The Many Facets of Health

Published on October 28, 2017 by

How many times have you done something to improve your health, only to stop doing it because you felt it was not working?? If you have, you are not alone. I have seen this time and again. Someone will be doing something positive for their health but when the results are not there, they stop doing it. But Optimal Health is not attained from one thing. It is achieved by doing a wide variety of positive things for your health. Many of these things seem insignificant, and yet they are not.

Bio Identical Hormone Health

I find that comparing our bodies to a car can help you to better visualize the different parts that are needed to feel Optimal. For a car to function properly it needs to have gas in the tank, oil in the engine, a working ignition switch, coolant, spark plugs, etc. Imagine putting gas into your car and trying to start the car but for some reason the car does not start. Do you stop putting gas into the car because that did not work?

No! We know better than that. You would keep a full gas tank and investigate for other issues. You would not stop putting gas in the car. It takes having the gas, the oil, the coolant, working parts, etc to get a car to work. If a car does not run right, you keep ensuring that all of these pieces are addressed. You would not let the gas tank or oil reservoir go empty and expect the car to work.

This may make sense not to do this to your car, and yet I have seen people do this to their health. I have often seen someone who is exercising and not losing weight, simply stop exercising. This does not make sense. Healthy exercise is an important piece of having a healthy weight but it’s not the whole puzzle. Trying to lose weight and stopping exercise while you address something else important for weight loss, is like having an empty gas tank in your car expecting it to still run once you fix the engine.

I see a lot of people for Hormone balancing because they wish to feel better. Feeling optimal takes a variety of things. Taking Bio-identical Hormones helps tremendously and is an important piece, they are not the only piece. Testosterone, Progesterone, Estrogen, and Thyroid Hormones are like the gas in the car. An Optimal level of these hormones is critical for your body to function. You also need other things to be working properly. If the other aspects of your health are not addressed, you will still function better on Bio-identical Hormones, just not as optimal as you can when your “car”(body) is fully tuned up.

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Natural Anti-Aging Therapy

Published on October 8, 2017 by

Aging well with Ozone

Ozone is composed of 3 oxygen molecules. The air we breathe is composed of 2 oxygen molecules. The extra oxygen molecule makes ozone a “supercharged” oxygen and gives ozone it’s capability to do some amazing things for your body. Medical grade ozone is safe and quite effective.

Ozone Molecules

The use of ozone to treat medical disorders was first established in Germany in the 1950’s. It is now a common modality in Europe and it’s use is growing in the USA. Ozone Therapy should only be administered by properly trained medical professionals.

Ozone is a potent regulator of the immune system. It can calm down an overactive immune system–i.e. in autoimmune disorders. It can also stimulate an under active immune system i.e. with chronic infections, cancer, etc. It does what your body needs.

Ozone has the ability to cause white blood cells to produce cytokines–immune related messengers. Ozone also stimulates DPG (diphosphoglycerate enzyme) which enables hemoglobin to release oxygen to the cells. This increases the body’s oxygen utilization. Diabetics commonly have a low amount of DPG. Ozone enhances your blood flow and improves circulation. Ozone also increases anti-oxidant protection. This is especially helpful for those with chronic disease.

O3 logo in the sky

Ozone is a powerful stimulant of mitochondria–the energy producers inside each cell of your body. Decreased mitochondrial energy production is a key cause of degenerative diseases–from diabetes to heart disease to cancer to autoimmune diseases.

Ozone administration into the blood is the most common and effective way ozone is administered systemically. You sit comfortably in a chair and 6 to 12 ounces of blood is removed by IV into a sterile iv bag. Ozone is then injected into the bag by the RN and the ozone is gently mixed with the blood. The ozonated blood is then returned to the body.

The entire IV procedure takes about 30 to 40 minutes. Ozone can also be administered rectally or vaginally-this is a good systemic alternative for patients with gut disorders or who can’t tolerate IVs. If you have one or two specific points of pain, ozone can even be directly injected into these areas. This is called Prolozone.

