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New Findings: Non-GMO Eaters Recover from Obesity, Anxiety, and Chronic Diseases

If you’ve been wondering if you really need to switch to non-GMO foods, a new peer-reviewed article may change your mind—and your life. View a powerful and informative video interview of Michelle Perro, MD, a top pediatrician who witnesses in her practice every day the same type of health improvements reported in the survey.

*The links mentioned in the video are listed below. You can also see them on this page, and sign up there to get advance notice about the new video that will be premiered soon, as well as the ebook offered. 

*Find out more about Michelle Perro, MD and her book “What’s Making Our Children Sick?” due out in January 2018.The book is available for pre-order now!

A new article, “Survey Reports Improved Health After Avoiding Genetically Modified Foods,” focuses on a survey conducted by the Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT) of more than 3250 people who switched to a largely non-GMO diet and reported improvements in 28 health conditions. An astonishing 85% of respondents reported improvements in their “digestive problems,” the ailment most commonly cited. Of these respondents, 80% said their digestive issues were “significantly improved”, “nearly gone”, or “completely recovered”.

Remarkably, at least half the respondents also reported recovery from fatigue, obesity, brain fog, food allergies, and anxiety or depression. Access the article with the complete list of conditions that improved.

What is it about GMOs that may be damaging our health? The article, peer-reviewed and published in the International Journal of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine, lays out the known side effects, ranging from increased allergens and toxins in the food to high residues of Roundup® herbicide. (see more about the dangers of Roundup.) Most GMOs are designed to withstand heavy doses of Roundup, which, according to the World Health Organization, is a known carcinogen. Jeffrey M. Smith, the article’s author, cites evidence of many other serious health dangers of this popular herbicide as well as of GMOs.

Simply eating non-GMO isn’t always sufficient to protect your help, says Smith, since many non-GMO crops are also doused with Roundup just before harvest.

Find out how to protect yourself and your family. View either the easy-to-read summary or the scientific, peer-reviewed article itself.

Make sure to watch or record the Jeffrey Smith interview on The Doctors on Wednesday, October 8- we need high numbers to let the media networks know that glyphosate harm is a MAINSTREAM issue.

Notice courtesy of Moms across America

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How to Manage Chronic Stress from Natural Disasters

Twig’s StressLess Series for Getting Through Wildfires and Other Natural Disasters

Twig on a respite following the firestorm around his homestead – 2014.

Now with the urgency of the fires somewhat behind us, we have to find ways to move to the next phase, to keep from becoming trapped in the stress cycle. As usual, one of our patients had a great resource, and sent us a link to this podcast series, from Anthony Twig Wheeler, a therapist who lived through the Washington fires in 2014. He produced a series of podcasts on how stress, especially chronic, long lasting stress, such as that from recovering from a major fire event, affects the body. He also gives a series of things you can do to interrupt the unnecessary stress response that we can get locked into. I posted it on our Facebook page a few days ago, but want to bring it up again so everyone gets a chance to take advantage.

The podcasts are free, each are only 5-25 minutes long, and are intended to be listened to over days, so that you can put into play each tip that he gives. I have been listening to them since we got the suggestion, and am finding them incredibly helpful. Some of the things about the stress response I knew, some I was not aware of. Either way, the simple, practical, often physical actions to take have been deeply helpful for me, and I want to be sure everyone has a chance to use them. I find just playing one of the talks when I get stressed helps remind me to let go, and actually doing what he suggests takes it even further. If you find they help you, let Twig know. [Read more…]

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Nebulized Glutathione offered at GMA for smoke irritation

Nebulizer treatmentsDue to the fires and amount of toxic smoke this past week, many people are finding that the smoke has caused lung irritation, chest constriction, asthma, coughing or wheezing. GMA is offering nebulized glutathione, a powerful antioxidant which acts as a powerful antioxidant and detoxifier for the lungs, protecting the whole respiratory tract from oxidative stress. Because many pulmonary diseases and respiratory related conditions are affected by deficient antioxidant status, poor oxygenation and/or impaired host defenses, glutathione is an excellent choice to support healthy lung function. Oral or IV glutathione will not be as effective for treating lungs as the nebulized glutathione.

With a nebulizer, glutathione is delivered as a fine mist into the upper respiratory tract and lungs through a mask that covers the nose and mouth or delivered directly into the lungs with a mouth piece. Each nebulizer treatment takes between 15-25 minutes.

In terms of side effects, glutathione is very safe. Some people will experience mild coughing and a unpleasant sulfur odor. However, for those who are sulfite sensitive, glutathione is contraindicated. If you aren’t sure if you are sulfite sensitive, sulfite strips can measure your urine. Those who test positive for sulfites should not use glutathione. Call the office at (707) 575-5180 to set up treatment. Phones are now open again and staff is on hand.

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Check Our Facebook Page for Updates on Fire Conditions.

Santa Rosa on Fire - Carla Rae Lukens October 2017

Santa Rosa on Fire – Carla Rae Lukens October 2017

GMA Offices are Open as of 10/16/17

GMA has been dealing with fire issues from the tragic complex fire we are living with in Northern California, both personally and as a business. During this period, we request that you use our GMA Facebook page to stay updated on what will be happening and what will be available at GMA. We will be posting updates about GMA, but also info on the ongoing emergency, medical issues, and other details on the long term recovery that will be required after these fires. There are already numerous links listed to agencies that you will find essential if you are living in the fire emergency area. [Read more…]

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Gordon Medical closed Monday due to fires in Santa Rosa

Because staff all lives in the area of the fires and have been evacuated, both the Santa Rosa and Marin offices will be closed until further notice. We will let you know when we are open again.

