Andropause

 

 

 

 

Does this sound like you you?

We are all familiar with the term and condition of menopause.

However, have you ever heard of the term Andropause? Do you or any men in your life struggle with several or all of the following symptoms?

  • Irritability
  • Sleep problems
  • Diminished libido
  • Erectile problems
  • Muscle loss and soreness
  • Decreased initiative
  • Varicose veins & hemorrhoids
  • Weight gain, especially mid section, chest & hips
  • Memory loss / difficulty focusing
  • Thinning hair
  • Depression
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Changes in visual acuity

Have you found the following on your blood work and/or physical exam?:

  • Increase in total cholesterol
  • Decrease in HDL cholesterol
  • Increasing fasting blood glucose
  • Blood pressure elevation
  • Decreased bone density

If so, there is a good chance that you or they are experiencing unnecessary and symptomatic testosterone decline. Andropause is the term for this gradual decline in androgen (sex) hormones that men may lose as they age. This decline, unlike in women, occurs much more gradually and without the overt loss of something like a menses to get our attention. Far too often it goes unidentified and therefore unaddressed.   So quality of life at home and work suffers as well as the increased health risks from obesity, insulin insensitivity, increased risk for stroke and heart attack as well as osteoporosis and diabetes. Not a pretty picture. According to the US Census Bureau, approximately 4 -5 million men suffer from low testosterone levels while only 5-10 percent of them will seek treatment.

There are many different forms of low-testosterone syndromes. These include genetic disorders, primary, secondary, and functional Andropause (which happens to be the most common). Functional Andropause takes place when the ratios between testosterone and other hormones shift. The most common cause of functional Andropause occurs when there is a difference in the ratio between serum levels of testosterone and estrogen.

Lifestyle and dietary habits are often to blame and by correcting them we are able to shift the balance of hormones dramatically improving quality of life. Although we may be able to easily identify “bad” habits we most often don’t really know the full implications of our choices and thus can remain in blissful ignorance until our quality of life suffers enough to really grab our attention.

The Big Culprits include:

1)     The Standard American Diet (SAD), which is devoid of the necessary amounts of essential fatty acids, dietary fibers and loaded with stimulants of sugar and caffeine from sodas and coffee.

  • Our bodies require Omega-3 fatty acids. These are called essential because our bodies cannot synthesize them. We must get them from our food. Omega-3, Omega-6 and Omega-9 oils are the basis of our cholesterol. Cholesterol is the backbone of what will become all of our hormones including sex hormones. Our SAD diet offers a grossly imbalanced ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 to omega-9 fatty acids as well as includes hydrogenated oils and trans fats completely altering the structure of our hormone precursors. Fast foods full of hydrogenated oils, trans fats and sugar significantly alter our fatty acid ratios impacting all major processes needed to promote optimal androgen production as well as our gastrointestinal health. Fast food consumption on a regular basis will make the successful treatment for Andropause impossible.
  • Dietary fibers help allow our liver to eliminate excess estrogen as well as prevent our gut from reabsorbing the estrogens on their way out.
  • Caffeine has an adverse impact on Andropause on multiple levels. Caffeine is an adrenal stimulant promoting over-activity and creating a shift in androgen physiology away from testosterone and towards stress hormones and excess estrogens. Over abundance of estrogen in men is a cardiovascular risk factor. Caffeine also places a demand on liver detoxification risking depletion of nutrients needed for the multiple detoxification processes. Caffeine has also been shown to have multiple adverse impacts the gastrointestinal health from reflux, increased gallbladder contraction, increased colon stimulation.

2)     Also of note is exposure to chemicals found in plastic water bottles and food containers. Some of these plastics may even be labeled as “safe” to microwave in plastic. Among other problems the chemicals in plastics have a cumulative estrogenic effect. Some of these chemicals have been tested. Many have not. It has taken over 40 years before “experts” were finally willing to admit that there is enough evidence to remove this BPA from some of our plastics. Unfortunately, there are still many other chemicals in plastics the have yet to be tested and proven safe. Likely these will be found to be unsafe in the future.

3)     Chronic stress causes functional adrenal dysregulation and a pattern known as pregnenolone steal. Chronic chemical, emotional and /or physical stressors set in motion viscous physiologic cycles. Stressors such as lack of sleep, too much alcohol and or other drugs, environmental toxins (the plastics mentioned above), ongoing relationship stress, and underdoing or even overdoing physical activity can each eventually impact your adrenal glands ability to compensate creating a physiologic shift away from synthesizing sex hormones like testosterone towards making the stress hormone cortisol. Cortisol in turn raises your blood sugar. When this becomes a continual state you will get increased belly fat, depressed immune system, suppressed metabolic thyroid hormones, increased estrogen levels and increase insulin resistance. Anyone suffering from chronic stress especially if also having difficulties with sleep and or energy regulation must assess how well your adrenals are able to maintain adequate function and support the rest of your body. A salivary hormone panel can obtain objective levels of cortisol, DHEA and determine if these is a pattern of pregnenolone steal occuring.

Our Gastrointestinal tract is the entry point for our nutrients and eventual fuel. Our GI tract has a large influence on how our hormones can and will ultimately function. Gastrointestinal health and function is another required area that must to be properly assessed and addressed to successfully fix Andropause. Any symptoms in the GI area, i.e. constipation (less then 1 bowel movement /day, straining with bowel movements or a feeling of incompleteness with bowel movements), diarrhea, abdominal pain, GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease), excessive flatulence, burping, nausea, bloating etc. are all indicative that there are problems that need correcting. The changes taking place in the gut directly and intensely impact our whole bodies function. Any conditions such as too little stomach acid, pancreatic enzyme insufficiency, biliary stasis, bacterial microflora imbalance, yeast overgrowth, gastric or duodenal ulcers will directly impact your body’s ability to move out of Andropause.

Some medications adversely impact androgen synthesis and liver enzymatic activity. Antifungals, thiazide diuretics, and other heart medications actually slow down the synthesis of testosterone and act as testosterone receptor inhibitors. Speak with your doctor about this concern especially if you are already experiencing the signs and symptoms mentioned at the beginning of this article.

To successfully and safely correct this potentially complicated condition due to the many confounding factors and hormonal players a thorough holistic approach including assessment of dietary and lifestyle, gastrointestinal health status, and medications needs to be the initial step. Depending on the findings there are many specific recommendations that will greatly aide your body to restore its balance.

I strongly caution against taking testosterone replacement based solely on serum levels without considering and properly assessing the causes for your decline. Inappropriate testosterone replacement carries with it serious potential risk factors including Benign Prostate Hypertrophy (BPH), Prostate cancer, worsening of sleep apnea, Congestive Heart failure and most recently the FDA has now warned that testosterone supplementation can cause venous blood clots even in the absence of a condition called polycythemia which offers extra risk for this side effect. Testosterone replacement based on laboratory values of testosterone alone is inadequate and may not offer the prevention or the protection from further illness.

Basic Recommendations to Improve and Fix Andropause include:

Dietary:

1)     Decrease meat intake and increase fiber intake 3-6 servings of vegetables per day.

2)     Avoid coffee and processed foods, which will be high in caffeine, sugars, and bad fats. Note that decaffeinated coffee still has 60% caffeine and will not work as alternative.

3)     Avoid a high carbohydrate diet

4)     Avoid “fast food”

 

Environmental Risks:

1)     No Plastic DO not drink from plastic. Even if it says BPA free. The chemical alternative being used has not been adequately evaluated just as BPA had not been before it was put into use. Drink your daily water from either stainless steel and or glass bottles and or glasses.

2)     Completely avoid microwaving in plastic. Instead use glass or a microwave safe ceramic.

3)     Store food in glass containers.

 

Regular exercise – minimum of 30 minutes 3-4 x/week of aerobic exercise

Supplements:

1)     A verified high quality omega-3 fatty acid. I like the product Omega-Co 3 from Apex Energetics. 1-2 TBS per day. It has a verifiably clean source of omega 3 oils as well as co-factors that enhance absorption and utilization.

2)     Probiotics – The probiotics must be of a verifiable high quality. These should be taken daily with meals to restore and maintain your optimal gut flora. My favorite general probiotic has been HMF from Genestra.

3)     Fiber – 1-2 TBS /day of organic flax seed. Make sure to keep this in a dark, in air tight container in small enough amounts that you will go through it quickly. This should be along with the fibers you will also get your high vegetable diet.

These and many more effective recommendations based on your individual whole hormone picture and lifestyle will get the job done and have you off to feeling your best in short order. If you have concerns about this or related issues talk with your doctor. There is much more to know about this topic. Don’t resign to your symptoms. It may take some work on your part. But what is more important than your health?

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Sunlight Chronicle
Volume III Issue 1
May 2013

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Welcome to the May Edition of the Sunlight Chronicle!

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month!

I am excited to share with you what we are doing to bring you the best in thoughtful and thorough health care with only the safest and highest quality supplements and herbs to support your progress!

Best Regards,
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By Bernie Noe, ND – Green Mountain Natural Health

Asthma is a common condition that leads to breathing difficulty, coughing, and wheezing. It is caused by a combination of spasm of the small airways of the lung and inflammation, both of which impair the ability of the lungs to exchange air. The severity of asthma symptoms can range from mild wheezing to life-threatening breathing difficulties. It affects about 3% of the US population, with children under the age of 10 being most at risk.

The natural treatment of asthma focuses on several key principles: reducing allergic exposure, reducing the sensitivity and spasticity of the airways of the lungs, balancing the allergic/inflammatory pathways in the body, and correcting nutrient imbalances.

More than 90% of asthmatic children under the age of 16 are allergic, about 70% of asthmatics between the ages of 16 and 30 are allergic, and one half of those over 30 are allergic. Reducing allergic exposure is therefore key to the treatment of asthma and includes avoiding not only airborne allergens such as molds, pollens, animal dander, and dust, but also food allergens such as dairy, eggs, and wheat.

The first step in reducing exposure to airborne allergens is to determine what the individual is reacting to. There are two basic options to determine this: skin allergy testing (which is done by an allergist) and blood allergy testing (which can be done by most physicians). Once the allergic triggers have been identified, a plan should be developed to reduce exposure to those allergens. Dust mites, for example, can be found in especially high numbers in carpets and bedding. These items can be removed, treated, or covered to reduce dust mite populations. Air filters can be an effective way to remove allergens from the air as well. Both HEPA and ionizing air purifiers work well, but ionization units should be chosen carefully for low ozone output, which is itself an irritant.

Food allergies are very common in people with asthma, especially when the asthma starts early in life. A 1981 study of 284 asthmatic children found food sensitivities in 75% of them, and other studies have identified food allergy as the sole cause of asthma in up to 40% of adults. Dairy, eggs, wheat, gluten, citrus, peanuts, and chocolate are some of the most common offenders, although any food can be a potential allergen.

While most people think of a food allergy when someone eats a food such as a peanut and has immediate difficulty with breathing, a more common type of allergic reaction is delayed and more insidious in nature. Most people with this latter type of allergy are unaware they are allergic. Unfortunately hidden food allergy as a cause of asthma is almost completely ignored by the conventional medical community.
Food allergies can be effectively diagnosed with either a blood test or an elimination/challenge diet. While skin allergy testing is available for foods as well, it is not useful for diagnosing these delayed types of food allergies. Once the allergic foods are determined, they must be eliminated from the diet.

Reducing the spasticity of the airway is also an important goal. Magnesium is well known for its ability to relieve muscle spasm, and this includes the muscles that surround the airways of the lung. Green tea and the herbal medicine Lobelia are also effective bronchodilators.

Balancing the allergic/inflammatory pathways in the body is also very important. Omega-3 oils, which are found in fish and flax seeds, can be an effective way to do this. One study found that children who eat fish more than once per week have one third the risk of developing asthma as those who don’t eat fish regularly. Avoiding tartrazine dyes (found in many artificial colorings), preservatives, aspirin, ibuprofen, and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs is also important as these substances promote the production of leukotrienes, potent inflammatory substances involved in asthma.

