A great way for me to teach scripture and nutrition is to show you how to apply the words of Jesus to your home life and the health of your body and brain! Let’s discuss a miracle in the gospel of Mark in the fifth chapter. (Mark is located in the New Testament section of the Bible)
This verse discusses an episode of the daughter of Jairus a ruler of a Galilee synagogue (which in that day meant a rich patron of the local house of worship) and he begged Jesus to heal his 12-year-old daughter. Jesus agrees to go to Jairus's home and takes Peter, James, and John with him. I must interject this one side note that on the way to Jairus's home Jesus and his disciples find themselves in a crowd and the scripture tells us that a woman in this crowd (who had been bleeding for 12 years) reaches out and grabs the "fringe of Jesus cloak" and instantly receives a miracle. In the ancient custom of Torah law that would be making a kosher rabbi "unclean” Her "issue" of blood made her unclean (Lev 15).
And suddenly a woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years came from behind and touched the hem of His garment
Long story short this unclean "bleeding" woman could not eat with her husband and kids if she did the cooking, and they could not sit where she sat, and they were not allowed to TOUCH her. She also wasn't allowed into the worship services! Yet, she hears about Rabbi Jesus and when she got the opportunity she reached out and TOUCHED him! Unclean or not the whole community knew she was not allowed to contaminate a Rabbi's Tallit or Prayer Shawl and could have been put to death on the spot. So, in an instant Mosaic Law was reversed supernaturally! She was made clean, healed, purified and whole body-mind-soul and returned as wife and mother to her family by the power of Jesus as he called her "daughter." Remember, the Torah says, "you will see the tzitzit (prayer shawl) and thus remember all the commandments of God." The primary purpose of the tzitzit is in ancient times, the tassels were part of the hem of a garment, and the hem symbolized the wearer's authority. Tassels were only worn by a royal person. The color of the pray shawl tzitzit or tassels was white, but among the white cords on each tassel there was one blue strand. This color combination was part of the royalty significance. In the Old Testament we read about David who cut off the corner of King Saul's robe, symbolically demonstrating that the king's authority would be cut off. 91 Samuel 24-26).
So, getting back to Jairus the next moment finds Jairus's family coming to tell him that his 12-year-old baby girl died and Rabbi Jesus is too late. BUT Jesus goes on to tell Jairus "Do not fear, only believe." I think Jairus looked at the women who was bleeding and gained so much faith in that moment! Jesus takes off with Peter, James, and John and proceeds to go the child’s home. Jesus rebukes the mourners, and tells them the daughter is NOT dead. Jesus takes the parents and his disciples and goes into the room of the child and reaches out and takes her hand. Mosaic Law is reversed again by Jesus because in Numbers 5 it states touching dead bodies defiles a living person and he takes authority over death! He has showed the Jewish people twice now, that HE is the authoritative Messiah about whom the prophets taught! Jesus tells the little 12-year-old to arise and she immediately gets up and walks around which I am sure completely freaked her mother out who had been with her dead body all this time weeping. Jesus then tells her mother to "feed her." You don't feed a dead or sick person!
Mark 5:43 states "He gave strict orders not to let anyone know about this, and told them to give her something to eat."
So, think about if your child was sick and died right before your eyes in your home and Jesus appeared in the room! When HE raised your child from the dead completely healed and told you to feed your child right now what would you go grab from your kitchen? I can tell you one thing you better not pull out something processed like soda, hot dogs, lunch meat, or frozen microwave food or you can expect a rebuke from Jesus! I'll talk about biblical eating in another blog but for this post lets leap over to a great food you can have in your home should you need a miracle in your body!
Sprouting and Microgreens are a very powerful foods that bring healing to the body. Sprouts & Microgreens are rich in vitamins and minerals. They are also packed full of the essential amino acids, such as phenylalanine, leucine, isoleucine, valine, lysine, arginine, and more. Sprouting significantly improves the nutritional attributes of the fat and carbohydrates in the seeds. There is evidence in the scientific literature that vitamin C was increased after sprouting in many genotypes of seeds. Anti-nutritional factors linked to inflammation in adult plants such as phytic acid and trypsin inhibitors are decrease after sprouting.
Sprouting is a much safer way to increase your iron for those who test deficient in iron and must supplement it. The consumption of broccoli sprouts for example, is an intelligent and economic way to practice healthy eating. Broccoli sprouts are rich in protein and low in fat. The lipids present in the sprouts showed a high proportion of linoleic and linolenic acids. The sprouts have a high content of essential amino acids, polyphenols, flavonoids and a high DPPH free-radical scavenging capacity. The sprouts are a rich source of sulforaphane, to which are protective effects on health.
Mung beans is another example of a great sprouting plant and one of my personal favorites! Mung beans contain many antioxidants, including flavonoids and phenolic compounds that protect the cell. Diseases such as heart disease, cancer and inflammation are all caused from free radicals from poor diets and once they are made during digestion and metabolism, they destroy the cell and its organelles. Test-tube studies have shown that plants such as mung bean sprouts can stop this damage with their supernatural chemicals called anti-oxidants!
Try making some spouts and microgreens and add the power of God- the Creator of ALL things onto your plate and watch how HIS properties in these superfoods can heal chronic disease. The teaching that the first cell spontaneously popped into being without the Creator is a pre-scientific myth! DNA, RNA, membranes and proteins are impossible to make, properly folded, addressed, and turned on and off at just the right time! No first cell could exist without ALL of them and you cannot keep existing if you do not slow down aging and disease!
