Teresa Sandoval-Schaefer, DS, RWP, FNTP

Functional Nutrition and Restorative Wellness Practitioner

Radical Ancestral Health, LLC

I provide holistic support to people struggling with chronic stress and burnout or that are feeling physically and mentally drained and are seeking guidance in living a healthier, more vibrant life.

Hamden, CT
Virtual Sessions

Recent Reviews

5.0 of 5 (2)
Two years ago I had severe anemia, muscle pain and heartburn. Tere has helped me remotely with the process of feeling better. She gave me useful and practical advices, which by implementing them in my life have helped improve my health. She was aware of how my state of health was going. She always had good willingness to solve any doubt clearly. She knows how to analyze many health factors and give a wise support. Thank you Tere, you are an excellent professional.
When I first started seeing Teresa I was at a loss, I was struggling with chronic yeast - presenting itself as thrush it had been ongoing for over a year. At this point I had seen many different doctors all of whom just kept giving me the same medication that would then cause other ailments and never fixed my problem. I had stomach aches most days , troubles with digestion and inflammation, I was suffering from sever dizzy spells and would get so lightheaded at times I thought i would pass out. Needless to say my quality of life in terms of my health was greatly suffering but I didn’t know why. When I recommend Teresa to people I tell them she is a miracle worker because for me she was! Within a month of working with her she pin pointed the cause of my yeast, all the chemicals I’m exposed to at work, and was able to give me ways in which to detox and keep my body safe from further exposure. But her help didn’t end there, Through testing for foods that were affecting me we found that i was eating completely wrong for my body type and blood type with support from Teresa and guidance I was able to change my diet , I didn’t know i could feel as good as I now do. I no longer suffer from aching joints , stomach aches , headaches or dizziness, My body feels completely different from when we first started working together. I get better sleep which is something we worked on together and i know how to properly fuel my body and provide true health for myself through food and proper nutrition. I do not get mood swings and depression systems as i once did from my prior sugar intake because we were able to find that it affects me very negatively. I cannot thank Teresa enough for her impact on my health and life, i highly recommend her to anyone and everyone, I never knew how much better i could feel until I met her.

License, Credentials & Experience

Tere has been helping people for 2 years
Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
Nutritional Therapy Association
Restorative Wellness Practitioner
Restorative Wellness Solutions

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Complimentary Discovery Call
This free 30-minute video call will allow us to discuss your current health challenges and goals and determine if nutritional therapy is right for you. You will also learn more about the nature of my work and have the opportunity to ask any questions before you commit to a program. If I feel like I may not be the best person to help you, I will happily refer you to another practitioner that would more effectively address your needs.
30 Minutes   •   FREE

Introductory Nutrition Consultation
In the first 90-minute visit we will go into detail about your symptoms, health concerns and the goals you expect to achieve from our work together. We will also conduct a thorough review of your health and family history and your food journal, based on forms you will be asked to complete in advance. At the end of the visit, based on your clinical presentation, you will receive a list of personalized dietary and lifestyle recommendations that we will review together to mutually agree on a plan you can implement until your next visit. I may also recommend the support of practitioner-grade nutritional or herbal supplements and we may evaluate the need for specialized functional testing, all at an additional cost.
90 Minutes   •   $180

Follow-up Sessions
In our follow up sessions, we will review your progress as well as the results of specialized testing (when applicable). We will also conduct any reassessments as needed, adjust your dietary plan and supplement recommendations and update your personalized plan. Occasionally, some issues or concerns may come up in between follow-up sessions as you are adjusting to a new protocol. Brief 25 min. sessions are available where I will answer any critical questions you may have and/or adjust your protocol or supplement recommendations should you experience any reactions.

