Having a regular health checkup may be a good idea, but it’s tied to an outmoded approach to wellness. Looking to see if you have “IT” yet—“it” being some deadly disease. In reality, checkups rarely offer anything that actually helps a person feel better. Research published over the last 2 years has even suggested that most health care screening tests, with the exception of checking blood and eye pressure, diabetes and colonoscopy, may cause more harm than good. In this light, it’s the perfect time to evolve from doing “check-ups” to “TuneUps.”
TuneUpDocs®, developed by board certified internist Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, was launched this week at the opening of Natural Products Expo East in the Baltimore Convention Center (September 13-16).
“TuneUpDocs revolutionizes the standard approach to healthcare by expanding the medical toolkit and providing scientifically proven, effective ways to optimize and maintain health, improving quality of life and longevity,” says Dr. Teitelbaum, author of seven books including the perennial bestsellersFrom Fatigued to Fantastic! and the Beat Sugar Addiction NOW! series.“Comprehensive Medicine is the cornerstone of our program—which means incorporating the best of conventional and alternative medicine to optimize health. So people can die very young—but very late in life.”
TuneUpDocs starts with a free, simple, 5-10 minute online health quiz, which is used to create a personalized, comprehensive roadmap for overall health. TuneUpDocs provides individualized recommendations and health tips that will leave people feeling young and healthy, at any age. People can incorporate most of these recommendations on their own. The program will also provide the names of TuneUpDocs-trained health care practitioners nationwide.
“Although our modern world creates many health challenges—with new research showing a marked increase in the prevalence of fatigue, pain, arthritis and diabetes—it also offers new tools that can help people to thrive as never before,” says Dr. Teitelbaum. “From a Comprehensive Medical point of view, this is the best time ever to be alive.”
He adds, “My car has 100,000 miles on it but feels like a new car simply because I give it regular tune-ups. Yet most people have never had a tune-up. Which is why they feel old.”
Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. is a board certified internist and author of the popular free iPhone and Android application “Cures A-Z,” which was ranked in the top 10 of all health/wellness downloads on iTunes. Dr. Teitelbaum is the author of the perennial bestseller From Fatigued to Fantastic! (Avery Penguin), which has sold over half a million copies; Pain Free 1-2-3 (McGraw-Hill); the Beat Sugar Addiction Now! series (Fair Winds Press); Real Cause, Real Cure—The 9 root causes of the most common health problems and how to solve them (Rodale Press); The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution (Penguin/Avery); and his latest, The Complete Guide to Beating Sugar Addiction (Fair Winds Press, May 14, 2015).
Dr. Teitelbaum is the lead author of four groundbreaking research studies on effective treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia using an integrative treatment approach called S.H.I.N.E.™ (Sleep, Hormones, Infections/Immunity, Nutrition, Exercise) which showed an average 90% increase in quality of life (p<.0001 vs. placebo). His research on ribose, a unique 5-carbon sugar, showed an average 60% increase in energy at 3 weeks. His work was editorialized in the American Academy of Pain Management, where his S.H.I.N.E. protocol was recognized as standard of practice for fibromyalgia and chronic pain conditions. He is also lead author on a study looking at treating food sensitivities in autism using a desensitization technique called NAET in which 23 of 30 autistic children in the treatment group were able to return to regular school after 1 year vs. 0/30 in the control group.
Dr. Teitelbaum knows CFS/Fibromyalgia as an insider, as he contracted Chronic Fatigue Syndrome when he was in medical school and had to drop out for a year to recover. His web site (www.vitality101.com) contains a sophisticated computer program that can analyze symptoms and labs to determine the main causes of fatigue and pain, and create a protocol for optimizing energy tailored to the individual.
Any royalties earned on products for which he consults in the natural products industry are contributed to various charities, including Vitamin Angels, the American Botanical Council, and the Jacob Teitelbaum Family Foundation for ending world hunger and poverty, creating joy, and empowering people at the forefront of natural therapies.