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Issue: August 2006

Why Detoxify?

By Nancy Zivkovic, CNP, RNCP

nancyDetoxification is the process of neutralizing and clearing toxins from the body. It helps to expel excess mucus and congestion as a result of toxin buildup from our food, water, environment and prescription use. Internally, fats, cholesterol, free radicals, and other irritating molecules act as toxins. Additionally, poor digestion, a sluggish colon, impaired liver function, and poor elimination through the kidneys, respiratory tract, and skin all add to increased toxicity.

A detoxification program involves dietary and lifestyle changes that reduce the intake of toxins and improve elimination. To minimize the toxin load, it is recommended to avoid refined food, sugar, caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, and chemical preservatives. Herbal remedies, probiotics and enzymes enhance and support the detoxification systems. During any cleanse, be sure to drink a minimum of 8 – 10 cups of purified water and increase your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables for added fiber.

The best time to detoxify is to follow the seasonal cycles. Autumn, beginning September 11th is an ideal time to begin a low toxicity diet and cleansing program encouraging positive dietary habits. Weight loss, slowing the aging process, rest for the organs, rejuvenation, clearer skin, improved fertility, and enhancing the senses are just some of the benefits of a detoxification program.

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Osteoarthritis: Q &A

By Brindusa Vanta, BSc, MD (Eur), HD (Hon), DHMS

brindusa vanta 1.What is Osteoarthritis?

There are more than 100 different conditions that produce inflammation of the joints causing pain, swelling and stiffness.

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of joint disease, affecting 1 in 10 Canadians.

It is often associated with the aging process, but other factors such as heredity and mechanical factors may play a role in development.

Osteoarthritis is a chronic disease caused by the deterioration of the joint cartilage and other joint tissues with the formation of new bone at the margins of the joints.

The key symptoms of OA are: pain, relieved by rest, brief morning stiffness and minimal inflammation of the joint. Symptoms last longer than 2 weeks and are limited to the affected joints (no other organs being involved). X-rays show typical changes for OA. Allopathic treatment is based on medications such as analgesics, NSAIDs and corticosteroids. Other treatments include viscosupplementation and surgery.

2. I want to try a natural treatment for OA. What options do I have?

Homeopathy offers a safe, natural and efficient alternative treatment to OA.

Homeopathic remedies prescribed act deeply and curatively to stimulate the body's own defense mechanisms rather than suppressing symptoms.

There are numerous homeopathic remedies proven to relief pain, reduce inflammation and help repair the joint.

An individualistic or constitutional approach is adapted and a remedy is prescribed on the basis of the patient's characteristic signs and symptoms. Specific anti-inflammation, homeopathic remedies known to relieve pain and swelling are also prescribed. The chosen homeopathic remedy effectively relieves pain, improves joint mobility, reduces swelling, and prevents further damage.

There are no side effects - medicines are safe, non-toxic and free from any known side effects.

There are no contraindication - therefore are safe with other modes of treatment you are currently taking.

3. Is there any research that proves the efficiency and safety of homeopathy in OA?

There are numerous studies on homeopathic remedies and their efficiency. One of the products that I often recommend is a homeopathic combination of botanical, mineral and zoological substances. It has been successfully used over the last 30 years world wide. Clinical studies show that is as efficient as COX-2 inhibitors in the treatment of Osteoarthritis. One clinical study involving 121 patients performed by Western Ontario and Mac Master Universities concluded that this homeopathic treatment is equivalent to treatment with Diclofenac for efficacy. The advantage over the allopathic medication is that there are no renal, hepatic cardiovascular, gastrointestinal or CNS side effects.

4. What is Light therapy?

Light activates a chain of biochemical reactions within cells, stimulating metabolism and reinforcing the immune response of the entire human body. Light Therapy acts in a natural way by supporting the regenerative capacity of the whole body. Light therapy is successfully used in all forms of arthritis because it decreases pain and inflammation, increases walking distance and speeds the regenerative processes in the body. The therapeutic device that I use was developed over 20 years ago and there are several millions of satisfied users worldwide. It has a specific optical unit emitting light. It does not contain UV spectrum, therefore is a very safe, non-invasive treatment.

5. Do I have to make any changes in my diet/lifestyle?

Diet and lifestyle modification should be the first line of treatment for any medical condition.

A comprehensive nutritional guide specific for OA will be included in the homeopathic treatment. Dr. Vanta will recommend you lifestyle and nutritional changes, as well as supplements that are beneficial for your condition.

Mention this newsletter when booking your appointment and receive a complimentary light therapy sesssion as part as initial homeopathic consultation.

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to book your appointment with Dr. Vanta.

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Beauty Without Injections - Look Younger Naturally

By Shahla Dieroff, Holistic Esthetician & Therapeutic Touch RP

Skin Care For Health is dedicated to awakening balance, healing and transformation with each facial treatment. Each component of Skin Care For Health holistic facial treatment is designed to eliminate stress and maximize comfort in body, mind and soul.

facialEveryone Is Different. Your skin has its own characteristics. It needs tailor-to-suit regular treatments to be its best, now and in the years to come.
Your skin is also the visual indicator of the effects of lifestyle and the passage of time. Your best defense to combat this is conditioning and prevention with the help of a knowledgeable professional.

The Difference with Skin Care For Health holistic facials, using Sothys products, is that I make it a priority to provide the human touch to everything that I do. I rely less on machines and more on actual touch, with the goal to create and provide a safe and nurturing environment where each person can feel comfortable and whole.

Unparalleled High Performance. Sothys Products from France, containing the very latest Herbal and Botanical extracts and Peptides (for skin repair) will always give you the very best results.

The good news is that alternative treatments for wrinkles, dehydration, acne and blemishes are now available without the use of injections or other invasive and costly procedures. As an alternative, Sothys products promise results that are visible and more gradual and at a lower cost, while avoiding the risk of pain and side effects.

This is the perfect time to consider getting your skin back into condition before the biting winds of Fall and Winter arrive and dehydrate the skin further. You have plenty of time to make your skin glow with radiance in time for those pre Christmas and New Year parties and festivities.

Shahla Invites You To Experience The ESSENTIAL FACIAL. A signature facial which immediately balances, firms, tones and hydrates your skin. Visibly leaving your face looking radiant and glowing, at the same time totally relaxing your body, shifting fatigue into vitality and health.

The Essential Facial - 1 1/2 hours $85.00
Complementary eyebrow shaping and facial waxing.

Please call Shahla for an appointment
Skin Care for Health

Visit: www.skincareforhealth.com

Thought of the Month

"A Life without ambition is, a journey without destination."
--- Veeramachaneni Lokesh



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