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Know Thyself from a Single Blood Draw

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 21, 2020 2:00:00 PM / by Isadora Guggenheim posted in Detoxification, Autoimmune Disease, Ozone and Prolozone therapies, Heart Health, Chronic Illness and Disease, Body Health

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Second Nature Naturopathic Care is now offering a comprehensive wellness service we call "Know Thyself". 

The service is very simple. We order a blood draw at your location and at your convenience. When the report is sent to us, we'll make an appointment for you with Dr. G.

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The Next New Therapy: UV Blood Irradiation

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 20, 2020 3:00:00 PM / by Isadora Guggenheim posted in Detoxification, Autoimmune Disease, Ozone and Prolozone therapies, Heart Health, Chronic Illness and Disease, Body Health

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To kick off another exceptional year of ozone therapies, we wanted to go higher into the ozonosphere with our patients. We have a solid foundation as ozone experts and we have a great track record of preventing disease and resolving chronic disease patterns. We want more. We want to offer the best ozone therapies combined with UBI or ultraviolet blood irradiation. What is UBI? 

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Probiotics Lowers Blood Pressure

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 7, 2020 1:30:00 PM / by Isadora Guggenheim posted in The Scoop on Poop, Gut Repair, Heart Health

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Our gastrointestinal tract loves the good live bacteria that is found in yogurt, kefir, miso and sauerkraut.  

And you know from my previous blogs that the "microbiome" regulates everything in your body.  Even more benefits are being discovered.

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Firefighters - cancers, disease and obesity

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 31, 2019 11:00:00 AM / by Isadora Guggenheim posted in Heart Health, Chronic Illness and Disease, Cancers, Weight Loss and Obesity

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I have treated firefighters for the past 20 years, blogged about their increased risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease and now about their obesity associated mortality.

In simple terms, firefighters are exposed to numerous combustible chemicals that can be breathed in and absorbed through the skin.They body strives to function so these occupational exposures and noxious chemicals go into the bloodstream and are stored in fat tissue.

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High Blood Pressure Is Silent Killer, Still

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 18, 2019 1:00:00 PM / by Isadora Guggenheim posted in Detoxification, Heart Health

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Did you know that your high blood pressure is not just stress-induced?

You could do yoga six hours a day and meditate for another two and you still might have high blood pressure due to low-level lead exposure.

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Heart, Lungs and Particulate Matter - Does it Matter?

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 11, 2019 11:05:46 AM / by Isadora Guggenheim posted in Detoxification, Heart Health, Cancers

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Even if you don't smoke if you live in an urban congested area that has fine particle air pollution you have an elevated risk of lung cancer, heart disease and cardiac events. Chronic exposure raises the risk of all three.

How can you protect yourself?  

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EVOO and your Heart

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 19, 2019 1:00:00 PM / by Isadora Guggenheim posted in Detoxification, Heart Health, Healthy Living, Chronic Illness and Disease

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Did you know that air pollution damages your heart?

Particulate matter in the air is linked to asthma, autism and cardiovascular disease.

Microscopic particles from diesel fuels increases inflammation in our tissues and causes blood vessels to build up plaque which hardens and increases your risk of blood clots. You can integrate one simple dietary change to protect your heart against air pollution damage and lower blood pressure. 

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Stroke Prevention Is Important

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 11, 2019 2:00:00 PM / by Isadora Guggenheim posted in Heart Health, Healthy Living, Women's Health

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Researchers are finding that atrial fibrillation and subsequent strokes related to the arrhythmia are on the rise as the population ages. Between 2003 to 2010 there were 3.2 million hospitalizations due to acute cerebrovascular accidents and 22% were related to atrial fib.  The number of atrial-fibrillation-related strokes rose from 70,953 in 2003 to 100,276 in 2010 up to 25.3 % in women and 19.4% in men. We need more education about stroke prevention.  

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Reasons Not To Take Fish Oil Supplements

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 6, 2019 11:15:00 AM / by Isadora Guggenheim posted in Mood Disorders, Allergies, Heart Health, Healthy Living

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Are we swimming in the wrong direction by taking fish oils? Dr. Peter D'Adamo posted an interesting review about fish oils in his Generative Medicine group on Facebook. It caught my eye because I believe in good scientific discourse, skepticism and careful analysis of all kinds of medicine whether it is naturopathic or allopathic. The review clearly stated that "there could be no possible expectation of general patient benefit with prophylactic fish oil use."

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Can We Be Healthy and Be Fat?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 5, 2019 10:00:00 AM / by Isadora Guggenheim posted in Heart Health, Healthy Living, Weight Loss and Obesity

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What's the bottom line on being fat? Can we be healthy and fat? We need fat for brain function, to manufacture our sex hormones and to lose weight. I used to think that some of my overweight patients were healthy. They had great energy and showed no metabolic syndrome disease. We would joke that they were keeping some of their energy in reserves. Now that "fat and healthy" thinking is coming into question.

A coronary artery calcium score study revealed that metabolically healthy obese people have a higher prevalence of coronary calcification compared to metabolically healthy people with normal weight. A large meta-analysis showed an increased risk for death and cardiovascular events in metabolically healthy obese adults compared to normal-weight counterparts.  Is healthy fat a myth?  

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Isadora Guggenheim, ND, FNP, RN, MS, CNS, LMT, owner of Second Nature Naturopathic Care, LLC
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