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Psoriasis. Are You Inflamed?


Psoriasis. A skin disorder that affects close to 7 million people in the US. Immune system imbalances are involved, yet it is not contagious. Psoriasis is characterized by an abnormal growth of skin cells. While psoriatic skin cells take an abnormal 3-6 days to mature, normal skin cells mature in a month. It may seem like a simple skin disorder, but did you know over 45o people die each year from certain complications due to severe psoriasis? Symptoms include:

  • Arthritic joint pain and skin
    joint inflammation
  • a significant ‘dip’ or pitting of the nails
  • inflammation, scaling and redness of skin usually on hands, feet, scalp, knees, behind knees, inside and outside of elbows
  • intense skin peeling, sometimes
    painful

Some severe cases have shown large amounts of skin loss which then make the person susceptible to infections that can become serious.

Excellent results are seen with a holistic approach including the following natural therapies that help correct psoriasis by focusing on strengthening the immune system, strengthening the nervous system to cope with stresses better, reducing stress, and reducing discomfort with anti-inflammatories:

Healthy skin is attainable as so many have shown when using a natural holistic approach. And this is highly encouraged and stated in a report in The Lancet. The immune system needs time for strengthening. Use the above supplements for 3-6 months to ultimately help the body heal from this disorder. Healthy skin to All! Be Well!

Are You Retaining Water? What To Do About Edema…

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Water retention, edema, bloating.  Uncomfortable health challenges that much too many people suffer with.  But what exactly constitutes water retention?  When one has too much fluid that has accumulated in body cavities and tissues, we must understand this is the body’s cry for help from a problem of imbalances and not enough water.  If we do not feed the body enough water, it tries to compensate by retaining fluid causing these levels to go out of balance.

What are some other health issues related to water retention/edema? Liver problems, kidney problems, circulation, blood pressure, pre-menstrual issues, and pregnancy problems.  All these are associated.

How do you know if your symptoms are caused from retaining water?  If you have and feel swollen ankles, feet and hands, and your belly feels as if it is bulging (also caused from wearing tight clothing) then you could be retaining water. If you see a significant shift in the way your clothing fits one day, then very tight and fitted the next, head feels heavy and achy, then your bloating is probably hormone induced also related to menopausal changes or PMS (most definitely if suffering from estrogen dominance).  Constipation, lack of exercise, allergy symptoms, and even weather and climate changes can have an impact on water retention.

So what are the causes of holding on to so much fluid?  Serious dieting and weight control can cause one to remove foods from the diet that provided the body with natural water.  Diet imbalances are direct causes if they are ones that include red meat, too much salty food, MSG, not enough B complex vitamins, potassium, and most definitely water retention will occur is  you have a diet with not enough protein.  You could also be suffering with dehydration.  Pharmaceutical diuretics, birth control pills, alcohol, and steroidal drugs all cause dehydration.

If you are suffering with chronic edema, consider circulatory problems (such as spider veins and varicose veins), kidney, bladder and liver challenges.  Natural herbal therapies are known to balance metabolism and body chemistry to correct the challenge rather than just helping the body to release fluids.

If your water retention stems from Kidney/Bladder challenges then consider there is an emotion root cause.  Kidney issues also stem from harboring specific negative emotions. The two main emotions that affect the Kidneys are:

  • Fear (TCM – Traditional Chinese Medicine)
  • Unresolved Forgiveness (Holistic Medicine)

Understand please, Family and Friends, that holding on to and harboring these emotions of Fear and Unresolved Forgiveness is to surely weaken the kidneys and eventually one will begin to experience physical signs of kidney problems.  If you know you are holding on to these very emotions, the good news is, strengthening and balancing the kidneys helps you in turn feel strong enough to let go of these emotions.

12 Physical signs of Kidney problems:

  • lines under the eyes
  • purple, deep, dark circles under the eyes
  • puffy eyes
  • fluid retention
  • constant lower back pain
  • frequent, painful urination
  • weak bones (TCM)
  • fatigue specifically between 3pm and 7pm
  • fevers, chills, trembling
  • high blood pressure
  • a dull constant ache in the lower back may indicate kidney stones
  • ear problems, hearing loss, chronic ear infections (in adults and children)

A diet that is mainly vegetarian, low in starch and high in plant based-protein is best to prevent water retention. Dark green vegetables and fruits like lemons, limes, and grapefruits are foods that alkaline the body and help as well.

Eliminate the following: fried foods, salty and sugary foods, caffeine foods, and carbonated beverages which impede the kidney from filtering waste. Avoid dairy foods, starches, fats and heavy grains since these cause clogging and mucous.

