The expanding pratice of integrative medicine allows a provider to use state of the art testing to examine and address the risk factors, determine the root of symptoms, and avoid some potential health problems, BEFORE the disease becomes serious. In other words, “ADDING LIFE TO YEARS” by focusing on the root instead of masking symptoms.
One of the most expensive and prevalent diseases in our country are those of the heart and blood vessles. Cardiovascular preventative therapies that were not long ago only available to elite athletes are now affordably offered to you. For example, we may conduct a specific test designed to determine the ability of the heart to utilize oxygen, along with resting metabolism measurements. This technology, before now, was not offered to average patients. This test, called VO2 and RMR, was reserved for elite athletes and those who had suffered a heart attack. Rejuv providers use the instrument a measurement to determine baseline assessment, as well as evaluation of treatment plans. Other tools used in the office also help our prividers determine the current and future risk for a heart attack. We are able to look for variations in blood pressure throughout the day. We are able to painlessly visualize the inside of blood vessels for plaques and inflammation, with the use of a special ultrasound machine. We are able to offer a complete panel of genetic blood markers and far more accurate cholesterol particles (more detailed and predictive for heart disease than standard cholesterol profile). The fact is that 50% of patients who have a heart attack have normal traditional cholesterol profiles. Futhermore, many of the harmful drugs only precvent heart attacks by a maximum of 5%. Simply stated, very serious cardiovascular disease produces no symptoms until it is too late, harmful drug treatments are often ineffective and produce side effects, and lastly, there is a much better way to identify the problem early and arrest the progession. In many cases, the problem can be reversed. Many of these services cost nothing to the patient.
Healthy balance is achieved with the use of bio-identical hormone optimization, detoxification protocols, nutritional supplements, food sensitivity testing, weight loss protocols, bacterial balance, gut restoration, neurotransmitter balance, IV nutritional therapies. All therapies are based on evidence. All of our providers are encouraged to obtain a master’s degree in age management medicine, as the treatments are not taught in standard medical schools.
Hormone therapies include the use of an EXACT substance that is ALREADY present in the body, but is lower than what is needed to prevent disease. Hormones are often blamed for the cause of serious health conditions with no evidence to support opinions. Synthetic substances should never be used interchangeably or compared with substances that are present in a body. If hormones caused problems in optimal ranges then normal teens would have the highest incidence of acquired diseases. We aim to achive “optimal ranges” and all “optimal ranges” are also found in the normal ranges. That being said, we do not feel it would be a good idea to lower hormones in a person found to have already optimal ranges. We also feel that we should base our decisions on what is found in the evidence and not on what society believes.
A priority of our practitioners is ensure patients maintain a healthy body fat percentage. We have several protocols to help achieve your weight loss goals. Our providers order certain presciptions that are often compounded to match the patient and for the length of anticipated time. Measuresments of body fat are obtained with the use of a GE Lunar Dexa Scan. Patients are weighed at least weekly. Specific dietary phases are provided thoughout the entire protocol. Our weight loss stradegies include 3 fundamental components: 1) Individualized medically prescribed therapies 2) Accountability and coaching with cconstant supervising 3) Structured, medically supervised realistic dietary planning. Although the treatments are not covered by insurance plans, the cost is not much more than a cup of coffee a day for 45 days.
Toxic substances are present everywhere in our environment. Most of the time they don’t cause too much of a problem. That is, unless a person’s body is overwhelmed and can not eliminate the toxins. These substances may be acquired by eating foods injected with hormones, sprayed with pesticides or herbicides, or by the ingestion of a food one is sensitive over time. Some may be from welding, inhaling gases, paints or other industrial chemicals. Others from drugs or treatments. Fillings and heavy fish often lead to metal toxicity. Bacterial or fungal overgrowths may be seen in those who have used anti-acids and anti-biotics. Parasites may be acquired from certain foods or soil. There are many more. Nevertheless, detoxification requires very specific protocols. Often, a great deal of time must be expected for full recovery.
Specific newly discovered diagnostic tools help our clinicians determine if and what toxins are present. Balance is then achieved by combined approach of healing the body while detoxification of the subtance that is causing or symptoms or disease.
By coaching our patients we develop fantastic report. We explain the physiology to the level of each person’s education level. We invest time in each patient, every step of the way. Evidence suggests a much higher success if patients understand the therapy and are provided the facts. Full disclosure of all medical therapies is crucial in today’s world. Patients no longer except everything they are told by medical providers. Rejuv takes a fresh approach to treating various symptoms and illness in men and women utilizing an integrative approach to gather all of the data to develop treatment plans. We believe that diagnostic tools need to be used to prevent disease, rather than just treating them. So if you are one the many people looking for another approach to youthful management of your aging process, aimed at improving the quality of your life, then Rejuv staff welcomes you.