Back to School with Neurofeedback

 

     Neurofeedback is a brain training device which helps to lessen symptoms of ADHD/ADD and improve overall cognitive function in a number of areas such as sleep, concentration, and memory.  Neurofeedback can be used to greatly help those suffering with psychological conditions such as ADHD/ADD or Depression as well as to increase the overall mental sharpness of anyone wanting to improve themselves.

     If your child has frequent outbursts of bad behavior in class and at home, the chances are that they are stressed or struggling. They may not know how to properly express their frustration.  Through Neurofeedback we’ve seen children, teenagers, and adults become more expressive and open with their feelings and thoughts. This leads to more productive and less combative communication.  When children are able to communicate what they don’t understand and the areas they need help in, it’s much easier for parents and teacher to help them reach their full potential.

    In our clinic we’ve seen young children improve up to 20 percentile points in their end of the year testing after receiving their sessions of Neurofeedback. Similar results can be found in various professional studies and testimonials across the web.  Especially for children who have to go to a new school in the coming semester, Neurofeedback can greatly help to alleviate their initial nervousness in adjusting to a new environment and new people.

     Our Neurofeedback system, NeurOptimal, is also ideal for children as it is incredibly gentle, requires zero effort, and to most of our clients is a rather relaxing and enjoyable experience.  Another benefit of our system is that it is considerably cheaper than many other more targeted and aggressive neurofeedback systems that other clinics offer.

     If you are interested in learning more about Neurofeedback or bringing your child in for a free demo session, please call or email us!

 

The Natural Medicine Center of Lakeland

315 Doris Dr.

Lakeland, FL, 33813

 M-F 8:30-6pm Sat 10-1pm

Phone: 863-899-9977

E-mail: info@naturallakeland.com

Pricing

Individual sessions for $80

Session Bundle of 5 for $350

Session Bundle of 10 for $600

IV Therapy: Why Go IV?

          IV therapy is one of the best ways to give yourself an extra boost of vitality to recover from a tough week, fight and prevent infections and illness, or prepare for an upcoming trip.  Nicknamed ‘the hangover cure’ by many, IV infusions provide a heavy dose of hydration and a mix of supplements and minerals that can make someone go from groggy and fatigued to clear headed and full of energy in under 24 hours.

       

Who Gets IV Treatments?

          While many of the vitamins found in an IV drip can be taken as supplements, they won’t produce the same effect as getting them through an infusion.  This is because our ability to absorb nutrients orally is much less effective than when put directly in the blood.  This is especially true for two subgroups: elderly patients and patients who’ve undergone an abdominal surgery of some sort. 

  •           To discuss the first patient subgroup, suffice it to say that *mature patient groups* have lost some suppleness in their gastrointestinal membranes which means that the digestive tract’s absorptive capacity is greatly lessened.

  •           To discuss the second patient subgroup, experts in the field of gastrointestinal efficacy report with unanimity that nutrient absorptive capacity can fall to a mere 3 – 8 percent of what the patient ingested.  This low absorption rate can cause a number of issues such as fatigue, general weakness, and susceptibility to infections and illnesses.  IV infusions are one of the best ways to provide near instant relief from these issues and give your body the nutrients it needs to stay healthy for weeks on end. 

           IV therapy isn’t only for the elderly or those with a pre-existing condition – over the past decade IV therapy has grown exponentially to be one of the biggest alternative / natural medicine practices throughout the U.S.  In nearly any big city you’ll see specialized IV bar’s popping up which offer a variety of IV drips as well as other spa like services.  According to a report from Research and Market’s the IV therapy industry is projected to reach $29 billion by 2021.

          IV therapy began to gain prominence thanks to Hollywood movie stars and other celebrities such as Adele and Rihanna who swear by the treatment.  While celebrities are primarily interested in getting IV treatments for the extra boost of energy they get as well as the rejuvenating anti-aging effects it has for the skin, there a number of other benefits which IV therapy offers.  In addition to providing a boost of energy and vitality for relatively healthy patients, IV therapy is also very effective at managing a number of chronic conditions, such as auto-immune disorders.

          In many auto-immune disorders like Crohn’s Disease the digestive tract is damaged and cannot properly absorb nutrients from food passing through.  While a careful diet and supplementation can help to provide proper nutrients, many patients still struggle to give their body the fuel it needs.  With IV therapy the digestive tract is bypassed and the nutrients being administered will be fully absorbed into their blood and body giving them a strong boost in energy and to their immune system.

(IV therapy is a relatively easy and painless process – especially with our well trained staff!)

