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Anti-Aging* Longevity Plan - an Original health approach by the author of the anti-aging encyclopedia of Laboratory tests...dr. michael wald
How old are you really? Vibrant energy, mental clarity, virtual freedom from pain and lowered disease risk are possible when we work at it! We have developed our Bio-marker Longevity Plan to scientifically measure and monitor your healthy aging response to our individually tailored dietary, nutritional supplement and lifestyle suggestions. We are living longer as human beings, but with a greatly reduced quality of life. Our Bio-marker Longevity Plan involves measuring dozens of “bio-markers”; tests that, when considered all together, predict how old you really are (biological age) as opposed to how you are in years (chronological age). Bottom line, feeling better is great, but it’s not enough! Let us guide you and ensure that your efforts are statistically reducing your disease risk and encouraging a healthier quality of life!
The Anti-Aging Encyclopedia provides detailed medical and nutritional explanations for over 170 standard laboratory tests in addition to all variety of hormone tests (blood, saliva, urine, and more). Common medical conditions associated with the abnormal lab test findings are also provided along with drug-nutrient interactions, additional recommended tests and evaluations and nutritional compound suggestions. This book is currently the recommended text for the International & American Association of Clinical Nutritionists (IAACN) - the largest nutritional educational and certifying body in the United States. The term 'anti-aging' is used to describe how it is possible to delay the onset of certain diseases and improve the quality of one's life through healthy lifestyle. *The term anti-aging does not mean to imply that we can stop the aging process. What we can potentially do with proper education that is translated into healthy lifestyle changes, is slow and reverse many aspects of growing older that were once thought to be aging itself, but we not know are not.
Arterial Elasticity Test
How hard are your arteries?
Arterial Elasticity Index (hardening of the arteries) The Arterial Elasticity Index (AEI) is a test that measures the flexibility or hardness of arteries: this is different than arterial blockage. The AEI is measured with a modified blood pressure cuff that measures the extent of arteriosclerosis (hardness) of arteries. Using AEI, alongside conventional cardiovascular markers, we can precisely monitor your response to natural and conventional therapies. Are chelation, diet and exercise working?
This test indirectly tells us about loss of elasticity in a large number of body cells, tissues and organs. Virtually all human diseases and many chronic health problems are associated with hardening of body tissues and loss of function (to varying degrees). Any health strategy that is focused upon healthy aging and reversing sickness and disease should be objectively based upon reversing, as much as possible, loss of tissue elasticity. Loss of elasticity (increased stiffness) affects, and is affected by, a large number of factors including, but not limited to;
- Cardiovascular disease (hypertension, hard arteries)
- demonstrates the effects of chelation therapy, diet and exercise upon the cardiovascular system
- Toxin exposure
- Hormonal deficiencies
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Malabsorption syndromes
- Poor diet
- Certain medications
- Circulatory issues can lend themselves to chronic and acute pain, muscle spasm/shortening and overall recovery from neuromuscular problems and many other health conditions.
A pre-arterial stiffness test and another re-test performed at some chosen point after natural therapies are begun, will prove that one's healing efforts are working. Some health conditions associated with loss of elasticity include:
Autonomic Nervous System Testing
Want to know if your dietary, nutritional supplement, exercise and other lifestyle efforts are benefiting your nervous system? Then consider having your Autonomic Nervous System evaluated completely non-invasively. As part of our comprehensive and cutting-edge technologies, Integrated Medicine offers this cutting-edge test. As a biomarker test, this Autonomic Test helps determines your risk of these and other health problems.
HEALTH ISSUES POTENTIALLY INVOLVING ABNORMAL AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM FUNCTION. Treatments for these or other health problems should be specific and corrected:
- Heart and vessel disease
- Certain bronchial conditions
- Diabetes, memory loss
- Musculoskeletal pain, muscle spasm/shortening
- Urinary and bladder problems
- Muscle tone and spasm, pain
- Dizzy and light-headedness and literally hundreds of other signs and symptoms
In short, your nervous system controls all functions in the body. Nerves go to virtually all tissues in the body providing essential signals necessary for the heart to beat, the stomach to secrete stomach acid, the thyroid to produce thyroid hormone, the muscles to contract, the blood vessels to change their caliper and literally thousands of other essential life functions.
These systems control the functioning and “energetics” of almost all cells, tissues and organs in the body. This test measures the function of your autonomic nervous system which is composed of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. Furthermore, this test allows for practical adjustments to lifestyle and nutrition that may not be accurately appreciated using other methods. For example, even if your cholesterol is normal this test can potentially detect an increased risk of heart attack, or damage to the nervous system from blood sugar excess and other problems.
Excessive stress causes disease by adversely affecting the autonomic nervous system and its peripheral connections (a.k.a, the cells, tissues and organs it reaches). IF YOUR GOAL IS TO IMPROVE THE FUNCTION OF YOUR NERVOUS SYSTEM THEN YOU MUST SEE YOUR TEST RESULT IMPROVE. FEELING BETTER IS NOT ENOUGH.
