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Hi I'm Dr. Steven Salyers DC CNS DACBN MS, and I'm double board certified in clinical nutrition through the Clinical Board of Nutritional Specialists and American Clinical Board of Nutrition. I am a candidate for certification in Functional Medicine (CFMP) and a certified life coach. I have completed certification programs in metabolic syndrome or insulin resistance, which presents before the onset of the diagnosis of type two diabetes, and weight loss through Harvard Medical School. As a functional medicine practitioner I see health and disease differently from most health care practitioners. Unlike the pharmaceutical approach to disease care, I see my patients as individuals with a compromised ability to self heal; therefore optimizing basic self-healing potential is the best solution for regaining lost health and reversing conditions like type two diabetes. Kern County has the greatest percentage of diabetes related deaths per capita of all the fifty-eight counties of California. The American Diabetes Association considers type two diabetes to be a progressive chronic disease, however with our proven functional medicine protocols we see type two diabetes reversed. If you have type two diabetes or know someone who does, I invite you to ask for my free REVERSING DIABETES REPORT. Call or text my cell at (661) 564-1861 or contact my personal email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or better yet, call my office and schedule for our next free DIABETES REVERSAL WORKSHOP (one hour class).
Current medical standards of practice are heavily influenced by the pharmacological industry, which is evidenced by the F grade that Harvard Medical School received from the American Association of Medical Students regarding pharmaceutical influence in its education process (1). I know a few very health conscious dietitians, and I'm certainly impressed with their ability to make hospital food nutritious, however the American Dietetic Association is so influenced by the convenience food industry, Coke, and Pepsi that they have lost their ability to be objective about the benefits of nutritional supplementation when needed (2) and recommendations for healthy food choices. The general public as well as those in power in the media would generally rather promote for these industries than communicate proven truth to their audiences.
I don't believe for a moment that most of the nutritional advise out there is credible. Even the best multi-level marketing companies over promise benefits for their products. Infomercials abound promising that they have found the fountain of youth and key to ultimate health and longevity. The simple truth is, there is no one size fits all product or plan out there that will be right for everyone.
I prefer to use blood test to find nutritional deficiencies. What I have found is that most people I test are deficient in Vitamin D and Omega 3 Fatty Acids. This deficiency leads to inability of the body to quench excessive inflammation in the body. This inflammation results in pain, soreness, obesity, loss of energy, and lowered immunity. Inflammation is a common denominator causative factor in disease processes like arthritis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and pre-diabetes, cancer, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and autoimmune diseases. Basically these fatty acids and vitamin D are important for heart function and anything that is good for heart function is as a rule good for brain health. The most common mineral deficiency I find is zinc. Zinc is critical for immune function, energy and is needed for 70 different necessary enzyme functions in the body. And yes you can detrimentally affect your health with inappropriate vitamin and mineral use.
Our bodies are being challenged by the ubiquitous exposure to a multitude of toxins and sometimes heavy metal exposures. A simple test will often find the answer to chronic poor health. Sometimes our health problems are related to the very foods we eat. A blood test to look for hidden delayed food sensitivities can bring understanding to many chronic health complaints. My approach is to have my patients fill out questionnaires that help me to identify possible need of specific blood tests. Nutritional strategies are then developed that help restore the body's own healing potential. The World Health Organization rates the United States as the 37th healthiest nation even though we far out spend any other nation on pharmaceuticals. If the pharmaceutical approach to health is not a good fit for you, please consider looking into what modern laboratory analysis can do to help lead you to achieving optimal wellness. By the way, I receive no financial gain from labs when I refer out for their blood tests.
Blessing and health to you,
Steve Salyers DC CNS DACBN MS
CELL call or test (661) 564-1861