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Being the #DetoxQueen for over twenty two years , and being a recent Malibu Fire evacuee (my house and precious little neighborhood were thankfully spared ) I want to share with anyone affected by the smoke and fires some of what I believe to be the most important and basic things you can do to help the body to detox itself from the harmful contaminants and the resulting fungal overgrowth that can happen all over and in any part of the body. The lungs are especially vulnerable .
This is a simplified and basic start for supporting the body through the detoxification process . Detoxification is a multilayered and sometimes, complex process, depending on the individual.
For example , a good friend worked in a building near the Twin Towers during 911. She and some of her co-workers went back to their office building the day after the towers went down . It wasn’t until about five years later that she began having debilitating migraines , chronic fatigue , and a sporadic cough that within a few years , developed into an all day , all the time jarring , wet , rattle...more
Dr. John Gonino
Hello everyone. Happy November, and Happy Thanksgiving !
As a child and probably all the way until my daughter Allie turned 12 when Christmas magic faded , my favorite holiday was always Christmas. I suppose most people feel similar. And I still love it; don't get me wrong.
But for the past 16 years I would have to say that my favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. And it has nothing to do with the food; although I like that part. It has to do with pausing for 4 days, or at least 1 day, to take a deep breath and give thanks to God , and the various people, friends, family that support us on our day to day journey, and , eventually, that day to day journey that turns into another year past in the record book, that eventually becomes the story of our life when we die.
It was early to mid October when Ronit emailed all of us members of Our Wellbeing Compass with our blog topic for November:
Gratitude. I remember my immediate thought was " perfect". I had no idea what I was going to say, and still don't, but here goes.....
This past year I have noticed...more
While the benefits of intravenous therapy are obvious if you've ever visited a hospital (especially if you're the one with an I.V. drip in your arm!), their use in preventative and holistic medicine is a little less well-known. They are increasingly being used as a way of fortifying the body with vitamins and minerals quickly and efficiently, as well as providing hydration in one of the quickest ways possible. From fending off a cold to giving your body an added boost of nutrition, read on to learn more about how I.V. Therapy can be used to improve your health
What Is I.V Therapy?
I.V. therapy works much like the way regular intravenous medicines are delivered to sick patients. A specially prepared solution of minerals, vitamins and other nutrients are combined in a mostly saline solution that also has a hydrating effect. There are different vitamin and mineral combinations available, each prepared for specific health benefits for the unique patient. These are injected into your bloodstream by a licensed professional.
Maintaining good health should always be a top priority. If you’re serious about improving your overall wellness, you should know the many benefits of massage. Here are three reasons to incorporate massage into your wellness routine.
If you don’t take the necessary steps to limit the amount of stress in your life, it can become a major detriment to your health. The physical and mental pressure will eventually start to take a toll. Not only can chronic stress cause unnecessary wear and tear on your body, but it can also be emotionally draining. Even worse, anxiety puts you at a greater risk of developing ailments such as heart disease and hypertension. Regular massage therapy has been proven to help reduce the symptoms of anxiety. After getting your body kneaded at a wellness spa, expect to feel completely rejuvenated.
Helps You Sleep Better
According to health experts, it’s especially important to get enough sleep. Aside from boosting your energy levels, quality sleep enhances your ability to...more
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What is well established by research and not open for discussion is that physiologic sleep is eight hours of uninterrupted sleep, seven hours is second best, and nine hours is third. Everything else is broken.
I’m addressing everyone who experience broken sleep. When you don’t sleep well—and realize your health suffers from the deprivation of proper rest—you have to treat the symptom. Of course there are medications available, but the most recently introduced medication to the market for sleep had a staggering 1016 adverse drug reactions reported within the first 6 months. Some people do well with melatonin, 3-20mg at bedtime. My mom fixed her sleep issue with 700 mg of Passion Flower.
