The Health Problem in the U.S. – Why We Should all Be Alarmed

November 06, 2014

By Dr. Joseph Pizzorno,
Founder Bastyer University, author The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine

 

If you could change your future health wouldn’t you? It’s time to stand-up and take notice – before it’s too late. We’re a sick country which statistics show is getting worse, not better.

The Statistics are alarming:

  • 47% of adults 18 to 65 have 1 or more chronic disease and 15% have 3 or more!
  • The average adult over 40 takes 4 different medications in a year.
  • The average over 65 is 6 or more in a year.
  • Health care costs are out of control.
  • 25% of out-patient visits are a result of adverse reaction to properly prescribed drugs.
  • Prescriptions are the 4th leading cause of death in US.
  • We now spend over 18% of the GDP on healthcare. This is unsustainable.

No one is exempt from creating better health practices. The issue is that most of us just don’t have the best guidance to do so. Fortunately, you have a choice, you now have IQYOU to help guide your best health. Developed over the past 13 years by leading scientists, developers and doctors, it’s a Smart Solution for everyone to manage their best future (so you don’t become a statistic).

The medical system is oriented to late-stage disease. Managing the complexity of preventative care and addressing the precursor to ill-health has been difficult. There are limited resources for consumers and for physicians for individualized wellness plans and programs. We have generic care rather than personalized care. There’s an inability to handle individualized uniqueness. We all want to feel our best and there’s a high consumer use of natural health products. Unfortunately, there’s little understanding or direction for them, so there are wasted resources, drug interactions, dysfunctions and deficiencies that aren’t addressed, which are the precursors to ill-health and chronic conditions.

A group of doctors, scientists and developers came together 13 years ago and began to map-out how to address this missing link. Over that time we’ve created a revolutionary tool for corporate wellness, for doctors and for consumers

IQYOU is an artificial intelligence engine developed to provide the missing link. By empowering individuals to make better health choices as well as address the precursor to ill-health, people have amazing outcomes. In just 4 years of tracking health scores in corporate wellness environments with thousands of individuals, every year health scores have improved and their risk for disease has dropped. Now people can use their IQYOU guidance to collaborate with their physicians and become an active participant in their health for the long-run. Physicians now have a tool to help focus on solutions versus researching for solutions. It’s certainly a new day in healthcare for everyone.

 

Fixing the Health Problem – With YOU front and Center

What’s wrong with this picture? You get a check-up once a year. You receive health feedback, but you don’t really have a full defensive or offensive game plan for managing your health. You probably also go to a specialist like a gynecologist if you’re a female. Some of us may also seek a chiropractor when we have back pain. The only other time you probably see your doctor is when you have an ache or pain. Usually a prescription is provided and over time, you’re taking multiple prescriptions for multiple conditions. The average person, by the time they are 45, is taking 4.5 different prescriptions per year. By the time they are 65, they are taking 7 or more annually. Have we really solved anything? Did you resolve the issue(s) you came in to address?

The solution is to promote health rather than simply treat disease. The solution is to address dysfunctions and deficiencies BEFORE they become ill-health. By addressing the underlying causes, versus masking symptoms with prescriptions, many prescriptions may not be needed. Other prescriptions may be reduced or eliminated. It’s not that all

Equally important, we need to treat each individual uniquely, rather than expect generic care to work for all. We provide this personalized health promotion through sophisticated artificial intelligence, based on the latest studies, to provide individualized solutions for everyone and a link for their practitioner to collaborate on their best health. A smart tool can empower you by providing an owner’s manual for your unique needs and physiology. If you have the right roadmap, you can maximize your optimal health to feel your best and to live a healthier life.  The current system is Disease Treatment – the Solution is Health Promotion. We need to move from Generic Care to Personalized Care; from Symptom Relief to Treating Underlying Causes; from Secondary Prevention to Primary Prevention; from Dependence on Doctors to Education & Self Help; from Dependence on Drugs to Natural Solutions to live a healthier life.

Q: Why is managing individual health so complex?

Everyone is unique from your genetics, your diet, your lifestyle, where you live, what you’re exposed to and unlimited factors that no one person could possibly map to provide the exact solutions needed.

  • žThere are over 4,000 enzymes
  • ž4,000 molecules in the body
  • 175 toxins at high enough levels to poison enzymes
  • ž250 nutrients known important to physiology
  • ž200 botanicals with adequate data
  • žNew drugs entering market every year
  • ž2,000,000 genetic polymorphisms that determine how we make our enzymes

Q: What is your vision for the future of health and fixing the problem?

