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.
352-464-1645

SAVE $30 For The Holiday!

Facial
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.
352-464-1645

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.
352-464-1645

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.

INGREDIENTS:

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)

DIRECTIONS:

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
ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.
352-464-1645

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, 

Click here to answer this one question 

Best in health,

David Bibbey L.Ac.
352-464-1645

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
share the gift of health and nurturing

Ask me about our Massage and Facial Special
it’s amazing and clients are raving!!

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
Email
 david@alternative-primary-care.com 

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

 

PATIENT PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS


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.