Be sure to check out my latest blog on Thriving through the Holidays!
Here’s an excerpt:
In the next few weeks, I’ll be sprinkling in my blogs more of what I learned at the IFM’s Advanced Practice Module on Detoxification. However, this week I’m aware that most have their vision more on dancing sugar plums and running out for last minute gifts than on the biotransformation of the high fructose corn syrup in fruit cake. (By the way, did you know that high fructose corn syrup contains MERCURY? Yikes!) Therefore, in keeping with the season, I have decided to present another holiday blog on how to modulate some of food transgressions and tips for dealing with the added stress that holidays can bring.
Read more here.
In This Holiday Newsletter:
1. Naturopathic Philosophy Highlight… Fun Facts:
a. A Bonus: A mini- blog on Treating the Cause of Disease
b. Nature’s Anti-inflammatory Foods- Include these foods in your holiday fare to decrease the effects of some of the holiday treats you may partake in!
a. Upcoming Essential Oils Workshops with Terry Quigley at the Healing Garden. Contact Terry at 518-831-9469
b. PATIENTS: Please review follow ups and cancellation policy on my website
c. Emma and I will be taking some time to be with family and loved ones this holiday season; therefore, the office will be closed from December 23rd-December 27th and again on December 30th. May you all have a beautiful holiday season filled with blessings and joy!
3. Radio For Your Body-Mind-Soul:
December 14, 2011 Intention Setting for 2012 with davidji
Why wait until January to set your intentions for the New Year? Today davidji will help you get ready for the wonderful opportunities that await you in 2012. It’s the perfect time to let go of any speed bumps, obstacles, and frustrations you’ve encountered in 2011 – and begin to plant your seeds of intention for the year to come. No matter what has happened in your life up until now, you are always capable of new choices that will allow you to experience more happiness, love, and genuine fulfillment. Join davidji for an inspiring hour of conversation, meditation, and insight – and call in with your questions about setting powerful intentions.
4. Book of the week: JUST IN TIME FOR XMAS-A PREVIEW OF THE POWER OF MID-LIFE & WOMEN!
Book of the week: The Wisdom of Menopause by Dr. Christian Northrup
Now completely revised, this groundbreaking classic draws on the current research and medical advances in women’s health, and includes:
All you need to know about perimenopause, and why it is critical to your well-being
Updated mammogram guidelines
Nurturing your brain: sleep, mood, memory
Hormone therapy and the options available
Midlife weight control
Sex and menopause: myths and reality
5. Don’t miss out:
a. My latest Blog: Thriving through the Holidays
b. Listen to my colleagues and other experts as they discuss solutions to menopausal issues on a show dedicated just for women in mid-life! Here is a link from my interview on 360menopause Radio Show on Panic Attacks and Menopause and a list of archived shows.
c. Check out my latest answer on Dr. Oz’s Sharecare. This week I focused on how to ensure that what you are putting in your mouth is GMO free.
d. View the Updated Link Resources on my homepage
Naturopathic Fun Facts:
Treating the Cause, not the Condition
I love what I do! I know that it’s a blessing in my life to wake up and feel grateful. I will be either heading to the office to be a guide in the therapeutic process of healing or to write/research and produce something that others can benefit from. For me, being in Arizona this past month really cemented in my psyche how my Naturopathic and Functional Medicine Practitioner colleagues are pioneers. It’s the forefront of medicine, it’s not just about speaking to my patients and treating what I believe to be off balance, but finding the matrix of all the factors that continue to trigger the process and removing what is not needed and giving what is. Dr. Hyman summarizes this:
Plus, just one CAUSE can create 10 or more different diseases.
For example, if you have the gene that causes celiac disease (an intolerance to gluten), it can show up as nearly 100 different diseases — from kidney failure to osteoporosis to iron deficiency to hypothyroidism to rheumatoid arthritis to psoriasis to chronic fatigue and so on.
Most doctors will prescribe the right drug for the kidney disease, osteoporosis, iron deficiency, or hypothyroidism.
But treating all those conditions individually doesn’t take the “tack” out of your foot — and the cause of your problems won’t be solved.
So if you’re taking a drug that just masks your symptoms but doesn’t treat the underlying problems, you may feel better for while — but the disease keeps progressing. It’s like having a broken ankle. If you take enough pain medication and produce enough adrenalin, you could run on that ankle — but the ankle won’t heal.
That’s how modern medicine treats disease! It’s been said that, “The greatest obstacle to discovering the shape of the earth, the continents, and the oceans was not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge.” The same can be said for medicine.
What we think we know about disease just isn’t working. That’s why we are at a crossroads, where the old ideas we have about disease and diagnosis become less meaningful as we understand more and more about the importance of individual differences in determining illness.
In fact, we are at a time in medicine where the old ideas are rapidly becoming obsolete. The new medicine says the world is round, while the old medicine says the world is flat. It’s clear where we’re headed. This a time when personalized medicine will replace medicine based on diagnosis and disease.
In fact, disease and diagnosis as we know it will soon be an obsolete concept — just like blood-letting or phrenology (the art of diagnosis based on the shape of your skull).
Source: Hyman, M. A New Era of Medicine Has Finally Arrived. dyhyman.com. December 17, 2011. http://drhyman.com/a-new-era-of-medicine-has-finally-arrived-3497/?utm_source=Publicaster&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=drhyman%20newsletter%20issue%20#46&utm_content=Read+more
So are you more of the moderation types? You want to partake in some “no-nos” but don’t want to feel lousy from the side effects. How about adding some of these foods as Nature’s Ibuprofen to your holiday fare? According to Dr. Hyman:
Common Anti-Inflammatory Foods are what I refer to as Nature’s Ibuprofen. The one’s that top the list are:
Organic berries and all fruits and vegetables because they contain various photochemicals like antioxidants (vitamins C, E, beta-carotene and various minerals), bioflavonoids (like quercitin, limonene, hesperidin), and fiber which is needed for daily elimination of waste and support the healthy balance of the micro flora of the digestive tract. Grown women should aim for at least 7 servings a day and men should get 9. A serving is between ½ – 1 cup. The more COLORS the better!
Herbs and spices are showing some very promising research in reducing inflammation and are a culinary delight! They add flavor and powerful anti-inflammatory punch to your dishes!
Turmeric (contains curcumin)
Source: Hyman, M. Nature’s IBU: Pain Relief from Within. drhyman.com. December 17, 2001. http://drhyman.com/natures-ibuprofen-pain-relief-from-within-32/?utm_source=Publicaster&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=drhyman%20newsletter%20issue%20#46&utm_content=Read+more