Nutrients that are important in the treatment of asthma include vitamins C, B6, and B12, and the minerals selenium and molybdenum. There have been 11 clinical studies since 1973 that have studied the use of vitamin C in the treatment of asthma, seven of which showed significant improvement. Vitamin B12 and molybdenum both act to reduce sensitivity to sulfites, a common ingredient of restaurant foods that aggravates asthma in an estimated 5-10% of sufferers.

Finally, many people with asthma don’t produce enough stomach acid, a condition which can lead to food allergies and decreased nutrient absorption. A 1931 study found that 80% of asthmatic children produce insufficient amounts of stomach acid. This problem can be corrected with hydrochloric acid supplements.

While all of the above natural substances can be used individually, the greatest benefit comes from a comprehensive treatment program that includes the use of appropriate herbs, nutrients, dietary modifications, and allergen elimination. Many people with mild to moderate asthma are able to reduce or even eliminate their need for prescription medications by following this approach. Asthma medications should not, however, be discontinued without first consulting a physician, as this can lead to a life-threatening emergency.
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INGREDIENTS:
Salad:
3½ to 4 pounds yams, peeled and cubed
½ pound smoked salmon
1 red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and diced
4 to 5 green onions, sliced into rounds
½ cup chopped fresh cilantro

Dressing:
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¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
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DIRECTIONS:
To make the salad, cook the cubed yams in a steamer basket over about 2 inches of water in a 2- or 3-quart pot. Place a lid on the pot and cook over medium-high heat. Steam for 15 to 20 minutes, or until fork-tender. Do not overcook! Transfer to a plate or platter to cool completely.

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Yield: 6 servings

Variation: If you are vegan or allergic to fish, replace the smoked salmon with 2 to 3 cups of cooked black beans.
MD ND Legislation Update
In case you didn’t’t know…

We Did It!!!

Governor Martin O’Malley signed the Naturopathic licensure bill into law on April 14, 2014 making Maryland the 18th state to license Naturopathic Doctors. The first licenses will be issued March 1, 2016. This allows the time needed for implementing the many processes needed for a smooth transition into our new licensure here in Maryland.

These upcoming changes in our sate are very exciting. I am proud and honored by the tireless efforts and accomplishments of my naturopathic and conventional medical colleagues working collaboratively to better the lives of all Marylanders.

In Wellness,

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Sunlight Natural Health is located on Falls Road in the Bare Hills Business district just 1 mile North of Whole Foods grocery and serves the Greater Baltimore, Maryland / Washington DC, and Southern Pennsylvania area. We provide health care for all ages addressing chronic, acute, and preventative health care needs.

Jump start your health! The Sunlight Natural Pharmacy offers a selection of the highest quality vitamins, herbs, and nutritional supplements to support your health needs. Find all of your vitamins and supplements at Sunlight Natural Health. Whether you’re looking for immune or adrenal support, digestive enzymes, or natural allergy relief, we can help you find the products you’re looking for.

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Sunlight Chronicle
Volume II Issue 9
October 2013

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Welcome to the October Edition of the Sunlight Chronicle!

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Breaking News!!!
Senate Passes Naturopathic Medicine Week Resolution

The U.S. Senate last night unanimously passed a resolution designating October 7 – October 13 as Naturopathic Medicine Week.

The resolution recognizes the value of naturopathic medicine in providing “safe, effective, and affordable health care…” and encourages Americans to learn about the role of naturopathic physicians in preventing chronic and debilitating conditions.

Passage of this resolution is an historic achievement for naturopathic medicine. The Congress has now officially recognized the important role naturopathic medicine plays in effectively addressing the nation’s health care needs as well as in addressing the increasingly severe shortage of primary care physicians.

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The resolution (Sen. Res. 221) is not yet available on Congress’ official web site but will be soon.
A Naturopathic Approach to Peri-Menopause
by Dr. Janene Martin, ND

Menopause is the natural process when a woman passes transitions from her role as fertile caretaker and “doing” to a role of solidarity and “being”. Menopause often happens to also be a time many woman are forced to reflect on their health as they struggle with hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, mood swings, depression, unexplained weight gain, headaches, fatigue, body aches and pain, memory problems, lack of concentration, lower sex drive, dry, thin, & wrinkly skin, vaginal dryness, hair loss, thinning hair, facial hair growth, and osteoporosis. Sound easy? Not if you are dealing with all or any of this.

Since our first menses, the pituitary gland (an important hormone-secreting gland in our brain) has been communicating with our ovaries and our uterus to create and maintain regular menstrual cycles. When we begin to enter peri-menopause, the messages sent from the pituitary to our reproductive organs become sporadic. The effect is that the levels of estrogen and progesterone fluctuate resulting in the varied symptoms we can experience. A woman’s fluctuating hormone levels can have an enormous impact on the way she feels for months to years. Peri-menopause may begin in her 40’s and last through her 50’s. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Menopause is not technically reached until all bleeding has stopped for at least 12 consecutive months. There are also times when this transition may happen suddenly and abruptly as when the ovaries and uterus have been surgically removed. As you might expect this type of transition is can be even more difficult. When
the ovaries are no longer able to produce a regular cyclical output of estrogen our bones, heart, liver, thyroid, and gut lining become affected. During this time, and even afterward, it is primarily our adrenal glands that are the main producers of estrogen. Therefore, if our adrenals are not well functioning we can suffer all the more with severity of symptoms. For the young woman who may be suffering with menstrual irregularities and unpleasant symptoms now is the time to help yourself prepare for a smooth transition for the future. For the older woman who may already be facing these discomforts, there is hope!

I would love to have the automatic magic protocol for immediate relief for every woman who walks through the door with these symptoms. However, as with all health concerns my experience as a physician tells me it will once again take an individualized assessment approach to find out what will work best for the woman in front of me. Although there may be a common set of possible symptoms for this diagnosis, in reality, there are a myriad of individualized circumstances that are affecting each of us. There are many factors that will affect our experience of menopause such as stress levels, exercise, mother’s menopausal history, smoking history, surgical vs. natural menopause, etc.

A naturopathic treatment approach includes determining the best course of action first through a thorough history of your current symptoms. We are so wonderfully inter-connected. Menopause affects many of our organs like our heart, bones, liver, thyroid, as well as GI tract. So a thorough initial conversation includes inquiring about your menstrual history, risk factors for osteoporosis, heart disease and breast cancer as well as any telling physical exam findings. A thorough diagnostic work-up is also imperative and should include blood work, bone density testing, and adrenal testing as necessary.

Specific treatment recommendations, of course, always depend on your individualized assessment findings and involve lifestyle recommendations like stress management and regular exercise to a detoxification and dietary plan, adrenal support, homeopathic remedy selection and or herbal support. With this approach you can expect to not only alleviate your current symptoms but also protect your health for years to come.

General recommendations for the peri-menopausal times:
* Reduce total fat, animal fat, refined grains and flours, sugar salt, use only a modest amount of low-fat dairy products.
* Increase: whole foods diet of Fruits, vegetables, Legumes and especially soy, whole grains, nuts, and seeds, olive oil, and cold-water fresh fish (salmon, tuna, mackerel, herring, halibut, sardines)
* Bioflavinoids 1,000mg /day plus 1,500mg vitamin C
* B6 50 – 200mg/day
* Evening Primrose oil 1,500 – 3,000/day
* Vitamin E 400-800iu/day
* Plenty of exercise

Homeopathic remedies can be very effective for hot flashes but are best utilized when the whole presentation is taken into consideration: A few that can be helpful are:
* Sulphur – worse heat, sweats excessively, long lasting heat
* Sepia – heat tends to move up the body, worse during the afternoons and evenings
* Pulsatilla – constantly changing symptoms, better open air, chill together with perspiration
* Lachesis – hot flashes with headaches, palpitations and hot sweats, can be worse during sleep
* Phosphorus – heat extending up back, tremendous thirst, better cold drinks, worse eating

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1. Perform a breast self-examination once a month. If you find any abnormalities, consult your doctor immediately. Early detection is vital to successful treatment.

2. Drink 8 glasses of pure water daily. The best water filtering system is reverse osmosis. Water stored in plastic contains contaminants.

3. Eliminate all foods with additives, preservatives, artificial colorings and chemicals. Read labels.

4. To increase oxygen in your environment decorate with plants. In highly polluted areas, use an air filter. Breathe deeply, exhaling through the nose. Aerobic exercise and yoga elevates oxygen in our cells. This is essential to good health.

5. Chew food thoroughly and eat slowly, in a relaxed atmosphere. Smaller portions improve digestion while increasing the absorption of nutrients from organic food.

6. Minimize over the counter and prescription drugs. Substitute herbs whenever possible. Drugs clog the liver and have adverse effects on hormone detoxification.

7. Avoid constipation, without the use of over the counter laxatives, which can be dangerous. “In almost every case of breast cancer, a history of constipation can be demonstrated.” (Pelton) Plenty of water, fiber, fruit, and exercise are very helpful. Magnesium citrate helps stimulate peristalsis in the colon. If you must use a laxative, use an herbal one but only occasionally. If constipation is chronic and/or you want to expedite detoxification, consult a colon hydro-therapist.

8. Exercise regularly. Women who exercise aerobically four hours a week have less disease and stress. Exercise, especially jumping on a trampoline, stimulates the movement of lymph thus facilitating drainage in the breast. Move your arms, swim, dance, walk, and do calisthenics.

9. Do not wear tight bras with under wires. Take your bra off whenever you can. Bras cut off the lymph drainage allowing breast to experience longer exposure to toxins.

10. Wear natural fabrics. The skin is your largest organ of elimination and detoxification. Natural fabrics allow the skin to breathe. Avoid dry-cleaning whenever possible. Carcinogenic chemicals from dry cleaning can enter your system through your skin. If you must dry clean, air out garments before wearing.

11. Do not use any harsh anti-perspirants, deodorants, soaps, detergents, lotion, make-up, hair dye, etc. Every chemical you put on your skin enters your body, thus increasing detoxification requirements on your liver.

12. Massage your breasts daily as massage stimulates blood flow and oxygen thus increasing lymphatic drainage.

13. Dry brush your skin daily with a natural skin brush in a circular motion toward the heart, emphasizing the areas where lymph nodes are concentrated, neck, shoulders, underarms, inner thighs etc. Skin brushing in the morning can be more energizing than coffee.

14. Install a shower filter. Chlorine and other carcinogens found in tap water enter the body through the skin.

15. Take saunas, steam baths, herbal baths and wraps, and have massages as often as possible. These assist detoxification.

16. Avoid holding stress and resentment in your body. Find healthy ways to relax and express yourself to eliminate stress. Emotional and personality make-up are large factors in attaining wellness. Love of life, love for oneself, and deep connections to others help us make healthier choices. Expressing emotions, even ‘negative’ ones, are a part of wellness.

17. Spirituality contributes to wellness. It means something different to each of us. It can be appreciation of our worth, uniqueness, and purpose. It can be to have faith, to love, to forgive, an/or to commune with nature.

18. Make changes gradually, learn more about preventing disease and share this information. Remember that the more organically you eat, the healthier you and the earth will be.

19. Take responsibility for your health and your body. Find a competent, alternative health-care provider that you trust.

Featured Recipe
Roasted Sweet Potato Soup with Curried Apples
By Whole Living: Body + Soul in Balance (http://www.wholeliving.com/132157/roasted-sweet-potato-soup-curried-apples?center=136760&gallery=136190&slide=132157)

For this recipe, use a crisp, fiber-packed apple like Lady Apple, Cortland, or Gala. The roasted sweet potatoes are loaded with beta-carotene.

