Metabolism is the chemical process your body uses to transform the food you eat into the fuel that keeps you alive. It also refers to the thousands of chemical reactions that are taking place within the body every minute. Nutrition (food) consists of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. These substances are broken down by enzymes in your digestive system, and then carried to the cells where they can be used as fuel and for repair. Your body also uses light from the Sun to run many of these chemical reactions.
What Is a Metabolic Disorder?
Usually, metabolic disorders are looked at as genetic issues only and although those do exist, there are many functional ones that can be identified and treated. A metabolic disorder occurs when a person’s chemical balance is disrupted by having nutrient imbalances, toxic exposures, hormone imbalances, immune problems and an overexposure to non-native EMF.
Autoimmune problems, cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes are all examples of these functional metabolic disorders. The doctors at the CIIT Center are trained to evaluate patients to find the cause of these issues and fix them, rather than treating symptoms alone. They use specialized blood, urine, stool and saliva testing to look for imbalances in the metabolism and once found, these problems can be reversed in many cases.