“There is no such thing as a crazy patient. Physicians just didn’t listen to them enough to figure out the root cause of their concerns.” – Cheng Ruan, MD Chief Medical Officer of Texas Center for Lifestyle Medicine
When we see our patients, we dedicate a good portion of the time planning sustainable ways to attempt to reverse chronic disease with food and natural supplements to relieve pharmaceutical burden. Targeting an approach to minimize or eliminate medications is not always easy. It requires a robust and honest conversation between our team and our patients. We have many patients come from across the country to establish care so that we can design a dedicated program to ensure their maximal potential to be as healthy as possible.
Here are some features of our unique approach toward a host of chronic disease such as hypertension, diabetes, fibromyalgia, thyroid diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, obesity, chronic pain, osteoarthritis, dementia, and more.
We utilize Micronutrient testing (from SpectraCell Laboratories) to look at how or if your body is utilizing specific micronutrients. Rather than looking at blood levels of certain vitamins and minerals, we look at how your body uses them. For instance someone can have a serum vitamin D level that is in optimal range, but if the body’s white blood cells have lower utilization, we look at underlying reasons why. Tests like these have a huge implication in chronic disease. We find that targeting nutritional deficiencies is the key to attempt to reverse chronic illnesses such as Type 2 diabetes, dementia/mild cognitive impairment, ADHD, fibromyalgia, POTS syndrome, etc.
We look at comprehensive antibody testing toward a variety of foods (from Vibrant America Laboratories) that test for underlying inflammatory conditions such as gluten intolerance, intestinal permeability (leaky gut), celiac disease, specific food intolerances, etc.
We take in depth look at stool samples (microbiome analysis or the “poop” test) as a key component to underlying autoimmune issues, fat loss, diabetes, fibromyalgia, endometriosis, and more. Stool populations of certain bacteria, fungi, and even parasites can have a significant impact with many chronic diseases.
We offer high quality medical foods and supplements customized to our patients using the above tools. While many people have the same diagnoses, they do not arrive at that condition the same way.
Environmental toxins such as mercury, air pollution, pesticides, petroleum byproducts, plastics, and soil contaminants can wreak havoc on our ability to fight chronic illnesses. In fact many of these toxins deposit in our bodies to trigger chronic disease states which commonly has no cure. For example, fluorides can have a huge impact on the thyroid while mercury can worsen diabetes, perpetuate obesity, and trigger other autoimmune diseases. We utilize tools to detect heavy metal toxicity to help determine a treatment plan.
We utilize ANS Test to assess the balance between fight or flight response (sympathetic) vs rest and digest (parasympathetic). Most chronic disease have an underlying autonomic disturbance. The ability of of blood vessels and our receptors to adapt to the changing environement of our body is crucial to maintain.
Our focus is on maximizing health and minimizing medications. While we do prescribe medications, we concurrently search for the root cause to help you minimize or get off the medicine under our supervision.
Insurances we are in network with:
Text us at 713-597-4521 for inquiries and scheduling!