Achieve Your Optimal Health
with Total Nutrition & Therapeutics

THE TNT MISSION

 

 

The TNT Mission

At TNT, our goal is to empower our clients to achieve their optimal state of health, whether 8 or 85. Our vision is to create a wellness mindset momentum that is infectious—leaving obesity, illness, and disease behind—for lives that are truly healthy. Looking better, feeling better and functioning optimally is the key to a life of vitality! Let us help you go beyond weight loss to achieve wellness for life!

The TNT Story

 

THE TNT STORY

 

Total Nutrition and Therapeutics was established in October 2007 by owner and family nurse practitioner Lori Esarey, MS, ARNP-C, FAARFM, ABAAHP. Total Nutrition and Therapeutics was established with one core goal, to help clients reach their optimal state of health taking a food first approach. Recognizing inflammation as the root cause of 90% of disease states, and the relationship that one’s nutritional status plays on US disease epidemics, our practice focuses on helping clients understand their current state of health and degree of inflammation, and we create individualized, customized nutritional plans and teach effective ways to carry them out. From 18 months old to 89, each of our clients is unique and their plan for success must be just as unique. Our  programs are designed specifically with this individuality in mind and starts with you coming in, exploring your health and wellness goals and determining what TNT can do for you.

we opened our doors in

 

to help you achieve wellness for life

our youngest client:

 

year**

our oldest client:

 

years **

** Of course we can help you achieve your optimum health, whatever age you are!

Founder

 

FOUNDER

 

Lori Esarey

MS, ARNP-C, FAARFM, ABAAHP

Lori Esarey has been a certified family nurse practitioner since 1995. After working many years in acute care settings and in doctor offices treating the sick, Lori grew weary of treating disease with conventional methods of health care that failed to address the root causes of disease, and was ready to take another approach. She recognized disease could be changed through proper nutrition. Her passion led her back to school, graduating from USF with a Masters in Nutritional Medicine in 2012 and completing her board certification on anti-aging and restorative medicine in 2013. Lori’s passion, combined with her education and an amazing team, is the secret to success in reaching your wellness goals.

Lori Esarey

MS, ARNP-C, FAARFM, ABAAHP

Lori Esarey has been a certified family nurse practitioner since 1995. After working many years in acute care settings and in doctor offices treating the sick, she grew weary of treating disease and was ready to take another approach. She recognized that the conventional model of health care failed to address the root causes of disease, many of which could be changed through proper nutrition. Her passion led her back to school graduating from USF with a Masters in Nutritional Medicine in 2012 and completing her board certification in anti-aging and restorative medicine in 2013. Lori’s passion, combined with her education and an amazing team, is the secret to your success in reaching your wellness goals.

Staff

 

STAFF

 

Heather Curry

Heather comes to TNT with 14+ years of banking and management experience. Her expertise in finance, organizational skills, and ability to balance many projects at the same time makes her an integral part of the TNT team. Heather has been married for 9 years and is the mom of two boys, ages 6 and 1 1/2. Born and raised in Lake County, Heather is very involved in the community and in her downtime, she enjoys spending time with her family, going camping, and scalloping.

Heather Curry

Practice Administrator

Sandra Bock

Sandra, known as Sandy to those around her, has always been interested in the area of skin care even as she pursued a career in education. After obtaining both a bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Nebraska, she would go on to teach high school history for nearly thirty years. Her successful career included two Fulbright international study programs, one in Pakistan and another in Zimbabwe and Malawi in Africa, which led her to write and implement an African history course. When Sandy’s husband was transferred to the Leesburg area thirteen years ago, she saw an opportunity to combine her love of teaching with her interest in skin care. Upon the certification as an aesthetician from the State of Florida, she trained with a renowned Cidesco Diplomat and founder of a worldwide skin care company on facial techniques and ingredient training. Working at national conventions with this company also increased Sandy’s experience in educating women on skin care issues. She has also taught aesthetics at Lake Technical School and the privately held Salon Professional Academy in Inverness. There is always an open door for clients at Total Nutrition and Therapeutics, and Sandy offers complimentary consultations for skin analysis and product selection.

Sandra Bock

LICENSED AESTHETICIAN

   

Caitlyn Smith

Caiti is our Director of First Impressions, greeting everyone with an infectious smile. She is working on her BA in Organizational Management, married to her high school sweetheart, Brady and has two fur babies, Lucy and Gracie. Caiti says her inspiration for working at TNT is: “I believe in this company with every being in my soul. Starting here as a client first, employee later, I am able to relate to the exact feelings of our clients. Being able to encourage them also encourages me to keep strong on my life journey.”

Caitlyn Smith

SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

Liz Bell

Liz is also a certified health coach and an integral part of our team. Just like Jamie, she helps clients grow and learn new strategies to make their journey to wellness a success. She will teach you “how” to live well for life! Liz received her initial training and certification as a Wellness Coach at Spencer Institute and is continuing her training at Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s cutting-edge Health Coach Training Program. This year she is also working on becoming a Certified Trainer and Yogi. Liz is creative and innovative. She likes a hands on approach. She can share with you how to use your “mindset” to do anything you want to. She enjoys yoga, the gym and boating. An outdoor girl.

Liz Bell

Health Coach

Christine Meginley

Christine has been with TNT since 2008 and has worn several different hats—receptionist, inventory specialist, lab technician, office manager, and patient care coordinator. Christine battled with high blood pressure and weight problems in the past and working at TNT has motivated and inspired her to help others reach their wellness goals.

Christine Meginley

Client Care Coordinator

   

Shannon Carter

Shannon is one of TNT’s mindset coaches and is looking forward to helping you flourish in your journey. Shannon’s first Master’s degree was in Education from the University of Central Florida. When Shannon looked forward and saw a community need, she went on to earn a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy to be able to provide comfort and healing to others. Shannon wants to help people in a variety of areas such as mindfulness, mindset, motivation, stress, grief and anxiety. Her therapeutic approach is to guide you in your true path of health, healing and fulfillment. Shannon provides a safe, compassionate environment to help you overcome your obstacles and move forward towards the person you want to be and the life you envision.

Shannon Carter

MINDSET COACH

Pam Smith

Pam comes to TNT with over 20 years experience in sales, 10 years in management, and 6 years in Home Health. It was in Home Health that Pam’s lifetime passion for helping people achieve their optimal health began. She was able to educate seniors on nutrition for their diagnosed health conditions like diabetes and cardiac disease. It was also in home health that Pam realized educating a client in nutrition had a far better impact prior to the diagnosed condition. With that knowledge, Pam pursued Health Coaching and is currently enrolled in Health Coach Institute where she will become a certified Health Coach. Pam is very involved with her church and her family. She has 4 children and 8 grandchildren. She enjoys camping and saltwater fishing with her husband.

Pam Smith

Clinic Coordinator

Kristi Bell-Boliek

A graduate of the University of South Florida, Kristi has been in the medical marketing field for over 25 years and a part of the TNT team since 2011. She works to develop and market new programs and services for the clients of Total Nutrition. Her mantra is “It is better to prepare and prevent, then repair and repent — but sometimes we must do both!” Kristi is a Gator Mom, an ‘almost native’ to Lake County, and enjoys being out on the water in the many beautiful lakes in our community.

Kristi Bell-Boliek

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

   

Brianne Simmons

Brianne has had a strong interest in the medical field since high school and has recently graduated with her A.A. and is currently working on her B.A. in Organizational Management. She is planning on continuing her education by working towards her Masters in Healthcare Administration. Brianne is proud to be called a ‘dog mom’ by Ivy. She loves the outdoors and being on the water kayaking or fishing. She has a passion for helping and caring for others.