Use the following combined for flushing support, to normalize and balance the whole body and the most vital organs from a Chinese medicine perspective, and increase kidney activity:

 

Enlarged Prostate, Vasectomy, And Prostate Cancer

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The American Cancer Society estimates the following latest statistics about prostate cancer  in the United States for 2016:

  • About 180,890 new cases of prostate cancer
  • About 26,120 deaths from prostate cancer

And did you know that other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men?  It is estimated 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with Prostate Cancer during his lifetime…

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Prostate problems are affecting men at younger and younger ages.  Unfortunately, today these disorders are now being suffered by men beginning after about age 35.  And some of the easiest ways to prevent prostate problems are by exercising regularly and avoiding chemical antihistamines which impair prostate function and impair the liver with overuse.

So, Gentlemen, if these disorders begin at such a young age, how old do you think you will be by the time 50% of you have an enlarged prostate? Between ages 51 and 60.  And by age 80, well over 90% will have an enlarged prostate. Of course, once again, this can be prevented.

What are the main causes of prostate enlargement?

  1. A diet with too little fiber
  2. A high fat diet
  3. Too much caffeine
  4. Too much alcohol
  5. Imbalanced hormones such as altered testosterone levels and elevated estrogen levels due to prostaglandin and essential fatty acid depletion
  6. Lack of exercise
  7. An overloaded and exhausted lymphatic system, usually due to overuse of medications

When the prostate is inflamed, enlarged, sexual intercourse is not recommended since it will irritate the prostate further and delay recovery.  Delay sexual intercourse until the inflammation is alleviated.

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And what if you are thinking about, or have had a Vasectomy?  Studies have shown that a man must think through his decision before having a vasectomy. There is a larger risk of cancer of the prostate in vasectomized men. Why, do you ask? Sperm builds up due to the sealed off vas deferens. With this build up, the body reabsorbs the sperm and the body is prone to having an autoimmune response to its own tissue. Since the testicles are known as a very powerful energy focal point in a man’s life force, when something interferes with the free flowing movement of sperm, this means energy is blocked and not flowing as it should either. Eventually this results in degeneration. Stagnation, if you will.

Think twice before performing this procedure.  You will be preventing disease and a number of other undesirable side effects, and, your body will love you for it and will perform better sexually.

The liver is also affected from a vasectomy by causing blockage that leads to built up anger and irritability, the emotion related to an ill liver, and also leads to an inflamed prostate, abdominal pain, and sciatica or leg cramps.

Natural herbal therapy solutions?

Chinese herbs are the best at balancing us emotionally and physically.  Western herbs just don’t do it the same.  That is way, because internal energy balance is a necessary focus when helping the body overcome these types of male reproductive system challenges, I recommend Chinese herbs, whether negative (yin) formulas or positive (yang) formulas.

The liver is the filter of hormones.  And since the liver regenerates every 90 days, and hormone levels are crucial to prostate health, use the following combination to prevent and help the body heal from prostate inflammation, balance hormones, and elevate mood:

CHINESE POSITIVE PACK

MEN’S FORMULA W/ LYCOPENE

EQUOLIBRIUM

If you have had a vasectomy, have a presence of abnormal cells, even benign cells, or prostate cancer is present, negative Yin Chinese herbs are best to help the body overcome these challenges with also, great success.  I recommend the following combination therapy program for minimum 3-6 months to help the body fight abnormal cells:

CHINESE NEGATIVE PACK TCM

MEN’S FORMULA W/ LYCOPENE

EQUOLIBRIUM

Return to an active vibrant sex life with vitality, vigor and health…

Be well and be healthy, Gentlemen!

 

 

Eczema. Are You Aggravated?

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Many adults and children today are suffering with skin disorders… close to 32 million Americans.  And most feel despair and pain with no hope of relief.  But some people have figured out a way to overcome eczema naturally and heal from this distressing skin problem.

Eczema. This skin disorder is characterized by aggravated, inflamed, dry, thick, and red skin patches usually found on wrists, arms, elbows, ankles, neck, and/or cheeks. Very different from psoriasis, this condition is related to food allergies aggravated by eggs, wheat, milk and soy foods, poor digestion caused by low hydrochloric acid in the stomach, low levels of essential fatty acids due to people who are afflicted having trouble converting essential fatty acid nutrients to a form that the body can use, and leaky gut syndrome.  Eczema is associated closely with asthma, candida yeast infection, and diabetes, and a flare-up can be triggered by emotional stress and depression.
Eczema signs include:

  • numbness, tingling and discomfort of skin
  • angry red patches of skin mostly on the wrists, ankles and cheeks
  • blisters that ooze and crust over
  • weeping skin
  • itchy skin
  • bumps on skin
  • scaling on skin
  • lumpy, thick  skin

Eczema is an internal problem caused by internal imbalances.  Creams and lotions alone will never help the body heal from this disorder.  What has shown success in helping the body heal are natural therapies used to bring back balance.  Use the following to deal with stress, control allergic reactions, heal skin, and to feed the body essential fatty acids for smooth skin:

Achieve healthy skin, feed the body what it is missing and watch the body heal itself.

Courage and Boldness: What Emotions Can Stop Our Children From Being Great?

If we as parents are not careful, our children’s emotions can rule them instead of them mastering them… And to live a balanced life with Health and Joy, we, and our children, MUST do all in our power to master emotions. According to an article in The Lancet on Infectious Diseases, our emotions are also used against us. It reads: ‘We human beings are creatures not only of intellect but of emotion too. Understanding this very well, campaigners against medical advances appeal to the latter at least as much as the former. From battles over the earliest vaccines, through cornea grafting in the 1950s and heart transplantation in the 1960s, to embryo research today, opponents invariably deploy emotional ammunition as well as whatever rational arguments they can muster.’ So what emotions are poked and prodded to make us feel forced to do things that we should not, keeping our children from feeling truly bold and courageous in their lives, and making their health suffer?

Chinese medicine teaches us of seven (7) emotions that can cause disorders of our internal organs and disease. These seven emotions are: fear, shock, joy, sorrow, worry, contemplation, and anger. Of these there are specifically two (2) that must be focused on to help us overcome the others. These are Fear and Anger. Let me elaborate on these two main emotions.

I have noticed these to be more prevalent today in the past 5 years
than ever before in my 20 years in practice. First, what organs do you think are weakened by Fear? The answer? The Kidneys. Before I continue, I must remind you to open up your minds. You must unlearn what you think you know about your bodies when I discuss Chinese Medicine. It is the only way to truly understand it and help the body to heal itself. Having said this, let’s continue…

Do you have a child with kidney problems? Bladder problems? Bedwetting problems? Frequent urination problems? Constant urinary infections and bladder infections? Have you noticed they are harboring fear or are dealing with unresolved forgiveness and unresolved fear issues? Chinese medicine focuses on strengthening these organs to help the child overcome this debilitating emotion. The kidneys are important organs in charge of growth, reproduction, and maintenance of the metabolic balance of water throughout the body. Everything from bone health, to a healthy puberty, and reproductive system health depends on kidney health. Think of those children you know with back pain, joint problems, ear problems, constant ear infections, or hearing problems, unfounded fears, etc.

Here are other specific symptoms Chinese Medicine teaches us are experienced when the kidneys are weak in children:

  • Weak legs
  • Brittle bones
  • Kidney inflammation
  • White/graying hair
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ear)
  • Back problems
  • Problems when climate turns cold
  • Premature aging in a child
  • Ailments in the bones

To balance and help diminish an excess of the emotion known as Fear, strengthen the kidneys, and increase energy in the body, use both of the following natural therapies with children for minimum 3 months.  If the child has trouble swallowing capsules, they may be opened and mixed in 1-2 oz. of apple juice. Preferably organic.:

These provide a basic balancing of yin energy of the vital organs with specific focus on kidney health.

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And now, the second emotion,… Anger. This is the emotion related to the Liver. This negative emotion forces energy upward. Think of a child who’s face and/or eyes become red when angry. Heat rises and so this is the perfect example of how this negative energy flows within the body. This upwards energy, which comes from the chemical plant of the body, the liver, will have a child demonstrating symptoms of nausea, vomiting, vomiting blood and may even experience diarrhea containing undigested foods. Do you know a child who gets ‘ticked off’ quickly all the time? A child who throws constant temper tantrums? A child who lives angry at others all the time and/or angry at the world? Please know, these are symptoms of liver imbalances. Do you know a child that even at their tender young age has already been diagnosed with a liver disease? Most likely the child lives with underlying anger.

The liver is one of the most important internal organs in the human body. It is the filter of blood, fat and hormones. It stores and regulates the blood throughout the entire body and is also in control of extending and flexing muscles and joints. The liver loves to grow and disperse, and hates to be inhibited and oppressed. For this reason, when the liver is inhibited by the emotion of anger, it is harmed as a result. Anger and anxiety are even linked to heart disease according to an article this year in The Atlantic. Think of a child dealing with these negative emotions and suffering with early heart disease… All this contributes as a root problem to diseases of the liver. And therefore, when the liver is diseased, a child will demonstrate many more subsequent emotional problems.

Here are other specific symptoms Chinese Medicine teaches us demonstrate Yang liver imbalances:

  • Irritability, anger or hardheadedness
  • Throat irritation
  • Tonsil inflammation
  • Eye infections
  • Allergies
  • Digestive problems
  • Headaches, Migraines
  • Menstrual irregularities

To balance the liver, help bring more harmony within, and bring forth a more joyous child, use the following natural therapy with a child for minimum 3 months:

If we balance the emotional, the physical will follow.  Let’s do all in our power to help our children be happy, healthy, courageous, and bold so they may succeed in life;)

‘Pumpkin’ Season Is Here And Here Are The Benefits!

