Understanding the Gut-Brain Axis The gut-brain axis is the complex and fascinating connection between the gastrointestinal system and the central nervous system. The connection between these seemingly unrelated organs has been long reflected in our language: “I have butterflies in my stomach”, or “I had a gut feeling about this.” The intricate network of communication…
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Conditions We Help
What’s happening in our GI tract affects all our other systems. The term gut-brain axis refers to the constant bidirectional communication between the gastrointestinal tract and the brain. Conditions like GERD, SIBO, Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis, Celiac Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Diverticulitis, non-celiac wheat sensitivity, food sensitivities, Candida, H pylori and parasitic infections can disrupt the delicate balance of our microbiota and lead to a whole host of health issues including unpleasant symptoms, inflammation and chronic disease. We look for the underlying causes of these conditions and can help to reverse them without medications, restore your ability to digest food and absorb nutrients again, which is crucial for optimal health and longevity.
Mold & CIRS
Mycotoxins from mold can cause inflammation and oxidative stress throughout the body, leading to a chronic disease often called Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS). Its symptoms overlap with those of many chronic diseases, such as Mast Cell Activation Syndrome,and chronic infections, such as Borrelia. Chronic inflammatory response syndrome (CIRS) is a serious, multi-symptom illness that can impact all our body systems. Testing and treatment of mold-related illness are not without limitations but we treat everybody with integrity and full disclosure of any controversies.
Menopause, Hormone Imbalances & BHRT
Hormones are chemicals made by your endocrine glands. They are messengers that tell other parts of your body how and when to work. Hormones affect many systems and functions in your body. Even the slightest imbalance can cause symptoms that interfere with your day. Menopause is caused by changes in your body’s hormone levels and may cause symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, mood swings, and a whole host of other symptoms. Some people may have intense symptoms of menopause, while others have mild symptoms. Not everyone will have the same symptoms as they transition to menopause. BHRT or Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help to alleviate these symptoms. In the last few decades, we have also learned the tremendous benefit of BHRT on bone, brain and heart health. BHRT is no longer just for menopausal symptom control but indeed needs to be considered by women interested in longevity and increased health span.
Cognitive Health & Optimal Brain Function
Dr. Dale Bredensen and others believe that Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia are preventable already today but the approach has to be multifaceted and start as early as possible. From lifestyle (diet, physical activity, stress, sleep) through optimization of your immune system, hormone levels, nutrients, mitochondrial function, microbiome, treatment of chronic infections and even subtle inflammation, impeccable dental care, detoxification, and upregulation of protective and regenerative genes, and possibly the use of natural adaptogens and nootropics as well as modern treatments such as peptides and exosomes - we have more options to intervene and help your brain restore/ repair than ever.
Cellular Health & Regeneration
Your health can only be as good as the health of your cells. Nutrient deficits, toxins, mitochondrialdysfunction, inflammation, and oxidative stress can often compromise your health or chance for optimal recovery. Advanced testing and both IV, as well as oral therapies, sauna, and CVAC technology (where appropriate), allow us to get you back on track, starting from your cells up.
Chronic fatigue, or myalgic encephalomyelitis, is an increasingly prevalent debilitating condition. Patients suffering from chronic fatigue are often so tired, that they can’t function, and may have achy muscles and joints, brain fog, persistent sore throat, etc. While we are still trying to better understand the various causes and treatments, we can often identify underlyingchronic inflammation, viral infections, digestive issues, intestinal microbial imbalance, or toxic exposures. Addressing these abnormalities can result in significant improvement and bring yourlife back.
The thyroid gland plays a major role in the regulation of many body processes, especially those related to metabolic function. Maintaining optimal function of the thyroid and balanced levels of its main hormones, T3 and T4, is vital for overall health. Several types of problems can arise when your thyroid produces too much hormone (hyperthyroidism) or not enough (hypothyroidism). Some of the most common thyroid-related conditions include Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Graves’ disease, goiter, thyroid nodules, and thyroid cancer. We identify and treat the underlying root causes of thyroid dysfunction such as gluten sensitivity or even celiac disease, leaky gut, high toxic load, viral infections, or imbalances in the gut microbiome.
Weight Gain & Weight Loss
Weight is not just about calories in and calories out. It is a multifactorial condition often having its roots in inflammation, hormonal imbalance, unhealthy gut microbiome, poor sleep, high toxic load, and sometimes even nutritional deficits. At InSpero, we get to the root cause of yourweight struggle and help you not only shed the pesky fat but improve your health from the inside out.
The risk of diabetes, both type 1 (autoimmune pancreatic dysfunction) and type 2 (insulin resistance) can often be predicted years to a decade before symptoms develop. It is in this pre-symptomatic stage that we have the best chances of halting the disease process and preventingor delaying the disease. If you have a family history of diabetes, please talk to us about ways to minimize your own risk.
