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ZYTO HAND SCAN – FDA APPROVED!

ZYTO HAND SCAN – FDA APPROVED!

At the Healing Center Denver, we utilize the Zyto hand scan as part of our comprehensive investigation into your individual health issues, which could include autoimmune disorders such as Hashimoto’s, lupus, adrenal fatigue and more.
Just recently, Zyto technology was approved by the FDA as safe and accurate, and is the only energy scanner of its type that is fully approved as a Class II Medical Device and neurological device by the FDA!!

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7 Steps to a Healthy Thyroid!

7 Steps to a Healthy Thyroid!

The thyroid gland produces hormones that regulate the body’s metabolic rate as well as heart and digestive function, muscle control, brain development, and mood and bone maintenance.

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Summer Recipe from Fresh Perspective!

Summer Recipe from Fresh Perspective!

Hello friends! My name is Sonja Miltner. I am a vegan personal chef, and my business is called Fresh Perspective. My parents converted to vegetarianism in their early twenties and raised me that way as well. In my adult life I found a passion for creating nutritious and delicious vegan meals for my family, my friends, and myself. I offer personalized, in-home meal prep for busy families, professionals, and athletes.

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In Doubt about Gout?

In Doubt about Gout?

Gout is a form of arthritis that this characterized by sudden reoccurring attacks of severe pain, redness, tenderness, heat/warmth, and swelling in the joints of the body. The metatarsal-phalangeal joint is the most commonly affected area of the body, but it can also affect other major joints of the body (ex: hand, wrist, elbow, knee, ankle, etc…). Gout is commonly caused by an increased intake in foods that are rich in purines and/or a dysfunction of the kidney’s ability to properly excrete uric acid from the body.

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Meet Our New Doctor!!

Meet Our New Doctor!!

Dr. Katharine Gandy is a passionate student of all things holistic and strives to help others find their optimum life potential. Using disciplines of chiropractic, functional medicine, energy work, massage, and cranial sacral, this integrative natural care physician has been treating patients with a wide range of conditions for over 13 years. Dr. Gandy focuses her continuing education in Neuro-Emotional Technique, nutrition, allergy elimination, pediatrics, and functional neurology to help her patients address the physical, chemical and emotional imbalances created from the multiple stressors we face each day.

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Reiki Classes!

Reiki Classes!

In June, The Healing Center is offering a 3-part course to offer clients the opportunity to learn the basics of Reiki healing energy and understand how to use energy for your own healing, and daily wellness. The classes are taught by Suzanne Rainey, a healer and spiritual guide who works with energy and also guides clients through their Akashic Records for healing and insight.

Suzanne is a Karuna Reiki Master, registered with the International Center for Reiki Training, and teaches beginners through masters/teachers, as well as Karuna, the Reiki of Compassion.

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Announcement: Foundations of Health: Toxins and Pathogens in your Environment

Announcement: Foundations of Health: Toxins and Pathogens in your Environment

Have you ever eaten sushi? 

Have you ever used Windex or other common cleaning products?

Have you ever traveled, or kissed someone?

If the answer is yes, you’ve been exposed to pathogens and other toxic chemicals.  Unfortunately, they are a widespread part of our modern lives.

Join us at The Healing Center for Dr. Marie Starling’s FREE Foundations of Health Series, “Toxins and Pathogens in your Environment,” to understand daily exposures that destroy your health, learn what they are, and how to avoid them.

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Foundations of Health Lectures Series Dates and Times Announced!

Foundations of Health Lectures Series Dates and Times Announced!

As some of you may know, Dr. Marie Starling is putting on a FREE lecture series starting in April!  “Foundations of Health,” is a series designed to share Dr. Starling’s wealth of knowledge with anyone interested in long term health.  You don’t need to be a patient!  In fact, we are encouraging patient’s to bring any family or friends that don’t quite understand what it is you do when you’re at The Healing Center OR have interest in becoming a patient themselves.

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How Emotions Affect Your Health: Drop the Emotional Baggage for Good

How Emotions Affect Your Health: Drop the Emotional Baggage for Good

Every day each of us experiences an array of emotions that can range from pure illation to the worst kind of grief, sometimes making it feel like we’re on an emotional rollercoaster. Though most emotions leave the body after they are experienced, some will latch on, continuing to have a negative effect without us consciously knowing. Before we dive into why some emotions…

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Meet Suzanne! Our New Energy Worker!

Meet Suzanne! Our New Energy Worker!

