Orthomolecular Nutrition & Wellness Center uses ALCAT laboratories for our food sensitivity or intolerance testing. This is different than testing for food allergies. Food allergy is an IgE immune system response that is typically characterized by hives, shortness of breath, upset stomach and in some cases anaphylaxis. The most common food allergies are to nuts, shellfish, wheat and dairy. According to the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, only about 4% of the United States population has a food allergy. The ALCAT Test does not detect Food Allergy. Food intolerance, on the other hand, is much more common than food allergies and is characterized by digestive disorders, migraines, obesity, chronic fatigue, aching joints, skin disorders and behavioral issues. It has been stated that upwards of 70-80% of the US population has food intolerance. Unfortunately for many, those food intolerance symptoms are often identified as individual problems and treated as such, thus treating the symptoms and not the cause. The ROBOCat II instrument, the basis of The ALCAT Test, is an automated liquid handling system designed to measure white blood cells using the electronic principle of particle counting and sizing (measuring changes in electrical resistance produced by a blood cell suspended in a conductive liquid traversing a small aperture). This method is also referred to as the “Coulter” method, which is used in routine hematological evaluations. It has demonstrated a high degree of correlation with clinical manifestations as confirmed through a rigorous double blind trial. Drs. Peter Fell and Jonathon Brostoff reported an 83.4% correlation with ALCAT test results and double blind oral challenges with foods.1
To learn more about ALCAT testing and other diagnostic tests that will allow you to understand and treat the root cause of your symptoms, please contact Orthomolecular Nutrition & Wellness Center today at 727-518-9808 to schedule an appointment.
For over ten years, Orthomolecular Nutrition & Wellness Center has been using highdose "vitamin C drips” and a modified Myer’s Cocktail in its cancer support protocols. The initial impetus was from Linus Pauling, who, together with Ewan Cameron, pioneered the use of high-dose C in cancer in the 1960's.
Now, there's new interest in this modality for fighting & supporting cancer patients based on new, exciting research underway at the National Institutes of Health.
May I take oral vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and get the same results?
Oral ascorbic acid is a vitamin whose absorption and uptake is tightly controlled and is an antioxidant. Intravenous administration of vitamin C attains plasma and tissue level concentrations many times above oral dosing. The high level of vitamin C allows the development of hydrogen peroxide in the tissues, (which means it is working as a prooxidant not an antioxidant like the oral form).
Hydrogen peroxide is the agent that is claimed to be responsible for targeting cancer cell death, while leaving normal cells unharmed. Research currently underway has shown that high concentrations of vitamin C can stop the growth, or even kill a wide range of cancer cells and supports the immune system. Only intravenous administration of vitamin C can deliver the high doses found to be effective against cancer and supporting the immune system.
Is the protocol safe and is there a chemotherapy with which it should not be used?
There are no contraindications to giving intravenous vitamin C with any chemotherapy, if the protocol is followed.
Is high dose Vitamin C given intravenously safe?
IV vitamin C, when administered by a trained, experienced IV technician, is safe and well-tolerated, even at doses as high as 100,000 mg (100 grams) per day. Proper blood tests should be done to assure that it is well-tolerated, and the patient must be monitored. Doses should be gradually adjusted upward.
Can I have a Vitamin C IV while getting radiation or Chemo?
We always suggest getting approval from your Oncologist and we will gladly answer any questions or provide studies to your Oncologist. Vitamin C can be safely administered even while patients are undergoing chemo and radiation; in fact, the FDA-approved trial at Kansas University Medical Center explicitly permits the co-administration of vitamin C with conventional treatments.
My oncologist or radiologist is concerned that the intravenous vitamin C will reduce the effectiveness of my chemotherapy or radiology treatments. Is this true?
No. That’s a medical myth. At this time it does not appear that concurrently used intravenous vitamin C reduces the effectiveness of chemotherapy or radiation. In addition, intravenous vitamin C is not an antioxidant; it is a pro-oxidant and, therefore, seems to augment the effectiveness of chemotherapy or radiation.