IV therapy provides 3 Main Benefits:

  • Energy and vitality – Within 24-48 hours of receiving your infusion you should feel an exceptional amount of energy which lasts lasts for 2-3 weeks, allowing you to quickly bounce back from a heavy workout or a tough day at the office. Not only will you feel great, but many people receive comments that they have a youthful glow after receiving an IV infusion.

  • Immune System Boost – The supplements and minerals such as selenium from an IV infusion give your body everything it needs to function at its best. This includes protecting itself from common infections like the flu or the cold.  When preparing for a trip an IV is a great way to ward off any illnesses from air travel or being in a foreign country.

  • Management of Chronic Illness – In many chronic illnesses patients issues are caused by a damaged digestive system that does not properly absorb the nutrients in their food. Through IV therapy, a patient is able to have those nutrients delivered straight into their bloodstream where they can remain to benefit the body for approximately 3-4 weeks.

 

Why you should get an IV at the Natural Medicine Center

                       At the Natural Medicine Center of Lakeland our IV infusions are always cross-checked by a board certified pharmacist, Dr. Catherine Onuoha, the morning before we administer them.  In our infusions we only use the highest of quality ingredients which are non GMO and preservative free.  Because we make our infusions for each patient we can also customize them to meet your particular needs based on your symptoms and bloodwork. 

         We know that dealing with needles can make a lot people nervous which is why our nurses our highly qualified and experienced and strive to give the best patient care possible.  If you have any questions about IV therapy would like to book your appointment please email us at info@naturallakeland.com or call us at 863-899-9977.

 

Light Therapy

Light Therapy

 

Origins of Light Therapy

 

For centuries different cultures and civilizations have realized the healing and therapeutic power of light and our ultimate source of light and life on this planet, the sun.  In ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome specially designed rooms were created for helio-therapy (sun-therapy) and many of their buildings strongly emphasized allowing as much natural light as possible in.  Jump ahead to 1903 and the first widely recognized practitioner of light therapy, Niels Ryberg Finsen, was awarded the Nobel peace prize for his work in curing patients with conditions such as Lupus through exposure to sunlight.  While the benefits of sunlight have long been appreciated, it is only over the past few decades that we are beginning to understand why sunlight is so special and important for us to expose ourselves to.

Unfortunately, light therapy and alternative medicine in general fell out of favor with the general public and the American government in the 1950’s, due mainly to the rise of widespread pharmaceutical medications and a call for more rigorously tested evidence based treatments.  While the push for more science based medicine has obviously lead to many benefits, the discrediting of light therapy and other alternative methods which were previously shown to bring about positive change in a number of areas is truly a travesty.  Ironically, a few years before turning against light therapy and its practitioners, an issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association published an ad saying, “Light is to health and happiness as darkness is to disease and despair”.  It wasn’t until the 1980’s that light therapy began to be accepted as a widespread practice once again.  Sadly, for now light therapy in America is almost exclusively viewed as an anti-aging and cosmetic therapy and is not fully appreciated for its myriad of other health and wellness benefits it has to offer.

 

Sunlight: The Gold Standard of Light

 

The reason sunlight is the gold standard of light is because it contains every aspect of the visible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum as well as Ultraviolet and Infrared radiation.  Although we are accustomed to thinking of radiation as a negative or dangerous thing, there is a wide range of radiation frequencies with many of them being harmless or even beneficial.  As you can see in the graph below, the longer wavelengths of radio waves, microwaves, and sunlight are things that we expose ourselves to on a daily basis and it is only the more rapid short wavelengths of x-rays and gamma rays that are severely damaging.

Within this broad range of radiation visible light only takes up a small portion of the spectrum.  Contained in visible light are the various colors which can be seen during a rainbow.  The reason sunlight appears slightly yellow or white is due to the combination of these various wavelengths of light. It is only when we separate sunlight into its various wavelengths either through a prism or water can we see the various colors contained in sunlight – this is what creates our multi-colored rainbows after it rains.   Below you can see a graph showing the range of wavelengths and colors that the sun emits.

While the sun peaks in the blue portion, it has a relatively even distribution of all the colors.  On the other hand, many artificially made lights are deficient in certain parts of the spectrum which can cause various issues such as sleep disturbances.  A growing health concern called Blue Light Hazard is the potential for artificially made lights which emit high amounts of blue light to damage retinas and cause sleep issues.  In a world where so many people (and especially children) are often glued to a digital screen for hours a day this issue is being taken rather seriously with many cell phones and other devices adding an optional blue light filter to limit the amount of blue light their device emits.  While too much artificial light can be damaging, there are many positive ways in which technology has learned to harness the healing powers of light and color.

