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Modulla Health

Virtual IBD Nutrition Clinic

Dr Ali Arjomand provides nutrition consulting services via telehealth to patients suffering from chronic gastrointestinal conditions, primarily focusing on inflammatory bowel disease.

Patients receive expert consultations grounded in nutritional science and implemented using interventions that fit each patient’s individual lifestyle and personal requirements. 

Long-term, lasting success is ensured through supervised implementation of the interventions, continued educational programs, and close coordination with each patient’s medical care team, including exchange of medical records and Diet and Nutrition Plans.

Start with your Intake Session, then schedule periodic Follow Up Sessions to track your progress, address any challenges, and map out your next steps, all aimed at driving towards your top three personal health goals.

If you are new to nutrition consulting, or are unsure if this is the right path for you, you are not alone! Schedule a free 20-minute informational call with Dr Ali Arjomand to discuss your needs and get answers to your questions about these consulting services.

IBD nutrition consult
“I commit to providing caring, science-based nutrition consulting that delivers real and measurable improvements to your health.“

– Dr Ali Arjomand

IMPORTANT COVID-19 NOTICE – For your safety, all consulting sessions are conducted using our secure telehealth platform. You can connect from anywhere! See instructions in your session confirmation e-mail.

New Patient Package

Kick-start your journey to better health with this comprehensive New Patient Package.

WHAT YOU GET

(1) One hour telehealth session with Dr Ali Arjomand

Discuss your personal health goals – they will be the basis of your tailored Plan.

Review your case history, diagnosis, current symptoms, medical and nutritional interventions, lifestyle constraints, and your ability and commitment to modify diet and lifestyle.

Perform a live, detailed review of your current eating pattern, foods, tolerances and reactions.

End your session by asking any questions you may have.

(2) Diet and Nutrition Plan

Receive an action-based, personalized plan designed to meet your specific health goals, expectations, priorities and timelines.

Download individually-curated recipes, staged recipe packets, and meal preparation suggestions.

Receive instructions how to monitor signs of progress as you implement the plan. This helps to build confidence as you make progress – or guide future plan changes if necessary.

(3) Patient Dashboard and Mobile App – review your plan and action items, track your nutrients, log your symptoms, complete forms, worksheets, action items, and receive support between sessions.

(4) Continuous chat access with Dr Ali Arjomand for 3 weeks after receipt of your plan.

WHAT YOU DON’T GET

You will not be asked to purchase lab tests. That’s not how we work here at Modulla Health. Most, if not all, direct-to-consumer diagnostic tests are unnecessary, are based on flawed science, are non-actionable, and are therefore a waste of your time and money.

We can use lab results you already have from your medical doctor to develop your plan.

In rare situations (a couple of patients each year) we may offer lab tests when we are stumped, or unable to explain your symptoms.

Similarly, supplements are recommended only when food cannot provide the nutrients your body needs. Some supplements are functional in nature and not nutritional (for example, digestive enzymes). We will recommend those when needed and then terminate then when you no longer needed.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Personalized consulting that serves your specific health goals

Science-based advice you can trust

Practical and actionable steps you can make right away

Build confidence to properly implement your recommendations

A sense of hope that you have finally found solutions that work for you

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

Rest assured, you will not be alone as you begin to adopt healthy nutrition changes to your life. Dr. Ali Arjomand will support your needs, make adjustments and monitor your progress whenever you need support.

You may schedule a Follow Up Session three to four weeks after your initial session. These 30 minute appointments are designed to review your progress, provide further recommendations, and to guide you along your journey to better health.

New Patient Package Fee $200
(or we submit to insurance if in-network)

Follow Up Sessions

Schedule these 30 minute follow up sessions to review the progress you are making, modify your actions to meet your specific requirements, ask questions and receive your next series of recommendations.

I am available between sessions on your patient portal to support you as you implement your plan. This includes remote monitoring your journal entries, food logs and answering your plan questions.

I don’t know exactly how long this process might take. This depends on the state of your condition and the exact formula that works for you. There is, however, a limited number of known adjustments to make, so this will be a defined and targeted approach. I will work with you to methodically identify the ones that work just right for you.

Consulting usually ends with goal-attainment, health success and personal empowerment.

Follow Up Session Fee $100
(or we submit to insurance if in-network)

Insurance Coverage

Modulla Health is an in-network provider and participates in the following insurance plans. Otherwise, payment is your responsibility and due after each session. You can submit your Modulla Health statements to your insurance provider for full or partial reimbursement back to you according to your benefits plan for out-of-network providers.

  1. Premera Blue Cross
  2. Regence Blue Shield of Washington
  3. Regence Blue Shield of Idaho
  4. Regence Blue Shield of Oregon
  5. Regence Blue Shield of Utah
  6. Asurus Northwest Health
  7. Bridgespan
  8. LifeWise Health Plan of Washington

 

  1. Out-of-Pocket Fees if out of network
  2. $200 New Patient Package
  3. $100 Follow Up Sessions

Credentials

Education

  • Ph.D. in Nutrition, University of California, Davis

B.S. in Genetics, University of California, Davis

Professional Credentials and Memberships

  • Certified Nutritionist – Department of Health, Washington State
  • American Gastrointestinal Association – Scientist Member
  • American Society of Nutrition
  • Canadian Nutrition Society
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics – Washington State

Non-Profit Organizations

  • Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation – Professional Member
  • Nutritional Therapy for IBD – Founding Board Member
  • The Specific Carbohydrate Diet Association – Board Member

Tesitmonials

I honestly feel you are the only person who can help the best with the issues.

– S.A. (Crohn’s disease)

[My husband] is feeling well. He’s outside playing catch with the boys now and it does my heart good to see it!

– G.L. (Crohn’s disease)

After one week, as you predicted, I feel much more nourished and energetic. Stool is less watery and less frequent.

– P.C. (Crohn’s disease)

Thank you Dr Ali. It was great session today with a lot of good information on different options.

– B.J. (Ulcerative colitis, celiac disease)

Diet adventures – some days fine, some days everything comes out. People at the hospital clinic do not go through this level of nutrition support.

– E.K. (Stomach cancer)

Guess what—solid poop this morning. Miraculous. I’m going to try egg whites today and zucchini. Delicata and butternut squash have been no problem at all. I am so happy.

– P.C. (Crohn’s disease)

Hi, thank you so much for creating a program that will help people to follow the SCD diet. Is there any way to purchase this program sooner? My symptoms are getting worse and I’ve been doing this diet since diagnosed with Crohn’s in 2018.

– C.A. (Crohn’s disease, previously self-started SCD)

I am about 6 days in and I have lost the bloating or cramping!

– G.C. (Crohn’s disease)

I believe your program has included many important aspects of effective and nutritive recipes. Your program gives me a new goal and I am very optimistic about it.

– L.P. (Crohn’s disease)

I could talk to you forever about this stuff, this is so cool.

– M.K. (Ulcerative colitis, IBS)

I feel so empowered!

– A.L. (Ulcerative colitis, eosinophilic esophagitis)

I had my check up with my gastro Dr. and my labs were all normal so I was very pleased.

– R.R. (Crohn’s disease, GERD)

I have been able to keep up with my new diet. Changed my carbs and cut out sugar and to my surprise I am enjoying it!

– S.A. (Crohn’s disease)

I have been feeling very energetic! I’m having 2-3 BM’s per day.  I’ve had much less urgency overall.

– M.A. (Ulcerative colitis)

I have had Crohn’s disease since 2003. I have been lucky so far and mostly in remission, but I’m finally ready to take nutritional steps needed to get healthy and really address some lingering symptoms I’ve been willing to put up with to this point. I have been told I likely also have some IBS symptoms as well. I have heard and feel encouraged from your journey you actually know specifically what can help IBD patients — I’ve been to many nutritionists with little success in relieving symptoms following traditional nutritional guidance. As I’m sure you know recommends like “eat more vegetables” are not easy on my digestive system.

