Cardiovascular Testing and Infrared Thermography.
Some of the laboratory tests can be added to routine blood work and others are from specialty laboratories and require additional samples. Some specialty laboratories offer tests that can be done at home. Dr Bernstein has done a considerable amount of study and research to provide her patients with the most up to date testing methods at the most affordable prices. Some of these tests are covered or at least partially covered by most major insurances and others require more out of pocket expense.
These laboratories offer tests that identify various nutrient, hormonal and neurotransmitter deficiencies that are often at the root of the person's symptoms. It is also now possible to uncover unique genetic predispositions so that one may be more proactive in reducing risk factors to various chronic disease states, including heart disease, osteoporosis, and cancer. Specialty laboratories include:
- Boston Heart
- Cleveland Heart
- Cyrex Laboratories
- Doctor's Data
- Exact Sciences
- Precision Point Diagnostics
- Vibrant America
- Vibrant Wellness
- ZRT Laboratories
Noninvasive Health Assessments
Max Pulse Cardiovascular
We are excited to offer a new
non-invasive cardiovascular screening device called the Max Pulse. Using
pulsewave analysis and frequency domain analysis techniques, you'll see a
detailed report of the overall health of your cardiovascular system. The Max
Pulse analyzes heart rate variability and mean heart rate; elasticity of large,
small, and peripheral arteries; arteriosclerosis progress; blood circulation and
remaining blood volume; left ventricular power; and mental and physical stress
and resistance to stress. This is a unique opportunity to take a detailed look
at your cardiovascular health. The cost of the test is $55. There will be a small fee to review the results of your initial test. To make an appointment, please contact the office. You can click here to read about the Max Pulse frequently asked questions.
Medical Infrared Thermography
Medical infrared thermography uses a state-of-the-art FDA approved thermal imaging camera that transmits data of the body’s skin temperature to a computer which converts these patterns to images.
By detecting thermal asymmetry or by noting alterations of the vascular patterns, the images can be used as an early detection assessment of breast, neurological and other conditions. It is a diagnostic tool far superior to others in early stages of some diseases.
This is a totally safe, non-radiologic, non-invasive, painless test with absolutely no adverse effects and NO contraindications.
We have partnered with TDI (Thermographic Diagnostic Imaging) which provides superior quality infrared imaging of the breast, neuromuscular system, dental, thyroid, and sinus regions to assist in the assessment of problems associated with these areas. Please check our News and Events page for the upcoming date they will be at our office.
For more information about TDI click here.