** INGREDIENTS:
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* 2 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes (3 or 4)
* 2 tablespoons olive oil
* 1 medium onion, halved and sliced
* Coarse salt and ground black pepper
* 1 red bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, thinly sliced
* 2 jalapeño peppers, ribs and seeds removed, thinly sliced
* 3 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
* 1/2 cup dry sherry (optional)
* 4 cups vegetable broth, homemade or canned
* 2 teaspoons white-wine vinegar
* 1 teaspoon honey
* 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
* 1 small tart apple (4 ounce) peeled, cored, and diced
* 1/4 cup plain yogurt
* 2 tablespoons chopped mint, for garnish

** DIRECTIONS:
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1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and roast for 1 hour, turning once, or until potatoes are very soft. When cool enough to handle, scoop cooked potato out of the skins. Discard skins.
2. Meanwhile, in a 5-quart Dutch oven or large soup pot, heat oil over medium. Add onion, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and caramelized, about 20 minutes. Add bell pepper, jalapenos, and garlic; cook for 5 minutes. Add sherry (if using), sweet potato, and broth; stir to combine. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook for 20 minutes, until flavors have blended.
3. Working in batches, puree soup in a blender. Combine batches in a clean pot. The soup should be thick. (If you prefer a thinner soup, add water or a little more broth.) Taste and adjust seasoning.
4. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring vinegar, honey, and curry powder to a boil. Add apple; stir for 1 minute and remove from heat. To serve, ladle the soup into warm bowls, add a spoonful of apples, a spoonful of yogurt, and a sprinkle of mint.

Prep Time 35 minutes | Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes | Yield Makes 6 cups | Serves 4
About Us

At Sunlight Natural Health you will find a team of licensed professionals who approach your health care from varied holistic modalities. This gives you the control over the health care decisions that are right for you.

Sunlight Natural Health is located on Falls Road in the Bare Hills Business district just 1 mile North of Whole Foods grocery and serves the Greater Baltimore, Maryland / Washington DC, and Southern Pennsylvania area. We provide health care for all ages addressing chronic, acute, and preventative health care needs.

Jump start your health! The Sunlight Natural Pharmacy offers a selection of the highest quality vitamins, herbs, and nutritional supplements to support your health needs. Find all of your vitamins and supplements at Sunlight Natural Health. Whether you’re looking for immune or adrenal support, digestive enzymes, or natural allergy relief, we can help you find the products you’re looking for.

We treat you, not your disease!
Our Licensed Practitioners

Dr. Janene Martin, N.D., is a licensed naturopathic physician whose practice includes functional medical assessments, lifestyle and nutritional counseling, homeopathy, herbal and nutritional supplementation, and hydrotherapy.

Gina Corso, M.Ac., L.Ac., Chinese Herbalist, is a licensed acupuncturist and certified Chinese Herbalist who offers a balance of traditional and contemporary healing modalities focusing on women’s health.

Lauren Going, LCSW-C, RYT, is a licensed psychotherapist using a psychodynamic and holistic framework to help adults, adolescents, and families.

Lucy (Shraddha) Hagan BA, LMT, NCTMB, is licensed to practice massage therapy in the state of Maryland and she is nationally certified. She is a Reiki Master, Certified Aromatherapist, and Certified Reflexologist. She is trained in Craniosacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release. She works with people of all ages to support the release of negativity on all levels for greater experiences of wholeness and well being.
Amy Joyce, M.Ac., L.Ac., is a licensed acupuncturist who combines classical acupuncture, practical body wisdom, and meditation to facilitate mindful healing.

Jessica Luty Kabrhel, LCSW-C, is a licensed psychotherapist assisting adolescents and adults with personal growth, recovery, and healing.

Kasia Kines, M.S., LDN, CNS, CN, is a licensed nutritionist who focuses on the environmental aspects of nutrition and offers a holistic nutrition program that includes a detoxification protocol for a wide variety of conditions.

Wendy Kurtz, M.S., B.S., B.A., is a certified colon hydrotherapist trained in the SLO-FIL technique and a health coach who focuses on treating the whole person.

MaryAnn Niclas, LCSW-C, CYT, is a licensed clinical therapist who has been in private practice in Baltimore for more than 20 years. She is well-versed in several therapy modalities and works with individuals, families, and children

Karolina J. Tittel is a wellness consultant & TLS Weight Solution coach who coaches groups and individuals in healthy lifestyle behaviors using the Transitions Lifestyle System.

Anita Wilson, LMT & Jill Taylor, LMT, are both licensed massage therapists who offer custom massage utilizing Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, reflexology, sports massage, and myofascial release to help reduce stress, promote relaxation and relieve muscular pain.

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Sunlight Chronicle
Volume II Issue 8
August 2013

Sunlight Natural Health
6302 Falls Road, Suite C
410-296-4005
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Welcome to the August Edition of the Sunlight Chronicle!

August is National Breastfeeding Month!

Not surprisingly, we here at Sunlight Natural Health are strong advocates of breastfeeding and want to be a resource for you on this journey. We want to also acknowledge those dedicated and loving new mothers and babies who, for circumstances beyond anyone’s control, are unable to breastfeed their babies.

I have had the opportunity to experience both the rewards and challenges of breastfeeding going beautifully and the complete impossibility. Fortunately, here in the states we are blessed to have resources to find alternatives to nourish our babies despite the, perhaps unexpected, or less than ideal situations.

Things like breast pumping, finding suitable milk donors, and if all else fails healthier anti-allergenic milk formulations. This is a huge world of information and unfortunately we cannot cover it all here. But know that we are here for you and your questions when they arise. And we are happy to share with you information that you and your babies need to be healthy, happy and wise.

Happy August and I hope this finds you enjoying your last hooray of summer as fall is just around the corner.

Best Regards,
Dr. Janene Martin

The Benefits of Breastfeeding
by Kasia Kines, M.S., LDN, CNS, CN
Holistic Nutrition Naturally http://www.kasikines.com

Breast Feeding Benefits for Your Infant:

* The quantity and quality of protein in breast milk is best suited for the newborn infant. Protein provides about 6-7% of the total energy in breast milk compared to 2l% in cow’s milk and 9% in formula. Whey is the predominant protein in breast milk, which is more easily digested by the infant than casein, the predominant protein in cow’s milk.
* Numerous immunological factors in breast milk provide protection against gastroenteritis, respiratory infections, otitis media, some cancers, juvenile diabetes and allergic reactions. For infants with a strong family history of allergies, breastfeeding is an important preventive measure against allergies.
* Protection against iron deficiency anemia is greater than that from cow’s milk or a non-iron-fortified formula. While the iron content of breast milk is lower than cow’s milk, it is better absorbed (50% versus 10%, respectively). The high lactose and vitamin C content of breast milk contributes to the increased absorption of iron.
* Breast milk contains lower levels of calcium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium and protein than cow’s milk. This lower renal solute load helps to prevent dehydration.
* Essential fatty acids such as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in breast milk promote brain development and visual acuity.
* Human milk lipase contributes to the digestion and absorption of fats. Most of the fat (85-90%) in breast milk is absorbed. Absorption of fat from cow’s milk can be lower than 70% for many infants.
* Lactase in breast milk increases the absorption of lactose. The large quantity of lactose in breast milk contributes to the development of the central nervous system and intestinal flora.
* Breast milk amylase aids in the digestion of starch.
* Reduced risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
* No risk of overfeeding.
* Promotes good jaw and tooth development.
* Fosters the development of a strong maternal-infant bond.

Breast Feeding Benefits for the Mother:

* Convenient and easier than formula preparation. Breast milk is always at the right temperature and hygienic. This is a great advantage for travelling mothers.
* Significantly cheaper than formula. Costs only the price of a few extra groceries for the mother.
* Saves hours of formula buying and preparation. No worries about the correct dilution or a clean water supply.
* Quicker and easier to return to pre-pregnancy weight and the normal shape of the uterus.
* May increase the mother’s sense of well being due to higher levels of prolactin secreted while nursing.
* May be protective against breast and ovarian cancer and “these benefits increase with increased exclusiveness of breastfeeding during the first 6 months of life, and thereafter with increased duration of breastfeeding” (WHO/LINICEF).
* Helps to decrease postpartum bleeding.

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Calendar of Events

May 18-Aug. 10 Summer TLS Program
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July 27-Aug. 24
30 Day Whole Food Detox Program
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Sunlight Natural Health Hours
Monday – Thursday 9 – 5
Friday 10 – 6
Saturday 10 – 2
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Featured Products for August
Breastfeeding and Baby Aids

More Milk Plus

Motherlove’s best-selling more milk plus alcohol free liquid concentrate in vegetarian capsules. A safe and effective herbal formula designed to quickly increase breast milk for breastfeeding mothers.
Not for use during pregnancy.

More Milk Special Blend

Motherlove’s alcohol free liquid concentrate in vegetarian capsules. This formula blends the herbs in the more milk plus with goat’s rue. Specially formulated at the request of lactation consultants, this product can stimulate mammary tissue and increase breast milk for women who did not increase in breast size during pregnancy, have had previous breast surgeries (http://www.motherlove.com/category/resources-library.html) and adoptive mothers (http://www.motherlove.com/category/resources-library.html) .
Not for use during pregnancy.

Nipple Cream

Motherlove’s organic nipple cream has a zero rating (zero toxins) on EWG’s skin deep database (http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/brand/Motherlove_Herbal_Company/products/) and is made with 100% certified organic ingredients. An all natural herbal salve that quickly relieves the discomfort of sore, cracked nursing nipples (http://www.motherlove.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=MHC&Category_Code=resources-faq-sore-nipples-thrush) . All ingredients are safe for ingestion, so it does not need to be washed off prior to breastfeeding baby.

Fenugreek Alcohol-free

Motherlove’s Fenugreek is the best known herb to increase breast milk supply for breastfeeding mothers. It stimulates sweat glands and affects smooth muscle contractions.
Not for use during pregnancy.

NoseFrida

NoseFrida is non-invasive – instead of going inside the nose like the bulb, it forms a seal with the outside of the baby’s nostril (creating a vacuum). Parent-powered (mouth) suction is much stronger and more effective than the static suction of the bulb or battery-powered aspirators. NoseFrida is also easy to clean.

KidScents Tender Tush

KidScents®Tender Tush is a gentle ointment that nourishes and protects skin with soothing ingredients like coconut, olive, and wheat germ oils. The all-natural ingredients in Tender Tush soothe the delicate skin in the diaper area while gentle essential oils provide comforting aromatherapy. Tender Tush is also great for expectant mothers who are concerned with stretch marks.

Featured Recipe
Grilled Citrus Chicken Salad
By Wellness Mama (http://wellnessmama.com/1615/grilled-citrus-chicken-salad-with-homemade-dressing/)

A light and fruity chicken salad that can be made on the go. This salad is a reminder of summer, even when there is snow on the ground. I often make a salad like this for lunch at least a few times a week. Pick your own homemade dressing (http://wellnessmama.com/1531/seven-fast-and-healthy-salad-dressing-recipes/) , or just squeeze a lemon or orange over for a dressing.

** INGREDIENTS:
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* 2 (or more for leftovers) large chicken breasts (or 4 thighs)
* 1 orange, lime or lemon
* Spices
* 1 Chopped cucumber
* 1 apple, peeled, sliced and chopped
* 1/2 cup slice strawberries (optional)
* 2 or more hardboiled eggs
* lettuce or spinach for salad
* homemade dressing of your choice

** DIRECTIONS:
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1. Bake chicken in oven for approx 1 hour (or slice and pan fry) with sliced orange, lemon or lime and spices on top (salt, pepper, cilantro, garlic (http://wellnessmama.com/go/garlic/) , etc) or just sprinkle some lemon juice on for flavor
2. Hard boil 2 (or more for leftovers) eggs and let cool
3. Prepare lettuce or spinach in bowls
4. Chop cucumber, apple and other veggies if desired and put on lettuce
5. Prepare homemade dressing of choice (last week’s meal plan has these)
6. When chicken is done, slice or cube and put on top of salad
7. Top with dressing

About Us

At Sunlight Natural Health you will find a team of licensed professionals who approach your health care from varied holistic modalities. This gives you the control over the health care decisions that are right for you.

Sunlight Natural Health is located on Falls Road in the Bare Hills Business district just 1 mile North of Whole Foods grocery and serves the Greater Baltimore, Maryland / Washington DC, and Southern Pennsylvania area. We provide health care for all ages addressing chronic, acute, and preventative health care needs.

Jump start your health! The Sunlight Natural Pharmacy offers a selection of the highest quality vitamins, herbs, and nutritional supplements to support your health needs. Find all of your vitamins and supplements at Sunlight Natural Health. Whether you’re looking for immune or adrenal support, digestive enzymes, or natural allergy relief, we can help you find the products you’re looking for.

We treat you, not your disease!
Our Licensed Practitioners

Dr. Janene Martin, N.D., is a licensed naturopathic physician whose practice includes functional medical assessments, lifestyle and nutritional counseling, homeopathy, herbal and nutritional supplementation, and hydrotherapy.

Gina Corso, M.Ac., L.Ac., Chinese Herbalist, is a licensed acupuncturist and certified Chinese Herbalist who offers a balance of traditional and contemporary healing modalities focusing on women’s health.

Lauren Going, LCSW-C, RYT, is a licensed psychotherapist using a psychodynamic and holistic framework to help adults, adolescents, and families.

Amy Joyce, M.Ac., L.Ac., is a licensed acupuncturist who combines classical acupuncture, practical body wisdom, and meditation to facilitate mindful healing.

Jessica Luty Kabrhel, LCSW-C, is a licensed psychotherapist assisting adolescents and adults with personal growth, recovery, and healing.

Kasia Kines, M.S., LDN, CNS, CN, is a licensed nutritionist who focuses on the environmental aspects of nutrition and offers a holistic nutrition program that includes a detoxification protocol for a wide variety of conditions.

Wendy Kurtz, M.S., B.S., B.A., is a certified colon hydrotherapist trained in the SLO-FIL technique and a health coach who focuses on treating the whole person.

MaryAnn Niclas, LCSW-C, CYT, is a licensed clinical therapist who has been in private practice in Baltimore for more than 20 years. She is well-versed in several therapy modalities and works with individuals, families, and children

Karolina J. Tittel is a wellness consultant & TLS Weight Solution coach who coaches groups and individuals in healthy lifestyle behaviors using the Transitions Lifestyle System.

Anita Wilson, LMT, is a licensed massage therapist who offers custom massages utilizing Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, reflexology, sports massage, and myofascial release to help reduce stress, promote relaxation and relieve muscular pain.

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Sunlight Chronicle
Volume II Issue 7
July 2013

Sunlight Natural Health
6302 Falls Road, Suite C
410-296-4005
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Welcome to the July Edition of the Sunlight Chronicle!

July : A Month of Celebrations and Vacations!

Summer is here! This is cause for celebration and a great time to get away for a vacation. There are quite a few places to go, old and new. While you are out and about whetting your appetite for new sights and tasty treats, take a moment to read about the featured items which will help to maintain good summer gut health. We wish you happiness and fun in the sun.

In the spirit of celebration, we are happy to introduce two new practitioners to the SNH family, Lauren Going, LCSW-C, RYT and MaryAnn Niclas, LCSW-C. CYT. Both Lauren and MaryAnn are licensed clinical therapists and trained yoga instructors.

We would like to remind you of our brand new Wellness Package option, which began on July 1, 2013. The package entitles you to reduced office visit charges, as well as more time to pay your visit fees over a 12 month commitment period. Refer to the table below for further details. If you have any questions, just give us a call.

Best Regards,
Dr. Janene Martin
***Sunlight Special***

WEDNESDAYS ONLY
Chair Massages with Anita
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Calendar of Events

May 18-Aug. 10 Summer TLS Program
Please register at kasia@kasiakines.com

Transitions Lifestyle System (TLS) isn’t a diet, but a healthy way of life that consistently delivers sustainable weight loss and maintenance. Call (410) 296-4005 for more information today!

Free Intro to Detox Class
Tuesday July 23, 6:30pm-8pm

30 Day Whole Food Detox Program
Saturday, July 27, 2013 to Saturday, August 24, 2013

Sunlight Natural Health Hours
Monday – Thursday 9 – 5
Friday 10 – 6
Saturday 10 – 2
and by appointment
Sunlight Natural Pharmacy
Featured Products for July
Natural Aids for Smooth Digestion

Super DigestZyme

Do you tend to over eat at social functions? Holidays including the fourth of July often revolve around eating and may often lead to bloating and indigestion. SuperDigestZyme contains high levels of plant-base enzymes as well as herbs and flower remedies that stimulate enzyme production and help to achieve smooth digestion. All three categories of digestive enzymes including amylase, protease, and lipase are found in this product ensuring full spectrum digestive support.

Intestinal Repair Complex

Intestinal Repair Complex assists in the repair and restoration of a healthy gastrointestinal lining. Ingredients such as aloe vera, marshmallow root, plant enzymes, and L-glutamine (the body’s most abundant amino acid) contribute to the efficacy of this product. Deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) enhances natural mucous production to form a protective intestinal barrier. Plant enzymes help to prevent gas and bloating by converting carbohydrates into their natural end product.

HCL-ProZyme

Gastric acid is a natural digestive fluid formed in the stomach that contains large amounts of hydrochloric acid. Hydrochloric acid plays a key role in the digestion of proteins, which are an important source of energy and nutrients that we must be able to properly digest and absorb. However, the body’s ability to produce hydrochloric acid diminishes as we age. HCL-ProZyme is an excellent supplement that can help increase the body’s digestive capacity by introducing a small amount of hydrochloric acid as well digestive herbs including peppermint, hops, fennel, cayenne pepper, and dandelion. If you notice tasting your food after you have eaten or retasting your anti-inflammatory fish oils, you could be low in hydrochloric acid – as well as if you you have indigestion after fatty meals or thin fingernails.

Vital Nutrients Heartburn Tx

Heartburn Tx is a supplement designed to battle the occasional heartburn or indigestion. Composed of zinc and a blend of essential amino acids, licorice root, and aloe vera leaf extract, Vital Nutrients Heartburn Tx promotes a balanced pH in the digestive tract and supports the integrity of the gastric mucosal lining. Zinc is an essential mineral that has been found to prolong the release of gastric acid which helps prevent acid reflux and heartburn.

Featured Recipe
Melon, Mint, and Cucumber Smoothie
By Whole Living: Body + Soul in Balance (http://www.wholeliving.com/180976/melon-mint-and- cucumber-smoothie?czone=e&center=136760&gallery=181801&slide=180976)

For the most digestive benefits, drink the melon smoothie at least 30 minutes before or after a meal. Want a readymade refresher? Go for coconut water.

INGREDIENTS:
· 2 cups chopped honeydew
· 1 cup chopped English cucumber
· 12 fresh mint leaves
· 2-4 tablespoons fresh lime juice, to taste
· 1 teaspoon honey

** DIRECTIONS:
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Puree ingredients in a blender until smooth.

Prep time: 5 min. Total Time: 15 min. Yields: Serves 2

MD ND Legislation Update

MDANP RAFFLE!!!

The drawing was held on July 15th.
Sorry, but no one from the SNH family of clients, patients, or practitioners
won the raffle this time around.

All raffle sales are in support of licensure efforts for
Naturopathic Doctors in Maryland.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
AND ALL YOU DO TO PROMOTE
THE HEALING POWER OF NATURE IN MARYLAND!!!
About Us

At Sunlight Natural Health you will find a team of licensed professionals who approach your health care from varied holistic modalities. This gives you the control over the health care decisions that are right for you.

Sunlight Natural Health is located on Falls Road in the Bare Hills Business district just 1 mile North of Whole Foods grocery and serves the Greater Baltimore, Maryland / Washington DC, and Southern Pennsylvania area. We provide health care for all ages addressing chronic, acute, and preventative health care needs.

Jump start your health! The Sunlight Natural Pharmacy offers a selection of the highest quality vitamins, herbs, and nutritional supplements to support your health needs. Find all of your vitamins and supplements at Sunlight Natural Health. Whether you’re looking for immune or adrenal support, digestive enzymes, or natural allergy relief, we can help you find the products you’re looking for.

We treat you, not your disease!
Our Licensed Practitioners

Dr. Janene Martin, N.D., is a licensed naturopathic physician whose practice includes functional medical assessments, lifestyle and nutritional counseling, homeopathy, herbal and nutritional supplementation, and hydrotherapy.

Gina Corso, M.Ac., L.Ac., Chinese Herbalist, is a licensed acupuncturist and certified Chinese Herbalist who offers a balance of traditional and contemporary healing modalities focusing on women’s health.

Lauren Going, LCSW-C, RYT, is a licensed psychotherapist, yoga instructor, and ayurvedic practitioner who incorporates a holistic approach and specializes in self-harming behaviors, depression, anxiety, stress, and trauma. She offers psychotherapy, yoga privates, ayurvedic consultations for children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples, and is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE).

Amy Joyce, M.Ac., L.Ac., is a licensed acupuncturist who combines classical acupuncture, practical body wisdom, and meditation to facilitate mindful healing.

Jessica Luty Kabrhel, LCSW-C, is a licensed psychotherapist assisting adolescents and adults with personal growth, recovery, and healing.

Kasia Kines, M.S., LDN, CNS, CN, is a licensed nutritionist who focuses on the environmental aspects of nutrition and offers a holistic nutrition program that includes a detoxification protocol for a wide variety of conditions.

Wendy Kurtz, M.S., B.S., B.A., is a certified colon hydrotherapist trained in the SLO-FIL technique and a health coach who focuses on treating the whole person.

MaryAnn Niclas, LCSW-C, CYT, is a licensed clinical therapist who has been in private practice in Baltimore for more than 20 years. She is well-versed in several therapy modalities and works with individuals, families, and children.

Karolina J. Tittel is a wellness consultant & TLS Weight Solution coach who coaches groups and individuals in healthy lifestyle behaviors using the Transitions Lifestyle System.

Anita Wilson, LMT, is a licensed massage therapist who offers custom massages utilizing Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, reflexology, sports massage, and myofascial release to help reduce stress, promote relaxation and relieve muscular pain.

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Sunlight Chronicle
Volume II Issue 6
June 2013

Sunlight Natural Health
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Welcome to the June Edition of the Sunlight Chronicle!

June is National Safety Month!

With summer just around the corner and the increasing desire to be more active, it is good to know how to enjoy the outdoors in a safe way. Within this newsletter you’ll find some tips to help you keep cool, stay safe and still have fun. Enjoy!

I hope you are enjoying the warmer temperatures and sunny days and maybe even getting some Vitamin D naturally. June is National Safety Month. What could be a better time to focus on outdoor safety for summer fun? Read through this issue of the Sunlight Chronicle to find natural first aid remedies and natural sun protection options.

We would like to introduce our brand new Wellness Package option beginning July 1, 2013. The package entitles you to reduced office visit charges, as well as more time to pay your visit fees over a 12 month commitment period. Refer to the included brochure below for further details. If you have any questions, just give us a call.

Best Regards,
Dr. Janene Martin

Natural Homemade Sunscreen Recipe
by Wellness Mama (http://wellnessmama.com/2558/natural-homemade-sunscreen-recipe/)

Most sunscreens contain toxic ingredients or endocrine disrupting chemicals (http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com/issue-12/sunscreen-dangers.php) that in many cases may actually promote skin cancer growth and free radical production in the body. In fact, in the years since sunscreen use began, skin cancer rates have actually risen, and a 2007 document from the FDA stated that: “The FDA is not aware of data demonstrating that sunscreen use alone helps prevent skin cancer (http://www.care2.com/greenliving/the-dangers-of-sunscreen-new-report.html#) ” In fact, many reports show that most sunscreens actually raise skin cancer risk (http://www.aolnews.com/2010/05/24/study-many-sunscreens-may-be-accelerating-cancer/) . Even natural commercially available sunscreens often have toxic ingredients! Check out your brand here (http://breakingnews.ewg.org/2011sunscreen/) !

