“The Terrain is Everything”
At the Institute for Human Optimization we appreciate each individual possesses their own unique network of biological systems which has been genetically inherited, environmentally programed and influenced by life experiences. We often make reference to the terrain or milieu of the body which is referring to your inner environment. This inner environment is governed by fundamental homeostatic control systems that regulate this delicate balance. At the core of this inner environment is pH balance. When the body’s terrain becomes too acidic it can create an environment for pathogens to flourish and grow, and for toxins to accumulate.
Vis Medicatrix Naturae
“Trust in the body’s inherent wisdom to heal itself”
Primum Non Nocere
Utilize the most natural, least invasive and least toxic therapies
“Look beyond the symptoms to the underlying cause”
Educate patients in the steps to achieving and maintaining health
Focus on overall health, well and disease prevention.
Treat the Whole Person
View the body as an integrated whole in all its physical and spiritual dimensions
“For more than two millennia, medicine has maintained its aspiration of being personalized. In ancient times, Hippocrates combined an assessment of the four humors- blood, phlegm, yellow bile and black bile – to determine the best course of treatment for each patient. Today, the sequences of the four chemical building blocks that comprise DNA, coupled with telltale proteins in the blood, enable more accurate medical predictions.”
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