about-biobalance

About BioBalance®

“‘Can I Keep Selling Sex For Money Officer?’ is the famous mnemonic that I used in medical school to remember the Kreb’s Cycle intermediates – Citrate, Isocitrate, alpha Ketoglutarate, Succinyl CoA, Succinate, Fumarate, Malate, Oxaloacetate. At that time, these intracellular intermediates, along with the co-factors that drove their production like Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, and alpha lipoic acid were not measurable, so we jumped up to organ function instead, which was then measurable. Today we can measure these intracellular intermediates and co-factors, so good thing that I can still remember what the mnemonic stands for! Cells are the foundation of every organ, so now there is no more excuse for not checking at what’s happening inside the cell first, before looking at the organs. This allows us to optimize health, way before illness sets in.”
Dr. Ted Achacoso, Chief Oneironaut and Biohacker, BioBalance

BioBalance Wellness Institute®

Just because you are not sick does not mean that you are well. It only means that you are not sick. Health is not only the absence of disease but also the maintenance of the balance between age-related bodily processes that build and grow versus processes that break down and destroy. Illness Medicine specialists take care of the disease, Health Optimization Medicine (HOMe®) specialists take care of the balance. Together, they form a complete spectrum of health care.

Health Optimization Medicine (HOMe®) is the framework for wellness medicine created by Dr. Ted Achacoso, Chief Biohacker of BioBalance. It is drawn from the current specialties of anti-aging medicine, nutritional medicine, longevity medicine, regenerative medicine, age management medicine, sports medicine, and rejuvenative medicine. The concept is very simple: balance the borderline deficiencies and subtle toxicities in nutrients, toxins, enzymes, hormones, cells, and other bioactive agents found in the body. The practice is very complex: all of these bioactive agents are in biochemical networks – their levels need to be measured and adjusted all at once because adjusting just one affects everything else that it is attached to in the biochemical web and may cause further imbalance.

At BioBalance, we take the nutrient balancing aspect of Health Optimization Medicine by integrating the world-class expertise of laboratory and medical partners in  Europe and US. Our approach is Measured Wellness®. Borderline deficiencies and subtle toxicities of nutrients are first measured through comprehensive testing, then a bespoke food and supplement protocol is carefully crafted to return you to optimal nutrient balance. Each body has a unique nutrient and metabolic profile, so your optimal levels will be different from others. Increased energy, resistance to disease, and overall vitality are but a few of the benefits of being in optimal health.

We enjoin Illness Medicine doctors to collaborate with us to develop the wellness medicine aspect of their illness medicine specialties. For example, cardiologists can help us develop “The Heart @HOMe®” and neurologists can help us develop “The Brain @HOMe®” for optimal functioning and disease prevention in the heart and brain, respectively.

BioBalance is housed in a uniquely designed wellness center staffed with highly trained professionals.

Our Wellness Doctors

Theodore B. Achacoso (Dr. Ted)

Theodore B. Achacoso (Dr. Ted)

Co-Founder, Chief Science Officer, and Medical Director

Dr. Ted was college graduate at the age of 18 and an MD at the age of 22. At 25, he was a fellow of interventional neuroradiology, a research professor of pharmacology, and a clinical professor of neurology. At 28, he was a professor of medical informatics and of neurointerventional radiology in Washington, DC. At 30, he published his book on the biomathematics of consciousness and became senior science and technology advisor to global investment funds. At 35, he founded and ran a groupware company that utilized his US patents on distributed emergent computing. At 40 he gave himself a gift of non-surgical 6-pack abs and started trading currencies using his own predictive artificial intelligence computer models. Predicting where medicine was headed, at 45, he retrained in interventional endocrinology (anti-aging medicine) and in nutritional medicine, and became double-board certified in both specialties in Paris at the age of 47. Aside from his book and various software, Dr. Ted is published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, holds US patents, delivers lectures, and gives interviews. He currently has a tri-continental practice in anti-aging medicine and in nutritional medicine. And yes, he is on a targeted ketogenic diet.

Rolando A. Balburias, M.D. (Dr. Oyie)

Rolando A. Balburias, M.D. (Dr. Oyie)

Health Optimization Medicine (HOMe®) Specialist

Dr. Oyie is the BioBalance Consultant-in-Residence specializing in Internal Medicine – Adult Diseases, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. He currently heads The Center for Wellness and Aesthetics of the Medical City. A former Head of the Emergency Department of The Medical City in Ortigas, he holds a Master’s in Business Administration-Health (MBAH) from the Ateneo Graduate School of Business Rockwell Campus and has been a host of a television show on health information.

Paulita V. Baclig, M.D. (Dr. Pinky)

Paulita V. Baclig, M.D. (Dr. Pinky)

Health Optimization Medicine (HOMe®) Specialist

Dr. Pinky received her medical education and training at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine, and her residency in Family Medicine at the UP-PGH. She received her Masters in Public Health degree from the University of Hawaii. She was trained in Integrative Family Medicine in Japan, the US, and Switzerland. Her specialized training in Integrative Medicine has been along the field of traditional Chinese Medicine, Nutritional Supplementation, and Anthroposophic Medicine. Aside from her clinic in Metro Manila, quarterly medical visits are also made in Cagayan de Oro and Davao.

Stanley A. Chua, M.D. (Dr. Stan)

Stanley A. Chua, M.D. (Dr. Stan)

Health Optimization Medicine (HOMe®) Specialist

After earning his medical degree from the University of Santo Tomas, Dr. Stan now specializes in Functional Medicine and is an accredited Medical Acupuncturist after attending the Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center. He is one of BioBalance’s Specialists while serving as a consultant at the Center for Wellness and Aesthetics of The Medical City in Ortigas.

Cenia L. Acevedo, M.D. (Dr. Cenia)

Cenia L. Acevedo, M.D. (Dr. Cenia)

Health Optimization Medicine (HOMe®) Specialist

Currently practicing Health Optimization Medicine full time, Dr. Cenia was formerly the Medical Director of Valulife Mobile X-ray and Laboratory Services and a resident practitioner at Mediserv, Healthway, Clinic Systems, and the Las Piñas City Medical Center. Specializing on Obstetrics and Gynecology, she finished her residency training at UP-PGH after obtaining her medical degree from Matias H. Aznar Memorial College of Medicine as a University Scholar.

Charles G. Florendo, M.D. (Dr. Charles)

Charles G. Florendo, M.D. (Dr. Charles)

Health Optimization Medicine (HOMe®) Specialist

Dr. Charles earned his medical education at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He finished his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Hospital, serving as his department’s chief resident. He is the only physician in Southeast Asia certified in the use of the Buteyko Method (A Russian developed therapy to improve cellular oxygenation). Dr. Florendo was formerly the head of the out-patient department of the Mary Health of Africa Hospital. Currently he serves as the assistant to the medical director of Mary Chiles General Hospital, and is the medical adviser to the Buteyko Clinics International. He is the recipient of pioneering awards in the field of Family Medicine in the Philippines.

Our Wellness Concierge

Our BioBalance® Wellness Concierge Team is a happy and friendly in-house crew of expert Nurses, Pharmacists, Nutritionists, and Medical Technologists specifically trained in the BioBalance Measured Wellness® solution. On the back end, they collaborate extensively with HOMe® Specialists in planning and implementing your customized nutrition and supplementation protocol for optimal wellness. On the front end, you will feel their genuine warmth and empathy amidst the professionalism when they take care of you.