Problems with your nervous system can affect virtually any aspect of your health and wellbeing because the nervous system is invariably related to all changes in the body whether they involve the digestive system, immune system, endocrine or hormone system, detoxification systems and others. Below are more detailed and scientific explanations of this test. Lastly, this test should be considered in context with a careful medical, nutritional and health history and other appropriate assessments. Only a holistic view of the ANS can provide a full picture of disease states, dis-ease states and wellness in an individual.
Bio-identical Hormone Health Plan*
Did you know that the levels of blood or saliva hormones may often do not predict the effect of hormones upon various body tissues. In other words, tissues may have lost their "hormone sensitivity" meaning that the body is not recognizing the hormone;s presence. Improvements in diet, sleep and overall nutrition and health can help restore "hormone insensitivity". Before you try hormone supplementation of any type, whether synthetic or bio-identical hormones, consider Dr. Wald's Hormone Health Plan.
Our office utilizes several important tests for determining the best balance of your hormones - AND YES, IT'S MORE COMPLICATED THEN BLOOD, SALIVA OR URINE HORMONE LEVELS.. These important tests include:
- Dr. Wald's comprehensive hormonal questionnaires
- Dr. Wald's nutritional interpretation of laboratory tests - many organ systems control one's hormone levels and the effects that hormones have upon various body tissues.
- Certain blood hormone levels
- Specific saliva hormone measurements
- Urine measurements of estrogen metabolites
- Non-hormone nutritional and other laboratory tests that evaluate various body processes that determine directly or indirectly hormone need, use and overall balance.
- If your hormonal issues have resulted in health problems involving the nervous system, joints and muscles then chiropractic and nutrition may help.
It is the combination of these tests that give the most comprehensive assessment of hormone levels, relative use by body tissues in need and potential cancer risk (Yes! Even natural hormones may increase cancer risk in a given individual). Hormonal imbalances may cause symptoms involving the neuro-musculo-skeletal system including, tendonitis, perpetuate inflammation, joint pain and more. Chiropractic combined with a healthy diet may help your hormonal related symptoms. However, consult your medical doctor for hormonal therapies. There is no substitute in the area of nutrition that take the place of medically prescribed hormones. *Dr. Wald is not a licensed medical doctor and does not prescribe hormonal therapies.
The Blood Detective™ Longevity Program
The Mission of Blood Detective™Nutritionals
A special nutrition company born from Dr. Wald’s own experience with disease.
Michael Wald, DC, MD*, DACBN, MS, CDN, CNS, CCN The “Original Blood Detective”
Blood Detective™ Nutritionals wants to make a difference in people’s lives. By providing innovative nutritional products and educational resources, we have positioned ourselves as a leader among evidence-based nutrition companies. Dr. Michael Wald, the brain-child of his nutritional companies special formulations, tirelessly researches to insure that his popular and ever-expanding nutritional product line is the most innovative…keeping pace with the needs of the world community. Dr. Wald’s extensive scientific and clinical research efforts help to insure that doctors, nutritionists and patient’s alike reach their health goals.
A Personal Message from Dr. Michael Wald, President of Blood Detective™Nutritionals
I’ve been sick myself having been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when I was just 18 years old. The diagnosis of MS motivated me to learn absolutely everything that I could in all areas of health and disease prevention and treatment. Producing both high-quality nutritional products and blood nutritional interpretation software for doctors was a necessary endeavor for my own health goals.
My Blood Detective™Nutritionals products are formulated for the needs of real people. "I wanted to create nutritional products from my personal and clinical experience – and I am very proud of the results that people have achieved for their health. I created my Blood Detective™ nutritional software programs to fill a niche – namely, to allow health care providers to quickly, accurately and expertly provide their patients with personalized dietary and nutritional supplement advice", says Dr. Wald.
Purity, innovation and scientific evidence are the fundamental principles upon which Blood Detective™ Nutritionals are based. Exhaustive scientific research, and real-life clinical application, has contributed to the creation of my comprehensive line of quality nutritional supplements. From our Zinc Picolinate to our Cerebro-Neuroplex, Blood Detective™ Nutritionals provides a line of products to meet your needs. I’m particularly proud of my vegetarian, organic omega 3 smoothie and my concentrated food supplements Longevity Complete, Green Detox and Reds Protect – these are unique products that virtually everyone should be taking!
I’m 49 years old now, run half and full marathons, lift weights and do karate…simply put, I am the healthiest that I have every been having taking my own formulations for years. My productivity is “off the charts” having published over 10 books on nutrition, running a holistic medical clinic, father of three and just living life to the fullest!
I wish you the very of health and happiness for you too!
With Respect and Admiration,
*Dr. Michael Wald - Dr. Wald is not a licensed MD
Body Composition analysis
This is a completely non-invasive test where electrodes are placed on your hand and your foot. A current measures your metabolic rate, the percentage of muscle, water and fat in your body and how your cells manage water balance and minerals. This test is essential for helping us determine your caloric needs for your health problem. Importantly, the greater one's percentage of muscle to fat the lower the risk of dying prematurely from any cause! Sound incredible - it's true! This test is considered the most important Biomarker assessment; a biomarker is a test that can predict one's risk of dying prematurely from a large number of health problems. The better the result is or becomes, the lower one's predisposition of getting or dying prematurely from various diseases including, cancer, heart disease, infections, diabetes and others. Unlike “caliper” measurements that are popular in gyms or bio-impedance devices that you hold with your hands that only measure half of your bodies composition, our technology is considered second to the “water tank” method generally available only in university settings.
Bio Impedance Testing – An important part of our longevity focus This is a completely non-invasive test where electrodes are placed on your hand and your foot. A current measures your metabolic rate, the percentage of muscle, water and fat in your body and how your cells manage water balance and minerals. This test is essential for helping us determine your caloric needs for your health problem. Importantly, the greater one's percentage of muscle to fat the lower the risk of dying prematurely from any cause! Sound incredible - it's true! See the studies below. This test is considered the most important Biomarker assessment. The better the result is or gets, the lower one's predisposition of getting or dying prematurely from various diseases including, cancer, heart disease, infections, diabetes and others. Unlike “caliper” measurements that are popular in gyms or bio-impedance devices that you hold with your hands that only measure half of your body, our technology is considered second to the “water tank” method generally available in university settings.
Cardio-Beam Pulse Wave
Comprehensive Heart Health Work-Up
Your Biological Age is the Key! We have CardioBeam Technology that uses pulse waves that are scientifically proven to determine over a dozen important aspects of cardiovascular health. Importantly, the vascular system is integral for the optimal health of every single cell, tissue and organ in the body! FDA approved technology and only requires a finger electrode to figure it all out! An accumulating body of scientific evidence indicates (some below this paragraph) that impaired pulsatile function of arteries provides important prognostic and therapeutic information beyond that provided by traditional blood pressure measurements. The vascular system is a network of blood vessels that circulate blood to and from the heart and lungs. Vascular diseases are very common, especially as people age. Many people have these diseases and don’t know it, because they rarely cause symptoms in the early stages. People with risk factors or any signs or symptoms of vascular disease, should be evaluated.
Carotid Intima-Media Thickness (CIMT)
WHAT IS CIMT?
CIMT is a new noninvasive ultrasound test that is being recommended by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology to screen for heart disease in apparently healthy individuals ages 45 or greater. CIMT stands for Carotid Intima-Media Thickness.
Staying abreast of the latest medical techniques and protocols, the doctors of Integrated Medicine of Mount Kisco's, Dr. Wald and Dr. Shah now offers our new CardioHealth ® testing as part of their biomarker and cardiovascular health program.
HOW IS THE TEST PERFORMED?
This is a noninvasive test which is performed with a high-resolution B-mode ultrasound transducer. The test is safe, painless and takes about twenty minutes. After applying conducting jelly to the skin over your neck, a small hand-held transducer is applied to image the carotid arteries. The sonographer measures the combined thicknesses of the intimal and medial layers of the carotid artery walls.
WHY LOOK AT THE NECK WHEN YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE HEART?
The carotid arteries provide a “window” to the coronary arteries. Not only do they have similar risk factors – more importantly, the relationship between the atherosclerotic burden in a carotid artery and a coronary artery is the same as between any two coronary arteries. Thus carotic aterosclerosis provides a window to the degree of coronary atherosclerosis in an individual. CIMT is an independent predictor of future cardiovascular events, including heart attacks, cardiac death, and stroke.
WHAT IS VASCULAR AGE?
CIMT is a value which tends to increase with age. Published studies of CIMT measurements in 15,000 patients ages 45 to 65 have made it possible to develop a reference range of what is “normal” at different ages. After your measurements are taken, the results are compared to this same computerized database of 15,000 patients.
A report is generated which tells us your vascular age. If your vascular matches your chronological age or younger, then you have a lower risk for heart disease. If your vascular age exceeds your chronological age, then it alerts us to be more aggressive at controlling those risk factors associated with heart disease. Importantly, with various therapies, it is possible to achieve regression or slow down progression of the CIMT. A follow-up CIMT is done six months to a year after therapy is initiated to evaluate the effectiveness of those therapies.
The term chelation is from the Greek root word "chele," meaning "claw." Chelating agents include both oral and intravenous. The most commonly used intravenous chelation substance is diamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA) - originally designed for industrial applications in the early 1900s. "My 27 years of experience has taught me that BOTH ORAL AND INTRAVENOUS CHELATION THERAPIES are only part of the solution to heavy metal toxicity or hardening of the arteries. Why? The answer is that removing the toxin or restoring arterial flexibility/elasticity does not correct the causes of the toxic metal or arterial stiffness problems...or their causes. Dr. Wald's Longevity Plan includes developing your METABOLIC map with evaluations of multiple organ systems - in this way a truly holistic approach to toxin, arterial and potentially many other health problems. Certain heavy metals are known, at toxic levels, to potentially cause health problems involving the nervous system. Medical chelation may be required (not provided by our office) to reduce body burdens of heavy metals); Dr. Wald provides nutritional food plans and recommends nutritional supplements as an adjunct to the standard of care for metals and other toxins that may cause neuro-musculo-skeletal problems.