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My weakness… I’ve been caught orange-handed! Yes. This is me today with a miniature pumpkin cupcake in my hand… And I’m enjoying every miniature morsel!… I’m in the office today, and had to satisfy that sweet tooth craving this time with one of these tiny delicacies placed on the Business Lounge counter of my office waiting area nestled so strategically between other ‘naughty’ sweets. These are the types of lures you’ll find this time of year, every holiday season, every where you turn. A slight weakness? Yes. I’m human. Yes, I’ve said many a time that I have a weakness for these kind of vegetable and fruit desserts: from a small slice of sweet potato pie, to a small slice of carrot cake, to a slice of warm apple pie (minus the common scoop of ice cream), to, you’ve guessed it, a miniature pumpkin cupcake.~

However. And it is a capital H, However, as a human who loves her body and wishes to maintain optimum health so I may fulfill my mission to continuously help others, we must exercise discipline. And understand I enjoy the occasional delicacy as this on weekends. And today is Friday (smile). Apart from the sugar, we, of course, want to keep the girlish figure in check (smile) Are you with me, Ladies? And to burn more calories, I will, more often than not, sip on a hot cup of green tea with the weekend rarity. Of course, exercise, being a Vegetarian (I mean, a Pescatarian, since I occasionally eat fish), drinking plenty of water, meditation, using natural herbal therapies, refraining from alcohol, and so on, all are pluses that allow my body to metabolize sugars and burn calories very efficiently.

So in exercising control, please don’t condemn me too much for enjoying my miniature pumpkin cupcake (smiling again). If you’re thinking twice about ‘taking the pumpkin out of the cupcake’, here are the health benefits of pumpkins according to the Huff Post :
Weight loss
Sharper vision
Better immunity
Younger-looking skin (we will eat anything healthy that will help us look younger!)
Lower cancer risk
It may help treat diabetes

Great stuff, yes? So once in a blue moon while, Enjoy! ~Dr. Julissa

For Dr. Julissa’s recommended herbal therapies, visit her official supplement website here.

Liver Health – Why You Should Love Your Liver

 

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As the second largest organ in the body, liver health plays a significant role in the body’s overall health. The liver is a part of the hepatic portal system, which controls essential glucagon and insulin secretion throughout the body, monitors metabolism and digestion, acts as a detoxifying organ and produces cholesterol as well as blood-clotting substances.

If the health of the liver is jeopardized, all other systems in the body are affected. If you’re not careful, your liver health can be diminished. Alcohol,  medications, pollutants and even viral infections can damage the liver. Symptoms of liver problems may include everything from emotional imbalance leading to harboring increased emotional anger, reacting angrier in everyday situations, feeling less patient, chronic fatigue, yellow discolored skin and eyes,  nausea or loss of appetite. With the body relying on liver health, it is important that you do what you can to keep it strong.

Another few pluses to having a healthy, clean liver? Since the liver is the filter of blood, the filter of fat, and the filter of hormones, know that the healthier your liver is:

1-the healthier your skin will be since skin health is very much related to blood health

2-the easier your body can shed excess fat stores that attribute to general overall body weight gain, lymphatic congestion and cellulite formation

3- the easier you can prevent weight gain, and the easier you can shed that excess upper abdominal fat that seems to begin and protrude from just under the breasts/chest cavity that many complain about when they’ve gained weight

4- the easier it is to prevent hormonal imbalances that lead to many reproductive system challenges including from prostate inflammation to uterine fibroids, and the easier it is to overcome these health problems overall

There are certain herbs and supplements that are known to provide essential antioxidants and other nutrients that support liver health. Click on the link below to learn more about liver supplements that contain those essential antioxidants and nutrients that help one overcome liver challenges by cleansing and strengthening this vital organ.

HEPATIC SYSTEM PACK

Click here for All recommended supplements to help you achieve overall exquisite optimum health!

Breast Cancer in Men, Women, & What You Need To Know

*Warning: This article may contain graphic images unsuitable for individuals under 18 years of age*

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Newly updated October 12, 2016.

Breast Cancer. These two words make women AND men shudder in today’s day and age. It’s gotten to the point that most people know someone with breast cancer, and/or know someone who knows someone with breast cancer.

Cancer isn’t just one disease, but a number of diseases. There are four types of cancerous growths known as the following:

  1. sarcomas – affecting bones, muscles, and connective tissue
  2. leukemias – blood cancers
  3. carcinomas– affecting mucous membranes, skin, glands, and organs
  4. lymphomas – affecting the lymph system

 

Understanding these different types of cancer growths, know that there can definitely be more than one cancer in a location. And what do these 4 cancers have in common? Cells that become abnormal became de-sensitized to normal growth ‘guidelines’, then the damaged cells grow uncontrollably and may spread or move (metastasize) to other parts/areas of the body.

