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New Hope for Families and Sufferers of Multiple Sclerosis – Reversing the Risk Factors – By Dr. C. E. Gant, MD, PhD – Functional Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Alternative Medicine, Holistic Medicine – Washington D.C., New York, California, Florida, Nationwide

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New Hope for Families and Sufferers of Multiple Sclerosis – Reversing the Risk Factors – By Dr. C. E. Gant, MD, PhD – Functional Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Alternative Medicine, Holistic Medicine – Washington D.C., New York, California, Florida, Nationwide


Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory, severe, usually progressive, autoimmune, demyelinating, mildly inheritable disease of the central nervous system which many studies suggest is rapidly increasing in prevalence and incidence (1). The earliest symptoms of MS include psychological distress, fatigue, numbness, impaired vision, loss of balance, weakness and even bladder dysfunction, and they usually begin in early adulthood.

With conventional management of MS, these symptoms can wax and wane for up to 30 years, but in roughly 50% of all cases MS steadily progresses to severe disability and premature death killing about 3,000 Americans a year. MS is named for the many scars it produces in the brain and spinal cord as white blood cells (T cells) attack the myelin insulation around neurons. MS afflicts between 250,000 and 350,000 Americans per year.

Drug therapies can slow progression of MS but usually cannot put it into prolonged remission. The multiplicity of probable or proven risk factors – toxic (e.g., heavy metals), infectious (e.g., herpes), psycho-emotional, gastro-intestinal, allergic (e.g., gluten), lifestyle and nutritional – risk factors which undoubtedly worsen MS, and the power of integrative medicine to neutralize such causalities, should offer new hope for MS sufferers. For example, long-term, hyperbaric oxygen therapy alone has been shown to slow or remit the disease (2, 3) and applying hyperbaric oxygen simultaneously with nutritional intravenous therapies (NIHA Relox therapy) is likely to accelerate healing of MS even more.

Advances in Functional Medicine (Academy of Functional Medicine) and Genomics (4) should excite even more hope for those suffering from MS as well as their families, because now the unique, toxic, infectious, cognitive-emotional, gastro-intestinal, allergic, endocrine, lifestyle and nutritional risk factors in each individual can be sorted out.

Through state-of-the-art, laboratory, diagnostic testing, Functional Medicine and Predictive Genomics allows clinicians and patients to co-design a long term recovery plan which focuses on reversing the specific risk factors in each unique patient with MS. By targeting treatment to specific risk factors, instead of guessing based on statistically possible factors or clinical hunches, a wide array of possible causative risk factors can be honed down to several likely candidates, thus saving money, lessening side effects and increasing efficacy.

If you would like more information on an Integrative and Functional Medicine approach to MS, contact us and/or read the Medline-published review by Dr. Parris Kidd (5).


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(1) http://www.neurology.org/content/58/1/136.abstract


(2) Fischer BH, Marks M, Reich T. Hyperbaric oxygen treatment of multiple sclerosis. New Engl J Med 1983;308:181-186.


(3) Perrins DJD, James PB. Long-term study on hyperbaric oxygenation for multiple sclerosis. Bedford, United Kingdom: Federation of Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centers; 1996.


(4) http://www.gdx.net/core/patient-brochures/Genomics-Brochure.pdf


(5) Parris M. Kidd, PhD (2001) Multiple Sclerosis, An Autoimmune Inflammatory Disease: Prospects for its Integrative Management, Alternative Medicine Review, Volume 6,


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Dr. C.E. Gant is a featured contributor on My Healthiest Life. To read more about Dr. C.E Gant and/or to learn more about the Academy of Functional Medicine, Just Go Here:

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Dr. C. E. Gant, MD, PhD – Functional Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Alternative Medicine, Holistic Medicine – Washington D.C., New York, California, Florida, Nationwide

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Dr. C. E. Gant, MD, PhD – Functional Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Alternative Medicine, Holistic Medicine – Washington D.C., New York, California, Florida, Nationwide


About Dr. Gant

Specialty:
Functional Medicine , Predictive Genomics and Psychotherapy

Practice Philosophy:
Functional Medicine is a way to determine the underlying biochemical causes/risk factors of all medical and psychological disorders, and I meld nutritional, detoxification and standard medical care with mindfulness-based psychotherapies to provide an authentic, holistic (mind, body & spirit) approach to care.

Areas of Focus:
Non-pharmaceutical natural options for AD/HDAddiction/Substance Abuse  (drug, alcohol, nicotine addiction), and Mood Disorders (depression, anxiety). Supporting the body with natural remedies.


Formal Training/Education:

B.S. in Chemistry – Hampden-Sydney College

M.D. – University of Virginia Medical School

Postgraduate Training in Family Practice, Psychiatry and Psychology  (Ph.D)

Watch Dr. Gant's video interview on The Integrative Medicine Experience

Dr. Gant specializes in Functional Medicine and Predictive Genomics (gene testing). By defining his patient's unique biochemical and genetic risk factors, he is able to address many root causes of their chronic medical and psychological problems. Dr. Gant also integrates mindfulness-based psychotherapies to address psychospiritual issues.

