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Dear Readers,

Welcome the April 2020 issue of TotalHealth Online Magazine.

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, presents, Plaquenil And Other Treatments for COVID 19. Plaquenil is Hydroxychloroquine and has been in the news daily. Read this article for a quick and easy understanding of how this drug can be extremely helpful for a cost of approximately ten dollars, compared to other treatments that can cost over a thousand dollars.

Athletic Recovery: Too Much Pain, No Gain, is the topic this month for Professor Gene Bruno, MS, MHS. He discusses that prevention is superior to treatment. And suggests that brutalizing your body is not the best prescription for a healthy body.

Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, brings us the next segment of Smart Recipes. This month she offers us Smart Fat Soups. After checking out staples like Gazpacho and Borscht; be sure to try the wonderful variations of Sweet and Zesty Carrot, Thai Chicken, and Roasted Chestnut soups.

Gloria Gilbere, CDP, DAHom, PhD, brings us April Showers Bring May Flowers… for your food that is! It’s an elegant and fun twist to use edible flowers to garnish your food. The flowers many of us grow, are not just for beauty, but make a welcome and healthy addition to our meals. Beware when choosing these colorful delights that they have been grown organically or in your own garden with no pesticides. Also, check to be sure the flowers you choose are not toxic.

This month Shawn Messonnier, DVM, finishes his series on Inflammatory Bowel Disease In Pets. He discusses the use of Probiotics to help reduce symptoms in your pets. Many pets will not eat yogurt, which is one of the simplest ways to ingest probiotics. However, supplements are available from your veterinarian that have proven successful in getting the organisms your pet needs, into their intestinal tract.

This month we include a media review of the book Overdose, by Benjamin Perrin. The book provides the reader with a look at the often, gut-wrenching world of opioid overdose. Unfortunately, this problem may impact many of us directing or indirectly at some point in our lifetime.

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Wishing you a happy and safe spring from all of us at TotalHealth.

Best in health.

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  • Publisher’s Notes
  • Plaquenil And Other Treatments for COVID 19
    Jacob Teitelbaum, MD
  • Media Review, Overdose
    Benjamin Perrin
  • Got Fibromyalgia And Sensitive To Everything? Part 2: Food Sensitivity
    Jacob Teitelbaum, MD
  • Athletic Recovery: Too Much Pain, No Gain
    Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, RH(AHG)
  • Smart Fat Soups
    Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS
  • April Showers Bring May Flowers
    Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHom, PhD
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease In Pets Part 4
    Shawn Messonnier, DVM

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Dear Readers,

Welcome the March 2020 issue of TotalHealth Online Magazine.

This month we have several articles on ways to possibly prevent and treat coronavirus. Many of the suggestions are inexpensive and proven to help with the flu. Simply washing hands regularly may not be enough to protect us, and our doctors have numerous suggestions that could go a long way in helping to treat and prevent the spread of this pandemic. Professor Gene Bruno, MS, MHS tells us about Nutraceutical Protection Against the Coronavirus and TotalHealth Editors jump on board with How to Prevent and Treat the Coronavirus.

In CBD And Traumatic Brain Injury, Hyla Cass, MD, introduces us to the new modality of using CBD for brain injuries. In tests on mice, CBD improved cognitive function, motor function, and every parameter examined after a TBI event. Besides treating brain inflammation, and the secondary effects listed above, it also has been shown to improve memory, lift brain fog, and help PTSD.

Got Fibromyalgia And Sensitive To Everything? If so, you’ll want to follow this series by Jacob Teitelbaum, MD. This month he talks about the body’s “first responders” and ways to treat their Mast Cell Activation Syndrome. And in part 2 in April, he discusses the causes and differences between food sensitivities and food allergies. You’ll also be amazed to learn that autism has been shown to disappear using NAET. Read on to learn what NAET is.

Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, brings us the next segment of Smart Recipes and Sauces. This month she offers us GuacoSalsa, Party Pâtè, Lemon Ginger Zoodles and the Perfect Pesto. Be sure to check out all this month’s recipes.

Gloria Gilbere, CDP, DAHom, PhD, treats us to Gluten And Sugar-free Tiramisu. Unfortunately, many American restaurants serve us a soggy, over-sweetened mess. Real Tiramisu has layers of crunchy cookies or dense cake. Dr. Gilbere also adds cocoa powder and coffee liqueur to her delectable version.

This month Shawn Messonnier, DVM, brings us part 3 in his series on Inflammatory Bowel Disease In Pets. This month he discusses the use of orthomolecular therapy (known as megavitamin therapy) and antioxidants. The use of plant enzymes has proven very helpful for pets with IBD. Be sure to consult with your vet first as mega-doses can be toxic.

Charles K. Bens, PhD, shares with us what we should be expecting from our doctors, especially prior to recommending major surgery, and also from our hospitals in, Baldrige Award For Healthcare: An Overview Of Potential Improvements. For example, are you aware only one percent of users of statin drugs live longer than those who choose not to take them? Or that lung cancer survival rates increased by 47 percent with high doses of Vitamin D3. This is one article you won’t want to miss, and will want to share with family and friends.

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Wishing you a warm and healthy March from all of us at TotalHealth.

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to a new decade and the February 2020 issue of TotalHealth Magazine.

Own Your Anxiety by Julian Brass is featured in this month’s Media Review.

Charles K. Bens, PhD, gives us a simple brain health survey to take in his article, Rebuild Your Brain With Super Nutrients. If you have difficulty sleeping, staying focused, and are forgetting things, you will want to read what these super nutrients can do for you or someone you know.

Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, brings us the next segment of Smart Recipes. This month she provides us dinner and snack recipes. The Walnut Crisps are the perfect snack to compliment everything from mid-afternoon munchies, to an office party treat. Try them with your favorite dips.

Carmen V. Russoniello, PhD., LPC, LRT/CTRS, BCB, BCN, Professor and Director, Center for Applied Psychophysiology, East Carolina University, provides us with a report on how a company can assess employees stress levels. Assessments and there results can show you how to improve the company’s bottom line and employees’ performance. Listed are definitions for what a body health report includes.

Herb-Infused Roasted Radishes? Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHom, PhD, shows us a new way to enjoy this summer vegetable. You’ll want to try these instead of potatoes at your next dinner party. They are a healthy veggie with the anti-inflammatory advantage.

This month Shawn Messonnier, DVM, brings us part 2 in his series on Inflammatory Bowel Disease In Pets. He provides natural recipes for dogs and cats that can help curb their numerous symptoms.

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Wishing you a Happy February and Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at TotalHealth.

Best in health.

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to a new decade and the January 2020 issue of TotalHealth Magazine.

Carmen V. Russoniello, PhD, LPC, LRT/CTRS, BCB, BCN, Professor and Director, Center for Applied Psychophysiology East Carolina University, brings us, Mobile Stress Assessments and Biofeedback: Modern Tools For Managing Health. Dr. Russoniello discusses it is possible to use modern apps to assess stress and apply mobile-accessed biofeedback to improve health. Most smartphones only provide low-to-medium levels of accuracy and functionality; read on for news on SAB systems that will revolutionize health care.