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What a week it has been! With forecasters trying to pinpoint Florence's path, she refused to cooperate. What was once a Category 4 headed right to my city, with the greatest of thanksgiving we watched as the EYE collapsed and the storm was down graded eventually to a tropical depression. Florence pummeled our Coast with rain, wind, flooding and tornado warnings. As the routine goes for seasoned & beginner hurricane folks we knew evacuations, power loss, damaged trees and flooding were all part of the deal we sign up for when we call the Coastline HOME!
Florence came ashore as a 400 mile wide category one hurricane on Friday morning with 90mph winds. Across the Carolina's Florence left dozens of communities devastated as it moved slowly through the Carolinas. Today, post-storm we now brace for part two of Florence which is the widespread, catastrophic flooding as rivers swell towards record levels. In North Carolina some 900,000 homes and businesses lost power and more than 450 people had to be rescued from New Bern after homes were flooded and boats were swept on to land.
Flooding from Florence created "islands" of land in Brunswick County, virtually inaccessible from one another. From Leland down to Town Creek, from Town Creek to N.C. 211, and from N.C. 211 down to the state line, residents who haven’t already evacuated are stuck. Continue reading here...
The Waccamaw River outside of Conway, SC could exceed Hurricane Matthew flood levels by 3 feet in about a week, according to the latest projections. Flood waters are not expected to reach their peak for 7 - 10 days. Click here for more.
The NCDOT stated that while many are relying on GPS navigation units, these systems are actually routing people into dangerous situations.
“Due to flooding in southern and eastern NC and potential landslides in the west, NCDOT advises that motorists not travel through NC. Several sections of I-95 and I-40 are flooded. Travel should be completely avoided in areas south of US 64 and east of I-73/I-74. As the situation is rapidly changing NCDOT is doing our best to report these closures but recognizes that we are not yet aware of all closures, therefore we advise not to travel in these areas. Flooding is beginning to affect travel in central North Carolina. GPS systems are routing users into areas NCDOT is not recommending for travel,” according to the NCDOT. Click here for more...
According to the updated reports, Florence has been upgraded to a Category 4 Hurricane so it is time to implement your hurricane preparedness plan and be ready.
You are either leaving town, going to a local shelter or your home is a "safe" place to hunker down for the storm. Florence has rapidly intensified and is likely to hit the East Coast Thursday. Life-threatening storm surge and destructive winds are expected. Massive inland rainfall flooding is expected and tropical storm force winds may arrive as son as Wednesday night.
Your main goal is to try to keep your stress levels under control with prayer and meditation, eat high energy foods, keep your cool and try and make some happy storm memories so the children are not fearful!
The availability of safe water and sanitation facilities, the degree of crowding, the underlying health status of the population, and the availability of healthcare services all interact within the context of the local disease ecology to influence the risk for communicable diseases and death in the affected population.
Beside the damage of roofs, flooding and power lines, when a hurricane finally passes, it can spread deadly disease in its wake. We need to be concerned about Cholera. Cholera is an infectious disease, which can cause severe diarrhea which can lead to dehydration and if untreated, death. Dysentery, an intestinal illness caused by Shigella bacteria, is also known to worsen after hurricanes. Mosquito borne ailments are a concern and pols of water are perfect breeding ground for the insects that transmit diseases. Generally speaking, mosquitoes mean more disease. The concern is people are generally not in the best of shape and any of these factors are a cause for concern.
Flu season is also right around the corner with cases already reported and increased viral activity set to begin early October via the CDC.
Symptoms can begin about 2 days (but can range from 1 to 4 days) after the virus enters the body.
That means that you may be able to pass on the flu to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick. Some people can be infected with the flu virus but have no symptoms. During this time, those people may still spread the virus to others.
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. Psalm 57:1-2
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With family weekend just ending at Coastal Carolina University, I always seem to get questions from my kids friends "parents" regarding nutrition & keeping students healthy during those stressful and poor diet years of college.
My son Logan loves Spring-greens. He will not shop for organic vegetables regularly and he knows to stay away from the sprayed veggies and fruit on campus. So, I get around this struggle by supplying him with the following two products that I call a Salade-in-a-Pill. They are small, easy to swallow, packed with nutrition and he loves them! He knows he can take a full bottle in a day if he needs too for energy! Of course he doesn't do that but the point is NO TOXIC tag-a-longs or preservatives. Pure Green Nutrition his body loves and I know all the macro and micro nutrients his brain & body need are supplied daily.
Springreen has been produced since 1953, and is the original and pioneer of organic cereal grass products. It is a 100% vegetable food, containing 92% dried extracted juices of organically grown cereal grasses: barley, oats, rye and wheat (no chemical fertilizers or insecticides are used); and 8% papain, beets and sea kelp.
The grasses are cut at the young, rapidly growing stage, when the maximum nutrition is in the blade. The juice is extracted from the grass, chilled, and dried to a powder by a low-heat, vacuum dry process. Springreen is made without the use of fillers, binders, or synthetic drying agents, such as maltodextrin (sugar). Every known precaution is taken to preserve the integrity and freshness of the vitamins, minerals, and enzymes naturally present in the dried juice.