Here are the most recent 2016 U.S. Breast Cancer Statistics:

  • About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
  • In 2016, an estimated 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 61,000 new cases of non-invasive (in situ, or ‘on site’) breast cancer.
  • About 2,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men in 2016. A man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000.
  • Breast cancer incidence rates in the U.S. began decreasing in the year 2000, after increasing for the previous two decades. They dropped by 7% from 2002 to 2003 alone. One theory is that this decrease was partially due to the reduced use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) by women after the results of a large study called the Women’s Health Initiative were published in 2002. These results suggested a connection between HRT and increased breast cancer risk.
  • About 40,450 women in the U.S. are expected to die in 2016 from breast cancer, though death rates have been decreasing since 1989. Women under 50 have experienced larger decreases. These decreases are thought to be the result of treatment advances (in my opinion, an increase in natural herbal therapy treatments also), earlier detection through screening (women should choose, in my opinion, Thermography Scans as opposed to mammograms, which I will discuss in this article), and increased awareness.
  • For women in the U.S., breast cancer death rates are higher than those for any other cancer, besides lung cancer.
  • Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. In 2016, it’s estimated that just under 30% of newly diagnosed cancers in women will be breast cancers.
  • In women under 45, breast cancer is more common in African-American women than white women. Overall, African-American women are more likely to die of breast cancer. For Asian, Hispanic, and Native-American women, the risk of developing and dying from breast cancer is lower.
  • In 2016, there are more than 2.8 million women with a history of breast cancer in the U.S. This includes women currently being treated and women who have finished treatment (conventional medicine treatment).
  • A woman’s risk of breast cancer nearly doubles if she has a first-degree relative (mother, sister, daughter) who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Less than 15% of women who get breast cancer have a family member diagnosed with it.
  • About 5-10% of breast cancers can be linked to gene mutations (abnormal changes) inherited from one’s mother or father. Mutations of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are the most common. On average, women with a BRCA1 mutation have a 55-65% lifetime risk of developing breast cancer. For women with a BRCA2 mutation, the risk is 45%. Breast cancer that is positive for the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations tends to develop more often in younger women. An increased ovarian cancer risk is also associated with these genetic mutations. In men, BRCA2 mutations are associated with a lifetime breast cancer risk of about 6.8%; BRCA1 mutations are a less frequent cause of breast cancer in men.
  • About 85% of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer. These occur due to genetic mutations that happen as a result of the aging process and life in general, rather than inherited mutations.
  • The most significant risk factors for breast cancer are gender (being a woman) and age (growing older).

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Know which women have one of the highest risks?… Overweight women are at higher risk. Why? If you’re more than 25% above your ideal weight, your risk rises because since there is a high level of fat cells in an overweight woman, it is important to note  that fat cells are the storage depots for environmental estrogen (causing the estrogen dominance issue I so often talk about), pesticides, organ-chlorine residues and other chemical toxins.  If you are about 30 years of age, Ladies, and are overweight, this increases the long-term risk of breast cancer, too.

Other risk factors in women include:

  • those who had their period before age 12
  • those who did not go through menopause until after 55
  • those who did not have a child before 30
  • those who did not carry pregnancy full term
  • those who smoke

 

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Women whose diet are rich in dairy foods and meats have higher risk. Most animal meats are injected with hormones today, and we already know what these hormones are capable of doing to our bodies.

Another fact? Women who eat whole natural soy beans, (and I don’t mean the soy-derived foods like soy meats, or what some call ‘fake food’, etc.) I mean those who eat the true whole natural soy beans (organic is best, of course), have lower levels of circulating estrogen! Yes, my friends!

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Vegetarians/Vegans are less at risk of breast cancer because they do not consume injected hormonal meats!… I feel I should write this again… Vegetarians are less at risk of breast cancer because they do not consume hormone-injected meats! Next, birth control use, estrogen pesticides, and long term synthetic estrogen are also risk factors for breast cancer.  Let’s fight Breast Cancer by having a FOCUS ON OPTIMUM HEALTH! Want to know one of the BEST keys to fighting breast cancer? REGULAR EXERCISE. It absolutely alters your body chemistry! So instead of large numbers of fat deposits which store excess estrogen, regular exercise will increase fat metabolism, which helps ‘out’ excess estrogen from the body.

Now, Ladies and Gentlemen, let us discuss Mammograms…  Most people believe having mammograms is breast cancer prevention. And this is far from true. Early detection is absolutely important, yes, yet we MUST understand that a healthy lifestyle and disease prevention should be the primary goal.

Mammograms are known to damage breast tissue and these damaged tissues can become abnormal and cancerous! There is a reason why studies from the 1970’s and 80’s show that mammograms should not be done without suspected cause. The scientific community itself is debating whether death rates from breast cancer are reduced at all by mammograms in women under 50! Younger women’s breasts are dense, so mammograms only detect dangerous lesions in young women about 50% of the time. And did you know that mammograms can not help with distinguishing between slow growing tumors and aggressive ones? Want another shocker? One study by the National Cancer Institute showed that radiologist reports of mammograms were false positives 16% of the time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

It has been documented that women over 50 who have routine annual mammograms may receive UP TO 3 FALSE POSITIVES in their lifetimes! Can you just imagine the emotional imbalance and trauma this causes? Did you also know that even more research also shows mammograms miss cancer 15% of the time! This is so detrimental that by the time the tumor is found because it has reached a ‘detectable size’, it has probably been growing for 7-10 years or more… This then means it could have also spread.

