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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

12-week Lifestyle & Weight Management Group:

Total Program Cost- Pay in Full option: $295

Payment Plan option: $200 at sign up; $105 at week 4 = $305 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 with Registered Dietitian (25 minutes)

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

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


Agenda:

5:30pm: Check in; Includes private weighing & brief conversations as needed with group leader(s)

6:00pm: Discussion
    20 minute interactive presentation/discussion on healthy lifestyle topics
    20 minute roundtable discussion of challenges and successes that week

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

In a supportive group setting you will identify challenges, learn how to overcome barriers and celebrate success. 


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Extended program options: $175
After completion of your 12-week Group 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

Exclusive, one on one nutrition counseling with Dr. Nik Dhurandhar, an internationally known obesity expert with 35 years of experience in counseling over 15,000 people for weight loss. This highly individualized personal weight management program provides a comprehensive personally tailored care plan. 

Included items:

  1. BIA Body Composition for determining body fat and muscle mass (at the beginning and aftert 12 weeks)
  2. MedGem® Metabolic Testing to determine your daily caloric requirement (at the beginning and after 12 weeks)
  3. Communication between NMHI provider and your own healthcare provider
  4. Total of 5 one on one visits
    1. 50-minute Initial assessment: initial consultation with your NMHI provider
    2. 25-minute lifestyle planning and counselling visit
    3. Follow ups: two 25-minute follow-up consultations week 4 week 8.
    4. 25 min end of program review appointment (week 12).
  5. Weekly access to the Lifestyle & Weight Management group

 

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

Single 1 hour appointment: $165
Schedule any time you need a boost!

Single 30 minute appointment: $95
Schedule any time you need a boost!

Extended Individual Program: $425
12-week package of five 30-minute appointments and one BIA test at the end of 12 weeks (weekly group sessions included)

12 additional group sessions: $175


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Contact NMHI

Phone: (806) 742-NMHI (6644)

Email:nmhi@ttu.edu