Clinical Nutrition at Physio Logic

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About Clinical Nutrition at Physio Logic

  • Comprehensive labs and testing with in depth analysis to uncover root causes of conditions and diseases.
  • Structured, customized programs designed around each individual’s needs and goals.
  • Most accurate body composition technology available to set realistic baseline and healthy goals.
  • Up to date with the latest research and treatment methods.

The Clinical Nutrition approach at Physio Logic views health not as the absence of disease, but as a state of maintaining balance in all organs and systems of the body.

This type of balance allows for the body to function optimally as one whole unit. We consider symptoms as the body’s way of communicating with us. Instead of silencing that communication, the Clinical Nutrition program at Physio Logic is designed to determine the underlying causes of disease and dysfunction in the body.

Our Clinical nutrition programs include a metabolic assessment, state of the art body composition analysis, personalized diagnostic testing, and a customized nutrient, diet, and lifestyle plan.

We strive to make our recommendations unique and specific for each patient. By working closely with our acupuncturist, chiropractor, and physical therapists, we ensure a thorough, patient-centered approach.

Education is a significant part of our Clinical Nutrition program. We schedule workshops bi-monthly to help increase awareness on relevant issues. These free workshops and lectures are open to our patients and their friends and family. Our past workshop topics have ranged from chronic inflammation, understanding autoimmune diseases, and safe, effective detoxification.

Meet the Clinical Nutrition Team at Physio Logic

Michelle Miller, MSACN Clinical Nutritionist at Physio Logic in Downtown Brooklyn

Michelle Miller, MSACN
Clinical Nutritionist

Specialties

  • Weight Loss
  • Digestive Issues
  • Hormone Imbalances
  • Lab Review
  • Monitoring Inflammation
  • Individualized Care
Melissa Stucchio Nutrition Assitant at Physio Logic in Downtown Brooklyn

Melissa Stucchio
Nutrition Assistant

Specialties

  • Research

Treatment Modalities

Our clinical nutritionists offer a number of labs and services to address a variety of conditions:

  1. Stool Analysis Test

    Stool Analysis Test

    At Physio Logic, our clinical nutritionists use the Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis 2.0 (CDSA 2.0) provided by Genova Diagnostics. It’s a non-invasive test that involves collecting stool samples which are then shipped and analyzed by Genova. We have had great success with this test and have been able to identify and correct digestive issues for many of our patients.

    We highly recommend the stool analysis test if you experience:

    • Consistent diarrhea
    • Constipation
    • Gas
    • Cramps
    • Bloating
    • Leaky Gut
    • Skin Rashes
    • Food Sensitivities
    • Celiac Disease
    • Gastrointestinal Disorders
    • Type 1 Diabetes & Type 2 Diabetes

    Analyzing stool allows us to assess your:

    • Digestion
    • Absorption
    • Pancreatic Function
    • Inflammation
    • Metabolic Activity
    • Immune Function
    • Bacterial Imbalance
    • Yeast Overgrowth
    • Parasitic Infection

    Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis 2.0 Instructional Video

  2. Cortisol Saliva Test

    Cortisol Saliva Test

    At Physio Logic, we use the Adrenal Stress Index Panel by DiagnosTechs which measures the levels of the stress hormones – Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEAS) and cortisol in your saliva.

    The test involves collecting 4 samples of saliva over a 24 hour period. The samples are then shipped to DiagnosTechs and analyzed.

    The test provides an evaluation of how cortisol levels differ throughout the day. DHEAS and cortisol are adrenal hormones that are key to helping us adapt to stress. When there is an imbalance between the two, individuals lose the ability to adapt effectively to stress which can result in the aforementioned symptoms and  ill health.

    Once we receive the results we work with patients to correct any hormonal imbalances using our “FRESH” approach.

    We highly recommend the Cortisol Saliva Test if you experience:

    • Disturbances in Mood
    • Fatigue
    • Trouble Falling Asleep
    • Immune Function
    • Chronic stress
    • Overactive adrenal hormones
    • Nervousness
    • Irritability
    • Depression
    • Trouble Concentrating

    Cortisol Saliva Test Instructional Video

     

  3. Mediator Release Test (MRT®) Blood Panel Analysis

    Mediator Release Test (MRT®)

    The Mediator Release Test (MRT) is a blood test by Oxford Biomedical Technologies. At Physio Logic we see many individuals with food allergies beyond the 5 most common: wheat, dairy, soy, peanuts, shellfish. Your blood will be drawn by our medical assistant and sent to the lab for results. We will review the findings with you to set up a structured plan to eliminate chronic inflammation.

