F.A.I.T.H. is Dr. Belejack’s specialized approach to treatment and management of your health! These areas represent imbalances within the body that create poor health. He summarizes these imbalances into either an excess or a deficiency. Balancing either side is key to optimal health.
Food as medicine. We are what we eat, digest, absorb, and assimilate. As we became more industrialized, our food has become highly processed, genetically modified, and missing valuable nutrients. In addition, was the development of the fast-food industry and the lack of fresh homemade food as our society became more fast-paced and quick and easy was the way to go. So the excess here is too much processed high sugary, nutrient-poor food and a deficiency in high quality, nutrient-rich, and phytochemically dense foods.
Oxidation is rust! In our normal biochemical processes, oxidants are formed, and we have a system of anti-oxidants that prevent this internal rusting from occurring. What is seen today because of toxins in our environment and poor nutrient food, we are at a deficiency of anti-oxidants, and there is an excess of oxidation going on in the body leading to many degenerative diseases.
Chronic inflammation destroys the body. We are meant to have inflammation in times of injury or infection, and it is supposed to be short-lived. When the breaks are never applied to inflammation, widespread low-grade destruction is occurring. It is a slow and insidious process that, left unchecked, can lead to many of our chronic diseases, like cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, Alzheimer's, and even certain cancers! Here it is the excess of inflammation, and the deficiency can be varied in different people.
We are toxic! Toxins are everywhere; it is how much of a burden it is on the body and how that impacts our health. Pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals, plastics, volatile organic solvents, and parabens are the main culprits that affect our health. These range from immune disorders, neurological complications and reproductive disorders. In this approach, it is the excess of toxicity in our bodies, creating a health burden and ultimately leading to disease.
Imbalances of hormones create a wide array of negative health consequences. Today we see high levels of estrogen in women, low testosterone in men, high and low stress and thyroid hormones, and high insulin leading to the development of type 2 diabetes. By balancing these hormones, whether it is an excess or deficiency, will restore balance and ultimately restore health and vitality.