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Why Detox

Why Detox?

So, why detox?  In the ideal situation, your body in stellar working order, takes in nutrients whether air, sunlight, water, nutrients and other forms of energy, chemicals, etc…and is able to use what it needs, dispense with what it does not and remove or eliminate environmental toxins and metabolic wastes.  But, unfortunately, for many, the ideal situation is not occuring as it should in the body without assistance, due to many factors, including, added stress, a build-up of toxins, the use of drugs, alcohol, or cigarettes, processed foods, caffeine, preservatives, hormones, a predisposition (family history of illness), a generally poor diet, sleep problems, lack of exercise, and the list goes on.

Another unfortunate part of this problem is that it is a vicious continuing cycle, as the problems we face in society with the mounting stresses and toxins almost seem insurmountable.

Exposure to environmental pollutants contaminating our food, air and water along with the ingestion of synthetic, chemicalized and devitalized foods combined in a lifetime of improper eating habits challenges the body’s capacity for maintaining balance and puts considerable strain on the body’s organs of detoxification (liver, colon, lungs, kidneys & skin).

How do we get our body’s natural defenses back up to par and better than that, back to a youthful and staunch form of health, so we can not only resist the absorption of toxins but rid ourselves of them adequately?

Detoxification is designed to assist your body in its heroic efforts in this vital area of health concern.

Supplying the body with all the nutrients for which it has a genetically based need and assisting the body in eliminating the toxins that weaken or disrupt its function may help to provide an ecological metabolic environment that facilitates the body’s natural, innate tendency to build optimum health.

Who Needs to Detox?

If you have any of these symptoms, it is possible you need a detox.

Digestion and waste elimination problems

High cholesterol

Overweight/underweight

Allergic reactions and/or Asthma

Chemical sensitivities

Skin problems

Fatigue

Mood swings

Puffy eyes and dark circles

Hormonal Imbalances

Blood sugar related problems

PMS

Frequent Infections, Colds, Flu

Muscle/Joint Pain

Inflammation

Fibromyalgia

Insomnia

What is a Detox Exactly?

A detoxification process is the removal of toxic substances from the body.  Just as we eliminate viruses and adware from our computers, and we get our car’s oil changed, we must also remove wastes and toxins from our bodies.  It is vital.  The primary organ involved in detoxification is the liver because it is the first filter that toxins pass through.  But when the liver is put through too much strain and too many toxins, Toxemia (toxins in the blood) can occur and create problems.  Detoxification assists the body to work properly and restore a healthy digestive system by eliminating these toxins and increasing the body’s ability to absorb the nutrients we put into it.

 

Your Body, Your Health

If it’s still not obvious why you should do a detoxification process, then consider this.  Whether you’re young or a tad bit older than that, our bodies are designed to work for us.  They have muscles and bones and joints that should function and move and be able to exercise, get us around, and if they are not doing what they should be able to do per our structure, then there is something wrong.  If we are tired when we shouldn’t be, if we cannot sleep, if we are not feeling like ourselves, if we are not doing well in general, something is wrong.  And the first thing, we should ALWAYS check is if the body simply needs a detox, NOT if we should go adding more chemicals and drugs into the body.  

 

It is your body.  You will ultimately decide what goes into it.  We cannot force you to detox or force you to stop taking drugs or alcohol, etc…  But, if you want to better yourself, please consider making the right choice for your body and your mind and do a detox.

What to Do Now

Call us.  818-237-3943  Talk to our patient relations manager and find out about our 3 week liver detox and our nutritional consultations.  If not now, then when?  Why wait for the next problem when one decision could change the course of your life for the better?

 

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Hepatitis B and C: Holistic Therapies that Can Reduce Their Symptoms

Holistic Therapies can Benefit Symptoms Associated with Hepatitis

Bodily health is on the subconscious mind of most people throughout their lives. No one wants to feel uneasy, or have something affecting their lifestyle from the inside. Most will attempt to take care of themselves in whatever way they can, by watching what they eat and getting regular doctor checkups. Hepatitis is a class of viral infections that affect the liver.  This disease affects over 4.4 million people in America, and most don’t know they’re infected.

There are several forms of this common disease and various ways to acquire into the body. Hepatitis B will take form being either acute or chronic, and can deliver multiple severe medical illnesses. Hepatitis B or (HBV), can be transmitted by bodily fluids during sex, sharing of needles or blood getting into an opening on the body. Hepatitis C or (HCV), in most cases will become chronic, unlike HBV. Alternative medicine use is broad with about 40% of Americans using a sort of this remedy. Some people may choose to use alternative therapies for multiple reasons. Having the freedom of more choices within treatments may seem appealing, as well as the perception of natural therapies being safer to use. Cost may also be a factor, as the concern for medical settings and side effects of conventional medicine may cost their wallet and body, more harm.

What Are My Options?

Certain therapy treatments that are a part of the Back to Wellness Program are specialized to help improve the immune system, detoxify the liver, and help the body fight the hepatitis infection. The phospholipid layers of cells can carry toxins in the body from preservatives in food, pesticides, and even prescription drugs. Phosphatidylcholine composes the majority of cellular membranes and is 70% of the phospholipid bilayer.  Phospholipid Exchange Therapy injects Phosphatidylcholine (PC), into the bloodstream for the body to use in cell membranes. The toxic fatty oils which consist of chemicals and pesticides are replaced with cleaner forms of fatty oils which can help to improve overall organ function including the liver, in relation to Hepatitis symptoms.

Intravenous (IV) nutrition is a therapy method used to help the body with many issues. Vitamins, minerals and natural substances are fed directly into the bloodstream and circumventing the digestive system. Nutrients can be delivered directly to where they are needed most, the organ systems of the body. When orally taking nutrition, many substances can have a reduction in efficiency by the digestive tract, and be poorly absorbed. Supplement scarcities and immune system boosts can be achieved with IV therapies and can promote symptom improvement within Hepatitis disease.

Although spending extensive time in the sun is said to have negatives, the sun has an important role in its ability to kill bacteria, heal various infections and give the body more energy. The healing power of the sun’s rays are utilized through directly adding its benefits to the bloodstream with Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation, also called Photoluminescence Therapy. This therapy method uses an extracted portion of a patient’s blood to irradiate with ultraviolet light and return it to the bloodstream. Pathogens and bacteria are eliminated with the exposure and the blood develops more energy from the ultraviolet light. Overall health and a strengthened immune system can be achieved through this therapy, including Hepatitis disease conditions.

As a non-invasive procedure, Chelation Therapy can remove metals assembled in the body that can improve many health conditions including symptoms of Hepatitis. Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid and dimercaptosuccinic acid are used to effectively remove unhealthy toxic and non-toxic metals within the body. Chelation therapy works to reduce mineral and plaque deposits within the arteries. This can reduce the harmful effects of metals such as hypertension, arteriosclerosis, hormone regulation, immune system function, cardiovascular function, and more.These therapies may work alone, or together to promote a healthy body system improving the liver by detoxifying and increasing better function. Holistic therapies are an option for those looking to achieve results more naturally. The conditions of Hepatitis can be improved, the first step being an integrative functional medicine approach to determine the right treatment for each patient.

These therapies may work alone, or together to promote a healthy body system improving the liver by detoxifying and increasing better function. Holistic therapies are an option for those looking to achieve results more naturally. The conditions of Hepatitis can be improved, the first step being an integrative functional medicine approach to determine the right treatment for each patient.

7 Tips to Break the Sugar Addiction

7 Tips to Break the Sugar Addiction detox your body and feel better!
Learn what chronic diseases sugar addiction causes and find out what to do about it.

TIP #1 Educate yourself. Give yourself the reason WHY to quit sugar.

Let’s start with symptoms. Ever have any of these?

First of all, some quick statistics:
Did you know the average American eats 19.5 teaspoons (or 82 grams of sugar) every day?  That’s 66 pounds of sugar a year! Our kids are eating on average 34 teaspoons of sugar a day

Cancer
Diabetes
Metabolic Syndrome
Heart Disease
Asthma
Obesity
Fatty liver

Sugar is as addictive as Cocaine!

Therefore, manufacturers are also pretty sneaky about labeling sugars in processed foods and beverages, so your glance at the ingredients doesn’t always tell you the whole story. Some examples of added sugar names are: Dextrin, Maltodextrin, Lactose, Saccharose, Sorghum syrup, Xylose, Glucose, Fructose, Diastatic malt, Galactose, Rice syrup, Treacle, and the list goes on. Bread, snacks, condiments, cereals, and yogurt even has a lot of sugar in them.

What’s the maximum amount of sugar our bodies are allowed to consume without too much adverse effect? Five teaspoons (women), nine teaspoons (men) and four teaspoons (children).
And yet, there are 10 teaspoons in an average can of soda.

How many cans of soda do you drink a day?

TIP # 2 Be mindful of what, when and how you’re eating.

Are you checking labels? Is the server at McDonald’s your best friend?
What percentage of FRESH foods are you eating?
Are you eating at mealtimes or are you skipping meals and snacking on high-sugar products? Are you eating due to stress, boredom, or out of opportunity (party, all-you-can-eat, etc…)?
Do you eat fast or enjoy your food slowly?

If you look at these questions and answer them honestly, you should be able to pinpoint problems, the reasons you’re eating sugar, when and how much. Taking an active role in observing the factors that cause you to reach for the candy bar should help you divert yourself and reach for the bag of almonds instead.

TIP # 3 Substitute for your sugar cravings. This is important for your sugar addiction detox.

There are reasons we have certain cravings and the chart below will help you determine a good substitute (or simply a vitamin or mineral) to take when you crave sweets and assist with your sugar addiction detox.

Chocolate – Magnesium (Eat spinach, swiss chard, pumpkin seeds, yogurt, almonds, black beans)
Sweets – Chromium (sweet potatoes, broccoli, grapes, nuts, oats, brewer’s yeast)
Phosphorus (poultry, fish, nuts, beans)
Carbon (fresh fruits, beef, cheese)
Tryptophan (eggs, pineapple, tofu, salmon, turkey, nuts, seeds)
Sulphur (arugula, coconut milk, bok choy, cauliflower, eggs, garlic, legumes)
Fizzy drinks – Calcium (Soy/Almond Milk)
Alcohol – Vitamin B2 (Yogurt)

TIP #4 Do a Complete Sugar Addiction Detox.

http://www.HappyHealthSmart.com has a great meal plan which helps to curb your sugar cravings in 7 days of sugar-free eating. If you crave sugar in any form during this time, use the above list to substitute for the craving.

TIP #5 Don’t make it seem like or tell yourself, you’re denying yourself something. You’re not. You’re making an proactive choice that, “I don’t need sugar.”

TIP #6 Substitute sugary drinks and soda with detoxifying infused waters and hot teas. They will also boost your metabolism!

Adding fresh lemons, lemon juice, mint, ginger, strawberries, or other fresh fruits to your water can be so refreshing and is very cleansing for the body. There are hundreds of easy to make water-infusion and smoothie drinks recipes online that won’t spike your sugar.

Hot herbal, ginger or green tea between or at each meal is also very good for you. And there are dozens more wonderful teas you can make that taste great and help the body detox.

TIP #7 Include a ½ cup of beans, chickpeas or lentils in a meal each day. Beans reduce sugar cravings.

BONUS TIP for your sugar addiction detox!

If you break your sugar fast and feel the effects of sugar-overload, a teaspoon of unsweetened peanut butter or two helps to bring the spike back down, and on a celery stick is even better. If you don’t like peanut butter, then drink a large glass of water with the juice of a whole lemon squeezed into it.

Any way you look at it, food is fuel. It is supposed to be used for the good of your body. It assists in keeping you energized, cell regeneration, immunities, and strengthening. But abused, it can have the opposite effects.

I’d love to hear some of your thoughts about how this blog might have helped you kick sugar addiction.

5 Health Conditions that Can Benefit from Photoluminescence Therapy

Maintaining our health and having a good quality of health is a major priority for all Americans and not without good reason too. Realistically, our health and our vitality as an American people is something that we all feel very strongly about as far as getting us stable for life and for getting people into a frame of mind where they feel comfortable with their health and where they feel like their health is in good standing overall. This is pretty important, and we want all of our clients and patients to experience the best quality of health possible and to simply feel like they are healthy and confident with that.

In the 21st century, there are more methods for addressing health than there ever have been before, and we need to capitalize on that. The more methods and techniques that we have for addressing our health, the better suited we will be to really do something about our longevity and our health in a much larger perspective. At Angel Longevity, we are constantly looking for new, cutting edge ways to improve the health of our patients, and Photoluminescence Therapy is one of them.

Photoluminescence Therapy

Photoluminescence Therapy is an excellent solution. Also called UBI Therapy or Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation, Photoluminescence Therapy presents workable and effective solutions for people who need to address certain areas of their health. Photoluminescence Therapy is a great, natural, holistic approach to health that is becoming more and more prevalent in the 21st century as we begin to encounter health problems and infections that antibiotics cannot treat. How Photoluminescence Therapy works is to essentially pass the blood out of the body, through ultraviolet rays, and then back into the body again, literally infusing the blood of the person with ultraviolet energy. This has many health benefits.

In fact, Photoluminescence Therapy can be used to treat many different health concerns, such as

1. Allergies of any kind
2. Arthritis both light and advanced
3. Autoimmune Illnesses and similar problems
4. Candida overgrowth in the digestive system
5. Cancers of many different kinds

We said we would give our readers five health conditions that can be treated with Photoluminescence Therapy, but really there is a lot more than just that! Here are some more health problems that Photoluminescence Therapy has recently been found to be effective in treating:

1. HIV/AIDS
2. Hepatitis C
3. Multiple Sclerosis both just onset and advanced
4. Herpes of certain strains and severities
5. Lyme disease
6. Fibromyalgia and other advanced versions of similar ailments
7. Fatigue both light and advanced
8. Colds, viral or bacterial infections that resist antibiotics
9. Influenza and other similar problems

Photoluminescence Therapy also helps to just improve peoples’ health in general. How this pans out is that a lot of patients seek out Photoluminescence Therapy not for any one, particular thing, but because they want to improve their health in general. People who are in good health will even seek out Photoluminescence Therapy to get the benefits of it. Listed below are a few scenarios that Photoluminescence Therapy can improve:

1. Photoluminescence Therapy is used a lot for people who are trying to clean up their system, because Photoluminescence Therapy helps the body to detox and remove toxins.

2. Photoluminescence Therapy also greatly improves circulation and decreases platelet aggregation too, which is very helpful for people who have general blood and heart problems.

3. Photoluminescence Therapy works to increase the immune system’s ability to fight infections that it experiences on a regular basis.

4. Photoluminescence Therapy is also very effective for improving oxygen absorption into body tissues, which has untold health benefits.

5. For people with more serious problems that other medical means seem to be ineffective again, Photoluminescence Therapy can kills fungal, viral, and bacterial growth too.

Angel Longevity is thrilled to be able to offer Photoluminescence Therapy to our patients. For more information, call today at 818-696-5891. Angel Longevity offers workable and effective treatment options for our clients. In fact we are known for being able to offer extensive and truly helpful health options and medical solutions to our patients.

Our mission at Angel Longevity is to be able to offer the widest range of different services. At Angel Longevity we offer both intensive medical services and holistic options for our clients too, all of which we have integrated into our various health programs to be able to offer custom made and tailor built methods to our patients. Call today to set up an appointment to learn more about our Photoluminescence Therapy or any of the other extensive and very helpful services that we offer to our patients. Angel Longevity is committed to a better health and a better quality of living for all, and our mission is to help as many people as possible to achieve this state of life!

parkinson’s disease

The Holistic Approach to Treating Parkinson’s Disease

Having a chronic disease that doesn’t have any immediate fix can feel upsetting and frustrating. Medications may be able to help, but many times they don’t solve the underlying problem that is causing the condition in the first place. Chronic diseases, such as Parkinson’s, can be treated with a holistic approach that will help to decrease the symptoms and improve the patient’s quality of life.

What is Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and complex disorder of the central nervous system that affects movement, which often includes tremors. Parkinson’s is a progressive disorder, which means that the symptoms continue and worsen over time. Almost one million people in the United States are living with Parkinson’s disease today and the cause of the disease is unknown.

Parkinson’s involves the malfunction of neurons, the vital nerve cells in the brain. When these neurons die, they produce dopamine, which sends a message to the brain that controls movement and coordination. As Parkinson’s progresses, the amount of dopamine produced in the brain decreases, leaving the person unable to control their own movements. While there is no cure for Parkinson’s, there are many treatment options available.

Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

There are several signs and symptoms that a person has Parkinson’s disease. Some of the symptoms include:

⦁ Slower movement: Several people with Parkinson’s have a shuffling gait, which means they move very slowly from place to place. Due to this slower movement, a person may experience more difficulty performing day-to-day tasks, which can make activities more time-consuming.

⦁ Tremors: Patients usually experience shaking in the hands, fingers or limbs first, and it usually occurs only on one side of the body. Tremors generally occur when the patient is resting, and stops when they perform activities. Pill-rolling, when the thumb and index finger move in circular motions, is a common characteristic.

⦁ Poor posture: Parkinson’s can cause a person to appear bent over when they are walking. Balance can become an issue with the onset of this disease.

⦁ Speech changes: Lack of dopamine in the brain can create speaking issues, such as patients slurring their words, becoming monotone in voice or speaking slower or faster. On the other hand, some patients don’t have any voice changes at all with Parkinson’s.

Holistic Treatments for Parkinson’s

There are several holistic treatments to help reduce the symptoms for Parkinson’s disease. Some of the treatments include:

⦁ Phospholipid Exchange Therapy: Phospholipid exchange replaces toxic fatty oils with cleaner versions of fatty oils by injecting phosphatidylcholine (PC), the main component of cellular membranes, into the bloodstream in order to make it available for use in cell membranes.

⦁ Chelation Therapy: Toxic metals such as mercury, arsenic, lead, and cadmium are known to interfere with many biological functions within the body. Chelation therapy helps guide these metals out of the body and has been used for decades to improve many health conditions.

⦁ IV Therapies: IV therapy is a powerful form of treatment that can be combined with other therapies to help the body recover from many health issues. By feeding vitamins and nutrients to the body’s organs through an IV, the body is able to fully absorb and use all of the vitamins and nutrients.

Treat Parkinson’s at Angel Longevity

At Angel Longevity Center, we understand that it can feel frustrating to have a chronic disease, such as Parkinson’s, without a workable plan. We want to ensure that our patients receive optimal levels of care and the latest therapies available in Functional Medicine. Our friendly staff is experienced in helping patients face and overcome a wide variety of health concerns by creating personalized wellness programs to address each patient’s specific needs. Patients who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and are suffering from the symptoms that are associated with it, please call our office at 818-237-3943 to schedule your free wellness phone consultation with one of our Los Angeles Parkinson’s specialists.

myers cocktail

What is a Myers Cocktail and How Can it Help

Any person who is concerned with their health will be found taking multi-vitamins and eating foods with plenty of nutrients in order to maintain a healthy body. In many cases, these two actions can be enough. However, for some people, they may find that they aren’t receiving the full benefits from vitamin pills or that they are having difficulty digesting food. This can make the immune system get weaker slowly, which can make it easier for the body to get ill. A good option when this occurs is to take nutrients and vitamins through an IV, such as the Myers Cocktail.

What is the Myers Cocktail?

The Myers Cocktail, named after the late John Myers MD, contains Vitamin C, magnesium, minerals, and B vitamins. The cocktail can be used to combat several health conditions, such as asthma, arrhythmia, chronic fatigue and more. The Myers Cocktail is administered intravenously because, unlike vitamin pills, it allows the nutrients and vitamins to be given directly to the organ systems of the body. This allows the patient to receive the full benefits of each vitamin and nutrient. When a person takes vitamins and nutrients orally, they have to be processed through the liver and intestines. This can render vitamins and nutrients inactive, make them less potent and make the harder to be absorbed by the body.

Myers Cocktail Benefits

There are a number of benefits that can be experienced when using the Myers Cocktail. Some of the benefits that patients can expect include:

⦁ Boosted immune system

⦁ Less migraines

⦁ Feeling re-energized

⦁ Tighter facial skin

⦁ Achieving a healthy glow

Health Conditions Benefited by Myers Cocktail

A number of conditions can be helped through the use of the Myers Cocktail due to the vitamins and minerals it includes. Some of the health conditions that can be benefited from the Myers Cocktail include:

⦁ Gastrointestinal issues

⦁ Chronic fatigue

⦁ Migraines

⦁ Narcotic withdrawal

⦁ Sinusitis

⦁ Bronchitis

⦁ Lyme disease

⦁ Parkinson’s disease

⦁ Food poisoning

⦁ Flu and cold

⦁ Arthritis

⦁ Asthma

⦁ Muscle fatigue

⦁ Chronic depression

Additionally, the Myers Cocktail can be used as a method to prevent getting sick in the future. Patients who have difficulty with the symptoms associated with chronic health conditions or who need to improve their immune system can find relief with the Myers Cocktail.

How to Prepare for the Myers Cocktail

The first step patients will need to do is a medical assessment. When the patient is ready to receive the Myers Cocktail, the cocktail will be mixed in the clinic and will be administered through an IV. Patients should make sure they drink plenty of water and eat before they arrive for the Myers Cocktail. Patients can expect the treatment to last anywhere from five to 30 minutes.

Receive the Myers Cocktail at Angel Longevity

We understand how frustrating it can be when you are doing everything you can to have and maintain a healthy body, but something still isn’t right. The good news is that Myers Cocktail can be used to help treat a large number of chronic health conditions and improve one’s quality of life by helping them achieve the healthy body they deserve. Our purpose is to ensure our patients receive the best care and the latest therapies available in Functional Medicine. This is why we offer the Myers Cocktail.