The use of medical grade IV blood ozone on a monthly basis is a great anti-aging tool when combined with healthy lifestyle changes and hormonal balancing. To treat specific disorders and diseases, a more frequent schedule is required and is determined individually.

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Things You Should Know About Vitamin C

Published on October 2, 2017 by

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a water soluble vitamin that performs a wide variety of functions in your body. Most people know that Vitamin C is important for forming and maintaining connective tissue (skin, bones, blood vessels). But Vitamin C does so much more than that.

Vitamin C is an important factor in keeping your cardiovascular system healthy–helping to prevent heart attacks and strokes. It works to keep the lining of the blood vessels (endothelial cells) healthy. Endothelial dysfunction is linked to arterial plaque formation and Vitamin C helps to prevent this dysfunction. Vitamin C also assists your body in keeping blood pressure, blood sugar, and lipid (cholesterol) levels at healthy levels. All of these functions reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.

Things You Should About Vitamin C

Cancer prevention and treatment is another exciting thing that Vitamin C can assist with. Vitamin C can decrease the cellular DNA damage that leads to cancer formation–helping you to avoid cancer. It also has been shown to help kill cancer cells if they do form and to minimize the toxic effects of cancer treatments. Higher dose Vitamin C by IV is fast becoming a sought after treatment therapy for those with cancer.

In addition to these functions, Vitamin C is a wonderful aide to your immune system–helping your body to fight the common cold and other respiratory illnesses. Higher dose Vitamin C has been widely shown to diminish your symptoms and lessen the length of respiratory illnesses. It can even help alleviate chronic asthma symptoms.

The wonderful benefits of Vitamin C go on and on. It helps your body to absorb iron, it can reduce fatigue, it can improve eye health, and it can increase the fat suppressing hormone Leptin. Vitamin C is a powerful anti-oxidant that you need on a daily basis.

There are a wide variety of fruits and vegetables that contain Vitamin C. Good sources include citrus fruits (i.e. oranges), apples, kiwi, dark green leafy vegetables, asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, bell peppers, and tomatoes. Even though the recommended daily allowance is 75 mg/day for women and 90 mg/day for men; we are realizing that is just enough to prevent disease. For optimal health and wellness we feel that at least 400 mg/day is better.

If you do not get enough Vitamin C in your diet, taking a daily supplement is advised. I also like to add the IV Meyers cocktail (Vitamin C plus other nutrients) or high dose Vitamin C IV by itself if you are starting to feel ill from a respiratory illness, undergoing cancer treatment, or wish to optimize your overall health. Before a stressful event such as travel or surgery, I have found the IV Vitamin C to also be helpful.

Take care of your body and it will take care of you. Take the time to give your body the nutrients, exercise, sleep, and mental relaxation that it requires. You are worth it!!

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Lymes Disease

Published on September 5, 2017 by

Lyme Disease

The number of Lyme’s disease diagnosis seems to be increasing in number. If you have been properly diagnosed with Lyme’s disease then this article is for you. If you think you may have Lyme’s disease please get properly tested and research the symptoms of Lyme’s disease.

As you know, this disease can cause quite a bit of suffering and disability. Chronic Lyme’s disease is basically a dysfunction of your immune system to rid itself off this invader. A properly working body should be able to eliminate this infection. Simply throwing antibiotics at it, does not work.

Successful chronic Lyme’s disease treatment involves a multifactorial approach. It is critical to properly support your body nutritionally, emotionally, and with proper rest. In addition, adding in IV blood Ozone treatments along with IV Myers cocktails (high dose Vitamin C) has been found to have a fairly high success rate. Ozone has been around in the medical field for the past century.

Ozone works by jump starting your mitochondria. It gets your immune system to start working and fight off the invaders. Your body has the capability to fight, it needs the proper ingredients to do that. Ozone increases the oxygen utilization of your cells. Oxygen is a key ingredient for each cell to work optimally.

