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A holistic approach to health includes addressing the body, mind, emotion, and spirit, as well as social and environmental inputs. Dr. Roberts treats each person as unique and works to form a partnership-plan that truly addresses patient’s goals.
Dr. Roberts combines the best of conventional medicine with complementary and alternative medical therapies for which there is evidence of safety and effectiveness. Patients receive advanced medical testing, simple dietary changes, natural supplement recommendations, as well as prescription medications when appropriate.
What is IV Nutrient Therapy?
IV nutrient therapy is the process of giving vital nutrients to the body via the bloodstream by accessing the vein with a small needle. Treatments range from a 10 minute push to a 3 hour drip depending on what is being given. IV nutrient therapy is a way of getting vitamins, amino acids, minerals and other nutrients into the bloodstream quickly. It takes no work on the part of the digestive system. This is a great benefit for those who have digestive issues or who cannot tolerate oral supplementation. There are also times when the body is so deficient that oral supplementation is not enough. Using the IV route of administration allows for maximum concentration of nutrients to reach tissues that need it the most.
How does it work?
The nutrients in the IV solutions are absorbed directly by your cells without having to go through the digestive process. This means that nutrients are absorbed more quickly and at higher concentrations than oral supplementation. Due to the high concentration of nutrients in the IV solution compared to the cells in your body, the "concentration gradient" allows active transport of the nutrients into every cell rapidly and efficiently, thus stimulating your cells to achieve optimal health.
Having IV nutrient repletion leads to a rapid increase in the nutrient levels in the center of the cells where they are most needed. This can "kick start" the metabolism. Cells now have enough energy to eliminate accumulated toxins. This process may lead to a detoxification reaction, bringing about symptoms of fatigue, nausea, headache and bowel changes. These are temporary. Cellular healing at the root level starts happening when the cells have the nutrients they need to function properly. Homeostasis (a balance of nutrients inside the cells and toxins out of the cells) is achieved quickly and effectively with IV nutrient therapy.
What are the benefits of IV Nutrient Therapy?
IV nutrient therapy has been prescribed for decades for people with malabsorption syndrome (such as gastritis, ulcers, IBS, Crohn's and colitis), heavy metal toxicity, chronic fatigue, infections, mood disorders, neurologic conditions, diabetes, hepatitis, and cancer.
Common Protocols used but not limited to:
The Meyer's Cocktail itself has been effective as an immune system booster in treating the most difficult chronic infections such as Lyme disease, Epstein Barr and Hepatitis. It is also important in management of severe pain associated with chronic degenerative arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. Often depression, anxiety, insomnia chronic fatigue syndrome and other neurological disorders are helped greatly by the nutrients in the Meyer's Cocktail. Contains Vitamin C, essential minerals, and B vitamins.
IV VITAMIN C
High dose IV Vitamin C can be an important adjunctive therapy in treating cancer. Numerous studies have shown that Vitamin C at very high doses intravenously acts as a chemotherapeutic agent specific to cancer cells and not to normal healthy cells. IV Vitamin C can also be used as a powerful agent in treating infections and boosting the immune system. Screening for G6PD deficiency is required before treatment. The vitamin C used is non-corn/GMO based.
Glutathione is the most powerful detoxifier and antioxidant produced by the liver. With repeated inflammation, liver conditions, or environmental stress it can easily become depleted. Research has shown that one of the best methods for bioavailability is by intravenous administration. Glutathione can be combined with Phosphatidylcholine, which potentiates the antioxidant effect of both agents. This combined treatment is commonly used for Hepatitis C and neurologic conditions.
Chelation therapy uses substances that bind to and eliminate toxic metals from the body. The most common metals are lead, mercury, arsenic and cadmium. The ill effects of heavy metals are numerous, but include conditions such as auto-immunity, thyroid and endocrine disorders, cardiovascular dysfunction, chronic fatigue, poor immune function, poor memory, and environmental sensitivity. Determining the level of heavy metals in the body typically requires a urine test to measure your degree of heavy metal burden. Depending on the type of metals detected, chelation can be done using the appropriate IV or oral chelating agent. Intravenous chelation therapy can remove the atherosclerotic plaque and restore normal vascular function.