But after you figure out how to control the symptom, the spiritual question remains, “Why am I not sleeping?” There could be a number of external reasons; such as a barking dog outside the house, a crying baby, etc. I believe the number one reason that people don’t sleep is because they’re riding sugar-insulin-adrenaline roller coaster. There are several factors that can cause this. For...more
Intense training is key to developing an elite athlete, but there's something even more important than rigorous exercise: proper nutrition. Food is the fuel that keeps your body going during the day when you're active and even at night when you're sound asleep. Your organs work around the clock to keep you alive. When they all work efficiently and harmoniously like a well-oiled machine, you'll run faster and jump higher than ever before.
Eat Right to Reach Your Potential
If you're an athlete who's trying to achieve maximum performance during workouts or during competition, you must embrace food. By consuming the right foods in the right quantities, you'll absorb the energy and nutrients that allow your organs to function at their best.
Have Fruit Before a Workout
Carbohydrates are best consumed as a pre-workout snack because they provide energy that is immediately ready for your body to use. Simple carbs, like those found in fruit, tend to store as body fat if they aren't expended right away so it's ideal to eat them...more
The concept of martial arts often brings to mind action, high energy and speedy moves. However, tai chi is the meditative and stress-relieving martial art known for its slow-paced and fluid movements.
Tai chi, often practiced in groups outdoors or in a wellness center, was once exclusively practiced throughout Asian cultures. In recent years the practice has attracted large numbers of adherents in the Western world due to its purported health benefits such as reduced inflammation, increased energy and stamina, improved mood, and blood pressure regulation. Medical research continues to substantiate these health claims and host of other benefits as well. Learn more about the benefits of tai chi, and visit the Gonino Center for Healing to try your hand at this amazing practice!
In a study conducted at the Korean Academy of Nursing, post-menopausal women who practiced tai chi for six months showed improvements in cardiovascular health as well...more
Our holistic healing center has been providing our clients with a new perspective to wellness for over 20 years. Our experts agree that healthy digestion and gut health is vital for enjoying great overall health. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, the majority of your immune system is found in the lining of your gut, which contains cells that interact with the bacteria that resides inside.
Over time, the gut lining may become damaged because of its exposure to toxins such as alcohol, cigarette smoke, chemical irritants and medications. The lining may also be damaged by poor food choices or pathogenic strains of bacteria and fungi. Fortunately, it is possible for you to take steps to heal your gut so that you can enjoy health improvements. Here are three tips that the Gonino Center for Healing recommends for improving the health of your gut.
1. Determine what substances are causing problems and remove them.
If you are having gut health problems, one of the first things that you should do is to identify any food or substance that is causing...more
While many people brush their teeth to avoid bad breath and cavities, dental hygiene also plays a larger role in the health of the entire body. When extra bacteria react with numerous types of sugars in the mouth, the bacteria can tremendously increase the risk of gum disease. When this happens, the affected gums contain microbes that can affect the heart, reduce the elasticity of the blood vessels, exacerbate the symptoms of autoimmune conditions, augment the risk of dementia and increase systemic inflammation. Read on to learn more about the connection between dental health and overall wellness, and contact us today to see how we can help in your journey to detoxification.
Examining Hygiene and the Blood Vessels
When a person's gums contain a large amount of bacteria, the microbes can eventually reach the blood vessels, and the bacteria could cause endocarditis, which is a condition that may affect an individual's blood pressure. If you experience endocarditis, bacteria can accumulate in numerous valves of the heart, and the microbes may cause...more
It can be difficult to detect if your thyroid is not functioning properly. Because it is responsible for producing so many different hormones, an underactive thyroid can manifest in a multitude of ways.
If you think you might have a malfunctioning thyroid, or you haven't been feeling like yourself lately, keep reading to see if you need to talk to your doctor about hypothyroidism.
What is Hypothyroidism?
This is a medical condition that can develop when your thyroid gland is unable to produce the correct amounts of certain hormones. Without these hormones, your body can't function at its full capacity. Thyroid hormones affect everything from body temperature to energy levels, metabolism and heart rate.
There is also a condition called hyperthyroidism, which is an overactive thyroid gland. However, this disorder has a more obvious and straightforward set of symptoms, so it is typically easier for a doctor to recognize right away. Because of this, today's article will focus on hypothyroidism.