Dr. CE Gant has practiced Functional Medicine , Holistic and Integrative Medicine and Psychotherapy for  over 36 years. While in private practice and while serving in medical directorships and consultancies to many clinics and hospitals in the Central New York area over decades, Dr. Gant instituted and perfected various integrative treatment regimens of nutritional therapy, detoxification, neurotransmitter, hormonal and metabolic rebalancing, and mindfulness-based, reconstructive psychotherapies, to support the recoveries of his patients from all kinds of common, chronic medical and psychiatric disorders.

Dr. Gant has treated many kinds of medical disorders such as cancer and cardiovascular disease, but a significant portion of his work has focused on natural, drug-free treatments for brain disorders such as AD/HD, Addiction (prescription drugs, tobacco, alcohol, other drugs), and Mood Disorders (depression). His work spanning most of 4 decades is summarized in various publications such as the books: ADD and ADHD: Complementary/Alternative Medicine (CAM) Solutions (2008- 2nd edition),End Your Addiction Now (2010- Square One Publishers)End Nicotine Addiction Now (2010- 2nd edition), and ADHD (Attentional Disintegration of Hurt and Distress) Therapies, Basic Concepts in Integrative, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (2003).  He teaches these topics via lectures, workshops and webinar trainings (see: www.AcademyofFunctionalMedicine.com.)
 

Dr. CE Gant's philosophy. Dr. Gant concentrates most intensively on the molecular aspects of care because of the astonishing paucity of such therapeutic opportunities for those suffering from causative nutritional deficiencies, toxicities, neurotransmitter, hormonal/metabolic abnormalities, and genetic vulnerabilities to all of the above. Amassed scientific research strongly suggests that the solutions to alcohol, tobacco and drug addiction (#1 cause of death and disability), to common mental disorders such as AD/HD, depression and anxiety, and to most chronic medical disorders, awaits us at the molecular level of understanding. Rather than merely covering up symptoms with drugs, we should be using a science-based, diagnostic approach to precisely identify and reverse the molecular causes of psychological and physical suffering. Dr. Gant has been branded a "healer" but he believes that identification with  such egotistical labels is limiting. He does not envision healing as an end unto itself, however well perfected certain methodologies become. Instead he sees healing as a means to an end, because the longer we can stay reasonably healthy and enjoy mental clarity, the more potential we have to discover a spiritual purpose for being alive and functional, and to joyfully share our human experience with others.


 

First Priority in Providing Health Care

Diagnose and Treat the Root Biochemical Causes of Suffering

For nearly 4 decades I have provided “healthcare” for 10s of thousands of patients. In my opinion, authentic “care” entails taking the time and making the effort to deeply understand the root, unique, physical causes of each patient’s suffering. I have become skilled at reversing chronic medical and psychiatric disorders because I address the actual biochemical causes, but I would never label myself as a healer. I only facilitate a release of my patient’s biochemical potential for self-healing, which is already written into the very fabric of their 100+ trillion cells. Practitioners who define themselves as “healers” could not possess such knowledge about our vast, innate, self-regulating capacity to heal, and they must consequently limit their capacity to provide authentic “care.”

The knowledge originating from providing decades of health “care” has led me to realize that the so-called “healthcare crisis” is a crisis of ignorance, a preoccupation with diagnostic labels and diseases which somehow magically “just happen” without well-defined causes. I “care” to much about my patients to allow them to suffer from this delusion, so one of my first tasks as a healthcare provider is to make it clear that all chronic diseases, maladies, disorders and illnesses are merely fantasized labels for various types of mental and physical suffering that we had invented over the ages before we had the science to know what the underlying causes actually were. Now that the physical causes of most diseases are well known, I “care-fully” and urgently suggest to my patients, practitioners and now to you, that we all break through this ignorance and achieve far better outcomes than we are currently getting.

The healthcare field uniquely epitomizes a level of ignorance which I have not seen in other walks of life. For example, highway engineers would never describe a breakdown of transportation infrastructure in terms of certain “bridge diseases” or “road disorders.” Instead, they would describe that breakdown in terms of the infrastructure’s composition, such as the wear and tear on its constitutional steel, concrete and asphalt. Furthermore, they would describe certain factors which are “toxic” to the longevity of our roads and bridges, such as salt and extreme weather conditions, and suggest methods for limiting those “aging” effects. Why has the healthcare system failed to define health problems in this way?

Essential Molecules

Essentially, the infrastructure of your body is made of certain classes of molecules: 20+ amino acids (from protein), several essential fatty acids (e.g., omega 3’s from fish oil), essential vitamins, essential minerals, oxygen, fiber, water, sunlight (photons are particles too) and enzymes (from raw foods like uncooked fruit). Note that these are essential, which implies that if any of these are deficient enough, the basic mechanisms underlying life must (by definition) breakdown, and symptoms, maladies, illnesses, disorders and diseases must occur.

Functional Medicine Testing

Out of “caring” for my patient’s “health,” I must not let this happen, so I routinely order functional medicine testing to diagnose precisely what is deficient in each and every patient, and then replenish those missing, essential items. (seewww.AcademyofFunctionalMedicine.com,www.FunctionalMedicine.org and www.HealthSolutionCenter.com)

More importantly, I also order in-depth, diagnostic testing for toxins (AKA – “Toxic Load”), which accelerate a breakdown of my patient’s infrastructure, contributing to the appearance of symptoms and “diseases,” accelerating aging and causing premature death. If you cared for someone being poisoned, would you sit idly by and let it happen? How can we practitioners let this happen under the guise of providing “care?” And since medications are also contributing toxins, mostly prescribed to merely cover up symptoms, I am interested in eventually detoxifying those as well, so that my patient’s innate, self-healing mechanisms can be restored.

Some of the classes of toxins which I routinely test for and address are:

1) All drugs, especially addictive, brain-injurious, psychotropic chemicals (alcohol, tobacco, illicit or prescribed chemicals).

2) Heavy metals, especially mercury, cadmium, arsenic and lead.

3) Mycotoxins (myco = mold or fungus toxins, derived from chronic intestinal, sinus infections, toxic living environments).

4) Toxic, allergy-causing food proteins.

5) Environmental toxins, especially petrochemicals (toxins from solvents, cleaners and petroleum products) and halogens (chlorine, fluorine and bromine).

6) Toxins derived from chronic infections such as Lyme, gastrointestinal organisms (unfriendly bacteria and parasites), dental toxins (abscessed root canals and implants).

7) Junk-food toxins, especially trans fats and all processed carbohydrates (also addictive).

8 ) Polluted air and water (requires air and water purifiers).

9) EM pollution (EM = ElectroMagnetic – microwaves, fluorescent lighting, generators).

Neurotransmitters

A third important class of molecules which contributes to a healthy functioning of our body’s and brain’s infrastructure are the cell-to-cell communicators called neurotransmitters and hormones, which are synthesized from nutrients. If these are imbalanced or deficient, especially during certain hormonally stressful periods of life, like menopause or when my patients use drugs, take medications and/or abuse alcohol, I routinely replenish these natural (bio-identical), “feel good” molecules to help stabilize their mood, clear thinking, attentiveness and function.

How could I let my patients struggle through life with easily correctable depression, anxiety and AD/HD and continue to call myself a competent, caring doctor? Why would I prescribe bizarre, psychotropic chemicals with serious side effects when natural interventions are safer, less expensive, sustainable and more effective?

Genetic Testing

Finally, some of my patients suffer from a fourth infrastructure problem – genetic quirks (called polymorphisms) – which interfere with their proper utilization of nutrients listed above, with their detoxification abilities and with their optimal synthesis of hormones and neurotransmitters. Genetic testing is especially useful when nutritional repletion, detoxification and neurotransmitter/hormonal balancing is unsuccessful, which is unusual. To “care” for my patients means to fully understand them, and I am compelled to go the extra mile and understand their genetic vulnerabilities too. Genetic testing can be an integral part of that care in some patients.

Warning! Unless specially trained, your healthcare practitioner is not functional medicine competent. They probably don’t know how to diagnose or treat the underlying causes of chronic medical and psychiatric disorders. Your doctor was probably trained like me, to prescribe toxic chemicals (drugs) to cover up the symptoms caused by these root determinants of chronic diseases described above, or to perform surgery or radiation therapies (e.g., poison, cut and burn respectively), all of which can be life saving technologies for the very worst, acute or end-stage breakdown of one’s infrastructure.

But if you actually cared for someone, would you only offer to cut, burn or poison them? Would you only declare war on their bodies or would you also look for sustainable, diplomatic solutions?

TV and Hollywood shows such as Bones and Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCSI) have popularized the power of functional medicine testing in solving crimes. Strangely, these powerful technologies are not taught to healthcare practitioners to “catch” the culprits causing chronic medical and psychiatric problems!

However, they are becoming increasingly available in a direct-to-consumer testing format (e.g., www.labcorp.com), so that smart consumers like you don’t have to wait several decades for the over-regulation-stymied and pharmaceutical-profit-obsessed healthcare system to catch up with this technological revolution.

Integrative Medicine

Care for yourself and those you love by self-testing for nutritional deficiencies, toxicities, neurotransmitter and hormonal imbalances, and even genetic quirks, and release your/their inner, innate healing capacities. Your consumer activism can take us all one step closer to authentic healthcare reform.

Unfortunately, medical school curricula do not include courses such as “caring for and loving your patients 101” or “authentic healing technologies 203.” The terms love, care and healing are hardly even mentioned. We are taught to maintain a “clinical detachment” and to not get too wrapped up in a deep, abiding concern for our patients. But I am certain that a career of deeply caring for my patient’s outcomes has been the essential element which has compelled me to go beyond the superficial “covering up” of symptoms with drugs, and to search more deeply for the actual roots of my patient’s suffering.