Sherrill Sellman, ND, presents, Hygeena; The Ultimate Vaginal Healing And Rejuvenation Solution. While this a sensitive issue for many women it is important to discuss with your health practitioner. The article discusses “old school” remedies that women need to beware of, and new healthful solutions for restoration and rejuvenation.

Professor Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, Rh(Ahg), starts the year off with, Nattokinase: An Enzyme For Cardiovascular Health And More. Nattokinase is an enzyme that has proven efficacy in reducing blood clotting factors. It is also effective for reducing hypertension and in general shows benefits for cardiovascular health and more.

Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, begins a series on Smart Recipes. Over the next several months she’ll provide Smart recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner; along with starters and snacks. Be sure to check out this month for yummy smoothie recipes to start the new year.

Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHom, PhD, begins the year with, A New Year, A New You, The Making Of A Detox Smoothie And Soup. Dr. Gloria starts with variations on fruit smoothies that include a green apple smoothie and a cilantro smoothie. She also provides us with a delectable Cucumber Avocado Soup that can be eaten hot or cold. Also, she lists the healthy benefits of each ingredient.

This month Shawn Messonnier, DVM, begins a four-part series on Inflammatory Bowel Disease In Pets. He’ll discuss ways to help your pet with severe symptoms, bouts of diarrhea, and leaky gut, with the use of natural diets, pro- and pre-biotics, antioxidants, and plant enzymes.

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Wishing you a Happy New Year from all of us at TotalHealth, and best in health.

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the December 2019 issue of TotalHealth Magazine

Victoria Al Rabi, MD, contributes the article, PYLO-X: An Innovative And Unique Solution For Helicobacter Pylori. H. pylori in the stomach is one of the many antibiotic-resistant infections the world is now dealing with. It is also a difficult infection to eliminate even using multiple antibiotics. Therefore, interest in more natural ways to treat it are being researched. One product has proven to be highly effective. According to Rabi, “Pylo-x is a biotechnology innovative solution based on its unique ingredients and has no side effects.”

Charles K. Bens, PhD, presents, How To Protect Your Brain From Alzheimer’s. He discusses the panel of tests that are now available to assess your risk of Alzheimer’s. Even if you aren’t able to take all these assessments, you can benefit from using the guidelines he provides to slow or delay symptoms. If you are at high-risk for Alzheimer’s, he recommends you read, The End of Alzheimer’s, by Dr. Dale Bredesen. Using Dr. Bredesen’s protocol may help you avoid Alzheimer’s for life.

Professor Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, Rh(Ahg), discusses, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder this month. Best known as a disorder effecting our military members; PTSD can disrupt the lives of anyone who has suffered a traumatic event. Besides conventional treatments, Professor Bruno talks about key nutraceuticals that have proven to be helpful.

Our natural vet, Shawn Messonnier’s, article is, Herbs For Urinary Disorders in Pets. Not only are Uva Ursi, Plantain, and Goldenrod helpful urinary antiseptics for pets, but they also work well for humans. Checkout this month’s article as it may save, both you and your pet, from the need for a prescription drug.

Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, continues her series on smart fats with tips for, Smart Sips, Seasonings and Sweeteners. As many prepare to bake pies, cookies, and candy, she offers us several sweeteners that can be used in place of refined sugar that offer the sweet taste but little to no calories. This is timely help for seasonal weight loss, as well as, yearround healthy eating.

Gloria Gilbere, CDP, DAHom, PhD, completes her three-part series on, The Health Benefits of Coconut Flour, discussing its effect on blood sugar. Many of us have been schooled that multi-grain bread is a go-to healthy choice; however, it rates high on the glycemic index. For those with high blood sugar the use of coconut flour provides five times more fiber, which slows the absorption of sugar, and is much lower on the glycemic index. Checkout the coconut flour comparison chart to see how it stacks up against the better-known flours.

Live Longer, Live Better, With EDTA and Glutathione, by, TotalHealth editors, informs us about heavy metal toxicity. First used in the 1940’s, chelation therapy was the treatment of choice for lead poisoning. Forward-thinking doctors suggested it might work for plaque in the arteries; but main stream physician’s chose to promote the invasive coronary bypass surgery approach. Read on to learn how removing heavy metals through chelation can treat or prevent numerous diseases, before the use of major surgery.

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Best in health,

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the November 2019 issue of TotalHealth Magazine

Our cover story this month is, Let’s Rethink Mental Health To Brain Health, by Daniel G. Amen, MD. Erasing the stigma on what we now call mental health issues is a critical component of insuring people are willing to seek treatment. As depression and suicide continues to rise in teenagers it is important how we approach this issue. Dr. Amen discusses how to reimagine the term mental health, as optimizing our brain health to overcome or manage symptoms.

In, The First Iron-Free Solution For Iron Deficiency, Dr. Sherrill Sellman introduces us to a safer product for those with iron deficiency. IronCatch is an all-natural supplement that does not cause the often-severe side-effects experienced by many who must supplement with iron. If you suffer from leaky gut, IBS, Celiac or ulcers you will want to read about this product.

Professor Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, Rh(Ahg), informs us of the immune enhancing benefits in two key dietary supplements, in his article on, Echinacea And Shiitake For Immune Health. With cold and flu season approaching, it’s time to remind ourselves how Echinacea can help us shorten the duration of viruses. And, if you aren’t familiar with the benefits of the Shiitake mushroom, Professor Bruno’s informative article will enlighten you on its numerous immune boosting functions.

Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, continues her series on smart fats with her, Master Formula For Fat Burning. She’ll help you banish all those fake fats that inhibit your metabolism and promote inflammation. Using her lists of Smart Fats you can create a healthy eating plan.

Natural Solutions to Common Child Health Concerns is Sherry Torkos, BSc Phm, RPh’s, article to help you know when to call your doctor if your child is ill. She offers indicators for children with fever, vomiting, diarrhea, respiratory problems and rashes. You’ll want to keep this article available for reference when illnesses strike.

Part Two in a Series on the Health Benefits of Coconut Flour is presented by our expert, Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHom, PhD. In part two she discusses the healthy nutrients found in coconut flour. You’ll want to consider adding this flour to your kitchen when you learn it reduces high blood pressure, is high in digestible fiber, and high in protein.

If you want help for thinning hair, read Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum’s article. Until now all we could do is optimize nutritional and thyroid function, and watch our iron levels. Dr. Teitelbaum introduces us to a product that tackles the main cause of hair loss, a condition called Telogen Effluvium. Read on for his recommendations.

Did you remember to take your Gingko? How many times have we all heard that? But, did you know Ginkgo can also be helpful for your pets? Read natural vet, Shawn Messonnier’s article on the conditions that Ginkgo can benefit in your pet.

Thank you to our authors, readers, and advertisers. You make TotalHealth Magazine online possible.

Best in health,

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the October 2019 issue of TotalHealth Online Magazine.

