Mainstream Medicine vs. Complementary Medicine

medicine “We become paralyzed by the circumstances we’re thrown into rather than looking at a situation as an opportunity to grow and become a better person—a more powerful human being.”   Dr. Fabrizio Mancini

My background had been in conventional medicine; I was a pre- med student on my way to becoming a neurosurgeon. But after a car accident, I became fascinated by chiropractic, which taught me that the body is designed to heal itself, and that without proper health, we are limited in every area of our lives. More than my profession, it was a personal experience that made me an advocate of self-healing.

My opinion of Western, or mainstream, medicine is that it is effective for treating severe emergency conditions when the body’s natural ability to heal itself has been damaged. But, it over focuses on treating symptoms rather than the cause of the problem. Symptoms are the body’s way of telling us it needs help; they shouldn’t be masked or suppressed. They should lead us to the cause so it can be alleviated.

Western medicine also tends to zero in on a distinct object of disease—be it a gallbladder, a germ, or even a gene—instead of restoring harmony in the whole person. Medical treatments, especially for the degenerative diseases of age, generally help people get along by fixing their hearts, replacing joints, or medicating pain, but don’t do much to help heal any underlying damage.

Other systems of healing, ancient or modern, do it differently. They view sickness in a holistic way and the body as an entire entity— in balance or imbalance—with every part of your life affecting every other part. For example, if you’re depressed, the depression will interfere with your physical being; and a problem with your physical being, such as poor nutrition, can create depression. Even a problem in your environment, such as living around toxic chemicals, can harm your body and mind. All of these factors must be taken into consideration for self-healing to occur.

I’m sure you’ve heard other healing approaches referred to as “alternative” or “complementary” medicine. In many parts of the world, conventional medicine is considered a minority approach and might be considered alternative or complementary by Oriental, African, Ayurvedic, Native American, and other healers!

When I have something amiss in my own health, I turn to multiple experts, including nutritionists, chiropractors, naturopaths, and of course, medical doctors. I am among the more than one in three Americans who uses some form of non- Western medicine, according to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and that number is rising. Keep an open mind.

 

Dr. Fabrizio Mancini

Health and Wellness Expert, World renown Chiropractor, Bestselling author, International Speaker and President Emeritus of Parker University. WEB: http://drfabmancini.com

For more tips from the International bestseller, The Power of Self-Healing (Hay House) go to: http://goo.gl/K06pG

Can I Really “Self-Heal”

heal“Your body has a built-in capacity to heal itself—a remarkable system of self-repair that goes on day in and day out—and improving its ability to heal iswithin your control.”   Dr. Fabrizio Mancini

Most of us are no strangers to health problems, illness, or pain, but most of us wish we were. And most of us would love a new lease on life with the ability to live disease-free, have more energy, and enjoy greater well-being.

Is that possible, though? Is it too late to even try?
 Yes, it is possible . . . and it’s not too late.
 But don’t bother looking for answers in the rapidly changing and unfriendly “sick care” environment. They’re not there. Most people, however, don’t fully grasp that the body has this incredible ability to heal itself, largely because traditional medicine has done little to maximize this potential, instead emphasizing that health comes from the outside in and not from the inside out. Did you know, for example, that many illnesses may eventually heal on their own? It’s true!

There is a well-worn cliché that says: “If you don’t have your health, you have nothing.” Well, that’s true—for everyone. If you’re not taking care of yourself, this may impact the way in which you perform in your career. If you’re not feeling well, maybe you don’t feel like doing anything with your spouse or partner. Self-healing occurs when the physical, emotional, and spiritual are aligned.

Physical Self-Healing. Unleashing your body’s self-healing abilities starts with good nutrition and supplementation, physical activity, and positive lifestyle changes. I’ll empower you to make the necessary changes to support your body’s inherent healing abilities.

Emotional Self-Healing. Negative thoughts and feelings can cause pain and illnesses that clear rapidly when you change those thoughts. The benefits enjoyed from emotional self-healing may include the following: relief from stress, deep relaxation, healing energy flow, increased and focused energy level, prevention of injury, relief from sore and aching muscles and joints, and enhanced confidence and well-being.

