Functional Nutrition Therapy in Surprise, AZ

At our office we practice what is called functional nutrition. It is a completely different way to look at the human body and illness. Here is how it works:

1.  We order and analyze several types of tests; blood, urinalysis, and more.

2.  Observe negative trends/patterns in this testing.

3.  Correlate your history and symptoms.

4.  Support the body with time tested herbs, vitamins, minerals, etc.

The idea is to notice that an individual is trending towards the development of a disease in the future and to nip it in the bud instead of waiting for the disease to develop. Many patients who have symptoms seek help but are told they are “normal” or “it’s all in their head”. This is because most doctors who read labs are looking for numbers that indicate a disease, not suboptimal function. Here is a perfect example:

We had a patient present to the office with a multitude of symptoms and medications. They were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and chronic urinary tract infections. The medical doctor put this patient on several heart medications to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, insulin to lower blood sugars, and permanent antibiotics to fight the urinary tract infections.

Here is the problem; at what point did we ask why is this patient experiencing all these things? All the drugs the patient was put on were to treat the symptoms, but not identify the root cause. Plus, putting a patient on long-term antibiotics ended up causing an entirely new set of problems we will talk about in a second.

So, what did we find on their blood work? We found the things we knew we would find first.

1.  High blood sugar/HbA1C
a.  But, we identified many things functionally that were a big root cause issue of her symptoms.

2.  A parasitic infection

3.  LOW cholesterol, triglycerides, and HDL

4.  B9/B12 deficiency trending to anemia

5.  Suboptimal kidney function/damage trending to kidney disease

6.  Chronic kidney infection unaffected by the antibiotics

7.  Iron deficiency trending to anemia

So, what did we now learn? 1. The cholesterol lowering drugs were making her fats too low which was affecting her hormones because you need adequate cholesterol to make all sex hormones. 2. We needed to change her to a low carb/sugar diet to properly lower her blood sugars to normal. 3. We had to give her herbs to kill off the parasitic infection to clear that out. 3. Detox her kidneys and give them the nutrients and herbs that will heal them and kill the chronic infection. 4. Supplement her with iron and B9/B12 to correct her deficiencies.

What was the result? The patient now feels more energy than they have in years, they no longer get winded getting up and down the stairs, their bloodwork is normalizing, and they are no longer on several of the medications they were taking.

You can see the deep impact you can have by identifying the root cause of an issue instead of treating the symptoms.

MY STORY

I got sick over 7 years ago with an unknown illness. I went to over 20 specialists, took 6 months off from college, lost friends, and went into a deep depression. Why? Because out of 20 specialists nobody knew what was wrong with me. They all told me “it’s all in your head”, “Your bloodwork is normal”. Sound familiar to you? I was exhausted, had full body tremors, nausea, reflux, stomach pain, neurological symptoms, and more. I had two abnormal brain MRIs where I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and told to begin injection treatments immediately. I knew that what I was being told wasn’t right. Fast forward to chiropractic College I had given up on trying to figure out the issue. I continued to suffer with the symptoms throughout school but ignored them since I was told I was “normal”. By the end of my schooling I heard about functional nutrition from a friend and started to teach myself all about it. One of my breaks in between trimesters I went on a weekend vacation with my dad. We spent the weekend poolside with pina coladas which are rich in coconut oil and pineapple. These are important details for what comes next. I started to feel awful again. It felt like an aggravation of my symptoms. When I flew home the next day I went to the bathroom and passed a 2.5-inch piece of a liver parasite. And yes, I said a piece, not a whole one. With my functional nutrition background I immediately knew what it was and went on an herbal protocol to give my guests a swift goodbye!

I never traveled outside the country but what I did have was a long history of antibiotic use since childhood. Antibiotics destroy the stomach and intestinal lining, weaken the immune system, and destroy your good gut bacteria. This created an ideal environment for parasites to take hold along with candida yeast that came with it. I am still in the process to this day of fixing the years of damage to my body, but I found my answer. Therefore, we listen to every patient and consider every detail important. You will never hear us say the words “its all in your head”.

“ There is always a cause, and our goal is to find it. ” Dr. Patrick Bain, D.C

MY STORY

I got sick over 7 years ago with an unknown illness. I went to over 20 specialists, took 6 months off from college, lost friends, and went into a deep depression. Why? Because out of 20 specialists nobody knew what was wrong with me. They all told me “it’s all in your head”, “Your bloodwork is normal”. Sound familiar to you? I was exhausted, had full body tremors, nausea, reflux, stomach pain, neurological symptoms, and more. I had two abnormal brain MRIs where I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and told to begin injection treatments immediately. I knew that what I was being told wasn’t right. Fast forward to chiropractic College I had given up on trying to figure out the issue. I continued to suffer with the symptoms throughout school but ignored them since I was told I was “normal”. By the end of my schooling I heard about functional nutrition from a friend and started to teach myself all about it. One of my breaks in between trimesters I went on a weekend vacation with my dad. We spent the weekend poolside with pina coladas which are rich in coconut oil and pineapple. These are important details for what comes next. I started to feel awful again. It felt like an aggravation of my symptoms. When I flew home the next day I went to the bathroom and passed a 2.5-inch piece of a liver parasite. And yes, I said a piece, not a whole one. With my functional nutrition background I immediately knew what it was and went on an herbal protocol to give my guests a swift goodbye!

I never traveled outside the country but what I did have was a long history of antibiotic use since childhood. Antibiotics destroy the stomach and intestinal lining, weaken the immune system, and destroy your good gut bacteria. This created an ideal environment for parasites to take hold along with candida yeast that came with it. I am still in the process to this day of fixing the years of damage to my body, but I found my answer. Therefore, we listen to every patient and consider every detail important. You will never hear us say the words “its all in your head”.

“ There is always a cause, and our goal is to find it. ” Dr. Patrick Bain, D.C

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SpringBack chiropractic

Address

13980 W Bell Rd, Suite 7, Surprise, AZ, 85374

 

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday
7:30am-1pm
4pm-7:30pm

Friday
7:30am-1pm

Saturday
By Appointment Only

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