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Metabolic Restoration Program

What is metabolism?

“Metaboli++++sm” is the sum of all cellular activity that happens in our body to keep us alive, it is the fundamental core of our existence as biologic organisms. When metabolic processes take place, they create and use energy for growth, repair, and elimination to maintain balance and integrate our 12 organ systems.
Why do we develop metabolic disorders?
The cellular energy created during metabolic processes requires a countless number of biochemical reactions to take place and if these reactions are repeatedly disrupted over time, it inhibits cellular function and we see a decline in the associated organ systems. Metabolic dysfunction can manifest in different ways but elevated blood pressure, impaired glucose tolerance, and chronic fatigue are the most common signs and symptoms. Unfortunately, we don’t always see the symptoms of metabolic decline until it’s been happening for years, sometimes decades.
Metabolism
How do we improve metabolic function?

Metabolic function is directly affected by several lifestyle factors including sleep habits, eating schedule, time spent sitting, and perceived stress levels. Making lifestyle adjustments can have a profound effect on our metabolic profile but creating new habits is easier said than done. We all know sleep is important and we shouldn’t eat pastries all day but the myriad of health information and home|work|social environments that don’t support the “healthy choice” make lifestyle adjustments feel like a constant battle. Daily schedules and obligations vary from person to person so the logistics of adopting new habits is highly specific, even for two individuals living in the same household. In addition, each of us has a unique combination of physical, mental, and emotional needs, which can be difficult to identify and organize on our own. Our team of metabolic specialists recognize these challenges and are equipped with the tools and resources needed to make sustainable lifestyle adjustments to improve your quality of life.
Our Specialists:
  • Shannon Price-Schwartz, MD
  • Chris Lewinski, MD
  • Bobby Ardila, PA-C, MPAS, AAPA, FAPA
  • Kelly Marshall, MS, RD, CDCES, EP-C
Metabolic Restoration Program Highlights:
  • Comprehensive approach to optimizing metabolic function.
  • Personalized care plan based on your health goals and medical history.
  • Access to the tools and resources you need to THRIVE!
  • Collaborate with our team of specialists to create a feasible program design.

Selection of services for a customized experience:
  • Glucose Monitoring: Collect objective, actionable data to guide lifestyle adjustments
  • Holistic Lifestyle Strategies: Collaborative space for prioritizing and implementing adjustments
  • PIR Therapy: Jumpstart the metabolic restoration process, treat existing metabolic disorders
Metabolic Syndrome

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Glucose Monitoring

Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Experience

Blood glucose isn’t just about diabetes! Our bodies work hard to maintain blood glucose levels the same way it regulates heart rate and body temperature within a tight range. Everything we do affects our blood glucose levels, NOT just what we eat and drink. Wearing a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) is like creating a window into our metabolism, it gives us immediate feedback we can use to hone in on our lifestyle habits and make specific behavioral adjustments.
Continuous glucose monitoring provides information to guide decisions affecting our health and wellbeing. It allows us to observe our body’s unique response to environmental factors and adjust our lifestyle accordingly. Easier said than done, right?!? That’s why our CGM experience is led by a team of metabolic specialists that oversee the process from start to finish and offer support along the way. You will interpret your glucose data together to identify and prioritize areas of interest and create lifestyle strategies for sustainable change. The information you collect can be used to guide recommendations for sleep habits, food choices, meal timing, physical activity, and stress management. Our CGM experience is offered as 2, 4, and 6 week programs, schedule a consultation HERE to learn more about what’s included in each program and how it can be tailored to meet your individual needs.
How does this CGM experience differ from remote programs online?
  • Personalized consultation to ensure you get the most out of your CGM sensor wear time.
  • Programming tailored to your unique lifestyle and health needs.
  • Customized tips for using phone app to collect meaningful information.
  • Access to resources for integrating and maintaining recommendations.
  • Face to face accountability with our team of metabolic specialists.
  • Option to receive real time guidance for interpreting and responding to glucose trends.
Glucose Monitoring
Our Specialists:
  • Kelly Marshall, MS, RD, CDCES, EP-C

CGM Experience Program Highlights:

