Preventative Medicine

We believe that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. We want to support our clients to take action during times of good health and work to prevent long term illness. We spend so much time investing for retirement it only makes sense to invest a little in your health along the way.

We offer the following preventative wellness packages:

  1. Executive Preventative Health Assessment: Includes a full head to toe physical exam and laboratory screening tests. May test for: blood cell disorders, liver dysfunction, kidney problems, thyroid dysfunction, high cholesterol, inflammation, vitamin D deficiency, and gender specific tests such as prostate markers (PSA) , testosterone deficiency and other hormones. Includes wellness plan to prevent illness and support healthy aging. 
  2. Preventative Cardiovascular Health Assessment. Involves cardiovascular exam along with an advanced biomarker risk assessment. Test for inflammation, high cholesterol (and pathogenic cholesterol particles)  and other biomarkers of cardiovascular risk. 
  3. Nutritional Deficiency Evaluation. Blood test to evaluate for imbalances of nutrients within your cells. Basic labs look for deficiencies within the blood and may miss deficiencies of nutrients within the cells and tissues.

Integrative Pain Medicine

Chronic pain is a complex, multifaceted condition. It is now becoming more accepted that an integrated approach may be an effective long term solution. What is also interesting about pain is that there does not seem to be a single treatment protocol that works for everyone. Successful pain management is often achieved when multiple providers, each with their own skill set, work together. 

Recently, AMVETS, one of the largest veterans service organizations has joined with the America Association of Naturopathic Physicians to promote the use of non-pharmacological medicines for pain sufferers. 

Naturopathic medicine is particularly effective for pain because it always attempts to uncover the underlying causes of pain. Personalized therapies may involve:

  1. Anti-inflammatory diet and supplements
  2. Functional testing 
  3. Hormone evaluation
  4. Injection therapies such as PRP prolotherapy for osteoarthritis and tendon injuries
  5. Supporting gut health to reduce inflammation
  6. Mind - body techniques
  7. much more ...

Some commonly treated chronic pain conditions include:

  1. Low back pain
  2. Joint pain
  3. Fibromyalgia
  4. IBS or digestive pain
  5. Headaches

For a non-pharmacological pain consult book and appointment with Dr. Jeffery

Restorative Hydrotherapy

Chronic stress is a major health concern in our modern, face paced world. Over time, if untreated can contribute to many chronic health conditions. Chronic stress can lead to blood sugar regulation problems, hormonal problems, headaches, inflammation and much more.

Our Restorative Hydrotherapy treatment is based on a traditional naturopathic therapy that involves the application of hot and cold to the upper body region. The contrasting effects calm the nervous system and increase circulation. Each treatment is individualized and may be accompanied with other therapies such as low volt stimulation, herbal medicine, spinal manipulation, localized massage or essential oils. Overall it is a gentle, safe and restorative therapy. 

Its therapeutic potential is broad and it is useful for:

  1. Chronic stress
  2. Improve energy and overall vitality
  3. Pain
  4. Immune support
  5. Supportive care during cold and flu
  6. Sleep problems
  7. Digestive concerns
  8. Support during our detox programs 

Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Is it the bugs within?

Irritable bowel syndrome is a common misunderstood condition. There is a stigma regarding IBS as being mainly an emotional condition. Research is now showing that this is no longer the case. Although emotions can contribute, IBS is much more complex. 

Ones intestinal bacteria may be a major factor for many IBS patients. Researchers are now finding that many people with IBS symptoms may have an overgrowth of bacteria in their small intestine. We call this condition SIBO which stands for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. It can present as major gas and bloating often following a meal high in certain sugars. These sugars feed the bacteria leading to bloating. 

Other non-intestinal symptoms often associated with SIBO are chronic pain, fatigue, brain fog or depression. 

A simple breath test can be performed to determine if your GI symptoms are due to SIBO. Based on the results, a treatment protocol can be performed to treat it. If you suffer from IBS or suspect you may have SIBO book an appointment with Dr. Jeffery to discuss your options.

Functional Laboratory Medicine

Standard blood tests can be viewed from both a functional or pathological perspective.

Primary care doctors (including NDs) first view blood tests from a pathological perspective. This is an important tool for the screening of major illnesses or pathology. These test are often referred to as the CBC, CMP, Lipid and Thyroid panel.

A functional blood assessment should not be confused from the standard pathological assessment. Functional blood analysis allows one to evaluate for underlying imbalances interfering with optimal functioning. Iron deficiencies, B vitamin and folic acid deficiencies, inflammation and much more can be uncovered by connecting symptoms with non-pathogenic / functional patterns on standard blood labs.

This can also help focus treatment and assist to narrow down the many contributing factors involved in established chronic disease. Functional medicine analysis provides clues into nutritional deficiencies, metabolic function, inflammation and sub clinical conditions (such as thyroid and adrenal gland imballance. Therefore its also great for wellness care and can be used to optimize health. 

Since these tests are commonly ordered by primary care doctors, chances are you have a recent one available. They can be printed from your LifeLab portal and brought in on your next visit for functional evaluation by Dr. Jeffery.

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