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New Hope for Families and Sufferers of Multiple Sclerosis – Reversing the Risk Factors – By Dr. C. E. Gant, MD, PhD – Functional Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Alternative Medicine, Holistic Medicine – Washington D.C., New York, California, Florida, Nationwide

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New Hope for Families and Sufferers of Multiple Sclerosis – Reversing the Risk Factors – By Dr. C. E. Gant, MD, PhD – Functional Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Alternative Medicine, Holistic Medicine – Washington D.C., New York, California, Florida, Nationwide

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory, severe, usually progressive, autoimmune, demyelinating, mildly inheritable disease of the central nervous system which many studies suggest is rapidly increasing in prevalence and incidence (1). The earliest symptoms of MS include psychological distress, fatigue, numbness, impaired vision, loss of balance, weakness and even bladder dysfunction, and they usually begin in early adulthood.

With conventional management of MS, these symptoms can wax and wane for up to 30 years, but in roughly 50% of all cases MS steadily progresses to severe disability and premature death killing about 3,000 Americans a year. MS is named for the many scars it produces in the brain and spinal cord as white blood cells (T cells) attack the myelin insulation around neurons. MS afflicts between 250,000 and 350,000 Americans per year.

Drug therapies can slow progression of MS but usually cannot put it into prolonged remission. The multiplicity of probable or proven risk factors – toxic (e.g., heavy metals), infectious (e.g., herpes), psycho-emotional, gastro-intestinal, allergic (e.g., gluten), lifestyle and nutritional – risk factors which undoubtedly worsen MS, and the power of integrative medicine to neutralize such causalities, should offer new hope for MS sufferers. For example, long-term, hyperbaric oxygen therapy alone has been shown to slow or remit the disease (2, 3) and applying hyperbaric oxygen simultaneously with nutritional intravenous therapies (NIHA Relox therapy) is likely to accelerate healing of MS even more.

Advances in Functional Medicine (Academy of Functional Medicine) and Genomics (4) should excite even more hope for those suffering from MS as well as their families, because now the unique, toxic, infectious, cognitive-emotional, gastro-intestinal, allergic, endocrine, lifestyle and nutritional risk factors in each individual can be sorted out.

Through state-of-the-art, laboratory, diagnostic testing, Functional Medicine and Predictive Genomics allows clinicians and patients to co-design a long term recovery plan which focuses on reversing the specific risk factors in each unique patient with MS. By targeting treatment to specific risk factors, instead of guessing based on statistically possible factors or clinical hunches, a wide array of possible causative risk factors can be honed down to several likely candidates, thus saving money, lessening side effects and increasing efficacy.

If you would like more information on an Integrative and Functional Medicine approach to MS, contact us and/or read the Medline-published review by Dr. Parris Kidd (5).


(1) http://www.neurology.org/content/58/1/136.abstract

(2) Fischer BH, Marks M, Reich T. Hyperbaric oxygen treatment of multiple sclerosis. New Engl J Med 1983;308:181-186.

(3) Perrins DJD, James PB. Long-term study on hyperbaric oxygenation for multiple sclerosis. Bedford, United Kingdom: Federation of Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centers; 1996.

(4) http://www.gdx.net/core/patient-brochures/Genomics-Brochure.pdf

(5) Parris M. Kidd, PhD (2001) Multiple Sclerosis, An Autoimmune Inflammatory Disease: Prospects for its Integrative Management, Alternative Medicine Review, Volume 6,

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Dr. C.E. Gant is a featured contributor on My Healthiest Life. To read more about Dr. C.E Gant and/or to learn more about the Academy of Functional Medicine, Just Go Here:

Dr. C. E. Gant, MD, PhD – Functional Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Alternative Medicine, Holistic Medicine – Washington D.C., New York, California, Florida, Nationwide

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Dr. C. E. Gant, MD, PhD – Functional Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Alternative Medicine, Holistic Medicine – Washington D.C., New York, California, Florida, Nationwide

About Dr. Gant

Functional Medicine , Predictive Genomics and Psychotherapy

Practice Philosophy:
Functional Medicine is a way to determine the underlying biochemical causes/risk factors of all medical and psychological disorders, and I meld nutritional, detoxification and standard medical care with mindfulness-based psychotherapies to provide an authentic, holistic (mind, body & spirit) approach to care.

Areas of Focus:
Non-pharmaceutical natural options for AD/HDAddiction/Substance Abuse  (drug, alcohol, nicotine addiction), and Mood Disorders (depression, anxiety). Supporting the body with natural remedies.

Formal Training/Education:

B.S. in Chemistry – Hampden-Sydney College

M.D. – University of Virginia Medical School

Postgraduate Training in Family Practice, Psychiatry and Psychology  (Ph.D)

Watch Dr. Gant's video interview on The Integrative Medicine Experience

Dr. Gant specializes in Functional Medicine and Predictive Genomics (gene testing). By defining his patient's unique biochemical and genetic risk factors, he is able to address many root causes of their chronic medical and psychological problems. Dr. Gant also integrates mindfulness-based psychotherapies to address psychospiritual issues.

