COVID-19: It’s the Soil, Not the Seed

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By Dr. Wayne Greathouse, DC, Dr. Candice Hall, DC, and Dr. Neil K. Hersh, MD

Dear Valued Patient,

We hope you and your loved ones are healthy and safe. Together, we’re entering unchartered territory that requires every one of us to be vigilant and informed while maintaining positivity and compassion.

It’s becoming increasingly difficult to avoid the news media’s 24/7 cycle of fear and panic—notably, the doom-and-gloom predictions that indicate 160 to 214 million Americans could be infected, with 200,000 to 1.7 million passing away. We believe these are worst-case scenarios and don’t accurately represent reality.1

At Next Advanced Medicine, we know it’s essential to prepare for the worst while continuing to hope for the best. Medical experts are correct when they advise us to wash our hands and practice social distancing. However, nobody is talking about the obvious: it’s the soil (your immune system) and not the seed (COVID-19). In other words, the strength of your immune system is what matters most right now.

Even if you are in a high-risk group, we don’t share the fatalistic outlook. Instead, we encourage you to fortify your immune system by following these essential tips:

  • Stay away from refined sugars.
  • Limit your “starchy carb” intake.
  • Eat good fats and stay away from unhealthy snacks.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking only water.
  • Get good sleep.
  • Reduce panic and stress (for example, don’t binge on news media).
  • Get mild to moderate exercise.
  • Start a habit of prayer or meditation.

Most importantly, you need to provide your body and immune system with the building blocks it needs to mount an adequate response. We have put together a research-based nutritional protocol to support your body’s response to viruses. This is the system our families are on, as well as Next Advanced Medicine patients.

This four-part immune-supportive/antiviral strategy is designed to achieve the following:

  1. Inhibit viral acquisition
  2. Inhibit viral replication
  3. Cell system support
  4. Immuno-modulation

We want to help you and your family enjoy the benefits of this immune-supportive and antiviral protocol. To get started, please respond to this email or call our office at 949-786-5050.

Are you a former patient of Next Advanced Medicine who would like to start a Maintenance Program to maintain and build upon your health? If so, we’d love to see you again. Please call our front desk today at 949-786-5050.

As a primary medical service, we are permitted and prepared to continue serving our patients in every way possible through this challenging time. To respect the needs of all patients—and follow state and federal guidelines—we are offering a variety of ways for you to connect with your doctor.

To minimize risk, we are encouraging phone and video appointments for most patients. However, we will remain open for individuals who need to visit their doctor in person or pick up supplements or tests. We are also happy to ship supplements for a small fee.

If you are experiencing any symptoms, or believe you have been exposed to COVID-19, we ask that you contact your local hospital for instructions.

Your’s in health,

Next Advanced Medicine

Dr. Candice Hall

Dr. Wayne Greathouse

Dr. Neil K. Hersh

P.S.—Now is the time to double-down on your resolve to improve and reverse your chronic health condition. In times of stress, it’s common for us to turn away from productive health practices. You can do this. Stay focused!

Source 1: www.nytimes.com/2020/03/13/us/coronavirus-deaths-estimate.html

COVID-19 and Inflammation: IL6 Storm

Hello Everyone, Dr. Hall here. We are trying to keep you up to speed with the most current information coming from the CDC and Pubmed regarding the virus. We are honored to be one of the businesses that has been declared essential so we can remain open and help our community.

What we are learning about this virus is that many of the people being hospitalized or dying seem to be getting something called an IL6 storm, this is a storm of inflammation, fast.

Let me explain this. The armed services have multiple branches to protect us.  You know them, the army navy, Airforce, and Marines. The immune system is no different it is there to protect us and has multiple branches. As you know the Marines are the first ones on-site, but imagine we only needed 50 marines but instead 50,000 show up. This creates an overwhelming defense. When your body makes too much defense, too much inflammation we call it an inflammation storm. The article is referenced below.  https://selfhack.com/blog/interleukin-6/

This may be one of the reasons why people diagnosed with a disease are at higher risk.  This inflammation storm is affecting the lungs and the heart.  So this storm, this IL6 storm or “massive inflammation fast” is the problem.

Now what do we do about it? How do we help limit IL6?  Now, this is important. I am not saying that this will cure the coronavirus or even prevent you from getting it. I am simply stating what I would be doing if I had something raising my IL6 or inflammatory levels. Nothing that I am suggesting has been tested against COVID-19 or coronavirus specifically but most have been shown to reduce or inhibit IL6.

You can check with your doctor and see if it is ok to take these things before or during a virus. This is not the time to do nothing. This is the time to do more for your health than ever before.

If I go through the list it may seem overwhelming so I am going to post it below and on our website.

So if you are sitting home worried or feeling helpless then know there are things you can do to help your body be stronger. Now, are you going to do all the things on the list? No.

 

Might you do some of them? We are.

Fight the inflammation storm (IL6) with:

  • Butyric acid
  • Prebiotics
  • Green tea extract
  • Zinc
  • Magnesium
  • Andographis (herb which inhibits IL6)
  • Curcumin
  • Boswelia
  • Oregano, sage and bay leaves.
  • Hydroxytyrosol
  • Quercitin
  • Resveratrol
  • Glutamine
  • Vitamin C by IV drip

 

If you would like to order these online, you can find many of them in Fullscript.

Beatnick Salad with Blackberry Vinaigrette

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Beatnik Salad

Makes 2 main dishes

4 cups baby greens of your choice, I like the spicy green blend (spinach and mustard green blend)

2 small garnet yams, washed & scrubbed & sliced into wedges

3 beets (assorted colors) washed & scrubbed

Avocado oil spray

1 avocado

4 strawberries sliced

2 TBS Hemp seed

2 TBS sunflower seed

2-4 patties of apple gate, chicken breakfast sausage patties (depending on how many people will be eating & appetite) or Applegate chicken sausage sliced

Blackberry Vinaigrette

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1 c. Blackberries

1 TBS. Apple Cider Vinegar

1 TBS. Lemon juice

3 TBS olive oil

1 tsp. Himalayan pink salt

Fresh cracked pepper to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 420 degrees. Spray your baking sheet with avocado oil. Place sweet potato wedges and whole beets on baking sheet. Roast in oven for 30 minutes or until tender when pierced with a fork.  During the last 10 minutes of Roasting place your sausage patties or sausage slices on the baking sheet.

 While the vegetables are roasting prepare the salad dressing:

Blend Blackberries in the blender, strain through a mesh strainer into a medium-size mixing bowl to remove the seeds. Discard seeds. Whisk in the apple cider and lemon juice. Next whisk in the olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Remove the vegetables from the oven, let cool slightly until cool enough to safely handle. Using a kitchen towel that you don’t mind will get stained; grab each beet and wrap it in the towel, use the towel to scrub the skin off the beet- it will come off easily.  Cut beets into wedges.

Assemble the Salad:

Place greens on the Plate, arrange a few sweet potato wedges, assorted colored beet wedges, avocado, & strawberries. Drizzle the salad dressing on the salad and garnish with 1 tbs. each hemp and sunflower seeds. Top with a sausage patty or sausage slices.

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Chicken Soup for the Soul

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Ingredients:

*You may make the Bone broth from scratch, or purchase Prepared Organic Bone broth from your market to save time.

For the bone broth

  • 1 whole Organic chicken, cut in in pieces
  • 2 TBS. Avocado oil
  • 1 white onion, small dice
  • 2 ribs celery rough chop
  • 2 carrots, rough chop
  • 1 turnip, rough chop
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 TBS. apple cider vinegar
  • 12 c. of purified water
  • 3 tsp. Himalayan pink salt
  • Cracked black pepper to taste
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Ingredients for Chicken & Vegetable Soup

  • 8 cups Organic chicken bone broth (homemade or store bought)
  • 2 cups shredded Chicken
  • 2 Tbs. avocado oil
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 rib celery, diced
  • ¾ c. cauliflower florets, broken into small bite sized pieces
  • ¾   c. green beans, cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 1 c. purple potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 small zucchini, sliced in half moon shapes
  • 1 large shallot, small dice
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1` tsp fresh rosemary, minced (or ½ tsp dried rosemary)
  • 1 Tbs. Fresh Thyme leaves
  • 2 Tbs. Fresh parsley, Chopped
  • 1 tsp. Salt and ½ tsp pepper (or to taste)
  • Optional: Garnish with Lemon Slices, and a variety of your favorite fresh herbs; chives, parsley, thyme, basil.
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Instructions:

In a large stock pan heat, avocado oil on medium heat. Add chicken pieces to pan and braise for 5 minutes on each side.

Slowly and carefully add the water to the pan.

Add onion, garlic, carrots, celery, vinegar, salt and pepper.

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Let the chicken broth simmer with lid on for 1 hour.

Remove Chicken from pot with tongs, place in a covered container in fridge and let cool, until you can shred it without burning yourself (about 30 minutes).

Remove skin from chicken and discard.

Shred the chicken into bite-sized pieces, store shredded chicken in fridge.

