Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes red, itchy, scaly patches, usually on the elbows, knees, trunk and scalp.
The only treatments available are medications providing limited improvement, and risking numerous side effects.
The immune system’s job is to protect you against invading organisms that might make you sick. If it is working well, you feel great. If it doesn’t, you get the flu or something else.
An autoimmune disease such as psoriasis is a disease where a hyperactive immune system attacks normal cells thinking they are foreign organisms.
So what happens to make the body's immune system turn on itself? Looking through the functional medicine lens, we have found that a number of lifstyle factors have a tremendous effect on the immune system and how it reacts.
In simple terms, the immune system must be kept calm, happy, and functioning properly so that it doesn't become confused. We do this by eliminating stress, providing good nutrition, and eliminating toxicity. My making these changes, my clients have said goodbye to psoriasis forever.
Finding the triggers that cause the immune system to become confused and attack itself is the key to conquering and eliminating this disease. That is what we do at The Wellness Place.
If this is a subject that is familiar to you, then you know the drill.
For instance, if you have an EColi infection, the urologist or your primary will write a script for an antibiotic, and in a few months, you're in her office again, with the same infection because the first one probably never cleared.
After a few rounds of antibiotics, the bacteria get smart and start finding ways to survive in spite of the antibiotics.
They create a jelly-like substance around them called a biofilm and hide, unaffected by any treatment.
At this point, you are chronic, and the urologist is spinning her wheels.
Urology is so standardized in the care of patients that no individualized care is provided and treatment therapies are limited.
We know that resistance is on the rise, and a global concern with thousands of people dying from drug resistant infections.
Try to avoid hospitalization where some of the most resistant bacteria are found.
Always wear cotton underwear.
For chronic conditions, more than three infections a year, don't bother going to the urologist unless absolutely necessary becaue it just prolongs the problem.
DRUGS THAT MAKE YOU SICK
How many of you have gotten so sick on Cipro, and Macrobid, and Keflex, only to be prescribed these same drugs over and over again because they didn't work. And, they destroy the good bacteria in your gut, setting you up for digestive issues.
LOOK FOR OTHER OPTIONS
There are websites on the internet with good information given by people who are in the same position as you are, frustrated, tired of doctors, and still sick.
SPECIALIZING IN CHRONIC URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS
I myself have traveled this difficult, painful road for years, and gained enormous experience that can help to guide women to solutions for UTI's. Some of these infections can be a challenge for the most informed practitioner simply because the bacteria are becoming more difficult to treat.
However, improving the overall health of the client and boosting the immune system is where I begin. If you have become chronic, and not seeing any permanent improvement, make an appointment with me and see if support will work for you.
One of my clients asked her cardiologist how long she would have to stay on heart medication, and he responded:
"When your husband throws the last bit of dirt on your grave, you will be medication free."
Shocking? No. Patients actually believe this. Doctors usually only lose patients through death and cured patients bring in no revenue. So keeping the patient sick ensures a lifelong doctor-patient relationship.
The response by the doctor speaks to the present medical model that teaches the patient that he/she will be sick for a lifetime, and their disease only managed, not cured.
This is a false assumption. In fact, most diseases are reversible, most people can be medication free, and most can limit doctor's visits to diagnostics and a wellness check.
In all fairness to doctors, most have no idea how to approach health in a better way. They are successful in treating acute, life threatening conditions but have little success in curing chronic systemic diseases. For these conditions they were trained to believe that you are sick until you die and a physician must be there for the lifetime of the patient.
Also, patients who only want a quick fix in the form of medication make it difficult for a doctor to suggest a more natural healthy alternative. As result. a great deal of pressure is placed on physicians to take full responsibility for the health of the patient.
Thenkfully, functional medicine, medicine for the 21st century, is making inroads in this traditional thinking, but only by a few physicians and health coaches like myself and others.
When the patient takes resonsibility for his health, makes changes that allow the body to function in a way for which it was designed, doctor and patient win.
In the end, the body rules, and if offended, can show extreme displeasure in the form of life altering disease and chronic illness.
So nourish your body, care for it, get good sleep, treat it like the crown jewel it is and your disease or condition can usually be cured or put into remission,............ not managed.
"Watchful waiting" is a term used by doctors when an ovarian cyst is discovered that is very small and doesn't appear to be growing. This practice is based on a study that found it best to avoid surgery and its complications until the nature of the cyst changes.
What can this mean for you?
If the cyst is small and you are not menopausal, it may go away in time.
Chinese herbs and nutrition can help to accomplish that.
If you have had the cyst for 20 years and are postmenopausal, the implications could be entirely different.
One of the symptoms of ovarian cancer and benign cysts is weight gain not attributed to overeating. I have a client who has gained 60 pounds and the extra weight has raised triglycerides and blood pressure, so now, in addition, she has cardiovascular issues.
What is happening is that the body in its fabulous intelligence is holding fluid to dilute poisons given off by something that does not belong there.
Surgery for her would be a minimally invasive laparotomy and yes, the pounds would disappear quickly.
Kaiser refuses to remove it until it changes or grows, nor will they do a biopsy. Other insurance companies may have a different policy and operate according to the patient's wishes.
