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Nutrition Therapy

Nutrition Therapy effectively treats a wide range of different ailments because it works to restore the body’s ability to heal itself. Rather than treating only the symptoms of a particular disease, Nutrition Therapy treats the causes of most degenerative diseases: toxicity and nutritional deficiency.

Throughout our lives our bodies are being filled with a variety of carcinogens and toxic pollutants. These toxins reach us through the air we breathe, the food we eat, the medicines we take and the water we drink. With improved nutrition, better metabolism, the cells – and the body – can regenerate, become healthy and prevent future illness.

We tailor nutrition recommendations to an individual patient based on their genomic characteristics. The root cause effects of nutrition on health and disease cannot be diagnosed without a profound understanding of how nutrients act at a molecular and genetic level. Individual differences in genetics, or genetic variability, have an effect on metabolism and on phenotypes. With the progress in genetics, biochemical disorders with a high nutritional relevance are linked to a genetic origin. Common disorders like obesity, insulin resistance, high cholesterol and hypertension have their origin in metabolic genome variations.

The advent of genomics now helps us understand how nutrients modulate gene and protein expression and ultimately influence cellular and organism metabolism. It provides insights into how nutrition works, allows comprehensive and deep phenotyping and the identification of early biomarkers for pre-disease states and allows to development of new nutritional strategies to keep people healthy and fit according to their individual needs.

Services

The first visit comprises of a discussion with the doctor on current symptoms and / or potential concerns from current symptoms. Also discussed will be traditional medicines and therapies that have been attempted or in progress and the history of outcomes from these efforts. We would determine the role that Nutrition Therapy could play in stabilizing or reversing the symptoms. Also considered would be the benefits of leveraging genetic evaluation and diagnosis. A combination of therapies using traditional or compounded medication, diet and nutritional supplements would be considered.

Follow up visits will discuss the results of this testing and prescribe a personalized set of medication as well as nutritional recommendations, and hormonal therapies. A follow up appointment for testing to ensure efficacy may be suggested at this time.