Showing posts with label chinese herbs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label chinese herbs. Show all posts

Monday, June 2, 2014

Food as Medicine: Healing with Whole Foods, Herbs and Medicinal Mushrooms



This class will teach us how to use herbs, whole foods and medicinal mushrooms to build and balance our life-force energy, regenerate our internal organs, strengthen our immune system, and prevent disease. The topics covered will include: food cures for common ailments such as digestive and immune system disorders, respiratory and cardiovascular problems, allergies, pain management, etc.; the effects of food on mood and emotional well-being; the extraordinary health benefits of mushrooms such as Reishi, Shitake and Maitake (and recipes to prepare and use them); the importance of seasonal eating in Asian medical traditions; healthy weight loss; and longevity-promoting foods and detoxification. Drew will assess participants individually to help each of us design a personalized diet and herbal program.
A WEEKLY COURSE
(3 sessions) Thursdays, July 24–August 7, 8–10pm
14SHN58T  
Members: $105 / Nonmembers: $115 
Early Bird rate $95/$105 by May 29

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Is Inadequate Vitamin D Implicated in Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinson’s?



Is Inadequate Vitamin D Implicated in Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinson’s? (via PRWeb)
It has been known since 1922 that Vitamin D is vital for bone health. Dr. J G Moellendorf, DC, ND, LCP notes that recent research shows its importance in many other body functions. Vitamin D is a relatively safe and inexpensive treatment for fibromyalgia…

Monday, October 28, 2013

Oh Look Honey There Are Egg Whites In The Candy Corn They Must Be Good For You!




I despise candy corn. No reason. They never made me sick.  I do not eat them but the sight of them makes me crazy. I think my level of Dante's Inferno would be stuck in a room with Rush Limbaugh, a big screen TV showing fox news and a bowl of candy corn.

According to the National Confectioners Association, more than 35 million pounds (or nine billion pieces) of candy corn will be produced this year.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

INTRODUCTION TO ORIENTAL DIAGNOSIS



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Oriental diagnosis is an ancient medical art of reading the body to determine health.  The condition of the internal organs are apparent by looking at external features, such as the face, tongue eyes and ears. This class will provides a step-by-step introduction to the  methods of assessment, and diagnosis Oriental medicine. 

When you are able to diagnose, you are able to help friends, family and customers with valuable advice as you will be able to recognize which organ(s) may be imbalanced (hopefully) before it causes a problem.

**Saturday & Sunday: October 25 & 26**
**10AM - 4PM**
**1133 Bway between 25 & 26**
**Room: 1023**
**$175.00** ($!5 material fee)


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Students will gain a working familiarity with meridians and diagnostic points during a full day hands-on workshop on Sunday. Yin/Yang is the Way of heaven and earth, The fundamental principle of the myriad things, The father and mother of change and transformation, The root of inception and destruction – Su Wen, Yellow Emperor’s Classic.

THIS IS A MUST FOR ANY HEALING PRACTICE

  1. Increase Clinic Outcomes
  2. Get a Better Understanding of Your Clients Imbalances
  3. Determine if Your Treatments Are Working
  4. Be Able to Choose the Right Herbs or Foods for Your Clients Based on Their Pulse and Tongue
Saturday & Sunday: October 25 & 26
10AM - 4PM
1133 Bway between 25 & 26
Room: 1023
$175.00 ($15.00 material fee)

To Your Health; 
Professor Drew












Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Top Ten Supplements to Help Detoxify Your Body



DETOXIFICATION IS NOT FASTING!




  1. Fiber supports fecal excretion of toxins and the integrity of the intestinal barrier which decreases toxins burden. In addition fiber can directly bind some toxins thereby removing them before they enter the body and cause damage.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Why You Should Start Oil Pulling Today





Hello Everybody,
This is a great daily health practice.  Something I have been doing for the last 2 years.
Why You Should Start Oil Pulling Today.
 By Morgan Potts (see bio below)
Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic method for detox and rejuvenation. It’s a simple practice, with quite remarkable results. Many have heard of it, but never actually dove in to try it. It definitely has a mystical and exciting vibe around it, which made me eager to try. But what exactly is it? What does it do?

