Metabolomics has an unprecedented track record in healing and preventing chronic disease, achieving optimal weight, and dramatically increasing overall energy levels. Out of 15,000+ patients studied, more than 80 percent experienced transformative results within a 6-month period, with a 99 percent accuracy on test results.
Unlike conventional approaches that look for universal cures for any chronic condition, metabolomics focuses on the uniqueness of an individual’s metabolism. Technically, metabolomics is the study of metabolites, small molecules produced by chemical reactions in our cells. Through new molecular scanning technology, it’s now possible to analyze the 5,000 different metabolites that are known to impact health, weight, energy, metabolism, and overall function of the human body. By determining the condition of each and their variance from what is normal, the analysis gives you deep insight into:
- lack of vitamins and other essential elements within the cells
- cellular function/malfunction
- toxic burden
- antioxidant status
- nervous system functioning
- condition of the intestinal flora
- mitochondrial function
- metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats
- existing predisposition to inflammation
- existence of acidosis or alkalosis
- essential fatty acid balance (like omega 3 and omega 6)
- insulin resistance and other vital indicators.
Some view the metabolomic approach as the ultimate in personalized medicine. Others see it as the missing link between conventional and alternative medical modalities. Any blockages, toxin accumulation, mitochondrial wear and tear, or nutritional deficiencies that show up as a marker in the final lab results are addressed both pharmacologically and nutraceutically.
“There are only two reasons for chronic disease,” says Dr. Dimitris Tsoukalas, founder of Metabolomic Medicine®. “One is lack of proper nutrients, the other is an accumulation of damage faster than the body’s ability to repair. We identify and address both by tracking your metabolites.”
Biological imbalances are then treated with special nutritional supplements, enzymes, amino acids, trace minerals, and vitamins. The patient also receives a personalized nutritional plan to replenish the deficiencies and restore biochemical imbalances at the cellular level.
“You cannot rebuild a biochemical balance by addressing just one deficiency,” says Tsoukalas, who likes to compare human biochemistry to a combustion engine. “You need fuel. A battery. A spark plug. A chain of functional parts for the car to move forward. If one step of the chain is off, the whole chain fails to function. The same goes for the human organism. We often have to rebuild entire pathways for the body to rebuild completely. Healing is not possible without addressing all the parts. It’s the whole or nothing.”
An examination of metabolites not only reveals your current health but also projects your future based on more than 15,000 case studies, data that is especially useful if you are taking the analysis for better preventative health.
Metabolomic Analysis is carried out in blood and urine samples and in collaboration with one of five top laboratories in the USA and Europe that exercise high technical standards. To carry out an exam, a lab must be certified by the European Research Network for Diagnosis ERNDIM . They are a scientific institution with the highest laboratory standards worldwide.
- Nutrient-poor foods.
- Environmental factors such as pollution, pesticides, and sharp decline in oxygen.
- Dehydration (studies show two out of three people are partially dehydrated).
- Stress (mental, biological, physical).
Our food supply is especially low in nutrients and high in calories.
“The sharp decline of our food’s content in nutrients is vital to life and health and is the greatest problem we face today,” says Tsoukalas. “Most of the food we consume today is ‘fake,’ as it does not provide the body with the basic components it needs to perform the chemical reactions that result in it being alive and healthy.”
The same applies to diabetes, the prevalence of which has increased 700 percent over the past 50 years and now affects one in 10 in developed countries. Research in diabetes-related issues by endocrinologist Ron Rosedale concluded the problem is basically not genetic, but linked to the radical change in lifestyle and diet that has taken place over the past half-century. An increasing amount of evidence has linked exposure to toxins with both obesity and diabetes.
Chronic digestive diseases follow a similar pattern with four out of 10 people suffering fromgut issues. A healthy gastrointestinal system is crucial. Any imbalance can affect our health negatively.
