Monday, January 29, 2018

got milk? 8 Reasons to start Drinking Golden Milk and How to Make It

Having recently written about turmeric helping with weight loss I wanted to talk more about the health benefits of turmeric because there is so much more!  It was in that blog I talked about taking turmeric pills in order to have high doses of curcumin, which is the main anti-inflammatory ingredient in turmeric.  Turmeric can be used in cooking, especially Indian dishes.  It can easily be added to a healthy shake as well.  I wrote how it can be used in a health drink with apple cider vinegar here and now I am going to talk about its health benefits and making another delicious healthy drink called golden milk.  For all my nondairy drinkers out there, don't worry, you can use seed or nut milk as well.  My favorite way to make golden milk is with coconut milk.  But first, here are 8 reasons to start adding it in to your diet:
  1. Turmeric milk helps build immunity
  2. Helps sleep
  3. It is a good remedy for digestive problems.
  4. It supports the liver.
  5. Helps fight cancer
  6. Clarifies the skin.
  7. Gives relief from autoimmune diseases
  8. Good for fighting Alzheimer's disease
When adding it to your diet you need to know that adding black pepper to it helps turmeric become more bioavailable.  Which is another way of saying your body can absorb more turmeric if you add black pepper with it.  Drinking golden milk before bed can help sleep because turmeric reduces inflammation, lowers your blood sugar levels, helps your liver to detoxify, boosts your immune system and eases your digestive system – all of which help you to get to sleep faster, to sleep better, and to wake up feeling refreshed.

How do you make golden milk?
Serves 2

Ingredients

  • ½ cup warm water
  • 1 cup coconut milk (or any milk you prefer)
  • 2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp virgin coconut oil
  • ½ inch ginger knob, peeled and grated
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper or 2 black peppercorns, crushed
  • ½ tsp cinnamon powder
  • ½ tsp nutmeg powder
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder
  • *Optional 2 tsp raw organic honey or pure maple syrup for the vegan version

Preparation

  1. Whisk coconut milk, cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, honey, coconut oil, black pepper, and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan; bring to a low boil. Reduce heat and simmer until flavors have melded, about 10 minutes.
  2. Do Ahead. Golden milk can be made 5 days ahead and reheated.
Golden milk powder with the exact ratios of spice can be bought here at Wellbends.  Just add a teaspoon to simmering milk and you're done!

A great place to buy a golden milk latte with almost any type of milk you want is at Dr. Smood with the closest one to the office being on Lexington Ave at 47th St.  


              

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Why Smart Meters Aren't So Smart

Smart meters are a new technology that can read the amount of utilities such as electricity, natural gas, or water that you use and then send that information as an electronic signal back to the company. In the past, the data from the meters had to be read by a person but smart meters have now been used for a number of years in some developed countries, especially in parts of Europe. In recent years, they have been installed in some areas of the United States as well.

Concerns have been raised about the safety of smart meters because they give off the same kinds of radiofrequency (RF) waves as cell phones and Wi-Fi devices. But instead of just giving off a signal every now and then 'smart' meters give off random electronic signals because they are constantly talking to a central computer system. 'Smart' meters are typically installed outside the home, either in place of or as part of existing meters. How much RF energy that people are exposed to from the smart meter depends on how far they are from the smart meter antenna and how the smart meter sends its signal. The frequency and power of the RF waves given off by a smart meter are 'only' 2-millisecond spikes of RF and so the companies claim they are safe.  But it emissions are randomly assigned to a pattern of alternating frequencies—the pulses keep shifting which frequency they are using. At least 90% of the pulses are not your data, but the “mesh network” talking to itself—also known as network “chatter.”

The spiked pulses are like a strobe light.  Strobe lights also emit spiked pulses, about 1/2 millisecond each. The “smart” meter pulses can go off at a rate of 2 to 20 per second. Strobe lights are known to have neurological effects, and are not allowed to be sold if they strobe at a rate above 10 pulses per second. Some people cannot be around strobe lights, they set off visually triggered seizures. The “smart” meter RF emissions constitute an all-new, bizarre pattern, unlike the pattern of emissions from your cell phone or any other RF-emitting device. But the utility companies all claim low RF emissions because the calculations used to arrive at the low RF exposure numbers that most utilities published are arrived at by time-averaging. “Smart” meters have an unusual, unpredictable pattern of RF emissions, usually referred to as “pulses”—sudden high levels of RF followed by no emissions. Each pulse is about 2 milliseconds (2/1000th of a second) long.

By time averaging, they can bring down the total peak level that they claim the meters emit.  Yet if f you time-average the strong millisecond pulses of a strobe light, they “equal” a low-wattage light bulb continuously on; but no one would legitimately make such a claim. Strobe lights have distinct neurological effects in many people—headaches, dizziness, and for some- epileptic seizures and radiation effects have already been researched about here and include headaches, rashes, fatigue, mood swing, irritability and sleep disturbances. RF radiation is classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), as “possibly carcinogenic to humans.” Because RF radiation is a possible carcinogen, and smart meters give off RF radiation, it is possible that smart meters could increase cancer risk.  Here is a video showing a person's blood before and after exposure to a 'smart' meter done by a doctor I personally know and trust. 

