When you’re not well you go the doctor who takes a history of your symptoms. Based on these symptoms, you are assigned a name for a disease. With this diagnosis, a therapy or procedure is prescribed or, more likely, a drug is prescribed to suppress the symptoms. Nosology is the classification and naming of disease.
In this interview I discuss the futility of nosology with Doctor Vincent Bellonzi of the Austin Wellness Clinic and how this practice encourages people to embrace and identify with their diseases, which are nothing more than labels describing a set of symptoms. Numerous factors may be responsible for illness, and finding the underlying cause is the only real way to find healing.
Doctor Bellonzi practices Functional Medicine, which is a holistic approach to balancing the body and restoring health. In this video you’ll learn some of the many things that can contribute to upsetting the balance in the body.
As an avid marathoner, Dr. Vincent Bellonzi developed an interest in optimal nutrition, health, and sports conditioning. As a result, he sought a Doctorate in Chiropractic and certifications as a personal trainer, cycling and running coach, and nutritionist. He received his Doctorate from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1991. He is certified as a Health and Fitness instructor with the American College of Sports Medicine, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning specialist. He also holds a B.S. in Human biology and a second B.S. in Nautical Industrial Technology. Dr. Bellonzi is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist and has made the study of nutrition and exercise a central pillar of his practice and personal philosophy.
Dr. Bellonzi works with athletes at every level to provide sports conditioning and rehabilitation. He also treats multiple conditions including headaches/migraines, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, neck and lower back injuries, shoulder, wrist, and knee injuries. Dr. Bellonzi provides human performance testing, nutritional counseling, personal training, coaching and metabolic testing services.
At the Austin Wellness Clinic, Dr. Bellonzi has specialized in nutrigenomics, or the interaction between genetics and nutrition. Along with Dr. John Haest, MD, he has been developing protocols for adrenal function, anti-aging, hormone balance, human performance, allergy resolution, detoxification, and neurotransmitter balance.
Dr. Bellonzi also has several educational videos on YouTube.