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BioMarker/Body Comp Evaluation
Our services center on diagnosing and treating the causes of your health problems
1. Diagnosis: Finding the cause
· Comprehensive medical, work, and family histories.
· Thorough physical exams
· BioMarker/Body Composition Evaluation
· Home Diagnostic Testing
· Laboratory Assessment
· Detoxification (detox)Treatments
2. Treatments: Eliminating the cause
· Scientific, and safe, environmental detoxification
· Nutritional rejuvenation of chronic deficiencies
What do you want from your doctor?
Patients who come to Pure Wellness Centers saying things like:
“I’m tired of not being listened to.”
“I want to find out the cause of my ill health and have that treated, not just be given a pill.”
“My other doctors kept prescribing more drugs for my symptoms. When I asked about the cause of my symptoms, they didn’t know what to say.”
“How can any doctor figure out what’s going on in ten or fifteen minutes? You’re the first doctor who ever took this much time with me.”
The Pure Wellness difference
Amazingly, most patients find “medical science” is often not very scientific. Thorough histories and physical exams are rarely done. Lab testing is piecemeal. It’s no wonder that so many people suffer needlessly, giving up on doctors and taking prescription and over-the-counter medications to make it through their days.
At Pure Wellness Centers we pride ourselves on taking:
· An organized systematic approach to diagnosing patients’ underlying health problems.
· Thorough health, work, and family histories.
· Comprehensive examination including important BioMarkers of health that are completely overlooked by most doctors (see below).
· Systematic examination of laboratory data including comparing past tests with current ones to track trends.
· Detailed laboratory testing looking at problems from multiple angles. For instance, many doctors assess heart risks solely from cholesterol readings whereas there are a number of other tests including C-Reactive Protein, homocycsteine, and apolipoproteins which provide a much better picture of cardiovascular risks. Thyroid is another example of how one test (TSH) is often the only test looked at, while T4, T3, vitamin D, and thyroid antibodies provide a much more precise way of diagnosing thyroid problems.
· Advanced environmental and nutritional testing (see below) is another way we provide our patients with the best picture of their health.
BioMarker/Body Composition Evaluation
A good health evaluation, in addition to history and laboratory testing, requires a comprehensive physical exam. Surprisingly, most doctors have not updated their exams to reflect current research. For instance, your waist-to-hip ratio (circumference of waist and hips) tells more about your long-term health than your blood cholesterol. Also, meaningful weight-loss depends on losing fat, but not water and muscle, yet most diet programs do not measure fat and water.
At Pure Wellness Centers we perform a 40-point BioMarker/Body Composition exam that includes percentages of fat, muscle, and water, waist-to-hip ratio, forced expiratory lung volume, body mass index, basal metabolic rate, reflexes, Chinese tongue exam, and a number of other tests.
Your BioMarker Evaluation is written into a BioMarker Report that becomes a comprehensive “snapshot in time” of your health. It incorporates important scientific measurements that reflect your health. This report, along with past history and laboratory testing, enables you and your PWC doctor to make informed decisions on concrete, individualized steps you can take for optimizing your health.
ReTesting: Good times for BioMarker retesting are:
· Before and after a detox program
· Before and during a weight-loss program
· Before and during an exercise program or sport
· Before and after any major life-style changes such as marriage, retirement, etc.
· Once a year if you are healthy and under 50 (Healthy = normal labs, weight, exam, and no medications)
· Two to four times a year if you are over 50, unhealthy, overweight, or have any abnormal findings on lab tests or your BioMarker Report
Call 425-255-8100 Ext. 6 (Renton) or 206-324-2225 (Seattle) today for an in-depth health evaluation - the first step to achieving vital health.
Home Diagnostic Testing
Much useful information can be gained about your health through simple tests you can do at home and at PWCs. These tests can help your doctor discover problems and focus appropriate treatment.
There's no need to guess about your health status and needs. Call 425-255-8100 Ext. 6 (Renton) or 206-324-2225 (Seattle) today for an appointment that will change your tomorrows.