Most medications are actually derived from plants and herbs. Herbs in their natural or standardized forms carry great health potential and many have been extensively studied in a large number of human diseases. Our office bases its use of herbs upon careful health history, goals, questionnaire and laboratory tests. There are many potential nutrient-herb interactions and herb-drug interactions that can be harmful or helpful. Individualized attention to your health allows us to carefully and safely determine the best herbs within the context of healthy lifestyle factors and haphazard use of herbs will not likely help you achieve “real” results.
Here is more about Dr. Wald's opinion on juicing and the use of certain nutritional products containing many different types of herbs. We use a combination of health and disease history, symptoms, signs, health goals, research and laboratory work when developing a complete health plan for our patients...including the use of certain appropriate herbals.
Hyperbaric anbient air (Oxygen) Therapy
Nutritional Hyperbaric Therapy (NHT)
Hyperbaric therapy has medically approved uses when 100% oxygen is utilized. The use of standard hyperbaric oxygen therapy utilized in allopathic medicine is restricted in terms of indications and safety as 100% oxygen runs the risk of oxygen toxicity, tissue damage and explosions. Dr. Wald uses what is called mild hyperbaric therapy that uses ambient air (the surrounding air) under pressure in the chamber (see below). Dr. Wald will often also use topical nutrition along with his hyperbaric therapy, but not always. According to Dr. Wad, "many of my patients find that spending time in the hyperbaric chamber is relaxing and reduces stress. Stress in turn can aggregate many health problems".
Something special offered by Dr. Wald…
Nutritional Hyperbaric Therapy (NHT) is the method of choice chosen by Dr. Wald and involves the use of ambient air that on average contains between 19-21% oxygen. This ambient air is filtered (cleaned) prior to entering the mild-hyperbaric chamber at a pressure of around 1.5 pounds per square inch of pressure. MHT does not run the risk of oxygen toxicity because this only happens with higher than normal (i.e., 100%) of oxygen. Dr. Wald combines MHT with a topical nutritional lotions that the individual rubs on their skin prior to entering the hyperbaric chamber. The pressure of the hyperbaric chamber has the potential of pushing the nutrition through the skin, a type of absorption known as transdermal absorption, such that the blood receives the nutrition directly bypassing the digestive tract. Read more about Dr. Wald’s NHT breakthrough below. IMPORTANT: There is no substitute for hyperbaric oxygen administered in hospital settings for the dozen or so medical conditions that might benefit from it.
To read details regarding the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for many health issues involving cancer, cardiovascular disease, the nervous system, the immune system and more please go to: http://bit.ly/J6Cf5v. This link is not specific to the type of hyperbaric therapy that Dr. Wald uses in his office.
Additional Scientific Reference can be accessed by clicking on the Scientific References button located in this section of our website.
The Hyperbaric Chamber
Our state-of-the-art portable chamber has plenty of room for the patient to sit and read a book, listen to music or just relax. The chambers are designed for one person to be treated at a time. The chamber is has a clear, so you will be able to see outside. Communication with the hyperbaric technician is possible both through the window of the chamber and via an alarm system held in the hand or placed on the lap. During treatment, the chamber is “compressed” to a pressure that is 2 to 4.1 times that of sea level. This is the same pressure a scuba diver feels at 33 to 45 feet under the surface of the ocean.
You will notice a lot of “air noise” during your treatment. This is a normal part of the chamber function and your ears may “pop” just like what people often experience in an airplane that is ascending to a higher altitude. We can adjust the pressure in the chamber to make you perfectly comfortable.
How Does the Hyperbaric Chamber Work?
Normally, the atmosphere exerts 14.7 pounds per square inch of pressure on your body at sea level while you breathe air that is approximately 21% oxygen and 79% nitrogen. During an HBOT treatment, you will breathe 19-21% oxygen under increased atmospheric pressure within the chamber. This combination of oxygen and increased pressure causes large amounts of oxygen to be dissolved in your blood and tissues higher than the usual amount of oxygen dissolved. This dissolved oxygen can penetrate areas that red blood cells cannot reach potentially revitalizing tissues that receive poor blood flow or potentially enhancing the health of tissues that do not have compromised oxygenation.
What will I Feel during Treatment?
During your treatment, you sit upright inside the chamber. The chamber door will be closed, and you will begin to hear the air circulating. During this pressurization phase, you may feel a "fullness" or "pressure" sensation in your ears. A hyperbaric technician will be outside the chamber at the start of the therapy to assist and coach you on how to clear your ears and to address any other needs you may have. Compression generally lasts five minutes, depending on how effectively you are able to clear your ears. When you have reached the prescribed treatment pressure, the "fullness" or "pressure" sensation will cease. During treatment, you will be able to watch TV or a movie on an Ipad, or listen to music or a book on CD. The total treatment time is approximately 30-60 minutes, and sometimes longer, depending upon the judgment of our doctors.
Are there Any Other Effects?
Generally, patients do not experience side effects from HBOT. However, some patients report a crackling sensation in their ears between treatments. This may be relieved in the same manner you clear your ears during compression. If the crackling sound continues, please tell one of our staff members. As with all medical procedures and treatments, there are some side effects that may result from exposure to the hyperbaric oxygen. These are rare, but will be discussed with you in detail by the physician before your treatment. Our informed consent outlines other potential side effects for your consideration.
