The Thriving Force Essentials Program

A 6-month transformational health and personal optimization program to help you eliminate symptom overwhelm, uncover hidden causes of health problems, and provide you with a step-by-step process to reclaim your life and own your future.

You're not built to feel bad.

In fact every cell in your body is programmed to restore and maintain health if we provide the right conditions and instructions.

Instead of focusing on the limitations of disease, we create a comprehensive and personalized plan so you can restore health and benefit from longterm resilience.

The Thriving Force Method

The Thriving Force Method is a step-by-step process that combines a root cause approach, health creating habits, and a personalized plan to help you maximize your health.

Our approach is centered around identifying and resolving the root cause(s) of your health concerns instead of treating symptoms alone. This requires a comprehensive approach and investigating hidden triggers for dysfunction (nutrient deficiencies, poor digestive health, hormonal imbalances, and chronic infections to name a few) as well as providing the nutrition and lifestyle education you need to create a solid foundation to rebuild your health stronger.

We start by listening to understand your story. Your experience combined with your health history, timeline, and physical exam help us identify the causes of your health concerns.

In addition, we use functional lab testing to identify root causes that cannot be identified from a thorough history and physical exam alone. The results of these specialized tests help us eliminate blind spots and personalize your treatment.

This approach, paired with health skill building, education, and support puts you in charge of your health so you can say goodbye to the limitations of annoying and painful health problems.

The Essentials Program includes:

  • 8 Comprehensive Consultations

  • An Investigative Approach To Your Case

  • Personalized Lab Interpretation Videos

  • Customized Nutrition & Lifestyle Design

  • Personalized Root Cause Plan

  • Direct Lab & VIP Supplement Pricing

  • Online & In Person Educational & Development Workshops

Your 8 Comprehensive Consultations Include:


  • 4 – Clinical Consultations

  • 2 – Lifestyle & Nutrition Consultations

  • 2 – Flexible Appointments (For extra clinical consultations, lifestyle & nutrition support, or acupuncture based on your personalized plan).

Your consultations include clinical appointments, lifestyle and nutrition consultations, acupuncture treatments, and lab results reviews. The type of appointments will be customized to your personalized plan.

Your program length will vary from 6 – 8 months. Continuing care options are available after you have completed your Essentials Program.

Bonus: Return visits include acupuncture treatment as recommended so you can leave the office rested and refreshed.

Lifestyle and Nutrition Consultation

A significant part of your clinical outcome is based on your nutrition and lifestyle strategy. Because we realize the value of this and the impact it has on you and your family, we emphasize lifestyle and nutrition throughout the process. By taking better care of yourself, you can lead your family to better health.

Functional Lab Testing

Functional lab testing helps evaluate health on a cellular level. This testing is different from conventional testing because it helps evaluate the root cause(s) of your health challenges instead of just diagnosing you. This testing is done through urine, stool, saliva, and/or blood.

Video Lab Interpretations

Each lab test provides us with detailed clinical data and insight into your cellular function. We want to make sure that you fully understand your lab results and that you can easily share them with your healthcare team if necessary.

Most importantly, the video lab interpretation allows you to become more involved and engaged in your own care. We believe that an informed patient gets much better long-term outcomes and becomes an active participant in their health and wellness.

Direct Lab Pricing

To provide the most affordable care possible, Thriving Force has made special arrangements with all of our lab vendors to provide you with direct lab pricing. This ensures that you will get the lowest price possible on all lab testing.


  1. Conventional blood tests may be covered by your insurance provider or ordered through our direct pay partner at up to 80% off standard lab prices.
  2. Direct pricing on functional lab tests.

Customized Supplement Program & VIP Pricing

After reviewing your lab results and evaluating your mineral and nutrient demands, we will recommend a personalized supplement program. Our recommendations will include only the highest quality products to create more predictable outcomes.


  1. Premium, medical-grade supplements and natural medicines at up to 25% off retail pricing.
  2. Refill recommended supplements online and have them shipped directly to your door.

Facebook Community Group

Our private Facebook group allows you to stay connected with our Thriving Force community. This group consists of current and past patients along with other health seekers. In this group, we provide live Q&A every week along with exclusive content that we share with our most devoted followers.

This group provides a deeper level of engagement and helps you stay motivated and connected along the way.

Workshops, webinars, and web resources

Community and education are paramount to your long-term success. We offer LIVE workshops, LIVE Q&A, and a growing a library of online resources.


The Thriving Force Essentials Program is personalized for you to ensure that you get the results that you are looking for. Our promise is to do whatever it takes to help you find an answer. We promise to be cost conscious without compromising your outcomes.

Our Essentials program starts at $2999. Testing and supplements are customized based on your history and findings. To learn about flexible payment options for those on a budget, please visit our frequently asked questions page.

Start Your Personalized Root Cause Program Today.

Apply to work with Dr. DeFrancesco by scheduling a complimentary phone consultation today and find out if root cause medicine is the right approach for you.