This issue begins with Dr. Charles Bens all-encompassing article on Radiation: The Silent Killer. The current renewed interest about the impact of radiation on our health is primarily due to the introduction of the 5G technology for wireless electronic communication. The older 3G system used 2.4 Ghz (gigahertz) of power while the new 5G system will use up to 90 Ghz. The impact on wireless transmission can be illustrated by the following comparison: 3G- a two-hour movie can be downloaded in 26 hours and 5G- a two-hour movie can be downloaded in 3.6 seconds. Read on for the human and environmental impacts.

Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, Rh(Ahg), presents Glutathione (GSH): A Tripeptide of Paramount Importance. GSH has a wide variety of functions in the body. Supplemental GSH is bioavailable and will increase GSH levels in the body. Research has demonstrated the effectiveness of GSH as a part of the liver’s natural detoxification process, an agent to reduce UV-induced skin spots, a treatment for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and a means of preventing muscle fatigue. Many oxidative stressors can deplete GSH, including ultraviolet and other radiation, viral infections, environmental toxins, household chemicals, heavy metals, surgery, inflammation, burns, septic shock, and dietary deficiencies of GSH precursors and enzyme cofactors.

Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum follows up with his part 2 with Healing Emotional Trauma article about what happens when the nervous system “freezes.” This happens during a trauma where you can’t fight and you can’t run. Such as a child being beaten by an alcoholic parent. But in addition, your muscles, and the fascia tissue, which encases them, tighten up like a suit of armor, while your body goes into a hyper alert and numb mode. This mode persists until you do something very critical to reset the system and release the muscles and fascia. To learn a therapy you can do on your own, in a place of your choosing, read this article for Dr. T.'s professional advice on how to deal with this.

Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, The Smart Kitchen—Part 2 Smart Cooking Tools For Smart Eating. The more Smart Fat you eat (and digest properly), the faster you will lose weight, restore your cell membranes from head to toe and repair your stress, hunger and sex hormones while insuring that soft, wrinkle-free skin! Let Ann Louise explain the health reasons behind her every suggestion. And gives us a total picture on how to start with the basics and how this effects our health and that of our families.

Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHom, PhD, presents Health Benefits of Coconut Flour. Coconut flour has various health benefits from those of other coconut products—such as the oil for instance—and it offers a great gluten-free and very low carbohydrate alternative to conventional flour. Considered a functional food, coconut flour exhibits properties that significantly benefit health and is a valuable source of nutrition. She will continue the story of coconut flour including receipts in the next two issues.

Shawn Messonnier’s, DVM, continues with part 2 on Asthma in pets.

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the September 2019 issue of TotalHealth Online Magazine.

This issue begins with Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum’s introduction to a dear friend, Jon Lovgren, author of the new book “The Magic Words.” (Caution: there are several books with similar titles, so be sure you get the one by him.) “You may think I am speaking about forgiving others. That’s part of it. But sometimes even harder and more important is forgiving ourselves. This can be much easier than you ever imagined.” It strikes TotalHealth as a simple method that all of us can do that may help us release much of the unwanted traumas and baggage we carry around. See what you think—it won’t cost you to try it.

Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, Rh(Ahg), and Arthur Presser, PharmD, present an introduction to homeopathy. They include the history of Samuel Hahnemann: The Father of Homeopathy, how it began, how it works. They explain the Law of Similars simply stated is a therapeutic method based on the principle that illness can be successfully treated by giving infinitesimal doses of substances which, if given to healthy individuals in much larger amounts, will cause symptoms similar to those of the illness being treated. Homeopathy seems to work on an energetic basis, much the same as certain other types of alternative medicine practices including acupuncture, Reiki and Johrei, Qigong, and Healing Touch.

Ann Louise Gittleman PhD, CNS, The Smart Kitchen—Part 1. This may first appear as a “done that” but truly is an undated 21st century way to set up and begin the process of having a healthy kitchen. Ann Louise explains the health reasons behind every suggestion. And gives us a total picture on how to start with the basics and how this affects our health and that of our families. Part two in the series will appear in the October issue.

Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHom, PhD, presents Creamy Celery Basil Soup—A Lovage Explosion! a yummy-sounding recipe for Creamy Celery Basil Soup. This is a recipe made without the nightshade family. In place of potatoes, Gloria suggests using cream cheese and/or try sour cream. As always, she includes the health benefits of several of the ingredients, basil, and lovage. This is followed by her new cookbook and video offer free to our readers.

Shawn Messonnier’s, DVM, Asthma in Pets-Part 1. Asthma is an inflammatory disease affecting the smooth muscle of the bronchi of cats, and rarely dogs. The inflammation causes reversible airflow obstruction through smooth muscle constriction, bronchial wall fluid buildup (edema), and thickening of the mucous glands of the airways. This inflammation, occurring as a result of a reaction (allergy) to environmental allergens (foreign proteins), causes coughing and/or wheezing. Secondary infection (pneumonia) is reported to occur in 24 to 42 percent of cats with asthma. Because feline heartworm disease can cause signs that mimic asthma, all cats with respiratory signs should be screened for feline heartworm disease. As much as possible, owners should try to minimize environmental factors (such as cigarette smoke, dust, hair spray, and perfume) that can trigger an asthmatic attack. Read on, Messonnier has more to share on asthma.

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the August 2019 issue of TotalHealth Online Magazine.

Charles Bens, PhD, reports on Natural Protection Strategy Against Viruses. Defines virus, explaining the types of viruses i.e. human, and animal spread viruses. Includes medications, vitamins, and herbs that have been proven to be effective prevention. Included are natural substances that treat viruses and limit their ability to reproduce. It's the information beyond washing your hands although that’s still the basic first defense. Thank you Dr. Bens.

Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS in3-Day Smart Start Tune-UP explains her system to help achieve a flat tummy and possibly lose up to seven pounds. A detailed three-day menu plan is included and has some yummy “Smart Smoothies.”

Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHOM, PhD, presents Coconut Flour Bread & French Toast includes several notes as cutting the bread an optional way and more. In addition to this delicious looking favorite, Gilbère offers a recipe for Maple syrup that’s been handed down in her family. It does not contain sugar and is simple to make.

Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, Rh(Ahg), presents Resveratrol: A Phytocannabinoid Cousin To CBD. Resveratrol originally made its introduction splash into the dietary supplement marketplace based upon the consideration that intake of it and other polyphenol compounds from red wine may contribute to the “French paradox”—the unexpectedly low rate of death from cardiovascular disease in the Mediterranean population despite the relatively higher intake of saturated fats. Then, the excitement increased with the understanding that resveratrol helped activate the SIRT 1 gene, associated with longevity. Since that time, interest in resveratrol has continued to expand due to human research demonstrating its effectiveness for reducing inflammation and other health benefits.

Shawn Messonnier’s, DVM, advises on the benefits of St. John’s Wort For Pets. It is used for a myriad of issues but most effective for anxiety and separation. As always should not be given to your pet without the recommendation of your veterinarian.

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Enjoy the remainder of summer, go for a walk or a swim.

Best in health,

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the July 2019 issue of TotalHealth Online Magazine. Have a safe and healthy Fourth of July.

Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, Rh(Ahg), presents Understanding DHEA And 7-Keto DHEA. Dehydroepiandrosterone (Dhea) is an important hormone produced in the adrenal glands and liver, and in men, the testes. Dhea and its sulfate ester, dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (Dhea-s), are interconvertible. Dhea-s is the storage form of Dhea. Dhea can then be metabolized to androstenedione, the major human precursor to androgens and estrogens although Dhea doesn’t have direct estrogenic or androgenic activity in most individuals, the production of Dhea normally peaks during the mid-’20s and then begins a steady, progressive decrease of up to 90 percent with aging. Read on for the full story.

Sherry Torkos, Bsc., Phm, shares summer strengthening secrets to rejuvenate your muscles. Having toned muscles is much more than a vanity issue. Turns out those who have more muscle stand to be healthier in the long run. Mounting research suggests that the amount of muscle on your frame is a leading indicator of health and longevity, with one recent study suggesting that the amount of lean muscle mass outperforms the body mass index (BMI) in determining health and mortality risk.

Ann Louise Gittleman continues with her smart series on Progesterone and Testosterone and shows their far-reaching influence on our health.

Apples | A Harvest Of Health Effects by Catherine Cebula includes nutritional values on a variety of apples. She shares several apple recipes. TotalHealth is pleased to have Catherine back with us. Welcome back.

Felicia Stoler, DNC, MS, RDN, introduces us to More than a Quick Fix: Fasting Mimicking Diet has Long-Term Benefits. It’s only recently that the popularity of fasting has resurfaced among the health-conscious as a way to drop weight or kick-start some healthy new lifestyle habits. With the majority of Americans trying different forms of fasting, from intermittent fasting to time-restricted eating, and prolonged fasting diets, confusion can lead to questions that eventually end up in a doctor’s office.

Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHOM, PHD, presents Buddha Bowls A Healthy Hot Weather Treat. In addition, Gilbère offers several variations in the recipe as well as several serving suggestions. The article is followed by her new cookbook and video offer free to our readers.

Shawn Messonnier’s, DVM, continues this month with part 2 on Parvovirus. Commonly it affects young puppies. Certain breeds such as Doberman Pinschers, Rottweiler’s, Pit Bulls, and Labrador Retrievers may be more severely infected than others.

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Dear Readers,

Happy Father's Day

Welcome to the June 2019 issue of TotalHealthOnline Magazine.

Charles K. Bens, PhD, asks “Is Cholesterol The Cause Of Heart Disease?” Statin drugs do lower cholesterol, but it is very clear that they do not save many lives. And, this would seem to answer the question in the title of this article. The main cause is the presence of inflammation in the body. Inflammation can be caused by many factors including the following: nutrition, toxins, genetics, exercise, and stress. Read Dr. Ben’s recommendations on what you can do to protect your heart.

Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, RH(AHG), presents “Organic Foods: Are They Really Better?” Bruno explains the difference between non-organic and organic food, the farming, and the food production. The conclusion reached is yes—organic foods are more expensive but when you look at the big picture—if a person can afford the prices—the organic food is healthier for you, your family and the world environment. Thank you Gene for your take on the subject.

Smart Tips: Estrogen,” by Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS. If you are a follower of Dr. Gittleman you know she is a fan of flax seed. She explains the benefits to the body, how to prepare it and how to incorporate flax into your diet. Smart Fats are one of the top strategies for natural hormone therapy. You will not be disappointed with her sharing her expertise with you.

Sherrill Sellman, ND, reports on skin care in “Yes, You Can Create Youthful Skin at Any Age.” Many skin and personal care products contain many of the 10,500 toxic chemical ingredients that have been known to cause inflammation, free radical damage and aging to the skin. Become an educated consumer and choose only the purest products. It sounds familiar to other articles in this issue. A more youthful appearance is possible for all of us. Nourishing our skin with an organic diet, adequate water intake, plenty of rejuvenating sleep, regular exercise and daily de-stressing strategies are the foundation for healthy skin.

Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHom, PhD, contributes “Crust-Less Zucchini Spinach Quiche.” In addition Gilbère offers several variations in the recipe as well as several serving suggestions. The article is followed by her new cookbook and video offer free to our readers.

Shawn Messonnier’s, DVM, topic this month is "Parvovirus in Pets". Commonly it affects young puppies. Certain breeds such as Doberman Pinschers, Rottweiler’s, Pit Bulls, and Labrador Retrievers may be more severely infected than others.

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Dear Readers,

Happy Mother's Day

Welcome to the May 2019 issue of TotalHealthOnline Magazine.

Charles K. Bens, PhD, in “Is Your Food Killing You?” describes how we got here to the current quality of our food supply and what we can do to improve our diet to have a healthy body. You can plant your own garden in pots or in the ground, shop at farmer’s markets, buy organic and read the labels on the foods at the grocery store where you purchase your groceries. Know what the listed ingredients are, what they mean for you and your family’s health. As Bens tells us it is the best way we can stay healthy, educate ourselves on what we eat. It’s the best for our health and in Bens’ opinion the best way to avoid the health care industry.

NaPCA: A Natural Moisturizing Factor For Dry Skin,” Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, RH(AHG), presents a primer in dry skin. The stratum corneum (SC) is the outermost layer of the skin, which is often thought of as just dead skin cells. The truth is the SC is a highly dynamic layer of cells that is essential to maintaining skin moisture. Describing the Stratum corneum Bruno uses an analogy of “bricks and mortar.” NaPCA/PCA is the most prevalent natural moisturizing factor in human skin. It promotes SC water binding capacity, allowing the SC to maintain liquid water against the drying action of the environment. NaPCA/PCA levels can decline with age, skin conditions like psoriasis, and even with washing with soap.

Jacob E. Teitelbaum, MD, offers “Cell Danger Response.” In addition to treating the biochemistry of many chronic illnesses and fibromyalgia with the SHINE Protocol, it is critical to understand that our brain and minds direct our immune system. So many of us have felt that we are under both physical attacks (e.g.—infections) along with being in a very unsafe physical and emotional environment. The latter is especially a concern in PTSD. Then our immune system ends up lashing out wildly and ineffectually at everything. This can trigger a host of autoimmune illnesses, fibromyalgia, and environmental sensitivities. So what to do? Read on for full information.

Hunger Hormones and Smart Fats,” brought to us by Ann Louise Gittleman’s, PhD, CNS. By decoding all of your body’s distress signals and making some simple diet and exercise changes, you can restore optimal health while speeding up metabolism, overcoming stress and banishing hunger. Smart Fats are one of the top strategies for natural hormone therapy.

Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHom, PhD, contributes “The Health Benefits Of Eating Chicken And Cilantro.” In addition to family history on cilantro, Dr. Gloria includes the nutrition value of chicken breast with her recipe of cilantro chicken. The article is followed by her new cookbook and video free offer to readers.

Shawn Messonnier’s, DVM, topic this month is “Garlic Use In Pets.” Yes, garlic is beneficial to pets. If you don’t have a pet you may still have a smile when you see who is a chef in the kitchen. Avoid the onions for dogs.

Thank you to our authors, readers, and advertisers. You make TotalHealthOnline possible.

Best in health,

TWIP—The Wellness Imperative People

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the April 2019 issue of TotalHealth Magazine.

This month Media Review features “The Backyard Herbal Apothecary, Effective Medicinal Remedies Using Commonly Found Herbs And Plants,” by Devon Young. This will be of interest to all from the serious herbalist to the individual wondering what those weeds are that live along the highway to the unidentified plants that may live in your yard.

Truth is told in “Is Coffee A Health Drink,” by Charles K. Bens, PhD. As you may have guessed it does take moderation into account. However, after reading Bens’ article this month you’ll go beyond giving it a second thought as you drink your next cup of Joe.

Solubilized Keratin For Improving Hair Growth and Appearance, While Reducing Hair Loss,” Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, RH(AHG), it’s a popular topic for many of us. First, you’ll learn a few facts about hair, and its structure. Followed with a discussion on a combination of nutraceuticals that have been clinically demonstrated to improve hair growth and quality.

Hunger Hormones and Smart Fats,” Ann Louise Gittleman’s, PhD, CNS, focus is on several hormones (Ghrelin, Leptin) that you may not be very familiar with. Gittleman explains the how, why, and where of the two and how they affect your hunger hormone CCK. Included you’ll hear the familiar “don’t skip breakfast.” Prepare to read how the body addresses different issues during your hours of sleep—starting with the best sleep being before midnight.

Jacob E. Teitelbaum, MD, offers “A Beginner’s Guide To Central Sensitization Pain.” Here’s a very simple overview. Pain is the body’s way of saying that something needs attention. He makes a good analogy saying, a gardener struggles with weeds in his garden to the point of becoming manic—pain is the body’s way of saying attention is needed. Dr. T. offers a half dozen medications for the pain. Fibromyalgia pain is central sensitization, although this is just one of seven key types of fibromyalgia pain.

Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHom, PhD, contributes “Dr. Gloria’s Chocolate Mousse Recipe With A Twist!” Another of Gilbère’s fabulous recipes from her test kitchen in Ecuador. In addition to this great recipe Gilbère offers readers an opportunity to download a free copy of her 40+ page recipe sampler “The Anti-Inflammation Advantage,” her new Anti-inflammation cookbook and cooking classes in its first season see the announcement following the article.

Pearl powder is not well known today for dental health. But pearl has been used for dental health going back thousands of years to the Mayans, Cleopatra, and Chinese royal families. Dr. Rulin XIU tells us a little bit of the history behind pearl powder and the much more recent history of the science proving it works in "Ancient Royal Tooth and Gum Care Secret Finds Scientific Proof."

Shawn Messonnier’s, DVM, topic this month is “For Pets With Asthma.” Discussed are Ephedra, Coltsfoot, Lobelia, and Feverfew. Their therapeutic uses and safety concerns are included, as always Dr. Shawn’s suggestion is to always consult with your vet before giving your pet supplements and or medications.

Best in health,

TWIP—The Wellness Imperative People

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the March 2019 issue of TotalHealth Magazine.

Charles K. Bens, PhD, in “The Biochemistry Of Smoking: Helping the Brain To Live Without Nicotine” gives us an explanation on the effects of nicotine on the brain, showing why it is so difficult to quit smoking. Bens goes on with his experience with several individuals who were able to change their lifestyle through diet and exercise, and lead healthy lives. This is not to say one shouldn’t quit smoking but changing one’s lifestyle is a big influence on one’s health.

In “Lutein & Zeaxanthin: Protectors for Your Children,” Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, RH(AHG), enlightens readers on blue light, especially from digital devices. It has the potential to damage retinal tissue and cause a variety of eye-related problems, including eye strain, eye fatigue, headache, visual impairment, psychological stress and poor sleep quality. This is particularly true in children since their eyes absorb more blue light than adults.

How Smart Fats Reset Your Hunger Hormones,” Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, focus is on Adiponectin; a real hormone game changer that you may not be very familiar with. It is a big player in firing up belly fat burn and is known as the body’s “fat burning torch.” This special super hormone that flips your body’s fat burning switch is already circulating in your bloodstream because it is made in your fat cells. Adiponectin is balanced by monounsaturated omega-rich foods and oils as: olives and olive oil, avocados and avocado oil, and macadamias and macadamia nut oil.

Jacob E. Teitelbaum, MD, offers “X-Rays Meaningless for Arthritis and Back Pain?” We’ve known for decades that spinal X-Rays, MRIs and CT scans add very little information about back pain. They most often DON’T tell doctors whether the pain is coming from the spine or from disc, arthritic or bone disease. (Though they MAY reveal if the problem can be fixed with a chiropractic adjustment.)

Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHom, PhD, contributes “One Dish Baked Caprese Chicken.” Another of Gilbère’s fabulous recipes from her test kitchen in Ecuador. In addition to this recipe Gilbère offers two recipes to use for leftovers. Included is background on the health benefits of organic chicken.

Shawn Messonnier’s, DVM, topic this month is “Pinellia Combination in Pets.” Pinellia combination is a Chinese herbal mix. This formula contains ginseng, ginger, jujube, Coptis and Scute, along with pinellia, and is for vomiting in pets. Because of the Chinese diagnosis and classification of diseases, the ingredients in each formula may vary. Individual Chinese pharmacists include herbs in their tented formulas based upon their experience. However, they can compound formulas to the needs of an individual pet.

Best in health,

TWIP—The Wellness Imperative People

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the February 2019 issue of TotalHealthOnline Magazine. We wish everyone a Happy Valentines Day.

Charles K. Bens, PhD, in “Changing Your Age Equation” gives us a heads up with general strategies and to be adjusted based on factors such as age, sex, general health, metabolism, genetics and income. We all can only do the best that we can given our personal circumstances. Bens is clear on there being no excuse for not paying attention to the scientific facts that are included in this article.

Stress Hormone #2—Insulin,” by Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS. Long-time weight loss, detox, and anti-aging expert alerts us that insulin is the one hormone that you have the most control over. It is controlled primarily by what you put in your mouth. All foods trigger a hormonal response. Gittleman shares details on how excess production of insulin can result in too much blood sugar being stored as fat, interfering with weight loss efforts. Another reminder on the influence of stress on the body.

Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, in “An Overview of Vitamin C.” This is one vitamin the human body is unable to make. The source of vitamin C is your diet and supplements. Broccoli and potatoes (not French fries) in addition to orange juice and grapefruit juice are good sources. There are some exceptions based on prescriptions you may be taking. Bruno also discuses dosages of supplements and where there may be restrictions. We always recommend consulting with your healthcare provider.

BEMER For Circulation Health,” by Ross Pelton, RPh, CCN, recommends and discusses a product, which helps blood circulation, including even the tiniest vessels in the body. BEMER stands for Bio-Electro-Magnetic Energy Regulation. BEMER Pro is an FDA-approved Class 1 medical device that dramatically improves circulation to micro-capillaries throughout the body. BEMER is not a “therapy” for any disease or health condition. However, many functions in the body start to improve when cells receive more oxygen, more nutrients and generate more energy.

Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHom, PhD, offers “Menestra de Lentejas (Lentil Stew).” Another of Gilbère’s fabulous recipes from her test kitchen in Ecuador. “If you visit this unforgettable country (my new chosen homeland) of amazing people, spectacular scenery, celebratory festivals, diverse music, and colorful ancient customs, the one thing you’ll find everywhere is the national dish—menestra.” Menestra is made with lentils, you may also see it with chickpeas, red or pinto beans, it can be made with or without meat for vegetarians.

Shawn Messonnier’s, DVM, topic this month is “Liver Disease in Pets.” Beginning with, “liver disease is the catch-all term that is applied to any medical disorder affecting the liver and usually causing elevated blood levels of liver enzymes. It can be divided into both acute and chronic disease.” Read on for a thorough discussion of liver disease in pets. Thanks to you our readers, the authors and advertisers.

Best in health,

TWIP—The Wellness Imperative People

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the January 2019 issue of TotalHealth Magazine. We wish everyone a Healthy Happy New Year and peace the world over.

Charles K. Bens, PhD, “Do You Believe Alzheimer’s Disease Is Preventable And Reversible?” Bens reports that (of the participants) ninety percent of patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s were able to reverse their symptoms significantly using a protocol very similar to the one contained in this comprehensive article. This includes being able to return to work and see improvement in all tests used to detect dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Two years later these people showed continuous improvement even though many had reduced their use of many of the elements in the protocol.

Smarten Up This New Year By Training Your Brain,” by Daryl Jones, PhD. This is a timely article as we bring in the New Year with our New Year resolutions. The difference between Dr. Jones and the majority of us is that he turned his failed resolution into success. Jones is a top rated neuroscientist. “The beautiful thing is, if you begin with exercise, you’ll soon start to see that your diet also improves as your cravings change, and with improvements in fitness and diet, your sleep improves too. It’s kind of like a three for one deal.” Read his article it is an inspiration for all and will benefit your brain.

Why Bitter Foods Equal Better Weight Loss,” by Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS. Long-time weight loss, detox, and anti-aging expert shares information from her new book “Radical Metabolism.” This article discusses what bitter foods are and their place in human anatomy. Coffee lovers will be thrilled with Gittleman’s article—she does recommend moderation.

Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, in “An Introduction To Hemp, CBD & Phytocannabinoids.” It gives readers a primer on the definition, the difference between the three, how they are grown, manufactured, and the medical benefits available. We all need to be educated on the subject.

We don’t often have two articles so close in a subject by two of our respected authors. “Marijuana And CBD Oil For Pain, A Powerful New Tool,” by Jacob Teitelbaum, MD gives us a doctor’s view of the benefits for patients in pain and beyond. Editorial note: Think of the possibility of solving the opioid crisis.

Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHom, PhD, offers “The Protein Perfect Veggie Pattie.” These patties are baked rather than fried but you can fry them, just make sure it’s a healthy oil like coconut or avocado for best health benefits and flavor. The ingredients include lentils which are used almost daily by South Americans in their cuisine.

Shawn Messonnier, DVM, this month brings us “Ringworm In Pets.” Puppies and kittens have the most susceptibility to having ringworm. The disease is highly contagious between pets and may be easily transmitted between infected pets and their owners. Owners should note that most cases of ringworm in people are not caused by exposure to pets, however.

Thanks to you our readers, the authors and advertisers who have all supported TotalHealth during the 2018 year.

Best in health,

TWIP—The Wellness Imperative People

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the December 2018 issue of TotalHealth Magazine.

Charles K. Bens, PhD, “NAD—The Superstar For Cellular Healing.” Bens educates us on the role of NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) a form of vitamin B acting as an enzyme that has been proven to be a key nutrient in preventing and reversing the cellular damage in the human body. Bens has includes several graphics, which helps to explain the role of NAD. And informs us of what symptoms may be involved if you have this deficiency.

My New Plan To Reset Your Metabolism In Just 4 Days,” by Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS. Long-time weight loss, detox, and anti-aging expert shares some of the accolades received from readers of her new book “Radical Metabolism.” Many pleased readers have taken action based on the book.

Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, “The Natural Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis.” If you are looking to reduce pain and promote healthy joints in those suffering from RA, Bruno has suggestions of natural supplements that may help lessen RA symptoms. O3FA (omega-3 fatty acids), Valerian and California poppy may help promote sleep and pain relief for arthritis sufferers. He suggests that the concurrent use of all of these natural substances may yield a better result than any one individually.

Amy Shah, MD, contributes “OTC Pain Medication Mistakes And Cleaner Options.” This article is for all of us current and future shoppers at the over-the-counter medicine aisle. It can be summarized as a wake-up call to read the labels, know what all the ingredients are and how they may affect you whether combining with prescription drugs. Shaw advises all to talk to our pharmacist and consult with our doctors.

Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHom, PhD, offers “Traditional Holiday Drinks From Ecuador, Colombia And Peru.” With the traditional holiday drinks recipes from Ecuador, Colombia, and Peru, Gilbère gives us a snapshot of what you might expect to experience when traveling to those South American countries during the holiday season. Gilbère suggests adapting the ingredients to fit our own holiday traditions.

Shawn Messonnier, DVM, this month brings us Part 3 of “Arthritis In Pets.” The focus is on acupuncture. Our resident vet presents all the types of this therapy: Laser therapy, Aquapuncture, Implantation, Electroacupuncture, Moxibustion, and Acupressure. If your pet is showing signs of arthritis you’ll find this third in the series of value.

Thanks to you our readers, the authors and advertisers who have all supported TotalHealth during the 2018 year. We wish all a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season!

Best in health,

TWIP—The Wellness Imperative People

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the November 2018 issue of TotalHealth Magazine.

Charles K. Bens, PhD, "How Do Genes Influence Our Health?" Bens shares with us information on how we don't inheirt diseases like cancer and others—we inheirt a genetic predisposition. Many environmental factors are controllable, such as what we eat and drink, and other lifestyle factors, such as alcohol or tobacco consumption. Bens includes a list that illustrates most of the factors that can influence genetic expression.

"The 5 Radical Rules For Healthy Weight Loss," by Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS. Long-time weight loss, detox, and anti-aging expert continues to write on the nutritional landscape. If you have an over 40 sluggish metabolism or a thyroid issue, then follow these 5 Radical Rules to lose weight and feel great! In new book "Radical Metabolism," Ann Louise shares with readers how to be successful on this plan.

Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, "Premenstrual Syndrome: Nutraceutical Relief." Twenty to 50 percent of all women are believed to experience at least one symptom of PMS regularly; only five percent of these women are estimated to have symptoms severe enough to interfere with normal activity. Whether a woman is in the 50 percent or the five percent Bruno gives us a number of nutraceuticals which have been found to be helpful.

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, "Recovering From Fibromyalgia—Am I Crazy?" Having worked with thousands of severely ill patients over the last thirty-five years, I have found there are three steps that will leave you feeling happy, no matter how ill you are: 1. Be authentic with your feelings. 2. Make life a "no-fault" system. 3. Learn to keep your attention on what feels good. Read on for a detailed explanation of the three steps and more information on CFS and Fibromyalgia.

Sherrill Sellman, ND reports "How To Choose The Most Effective CBD Hemp Extracts." Sellman says "I am always searching for the very best products to recommend to my patients. For the past year, I have been researching all aspects of the Hemp Extract story." Sellman includes information on the health conditions this product may be helpful in treating, how it is grown and harvested.

Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHom, PhD, presents "Colorful Holiday Beet Salad Recipe Extraordinaire!" This Beet and Red Grape salad recipe is sure to be a winner during the holidays and beyond. Be sure to read the options, this salad is so versatile you can make it with your own signature. The extensive list of the health benefits of beets is included.

Shawn Messonnier, DVM, this month brings us Part 2 of "Arthritis In Pets." The focus is on Glucosamine and Chondroitin constitute the major GAGs in the joint cartilage: glycosaminoglycans serve as major components of articular cartilage. If your pet is showing signs of arthritis you'll find this series helpful.

Thanks to all the authors who make TotalHealth possible.

Best in health,

TWIP—The Wellness Imperative People

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the Octobe 2018 issue of TotalHealth Magazine.

We would like to dedicate this issue to one of our long-time contributors, Dallas Clouatre. We are saddened to tell you of the passing of this brilliant man. Jarrow Rogovin, Founder of Jarrow Formulas one of the companies Dallas worked with has generously given us an obituary honoring him, it can be found on page 5. Dallas is greatly missed.

Charles K. Bens, PhD, "Eradicating Breast Cancer." Bens shares with us how we can focus on prevention and reversing this terrible disease. Breast cancer is the second most deadly cancer after lung cancer for women.

"Thermography for Breast Health" by Hillary Smith, DC, DHM, CCT explains "Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (or DITI) uses a special very sensitive infrared camera to capture images related to the heat coming off the body. It is completely safe, as it is not putting anything into the person." Read on.

Ken Redcross, MD gives us a head's up on "Your Survival Guide to Flu Season." In addition to excellent recommendations for preventing the flu, and preparing yourself and your family for flu season, Dr. Redcross explains how you can reduce flu symptoms and shorten the experience. Now is the time to arm yourself and your medicine cabinet...don't wait until flu season is in full swing.

"Radical Metabolism—Eating Healthy While Saving" by Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS. Long-time weight loss, detox, and anti-aging expert, Ann Louise has been changing the nutritional landscape for decades. In this excerpt from her new book Radical Metabolism, Ann Louise shares with readers her Top 10 Tips to keep this plan within your budget and save on time.

Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, "The 3 Dietary Supplements Everyone Should Be Taking." This includes a multivitamin, vitamin D and omega fatty acids. At length, Bruno explains the benefits of all three of these supplements for the body. It is a well-documented article on your body's needs and uses of these supplements.

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, "Getting Rid of Nighttime Acid Reflux" is the final part of the four-part series on night sweats. Teitelbaum's focus is on acid reflux. If you have never suffered with it perhaps you know someone who has and you can share this article with. There are suggestions on dealing with it by raising the head of your bed. Also a recipe you can make to help acid reflux.

Sherrill Sellman, ND reports "according to the American Heart Association's Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics–2018 Update published in the journal Circulation, nearly half of American adults are in this risk category." Sellman includes information on 120/LifeTM a new drink that is formulated with natural ingredients to effectively lower blood pressure.

Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHom, PhD, presents "Roasted Parmesan Cabbage Recipe," includes another healthy recipe accompanied by detailed information on the health benefits of cabbage. It may surprise you.

Shawn Messonnier, DVM, this month focus is on "Arthritis In Pets." Dogs are more susceptible than cats and large dogs more so than smaller breeds.

Thanks to all the authors who make TotalHealth possible.

Best in health,

TWIP—The Wellness Imperative People

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the September 2018 issue of TotalHealth Magazine.

Charles K. Bens, PhD, "Key Nutrients to Prevent and Reverse Chronic Illness." There are no scientific studies that say it is possible to obtain all of our nutritional needs from the food we eat. There are over 20,000 studies that prove the value of the Mediterranean Diet, combined with nutritional supplements, for the prevention and reversal of most chronic diseases. Bens supplies us with twenty-two illnesses and includes the supplements recommended to treat and prevent those illnesses.

"Rewriting the Rules of Nutrition," by Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS. A Long-time weight loss, detox, and anti-aging expert Ann Louise has been changing the nutritional landscape for decades. True to form, with this excerpt from her new book Radical Metabolism, Ann Louise unveils groundbreaking science about why the latest diet trends do not work for everyone—especially if you have a "toxic metabolism."

Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, "Cod Liver Oil & Pro-resolving Mediators: The Inflammation & Beauty Connection." The primary reason Bruno is reporting on Cod Liver has to do with inflammation. Chronic inflammation can be more destructive than beneficial and is a major component in many human diseases. Higher intakes of red and processed meats, sweets, desserts, French fries, and refined grains are associated with experiencing more inflammation.

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, reports in "Night Sweats-Candida/Fungal Overgrowth" This is part three of a four-part series on night sweats. Night Sweats are very common in fibromyalgia, and even in the general population. In two recent articles we talked about the role of reproductive and adrenal hormone deficiencies. In this article Teitelbaum talks about another very common problem triggering night sweats—infections, and how to deal with them.

Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHom, PhD, a change of pace from the healthy nightshade free recipes Dr. G. presents "Jicama, Exotic And Exciting Nightshade Vegetable". Jicama spuds are part of the nightshade family, a group of vegetables that contain alkaloids, which have an impact on nerve-muscle function, joint function and digestive function—accelerating an existing inflammatory condition. Read on for preparing, storing and Jicama use.

Shawn Messonnier, DVM, this month focus is on "Chromium Use For Pets With Diabetes." Chromium is a trace mineral in the body and it plays a role in maintaining good health. Some researchers believe inadequate intake of chromium may be one of the causes for the rising rates of adult-onset diabetes.

Thanks to all the authors who make TotalHealth possible.

Best in health,

TWIP—The Wellness Imperative People

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the August 2018 issue of TotalHealth Magazine.

Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, in this article addresses the clinical research that has been conducted on supplementation with L-lysine—with a focus on its anti-Herpes virus effects. With a review of L-lysine's biological functions in our bodies.

Media Review is on the book "Radical Metabolism," by Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS. Long-time weight loss, detox, and anti-aging expert Ann Louise Gittleman has been changing the nutritional landscape for decades, busting myths and paving the trail to health and wellness. True to form, in her upcoming book Ann Louise unveils groundbreaking science about why the latest diet trends do not work for everyone—especially if you have a "toxic metabolism."

Kenneth J. McLeod, PhD and Eric Dohner, MD present "Protecting Yourself From Dementia." The dominant risk factor for dementia is advancing age, unfortunately, no one knows how to reverse aging. However, the second most important risk factor is poor circulation, and this is something you can easily correct.