Dr. CE Gant has practiced Functional Medicine , Holistic and Integrative Medicine and Psychotherapy for  over 36 years. While in private practice and while serving in medical directorships and consultancies to many clinics and hospitals in the Central New York area over decades, Dr. Gant instituted and perfected various integrative treatment regimens of nutritional therapy, detoxification, neurotransmitter, hormonal and metabolic rebalancing, and mindfulness-based, reconstructive psychotherapies, to support the recoveries of his patients from all kinds of common, chronic medical and psychiatric disorders.

Dr. Gant has treated many kinds of medical disorders such as cancer and cardiovascular disease, but a significant portion of his work has focused on natural, drug-free treatments for brain disorders such as AD/HD, Addiction (prescription drugs, tobacco, alcohol, other drugs), and Mood Disorders (depression). His work spanning most of 4 decades is summarized in various publications such as the books: ADD and ADHD: Complementary/Alternative Medicine (CAM) Solutions (2008- 2nd edition),End Your Addiction Now (2010- Square One Publishers)End Nicotine Addiction Now (2010- 2nd edition), and ADHD (Attentional Disintegration of Hurt and Distress) Therapies, Basic Concepts in Integrative, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (2003).  He teaches these topics via lectures, workshops and webinar trainings (see: www.AcademyofFunctionalMedicine.com.)

Dr. CE Gant's philosophy. Dr. Gant concentrates most intensively on the molecular aspects of care because of the astonishing paucity of such therapeutic opportunities for those suffering from causative nutritional deficiencies, toxicities, neurotransmitter, hormonal/metabolic abnormalities, and genetic vulnerabilities to all of the above. Amassed scientific research strongly suggests that the solutions to alcohol, tobacco and drug addiction (#1 cause of death and disability), to common mental disorders such as AD/HD, depression and anxiety, and to most chronic medical disorders, awaits us at the molecular level of understanding. Rather than merely covering up symptoms with drugs, we should be using a science-based, diagnostic approach to precisely identify and reverse the molecular causes of psychological and physical suffering. Dr. Gant has been branded a "healer" but he believes that identification with  such egotistical labels is limiting. He does not envision healing as an end unto itself, however well perfected certain methodologies become. Instead he sees healing as a means to an end, because the longer we can stay reasonably healthy and enjoy mental clarity, the more potential we have to discover a spiritual purpose for being alive and functional, and to joyfully share our human experience with others.


First Priority in Providing Health Care

Diagnose and Treat the Root Biochemical Causes of Suffering

For nearly 4 decades I have provided “healthcare” for 10s of thousands of patients. In my opinion, authentic “care” entails taking the time and making the effort to deeply understand the root, unique, physical causes of each patient’s suffering. I have become skilled at reversing chronic medical and psychiatric disorders because I address the actual biochemical causes, but I would never label myself as a healer. I only facilitate a release of my patient’s biochemical potential for self-healing, which is already written into the very fabric of their 100+ trillion cells. Practitioners who define themselves as “healers” could not possess such knowledge about our vast, innate, self-regulating capacity to heal, and they must consequently limit their capacity to provide authentic “care.”

The knowledge originating from providing decades of health “care” has led me to realize that the so-called “healthcare crisis” is a crisis of ignorance, a preoccupation with diagnostic labels and diseases which somehow magically “just happen” without well-defined causes. I “care” to much about my patients to allow them to suffer from this delusion, so one of my first tasks as a healthcare provider is to make it clear that all chronic diseases, maladies, disorders and illnesses are merely fantasized labels for various types of mental and physical suffering that we had invented over the ages before we had the science to know what the underlying causes actually were. Now that the physical causes of most diseases are well known, I “care-fully” and urgently suggest to my patients, practitioners and now to you, that we all break through this ignorance and achieve far better outcomes than we are currently getting.

The healthcare field uniquely epitomizes a level of ignorance which I have not seen in other walks of life. For example, highway engineers would never describe a breakdown of transportation infrastructure in terms of certain “bridge diseases” or “road disorders.” Instead, they would describe that breakdown in terms of the infrastructure’s composition, such as the wear and tear on its constitutional steel, concrete and asphalt. Furthermore, they would describe certain factors which are “toxic” to the longevity of our roads and bridges, such as salt and extreme weather conditions, and suggest methods for limiting those “aging” effects. Why has the healthcare system failed to define health problems in this way?

Essential Molecules

Essentially, the infrastructure of your body is made of certain classes of molecules: 20+ amino acids (from protein), several essential fatty acids (e.g., omega 3’s from fish oil), essential vitamins, essential minerals, oxygen, fiber, water, sunlight (photons are particles too) and enzymes (from raw foods like uncooked fruit). Note that these are essential, which implies that if any of these are deficient enough, the basic mechanisms underlying life must (by definition) breakdown, and symptoms, maladies, illnesses, disorders and diseases must occur.