Hi! I’m Suzanne Rainey. I like to call myself a spiritual guide. I work with clients who are on journeys to heal in deep ways, and who may be suffering from chronic issues, pain, anxiety, and other symptoms. I work with people to clear old patterns and restore balance…

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Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

As we approach Thanksgiving, we would like to express our gratitude to our amazing patients who brighten our days with their smiles, commitment, and constantly improving health. The holidays can be challenging to engage in the festivities yet keep your body happy.  To make your Thanksgiving sweet, yet healthy, here is a tried and true yummy gluten-free, dairy-free pumpkin dessert recipe for you from Detoxinista!

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B12 – How Are You Getting This Essential Vitamin?

B12 – How Are You Getting This Essential Vitamin?

It is estimated that up to 40% of the U.S. population does not get enough B12 in their diet. Vitamins are substances that are essential in small amounts for the health, growth, reproduction, and maintenance of our body. In nature, these vitamins are never isolated – they are part of complex plant…

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Trick or Treat? The Dangers of Sugar

Trick or Treat? The Dangers of Sugar

The American Heart Association lists the following foods as containing high amounts of refined sugars. *carbonated soda *candy *cookies *fruit juice drinks *dairy desserts *ice cream *cereals *waffles *pies Watch your list of ingredients! Refined sugar will appear in product labels under other names, such as:

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Epigenetics

Epigenetics

Epigenetics is the study of changes to gene expression without changes to the DNA sequence. Epigenetic changes turn genes on or off and determine which protein is transcribed. Genetics are influenced greatly by environmental and lifestyle factors such as nutrition, sleep habits, stress levels…

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All About Serotonin

All About Serotonin

Serotonin is a brain neurotransmitter commonly connected to happiness and mood, but it also has numerous functions and roles in multiple body systems, such as in the gastrointestinal, immune, urinary, reproductive, cardiovascular, and hormonal systems. Functional medicine recognizes the other roles of serotonin and the importance of a healthy gut…

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Inflammation… Good or Bad?

Inflammation… Good or Bad?

Inflammation can be classified as either acute inflammation, which occurs over seconds, minutes, hours, and days, or chronic inflammation, which occurs over longer period of time. Inflammation is part of the body’s immune system…

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Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting is a tool we use at The Healing Center to break vicious cycles in regards to blood sugar spikes and crashes. It is helpful for resetting insulin sensitivity, managing hypoglycemia, and regulating blood sugar.  It teaches your body to use ketones, produced from fat, as fuel…

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Summer Eating, Recipes, and Grilling Tips

Summer Eating, Recipes, and Grilling Tips

In keeping with eating with the seasons, what are the best foods to consume in the hot summer months? According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the body craves light, cooling, and refreshing foods in the summer, such as the abundance of fruits and vegetables in season…

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Healthier Happy Hour!

Healthier Happy Hour!

Summer is the perfect time for outdoor gatherings with family and friends. While avoiding alcohol may be your liver’s preference, it is not realistic for most of us. If you are planning to indulge in summer cocktails, here is a great infographic from Dave Asprey’s website, www.bulletproof.com, for making better choices for your body!

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Giving your Prostate the Finger

Giving your Prostate the Finger

The prostate’s name origin comes from Greece, where it is roughly translated as “the one that stands before” or the “protector”. This important organ in male reproductive health plays a vital role in the controlled release of urine and in the assistance of producing an alkaline substance that aids in the health of seminal fluid…

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Pay the Farmer Now or the Dr. Later: The Case for High-Quality Organic Food

Pay the Farmer Now or the Dr. Later: The Case for High-Quality Organic Food

The low prices of conventionally grown food conceal a greater hidden cost. These foods contain chemicals and food additives that cause ill health and the necessity for prescription drugs. The US is one of the few countries that invests such a small portion of their income on food; Americans spend double on healthcare than on groceries…

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The Incredible Edible Egg

The Incredible Edible Egg

At the Healing Center, we focus on the bioindividuality of each patient. Many patients have allergies or sensitivities to eggs and benefit from avoiding them. For those that can eat eggs, we always recommend free range eggs from pastured raised chickens. Based on studies, these nutrient-dense eggs have twice the amount of Omega 3s than their caged counterparts…

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What Is the Best Form of Vitamin D?

What Is the Best Form of Vitamin D?