Intravenous vitamin C remains one of the key modalities employed by Orthomolecular Nutrition and Wellness Center in support of recovery from cancer, and it is hoped that additional research, now underway, will further document its benefits. To schedule an appointment or to speak with a practitioner about our IV protocols please call 727-518-9808.
Platelet Rich Plasma "Vampire" Facial with Micro Needle Dermal Therapy
Our trained specialists at Orthomolecular Nutrition & Wellness take aim at aesthetic imperfections with an all natural anti aging treatment that includes a professional double cleanse, peptide illuminating exfoliation, hylauronic acid booster, facial massage, detox firming peel, micro needle dermal therapy & Platelet Rich Plasma "Vampire" Facial topically, and a Growth Factor Rich Derma T- Tropin after treatment rejuvenation cream.
Our trained medical aesthetician uses a microneedling skin pen over your skin; the micro needles inside the pen cartridge gently penetrate the upper surface of your skin. As a result, small punctures are created on the skin surface. These wounds then trigger the brain to start the formation of collagen and elastin, the two major proteins that determine the health, smoothness and age of the skin. The collagen and elastin then help the healing process of the wounds. Consequently, you get new soft and young skin. Then we apply the platelet rich plasma and spread it across the face to accelerate the healing process and to help rejuvenate the skin.
A platelet-rich plasma treatment is a procedure that maximizes the body’s own healing powers. The human body has a natural ability to heal itself. The body's first response to soft tissue regeneration is to deliver platelet cells. Packed with growth and healing factors, platelets initiate the repair process and attract the critical assistance of stem cells. Using this natural mechanism, PRP intensifies the body's efforts by delivering a higher concentration of platelets.
To create PRP, a small sample of the patient's blood is drawn (similar to a lab test sample), transferred to a unique container and then placed in a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins the blood at high speeds, separating the platelets from the other components. The concentrated platelet rich plasma is then applied topically to jump start and significantly strengthen the body's natural healing ability.
This non-surgical treatment helps clients maintain a natural look while looking rejuvenated and more youthful; it can be applied to the face, hands, neck, or décolletage.
And if you get the Ultimate Transformation treatment we also include an intravenous nutrient therapy that includes high doses of vitamin C which helps to build up your collagen, B vitamins, calcium, magnesium, minerals and a blend of amino acids so you are rejuvenating your body on a cellular level while resurfacing your skin on an exterior level. This is creating the ultimate synergistic approach to anti aging. See below some of for our available packages!
Before Vampire Facial
After Vampire Facial (2 Treatments)
The Ultimate Transformation........$795
- Relaxing double cleanse
- Deep Peptide Illuminating Exfoliation
- PH level skin toning
- Facial Massage
- Detox Stem Cell Firming Peel
- Hylauronic Acid Booster
- Micro-Needling (Collagen Induction Therapy System)
- PRP (Vampire) Facial applied topically
- Unlimited PRP Facial Injections (Performed by ARNP, Patrick McCabe)
- IV Nutrient Therapy (High dose Vitamin C, B-Complex, Calcium, Magnesium, Amino Acids and more to support collagen production and to accelerate the healing process)
- - Relaxing double cleanse
- - Deep Peptide Illuminating Exfoliation
- - Facial Massage
- - Detox Firming Stem Cell Peel
- - Micro-Needling Dermal Therapy
- - PRP (Vampire) Facial applied topically
If you have any questions please contact us at (727)-518-9808!
Why use PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy for facial rejuvenation?
Aging of the skin leads to deterioration and damage, characterized by sagging, thinning of the skin, puffiness, aging spots, and wrinkling of the forehead, cheeks, and neck. Sun exposure worsens the process by solar-aging and UV irradiation, promoting vertical and horizontal facial wrinkles and body texture deterioration with time. The exciting new trend in anti-aging medicine is based on the regeneration of the patient’s own cells (autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
What are the benefits of PRP Therapy for the face?
