I found a really good article on Himalayan salt lamps. The author did a thorough job explaining the benefits, so I wanted to pass it on to you!
We all know that soda is bad for us. With is high sugar content, low nutritional value, and artificial chemicals it is essentially liquid candy. Perhaps they are more harmful to the body than just their dietary profile, though?
In 2012, PepsiCo won a small claims case against Ronald Ball. Ball claimed that when he opened up his can of refreshing Mountain Dew he found a mouse carcass floating in it. PepsiCo disputed the claim in an unexpected way. They did not roll out their standards of safety, nor their inspection certificates, nor anything else to show how the mouse could never have gotten into that can in the first place.
Instead, they claimed that the mouse carcass could not have survived being suspended in the bright yellow bubbly liquid 15 months after the can was made. They brought in expects to show that the mouse would have completely dissolved in just 30 days.
More than one YouTube blogger tried their own experiments with a rodent, Mountain Dew, and 30 days. Take a look at the video below and see just how right PepsiCo was. Be warned, it's not pretty.
Help Us Raise a Scholarship Treatment Fund to Treat Seriously Ill Patients Who Cannot Afford the Treatment or Medications
When you lay down on your back your feet are side by side with your toes up. That is the natural configuration for a human being. The feet face forward when standing, the toes provide stability and a grip if one is barefoot. The teenager whose feet appear in the photograph was born with a deformity. As you can see his feet are horizontal when he is lying down and go in the opposite direction. As you can imagine it is very difficult for him to walk, run, or pretty much get by like you do on a daily basis. His mom brought him to our clinic because she doesn’t have a lot of money, lacks insurance; and traditional medicine has utterly failed to provide any sort of healing for him.
We need your help because our doctor actually made a difference in his life.
Click here to read about the patient's experience!
We are a Naturopathic practice located in Phoenix, Arizona. As you may or may not know in Arizona a Naturopath is considered a primary care physician and has to complete the same sort of educational requirements as a regular MD or DO might. In Arizona a Naturopath has prescription writing privileges. Our clinic presents a traditional medical treatment modality, the kind humanity has had since time immemorial. We first try natural herbs and supplements and if they do not provide relief then we can graduate to a pharmaceutical. But we try to avoid the complications many pharmaceuticals might cause. Our doctor spent years studying the ancient art of osteopathic manipulation, acupuncture, and sojourned with many highly skilled healers; then closely contemplated upon the musculature and skeletal interplay to develop her unique form of body work.
The young boy was stunned to watch his foot gradually straighten up as she worked on the muscle structure and rearranged the nerve/energetic pathways. We aren’t here to get rich, we care about our patients. We have rent, expenses, and have to pay our staff. It occurred to us we could reach out to you to fund a treatment scholarship fund that would be available to those who need treatment but cannot afford it.
If you help fund this project we will, with the patient’s permission and yours, keep you abreast with who we are helping with your contribution and you will receive a personal snail mail thank you note from the patient explaining what your donation has done for their life.
We treat all kinds of illnesses and diseases. Our focus is on helping the patient get well, hence our name is Arizona Wellness.
We have chickens on site (it’s a big piece of property). We feed them only organic feed. Our patients stand in line for our eggs which they swear tastes much better. We have an organic garden and have a network for providing healthy foodstuffs. We recently added bees to have our own honey and pollinate our plants as nature intended. Our perspective is on the entire body. What you eat has a major impact on your health. We are in the process of launching several initiatives to assist those with weight problems. We treat cancer patients and those with chronic pain; stress related complications, and pretty much anything you can think of we have probably worked with a patient suffering through it. Often patients need lab work to isolate a cause of a condition or need tests; these as you know can be expensive so it’s not just our time and staff but third party labs that need to be paid.
Presently we have started a program to train young doctors because we believe conventional medicine is under tremendous pressure to produce numbers and the emphasis is on seeing 30-35 patients a day; whereas; we focus on putting you on the path to wellness.
Please help us help patients in need. 100% of your donation will go directly to helping patients get the care they so desperately deserve. Click here to read more and make a donation today.