Spring is here, which means longer days of sunshine and increased access to the UVB rays that activate the body’s own Vitamin D production in your skin. This is critical for optimum immune function, especially if you have Hashimoto’s, MS, Celiac disease, Lupus, or another autoimmune condition…

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Thyroid Disorders

Thyroid Disorders

The thyroid is responsible for regulating metabolism in every cell of the body. Many people come to the Healing Center with unresolved issues relating to thyroid. Symptoms include fatigue, hair loss, weight gain or loss, brain fog, low libido, mood imbalances, cold hands and feet, muscle and joint pain, dry skin and hair, constipation or diarrhea…

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Ah, Poop!

Ah, Poop!

Call it what you would like, but human feces is a universal byproduct of our digestive system. From the moment we first put food in our mouth we are already activating salivary amylase, a digestive enzyme that begins the chemical process of breaking down food starches into sugars…

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GMO’s and Your Health

GMO’s and Your Health

GMO’s, or genetically modified organisms, permeate today’s food supply, and are of major concern because of their impact on health, hormone balance, and the micro-biome. According to one report, “More than 80% of the foods we eat on a daily basis contain one or more types of GMOs.1” Unfortunately, food manufacturers are not required to label genetically modified foods…

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Tired of Suffering from Seasonal Allergies Year to Year?

Tired of Suffering from Seasonal Allergies Year to Year?

Tired of Suffering from Seasonal Allergies Year to Year? While the warmer weather is celebrated by most, there are many of us that also dread what comes with the changing season – allergies! Here in Denver we are already beginning to see an influx of pollen from our local flowers…

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qEEg and Neurofeedback

qEEg and Neurofeedback

At The Healing Center, we are committed to giving you access to your full potential. To help optimize brain function, we are proud to announce the addition of qEEGs and neurofeedback sessions to our services offered. Who is a candidate for qEEG/Neurofeedback? qEEG/Neurofeedback can address the following: 

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What Is Leaky Gut?

What Is Leaky Gut?

You could have a multitude of issues, but they often fundamentally come down to the shape your gut is in. How intact is the barrier in your belly between the outside world and the inside world? Is it keeping out what’s supposed to be kept out? Or, is it letting things leak in? We call that Leaky Gut. Leaky gut is the breakdown between…

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Fat is Our Friend

Fat is Our Friend

The best way to burn fat is to eat fat, but only in the absence of carbohydrates. When sugar is not available to burn, the body burns fat. Minimizing our dependence on glucose for fuel will optimize our brain function. Spikes in blood sugar increase insulin, leptin, inflammatory cytokines, and cortisol and deplete our neurotransmitters and nutrients…

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Arsenic in Rice

Arsenic in Rice

Do you eat rice regularly or eat products containing rice, such as rice pasta or rice crackers? In the world of functional medicine we often substitute less allergenic foods when people get sensitized to foods like wheat. Those with Celiac disease, Lupus, Hashimoto’s thyroid, and other autoimmune conditions…

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Holiday Recipes!

Holiday Recipes!

The holidays come with lots of joy, family, friends, and of course, FOOD! We would like to help you enjoy all the festivities that come with the holidays without compromising your health. Even those with food sensitivities…

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Treating the Common Cold and Flu with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Treating the Common Cold and Flu with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

It’s that time of the year again where many of us are coming down with a common cold or the flu. One moment we are feeling great and the next day we have chills, fever, headache, stiff neck, muscle aches, mucus congestion in the nasal passages and/or chest, sore throat, etc. Short of taking western pharmaceutical medicine…

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Why Chiropractic?

Why Chiropractic?

Chiropractic and functional medicine complement each other perfectly because they both focus on finding the cause and mechanism of dysfunction in the human body. Consider “what is the cause of your weight gain, migraines, fatigue, pain, asthma, allergies, insomnia, constipation, etc.?”

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Staff Picks for Healthy Eats

Staff Picks for Healthy Eats

As a functional medicine practice, we encourage building a lifestyle that supports optimum health whether you have leaky gut, autoimmune, gastrointestinal, or thyroid issues. For many of our patients with gluten and other food sensitivities, eating out can be a challenge.  With the holidays approaching, we wanted to give you some of our top picks for healthy eats around Denver…

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Prenatal Ultrasounds: Possible link with Autism?

Prenatal Ultrasounds: Possible link with Autism?

