Nutrition and Orthomolecular Medicine

Our customised approach, First Things First, helps you determine which supplement program is appropriate for their individual needs through Blood Chemistry Studies and Orthomolecular Evaluation.

Blood Chemistry Studies:

Our office offers blood chemistry testing for the evaluation of health, identification and treatment of disease. These studies can include such tests as:

Thyroid panels, mineral evaluation, adrenal function, kidney function, liver enzymes, cardiovascular risk factors such as cholesterol, good cholesterol, homosistene, glucose and bad cholesterol, immunological response, red blood cells, white blood cells and much more.

Since our office evaluates the body's health as a whole, our patients often find our chemistry studies to be much more extensive than common testing in other health care facilities.

Orthomolecular evaluation:

Essentially, the body is a living, healing, organic machine that requires very specific nutrients everyday for energy, healing and growing. When the body experiences deficiencies with these specific nutrients, we become weak, tired, unable to heal well, susceptible to sickness and disease. Conversely, when found early by the Blood Chemistry Studies and these known are deficiencies replenished, we heal grow and are energised.

Orthomolecular medicine which was developed by Linus Pauling, aims to restore the optimum environment of the body by correcting imbalances or deficiencies based on individual biochemistries using substances which are natural to the body such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, trace elements and essential fatty acids. Dr. Gwinnup trained in the science of orthomolecular medicine under Dr.'s Mike Cessna and Jack Kessinger to utilize the orthomolecular principles of Linus Pauling. Our clinic utilizes this form of evaluation and therapy to help correct disease and attain optimal health for our patients.