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.
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.
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:
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!
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
Best in health,
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,
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”
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!
Please enjoy the below two recipes!
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
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
Best in health,