Good medical care is based on treatment of the whole body. Our primary goal is to help you obtain and maintain your optimum health. This goal can be accomplished with a commitment to prevention and wellness that works in concert with standard medical and surgical intervention when necessary. In this spirit, we have focused on keeping up-to-date on the latest advances in early detection, promoting regular check-ups and physicals, and educating our patients on the benefits of a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Through the progression of technology and research huge advances have been made in understanding, treating and preventing many diseases and illnesses. One of the most remarkable areas of advancement is in understanding the correlation between nutritional supplementation and disease prevention. There is overwhelming data as to the benefits of Herbs, Vitamins, Antioxidants, and Minerals. There are numerous studies from Harvard, and various medical journals about their tremendous benefit and role in prevention. However, because of the lack of regulation, product mislabeling, and poor quality control in the Nutritional Supplement Industry, physicians have not recommended or promoted Nutritional Supplements. Pharmaceutical grade nutraceuticals (herbs, vitamins, antioxidants, and mineral formulations that have undergone rigorous quality assurance tests to ensure potency, safety, and consistency) are available.
Peachtree ENT Center has taken this one step further. We also offer the means to test the individual to determine what is going on biochemically. This allows us to tailor a protocol of enzyme and nutraceutical therapy for the individual to bring the patient back into balance.
History of Biological Terrain
The concept of Biological Terrain is originally credited to the world famous physiologist, Claude Bernard. Professor Bernard argued that is not the microbe that determines cellular health, but instead the environment that the cell lives in that dictates function and integrity. Louis Claude Vincent, established in 1950, that the key to understanding the health of the body was to be found by monitoring the building blocks of life found within the bodily fluid, hence, Biological Terrain. Instrumentation was developed in France and Germany between 1930 and 1950 to begin to test the parameters of Biological Terrain. Not until today, however, has technology been able to accurately test the Biological Terrain in a user friendly and repeatable manner.
QFA-3500: The Test
The FDA approved QFA-3500 (Quantitative Fluid Analyzer) device, can measure and report vital physiological values in a less than 10 minutes. The nine (9) measured values reflect the patient’s Biological Terrain. Fluids tested are: first morning urine, blood, and saliva samples taken after a 12-14 hour fast. Measurements taken are pH, oxidation-reduction potential (a measure of oxidative stress), and resistivity. A one page color printed report is produced as a result of each test which shows the values of the nine criteria against optimum values. The test (at a minimum) indicates physiological function that requires supportive therapy, measures the effectiveness of therapies and levels of patient compliance, and acts as an annual baseline for patient records. It also serves to aid the physician in determining the need for additional laboratory testing. The QFA-3500 provides the information objectively and scientifically. Therapies can include, but are not limited to, nutritional supplementation, exercise and diet changes. Progress can be measured by follow up testing. Often the QFA can alert the physician to medical problems before they become apparent on conventional tests.
Dating back to the ancient Egyptians, numerous books have been written on the subject of Biochemical-Individualistic Profiling (BIP) often called and also known as body typing. The study, or science of body typing is not new. One of the major reasons any body type suffers weaknesses and becomes out of balance is due to enzyme deficiencies. These are inherited, and compounded through poor eating habits and stress on the system.
No matter which bio-chemical category you may find yourself in, the one thing we all have in common is that we must be able to digest, utilize and assimilate what we eat. Enzymes are integral to these processes. The body’s inability to not perform these very important steps, will lead to many biochemical imbalances and over time to disease.
Using Body typing and information obtained about the biological terrain an individualized diet can be made to promote wellness and prevent disease.