Tag Archives: Vitamin D

Our Last Episode; Benefits of Tai Chi; a Healthy Diet; Mammograms; 07.27.2018

When the level of vitamin D is not where one would suspect than always have a calcitrol test done.  Calcitrol is the active form of vitamin D with a half life of 15 hours. Invest in breast health but be careful about mammograms. For good general health, eat seasonally, organic and all the greens you […]
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Being a Meditator; EMF; Environmental Toxins; 05.04.2018

Recommended book:  12 Rules For Life by Jordan Peterson.  One of his 12 rules: always be comparing yourself to yourself.  Strive to be better today than yesterday.  If we are not moving forward we are sliding backwards. The lipoprotein profile includes:  LDL (low density lipoprotein cholesterol), HDL (high density lipoprotein cholesterol, and Triglycerides (fats carried in […]
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The Blood Brain Barrier; Iodine; What to Ask Your Doctor 4.27.2018

As we move into May, it is a time of creativity; of moving and growing. It is important to ask for specific labs at you annual visit with you MD:  1) a blood test, including a CBC (complete blood count); 2) a chem panel; and 3) a urinalysis. Iodine is necessary for the functioning of […]
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Wheat; Lead Testing; Ear Wax; Cell Phone Radiation; 04.13.2018

There has been an upsurge in laboratories doing testing for conditions and issues that historically hav been very difficult to get good testing for. An example of such testing is the Wheat Zoomer Test.  There are numerous potential problems, issues and sensitivties associated with eating wheat that, in the past, were rarely tested for.  The […]
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Five Elements, Vitamin D, Arvigo Massage; 12.29.2017

  The winter solstice is a time to move slowly – a time to be wise with our bodies. Book of the Week:  The Tao of an Uncluttered Life: Lao Tzu’s Ten Principles for Organization by Karen Hicks. The five elements, or phases, in Chinese medicine are fire, metal, wood, earth, and water.  Fire melts metal – […]
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Guasha, Sex, Qi and more. Balancing Point 5.18.13

Acupuncture and guasha for facial rejuvenation.  Daoist and Chinese medicine take on vitality through sex and/or masturbation.  Qi – differing opinions on its existence and at the very least what it actually is in a martial arts sense.  The three essential nutrients needed for a healthy heart – magnesium, fish oil and Vitamin D.  Benefits […]
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Energetic Healing, Stroke, Fractures and more. Balancing Point 5.11.13

Importance of service. Acupuncture for stroke recovery. Brain disorders. Panic attacks. Being “beside oneself.” Energetic healing. Cholesterol components. Fractures. Bone breathing. Bone strengthening. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Western Perspective, Integrative and Functional Medicine. Live streaming. The Balancing Point health radio talk show about Traditional Chinese Medicine, supplements, nutrition, and more.  Host Dr. John Nieters, acupuncturist […]
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Genetic Disorders, Bodily pH, Antioxidants and more. Balancing Point 4.27.2013

Genetic disorders. Langerhans cell histiocytosis. Leukemia. Acidity. Maintaining a correct pH level. Vaginal pH. Blood pH. Urinary pH. Kidney infections. Iron deficiency. B-12 deficiency. Antacids. Weakening stomach acid. Green coffee beans. Antioxidants. Tuberculosis. Kidney pulses. Maintaining the kidney system. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Western Perspective, Integrative and Functional Medicine. Live streaming. The Balancing Point health […]
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De-Stressing, Kidney Stones, Seasonal Allergies and more. Balancing Point 4.20.13

Dementia. Acupuncture for stress relief. Grounding out. Hugging trees. Human touch. Lymphatic massage. De-frazzling. Castaneda. “Stop the world.” The power of contemplation. Vitamin D and kidney stones. Dehydration. Calcium buildup. Types of kidney stones. Passing kidney stones. Dietary modifications for kidney stones. Evening primrose oil. Dietary and medical “fads.”  Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. Types […]
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Testosterone Deficiency, Digestive Issues, Antibacterial Herbs, and more. Balancing Point 3.15.13

Health literacy. Vitamin D-3 levels. Testosterone deficiency. Testosterone-restoring herbs. Cause of enlarged prostate. Treating digestive issues with TCM: leaky gut, ulcerative colitis, etc. Acid reflux pharmaceuticals. Magnesium deficiency. Berberine, barberry, coptis, goldenseal, and other antibacterial herbs. “Minimizing.” Taking inventory of one’s body. Morning muscle aches. Blood and/or qi stagnation. Electrolyte imbalance. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), […]
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Overall Health, Anemia, Mercury and more. Balancing Point 2.15.13

Fatigue. Overall health and wellbeing. Anemia. B-12 deficiency. Low Vitamin D levels. Cholesterol. Redefining “normal.” Symptoms are not normal.  Dangers of even minor surgeries. Hyper parathyroid. Magnesium deficiency. Dealing with root causes rather than symptoms. Purpose of pain. Mercury poisoning. Chronic pancreatitis. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Western Perspective, Integrative and Functional Medicine. Live streaming. The […]
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Parathyroid, Bone Mass, Pharmaceuticals and more. Balancing Point 1.18.13

Best ways to stay healthy: plenty of sleep, de-stress, take Vitamin D. Stress and anxiety. Catabolic hormones. Parathyroid. Calcium. Bone mass. Reading labs. Bodily toxicity. Dementia. DHA. Beta-carotenoids. True effects of pharmaceuticals. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Western Perspective, Integrative and Functional Medicine. Live streaming. The Balancing Point health radio talk show about Traditional Chinese Medicine, […]
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Healthcare Education, Gas, the Flu and more. Balancing Point 1.11.13

Healthcare education and lack thereof. Gas. Simethicone. Gut health. Treating the root of the problem. “Biological normal.” Flu season. Carnivora. Immune boosting. Vitamin D. Benzodiazepines. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Western Perspective, Integrative and Functional Medicine. Live streaming. The Balancing Point health radio talk show about Traditional Chinese Medicine, supplements, nutrition, and more.  Host Dr. John […]
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Warts, Insomnia, Dairy and more. Balancing Point 1.4.13

Influenza. Boosting immunity. Warts. Anti-viral herbs. Body odors. Insomnia. Sleep issues leading to diabetes. Health care system inefficiencies. Kefir. Perils of dairy. Red palm oil. Extra virgin oils. Omega-3 fatty acids. Algae. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Western Perspective, Integrative and Functional Medicine. Live streaming. The Balancing Point health radio talk show about Traditional Chinese Medicine, […]
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Immunity, Low Back Pain. Flatulence and more. Balancing Point 12.14.12

Cold and flu season. Immunity. Vegetarianism. Importance of healthy fats. Dementia prevention. Vitamin D. Mediterranean diet. Low back pain. Steroid injections side effects. Efficacy of acupuncture. Prolotherapy. Gout. Psoriasis. Eggs. Dentures. Acupuncture for brain diseases. Flatulence. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Western Perspective, Integrative and Functional Medicine. Live streaming. The Balancing Point health radio talk show […]
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Arthritis, Incontinence, Vitamin D and more. Balancing Point 11.9.12

Heberden’s node. Osteoarthritis of the finger joints. Genetic component vs. simple wear and tear. Inflammatory component. Treating the entire body system.  Adressing systemic problems, rather than just diseases.  Osteoarthritis vs. rheumatoid arthritis. Ei type pain. Incontinence: causes, prevention, remedies. Prolapse. Insidious inflammation. Cholesterol. Dangers of vasectomies. Vitamin D levels. Active vs. passive Vitamin D forms. […]
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Gut Health, Flu Shots, Colon Cancer and more. Balancing Point 10.12.12

Terminology: cleanse vs. detox vs. fast. Gut health is the core of overall health. Leaky gut. Gut’s impact on immune health. Five element/five phase theory. Flu shots. Vitamin D. Avoiding colon cancer and cancerous growth. Bowel flora. Probiotics. Fermented food. Gallbladder bile. Antacids. Importance of stomach acid. Internal organ massage. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Western […]
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Building Cartilage, Being Present, Digestion and more. Balancing Point 5.31.12

Certainty vs. values systems vs. assumptions. Wrist pain. Arthritic pain. Bone fusion surgeries. Rebuilding cartilage. Vitamin B-12 side effects. Methylation pathways. The danger of objectification. Being present. Surrendering to the experience of “other.” Eating raw food with cooked food. Digestion vs fermentation. Vitamin D and development. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Western Perspective, Integrative and Functional […]
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Curcumin, Lactose Intolerance, Iron and more. Balancing Point 4.26.12

Lactose intolerance. Anxiety. Kaptchuk, T.J. et al. 2008 study. Lowering iron. Antioxidants. Vitamin D. Curcumin. Alzheimer’s. Macrophages. Liver and gallbladder spasms. Castor oil. Eyelid inflammation. Detoxification side effects. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Western Perspective, Integrative and Functional Medicine. Live streaming. The Balancing Point health radio talk show about Traditional Chinese Medicine, supplements, nutrition, and more.  […]
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Neurodegenerative diseases Part 2. Balancing Point 3.12.12

Prevention of neurodegenerative diseases. Dementia. Alzheimer’s. Parkinson’s. ALS. MS. Lifestyle, herbs, acupuncture. Legal pharmaceuticals and brain health. Overmedication. The health pyramid and moving away from dementia risk. Jing, preservation of the vital essence and aging. Stress reduction. Prioritizing a healthy lifestyle. Early warning sign and tests. Foods and supplements for prevention. Laboratory tests for dementia […]
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