Achieve - Optimal Wellness

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I believe in approaching health and wellness at a root cause level. Many medical practitioners today have 15-minute time slots to assess your health issues and decide which pharmaceutical to prescribe. This is called reactive medicine – treating symptoms and ignoring the root cause. Your optimal health highly contributes to your optimal life. It is safe to say that healthy people are much happier

Operating as usual


Great reminder to naturally increase the happy chemicals!

This is how much exercise you really need to stay healthy at 40, 50, and 60 — Fast Company 04/20/2021

This is how much exercise you really need to stay healthy at 40, 50, and 60 — Fast Company

I find this to be 💯 % true, as probably over half my patients are Medicare over 65.

More than ever patients are currently responding, “not as much as I should” or a flat out “no” when asked are you routinely exercising.
I never judge or shame, rather validate any reported efforts, though personally I am also realizing what it takes to maintain, much less take it to the next level, as I start the second half of my own life.

This is how much exercise you really need to stay healthy at 40, 50, and 60 — Fast Company When it comes to exercise, doing the minimum may not be enough. A new study out this week challenges the current minimum exercise guideline of 2.5 hours of moderate intensity exercise each week, because it does not lead to longterm cardiovascular health.

03/28/2021 09/29/2020

Vitamin D Synergy 240 vegetarian capsules

Covid research!
Have you heard of the  Bradykinin storm???Bradykinin is a peptide that dilates blood vessels and makes them "leaky".

The virus dysregulates bradykinin which then impedes the transfer of oxygen from the lungs to the blood and subsequently to all tissues. Essentially, bradykinin makes blood vessels leak and pour massive quantities of a gel-like substance into the alveoli, causing "leaky lungs".

This happens because hyaluronic acid is increased (along with a decrease in the enzymes that could degrade hyaluronic acid). Hyaluronic acid absorbs 1,000 times its own weight in water to form a hydrogel. Leakage of fluid plus excess hyaluronic acid results in a Jello-like substance that prevents oxygen uptake and CO2 release. There are drugs that reduce the Bradykinin storm - and Vitamin D has been shown to reduce bradykinin too!

In fact, the higher the levels of vitamin D in a population, the lower their numbers of cases and mortality rates.

Another star that continues to shine is melatonin. Melatonin is an immune modulator, and it specifically targets the NLRP3 Inflammasome - the inflammasome that acts like the first domino in the cytokine storm resulting in acute respiratory distress. Melatonin also significantly decreases expression of TNF-a, IL-6, and IFN-y and increases production of IL-10 and TGF-B (anti-inflammatory cytokines).

This is the best vitamin D and melatonin that I know of. The D is paired with vitamin K and synergistically works to improve the immune system, bone health, artery health! Use discount code Optimal20 to save 20% on all orders! Vitamin D Synergy provides a clinically useful dose of vitamin D3 and vitamin K in the form of K1. This formula can be replaced with Vitamin D Supreme when more aggressive therapeutic levels of vitamin D and K are required clinically. Vitamins D and K are essential for optimal bone and arterial h...



Americans have been overfed and undernourished for a very long time. In fact, most obese children and adults are actually malnourished.⁣

How does this happen and why are we so undernourished? Food today is less nutritious. We don’t eat enough whole, unprocessed, nutrient-dense foods. We do eat too much high fructose corn syrup, refined flours, refined vegetable oils, trans fats and overall fake j***y processed foods. ⁣

We evolved eating foods that were dramatically higher in vitamins, minerals and essential fats. We ate wild game, which contains higher levels of omega-3 fats and more nutrients than the factory-farmed animals we consume today.⁣

Our hunter-gatherer ancestors also ate fresh fish and meat that grazed from pristine sources, whereas our factory farm-raised meats come loaded with hormones, antibiotics, pesticides, preservatives like nitrates and higher levels of inflammatory omega-6 fats.⁣ 05/09/2020

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Been using for at least 6 months and very happy. 😄 I just bought a bar of Native and love it! Check out the company and get a free travel size now when you buy with my link. Nontoxic AND Effective. 01/26/2020

The best way to lose weight boils down to these three things — NBC News

I agree 100%.
Eat more veggies
Eat less sugar
Eat whole foods The evidence shows that there isn’t one better way to lose weight, but diets that work all have these things in common.


