The Mission of the Center for Optimal Health
Our Wish is to have everyone say, “I didn’t know I could feel this good.”
We are committed to making this new science of health available to both physicians and health care consumers as quickly as possible so that no one will have to suffer for lack of knowledge or access.
The Center for Optimal Health’s wish is for all people to experience what Dr. Lester Breslow refers to as the third public health revolution:
“Individuals can aim for more than freedom from those physical and mental disturbances that are listed in the disease nomenclature. With equal emphasis, the energy and reserves of health that permit a buoyant life, full of zest and the eager ability to meet life’s challenges, should be sought.”–Lester Breslow, MD, MDH, “From Disease Prevention to Health Promotion, JAMA, 1999; 281:1030-1033
THE CENTER OPTIMAL HEALTH was opened in 2012 by Nicole James. The Center follows the principles of Functional and Nutritional Wellness and HAS helped hundreds of patients achieve relief from treatment-resistant chronic health problems, and discover optimal health and vitality–in a word, OPTIMAL HEALTH.
The Center for Optimal Health was opened with two key goals in mind:
- First and foremost, to create a place where people could come to regain their health and find access to and benefit from science and information that has not yet been incorporated into conventional patient care; to experience the healing of the future, today.
- Second to become part of a collaborative research and practice network in Functional and Nutritional Wellness. If wellness is to change, three things must occur. First, physicians must be re-educated in a new model of care. Then, a reproducible clinical model must be developed so that other physicians can practice Functional and Nutritional Wellness. Lastly, leading clinical centers of Functional and Nutritional Wellness must participate in research to advance the science and demonstrate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of this model so it can become widespread.
The Center for Optimal Health was created as a place where all of this can happen.