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Free Shipping on NPScript through October

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For a limited time, through October 31st, GMA patients can receive FREE ECONOMY SHIPPING on their NPScript orders. No minimum order required.

Shop the full catalog of thousands of products, including supplements, personal care products, even products for your animal’s health, 24 hours a day. Professional quality, only available to patients of Gordon Medical. If you have not yet signed up for your account, most patients will already have their email addresses uploaded to NPScript. To create an account, enter your email address at the sign in page, and enter “Forgot Password.” you will be sent information on how to create your password.

Wondering what to order? The staff at GMA really likes Heritage fragrance free colloidal silver foaming soap, for patients who want to boost the toolbox for the upcoming cold and flu season. It lasts a long time, and doesn’t dry out our hands like other soaps or conventional hand sanitizers. The addition of colloidal silver helps to improve our chances of staying healthy this winter!

Heritage Foaming Colloidal Silver You are going to love our new moisturizing liquid hand soap with all the benefits of colloidal silver! Luscious emollient-based soap foams onto your hands for instant coverage with a simple pump action. Rich olive and coconut cleansers blend with vegetable glycerin, castor oil, and colloidal silver to assure potent cleaning power that is good for your skin. Choose from delightfully uplifting essential oils of rosemary and spearmint or natural unscented.

Formulated with moisturizing olive (castil-based) and coconut derived cleansers, plus castor oil and vegetable glycerin, and all the benefits of colloidal silver for optimal cleaning power. Hypoallergenic fragrance free. These pure ingredients support healthy skin and will leave your skin soft and clean with no soapy residue.

*Certified Organic
Sulfate Free
Gluten Free
Paraben Free

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See UNREST – Free tickets for medical professionals, scientists, and those working in healthcare

Thanks to the generous support of the donors, the Unrest team is offering FREE tickets to medical professionals, researchers, and anyone working in healthcare to select screenings of the Sundance award-winning film Unrest, playing in the Bay Area this weekend. Invite your doctor, nurse, or favorite researcher and help us spread the word!

Learn more: https://www.unrest.film/bay-area-health-outreach-program

Unrest

Jennifer Brea is an active Harvard PhD student about to marry the love of her life when suddenly her body starts failing her. Hoping to shed light on her strange symptoms, Jennifer grabs a camera and films the darkest moments unfolding before her eyes as she is derailed by M.E. (commonly known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), a mysterious illness some still believe is “all in your head.”

It’s an intimate, artful and unflinching look at severe chronic illness and ultimately, a study on love and compassion. It invites scientists to ask new questions and medical providers to reflect how they can best support patients and caregivers grappling with any lifelong illness for which there are no clear answers.

Learn more: https://www.unrest.film/bay-area-health-outreach-program

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Eric Gordon, MD on Using the Molekule Air Purifier in Our Office

Patients at GMA are uniquely sensitive to many things, and odors, scents, and air pollution are often one of the biggest issues they deal with. Though we have searched for air purifiers that helped our patients, we never had one that we were truly satisfied with. Until now.

We first heard about Molekule Air Purification from our patients. It almost sounded too good to be true. We found the PECO units do not filter, absorb, or block toxins in the air. The PECO technology literally takes the toxins apart, down to the molecular level. PECO is an innovative technology that utilizes free radicals—the same radicals used to kill cancer cells—to oxidize pollutants. By using nanotechnology, PECO is able to destroy pollutants 1000 times smaller than traditional HEPA filters (0.1 nanometers versus 300 nanometers). Toxins are broken down into carbon dioxide, water, and trace elements.

Our most sensitive staff, along with several who participated in Molekule’s beta study, all had notable positive results.

Find out more about Molekule.

Learn about the special on Molekule for GMA patients and friends.

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FREE! Lyme Disease Education Seminar with Carolyn B Welcome, PA-C

Lyme Disease Conference- Chico,CA

Carolyn B. Welcome, PA-C, will be the Keynote Speaker, raising awareness about Lyme disease early detection and prevention. Her clinical specialty is Lyme disease and related infections. She learned from Dr. Bernard Raxlen that treating complex chronic illness requires a working “knowledge of neurology, psychiatry, rheumatology, ophthalmology, gastroenterology, gynecology, endocrinology” as well as the ability to listen with compassion. Carolyn’s time working with the practitioners at Gordon Medical has added a new array of tools in her arsenal of options to treat Lyme disease.

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Need help filing your insurance claim?

Insurance reimbursement assitance

Need help filing insurance claims?

Insurance Reimbursement Assistance

We know that medical costs can be high. Even though we do not bill insurance in our offices, many people are able to get re-imbursement for services at GMA if your bills are properly submitted to your insurance company*.  If you have private insurance and have paid out-of-pocket for your medical expenses at GMA, American Medical Health Alliance can potentially help you obtain a reimbursement for some of your treatments.  Since 2007, AMHA has worked with patients who have Lyme disease, cancer, or other ailments who did not even think their insurance could be an option in helping with medical costs.

If you are considering Gordon Medical Associates for your healthcare, or have already received treatment in the last ten months, and would like to know if your insurance provider will cover the cost, please contact AMHA for a FREE evaluation of your insurance and to discuss how the process works. GMA is not affiliated with AMHA, but we have seen them be helpful with some of our patients.

Learn More About AMHA

*NOTE: GMA does not bill Medicare, nor are you able to submit the bills to Medicare yourself, or through AMHA. More about GMA office policies.

Need more help with financial issues? Check out our resources under Financial Assistance