As I have become an expert in nutritional, toxicological, hormonal and genetic science, I now see that all healthcare systems throughout the world are misrepresenting themselves by suggesting that authentic care is actually being delivered. “Caring” for our patient’s minds, bodies and spirits must be inextricably linked to competence in functional medicine otherwise we are guilty of fraud.

Call it good science or a higher standard of care. Call it holistic, integrative or complementary medicine. I simply call it caring, and I encourage you to expect nothing less from your healthcare practitioner.


The Academy of Functional Medicine, Dentistry and Psychology


The Academy of Functional Medicine, Dentistry and Psychology offers training courses in functional medicine to healthcare practitioners and health coaches. Functional medicine examines primary prevention and underlying causes instead of the symptoms for serious chronic disease with the goal of understanding each individual patient’s physiological, environmental, and psychosocial contexts within which his or her illnesses or dysfunctions occur.

Functional medicine seeks to control or reverse each person’s physiological imbalances through individualized therapy based primarily on laboratory diagnostic testing performed by certified, specialized laboratories. Enhancement of patients’/client’s self- empowerment with a collaborative relationship between patient/client and healthcare practitioner or health coach, based on an understanding and knowledge of a patient’s/client’s unique biochemistry, metabolism, toxicology and genetics as determined by laboratory testing is the goal in all encounters.

The textbook: Laboratory Evaluations for Integrative and Functional Medicine by Drs. Lord and Bralley (also on CD) will be provided.

For more info visit: http://www.academyoffunctionalmedicine.com


 

 

 

Acupuncture Is Proven To Be Effective In Reducing Fertility Stress – By George Mandler, LDN, LicAC – Acupuncture, Nutrition, Digestive Disorders, Food Sensitivities, Infertility, Pain Management, Fatigue, Allergies – Stow, Massachusetts

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Acupuncture Is Proven To Be Effective In Reducing Fertility Stress – By George Mandler, LDN, LicAC – Acupuncture, Nutrition, Digestive Disorders, Food Sensitivities, Infertility, Pain Management, Fatigue, Allergies – Stow, Massachusetts


Acupuncture and in particular Chinese Medicine is a proven technique for increasing conception rates.   Massachusetts is one of 16 states that require insurance companies to cover ART (Assisted Reproductive Technologies) which is a cost we all incur.  The cost for a single IVF cycle is at minimum $10,000.  The goal of ARTs is to have a baby, but ignores the health of the mother and father.     A much more cost effective approach that improves the well being of all involved is Chinese Medicine which includes acupuncture, herbal medicine and diet.    ART is necessary in cases where conception naturally is not possible.  However in the vast majority of cases by utilizing Chinese Medicine alone a couple will conceive a healthy baby – especially for couples with 'unexplained' fertility.   Most often Chinese Medicine diagnosis will uncover imbalances that are hindering conception.  Appropriate treatment with nutrition, acupuncture and herbal medicine will correct imbalances thereby having healthier mother and supporting conception, implantation, carrying pregnancy to term, and a healthier postpartum.

One of the mechanisms whereby acupuncture may help with conception is by reducing stress.   There is little doubt that inserting needles into someone causing positive physiological responses that are beyond one just lying on a table listing to relaxing music. Also we've heard stories where a couple 'tried and tried' to get pregnant, but then gave up or went on vacation and got pregnant.    A recent study concluded (full text here) that "Acupuncture may be a useful intervention to assist with the reduction of infertility-related stress."    It certainly depends on each individual.  Some people just cannot turn off their minds to calm their nervous system (which is a major cause of 'unexplained infertility') enough to let the needles do their job (it is subtle energy).   The individuals may benefit from other mind-body awareness exercises such as biofeedback and deep tissue massages or just a vacation with their loved one to a warm and sunny place.  But for the majority of fertility patients acupuncture is a wonderful tool to assist the conception process whether they are choosing to use ART or conceive naturally.

Yours In Health,

George Mandler

Licensed Acupuncturist, Licensed Dietitian, Chinese Herbalist

Dr. Screven Edgerton, OB/GYN – Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Doctor, Functional Medicine Doctor, Anti-Aging Doctor, Weight Management, Nutrition and Detoxification, Brain Wellness, Acupuncture Treatment – Austin, Texas

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Dr. Screven Edgerton, OB/GYN - Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Doctor, Functional Medicine Doctor, Anti-Aging Doctor, Weight Management, Food Allergies, Massage Therapy, Natural Menopause Treatment, Adrenal Fatigue, Perimenopause Nutrition and Detoxification, Brain Wellness, Acupuncture Treatment – Austin, Texas


Dr. Edgerton is a board certified OB/GYN. His interest in bioidentical hormone replacement started years ago when he realized many of his patients were not improving with some of the standard medical regimens.  Research and study led him to understand that there is a wealth of scientific literature to support supplementation with more natural forms of many medicines.  He now feels he can best help his patients and add life to years as well as years to life.