Considering many people these days are actually Vitamin D deficient (http://wellnessmama.com/699/vitamin-d/) , I consider lack of sun exposure to be a much bigger problem than too much exposure. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to many types of cancers including the most deadly types of breast cancer (http://www.cancercenter.com/cancer-center-news/news/vitamin-D-deficiency.cfm) . Lack of Vitamin D has also been linked to problems during pregnancy including pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, premature labor and more.
As a society, we’ve literally cut off our nose to spite our face when it comes to sun exposure. To avoid skin cancer, which is not a particularly deadly cancer, especially if caught early, we’ve shunned the sun and the Vitamin D our bodies produce with sun exposure.

On top of that, sun exposure itself is not conclusively linked to skin cancer, and many other factors, such as Omega-6 Vegetable Oil consumption can have a big impact on skin health (http://wellnessmama.com/2193/why-you-should-never-eat-vegetable-oil-or-margarine/) !
In most cases, my approach to sun exposure is to get adequate daily exposure, without getting close to the point of burning. Since most of us don’t work outside these days, it actually takes effort to get daily sun, rather than to avoid it.

In the event that I’m going to be out in the sun for much longer than my skin is used to, it is often easy enough to just put on a hat or shirt to shield my skin.

If none of these options are available, for instance, on a day at the beach in early summer before I’ve been in the sun much, I will very occasionally use natural sunscreen. I’m yet to use it this year, and hope not to at all, but I wanted to share my recipe so that if you are in the sun for extended periods of time this summer, you have a natural option.
This would also be a more natural alternative for really young children, those taking medication that increases sun burn risk, or those who burn very easily.

Just to clarify, even though this natural sunscreen smells great and is naturally moisturizing, I don’t recommend using it daily since the Vitamin D you get from the sun will be more beneficial in the long run!

Natural Homemade Sunscreen Ingredients:
* 1/2 cup almond or olive oil (can infuse with herbs first if desired)
* 1/4 cup coconut oil (http://wellnessmama.com/go/tropical-traditions/) (natural SPF 4)
* 1/4 cup beeswax (http://wellnessmama.com/go/beeswax/)
* 2 Tablespoons Zinc Oxide (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003IGOL8U/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=herbkati-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003IGOL8U) (This is a non-nano version that won’t be absorbed into the skin. Be careful not to inhale the powder). This makes a natural SPF of 20+ or more can be added.)

Optional: 1 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
Optional: 2 tablespoons Shea Butter (http://wellnessmama.com/go/shea-butter/) (natural SPF 4-5)
Optional: Essential Oils (http://wellnessmama.com/go/essential-oils/) , Vanilla Extract or other natural extracts to suit your preference

Note: All ingredients and many essential oils are available here (http://wellnessmama.com/go/mountain-rose-herbs/) .
How to Make Natural Sunscreen:

1. Combine ingredients except zinc oxide in a pint sized or larger glass jar. I have a mason jar that I keep just for making lotions and lotion bars, or you can even reuse a glass jar from pickles, olives or other foods.

2. Fill a medium saucepan with a couple inches of water and place over medium heat.

3. Put a lid on the jar loosely and place in the pan with the water.

4. As the water heats, the ingredients in the jar will start to melt. Shake or stir occasionally to incorporate. When all ingredients are completely melted, add the zinc oxide, stir in well and pour into whatever jar or tin you will use for storage. Small mason jars (pint size) are great for this. It will not pump well in a lotion pump!

5. Stir a few times as it cools to make sure zinc oxide is incorporated.
Use as you would regular sunscreen. Best if used within six months.

Additional Notes:
* This sunscreen is somewhat but not completely waterproof and will need to be reapplied after sweating or swimming
* Make sure not to inhale the Zinc Oxide- use a mask if necessary!
* This recipe has an SPF of about 20, though adding more Zinc Oxide will increase the SPF
* Add more beeswax to make thicker sunscreen, less to make smooth sunscreen
* I recommend coconut or vanilla extract or lavender essential oils for fragrance
* Store in a cool, dry place or in the fridge
* I prefer to store in a small canning jar and apply like a body butter. It will be thicker, especially if you use coconut oil in the recipe.
* Remove the Zinc Oxide and this makes an excellent lotion recipe!
* An Even Faster Way To Make Sunscreen:· Get a bottle of your favorite lotion (that doesn’t contain citrus oils!)
* Add a couple Tablespoons of Zinc Oxide
* Mix well
* Use as Sunscreen

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Friday 10 – 6
Saturday 10 – 2
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Featured Products for June
Your Natural First Aid Kit

Boiron Arnica Montana

Arnica grows in the mountains of Europe and Siberia. It was used in folk remedies for aches and bruises, gout and dysentery. It can be used internally as a homeopathic preparation or externally as a cream. Arnica is an exceptional treatment for sprains, strains, bruising and shock after emotional trauma or physical injury.

Manuka Health Manuka Honey (MGO 250+)

Manuka honey comes from New Zealand and is derived from bees that pollinate the native manuka bush. It is widely used to treat wounds and infections. Manuka honey naturally contains hydrogen peroxide, which gives most honey its antibiotic quality. Honey also contains methylglyoxal (MGO), another powerful antibacterial component. While MGO is a compound found in most types of honey, it is found in much higher concentrations in manuka honey. The higher the concentration of MGO, the stronger the antibiotic effect. Our Manuka Health Honey contains at least 250 mg/kg of MGO.

Boiron Ledum Palustre

Homeopathic ledum comes from wild fresh rosemary in flower. It is widely used for its antiseptic qualities and helps prevent infection in cuts and wounds, especially if there is bruising or swelling. Ledum is particularly helpful for puncture wounds and animal bites, including but bites.

Ultimate Aloe Gel

Aloe vera has been used for centuries to heal the body internally and externally. This summer, use Ultimate Aloe Gel to protect your skin from the elements and for soothing relief for dry skin, burns, insect bites and minor. Ultimate Aloe gel is a unique rejuvenating tonic made from 100 percent aloe vera through a unique whole leaf process that retains aloe’s natural enzymes, amino acids, vitamins and minerals.

Young Living Essential Oil Insect Repellent

Essential oils are excellent natural insect repellants. For indoor use, repellents can be diffused or put on cotton balls or cedar chips in closets, drawers or corners. For outdoor use, repellent can be mixed with a little water and sprayed directly onto the skin. Excellent oils for repelling insects include palo santo, peppermint, geranium, lemon, rosemary, lemongrass, thyme, spearmint and citronella.

Featured Recipe
Raspberry Rosehip Iced Tea
By Whole Living: Body + Soul in Balance (http://www.wholeliving.com/132826/raspberry-rosehip-iced-tea?czone=e&center=136760&gallery=136675&slide=132826)

Fruit juice is a great way to sweeten iced tea brews naturally. The raisins in this recipe also add a natural sweetness. If you can’t find raspberry juice, substitute cherry juice. For an easy berry variation, try blackberry leaves with blueberry juice.

** INGREDIENTS:
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1/4 cup dried rosehips
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup dried raspberry leaves
1 1/2 cups naturally sweetened raspberry or cherry juice
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
4 orange slices, for garnish (optional)

** DIRECTIONS:
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1. In a large pot bring 4 1/2 cups of water to a boil over high heat. Stir in the rosehips and raisins. Partially cover the pot, lower the
heat, and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove pot from heat, stir in raspberry leaves, cover, and steep for 10 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, place a large strainer lined with cheesecloth or a damp paper towel over another pot or heatproof bowl. Strain tea, pressing on the herbs to extract all liquid. Add raspberry and orange juices and stir to blend. Let brew cool completely, about 45 minutes. Fill four tall glasses with ice. Pour tea over ice and garnish each with an orange slice, if desired. Serve immediately.

Prep time: 5 min. Total Time: 30 min. + cooling Yields: Serves 4

MD ND Legislation Update

MDANP RAFFLE!!!

Participate in the MDANP Raffle for the chance to win a prize of $1,000!
Stop by Sunlight Natural Health and enter for your chance to win. Each ticket is $20 and the drawing will be held on July 15th.

All raffle sales will support licensing efforts for
Naturopathic Doctors in Maryland.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
AND ALL YOU DO TO PROMOTE
THE HEALING POWER OF NATURE IN MARYLAND!!!

About Us

At Sunlight Natural Health you will find a team of licensed professionals who approach your health care from varied holistic modalities. This gives you the control over the health care decisions that are right for you.

Sunlight Natural Health is located on Falls Road in the Bare Hills Business district just 1 mile North of Whole Foods grocery and serves the Greater Baltimore, Maryland / Washington DC, and Southern Pennsylvania area. We provide health care for all ages addressing chronic, acute, and preventative health care needs.

Jump start your health! The Sunlight Natural Pharmacy offers a selection of the highest quality vitamins, herbs, and nutritional supplements to support your health needs. Find all of your vitamins and supplements at Sunlight Natural Health. Whether you’re looking for immune or adrenal support, digestive enzymes, or natural allergy relief, we can help you find the products you’re looking for.

We treat you, not your disease!

Our Licensed Practitioners

Dr. Janene Martin, N.D., is a licensed naturopathic physician whose practice includes functional medical assessments, lifestyle and nutritional counseling, homeopathy, herbal and nutritional supplementation, and hydrotherapy.

Gina Corso, M.Ac., L.Ac., Chinese Herbalist, is a licensed acupuncturist and certified Chinese Herbalist who offers a balance of traditional and contemporary healing modalities focusing on women’s health.

Amy Joyce, M.Ac., L.Ac., is a licensed acupuncturist who combines classical acupuncture, practical body wisdom, and meditation to facilitate mindful healing.

Jessica Luty Kabrhel, LCSW-C, is a licensed psychotherapist assisting adolescents and adults with personal growth, recovery, and healing.

Anita Wilson, LMT, is a licensed massage therapist who offers custom massages utilizing Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, reflexology, sports massage, and myofascial release to help reduce stress, promote relaxation and relieve muscular pain.

Kasia Kines, M.S., LDN, CNS, CN, is a licensed nutritionist who focuses on the environmental aspects of nutrition and offers a holistic nutrition program that includes a detoxification protocol for a wide variety of conditions.

Wendy Kurtz, M.S., B.S., B.A., is a certified colon hydrotherapist trained in the SLO-FIL technique and a health coach who focuses on treating the whole person.

Heather Lindh-Payne, LCSW-C, is a licensed psychotherapist using a psychodynamic and holistic framework to help adults, adolescents, and families.

Karolina J. Tittel is a wellness consultant & TLS Weight Solution coach who coaches groups and individuals in healthy lifestyle behaviors using the Transitions Lifestyle System.

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Sunlight Chronicle – May 2013

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Sunlight Chronicle
Volume II Issue 5
May 2013

Sunlight Natural Health
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Welcome to the May Edition of the Sunlight Chronicle!

May is National Mental Health Month!

I am excited to share with you what we are doing to bring you the best in thoughtful and thorough health care with only the safest and highest quality supplements and herbs to support your progress!

With spring here and warmer weather on the way it’s time to clean house inside and out. Have you ever wondered if what is in your cleaning products could be hurting you? Many household cleaners contain toxic chemicals associated with a number of serious health problems like asthma, cancer, hormonal disruptors, skin and lung irritation, mental health and more. What is shocking is that for most cleaning products there is no federal law to make sure the labels tell you what’s in them! So you often have no way to find out if your cleaners have harmful ingredients. The law doesn’t require most types of cleaners even to disclose what chemicals are in them.

The EPA only regulates cleaners that contain registered pesticides such as disinfectants with “active ingredients”. Instead, many companies use vague terms such as “surfactant” or “preservative” to describe their ingredients. The good news is there are plenty of products that will get the job done without exposing you and your family to these hazardous substances.

