It probably comes as no surprise that STRESS is at the root cause of almost every major chronic illness. Often, when the body gets out of balance, it can be stuck in constant stress state, otherwise known as sympathetic dominance or fight or flight mode. In this state, we eventually lose the ability to ADAPT and RESPOND to ongoing or additional stressors, which then leads to the many CHRONIC conditions we see today, such as fatigue, weight problems, anxiety, insomnia, pain, gut problems, etc. https://www.treeoflighthealth.com/the-effect-of-stress
BUT how can you better adapt to chronic and everyday stress? Of course diet and lifestyle are huge factors. But often, no matter how much you diet, exercise, take supplements or medicines, or receive other therapies, you STILL experience symptoms. This is because the ROOT CAUSE OF DISEASE is much more fundamental, and the answer to chronic illness lies in the little powerhouses of our cells, called the Mitochondria. When the mitochondria become damaged over time, they lack the ability to function, resulting in in an inability to repair and recover from every day wear and tear. HOWEVER, when they are nourished and supported, THE BODY HAS WHAT IT NEEDS TO HEAL ITSELF. To accomplish this task, I use an advanced mitochondrial wellness program designed by Dr. Michael Kucera, MD, to POWER up the mitochondria so that the body FINALLY has what it needs to ADAPT, REPAIR and RECOVER from chronic illness. For more info, see the attached as well as these videos: Sheri Dixon and Anti-Aging and Dr. Kucera discussed Mitochondrial Health and Chronic Illness.
The most important evaluation I perform is an advanced 5-minute Heart Rate Variability (HRV) test. This test not only determines what your stressors are but more importantly, your body's ability to ADAPT to these stressors. Next goal is to find to more precisely identify these stressors and remove them so that the body can enter into a 'rest and digest' state over time. (For more info, see attached).
To accelerate mitochondrial wellness, various stressors must be identified and reduced or eliminated. Identifying exactly what is stressing the body is not an easy task! In order to find the root cause of illness, I use a combination of traditional medicine, integrative/functional medicine, and energy medicine techniques to assess for hundreds, if not thousands of potential functional disturbances in body. Functional disturbances, which are often elusive to conventional medicine, are problems that are typically not detected by standard blood work and diagnostics. Simply put, symptoms persist despite negative diagnostics. For more info., see 'What is Functional Medicine?' (attached). Functional disturbances may have many potential causes, including heavy metals, environmental toxins, infections--bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, etc., various vitamin and mineral deficiencies, allergies, emotional problems, dental issues, EMF/Geopathic stressors, DNA stressors, and structural issues (e.g. dental, chiropractic, etc. ).
At the most basic level, using various energy medicine techniques, I perform a comprehensive root-cause analysis. This is followed by a Hormonal, Reproductive, and Multi-nutritional analysis. Sometimes functional lab testing is needed to confirm these tests. Diet and lifestyle consulting usually involve a diet and exercise analysis...We look at gut gut health, blood type, stress level, and many other factors to come up with any needed changes to optimize weight, diet, and exercise.