ARE THERE ANY COMPLICATIONS FROM IV THERAPY?
Local complications and more systemic complications can occur. Local complications such as pain at the site of injection can occur as well as swelling of the area if the IV fluid has leaked into the surrounding injection site tissue. Bruising can occur at the site of injection. Occasionally, a vein may become irritated or inflamed. This is called phlebitis. Most other local complications will resolve with very little intervention.
Systemic complications include anaphylactic allergy to a substance, vasovagal response (fainting spells), systemic infections, and increase stress on heart and kidneys if there is a previous history of kidney or heart conditions. Generally, IV nutrition therapy is well tolerated with minimum occurrences of complications.
Low Dose Allergen Therapy (LDA)
Low Dose Allergy therapy (LDA) is a treatment for “turning off” an overactive immune system. This applies to allergies, autoimmune diseases or any process in which the immune system is activated. LDA involves getting an injection in the office every 2 months, eventually being able to spread the injections out to once or twice per year. LDA is different because is uses much lower concentrations of allergens and may be used to treat not only inhalant allergies, but also allergies to foods, chemicals and certain autoimmune or overactive immune conditions.
Following the administration of the LDA, there is an increase in T regulator cells (Treg). The Treg cells address inappropriate cellular responses to substances promoted by CD4 (helper), CD8 (killer) and B Cells (this is where the immune system has been trying to protect you from things like food, environmental inhalants or even your own tissues
LDA is a safe and effective procedure for relief of immune reactions including:
Environmental Inhalant Allergies (Dog, Dust, Hay fever, Mold etc.) and Chemical Sensitivities
Food Allergies (IgE / non IgE)
Food and Inhalant Related conditions
IBS, Inflammatory Bowel (Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis)
Chronic Ear Infections, Tonsillitis
Dermatitis, Eczema, Psoriasis, Rosacea
Asthma, Pharyngitis, Rhinitis, Sinusitis
Food triggered Headaches and Migraines.
Auto Immune Diseases
Chronic Joint and Muscle Pain
LDA treatments are given at 8 week intervals (allowing the T cells to mature) for 6- 18 sessions (about 2 years) depending on your symptoms.
IV Ozone Major Autohemotherapy is a treatment where a portion of your blood is mixed with medical grade ozone gas and put back into the body. It provides a powerful boost to your immune system. It directly targets viruses, bacteria, fungus, and cancer cells while improving healthy cells. It is a broad spectrum, effective, and safe treatment.
Ozone is a gas made from oxygen. While oxygen in the air we breathe has two molecules of oxygen (O2) bound together, ozone is made of three oxygen molecules (O3).
Ozone occurs naturally in the earth’s upper atmosphere as well here on the ground, secondary to UV light striking water vapor and lightning strikes mixing with air. You may have noted the fresh smell of ozone after a thunderstorm.
Making ozone involves putting energy into the air. More specifically an electric charge is applied to oxygen, which converts it to ozone. Medical ozone generators are very precise and the concentration of ozone is well controlled.
At high doses, ozone works by oxidation. Because of this it can destroy bacteria, viruses, parasites, amoeba, mold, fungus, and also break down harmful chemicals and impurities. It is far more powerful than other sanitizers such as chlorine yet leaves no harmful chemicals or byproducts behind, and when used properly and in the proper amounts, it is completely non-toxic.
Industrial ozone applications include broad use for water and air purification, food preservation and agriculture applications.
Medical ozone mechanisms of action include:
Inactivation of bacteria, viruses, fungi, yeast and protozoa
Stimulation of oxygen metabolism
Activation of the immune system
Stimulation of cellular energy production
Lowering of oxidation in the body
These actions allow ozone to be used for many conditions such as:
Topical wounds and infections
Any chronic degenerative disease!
