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.
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
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) and a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS). Raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology before completing his medical education at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, Oregon. His training and clinical experience within primary and integrative care settings has favored utilizing food as medicine, the relationship with food & body, herbal therapy, endobiogeny and the mind-body connection to bring balance to the human body.
Dr. Schuff’s health philosophy is that good health is relative to the unique individual and it’s purpose to be used as a resource to live a meaningful & present life.
Dr. Ben became a naturopathic doctor because it is a profession that bridges the knowledge of modern healthcare with the restorative and proactive aspects of medicine that may be considered “natural” or “alternative” but extremely effective. Naturopathic doctors are trained to understand the spectrum of healthcare from the fundamentals of health to life-preserving medicines and how they can synerg