The good news is that in some places where 'smart' meters are being installed, people have the choice to opt in or opt out of having them, but this isn’t an option everywhere.  To sign a petition to stop having them installed in NY sign here

Monday, January 15, 2018

Having Trouble Losing Weight? Learn About Weight Loss Resistance.

Have you every tried to lose weight and you are doing all the right things and the scale isn’t budging?  Or you have lost weight but now you have plateaued and working out harder isn’t making a difference? I have just read and researched this weekend about something called Weight Loss Resistance and it was like the light bulb going off in my head.  I couldn’t wait to sit down and write about it.  I do enjoy writing but usually I can wait so excitement has gotten the best of me!

I have helped people lose weight for over 11 years now and while most are successful there are the stubborn few that despite eating well, exercising and supporting their body with the right nutrition through whole food supplements that don’t lose weight like expected.  I have seen it take time due to the adrenals being burnt out.  In these situations the first step is to rebuild the adrenals so the body can then drop the weight.  To learn more read The Truth About Weight Loss.

But in Weight Loss Resistance the body has this underlining inflammation that needs to be addressed for the body to let go of the fat.  You still have to watch what you eat and exercise too. But overcoming Weight Loss Resistance makes those changes work like they’re supposed to. And it makes them stick too.

Once you kill your own Weight Loss Resistance, you’ll never struggle to lose weight again. You’ll never feel like your own body is against you.

 

Scientists gathered together a group of 16,616 men and non-pregnant women. They set out to conduct the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. In this experiment they found that overweight people had more of a certain destructive protein in their blood than the thinner people.

This was true for both men and women. And it was true for both young and old too. If one of the subjects was overweight or obese, they tested for higher levels of this harmful protein called C-Reactive Protein, or CRP for short. Excess CRP in the blood indicates one thing: low level systemic inflammation which you will see later doesn’t let the body lose weight. Often CRP is found in people with diseases like gout, arthritis, and lupus. Since these are inflammatory diseases, you’d expect elevated CRP levels. But it was a shock to find the same kind of low-level chronic inflammation in people who had no other issues than some extra weight!

Having this low-level chronic inflammation creates stress on the blood-brain barrier.  The barrier is there to let good things from the blood go in and keep bad stuff out.  The blood pumping through your body right now has nutrients in it. It has oxygen in it. And often it has toxins and bad bacteria too. That’s why we have a blood-brain barrier and it works really well unless you’re overweight! This is because CRP breaks down the blood-brain barrier slightly. It eats tiny holes in the barrier, allowing some of the bad stuff in.  In other words, elevated CRP causes a toxic brain.

Now these are small holes. But they’re big enough to let toxic bacteria get in and damage the brain.  It’s not like brain damage that ruins your memory or harms your thinking ability. But overtime, it’s just as harmful. This bad bacteria that leaks into your brain inflames a gland in the brain called the hypothalamus.  The hypothalamus connects the brain with the hormones by sending out hormone signals that control a variety of metabolic functions like the energy output of your body and nutrient metabolism.  But when your hypothalamus is inflamed, it doesn’t work so well. When it misfires it doesn’t get the signals from the body about how much leptin the body has which is the cause of Weight Loss Resistance.  Leptin is inside every one of our fat cells. The more fat cells we have, the more leptin we have. As we gain weight, our fat cells get bigger. And the bigger our fat cells the more leptin we produce then too. 

Leptin is supposed to signal your brain to put the brakes on your food intake. It’s the hormone that’s supposed to drive us to maintain a healthy weight. Except, as you’ve just learned, when the hypothalamus is inflamed, this pathway malfunctions.  It doesn’t see all the leptin. So, it puts your body in ‘starvation mode.’ And it instructs you to eat more food so you can produce more leptin. This malfunction explains why many overweight people don’t have an ‘off switch’ when it comes to eating and overeating becomes a problem.  Your body is caught in starvation mode, even when you’re clearly not starving.  And no matter how hard you try, your hypothalamus will always be working against you … thinking you’re starving … instructing you to eat more.

So how do we get the CRP level down to heal the blood brain barrier?  We heal this by getting rid of the inflammation.  There are a lot of reasons for inflammation in the body.  It could be our diet.  The most inflammatory foods are white refined sugar, coffee, and alcohol.  It could be heavy metals or chemicals that our body is having trouble detoxing.  It could be immune stressors in the body that the immune system can’t handle like bad bacteria, old viruses, fungus, mold or parasites.  This is why we muscle test for these things in the office.  The whole point of health in the office is to detox the body and with the right nutrition the body can heal.  So besides getting checked for what toxins you have, what is the right nutrition? 

Curcumin (which is found in turmeric spice) has been proven over and over again in clinical studies spanning more than 50 years to be a powerful anti-inflammatory.  In fact, it is the strongest anti-inflammatory I know and it’s been shown to be more powerful than many harmful medications that we take every day. But that doesn’t mean you should be rushing out to the grocery store to buy turmeric. If you’re going to sprinkle turmeric on your food or drink golden milk it will help but if you are going to take a turmeric supplement, you have to make sure it contains curcumin. And it should contain at least 60% curcumin.


