Dr Hyman is a functional medicine doctor who writes repeatedly about the impact of metabolism on health. He helps many children and adults by addressing this foundation and making sure that their body has what it needs with supplements and tests to identify what is NOT working. Tests for specific genes shifts can explain why some people are more likely to have deficiencies or mitochondrial disorder which affect their ability to produce energy or detoxify.
Here’s what Anat Baniel has to say about Dr. Hyman’s insights on her Facebook wall:
Let’s hope that more doctors will start seeing the individual!
“My work has always been based on getting the person and their entire system to work better, not on “treating pain” until it goes away. Someone may walk in with back pain and just want to make it go away, but in reality what needs to happen is that person’s whole system needs to find a better way of working as a whole in order to find solutions that don’t cause pain. Every thing that happens to a person is intricately linked to everything else about that person — which is why doctors should treat the person, and why I have always had a holistic view of people, their health, their needs, and my work!”
Dr. Hyman on nutrition and Autisim
Here is an article with more detail about how this perspective can really impact the Autistic condition. These ideas about necessary nutritients and metabolism does not just apply to children with autism.
Elinor Silverstein on metabolism and nutrition
I’ve spoken extensively with Elinor Silverstein about this relationship between brain, body, and metabolism. Elinor’s knowledge comes from her background as a scientist with Biology and Zoology majors, and Pre-med and Pre-vet minors from Cal Poly, training as a practitioner with Moshe Feldenkrais, and her continuing study of nutrition, genetics and visceral health. She has a unique ability to help children with special needs and is a huge resource for families and practitioners. Elinor spoke in detail about the gut-brain connection, the importance of methylization, and her nutritional recommendations. I will be posting articles about our conversations soon.