Empowering Patients by Fueling the Citric Acid Cycle
September 7, 2021 at 12:38 PM / by Dr. Chris Meletis, ND
We all know that one person or patient who just can't get enough restorative rest or recover from what is keeping them down. More and more frequently, these individuals are growing sick and tired of feeling sick and tired and are seeking alternative solutions to get them back up to par. One solution is to fuel the citric acid cycle.
By utilizing the data presented from an Organic Acids Profile (OAP) you can derive critical insights into the function of the Citric Acid Cycle (Kreb's cycle) including specific nutrients (ISN) to support optimal cellular function and how current diets are fueling health goals progress.
Personalized Dietary Insights
"Let food be thy medicine" – Hippocrates.
With every meal, we consume we are potentially providing the fuel to make our bodies strong and energized. That is assuming that the consumed foods are the right kind of medicine. If a healthy diet of natural, unprocessed foods is being eaten, it is often assumed that the food will be excellent fuel for the body. However, this isn't always the case as there can be food sensitivities, or the foods may not properly fuel mitochondrial function.
The Citric Acid Cycle portion of the Organic Acids profile provides valuable insights into how your body metabolizes and utilizes proteins, carbohydrates, and fats for cellular energy. By identifying how each individual is processing foods, a personalized diet plan can be created to better fuel cellular function throughout the body. Dr. Andrea Gruszecki takes a deep dive into the specifics around diet and supplementation in this 9-minute webinar clip.
Understanding how one's body operates can be one of the most empowering steps for patients to improve their wellness outcomes. The results from an Organic Acids Profile can explain why previous efforts were not met with success or why the keto diet that worked for all of their friends didn't bring results for them. Individualized insights can provide a perspective that is empowering for patients as they move towards the provided recommendations. Patients can see proof as to why a diet and supplement protocol has been created for them and specifically how it will aid them in achieving their goals.
OAP testing provides results that empower patients with individualized insights and perspectives on why one diet does not work for everyone. The results guide us as to strategic supplementation protocol for our patients' success and achieving their goals.
Simplify Tough Cases
When presented with a patient who is eating a healthy diet and is fully engaged in their pursuit of wellness, it can be frustrating for both the patient and the provider are not yielding commensurate results. Utilizing the Organic Acids Profile with the Environmental Pollutant Panel, I can capture a view of even my most challenging patients' biochemical strengths and vulnerabilities. Routinely, I discover several under-fueled biochemical pathways. These pathways often respond well, repleting the unique nutrients needed to help vitalize and regain enhanced mitochondrial energy production.
Knowing which supplements and nutrient-dense foods to add to the patient's diet becomes simple with the Organic Acids Interpretive guide. Helping even the most challenging and confusing cases start to see results.
Here is a brief list of conditions to target with OAP testing in clinical practice:
- Adrenal Dysfunction
- Thyroid Autoimmunity/Euthyroid
- Gonadal Function
- Immune Competence
- GI Conditions
- Cognitive Performance
- Skin Health
With a simple dried urine sample and the use of the Organic Acid Profile and Environmental Pollutant Interpretation Guide, it has never been simpler to obtain data to helps us customize dietary and supplement recommendations placing even the most challenging patient on a path to impactful wellness results.
To ensure providers become comfortable interpreting and working with the Organic Acids Profile, US BioTek Laboratories extends access to provider-to-provider consults that allow you to review your patients' results to help identify and remove biochemical and nutritional impediments.
Join us on September 23nd, 2021 for a webinar as we provide insights that can help individuals transform their overall health by decreasing inflammation and improving their nutritional status. We will cover the ABCs of health screening including:
- An overview of allergies and sensitivities and how they affect one’s health
- COVID-19 and the importance of immune status and infection resilience
- Gluten sensitivity and Celiac Disease
- The importance of mitochondrial health and how it influences pathogen resilience
- The impact of toxic exposures and what to do
- The significance of Vitamin D Status
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