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., PhD, Dr. Brian Conner, D.C., C.N.S., 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
All of our nutritionists use near infra red spectrophotometry to measure body fat to ensure that you are meeting your goals. For weight loss, the intended goal is to lose fat not lean muscle mass. Your hydration can be evaluated with this technology, as well as essential, reserve and excess fat. 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 Scanning
To measure tissue antioxidant levels, Dr. Conner uses the Pharmanex Biophotonic Antioxidant scanner using raman spectroscopy. The Antioxidant Scanner was developed at the University of Utah. Dr. Conner had one of the first scanners in Connecticut as of October 2003.
Both Dr. Brian and Julie Conner and Colleen Wall are providers of many insurance companies such as Aetna, Cigna, Connecticare, Healthy Connecticut, Oxford, BlueCross BlueShield, and United Healthcare. 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
Binge Eating Disorder
Body Dysmorphia Disorder
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
High Blood Pressure
Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Weakened Immune System
*Note that this list is not comprehensive & other ailments are treated as well through medical nutrition therapy.