Medical Weight Loss Program in San Diego

0 22 June 2016

At Spark Health, we believe the key to losing weight and keeping it off is understanding the factors contributing to the problem.  These factors vary person to person, but they can include hormone imbalances, digestive problems, food intolerances or negative emotional environments. Our doctors will examine all of these factors, and work with you to create an individualized program that includes diet, exercise, lifestyle counseling, oral supplements and IV therapy.  Weight-loss programs increase cell membrane fluidity to allow toxins to exit the cell, as well as help maintain a proper blood sugar balance, healthy cholesterol level and appropriate digestion or absorption rates. Spark’s signature treatments support healthy weight loss and body detoxification, such as our Body Sculpt Shot or our Weight Loss and Cellular Detox IV bags. Spark Health helps empower our patients to lose weight in a healthy, safe a

0 16 June 2016

Naturopathic doctors (ND) support patients with cancer to maximize overall health, fight disease processes and prevent or reduce side effects of standard cancer treatment regimens for patients who utilizing them. Spark Health doctors may recommend specific supplements or nutritional programs in an individualized treatment approach. Naturopathic doctors who specialize in naturopathic oncology understand both the standard treatments employed by medical, radiation and surgical oncologists, and how best to work in a collaborative model of cancer co-treatment. Spark Health doctors often help patients maintain their oncology treatment regimens while providing vital support reducing the side effects of those treatments. Naturopathic doctors are well aware of the multitude of ‘alternative therapies’ promoted to cure cancer and work to educate patients on evidence-based treatment modalities. Spark Health also screens for any potential interactions between conventional cancer therapies and natural products that may affect the efficacy of a treatment. This supports the natural cancer-fighting ability of the immune system in helping prevent recurrence or other types of cancer. If you’re interested in speaking with Dr. Aliza Cicerone and learning

0 9 June 2016

Our bodies accumulate toxins from a variety of places: the air we breathe, food, household chemicals and even environmental factors.  It is important to help the body efficiently remove these toxins by improving how the organs of detoxification and elimination — liver, kidneys and the gastrointestinal tract —  function. Our Spark Health Detox Programs are designed to safely and effectively guide you through this process with an easy plan that balances your body and improves health from the inside out. If toxins are too rapidly released without being eliminated safely first, they can do more damage than good to your body. Our detox programs focus on improving and optimizing how your body’s own detoxification systems function. Spark Health Detox Programs patients experience increased energy, enhanced immune function, improved digestion, clearer skin, weight loss, pain relief and mental clarity, as well as reduced stress and tension. If you’re interested in learning more about the Spark Approach to personalized medicine, give us a call at (858) 228-4188.

0 1 June 2016

Digestive health can be the key to long term health for many people, and many of the testing methods available only look for infectious or disease causing bacteria. At Spark Health, we look at all the aspects of the digestive system that impact our health: inflammation, immune system regulation and response, digestion and absorption of protein, fat, and other nutrients, yeast, parasites, and levels of both beneficial and harmful bacteria. This shows us the full picture of digestive system health and function, and allows us to use botanicals, prescription medications, and probiotics to balance and restore each patient’s unique gastrointestinal environment, or microbiome. If you’re interesting in learning more about the Spark approach to personalized medicine, visit our website at mysparkhealth.com, or give us a call at 858.228.4188.

0 23 May 2016

If you struggle with autoimmune disease such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Psoriasis, Celiac Disease, Scleroderma, Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis, you likely experience regular flare-ups of symptoms that alternate with periods of symptom-free remission. Although autoimmune diseases cannot be reversed, symptoms can be well controlled with targeted supplement, nutrition and lifestyle therapies. At Spark Health, we offer specialized testing that looks at all the antibodies present in the different types of autoimmune disease, as well as the different markers of inflammation in your body. Our doctors will then tailor a nutrition and supplement treatment protocol based on your symptoms and specific lab results, designing you a plan for successful disease control and long-term immune system health. If you’re interested in learning more about the Spark Approach to personalized medicine, give us a call at (858) 228-4188.