He received his medical degree from Louisiana State University and completed his training at the University of Texas in Houston.  Dr. Edgerton and his family have lived in the Austin area since 2005. His outside interests include sports, exercise, family, friends and nature.


 

 

 


About Premier Health And Wellness:

My staff and I have created a new dynamic for medical care. We strive to understand the physiologic cause for your illness.  It is our mission to go beyond what is normal and find what is OPTIMAL!  We use the highest quality bioidentical hormones and supplements to get you feeling your best. 

It is our mission to go beyond normal and find what is OPTIMAL! 

Unfortunately in medicine today, physicians have very little time to spend with patients and therefore we fall in to the rhythm of poor diagnosis which commonly means writing a prescription for symptoms. Even worse, if the underlying issue isn't clear, then many patients are prescribed anti-depressants and sent on their way.

We pledge to spend more time with you so that we may deliver the best care possible.  We use a variety of tests to determine how multiple organ systems are involved with your problem.  We offer programs that address hormone imbalance, gastrointestinal function, brain wellness, adrenal fatigue and all natural weight management.

If you desire a new, all natural personalized approach to your health care — let Premier Health and Wellness provide the personal attention you deserve.

We also understand the long journey it can take to find a Board Certified Medical Doctor who knows the science, has done the research, and has the experience to treat the symptoms the can keep you from enjoying life to it's fullest.

Premier Health & Wellness offers consultations by telephone giving you a chance to discuss your symptoms, ask questions and find out how Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can change your life!

Call 512-459-4405 today to find out how Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can change your life!

Our Services:

   - Bioidentical Hormone Replacement
   – Food Intolerance (Allergy) Testing
   – Gastrointestinal Function Evaluation
   – Brain Wellness and Adrenal Gland Evaluation
   – Weight Management


Bioidentical Hormones

There is a continuous symphony of processes in our body that work in a harmonious way. Our bodies, however, change as we age. Additionally, we are being constantly bombarded by stressors that alter this balance in our systems. The environment, our diet, relationships – they all have a stressful impact on our health. Hormones are a vital part of keeping our systems functioning at their best.

It is hard to believe that the standard of current medical thinking states that replacement of the hormones women and men have enjoyed their entire life will all of a sudden put them in grave danger.

Regaining Hormonal Balance is Easier Than You Think

You’d be surprised how quickly you can restore your hormones to optimal levels and start looking better, feeling better, and living better, free of the Menopausal & Andropausal symptoms that haunt you.

Yes, the same hormones that nurture a growing fetus and keep women and men youthful. The same hormones that keep the breasts full, bones strong, the colon healthy, the mind sharp, skin vibrant, and sexuality soaring.

Yet, instead of embracing our physiology and the hormones we need for survival, physicians have been blindsided by the pharmaceutical industry and the notion that synthetic hormones are as safe as what our body naturally gives us.


Brain Wellness

Having optimal hormone levels can make a huge difference in health and how we feel. We must not, however, overlook our brain and the adrenal gland.

Humans are complex and there are a number of body systems that must function in perfect harmony. There is a beautiful symphony of processes and interplay between our gastrointestinal system, hormone producing glands, tissues and brain. If one system is under functioning, multiple processes can suffer & ultimately compromise optimal health.

Anti-depressant and anxiety medication use in this country is at an epidemic proportion. When physicians don’t try to understand why someone feels poorly, it is an all too easy fallback to prescribe antidepressants. Despite the many appropriate uses, patients are staying on these medications for far too long and are not educated on the proper way to wean off them.

In our opinion, these medications are band-aids. We strive to understand the physiology of what may be deficient instead of tricking the brain to keep more of a neurotransmitter in the brain.

By evaluating the amino acids (neurotransmitters) of the brain and adrenal gland, we can improve health and well-being for a multitude of problems:

  – Depression               

  – Anxiety
  – Fatigue                      

  – Irritability
  – Poor focus                 

  – Weight control
  – Poor memory            

  – ADD/ADHD
  – Chronic pain             

  – Sleep disturbances
  – Headaches                

  – Mood changes

Stress over time can cumulatively wear on the human body. Stress comes in many forms – environmental, relationships, dietary, physical, etc. When we don’t replenish our bodies with proper nutrients, we suffer the consequences.


OUR PROGRAM

We use specialized urine and saliva tests that are collected at specific times and then sent to Germany for analysis.

The results then allow us to construct a treatment protocol of high grade supplements. We retest in 2-3 months and adjust the protocol from there.

This test is being used internationally and by professional athletes.

Brain wellness evaluation has been an incredible addition to our practice and has provided multiple breakthroughs for optimal physical and mental health.