Health, and the human body in general, is a complex topic. Often people may treat a specific symptom without considering the underlying cause, with less than optimum results. On the other hand, holistic medicine encourages people to focus on the health of the entire person, including mental and spiritual factors as well as physical. The body is one working system, and this approach can yield great results. There are a few reasons why a holistic approach to health can be the right choice for you.
The Best of Two Worlds
Holistic medicine is not limited to either traditional or alternative medicine but instead encourages you to combine treatments of both to obtain the best results. For example, a recurring problem, such as back pain, can have many contributing factors, from physical issues to tension and stress or bodily imbalances caused by a poor diet. Holistic practitioners will consider all of the involved factors and tailor treatment to suit the patient. This encourages a unique solution for each patient, rather than attempting to generalize...more
It’s been a long day. All you want is a good night’s rest. Your head hits the pillow, you close your eyes, and nothing. Instead, you are wide awake, even though you are exhausted. Don’t worry, this happens to everyone, but it doesn’t have to. Sure, there are medicines that will allow you to drift off into slumber, but wouldn’t you prefer a healthy alternative?
Essential oils have been used for centuries for different medicinal purposes and luckily, they are readily available in today’s society as well. So, when you are having trouble getting to sleep, here are three amazing essential oils that will naturally help you get there:
Clary Sage is an essential oil that comes from a European version of the sage plant. It has been known to relieve menstrual cramps, lower blood pressure, reduce spasms and convulsions, and act as an all-natural relaxant and sedative. This essential oil is perfect if you can’t sleep due to muscle spasms, cramps, or if you just can’t get your body to calm down enough to drift off....more
We all experience stress in our daily lives and most people try to live with it without doing anything to alleviate it. In addition to leading to depression and anxiety, increased stress levels can affect our physical health as well. Fortunately, it's never too late to take action. Practicing yoga on a regular basis can reduce stress and benefit the physical body in a number of ways.
What Can Yoga Do for You?
Practicing yoga is a great way to relax and unwind, which translates to lower stress levels and reduced feelings of anxiety. While the benefits to your mental health may be felt almost immediately, you'll also observe physical benefits. In addition to building up muscle, yoga also strengthens the joints and prevents cartilage breakdown. By using muscles and joints that rarely get exercised, yoga poses reduce the risks of developing degenerative diseases like arthritis, as well lowering the chances that you'll be disabled by musculoskeletal breakdown later in life.
Increased blood circulation is also achieved through the regular practice of...more
Dr. John Gonino
The recent heart attack of the 52 year old President of The American Heart Association has me musing today. Kind of ironic, would you agree?
We have 10,000 patients in our practice and I honestly remember 2 heart attacks since we moved to Heath on September 5,2008. One was a 57 y/0 male ( still alive) who was given testosterone pellets by another doctor. Point? 2 actually. First, there is a difference between physiologic testosterone replacement , i.e. Raising a 250 testosterone level (348 low normal) to 424 , which our office does with topical testosterone or oral Clomid, and dosing someone through the ceiling (1100 or greater) with testosterone pellets. Second, March 2014 New England Journal of Medicine reported a 36 percent increase in heart attack in men over age 65 who were started on testosterone.
Obviously, our patient broke the age rule at 57. His heart attack occurred 1 month after the pellets were placed.
Our other case was an otherwise very healthy man of 50. Not overweight. Excellent cholesterol values,normal blood pressure, not a diabetic, but had...more
You have to be a self advocate!"
To take cancer head on you must be strong in your faith and research to know that not every doctor holds the correct answer for you. We will keep bringing you cancer miracles to help the fight in your mind first, so you can fight cancer along the way.more
Chronic Dehydration is a silent killer!
Due to the high temperatures and the tendency of most Americans to be chronically dehydrated, now is the time to be eating and drinking things that are high in minerals and liquid content, as well as easy to digest.
This would include:
Green veggies and green vegetable juices
Raw and lightly cooked vegetables
Low sugar berries (no fruit juices though)
Lemons and limes, but watch out for sugar, it is dehydrating.
Proper amounts (too much protein is not good) of high quality and light proteins, preferably not fried.
No heavy starches, heavy meats, and minimal to none of sugar intake.
Refresh with Lemon and Lime juices sweetened with Stevia (herbal). (sugar substitutes are dehydrating)
Reduce coffee and chocolate intake.