Ozone really should be thought of as supporting numerous biochemical processes rather than simply used for a specific disease.
For medical use ozone is produced from medical grade oxygen and is administered in precise therapeutic doses, by topical application, injection into joint spaces, or mixing directly with patient’s blood. Insufflation into the rectum or vaginal cavity is another way to administer ozone. Dr Roberts can set patients up with home devices when appropriate.
Ozone has been extensively studied and used in medicine for over 100 years. It has proven a safe and effective treatment.
Clinical Nutrition & Supplementation
- Therapeutic dietary interventions and cleansing protocols custom tailored to each patient. Specializing in paleo and cyclic ketosis
- High quality nutritional supplements
- Combining ancient herbal knowledge with current scientific research to provide the best therapeutic effects
- Treatments may include teas, tinctures, capsules or topical preparations
- Using powerful, energetically-based medicine to stimulate the body's ability to heal itself
- Medicines based on the principle of "Like Cures Like" to address acute and chronic illness
Biotherapeutic Drainage is a type of detox, both gentle yet profound, that aids in the elimination of toxins and waste products, restoring balance to the body. The main remedies used in this system are the Unda numbered compounds. Created in Switzerland by physicians in the 1920-30’s, these homeopathic drainage formulas are composed of a synergistic blend of plants and minerals that promote proper elimination of toxins and wastes. In addition to the Unda numbers, additional herbal formulations, including gemmotherapies and phytogen formulas may be used to further facilitate drainage and balance in affected organ systems.
Each Unda numbered compound contains a unique blend of plants and minerals that focus on a particular organ or organ system. The plants act as guides in these formulas due to the affinity plants have for specific organ systems (e.g., Juniper for the genitourinary tract, Hawthorne for the cardiovascular system). In this way, the plants carry the mineral component to the appropriate organ system, and the mineral provides a therapeutic effect through facilitating localized enzymatic activity. Thereby, Undas aid in optimizing biochemical function at the cellular level within specific organ systems.
Specialty Lab Testing
Getting to the “root cause” of an illness or symptom often requires specialized testing not typically available by conventional medicine
Dr. Roberts testing menu includes:
Aging: Testosterone, Growth Hormone, Adrenal (Pregnenolone & DHEA)
Female: Estrogens, Progesterone, Estrogen metabolites
Thyroid including free T4, T3, reverse T3 and thyroid antibodies
Adrenal/Stress: Salivary Cortisol
Delayed Food Allergies
Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis
Leaky Gut / Intestinal permeability
Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth
Vitamins & Minerals, selected items or comprehensive panels
Lyme disease & co-infections
Bacterial, viral & parasites
Molds & Mycotoxins, Candida
Delayed food allergies
Environmental, Food additive & chemical allergies
Autoimmune disease antibodies
Urine, serum and hair testing by Quicksilver Scientific and Doctors Data
Circulating tumor cell sensitivity
Dr. Roberts facilitates insurance billing for diagnostic testing where possible. Many labs or tests are not covered by insurance. She does not mark up her lab pricing and simply charges for a blood draw and/or handling fee.
Some of the specialized diagnostic labs used include: Genova Diagnostics, Doctor’s Data, Cyrex, DiagnosTechs, iGenex, RealTime Laboratories, Biocept, Oncoblot, RGCC greek test, Boston Heart, Quicksilver Scientific
HCG Weight Loss
HCG was first used for weight loss about sixty years ago after being discovered by British physician Dr. Simeon. There are numerous modifications around, and it has been used in the US for about 30 years.
The diet program consists of a very specific list of foods combined with the daily administration of HCG. The weight loss occurs due to calorie restriction. The hormone seems to allow the hypothalamus (control center) in the brain easier access to control the breakdown of abnormal fat reserves (like hips, buttocks, abdomen) leading to a quick reduction of fat in these areas. This easy access to fat stores that are broken down for calories and energy may be why patients on the diet do not get hungry or feel tired, nor do they lose muscle mass. The HCG resets the hypothalamus set point so the body maintains the new weight and it does not become just another yo-yo diet. After the desired weight loss is achieved Dr. Roberts customizes strategies such as cyclic ketosis, exercise, and intermittent fasting to keep the weight off.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a powerful treatment that can relieve the pain and stimulate healing of inflamed joints, tendons, ligaments and muscles.
