The Gonino Center for Healing treats a wide range of illness utilizing both conventional and integrative medicine as well as education, and natural modalities to support the body’s own natural healing mechanisms. Obtaining optimal health is more than just feeling better, it’s about being better.
A very popular diagnosis because it is easier to medicate the symptoms than to find the underlying cause of the problem. For clarity, if you want medication we will support your decision, however, we are available to figure out the cause which could potentially be diet, heavy metals, sugar- insulin- adrenaline- rollercoaster. As blood sugar ossilates your mood can as well. Our general approach is to manage like we would a patient with an overgrowth of candida: anti fungal medication, cleansing of colon, diet, restoration of bowel ecology. and pH balance.
+ Allergies (Food & Environmental)
We treat allergies by eliminating the cause. Testing through a lab or by the elimination plan, removing your allergic food and environmental sources, killing candida, restoring gut flora balance, and rebuilding your immune system.
+ Atherosclerosis (Poor Circulation)
We treat Atherosclerosis, the cause of Coronary Artery Disease, with EDTA Chelation Therapy, Hydrogen Peroxide I.V. and our newly instituted I.V. Ozone. We have seen great success with these therapies. Example: A 65 y/o male presented with 80% blockage in both carotid arteries and was advised to have surgery. He decided to partake in alternative therapies and his doctors laughed him out of the office. His treatment plan here at the practice consisted of 10 Hydrogen Peroxide IV's and 10 EDTA Chelation IV's. His repeat Doppler showed a decrease to 40% blockage, to which the reading radiologist stated " very peculiar to see this transformation in someone who has not undergone surgery."
Arthritis can be treated naturally with nutrition, chiropractic care, supplementation, balancing of hormones along with gut integrity and pH balance. We understand medication is sometimes necessary but the side effects of arthritis medications are mostly counter intuitive in long term use.
+ Autism Spectrum Disorder
The incidence of autism in 1975 was 1/5000, in 1985:1/2500, in 2005:1/175, and in 2015: 1/68. What's going on? We believe we live in a highly toxic planet; from prescription medications, polluted air and water, poor food regulation and heavy metal laden vaccines that lend themselves to the neurological disorder called Autism. We treat our Autism patients individually and with many different therapies including but not limited to: nutrition, I.V. therapy, chiropractic care,gut and brain balance.
+ Auto-Immune Disease
Dr. Gonino is fond of saying "In our office, controlling or curing all of the auto-immune diseases is "easy". Such conditions as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis, lupus, MS, Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS) and Sjogren's syndrome are addressed with nutrition (cutting out all gluten in foods containing wheat, rye and barley), detoxification of heavy metals ( we have two easy ways of testing this), and most importantly controlling infection and the chronic condition of Epstein Barr Virus. Our classes and office visits will teach you how to control this virus to which 90% of the adult population has, though 85% don't know they have it.
Candida is a fungus that is present in every human and certain things promote the proliferation of this fungus (anti- biotics, steroids, sugar, birth control pills, living or flying at altitude, pregnancy.) and make it grow faster than it should. Overgrowth can cause many, many, symptoms from fatigue, brain fog, joint and muscle pain, constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gas and hair loss to name a few. We will analyze your candida level upon your first visit with our Dark Field Microscopy and questionnaire to address the elimination of this systemic fungal infection.
+ Cancer: All stages
For many cancer types we believe in controlling the disease in a traditional way. Example: Breast tumors with the surgical removal of tumor or breast/s, Research has shown that certain types respond very well to chemo therapy such as testicular cancers, lymphoma, leukemia, and we will discuss with you taking advantage of those treatments. After the cancer is controlled, if the patient wants to dig deeper into "Why do I have cancer?" we love to take that journey with you in addressing the imbalances of your mind, body, and spirit. We nutritionally, and with IV therapy and supplementation want to help you restore your body and eradicate the proliferation of cancer in your life. Other forms of cancer we treat fully naturally with restorative cancer therapies including High Dose I.V. Vitmin C. I.V Superoxide Dismutase and I.V. Ozone. Other I.V. therapies such as Amino Acid I.V.'s strengthen the body's cells, I.V. Glutathione repairs tissues damaged by anesthesia, chemotherapy, and radiation.
+ Chronic Degenerative Diseases
Any degenerative disease will be discussed within the realm of lifestyle habits and detoxification programs to rectify tissue and organ damage.
+ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic fatigue is the starting point of where integrative medicine started for the Gonino's. Linda, Dr. Gonino's wife, suffered with chronic fatigue and all any doctor could do was give her anti- depressants. They searched for answers and thus the Gonino Center for Healing was born. With the proper natural modalities and support within the practice chronic fatigue is curable. This includes killing systemic candida, restoring pHbalance and gut bacteria. Hormone balance etc. We have many therapies to do such things. I.V. therapy, bio-identical hormone replacement, thyroid management, FAR infrared sauna ZAAZ machine lymphatic flow, and massage therapy.
+ Chronic Headaches
Chronic headaches are not normal as much of society says so, thus in turn, OTC medications can be overused to "cure" headaches leading to much greater damage than good. We will delve into the reasoning for your headaches whether it be food allergy to imbalanced pH and hormones.
+ Chronic Mineral Deficiency
Chronic Mineral Deficiency is becoming an epidemic within the American culture due to poor food sources of magnesium and calcium. Where integrative medicine is helping this epidemic is knowing the common symptoms of mineral deficiency,understanding the appropriate levels where ALL minerals should be, supplementing correctly, and testing accordingly.
+ Chronic Pain
Chronic pain is a symptom of something internally wrong, Continual pain isn't showing up without reason, and it is not because you have a pain medicine deficiency. With proper pH balance, supplementation, diet, and the use of I.V. therapies such as Ozone, EDTA Chelation, Hydrogen peroxide, etc. all pain can be treated, managed, or cured.
Often defaulted by doctors when they cant figure out what is wrong with the patient, and then treated with drugs. In our office we find the multiple tender areas of pain is caused from a viscous cycle starting with not sleeping. Sugar- insulin- adrenaline rollercoaster triggered by caffeine, sugar, and not eating breakfast can spawn restlessness and poor sleep thus inflaming fibromyalgia pain. Candida overgrowth also triggers it immensely.
+ Grief & Loss
Grief and Loss are inevitable in this life. We feel pain mentally, emotionally, physically. Sometimes it can be greatly debilitating and we understand that. With correct coping strategies, and understanding that grief is a process in which everyone lands back at JOY at different times, we can help guide you through your journey of loss while keeping your health intact. Our physical modalities such as chiropractic, acupuncture, yoga and tai chi , and massage therapy we have found serve the body enormously well when coping with grief and loss.
+ Gluten Sensitivity Syndrome
By testing the gluten gene mutations or simply by the patient taking on a gluten elimination diet we can evaluate what the presence of gluten is doing to cause symptoms in your health. Restoration of blood, liver, and bowel is necessary when eliminating gluten out of your body.
With the correct information on diet, exercise and techniques in understanding the rhythms of the body we can help you manage your hypoglycemic or low blood sugar episodes. We also know that low blood sugar can be in direct relation to thyroid and candida issues.
Thyroid is a hot topic these days, and well should be. We find thyroid disease to be grossly misdiagnosed and mismanaged from mainstream doctors. Understanding the correct testing,specific medication, detoxification and lifestyle changes needed to support chronic hypo/hyperthyroidism is crucial for optimal and true health. Symptoms of thyroid disease can mimic many different illnesses and it takes a trained doctor interested in digging deeper into history and lifestyle to determine the correct diagnosis and health plan.
+ Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Bowel diseases are curable with the correct steps taken to address many issues that happen in the gut. Detoxification, reseeding, and restoration must be combined in proper order along with lifestyle and diet changes to heal years of damage from IBS, Colitis, Crohn's and other bowel diseases.
+ Lifecycle Adjustment Issues
Big transitions in life can spawn moodiness, anxiety, nervousness, depression. or issues of self-worth. With the proper coaching, whether it be in a child or an adult, steps can be taken to face these challenges head on. We have discovered that many patients have deficient dopamine levels, accompanied by either depleted or elevated epinephrine levels. We have techniques to help you balance these hormones naturally which should overall help the balancing of your mood.
+ Lyme Disease
Lyme disease if caught early enough, soon after target from bite is seen, can be treated with copious amounts of anti -biotics and be cured. The long term effects of Lyme disease present more as an auto immune disease and we treat it as such. Ozone therapy along with our other forms of I.V. therapy, Immune system stabilization, allergy, heavy metal, and toxin removal from blood, liver and bowel, are all important in treating this disease to live freely from the harmful effects Lyme disease has on the body and mind.
The depletion of hormones in both men and women is inevitable. With the use of bio identical hormone treatment and lifestyle evaluation, helping people "grow old gracefully" and with minor symptoms is quite attainable.
+ Menstrual Disorders, Including PMS
Premenstrual Syndrome refers to emotional and painful physical symptoms before a woman's period. Some symptoms may include acne, cramps, fatigue, bloating, tender breasts, mood changes and so on. Little do women know that with correct supplementation, diet, candida control, exercise and proper sleep that these symptoms can all be controlled if not fully disappear. Other menstrual disorders take on the same therapies here at the practice but may take longer to reach control stage.
+ MTHFR Gene Mutation
MTHFR is a relatively new gene mutation that the alternative medical community is uncovering and providing research for those that test positive to one or both of the main two commercial genes. MTHFR or Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase is a serious and complex problem and depending upon your mutation we can supply guidance with detoxification, special diet restrictions that keep you away from synthetic B Vitamins and supplementation along with reducing homocysteine, a main component in heart disease and heart attacks. These genes lend themselves to offspring especially in utero potentially causing neural tube defects and long term diseases like Alzheimer's and Anemia just to name a few.
+ Panic Disorders, Depression, Anxiety
One of the worst things we see is the over dosing of anti depression medication for all mental states (or other symptoms doctors cannot put into a proper diagnosis like chronic fatigue) when drugs may not be necessary at all. We find sugar-insulin- adrenaline rollercoaster is at the forefront of these mental disorders along with improper elimination of heavy metals and toxins in the body. All of our therapies including yoga are used in treating mental disease.
+ Postpartum Depression
Postpartum depression is a very real disorder that does not need to be dismissed. Typically with the drop in progesterone after childbirth and the body trying to regulate hormones a woman can feel disconnected, exhausted, depressed mentally and physically. With proper hormone balancing, along with therapies like chiropractic to adjust for the body's past 9 month journey, postpartum can be regulated.
+ Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
PTSD effects the whole being and can surface after someone is involved in traumatic events such as assault, terrorism, massive stressful events and war. Many war veterans develop PTSD to which we have seen many at our office. PTSD shows itself as severe and debilitating flashbacks and anxiety, insomnia, and hyper arousal. We have found the removal of heavy metal toxins proving helpful in PTSD along with chiropractic therapy, neurotransmitter and adrenal function restoration. Therapy is needed for most PTSD sufferers.
+ Sleep Disruptions
With proper testing like overnight pulse ox, sleep apnea testing, addressing your sugar-insulin- adrenaline rollercoaster, along with understanding your history and emotional well being we can absolutely find the root cause of your sleep disruptions. These up and down bouts of wakefulness or poor oxygen levels during the night are likely a huge part of a vicious cycle in your life. Fatigue and the overall deterioration of health from lack of sleep or improper sleep could be life threatening.
+ Smoking Addiction
Addiction is many people's burden that debilitates them for years and years, eventually being the culprit of their death. We understand how hard addiction can be and how easy it is to access this particular addiction. Medication is sometimes needed for certain amounts of time to " keep your oars in the water" so to speak when breaking this habit. Detoxifying and restoring the body on all levels along with asking certain questions about your addiction are required for moving beyond picking up the next cigarette.
+ Stress Management
Stress presents in many forms and we are well equipped to help you embrace freedom from stressful episodes that tax your mind, body, and spirit. Stress is not always a bad thing, but it can easily get out of hand causing serious damage leading to more severe illnesses such as depression, decreased kidney function and sluggish liver and so on. Counseling, prayer, detoxification, adrenal stress reduction, breathing techniques and yoga are some forms of therapies we use to control stress.
- Cancer Supportive Therapies
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
- FAR Infared Sauna
- Whole Body Vibration Lymph Machine
- Intravenous Vitamin and Oxidative Therapies
- Nutritional Therapies
- Restoration of Proper Sleep
- Medically Monitored Natural Remedies
- Essential Oils
- Exercise Prescription
- Allergy Testing and Treatment
- Phase Contrast & Dark Field Microscopy
- Weight Control Program
- Natural Hormones
- Manipulative Medicine
- Physical Modalities
- Wellness Counseling
- EDTA Chelation
- Nutritional Guidance Classes
- Candida Management Classes
- Herbal Therapies
- Body Composition Analysis
- PH Balancing
- Yoga and Tai Chi Classes
- Chronic Illness Support Group
- Breathing Class