Brianne Simmons

RECEPTIONIST

Kayla Curry

A Lake County native, Kayla has maintained an interest in the medical field since high school. She began her medical career drawing blood in hospitals and today has been drawing blood for three years. Her passion for helping people has led her to pursue a career as a nurse practitioner. She and her husband have a 2-year-old daughter and one child on the way. In her spare time, Kayla loves boating and riding on her four-wheeler.

Kayla Curry

Lab Tech

Karen Stange

Karen is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in individual, couples and family counseling. With over 18 years as a therapist and as a graduate of University of Central Florida with a Masters in Arts degree, specializing in Solution Focused Therapy, EMDR, and other modalities of fostering change. Karen has worked in the Lake County area for almost 5 years and prior to that she worked with a small treatment facility in Winter Park helping clients to recover from all types of addiction, depression, anxiety and many other disorders. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help TNT clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Karen Stange

Licensed Mental Health Counselor/Mindset Coach

Angela Ugarte

Angela Ugarte began her career in the health care field 22 years ago and has been a certified Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner since 2015. Over the past 3 years as a Nurse Practitioner, Angela has witnessed first hand the toll disease processes take on one’s health and vitality. Angela realized the limited impact she was able to have on disease prevention and outcomes at this latter stage of intervention. She then decided in order to be impactful in one’s life, she must focus on root cause identification and prevention, which is the foundation and goal of Functional Medicine. What Angela cherishes most in her role as a practitioner is working in collaboration with other health professionals, patients and caregivers to address complex health issues utilizing evidenced-based practice guidelines and cutting edge Functional Medicine philosophies.  Angela is actively seeking her certification by the American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine.

Angela Ugarte

Nurse Practitioner

Heather Curry

Heather comes to TNT with 14+ years of banking and management experience. Her expertise in finance, organizational skills, and ability to balance many projects at the same time makes her an integral part of the TNT team. Heather has been married for 9 years and is the mom of two boys, ages 6 and 1 1/2. Born and raised in Lake County, Heather is very involved in the community and in her downtime, she enjoys spending time with her family, going camping, and scalloping.

Heather Curry

Practice Administrator

Pam Smith

Pam comes to TNT with over 20 years experience in sales, 10 years in management, and 6 years in Home Health. It was in Home Health that Pam’s lifetime passion for helping people achieve their optimal health began. She was able to educate seniors on nutrition for their diagnosed health conditions like diabetes and cardiac disease. It was also in home health that Pam realized educating a client in nutrition had a far better impact prior to the diagnosed condition. With that knowledge, Pam pursued Health Coaching and is currently enrolled in Health Coach Institute where she will become a certified Health Coach. Pam is very involved with her church and her family. She has 4 children and 8 grandchildren. She enjoys camping and saltwater fishing with her husband.

Pam Smith

Clinic Coordinator

Karen Stange

Karen is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in individual, couples and family counseling. With over 18 years as a therapist and as a graduate of University of Central Florida with a Masters in Arts degree, specializing in Solution Focused Therapy, EMDR, and other modalities of fostering change. Karen has worked in the Lake County area for almost 5 years and prior to that she worked with a small treatment facility in Winter Park helping clients to recover from all types of addiction, depression, anxiety and many other disorders. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help TNT clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Karen Stange

Licensed Mental Health Counselor/Mindset Coach

Kristi Bell-Boliek

A graduate of the University of South Florida, Kristi has been in the medical marketing field for over 25 years and a part of the TNT team since 2011. She works to develop and market new programs and services for the clients of Total Nutrition. Her mantra is “It is better to prepare and prevent, then repair and repent — but sometimes we must do both!” Kristi is a Gator Mom, an ‘almost native’ to Lake County, and enjoys being out on the water in the many beautiful lakes in our community.

