Medicine > Biotypology framework
The study of biological constitutions, or biotypes, has always been of great interest in medicine.
Many authors have dedicated themselves to detailed studies of the characteristics of human constitutions (biotypes), especially researching the interrelation between human morphology, mental behaviors and the tendency to contract certain diseases. However, the singular peculiarities of each individual, which we can consider as an expression of each person’s genetic heritage, integrated in his environment, constitute the limits for a simple classification.
In fact, from a constitutional standpoint, each individual can be defined as a combination of morphological, physiological and psychological characteristics which distinguish him from other individuals of the same species; however, these characteristics, determined only partly by hereditary factors, are influenced on different levels by environmental factors in immeasurable ways. The environment interacts, in fact, with hereditary factors, determining significant transformations which constitute the adaptive response.
Training and Personal Experience
My personal approach to my patients is based principally on the identification of constitutional traits, in order to better comprehend the physiopathological evolution and responses to environmental stimuli. In light of information deriving from diagnostic genetics and the neurosciences, it is possible to design a personalized therapeutic and dietary strategy
for each individual perceived as a biotype.
It is with this objective in mind that in my practice I collaborate with ImbioLab
, a laboratory that is specialized in molecular analysis: patients can undergo non-invasive testing via the collection of saliva specimens or cells obtained from “brushing” the oral mucosa which permits us to identify genetic predispositions to several serious diseases such as insulin resistance, lactose intolerance and gluten intolerance.