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RC: Hello everyone, this is Liz Harvey coming to you from our razorcast™ studios in New York City where we are dedicated to bringing you top quality advice from many of the leading expert professionals across the United States.
In today’s episode we are speaking with Dr. Chris Serafini. Dr. Serafini is the founder of Valley Spinal Care Kierland in Scottsdale, Arizona. A Pennsylvania native, Dr. Chris Serafini is a graduate of Life University in Georgia, though you may best know him from his Channel 3 health news series, “12 Days to Fitness.” Dr. Serafini has also served as the Official Chiropractor of the Gateway Pro Golf Tour.
Dr. Serafini is widely considered to be one of the top chiropractors in the country and he is also a contributing member of our national network of industry professionals.
Today we are going to talk about a very important topic: Nutrition
RC: Hi Dr. Serafini how are you today?
Dr. Chris Serafini: Hello Liz I’m great how are you?
RC: I’m doing great thanks so much for joining us.
Question 1: You conduct Science Based Nutritional Testing with your patients. Why do you use this approach to nutritional counseling?
RC: So you conduct Science Based Nutritional Testing with your patients. Why do you use this approach to nutritional counseling?
Dr. Chris Serafini: I think Science Based Nutrition is really a great comprehensive approach. The natural health solutions are based really on scientific and objective testing that include blood, urine, hair, stool, saliva. The Science Based Nutrition report really provides individual drug-free recommendations and supplements to promote optimum health based on balancing dysfunctions that are identified from the test results.
Question 2: Can you describe some of the tests you perform, like blood work, urine sample, etc.?
RC: Okay and can you describe some of the tests you perform in a little more detail? Like the blood work, the urine sample, etc.?
Dr. Chris Serafini: Sure. We use blood work, urine. Urine just gives us a general kind of assessment of the physiology of the body as a whole. Just a general assessment. The hair analysis, this is really important. We use the hair to really identify if you have any toxic metals in the body. People are exposed to toxic metals all the time, they don’t realize it. They build up in the body and they cause tremendous amount of problems. People understand Alzheimer’s (things like that), there is high levels of aluminum in the brain. But the hair test also gives us what we reference as the ‘essential elements of the body.’ So ‘essential’ meaning what? Essential meaning that they are essential and we should have proper amounts of those. So the hair test, really really informative. Gives us a measurement of essential elements and the toxic metals.
We also use saliva. Saliva gives us a little bit of a pH. Tells us exactly if you’re a little acidic which means a lot of cancer and disease processes thrive in an acidic environment or are you more alkaline or basic which is optimal health. We also use a stool test. The interesting thing about this stool test is it’s not anything more than just going number two in the toilet and put a treated napkin in there and then that treated napkin turns color and if it does turn blue then that tells us that you have blood somewhere in the GI track and you want to monitor that.
Question 3: What do you learn from these test results about a person’s nutritional health?
RC: Okay great and what do you learn from these test results about a person’s nutritional health?
Dr. Chris Serafini: No general screening test is more efficient, effective and affordable than a comprehensive blood chemistry panel. It allows me, the healthcare provider, to really establish a baseline of biomarkers to track health and nutritional needs. Getting a blood test is essential to understanding your current health. The Science Based Nutrition Program is an innovative science-based look at nutritional strengths and weaknesses through an individual’s blood test and analysis of hair, urine and stool. This scientific approach can offer a clear plan for optimum health and as a result of that a new generation of healthcare professionals is really emerging with the tools that can reveal the more subtle imbalances and assist in correcting them.
Question 4: How do you use the test results to develop a diet and nutritional plan?
RC: Okay and how do you use the test results to develop a diet and nutritional plan for someone?
Dr. Chris Serafini: I like to use the analogy like all the testing that we do is kind of like a report card for the body. So you know when we get all these test results back and we look at them, we reference it like you know you have some A’s and you have some B’s and those are great and we don’t really have to worry about those. You have some C’s and we want to monitor those and make sure they don’t creep down but you also have some D’s and F’s and the D’s and F’s are really what we’re going to concentrate on. Once we really focus on the D’s and F’s and bring those up into the A-B range, the patient as a whole really responds really well and really gets healthy really quickly.
Question 5: How often do you re-evaluate a patient to see if your plan is working?
RC: And how often do you re-evaluate a patient to see if your plan is working for them?
Dr. Chris Serafini: Well that’s a great question and I see a lot of patients that come through my office and they’ve been given some instructions or some medications or nutrition and nobody really does a follow-up with them. You know it was one time they got the results, they put them on the plan and that was kind of it.
We really try to strive and re-test our patients every sixty to ninety days. Once we re-test and get the analysis back, we make any changes or revisions but we also can monitor and really determine is the plan working. If it’s not working, we got to figure out why. Majority of the time, when we have the patients follow up with the recommendations that are in the report and they really respond phenomenally well, we try to get that sixty to ninety day look each time so we can make changes or revisions to really keep the progress moving forward.
RC: Okay well thank you so much Dr. Serafini. We know you are extremely busy so I just want to thank you for your time and help today.
Dr. Chris Serafini: Absolutely, I’m glad we could help.
RC: Okay great. Thank you so much Dr. Serafini. We know you’re extremely busy so I just want to say thank you for your time and help today.
Dr. Chris Serafini: Thank you very much for having me.
RC: And for our listeners across the country, if you are interested in speaking with Dr. Chris Serafini, you can either go online at www.TheScottsdaleChiropractor.com or call (480) 443-7678 to schedule an appointment.
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