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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Taste of My Own Medicine


Sprain my ankle.  That’s what I did recently, very shortly after my daughter was born. It’s embarrassing to say how it happened, so I’m not going to :)

Needless to say, I could not even walk on my right foot due to the pain, so I had to use crutches.  What was I going to do, given that I needed to help my wife take care of our brand-new daughter?!?  Such frustration!   Now I’ll tell you what I did to heal the ankle at an alarmingly good and quick rate.
  • Calcium lactate from Standard Process.  12 tabs twice daily x 3 days.
  • Magnesium gel from Designs for Health.  Applied topically to ankle twice daily x 3 days.
  • Peppermint essential oil from doTerra.  Applied topically to ankle three times daily x 3 days.
  • Arthrosooth cream from Designs for Health.  Applied topically to ankle twice daily x 3 days.
  • Arnica (homeopathic) from Boiron.  5 pellets under tongue twice daily x 3 days.
  • Epsom salt soaks for ankle.  Once daily x 3 days.
  • Ice & Elevation.  A few times daily x 2 days.
  • Grounding.  This consisted of walking on my lawn barefoot for just a couple minutes x 2 days.
The sprain occurred on a Thursday.  Crutches were used for the rest of that day.  By the next morning, I could actually stand without crutches, and as the day progressed, my ankle actually got BETTER!  The MAGIC HAPPENED when I decided to have Dr. Anne Kuo do a PROLOZONE injection to my ankle!!!!  Immediate pain relief!!!  And lasting too!  By the end of Friday, I was walking almost without even a limp, when just 24 hours earlier I knew that, using just RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) and Ibuprofen, I’d likely be using crutches for at least a few days.  By 48 hours, walking completely normally was 2nd nature again.  I kept up most of the regimen for an extra day just to be sure.

Good to know that a taste of my own medicine tastes good indeed!

So, that’s my new recipe for sprained ankles.  Feel free to use it or share it, though hopefully you won't have to!



Medical Disclaimer: Information provided in this article is for informational purposes only. The information is a result of years of practice and experience by Yoshi Rahm, DO. However, this information is NOT intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or other healthcare professional, or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging. 

Do not use the information provided in this article for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing medication or other treatment. Always speak with your physician or other healthcare professional before taking any medication or nutritional, herbal or homeopathic supplement, or using any treatment for a health problem. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, contact your health care provider promptly. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking professional advice because of something you have read in this article.


Information provided in this article and the use of any products or services related to this article by you DOES NOT create a doctor-patient relationship between you and Yoshi Rahm, DO or any other physician featured in this article. Information and statements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

What happened when Moses complained about his headache?

(Joe-kster, Moses' Headache Relief, © 2009)

People who suffer from migraines and migraine-like headaches have been shown to be significantly deficient in the mineral magnesium compared to those with no history of migraines.  A study titled “Blood Magnesium levels in migraineurs within and between the headache attacks: a case control study” shows that assessing magnesium levels and then supplementing with magnesium when levels are low is therapeutically useful.

My own mother-in-law recently visited a neurologist for severe reoccurring migraines.  Guess what was prescribed?  Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2) plus Magnesium.  I was delighted.  And my mother-in-law is still delighted because they are working better than the prescription drug for migraines was working!

Below are a few other lifestyle recommendations that may be useful if you get migraines or migraine-like headaches:

1. Control stress and avoid extra obligations.

2. Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption.

3. Avoid use of toxic cleaning chemicals.

4. Practice good sleep habits and get between 8-9 hours of sleep a night.

5. Avoid foods containing tyramine such as aged cheeses, brewers yeast and yeast containing foods such as bread and soups, pickled, aged, smoked and fermented meats including frankfurters, pepperoni, salami, bacon, bologna, and ham, chocolate, citrus fruits, red wine, and beer.

6. Avoiding foods containing tannin may be helpful such as black teas, many herb teas, apple juice, dates, kiwi, peaches, berries, coffee, carob, alfalfa, walnuts and pecans.

7. Dairy products often aggravate sinus congestion which can contribute to migraines.

8. Avoid known food allergens.

9. Eat a diet high in omega 3 fats including fish such as salmon, mackerel and sardines.

What do you do when you get a headache?  I do what they say on the box – “take 2 tablets” and “keep away from children”!



Medical Disclaimer: Information provided in this article is for informational purposes only. The information is a result of years of practice and experience by Yoshi Rahm, DO. However, this information is NOT intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or other healthcare professional, or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging. 

Do not use the information provided in this article for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing medication or other treatment. Always speak with your physician or other healthcare professional before taking any medication or nutritional, herbal or homeopathic supplement, or using any treatment for a health problem. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, contact your health care provider promptly. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking professional advice because of something you have read in this article.

Information provided in this article and the use of any products or services related to this article by you DOES NOT create a doctor-patient relationship between you and Yoshi Rahm, DO or any other physician featured in this article. Information and statements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

GUT


Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).  Leaky gut.  Crohn’s.  Ulcerative colitis.  Food sensitivities.  Autoimmune conditions.  Arthritis.  Thyroid problems.  Inflammatory skin conditions.  Mood disorders.

These are all partially due to problems with the gut.  How do we fix the gut?  Bone broth is one of the best ways of healing your gut health.  It’s food-based, meaning it’s made from food.  It’s not a supplement.  It’s not a drug.  It’s just food and it’s so healing. 

Rather than re-invent the wheel, I’m going to refer you to High Intensity Health where you can watch a short video on how to make it.