There is a quantifiable improvement of skin complexion with visible changes noticeable in 3-4 weeks-especially on the forehead, cheeks, neck and the back of hands.
PRP is not volumetric filler like Juvederm, but a biological cell therapy, utilizing the patient’s own plasma enriched cells, resulting in more desirable and longer lasting results.
Can anyone use PRP treatments?
Not everyone is suitable. Persons with skin disease (SLE, porphyria, allergies), cancer, chemotherapy, severe metabolic and systemic disorders, and abnormal platelet function (i.e. blood disorders). Anti-coagulation therapy and underlying sepsis excludes the use of PRP.
We also offer Juvéderm XC and Botox to complement our facial rejuvenation treatments but we recommend the more natural healing process that comes with platelet rich plasma.
What is JUVÉDERM® XC?
JUVÉDERM® XC can help smooth away facial wrinkles and folds. Patients and doctors are having a better experience with JUVÉDERM® XC…find out why!
JUVÉDERM® XC is the smooth gel filler that we use to instantly smooth away wrinkles around your mouth and nose. With just one treatment, you’ll get smooth and natural-looking results that last up to a year.
JUVÉDERM® XC is manufactured using HYLACROSS™ technology, creating a smooth-consistency gel. It is infused with lidocaine to improve comfort during treatment. With JUVÉDERM® XC you get the smooth results you expect, with the improved comfort you want.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary).
Everyone will notice, but no one will know. Call 727.518.9808 to learn more about our facial rejuvenation therapies and important safety information.
Orthomolecular Nutrition Wellness now offers EX-Plaque treatments, a natural phospholipid from soybeans given specifically to release arteriosclerotic plaque from the arteries of the body. Ex-Plaque was developed over 50 years ago in Germany, and used extensively around the world. Note: Ex-Plaquex is phosphatydalcholine, also known as Essential Phospholipid or EPL,essential phospholipid exchange, Lipostabil, lecithin, and more.
After a course of Plaquex, to the amazement of researchers during clinical studies, patients with severe angina and coronary artery blockage were completely asymptomatic, and no longer needed heart medications, such as beta blockers, nitroglycerin and blood pressure medications.
There are no side effects with Ex-Plaque treatments except for positive side effects such as improved circulation to the brain, legs, heart and other vital organs. Occasionally loose stools occur during treatment, but this is controlled by lowering the dose. Irritation of veins at the infusion site has occurred and this is reduced by lowering the dose, or diluting the phospholipid in a greater amount of IV fluid.
Male patients suffering from sexual impotency because of poor blood circulation have noted an improvement during the course of treatment. Because of the ability of phospholipid to cleanse all of the arteries in the body, patients may notice a dramatic improvement in kidney and cerebral function, sexual potency, and improved circulation in extremities with reduction or disappearance of symptoms.
Ex-Plaque also lowers LPa, cholesterol, fat deposits in liver, and more. Plaquex cannot be mixed with other intravenous materials. It is generally given 1-5 times per week, for a course of 20-40 treatments. Ex-Plaque does not cure atherosclerosis; it just backs the plaque out, improving circulation.After the initial course of treatments, maintenance treatments are essential -- about one per month if the problem is mild and 2 or more per month if the disease is severe.
EDTA CHELATION PLUS Ex-Plaque/Phosphatidylcholine!
The combined effects of EDTA Chelation Therapy with its ability to remove heavy metals, thinning calcified plaque, and its anti-oxidative qualities, mixed with the vessel-cleansing, cholesterol lowering qualities of Ex-Plaque... is “the dynamic duo” of atherosclerosis. Practitioners recommend alternating 1 Ex-Plaque and 1 EDTA Chelation each week, or alternatively 2 Ex-Plaque and 1 EDTA treatment per week. Treatments continue until symptoms are gone, and the number of treatments varies from patient to patient, but it is recommended to do approximately 30 Ex-Plaque and 15 chelation treatments.
