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Allergies and Food Sensitivities

Question: Dr. T, thanks for writing my college a letter explaining my special health needs arising from my chemical sensitivities and food sensitivities and my related dietary requirements. As you know, my nutritional demands depart radically from the School Lunch program, which derives its inspiration from the SAD- Standard American Diet. I received some resistance from the school officials, who...

Alzheimer's Disease

Adapted from the book "BrainRecovery.com" by David Perlmutter, MD Board-Certified Neurologist At present, approximately 4.5 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease. By the year 2030, it has been estimated that this number will approach 9 million. Prevalence of Alzheimer's disease has been estimated to be 50% in individuals 85 years or older-the most rapidly growing segment of...

Amazing Tropical Retreat and Himalayan Adventure

This newsletter will surprise you with in-depth articles about an unforgettable Nepal and Sri Lanka extravaganza, and about Functional Medicine. Also, get up-to-date news about recent and upcoming events and activities at Ecopolitan Communities around the world!

Asthma

Asthma is a disease in which inflammation of the airways restricts airflow in and out of the lungs. The word asthma comes from the Greek word for "panting." The panting and wheezing sound characteristic of asthma occur because of the restricted flow of air. Normally, when you breathe in an irritant or are subjected to a stressor such as exercise, your airways relax and open, allowing...

August 2018 Foraging Retreat with Dr. T

Four Days of Foraging - A Retreat with Ecopolitan Founder Dr. T: Health Education, Nutrition, & Fun in Nature Near Menomonie, Wisconsin - just one hour drive from the Twin Cities! Arrive: Wednesday, August 1 (between 7:00-9:00 PM) or Thursday, August 2 (between 6:00-8:00 AM) Depart: Sunday, August 5 (afternoon) Lectures and Activities Provided by Dr. T: 1. Introduction to Foraging &...

Autoimmune Conditions

Examples of autoimmune conditions include the following: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) Type 1 diabetes Crohn's Disease Hashimoto's thyroiditis Neurological diseases Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Glomerulanephritis Pernicious Anaemia Goodpasture's syndrome Scleroderma Raynaud's Phenomenon Lupus (e.g., systemic lupus erythematosus [SLE]) Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)...

Blood Interpretation

Cholesterol Cholesterol values should only be analyzed after a 12 hour fast. Further, the physician must be aware that the patient's posture prior to the blood draw is significant. If the patient has been in a recumbent posture for more than 20 minutes, cholesterol values may be up to 15% lower than normal. Cholesterol is a blood fat which is the prime building block component to make...

Blood Sugar Dysregulation / Metabolic Syndrome

General nutritional support strategies for individuals with any dysglycemic response. i.e. Metabolic Syndrome (lnsulin Resistance and Hyperinsulinemia) Type II Diabetes Reactive Hypoglycemia. NOTE: "Type 1 Diabetes" see Autoimmune Section  

Body Composition

All experts agree that obesity, even being overweight, contributes heavily to all degenerative disease. The United States Surgeon General stated that a failure to address excessive weight and obesity "could wipe out the gains we've made in areas such as heart disease, several forms of cancer, and other chronic health problems." Although attempts to lose weight are common in the...

Cancer

What are the nutritional strategies in treatment of cancer? Here is your guide to enhancing the immune / antioxidant status, enzyme therapy, chemotherapy and / or radiation therapy support and suggested nutritional supplementation.

Cardiovascular Disease

Definitions of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors Total cholesterol Cholesterol is a waxy fat like substance. Total cholesterol refers to the sum of the different sub-fractions of cholesterol that are measured in the blood. Total cholesterol is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The National Cholesterol Education Program says 240 is considered high. A person with this level...

Chemical Sensitivity - How to Treat my Chemical Sensitivities?

Question: I have been sensitive to various chemicals and perfumes lately, while my friends don’t seem to be bothered. Why?

Coconut Oil - the Saturated Fat Myth

Question: What is the deal with coconut oil? I hear that it is "wonder oil." How is that possible considering that is among the oils highest in saturated fat?

