Functional Medicine Program:

The Metabolic/Neurologic program that we utilize in our office is different from every other doctor that you have probably been to.

Suffering from a chronic health condition is frustrating, painful, and ultimately alters the quality of your life. Chronic health conditions that we address in our office are:

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Chrons DiseaseUlcerative ColitisThyroid Disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Attention deficient disorders (ADD/ADHD)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Auto Immune Disease such as Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Scleroderma, Graves Disease, Celiac Disease, Addison’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis, and Raynaud’s

Our Metabolic/Neurologic Program leaves no stone unturned when is comes to determining the exact cause of your condition. When the exact cause of your condition is determined, then we can help you successfully recover from your chronic health condition.

That is, we help you recover by using specific metabolic and neurological testing and treatments.

METABOLIC TREATMENTS:

We utilize specific blood tests such as;

a) comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP)
b) a lipid panel
c) a CBC (complete blood chemistry with auto differential)
d) a thyroid panel including T3/T4, and thyroid antibody testing

With these test’s alone, we can asses liver function, thyroid function, adrenal glands, kidneys, gut function, and red/white cell function.

Chronic health conditions will affect and be affected by internal functions of the body. Looking at your results with these tests from a “functionally healthy range” vs a “laboratory” sick range will be very enlightening.

Many people start exhibiting symptoms for high or low test results, but not high enough or low enough where they enter into the laboratory sick range. Where these tests results would normally be considered “negative”, from a functional healthy perspective, they would be considered abnormal.

When functionally abnormal, we can still address your symptoms nutritiional/metabolically, and neurologically, before you would ever need to take a prescriptive medication.

E) Sensitivity Testing:

Ever hear about the hype associated with Gluten? Gluten free this or that? Well here are some symptoms that you may have if you happen to have a sensitivity to these are other foods.

  • Chronic Pain or fatigue
  • Frequent indigestion
  • Bloated after eating
  • Frequent loose bowel movements
  • Constipation
  • Mouth Ulcers or sores

Sensitivity testing determines if you have a sensitivity to a certain food. A sensitivity is an immune reaction, in which your immune system is challenged, inflammation is created, and potential tissue damage and destruction occurs, causing your chronic health illness.

Foods such as Wheat, Rye, Oats, Barely, Spelt, Milk, Eggs, Yeast, and Soy are tested. Other foods tested are Corn, Potatoes, Chocolate, Coffee, and Rice.

If you happen to be sensitive to any of these food or food groups, it is DEFINITELY making your condition worse. The only way to find out if you are suffering from any of these sensitivities is to run these tests.

F) Adrenal Stress Index (ASI):

An Adrenal stress index is a salivary test that measure the amount of cortisol circulating in your body. This is a salivary test much like DNA testing. Because your adrenal glands are your stress organs, they react by releasing cortisol whenever we have a stressful event. This helps your body effectively deal with the stress. Cortisol is also released when blood sugar levels fall too low, as in the case of hypoglycemia, or times when insulin levels are way too high (diabetes).
If you have been or are currently under a lot of stress, this test is a must. If you suffer from a difficulty in falling asleep, staying asleep, chronic fatigue, lack of energy, irritability in the mornings, chronic headaches, or blood sugar issues, then this test is a must.

Cortisol levels can be corrected via specific nutritional protocols, including a detoxification process, an elimination diet, and a replenishment diet.

G) Immune Panels:

Chronic health conditions could be caused by an autoimmune disorder. Auto Immunity is when your own immune system attacks a particular area of the body (nervous system, joints, connective tissue, gastro-intestinal system, thyroid, liver etc). Testing for specific antibodies to determine if you suffer from an autoimmune condition is prescribed and prepared in our office.

H) Intestinal Permeability Testing:

We use this testing to determine if you suffer with a condition called Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS). This describes a condition of altered or damaged bowel lining caused by: antibiotics, environment toxins (mold exposure or heavy metal toxicity), poor diet, parasites, poor sugar regulation, elevated cortisol levels and/or undigested food particles.

Ultimately, toxins are entering the blood stream, as the barrier becomes “leaky”. In turn, this triggers an immune reaction in the body that may be the cause of your chronic health condition.

I) Hormone Panels:

We can check hormone panels to determine if you suffer with low testosterone in males or estrogen/progesterone levels in females. Symptoms related to decreased hormone levels may include: depression, fatigue, mental fogginess, mood swings, hot flashes, seating attacks, weight gain, and decreased physical stamina.

J) Inflammation:

We may need to test for inflammation in your system by testing homocysteine levels and C-Reactive Protein (C-RP). Many patients suffering from chronic health conditions suffer from inflammatory processes. Just about every fibromyalgia patient I have treated suffers from some form of chronic inflammatory process.

NEUROLOGIC TREATMENTS BASED ON SPECIFIC NEUROLOGIC TESTING

1) BRAIN-BASED THERAPY (BBT)

We use specific brain-based therapy such as

VIBRATION THERAPY: Vibration fires the back part of the brain called the cerebellum. One of the functions of the cerebellum is control of the spinal muscles.

We may use auditory, visual, olfactory, and caloric stimulation to increase firing of the brain.

2) Non Surgical Spinal Decompression (DRX 9000)

The DRX 9000 creates a negative disc pressure and helps to remove pressure off the nerve. It also provides a slow stretch of the muscles which fires up the spine cord to increase firing to the brain.

3) Glutathione:

We use Glutathione in our treatment of all our chronic conditions (along with other nutritional protocols). Glutathione is the “mother-load” of anti-oxidants. Glutathione cannot be taken orally in pill form as the body will not absorb it. We therefor use a liposomal cream. We have seen incredible changes in our patient population as a result of our specific glutathione protocols.

The Bottom line, once we run the necessary tests to determine your specific condition, we can successfully treat you via proper metabolic/neurologic and metabolic programs, as well as all natural nutritional protocols and BBT or brain based therapies.

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