Nutrition

Dr. Ziemba offers Nutritional counseling and Functional Medicine evaluations. Dr. Ziemba may utilize several types of diagnostic studies to discover nutritional deficiencies and metabolic imbalance. Blood tests, saliva tests, food sensitivity tests, and stool analysis are some of the ways used to check for nutritional and metabolic problems. These problems often lead to low energy, slower healing, premature aging, and degenerative diseases. Genetic testing is also an important procedure to check and see if your body may have problems with cedrtain metabolic processes, such as methylation pathways, or creating enzymes, or Vitamin D synthesis. Genetics can be tested by use of saliva test through "23andme" company.

Nutritional imbalance has also been linked to many autoimmune disorders (fibromyalgia, lupus, Chrons, rheumatoid arthritis, and MS) and Metabolic conditions such as Diabetes and Hypothyroidism.

Dr. Ziemba will provide recommendations for supplements, vitamins or minerals, diet, and possibly other lifestyle changes to benefit your health care needs. Each patient is considered unique and evaluated and advised on their specific individual needs.

INITIAL CONSULTATION for FUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENT: includes consulation, physical examination, and review of previous blood work or other diagnostic testing: $125 per hour.

Weight Loss: Ideal Protein

Ideal Protein is a medically designed weight loss method which utilizes two key components - Weight loss through diet and by promoting healthier lifestyle education to assist you in losing weight and keeping it off. The program is a low carbohydrate/ high protein diet which allows you to eat foods you prepare, and supplement with daily high protein Ideal Protein foods. Ideal protein offers a variety of easy to use snacks and foods, including oatmeal, pudding, shakes, chips, and soups.

The Ideal Protein method was developed over two decades ago and has been evolving ever since. This protocol is the recommended weight loss method in over 3,000 Professional Establishments worldwide. It has been used by Olympic athletes, and has been found to be very successful.

To schedule an appointment or if you have any questions please call us at Health and Wellness Center of Port St. Lucie at (772) 336-1770

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Explanation of in house tests:

Nutritional Risk Assessment Test: check for nutritional deficiencies and metabolic imbalance. Some tests are performed in office, such as urine, saliva PH, and blood pressure. The doctor may send you out for blood work, or give you take home kits for saliva or stool testing. A nutritional risk assessment will be done prior to any testing, by first having a consultation and physical with the doctor.

URINE TESTS:

Digestion: This test determines the undigested foods in the bowel, inflammation in the bowel, and excessive bad bacteria in the bowel. This means your digestion is slow, and food is “rotting” in your bowel, allowing bad bacteria to form. This leads to toxins developing, which can affect your absorption of nutrients, and affect your overall health, including symptoms of skin rash, allergies, and stomach problems.

Free Radicals: This test determines the free radical damage which is occurring in your body. Excessive free radicals can cause stress to the liver, kidneys, and contribute to onset of cancer, it also ages the skin, and is associated with degenerative diseases, such as arthritis, and heart disease.

Calcium: This test determines if your kidneys are excreting calcium in the urine. If you are, you may develop osteoporosis later. Calcium is vital for heart beat, muscle contraction, producing hormones, and energy metabolism, as well as bone growth and repair. This test helps determine if you are low in calcium or if you are losing calcium too fast.

Vitamin C Test: This test will determine if you are deficient in vitamin C. Vitamin C is crucial to immune system, vascular health, joints and connective tissue, and is a powerful anti-oxidant.

Urine Chemistry Tests: The chemistry strip tests 10 things- specific gravity, PH, white blood cells, nitrates, protein, glucose, ketones, urobilinogen, bilirubin, and blood. These help rule out serious disorders, such as kidney damage, liver problems, diabetes, infection, and PH imbalance.

BLOOD:


Blood tests may be ordered though local labs to check for Cholesterol, Glucose, liver enzymes, anemia, hormones, and more . Diet and supplements may be recommended if abnormal findings.

ADRENAL SUFFICIENCY TEST:

This tests for abnormal drop or rise in blood pressure from sitting to standing. A drop is considered “orthostatic hypotension”, usually due to lack of electrolytes in the blood. A high rise is due to hyper active adrenals - often from stimulants like caffeine, sugar, or artificial sweeteners.

Saliva Test: PH test strip to check for high acid or high alkalinity. Most people tend to be too acidic, due to poor dietary habits. High chronic acidity leads to increase in degenerative disease, such as arthritis, arteriosclerosis, and skin wrinkles.