You may not realize it, but you and your pet have spent your lives altering your genetic activity. When you took your first sip of wine or beer, you turned up the volume on your body’s genetic ability to detoxify alcohol. Every summer, when you strive for that perfect tan, you activate the genes that protect your skin.
Genes are not a fixed set of preprogrammed instructions. They are a dynamic, active part of your pet’s life, responding each day to the environment and their diet.
”Naturopathy” or “Nutrigenomics” addresses your pet’s individual needs and works with their body to help maintain good health. Each pet has different problems and considerations, which is why each pet needs its own specifically individualized dietary supplementation.
Dr. Michel Selmer, has been helping his patients discover a health, vitality, and joy in life that their owner’s never thought possible, simply by having them alter what they eat, which supplements they were given, and how they exercised. Yet he always assumed that the genetic part of our story had already been written. Like most of us, he believed the genes we inherited from our parents were the cards we were dealt. But recently, Dr. Selmer began to discover that we have an enormous power to improve our pet’s lives, even when it comes to their genes. True, we can’t do anything about which chromosomes they got from their parents; we can’t add new genes to the mix or eradicate old ones. But the genes they got at conception are only the beginning of the story. Dr. Selmer belives that we have the capacity to turn up the volume on some genes and silence others, vastly improving our capacity to provide our pet’s good health and happiness.
What is a Nutritional Blood Test?
The Nutritional Blood Test, or NBT, is a diagnostic tool used by Dr. Selmer who recognizes the importance of integrating nutrition with patient care. The NBT assesses the health of internal organs and the available vitamins, minerals and enzymes required for the metabolic processes. Using blood results and medical history, the NBT prioritizes the nutrients required to help optimize organ function and balance metabolism.
It then matches the results to specific Nutraceuticals that support a clinical response. The NBT nutritional therapy is adjunctive to your other methods of treatment. In addition, the supplements that comprise the NBT Nutraceutical Therapy can help improve chronic conditions and support the healing process. Even if the patient is already using supplements, the NBT enhances the ability to dispense them effectively.
The NBT is not meant to diagnose a particular disease, recommend medical therapy or replace current diagnostic protocols. The NBT nutritional therapy is adjunctive to other methods of treatment. In addition, the supplements that comprise the NBT Nutraceutical Therapy can help improve chronic conditions and support the healing process even if you’re already using supplements for your animal.
How Does the NBT Work?
The levels of certain chemicals in the blood are the end result of the metabolic processes and the utilization or excretion of the metabolic wastes from the body. The NBT looks beyond chemical testing and quantitative assays to identify imbalances that are due to poor nutrient absorption, utilization or metabolism. One contributing factor to the reported steady rise in chronic degenerative diseases in animals is the inadequate levels of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and vital nutrients found in many highly processed, commercially prepared foods. Over time, the animal’s nutrient reserves can become depleted, paving the way to disease. The NBT is a valuable tool for correcting these deficiencies and guiding sick animals back to health.
The Optimum Range
Within the normal blood reference range, there are subtle gradations of tissue integrity and organ efficiency that can be measured. The NBT assessment relies on an Optimum Range, an additional set of parameters that are narrower than the traditional reference range and in which organs and metabolic processes are functioning at peak efficiency. Results outside of the optimum range do not necessarily indicate disease. They do, however, indicate that a particular organ system is not functioning at optimal efficiency, and may require nutritional support. Just as the interpretation outside the normal range forms the basis for the diagnosis of a specific disease, the optimum range interpretation forms the basis for determining optimal- not just “passable”- health. The NBT compares the blood results to the optimum range. When a value falls outside of the optimum range, the underlying physiology and metabolism, as well as the specific glands involved and nutrients used by the body for these processes, are assessed. The assessment is further evaluated in combination with the diagnosis and the clinical signs, resulting in a recommended NBT Nutraceutical Program that is specific to your animal.
The Results of the NBT
The NBT provides a unique veterinary-client lab report that prescribes the most effective combination of nutrients including vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and raw glandulars, specifically blended to match the imbalances found in the animal’s blood. These nutrients are precisely dosed according to the animal’s weight and the severity of the imbalances or deficiencies The nutrient combination, referred to as the NBT Nutraceutical Therapy, is given orally in an easy-to-use powder along with symptom-oriented liquid remedies. In the powdered form, the designated number of “scoopfuls” is simply mixed with the animal’s food. Liquids are given orally, separate from the food. All remedies are custom-prescribed and individually labeled.
Advantages of Using Custom Blended Powder and Liquid Formulas Palatable
Easy to Administer
Dosed By Weight Of Animal
Food Grade Quality
Scientifically Linked to Blood Work
Free of Chemical Additives, Preservatives And Fillers
Maximum Assimilation And High Bio Availability
Arrange for your animal to visit Dr. Selmer and request a Nutritional Blood Test (NBT). The NBT includes your animal’s routine blood work (CBC, Super Chem (w/LDH), T-4) along with the 9945 NBT form or a blood test questionnaire. After receiving the NBT results (typically within 3 to 5 days) Dr. Selmer will consult with you to go over your animal’s NBT results, after which, you may order the custom-blended nutraceutical powder or symptom-oriented liquid remedies.
If you would like to start a NBT, please call our Dr. Selmer at (631) 367-7387 or send an email to us at [email protected]
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