Nutrition & Hormones

Metabolic Typing
There are so many fads when it comes to proper eating and what is good to eat that I get dizzy thinking about them. Media sure seems to play a huge role in introducing a new regimen followed by books written about it, radio shows and podcasts to listen to and TV shows to watch. All of a sudden, everyone talks about that type of diet and starts following it. There are products sold to support that regimen, and after a while, we hear all the horrible things about that style of food intake and cooking!! SOUND FAMILIAR?!!!!

We have heard of Atkins diet, South Beach diet, Ketogenic diet, Paleo diet, etc., etc. SO WHAT IS IT THAT WE NEED TO EAT? Here is the story so bear with me: In the old days, when people did not travel, when food from other parts of the world were not brought to us, our environment provided support to sustain our existence. Any issues with a person not compatible with THAT environment meant no passing on of the genes of that person because they would not survive! The PROBLEM started happening when we started traveling and food from other parts of the world came to us. Now all of a sudden someone in the Middle East would have an avocado or Europeans would have soy! YOU GET THE PICTURE?

THAT is when the mismatch, the slow, subtle problem, started taking place without us noticing any pain or other symptoms! Fast forward to NOW, and we now have gluten-free, lactose-free, protein-free, who-knows-what-else-free so-called food out there in our markets. We overeat, while resuming a mostly sedentary life every day.

Why is it that so many people eat almost nothing and still need to lose weight? It is because regardless of how much or how little you eat, if the food you consume is not the right fuel for your body, the body lacks, goes into the starvation mode and slows the metabolism to preserve the little bit it got from the food you took.

You see how that works? – COMMON SENSE.

What is Metabolic Typing?

Metabolic Typing has to do with the our genes to process and burn food and how those genes were fully compatible with the food resources that our environment provided long, long, long time ago. What we know is that everyone burns food to create energy, and what controls that is our own BIOCHEMISTRY.

So if we can find out which BIOCHEMICAL series of events control YOU, and know that THAT specific BIOCHEMICAL series needs to do better, then we can find out what you need to eat. THAT IS COMMON SENSE supported by SCIENCE.

Metabolic Typing is a series of 27 pages of questions that determine what YOUR controlling system in burning food to energy is. This is not a blood workup. Strategic questions are asked- 27 pages of them- to find out what controlling system runs your ‘engine’. By the time you finish answering these questions, you will learn things about yourself you never thought of before. It’s sort of like finding out if your car needs diesel, gas, regular unleaded or premium. We can help you find out which fuel is optimum for your particular metabolism so you know what to eat to energize your body! All you have to do is contact the office and a link will be sent to you explaining everything and how to send your answers back to be assessed. We will email your comprehensive report as well as the detailed list of the right foods for your biochemistry. It is that simple. Sometimes people have known hypersensitivity but those foods are listed as their good food. That is because hypersensitivity is developed later on in your life as a result of imbalances in your body but most often, hypersensitivity resolves. There is a great video that explains the difference between hypersensitivity and allergy just to clarify those terms. If that is the case, you do not take the foods you are hypersensitive to until the imbalances are resolved.

Metabolic Typing assessment is not covered by your health insurance plan as your supplements and organic and non-GMO foods are not!!

Functional Endocrinology
Glands & Hormones

Endocrinology is the branch of medicine dealing with the glands and their hormones. Functional endocrinology identifies alterations in the endocrine systems that are not in a disease state at the point of diagnosis. This is done by ‘translating’ the blood work from the laboratory’s normal range to the true “healthy” range which is a smaller margin within the lab range. For example, the normal lab range for White Blood Cells (WBC) is 4-11 however the ‘healthy’ range lies between 5-8 K/MCL. If your WBC is less than 5 and falls in line with other clinical correlations, an astute clinician with the knowledge of functional endocrinology can suspect chronic infection with or without obvious symptoms to the patient!

Dealing With Dysfunction

If alterations in the endocrine systems that are not in a disease state are not treated at the early signs of dysfunction, pathology may be found down the road. People that suffer from functional endocrine disorders are not diagnosed with disease and therefore are left untreated in the standard healthcare model until manifestations of disease become present. These patients typically suffer from wide ranges of symptoms from fatigue to serious cases of depression. Allopathic doctors are trained to look for signs and symptoms of a given condition and then prescribe medicine for the diagnosed condition. Functional endocrinology, however requires the detective work necessary to find the main culprit that leads to the signs and symptoms that the allopath prescribes medication for. For example, in the traditional endocrine model, patients that present  elevated blood pressure or cholesterol will be placed on pharmaceutical agents to alter the secondary changes that may take place from insulin resistance. In the functional endocrine model, altering physiological responses will be evaluated first. An example of this is managing the primary concern of insulin resistance and looking for improvements in blood pressure and cholesterol values. Functional endocrine disorders also increase risk for many disorders if not treated. In order to practice functional endocrinology, the clinician must understand the depth of human physiology and metabolism.

What We Do That’s Different

Functional endocrinology involves understanding and supporting a complex series of vicious cycles that feed each other; therefore, the range of ailments assessed is wide and includes but is not limited to slow working thyroid (hypothyroidism), hypertension to high cholesterol, PMS to perimenopause, menopause to depression, fatigue to fibromyalgia, IBS to GERD, etc.