 

Chromo-therapy: Healing with Color

 

One of the most important things to realize about light is the importance of color.  Far from being purely cosmetic, each color correlates to specific wavelengths on the electromagnetic spectrum making each color unique in the energy it emits and how it interacts with human physiology.  Red light is especially beneficial for accelerating the reproduction of our skin and cells due to its closeness to infrared on the electromagnetic spectrum.  Another example of a specific color being used for the unique properties of its wavelength is blue light to treat jaundice in newborns.  Jaundice occurs when there is an excess of bilirubin in the blood – blue light causes photo-oxidation which increases the oxygenation in the new-born’s blood and makes it easier for their liver to break down the bilirubin.  Below is a picture of a newborn being exposed to blue light through a “Bili-blanket”.

 

Light Affects Our Whole Body

 

While light is primarily thought of as visual phenomena, light interacts with many other parts of our body.  For example, our circadian rhythm which controls our sleep patterns is heavily influenced by the presence or absence of light.  As part of our daily sleep patterns, our circadian rhythm also has a large effect on the secretion of hormones and other neurotransmitters meaning that an imbalance of sunlight can cause issues in these areas.  This is one major reason why people with very low exposure to sunlight either through the location they live in or a sedentary indoors lifestyle often develop SAD (Seasonal Affective Depression).

Another example of the non-visual ways in which our body interacts with light and one of the most proven and commonly used light therapy treatments is with photo-biomodulation.  Photo-biomodulation is essentially the ability for light to penetrate into our skin and stimulate our cells to cause an increase in energy production.  This process allows us to harness the power of light in order to speed up the body’s natural regenerative process in healing itself from minor and major wounds.  Look at the picture below to see the amazing results that come from light therapy that takes advantage of this fascinating biological process.

Light Therapy through Bioptron

 

For all of these reasons and more, we are excited to introduce the Bioptron Light Therapy System which we now offer at the Natural Medicine Center of Lakeland.  Bioptron is one of the leading light therapy systems throughout Europe and has been certified by the FDA as a pain management device and can be used to help treat a number of conditions.  Bioptron is primarily used for pain relief from conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow and many more.  A recent study looking at the recovery rates of those healing from an ulcer with Bioptron Light Therapy found that those in the experimental Bioptron group recovered significantly quicker than those in the control group.

(Bioptron Session In Progress – Light therapy is so harmless that even children can benefit from it!)

Bioptron and other light therapy devices work by supplying the affected area with light that can penetrate into the skin and stimulate your cells to produce more energy.  .  In addition to speeding up the healing process of minor and major wounds, the light from Bioptron is also exceptionally good for keeping your skin looking young and healthy.  In fact, Bioptron recently won the award for the best anti-aging device at the aesthetic & Anti-aging Medicine European Congress in 2014.  Not only is light therapy great for increased healing and cosmetic purposes, but Bioptron can also help to stabilize and lift mood as well as alleviate feelings of anxiety. 

Humans need sunlight, and unfortunately in today’s modern world most of us get far too little; by using Bioptron you can give your body the light it craves and reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, and fatigue that are often the result of an indoors and sedentary lifestyle.  Bioptron Light Therapy is harmless, non-invasive, side effect free, as well as an enjoyable method to reduce pain and improve your mood and mental state.  For more information on Bioptron we highly recommend you go their website below to see testimonials from patients and doctors across the globe: http://www.bioptron.com/Testimonials.aspx

 

References:

Azeemi, S. T., & Raza, S. M. (2005). A critical analysis of chromotherapy and its scientific evolution. Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM, 2(4), 481–488.

Martel, Anadi. (2018)  Light Therapies: A Complete Guide to the Healing Powers of Light.  Healing Arts Press.  Rochester VT.

Durovic, Aleksander, et al. (2008) The effects of polarized light therapy in pressure ulcer healing. Vojnosanit Pregl, Belgrade.

Videos and Specials Announcement

Greetings!  If you’ve been looking for more information on what we offer here at the Natural Medicine Center of Lakeland, you’re in luck. We recently uploaded three new videos with Dr. Catherine Onuoha explaining our IV Therapy, Thermography, and Neurofeedback Services.

We would also like to announce our on-going specials:

  • For IV Therapy we are offering a bring a friend discount which gives you and your friend $15 dollars off of your infusion.
  • For Thermography we now offer a couples discount of up to $50 dollars off depending on the extent of the imaging.
  • For Neurofeedback we are extending our Family package spring specials which are: $80 for individual sessions, Session Bundles of 5 for $350 and 10 for $650, a family discount of $60 per session with groups of 3 or more (appointments do not need to be placed together), and finally a Senior Citizen discount (over age 55) of $70 per session.