For practical solutions to protect yourself and your family from exposure to potentially harmful chemicals go to The Environmental Working Group’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning http://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners/. EWG’s staff scientists have evaluated the ingredients listed on cleaning product labels, websites and worker safety documents based on information available in top government, industry and academic toxicity databases and in the scientific literature on potential health and environmental problems.

10 Things to Know When Decoding Labels…

Green Seal / EcoLogo
Green Seal and EcoLogo are organizations that provide independent, third party certification of environmentally friendly cleaners and authorize approved products to bear their seals of approval. Both programs restrict certain toxic chemicals. Both require manufacturers to submit data showing that their products are effective and to undergo regular audits to make sure they meet current green standards. Currently, both seals of approval are found more often on commercial cleaners than on household products. Use these third-party certified products when you can – their standards are the best out there today.

Fragrance or scent vs. free & clear/free of perfumes and dyes
Many cleaning companies market their products’ scents – or the absence of added scent. Added fragrances are unnecessary and can provoke allergic reactions. The term “fragrance” on an ingredient list means the product contains a chemical cocktail that may consist of dozens of substances for which there is limited safety data. EWG recommends that you choose products free of unnecessary, undisclosed ingredients such as fragrance and dye. Products labeled “Free & Clear” are better bets, though a few may contain a scent to mask the smell of other ingredients.

Inert
This term often refers to the non-pesticide ingredients in antibacterial cleaning supplies. There is no requirement to list them on the product label – only pesticides must be listed. “Inert” does not mean safe. Inert substances can include petroleum-derived solvents, preservatives or fragrances. In some cases these ingredients are irritating to the skin and respiratory system or can cause long-term adverse health effects such as neurological damage. Choose products that list all ingredients whenever possible. That way you’ll know what “inert” ingredients are in the product.

Natural/Plant-based
On a cleaning product, the word “natural” can mean anything or nothing at all – there is no regulation of the word’s use. Some manufacturers use the term to mean that some or all of the ingredients come from plants or minerals rather than petroleum, but they rarely disclose how much or little of those ingredients is present. The term “natural” can mislead consumers to think that a product is safer or more environmentally friendly than it actually is. Take this claim with a grain of salt, “Natural” is not the same as “organic.”

Non-toxic
This common marketing term implies that the ingredient or product will not harm human health or the environment. There is no standard definition in the cleaning products industry, so this term is no help in choosing the safest cleaners.

Optical brightener
An optical brightener, found in some laundry detergents, makes fabrics appear brighter. It coats clothing in the washing machine and sticks to fabric even after rinsing. Optical brighteners can cause skin irritation. Some, like triazine-stilbenes, do not break down easily and can accumulate in the environment, where they can be toxic to aquatic life. These chemicals are not allowed in some third-party certification standards for green cleaners. Avoid them when you can.

Organic
The word “organic” can mean anything on a cleaner – or nothing at all. There are no legal constraints on the word’s use. Organic implies that ingredients are from plants grown without use of synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, but only products bearing the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “Certified Organic” logo are legally bound to comply with that claim. Some manufacturers mislead consumers by using the term as a chemist would, to mean ingredients made mostly of carbon atoms (petroleum-based ingredients can fall in this category). Take this claim with a grain of salt. If you don’t see the USDA Organic logo, look for a full ingredient list in EWG’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning.

Solvent
A solvent is a liquid that keeps other ingredients mixed in a solution. Solvents can also be used as specialized cleaners for tough soils and stains. Water is a non-toxic solvent, but many other solvents are flammable (http://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners/content/decoding_labels#flammable) and release volatile organic compounds (http://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners/content/decoding_labels#vorganic) into the air. When inhaled, solvents can cause respiratory impairment, neurological damage, reproductive and developmental harm and cancer.

Surfactant
Surfactants are chemicals that loosen dirt and grease from surfaces so that they can be washed away. They are essential for cleaning, but some are safer than others. Some, like nonylphenol ethoxylates, are toxic to aquatic life and decompose very slowly. Find products with safer surfactants in EWG’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning.

Volatile organic compounds
Often abbreviated “VOCs,” volatile organic compounds are air contaminants that form smog. Some chemicals in this general category are linked to more severe health effects. The state of California places strict limits on VOC emissions from cleaners. Use no- or low-VOC cleaning supplies whenever possible.

Best Regards,
Dr. Janene Martin

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Friday 10 – 6
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Featured Products for April

MRM Attention!
Designed to meet the needs of children who exhibit attention and behavioral problems, Attention! is a kid-friendly formula that includes essential fatty (DHA), phospholipids such as phosphatidylserine, vitamins, minerals, herbs and other nutrients. Research has shown these nutrients to enhance the neurological function and learning capabilities of children by addressing common problematic nutritional deficiencies.

Apex Brain-E DHA
Brain-E DHA is a unique essential fatty acid formula with a 14:1 ratio of DHA to EPA. Essential fatty acids are known to support brain health, but recent research points to DHA as the component that best serves the brain. Brain-E DHA is available in two flavors and can be used by all ages. It’s liquid form and bioavailability makes it especially useful for those who have difficulty digesting supplements, such as children and senior citizens.

Apex Neruotrans Active
This specially designed homeopathic formula was designed to support key neurotransmitters in the brain. Homeopathic preparations of GABA, Dopamine, Serotonin, Epinephrine, Norepinephrine and Acetylcholine work synergistically to balance symptoms such as fatigue, lack of focus, sadness, irritability, mood swings and headaches.

Disconnected Kids
Written by childhood neurological researcher Dr. Robert Melillo, Disconnected Kids describes the Brain Balance Program. This program allows parents and caregivers to understand and address the potential causes and symptoms of their child’s autism, ADHD, dyslexia or other childhood neurological disconnects using simple physical and sensory exercises in the comfort of home.

Featured Recipe
Chocolate Avocado Pudding
By Karolina Tittel (TLS Coach)

INGREDIENTS:
1 Ripe Avocado
1 cup fresh coconut water or bottled from Taste Nirvana (9.5 fl.oz.)
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract (without alcohol
4 Dates
2-3 Tablespoons Dark Cocoa Powder
1 teaspoon Maca Powder (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

Blend all ingredients and serve with fresh berries or thawed raspberries in a small pot with 1Tablespoon water and 1 teaspoon maple syrup.

Note: If you have no dates, use fresh or frozen banana or maple syrup. If you have no coconut water, use either filtered water or nut milk.
MD ND Legislation Update

2012 LEGISLATIVE SUMMARY

The MDANP is proud to announce that, although we did not secure passage of a bill that would license NDs in Maryland this year, we encountered great success along the way, educated many of our states legislators, and built alliances that will aid us in the future. On the Senate side, our bill passed out of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee (EHEA) with an overwhelming majority, and was the subject of an impassioned defense when it was introduced in front of the full Senate. On the House side, our bill was the subject of much debate in the Health and Government Operations Committee (HGO), and the tireless efforts of naturopathic doctors and our beloved patients saw many delegates who were initially skeptical become supportive. Though the bill was not ultimately passed, we believe that we are in good standing to secure a licensure law very soon.

We are grateful for the overwhelming display of support from our naturopathic and allopathic colleagues, friends and family members who supported the cause, and most importantly our patients who shared their healing stories with legislators and gave true testament to the power of naturopathic medicine. Our bill sponsors Senator Catherine Pugh and Delegate Nathaniel Oaks also went above and beyond to bring strong attention to our bill throughout the session.

Chairman Hammen from the House HGO Committee has offered to oversee a summer work group that will bring all interested parties together to discuss bill language that will help ensure passage in 2013. We look forward to achieving licensure for NDs in Maryland with the continued support of our community and all of the lives who have been touched by this medicine.

In Wellness,

Emily Telfair, ND
President
(410)226-7665
Maryland Association of Naturopathic Physicians

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!!
MDANP AWARDED GRANT FROM
EMERSON ECOLOGICS

With great joy and gratitude, I am pleased to announce that the MDANP was awarded one of four grants generously offered by Emerson Ecologics to support the advancement of the naturopathic profession in this country. Thanks to the very hard work of Dr. Angela Diop who wrote and submitted the proposal for the MDANP and those who worked tirelessly on the legislative campaign, the efforts of the MDANP have been recognized and supported by the natural health community. A grant of $7,000 was gifted to the MDANP specifically for our licensure efforts and it was the largest of the four grants awarded to a naturopathic association by Emerson. This gift represents the great faith that our peers have in our ability to succeed with licensing NDs in Maryland, and we will honor this faith with continued perseverance and ultimate success! The MDANP especially thanks Dr. Lise Alschuler and Dr. Jaclyn Chasse at Emerson Ecologics who advocate on behalf of our profession and encourage Emerson
to support vital efforts that will increase access to naturopathic care for all.

UPCOMING MEETINGS
Want to Stay in the Legislative Loop?
Mark Your Calendar and Come to a Meeting:

Saturday, June 2nd
Time: 10-11:30a.m. EST
Location: Conference Call
(712) 432-1620 Code: 430328#

Saturday, September 15th
10a.m.-12p.m. EST
Location: Bodhi Clinic, Millersville, MD

Saturday, December 10th
10a.m.-12p.m. EST
Location: Bodhi Clinic, Millersville, MD

*Regular conference call meetings will be taking place this summer to continue progress with licensure efforts before the next legislative session in January 2013. If you are interested in participating, please contact me directly
: dremilytelfair@gmail.com (mailto:dremilytelfair@gmail.com) .

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
AND ALL YOU DO TO PROMOTE
THE HEALING POWER OF NATURE IN MARYLAND!!!

About Us

At Sunlight Natural Health you will find a team of licensed professionals who approach your health care from varied holistic modalities. This gives you the control over the health care decisions that are right for you.

Sunlight Natural Health is located on Falls Road in the Bare Hills Business district just 1 mile North of Whole Foods grocery and serves the Greater Baltimore, Maryland / Washington DC, and Southern Pennsylvania area. We provide health care for all ages addressing chronic, acute, and preventative health care needs.

Jump start your health! The Sunlight Natural Pharmacy offers a selection of the highest quality vitamins, herbs, and nutritional supplements to support your health needs. Find all of your vitamins and supplements at Sunlight Natural Health. Whether you’re looking for immune or adrenal support, digestive enzymes, or natural allergy relief, we can help you find the products you’re looking for.

We treat you, not your disease!
Our Licensed Practitioners

Dr. Janene Martin, N.D., is a licensed naturopathic physician whose practice includes functional medical assessments, lifestyle and nutritional counseling, homeopathy, herbal and nutritional supplementation, and hydrotherapy.

Gina Corso, M.Ac., L.Ac., Chinese Herbalist, is a licensed acupuncturist and certified Chinese Herbalist who offers a balance of traditional and contemporary healing modalities focusing on women’s health.

Amy Joyce, M.Ac., L.Ac., is a licensed acupuncturist who combines classical acupuncture, practical body wisdom, and meditation to facilitate mindful healing.

Jessica Luty Kabrhel, LCSW-C, is a licensed psychotherapist assisting adolescents and adults with personal growth, recovery, and healing.

Anita Wilson, LMT, is a licensed massage therapist who offers custom massages utilizing Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, reflexology, sports massage, and myofascial release to help reduce stress, promote relaxation and relieve muscular pain.

Kasia Kines, M.S., LDN, CNS, CN, is a licensed nutritionist who focuses on the environmental aspects of nutrition and offers a holistic nutrition program that includes a detoxification protocol for a wide variety of conditions.

Wendy Kurtz, M.S., B.S., B.A., is a certified colon hydrotherapist trained in the SLO-FIL technique and a health coach who focuses on treating the whole person.

Heather Lindh-Payne, LCSW-C, is a licensed psychotherapist using a psychodynamic and holistic framework to help adults, adolescents, and families.

Karolina J. Tittel is a wellness consultant & TLS Weight Solution coach who coaches groups and individuals in healthy lifestyle behaviors using the Transitions Lifestyle System.

