How to Treat Your Illness, Not Just Your Symptoms

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So, say you go to your physician, and you say, “Doc, I don’t know what’s wrong. I don’t feel like doing anything; I’m always tired; I have no sex drive.” And your physician says, “I know what’s wrong with you. You have depression.” Depression is a label given to patients who share a collection of symptoms. It’s not the cause of those symptoms.

Chronic diseases include everything from depression to Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes. Physicians getting really impressive results in treating these chronic diseases are treating the underlying root cause of the person’s symptoms, NOT just suppressing symptoms with medications.

So, what could be causing those symptoms?

Chronic disease is fueled by low vitamin levels, gut health, imbalanced hormone levels, and toxic exposure. Targeted testing uncovers the root causes behind your condition.

Vitamin Deficiency

Maybe you’ve been taking an acid blocker for years, and you have a vitamin B12 deficiency. Acid blockers are well-known to impair the absorption of various nutrients, especially vitamin B12.1 Doctors found treating vitamin B12 deficiency significantly reduced depression symptoms.2

Vitamin D Deficiency

Maybe you never go outside, and so you have a vitamin D deficiency. Current research estimates 50% of people have low vitamin D.3 This vitamin helps your body make dopamine, which makes you feel good.4 More, please! Vitamin D deficiency has been identified as a cause of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, depression, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s.5 It’s also linked with heart disease, autoimmune diseases, and seventeen different cancers.

Toxicity

Maybe you eat fish too much, especially certain types high in mercury, and you have mercury toxicity. Mercury is a well-known neurotoxin that can impair the function of the brain.6

Gut Dysfunction

Maybe you’ve taken too many antibiotics, and you have what’s called dysbiosis of the GI tract7, which can lead to neuroinflammation of the brain.8

The point is, in today’s medical system, doctors often aren’t looking for the underlying root cause of a person’s disease. Dementia is considered a consequence of old age. Cancer is often blamed on bad genes, and obesity is considered a lack of willpower. However, doctors who do a little more research have realized that these are the manifestations of imbalances in biology.

Cutting-edge Medical Treatments

We’ve added new treatment options that help us test for and treat the underlying cause of your symptoms.

Peptide Treatment

Peptides have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that help treat and prevent chronic diseases. 9 Therapeutic peptide treatment may benefit people suffering from chronic diseases and cancer. The benefit of using peptides is that they penetrate your body cells, have minimal drug interactions, and don’t accumulate in your organs like other forms of treatment.10

New Hormone Treatments

We offer bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, which mimics your body’s natural hormones to minimize any side effects. We have new additional ways of administering hormones. Bio-identical hormone treatments (HRT) include testosterone, estrogen, and thyroid replacement hormones. HRT has been shown to prevent weight gain, improve weight loss,11 and protect against diabetes and heart disease.12 Our hormone panels look beyond standard tests like TSH to make sure your body is using hormones effectively.13 As always, we test hormone levels regularly to ensure your levels are balanced, and you feel healthy, energetic, and strong.

Non-surgical Joint Repair, Regenerative Medicine

We now have orthopedics and non-surgical repair treatments for your joints. Our regenerative cell therapy and PRP treatments speed healing and help repair shoulders, knees, back, or any of your joints that are hurting. These non-surgical joint restoration treatments are a great potential treatment option for patients who are seeking alternatives, and non-invasive surgical options.

IV Therapy

We have a brand new IV room to make your experience relaxing and comfortable. We’ve got all kinds of IVs now to help enhance your immune system, to stimulate your STEM cells, and to help you heal from anything that you’ve got going on. Our nutrient IVs can help cancer patients with reduced inflammation14 and improved quality of life.15 It’s all about making you better, stronger, and healthier from the inside out.

Skincare

We’ve got Botox, vampire facials, P-Shot, Vampire Hair Restoration, and other treatments that help you look younger and also feel so much better.

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Footnotes

  1. Heidelbaugh J. J. (2013). Proton pump inhibitors and risk of vitamin and mineral deficiency: evidence and clinical implications. Therapeutic advances in drug safety, 4(3), 125–133. doi:10.1177/2042098613482484
  2. Syed, E. U., Wasay, M., & Awan, S. (2013). Vitamin B12 supplementation in treating major depressive disorder: a randomized controlled trial. The open neurology journal, 7, 44–48. doi:10.2174/1874205X01307010044
  3. Holick, Michael F. “Vitamin D Deficiency.” New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 357, no. 3, 2007, pp. 266–281., doi:10.1056/nejmra070553.
  4. Anjum, I., Jaffery, S. S., Fayyaz, M., Samoo, Z., & Anjum, S. (2018). The Role of Vitamin D in Brain Health: A Mini Literature Review. Cureus, 10(7), e2960. doi:10.7759/cureus.2960
  5.  Naeem Z. (2010). Vitamin d deficiency- an ignored epidemic. International journal of health sciences, 4(1), V–VI.
  6. Kothari, S., Kruse, D., Karimi, R., Silbernagel, S., Gursoy, N., Jaber, R., … Meliker, J. R. (2015). High mercury seafood consumption associated with fatigue at specialty medical clinics on Long Island, NY. Preventive medicine reports, 2, 798–802. doi:10.1016/j.pmedr.2015.09.010
  7. Yoon, M. Y., & Yoon, S. S. (2018). Disruption of the Gut Ecosystem by Antibiotics. Yonsei medical journal, 59(1), 4–12. doi:10.3349/ymj.2018.59.1.4
  8. Carding, S., Verbeke, K., Vipond, D. T., Corfe, B. M., & Owen, L. J. (2015). Dysbiosis of the gut microbiota in disease. Microbial ecology in health and disease, 26, 26191. doi:10.3402/mehd.v26.26191
  9. Cicero, Arrigo F G, et al. “Potential Role of Bioactive Peptides in Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Diseases: a Narrative Review.” British Journal of Pharmacology, vol. 174, no. 11, 2016, pp. 1378–1394., doi:10.1111/bph.13608.
  10. Marqus, S., Pirogova, E., & Piva, T. J. (2017). Evaluation of the use of therapeutic peptides for cancer treatment. Journal of biomedical science, 24(1), 21. doi:10.1186/s12929-017-0328-x
  11. Chmouliovsky, L, et al. “Beneficial Effect of Hormone Replacement Therapy on Weight Loss in Obese Menopausal Women.” Maturitas, vol. 32, no. 3, 1999, pp. 147–153., doi:10.1016/s0378-5122(99)00037-7.
  12. Mårin, P, et al. “The Effects of Testosterone Treatment on Body Composition and Metabolism in Middle-Aged Obese Men.” Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity, vol. 16, 1 Dec. 1992, pp. 991–997.
  13. Toft, A. D., & Beckett, G. J. (2003). Thyroid function tests and hypothyroidism. BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 326(7384), 295–296. doi:10.1136/bmj.326.7384.295
  14. Klimant, E., Wright, H., Rubin, D., Seely, D., & Markman, M. (2018). Intravenous vitamin C in the supportive care of cancer patients: a review and rational approach. Current oncology (Toronto, Ont.), 25(2), 139–148. doi:10.3747/co.25.3790
  15. Tilton, Jessica. “Benefits and Risks of Parenteral Nutrition in Patients with Cancer.” Oncology Nurse Advisor, 1 Aug. 2011, pp. 28–34.
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