In a (coco)nut shell:

To oil pull, simply swish your choice of unrefined, high quality oil in your mouth; similar to the way you would use a mouthwash. My favorite is coconut oil. This can be done anywhere from five to 20 minutes. The process attracts and removes bacteria, toxins, and parasites that live in your mouth or lymph system, and also pulls congestion and mucus from your throat and loosens up your sinuses, which is amazing! With the help of your saliva, all these scary undesirables bind with the oil, ready to be disposed of. Pulling also helps re-mineralize your teeth and strengthen your gums by thoroughly cleansing the area. This sounds good, right? But how exactly do you do it?

Traditionally, oil pullers used virgin sesame oil. The reason I prefer to use raw coconut oil is because it has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and enzymatic properties. This provides the added benefit of killing any unwanted bacteria that may be residing in the mouth, while leaving behind healthy probiotic strains. A perfect exchange!

To start, scoop ½ to 1 full tablespoon of oil into the mouth; if it’s cold, allow the oil to melt. Now push, swirl, and pull the oil between your teeth, around your gums, and allow it to touch every part of your mouth except your throat. You don’t want the oil getting in contact with your throat because it’s now carrying somewhat toxic material. No gargling!

Have fun with it, though! Hum a little song, or practice deep breathing through your nose. Allow this to be a sacred time. Enjoy the feeling of cleansing, the relaxation with the absence of talking. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of smiling with a mouth full of oil. Something about it just feels so right!

Once your time pulling is over, spit into the trash or toilet, but never the sink — the oil could solidify and clog your drain. Now rinse your mouth out with clean water two or three times. Finally, drink a glass of water and relax. You should be feeling fresh and rejuvenated.

Why You Should Start Oil Pulling Today
February 27, 2013 4:09 PM ES popular reason for oil pulling is to find relief from congestion in the sinuses and throat. It is unbelievable how quickly this happens! Immediately after rinsing, you will find yourself blowing your nose and clearing your throat. I have worked with people struggling with chronic sinus congestion who experienced relief unlike anything else, after oil pulling only once! Their condition improved and the congestion eventually went away completely.

I began pulling to benefit my gums and teeth, which used to be extremely sensitive. My gums strengthened, and teeth became much whiter! It also proved to be beneficial to my skin, which cleared up dramatically, and became bright and almost glowing. Swishing with coconut oil has also proven to be beneficial to those with skin disorders such as psoriasis, and is great for anyone who wants to detox and begin taking better care of their immune system.

Oil pulling can be done at any time of the day, but for a more thorough detox, its best to do this in the morning, before eating or drinking. If you are having a hard time fitting oil pulling into your routine, I’ve found a nice time to do this is while in the shower. This way, you aren’t counting the clock until the minutes are up; simply spit when your shower is done.

I hope you enjoy this healing, divine and sensual experience as much as I do. Love the oil. Love the process. Happy pulling.

Morgan Potts is a certified holistic health nutrition coach living in Rochester, NY. She is passionate about nutrition, its impact on happiness, and effect on the mind. Eating meals rich in unprocessed, whole and nutritious foods has renewed her life with feelings of health, vibrance and energy. With a specific focus on balance, conquering anxiety, and living with mindfulness, she teaches us to really slow down and experience life. 
Morgan received her training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York, where she learned traditional nutrition philosophies and lifestyles. She works both locally, and over the phone with people from around the world. If you are interested in working with Morgan, talk with her today!


 Price List
Extra Virgin Organic Cold Pressed Coconut Oil

5 gal $189 - WE HAVE STOCK! PLEASE CALL! 
Two 30oz jars $37.98
One 30oz jar $21.00 

$13.90 per jar for 120 (30oz – 12 cases)

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Organic Grape Seed Flour - Gluten Free


Uses and Benefits of Grape Seed Flour

From cooks to health fanatics, adding grape seed flour to your diet will not only bring some great taste and excitement, but will supplement your life with an enrichment of antioxidants far beyond that of some of the most healthy fruits. Grape seed flour is known for its great taste, being part of a gluten-free diet, and can be added to almost every meal of the day including desert! Straight from the best vineyards of Europe, Nature's Approved is adding grape seed flour to its list of foods it considers essential to a healthy way of living.
The Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity or ORAC table measures a foods antioxidant capacity.
Grape Seed Flour contains specific antioxidants that are the up and coming rave of health fanatics everywhere - OPC's. With the reported ability to increase energy, brain activity, and aid in the healing of inflammation, cardiovascular disease, and a slew of other benefits, OPC's could potentially be the key to a long and healthy life.
Grape Seed Flour 100 grams 55,000
Raw unprocessed Cocoa bean 100 grams 28,000
Chokeberry 100 grams 16,062
Small Red Bean 100 grams dried beans 12,148
Red kidney bean 100 grams dried beans 11,733
Prune 100 grams 6,416
Wild blueberry 100 grams 5,941
Raspberry 100 grams 5.331
Strawberry 100 grams 5,225
Black plum 100 grams 4,844
Plum 100 grams 4,118
Blueberry 100 grams (cultivated berries) 3,968
Cranberry 100 grams (whole berries) 3,952
Blackberry 100 grams (cultivated berries) 3,388
Red Delicious apple 100 grams 3,245
Pomegranate 100 grams 2,860
Granny Smith apple 100 grams 2,832
Gala apple 100 grams 2,146
pancakes

Try the BEST Pancakes You Will Ever Eat in Your Life!

Take your oun favorite or pre-perpared pancale recipe.
Divide some of the mix into two batches.
Add 4% (one in 25) of the weight to one batch in Nature's Approved Grape Seed Flour
Mix Thoroughly
Prepare pancakes from each batch
You'll find the Nature's Approved Grape Seed Flour pancakes vastly better tasting, more satisfying and healthier
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If you're looking for a healthy and gluten free flour
Nature's Apprived Organic Grape Seed Flour is the answer;
55,000 ORAC value - 23x higher than blueberries
It is certified gluten-free and organic.
Loaded with antioxidants
High in calicum, iron and fiber


Monday, December 31, 2012

Inflammation and Heart Disease

WORLD RENOWNED HEART SURGEON SPEAKS OUT ON WHAT REALLY CAUSES HEART DISEASE

We physicians with all our training, knowledge and au...thority often
acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I freely admit to being wrong. As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience and having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries, today is my day to right the wrong with medical and scientific fact.

I trained for many years with other prominent physicians labeled “opinion makers.” Bombarded with scientific literature, continually attending education seminars, we opinion makers insisted heart disease resulted from the simple fact of elevated blood cholesterol.

The only accepted therapy was prescribing medications to lower cholesterol and a diet that severely restricted fat intake. The latter of course we insisted would lower cholesterol and heart disease. Deviations from these recommendations were considered heresy and could quite possibly result in malpractice.

It Is Not Working!
These recommendations are no longer scientifically or morally defensible. The discovery a few years ago that inflammation in the artery wall is the real cause of heart disease is slowly leading to a paradigm shift in how heart disease and other chronic ailments will be treated.

The long-established dietary recommendations have created epidemics of obesity and diabetes, the consequences of which dwarf any historical plague in terms of mortality, human suffering and dire economic consequences.

Despite the fact that 25% of the population takes expensive statin medications and despite the fact we have reduced the fat content of our diets, more Americans will die this year of heart disease than ever before.

Statistics from the American Heart Association show that 75 million Americans currently suffer from heart disease, 20 million have diabetes and 57 million have pre-diabetes. These disorders are affecting younger and younger people in greater numbers every year.

Simply stated, without inflammation being present in the body, there is no way that cholesterol would accumulate in the wall of the blood vessel and cause heart disease and strokes. Without inflammation, cholesterol would move freely throughout the body as nature intended. It is inflammation that causes cholesterol to become trapped.

Inflammation is not complicated — it is quite simply your body’s natural defense to a foreign invader such as a bacteria, toxin or virus. The cycle of inflammation is perfect in how it protects your body from these bacterial and viral invaders. However, if we chronically expose the body to injury by toxins or foods the human body was never designed to process, a condition occurs called chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation is just as harmful as acute inflammation is beneficial.

What thoughtful person would willfully expose himself repeatedly to foods or other substances that are known to cause injury to the body? Well, smokers perhaps, but at least they made that choice willfully.

The rest of us have simply followed the recommended mainstream diet that is low in fat and high in polyunsaturated fats and carbohydrates, not knowing we were causing repeated injury to our blood vessels. This repeated injury creates chronic inflammation leading to heart disease, stroke, diabetes and obesity.

Let me repeat that: The injury and inflammation in our blood vessels is caused by the low fat diet recommended for years by mainstream medicine.

What are the biggest culprits of chronic inflammation? Quite simply, they are the overload of simple, highly processed carbohydrates (sugar, flour and all the products made from them) and the excess consumption of omega-6 vegetable oils like soybean, corn and sunflower that are found in many processed foods.

Take a moment to visualize rubbing a stiff brush repeatedly over soft skin until it becomes quite red and nearly bleeding. You kept this up several times a day, every day for five years. If you could tolerate this painful brushing, you would have a bleeding, swollen infected area that became worse with each repeated injury. This is a good way to visualize the inflammatory process that could be going on in your body right now.

Regardless of where the inflammatory process occurs, externally or internally, it is the same. I have peered inside thousands upon thousands of arteries. A diseased artery looks as if someone took a brush and scrubbed repeatedly against its wall. Several times a day, every day, the foods we eat create small injuries compounding into more injuries, causing the body to respond continuously and appropriately with inflammation.

While we savor the tantalizing taste of a sweet roll, our bodies respond alarmingly as if a foreign invader arrived declaring war. Foods loaded with sugars and simple carbohydrates, or processed with omega-6 oils for long shelf life have been the mainstay of the American diet for six decades. These foods have been slowly poisoning everyone.

How does eating a simple sweet roll create a cascade of inflammation to make you sick?

Imagine spilling syrup on your keyboard and you have a visual of what occurs inside the cell. When we consume simple carbohydrates such as sugar, blood sugar rises rapidly. In response, your pancreas secretes insulin whose primary purpose is to drive sugar into each cell where it is stored for energy. If the cell is full and does not need glucose, it is rejected to avoid extra sugar gumming up the works.

When your full cells reject the extra glucose, blood sugar rises producing more insulin and the glucose converts to stored fat.
What does all this have to do with inflammation? Blood sugar is controlled in a very narrow range. Extra sugar molecules attach to a variety of proteins that in turn injure the blood vessel wall. This repeated injury to the blood vessel wall sets off inflammation. When you spike your blood sugar level several times a day, every day, it is exactly like taking sandpaper to the inside of your delicate blood vessels.

While you may not be able to see it, rest assured it is there. I saw it in over 5,000 surgical patients spanning 25 years who all shared one common denominator — inflammation in their arteries.
Let’s get back to the sweet roll. That innocent looking goody not only contains sugars, it is baked in one of many omega-6 oils such as soybean. Chips and fries are soaked in soybean oil; processed foods are manufactured with omega-6 oils for longer shelf life. While omega-6’s are essential -they are part of every cell membrane controlling what goes in and out of the cell – they must be in the correct balance with omega-3’s.

If the balance shifts by consuming excessive omega-6, the cell membrane produces chemicals called cytokines that directly cause inflammation.

Today’s mainstream American diet has produced an extreme imbalance of these two fats. The ratio of imbalance ranges from 15:1 to as high as 30:1 in favor of omega-6. That’s a tremendous amount of cytokines causing inflammation. In today’s food environment, a 3:1 ratio would be optimal and healthy.

To make matters worse, the excess weight you are carrying from eating these foods creates overloaded fat cells that pour out large quantities of pro-inflammatory chemicals that add to the injury caused by having high blood sugar. The process that began with a sweet roll turns into a vicious cycle over time that creates heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and finally, Alzheimer’s disease, as the inflammatory process continues unabated.

