Frequently Asked Questions
What is Regenerative Medicine?
Regenerative Medicine optimizes the body’s endogenous mechanisms of self-repair and adds proven and near future exogenous treatments and technologies.
What is Functional Medicine?
Functional Medicine is an integrative, science-based healthcare approach that treats illness and promotes wellness by focusing on the bio-chemically unique aspects of each patient, and then individually tailoring interventions to restore physiological, psychological, and structural balance.
What is Integrative Medicine?
Integrative Medicine is the future of healthcare in this country. The main focus is to restore one to optimal health by putting the patient at the center so the physican can address the full range one’s health; body, mind and spirit along with social and environmental influences. This personalized approach takes will use the most appropriate interventions, both conventional and alternative, to heal illness and prevent disease so people can regain and maintain optimal health.
What is Anti-aging Medicine?
Anti-Aging Medicine is a clinical/medical specialty and field of scientific research aimed at the early detection, prevention, treatment, and reversal of age-related decline. It is well documented by peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals and employs evidence-based methodologies to conduct patient assessments.
- It is scientific. Anti-aging diagnostic and treatment practices are supported by scientific evidence and therefore cannot be branded as anecdotal.
- It is evidence-based. Anti-aging medicine is based on an orderly process for acquiring data in order to formulate a scientific and objective assessment upon which effective treatment is assigned.
- Is well-documented by peer-reviewed journals. As of this writing, the National Library of Medicine hosts more than 3,000 peer-reviewed articles on the subject of anti-aging medicine.
1 on 1 Weight Management Protocols
VVMed uses the ideal protein weight loss method or a customized protocol to help patients with weight management.
The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method is an easy 4-phase protocol which helps stabilize the pancreas and blood sugar levels while burning fat and maintaining muscle and other lean tissue. This protocol is also an excellent support for cellulite reduction.
Ideal Protein Program: The core principles of this program are focused on losing fat and gaining knowledge on how to maintain health and vitality.
Our 1 on 1 Service
- Monitored by a Medical Doctor
- Experienced Coaches to keep you on track
- Weekly Support Sessions
- Body Fat Analysis and Report
- Nutritional Education to ensure you keep the pounds off and enjoy a renewed body shape along with the health and energy level you deserve.
I love that Ideal Protein is easy to follow, with lots of variety. Also, the weekly coaching and weigh-ins are very encouraging as were the daily videos. I have achieved a success that I couldn’t have dreamed. I have lost 60 lbs and am very motivated to achieve my goal of 15 pounds more!
I have more energy, confidence and mental clarity. I feel very healthy and have no more gastric reflux.
Jim knows and understands the science and is able to convey it clearly. He is very passionate anout the information he shares and is super compassionate and encouraging. Dr. Huang and her staff will give you the help and encouragement you need to be successful. I could not be more thankful and I tell everyone who will listen about it! Ideal Protein works!!!
LaRee C. 56 – lost 59.1 lbs & counting
Why it works
Our safe and effective medically designed protocol that was developed in Europe over 25 years ago is NOT a “High Protein Diet”. By eating a variety of tasty protein foods with high biological value combined with essential amino acids, vitamins, and minerals, dieters will support their muscle mass while achieving fat loss. The 1 on 1 personalized coaching helps our dieters succeed not only in losing weight but in maintaining a healthy weight after completing the program.
- Can lose on average 2-5 pounds per week*
- Primarily promotes fat loss
- Helps maintain muscle mass
- Tones and revitalizes the skin
- Supports cellulite reduction
- Promotes vitality and energy
- Reestablishes pancreatic function (insulin)
- Naturally suppresses appetite
* Result vary with dieters
My brothers lost 60 and 80 lbs on Ideal Protein so I decided to give it a try. The Ideal Protein was simple and convenient. I lost the weight and was able to eliminate 2 blood pressure medications. My bad cholesterol dropped and my good cholesterol went up after losing the weight. I hope to be off my satin for my cholesterol shortly. I especially liked working with Dr. Huang as she explained how all of my food choices affected my health. I’m much healthier than I was a year ago and I have better understating of what I need to do to continue to maintain good health. I would definitely recommend this diet to anyone serious about losing weight. Thank you to Dr. Huang and her staff for their help and encouragement!!