  • Gain insight into how your lifestyle choices affect your health status.
  • Adjust daily habits to align with natural body rhythms.
  • Determine the best framework for food selection and meal timing.
  • Track improvements as you implement suggested lifestyle strategies.
  • Observe the effects of stress and sleep quality on your glucose trends.
  • Utilize trend data to optimize performance and enhance recovery.
  • Obtain information to fine tune your diabetes medication regimen.
Glucose Monitoring

Lifestyle Strategies

Holistic Lifestyle Strategies

Holistic living goes beyond our physical wellbeing, it incorporates the health of our relationships, the environments we exist in, and how we mentally and emotionally move through our human experience. The 8 Dimensions of Wellness concept is a helpful tool for understanding what it means to take a “holistic approach” to wellness but when it comes to balancing these dimensions in our daily lives we need to remember that balance doesn’t always mean equal. Like the stones from a riverbed precisely stacked to form a natural work of art, we can create order and balance in various proportions when we are mindful about how to position the pieces in relation to each other.

Holistic Lifestyle Strategies

What does it mean to live holistically?
Holistic living goes beyond our physical wellbeing, it incorporates the health of our relationships, the environments we exist in, and how we mentally and emotionally move through our human experience. The 8 Dimensions of Wellness concept is a helpful tool for understanding what it means to take a “holistic approach” to wellness but when it comes to balancing these dimensions in our daily lives we need to remember that balance doesn’t always mean equal. Like the stones from a riverbed precisely stacked to form a natural work of art, we can create order and balance in various proportions when we are mindful about how to position the pieces in relation to each other.
Lifestyle Strategies
Our Specialists:
  • Kelly Marshall, MS, RD, CDCES, EP-C

Strategy Session Highlights:

  • Cultivate awareness about current habits and perceptions.
  • Identify imbalances within the 8 Dimensions of Wellness.
  • Create daily habits that align with your natural rhythms.
  • Determine the ideal eating approach for your metabolic profile.
  • Design a personalized movement practice for functional strength and mobility.
  • Evaluate sleep hygiene and make adjustments to current routine.
  • Adopt simple mindfulness practices to improve quality of life.

Insulin Resensitization

PIR Therapy

Physician-Directed Physiologic Insulin Resensitization (PIR) is a groundbreaking therapy that targets the root cause of metabolic disorders. Because it acts at the cellular level, PIR therapy has a wide range of benefits depending on the individual’s metabolic profile and overall health status. PIR is not limited to people living with diabetes, insulin sensitivity is a fundamental determinant of overall health because it facilitates glucose entering the cell for energy production. It is the disruption of this process that results in metabolic disorders and the decline we have come to associate with aging. Individuals receiving PIR therapy report improvements in blood pressure, HbA1c level, neuropathy symptoms, energy levels, and mood. Schedule a consultation with one of our metabolic specialists HERE to learn what PIR therapy looks like for you!
Normal Physiology
Cellular communication is coordinated and glucose can enter the cell to be used as energy for optimal metabolic function.
Abnormal Physiology
Cellular communication is disrupted, glucose builds up in the bloodstream, and energy production declines.
Restored Physiology
PIR therapy mimics our natural insulin delivery to reestablish cellular communication and optimize energy production.
How does it work?
Physiologic Insulin Resensitization (PIR) is an infusion therapy that targets the root cause of metabolic disorders by mimicking they body’s natural rhythms. What makes this modality unique is using insulin as a hormone communicator, versus a medication to treat elevated glucose levels. Using insulin this way improves cellular energy production, which optimizes metabolic function. Through increasing cellular energy, PIR therapy is designed to repair and regenerate the body’s cells. Over time this cellular restoration extends to the organs, helping the body return to a more natural physiologic state.
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Our Specialists:
 
  • Shannon Price-Schwartz, MD
  • Chris Lewinski, MD
  • Jennifer
  • Kelly Marshall, MS, RD, CDCES, EP-C
  • Shawn Bannister, MS, CRNA, APRN, CCRN
 

Patient Reported Outcomes

  • 95% experienced improvements with neuropathy symptoms
  • 63% saw a reduction in HbA1c level
  • 41% were able to reduce the amount of medication they’re taking
  • 76% had improvements in at least one metabolic disorder related symptom
Improvements