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20/Jun/2019

Stay refreshed and still keep your gut healthy this summer!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup berries (strawberries, blueberries and raspberries are great!)
  • 1 Orange (juiced)
  • 1 blood Orange (sliced)
  • 1 passion fruit (scrape out and save pulp)
  • handful of mint leaves (fresh)
  • 4 cups of plain, unflavored soda water, chilled
  • ice

Put all ingredients in a large jug, stir and serve! This is a great treat for summer!


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18/Jun/2019

Invisible Illness: When Doctors say there is “Nothing Wrong”

Why Invisible – What are they missing?

Western Medicine looks for visible damage and measurable issues. Thus, discovering an illness before it becomes measurable is not within the realm of mainstream medicine. Your physician might say you are healthy by taking standard tests, but leave you still feeling less than standard while a mysterious issue continues without being resolved.

So, you just don’t feel good. You’ve had every test the doctors can perform and they have found nothing! You’ve gone to specialists, had every scan imaginable, given up urine and blood, yet everything is “normal”. By now, the docs give you an anti-depressant medication and tell you to see a shrink!

Many times signs and symptoms do not become observable by conventional medicine until they cause damage. In order for them to find a diagnosis that damage must be available to measure. In other words, you are not sick until you are visibly sick!

In energy medicine, we can gain further insight into your health by observing subtle changes in the electromagnetic energy of the body. When western medicine fails, energy work becomes the only answer for many. In our practice we have seen this first hand.

Here is one of many testimonies that show, thinking outside-the-box is the best way for you to regain your health.

It is my belief that our health system has chosen to be selective and only see what they want to see (or only see what they have a pill to fix). This phenomenon was identified by Nobel prize-winning researchers, Drs. Daniel Simons and Christopher Chabris in 1999, when they coined the phrase “perceptual blindness” – failure to notice something significant and obvious. 

Here is an example of selective attention or perceptual blindness – take a minute to watch

The Gorilla in the Room

Did you see the gorilla? Most people don’t see it. Most doctors won’t see it either, especially those invisible ones in the body, because they are focusing on a specific thing and not looking at the whole person! They use standard methods of investigation and get the same information without looking further. They expect to find what they will find in their conventional tests and diagnostic tools and don’t look outside-the-box. Simon and Chabris even explain that experts are more prone to selective attention than those with less experience because they have predetermined expectations based on their experiences. They are not able to see the gorilla even when it beats its chest and tries to get their attention.

Let’s look at this from another direction, if you want to learn to identify a counterfeit $20 bill, you spend your time looking at real $20 bills. This is not how doctors learn. They spend their time looking at sick people rather than healthy ones. So, they don’t actually know what healthy looks like because they have spent their time looking at different counterfeits rather than the real deal. They simply do not look for every possible situation that the body reveals only the things they have experienced, which is sickness. This is why integrative medicine is so important. 

Integrative medicine looks at a person as a whole. We look for things others did not see or didn’t know to look for. We look for the gorillas! We look for subclinical illness (illness that still doesn’t show up on a conventional test). Most people come to our office as a last resort, when conventional medicine has failed! Subclinical illness goes mostly undetected by modern medicine because it doesn’t show up in standardized medical tests. However, most health issues begin in this unseen area way before they can be measured by western medical tests. We all carry subclinical forms of viruses and cancer cells, bacteria and parasites, but we live unaware of any symptoms. They can spread through households and populations without consideration from the medical world and are usually ignored. 

Many people are suffering from symptoms that are not connected clinically to infections and parasites. Many aches and pains are caused by an overgrowth of microorganisms in the body that doctors won’t even look at. The “gorilla” is there, but no one is paying attention. They throw antibiotics, pain killers, anti-inflammatories and never really find the underlying cause. Research is spent on finding new illnesses and creating new drugs rather than identifying underlying causes and providing education and treatments that improve those causes.

What happened to finding the cause?

