1. Dr. Kristine Reese, ND Skin Clinic – Tuesday, Feb. 24th in San Diego

    Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren (Dr. T), MD, DC, LN, CCN, DABFM, DACBN, FABDA
    Nutritional, Environmental & Functional Medicine; Public & Professional Lectures Worldwide

    Do You Have Moles, Growths, Cancerous Lesions, Tags or other skin issues?

    Come to the Skin Clinic and see if this treatment is right for you…

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    Dr. Kristine Reese, ND Skin Clinic – Tuesday, Feb. 24th in San Diego

     Please visit the website for details and book your appointment online TODAY!

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    Skin Clinic Feb. 24th PDF Flyer

    The process is a safe, effective, proprietary acidic liquid compound and is gently applied onto the lesion. The liquid instantly constricts the lesion’s capillaries, turning it white & restricting its nutrient supply.  A scab forms in a few days & drops off in a few weeks, leaving esthetically pleasing skin. The best results are achieved with any size growths on the face. Mild de-pigmentation may occasionally occur on the arms, legs, & torso, especially when melanin-containing or cancer-prone flat areas are treated. Once a deeper layer of pigment has been exposed, it can be safely retreated until the removal is complete.

    Tuesday, Feb. 24th from  10-6 pm

    LotusRain Naturopathic Clinic

    5210 Balboa Ave Suite F

    San Diego, CA 92117

    To schedule apt online visit:

    doctorTevents.com and click on Skin Clinic Appointments

    OR call Caroline Andrews –Area Coordinator at

    760-487-8482 or email at sandiego@ecopolitan.com

    Treatment proceeds & donations support distressed

    Nepali communities & children,

    preventing child trafficking

    Visit www.Nepali-Children.org  for information

     Thank you for supporting this humanitarian cause! 

  2. 50 Shades of Heart Health

    HeartHandsIn February we focus on matters of the heart; both the figurative and the literal. Love, romance, courtship and passion are front and center in Hollywood, with the theatrical release of 50 Shades of Grey falling on Valentine’s Day. This month is also American Heart Month: a time to review and learn about reducing risks and sequelae of heart disease. Cardiovascular fitness and sexual function share more than a spot on the calendar: both are significantly impacted by hormone imbalance. The connection between healthy hormone levels and their effect on romance, libido and sexual preparedness are reasonably well known; and the interrelationship between cardiovascular health and hormonal balance is lesser known yet equally important.

    In women, estrogen deficiency often leads to vaginal dryness, atrophy and diminished vaginal sensation, which are major contributors to the loss of libido and disinterest in physical intimacy. In addition to restoring tissue integrity through topical application to vaginal tissue, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy in general has been shown to increase sexual desire in women. Transdermal estradiol has a cardioprotective effect in postmenopausal women and reduces the incidence of diabetes, which is a significant risk factor for heart attacks. Additionally, micronized progesterone can have a beneficial effect on blood pressure, another contributing factor to heart disease. Unlike oral estrogens and synthetic progestins, transdermal bioidentical estradiol and progesterone do not increase the risk of venous thromboembolism in women.

    There is a strong connection between male sexual dysfunction and cardiovascular disease – atherosclerosis, hypertension, elevated cholesterol and established cardiovascular disease often go hand in hand with erectile dysfunction, and are greatly influenced by hormonal health. Testosterone replacement therapy has exhibited beneficial cardiovascular effects including improving insulin resistance, increasing exercise tolerance, increasing muscle mass, and contributes to coronary artery vasodilation, suggesting that optimal testosterone levels actually decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease. On the sexual front, testosterone therapy is effective in restoring sexual desire and function and has a 35-40% success rate in reversing erectile dysfunction.

    Tying it all together (no pun intended, for fans of the book), balanced hormone levels may not only increase one’s interest in and enjoyment of a healthy sex life, but may also contribute to a healthy cardiovascular system enabling greater tolerance for, well… experimentation.

