Food and Diet is always an experience of growing and learning about the miracles of food and the interaction it has with the cells of your body. Years ago I wrote a blog about my diet that you can read by clicking here!
My nutritional based medical practice requires me to keep up with current research and as many of you know we are finding out that most chronic diseases can be cured with proper nutrition and detoxification strategies.
Today, no one should be ignorant about their body chemistry since we can measure just about every nutrient, detoxification pathway and toxic substances that may be in the blood. Click Here to take a look at just one of many labs that specialize in advanced testing.
Today we basically have 2 camps about Nutrition and Theoretical Research that looks at meat, toxins, immunizations, molecular biology, dairy, biodiversity and grains. We have 2 camps; one is not a fan of meat and the other is a fan of meat but it must be organic and grass fed/finished. Healthy brain fats is the driving force surrounding the bio-diversity animal and meat research. Here are some of the leaders in this Innovative Research! Physicians For Responsible Medicine is one side click here and the other side are the folks who are doing research on biodiversity, grass-fed grass-finished animal products and the damage of grains and gmo's. Click Here and Here
What I am recommending to my patients is ADVANED TESTING! I believe everyone needs to have a Food Allergy Panel done that includes Gluten. I also believe everyone should have a ION Panel done that will give us a picture of you molecular health. Once we have these two pieces of data I will usually want to take a look at the person GUT, with an advanced stool analysis. When we move to this type of advanced testing we are now able to heal disease and not just treat it with pharmaceuticals. Also, we can customize the diet to be EXACTLY on target for an individual.
Today I eat according to my lab testing. If my testing shows I need cultured foods I eat cultured foods. I don't mess around with simplistic testing that tells us nothing. Today, our diets and healthcare management needs to be an exact science with personalized measurements and management! If I eat meat it must be organic, grass-fed and grass-finished. If I eat any dairy it must also be from a farmer I know and grass-fed/grass-finished as well. I measure my B12 consistently as I typically enjoy a more vegan type of diet. I stay away from the grains I have tested intolerant and sensitive and I will only drink clean and filtered water. I supplement with vitamins/minerals/amino acids/fatty acids based on my laboratory testing.
I practice what I teach and I hope you will invest in your long-term health and get yourself tested so you will know exactly what to eat and not to eat! We are all individuals and what is good for me may be the worst food for you! Get testing and know!
I don't balance work and life ...I Integrate it!
My 3 goals for healthcare;
(1) reduce cost
(2) teach health strategies
(3) improve the health care family experience