Patient Care Library

TELOMERE / AGING TESTING


HOW FAST ARE YOU AGING?

Telomere testing reveals a window to your cellular age.

What are telomeres?

Telomeres are sections of DNA at the end of each chromosome that serve as a cap to your genetic material. Every time a cell replicates, its telomere will become shorter. Shorter telomeres imply a shorter life span for a cell.

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HORMONAL BALANCE FOR SEX HORMONES AND THYROID HORMONES


I utilize a comprehensive male and female hormone panel that reveals the overall state of hormonal balance in my patients.  Like nutrients, hormones influence all aspects of health and disease - mood, sleep, metabolism, immunity, heart health and appearance. An imbalance of one hormone can initiate a cascade of events that alters all the other hormones, so a comprehensive look at hormone status is key. A few of the hormones...

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MICRONUTRIENT TEST


Nutritional balance plays a key role in optimal wellness, chronic disease prevention and managing the aging process.

  • Do you find yourself feeling stressed, tired and maybe a little depressed?
  • Do you take prescription medicines to alleviate symptoms of certain conditions, but wonder why the condition exists at all?
  • Do you want to boost your immune system now, to possibly prevent chronic disease later? 
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CARDIOMETABOLIC TESTING


Cardiovascular disease is currently the leading cause of death. Standard cholesterol tests can miss that YOU are at risk. The CardioMetabolic test that I utilize offers a clinically relevant evaluation to help define risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), progression toward Type 2 Diabetes, and inflammation. It includes an Advanced Lipoprotein Particle Profile™ Plus (LPPTM Plus), which measures lipoprotein size and density; cardiovascular risk stratification; and also includes triglycerides and traditional cholesterol screening.

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YOU SAY YOU’RE EATING HEALTHY? YOUR SURE?


What if you eating something generally thought to be healthy like broccoli, but in YOUR body it causes inflammation. Now it’s no longer healthy.

Every individual is different, and every individual reacts differently to each food. The food you eat will either enhance your proper body chemistry or disrupt it and cause inflammation. In fact, in once study 95% of the people tested show that at least one food they eat regularly caused an inflammatory reaction in their body. A common misconception is...

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LIVER HEALTH



As a physician I’m always looking for effective natural treatments for diseases and In this case Liver disease. I’ve noticed new patients coming to my office with a multitude of symptoms. Many have already been seen by traditional medicine doctors and are told they can’t find anything. The patient KNOWS they aren’t feeling well and that something is wrong. My job is to keep looking until I find the cause for the symptoms. This year I had the opportunity to have a medical devise in my clinic to conduct some research looking at liver health.

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Dr. Worden's Philosophy


You may have cancer but it doesn’t have you. Having treated hundreds of current cancer patient’s and survivors, including personal friends and family members, Dr. Donese Worden is on a mission to give back the choice, the power, and the decisions to the one person who matters most in these situations - the patient!

Dr. Worden is renowned for identifying and helping to bring unique healing modalities and therapies from abroad to the United States, putting her on the vanguard of integrated, naturopathic medicine. She is an award-winning physician and global health educator who expertly and compassionately...

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Press-pulse - a novel therapeutic strategy for the metabolic management of cancer


Background: A shift from respiration to fermentation is a common metabolic hallmark of cancer cells. As a result, glucose and glutamine become the prime fuels for driving the dysregulated growth of tumors. The simultaneous occurrence of “Press-Pulse” disturbances was considered the mechanism responsible for reduction of organic populations during prior evolutionary epochs. Press disturbances produce chronic stress, while pulse disturbances produce acute stress on populations. It was only when both disturbances coincide that population  education occurred.

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BOTANICAL MEDICINE


Botanical medicine is the use of plants in many forms for medicinal purposes. A resurgence of scientific research in Europe and Asia is demonstrating that some plant substances are superior to synthetic drugs in clinical situations. Botanical medicine is safe, gentle and effective for many medical conditions including ... READ MORE >
ACUPUNCTURE


Acupuncture originated in China more than 2,000 years ago, making it one of the oldest and most commonly used medical procedures in the world. Acupuncture is a safe, effective, and lasting means of treating many conditions, from pain management to aesthetics to nausea and vomiting to smoking cessation.  READ MORE >
CLINICAL NUTRITION


Let your food be your medicine and medicine your food” is one of the foundations on which naturopathic medicine is built. Many medical conditions can be treated as effectively with foods and nutritional supplements as they can by any other means, but with fewer complications and side effects.  READ MORE >
COUNSELING AND STRESS MANAGEMENT


Mental attitudes and emotional states can be important elements in healing and disease. Understanding how your emotions are influencing your physical symptoms can be a necessary step in the healing process. READ MORE >
HOMEOPATHY


Homeopathy was developed by Samuel Hahnemann in the 1840′s. Homeopathy is a system of medicine founded on the concept of “like cures like”. Small energetic doses of medicines that are specifically selected based on your individual symptoms are given to stimulate the body’s own healing ability.  READ MORE >
MINOR SURGERY


Minor surgery refers to the removal of skin tags, warts, moles, and freckles for cosmetic purposes. READ MORE >
PHARMACEUTICALS


Though often used as a last resort, we do write prescriptions for our patients when medically necessary. READ MORE >
PHYSICAL MEDICINE


The mechanical alignment of the body can affect nervous system function and overall health. Also, many acute and chronic pain syndromes are the result of structural misalignments. Gentle, manual adjustment of misaligned body structures can produce profound healing effects.  READ MORE >
ACUPUNCTURE WITH COLOR THERAPY


Acupuncture originated in China more than 2,000 years ago, making it one of the oldest and most commonly used medical procedures in the world. Numerous studies have shown that acupuncture is a safe, effective, and lasting means of relieving pain. READ MORE >
TRIGGER POINT THERAPY


Trigger Point Therapy is used to treat painful areas of muscle that contain trigger points, or knots of muscle that form when muscles do not relax. Trigger points may irritate the nerves around them and cause referred pain, or pain that is felt in another part of the body. A small needle is inserted into the trigger point... READ MORE >