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At Optimal Health Physicians (OHP), Dr. Sue Williams, ND is our Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. She works closely with our Medical Doctors to identify and treat the underlying root cause of diseases and health conditions with a focus on using herbal medicine, therapeutic doses of vitamins, IV Therapy, Detoxification, Nutrition & Lifestyle. Dr. Sue's approach is to support the body's own healing abilities and strengthen a patient's immune system, while a patient may be undergoing antibiotic or other medical treatment for chronic and often debillitating health conditions. Additionally, Dr. Sue empowers her patients to make lifestyle changes necessary for optimal health, with an emphasis is on preventing disease and educating patients.
A visit to Dr. Sue will be similar to a visit to one of our medical doctors. Your first visit will typically take about an hour and a half, wherein the doctor will take a very thorough history, asking about your diet, lifestyle, stress, and environmental exposures. Next, she will do a physical examination, which may require laboratory tests.
YOUR INITIAL CONSULTATION
Welcome. The initial consultation creates a soft, encouraging backdrop for our comprehensive health assessment. We start with a relaxed interview session on the story of your current health concerns, a standard review of personal medical history, function of organ systems, current lifestyle routines and dietary habits. As well, we may require basic physical examinations, in-office diagnostic procedures, a detailed family history, and a list of current medications, supplements, herbs or anything else. Lastly, we will help clearly define one’s personal health goals at the time for the future. Following this primary consultation, we carefully review and research each case in order to develop a refined personalized Health Recommendation Plan and Protocol before your follow-up consultation.
INITIAL FOLLOW-UP CONSULTATION
During your initial follow up consultation we explore various options for naturopathic medicine specifically tailored to you through our Health Recommendation Plan and Protocol. We carefully ensure that by the time you leave you’re an expert on this custom plan and that you feel inspired to begin. We always leave plenty of time for questions. The plan may also recommend additional therapies such as acupuncture, hypnosis, movement classes, and personal coaching. Together, we decide which best fit into your current lifestyle. It’s important for us at Optimal Health Physicians that you feel empowered to make decisions about your health and healing process. In synergistic discussions we discover together what next steps to take towards your increased wellness.
ONGOING FOLLOW UP CONSULTATIONS
Follow-up consultations are carefully scheduled to continue the ongoing conversation about your health. These are used to monitor your progress, continue to educate, and, if necessary, refine and expand the current plan of your care. As you regain a sense of vitality our consultations will focus on health maintenance through the development of a personalized prevention plan that continues to fund your life goals as defined from the beginning. The frequency of your consultations will depend on the pace of your progress, the type of therapy you chose and the amount of support you need to implement your plan of care.
At Optimal Health Physicians, we will design a naturopathic treatment program that works for you. In many cases, insurance covers portions of the treatment. Allow us to support you to achieve optimal health.
MTHFR (MethyleneTetraHydroFolate Reductase) is an enzyme in the methylation cycle that converts 5,10MTHF to 5-MTHF Methylene-tetrahydrofolate reductase; basically, the conversion of inactive vitamin B9 to active vitamin B9. The MTHFR enzyme is vital for many biochemical processes in the body and is a major player in the methylation cycle. When a genetic problem is present, it can interfere with your body’s ability to break down folates and folic acid into methylfolate, leading to a decrease in methylfolate production, methyl B12 production, and SAMe (S-Adenosyl Methionine). Deficiencies in active folate (methylfolate) can cause many neurological and metabolic health conditions.
A combination of genetic weaknesses, hormone imbalances, environmental toxicities, infections, poor nutrition and other factors can lead to many physical and emotional conditions. With the advancements in the field of epigenetics we are able to better understand the various enzymes that regulate gene activity and support them nutritionally.
Whether an individual is positive or not for the MTHFR gene variant C677T or A1298C, we can look at other genetic variants or SNP’s(snips), to support the Methylation Pathway Cycles which include the Urea Cycle, Neurotransmitter Cycle, Folate Cycle, Methylation Cycle, and Transulfuration Cycle.. As we learn more about our genetic expression we are able to focus on specific individual nutrients and foods to prompt healthy gene performance. Targeting specific genetic variants and nutritionally supporting them opens up options to prevent heart disease, Alzheimer’s, M.S., cancers, GERD, COPD, and autoimmune diseases to name a few conditions.
Have 23andMe ancestry data? We can use the raw data to guide your healthcare, creating an individualized program based on your genetics and health history.
Improve your energy; Strengthen your immune system; Support your liver, gallbladder, kidneys, lungs and heart by removing toxins; Reduce inflammation, joint pain and rashes.
Signs you may need to detox
- There are many indicators that you need to detoxify. Intolerances to foods, constipation, nausea, hemorrhoids, bloating, low energy, headaches, irritability, acne, rashes, PMS, high cholesterol or triglycerides, diabetes or insulin resistance can all benefit from detoxification. Autoimmune disease and chronic illnesses all can be helped with detoxification.
Support your Brain
- Toxins and free radicals can accumulate in the body and affect brain function. Signs you may need to detox are insomnia, chronic fatigue, brain fog or trouble concentrating. Once you work through this process, these issues will gradually disappear, improving your immune system with increased rest.
A great 6 day jumpstart to a new Lifestyle
- As you progress through the body detox, you will begin to feel better physically and mentally. Committing to 30 days of renewed eating habits can spur your desire to quit smoking along with managing stress through meditation and exercise. Book your New Lifestyle appointment today. Lifestyle detoxification package includes:
A recent study showed the effects of meditation, performed seated in a typical office workspace, on physiological and psychological markers of stress. According to the findings, meditation significantly reduced perceived stress, and this effect was maintained postintervention, reduced heart rate, reduced Systolic and diastolic blood pressure. In conclusion, meditation performed in the office can acutely improve several physiological and psychological markers of stress.
We consider our patients to be participants in their health care, so you may be asked to make lifestyle changes, such as changing your sleeping, eating, and exercise habits.
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