– N.K. (Crohn’s disease)

I have just started My SCD Protocol!! It looks great! I’m looking forward to learning more from it!

– J.R. (Ulcerative colitis, recent diagnosis)

I have stayed committed to the diet and found your recipes very helpful, referring to them daily. Nut flours and butters in moderation seem tolerable. The vanilla ice cream, while takes a little effort, is nothing short of spectacular :).  All is going well with a few minor ‘tummy aches’ from time to time. Overall feeling good about the process.

– K.F. (Crohn’s disease)

I know for sure that I can’t go back to my old diet. So I still have to find a way to make this my own or at least start enjoying food without grains, rice etc. and getting all the nutrients.  My impression of your program is that it looks really organized with clear guidelines and tools.

– K.S. (Ulcerative colitis, previously self-started SCD)

I never know what to eat. I decide on the fly. I now have a roadmap and can plan ahead.

– A.G. (Crohn’s disease)

I really need the SCD Protocol! So excited to restart this effort with expert help. P.S. My ultimate goal, control Crohn’s, IBS and diverticulitis with SCD and get off Entyvio…now infused every six weeks.

– J.E. (Crohn’s disease, IBS, diverticulitis, previously self-started SCD)

I saw the video on Facebook with all the information regarding the program. It sounds amazing and I’m really looking forward to starting with the program! We don’t have this in the Netherlands so I’m grateful for joining and learning about improving my health.

– L.S. (Crohn’s disease, previously self-started SCD)

I seem to be improving day by day. My weight is down a total of 16 lbs, which is a good thing. I have more energy and am needing less sleep. After 8 solid hours I feel more rested than previously when I could sleep 12-14 hrs a day and still feel tired.

– G.L. (Crohn’s disease)

I told my doctor how helpful you have been and that I highly recommend you for other patients of his practice looking for a nutritionist.

– V.B. (Ulcerative colitis, j-pouch)

I’ve been working through your protocols and already feeling better.  Last night was the first night in a long time that I got two complete REM cycles, making an incredible difference in the way I feel this morning. Increasingly, at night, I have more fuel in my tank. I’m not thinking about going to bed at 7pm. Stool count is down. Blood is down. Gas is down.

– J.P. (Ulcerative colitis)

I’m 75. I’ve had Crohn’s for 55 years. This is the first time anyone has called me to talk about nutrition. I am so glad to be talking with you today.

– J.K. (Crohn’s disease)

I’m feeling good and have lots of energy. I haven’t had time to add as many foods as I’d like. But have had a couple small salads with no reaction.

– J.K. (Ulcerative colitis)

In the past week or so there were two days in which I only had 1 bowel movement.  This is the frst time since before my surgery last year.

– P.G. (Ulcerative colitis)

Incorporating more protein in my breakfast/morning snack has really improved my energy level and kept me from unnecessary snacking on the wrong foods between meals. Such a small change to make with great benefits.

– M.A. (Ulcerative colitis)

It has been such a pleasure to get to know you and I have learned so much from you.

– K.D. (Crohn’s disease, c diff, SIBO)

It has been such a pleasure to get to know you and I have learned so much from you. I think listening to someone who really understands what another person with UC or Crohn’s deals with on a daily basis mentally and physically, was comforting to me. Although my close friends and family know that I have issues with my colon, they really don’t understand everything it involves.

– S.M. (Crohn’s disease)

Might be TMI, but my last couple of bowel movements have been completely clean. That hasn’t happened in years!

– T.H. (Ulcerative colitis)

My husband followed up with you, he has Crohn’s, eats your yogurt among other things, and is off all medications now.

