What is Solutions Health Advisor?
Imagine having someone you call your “health advisor” who is sort of like your personal physician but who is available 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year, is an expert in integrative and natural medicine, aware of the latest research findings, never forgets anything, and can integrate it perfectly every time, just for you. And they never charge you a cent!
Just one catch: This health advisor is a computer software program so it can not take the place of a human doctor with a warm and compassionate touch. However...
Solutions Health Advisor is an expert system, a type of artificial intelligence system, created by and continuously being further developed under the leadership of Dr. Joseph Pizzorno, ND, the leading naturopathic physician in the world. (See the Interview with Dr. Joseph Pizzorno.)
Most other health assessment tools available on the web are really just glorified survey questionnaires that spit out the same recommendations for everyone who fits into a neat category. For instance, these tools will lump you into a grouping such as woman-over-50 or man-with-history-of-heart-disease, and then make a lifestyle and vitamin recommendation for you. These are really just thinly veiled marketing tools to sell vitamins.
Some of the more sophisticated health self-assessment tools use a simplistic, rules-based, logic system which can make better health assessments but are still not powerful enough to solve real-life health problems. These tools are really just for your entertainment.
What’s different about Solutions Health Advisor? How does it work?
Solutions Health Advisor is a very sophisticated tool which “thinks” the way the top medical experts think, when finding solutions to a patient’s health issues. Solutions Health Advisor is an artificial intelligence system based on Bayesian logic – an infinitely more complex logic system that allows for infinite possibilities and shades of grey – just like real human thought processing. For these reasons, advanced artificial intelligence systems such as Solutions Health Advisor have been shown to be even more diagnostically accurate than highly-trained, human physicians.
Solutions Health Advisor is like having 24-hour-a-day, 365-days-a-year, access to a team of the world’s leading physician-experts in integrative and natural medicine, who are aware of the latest research findings, never forget anything, and can integrate it perfectly every time, just for you.
Solutions Health Advisor combines peer-reviewed scientific evidence with cutting edge, advanced technology to identify each individual’s most important underlying health issues and provide the customized nutrient, diet and exercise pathways that will enable users to achieve life-long health. Until now, health seekers have had few reliable sources for personalized information and no method to obtain information or products that are optimized for their personal or family members' unique physiology and way of life.
What goes on “behind the scenes” when you use Solutions Health Advisor?
- As you answer basic health questions in the initial health self-assessment, Solutions Health Advisor utilizes all the power of 30,000 research studies plus the USDA, National Center for Health Statistics, and Environmental Protection Agency databases, to identify your unique physiological dysfunctions, nutritional deficiencies, and environmental toxin exposures.
- Your answers to questions trigger increasingly targeted, differentiating questions. Based on rigorous probabilistic reasoning algorithms, Solutions Health Advisor begins to build a personalized health map.
- You receive your initial Wellness Index score. This is the Solutions Health Advisor baseline score, composed of your unique metabolic and functional needs, ranked by probability, and their potential impact on health.
- Mapping your unique physiology, Solutions Health Advisor evaluates your biochemical individuality and real-life needs to make recommendations firmly based on the highest quality medical research that will improve your overall health and decrease your risk of disease.
- Based on a proprietary logic database of over 1,500 questions, Solutions Health Advisor asks users an individualized series of 50 to 100 “smart questions.” Which questions will be asked is determined by your answers to prior questions, and each series of questions delves further into your distinctive metabolic and biophysical needs. Your answers are instantly processed, creating a biophysical map of dietary, nutrient and lifestyle recommendations.
- Harnessing cutting edge technology with natural medicine, Solutions Health Advisor draws upon tens of thousands of peer-reviewed studies to build integrated care guidance to enable each user to achieve and maintain their optimal health.
- Your personalized health self-assessment is supported with online documentation in the peer-reviewed medical literature for all of its evidence-based recommendations, which complement current prescription and over-the-counter medications, ensuring that nutrient deficiencies caused by medications are remedied, while also ensuring awareness of any potential conflicts in mixing nutritional supplements and medications.
