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Getting Rid of Toxic Weight & Breast Health Month

My latest blog on Some Tips to Releasing toxic, Stubborn Weight is now available online!

In this Blog:

1.       Naturopathic Philosophy Highlight Fun Fact: Breast Cancer Month or Breast Health Month-Dr. Christiane Northrup Explains

2.       Launch of Louise Hay and Cheryl Richardson's new Book, Create an Exceptional Life!

3.       Updated Link Resources on my homepage

4.      Radio For Your Body-Mind-Soul:

a.       Marcelle Pick Discusses Slow Burn Weight Loss

b.       Dr. Northrup Discusses How to Prevent Breast Problems

5.       Dr. Oz's Sharecare

Naturopathic Fun Fact:

Breast Health Month (Dr. Northrup)

When thinking about what to write you this month, I knew I wanted to remind you about thermography. It's a technology that picks up thermal changes in breast tissue. These thermal changes are the precursors for breast tissue anomalies that can become cancerous. Unlike a mammogram, a thermogram--a breast exam using thermography--isn't invasive. No one touches or flattens your breasts, and there is absolutely no radiation exposure. Since I've written about thermography extensively on my Web site, I strongly encourage you to read Best Breast Test and A Tale of Two Exams and become familiar with my favorite breast test.

One of the reasons I like thermography is it often gives you time to change your habits and improve the health of your breast tissue. That's because thermography can find potential problems years before a mammogram can detect cancerous cells. This shifts the focus from curing to preventing.

And, what does Dr. Northrup, leading holistic and integrative OBGYN in the USA suggest for breast health?

Among opening up to receiving, not wearing a bra to bed, supplements, respecting yourself, and exercising, Dr. Northrup explains a final and important emotional aspect to consider:

Finally, give yourself the gift of forgiveness. Imagine that your Higher Power, or spiritual self, is standing right in front of you. And she is the very embodiment of love and compassion. She reaches out, touches your head, and says, "I now forgive you for all the times you ate too much ice cream, got angry with your children, or didn't clean up. I forgive you for not keeping a promise to yourself or someone else. I forgive you for being human and for not being able to make everyone happy. I forgive you for ever doubting your worth. I forgive you for having needs and for needing other people to love you. I forgive you for trying to hide your pain behind a brave and stoic face."

What is Early Detection?

The most promising aspect of thermography is its ability to spot anomalies years before mammography. Using the same ten-year study data,2 researcher Dr. Getson adds, "Since thermal imaging detects changes at the cellular level, studies suggest that this test can detect activity eight to ten years before any other test. This makes it unique in that it affords us the opportunity to view changes before the actual formation of the tumor. Studies have shown that by the time a tumor has grown to sufficient size to be detectable by physical examination or mammography, it has in fact been growing for about seven years achieving more than twenty-five doublings of the malignant cell colony. At 90 days there are two cells, at one year there are 16 cells, and at five years there are 1,048,576 cells--an amount that is still undetectable by a mammogram. (At 8 years, there are almost 4 billion cells.)"

Want on to listen to Radio For Your Soul

Create an Exceptional Life


This month is Louise Hay's 85th birthday. Louise Hay founded HayHouse publishing and was the pioneer in the mind-body -thought medicine movement. She is a breast cancer survivor.

In her latest release, with Cheryl Richardson, Louise and Cheryl discuss simple tools on how to "create an exceptional life!"

Radio for Your Body-Mind-Soul


October 5, 201: Weigh it Out: Myths, Facts and Fiction about Maintaining a Healthy Weight.
Getting tired of all the contradicting advice on how to lose weight and keep it off? Tune in as Marcelle talks about the plethora of confusing information out there about weight loss! You've heard it all too!

October 6, 2011 How to Prevent Breast Problems
For the past three decades, mammography has been the gold standard for breast cancer screening. Unfortunately, mammograms require radiation and pick up too many cases of DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ). There's a better way. Join Dr. Northrup and her guest, Dr. Philip Getson, to learn how to create true breast health with thermography!

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About Dr. Sarah Lobisco

Dr. LoBisco has been in holistic healthcare for over 10 years. She became interested in holistic medicine when she was able to heal two herniated discs through nutrition, yoga, supplementation, and chiropractic. She has mentored with holistic practices throughout New York, Vermont, and Connecticut. In addition to her Naturopathic and Functional Medical training, Dr. LoBisco has extensive training in a variety of healing modalities, including therapeutic essential oils, nutraceuticals, herbs, whole food supplements, nutritional medicine, and mind-body therapies. She is a graduate of the accredited, four year post-graduate program in Naturopathic Medicine at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. This program includes clinical rotations and a demanding scientific curriculum in integrating conventional and natural medicine. Dr. LoBisco holds her license from the state of Vermont.

Dr. LoBisco has completed her postdoctoral training as a certified functional medicine practitioner. She is also certified in Applied Kinesiology and holds a BA in psychology from SUNY Geneseo. She has contributed as an item writer for the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE)and has several articles that have been published in the Naturopathic Doctor News and Review Digest (NDNR) and the Townsend Letter, both physician- based journals. Dr. LoBisco is also a hired speaker on integrative medical topics for medical professionals.

Dr. LoBisco currently incorporates her training in holistic medical practices and conventional medicine through writing, researching, private practice, and through her independent contracting work for companies regarding supplements, nutraceuticals, essential oils, and medical foods. She has a small, private wellness consultation practice through telephone and Skype. Dr. LoBisco also enjoys continuing to educate and empower her readers through her blogs and social media. Her new book, BreakFree Medicine, is now available on Amazon and through Barnes & Noble. Please inquire here for more specific information.

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