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The 2 Minute Tune Up and Nitric Oxide

Posted on October 13, 2012 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (0)

I just recently returned from a holistic dental meeting and I was surprised to come across a company that has a system that measures cellular nitric oxide levels from a saliva sample.


For those who don’t know, nitric oxide is a free form of gas produced by the cells in our body. It is produced when enzymes in the body break down the amino acid Arginine, and is mainly used for intra-cellular communication.


Nitric oxide is required for key physiologica...

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Dr. Brand's Book

Posted on July 28, 2012 at 2:25 AM Comments comments (2)

For those who aren’t aware, I have been working on my book for the last 2 years. It was just published 2 weeks ago.  “Congratulations” you say. Well, “Thank you very much.”


But here is the surprise; it is NOT about toxic dentistry and how to avoid it. At least not totally.


Enlightened Indigo Child

A Personal Guide to Flourishing with a Sixth Sense

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Seeds for Health

Posted on June 24, 2012 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (2)

When one hears the word hemp, one usually thinks of something illegal (marijuana) or the fabric that makes potato sack bags. 


Though its name might be a bit misleading, hemp milk is a perfectly legal, not to mention a healthy alternative for everyone to drink. Produced from the seeds of the hemp plant, this milk has only begun to be sold in the United States within the past few years.


One concern that people have about hemp milk is that it might contai...

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Jump Your Way to Health!

Posted on May 5, 2012 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (4)

I take my cues for blogging from the patients that come to the office. Lately, I have had a cluster of clients with issues concerning their lymph system. The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs. It is composed mainly of lymph vessels, lymph nodes and lymph.  Lymph vessels, which are different from blood vessels, carry fluid called lymph throughout your body. Lymph contains white blood cells that defend you against germs. Throughout  the vessels are lymph nodes. Along...

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Nourishing Nori

Posted on January 5, 2012 at 1:40 AM Comments comments (5)

For centuries, Nori has been valued as a food of longevity and detoxification by Asian cultures. It is a sea vegetable known for its nutritional and medicinal qualities.Western cultures have now embraced it for its health benefits, particularly in its ability to cleanse the body of toxins and heavy metals that cause a variety of health problems.

 

Rich in minerals like iodine and potassium, seaweed is believed to boost the body's natural immune system and improve thyroid and ...

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Cures for the Grinding Holiday Stress

Posted on December 14, 2011 at 1:35 AM Comments comments (4)

One of the most stressful times of the year is during the holidays.


Between Thanksgiving and New Years, partying and family gatherings are at the top of the list.  But for many, somewhere along the way, the stress, the unrealistic expectations and the unreasonable demands show up; and the next thing you know, you're anxious, depressed, over-tired, and dreading one more day of the so-called "holiday good cheer."


If you have been waking up with your te...

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De-plasticizing You!

Posted on November 19, 2011 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (8)

Billions of dollars have been made from putting plastics, fluoride and heavy-metal containing technology into everyday life. The industrial world is wealthy beyond belief. And the truth is that our bodies have become the world’s biggest toxic dumps.  


And due to the recent questions that I have received from patients from my last blog

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BPA: A Real Life Case Study- Celeste's Story

Posted on October 30, 2011 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (9)

An interesting occurrence just happened with our dog Celeste. She has been with us since the age of 9 weeks, so we pretty much know her personal doggie health and habits.  She has always eaten very healthy home cooked food from stainless steel or ceramic bowls. But about 6 months ago, we started serving her food from the plastic container that it  was stored in from the refrigerator.


Shortly thereafter, she developed a little growth on her lip. The veterinarian...

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Saliva Secrets: pH

Posted on October 21, 2011 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (5)

As many of you already know, we always take a pH reading of your saliva at every routine hygiene visit. The question I often hear is “Why?’


Well, to put it simply, the saliva pH has got to be the easiest gauge of your overall health. No blood sample. No urine sample. But in less than 2 seconds we can tell the general condition of your entire body. Pretty amazing stuff!


A healthy saliva pH runs about 7.0, fairly neutral. We can give or take ...

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Freshen your Breath. Freshen your Life.

Posted on September 25, 2011 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (2)

Having a problem getting a date? Or a job?  


The cause may be more esoteric than your personality, looks, or business qualifications.


Bad breath or halitosis is a condition that very few people talk about upfront. It’s an awkward topic that is usually discussed about you, after you have left the room. Most of us are afraid that it may create embarrassment or awkward feelings if actually discussed with you.


So let me set the rec...

