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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.

About Ecopolitan

About Ecopolitan

Visit Ecopolitan's Eco-Health Network to get science-based eco-health information and products, and engage in activities

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?

Tests and Functional Medicine Services

Exciting News!  Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren (Dr. T) and his staff here at the Ecopolitan Eco-Health Community are pleased to announce the arrival of the highly-anticipated Stool Antigen Tests.  Dr. T has customized these simple and non-invasive food panels, which reveal any sensitivities towards common food-proteins and gluten (and the presence of celiac) with the greatest accuracy available...

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...

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...

March 2014 Nepali Eco-Trek

March 2014 Nepali Eco-Trek

Join us for an adventure that includes an off-the-beaten-path trek of the magnificent Himalayas, an authentic Nepali community tour, a jungle safari in Chitwan National Park, a World Heritage Site tour, and much more! Guided by Dr. T, this group adventure also supports sustainable rural development and education for poor Nepali children and orphans. These unique tours encompass two Himalayan...

Spring Nepali Eco-Trek - March 2013

Join us for an adventure that includes an off-the-beaten-path trek of the magnificent Himalayas, an authentic Nepali community tour, a jungle safari in Chitwan National Park, a World Heritage Site tour, and much more! Guided by Dr. T, this group adventure also supports sustainable rural development and education for poor Nepali children and orphans. These unique tours encompass two Himalayan...

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,...

Eco-Trek and Nepali Community Tour - Spring 2012

One-Of-A-Kind Himalayan Eco-Trek, Nepali Community Tour, and Much More! Explore the Himalayas, Experience Authentic Nepali Village Life, View Magnificent World Heritage Site Temples, Explore Chitwan National Park, Support the Everest Learning Academy for Disadvantaged Children, and Take Part in a Humanitarian Program Designed to Fight Racism in Nepal. ~March 16-31, 2012 – Rhododendron Bloom~

Nepali Eco-Trek & Community Tour - Autumn 2012

1.Nepali Community Tour ~ September 24th – October 4th, 2012 ~ 2. One-Of-A-Kind Himalayan Eco-Trek  ~ October 3rd – 17th, 2012 ~

Ecopolitan May 2012 Newsletter

Here's our monthly newsletter from Ecopolitan —giving you the latest and greatest information and news on Dr. T’s lecture schedule, Ecopolitan events and news, and health tips.

Ecopolitan April 2012 Newsletter

Here's our monthly newsletter from Ecopolitan —giving you the latest and greatest information and news on Dr. T’s lecture schedule, Ecopolitan events and news, and health tips.

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...

Foraging, Herbology, and Mangoes, it must be Spring!

When I was in Israel (the Galilee) and Italy (Tuscany) a few weeks ago, I went foraging a bit (see those pictures and other foraging  pictures in the blog). Even in Victoria, BC last week I found some time with my hosts to eat some wild plants (but not in Seattle, Olympia area, and Portland - I wish there was more time!). Each country and State with its own micro-climate supports its own...

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...

About Dr. T

About Dr. T

Prof. Adiel Tel-Oren ("Dr. T") MD, DC, DABFM, DABCN, CCN - Health & Nutrition Science Expert; Holistic Skin Scientist; World-Wide Lecturer to Doctors, Health Practitioners, & the Public; Founder of the "Tel-Oren MucoCutaneous Therapy" - a Non-Surgical, Non-Medical Approach to Skin and Mucous Lesions; Skin & Anti-Aging Diagnostics and Therapeutics Innovator;...

Learning raw eating - E-Insight

Remember, "raw eating" is not a "diet" to "learn about" from other people or "gurus" - it is the way we were all supposed to eat (and were eating) when we were living naturally and only ate the natural unprocessed food that surrounded us. It's not a diet because it doesn't tell you specifically what to eat- -only what not to eat - to generally avoid...

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.

Why Eat Raw Organic Plant Food?

Why Eat Raw Organic Plant Food?

What would you give for fewer colds/allergies, more energy, a slender body, a sharper mind, clear skin, better digestion, and slashed risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, gallstones, infections, and premature death? No drug or surgery or supplement can give you all these. But a natural diet and lifestyle can.

