Big Sky Natural Health, located in Big Sky, MT, is a trailblazing wellness center dedicated to holistic living and personalized health solutions. In this Q&A session, Bozeman City Lifestyle had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Kaley Burns to explore everything Big Sky Natural Health has to offer.
Q: What is regenerative health?
A: At this point, we have a focus on “preventative medicine”; anti-aging. Regenerative medicine aims to help us keep our tissues, organs and cells healthier longer by restoring function to them. From more of a holistic standpoint, asking, “What can we be doing in terms of lifestyle and therapies to best benefit our bodies?” Our body has this amazing ability to health itself; if we introduce the right therapies, it can actually regenerate and it can heal.
“We don’t want to help people just live longer; we want to help them live longer in an optimal state”
Q: What kind of services do you offer?
A: We do everything from nutrition consultations to more broad-based lab testing. We look beyond your standard lab tests—we want to tailor our practices to best suit your physiological needs. Maybe that’s hormone therapy, IVs or vitamin health. Acupuncture is another thing we offer that can be great for the mind-spirit connection. Looking at our “higher-tier” services, we offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy—something very useful for our patients that have suffered from a concussion. We also offer a higher-tier called adenine dinucleotide (NAD) which is amazing for anti-aging both physically and mentally.
Q: What is NAD?
A: NAD, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, is a naturally occurring coenzyme of niacin that helps us run different pathways within our body. It used to be used in addiction clinics, but eventually scientists and pharmacists discovered it was “rewiring” the brain. It came into light to use as treatment for things like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. It can be great for preventing cognitive decline.
Q: Do you have a favorite service?
A: My favorite, our bread and butter, is something called PRP, or platelet rich plasma injections. It can benefit any joint in your body from your knees to your knuckles, but you can also use it for hair loss or a botox-type treatment. We’ll draw a patient’s blood and spin it; once the red blood cells sink to the bottom we are left with a golden serum, that’s where all of the growth factors and immune cells are—everything you need comes directly from your body. Depending on the severity of the patient’s needs, we may do anywhere from 5-10 treatments. We’ve seen great success with PRP.