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An Attitude of Gratitude

Posted on August 28, 2011 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (2)

Earthquake on Tuesday. Hurricane on Saturday. This week isn’t over yet. What’s next?


While some of us may be thinking tsunami, especially due to the recent events in Japan, my head doesn’t go there. I’m thinking personal "me time" to take a break and recuperate. Sometimes the Universe and Mother Nature give us obvious messages that most of us totally miss: Slow down and reevaluate your priorities in life.


Many of us h...

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The Benefits of Bone Soup

Posted on July 30, 2011 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (6)

In this age of veganism, the idea of eating animal meat is verboten. However, this is also an age of rising health problems, weakened immune systems and poor vitality. With this understanding, it is important to keep an open mind for unique health boosting methods.

 

As an integrative holistic practitioner, it is not unusual for me to meet clients who are quite brilliant in many diverse healing modalities; and as a result, they educate me to some esoteric health building tech...

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The Health Rewards of Energy Healing: Reiki

Posted on June 12, 2011 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (2)

Although most people are skeptical of Energy Medicine, there is a real science to it. And it works.


The question most frequently asked is “How does it work?” Reasonable enough. I too am a person of science, so I need an explanation. Well, here’s the scoop.


We have all heard about the Energy Field – that invisible science phenomenon that most of us can’t see and know nothing about. Energy Healing is based on the premise that ...

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Body Brushing: A Daily Habit Like Tooth Brushing

Posted on May 30, 2011 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (2)

Dry skin brushing is one of the healthiest self-help methods available to us today. The best part is that it takes seconds to do, can be done in the comfort of your own home, and is painless and cost free.


Variationsof skin brushing have been practiced for thousands of years. For many centuries, the Japanese employed vigorous skin brushing with loofah sponges as a prelude to their traditional hot bath. Prior to bathing (following a hard training session or physical competit...

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Radiation everywhere. Vacations included.

Posted on April 25, 2011 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (3)

I had everything planned.  A simple relaxing one week vacation on a cruise ship, lots of options for a detoxing week (access to the gym, sauna, steam room, swimming pools, and whirlpool), meditation  in solitude on a quiet spot on the ship’s deck, options of health building food, evening entertainment and quiet restorative sleep in my cabin.  And the best part about this was that the ship was leaving right here from NYC. There would be no hassle of airports and everything...

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Benefits of Raw Chocolate

Posted on February 20, 2011 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (2)

I have always been a chocoholic. But due to the high sugar and fat content, along with other non-healthy ingredients added to conventional chocolate, I have needed to restrain myself.  


Not so anymore.


Raw chocolate is a superfood. It is a natural food that has a tremendous phytonutrient content that can confer amazing health benefits. It has a very high ORAC  (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) score, which is an important property, as it denot...

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Himalayan Salt

Posted on February 6, 2011 at 1:55 AM Comments comments (3)

Himalayan Salt has recently been re-discovered as one of nature’s purest and most complete mineral salt sources on Earth. There are 84 minerals found in the salt, and for that reason it has tremendous therapeutic effects.


To begin with, it is great in everyday cooking. Take your purified, iodized and chemicalized white table salt and throw it in the garbage. Not only is it demineralized, many brands actually add dextrose (sugar) to make it taste better. So now you can ...

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Oil Pulling

Posted on January 22, 2011 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (9)

Oil pulling is a super simple healing process for the oral cavity and the entire human body. The results of this healing process may cause astonishment, but by experimenting with oil pulling therapy, everybody can see results on their own. For acute infections the results are very quick, but for chronic health challenges, one may have to practice oil pulling for months before long term results are noticed.

 

Deepak Chopra promotes the practice in his 2001 book, Perfect H...

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Green Drinks

Posted on December 25, 2010 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (6)

Many patients have often asked me to name the one thing that I would recommend most to restore and maintain health.  Now, that is a tough question, since my list of healthy healing modalities gets longer by the week. But if I had to narrow it down to one thing that can be done on a regular basis to promote good health, it would be Green Juices.  I can’t survive very long without my green juices. If I miss more than 2 days, I actually crave the stuff.

 

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Seaweed Salad Anyone?

Posted on December 9, 2010 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (1)


For those of you who are interested in eating healthier, I will occasionally be posting simple superfood recipes that anyone can do. Most are pretty easy and quite delicious. They are meant to be  packed with concentrated nutrition that will nourish your body and soul.


If you are already eating raw or organic or vegan, let me first say “Congratulations”.  You are definitely way ahead of at least 95% of the people in this country. However, t...

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