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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

 

 

Nutrition Therapy and Quantum Reflex Analysis are Valuable Tools for Reversing Illness by Finding the Real Root Causes

Good health is inarguably one’s most valuable possession. Without good health, being highly productive and enjoying day to day life becomes an increasing challenge. What is good health? According to the World Health Organization, health is defined as: “A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” However, the latest statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that over 50% of Americans suffer from at least one type of chronic disease. Where are we spending our money? “75% of all health care dollars are spent on patients with one or more chronic conditions, many of which can be prevented, including diabetes, obesity, heart disease, lung disease, high blood pressure, and cancer.” Source: Health Affairs

How can it possibly be that Americans spend more on healthcare than any other nation, yet continue to lack true health? Our current healthcare system widely supports the management of disease. The business of medicine depends on patients using drugs and other therapies to manage symptoms of chronic illness. Patients take daily doses of medications to manage their hypertension, depression, anxiety, high cholesterol, pain, allergies, and acid reflux with seemingly no end to treatment.

The practice of medicine is far different….it focuses on the prevention and reversal of disease. Is it realistic to believe that chronic illness can truly be reversed and prevented? Absolutely! I have witnessed the reversal of chronic illness in myself and many of my patients, and I feel that it is important to share valuable information that will only empower you to take control of your health by freeing yourself from chronic illness, save money on your healthcare both now and in the future, and ultimately be free to live your purpose and enjoy life to its fullest.

But first, I’d like to share a shortened version of my journey that brought me to where I am today. At the age of 28, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I experienced excruciating pain in every muscle and joint in my body, I could not sleep, and found great difficulty in performing simple physical tasks or even walking a few blocks with my dogs. Western treatments of antidepressants and pain drugs offered no lasting results, and even made me feel worse at times. I decided that I would not accept that at such a young age my body was failing me. I searched for answers outside of the traditional medical community, and found a complete reversal of pain and illness through acupuncture, herbal and nutritional therapy. Intrigued and thirsty for knowledge, I quit my job, enrolled full time in graduate school, and received degrees in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Today I practice a unique form of therapy called Quantum Reflex Analysis (or QRA for short).

QRA integrates the science of quantum physics with acupuncture and kinesiology to form a powerful tool used to detect hidden infections, nutritional deficiencies, chemical exposure, and unhealed trauma from physical scars as well as past emotional trauma.

I have witnessed what would be seen as miraculous and permanent reversal of the most chronic illnesses through the practice of QRA. Patients have been healed of IBS and Crohn’s disease, chronic depression and anxiety, thyroid disorders, heart disease, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, pain, arthritis, acid reflux, acne and skin issues, immune disorders, hormonal imbalances, Lyme’s disease, and even cancer and many other illnesses with no official diagnosis at all.

The truth is that the body is fully able to heal itself given the proper nutrients and environment. Most often I find that patients who have chronic illnesses have many ‘layers’ of hidden infections in their bodies, as well as exposure to chemicals, radiation, or heavy metals, poor digestion and absorption of nutrients, toxic tissue at past surgery scar and trauma sites, and impaired organ or gland function due to nutritional deficiencies and poor diet. Once these issues are corrected, the body fully heals and the illness is gone.

Not only does QRA detect which organs and glands need help, but it also reveals the correct herbs or nutrients as well as the exact dosage per day needed to fully correct the problem. Nutrients are taken for a specific amount of time in specific doses, and are not usually needed long term. Once the organ or gland is healed and functioning normally again, supplements are no longer needed. I’ve found that most chronic illnesses can be reversed in 6 months or less. Some people have a tremendous amount of infection and toxins within their bodies and may need to take their therapy at a much slower pace to reduce the detoxification effect. Those who have the most patience and diligence and follow their program through to the end, experience the most profound and lasting healing.

For as many successful patients who follow their healing program through to completion, I also have patients who quit too soon, or who do not follow their plan as prescribed. They miss out on reaching their goal, which is a shame. I do find that past emotional traumas play a big role in self-sabotaging behavior. I work with patients to effectively clear unhealthy beliefs at the subconscious level. Once the patient clears that past emotional trauma at the deepest level, they find it much easier to do what is healthy for them and are very successful at regaining their health, as well as healing many other areas of their lives. They become more confident and can make better choices for themselves. It’s truly a beautiful transformation to witness!

