Identifying The Root Cause of Disease
Linking Scientific Data to Treatment Decisions
Is Your Food Trying to Tell You Something?
Why Gut Health?
Poor gut health is at the heart of many chronic conditions. A healthy gastrointestinal (GI) tract is vital to overall well-being and even survival. A recent explosion of scientific research worldwide, including the Human Microbiome Project (HMP), is providing new insights into the importance of the gut as the “gateway to good health” and giving new meaning to the phrase “you are what you eat.”
“In order to understand how your lifestyle affects your health, you need data to drive your treatment”
Our Specialty Areas
Uncovering the Root Cause of Disease
The gut is home to trillions of bacteria and other microbes (the gut microbiota) that support digestion and absorption of food, regulate the integrity and function of the gut lining (mucosa), train and modulate the immune system, and communicate with the brain about energy uptake (via hormones and neurotransmitters) that affects mood and overall well-being.
In the healthy state, this ecosystem maintains a delicate balance to protect the body against infection while preventing tissue-damaging immune overreactions and inflammatory responses to bacterial and food antigens. Disturbance of this homeostatic coexistence in the gut is associated with many chronic diseases …learn more
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is still the leading cause of death for both men and women, killing more than 600,000 people each year in the US and responsible for ~30% of deaths worldwide. Globally, stroke is the second leading cause of death. While half of all adult Americans have at least one of the commonly known risk factors—high blood pressure, high low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), and smoking, many more have other, equally important risk factors such as diabetes, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, poor diet, and excessive alcohol use. Recent research is consistently pointing to the central role of gut problems in CVD Clinical practice guidelines currently recommend pharmaceuticals for treating many chronic diseases: in fact, nearly 60% of American adults took prescription drugs during 2011–2012 (15% taking five or more). But with a life expectancy ranking 31st in the world, the ever-rising use of medications is clearly not making us any healthier…learn more
Adrenal Health Profile
Stress is something we all have to deal with throughout our lives. While it can be a good thing, spurring us to reach our full potential or helping us avoid danger, prolonged stress can be harmful. Sources of stress may be obvious when they are physical or psychological, e.g., inflammation, infection, chronic pain, physical injury or surgery, and mental/ emotional trauma. However, hidden sources can exist, such as food sensitivities, exposure to toxic chemicals, nutrient deficiencies, and chronic diseases like cancer or diabetes…learn more
Thyroid and Autoimmune Testing
Food Sensitivity Testing
Our food sensitivity test, FoodSense, measues IgG response to 222 foods. While it is a normal physiological phenomenon to produce IgG antibodies to foods, the presence of such antibodies in the serum constitutes an immunological defence reaction against the food. IgG antibodies represent about 75 to 80% of circulating serum immunoglobulins, IgG reactions to specific foods are common. To understand that the presence of elevated IgG antibodies to a specific food is not proof of a clinically relevant food sensitivity, just as elevated serum IgE levels are not proof of a clinically relevant food allergy. Read more…
Clinical Health Education
Salveo is the Latin word for “to your good health” and Synergi means “together.” Our goal is to partner with you in navigating your symptoms and lifestyle challenges, so that together we find your unique path to good health. We all try to lead healthy lifestyles. Sometimes it gets con-fusing to know what that really means. Other times, we really want to do all we can to avoid conditions and illnesses but need a little help along the way. That’s why we are here! It is our passion to help people understand their lab results and provide them with the knowledge and tools that they need to maintain a healthy life. Read more…
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