Natural Mole Removal

Question: I have a mole on my face (near my nose) since I was born. It has not changed, but it sometimes itches. Is there any risk involved with keeping it? I don't particularly like it, and others have commented on it occasionally or just stared at it...  

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...

Sustainability in Restaurants and other Businesses

Question: I’ve read somewhere a quotation by someone who said that the Ecopolitan is the most ecological restaurant in the world. Can you confirm or explain that statement?

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?

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?

Always Tired - Why am I Always Feeling So Tired?

Question: I have been told by my doctor that it’s “normal” for me to be always tired, because of my age (63). Is that true?

Overcoming Resistance to Holistic Medicine

Question: My 9 year old daughter has chronic recurring urinary tract infection, and has been under medical care (antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs) for many years, without success. I want to try another approach, but my husband's parents are medical doctors and they resist any alternative approach. I would like to have a consultation with you for examination and diagnosis, but first I must...

The Inspiration & Purpose Behind Eco Global Retreats & Adventures

People often ask me why I have decided, as a part of my life's mission, to occupy myself with ecological tourism and the organization of global adventures, especially in light of how busy I am with other projects, including various clinics in and out of the USA, the expanding international Ecopolitan Eco-Health Network, web-based projects, inventions, local and international lectures, writing,...

The Pathogenicity of Resistant Bacterial Colonies, Viruses, and Molds

Virulent microorganisms, when allowed to proliferate in the body, are major contributors to inflammation, toxins, free radicals, and stress, leading to degenerative disease and premature aging. Therefore, we must find ways to inhibit the overgrowth of pathogenic fungi, bacteria, and viruses in the lungs, gut, internal organs, tissues, and ducts.  

Are You Concerned About Cancer?

Are You Concerned About Cancer?

While the medical community appears to be struggling ferociously with the specter of malignant disease, statistics show that in the last few decades cancer rates have been steadily increasing. Alarmingly, it is now estimated that one of three Americans will have had cancer during his or her lifetime. Should this trend continue, within several years it is likely that one of every two Americans will...

Milk and "Strong Bones"

During many of my lectures here and abroad about the detriment of society's obsessive consumption of dairy products, I noticed that my audiences seemed amenable enough to digesting the scientifically proven facts regarding the close association between milk products and many kinds of cancer, asthma, infections, allergies, auto-immune disease, inflammation, arthritis, weight gain, many...

Functional Medicine and Beyond

By Prof. Adiel Tel-Oren, MD (Europe), CCN, DABFM, DACBN, LN, DC(ret), DABOM, FABDA; Practice Focus: Nutritional, Environmental, & Functional Medicine President & Founder, Ecopolitan Eco-Health Network (www.ecopolitan.com) President Emeritus & Professor of Nutrition and Functional Medicine, University of Natural Medicine

Acid Reflux - Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a disorder in which contents of the stomach or small intestine repeatedly move back up into the esophagus (tube connecting the throat to the stomach). This regurgitating action is called reflux. Reflux causes heartburn, and although most people have an attack of heartburn at some point in their lives, persistent reflux and severe heartburn may indicate...

ADD / ADHD

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most commonly diagnosed behavioral disorder of childhood, estimated to affect between 3% and 5% of school-aged children. The core symptoms of ADHD include inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Although many people occasionally have difficulty sitting still, paying attention, or controlling impulsive behavior, these behaviors are so...

ADD/ADHD/AUTISM/PDD Phd Dissertation

The Effect of Biological Treatment on Behavior and Communication of Children on the Autistic Spectrum Thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy At the University of Natural Medicine, Santa Fe by Anva Ohn-Bar, M.S. OTR Amirim, Israel May, 2006

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...

Angina Pectoris

Angina Pectoris is defined as Acute pain in the chest resulting from decreased blood supply to the heart muscle (myocardial ischemia).  A syndrome  due  to  myocardial oxygen deficit, characterized by prolonged substernal, thoracic pain which is precipitated chiefly by emotion, exercise, or the ingestion of a heavy meal.  It is caused by a temporary inability of the...

Ankylosis Spondylitis

Ankylosis Spondylitis is defined as a chronic and generally progressive inflammatory arthritic disease affecting the spinal joints and adjacent connective tissues. Also called "Marie Strumpell Disease." This appears to be a disease mainly of young men aged 10-30 years old. It seems to have a genetic component, as it is seen in male relatives and especially in patients with...

