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IV Nutrition Therapy During the Holidays

IV Nutrition Therapy During the Holidays
IV Nutrition Therapy During the Holidays

Our bodies are designed to function optimally as long as they receive adequate amounts of vitamins, minerals, and macronutrients. Unfortunately, many of us fail to get enough of the proper nutrients our bodies need for a variety of reasons. Whether it’s malnutrition or poor gut health, in the end we develop uncomfortable symptoms that could lead to serious health problems. 

 

How do we get the nutrients our bodies need? Even if we start eating nutrient rich foods, a leaky gut may be stopping us from actually absorbing them.

 

Enter: IV nutrition therapy. 

 

What is IV Nutrition Therapy?

IV therapy is designed to deliver these key substances to your body in a way that’s faster and easier to absorb. That way you can get back to feeling your best.

 

Even if you’re not suffering from a serious health condition or major uncomfortable symptoms, our range of IV therapy “cocktails” have a variety of applications and benefits.

 

You can expect more energy, a boosted immune system, and even relief from anxiety thanks to IV therapy from Five Journeys. 

 

But what about needles? How do I set up an appointment? How does all of this work?

 

IV therapy is safe for the body to use, as we’re simply delivering substances that your body already needs and uses. Our highly trained staff will guide you through every step of the process and make you feel comfortable during your appointment.

 

Read more about IV therapy and get your questions answered.

 

IV Nutrition Therapy for the Holidays

The holiday season isn’t always “merry and bright.” Rich food, late night parties, gloomy weather, and stressful schedules may leave us feeling depleted and feeling sluggish. Here are ways that IV nutrition therapy can benefit you specifically during this time of year.

 

1. Immune boost to avoid illness.

‘Tis the season for holiday cheer and… the cough and flu? Unfortunately, illness tends to run rampant during this time of year. With our immunity boost IV therapy, you can feel energetic now and be protected from illnesses to come. 

 

2. Relief from late night parties.

Let’s be honest, we all love to kick back and enjoy special holiday drinks this time of year. But if one drink becomes too many, you may end up with a nasty hangover the next day. You certainly don’t have time for that with everything going on! Good news is, we provide IV therapy to relieve hangovers. Next time, let’s be more mindful of the holiday drinks. 

 

3. Hydration after all that ham.

We all love indulging in the delicious holiday foods we can’t seem to get enough of. It’s easy to get dehydrated thanks to an abundance of salt. Plus, indoor heating is a sneaky way our bodies get sapped of water. Come in for an easy IV appointment to boost hydration and revitalize your body.

 

4. Relieve seasonal depression and anxiety.

With dark weather outside and the stress of the holiday season, many of us struggle with elevated depression and anxiety during this time. We have a special IV with calming and energizing effects to relieve the symptoms of anxiety. Functional medicine doctors consider mental health when treating any patient, so we can also provide guidance if you need further intervention for your mental health. 

 

5. Energy boost while you feel “blah.”

Even if you’re doing all the “right” things but still feel crummy, visit Five Journeys for an overall energy boost. That way you can get work done, be present with your family, and prepare for the upcoming holidays.

 

IV Nutrition Therapy from Five Journeys

The doctors at Five Journeys want you to feel your best during the holiday season—and every other time of the year. We do that by providing IV nutrition therapy in addition to a buffet of other functional medicine services.

If you’re ready to get to the bottom of your health conditions once and for all, don’t wait any longer. Schedule your complimentary consultation or call 617-934-6400.

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IV Nutrition Therapy During the Holidays
IV Nutrition Therapy During the Holidays

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test looks for the inappropriate presence of bacteria in the small intestine known as Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth or “SIBO”.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Breath

COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS

COST

$85-$225 depending on insurance coverage. 

IV Nutrition Therapy During the Holidays
IV Nutrition Therapy During the Holidays

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the presence of harmful mycotoxins (toxins produced by molds).