    References:

    • Woods NF, et al. Sexual desire during the menopausal transition and early post-menopause: observations from the Seattle Midlife Women’s Health Study. J Women’s Health. 2010; 19: 209-18.
    • Chism LA. Overcoming resistance and barriers to the use of local estrogen therapy for the treatment of vaginal atrophy. Int J Womens Health. 2012; 4: 551-57.
    • L ø kkegaard E, Andreasen AH, Jacobsen RK, Nielsen LH, Agger C, Lidegaard Ø . Hormone therapy and risk of myocardial infarction:a national register study. Eur Heart J 2008;29:2660 – 8
    • de Lauzon-Guillain B, Fournier A, Fabre A, e t al . Menopausal hormone therapy and new-onset diabetes in the French Etude Epidemiologique de Femmes de la Mutuelle G é n é rale de l’Education Nationale (E3N) cohort. Diabetologia 2009;52:2092 – 100
    • Albrecht-BetancAndrogen ourGuay, AT. Testosterone and erectile physiology. Aging Male. 2006; 9: 201-6.t M, et al. replacement in men with hypogonadism and erectile dysfunction . Endocrine. 2004; 23: 143-8.
    • Oskui P, French W, Herring M, et al. Testosterone and the Cardiovascular System: A Comprehensive Review of the Clinical Literature. J Am Heart Assoc. 2013 Dec; 2(6): e000272.
    • Conners WP
    • SR. Erectile dysfunction and comorbid diseases, androgen deficiency, and diminished libido in men. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2004Fine ; 104: S9-15.
    • Albrecht-BetancAndrogen ourGuay, AT. Testosterone and erectile physiology. Aging Male. 2006; 9: 201-6.t M, et al. replacement in men with hypogonadism and erectile dysfunction . Endocrine. 2004; 23: 143-8.
  3. 22% Reduction in Breast Cancer with this Fruit

    LemonRonald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C.B.N., M.S.

    Can a simple staple sour fruit be helpful in the treatment and prevention of breast cancer? Well, a study at the University of Arizona Caner Center has revealed some promising news.

    Before I share the study, it is first important to understand the significance of the fruit used in the study.

    I am talking about lemons but more importantly I am referring to the peel of the lemon.

    The peel of the lemon is an excellent source of naturally occurring terpenes. We commonly think of terpenes in cleaning products but there is a natural terpine called d-limonene.

    D-limonene has shown in scientific studies to be valuable against a wide number of cancers.

    In one promising study 43 women with newly diagnosed operable breast cancer electing to undergo lumpectomy were given 2 grams of limonene daily for two to six weeks before their surgery.

    Results showed that d-limonene supplementation resulted in a 22% reduction in the expression of tumor markers.

    The specific breast tumor marker measured in the study was cyclin D1.

    Cyclin D1 is one of the frequently overexpressed proteins and one of the commonly augmented genes in breast cancer. The gene that leads to cyclin D1 formation is an estrogen-responsive gene. The overexpression of cyclin D1 occurs in more than half of invasive breast cancers.

    Additional evidence shows that cyclin D1 interferes with the anti-cancer effect of tamoxifen in estrogen receptor-positive breast cancers – potentially accounting for treatment failure with tamoxifen therapy.

    D-limonene can be found in most health food stores as a dietary supplement, however it can be easily obtained by eating a whole lemon more importantly the peel and inside spongy inner parts. The peel and inside of the lemon has the highest content of limonene. In fact the average sized lemon has about 300 mg of d-limonene.

    Now if you are wondering how to eat the entire lemon including the peel, then look no further than a juicer or better yet a Vitamex.

    Since lemon juice is usually too sour on its own, I recommend mixing it with other juices. Fortunately, adding ½ or 1 whole lemon (complete with peel) is an excellent addition to just about any fresh fruit or vegetable juice including green vegetable juices.

    If you are going to juice whole lemons, be sure to choose organic versions.

    Other dietary sources of terpenes are other citrus fruits, berries, cherries, and volatile herbs such as peppermint, basil, thyme, and rosemary.

    To find a healthcare professional certified in functional medicine, go to www.FunctionalMedicineDoctors.com.These are clinicians who have been trained at Functional Medicine University (www.FunctionalMedicineUniversity.com)

    Reference:
    Miller JA, Lang JE, Ley M, et al. Human breast tissue disposition and bioactivity of limonene in women with early-stage breast cancer. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2013 Jun;6(6):577-84.

    The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from the research and experience of Dr. Grisanti and his functional medicine community. Dr. Grisanti encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional. Visit www.FunctionalMedicineUniversity.com for more information on our training in functional medicine. Look for practitioners who have successfully completed the Functional Medicine University’s Certification Program (CFMP) www.functionalmedicinedoctors.com. This content may be copied in full, with copyright, contact, creation and information intact, without specific permission, when used only in a not-for-profit format. If any other use is desired, permission in writing from Dr. Grisanti is required.