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Allergies and Their Cure

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Allergies, Health Tips, Immune System, Natural, Natural Healing, Natural medicine, Nutrition | 0 comments

Dear Friends, ALLERGIES AND CHRONIC SINUSITIS CAN BE CURED! I have been practicing ‘clinical ecology’ and nutritional cleansing for 19 years, and during that time, hundreds of patients have become ‘allergy-free’ in as few as 2 to 3 visits! Here’s how:   The sinuses are dependent on the intestines for their well-being; Clogged intestines, clogged sinuses. And when an imbalance occurs in the organisms that live in the lining of the intestines, a condition known as ‘dysbiosis’, a wide array of symptoms and conditions can occur. The list includes: allergies, asthma, irritable bowel, Crohn’s, urinary tract infections, inability to concentrate, memory loss, headaches, depression, skin conditions, fatigue, cold hands and feet, food cravings, loss of libido, joint pain and more! Humans should have billions of the beneficial bacteria living in their intestinal tract. These ‘good bacteria’ keep the yeast, fungus, parasites and bad bacteria from overpopulating. Antibiotics, birth control pills, steroid drugs, a sugary junk food diet, and even the chlorine in tap water, have a damaging effect on the good bacteria. As the population of good bacteria weakens, the opportunistic bad organisms multiply and begin a cascade of ill effects. These include: increased inflammatory response, hypersensitive mucous membranes and ‘leaky gut syndrome’, a condition that permits unfriendly bacteria, undigested proteins and toxins to enter the blood stream. The various symptoms and conditions that result from this toxification vary from person to person, but the most common reaction is allergies and sinusitis. As you might guess, the use of antibiotics to combat sinus infections only perpetuates the problem. Septal defect surgery simply makes more room in the nasal cavity. It does not cure the problem of chronic inflamed mucous membranes! Eating yogurt or taking probiotic (friendly bacteria) supplements is only helpful in about 5% of the cases. It is far more important to artfully kill off the offending organisms and rebalance the ecology of the intestinal lining. This is where the skill comes in. A person could possibly get good results with an ‘anti-candida’ supplement from the health food store, but it’s hit or miss. Every intestinal tract is different, and there are many different types of maleficent organisms to contend with. I use specific kinesiology (muscle-response) testing techniques that pinpoint the offending allergens, and indicate which organisms are present and exactly which nutritional supplements are needed to do the job of cleansing and restoring the balance in the mucous membranes correctly the first time in most cases. In addition, I boost the immune system and balance the organs with acupuncture, give specific dietary guidelines for clearing the mucous and increasing energy, and give specific spinal adjustments to restore balance and increase vitality. I know it could be a stretch for some people to think that lifelong allergies could be relieved within a month or two, but the testimonials speak for themselves. Be prepared to throw away your antihistamines and inhalers and experience a greater quality of...

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Natural Ways to Cope with Early Menopause

Posted by on Jan 20, 2014 in Natural | 0 comments

Menopause generally occurs when a woman is between the ages of 45 and 55 years old. When symptoms begin to occur at an earlier age, this is often called premature menopause, and because it generally arrives unexpected, it can cause a great deal of anxiety and worry. Menopause results when the ovaries are no longer producing eggs on a monthly basis. The signs are an irregular menstrual cycle and finally the cessation of bleeding altogether. When the ovaries are not producing eggs anymore, this means they are also not producing estrogen and testosterone, which leads to a myriad of changes as a woman goes from one stage of her life to another. Vaginal dryness, hot flashes, mood swings, insomnia, and changes in the skin are some of the symptoms associated with menopause. Early menopause can happen when a woman suffers from an autoimmune disorder such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus, or when there are chromosomal abnormalities present that cause the ovaries to stop producing eggs. The symptoms can often be demoralizing, especially if a woman is seemingly too young to experience them. We at Live Well Holistic Health want you to know that there are natural ways to cope with early menopause, and here are some of the ways to alleviate discomfort, whether physical or emotional: •Exercise every day, using your energy to engage in physical activity is an excellent way to offset menopausal symptoms, channeling them into something positive and helping to maintain bodily functions. •Practice relaxation techniques such as those associated with yoga or Tai Chi. Through the repetition of calming exercises, you can help reduce feelings of anxiety, as well as relive the symptoms of depression. •Reduce your alcohol, caffeine, and spice intake and stop smoking if you are a smoker, as these can be triggers for mood swings and other debilitating factors. • Follow a regular sleeping routine in order to regulate your sleep cycle. Getting to bed at a reasonable hour helps instill a balanced sleeping habit. Take a warm bath or shower before going to bed in order to regulate your body temperature. If you have trouble sleeping, drink Chamomile or Lemon Verbena tea to calm the nerves and induce a more tranquil state. • Consult with your doctor to make sure you are taking the right amounts of Vitamin D and calcium. Vitamin D plays an extremely important role in helping to absorb calcium in order to build bones and avoid osteoporosis, which is a risk factor in menopausal women. Vitamin D also helps protect against heart problems, disease, and also has positive effect on mood and cognitive performance. •  If you find that you are experiencing anxiety levels that you cannot control, join a support group, find a professional, talk to an empathetic friend or family member in order to vent your emotions. Contact Us Today For more information on natural ways to keep yourself balanced and healthy, please contact us today via our online form or scheduling tool at www.livewellholistichealth.com, or call: 610 896...

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Workshop Wednesday November 20, 2013 at 7:30pm ~ Cleansing and Detoxifying for Body, Mind & Spirit Renewal with Dr. Martin Orimenko, DC, ND, FIACA

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Allergies, Cleansing, Diet, Healing, Health Tips, Healthy Food, Holistic Health, Immune System, Main Line, Natural, Natural Healing, Natural medicine, Nutrition | 0 comments

Many of us are now eating quite healthy, but the world is full of pollutants and our diets aren’t always perfect. We accumulate toxins, as well as mucous, in spite of our best efforts to eat clean.  A clogged, toxic or imbalanced digestive tract can make or break your energy, mood, mental clarity, immune response and much more.  Toxins can also affect your liver, kidneys, blood, lungs and skin.   You will learn about:       Tried and true methods of cleansing and detoxifying.       Foods to eat while cleansing.       Natural supplements to support & accelerate your cleanse.       How to survive the holiday season feeling refreshed and renewed. When your system is clean, you have more energy, more clarity, you live longer and you get sick much less. Dr. Martin Orimenko is a Chiropractor, Naturopath & Nutritionist.  He is trained in acupuncture, ayurveda and several other healing modalities. Dr. Martin incorporates physical treatments as well as nutritional testing and lifestyle counseling.   He is the founder and director of the Live Well Holistic Health Center in Ardmore. In practice for over 20 years, he has helped thousands of patients achieve new levels of health and vitality. Register by phone (610) 896-1554, by emailing us Thrive@LiveWellHolisticHealth.com or online by clicking the “Schedule Now” button.  Workshop Cost only...

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Recipe: Dairy-Free Pine Nut Ricotta Spread

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in Diet, Healthy Food, Natural, Nutrition, Recipe, Vegan | 1 comment

Those of you who visited us at this month’s Clover Market were lucky enough to taste a bite (or two!) of this yummy treat that Jen Fanega, our resident Natural Foods Chef & Educator, prepared for us. This vegan snack is simple to prepare and can be enjoyed everyday with some veggie sticks or dressed up as a fancy canapé for a cocktail party. Pine nuts are a great source of protein, fiber and healthy Omega-3 fats and a great alternative for those who are allergic to nuts. Contrary to popular belief, pine nuts are actually technically not considered a nut, but are a seed from pine trees. (Some people with nut allergies may also be sensitive to pine nuts, so proceed with caution!) This recipe was sourced from the Natural Gourmet Institute and provided by Jen Fanega. Enjoy! Dairy-Free Pine Nut Ricotta Makes: About 1 Cup     Ingredients: 1 cup pine nuts (soaked overnight in 2 cups water), drained 1 head garlic, roasted, cooled and paste removed 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon chickpea OR yellow miso 1 tablespoon lemon juice, or to taste 1 1/2 teaspoons umeboshi paste pinch of sea salt and cracked black pepper to taste 2 tablespoons chopped chives 2 tablespoons red pepper, very finely diced 2 tablepoons yellow pepper, very finely diced 3 table spoons toasted pine nuts 3-4 cucumbers   Directions: In food processor, blend soaked nuts, garlic paste, oil, miso, lemon juice and umeboshi paste. Remove mixture from food processor. Place in a medium bowl and season to taste with salt and pepper. Using a vegetable peeler or zester, peel skin of cucumber in strips, leaving decorative strips. Cut the cucumber into 1/4 inch circles. Place about 1 tablespoon of nut filling on each cucumber slice. Garnish each slice with chives, peppers and toasted pine...