Not every patient will respond well to treatments. If no improvement is seen within 20 to 30 treatments the chance of success is progressively lessened.
After 20 to 30 treatments, when there is a good response, hyperbaric therapy may be stopped. Your body has been given the “kick start” it needed to help you finish healing on your own. For radiation and osteomyelitis, many more treatments may be required.
Each treatment takes approximately 30 minutes to 2 hours total depending upon your health condition(s). This can involve a good portion of your time, yet is very important that you have all your treatments. Treatments are scheduled Monday through Friday.
Throughout your treatment it is important that you stay in contact with your primary care physician. Our physicians are fully licensed, but their specialty is not in hyperbaric medicine and wound care. For problems not related to your wound care, your physician must remain your constant source of care. Our physicians will keep your primary physician updated on our progress with your care.
During Your Treatment
- Do not use any tobacco products while being treated with hyperbaric oxygen. Smoking prevents full oxygen use by the blood and decreases the size of your blood vessels.
- Keep your physician up to date on your current medications.
- If you become ill (cold, sinus problems, diarrhea, nausea, swollen feet, problems breathing, chest pains, low blood sugar, etc.), inform your primary care physician. If you need to cancel your hyperbaric treatment, please let us know as soon as possible.
- If you have diabetes, we will check your blood sugar at the beginning and end of the treatment. HBOT can cause your blood sugar to lower. Your blood sugar should be above 120 before entering the chamber.
- You may take a beverage in an approved container into the chamber with you.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Consultations
A treatment regimen* will be designed for your individual needs. This treatment regimen, along with other recommendations, will be shared with your referring physician, who will remain responsible for your general medical management.
To arrange a consultation with one of our physician specialists, talk with your primary care physician or call Integrated Nutrition of Mount Kisco, PLLC/Blood Logic, Inc.. at (914) 242-8844
*Ambient air oxygen is not considered a drug, but 10% oxygen, or any added oxygen above atmospheric levels, may be considered a drug; Dr. Wald does not add oxygen into his hyperbaric chambers. It is our belief that atmospheric oxygen under pressure provides increased oxygen concentrations to tissues with far greater safety than 100% oxygen under pressure for the reasons stated herein. However, this statement as well as all other concepts provided herein, have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
Importantly, hyperbaric oxygen therapy provided by our office should not be considered a substitute for 100% oxygen (hyperbaric) provided under pressure.
Please call us for more information. Thank you.
Lactic Acid Test
A Lactic Acid Test is a blood test that measures the level of lactate (lactic acid) made in the body. Lactic acid is a biomarker in the blood, majorly produced by muscle tissue, red blood cells, and/or bacteria that can be used as an indirect assessment of the oxygen level in tissue. A biomarker is a test that has the potentially of predicting, when interpreted against other markers, your overall morbidity and mortality (how long you live and risk of developing one or more degenerative diseases).
It can also be a determining factor towards uncovering the cause and course of lactic acidosis, a serious and sometimes life threatening condition induced by the build up of lactate. However, a large segment of the population suffers from low level lactic acidosis that may contribute to serious health problems. This Low Level Lactic Acidosis is largely under-appreciated and under-diagnosed by traditionally trained physicians. Scientific support for its existence and health and disease implications are well described (see: J of Clinical Endocrinology, University of California, L. Frassetto, Potassium bicarbonate Reduces Urinary Nitrogen Excretion in Postmenopausal Women (82:254-259, 1997).
Through a small sample of blood, a lactic acid test can uncover the cause of high acidity (low pH) of the blood and thus unmask smoldering conditions that are or may potentially affect your health now and in the future.
Serial measurements of lactic acid are necessary for proper interpretation of physiological trends and response to our therapeutic efforts.
WHY WE PERFORM LACTIC ACID TESTS
- To check for lactic acidosis and sub-clinical lactic acidosis
- To determine the cause of low pH of the blood
- To determine the cause of chronic pain
- To determine the cause of chronic inflammation
- To determine the effectiveness of exercise
- To determine the effectiveness of dietary interventions
- To determine the effectiveness of stress-reduction strategies
- To determine the degree of hypoxia (lack of oxygen) in tissue
- To determine the physiological state and the degree of perfusion of body tissue
- Acute and chronic neuro-musculoskeletal pain (i.e, headaches, neck and back pain, joint pain, slow healing of neuro-musculoskeletal issues).
HEALTH ISSUES POTENTIALLY INVOLVING HIGH LACTIC ACID LEVELS
- Autoimmune disease
- Cardiovascular disease
- CoQ10 deficiency
- Heart Disease
- Heart failure
- Liver functional problems and failure
- Muscle spasm
- Neuromusculoskeletal problems such as:
- muscle spasm
- muscle pain and inflammation
- neuropathy (nerve pain)
- Renal Failure
- Respiratory Failure
- Severe infection
Longevity Expert, Dr. Michael Wald, supervises nutritional services at Integrative Nutrition of Mount Kisco, PLCC/Blood Logic, Inc.., in Westchester, New York. Known as the Blood Detective, Dr. Michael Wald provides expert guidance and medical investigative work (i.e., blood work and other forms of testing and examinations), to determine the biological age of his patients in certain areas of the body – and natural ways to reduce it. Dr. Wald earned a medical degree, but choose to seek licensure as a medical physician. He focuses on nutritional influences upon health and disease.