Our knowledgeable staff is experienced in helping our patients face and overcome a wide variety of health concerns by creating personalized wellness programs to address each patient’s specific needs. Patients who are currently experiencing a chronic condition or are having a difficult time receiving the benefits of oral vitamins and nutrients, please call our office at 818-237-3943 to schedule your free wellness phone consultation with one of our specialists.

hormone replacement therapy

The Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy

Most women and men will feel the symptoms and effects of declining hormones. Women will naturally start to lose their hormones as early as their late 20s and early 30s. These hormones will decline until menopause begins around age 52. When menopause begins, many women will start to experience symptoms, such as hot flashes and night sweats. Factors such as stress, lack of proper nutrition, poor sleeping habits, smoking, lack of exercise, and excessive alcohol intake can cause hormones to decline even while a woman is still relatively young.

Pre-menopause is when women experience symptoms that are associated with the decline of the female hormones, especially progesterone, and can feel angry towards kids or their significant other. If menopause is treated at this stage, life can become more enjoyable again.

Men can suffer from hormonal imbalances just as women do. Testosterone levels steadily decline in men as they hit the age of 30. This phase is called andropause, or male menopause since the process and symptoms are similar to women’s menopause.

Treating Menopause and Andropause

While the symptoms of menopause and andropause can lower one’s quality of life, there is a solution. Hormone replacement therapy has helped many women and men decrease or get rid of their symptoms for menopause and andropause. Hormone replacement therapy is a procedure that replaces hormones with hormones that are identical on a molecular level. In this way, hormone levels can come back to a normal range and symptoms for both men and women can be alleviated.

The Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy

There are several benefits to undergoing hormone therapy. The benefits include the following:

⦁ Healthier moods: When sex hormones become balanced, healthier moods can be experienced. Sex hormones affect brain chemistry in both men and women by promoting neurotransmitters that send signals of calmness and contentment.

⦁ Regulated body temperature: When hormones are able to signal the hypothalamus in a balanced way, the body temperature is regulated properly. When hormones decline, body temperature can fluctuate and product hot flashes or night sweats.

⦁ Improved sexual function: Both men and women can experience low libido when hormones decline. When the sex hormones are balanced, libido can be improved, along with sexual function.

⦁ Thicker hair: For men, low testosterone levels can cause hair follicles to die away. Increasing free testosterone levels helps increase the thickness of hair and helps preserve hair follicles.

⦁ Weight loss: Both men and women, when deficient in hormones, can feel bloated, retain water or hold onto body fat. Reestablishing the proper hormone balance can lead to weight loss.

⦁ Improved sleep: The hypothalamus also sets the body’s cycles. When hormones are out of balance, the body’s cycle may not be set correctly. Regulating hormones can help the hypothalamus to set sleep cycles, making it easier for men and women to fall asleep.

Improve Hormone Imbalances at Angel Longevity

At Angel Longevity Center, we understand the challenges and upsets that can occur due to menopause and andropause and the symptoms associated with them. Thankfully, there is a solution to help improve one’s quality of life. We want to ensure that our patients receive optimal levels of care and the latest therapies available in Functional Medicine, which is why we offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for men and women.

Our knowledgeable staff is experienced in helping patients face and overcome a wide variety of health concerns by creating personalized wellness programs to address each patient’s specific needs. Patients who are currently in menopause or andropause, and are suffering from the symptoms that are associated with it, please call our office at 818-237-3943 to schedule your free wellness phone consultation with one of our specialists.

lupus

Alternative Therapies for Treating Lupus

Chronic diseases can be very uncomfortable and painful and it can be frustrating when there is no long-term solution for it. Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that is caused by the immune system attacking its own tissues and organs. The inflammation caused by lupus can affect the joints, skin, kidneys, heart, lungs, brain, and blood cells. While traditional medicine can help with the symptoms of lupus, there are alternative therapies that can improve the person’s quality of life for the long-term.

What is Lupus?