Pregnant? Planning on it?  Or know anyone, a friend or family member, who is? If so, be advised that research exists indicating a possible link with prenatal ultrasounds and an increased risk of Autism expression. A research study in September of 2016 showed the following results: “We found that male children with ASD, copy number variations (CNVs), and exposure to first trimester ultrasound had significantly decreased non-verbal IQ and increased repetitive behaviors relative to male children with ASD, with CNVs, and no ultrasound. These data suggest that heterogeneity in ASD symptoms may result, at least in part, from exposure to diagnostic ultrasound during early prenatal development of children with specific genetic vulnerabilities (1)”

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What is Functional Medicine?

What is Functional Medicine?

Have you been from doctor to doctor in our day of modern medicine but still have no relief for what is causing you distress?  Functional medicine may be what you have been searching for.

Functional medicine is the practice of getting to the root of the issue by looking at the mechanisms of what’s not working in your body and then restoring that function.

Functional Medicine is grounded in the following principles:

Biochemical individuality describes the importance of individual variations in metabolic function that derive from genetic and environmental differences among individuals.

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The EB-Pro Ionic Footbath – New at The Healing Center

The EB-Pro Ionic Footbath – New at The Healing Center

October bears the beginning of fall and also the unveiling of our new Ionic Footbaths! For the month of October, existing patients receive their first footbath treatment at half price for $15. Come check out our newly expanded area and get comfy in our new chairs while soaking your feet! The treatment only takes 30 minutes.

How does the EB-Pro Ionic Footbath work?

Utilizes direct current to create an electro-magnetic ionic energy field through an attached array unit in a salt water bath

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CYREX ARRAY 5: Testing for Multiple Autoimmune Reactions

CYREX ARRAY 5: Testing for Multiple Autoimmune Reactions

What is autoimmunity? Autoimmunity is defined as an innate (non-specific) or adaptive (specific) immune response directed against a self-antigen.  An autoimmunity that results in tissue and organ damage leading to a certain pathologic condition is referred to as an autoimmune disease.

Autoimmune reactions are not limited to one area of the body, but can occur at various sites in the body simultaneously. One way to gauge the progress of autoimmune disease is measuring the level of autoantibodies. Autoantibodies are present when the human body reacts against its own tissue antigen. The Array 5 tests these levels of autoantibodies to see where the body attacks itself when an immune reaction occurs.

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CYREX ARRAY 4: Testing for Gluten-Associated Cross-Reactive Foods and Sensitivities

CYREX ARRAY 4: Testing for Gluten-Associated Cross-Reactive Foods and Sensitivities

Even with the elimination of gluten from the diet for over six months, many patients that are gluten sensitive or that have Celiac Disease still experience gluten-like responses from foods they are consuming. If the patient is avoiding gluten, why is this reaction occurring? Many foods have dietary proteins or peptides that look similar to and cross react with gluten or gliadin.

There is “antigenic similarity”, or “cross-reaction”, among many grains and other dietary proteins such as casein with gluten. The protein casein in dairy is a common culprit; about 50% of patients with Celiac Disease also have reactions to casein. These cross-reactive proteins are called antigens. The other grains that cross-react with gluten include: rice, corn, soy, millet, oats, rye, spelt, potatoes, yeast, tapioca, instant coffee, buckwheat, sesame, sorghum, teff, eggs, hemp, quinoa, and amaranth.

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What You Don’t Know About Vitamin D

What You Don’t Know About Vitamin D

Vitamin D is important in many aspects of our health from healthy bones to protection from cancer, heart disease, and autoimmune diseases.  Although it is known as the “Sunshine Vitamin” you are not always getting Vitamin D when the sun is shining.  In fact it is estimated that 50% of the population in North America are Vitamin D deficient.  Our mechanism for making Vitamin D depends on the availability of UVB rays and as you will read in this article from the Vitamin D Council, anyone above latitudes of 37° north of the equator and below latitudes of 37° south of the equator experience what is known as a “Vitamin D Winter” in which no UVB rays can penetrate the ozone and thus shuts down our ability to make our own Vitamin D.

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DiagnosTechs Lab Testing for the Adrenal Stress Index (ASI)

DiagnosTechs Lab Testing for the Adrenal Stress Index (ASI)

Adrenal related disorders have become an epidemic as we currently live in a high stress society. The adrenal glands adapt to stress (emotional, chemical, physical) by producing steroid hormones cortisol, aldosterone, progesterone, and DHEA; and catecholamines epinephrine and norepinephrine. Dysfunction of the adrenal glands is not due to a problem with the gland, but rather the pathways in the brain that signal the glands to perform their function.  Patients often have symptoms of Adrenal Stress and they take supplements for their adrenals, but they don’t improve. This is because their symptoms are NOT an adrenal gland issue.

