Our Philosophy and Mission

Grounded in traditional Hippocratic teachings combined with the latest advancements in precision personalized medicine, The Institute for Human Optimization intends to empower patients to unlock their healing potential. We provide essential tools, resources, education, needed to recapture vitality through informed wellness practices.

The Institute for Human Optimization seeks to DEFINE wellness utilizing a N of 1, personalized approach.

N-of-1 or single subject clinical trials consider an individual patient as the sole unit of observation in a study investigating the efficacy or side-effect profiles of different interventions…. The ultimate goal of an n-of-1 trial is to determine the optimal or best intervention for an individual patient using objective data-driven criteria.

Lillie EO, Patay B, Diamant J, Issell B, Topol EJ, Schork NJ. The n-of-1 clinical trial: the ultimate strategy for individualizing medicine? Personalized medicine. 2011;8(2):161-173. doi:10.2217/pme.11.7.

The Institute for Human Optimization provides the most comprehensive Scientifically Data Driven Personalized Wellness. No matter where you’re at in life, it’s never too late to reset your baseline levels of health to improve vitality.

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.

The Healing Power of Nature

Vis Medicatrix Naturae
“Trust in the body’s inherent wisdom to heal itself”

First do No Harm

Primum Non Nocere
Utilize the most natural, least invasive and least toxic therapies

Identify and Treat the Causes

Tolle Causam
“Look beyond the symptoms to the underlying cause”

Doctor as Teacher

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

Historical Precedent

“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.” The Personalized Medicine Report 2017 Opportunity, Challenges, and the Future philosophy Hippocratic Pillars of Medicine healing-power-of-nature