Using advanced testing and his patent-pending Blood Logic computer software that interprets hundreds of pieces of lab data in just a few minutes, Dr. Wald has uncovered and helped literally thousands of patients over his 20 plus years become well and prevents disease where other doctors have failed.
Through blood work and other forms of testing known as biomarkers, Dr. Wald develops a complete metabolic map for his patients leaving no cell, tissue or organ system unturned. Biomarkers are tests that, when considered all together and in the context of organ specific questionnaires, accurately determines one's actual rate of aging (biological age vs. chronologic age) and predisposition to many diseases. His program is ideal for those who want to prevent and predict early death and promote longevity and improved quality of life.
All of Dr. Wald's treatments all non-drug and consisting of individualized combinations of herbal, dietary, chiropractic, stress reduction, yoga, juicing, vitamins, minerals and other nutritional compounds.
Dr. Wald is perhaps the most qualified clinical nutritionist in the United States having a medical education, chiropractic degree, two board certifications in nutrition, a dietician-nutritionist certification and several other qualifications. He can be reached at: 914-242-8844.
Blood Detective - Finding Causes
Blood Detective - Finding Causes Dr. Michael Wald – Pioneer of the Blood Detective Approach to Enhanced Quality of Life and Disease Prevention & Treatment
Your blood and other body tissues hold clues to your state of health. Within these living streams may be the answers to a current medical crisis or the silent warning signs of a developing disease -- if you know where and how to look.
Dr. Michael Wald, the Original Blood Detective, searches for obvious and subtle clues often not too obvious on your blood tests to construct a custom plan of food and nutritional supplement recommendations supporting optimal wellness.
Dr. Michael Wald, the "brain-child" behind the Blood Detective Logic & Interpretive Systems, has developed sophisticated computer technologies based upon years of research and clinical experience that allows patients and practitioners to "focus-in" on the health needs of individuals reducing years of guess work and wasted efforts. Your doctor says that your lab work is "just fine"; this is your cue to let the Blood Detective take a look!
Does This Sound Familiar?
When medical doctors order "standard tests," like cholesterol and cell counts, the results may give only a glimpse of the total picture missing vital clues to your health problems. How many times have you not felt well only to be told, your blood results are "normal" even though you feel un-well? The Blood Detective technology evaluates standard blood results and other important laboratory measurements from a holistic and medical perspective often uncovering obvious and subtle nutritional imbalances. Dr. Wald incorporates one's health history, health goals and other assessment tools when developing individualized healing plans.
The Blood Detective approach often uncovers what's at the "core" of why you are not well
Complementary tests, like allergy screening and microscopic surveys or analyses of amino acids, essential fatty acids, hormones and pH levels may be suggested, but only after Blood Detective determines whether performing these tests might actually yield information that is useful, or that otherwise could not be determined directly from blood analysis.
What You Need to Know
Employing a wellness model, the Blood Detective system compares the results of comprehensive laboratory tests against medical laboratory ranges, known as "clinical ranges," but also against "healthy ranges" (a.k.a. functional ranges). Healthy ranges are blood values that are based upon maintaining the health of body tissues, rather than merely detecting disease once it is present. In other words, the healthy or functional values are predictive and preventative in nature. Clinical and Healthy (functional) approaches are both important, and are considered equally valuable in the context of a Blood Detective Interpretive Report...and recommendations given.
The "clinical (average/normal)" ranges are based upon study groups that may include blood donors, laboratory personnel and hospital employees -- not necessarily healthy people, but segments of the population that appear well. "Healthy (functional)" ranges are based on studies of healthy people who have a lower incidence of illness, disease and symptoms compared to the general population.
"Healthy (functional) ranges" are more narrowly defined than the "clinical (average"/"normal") ranges. What this essentially means is that early problems with cells, tissues and organs can be discovered before they become disease conditions. The "clinical" range for cholesterol, for instance, is typically below 200; while the "healthy range" is generally 140 - 160. The Blood Detective matches laboratory findings against both the "clinical" and "healthy" populations for the entire laboratory values tested. Remember – the average doctor compares your blood results to average people in a population…the average person may not be exceptionally healthy. With the Blood Detective approach, you are compared to the average and to the healthy – the best of both worlds!
Healthy ranges have been studied for their nutritional implications and can provide clues to hidden deficiencies that would not be obvious if only standard values were considered.
The bottom line is this, if you are not feeling well, suspect that something is "not right", and have been told or have been made to feel that, "it's all in your head", and then consider a, Blood Detective health evaluation. Dr. Michael Wald, the originator of the Blood Detective technology and concept, is available for consultation and can be reached at 914-242-8844.