Another good bone broth resource is Weston A Price.  

Here is the link (http://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/broth-is-beautiful/) to learn more about bone broth.

Grandma really did know best.  Bone broth should be one of the foundational products for all gut health.



Medical Disclaimer: Information provided in this email is for informational purposes only. The information is a result of years of practice and experience by Yoshi Rahm, DO. However, this information is NOT intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or other healthcare professional, or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging. 

Do not use the information provided in this email for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing medication or other treatment. Always speak with your physician or other healthcare professional before taking any medication or nutritional, herbal or homeopathic supplement, or using any treatment for a health problem. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, contact your health care provider promptly. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking professional advice because of something you have read in this email.

Information provided in this email and the use of any products or services related to this email by you DOES NOT create a doctor-patient relationship between you and Yoshi Rahm, DO. or any other physician featured in this email. Information and statements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Just One Thing

Today, I’m going to share with you an email that a friend, Tracy, sent to me.  I encourage you to follow her on her Facebook Group Page. Read below for a bunch of PRACTICAL tactics to live a healthier life.  She’s a podcast/book/webinar junkie and loves sharing simple healthy tips based on what she continues to learn during her own health journey.

Now for few words from Tracy’s emails… 

…What if we slowed down enough to only ask one thing of ourselves each day?  What if we took things one at a time?  Doesn't that sound kind?  I'm all about self-kindness these days.  We're too hard on ourselves!  Anyway, as I mentioned, I've become a webinar/podcast/book junkie over the past year or two and I feel like I'm bursting with amazing information that I would love to share with all my friends.  Doesn't everyone want the cliff notes version these days?!  Well, I want to be your cliff notes!

… Thanks for supporting me and my desire to share and make our community stronger…  Your kindness and support inspire me to keep moving forward with Just One Thing! 

So here's the definition of body burden and following are links to many, many things you can change in your life to reduce your family's body burden. Like I said many times today, pick one or pick ten but don't get overwhelmed.  Stress negates any changes we make!

Body burden (n): The load born by the body, weighted by toxic chemicals, (ie. nasties) from the environment and everyday items that totally mess with the body's health.

Happy shopping!
T

Kitchen

Instead of aluminum foil under your food:

Beyond Gourmet Unbleached Parchment

Instead of aluminum foil/saran wrap over your food (I found a big one):

Charles Viancin Banana Leaf Lid

Silicone Suction Lids and Food Covers

Bees Wrap

Bowl Cover Dish Cover Set

Ambatalia Linen Dish Covers

Instead of Tupperware:

Pyrex 6022369 Storage 14-Piece Round Set, Clear with Blue Lids

Glasslock 18-Piece Assorted Oven Safe Container Set

Matbah Stainless Steel 5-Piece Canister Set with Clear Lid

Lunch box options:

Kids Konserve Nesting Trio Stainless-Steel Containers with Leak-Proof Lids

Kids Konserve Stainless Steel Mini Food Containers, Set of 3

Stainless Steel Food Storage Container Set - 5 Pcs of Mixing Bowls Cookware Set - Pack of 2

New Wave Enviro Stainless Steel Food Container

LunchBots Trio Stainless Steel Food Container, Stainless Steel

More ways to avoid plastic and aluminum are stainless steel cookware, collanders, utensils, etc.


Body:

Check your current products on ewg.org under the Skin Deep section to see how they rate. You can also get ideas for new skincare products on their site just by looking at those with the lowest ratings.

Soap/Shampoo : I think I will be trying Bronner's shampoo and conditioner next...no fragrance!

Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps

Sunscreen:  

Absolutely Natural.com

Coola Classic Face Sunscreen SPF 30

Deodorant:

Weleda Wild Rose Deodorant

The one Chris uses - can add essential oil or use plain
MyBase Probiotics Deodorant Base

Filtered shower water:  

Culligan WSH-C125 Wall-Mount 10,000 Gallon Capacity Filtered Showerhead

Whole house water filter:

Aquasana EQ-1000 Whole House 10-Year 1000000-Gallon Water Filter with Pro Install Kit

Non-toxic shower curtain:

Hemp Shower Curtain - Natural, Antibacterial, Eco-friendly


Makeup:

100% Pure - Purest Products in the World

Rejuva Minerals

Beauty Without Cruelty


Bedding:

Sheetswithout formaldehyde (check out the bottom paragraph)

The Natural Sleep Store - Organic Sheets

The mattress we're considering purchasing:

The intelliBED

Battery operated clock: - NO MORE CELL PHONES IN THE BED :)

Elgin 3675E Battery-Operated Analog Alarm Clock


Laundry:

Instead of dryer sheets:

How To Make Wool Dryer Balls

Wool Dryer Balls with Free Gift Bag

Reduce Static Electricity:

How To Get Rid Of Static Cling Naturally



Follow Tracy on her Facebook Group Page


Medical Disclaimer: Information provided in this email is for informational purposes only. The information is a result of years of practice and experience by Yoshi Rahm, DO. However, this information is NOT intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or other healthcare professional, or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging. 

Do not use the information provided in this email for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing medication or other treatment. Always speak with your physician or other healthcare professional before taking any medication or nutritional, herbal or homeopathic supplement, or using any treatment for a health problem. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, contact your health care provider promptly. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking professional advice because of something you have read in this email.


Information provided in this email and the use of any products or services related to this email by you DOES NOT create a doctor-patient relationship between you and Yoshi Rahm, DO. or any other physician featured in this email. Information and statements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.