Functional Medicine Testing

Out of “caring” for my patient’s “health,” I must not let this happen, so I routinely order functional medicine testing to diagnose precisely what is deficient in each and every patient, and then replenish those missing, essential items. (seewww.AcademyofFunctionalMedicine.com,www.FunctionalMedicine.org and www.HealthSolutionCenter.com)

More importantly, I also order in-depth, diagnostic testing for toxins (AKA – “Toxic Load”), which accelerate a breakdown of my patient’s infrastructure, contributing to the appearance of symptoms and “diseases,” accelerating aging and causing premature death. If you cared for someone being poisoned, would you sit idly by and let it happen? How can we practitioners let this happen under the guise of providing “care?” And since medications are also contributing toxins, mostly prescribed to merely cover up symptoms, I am interested in eventually detoxifying those as well, so that my patient’s innate, self-healing mechanisms can be restored.

Some of the classes of toxins which I routinely test for and address are:

1) All drugs, especially addictive, brain-injurious, psychotropic chemicals (alcohol, tobacco, illicit or prescribed chemicals).

2) Heavy metals, especially mercury, cadmium, arsenic and lead.

3) Mycotoxins (myco = mold or fungus toxins, derived from chronic intestinal, sinus infections, toxic living environments).

4) Toxic, allergy-causing food proteins.

5) Environmental toxins, especially petrochemicals (toxins from solvents, cleaners and petroleum products) and halogens (chlorine, fluorine and bromine).

6) Toxins derived from chronic infections such as Lyme, gastrointestinal organisms (unfriendly bacteria and parasites), dental toxins (abscessed root canals and implants).

7) Junk-food toxins, especially trans fats and all processed carbohydrates (also addictive).

8 ) Polluted air and water (requires air and water purifiers).

9) EM pollution (EM = ElectroMagnetic – microwaves, fluorescent lighting, generators).


A third important class of molecules which contributes to a healthy functioning of our body’s and brain’s infrastructure are the cell-to-cell communicators called neurotransmitters and hormones, which are synthesized from nutrients. If these are imbalanced or deficient, especially during certain hormonally stressful periods of life, like menopause or when my patients use drugs, take medications and/or abuse alcohol, I routinely replenish these natural (bio-identical), “feel good” molecules to help stabilize their mood, clear thinking, attentiveness and function.

How could I let my patients struggle through life with easily correctable depression, anxiety and AD/HD and continue to call myself a competent, caring doctor? Why would I prescribe bizarre, psychotropic chemicals with serious side effects when natural interventions are safer, less expensive, sustainable and more effective?

Genetic Testing

Finally, some of my patients suffer from a fourth infrastructure problem – genetic quirks (called polymorphisms) – which interfere with their proper utilization of nutrients listed above, with their detoxification abilities and with their optimal synthesis of hormones and neurotransmitters. Genetic testing is especially useful when nutritional repletion, detoxification and neurotransmitter/hormonal balancing is unsuccessful, which is unusual. To “care” for my patients means to fully understand them, and I am compelled to go the extra mile and understand their genetic vulnerabilities too. Genetic testing can be an integral part of that care in some patients.

Warning! Unless specially trained, your healthcare practitioner is not functional medicine competent. They probably don’t know how to diagnose or treat the underlying causes of chronic medical and psychiatric disorders. Your doctor was probably trained like me, to prescribe toxic chemicals (drugs) to cover up the symptoms caused by these root determinants of chronic diseases described above, or to perform surgery or radiation therapies (e.g., poison, cut and burn respectively), all of which can be life saving technologies for the very worst, acute or end-stage breakdown of one’s infrastructure.

But if you actually cared for someone, would you only offer to cut, burn or poison them? Would you only declare war on their bodies or would you also look for sustainable, diplomatic solutions?

TV and Hollywood shows such as Bones and Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCSI) have popularized the power of functional medicine testing in solving crimes. Strangely, these powerful technologies are not taught to healthcare practitioners to “catch” the culprits causing chronic medical and psychiatric problems!

However, they are becoming increasingly available in a direct-to-consumer testing format (e.g., www.labcorp.com), so that smart consumers like you don’t have to wait several decades for the over-regulation-stymied and pharmaceutical-profit-obsessed healthcare system to catch up with this technological revolution.

Integrative Medicine

Care for yourself and those you love by self-testing for nutritional deficiencies, toxicities, neurotransmitter and hormonal imbalances, and even genetic quirks, and release your/their inner, innate healing capacities. Your consumer activism can take us all one step closer to authentic healthcare reform.

Unfortunately, medical school curricula do not include courses such as “caring for and loving your patients 101” or “authentic healing technologies 203.” The terms love, care and healing are hardly even mentioned. We are taught to maintain a “clinical detachment” and to not get too wrapped up in a deep, abiding concern for our patients. But I am certain that a career of deeply caring for my patient’s outcomes has been the essential element which has compelled me to go beyond the superficial “covering up” of symptoms with drugs, and to search more deeply for the actual roots of my patient’s suffering.

