Delray Beach Biostation Gives Liquid Nutrition to Fight Aging, Prevent Disease
The next time you've spent a night out drinking and wake up with a pounding headache and cringe-worthy hangover, there's a place you can go to make all that pain go away.
Where? The biostation in Delray Beach. There, you can stop in for a specialty B12 shot from the bioBar -- or even a nutraceutical IV -- and walk out feeling like your old (not-so-hungover) self in no time.
With juicing and raw diets all the rage these days, the idea of getting supplemental nutrition from a shot -- or an IV -- doesn't seem so far out there. At the biostation, it's just business as usual, a way to help people feel their best without pharmaceutical drugs and medications.
According to the biostation's cofounder and chief wellness officer, Jonathan Globerman, today's health-care process focuses too much on treating the disease -- not the patient. Pills and medicine are prescribed, and not much goes into addressing the actual cause of the illness in the first place. But for the men behind the soon-to-open biostation, it's an antiquated approach to finding true health and wellness.
The future of what your health-care routine could look like is already here thanks to the team at biostation, several wellness professionals who are passionate about an exciting new approach to helping people combat the aging process in a holistic manner. Led by medical director Martin Bloom, M.D., a former cardiologist in the Boca Raton area for more than 40 years, the team includes cofounders Ross Bloom and Keith Foulis as well as Globerman.
The biostation uses a unique bioID process -- blood analysis that reveals biomarkers within your body's chemistry that can be used to help you prevent illness or treat existing ailments from a more natural and holistic standpoint.
"You can only improve what you can measure," said Globerman. "Once you have your bioID, the [team] can get you on a path to feeling your best through a variety of treatment options."
This approach supports Bloom's practice of functional medicine, or working with a patient to uncover the source of his ailment, and determine what is needed to optimally treat the patient -- not just the disease or condition.
"Functional medicine has many dimensions, but a big part of this approach to health and wellness is nutritional medicine," Globerman said during a recent interview. "That involves looking in-depth at a person's nutrient needs and supplementing based on his or her bioID. Rather than taking a laundry list of supplements, the biostation can instead develop nutraceutical therapies that will have a direct effect on how you feel every day. Customized regimens of pharmaceutical-grade essential vitamins and amino acids, delivered by IV or shot, pack a powerful quality-of-life boost."
So, exactly what is functional medicine? Here's an example. You're a man in his mid-50s who isn't sleeping well. You're tired all the time and lack the vigor you had in your 40s and younger. You go to the doctor. Your doctor asks a few questions, glances at your chart, and recommends a prescription for sleeping pills.