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  • Resolve to Detox Your Finances in 2021

    I admit it. I sipped many virtual happy hour drinks and binged on comfort foods to initially cope with COVID-19. I regularly rationalized my choices. They offered enjoyment and relief during a stressful time. However, by late summer when my favorite summer dresses did not fit for special backyard barbecues with my husband, I painfully realized that my short-term decisions might have longer-term consequences. Seeking more than weight loss, I signed up for my first ever nutritional detox program. The experience was profound. Not only did I learn how to adjust my eating and improve my self-care for optimal...

  • Biomagnetism: A Powerful Breakthrough for Lyme and Your Health

    Biomagnetism is a revolutionary, scientific, and therapeutic approach to wellness. Practiced internationally, it is a method to balance bioenergetic energy in the body. First, the body is screened for pH imbalances that could cause dysfunction. Then, powerful ceramic magnets are precisely placed on specific points to support the regulation of pH in these areas, allowing for homeostasis so the body can heal itself. After treatment, the body can return to normal immune function, increased circulation, oxygenation, and normalized inflammation. The Discovery of Biomagnetism Biomagnetism was discovered in 1988 by Dr. Isaac Goiz, a medical surgeon, after attending a seminar...

  • What Weighs Us Down Can Lighten Us Up

    At the turn of the new year, a lot of media attention is directed at replacing habits that drag us down or getting rid of unwanted pounds. Why is it that so much of our awareness becomes centered on losing something in favor of gaining something else? It seems to be a part of our human nature to long for something new and better and the new year is the perfect time to work toward it. But what if that very longing has the capacity to undermine us by hijacking the first and most essential step in any change...

  • The Power of Forgiveness and Gratitude

    “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”      ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   When asked to write an article about forgiveness, I felt hesitant. With so much contention in the world, why would anyone willingly surrender their strong position and forgive? I consider forgiveness to be a superpower, right up there with gratitude. They both require a capacity to hold negative feelings in a larger perspective; touching the grace beyond suffering. Anger and fear are intelligent emotions signaling that a boundary has been crossed....

  • Did You Know Digestive Problems Can Reduce Your Immune Function?

    Considering the pervasive use of preservatives and the increase in modified foods in our diet, is it any wonder why we have more digestive problems than any other generation on Earth? Our high sugar and carbohydrate intake feeds the fungus and molds (like Candida) that we don’t want in our gut. The preservatives in food that are designed to kill bacteria in the bread, cereal, canned and dried foods are killing the good bacteria that we do want in our gut. We all know that antibiotic use disturbs the bacterial balance in a terrible way. Get Rid of the...

  • Safe and Effective Body Contouring with MediCupping

    Cupping (aka Vacuum Therapies) has been widely used for centuries to treat a variety of medical conditions ranging from muscle tension to insomnia. A glass or silicone cup is placed on the body to create a negative pressure, lifting the skin, fascia, and muscle tissue to create an effective way to release tension, pain, and muscle “knots.” Localized circulation is improved and vascular dilation helps to draw out toxins and inflammation. Scar tissue and adhesions are softened and released, soft tissue is lifted and stretched, and range of motion is improved. Cupping helps to move lymph stagnation and relieve...

  • Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy for Chronic Pain

    Platelet Rich Plasma injections (PRP) are regarded as a revolutionary modality of care in the field of anti-aging/regenerative medicine. Due to the long-term complications that surgical interventions may entail, less invasive procedures like PRP are becoming extremely popular as a safer alternative than surgery in the optimal management of soft tissue injuries and chronic pain. Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, is blood plasma with concentrated platelets. The concentrated platelets found in PRP contain large reservoirs of bioactive proteins, including growth factors that are vital to initiate and accelerate tissue repair and regeneration. These bioactive proteins initiate connective tissue healing...

  • Setting Sustainable Weight Loss Goals

    With the new year brings new goals and for many people those goals mean weight loss. 2020 was such a difficult year for nearly everyone and the added changes may have resulted in stress eating. To add to it, so many of our holiday celebrations mean we may partake in larger meals, plentiful desserts, and maybe more eggnog than we would care to admit. All of these indulgences can leave us sluggish and, very often, feeling guilty. Once the new year hits, we try to find the motivation to drop those extra pounds with gym memberships and fad diets....

