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NAET: A Natural Therapy for Food and Environmental Sensitivities and Allergies

Environmental and food allergies or sensitivities have become increasingly more common which can potentially lead to many chronic illnesses if not treated properly. Often times physical or emotional stress, poor nutrition or an overexposure to a toxic pesticide or chemical can trigger a chain reaction of immune difficulties.  A person can become allergic or sensitive to anything: foods, herbs, vitamins, minerals, drinking water, chemicals, jewelry, clothing, paint, pollen, pets, grasses and even other people!  Symptoms can range from mildly annoying to completely debilitating, requiring over the counter or prescription drugs and injections to manage the symptoms.

Luckily there is hope for people suffering from occasional, seasonal and even daily allergies, whether they are known or unknown.  In fact, many sensitivities or allergies remain unknown to most people, even though they may suffer with them daily. With NAET, allergies and sensitivities are viewed simply as imbalances in the energetic system of the body as determined by Oriental Medicine theory and principles, and are healed with a melding of various medical disciplines including acupuncture, chiropractic, kinesiology and nutrition. Treatments can be weekly or bi-weekly, are painless and in most cases very relaxing.  Depending on the number of allergens or sensitivities a person may have, a series of 12 to 24 treatments can bring life changing results by dramatically decreasing or even eliminating symptoms completely. Sometimes more treatments are necessary to reach a full remission of symptoms.

An example of an ‘unknown’ allergy may be a sensitivity to B complex vitamins.  B vitamins, either in supplement form or naturally occurring in foods, are necessary for many metabolic functions within the body, so an allergy to those nutrients may lead to a deficiency or malabsorption of the nutrients.  Symptoms of B vitamin allergy include: acne, smoking, addiction to caffeine, eczema, insomnia, mood swings and headaches.  Once a person is cleared of the sensitivity, they may notice those symptoms subside, giving them a better quality of life.  An example of a ‘known’ allergy may be a sensitivity to grass. Once the person is cleared of the energetic imbalance, the immune system no longer recognizes grass as an ‘invader’ that needs to be attacked, thereby relieving the person of the runny nose, itchy eyes and sore throat.

Other allergies or sensitivities that may also cause health issues may include sensitivities to certain types of environmental conditions such as cold, or damp cold, and heat or damp heat and also wind and sounds.  A sensitivity to ‘damp heat’ may lead to symptoms such as insomnia, itching, shortness of breath, depression and panic attacks, restlessness, swollen feet and weight gain.  A sensitivity to air conditioning may lead to symptoms such as asthma, cough, dry or runny nose, nervousness, cold flushes and indigestion.   Clearing a sensitivity or allergy to environmental factors can greatly improve a person’s well-being and ability to enjoy everyday life.

Food and environmental allergies may also manifest as pain in the body.  Often, debilitating pain is inappropriately attributed to a previous injury, when in actuality, the body has developed an allergy or sensitivity which is causing the pain.  There are also instances where emotions can cause pain.  NAET can be a useful and effective tool for healing the root cause of many health issues whether they are physical, mental or emotional.

A typical NAET first visit will take about 1 hour.  All subsequent visits are approximately 30 minutes.  The patient must plan to avoid the substance for which they are being treated for 25 hours directly following the treatment.  Treatments are usually scheduled once per week, although there are instances when a person may be able to clear items more quickly and can schedule 2 visits per week to accelerate the healing journey.  Many people have noticed a complete elimination of their symptoms that do not return, even years later.

For more information on how NAET can help you overcome allergies and sensitivities, please call 407-328-6711.

Non-Native EMF’s: An Overlooked Environmental Toxin

Most of us are well aware of the growing toxic exposures in the environment in which we live. We know the value of decreasing exposures to household chemicals, heavy metals and pesticides in order to prevent disease or to experience a full recovery from a current illness or imbalance.  However, the least talked about yet most rapidly increasing toxic exposure in our environment comes as a side effect of our increased technological capabilities.

Non-native (artificial) microwave radiation now surrounds us at levels never before documented in our history.  The proliferation of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Smart phones and appliances, pads, pods, cell phone towers and every kind of wireless technology is beginning to have an effect on all living beings.  Negative effects of increased levels of non-native radiation include: insomnia, headaches, muscle and joint pain, depression, anxiety, irritability, short term memory problems, nausea, palpitations, sinus issues, itching, tinnitus, shortness of breath, digestive problems, hormonal imbalances, night sweats, altered sugar metabolism, nerve pain, eye pain, tingling and numbness, swollen lymph nodes, immune system deficiencies, enlarged thyroid, allergies and in extreme cases can lead to seizures, psychosis and stroke.

Symptoms that were once only seen in isolated populations such as military personnel and telecommunication employees are now becoming more widely distributed in the general population.  From a scientific standpoint, non-native, non-ionizing radiation has shown to have several detrimental effects on human and animal beings including:

  1. Creates an abnormal influx of calcium into cells which may initiate or aggravate allergic reactions, cause negative effects on heart rate and may cause damage to the hippocampus leading to memory problems.
  2. Initiates peroxynitrite generation and oxidative damage which can lead to systemic inflammation, hormone imbalances, cellular DNA damage and higher risk of cancer and other degenerative and systemic illnesses.
  3. Decreases the number of Natural Killer (NK) cells increasing possibilities for infection.
  4. Depolarizes the body’s red blood cells leading to hypoxia, nausea and dizziness.
  5. Alters the production of melatonin negatively affecting healthy sleep patterns and lowering the protective effects of this antioxidant and hormone.
  6. Reduces the levels of dopamine in the brain leading to depression and increased addictive or compulsive behavior and possibly Parkinson’s and other neurological disorders.
  7. Decreases levels of 5-HT (serotonin) which may lead to depression and anxiety.
  8. Reduces the levels of acetylcholine which may lead to neurological and neuromuscular disorders.
  9. Is a constant ‘subliminal stress’ which can increase the levels of cortisol. Excessive cortisol is often seen in obesity.

Although this a short list of the known and studied effects of long term or high level exposure to non-native microwave radiation, it gives a very clear picture of how many of us may indeed be affected by everyday exposures in the home, work or school environments.  We would do well to investigate the possibility that these exposures have either been a direct or partial cause, or have exacerbated our presenting health issues and concerns.  It is important to note that non-native microwave radiation has been officially labeled a Class 2B Carcinogen or ‘possible carcinogen’ by the World Health Organization (WHO) and there is currently an increasing world-wide petition by many scientists, researchers and physicians to reclassify the non-native radiation as a Class 1 or ‘known carcinogen’.

Steps can be taken to educate ourselves in order to more fully understand the effects of this overlooked environmental toxin.

  1. Limit exposure to Wi-Fi, cellphones, and other wireless technologies by turning devices off or keep them in ‘airplane mode’ when they are not in use. Connect via Ethernet (hardwire) as the preferred method of internet connection.  Use a landline and corded phone instead of a cell phone or cordless phone. Keep a safe distance from stronger wireless signals to reduce the impact of exposure. Do no wear a cell phone or other wireless device directly on your body.
  2. Remove all wireless devices and transmissions from the sleeping area at night.
  3. Be sure to have enough exposure to native radiation from the sun and from spending time in nature (grounding), away from electronics and wireless technology. Sunlight’s natural violet and red light wavelengths are proving to be very helpful in balancing the excessive ‘blue light’ exposures from screens, LED lights and non-native microwave radiation.
  4. Use appropriate shielding materials (paints, fabrics, films, etc.) to block or reduce radiation exposure from high level or direct / close proximity emissions.
  5. Consume high quality, nutrient dense foods with plenty of healthy lipids, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and take appropriate herbal preparations, when needed, to strengthen the body’s immune system.

There is a vast amount of information that we can acquire in order to further educate ourselves and make informed decisions regarding our safe use of technology.

For more information you may want to research the following studies and publications:

Nitric Oxide and Peroxynitrite in Health and Disease: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2248324/

 

The Pulse, the Electronic Age and Radiation: Early Detection by Dr. Leon Hammer, MD and Ross Rosen, L.Ac, 2009: https://wellspringofhealth.com/pulse-the-electronic-age-and-radiation-early-detection/

 

Evidence that Electromagnetic Radiation is Genotoxic: The Implications for the Epidemiology of Cancer and Cardiac, Neurological and Reproductive Effects by Dr. Neil Cherry, 2000. http://www.whale.to/b/cherry6.html

 

The BioInitiative Report 2012http://www.bioinitiative.org/

 

Dr. Kathy Veon, DOM, AP, CCN is a graduate of Florida College of Integrative Medicine in Orlando, Florida. She is a board certified Licensed Acupuncturist, Clinical Nutritionist and Doctor of Oriental Medicine and is currently serving as Vice Chair of the Florida Board of Acupuncture.  She holds a private practice in Lake Mary, Florida at Central Florida Preventive Medicine where she specializes in functional medicine, clinical nutrition, acupuncture, herbology, and helping her patients overcome chronic and debilitating illnesses through finding and correcting the root causes of disease.

