The human heart is an amazing organ that requires monumental quantities of ATP. It pumps on average 103,680 times a day, with a sustained pulse of 72 beats per minute throughout 24-hours. The heart is perfusing the trillions of cells that comprise the human frame via approximately 60,000 miles of blood vessels. Without continuous energy production, it is estimated that the cardiac muscles will run out of ATP in 2 to 10 seconds.
Harnessing the data from an organic acid profile (OAP), a simple urine test, can offer significant clinical insights for those seeking to gain perspective into cardiac energy metabolism, including fatty acids, glucose, lactate, ketones (β-hydroxybutyrate), pyruvate, and amino acid utilization.
As clinicians, we 'can't forget the contribution of food sensitivity and allergies relative to cardiac risk is paramount from a mental health impact and the role of shifts in the complement pathway and innate immunity on pro-inflammatory status.
Attendees will gain important insights into Organic Acid Profile and food sensitivity testing in the pursuit of a healthy and happy heart.
All attendees will leave with clinical pearls rarely discussed, even in functional medicine.
Dr. Chris Meletis, ND
Dr. Chris Meletis is an educator, international author, and lecturer. His personal mission is “Changing America’s Health One Person at a Time.” Dr. Meletis has authored 17 books and over 200 national scientific articles in journals including Natural Health, Alternative and Complementary Therapies, Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, Life Extension, and Natural Pharmacy.
Dr. Meletis served as Dean of Naturopathic Medicine and Chief Medical Officer for 7 years for the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (now the National University of Natural Medicine). He was awarded the 2003 Physician of the Year by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. He has a deep passion for helping the underprivileged and spearheaded the creation of 16 free natural medicine healthcare clinics in the Portland metropolitan area of Oregon.
Dr. Meletis serves as a consultant to US BioTek on the clinical application of its laboratory tests. The views expressed are his own.