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drb 2012-05How to Obtain Optimal Health

I am Dr. Michelle Brannick, ND, DC.  I am a Naturopathic Physician licensed in Vermont, and a licensed Chiropractic Physician in Illinois. I specialize in Natural Primary Care Medicine.

Today, I am going to tell you how to obtain optimal health:

The body has an amazing ability to heal itself, given the right environment. First, we need to minimize the use of vaccines and the multiple drugs prescribed today that merely suppress or mask symptoms instead of treating the cause or curing the disease. We must stop running to antibiotics for every illness we encounter and save them for life-threatening situations.

Many safe, natural alternatives exist that strengthen the body and allow it to heal itself—not leave us more susceptible to other illnesses like antibiotics do. For example, MRSA is a deadly bacteria that is the direct result of overusing antibiotics. Even the most powerful prescriptions have difficulty overcoming this infection. If we want to strengthen our bodies, we need to eat a healthy diet and eliminate all the sugary, caffeinated beverages that we consume and replace them with pure water. We need to take responsibility for what we put into our body if we want good health.

Read more: Optimal Health

Liquid Gold

Cod Liver Oil  |  Brannick Clinic of Natural MedicineIn our office we call cod liver oil “liquid gold,” because it is extremely important in maintaining health. We simply can not get the needed amounts of Omega-3 fatty acids in our diet that our body requires to maintain good health. Therefore we must supplement our diets with this vital substance—that is why Omega-3s are called essential. 

Omega-3s counter the effects of the inflammatory fats, like Omega-6, -9 and -12, which are common in most diets. Our cells are like balloons. If a cell has Omega-3s in its membrane wall, the cell is flexible like a water balloon—resilient to breakage or damage. A cell lacking Omega 3s is like an air balloon—subject to easily breaking or damage when squeezed. This is called oxidative stress and results in a high turnover of cells. Good health requires cells to be resilient like a water balloon—not an air balloon.

Read more: Liquid Gold - December 15, 2015

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