There are medical journals and whole libraries filled with the discussion of microorganisms as the cause for most health conditions. For example, Lyme disease can cause arthritis and mental health issues, but according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), most people have a strong enough immune system to keep the virus at bay, so symptoms are not identified. Also, according to the CDC, the Epstein-Barr virus is strongly associated with cancer, yet they concur that the virus is worldwide and most people become infected sometime during their lives. They treat the information like it is not important. These are just a few subclinical infections that are not often considered when viewing dis-ease. Even the word subclinical can be interpreted as not having an actual health concern because the diagnostic tests can’t find or reveal them.

Most people suffer from mild issues that are “too mild” to be diagnosed or classified as a medical concern. Rather, blood tests give a range of “healthy” that identifies 95% of the population. Honestly, are 95% of the population of the United States “healthy” or are they just sub-clinically ill? Most of us suffer indefinitely with subclinical illness until it finally contributes to something clinically significant, like auto-immune disease or cancer! 

Assumption

We assume that each patient comes to our clinic with some subclinical infection, chemical toxicity or imbalance, structural issues or other factors that are partly responsible for their list of symptoms. We use bio-energetic feedback to find suggestions of subclinical issues. We look for invisible gorillas that western medicine doesn’t look for. We treat those invisible gorillas using neuro-biofeedback and energy field therapies that improve the immune system and fight the overgrowth of microorganisms that create the issues. It is my privilege and honor to help you get well naturally regardless of western medicine’s denial of the existence of many health issues.


18/Jun/2019

Kombucha Part 3

Before we jump into part 3 let’s learn a bit why Kombucha is so healthy for us…

What are the top reasons to drink Kombucha daily?

Detoxification: Probably the number one benefit of Kombucha is its ability to help the body produce many enzymes and beneficial bacterial acids it uses to aid the liver and kidneys in detoxifying your body. Glucaric acid has been shown in clinical studies to aid cancer patients such as Ronald Reagan who started drinking Kombucha regularly after his cancer diagnosis in 1987, he didn’t die until 2004 of old age.

Digestive and Gut health: Close behind detoxification is its ability to help the body maintain digestive health. Because it is fermented by a colony of probiotics (beneficial bacteria), Kombucha improves digestion and absorption of nutrients in your gut. Next time you feel like your body is not processing food correctly or suffer from digestive uncomfortableness, try Kombucha.

Increased Energy: Kombucha aids the body by forming iron during the fermenting process. It also contains a small amount of caffeine and B-Vitamins that energize the body. As the tea is fermented, iron is chelated from the tea, boosting blood hemoglobin, increasing oxygen supply to the cells and stimulates energy production at the cell level.

Immune Boost: Kombucha is a very strong natural antioxidant and helps manage free radicals. Scientific studies show that it contains DSL (D-saccharic acid-1, 4- lactone) that decreases oxidative stress and related immuno-suppression. It is believed that DSL and Vitamin C that the Kombucha contains help protect against cell damage, inflammation, tumors, and depression of the immune system. It also contains probiotics that support the absorption of nutrients and support the immune system.

Joint Health: Kombucha can help improve joint health by increasing healing and repair and helps with prevention. It contains high amounts of glucosamine which promotes hyaluronic acid production that preserves collagen, prevents pain and reduces skin wrinkles.

Weight Loss: Kombucha improves metabolism and limits fat accumulation according to one study in 2005. Although more studies are needed to confirm this data, it contains polyphenols and high acetic acid (like Apple Cider Vinegar) that help with weight loss.

Cancer Prevention: As discussed previously, Kombucha has been seen to prevent cancer and encourage recovery. One study found that glucaric acid found in Kombucha reduces cancer risk.

Kombucha, once impossible to find in the US, today is available at most grocery stores (especially natural health stores such as Trader Joe’s and Wholefoods) but watch the sugar content, many of them contain high amounts of sugar, so check the label and keep the sugar under 9grams. You can also get a SCOBY (the starter culture that begins the fermentation process) and make your own. It takes a little time each week, but it is inexpensive and a great way to ensure the best Kombucha.

So Let’s get into it!

Here is Part 3

How are you doing? Are you ready to start making Kombucha? Let me know in the comments!


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