Lupus is when the immune system attacks its own tissues and organs, leaving many parts of the body inflamed. The inflammation can cause fatigue, joint pain, rash, and fever, all of which can flare-up periodically. A common symptom and indicator of lupus is a rash that occurs across the nose and on both cheeks, resembling a butterfly. However, not everyone who suffers from lupus has this symptom. Other lupus symptoms can include:

⦁ Dry eyes

⦁ Chest pain

⦁ Joint pain, stiffness or swelling

⦁ Sun intolerance

⦁ Headaches

⦁ Arthritis

⦁ Fatigue

⦁ Skin rashes

⦁ Fever

⦁ Seizures and psychosis

⦁ Kidney issues

⦁ Skin lesions from exposure to the sun

⦁ Pain while breathing

⦁ Hair loss

Alternative Treatments for Lupus

While there is no cure for lupus, there are many treatments available to help improve the symptoms of lupus and the person’s quality of life. Most treatments for lupus are intended to decrease the amount of flare-ups that occur through autoimmune suppressing drugs. We believe there are therapies other than drugs that can help improve symptoms just as well, if not better. The alternative treatments that can help improve lupus symptoms include:

IV Nutrient Therapy: IV therapy is a powerful form of treatment that can be combined with other therapies to help the body recover from many health issues. By feeding vitamins and nutrients to the body’s organs through an IV, the body is able to fully absorb and use all of the vitamins and nutrients. Otherwise, they would have to be processed through the liver, stomach, and intestines, which can render substances inactive or reduce their potency.

Phospholipid Exchange Therapy:  Chemicals from preservatives in foods, pesticides, and even some prescription drugs can stay in the body on a cellular level, which can cause dysfunction throughout the body. Phospholipid exchange replaces toxic fatty oils with cleaner versions of fatty oils by injecting phosphatidylcholine (PC), the main component of cellular membranes, into the bloodstream in order to make it available for use in cell membranes.

Chelation Therapy: Chelation therapy uses medicines that remove both toxic and non-toxic metals from the body. Toxic metals such as mercury, arsenic, lead, and cadmium are known to interfere with many biological functions within the body. Chelation therapy helps guide these metals out of the body and has been used for decades to improve many health conditions.

Improve Lupus Symptoms at Angel Longevity

At Angel Longevity Center, we understand how difficult and frustrating it can be to live with a chronic disease without any long-term treatment plan. While lupus cannot be cured, there are many alternative options that can be taken to improve one’s quality of life. We want to ensure that our patients receive optimal levels of care and the latest therapies available in Functional Medicine. Our friendly staff is experienced in helping patients face and overcome a wide variety of health concerns by creating personalized wellness programs to address each patient’s specific needs. Patients who have been diagnosed with lupus and are suffering from the symptoms that are associated with it, please call our office at 818-237-3943 to schedule your free wellness phone consultation with one of our Los Angeles lupus specialists.

hyperthyroidism

What to do About an Overactive Thyroid

The thyroid is one of the most important parts of the body as it releases hormones that are responsible for regulating the body’s metabolism, heart rate and how fast the body burns calories. The thyroid also works to synthesize energy from proteins, carbs, and fats, along with helping the body regulate energy and heat. When an imbalance occurs with the thyroid hormone, two situations can occur, an overactive or underactive thyroid. It hasn’t been until recent years that people have even been able to find information about an overactive thyroid and what to do about it.

Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism is an overactive thyroid and occurs when the thyroid produces too much of the thyroid hormone than what the body needs. This results in hyperthyroid symptoms. Some of the symptoms that can occur with an overactive thyroid include:

⦁ Mood swings

⦁ Fatigue/muscle weakness

⦁ Nervousness

⦁ Hand tremors

⦁ Irregular heartbeat

⦁ Trouble sleeping

⦁ Frequent bowel movements

⦁ Weight loss

⦁ Enlarged thyroid gland

⦁ Heat intolerance

Hyperthyroidism is most common in women over 60 years old; those with other thyroid disorders have a higher chance of developing hyperthyroidism in the future. An overactive thyroid can be caused by Graves’ disease, benign thyroid tumors, or certain medications.

What to do About Hyperthyroidism

When a person experiences any of the symptoms of hyperthyroidism or thinks they may have a thyroid problem, they can get tested. Doctors will normally use a test that measures thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and thyroid hormone output (thyroxine or T4 and triiodothyronine or T3). However, it has been shown by scientific studies that TSH is an unreliable indicator of thyroid function. Free T3 and free T4 are more reliable to determine the status of the thyroid. Additionally, thyroid antibodies can be checked for, as well as reverse T3. When getting tested for thyroid conditions, be sure to request a test that will check the free T3, free T4, and thyroid antibodies.

If you have been tested and found to have hyperthyroidism, you can be treated for it by a thyroid specialist. No two people who have a thyroid disorder are the same, which means there is no one treatment that can work for every person. Your treatment will be tailored to your situation.