  • Restaurants Keeping It Real

    Do you like to eat out? I do! Of course, cooking at home is more cost effective and can be the healthier choice but eating out is fun, relaxing and can be a delicious culinary treat. I have to admit that I am pretty picky about the restaurants that I choose however, because I will only go if I can eat real food made with the best ingredients. So I thought that I would share how I figure that out and create a list of Connecticut restaurants that are getting it right. In the coming months, I will spotlight...

  • The Truth About What Causes Autism

    Autism is the fastest growing medical condition in our children today. From 2002 to 2016 the rates practically tripled. Approximately 17% of children have a developmental disability, based on CDC data. Therapies and treatments have improved to help these children speak, socialize, learn, and eventually recover; however, the most controversial part of autism isn’t the treatments, it’s the cause. The Cause of Autism Identifying and treating the cause of disease is one of medicine’s most important breakthroughs. Treating anything else (a symptom) is a band-aid, whether it is ibuprofen to relieve the headache from drinking too much or the...

  • Gaining Control Over Your Stressed Brain

    Completely frantic and beside herself, a young mother of two came to see me for fatigue. Once she sat down with me, the floodgates opened and she admitted to being completely burnt out, exhausted from juggling her daily routines along with her obligations to her family, and unable to get a hold of her emotions. She was having trouble keeping calm with her kids, sleeping, and remembering little details about her day. After spending a great deal of time listening to her, not only did I prescribe her some supplements to help her manage the stress and fatigue she...

  • The Future is Holistic!

    Twenty years into its role as the leading accredited institution for holistic studies on the East Coast, The Graduate Institute has charted a unique course in higher education. Our mission is to provide transformative education based on an integrative and holistic perspective designed to enable students to reach their full potential both professionally and personally. Our renowned Masters and Certificate programs offer a new model for education which is steeped in a holistic worldview, seeing individuals, communities, families, organizations, and countries as whole integrated interrelated systems, a view which is increasingly relevant for the uncertain, worrying COVID-dominated times we...

  • 2020 Hindsight as Foresight

    I can’t remember how far back our family adopted the old British tradition of opening Christmas crackers when sitting down for our holiday meal. The festive poppers usually contain a colored tissue-paper crown and a small toy and are sold in novelty stores. In spite of the fact that the kids are now adults, we still eat wearing these silly regal hats every year. In 2014, the cracker took on a new meaning for me as, of all things, a divination tool. That was the year everyone around the table opened their popper to discover that each Christmas cracker...

  • Silent Problems in Your Jaw

    Many patients come to see me because they are concerned that they may have a cavitation. A cavitation is an area in the bone that is dead or dying and is caused by trauma, infections, and decreased blood supply to the area. Although commonly found in the jawbone, cavitations can occur in any bone in the body. The most common site is the wisdom tooth area where teeth have been extracted. Jawbone cavitations, recognized as far back as the 1800s, go by several names, such as Neuralgia Inducing Cavitational Osteonecrosis (NICO), Jaw Osteomyelitis, or Jaw Ostitis. These lesions characteristically...

  • 12 Tips to Boost Your Immune System

    Can we actually “boost” our immune system? We don’t want a weak immune response but we also don’t want an overactive response either. What we want is balance. So, how do we do that? Here are the most important things we need to do to get healthy and stay there. Get enough sleep, the body restores while sleeping. Eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables, they are filled with antioxidants and vitamins. Limit added sugars, artificial sweeteners, processed foods, trans fats, and refined carbohydrates which can cause inflammation, yeast, and lead to weight gain. Eat more healthy fats...

  • Stress Reduction 101

    In my youth, I remember feeling so stressed I could not breathe. Feeling so stressed I could not think, sleep or eat. My heart felt like a brick, my head hurt and my shoulders were up around my ears with tension. I’m not sure if it is just stress management skills that developed or if age mellows us out, but that doesn’t happen anymore. We are all having some sort of COVID stress; months of somewhat isolated lives, no getting together with friends. Trips to the store are something we now plan and think about with organization. I am...

