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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Ozone Therapy Facts

Published on June 18, 2017 by

Approximately 50% of Americans are suffering from chronic disease and chronic disease is the cause of about 3/4 of all deaths. People are suffering from pain, fatigue, cancer, autoimmune diseases, heart disease, etc at an alarming rate. It is robbing people of their vitality and costing each person thousands of dollars per year.

We are all made up of cells that are at the root of ensuring that our body functions properly. When the cells do not function properly, the body manifests symptoms such as diseases, cancer, fatigue, pain, etc.

Our body has the capability to heal itself. When the body does not heal itself, it is lacking something or it is toxic. The body can be deficient in hormones, vitamins, minerals, etc and/or it can be toxic from heavy metals, infections, etc. At the core of the dysfunction is our mitochondria. The mitochondria are the “engines” in each of our cells. Each cell has a number of them. It is estimated that about 10% of our body weight is mitochondria.

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In order to function properly your mitochondria need oxygen, glucose (broken down from food), and certain vitamins. An optimal thyroid hormone level is also critical for your mitochondria to work well. Essentially your mitochondria takes oxygen and nutrients and turns it into energy (plus CO2 which gets eliminated). When your mitochondria do not utilize oxygen properly, your body can not create the energy that it requires in order to perform its functions. When this happens, you can feel fatigued and you are prone to get diseases including cancer, autoimmune diseases, chronic infections, heart disease, etc. The bio-energy test can actually measure the health of your mitochondria if you are simply wanting to know if your mitochondria are optimized.

You can support your mitochondria by eating healthy whole foods and by exercising regularly. It is also important to have your hormones properly balanced and to detoxify your body. In addition, ozone therapy is a form of treatment that we use in order to enhance oxygen utilization. It works wonderfully alongside a holistic approach to support your body through nutrition, detoxification, and hormone balancing.

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Is Bio-Energy Testing Right For You?

Published on June 9, 2017 by

Lisa is a 37 year old woman. She was frustrated with her inability to lose weight. Lisa felt like she was doing everything that she could to lose weight but it just would not come off.

Lisa’s story is similar to a lot of people that I encounter on a daily basis. The first step was to get her hormones balanced. By doing this she was able to sleep better, have the energy to exercise, and have the ability to recover better from exercising. This also gave her the motivation required to adjust her diet.

Healthy Lifestyle in a word cloud.

Lisa did the bioenergy test at the office and that gave us valuable information. We learned that she had to be on a no carb diet for her body’s metabolism. By working with our integrative nutrition specialist she was able to eat the right foods for her. Everyone has different sensitivities to carbohydrates and we were able to figure out the best percentage for her body.

We also uncovered that her thyroid needed to be adjusted even more than we had originally thought. The test gives us the information needed to truly optimize the thyroid levels.

We also uncovered the fact that she was exercising too hard and her body was storing fat as a result. The bioenergy test revealed the exact heart range that she needed to get in for her body to burn fat. As a result, she adjusted her exercise regimen.

Losing the unwanted fat is a process and Lisa is well on her way to attaining her goal. By using the information from the test results she has been able to fine tune her efforts and will achieve success. She now has the roadmap to success.


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Adrenal Fatigue

Published on June 1, 2017 by

Adrenal Glands

The adrenal gland is located on top of each kidney–the human body has a total of two adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are responsible for producing a variety of hormones. They produce aldosterone–which helps with blood pressure, epinephrine–the fight or flight hormone, cortisol–affects the immune system and metabolism, and precursors that allow our bodies to make sex hormones–Progesterone, Estrogen, and Testosterone.

In today’s world our adrenal glands are getting overwhelmed and this can lead to what we call adrenal fatigue. The adrenal glands are not equipped to handle the constant stress that we have today. They are equipped to deal with intermittent stress and then be given a chance to recover. But, in today’s world of 24/7 emails, texts, negative news, traffic, increasing work demands, decreasing sleep, etc we demand more from the adrenal glands. These glands are not being given the rest that they need.

Adrenal fatigue is the term that we give to overworked adrenal glands. When the adrenal glands are overworked they are unable to keep up with the demand for the hormones that they produce. The result can be one or more of the following: feeling fatigued, having lower sex hormones, a decreased immune system, salt cravings, trouble getting up in the morning, increased energy at night, an increased reliance on caffeine, and an inability to handle stress.

Most people in today’s world have some adrenal fatigue. Treating it takes a multifactorial approach. The first thing to do is unplug and give your body rest. Turn off your phone alerts and check your phone when you want to. Turn off your phone at night and one day a week if you can. Give yourself quiet time to sit and simply breathe. Avoid watching or listening to news since they over dramatize things and cause mental stress. Take yoga or tai chi. Ensure that you get to bed at a reasonable time. Picking one day per week to recharge and completely unplug would be a great goal to have.

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Top 8 things you can do to age well:

