Congratulations, you've decided to take your first step into a bold new world. Explore the full range of functional health services offered below, and discover your true nature now.


True Nature Process

The True Nature Process is a wellness-focused partnership between you, the client, and your practitioner. Beginning with a careful intake of your health history and specific challenges, we then develop targeted therapeutic interventions together, which are carried out in 3 month segments. This tailored consulting program is a step-by-step process that happens as follows:

  • Metabolic Typing®: an extensive, algorithm-based online analysis of personal and dietary patterns and behaviors. This individualized assessment provides the daily foundation of your healing.  Ecological nutrition is combined with MT®.

  • Needs & Practices: identify and refine your individual nutrition needs and practices, lifestyle needs and practices, and exercise regimen.

  • Testing: collect necessary test samples needed to investigate your metabolic and biochemical functions.

  • Core Beliefs: explore core beliefs and solidify those which facilitate what we call the "healing balance."

  • Protocols: examine and consult on your test results, initiate functional health protocols.

  • Follow-up: assess your progress at the end of each 3-month segment, and determine your needs going forward.

I started working with Julie on a 3 month process in April 2016. This was a decision I made after reaching a “health plateau.” Before working with Julie, I had suffered from extreme digestive issues, which included leaky gut, several food sensitivities, Hashimoto's and SIBO (an overgrowth of bacteria in my small intestine.). I had made some improvements with some diet changes and supplements, but knew I had more work to do. I was still dealing with hormonal issues; I was still not having a menstrual cycle after coming off hormonal birth control 2.5 years ago. I felt like I needed to get to the underlying issues rather than try more supplements. In less than a month after beginning with Julie, I started having normal cycles! I never thought that would be possible, and that was just the start of the improvements. My digestive issues improved, I was able to enjoy more foods and felt like I was finally on a normal healthy diet for my metabolic type. Other things like my sleep and mood improved as well. I was also finally able to gain muscle on my workout regimen, which was a nice added bonus! She has been rooting me on throughout my journey and always available when I need her assistance. My PCP who monitors my thyroid on a regular basis has been astonished by my improvements these past couple of years. He has never seen anyone improve like this, especially without any assistance from medication. Fast forward to today, I am expecting my first child at the end of summer! - something I honestly put on the back burner, and didn’t know could ever happen for me. Aside from the obvious improvements, I felt so comfortable working with her because I could sense how much she really cares about her clients. She has given me an overall better understanding of “holistic” health, meaning that health is much more than just what you eat. It’s a whole body approach that includes stress management, and how to really take care of your mind, body, and soul. Even though I have never had the pleasure of meeting Julie in person, she exudes compassion and care even through the phone and email! I highly recommend anyone to work with Julie. I promise you will not be disappointed!

- Christine O., Ohio

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Expanded True Nature Process

The Expanded Process follows the same path as the True Nature Process but includes a 2nd core beliefs session and a 2nd set of functional tests for follow-up and fine tuning. The expanded 6 month process is both appropriate and necessary for you if you meet any of the following criteria:

  • You already feel the need or desire for longer term support and are ready for a life-changing investment
  • You have been in chronic or complex illness for 6 months or more
  • Your level of well-being is deteriorating markedly, with or without medical diagnosis
  • You are experiencing mental/psychological imbalances
  • You are aware of direct vaccine injury
  • You are highly sensitive to foods and supplements
  • Your capacities for work and exercise are significantly diminished

"Our experience with Julie has been one of profound relief.  Our 12 year old son had a lot of symptoms the regular medical community was telling us were normal, which I knew were not normal. He was having huge meltdowns, anger issues, and blood sugar imbalances to the point of self-harm. I am a registered nurse so I was somewhat skeptical about this kind of treatment. Julie was patient and answered all my questions, even through several emails. I cannot tell you the difference the diet and additional supplements have made in my son's life. He has become the funny, happy child we once knew. Does he still have anger? Yes, but he can control it and recover much quicker. He feels better in body and mind. We are so grateful to have found Julie! Thank you so much!"

- The Gallup Family, Pennsylvania

True Nature Single Services

Metabolic Typing® Assessment

This extensive, algorithm-based online assessment defines your Metabolic Type®/individualized nutrition needs.  A beginning "map" nutrition plan is delivered in a 45-minute consult, followed by 2 weeks of fine-tuning your personal "territory" via email.

"Since working with Julie I have discovered several things that I would not have figured out on my own or with any conventional doctor. I have a nutrition degree and work in food retailing, but I still didn’t understand how important the Metabolic Typing® was to my recovery." - Doug,  Austin, Texas

Progress Report

Single functional lab analysis of choice and 20-minute consult. This is a very valuable tool for anyone having completed a True Nature Process who wishes to check progress on stress patterns located in their test results. Recommended twice annually for healthy persons also!

Annual Tune-Up

A once-yearly evaluation of your healing progress. This service bundle includes 30-minute consulting sessions for nutrition and lifestyle, a 45-minute core belief awareness session, and 2 lab test analyses with a 60-minute results consult.

Hourly Consulting

Available for special needs.  These consults can be used for nutrition and protocol fine-tuning, as well as for mind/body/belief work. Purchase in 30-minute blocks for total desired time.

"Julie's dedication to people and her expertise in functional practices are the reasons we remain committed to her and immediately/wholeheartedly recommend her."

- Dr. Judy Mikovits, Dr. Frank Ruscetti


Email Consulting

Perfect for clients who have already completed a True Nature Process, but are interested in further consulting for additional health needs or concerns.


"Anyone can acquire a lot of information and take a lot of courses. But true knowledge and understanding is only won through experience. When you find those rare qualities along with honesty, integrity, caring, compassion, and commitment in your health practitioner, then you've found a rare combination that guarantees your success. I’ve known Julie Sands Donaldson for a number of years and she most definitely is one of those rare practitioners -- you need look no further than the testimonials of her clients for validation."  


- William L. Wolcott, creator of Healthexcel’s Official Metabolic Typing® and author, The Metabolic Typing Diet (Doubleday, 2000)