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The practical application of nutrition science



For 2.5 million years, humans ate anything they could find, which was typically meat, seafood, berries, roots, and leaves.  Their entire diet was locally obtained,  fresh, in season, and organic.  According to recent scientific analysis, these hunter-gatherer diets are reported to exceed the RDA two to ten fold depending on the specific nutrient.

To better understand our current situation, it is helpful to think about the body as being comprised of various systems, such as the nervous system, hormonal system, digestive system, immune system, etc.  These systems are not truly separate, as they each depend upon the others for their optimal functioning.  If any one of these systems is not functioning properly, it will lead to malfunctions in one or more of the other systems.  The overall quality of our health is therefore dependent on the quality of both the independent and interdependent functions of these body systems.  

When the body is in balance, each of its various systems are working properly and in harmony with one another. This state of inner stability and balance is referred to as Homeostasis.  Maintaining homeostasis requires a specific amount of energy as well as certain specific resources.  In other words, the body has particular genetic requirements that must be met, and when they’re not met, the body cannot maintain homeostasis.  These requirements are things like real food, clean water, sleep, sunshine, and movement.  

At the cellular level, all stress is stress, and the body cannot differentiate between one form of stress and another.  The physiological reaction of the body is the same whether it’s a poor diet, a divorce, or financial stress. All stress summates in the human body and all stress contributes to the body’s total physiological load.  

Dysfunction in any of the body’s systems invariably begins with some form of stress.   If you continue to ignore these basic foundational principles, your vitality will drop and dysfunction will start to occur.  If the overall stress level is too great, the body will go into an energy crisis.  Eventually your body will become stuck in a chronic stress response.  The resulting symptoms-  hormonal imbalances, fatigue, poor sleep quality, infections, constipation, inflammatory conditions, and anxiety, are responsible for the sales of almost all the medical drugs in the world.

When something goes wrong with our health we tend to act as if it has just fallen out of the sky. Disease only seems to appear suddenly because we don’t understand that  there is always a process involved with many steps that leads to its manifestation. The truth, however, is that things seldom go wrong without our help.  Many diseases and symptoms are now being blamed on genetics.  This is much like putting orange juice in your car and then complaining that the car doesn’t run properly.  

The body has an amazing capacity to compensate and is able to hide malfunctions for years before breaking down enough for discernible symptoms to appear.  If you currently have symptoms, chances are that one or more of your body’s systems has already been malfunctioning for some time.  One or more of these systems must begin to malfunction before the onset of chronic symptoms, illness, or disease can occur.  Dysfunction always precedes disease and symptoms.  

If the underlying cause of a disease or symptom is not addressed, it is left unchecked to cause more trouble down the line.  It’s better to address the root cause by correcting the imbalances in the individual body systems whenever possible.  A headache is not an aspirin deficiency.

Drugs and surgery cannot make you healthy if you’re not following the basic physiological principles.  If you throw off your biochemistry and physiology enough you’ll get a disease.  It is just that simple.  All drugs and surgery can do is delay the inevitable.

Our current healthcare model has evolved into a system that focuses on the treatment of diseases and symptoms.  We have a medical industry that makes huge amounts of money selling pills and surgery to try and correct what are actually symptoms of the real problem, and we’re spending tremendous amounts of money and resources trying to find “cures” to problems that we ourselves are creating in the first place.

We all have some idea that proper human nutrition and a healthy lifestyle are the foundations of both physical and psychological well-being, but many people don’t stop to consider that their diet or lifestyle could be contributing to or even causing the disease or symptoms they’re experiencing. The vast majority of what is called “disease” today is simple the result of chronic, long-term metabolic dysfunction caused by mineral deficiencies and imbalances, most of which are secondary to stress and poor food choices. In my practice, I use laboratory testing and questionnaires to identify underlying imbalances in the body that may be contributing to symptoms or disease. I then use this information to design dietary, lifestyle, and supplement protocols that bring the body back into balance. My intention is to offer an alternative to the pharmaceutical-based approach to managing disease and symptoms by identifying and addressing what causes them in the first place.


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