IV blood ozone treatments for Lyme’s disease have shown the best results when given once or twice daily for four days a week for three weeks. This is followed by periodic treatments by IV or rectally.

Systemic stem cells (IV stem cells) are another alternative treatment modality for a variety of diseases including Lyme’s disease. It is newer than ozone but is showing promise. If someone has the funds, adding a systemic stem cell treatment once in a while can help tremendously.

Lyme’s disease affects people both emotionally and physically. A treatment program needs to be comprehensive in order to combat this disease. Overcoming Lyme’s disease can be done.

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Demystifying Urinary Tract Infections

Published on August 10, 2017 by

Urinary tract infections are quite common among women. They are annoying and can affect your quality of life while you are suffering from them. There are some things that you can do to decrease the chance of getting them and there are also some natural treatments to minimize your suffering if you do have an infection.

Urinary Tract Infection and Hormones

Here are a couple of simple things that you can do to prevent getting a urinary tract infection:

  • 1. Hydrate properly. Drink enough water to properly hydrate your body and it also helps to ensure bacteria get flushed out of your bladder. Your kidneys and bladder need to have water in order to function properly.
  • 2. Urinate on a regular basis. Holding your bladder for an excess amount of time can make it easier for bacteria to grow and create an infection.
  • 3. Urinate after sexual intercourse. There are bacteria on our skin and sexual intercourse can make it easy for the bacteria to travel up your urethra and into your bladder. By urinating after sexual intercourse, your urine will wash the bacteria into the toilet. You do not need to urinate a large quantity for this to help.
  • 4. Balance your hormones. An imbalance of hormones in your body can contribute to “atrophy” of the vaginal tissue–dry and irritated tissue. Since your urethra is in the same area as your vagina, the atrophy affects it as well. When the tissue is dry and more irritated, it makes it easy for bacteria to travel into the bladder. In menopause, I find that topical Estriol (a bio-identical Estrogen) applied in the vaginal area can reverse the atrophy and greatly reduce your risk of getting a urine tract infection.
  • 5. Wipe front to back when wiping after going to the bathroom. If you wipe back to front, you run the risk of introducing bacteria from the rectal area into the urethra and bladder.
  • 6. Avoid bubble baths and scented lotions, etc in the vaginal area. This area of your body is quite sensitive and it is best not to introduce lotions, etc as they can cause irritation which makes it easier for bacteria to enter your bladder.
  • 7. Avoid spermicides or other chemicals in the vaginal area. These can be irritating and make it easier for bacteria to take hold and cause an infection.
  • 8. Get an ozone blood treatment to help increase the functioning of your immune system. Ozone is an IV treatment that is effective in assisting your body in increasing its oxygen utilization. This results in improved cellular functioning, including your immune system.

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Unraveling The Mystery of Losing Unwanted Pounds

Published on July 27, 2017 by

R.T. was struggling with trying to lose about 15 pounds. He was exercising regularly and already had his Testosterone balanced. He was eating healthy and getting adequate sleep but he just could not shed those 15 pounds.

R.T. did the BioEnergy test so that we could better evaluate what was going on. The blood work was not giving us the answers. The BioEnergy test revealed the answers that allowed R.T. to finally shed those 15 pounds.

We found out that his thyroid dose needed to get adjusted, even though the lab results had mistakenly shown that the thyroid was optimal. In addition, the BioEnergy test revealed that R.T. needed to decrease his carbohydrate intake-fine tuning his diet. He thought he was eating perfectly but there were some things he needed to change. We also determined the heart rate range that he specifically needed to exercise at, in order to maximally reduce fat. Each person has a unique heart rate range in which fat is optimally “burned”. This can be accurately determined during the BioEnergy test.

