One of the underlining core components of NutriMost and the NutriMost Weight Loss or Wellness programs is the NutriMost Intelligence Analysis. In this video and post, Dr. Ray Wisniewski, DC the Founder & CEO of NutriMost explains what the NutriMost Intelligence Analysis is and how it works.
NutriMost Intelligence analysis is a computerized root cause analysis that is based on the presenting health history of the client as it relates to a multitude of factors that contribute to health or weight challenges including:
- Tissues & Organs
- Vitamins & associated nutrients
- Essential & non-essential Amino Acids
- Fatty Acids
- Content of Foods such as: fiber content, protein, calories, glycemic load, acid ash, alkaline ash, purine content, oxalic acid, phytates, goitrogenic foods, phytoestrogens, fructose content, ORAC value, etc.
- When available, NutriMost Intelligence can even take into account some epigenetic factors from a DNA test r
The goal of NutriMost Intelligence is to give the NutriMost healthcare professional additional information, knowledge and tools to make more informed decisions regarding each client/patient.
While most people realize they are what they eat, NutriMost Intelligence advances this concept to encompass many more factors. Each person has different needs depending on their unique challenges and needs, so what is good for one person may not be good for another. Hippocrates said: “Let your food be your medicine, and let your medicine be your food”.
Many people understand this concept when it comes to a condition such as gout, in which case we often hear to limit or avoid foods that are high in purines. But the reality is that only about 30% of purines come from the diet, 70% come from the breakdown of the bodies own tissues, then the liver makes uric acid from the proteins and the uric acid must be excreted from the body by the kidneys. So foods can affect this on many fronts including foods that increase creation of purines, foods that help the kidneys excrete uric acids, foods that hinder the excretion of uric acid.
NutriMost Intelligence Analysis is all about correlating, integrating and assimilating the patients history, along with the various factors mentioned above, known research and clinical experience that can be used by the practitioner in the decision making process to help the patient reach their goal by creating a plan that allows the patient to be able to work smarter not harder to reach their goals.
This website is dedicated to bringing you the most current research that may be utilized in NutriMost Intelligence to profoundly affect your life. There are many examples of the complexity of how a particular food may be helpful for one challenge and may be a hinderance for another challenge.
The beauty of NutriMost Intelligence is that it is programed to take all of this into account to help the practitioners decision making process in determining the very best course in which to follow to optimize the potential of the cell and give the body the very best chance to overcome a health challenge.
Let’s look at apples which contain ursolic acid especially in the peel of the apple. The research shows that this builds muscle and protects from muscle wasting. http://www.jbc.org/content/290/42/25497
Apple peels also contain triterpenoids which has been shown to possibly help many cancers including prostate cancer according to the research.
Research is abundant regarding other foods that may help protect against cancer including turmeric and red grapes. We see that olives may help colon cancer http://www.cancerletters.info/article/S0304-3835(08)00597-1/fulltext
In addition, green tomatoes have a compound, tomatadine, that also acts like ursolic acid to build muscle and protect from muscle wasting. http://www.jbc.org/content/289/21/14913
A diet high in apples and tomatoes can improve lung repair. http://erj.ersjournals.com/content/50/6/1602286
Foods can even effect the way that our body cleanses, renews and regenerates new cells through the process of autophagy. Autophagy literally means self eating. As cells begin to age and become dysfunctional, autophagy removes damaged cells and organelles allowing the body to replace them with healthier cells and organelles. We know that when autophagy is not functioning properly, not only is this necessary “house cleaning” on a cellular level preventing us optimizing our cells, but it also permits the buildup of a protein called Kenny. The buildup of Kenny creates inflammation and has been linked to gut inflammation, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s and even colon cancer. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-017-01287-9
When we look at inflammation of the gut, the research points to foods high in the amino acid tryptophan have been shown to create a gut microbiome that is less inflammatory and more tolerant by improving the amount of lactobacillus reuteri, thus possibly being useful in cases of inflammatory bowel disease or diarrhea.
We often hear that if a person has an inflamed bowel, then we should stay away from high fiber foods and greens; yet research shows that broccoli may actually decrease inflammation and be very good for conditions such as leaky gut and colitis. This anti-inflammatory effect of broccoli appears to be due to the compound indole glucosinolate which breaks down in the stomach to indolocarbazole (ICZ) which is soothing and anti-inflammatory. Other foods that have high amounts of indole glucosinolates are brussel sprouts and cabbage.
