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Independent Registered Doctor

Medical, Preventative, Individual

Enhancing resilience, performance and healthy lifespan

An alternative to accepting low resilience, low energy, low mental clarity

Regardless of age, being metabolically unwell reduces immunity to viruses, infections & disease.

Being metabolically well isn’t an exclusive club. Anyone can belong. It is never too late.

Dr Cindy de Villiers

Treatments leverage relevant clinical experience, A4M, specialty testing & medtech

 

The underlying principles of an independent registered doctor

  1. The objective of optimal human performance, resilience and healthy lifespan
  2. Beginning with the fundamentals of nutrition and lifestyle
  3. Applying medicine to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of illness
  4. Superseding reductionism with coordination between medicine & exercise, mainstream and alternative medicine
  5. Individualizing diagnosis and treatment
  6. Leveraging technology while maintaining privacy
  7. Numbers to conquer bias, Objectivity to conquer marketing messages
  8. New solutions to new problems without losing sight of accumulated human experience & wisdom
  9. Real world clinical experience in balance with statistical medical research
  10. The application of neuro-psycho-physiology

 

Personalized Medicine

  • is for those who choose to optimize resilience and a healthy lifespan using nutritional & lifestyle choices. What happens when expectations aren’t met?

  • is for those invested in human performance. What is available to those who want to baseline their health and use continuous monitoring for enhancement?

  • works beyond the funded guidelines. What happens when symptoms don’t seem to fit an expected pattern or addressable diagnosis?

We don’t believe it’s correct that “it doesn’t matter what you eat” or “there’s nothing more that can be done” or “you should come back when it gets worse”.

We’ve found that choices significantly influence what age and disease mean.

The tricky bit is finding the right information for the right choices.

I provide medical research, individualized & prioritized for the client, so they can get the most out of their life.

Dr Cindy de Villiers

Cause & Effect

 
cell danger response

 

Many are finding increasing difficulty maintaining cognitive function, energy, sleep, mood, digestion & normal weight. This is generally put down to “just getting older” or worse “depression.” It seems like our bodies aren’t coping with the environmental pressures of modern life.

Researchers are trying to make sense of chronic disease and the triggers and drivers that leave us inflamed and sick, but not dead. The focus is increasingly on the role of mitochondria, often referred to as the energy factories of the cells. If these mitochondria perceive threat or are damaged, the rest of the cell suffers. One such theory is the Cell Danger Response, which dovetails into another theory of “Finite Responses to Infinite Insults”.

In effect, our bodies have 3 main responses to what’s called “an infinite number of insults”. The insults include infection, environmental and food toxins, emotional disruption, mold and radiation. As another example, there are upwards of 400 known risk factors and mediators for cardiovascular disease including pollution & loneliness, with 25 major risk factors.  Once an insult is detected by the mitochondria, the body brings out its arsenal of Oxidation, Inflammation and Immune activation.

In the past we would have either got rid of an invading organism or healed from an injury promptly. In the modern world, the mitochondria seem to “get stuck” in an endless loop of a perceived threat (often due to not having fully eradicated the original threat), cycling around the three responses, mitochondrial damage and creating more inflammation and oxidation, leading to further threat. Genetic SNPs and metabolic memory are recruited leading to tissue damage and malfunction.

When we modulate the three responses and decrease the insults, the body is able to heal. Each individual will have their own set of circumstances that need to be addressed.

So, while the three responses remain the same, the treatment is very individual.