Marion Institute Blog
By Dr. David A. Jernigan | Hansa Center for Optimum Health
How many times do you wolf-down your meal in a mad rush to finish before getting back to work?
How many times are you eating out of obligation to just eat?
How many times do you see undigested food in your stool?
Do you have food allergies?
If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions it is likely you need to retrain yourself in how to eat on purpose.
1. Maintain regular and consistent mealtimes. It is better to eat five smaller meals than three large meals.
2. Before eating, relax momentarily for 10 seconds, then begin eating. (Blessing your food in prayer – science has shown that this cleans the food, makes it more bio-available, more digestible, and consequently tastes better)
3. Smell each item on your plate before you take your first bite, like sniffing your wine before drinking, which will awaken the taste centers in your brain. Your food will magically have more flavors if you do this simple action.
4. Pay attention to what you are eating. Chew until each bite is smooth and easily swallowed. Seek to feel the energy and taste the subtle flavors of the food. If you have food allergies and/or see undigested food in your BM then you definitely are not chewing your food well enough before swallowing. No food should be swallowed whole.
5. Force yourself to slow down, this will aid digestion and appetite satisfaction. Eating should not be a chore. Many times food is eaten without much awareness to what is eaten, much like driving a car for miles and suddenly realizing you don’t recall anything about the journey.
6. Eating by candlelight and calming music can assist in setting a relaxing tone to the evening meal.
7. Avoid alternating between hot and cold foods on a frequent basis.
8. Eat most of your daily protein in the morning or at lunch time (Stomach acid is highest early in the day which allows for better digestion of proteins…the bi-product of incomplete protein digestion is called nitrosamines and are very carcinogenic).
9. Drink body temperature, purified water (a minimum of 8, eight-ounce glasses per day). Cold water requires more work by your body to bring it up to body temperature. This can be a problem when so many people nowadays are suffering from low body temperature. Don’t drink tap water as it often contains herbicides, pesticides, chlorine, fluoride, and other chemicals. Do not drink much during the meal as this dilutes the stomach digestive juices. Do not drink over a gallon per day.
For more information, please contact the Hansa Center for Optimum Health.
Dear Dr. Rau and staff at Paracelsus Clinic,
My name is Andrew and my mother has been going to Paracelsus for about six years. She has been an active person her entire life. One of the things we enjoy most is mother and son golf. She was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis almost 30 years ago. For over 20 years, the doctors here in the United States had managed her disease mainly with pain medication and steroids and even immune suppressive remedies. This protocol seemed to take its toll on her since it just dealt with the symptoms of RA and not the cause.
About ten years ago, she started to go downhill very rapidly. She initially started spending more of the day in bed and was unable to do simple tasks that we all take for granted. Soon she was in bed most of the day and dependent upon others to do most things. The situation did not look good to say the least. I married my wife six years ago and although it was the happiest day of my life, there was a touch of sadness because my mom spent her time sitting in a chair in pain. Our mom/son dance lasted about two minutes and it was easy to see how her quality of life was quite diminished.
It was six months later that she went to Paracelsus Clinic to be treated by Dr.Rau and his team for the first time. When she arrived home it was hard to believe it was the same person! It was truly a miracle. She returns to the Clinic twice every year and is as strong and active as she was in her thirties. Incredible. In the days following my wedding I remember thinking we were soon headed for a wheelchair and from there things looked bleak. Now, almost seven years later, we play golf all summer and I watched her "run" to catch a train recently. This brought tears to my eyes.
On behalf of my entire family I would like to thank all at the Clinic. You have given her back to us the way she was meant to be living. What an incredible gift!
With heartfelt gratitude,
Dr. Thomas Rau’s short explanation:
Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease, which expressed on this patient in many joints and tendons, and even in a systematic inner inflammation. The disease was clearly stronger than the suppressive remedies used by her US doctors. The doctors and the team of the Paracelsus Clinic Lustmühle in Switzerland approach from a totally different side to the disease: In our belief system, the body tries to clean the body from one or several inner “disturbances” and produces inflammation and excretion to the mucous membranes in the joint – as if these membranes would want to help excretion of toxins!
If only suppressive therapies are used, the body will attack other organs and inflammation will spread to the body more and more. Orthodox medicine says: “the reason is not known” – we say: there are many part causes and they are very individual. We have to find as many as possible and eliminate –then the body no more needs to produce inflammation.The most frequent partial causes are: food allergies, producing irritation on the body’s biggest organ, the gut; mercury or other heavy metals; dental infections and foci; wrong intestinal and even toxic bacteria; hyperacidity of the body; and old viruses and immunizations. If the reasons are found and eliminated, the organs no longer need to inflame.
We also add our intensive up-building therapies with the Paracelsus Organ Cell Extracts, so we have faster and even much better effects.
The treatment is always a multi-level therapy and lasts for a long period of time, very often 1-3 years, but an initial effect is seen as quickly as 2-3 weeks! The long term effect in Paracelsus, after a continuous therapy of 6 months to 2-3 years is clearly over 80% and most patients can slowly get away from orthodox suppressive remedies. Cooperation of the patient and change of the “inner metabolic milieu” is very important.
To learn more about becoming a patient at the Paracelsus Clinic, please contact Barbara Christian, Director of the Biological Medicine Network at email@example.com.
The USDA makes statements like, “bee pollination is responsible for more than $15 billion in increased crop value each year.” I read that as, “what does that even mean and how does it affect me and my loved ones?” And so I read on, “About 1 mouthful in 3 in our diet directly or indirectly benefits from bee pollination.” Ok, now that is something I can wrap my head around. Honey bees are required for the pollination of many vegetables and fruit crops – without adequate populations of bees, the production of these and other crops would be severely limited or impossible. These are foods that give our diet diversity and flavor. For example, fun fact, almonds are completely dependent on honey bees for pollination.
Honey bees fly 2-5 miles from their hive to find sources of food – nectar and pollen. Nectar and pollen are collected from flowering plants and carried back to the hive, stored in wax cells, and used as a protein-rich food source for the colony members. So, what happens when a bee finds a food source that is contaminated with an insecticide? The results are exactly what you would expect; the bee brings the contaminated pollen and nectar back to the hive. IF bees are insects (which they are) AND insecticide kills insects (which it does) THEN – the outcome is not happy - the hive dies.
Visitors at RTB experienced this first hand this past October when RTB social entrepreneur, Lucy Tabit, conducted a hive opening workshop during our monthly Open Market Day. Lucy has four of her hives at RTB. She has approximately two dozen working hives at various locations in Westport and Dartmouth. You may know her better around town as Hana’s Honey (if you haven’t tried it yet – you should, it is fantastic). Fairly early into the workshop, Lucy spotted that one of her hives had some dead bees outside of it. She looked at me and said, “That doesn’t look good.” Sure enough, when she opened this hive, the entire population was dead and the hive was robbed out – no honey. She immediately suspected insecticide because this hive had been a healthy, vibrant hive only three weeks earlier. Lucy informed us that for a hive to be taken down that quickly, it was most likely poison.
Lucy sent the bees to a retired Bristol County Mosquito control commissioner and entomologist who reported that the bee kill at this location was most likely caused by a restricted pesticide that was applied illegally. He strongly suggested that Lucy consider moving her hives from RTB in the future. We were devastated to hear this news and grapple with how to deal with it.
We often hear about Colony Collapse Disease (CCD), a phenomena where bees disappear from the hive (no sign of dead bees – all have vanished) yet the hive remains full of honey. Often the honey is not even robbed-out by other insects implying there is something amiss in the hive. CCD is thought to be brought on by many factors: over use of chemicals in the hive, insecticides and bee health. CCD is one concern for hives near large mono agriculture and mega agribusinesses. Another concern for honey bees is what we witnessed this past October right here at RTB – the hive visited a location where a restricted insecticide was applied, most likely illegally. In the end, the results are the same - dead bees.
This highlights both the serious and sensitive nature of pesticide use. How are we to protect our farms and families from such an invisible menace? We look forward to hearing the thoughts of the RTB community as we face this issue. If you have a similar story or comment you would like to share, please email me directly at - firstname.lastname@example.org
November's Open Market Day is this weekend, Nov. 22nd from noon - 5PM - we will be gathering at the barn
- Geoff will be selling sausages, pork and lamb for you to stock up on for the holiday season ahead. He is also offering the option of a CowShare. A CowShare is another way you can support local farmers while experiencing the benefits of purchasing and eating beef that has been raised locally and ethically. Our cows are 100% grass-fed and grass-finished, they don’t do drugs (they are antibiotic and hormone free) and are pastured (they eat only their natural diet). All it takes is one person to organize a group of people - email Geoff for more information on CowShares at Geoff.Kinder@hotmail.com
- Ashley's Produce will be selling cabbages, carrots, macomber turnips, spinach, storage radishes, bok choy, salad turnips and herb bundles.
- Liz will be offering a family-fun, farm tour at 2:00pm.
- In a spirit of celebration and thanks, we will be dressing in costumes and think you should as well. Folks that come in costume will receive 15% off your meat purchase!!
Marion Institute teammates, Desa Van Laarhoven and Abby Smith had the incredible opportunity to visit The American Center for Biological Medicine (ACBM) in Scottsdale, AZ earlier this fall.
Over the course of the four day visit, Desa and Abby toured the facility, met the team of doctors, nurses and administrative staff, experienced some of the treatments and got to know some of the patients undergoing intensive treatment at the clinic. One of these patients, Oksana, had traveled across the country with her sister, to receive the unique state-of-the-art diagnostic testing and individualized biological treatments available at ACBM.
"We traveled to the American Center for Biological Medicine (ACBM) from the east coast, to address medical issues at the root of the problem and not just address and mask symptoms. We wanted to utilize a natural approach which had no negative side effects, yet result in a continuous, permanent cure.
In Bill Henderson & Dr. Carlos Garcia’s book Cancer Free, we were steered to this clinic which was highly recommended and gave us great hope in achieving this goal.
We feel that it is extremely unfortunate that most of the states do not permit the practice of naturopathic medicine by qualified physicians; which is an injustice to the general public. People should have the right to choose how their health insurance dollars are spent.
What we found at ACBM is personalized friendly care in a family supportive atmosphere. In addition, there are lectures provided to acquaint the patients with various treatments offered and how they contribute to healing. The staff is willing, able and trained to further explain to each patient individually the unique purpose of the apparatus used and what they are meant to accomplish. In most cases, there is a one on one patient to staff ratio and an opportunity to speak with the doctor on a daily basis.”
- Oksana and Lida
Below are some of Desa and Abby's favorite photos from the trip.
ACBM lobby and receptionist desk with ACBM teammates Liz and Mindy
Jeoff Drobot, NMD, and Desa
Dickson Thom, DDS, ND
Whole-Body Low Level Hyperthermia with Oxygen/Ozone Exposure. Hyperthermia with oxygen/ozone exposure is a supervised treatment that increases core body temperature. It can increase immune cells, circulation, and detoxification and improves metabolic and endocrine function. It can decrease lactic acid and circulating C02, while facilitating cellular waste removal. Hyperthermia can reduce blood pressure and shifts metabolism to positively decrease body mass.
Abby and Desa receiving an Electron Foot Baths. Electron Foot Baths are different from detox footbaths that claim to pull out toxins through the feet. Electron footbaths usually last 30-45 minutes and use conduction to drive and shift electrons through the body. The treatments may help with cellular communication, energy and compliment other treatments by enhancing treatment benefits.
EWOT (Exercise with oxygen therapy). Live 02 therapy is an effective way of increasing the oxygen tension in body tissues. Traditional Live O2 therapy involves breathing 90-95% oxygen while doing light exercise (the air we breath contains about 20% oxygen). The higher concentration of oxygen coupled with exercise enables the body to pull more oxygen into the bloodstream. More oxygen in the bloodstream means more oxygen is delivered downstream to the tissues.
Many chronic illnesses are accompanied by reduced oxygen tension in the body tissues. This is called hypoxia or ischemia. Since oxygen is required for optimal output of energy, the tissues that are hypoxic have reduced metabolism overall. This means that all of the cellular functions are impaired. Our cells can’t utilize energy efficiently and begin to produce lactic acid as a by-product. This begins to build in the tissues because the functions of elimination and detoxification are also impaired.
Nurse Jacque preparing an IV Infusion. IV therapy is a quick way to deliver vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. It is a “supportive” treatment that helps stimulate energy, healing and recovery. Whether you have a chronic illness, want to slow the aging process, or increase your stamina, energy and performance, IV therapy is a supportive treatment.
Biological medicine recognizes that inflammation of, and malabsorption by the digestive tract is nearly always a major factor in chronic illness. There is no faster way to get vitamins, minerals and nutrients into the body than through an IV. By using this method, we are able to bypass the digestive tract and deliver nutrients directly to the tissues. By delivering nutrients directly to the tissues, metabolic change can happen much more quickly that relying solely on oral supplementation and medication. This greatly reduces the treatment time in many cases of chronic illness.