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Sunlight Chronicle
Volume II Issue 4
April 2013

Sunlight Natural Health
6302 Falls Road, Suite C
410-296-4005
www.sunlightnaturalhealth.com

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Welcome to the April Edition of the Sunlight Chronicle!

April is National Stress Awareness Month!

Did you know that some of the foods you eat may help to lower stress levels? Read to find out more about which foods help to alleviate stress.

Please join us in welcoming Anita Wilson, LMT. Anita will be offering Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Reflexology, Sports Massage, and Myofascial Release on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays by appointment. Fortunately for you, I sacrificed an hour of my time on her table to experience her skills. Lo and behold…Anita not only has skills, she has a gift. Maybe it’s her experience working with physical therapy patients or maybe it’s just something certain people are good at. Either way, you would do well to check out her massage. She will design your session to meet your needs and preferences. You can thank me later!

Massage therapist, Kristy Kessler, is returning to full time nursing where she has the unique opportunity to champion massage within a hospital setting. Kristy is a pioneer with a passion to educate hospital administrators and get the benefits of massage to those especially in need. We wish her all the best and look forward to learning of the changes that she initiates.

Best Regards,
Dr. Janene Martin
Spring Open House at Sunlight Natural Health
NEW DATE! Sunday, April 14 from 12 – 4 pm

12:00 Welcome and Clinic Tour
12:30 Intro to Naturopathic Medicine & Personal Metabolic Survey
with Dr. Janene Martin
1:00 nutraMetrix ~ One of a Kind Delivery System
~ with Kasia Kines & free samples!
1:15 Nut Milk Demonstration & Tasting with Kasia Kines
1:30 Life Coaching, Colon Hydrotherapy, Green Juice & Smoothie
Demonstrations with Wendy Kurtz
2:00 Healthy & Lasting Weight Loss Methods of TLS
(Transitions Lifestyle System – 12 week Program) with Karolina Tittel
2:30 Raw Food Demonstration & Tasting ~ Avocado Chocolate Pudding
with Karolina Tittel
3:00 Acupuncture for Pain Relief with Gina Corso
3:45 Raffle Drawing!!
~ 60 minute Massage
~ 60 minute Introductory Acupuncture Session
~ $65 off 30 Day Whole Foods Detox
~ 25% off first four Follow-Up Acupuncture Visits
~ Two (2) New Patient Homeopathic Appointments

PLUS Chair Massage, Art Exhibition by Sanzi, and Refreshments!

Upcoming Classes at
Sunlight Natural Health

Spring Cleaning ~ Energize, Detoxify, Revitalize ~
Lose Weight and Keep it Off

Spring 30-day Whole Foods Detox Program with Licensed Nutritionist Kasia Kines
Program starts Saturday, April 6
Registration is now open: e-mail kasia@kasiakines.com
Space is limited so registration is required.

How can this 30-day program help me?
To learn if it is a good fit for you, join us for our FREE Intro to the 30-day Detox Program!
Thursday, April 4
6:30 – 7:30 pm
Sunlight Natural Health

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL
$50.00 off the 30-day Detox Program
Deadline is April 4, so bring your checkbook to the Free Intro!

Transitions Lifestyle System “Find your Fit” Weight Loss Solutions
Summer Class dates May 18 – August 10
FREE Intro to TLS ~ Saturday, May 11 from 1 – 3 pm

Transitions Lifestyle System (TLS) isn’t a diet, but a healthy way of life that consistently delivers sustainable weight loss and maintenance. Call (410) 296-4005 for more information today!

Sunlight Natural Health Hours
Monday – Thursday 9 – 5
Friday 10 – 6
Saturday 10 – 2
and by appointment

Spring Detox
by Kasia Kines

I just saw daffodils by the side of the road a day ago – bringing to mind renewal and new growth. Spring is the time to clear your mind of old or negative thoughts and to refresh your interest in health. Just like you want to clear your thoughts and mind or change the oil in your car, this is a perfect time to also clean your internal organs to give you a fresh start in spring.

Spring is finally here. It’s a perfect time to spring to life, renew yourself, re-energize your body and mind, to spring clean your home, donate what you do not use, clean your desk, organize your files and declutter. Meditative music, yoga, stretches, massage, or a walk are helpful. Just like you want to clear your thoughts and mind or change the oil in your car, this is a perfect time to also clean your internal organs to give you a fresh start this spring. We do a better job changing the oil in our car than optimizing our body’s ability to clear off toxins. So I thought I would give a gentle nudge to consider your own internal spring oil change! Here are a few tips:

· Skipping rope or a mini-trampoline will help move lymph, which in turn will help move toxins.
· Pick more fruits and vegetables.
· If you want a snack, pick a piece of organic fruit.
· Smoothies make great snacks.
· Be more mindful: sit down to a meal at lunch and chew your bites well.
· Daily B complex is essential as daily detoxification relies on B vitamins and we deplete them very fast in any type of stress.

If you would like to participate in a program that will train you in which steps to take, how to reprogram, cook, shop, detoxify, and cleanse in a natural, safe, and effective way without expensive equipment, juicing or fasting, please join us for our Spring Detox Program Introduction Thursday, April 4th at 6:30pm at Sunlight Natural Health. Come learn about toxicity and solutions and about what our 30-Day Whole Foods Program can do for you! If you would like to join us, please email to register as seats are limited: kasia@kasiakines.com (mailto:kasia@kasiakines.com)

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Food, Mood and Stress
By Beverly Beuermann-King

Food, Mood And Stress

It’s 3 o’clock in the afternoon, you are irritated, your head is fuzzy and your eyes are having trouble focusing. You would love to find a corner and go to sleep, but there is no time. How about a coffee or a chocolate bar?

Most of us instinctively reach for sweets or caffeine to give relief from the morning sluggishness or afternoon slump. We use sweets as a way of helping ourselves through stressful times. Those strategies might help, temporarily, but there is a downside to these methods.

Many people choose sweets and caffeine as a substitute for proper nutrition. Poor eating strategies affect our brain chemistry and cause fatigue, apathy, apprehension, edginess and the blues. The brain has first call on the body’s available supply of nutrients, therefore, the first effects of nutritional deficiencies are often mental symptoms.

Research shows that low levels of protein in a diet have a negative impact on the body’s production of neurotransmitters, which directly affect our mood and energy. Deficiencies in vitamins B1, B6, C, A, essential fatty acids, folic acid, niacin, magnesium, copper and iron also affect the fine balance of these neurotransmitters.

Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies In Mental Health:
· Vitamin B1 or Thiamine is drained by simple sugars. B1 helps convert blood sugar into fuel. Without it, we can experience fatigue, depressive symptoms, irritability, anxiety, memory problems, insomnia and even thoughts of suicide.
· Research has found a strong correlation between vitamin B6 deficiency and depressive symptoms
· A lack of B12 can lead to mood swings, paranoia, irritability, confusion, dementia, hallucinations
· Folic Acid assists in the creation of many neurotransmitters and can cause fatigue and dementia
· Low levels of Vitamin C can produce depressive symptoms

We know that food has a profound effect on our mood, but what other simple steps can we take to boost our energy, lift our mood and help us to focus?

** 10 Simple Strategies To Avoid The Sugar Blues
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1. Eat breakfast, lunch and dinner. Smaller balance meals are preferable to large meals
2. Use exercise or stretching to increase energy and lift the ‘fog’
3. Eat protein earlier in the day – we metabolize proteins in a way that we get the full energy from them up to 5 hours later
4. Include fish in your weekly diet as the essential fatty acids they contain increase energy and improve mood
5. Eat complex carbohydrates such as whole grains and vegetables instead of simple sugars found in chocolate bars and candy, which give the quick high but a low plunge
6. Don’t confuse thirst with hunger. Drinking a cool glass of water can boost energy in the middle of the afternoon slump
7. Avoid food additives such as colorants and preservatives which can have a negative allergic reaction in the body
8. Don’t buy foods high in sugar. If it is not sitting in the cupboard or desk drawer you are less likely to make snap decisions
9. Have healthy snacks readily available. Plan ahead and keep them in desk drawers, lockers or even in the glove box of your car
10. A daily supplement may be helpful, but don’t rely on it to replace healthy eating. Eat a variety of foods.

We have all heard the saying ‘We are what we eat’, but most of us connect this with the body’s physical reactions. Our brain is just as dependent on the food that we consume. Healthy food choices help us avoid the erratic blood sugar levels and associated mood swings, which can keep us mentally healthy.

Sunlight Natural Pharmacy
Featured Products for April

nutraMetrix Magnesium –
Magnesium plays roles in many aspects of health including normal energy release, cardiovascular health, cognitive health, nerve function, bone mineral density and adaptation to stress. Studies show that low intracellular magnesium concentrations can hinder the functioning of many of these essential functions and most US adults consume only about half the daily recommended value of magnesium through the diet. nutraMetrix unique isotonic formula offers 400mg of magnesium per serving and includes two different types of the mineral to increase its absorption by the body.

New Chapter Coenzyme B Food Complex –
By culturing vitamins and mineral s in a probiotic matrix of fermented organic soy, fruits, and vegetables, New Chapter Is able to create whole-food complexes that can be easily recognized and digested because they are recognized by the body as food. This complete B vitamin complex from whole-food sources can help support energy production and the nervous system, and New Chapter’s unique formula also contains ginger, turmeric and herbal blends to assist with stress response, inflammation and immunity.

NEW Floradix Iron + Herbs –
Iron deficiency is the world’s most prevalent nutritional deficiency and is the leading cause of fatigue among reproductive-aged women (estimates suggest that up to 26% of reproductive-aged women are iron deficient). Floradix Iron + Herbs contains a highly absorbable form of iron as well as supporting herbal and whole food
extracts. This non-constipating formula is both vegetarian and Kosher and is also available as a gluten-free liquid or in tablet form.

NEW Flora High Lignan Flax Oil –
Flora’s high-potency flax oil is rich in both omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids. These two EFAs are important for supporting the immune system, good digestion, healthy brain function, soft and smooth skin and good circulation. This high-lignin formula is rich in beneficial antioxidants, phytoestrogens and fiber, and is certified Kosher and gluten-free.

** ND Legislation ~ April Update
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Dear Colleagues and Supporters of Naturopathic Medicine,

It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that HB 1029 / SB 783 to license naturopathic doctors in Maryland will not be progressing forward this legislative session.

While this news is disappointing after our Team worked extremely hard once again to continue educating legislators and members of our opposition about our issue, we must face the current reality and start again from this new opportunity to work collaboratively with stakeholders and legislators to prepare a bill for the 2014 session next January.

The MDANP delivered a very powerful and compelling testimony at our House of Delegates hearing on Tuesday 3/5/13 in front of the Health and Government Operations Committee (HGO). Our association was further supported by expert panelists Alan Gaby, MD and Dr. Judith Broida from Maryland University of Integrative Health (formerly Tai Sophia Institute) as well as patients sharing their sincere and moving stories of healing through naturopathic care.

The opposition to our bill is primarily coming from the Maryland Medical Society and the Maryland Board of Physicians. Just before our hearing last Tuesday we also received a copy of the “Letter of Information” from the Maryland Secretary of Health Dr. Joshua Sharfstein stating that he thinks this issue of licensing naturopathic doctors in Maryland warrants further study through a more formal work group during the Summer Interim. It is likely that this “letter of information” is what played the biggest role in influencing Chairman Peter Hammen of the HGO Committee to stop any further movement of our bill in the House this year. Because he is not planning on moving our bill further, our bill sponsor in the Senate – Senator Pugh – decided it was best to pull the bill on the Senate side which meant our hearing in the Senate was canceled for Wed 3/13/13.

Chairman Hammen will soon be writing a letter outlining the goals and expected outcomes for a formal summer study involving the Board of Physicians. The MDANP will have a chance to review a draft of this letter once it is ready.

