The Path to Create Health In One Phone Call

dr-karen-relaxedYesterday I had a phone call which reminded me of why I chose the “road less traveled” in my career. (The path of creating health versus treating disease). Let me tell you about the call. I will not use names of course to protect confidentiality.

A young man had been experiencing significant daily pain for many years due to an autoimmune condition. When I heard his story, I knew that optimizing his nutrition could really support his health plan. His doctors had suggested the SCD Diet (Specific Carbohydrate Diet) which had helped him but was too restrictive to keep as a long term lifestyle. I was able to share with him my Clear the Way Detoxification Program.

I explained to him the role of the gut in our immune function and the need for the liver to be supported. I also described the role of Vitamin D in immune function and how optimizing his diet with a low glycemic, nutrient dense eating plan could help him.

He is committed to the Clear the Way Detoxification Program for three months.  I felt such gratitude to be able to help a person in need who has struggled to find solutions to his significant health challenge.

This is why I do what I do. Every day I am able to guide someone on their health journey. We need more voices communicating this message.

I have to give credit to Sanoviv Medical Institute for the opportunity to take groups on my  Health and Education Retreats. It is here that I have learned this functional approach to creating health.

If you feel at all interested in joining me on my next Health and Education Retreat, my next retreat begins on April 1, 2017. CLICK HERE for details.

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If a career path in wellness interests you, CLICK HERE to join me on a webinar on Thursday February 23 about Inspired Wealth – How to Create A Prosperous Wellness Business.

There is so much we can do to support a health -enhancing lifestyle! Let’s get busy!

 

Dietary Recommendations for Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that causes progressive deterioration of memory, thinking, language, and behavior. This gradual loss of brain function occurs over a period of time and has been associated with plaques and tangles in the brain as well as a variety of other causes including genetics, heavy metal toxicity, environmental pollutants (an inability of the body to effectively remove toxins) and oxidative stress. Since Alzheimer’s is a degenerative illness, management of one’s personal health is important. The recommendations below are intended to help reduce symptoms and possibly slow the progression of the disease.

Sanoviv Medical Institute offers amazing health guides with a functional medicine approach to different conditions and these guidelines are form Sanoviv.

Specific Dietary Recommendations

  • Since Alzheimer’s Disease may be associated with food sensitivities, try the Sanoviv Elimination diet which eliminates and helps to identify common food allergens.
  • Strictly avoid all artificial sweeteners (sucralose/Splenda, saccharin, aspartame) and food additives and preservatives (especially Monosodium Glutamate-MSG).
  • Avoid pesticides, herbicides, and chemicals by eating organic fruits and vegetables.
  • Eliminate alcohol and caffeine.
  • Eat 4-8 teaspoons of coconut oil daily. The medium chain triglycerides in this organic oil have been shown to help improve Alzheimer’s symptoms. Strictly avoid damaged fats and trans fats (deep fried foods, processed oils) as these may worsen symptoms. Your brain is made up of mostly fats. The right type of fat is beneficial to your brain and thought processes. The wrong type of fat may promote brain degeneration.
  • Drink green tea daily.

For more information about Sanoviv Health Guides go to www.Sanoviv.com or attend one of my Health and Education Retreats at Sanoviv. Learn more HERE

New Directions in Cancer Treatment – Hyperthermia

coaching for wellness professionalsHyperthermia (also called thermal therapy or thermotherapy) is a type of cancer treatment in which body tissue is exposed to high temperatures (up to 113°F).

How Does it Work?

Research has shown that high temperatures can damage and kill cancer cells, usually with minimal injury to normal tissues . By killing cancer cells and damaging proteins and structures within cells. Hyperthermia is under study in clinical trials (research studies with people) and is not widely available.

When Is It Used?

Hyperthermia is almost always used with other forms of cancer therapy, such as radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Hyperthermia may make some cancer cells more sensitive to radiation or harm other cancer cells that radiation cannot damage. When hyperthermia and radiation therapy are combined, they are often carefully timed. Hyperthermia can also enhance the effects of certain anticancer drugs.

Types of Hyperthermia

Sanoviv uses two different types of hyperthermia – whole body and Local

Whole-body hyperthermia is used to treat metastatic cancer that has spread throughout the body. This can be accomplished by several techniques that raise the body temperature to 107-108°F, including the use of thermal chambers (similar to large incubators).

Local hyperthermia where heat is applied to a small area, such as a tumor, using various techniques that deliver energy to heat the tumor. Different types of energy may be used to apply heat, including microwave, radiofrequency, and ultrasound. Depending on the tumor location, there are several approaches to local hyperthermia.

Many clinical trials are being conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of hyperthermia. Some trials continue to research hyperthermia in combination with other therapies for the treatment of different cancers. Other studies focus on improving hyperthermia techniques.

To learn more about clinical trials, call NCI’s Cancer Information Service (CIS) at 1–800–4–CANCER (1–800–422–6237)