According to a recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), more Americans are now classified as obese and overweight than ever before. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) analyzed data collected between 2007 and 2012 and found that approximately 40% of men and 30% of women were classified as overweight and 35% of men and 37% of women were classified as obese. You can view the article from JAMA here.
Being overweight and/or obese predisposes patients to a range of chronic health conditions including high blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, and certain types of cancers. Maintaining a healthy weight through proper diet and regular exercise is the basis for achieving a healthy body and cannot be substituted for any type of pharmaceutical drug, natural substance, or therapy.
If you're struggling with your weight, now is the time to call the Arizona Wellness Foundation. We can put you on the path to completing your health goals and preventing chronic disease from affecting you and your loved ones. Call us at 602-559-4064 to schedule your appointment today.
Many whom suffer from chronic pain find little help from conventional medicine. Pain relieving medications often leave people feeling groggy and unable to function. Non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory medicines can be harmful to the stomach or liver over time. Cortisone shots may offer temporary relief, but don't usually fix the problem and the side effects can be very detrimental. Chiropractic care and physical therapy help many, but what hope is available for those that they do not help?
At Arizona Wellness group, Dr. Orlowski offers a unique alternative approaches to treating chronic pain syndromes that has helped many.
Dr. Orlowski is a licensed Naturopathic Physician with a Masters degree in Acupuncture and additional training in a vast array of healing modalities. She addresses chronic pain from a holistic perspective, identifying each patient's individual situation and individual needs.
A light touch form of Osteopathic Manipulation called Neuro-Fascial Release works on the idea in Osteopathic medicine that "if the body can move freely, it can function perfectly". Fascia, the tissue that surrounds and connects the organs, bones and muscles of the body can be pulled, tangled or strained. By releasing these patterns of strain the body can return to its perfect, pain free state. It is common to see people with conditions of years worth of discomfort be pain free after only a few treatments.
Acupuncture is an ancient technique with at least 5000 years of documented use. It works on the premise that Qi, or energy, runs through channels through the body-when this energy flow is blocked, people experience pain. These channels can be unblocked by the insertion of small, sterile needles into specific points on the body to release the blockage. Many feel relief from their pain instantaneously, while others do best with a series of treatments. Generally, patients experience feeling more relaxed and enjoy an overall feeling of well being while being treated with Acupuncture.
There are a number of Injection Therapies that can be utilized in the treatment of chronic pain. Trigger point injection therapy utilizes injections into tight, spasmed spots in the muscle in order to release them.
Scar injection therapy is considered normal post surgical procedure in some countries. By superficially injecting scar tissue with procaine, the adhesions break up allowing for freedom from the pain and restriction caused by scar tissue. An added bonus is that this therapy helps the scars to fade away over time.
Physiological Medicine utilizes sterile homeopathic solutions made with compounds naturally found in the body that speed healing, and reduce pain and inflammation. These can be injected into Acupuncture points, Trigger points, scars, local areas of pain or administered intravenously to effect the whole body.
Dr. Orlowski combines these modalities with the general principals of Naturopathic Medicine to treat chronic pain with great success. Treatments can be tailored to the patient's individual condition and needs. Combinations of two or more techniques are often used simultaneously with synergistic results greatly speeding the healing time.
Disease is an ancient Greek word - 'dis' and 'ease'. It referred to the disharmony between the spiritual body and the physical body. When the person was ill, it meant there was an unease between the bodies. The Chinese traditional medicine also treat the spiritual body as the source of the illness; the physical body's symptoms are merely the manifestation of that disharmony.
It's not difficult to stop and think about the people you know who have cancer or have had it. Virtually any trip around town will encounter a vehicle with the breast cancer awareness sticker on it. Cancer rates are exploding. In the abstract, the whole chemotherapy process seems barbaric. The body is poisoned with the hope that the poison kills the cancer cells before it kills the patient. India is experiencing massive increases in cancer of the reproductive systems which is now being linked to contaminated water. A recent survey sampled food from various salad bars in New York City--every sample revealed contaminated food, most often from the source, or where it was grown. A new study links autism and pesticide exposure to pregnant women. Roundup works with roundup resistant seeds which are seeds that have been genetically altered to survive roundup. So the field is sprayed, and the weeds don't survive, but the food seed which are altered to handle roundup live on. Basically, the food is chemically enhanced, and we unknowingly eat it.