Kristi Bell-Boliek

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Liz Bell

Liz is also a certified health coach and an integral part of our team. Just like Jamie, she helps clients grow and learn new strategies to make their journey to wellness a success. She will teach you “how” to live well for life! Liz received her initial training and certification as a Wellness Coach at Spencer Institute and is continuing her training at Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s cutting-edge Health Coach Training Program. This year she is also working on becoming a Certified Trainer and Yogi. Liz is creative and innovative. She likes a hands on approach. She can share with you how to use your “mindset” to do anything you want to. She enjoys yoga, the gym and boating. An outdoor girl.

Liz Bell

Health Coach

Kayla Curry

A Lake County native, Kayla has maintained an interest in the medical field since high school. She began her medical career drawing blood in hospitals and today has been drawing blood for three years. Her passion for helping people has led her to pursue a career as a nurse practitioner. She and her husband have a 2-year-old daughter and one child on the way. In her spare time, Kayla loves boating and riding on her four-wheeler.

Kayla Curry

Lab Tech

Christine Meginley

Christine has been with TNT since 2008 and has worn several different hats—receptionist, inventory specialist, lab technician, office manager, and patient care coordinator. Christine battled with high blood pressure and weight problems in the past and working at TNT has motivated and inspired her to help others reach their wellness goals.

Christine Meginley

Client Care Coordinator

   

Caitlyn Smith

Caiti is our Director of First Impressions, greeting everyone with an infectious smile. She is working on her BA in Organizational Management, married to her high school sweetheart, Brady and has two fur babies, Lucy and Gracie. Caiti says her inspiration for working at TNT is: “I believe in this company with every being in my soul. Starting here as a client first, employee later, I am able to relate to the exact feelings of our clients. Being able to encourage them also encourages me to keep strong on my life journey.”

Caitlyn Smith

SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

Sandra Bock

Sandra, known as Sandy to those around her, has always been interested in the area of skin care even as she pursued a career in education. After obtaining both a bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Nebraska, she would go on to teach high school history for nearly thirty years. Her successful career included two Fulbright international study programs, one in Pakistan and another in Zimbabwe and Malawi in Africa, which led her to write and implement an African history course. When Sandy’s husband was transferred to the Leesburg area thirteen years ago, she saw an opportunity to combine her love of teaching with her interest in skin care. Upon the certification as an aesthetician from the State of Florida, she trained with a renowned Cidesco Diplomat and founder of a worldwide skin care company on facial techniques and ingredient training. Working at national conventions with this company also increased Sandy’s experience in educating women on skin care issues. She has also taught aesthetics at Lake Technical School and the privately held Salon Professional Academy in Inverness. There is always an open door for clients at Total Nutrition and Therapeutics, and Sandy offers complimentary consultations for skin analysis and product selection.

Sandra Bock

LICENSED AESTHETICIAN

   

Shannon Carter

Shannon is one of TNT’s mindset coaches and is looking forward to helping you flourish in your journey. Shannon’s first Master’s degree was in Education from the University of Central Florida. When Shannon looked forward and saw a community need, she went on to earn a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy to be able to provide comfort and healing to others. Shannon wants to help people in a variety of areas such as mindfulness, mindset, motivation, stress, grief and anxiety. Her therapeutic approach is to guide you in your true path of health, healing and fulfillment. Shannon provides a safe, compassionate environment to help you overcome your obstacles and move forward towards the person you want to be and the life you envision.

Shannon Carter

MINDSET COACH

   

Brianne Simmons

Brianne has had a strong interest in the medical field since high school and has recently graduated with her A.A. and is currently working on her B.A. in Organizational Management. She is planning on continuing her education by working towards her Masters in Healthcare Administration. Brianne is proud to be called a ‘dog mom’ by Ivy. She loves the outdoors and being on the water kayaking or fishing. She has a passion for helping and caring for others.

