The removal of toxic elements from the body, through diet, supplementation, IV, physical manipulation, and other means.

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Holistic Treatment of Lyme Disease

Nafysa Parpia, ND

Holistic Treatment of Lyme Disease

By Nafysa Parpia, ND

People experiencing a range of symptoms like fatigue, headaches, poor memory, inability to concentrate, depression, anxiety, recurrent flu-like symptoms, rashes, and a general sense of not feeling well may have conditions that are not always easily diagnosed by doctors. Lyme disease is one such illness.

People may have Lyme and not test positive for it; others who do test positive did not suspect it or can’t recall getting bitten by a tick. Lyme disease can overlap with other conditions such as chemical sensitivity, viral infections, bacterial infections and mold. As such, treatment for Lyme is complex.

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Nafysa Parpia, ND Brings Her Comprehensive Detoxification Program to GMA

Nafysa Parpia, ND“Functional and integrative medicine that is heart centered guides how I treat my patients with complex chronic illness. Each patient has unique contributing factors to their disease. Biochemical imbalances, epigenetic expression, toxin exposure, microbial exposure and emotional imbalance are often key in unraveling the mystery of and treating chronic illness. Each of these aspects is different for each patient. Thus, with compassionate listening and cutting edge laboratory tests, I can create treatment plans that are highly individualistic and healing.”

 

***For a limited time, current Gordon Medical Patients receive 25% off appointments with Dr. Parpia. Call the office at (707) 575-5180 for details.

Nafysa Parpia, N.D. is an independent practitioner working out of both the Santa Rosa and the San Rafael offices of Gordon Medical. Using a functional and biological medicine approach, she works as a detective to discover and ultimately remove the underlying cause(s) of illness. At the same time, she helps to alleviate symptoms.  Dr. Parpia specializes in detoxification, collaborating with other medical practitioners to support patients who have Lyme disease and other complex chronic illnesses such as autoimmunity, mold toxicity, fibromyalgia, environmental toxicity and gastrointestinal disorders. [Read more…]

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Out with the Old In with the New Mind and Body

Bio picBy Lauren Gordon-Fahn, L.Ac.

While this is the season to be freely giving of love and good cheer there may be other parts of our system that are feeling contained, sluggish, and well, constipated! Not a usual topic for the season but this word, be it only mentioned in a whisper, has a few meanings and can be limiting our joyous movement forward into the new year.

In Chinese Medicine the inability to sort through things and let them go often falls under the domain of three Meridians: the Small Intestine, the Large Intestine, and the Liver. Emotional and Physical constraint are dominated by these three energy channels and there are a few quick fixes merging Acupressure and Meditation that may make- if I may be so bold – more room in your system for welcoming the new year

For a little New Year’s Resolution Self Care, test this system daily for three weeks. Do each set in the ordered listed: massage then the meditative mantra!

*Any recommendations made by this video should only be practiced by those physically capable of doing the recommendations safely on themselves. Speak with your doctor before trying this video’s suggestions if you have health concerns that may be negatively impacted by these recommendations or if you are uncertain, and always speak to your doctor if you experience any discomfort while trying these suggestions.
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Colon Hydrotherapy (Colonics) Available at Gordon Medical

What is Colon Hydrotherapy?

Colon HydrotherapyColonic irrigation, also known as Colonic Hydrotherapy, is a safe and effective method of cleansing the colon by continuous gentle flushing with warm carbon filtered and UV light purified water under very low pressure.

How can Colon Hydrotherapy help me?

Colon Hydrotherapy has many benefits. It can remove accumulated waste from the colon, clearing the way for good nutrient absorption. If waste remains in the body for too long, it becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and illness. It can help relieve constipation. When constipation is chronic, it causes a sluggish digestive response, which in turn leaves waste in the system longer. This increases the likelihood that toxins will be released into the bloodstream. This can also cause other irritations, such as hemorrhoids and varicose veins.

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Fluoride Danger to Children

SUNDAY APRIL 19, 2015:
DR. BILL HIRZY IN SANTA ROSA

William J. Hirzy, PhD will speak on fluoride danger to children.