Published on May 23, 2017 by

  1. Balance your hormones–an optimal level of Testosterone, Progesterone, Estrogen, and Thyroid hormones supports healthy skin, hair, muscle, and bones along with keeping your mind, mood, and body healthy.
  2. Drink plenty of water daily. Water hydrates your skin and is necessary for your body to function properly. Sodas, energy drinks, excess coffee and alcohol can age your body inside and out.
  3. Detoxify regularly. Infrared sauna, Epsom salt soaks, deep breathing exercises, and colonics are great ways to do this. Reduce your toxin exposure by eliminating toxins whenever you can: use glass not plastic, eat organic when you can, use safe cleaning and personal care products, avoid tobacco, etc. By reducing your toxin exposure and helping your body detoxify, your body will stay younger longer. EWG.org gives great information on healthy products.
  4. Get a medical grade ozone treatment regularly–either by blood, rectal, or vaginal application. When done properly, ozone therapy can help your body to repair and rejuvenate. This offers anti-aging assistance to your body.
  5. Exercise regularly. You do not need to “kill” yourself in order to reap the benefits. Regular exercise has been proven to keep your mind and body functioning optimally late into life. 30 minutes five days a week is all that you need. Yoga is a wonderful addition to your exercise routine–keeping your tendons, muscles, and ligaments flexible.
  6. Get an adequate amount of sleep. Restful sleep is important for daily functioning and aging well. The number of hours that you need for adequate sleep is the amount that allows you to wake up refreshed.
  7. Focus on eating healthy protein and vegetables every day. You do not need to be perfect. If you can eat a healthy whole food diet for 80% of the calories you take in, you will be ahead of the majority of the population. Proper nutrition allows your body to function optimally.
  8. Unplug regularly. Stress can be a detriment to your health and cause premature aging and diseases. Stress is a normal part of life and we can’t eliminate it, but we can handle stress in a healthy way. Aromatherapy, yoga, deep breathing exercises, turning off your phone regularly, taking Epsom salt soaks, quiet time, etc are all ways that you can unplug and rejuvenate.

Feeling great in the present and as you age is the greatest gift that you can give yourself. You are worth the time and effort to take care of you.


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Fibromyalgia – An innovative treatment

Published on May 17, 2017 by

Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder that has become fairly common. Generalized pain is considered to be the main symptom of this disease. However people suffering from fibromyalgia often suffer from non restorative sleep, chronic fatigue, anxiety, and depression. Those with fibromyalgia have varying degrees of disruption of their lives–it can be quite disabling.

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The exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown but it is felt to be from a combination of genetic and environmental factors. One underlying factor appears to be an increase in oxidative stress and a decrease in the body’s natural antioxidant system. In patients with fibromyalgia low concentrations of antioxidant enzymes such as catalase, glutathione peroxidase, and superoxide dismutase have been reported in several studies.

Ozone therapy is used to treat a wide range of diseases, has been particularly useful in the treatment of fibromyalgia. Ozone helps by exerting a mild, transient, and controlled oxidative stress that promotes an up regulation of the antioxidant system and a modulation of the immune system. Ozone therapy is a biologic treatment that enables the body’s natural systems to start working again–allowing your body to heal itself.

Ozone therapy is easily and safely administered by a highly trained professional. There are inexpensive cheaply made ozone machines on the market but they come with the high risk of getting contaminated ozone and they have other safety issues. Medical grade ozone machines provide safe ozone. Ozone therapy for fibromyalgia can be administered rectally or through blood. A consultation is important to determine your customized, comprehensive fibromyalgia therapy program.


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Naturally Clear Arteries

Published on May 10, 2017 by

Heart disease is prevalent and a big concern for many people. Lifestyle modifications are important for keeping your arteries clear–not smoking, eating healthy whole foods, regular exercise, and minimizing stress. In addition, there are medical alternatives to traditional medications and surgeries that are felt to be effective for people who have heart disease and for those who wish to prevent heart disease.

Heart Isolated Inside Body

Two of these medical therapies are IV chelation and ozone therapy. They have both been around for quite a while. Chelation involves administering a chelating agent that pulls out heavy metals. It is believed that heavy metal deposition is possibly a part of atherosclerosis (“hardening of the arteries”). By getting a chelating agent IV(intravenous), your body is now able to properly eliminate these unwanted metals from your blood vessels along with removing them from other places in your body. The chelating agent binds to the heavy metals and enables the secretion of the unwanted metals in your urine and stool.

Ozone therapy involves taking about 75 to 150 ml of your blood and then adding ozone to your blood and reinfusing this ozonated blood into your body. Ozone is a highly active gas that has been seen to have numerous beneficial effects on your body. Essentially, the ozonated blood circulates throughout your body and activates your cells to heal.

People who have received this combination of chelation and ozonated blood have been observed to have less cardiac events than those who have not received this type of treatment. In fact, patients who have had a heart attack have been observed to have no further cardiac events when following the properly supervised protocol. (These are not expensive double blinded studies, this is based on years of observing patients by doctors who administer this type of treatment. It is difficult to get funding for the double blinded studies).

Ultimately lifestyle changes are the best defense against heart disease. Exercise regularly, eat a whole food diet, don’t smoke, minimize stress, keep your blood pressure controlled, etc all help you. IV chelation and ozone therapy gives you an additional way to help your arteries and heart.


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Pain Relief

Published on April 28, 2017 by

Janet (name changed for privacy) is a 61 year old woman who has suffered from right shoulder pain off and on for several years. She had tried chiropractic care, massage, physical therapy, and acupuncture. She still suffered from pain on a regular basis.

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In April of this year she got rearended in her car and this caused a flare up of her pain plus some new neck muscle pain. Janet came into my office 3 days after the accident had occurred. After a discussion on treatment options, she chose to have prolozone injections. The next day she sent me a message stating that “it was nothing short of a miracle”. She was pain free and was now able to function. She is not alone. She is among a large number of patients happy with the treatments.

Prolozone injections are a treatment option when treating pain. We are giving your cells what they need in order to heal–oxygen and nutrients. It can take one to five treatments to get the desired effect but some benefit is seen after just one treatment. Sometimes only one injection is needed but how many injections you require depends on your body.

Treatment is done in the office. There is some discomfort at the time of the injection but it goes away fairly quickly (within minutes). For those who suffer from pain it is the consensus that it is a small price to pay to reduce or eliminate your chronic pain.

Prolozone is effective for tendon inflammation, pain from tendon tears, arthritis, plantar fasciitis, muscle spasms, etc. Since steroids are not the focus of this treatment, it does not have the risks associated with steroid injections. If you have pain, prolozone injections offer you a more natural effective treatment option.


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