FAQs

What makes Karen McGeehan different from other nutritionists?
A few things set me apart from other nutritionists.
Karen McGeehan completed a two-year nutritional program to become a Certified Nutritionist (CN), which is extremely demanding, prefers college graduates, involves a great deal of science and is a Colorado Board of Education accredited institution. It’s one of only a handful of programs accepted into the National Association of Nutritional Professionals.
She has extensive experience working in a Naturopathic Clinic for 8 years and in a chiropractic clinic for 11 years. This background gives great depth to her practice.
Where some health care professionals commit to only the required 16 hours of study a year to the profession, Karen generally takes 30-80 hours of continuing education classes each year. Also, she has a Master’s degree in education.
Karen is very interested in finding the root cause of health issues. Instigating thorough and scientific investigations, she is often able to help people discover malfunctions in their body that no one else has been able to find. By using both in-house and outside labs, Karen offers a little more flexibility for testing.

Will I have to give up my favorite foods?
That depends. Often people’s favorite foods are foods they’re addicted or allergic to. There’s a fine line between addictive foods and allergies. That being said, sometimes, a favorite food has to be given up only temporarily to get things back in balance.

Will the food you recommend cost more?
When you buy whole fresh foods it does cost more than cheaper filler food. We can thank the government for that, because cheap foods often have inexpensive ingredients that often create addictions or sometimes make you sick. These inexpensive foods are also often government subsidized. Most people find that if they eat wholesome whole foods, they don’t crave the other foods. They save money by not spending money on food they’re addicted to. In the end, it comes out in the wash; because you won’t be buying non-essential foods.

Will you give me one meal plan?
Depending on what you need, Karen does give one-week meal plans that suggest menu ideas for your new way of eating. She can also give you a food list. The goal here is to get YOU to choose the right foods for YOUR body.

How can I manage your recommendations and still cook for my family?
Most of what you eat on any of my programs will be nutritious; and your family members should be eating nutritious foods, too. From personal experience, Karen can help you find easy ways to make small changes or additions to meals. If what you’re eating is radically different from your family, then you need to take a serious look at how you’re feeding your family and what kind of diseases are being created with that kind of eating plan.

Will I like the food you recommend?
Once you get used to eating the right foods for your body, you will enjoy the food. It’s simply about retraining the taste buds. Most people enjoy healthy foods, because they are wholesome, natural foods … the way nature intended.

How will I find the time or energy to make these changes?
That does create a challenge initially. Here are a few tips.
Make a meal that can be packaged and frozen, so you can have it 2 or 3 more times. Build up a selection of frozen meals for future use.
Keep fresh cut veggies in containers in the refrigerator for quick meals.
Buy bulk.
Organize your meal plan.
Just remember, any time you make a change, it feels like it’s more work until you get used to it.

What conditions do you specialize in?
Karen’s work with you is not as much about managing conditions as it is about maximizing the function of your body. She will help you support your body in the way it needs to heal itself.
It’s important to Karen to investigate and deal with malfunctions in your body. She looks at function more than diagnosis, and she tries to find the cause of any malfunction. Karen does see a lot of people who want to lose weight, who suffer from diabetes or who have low energy levels. Some of her clients are in a lot of pain or have neurological issue.

How fast will I lose weight?
The answer to that question is totally up to you. Everybody is so different, and it depends on where you are hormonally. Karen has a variety of weight loss and balancing programs to choose from, and will find the best and safest one for you.

How long will this take?
Neither you, nor Karen can predict how long it will take for your body to recover. Many factors need to be taken into consideration including any conditions you have and how long you’ve had them, your age, the way your body is functioning, etc. Sometimes on a one-on-one basis, Karen can make a close estimate.

Do you work with teenagers?
Absolutely! Karen likes working with people of all ages as individuals. She has found with a teenager, it’s important to take a team approach showing respect for what they want to accomplish with their own bodies.

Do you transfer out?
With more than 15 years of experience in healthcare and healthcare education in the Portland area, Karen has met many professionals she respects for what they deliver. If what you and Karen are doing doesn’t get you where she thinks you ought to be, she will be glad to recommend you to one of her colleagues.

How is my private information maintained?
Your privacy and confidentiality are important to the staff at Inner View. Like all other healthcare professionals, they are required by law to abide by the Health Insurance Portability Act of 1996 (HIPA) rules and regulations. Be assured that everything you tell the staff at Inner View is kept strictly private and confidential.

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