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Recipe: Super Easy Chia Seed Pudding

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in Diet, Healthy Food, Natural, Nutrition, Recipe, Vegan | 0 comments

Many of our patients ask us for ideas on how to satisfy their sweet tooth without going overboard with sugar. This simple recipe is naturally sweetened and can be customized to suit your taste buds. You can use honey in place of the maple syrup if you prefer, or add some yummy unsweetened cocoa powder for a chocolate-y treat. If you are cleansing, try swapping a few drops of stevia in place of the maple syrup. Kids love this healthy dessert and will find it especially fun if they can help you prepare it. For a kid-friendly version, add all ingredients to a wide-mouth glass jar and cover tightly with the lid. Let the kids take turns shaking it up until it is thoroughly combined. This recipe is provided by Jennifer Fanega, our resident Natural Foods Chef & Educator. For more information on the services Jen provides, click here.   Basic Chia Seed Pudding Serves 6-10       Ingredients: 4 ½ tablespoons chia seeds One- 14 ounce can of coconut milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 ½ tablespoons maple syrup Pinch of sea salt   Directions: 1- Measure chia seeds into a medium bowl. 2- Shake coconut milk well and pour into bowl. 3- Add vanilla extract, maple syrup and salt. 4- Combine well with a whisk or spoon. 5- Refrigerate for about 30 minutes. 6- Mix well again. 7- Refrigerate for atleast 4 hours (ideally overnight). 8- Stir well before serving.  ...

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What is Ayurveda?

Posted by on Nov 14, 2012 in Ayurveda, Energy, Natural | 0 comments

‘Ayurveda’ (the ‘science of life’) is the most ancient complete system of natural medicine in the world. It was developed in ancient India and refined over the ages. It combines physical, psychological and spiritual therapies in an approach to health that is as relevant to the modern world as it was to the ancient. Utilizing herbs and minerals, proper nutrition and purification and, above all, affirmative ways of living, Ayurveda treats not just the ailment but the whole person and emphasizes prevention of disease to avoid the need for a cure. One of the principles in Ayurveda is that each person is made up of their own particular mix of the three fundamental elemental energies, or ‘doshas’. Although we can’t see them, the three doshas are responsible for all processes of the mind and body. They affect our physical makeup and our mental and emotional qualities. These underlying forces determine who we are, what we like to eat, how thirsty we get, how much sleep we need, etc. They influence our reactions to stress and our predisposition to various illnesses. The doshas even affect how compassionate, relaxed, or talkative we are. Knowing a person’s dosha is very valuable in determining which foods, herbs and lifestyle changes will be most beneficial for their healing and overall balance. An example of this is a person who is skinny and runs around extra busy and worrying about everything. In this person the ‘vata’ dosha is dominant. Balance can be brought with warm and soothing activities and foods. Gentle yoga and relaxation massage are perfect. For an intense, high pressure, athletic person the ‘pitta’ dosha is dominating. Balance can be brought with cooling and calming activities and foods. This person should avoid things like eating spicy food everyday and going running in the middle of hot summer days. Different doshas predominate in the different seasons as well. Therefore it is helpful to have a basic understanding of them so you can self regulate your diet and lifestyle. For example, in autumn the vata dosha increases. During these months it is best to reduce foods that increase vata such as raw vegetables, beans, cold foods and foods that are dry and rough like crackers and pretzels, It is more balancing to increase richer foods and warm, cooked foods like soups and casseroles. In spring and summer the reverse is true for the most part. There also exists within Ayurveda a whole science of longevity. This has to do with purification, healthy balancing routines and mind and body exercises. Various cleanses are recommended seasonally. Yoga and meditation are important not only for mind and body health, but to connect with your spiritual source as well. These add up to peace, health and life extension. Principles from ayurveda can be easily incorporated into one’s life to bring further health and balance. It has been very helpful in treating and advising my patients for many...

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