Dr. Said manages and treats a wide variety of health conditions affecting every age group.
- As a Board Certified Naturopathic Physician, he is professionally trained in the fields of lab diagnosis, physical examination, pathology, systems integration, and natural therapies.
- As a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician, he is professionally trained particularly in the fields of orthopedics, sports medicine, neurology, radiology, and the manipulative healing arts.
Understanding Stress and its Effects
His further training has been especially focused on the effects of stress on overall physiology, particularly as stress affects the central nervous system and brain, the immune system, endocrine system, and the psyche.
The many ramifications of stress include chronic pain, inflammation, poor sleep, fatigue, poor healing, weight gain, poor sugar regulation, and oxidative damage to the arteries, especially affecting the heart and brain, leading to heart attacks and strokes.
Dr. Said has found that the net effect of stress, derived from poor diet, emotional and psychological turmoil, and a lifestyle inattentive to health, leads to food allergies, autoimmune diseases, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and cancers of all kinds. These are often further complicated by heavy metal toxicity, parasites, yeast or fungal infestations, chronic viral infections, and disorders in digestion, assimilation, metabolism and elimination. Not uncommonly, constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating, indigestion, and nutritional deficiencies are the result.
In short, stress is caused by anything that increases the rate of wear and tear on the body. Stress adversely affects body chemistry, the regulatory controls of the nervous and endocrine systems, and weakens the immune system, digestive system, and cardiovascular system. Over time, the liver, gallbladder, kidneys, lymphatics and skin are weakened, and sugar in poorly regulated with a weakened pancreas and adrenal system. Then protein breaks down leading to osteoporosis, muscle loss, and loss of skin tone, teeth strength, and hair and nail integrity. The blood’s ability to normalize pH becomes poorly regulated, resulting in cells of the body prematurely degenerating, leading to a host of diseases and internal infections.
“Premature Composting” and Disease
In his lectures, Dr. Said calls this state “premature composting”. The cells become virtual “cesspools,” with more waste accumulating than the body can successfully dump. Each person’s genetics, epigenetics, constitution, familial tendencies and lifestyle habits largely determine what form of pathology and disease emerges.
In evaluating a patient’s condition, Dr. Said doesn’t wait for pathology to fully manifest, or for disease to fully mature. He is attentive to looking for subclinical processes that point toward disease long before the condition matures. In this way, he supports the patient’s healing while reserves are still intact. In the case where system functional failure has occurred, Dr. Said will shepherd the process of recovery by rebuilding even functionally failed systems and organs to the extent that the body is able.