In WWII, every American soldier received a pack of cigarettes in his C-rations. It was believed to help them stay calm. In the 1950's, doctors often prescribed smoking as a means of keeping women calm. Googling old ads will reveal doctors promoting various brands. It wasn't until much later that the addictiveness of cigarettes became well known. Cell phones began widespread use in the 90's. The effect of those microwaves is yet to be determined, although research has linked it to irregular patterns in birds and animals.
The human machine was not engineered to handle the stresses of this chaotic modern life. Toxicity is all around us. We eat it, we drink it, and we breathe it. Understandably, there will be an effect. It's basic physics - every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Stress weakens the body's natural defenses. Toxicity attacks the body's natural defenses. The two combined is the epicenter of disease.
The object is to keep your spirit strong and vibrant; eat well, drink good clean water, and be very aware of the effects of stress in your life; then develop the most effective ways of eliminating those stresses.
Historically, the body's responses to stress gave us the adrenaline push we needed to run from a dangerous situation or fight if needed. This would result in a short burst of energy to resolve the situation after which humans would go back to relaxed state of being. The demands of modern society have created a situation in which the vast majority of Americans suffer from chronic stress, taxing our adrenal glands for weeks or years. Chronic stress has been linked to most chronic disease states, such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, depression, anxiety, insomnia, sexual dysfunction, menstrual irregularities, fatigue, poor concentration, memory issues, digestive issues, weight gain, diabetes, and more. There are many natural means to minimize the negative effects of chronic stress.
We are living in extraordinary times. Everything is changing, rapidly. In the financial world for 60 years of the last century, the market forces were predictable. One could apply formulas and figure out the value of a stock or bond. Since the crash of 2008, the word most used to describe the financial world today is "the new norm" or new normal, which means no one knows what will happen next.
The medical world is in great turmoil and is experiencing the collision of two forces. The first is the advent of EMR or EHR (Electronic Medical Records or Electronic Health Records). If you've visited a conventional doctor lately, you've seen him struggling with a laptop or tablet to create an electronic set of notes documenting your visit. The bigger picture is quite troubling. IBM created a new computer called Watson which is AI (Artificial Intelligence) meaning to a degree it can learn and program itself. Forty six percent of the federal budget is consumed by Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, and associated programs. Healthcare costs are exploding with no means of containing costs on the horizon. As you read this, Sloan-Kettering Oncology Center in New York City and some Blue Cross/Blue Shield offices are linked to Watson. The physician makes his diagnosis, then the patient's electronic medical records are emailed to Watson and the big computer determines the probability the physician's diagnosis is correct. One can use a little imagination and see where this is headed. A faceless computer deciding a patient's healthcare needs while very deliberately eliminating costs by declining treatments.
The second force is the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare. Aside from the marketplace, realities never before has the patient been intimately aware of the costs of a procedure or spent the time actually figuring out what their plan covers. It used to be a physician might decide a patient needed a particular surgery, and the patient just said, "Oh, okay." Now, there is an active dialogue about what it will cost and if it is covered. When anyone is involved in the cost analysis, it promotes a good outcome because an awareness of the cost and an analysis of the value of the service are fundamental to any decision.
A recent survey determined that 65% of adults over the age of 50 would prefer to see a naturopathic physician as opposed to a conventional doctor. These adults came to the understanding that pharmaceuticals have side effects and conventional physicians get too busy to actually listen to their patients, which impedes the healing process. Younger adults are more likely to hold the same perspective, because they were raised with an awareness of the environment and the importance of lifestyle choices impacting well-being. We believe the trend will be towards healthier living, better understanding of the forces in an individual's life that affects their health, and the realization that the patient must fully participate in the healing process.
Dr. Andria Orlowski has been in practice as a Naturopathic Physician for over two decades. She is accomplished in a variety of wellness treatments that have helped her patients achieve true healing.