Condition based nutritional medicine is the use of nutritional interventions to modify a disease or disorder process. An easy example of nutritional medicine is using vitamin D3 at 4000-5000 iu/day to correct vitamin D deficiency or treat seasonal affective disorder. Another might be using nicotinic acid (a form of Niacin) in therapeutic dosage to lower LDL cholesterol.
About three to four decades ago, the United States invested much of its health care dollar into researching and producing drug-based interventions for treatment of health issues. The boost was the development of vaccines and then antibiotics which were seen as the cure all. Unfortunately, we are in the rebound phase of over investment and confidence in the thought that this approach was going to be the silver bullet. In the meantime, pharmaceutical companies are scrounging around old drugs for new revenue while just slightly modifying them in order to give them new profits. We need to shift towards helping our bodies heal themselves rather than the idea of controlling them by making certain organ systems produce outcomes we want (IE: antidepressants suppress or facilitate for the brain instead of the brain learning to do it by itself).
Dr. Nick Rapp works with people who have chronic conditions like ulcerative colitis, or osteoporosis. He has many hours of continuing education in nutrition and disease management. Dr. Rapp works with people who are looking to take a proactive approach to their health and are wondering about maintaining a healthy lifestyle or have a specific condition and are tired of the same answers from doctors who get their treatment options from a single source, pharmaceutical or medical device corporations.