Customized Metabolic Medicine (CMM) Addresses the Underlying Cause(s) of Disease that are Unique to You

Metabolism is defined as the sum total of all chemical processes taking place in the body to sustain life. The metabolic "superhighway" is a highly individualized and beautifully complex road map inside your body through which all of the vitality of health - or the discord of disease - unfolds. This superhighway requires many things to function optimally, including proper amounts and ratios of specific "cofactors" such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and fatty acids derived from your food. But it doesn't end there. Understanding the language of the metabolic superhighway involves understanding how different organ and regulatory systems talk to one another and what they're saying.

Using a collaborative approach, and engaging both the patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership, Customized Metabolic Medicine (CMM) concerns itself with articulating the origins, prevention, and treatment of complex chronic disease as it takes place in each unique individual. Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) are top among the recognized leading experts in the field of metabolic therapy and nutritional medicine. We specialize in understanding the science of nutrition and metabolism far beyond the basics, with intimate knowledge of how individual needs impact the relationship of many physiological systems within the body.

 

What Does CMM Treat?

Since every chronic illness will involve changes in the metabolic superhighway, almost everyone can benefit from customized metabolic medicine to varying degrees.

Whether you struggle with an autoimmune disease, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hormonal imbalances, mood and nervous system disorders, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, asthma, arthritis, IBS/IBD and other digestive disorders, kidney disease, or are just trying to find the best way to maintain a healthy weight - CMM is for you.  

what to expect

You'll be offered a thorough and ongoing assessment of your individual goals, medical history, and treatment options, executed in a collaborative manner with you and other practitioners you may be working with.

Treatment plans always include detailed background information pertaining to your case, written diagnoses, and corresponding recommendations.  Guided meal plans, recipes, and any necessary additional resources and/or educational materials are included.

Sessions

Consultations take place over the phone and initial sessions generally last 90 mins, with follow-ups typically being anywhere from 15-60 mins, as needed. 

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Heather is also available to give talks and professional presentations at community wellness centers, to groups of patients or specialized medical professionals seeking greater knowledge in any area of nutrition and disease.

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Customized Metabolic Medicine Goes Beyond Basic Nutrition Recommendations

 

Many of the basic nutrition recommendations we hear about came from research that looked at healthy populations only. But what does that tell us about what and how sick people need to eat in order to restore their health?  Often, chronic disease leaves our digestive systems broken and compromised, our elimination pathways weak and unable to metabolize "adequate" amounts of nutrients.

Many of us, when very sick, may even become intolerant of supplements meant to compensate for these deficiencies. With our bodies too compromised to handle what general "common sense" nutrition recommendations tell us we ought to be eating, we face frustration. This is where the nuanced insight of CMM comes in.

Highly compromised patients who have been struggling with a variety of illnesses - often for long periods of time - require specialized metabolic strategies that work to halt the downward spiral of disease and begin to reverse it from a whole-system perspective. This is a highly individualized approach and requires supervision by a qualified and experienced team of healthcare professionals who are well-versed in the convoluted paths of recovery these patients face.