Nutrition – Dr. David Sontag’s Acupuncture and Wellness
Nutrition 2017-08-10T21:45:33+00:00


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The other side of nutrition

Most people are aware that physical activity and good nutrition are key to sustaining a healthy weight. But there’s more to good nutrition than just a maintaining proper weight.

Nutrition is the body’s first line of defense against disease. So, eating well does not only give us the energy to carry on with our daily activities, but it also improves our ability to fight off illness and aids a speedy recovery from injury. Sometimes, however, you can be doing all the “right” things, with physical activity and diet, and still be left feeling disappointed at the lack of results.

Over the past 20 years, we’ve been providing therapeutic nutritional interventions for our patients. As a licensed nutritionist in Miami, Dr. Sontag is passionate about helping his patients implement an eating regimen that combines basic and clean guidelines of good nutrition with acupuncture.

Therapeutic Nutrition

Therapeutic nutrition is broadly defined as the use of nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fatty acids, cofactors, enzymes, antioxidants, and phytonutrients, to support the body’s immune and healing systems, thereby altering the course and outcome of a disease process.

The goals of therapeutic nutrition fall within 3 broad categories, which directly help to enhance wellness.

● The supply of appropriate, bioavailable nutrients
● The reduction of inflammation
● The enhancement of elimination of toxins

Therapeutic nutrition is about restoring balance in a person’s mental and physical state. Unlike drugs, nutritional products are not designed to address symptoms or diseases. Moreover, food therapy does not focus on food types, calories nor minimum daily requirements, but rather on metabolic and physiological effects of foods on the body’s healing and immune systems. For each of my patients, I create a customized plan that helps evaluate nutritional needs for optimal health.

Nutritional Live Cell Blood Analysis

Live Cell Blood Analysis is simple, quick and accurate. With a simple drop of blood drawn painlessly from your finger, the test is able to provide a composite of over 25 aspects. Phase Contrast microscopy now allows us to observe multiple vitamin and mineral deficiencies, toxicity, and conditions like arteriosclerosis.

Blood is magnified by 20,000 times, giving us the ability to see how your body is interacting to its environment and to access your progression while on treatment. The blood is the pathway to the flesh and tells all. Live blood cell analysis is  not a diagnostic procedure for any disease. It is best used to help determine the optimal diet and effective supplementation (enzymes, herbs, antioxidants, etc.).

Live Blood Analysis is a very valuable tool as a ‘stress test’ . . . and can be used to diagnose any disease.

Livecell Microscopy can show:

  • The condition of red blood cells
  • Free radical damage to the blood cell and the need for antioxidants
  • Acid/alkaline balance in the body
  • The tendency to develop atherosclerotic plaque and hyper-clotting disorders
  • Bacteria, parasites, Candida /yeast /fungi (indirect measurement)
  • Undigested proteins and fats
  • Evidence of hormonal imbalances
  • Folic acid, B12 and iron deficiencies
  • Uric acid crystals and risk for gout
  • Poor circulation, oxygenation levels

Dried Blood Cell Analysis

What is Dried Blood Cell Analysis?

Dried Blood Cell Analysis works by securing a drop of blood (with a small prick from the finger), and viewing it through a high-powered microscope to ascertain  the status  of your health.  Dried Blood Cell Analysis is not a diagnosis, but a screening tool to analyze the present condition of the body and help assess nutritional needs of my patients..

The blood sample is checked for parasites, yeast, bacteria, nutritional deficiencies, viruses etc.  Dried blood cell analysis gives us a picture of what’s going on inside the body. It also signifies what is taking place in different organs of the body.  The sample is checked for free radical damage (degenerative tissue).  Dried Blood Cell Analysis is a simple and proven method that has been used for many years by the Bradford Research Institute in California. They work with people combating degenerative diseases such as cancer, AIDS, chronic fatigue, candida, arthritis, allergies and asthma.

Dried Blood Cell Analysis is a wholistic approach to analyzing the blood. There is no guesswork with this process. After the blood is analyzed a detailed nutritional and lifestyle program is suggested. Clients will also be given a copy of their DBA (dried blood cell analysis) report. This process is very detailed and it eliminates them taking unnecessary herbs, vitamin, mineral and other homeopathics.

MethylGenetic Nutrition™

Assess, Analyze & Design Support™

Methylgenetic Nutrition is a new fundamental approach to nutrition that takes into account genetic patterns. We’ve come a long way in technological advancements to the point where we can gather significant medical data based on the traits of a patient’s ancestors. Instead of relying on trial and error for cause and effect, we use data from 23 and Me to pinpoint any nutritional deficiencies.

If you have any questions, feel free to consult us! 

For more information on this revolutionary approach, check out the in-depth video below: