About Dr. Joseph Dubroff, ND: Specializing In HCG Weight Loss, Prolotherapy, Auto Immune Diseases, IV Nutrition Therapy and Thyroid Disorders – Naturopathic Doctor – Carlsbad, Newport Beach, Ladera Ranch, San Diego County, California
About Dr. Joseph Dubroff, ND - Dr Dubroff received his bachelor's in biology at the University of Mass in Boston in 1997. He attained his doctorate in naturopathy from The National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, OR in 2002.
Naturopaths are recognized as primary care doctors in the state of California.
Dr Dubroff is an alternative doctor and practices a three prong approach to holistic medicine. Scientific evidence based botanical/nutritional medicine, stimulating the individual’s natural resources to heal (homeopathy and hydrotherapy) and diet and lifestyle to promote and insure health and wellness.
Dr Dubroff completed a year long residency in mental health and homeopathic applications during his schooling at NCNM. He has given many lectures in the community as well as hospital and other medical settings. He has also designed a year long CME course on alternative medical applications for mental health professionals.
Dr Dubroff started his clinical practice in Portland, OR where he served as a preceptor doctor training students in homeopathy for NCNM. He moved to LA in 2007 to work with an orthopedic surgeon for 2 years before starting his own practice in Orange/San Diego County.
About IV Therapy
IV (intravenous) therapy is used to administer nutrients (vitamins and minerals) and other medicines directly into the blood stream. Because this method bypasses the need for medicines to be absorbed through the digestive system nutrients are better able to tissues in need. For instance high oral intake of nutrients is simply not possible due to digestive/absorptive limitations. One good example of this is the use of Vitamin C in trying to overcome a cold due to a viral infection. The useful antiviral effects of Vit C are seen when 10-15 mg/dl. This level is achievable with IV therapy but usually not with oral dosing. Oral dosage usually peaks with levels at around 1.2-4 mg/dl vs IV therapy levels of 50-90 mg/dl. Besides digestive/absorptive limitations our capacity to absorb can be altered through increasing age and digestive functional changes, the experience of stress, becoming immune compromised, experience of impaired digestive function, many chronic illnesses, etc.
Simply stated IV therapy patient's blood nutrient levels rise more significantly then orally administration would ever allow for a number of reasons. These optimal levels promote a generalized healing and have tremendous effects upon metabolism, energy and disease prevention and treatment.
IV formulas are specifically designed based on individual health needs. Specific blood tests 9i.e. Intracellular Nutrient and Antioxidant Testing) can be done to assess if there are any nutrient deficiencies.
Examples of Conditions Treated with IV Therapy:
Chronic Bacterial or Viral Infections
Chronic Sinus Pain and Infections
Improved Athletic Performance
Immune System Deficiencies
Compromised Immune Function/Autoimmunity (Hashimoto's, Rheumatoid Arthritis, SLE, etc)
Ulcerative Colitis/Crohn's Disease
Neurological Disorders-Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS
Heart health-the clearing of arterial plaque build up
Heavy Metal Chelation Therapy
Addictions and Narcotic Withdrawal
Organ System Support and Rejuvenation
HCG Weight Loss:
Homeopathic HCG and Internet Programs:
are they effective and are they safe?
Actual HCG hormone, not homeopathic HCG, is a safe and effective program for weight loss.
The actual hormone HCG must legally be prescribed by a licensed doctor.
Many people are purchasing homeopathic HCG from the internet. It is doubtful that homeopathic HCG will have the same results as the actual hormone HCG. Homeopathic HCG is diluted to such a point that it is completely unreasonable to expect any level of actual HCG hormone in homeopathic preparations. It is the hormonal action of HCG that is thought to produce weight loss along with a restricted calorie diet. The benefits of homeopathic HCG weight loss are solely the result of a 500 calorie diet. It is not uncommon for people to come see me post homeopathy hcg/500 calorie diet with their hair falling out and trouble with metabolic recovery. Our programs starts at 1000-1200 calorie diets. People report not being hungry on this program and typically are very pleased with their weight loss, typically 3-5 lbs a week. I'm yet to experience any metabolic down regulating affects as in a 500 calorie homeopathic diet programs….homeopathic hcg is not the hormone Hcg.
Our Modified 1000 Calorie Hcg Diet:
To be successful in losing weight it must first be determined by a medical professional if there are any possible medical conditions that are in the way of weight loss. A series of questions followed by appropriate lab work if necessary will determine if there are medical issues that need to be addressed. Sound nutritional counseling will ensure keeping the weight off for the long run.
There is no need to start with a 500 calorie diet. Our modified hcg program blends a limited caloric intake (starting at 1000 calories) with a ketogenic diet (20-60 grams of carbohydrates a day). When the body consumes low carbohydrates it must start breaking down fat reserves to meet blood sugar needs. Ketogenic diets mean limited bread, rice, pasta, potatoes and corn. Of course this also means absolutely no soda, candy or processed snack foods. Fruit and complex vegetable carbohydrates are allowed in limited quantities. In our modified hcg program we teach you to count calories to achieve Hcg success while also counting carbs to achieve ketogenic success. Hcg causes increased utilization of fat reserves during a limited caloric intake while the ketogenic shift towards decreasing carbohydrates further demands the use of fat reserves. This combination is a winning rapid weight loss program.
This initial approach is usually all that is needed for most people to lose between 3-5 lbs a week.
Natural Medicine and Hypothyroid
There is no need to stay fatigued because conventional medicine does not have the answer to your fatigue!