What is the next option? DITI (Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging).
Also known as Thermography. 
Thermography does not expose you to radiation or damage breast tissue. It takes measurement of skin surface temperature to determine cancer risk, looks at heat patterns, and to detect tumor growth it looks for specific changes in the blood. Thermography can detect changes years before it shows up on a mammogram. Thermograms are very precise in that they involve a scan of not only the breast, but the under arms (where lymph nodes are located), the upper chest (known to be where the majority of cancers begin), and the entire chest. It can also show how other body organs are doing, determine if there are imbalances and what might be causing them. Taking things a step further, experts say it can also show if an organ or system is prone/susceptible to tumors before there are even signs on a CT scan or X-ray.

 

 

 

 

The FDA stated in 1982, that Thermography is a highly advanced health scanning technique that offers the benefits of breast cancer screening without the drawbacks of mammogram radiation. Close to over 19,000 articles worldwide have been written about its success. So why, oh why don’t most people choose Thermography instead of mammograms? Most people don’t know they have this option. Many times it is not offered. And it pains me to say, that in the over 21 years I have in practice, I have noticed it is hardly offered at all to minority women… Refuse to put your breasts in that extremely painful caveman-like device of a mammogram, Ladies! The high rate of false positives and false negatives, their link to fibroids, X-ray-harmed breast tissue, and damaged, bruised breast tissue, has women considering thermography which offers a non-invasive technique to keep them better informed of their breast health. Ask for a Thermography. Be adamant about it. You will be glad you did!

Now let’s get down to the nitty gritty, as they say… Do you know what signs should alert you to possible breast cancer, whether you are a man or woman? Here they are:

  • Nipple discharge
  • Scaly skin patches around the nipple
  • Nipple retraction, inward nipple
  • Breast lumps, especially firm lumps with poorly defined edges that don’t move when touched or don’t change during your cycle, often along with breast skin irritation or dimpling and change in breast texture or color (these are truly serious signs)
  • enlargement of lymph nodes in the armpit
  • Chronic swollen sores around the mouth, gums or jaws
  • severe unexplained morning nausea
  • hypothyroidism due to low iodine can be early warning signs to watch for

TIME TO MAKE CHANGES. REDUCE BREAST CANCER RISK. IF YOU’VE ALREADY BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER, IT IS TIME TO FINALLY FEED THE BODY WHAT IT NEEDS TO FIGHT ABNORMAL CELLS AND SHRINK TUMORS. REGAIN YOUR HEALTH! >Diet, Diet, Diet… I have heard time and again, “You mean I have to STOP eating steaks, chicken, turkey, and pork chops, Dr. Julissa? Really?” My answer: ABSOLUTELY. Or we cannot prevent or help the body heal itself. “How could this be”, you ask? Reducing animal fats in your diet alone cuts your breast cancer risk by 33%! Let’s have a better look into this…

Beef is very difficult to digest and will putrefy for days in the intestines keeping toxins in the body. Chicken and turkey, except organic, are riddled with injected hormones. And again, even organic chicken and turkey must be reduced to reduce risk simply because they are animal fats. I personally recommend women discontinue all meats altogether, organic or not, if they are dealing with breast challenges or have a genetic family history of breast challenges. And why stop eating pork to prevent risk of breast cancer or to help the heal from breast cancer?! Get ready! And no, I am not referring to the religious reasons why some choose not to eat pork. Although they have chosen well! First, naturopathic medicine teaches us ‘there is no such thing as cancer without a presence of parasites…’. And PORK is THE ONLY MEAT THAT RETAINS PARASITES. This means, there is NO degree of heat a person has available to cook pork meat that will kill the parasites that infest this meat. Also avoid blackened, barbecued meat. These have carcinogenic hydrocarbons. Fresh wild- caught fish, and even then one must be careful, eaten ONLY OCCASIONALLY, is preferred, and must be well cooked! In other words, no raw fish, sushi or sashimi. Parasite infestation must be kept to a minimum. And so eliminating fish would be a positive change as well. Remember, Vegetarians/Vegans are at the lowest risk of developing breast cancer.

Fried foods, sugary foods, junk foods, snack foods, alcoholic drinks high in sugar, and dairy foods; all these foods high in fats and trans fats should be avoided to reduce the risk of breast cancer.  All in all, becoming a Vegetarian/Vegan is best for disease prevention in general.

What to eat to prevent breast cancer and increase healing? -Increase your intake of organic foods in general: such as organic fruits, organic vegetables, whole grains and natural soy beans. Pesticides, GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) and other toxic substances sprayed onto non-organic foods should be avoided as much as possible.