Place the Chicken bones back into the pot or into an instant pot or crockpot and simmer over low heat for 8 hours. Add water to keep bones well covered as the water evaporates.

Remove from the heat, strain broth through a sieve and discard bones and onions/ garlic.

Place broth in fridge, let cool completely.

Remove the cold broth from the refrigerator. Skim the solidified fat that has risen to the top of the both with a slotted spoon and discard.

Heat, Sip, Enjoy!

To Prepare the Soup:

Heat the oil in a large stock pot for 30 seconds. Add shallot, garlic, carrot, celery, sauté for 2 minutes.  Add cauliflower, green beans, purple potatoes, and zucchini. Sauté for 3 minutes.

 Add Chicken broth.  Add shredded chicken. Add herbs, bring soup to a simmer, let simmer for 25  minutes.

Stays fresh for 5 days, or freeze in portions and thaw as needed.

Serve garnished with a wedge of lemon and fresh herbs such as parsley, chives, & or basil.

Enjoy!

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Immune Support Recommendations from Dr. Candice Hall, D.C.

Dr. Candice Hall, D.C., founder of Next Advanced Medicine provides recommendations for boosting your immune system.

“I am here to talk to you about Corona Virus and what you can do to protect yourself. So we want to talk to you about best practices and ways to protect yourselves.  We’re also going to talk about what we do, I have had many phone calls and requests from patients asking what it is we do during this virus and how else they can protect ourselves. I’m going to share with you not only what we are recommending for our patients and also what I’m doing, what the doctors in the office are doing, and what we are doing for our families.

There are two sides to the immune system, this is the best way I can explain it.   One side that is really good at fighting bacteria, and one side that is really good at fighting viruses.  There are ways you can actually stimulate the immune system to be stronger in the area of fighting viruses.   This is what we are recommending especially to our patients that are diabetic or auto-immune.   Many patients do not realize that their disease process ultimately causes immune suppression. The biggest problem with diabetics regarding their immune system is that elevated blood sugar definitely puts them at risk and suppresses their immune system.  The number one thing you could be doing is to lower your lower blood sugar, which is exactly what we are doing with you.  So we want you to stay on your programs, follow your doctor’s advice, and do everything you can to make sure your blood sugars are where they are supposed to be so that you are not immune-suppressed.

If you are an auto-immune patient, and you are a t2 driver (I’m not going to go into this in this video).  Being auto-immune can cause you to have an immune system that is dis-regulated and have more trouble fighting a virus, so the same recommendations apply to you.  So let me tell you what those recommendations are.  This is what we as a clinic are doing, what we are doing for ourselves, and for our families.

#1, we have devised an Immune Support Package, there is a link below in the video and in the description.

We also want to talk about fear. We are asking you to do your best, especially if you are one of our patients, to keep your stress levels down.  Stress hormones like adrenaline and cortisol suppress the immune system.  We are not asking you not to be diligent or smart.  We are asking you to divert your attention into the things you are doing at the moment, stay close to present time, consciousness as you can, and enjoy your moments with your kids, your family, and your job.

Here are the practical things you can do to protect yourself.  Of course, you should wash your hands.  People are making their own sanitizers because things are running out. Certainly, alcohol in sanitizers takes away germs.

I know Doterra makes Onguard which is good at getting rid of viruses and bacteria.

7th Generation makes an anti-bacterial soap that is non-toxic.  So you are staying away from the chemicals but getting the anti-bacterial, anti-viral aspect.

Next, we recommend, if you don’t feel well, if you have a cough, sore throat, or any signs of a cold, it’s best to stay home and take care of yourself.  If you are a patient here, you can make a phone appointment. We are here to support you through this next virus, which today is the Coronavirus. Good Luck.”

 

6 Early Signs of Type 2 Diabetes and How to Fight Back

6 Early Signs of Type 2 Diabetes and How to Fight Back

Of the more than 30 million Americans who have diabetes, one in four doesn’t realize they have it. That means not enough people realize that the difficulties they’re living with are part of something bigger. 

Considering that 90 to 95 percent of all diabetes cases are type 2, it’s most important to understand and watch for the signs of this condition. Whereas type 1 diabetes is caused by the body’s inability to produce insulin properly, type 2 diabetes is caused by the body’s inability to use insulin properly. 

Read the original article by Candice Hall, DC, and Wayne Greathouse, DC posted on Spirituality & Health.

The Perfect Snack!

Subject: Why an apple a day?

Dear Friend!

We’ve all heard the age-old proverb, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but do you know why apples come so highly recommended?

Well, because they are packed with tasty nutrients!

