Tired of not knowing if your nutritional supplements are right for you? Feel out of balance and want to know what is off and how to correct it nutritionally?
Welcome to Wellness
Here at the Karlfeldt Center near Boise, in Meridian, we’re passionate about helping you take your health into your own hands. Wellness is far more than an occasional visit to the doctor. In fact, well-being is truly built through every aspect of your lifestyle. You should never wait until you “feel” sick before taking action to become well.
Good nutrition is vital to support proper cellular health, tissue repair, and all functions of the body. Constructing a foundation of health that will last a lifetime requires a deep commitment to quality building materials. These building materials are found in the foods we consume and the supplements we take.
With so many options available, getting the right supplements for YOU can be a big challenge.
This is where our 12 Step Optimal Wellness Program comes in. During the course of this program, you’ll meet with one of our Nutrition Therapy Practitioners (NTP) weekly for 6 weeks and biweekly for an additional 6 visits.
You will receive dietary guidance, in-depth evaluation, and testing using the highly sensitive applied kinesiology technique called Autonomic Response Testing (ART).
Dr. Michael Karlfeldt explains the program in this video:
Throughout the program, we will evaluate your entire endocrine system, along with all organ systems, for any sub-optimal functioning. Next, we do extensive testing to discover which natural and nutritional substances will most efficiently start the repair of those systems. In addition, you will also be tested for all major food sensitivities, including dairy, corn, eggs, and soy.
We will take a closer look at:
- Digestive Disturbances – Stomach, bile production, pancreas, small intestines, colon
Nutritional digestion and absorption is the foundation to health. Poor dietary habits, a faulty life style, use of medications, and environmental challenges can stress our digestive system leading to nutritional deficiencies, inflammatory conditions, immune system suppression, pathogen proliferation and hormonal imbalances. Promoting a healthy digestive system establishes the soil where health can proliferate.
- Detox Pathways – Liver, gallbladder, bile-ducts, colon, kidneys, lymph, lungs.
We are exposed to external toxins every day, including pollutants, pesticides, and chemicals. Internally our bodies produce waste byproducts as a result of normal metabolic function. Although your body is designed to rid itself of these toxins naturally, it can become overburdened. Strengthening your detox pathways offers your body additional support to expel toxins naturally – an important step to maintaining your health and vitality.
- Nutritional Deficiencies – Minerals, vitamins, amino acids, fatty acids, etc.
We need nutrition to support proper cellular health, tissue repair, and all activities of the body. If you built your dream house, you’d first build a strong foundation and then assemble the finest materials available to complete your project. Constructing a foundation of health that will last a lifetime requires the same commitment to quality building materials. Cells are the “building blocks” that make up a body, and each of the human body’s about 73 trillion highly specialized cells require clean air, pure water, and essential nutrients — carbohydrates, lipids and sterols, proteins, vitamins and related food factors (such as phytonutrients), minerals, and enzymes. Good whole foods and high quality wholefood supplements provide the nutritional diversity and density that lay the foundation for good health.
- Immune System Dysfunctions – T Cells, B Cells, Immunoglobulins, Prostaglandins, etc.
The human body has an intricate web of defense mechanisms that allows it to recognize, eliminate or neutralize potentially harmful foreign invaders such as viruses, bacteria, fungi and other organisms. The best preventative measure to maintain a healthy immune system is to pay special attention to nutrition. Autoimmune diseases arise from an inappropriate immune response of the body against substances and tissues normally present in the body. In other words, the immune system mistakes some part of the body as a pathogen and attacks its own cells.
- Hormonal Deficiencies – Hypothalamus, Pituitary, Thyroid, Heart, Adrenals, Ovaries/Testes, etc.
The endocrine system influences almost every cell, organ, and function of our bodies. The endocrine system is instrumental in regulating mood, growth and development, tissue function, metabolism, and sexual function along with the reproductive process. Maintaining homeostasis is one of the most important functions of the endocrine system. Hypo-function and hyper-function of the glands of the endocrine system are the main causes of diseases of the endocrine system. For example, underproduction and over production of thyroid hormones leads to thyroid problems like hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.
- Neurotransmitter Imbalances – Serotonin, Dopamine, Gaba, Acetylcholine, Glycine, etc.
Neurotransmitters define our moods, actions, and health. The importance of neurotransmitters transcends their role in the brain. Organs throughout the body are connected to the brain via a vast network of neurons. The brain uses neurotransmitters to tell the heart to beat, the lungs to breathe, and the intestines to digest. This is known as the autonomic nervous system. Nowhere in nature does there exist another class of molecules with such importance and biological influence as the neurotransmitters.
Some of the most significant clinical issues linked to neurotransmitter imbalances are:
- Appetite control
- Attention issues
- Developmental delays
- Behavioral problems
- Mood swings
- Low libido
- Women’s issues
- Sleep disorders
- Weight issues
- And many more
Schedule an appointment today to fine tune your body to achieve optimum health. Why wait until you feel sick when you can take preventative action today?