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According to what has been printed in recent issues of Time, Sierra Club and National Geographic magazines, expert interviews on NPR and my medical nutrition news feeds, the single most important change we can make as an individual and community to improve the health of our planet is to enlarge our food intake to include a variety of colorful unprocessed plants as we eliminate eating animals, especially industrial grown and slaughtered animals.
We are fortunate in Englewood to be able to obtain clean local foods at our Farmer’s Markets, local farms and our own gardens. I encourage all of us to grow our own victory gardens, as even adding simple medicinal parsley or rosemary from our yards to our teas, salads, stir-fry, and roast vegetables increases the enjoyment and nutrition value
My work since 2007 with home office medical consultations has focused on helping patients with mostly debilitating long-term, autoimmune, complex digestive and energy issues, environmentally poisoning and dementias often related to indigestible contaminated inflammatory foods. These foods are usually produced, shipped and sold to us in forms contaminated with pesticides, herbicides like round-up, plastics, molds and fecal matter, stripped of essential nutrients. When patients change food intake for even 2-3 weeks to whole organic colorful plants and supplement deficiencies, we often notice a definite improvement in gut function, energy, stress management and restorative sleep. Many are able to decrease or stop taking pharmaceutical drugs when the gut microbiome is healing, reversing the processes leading to chronic diseases and death. A reliable site for information on understanding the virus, your immune response, effective and safe nutrients and lifestyle changes to prevent, modulate and recover from the covid virus is the Institute for Functional Medicine www.ifm.org/covid.
As of October, 2020, my office is open for consultations weekdays on a limited basis for people who have observed masking and distancing and are low risk for contagious virus spread. Patients may call or email for support or to pick up supplements until the danger is over. Please practice fitness, eat the best plant food you can find and stay in touch with with those you cherish for immune resilience.
I have worked as a Family Physician in Florida since 1980, Board Certified in 1982. With a passion for teaching self care and food as medicine, I integrated a holistic approach with a full modern medical-surgical office for whole families in Venice for 25 yrs. In 2007 I moved the practice to my home office to provide personal consultation for nutritional, herbal and preventive medicine with continued training with the Institute of Functional Medicine, American Herbalist Guild and nutritional webinars. See listing under resources for the best sites and books I have found for you own health program