The beets used for this product are organically grown. The whole beet (leaves, stems, and root) is juiced, and the extract is vacuum dried at low temperature to retain maximum quantities of the enzymes, vitamins and mineral factors. The drying process does not use fillers, binders, or stabilizers - such as maltodextrin (a sugar that is used as a drying agent). This product, being a concentrate, is nutritionally potent. It takes 200 pounds of beets to make 2 pounds of beet powder. Unlike inorganic sources of iron, the body assimilates iron from the beet root very easily, because iron is found in an organic complex. Beets also contain potassium, magnesium, phosphorous, calcium, sulfur, iodine, vitamins and many trace minerals.
Contact me if you would like to order as they are only sold through Health Care Providers.
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The winter months & shorter days can sure drop the bodies vitamin D level! Lower vitamin D levels mean higher risk for cardiovascular disease. We have so many studies that all point to vitamin D deficiency as a risk factor for heart disease, congestive heart failure, peripheral arterial disease, strokes, high blood pressure and diabetes.
The fact that Vitamin D acts as a hormone has been essentially not taught to patients in the conventional medical model. A quick scan of the science will tell you vitamin D is involved in regulating more than 200 genes throughout the body. It keeps abnormal cells from multiplying in breast tissue and colon tissues. As you get older you you absorb less vitamin D from diet and produce less vitamin D in the skin and if you are not going outside in the early mornings you are at risk for many diseases from low levels of vitamin D. If you are over weight or obese you are at risk for low vitamin D levels because fat cells absorb vitamin D and keep it from circulating throughout the bloodstream.
REMEMBER: Sunscreen will block the vitamin D so get out early in the morning for a long walk while the sun rays are not so intense. You could also try liquid sunscreen that is a favorite for our family. However, at the beach and swimming in the ocean we also combine it with sunscreen applied to the skin.
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No one wants cognitive function to decline with age. Sadly, the body's cells are more susceptible to damage and death as we age. However, there is evidence that simple prevention strategies, such as a diet rich in plant-based foods can help reduce your risk of dementia.
A new study just published reported that drinking concentrated blueberry juice improves brain function in older individuals. Do you worry about Alzheimer's Disease? If so, Blueberries play a role in the reduction of amyloid B protein protein which is high in Alzheimer's Disease patients. The amyloid B protein has been shown to disrupt mitochondrial function which then leads to neuronal cell death.
I really like CogniAid for my patients with a family history of dementia. CogniAid is an herbal formula designed to support healthy memory,, mood and cognitive function. The product contains wild-crafted blueberry, huckberries and bilberries! It also has the medical favorite Vinpocetine also known as Huperzine A which most healthcare providers take to prevent Alzheimers! It also has bacopa monnieri and green tea! What could be better for your brain! No GMO ingredients!
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The Mayo Clinic defines Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) as chronic inflammation of all or part of your digestive tract. IBD primarily includes ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Both usually involve severe diarrhea, pain, fatigue and weight loss. IBD can be debilitating and sometimes leads to life-threatening complications.
According to a new study published last week in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, researchers demonstrated that diet alone can bring pediatric patients with active inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) into remission.
In the study, patients were put on a specific carbohydrate diet (SCD) for 12 weeks. This diet consisted of removing grains, dairy, processed foods and sugars, except for honey. At the end of the study, eighty percent of the patients showed significant improvement and achieved remission from following the diet alone.
Traditionally we find that the medical community approach is focused on symptom management, using various anti-inflammatory medications. There may be some help with anti-inflammatory medication but we must always keep in mind they also could have serious potential side-effects.
Sometimes a more "natural" approach like diet counseling, lifestyle choices, environmental exposures and genetic predisposition are critical factors in IBD and successful treatment approaches and may be the better "initial focus." We must work to address the cause of the condition before we jump to "treating" the condition with medications. Medications typically have serious side-effects associated with them that also must be part of the patient educational teaching.
We can always move to the next step of serious medications should we need to keeping in mind that there is credible evidence that suggests that these approaches may result in furthering the pathological process.
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We love our pets as one of the family and if you are a fan of the Salmon dog treats made by Plato and sold on Amazon you need to read The Health Rangers article this week, Click Here.
Mike Adam's owner of CWC labs tested Plato treats and found alarmingly high levels of toxic mercury that will damage the brain of your pet. It seems we cannot trust many companies today in any industry market. However, one company that I use to purchase treats for my dogs are the great folks at RAW PAWS!
You can purchase anything from food, treats, chews to special diets consisting of free range, antibiotic free, wild caught, hormone free, grain free or even gluten free! Click Here
Remember, if you are gluten free you need to make sure you have no cross-contamination. Purchasing grain free and gluten free dog products is a great idea to keep yourself safe if you have been diagnosed with non-celiac gluten sensitivity disease. Click Here for Gluten Free Product Info
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As a Nurse Practitioner one of the most common concerns patients consult with me about is FATIGUE. Fatigue can be caused from many factors including prescriptive and over-the-counter medications.
Fatigue can be caused by poor nutrition. Poor nutrition is caused from poor quality food or small intestinal issues such as bacterial overgrowth or inflammation. Inflammation leads to poor absorption of micro nutrients and bacterial overgrowth such as candida.
Fatigue can be due to gluten intolerance or food allergies or even non-gluten celiac disease. Fatigue can also be caused from infection, low thyroid levels, poor adrenal health, low magnesium, or even cardiac disease.
All Anemia's need to be ruled out and all blood disorders need to be checked out with basic routine labs. Fatigue can be something serious that you need specialized care or it can something as simple as changing your diet and cleaning up you gut.
One of the most tragic outcomes is having un-diagnosed nutrient deficiencies due to gut issues that could have been reversed if diagnosed early. A simple copper or magnesium or B12 deficiency can cause a very serious disease called neuropathy.
Non- Gluten Celiac Disease is a very complicated disorder and this is one disease that once cured or correctly diagnosed can literally reverse many other diseases. Make sure you work with a healthcare provider that understands the very diverse and complex issues revolving around the diagnosis of non gluten celiac disease.
Another nutritional disorder that can cause severe fatigue is called SIBO which is small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. This disorder typically presents with a set of nutrients that are ALL low across the board. I typically see all heavy metals elevated due to detoxification pathways not working well due to the low minerals.
One quick strategy I recommend while you are working on the multi-factorial issues that surround fatigue and working on a comprehensive care plan with your healthcare provider, is to supplement with a product I really like from Pure Encapsulations called Anti-Fatigue Complex. Click Here for the product.
I like this product because it immediately starts to address the nutritional concerns we typically see when people start to tell us they feel tired all the time. It is usually not you but a deficiency in KEY nutrients that run certain enzyme pathways that you are currently NOT doing.
If critical pathways are not working the result is 100% Fatigue, even if you are in perfect health. For instance the acetyl-l-carnitine is in the product because it is a neurotransmitter function and what it does is relieve mental fatigue, promote memory, support mental clarity and emotional well-being.
Ashwagandha, another ingredient in the product has been shown to promote energy, vitality and immune defense in animal models. There are many other evidenced-based ingredients that all help relieve the symptom of fatigue. So don't guess, get on products that are formulated for your symptoms. This is NOT the only answer but it is one of the answers!
These nutrients must be present to run basic biochemistry pathways in your body. The nutrients in this supplement is designed to promote mental clarity, energy metabolism, immune support and antioxidant defense to relieve occasional mental and physical fatigue.
Try a bottle or two while you are working with someone who can measure what is really going on biochemically and reviewing your diet and prescriptions. There is a million and one reasons someone is fatigue but lets not miss the basics of nutrient deficiency.
At the very least take a formula like Anti-Fatigue Complex while you are working it all out! A medical check-up with routine labs is a good idea as early disease is easier to treat than something that has gone on for too long!
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I am excited to introduce you to Kombucha Tea. I call this drink the place where science and spirituality meet! This bio-fermentation drink is made from organic black and green tea plus a supernatural process called a SCOBY. Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast! The scoby culture will transform your tea into a beverage that has mirco-organisms within it called probiotics. Probiotics are good bacteria that do work in the body. Probiotics are healing for the six foot long small intestine and therefore good for the entire body. It is a super-natural food! Learn about this amazing drink in my book available on amazon in print and kindle. Click here!
I believe that everyone should invest in advanced molecular and biochemical TESTING to get anywhere with fixing physical and mental chronic symptoms. Not disease "management" keeps you alive and may prevent complications for a period of time, but does nothing to heal the body. I teach people how to roll up their sleeves and get to work on implementing the plan once we have diagnosed the root cause of the problem.
Beginning any dietary changes, exercise programs, correcting nutrient deficiencies or detoxification pathways must start with advanced labs. We can't fix anything if we don't have biochemical and molecular data in front of us. For example, do you know that toxic levels of heavy metals can cause non diabetic neuropathy? How about a distended abdomen and belching that is misdiagnosed and treated as GERD but is actually a food allergy or worse a non-diagnosed Gluten Intolerant issue.
The old standard medical model is just that "OLD" and "OUTDATED." Worse it is not keeping up with research!
The medical insurance payers are also operating on a 1960's system and refuses to pay for current evidenced-based laboratory testing. Get passed the problem in your head that your health insurance isn't paying for it. Your life is so critical you can't afford to be outdated.
The Affordable Healthcare Act is not going to fix these issues anytime soon so we must invest in our health and spend the money on testing that can help us live a long healthy life.
An excellent discounted company that has the best pricing in America is Direct Labs. I am a fan of this company because they make it affordable and accessible for people to walk in the door and have whatever test they want to purchase across America. The reduced prices were specifically created by the vision of the owner for the person who needs to pay cash for lab testing. The person who has NO health insurance or can not afford to pay for health insurance.
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Food and Diet is always an experience of growing and learning about the miracles of food and the interaction it has with the cells of your body. Years ago I wrote a blog about my diet that you can read by clicking here!
My nutritional based medical practice requires me to keep up with current research and as many of you know we are finding out that most chronic diseases can be cured with proper nutrition and detoxification strategies.
Today, no one should be ignorant about their body chemistry since we can measure just about every nutrient, detoxification pathway and toxic substances that may be in the blood. Click Here to take a look at just one of many labs that specialize in advanced testing.
Today we basically have 2 camps about Nutrition and Theoretical Research that looks at meat, toxins, immunizations, molecular biology, dairy, biodiversity and grains. We have 2 camps; one is not a fan of meat and the other is a fan of meat but it must be organic and grass fed/finished. Healthy brain fats is the driving force surrounding the bio-diversity animal and meat research. Here are some of the leaders in this Innovative Research! Physicians For Responsible Medicine is one side click here and the other side are the folks who are doing research on biodiversity, grass-fed grass-finished animal products and the damage of grains and gmo's. Click Here and Here
What I am recommending to my patients is ADVANED TESTING! I believe everyone needs to have a Food Allergy Panel done that includes Gluten. I also believe everyone should have a ION Panel done that will give us a picture of you molecular health. Once we have these two pieces of data I will usually want to take a look at the person GUT, with an advanced stool analysis. When we move to this type of advanced testing we are now able to heal disease and not just treat it with pharmaceuticals. Also, we can customize the diet to be EXACTLY on target for an individual.
