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NATURAL MEDICINES FOR CORONAVIRUS

By |March 4th, 2020|acupuncture, Allergies & Autoimmune, Anxiety/Stress, Cancer, Chinese Medicine, Drugs, Environmental Health, Food as Medicine, Uncategorized|

The new Coronavirus (dubbed “COVID-19” or “nCoV-2019”) is likely the hottest topic of discussion around the world today. What I’m not hearing or seeing in the media is discussion and information about natural and holistic medicines and how we have viable protective and anti-viral options available right now! What I am seeing is the hype that scares everyone. This article will address several of the available herbs, foods, and more that can be found in your kitchen and at our clinic or other natural health stores.

As of Wednesday, March 4, 2020, […]

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Mission Impossible: Stories of Healing

By |October 4th, 2017|acupuncture, Allergies & Autoimmune, Cancer, Cardiovascular and Diabetes, Chinese Medicine, Chocolate, Food as Medicine, Intestinal Health, Pain, Uncategorized|

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE:  STORIES OF HEALING

Part 1 of 3:  Food as Medicine

 

Your body knows how to heal.  You evolved alongside plants, other creatures around and inside of you, and you require minerals from the earth to conduct complex biochemical processes.  Natural medicine is all around you.  What does your body need for best health?

 

This article series is designed to fire your imagination, broaden your horizons, and inspire hope to keep or retrieve your good health.   Perhaps this broader thinking can save you and others the headaches and even tragedies of becoming unnecessarily caught […]

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IS YOUR THYROID IN DISTRESS?

By |April 5th, 2017|acupuncture, Aging Gracefully, Allergies & Autoimmune, Anxiety/Stress, Food as Medicine, Uncategorized|

IS YOUR THYROID IN DISTRESS?

 

Over twenty-five percent (25%) of Americans have Hashimoto’s Disease, which triggers the immune system to attack the thyroid gland, sending the endocrine system into chaos. The inflammation (or chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis) caused by this attack on the thyroid will typically cause hypothyroidism (an under-active thyroid) and slow the production of thyroid hormone and essential body functions (i.e., metabolism).   You may not be at the full-blown disease state yet, but you may be experiencing early, unpleasant symptoms.

 

Are you female, between 30-50 years old?  The […]

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THE AUTOIMMUNE EPIDEMIC: EFFECTIVE, NATURAL TREATMENT

By |January 18th, 2017|Allergies & Autoimmune, Anxiety/Stress, Environmental Health, Fertility & Family, Uncategorized|

Part 1 (Part 2 next week!)

 

Dr. Martin will be sharing this topic Live on an Internet Broadcast,  Friday, August 24th at noon.   Click here to join the call and ask your questions!:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/whatsupswfl/2012/08/24/the-autoimmune-epidemic-effective-natural-remedies

 

What IS Autoimmune Disease?

It affects millions of Americans, and it’s becoming more and more widespread.  “It” goes by names like Multiple Sclerosis, Celiac’s Disease, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Psoriasis, Type 1 Diabetes, and more…

 

“It” is a disorder of the body’s immune system in which the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys its own body tissue–which it “believes” to be foreign.

 

There are many symptoms […]

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AUTOIMMUNITY: THE PERFECT STORM, Part 3

By |June 4th, 2015|Allergies & Autoimmune, Food as Medicine|

Food is Medicine

Part 3:   Natural Solutions to Treat and Reverse Autoimmune Disease

 

THE ROLE OF CHINESE MEDICINE

 

In Chinese Medicine, so-called auto-immune diseases are treated as misbehaving or weak immune systems, and as an Acupuncture Physician, I am trained to use specific acupuncture points to perform what is termed “Tonifying or Strengthening Defensive Qi”.   This treatment creates a boosting effect and helps the immune system behave more correctly.   For example, acupuncture frequently demonstrates immediate results in pain reduction in the joints….pain and inflammation which may be caused by an “auto-immune condition” […]

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AUTOIMMUNITY: THE PERFECT STORM, Part 1

By |April 2nd, 2015|Aging Gracefully, Allergies & Autoimmune, Cancer, Chinese Medicine, Chocolate, Environmental Health, Food as Medicine, Intestinal Health|

o-GUT-BACTERIA-facebookPart 1:  What’s Germinating in Your Gut?

The New Frontier in Medicine is the trillions of tiny microbes in our guts which determine everything from one’s propensity to gain and hold weight to how our brains function.  We hear and see evidence of this New Frontier all around us as science gains understanding of these tiny creatures and their direct links to our health.

 

In truth, we are more bacteria than we are human.  And they inhabit more than just our gut, but for our purposes now, we’ll stick with the gut.   And, […]

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