FLORA, pH & DIGESTION We begin with normalizing Flora with Prebiotics and Probiotics to improve digestion and leaky gut. We also normalize blood and bile pH with alkaline fluids to prevent/stop acid reflux. DETOXIFICATION Detox is essential for issues of heavy metals, mold or other toxins. This involves a 3-step process of Phase 1 enzymes, Phase 2 glutathione, and Phase 3 binders.
FOOD ALLERGIES "A food allergy (hypersensitivity) is an exaggerated immune response to a food, involving glycoprotein components in foods." Reactions can vary by the person, the food, the symptoms, and the type of immune response, also by biotype. The Clinic offers both immediate (IgE) and delayed (IgG) testing by CLIA certified labs. We can also offer T-cell delayed testing, and Lectin lists from the scientific literature. See my page on Allergies.
BIOTYPE DIETS ® This is my patented and trademarked research on food allergies and human biological types. It statisically correlates 6 blood types (A1 A2, B, O, AB, Rh-neg) to 4 kinds of food allergies (IgE, IgG, T-cells, & Lectins). See www.BiotypeDiets.net. This is a substitute for those who do not want allergy testing.
LABORATORY TESTING Lab testing is ordered at the first visit for any food allergies and/or nutrient deficiencies. All labs used are CLIA certified by the federal government. Tests for Medicare coverage require a physician's authorization.Standard Testing includes: chemistry, CBC, lipids, etc. done at Lab Corp or Quest Diagnostics, where labs bill to your insurance. Nutritional Lab Kits include specialty lab testing for vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, heavy metals, stool tests, diabetes risk, cardiometabolic panels, and neurotransmitters. Many are covered by insurance, some are not.
SUPPLEMENTS FOR CLINIC PATIENTS: Available on my Wellevate cart to current and past patients and their families. Includes: supplements, herbs and skin care products. [A subsidiary of Emerson Ecologics.] If you don't have an account yet, call me at the Clinic to set up one.
CUSTOM COMPOUND SUPPLEMENTS Rx Custom Nutrient Compounds can be designed and ordered for children or adults with special needs, and filled at a licensed compounding pharmacy. They contain the same high quality ingredients as our bottled brands. They come in liquid, powder, or pills. These are especially useful for small children who cannot take adult supplements, or for patients who cannot swallow pills.
MEDICAL NUTRITION THERAPY
“Medical nutrition therapy (MNT) is the assessment of nutritional status followed by nutritional therapy. The nutrition assessment includes review and analysis of 1) medical, nutrition and medication histories, 2) physical examination, 3) anthropometric measurements, and 4) laboratory test values. Nutrition therapy may include 1) diet modification, 2) counseling and education, 3) disease self-management skills training, and 4) administration of specialized therapies such as medical foods, intravenous or tube feedings.” [American Medical Association.] [CPT Codes: 97802, 97803, 97804.]