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Western Medicine Philosophy

Western Medicine Philosophy

The paradigm is changing…

In one of my recent courses at the University (as I am currently pursuing a PhD in Neuroscience), the topic of Western Medicine philosophy came up.  The topic arose due to some medical statistics.  Can you believe my shock when my instructor stated what he called the Philosophy of Western Medicine:

“How much can we poison you to kill the thing that is ailing you without actually killing you?”

You see… he gets it!  Many are starting to get it.  Western Medicine has minimal understanding of holistic healing.  Instead, everything is viewed from a “reductionist” viewpoint with little thought about what effects can occur globally.  More faith is put into man-made pharmaceuticals instead of in the miracle of our own bodies and the healing power of nutrition – nature’s apothecary.

Need I remind you that Hippocrates, the “Father of Medicine” stated, “Let food be thy medicine, and thy medicine thy food.”  He understood that the miracles of biochemistry that our bodies can utilize is provided for us.  Roots, leaves, and fruit of plants provide healing chemicals far more powerful than most pharmaceuticals.  I could demonstrate this with the research that I am currently performing – and will one day when it is published.

Research nutrition.  Research healing.  Discover more about your health so that you can learn how to manage and keep it.

Gluten-Free Garlic Chicken Pizza

Gluten-Free Garlic Chicken Pizza

I did it.

I made gluten-free pizza and lived to tell the tale.  Skip the take-out, this pizza will rock your world.

To make your own gluten-free garlic chicken pizza, assemble the following ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup green onions
  • 1-2 cups all-natural cheddar cheese
  • 1 bottle of sugar-free marina sauce (about 2 cups)
  • 1 recipe of garlic chicken
  • sore bought gluten-free crust

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  If necessary, roll out your dough onto an oiled surface.  Begin dressing your crust with a layer of marina sauce.  Sprinkle cheese, chicken, onions, and tomatoes onto the marinara sauce.  Bake the pizza until the crust is slightly browned and the cheese is bubbly.

 

What is a DC?

What is a DC?

I am often asked what a DC degree is as many have not heard about it.  Actually, there are many professional or doctoral degrees that many people do not recognize.

DC stands for “Doctorate of Chiropractic,” a degree that is earned by Chiropractic Physicians upon successful completion of their chiropractic curriculum and practicum.

Chiropractic Physicians have a curriculum very similar to other health professionals.  However, all emphases of medicine take a slightly different approach as they are specializing in a certain aspect of health.

Below is a list of doctoral degrees:

  • DC – Doctor of Chiropractic
  • MD – Doctor of Medicine
  • DO – Doctor of Osteopathy
  • DPT – Doctor of Physicial Therapy
  • DDS – Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • DMD – Doctor of Dental Medicine
  • OD – Doctor of Optometry
  • ND – Doctor of Naturopathy
  • JD – Juris Doctor
  • PharmD – Doctor of Pharmacology
  • PhD – Doctor of Philosophy

This webpage will give you a visual of how a DC degree compares to that of an MD.  However, it is important to note that medical physicians will specialize in one aspect of the body whereas chiropractic physicians will take a more holistic approach to health.

 

Raw Apple Holiday

Raw Apple Holiday

apples + peanut or almond butter + unsweetened coconut + raw pecans + chocolate chips = amazing.

Serve it at your next big event, share it with a friend, or enjoy it with a warm blanket and book.
This treat has the power to transform any day into a holiday.

 

Tips:

  • For easier drizzling, heat your almond/peanut butter on low heat prior to pouring it over the apples.
  • Splash your apples with fresh orange juice (prior to toppings) to prevent browning.
  • For added sweetness, try mixing organic almond or peanut butter with a little organic maple syrup and vanilla prior to drizzling your apples.

 

Warm Apple Berry Breakfast Cobbler

Warm Apple Berry Breakfast Cobbler

Cold mornings are best greeted with warm breakfast dishes.  This warm berry breakfast cobbler is a sweet way to start the day.  Enjoy this dish on a cold morning or evening… you will not regret it. And this dish is amazingly simple.  Whip up a warm healthy breakfast in minutes.  Your cold feet will thank you.

 

The variability of this dish is amazing.

Enjoy it plain, with plain Greek yogurt, or with a generous scoop of coconut whipped cream.

 

Either way, you are going to love it.

And if you do not absolutely love it…  you can call me and I will eat your warm breakfast berry cobbler for you.

And that makes me kind of hope that you do not like it. (hee hee hee)

 

Warm Berry Cobbler with Greek Yogurt

Warm Apple Berry Breakfast Cobbler

4 large sweet apples and/or pears – chopped into cubes
2 Tbsp coconut oil
2 cups fresh or frozen berries (strawberries, blueberries, cranberries, mulberries, raspberries, etc.)
1 Tbsp agave nectar or sucanat
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1 cup of oats or healthy granola/cereal (gluten-free is applicable)
Crushed almonds, pecans, etc.

 

Heat coconut oil in a large skillet. Add apples and or pears and saute until tender. Add berries, sucanat/agave nectar, cinnamon, granola/oats, and nuts. Bake until berries have “burst” and your oats are ready to crumble.

 

Eat it.

Enjoy it.

Love it.

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