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, reports in "Are Adrenal Problems Causing Your Night Sweats?" This is part two of a four-part series on night sweats. Teitelbaum's focus is on chronic stress causing adrenal fatigue and low blood sugar levels, which then triggers anxiety and fatigue, and then results in even more stress. It's a vicious cycle that can spiral your health downward. Read on to learn how to stop this cycle.

Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, continues her Smart Fats Series "How Smart Fats Reset Stress Hormones." We quote, "Stress really does a number on your body. The sad thing is that stress, no matter where it comes from, will have the same detrimental biochemical effect—a spike in cortisol, your body's premier fat storage hormone." Gittleman includes twelve things you can do to address and help your cortisol levels become and stay healthy.

Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHom, PhD, presents, "Tostadas—Deliciously Unique." You'll find several varieties of tostadas on preparation and several suggestions for accompaniments for you to try. Always healthy recipes from Dr. G. and nightshade free for those who avoid the nightshades.

Shawn Messonnier, DVM, this month on "Intestinal Parasites In Pets." Parasites can be present without clinical signs, and because the parasites can be transmitted to other pets and people, regular fecal examinations (at least twice yearly) are recommended by most veterinarians and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Thanks to all the authors who make TotalHealth possible.

Best in health,

TWIP—The Wellness Imperative People

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the July 2018 issue of TotalHealth Magazine Online.

This July issue 2018 celebrates the Fourth of July and the USA—United We Stand. Let our voices be heard at the voting booth and in the meantime treat others with kindness. Good for our health.

This issue begins with Charles K. Bens, PhD, "Drug Resistant Germs, A Real Threat," educates us on what natural medicine has for you to use to conquer the bad viruses.

Dallas Clouatre, PhD, provides information on a natural therapy many of us are not yet familiar with: Shilajit, Fulvic, And Humic Acids. "Shilajit typically is a blackish brown rock exudate that contains fulvic and humic acids (up to 85 percent of the total weight) along with a number of non-humic components, including local plant metabolites." Other names include "mineral pitch" and "moomio." Revered in the Indian Ayurvedic tradition," it is found exuding from rock fissures in the mountains of Asia. Most often it is found in the Himalayan foothills.

Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, discusses, "GABA, Apocynum Venetum, Ashwagandha, And Lutein/Zeaxanthin For Healthy Sleep." These natural remedies have shown promising results for promoting healthy sleep, but without the side effects of many of the pharmaceutical brands prescribed today. It is unwise to stop the prescription medications without the guidance of a healthcare professional.

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD begins a four-part series on "Night Sweats—No Sweat." Taking a look at the causes and the remedies on how to address them. Don't be surprised if more than one underlying process is contributing.

Shawn Messonnier, DVM, focuses this month on, "Treating Feline Leukemia." What causes this condition and the treatment available to treat cats.

Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHom, PhD, presents "French Fry Nightshade-FREE Alternatives." Those photos alone will make your mouth water and inspire you to purchase the ingredients on your next trip to the grocery store.

Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, continues her Smart Fats Series with "Omega-7 And Butter," for all of us struggling to take off weight. Gittleman's expert experience will be of interest. And there will be no question of what you purchase in the future.

Thanks to all the authors who make TotalHealthOnline possible.

Happy 4th!

Best in health,

TWIP—The Wellness Imperative People

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the June 2018 issue of TotalHealth Magazine Online.

Charles K. Bens, PhD, "The Critical Role Of Enzymes in Digestion," explains the importance of enzymes, how they work and the benefits.

Routine is easy for all of us to fall into and Dallas Clouatre, PhD, addresses how this relates to our American diet in "Nutrients And Combinations: Fit For Purpose?" He provides us with a list by color of a wide variety of foods, many veggies and how they may impove our health—if we just expand our diet choices.

Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, presents, "Resveratrol: A Research Review," thoroughly researched and reported on the extensive value of this supplement its effectiveness for inflammation, immune health, breast cancer prevention, muscle health, cognitive health, weight loss, blood sugar/insulin resistance, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and more.

Jacob Teitelbaum MD, reports in "Infertility Treatment Protocol" on numerous things for couples wanting to become pregnant—increasingly common problem for many couples; another thoroughly researched and referenced topic.

Shawn Messonnier, DVM, this month on, "Alfalfa, ACA, Arginine and Astragalus." Little known herbs beneficial for use with man's best friends.

Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHom, PhD, presents "Enchiladas—Zucchini And Tortilla." Those photos alone will make your mouth water and inspire you to purchase the ingredients on your next trip to the grocery store.

Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, continues her Smart Fats Series with "Smart Tips: GLA—The Fat Burning Multitasker," for all of us struggling to take off weight. Gittleman's expert experience will be of interest.

Thanks to all the authors who make TotalHealth Online possible.

Happy Father's Day!

Best in health,

TWIP The Wellness Imperative People

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the May 2018 issue of TotalHealth Magazine Online.

Dallas Clouatre, PhD in last month's issue there was a review of the state of caloric restriction/ fasting and ketogenic diets today. However, many readers may have little interest in either caloric restriction or ketogenic diets as lifestyle choices. In this May issue "Sports Supplements For Better Metabolic Flexibility and Performance." Clouatre states, "For most of us, the issue is whether a moderate change in diet accompanied by a judicious utilization of special foods and dietary supplements can achieve the goals usually associated with caloric restriction, fasting and ketogenic diets." Read on for this discussion.

Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, presents, "Collagen Peptides for Promoting Youthful Skin & Reducing Cellulite," as in who couldn't do with a few less winkles. Bruno explains his topic selection: "However, not all collagen products are created equal. While I will not discuss any specific brands of collagen in this article, I will discuss a specific trademarked collagen peptide that may be found in multiple dietary brands. I'm writing about it because I'm impressed by the human clinical research that has been conducted on this particular collagen material."

Media Review is on the book "FOOD What the Heck Should I Eat," by Mark Hyman, MD. The review, "Food: Bacon Good—Oatmeal Bad," is written by retired cardiologist, David Mokotoff. He discusses his pros and cons based on his thirty plus years in the cardiology field of medicine.

Jacob Teitelbaum MD reports in "Diabetes Is Optional" that it is an increasingly common problem. In countries with non-westernized diets, diabetes is essentially unheard of—until the diet changes to high sugar and low fiber. Because of this, diabetes is largely a disease caused by our "modern" diet. It is now estimated that one third of adults will get adult onset diabetes.

Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, continues her Smart Fats Series with "Smart Tips: Boost Metabolism and Heal Your Thyroid." The focus is on twelve things you can do to address and help your thyroid become and stay healthy.

Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHom, PhD, presents "Dress Up Salads, Casseroles, Fruit." You'll find several varieties of salad dressing to add to your recipe collection. Includes ingredients you have seen at the supermarket but maybe never purchased because you weren't sure how to use them.

Charles K. Bens, PhD, "Prescription Meds Steal Your Nutrients," reports on many prescription drugs that may have a negative effect on your health.

Shawn Messonnier, DVM, this month on, "Black And Green Tea For Cancer Prevention In Pets." A discussion many of us have never dreamed we would have. Coincidentally this information is good for all of us—even if you don't have an animal friend.

Best in health,

TWIP The Wellness Imperative People

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