Comprehensive Chemical Panel 1 (CCP1)
Our exclusive Comprehensive Chemical Panel One (aka CCP1) is a metabolic panel that provides valuable medical and nutritional information. If you want to know if you are actually using various nutritional products this testing panel is for you. This test measures several nutritional metabolites, and when considered along with a detailed health history and other testing and considerations, can help clarify your individual health and nutrition needs. Below is more about the CCP1 urine test:
1. Your level of urinary vitamin C – how much vitamin C you are wasting in your urine. If you do not have any vitamin C in your urine you are likely deficient.
2. How well your body is using vitamin C – taking vitamin C and absorbing it is one thing, but converting it to a useable form is another thing entirely. Dehydroascorbate (the oxidized form of vitamin C should be high in most forms of cancer therapy), but low or non-existent in almost everyone else. Vitamin C inadequacy may predispose to hundreds if not thousands of medical conditions.
3. A test for absorption and malabsorption – urinary levels of a chemical called indican is high (to different extents) depending upon one’s degree of malabsorption (or, inability to absorb certain amino acids).
4. Malonyldialdehyde (MDA) – a test for overall oxidative stress giving indirect information as to whether or not you are effectively using antioxidants. Oxidants are needed to degenerate dead, dying and abnormal cells and tissues in the body. Antioxidants are needed for repair of cells, tissues and organs. Thus, oxidation and anti-oxidation balance one another. The presence and amount of MDA in the urine indicates how well balanced you are in terms of antioxidant utilization. This test should always be considered in context of a careful medical and nutritional history as well as other tests for accuracy. MDA in the urine may be involved in various degenerative and disease processes including cancer.
5. Urinary calcium – calcium in the urine may indicate osteoporosis in the bones, hormonal imbalance, acid-base imbalance, vitamin D deficiency and other conditions. Decreased calcium levels may result from vitamin D problems, hormonal imbalances and kidney problems.
6. Urinary chloride – Increased levels of urinary chloride may indicate adrenal fatigue, excessive salt intake, inflammation of the kidneys and overproduction of water (hormonal problems). Decreased urinary chloride may indicate decreased salt intake, fluid loss (diarrhea, vomiting and other causes), adrenal hyperactivity and other problems.
7. Zinc use – zinc is involved in over one hundred and seventy (170) essential enzyme reactions in the body necessary for immunity, tissue repair, weight management, detoxification (including metals) and many other reactions.
Together – these tests, when considered in the context of Dr. Wald;s examinations and consultation. Other tests include, but are not limited to:
- Tests of bacterial overgrowth
Dr. Michael Wald feels that he is on this planet to make a difference for people!
Blood Detective™ Nutritionals is his nutrition company and was created to provide high quality nutritional products to help people get well faster. By providing innovative nutritional products and educational resources, Dr. Wald has positioned himself as a leader among evidence-based nutrition companies.
According to Dr. Wald, “The health care provider who has the best tools, and knows how to use them, will help heal many patients.”
"My products have been designed around your needs and the needs of your
patients: reliable, clinically-tested, scientifically-based and all natural!"
Purity, innovation and scientific evidence are the fundamental principles upon which Blood Detective™ Nutritionals are based. Exhaustive scientific research, and real-life clinical application, has contributed to the creation of Dr. Wald’s comprehensive line of quality nutritional supplements.
From our Zinc Picolinate to our Cerebro-Neuroplex, Blood Detective™ Nutritionals provides a line of products to meet your clinical nutrition practice needs. And because our products are available exclusively through health care professionals, like you, your patient’s confidence and results will grow.
Thank you for taking on the challenge of preventing and treating chronic disease naturally! Blood DetectiveTM Nutritionals is committed to working in partnership for your continued success!
With Respect and Admiration,
Dr. Michael Wald
DC, MD, DACBN, MS, CDN, CNS, CCN
President, Blood DetectiveTM Nutritionals
MY PATIENTS ARE NOT OBLIGATED TO USE NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS FROM MY COMPANY.
Osteoporosis is a disease in which bone becomes extremely fragile. Bone is a complex living tissue that can be weakened by poor diet and lack of exercise.
As we age, bones begin to break down faster than new bone can be formed. Osteoporosis removes minerals from bones until they become so weak and brittle that they fracture very easily. Actions such as bending to pick up a newspaper, lifting a vacuum, or even coughing can cause a fracture. Some fractures, such as hip fractures, may require hospitalization or major surgery, and may result in disability or even death.
Warning signs that could indicate a need for no-radiation bone density screening
Osteoporosis is painless in its early stages. However, some people experience these and other symptoms:
- Bone fractures, especially of the hip, spine, or wrist
- Change in posture
- Sudden back pain or pain anywhere within the musculoskeletal system
- Loss of height
- Personal health history of calcifications in the breast tissue (also a risk factor for breast cancer)
- Degenerative arthritis and musculo-skeletal pain
- Hardening of the arteries (arteriosclerosis)
- Vitamin D3 deficiency (vitamin D3 blood levels below 30 ug/mL
Osteoporosis Screening - No Radiation!! Our method of bone density measurement uses the calcaneous - your heel bone. It is the most weight-bearing bone in the body. What's best is that our technique uses sonogram (sound waves) and not x-ray radiation as conventional testing does, to accurately screen for loss of bone density (i.e., osteopenia and osteoporosis). Complementary medicine recognizes that degrading bone health may be secondary to absorption problems, chronic infections and disease, hormonal disorders and nutritional inadequacies. Osteoporosis screening is quick, painless and is part of a well-balanced nutritional and natural medicine approach. Please consult the information below and consider whether or not you should be tested.