In the case of autoimmune conditions, the underlying problem is also the rapidly changing biochemistry, which results in diseased cells becoming “unidentifiable” to the immune system. Over 150 autoimmune conditions are fundamentally caused by the “body attacking itself,” a condition that is actually largely reversible by addressing precise energy blockades with the right nutritional and lifestyle protocol.
By addressing the deficiencies and overloads in a preventative manner, metabolomics can empower the body to heal itself, and prevent chronic disease that often take years, if not decades, to develop.
The other major advantage of a metabolomic panel is to attain more energy the way your body was naturally designed for, enhancing both body and brain to operate at peak levels.
Metabolomics addresses diseases such as:
- Thyroid problems (Hashimoto, hypo- or hyper-thyroidism)
- Gastrointestinal disorders (gastritis, gastroesophageal reflux, colitis)
- Ulcerative colitis
- Chron’s Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Metabolic syndrome
- Dermatological diseases (eczema, psoriasis)
- Permeable Bowel Syndrome
- Growth disorders
- Autism spectrum disorders
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Fertility disorders
- Respiratory problems (asthma, chronic bronchitis, pulmonary fibrosis)
- Chronic infections
- Osteoporosis, osteopenia
- Hormonal disorders
- Decreased libido
- Sleep disorders
- Gynecological disorders (dysmenorrhea, menopause, polycystic ovary syndrome)
The Metabolomics approach does not conflict with any combined pharmaceutical or homeopathic treatment. On the contrary it improves patient’ s response, compliance and outcome while reduces any side effects that could be part of pharmacological treatments.
Metabolomics addresses the cause of disease. We use highly advanced analysis at a molecular and genetic (DNA) level that address the exact cause of any health problem.
Patients that reach our clinic seek to identify the real cause of their health problem and learn what they can do to improve their health.
In Metabolomic Clinic we treat patients that belong mainly in the following categories:
Autoimmune Diseases: these are diseases where the body attacks and damages its own tissues and organs such as in ulcerative colitis, multiple sclerosis, thyroid diseases, rheumatoid arthritis and others.
Chronic Health Problems: these are health problems lasting more than three months such as diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, cancer, heart disease and more.
Prevention: addresses healthy individuals that want to maintain or improve their good health and longevity.
Metabolomic analyses can pinpoint and address the root causes for a number of individual chronic diseases such as:
Obesity and overweight
An analysis of over 15,000 patients shows that cells begin to weaken because of a cumulative deficit in our ability to produce and maintain energy, lack of nutrients, and an overload of toxins that affect our biochemical pathways and mitochondria. These breakdowns lead to chronic disease.
Metabolomic analyses are not similar to the routine tests usually performed since they measure small molecules at a cellular or genetic material level (DNA). They can trace hidden infections, nutritional deficiencies, metabolic imbalances, food allergies, environmental toxins, mold exposures, and also uncover underlying genetic predispositions that can be modified through diet, lifestyle, supplements or medications. Mostly of all, they uncover the real cause of any health problem. These are:
Metabolomics blood and urine tests: capture the exact state of health of the human body and can guide the treatment addressing the causal underlying problem. Metabolomic Analysis can identify data relating to the:
– lack of vitamins and other essential elements within the cells
– cellular function
– toxic burden
– antioxidant status of the organism
– functioning of the nervous system
– condition of the intestinal flora
– mitochondrial function
– metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates and fats
– existing predisposition to inflammation
– existence of acidosis or alkalosis
– essential fatty acid balance (like omega 3 and omega 6)
– insulin resistance and other vital indicators.
The treatment is formulated according to the deficiencies, dysfunctions and biochemical imbalances that have been traced through metabolomic and/or telomeres analysis. The treatment consists of the intake of special nutritional supplements, enzymes, aminoacids, trace minerals, vitamins and also a personalized nutritional plan in order to replenish the deficiencies and restore the biochemical balance in a cellular level. Pharmacological treatment maybe adapted based on the tests results. Follow up visits are be planned in 3 to 6 months based on doctor recommendations.