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Learn about the Metabolic Code® TRIADS

The Triads are the Metabolic Code’s proprietary method to organize and understand a person’s unique metabolic data. Together, the Triads create a common language between practitioner and patient to communicate precisely how to tailor specific nutrition and lifestyle programs for maximum benefit.

Metabolic Code® TRIADS™  provides insight into your unique health profile and metabotype.
Knowing your Triad Metaflammation Scores (TMS) is the first powerful step to a healthier you!

TRIAD 1 - Energy
TRIAD 2 - Resiliency
TRIAD 3 - Endurance
TRIAD 4 - Detoxification
TRIAD 5 - Potency

Precision Health Begins with the TRIADS

Our personalized evaluation program not only creates a precise plan of action for people to live and feel better, it tracks your progress with real world data.

The Metabolic Code® is based on 30 years of clinical research and application. It relies on the process of measuring a person’s unique metabolic signature, called metabotyping. Like taking an internal fingerprint, the assessment process uncovers 5 domains of physiologic functioning, we call Triads.

The Metabolic Code® Triad™ Metaflammation Scores (TMS) represent how metabolically efficient each domain is functioning.

What are Metabolic Code® TRIADS

The Metabolic Code® TRIADS™ were developed by James LaValle, RPh, CCN and Andrew Heyman, MD, MHSA to simplify complex clinical presentations and to create a common framework and language between practitioner and patient.

The five (5) TRIADS comprise the complete metabolic framework represented in the Metabolic Code Report. Each Triad contains three (3) interrelated biological domains where common clinical patterns often reside and are clearly defined in the clinical literature . By focusing on groupings of data – called Metabotypes– a clear, focused and powerful picture emerges of the individual’s unique metabolic signature.

How do TRIADS Work?

Even more so than your genes, the TRIADS represent your current metabolic fingerprint and simplify the process of tailoring a lifestyle plan to suit your specific nutritional and other wellness needs. While genes are a part of your total health equation they are but one facet of your health and they do not change. We target recommendations that change epigenetic influences and biomarkers that have strong correlations to future health risk.

Triad 1: Energy (Adrenal – Thyroid – Pancreas) encompasses the relationship between three important hormones: cortisol, insulin, and thyroid, which reflect the state of stress, glucose balance, and metabolism. In their most basic function, each is responsible for energy production. When Triad 1 is balanced, a person feels vital and healthy, but when unbalanced, a person feels fatigued and has a higher propensity for being overweight or obese. 
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TRIAD 2 - Resiliency

Triad 2: Resiliency (Gut – Immune – Brain) is comprised of the digestive tract, immune system, and the central nervous system. Together, these intelligent body systems make moment-to-moment decisions with regard to absorption and assimilation, and set key boundaries physically, immunologically, and mentally. When Triad 2 is normal, the person feels organized and secure within themselves and their environment, and when out of balance, this physiologic network becomes disordered and unpredictable. The key concept of Triad 2 is resiliency. An immune system that appropriately responds; absorption and utilization of nutrients; and clarity of mind are central to a balance within Triad 2. 
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TRIAD 3 - Endurance

Triad 3: Endurance (Cardio – Pulmonary – Neuro-Vascular) includes the cardiopulmonary unit, autonomic nervous system, and the vascular tree. This Triad reflects the relationship of the mind and heart and is mediated by the respiratory cycle. When Triad 3 is in balance, the individual has plenty of metabolic resiliency and strength to meet the challenges of life. The key concept in this Triad is endurance and stamina. The delivery of oxygen and the pliability of the vascular tree along with the sense of neurologic balance are key constructs of this Triad. 
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TRIAD 4 - Detoxification

Triad 4: Detoxification (Liver – Lymph – Kidneys) contains the drainage organs of the liver, lymph, and kidneys. These organs form a functional unit for detoxification and elimination, metabolic processing and removal of toxins, and enzymatic activities. They allow us to thrive in a toxic world. When Triad 4 is in harmony, there is a smooth flow of substrates and emotions, and when out of balance, inflammation, stagnation, and retention ensues. 
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TRIAD 5 - Potency

Triad 5: Potency (Testosterone – Estrogen – Progesterone) includes the reproductive hormones, estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone which play a central role in the reproductive life cycle. They confer a sense of potency, power, and self-esteem for both men and women. 
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Stacking the TRIADS

The Metabolic Code algorithms include the concept of “Triad stacking” – meaning one Triad may affect another Triad either positively or negatively. By correcting one Triad, other Triads may autocorrect; conversely, the opposite is also true. The goal is to identify where metabolic weaknesses are most prominent and create personalized protocols to target these weaknesses through the use of nutritional supplements, diet, stress reduction, exercise as well as tracking prescription and OTC medications. This process results in measurable outcomes demonstrated by improved Triad Metaflammation Scores(TMS) and how a patient looks and feels.
The Metabolic Code assesses:

  • Aging/Inflammation
  • CardioMetabolic
  • Cognitive/Mood
  • Detoxification Risk
  • Glucose Balance and Insulin Regulation
  • Immune Balance
  • Energy/Vitality
  • Intestinal Health
  • Metabolic Damage
  • Methylation

Very few patients are versed in medical terminology. The Metabolic Code helps them play an active role in their health by answering a survey that is symptom based.

The survey questions are centered on:

  • Fatigue
  • Mid-day energy crash
  • Insomnia
  • Weight gain/Belly fat
  • Aches and pains
  • Foggy headed
  • Short term memory loss
  • Anxious and worried
  • Feeling overcommitted
  • Feeling emotionally flat
  • Burned out
  • Cravings

Symptoms often show up long before they create a metabolic shift in a person’s lab values. These symptoms are critical in implementing an efficacious prevention program before any changes take hold and alter a person’s chemistry in an unpredictable and undesired disease based outcome.

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