After R.T. made his diet and exercise adjustments, along with having an increased thyroid dose, he felt more energized and vital. With a little time, he was successful at achieving his goal weight. Each person is unique and achieving a healthy weight loss requires a comprehensive evaluation and plan of action.

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Testosterone The Misunderstood Hormone

Published on July 20, 2017 by

Testosterone is not just for men and it is not just for sex drive. Men have a higher amount of Testosterone in their body but women need Testosterone too. In terms of libido (sex drive), Testosterone is like gas to a car. It is important to have but it is not the whole reason for a healthy sex drive. You might have gas in a car, but it still might not drive because of motor or ignition issues. Optimal Testosterone levels are important to have for a healthy sex drive, but putting “gas in the tank” may just be one of the things that is needed in order to increase libido.

Testosterone performs a variety of functions in the body. It helps your body to heal and helps bones to be strong, It assists you in having healthy skin and a positive mood. Testosterone can give you energy and motivation. It can also help you to focus and think more clearly. For women, it can eliminate feeling too hot and get rid of night sweats. Testosterone is a necessary hormone for optimal functioning of both men and women and replacing deficient Testosterone levels is an important piece of living an optimal life.

Natural ways to increase Testosterone is to eat a paleo type diet and to exercise regularly. By avoiding excess stress and toxins that disrupt your hormones, you can help your body to keep a healthier Testosterone level. But even if you do these things, in today’s world a large majority of men and women are deficient in Testosterone when they are in their 30’s and beyond. Replenishing your Testosterone can help you to regain your life so that you feel better which usually helps you to eat better, exercise more, sleep better, and enjoy life more. (and a side benefit is usually an improved libido :))

Testosterone can be replaced safely under the supervision of a medical provider who understands hormones and looks at the big picture. It is important to look at all of your hormones as well as your toxin exposure and lifestyle, and to monitor your progress. Testosterone can be replaced in the form of creams, injections, or pellets. The form that you choose must be customized to your needs.

Everyone has a different body, lifestyle, and needs-not everyone should get the same treatment. I have had patients come to me simply for Testosterone replacement and I have uncovered a Thyroid and Vitamin B12 deficiency. Each person is different and needs a customized approach and this simply can not be done under health insurance. Health insurances are there for disasters, just like our car insurances. They are not designed for wellness care, they are designed for disease care. That is ok, it is just important to understand the difference.

Hormone balancing is best done with bio-identical hormones that are biologically the same as the hormones that your body should be making but is not making. This must be done by someone properly trained in bio-identical hormones. This type of training is not given in medical school–I know because I have been to medical school and after my hysterectomy I had to search out proper training in hormone balancing. It takes a little time, money and patience to get a proper hormone balance but aren’t you worth that??

If you do not feel optimal and know that something is not quite right with your body, I advise that you get your hormones evaluated by someone in your area that has had special training and experience in bio-identical hormones. Testosterone is just one of the hormones that may be out of balance.

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The Underlying Cause Of Disease

Published on July 14, 2017 by

Disease spelled out in blocks

Recent studies and experience have revealed that inflammation is at the root of diseases including heart disease, cancer, auto immune diseases, etc. When our bodies are under chronic stress (from physical and emotional stressors) it can create an inflammatory state in your body. Inflammation short term is a way that our bodies create healing from an acute stress such as a cut, fracture, or illness. We need to have the ability to create an inflammatory state short term in order to heal properly. This is ok and does not cause problems.

The problem arises when we are exposed to stressors on a regular basis and our body is in a constant state of fighting inflammation. This can translate into heart disease, cancer, dementia, auto immune diseases, etc. The body is in defense mode and actually starts hurting itself because it was not designed to stay in this high defense mode for a prolonged time.

Let’s look at heart disease. For a while now, we have been fed the information that lowering cholesterol will help reduce heart disease. These medications are some of the top prescribed medications in the country. However, many doctors who used to promote the use of cholesterol lowering medication now retract that recommendation. It is now felt that the cholesterol lowering medication only appeared to help a little bit by lowering inflammation–not by having cholesterol be “perfect”.

Cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease, rather it is caused by a combination of factors including inflammation in the body. There are too many people with “perfect” cholesterol having heart issues and people with “horrible” cholesterol numbers that do not–inflammation has been definitely linked to people having heart disease no matter what their cholesterol number is. In fact, if your cholesterol level is too low it messes with your hormones and overall functioning. You need a healthy cholesterol level because cholesterol is actually an important part of every cell in your body.

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Top Three Things About Ozone Therapy

Published on July 5, 2017 by

  1. Medical use of ozone therapy has been around since the 1800’s. Tessla actually built an ozone machine in the 19th century. In Europe, ozone therapy is a treatment of choice in many countries. Prolozone (a special type of ozone therapy where a specific area of your body is injected with ozone and vitamins in order to alleviate pain and enhance healing) is first line therapy before orthopedic surgery in several countries.
  2. Your body is designed to heal itself. If you get cut, your body has the mechanism in place to automatically heal itself. When we cast you, we are simply allowing your body to heal itself–the cast is only there to provide support. When we give you antibiotics, they work with your body’s natural defenses in order to eliminate bacteria–the antibiotics alone would not help. Ozone therapy works because it gives your body what it needs in order to jumpstart the natural healing processes that each body possesses.
  3. Ozone is a highly active gas that is safe within the human body because of the pH that exists within the human body and the liquid environment that is within the human body. Ozone is safe when used by a trained medical professional who utilizes a medical grade ozone machine and uses medical grade oxygen to create the ozone.
  4. Ozone therapy can be used to treat autoimmune diseases, chronic pain, heart disease, chronic infections, etc. If you would like to learn more about this fascinating medical therapy please go to our website, contact our office, or seek a medical professional near you that offers this form of therapy.

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Anti Aging

Published on June 25, 2017 by

When we talk about anti-aging medicine some people think that we are trying to live forever. That is not what anti-aging is about. Anti-aging medicine is focused on aging gracefully–aging in years while still feeling great mentally and physically. We want you to live as optimally as possible for as long as you can.

It is commonplace these days for people to slowly deteriorate in their health for many years until the end of their life. That is no way to live. There is no reason for people to suffer needlessly and have their health dwindle slowly. Anti aging medicine is focused on preventing this from happening. Wouldn’t you rather live without pain and have the energy to do the things that you enjoy doing? An anti-aging physician is sometimes referred to as an integrative physician or regenerative medicine physician. The title does not matter, what matters is the focus of the practice. In order to assist you in living your life optimally, an anti-aging physician focuses on getting your hormones balanced along with assisting you with your nutrition, correct supplementation, exercise program, and helps you detoxify your body and mind.

Womans with half of face looking younger and half looking older

You can live a life full of energy and vitality. You do not need to suffer from pain, depression, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, decreasing vitality, poor muscle tone, chronic disease, etc. Feeling and looking optimally is achievable if you are willing to be open minded and work outside of insurance.

Insurance is great if you break a bone or need surgery. But if your goal is to feel and look optimally, and prevent diseases, it requires customized care that health insurance can simply not provide. Anti-aging medicine is customized care and it simply can not be done properly under the regulations and guidelines that are imposed by insurance companies.

It takes a mental shift to realize that health insurance is there for the calamities that happen. It is good to have that insurance but it is not there to truly be healthy. To feel and look your best involves taking control of your own care and going outside “mainstream medicine”. It takes a holistic approach that evaluates your hormones, sleep, mind, exercise program, nutrition, supplementation, and toxic load. It takes a willingness to be patient and make the small changes each day that lead to great rewards in your health.

Anti-aging medicine is about looking at you–your unique needs and circumstances. It is about tailoring a wellness program that works for you, at the pace that you need. The focus is on living well in the capacity that you desire and then dying gracefully and quickly (without suffering) when it is time.

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