Other research shows that foods high in vitamin A can cause an overproduction of retinoic acid which may activate genes for immunity, thereby creating inflammation and swelling. This is particularly a concern for individuals whose gene for the ISX protein is compromised. We tend to see the ISX protein gene compromised in individuals with Crohn’s.
So if an individual has Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis, we may want to limit or avoid sweet potatoes, carrots and squash; but broccoli, brussels sprout and cauliflower may be good for the person unless taken in very large quantities.
This is what NutriMost Intelligence is all about, looking at a patients entire history and presenting challenges and correlating everything together to come up with the most logical “game plan” for success.
So you can see from above how foods contain various compounds and every condition or health challenge has foods that will improve the challenge and foods that can hinder success and worsen the challenge. When we have a great “game plan” consisting of both foods and whole food supplements designed to support the body in overcoming the challenge, the greater the likelihood of success.
So we’ve already spent considerable time on broccoli, but one of the known facts about broccoli is that it is goitrogenic or thyroid suppressing. This is particularly true if the person is low in iodine. There are many foods that are high in a thyroid suppressing compound known as thiocyanate or isothiocyanate. Some of the foods highest in these compounds are: almonds, bananas, butter beans, brussels sprout, cauliflower, lentils, mustard greens, rutabaga and turnips. So if you have hypothyroidism, you may want to stay away from these. However, if you have sickle cell anemia, you would want to eat more of these types of foods because the thiocyanate helps carry oxygen to the cell.
As we discuss the thyroid, we should also realize that nearly all health challenges are interrelated. For instance if a pregnant mother has a low thyroid function, they have a 4X greater chance of having a child with autism.
Low thyroid increases the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Speaking of diabetes, some of the latest research even links the start of diabetes with the liver protein PTPR-γ (protein tyrosine phophotase receptor gamma) by creating insulin resistance.
The list goes on and on…
I’ll review just a few more known foods and how they affect various challenges.
We know that a number of foods have been shown to help rheumatoid arthritis such as blueberries, fruits, ginger, green tea, legumes, olive oil, and turmeric by lowering TNF and cytokines such as IL-1 and nitric oxide synthase.
Foods high in glutathione and ergothioneine such as mushrooms may be anti-aging.
Foods high in oxalates increase the risk of kidney stones. This means that iced tea or turmeric can increase the risk of kidney stones. For those who have a history of kidney stones, they may have low levels of urinary citrate and should then eat foods high in citric acid. I didn’t delve into how various medications can create challenges such as ulcer or reflux medications increasing the risk of kidney stones.
The more we know about foods and their nutrient profiles and how foods can impact our health and well being, the better off we will be. It is nearly impossible to correlate and assimilate all of the factors as it relates to the research and clinical experience regarding the tissues, organs, cells, food and nutrient profiles and the myriad of interactions and effects without the use of powerful software technology.
NutriMost Intelligence analysis is a process created by NutriMost Wellness & Weight Loss that utilizes algorithms and known research to present a personalized food list and supplement list to assist the decision making process of health practitioners to help the client work smarter not harder to overcome their health challenge.
The NutriMost food list is divided into 4 categories:
- Preferred Foods – which should tend to help the challenge
- Neutral Foods – which should not have any negative or deleterious effect on the challenge
- Cautionary Foods – These foods may have a slight negative effect on the challenge but can be eaten rarely
- Limited or Avoid – These foods may have a more profound negative effect and should be avoided
The NutriMost Intelligence analysis is designed to help you and your practitioner make better decisions about your foods and supplements.
This site will continue to bring you the latest research and news to help you create your MOST Beautiful, Healthy Life.
About NutriMost Wellness & Weight Loss and NutriMost Intelligence
For more information regarding NutriMost Wellness & Weight Loss and how NutriMost believes in utilizing foods to help give the body an advantage to heal or to lose weight, go to www.NutriMost.com
Or see what others say about the NutriMost programs and particularly NutriMost Weight Loss by going to www.NutriMostReviews.com where all reviews are posted and are verified users of the program.