What We Do
One of our core principles of Tolle Causem demands that we “treat the root cause”. In order to do this, we must first spend adequate time with each patient to complete a comprehensive medical history, perform the appropriate physical examinations and recommend one or more laboratory tests as needed. This process usually results in a diagnosis that you may or may not already have.
In many clinics the process stops here. You receive a diagnosis and treatment is recommended, usually in the form of one or more Rx drugs. This approach is helpful for symptom management but does little to nothing to treat the root cause of your diagnosis.
We engage in symptom management just like most doctors do. Many natural treatments and remedies just serve as healthier versions of Rx drugs as symptom management tools. However, it’s important to note that high blood pressure, depression, arthritis, diabetes along with many other diagnosis, are not caused by a deficiency of one or more Rx drugs!
We prefer, as do most of our patients, to identify WHY they have the symptoms associated with a particular diagnosis, hence “treat the root cause”. Most of the time, those causes are rooted in excesses, deficiencies or imbalances of diet, lifestyle, behaviors and exposures to various substances in our environment.
The official biochemical definition of detoxification is “the metabolic process by which toxins are changed into less toxic or more readily excretable substances”. We also view detoxification as “the reduction or removal of substances from the body that may promote illness while not encouraging or promoting good health”.
Fortunately, our bodies came from the factory with built in features designed to detoxify. Those features include the lungs, liver, colon, kidneys and skin. With normal and healthful functioning, those features should perform as they are intended while preventing the accumulation of toxic substances within the body.
However, we are literally organic beings, forced to live within an ever increasingly inorganic environment. We are exposed daily to multiple chemicals such as petroleum based products, cleaning supplies, carbon monoxide, flavorings, additives, preservatives, artificial & natural flavorings, heavy metals, insecticides, pesticides, GMO’s and processed foods, drugs, alcohol and…well, you get the idea.
Ultimately, prolonged exposure to any or all of those chemicals can impair our built in detoxification pathways resulting in poor functioning of those pathways.
Our clinical experience has proven that it is essential to reduce, minimize or eliminate exposure to one or more of those substances to help ensure that you are able to detoxify properly. This greatly enhances your recovery from illness while creating an easier path toward health.
Why do you fill your cars gas tank with high octane fuel? Why do you regularly change the oil in the engine and maintain a good balance of water and antifreeze in the radiator? Why do you maintain ideal tire pressure? Because you want to ensure that your machine on wheels operates as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Proper maintenance will help improve fuel economy, performance and reliability.
In order to improve your body’s health, performance and reliability while boosting your immune system and enhancing its ability to resist disease and speed up recovery, you must fortify!
To fortify is to build a strong nutritional foundation and this is done by consuming clean, healthful, nutrient dense food and drink with various supplements as needed. To fortify also includes regular exercise and plenty of quality sleep along with effective and healthful stress management strategies.
We can test for various nutrient levels to determine what specific deficiencies may be present. We can also test your reactions to various foods, additives, preservatives and flavorings, which will allow us to help you to develop a highly personalized dietary plan that will help your body to function as efficiently as possible.
To fortify can result in increased energy, less fatigue, better sleep, more stable moods, enhanced immune function and an improved sense of well being.
This is the art of not over treating and being patient, allowing the body the opportunity to resume the path toward health at its own pace.
Everyone is at different stages on the Illness-Wellness continuum. Some people are closer to the illness end of the continuum while others are closer to the wellness end. Greater illness results in increased recovery time while lesser illness has a shorter recovery time.
Ultimately, the speed of recovery along the path toward health is dependent upon motivation, discipline and adherence to Identify, Detoxify and Fortify. The human body is naturally infused with a tremendous amount of innate wisdom which allows it to recover at just the right pace after it’s been detoxified and fortified.
The human body is a remarkable collection of tissues, organs, fluids and glands that were designed to be healthy. When we get back to basics through Identify, Detoxify, Fortify and Standby, recovery from illness and a return toward health is typically the logical and biological result.