About Baseline Health
We all know a friend or loved one who became suddenly ill with a life threatening disease or had a heart attack unannounced. Why is it that we can go to the doctor for our yearly checkups, walk out of the office door and keel over on the street with an attack from an undiscovered illness that we are later told has been 15 years in the making? We can no longer wait for catastrophe to strike.
Dr Mathis’s “Health Performance Screening Clinic” is the first of its kind and is being established in Santa Barbara. Using state of the art hardware, diagnostic software, blood and saliva testing to measure your current state of wellness, Dr Bob will show you how to maintain balance, a balance that he measures and charts. He creates a personalized wellness program for each patient, teaching them to retrain their focus toward prevention and peak performance, rather than toward curing a specific disease. His mission is to put you in touch with how well you are, rather than how sick you are. “The old saying is as true as ever, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Working with my patients over the years has shown me time and time again that prevention is the cure.”
Baseline Health Performance Screening™ is done to evaluate the body’s ability to respond to specialized, focused functional testing™. Both static and dynamic testing of a system is done yielding the client’s normal resting state and the client’s body’s reaction to a stressful challenge. Trending of this person-specific information over time will illuminate subtle changes that reflect system function/balance problems. The client and their healthcare provider can then institute lifestyle and/or other changes to bring the system back to its known good baseline thus averting the eventual system failure. Please review a brief list (below) of some of the system tests available.
“The journey of life can truly be appreciated when we feel healthy, balanced and in harmony with our environment. Please allow me to assist you in achieving your optimum state of wellness.”
Dr Mathis has been an Urgent Care-Family Physician for 17 years. He is also Board Certified in Holistic Medicine (ABHM). Dr Bob’s background in the field of medicine, physiology, teaching and urgent care, along with being a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), puts him at the forefront of Medicine.
The body is a redundant and fault tolerant system. It does every thing it can to survive. Since we can’t be bothered by every little ache or pain or malfunction, the body just recruits other systems or steals from other systems to support the low function of the failing system. We all know a friend or relative who was recently diagnosed or had a life treating disease discovered and then was told this disease has been in the making for more than 15 years. Symptoms are the last thing you feel right before the system crashes all together. A crash is defined as system performance below 12 to 15 percent function (see figure below). From 100% to 15% we are virtually symptom free and have no clue that we are depleting our nature resource.
Below 12 to 15% we begin to notice, shortness of breath, pain, numbness, tingling, or some other symptom. For example, patients are not put on dialysis until they are in the last 10 to 12% of kidney function.
I recently had a 47 year old male who worked out in the gym daily. He was symptom-free. We found his right heart artery 100% closed up. Fortunately he had not had a heart attack and the cardiologist was able to put in two stents and he regained nearly 100% of the blood flow to that artery. This husband and father of two was able avert sudden death or worse yet a crippling heart attack.
A Modular Approach to Testing
Develop a suitable test for each system that challenges that system and gives us “Useful Information” meaning information that is sensitive enough to describe how a system is performing. That is how close you are to the top 100% instead of how close you are to the bottom 0%.
- GI / Liver
- Essential Sugars
- Oxidative Stress
- Amino Acids