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...

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...

October 2017 Eco-Trek

Humanitarian Eco-Trek in Nepal: October 6-18, 2017 Join us for an adventure that includes an off-the-beaten-path trek of the magnificent Himalayas, an authentic Nepali community tour, a jungle safari in Chitwan National Park, a World Heritage Site tour, and much more! Guided by Dr. T, this group adventure also supports sustainable rural development and education for poor Nepali children and...

Infrared Sauna

Infrared Sauna

Welcome to the Ecopolitan's Infrared Sauna. Relax in the cedar chamber for infrared treatment anytime you wish. Step in and listen to music, read or meditate as you experience the therapeutic benefits of Ecopolitan's infrared thermal sauna. You'll emerge feeling refreshed, detoxified and rejuvenated. Call us at: 612-87-GREEN (612-874-7336) to schedule a session, or just stop by during...

Blemish Removal

Skin Growth and Blemish Removal Gentle, Non-surgical, Painless, Esthetic Performed by Doctor Adiel Tel-Oren, MD (Europe), DC (Ret.), CCN  

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 challanges 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....

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…...

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).

Nutritional Consultations

The following information will help you prepare for your consultation appointment with Dr. T, if you seek his guidance on your quest for health and wellness:

Parkinson's Disease

A chronic progressive CNS disorder characterized by slowness of purposeful movement, resting tremors, and muscle rigidity.  Also called "Parkinsonism" and "Paralysis Agitans" Dorland's Medical Dictionary describes the Parkinsonian complex as "neurologic disorders characterized by hypokinesia, tremors and muscular rigidity. It typically occurs late in life,...

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.

Prostatitis (Prostatic Hypertrophy, Benign)

Pathology A common entity which occurs in about four out of every five men in America over the age of   50 years. It is characterized by the growth of multiple fibroadenomatous nodules enlarging the prostate gland and compromising the urethra causing variable degrees of bladder outlet obstruction.

Restless Legs Syndrome and Leg Cramps

Leg Cramps: Nocturnal leg cramps constitute a relatively common complaint in the general practice of medicine and may be very distressing to the patient. Not only is the cause obscure and the treatment relatively unsatisfactory, but even its proper medical name, systremma (anything twisted up together), is unknown to most physicians.

Sciatica

A specific entity with many causes. Involves inflammation of the great sciatic nerve and presents as acute or chronic pain down the back of the leg originating in the buttock and extending to the foot. Pressure can originate in the nerve roots, as in discopathy or facet syndrome, or can be caused by the gluteal muscles or piriformis tightening over the nerve. Gluteal muscle spasm is often...

Sinusitis / Hayfever / Allergic Rhinitis

An inflammation or infection in the paranasal sinuses. The most common inciting agent of sinusitis is a viral upper respiratory infection, although bacteria, fungi, and allergic reactions may also be responsible. Any factor that creates edema of the nasal tissues resulting in obstruction and the lack of proper drainage of the area will often lead to sinus infection. As the obstruction continues,...

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,...

Sprain / Strain

Sprain: Wrenching or twisting of a joint with partial rupture of its attaching ligaments. Strain: Over-stretching a muscle. Invariably,  both  conditions  are  trauma-induced. Of the two, the sprain is the more serious. There  are  three classifications of a sprain: Grade 1: Mild/minimal sprain with no ligamentous tear. There may be pain, swelling and tenderness....

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...

Tendinitis

Inflammation of the tendon and the lining of the tendon sheath. The sheath is typically the focus of the involvement, but the body's inflammatory response usually involves the tendon, too. The etiology is unknown, although repetitive or forceful trauma, exercise or strain, systemic diseases (rheumatoid arthritis, gout, Reiter's syndrome) and hypercholesterolemia are implicated.

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.

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...

What is Novadermy?

What is Novadermy?

Take 10 Years Off Your Face PERMANENTLY In Only 10 Days With Novadermy - The World's Safest and Most Effective Anti-Aging Facial Rejuvenation Treatment Listen to Novadermy 1 explained here...     Download MP3 Listen to Novadermy 2 explained here...     Download MP3 Q&A with Dr. Vargasbr     Download MP3 / Download...

