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Gluten - Whole Grain or Health Drain? by Dr. Peggy DeLong, N.D.

Okay, I admit it. I am that annoying person at parties and restaurants interrogating the host, server or chef about the specific ingredient list for everything I have on my plate. I am gluten-free.

If you haven’t heard of gluten or the potential health benefits of a gluten-free diet, consider yourself one of the precious few. Every day there are reports about the dangers of gluten on all avenues of media, from the morning news, to articles in magazines, newspapers and on the Internet. Wheat Belly by William Davis, M.D. is a #1 New York Times Best Seller, as is Grain Brain by David Perlmutter, M.D.; both books discuss all of the potential health issues you risk each time you take a bite of any food containing gluten. If you aren’t gluten-free, you have likely heard about “going gluten free” from a friend or family member, or know someone who has or is currently following a gluten-free diet. So, what is the deal with gluten and is it really the health-sucking villain it’s made out to be?

(Un)Fortunately, I have quite a bit of experience when it comes to gluten, on both a personal and professional level. I have Celiac Disease (CD) and have dealt with the annoyances of following a strict gluten-free diet long before it became popular to do so. It is my hope that after reading this article, you will not only have an understanding of what gluten is, but also know whether following a gluten-free diet could be beneficial for you or someone you know.

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IV Curcumin by Dr Jessica Siani

At Newport Integrative Health we are pleased to report we have recently initiated treatments using Curcumin Intravenous (IV) therapy for patients. IV therapy is the infusion of liquid substances directly into the vein. Clinical trials in humans have indicated that the systemic bioavailability of orally administered curcumin is relatively low. In order to provide our patients with the full benefits of this active substance the we are now providing curcumin in this intravenous preparation. This method bypasses the stomach, so 100% of it is absorbed, allowing it to work more efficiently and more immediately.

What is Curcumin?


Curcumin is an active ingredient extracted from turmeric, a spice that is a mainstay in Indian cooking. Historically, eastern medicine has relied upon this herb as an anti-inflammatory to treat arthritis, muscle pain, joint pain, and digestive and liver disorders. Modern research has finally caught up with traditional medicine discovering that curcumin is indeed everything that ancient traditional healers understood and more.

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Daily Detox by Dr Jessica Siani

In the last 50 years our environment has become increasingly more polluted. Tens of thousands of toxic chemicals are introduced into our environment daily, resulting in a greater human and animal toxic burden than ever before. No matter how carefully we are living our lives we all have some level of exposure. Add to this the use of alcohol, tobacco, prescription and non-prescription drugs, pesticides and the typical American diet high in fats and sugars, and it is no surprise that chronic diseases are on the rise as our bodies are faced with the never ending challenge of eliminating these substances.

We come in contact with environmental pollutants by means of ingestion, inhalation and absorption through the skin on a regular basis through food, water, air, cosmetics, and other sources. There are many symptoms commonly linked to toxicity with headache, skin rashes, mood changes, hormonal imbalance, joint pain and fatigue being some of the most common.  Link to the Full Detox Article 10 Day Detox Instructions

Events

Vaccine Workshop by Dr Barrett
Date/Time: to be announced
Location: Granola Babies, 3315 Hyland Avenue, Suite B in Costa Mesa CA.

Vaccines - a balanced discussion.  Join us for an evening talk with Dr Barrett on the pros and cons of vaccines.  The discussion will include a description of each vaccine what it protects against and who is at risk for each disease.  We will discuss customized schedules, pre and post vaccine treatment plans and disease prevention for unvaccinated children.  The goal is to inform parents who can then make informed decisions.  The talk will be followed with time for questions and answers.
$15 Fee Reginster online through www.granolababies.com

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