Many Natural Medical Answers to Hypothyroid
Supplemental medicine geared at symptoms and lab findings
Environmental Treatment: exposure to Halogens such as Fluoride and Bromine can impair Iodine and thyroid function.
Thyroid function and adrenal function are one very important hormonal relationship.
A Big Myth About Hypothyriodism:
Have you been told that your blood work rules out thyroid issues?
Do you still have all the typical symptoms listed at the top of this page?
Have you had fatigue and weight gain ever since pregnancy?
If the answer is yes, then………………..
You are probably Hypothyroid!
The conventional diagnosis of hypothyroidism rests on both a high blood Thyroid-stimulating-Hormone (TSH) and a low level of the inactive thyroid hormone thyroxine (T4). TSH, produced in the brain, stimulates the production of T4, produced in the thyroid, which is then converted to T3 which is the active thyroid hormone. But many people with hypothyroid have normal TSH and T4 levels. This is because these two indicators alone are not sensitive enough for all cases of hypothyroidism. There are a number of tests that can be performed that more adequately assess thyroid function.
An Easy at Home Test:
Many health experts believe the basal body temperature-the temperature of your body at rest-is the most sensitive test of thyroid function. The test is simple all you need is a thermometer.
Plan to take the test first thing in the morning after you wake. this is because it is important to measure your temp after a full nights sleep.
Before you go to bed shake down your thermometer to below 95 degrees and keep it by your bed.
Immediately upon waking, place the thermometer under your armpit, held in place by your arm pressed agaisn't your side for a count of 10.
Read and record the temp and the date.
Repeat the test for at least 3 days at the same time of day.
An average reading of between 97.6 and 98.2 is normal. Anything lower could indicate hypothyroid.
Note: Menstruating women have to take the test upon their second, third and fourth day of menstruation. Men and post menopausal women can take their temp at any time.
It is now widely believed by a large body of researches and doctors that these blood indices alone are insufficient for uncovering all cases of hypothyroidism or otherwise under active metabolism.
Has Standard Thyroid Medicine Fallen Short: covering all the possibilities
There are a number of considerations that should be addressed. In general hormones tend to work together and have many effects upon each other. Environmental considerations at times can block receptor function and lead to low T3 levels/hypothyroidism.
Anemia and other conditions can express as fatigue and need to be considered.
Estrogen dominance this is where there is more estrogen then progesterone-this is typical of perimenopausal.
Low Testosterone - can mimic many of the symptoms of hypothyroid.
Altered Adrenal Function: responsible for the stress response as well as metabolism and energy. Depleted hormones such as Cortisol and DHEA can increase the demands upon the thyroid.
Heavy Metals may be blocking the conversion of T4 to T3-inactive to active hormone.
Prolotherapy: an impressive solution to all sorts of physical pains
Get Pain Free
Heals and regenerates injured tissues.
The major alternative to surgical procedures for chronic pain.
Needle procedure treats interface of ligaments, tendons and or cartilage.
Easy to assess need and expected results.
Prolotherapy is a very effective treatment for many forms of musculoskeletal pain. This is because prolotherapy targets ligaments, cartilage and tendon (LCT) structures that our often at the bottom of many pain syndromes. The musculoskeletal system has to be highly flexible and adaptable to physical demands while maintaining structural integrity. This is no small demand considering the constant movement of the human body. LCT tissues stabilize and move bony structures along joints allowing the body a wide array of fluid movements. But LCT tissues can be injured just like any other part of the body. For example an unexpected step off a street curb and an injury might arise to the knee, ankle and or even one's lower back. The stability of the body is what LCT structures are all about. Wear and tear to these tissues is a very, very common occurrence for the general public. Athletic injuries can especially leave LCT tissues weakened and injured and in need of attention.
Now consider that unless there is a significant tear or destruction of tissue in an LCT structure there typically will not be positive findings with diagnostic imaging. Unstable or injured LCT structures are for the most part not visible with modern diagnostic imaging. LCT structures hold joints in stable positions based on the health of those tissues. A weak foundation leads to all sorts of problems in house, home and body. LCT syndromes are probably responsible for the vast majority of pain syndromes not corrected by conservative medical management (such as chiropractic and or physical therapy) when there are negative diagnostic imaging studies.
Try Prolo if More Conservative Measures Have Not Produced Results
What is Prolotherapy
Prolotherapy creates a regenerative process in injured and unstable ligaments, tendons and cartilage tissues. This is done by injecting a solution of sterile water, 12.5 % dextrose solution (sugar water) and lidocaine at the bone/ligament interface. Research indicates that even what is called dry needling (no injectable solution) is proven to reduce pain when injecting in injured LCT tissues. After a prolotherapy treatment LCT tissues heal and strengthen over a 4-6 week period. The strength of Prolotherapy is that it restores and regenerates the health of LCT tissues creating more stable joints and reducing associated pain.
Prolotherapy is a very safe effective treatment for all sorts of physical pains when compared to surgery
An Alternative to Surgery
More and more the public has growing concerns for surgical treatment of musculoskeletal pain. Surgery can be very helpful but it should be used as a last resort. Prolotherapy in one study has been shown effective in managing patients that had a history of poor surgical outcomes (Failed Back Syndrome). Pain Physician. 2005 Apr 8(2);167-83.
Mayo Clinic on Prolotherapy
As of April 2005, doctors at the Mayo Clinic began supporting prolotherapy. Mayo Clinic doctors list the areas that are most likely to benefit from prolotherapy treatment as ankles, knees, elbows, and the sacroiliac joint at the low back. The Mayo clinic reports that "unlike steroid injections — which may provide temporary relief — prolotherapy involves a more permanent strengthening and healing by stimulating tissue growth.
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