Weight Management

THE PLAIN TRUTH: No pill, injection, gel, or cream will provide healthy sustainable weight loss. Popular diets using phentermine or HCG put our bodies in an un-natural state. Most patients we see on or after these diets have already gained the weight back. The reason is that proper nutrition and exercise were ignored!

We have put together a system to diagnose and treat abnormal weight gain.  We look at it as a puzzle with multiple pieces needing to be arranged in perfect order.

Our Menu Includes:

  – Hormone deficiency testing
  – Gastrointestinal evaluation (bacteria, parasites, inflammation, etc.)
  – Evaluation for diabetes /insulin resistance
  – Food Intolerance testing
  – 28 DAY DETOX DIET

We have designed a 28 day diet that will show you how to eat more nutritious foods (Farm to Table), boost your energy, detoxify you system, and above all lose weight. Average weight loss is 6 to 20 pounds depending on exercise. 

We use natural protein shakes and supplements to replace key meals during the day without adding unnecessary sugar or additives.  

Get all the details at www.premierwellnessproducts.com


 

Dr. Screven Edgerton has been featured in the first edition of: North America's TOP DOCTORS – Share Secrets To Anti-Aging & Wellness

Dr. Edgerton joins ten experts in writing about optimal health through natural options.  Some of the topics discussed include detoxification, inflammation, male menopause, and perimenopause.

Kick-off your health journey with North America's Top Doctors and end it by achieving the ultimate trinity in health: physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Glean important insights through our featured doctors' expertise and opinions formed by years of experience in their fields of anti-aging and wellness.

A must-have resource on the prevention and treatment of joint pain, diabetes, menopause symptoms, obesity and so much more, this book is for people with both serious health issues and for those who want the latest on exercise and nutrition. Everyone can learn from North America's Top Doctors


What Are The Benefits Of IV Therapy? – By Dr. Joseph Dubroff, ND – Prolotherapy, HCG Weight Loss, Autoimmune Disorders, IV Nutrition Therapy and Thyroid Disorders – Naturopathic Doctor – Carlsbad, Newport Beach, Ladera Ranch, San Diego County, California

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What Are The Benefits Of IV Therapy? - By Dr. Joseph Dubroff, ND – Prolotherapy, HCG Weight Loss, Autoimmune Disorders, IV Nutrition Therapy and Thyroid Disorders – Naturopathic Doctor – Carlsbad, Newport Beach, Ladera Ranch, San Diego County, California
  • Energy
  • Preventative Care
  • Complete Absorption of Nutrients
  • Direct Delivery to Organs and Tissues
  • Improves immune function
  • Increase intracellular Nutrient Levels Rapidly

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 affects 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 digestve/absorptive limitations our capacity to absorn can be altered through increasing age and digestive functional changes, the experieince of stress, becoming immune compromised, experieince of impaired digestive function,  many chronic illnesses, etc.

Simply stated IV therapy patient's blood nutrient levels rise more significantly then oraly 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 formula's are specificaly 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
  • Environmental Toxicity
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Adrenal rejuvenation
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Improved Athletic Performance
  • Cancer
  • Nutrient Deficiencies
  • General Wellness
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Migraine Headaches
  • hepatitis
  • Respiratory Illness
  • Immune System Deficiencies
  • Compromised Immune Function/Autoimmunity (hashimoto's, Rheumatoid Arthritis, SLE, etc)
  • Ulcerative Colitis/Crohn's Disease
  • HIV
  • Neurological Disorders-parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Hypertension
  • Heart health-the clearing of arterial plaque build up
  • Heavy Metal Chelation Therapy
  • Addictions and Narcotic Withdrawal
  • Pre/Post Travel
  • Preventative Care
  • Chronic Pain
  • organ System Support and Rejuvenation

For more information about Prolotherapy or to Contact Dr. Dubroff Directly Please Call: (949) 444-4884 or Visit: HolisticSolutionsDoc.com

Top 5 Tips For Breaking The Sugar Addiction – By Dr. Donielle Wilson, ND – Women’s Health Issues, AutoImmune Disorders, Thyroid Disease, Chronic Fatigue, Nutritional Healing, Detoxification, Cleanising, Natural Hormonal Balance, Food Sensitivities And Allergy Elimination, Naturopathic Doctor- New York, Long Island, Port Jefferson, New York And Greenwich, Conneticut

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Top 5 Tips For Breaking The Sugar Addiction -

By Dr. Donielle Wilson, ND – Women’s Health Issues, AutoImmune Disorders, Thyroid Disease, Chronic Fatigue, Nutritional Healing, Detoxification, Cleanising, Natural Hormonal Balance, Food Sensitivities And Allergy Elimination, Naturopathic Doctor


Are you on a sugar roller coaster?

How do you experience it? Fatigue, headache, nausea, grumpiness, lightheadedness? 

Even if you don’t have a diagnosis of hypoglycemia or diabetes, you might be experiencing blood sugar fluctuations that are making you not feel so well, everyday. 

That is what I call the “sugar coaster.”  I find that the first step to feeling better is to get yourself off the roller coaster.  I have 5 tips for you, but first a little more explanation.

I remember an experiment I did when I was a nutrition and pre-med student at Oregon State University (1992).  We had to drink orange juice and then monitor our blood sugar levels over the next 4 hours. It was striking to me to observe glucose and insulin doing their thing, but most of all, the impact it has on the way a person feels. 

And this is something our bodies do all day, everyday!  Glucose up, glucose down.  Our brains depend on it!  Yet if we have too much glucose, our livers have to improvise and do something with it, even if that means storing it on your hips or in your blood vessels for the time being. 

That is right!  Sugar and starch are made of glucose, and what doesn’t get used by your cells soon after you eat it, is converted to cholesterol and fat.  

So while that Frappuccino looks awfully yummy, I encourage you to think twice because what goes in, must get processed one way or another. 

Dr. Doni’s 5 tips for Getting off the Sugar Coaster: 

  1. Choose Green Tea instead of a sugar-filled pick-me-up drink
  2. Eat 1/2 sized-meals (that way you get 1/2 the carbs at each sitting)
  3. Eat every 3-4 hours (which is exactly the frequency that your body needs glucose)
  4. Always eat healthy protein and fat with your carbs (aim for 50% protein, 50% carbs)
  5. Exercise (20 minutes cardio and 10 minutes weights) 3-5 times per week

I encourage you to start by:

  • Set an alarm on your phone to go off every 3 hours, so you can start to get a sense of how frequently to eat
  • Eat 1/2 the food on your plate, and put the rest in the fridge for 3 hours later
  • Ask yourself “where is the protein?” every time you sit down to eat
  • Try green tea (best organic) every chance you get
  • Start moving your body, even if it is 5 minutes each day

Soon (most patients report a shift for the better within 24-48 hours) you will be in touch with your inner sugar coaster and much more likely to make choices that keep your feet on the ground and your health for the future.  

Warm regards, 

Dr. Doni


DONIELLE WILSON is a women’s health expert and Naturopathic Doctor with a private practice in New York City, Port Jefferson, NY, and Connecticut. She specializes in showing women and their loved ones how to achieve their wellness goals by finally getting the answers they’ve been looking for to their most perplexing health challenges. To learn more about Dr. Doni and her unique approach to achieving health naturally, please visit Dr. Doni today.

Dr. Donielle Wilson, ND – Women’s Health Issues, Autoimmune Disorders, Thyroid Disease, Chronic Fatigue, Nutritional Healing, Detoxification, Cleansing, Natural Hormonal Balance, Food Sensitivities and Allergy Elimination, Naturopathic Doctor- New York, Long Island, Port Jefferson, New York And Greenwich, Conneticut

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Meet Dr. Donielle Wilson, ND – Naturopathic Doctor Specializing In Women’s Health Issues, AutoImmune Disorders, Thyroid Disease, Chronic Fatigue, Nutritional Healing, Detoxification, Cleansing, Natural Hormonal Balance, Food Sensitivities And Allergy Elimination – New York, Long Island, Port Jefferson, New York And Greenwich, Connecticut

Dr. Donielle Wilson’s professional credentials as a women’s health expert include a doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University (one of only seven recognized and accredited naturopathic medical colleges in North America) and certification as a professional midwife and doula.

She also holds a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and a bachelor’s in science from Oregon State University.

As a resident in general naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University, Dr. Doni focused her training and research on women’s health issues, specifically menopause and natural hormones.  In addition, she completed an integrative gynecology internship with experts in the field.

Dr. Wilson is licensed to practice naturopathic medicine in both Connecticut and Washington State.

Dr. Doni took part in two separate midwifery preceptorships (Seattle, WA and Manila, Philippines) and has completed research on fear and stress associated with childbirth in women with a history of abuse.  She qualified as a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) in 2000 and maintains that certification.

When she moved to the Tri-State area in 2001, Dr. Doni practiced for 6 years in a busy naturopathic clinic specializing in environmental and food allergies where she developed her specialized approach to food intolerances and “eating for health” as she calls it.

During that same time Dr. Doni completed research and began offering trainings for other professionals on the impact of stress and the use of nutrients and herbs to balance neurotransmitter levels, thus making life-changing differences in health conditions such as Depression, Anxiety, PMDD, Insomnia and many more.

In 2008, Dr. Doni created her own practice, based on the approach she developed which starts by looking at how stress impacts health in each person’s body. In this way, she has become an expert in hormone and neurotransmitter balancing, as well as chronic digestive issues and immune system disorders, such as autoimmunity (Dr. Doni is a sought-after expert in natural therapies for Behcet’s Disease) and cancer.


She created The Hamptons Cleanse and a gluten free website, GlutenFreeQuest.com, in 2008 as a starting place for patients to implement change in their health.

In June 2009 Dr. Doni published the article “It all Begins with Stress” in the Integrative Medicine Journal.

