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Rich is the Director of Integrative Nutrition at Michigan Elite Conditioning for Athletes.
He is still taking clients on a case-by-case basis.
The “Whole” Approach
When I first contacted Rich I was initially drawn to his education in functional medicine and nutrition. I feel strongly these two fields work harmoniously in treating chronic health problems today. Not only was Rich knowledgeable on a clinical level, he was empathetic on a personal one.
I will never forget my first visits as his patient. I had prepared my notes and questions and felt ready to tackle my persistent gut issues (I had experienced a parasite which led to SIBO and gut dysbiosis). I sat across from his desk and minimized my symptoms for I wanted to appear stronger than the debilitating pain and isolation dealing with my health had caused. Rich saw through this and directed my focus on how I actually felt emotionally about my health issues.
Truth was, without a practitioner I was confident in, I didn’t feel supported or understood. It was in that moment I knew Rich was on my side. From then on Rich was always accessible while we worked as a team to find the best approach to health my gut.
I never felt pressured to buy certain supplements or perform certain tests. I wasn’t afraid to disagree or bring up any thoughts or concerns, unlike many practitioners I have seen in the past. Whatever health ailment that is holding you back Rich takes a mind, body and soul approach that is effective with results. I could not be happier with my decision to seek his help and our partnership in my personal health journey.
Rich can help
After years of struggling with fatigue, gut issues and many more I luckily came across Rich. I had been to many natural doctor in the past but they always through supplements at me without doing any tests. Instead of guessing, Rich ran specific labs on me to help and get to the bottoms of my health issues. I’ve only been working with Rich a few months and I’m already feeling so much better. If you want to get to the bottom of your health issues and really figure out what’s going on get in contact with Rich you won’t be disappointed.
I Would Highly Recommend
I would highly recommend his services to anyone seeking more energy, fitness, and overall better quality of life. Besides he is a blast to hang out with! You will actually enjoy this process.
He Truly Wants His Clients to Look and Feel Well
Rich Jacobs is has been expert in the fitness industry for over 15 years, and now has even more tools in his toolbox to take care of clients through Functional Diagnostic Nutrition! He has a tremendous amount of experience helping people achieve their goals. He is also honest, reliable, hard working, and truly wants his clients to look and feel well.
I no longer have the stomach issues I used to
I’ve been working with Rich since November of last year (2017). I came to him because I’ve dealt with stomach issues for most of my life. Always constant stomach pains, bloating, and discomfort.
Within the short amount of time I’ve been with him I no longer have the stomach issues I used to have. I can enjoy certain foods now that I couldn’t eat before without the pain it would cause. I’ve also noticed a huge difference in how much clear my skin is and my moods.
I can think more clearly and my hormones are feeling much more balanced. I couldn’t thank Rich enough. I highly recommend anyone who is struggling with their body to get in contact with Rich.
I Feel Like a New Person!
Rich has helped uncover treatable issues with lifestyle and dietary changes, supplements and various forms of exercise including meditation. It has only been 4 months but I feel like a new person and am excited to continue on this journey with Rich by my side. His knowledge and support came along at exactly the right time and with him I am confident that I will heal completely.
I feel a thousand times better
I’ve been working with Rich for 7 months and when I first met with him I was a miserable mess. I was so fatigued and felt overall terrible. I had been to several doctors and had many blood tests done and was told I was healthy and normal over and over again. I was pretty hopeless.
Thankfully Rich overheard me talking about my fatigue at the gym one day and said he could help. I was pregnant at the time, but after I had my baby I met with Rich and he immediately took such great care and interest in my health.
My body was pretty ill so it took a while to start healing and feeling better, but he was by my side the entire time, coaching me and encouraging me. Taking every email, message, and phone call.
He really took interest in me feeling better, as if it were himself he was trying to heal. Today, I feel a thousand times better and he’s still helping me implement lifestyle changes to continue overall health for me and my family. I can’t even imagine how I would be feeling if Rich hadn’t helped me!
I would have still been running in circles!
“When I first found Rich, I was at the 2017 Fitposium Conference in Phoenix, AZ. It just so happened that I was a week out from my first figure competition, but knew for many years prior, that something was wrong. I could definitely tell during my show prep that my body was not responding appropriately. The results were not matching the level of effort I was putting in, between the workouts and the dieting. I had always struggled with gaining weight in my stomach area, which started when I was put on birth control pills as a young teenager to help control my heavy and painful menstrual cycles. I could never work out enough or decrease my calories enough to get rid of the belly fat. I couldn’t understand it, even when I was eating so well and all organic, it wouldn’t budge.
I had been to multiple doctors, both allopathic and naturopathic and didn’t get any legitimate answers as to why I felt as horrible as I did and why my hair was continuing to fall out since the onset in 2005. After doing a number of tests that Rich has recommended, we now understand a great deal more of what was causing all of my symptoms. I almost started to believe it was all just in my head and that my situation was hopeless. I was losing all confidence as a woman with my hair getting visibly thinner and thinner. I was so relieved when Rich told me after the initial testing that there were definitely reasons for me having all these issues and he that had solutions.
It’s been a long road to recovery, as with each new test we completed, we found something else that needed attention. The two major issues we found were the stage three adrenal fatigue and the secondary thyroid dysfunction, which literally were stealing my ability to perform activities of daily living. I could hardly get out of bed on some days. I also had multiple gut issues that were causing problems.
Since we started the initial testing, we have made some tremendous progress. The first thing was to get my body detoxed and rebalance my gut bacteria, which involved eliminating some parasites I had, likely from all the traveling I’ve done. Next, we tackled the adrenal and thyroid issues and I now have energy that stays constant throughout the day, and finally allows me to have energy enough to clean my house and cook myself a good meal, even after my workday has ended. We are still working through some occasional sleep issues and menstrual cycle issues, but are consistently seeing improvements.
My hair has started to grow back and I know as my body continues to heal and rebalance, I will start to see even more results and eventually can push hard in my workouts again. I’m so looking forward to putting some muscle back on. I know in my heart that finding Rich was not a chance meeting, but believe it was a divine connection for me. Had I not met him and done these amazing tests, I would have still been running in circles without ever discovering the root of all my suffering. Thank you Rich for giving me back my hope for a better tomorrow.”