Many of our patients wish to consume some form of a shake during the day. This can be quite a problem as there is no single shake that works for all of the different varieties of food sensitivities, mast cell activation issues, metabolic typing, Ayurvedic types, Fodmaps issues, SIBO, bacterial endotoxemia, oxalates, ketogenic, candida- the list of variabilities are endless. However, many people are somewhat deficient in key fatty acids. We measure all of the fatty acid variables through the Kennedy Krieger Institute and use the template found on this handout to design the foundation of a shake. The ingredients listed are altered according to the specifics of the issues facing patients. There is obviously no one size fits all approach and the variety and dosage of ingredients to be used is endless. Do not use this template without specific functional medicine testing to ascertain your own key nutritional deficiencies.
|The Power Shake
|Start SLOW: ¼ dose|
Add as a topping later - do not blend:
When increasing fat intake to help digest and emulsify fat you must use:
|Probiotic-Rich Coconut Yogurt|
|Vegan, gluten free coconut yogurt with just 2 ingredients! Thick and creamy. Serves 1.5 cups
|Bullet Proof Coffee|
Caution: Please note that this recipe is to be used in conjunction with functional medical tests to determine individual nutrients. This is not meant to cure or treat any disease or symptoms.
Dr. Bruce Hoffman, MSc, MBChB, FAARM, IFMCP is a Calgary-based Integrative and Functional medicine practitioner. He is the medical director at the Hoffman Centre for Integrative Medicine and The Brain Centre of Alberta specializing in complex medical conditions. He was born in South Africa and obtained his medical degree from the University of Cape Town. He is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (IFM), is board certified with a fellowship in anti-aging (hormones) and regenerative medicine (A4M), a certified Shoemaker Mold Treatment Protocol Practitioner (CIRS) and ILADS trained in the treatment of Lyme disease and co-infections. He is the co-author of a recent paper published by Dr. Afrin’s group: Diagnosis of mast cell activation syndrome: a global “consensus-2”. Read more about Dr. Bruce Hoffman.