About Metabolic Code
The Metabolic Code has been evolving over a 30-year period. Jim LaValle, RPh, CCN, has pioneered and applied this unique and highly effective preventive approach to integrative health care to over 10,000 patients. He is recognized as one of the leading practitioners in integrative medicine in the world. He has demonstrated that patients can significantly improve their health through application of well chosen, high quality supplements and dietary planning driven by specific lab bio-markers testing and assessment methods. In addition, his approach is being validated and enhanced by the participation of Dr. Andrew Heyman, who was instrumental in the creation of the Program for Integrative and Metabolic Medicine at George Washington University.
The goal of the Metabolic Code is to improve an individual’s lab values and most importantly the way the person feels. The Metabolic Code breaks down complex health issues and organizes them in a way that allows healthcare professionals and their patients to understand and gain insight into their current health. It can be applied in management of chronic illnesses and health conditions as well. A healthcare professional can help someone dealing with cardiovascular disease and diabetes, or they can help them to manage their weight loss when other methods have failed. The Metabolic Code protocol is the result of a collaboration with some of the leading healthcare professionals within the integrative health and lifestyle medicine space.
The Metabolic Code is a proprietary approach to clinical assessment and treatment planning implemented as a component of all treatment programming where appropriate within medical and non-medical services.
Over a 25 year period, Jim LaValle, RPh, CCN, has developed and applied to over 10,000 patients a unique and highly effective approach to integrative health care. His clinic, LaValle Metabolic Institute was recognized as one of the leading practices in integrative medicine in the world. He has demonstrated that patients can significantly improve their health through application of well chosen, high-quality supplements and dietary planning driven by sophisticated testing and assessment methods. His approach is being validated and enhanced by the participation of Dr. Andrew Heyman, who was instrumental in the creation of the Program for Integrative Medicine at the University of Michigan, members of the Consortium, and the prestigious MHR Science Advisory Board.
The Metabolic Code Protocol is unique in that it condenses and systematizes an enormous amount of clinical information into an approach that works for patients and is easily taught to health professionals. It views metabolism as a sum total of all the factors that influence health throughout one’s life. These factors include stress, environment, spirituality, prescription drugs, exercise and diet. The protocol begins with an extensive web-based questionnaire which helps identify various traditional and non- traditional lab tests (blood, urine, saliva). This testing explores traditional measures, as well as many areas such as toxic levels, food allergies, drug-nutrient depletions and how all of these factors are interrelated.
Based on the testing results, the Metabolic Code Protocol will provide the doctors and patients with an individual “road map” to significantly enhance their health and vitality. This “road map” will include what foods to eat, nutritional supplements and exercise. The plan will teach patients how to establish long-term health goals. This unique approach to health care can be applied to virtually any health condition and, if followed, produces significant results in people who have not had success with conventional medicine alone. These conditions include:
In addition to the Metabolic code protocol, the Metabolic Code will provide physicians other support tools including both a “self care” and “in clinic” weight loss programs, food and diet resources, nutritional supplement recommendation, and educational resources for the practice and patients (monographs, newsletters, food program alternatives, etc.)