0 19 May 2016

If you have SIBO, or Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, you are probably experiencing digestive symptoms such as gas, abdominal bloating, and diarrhea or constipation. You may also have problems with weight gain, restless leg syndrome, anxiety or insomnia. SIBO is caused by dysregulation in the digestive and nervous systems, and results in abnormal growths of bacteria causing these symptoms in the small intestine. At Spark Health, we approach SIBO diagnosis and treatment with a comprehensive, integrative approach that includes state of the art testing and bacteria eradication. The bacteria is eradicated by starving them of their dietary fuel sources and changing the digestive system environment to discourage regrowth. This reestablishes the nervous system signals to the gut, allowing for proper digestion. If you’re interested in learning more about the Spark Approach to personalized medicine, give us a call at (858) 228-4188.

0 17 May 2016

If you are experiencing chronic fatigue, know that it’s common to struggle finding the answer to what exactly is causing your low energy. Rather than simply recommending general supplements, Health Spark doctors run extensive tests that examine thyroid and adrenal functions, hormone levels, iron metabolism and more. Looking inside your body to uncover the cause allows the root of what is making you feel fatigued to be treated. Our doctors will then work with you to develop a personalized treatment protocol designed for long-lasting improvement in energy and mood. If you’re interested in learning more about the Spark Approach to personalized medicine, give us a call at (858) 228-4188.

4 10 May 2016

Prolotherapy is a cutting edge regenerative injection treatment used to repair injured ligaments, tendons and joints for people suffering from pain, joint instability and osteoarthritis. Ligaments and tendons generally have a poor blood supply and consequently, incomplete healing is common after an injury. Coupled with frequent use of NSAIDs, ice and cortisone, it is easy to see why chronic pain is so common. Prolotherapy is considered a powerful alternative to surgery and a healthier option to pain medications and anti-inflammatory injections such as cortisone or other steroidal injections. The revolutionary treatment is minimally invasive and is affordable to boot, allowing you to return to your active lifestyle quickly and safely. Dextrose Prolotherapy involves injecting dextrose with an anesthetic into a damaged area, usually a ligament, tendon or joint. This solution causes a local, mild irritation initiating an inflammatory response that “turns on” the body’s powerful healing process. This procedure stimulates the growth of new ligament, tendon and cartilage in the damaged area. The ligaments and tendons produced after prolotherapy appear much the same as normal tissues, except they are thicker and stronger due to the new

1 10 May 2016

Many people struggle with thyroid imbalance, which can negatively manifest through a variety of different ways.  Patients with hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid gland, can experience symptoms such as low energy, constipation, weight gain, fluid retention, hair loss, cold sensitivity and depression. Patients with hyperthyroidism, or an overactive thyroid gland, can experience symptoms such as anxiety, diarrhea, heart palpitations, heat sensitivity and insomnia. At Spark Health, we determine the underlying cause of your thyroid imbalance. In addition to checking thyroid, hormone and cortisol levels, our doctors test for any autoimmune diseases may be affecting normal thyroid functions, such as Hashimotos Thyroiditis or Graves disease. Spark Health doctors treat thyroid disorders with a comprehensive approach that uses prescription and natural thyroid support, as well as nutrition and lifestyle modifications. By treating the underlying cause of thyroid imbalance, the associated symptoms are alleviated. If you’re interested in learning more about the Spark Approach to personalized medicine, give us a call at (858) 228-4188.

2 10 May 2016

If you are suffering from depression or anxiety, you have probably felt discouraged by doctors simply prescribing medications for your symptoms. You probably feel frustrated about the lack of improvement with medication alone too.  At Spark Health, we work together with our patients to uncover the cause of your symptoms. Through extensive testing of brain chemistry, or neurotransmitters, as well as genetic testing for accurate medication response, our doctors can tailor a medication or supplement treatment protocol to be designed specifically for your body’s needs. Spark Health patients who follow their custom treatment protocols benefit from boosts in long-term mental health and well-being. If you’re interested in learning more about the Spark Approach to personalized medicine, give us a call at (858) 228-4188.

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