-Tomatoes and watermelons improve breast health

-Broccoli should be eaten daily. It contains estrogen-absorbing properties; again organic broccoli is best. Dark green vegetables as a whole should be increased in the diet.

-And an important fact I must bring to your attention is the following: There is no breast health with a presence of constipation’. To prevent breast cancer one must be sure to have proper bowel elimination, meaning the normal 2-3 bowel movements per day we should all have to help prevent disease. Of course a poor diet is one contributing factor to constipation, but also in many cases, constipation is due to a dry colon and ‘bad’ eating. DRINK MORE WATER TO REDUCE BREAST CANCER RISK BY 79%!

Purchase purified water or consider a RO (Reverse Osmosis) water filtration system.  And again, organic foods are the way to go to prevent disease in general. Lastly, and extremely important to remember is that, HERBS ARE FOOD AND HELP THE BODY TO HEAL ITSELF. And diet improvement is necessary and  primary because up to 50-70% of cancer risk is determined by your diet.

Natural therapies consisting of herbs are forgotten when most people think of their diet. Poor nutrition will change body chemistry. The immune system cannot defend the body properly when biochemistry is altered. It cannot tell its own cells from invading toxic cells, and in confusion may attack everything or nothing. A proper diet consisting of the right foods I mentioned and the food our earth provides and that was placed to help us treat our ailments, is definitely the place to start.

Most people with breast cancer feel radiation and chemotherapy are the only options available. Yet, why use conventional therapies that ‘try’ to kill abnormal cells but also kill good healthy cells in the process?

Alternative healing options have proven worldwide to help countless people overcome this life-rattling disease every day!

The following healing protocol has been recommended to my patients and clients with breast cancer, breast cysts, breast fibroids, and fibrocystic/dense breasts, general abnormal cell and benign breast challenges, with immense continued success. It is used to detoxify carcinogens, discourage tumor growth, reduce tumors with natural anti-neoplastons (components of a biochemical defense system that controls cancer without destroying normal, healthy cells), inhibit cancer, increase natural killer cell activity, deter cancer, inhibit cancer cell reproduction, balance hormones, and to help the body fight cancer:

BREAST ASSURED

PAW PAW CELL REG

CHINESE NEGATIVE PACK – take 1 capsule of each formula daily

E-TEA

IMMUNE STIMULATOR

NATURE’S HARVEST

Your health is precious. ‘You should not have to be convinced to be well.
Decide To Be Well.’ TM ~Dr. Julissa

Call Dr. Julissa today at 212.923.6366 and make an appointment to discuss this and other health issues. She is available for in-office consultations, via phone, Skype, Tango, Face Time, and Facebook Messenger video consultations.
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Prostate Cancer Prevention. What Should You Focus On?

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Most men are concerned about their prostate health. And the Cancer 2014 statistics in CA: The Cancer Journal for Clinicians shows the following:
Estimated New Cancer Cases and Deaths by Prostate Cancer, United States, 2014a
Expected Numbers of New Cancer Cases
Table 1 presents the estimated numbers of new cases of invasive prostate cancer expected among men in the United States in 2014. The overall estimate of 1,665,540 new cases of invasive cancers is the equivalent of more than 4,500 new cancer diagnoses each day.
ESTIMATED NEW CASES
233,000
ESTIMATED DEATHS
29,480

But some men have learned how to keep their prostate healthy by using preventive measures. Men. And those who love the Men in their lives. Focus on Glandular health and Urinary health to achieve true Prostate health. Traditional Chinese Medicine teaches us that even prostate pain is a symptom associated with the urinary system, mainly kidney health.

Causes of prostate cancer? A high sugar, high fat, high cholesterol, low fiber diet is a main cause! This diet causes the conversion of normal testosterone to di-hydro-testosterone by the enzyme 5-alpha reductase. In short, this conversion of hormones causes the body to develop abnormal cells, especially in the genital system. Antioxidants are essential for cancer prevention. Not only are men concerned today more than ever about preventing Prostate Cancer, but men are concerned about always maintaining a healthy, strong erection also, which is dependent on prostate health.

Naturopaths and Holistic Practitioners have experienced magnificent results in recommending natural herbal recommendations for prostate health and prostate cancer prevention. In my over 21 years of practice I have seen those same results. Combined, the following natural therapies help the body fight abnormal cell presence, help prevent abnormal cell development, help decrease prostate inflammation and pain, strengthen the prostate, balance hormonal levels, and increase sexual endurance and sexual vitality:
EQUOLIBRIUM

CHINESE NEGATIVE PACK

PAW PAW CELL REG (add if abnormal cells are present)

URINARY PACK

THAI-GO

In addition, avoid the following foods:

  • red meats, sodas, caffeine, alcohol (hard liquor and especially
    beer). These foods need to be avoided in absolute
    during healing.
  • tobacco, refined flours, and fried, greasy, fatty food should be avoided for good! If there is irritation of the bladder, or discomfort while urinating, eliminate spicy foods as well.

