The Meaningful Gift of Health

Here we are again. The holiday shopping season is upon us. The sale flyers try to lure you in with their announcement of the “lowest prices of the season!” The lights and decorations everywhere are sending the same message. Many people, out of necessity, have had to cut back on their holiday gift list. Many are completely re-thinking what type of gift they give. People want to give more practical and more truly meaningful gifts.

How about giving the gift of health? It sounds like a cliché, but health really is a gift. If your loved ones (or yourself) are in poor health, what does all the other “stuff” really matter anyway? It’s hard to enjoy that latest electronic gadget or wear the latest fashions, if you feel too lousy to use it or go anywhere. And who needs more trinkets to clean around and cause stressful clutter??

First give the gift of health to yourself. That might sound like a different concept, and to some even “selfish”. However we cannot give to others what we do not have ourselves.

Think of the concept of paying it forward. Whether you want a healthier lifestyle yourself or want to give the gift of encouraging healthier habits in others, here are some gifts giving ideas.

Good health isn’t a right; you have to work for it. What you eat and how you conduct your life every day contributes to the type of health you will enjoy now and for years to come. The best way to start building a more healthful future is to start curtailing bad habits today. If you or someone you love smokes, is overweight or otherwise just clueless about eating right to feel great, you can change their future for the better and potentially even save their lives by getting them to take personal responsibility for their physical future. That is a truly meaningful gift that can show your love and concern for them.

  • Stop smoking — The American Cancer Society projects that half of Americans who smoke will eventually die as a result of the habit. From hypnosis to other stop-smoking aids, there are resources available that will make quitting easier than it was even five years ago. Smokers have a better chance of quitting with support and encouragement, so give the gift of becoming a “stop-smoking cheerleader” for someone you love. toxins from your body and your home goes a long way toward healthful living.
  • Start moving — Take your favorite couch potato for a brisk walk, and suggest some form of regular exercise. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends 150 minutes of moderately intense aerobic exercise weekly for adults. Give them the gift of your company on these walks and give the benefits to yourself as well.
  • Achieve a healthy weight — Diet plays a big part in good health. If someone you love is overweight, it can be a touchy issue, but there are some ways to approach the weight topic. Offer to participate in a lifestyle changing program with them. It’s so much easier to accomplish when you have a buddy to support you along the way. As part of a general health regimen, spring for a visit to a nutrition consultant or personal trainer. Your loved one may take a few suggestions better from a professional. Learn about quality nutritional supplements and healthful eating habits that you need to really help your loved ones and yourself accomplish your goals of feeling great.
  • Reach out in service to others. According to the founder of positive psychology, Martin Seligman, the most effective strategy for giving yourself a boost of heartfelt joy is to perform an act of kindness for another person. In fact, making a meaningful difference in the lives of others has proved to be what defines people who are able to achieve the highest levels of happiness.

Receiving help can provide the inspiration that prevents a person from lapsing into despair and instead enables them to continue making the effort until they’re able to succeed.

Remember that a profound meaningful gift does not need to be tangible. Sometimes a smile, a touch, eye contact, a hug can go a long way into reaching someone else’s heart in a powerful life nourishing way.

For more information or help in ways to make this a meaningful giving season contact: www.lemireclinic.com or call 352-291-9459
References: The Meaningful Key

What Does Love Mean to You?

Is it the love between a parent and a child? Is it the unconditional love between an owner and a pet?

Or is it a connection between two souls?

How about self love? Where does it fit in your life?

Pay attention to yourself. Give to yourself. Love yourself. Make a mindful effort to give something to yourself each day.

If you have mercy on yourself then you can have mercy on others. Practice self forgiveness, and mercy then you can initiate and extend your forgiveness to others.

Remember: “You cannot give what you do not have”. Sometimes people get carried away with just giving, helping, and doing for others. Often this comes with the price of forgetting that giving begins with self giving, and self love.

Using the analogy of a bank account: If you always withdraw, without making any deposits, you will overdraw sooner or later (burnout, become ill or resentful) So how are you going to make deposits into your account?