Dave W. – 60+ lbs in 16 weeks
How the Method Works
The body has three sources of energy:
- Carbohydrates are always burned first, followed by
- Protein and
Once the body has depleted its carbohydrate reserves, it will simultaneously draw on its protein and fat reserves for energy.
The intake of our high-biological value protein meals while following our protocol will help maintain lean muscle mass and force the body to turn to its fat reserve for energy. We also offer our Alternate Protocol which is optimized for diabetics.
The diet allows for regular weight loss, and that is reinforced by the accountability factor of weekly check-in and daily videos. Dr. Huang and Jim has been helpful with food tips and encouragement. The front staff is very accommodating, efficient and pleasant. While the diet is stringent, it can be followed to some degree even with an unusual travel schedule. Seeing steady results is motivating and further helps one stay on track toward reaching goals. I feel and look better!
Pam O. -35 lbs of fat lose in 4 months
And so much more…
Many of the following issues have been associated with obesity. Losing excess body fat can help with the following conditions under the care of a qualified healthcare professional.
Health Risks of Obesity
- Coronary Heart Disease
- High Blood Pressure
- Type 2-Diabetes
- Abnormal lipid levels
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Sleep Apnea
- Reproductive problems
Customized Weight Loss Programs
This is a healthy approach for losing weight and the program is carefully designed based on the patient’s lifestyle. Aside from helping patients set realistic goals, the protocol aims for fat loss while gaining or maintaining muscle, and lifetime maintenance of ideal weight.
With the overwhelming amount of environmental toxins around us, it is inevitable to acquire pollutants in our body. Though it is possible to avoid major sources of toxins like industrial by-products, chemicals and biological hazards, there are others which are carefully disguised. In fact some are found in food, water, and utensils. We help our patients take proactive steps to expel the toxins in their body. That way, illnesses which these pollutants may cause will be avoided.
This is designed for our clients who are professional athletes and those who are into rigorous sports training. It is programmed to help individuals who regularly do intense physical activities so that they can have deeper knowledge about proper diet and nutrition, recovery techniques, lowering fatigue level, handling aging, and a whole lot more. We will give extensive knowledge to the patient by delving into specific aspects such as:
- Science-based diet to achieve optimum physical performance
- Necessary nutrients which will improve sports abilities
- Sports physiology
- Correct way to achieve recovery and avoid extreme muscle fatigue
- Sports biomechanics
IV Nutritional Therapy
This is a procedure which allows the body to absorb needed nutrients and medication faster. The solution is administered directly to the vein with the use of a fine needle so the cells recover more quickly. We help our patients with chronic fatigue, weak immune system, gastrointestinal ailment, severe migraine, cancer, and others. The IV Nutritional Therapy supplies the necessary vitamins and minerals so that the body would be on its way to full recovery in no time and patients can feel significant improvement quickly.
Since exercising is a must in preventing various ailments like diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, and others, we will provide exact methods to our patients about proper nutrition and exercise to be able to maintain quality of life despite aging. We also customize the program depending on the specific needs and profile of our patient. Resistance and weight training, cardiovascular exercises, and flexibility training will also help in hormone balance which becomes even more important when aging.
We provide extensive 1 on 1 counseling for in-depth analysis of our patient’s metabolism, age, activity level, lifestyle, and current medical conditions. The assessment includes:
- The benefits of what a Nutritional Consult can do for a patient
- Individualized dietary programs which lead to healthy living
- Medical care which is coupled with dietary management
- Objective information on diets and weight loss programs
- Information on food additives and food labeling
- Tips about dining out
- Learning the right way to do substitutions
- Healthy home meal planning techniques and recipes
- Shopping guidance
- Label reading
We focus on the overall health of our patients and strive to optimize our patients’ peak potential. Dr. Dan Dziekan specializes in customized treatments in Chiropractic Medicine, Physical Therapy, Accupuncture, Cupping Therapy, and Neuromuscular Re-education to maximize the body’s performance. He works hand-in-hand with the Medical Director to allow our patients to have the best Holistic and Allopathic experience possible. We treat a wide variety of patient cases from Infertility to Golf Swing Analysis and Low Back Pain to Fibromyalgia, allowing our patients to live the best that they can.
Acupuncture is a proven-effective method in restoring overall health balance to be able to combat various illnesses. We practice techniques which have been performed for thousands of years to help our patients fight sickness, stress, and possible injuries due to the daily pressure that the body experiences. Our patients would be able to experience drug-free and safe therapy with high level of efficacy.