Patty Thetford, C.N.T. had functioned
in a variety of capacities in our office until 2008. She works out of her home in Newport Beach and is still
considered an extension of our office.
She is a Certified Nutritional Therapist and Darkfield
Microscopist. She is an Instructor and was
on the Board of Advisors for the Nutritional Therapy Association, Inc. She completed her B.S. degree at Vanguard University in Psychology and Behavior
Services in 2005. Life experiences as a
mother of two, prior business executive, and an active participant in her
church add to her ability to relate and connect to both children and adults in
all walks of life.
As a Darkfield Microscopist, Patty often uses the microscopic study of
your live blood cells, which requires just a small droplet of blood taken from
your fingertip. The sample is then
placed on a slide and then observed through a high tech phase contrast
microscope connected to a video monitor.
Microscopy shows the shapes and other properties of individual blood
cells and other particles in your blood such as fat particles, incomplete
breakdown of metabolic products, bacteria, yeast forms, occasionally a
parasite, etc. While not used to make a
specific diagnosis (only a licensed doctor can make a diagnosis), the findings
may indicate conditions affect your health.
Often, live blood analysis detects changes not only before traditional
blood tests but often when traditional tests are entirely normal or when
clinically the problem seems less obvious.
As a result, specific nutrients, lifestyle and diet changes are may be
recommended. This technique is not
currently available in our office but can be arranged through her directly.
Most of you probably already realize that the nutritional therapy
suggested by Dr. Kaslow and Patty Thetford are very different from the diets
and “supplements” you buy off the shelf most anywhere? Nutritional Therapy prioritizes the use of
whole food concentrates that have been used successfully and safely for up to
70 years. Whole foods are chosen instead
of high potency vitamins because they often appear like foreign chemicals to
the body since the body has never seen them in such isolation or to clinical
potency. The typical American diet often
fails to properly nourish our bodies for a long and healthy life. Although many of us think we eat well, more
often than not our bodies are unable to fully utilize the precious nutrients in
our foods. Why? Because most of the foods we eat have been
cooked or processed, and this destroys the natural food enzymes found in all
raw and uncooked food.
Enzymes seem to benefit a number of patients and are a common
recommendation after darkfield microscopy.
Enzymes are necessary for proper digestion, nutrition, circulation,
energy and immunity. Enzyme supplements
are important because when foods are cooked or processed the enzymes are cooked
out of them. As we age your body’s
ability to produce enzymes or hydrochloric stomach acid decreases. The darkfield studies are particularly helpful
in identifying not only the need for enzymes but also if a particular enzyme is
effective. For this reason, specific
enzymes are commonly recommended by Patty.
Enzymes are well tolerated, combine easily with other treatments, and if
properly taken very effective.
In addition to enzymes, properly nourishing your body with healthy food
and if necessary essential nutritional supplements is key to improving your
health and your longevity. Diet, whole
food supplements and especially enzymes seem to be key in solving many areas of
complaints, especially fatigue. Patricia
Thetford has helped many patients over the past 6 years with complaints ranging
from fatigue to depression to headaches and digestion using this approach. Patients have reported numerous and various
gains such as relief from gas, bloating and bowel problems.
From a therapeutic standpoint, Patty
utilizes her certifications and skills in a variety of modalities including JMT (Jaffe-Mellor Technique), CRA (Contact Reflex Analysis),
NET (NeuroEmotional Technique) as well as TFT (thought
field therapy). With her expertise in
foundational nutrition, her non-medical sessions can provide a powerful
approach to healing.
Patty creates a safe and healing
environment for patients to participate in their quest for health and well
being. She seeks to understand the
“bigger concerns” underneath symptoms by helping each patient feel heard and
valued. It is her experience that
“healing happens” in this connection.
She believes in having fun, keeping your energy up, being thankful for
what you have and loving the people around her.
Patty is often referred to for
nutritional counseling or emotional support.
She is considered an extra hand and heart of Dr. Kaslow’s.
Her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org