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How dedicated are you to making a difference?

NutraSpark #22: How dedicated are you to making a difference? “In a gentle way, you can shake the world” ~ Mahatma Gandhi I want to start today with a question.  How dedicated are you to making a difference?  I mean really committed to changing the way people in our communities view health.  What tools are you […]

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Determine, Educate and Follow Through

NutraSpark #21: Determine, Educate and Follow Through “No matter how busy you are, you must take time to make the other person feel important.” -Mary Kay Ash The environment in health care is changing.  Skyrocketing deductibles and copays, less choice of doctors, doctors spending less time with their patient’s.  I know I’m preaching to the […]

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Educate your nutrition patients

Education is a huge part of a successful nutrition practice. Vita-Scribe understand this, and to help you educate your patients we have built in a product details section into our patient management software. You can easily edit the details or add more information you find valuable. Most importantly, you can print the supplement details and provide your patients with a clean, […]

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Overcoming the Medical Paradigm

NutraSpark #20: Overcoming the Medical Paradigm “The only use of an obstacle is to be overcome.  All that an obstacle does with brave men is, not to frighten them, but to challenge them.” – Woodrow Wilson One of the greatest challenges you will need to overcome is that of the medical profession.  It still amazes me how […]

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Consistently Consistent

NutraSpark #19: Consistently Consistent It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives.  It’s what we do consistently.” –Anthony Robbins “Being consistently consistent makes all the difference”, is a quote I heard many years ago.  Funny, but when I look back on my life since hearing that quote, it amazes me […]

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Nurturing Change

NutraSpark #18: Nurturing Change “If you don’t change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever.  Is that good news?” -W. Somerset Maugham Individuals come to us because they are looking for our help.  They have usually tried a number of different treatment options before they land in our offices.  We must be very […]

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The 3 Month Bump

NutraSpark #17: The 3 Month Bump “If you quit on the process, you are quitting on the result.” Idowa Koyenikan While working with hundreds of nutrition patient’s I’ve noticed a common theme with a large percentage of my them.  I have come to call it the “3 month bump.”  You know you are there when […]

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Practice Killer – Don’t Listen

NutraSpark #16: Practice Killer – Don’t listen “One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” Bryant H. McGill This week we want to discuss one of the easiest ways of destroying your practice, and you might not even know you’re doing it.  We’ve all been there.  The […]

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Detach from the outcome!

NutraSpark #15: Detach from the outcome! “Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be obtained only by someone who is detached” Simone Weil Often times a patient will start a nutrition program only to stop in the near future.  Other times we invest our time and energy with a new patient only to have […]

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Beware of Auto Shipping!

NutraSpark #14: Beware of Auto Shipping! “Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.” George Bernard Shaw This week’s NutraSpark is addressing a topic that might ruffle some feathers.  All I ask is read the entire piece and I think you will understand where I am coming from. Beware of auto shipping!  I […]

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Let’s Review

NutraSpark #13: Let’s Review It’s a new year and over the past few months have provided a lot of information on building a nutrition practice so let’s take this week to highlight some of the most important points. When starting out in nutrition it’s a good idea to begin with a small handful of products.  Remember this […]

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Easy to Win, Hard to Lose

NutraSpark #12 : Easy to Win, Hard to Lose “Life is short, fragile and does not wait for anyone.  There will NEVER be a perfect time to pursue your dreams and goals”  Unknown Happy New Year!  It’s that time of year when we reflect on the past and decide what we want to do in the […]

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

NutraSpark Volume #11: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! It’s the last week of 2015 and it’s time to celebrate.  Not only your wins but also celebrate those challenges we faced during the past year.  It’s always easy to pat yourself on the back for the goals you achieve and you should, but you should also […]

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Nutrition Practice Killer #1

NutraSpark #10: PRACTICE KILLER #1 We are going to start a series of what are known as “Practice Killers”.  These are actions often NOT taken by the practitioner that eventually leads to a decline, and if not corrected the death of their nutrition practice. The first “Practice Killer” we will talk about is the “Sorry we […]

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Management is the Key

NutraSpark #9 : Management is the Key “Management is, above all, a practice where art, science, and craft meet.” -Henry Mintzberg Managing individual nutrition protocols can sometimes feel like the spin cycle in a washing machine.  Keeping track of each patient’s individual needs along with the changes that we decide to recommend can be overwhelming […]

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Prepare to Build Patient Trust

NutraSpark #8:  Prepare to Build Patient Trust “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail” Benjamin Franklin How many of us have been in that situation when the patient sits down, you begin to speak of what you are planning to do with them that day, just to be interrupted by your patient asking, […]

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Even While They Teach, Men Learn

NutraSpark #7 : “EVEN WHILE THEY TEACH, MEN LEARN” Seneca the Younger When practicing nutrition it would behoove you to always be consciously present with you patients.  They deserve your undivided attention since they are putting their trust in you never mind, their health.  More so than the obvious fact just mentioned, when you are present […]

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To Grow Your Practice, You Must Grow Yourself

NurtaSpark Volume #6:  To Grow Your Practice, You Must Grow Yourself “I did then what I knew how to do.  Now that I know better, I do better.” Maya Angelou Practicing nutrition can be extremely rewarding.  You are giving individuals the opportunity to live a healthier happier lifestyle, and you actually get to see results.  […]

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How Do I Determine What Supplements My Patients Should Be Taking?

NutraSpark Volume#5: How Do I Determine What Supplements My Patients Should Be Taking? One of the challenges many doctors face when introducing nutrition into their practices is how to determine which supplements their patient’s should be taking and why.  There is a plethora of options when it comes to making that decision.  One could utilize […]

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Why should I buy my supplements from you?

NutraSpark Volume #4: Why should I buy my supplements from you? Anyone who has practiced nutrition for any length of time has been asked the question, “Why should I buy your supplements, can’t I just get them from WalMart or my drugstore or super market?”  Let me remind you of something we spoke of in […]

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Which Manufacturers Should I Use?

Nutraspark Volume #3: Which Manufacturers Should I Use? When practicing nutrition one chooses manufacturers for a number of different reasons.  A colleague might be using a certain manufacturer, you went to a seminar and it was sponsored by a particular manufacturer, a sales rep stopped into your office and sold you on their products, perhaps you […]

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Rome Wasn’t Built In a Day!

Nutraspark Volume #2: ROME WASN’T BUILT IN A DAY! When first getting started in nutrition, let’s keep it very simple and only utilize a small handful of supplements.  The reason for this is you need to create not only patient confidence, but more importantly self-confidence.  It is critically important as a practitioner, you understand why a […]

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HOW TO GET STARTED

Nutraspark Volume#1: HOW TO GET STARTED Getting started in nutrition can be quite overwhelming.  What products should I carry, which manufacturers should I use, how much and how often should a patient take certain supplements, how do I assess which supplements I should recommend they take.  Even if and when you figure this part of the puzzle out, […]

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Meet Dr. Peter Schmitt

Dr. Peter Schmitt is a 1996 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport IA.  He and his wife Dr. Julie Schmitt have been in practice for 19 years.  Currently practicing out of Monroe WI, the Schmitt’s have been utilizing nutrition in their practice for the last nine years.  Dr. Schmitt is the president of Vita-Scribe, […]

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