Monthly Archives: January 2015

Your Body Deserves a Physical Examination

large_Centric_Wellness_Logo_RGB_TM_square_12282014Today is my 52nd birthday.  The best gift that I could give myself that no one else could give is to go in for a physical examination.  I called a few weeks ago to schedule one on this day.  Years past, I would see a traditional doctor (Western medicine).  Over the course of studying alternative medicine and meeting other MD’s that work in the field of alternative medicine, it was a no-brainer that I should be seeing a holistic doctor.  Last year, I located a wellness center that met my needs here in San Diego.  Centric Wellness, like most holistic centers, focus on the whole person, not just the symptoms.  I met with Mark Rabe, MD, ABIHM last year who put me on the right path to healing my body, mind , and soul holistically.  Today, I met with Samuel Park, MD who is also an awesome doctor. He took his time, asked all the right questions, answered all my questions, and didn’t rush me.  I can honestly say that both of us were on the same page and wanted the same results . . . being in the best health possible for life longevity. In my opinion, a yearly physical exam guarantees health and great well-being. Some think of it as a preventive step and an approach to catch a more genuine condition before it starts to cause issues. A yearly physical can likewise screen vitals like weight, circulatory, cholesterol, and different markers.  Physicians utilize a physical exam to perceive how the body is performing. Contingent upon a patient’s well-being, a specialist may decide to concentrate on specific ranges of a physical exam. Individuals with a family history of coronary illness may get extra pulse checks, blood tests, and cholesterol screenings. A normal physical exam may incorporate the accompanying parts:

  • Health History: This may include, employment, relationships, family.
  • Vital Signs: blood pressure reading, heart and respiratory rate
  • Visual Exam: your specialist will visually look at your appearance for indications of any potential conditions.
  • Physical Exams: An exhaustive physical exam including checking the head and neck, abdominal area, hair, nails, and appendages. The specialist will likewise listen to the heart and lungs.
  • Lab Tests: The specialist may do a fasting blood draw. This aides in identifying irregularities in the blood that may demonstrate a bigger issue. They may ask for a lipid panel, or cholesterol test, if a patient is at risk for a heart attack, heart disease, or stroke.

I do understand that holistic treatment is not for everyone; but it works for me. Over the past few years,  I have had tremendous results from acupuncture, herbs, massage therapy, and by reading and understanding different ailments. I cannot stress enough how important it is to get annual examinations; men and women. As always, my goal is not to change you, but to plant the seeds to help you grow.


Natural Alternative Medicine Tip #04 ~ Negativity

negative-commentsAn excessive amount of research exists to demonstrate that negative thoughts, feelings and words have a ghastly influence on health. At the point when these things are encountered, our imperviousness to specific sicknesses and maladies diminish quickly. Anger, anxiety and bitterness are characteristic traits, however we ought to never get stuck in them. Nothing enhances, nothing changes when we stay in a secluded and harming condition of being.

When we encompass ourselves with negative individuals, the ones who dependably discuss issues yet never take care of them, we let these thoughts enter our own particular subliminal personality. Whatever enters can influence the way we accept things throughout our life, and soon enough, we follow up on these convictions.

Negative things that people may say, can and will rub off on us. When this happens, we can get to be discouraged, which prompts an absence of inspiration. An absence of inspiration to do anything, including dealing with yourself, is a standout amongst the most extraordinary things you can do to lessening the quality and length of life.

Now and then, the best thing we can accomplish for others is to tune in, regardless of the possibility that it means listening to their issues. Only in light of the fact that somebody sees the world uniquely in contrast to you do, doesn’t mean you need to tumble down to their level.

Listen with an open heart and an open mind; this permits you to be thoughtful and keen in your reactions on what could possibly greatly improve the situation for the other individual. Now and again the individual won’t take anything gently, and can never see the brilliant side of things. Simply acknowledge this individual, and realize that maybe one day they will have the capacity to come around.

While being confronted with irate and worried individuals, address them in a smooth voice and be benevolent. Remember that anger and rudeness are both conceived from apprehension, as when we dread something we guard ourselves, communicating anger. Release it, don’t hold on to it, and move on with your own life. Acknowledge who you are and your own self-worth.

Natural Alternative Medicine Tip #03 ~ Anxiety

anxietyAnxiety is the body’s response to any change that requires an alteration or reaction. The body responds to these progressions with physical, mental, and enthusiastic reactions.

Anxiety is an ordinary piece of life. Numerous occasions that befall you and around you – and numerous things that you do yourself – put weight on your body. You can experience stress from your surroundings, your body, and your responses to certain situations.

Your body is intended to experience stress and respond to it. It can be positive, keeping us cautious and prepared to evade peril. Anxiety gets to be adverse when an individual confronts constant difficulties without alleviation or unwinding between difficulties. Accordingly, the individual gets to be exhausted and anxiety related strain builds up.

Stretch that proceeds without easing can prompt a condition called distress – a negative anxiety response. Misery can prompt physical indications including cerebral pains, irritated stomach, hoisted pulse, midsection agony, and issues with sleeping. It can also bring on or exacerbate certain side effects or infections.

Anxiety/stress can be unsafe when individuals drink alcohol, smoke, or use drugs to attempt to diminish their anxiety. Tragically, as opposed to calming the anxiety and bringing your body to a natural state, these substances have a tendency to keep the body in a stressed state and cause more issues within your body.

Researchers are not sure of the exact cause of anxiety disorders.  Like other forms of mental illnesses, anxiety disorders are not the result of personal weakness or growning up in a poor environment.  Most anxiety disorders start during childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood.

Natural Alternative Medicine Tip #02 ~ Forgiveness

forgivenessOne of the hardest things in life to do is to forgive. In order for us to forgive others, we must look deep within our own souls and search for what we need others to forgive us for.  Only then one realizes that forgiveness comes from within, not from just our words.[i]  It is one of the most compassionate things that we can do as a people.  If you really think about it, forgiveness is not about the other person; it is more about what you are feeling and your decision to forgive. When someone has done you wrong, often, your first instinct is never to forgive that person. You have just given that person power over you; the way you think, how you feel, and how you act toward others. Not forgiving others, especially family, can cause you to have:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Negative thoughts and feelings

There are different paths in life; forgiveness is a path to freedom for your body, mind, and soul.  Forgiveness is about healing ourselves so that we can move forward.

[i] “The Essence of Wisdom and Life” Copyright ©2011 D.A. Isley aka Dahveed All Rights Reserved ISBN-13: 978-0615575971 ISBN-10: 0615575978

Natural Alternative Medicine tip #01

PHOTO BIRD SINGING IN THE DAWNAs we embark upon the dawn of a new day, we must remember to remove all negative energy from our lives; this includes people that feed off of that negative vibe.  By allowing negativity to remain, we are not only accepting the negative energy; but forfeiting all positive energy that may flow by our way. You can’t have a positive future if you continue to have a negative mind.