I'm sure there's more, but the main message is to eat lighter, easier to digest, more hydrating type food.
These dehydrate you , meaning robbing your body of essential minerals:
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Today my friend and mentor from my Master's program at the Univ. of Connecticut , Dr Stephen Sinatra was honored with the Linus Pauling award at our lunch break. As many of you know , Dr Pauling is the only person in history to win 2 ( unshared) Nobel Prizes in Medicine. His work was centered around research on Vitamin C and its use in high doses for the treatment of disease. As many of you also know, we have been using intravenous Vitamin C as part of our comprehensive cancer treatment program since 2008, and the miraculous results continue to accumulate day by day.
I felt very blessed to be sitting next to him when his name was called.
Dr Sinatra lectured twice today. His morning topic was Healing the Heart with Vibrational Medicine.
Most of this lecture was spent giving us statistics on the damages to our body from electromagnetic radiation from cell phones, computers, microwave ovens, and other forms of modern technology.
He flashed a slide that I tried to capture on my cell phone, posted below that shows the brain damage to the 5 year old due...more
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Dr Kabran Chapek from Daniel Amen, MD's office presented New Approaches to Preventing Alzheimer's and Reversing Cognitive Decline. His first point is that the following therapies are not going to reverse end stage Alzheimer's. He compares that to what trees look like after a forest fire. Not much chance . But. AT ANY STAGE short of that, the following treatments have been shown to improve brain function. First, what does Dr Chapek say about what CAUSES Alzheimer's ?
1) Toxins - both heavy metals like lead, aluminum , arsenic, etc. , but also mycotoxins from fungus. As you are probably aware, we can help you with both of those issues with IV chelation and Far Infrared Sauna for toxins , and oral antifungals , IV hydrogen peroxide, diflucan , and ozone vs fungus.
2) Low oxygenation during sleep. We test nearly all of our patient for this issue , and certainly 100% of our patients with any degree of dementia.
3) Lack of brain nutrients.
4) Type 3 diabetes. This may be a new term to you as it has just been coined in the last year or so. It refers to high...more
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Galectin 3 : Master Modulator of Risk for Cardiovascular Disease , Cancer, Inflammation , and Fibrosis ...
Biomarkers for the Prevention of Cancer and Other Neurodegenerative Conditions .....
Ketogenic Diet and Deuterium Depleted Water for the Prevention and Treatment of Cancer and Degenerative Conditions ...and lastly.....
Hydration and Brain Health.
This morning I learned about a very nasty player in the body called Galectin 3. This is another marker for inflammation and can be directly correlated to bad clinical outcomes.
For example, if you or someone you know has congestive heart failure and your Galectin -3 level is less than 17.8 , the chance of you dying within the next 12 months is 13%. If your Galectin -3 level is greater than 25.9 your chance of dying in the next year rises to 37%Galectin -3 causes fibrosis of tissues including the kidneys. 50 million people in our country have chronic kidney disease, defined as a serum creatinine of 1.6 or higher.
We spend more money on this disease than any other single disease ( if you add up...more
The Native American culture holds a special place in my heart because my mother, Geneva Butler Henderson, was half Cherokee and her dad, Gee Dick Butler, was full blood.
Gee Dick served in the U.S. Army in World War One, where he was injured and confined to a wheelchair. He died not too many years afterwards from pneumonia. I regret I never got to meet him , that I only knew this beautiful Native face from old photos.
When my mom passed away at age 49 due to heart disease complicated by diabetes, I started asking myself questions about why she and so many of her relatives died so young. And why did so many Cherokees have diabetes ? Why did so many of the patients at the Indian Hospital, where my mom received healthcare, have to have their gallbladders removed?
Then not too much later I was asking myself why I had Cancer in my thirties and my sister die of cancer at forty four..
Thirty some years later , I believe most of my questions , and a whole lot more, have been answered. And those answers have been the driving force of my passion for...more
Symptoms of Chronic Dehydration Are:
. Dry skin and hair
. Sugar and salt cravings
. Fungal infections, skin, nails, etc.