Today I eat according to my lab testing. If my testing shows I need cultured foods I eat cultured foods. I don't mess around with simplistic testing that tells us nothing. Today, our diets and healthcare management needs to be an exact science with personalized measurements and management! If I eat meat it must be organic, grass-fed and grass-finished. If I eat any dairy it must also be from a farmer I know and grass-fed/grass-finished as well. I measure my B12 consistently as I typically enjoy a more vegan type of diet. I stay away from the grains I have tested intolerant and sensitive and I will only drink clean and filtered water. I supplement with vitamins/minerals/amino acids/fatty acids based on my laboratory testing.
I practice what I teach and I hope you will invest in your long-term health and get yourself tested so you will know exactly what to eat and not to eat! We are all individuals and what is good for me may be the worst food for you! Get testing and know!
Our Vets Are in Chronic PAIN! We Want To Treat Them BUT Nothing Ever Changes.....WE can't obtain Medical Authorization for Pain Management at our Medical Practice.
We fly around the world serving in world medical missions but here at home we struggle daily and cannot give our Veterans the Treatment they deserve. Lawmakers charged with congressional oversight of the department said that issues at VA medical centers and clinics are not confined to certain individual facilities but rather are "deep-seated and systemic." "From delays in care and scandal cover-ups, to rampant unaccountability and a lack of leadership, the VA is an organization challenged at every level" said Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla, and Senate VA Chairman Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga.
We hear a lot of talk and insults in this 2016 Presidential Campaign but as healthcare providers we are living in the "real" world working with hurting people who gave their lives for our freedoms and they cannot get appropriate specialized care. It was in 2015 a Comprehensive Report on Veterans Affairs Department called for a complete overhaul of the system, especially the medical care, noting without change, the department's problems would continue and veterans would be denied the treatment they deserve. Read an article review here. Have you ever had EXTREME neck, back, leg or nerve pain that never goes away? Ever had to sincerely consume narcotics that can't touch the pain? Have you ever cried to your doctor to do SOMETHING?
Word spreads quickly among our veterans and they have all found the best in the business, Dr. Ken! They remain loyal patients and come every month simply because they know we will not stop fighting for them and we are knocking on the doors of our elected officials. Our Vets need interventional pain management treatment not narcotic pills but we cannot accomplish our jobs as healthcare providers with the current leadership.
Today we called AGAIN for what seemed like the millionth time to obtain "authorization" to medically treat our Veteran Patients and AGAIN we were told "we are so far behind we haven't gotten to it yet" the women on the phone said "she didn't realized we have been asking almost daily for 6 months!"
We have gone to the VA and begged, networked and pleaded to please help us fix this problem in the NC/SC Counties we serve. We just cannot get anyone in the Administration to approve any of our authorization request for medical care. We are frustrated and feel completely helpless as we fight for our Vets. We've gone to every Presidential Town Hall that has come through our area regardless of the candidate just to see if the opportunity presented itself to ask about the Vet Medical Care. The only candidate I was actually able to talk to was Jeb Bush due to crowds!
A typical day at our medical practice has a never ending line of Veterans begging for care who we cannot appropriately TREAT because the VA will NOT Authorize Services. Writing prescriptions for narcotics is not the treatment that will heal them. They need interventional pain management that treats the source of the pain.
Our very first patient of 2016 was a VA patient and we asked him what his goals were for the New Year. He said “hopefully I can get a shot.” As we looked through his medical record, indeed once again it had been over 6 months that we have been trying to authorize an Interventional Procedure to treat the source of his pain. We requested 3 times and had no response. The previous year we requested a test which was NEVER approved. He continues in extreme pain and faithfully comes every month for narcotics for the symptom of pain while waiting for VA approval of the TREATMENT for the reason he has pain. He could be healed and he could be free from the 24/7 pain but the VA is incompetent. This is not an isolated situation and it is our common daily experience with VA patients.
This same day we had a VET patient leave the office crying because she was so happy that we found the reason for her pain of 15 months and she finally was approved for her first treatment. She was feeling hopeless that the pain would never end. This led to severe depression and poor quality of life.
We had to make the hard decision this past month to adjust our medical practice so we can help more people and will no longer treat VA patients. The constant phone calls and waiting on the phone with no results is terrible and other patients suffer waiting. We cannot get approval to treat the Vets. We have someone everyday with dramatic and usually complete relief of pain. Sadly, none of these are VA patients because we cannot get the authorization to treat them! Today, the revolving door of VA medial doctor's called and asked why we are not treating the Vets? The VA doctors come and go so much in our Counties that no one ever stays long enough to understand what these local Vets have been dealing with for years!
As South Carolina begin the VOTING PROCESS please remember we are electing a LEADER to run our Nation. We have real issues and we have many in powerful positions who do not know what they are doing. Terrible Leadership, Terrible Corruption. Socialism Is Not The Answer.
2016 Presidential VET Advocacy for our VET Patients!
Here are the TWITTER Questions/Answers to my Super Bowl questions in case my Panther FANs experienced these physical symptoms! Excellent history with a complete review of symptoms and an excellent physical exam makes the finest Health Care Provider!
Twitter Question #1
What Are the Signs and Symptoms of an Arrhythmia?
Many arrhythmias cause no signs or symptoms. When signs or symptoms are present, the most common ones are:
Twitter Question #2
Who Is at Risk for an Arrhythmia?
