During your time with Kale Diagnostics, you are paired with experienced nutritional practitioner Sarah King and a licensed naturopathic doctor, who will thoroughly address labs, nutrition, and lifestyle factors with you in a hands-on setting. In addition, the rest of our wellness practitioners support you, where all protocols pass through and are reviewed.
When you work with Kale Diagnostics, you receive extensive education that will serve as a core foundation for your wellness success. This is typically accomplished through live or recorded educational training and handouts that you will have access to throughout
our time together.
Data + Support
I will meet with you on live calls to support you through the entire 1:1 process, including your comprehensive initial intake, and functional lab testing results. I will bring your complex health case to the drawing board to the rest of the Kale Diagnostics team, where the best solutions and action steps are thoughtfully selected for you.
Your protocol will include detailed lab interpretation and findings,
and a strategic, fully custom meal plan, along with intentional supplement and lifestyle suggestions based on your health data. We support you through your healing journey, while tracking progress, making adjustments, and running lab re-tests and comparative analyses when needed.
Meet The Team
What Sets Us Apart
At Kale Diagnostics, our top priority is to assist you in attaining your best possible health and well-being by utilizing an evidence-based approach. Our main objective is to discover and manage the underlying causes of your symptoms by utilizing advanced functional lab testing, providing personalized one-on-one support, individualized nutrition and equipping you with educational resources to guide you on your path to better health. In addition to personalized 1:1 support, the entire team at Kale Diagnostics is dedicated to supporting you in confirming and reviewing the most appropriate course of action for your health through our holistic methods. We work collaboratively to ensure that you receive the best possible care and achieve your health goals.
Dive into our comprehensive Kale Diagnostics Program, featuring exhaustive health analyses, exclusive one-on-one sessions with your naturopathic physician and nutritional practitioner, accessible portal messaging support, innovative functional lab testing, and the crafting of personalized health strategies. Additionally, with Kale Diagnostics Education, we equip you with the necessary tools for cultivating sustainable health management skills. Our program's all-inclusive support begins at $1649, with potential monthly payments as economical as $102. We welcome HSA/FSA and offer support for insurance reimbursement.
Meet Your Practitioner
BS, NTP, CHC
Hi, I'm Sarah! I'm a Kale Diagnostics practitioner, and I specialize in improving poor gut health and hormonal imbalances through functional testing and targeted nutritional support. Kale Diagnostics is a root-cause nutrition practice focused on your greatest health potential. During your time with Kale Diagnostics, I thoroughly address functional labs, individualized nutrition, and lifestyle factors with you in a hands-on setting.
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Our Innovative Approach
Discover your body's full potential with Kale Diagnostics. Our innovative approach with our clients focuses on identifying and addressing the root causes of your symptoms through advanced functional lab testing, personalized 1:1 support, individualized nutrition and educational resources. With the guidance of your practitioner, Sarah King, and the support of your naturopathic doctor, you will receive a tailored protocol to help you achieve optimal health and balance. At Kale Diagnostics, we are committed to empowering you with the knowledge and tools you need to unlock your body's true potential.
Functional Lab Testing
At Kale Diagnostics, we understand that every individual is unique, and so are their health struggles. That's why we use functional lab testing as the foundation of all our services. By basing our approach on data and science, we eliminate the guesswork and gain a clear understanding of your health. With accurate and detailed lab results, we can create a personalized plan of action tailored to your specific needs and goals.
Comprehensive 1:1 Consultations
You will be working closely with Sarah King and a licensed naturopathic doctor to address any lab results, nutrition concerns, and lifestyle factors in a personalized and hands-on manner. Our naturopathic doctor works closely with Sarah in a collaborative effort to address the root causes of health struggles from a data-driven perspective. By combining their expertise and perspectives, they provide a holistic approach that takes into account all available data to form the most effective plan of action.
Personalized Protocols: Lab Interpretation, Meal Plans, and More.
Because there is no "one-size-fits-all" when it comes to your health. Your protocol will include detailed lab interpretation and findings, and a strategic, fully custom meal plan, along with intentional supplement and lifestyle suggestions based on your health data.
When you work with Kale Diagnostics, you receive extensive education that will serve as a core foundation for your wellness success. This is typically accomplished through live or recorded educational training and handouts that you will have access to throughout our time together.
Sarah is an experienced nutritional practitioner with education from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Nutritional Therapy Association, and a masters in nutrition and functional medicine from University of Western States. Her passion lies in rebalancing the microbiome & supporting healthy hormonal cycles. Whether you're dealing with hormonal imbalances, PCOS, post-birth control use, IBS, food sensitivities, thyroid imbalances, or other health issues, Sarah believes that these can all be addressed by improving the diet, stress management, targeted supplementation, and strengthening the gut microbiome. Sarah's personal journey led her to overcome various health problems, including acne, bloat, PMS, PCOS, fatigue, and headaches. Despite receiving no substantial support from specialists who only offered medication with side effects, Sarah was determined to find the root cause of her struggles. Rejecting the quick-fix approach of medications and surgery, she utilized functional testing to uncover the underlying issues. For her, and for many others, functional testing was the first step in uncovering the root cause of her issues. Utilizing the data from the labs to create specialized care, bio individual nutritional changes, and supporting the foundations of the body was a methodical approach that helped her heal herself, and now she wants to help others do the same. Today, Sarah is committed to assisting individuals in finding answers to their health struggles, just as she has done for herself and many others. Her expertise lies in improving gut health and hormonal imbalances through functional testing and targeted nutritional support. Sarah is passionate about alleviating discomforting symptoms and providing the support that the conventional health care model could not. She is dedicated to helping her clients achieve optimal health and wellness by identifying the root causes of their health issues and creating personalized nutrition plans that support their body's natural healing process.
