Protocol Summaries


 

Body Analysis Phases 1-4

What is it? This is an Anti-Inflammatory, Low Glycemic nutrition protocol that begins with Phase 1-the jump start cleansing/elimination phase. For 2-4 weeks, the patient will cut out processed foods, sugars, gluten, most dairy high glycemic/high starch fruits/vegetables and also all complex carbohydrates. Phase 2 begins to slowly reintroduce some foods that were not in phase two such as some additional vegetables, fruits and a few complex carbs such as sweet potato. Phase 3 continues to reintroduce new foods and the patient is encouraged to listen to their body and create a customized approach to nutrition based on how their body responds to foods. Phase 4 is maintenance. It increases healthy fats a little. This protocol educates on lifestyle nutrition and is easy to follow by giving food lists, food combination chart to learn lifestyle nutrition, meal plans, shopping lists, food journal and more.

Who is it for? This protocol is good for EVERYONE. But I especially use this protocol for people who need to balance blood sugar, decrease systemic inflammation and or lose weight. This teaches patients lifestyle nutrition. I also transition most HCG patients from HCG into Phase 2 and then work them through the rest of the phases.

 

HCG Protocol

What is it? The HCG protocol is a weight loss program that is administered by injection and allows the body to aggressively attack fat stores while sparing muscle. The patient can expect to lose around .5-1 lb a day. They can also experience therapeutic benefits such as reversal of insulin resistance, aids in balancing hormones, increases energy and mental clarity, improves digestive health, decrease in elevated triglycerides. The patient gives themselves an injection 1X a day for 24 days accompanied by a low fat, low glycemic, clean whole foods diet. Foods consist of quality/lean proteins, non-starchy vegetables and fruit.

Who is it for? This is great for any patient who has been weight loss resistant or interested in weight loss and wants to see a quick win. Also appropriate for those who want to take a more aggressive therapeutic approach to balancing blood sugar and hormones. Once a patient has completed 1-2 rounds of HCG they transition into another One Peak Medical Nutritional Protocol-often Body Analysis Phase 2.

 

Candida Protocol

What is it? This protocol addresses bacterial or yeast overgrowth in the body that when overgrown, breaks through the intestinal wall and leaks into the bloodstream causing uncomfortable symptoms and an increased likelihood of disease development and systemic dysfunction. It follows a low sugar diet, supports creating an acidic environment in the gut that makes it difficult for bacteria to grow, includes proper supplementation recommendations to eradicate the overgrowth with possible anti-fungal medication and lifestyle adjustments based of each inpiduals needs.

Who is it for? This protocol is good for any patient who has tested positive for Candida overgrowth through stool test or written quiz and or is suffering from the symptoms of bacterial/yeast overgrowth such as: skin infections, headaches, intense cravings for sugar, chronic fatigue, hormonal imbalances, autoimmune disease, diabetes, frequent infections, food allergies or intolerances, thyroid conditions like Hashimoto’s, joint pain and arthritis. If you think a patient might have Candida overgrowth, first administer the Candida Quiz and then proceed with protocol or additional testing if appropriate.

 

Detox Protocol

What is it? This protocol includes education on the importance of detox and how every person’s health and well-being depends on how well their body removes and purges toxins. It aligns with Phase 1/Phase 2 liver detox pathways and includes a pre-detox week, 2 weeks of detox and 1 week of post detox. It includes specific supplementation to support detox: Pure Omega HP, Liver C, Intestinal Repair, S-Acetyl Glutathione and Primary Detox Drops. The protocol also includes a food list, meal plans, food/mood journal and more. Pt. is monitored at 2 weeks to assess progress, give support and make any needed adjustments.

Who is it for? This is an appropriate protocol for anyone who would like to detox. It is suggested that a detox such as this would be appropriate 1-2X a year for optimal health. We also recommend this detox protocol for patients with elevated liver enzymes, patients with high triglycerides and for those who don’t feel well, experience chronic fatigue, brain fog, joint pain/inflammation, who report feeling “toxic” with digestive symptoms and or are weight loss resistant despite their best efforts.

