Nutritional Evaluation and Dietary Counseling
Identifying nutritional deficiencies and adopting dietary and nutritional supplementation regimes suited to your body’s needs will provide the necessary nutrients to prevent or even cure disease.
Your body requires the correct balance of vitamins, minerals and other nutritional factors in order for all of the biochemical pathways to function optimally. Dr. Chan’s expertise will help you identify any deficiencies in your diet and show you how to correct them.
But even if you do have a very nutritious diet, your body still has to be able to absorb those nutrients. This mean your digestion system must be working well. Gas, bloating, heartburn, diarrhea, and other such symptoms are clues that you are not getting everything that you should be getting from your food and could be contributing to nutritional deficiencies that negatively affect your health. Dr. Chan will develop a treatment protocol that can re-establish healthy digestive function.
Finally, the reality is that we are all unique and some individuals can have adverse reactions to foods that most other people can safely eat. Allergies are caused by an abnormal reaction of the immune system to specific proteins in food. Food intolerances, however, are much more common. These sensitivities can manifest in the form of headaches, eczema, dry skin, digestive upset, diarrhea, constipation, fatigue, and other symptoms. Foods sensitivities are not as severe as allergic reactions but, over time they do have an effect on overall health since they prevent absorption of nutrients. Through the use of dietary modification, cleansing and detoxification programs, Dr. Chan can help you quickly eliminate a problem or ailment that has been present for many years.
Detoxification Testing And Protocols
The body is a collection of living cells that carry out life-sustaining chemical reactions. Although these very chemical reactions (such as digestion, energy production, hormone production, enzyme production) keep us alive and allow us to function at our peak levels, they also result in waste by-product known as metabolic waste.
This is on top fo the cellular waste product we often ingest from foods, pesticides, xenobiotics, andheavy metals. Just like our houses need to have the waste disposal system working at their peak condition, the cells in our body require proper detoxification and drainage of these toxic substances.
Intravenous (IV) Therapies
Intravenously administered nutrients can have significantly greater effects on improving overall wellness than those taken orally. The reason for this is because oral intake can result in potential loss of potency due to the breakdown and poor absorption in the gut. By infusing nutrients directly into the bloodstream, these problems can be bypassed and the body will absorb the full amount of the nutrients administered.