Achieving A Healthy pH For Optimal Healing and Performance

Optimal pH: Healing and Performance

Normal and healthy blood pH is slightly alkaline at between 7.3 – 7.4, with the first morning urine measuring between 6.4 and 7.0. When the urine or saliva pH falls and stays in the acidic range (below 6.0), this reflects an overall acidic pH and the body does not heal properly, leading to injuries, pain, anxiety, depression, infection, and a host of other illnesses.

When you are chronically acidic:

  1. You leach minerals from the bone to buffer the acidic blood, leading to osteopenia / osteoporosis, bone spurs, soft tissue and joint disorders.
  2. You are more susceptible to heavy metal toxicity. Calcium lines the brush border cells of the gut to prevent absorption of heavy metals. Also, when you are acidic, you have lower levels of minerals available, free radicals increase, causing damage to the mitochondrial DNA.
  3. You have a lowered immune response. Bacteria and viruses flourish in an acidic environment, leading to chronic illness such as autoimmune issues and cancers.
  4. The cells of the body do not detox efficiently, leading to slow healing, slow recovery from exercise, chronic injury and degenerative disease.

There are three main organ and glands which MUST be functioning properly in order to maintain an optimal pH.

Kidneys – Regulate pH, blood pressure, salt and potassium levels, D3 for calcium utilization.  Exposure to environmental toxins, viral, bacterial or fungal infections, over the counter or prescription medications, and low back or tailbone injuries can suppress the function of the kidneys.

Parathyroid Gland – Maintains body’s calcium levels and thyroid function.  Exposure to pesticides, heavy metals, and radiation from x-rays or from cell phones, WiFi and other wireless technologies can damage the parathyroid gland and suppress its function.

Digestive System (Stomach, Large and Small Intestines) – Proper absorption of minerals and vitamins. The stomach MUST be acidic so the body can be alkaline!!  Acid reducing medications, chronic stress and age can be contributing factors in hypochlorhydria or low stomach acid.

Optimizing the function of these three organs / glands can make it much easier for the body to maintain a healthy pH, promote healing and healthy tissue and bone repair, ultimately increasing performance and overall health.

For a detailed plan on how you can heal and optimize your body’s performance and overall function, call the office at 407-328-6711 to schedule an appointment.

An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

The apple represents the natural nourishment through whole foods and natural medicine that can sustain our health on many levels. The seeds of the apple represent the seeds of wisdom and action planted each and every day for outstanding health tomorrow.

I want to provide you with all the ‘apples’ you need, so that you can heal now, and live healthy for life. It’s okay if you don’t need me anymore…..then I know our work together has been successful. Just be sure to tell your friends! 

 

Dr. Kathy Veon, DOM

For more information on Holistic Medicine and Nutrition in Orlando, Florida, please visit: www.cfpreventivemedicine.com

 

Wisdom for the Day for True Healing

 

Authentic health and healing come through authentic change ~~ not a ‘quick fix’. The chaos of illness will continue to find you until you become authentic with who you were created to be ~~ whole, healthy and living your unique purpose……on all levels of existence….physical, mental, and spiritual. When you become authentic, chaos will no longer be able to find you.

Being authentic takes courage. Not everyone who is offered the opportunity of healing will take it….that is a choice…..and that choice requires courage. The courage to let go, the courage to embrace change, the courage to expand your vision, the courage accept something better. Today and every day choose courage… choose to be authentic…..and watch the miracles happen!

What is Holistic Medicine? What are the Aspects of Healing?

What is Holistic Medicine?

Holistic medicine is a system of healthcare that emphasizes the need to look at the whole person, including analysis of physical, nutritional, environmental, emotional, social, spiritual, and lifestyle values. It requires a cooperative relationship among all involved, leading towards optimal attainment of the physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of health. Holistic medicine focuses on education and responsibility for personal efforts to achieve balance and well being.

Physical Aspect of Healing:

~ Support the entire body with nutritionally dense food, in its most natural state, and free of chemicals, hormones, additives or synthetic nutrients.

~ Hydrate with water free of chemicals (fluoride / chloride) and additives.

~ Use whole food supplements at therapeutic levels, for a season, to reverse damage at organ and gland level and to nourish and rebuild. Avoid use of synthetic nutrients.

~ Clear any remaining tissue damage from old physical traumas or scars (Cation Mudpack Therapy is very helpful)

Emotional / Mental Aspect of Healing:

~ Heal emotional issues. Unresolved emotional issues often manifest as physical disease. Let go of negative or destructive thoughts and relationships. EVOX Therapy and Emotional Repolarization Technique are very helpful tools for healing emotional trauma. Love yourself!! Real healing happens from the inside out…not the outside in!