The solution is to promote health rather than simply treat disease. Equally important, we need to treat each individual uniquely, rather than expect generic care to work for all. We provide this personalized health promotion through sophisticated artificial intelligence, based on the latest studies, to provide individualized solutions for everyone and a link for their practitioner to collaborate on their best health. A smart tool can empower you by providing an owner’s manual for your unique needs and physiology. If you have the right roadmap, you can maximize your optimal health to feel your best and to live a healthier life.  The current system is Disease Treatment – the Solution is Health Promotion. We need to move from Generic Care to Personalized Care; from Symptom Relief to Treating Underlying Causes; from Secondary Prevention to Primary Prevention; from Dependence on Doctors to Education & Self Help; from Dependence on Drugs to Natural Solutions to live a healthier life.

Q: How can Artificial Intelligence assist consumers and their physicians?

By providing personalized recommendations and customized solutions you have the tools to create your best health outcomes as a self-help tool. If you chose to link your physician, your practitioner can collaborate on the same solutions with you. Your physician will have:

  • More time to interact with you
  • More accurate understanding of your unique needs
  • Improved intervention efficacy
  • Fewer adverse reactions or interactions

What are the key benefits of IQYOU?

It’s the only program available to help consumers create their best health while linking their physicians to collaborate on their future.

It’s a simple to use—yet sophisticated way to create the optimal harmony for best health. It does 3 important things:

  1. Encompasses your “full picture” to provide an evaluation of your health risks through thousands of data points. Because your picture is constantly changing, IQYOU is a support tool you can use to manage your best health as often as you want.
  2. Provides researched solutions to address your unique individual exposures which cause symptoms, dysfunctions, deficiencies and ill-health.
  3. Reinforces healthy behaviors to improve how you feel, and to live a healthier life.

The individual components are really too many to note, from your health score, disease risk report, 21 Day Action plan to personalized meals to customized supplements.

Q: Give examples or statistics of how this has helped consumers already.

With over 4 years of experience with 9,000 corporate wellness employees, the average health score improved every year; there was a reduction in high risk for all diseases; the majority began with multiple nutrient deficiencies, which supplements and a substantial change in diet addressed; others had elevated toxins, which were addressed; marked behavioral changes were made supporting healthier lifestyles including increased exercise, decreased smoking.

Q: Shouldn’t consumers be concerned about their secrecy? Is this HIPAA compliant?

Yes, this system is HIPAA compliant and secrecy is at the forefront on any medically based system.

Q: How does this empower people?

IQYOU empowers you with the knowledge to take ownership of your health and to be an active and informed participant in your healthcare decisions. This Smart Tool is multi-faceted to give you a road-map for your best health. Knowledge packed with solutions is empowerment.

Q: Why do people need to act now?

Your health is your most important asset, period. You need to protect that asset. You don’t have time to wait on other for your health. Fortunately, we’ve provided an incredible amount of value for free and it’s simple to get started. So you really don’t have a reason not to.

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Q: What are the foundational elements for creating your best health?

The most simplistic components of good health are: Nutrition, Exercise, Sleep, Mental Health and avoiding environmental toxins. It sounds simple, but there are so many factors that can erode our foundation for our best health, IQYOU your solution.

Q: Why is the IQYOU Smart Tool so important to understanding and managing better health?

It’s your instrument panel for navigating your best health.

Everyone’s physiology is unique. Our genetics are unique. Everything that we do is unique from our lifestyle and diet to the prescriptions and over-the-counter medications we take to environmental toxins that damage our physiology. We each have unique dysfunctions, which can cause chronic conditions. There is a cause and effect in our body, with everything that we do. Deficiencies are created, toxins are stored, pH imbalanced, cells are changed, nutrient absorption is compromised, flora imbalanced, blood pressure is elevated etc. IQYOU provides a risk assessment backed by over 30,000 medical references to provide your roadmap to your best health. Achieving balance eliminates symptoms, repairs dysfunctions, improves how we feel and lowers our risk for chronic conditions and disease states and improves your health score.

Q: What are the key benefits of following the IQYOU recommendations?

It’s a simple way to create the optimal harmony for best health. It does 3 important things:

  1. Takes your “full picture” to provide an evaluation of your health risks through thousands of data points. Because your picture is constantly changing, IQYOU is a daily support tool to manage your best health.
  2. Provides researched solutions to address your unique individual exposures which cause symptoms, dysfunctions, deficiencies and ill-health.
  3. Reinforces healthy behaviors to improve how you feel and to live a healthier life.