As I have become an expert in nutritional, toxicological, hormonal and genetic science, I now see that all healthcare systems throughout the world are misrepresenting themselves by suggesting that authentic care is actually being delivered. “Caring” for our patient’s minds, bodies and spirits must be inextricably linked to competence in functional medicine otherwise we are guilty of fraud.

Call it good science or a higher standard of care. Call it holistic, integrative or complementary medicine. I simply call it caring, and I encourage you to expect nothing less from your healthcare practitioner.

The Academy of Functional Medicine, Dentistry and Psychology

The Academy of Functional Medicine, Dentistry and Psychology offers training courses in functional medicine to healthcare practitioners and health coaches. Functional medicine examines primary prevention and underlying causes instead of the symptoms for serious chronic disease with the goal of understanding each individual patient’s physiological, environmental, and psychosocial contexts within which his or her illnesses or dysfunctions occur.

Functional medicine seeks to control or reverse each person’s physiological imbalances through individualized therapy based primarily on laboratory diagnostic testing performed by certified, specialized laboratories. Enhancement of patients’/client’s self- empowerment with a collaborative relationship between patient/client and healthcare practitioner or health coach, based on an understanding and knowledge of a patient’s/client’s unique biochemistry, metabolism, toxicology and genetics as determined by laboratory testing is the goal in all encounters.

The textbook: Laboratory Evaluations for Integrative and Functional Medicine by Drs. Lord and Bralley (also on CD) will be provided.

For more info visit: http://www.academyoffunctionalmedicine.com




Dr. Stephen Silver, MD – Preventive Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Holistic Healing, Acupuncture, Nutrition, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement, Medically Supervised Weight Loss – Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Florida

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Stephen Silver, M.D.
General Practice ♦ Acupuncture

Stephen Silver, M.D. has been practicing medicine since 1989.  He attended medical school and internship in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and residency in Chicago, Illinois.  Realizing the invaluable contribution of Eastern philosophy medicine, he then completed the basic and advanced courses in Acupuncture at the University of Miami School of Medicine.  Doctor Silver advises his patients to be proactive about their healthcare; he recommends regular medical screenings, healthy diet, nutritional supplements and regular exercise.  He believes that pharmaceutical medications certainly have their place in treating disease, but should not be relied upon as a cure for years of unhealthy living.

Traditional Medicine & Complementary Therapies

HealthSmart M.D. is a private "concierge" medical practice which offers Family Medicine, Health and Wellness programs, and Preventative Medicine by integrating Traditional Medicine and Complementary/Holistic Therapies.

Our programs are based on a trusting "old fashioned" doctor - patient relationship and focus on preventing disease while treating you for acute medical problems that may arise.

A Personal Health Plan "PHP" is customized for each patient. You and your physician form a partnership to develop and implement a plan for ultimate health and wellness.  Your PHP consists of:
1. Comprehensive Laboratory Evaluation and Screening with Medical Recommendations
2. Nutrition Program
3. Fitness & Exercise Program        

Medical Benefits of Regular Exercise
.  Prevention of heart disease, stroke and osteoporosis.
2.  Prevention and control of diabetes.
3.  Lower blood pressure and total cholesterol.
4.  Increase good cholesterol (HDL).  
5.  Lower the risk of colon cancer
6.  Reduce the feelings of depression and anxiety & promote psychological well-being.
7.  Build and maintain healthy bones, muscles and joints.

8.  Reduce the risk of dying prematurely.

No health and wellness program or anti-aging program is complete without a regular exercise program including weight and cardoivascular training.

There is a clear link between exercise and good health;  HealthSmart M.D. believes that combining a strong fitness program with Traditional Medicine and Complementary/Holistic Therapies is the "total solution" to health, wellness and longevity.


Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine said “Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.”
Nothing that we voluntarily do to our bodies affects human beings as powerfully as our dietary intake. The average lifespan is 75 years.  If we eat 3-4 times a day the result is approximately
90,000 dietary doses
that enter our body.  Each of us has a fundamental nutritional choice to make:  Ingest whole, organic foods in their natural form, or ingest processed “techno” foods in which the nutritive substances have been stripped away in a factory and the remaining food product has been loaded with artificial dyes, artificial chemicals, fat and sugar.

Most medical problems including Cancer, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Coronary Artery Disease, Arthritis, and Allergies are directly caused by your food choices and are therefore Preventable.