IV therapies are individually designed around the personal needs of each patient. They can contain a mixture of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutrients depending upon test results and ongoing assessments of each patient.
IV Treatment Room
Desa being instructed by Jennifer Smith, NMD, in the Whole Body Cryotherapy chamber.
Whole Body Cryotherapy consists of whole-body exposures (2-3min) to very cold temperatures to stimulate the metabolic regulatory systems in the body. It was first developed in Japan in 1978 and has been refined and used extensively in Europe ever since. One of the benefits of Whole Body Cryotherapy is the ability to turn on our own internal heat-producing metabolism. This is a fast way to induce a hyperthermic response (increased metabolic state) that will last for hours.
It gets COLD in the chamber! Dr. Smith kept Abby moving with a series of marches and movements and at one point vented the chamber. The vapor that is visable in the image below is liquid nitrogen escaping from the chamber.
Sound Healing Room. A Sound Table is a massage table with powerful low frequency speakers mounted on the bottom of the table. The table itself acts like a speaker sending healing low frequency vibrations throughout every cell of your body. Sound tables are used in vibroacoustic therapies, which are treatment methods based on the combined effects of music and low frequency sound vibration. Auditory and vibratory stimulations are applied to the body to achieve physical and psychological results.
Lymphatic drainage is very important in the detox and healing process. In addition to a manual treatment, practitioner Kurt Kardoskee uses Lymphstar therapy that enhances detoxification & health by improving lymphatic circulation. Proven to augment massage techniques for lymph drainage, it is excellent for edema, pain, breast health, relaxation, post - op, esthetics and more.
Drs. Smith and Drobot with Shelly Wieseler, Massage Therapist & Colon Hydrotherapist in the ACBM kitchen
The gorgeous garden at ACBM
While in such an amazing area of the country, Desa and Abby did a bit of sightseeing and visited a few of the local state parks!
A big thank you to the ACBM team for welcoming Desa and Abby to your incredible clinic and letting the MI team be part of the healing process!
To learn more or if you are interested in becoming a patient, please contact Barbara Christian at email@example.com or call (774) 553-5324.
On Top of Biological Dentistry for your Benefit
Completely metal-free dental restoration is finally feasible.
Metals in our mouth (amalgam, dental crowns, bridges, or prostheses) can cause numerous problems. Especially for those of our patients who suffer from complex or chronic disorders, oral metals frequently are the greatest obstacle on their way to real recovery.
Latest findings in terms of material research in combination with our proprietary dental lab’s competence now facilitate completely metal-free dental restoration with sustainable and substantial ceramic designs.
Immediate implants – extraction and implant placement in one session only.
The immediate placement of ceramic implants is a brand-new way to close gaps right after front or side tooth extractions. Patients are thus offered an immediately functional and esthetically acceptable solution.
What makes this approach so useful is the fact that patients are provided with long-term prostheses at the same day specific teeth are being extracted on. The normal treatment duration is thus reduced from several months to one day. 4 to 6 months later, the final prosthesis can be placed for unlimited masticatory functions and a perfectly esthetic appearance.
At the same time, this technology ensures the excellent healing and recovery of the maxillodental areas affected.
Plasma Therapy – Ideal Wound Care
From now on, we are able to offer plasma treatments within the scope of surgical interventions (dental extractions, bone augmentation, implantology, sinus lifting).
The patient’s own blood plasma is applied to the alveolus to cover the bone defect.
The wound healing process is thus actively supported and significantly expedited.
Plasma therapy advantages are:
• improved repair of soft and hard tissue
• pain alleviation
• quick inflammatory recession
• improved bone density and regeneration
• reduced complication risk
Treatment under light anesthesia for challenging cases
If patients suffer from chronic conditions, it might be important to ensure full dental restoration as quick as possible. But extensive dental treatments might understandably cause fears. In suchlike cases, patients are frequently concerned and worried about undergoing dental restoration.
We are thus pleased to now be able to offer such patients a great alternative to traditional therapies: treatment under light anesthesia.
The huge advantage is that this approach facilitates the removal and restoration of all metals, interference fields and de-vitalized teeth in only one session.
Information and advice
For detailed information, please mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at +41 71 335 71 77.
If you would like more information about the Paracelsus Clinic and becoming a patient, please contact Barbara Christian at the Biological Medicine Network (email@example.com) or call (774) 553-5324.
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