Treatments

Functional Medicine Available in Houston, TX

MEDICAL CONDITIONS

  • Adrenal Fatigue (HPA Axis Dysfunction)
  • Acne
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Conditions
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Depression, Anxiety, and Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive Disorders (Leaky Gut Syndrome, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Acid Reflux)
  • Elevated Cholesterol
  • Environmental Allergies/Asthma
  • Environmental Toxicity/Mold Toxicity/Heavy Metal Toxicity
  • Female Disorders (Premenstrual Syndrome, Menopause, Polycystic Ovarian Disease, Irregular Menstruation,)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Food Allergies/Celiac Disease/Gluten Sensitivity
  • Genetic Testing
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Heart Health/Hypertension
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Metabolic Syndrome, Pre-diabetes
  • Migraines and Headaches
  • Osteoporosis
  • Poor Memory and Cognitive Problems
  • Sleep/Insomnia
  • Others…

HEALTH MAINTENANCE

HEALTHY AGING:  At My Pure MD, we believe in disease prevention. Imbalances in cellular function occur long before disease manifestation. If you currently have no major complaints and are simply interested in optimizing your health and preventing disease in the future, we offer yearly in depth analysis of your micro nutrient status and assess any abnormalities in you cellular function. We then design targeted personalized nutrition and supplement programs to bring your body back in balance and recharge your metabolism.

HEALTHY WEIGHT: Excessive weight resistant to conventional diet and exercise programs may have many underlying reasons, like hormonal and metabolic imbalances, changes in your gut microbiome, leaky gut, chronic inflammation, nutritional insufficiency, and environmental toxins. There is no quick pill that fixes all the underlying causes.

At My Pure MD, we do advanced functional testing to determine the precise reasons for excessive weight and based on your results, we develop personalized nutrition and supplement programs that aim to balance your body’s chemistry and bring you back to your ideal weight.


LABS WE OFFER

  • Food allergy testing / evaluation for Celiac disease
  • Stool testing and microbiome analysis (using DNA PCR technology)
  • Evaluation for leaky gut and SIBO
  • Genetic testing
  • Complete Hormone testing (including cortisol, DHEA, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, thyroid & melatonin)
  • Micronutrient testing
  • Organic acids profile (including analysis of mitochondrial energy production, detoxification, methylation, neurotransmitter production, carbohydrate & fat metabolism, oxidative stress evaluation)
  • Advanced cardio lipid testing (including genetic testing to identify high risk groups)
  • Advanced evaluation of inflammation
  • Mercury and Heavy Metal testing
  • Mold testing
  • Environmental Toxins testing
  • Other basic labs (CBC, CMP, HBA1C, basic lipid testing, urinalysis, ESR, CRP, vitamin D levels, and autoimmune evaluation)

Mold Toxicity

Most people have heard of mold. We know that when we see it on our food – whether it is bread, cheese, or fruit – it’s a sign that the item has spoiled and should be thrown away. We know that it is not safe to eat. However, we probably don’t think about the danger of simply being close to it, such as if there is mold somewhere in our homes. Mold toxicity can harm one’s physical and mental health. It can sometimes be hard to tell when you’ve been exposed to it, but being aware of some signs can help protect your well-being.

What is mold toxicity?

Mold can generally be found anywhere there is moisture. While small amounts of exposure can be harmless, being exposed to mold for a prolonged length of time, or to some of the poisonous substances that molds produce, can have adverse effects on your health. This is a condition known as mold toxicity, presenting symptoms such as:

  • Fatigue
  • Joint pain
  • Headaches
  • Brain fog
  • Anxiety
  • Allergies
  • Chronic infections
  • Autoimmune disorders

If you observe any of these symptoms in yourself or a loved one, seek medical attention promptly.

Mold toxicity and Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease is generally known as a neurodegenerative condition that affects an individual’s memory. There is not an exact cause of Alzheimer’s – several factors can increase or decrease one’s chances of being affected by the disease. Recently, it was found that the disease has three subtypes: inflammatory, non-inflammatory, and cortical. This last subtype, cortical, is often inhalational, caused by exposure to mycotoxins associated with molds. The result of this exposure is the development of symptoms of either the subtype 3 of Alzheimer’s or a syndrome called chronic inflammatory response syndrome, or CIRS. The good news about potentially identifying a cause of at least one subtype of Alzheimer’s is that there is a greater chance of being able to treat it.

Treating CIRS and Alzheimer’s disease (subtype 3)

A protocol will have to be used to treat either disease. One main part of the protocol is removing the exposure to mold. This can be done by having an annual inspection performed on your home for mold, maintaining a humidity of no higher than 50 percent in the home, and using an air purifier in the areas you most frequent.