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Announcement: Welcome

Posted by on Dec 22, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We are a comprehensive acupuncture clinic that uniquely combines the ancient Chinese skills of acupuncture, the art of herbal medicine with modern anti-aging medical concepts. We endeavor to provide you, our client, the very best medicine both worlds have to offer.

Acupuncture and herbal medicine, known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) have been effective treatments for thousands of years. The ancient Chinese were original purveyors of anti-aging medicine. Herbal medicine was pursued by the ancients in hopes of finding the elixir of immortality, a pursuit that has continued into modern day.

Anti-aging medicine is a clinical specialty that is based on principles of sound and responsible health care that is consistent with those applied in other preventive health specialties.

Hundreds of scientific research studies clearly prove that modest interventions in diet, exercise and nutrition are beneficial and significantly impact healthy function in old-age.

We offer:

  • Proven and effective treatments for most medical conditions.
  • Needleless techniques.
  • Relaxing atmosphere.
  • Science based therapies.
  • Personalized treatments.

We use scientific knowledge gained through peer-reviewed research, combine it with anti-aging principals, acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine in a manner that brings healing and a sense of well-being to our clients. Welcome to our practice!

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Fast Jogging Is No More Beneficial Than Sitting On Your Tush

Posted by on Feb 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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I can already hear the cheers from the people in my Keto-Adaptation group gleefully exclaim they knew exercise was hazardous to one’s health, hence their reasoning for not doing it.  After all who in their right mind wants to intentionally exert themselves to the point of sweat? It is so much more enjoyable to sit around doing nothing.

Hold on to your hats while you are jumping for joy. Exercise is still beneficial! The good news is you don’t have to over do it to reap the benefits.

The study known as the Copenhagen City Heart Study concluded that exercise is beneficial up to a point. After that, it no more healthful than being sedentary.

” First, jogging even <1 h per week or 1 time per week is associated with significant mortality risk reduction compared with sedentary nonjoggers. Second, 1 to 2.4 h of jogging per week, with a frequency of 2 to 3 times per week, at a slow or average pace is most favorable as an optimal jogging time, frequency, and speed for reducing mortality. Third, higher jogging times (≥2.5 h per week), higher frequencies (>3 times per week), and faster paces are not associated with better survival compared with sedentary nonjoggers, suggesting a U-shaped association between jogging and mortality as well as loss of benefits with higher doses of jogging.”

Now that you know you don’t have to endlessly run like mouse on a wheel to reap the benefits of exercise… get up, take a leisurely jog a few times week. Your tush will thank you for it and you might even live longer!

References

Lee D, Lavie CJ, Vedanthan R. Optimal Dose of Running for Longevity: Is More Better or Worse?∗. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015;65(5):420-422. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2014.11.022.

 

 

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Are Carbohydrates Essential Nutrients?

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in Ketogenic Diet, lifestyle, nutrition, obesity | 0 comments

ARE CARBOHYDRATES ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS?

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“Various grains” by Peggy Greb, USDA ARS

If you have ever taken a nutrition course in school, you undoubtably learned about essential amino acids, essential vitamins, essential minerals and essential fatty acids. But… you never learned about essential carbohydrates! That’s because there aren’t any!

Some say we need carbohydrates, because they provide energy to the body. Yes, they provide energy, but we don’t need them for energy, we could use body fat instead. It’s true! If carbohydrates are totally removed from the diet, the body will use fat (dietary and body) as a primary fuel. Just think of the implications of that… yes:  fat loss.

nour·ish·ment (ˈnəriSHmənt/) – the food or other substances necessary for growth, health, and good condition.

Based upon the definition of nourishment, carbohydrates should promote growth, health and good condition. Since the standard American diet consists of 60% carbohydrates, 20% protein and 20% fat, it is the perfect diet to test the effects of carbohydrates on growth, health, and good condition.

Let’s take a detailed look at the above criteria using the standard American diet as the model for carbohydrates:

  1. Growth: According to government statistics, 30% of Americans are obese.  Therefore, carbohydrates satisfy the growth definition, since medically, obesity is a form of “growth.”
  2. Health: Using statistics, diabetes rates continue to rise and are up 9.3% in 2012. Diabetes is a carbohydrate disease (high blood sugar).  Therefore, carbohydrates fail to meet the criteria for health–at least in some persons.
  3. Good Condition: Many diseases have been associated with the high carbohydrate diet: cancer, heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s (now referred to as Type 3 Diabetes). Disease is the polar opposite of good condition and therefore, carbohydrates fail in the good condition category.

FOOD OR ADDICTIVE SUBSTANCE?

The adrenals glands are essential for energy. The hormones they secrete, cortisol and cortisone, give a natural high.  They also stop pain, raise the blood sugar level a little, and decrease inflammation in the body when functioning correctly.

The Problem With All Addictions: Food chemicals such as caffeine, alcohol, carbohydrates and milk chocolate are addictive because they influence body chemistry in ways that produce temporary feelings of well-being.  However, over-consumption (daily use) of any one of these can be taxing for the adrenals. This can lead to adrenal fatigue, unwanted weight gain, pre-diabetes, diabetes and other chronic illnesses.

Do you have a carbohydrate addiction? I have created an simple quiz for you to find out.

THE YEAST CONNECTION

Addictions lead to derangement of body chemistry. Chemical derangement combined with sugar consumption, often leads to chronic intestinal yeast infection or candidiasis Candida albicans.

Mineral deficiencies, for example: zinc deficiency, weaken normal immune responses and the adrenal glands. Copper, an essential nutrient and the body’s natural yeast killer, becomes unusable by the body.  A diet rich in sugar or starches feeds the yeast and encourages their overgrowth.

People with weakened immune systems get sick and take antibiotics.  antibiotics and many Other drugs, including birth-control pills and steroids may be additive factors that exacerbate yeast overgrowth and weaken body chemistry.

It has been well established that carbohydrates are strong addictive substances, but are not essential to the diet.  In fact, carbohydrates are implicated in many major diseases.

When carbohydrates are removed from the diet, adrenal fatigue, pain, pre-diabetes, and mental fatigue drastically improve or resolve completely.

Are you ready to lose your excess weight and break your carbohydrate addition? All of this can be done with the a Ketogenic Lifestyle. For your convenience, I offer both in office and online sessions

 

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