October 2016 Eco-Trek

Humanitarian Eco-Trek in Nepal: October 17-29, 2016 Join us for an adventure that includes an off-the-beaten-path trek of the magnificent Himalayas, an authentic Nepali community tour, a jungle safari in Chitwan National Park, a World Heritage Site tour, and much more! Guided by Dr. T, this group adventure also supports sustainable rural development and education for poor Nepali children and...

Patient Instructions

Patient Instructions Before treatment Please relax. The treatment is safe, effective, and essentially painless (even children and babies handle it well). Show your skin growths and blemishes to Dr. Tel- Oren. He will decide how many can be treated in one session and which ones should be treated first. Or, if he feels it’s in your best interest, he may refer you to a skin specialist....

The Occasional Junk Food - Helping your Friends to Heal

I frequently encounter the question:  "Junk food - how bad can it be if it's "only a rare occurrence"?"  Previously, I've touched on this subject; today we will complete this discussion. The past article began as follows:

Kedem Sephorris

Nail fungus and toenail fungus solution. The best natural solution for your nail fungus. Does not cause side effects and does not cause liver damage. 95% success rate.  COST: $30.00 (10 ml) TO ORDER: Email clinic@ecopolitan.com

Bioactive Plant Fraction Therapy

Formulated for peak wellness by Dr. T, the products below are made from the scientifically-validated bio-active molecules isolated from pure, organic, sustainably-grown natural plant oils. These innovative formulations can either be inhaled from pocket-size inhalers, or from an ultrasonic diffuser.  Indoor diffusion helps to manage molds, fungal spores, and other microbes, and can help reduce...

Himalayan Sulfur Rich Black Salt

Himalayan Sulfur Rich Black Salt

100% natural, wholesome, traditional Ayurvedic healing black rock salt is hygienically HAND-CLEANED and crushed using non-painted stainless steel, in a Nepali government-approved Fair Trade facility DEDICATED TO THIS SALT ONLY - no risk of contaminants, heavy metals, or allergens.    NO chemical processing, refining, heating or cooking! Just theNATURALLY SULFUR-RICH ancient RAW black...

"Ask Dr. T" - Recorded Lectures (CDs and DVDs)

The Dark Side of Dark Field Microscopy (1 CD) DESCRIPTION: Learn about the inadequacies of dark field microscopy, the dangers of diagnosis from this method and better alternatives to dark field microscopy.  COST: $15 + shipping EMDR With Brainspotting: For Warp-Speed Emotional Healing (1 CD) DESCRIPTION: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocesing) is a therapy used to...

BIOACTIVE PLANT FRACTION™ Therapy (BPF Therapy)

BIOACTIVE PLANT FRACTION™ Therapy (BPF Therapy)

"In a society that is crowded, immunologically-suppressed, nutritionally-depleted, emotionally-stressed, physiologically-challenged, microbiologically-imbalanced, and environmentally-polluted, Bioactive Plant Fraction™ therapy is as important to our health as exercise, detoxification, stress-relief, and wholesome food." - Dr. T

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

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.

Candida Albicans

Candidiasis is an infection with a fungus of the Candida strain, usually limited to the skin and mucous membranes, but sometimes is systemic and life-threatening. Candida albicans are a single cell yeast/fungus that is found in practically 100% of the population. It lives on the mucous membranes of the body, the digestive/intestinal tract, vagina and the skin.  MOST...

New, Expansive EM Pollution Seminar!

In the upcoming 5-hour "Electromagnetic Pollution - Solid Solutions" Seminar for both doctors (5 CEUs awarded to applicable Minnesota doctors) and the public, we will explore the underlying mechanism that is a common thread in the evolution of numerous disease conditions, from headaches to joint pain, from multiple sclerosis (MS) to diabetes, and from asthma to cancer.

3M Chemical Contamination Widespread in Minnesota

For Immediate Release: February 27, 2006 Contact: Chas Offutt (202) 265-7337 New Report Finds Worst PFC Pollution in Nation around Twin Cities  Washington, DC — Minnesota soil, air, and groundwater show significant contamination from 3M chemicals used to make Scotchgard and other products, according to a new report released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility...