See for yourself what an Organic Apple a day can do for you:

Vitamin C: This powerful natural antioxidant is great for blocking some of the damage caused by free radicals. It is also known to boost the body’s resistance to infections.

B-Complex (riboflavin, thiamin, and vitamin B-6): These vitamins are responsible for keeping your red blood cells and the nervous system in tiptop health.

Dietary Fiber: A diet high in fiber helps to prevent the development of certain diseases, and it has been shown to help prevent the amount of bad cholesterol in the blood from rising.

Phytonutrients: These nutrients help protect the body from the harmful effects of free radicals.

Select Apple’s that are about the size of your fist. Some apples are very large for a person’s body size and can contain too much sugar at once.

Why Choose Organic?  Organic apples help to reduce your intake of toxic pesticides and herbicides that may otherwise be used on non-organic varieties.  Pesticides & herbicides may seem innocent enough, but many conventionally grown fruits and vegetables are sprayed with Glyphosate, which can accumulate in our bodies and lead to many health problems. You may also be exposed to Glyphosate through your environment, and we can absorb it into our bodies through our skin.  Glyphosate is used in a weed killer called Round-up. Round up is used widely in communities across the United States, it is sprayed in parks, schools, gardens, parking lots. Inquire & ask your School boards and City council members to stop spraying this chemical in your community if they are still using it.  Avoid spraying Roundup in your home garden and landscaping as well.

Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to an organic apple a day!

 The Next Advanced Team

National Health & Wellness Summit to Feature Dr. Candice Hall, D.C., and Dr. Wayne Greathouse, D.C.

Doctors will share how functional medicine can reverse diabetes, auto-immune disease, thyroid conditions, cognitive decline, and early-stage Alzheimer’s disease.

Tustin, California—February 13, 2020—Dr. Candice Hall, D.C., and Dr. Wayne Greathouse, D.C., will address physicians, thought leaders and attendees at the National Health & Wellness Summit taking place April 24–25 at the InterContinental Los Angeles Century City at Beverly Hills. The annual event highlights the latest breakthroughs in functional, integrative, metabolic and holistic approaches to health and wellness.

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“It is my passion to educate people on the power of Functional Medicine and to provide hope and real solutions to people that are trying to get well,” said Dr. Hall. “The National Health & Wellness Summit is leading the charge to educate, inspire, and empower individuals and I’m excited to be a part of it.”

Dr. Hall will present a pair of topics during the two-day seminar. The first will be a discussion that breaks down the root cause and treatment of diabetes. From the cellular level up, Dr. Hall will discuss sub-types of diabetes, the shortcomings of conventional drug treatment and case studies that demonstrate a measurable reversal of the illness.

In her second address, Dr. Hall will focus on thyroid conditions, biotoxin illness and autoimmune disease. Drawing on her own firsthand experiences, Dr. Hall will share the signs and symptoms associated with the disorders. Attendees will learn about the types and causes of the conditions, along with how to overturn them with proven methods.

Dr. Greathouse will speak on cognitive decline and early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. “In America alone, there are nearly six million people suffering from the effects of Alzheimer’s dementia,” notes Dr. Greathouse. “My goal is to identify the symptoms, sub-types and causes of Alzheimer’s disease. From there, I’ll lead a conversation based on research and case studies that shines a light on ways to prevent or overcome cognitive decline and early-stage Alzheimer’s disease.”

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Dr. Hall

Dr. Hall and Dr. Greathouse treat patients at Next Advanced Medicine in Orange County, California. They specialize in helping people with chronic or degenerative symptoms regain full control of their symptoms and develop customized, achievable lifestyle changes.

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Fresh Pistachio-Artichoke Pesto tossed with “Spaghetti”

Valentine’s Day Recipe – Lady and the Tramp’s iconic first doggy kiss over a plate of spaghetti inspired this play on the classic dish!

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Fresh Pistachio-Artichoke Pesto tossed with “Spaghetti”

Fresh Pistachio-Artichoke Pesto tossed with “Spaghetti”
  • Serves 2-4- depending on appetite
  • Pick one sauce option or try both and serve side by side for a colorful presentation.

Pasta Ingredients:

  • 3 crookneck yellow Squash, (use a spiralizer tool to create spaghetti size strands) You may also use zucchini or use both. Buy spiralized squash noodles in your produce department to save time.
  • 4 cups boiling water with a pinch of Himalayan pink salt

Pasta Directions:

  • Make spaghetti strands with the squash (use your spiralizer directions).  Right before serving cook your squash:   Bring water to boil & add a pinch of salt. Turn off heat. Add squash to the pot and let sit for about 2 min. This will lightly blanch the squash, so it is tender. Strain squash in a colander.
  • Place squash in a bowl and toss each serving with about 2 Tbs. of Pesto.  Delicious served as a main dish with wild caught fish, organic chicken, turkey meatballs or sautéed Applegate chicken sausage.
  • You can also use the leftover pesto as a yummy spread on top of chicken or fish before or after baking.

*Pro Tip: to boost the flavor and nutrients on your plate I recommend garnishing your dish with Hemp hearts- also known as vegan parmesan cheese for its buttery & nutty flavor. Hemp hearts provide a great source of Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids- these are essential monounsaturated fatty acids that your body requires for many functions. Omega-3s are important for the health of your eyes, brain, blood vessels, lungs, immune system and reproductive system, Omega-6 is important for skin and hair growth & maintaining good bone health.

Pesto Sauce Ingredients:

*Tip: Pesto can be made up to 2 days ahead- warm before tossing with “spaghetti”

  • 2 cups fresh basil

* In addition to Basil, add other fresh herbs you may have on hand like Thyme and parsley, if desired

  • 4 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup pine nuts
  • ½ cup raw pistachios
  • 1 cup artichoke hearts, packed in water- in a glass jar
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp.  Himalayan pink salt
  • ½ tsp. cracked black pepper
  • 2 TBS Fresh lemon juice

Pesto Sauce Directions:

  • Place all pesto ingredients in a blender. Pulse until smooth.

Star Ingredient Profile: Did you know that Artichokes contain one of the highest reported total antioxidant capacities amongst vegetables? This diuretic vegetable exhibits an aid to digestion, strengthening the liver function and gall bladder function, and raising of the HDL/LDL ratio. This reduces cholesterol levels, which reduces the risk for arteriosclerosis and coronary heart disease. 

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Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Tip: Sauce can be made up to 2 day ahead and warmed before use.

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Ingredients:

  • 3 Large organic red bell peppers
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup basil
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • ½ tsp Himalayan pink salt
  • Freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • ½ cup Califia farms brand Better Half- Original flavor
  • 2-3 sprigs fresh Thyme & or rosemary- de stemmed & minced (optional)

Directions

  • Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees.  
  • Place bell peppers on baking sheet, pop in the oven to roast for about 20 min. Use tongs to turn the bell peppers halfway through.
  • Let peppers cool- till they are cool enough to handle, then peel of the skin. Discard the stem and deseed.
  • Place roasted peppers in a blender with the remaining ingredients and pulse until creamy and smooth. Serve warm over “spaghetti”.  Delicious served as a main dish with wild caught fish, organic chicken, turkey meatballs or sautéed Applegate chicken sausage.

Star Ingredient Profile: One of the many things I love about bell peppers is their amazing variety of colors. One cup of freshly sliced bell pepper contains about 1,500 micrograms of beta-carotene, the equivalent of approximately 1/3rd small carrot. Interestingly, red bell peppers may contain greater amounts of beta-carotene than their fellow bell peppers in the yellow and orange category. However, these yellow and orange bell peppers still contain more total carotenoids than the reds. On the list of potential carotenoids provided by bell peppers are alpha-carotene, antheraxanthin, beta-carotene, capsanthin, capsorubin, cryptoflavin, cryptoxanthin, lutein, lycopene, vicenin, and zeaxanthin.

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Valentine’s Day Recipe – Chocolate Mousse

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I can’t think of a better way to express your love for yourself and your loved ones, then a wholesome home cooked meal.  The gift of love & presence is the greatest gift of all!  Treat yourself to some quick & easy heart healthy recipes.

Make Dessert First: This delectable dessert can be made up to 2 days ahead for strategic meal planning, this leaves you with more time to share with your loved ones.

Chocolate Mousse

1 serving = ½ cup.  Yields about 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 Large Ripe Avocados
  • ¼ c. cacao powder
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp powdered Stevia/ 6 drops liquid stevia 
  • 3 TBS coconut milk

Directions:

Put all ingredients in the blender (except Stevia), pulse until smooth.  Taste and add stevia to taste. Pop in refrigerator.  Consume within 2 days or freeze in portions and enjoy as a frozen treat- tastes like a fudgesicle.

Serving suggestion: Serve topped with fresh berries or unsweetened shaved coconut!

Star Ingredient Profile: On a 100-gram basis. Avocado has 35% more potassium (485 mg.) than bananas (358 mg). They are rich in B vitamins, as well as vitamin E and Vitamin K.  Avocados have a high fiber content of 75% insoluble and 25 % soluble fiber.

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