There is really so much more I could say about the real possibilities of healing that are available to people. We need to have a paradigm shift in our healthcare system, seeking true health instead of managing the symptoms of disease. It is possible and it is happening right now.

I’d like to share some points for people to remember at all times when searching for good healthcare.

1. Be a skeptic. Healthy skepticism will allow you to make good choices for yourself. I have the most respect for people who don’t just blindly believe what I tell them, but instead go and research it for themselves. When I’m presented with new ideas and information, I always research it for myself and check my intuition to decide if it’s right for me.

2. Accept that the body really can heal itself. Try new things, be open to new ideas and look for results. Change requires courage….be courageous every day!

3. Choose a competent physician. A good doctor will not only give you a good treatment plan to follow, but they will teach you how to take better care of yourself and guide you to find knowledge on your own. They will want to empower you to be healthy in the future, and not depend on them exclusively for your health. A good doctor will also set a good example of what health is, and will not only talk the talk, but will walk the walk. How could you ever expect an unhealthy doctor to guide you to health?

4. Be patient. True health does not happen overnight. It requires you to be an active participant in your healing, and take full responsibility for the choices you make. Remember, no one can heal you. You can be guided in a treatment plan, but it is you who must make it happen. As is true with any endeavor, you will only receive the benefits equal to the effort you put into it.

Continue to plant seeds of health every day, nurture your mind, body and soul, and expect the healing to happen. If someone tells you that there is ‘no cure’ for your illness, don’t be so quick to believe them. Search for and expect something different. It’s time to change the way we think about healthcare. It’s time to expect and experience real healing and real health.

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease” ~~ Thomas Edison

Kathy is a board certified and licensed Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture Physician. She graduated with honors from the Florida College of Integrative Medicine.

Kathy has received extensive training in acupuncture, Chinese and Western herbology, clinical nutrition therapy, Acupoint Injection Therapy, Cosmetic Acupuncture, Quantum Reflex Analysis (QRA), Emotional Repolarization Technique (ERT), NAET (allergy elimination), NET (Neuro Emotional Technique) and other holistic modalities. She has received specialized training in addiction and detox therapy and is certified as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist (ADS) through the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA).

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For more information, visit Dr. Veon’s website at:  www.cfpreventivemedicine.com

 

Six Steps to Healthy Weight Loss

Weight Loss

Weight Loss

Weight loss is a HUGE industry. There is no shortage of fad, quick fix diet programs that promise success, but often only leave your wallet or pocketbook a little lighter. Stop following fad diets. Period. They just don’t work. Successful and permanent weight loss begins with common sense and a true understanding of how the body and mind really work. Here are six steps to healthy weight loss that will get you on your way to true health.

#1: Ditch the Bad Carbs and Sugar. Refined sugar, high fructose corn syrup, wheat products, breads, pasta, processed and pre-packaged foods… are usually full of molecular structures that are detrimental to maintaining healthy insulin, glucose and leptin levels. These nutritionally ’empty’ calories fuel inflammation and pain in the body, promote scarring of the liver, increase accumulation of visceral fat, and create imbalances in the metabolic hormones, insulin and leptin. Insulin and leptin resistance is sharply on the rise and promotes weight gain and obesity, as well as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and hormonal imbalances. Bad carbs and sugars are very addictive! Because these substances cause changes in brain chemistry and the body’s ability to feel full or a sense of ‘satiety’, people often have very real withdrawal symptoms of anxiety, irritability, fatigue, depression, etc. when trying to eliminate them from the diet. These symptoms are generally short-lived and can be remedied by eating more fat and protein along with low carb vegetables for a few weeks. Avoiding carbs and sugars for a few weeks also ‘re-sets’ the pancreas and can begin to normalize insulin and leptin sensitivity. Eating ‘whole wheat’ products should also be avoided as the genetic structure of modern wheat species has been modified to a ‘hexaploid’ species so that it is very difficult to digest and utilize. Switching to ancient or ‘diploid’ wheat species such as ‘Einkorn’ will often reduce symptoms that mimic gluten sensitivity. Ancient wheat species are much easier to digest and don’t generally cause weight gain, bloating, allergies, brain fog, celiac, etc.

#2: Support Healthy Sleep Patterns. The body needs at least 5 hours of uninterrupted sleep every night to maintain healthy adrenal function. Prolonged adrenal stress causes chronic magnesium deficiency, which leads to poor sleep, which leads to more adrenal stress, which leads to hormonal imbalances, more weight gain, increased cravings for sugar and carbs, which leads to more weight gain, which leads to poor sleep which leads to… I think you get the picture! Healthy sleep habits are a cornerstone of overall health. If you have bad sleep habits you can change them. It may take a few months but it is critical to your physical and emotional health to make it a priority. Introduce healthy sleep choices every day and they will become healthy sleep habits that come naturally.

~ Go to bed at the same time every night

~ Make sure your bedroom is dark and quiet

~ Avoid anything that will over-activate your mind and block serotonin production before bed (TV, computer, phone, iPad, stressful situations, work projects, etc.)

~ Avoid high fat or high carb meals after 7pm. A small amount of protein and carbs before bed can help promote sleep. Fermented dairy products like Kefir are a good choice. Tart cherry juice can also be helpful as it is a natural source of melatonin.

~ If pets are disruptive during the night, they need to sleep outside your bedroom.

~ Use aromatherapy essential oils before bed: lavender, sandalwood, mandarin, chamomile, and neroli are all good scents for inducing relaxation and sleep. Place a small amount on the back of the neck and just under the navel for best results.

~ Take a warm bath before bed. You may add epsom salts or essential oils to relax muscles and calm the mind.

#3: Eat Fat. One of the greatest hoaxes of our modern society is the perpetuation of the idea that low fat diets are healthy and help you lose weight. Low fat diets are not healthy. Period. Fat, including saturated fat, is absolutely essential for healthy brain function, cellular structure and strength, appetite satiety, hormone balance, and cardiovascular and overall metabolic health. Fat does not cause heart disease… sugar, chemicals high carb and processed foods do. It is the sugar and high carb intake that causes inflammation, pain, high cholesterol, insulin and leptin resistance, obesity, and a vast list of other ‘chronic’ illnesses that are so prevalent in our society today. Healthy fats include:

~ Extra Virgin Coconut Oil: medium chain lipid that is easily used for energy and does not readily store as fat. Also a good source of lauric acid with natural antimicrobial properties. Coconut oil has a high heat point and does not go rancid very easily which makes it a great choice for cooking and baking.

~ Grass Fed Butter: short chain lipid. Grass-fed variety contains high omega 3’s, vitamin A, Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA), and vitamin K2 for cardiovascular health.

~ Lard: 50% monounsaturated / 40% saturated fat. Excellent source of vitamin D3 when obtained from free-roaming, pasture raised pigs.

~ Tallow: 55% saturated / 40% monounsaturated fat. Good source of palmitoleic acid, tocopherol and has natural antimicrobial qualities.

~ Extra Virgin Olive Oil: High in oleic acids and a good source of antioxidants. Use on salads. Avoid using for cooking as it breaks down and becomes carcinogenic with medium to high heat.

~ Peanut Oil: superior cooking and frying oil.

~ Palm Oil: excellent oil for baking. Good source of beta carotene and vitamin E.

~ Sesame Oil: cold pressed oils are best. High oxidative stability; good for frying.

Fats and Oils to Avoid include: Soy, Canola, Corn, Grapeseed, Cottonseed, Hemp, and all margarines, spreads and partially hydrogenated vegetable shortenings. These are inferior lipid sources that are either hepatotoxic (liver toxic), rancid easily, and do not support the production of healthy cell membranes.

#4: Detox. Avoid chemicals in food, water and anything that you would put on or in the body. Chemicals and heavy metals will often attach to organ and gland receptor sites, blocking absorption of key nutrients. Toxic halogens such as fluoride, chloride and bromide are very common in our water and food and are harmful to the thyroid and pineal gland. Toxic halogens are of the same molecular weight as Iodine, a halogen necessary for proper thyroid function, and accumulate on receptor sites at the thyroid gland, blocking absorption of Iodine.

Another group of toxins called xeno-estrogens often cause hormonal imbalances that can not only make weight loss difficult, but increase the risk of certain types of cancers. Xeno-estrogens are extremely powerful ‘estrogen mimickers’ and block the absorption of natural estrogens necessary for hormone balance and reproductive health. Estrogen mimickers are widely found in our food and water supply, in household cleaners and personal care products like lotions, detergents and makeup.

