I evaluate patients through careful history taking, which allows me to consider multiple factors, including:
Genetic pattern – In spite of the fact that individual genes may make you susceptible to some diseases, your DNA is not an unchanging blueprint for your life. Recent research shows that your genes are influenced by everything in your environment, as well as your experiences, attitudes, and beliefs. It means it is possible to change the way genes are activated and expressed.
Environmental factors – Drinking water, breathing air, eating the particular food, practicing physical exercise, as well as toxic exposures or traumas you have experienced all affect your health.
Mind – body relations – Spiritual, mental, and social factors can have a profound influence on your health. Considering these areas helps me to see your health in the context of you as a whole person, not just the physical symptoms.
Through the evaluation of the above mentioned root causes and triggers, I am able to understand how key body processes are affected. I integrate traditional laboratory testing with innovative research driven functional diagnostic laboratory tests. Some of these are genetic testing, food allergy, and delayed food and chemical sensitivity testing, DNA stool testing, toxic elements testing, vitamin and mineral testing, advanced lipid testing, omega fatty acids testing, mold testing, heavy metals testing, hormones and neurotransmitter testing, and more.
These processes are related to functions, such as:
- inflammatory responses
- immune system function
- digestion and absorption of nutrients and health of the digestive tract
- how your body rids itself of toxins
- regulation of hormones and neurotransmitters
- how you produce energy
- psychological and spiritual balance
All above referenced processes are influenced by your genetic pattern as well as environmental factors: when they are imbalanced or disturbed they lead to inflammation, and eventually to disease if effective treatment is not applied.