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Nutrition & Metabolic Health Initiative

NMHI Clinical Pricing & Program Descriptions

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Body Composition Testing:

Bod Pod: Single Test $70

The BOD POD® Gold Standard Body Composition Tracking System uses cutting edge, scientifically validated technology (whole-body densitometry) to determine body composition (fat and fat free mass). The test is based on the amount of air your body displaces while in the Bod Pod®. A full test requires only about 15 minutes, and provides highly accurate, safe, comfortable, and fast test results. While in a private room, this test will require you to wear a one or 2-piece Lycra®/spandex-type swim suit or single layer compression shorts without padding and sports bra and swim cap (cap provided) while you sit comfortably inside a large egg-shaped chamber.


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Bioelectrical Impedance: Single Test $35

Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) technology is a scientifically validated method that measures your body fat and fat free mass by sending a very low, safe, electrical signal (that you cannot feel) through your body. When you stand on our scale and hold the hand grips. The electrical signal passes quickly through water that is present in hydrated muscle tissue and slower in fat tissue. Using this information scientifically validated equations are used to calculate body composition measurements. It takes just a few minutes and only requires you to be barefoot and stand on a scale (fully clothed).


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Note: People with an electronic medical implant, such as a pacemaker, and pregnant women should not use this method.

 

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Metabolic Testing:

Indirect Calorimeter: Single test $70

Indirect calorimetry is among the most scientifically accurate methods available for measuring resting energy expenditure (the number of calories the body burns to maintain essential functions such as heart rate, brain activity and breathing). This information is used to inform us about the number of calories you may need to take in each day. Indirect calorimetry measurement determines the amount of oxygen consumed and the amount of carbon dioxide eliminated by your body while you are lying still under a comfortable clear hood on a bed in a quiet, private room for approximately 15-20 minutes (fully clothed). This information is used to calculate your resting energy expenditure.


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MedGem® Metabolic Test: Single test $35

The MedGem® device is a simplified version of indirect calorimetry and is used for measuring resting energy expenditure (the number of calories you burn at rest which is the number of calories the body burns to maintain essential functions such as heart rate, brain activity and breathing) quickly (approximately 10 minutes) and conveniently. It is used to inform us about the number of calories you may need to take in each day.


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Individual Nutrition Consultations:

Initial Nutrition Consult: Single (50 minute) Session $120

You will learn about many strategies for optimal nutritional health as you meet with your highly trained nutrition professional. All plans are personalized and individually tailored to your specific preferences, medical needs and lifestyle. The consultation includes nutrition and diet history, detailed nutrition planning and recommendations and a wide range of educational resources You will also receive information about your body fat mass (BIA test)


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Follow-up Nutrition Consult: Single (25 minute) Session $60 (requires initial consult prior to purchase)

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Bundled Service Packages:

Platinum:$245 - Bod Pod, Indirect Calorimeter, Nutrition Consult (50 min), Nutrition (25 min) Follow up appointment.


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White Gold$200 - BIA, MedGem®, Nutrition Consult (50 mins), Nutrition (25 min) Follow up appointment.


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Weight Management Programs

Group 12-week weight loss program:

Total Program Cost- Pay in Full option: $385

Payment Plan option: $280 at sign up; $115 at week 4 = $395 total

Managing your weight is not simply about finding the right diet. Your entire lifestyle contributes to your overall health and weight loss success and we understand just what it takes to help you find the right plan for your busy life. We take a whole person approach to weight management that helps you identify and deal differently with longstanding barriers that may have thrown you off track in the past. Healthy weight management is about adopting an overall health and self-care strategy while learning to adjust and plan for life's bumps along the way.

Program includes: 

1. Initial Nutrition consultation (25 minutes)

2. Body Composition (BIA) and metabolic test (MedGem®) before and after the program.

3. 12 weekly group educational support sessions lasting approximately 50 minutes.

Group Agenda:

5:30pm: Check in

- Private weighing & brief conversation as needed with group leaders)

6:00pm: Discussion

- 20 minute roundtable discussion of challenges and successes that week

- 20 minute interactive presentation/discussion on healthy lifestyle topics

Group Session Topics:

  • Portion Sizes
  • Conquer Triggers and Cues
  • Understanding the process of weight loss
  • Fueling your body for exercise while losing weight: Fact and Fiction
  • Understanding hunger, satiety and meal timing
  • Who needs a supplement and how to choose one
  • How to handle social events while managing your weight
  • Exercise: which, when, how much
  • Understanding barriers & strengths in health commitment
  • Managing your stress
  • Improving sleep for better health
  • Positive thinking - positive action

We will work with you to identify challenges, solve weekly barriers, celebrate and build upon your success and help you to see how every aspect of your life can influence your health plan. Some examples of topics we will cover include work, family and social commitments; medical issues; stress management; sleep; social support nutrition, physical activity and a wide range of other healthy lifestyle topics.


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Extended program options: $200
After completion of your Group12-week program, you will be eligible to continue beyond week 12 with 12 additional group sessions.


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Individual 12-week weight loss:

Total Program Cost- Pay in full option: $895

Payment Plan option: $655 at sign up; $250 at week 4 = $905 total

This highly individualized personal weight management program provides a comprehensive personally tailored care plan with your designated NMHI provider meeting with you a total of 5 times individually plus you have access to 12 weekly group sessions if you desire.

Included items:

  1. BIA Body Composition; MedGem® Metabolic Testing; at the beginning and after 12 weeks
  2. 50-minute Initial assessment: initial consultation with your NMHI provider
  3. Communication between NMHI provider and your own healthcare provider
  4. 25-minute lifestyle planning and counselling visit
  5. Follow up: two 25-minute follow-up consultations week 4 week 8.
  6. 25 min end of program review appointment (week 12).

 

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Extended program options: After completion of your Individual 12-week program, you will be eligible to continue beyond week 12 with individual appointments or additional group sessions.

Single 1 hour appointment: $165
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Single 30 minute appointment: $95
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Extended Individual Program: $425
12-week package of five 30-minute appointments and one BIA test at the end of 12 weeks.

12 additional group sessions: $200


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Contact NMHI

Phone: (806) 742-NMHI (6644)

Email:nmhi@ttu.edu