An old time remedy that works


Apple cider vinegar has long been described as a tonic that supports healthy pH and reduces inflammation. Other health attributes include reducing blood glucose and triglyceride levels, as well as, weight loss. Watch this quick two minute video for more ideas about using cider vinegar daily to improved your health.

Click here for video.

Best in health,
David Bibbey L.Ac.

Thermography Screening In October, reserve your spot now…

Breast Health Thermography Screening Friday January 22nd, 10am-3pm.



Current statistics show that one in eight women in the US will develop breast cancer in their lifetime and that those rates are rising. The medical community, supported by the NIH (National Institutes of Health) now suggests that women begin annual mammogram screening at age 40. But nearly 12,000 women under the age of 40 will develop aggressive breast cancer this year even though they are considered at lower risk. New evidence makes it clear that by the time many tumors that are detected by a mammogram have been present and growing for several years. You need to know that safe screening options that provide reliable early detection results are available.

At Alternative Primary Care in Crystal River, we feel strongly that a proactive approach to breast health saves both lives and breasts. David Bibbey, L.Ac. believes patients need to be well informed about safe screening and detection methods that give women accurate data about their health. This is why Alternative Primary Care regularly invites an expert team visit the office to provide Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging ‘DITI’ in the office.

Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging – DITI is a 15 minute noninvasive screening test. It requires no squeezing, no contact and no radiation. A thermal (temperature sensing) camera is used to scan the body for signs of potential problematic changes. It is a valuable procedure that alerts you and your physician to changes that can indicate early signs of breast disease. DITI offers a unique look into the body and identifies breast health changes, which are typically not identified by self-examination, physician examination, and mammography alone.

Click Here to Learn More About Thermography

Candice Hage
Candice Hage from Shining Image will be visiting Alternative Primary Care to provide Breast Health Screenings on, Friday January 22nd, 10 am to 3 pm, Screening costs $250 (Cash or Check). To schedule your appointment time please call the office today! 352-464-1645. To book online click here


Best in health,

David Bibbey L.Ac.

FDA Approved brain-damaging poisons lurk in dozens of

An “Excitotoxins” is a big word for any substance like msg that excites cells to the point of damage. “Excite -O- Toxin”. 

Dr. Russell Blaylock, is the author of the 1995 book Excitotoxicity: The Taste that Kills, in his book he cites possible associations between excitotoxins and a slew of serious health conditions, including:

• strokes
• brain injury
• brain tumors
• degenerative brain diseases (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Lou Gehrig’s disease)
• meningitis
• neurological Lyme disease
• encephalitis
• schizophrenia

For example MSG is an Excitotoxin.  MSG goes by 30 different names and is found in many product, not just Chinese food. There are 70 excitotoxins lurking in most packaged and processed foods. This includes soups, sauces, gravy mixes, frozen dinners, diet foods, beverages, chips, and fast foods. The main culprits are MSG, aspartame (NutraSweet), cysteine, hydrolyzed protein, and aspartic acid.


The good news is that in addition to using this knowledge to avoid these toxins in the foods you eat, you can use proper nutrition to help “Buffer Yourself from Excitotoxins”.

Below I have shared with you an article and video on Excitotoxins. I hope you find them helpful.

If you have any question regarding how you may use good nutrition to buffer yourself from these toxins, about food additives or any symptoms you are experiencing, please contact me at 352-464-1645, or online by clicking here: Contact 

Article: FDA Approved Way To Damage Your  Brain

Video:  Excitotoxins – What are they and do they damage the body? 

Best in health,
David Bibbey L.Ac.





Educational Event Monday January 11th…

Candice Hage
Topics of discussion will include Breast Health, Fibromyalgia, Headaches, Neck and Shoulder Pain, Low Back Pain with Sciatica, Cold Hands and Feet, and more. 

We are pleased to welcome Candice Hage; she is a women’s health expert and health coach. Ms. Hage is a Certified Thermographer and the owner of Shining Image, which specializes in the use of Thermal Imaging to identify health dysfunction. Topics of discussion will include Breast Health, Fibromyalgia, Headaches, Neck and Shoulder Pain, Low Back Pain with Sciatica, Cold Hands and Feet, and more.

This event is open to everyone, but I’d really encourage everyone who has already had thermal scanning to attend this special event. It will be a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the value of your digital scan history and provide greater insights about what to look for in future scans.

Dinner will be served and following the presentation Ms. Hage will be available to answer your questions.

Future events will be $20 to attend, however you can save $20 by attending the FIRST and only FREE event of this kind. Seating is limited and RSVP is required.

To reserve your seat click here and fill in our online form. Please note in the message box that you would like to have a seat reserved for you.

Date: Monday January 11th, at 5:30 pm, at the office

Hope to see you there.

Best in health,
David Bibbey L.Ac.

SAVE $30 For The Holiday!

Purchase or Book before Dec 24th to receive $30 off any facial treatment. 