Depression

Depression is a major problem in the United States. Nearly 15 million Americans will suffer true clinical depression each year. Depression is also a big business for drug companies, especially for the maker of Prozac-Eli Lilly and Company. The good news is that there are natural measures to deal with depression that are both safer and more effective.

Directions

Here are your directions on how to reach the Ecopolitan building. Enjoy your way! Ecopolitan's Address: 2409 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Ear Dysfunction - Infection (Otitis Media)

Acute otitis media is a viral or bacterial infection of the middle ear, usually secondary to a URI. It is most common in children six to 36 months old and then again at 4-7 years old. It is the most frequent diagnosis of children in a clinical setting, and it is estimated that about 2 billion dollars spent each year for conventional medical and surgical treatment of the condition.

Ecopolitan February 2012 Newsletter

Our monthly newsletters are back! Here, you’ll receive information on Dr. T’s lecture schedule, Ecopolitan events and news, and health tips. Our goal with the monthly updates is to help you live your best eco-raw life - an educated lifestyle that harmonizes health sciences, nutrition, ecology, and community to promote a sustainable future on Earth!

Eco-Trek and Nepali Community Tour - Autumn 2011

See Two Countries in One Trans-Pacific Trip! Mardi Himal/Gorkha Eco-Trek and Nepali Community Tour, Optional Tropical Thai Mini-Retreat, plus much more! Guided by Dr. T, this Group Adventure also Supports Sustainable Rural Development and Education for Poor Nepali Children and Orphans Exploring the Himalayas, Authentic Nepali Village Life, the Jungles of Chitwan National Park, Everest Learning...

Eco-Trek and Nepali Community Tour - Spring 2011

Mardi Himal Rhododendron Bloom Eco-Trek and Nepali Community Tour, and much more! Guided by Dr. T, this Group Adventure Also Supports Sustainable Rural Development and Education for Poor Nepali Children and Orphans Exploring The Himalayas, Authentic Nepali Village Life, The Spiritual Birthplace of Buddha, Chitwan Jungle Park, and Magnificent World Heritage Site Temples  ~ March 23 - April 8,...

Electrical Pollution, Its Health Effects, and the Solution

The following article was sent to our newsletter subscriber at January, 2005. Visit our new EMF Pollution Remediation website for updated articles, solutions, and certification courses.  

EMDR/BSP/MTTG

EMDR/BSP/MTTG

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Brainspotting (BSP) and Multi-Tiered Trans-Generational Genogram (MTTG) Healthiness can be defined as a state of physical, social, mental and emotional well-being. True wellness requires attention to health at all levels; when one part of the system breaks down, it affects each of the others. Modern therapists have developed new ways to...

Epigenetics, Detoxification, and You

I am back from an arduous lecture-and-patients tour of Israel and Italy! After seeing nutritional and skin-lesion patients in the Tel Aviv area, I traveled a bit north to lecture at an environmental health conference, focusing on the connection between our genetics and susceptibility to illness as a result of environmental, nutritional, hormonal, and emotional influences.

Everything in Moderation

"Everything in Moderation" - Is this a good nutritional habit? What common food ingredients are truly safe to eat "in moderation"? What are the side effects? And when can we really allow ourselves to eat in moderation?

Eye Conditions

Cataracts   Cataracts are clumps of protein that collect on the lens of an eye and interfere with vision. Normally, light passes through the lens (the clear tissue behind the pupil) and focuses on the retina. The retina is the light-sensitive layer of the eye that sends visual signals to the brain. A cataract occurs when the normally clear lens becomes cloudy. Most cataracts develop slowly...

Female Conditions

Amenorrhea Absence of menstruation. Amenorrhea may be primary (the girl has never begun her periods) or secondary (the woman had her periods once and then stopped having them). Physiologic amenorrhea is the lack of menses before menarche, during pregnancy and early lactation, and after menopause (all considered normal). All other causes of amenorrhea are pathologic.   Causes of Primary...

Fibromyalgia

Adapted from "Nutritional Therapies for Fibromyalgia Syndrome", written by Kristi Hughes, ND Fibromyalgia is a syndrome characterized by generalized musculoskeletal pain and stiffness, chronic aching, fatigue, and multiple areas of local tenderness that can be identified during physical examination.   Research studies suggest that fibromyalgia pain may be the result of a...

Garlic Health: Is Garlic a Villain or Benefactor?

Many of my patients and audience members at lectures have asked me the above-titled question using different verbiages on different occasions. Why ask about garlic, the food we love to spice our meals with so often, despite the attendant aroma?

Gold Standards

Many times during the last three years, people have expressed concerns about the cleanliness of restaurant food in general and about what Ecopolitan is doing about it in particular. So here's the scoop:

Healthy Eating During Pregnancy

Question: hello - do you offer any resources, literature, counselling on staying raw during our pregnancy and during the birth? We are about 1 month pregnant and are having trouble finding info on this. Thank you for what you do.

Healthy Restaurant - Food Poisoning Symptoms?

Question: I just wanted to let you know... I ate at your healthy restaurant last night. I had the "RawVioli," which was delicious. I was, in fact, very impressed. However, shortly thereafter I experienced what seems suspiciously like food poisoning symptoms. Maybe my stomach simply couldn't handle all that raw-ness, but the symptoms conform to my past experiences with food poisoning.

Holistic Science: Effective or Placebo Effect?

Some of my patients occasionally speak with their friends who happen to be allopathic doctors (orthodox medical-industrial doctors) about their medical care for chronic medical conditions (with which they had no good results until using functional medicine). These medical friends often claim in response that there is "no science" in the practice of non-allopathic health practitioners and...

How to Eat Raw Organic Plant Food?

How to Eat Raw Organic Plant Food?

Organic, fresh, wholseme, unprocessed, uncooked vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds are great for your body (see why). But what is the best way to start eating raw food? Here are your essential tips.

Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2)

Question: My community-mate needs some convincing as of why hydrogen peroxide is a safe product to be used to improve hygiene in our community and educational center, here's what he wrote - can you write a brief answer to calm him down? -  "After hearing about it, I was fully prepared to accept hydrogen peroxide as an alternative to soap. This morning I decided to look for some...

Intervertebral Disc Disease

Rupture of the annulus fibroses causing leaking of the nucleus pulposus into the intradural space. Also called herniated disc, herniated nucleus pulposus, ruptured disc, or disc syndrome. The cause is degeneration of the fibers of the annulus fibrosus, or trauma of the area leading to the rupture of the annulus. Rupture usually occurs at middle age or older. Then, the normal pressure that...

Iris A. (March 2013 Trek)

I have been thinking and dreaming about the trip. It sure had a profound effect on me. I came with somewhat different expectations to what I found and it has been a journey of discovery for me. Nature helped me connect to myself. I treasure those moments of walking in solitude in the woods. Free of western distractions, my thoughts and feelings had raw and true quality. 

Iso-D3

Question: I listened to the "truth" series and learned so much that helped me really understand what my body needed to be healthy.  You really dispelled some important myths for me.  It was a real relief to know I didn't need as much protein as I'd been taught.  Everything you said helped me understand why I felt worse when I was eating the way Dr. Perricone...

James Martin Transformed

My name is James Martin and I am 59 years old. Most of my life I have been a very healthy person, a very energetic outgoing person, fun person, loved to be around people, loved to be active and always had an extremely vigorous appetite. I love to eat. I was raised around good cooks. My mother, grandmother and ex-wife were great cooks. And eating was always a very, very big thing with me. I ate...

Logistics and Details for Your Stay

Logistics and Details for Your Stay

Because it is important to avoid intense sun exposure for three months after the procedure, Novadermy is only offered during the winter months. In order to ensure the very best support for your experience with Novadermy, groups are limited to a maximum of 15 people.  Please note: there is a minimum of 4 people per group to hold a session. Please be sure to notify our office as early as...

M2PK Pricing and Sample Reports, Plus A New Gift

M2PK Pricing If you can't see the PDF content, Press here to Download. Sample Reports If you can't see the PDF content, Press here to Download. FDH PLUS M2PK Sample Test If you can't see the PDF content, Press here to Download. Special Announcement & Gift In 2 weeks we will launch a unique package of 5-videos about nature & health from Dr. Tel-Oren. In this package you...

March 2015 Thailand Retreat

 days with Dr. T, plus his revolutionary Vmix Bone & Muscle Strength & Toning Routine! This adventure starts immediately prior to Dr. T's Humanitarian Eco-Trek in Nepal (March 15-28) - both trips can be combined to introduce 2 countries instead of one, for the same long flight...

Medical Laborarory Tests and Health Screens

Read about advanced medical laboratory tests and health screens you can order. The lab tests help to detect functional changes in the body. Those changes indicate health challenges which must be treated for the body to remain in good health. Functional lab tests allow common conditions to be detected five years in advance, when there is still a chance to treat them with nutritional medicine.

Myofibrositis

Scar-type tissue causing restriction of tissue motion. Traumatic tearing of soft tissues or long standing muscle spasms cause production of thixotropic gel which organizes itself into collagen scar tissue. This is the body's attempt to stabilize what is perceived as injury. Three problems result from this scar formation:

Nepali Eco-Trek FAQ

FAQ –Nepali Humanitarian Eco-Trek with Dr. Tel-Oren When trek participants arrive in Kathmandu will there be someone at the airport to meet them? Please provide Angie with your complete & accurate flight information (arrival date/time, departure city). A team member will hold up a sign with your name on it and will then transport you to the hotel. If there is a problem (flight delay,...

Novadermy - Before & After

Novadermy - Before & After

**Important Note About These Pictures** "After" pictures were taken immediately following the Novadermy procedure. In some cases the oily or shiny appearance is due to the oil that is applied for the 12 hours immediately at the end of the procedure. Complexions will continue to improve as the new skin matures during the next three months. Studies published in...

Novadermy -  Frequently Asked Questions

Novadermy - Frequently Asked Questions

How is Novadermy different from other rejuvenation procedures? This procedure is NOT a face lift, it is not a temporary superficial chemical peel, and no toxins are injected into the face. Novadermy has successfully prevented many people from having surgery, which has many side effects, including scarring, long recovery time, altered facial structure, toxicity (anesthetics and their many...

October 2015 Thailand Retreat

7 days with Dr. T, plus his revolutionary Vmix Bone & Muscle Strength & Toning Routine! This adventure starts immediately prior to Dr. T's Humanitarian Eco-Trek in Nepal (October 22-November 3) - both trips can be combined to introduce 2 countries instead of one, for the same long flight...

On Tour and On TV!

I just came back from a snowy Montreal where I gave 2 lectures; "7 Foods to Avoid to Allow for Meaningful Detoxification " and "An Introduction to the Functional and Nutritional Treatments for Behavioral and Developmental Disorders (Autism Spectrum, PDD, ADD, ADHD)."  I also provided consultations and skin treatments, as I do in so many other locations. It was wonderfully...

Or's Testimonial

A few days ago I have returned from a trekking trip to Nepal that was guided by Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren (“Dr. T”). Among the mostly-American group members, there were two other Israelis, Shai and Anna, who returned at the same time and will share their own experience of this trip.  I will not provide all the details of the trip at this time, nor will I copy everything that I...

Osteoporosis

A decreased density of bone compared to normal bone mass of age and sex matched controls. It is the most prevalent bone disease in the world. There are many factors that can contribute to osteoporosis, the most common is postmenopausal, estrogen deficient osteoporosis. More than one-half of women in the United States who are 50 years of age or older will have documented osteoporosis,...

