Archive for the 'early intervention' Category

Pain In this edition of Clinician’s Corner, Dr. Kara Fitzgerald, ND shares her clinical tools and treatments that have resulted in remarkable improvement for patients who had otherwise given up all hope of getting better. She is interviewed by Cass Nelson-Dooley, MS, a clinical consultant at Metametrix Clinical Laboratory.

Listen now by choosing an audio stream below or subscribe to the Metametrix Institute Podcast on iTunes where you can download the entire interview.
Photo by Migraine Chick

The podcast features the following subjects:

Chapter I: Basics of Treating Pain Patients
At Advanced Diagnostic, Dr. Fitzgerald primarily sees patients with pain syndromes. She discusses testing under a strict budget and how she treats the inflammatory aspects of pain. She emphasizes organic acid testing.
Chapter II: Getting the Upper Hand on Rheumatoid Arthritis
Dr. Fitzgerald tells us about a patient with rheumatoid arthritis who had an amazing turn-around using naturopathic modalities and integrative medical tests.
Chapter III: Don't Overlook Food Intolerances
Dr. Fitzgerald explains how she manages patients with food sensitivities and how food antibodies (IgG4, IgA, and IgE) can be important in clinical cases ranging from dermatitis to fibromyalgia.
Dr. Kara Fitzgerald received her doctorate of naturopathic medicine at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. She has a clinical practice at Advanced Diagnostic clinic in New Haven, Connecticut. Dr. Fitzgerald is a clinical consultant at Metametrix Clinical Laboratory and a contributing author in Laboratory Evaluations for Integrative and Functional Medicine. Dr. Fitzgerald has given lectures at The Institute of Women’s Health, Autism One, and the Institute for Functional Medicine, among others.
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Dr. Sherry RogersIn the final part of a three part series, Dr. Rogers explains why knowing your cholesterol level alone isn’t enough to reduce your risk of heart attack. Listen as Dr. Rogers outlines the tests and treatments she uses to prevent and treat heart disease, arrhythmia, Alzheimer’s, and other conditions.
Dr. Sherry Rogers, MD is a family practice doctor with expertise in environmental medicine, allergy, asthma, immunology, and nutrition. For 39 years, Dr. Rogers has been in solo private practice. She is the author of numerous books, including the landmark book, Detoxify or Die, scientific papers, and the popular and heavily referenced newsletter, Total Wellness. Dr. Rogers educates doctors and laypeople how to treat the causes of disease, not just the symptoms.
Learn more about the CardioION test recommended by Dr. Rogers.
Sherry Rogers’s books can be found at Prestige Publishing (also see Metametrix Learning Center/Books)
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Dr. Sherry RogersIn this second part of a three part series, Dr. Rogers explains why commonly prescribed medications for high blood pressure don’t always work and can sometimes make things worse. In fact, high blood pressure can be caused by poor nutrition. Listen as Dr. Rogers discusses key nutrients for preventing high blood pressure and other vascular diseases. With a few simple tests, doctors can uncover underlying causes of high blood pressure that can be improved with nutritional therapies.
Dr. Sherry Rogers, MD is a family practice doctor with expertise in environmental medicine, allergy, asthma, immunology, and nutrition. For 39 years, Dr. Rogers has been in solo private practice. She is the author of numerous books, including the landmark book, Detoxify or Die, scientific papers, and the popular and heavily referenced newsletter, Total Wellness. Dr. Rogers educates doctors and laypeople how to treat the causes of disease, not just the symptoms.
Learn more about the CardioION test recommended by Dr. Rogers.
Sherry Rogers’s books can be found at Prestige Publishing (also see Metametrix Learning Center/Books)
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Dr. Sherry RogersWe welcome Dr. Sherry Rogers, author of The Cholesterol Hoax, to this episode of the Metametrix Institute Podcast. Dr. Rogers says that cholesterol is not in fact, the biggest cause of heart disease, nor is it predictive of heart disease. Over half the folks who die of a heart attack each year never had high cholesterol. But they did have other warnings that could have saved their lives had they been checked. Join us as she shares her insight on testing for cardio markers and cardiovascular health.

Dr. Sherry Rogers, MD is a family practice doctor with expertise in environmental medicine, allergy, asthma, immunology, and nutrition. For 39 years, Dr. Rogers has been in solo private practice. She is the author of numerous books, including the landmark book, Detoxify or Die, scientific papers, and the popular and heavily referenced newsletter, Total Wellness. Dr. Rogers educates doctors and laypeople how to treat the causes of disease, not just the symptoms.

Learn more about the CardioION test recommended by Dr. Rogers.

Sherry Rogers’s books can be found at Prestige Publishing (also see Metametrix Learning Center/Books)

Other titles by Sherry Rogers:

  • Cholesterol Hoax
  • High Blood Pressure Hoax
  • Total Wellness newsletter
  • CardioION at Metametrix Lab
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There's been a lot of talk about Vitamin D in the news lately. Clinical consultants, Dr. Elizabeth Redmond, and Dr. Eve Bralley, shed a little "sunlight" on today's topic of Vitamin D.

Vitamin D is important for healthy bones but it is also necessary for maintaining a healthy immune system. New research is showing that low vitamin D levels may be related to higher rates of, cardiovascular disease, asthma, cancers, allergies, autoimmune diseases, and both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Sun exposure is how most people get the bulk of their vitamin D requirement, though many factors may interfere with adequate absorption, and supplements may be required.

Vitamin D can be checked with a simple 25-hydroxy-vitamin D test. Visit http://www.metametrix.com/content/DirectoryOfServices/0032VitaminDAssay-Serum?overview

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An Interview Featuring Dr. Todd LePine

Dr. Todd LePine is board certified in Internal Medicine with advanced training and experience in Integrative Functional Medicine. Utilizing a variety of scientifically based Integrative Medical approaches, he endeavors to transform and heal both mind and body.

The following quote from his Web site at http://www.drlepine.com/ gives us some insight into his thoughts on Functional Medicine:

Functional Medicine offers a paradigm shift in how we look at "disease" and is defined as "the field of health care that employs assessment and early intervention to improve physiological, emotional/cognitive, and physical function. The focus on "function" in this approach to health is intended to bring questions of purpose and design back into medical practice and to acknowledge that root level, highly interconnected, multi-system imbalances must be transformed to improve and optimize health."

Terry Pollock, a senior clinical consultant at Metametrix Clinical Laboratory, spoke with Dr. LePine after one of his recent lectures at the laboratory. Listen to their conversation and learn Dr. LePine’s approach in his clinical practice, and how he “finds the pieces of the puzzle” while evaluating complex patients with multiple complaints.

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