If you have any additional questions on these services or anything else that we do at The Natural Medicine Center please send us an email to info@naturallakeland.come or call us at (863)-899-9977

Convenient and Affordable Lab Testing – Regardless of Insurance

Have you been putting off getting lab-work done due to the cost or inconvenience? 

While regular lab testing may seem like an unnecessary luxury to those without proper medical insurance, here at The Natural Medicine Center of Lakeland we are dedicated to making this process convenient and affordable, especially for those uninsured.  If you are already an established patient with us the paper-work and waiting time will be extremely minimal and you should be in and out of our clinic in 15-20 minutes.  Even if you are unfamiliar with our clinic we will be fully able to assist you in getting your lab work so that you can keep it for your own personal records or to bring it to your primary care physician.

Our primary doctor, Catherine Onuoha, will discuss with patients the significance of each lab test being recommended and can work to reduce the number of tests if price is an issue.  We can also supply patients with a preliminary invoice of the cost of various labs so that they know their final total and the individual lab-test costs.

Don’t wait for minor symptoms to become major!

Issues such as thyroid and or hormone imbalance are often misdiagnosed or ignored leaving their symptoms un-medicated or improperly treated.  If you frequently suffer from common thyroid issues such as fatigue, weakness, and muscle aches, or hormone symptoms such as heavy periods, hot flashes, and indigestion, it is very likely that your hormone or thyroid levels are out of balance.  Once we receive your results we will call to let you know and offer to send it by physical mail or e-mail.  While we encourage our patients to discuss their results with Dr. Catherine to begin a medication regimen to bring their levels back to a state of balance, our patients are more than free to take their results to their primary care physician or to hold on to them for their own personal records.

Serious diseases often take months or years to develop and the more noticeable signs and symptoms might not appear till the disease is already manifested.  Through lab tests you are able to pin-point problems at an early stage and intervene before an issue becomes serious.  While paying for lab-work while healthy might seem like a waste, the chart below demonstrates how expensive, unpleasant, and time consuming an un-managed disease can be.

Take control of your health and empower yourself with the knowledge of how your body is functioning and see how simple changes can lead to drastic results!

Below are some of the prices for our most popular lab tests (Prices reflect the cost without insurance which would be due upon blood-draw):

Thyroid Panel – $66

Hormone Panel – $94

Comprehensive Metabolic Panel – $11

Cortisol – $38

For additional pricing information and other questions please e-mail us at info@naturallakeland.com or call the phone number below.

(863) 899-8877

Managing Anger as a Tool to Maintain Abstinence

Handling Anger Appropriately Can Prevent Relapse

By Buddy T Updated March 21, 2018

Everyone gets angry occasionally, but alcoholics and addicts tend to have problems managing and expressing anger appropriately. For many, feelings of anger can be a trigger for a relapse, because that is how they dealt with anger in the past – using drugs to suppress or numb their feelings.

If you are trying to maintain long-term abstinence and sobriety, it is important that you learn how to recognize your anger and express it appropriately, rather than allow it to jeopardize your recovery. Anger is a normal and natural human emotion; how you handle your anger makes the difference.

Not Handling Anger Appropriately

According to National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) researchers, alcoholics and addicts may have problems dealing with anger for the following reasons:

  • They fail to recognize the feeling or understand the reason for it.
  • Because of their addiction, they may not have learned to express anger in a healthy, productive manner.
  • They may have learned unhealthy ways to express anger from parents or other role models.
  • Addiction can impede self-learning and emotional growth of addicts, stunting their emotional maturity.
  • Many addicts are angry at themselves, but blame others, misdirecting their anger at those around them.

Learning to Manage Anger

If you are in follow-up care with a professional rehab program, your counselor or caseworker will try to determine how you express your anger, what causes you to get angry and with whom you express your feelings of anger. The counselor will try to determine if you tend to handle your anger appropriately or inappropriately.

If how you typically express anger is unhealthy or unproductive, your counselor will try to help you identify more positive ways to express or deal with your feelings of anger. Sometimes merely recognizing that it is anger that you are feeling can help you learn to cope with it in a more healthy manner.

Dealing With Anger

Sometimes managing your anger can be a matter of simply doing something different from what you have done in the past in response to feeling angry:

  • Learning to express your anger through assertive, but not aggressive, communications.
  • Taking a “time out” from an argument and returning to the discussion later.
  • Using a physical outlet for your anger, such as going for a run, working out or punching a pillow.

