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.
- 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!
ARE CARBOHYDRATES ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS?
“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:
- Growth: According to government statistics, 30% of Americans are obese. Therefore, carbohydrates satisfy the growth definition, since medically, obesity is a form of “growth.”
- 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.
- 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
With the 2015 New Year’s Eve just around the corner, there will undoubtably be many parties without a shortage of alcohol. For most people this means a few drinks with good friends and or loved ones who want to usher in the new year together. For others, a few drinks lower inhibitions leading them to go over-board and drink a few too many. Often this results in the need to sleep off the hang-over the next day. Yet for others, going over-board can lead to alcohol toxicity and poisoning. This can occur in all age groups including young children who finish off unattended alcoholic beverages.
Ethanol, chemical formula is CH2 CH3 OH, is a 2-carbon–chain alcohol. It is ubiquitous throughout the world and is a leading cause of morbidity across cultures. Ethanol is the most common psychoactive drug used by children and adolescents in the United States and is one of the most commonly abused drugs in the world.
Alcohol toxicity presents differently in different age groups. Intoxication in infants and toddlers is significantly different from that of adolescents and adults. Ethanol ingestion and intoxication can lead to very low blood sugar in infants and young children. Ethanol has a sedative effect and can cause central nervous system depression and lead to respiratory depression and low blood oxygen.
Young children often present to emergency rooms after drinking discarded alcoholic beverages left within their reach during and after parties or after ingesting a fluid that contains ethanol.
In older children and adolescents, ethanol intoxication causes CNS depression, leading to respiratory depression, but hypoglycemia is less common in this group.
Children and underage drinkers will often deny alcohol consumption, making diagnosis difficult.
If you have a young child who you suspect has drank alcohol, it is important to tell the emergency department to check their blood glucose.
Take the quiz below to knowledge on alcohol to see how much you actually know about the drug.