You don’t have to live at the North Pole to have Dry, Dehydrated or Lack Luster Skin. If you have been thinking of repairing or regenerating your skin this Winter Season, then consider a CryoStem Cell Facial or a Customized Facial based on your skin type.

$175 CryoStem Cell Facial

$115 Nourish & Hydrate with Resurfacing

$75 Lighten & Brighten or Nourish & Hydrate

Purchase or Book before Dec 24th to receive $30 off any facial treatment.

Gift Certificates are available – Consider giving to yourself or loved-one this Holiday

Call Jeanne Synger at 352-637-7438 to schedule your appointment.

Have a safe and joyous Holiday Season,

Jeanne & David

I Hope you had a Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!

Wishing you best in health,
David Bibbey L.Ac.

Treating Restless Leg Syndrome.

What is RLS, and how we can treat it

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a condition in which you have an uncontrollable urge to move your legs, usually due to leg discomfort. It typically happens in the evenings or nights while you’re sitting or lying down. Moving eases the unpleasant feeling temporarily.

Restless legs syndrome, now known as restless legs syndrome/Willis-Ekbom disease (RLS/WED), can begin at any age and generally worsens as you age. It can disrupt sleep — leading to daytime drowsiness — and make traveling difficult.

Simple self-care steps and lifestyle changes can help you. Acupuncture treatment and proper nutrition can also reduce symptoms. If you or a loved one suffer with RLS, then please contact me to discuss a treatment plan that includes acupuncture, and nutritional advice.

If you would like to learn more about RLS, click here “4 Little-Known Causes of Restless Legs Syndrome”

Best in health,
David Bibbey L.Ac.

8 Ways To Make Your Brain Smarter, Stronger And Faster

8 Ways to Make Your Brain Smarter, Stronger and Faster

Since everyone is always looking for ways to increase their brain power, I thought I would share these easy to implement tips!

Click here to enjoy: 8 Ways to Make Your Brain Smarter, Stronger and Faster!

Best in health,
David Bibbey L.Ac.

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy these two recipes…

I Hope you have a Great Thanksgiving Holiday.

Please enjoy the below two recipes!

Steakhouse Sweet Potato Casserole 

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes

BONUS TIP: To save time use cooked canned sweet potatoes!  Another idea, use half cooked pumpkin/half sweet potatoes.


4 Sweet Potatoes (medium sized) approx. 1.5 lb.

Sweet Potato Mixture:
1/8 cup coconut sugar (any sugar)
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup Earth Balance (sub Butter)

Crust Topping Mixture:
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup GF flour (or All-purpose flour)
3/4 cup chopped nuts (pecans preferred)
1/4 cup melted Earth Balance (sub Butter)


1. Cut the sweet potatoes half and add them to a pot of salted water. Bring the pot to a boil, and cook for 20 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are cooked through. They should be easily pierced with a fork. Drain.

2. Preheat the oven to 350F. Mash the sweet potatoes with the Sweet Potato Mixture ingredients. Combine thoroughly.  Place in baking dish.

3. In a separate bowl, combine Crust Topping Mixture, and sprinkle Crust Mixture evenly onto the surface of the sweet potatoes.

4. Bake for 30 minutes at 350°.

Ginger Pear Cranberry Sauce

prep time: 10 mins
cook time: 15 mins
total time: 25 mins

Cranberries can vary in sweetness, so I start with ½ cup of sugar, make the sauce, and then add additional sugar at the end of the process if needed.
Serves: 3 cups

  • 3 cups fresh cranberries (12 ounces)
  • ½ cup coconut sugar, plus more to taste (any sugar will do)
  • 3 med pears (Anjou, Bartlett, or Bosc about 1½ pounds total), peeled, cored, and diced
  • Thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger, peeled and finely minced (about 2 tbsp minced)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 4-inch cinnamon stick
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • ¾ cup water


  1. Add all ingredients to a medium-sized saucepan. Bring to boil over medium heat, then reduce the heat to medium-low, simmering for about 15 minutes or until the berries burst and the sauce thickens.
  2. Taste and add additional sugar, a teaspoon or two at a time, until you’ve reached your desired balance of tart and sweet.
  3. Cool completely and serve. Keeps in an airtight refrigerated container for up to a week; freeze for up to three months.

Best in health,
David Bibbey L.Ac.

Skin Care – Now offered at Alternative Primary Care
Jeanne Synger has been a resident of Citrus County for twenty years and has worked in health care as a Registered Nurse for over twenty-five years.  She received her Skin Care Therapist license in 2006 and is a Certified DNA Practitioner in Stem Cell Therapy.  Ms. Synger continues to receive advanced skin care training at the International Dermal Institute in Orlando, Florida.  Click here to learn more

Please Answer This One Question For Me…

It would mean a lot to me and my practice if you could complete this one question survey.  You can answer the question anonymously, or you can provide me your name.  
Thank you advance, 

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Best in health,

David Bibbey L.Ac.