The Biomedical approach to healing, balance and vitality goes beyond simply labeling the disease to determine the cause of the disease/disorder, and functional imbalance that produces the symptoms of the disease/disorder. It is a science-based, molecular-biological approach that employs a range of biomedical tests to determine the underlying cellular, metabolic, and systems imbalances.
Step 1: Individualized Assessment & Testing
The Biomedical Approach treats underlying causes of disease through dietary modification, nutrient supplementation and detoxification to promote healing, and restore the body back to a state of health and vitality.
In order to develop an effective treatment plan, I will first conduct a very thorough assessment, which includes an in depth history taking and metabolic testing. Biomedical Testing may include -
Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis
Organic Acid Profile
Amino Acid Profile
Toxic/Essential Element Profile
Red Blood Cell Fatty Acid Analysis
Immune Status Assessment
Intestinal Permeability Assessment
Food Allergy/Food Sensitivity Profile
Oxidative Stress Markers
Genetic Testing (SNPs)
Step 2: The Right Diet (for you)
As Hippocrates once said, “Let Food be your Medicine and Medicine be your Food”.
The old adage, “you are what you eat,” cannot be more true for many people, whether it refers to the effect of food on an individual’s weight, their metabolic function, or their overall health. The Right Diet lays the foundation for all approaches to health and healing and is the first step on the path to vitality. Creating The Right Diet for any individual, requires a significant understanding of the individual’s unique needs and the effect food is having on their health. The food we eat contains biologically active molecules that wash over our genes to produce our phenotype. If the foods are a wrong match for our body’s needs, this can produce an undesired outcome.
Determining The Right Diet for your body requires progressing beyond today’s popular diets to focus on your unique biochemistry. Navigating the ever morphing list of popular diets can be confusing and frustrating, particularly when you factor in food allergies and intolerances.
Based on a thorough assessment, which includes an in depth history taking and metabolic testing, I combine elements of the following modified diets to design a customized nutritional plan for each patient :
|Gluten and Casein Free (GF/CF)
Low Oxalate Diet (LOD)
Low Salicylate (Feingold Diet)
Body Ecology Diet (BED)
Modified Atkins Diet
|Gluten, Casein, Soy, and Corn Free
Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)
South Beach Diet
Step 3: Customized Nutraceutical Plan
Based on individual biochemistry, I create customized Nutraceutical plans for the following interventions:
• Building a Strong Foundation
• Weight/Body Composition Management
• The Stress of Life – The Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal-Thyroid Axis
• Healthy Aging
The Natural Advantage of Nutraceuticals:
Targeted nutritional support addresses systemic, biological and biochemical imbalances and treats illnesses at the source, rather than just treating symptoms.
The expert use of nutraceuticals can achieve powerful results (healing on a deeper level) often with fewer side effects than other interventions, such as pharmaceuticals. Whereas antibiotics may be necessary in the treatment of bacterial infections such as PANDAS, their overuse often results in a vicious circle of gut issues such as yeast and further damaged immunity with antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria. My approach is to use a special biofilm protocol to treat harmful bacterial and viral infections, all the while healing the gut.