Spiritual Self-Healing. The majority us have a fixed idea that health is mostly physical and, to an extent, emotional, but good health encompasses more than that. It is also intensely spiritual, and I believe we are all spiritual beings.

 

Dr. Fabrizio Mancini

Health and Wellness Expert, World renown Chiropractor, Bestselling author, International Speaker and President Emeritus of Parker University. WEB: http://drfabmancini.com

For more tips from the International bestseller, The Power of Self-Healing (Hay House) go to: http://goo.gl/K06pG

Can Supplements Help Me Heal?

supplements

“Supplements are the companion to foods that ensure we have what we need to heal.”   Dr. Fabrizio Mancini

One of my basic strategies for self-healing includes the use of nutritional supplements. I believe we cannot be healthy without them. And I believe that we cannot get all our nutritional needs met by simply eating a good diet. There are too many variables in our diets today, regardless of how many healthy foods we consume. Fields where food is grown have been depleted of nutrients, for example, and we don’t know whether our fruits and vegetables were picked ripe, too ripe, or not ripe enough. All of these factors affect the nutrient quality of food.

Every morning, I fix myself a shake, and I sneak a lot of great nutrients into it, including essential fatty acids, a high-quality protein blend, fiber, berries, and a greens mixture. I also take my morning supplements with my shake. I strongly believe that this regimen helps maintain my health at peak levels.

Could you possibly not need supplements and eat a diet that might be raw or fully organic, or from your own garden, and be healthy? Perhaps, but I haven’t met that fortunate person yet!

Google the word vitamins and you’ll get millions of hits, most with the wildest claims you’ve ever heard. Supplements are hyped to increase energy, reverse cancer, prolong life, stimulate sex drive, and more. There are so many hucksters hawking stuff that you don’t know what to believe or what to take. It’s confusing, to say the least. In this chapter, I’ll help you navigate these rough waters of information and show you what to take, based on credible scientific research and your personal health concerns.

If you took only a few supplements, they should be a group of key products, including a multivitamin/mineral that I call core-level healing. These form the basic, foundational supplements you need as nutritional health insurance. The recently published work on multivitamins and multiminerals is encouraging. For example, a study reported in the Journal of Nutrition showed that individuals taking a daily multivitamin supplement experienced fewer heart attacks than those who did not. The study found that men taking supplements had 22 percent fewer heart at- tacks, and women taking supplements had 33 percent fewer heart attacks than those people who didn’t take supplements. Why such positive findings? We know for a fact that several vitamins and minerals help protect against clogging of the arteries and heart disease.

Here are the top supplements that can help you heal:

Anti-Stress

1)     L theanine: 200–500 milligrams when under stress.

2)     B-complex: Daily. Each pill should supply 100 micrograms of vitamin B12 and biotin, 400 micrograms of folic acid, and 100 milligrams of all the other B vitamins. Take it along with food to enhance absorption.

3)     Magnesium: 300–600 milligrams of magnesium daily to counter the effects of stress. 


 

Digestive Repair

1)     Probiotic supplements: Follow label directions. One serving should be at least 1 billion CFU (Colony Forming Units).

2)     Digestive enzymes: Follow label directions.

Joint Support

1)     Hyaluronic acid (HA): 40–80 milligrams daily for joint problems.

2)     Glucosamine/chondroitin: 1,500 milligrams daily for joint problems.

3)     MSM: 1,000–3,000 milligrams daily, with meals, for osteoarthritis.

Prevent Heart Disease

1)     CoQ10: 50 to 200 milligrams daily.

2)     Red yeast rice extract: 1,200 milligrams daily taken with 
food.

Brain Support

1)     Choline: 425 milligrams per day for women and 550 milligrams per day for men.

2)     GPC: 1,200 milligrams daily.

3)     Vinpocetine: Up to 10 milligrams a day in two doses 
paired with food.

4)     ALC: 500–1,500 milligrams two or three times a day, preferably on an empty stomach.

5)     Ginkgo biloba: 120–240 milligrams daily.

 

Dr. Fabrizio Mancini

Health and Wellness Expert, World renown Chiropractor, Bestselling author, International Speaker and President Emeritus of Parker University. WEB: http://drfabmancini.com

For more tips from the International bestseller, The Power of Self-Healing (Hay House) go to: http://goo.gl/K06pG

5 Foods that Self-Heal (part 3)

flaxseeds

“What you put inside your body is what will determine weather you can heal or not.”   Dr. Fabrizio Mancini

Something amazing happens when you begin to eat healing foods and give your body a break from junk foods, bad fats, refined flour, and sugar. Your body may shed up to ten pounds of excess water weight, and your energy soars. You get your digestion working properly again, stop feeling so bloated and congested, and maximize your self-healing potential.

The scientific research is loaded with proof of how proper nutrition can heal. There are thousands of studies, for example, showing that a diet heavy in fruits and vegetables protects against heart disease and cancer. Maybe we really don’t need to throw so many pills and drugs at a disease, just more fruits and vegetables!

All whole foods are self-healing, but I’ve zeroed in on 5 foods that have special powers. I’ve compiled this list after consulting nutrition experts and reading hundreds of studies. I call these foods the strengtheners. All of them fight disease, promote a strong immune system, and provide nutrients you need to feel great. Try to include as many as possible in your diet. Simply put, when you eat well, you feel well.

Add these to your daily diet:

1) Flaxseeds– These tiny seeds are one of the few plant sources of the healing fats—omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s are wonder workers: they help decrease rates of heart disease, stroke, and depression. Flaxseeds also contain lignans. These are phytoestrogens, plant estrogens that mimic the positive effects of estrogen in your body. A clinical trial found that postmenopausal women who ate about five to six table- spoons of ground flaxseeds each day for three months reduced their total cholesterol by about 6 percent. The findings were published in the Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism. Easy ways to eat flaxseeds are to sprinkle a few tablespoons on your cereal in the morning or include them in a smoothie. You can also use them in baked goods.

2) Garlic- Many people try to avoid garlic (or a lot of it) because it does stink up the breath, but locked in those small cloves is tremendous healing power. Garlic has been found in lots of studies to: Help fight cancer, lower LDL cholesterol, reduce blood pressure and fight infection (including harmful bacteria and fungal organisms).  Use garlic to spice up fish, chicken, and lean beef dishes; or over vegetables, such as broccoli, green beans, and baked potatoes.

3) Kale– Kale is a newer self-healer on the block. This leafy green has the second-highest antioxidant concentration of any vegetable. Kale is packed with lutein, an antioxidant that protects your eyes and fights heart disease, is loaded with cancer-fighting sulfur compounds such as sulforaphane. 
Kale has a slightly bitter flavor, so you may want to season it with garlic or use it in soups or stews with other veggies to compensate. You can also buy kale chips at health-food stores. They’re a delicious replacement for fattening potato chips.

4) Legumes– When I say legumes, I’m talking about beans, peas, and lentils- foods high in fiber-rich carbohydrates and protein. Legumes help normalize cholesterol, contribute to a healthy digestive system.  They also contain various self-healing nutrients, including the B vitamins, folic acid, thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin 
One of my favorite legumes is yellow split peas, a veggie common in my native Colombian cuisine. This legume is loaded with genistein, a phytochemical that may protect against heart disease by preventing the clogging of arteries. Like their other legume cousins, yellow split peas are full of fiber. 
Beans and legumes are so versatile. Enjoy them in salads, soups, as part of dips—or as a side dish or main dish if you’re a vegetarian.

5) Nuts– It’s easy to overindulge on nuts because they’re so tasty, but you only need a small portion to get their big nutritional dividends. All nuts are significant sources of healing nutrients, although almonds and walnuts are my favorites. Two ounces of almonds (about 48 nuts), for example, provide more than 50 percent of your daily requirement for magnesium, a heart-healthy mineral. Almonds are great sources of vitamin E, fiber, and monounsaturated fat—all heart protective, too. A small study published in Circulation found that after eating about two-and-a-half ounces a day for two months, participants significantly lowered their total cholesterol and lowered several other risk factors for heart disease as well. Walnuts provide two essential fatty acids that are good for your heart: linoleic and linolenic fatty acid. Linoleic acid may slash the risk of having a stroke, and linolenic acid helps prevent heart disease, as stated in a study published in 2001 by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In addition to these attributes, walnuts are high in fiber and antioxidants.

Sprinkle chopped almonds or walnuts on your cereal or salads, blend them in smoothies, or simply enjoy them as between-meal snacks.

Dr. Fabrizio Mancini

Health and Wellness Expert, World renown Chiropractor, Bestselling author, International Speaker and President Emeritus of Parker University. WEB: http://drfabmancini.com

For more tips from the International bestseller, The Power of Self-Healing (Hay House) go to: http://goo.gl/K06pG

5 Foods that Self-Heal (part 2)

broccoli

Read below Dr. Fabrizio Mancini’s 5 foods that self heal part 2! He has outlined all the foods you need that will allow you to move into self-healing!

 “Food is the fuel that keeps your engine running smoothly”   Dr. Fabrizio Mancini

Something amazing happens when you begin to eat healing foods and give your body a break from junk foods, bad fats, refined flour, and sugar. Your body may shed up to ten pounds of excess water weight, and your energy soars. You get your digestion working properly again, stop feeling so bloated and congested, and maximize your self-healing potential.

The scientific research is loaded with proof of how proper nutrition can heal. There are thousands of studies, for example, showing that a diet heavy in fruits and vegetables protects against heart disease and cancer. Maybe we really don’t need to throw so many pills and drugs at a disease, just more fruits and vegetables!

All whole foods are self-healing, but I’ve zeroed in on 5 foods that have special powers. I’ve compiled this list after consulting nutrition experts and reading hundreds of studies. I call these foods the strengtheners. All of them fight disease, promote a strong immune system, and provide nutrients you need to feel great. Try to include as many as possible in your diet. Simply put, when you eat well, you feel well.

Add these to your daily diet:

1)     Broccoli– They help fight cancer and are loaded with vitamin C to boost the immune system. They also help normalize blood pressure and are rich in fiber for a healthy digestive system.

2)     Cherries- They help kill cancer cells which shrink pancreatic, breast, and liver  They are also high in melatonin, a hormone that helps normalize sleep cycles. Melatonin also acts like an antioxidant that protects cell membranes from damage.

3)     Chicory- Toss some chicory in your salads. This cousin of endive and escarole has more vitamin A than any other salad green. Just a quarter cup of raw chicory greens provides all you need daily. Vitamin A is another potent self-healer, vital for a healthy immune system and protecting your vision. Most of the vitamin A in chicory comes from beta- carotene. This is a cancer-fighting carotenoid that your body converts to vitamin A.

4)     Coconut Oil- For years, we’ve been cautioned to avoid tropical oils because they’re high in artery-clogging saturated fats. But often yesterday’s nutritional bad guy is today’s nutritional hero, and that’s the case with coconut oil. It has immune-stimulating properties, thanks to lauric acid, a fatty acid in the oil. Lauric acid fights viruses and bacteria in the body. Like most oils, coconut oil is high in calories, so don’t overdo it. A teaspoon or two a day is all you need.

5)     Cranberries- This Thanksgiving dinner staple doubles as a natural remedy for many ailments. One of the most common is urinary infections. Cranberries work by keeping harmful bacteria from sticking to the lining of the urinary tract. The active ingredient in cranberries is a group of phytochemicals called proanthocyanins. If you suffer from recurrent bladder infections, try drinking about eight ounces of cranberry juice that contains at least 27 percent juice. This recommendation is based on a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The self-healing power of these little gems doesn’t end there. Cranberries contain more “phenols” than red grapes and 18 other fruits, according to a study in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry in 2001. Phenols are plant chemicals that help prevent the formation of LDL cholesterol in the arteries.

 

Dr. Fabrizio Mancini

Health and Wellness Expert, World renown Chiropractor, Bestselling author, International Speaker and President Emeritus of Parker University. WEB: http://drfabmancini.com

For more tips from the International bestseller, The Power of Self-Healing (Hay House) go to: http://goo.gl/K06pG

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“Most of us are no strangers to health problems, illness, or pain, but what if there’s a solution to restore our well-being that doesn’t involve drugs, surgery, or other medical procedures?

Well, there is, and you’ll find it within your own body. That’s right! Your body has a built-in capacity to heal itself – a remarkable system of self-repair that words day in and day out – and improving its ability to heal is within our control.

Yet most people don’t fully grasp the body’s incredible power to heal itself, largely because traditional medicine has led us to believe that health comes from the outside in and not from the inside out. Did you know, for example, that many illnesses may eventually heal on their own? It’s true!

In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Fab Mancini, an expert in self-healing, shows you how to tap into your body’s own healing powers through:

  • Simple substitutions to your daily diet – foods calls “strengtheners” – that can enhance your ability to self-heal
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  • New insights into how physical activity floods your body with natural healing substances
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5 Foods that Self-Heal

foodsRead below Dr. Fabrizio Mancini’s 5 foods that self heal! He has outlined all the foods you need that will allow you to move into self-healing!

“By making decisions to alter our diet or make more healthful choices, we have greater potential for self- healing.”  Dr. Fabrizio Mancini

Something amazing happens when you begin to eat healing foods and give your body a break from junk foods, bad fats, refined flour, and sugar. Your body may shed up to ten pounds of excess water weight, and your energy soars. You get your digestion working properly again, stop feeling so bloated and congested, and maximize your self-healing potential.

The scientific research is loaded with proof of how proper nutrition can heal. There are thousands of studies, for example, showing that a diet heavy in fruits and vegetables protects against heart disease and cancer. Maybe we really don’t need to throw so many pills and drugs at a disease, just more fruits and vegetables!

All whole foods are self-healing, but I’ve zeroed in on 5 foods that have special powers. I’ve compiled this list after consulting nutrition experts and reading hundreds of studies. I call these foods the strengtheners. All of them fight disease, promote a strong immune system, and provide nutrients you need to feel great. Try to include as many as possible in your diet. Simply put, when you eat well, you feel well.

Add these to your daily diet:

1)     Apples– They are high in fiber for a healthy digestive system.  They also reduce the risk of stroke and chances of dying of a heart attack.

2)     Artichokes– They protect the liver against toxic build-up. They also reduce levels of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, because they are rich in antioxidant.

3)     Avocados- They are loaded with the powerful antioxidants which helps the body get rid of cancer-causing substances 
 They also help reduce total cholesterol.

4)     Beets– They are loaded with folic acid, an important B vitamin that protects against heart disease and cancer. It also appears to help prevent the formation of LDL cholesterol.

5)      Blueberries– They help your brain produce dopamine, a neurotransmitter involved in memory, coordination, and feelings of well- being. They also may prevent the growth of breast cancer cells.

 

Dr. Fabrizio Mancini

Health and Wellness Expert, World renown Chiropractor, Bestselling author, International Speaker and President Emeritus of Parker University.

WEB: http://drfabmancini.com

 

For more tips from the International bestseller, The Power of Self-Healing (Hay House) go to: http://goo.gl/K06pG

10 Mega Foods That Might Make You Think Twice!

Did you know that something amazing can happen to you when you begin to eat healing foods? You give your body a break from junk foods, fatty foods, and sugars. Dr. Fabrizio Mancini has outlined 10 mega foods that help fight diseases, promote a strong immune system and provide nutrients to feel great! Read on to find out the top 10!

 

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