. Dry mouth and dry eyes
. Constipation, bloating
. Exhausted adrenal glands
Causes of Chronic Dehydration are:
. Mineral deficiencies
. Low functioning and untreated thyroid
. Acid forming diet (sugar, caffeine, alcohol )
. Mineral loss due to sweating
. Chemicals in medications , OTC and prescription (makes us even more acid)
. Drinking lots of water without replacing minerals
. Chronic diarrhea or loose stools
Simple Things You Can Do:
. Half teaspoon Celtic sea salt in lemon water , twice a day ( for chronic pain, can add baking soda )
. Have iodine levels tested, then take only a drop or two a day or as doctor recommends
. Detox the body with a good herbal and fiber like Multicleanse by Nature's Secret
. Take and use these magnesiums : Citrate, Threonate and Mag Oil. (check out...more
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Daniel (name changed for confidential purpose) came to me after making a high risk decision to walk away from surgery and seek integrative medicine instead. He went to his doctor in San Antonio who did a CT scan on his neck and found that both of his carotid arteries had 80% blockage. There’s concern to be had once a 70% blockage is reached. His doctor advised him that he should have a Carotid Endarterectomy, which is like a bypass on your neck to clean out carotid arteries. With this surgery, like any surgery, it comes with anesthesia, which also comes with a massive amounts of toxins and a risk of internal bleeding and infection. Surgery is not a simple thing, and Daniel said “No Thanks, I heard about this Integrative Medical Doctor in North Texas that has these Intravenous Therapies that have been proven to cleanout people’s arteries and I’m going that route.” He of course was laughed out of the building. After Daniel’s assessment I wrote him a treatment plan of 20 IVs alternating between Hydrogen Peroxide and Chelation IVs. Hydrogen peroxide kills bacteria and fungus from...more
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Rebekah, (name changed for confidential purposes) age 8, presented to the office in Jan. 2010.
Rebekah is a sweet little girl that was very, very sick. She came into my office with her mother and father who, after receiving the news at an Emergency Room that their daughter had type 1 diabetes and would be on long and short acting insulin for the rest of her life, went home dismayed. When not receiving peace about the diagnosis they decided to pray. They prayed for an answer, they prayed for healing, they prayed to be lead in the right direction in getting a second opinion. Which, thankfully, lead them on a 3 hour journey from Wichita Falls, TX to my office. She still had an elevated sugar of 243 after being on insulin. Normal blood sugar levels are between 65-100.Her parents asked me, “Doc, what do you think?” I, knowing there is no cure for Type 1 diabetes, simply stated what I saw, and they received the same answer. “Your daughter has type 1 diabetes and will be on insulin for the rest of her life.” But then Rebekah's parents said to me, “Dr. Gonino, we have the faith of...more
Dr. John Gonino
Gonino Center for Healing Thyroid Medication Instructions It is important that you know how to take your thyroid medication properly. Helpful information including the timing of your medication, interactions with foods, drugs and supplements are covered, as well as creative ways to remember to take your thyroid medication.
Always check the prescription against what you receive.
Dr Gonino feels the ideal time to take thyroid medication is in the morning.
If you sleep well, i.e., sleep 7-9 hours without waking up, Dr Gonino prefers that upon waking you begin your day with prayer.
Set your intent for the day, then eat a healthy breakfast.
Take all of your non-calcium containing supplements with breakfast.
Take Alka Salts and any other Calcium supplements at bedtime.
Take your Thyroid medication 2 hours after breakfast.
Take your thyroid with a full glass of water
Wait one hour before eating after taking your...
Dr. John & Linda Gonino
Because of the growing popularity of the new movie, The Fault in Our Stars, about a young woman dying of thyroid cancer, I have decided to talk today about thyroid function and it's extreme importance to our health.Before I go any further, I would like my wife, Linda, a thyroid cancer survivor of thirty three years, to share her story with you.
I suppose I should start my thyroid story with the cancer diagnosis and surgery, but I believe the story preceding the diagnosis is just as important, so that's where I will start.
My mother was half Cherokee Indian, my father, one quarter. My mom, her mother and three siblings were diabetic and all but one died young. Her father, a full blood Cherokee, died in his forties from pneumonia as a result of injuries sustained in World War One. Our family, being enrolled in the Cherokee Nation, were provided commodities as part of the US Government's Food Distribution Program for Native Americans. I remember distinctly, my mom opening a box of "cheese" and handing me a slice of this pale yellow, gelatinous and...more
Is that a Summers Eve Advertisement above us? Who remembers those and how they enticed all of us to believe we would smell spring-y fresh like we were running through a meadow if we were to buy and use a douche?! Here is Mrs. Gonino applying the science behind why douching should be a no-no and how spring-y fresh can be achieved naturally.
Another post inspired by my daughter..
"Mom, I think maybe I need to do a douche."
After I made her repeat her statement , because I wasn't quite sure I had heard correctly, my knee jerk response was to say , rather tersely, we don't douche, we don't ever douche!
The blank look on her face told me I was going to need to offer more information than that before she was going to buy into my advice.
In retrospect, my knee jerk reaction was triggered by the shocking revelation that douching is still a thing ( an absurd thing! )especially for healthy young women. Surely douching went out with my mother's generation , right?! Evidently not..So, my intent with this post is to enlighten moms , grandmoms , girls,...more
Dr. Gonino & Linda Gonino
Yesterday, I received an email from my daughter, Allie. She wanted to know if I could help a friend of a friend who had recently been given a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. And I knew instantly what the subject should be.
I want to share with you what I, and many Integrative Medicine doctors, believe is the reason cancer develops. I believe cancer and most diseases and disorders, are caused by a cluster of chronic imbalances in the body. Imbalances of :
An easy way to understand the PH and Flora imbalances, is the "Fish Tank" analogy.
When the PH of a fish tank becomes unbalanced , the water begins to turn dark green. If treatment isn't soon provided to rebalance the PH, the water becomes darker and darker, the fish start to die,the water evaporates, and algae begins to overtake the tank.So, our bodies are like a fish tank when our PH becomes unbalanced. The water is the liquid that the "fish," (our organs, glands, bones, muscles,etc,) "swims" in.When body PH becomes chronically over acid, the...more
I ordered a salad and sat down to read the latest news on BBC.com. I picked the dried cranberries out of my salad. Apparently cranberries have a high glycemic index and I was trying to avoid high glycemic everything. I couldn’t stop reading the news. I love the news. I was reading about the Rohinga, a stateless group of people who have been persecuted and remain at the center of a geopolitical conflict between Burma and Bangladesh. They were loading up into fishing boats, piled on top of one another, sailing for Malaysia in hope of a better life. They were turned away at the shore, mercilessly. I sipped my iced tea and got a text from the doctor. He and his wife had just landed. They spent the week in Reno learning about Ozone Therapy. “We are running behind. We should be there in around three hours to get you. We will get dinner, then hit Whole Foods to stock up for the week,” he wrote.
The doctor is calculated. I think he calculates how he will spend each second of each day. He wastes no time. No words. His purpose drives him in every aspect of his life. I wrote a quick...more
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What is ozone? Ozone is three molecules of oxygen, O3, Instead of the usual way that oxygen exists in nature, which is O2. It was first discovered in 1786 and first synthesized in a German Lab in 1840. In 1873 it was discovered that when any micro-oganism, exs: viruses, bacteria, tuberculosis, diphtheria were subjected to ozone gas, they were killed.
In 1911, Dr, Noble Eberhart, head of the Departmant of Physiology of Loyola Chicago University used ozone to treat tuberculosis, anemia, pertussis, asthma, bronchitis, diabetes, gout and syphilis.
In 1961 Dr. Hans Wolff developed the major and minor auto hemotherapy techniques that we use in our office today. As you may remember from your high school biology class, the majority of energy in your body, called ATP, is produced in the mitochondria of our cells, through a process called electron transport. Oxygen is the final electron receptor in this process. Therefore, if we can increase the oxygen content of the body, this process can occur more efficiently.