Here are some simple suggestions:

➢ Take a nice walk connecting with nature around you.

➢ Enjoy reading a special book.

➢ Meditate daily.

➢ Pray daily.

➢ Use a gratitude journal, and write daily entries of the blessings you are grateful for.

➢ Treat yourself to a relaxing facial or massage.

➢ Say nice things to yourself during your constant self talk.

➢ Take some time off from work.

➢ Recognize and rejoice in the amazing creation that you are.

These are just some simple ways to make deposits into your life enhancing account.

When a person is happy, feels love and compassion for all and is at peace with life, their cells have different hormones which work together with the body to ward off negative influences and help maintain a healthy environment. At a recent conference on Health, Aging and Longevity in Brisbane, Professor Marc Cohen [Founding Professor of Complimentary Medicine at RMIT Melbourne] said that love is a prime cause for a long, high quality life. He added that, “There is increasing clinical evidence that enjoying loving activities will help prolong life.” That is, love whatever you are doing because if you can’t or don’t love your work or your life it could literally be making you sick! The power to change is within you. Also any day, any time is the right time.

Fortunately you have the power within you to change anger into assertiveness, motivation and responsibility; fear into courage and alertness; anxiety and worry into compassion and contentment; and hate and despair into love, joy and passion for life. Instead of holding onto negative emotions you also have the power to surrender to growth and to trust life.

The question is how to effect the change?

The first thing you need to know is that there are both balanced and imbalanced emotions. The second thing you need to know is that whether you choose the balanced or the imbalanced expression, it is entirely under your control. Yes, this is the hard part, but it is not impossible. Begin by becoming aware of the imbalances you experience one day at a time, then by using the power of your mind, choose not to be victimized by your own emotions.

For many years now, people such as Louise Hay, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra and Caroline Myss have been saying that changing your thoughts, beliefs and patterns of thinking can change virtually everything about your lives, from improving health and slowing aging to having abundance and happy relationships.

It’s empowering to know that you are love. You are power. You are the living manifestation of Divine world changing love essence.

If you need help in re-connecting with some of the healing life giving parts of yourself call our office for an appointment to experience the NASA technology of: The Evox to unblock, release and re-align any patterns of imbalance within. Lemire Clinic: 352-291-9459. www.lemireclinic.com

Vitamin D

Vitamin-D Deficiency Now Associated With Increased Mortality

Whatever we thought we knew about Vitamin D supplementation, we need to rethink. Another study suggesting a link between low levels of vitamin D and cardiac risk has been published, this time showing that vitamin D deficiency is associated with both cardiovascular mortality and all-cause mortality. The study, published in the June 23, 2008 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, was conducted by a group led by Dr. Harald Dobnig (Medical University of Graz, Austria).

They note that it has been estimated that 50% to 60% of people do not have satisfactory vitamin D status, and this is probably related to factors such as urbanization, demographic shifts, decreased outdoor activity, air pollution and global dimming, along with decreases in the cutaneous production of vitamin D with age.

The minimum desirable serum level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D has been suggested to be 20 to 30 ng/mL, and levels lower than this are clearly related to compromised bone-mineral density, falls, and fractures and more recently have also been linked to cancer and immune dysfunction, as well as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and metabolic syndrome.

The study’s conclusions are shockingly simple … higher vitamin D blood levels lead to less heart disease. They point out that recent studies have shown an association of low 25-hydroxyvitamin-D levels with important cardiovascular risk factors, supporting previous findings that demonstrated positive effects of vitamin D and its analogs on fibrinolysis, blood lipids, thrombogenicity, endothelial regeneration, and smooth-muscle-cell growth.

This study is of particular importance since functional medicine is personalized medicine that deals with primary prevention and underlying causes instead of symptoms for serious chronic disease. Functional medicine centers on examining the core clinical imbalances that underlie various disease conditions. This study may well represent one core clinical imbalance underlying a host of conditions.

A simple blood test can determine your Vitamin D level. If you believe you may be deficient, you should discuss it with your doctor.

Home: What Does it Mean?

Is it a physical place? Or is it in the mind?
Have you heard: “Home is where the heart is?”
A home can be different for different people.
For now let’s look at home as the physical place used to relax the mind, rest the body and nourish the spirit.
A sanctuary, where you can be yourself without any judgments, or expectations. You can relax, enjoy the company of family, friends and above all…..enjoy your own company.

Standing in the center, looking around, what do you see?

Often the home is an external expression of your inner being. Do you look forward to coming home? Or is it cluttered, and not welcoming?
Eliminate the clutter, simplify create space for new ideas.
Without spending a lot, any space can be re created to become the nurturing, happy respite to strive in.

Let’s look at the colors. Different colors produce different energy in the environment. They have a bearing on your emotions, actions and response to people, things and ideas. The concepts of color symbolism, color psychology and color therapy serve as a proof of this fact. This is why, while decorating your house, you need to keep the influence and meaning of colors in mind.

Meaning of Colors
Red color has been known to stimulate mind and nervous system and thus, is regarded as conversation stimulant. At the same time, it also arouses appetite. These are the reason why the color will be suitable in drawing as well as dining room. Red makes objects appear smaller, so avoid it in rooms that are already small. Being a warm color, it should be used in association with green.

Orange, being the combination of red and yellow, has all the traits that those two colors have. It exudes warmth, acts as an appetite stimulant and spreads exuberance. Orange should be used in dining room and can be balanced by using blue color. Since it gives an emotional uplift, those suffering from depression would benefit if surrounded by this color.
Yellow is a warm color that is associated with power and helps in spreading about a bright, happy and cheerful atmosphere. It is best used in rooms that do not get adequate sunlight. Yellow also makes a room appear smaller and can be balanced by using violet color.

Green color has a soothing effect on the mind and thus, is associated with relaxation of nervous system and lowering of blood pressure. Being a cold color, it should be always be balanced with red. Green is also considered to be the color of luck and makes a small room appear bigger.

Blue color is said to be very calming, relaxing and refreshing. It also makes a room look bigger than it is. Blue is best used in case of bedrooms. Since it acts as an appetite suppressant, it should not be used in the dining room. At the same time, it is a cold color and should always be balanced with warm colors like yellow and orange.

Purple (Violet) has been known to be the color of royalty and is also associated with spirituality. The color is said to promote creativity, but only if used in moderation. It is a cold color and is never advised to be used in excess; otherwise it might lead to depression and moodiness. You can moderate the color’s effect by using it with yellow. Purple also helps in making small room appear larger.

Brown is an earthy color that is believed to create the feeling of intimacy. It also spreads calm and serenity and is good for those who suffer from anxiety or nervousness. However, since it is so subdued, it should always be used with bold colors like green. You can also go for different tones in brown, like beige and tan.

Black can convey a lot, depending upon how it is used. On one hand, it can make a room look elegant, suave and chic. On the other, it can impart a depressed feel to the room. This is the reason why it should not be used alone and in a wide area. It is best complimented with white.

White color signifies purity, freshness, peace and kindness. Rather than using on the surface as a whole, white should be used as an accent or background color. The best combination of white is formed with black.

Besides choosing a special color, also familiarize yourself with methods to keep your indoor environment as healthy as possible by using natural cleaners. Some examples of this are: vinegar, lemon and baking soda. Vinegar and water can be used for a multitude of chores.

Vinegar, naturally cleans like an all-purpose cleaner. Mix a solution of 1 part water to 1 part vinegar in a new store bought spray bottle and you have a solution that will clean most areas of your home. Vinegar is a great natural cleaning product as well as a disinfectant and deodorizer. Always test on an inconspicuous area. It is safe to use on most surfaces and has the added bonus of being incredibly cheap. Improperly diluted vinegar is acidic and can eat away at tile grout. Never use vinegar on marble surfaces. Don’t worry about your home smelling like vinegar. The smell disappears when it dries.

Here are some uses for vinegar in the rooms of your house. Use it in the…
1. Bathroom – Clean the bathtub, toilet, sink, and countertops. Use pure vinegar in the toilet bowl to get rid of rings. Flush the toilet to allow the water level to go down. Pour the undiluted vinegar around the inside of the rim. Scrub down the bowl. Mop the floor in the bathroom with a vinegar/water solution. The substance will also eat away the soap scum and hard water stains on your fixtures and tile. Make sure it is safe to use with your tile.
2. Kitchen- Clean the stovetop, appliances, countertops, and floor.
3. Laundry Room- Use vinegar as a natural fabric softener. This can be especially helpful for families who have sensitive skin. Add ½ cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle in place of store bought fabric softener. Vinegar has the added benefit of breaking down laundry detergent more effectively. (A plus when you have a family member whose skin detects every trace of detergent.)

Lemon juice is another natural substance that can be used to clean your home. Lemon juice can be used to dissolve soap scum and hard water deposits. Lemon is a great substance to clean and shine brass and copper. Lemon juice can be mixed with vinegar and or baking soda to make cleaning pastes. Cut a lemon in half and sprinkle baking soda on the cut section. Use the lemon to scrub dishes, surfaces, and stains. Mix 1 cup olive oil with ½ cup lemon juice and you have a furniture polish for your hardwood furniture.

A favorite use for the fruit is to put a whole lemon peel through the garbage disposal. It freshens the drain and the kitchen. Orange peels can be used with the same results.

Baking soda can be used to scrub surfaces in much the same way as commercial abrasive cleansers. Baking soda is great as a deodorizer. Place a box in the refrigerator and freezer to absorb odors. Put it anywhere you need deodorizing action. Enjoy these three kitchen ingredients as natural cleaning products in your home.

Above all, remember to keep your environment clean of toxic electronics, pesticides, herbicides and damaging electric fields.
For more information on these and other topics of healthy living, contact: Lemire Clinic 352-291-9459. www.lemireclinic.com

References:
http://lifestyle.iloveindia.com/lounge/colors-with-meaning-1244.html
http://www.howtodothings.com/home-garden/how-to-use-vinegar-for-household-chores

Are You Digging Your Grave With Your Fork?

Every day we hear of a new “magic” solution to the clamors of a way to look better, lose weight, eliminate wrinkles, etc.
Billions of dollars are spent in this search. Most often the results fall short of the expectations.

How many items have you purchase that promised one thing or another?

How many diets have you tried? Diets do not work…..Lifestyle changes do!

What are some of the basic principles for lifestyle changes?
1. Proper nutrition
2. Exercise
3. Sleep patterns
4. Stress management.
5. Detox

At this time we will focus on nutrition and the four principles of healthy eating.

Eat primitive.
Until about 150 yrs ago, humans were eating consistently, very simple. The main diet consisted of: roots and fruits, greens and beans, seeds and weeds plus some fish or wild game. The Industrial Revolution changed this with modern food processing. Refining, stripping food of nutrients, and adding man made fillers. The modern diet is quite different: meats and sweets, pies and fries, chips and dips, cakes and shakes.

Eat alkaline
Acid – alkaline balance is key to health. Studies are asking to consume about 80% alkaline (plant-based foods) and 20% acid (animal foods). Dr. William Howard Hay, physician who wrote at the turn of the century, How to Always Be Well
said, “Intracellular pH at about 7.3 and we strive. Anything less and the body is moving towards disease and death.” Dr. Robert Young, a microbiologist says: “Striking the optimum 80/20 balance can result in dramatic healthy weight loss, rebuilt stamina….and vibrant health.”

Alkaline (80%): usually fresh fruits and vegetables. The more they are cooked the more acid they become.
Acid (20%): proteins like meat, fish, milk, eggs and poultry, fats, grains, pasta & sugars.

What does the Standard American Diet (S.A.D.) look like in comparison?
Breakfast…cereal and milk, bagel cheese, coffee, bacon and eggs, IS ALL ACID!
Lunch: sandwich of meat or cheese, slice of pizza, hamburger on a bun, fried foods or drive through.
Dinner: meat and potatoes, spaghetti and meatballs, chicken and rice…….maybe a few string beans.
ALL ACID. Eating this way every day, every year……….Any wonder people are sick???

All the different diagnosis and diseases present in the population really come down to:
One Sickness: Over acidification of the body, due to diet and lifestyle choices.
One Health: Alkalanization. Humans are designed to be alkaline. Shift to alkaline, decrease inflammation in the blood and tissues.

  • 75% of all cancer are diet related.
  • Cancer is a symptom of a breakdown of body chemistry.
  • 80% of all cancer cases are related to life-style.
  • 70% of all cancer can be avoided. (National Cancer Institute)
  • 20 million children are obese.
  • 50% of children born in 2000 will have type 2 diabetes by age 30.
  • 80% of US deaths are diet related.
  • Up to 80% of coronary heart disease / up to 90% of type 2 diabetes could be avoided through changing lifestyle factors (World Health Organization 2007 Report)

Eat colorful
How? By eating loads of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Fruits and veg. get their color from CAROTENOIDS, these play 2 roles. (1). They boost the immune function. (2). Powerful antioxidants, to get rid of free radicals E.g.: one carotene is LYCOPENE found in red foods like tomatoes and beets. These pack a punch against prostate cancer. They also are rich in FIBER. (fiber, binds up and escorts out cancer-producing hormones and chemicals. Ideally should consume about 50 grams of fiber daily. Most are consuming less than 5gms.

Dr. Richard Dubois, MD Chief of Internal Medicine at Atlanta Med. Center and top authority on infectious diseases, after 4,500 studies says: “whole fruits and vegetables specifically prevent cancer.” Andrew Weil, MD, stated: “A diet high in fruits and vegetables are associated with a lower risk of 15 types of cancer. E.g.: colon, breast, cervix, and lung.”

Eat organic
Organic, means more than what is left out….
It means what is left in….
Especially minerals. In comparison one organic tomato contains 1,938 parts per million of iron vs. a conventional tomato which has 1part per million. According to what I have learned, and the many doctors I use as references, using these principles, will help you prevent cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and many other illnesses; they will help you maintain a healthy weight and feel vibrant and alive into your golden years.

For information, and guidance with lifestyle changes, contact our office:
Lemire Clinic 352-291-9459

Is Your Food Eating You?

Food: Is it What You Are Eating? or What Is Eating You?

Eating healthy foods begin with the brain. You must keep your brain healthy. What is your motivation? Do you want to be around for your children?, grandchildren? To be able to travel? Have energy and feel excited about life? Once you identify the motivation, no amount of ice cream, fast food, wheat, dairy products are worth it.

Despite all the scientific research, human health is continuously declining. Many nutritionists connect human health problems with nutritional deficiencies. Humans have lost their natural way of eating. What is the human diet supposed to be? What was it originally?

The good news is that there is another species in this world that closely resembles humans, and whose eating habits can be of great help in this quest.

Chimpanzees are very similar to humans.
“Modern people and chimpanzees share an estimated 99.4% of our DNA sequence, making us more closely related to each other than either is to any other animal species.”

“Chimpanzees resemble humans more than any other animal … Human brains are very like chimpanzee brains. The major differences between humans and apes are not anatomical, but rather behavioral.”

Comparison of: the Standard American Diet with the diet of chimpanzees

Consumption of greens has generally shrunk to the two wilted iceberg lettuce leaves on a sandwich.
The bulk of the Standard American Diet (S.A.D.) are starches, simple carbohydrates, sugar and grains. This is followed by animal protein. All of these are highly acidic, and disease producing.

Are you aware that something you’re eating may be killing you, and you probably don’t even know it! If you eat cheeseburgers or French fries all the time or drink six sodas a day, you likely know you are shortening your life. But eating a nice dark, crunchy slice of whole wheat bread–how could that be bad for you? Well, bread contains gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, spelt, kamut, and oats. It is hidden in pizza, pasta, bread, wraps, rolls, and most processed foods. Clearly, gluten is a staple of the American diet. What most people don’t know is that gluten can cause serious health complications for many. You may be at risk even if you don’t have full blown celiac disease.

A recent large study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that people with diagnosed, undiagnosed, and “latent” celiac disease or gluten sensitivity had a higher risk of death, mostly from heart disease and cancer.
This study looked at almost 30,000 patients from 1969 to 2008 and examined deaths in three groups: Those with full-blown celiac disease, those with inflammation of their intestine but not full-blown celiac disease, and those with latent celiac disease or gluten sensitivity (elevated gluten antibodies but negative intestinal biopsy).
The findings were dramatic. There was a 39 percent increased risk of death in those with celiac disease, 72 percent increased risk in those with gut inflammation related to gluten, and 35 percent increased risk in those with gluten sensitivity but no celiac disease.

This is ground-breaking research that proves you don’t have to have full-blown celiac disease with a positive intestinal biopsy (which is what conventional thinking tells us) to have serious health problems and complications–even death–from eating gluten.

Yet an estimated 99 percent of people who have a problem with eating gluten don’t even know it. They ascribe their ill health or symptoms to something else–not gluten sensitivity, which is 100 percent curable.

And here’s some more shocking news …
Another study comparing the blood of 10,000 people from 50 years ago to 10,000 people today found that the incidences of full-blown celiac disease increased by 400 percent (elevated TTG antibodies) during that time period. If we saw a 400 percent increase in heart disease or cancer, this would be headline news. But we hear almost nothing about this. I will explain why I think that increase has occurred in a moment. First, let’s explore the economic cost of this hidden epidemic.
The most serious form of allergy to gluten, celiac disease, affects one in 100 people, or three million Americans, most of who don’t know they have it.

Undiagnosed gluten problems cost the American healthcare system oodles of money. Dr. Peter Green, Professor of Clinical Medicine for the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University studied all 10 million subscribers to CIGNA and found those who were correctly diagnosed with celiac disease used fewer medical services and reduced their healthcare costs by more than 30 percent.

The problem is that only one percent of those with the problem were actually diagnosed. That means 99 percent are walking around suffering without knowing it, costing the healthcare system millions of dollars.

Why haven’t you heard much about this?
Well, actually you have, but you just don’t realize it. Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity masquerade as dozens and dozens of other diseases with different names.

A review paper in The New England Journal of Medicine listed 55 “diseases” that can be caused by eating gluten. These include: osteoporosis, irritable bowel disease, inflammatory bowel disease, anemia, cancer, fatigue, canker sores, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and almost all other autoimmune diseases. Gluten is also linked to many psychiatric and neurological diseases, including anxiety depression, schizophrenia, migraines, epilepsy, and neuropathy (nerve damage). It has also been linked to autism.

Gluten sensitivity is actually an autoimmune disease that creates inflammation throughout the body, with wide-ranging effects across all organ systems including your brain, heart, joints, digestive tract, and more. It can be the single cause behind many different “diseases.” To correct these diseases, you need to treat the cause–which is often gluten sensitivity–not just the symptoms.

Of course, that doesn’t mean that ALL cases of depression or autoimmune disease or any of these other problems are caused by gluten in everyone–but it is important to look for it if you have any chronic illness. By failing to identify gluten sensitivity and celiac disease, we create needless suffering and death for millions of Americans. Health problems caused by gluten sensitivity cannot be treated with better medication. They can only be resolved by eliminating 100 percent of the gluten from your diet.

The question that remains is: Why are we so sensitive to this staple of our diet?
There are many reasons …
They include our lack of genetic adaptation to grasses, and particularly gluten, in our diet. Wheat was introduced into Europe during the Middle Ages, and 30 percent of people of European descent carry the gene for celiac disease (HLA DQ2 or HLA DQ8), which increases susceptibility to health problems from eating gluten.

American strains of wheat have a much higher gluten content (which is needed to make light, fluffy Wonder Bread and giant bagels) than those traditionally found in Europe. This super-gluten was recently introduced into our agricultural food supply and now has “infected” nearly all wheat strains in America.

You can go to: www.celiac.com for a complete list of foods that contain gluten, as well as often surprising and hidden sources of gluten. Hidden sources can be: soup mixes, salad dressings, sauces, as well as lipstick, certain vitamins, medications, stamps and envelopes you have to lick, and even Play-Doh.

To find out if you are one of the millions of people suffering from an unidentified gluten sensitivity contact our office: Lemire Clinic 352-291-9459 www.lemireclinic.com
Additional References: Dr Mark Hyman, : http://drhyman.com, My Life with the Chimpanzees by: Jane Goodall

Men Must Learn to F.I.G.H.T. for Their Health

Today the average American man is out of shape and overweight . They seldom see their family physician unless dragged in by their spouse. We must learn how to f.i.g.h.t. to regain our health. Dr Gary Gordon has given us an outline with his F.I.G.H.T. protocol.

1. Food – The standard American diet (S.A.D.) has failed us . We have gained 20 lbs over the past 20 years following this diet. We need to decrease the saturated fats and processed foods in the diet. It is time to get over our love affair with wheat and dairy, (more likely our addiction to these foods). 40% of the population is allergic to wheat, and even more cannot digest milk products. We also need to educate ourselves about the coming disaster posed by GMO– genetically modified foods that our bodies were never intended to digest.

1. Focus – We live in a 24/7 society with the advent of cable TV and the internet. We have forgotten how to quiet our minds. As a result of this stress we pump out excessive cortisol which causes us to gain weight and reduces our natural testosterone level. It’s essential to find and use techniques that quiet the mind. These can be: meditation, prayer, listening to soft music, reading, walking or anything else that helps you become mentally still.

2. Infections – Chronic fatigue syndrome has been related to several infections like Epstein Barr, Lyme disease and Cytomegalic Virus among them. At this time, there is a significant rise in antibiotic resistant bacteria due to the overuse of antibiotics. Men need to avoid the overuse of antibiotics and strengthen their immune systems with probiotics, vitamin C and vitamin D-3.

3.Genetics – We have decoded the human genome and are beginning to understand how genetics can effect our health. Men need to learn how to eat to improve their genetics, instead of activating disease carrying genes through their toxic lifestyle.

4. Hormones – Men are becoming more aware of their changing hormones which creates andropause (the equivalent to menopause – female midlife hormone changes). Increased stress physically or mentally can reduce testosterone levels and result in fatigue, muscle wasting and depression. Men are also becoming aware of the effect of increased estrogen levels as a result of xenoestrogens (from plastics) and hormones given to animals.
They need to restrict the use of plastics and switch to range fed, hormone free meats.

4. Heavy metals – Many are suffering the effect of chronic exposure to heavy metals especially: lead, mercury, cadium, aluminum and arsenic. Men need to have their levels checked and incorporate an appropriate detoxification program to help improve their health.

5. Toxins– Men are seeing the results of over 80,000 chemicals being introduce into the environment without any study of the effects on humans. The normal male sperm count 30 years ago was over 50 million, today the normal has dropped to 25 million. Men need to look at their chemical exposure at work and at home. Follow this by developing ways to avoid them and set up far infrared to help detoxify them.

Men need to take over the responsibility for their health and become proactive in the F.I.G.H.T. to slow down the aging process, enhance the mitochondria(each cell’s energy pack), and create optimal health in the future.

Today we have been focusing on men and their health. However these principles also apply to women and children.

For further information please check out our web site: www.lemireclinic.com or call 352-291-9459 for a free consultation.

Candida

What is Candidiasis?

Candida Albicans is a naturally occurring yeast that is present in all our bodies and it is supposed to be there in balance with many other microorganisms. The problem begins when several factors in our lifestyle cause the Candida to grow in outstanding numbers and it overtakes all the other healthy microorganisms. This yeast normally resides in the intestinal tract, mouth, throat and genitals, however it can burrow holes in the intestinal tract, enter the blood stream and then make its way into any organ of the body. To make matters worse it emits over 70 different toxins into the body. Some people may even become allergic to the yeast itself. Candida symptoms are vast and all encompassing and can even incapacitate the individual. Candida is nearly an epidemic in our society and is responsible for many of the chronic illness categories we see so frequently. Most people are unaware that it even exists, because many mainstream doctors are uneducated about its impact on our health. People suffering from Candida often go from doctor to doctor for years and are usually told they are a hypochondriac or that it is stress or a psychiatric problem, before ever discovering the real culprit.

Once this yeast proliferates in the body, it wreaks havoc in many ways and is likely an instigator of many common maladies, conditions, syndromes and illnesses in our population.

Some of the most commonly reported Candida symptoms are:

constant tiredness and exhaustion
headaches/migraines
foggy brain / trouble concentrating
intense cravings for sugars, sweets, and breads
prostatitis or vaginitis.
rectal itching
anxiety, hyperactivity, attention deficit, panic attacks
depression, mood swings, irritability
constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gas, or belching
indigestion/acid reflux/gastritis
food allergies or food reactions
skin problems (skin infections, eczema, psoriasis, acne, itchy skin)
numbness, burning, tingling
sinus congestion/inflammation
pre-menstrual syndrome
dizziness
poor memory
persistent cough
earaches
low libido (sex drive), erectile dysfunction, impotence
muscle aching or weakness
joint pain or swelling
learning difficulties
sensitivity to fragrances and/or other chemicals
cognitive impairment
sore throat/thrush
athletes’ foot, jock itch, fungal infections on the skin or nails

The organ most frequently affected by yeast overgrowth is the brain, but it also affects these systems:

digestive
nervous
cardiovascular
respiratory
reproductive
urinary
endocrine
lymphatic
musculoskeletal

Candida symptoms can vary from one person to another and often move back and forth between systems within the same individual. One day you may experience symptoms in the musculoskeletal system and the next day it could be the digestive system, etc.

If you believe you have a candida overgrowth, you should discuss it with your doctor.

The Fluoride Deception

BioEnergetics

What is Bioenergetics?

‘Bio-Energetics’ as it is currently used today is loosely defined to include a number of different ‘energy medicine’ and ‘hands on’ modalities, used to assist people toward optimal health & well-being. It has come to our attention that this term is also widely used to define several other disciplines, some far removed from the work we do, but, for our purposes, we are referencing the subtle, very low energy that functions as a signalling mechanism for our body’s processes.

Every cell in our body is ‘linked’ to every other cell via this energy. Cellular life is sustained by tightly regulating the functions of the cell’s physiologic systems. Through a process known as electro-conformational coupling, resonant vibrational energy fields can alter the balance of charges in a protein. In a harmonic energy field, receptors will change their conformation. Consequently, membrane receptors respond to both physical and energetic environmental information.

The body could be compared to a machine, in that it is made of many different, important parts that require forms of energy to function. In a man-made machine, the energy usually comes in the form of electricity that travels from an outside source like a wall outlet, through circuitry we call wiring, to the different parts that make the machine function. The human body differs from the man-made machine in that it generates its own energy from inside, but is similar in that the electrical energy travels through circuitry called ‘meridians’ to the different parts of the body we call organs.

If there is anything wrong with the circuitry or important parts of a man-made machine it will not function properly, and sometimes, not at all. The body is similar in that if there is something wrong with the meridians or attached organs they are wired to, then the body won’t function properly. When this occurs in the human body, the person either doesn’t feel well or may have disease which could threaten the body’s ability to continue to function.

Our testing procedures can also supplement other steps by your doctor to help better understand whether your health is being affected by sensitivities to a very wide range of substances from foods to certain things in the environment. This form of testing includes the ability to determine whether you are incompatible with any medicines or supplements you may be taking.

Finally, this vital energy analysis can be a key step in the overall protocol for selecting homotoxicology remedies that may be used in place of pharmaceutical drugs to treat illness.