Additionally, lifestyle and home remedies along with treatment can benefit a person with an overactive thyroid greatly. The following suggestions and tips can help reduce the symptoms of hyperthyroidism:

⦁ Supplements: One of the symptoms of hyperthyroidism is losing weight. If you have lost a lot of weight or have experienced muscle wasting, you may need to supplement your diet with more protein or more calories until the hyperthyroidism is under control.

⦁ Calcium and Vitamin D: Hyperthyroidism may contribute to thinning bones, which makes it important to get enough calcium and vitamin D every day. The appropriate amount of each is different for each person. Many people, especially in colder regions, tend to not have enough vitamin D to begin with. Speak with your doctor to know the appropriate amount to be taken.

Reduce the Symptoms of Overactive Thyroid at Angel Longevity

At Angel Longevity Center, we want to ensure that our patients receive optimal levels of care and the latest therapies available in Functional Medicine. Our friendly staff is experienced in helping patients face and overcome a wide variety of health concerns by creating personalized wellness programs to address each patient’s specific needs. Patients who have been diagnosed with an overactive thyroid and are suffering from the symptoms associated with it, please call our office at 818-237-3943 to schedule your free wellness phone consultation with one of our Los Angeles thyroid specialists.

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Treating Multiple Sclerosis with Holistic Medicine

We understand that having a debilitating disease, such as multiple sclerosis, without any real solutions can be upsetting and frustrating. Multiple sclerosis is a rare disease in which the immune system eats away at the protective covering of the nerves. The resulting nerve damage disrupts communication between the brain and the body. Although medical treatments can help, they cannot cure the condition, which leaves people feeling hopeless. The good news is that there are alternative treatments, such as holistic medicine, that can improve the symptoms of multiple sclerosis and improve one’s quality of life.

Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

Some people may be free of multiple sclerosis symptoms for most of their life, while others can have severe chronic symptoms. Symptoms include:

⦁ Pain in back or eyes

⦁ Tremors

⦁ Muscular cramping

⦁ Fatigue

⦁ Dizziness

⦁ Heat intolerance

⦁ Poor balance or vertigo

⦁ Abnormality of taste

⦁ Reduced sensation of touch

⦁ Excessive urination at night

⦁ Blurred vision, double vision or vision loss

⦁ Mood swings

⦁ Slurred speech

Holistic Treatments for Multiple Sclerosis

There are a number of holistic treatments that can improve the symptoms of multiple sclerosis. While these treatments can improve one’s quality of life, they are not a cure for multiple sclerosis. Holistic treatments that can benefit an individual who has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis include:

⦁ Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation: UBI helps men and women utilize the healing power of the sun’s rays by directly putting it into their bloodstream. Because of its profound photochemical, biochemical and physiological effects, it has been a great value in treating a wide variety of diseases. When blood is exposed to the ultraviolet light, pathogens and bacteria get killed and the blood becomes charged with more energy. The blood’s oxygen level becomes increased, which improves overall immune function.

⦁ Phospholipid Exchange Therapy: Chemicals from preservatives in foods, pesticides, and even some prescription drugs can stay in the body on a cellular level, which can cause dysfunction throughout the body. Phospholipid exchange replaces toxic fatty oils with cleaner versions of fatty oils by injecting phosphatidylcholine (PC), the main component of cellular membranes, into the bloodstream in order to make it available for use in cell membranes. Phospholipid exchange therapy replenishes fats and oils in the correct proportion within cell membranes and inside cells.

⦁ Intravenous IV Therapy: IV therapy has been known to be a powerful tool in combination with other therapies to help the body recover from many health issues. IV nutrition feeds vitamins, minerals, and other natural substances directly into a patient’s bloodstream, which then bypasses the digestive system. In this way, nutrients are brought directly to the organ systems of the body.

⦁ Chelation Therapy: Chelation therapy uses medicines that remove both toxic and non-toxic metals from the body. Toxic metals, such as mercury, cadmium, and lead, are known to interfere with many biological functions within the body, and chelation therapy allows these metals to bind together in the bloodstream and guides them out of the body, which results in an overall higher immune system and improve overall health.

Ease the Pain of Multiple Sclerosis at Angel Longevity

At Angel Longevity Center, we want to ensure that our patients receive optimal levels of care and the latest therapies available in Functional Medicine. Our friendly staff is experienced in helping patients face and overcome a wide variety of health concerns by creating personalized wellness programs to address each patient’s specific needs. Patients who have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and are suffering from the pain and symptoms associated with it, please call our office at (818) 294-7123 to schedule your free wellness phone consultation with one of our Los Angeles multiple sclerosis specialists.