Stress is part of life, I think most of us know that however it doesn’t have to destroy our health. ❤️


Hope you holidays were happy and filled with L❤️VE. Best wishes in 2020 🥳

Merry Christmas to everyone! I hope you’re enjoying your time with family and friends. ⁣

If you indulge a little, that’s fine. Did you enjoy the process? How did you react to the food that you ate? Pay attention and move on by making a U-turn and getting back to the foods and activities that make you feel great.⁣ 12/09/2019

Time-restricted eating schedule: Why a very specific time frame works best

I’m a fan and also engage with Time Restricted Eating (TRE) personally. I do this 3-4 days a week to help maintain weight and health goals.
This articles talks about 10 hours of eating and 14 hours of water (and medication if applicable) only. I recommend closer to 8 hours with a goal to finish having dinner by 6:30pm. You can train your system to adapt to this way of life. For me it’s easiest during my work days when I’m busy and focused. Scientists explored the effects of the timing of nutrition on health in a new study.


Want to burn more fat? 🔥

‘Fat burning foods’ = BS!
As this image illustrates, when you’re sitting around eating 🍽 fat oxidation slows down. 🤷🏽‍♂️ (Save for next time some marketer tries to scam you and claim some super food magically burns fat.) Food for thought when food companies make fat-burning claims on their food 🤦🏽‍♂️. That said, certain foods increase thermogenesis more than others. But the way to increase fat oxidation is by exercise, not by eating!


🥒🥬🥦🍓 NOT 🍟🍔🍦

Contrary to what the food industry would have you believe, real food can be inexpensive and easy to prepare. Cooking ultimately becomes a revolutionary act, one that we can all participate in.

By purchasing real foods and cooking them yourself, you’re going to transform yourself, but you’re also helping to transform the food industry one small choice at a time. The problems are global, but the solution is local – as local as your fork!

I encourage you to start your own family traditions around cooking by inviting your friends or family to start a supper club—once a week or once a month. Rotate dinners at one another’s houses, create a potluck, or take turns choosing some favorite recipes and preparing a feast for all.

In this way—one by one, kitchen by kitchen, community by community—we will take back our health together! 08/29/2019

'Magic Soup': How Intermittent Fasting May Enhance The Immune System

There is some evidence that intermittent fasting improves the immune system. No need to starve yourself but consider eating between the hours of 1 PM and 6 PM. Drink plenty of H2O during the fasting hours. Try this 3-4 days a week for a month and see how you feel!! New studies on mice and humans offer a few explanations for how fasting might temporarily confer certain health benefits.


Not all calories are created equal.


All true!


This place as worth a try! Guaranteed goodness! 💗

If you LOVE healthy & delicious food, you have to agree GOODONYA Organic Restaurant in Encinitas is hard to beat! 100% Non GMO / 99% Organic and as local as possible. 🥦🤩🤤🙌

It's my go-to when I want to feel good about what I'm eating, and their incredible coffee ☕️🥥 blended with organic raw coconut oil is fantastic!


Wishing you a safe and healthy Fourth of July! 🇺🇸🎉

Happy 4th of July!

Many of my patients are worried about telling their families and friends about specific foods they have to remove. There seems to be a misconception that this means flavor-free.

Healthy eating doesn’t have to be about deprivation. You can still enjoy healthy food without depriving yourself of flavor.

These are some of my favorite healthy options for a 4th of July. They’re simple options that your friends and family can still enjoy.

As a treat you can also enjoy treats such as dark chocolate and other low glycemic fruits. 06/20/2019

I Finally Shifted To A Completely Whole Foods Diet & Have Never Felt Better — Here's Exactly How I Did It

Want optimal health and wellness? Hands-down: this is rule #1
Processed, packaged foods are laden with chemicals, additives and fillers. Humans were never designed to eat these things three meals a day plus snacks for years and decades. Feeling your best starts here.


It’s not just genetics

The truth is, dementia is a very big problem that’s becoming bigger every day.

What’s the link between Alzheimer’s and diabetes?

Well, new research shows insulin resistance, or what I call diabesity (from eating too many carbs and sugar and not enough fat) is one of the major factors that starts the brain-damage cascade, which robs the memory of over half the people in their 80s, leading to a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.

Here’s the bad news/good news.

