Primal Physiology

Primal Physiology services offered in Spring and The Woodlands, Houston, TX

Primal Physiology

The problem with the modern world is that physical challenges have been systematically minimized for safety, comfort, and ease. Wouldn’t it be great if we could change your body by tapping into the Primal Physiology hidden in your DNA? At Butterfly MedSpa and Wellness in Spring, Texas, Ben Cilento, MD, MHA, and his team work to fully understand your fitness and wellness goals, assess where you are now, and map out a course for unlocking the potential present in your DNA. Book a face-to-face consultation online or by phone today to begin exploring the possibilities.

Primal Physiology Q & A

What is Primal Physiology? 

Primal Physiology is the physiological health that allows a person to carry out daily life duties. It includes physical, musculoskeletal, and cardiovascular fitness, fat and muscle composition, VO2 max, and Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR).


How does Primal Physiology work? 

Primal Physiology uses four key physiologic markers to develop your profile and tracks progress based on goals:



Laboratory blood work is a crucial component of health and fitness assessment that involves analyzing various parameters to gain insight into overall health. 

Labs provide valuable insights into the functioning of different systems and track the progress of your personalized Primal Physiology program.



A non-invasive Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) device, this advanced health assessment measures your body’s composition by analyzing tissues and electrical currents. This cutting-edge method provides insight into your body fat, muscle mass, water distribution, and overall health. 


VO2 max

Athletes and fitness enthusiasts use VO2 max testing to evaluate cardiovascular health and endurance. It also documents progress over time to determine whether a person responds appropriately to a particular regimen. 


Resting RMR

Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) is a non-invasive assessment that determines the number of calories your body expends at rest. It measures the energy required to sustain essential bodily functions, such as circulation, cell maintenance, and breathing.

Understanding your body’s baseline caloric needs allows you to set appropriate calorie targets to achieve weight-related goals, enhance athletic performance, and create personalized fitness and dietary plans.


What does Primal Physiology include? 

Primal Physiology services involve:


Weight loss, personal fitness, strength training, and elite bodybuilding are among the programs offered — as well as lifestyle management programs like customized dietary plans, exercise plans, personal training, and continuous glucose monitoring.


Primal Enhancement

This package includes hormone replacement therapy (HRT), peptides, weight loss medications, and EMsculpt® for managing muscle mass and definition.


Who is a good candidate for Primal Physiology?

Everyone can benefit from Primal Physiology. You being here means that you come from a long line of survivors. Your DNA contains all the necessary building blocks to handle any challenge. Hunter-gatherers were necessarily lean, strong, and adaptive because they needed to be to survive. Their DNA is in you.

Call or book a face-to-face consultation online to learn more about how Primal Physiology can help you optimize your health and reach your goals.