Brianne Simmons

RECEPTIONIST

   

Angela Ugarte

Angela Ugarte began her career in the health care field 22 years ago and has been a certified Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner since 2015. Over the past 3 years as a Nurse Practitioner, Angela has witnessed first hand the toll disease processes take on one’s health and vitality. Angela realized the limited impact she was able to have on disease prevention and outcomes at this latter stage of intervention. She then decided in order to be impactful in one’s life, she must focus on root cause identification and prevention, which is the foundation and goal of Functional Medicine. What Angela cherishes most in her role as a practitioner is working in collaboration with other health professionals, patients and caregivers to address complex health issues utilizing evidenced-based practice guidelines and cutting edge Functional Medicine philosophies.  Angela is actively seeking her certification by the American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine.

Angela Ugarte

NURSE PRACTITIONER

TNT's Approach

TNT'S APPROACH

Total Nutrition and Therapeutics is based on Hippocrates’ wisdom of “let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” We have taken this concept and designed a journey for our clients to reach their optimal state of health. Young or old, struggling with disease or not, there are avenues you can take to function optimally.

The mission of TNT’s Team is to make an improved and measurable difference in our clients health by recognizing the individuality of each client. Each treatment plan, program, or service offered at TNT is customized according to those needs. Just like spokes inside a wheel, it is the center hole that makes the wheel move on its journey.

We created the TNT Wellness Wheel as a guide in designing your wellness plan with you. Here we outline 6 aspects to explore as we craft a balanced, fulfilled and optimal life for you. Welcome to your journey… click on each spoke to learn more.

Are you ready
for a new you?

Are you ready for a new you?

FAQs

 

We do not accept assignment from insurance companies.

First, in keeping with medical philosophy, our policy regarding insurance has always been that we choose to work directly with and for our clients, rather than indirectly through an insurance company. Therefore, we have never joined any HMOs, PPOs or other types of managed care. Furthermore, our team has opted out of the Medicare Program, thus they are only able to see Medicare-eligible clients who first elect to pay in full for all services rendered and subsequently sign a Medicare “Waiver” in which they agree not to seek reimbursement from Medicare for medical care received at our office.

We believe that each individual is the best person to decide whether or not he or she needs medical care, not a clerk working for an insurance company, someone who has neither seen nor evaluated the individual regarding his or her health questions.

Second, because we seek to prevent disease and promote wellness, many of our medical services are not covered by most insurance companies.

Finally, though we don’t accept assignment, if you have indemnity insurance coverage, then we will provide you with an insurance-ready receipt after receiving your payment that you can use to submit a claim to your insurance company, with any reimbursement from them being paid directly to you. Many plans will partially cover services such as labs and some medications. In addition, many plans will apply the evaluation costs and other services towards your deductible.

Based on our clinical studies, approximately 90% of the people who undertake our treatment recommendations achieve resolution of the symptoms for which they were seeking medical care.

The success of individuals who utilize our treatment regimen is largely dependent upon their commitment to restoring their health. We know that the clients who achieve the most dramatic gains in the resolution of their symptoms are the ones who follow the recommendations of our team, everything from hormone supplementation to eating recommendations, from lifestyle modifications to vitamin and mineral supplementation.

We have also found that when individuals maintain a positive and optimistic outlook on their eventual health success, they generally exceed both our and their own expectations. It is not uncommon for an individual to achieve resolution of their symptoms within a relatively short period of time, for instance, 3 months. It is far less common for an individual to notice no improvement in the same period of time, and rare that an individual would actually worsen.

Yes, despite our best efforts, occasionally we will see a client who is not a good match for our treatment regimen. This has to do primarily with attitude. When individuals do not believe they can get better, it can become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Secondarily, we make every attempt to educate client prior to their first visit regarding the scope and cost of our treatment regimen. Unfortunately, some individuals are unable to follow through with the financial commitment required over the long term to purchase the supplements and vitamins recommended for their program and discontinue this treatment regimen.

