by Dr. Donald L. Piccoli on 01/05/13
There is a constant dance, an interaction of structure and energy, that keeps the body attempting to do what it was designed to do, which is survive. This balancing act plays out on many levels, those known to us and those not yet discovered. Ill health is the result of interferences to this balance from many possible sources. Read Article
by Dr. Donald L. Piccoli on 10/17/12
syndrome) and the treatment (drugs, surgery, etc.). In Nutrition Response Testing we do not diagnose or treat disease – but we also have two parts: the analysis (the assessment of your body’s current health status) and the personalized health improvement program (using designed clinical nutrition). Simply put, first we do an analysis, and then we design a natural health improvement program to help you handle what we find in our analysis of your body and condition. Read Article
If I ask someone if they think that emotions can affect them physically, the response is always an immediate 'yes'. Likewise, I get the same response when I ask if how they feel physically affects them emotionally. No surprises here. Everyone gets this on some level. "Anything can cause anything" is sort of a mantra in the holistic healthcare world.
Nutrition Response Testing, originated by Dr. Freddie Ulan, is a non-invasive system of analyzing the body in order to determine the underlying causes of ill health. When these are corrected through safe, natural, nutritional means, the body can repair itself in order to attain and maintain more optimum health.
In medical practice there are two key parts: the diagnosis (identifying and/or naming the 'disease' or
by Dr. Donald L. Piccoli on 03/02/13
By now, many people have heard of the GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) program, especially those who are involved with autism. According to the Weston Price Foundation, only two or three decades ago autism was a rare disorder that most doctors never saw and few people had ever heard of, affecting approximately 1 in 10,000. By 2009, there was a forty-fold increase in newly diagnosed cases with 1 child in 150 diagnosed with autism and it continues to increase. And the word on the gaps diet has also been spreading like wildfire due to its life changing effects on the health of so many people of any age with so many health problems. Read Article
by Dr. Donald L. Piccoli on 04/09/13
Fasting has been used for health, both physically and spiritually, for thousands of years. In times of food scarcity man was forced to fast in order to survive, therefore the body is very well equipped to handle prolonged periods without food.
The major religions of the world have always used fasting as a way of cleansing the body and spirit. Buddha, Muhammad and Siddhartha all fasted. Jesus fasted for forty days. Read Article we see patients in their 20s and even teen years experiencing what we used to see in people in their 50s and 60s. And I rarely saw sick children back then. I believe most practitioners who had already been in practice for many years by the 1980s would have made the same observation that I make today regarding people who they saw in their early years in practice in the 1930s and 1940s. Read Article
by Dr. Donald L. Piccoli on 06/13/13
When I began practice in the 1980s, people were different. And it made helping them less complicated. What I mean by that is people were literally made of different stuff than they are now. Oh, they all had the same basic material make up, but the quality was different. Back then I noticed that most people’s bodies began to break down in their late 50s or early 60s as they began to develop new health problems. “Don’t get old,” and “Ahh, the golden years” were sayings I heard frequently. As time went on this breakdown began occurring while people were only in their 40s… and then it was their 30s. Today
In my practice, the majority of the people I help are women, especially those over fifty who are struggling with fatigue, weight loss resistance, and hormonal issues. Often at this stage women want to get into the best shape of their life, both physically and spiritually. Many are tired of dragging themselves around day after day, and feel that they are not at their ideal weight and have begun to exercise more; even more than younger women will make the time to do. Read Article
by Dr. Donald L. Piccoli on 08/01/13
As more people become aware of the increasing amount of environmental toxins in our lives the need for detoxification becomes more apparent. We are bombarded by toxins from many sources, including water, air, food, medicines, cosmetics and cleaning supplies
Our bodies also naturally produce metabolic waste which, if not broken down and eliminated, lingers in the body. Our bodies are capable of handling much of this but we can reach a point that puts us over the edge, depending on individual exposure, genetics, and general state of health. The channels of elimination include the liver, lymphatics, bowels, lungs and skin. Read Article
by Dr. Donald L. Piccoli on 10/05/13
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Most women have few serious problems with menopause other than unwanted and unexplained weight gain, which is so common it has been nicknamed the middle-age spread. Trying to lose weight at any age can be a struggle, however, losing the weight associated with menopause comes with its own unique set of challenges. Read Article.
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by Dr. Donald L. Piccoli on 2/04/14
The time of a woman’s life known as menopause is not a disease or unnatural event, therefore, it should not cause extreme symptoms. However, for many women it can be a challenging time filled with physical and emotional distress as all these changes to their life and body seem to be happening all at once.
Of all the changes occurring during the change of life, vasomotor flushes, or hot flashes, are the most concerning and frustrating symptom of menopause, affecting approximately 70 to 80 percent of menopausal women. Hot flashes are described as a feeling of intense radiating heat, followed by embarrassing perspiration and a rapid heartbeat in the upper torso, neck and head. Read Article.
by Dr. Donald L. Piccoli on 5/07/14
Stress and fatigue are, by far, the most common health complaints for women over 50. There may be a myriad of other issues on the complaint list, however, stress and fatigue are almost always somewhere in the mix. Stress has been a daily buzz word in our lives ever since Dr. Hans Selye’s published his “General Adaptation Syndrome” and coined the term “stress.” Stress has become something we think we all should be free of, something to avoid at all costs, the boogey man of modern life, lurking in the shadows at home, on the job, in the car, and affecting everything from relationships to career success, finances, and health. Indeed, it affects all areas of our lives. Read Article.