The goal is to learn how to handle your anger without resorting to picking up a drink or a drug or otherwise hurting yourself or others.

Identification and Fulfillment of Needs

Frequently, managing anger is closely related to identifying and meeting your needs. When your needs are not being met or your rights are being violated, it can cause frustration and anger, particularly for alcoholics and addicts who spent years ignoring their basic needs in pursuit of their drug of choice.

If you became obsessed with obtaining and using drugs, chances are over time you began to fail to even recognize your other needs, much less meet those needs. After you have achieved a period of abstinence and now recognize your other needs and rights, you may not have the skills needed to meet those needs.

Learning Assertive Behavior

Counselors usually will try to determine if not getting your needs met is a problem in your life. Often, due to shame and guilt, alcoholics and addicts do not feel they have the right to have their needs met in society in general or in the home, including relational rights and privileges within the family.

If this is a problem for you, you will be encouraged to practice assertive behavior in order to get your needs met. Through practice, assertive behavior is a skill that can be learned, and your counselor may even give you the opportunity to rehearse assertive communications and behavior.

Concepts of Assertive Behavior

According to the NIDA, alcoholics, and addicts can benefit from learning the following basic concepts of assertive behavior.

  • The assertion is standing up for your personal rights and expressing your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs in direct, honest, and appropriate ways that do not violate another person’s rights.
  • The goals of assertion are communication and mutuality.
  • Nonassertion amounts to violating your own rights by failing to express honest feelings, thoughts, and beliefs and consequently allowing others to violate you.
  • Nonassertion can also occur if you express your thoughts and feelings in such an apologetic, diffident, or self-effacing manner that others easily can disregard them.
  • The assertion is often confused with aggression.

For alcoholics and addicts, aggression is a slippery emotional slope, but assertiveness can be expressed in such a way that it helps everyone understand the situation better and more completely. You can express your feelings without having to apologize for them.

Continuing care counselors will help you identify and practice the assertive behaviors needed to help get your needs met, while at the same time respecting the needs and rights of those around you.

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Transform Your Family and Relationships with NeurOptimal™

Wise Adage: One good relationship is worth a dozen mediocre relationships

Do you feel out of touch with your loved ones? Or, is there one key relationship that you know could use a boost? If so, NeurOptimal neurofeedback can help to transform your relationships and your life!

             

What is NeurOptimal?

NeurOptimal is a brain training and wellness device which can help users to better manage stress, anxiety, anger, and any of the unexpected surprises of life. NeurOptimal™ also promotes healthier sleep habits and can enhance learning capabilities such as the ability to focus. NeurOptimal™ has such a wide range of effects because it is training the whole brain and the whole person each session. What makes NeurOptimal™ unique is the patented Nonlinear-Dynamical-System which responds instantaneously to any brain activity happening during a session. This feedback is so precise that the brain is essentially seeing a mirror of what it is doing and is able to learn from itself unlike never before.

How Can NeurOptimal Transform My Relationships?

Because NeurOptimal™ is a holistic brain training service there are a number of positive outcomes that clients should expect. Below are some of the most significant changes which can help transform your relationship with your family and the whole world.

  1. Patience – Through NeurOptmial™ even the busiest and most restless person can learn to slow down and be more content with the present moment. While patience is good in nearly every situation, it’s especially important in relationships as it makes it easier to slow down and engage with others in what they have to talk about instead of being absorbed or preoccupied with our own thoughts.

    2. Sleep – NeurOptimal™ promotes healthy sleeping habits which help you to fall asleep faster and feel more refreshed in the morning. While we may not think about the importance of our sleeping habits, proper sleep is essential for a happy and healthy lifestyle. Sleep restores and refreshes our body and when we are deprived of sleep a number of wide ranging physical, social, and emotional issues can arise.

3. Confidence – One of the most astounding transformations which NeurOptimal™ produces is improvement in self-esteem and feelings of self-worth. Time after time, clients who are initially shy and reserved come back a few sessions later with more confidence, a brighter demeanor, and are eager for more brain training.

NeurOptimal™ Spring “Relationship” Launch

Family Package – $60 per session with groups of 3 or more (Appointments do not need to be together)

Spring Session Bundles– 5 for $350 or 10 for $650

Individual Sessions- $80 per session

Senior Citizen (Over 55) – $70 per session

To put it simply, when we aren’t stressed, anxious, or overwhelmed in our day to day life it’s much easier for us to connect with other people and to enjoy the present moment at hand. It might be easy to point to one individual as the cause of familial strife or issues, for best results in achieving greater harmony with your family through NeurOptimal™ we recommend having everyone in the family come in for brain training. If you have any additional questions about neurofeedback or would like to schedule an appointment please contact us by e-mail or phone!