So if you are having trouble losing weight at your next visit let’s test what toxins may be causing inflammation and then test curcumin and other natural anti-inflammatory supplements and reverse Weight Loss Resistance!

Monday, January 8, 2018

How to Reverse Radiation from being Harmful to Helpful Using this One Device

Many of us are aware of the ill effects of radiation on the body from xrays, microwaves, computers and cellphones.  Also called electromagnetic frequencies or EMFs, these waves of energy can cause headaches, rashes, fatigue, mood swing, irritability and sleep disturbances. The reason for such symptoms is because on a cellular level, the radiation can cause a “blow out “in your cells resulting in “holes” in the membranes causing inflammation. The higher the frequency, the greater the energy transmitted, the greater the damage. To read more on the damaging effects of emfs, click here.

So what do you do about something toxic that we use in our daily lives?  There are a lot of little things you can do to make big changes  such as use headphones when possible to keep the cell phone away from your head. Don't carry the cellphone in your pocket or on your body but instead in a bag or purse.  Don't sleep next to a charging cellphone. Use speaker phone instead of Bluetooth to reduce radiation emissions.  Earthing can give the body a boost and fight off radiation.  Earthing is walking bare foot in a park or on the beach to collect negative ions from the Earth to help balance out the excess positive ions that are in our body due to the radiation.  Purchasing a Himalayan salt lamp helps because it produces negative ions.   Unplug appliances and Wi-Fi when not in use.  I have seen these little changes make a big difference in people's lives but I wanted that one easy thing that could make all EMFs neutral and now I have found it!

I recently received the Lemurian Plug as a gift from a good friend of mine.  It is a small plastic box that you plug into any outlet in the house or apartment and it makes all the radiation that the house or apartment is giving off neutral!  When I went to the website about the Lemurian Plug I couldn't believe it.  I kept reading and reading and it truly sounded too good to be true!  Not only will this one thing neutralize your whole house but if you then plug your cell phone into another outlet in your house and let it charge up that frequency will then be transferred into your cell phone! Now you can use your cell phone to transmit the same healing frequency as the Lemurian Plug.  



I was skeptical at first but understood the physics behind it so I knew it could be possible. So the next thing I did was test it out.  Knowing that my cell phone always makes me go weak when muscle testing it, I plugged my phone in same room with the Lemurian Plug and then muscle tested myself with my phone again and I didn't go weak! That was enough proof for me that at least the Plug has enough power to neutralize my phone to no longer hinder my health and buy enough to sell at the office to make it easily available for my patients at $35 per plug.  

The website also says if you have pain or a sore shoulder, neck, knee, wrist (tunnel carpal), elbow, sprained ankle, knee, etc., plug an extension cord into an outlet and then gently wrap the extension cord around the area. (Don't cut off blood flow!) Each time you wrap the cord around, you intensify the strength. For example, 5 times around is 5 times the strength. The extension cord is picking up the frequency of the Plug through the outlet. Use this method 5 times or more and you may get some powerful relief. Do this near your bedtime for about half an hour. Then place your cell phone on the problem area with a bandage or wrap to secure it to the sore area and go to bed. People with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) put it on their chest.

Fortunately or unfortunately I don't have any pain to test this out so if you do and you try it please leave a comment and let me know of your experience.  How amazing it would be if it was true that EMFs that were once so harmful to us could actually be helpful!  

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Free Cronometer App


Track Your Nutrition for Better Health this Year!

There are a lot of different apps out there to track your lifestyle habits in order to help you reach your fitness goals. Downloading an app to put in data about what you are eating, how much exercise you are doing, recording sleep patterns and counting steps is easy but the question is what app is best.  I have not yet invested in a fitbit or other bracelets for the cost turns me off (but if you have and you have feedback please let me know) but I have tried a few free apps and find Cronometer to be the best.  
 

I find it very user friendly but it's also the third app I was trying so maybe part of it being user friendly was because I was already used to it with the other apps.  When logging in food it has over 50,000 foods already in a library that makes it easy to input what you are eating.  But instead of just keeping track of calories, protein, fats, and carbohydrates it also tracks over 60 nutrients so you also know how much potassium, iodine, vitamins A-Z you are getting.  If the app registers you are low on iodine it then will suggest foods such as seaweed, cranberries and yogurt and recipes to help you reach your ideal iodine level.  

It is important to track calories to know if you are eating enough or maybe too much.  It is also important to know where those calories are coming from because the average American tends to eat too many carbs and too little protein and/or fat.  But with this app recording the nutrients you are eating as well it can give insight to what you can eat more of from a medicinal point of view.  "Let food be thy medicine," Hippocrates said, and that is why we implement Standard Process whole food supplements when we develop clinically designed nutrition programs.  Standard Process is an organic farm and all the supplements are food based but with this new app nutrients can be pinpointed so you can balance out your nutrients on your own and not necessarily need more supplements to help an underlying health issue.  Knowledge is power and this app can definitely help!