Finally, some individuals get conflicting advice and opinions from other medical professionals, family, or friends which leads them to discontinue treatment. Few medical doctors and even fewer lay individuals understand the intricate connection between nutrition, the immune system, and hormonal balance. As long as there remains confusion about these areas, there will continue to be some individuals who we are unable to help.

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FAQs

 

We do not accept assignment from insurance companies.

First, in keeping with medical philosophy, our policy regarding insurance has always been that we choose to work directly with and for our clients, rather than indirectly through an insurance company. Therefore, we have never joined any HMOs, PPOs or other types of managed care. Furthermore, our team has opted out of the Medicare Program, thus they are only able to see Medicare-eligible clients who first elect to pay in full for all services rendered and subsequently sign a Medicare “Waiver” in which they agree not to seek reimbursement from Medicare for medical care received at our office.

We believe that each individual is the best person to decide whether or not he or she needs medical care, not a clerk working for an insurance company, someone who has neither seen nor evaluated the individual regarding his or her health questions.

Second, because we seek to prevent disease and promote wellness, many of our medical services are not covered by most insurance companies.

Finally, though we don’t accept assignment, if you have indemnity insurance coverage, then we will provide you with an insurance-ready receipt after receiving your payment that you can use to submit a claim to your insurance company, with any reimbursement from them being paid directly to you. Many plans will partially cover services such as labs and some medications. In addition, many plans will apply the evaluation costs and other services towards your deductible.

Based on our clinical studies, approximately 90% of the people who undertake our treatment recommendations achieve resolution of the symptoms for which they were seeking medical care.

The success of individuals who utilize our treatment regimen is largely dependent upon their commitment to restoring their health. We know that the clients who achieve the most dramatic gains in the resolution of their symptoms are the ones who follow the recommendations of our team, everything from hormone supplementation to eating recommendations, from lifestyle modifications to vitamin and mineral supplementation.

We have also found that when individuals maintain a positive and optimistic outlook on their eventual health success, they generally exceed both our and their own expectations. It is not uncommon for an individual to achieve resolution of their symptoms within a relatively short period of time, for instance, 3 months. It is far less common for an individual to notice no improvement in the same period of time, and rare that an individual would actually worsen.

Yes, despite our best efforts, occasionally we will see a client who is not a good match for our treatment regimen. This has to do primarily with attitude. When individuals do not believe they can get better, it can become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Secondarily, we make every attempt to educate client prior to their first visit regarding the scope and cost of our treatment regimen. Unfortunately, some individuals are unable to follow through with the financial commitment required over the long term to purchase the supplements and vitamins recommended for their program and discontinue this treatment regimen.

Finally, some individuals get conflicting advice and opinions from other medical professionals, family, or friends which leads them to discontinue treatment. Few medical doctors and even fewer lay individuals understand the intricate connection between nutrition, the immune system, and hormonal balance. As long as there remains confusion about these areas, there will continue to be some individuals who we are unable to help.

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Partners in Your Health

We have partnered with these local companies to help you achieve wellness for life!

Partners in Your Health

We have partnered with these local companies to help you achieve wellness for life!

Contact

 

Contact

 

Contact

p: (352) 259-5190
f: (352) 259-4873
e: info@tntfit4life.com

Location

510 County Road 466 Suite 104B
Lady Lake, FL 32159

Phone Hours

Mon: 10am–5pm
Tue-Thu: 8am–5pm
Fri: 8am-Noon
Sat/Sun : Closed

Office Hours

Mon-Thu: 7am–5pm
Fri: 7am-Noon
Sat/Sun : Closed

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Contact

p: (352) 259-5190
f: (352) 259-4873
e: info@tntfit4life.com

Location

510 County Road 466 Suite 104B
Lady Lake, FL 32159

Phone Hours

Mon: 10am–5pm
Tue-Thu: 8am–5pm
Fri: 8am-Noon
Sat/Sun : Closed

Office Hours

Mon-Thu: 7am–5pm
Fri: 7am-Noon
Sat/Sun : Closed