Pain/Inflammation Management

A feeling of distress, suffering, or agony caused by stimulation of specialized nerve endings. The sensation we feel as pain is produced through a number of complex biochemical interactions. These interactions can be likened to a battle between the good guys, the body's natural pain relieving force, and the bad guys, the pain producers. When the good guys are winning the battle, we are not...

PDD Tests and Treatment

Question: A parent to a PDD child is interested in doing functional laboratory tests in order to get more information and suggest healing alternatives. I offered her the OAT  and the toxic elements but she wanted to know if there is a test which can give more information both on the PDD problem and on vaccination. Is the Detoxi-Genomic test suitable for this purpose? Would it give her also...

Peanut Butter - why it's best to avoid it

Question: I know that peanut butter is not good for me (I can feel it), but I'd like to know why!

Periodontal Disease

Gingivitis, Periodontitis, and Scorbutic Gums Periodontal disease is a scourge on our society. It accounts for more lost teeth in adulthood than any other dental problem. Gum disease will affect nine out of ten Americans, and one out of every four persons will lose all their teeth to periodontal disease by age 60. Thirty-two million Americans have gum disease right now in such an advanced state...

Polymyalgia Rheumatica

What is polymyalgia rheumatica? Polymyalgia rheumatica (pronounced pah-lee-my-al-jah room-at-i-ca) is a type of arthritis that affects the muscles. It does not affect the bones, or the joints, which are the spots where two bones come together. It causes muscles to become stiff, tender and very sore.  This is called inflammation. Even though the muscles are sore they do not become weak.

Raw Food - Monitoring your Health

Question: Hello Dr. T- Hope all is going well! Here is a question I just got & thought you could help with a better answer. Thanks - "Lorie". "Lorie", when you first started on the 100% raw diet, did you consult with a physician and got blood work done to make sure you're on the right track?  H. told me briefly about the muscle test and we did read about it...

Raw Food, Weight Loss and Nursing

QUESTION: I am 26 years old and have been between 80%-100% raw vegan for the past 6 years. I have just had my first baby in January of ''09 and I reverted to a mostly cooked vegan diet throughout pregnancy and gained 30 lbs. However, now I am nursing my baby exclusively and have returned to about a 95% raw diet. I thought this would not only increase my energy levels, but also help my lose...

Reducing Cholesterol Naturally

Question: I have been told that I have a total cholesterol of 278/HDL of 60. My doctor put me on a statin which was not good for my liver. He then put me on another statin which caused muscle aches, nausea, and lethargy. What can I do that will be more natural but get my cholesterol down?

Reducing Cholesterol Naturally

Question: I have been told that I have a total cholesterol of 278/HDL of 60. My doctor put me on a statin which was not good for my liver. He then put me on another statin which caused muscle aches, nausea, and lethargy. What can I do that will be more natural but get my cholesterol down?

Rheumatoid Arthritis

The Natural Approach Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the entire body but especially the synovial membranes of the joints. It is a classic example of an "autoimmune disease," a condition in which the body's immune system attacks the body's own tissue. Although rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic disease, it affects primarily the joints. The...

Skin Conditions

Acne Vulgaris   An inflammatory disease most commonly seen in teenagers. It affects areas where sebaceous glands are largest, most numerous, and most active. Mild cases consisting of few residual signs except possibly dilated pores, and the development  of the comedo, or blackhead,  may progress through more pathological  stages of ruptured sebaceous ducts, pustule formation,...

Solar Keratosis - A Common Pre-Cancer Skin Condition

Solar keratosis, also known as actinic keratosis, is a pre-cancerous skin condition, whereby patches of the skin become rough, crusty, or scaly, and ultimately develop into thick dry bumps that may occasionally slough off and re-form, frequently leading to squamous cell carcinoma (a common yet serious skin cancer). These patches may vary greatly in thickness, color, pigment density, and diameter...

