YOUR MIAMI FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE DOCTOR
Achieve Wellness Through A Functional Medicine Treatment Plan
At VIOR, a holistic treatment plan is developed by your own personal functional medicine doctor to address whole-body wellness. Once a path to health has been blueprinted, we can help you take action and achieve your wellness goals.
Single Organism Approach
The circulatory, digestive, endocrine, immune, lymphatic, muscular, nervous, reproductive, respiratory, skeletal and urinary systems all work together to make you feel, think and be.
How Do We Diagnose You?
With a padding-top: 20px; questionnaire and specialized lab exams that will take a deeper look at your body and its current health status. This gives clues to potential reasons for your problems.
Is Functional Medicine For Me?
Through a discovery session, we can help you decide if functional medicine is your best option. In this consult, we will discuss your case and choose, together, the best course of action.
Will Functional Medicine Help Me?
Through Functional Medicine, we can identify risks of a chronic disease, cause(s) of a current illness, and optimal levels of nutrients, hormones, enzymes, gut flora, that your body needs.
The 4 Step Approach To Functional Medicine
Functional medicine uses a 4-step approach to understand your who health ecosystem, plan for success, and help you follow through treatment so you can achieve your wellness goals.
Completion of a comprehensive questionnaire that analyzes all the variables contributing to your health condition.
Analysis of your questionnaire and medical records, you will receive a report detailing areas affecting your health.
Laboratory testing is usually necessary to take a deeper look at your body and determine what the root of your ailments are.
After we receive your results, we will prepare a custom program created to heal you from within based on your body’s needs.
Get a clear understanding of your underlying medical conditions with personalized laboratory diagnostics. These tests can reveal imbalances in your internal chemistry and give your functional doctor the information they need to recommend treatment.
- Genova Diagnostics
- Vibrant Micronutrient Test
- Adrenal Testing
- Dunwoody Food Sensitivity
- Quicksilver Scientific
- DUTCH Hormone Test
- Cardiovascular Testing
Unlike any other nutritional assessments, NutrEval FMV® provides a framework of core nutrients in 6 key areas: Antioxidants, B Vitamins, Small Intestine Digestion, Essential Fatty Acids, Minerals and Heavy Metals. In this test, the Organic Acids are measured in a convenient first-morning urine collection and metabolites from a blood draw.
The GI Effects Comprehensive Stool Profile is the stool test of choice for managing gut health and has been enhanced to now offer:
- Further insight into gut flora by identifying 24 Commensal Bacteria targets using PCR technology
- Identification of parasites using O&P technology
- Biomarkers indicating levels of digestive and absorptive functions, as well as potential issues with gut inflammation and immunology
- Interested in a specific Genova Diagnostics test? Contact us for a functional medicine consultation today!
Micronutrients, as opposed to macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates and fat), are comprised of vitamins and minerals which are required in small quantities to ensure normal metabolism, growth and physical well‐being. Your genetics, aging, lifestyle, chronic illness, and medications all affect your cellular nutrient absorption. The only test that provides a comprehensive extracellular and intracellular assessment of the levels of the most important vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fatty acids and amino acids.
Micronutrients that are free floating in your blood and exist outside the cells, determined in serum are called extracellular micronutrients. These extracellular micronutrients are a static measure of what is in your blood at any given time. These are dependent on your short-term intake of supplements or diet and give a direct assessment of your baseline micronutrient levels. Extracellular nutrient tests reflect a person’s diet over a relatively narrow time frame.
Intracellular micronutrients are the micronutrients absorbed by your circulating white blood cells and red blood cells. Cellular micronutrient absorption is an important step in maintaining and promoting optimal functioning of all our cells. It is important to understand that, even though you may be consuming an adequate or healthy diet or supplements, your cellular intake levels of those nutrients may not be sufficient and may still provide risks for deficiencies and the disorders associated with them.
|VITAMINS||MINERALS||AMINO ACIDS||ANTIOXIDANTS||METABOLITES||INTRACELLULAR (RBC)|
|Vitamin A||Calcium||Asparagine||CoEnzyme Q10||Choline||RBC Folate|
|Vitamin B1||Magnesium||Glutamine||Cysteine||Inositol||RBC Magnesium|
|Vitamin B2||Manganese||Glutamine||Cysteine||Carnitine||RBC Iron|
|Vitamin B3||Zinc||Selenium||RBC Iron||RBC Iron|
|Vitamin B5||Copper||MMA Methylmalonic Acid||RBC Omega Fatty Acids|
|Vitamin D 25-OH|
Saliva testing is an easy and noninvasive way of assessing hormone balancing needs. Unlike serum tests, saliva testing represents only hormones actively delivered to receptors in the body.
