healthy-nutrition-veggetables-and-fruit-1067850_960x360MORE THAN EVER BEFORE, the intake of proper nutrition as a preventative measure and to secure long-term excellent is needed!

The common practice of using conventional medications to attempt to cure our many ails is mediocre at best.  In fact, a large percentage of these medications are of dubious benefit, yet the side-effects are many, typically harmful, and mostly toxic to normal biological tissues in one way or another.

The United States uses more than 40 percent of all drugs in the world but ranks only forty-second in life expectancy.  It also ranks only thirty-seventh in the quality of its health system, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).  Our goal in health care should be to not to use medications as our first line of defense for most conditions other than when absolutely necessary, but rather to use foods and their nutrients first and foremost.  The often quoted saying by Hippocrates, “Let your food be medicine and your medicine be your food” remains as true as ever.

How do we do this?  Can we simply walk into a vitamin store and buy a few items?  Can we simply purchase the latest diet book and changedetox5 our eating habits accordingly?  Well, for some individuals this may very well be a step in the right direction.  For most, this is hardly enough. So, how do we truly know what we really need?

You need TESTING!

One of the most basic steps is to perform a simple Comprehensive Blood Chemistry Panel to quickly assess the degree of health or disease in a patient.  Such a test can screen for blood sugar, lipid, renal, hepatic, biliary, cardiovascular, immune, and hematological disorders and risks.

In our office, this is routinely performed to establish a general health baseline and to detect potential patterns of dysfunction.

We use  this and other lab tests to determine YOUR SPECIFIC NUTRITIONAL NEEDS.  By interpreting your tests with special methods, we are best able to support you with the right nutrients and supplementation as needed. We call this FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE. 

functional-medicine_researcherOur methods of nutritional analysis are backed by the latest research.  Hundreds of scientific studies are conducted yearly that provide us with the right knowledge to best help you.  More energy, better sleep, more vitality, less chronic disease, better sex, lowered cardiovascular risk, less brain fogclearer thinking, less systemic inflammation…..and many more, are ALL WITHIN REACH through proper nutrition and supplementation, allowing you to better enjoy life to the fullest.

Unfortunately, most blood work ordered today by many doctors is often limited to a very basic number of tests due to a variety of reasons.  Likewise, the interpretation of these results is DISEASE-ORIENTED for the purposes of prescribing medication.

Our methods differ in that we use blood chemistry results and other diagnostic tests, along with comprehensive medical history, questionnaires, and a complete exam, to identify the root cause of your problem and to use natural methods to create change.  Once you’ve been following the prescribed care for some time, follow-up tests are performed to demonstrate progress. This ensures that we are properly supporting your body to better health.

Pathological Versus Functional Ranges

In the field of blood chemistry, there are two types of ranges:  a pathological range and a functional range.  The first is used to diagnose disease and is used commonly as an interpretative method by traditional doctors. Unfortunately, under this system you can fall within the reference range of “Laboratory Normal” and still be unhealthy.

For example, the pathological laboratory range for glucose may be 65-110 mg/dl.  The functional range, however, is 85-100 mg/dl and represents optimal ranges for health.  Levels above the functional range, but before they reach the extremes of the pathological range, in this case may indicate insulin resistance and future risk for developing diabetes.  If biomarkers can be managed before they fall within the pathological ranges, then we have done our job well!

In our comprehensive nutritional work, functional ranges are always assessed. Our practice is dedicated to helping patients who have not gotten better elsewhere. Proper nutrition, key supplementation, and lifestyle changes can help the following:

  • A-happy-Family-with-thumbs-upThyroid Problems
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of Libido
  • Pre/Post Menopause Issues
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular issues
  • Digestive problems
  • Liver/Gall Bladder Issues
  • Osteoporosis
  • Vertigo and Dizziness
  • And more…….

If you suffer from a chronic condition, you may be a candidate for functional medicine.  We encourage you to set up a consultation with our doctor to see if we can help!  Call us (661) 942-5000.

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