Let me start by saying that for many years I have respected and appreciated the role that alternative medicine and nutricutical products can play in our health care. As a young child, I had family members and mentors who I trusted and respected very much, teach and show me the importance of many non-medicinal compounds and products, and the advantageous effects they can have on ones overall state of health: weather it was vitamin c for a cold or “an apple-a-day to keep the doctor away”, just to name two examples.
Then in my first year of medical school, while studying biochemistry, I had an epiphany: I literally said, “Oh My God, anti-oxidants are the key to life” !
The problem I encountered from my first year of medical school, through residency and fellowship training, and until my 5th year of private practice, was that I did not believe there was a scientific enough way to implement some of these alternative / neutraceutical modalities into my own life, much less in my practice of medicine, to give to my patients. One thing medical school teaches you, is to practice in an evidence-based fashion: be able to scientifically measure, monitor, and reproduce your treatment interventions. For example, the treatment of blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes – a clinician would never treat these conditions without measuring and monitoring efficacy of treatment – and using scientifically proven, pharmaceutical grade products (ie. products that are based on science, and are reproducible and measurable). So, in learning this evidence based fashion of practice, how could I possibly introduce neutracutical products which I believed in, in-theory, but had no means of measuring?
Well, luckily for me, and my family, and my patients, that all changed when I was introduced to the biophotonic scanner in 2006. In short, it is a machine, based on science, and using nobel peace prize winning technology (given in 1930 !) based on laws of physics called raman spectroscopy. It non-invasively, in less than 2 minutes, measures your skin carotenoid score, which gives an overall assessment of your anti-oxidant status throughout your body. Now, we have an objective, scientific, reproducible of measuring your bodies ability to prevent disease (particularly cardiovascular disease, stroke, and cancer), your immune system, and, how well you are absorbing nutrients (both dietary and supplemental) into your body. It is truly amazing.
This has allowed me, and thousands of other MD’s across the world to implement unprecedented levels of science and usefulness into assessing ones nutritional status – which as noted above, and well documented in literature, can prevent dozens and dozens of major disease processes.
Before reviewing the products on the individual tabs on this section, one thing is very important to understand: These products are pharmaceutical grade. If this interests you, the first tab will show you how this happens.
Please find the individual tabs discussing a variety of products that I recommend. The first 5 products are ones in which I personally use myself: