Dear Readers,

Welcome to the December 2016 issue of TotalHealth.

Welcome to the December 2016 issue of TotalHealth Online. We extend our thanks to all the authors who have shared their writing with us during the last twelve months, especially Elly MCGuinness for her series of articles on Organics and Dallas Clouatre who is on hiatus.

Elson Haas, MD, presents his philosophy on politics, war and peace in Part II of “From Politics, Medicine, War To Integrity, Healing, And Peace.” The key is that our individual rights do not impinge on or cause harm to others. We will do better and have more peace if we can trust everyone's right to believe as they choose and pick the religion that suits them best, rather than make any “non-believers” our enemies.

Jacob E. Teitelbaum's, MD, article “A Practical Guide To Treating Stress And Anxiety,” focuses on two areas of healing in the Comprehensive Medicine approach, mindbody and biochemical aspects when addressing anxiety and stress. Most of us take breathing for granted. Follow up on one suggestion and check out a technique called Butyko breathing (Google it). A natural technique to increase the oxygen in your lungs.

Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, RH(AGH), reports on “Nutraceuticals For Diabetic Neuropathies.” Bruno discusses four nutrient supplements, which may be of help for sufferers of neuropathy—the references are there to back up his reporting—and remember TotalHealth recommends you consult your health care professional prior to altering your health care routine.

Eating Disorders: The Nutrient Solution” Hyla Cass, MD, shares her experience with observing and treating some of the biochemical underpinnings, hastening recovery and helping to overcome eating disorders with some of her discoveries, as well as subsequent research by others in this growing field.

In “The Hormone Hero” Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, explains what, where and why of progesterone. What exactly is progesterone? How does it affect female sexual behavior, pregnancy, and menstruation that is produced in the ovaries, the placenta, and the adrenal glands. Known as the “feel good hormone,” progesterone is up to 20 times more concentrated in the brain than in the blood stream. “It has been credited with fighting heart disease and cancer. In women in their thirties and forties, progesterone plays an active role in bone density, and a high progesterone level is a major protective factor against later osteoporosis.”

Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHom, PhD, shares in “Healthy Recipes/Healthy Body,” her recipe for a “Butternut Cranberry Bisque.” All recipes are created and tested in her institute kitchen. And Dr. Gloria includes a description of the health benefits of each of the ingredients. Educational and timely for the holidays

There has been a lot of publicity about the need for everyone to get a flu shot for protection from swine flu and seasonal flu. However, there are mixed reports surfacing on the efficacy of the existing vaccines. Charles K. Bens, PhD gives us his advice on Coping With The Flu.

Carmia Borek's, PhD, in “Garlic and Colon Cancer Prevention,” educates us on the findings of several population studies finding an association between a high intake of garlic and a reduced risk of certain cancers, including stomach and colon cancer. An analysis of the results of these studies, showed, that the higher the amount of garlic consumed, the lower the risk of stomach and colon cancer.

In Pet Care, Shawn Messonnier, DVM, presents “Obesity in Pets Part II.

Wishing you a Happy Holiday Season.

Best in health,

TWIP The Wellness Imperative People

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the November 2016 issue of TotalHealth.

Anne Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS introduces readers to "The New Fat Flush Plan" in Media Review. This is an update to her popular Flat Flush Diet, once again she challenges conventional dietary wisdom to rewrite the rules of nutrition. Just in time for holiday gift giving.

Elson Haas, MD, shows readers another dimension to his writings in "From Politics, Medicine, War to Integrity, Healing, And Peace." His premise is: Warfare exists at many levels of our society and culture in addition to Politics. These other areas include Medicine, Farming, Food Manufacturing, and Personal Relationships. Haas' article shows us the goal as Peace.

Jacob E. Teitelbaum, MD, article "Ten Tips to Simplify, Lower the Cost, and Optimize CFS and Fibromyalgia Treatment," is full of valuable information and advice for all of us who suffer with CFS/fibromyalgia. His words come from a vast experience with the disease both personal and professional. Pass this article on to friends and family who are affected by CFS/fibromyalgia.

Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, RH(AGH), "LUTS and BPH: Effects of Lifestyle" (translates to Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms and BPH Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia). Bruno reports on a study explained in a peer-review article from Current Opinion in Urology. The authors of the article explain that LUTS has also been associated with many factors, including diet—which is unrelated to the prostate directly but which is reflective of various lifestyle factors. This is explained in the graph Bruno has included.

"The Future of Medicine Is Here: A Collaboration of Technology and Heart" is Hyla Cass' MD, synopsis of a four day conference recently held in San Diego on what Singularity University, the organization responsible for putting on the event, calls Global Grand Challenges. Cass reports on mind-boggling developments in medicine which will change the way we think and benefit us all.

In "Outsmart Weight Loss Saboteurs Before 2017" Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, presents ways to skirt the calories before us over the holidays. To avoid the wishes that include "I wish I hadn't eaten and drank that..." come January.

Elly McGuinness continues the series on "Eight Reasons To Choose Organics?" Educating us on benefits of organics. We can't deny the positives.

Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHom, PhD, shares in "Healthy Recipes/Healthy Body," her recipe for a "Vegetable, Quinoa and Bean Soup." All recipes are created and tested in her institute kitchen. And Dr. Gloria includes a description of the health benefits of each of the ingredients.

In Pet Care, Shawn Messonnier, DVM, presents "Obesity in Pets."

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.

Best in health,

TWIP The Wellness Imperative People

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the October 2016 issue of TotalHealth.

Sherrill Sellman, ND contributes an article for resolving hormonal issues—requiring understanding the significant role of ensuring the health of our adrenals, thyroid and colon. Sellman provides the primer in "The Hidden Causes Behind Hormonal Imbalances."

Jacob E. Teitelbaum, MD, article "Preventing Hospital Induced Dementia—The Importance of Routine and Familiarity," gives all a heads up on what can happen to loved ones who have to be admitted to the hospital.

Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, RH(AGH), shares an extensive description of "The B Vitamins: For Stress, Energy, Heart Health & More." This article explains what the B-Complex is and what the various B vitamins are and the part they play in everyone’s health. Everyone needs the B vitamins.

TotalHealth editors "Transforming Journeys Part I: Reality Show Trainer Discovers the Power of Leptin," is the story of Kat James’ journey and sharing her secrets to how she found health and is offering the opportunity to others. The article describes how one celebrity trainer, Shianne Lombard, who was a season three trainer on The Biggest Loser went through her program.

Elly McGuinness Elly McGuinness continues the series on "Why Choose Organics?" Educating us on the number of benefits of organics. Discussing the farm practices and how they influence the nutritional value of the foods grown.

Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHom, PhD, shares in "Healthy Recipes/Healthy Body," her recipe for a "Green Drink Basic Recipe." All recipes are created and tested in her institute kitchen. And Dr. Gloria includes a description of the health benefits of each of the ingredients. And your choices for this recipe contain a myriad of ingredients and their health descriptions. Information for all of us.

In Pet Care, Shawn Messonnier, DVM, presents "Kennel Cough." He explains that your pet does not have to have been in a kennel environment to be exposed. Cats can be diagnosed as well as dogs.

Best in health,

TWIP The Wellness Imperative People

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the September 2016 issue of TotalHealth.

We have two articles on alcohol use in this issue both Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS and Elson Haas, MD, sharing their expertise on the subject. Both articles provide valuable information and help for all of us. Especially as we begin our approach to the end of the year celebrations. Looking for more help see the ad on last page.

Dallas Clouatre, PhD, begins with "Mediterranean Cooking Makes Vegetables Better." He explains it was found that "frying in extra virgin olive oil transferred to vegetables polyphenols from the oil and thereby improved the antioxidant capacity of the vegetables in comparison with either raw or boiled alternatives. The particular new healthful polyphenols were shown to be from the oil and not found originally in the raw vegetables."

In "Axing Alcoholism Naturally, Effective, Life Changing Nutrition," Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS states, we are an addictive society—with coffee, caffeine, sugar, and even the Internet. Gittleman gives information on supplements, diet and exercise found to be helpful.

Jacob E. Teitelbaum, MD, article "7 Powerful Ways To Protect Your Brain And Prevent Alzheimer's And Dementia," gives caregivers and those suffering from this disease ways to improve in addition to the Aricept and Nameanda normally prescribed. This is information you won't be receiving from your doctor but may want to share with him or her.

Elson Haas, MD, who provides us with "Ten Tips On Wise Alcohol Use." His tips and advise are thought provoking, meaningful and helpful in managing our lives.

Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, RH(AGH), asks "Is Carrageenan Bad For You?" This product comes from sea and is used as a gelatin in many foods and supplements. Bruno explains how it works in the body, leaving the question up to readers.

In "Garlic and Aged Garlic ExtractTM Immunity Boosters" Carmia Borek, PhD, present studies showing the health benefits of Kyolic® Aged Garlic ExtractTM in strengthening the immune system and providing benefits for the cardiovascular system and more.

Elly McGuinness continues the series on "Why Choose Organics?" Educating us on the number or benefits of organics. Certified organic label helps to make purchasing easier by making it clear what products are Non-GMO.

Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHom, PhD, shares in "Healthy Recipes/Healthy Body," her recipe for "Moroccan-Style Spiced Carrot Dip Recipe." All recipes are created and tested in her institute kitchen. And Dr. Gloria includes a description of the health benefits of each of the ingredients with her recipes.

A new contributor to TotalHealth, Sahara Rose in "Discovering Your Body Type from a Western and Eastern Perspective: Ayurvedic Mind-Body Types Meet Sports Physiology," explains three body types, endomorph, mesomorph and ectomorph and their direct relationship between these body types and those studied in her Ayurvedic training in India: Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

In Pet Care, Shawn Messonnier, DVM, presents "Glutamine For Pets." He includes benefits for the reader as well.

Best in health,

TWIP The Wellness Imperative People

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the August 2016 issue of TotalHealth.

With schools starting soon Dallas Clouatre, PhD, gives parents homework with "Breakfast of Champions—Children Do Better With Than Without." He describes recent studies showing various "aspects of intelligence, emotional control and behavior in elementary school students and in teenagers respond positively to simple changes in diet and the use of vitamin and mineral supplements."

Sherrill Sellman, ND, discusses "MoisturePom—A Healthy And Safe Solution For Vaginal Dryness." As many as half of the women over forty have experienced this problem.

In the Jacob E. Teitelbaum, MD, article "Autonomic Dysfunction in CFS and Fibromyalgia: Treating POTS, NMH, Low Blood Pressure And Orthostatic Intolerance," normally, when standing the autonomic nervous system tells the legs to send the blood back up to your brain, where it is needed. This doesn't work very well in fibromyalgia. Teitelbaum provides a self quiz which is part of his Energy Analysis Program.

Elson Haas, MD, "Detoxification And The Detox Diet: An Important Healing Process." We are reminded of the importance of eating our fruits and vegetables and drinking plenty of water. He uses the acronym SNACCs to stand for Sugar, Nicotine, Alcohol, Caffeine and Chemicals. Primarily he gives us a Detox Diet, a three meals a day plan to use for 2–3 weeks to get us on the road to health.

Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, "Stomach Acid: The Forgotten Genie For Weight Loss And More." Educating us on the importance of HCI and its role in digestive health and weight loss brings new respect for a process often presented as the bane of our body.

Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, RH(AGH), presents "The Amazing Benefits of Green Tea." Beginning with the differences of green, black and oolong tea, Bruno continues with the benefits in areas of antioxidant activity, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, cardiovascular, and weight loss properties.

Elly McGuinness continues the series on Choosing Organics with "Choosing Organic To Help Protect Against Cancer" Focusing on the phyonutrients particularly Salvestrols found in farming soils untreated by pesticides. Salvestrols may have anti-cancer benefits for humans.

Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHom, PhD, shares in "Healthy Recipes/Healthy Body," her recipe for "Nightshade-Free Guacamole." All recipes are created and tested in her institute kitchen to insure they are packed with nutrition and the ability to assist overall detoxification, which is what's important for wholistic rejuvenation. And Dr. Gloria includes a description of the health benefits of each of the ingredients.

In Pet Care, Shawn Messonnier, DVM, presents "Cranberry For Bladder And Kidney." He includes benefits for the reader as well.

Best in health,

TWIP The Wellness Imperative People

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