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How to Turn Your Life Around

Posted by on Feb 24, 2014 in Energy | 0 comments

We often hear that our clients are worn out, run down, and feeling weak and depressed. Through our experience, there are just few steps that when taken, will absolutely turn your life around. It starts with the premise that you are important, and that if you don’t attend to yourself, you will be giving and receiving much less than your potential allows. Finding Balance and Harmony By attending to yourself, we mean body, mind, and soul. Finding a balance and harmony where we can function at our highest potential requires daily consciousness. What you put into your body, your mind, and your soul is the determining factor for a life well lived. It Doesn’t Take Much We want to remind you that paying attention to just a few elements can make all the difference in the world. Without too much effort, you can find health and peace of mind through simple protocols that can easily become pleasurable habits. Diet The first is diet. Eating a balanced diet of whole, unprocessed foods is the way to properly nourish your entire system. Fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, wild fish rather than farmed, and organically fed chicken are ideal. Avoiding fried foods, sautéing your vegetables lightly in good cooking oils such as coconut or olive, steaming whenever possible, and baking or broiling your fish and chicken is the best preparation. Avoiding red meat if possible will help you maintain a healthy heart. Low-fat cheese, especially goat cheese, is a good way to keep cholesterol down while getting appropriate amounts of calcium. Exercise The second is attending to your body through regular exercise. Staying fit is essential for keeping weight down, blood and oxygen flowing, and maintaining a good mental attitude. Psychologically, we always feel better when we’ve done something active. Physically, we are doing our bodies a huge favor as exercise helps to regulate the circulatory, respiratory, neurological, and digestive systems. Removing Blockages The third is making sure that blockages are removed from the body so that energy can properly flow. When energy, or Qi, is not functioning well, pain and illness often occurs. We all suffer from blockages to a greater or lesser degree, especially given our stressful lives. Fortunately, there are many protocols that help to manage the flow of Qi. Allowing Energy to Return Whether you chose chiropractic, acupuncture, acupressure, shiatsu, massage, or other similar techniques, the physical manipulation of specific areas of the body will provide a release that, in turn, allows energy to return. The healing and energizing results that come from a professional touch will make all the difference in returning your skeletal structure, as well as the organs and nervous system, to a balanced state. Contact Us Today When all of the above becomes a part of our lifestyle, we are on a solid road towards health and longevity. To find out more, please contact us at (610) 896...

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The Healthy Way to Jumpstart Your Morning

Posted by on Dec 24, 2013 in Energy, Exercise, Health Tips | 0 comments

Not everyone is a morning person, but we all have to get up sometime. At Live Well Holistic Health, we are quite aware that for some of you it is a task to get yourself in action, and with this in mind we would like to suggest some effective steps to get your motor running.

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Flu Prevention

Posted by on Feb 1, 2013 in Energy, Healing, Healing Holistic Health, Immune System, Nutrition | 0 comments

Avoiding a serious case of influenza is not about vaccination but more about maintaining a healthy, well functioning immune system. The flu shot is not something I recommend.  They are typically geared toward only a couple of flu virus strains when there are about 200 out there.  Statistically, they are not proven to be effective AND can have side effects, some of which are quite serious.  By following the simple guidelines below, you can help keep your immune system in optimal working order so that you’re far less likely to acquire the infection to begin with or, if you do get sick with the flu, you are better prepared to move through it without complications and soon return to good health. Avoid Sugar and Processed Foods. Sugar impairs your immune response and harms your beneficial intestinal bacteria, feeding the pathogenic yeast and viruses. Be aware that sugar is present in foods you may not suspect, like ketchup and fruit juice, and in forms you typically might dismiss, like high fructose corn syrup and cane juice. If you are healthy then small amounts of sugar might be fine, but absolutely avoid it while you are sick. Optimize your vitamin D levels. This is one of the absolute best strategies for avoiding infections of ALL kinds.  Due to less sun exposure in Winter, vitamin D deficiency may actually be the true culprit behind the seasonality of the flu – not the flu virus itself.  If you are not getting good sun exposure then take an oral vitamin D3 supplement. We have excellent vitamin D supplements here at Live Well Holistic Health Center, both capsule and liquid drops. Boost your immune system.  Other supplements from our health center that do an excellent job of prevention are our colostrum formula, astragalus with vitamin C formula and camu powder.  If you do get the flu, we have excellent supplements for clearing the condition in any of its varied forms. Optimize Your Gut Flora. With 75% of your immune system residing in your intestines, this may be the single most important strategy you can implement.  The bacteria in your gut have enormous control of your immune response. The best way to improve your beneficial bacteria ratio is to do a mini-candida cleanse pre-season, take a high quality probiotic, avoid sugar and processed foods, and eat a whole foods diet (rich in nutrient-dense foods) such as green leafy vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds, avocados, coconut oil and fruits, as well as probiotic rich foods such as sauerkraut.  Meats and eggs are fine, but limit milk-based foods. Get Plenty of Rest. Just like it becomes harder for you to get your daily tasks done if you’re tired, if your body is overly fatigued it will be harder for it to fight the flu. My advice is to get an extra half-hour of sleep in Autumn and Spring, and an extra hour in Winter. Have Effective Tools to Address Stress. We all have some stress every day, but if stress becomes overwhelming then your body will be less able to fight off the flu and other illness. If you feel that stress is taking a toll on your health, consider using our energy psychology tool called ‘NeuroEmotional Technique’ which is remarkably effective in relieving stress associated with all kinds of events, from work to family to trauma.  Regular meditation/yoga can be very helpful.  I incorporate this technique into new patient visits and also regular/full visits whenever it would be helpful for my patients. Also consider taking ‘adaptagenic’ herbs such as our rhodiola, ashwagandha or Stress Manager formula, all of which we carry in our health center. Get Regular Moderate Exercise. When you exercise you increase your circulation and the components of your immune system are better circulated and have a better chance of finding an illness before it spreads. However, it would be wise to reduce the intensity of your workouts as it may deplete you.  And be sure to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Wash Your Hands Often. Washing your hands will decrease...

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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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Natural Ways to Feel Your Absolute Best

Posted by on Feb 11, 2011 in Energy, Healing, Natural | 0 comments

Do you feel low energy or have problems concentrating? Are you getting sick too often, catching every cold or flu that comes along? Are you experiencing aches and pains that are slow to heal? Do you get frequent headaches? Are you worried about the spring coming and your allergy and sinus issues returning? Do you take medications that suppress symptoms but don’t fix the problem? Did you know that a comprehensive and well rounded natural medicine approach to your health can change all of the above? Nearly every condition is a combination of imbalances coming together. Factors such as spinal integrity, nutrition, toxicity and stress can interact to create various health conditions, or simply make you feel less than 100%. The approach we take at Live Well Holistic Health Center looks at the whole person and aims to address all of the possible contributing factors. Dr. Martin Orimenko is a multidisciplinary holistic doctor trained in chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, nutrition, ayurveda, energy healing and more. He always screens for the various possible contributing factors to any condition. When patients come to him, Dr. Martin corrects structural imbalances, assists people in cleansing and detoxifying, relieves tension, restores the even and balanced flow of energy in the body, addresses stress issues in people’s lives and helps people achieve optimum nutrition within their comfort zone. There are solutions to almost any health problem, and a well-rounded and comprehensive approach will always be the most effective and efficient approach. If you aren’t feeling 100%, consider scheduling a complete natural health evaluation at Live Well with Dr. Martin Orimenko.  Because without your health, you have...

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