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Allergies & COVID...

 

I want to talk about spring allergies, going into spring 2021. Dealing with spring allergies this year, may be more critical than ever before. No one is going to want to have a runny nose when they're wearing the mask, or runny eyes, chest congestion, that kind of thing.

We're suggesting that individuals that typically have spring allergies, start using AllerQuench beginning the first week of February.  This way, you can reduce those allergy symptoms coming through March, April May, and that will help with outcomes dealing with COVID.

I've also seen many posts out there about Quercetin helping with COVID and the COVID outcomes.  In our AllerQuench product, we have a good healthy dose of quercetin along with stinging nettles, and tenefend.   Those ingredients will help you overcome the congestion,  nasal sinus issues, and all those symptoms that also are dealt with in COVID.

If you want to help yourself out, get AllerQuench...

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Let's talk about eliminating the Big 6.

 

A lot of times individuals come into my office and they asked me about diet, nutrition, and what they can do to change their health for the better. One of the things that we do is talk about eliminating the Big 6.  

The Big 6 are wheat, corn, soy, dairy, sugar, and peanuts.

Individuals will say, "that's everything that I eat".  Maybe...and that's probably why you're inflamed.

They also ask, "what else is there to eat?"  Well, you basically have all of your vegetables, complex carbs, such as brown rice, quinoa, sweet potatoes, and beans.  You have all your protein sources, and you have all your fruit sources.

In a general day, you should have your meat, fruit, vegetables, and you can have  complex carbs. When you do this, you're going to lead a healthier, less inflamed life.

The next question people ask me is, "why are the big six inflammatory, why do they cause problems"?

When we take wheat, corn, soy, and peanuts, those are all ones...

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4 Reasons You Might Be Struggling to Lose Weight

 

I want to talk to you about reasons why you may be struggling to lose weight.

There are four big reasons why individuals struggle lose weight.

The first one is, they're eating too many hidden calories and are getting too many calories in their diet.  

They may know that they are supposed to have 2000 calories in a day, and they look at their meals to determine that's exactly what they're getting. But, they don't realize that they're having that coffee with the extra cream, or having six pieces of candy sitting on the desk.  They're eating those little bitty things all through the day, or having chocolate milk instead of regular milk, or that kind of thing. Those extras will add up to multiple different calories in their day.

I was going over a meal plan the other day, and I saw the individual was getting 24 ounces of chocolate milk in their day. That's 600 calories.  That was one third of the calories that was needed for the entire day. When we take out...

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Why Do Women Under Stress Have a Harder Time Losing Weight than Men?

 

A lot of times I have men and women come into the office and the women have a harder time losing the weight than the men. This is traditionally how it works out.

If you take us back to our primitive bodies, the men in the old time villages would go out and they would fight off the enemy, the tiger, or that kind of thing. The women were resigned to taking care of the children and the camp.

When the village was under attack, the men would go out and fight, or they would run away. Because of this sympathetic response, or adrenal response, they are not hungry so that they can run away and they can go out and fight. They lose weight, so that they can run faster and fight better.

Women would take the children and go hide in a cave, or hide in the huts with them, and protect them without being able to forage or gain more calories.

So, when the adrenals go up in a man, he tends to lose weight and in a woman, she tends to gain weight.  She will hold on to every ounce of...

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What's the difference between lifestyle and diet?

 

I have a lot of patients ask me about my diet and the way I live. A lot of times I begin to talk about and hear, "I can't eat that way. I can't do it that way".

The reason is, they're looking for a diet, and really, what I am providing is a lifestyle.  A lifestyle that's going to make you happier and healthier.

For those of you that knew me 10 years ago, you would know that my diet was horrible, and therefore, my lifestyle was horrible.

In the morning, I'd wake up and have six to nine Pop Tarts and a bottle of Mountain Dew.   Mid morning I'd have a Mountain Dew and a banana. For lunch, I'd have two Mountain Dews and six bologna sandwiches with extra cheese and extra Mayo. Mid afternoon, I'd have another Mountain Dew and a banana. Finally, for supper, I have two oven baked pizzas, and two Mountain Dews.

This is how I went six or seven days a week...every week, every year.  And, I didn't feel good. I hurt all over, I gained weight, I was flabby, I...

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Secondary Immunity

 

I just recently recovered from COVID-19, and am starting to get back my energy & feeling good.

I'm down here in the gym working out, and started thinking about the things that  we're missing out on, for people that are post viral infection...how they need to recover and things they need to look for in the future.

I know that out there in the world they're talking about you may not have immunity, you may catch it again, and that type of thing, but really, if you understand immunology, you understand that there's a primary response and a secondary response.

The primary response happens when you first get the virus.  Your immune system comes out, attacks it, kills it, and makes some short term antibodies, usually for 30 to 90 days.  This is a primary immune response.

The immune response that you want, is the one that is a secondary response.  It's the one that lasts you up to 10 years.  This is what you get if you've had a secondary exposure, or if...

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My COVID Recovery Recommendations

 
Dr. Thoma here, and I just want to let you know that while I did have COVID, I am now fully recovered.
 
It may not have been as bad as I'd expected, I wish I would have got it back in March or April and been done with it. I had a little bit of congestion, a little bit of difficulty breathing, but mostly aches, pains and chills.
 
After 48 hours, I was feeling much better, and have resumed working out and doing everyday life things here at home, while I finished up my quarantine, which ended last weekend.
 
Some things that helped me get through this a little easier:
 
  • I took extra vitamin D, particularly DK fuel by PuraWell.
  • I took Standard Process Pneumotrophin to keep the lungs clear and operating correctly.
  • I increased my Vitamin C slightly.
  • I took Immuno Fuel by PuraWell.

Those are the main things that I took, which seemed to help me recover extremely quickly.

If you're one of those individuals that has come down with COVID, or...

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Restless Legs Keeping You Up?

 

If you're struggling with restless leg syndrome, and it's keeping you awake at night, first thing you should do is to increase your water intake.  Next is to increase your magnesium and try CoQ10.

If those things don't work, it may actually be that your iron levels are off.

If you'll give us a call here at the office, we'll get you tested to figure out exactly where your iron levels are and help you get an increase those levels as needed.

If your legs are restless enough to keep you awake at night, and you have tried to increasing your water intake, or taking a magnesium or CoQ10 supplement, then give us call, we'll help you out by testing your iron levels.

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Killing Viruses

 

Dr. Thoma here, I want to talk to you about viruses today.

Many of you know about the Coronavirus, and all the horrible things that go on with it, but many individuals don't know that there are good viruses out there.  Viruses that are actually good for your gut. They're called commensal viruses, they help rebuild the epithelial lining of your gut.

Without those commensal viruses, you actually become very sick and end up having IBS IBS-C and the other things that go with having diarrhea and upset stomach. Those can be caused by killing out the healthy viruses in your gut.

When you're looking at supplements, don't look at ones that just kill off viruses indiscriminately, look for ones that help build your immune system properly. They're going to help get your immune system to the proper level so that you're not having autoimmune diseases, allergies, and that kind of thing, yet you have enough immune system to fight off the bad ones.

Pay attention to what you're...

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Zinc - Too Much Is Too Much

 

Dr. Thoma here to talk to you about zinc.

Lately, I'm having a lot of patients that are having neuropathies and stomach issues because they're getting too much zinc.  The upper limits of zinc should be about 40 milligrams, maximum 80 milligrams, in special situations.  

I see a lot of individuals taking multiple zinc supplements along with zinc lozenges, and it's causing quite a bit of distress. They're coming in with feet they can't feel, tingling in the hands, and they don't realize they're getting as much zinc as they are.  

Primarily, this is because they are not adding up what they're getting in one segment and another, or they're popping zinc lozenges as candy, all day long, thinking that they're protecting themselves from viruses, and yet they're causing themselves a lot more problems.

Zinc also takes the place of copper in our body and causes some hemoglobin issues, which makes us tired and sluggish.

So, if you're getting zinc from multiple...

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