Wellness Medicine

Wellness Medicine centers on enhancing one’s quality of life and overall vibrance through the “inner” balancing of nutrition and hormones, clearance of physiological stressors and augmentation of energy, mood, sex and sleep. It is a medical composition of the various aspects that contribute to one’s total well-being.

Targeted aspects of wellness medicine include: sleep, nutrition, fitness, digestion, hormonal balance, sexual health, brain performance, metabolism and stress reduction.

Programs start with an initial 2 month booster regimen that works towards correcting the lifetime of toxic build up and abnormalities in specific nutrient and hormonal levels. From there patients can work to correct and enhance all other aspects of their lifestyle.

The combination of in-depth diagnostic testing with personalized treatment regimens, one can expect a life changing experience as they invest in themselves with Lifestyle Medicine

Each new program navigates a series of phases that transition the patient safely from the initial consult through the implementation and ultimate completion of their Lifestyle Medicine Program.

Phases

INITIATION
IMPLEMENTATION
AUGMENTATION
TRANSITION

Introduction

Why is diagnostic testing important?

Diagnostic Medicine uncovers deficiencies and excesses of health related biomarkers that can account for numerous illnesses and symptoms that aff ect overall quality of life. The results from these tests allow for customized programs centered on the patient’s health, lifestyle, and goals.

Biomarkers that can be tested include hormones, metabolism, nutrient levels, toxic loads, food sensitivities, cancer screens, pre-diabetes, stress and infl ammation, sleep quality, biological and physiological age, and genetics.

The labs used by Lifestyle Medicine are among the most credentialed and reputable in the world. Each test cycle includes an initial consult, follow-up, and plan formation.

By combining diagnostic testing with the numerous procedures and programs off ered, each patient receives a completely unique program based off of their blood results.

WHAT IS BIODENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT (BHRT)?

Stress can take a traumatic toll on the body causing a decline in optimal health at any age. Weight gain, hair loss, fatigue, and low libido are just a few examples of the common symptoms of aging that should not be brushed off as a simple “fact of life.” Identifying which hormones are unbalanced allows the Lifestyle Medicine physicians to develop a program that optimizes each patient’s hormonal potential and provide them the ability to experience renewed energy, restore youthfulness, and live a longer, healthier, and happier life.

The aging process aff ects people in diff erent ways. Over the course of a lifetime, we are exposed to a multitude of environmental and dietary toxins which take their toll on our bodies. Along with the normal aging process, these toxins contribute to a natural decline of hormones. The responses to these declines vary from person to person. Genetics and lifestyle choices such as personal habits, dietary intake, and physical activity all have a role to play in how well your body functions as you experience the aging process.

Restoring these biomarkers to a normal much more youthful level slows the aging process and markedly improve one’s quality of life.

Initiation

HORMONE AND MICRO-NUTRIENT TESTING

Examination of numerous biomarkers in your blood that could indicate many conditions and diseases, including:

  • Cardiovascular disease (including risk for heart attack and stroke)
  • Hematology (anemias, hemochromatosis)
  • Metabolic disorders (diabetes, metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes, and obesity)
  • Endocrine problems (thyroid disease, pituitary and adrenal disease)
  • Immune system (depressed immune function, chronic infl ammation)
  • Sex hormonal imbalance (menopause, testosterone defi ciency, somatopause)
  • Toxin/Nutrient Screening (measuring levels of toxic substances, vitamins and minerals in the blood)
  • Organ status (liver, kidney, pancreas, gastrointestinal and musculoskeletal function)

The micronutrient tests measures how micronutrients are actually functioning within your white blood cells. These tests allow nutritional assessment for a broad variety of clinical conditions including arthritis, cancer, cardiovascular risk, diabetes, various immunological disorders, metabolic disorders, and micronutrient defi ciencies. Cost: $1500

New Wellness Patients can expect to submit to diagnostic blood tests ranging from $1,500 to $12,000 depending treatment factors. These panels consist of in-depth diagnostic blood testing which Dr. Rusilko will use to initiate their program safely and eff ectively and includes initial and follow up consultations, plan formulation and digital fi le construction. Execution of the program will be determined after the follow up consultation and will vary in price and schedule which are NOT included in the lab costs.

Implementation

BIOLOGICAL AGE

A telomere test is a blood test that measures the length of telomeres, the protective structures located at the tips of chromosomes. The test is intended to reveal a person’s biological age, the age a person shares with most people of similar physiology.

Relevance: Once your true age is determined a program will be initiated to target your telomeres using unique medical supplementation and actually reverse the aging process.

FOOD SENSITIVITIES

The Food Sensitivity test is based on a highly respected technique called the IgG Enzyme Linked Immunosorbant Assay (ELISA), can identify over 154 ‘trigger’ foods causing intolerance. Since white blood cells only remember the foods that were a problem for approximately two months, in most cases, the reactive foods can be gradually re-introduced into the diet. These sensitivities can lead to many problems including weight gain, migraines, digestive issues, rashes, sexual disturbances, etc.

CANDIDA/ANTI-GLIADIAN

Digestive disorders such as gluten sensitivity and candida overgrowth can lead to a plethora of physiological tresses on the body as well as poor nutrition and hormone status. Evaluating your digestive systems ability to function in-turn leads optimized health and wellness. Relevance: For those that test positive a program consisting of diet modifi cations and gut fl ora balancing using medical grade probiotics and candida clearance medications will be initiated.

ENVIRONMENTAL SENSITIVITIES

Some individuals experience immediate (Type I) allergy symptoms when exposed to pollens, dust, animal dander and foods. Previously, skin testing with its attendant patient’s risks and discomfort, was used to diagnose these IgE mediated allergy reactions (skin prick testing). Immuno’s Airborne & Food Allergy IgE detects serum IgE specifi c for airborne allergens and foods. The procedure involves incubation of serum with airborne and food allergenic extracts covalently bonded to a solid surface. Specifi c IgE (if present in serum) binds to fi xed allergen.

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