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A BIOCHEMICAL AND NUTRIENT APPROACH
The body and brain are made of nutrients not magic substances or drugs. We approach health conditions
by looking at the underlying causes of the problems, and how to correct biochemical imbalances with
WHAT IS “MEDICAL NUTRITION THERAPY”?
MNT is defined by the AMA medical CPT code book as:
“Medical nutrition therapy (MNT) is the assessment of nutritional status followed by nutritional therapy.
The nutrition assessment includes review and analysis of 1) medical, nutrition and medication histories, 2)
physical examination, 3) anthropometric measurements, and 4) laboratory test values. Nutrition therapy
may include 1) diet modification, 2) counseling and education, 3) disease self-management skills training,
and 4) administration of specialized therapies such as medical foods, intravenous or tube
feedings.” [American Medical Association, Current Procedural Terminology code book.] [CPT Codes:
97802, 97803, 97804.]
Focus on achieving optimal health through proper diet, supplements and lifestyle.
(1) DIET: Eat an individualized diet based on your taste preferences, digestive capabilities, food allergies
and intolerances, nutrient needs, lifestyle, biotype, and any disease conditions.
(2) SUPPLEMENTS: Take individualized supplements based on your nutrient deficiencies.
(3) LIFE-STYLE: Learn about food supplies, contaminants, meal timing, exercise, and sleep.
Counseling to: (1) Identify genetic, aging and disease patterns in your family; (2) Detoxify; (3) Eat an
optimal diet; (4) Control health conditions with needed supplements; (5) Balance strong and weak
endocrine glands; (6) Regenerate mitochondria for optimal organ function and energy; (7) Exercise to
build muscle and bone; (8) Promote healthy vibrant skin inside and out.
Testing, diet modification and nutritional support for: Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis,
fibromyalgia, Crohn’s, Addison's Disease, Sjorgren's Syndrome, endometriosis, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis.
Integration of nutritional, digestive, and food allergy factors.
Cardiovascular risk-profile testing. Counseling for lifestyle change. Diet modification and nutritional
support for heart and vascular disease, hypertension, high blood cholesterol and triglycerides, inflammatory
factors, and clot risk factors. Also see mitochondrial function.
Diet modification and nutritional support for acne, rashes, eczema, hives, slow-healing wounds, chapped or
scaly skin, and other skin problems. Evaluation, testing, and therapies for skin-related diet factors,
including dietary components, food allergies, and nutrient deficiencies.
Diet and nutrient support includes: aid liver Phase 1 & 2 detoxification; neutralize acidosis and free-radical
damage; reduce inflammation; eliminate water retention; release toxins from fat cells; release heavy metals
from brain; neutralize toxic halides in thyroid; avoid food allergens.
DIABETES & HYPOGLYCEMIA
Diet modification and nutritional support for blood sugar control. Testing for: glucose, insulin, leptin,
adiponectin, thyroid and adrenal hormones, 5 B-vitamins, 6 trace minerals, and lipoic acid that play key
roles. Metabolism therapies: diet, exercise, supplements. Also see mitochondria.
ENDOCRINE & HORMONES
Testing, diet modification and nutritional support for: fatty liver disease, gall stones, disorders of the
thyroid, adrenals, pituitary, pineal, pancreas, thymus, and gonads. Also fat-cell hormones (adiponectin and
leptin). Diet and supplement therapies.
Testing, diet modification and nutritional support for balancing poor immunity, including: Chronic Fatigue
Syndrome, chronic recurrent flu, colds, virus, yeast, fungus, Candida albicans, & bacterial infections.
Testing for immune factors: antibodies, T-cell balance, and allergies.
Diet modification and nutritional support for Mitochondria. These are the tiny batteries in the cells that
produce ATP energy. They are vital for all organs, especially heart, muscles, and brain. They decline with
age, and can be damaged by toxins, allergens, infections, and inflammation.
Diet modification and nutritional support for osteoporosis, osteomalacia, osteo-arthritis, rheumatoid
arthritis, fibromyalgia, joint, muscle & ligament disorders. Testing for related nutrient deficiencies and food
allergies. Also see mitochondrial function.
MATERNAL: Infertility, Pregnancy, Menopause
Diet modification and nutritional support for women. World Health Organization research on infertility.
Optimal nutrients for pregnancy nursing, PMS and menstruation. Hormone testing. Counseling and
nutrients for menopause, adrenals, thyroid, hot flashes, fatigue, insomnia, HRT.
Diet and supplements for weight loss. Includes: (1) calorie control, (2) exercise for muscle gain, (3)
supplements for fat loss, (4) balancing metabolism, (5) and detox, appetite control, meal timing, food
allergens. Lab testing for metabolism factors: leptin, adiponectin, thyroid, adrenals.
WEIGHT GAIN: Anorexia or Malnutrition
For the chronically underweight, malnourished or anorexic. Testing for metabolism factors, hormones, and
nutrient deficiencies. Supplements to improve appetite, enzymes & probiotics to increase food absorption,
meal-timing, and protein-calorie supplements for weight gain.