Kick-Start the New Year – Detox the Old Year

How to Start the New Year Out Right: Healthy and Energized by Dr. Randy Martin, OMD, Doctor of Chinese Medicine

Q: Which supplements do I really need?

A: This is a huge topic, but let’s make it simple:

*Omega 3, 6, 9 Oils – natural oils are the precursors to many enzyme reactions in the body

*Probiotics – the good gut bacteria needed to keep immunity and digestion in line

*Magnesium – keeps both the body and mind relaxed

*Multi Vitamin/Mineral Formula Specific for your age and gender (ask me)

*CoQ10 for your cardio-vascular system

*Individualized program based on basic blood analysis (ask me for the blood tests you need for this analysis)

Our bodies are individual and vary tremendously, and so do our physiological needs. This is the primary reason for taking supplements, especially those based on your individual blood analysis.

Another great thing to do is to treat yourself to a detox, especially if you tend to overindulge over the holiday. For detoxification, you will want to start with a colonic and liver cleanse. (Ask me for the ones I recommend and I can ship to you or pick up in office.)

The winter months are an important time according to Chinese medical theory. It’s a time to detoxify and let go, and turn inward.
 As a part of your detox, you should also drink a warm cup of water with a few tablespoons of lime or lemon juice twice daily. If you prefer, you can substitute apple cider vinegar.

The same detox program will work equally as well for both weight loss and helping to get over addictions, like smoking, alchohol or drugs. The addition we make is to add amino acid precursors to your supplement regimen in order to give your body the neurotransmitters it needs to stop overeating, or smoking, or whatever other addiction you are wanting to give up. (I can help you select the correct amino-acids or you can do neurotransmitter testing.)

Here are a couple of specific pointers you can use for your individual health-related issues.

*Indigestion from over-doing it: Take homeopathic Nux vomica 6C

*Cold, Flu, Fever? Take homeopathic Gelsemium 30C and homeopathic Influenzinum and Oscillocoxinum.

Please enjoy the holidays and your new found “kick-start” holistic health balancing.

 

Natural Treatments for Sore Throats

 Natural Treatments for Sore Throats 

My friend and colleague Dr. Randall Neustaedter, OMD, recently wrote this article on the Natural Treatments for Sore Throats.  I agree with his approach and this is a great article……..so I wanted to share it with you.

The only thing I wanted to point out is that sometimes I do tell my patients to use antibiotics.  The case I usually will tell them to use antibiotics is when they are either not interested in or don’t have the time to try the natural methods and remedies.

Natural methods will almost always cure sore throats.  But sometimes if you need to get back to work right away, or you have a big trip planned and need to immediately travel, you might not have the time to strengthen your immune system to fight the symptoms on their own.

Although the right homeopathic remedy with herbs,  will usually work quickly…………..depending on your immune system, it could take longer.  

Should you wish to stock your medicine chest in advance with the immune herbs, and sore throat herbs, needed to boost the immune system, feel free to email me, and we can send them out to you.  It’s always best to have everything in your medicine chest BEFORE you or your family get sick.  That way, you can start to take them at the very first sign of not feeling well.   Natural medicine works best when you use it for prevention or at the first sign of the problem.

An ancient story goes:  In Ancient China, the villagers paid the Chinese doctor a retainer fee to keep them well, and NOT when they were already sick.   Does that make sense or not????  :-)

Please enjoy this great article from my friend.