Please discontinue all milk and dairy products.  We are the only species to consume the suckling milk of another species.  Dairy products are high in calories so the calf can grow and high in fat utilized by the developing calf brain and nervous system.  We are not calves!
When cheese is made, milk is separated into curds and whey (curdling), this process requires the addition of rennet. Rennet contains the enzyme chymosin. Rennet is obtained from the abomasum (fourth stomach) of newly-born calves where the chymosin aids digestion and absorption of milk.  Adult cows do not have this enzyme.  Chymosin is extracted from slaughtered calves by washing and drying the stomach lining, which is then cut into small pieces and macerated in a solution of boric acid/brine for 4-5 days.   YUM :-(

The global giants Nestle, Cargill, Unilever, Kraft, Conagra, Pepsico and Coca Cola, best described as the "Food Cartel", utilize huge advertising budgets and unethically display celebrities and superheros on product packages.  This is a multi-billion dollar industry!!  The Food Cartel brain washes Americans and has this country addicted to fat and sugar while poisoning us with chemicals.

Artificial Sweeteners are poisons in pink, yellow and blue packets:
Nutrasweet (Aspartame) contains 10% methanol (wood alcohol) which is metabolized in the body to formaldehyde (embalming fluid) and formic acid (fire ant venom)?  Phenylalanine and aspartic acid, the other 2 components of aspartame, are amino acids that quickly enter the brain & central nervous system at abnormally high levels, over stimulating brain cells to death.  This toxic, chemical soup which Americans consume in mass quantity causes the following neurological and psychological problems:  Seizures, Convulsions, Dizziness, Tremors, Migraines and Severe Headaches, Memory Loss, Slurring of Speech, Confusion, Numbness or Tingling of Extremities, Chronic Fatigue, Depression, Insomnia, Irritability, Panic Attacks, Marked Personality Changes,  Phobias
"The FDA denied aspartame approval for more than 8 years until the newly appointed FDA commissioner Arthur Hull Hayes overruled the final scientific review panel, approved aspartame, and then went to work for G.D. Searle (the initial owner of aspartame)"
Splenda (Sucralose) is a trigger for migraine headaches, causes rashes, flushing, panic-like agitation, dizziness, numbness, diarrhea, swelling, muscle aches, headaches, intestinal cramping, urinary/bladder symptoms, and stomach pain.

HealthSmartMD strongly recommends the following:

1.  Eat organic, whole foods.   Be prepared for dramatic increased food costs.  These foods can be obtained at Whole Foods, 4th Generation Market, Nutrition Cottage and Publix GreenWise.
2.  Eliminate red meat, dairy, sugar and simple carbohydrates (white bread, white flour, white rice, white potatoes).
3.  Increase soluble and insoluble fiber intake to 25+ grams per day.
4.  Increase soy intake.
5.  Learn how to eat out.  You are the boss!  Tell them exactly what you want and how you want it prepared.
6.  Drink alot of spring water.  No Aquafina or Dasani; these are tap water.
7.  Take Food Supplements.  We don't get all the nutrients we need from our food.  Our soil is anemic.  The majority of our foods are processed, stripping them of vital nutrients.  Our practice (and Dr. Silver) has been using Nature's Sunshine products for many years.  Please see:
8.  Take the emotion out of eating.  Food is the fuel necessary to keep your body functioning optimally.  Only use high octane fuel; you only get one body!  
9.  Acknowlege that sugar and fat addictions are real.  You may need medical help overcoming these addictions.

Traditional Medicine
Traditional Medicine forms the backbone of our diagnostic evaluation and treatment plans.  At all times HealthSmart M.D. providers follow the "standard of care in the medical community".  All patients are advised to begin their program with a Comprehensive Laboratory Evaluation.  These blood tests evaluate electrolytes, liver function, kidney function, red and white blood cells, thyroid function, hormone levels, iron and vitamin levels and cholesterol levels.  Radiology studies including: X-rays, ultrasound, and MRI are routinely ordered.  Medical specialty referrals are made to our network of private physicians or to your managed care providers.  Once we have evaluated and discussed the Traditional Medicine options, Complementary Therapies
may be added as an adjunct not a replacement for Traditional Medical care.  Our primary goal is to educate you about all of your treatment options and then to safely integrate Traditional and Holistic care.

Traditional Medical Services

Private Family Practice
Medical Weight Loss Programs
Same Day Care when your Doctor is unavailable
General Practice
Routine Gynecology
Pediatric Care
Medical Screening

Cholesterol/Blood Pressure  
          Liver and Kindey function

          Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Acute/Urgent care

Physical Examinations

Second Opinions
Assistance with Managed Care
Medical Counseling
Sexual Dysfunction
Pain Management
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Smoking Cessation
Hormone Evaluation & Replacement

Complementary/Holistic Therapies

Anti-Aging Programs
Behavior Modification
Energy Medicine
Health and Wellness Programs
Holistic Medicine
Lifestyle Modification
Medical Astrology
Metaphysical Therapies
Nutrition Counseling
Relaxation Techniques
Somatic Therapies
Stress Management
Symptom Reduction Programs

Why Have a Licensed M.D. Supervise Your Weight Loss?
A licensed M.D. is trained to diagnose serious medical conditions that might be overlooked by non-physician practitioners and by weight loss centers that promote costly "fad" diet plans.