Arrhythmias are very common in older adults. Atrial fibrillation (a common type of arrhythmia that can cause problems) affects millions of people, and the number is rising.
Most serious arrhythmias affect people older than 60. This is because older adults are more likely to have heart disease and other health problems that can lead to arrhythmias.
Older adults also tend to be more sensitive to the side effects of medicines, some of which can cause arrhythmias. Some medicines used to treat arrhythmias can even cause arrhythmias as a side effect.
Some types of arrhythmia happen more often in children and young adults. Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT), including Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, is more common in young people. PSVT is a fast heart rate that begins and ends suddenly.
Major Risk FactorsArrhythmias are more common in people who have diseases or conditions that weaken the heart, such as:
Keep setting and reaching those goals!
It seems like yesterday it was December and my gang was home and we like to remove ourselves from life and share the holidays with friends and family and basically recharge and goal set for the next year! This year we were getting ready to send Logan and Marena off to Peru for an 8 month medical mission trip! Well, now it's January 25 and I can say that it took until today for me to finally feel like I am getting back into a routine and feeling somewhat organized again.
_Here is why I have been not writing or publishing as much as usual. I am glad to be back and hope we have a wonderful year in HEALTH!
Here is a copy of my New Years Day Facebook Post:
As I Celebrated the New Year last night my family was divided between 2 Countries. So much has happened in the last 24 hours that our head is still spinning but I wanted to give you all an update and share how the LORD works when we sometimes wonder why events are happening (especially at airports) when we are trying to do the Lord's work!
Ken, Logan Willeford and Marena Willeford were detained at customs and missed their flight out of the country over a visa problem and ended up delayed in Miami until the following night. The next night on the flight to Peru Logan woke up his Dad and told him they keep asking for a doctor on the plane. Long story short Ken spent the flight Resuscitating a women and running IV's into her until they arrived in Arequipa and the medical team at the airport took over. The pilots gave Ken 3 bottles of wine as a token of appreciation. (that was really a gift from God that would be needed later....)
Ken got the kids settled in their new home and last night they decided to go out for dinner and watch fireworks in the square. One of the fireworks misfired and somehow hit Marena, in a square that was filled with thousands of people. Needless to say it was traumatic for Ken and Logan as they rolled her on the ground. The locals immediately began pouring their water bottles on her to decrease the heat. Ken later found out they protected their bags and belongings in the craziness of it all and made sure they had everything as they left for home.
Once at home Marena's adrenaline wore off and she began to feel the intense pain from the burning. Ken needed something to help keep her calm and help with her pain and remembered the wine the "pilots" had given him as a gift. He had her drink it down as fast as she could until he could get her cleaned up, medicated and bandaged. Marena had her first drink which completely calmed her down while her pain medicine kicked in and tolerated the cleaning of her skin. And so, the beginning of their medical mission trip begins with bravery as they face a new country, new language, new culture and customs all while our heavenly Father provides and takes care of his sheep on airplanes, in the mission field, and watching fireworks as strangers suddenly become guardian angels and friends!
— in Arequipa, Peru.
The statistics for diabetes are terrible and the only thing worse than the statistics is when God's people get taken out of the game with sickness. Do you know that 86 MILLION people in the United States have diabetes, up from the previous estimate of 26 million in 2010, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and prevention. Here is the scary part.......1 out of 4 people with diabetes don't even know they have it.
Another 86 million adults - more than 1 in 3 have pre-diabetes, where their blood sugar level are higher than normal but not high enough to be classified as type 2 diabetes.
People with diabetes are at increased risk of very serious health complications including vision loss, heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, amputation of toes, feet or legs and premature death.
This can all be prevented if people would monitor their blood frequently and with Direct-to-Consumer affordable labs you can! If a problem is identified you can get very serious about diet, exercise and supplements.. Diabetes can be cured with diet IF it is caught in early and no damage has been done to blood vessels, organs or brain tissue.
Please take advantage of monthly specials at Direct Labs and get yourself tested. Anywhere in the country we will help you find a draw site. Do not let this disease sneak up on you. It is a complete killer of the body and brain and it can be prevented and possibly reversed with the right diet, exercise and supplements. Remember, you can take a massive heart attack and it has nothing to do with cholesterol, but it was poor blood sugar control and poor diet.
According to research studies people with diabetes have a higher-than-average risk of having a heart attack or stroke. These two events strike people with diabetes more than twice as often as people without diabetes. Please, get tested and discuss the results with a healthcare provider! People who are overweight or obese and between 40 -70 years old need to be screened according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. The new recommendations were published in the Oct. 27 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.
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We have an Excellent Cancer Teaching coming up this month that you do not want to miss. Click Here right now to get it on your calendar!
The World Health Organization has stated that 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women alive today will face a cancer diagnosis.
It’s practically guaranteed that cancer will affect you, me, our kids, our parents, our best friends, our spouses…
It’s a sad thought, but it’s the reality we’re facing.
Cancer is a pandemic of global proportions. People’s lives are at stake, and they are dying due to ignorance and misinformation about cancer treatment options.
TTAC’s mission is to educate the world, expose the lies, and eradicate cancer via empowering people with life-saving knowledge and truth relating to all types of cancer treatments.
We will not stop until the entire world is educated and empowered with the knowledge of the truth about cancer.
Join us for this educational seminar on-line and pick up some life-saving strategies that may help you prevent cancer or fight cancer if you have cancer.
Home Schooling starts each day in my home with healthy nutrition. A grass-fed-finished Kefir Smoothie with Organic Vegetables and Fruit is usually how we get started.
