How can I, or my child, be healthier?
Optimal health and vitality requires a focus on nutrition, hydration, movement, sleep, stress, balance, the immune system, and environmental toxins.
Lives are transformed every day with the transition to an unprocessed, organic whole foods diet which avoids allergic or reactive foods, combined with gut healing and balancing the microbiome, personalized treatment considering underlying genetic and epigenetic strengths and weaknesses, addressing infections and/or imbalances, avoiding and aiding your body to detoxify from toxic chemicals, heavy metals and other toxicants that are all around us.
How is care at Newbridge Clinic different?
A thorough history and comprehensive exam
A thorough history, done well, takes time, and this is one of the gifts of functional medicine, and is often necessary in order do the medical detective work to pinpoint the causes of an individual’s symptoms. We will unravel and make sense of your complicated story starting before you were born, and often before your parents or grandparents were born, when looking at potential epigenetic influences. Often clues in your history lead to the identification of events that came before your symptoms appeared which can give historical clues to key imbalances. A comprehensive physical examination, including a nutritional examination is performed, which can greatly contribute to the understanding of your imbalances and areas we will want to focus on first, on your healing journey.
Standard and specialty functional lab testing and analysis
We offer microbiome analysis, comprehensive digestive stool analysis, small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) breath testing, celiac / gluten intolerance testing, nutritional and micro-nutrient testing, advanced cardio-metabolic testing, food allergy testing, non-IgE / food sensitivity and intolerance testing, environmental allergy and sensitivity testing, adrenal hormone testing, neurotransmitter testing, comprehensive thyroid testing, women’s and men’s hormonal testing, immune testing, testing for underlying infections (bacterial, fungal, spirochete, parasitic, protozoan, viral), environmental chemical testing, MELISA dental/surgical metal incompatibilty testing, heavy metal testing, urine elements, mold biotoxin testing, genetic and single nucleotide polymorphism (snp)testing and analysis, and much more.
Comprehensive written treatment recommendations and support
After taking into consideration your or your child’s unique history, exam, lab results, symptoms and social-emotional-spiritual issues, we thoughtfully develop a comprehensive initial treatment plan accessible through your online patient portal, to help guide you along the healing journey. We also provide support you along the way, with education and support groups, health, lifestyle and nutrition coaching, and referrals to complementary therapies in the community as needed. Along the way, and after observing your/your child’s response to therapy, we will adjust, and sometimes completely overall your treatment plan as needed. Sometimes, when working to heal complex, multi-system chronic conditions/diseases, it is like peeling the layers of an onion, one layer at a time. With the peeling back of each layer, improvements occur, and when all of the layers have been uncovered, optimal health and vitality emerge.
Our daughter had Ulcerative Colitis symptoms starting age 5, and we started seeing Stephanie Belseth CPNP shortly before our
I just had to write to tell Stephanie how well Alex is doing with his diet, exercise and supplements.