I have been working with Megan & Jeff for almost a year now. After learning about functional medicine I was seeking to work with health providers who seek to understand the root cause of illness instead of just medicating a symptom. I personally have been struggling with weight and inflammation that I have had trouble losing, despite diet and exercise. I happened to be walking by one day after visiting the coffee shop across the street and I'm glad I stopped by because my life is forever changed. I've had weight gain issues and skin rashes related to stress before, and my previous doctor said "yeah you're stressed out, just be less stressed out." In stark contrast to my previous experiences, Megan & Jeff have been so thorough in their approach to finding the underlying causes of my health issues.
The deep dive into my full health history upon intake helped them know which tests to run, and we've looked at everything from my bloodwork, to my microbiome and even down to my DNA! They are always up on the latest research around optimizing health and longevity. They have provided support to both my husband and myself in reaching our health goals and my husband has lost 30 pounds in just over 4 months!
Megan has helped me navigate my path back to health through nutrition by looking at my nutritional needs from a 360 degree view, and also as a woman and the challenges we face that contribute to our stress. Tracking my symptoms I've learned just how much stress has contributed to my inflammation and she's helped provide nutritional support and guidance on practitioners to work with to reduce stress on my body from life and lifestyle. My inflammation has reduced greatly, and just last week I was able to start wearing my wedding ring again, after not being able to get it on my swollen finger for over 6 months. My digestion has improved greatly and I have learned which foods trigger inflammation for me and can make informed decisions about whether or not I want to risk eating them. My energy and my sleep have improved greatly, and I no longer NEED coffee to get going in the morning.
The thing I appreciate the most about working with BioLounge is that their approach to maintaining health is realistic and non-judgemental. As my inflammation has reduced so has my baseline stress level, while my resilience to stressors has also improved. Through working with them I've learned about different modalities like red light therapy, sauna, and nervous system reset to get back on track. We all fall off the wagon during times of stress, but learning these modalities to manage stress has actually made it easier to stay on track with eating well and exercising which has not been the case for me in the past. I am so thankful to have them in our corner helping us stay healthy and I look forward to working with them for years to come as we begin the journey of trying to start a family!