You can't preach something you have never lived & that is the problem in healthcare.
We must re-connect the family to organic produce and return to the value systems that CURE society of its never ending use of poisons and toxins on and in food systems.
We don't need more medication we need filtered clean water, healthy meals, and home chemical free gardens, Healthcare needs healers not more employees following the pharmaceutical model.
Chronic disease has devastating consequences and ending up in the operating room is not the life anyone would choose.
In the United States 50 MILLION procedures a year are done as an outpatient and 9.7 million surgeries are performed as in-patient.
Neurodegenerative chronic disease is an extreme concern in healthcare. Once the brain begins to decline it becomes extremely difficult to reverse. We are seeing a rise in ADD/ADHD and also a rise in Alzheimer's.
A two year controlled study was done on 100 school age kids way back in 1970. They followed the kids for 33 years. Long story short we now know that we don't know for sure what the long term effects of medication are on the brain. This is because of the great difficulty of treating patients scientifically and systematically having a way for long term follow-up.
Parents have to weigh the unknowns of long-term medication use against the known risks. Treating ADHD with pharmaceuticals must be weighed against treating with safer diet and lifestyle changes that have shown long term positive results in every area of disease.
Today we have 4 million children ages 4 to 17 diagnosed with ADHD/ADD. 11% are younger school age and 19% are High School students.
Most kids are initially diagnosed between 3 and 6 years old. We must ask the question, who's to blame for putting young children ages 3 to 6 years old on powerful mind altering medications with LONG TERM consequences?
When parents notice the symptoms that is the time to start lifestyle interventions not pharmaceuticals.
I have noticed in my medical practice that little girls present with a parent saying their child has been labeled withdrawn, low self-esteem, anxiety, and name calling as the presenting symptoms that teachers call out as "abnormal." Little boys present with parents telling me teachers have said their son has "lack of focus", running, hitting, inattentiveness and "problem" behavior.
I hear this all the time as I listen to the parents version of what they experience in the school systems. However, these presenting symptoms are completely NORMAL for young children. I worry when boys are not running and taking in their world. Sitting them down at a desk for hours and not expecting a lack of focus would be abnormal in a 6 year old. I'd be thinking anemia from toxic dairy if I saw this in a classroom.
Little girls separated from the security of their homes and put on a bus going to an over crowded institutions at a young age coupled with eating terrible meals at school can only produce anxiety, which also is normal, given the situation.
Prescribing dangerous medications is NOT the long term solution. Fixing the diet and the GUT Imbalance is the answer and it is the root cause of ADD/ADHD. Correcting fast food diets full of sugar and processed chemicals, sterilized, pasteurized, and hormone filled products is where we should focus research.
Antibiotics, dyes, and sprayed produce should be illegal. Testing, evaluating and correcting nutritional deficiencies of minerals, vitamins, amino acids, fatty acids, or antioxidants imbalances should be the primary concern of a practitioner.
Medications will never be able to fix the imbalance of toxins in the body as diagnosed via blood and urine testing. A toxic body and brain certainly correlates to improper behavior of no fault of the child.
The cost of polluting our world is costing tax payers $14,576 per year to treat ADD/ADHD. That is $42.5 BILLION per year in the United States and according to published research that is a conservative estimate. We must and can do better in healthcare policy!
We know medications are NOT the answer because there has been a 42% INCREASE in the diagnosis of ADHD/ADD in the last 8 years. When disease gets worse the treatment protocol is not working.......!
Males are 3x more likely to get labeled a problem student and treated with medications and NOW we have 4% of adults with the diagnoses of ADD/ADHD disorder all taking powerful medications that alter brain chemistry and have NEVER been studied for long term consequences.
Most adults are also on a host of "other" medications for other systemic abnormalities, so now we have drug to drug interactions to study. I cannot stand around and read the newest calculation reported in the literature that every 67 seconds someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease and projected mid-century it will rise to every 33 seconds!
This is not good folks and we must begin to look at our diets, lifestyles, spirituality, stress control, and exercise as one option. As a second option we MUST embrace biochemical-molecular-human terrain medicine. This involves analyzing the GUT for improper imbalances of friendly bacteria verses toxic bacteria that goes on to produce chemicals that make people very sick with every physical and mental symptom.
We have studies that looked at 742,939 kids with ADD/ADHD and there was a 3 fold increase in constipation and a 6 fold increase in fecal incontinence. Do you know what causes constipation and fecal incontinence? This comes from bowel inflammation which comes from poor diet and/or food sensitivities. Bathroom breaks should not be an "organized" planned event. Kids are "holding" bowel movements for hours and that is extremely bad for their ADD/ADHD.
Please feel free to contact me to speak at your church or organization as we work together for the health of all children!
Hello Patients and Friends,
Thanks for stopping by! Here are some very valuable educational sites that you can purchase educational material to put together a Disaster Plan in your homes.
Mobile Survival Plan Click Here
Urban Survival Guide if you cannot get out of the City Click Here
Survive Anything Guide Click Here
Family Survival Course Click Here
Herniated Disk Survival Guide Click Here
Patriot Survival Guide Click Here
Emergency Gear Click Here
Cancer Survival Guide Click Here (Now the people I am most concerned about are the people with cancer who do not have health insurance and the people who may have a cancer tumor arise during a pandemic or a national disaster. Here is a reasonable educational course that will help you learn how to eat and survive with the fatigue and nutritional deficiencies associated with cancer and should medical care not be available or at the very least until medical care is available.