– G.K. (Ulcerative colitis)

So I’ve continued to eat my healthy diet, get enough sleep, exercise, practice deep breathing, stay positive – and I am feeling good.

– M.K. (Ulcerative colitis, gall bladder surgery, c diff)

So much of what sets off the burning is hit-or-miss. One day I can drink coffee with no issue, the next, the burning starts. It’s like that with nearly everything. When it’s at its worst, water will set it off.

– A.L. (Ulcerative colitis, gall bladder surgery, c diff)

Symptoms have been great! My most recent labs improved really well. (I’ll have to remember to send them over). My CRP marker is the lowest it’s been ever! I was one point shy of being within the range! I’m eager to see what the results from my upcoming colonoscopy will show next month.

– J.C. (Crohn’s disease, faced surgery prior year)

Thank you Dr Ali. It was great session today with a lot of good information on different options

– J.T. (Ulcerative colitis)

Thank you very much for your quick reply. I am very interested in further details regarding your program as I may see it as my last resort when it comes to continuing SCD.

– R.S. (Crohn’s disease, previously self-started SCD)

Thank you!! Feeling more hopeful than I have in a long time!

– A.L. (Ulcerative colitis, eosinophilic esophagitis)

Thanks Dr Ali, by far the best, straight forward and comprehensive advice I had in the last 5 years!

– M.K. (Ulcerative colitis)

Thanks for the worksheet. I’m adding foods and having no trouble with them.

– A.B. (Crohn’s disease, gallbladder surgery)

The last 3 days I have had completely normal bowel movements.  I haven’t experienced this since before I was diagnosed 13 years ago.  I am so happy with my progress so far.

– J.L. (Ulcerative colitis, SIBO, c diff)

The Specific Carbohydrate diet is one of the biggest undertakings I’ve started, but also one of the most important for my health. After many attempts, failures, and restarts, I found the IBD Navigator program which is a step-by-step process that ensures success with the diet. You start off simply, then move forward with more advanced foods and corresponding recipes, all at your own pace. This is the follow up to Elaine Gottschall’s book, Breaking the Vicious Cycle, that has been desperately needed for the SCD community.

– P.C. (Crohn’s disease)

There is a lot going on, but I feel the best I’ve felt in a long time and feel like I’m moving in the right direction with food, supplements, and treatment. I will keep you updated!

– E.D. (Crohn’s disease, IBS, pending surgery)

Things are going well with me as my flare has been in remission and I’m feeling much better now. I am still very careful with my diet though but have added some things gradually.

– B.R. (Crohn’s disease, SIBO)

Update from last few days: added watermelon, mushroom, bell pepper.  I also had lettuce in a salad 2 nights ago and again last night. I’m fine w/ that in terms of my BM.

– S.R. (Ulcerative colitis)

Well, today was a red letter day. I had my first fairly regular bowel movement. No blood and more solid than any have been in a long time. I wanted to jump for joy and tell everyone – but then I was at work!

– K.D. (Ulcerative colitis)

Would you believe from the small changes to breakfast, I have noticed some improvement with symptoms, I wasn’t expecting that at all. I’m looking forward to more increased energy and I know that will come in time. Thank you so much, this is helping me a lot.

– K.P. (Crohn’s disease)

Wow, what a difference a week makes. I am so pleased with how the last 3 days have been going. Even though off/on prednisone since August, I was still having urgency regularly the last 10 months. This weekend, I went under 5 x each day and feel like my foods are actually getting a chance to absorb. Since we talked last, my insurance approved Stelara and are wanting to make full med change. I see the rheumatologist tomorrow so I’ll keep you posted. Thank you so much for all your help, support and guidance!!

– G.C. (Crohn’s disease)

Watch Dr. Ali Arjomand present at the SCDROCKS Conference hosted by the Specific Carbohydrate Diet Association
"The Interplay Between IBD, the Gut Microbiome and SCD"