Our bone densitometers is radiation free using high frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to evaluate bone status in the heel, the os calcis (the heal). The test is performed with the individual seated, with one foot placed on the foot positioner. The heel is surrounded by warm water encapsulated between inflated membranes. Water is the optimum medium for the transmission of ultrasound. A transducer on one side of the heel converts an electrical signal into a sound wave, which passes through the water and the individual’s heel. A transducer at a fixed distance on the opposite side of the heel receives the sound wave and converts it to an electrical signal that is analyzed. Our system measures the speed of sound (SOS) and the frequency-dependent attenuation of the sound waves (broadband ultrasound attenuation or BUA), and combines them to form a clinical measure called the Stiffness Index.
Achilles Express reports are concise and easy to interpret. The patient’s result is expressed as a T-score and compared to the reference population on the color-coded graph. Achilles T-scores are valid based on the World Health Organization (WHO) definition of osteoporosis simplifying result interpretation and patient
Dr. Michael Wald are available to provide extended research into your particular health concerns. Both of our doctors have vast knowledge in a large variety of medical health issues, medical treatments and procedures and both medical and nutritional interventions. All of our patients benefit from the knowledge of our doctors…and we are proud to be of significant service to our patients.
Often we are approached by individuals and groups wishing to have one or both of our doctors provide undivided research regarding one or more health issues beyond what would usually be provided or regularly available. For example, we treat many patients with multiple sclerosis and our doctors possess great knowledge regarding the nutritional and medical management/treatment of this potentially devastating condition. Imagine, if you will, if in addition to the current state of information that our doctors now have (i.e., for multiple sclerosis), if they were to spend several full days, weeks or months researching the medical and health literature for “hidden pearls” and other information that would otherwise take years to accumulate – just for you or a loved one? Imagine no further! Our doctors are ready to provide this service, as necessary.
A consultation (15-minute no charge) is required to clarify this service and to discuss individualized cost.
Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation
Dr. Michael Wald is the author of two popular books among Anti-Aging doctors entitled: The Encyclopedia of Nutritional Laboratory Tests and, The Encyclopedia of Anti-Aging Nutritional Tests. Dr. Wald literally invented the Blood Logic System (computer program) helping him figure out your unique bio-nutritional needs. Although his technology is considered experimental, we are excited to make it available to all of our patients.
Traditional medicine has only remedial training in nutrition and is trained in only the RDA (minimal) governmental requirements of various nutrients to prevent nutritional deficiency. We are committed to helping to figure out your nutritional needs in these and other ways:
- Careful health history and review of symptoms and signs
- By using many focused health questionnaires
- Visual inspection that helps provide additional and potentially supportive information regarding nutritional issues
- We often use dozens of different nutritional markers, standard and advanced laboratory testing and other non-blood technologies to help "put all of the pieces together"
- Ongoing research using the National Library of Medicine and the Cochrane Data Base
- Years of clinical experience, education and commitment
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Our, Perfect Weight Loss Plan
Have you attempted more than two weight loss programs with no significant long-term results? If you answered YES, you may have undiscovered hormonal issues, toxicity problems and/or a sluggish metabolism not revealed by standard blood tests.
At Integrated Medicine and Nutrition we offer the perfect weight loss solution - weight loss that is more permanent because you'll lose fat and not fat burning lean muscle. Developing a personalized, scientifically based plan ensures greater results and a blue print for continuous success.
- Hormonal Imbalances: Deficiencies of testosterone, DHEA, thyroid hormones, hormone and/or progesterone for example can and often do slow or prevent weight loss efforts. Blood, urine and/or salivary hormone tests may all be required to get a complete handle on your hormonal problems. Keep in mind that foods and exercise affect hormone levels! However, if hormone levels are imbalanced the effects of even the most carefully planned out diet calorically and exercise plan will be blunted.
- Toxicity: Many toxins are fat soluble which means that they are stored by the body in fatty tissues such as the breast tissue and the fat around organs. Weight loss efforts are often slowed or prevented when the issue of toxicity is not adequately handled. Not all detoxification programs are the same and they should not be!! Our detox plans are toxin-based which means that tests are done to identify some predominant toxins in your body and a food, exercise, supplement and lifestyle plan invented for your health, detoxification and long term weight loss needs.
- Exercise: So you think you exercise enough and exactly as you should? Maybe or maybe not. Exercises should be based on your overall health and weight loss goals and not all exercises will affect you and your metabolic rate the same. If you have never heard of muscle confusion or lactic acid threshold then you are probably not exercising correctly. Also, your exercise, food and nutritional supplement plan must all be coordinated together in a way that is, "do-able", relatively enjoyable and results ultimately in the desired weight loss from fat and water weight and not from lean body tissue.