A Biomedical Plan is comprehensive regimen of dietary interventions, supplements and possibly medications that are used to address a particular medical problem/ symptom or set of symptoms. Biomedical Plans are appropriate for patients of all ages and should be the norm within Healthcare given the importance of good nutrition and the complex relationship between what we put in our bodies and how they respond, even on a molecular level. Ignoring one or more of the crucial elements of good health and disease management does means less than optimal care is being provided and is similar to putting a band-aid on a wound that needs stitches.
To create a comprehensive plan time is needed to ask detailed medical and lifestyle questions, review prior labs, order additional labs as needed and then create a customized program that is as simple and effective based on individual genetics and current medical knowledge as it relates to areas of concern. This is not a one size fits all type of intervention as there are subtle genetic variations that can affect response to treatment. The Autism Community has been using this approach for many years because it works and you can now see this approach in all fields of Conventional Medicine.
Prior to the visit we have patients or their parents fill out forms online and ask that they send us relevant lab testing ahead of time. There are several outside lab tests that are very helpful and if those can be done ahead of time that is very helpful and speeds the process significantly. Those labs are listed at the bottom of this page. I look forward to working with you and/or your child as we work to create the most effective and effecient medical intervention.
23andMe- Home based genetic testing done from saliva sample. Kits are purchased online, sent to your home and then the kit is mailed back. Results are received within 3 weeks and then that information needs to be uploaded into another site called Nutrahacker.
American Gut Project- This is also a kit that is purchased online but requires stool sample to be collected and sent back. Within several weeks detailed information about microbial diversity and risks factors for different medical disorders is returned. Several studies are ongoing which may make this test free for you or your child.