We Pave Your Path to Better Brain Health.
-AMFAS Mission Statement
Before you engage with any specialists regarding your health, it is essential to understand their philosophy toward care. The beliefs and frameworks that guide their efforts to help you achieve your goals can significantly impact the quality and level of care you receive. This is why we share our approach with you upfront. We want you to understand what to expect when working with us and ensure that we are a perfect fit for each other!
Addressing Root Causes
When people experience a health problem, they want someone to diagnose it and offer a solution that helps them feel better. In most cases, this involves a prescription to alleviate negative symptoms. For example, a headache creates the symptom of pain, so most people expect to be given a pain reliever to eliminate the problem. Our approach is different because we want to know why you have the headache in the first place. There are many root causes of headaches, from dehydration, lack of sleep, low blood sugar, high blood pressure, injury to the head, and more. We treat symptoms like alarm bells and work to identify what is causing the alarm to sound instead of simply trying to silence it. Doing so increases the likelihood that the alarm will not go off in the future.
We believe the body is a system of systems. There is value in specializing and understanding how an individual organ system like the skin, the heart, or the brain function, but taking them out of context can be a problem. Changes in one part of the system affect the rest of the system. The gut and the brain talk to each other; what is good for the heart is good for the brain; poor dental health can negatively affect many other parts of the body. In short, you cannot improve the brain without improving the entire physical system. Imagine taking an old car that does not run to the mechanic and learning it needs an engine overhaul, a new transmission, brakes, tires, a water pump, a fuel pump, and a new computer to run everything. Repairing one system without attending to the others will not get the car running.
Many chronic diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes have multiple root causes and do not respond optimally to isolated interventions. Just as you would not expect a boat with 20 holes in the bottom to quit sinking after patching one of the holes, chronic diseases do not improve unless most or all of the contributing factors are addressed. Our approach combines extensive blood work and recommendations to improve nutrients, hormones, calm inflammation, and address potential biotoxins, along with lifestyle changes, coaching, and medical devices.
Evidence-Based and Field-Tested
We are driven to find answers to help people of all ages improve the health of their brains. We constantly study and review what top researchers in the world are discovering, then translate the current research into our processes and interventions. When the scientific rationale is solid, and the risk of negative side effects is low, we enthusiastically try new approaches, measure our results, and refine our understanding. We use as many objective measures as possible to quantify outcomes through bloodwork, academically verified cognitive tests, and other measures to determine whether the interventions we recommend have a significant effect.
The number of possible ways you can order a deck of 52 cards is close to 8.0658e67. For comparison, that is dramatically more than the number of grains of sand the entire Grand Canyon could hold. Considering how many more variables we are dealing with in the human body than in a deck of cards, it is more than a feel-good statement to say every human being is unique.
We believe that helping YOU feel your best depends on our ability to listen carefully, consider your individual symptoms, and analyze the many variables we check as thoroughly as possible. We have developed an extensive health history questionnaire, and a customized software program that combs through your responses, compares them to your lab results and cognitive testing and helps us create a highly individualized series of recommendations. We aim to give you an unparalleled experience combined with personalized coaching and guidance!