- In addition to providing detail on up to 150 different nutrients and toxins and their potential health impact, the Solutions Health Advisor analysis takes into account your habits as well as your exposure to environmental toxins through diet, water, air and employment to make the most thorough and appropriate recommendations. All of Solutions Health Advisor’s nutrient and environmental toxicity data is derived from US government databases.
- Solutions Health Advisor includes a comprehensive Health Risk Assessment that identifies health and lifestyle concerns and gives each user a detailed personalized report on his or her current wellness status. The full power of the Solutions Health Advisor expert system is utilized to make cutting edge scientific research, that few doctors have had time to read, available and relevant to the user’s specific needs.
- Solutions Health Advisor maps human physiology to about 5,000 functions (1,000 enzymes and 4,000 chemical mediators). The presence of disease signs and symptoms, laboratory tests, genomic tests and user demographics are utilized in an iterative process to determine where physiological dysfunction exists. The system utilizes this information to deliver the user’s physiological function and disease risk in a prose format, accompanied by an easy to understand graphical interface. This information is then utilized to determine why the physiological dysfunction exists and what are the optimal ways to restore normal function. Additionally, the system considers over-the-counter and prescription drugs the user may be taking and provides guidance on drug-induced nutrient deficiencies, possible drug-nutrient interactions, as well as ways to decrease drug side effects.
Who is Solutions Health Advisor for?
Any of the 160 million Americans who’ve sought health information online, the 78.2 million baby boomers concerned about such things as anti‐aging or maintaining sports performance, and the estimated 80 million who’ve searched online for information relating to diet, nutrition, or natural supplements.
Solutions Health Advisor is a powerful health assessment tool and is the solution for anyone who’s looking for a convenient, evidence‐based source for pertinent and useful facts about the important decisions they wish to make about their lifestyle, diet, or exercise habits. Solutions Health Advisor is the most comprehensive evidence‐based health risk analysis and wellness recommendation software available anywhere on the internet.
Evaluations of the software system behind Solutions Health Advisor show that 86% of those who have used this technology believe it will be more useful to them than any other source of online wellness information, and 70% indicated they will use the system at least monthly.
Solutions Health Advisor empowers users to make well informed, positive health decisions about their own lives.
That's why we call it a health self-assessment tool.
As a proprietary artificial intelligence (AI) system, Solutions Health Advisor provides trustworthy personalized health and wellness information and advice to consumers looking for solutions to a wide array of health challenges. This AI system is constantly processing available existing health care research to make it individually useful and understandable. Any recommendations offered are based on what the user actually needs, not on what someone is trying to promote at the moment.
Solutions Health Advisor does not diagnose and treat disease; it provides invaluable information to the user about supporting his or her unique physiology and metabolic needs to attain and maintain robust wellness. Users’ personal information is never sold, is kept completely private, and serves only the user’s personal benefit.
Solutions Health Advisor provides updates on new health and wellness research that’s relevant to the specific user, can monitor and update personal goals, and send the user reminders for action.
Solutions Health Advisor is the creation of Salugenecists, Inc., which was founded in 2001 by Dr. Joseph E. Pizzorno, ND, with the mission to develop innovative, science-based, artificial intelligence aided health advice systems that could provide in-depth, truly personalized health promotion and integrated health care guidance for medical professionals and the public.
Dr. Pizzorno, appointed by President Clinton in December 2000 to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy and by President Bush to the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee in November 2002, is one of the world’s leading authorities on science-based natural medicine. A physician, educator, researcher and expert spokesperson, Dr. Pizzorno is the founding President of Bastyr University and served as the University’s President for 22 years. He is Editor-in-Chief of Integrative Medicine: A Clinicians Journal, a chair of the scientific board of Bioclinic Naturals, and Vice-chair of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Functional Medicine. Licensed as a naturopathic physician in Washington State since 1975, he has been the recipient of hundreds of awards and honors for his academic, professional, consumer education and public affairs leadership. Dr. Pizzorno is the co-author of the internationally acclaimed Textbook of Natural Medicine, the best-selling Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine (1,000,000 copies in six languages), and six other books. New editions of both the Encyclopedia and Textbook will be released in 2012. Additional information about Dr. Pizzorno can be found at http://www.drpizzorno.com