My team grew…..AGAIN!! Please welcome Megan, my new right hand gal and registered nurse! I asked Megan a few questions so you could get to know her better! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👉🏻Where are you from? My husband, 1 year old son and I moved to Arizona from …
IT’S LIVE! I have always had a goal of creating a course, but kept putting it off and let other things get in the way….but I’m happy to report it’s DONE. Want to Instill Healthy Habits You Can Maintain for LIFE, get more energy AND lose weight in …
I never thought in a million years that I would be trying to grow this practice during a pandemic when I first took the leap to venture out on my own in January. What I also didn't expect was for my business to grow so quickly that I needed help (but I'm NOT complaining about that--it's a good problem to have!).
I am SO excited to announce that I have brought on Alaa, a 3rd year medical student at SCNM (Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine) to be my right hand gal, help with administrative work all while she is learning how to run a business and patient care. It honestly couldn't have been a better fit!
Here is a little bit about Alaa:
"My name is Alaa Gerais and I am from New York City but I have been living in Arizona for 6 years now. Although I miss the big city, I’ve gotten used to the warmth and loving the clear skies and mountains of AZ. I am a yoga teacher and have been practicing for 5 years. I started taking yoga classes to help my anxiety after suffering multiple anxiety attacks for 3 years. Feeling completely depleted I wanted to learn how to calm my anxiety and relax my anxious state. Practicing yoga everyday taught me the benefit of discipline but most important gave me tools to self-sooth and calm my mind. Practicing yoga has taught me to be present in the moment and to appreciate the magic that comes with the connection of body and mind. The awareness eventually led to a change in how i viewed my life and helped me detoxify from the way I was living and eating. I became encouraged to support my body and mind through proper nutrition, meditation and movement. This eventually lead to my investigation of natural medicine and I found myself applying for Naturopathic Medical school at SCNM. Throughout my years as a student my love and learning for the healing power of the body has flourished. As I continue my education I am constantly learning the true power of natural medicine and the use of nutrition, herbs, homeopathy and even meditation and yoga in the treatment of chronic diseases, immune dysfunction and pain. As I continue my time at SCNM I wish to contribute to the community of natural medicine and to live in the Ethos of this profession. Docere, Doctor as teacher."
Let's give her a big welcome!!
Have you ever wondered if Naturopathic Doctors are REAL doctors?
Have you ever wondered if Naturopathic Doctors are REAL doctors? I’ve been called a “witch doctor”, a “homeopathic doctor”, an “herb doctor” and the list goes on…but YES, ND’s are REAL doctors!
In order to be licensed as a primary care, general practice physician one must graduate from a FOUR-YEAR, professional-level program at a FEDERALLY accredited naturopathic medical school. Currently there are only SEVEN:
Make sure you do your research and ask for credentials before your seek care from a ND. I have seen people claim they are ND’s and received their degree ONLINE. You can search for a licensed ND in your area HERE.
Our scope of practice includes:
- Botanical Medicine
- Physical Medicine
- Minor Surgery
- Extensive Lifestyle and Nutrition Counseling
- IV Therapy
- …and much much more!
????????ND’s also take and pass TWO national board exams that covers basic sciences, diagnostics and clinical sciences.
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As ND's we also abide by these 6 principles:
Ready to incorporate a licensed ND into your healthcare? I am available for free 15-minute consults! Schedule HERE.
I always try to find the silver lining amongst the chaos and right now it’s–your health is important. Even though literally every event in the near future has been postponed, cancelled or re-imagined and businesses are shutting down there is one thing that remains open. …
What's with the TP hoarding?
I have yet to understand WHY there is a shortage of toilet paper. This virus does NOT cause crazy amounts of bowel movements, nor does toilet paper kill viruses. Anywho....
As a Naturopathic Physician, I took an oath to abide by 6 principles, one being "Docere" which means to teach. Hopefully after reading this I can teach you to focus your energy on your immune system and NOT figuring out who has toilet paper in stock.
Balancing your immune system is the BEST DEFENSE to reduce the risk of acquiring ANY illness and here are options I am offering you to strengthen your immune system! By no means are these guaranteed to treat, cure or prevent COVID-19, however, they have been heavily researched as being beneficial for any immune system.
????Engystol stimulates the non-specific and specific immune system, thereby, stimulating your immune system as a whole.
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????No known side effects, contraindications or interactions
????Engystol has been used for more than 60 years.
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????Eliminates viral infected cells and tumor cells (3,4)
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An essential amino acid used as an anti-viral, but also known to reduce anxiety and cortisol levels (6)
$50 (Book HERE)
I have supplies of Vitamin C, Elderberry, Daily Immune Support that can be purchased as singles or bundled together for ultimate immune support (just like TP, immune system support is hard to come by!) These can be purchased to not only balance your immune system now but help you if you get sick now or in the future!
Send an email HERE if you are interested in supplements.
Want a dose of extra vitamin C, Lysine, B-Vitamins plus some fluids to keep you hydrated?
Then this option is for you!
$125 (Book HERE)
In conclusion, the best way to reduce the risk is to minimize spreading of this virus. You may not have symptoms, your family may not have symptoms but you may be a carrier and spread this disease to a person who is susceptible. Be kind, be smart, be aware. I'm sure you are sick of hearing about washing your hands, but there really is no better way to stop the spread. If you can't wash your hands, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Don't have either of those options, be sure to NOT touch your eyes, nose or mouth and be mindful of what you are touching around you. If you suspect you might have COVID-19, please call your physician before leaving the house.
I am taking every appropriate measure within my office to stop the spread by cleaning my surfaces/electronics, medical equipment and common surfaces/areas. If you wish to have a consultation at home, telemedicine consultations via my HIPAA compliant electronic health record system are available.
In conclusion, this virus has caused and will likely continue to cause a lot of panic, anxiety and stress. I am here for you however I can support you and encourage you to remain calm as we need to keep you as healthy as possible. Be well friends, but most importantly be kind. And please save the toilet paper for those that may actually need it.
If you are interested click here for a guided meditation to reduce your anxiety around this virus.
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2. Enbergs H. Effects of the homeopathic preparation Engystol on interferon-y-production by human T-lymphocytes; Immunol Invest 2006; 35: 19-27.
3. Denys A et. al. Efficacy of preoperative immunoprophylaxis in patients with neoplastic diseases (II). Int Rev Allergol Immunol 1999; 5 (1); 46-50.
4. Siwierska K et al. Efficacy of preoperative immunoprophylaxis in patients with neoplastic diseases (I). Int Rev Allergol Immunol 1999; 5 (1); 39-45.
5. PMID: 10209501
6. PMID: 17510493
I hope that by after reading this I can calm you down (if you are worried!) Here are some interesting statistics about this virus, which in actuality has been around for years–it’s just that it mutated into a new strain we have never seen before…hence …