This test provides a comprehensive view of adrenal function and includes 4 cortisol levels timed throughout the day as well as DHEA.
Symptoms that would advocate this test include the following:l
- Sugar Cravings
- Decreased Stamina
- Dizzy Spells
FOOD SENSITIVITY TESTING
There is a very high chance that something you are eating everyday is actually toxic to your system! The way we measure how your body reacts to the foods you eat is through the Bloodprint test, which pinpoints the foods that support healthy body chemistry and those that are toxic to you.
There are 3 categories of diet-induced inflammatory reactions: Food Allergy, Food-Induced Autoimmune Disease, and Food Sensitivities. Of the 3, food sensitivities are the most prevalent.
Food and food-chemical sensitivities have clinical characteristics that make it very challenging to identify trigger foods. For example, symptom manifestation may be delayed by many hours after ingestion; reactions may be dose dependent; because of a breakdown of oral tolerance mechanisms, there are often many reactive foods and food-chemicals; even so-called anti-inflammatory foods, such as salmon, parsley, turmeric, ginger, blueberry, and any “healthy” food can be reactive.
We offer the Dunwoody Food Sensitivity Test in our Brickell, Miami office.
Food sensitivities can take hours to days to elicit a reaction and are often less severe than food allergies. Common symptoms of food sensitivities include:
- migraine headaches
- digestive disorders
- moodiness and fatigue
- attention issues
- weight gain
- many others…
HEAVY METALS TESTING
Quicksilver Scientific®’s CLIA-certified laboratory specializes in advanced mercury speciation testing, using the patented Mercury Tri-Test. This test utilizes samples of hair, blood, and urine to assess for the body’s mercury burden and its ability to eliminate it. The Quicksilver Mercury Tri-Test is the only clinical test that utilizes mercury speciation analysis, a patented advanced technology that separates methyl mercury (MeHg) from inorganic mercury (HgII) and measures each directly. Quicksilver Scientific®’s instruments are sensitive enough to measure ambient mercury levels in the body WITHOUT THE NEED FOR CHALLENGE TESTING. This laboratory test provides unprecedented information for healthcare practitioners, allowing them to assess the patient’s exposure sources, body burden and ability to excrete each form of mercury. This detailed information helps build an informed picture and allows the clinician to plan a rational approach to a successful detoxification strategy for the patient. Blood Metals Panel (Heading) Quicksilver Scientific®’s Blood Metals Panel screens for a broad range of potentially toxic and nutrient metals to show elevated exposure to toxic metals or imbalances of nutrient metals in whole blood. Results from this test can be used as a standalone screening, or to enhance information obtained from the Mercury Tri-Test. Because different protocols or support may be indicated to balance the other potentially toxic and nutrient elements in the blood, the most effective detoxification protocol can then be selected.
This whole blood elemental metals analysis uses state-of-the-art inductively coupled plasma/mass spectroscopy. The test measures levels for 16 metals, including beneficial nutrient metals and potentially toxic metals. Imbalanced mineral pairs, especially copper-to-zinc ratios or calcium-to-magnesium ratios, can often present clinically as heavy metal toxicity. Excess copper is also synergistically toxic with heavy metals, such as mercury, cadmium, arsenic and lead.
DUTCH Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones
Rather than carry a jug for a 24hr urine collection, this convenient test requires just four or
five dried urine samples over a 24-hour period. Dried samples are stable for several weeks making them convenient to ship worldwide.
In addition to sex hormones, this test also evaluates adrenal hormones and a select few organic acids.
The DUTCH test is our preferred testing method for female hormone patients
Cardiovascular Testing Miami
Heart disease refers to a variety of conditions that affect the heart—from infections to genetic defects and blood vessel diseases. Most heart disease can be prevented with a healthy lifestyle, yet it’s the number-one health threat in the world, so it’s important that your know your cardiovascular numbers.
This Cardiovascular test goes beyond the basic cholesterol markers for a complete blood analysis of heart and vessel status
|LIPID PROFILE||APOLIPOPROTEINS||INFLAMMATION||MYOCARDIAL STRESS||LIPOPROTEINS||FATTY ACIDS|
|Total Cholesterol||Apolipoprotein A-1||PLAC||NT-proBNP||sdLDL||Omega-3 & Omega-6|
|HDL Direct||Apolipoprotein B||Homocysteine||Lp(a)|