Q: What is the 21 Day Quick Start and Why is that an important first step?

You might initially feel overwhelmed with the information provided.  We’ve designed the first 21 Day Quick Start to be the easiest and quickest first steps. Start by making healthier food choices and also by taking your customized supplements. After 21 days you’ll receive more information to help you to take additional steps to your best health.

Q: Why is personalization important for supplements?

Personalization is vitally important when it comes to your health. In the past you took a generic supplement which is made for the masses, not for you. You never knew whether you were getting the right form, the right dose, the right nutrients and in the right combination. Personalization takes into account your family history, age, sex, deficiencies, prescription interactions, where you live, and numerous factors that are important to what your body needs or doesn’t need.

Q: Should everyone take supplements? How do I know if I need them?

I always state that we should get the majority of our nutrient needs from eating the right foods. Unfortunately, that is a difficult thing for the majority of us to do. With the lack of nutrients in our foods, the hectic schedule of the average person, the difficulty to consume all of the nutrients needed and the factors which cause deficiencies, we should all take a customized supplement to meet our needs. Few are aware that in the last 50 years the nutritional content of foods has decreased an alarming 50%.

Q: Tell us the research behind these supplements? 

There are hundreds of thousands of clinical research studies on the benefits of supplements and botanicals to physiology. The IQYOU engine matches your needs with the latest research and clinical studies. The Salugenecist team of doctors and researchers have matched the highest quality nutrients based on sound medical and scientific data.

Q: What is unique about the proprietary blends for these supplements? 

The Salugenecist team created the highest standards demanded of a practitioner brand for the manufacturing process, ingredient purity, quality, and nutrient efficacy. Our proprietary blends are based on the research on optimizing the maximum absorption and efficacy to deliver what your physiology needs. There are no binders, fillers, or artificial ingredients, which can be found in many of the common supplement brands.

Q: Are supplements safe to take alongside prescription drugs? 

If you are taking prescription drugs you must be knowledgeable about which supplements are appropriate which could interact. Nutritional supplements can decrease the side effects from drug—which is good! However, the wrong supplement can make a drug less effective or even more toxic. IQYOU has a very sophisticated algorithm to ensure the right supplements are recommended and which are inappropriate for any drugs you are taking.

Q: Recent media has painted a negative picture for supplements. What is the real story and the research behind it? 

Unfortunately, there exists an strong anti-supplement, pro-drug industry that distorts the research. It is certainly true that not every supplement is appropriate for every person. This is the reason we developed IQYOU—to provide you the guidance for which supplements will improve your health and which to avoid because they are either useless or potentially might interact with any drugs you are taking.

Q: How should you use this tool for the long-term?

IQYOU should become an important asset to manage your future health. Set goals and monitor your goals. Create new healthier habits. You’ll receive email support, take advantage of nutritionist conference calls and other future information. Introduce it to your physician or health professional to collaborate on your health plan. When you have changes in your life, update IQYOU. Your changes can change your custom supplement, improve your health score and more. Follow the delicious recipes to eat healthier and to get more of the nutrition that you need. Follow the email support and send us an email if you have any questions.

Q: How is the lab test integrated?

Lab tests are one of the many sources of information IQYOU uses to understand your unique biochemistry and which nutrients are most useful for you. The right test will directly measure a physiological function.

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Q: What is the current missing link in today’s mainstream medicine?

There are Appalling health care statistics:

  • ž47% of adults 18-65 have 1+ chronic disease
  • ž15% have 3 or more!
  • ž Over age 65, 15% on 10 or more drugs
  • ž We spend over 18% of the GDP on medical care
  • ž And it is getting worse…

Out-of-control cost & High incidence of adverse reactions to properly drug

  • ž25% of out-patient visits result in an adverse event
  • 4th leading cause of death in US
  • žThe medical system is oriented to late-stage disease.
  • žGeneric care vs. Individual care
  • žHigh consumer use of natural health products, but little understanding
  • žWasted resources
  • žDrug interactions

Q: What are some of the issues faced by health practitioners?

Health practitioners face numerous challenges in trying to provide wellness care for their patients… The best medicine fully addresses each person’s unique needs. Unfortunately, this is so complex that no doctor can possibly keep in mind all the biochemistry and genetic variations.