Our faithful and fearless lobbyist Jim McComb has provided us with expert guidance throughout this process. The MDANP will continue to move forward by following up with our supporters in the legislature and staying in close contact with Chairman Hammen and Secretary Sharfstein about the details for the formal Summer Study.

I could not be more grateful for the Team of Maryland NDs who worked tirelessly on this effort as well as for all of our patients and other health professionals who stood by us courageously and whole-heartedly throughout this journey. Thank you for believing in this cause and in the possibility of a future in Maryland that recognizes the gifts and values of naturopathic medicine.

Peace and Blessings to all,
Dr. Emily Telfair
President, MDANP
from all of us at MDANP
WITH GRATITUDE FOR YOUR SUPPORT
Featured Recipe
Quinoa Salad with Cherries and Arugula
(from www.stressfreerecipes.com/recipe/details/537)

INGREDIENTS:
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1Tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar
1 tsp. Dijon Mustard
1 cup Sweet Cherries, without pits
1/4 cup Goat Cheese, soft, crumbled
2 cup Arugula
1 cup Quinoa, cooked

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 2

DIRECTIONS:

1. Cook the quinoa: measure out one cup of rinsed, dried quinoa and add to a pot and add two cups water (you’re going for a 1:2 ratio of quinoa and water).

2. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 15 to 18 minutes.

3. Remove from heat, let sit for a few minutes, and fluff with a fork. Let cool and set aside.

4. Assemble your salad: whisk together the following ingredients: olive oil, balsamic vinegar and Dijon mustard. Toss with several handfuls of arugula.

5. Add slightly warm quinoa, a good sprinkle of goat cheese, and cherries. Mix together and ENJOY!
Optional: add mango and cucumber for crunch as seen in picture

About Us

At Sunlight Natural Health you will find a team of licensed professionals who approach your health care from varied holistic modalities. This gives you the control over the health care decisions that are right for you.

Sunlight Natural Health is located on Falls Road in the Bare Hills Business district just 1 mile North of Whole Foods grocery and serves the Greater Baltimore, Maryland / Washington DC, and Southern Pennsylvania area. We provide health care for all ages addressing chronic, acute, and preventative health care needs.

Jump start your health! The Sunlight Natural Pharmacy offers a selection of the highest quality vitamins, herbs, and nutritional supplements to support your health needs. Find all of your vitamins and supplements at Sunlight Natural Health. Whether you’re looking for immune or adrenal support, digestive enzymes, or natural allergy relief, we can help you find the products you’re looking for.
We treat you, not your disease!
Our Licensed Practitioners

Dr. Janene Martin, N.D., is a licensed naturopathic physician whose practice includes functional medical assessments, lifestyle and nutritional counseling, homeopathy, herbal and nutritional supplementation, and hydrotherapy.

Gina Corso, M.Ac., L.Ac., Chinese Herbalist, is a licensed acupuncturist and certified Chinese Herbalist who offers a balance of traditional and contemporary healing modalities focusing on women’s health.

Amy Joyce, M.Ac., L.Ac., is a licensed acupuncturist who combines classical acupuncture, practical body wisdom, and meditation to facilitate mindful healing.

Jessica Luty Kabrhel, LCSW-C, is a licensed psychotherapist assisting adolescents and adults with personal growth, recovery, and healing.

Anita Wilson, LMT, is a licensed massage therapist who offers custom massages utilizing Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, reflexology, sports massage, and myofascial release to help reduce stress, promote relaxation and relieve muscular pain.

Kasia Kines, M.S., LDN, CNS, CN, is a licensed nutritionist who focuses on the environmental aspects of nutrition and offers a holistic nutrition program that includes a detoxification protocol for a wide variety of conditions.

Wendy Kurtz, M.S., B.S., B.A., is a certified colon hydrotherapist trained in the SLO-FIL technique and a health coach who focuses on treating the whole person.

Heather Lindh-Payne, LCSW-C, is a licensed psychotherapist using a psychodynamic and holistic framework to help adults, adolescents, and families.

Karolina J. Tittel is a wellness consultant & TLS Weight Solution coach who coaches groups and individuals in healthy lifestyle behaviors using the Transitions Lifestyle System.

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Sunlight Chronicle
Volume II Issue 3
March 2013

Sunlight Natural Health
6302 Falls Road, Suite C
410-296-4005
www.sunlightnaturalhealth.com

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Welcome to the March edition of the Sunlight Chronicle!

March is National Nutrition Month!

Check out this month’s featured products listed below, or come visit us at the CCBC Women’s Expo to talk to our practitioners about how you can benefit from bringing improved nutrition into your life.

Dr. Janene Martin will be at the Expo all weekend to meet you and talk with you about
how Sunlight Natural Health can help you meet your health goals. Wendy Kurtz will
be at the Expo on Saturday to answer all your questions about Colon Hydrotherapy.
Karolina Tittel will also be there sharing the Transitions Lifestyle System (TLS),
a great way to reduce your stress, improve your nutrition, and manage your weight loss
goals – TLS may well be the last “diet” you’ll ever need. And make sure to sign up for
a chair massage with Kristy Kessler for just $1 per minute! We will have free samples of
some tasty nutritional supplements and you can browse or buy some of our new books!

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COME SEE US THIS WEEKEND AT THE
CCBC WOMEN’S EXPO!
Saturday March 16, 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday March 17, 10 am to 5 pm
800 S. Rolling Rd., Catonsville, MD
in the CCBC Gym

Stop by the Sunlight Natural Health booth and meet our practitioners, get a chair massage, sample some tasty supplements, or sign up for a free consultation with Dr. Janene Martin!

Admission: $10.00
Includes Grand Prize Raffle Ticket
Students / Military FREE (with ID)

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Calendar of Events

March 16-17 CCBC Women’s Expo

April 4 Free Intro to Detox Class

April 6-May 11 30-Day Whole Foods Detox Program
Please register at kasia@kasiakines.com

NEW DATE!
April 14 Sunlight Natural Health Open House
Sunday, April 14 from 12 – 4 pm
Sunlight Natural Health Hours
Monday – Thursday 9 – 5
Friday 10 – 6
Saturday 10 – 2
and by appointment
Sunlight Natural Pharmacy
Featured Products for March

Greens First – A tasty greens drink containing over 15 servings of fruits and vegetables and 49 different super foods! Blend into a smoothie or simply enjoy with water or your favorite juice.

NEW Natural Calm – This award-wining magnesium supplement is created with you in mind. Magnesium is needed for over 300 reactions in the body and plays an important role in relaxation. Non-GMO verified and also available with calcium!

NEW FiProFlax – Premium organic cold-milled flax seeds can be added to smoothies, salads, cereal, baked goods or yogurt to add an extra boost of omega-3s to your diet!

NEW Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook – Written by a chef-nutritionist duo, graduates of Bastyr University, this cookbook is a must-have for every healthy kitchen. Readers will enjoy over 200 gluten-free recipes and in-depth information about whole foods and how to prepare them.

See below for our Featured Recipe – Coconut Quinoa Pilaf, from page 230 of the Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook!

** ND Legislation ~ March Update
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The Maryland Association of Naturopathic Physicians is still hard at work spreading the message to legislators about the importance of licensing naturopathic doctors (NDs) in Maryland this year with SB 783 / HB 1029. We are countering the misinformation being spread by our opponents with support letters from Maryland physicians (MDs/DOs) and clear facts about naturopathic medical training and education.

We are grateful to all those who sent in letters of support when our hearing dates in Annapolis were pushed back slightly. Even though the hearings may now have passed, it’s not too late to influence the outcome of this process by sharing YOUR HEALING STORIES. The MDANP is still collecting your personal healing stories, and your representatives in the state legislature still need to hear from you about how important access to naturopathic medicine is and how you have benefitted from the care you’ve received from your ND. Our goal is to gather over 100 letters from patients and supporters – including health professionals and family members who have witnessed positive change in a loved one thanks to naturopathic medicine.

Directions for submitting a Letter of Support:
1. Visit www.mdanp.org and follow the clear instructions for downloading letter templates and e-mailing completed letters to Dr. Erin Kinney.
2. Please type in your NAME and FULL Address at the end of the letter
3. To find your DISTRICT – visit www.mdelect.net and type in your street address
4. EMAIL the WORD file to Dr. Erin Kinney: kinney.e@gmail.com (mailto:kinney.e@gmail.com)

Featured Recipe
Coconut Quinoa Pilaf
(from The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook, p. 230)

This yummy Thai style quinoa dish is delicious served on its own or with some sautéed tofu or chicken and steamed broccoli for a balanced meal.

INGREDIENTS:
2 cups quinoa (dry)
1 can coconut milk
2 cups water
1 bunch green onions, sliced
1 medium red bell pepper, diced small
3 to 4 cloves garlic, crushed
¾ teaspoon sea salt
½ to 1 teaspoon crushed red chili flakes
½ to 1 teaspoon crushed red chili flakes
½ cup chopped cilantro

Serves 4

DIRECTIONS:
1. Rinse the dry quinoa in a fine mesh strainer under warm running water. Quinoa has a natural saponin coating that repels insects and birds and can create a bitter taste. Rinsing the quinoa with warm water removes the saponin.

2. Place rinsed quinoa into a medium saucepan with the coconut milk, water, sliced green onions, diced red bell pepper, garlic, sea salt, and chili flakes. Cover and bring to a boil, then turn heat to a low simmer and cook for about 20 minutes.

3. Remove pot from heat and let pilaf cool in the pot for about 10 minutes. Then add chopped cilantro and gently fluff with a fork. Serve hot.

About Us

At Sunlight Natural Health you will find a team of licensed professionals who approach your health care from varied holistic modalities. This gives you the control over the health care decisions that are right for you.

Sunlight Natural Health is located on Falls Road in the Bare Hills Business district just 1 mile North of Whole Foods grocery and serves the Greater Baltimore, Maryland / Washington DC, and Southern Pennsylvania area. We provide health care for all ages addressing chronic, acute, and preventative health care needs.

Jump start your health! The Sunlight Natural Pharmacy offers a selection of the highest quality vitamins, herbs, and nutritional supplements to support your health needs. Find all of your vitamins and supplements at Sunlight Natural Health. Whether you’re looking for immune or adrenal support, digestive enzymes, or natural allergy relief, we can help you find the products you’re looking for.

We treat you, not your disease!

Our Licensed Practitioners

Dr. Janene Martin, N.D., is a licensed naturopathic physician whose practice includes functional medical assessments, lifestyle and nutritional counseling, homeopathy, herbal and nutritional supplementation, and hydrotherapy.

Gina Corso, M.Ac., L.Ac., Chinese Herbalist, is a licensed acupuncturist and certified Chinese Herbalist who offers a balance of traditional and contemporary healing modalities focusing on women’s health.

Amy Joyce, M.Ac., L.Ac., is a licensed acupuncturist who combines classical acupuncture, practical body wisdom, and meditation to facilitate mindful healing.

Jessica Luty Kabrhel, LCSW-C, is a licensed psychotherapist assisting adolescents and adults with personal growth, recovery, and healing.

Kristy Kessler, RN, BSN, LMT, is a licensed massage therapist who offers custom massages utilizing Swedish & deep tissue massage and myofascial release to help reduce stress, promote relaxation and relieve muscular pain.

Kasia Kines, M.S., LDN, CNS, CN, is a licensed nutritionist who focuses on the environmental aspects of nutrition and offers a holistic nutrition program that includes a detoxification protocol for a wide variety of conditions.

Wendy Kurtz, M.S., B.S., B.A., is a certified colon hydrotherapist trained in the SLO-FIL technique and a health coach who focuses on treating the whole person.

Heather Lindh-Payne, LCSW-C, is a licensed psychotherapist using a psychodynamic and holistic framework to help adults, adolescents, and families.

Karolina J. Tittel is a wellness consultant & TLS Weight Solution coach who coaches groups and individuals in healthy lifestyle behaviors using the Transitions Lifestyle System.

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