Dr. Bill Hirzy (2015). Photo courtesy of Ellen Connett.

Dr. Bill Hirzy (2015). Photo courtesy of Ellen HIrzy.

Dr. Bill Hirzy, longtime top scientist for EPA Toxics Risk Assessment, will discuss the risks of fluoridated water to our children, followed by a Q & A session during which you can get answers to your questions direct from Dr. Hirzy.

Board Certified local physician Dr. April Hurley will be on hand in the lobby, before and after the presentation, to answer questions about fluoridated water from a medical viewpoint. You are invited to bring your friends and your questions.

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Optimal Health, Detoxification and Autism: A Conversation with Sidney Baker, MD

The Cutting Edge of Health and Wellness Today
Friday, April 17, at 2 PM Pacific

Optimal Health, Detoxification and Autism: A Conversation with Sidney Baker, MD

Today I will be joined by Dr. Sidney Baker, who has pioneered the understanding of the biochemical factors that lead to Autism and continues to provide the cutting-edge research into that condition. Dr. Baker’s grasp of chronic illness and how to approach it has been taught to countless physicians, enable them to provide better medical care for their patients.

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Providing Holistic/Integrative Medical Care for the Underserved

The Cutting Edge of Health and Wellness Today
Friday, March 13, at 2 PM Pacific

Providing Holistic/Integrative Medical Care for the Underserved

Today I will be joined by Dr. Ben Brown, who has extensive experience providing health care with a holistic/integrative component for the underserved. The difficulty of affording holistic medical care does not receive a great deal of attention and we hope that this program will enable our listeners to learn a great deal more of what is available for them.

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Use Breathing To Improve Your Health

Julie GalvanBy Julie Galvan, CMT

I often take time with many of my patients to watch them breath. It is the basis of life, after all. What’s that saying… you can go without food for a month, you can go without water for 7 days, but you can only go without breathing for 3 minutes before your brain begins to die. We breath 20,000 times a day! It makes sense to me if I’m doing something 20,000 times a day, I’d like to be know more about it, and feel like I can have an impact on something that is so important. Right!?

How does good breathing benefit those of you with chronic complex diseases? One of the biggest problems with being chronically ill is not being able to get enough movement into your daily life. This can cause a significant amount of stagnation in lymph and blood flow. Did you know that breathing deeply brings more oxygen into the blood, as well as improving lymph flow? It also happens to be the best massage for your digestive system there is… and you don’t have to travel or pay money for it! [Read more…]

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Kinesiotape As an Option to Alleviate Pain

Julie GalvanBY Julie Galvan, CMT

One of my favorite tools in my ‘tool box of healing’ is kinesiotape. If you watch the Olympics, you may have seen this on some of the athletes. It is often used for athletes but is also used in physical therapy.

The 2 most common ways that it is used is to support ligaments and tendons that are inflamed for whatever reason. The other is to assist the lymphatic system in areas it is congested. I also use it to support fascia and organs.

Some examples of how I have used this with consistent success are: taping the sinuses, the lymphatic drainage for the sinuses, lower leg, arms, and neck. Taping for the shoulders and clavicle and rib pain have also had a great track record. As well as for disc instability, knee pain and sacroiliac joint pain. It goes on. I’ve also used it after I’ve released some restrictions in the organs and use the tape to support the change that stays on for a few hours. It can be an effective on nerve pain as well.

Those of you with Lyme Disease you may have one or many of these reasons to need this kind of support. Recently, one of my patients described it as being like a “hug”. It can offer support and in doing so reduce the stress on the joint, lymph [Read more…]

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UCLA study suggests iron is at core of Alzheimer’s disease

Findings challenge conventional thinking about possible causes of disorder

By Mark Wheeler/ Originally published August 20, 2013

Alzheimer’s disease has proven to be a difficult enemy to defeat. After all, aging is the No. 1 risk factor for the disorder, and there’s no stopping that.

Most researchers believe the disease is caused by one of two proteins, one called tau, the other beta-amyloid. As we age, most scientists say, these proteins either disrupt signaling between neurons or simply kill them.

Now, a new UCLA study suggests a third possible cause: iron accumulation.

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