Eating sugar and refined carbs can cause pre-dementia and dementia. But cutting out the sugar and refined carbs and adding lots of fat can prevent, and even reverse, pre-dementia and early dementia. Sugar causes pre-diabetes and diabetes, which often leads to significant memory loss.

Chronic stress takes a toll on your body and brain. Stress shrinks the hippocampus, the memory center of the brain. So, find your pause button every day and make time for some stress relief. Relaxation isn’t a luxury if you want to prevent or reverse dementia. Whether that involves deep breathing, meditation, or yoga, find something that helps you calm down.

Lack of sleep can cause impaired brain function, leading to CRAFT syndrome, which stands for “can’t remember a _____ thing.” Studies show poor sleep becomes a risk factor for cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. Aim for at least 8 hours of quality sleep every night.

We now know that physical activity can prevent and even slow down the progression of cognitive decline and brain diseases like dementia. Even a 30-minute walk can help. More active readers might want to incorporate high-intensity interval training or weight lifting.


Here’s the skinny on fat storage and how to prevent or improve it 🌟

Insulin is a fat storage hormone, makes us moody, hungry and lethargic when blood sugar crashes. What increases your insulin level and how can I avoid this you ask? Check out the link below for more info!


Come in to see me at CHWB and let’s talk
Here’s why:

Our liver is always detoxifying our bloodstream but it’s not necessarily working optimally. The truth is, our bodies aren’t necessarily equipped to deal with the burden they’re now facing. Today, more than ever, we’re bombarded with countless toxins—from pollution to chemicals in skin care products to (perhaps most of all) sugar and chemical additives/preservatives in the foods we eat. These can throw blood sugar totally out of whack, deplete nutrient stores, cause a buildup of dangerous substances in the body like heavy metals, and lead to chronic inflammation—all of which can make us tired and sick.
CHWB offers a safe, easy and very effective 14 day program and its NOT a starvation plan.


Ketotarian breakfast - eggs sautéed in butter and olive oil over steamed broccoli 🥦


DANGERS OF TRADITIONAL KETO DIET: Besides overloading on often-inflammatory dairy and excess meat, I see many people following a traditional keto diet greatly limiting their vegetables for fear of going over their carb count. This leaves people missing a variety of much-needed nutrients their body needs. Also, focusing too much on macronutrients regardless of where those macros come from can be a problem since people will end up loading up on processed and pre-packaged keto foods that may not have the best ingredients as long as they fit into their macronutrient ratio for the day. 01/24/2019

Self-Care Is Not An Indulgence. It's A Discipline.

This is an excellent read! Self-care is not an indulgence. It's the ongoing practice of keeping ourselves physically and emotionally healthy.



Dairy is not a health food. 37 pounds of cheese per year per person??? That’s waaaay too much!

Americans consumed nearly 37 pounds of cheese per person in 2017, but the U.S. still has its largest ever cheese surplus — there’s enough cheese in cold storage to wrap around the U.S. Capitol.


Time for a 2 week DETOX/Cleanse.
Who’s in?

❤️myLiver 01/04/2019

This Random Supplement Cured My Winter Insomnia—and Improved My Stress Levels — Byrdie

Insomnia and 5HTP?? YEP!
I highly recommend Designs for Health 5HTP SYNERGY.
Try it with 20% off code OPTIMAL Health Though I'm by no means an expert, I feel like I'm pretty well-versed when it comes to supplements. My parents have been complete health nuts for as long as I can remember, and the topic (and medical research behind it) was the most commonly discussed subject at the dinner table growing up. Na...


TMAO Assay Biomarkers for Biome: 2014 Medical Innovation No. 9

Can your gut microbes put you at risk for heart disease and stroke? TMAO is a metabolite produced by organisms in the intestines. There is so much emerging information related to the

TMAO (trimethylamine N-oxide) is produced by the body when your gut bacteria digest choline, which is found in egg yolks, red meat and dairy products. TMAO p... 11/18/2018

Eating Early Dinner Aids Weight Loss and Lowers Cancer Risk

Weight loss and avoiding cancer? Who doesn’t want that? Avoiding food at least 2 or 3 hours before bedtime will help optimize mitochondrial function, which is key for optimal health and chronic disease prevention.


We have a food industry that pays no attention to health and a health industry that pays no attention to food, yet food is the basis of our health.





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