Severe Depression Relieved: Treatment Testimonial

Severe Depression Relieved: Treatment Testimonial Written by: Kimberly, Dr.T's patient Dr.T's thoughts are offered at the end of her article. "...As I wrote this article, tears came to my eyes many times because for the first time in my life, I am enjoying life versus being buried by it. The first time I saw you, I was feeling like I was at the end of a very long rope. I was...

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...

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?

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...

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...

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic, persistent or relapsing debilitating fatigue or easily fatigued, that does not resolve with bed rest and that is severe enough to reduce or impair average daily activity below 50% of premorbid activity level. Associated symptoms: mild fever, sore throat, painful lymph nodes, muscle weakness, myalgia headaches, arthralgia, neuro- psychological complaints, sleep disturbances.

Common Cold

The common cold is an upper respiratory infection caused by a virus. In the United States, adults have between 3 and 6 colds a year, and children have as many as 8 to 10.

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.

Detoxification

Low-level, long-term exposure to toxins such as heavy metals (e.g. lead, mercury, PSP, and cadmium), pesticides, industrial  compounds, and pollutants is associated with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS), fibromyalgia (FM), neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease and atherosclerosis as well as many types of cancers. Common signs and...

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.

Ear Dysfunction - Meniere's Syndrome / Tinnitus

The disease was first diagnosed in 1861 by Prosper Meniere. Meniere's syndrome is an illness that afflicts more than seven million Americans, according to the Journal of American Medical Association (July 25, 1990). It is generally believed to be caused by a buildup of fluid in the inner ear. The resulting pressure can manifest the following list of symptoms: ringing or buzzing in the ears...

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...

Fertility / Sexual Dysfunction - Male and Female

10-15% of couples experience the inability to conceive, and the percentage is growing. Men account for 40% of failures to conceive. Of the women who are responsible, failure to ovulate accounts for 30% of infertility problems; pelvic factors (such as tubal disease and endometriosis) account for 50%; cervical pathology is responsible 10% of the time; and in 10-20% of the women no reason is...

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...

Fingernails

Disorders That Show Up in the Nails Nail changes may signify a number of disorders elsewhere in the body. These changes may indicate illness even before the rest of the body does. The following nutritional/health problems can be indicated by the following:

Glossitis and Tongue Related Conditions

An acute or chronic inflammation of the tongue. Glossitis may be either a primary or secondary manifestation of disease. Systemic disorders that may cause the problem include: vitamin deficiency (esp. B vitamins), anemia (pernicious or iron deficiency) and a multitude of skin diseases (aphthous lesions, pemphigus, erythema multiform, lichen planus, etc.). Local problems that may give rise to...

Headache: Vascular / Migraine

Headaches from vascular disturbance. There are several types of vascular headaches: Migraine: Periodic throbbing headaches. The prodrome seems to be due to a vasoconstriction of the cerebral blood vessels (or the vessels leading into the brain), while the headache itself seems to be due to a vasodilation of the blood vessels with subsequent congestion of tissues; seen more often in women...

Hepatitis

Inflammation of the liver characterized by patchy or generalized hepatocellular necrosis There are 4 major kinds of hepatitis: type A, type B, type D, and type non-A, non-B. The disease is viral in origin and although types A, B, and D can be distinguished by their antigenic properties, all four display a clinically similar picture.  Other less common infective causes of hepatitis include...

Herpes Simplex

Cold Sores/Fever Blisters A spreading cutaneous eruption. Any inflammatory skin disease caused by a herpes virus and characterized by the formation of clusters of small vesicles. When used alone, the term may refer to herpes simplex or to herpes zoster.

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

Definition An acute infection caused by reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus and involving the dorsal root ganglia; causes eruptions and neuralgia on the skin corresponding to the distribution of the affected root ganglia; commonly known as "shingles."

Influenza

Influenza, or "flu," is a common infection caused by a virus affecting the respiratory tract (like the nose and upper airways). Its symptoms are usually more severe than the common cold and are more likely to affect other parts of your body like your stomach and muscles. The flu is very contagious - spreading easily from one person to the next. While most cases run their course in...