|Issue #1 - October 2002|
Welcome to the first issue of Naturopathic News. My goal with this newsletter is to provide information and tools for improving your health and well-being. Contained within you will find solutions to health problems and actions to take control of your health.
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1. 10 Ways Not to be a Cold or Flu Victim
First, it is helpful to understand exactly why we get sick. With the colder weather, we spend more time indoors with forced air heat. This dry heat dries out the mucous membranes lining the respiratory tract, nose, mouth and beyond into the lungs.
Diets are usually worse during the holiday season. Over consumption of dairy foods, sweets, and alcohol can promote the overproduction of mucous in the respiratory tract, which can support the growth of bacteria and viruses. In addition, our fast-paced lifestyles, even more hectic over the holidays, are not at all conducive to strong immune function.
2. GP-Some of my patients have asked me why chemotherapy is recommended so strongly. This article suggests part of the answer.
3. Medical TerminologyBenign ................. What you be after you be eight.
Bacteria ............... Back door to cafeteria.
Cesarean Section A neighborhood in Rome.
Catscan ................ Search for Kitty.
Cauterize .............. Made eye contact with her.
Colic .................. A sheep dog.
Coma ................... A punctuation mark.
D&C .................... Where Washington is.
Dilate ................. To live long.
Enema .................. Not a friend.
Fester ................. Quicker than someone else.
4. Slippery Elm Powder
Slippery elm powder comes from the bark of the slippery elm tree (Ulmus fulva). In powdered form (capsule or tablet is comparatively useless), this is a fluffy, off-white herb. It is useful in almost any deranged condition of the intestinal tract, from constipation to diarrhea. Through its inherent soothing, mucilaginous qualities it acts to heal the inner lining of the intestines. It is gentle enough for children yet effective enough to get the job done.
I recommend 1 tablespoon of the powder to be mixed in to 1 cup of water or caffeine free tea. Once stirred into solution and reaching a porridge-like consistency it is ready to consume. Carob powder may be added to improve the taste for children. Or it can be mixed into unsweetened applesauce. Up to 2-3 cups per day may be necessary for the desired effect. If there is no change after 7-10 days further assessment may be necessary to solve the problem.
I just got in a fresh batch. If you need any let me know.
5. Dosing Vitamin C
Vitamin C, defined as ascorbic acid, is available in many forms—chewable, powder, tablets, and more. Bowel tolerance is the standard dosing recommendation for Vitamin C when you are ill. This means that you continue to increase your Vit. C intake until you get an upset stomach or a loose stool. Then back off a bit. This is the dose your body can handle at this time. This amount may be anywhere from a few grams (1,000 mg=1 gram), up to 10, 15, 20 or more. For most individuals a regular buffered Vitamin C is sufficient to ensure tolerance. The more expensive forms have no independent research to back up their claims.
6. Emerson Ecologics
Many of you have been ordering you supplements and herbs through Emerson Ecologics. So you already know that this is a great way to get physician quality products at reasonable prices. Reference my name when you establish your account and receive a 10% discount on every order. Their customer service is excellent and they usually ship to our area in 2 days. If you would like more information on how to have the natural medicines you need delivered to your door, call or email me for further details.
7. Submit a Question or Joke
If you submit a question or joke that is published in the Newsletter, you will receive a 10% discount off your next office visit. So don’t be bashful. If you are a closet humorist or have a question you’d like to see answered, let me know. Please submit your offerings no later than the 20th of each month. (Limit to 1 discount in any six-month period).
8. Gift Certificates
Give the gift of health. If someone you know would benefit from naturopathic care, give them the gift of a mini-consultation. Three such consultations are offered.
Make an appointment with Dr. Pais to review your prescription medications. Be knowledgeable about the benefits and risks of the drugs you are taking.
9. Naturopathic Lecture Series
Every Tuesday evening from January through May I will be giving a 1.5-hour lecture at my office at 926 Washington Blvd. January’s topic is “The Truth About Fat”. February’s topic is “Heart Health”. Seating is limited so call 320-0747 to register. The attendance fee is $3.