    We highly recommend the Mediator Release Test if you experience:

    • Digestive Discomfort
    • Acne
    • Rashes
    • Eczema
    • Inflammation
    • Gas
    • Bloating

    Analyzing your blood test allows us to:

    • Identify Food Sensitivities
    • Identify Chemicals Triggering Your Immune System
    • Identify the Best Foods For You
  4. InBody 570 Body Composition Analysis

    The InBody 570 goes beyond traditional body composition analysis. It not only analyzes how much fat and muscle you have, but it also calculates percent body fat, basal metabolic rate, and fluid distribution throughout the body.

    The InBody has the ability to measure your fat, muscle, and water levels in just 45 seconds. Safe, low-level currents are sent through the body through the hand and foot electrodes. The impedance the currents encounter are measured, and from there, your body composition is derived. With InBody’s patented technology, body composition analysis has never been more correlated with gold standard methods until now.

    Each InBody Test will print out a full-page results sheet detailing the muscle, fat, and water values of the user. The InBody 570 provides you with lean mass and fat values in each segment of the body to give you a proper assessment of body composition.

  5. Standard Process Nutrition Detox

    The detox comes in 10, 21, and 30 day time frames.

Patient Testimonials

Anna B. Patient Testimonial “After seeing Michelle for nutrition for a few months, we did a second blood test, and it was great to see such positive results in such a short time.”

-Anna B.

Jamie S. Patient Testimonial “Michelle’s guidance during the Standard Process 21-Day Detox was invaluable, irreplaceable and absolutely necessary to keep me on track and feeling great.”

-Jamie S.

Pamela H. Patient Testimonial “After working with Michelle for 1.5 years, I am no longer pre-Diabetic. I have lost weight, I sleep better at night, and have more energy during the day…My goals are met, but I want to push them even further with my nutritionist, Michelle Miller, who has really changed my life.”

-Pamela H.

Caroline S. Patient Testimonial “I signed up for the 3 month FRESH Integrative Medicine Program to see Dr. Robert Graham, Michelle Miller, and Julie Graham. It’s been a great program so far. It gives me some accountability, I’ve tried different health programs in the past, but I never stay motivated enough to see it all the way through. It has helped me jump-start my life to develop better habits.”

-Caroline S.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What should I expect on my first consult with the clinical nutritionist?

    The initial Clinical Nutrition consult allows one hour to review your main complaints and goals, discuss overall health, family and medical/gynecologic histories, medications and supplement history, toxicity exposure, current dietary intake, potential issues with certain foods, allergies, sleep hygiene, physical activity, and other forms of therapy utilized. The initial consult will also involve a metabolic assessment and body composition analysis to help target potential imbalances or stressed areas of the body.

  2. What is a body composition analysis?

    An individual’s muscle, fat, and water content are measured through our state of the art InBody 570 composition scale. The InBody technology allows us to assess percent body fat, basal metabolic rate, visceral fat level, and other essential health markers with reliable accuracy in less than 45 seconds. The InBody 570 plays a major role in our physical assessment, but is also used to assess progress throughout the clinical nutrition program. Learn more about this reliable form of assessment.

  3. Why do you need my blood work?

    In order to assess the body as one integrated system, it is necessary for us to analyze specific markers in the blood. It is not unusual for us to request comprehensive blood work that includes a full thyroid panel, liver and kidney enzymes, inflammatory markers, immune system markers, electrolytes, cholesterol, and iron levels, along with other markers specific to your condition. We offer the convenience of having blood draws right in the office, and work with most major insurance plans to cover this blood work. Additionally, we are able to work with specialty labs that have developed top diagnostic tests for hormone levels, cortisol levels for adrenal function, autoimmune antibodies, food sensitivities, micronutrient levels, toxic metals and stool analysis.

  4. How does clinical nutrition work?

    Once all test results are received, we will review all findings and explain the interconnection between health history, diet, your current symptoms, and lab results. Education is a significant part of our Clinical Nutrition program. It is important to us that we explain your test results to you in a way that is scientific, yet easy to understand. We strive to provide clients with the most up-to-date research and top of the line products when making recommendations.

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