Nutrition Now offers three levels of support—Dietary Audits, Supplement Evaluation and Recommendation, and Nutrition Counseling. Services are tailored to the unique needs of couples who are attempting to conceive, women who have recently conceived and women who have recently given birth. Services can be rendered virtually for client convenience. Areas of focus include but are not limited to:
Infertility (including ovulatory infertility, male factor infertility, and infertility undergoing assisted reproductive technology)
Preconception for men and women (recommended for everyone at least three months before trying to conceive)
Weight loss or weight gain for enhanced fertility
Postnatal nutrition (maternal-not infant)
Breastfeeding nutrition (maternal-not infant)
Web-Based Dietary Audits and Supplement Evaluation
Supplement Evaluation and Recommendations by a Registered Dietitian
This is a service for clients who want assistance selecting supplements from the overwhelming options that are on the market. If your doctor simply said to “take a prenatal with DHA and folic acid”, then this service is for you. I will evaluate your intake and current supplements and ensure you are getting the correct DOSE and Source of nutrients like DHA, choline, iodine, and many other key nutrients for preconception, pregnancy, and lactation. I will take certain factors like current diet, pill preference, and cost into consideration.
This service involves filling out a quick questionnaire and listing all supplements. I will then evaluate your current plan and provide suggestions if necessary. I may also suggest replacing certain supplements with food if I think there is a clinical or cost advantage.
The cost for this service is $25, and includes a 15% discount off of certain supplements if they are not available through Amazon. Please note that Nutrition Now is not affiliated with any supplement company, and therefore brands of recommended supplements may vary based on what is the best choice for you. Please email NutritionNowCounseling@gmail.com or call/text 843-513-4303 to start the process for the supplement evaluation service.
Convenient Access to Personalized Nutrition Tips & Tweaks: Nutrition Audit
Are you generally healthy but want to have a nutrition expert review your dietary practices and supplement choices to make sure what you are putting into your body isn't working against your goals?
Don’t have the time or expendable income to pursue a counseling session?
Is the nutrition information you received from your doc general and includes to take a general prenatal vitamin with no regard to what your diet and lifestyle are?
Are you frustrated getting your nutrition information off of instagram???
Did your doctor mention nutrition and lifestyle importance to you, but nobody has evaluated whether your partner's diet and lifestyle are supporting your goals of conceiving? Wish an expert can easily evaluate your partner's eating habits, lifestyle, and supplement choices without him having to talk to a dietitian?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, than a Dietary Audit is for you. It can be completed online at your convenience, and the cost is only $36 ($65 for couples). You do not have to take time out of your workday, since this option is all completed online via forms and online messaging. Dietary audits include three to four personalized suggestions (diet and lifestyle) that are tailored to suit your unique circumstances and goals, vitamin and supplement recommendations/additions/changes if applicable depending on what you are currently taking, and an opportunity to ask a registered dietitian any nutrition-related questions pertaining to your goals (instead of googling answers on your own).
Step 1: Complete a contact form to indicate interest in a Dietary Audit.
Step 2: Check your inbox. Within 24 hours of your request, you will receive correspondence from Nutrition Now via a HIPAA compliant and secure platform called Practice Better. Please check your inbox and SPAM folder for correspondence from Lauren Manaker via Practice Better.
Step 3: Create your Practice Better account. A link and instructions will be sent to you via email. Creating this account is free, and allows us to communicate securely since we are discussing your medical information.
Step 4: You will receive waivers, a detailed questionnaire encompassing many aspects of your health and nutrition practices, and an invoice via email. Once all are complete, you can expect to receive audit results within a few business days. Please continue checking email in the days following questionnaire submission.
Step 5: Once your audit results are delivered, you will have two business days to correspond with Lauren for further questions or clarification through the secure platform. If you opt to purchase supplements at this time, all clients receive a 15% discount on supplements recommended by Lauren through her Fullscript.com dispensary.
Virtual Nutrition Counseling
Face-to-Face Video Conferencing Or In-Person Session with a Registered Dietitian
Nutrition Counseling is a more robust service that includes a consultation and a full discussion of your…
- Personal health challenges and goals
- Existing dietary and lifestyle habits
- Realistic and specific lifestyle changes
- Medication/supplementation regimen
We will then discuss a personalized and evidence-based action plan to help you achieve your health and nutrition goals. This is a better option for many cases, including gestational diabetes and clients who have weight loss or weight gain goals while also trying to enhance their fertility.
Please note that Virtual Nutrition Counseling requires access to a desktop or laptop computer, or for you to download the PracticeBetter app on your smartphone or iPad (free app) to ensure the security of your health care information. Telephonic counseling is available if virtual counseling is not preferred, but please note that this will not be a secure method of communication.
All clients of Nutrition Now will have access to a 15% discount on supplements recommended by Lauren Manaker through Fullscript.com
Please click on the “book a virtual session” button below for pricing and package offerings, or email Lauren to request an appointment. Lauren may have additional availability that is not offered on the booking schedule. Click on the "request a meeting" button below to discuss timing that may work best for your schedule, and we will do our best to accommodate!
Nutrition Counseling can be rendered virtually for client convenience or in-person for clients living in or traveling to the Charleston, SC, area. Office location is in downtown Charleston, SC (NoMo area) or available to meet at a location on James Island, SC. Please click on the "request a meeting" button below to discuss location options and timing options if you prefer an in-person appointment.
Pregnancy Package. Your needs are constantly changing as you move through your pregnancy, and this package allows you to have access to a dietitian throughout your journey. This package includes six (6) 20-minute sessions to be rendered over the phone with a registered dietitian to help guide you on your nutrition journey to motherhood. This allows you to ask nutrition-related questions and ensure you are eating what is best and safe for your pregnancy according to the trimester and challenges you may be facing. It will also provide you with personalized updates on your unique nutrition needs during whichever stage of pregnancy you are in.
Sessions must be used within 9 months of purchase. Email Lauren an NutritionNowCounseling@gmail.com for further information or to purchase this package.
Want to help a loved one reach their nutritional goals? Gift certificates are available. Please inquire for details.
Lauren is presently a brand ambassador for select food companies that are in alignment with her nutrition principles and beliefs. If you are a food or nutrition company and would like to collaborate with Lauren, please send an email to NutritionNowCounseling@gmail.com with the subject "brand collaboration".
For any media requests, please send an email with the subject "media request".