Functional Medicine Success with many conditions
If you suffer with a chronic condition or pain, a consultation with us may be the beginning of a pain free life. We serve many patients with various health conditions and can share our success with functional medicine toward your optimum health.
How to finally end your chronic health condition nightmare
We treat patients metabolically and neurologically. No stone is left unturned to determine the exact cause of your chronic health condition! Contact Us to learn more.
Treatments based on Specific Blood Test Results
Metabolic Treatments based on Specific Lab Panels by using specific blood tests such as:
#1: A thyroid panel
#2: A complete metabolic panel (CMP)
#3: A lipid panel
#4: A CBC (complete blood chemistry with auto differential)
We can assess your thyroid, adrenal glands, liver, kidneys, red/white blood cells and gut function with the above lab tests. All can be affected with chronic health conditions. By addressing any problems with your thyroid, adrenal glands, blood chemistry, or gut function, we can help you to heal faster. The CMP also allows us to check your blood glucose levels since glucose and oxygen are needed by the brain to function properly.
#5: Sensitivity Testing: Stool samples to determine if you have sensitivities to gluten (wheat, rye, oats, and barley), milk, eggs, yeast, and soy. If you are sensitive to ANY of these food groups, it could be making your condition worse as it will increase inflammation in your brain and throughout your body! If you have the following symptoms, you could be suffering from sensitivity to gluten, soy, milk, eggs, and/or yeast.
Here are some of the symptoms of these sensitivities:
Chronic pain or fatigue
Bloated after eating
Frequent loose bowel movements
Mouth ulcers or sores
The only way to learn whether you suffer from any of these sensitivities is to run the test.
#6: Adrenal Stress Index (ASI): We can further test your adrenal glands with a test called an Adrenal Stress Index. This is a salivary test much like DNA testing. Your adrenal glands are your “stress” organs meaning that they react to stress. If you have been or are currently under stress, this test is a must!
IF YOU SUFFER FROM INSOMNIA, THIS TEST WILL MEASURE YOUR CORTISOL LEVELS. When your body’s cortisol levels are abnormal, you will suffer from insomnia. Cortisol levels can be corrected via specific nutritional protocols thereby eliminating your insomnia.
#7: Autoimmune Disorders: We may test to see if you have an autoimmune disease. An autoimmune disease is where your immune system attacks a particular area of the body (nervous system, joints, connective tissue, thyroid, etc.) so we test for specific antibodies to determine if you suffer from an autoimmune condition.
For Example: Many chronic pain/chronic fatigue patients that I have treated have tested positive for thyroid antibodies and they were actually mis-diagnosed. If your thyroid tissue anti-bodies (TPO &TBG) are high, you are suffering from Hashimoto’s disease (you can Google it for more information). The only way to find out is to test for thyroid tissue antibodies via blood work.
Your immune system could be attacking your nervous system which would cause pain and numbness. The ONLY way to know is to run the test.
If you suffer from tissue antibodies, further blood work will be needed to determine which part of your immune system is not functioning. Specifically, Immune Panels:
A: Lymphocyte Subpopulation
B: TH1/TH2 Cytokine Panels
C: Natural Killer Cell Activity
The immune panels give me an in depth picture as to what is exactly happening with your immune system. If you are suffering from an auto-immune disorder, it trumps everything and it must be the first thing to be addressed.
#8: H.Pylori: We can run a test for H. Pylori bacteria to determine any problems related to the gut function.
#9: INTESTINAL PERMIABILITY: Used to determine if the patient suffers from leaky gut syndrome (LGS). LGS or Leaky gut syndrome describes a condition of altered or damaged bowel lining, caused by antibiotics, toxins, poor diet, parasites or infection can lead to increased permeability of the gut wall to toxins, microbes, undigested food, waste or larger than normal macromolecules. It has been proposed that these substances affect the body directly, while others postulate an immune reaction to these substances.
#10: NEUROTRANSMITTERS: We test for decreased brain neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are vital for proper brain function. Decreased neurotransmitters can cause increased pain.
#11: HORMONE PANELS: We can check hormone panels to determine if the patient suffers from low testosterone in males or low estrogen/progesterone levels in females. Symptoms related to decreased hormone levels may include depression, fatigue, mental fogginess, mood swings, hot flashes, sweating attacks, weight gain, and decreased physical stamina.
#12: INFLAMMATION: Finally, 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 that I have treated suffers from some form of chronic inflammatory process.
#13: GLUTATHIONE: We use Glutathione in our treatment of ALL chronic conditions. Glutathione is the “mother-load” of anti-oxidants. Glutathione cannot be taken orally in pill form as the body will not absorb it. We have seen miraculous changes in our patient population as a result of our specific glutathione protocols. Glutathione is especially helpful with autoimmune diseases.
Neurological Treatments based on Specific Neurological Testing:
#1: Oxygen therapy: Oxygen is fuel for your brain and nervous system. Your brain and nervous system need two things to survive…..fuel and activation. Fuel comes in the form of OXYGEN AND GLUCOSE. By using oxygen, we will help you heal faster. By using exercise with oxygen therapy (EWOT), we can increase firing to brain. By increasing firing of brain, we help MANY chronic conditions.
#2: 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 muscle. We may also use auditory, visual, olfactory, and caloric stimulation to increase firing of brain.
Electro-acupuncture: We use the latest on electro-acupuncture technology to alleviate chronic trigger points without the use of needles or painful manipulations.
Non-surgical Spinal Decompression: NSSD creates a negative disc pressure and helps to remove pressure off of the nerve. It also provides a slow stretch of the muscles which fires up the spinal cord to increase firing of brain.
Once we have run the necessary tests to determine your specific condition, we can successfully treat you via proper neurological and metabolic protocols.
Ask yourself the following questions:
#1: How has your chronic health condition affected your job, relationships, finances, family, or other activities?
#2: What has it cost you in time, money, happiness, sleep?
#3: Where do you picture yourself in the next one to three years if this problem is not taken care of soon?
#4: What is it worth to you if we could improve your condition?
Ready to learn more about your options toward optimum health?
If you’re ready to consider serious alternative treatment for you or your loved one, call our office and set up a consultation with Dr. Ronald Adams. Nutraceuticals may be recommended based upon the findings of the patient's blood work.