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 also offer specific screening checks top-to-toe for athletes geared at performance optimization and specific nutrient needs.
We treat following issues: Autoimmune disorders + Lupus + Cancer + Depression + Digestion + Fertility + Women’s hormones + Skin disorders + Men’s health + Migraine+ Heavy metals + Chemicals + Pesticides + Mold + Addictions + Eating disorders + Metabolism + Weight loss
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This is a myth as pervasive as the cholesterol myth that took us around 40 years to come around to. Mind you, the research showing that cholesterol in food was NOT the issue has been around since the 80ies - research lead by Danish doctor Uffe Ravnskov. Indeed it seems that frequently lower levels of testosterone present a greater risk of prostate cancer than higher levels (1,2). A review of data from the National Institutes of Health revealed that, in men of advancing age, “high testosterone levels are not associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer, nor are low testosterone levels protective against prostate cancer” (3). In one of the most comprehensive reviews done on the subject they looked at 18 studies which investigated serum concentrations of androgen and estrogen in 3,886 men with prostate cancer with those in 6,438 healthy controls. There was no significant associations between the risk of prostate cancer and sex hormone levels (4).
That vaccines in themselves are problematic and are linked to autoimmune diseases due to chemical and heavy metal contents has been proven many times as per the study above. What we need to do in these matters is a risk assessment in relations to when to vaccinate and when to skip over. Vaccine = Guarantee of injecting harmful chemicals and neurotoxic heavy metals vs. Risk of disease. Either way, you should never get more than a single vaccine at a time and as late as possible to avoid damaging the "plastic" brain that children have. There is not a black-white answer to whether you should get vaccinated - it depends on your body’s toxic load and assessed risk of disease. Many of the diseases that we today, without blinking, allow ourselves to vaccinate against, pose a smaller risk than a 100 % guarantee of injecting neurotoxins that can eventually lead to other problems. A relatively healthy body can easily deal with a case of sickness - an already impaired body has it harder. And a body is weakened with time of repeated exposure to chemicals and heavy metals, whether or not they come from our medicine or our environment.
Did you know that something as simple as mold is linked to migraines, "fog brain", depression, digestive disorders, skin ulcers, sinusitis, cancer, estrogen dominance, joint pain and weight problems?
Yes, the symptoms (1,2,3,4,5,6) range widely and which we develop depends on our genetic dispositions and other biochemical imbalances in the body. Recently, an article was written in a Danish newspaper outlet about a case involving a woman who had even lost sight due to mold. And in spite of that, we cannot get tested for these things covered via the public healthcare system which we have paid more than our fair share of taxes towards. So much for socialist wellfare system. No wonder we have so many so-called "chronic disorders" when we do not offer testing to investigate possible toxins involved in these disorders. Our health care system status quo is very unscientific quite frankly.
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.