Platelets are naturally occurring cells that play a role in blood clotting and healing. Inside of platelets are a host of compounds that calm inflammation and promote healing, including various growth factors and immune modulating cytokines. Platelets initiate repair and attract stem cells to an area of injury, thus playing a pivotal role in wound healing.
PRP therapy involves drawing the patient’s blood and processing it right in the office to produce a concentrate of platelets, which are then “activated” to release the growth and healing compounds. Dr. Roberts uses Regen PRP kits to ensure high PRP extraction.
Injecting PRP into damaged ligaments, tendons, and joints stimulates the natural repair process. On average, patients can expect to see improvements in 4 to 6 weeks. A series of 2 to 6 injections are typically required, depending on the area and extent of injury or inflammation.
PRP therapy can be used for many conditions including:
Sprains and strains
“Prolozone” or the injection of ozone gas, B12, procaine, and homeopathic combinations into joints is often added on to the PRP prolotherapy treatments to further increase pain reduction and stimulate healing. It is also offered as a stand alone treatment.
PRP therapy helps revive and rejuvenate existing collagen tissue — as well as generate new collagen. PRP is a type of regenerative therapy that uses a patient’s own blood (specifically the organelles called platelets within the blood), to regenerate collagen and other microscopic structures that support fresh, healthy looking skin. Because PRP comes from a patient’s own blood, there is virtually no risk of any kind of adverse (allergic) reaction.
Based on the healing power of platelets this innovative therapy is performed by injecting plasma with a high platelet concentration (5-10 times higher than normal blood) into the dermal layer of the skin. Platelets contain proteins called growth factors that activate existing cells and stimulate local stem cells to produce new cells and structures.
The results of aesthetic PRP therapy are outstanding, as demonstrated by a 2012 article that appeared in the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery. In this study, the development of new fibroblasts and collagen deposits occurred as early as seven days after treatment. This development continued throughout this 10-week study — after only one injection.
PRP has successfully treated the following cosmetic areas:
Fine wrinkles around the eyes
Bags and dark circles under the eyes
Acne and acne scars
Chest and décolletage
Back of hands and arms
Microneedling with PRP (platelet rich plasma), also known as Collagen Induction Therapy is ideal for the treatment of acne scars, surgical scars, stretch marks, wrinkles and fine lines, hyperpigmentation, lax skin, sun damaged, large pores, and uneven skin texture. It can be performed either on the face or body, and is suitable for all skin types and colors.
This therapy is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment with quick recovery time, and is designed to stimulate the body’s natural collagen production. The treatment actually involves the use of two procedures, micro-needling with PRP (platelet rich plasma). A small hand held, automatic device that contains tiny micro-needles is passed over the skin creating tiny micro-wounds, or channels, on the skin. During the body’s natural wound-healing process of these channels, collagen and elastin are automatically produced. The PRP is applied directly to the channels that were created from the micro-needling to further stimulate the natural healing process and creation of collagen. Dr. Roberts uses Regen Kits to ensure high quality PRP.
Naturopathic Oncology Support
Naturopathic Oncology Support
- Naturopathic adjunctive oncology support including: diet, lifestyle and supplements to support the immune system and detoxification
- Specialty testing including RGCC greek testing, Biocept liquid biopsy, Oncoblot circulating tumor cells
- Metabolic approaches including Ketosis
- Integrative care to safely support the body through conventional cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery
- IV high dose vitamin C treatment
- IV Artemesinin (artensunate) and IV Curcumin treatments
- Mistletoe therapy
- Low Dose Naltrexone
- In office ozone IV major autohemotherapy treatments and ozone home unit consultations