NOVEMBER 17-18, 2018 BEAT CANCER

Can you avoid cancer? I believe everyone has the ability to lessen their chances of being diagnosed with cancer. I think the lay person or the consumer needs to understand about inflammation, especially chronic inflammation. To prevent cancer, you must prevent chronic inflammation

If you could adopt a healthy dietary and exercise lifestyle you can start the process. Then add some natural anti-inflammatory compounds

Plant based medicine is an exciting field for the treatment of cancers as well as epigenetics. By definition epigenetics is the study of how our genes are expressed when exposed to certain stimuli. How the body decides to turn on and off certain genes. For example how the body turns on a tumor promoting genes

I would like to turn off tumor promoting genes and turn on tumor suppressing genes. It is important to understand less and less cancer is hereditary. Most of the cancers today are due to the environment.

Change what you eat, and what you drink . Change the place you live can help but sometimes impossible to run from the outside environment.

Until tomorrow…

NOVEMBER 16, 2018 HONEY AS A GIFT

A perfect gift in my opinion is always honey. It is everlasting and never goes bad. The tradition has gone way back to Egypt. In Greece and Russia honey is given as part of the church services.

When you give honey you are giving a nutritious gift full of vitamins. I feel it is an honor to give honey to an individual. I give it as I am sharing a heart warming gift from my bees to the individual.

If you need to give honey there are many beekeepers who sell their honey. My friend Frederique Keller, President of the American Apitherapy Society sells her honey Check out BeePharm Apitherapy. In NYC you can get your honey from President of the NYC Beekeepers Association, Andrew Cote. He sells his at the Union Square Market

You can buy from Forever Bee They have a nice selection. I do know the flavors from Forever Bee come from Spain and Sri Lanka

Remember this : RAW HONEY is a symbol of wealth, health and prosperity.

Until tomorrow…

NOVEMBER 14, 2018 POLY MVA

What is Poly MVA ? It is a lipoic acid mineral complex with trace minerals as molybdenum, rhodium ,vitamins as B1,B2, B12 and amino acids. It also contains N-acetyl cysteine and formyl methionine. It has been used to support and promote cellular energy production.

Other substances work synergistically or complementary with Poly MVA These others are CoEnzyme Q10, carnitine, D ribose and vitamin D, E , A and K.

Suggest this supplement to your naturopathic physician as it can improve energy . This was discussed in Dr LKee Know’s new book, The Mitochoindrial Theory of Aging. Dr Know is a naturopathic physician and best selling author. I would encourage all ND’s to read his new book.

Until tomorrow…

NOVEMBER 13, 2018 ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION

This is a problem that must NOT be ignored. Up to 10% of men younger than 40 suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED) and upwards of 60% of men by age 69.

Are you one of these men? Or do you know someone who does suffer from ED?

The common lifestyle measures associated with ED are smoking, alcohol, drug use, sleep disorders and obesity . As an integrative physician I use both conventional and natural treatments for ED.There are natural urologists - Dr Geo Espinosa and Dr Ralph Esposito. I know both very well and encourage you to see them if you have a problem.

I could easily prescribe Viagra and other agents, but most of the time I do not. I will use high dose citrulline ( precursor to arginine) as a vasodilator and the release of nitric oxide. Rhodiola has been studied for stress fatigue and ED and there were positive results. Withania ( also known as ashwagandha) was not superior to placebo in psychogenic ED. I might still use it with other herbs as epimedium or horney goat weed. These are more effective after months of use and gets better with long term use

Until tomorrow…

NOVEMBER 12, 2018 PROSTATE CANCER

As I teach Oncology at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine, I tend to write a lot about cancer. About 20 % of all prostate enlargement results in cancer. 80 % of these are slow growing. There are many factors that result in the incidence of prostate cancer.

We do know diets high in animal fats and refined sugars and lower fiber and vegetables have a higher incidence of prostate CA. Development of diabetes due to these bad changes inb dietary lifestyle are a high predictor as in many other cancers.

As with all cancers, the environment plays a variety of roles. Chemical toxin exposure is a high risk Industries with a higher risk include petrochemical, rubber and textile, yet pollution in cities should not be ignored.

A higher incidence has been reported in men exposed to cadmium if there men work with batteries. Do not forget that smoking cigarettes is a factor as cigarettes contain cadmium

Until tomorrow….

Copy of NOVEMBER 10-11, 2018 STRATEGIES TO LIMIT SUGAR

There are two epidemics : Obesity and Diabetes. Both are linked to added sugar in the American diet. Here are some healthy tips :

  1. Change your drinks from soda, sports energy drinks, sweet tea and even coffee to plain water ( not sparkled or carbonated water)

  2. Change sweets and cakes to nutrient nuts and seeds or even veggies and hummus

  3. Get rid of those ready to eat oatmeals and choose unsweetened cooked oatmeals

  4. If you have any yogurt, change to no added fruit but plain and add your fresh organic fruit ( especially berries)

  5. Change and swap out your bottled salad dressings for oil and lemon

    These are simple changes that you need to make

    Until tomorrow…

NOVEMBER 10-11, 2018 STRATEGIES TO LIMIT SUGAR

There are two epidemics : Obesity and Diabetes. Both are linked to added sugar in the American diet. Here are some healthy tips :

  1. Change your drinks from soda, sports energy drinks, sweet tea and even coffee to plain water ( not sparkled or carbonated water)

  2. Change sweets and cakes to nutrient nuts and seeds or even veggies and hummus

  3. Get rid of those ready to eat oatmeals and choose unsweetened cooked oatmeals

  4. If you have any yogurt, change to no added fruit but plain and add your fresh organic fruit ( especially berries)

  5. Change and swap out your bottled salad dressings for oil and lemon

    These are simple changes that you need to make

    Until tomorrow…

NOVEMBER 15, 2018 COFFEE

COFFEE is still one of the most popular consumed beverage in the United States., Some consume tea and some consume water. In the past coffee has had a bad rap but today things are different. There are studies citing the benefits of black coffee for prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Coffee has the ability to reduce vascular, digestive and kidney disease. The phytochemicals in coffee have anti inflammatory, anti oxidant and even anti cancer properties.

It has been show to increase one’s longevity and has now be called an anti aging superfood. It has been studied that one component in coffee is chlorogenic acid. It has been studied to reduced inflammation and reduce insulin resistance.

Until tomorrow…