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The Wisdom of the Natural Healing Process

Dr. Doug Cutler's Integrative Health Model and the 5R Approach to Healing

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Naturopathic Medicine in Michigan is a distinctively holistic approach to health and healing that recognizes the wisdom of the natural healing process of the body and emphasizes balance throughout. Dr. Cutler, a Michigan-based licensed Naturopathic Physician, has his “5R” approach to phases of healing:

• Research (the root cause(s))
• Release (toxicants, metals, parasites, yeast, etc.)
• Reverse (inflammatory markers)
• Replenish (nutrients for optimal function)
• Resolve (emotional trauma, mindset, spiritual)

Based on his Integrative Health Model™, Dr. Cutler believes in a global approach focusing on all aspects of your health and how each system affects the other, as well as looking at how your mental, emotional, lifestyle and spiritual beliefs affect ones overall health.

Perform Individualized Testing
Food Sensitivity Testing
Health is only about 20% inherited by your genes and 80% environmental through your diet and lifestyle. Consuming the wrong types of food is responsible for twice as many illnesses and deaths than smoking and sedentary lifestyles combined.

Food analysis done with Food Sensitivity Testing, can help guide you in making the proper lifestyle choices to create optimal health.

Gastrointestinal Function Testing
70-80% of your immune system comes from the gut. The gastrointestinal testing can reveal important information about the root cause of many common gastrointestinal symptoms such as gas, bloating, indigestion, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and constipation. This stool analysis utilizes biomarkers to differentiate between Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). This test provides key clinical information for the gastrointestinal functional areas: digestion, absorption, inflammation, immunology and gut microorganisms.

Toxic Metals Testing
Elements are the basic building blocks of all chemical compounds. Many elements are considered nutrients and are essential for the proper functioning of the body. Conversely, there are a number of elements that are toxic to the human body, interfere with its functioning and undermine health—such as mercury, lead, cadmium, aluminum, and arsenic. These toxic metals have no known physiological functions. They can be toxic to organ systems and may disrupt the balance of essential nutrients. Toxic metals and essential element status can be assessed in the toxic metals urine test.

Cutler Integrative Medicine is located in Bingham Farms, MI. For more information, call 248-663-0165 or visit

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