Winter 2017: Volume 7, Number 2

Winter 2017

Table of Contents

  • Re-Envisioning The COE: Fresh Start with A Strong Foundation
  • Speed healing with an IR Sauna Treatment
  • Gut Health for the Holidays
  • Cinnamon Secret Spread

Re-Envisioning The COE: Fresh Start with A Strong Foundation

By Tegan Moore, ND

Dr. Tegan MooreMy name is Dr. Tegan Moore and I am beyond excited to lead the Center of Excellence in Generative Medicine into 2018. I’ve been lucky enough to be working with Dr. Peter D’Adamo here at the COE for years. Just recently, I was given the distinct honor of being promoted to the Director of Operations for this forward-thinking, cutting-edge clinic. I am excited about the fantastic opportunities that lie ahead! For those of you in our community of patients, whether I know you already or you are a friend I have yet to meet, I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you a little bit about what’s new and exciting at the COE.

Winter is a time to gather our resources and fortify ourselves against the harsh weather that is bound to come our way. Here at the COE we are not just gathering resources, but constantly improving them. We’ve put together a stellar team of physicians and practitioners, revamped our facility and expanded our service offerings; all to better serve you and your unique health needs.

One of the most compelling and powerful components of the naturopathic paradigm is the guiding principle of the whole. Each of us is seen not as a jigsaw puzzle of parts acting independently, but a fluid being where each aspect, be it organ function or thought pattern, is woven into a complex system that defines the entirety of who we are. When physicians are able to view their patients as a network of interconnected elements, they become a specialist in wholeness.

Here at the COE, this vision is being achieved by employing a unique and comprehensive menu of analytics including Opus 23™, a powerful software suite designed by Dr. D’Adamo to analyze your DNA and microbiome to get to the root of the most stubborn, hard to track conditions. We have also added specialists in women’s health, urology and cardiology as well as supportive services such as IV nutritional therapy. The new care team at the COE has also been developing extended care programs for those at a critical turning point in their health or who simply want to act preventively. Keep an eye out for updates on our social media over the next few months as we announce the rollout of these programs.

From all of us at the COE, we wish you a wonderful holiday season and healthy New Year!


Speed healing with an IR Sauna Treatment

By Robert Brody, ND

Dr. Robert Brody The winter months are a time for joy and quality moments with loved ones. However, winter months have their downsides too. They are the peak season for colds and flu infections. Seasonal changes can put extra pressure on our immune systems. The colder temperatures in particular use up much of our immune system’s energy just to maintain warmth.

It is a common myth that never getting sick means you have a great immune system. If we look at chronic illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, and chronic fatigue, we see that people with these conditions do not usually suffer from colds. It may seem counterintuitive, but suffering from the common cold or flu is actually a sign of a healthy immune system.

Nothing in this world can completely stop you from getting sick. But when fighting off a chronic medical condition, your body is distracted and will not mount a proper immune response to the common cold. When the body can’t fight a common illness, it still becomes infected but the symptoms are suppressed. This can cause a longer, chronic low-grade infection causing fatigue, malaise, sluggishness, and an overall loss of vitality. Most of the symptoms of a cold are the result of your body cleaning up the battlefield after fighting off the illness. Removing waste and restoring vitality are key components to my treatment philosophy of giving the body what it needs. So the stuffy nose, sore throat, cough, sinus congestion, headache, sneezing, and/or bone pain is actually a good thing. These symptoms are your body’s way of removing the dead cells and viral particles after the immune battle.

We do not want you to suffer needlessly or longer than should be expected; after all, no one likes being sick. So we are offering a free infrared sauna treatment when you book an in-person appointment between January and March. An infrared sauna uses infrared spectrum light waves to heat your body directly without warming the air around you. The reaction to the infrared heat results in profuse sweating, which helps speed up your body’s detoxification process of removing waste or toxins. The overall result is a speedier recovery from symptoms of infections like the flu and common colds.  If you combine these treatments with Genoma Security and Proberry Cap supplements, you are well on your way to building a healthier immune system.


Gut Health for the Holidays

By Jennifer Ayala

Jennifer AyalaAs a student of the Nutrition Masters program at UB, being able to work at the COE as a customer care specialist seems almost an indulgence at times. I have such a good time and learn so much as I facilitate all the doctor and patient interactions within the building.

One of the bits of knowledge I picked up recently happened while my daughter was under the care of the practitioners. Her Utopia gut analysis revealed that the balance of beneficial and detrimental bacteria in her digestive system would be enhanced if navy beans were a daily part of her diet. Since I was a foodie long before I became a nutritionist, my mind immediately started dreaming up all the recipes I could put navy beans into. But after several rounds of white bean chili, bean burgers, and hummus, both my children and myself grew tired of the ingredient. Soon after, while perusing the spreads section at my local grocery store, I saw some new products that took the beans my daughter benefitted from so much and made them sweet, not savory. I knew right away that so many new options could be made with this approach.

Enter Cinnamon Secret Spread. If hummus and frosting had a healthy baby, it would be this.

The beauty of it is that not only did it check the box for daily navy bean servings, when the rotation of typical bean dishes was no longer tolerated by my kids, but it’s yummy as well! Spread it on pancakes, muffins, waffles, cookies, fruit or just lick it off the spoon!

Since this discovery and others fortuitously coinciding with related studies from my school work, the cogs have been turning and Dr. Moore and I have been dreaming up more ways to combine common beneficial food themes from Opus 23’s Utopia outcomes with recipe ideas.

Want to know more about how you too can learn about your gut health and how to rebalance your microbiome? Our Utopia program, developed by Dr. D’Adamo, profiles your gut microbiome and analyzes its collective impact on your health. As part of the appointment, patients receive a detailed dietary and supplement protocol to positively impact the population of their gut microbiome.

Make an appointment online or call the front desk to make an appointment today!


Cinnamon Secret Spread

Ingredients:

  • 1 can navy beans, rinsed and drained
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp sweetener (Maple syrup, agave, or honey)
  • 1 tbsp melted cocoa butter*
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • pinch of salt

Directions & Tips

  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor; taste and tweak as necessary!

Love gingerbread? Use molasses as your sweetener and replace cinnamon with cinnamon and ginger.

*Not a must but adds a subtle luxuriousness