NEUROPLASTICITY!! What is it and how can we stimulate it? What's the best diet? What are the best nutrients and supplements?
History of cold water therapy The use of cold water for healing was first reported in 3500 BCE in the Edwin Smith Papyrus. Ancient Greeks used it for relaxation and socializing. Hippocrates used water for healing, he said water will cure anything. Sebastian Kneipp used cold water immersion for healing. In 1849, he had tuberculosis and cured himself with daily dips in the cold Danube River. He began to attract many people who followed and studied with him and soon became known as the "water doctor". Eventually in 1889, he wrote the book, My Water Cure. He is famous [...]
When fluoride is ingested, 50% is detoxed through the kidneys and the rest is stored in various tissues, such as bones, teeth, and brain.
There has not been a more helpful tool for health and wellbeing than intermittent fasting while eating a clean healthy whole foods diet. It has been successful to reverse pre-diabetes, lose weight, reduce aches and inflammation in the body, increase energy and to get control of cravings, that endless need to snack. Also the discipline it takes to do this has helped many in other areas of their life as well. It is not our fault, we have been brainwashed. The food industry it's FDA approved processed foods are really not on our side in many ways. Not only [...]
"I have gained weight and don't know why. I've have been to many doctors and they've checked the thyroid blood work, but found everything is normal." Sound familiar? There are lots of reasons for a suddenly slower metabolism and weight gain. I am sharing this so you can use the information with your doctor team and get the best results for your health! A holistic view of a person, means examining one's lifestyle, diet, hydration, nutrient status, energy/sleep patterns, digestion, other health conditions and often we need a physical exam. It is important to talking about the degree of [...]
What is a whole foods diet? How to get started? Selecting, preparing, and eating foods close to how they are found in nature: unprocessed; unrefined; and free from preservatives, additives, pesticides, antibiotics, and hormones. Why is it important to eat a whole foods diet?The health of the gut is essential to the health and well-being of the entire body (and mind!). The numerous alterations made to the foods that many Americans consume are deleterious to our health. Our diets are behind the rise of cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, and other systemic inflammatory diseases. Many other diseases such as depression, [...]
Maximizing Your Workout: tips of the trade Exercise can cause inflammation in the joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Having a body that combats inflammation well is key. Most are aware, a diet rich in plant nutrients and omega 3 foods such as wild salmon, is important to keep inflammation low. Also, limiting processed foods, fried foods, sugars, alcohol and red meat can help, too. When it comes to supplements, it can be a hassle to surf the shelves and wonder which is best. After a long look at the research, the following supplements rise to the top. [...]
What is inflammation actually? Inflammation is a good thing! Immune cells in the area send alert signals called cytokines and they bring healing to the area in need. Cytokines cause healing and also cause pain. When it goes on daily, weekly, chronically is when our body gets out of balance. In general, if our inflammation is high, any pain, strain, arthritis, or soreness will be felt more and can last longer than if we are in a healthier, lower inflammation state. We cannot exist without any inflammation as it’s needed to send signals for healing. The problems arise [...]
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or BPH BPH is a highly prevalent imbalance in aged men, characterized by dysregulation of cell growth of the prostate epithelium and stroma. The prevalence increases from 8% to 50% once a man reaches 50 years of age. Symptoms include urinary frequency, urgency, straining, and incomplete voiding of urine. BPH can lead to prostate cancer in some men, and so it is important to take preventative measures, and make changes to reverse or minimize the risk factors. Metabolism, or breakdown of testosterone Testosterone is metabolized to DHT via an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase, and [...]
Often I am faced with patients who desperately want to let go of extra pounds, but just can't seem to do it. Bless their hearts, they have tried every diet, every strategy, exercised 2 hours per day and don't lose a pound. Fortunately, when looking at these patients through the lens of naturopathic medicine, I can help. Each person is unique. Each has a different reason. Today I would like to share with you how I look for underlying causes of weight challenges. First, one must check for hormone imbalances. Suboptimal hormones can put you in a "freeze zone" [...]