Phone #: (863)–899–9977

E-mail: Info@naturallakeland.com

What is Neurofeedback?

A brain-based form of biofeedback is called Neurofeedback.  Neurofeedback began trending in modern societies since early in the 1990’s.

Why? Portable devices with multiple electrodes provided this treatment option in community and outpatient settings.

How does it work?  The electrodes make a ‘realtime’ study of unique neural clusters (or brain organelle) possible across different hemispheres or regions of the wired patient’s brain.

The text printed above might seem complicated, but you will discover if you attend our free seminar that NeurOptimal session wiring is simple and painless.

Why should you attend this seminar?  Well, controversy abounds over the correct definition for disorders like the following: (i) Autism,  (ii) ADHD, (iii) PTSD, (iv) Anxiety, and (v) Depression.

The seminar Dr Catherine Onuoha will present on March 14th, 2019 pushes media controversies aside and sets a distinct occasion to talk about symptom resolution—regardless of the causal root!  Dr Catherine Onuoha will describe our powerful Neurofeedback technology.  She will share data that reveals efficacy in a full array of psychiatric conditions.  It is true that controversy in this field of psychiatric study will continue….but a mutual truth is that NeurOptimal sessions are available immediately to lessen any patient’s symptoms.  Please come to the Natural Medicine Center on Thursday March 14th at 6:30 PM to learn how.

Event Details:

March 14, 2019

Location: 315 Doris Dr. Lakeland, FL 33813

Time: 6:30PM

Price: Free

Hosted by: Dr. Catherine Onuoha

EMF Radiation is Everywhere, But What Is It Doing?

 

Written by David Butler and Dr. Catherine Onuoha

One topic in vogue lately is energy; every day we are bombarded by energy from many divergent sources. In fact, everything on and beyond our planet is made of the common element energy. At its core, energy is information in movement. The information in energy is comprised of codes/frequencies which oscillate through the air to create constant vibration. These vibrations create patterns, the greatest of which is the Schumann Resonant frequency pattern. Most scholars would concede our sun is the most important energy source, but lightning and industrialization heat can also affect our planets electromagnetic field. That is problematic because the earth’s electromagnetic field keeps plant and animal beings in balance—which supports life.

Not all forms of energy are good for us. For example, the sun produces harmful ultraviolet rays with deleterious effects for those overexposed to the sun (e.g., severe burns, cancers). The earth’s magnetic field has been weakening in recent years, according to data collected by a European Space Agency (ESA) satellite array called Swarm1. Research shows a contribution to both ionosphere and magnetosphere changes from artificial energy produced from modern technologies, especially cell phones, smart meters, and cell phone towers. More concerning still—environmental experts are predicting that electrosmog-induced energy changes create significant health risks for humankind. Specifically, health risks ensuing from EMF radiation. The infographic below highlights the main producers of EMF radiation and some easy ways to limit your exposure. The greatest concern over EMF radiation is how quickly the technology has progressed and how dependent we have become to our phones in particular.

The Always Expanding Wireless Industry

Over the past few decades the cell phone industry has been growing at an alarming rate. Due to this rapid expansion scientists assessing EMF safety and lawmakers setting regulatory policies have been unable to keep up. Since the 1970’s cell phone networks have evolved from the initial 1G to today’s 4GLTE and with each new network, the faster and more reliable service comes at the price of an increased exposure to EMF radiation. Although there is still much we don’t know about the health concerns coming from 4G networks which were introduced nearly a decade ago, the new 5G network is set to debut later this year. The main concern with the new 5G network is that it will be established through satellites in space which means that EMF radiation will be even more abundant and virtually impossible to escape from2. While there are many scientists that are wary about the dangers that this new network could pose, that won’t stop telecommunication companies from rolling out this virtually untested 5G network.

EMF Radiation: Killing Insects and Slowing Reproduction

One unforeseen consequence of the abundance of cell towers which is now starting to come to light is the effect they have on our planet’s insects. In the past two decades in the US alone the population of monarch butterflies has dropped roughly 90% and bumblebees have gone down 87%. What’s even more concerning is that these are two of the most studied types of insects and there are thousands of other species which are very likely suffering similar rates of decline without being reported. While this staggering loss of insects may not be noticeable on a day to day basis, insects are a vital part of our ecosystem and losing them could lead to disastrous results3. Another growing concern with EMF radiation is the possible negative effects it could have on human and animal reproduction.