Most recently, while maintaining a full practice in three locations (Manhattan, Stamford, CT, and Port Jefferson, NY), Dr. Doni’s continued research led her to look for connections between food intolerances and neurotransmitter imbalances, which has now become a cutting-edge area of investigation.  Dr. Doni presented on Gluten Intolerance and Depression at the Integrative Health Symposium in February 2010.

Dr. Doni is president and executive director of the New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians (NYANP) and has held that position since April 2003. In addition to running the NYANP, she spearheads the effort to license Naturopathic Doctors in New York and is one of the largest individual donors to that effort.  She served as a board member for the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the American Association of Naturopathic Midwives.

Dr. Doni sits on the following advisory boards:
Cinco Vidas, a blog on cancer care and avoiding toxins
Easy Eats Magazine, a gluten-free food and lifestyle magazine
Innovative Nutrition, a nutrition and supplement store

She is a member of the following organizations:
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)
New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians (NYANP)
Connecticut Naturopathic Physicians Association (CNPA)
American Association of Naturopathic Midwives (AANM)
Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians (PEDANP)

In 2004, Dr. Doni was awarded the NYANP Naturopathic Doctor of the Year award.  She is often called upon to publicly speak at professional events and is regularly quoted in the media (Click to see examples).


Letter from Dr. Doni

“At last, someone who’s giving me real answers!”

“I finally feel understood!”

That’s the kind of response I get from my patients.

But before I share how I may be able to help you transform your own health challenges, please allow me to highlight what may have been missing from your health care plan and preventing you from seeing results.

Consider that up until this point, though good, your approach to healing your body has been somewhat disjointed.

This is not your fault. Our modern medical system has created specialists for nearly every single body part, yet no one is talking to each other to unify their recommendations into a single, comprehensive treatment plan.

  • You go to the OB/GYN for your women’s health related concerns…
  • You visit the cardiologist to check on our heart…
  • You go to the Ear, Nose and Throat specialist… for, well, you guessed it!

This leads to splintered care that generally only addresses health symptoms.

It’s not surprising how many women come to me physically strained and weary from trying to balance all the available avenues for medical care.  Not only that, but researching alternative approaches online is very overwhelming.

Perhaps you’re one of them – you want to be proactive about your health and you’ve followed the recommendations available, but you still haven’t seen the results you’d like. Or worse yet, you might be feeling sick, overwhelmed and don’t know where to turn.

Yet you intuitively sense that your symptoms are interrelated and that there has to be another way.

Another approach that has you saying goodbye to a reliance on prescriptions, medications and their side effects, and empowers you to heal yourself and take charge of your health.

Naturopathic care makes it possible to treat you as a whole, interconnected person with discerning attention given to all your health issues.

Hi, I’m Dr. Donielle Wilson.  As a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, I offer professional naturopathic care that treats the whole body.

I focus my care on women (and their loved ones!) and provide devoted guidance that brings definite solutions. My patients describe my form of care as a grounded, loving way to make sense of what natural medicine has to offer.

I help patients like you address health issues by developing a caring partnership of natural therapies and well-living practices such as nutrition, gentle exercise, reducing stress, herbal healing, homeopathy, vitamins and nutrients.  This allows you to recognize the innate healing power of your own body.


Let me show you how you can regain the physical harmony you were meant to enjoy.  You’re not alone in your quest for health. 

One-on-One Health Consultations

During your first appointment (or what I prefer to call your Health Breakthrough Session!) I will go over a variety of ways we can work together to transform your health challenges using natural, integrative treatments.

Whether you’re relatively healthy and have just a small nagging issue, or you’re ready to take charge of a pressing health condition, you can rest assured that I will design a comprehensive plan of action to suit your needs.

To find out about how to get the most out of our work together, and about follow up appointments, fees and communications, click here.

Appointments are available in Port Jefferson, NY;  Manhattan; Stamford, CT; and by phone.

Schedule Your First Appointment (click here)


The Hamptons Cleanse

I designed the Hamptons Cleanse as a gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free cleanse to help restore your health and vitality. Are you experiencing health issues that are not resolving or are getting worse? Do you seem to be reacting to every food you eat? Then The Hamptons Cleanse may be for you.

Learn more here: The Hamptons Cleanse

Gluten Free Quest

I have used my personal and clinical expertise to create this extremely effective approach to eating gluten free. Gluten sensitivity is often overlooked, to the detriment of many. As you will discover here, Gluten Free Quest puts the focus on helping you to establish a new way of eating – gluten free – and to recover from the effects of gluten in your body.

Learn more: Gluten Free Quest at www.glutenfreequest.com

Looking for a Speaker?

I’m a frequent keynote speaker at health and wellness conferences and professional associations, and offer engaging seminars on the natural health solutions for women.
Click here to learn more about my speaker services.

Online Lectures

Checkout the variety of videos I have online. They cover a range of natural health topics, and are a great resource for those who want in-depth information on specific areas.

Watch here: Online Lectures at www.doctordoni.com/videos/