  • Get More than Money: Get Peace of Mind

    Have you ever craved “something more” and gotten it? Theresa and Colin did. They wanted “something more than just returns” when it came to their money. After they chose my team to be their fiduciary financial advisors, they got peace of mind. As an accomplished couple in their 60s, Theresa and Colin already had enjoyed an exciting and fulfilling life before we started working together. They had lived and worked overseas, raised three independent children, and recently downsized their family home. A team of brokers at a well-known company had managed their investments for years and due to the...

  • DIY Tips to Relieve Stress

    If you’re reading this, please, take a pause, and do this body scan. Let your shoulders drop, sit- up straight, unclench your hands and jaw. Take a deep breath! The year 2020 has been particularly rough for many. It is as if the world has been in a collective brace since life seemed to have come to an abrupt stop just as the year began. The stress many people face on a daily basis seems to have been compounded by current events. Many Americans and people across the world are having to deal with issues relating to the recent...

  • How COVID Has Changed Yoga and Fitness

    In March, the fitness world changed abruptly. With health, wellness, and safety at the forefront of all our minds, fitness centers and gyms closed, yoga studios closed, and it was a new world. What followed was accelerated learning about how we each stay physically distanced without being socially distanced, understanding what ways people want to move and stay mentally balanced. Health and well-being are now more important than ever and the connection between physical health, mental health, and emotional well-being has only been underscored as we go through a roller coaster of lockdowns, work from home, business closings, and...

  • Diet Can Make a Difference for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    One in ten people suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a chronic condition with symptoms including abdominal pain, bloating and distention, excessive gas, and diarrhea and/or constipation. Although the cause of IBS is unknown, it is recognized that the enteric nervous system (ENS), a complex nervous system that controls the gut, has an intricate role. When the ENS does not function properly, it can cause extra-sensitive nerve response in the gut, known as visceral hypersensitivity and/or disturbances in how food travels though the gut. Genetics, gut infections, psychological factors, stress, and dysbiosis; an abnormal balance of gut bacteria, are...

  • Listen to Your Wise Inner Voice

    Were you ashamed of your parents? I wanted to ask my mom that question, but I couldn’t because that would be confessing that
 I was ashamed of her. Feeling shame feels… shameful.
 Why did that feeling come up? Was it my fault I felt ashamed of her? Or was it put on me? Could she help me with this darkest and most sticky emotion?
 The other reason I couldn’t ask her was because she was dead, and the way she died was the reason. She died when I was 8, leaving 4 daughters and a husband. I was the...

  • 10 Steps to a Healthier and Youthful Brain

    Brain health is an important topic these days. It is estimated that at least 5 million people have dementia in the United States; worldwide, it is close to 50 million people! Most adults know someone suffering from one form or another. The primary type of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease and it is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. It kills more people than breast and prostate cancer combined. Between 2000 and 2018, deaths from Alzheimer’s disease increased by 146%! One out of every three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia. The...

  • Power Up Your Brain with Nootropics

    Nootropics Tune Up Your Mind… are a different type of brain and cognition supplement. Their goal is to boost cognitive performance now… are meant to improve and recall recent and old memories. Nootropic compounds boost cognitive efficiencies by helping brain cells operate at peak power. Scientists have identified nutrients shown in clinical (human) studies to improve cognitive function, processing speed, and memory.      ~ Jason McNeil, scientifically reviewed by Dr. Gary Gonzalez, MD, on July 2020.   https://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2020/9/nutrients-to-change-up-brain-function   Have you been searching for natural ways to improve your memory, alertness, focus, learning speed and retention, problem-solving skills, or...

  • Reverse Your Diabetes with 4 Simple Lifestyle Changes

    It is of no surprise or coincidence that obesity and diabetes are on the rise. While your waistline increases, so does your risk of developing diabetes. In our high stress, fast paced society it has become more prevalent to overeat, not exercise, sleep less, and neglect self-care. Diabetes Mellitus is characterized by a dysfunction of blood sugar regulation. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that allows your body to use glucose, or sugar, as energy. Hyperglycemia, or an excess of blood glucose, may result from a relative insulin deficiency, insulin resistance, or a combination of the two....