COPENHAGEN: August Bournonvilles Passage 1, 1055 Copenhagen.
LOS ANGELES location available by request only.
The Nutrition Doctor health clinic is a cross-disciplinary team of doctors and nutritionist Christina Santini, all specializing in detecting the root cause of disease through advanced biochemical testing and infrared scanning. This enables us to prevent disease before symptoms manifest and also to supertune your body's performance, so you feel and look great in the skin you are in. We like to consider it a superhero checkup - cos who doesn't want to be batman. We treat following issues: Allergies + Cancer + Diabetes + Eating disorders + Heart disease + Men's health + Women's hormones and Fertility + Weight and Metabolism disorders.
Grab a tea or espresso and Christina Santini will be right out to get you.
Iodine deficiency is tied to sluggish thyroid, weight gain, estrogen dominance, low iq, dry skin and brittle hair and nails along with digestive issues incl. constipation. Yes, none of these are very sexy admittedly. But fact is we have become a generation characterized by exactly these things. So it is not surprising, that iodine deficiency is epidemic. (1) The book by Dr. David Brownstein, Iodine: Why You Need It and Why You Can't Live Without It, sums up its importance:"Iodine is the most misunderstood nutrient. After 12 years of practicing medicine, I can say that it is impossible to achieve your optimal health if you do not have adequate iodine levels. I have yet to see any item that is more important for promoting health than iodine." Now we might think it is as simple as just taking iodine then, if we are deficient. That, however, is not the case. You will need to assess whether you have the nutrients involved in proper absorption of iodine i.e. selenium, magnesium, iron, tyrosine and vitamin A. Even if you check off these nutrients, there is still a chance, you won’t absorb iodine properly and will waste years trying to saturate your body’s need for this essential nutrient without any luck. This happens if you have toxic levels of certain chemicals. Perchlorate, thiocyanate and nitrate (called as major Sodium-Iodide Symporter (NIS) inhibitors) are known to competitively inhibit iodide uptake by the thyroid gland and thus, human exposure to major NIS inhibitors is a public health concern (2). NIS is something you want to pay attention to, as this symporter is responsible for the uptake of iodine in the body. If something is blocking the symporter, you will not benefit from the iodine or other supplements you might be taking. This is why I always test clients for their chemical toxic load when treating them. Simply focusing on knowing their nutrient deficiencies is not enough and will not identify the underlying reasons of why you are not absorbing your nutrients.
Stress and burnout can have many different causes, but they share the hormonal dysfunction characterized by imbalanced cortisol and sex-hormones. The World Health Organization has a new definition of Occupational Burnout: “A syndrome resulting from chronic stress at work that has not been successfully managed.” This new definition of burnout will be published in the International Classification of Diseases, ICD-11, which will go into effect in January 2022.
I will be doing a first-of-its-kind full day workshop, geared to give you specific strategies to pinpoint underlying causes and how to self-help tools to treat those areas yourself. This is a unique opportunity especially for those of you not able to come in for full check-ups to get my help in pinpointing cause of your cancer and gain tools to target those areas. We will mainly be focusing on natural medicine and how-to-use-food-as-medicine, but not just in regards to cancer foods, but more specifically in regards to causes of cancer and how we can rid the body of those cancer-triggering compounds.
For those of you in Copenhagen, I am doing a talk on The biology of Our Hunger switch - smart method for lasting weight loss. You can sign up for this talk and read more - click here (Danish only). A list of all events can be seen by clicking here - reply to this email of you want to book me for an event either in Los Angeles or Copenhagen. I will be in Los Angeles throughout April and have a pop-up office in LA 2 x yearly open for advanced lab testing, thermography, heavy-metal and mineral checkups along with tailored personalized nutrition programs based on your biochemical blueprint and health goals. Send an email by clicking here to book an appointment.
Did you know that curcumin inhibits phase 1 detoxification? Now what exactly does this mean in terms of optimal guidelines on how to take curcumin? Well, let’s start from the beginning. There are two major detoxification pathways inside the liver cells, which are called the Phase 1 and Phase 2 detoxification pathways. Phase 1 detox pathway neutralizes some toxins while converting others to forms that can then be processed by Phase 2. If Phase 2 detox is slow due to certain drugs, genetic factors or nutrient deficiency, then these intermediary forms can build up and cause damage in your body. Genetic factors can include a mutation in the MTHFR gene, which affects approx. 40% of us, making those of us with this gene mutation more vulnerable to toxic buildup. Anyway, by eating curcumin we inhibit phase 1 detox, which might be a good idea in certain instances, where we have not yet optimized phase 2 detoxification and thus do not want a buildup of toxic intermediaries hanging around especially during chemotherapy. But for optimal detoxification long-term, we should not take turmeric every day.
When we look at brittle bones, it almost never has to do with lack of dietary calcium, yet that is what people are told, when they go for a bone scan (Dexa scan). You cannot scan people’s bones and tell from an image that their bones are weak because they lack dietary calcium.
This month I am featured in ELLE magazine (Danish march month edition) on how I got into biological medicine and advanced lab testing. Some of you might know I started out working for doctors in Copenhagen and thereafter moved to New York to buy lots of painfully ridiculous stilettos (because that’s what you do in NY) and work for celebrity-doctor Dr. Braverman. Thereafter, I moved on to California, where I opened my first clinic. Education-wise I started out with a basic degree in Human Nutrition in Copenhagen and later on got certified in Switzerland in Biological Medicine, in Bioresonance in Germany, in Medical Thermography along with Clinical lab diagnostics and Ayurveda in California, along with well, the California-mandatory yoga teacher certificate. Because it’s like, if you go to LA, everyone and their grandma is a mix of life coach/yoga teacher/actor/barista/instagram model/waitress/surfer, so you might as well go with the flow.
These days I have a gorgeous clinic location in Copenhagen along with a pop-up office in Venice, LA. All labs and scans are evaluated by my American doctor team, which guarantees you a cross-disciplinary team approach when you walk through the doors.
Anyway, you can find a collection of prints and articles I have been featured in right here. I will be in Los Angeles throughout April - reply to this email to make your appointment in advance.
So while I have my main office in Copenhagen these days, I am in Venice, Los Angeles annually to see clients - dates of my next LA visit are: April 5th - April 20th 2019. I will be seeing clients from 10AM - 4PM. You can reply to this email to book your appointment now. If you are a new client and want to know more about what a top-to-toe health check-up entails click here. This year has been super busy and super good for me. I have done a ton of stuff, attended more ongoing education in the fields of biofeedback in Germany and also clinical courses in heavy metals and detoxification methods which has enhanced my own skills in how to best treat various health issues. I have written for various fashion and health magazines and talked at the Danish Cancer Conference in November. I have had significant better treatment results with cancer and autoimmune disorders the last couple years, because new laboratory testing has been developed, which has enabled us to pinpoint the cause of these devastating diseases. That means we can finally start understanding WHY people are sick and treat that - instead of getting lost in the ripple-down effects.