Heavy metals such as nickel, aluminum, and mercury accumulate in our bodies through our dental work as either white ‘composite’ or silver ‘amalgam’ fillings. These metals often ‘bleed’ over time and suppress the parathyroid and thyroid function.

Radiation exposure is very common through repeated exposure to x-ray or CT scan procedures and new ‘backscatter’ x-ray devices at most airports. Even low levels of radiation build up in the sensitive organ and gland tissues and can cause powerful disruptions in their function.

Other toxins include parasites, and hidden infections in the form of ‘bio-films’, nano-bacteria, and mycoplasmic infections are very common and can disrupt normal function of all organs and glands in the body.

Simply put, toxins must be removed in order for organs and glands to function properly.

Prior to any detoxification program, is important that the kidneys and liver are clean and efficient, and the digestion and ‘gut’ system are healthy. Time must be taken to support and cleanse all detox organs before attempting to dislodge chemicals, infections and other toxins from their resting sites. The body’s pH must be in an alkaline state in order to detox properly.  Taking the pH of the first morning urine is the best way to accurately determine the pH levels of the blood and tissues.  Optimal pH is between 6.4 and 7.0.  Skipping these steps can slow progress and cause more harm than good.

Many toxins are stored in the fat cells. As fat cells shrink, the toxins stored in the fat are released into the blood stream to be filtered by the liver. Supporting healthy organ function reduces any ‘detox’ effects of fat loss.

Be sure to stay properly hydrated during any detox program. The minimum intake for a healthy individual is half your body weight in ounces of water per day. More may be needed during a detox program to keep the lymph system moving properly. Purified water is best. Avoid sodas (especially diet sodas), energy drinks, and anything artificially sweetened as these fluid choices often lead to more weight gain in the long run. Fruit juices should be avoided all together if there is a metabolic issue such as insulin or leptin resistance.

#5: Let Go of Destructive Thought Patterns. Even beyond the 4 basic emotional concepts of not being able to:

~ be healthy

~ do whatever it takes to be healthy

~ love self

~ be loved by others…

there are many other destructive thought patterns that can sabotage any weight loss or fitness program. Some of these concepts that may test ‘strong’ or ‘true’ at the subconscious level are:

~ If I lose weight, then I’m afraid I will gain it back…

~ If I lose weight, then my face will look older…

~ If I lose weight, then I’ll have to exercise, and I hate exercise…

~ If I lose weight, then I may have to stand up for myself…

~ If I lose weight, then I might find out I’m not any happier…

~ If I lose weight, then I won’t have the power of a big presence…

~ If I lose weight, then I won’t have the fat as a protection from others…

~ If I lose weight, then I might be too attractive and attract the wrong person and that scares me…

It is important that any destructive belief based in fear is acknowledged and released or ‘processed’. Often, people are unaware of any such deeply held fear or belief. ERT is very useful tool in identifying the thought pattern or belief so it can be acknowledged and released. EVOX Perception Reframing Therapy is very effective at releasing unhealthy subconscious beliefs. Once the negative thought patterns are released, acts of self-care and self-love come naturally. Losing weight, eating health, exercising, and healthy life choices become effortless and do not need a lot of thought to achieve.

#6: Exercise. Keep moving. Exercise boosts mood, promotes blood and lymph flow, healthy sleep / wake cycles and regulates metabolism to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight. Be sure to find a variety of activities you enjoy so there is a low risk of boredom. Walking is a great form of exercise. Walking in nature is simple, requires little effort, and gives the mind a break from work or hectic schedules.

Exercise should be fun. If it’s not fun… then that’s a good sign that there might be a destructive subconscious belief at work… refer to #5.

Life is really all about choices. We get to create our lives and our health based on the choices we make each day. Choose to love yourself, forgive others, and create space for the life you want by letting go of what you don’t want. Energetically, anything that is dysfunctional or destructive takes up space… space that something functional and ‘life-giving or life-enhancing’ could be inhabiting if you would just let go of the dysfunction. Be open to learning the ‘lessons’ the dysfunction or chaos is trying to teach you, and then let go of the chaos by making changes in your life. There’s something better waiting for you if you will make that choice. Lessons always repeat themselves until you learn and change. It is actually YOU who holds all the power to creating the life you want!

For more information, please visit Dr. Veon’s website: www.cfpreventivemedicine.com

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