In a 2018 study on the effects of prolonged exposure to the current 4G-LTE cell signal it was found that the longer that rats were exposed to cell phones in a day the lower their sperm count was at the end of the study5. These findings also correlate with additional research that showed a strong link between infertility clinic patients and their cell phone usage6. In addition to low sperm count, another study found that sperm mobility and quality was severely reduced after 5 hours of cell phone exposure.

While it may be too early to draw any conclusions at the moment, the health concern over EMF radiation has many similarities to cigarette smoking in the 1920’s. Like cell phones, the adverse health effects of cigarettes were not heavily researched at the time allowing cigarette companies to produce false or misleading advertisements such as the one below with a doctor endorsing you smoke Camel cigarettes.

With smoking, it took decades before the dire health implications such as COPD and lung cancer were fully confirmed, but by that point many people had been smoking their whole life. Are you going to wait until EMF radiation is proven beyond a shadow of a doubt to harm the body or do you want to be proactive in protecting yourself against this unavoidable and growing hazard?

If you do want to be proactive in limiting your exposure to EMF fields are a few quick tips:

  1. Use earbuds or speakerphone for calls when possible – Proximity to your phone makes a significant difference in the amount of EMF you are exposed so it is best to reduce the amount of time you are holding your phone near to your head.
  2. Don’t keep your phone in your pockets or bra all day long – Just like the head, the groin and breasts are sensitive areas of the body and repeated exposure to harmful EMF’s could cause cancer to develop in these areas.
  3. Try grounding everyday – Grounding or Earthing refers to walking barefoot outside. A growing body of research is finding that there are a number of health benefits from just 5 minutes a day of walking on sand, grass, or dirt. A large part of these benefits are due to the fact that grounding removes much of the ambient or leftover EMF fields that our bodies may have accumulated through the day6.
  4. Finally, for ultimate EMF protection we recommend equipping yourself with the Aires™ Technology line of EMF protection devices – Aires™ offers EMF Radiation shields that clip on to your phone or laptop as well as personal shields that create a 6 or 8 foot radius of EMF protection.  The device shield is called the Aires Shield Pro and the personal shields come in the 6-foot radius Defender or the 8-foot radius Guardian.  The personal shields are especially useful for families as whoever is directly next to the person wearing the device is also protected. See the image files below for Aires™ Technology products and coordinated prices. If you order through us at the Natural Medicine Center of Lakeland we can offer 10% off on either product.

Aires Guardian – $290 suggested retail; $260 through Natural Medicine Center
Aires Shield Pro – $55.00 suggested retail; $ 49.50 through Natural Medicine Center

Aires Shield Pro

Aires Guardian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video on EMF Radiation

 

Works Cited
1. Hays B. (2014)“European Space Agency says magnetic north is drifting southward” UPI NewsTrack (Consumer Health Complete; article published 06/23/2014).

  1. The Dangers of 5G – https://es-ireland.com/5g-5th-generation-greater-dangers/
  2. Research showing the effects that EMF fields have on animals, birds, insects, and plants – https://www.powerwatch.org.uk/library/downloads/rf-emfs-6-animals-2018-11.pdf
  3. Study on the Impact of Cellphones on Sperm Quality –https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4074720/pdf/CEJU-67-00332.pdf
    5. El-Hamd MA, Aboeldahab S. Cell phone and male infertility: An update. J Integr Nephrol Androl, 2018. Available from: http://www.journal-ina.com/text.asp?2018/5/1/1/228497
  4. More Information on Grounding – https://www.groundology.co.uk/about-grounding

Services for Senior Citizens

BEMER

Do you suffer from issues such as joint pain/stiffness (including Rheumatoid Arthritis), low energy/fatigue, digestive problems, or general brain fog? If so it’s very likely that your body’s circulatory system is not functioning properly.  The circulatory system includes our heart, arteries and veins which allow our body to regulate where the blood and nutrients in our body goes.  With poor circulation parts of the body become starved for the fuel they need to do their job and stay healthy often causing disease or dysfunction to develop.

Luckily, BEMER is one of the best and easiest ways you can help heal your circulatory system and your whole body.  BEMER is a form of PEMF therapy which sends a natural electromagnetic signal into the body in order to increase the oxygenation of the blood and improve overall circulation.  In a 2015 double-blind study of people with chronic pain conditions such as Arthritis it was found that BEMER provided significant relief in pain symptoms when compared to a placebo.  In addition to being effective at reducing pain from chronic or acute injuries, one of BEMER’s biggest selling point is the significant boost in natural energy that can keep you awake and alert without the ups and down of caffeine.

