A lot of patients come to me dealing with a diagnosis of auto-immune disease, chronic pain, fatigue or irritable bowel syndrome. I always like to first establish with the patient that while they have a specific diagnosis, we need to point out that your Hashimoto’s is not the same as the next person’s Hashimoto’s, that everybody who has chronic fatigue is not like everyone else with chronic fatigue, that patients with rheumatoid arthritis or irritable bowel syndrome are not all similar to others with the same diagnosis. That’s because we all have our own unique biochemistry, genetics, environment, habits, lifestyle and upbringing. Since all these diseases and dysfunction are due to varied causes, they demand treatment approaches as different from one another as are the individual patients. This is why one-size-fits-all approaches rarely work the way we’d expect them to.
The approach I use, Balance Protocol *™ is an innovative, clinical method of developing an individualized approach through recognition that you have your own uniqueness genetically and biochemically. It views disease as the breakdown of systems that regulate control, resilience and balance and recognizes that dysfunction or disease is rarely organ specific. Whether you have an autoimmune disease, fatigue or a digestive disorder, there is a specific order and approach we work through to guide us to the answers that work for you.
Here’s how it works:
We start by getting total clarity on what you need nutritionally. There’s no bias towards trending, restrictive diets such as keto, whole 30, vegan, paleo or low-Carb. We create an easy, delicious meal plan backed by your clinical data on your vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, antioxidants and mitochondrial function. We look at the absolute values of these nutrients, their ratios, and how they’re actually working for you. We remove reactive food items based on your testing and if you currently have several food restrictions, we work to slowly add those items back as your body can tolerate them. Our goal is to have you eating a varied and diverse diet that provides an array of different nutrient complexes and microbes.
We use high leverage methods to properly hack your environment and lifestyle in a way that supports your health, rather than breaking it down. This includes inputs such as the quality of your air, how you’re breathing it; properly filtering your water and adding the right minerals your body requires. We optimize your body’s natural hormonal rhythms, sleep-wake cycles and lifestyle habits.
We identify foundational root causes using an array of labs that go much deeper than traditional, routine bloodwork. This allows us to uncover imbalances beneath your labs that are “normal”. We determine which combination of these root causes are at play for you:
Stressors (Physical, Mental, Environmental)
Once we identify these deeper causes we correct things in a very specific order. This way we don’t miss anything and work in a way that leverages the body’s ability to heal. By working on systems that are “upstream”, it leads to “downstream” benefits on the systems below. We want to start with a healthy foundation and work from there. Each step builds on the one before it. There is place for many types of treatments within this framework but the key is doing things in an order that works with the body.
The order looks like this:
Environment -> Gastrointestinal / Personalized Nutrition -> Mindset -> Immune System and Inflammation -> Structural and Musculoskeletal -> Mitochondria and Energy Production -> Hormones and Neurotransmitters -> Detoxification and Biotransformation
This approach can take between several weeks to several months to implement, depending on your needs. The reason for this time period is because it requires time to implement this framework. By using this highly personalized approach, our goal is to provide you with the skills and personal knowledge to create a permanent transformation in your health. We teach you the skills and a framework that you can always fall back on. It’s a personalized and comprehensive nutritional and lifestyle approach to chronic disease.
If this type of approach is what you’re looking for, apply for a free consultation below: