Curing the Cause
Curing the Cause

Our approach addresses the root cause of disease. Using advanced diagnostic analysis that map the effects of diet, nutrtition, microbiome, stress and pharmaceutical regimens in order to restore normal functioning and full vitality of the human body.

The basis of precision medicine is that a human body is a complex system and is more understandable when viewed as a whole. 
Human body is not seen as a collection of separate organs but as a whole biological system. 

We accept patients that belong mainly in the following categories:

Autoimmune Diseases: these are diseases where the body attacks and damages its own tissues and organs such as in ulcerative colitis, multiple sclerosis, thyroid diseases, rheumatoid arthritis and others.

Chronic Health Problems: these are health problems lasting more than three months such as diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, cancer, heart disease and more.

Prevention: addresses healthy individuals that want to maintain or improve their good health and longevity.



The analyses we perform are not similar to the routine tests usually performed since they measure small molecules at a cellular or genetic material level (DNA). They trace nutritional deficiencies, metabolic imbalances, food allergies, environmental toxins, mold exposures, and also uncover underlying genetic predispositions that can be modified through diet, lifestyle, supplements or medications. Mostly of all, they uncover the real cause of any health problem. These are:

METABOLOMIC ANALYSIS, AN EMERGING TOOL OF PRECISION MEDICINE:

 

The metabolomic analysis  is an emerging tool of precision medicine that traces interactions of metabolites related to environmental factors, diet, toxins, microbiome and pharmaceuticals.  It is the core of clinical practice in the 21st century that shapes clinical regimens divergent for every patient.

 

The advanced analysis provides precise information for the human 

biological system at a cellular level in the following areas:

 

  • nutritional deficiencies

  • condition of microbiome

  • genetic predispositions

  • metabolic imbalances 

  • pharmaceutical impact

  • environmental toxins 

  • cellular function

  • toxic burden

  • antioxidant status

  • functioning of the nervous system

  • insulin resistance and other vital indicators.


Telomeres Analysis: Telomeres are the end part of the chromosomes. Telomere ends serve to protect the DNA. Just like shoelaces tips (aglets) preserve a shoelace from unraveling.

When telomeres shorten to critical lengths, the cells senescence and die off. The telomere shortening has been discovered to be the primary cause of human aging. Through the measurement of the length of telomeres in each organism and each individual chromosome, we can determine the biological versus the chronological age of an individual and the propensity for disease. 

Short telomeres have been associated with almost all chronic diseases and appear to be the fundamental and biologically programmed cause of chronic diseases related to aging such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and autoimmune diseases. Lifestyle interventions, nutrition, correction of nutritional deficiencies, proper exercise and administration of natural substances that trigger innate cellular repair mechanisms can reduce or reverse the loss of length of short telomeres.

Treatment 

Treatment is modulated according the deficiencies, dysfunctions and biochemical imbalances identified through the analysis. It includes prescription of specific nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and personalized nutritional and pharmaceutical regimens.

Aim is to restore vitality, energy and normal biochemical function of the body. 

What are the health problems that we manage?

Within the traditional medical approach every health problem is managed by the corresponding per organ or system medical specialty. The ophthalmologist addresses the eye problems, the neurologist the neurological problems, the gastroenterologist the gastrointestinal diseases etc. This is a medical model developed and proved effective in the management of acute and emergency medicine health problems (pneumonia, fracture, trauma, hemorrhage, stroke, etc.) but has not shown the same effectiveness towards chronic health problems (diabetes, cancer, autoimmune diseases, etc).

The approach of precision medicine is that a human body is a whole biological system (Systems Biology), a colony of cells that interact with each other and the surrounding environment.

Based on the principle of the father of medicine “First do no harm" we address the human body as a biological system that has the tendency to balance towards the best possible health condition.

Metabolomics Medicine practitioners treat diseases such as:

  •     Thyroid problems (Hashimoto, hypo- or hyper-thyroidism)
  •     Gastrointestinal disorders (gastritis, gastroesophageal reflux, colitis)
  •     Ulcerative colitis
  •     Chron's Disease
  •     Cancer
  •     Multiple Sclerosis
  •     Rheumatoid arthritis
  •     Osteoarthritis
  •     Psoriatic arthritis
  •     Ankylosing spondylitis
  •     Diabetes
  •     Obesity
  •     Metabolic syndrome
  •     Dermatological diseases (eczema, psoriasis)
  •     Permeable Bowel Syndrome
  •     Growth disorders
  •     Autism spectrum disorders
  •     Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  •     Fertility disorders
  •     Allergies
  •     Respiratory problems (asthma, chronic bronchitis, pulmonary fibrosis)
  •     Chronic infections
  •     Osteoporosis, osteopenia
  •     Hormonal disorders
  •     Decreased libido
  •     Sleep disorders
  •     Gynecological disorders (dysmenorrhea, menopause, polycystic ovary syndrome)

The Metabolomics Medical approach does not conflict with any combined pharmaceutical or homeopathic treatment. On the contrary it improves patient’ s response, compliance and outcome while reduces any side effects that could be part of pharmacological treatments.

What should you expect from your first and second visits

In your first visit you meet the internist doctor expert that performs a medical examination, collects your full medical history and determines the analysis required.
Then follows a detailed interview with the nutritionist regarding your nutritional habits and lifestyle. Those are vital data in order to evaluate your current health condition and the analysis results.

The blood draw and urine samples collection, for the metabolomic and/or telomere analysis, take place in our collaborating laboratory in Zurich, the same day. Blood and urine samples are sent to our specialized metabolomics and telomere analysis medical and university labs.  

Your second visit is programmed within a month in order to receive the results and also the therapeutic regimens that comprise your medical treatment.

During the second visit you will receive all final lab results. The analysis results are explained to while treatment and lifestyle instructions are given. You are guided through their interpretation at your follow up visits

The treatment is formulated according to the deficiencies, dysfunctions and biochemical imbalances that have been traced through metabolomic and/or telomeres analysis. The regimen consists of the intake of special nutritional supplements, enzymes, aminoacids, trace minerals, vitamins and also a personalized nutritional plan.

Aim is to restore vitality and normal biochemical balance of the the body in a cellular level. Pharmacological treatment maybe adapted based on the tests results. Follow up visits are be planned in 3 to 6 months based on doctor recommendations.


 
Frequently Asked Questions

I already see another doctor for my health problem, will that affect the treatment I already follow?

We address human body at a cellular level therefore so our treatment does not conflict with any other pharmaceutical or homeopathic treatment. In the contrary improves the patient’ s response while reduces any side effects that could be part of pharmacological treatments.
 
I am already working with a nutritionist. Do I need to see one at your office?

Yes we do recommend, that all our patients see one of our nutritionists. The nutritional regimen is derived according to the result of the metabolomic analysis and it is an integral part of your treatment.

The review of your nutritional habits, lifestyle and your body’ s response to food it is vital in order to evaluate the Metabolomic Analysis end results. 

What do I need to bring to the appointment?

You should bring a list of all the medicines and supplements you currently take, if you do. Available medical records of the last 12months are also very helpful.
 
Does my medical insurance cover the costs?

Usually they are not covered by health insurance companies’ basic services. However, they may be covered by additional insurance, in whole or in part.

Either way you get a detailed receipt for services performed for you to submit to your insurance carriers.
 


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