Through 1:1 support with your holistically-minded doctor and nutritional practitioner via private calls, functional lab testing, individualized nutrition, and comprehensive education, the Kale Diagnostics team leads your health journey in a highly supportive setting. Kale Diagnostics can directly accept HSA and FSA payments. We are not in-network with any health insurance providers, so we do not accept insurance directly, but we can facilitate health insurance reimbursement at no additional cost.
A comprehensive program that includes in-depth health analysis, private 1:1 appointments, portal support messaging, advanced functional lab testing, and strategic health protocol creation. In addition, Kale Diagnostics Education provides the tools you need to develop lifelong skills that preserve health. Program support begins at $1649 for high-level, all-inclusive support. Monthly installments potentially as low as $102/month. HSA/FSA accepted, and insurance reimbursement support is provided.
Do you accept insurance, HSA, or FSA?
Kale Diagnostics can directly accept HSA and FSA payment for full coverage. We are not in-network with any health insurance providers, so we do not accept insurance directly, but we are able to facilitate health insurance reimbursement at no additional cost. Many of our clients get partial reimbursement from insurance. Another avenue for our clients to afford our services is through Affirm. With this option, manageable monthly installments can start as low as $62 per month.
What is the basis for the cost of your services?
While the average primary care doctor in America spends a mere 20 minutes per year with each patient, we at Kale Diagnostics prioritize investing quality time in understanding your unique health profile. Our comprehensive services, including lab tests and personalized nutritional support, reflect the additional time and attention we devote to each client, which often proves to be a transformative investment in their long-term health. Although our detailed approach might mean higher upfront costs, we strive to make it as accessible as possible. Not only do we accept HSA and FSA and provide insurance superbills for potential reimbursement, but we've also partnered with Affirm to offer flexible financing. With monthly installments potentially as low as $102, we ensure our dedicated, in-depth care is within your reach, regardless of immediate financial constraints.
What results can I expect to see when working with Kale Diagnostics?
For some, their journey with Kale Diagnostics is a 180-degree, life-changing experience that provides relief from a laundry list of symptoms and years of struggle. For others, we are a helpful stop in their continued journey. The majority of our clients (83%) do see symptom reduction within the first three months, and while we cannot guarantee results, we are always committed to providing the very best and most comprehensive care.
Do you diagnose or treat?
No, we do not diagnose or treat diseases, but you can work with us if you have one or multiple conditions, and we can share alternative treatment options that can be approved by your doctor. It’s important to note that Kale Diagnostics is not intended to replace an individual relationship with a qualified healthcare professional and is not intended as medical advice. Kale Diagnostics encourages you to continue visiting and being treated by your primary care physician or healthcare provider.
How does my relationship with my doctor play into my work with Kale Diagnostics?
We encourage you to meet regularly with your doctor, and if needed, we can provide resources that support your doctor-patient relationship while you work with the Kale Diagnostics team to support your desired health outcomes.
Sarah King (BS, CHC, NTP) is an experienced nutritional practitioner with education from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Nutritional Therapy Association, and a masters in nutrition and functional medicine from University of Western States. Sarah's personal journey led her to overcome various health problems, including acne, bloat, PMS, PCOS, fatigue, and headaches. Using lab data for tailored care and personalized nutritional modification, Sarah methodically healed herself. Now, she aids other women in their health challenges using the same approach.
Meet Melody Dedmon (RDN, LDN), a passionate Registered Dietitian specializing in women's health and functional medicine. With years of experience in the health and fitness industry, Melody has witnessed the profound impact of nutrition and lifestyle practices on women's well-being. Her personal journey through eating disorders, Hashimoto's, Lyme disease, fatigue, painful periods, and gut issues ignited her commitment to uncovering the root causes behind health problems. Melody focuses on hormone health, gut health, and nervous system regulation, drawing from her comprehensive training in functional medicine. Her goal is to empower women to regain control of their health and discover lasting solutions without stress and overwhelm.
Introducing Courtney (MS, RDN, LDN, CSCS, CLT), a seasoned Registered Dietitian and Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. Recognizing the shortcomings of conventional health approaches, Courtney chose to pioneer in the realm of functional nutrition. Her specialization lies in empowering women to rejuvenate their bodies through profound nutritional practices, insightful functional lab testing, intentional exercise, and precise supplementation.
Dr. LuLu Shimek
Dr. LuLu Shimek is a distinguished alumna of the esteemed Bastyr University, who has since become a pioneering expert in the fields of women’s health, biohacking, and genetic analysis. As a naturopathic doctor, Dr. LuLu works with patients experiencing chronic diseases such as hormonal imbalance, thyroid disorders, gastrointestinal dysfunction, depression, anxiety, and fatigue. Her philosophy is centered around uncovering the root cause of illness and igniting the body's innate ability to heal, resulting in life-changing transformations.
Kourtney Simmang (BS, CNC, FDNP) is the founder of Kale Diagnostics and is widely esteemed as a leading functional diagnostic nutritionist within the field of functional medicine. She overcame chronic health struggles through functional nutrition, lab testing, and extensive research, finding lasting solutions to hormonal, gut, and immune issues. With her distinctive expertise and unwavering dedication, she has proficiently guided women towards sustainable wellness by leveraging personalized nutrition plans and supplemental strategies.
Kiara Orbe (NTA, FDNP, RCPC) is a trauma-informed women's integrative health specialist, passionately melding nutritional therapy, advanced functional labs, and profound somatic techniques to pave the way for comprehensive healing. Specializing in aiding women grappling with chronic fatigue, digestive troubles, hormonal imbalances, and systemic dysregulation, Kiara’s methods are deeply rooted in her personal health odyssey. This journey illuminated the intricate bond between her emotional and physical being, revealing their inseparability. Trained with the NTA, FDN, RCPC, and The Embody Lab, Kiara empowers women to overcome chronic issues and lead fulfilling lives.
An accomplished functional nutritionist (NTP, CHC, CPT), Kellie Bernardi espouses a deep-seated passion for an integrative, whole-body approach to wellness. Her pathway into functional medicine was paved by her mother's diagnosis of breast cancer, an experience which revealed the gaps within Western medical paradigms. Facing her own health quandaries, she found profound insights and personalized care in functional nutrition and diagnostic lab testing. Now, Kellie strives to embolden others to achieve their optimal health by acknowledging their unique health profiles and bolstering their inherent healing mechanisms.
Mikaela Martinez (RHNC) is a certified Holistic Health and Nutrition Coach. She transformed her personal struggles with health and emotional issues into a holistic healing journey. Confronted by the challenging reality of debilitating menstrual cramps, persistent anxiety, and ongoing digestive discomfort, Mikaela embarked on a purpose-driven exploration into the world of health and wellness. Through extensive research, she adeptly navigated various therapeutic modalities, targeting solutions to transform her personal health and to bring effective wellness strategies into the market.
Maddy Cooper (NTP) is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner specializing in helping individuals pinpoint the root causes of chronic health conditions. In 2009, Maddy found herself bedridden with Lyme disease, a condition that only exacerbated under conventional allopathic treatments. Upon exploring alternative medicine, she realized the pivotal role nutrition plays in overall health. This personal experience kindled a burning passion within Maddy to assist others along their health journeys. After a decade of meticulous research, experimentation, and self-healing, Maddy is now adept at facilitating transformative healing for others.
Melissa Mastroberardino (RHN) is committed to empowering individuals with the knowledge and resources necessary to enhance their personal well-being. With a profound passion for holistic health and wellness, Melissa is committed to guiding individuals on a transformative journey toward optimal well-being. She firmly believes that nutrient-dense foods and healthy living are the primary means to achieving overall health and wellness, and believes in supporting the body's natural ability to achieve health by modifying factors that hinder well-being.
Sydney Shank (M. Ed, NTP), a distinguished Nutritional Practitioner, transformed her personal health struggles into professional purpose. Her encounters with unresolved health issues ignited a quest for solutions, leading her to a comprehensive study of nutrition. Now, she merges personal passion with her profession, advocating for women's health empowerment. Sydney is dedicated to promoting an understanding of wellness through a functional health approach, ensuring her clients feel supported and understood on their path to well-being.
Integrative Health Researcher
Amber Adkins, a Registered Nurse and nutrition student, discovered the healing power of nutrition following a personal health diagnosis. Formerly a marathon runner and cyclist, she shifted her belief from exercise being the key to health to recognizing the critical role of nutrition. As a member of the Kale Diagnostics team, Amber's full commitment to research underpins the company's science-backed ideologies. She explores the broad spectrum of health and wellness, ensuring that Kale Diagnostics' contributions remain relevant and grounded in the latest scientific understanding.
Claire Maxam plays a pivotal role at Kale Diagnostics, acting as the essential link between clients and practitioners. As the head of client hospitality, her expertise lies in her exceptional interpersonal skills, ensuring every client feels heard, understood, and valued. Claire expertly facilitates communication between clients and the team, conveying clients' concerns and practitioners' responses effectively. Through her commitment to seamless service, Claire enhances the overall client experience, contributing significantly to the supportive and empowering environment at Kale Diagnostics.
Kale Diagnostics has helped women confidently navigate:
PCOS & Endometriosis
Hashimoto’s & Grave’s Disease
SIBO and Gut Issues
Thyroid & Hormonal Struggles
Infertility & Pre-Conception
Adrenal & Cortisol Dysfunction
Metabolic Health and Weight Management
Food Allergies and Unique Restrictions
Unexplained Health Struggles
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