Dr. Stephen Silver is a Florida licensed M.D. who has been assisting patients with weight loss for more than 20 years.  First, he will diagnose and treat medical conditions that may be causing your weight problem.  Your medical weight loss program will be personalized and your health will be closely monitored.  


I.  Evaluation by a Licensed M.D.
Dr. Stephen Silver will perform a comprehensive physical examination and health assessment, including laboratory evaluation and body fat analysis.  Medical conditions that might be causing your weight problem or making it difficult for you to lose weight will be addressed.

If necessary, a coordinated treatment plan with your current physicians will be developed.  Your medical status will be assessed and documented carefully.  We will advise your doctors of your treatment course and progress.

2.  Diet Journal
By documenting all oral intake and journaling properly, the most appropriate program will be developed for you.  Daily exercise, medications, and nutritional supplements will also be recorded.  Dr. Silver will review your journal at each visit, provide counseling, and recommend changes.

3.  Nutrition Counseling
A customized diet program, with an emphasis on whole foods, will be developed.  Counseling will address the amount of calories, carbohydrates, fiber, protein, and fat that are right for you.

A HealthSmart M.D.  Food and Nutrition Guide will be provided that clearly outlines a healthy eating stategy.

4.  Lifestyle/Behavior Modification
You will be taught how to recognize and deal with emotional issues such as cravings and eating when you are not hungry.  These emotional triggers can sabotage your health eating habits. 

HealthSmart M.D. works with a Licensed Clinical Psychologist to fully evaluate and effectively treat these issues.

5.  Exercise
Your physical fitness is assessed and a personalized program is recommended.  An active lifestyle is one key to weight loss success.

6. Lipotropic Injections
MIC B12 and B-Complex: Methionine, Inositol, Choline, B12 or B-Complex injections are given on a regular basis.  These lipotropic nutrients help metabolize fat in the liver and other tissues.

7. Medication
If appropriate, medication to control appetite and assist in weight loss will be prescribed.  HealthSmart M.D. may require a Cardiology evaluation to evaluate heart health.

8. Nutritional Supplements
Certain over-the-counter nutritional supplements are dangerous.  They can interact with your medications or cause serious medical consequences.  Only safe, effective supplements will be recommended.

9. Acupuncture
Acupuncture is an adjunct, not a replacement, to your Traditional Medical care.  It is beneficial in treating many medical problems, including weight gain, and can help with appetite suppression.

10. Maintenance
Tools developed during the program will keep you slim and fit for a lifetime.  Periodic maintenance visits ensure success.

*Our medically supervised program is safe, effective, professional, and based on healthy eating habits, proper nutrition, and exercise.

*You will be provided with the support and motivation necessary for your success.

*At HealthSmart M.D. your health and safety is our primary concern.

*At all times, you will be treated with compassion, understanding, and dignity.

*Look great.  Feel great.  Live longer.

YOU CAN change your life and achieve optimum health.


Sustainable Health- Following the Path of Integrative Medicine – By Dr. Tasneem Bhatia, MD – Integrative Medicine, Holistic Medicine, Acupuncture, Laser Acupuncture, Pediatric Health, Women’s Health, Thyroid Disorders, Nutritional Healing, IV Nutrition Therapy, Addiction Treatment and Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement – Atlanta, Georgia

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Sustainable Health- Following the Path of Integrative MedicineBy Dr. Tasneem Bhatia, MD – Integrative Medicine, Holistic Medicine, Acupuncture, Laser Acupuncture, Pediatric Health, Women’s Health, Thyroid Disorders, Nutritional Healing, IV Nutrition Therapy, Addiction Treatment and Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement – Atlanta, Georgia

Sustainability – the term has spread rapidly throughout our current culture.  Most of us know what this means, or at least, we think we do.  It is difficult to not watch TV or read a magazine without the term coming up in some form. Sustainable farming, sustainable living, sustainable economies…and the list continues.

Most of us would agree that at its simplest, sustainability is about preserving resources and using all existing resources as efficiently as possible.  Yet do we preserve our own personal resources and use them efficiently?  Do we guard our health and wellness with the same concern that we have for the environment or for agriculture?

It has been my experience that the concept of sustainability has not been attached to health in any clear way.  I, like many people I know, wake up in a rush, grab my breakfast to go, forget to eat lunch, barely make it home for dinner and then manage to stuff something in my mouth to prevent myself from passing out.  I know my husband does the same, if not worse, and instead of choosing starvation, as I often do, will indulge in an outside meal of gargantuan portions, excess salt and calories.  This cannot be sustainable.

I watch my children choose high sugar snacks when not in my sight and ask for Coke and chips.  I then watch their erratic behavior after consuming these snacks and realize that with my knowledge I know the trigger but what do other parents do?  Do they seek out medications that may not be sustainable?