Is that an insurance issue or simply balancing the risks against the benefits?
Some would say it's a gamble, as it is generally agreed that cancer is easier to treat in the early stages than later.
If your gynecologist can look at you and promise you that there are no cancer cells in a cyst that small, then you might sleep better at night. But she/he can't do that. She doesn't really know.
If you have an ovarian cyst, and your doctor is watching and waiting, consider your case very carefully and decide what is best for you. My client has a very fine surgeon in another country and is making the decision to go there.
" About 21,750 women this year will receive a new diagnosis of ovarian cancer. About 13,940 women will die from ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women, accounting for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. A woman's risk of getting ovarian cancer during her lifetime is about 1 in 78."
Reproduced from cancer.org
If this post speaks to you, then ask the question? Doctor, are you absolutely sure that my cyst is not cancerous?
It's your life.
Post pandemic health coaching groups have been formed to meet the needs of IBS, ARTHRITIC, AND CHRONIC FATIGUE clients.
Get the support you need to effect changes that will improve your health.
Sometimes you feel like the only person in the world with symptoms of a condition. Group coaching helps to minimize the feelings of lonliness and provide strength and understanding through the support of a group.
Health coaching at an affordable rate to fit everyone's needs. Groups are small. Two to four people.
Call The Wellness Place to save your space.
So you have reached an age where you think you might be losing your energy and facing problems that you see in your parents and other friends, although you have no idea how to turn back the clock.
There is no question that slowing down the aging process requires effort, knowledge and a desire to have life as wonderful as it was in the first half.
Perhaps the breakdown has already started. Maybe you have a diagnosis of Lupus, or Arthritis, or you just feel old and don't know what to do about it.
Finding support to walk you back is the only way most people are able to achieve the energy of their better years. Remember, we all have a sell by date, and an expiration date, but slowing down the aging process is absolutely possible.
My anti-aging program is a guided and supported journey that covers all aspects of wellness.
See if it is for you. Are you one of those people with a zest for life, one who sees everyday as a beautiful opporutnity? Then it is probably for you.
For more information you can call me. I have time to talk.
Getting up in the morning can be hard if you have arthritis.
Arthritis tends to get in the way of every aspect of our life robbing us of the joy of living.
If medications work for you, you might keep in mind that processing meds is very hard on the liver and stomach over time.
If you want a better way to slay this dragon and make arthritis a stranger, there is a way to reduce your pain with some very interesting approaches you will never hear about from your doctor. No medications, no side effects.
Make an appointment with me at The Wellness Place and bring a friend who may be challenged by arthritis as well. No one should have to suffer from this terrible disease.
For more information, call for a telephone chat that is complementary for a half hour. The more I know about you, the more I can help.
You may have my full attention for a full half hour to discuss your arthritis history.
Call or text and make an appointment. 760.766.6223
Unless paramedics bring you into the ER on a gurney with intolerable gallbladder pain, and the OR has been readied for immediate lifesaving surgical removal, do not give up your gallbladder.
Your gallbladder is a friend you cannot do well without. It stores bile which helps you digest fats during digestion among other functions.
If you feel a nagging ache or pain in the upper right quadrant under the ribs next to the stomach, nausea, headaches, poor digestion, you might have gallstones or sludge, which is why so many people end up losing their gallbladder. Some gallstones are never seen on an ultrasound or CT, but sludge and small ones are there, nevertheless. Some people have symptoms of ill health that can be traced to a gallbladder that shows no symptoms.
To resolve gallbladder problems, the stones should be removed with herbs and a liver/gallbladder flush, not with a scalpel. Gold Coin Grass is so successful with relieving gallbladder pain, it is unavailable on Amazon. Sold out! Try other vendors. The second one to use is Li Dan Pian from Plum Flower on Amazon used for centuries by the Chinese.
At some point you will need to do the Andreas Moritz liver/gallbladder cleanse which I will post at some point.
https://www.amazon.com/Amazing-Liver-Gallbladder-Flush/dp/0976571501 The book is tremendously expensive, so I would recommend you buy the e book from smashwords.com for 12.99. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/44142
If you have nausea and vomiting, fever or chills, or tea colored urine, get it checked out. Get lab work, check your bilirubin, and use common sense to know whether surgery is necessary at that particular point. Usually, gallbladder attacks subside, and you have time to remove them in a nonsurgical way.
If you have some insight into natural health, you may do the cleanse on your own. For anyone else who needs support and guidance as to how to do it, I will email you the specifics and help you.
Gallbladder surgery is the most over used, expensive to the insured, surgery that is done to thousands of people needlessly every year. One in 1,000 people will die, so please give this post some deep and serious thought.
A woman's production of progesterone begins to wane 5-10 years before menopause making her vulnerable to estrogen dominance.
More estrogen than progesterone means more fat cells and more pounds and weight that is almost impossible to lose.
Extra weight will affect thyroid function and slow you down even more.
Schedule a personal consult by phone or facetime to make changes the body needs to drop this weight and be yourself again.
If you are a birthday girl on these dates, your first consult is 50% off. May 1-15, 2021
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