Integrative Medicine

imedicineIntegrative medicine is a term that can be used interchangeably with Functional medicine and Anti-aging medicine. Integrative medicine is a wellness-oriented model of advanced clinical preventive medicine which addresses the underlying causes of disease, engaging both patient and doctor in a therapeutic partnership.

By contrast, conventional medicine typically addresses diseases and symptoms. Conventional medical treatments usually revolve around prescription medications and the management of side effects they cause. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, Integrative medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.

At Biscayne Wellness Center, our doctor spends time with his patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. Our goal here is not to merely prolong the total years of an individual’s life, but to ensure that those years are enjoyed in a productive and vital fashion.

Whether you are already suffering from a chronic condition or just want to maintain the highest level of peak performance, we can help. Below is a list of conditions that can be addressed with Integrative medicine.

Intestinal Health

  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Acid Reflux
  • Gas and Bloating
  • Diarrhea or Constipation

Cardiometabolic Issues

  • High Cholesterol
  • High Blood Pressure
  • History of Cardiac Disease
  • Bleeding Disorder

Brain & Nervous System

  • Memory loss
  • Autism/ADD/ADHD
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Headaches/Migraines

Skin, Hair and Nails

  • Dry skin
  • Acne
  • Rashes
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Wrinkling/Skin Laxity
  • Thinning Hair and/or Hair loss
  • Weak Nails or Nail Fungus

Hormone Replacement Therapy

  • Men and Women Over 40
  • Women with Irregular Periods, or Fibroids

Autoimmune Disease

  • Celiac/Crohn’s Disease
  • Lupus
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

IV Nutritional Therapies

  • Pre and Post-surgery
  • Vitamin Deficiencies
  • Fatigue
  • Cancer
  • Athletes/Sports

Food Intolerances

  • Gluten sensitive
  • Chronic allergies
  • Celiac/Crohn’s Disease
  • Skin Issues
  • Autoimmune Disease

Adrenal Dysfunction, Chronic Fatigue, Sleep Disorder

  • Under high stress
  • Decreased energy
  • Poor sleep patterns
  • Fibromyalgia

Weight Loss and Management

We want to help you get healthy. Call 305-572-1600 to schedule your appointment. Your first step to a healthier and more vibrant life is just a phone call away. Sign up for our Transformational/Regenerative Program and receive three free bonuses.

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The Benefits of the Transformational/Regenerative Program:

  1. To Increase Energy- Who doesn’t need a boost of energy? Everyone can use some; not to mention those of us who see their energy decrease day by day. The treatment is simple if you know the cause; a lot of it is related to lack of good sleep, hormones imbalances, and buildup of free radicals. Removing toxins and regulating your hormones will allow the body to sync itself back to its natural, healthy state.Fact:  Caffeine for energy is bad because…once you hit 3 cups a day you start losing bone. You are actually masking the cause artificially and not treating it.
  2. Sleep Better- Most people don’t sleep well because of stress. Who isn’t stressed nowadays? Proper sleep habits, Lack of sleep can also come from overtraining.
    Fact: A majority of American adults (63%) do not get the recommended eight hours of sleep needed for good health, safety, and optimum performance. In fact, nearly one-third (31%) report sleeping less than seven hours each week night, though many adults say they try to sleep more on weekends
  3. Reduce Fat- Most diets don’t work because they are DIETS (people think of them as diets) , but if you follow a healthy plan developed by a physician that teaches you to make smart choices while enjoying good food, then this is a win-win situation. You would be working towards your goals while enjoying food and doing your body a favor by stopping all the bad choices out there.
    Fact: 95% of diets fail and most will regain their lost weight in 1-5 years. Source: Statistics on Weight Discrimination: A Waste of Talent, the Council on Size and Weight Discrimination, Retrieved July 18, 2011

The 3 top reasons why people don’t feel healthy:

  1. Stress/Anxiety- Stress is everywhere. For example, you are stressed if you don’t get a good night of sleep; stressed if u catch a cold; stressed from work, stressed if you work out too much, and the list goes on.
  2. Bad information- This, in my opinion, is honestly the worst thing people get hurt from. Together with being given or picking up bad supplements, bad does not only mean not necessarily what your body needs but bad as in not getting the real supplements since supplements and vitamins aren’t fully regulated.
  3. Poor eating habits- Unfortunately we are surrounded by too many bad choices. Fast foods and prepackaged goods have become our staple.

Physical barriers keeping people from feeling healthy:

  1. Inflammation- This is a protective mechanism our bodies have developed to prevent us from further injury. However, chronic, uncontrolled inflammation wreaks havoc on our bodies and causes us to age more rapidly. Reducing the body’s inflammation is one of the primary goals of the program.
  2. Toxic overload- This is a general term which includes more than just environmental toxins. Toxins build up in our body from stress, the foods we eat, the household products we use, and much more. These toxins build up slowly in our body until we become overburdened and symptoms begin to arise.
  3. Processed foods- These foods often contain chemicals and unnatural compounds that are impossible for our bodies to digest properly. Additionally, these foods are loaded with sodium. Even people who don’t have high blood pressure can benefit a lot from limiting sodium in their diet.
  4. Poor digestion- Many people can develop a hypersensitivity to certain foods and not be aware of it. These sensitivities could present as gas, bloating, heartburn, or indigestion and may present themselves one or two days after the offending food. Identifying and eliminating food sensitivities will help aid better digestion.

The Transformational/Regenerative Program will help overcome all these barriers.

Your Program Includes:

  1. One to two hour initial consultation with Dr. Childress to thoroughly evaluate all the body systems, past and present health concerns.
  2. Comprehensive blood analysis along with additional testing to evaluate your specific condition
  3. 24 hour access by email to doctor for any questions or problems

Plus you get 3 Free Bonuses:

  1. Free body fat composition analysis- helps evaluate fat and muscle distribution in body so we can customize treatments to reduce fat and gain muscle mass.
  2. Free digital skin care evaluation- uses polarized lighting and high resolution imagery to show sun damage, brown spots, red areas and every wrinkle in startling clarity.
  3. Free health coach consultation- find out how a licensed health practitioner can help you balance out the areas in your life you would like to work on.