IV Vitamin Therapy, a Key Element to Optimal Health!

September 25, 2017

We are thrilled to be the featured “Business of the Month” at River Valley Bank! It’s been an honor. THANKS to the fine people at RVB!!

On the table this week, look for:

*Health information, pertinent to the season.

*Raffle drawing for $50 off your initial visit at UPHM!

*Free stuff: pens, stickers, etc.

For this week, we are highlighting IV vitamin therapy.

We are designed for optimal functioning, a level of performance at the cellular level which depends on supporting our biochemistry…healthy nutritional intake AND absorption, reduced toxic exposure, adequate internal detoxification, healthy genetic basis for functioning enzymes, time in nature, time to rest/recover, and restorative sleep. At UPHM, we touch on all of the above, and more.

Lab tests are part of our evaluation of people with “sub-optimal functioning,” in whatever way it’s defined by the individual. In certain individuals, especially those who may be eating healthy, or already taking supplements, they are often surprised when we discover nutrient deficiencies. In these cases, we offer IV nutrient therapies (most commonly Myers’ IV) in our office. We “bypass” the GI system and deliver nutrients directly to cells via the bloodstream.

Studies have shown that IV vitamin C can achieve serum levels that deliver antiviral protection, benefit the immune system, and provide antihistamine protection. We frequently administer IV vitamin C to treat viral infections (like “the flu”) and to help improve patients’ immune system function. The adrenal glands have the highest concentration of vitamin C in the body. IV vitamin C is a valuable tool for those suffering from adrenal dysfunction.

IV hydrogen peroxide can help oxygenate the bloodstream. Infections and cancer do not like oxygen. These IV’s are particularly effective for infectious conditions of the lungs and intestines, as well as for improving fatigue.

IV chelation, most often with EDTA, is effective for helping remove toxic heavy metals. Examples of these toxins we commonly see in testing include cadmium, lead, and mercury. Accumulation of heavy metals bogs down our detox systems, blocks key biochemical reactions, and increases oxidative stress at the cellular level.

Dr. Doughty has trained with leaders in IV nutrient therapies and chelation, and he routinely sees patients for whom IV’s are prescribed and beneficial. These treatments are provided at UPHM under his supervision after a patient’s history, physical exam, and lab results are well-understood.

At UPHM, we test nutrient levels so we know how to guide our patients to an optimal level. We are also testing an array of toxins, and evaluating the body’s “detox system.” Like most health issues, there is NOT a “one size fits all” that accurately meets our needs. It’s this customized attention that sets us apart from other health approaches.

More than the time we spend, the history we gather, and the lab tests we perform (all of which SET US APART from usual medical approaches), it’s perhaps our IV therapies that distinguish UPHM as helping optimize human function in a superior fashion!

For more information on research we’re doing with EDTA chelation in patients with heart disease and diabetes, see www.tact2.org or the display on our table at River Valley Bank.