Spring 2016 Thailand Retreat

Authentic Thailand - Tropical Fruit, Vegan Thai Cuisine, and Beachfront Retreat: March 29 - April 4, 2016

Stress

The many faces of stress Stress manifests differently depending on the individual, influencing many biological processes that begin in the brain and spread through nearly all body systems - including the adrenals, thyroid, neurotransmitter systems, digestive system, and heart. Consistent stress over long periods of time can become a serious threat to maintaining lifelong wellness as so much energy...

Tess Baril's Testimonial

Audience Response from Dr. T's Fall 2011 Lecture at Harvard University I wanted to thank you for inviting me to Dr. Tel-Oren’s lecture at Harvard. I went into the talk a bit skeptical of “alternative healthcare,” but I soon discovered that what Dr. T was discussing was logical and backed up by a lot of scientific research and personal experience. Being a biology major and...

Testimonial by a local diner

Dear Ecopolitan, I am a 53-year-old woman from South Minneapolis, slightly overweight, who has discovered raw food (living foods) just 3 weeks ago, upon visiting Ecopolitan restaurant, enjoying your delicious raw cuisine (and organic wine...) immensely, and reading the literature you generously made available to me. I became almost entirely a raw-foodist two weeks ago, and the changes in my body...

The Power of Raw Foods Online Event

  Take Charge of Your Health with the Power of Raw Foods Author - Speaker: Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren, MD, DC, CCN You’re invited to join me and 28+ brilliant vegan doctors and raw food experts to gain a deeper understanding of the whole food vegan lifestyle. When raw plant foods predominate, the body will be cleansed internally, liberating our boundless energy. Learn why raw vegan foods...

The Roof of Africa & Beyond

An Account of Dr. Tel-Oren's Adventures in Tanzania, Africa: Safari, Nutritional Research, and Climbing Kilimanjaro Drug-Free and Altitude Sickness-Free (Transcribed from Dr. T's Tuesday Lecture at Ecopolitan in February 2010).

The Truth About Your Food

The Truth About Your Food

The Standard American Diet has resulted in a downward spiral of human health despite the country's affluence and abundant resources. Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren brings new information to the table on how to take control of your health, and save your life.

Trace Mineral Drops

Trace Mineral Drops

ConcenTrace® Trace Mineral Drops concen-trace-mineralsThe Most Powerful, Natural, Health Giving Trace Minerals in the World. Formulated by Nature for Greater Bio Health and Body Mineral Balancing.  From Utah's Inland Sea Soluble · Liquid · Ionic

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) / Bladder Infection (Cystitis)

Symptoms Urinary urgency. Urinary frequency. Painful urination. These are relatively common symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI), although only about half of those who acquire a UTI are symptomatic. People most prone to UTIs are women of childbearing age.

Way Too Much Protein

Many of you may have heard Dr. T talk about protein and how too much protein can be compromising your health.  He uses the analogy that protein is dirty fuel and it is like running it through your engine without a catalytic converter.  There are many reasons to not over consume on protein and I would like to comment and share additional reason to the rhyme.

What is Eco-Raw Living? How is it "beyond raw food diet"?

EcoRaw Living is not only a natural way to satisfy our taste buds and nutrient needs without  compromising the principles of ecology, sustainability, and nutritional health. It is a complete approach to life, involving every aspect of cellular nutrition and health that is known to science: Unlike other lifestyle approaches, including many raw food paths that often sadly focus on...

What We SHOULD Eat

1.  Nutrient-Dense Leafy Greens -  daily, unlimited amounts!  The more the better! One or two types at any time. Explore the many kinds. Try kale, mustard greens, collards, dandelion greens, arugula, beet greens, parsley, cilantro, spinach, swiss chard, endive, green and red lettuce, turnip greens, lamb’s lettuce, watercress, fresh herbs, etc…...

Why Eco-Adventures?

In this newsletter you will discover:   Revolutionary NEW scientific method to prevent serious illnesses and degenerative diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, and fungus that colonize our bodies because of modern living. Personal account of Dr. T's trip to Tanzania, learning about indigenous human nutrition and African wildlife, and his record speed climb up Kilimanjaro without...