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What is Holistic, Integrative Medicine?

What is Holistic, Integrative Medicine?

Anymore, there can be a lot of confusion about what holistic medicine. What does that really mean? Is “Holistic” just becoming another buzzword or marketing strategy? Many places, from Acupuncturists to Chiropractors to Marijuana dispensaries to Allopathic Medical doctors are all calling themselves “Holistic”. Do these seemingly disparate practitioners have anything in common? Additionally, there … Read Article

What is Functional Pediatrics?

What is Functional Pediatrics?

WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE? Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a body-function approach that attempts to connect the dots between the traditional body-system approach many are familiar with (Cardiology, Gastroenterology, etc). For example, it may perhaps look into whether a cluster of symptoms is related to inflammation, structural integrity issues, cellular communication … Read Article

Sugar….The New Drug

I remember when I first started reading about the harmful effects of sugar, the topic of obesity kept coming up. I’ve read how even one teaspoon of sugar per day could cause metabolic imbalances that contribute to obesity and how the whole nation is consuming high fructose corn syrup which is causing the “obesity revolution.” … Read Article

Sleep…The Wonder Drug

Sleep…The Wonder Drug

By: Sapna Fliedner MSN, HHC Studies are beginning to show that sleep deprivation causes more health problems than anyone had previously realized. Sleep restores your body’s natural rhythms, and without it, you become physically, mentally and psychologically out of balance. This is true of adults, but it is even truer of children. It is imperative … Read Article

Why Your Table Salt is Killing Your Health

Why Your Table Salt is Killing Your Health

  In medical and nursing school, we were taught that excess salt causes high blood pressure, heart attacks and kidney problems. But in fact, we need salt to stay alive. Our body consists of seventy five percent salt water and electrolytes needed for adequate cellular function. Sodium, along with other minerals are needed for the … Read Article

Milk: It Does a Body BAD

Milk: It Does a Body BAD

By: Sapna Fliedner MSN, HHC

Since the time we are born, we hear multiple stories about why we should drink our milk. It’s good for your bones, helps you grow and gives you strong teeth. But in reality, this is far from the truth.

Milk that is pasteurized and homogenized leads to so many health problems; mainly allergies, asthma, nasal congestion, constipation, diarrhea, cancer, headaches, skin rashes, hives, eczema, osteoporosis, cavities and ear infections. Milk is extremely mucous forming and is linked to almost every health problem in children (Frank Oski M.D.- Don’t Drink Your Milk). Yes, milk does not do a body good. I’ve read that calves given their own pasteurized milk sometimes die.

Let’s start with milk in general. Most milk found in U.S. grocery stores contain rBGH. This artificial growth hormone is genetically engineered and given to cattle to increase milk production. This hormone has been banned in Europe, Australia, Japan, New Zealand and Canada. According to Dr. Samuel Epstein, M.D., a scientist at the University of Illinois school of Public Health, “rBGH milk contains very high levels of natural growth factor known as IGF-1 (insulin-like Growth Factor), increasing this to very, very, high levels of this natural growth factor. When you drink it, the IGF-1 survives digestion and is readily absorbed from your small intestine, into your blood. This increased level of IGF-1 has been shown to increase risks of breast cancer, colon cancer and prostate cancer. He goes on to say that increased levels of IGF-1 block natural defense mechanisms against early cancers.

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Can a Massage Prevent Childhood Illnesses?

Can a Massage Prevent Childhood Illnesses?

By: Sapna Fliedner MSN, HHC Every evening in our home, our nightly ritual consists of me giving my two daughters a massage.  Since they were young, we made this part of their bedtime routine. Still today, whether we are on vacation, away from home or visiting family, they still expect this. Infant massage has been … Read Article

Green Smoothies – A Healthy And Tasty Way To Get Your Essential Nutrients

Green Smoothies – A Healthy And Tasty Way To Get Your Essential Nutrients

By: Sapna Fliedner MSN, HHC In our family, most days include a green smoothie. We have been drinking them for about 5 years now and I can tell you honestly, if you do one thing to make your children’s life healthier, drink a green smoothie. I guarantee, you will have a 50% reduction in illness. … Read Article

An Easy Way For Your Children to get their Fruits and Veggies

An Easy Way For Your Children to get their Fruits and Veggies

The Benefits Of Juicing Everywhere we go, we see children drinking soda and artificial juices in juice boxes loaded with sugar.  These juices are not just bad for you, but they offer nothing in nutritional content. Vegetable juicing is a great way to enjoy the benefits of raw foods by making your own juice at home.  Eating … Read Article

How To Avoid Braces and Tooth Decay in your Children

How To Avoid Braces and Tooth Decay in your Children

By: Sapna Fliedner MSN, HHC The Weston Price Diet  The name ‘Weston A. Price’ is seldom heard in the world of dentistry. Perhaps it’s because the ideas of this pioneering dentist challenges the conventional knowledge about tooth decay – that it’s caused by bacteria and germs. However, his methods were overwhelmingly successful and many in … Read Article