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.

Limited Time Special Offer – Schedule TODAY

Hi, I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather in Citrus County. Let me ask a couple questions. Does your skin look healthy, glowing and supple, or do you notice the lines in your face looking deeper, your skin dull and lack luster? Maybe you’ve been thinking about making an appointment for a skin consultation and or facial. If you’re ready, then I have a special offer for you.
Fall and winter seasons are the ideal time to have a professional exfoliation and consultation to remove old skin cells, improve texture, smooth and hydrate fine lines, refine enlarged “pores” and lighten uneven skin tone.
At Nature’s Rx, I only use the highest quality organic products on your skin. DNA Skin Care is well known and respected as the TOP CHOICE in hypo-allergenic, physician designed skin care products. Using expert products and techniques allows me to provide my clients with results that consistently reveal a more healthy and youthful and appearance. The DNA Skin Care full line of products also includes resurfacing agents with antioxidants, a Modified JessnerPeel and the incredibly powerful DNA Cryostem Cell Therapy System. These TOP RATED products are recognized as the industry’s best and scientifically designed for best results.
Skin care is an essential part of maintaining your overall health and well-being. A typical appointment is a 30-60 minute relaxing encounter designed to addresses your specific needs. It’s therapy for the mind and body and care that restores your inner and outer glow.

Limited Time Special Offer:
Schedule TODAY and SAVE $10 (product or service)
Gift Certificates always available so you can
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Ask me about our Massage and Facial Special
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Schedule your appointment; call Jeanne at 637-7438

Neuropathy Has Many Symptoms Including, Heat Intolerance

“Peripheral neuropathy, a result of damage to the nerves outside your brain and spinal cord, often causes weakness, numbness and pain, usually in your hands and feet. It can also affect other areas of your body.”

Your peripheral nervous system sends information from your brain and spinal cord (central nervous system) to the rest of your body. Peripheral neuropathy can result from traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems, inherited causes and exposure to toxins. One of the most common causes is diabetes mellitus.

Signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy may include:

  • Gradual onset of numbness and tingling in your feet or hands, which may spread upward into your legs and arms
  • Sharp, jabbing or burning pain
  • Extreme sensitivity to touch
  • Lack of coordination and falling
  • Muscle weakness or paralysis if motor nerves are affected

If autonomic nerves are affected, signs and symptoms may include:

  • Heat intolerance and altered sweating
  • Bowel, bladder or digestive problems
  • Changes in blood pressure, causing dizziness or lightheadedness

Visit mayoclinic.org to read the complete article.

If you suffer from any of these symptoms and would like to discuss a course of action call me at 352-464-1645 or contact me online here

Thermography Screening Friday July 31st

Screening Available 10 AM to 3 PM Friday July 31st
To Schedule Your Screening Call  352-464-1645 or

What to Expect at Your Screening Appointment
  • When you arrive, you will complete health history forms.
  • During the imaging you will be disrobed from the waist up for imaging.
  • A female technician will perform the imaging.
Answers to Some Common Questions
  • Breast Augmentation does not interfere with thermal imaging.
  • Thermography is perfectly safe to have during pregnancy or when nursing. The procedure may also be performed during any part of the menstrual cycle without effecting the interpretation of the images.
  • Costs: Women’s Breast Health ($250): 3 Month Follow-up ($200): 2 Regions ($399): Whole Body ($500)
  • Method of Payment: Personal/Business Check or Cash: Sorry NO Credit Card payments



Please read and follow the patient preparation instructions carefully.

Following the preparation closely allows for more accurate imaging.

If you have a fever or an illness, including shingles, please call and reschedule.

Pre-Appointment Instructions:
  • No use of lotions, creams, powders on day of imaging.
  • No food or caffeine 2 hours prior to appointment (coffee, soda or any caffeine-containing beverage, chocolate, tea)
  • No shaving or other hair removal the day of your appt: Men – shaving of face, Women – shaving underarms and/or legs
  • No use of deodorants or antiperspirants the day of your appt.
  • No physical stimulation or treatment of the breasts, chest, neck, or back for 24 hours before your appt.
  • Do not participate in massage/chiropractic, acupuncture, TENS, physical therapy or electrical muscle stimulation for 48 hours prior to your appt.
  • No exercise 4 hours prior to your appt, (ie: biking) and NO HEAVY upper body lifting 3 days prior. You can go to the gym but do lower body or a treadmill exercise. Pulling muscles in the anterior chest will alter the image results.
  • If bathing, it must be no closer than 1 hour before your appt. No hot tubs for 24 hours before appt.
  • If you are nursing, please try to nurse as far from 1 1/2 to 2 hours before your appt as possible.
  • If you are using pain medications, please avoid taking them for 4 hours prior to your appt. You must consult with the prescribing physician for his or her consent prior to any change in medication use such as this.

If you should have any questions, please feel free to either call the office at: 352-464-1645, or email at: david@alternative-primary-care.com.

We Have A New Food Therapy Video – ENJOY!

Take a moment to watch the latest food therapy video. Enjoy!


If you would like to talk about a personalized Food Therapy Program, call me at 352-464-1645 or contact me online here

Heat Exhaustion, When You Only Have 15 Minutes To Get Emergency Medical Care

Among all the conditions summer heat can aggravate – we also have Heat Exhaustion

Acupuncture can help

Often signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion come on quickly and without warning. If you try some simple self-treatments, and you cannot get relief in 15 minutes, you may need to get emergency care.

Heat Exhaustion symptoms include:

  • Confusion
  • Dark-colored urine (a sign of dehydration)
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Muscle or abdominal cramps
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Pale skin
  • Profuse sweating
  • Rapid heartbeat

There are some simple things you can do on your own to reduce these symptoms. To get all the details and some of the things you can do if you feel heat exhaustion coming on, visit WebMD.com.

If you are not suffering from severe symptoms that require emergency care, but feel your body is having trouble regulating its temperature, call me to discuss a plan to help you regulate heat (and cold) better.

Call me at 352-464-1645 or contact meonline here

Summer Heat Aggravates Eczema – Acupuncture Helps…

What Are the Symptoms of Eczema? For one, your skin will usually itch before a rash appears.

Acupuncture can help

Also, patches of itchy, dry, and thickened skin. Eczema rash usually appears on the hands, neck, face, and legs.  However, eczema rash can appear anywhere. Children will often show symptoms in the inner creases of the knees and elbows.

To make it worse, when scratched open sores may develop.

To discuss a plan for the management of your eczema symptoms, call me at 352-464-1645 or contact me online here

New Location For Our Mindful Movements Tai Chi Class

Our Tai Chi for Health class will be moved to the following location starting next week.

Classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursdays at 9 a.m., at the Dunnellon Lion’s at 20826 Walnut Street, the corner of Cedar St. And Walnut St.

Additional New Classes Starting Soon at Performance By Achievement in Inverness.

If you have questions please contact Frank Gonzalez at 352-425-9438, or emailhealingartsfl@gmail.com.