A supplement company doesn’t put all ingredients on their label. Why does this matter? A patient came in and I tested her for my products Camu and Melia as well as a couple of other products. She had those at home or so she thought. She had camu and neem, but different brands that I had tested her for. She called and said she had been taking them and they upset her stomach. She brought her supplements to me and, she was right, she tested bad to those supplements, but still tested good to mine. Same name, different brand, but was not effective for her. Another example: I had a child in my office with supplements that upset her stomach. I could not find any supplement in my office that would work for her. So I met her and her dad at the health food store and tested each brand of what I thought she needed. She only tested positive to one brand. I probably tested 10 or 12 different brands. The take home: it really matters what we take! Not all supplements are created equal!
Annoucement: I will be teaching a muscle testing class April 14 from 6-8. $25 per person. Call to get on my list. There is limited space! I’d love for you to come join us!!
Spring ushers in excitement because we know that we feel better when our days are filled with more natural light. The sun is very healing and nurturing. Doesn’t it feel fabulous? In Colorado, even in the winter, if we can stand in the sun, it feels good almost regardless of how cold it is. We are fortunate to have so many sunny days. No, we don’t want to get sun-burned, but a little sun every day does wonders for us in both mood and health. There are so many cancers that are turned off with a higher Vitamin D level in our blood. I’ve seen studies that talked about the amount of money that would be saved in health care if people just had enough Vitamin D. Sad isn’t it? And yes, we can get vitamin D from a pill, but it is best to get it the way God intended, and that is from the sun. So enjoy the sun a little every day. It is your friend!
I have THE BEST patients! I heard about the book, “Medical Medium,” from a patient and it is making the rounds quickly. I’m wondering, will this book change the trajectory of medicine? I don’t know. But it will change the trajectory of many patients, of that I am sure. As many of you know, I talk on and on about fungus, bacteria, virus, parasites—all the organisms as well as heavy metals. This man does too and gives an alternate perspective to people who suffer from mystery illness. He says medical science will validate his claims in about 30 years. I won’t steal his thunder. Read it for yourself! If you suffer from a mystery illness or lyme disease, diabetes, fibromyalgia, lupus, RA, or any autoimmune disease, please read this book and take from it what you can! Here is the link.
Spring is in the air!! It’s time to enjoy some outside activity. Just being outside improves mood. That is because nature gives off negative ions and they make us feel good. Remember how you feel by the ocean? That is the effect of negative ions. Taking a hike or even a walk invigorates you! Some of that effect comes from walking causing the blood to move and oxygenate all parts of the body, and part of the effect is from the negative ions. And, at least lately, at the same time we can get some vitamin D from the sun. Enjoy your time outdoors knowing that you are really doing your body and your mood a favor! Spending some time outdoors is a good way of loving yourself! There is nothing more healing than loving yourself!
The Framingham study is one of the most well know long term studies in nutrition and how food affects us. They found that people who ate the most saturated fat, the most cholesterol and the most calories weighed the least, were more physically active and had the lowest serum cholesterol levels. Is that what medicine has taught you? If you look back at the photos of times before 1950, everyone was slim. No one was taking cholesterol-lowering medications. Very few people had diabetes. You have to ask, are we going in the right direction?
Last week, the link I provided didn’t work well. If you didn’t see my video, go to youtube.com and search for my video. Have a great week!