Also, as you probably know, the...more
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We now have our own Gonino Center Custom Micro Green Kit with Urban Hydro Greens! Our custom kit includes everything you need to grow your own micro greens, easily, in your home. With high content of nutrients, fresh cut raw micro greens thrown into a smoothie, soup, salad, sandwich etc. is an action packed way to give you your daily supply of vitamins and mineral. Read below info on our different seed packs (broccoli, kale, radish, and sweet pea) that come in your kit and how to order.
Micro Greens are grown to a stage of development in between a sprout and a baby green. They contain the dense nutritional value of a sprout topped off with an extra kiss of life sustaining chlorophyll. Chlorophyll has been called “nature’s greatest healer”. It is the first product of light, therefore contains more healing properties than any other element.
Got H.O.P.E? Hormones, Oxygen, Phytonutrients and Enzymes are the most delicate and beneficial nutrients you can consume. They are abundantly found in Micro...more
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*Names in the story were changed to protect privacy. Writing from Septemeber Gonino Center for Healing Newsletter By Dr. John Gonino
I wanted to take a few minutes to share the most fascinating case that I have been associated with in my 27 years of medicine.
There are two pieces of background information that I would like to share before I tell Shana’s story. First, years ago my wife Linda coined the term “Love Heals” which has become our company slogan ever since. Only later after reading an amazing book by David Hawkins M.D., Ph. D. called Power vs. Force would I come to realize how intuitive Linda’s words were. According to the book, love is an energy by which we have the ability to heal others with our presence. I know this is true because I’ve witnessed it first hand; a patient of ours named Martha with Rosacea whose face looked burned at the start of her appointment at 12 noon, and whose skin was clear at 12:20 pm. A long time patient named Kerry who I hugged in passing in the hallway, who the next time I saw her said, “You...more
Dr. John Gonino & Linda Gonino
Digestion, Your Inner Garden
If you remember, in past notes, we talked about low thyroid hormone (hypothyroid) and some of its effects on the other systems of the body. Today, I want to focus on digestion.
As we said, unbalanced and improperly supported thyroid hormone can manifest in many symptoms including, chronic constipation or diarrhea, or as in the case of Inflammatory Bowel disease,(Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's disease) or Irritable Bowel Disease, erratic and painful attacks of both.
Either of these conditions can be disastrous in the long term, to all body systems.
The gut is to the body , what the soil is to the plant. If the soil is depleted of essential nutrients, like minerals, is dry and hard, or overtaken by bacterial overgrowth, the plant may survive for a time, but it will not thrive and will eventually die due to malnutrition and dehydration.
Our digestive tract provides the main source for assimilating nutrients.
Nutrients are vitamins and minerals, which come from fresh whole, natural food and supplements. Nutrients heal...more
Dr. John & Linda Gonino
The thyroid is often called the Mother Thyroid. And, if Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy, certainly applies here.
Like the toys on a baby's crib mobile, if one of the toys breaks off, the entire mobile is unable to function properly. It's the same with our body.
The thyroid reigns over all the other hormones in her queendom, insulin, adrenaline, sex hormones, growth hormones, etc.
So if she has been weakened or damaged by toxins such as gluten or fluoride, for example, a young woman may have painful or irregular periods.
A teenage boy may have severe acne, or a mid-life woman suffer through extreme peri-menopause.
A sluggish thyroid usually means a sluggish digestive system or, slow metabolism. A symptom of a sluggish digestive system is chronic constipation. Where food stays in the stomach , small intestine and colon longer than is optimal, allowing chemicals (acidity) from food, water and air to sit in the tender lining of the gut causing damage that may not be experienced for many years.
I have also seen cases where a chronically...more
A few years ago we checked off a longtime goal from our bucket list that met all our expectations, and that goal was to see and hear Dr Wayne Dyer speak in person.
For Linda and me, Dr. Dyer was parts unconditionally loving dad, big brother, guru, minister, sage and wise professor.
Love for his fellow man leaped off the pages of the many books he wrote from, Pulling Your Strings in 1970 to his most recent books like, I Can See Clearly Now ,The Importance of Being Extraordinary and The Power of Intention. His words of wisdom and truth imbedded into our consciousness and has served as a guiding light in our work.
Thank you Dr Wayne Dyer for honoring your God given gifts by sharing them with us all. We pledge to honor these gifts by paying it forward to all God's children.more