In the world of Integrative Medicine, we spend a lot of time trying to understand the triggers behind disease and to deal with these triggers proactively rather than reactively.  In many ways, integrative medicine is sustainable medicine, since it leads us all to evaluate our lifestyles and decisions which ultimately lead to wastefulness and disease.

Rather than rush around, if we all slowed down a bit, then obesity would not be the national epidemic that it is now.  If we took time to think and then prepare meals, we would not be victims of the food choices offered at restaurants and fast food chains.  We may not then need the statins, the bypass surgeries, the fancy gyms and personal trainers.

If women slept through the night, would they need antidepressants and anxiety medications?  Would they have the inflammation that leads to hormonal dysregulation and to cancer?

I don’t have all the answers but I do know that if we are going to have a discussion on sustainability, then it has to begin with our health.  Using an Integrative Medicine approach, we can create sustainable health, finding the areas that drain our own spiritual, mental and physical resources.  Once we all have a handle on this, then we would not buy excessively, live excessively, or eat foods that we know our systems cannot handle.

It is sustainable health that will ultimately bring about sustainable living and eventually a sustainable economy.  I hope to continue helping myself and my patients find their path to sustainable health, indirectly contributing to our collective health.

Dr. Tom & Joy Rohrer – Rohrer Cosmetic Restorative Dentistry – Holistic, Restorative, Cosmetic, Integrative & Natural Dentists; Specializing In Safe Amalgam Removal – Delray Beach, Florida

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715 George Bush Blvd. Delray Beach, FL 33483

561-536-3375 * DrsRohrer.com

Our philosophy is simple: Our ongoing pursuit to provide excellence in patient care. This means, to not only provide excellence in traditional dental care, but also to combine it with alternative therapy in the framework of whole body health. We provide world-class dentistry, state-of-the art technology, and whole body consideration as a means to establishing long lasting relationships with our highly valued patients. This integrated approach to dental care makes us unique, and allows us to provide you with The Best of Both Worlds! As a result you and your teeth can stay beautiful and healthy for the rest of your life!

About Dr. Tom & Joy Rohrer:

Dr. Tom Rohrer and Dr. Joy LaDelfa Rohrer, both graduated from the University of Florida Dental School and are Pankey Alumni. They believe in long term optimal oral health and aesthetics. The cosmetic and reconstructive philosophy of their practice is based on the teaching of the L.D. Pankey Institute. One of the guiding tenants of this philosophy is to treat people not just teeth.

"Our goal is to provide you with a quality dentistry, to help you keep all of your teeth for the rest of your life in maximum health, comfort, function and appearance at a minimum of stress and discomfort".
-Dr. Thomas Rohrer

What is A Pankey Dentist?

Pankey-trained dentists are taught how to treat their patients as individuals, how to do complete examinations, how to take enough time to listen and answer questions fully, and how to create a practice that reflects their own personal values.
Optimal care is the goal of Pankey-trained dentists, and this creates long-lasting comfort, function and naturally beautiful teeth. Your Pankey-trained dentist will discuss treatment options and counsel you on making appropriate choices.

Optimal Care is the Dentistry of the Future, right now!
Our continuing dental education is based on the standard of optimal oral health care. What is optimal care?

  • It's personalized to your needs
  • It's a caring attitude.
  • It's taking the time to discover how well your entire oral system is functioning.
  • It's about complete examinations and treatment.
  • It's about asking questions to understand you and your oral health.
  • It's about eliminating discomfort you may be experiencing – physically and emotionally.
  • Optimal care means bringing you to a level of health, comfort and beauty you may never have experienced before.

We put patients first. We are completely committed to the ideals of Integrated Dentistry. Integrated dentistry essentially means that we utilize both traditional treatment modalities as well as "complementary" treatments when indicated. We are focused on not only Optimal Health and Aesthetics of your teeth, but provide that care in the context of your whole body. Our Whole Body Approach, offers patients only the use of the finest materials and biocompatible products available. We are proud to offer mercury free products. We feel this approach is the safest and most aesthetically pleasing way to maintain and restore your oral health.

Compatibility Testing
Diet Counseling
Natural Detoxification
Heavy Metal Toxicity Testing
Periodontal Inflammatory Markers
Oral cancer screening-brush biopsy and Visilite
Deep Relaxation Integration
Cranial Sacral Treatment
Safe Amalgam Removal Process
Biocompatabilty testing
Antioxidant level screening
Galvanic spa

The goal is a lifetime of health, comfort, and beauty with the least possible treatment necessary. Learn more

Rohrer Cosmetic Restorative Dentistry * 715 George Bush Blvd. Delray Beach, FL 33483 

561-536-3375 * DrsRohrer.com

Serving: Delray Beach, Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Boynton Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Jupiter, Wellington, Lake Worth, Lantana, Ocean Ridge, Pompano Beach & South Florida

Dr. Johanan Rand, MD – Health-Aging Medical Centers – Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement, IV Nutrition Therapy, Anti-Aging Medicine, IV Nutrition Therapy, Functional Medicine, Integrative Medicine and Regenerative Medicine Doctor – West Orange, New Jersey

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667 Eagle Rock Ave, Suite 2A * West Orange, New Jersey * 973.325.6400


About  Dr. Johanan Rand, MD: Founder, Medical Director, Role Model and Practicing Physician:

  • Dr. Rand is a leader in providing cutting edge medical therapies with a functional regenerative and integrative approach.
  • Trained at the prestigious Albert Einstein Medical Center in NY, Dr. Rand is well equipped to bring his patients the best in integrative care.
  • Dr. Rand is passionate about achieving excellent patient outcomes.
  • Services are provided through a “high-touch” programmatic delivery model.