IV Therapy

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IV Micronutrient Therapy is an infusion of natural supplements into the blood stream in order to combat nutritional deficiencies as well as give a significant boost to a person’s mood, energy levels, and immune system.  As opposed to regular supplements, the infusion stays in the body for a much longer (around 3-4 weeks) and the high dose produces much more significant effects.  In addition to providing major relief to those suffering from chronic conditions, IV therapy can help to ward off or recover from an illness.  At the Natural Medicine Center we offer a variety of infusions to meet your specific needs and can custom make infusions for what your body needs based on your lab tests.

Supplements

Doctor’s will always stress the importance of keeping up with prescribed medication, but they often don’t tell you that

diet and lifestyle changes including supplements can sometimes eliminate the problem completely.  Nearly half of all senior citizens’ in America are on five or more medications for conditions that in many cases are treatable.  Even worse is that many elderly will have long lists of medications with extensive instructions on when to take them and warnings against interactions with other drugs.  Why take handfuls of harmful medications every day when you can take natural supplements that support your body’s natural processes and produce minimal to no side effects?

At the Natural Medicine Center we carry a wide range of natural supplements to meet anyone’s needs. From general wellness Vitamin’s, sleep support from Melatonin, digestive support from probiotics, natural anti-inflammatory supplements and more.  The supplements that we carry come from reputable pharmaceutical sources which are highly tested and more pure and effective than what is usually found in the supermarkets.  In addition to our traditional supplements, we also offer Chinese herbals of all types through the company Evergreen herbs.

Neurofeedback

It’s no secret that as we grow older our brains become more rigid and set in their ways, often making it difficult for us to make changes or learn new things.  Neurofeedback is a brain training service that can slow down the natural decline of mental faculties and help improve areas such as memory, focus, sleep, and more.  At the Natural Medicine Center we use Neuroptimal neurofeedback due to its holistic and safe nature with zero reported side effects.

In a session of Neuroptimal neurofeedback the client simply sits back as relaxing music and visuals play on a computer. A few un-invasive sensors will read your live brain activity and feed the activity back to the client.  Through this relaxing and therapeutic process the brain is able to see how it is functioning and improve itself.  Neuroptimal neurofeedback can help you develop the flexibility and resiliency to face each new day with a fresh start. Neurofeedback has been proven effective in treating depression, anxiety and neurological disorders.

Mental Health and Medication Counseling

As a holistic practitioner Dr. Catherine assess and treats her patients mentally and physically, this means that each patient is given personal attention and not merely seen as their diagnosis.  A wellness consultation with Dr. Catherine involves half an hour or 1 hour to go over your medical history, presenting/pressing problems, and finally developing a treatment plan.  With her degree in psychpharmacology Dr. Catherine is well versed in the effects of different medications and helps her patients to downsize their prescriptions in favor of natural alternatives that are beneficial for the body.

When seeing patients Dr. Catherine aims to both resolve existing issues as well as help her clients learn how to take care of their health to stay healthy for the future.  In addition to expertly managing the medications of her patients, Dr. Catherine offers counseling so that she can get to the root of a patient’s issue and teach them positive coping strategies that they can use in the future.  If you’ve ever felt unsatisfied or unsure about the prescription or treatment plan your doctor has advised, you are fully within your rights as a patient to schedule an appointment with Dr. Catherine for a second opinion.

Home Helpers & Direct Link of Polk County

The process of selecting a good and competent agency that will provide compassionate care is rigorous and tasking. Home Helpers strives to make things easy.

Home Helpers is a nationally known but locally owned home health care agency. Numerous happy clients choose them because:

  • There is no minimum hours or deposit requirement like most agencies.
  • The caregivers truly care. The caregivers are matched to clients based on personalities, and specialties.
  • The caregiving staff has workers compensation insurance coverage that protect our clients for liability. They have been background checked as part of the hiring process.
  • Home Helpers is insured and bonded.
  • Home Helpers guarentees 24hr phone response care.Our services range from: medication reminding, personal care, light house cleaning, errands, and transportation to client transferring and Hoyer-lifting care.

Further Reading:

BEMER Study – Gyulai, F., Rába, K., Baranyai, I., Berkes, E., & Bender, T. (2015). BEMER Therapy Combined with Physiotherapy in Patients with Musculoskeletal Diseases: A Randomised, Controlled Double Blind Follow-Up Pilot Study. Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM2015, 245742.

The Natural Medicine Center of Lakeland

315 Doris Dr. Lakeland, FL 33813

863-899-9977 email: info@naturallakeland.com

Website: naturallakeland.com

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