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Vibrant Wellness-GUT-PAC Lab Testing for the Microbiome

Vibrant Wellness-GUT-PAC Lab Testing for the Microbiome

Why does the microbiome matter? The microbiome in our gut contains 2 to 3 pounds of bacteria, but what impact does this have on our health?Bacteria are critical for health and play an important role in:
-Human physiology
-Immune system development
-Digestion and detoxification reaction
-Enzyme production and utilization
-Vitamin synthesis
-Protection from pathogens.[1]

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Treating Emotional Imbalances through Acupuncture

Treating Emotional Imbalances through Acupuncture

Our basic emotions are an evolutionary trigger – a set of conscious responses that occur in reaction to life’s complex situations. The question of why we experience emotions has been debated for centuries by countless philosophers and psychologists. “Why do we experience emotions like anger or sadness, and why do our emotional responses differ from other human beings experiencing similar situations?” These are the types of questions that will continue to be debated over the years, as there are endless explanations as to why we are such emotional beings. The important thing for us is to recognize when our emotions are out of balance and understand the various forms of support available to us to bring balance back into our lives.

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How To Powerfully Manage The Holidays

How To Powerfully Manage The Holidays

It’s that time of the year with family gatherings and holiday meals that, while exciting, can also be nerve-racking.  Questions arise on how to eat on your lifestyle plan and how to manage holiday parties when the people around you eat anything under the sun.  We explored these ideas and more during my presentation on October 26.  Below are some of the key points that were addressed.

Friends and family come out of the woodwork this time of the year, wanting to get together because they haven’t seen you in an age.  They suggest getting together at a restaurant and catch up up over a nice meal.  Those of us with food restrictions probably feel that knot start to swell in our gut at the thought of what am I going to eat at the restaurant?

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A Closer Look at Mammograms, Thermograms and Ultrasounds

A Closer Look at Mammograms, Thermograms and Ultrasounds

With October being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month,  I am re-posting The Healing Center’s blog written by Mary Beth Gudewicz, which discusses a few different methods which screen the breast tissue. She includes a chart regarding what the different methods look at and their specificity.

But first, I want to share a couple thoughts regarding this increasing epidemic. Let’s look at the analogy of a fish in a bowl of dirty water. You can give the fish the healthiest form of fish food, put drops in it’s water, talk to it and love it, but it is going to continue to get sick unless you change the water!

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Leaky Gut Triggers

Leaky Gut Triggers

You may have heard the term “leaky gut” used at The Healing Center as a diagnosis and still don’t understand what it truly means.  It sounds like a catch term about conditions that people can’t really give you a clear picture.  So let me break it down for you.  Leaky gut, by definition, is “increased intestinal permeability or intestinal hyper permeability that happens when tight junctions in the gut, which control what passes through…

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Why Hugs Feel Good

Why Hugs Feel Good

You wake up and realize your alarm didn’t go off, you have to get the kids to school while getting yourself to work and that is just the beginning of your day. You meet a friend for lunch and she takes one look at you and then gives you a long hug. All of a sudden you feel calm. Ever wonder why?

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Fighting The Holiday Stress

Fighting The Holiday Stress

The holidays are upon us! Although the holidays are full of celebration, they can also be a great source of stress for many. Dealing with crowds and long lines, attending back to back parties, eating too much, drinking too much, along with exercising too little and sleeping too little can take a toll on even the jolliest of souls. Here are a few tips to help make it through this holiday season:

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Cooking Oils and Fats: How to Use Them In Your Diet

Cooking Oils and Fats: How to Use Them In Your Diet

There is so much information on the market about which oils and fats can be used for cooking and which ones should be used in a salad or drizzled on top of cooked vegetables. Handling of nuts, seeds and their oils require extreme care. When oils and fats are either heated past their smoke point or used in high heat cooking, the fats start to break down releasing free radicals.

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Food is Your Best Medicine: The Benefits of Bone Broth

Food is Your Best Medicine: The Benefits of Bone Broth

While cooler, Fall weather calls for nourishing soups and stews and the pleasant smells of them warming on the stove, it also invokes the worry of possible colds and the flu. Turns out soup is just what the body is asking for: homemade bone broth is an inexpensive, effective antidote for preventing and healing colds or the flu, while also supplying important minerals and nutrients for overall health…

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Is Sugar Robbing You of Your Immunity?

Is Sugar Robbing You of Your Immunity?

As we embark on cold and flu season, it’s a good time to consider introducing immune boosting strategies to protect your health.  One common practice is to reach for extra vitamin C at the sign of the first sniffle, but is this an effective strategy?   It can be if you cut out the sugar.

Your Immune System at Work
When exposed to bacteria, viruses and other foreign invaders, your body goes on attack.  The white blood cells (WBC’s) of your immune system are called into action to gobble up these invaders.  This is called phagocytosis.  If your immune system is strong, your WBC’s will get their job done and the pathogen will never take hold, keeping you from getting sick!

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Food Sensitivities -Your Guide to Eliminating Chronic Fatigue (Part 3 of 10)

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Food Sensitivities -Your Guide to Eliminating Chronic Fatigue (Part 3 of 10)

At The Healing Center we have a holistic, whole-person view as well as molecular view, with tools and testing to evaluate the biochemistry of cells, tissues, and organs. We seek to find the exact imbalance in your body, the underlying cause for that imbalance, and the individualized solution.

With this approach, we view fatigue differently than traditional medicine, and usually find there is a network of things contributing towards this fatigue and other related symptoms. Here are our top ten strategies for eliminating chronic fatigue… for GOOD.

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Flip Your Energy Switch – Stay Awake and Focused

Most of us have experienced these feelings even when we have had plenty of sleep and most of us can attest to these feelings coming at the most inopportune times, such as right before a big test or right in the middle of a meeting. Sometimes it makes sense, you were up late the night before or you just completed a big project or assignment that required a lot of mental energy. And then there are the times you did get a good night’s sleep and work has been light. How do you get through that test, how do you get through that meeting? Today we will introduce you to an energy switch that can do just that.

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Abdominal Pain, Fatigue, Constipation, Diarrhea: Could your symptoms be from Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth (SIBO)?

Abdominal Pain, Fatigue, Constipation, Diarrhea: Could your symptoms be from Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth (SIBO)?

The importance of healthy digestion is known to be a crucial component for overall health, as is the balance of microbes in the gut between good, gut friendly bacteria and “bad” or pathogenic bacteria.  Large amounts of gut friendly bacteria reside in the large intestine carrying out vital functions such as synthesizing vitamins; stimulating growth of the gut lining and immune system; and improving muscular activity. In a healthy digestive system however, minimal amounts of bacteria reside in the small intestine so problems arise when bacteria begins to colonize there. Small intestine bacteria overgrowth is difficult to diagnose because its symptoms are similar to many other gut issues like IBS, and it often gets overlooked. Let’s explore what SIBO is, the causes, common symptoms, and how to diagnose and treat it.

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Your Guide to Eliminating Chronic Fatigue (Part 2 of 10) Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Your Gut

Your Guide to Eliminating Chronic Fatigue (Part 2 of 10) Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Your Gut

At The Healing Center we have a holistic, whole-person view as well as molecular view, with tools and testing to evaluate the biochemistry of cells, tissues, and organs. We seek to find the exact imbalance in your body, the underlying cause for that imbalance, and the individualized solution.

With this approach, we view chronic fatigue differently than traditional medicine does, and usually find there is usually a network of things contributing towards this fatigue and other related symptoms. Here are our top ten strategies for eliminating chronic fatigue… for GOOD.

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Trapped Emotions and Your Health

Trapped Emotions and Your Health

For any illness, part of the healing process includes addressing the mind-body connection and revitalizing mental and emotional health. Emotions are more than just mere feelings; rather they expose underlying thoughts and beliefs that drive our decisions and dictate how we interact with and interpret our world. Not all of these values and beliefs are true or realistic, prompting harmful emotional responses that affect our health and environment. In today’s fast paced world, we are out of touch with our emotions. Insufficient credit is given to their impact on our overall wellbeing.

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Fall allergy season got you down?  Come see us, we can help!

Fall allergy season got you down? Come see us, we can help!

It’s that time of year again and weeds are in the air! Late summer into fall marks the pollination of weeds. Some may breeze through the Colorado allergy seasons without a problem while others are left to suffer with itchy watery eyes, sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, coughing, wheezing and/or trouble breathing.

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A Functional Medicine Perspective on Gout and Arthritis

A Functional Medicine Perspective on Gout and Arthritis

Gout is very much a lifestyle-based condition; however, there can be some deeper issues at hand. For example, people who have had gout have an increased risk of developing kidney stones, high blood pressure, kidney disease, diabetes, high levels of triglycerides, and atherosclerosis. My goal is to offer general information on nutrition and lifestyle principals as well as clinical considerations.

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Intestinal Parasites: An Overview

Intestinal Parasites: An Overview

When one hears the word “parasites”, the thought of horror films comes to mind.  Yes, by definition, parasites are “an organism that lives on or in host and gets its food from or at the expense of the host”[1]  Although some parasites have evolved alongside of us and don’t cause harm, some parasites our body wants to eliminate because they can cause harm by manipulating our immune system response in a negative way.

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Eliminating IBS Once and For All

Eliminating IBS Once and For All

I found an excellent article by Dr. Hyman, MD this week that highlights 5 simple steps to eliminate IBS without drugs. We commonly use these steps in our practice, which are aimed at identifying and addressing the underlying cause for IBS. Most patients are prescribed antidepressants, sedatives, anti-spasm drugs, Metamucil or other fiber sources, and not given real answers, or real results. IBS effects 20% of the population. So what exactly is it and how can we eliminate it once and for all?

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Allergy Testing, Immune Testing – What does it all mean?

At The Healing Center, Dr. Starling uses many types of tests to determine the underlying issues creating symptoms in our patients.  Food is one piece of your overall health and must be tested to determine what variety of problem is present, such as if it is to be permanently avoided, permanent but manageable or can be completely reset.  Allergy testing varies greatly and each test looks at a slightly different piece of the picture, much like comparing apples to oranges.  Today we are providing you a synopsis of some of the most common tests, what they look at, and their known strengths and limitations.

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Getting Rid of Chronic Pain

Here at The Healing Center, our mission is to identify the underlying causes of your symptoms and address them individually, using a variety of tools available to us. There are 8 common triggers for chronic pain that most people don’t realize.

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Sneezing? Wheezing? Runny Nose? Allergy Season is Here!

Imagine no longer suffering from allergies!  No needles, no shots, no avoidance! Contact us at today at 303-721-9800 to get ahead of your seasonal allergies.  Denver allergist, Dr. Starling, has advanced the techniques of NAET and BioSet allergy elimination to provide an effective, noninvasive way to address seasonal allergies in Colorado. 

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The Gluten Free Stigma – It’s Not a Vanity Issue, It’s a Serious Health Issue

My own personal experience this week has enlightened me regarding the stigma attached to the gluten free diet, from the comedian last night that suggested we suck it up and eat our bread to my 11 year old’s friends thinking she is gluten free to lose weight to the general population that believes it is the latest celebrity fad diet that will soon come to pass.

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Did you know your gut can talk to your brain???

Highly underestimated in its impact on health, the brain-gut axis is imbalanced in most of our chronic patients. In simple terms, the brain talks to the gut, and the gut talks to the brain. In fact, several parts of the brain are responsible directly for normal gut function. The gut also sends messages to the brain through gut peptides (protein molecules). Immune cells in the gut and brain also produce and react with molecules between each other.

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Renew Vitality with Paleo this Spring!

Before the dawn of the Agricultural Revolution, our ancestors lived a life virtually free of obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer, Type 2 Diabetes and autoimmune disease among others.  The secret to their health is believed to be their diet known as the Paleolithic diet.

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21 Day Group Spring Detox

Sign up Now for our 21 Day Group Spring Detox!    Sign up by February 21st for early bird price: $150  *$25 off for you and a friend you bring!   Our 21 Day Group Spring Detox includes:   4 Weekly Group Meetings Step By Step Instructions Repairvite Supplement Meal...

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New Year Repair Protocol for Renewed Vitality

A Systemic Nutritional and Detoxification Support Program is an essential part of the nutritional program designed for your health concerns. This includes RepairVite and ClearVite programs. The benefits are many. The results are quickly reflected in improved lab work...

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12 Hormone-Altering Chemicals and How to Avoid Them by EWG

As much as we try to avoid environmental toxins, they are present in our everyday lives.  They are in the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe and in the personal care products we use.  Today we are sharing a link from Environmental Working Group about...

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The Forgotten Organ – Your Microbiota

Dr. Mercola recently came out with an awesome video and post regarding one of the most vital influences on physical and mental health; beneficial bacteria.  Watch The Forgotten Organ – Your Microbiota Video or read full article here. Here are some of the highlights....

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Elana’s Pantry

Looking for some new recipes to liven up your gluten free, dairy free, and/or grain free lifestyle?  Elana's Pantry has great recipes and information to help you eat your way to health! http://www.elanaspantry.com/

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Finding the truth about sun exposure

Finding the truth about sun exposure There is a lot of conflicting information regarding sun exposure and our health.  Too much exposure may lead to skin cancer yet not enough may result in vitamin D deficiency which can increase our risk for cancer in general.   We...

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Get your Vitamin D Today!

Our Vitamin D Winter is over here in Denver, go out and get your Vitamin D today! By now we are all aware of the importance of Vitamin D in many aspects of our health from healthy bones to protection from cancer, heart disease, and autoimmune diseases.  Although it is...

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Is sugar robbing you of your immunity?

Is Sugar Robbing You of Your Immunity?  We are in the middle of cold and flu season and everyone is wondering how to boost their immune system so they don’t get sick.  Many are reaching for extra vitamin C at the sign of the first sniffle, but is this an effective...

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Inflammation…Good or Bad?

Inflammation…..Good or Bad? Inflammation can be classified as either acute inflammation, which occurs over seconds, minutes, hours, and days, or chronic inflammation, which occurs over longer period of time. Inflammation is part of the body’s immune system. It is the...

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Understanding Allergies?

Understanding Allergies? People can be allergic to many things, but most fall into four main allergy categories: Things that are inhaled Examples: pollen, dust, mold, mold spores and pet dander Things that are eaten Examples: dairy, eggs, shellfish, gluten, wheat, and...

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The Dangers of Refined Sugar

Written by Christi Mintz-Lasher, M.N.T. Trick or Treat? With Halloween quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about the costumes, the parties and what most parents dread, the candy. The American Heart Association lists the following foods as containing high...

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Colorado Acupuncturist, Stephen Arnold

The Healing Center welcomes to our team Licensed Acupuncturist, Stephen Arnold!   Stephen practices a unique and ancient form of acupuncture called Classical Five-Element Acupuncture (CF-EA).  This style of acupuncture is a complete system of medicine that has...

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It’s a No Grainer.

Written by Katherine M. Coleman, M.N.T. At The Healing Center many of our patients react poorly to grains. As a result, we support Cyrex Labs and have the ability to test for a range of dietary proteins beyond gluten. Also, we are now proud to offer ClearVite-PSF by...

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Gluten Free Awareness: What’s Your Favorite GF Restaurant?

Written by Katherine M. Coleman, M.N.T. May is National Celiac Awareness month and one of The Healing Center’s favorite events is the Gluten Intolerance Group’s Chef to Plate Campaign. This campaign is meant to bring about more awareness surrounding gluten intolerance...

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Tree & Weed Allergies? The Reason for NAET

Written by Katherine M. Coleman, M.N.T. An allergy is an inflammatory response of the immune system against environmental agents (pollen, dust mites, animal dander, trees) that come into contact with the skin or internal barrier system. When an allergic or sensitized...

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Natural Sunscreen: Astaxanthin

Written by Katherine M. Coleman, M.N.T. While the exact pathway is unknown, by consuming this antioxidant pigment you naturally create your own “internal sunscreen” and will thereby prevent your skin from burning. Astaxanthin is a natural compound that may help with...

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Boost Your Immune System!!!

Written by Katherine M. Coleman, M.N.T. Through strengthening your immune system and therefore building your resistance in the midst of cold and flu season you attain the ability to ward off disease. The inability to do so is the result of a weakened immune system. It...

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Let's start with the definition given by the Mayo Clinic.  http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/irritable-bowel-syndrome/DS00106 Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects the large intestine (colon). Irritable bowel...

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What is Functional Medicine?

Have you been from doctor to doctor in our Western culture's medical community but still have no relief for what is causing you distress? Functional medicine may be what you have been searching for. By definition, functional medicine is personalized medicine that...

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An Interview with Dr. Starling

Frustrated with Seasonal Allergies or Food Allergies?  Explore this non-invasive technique that is getting results for both!  NAET/ BioSet is the name of a safe, effective, non-invasive technique for detecting, eliminating or desensitizing all types of allergies. This...

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Why Chiropractic?

Just like regular visits to your dentist promotes good oral health and prevents dental problems, regular visits to your chiropractor help maintain good health and prevent problems and injury.  Chiropractic care allows the body to function correctly. It is a scientific...

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