It's springtime once again, athough winter often felt like a perfect summer. This is one of the easiest times of the year to get into A Very Healthy Focus. We're often subjected to various forces that aim to lead us towards making unhealthy choices. This is especially true in the realm of selling, very unhealthy food.
My staff and I are dedicated to assisting you in keeping your focus on you and your health. Please let us know if there is anything more we can do to help you create and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
It's been 3 weeks now and my new hours seem to be working well.
One big advantage for you is that I am now in the clinic everyday!
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 8:00 - 1:00.
Tuesday and Thursday 2:00 - 6:00.
This new schedule also increases my total clinic hours.
If you are a man over 40 or a woman over 45 and you haven't had a Heart Scan, I strongly encourage you to discuss this with me. It can be a life saving test, and can also make a big difference in clarifying whether we need to be closely focused on this issue, or if your heart risk is low at this time.
The majority of my patients who have had this test are relieved to realize that in spite of a family history of heart disease, they are currently totally free of any hard plaque in the arteries of their heart!
Additionally, if you are over 40 and haven't had an Omega 3 Index Test, please be sure to have this test done. It is a simple test and quite possibly the most important heart health test there is. We carry then them at the clinic.
Here is a link to my more expanded articles on these tests
Meet Fructo Borate - Our Exciting New Product for those Over 40 with Persistent Joint Pain and/or Osteopenia or Osteoporosis.
I have tried Fructo Borate with select patients over the last few months and have seen encouraging results. With impressive research published, this relatively low cost, natural complex mimics nature and additionally has numerous hormonal benefits.
Fructo Borate delivers a very important mineral, boron, through the same process used in nature. We have known for some time that boron is important in bone health, however, the use of other boron products never realized great benefits. This patented form of boron is only available through a new professional supplement company I have started using called BioImmersion.
Some important facts: In areas of the world where boron dietary intakes were 1mg or less/day, the estimated incidence of arthritis ranged from 20% to 70%. On the other hand, in areas of the world where boron dietary intakes were between 3-10 mg, the estimated incidence of arthritis dropped to 0% to 10%.
In America, half of individuals over the age of 70 will suffer a bone fracture as a result of osteoporosis. This is not only a "woman's disease", as 20% of those affected are men. Over a million people will have a hip or spinal fracture each year due to osteoporisis. In the case of hip fractures, one-third of those patients die of complications within one year, and another third never return to independent living.
Boron is integral to the bio-chemical pathways involved in the production of new bone and numerous hormones, including vitamin D, DHEA, estrogen, and testosterone. A small human study showed that 60 days of boron supplementation increased Vitamin D-3 levels by 19.6%, DHEA-S by 56% and Free Testosterone by 29.5%. These results are impressive, considering boron is a simple mineral and not a specific component of any hormone. This suggests that boron is effective at improving the body's natural hormone production.
A second study, which is important to many people over 40, involved patients with varying degrees of osteoarthritis (OA), aka degenerative joint disease, whose symptoms included joint pain, stiffness and restricted motion.
The total effect of Fructo Borate in mild and moderate OA patients were (1) 62.5% had decreased or no pain after 4 weeks, with over 70% seeing results after 8 weeks (2) 87.5% had diminished or absent stiffness after 4 weeks (3) 71.4% had increased ranges of motion after 4 weeks, which improved to 77.7% at the 8 week mark.
In patients with severe OA, (1) 47.9% had their pain reduced or completely resolved at 4 weeks, with 64.5% at 8 weeks. (2) 50% had decreased or absent stiffness at 4 and 8 weeks (3) 50% experienced increased ranges of motion after 4 weeks, jumping to 62.5% after 8 weeks.
One nice aspect of this product is that the relief of arthritis-related symptoms begins in as little as 2 weeks, and reaches a peak within 8 weeks. Surprisingly, these results can be achieved with just 2 small capsules per day. Oftentimes the maintenance dose is just 1 pill per day. In the past, most of the premium joint support products I have used required many more pills and came at a greater expense. The benefit of Fructo Borate actually appears to happen primarily by decreasing the body's oxidation of the bones and cartilage in the joints.
One additional research project showed that men who ingested the highest amounts of Boron were 64% less likely to develop prostate cancer.
I really like this product for both it's results, it's improvement of critical hormonal levels, it's ease of use and low cost.
If you are interested in starting Fructo Borate, either make an appointment to see me or stop by and pick some up. Be sure to ask for the instructions on how to use it and how to follow up with me so we can determine your long-term dose.
Fructo Borate and Cleanse Products - our Products of the Month!
For those already taking Fructo Borate or those interested in trying it, we will have a 10% discount on this product from now until April 15th. That makes it $29.70.
For those ready to do a Spring Cleanse, we will be applying that same 10% discount for the same time period on all Opti-Cleanse and Bio-Cleanse products.
The Bad News is that each year more than 4 billion pounds of toxic chemicals are released into the environment! Unfortunately, every one of us has stored levels of these toxins in our bodies.
The breadth and quantity of the bio-chemical toxins in our bodies are relatively shocking. A short list of some of the common compounds found in ALL Americans include; lead, mercury, DDT (and many other pesticides), PCB's, and perchlorate (a toxic compound of rocket fuel). Literally, tens of thousands of man-made chemicals can be found in our bodies. Many of these originate in all types of household products. Chemicals from pesticides, the city water supply, plastics, flame-retardants, cigarette smoke, carpets, plywood glues, paints, exhaust fumes, plus the by-products that escape the factory smoke stacks.
In addition to the chemicals we breathe, eat or drink, there are many that are created in our bodies everyday, which are poisonous and need to be processed.
Of course we were so well designed that we have bio-chemical pathways for getting rid of these toxins. The problem is that the detoxification systems of our bodies can only do so much in a 24-hour period. When our bodies cannot process all the chemicals, due to either their quantity or complexity, or our own nutritional deficiencies, they are stored in different parts of our body, especially fat cells. Many of these chemicals have well documented disease risks. Most, if not all, of these chemicals can be found in each and every American
The Good News is that we have A Seasonal Solution to this problem; a 7 - 14 day cleanse (length of time varies depending on the individual). This cleanse will maximally facilitate your body's detoxification pathways, decreasing the toxic burden of chemicals. This is also an excellent way of interrupting any bad dietary habits that have developed over time, and for most people will result in some weight loss. It is also a great Time Saver! Breakfast and Lunch each take only 5 minutes from start to finish!
My Bio-Chemical Detoxification Cleanse, which I've been using with patients for 29 years now, is quite simple. In general, it involves replacing two meals a day with a drink that is specifically designed to cleanse the body of bio-chemical toxins, while at the same time serving as a meal. Your third meal is a feast of very healthy foods. Snacking between meals is fine and should include fresh fruits and raw veggies.
So, if you are ready to feel better and be cleaner and healthier, just call the clinic to set up an appointment and I will get you ready to start right away. By the way, a special benefit of doing The Cleanse is that it usually has a minimal cost and actually saves many people money, depending upon how much they spend on their breakfast and lunch.
" In the realm of ideas, everything depends on enthusiasm; in the real world, all rests on perseverance."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
With some of the recent international events occupying our news, it can be a great reminder of how fortunate we are to have freedom of choice and so many resources available to most of us. It's easy to forget how good we have it, how hard we work for it, and to fully respect and care for ourselves and others.
For me, this always begins with possibly the most important message ever shared with me by a very wise man, "Take care of yourself, so you can take care of others. Be good to yourself, so you can be good to others".