 

Low-Histamine Protocol

What is it? A protocol to address histamine intolerance. Its focus is on regulating and balancing the histamine hormone to alleviate and reverse uncomfortable reactions in the body such as allergic reactions, food sensitivities, inflammation fibromyalgia, anxiety, headaches/migraines, congestion/runny nose, hives, asthma attacks, eczema/psoriasis, hypertension, vertigo, fatigue, etc. Histamine intolerance occurs from a DAO deficiency where the person is unable to breakdown histamine, which can develop into an intolerance. Some reasons your DAO enzyme levels could be affected include: medications that block DAO functions, gastrointestinal disorders such as leaky gut syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease. Also, histamine rich foods and foods that block DAO enzymes. Bacterial overgrowth is another contributing factor for developing a histamine intolerance. This protocol has the patient eat from a low-histamines food list for at least 4-weeks to decrease inflammation and allergic reactions in the body. Then under the direction of their Nutritional Counselor, the patient will systematically reintroduce foods to test tolerance/sensitivity. Some will need to eat low histamine longer than others before introducing foods back in, but once the body is allowed to fully recover, the patient will likely be able to tolerate high-histamine foods in moderation and even reintroduce them entirely at some point. This protocol includes education, food lists, a meal plan, specific supplementation suggestions, lifestyle recommendations, food/mood journal and more.

Who is it for? For patients who struggle with the symptoms listed above and other dietary protocols have not alleviated the symptoms. Especially watch for patients who struggle with many food sensitivities or intolerances, have poor gut health, suffer from headaches, skin rashes and hives, have constant runny/congested nose and are long-time asthma sufferers.

 

Low Fodmap Protocol

What is it? A low fodmap diet is a diet low in fermentable foods. Foods that ferment easily in the intestinal tract will feed bad gut bacteria and make healing the gut difficult. Be restricting high Fodmap foods initially, it allows the gut to heal and then later, high fodmap foods are introduced slowly to assess the patients personal tolerance to them. This protocol begins with 4-8 weeks of avoiding all high Fodmap foods and enjoying foods from the Low Fodmap list. If symptoms have improved during that time, the patient will begin to reintroduce one high Fodmap food a week and note tolerance/symptoms. This protocol includes food lists, meal plans, food/mood journal and more.

Who is it for? This protocol is for anyone who has been diagnosed with or are struggling with digestive dysfunction and symptoms such as IBS, gas, GI pain, bloating, fluctuating constipation/diarrhea, SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth), Dysbiosis and or Leaky Gut Syndrome.

 

Autoimmune Protocol

What is it? As medical professionals we know that know that autoimmunity is the system of immune responses of an organism against it’s own healthy cells and tissues. Any disease that results from such an immune response is termed an “autoimmune disease”. The root cause of all autoimmune diseases is the same: our immune system, which is supposed to protect us from invading microorganisms, turns against us and attacks our proteins, cells and tissues instead. Which proteins, cells and tissues are attacked determine the autoimmune disease and its symptoms. This protocol begins with Phase 1: a 4-week reset designed to reduce inflammation, improve digestion, burn fat, identify food sensitivities, reduce allergic reactions, boost energy, regulate blood sugar and stabilize mood. This is done by eliminating the foods that contribute to disease as well as the foods that people are most often allergic or intolerant to. It focuses on safe, nourishing foods that our ancestors enjoyed for thousands of years. Then the patient will transition into Phase 2: Food reintroductions with Autoimmune Paleo nutrition. For an additional 4-8 weeks the patient will begin to slowly reintroduce some of the foods that were eliminated in the 4-week Reset while continuing to focus on listening to their body, taking note of reactions and eating a clean, anti-inflammatory/autoimmune paleo diet. The protocol includes easy to follow guidelines, food lists and meal plans for each phase including supplement and lifestyle recommendations. The protocol also educates on Autoimmunity and includes tips, tricks, meal planner, food/mood tracker and more.

Who is it for? This protocol is for any of our patients who are currently diagnosed or struggling with the symptoms of an autoimmune disease such as Celiac, Chrones, Hashimoto’s, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis, Lupus, etc.