Endorsements

Burnout
Functional Nutrition
Chronic Stress

Practice Locations & Hours


Virtual Appointments
Teresa is based in Hamden, CT and offers virtual services to people all over the world
Fri: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sun: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn More About Teresa Sandoval-Schaefer, DS, RWP, FNTP

About me

I became a Functional Nutritional Therapy and a Restorative Wellness Practitioner in 2019 after having experienced in my own life the positive effects of replacing ultra processed foods for nourishing whole foods. I have an innate curiosity for understanding the natural world which drove me to become a Biologist and pursue graduate education in science. However, the rigorous academic life combined with my tendency to somatize my emotions, put a toll on my health and wellbeing for many years resulting in chronic digestive symptoms, constant illness, hormonal imbalances, and mood disorders.
One day, I came across the paleo diet and decided to give it a try. I couldn’t believe the transformation! My digestive symptoms disappeared, my periods became regular, I was sleeping like a baby and my mind was clear and sharp. I also lost 10 pounds in one month without starving. In fact, I was eating a lot of very delicious food.
This made me realize that the power to change is in my own hands and compelled me to share all I have learned to guide others in their own path to health.
My approach is to offer a holistic and personalized plan based on a nutrient-dense whole food diet, paired with a balanced lifestyle that adapts to my client’s needs. My goal is for my clients to feel in control of their lives so they can sleep better, be focused, productive and centered, and reignite their vitality and passion for all the things they used to enjoy in life.

My Philosophy of Care

We are not only what we eat but what we can absorb from our food. This is why beyond diet, I focus on optimizing your digestion, reducing chronic stress and inflammation and balancing your blood sugar and I integrate stress management, exercise and movement, and sleep hygiene recommendations. I believe health is not a goal but a continuous journey and I teach my clients tools to not only maintain their health but to build a more resilient self, able to overcome the multiple challenges of life.

What You Can Expect On Your First Visit

In the first 90-min. visit we will review your health and family history as well as your dietary and lifestyle habits in detail. We will discuss your health concerns and goals, and your motivations and roadblocks for change. Based on this, you will receive personalized dietary and lifestyle recommendations to implement until your next visit. I might also recommend the support of practitioner-grade nutritional or herbal supplements and evaluate the need to order specialized functional testing.

My Inspiration

We live in an Era loaded with artificial products and false solutions to achieve prosperity and happiness and yet, we are sadder, sicker, and lonelier than ever. I became a wellness professional because I truly believe there is another way. Our bodies have an innate capacity to heal and remain healthy if we give them the right nourishment and care. By learning from the wisdom of our ancestors and going back to our essence, we have the potential to transform our bodies, our health and the planet


Practice Details

Works with
Individuals
Couples
Group Sessions
Families
Ages works with
Adults
Seniors
Children
Teenagers
Languages
English
Spanish

Teresa Sandoval-Schaefer Reviews

5.0 of 5 (2)
Two years ago I had severe anemia, muscle pain and heartburn. Tere has helped me remotely with the process of feeling better. She gave me useful and practical advices, which by implementing them in my life have helped improve my health. She was aware of how my state of health was going. She always had good willingness to solve any doubt clearly. She knows how to analyze many health factors and give a wise support. Thank you Tere, you are an excellent professional.
When I first started seeing Teresa I was at a loss, I was struggling with chronic yeast - presenting itself as thrush it had been ongoing for over a year. At this point I had seen many different doctors all of whom just kept giving me the same medication that would then cause other ailments and never fixed my problem. I had stomach aches most days , troubles with digestion and inflammation, I was suffering from sever dizzy spells and would get so lightheaded at times I thought i would pass out. Needless to say my quality of life in terms of my health was greatly suffering but I didn’t know why. When I recommend Teresa to people I tell them she is a miracle worker because for me she was! Within a month of working with her she pin pointed the cause of my yeast, all the chemicals I’m exposed to at work, and was able to give me ways in which to detox and keep my body safe from further exposure. But her help didn’t end there, Through testing for foods that were affecting me we found that i was eating completely wrong for my body type and blood type with support from Teresa and guidance I was able to change my diet , I didn’t know i could feel as good as I now do. I no longer suffer from aching joints , stomach aches , headaches or dizziness, My body feels completely different from when we first started working together. I get better sleep which is something we worked on together and i know how to properly fuel my body and provide true health for myself through food and proper nutrition. I do not get mood swings and depression systems as i once did from my prior sugar intake because we were able to find that it affects me very negatively. I cannot thank Teresa enough for her impact on my health and life, i highly recommend her to anyone and everyone, I never knew how much better i could feel until I met her.





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