At Pure Wellness Centers (PWC) we believe that the more we know about the biochemistry and functioning of your body, the better able we are to give sound health advice. Standard lab tests such as blood sugar, anemia, and cholesterol are important. We can provide these if you have not been tested recently. In addition to standard testing there are newer, cutting-edge tests that sometimes add valuable information about your health. 21st Century Medicine will increasingly rely on these advanced tests. Some of the tests used at PWC are:
Knowing what’s in your blood, urine, saliva, and stool, when used in conjunction with history and physical exam, is important for diagnosing and treating health problems. With good information and a whole-person orientation, we can often solve complex health problems.
Please feel free to discuss laboratory testing with me or one of the other doctors at PWC by calling (425)255-8100 Ext. 6, Renton, or 206-324-2225, Seattle.
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I'm proud to offer two avenues for scientific detoxification:
CLINIC AND HOME TREATMENTS
Pure Mind/Body Detox (MBD): Relax on a specially-designed Detox Table that combines massage, far-infrared (FIR) heat, and gentle acupressure. FIR penetrates deep into muscles and fat (fat is where much of your toxins are stored), stimulating metabolism, and releasing toxins. This table is so smart it adjusts to your needs! Along with enjoying the table, you’ll experience Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES), a detox for the brain that increases your natural production of healing serotonin and alpha-waves. This combination of treatments means you’re efficiently and effectively carried through a pleasant detoxification that delivers you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Thirty to sixty minutes of peace on earth.
Pure s cience-based Medical Foods:
A Medical Food is a food, often a powdered drink mix, specially formulated to treat a specific condition. For instance, Medical Foods exist for treating diabetes, ADHD, allergies, and for aiding liver detoxification.
“No Hunger” Elimination Diet: A consequence of environmental pollution and poor digestive function has been the skyrocketing incidence of food allergies and sensitivities. This “no hunger” elimination diet helps you feel better faster and recover from food intolerances.
Digestive aids such as enzymes and hydrochloric acid are necessary for the proper breakdown of foods. Gentle, non-irritating fiber sources are also an important part of restoring health.
Probiotic bacteria (you’ve probably heard of one: acidophilus) for enhancing digestive health. These “good bacteria” aid digestion, synthesize vitamins, guard against infections, and reduce allergic sensitivity. You can’t live healthily without them.
Specifically selected amino acids (the building-blocks of protein) are necessary for cellular detoxification, repair, and growth. They’re also needed to overcome depression, headaches, anxiety, and other conditions associated with toxicity and deficiency states. Laboratory testing now exists to identify if you’re deficient in amino acids.
Targeted vitamin, mineral, and micronutrient supplements based on your specific needs as determined by history, physical, and laboratory testing. These nutrients, along with the amino acids, form the building-blocks of your rejuvenation.
Natural chelating supplements for removing toxic metals. This must be done slowly, yet thoroughly, to prevent side effects.
Medium-Chain Triglycerides (MCT): MCTs are healthy fats that actually stimulate energy and fat burning.
Historic and current research have shown our detoxification and rejuvenation treatments to be safe. However, if you have a medical condition or are taking prescription medication you should consult with your primary healthcare provider before undergoing a detoxification program.
Warning! Internet detoxification and cleansing hype
Please pay attention to surveys that find most internet health information to be false, often dangerous. Websites usually sell harsh fiber and laxatives that make you feel better for a day, but do not cure your underlying problem. Respect your body. See a licensed, trained professional.
Why we do NOT use colonics
Constipation is a serious, often overlooked, problem requiring long-term solutions. The normal removal of waste from the bowels happens naturally through a process of peristalsis – wave-like contractions of the intestinal wall. Proponents of colonics claim that bowels can become coated with layers of toxic material that must be forcefully removed. We have found no scientific research supporting this claim, nor do gastroenterologists who perform colonoscopies see this.
Are there people who are constipated and need help eliminating toxins? Yes.
Is a quick-fix laxative or colonic the answer? No.
Pure Wellness physicians diagnose and treat constipation using therapies that reestablish natural bowel function. Don’t waste your time and money or risk your health with un-proven therapies.
Medical detoxification is available now. It's pleasant and effective. Call 425-255-8100 Ext. 6 (Renton) or 206-324-2225 (Seattle) today for an appointment that will start you on the road to vital health.