Clearwater, Tampa, St Petersburg, Florida
In his rehabilitation approach to disorders, Dennis M. Lox, M.D., emphasizes trying to maintain a healthy mind and body throughout the process. This includes proper nutrition and exercise, weight loss when necessary, and improvement of other medical disorders that could undermine the rehabilitation of the patient.
Dr. Lox recognizes that in today’s society getting proper nutrition is often difficult and may require the use of nutraceuticals and vitamin supplementation in order to achieve optimal wellness. Dr. Lox is a proponent for the use of omega-3 fatty acids to promote wellness and also to combat the inflammatory effects of various conditions. Recently, cardiologists have embraced omega-3 fish oils in the treatment of cardiac disease. Dr. Lox has been using omega-3 fish oils for more than 15 years in both his clinical practice and for his own wellness.
He notes the lack of education that frequently surrounds the issue of omega-3. In order to have a significant effect on the inflammatory cascade – where omega-3 fatty acids compete with arachidonic acid in the cell membrane – proper diet must decrease arachidonic acid and also increase levels of omega-3 fatty acids.
The most efficient way of increasing omega-3 is through fish oil, as opposed to other acids that lack easy accessibility to the cell membrane due to carbon-chain conversion. It is important to use fish oil that has been filtered to exclude possible toxins that accumulate in the fatty tissues of the fish that comprise the fish oil. Toxins are of great concern when one ingests a large quantity of fish oil in order to achieve a therapeutic effect.
For a complete understanding of how wellness, nutraceuticals, and omega-3 fatty acids are of importance to your rehabilitation, please contact Dr. Lox. Since 1990, Dennis M. Lox, M.D. has applied his personal interests in sports medicine, cutting-edge regenerative medicine and chronic pain management to helping patients increase their quality of life. Contact us for an appointment at 727-462-5582 .
Dennis M. Lox, M.D., serves patients within the greater Tampa Bay area, including Clearwater, Tampa and St. Petersburg, as well as all of Florida and the US.
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