Q: What has to change?

The current system is Disease Treatment – the Solution is Health Promotion. We need to move from Generic Care to Personalized Care; from Symptom Relief to Treating Underlying Causes; from Secondary Prevention to Primary Prevention; from Dependence on Doctors to Coaching, Education & Self Help; from Dependence on Drugs to Natural Solutions to live a healthier life.

Q: Why Personalization is the Key?

  • ž Treat the person, not (just) the disease
  • ž Treat the causes, not (just) symptom relief
  • ž Generic nutrient standards do not account for individual needs
  • ž Generic “safe” levels of toxins to not account for individual ability to detoxify and susceptibility to damage
  • ž Huge genetic variation in physiological function
  • ž Virtually all diseases are multi-factoral:
  •  Symptom relief alone is not adequate
  •  Simplistic interventions rarely work

      … But the Solution is Currently Complex

Q: The Personalization Challenge?

Personalization is difficult for the individual and the practitioner. Consumers don’t have a roadmap to follow. It is difficult for practitioners to dedicate the amount of time needed to create a true personalized program, to monitor it and to provide feedback over time. Everyone is unique from their genetics, their diet, their lifestyle, where they live, what they are exposed to and unlimited factors that no one person could possibly map to provide the exact solutions needed for each person:

  • There are over 4,000 enzymes
  • ž4,000 molecules in the body
  • ž175 toxins at high enough levels to poison enzymes
  • ž250 nutrients known important to physiology
  • ž200 botanicals with adequate data
  • žNew drugs entering market every year
  • ž2,000,000 genetic polymorphisms

Q: What’s the Clinician to do?

How can the clinician possibly?

  1. Read all the research
  2. Keep all the physiology in mind
  3. Keep all the possible causes and interventions in mind
  4. Make consistently logical decisions, if all the relationships could be remembered

According to IBM, By 2020 the Clinician will be faced by 200 times the amount of information a human brain can process.

Q: Why is Artificial Intelligence the solution? 

We are fortunate that computers have become so fast that they can now calculate all the biochemistry.

Q: Types of Medical Expert Systems and why the Smart Tool is the best logic system 

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Q: What is the Smart Tool for Doctors? Define what it is. 

Q: How long did it take you to develop this and who was involved?

12 years. MDs, NDs, PhDs, Pharmacists, Nutritionists,  artificial intelligence experts, mathematicians.

Q: How have you integrated supplements?

We narrow the individual needs through Artificial Intelligence based on over 30,000 of the most relevant medical studies and clinical references out of over 250,000. Nutrient needs and individual deficiencies are then presented. We built our software to integrate with the latest manufacturing processes through our partner, Village Green Apothecary. We can match the unique needs of each individual, which offers over 2 million unique supplement possibilities.

We’ve also integrated lab tests to the practitioner program. Lab tests can alter the customized supplement output. A practitioner may also create changes within the system to further customize the results.

Q: What is unique about the proprietary blends and quality? 

The Salugenecist team created the highest standards demanded of a practitioner brand for the manufacturing process, ingredient purity, quality, and nutrient efficacy. Our proprietary blends are based on the research on optimizing the maximum absorption and efficacy to deliver what your physiology needs. There are no binders, fillers, or artificial ingredients, which can be found in many of the common supplement brands.

Q: Why is personalization important for supplements?

Personalization is vitally important when it comes to your health. In the past you took a generic supplement which is made for the masses, not for you. You never knew whether you were getting the right form, the right dose, the right nutrients and in the right combination. Personalization takes into account your family history, age, sex, deficiencies, prescription interactions, where you live, and numerous factors that are important to what your body needs or doesn’t need.

Q: How can it help your practice?

The Smart Tool A.I. Engine is a simplistic tool to integrate into your practice for all patients. You simply send a patient a link to answer a set of questions. You’ll see their health report, health risks and recommended solutions along with the supporting research and studies to view at your fingertips. They have a tool to manage their daily health when they leave your office, you’ll have a long-term engagement tool to interact with your patient. The Smart Tool allows for:

  • More patient engagement
  • More accurate understanding of patient
  • Improved intervention efficacy
  • Fewer adverse reactions
  • Fewer adverse interactions
  • Safe & effective integration of conventional/CAM
  • žMore time to interact with patient
  • A customized supplement
  • Increased office revenues

With True Personalization with Better Clinical Outcomes your practice will provide the leading-edge of Future Medical Care and will continue to grow as a result.