By definition, wellbeing is the state of being comfortable, healthy or happy. Our goal at IMI, is to help you restore your personal wellbeing.
I often hear, “I just don’t have the energy I used to and I don’t feel like myself anymore. My doctor prescribed Prozac and told me I’m just getting old.”
Last time I checked, Prozac deficiency is not a root cause of anything.
A symptom or sign is a message from your body that there is too much or too little of something making you feel “not OK.”
The good news is that it is usually reversible.
At IMI, we take the time to listen. A first appointment usually lasts up to 2 hours. Preliminary testing of your vital signs, body composition, mineral status and heart rate variability in the office helps you learn about your core health. The next step is an in-depth conversation. The story of your life provides the clues while your blood, urine or stool testing establishs the root cause.
Dr. Russell Jaffe, MD, PhD, Senior Fellow of the Health Studies Collegium discusses predictive biomarkers from our blood and urine that reveal vital information like our sugar metabolism, state of inflammation, gene expression and ability to detoxify. He states that these predictive biomarkers are a reflection of our habits and lifestyle. He further states that maintaining these biomarkers at the goal levels will add life to your years and years to your life.
Another predictive biomarker, in my opinion, is your iron level. Dr. Leo Zacharski, MD, hematologist/oncologist and professor at the Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine has spent the last 30 years of his life studying the effects of too much iron. He is the expert in iron overload disorders. In May, 2016, Dr. Zacharski’s editorial, “Ferrotoxic Disease: The Next Great Public Health Challenge,” was published in the journal, Clinical Chemistry.
Dr. Zacharski states that free iron in the body acts like a terrorist damaging important structures impairing normal metabolism.
P.D. Mangan, author of the book, DUMPING IRON: HOW TO DITCH THIS SECRET KILLER AND RECLAIM YOUR HEALTH, establishes a link between high ferritin levels and all chronic degenerative disease. He states, “Excess iron is a major cause of aging and disease, and many or even most adults have far too much iron in their bodies.”
In summary, thinking about your life history and knowing your a simple blood test are two critical steps in the right direction to personal wellbeing.
If this information speaks to you, please call 208-426-0052 to schedule an appointment. Take the first step in changing the course of your life.
Mary Migliori, MD Director
Integrative Medicine of Idaho Board Certified in Anesthesiology
Bio-ldentical Hormone Specialist Fellow, Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine Fellow, American Academy of Ozonotherapy
2200 E. Warm Springs Ave. Ste 102, Boise, ID 83712