THE HISTORY OF Ex-Plaque/Phosphatidylcholine
A few years ago physicians stumbled onto a substance isolated from soy beans called Phosphatidylcholine (which had been tested clinically 20 years prior in patients with severe coronary artery disease. 20 patients suffering with intractable chest pain, sustained on beta blockers and nitroglycerin products were entered into a program which consisted of an infusion over a period of 50-60 minutes, 3-5 times per week for a total of 30 treatments. 19 patients became symptom free and got off all their medicines.
Based on the above results, a medical research team at BAXAMED, in Switzerland, initiated their own clinical study on a small group of severely ill patients. Two of these patients already had 2 bypass operations and had been sent home to die, one patient had 2 angioplasties and was still suffering from angina pectoris, and a fourth patient was documented, by a thallium stress test, to have blood perfusion problems of his heart.
After Ex-Plaque/ Phosphatidylcholine treatment, a stress test at the University Hospital in Basel, Switzerland showed almost normal perfusion of the heart in all patients.
BENEFITS OF Ex-Plaque
Ex-Plaque Therapy fights "aging". Ex-Plaque reverses age-related
damage to the body. As we age, billions of our cells change,
especially in the cell membrane. Cell membranes are composed of a variety of fatty substances called lipids, which occur in specific ratios. With aging the membrane’s lipid ratios and structures change and degrade. Slowly the cell loses its youthful elasticity. The cell membrane no longer admits nourishment into the cell and it no longer allows waste to leave.The cells “sleep" as if dead. These are the cells of your heart, lungs, kidneys, eyes, skin, liver, and most other tissues and organs of your body.
Ex-Plaque Therapy reverses "age" related changes in the lipid ratios of the membrane of ALL THE CELLS OF THE BODY. It returns the lipid ratio of the cell membrane to a ratio nearer that enjoyed by the individual in younger days. Cell membrane permeability normalizes and enzyme functions resume. The cell returns to an earlier shape and a more youthful function. The cell becomes more “elastic” again; nourishment gains entry into the cell; waste is removed. The cell awakens from its “near death sleep.”
Because it has effects in the cell membranes of all cells, Ex-Plaque has wide range of uses.
WHAT IS Ex-Plaque BEING USED FOR?
- Revert cell, tissue, organ, and bodily functions to a younger state
- Reverse or prevent the risk of plaque production
- Help enhance the capacity for heart-lung stress
- Help to restore immunocompetence
- Enhance sexual competence
- Retard progression of aging
- Improve impaired renal and liver function
- Reduce high blood pressure, systolic and diastolic
- Reverse myocardial hypertrophy (enlarged heart.)
- Reduce cholesterol & clean all arteries of the body
The practitioners at Orthomolecular Nutrition and Wellness Center are very much involved in every aspect of a natural course of healing. This process begins with assessment. There is an underlying reason(s) which contribute to every disease. The accurate identification of the underlying etiology is essential for an effective treatment plan.
The analysis process often takes time and effort on our part and yours. Each patient is unique, and frequently a combination of the following tools is required to accurately assess your specific condition.
- Functional Blood Analysis- identifies biochemical health balance, nutritional levels, inflammatory markers and immune system strength.
- Hormonal Analysis- detects unbound hormonal levels to enable bio-identical hormone balancing.
- Adrenal Stress Testing- identifies the prevalence of adrenal problems and their relation to fatigue, energy, weight, and hormonal imbalance.
- Metabolic Assessment Questionnaire / Diet Assessment
- Gastrointestinal Analysis- parasitic infection recognition and digestion analysis
- Allergy Testing- IgG and IgE antibody testing
- Yeast (Candida) Analysis
- Toxic Metal and Chemical Analysis
- Organic Acid Testing
- Genetic SNIP Test
- Autoimmune AB Analysis
- Bioidentical Natural Hormone Replacement
Offering the latest cutting-edge test based on the latest scientific advances in the field.