Remember, Gentlemen. Prevention is key. Along with the natural therapy I’ve recommended above, a more vegetarian, high fiber, low-fat, low-sugar diet is necessary. Make the changes. For Your Health.

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Call Dr. Julissa today at 212.923.6366 and make an appointment to discuss this and other health issues. She is available for in-office appointments, via phone consultations and video Skype consultations.

Fear and Anger: 2 Main Emotions That Cause Disease

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If we are not careful, our emotions can rule us instead of us mastering them… And to live a balanced life in  Health , Joy, and Wealth, we MUST do all in our power to master them. According to an article in The Lancet on Infectious Diseases, our emotions are also used against us. It reads: ‘We human beings are creatures not only of intellect but of emotion too. Understanding this very well, campaigners against medical advances appeal to the latter at least as much as the former. From battles over the earliest vaccines, through cornea grafting in the 1950s and heart transplantation in the 1960s, to embryo research today, opponents invariably deploy emotional ammunition as well as whatever rational arguments they can muster.’ So what emotions are poked and prodded to make us feel forced to do things with our health that we should not?

Chinese medicine teaches us of seven (7) emotions that can cause disorders of our internal organs and disease. These seven emotions are: fear, shock, joy, sorrow, worry, contemplation, and anger. Of these there are specifically two (2) that must be focused on to help us overcome the others. These are Fear and Anger. Let me elaborate on these two main emotions.

I have noticed these to be more prevalent today in the past 5 years
than ever before in my 20 years in practice. First, what organs do you think are weakened by Fear? The answer? The Kidneys. Before I continue, I must remind you to open up your minds. You must unlearn what you think you know about your bodies when I discuss Chinese Medicine. It is the only way to truly understand it and help your bodies heal themselves. Having said this, let’s continue…

Do you know someone with kidney problems? Have you noticed they are harboring fear or are dealing with unresolved forgiveness and unresolved fear issues? Chinese medicine focuses on strengthening these organs to help the person overcome this debilitating emotion. The kidneys are important organs in charge of growth, reproduction, and maintenance of the metabolic balance of water throughout the body. Everything from bone health, to fertility, to blood pressure health depends on kidney health. Think of those you know with back pain, joint problems, infertility issues, ear problems or hearing problems, low or high blood pressure, edema, unfounded fears, etc.

Here are other specific symptoms Chinese Medicine teaches us are experienced when the kidneys are weak:

  • Impotence
  • Weak legs
  • Brittle bones
  • Arthritis
  • Kidney inflammation
  • Osteoporosis/ Premature over calcification
  • White/graying hair
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ear)
  • Back problems
  • Problems when climate turns cold
  • Premature aging
  • Ailments in the bones

To balance and help diminish an excess of the emotion known as Fear, strengthen the kidneys, and increase energy in the body, use both of the following natural therapies for minimum 3 months:

These provide a basic balancing of yin energy of the vital organs with specific focus on kidney health.

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And now, the second emotion,… Anger. This is the emotion related to the Liver. This negative emotion forces energy upward. Think of someone who’s face and/or eyes become red when angry. Heat rises and so this is the perfect example of how this negative energy flows within the body. This upwards energy, which comes from the chemical plant of the body, the liver, will have a person demonstrating symptoms of nausea, vomiting, vomiting blood and diarrhea containing undigested foods. Do you know someone who gets ‘ticked off’ all the time? Someone who lives angry at others all the time and/or angry at the world? Please know, these are symptoms of liver imbalances. Do you know someone who has already been diagnosed with a liver disease? Most likely the person lives with underlying anger. The liver is one of the most important internal organs in the human body. It is the filter of blood, fat and hormones. It stores and regulates the blood throughout the entire body and is also in control of extending and flexing muscles and joints. The liver loves to grow and disperse, and hates to be inhibited and oppressed. For this reason, when the liver is inhibited by the emotion of anger, it is harmed as a result. Anger and anxiety are even linked to heart disease according to an article this year in The Atlantic. All this contributes as a root problem to diseases of the liver. And  therefore, when the liver is diseased, a person demonstrates many more subsequent emotional problems.

Here are specific symptoms Chinese Medicine teaches us demonstrate Yang liver imbalances:

  • Gastric acidity-gastric
  • High triglyceride count
  • Irritability, anger or hardheadedness
  • Throat irritation
  • Tonsil inflammation
  • Gallbladder stones
  • Eye infections (ex: sties)
  • Allergies
  • Digestive problems
  • Migraines
  • Menstrual irregularities

To balance the liver, and help bring more harmony within, more joy to the body and self, use the following natural therapy for minimum 3 months:

If we balance the emotional, the physical will follow.