Bone Broth Benefits: Joints, Hair & Skin, Detox…

It’s nothing new, Grandma’s have been making bone broth forever… so why the recent hype? Ama’s  to Ya-ya’s around the world: Smile with validation that your lost knowledge may just be returning.

That wonderful liquid obtained from boiling bones in water; any bones from chicken, turkey, beef, fish…. is delicious on its own, makes a wonderful and nutritious base for soups and stews, and your holistic doctor may even recommend it to heal achy, arthritic joints and reduce inflammation in your lungs and digestive tract.

Beyond ‘Good for the Soul’: Bone Broth Superfood Nutrition

The Garden in Your Gut (and skin, and…)

All the bacteria living inside you would fill a half-gallon jug; over 100 trillion organisms: bacteria, viruses, and fungi, live on and within in our bodies with the number of bacteria vastly outnumbering other types of residents.

Since the 1970’s, researchers estimated we have 10 times more bacterial cells than human cells in our body. While new data shows it may be closer to 1:1, if we’re half bacteria, it is only natural to expect a major role for them in how our bodies work.

Surely there is some reason for this.

Chronic pain, inflammation and health problems: The new approach

Consider this scenario: A bout with “food poisoning” that lead to swollen lymph nodes and then a diagnosis of strep throat. The antibiotics made the symptoms worse. Next referred to an internist for pain/inflammation, he declared the problem mental, not physical. The internist referred her to a psychiatrist who said she was mentally healthy who referred her back to an MD who—despite her nearly passing out in the waiting room with blood pressure of 70/50—said “everything’s normal, why do you keep coming back here?” Meanwhile, others became frustrated and labelled her “lazy and selfish” or “needing coddling.”

This is the famous author Laura Hillenbrand who documented and published the best-selling novel Seabiscuit: An American Legend—now a major motion picture. Hardly lazy; definitely in need of holistic health care.

Where did western medicine go wrong?

She didn’t fit the model:

Powerful tools for osteoarthritis

osteopathy, manual therapy, osteopathic manipulation, platelet rich plasma therapy, PRP, rehabilitation, physical therapy, albuquerque DO, medical massage

Osteoarthritis: the leading musculoskeletal cause of disability in the Western society. Years and a lifetime of ignored low-level chronic inflammation catch up to us as we age—our joints wear down, it becomes painful to do what we love…

Cartilage—a firm, flexible tissue that cushions bones at joints. Cartilage lets bones glide over one another while absorbing energy from the movement.

When cartilage breaks down and wears away, the bones rub together causing pain, swelling, and stiffness.

In pain, we are driven to seek help. Pain makes it impossible to have a high quality of life, play with our children or grandchildren, enjoy the things we used to do easily. And if only that pain can go away we can have the life we want back.

anti-inflammatory food pyramid

Our First (annual) Clean Eating Recipalooza! (and birthday bash :)

What is Clean Eating? It’s about eating more foods that honor your nutrient needs and less of the products that stress your body or the environment. That means embracing whole foods like vegetables, fruits, healthy proteins and healthy fats.

What does that mean? What’s there to eat?

Let’s find out as we celebrate Phyllis Childers, RN’s birthday.

THE RULES:

  1. Bring a dish and copies of your recipe to share.
  2. Anything goes as long as you leave out all sweeteners, grains, and dairy.
anti-inflammatory food pyramid

Starting an anti-inflammatory diet

Your body is stressed!

Eating anti-inflammatory foods—and avoiding inflammatory ones—can…

  • make weight loss easier…
  • avoid early aging…
  • give you much more energy…
  • handle your joint aches… digestive discomforts… skin rashes… and more.

But we all seem to “fall off the wagon” and for many that means never “getting on the horse!”

Join Phyllis’ talk and learn how to make healthy choices fun even when every message within the body is screaming out to eat more sugar, more “treats” and more grains in order to maintain the inflammatory response the body is used to having.

Bring your friends: at every talk, we offer FREE handouts and demonstrations

Gut Check: Is the “war on germs” what’s wrong with me?

Imagine if just one organ in your body affected your health, your weight, and even your behavior—wouldn’t you want to know more about it?

And just imagine if damage to this organ contributed to chronic health problems like obesity, thyroid conditions, allergic disorders, and diabetes—wouldn’t you want to keep it healthy?

There is such an organ. Believe it or not it’s the collection of microbes in and on your body that outnumber your own cells possibly by as much as 10:1—your human microbiome.

Providing us with vitamins and energy sources we can’t make on our own, anti-inflammatories that send healing signals to our brain, and perhaps even more powerfully helping us fend off the “bad” bacteria (and yeast, and viruses, and parasites…), we really can’t live without these helpful friends even though we’ve been conditioned to reach for that hand sanitizer and antibiotic at every sniffle.

Join Phyllis Childers, RN and get a better understanding of your very own complex ecosystem plus steps to restore gut health and heal symptoms such as fatigue, anxiety, depression, headaches, acne, eczema, colds, infections, joint and muscle pain, and more…

Repairing injuries with PRP

Considering joint surgery or know someone who is? Before you sign on to expensive surgeries and lengthy recovery times, join my talk.

I didn’t think that my first experience with a new and cutting edge medical technology, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, would be as personal as it turned out to be—my own shoulder injury. My trusted orthopedic surgeon explained the “necessary” surgery, the long and painful physical therapy, and the many months of not being able to provide Osteopathic care to my wonderful patients. Yikes! As I couldn’t lift or use my arm, I had to something.

Luckily, another a colleague uses PRP in his practice. After a short series of non-surgical office procedures, I have full range of motion and am able to perform all of my usual work, and play, and all without pain or restrictions.

Hear more about my own personal experience and this extremely economical and effective regenerative therapy. Then let’s talk. Let’s see whether this therapy would be appropriate for you.

 

Inflammation: at the core of heart disease

Don’t settle for “the inevitable.”

Knowledge is Power – take charge of your heart health. Any and all of your unwanted symptoms reflect imbalances, injury, your body stuck on trying to heal.

heart disease - healthy heartThere are only two options:

  1. A lifetime of medications to correct high blood pressure, blood sugar imbalances, dysfunctional thyroid and/or adrenal glands… or…
  2. Well-designed, evidence-based guidance that corrects underlying imbalances, calms inflammation, and helps you make important, non-fad, lifestyle changes.

Redness, swelling, pain, fever… traditionally, we define inflammation as the main response the body invokes to deal with injuries or infection. The next stage, healing and repairing, does not start until the “clean-up crew” is done. This communication is a series of orchestrated signals, hormones and other chemicals released from platelets and white blood cells, by your liver and fat cells…

…that’s right: adipose—your fat organ—releases hormones.1