Dr Rand is the founder of Healthy Aging Medical Centers, located in NJ. His practice addresses the individualized needs of patients through functional, regenerative and integrative approaches. Custom programs are developed and implemented to prevent disease, restore health and vitality and allow one to achieve optimum healthy aging. Education and treatment is provided to the patient via scientifically proven peer-reviewed medical journals.

As a Physiatrist, a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Doctor, trained at the prestigious Albert Einstein Medical Center in N.Y., Dr Rand understands how to treat and heal the whole person. This specialty is the only field of medicine whose objective it to achieve maximum level of independent functioning. Over the past 15 years, Dr Rand has treated numerous acute and chronic pain patients though the traditional use of anti-inflammatory medications, steroid injections as well as nerve blocks (epidurals). The shortcomings of this traditional approach is that it emphasizes treatment of the symptoms and not the cause of the disease. He found that through this conventional based medical approach his patients would often achieve only temporary improvements of their symptoms. By not addressing the causes, the deterioration of the disease would only progress and their functional decline continued to impact their overall health, which then only led to many other diseases of chronic aging.

Ultimately, the disease, and not the underlying causes, became the focus of treatment.
In Dr. Rand’s quest to improve the quality of life of his patients, he decided to train in the field of Anti-aging medicine. Over the past several years, Dr. Rand has utilized this approach in the management of his patients’ total well being through integrating this holistic field of medicine – which focuses on the causes behind the symptoms of disease — into his existing practice. By analyzing the patient’s symptoms and his/her specific blood -work, he identifies those particular deficiencies and develops an individualized program. Through proper bio-identical hormone replacements, nutritional and supplement programs, development of appropriate fitness routines and other sustainable lifestyle changes, Dr. Rand’s patients can ultimately achieve optimum healthy aging.

Dr Rand is very passionate about this field and thrives to be a role model for his patients, through living what he preaches. He enjoys an active and healthy lifestyle which includes healthy eating, taking high quality supplements, weight and cardio-training, yoga and martial arts. He is on the cutting edge of the latest techniques in this field of medicine, but at the same time relies heavily on well based research, thus implementing only the safest and most effective methods for his patients. Dr. Rand constantly updates his knowledge through daily reading and research and regularly travels all over the country and the world to attend various seminars and lectures. Through the utilization of his customized and integrative medical programs you will achieve your objective of healthy aging and well being and enjoy the life in your years to come.

Preventive Age Management:

Recent aging research, and continuous advancements and understanding in how our bodies work on a cellular level, has brought doctors and scientists new insights on how we can slow, stop, and even reverse many of the symptoms of aging.  Some of these symptoms, such as the loss of physical vitality and a healthy appearance, can have a significant affect on the quality of our lives.  Healthy Aging Medical Centers are dedicated and committed to providing our patients with the latest treatment, support, education and encouragement on life-changing options that are available to them by recommending preventative age management.

Our practice of INDIVIDUALIZED MEDICINE optimizes your health, promotes well being and prevents disease through preventative age management programs:

  • Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Programs
  • IV Nutritional Therapy
  • Comprehensive Nutrition and Supplement Evaluation Programs for Weight Loss and Well Being
  • Metabolic Testing for Food and Environmental Sensitivities and Allergies/Detoxification Programs
  • Preventive Cardiac Disease Programs
  • Evaluation and Support for Effective and Sustainable Fitness Programs

Our Medical practice specializes in Preventative Age Management, which encompasses: Integrative, Functional, Preventative, Aesthetic and Environmental Medical Treatments. We have the knowledge and the expertise for maximizing your potential to maintain and improve your health through the most effective and natural medical protocols and techniques. Traditional medical practices follow a “fix it when it’s broken” or “diagnose and treat” approach. Our focus is on prevention age management and support, in order to help maintain and/or regain optimal health, vitality and vigor, thus fostering a more dynamic life throughout middle age and beyond.

Our Medical Practice of Preventative Age Management only utilizes protocols based on Peer Review Medical Journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine. Vitamins, nutrition, and exercise are all integral components of the program. However, Natural Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy is IMPERATIVE in achieving vitality, resilience and vigor as well as Therapeutic Protection against AGE RELATED DISEASES.

Suzanne Somers recommends Health Aging Medical Centers as an Age Management health care provider.