1:1 Coaching Program


healthy habits are
the best insurance
you can give yourself

What is balanced metabolic coaching?

Balanced Metabolic Coaching combines evolutionary science with functional medicine. It’s a holistic approach, designed with the understanding that the necessary nutrients your cells receive or do not receive will affect everything about you.

If only one cell in your body is deprived, it can cause autoimmune disorders, chronic illness, aches, pains, poor sleep, and even cancer.

What if you could create a robust immune system to ward off potential illnesses and assist your body in healing from any current ailments?  You can. Here’s the catch: There’s no magic supplement you can take, or miracle cure that works overnight. But, if you are willing to do the work, you can bring your body back to optimal health.

This method focuses on the four pillars of health: a healthy diet (most likely not the food pyramid you’ve been taught), restorative sleep, stress reduction and efficient exercise. It looks at your environment, internal and external factors and creates a customized plan personalized to optimize your health. 


of Americans live with at least one chronic disease1


of deaths in the United States are caused by chronic illness 2


of adults are metabolically unhealthy3

is balanced metabolic coaching right for you?

Do any of these sound familiar? 

  • You feel tired and run down on a regular basis
  • You experience brain fog or trouble concentrating
  • You’ve been experiencing skin problems, such as acne, rashes, or eczema
  • You take supplements or medications because your body is missing nutrients or needs extra support to function 
  • You have been diagnosed with a chronic illness 
  • You have dental issues – your gums bleed, you have fillings, cavities, etc
  • After eating, you feel sluggish and tired 

If you’ve answered “yes” to any of these, your body is trying to tell you something! You don’t have to normalize your discomfort simply because you’ve “always felt this way”  or because you’re living with a chronic illness. You owe it to yourself to feel better, and Dr. Al will help you get there. 

Program Details

Dr. Al is not accepting new consultations at this time due to pressing health concerns. 

Building a robust immune system is the best insurance you can give yourself. This extensive program will look at all areas of your health and wellness so you can create a new, stronger foundation.  

Before your first coaching session, Dr. Al will send you a detailed questionnaire & 3 day food log. He’ll ask for medical and dental records, as these will help him see the entire picture, and be able to start on a personalized plan before your first meeting together. 

Your plan includes four 60-90 minute 1:1 virtual sessions with Dr. Al, as well as direct access to him via email and short virtual sessions for any additional questions or assistance needed during the program. 

$1495 for 12 weeks of 1:1 coaching*

*If the monetary cost is an issue, Dr. Al offers a payment plan and will work with you. You can’t afford not to prioritize your health and wellness. 


Nutrition is at the core of everything your body does for you. From health to sickness, from energy to lethargy, from happiness to depression – the necessary nutrients your cells receive or do not receive affect everything about you. If only one cell in your body is deprived, it slowly affects the rest of you.

Therefore, by making improvements on a cellular level, you will eventually make improvements in your overall health and well-being. It all starts with you making a decision to change your lifestyle in order to change your health. 

Of course you can see anyone you choose. My emphasis will probably be different than most. I emphasize getting to the bottom causes rather than just treating the result of these causes over and over again. Nutrient-dense real foods, good gut bacteria, and a healthy lifestyle are the most important basic facts that influence health. These must be addressed and optimized before real success with treatment can occur over the long-term.

  • Answers to your questions about health
  • Learn simple nutritional and lifestyle changes, tailored specifically for you
  • Receive a personalized plan
  • Leverage my 40+ years of experience as a periodontist and expertise about treating disease with unconventional methods, including guidance on an animal-based diet and maintaining proper gut and dental health
  • How to monitor your health with biological measuring tools.

I will ask you to fill out a detailed questionnaire and a 3-day food journal so that I can get to know you. In some cases, I may ask for dental records or bloodwork to help understand your unique situation. You and I will have a detailed conversation about your concerns, and I will make recommendations based on our discussion. Making these lifestyle changes takes time, and I will be there throughout the process to help guide and advise you. 

I emphasize real food to get the proper fats, carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients into your body. I do not sell any supplements or other products. However, I do discuss the products I personally use and the books I am currently reading and recommend. Some of the companies of the products I recommend offer a bonus to me if you purchase from them.

No. There are five elements to sustain overall health:

  • Nutrient-dense foods along with healthy gut bacteria
  • Efficient exercise
  • Restorative sleep
  • Stress reduction
  • Individual cellular health

Good oral hygiene is also important. Coming from 40+ years as a periodontist, I’ve found dental work to be a strong indicator of overall health. Any damage done to the mouth from dental and periodontal breakdown must be repaired to provide normal function. So, we will also focus on your oral health. 

Absolutely! These sessions are available virtually, so they can be conducted worldwide. 

Gut and mouth health are critical to maintaining a strong immune system, and preventing chronic disease, especially as we age. If you have existing health concerns or want to make sure you’re doing all you can to maintain a high quality of life, this coaching program is for you.

It’s important to me that we are the right fit for working together. So, I offer a 30-minute complimentary first session for my 12-week program. I also have payment plans available. I offer this coaching to help people like yourself reach their optimal health. I provide a wealth of free resources on my website, such as weekly blog posts, recipes, and podcast/video appearances. 

I do not accept insurance, however, I can provide you with an invoice that you can submit to your insurance company to determine if there will be reimbursement.

Here's what clients are saying

“Dr Al has been instrumental in my current pass at improving my health.

In working with him, I have come to understand at a much deeper level how my body’s immune system and energy creation system actually works. I have improved my glycemic cycles and developed a deeper understanding of how ketosis can bring levels of energy that I have not experienced in many years. He helped me deal with all the issues that cropped up along the transition path to this new way of living.

I don’t think I would have made it without him. I give him high marks and would recommend his coaching to anybody looking to live a healthier, more vibrant life. “Dave C.

“Dr. Al and I connected when I was having a very difficult time with my oral hygiene. I had done everything I could to treat the issues from the outside and now I had an opportunity to address it from the inside.

As our virtual visits progressed, I began to learn more about what goes inside your gut. It is a source of numerous unhealthy issues and addressing those is addressing what is going on with the rest of your body. We worked together on my diet first and foremost.

Now I’m am in the healing mode, and am eating far differently than ever before. Gums feel good and I have lost 12 pounds! That was just a positive offshoot of cleaning up my diet, it was never a target.” -Jennifer K.

“I highly recommend Dr. Al as one of the leaders in integrative and functional medicine.

His nutritional coaching program has greatly improved my overall
 health and shifted my mindset about health for the better. He guides you through the whole process and he is always available to answer your questions.

I have gained valuable lessons that I will use for a lifetime.” -Dr. JP

“I heard Dr. Al on the Fundamental Health podcast and was intrigued by his story. This is a guy who was already doing a lot of things right, and had been for a long time, and still he got cancer! How he has survived, and even thrived since his diagnosis was inspiring.

I signed up for a free consultation with Dr. Al, and subsequently for his 12-week 1:1 Coaching Program. I’m so glad that I did!

Dr. Al began as a conventionally trained dentist and periodontist, and before receiving multiple functional medicine certifications. I learned the oral and periodontal health is a strong indicator of general health, and more specifically gut health.

In the three months I worked with Dr. Al, I changed from a paleo / whole foods
 based diet to a mostly carnivore diet. I used specific supplements to improve my microbiome, and went from bleeding gums and periodontal pockets to no bleeding and no pockets. Even without adding any exercise to my routine I lost about 10-15 pounds – most of it visceral fat!

I highly recommend Dr. Al’s 1:1 Coaching Program. I can’t think of a better way to find your health baseline, and get an actionable plan for improving it!” -Dan R.