LOCATION PERFORMED

At Home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Urine

COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$699

INSURANCE

Fully covered by Medicare. Repeat test prices $249

IV Nutrition Therapy During the Holidays
IV Nutrition Therapy During the Holidays

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the genetic profile for multiple health indicators. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Blood Spot

COST

$319

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted

COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS

IV Nutrition Therapy During the Holidays
IV Nutrition Therapy During the Holidays

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This company can test for lyme, babesia, bartonella and additional tick-borne illnesses. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

In office

SPECIMEN TYPE

Blood

COST

around $1600 (depends on panel selected)

INSURANCE

Fully covered by Medicare. May be reimbursed with PPO plans.
IV Nutrition Therapy During the Holidays
IV Nutrition Therapy During the Holidays

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the presence of harmful mycotoxins (toxins produced by molds).

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$299

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted
IV Nutrition Therapy During the Holidays
IV Nutrition Therapy During the Holidays

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates a wide range of environmental toxins that may be leading to harmful health effects.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$199

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted $30 discount given if done with mycotoxins.
IV Nutrition Therapy During the Holidays
IV Nutrition Therapy During the Holidays

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

Blood work for blood count, urinalysis and vitamin levels.

LOCATION PERFORMED

BLOOD FLUID

Blood

NOTES

You often have to fast for these tests-please check your providers notes.

COST

Depending on the test, deductible or copay may apply.

INSURANCE

Depends on insurance coverage, deductible or copay may apply.
IV Nutrition Therapy During the Holidays
IV Nutrition Therapy During the Holidays

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

Glyphosate (“Round Up”) is a pesticide that is widely used and this test indicates the body’s levels.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$99 ($69 if performed with mycotoxins or environmental toxins).

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted $30 discount given if done with mycotoxins or GPL Tox.
IV Nutrition Therapy During the Holidays
IV Nutrition Therapy During the Holidays

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates many measures including micronutrients, antioxidants, minerals, detox, overview of gut function, omegas and toxic exposure. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home.

SPECIMEN TYPE

Urine

COST

$179 – $400

INSURANCE

Depending on insurance coverage. Fully covered by Medicare.

INSTRUCTIONS

IV Nutrition Therapy During the Holidays
IV Nutrition Therapy During the Holidays

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the gut function and indicates microbiome balance, overgrowth, infection, inflammation, parasites and digestive efficacy. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Stool

COST

$179-$425 depending on insurance coverage.

INSURANCE

Depending on insurance coverage. Fully covered by Medicare.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

No probiotics for one week.

VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS

IV Nutrition Therapy During the Holidays
IV Nutrition Therapy During the Holidays

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the full menstrual cycle, female hormones, and adrenal profile.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

COST

$160-$329

INSURANCE

Depending on insurance coverage. Fully covered by Medicare.

NOTES

Must be off hormones in order to do the testing.
IV Nutrition Therapy During the Holidays
IV Nutrition Therapy During the Holidays

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test is specifically for a tick-borne illness called “Bartonella”.

LOCATION PERFORMED

In office

BLOOD FLUID

Blood

COST

$260

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted
IV Nutrition Therapy During the Holidays
IV Nutrition Therapy During the Holidays

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the presence of potentially harmful heavy metals stored in the body.  Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Urine

COST

Testing: $79 x2 paid to Doctor’s Data
DMSA: $38 paid to Johnson’s Compounding Pharmacy

INSURANCE

Not covered by Insurance
IV Nutrition Therapy During the Holidays
IV Nutrition Therapy During the Holidays

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test measures saliva cortisol testing throughout the course of one day and informs us where there might be an adrenal imbalance.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Saliva

COST

$80

INSURANCE

No insurance coverage

IV Nutrition Therapy During the Holidays
IV Nutrition Therapy During the Holidays

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test is designed to look at food sensitivities (IgG immune responses). It is available in both a 99 or 184 panel. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

In office

SPECIMEN TYPE

Blood

COST

$129-238

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted