Integrative Health Blog

Colon Cancer Screening

Posted by on Mon, Mar 19, 2018

According to the CDC, among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Every year, about 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from it. (1)

Early detection is the best means of increasing the survival rate of colorectal cancers.

Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests

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8 Steps to Keep Your Colon Healthy

Posted by on Wed, Mar 14, 2018

It is never too late to start caring for one of the most important organs of elimination of your body, the colon.

The colon is one of the five major organs of elimination. Its main function is to rid your body of the leftover waste your body no longer needs.  If your colon isn’t working the way it should, you may experience problems such as constipation, bloating, gas, brain fog, stomachache, and overall lack of wellness. As part of the gastrointestinal system, healthy bacteria in the gut is key to a strong immune system, and to maintain health. 

So how do we keep a healthy balance of good bacteria in the gut?

 

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Tags: gut, colon hydrotherapy

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Posted by on Mon, Mar 12, 2018

Someone recently asked me about "medical" acupuncture vs. "regular" acupuncture.

To be honest, I have no idea where the idea of spa, medical or other acupuncture comes from, but I do know it can be an effective treatment.

Acupuncture as a System of Healing 

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The Dangers of Heavy Metals in Food

Posted by on Wed, Mar 07, 2018

I had the opportunity recently to listen to a speech from a futurist. A futurist studies trends and makes predictions about the future. Some of his predictions were positive. He predicts less pollution, cleaner water and fewer chemicals, toxins and heavy metals in fish and plants. So, until that time comes, should we worry?

You bet.

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Tags: heavy metal detoxification

Holistic Dentistry and Heart Disease

Posted by on Fri, Feb 23, 2018

Heart disease is the #1 killer in the United States. Cardiovascular disease, or CVD, accounts for one in three deaths in the United States. It is a multi-factorial disease and there are many risk factors which contribute to heart disease including obesity, high blood pressure, smoking, lack of exercise, genetics, periodontal disease and other dental issues.

Biological dentists are conventionally trained and holistically oriented – and the dentists at NIHA assess the mouth in such a way that considers the condition of the mouth as it relates to the overall health of the body and disease prevention, such as diabetes and heart disease. Early signs of gum inflammation may be risk factor for these diseases. 

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Tags: heart disease, holistic dentistry

What to Consider Before Taking New Prescriptions

Posted by on Wed, Feb 14, 2018

In my over 30 years of practice as a holistic doctor, I have seen both types of patients. Those who arrive to my office with bags full of prescribed medications, and those who arrive with a suitcase full of “natural supplements.” (I’ve even seen fellow doctors do this.) What is wrong with this picture?

Sometimes well intentioned doctors prescribe their patients a medication without reviewing what she or he has already been prescribed by another doctor, or sometimes patients neglect to mention a medication or supplement. When that happens, the new prescribed medication may dangerously interact with another the patient has already taken. Hospitalizations due to untoward effects of correctly prescribed medications range from 1.5 to 2.7 million cases per year. The death rate from the consumption of prescribed medications in the USA is estimated to be five times that of the rate for opioid abuse.

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Tags: functional medicine, prescription drugs

How Does HCG Work for Weight Loss?

Posted by on Tue, Feb 06, 2018

The HCG Weight loss program is a natural, sustainable and most importantly, an effective option istock_weightloss.jpgthat has revolutionized the way to lose weight.

How Does HCG for Weight Loss Work?
HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, a hormone that occurs naturally in the body. HCG is often referred to as the "pregnancy" hormone, as it is secreted in very large quantities during pregnancy to help support the growth of a fetus. It has been approved and safely used for many years in high dose amounts when treating fertility issues.

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Tags: weight loss

The Epigenetic Language of Food

Posted by on Wed, Jan 31, 2018

When you eat a vegetable or animal, your body is listening to the epigenetic messages of its life, which are shaped by where it was raised and how it lived. Your body uses this information for its own health. This is one of the many reasons why the food you eat is so important. Every living organism contains epigenetic messages.

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Feeling Heavy After the Holidays? How Colon Hydrotherapy Can Help

Posted by on Wed, Jan 10, 2018

Many of my clients are surprised to learn that within the human body, there exists a series of organs that when stretched out, measure longer than a car!

Indeed, 30 feet of gastrointestinal (GI) tract runs through every adult. Every time you eat food, it goes through the tract, starting at the esophagus and then moving through the stomach, intestines, and colon, before it exits the body. The tract serves as the processor for all that you eat and drink-both the good AND the bad.

When we partake in some well-deserved overindulgence, toxins from bad food, beverages, and other consumables may accumulate in our digestive system and cause all sorts of discomfort. Digestive issues are common in this day and age and almost everybody is liable to feel them at one point or another. That’s where colon hydrotherapy can help!

Why Colon Hydrotherapy  (video!)

 

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Tags: detoxification, colon hydrotherapy

Mindfulness, Meditation and Cancer

Posted by on Tue, Dec 05, 2017

Join us for the webinar:

Mindfulness, Meditation and Cancer

Date: Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017

Time: 8:00-9:00 pm 

Presenter: Dr. Gant

 

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Mindfulness-based therapies have been shown clinically to improve immunity and outcomes for various conditions such as cancer. At the very least, extricating the mind from a preoccupation with the past and future can provide significant benefits for sleep, mood and autonomic arousal. Fear and anxiety impairs the immune system's response to infections and cancer, and mindfulness can help to ground the mind in the present. 

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Tags: cancer