Teaching principles of health
Dr. Starling has been trained through Opus23 and SHEI for interpretation of genetic data obtained through 23andme. Integrating the knowledge obtained from many years of genetic interpretation with the added data from Opus23 can be an extremely useful tool to get to the root of dysfunction.
There are several tests available to assist in determining levels of hormones, genetic mutations, neurotransmitters, typical blood markers and overall nutrient status. Testing available includes blood, salivary, stool and urinary testing.
Through customized dietary and supplementation guidance, knowledge of the biochemistry of nutrients is used to safely and effectively treat disease and physiological imbalance. While working with individual health concerns and possible dietary restrictions, dietary and supplement counselling is used to promote optimal health.
A form of medicine that aims to prevent and cure disease by using specific doses of vitamins, amino acids, fatty acids, trace minerals, electrolytes, and other natural substances found in the human body.
Botanical medicine uses the strength of whole plants to heal. While understanding the pharmacological mechanisms of plants, their powerful constituents can be used to formulate specific tinctures, or they can be taken as dried concentrates in pill form.
This includes a comprehensive assessment of an individual’s health risks through reviewing diet, exercise, sleep, digestion, energy, and other factors to develop a preventative health protocol.
Being licensed to prescribe pharmaceuticals enables a broader understanding of the possible interactions between natural therapies and drugs, side effects of drugs, and where natural medicine may provide a more effective alternative to the drug and where it may not.
This includes addressing the interplay between physical, mental, emotional, nutritional and environmental factors, and their relationship to individual health. Through education and guidance you are assisted in gaining the control necessary to live a balanced and healthy lifestyle.