There is no escaping the fact that the more we consume prepared and processed foods, the more we trip the inflammation switch little by little each day. The human body cannot process, nor was it designed to consume, foods packed with sugars and soaked in omega-6 oils.

There is but one answer to quieting inflammation, and that is returning to foods closer to their natural state. To build muscle, eat more protein. Choose carbohydrates that are very complex such as colorful fruits and vegetables. Cut down on or eliminate inflammation- causing omega-6 fats like corn and soybean oil and the processed foods that are made from them.

One tablespoon of corn oil contains 7,280 mg of omega-6; soybean contains 6,940 mg. Instead, use olive oil or butter from grass-fed beef.

Animal fats contain less than 20% omega-6 and are much less likely to cause inflammation than the supposedly healthy oils labeled polyunsaturated. Forget the “science” that has been drummed into your head for decades. The science that saturated fat alone causes heart disease is non-existent. The science that saturated fat raises blood cholesterol is also very weak. Since we now know that cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease, the concern about saturated fat is even more absurd today.

The cholesterol theory led to the no-fat, low-fat recommendations that in turn created the very foods now causing an epidemic of inflammation. Mainstream medicine made a terrible mistake when it advised people to avoid saturated fat in favor of foods high in omega-6 fats. We now have an epidemic of arterial inflammation leading to heart disease and other silent killers.

What you can do is choose whole foods your grandmother served and not those your mom turned to as grocery store aisles filled with manufactured foods. By eliminating inflammatory foods and adding essential nutrients from fresh unprocessed food, you will reverse years of damage in your arteries and throughout your body from consuming the typical American diet.

Dr. Dwight Lundell is the past Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at Banner Heart Hospital , Mesa , AZ. His private practice, Cardiac Care Center was in Mesa, AZ. Recently Dr. Lundell left surgery to focus on the nutritional treatment of heart disease. He is the founder of Healthy Humans Foundation that promotes human health with a focus on helping large corporations promote wellness.

 To Your Health

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

What Are the Best Ways to Heal Your Digestive System?

Golden Monkey Loose-Leaf Black Tea

What Are the Best Ways to Heal Your Digestive System?


1. Add food into your diet that can help manage pathogens such as parasites and fungus.  Herbs such as ginger, garlic, fennel, thyme, and oregano all contain anti-parasite and anti-fungal properties.  If you have acid reflux makes sure you’re tested for H.pylori.  H-pylori is a bacterial that is responsible for the majority of the symptoms associated with acid reflux.


2. Enhance your digestive system with digestive enzymes.  We need enzymes such as lipase, protease, and lactase to facilitate the digestion of fats, protein and sugar.  You can purchase a digestive enzyme supplement from the health food store which can be taken at every meal.  If you want to go the herbal route try Sweetish Bitters. Sweetish Bitters is a time tested herbal remedy which contains the herb gentian root, it is commonly used before and after meals to reduce gas and bloating.

3. Begin Taking Probiotics (acidophilus).  Acidophilus supplies your body with good bacteria to fight off the bad bacteria.  Numerous studies have shown that daily supplementation with acidophilus will enhance the immune response not just for colds and flu but also for allergies and digestive disorders.  We need good bacteria to digest our food.  Always take acidophilus away from food – trust me.

4. Green Tea has been shown to help facilitate the growth of friendly bacterial and prevent tooth decay.  Have a cup or two per day of this powerful antioxidant.

5.       Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice (DGL) , Glycyrrhetinic acid is removed to avoid possible side effects (hypertension, cardiac dysfunction).  Several studies have found DGL to be equal or superior to Tagamet, Zantac or antacids in treatment of gastric or duodenal ulcer. DGL apparently inhibits H. pylori. DGL promotes natural mucosal protective factors.

6.       L-Glutamine facilitates new growth of the intestinal cells to support the healing process of the G.I. tract. Glutamine plays a key role in the metabolism, structure & function of the entire gastrointestinal tract. It is the primary energy source for the cells that line your intestines & is essential to keeping them healthy.
 


If you have any questions...Ask Professor Drew.