~ Create a healthy environment in which to live and work.  Maintain good boundaries for yourself to honor yourself and others in this journey that is ‘Life’.  Be open to learning and growing from experiences.  Live more from ‘spirit’ instead of ‘ego’

Fact: The body, mind and spirit can heal themselves. The right environment must be provided for that to happen. It is a matter of choice…..a true gift to cherish.

For more information about Holistic Medicine in Orlando, Florida please visit:  www.CFPreventiveMedicine.com

Dr. Kathy Veon, DOM, AP, CCN
1540 International Pkwy., #2000
Lake Mary, FL 32746
407-328-6711

A Few Secrets for Maintaining Good Health

Optimize Digestion and Balance pH Levels

As we age, or consume a high amount of cooked or processed foods, our digestion becomes sluggish.  Many people are misdiagnosed as having acid reflux and given an acid inhibitor drug to fix the problem.  The truth is that belching, indigestion, and acid reflux symptoms are a sign that there is too little acid and too few digestive enzymes in the stomach to properly digest food.  When our digestion is poor we are also unable to properly assimilate key nutrients that keep our pH in the optimal alkaline range and repair bone and soft tissue.  This is important for everyone, but especially for women, because if the blood pH levels are too acidic, the body will ‘steal’ minerals from the bones to buffer the acidic blood, leading to osteopenia and osteoporosis.  Proper supplementation and healthy eating habits can reverse this process.  Digestive health and alkaline pH levels are the keys to anti-aging and longevity.

 

Remove Hidden Infections

Hidden infections, including parasites, can live undetected in the body for years.  Symptoms can include fatigue, brain fog, memory problems, tumors, fibroids, auto-immune diseases, and cancer.  It is top priority to remove these ‘root causes’ of degenerative disease by removing the infection.  Until the infection is removed, the end result of degenerative disease or cancer will continue to return.  Through QRA, hidden infections can be found and eliminated with natural herbs and nutrients.

 

Balance Hormone Levels

A healthy endocrine system supports whole body health as well as optimal mood and energy levels.  Supporting the hormone system assures a healthy aging process free of uncomfortable symptoms…for both men and women.

 

Detoxify the Body

We acquire toxins in our every day lives, no matter how carefully we try to avoid exposure.  Toxins from our water, foods, beauty products, and environment can suppress the normal function of the organs and glands.  Their functions cannot be restored for the long term without removing the toxins themselves.  Removing toxins is easy to do, and can be maintained by understanding what foods and types of water are best for us.

 

Healthy Fats

Dietary fats are important for healthy DNA and cell formation.  Healthy fats such as Cold Pressed Olive Oil, Virgin Coconut Oil, and Organic Grass Fed Butter give the body high quality construction materials to build cell walls that have ‘high fluidity’ and resist the penetration of viruses and bacteria.  Inferior oils to be avoided include: Canola, Soybean, Corn and other vegetable oils.  Also, never cook at high heat with Olive Oil, as it easily oxidizes when exposed to heat.  Consuming any oxidized oil can damage the cells of the body, causing inflammation and disease.

 

For more information about Nutrition and Holistic Medicine in Orlando, Florida, please visit Dr. Veon’s website: www.cfpreventivemedicine.com or call 407-328-6711

Integrative Medicine Treats the Whole Person

Integrative Medicine

Integrative Medicine

Integrative Medicine is healing-oriented in that it focuses on treating every aspect of what it means to be human: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual, whereas traditional allopathic medicine focuses on only the part of the physical body or mental state that is showing a symptom of disease.  Although allopathic medicine may offer a ‘cure’ for symptoms or disease, the patient may not actually be truly ‘healed’.  Pharmaceutical drugs can be given for high blood pressure, depression, digestive disorders, and insomnia to ‘cure’ them, but once the drugs are taken away, the diseases return. So, is this patient really healed? I would say the answer is ‘no’. ‘Healing’ does not equal ‘curing’.  Healing is a much broader and deeper process in which the body, mind and spirit are balanced.  When the body, mind and spirit are balanced, disease cannot exist.

An Integrative Medicine practitioner may utilize traditional lab work, blood tests, and imaging to determine areas of concern, but will choose to employ less invasive therapies such as nutrition, herbal therapy, acupuncture, poultices and packs, physical exercise, diet and lifestyle changes, emotional healing, bio-feedback therapies, and stress relieving practices to create an environment in which the person can fully heal. Treating the ‘whole person’ provides a foundation to build and maintain real health. And ‘real health’ is freedom.  Real health does not need to be supported or maintained with drugs, chemicals or surgeries.  Integrative Medicine can offer the freedom and real health to live, learn, grow, experience and enjoy life and all that it has to offer. Isn’t that why we’re here?

 

For more information on Integrative Medicine therapies, please visit: http://cfpreventivemedicine.com/integrative-medicine-orlando.html