We believe that quality nutrition is the essence of our well-being.
Our nutrition team that is directed by our Naturopathic Doctor values the idea of appreciating the uniqueness of each person and emphasizes working with the body’s wisdom and the relationship between individual and consumption.
Naturopathic & Nutrition Counseling
We understand that every patient is unique. BIÂN’s holistic approach to personalized clinical care combines modern medical science and technology with complementary healing modalities to maximize your options in care. Naturopathic medicine and nutrition consultations are targeted to support diagnosed health issues or other specific goals using food, herbal therapies, supplementation, meal planning, specialized labs, lifestyle strategies and more.
Specialized Blood Panels
Micronutrient Analysis | Measures the most important vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fatty acids and amino acids for healthy function..
Food Sensitivity Panel | Measures specific immune responses to commonly consumed foods. These results are used in the context of a full visit with our naturopathic and nutrition team to determine how the results are best applied.
DUTCH Test | The DUTCH Complete is the flagship test and takes hormone testing to a whole new level. This test looks at sex hormones and their metabolites, the overall diurnal pattern of free cortisol, and the total and distribution of cortisol metabolites in addition to OATs which provide insight into nutritional deficiencies, oxidative stress, gut dysbiosis, melatonin, neuroinflammation and more.
Nutrition Coaching & Intensives
Coaching programs are typically five or more weeks, designed to guide each individual to explore their relationship to food and the relationship it has to the rest of their life. Expect frequent touchpoints and weekly meetings with Dr. Ben along with various custom exercises to promote progress.
We also have specifically designed 8-week intensives:
HORMONE & FERTILITY
Continuous Glucose Monitoring
An action-oriented program using glucose monitoring, exclusively available to BIÂN members with NutriSense. A CGM (continuous glucose monitor) is a wearable device that investigates your unique metabolic responses in real-time, 24/7, to your environment and inputs to understand your physiologic flexibility and balance.
BIÂN members have the opportunity to participate in various seasonal and topic-specific group nutrition programs and events each month. Empowering nutrition education, hands on workshops, guest speakers and community support from other BIÂN members.
Our Chef-driven and Doctor-created in-house juice offering includes a la carte juices and a seasonal 3-day reset program. Take part in this intentional, nutrient packed protocol with nourishing, BIÂN-approved real food meals & recipe guides.
Dr. Ben Schuff
Dr. Ben Schuff is a licensed naturopathic doctor (ND), Illinois Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN), a Certified Nutrition Specialist® (CNS) and a Licensed Acupuncturist. Raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he earned his Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biology from the University of Dayton, Ohio before completing his medical education at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, Oregon. He has also been trained in a system of medicine called Endobiogeny.
Dr. Schuff’s interest in health has its foundations in a curiosity of living systems and the complexity of the human condition. Prior to medical school, he developed experience working as an EMT and serving a number of volunteer positions within community health clinics and hospitals in Ohio. Those experiences in the world of healthcare across specialties and departments revealed to him that there was an uninspiring standardization, and a repetitive and dehumanizing quality to how the system of medicine related to people. Dr. Schuff witnessed the reduction of whole people to just their symptomatic parts. This disillusionment with the conventional world of medicine allowed Dr. Schuff to be open to approaches to health which were holistic and flexible—to his delight, the long tradition of Naturopathic medicine was based on principles of wholeness. The education he received at Naturopathic schooling included the full coursework that any other doctor would receive, the difference being our philosophy of interventions. Our good health is the resource for living a meaningful life and it starts with working with Dr. Schuff one-on-one.