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.


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!


Are You Pooping All Wrong?

GUT IMAGeSAre you pooping all wrong? Squatting is apparently the most  healthy way to poop. The modern toilet seat creates  a style of pooping which puts upward pressure on the rectum and creates the need to STRAIN in order to eliminate. Compare sitting on the toilet to a kinked garden hose: It just doesn’t work properly. In a squatting posture, the bend straightens out and defecation becomes easier.

I first discovered Squatty Potty at Sanoviv. Squatty Potty was on the Shark Tank in November, on Season 6. The company makes stools designed to aid in constipation, by enabling users to squat instead of sit while at the toilet. “We need to educate and inform the public that bathroom posture is extremely important for our health and that a simple change in posture can make the world of difference,” said Bobby Edwards, who appeared on the show with his mother and business partner, Judy.

They got a deal with Lori, who gave them $350,000 for 10 percent of their company. Edwards praised her involvement, saying she was instrumental in securing a great spot at Bed Bath & Beyond.

As far as his appearance on Shark Tank goes, at first, Squatty Potty met with resistance because it was bathroom-related. They were considered as a Season 5 contestant, but then were dropped, which made the hopeful entrepreneurs change their approach. “In our second auction tape we really nailed down that Squatty Potty as a health tool, a solution available to help people suffering from elimination issues and not just a novelty. We were told this helped us change their minds and allowed us to get on,” he explained.

This is the just the beginning for the growing company, who wants to “change the way America Poops, one stool at a time.” Although this may seem like a Herculean task, Edwards is confident that he can accomplish the goal. “We plan on making Squatty Potty a household name,” he said.

Squatty Potty Toilet Stool stores under your toilet when not in use and doesn’t take up extra space. You place both feet on the platform and your knees are pushed above your hips, creating a natural “squatting” position. It’s how people used to poop before the invention of the modern toilet, back when we were still doing our business in the woods.

New Directions in Cancer Treatment – Curcumin

SANOVIV 12I am attending a Physician Symposium at Sanoviv Medical Institute on Integrative Oncology and amazed at the advances in personalized cancer treatment. I will be sharing some of my insights to open the door of awareness of what is possible and perhaps help with questions to ask if you are seeking an integrative approach. One of the main topics has been  the powerful effect that highly concentrated curcumin can have as part of an integrative cancer treatment program.

Curcumin has many physiological properties that are: anti-inflammatory, anti oxidative, anti-angiogenic, pro-apoptotic and anti-proliferative.

  • It reduces systemic inflammation
  • It reduces systemic oxidation (free radicals)
  • Reduces insulin resistance
  • Effective in the treatment of depression
  • Reduces weight loss during chemotherapy and radiation therapy
  • Reduces gastrointestinal symptoms during chemotherapy and radiation therapy (i.e. nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and constipation)
  • Reduces memory and cognitive changes during chemotherapy
  • Reduces the risk of neutropenia (immune suppression) and infections during chemotherapy

Sanoviv’s curcumin is a high-potency herbal extract from the tropical plant Curcuma longa, a member of the ginger family. It contains powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. When taken orally, curcumin is not easily absorbed into the blood stream. However, when administered in high doses through a special IV preparation as they do at Sanoviv, it can effectively target and weaken cancer cells. IV Curcumin is a natural substance with very few side effects.

The Curcumin Cancer Program includes

Laboratory Testing


Microscopic Blood Analysis

Chest X-ray

Medical Consultations

Nutrition Assessment

Chiropractor Assessment

Fitness Assessment & Individual sessions

Psychology Consultation

Dental Evaluation

Ozone Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen

Whole Body Hyperthermia

IV Homeopathics

IV Hydration

IV High-Dose Nutrition (personalized formulas may include: amino acids, vitamins, minerals, trace elements, IV lipid solutions, etc.)

Major Autohemotherapy + UV

Bioenergetic therapies

Daily Meditations and Energy Medicine

Food Preparation & Juicing Classes

Fitness Classes

3 Weeks Accommodations, Oceanfront Room

All Meals (organic, free of gluten & dairy)

Laboratory Tests

Complete Blood Count

Blood Chemistry


Spa treatments may include

Swedish massage

Lymphatic massage

Reflexology massage

Seaweed body wrap

Fango body wrap

Craniosacral therapy

MRT and parafango

Thalassotherapy treatment

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