Are you looking to be healthier, feel better, and live happier but don’t know what to do or where to start?
Do you want to prevent or reverse chronic disease and extend your lifespan?
The mainstream view on aging includes suffering from chronic illnesses, taking multiple medications, and being in constant pain. Rates of chronic diseases like heart attacks, diabetes, dementia, and cancer continue to rise. Despite the many advancements in modern medicine, the lifespan of the Western World has decreased for the first time in history. However, this does not have to be your destiny. We firmly believe that the human body is designed well — it just needs the right information to thrive.
Through an in-depth look at the human genome partnered with extensive blood work, we have learned that we can prevent or reverse chronic disease, enhance our quality of life, and live longer. We believe that chronic disease like early heart disease, diabetes, dementia, and cancer can be delayed, reversed, or even prevented with the right information and support.
We call this precision or personalized medicine because it is a health plan precisely designed for you and only you. With this approach, we can determine what the best diet is for you, what is your risk of developing disease, and even which supplements would be helpful (or harmful!) for you. We take the guesswork out of health and wellness, outline your personalized path to health, and support you along the way.
Other people are offering this type of service, but we are doing something unique — combining precision medicine with your primary care home. We believe that the longitudinal and trusting relationship with a primary care physician will enrich the experience, improve the comprehensive care that you receive, and provide for more lasting success. We have a dream that all of our patients have the opportunity to experience their best health and live to their fullest potential through a precision-medicine approach.
Steps of Wild Health Asheville Precision Medicine Primary Care:
Step 1: Genetics
The first step toward optimal health is knowing what makes you unique. We sequence your DNA and identify small differences in your genome that can impact your health like nutritional needs, chronic disease risks, and exercise preferences. Think of this like the blueprint of your body!
Step 2: Comprehensive Blood Data
Comprehensive Blood Data
Knowing your genetics is very helpful, but it does not tell us about your current state of health. We look at extensive laboratory data to see how these genetic changes may already be impacting your health. This data includes advanced cardiac markers, metabolic health markers, key nutrient markers,, hormone levels, and other factors that define health and how you feel.
Step 3: Lifestyle
The best way we can guide you forward is understanding how you have lived your life up until now. We will ask you questions about your day-to-day schedule, your likes and dislikes, and how you are doing with the five pillars of health: diet, physical activity, sleep, mental wellbeing, and social connection.
Step 4: Precision Medicine
Finally, we take your genetic information, lab work, and individual preferences to develop a detailed, personalized health plan just for you. We will spend time with you to define your goals, review your report, and set actionable next steps. With the help of health coaches and check-ins with your precision-trained family medicine physician, we will provide ongoing support in your journey toward true health.