Autoimmune disease is when your immune system attacks the healthy cells of your organs and tissues by mistake and 1 in 15 people in the US have an autoimmune disease. The precise cause of autoimmune disease is unknown however, there are risk factors that may increase your chances of getting an autoimmune disease. Things like genetics, smoking, some medications, toxins, obesity and infections to name a few. There are over 80 different types of autoimmune disease such as Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Sjogren’s syndrome, Type 1 Diabetes, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Graves’s disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Addison’s disease, Dermatomyositis, Psoriasis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, and Chronicinflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP). The markers for autoimmune disease in your blood can show up many years before you start to develop symptoms, which is why we take a pro-active approach to preventing, halting and reversing autoimmune conditions.
Lyme, Tickborne & Chronic Infections
Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne disease in the United States. The science behind Lyme disease and in particular Chronic Lyme disease has evolved rapidly over the last few decades as more and more people are being diagnosed. It has been known that some patients who were treated for Lyme disease continue to experience symptoms such as fatigue, cognitive difficulties, and musculoskeletal pain. These symptoms ranging from mild to severe, can last for a long time and often tend to be dismissed by traditional Western medicine. While especially chronic or post-Lyme disease symptoms are not easy to diagnose nor treat, there are several approaches we use at InSpero from antibiotics to ozone to herbal therapies aimed at nurturing all affected organ systems from musculoskeletal to neurological and everything in between.
Cardiovascular health refers to the health of the heart and blood vessels. Cardiovascular disease is a group of diseases of the heart and blood vessels, including coronary heart disease, stroke, heart failure, heart arrhythmias, and heart valve problems. Scientific research in the world of heart disease has grown exponentially in the last 25 years and there ARE alternatives today to traditional cardiovascular treatments.
Inflammation & Optimizing Immune Function
Inflammation is essential for our survival, when we fight an infection or need to heal from an injury. However, in our modern world, too many of us suffer from uncontrolled inflammation, with collateral damage to healthy tissues, resulting in pain, negatively impacting function, and leading to premature aging. At InSpero we help you find the source of inflammation and modulate your immune system to allow resolution and healing to happen.
Osteoporosis is a bone disease that develops when bone mineral density and bone mass decrease, or when the quality or structure of bone changes. This can lead to a decrease in bone strength that can increase the risk of broken bones (fractures). Common causes and risk factors of osteoporosis include inflammation, diet, stress, smoking, and more. We take a proactive approach to preventing and reversing declining bone density through bone-building foods, resistance exercise, stress management, and addressing things like lead levels in the body.
While we do not treat cancer at InSpero, we can often help you be healthier while you are dealing with cancer and deliver some of the therapies suggested by your integrative oncologist/naturopath in cooperation with your traditional oncologist, such as IV vitamin C and ozone and as well as guide your diet. Helping you reclaim a healthier and more diverse microbiome can not only help your immune system work better but also respond better to certain chemotherapies.
Anti-Aging & Longevity
We believe that today’s medicine can extend lifespan, and more importantly, health span by modulating the immune system, optimizing nutritional status and hormones, eliminating toxins,and optimizing gut microbiome. We can utilize genetics and functional medicine testing as a road map that helps us identify and mitigate your weak spots while enhancing your strengths.
Histamine & Mast Cell Activation Syndrome
Mast cell activation is another increasingly common condition behind seemingly disconnected symptoms such as migraines, digestive problems, rashes, allergies, asthma, anxiety, insomnia, fibromyalgia, brain fog, and possibly even autism. Mast cells, present in various organs of our body, can become increasingly overactive in the Western world due to stress, food additives, and other artificial ingredients, chronic infections, environmental toxicants, mold, and a variety of other insults, thus manifesting as symptoms in different systems, baffling physicians who are not trained in recognizing this entity. But there is help.
Getting to the root of your inflammation and oxidative stress
Oxidative stress and inflammation often go together, making us achy, foggy, tired, anxious, or depressed - and aging us faster. From food sensitivities, nutrient deficiencies, stress, lack of sleep / poor quality of sleep, high toxic burden, dysbiosis in your gut, or the presence of infections (often hidden) or biotoxins (such as mold) - we can and will turn every stone and address the imbalance we find. Are you ready to feel better?
What Makes Us Different?
InSpero Medical offers a unique approach to functional medicine by combining the wisdom of both western allopathic medicine and herb therapy with lifestyle medicine and innovative regenerative medicine techniques.
Through a detailed understanding of your personal history in combination with cutting-edge diagnostic tools and laboratory testing, we aim to develop a comprehensive understanding of your unique health picture.
We then develop a protocol specific to you that utilizes a wide array of tools such as nutritional therapy, lifestyle changes, detoxification, IV infusions, peptides, supplements, and herbal & prescription medications as necessary to eliminate triggers and restore balance to the body.
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