Many people are not exactly sure what to make of World Events playing out before our eyes. My first recommendation is to NOT view the world via the eyes and voices of the media. The Christian Faith of love is growing rapidly all over the world but especially in the most dangerous places like Iran. Click Here to read the facts!
Open Doors is a non-denomination ministry geared to helping Christians under persecution. In 2012, the organization ranked Iran as the fifth worst country in the world for Christian persecution. So keep these facts in mind when you hear that President Obama tells the United Nations, America must not fear the Islamic leaders it is critical for all students of world history to go to sites that are reporting on the topic you need information to evaluate statement made in the Press. Click Here to see the Top 50 List of Countries that Persecute Christians. Click Here
I published an e-book also available as a hard copy on Amazon Concerning The Christian Principle of Love Thy Neighbor with Considerations of Islam in America.while in Seminary. Religious Reform must come from within the Islamic Doctrine and Islamic Leaders because the only factual guide we as American's can go by is what we have seen Islamic leaders do in 50 other countries concerning Christians. We must evaluate the pushing of the Iran Deal and the mistreatment of President Netanyahu as he traveled to America to give us a dark warning and a call to action. Click Here for the complete transcript of Israel President Netanyahu’s address to Congress.
Read the article in the Atlantic, “What ISIS Really Wants,” which lays out the vision of the Islamic State, Graeme Wood quotes Maj. Gen. Michael K. Nagata, who says, “We have not defeated the idea. We do not even understand the idea.” Then, countering those who would separate ISIS from Islam, Wood writes: “The reality is that the Islamic State is Islamic. Very Islamic. … (T)he religion preached by its most ardent followers derives from coherent and even learned interpretations of Islam.”Whether or not you believe ISIS to be the inheritor of “true Islam” or a cruel distortion that is ravaging the world, there is no question that theology (and more specifically, eschatology — a radical Islamic understanding of the end times and ISIS’ role in it) lies at the heart of today’s terrorist activity.
This is why, in January, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi spoke of the Islamic world as being “torn,” “destroyed,” and “being lost by our own hands” because peaceful Muslims are failing to confront the strain of Islamic thinking that has led to today’s crises. The U.S. president may speak of ISIS as “not Islamic” or describe the group as al-Qaida’s “JV team,” but the president of Egypt sees the civil war within Islam as an Islamic battle.
There are some good food sites that I will continue to add to this blog as I research them.Go-Foods is focused on making sure the food isn't toxic and the company has a real focus on healthy packaged food. Click Here They have packages for up to 3 or so years!
You can also stock up on liquid or powered plant minerals that will keep 3 years or more.
Here are some local stores that have a lines of emergency products. Costco, Walmart, and SAMS Club. Here are some sites for Organic Food Storage and Water Filtration that doesn't need power! Gluten Free survival foods is also available and may be critical to those who get very sick eating any gluten.
Emergency Medical Bags are done well at the Jim Baker site. Click Here Finally, check out a review on Glen Beck's recommendation regarding food storage for Disaster Preparedness! Click Here
Every now and then I come across a research site that is so well done and professional that I have to recommend it to everyone I know, professionally and personally! If you love information and you are a health seeker practicing prevention then you will love this site! Click Here to visit Green Med Info but make sure your not in a hurry because you will not be able to leave it!
I am writing to you from the North Myrtle Beach Farmers Market! After 2 hours of Tennis doubles with my 18 year old daughter and a clinic with our Coach Mr. Dave, I was ready for some Farmer's Medicine to energize my dehydrated body! Delicious water with some Microgreens! It doesn't get any better! Small but Mighty to Heal is our God and His Sprouts and Micro Greens! High in protein, calcium, B Vitamins, as well as C, D, E and K! There is only ONE way to heal ANY Chronic Disease and it is God's Garden full of medicinally cleansing hidden and curing substances, some not even discovered yet! Shabbat Shalom Friends! Dr. Carly
Mental Health and Depression is a big issue in today's professionals as well in the general public. Food full of toxins and chemicals has taken its toll on the human body. I counsel people all the time with mild depression, which is people functioning daily but really not feeling happy. Feeling this way is a real bummer and you need to get out of this "stuck" place. Many times its related to your gut and you are not aware that the food you are eating and the micro-nutrients are not getting into your blood stream at the level high enough to make the ever so important brain nutrients.
You don't need to live this way and we can make it better but it does take some time. While we work on the process of what is causing your "feelings" of just not happy or just not "living with excitement" you can begin to load the nutrients daily into your body in a supplement formulated for your brain. The nutrients have to be clean, toxin-free and very well made. After we get you temporarily feeling better its time to work on the cause of poor mental health feelings which can be related to gluten, heavy metals, food sensitivities or a host of other "fixable" problems.
Start the Neuro Mood Pure Pack daily and keep connected right here to follow my teachings. I'll be hosting a Dr. Carly LIVE streaming show once every week that is going to focus on all the preventable problems that many people are dealing with. You may not have a "critical health" issue but any issue is critical to "you" because you know you can feel better, MUCH better, if you had someone to work with or someone to help you.
Another option you have is to join the "Membership" section of this site and take nutrition and detoxification Classes. The membership is very affordable at $10 a month, so anyone & everyone can get the help they need. The Membership Section is my answer to the lack of Prevention and Educational Teaching in Health Care.
My 3 goals for healthcare;
(1) reduce cost
(2) teach health strategies
(3) improve the health of the family