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THE STAFF OF COEM WISH YOU A HEALTHY NEW YEAR

This article was sent as a Health Alert to established patients who are familiar with our Center and our services. If you are a prospective or new patient, information included here may not be pertinent to your health at this time. We invite you to learn more about our comprehensive treatment approach.

Many of us have catastrophic health insurance, but for a whole lot less money you can reduce your health risks.

I feel like a doting mother, but if I don’t remind you, who will? So I’m asking, did you take 2000 to 4000 IU of Vitamin D today and every day? Supplementing with Vitamin D and 10 to 15 minutes of sun at noon may be the greatest health story of the century. What other single therapy do you know of that can reduce your risk of cancer, diabetes, and autoimmune disease by 80 percent, as well as prevent depression and heart disease? Now, in addition to all the other benefits of Vitamin D, it has been shown that optimal levels of this vitamin also act as an antibiotic. One of the best sources of information on Vitamin D is www.vitamindcouncil.com. The more you learn, the more you will be convinced why you and your family should be taking this sunshine vitamin as an important part of your health program.

For your convenience, COEM now carries Vitamin D in a dropper bottle, providing 2000 IU of Vitamin D in just one drop! Liquid Vitamin D is ideal for children or anyone who doesn’t wish to swallow capsules. Drop an e-mail to orders@coem.com or fax a request to (843) 572-1795 and we will get this extremely convenient and cost-effective form of Vitamin D mailed to you.

In my last E-mail Alert, I also wrote about two other natural “health insurance policies”, Vitamin K2 (MK7 or menaquinone-7) and Resveratrol (derived from grape skin). I am repeating this info as I feel the same way about these two nutrients as I do about Vitamin D. Vitamin K2 is one of the most powerful ways to address and prevent arterial plaque, which is the most common culprit in creating heart disease and stroke. Resveratrol provides such potent anti-oxidants that you can get significant protection against many common health problems just through this one supplement alone. We offer both of these to our patients at COEM.

In 2009, I’d like to address your questions and concerns, so feel free to send these questions to allanl@coem.com and I’ll answer as many of them as possible in future Health Alerts. Every two weeks, I will alert you to other important health information.

All of us at COEM look forward to helping you enjoy a happy and healthy new year.

-Allan D. Lieberman, M.D.

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Almost as soon as the ball drops at Times Square many people start making resolutions to improve their health.

If your New Year’s resolution is to lose weight, you aren’t alone.

According to ABC News, 45 percent of Americans vow to lose weight as the New Year approaches. However, each year, many people try to go it alone without any support. This is the # 1 way that we set ourselves up for failure. We all need support. Not just from our family and friends, but from people going through the same journey, dealing with the same addictions and bad eating habits.

Let’s break this cycle in 2009! The Healthy for Life Weight Loss Program at COEM can help!

We are very pleased to offer a system that maximizes your success because it addresses all the major reasons for obesity:

  • Decreased carbohydrate tolerance and poor blood sugar control(acquired or genetic)
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Food allergy and food addiction, which are controlled by individualized food allergy drops.
  • Nutrient deficiencies that decrease metabolism and increase cravings
  • Lack of medical and professional support for adequate length of time
  • Lack of knowledge about food choices (starving is NOT a desirable option)
  • Lack of knowledge about safe excercise for overweight individuals
  • Inability to maintain desired level of functioning when dieting

Our program is designed to not only successfully produce weight loss in our patients but to improve their health, energy, and fitness levels. This is accomplished by means of:

  • In-depth medical/laboratory assessment prior to entering the program
  • Counseling on appropriate diet, exercise, allergy, and other individualized factors
  • Weekly injections of lipotropic (fat-burning) nutrients that decrease hunger
  • (yes – these really work!)
  • Specific nutritional supplements, including licorice oil that reduces abdominal fat.
  • NO amphetamines, diet pills, herbal stimulants, or unhealthy gimmicks of any kind

As a medical practice, it is in our best interest, too, if you succeed. As your weight normalizes and the very real and serere medical risks caused by obesity are diminished, our ability to help you in other ways with your health is faciliated. Your success in this program makes our overall job as your chosen health care provider much easier. We consider ourselves partners with our patients in this program, and that is why we wish to give you the best tools and knowledge we have to make this program work for you.

You know the reasons why you, yourself, wish to lose weight and look and feel better. But did you know that the US government, medical and even insurance industries recognize the enormous risks and costs of obesity and are willing to do something about it? In April 2002, the Internal Revenue Service recognized obesity as a disease, instead of a precursor to other diseases. You may now claim weight loss programs which are under a physician’s guidance(such as this one) as a medical expense when you file your taxes. The cost of diet foods is not included, but if your insurance company does not yet provide reimbursement for a weight loss program(many do now), then the cost can be itemized as a tax-deductible medical expense.

We look forward to helping you achieve your weight loss and health goals.

Call and schedule your consultation today, 843-572-1600! What do you have to loose, except the weight?

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NATURAL HORMONE BALANCING FOR WOMEN

 

Because a woman’s intricate hormonal balance determines how she feels, looks, and functions, hormone testing and monitoring can be essential to her aging gracefully and beautifully. The Center’s Natural Hormone Balancing Program is one of the most loved and appreciated programs we’ve offered to date.

 

Hormone evaluation is one area where it is critical to have professional testing and monitoring based on years of clinical experience in order to achieve optimal hormone balance. In addition, laboratory results must be interpreted in light of a woman’s total health history and family history.

 

If your laboratory test results indicate a need for hormone balancing, our doctors recommend or use only bio-identical hormones and/or other natural therapies. These do not increase cancer risk but have been shown to actively prevent cancer when used in proper balance. We believe in partnering with each patient to arrive at a course of treatment that will not only support female hormone balance and relieve any uncomfortable symptoms, but also support every other aspect of health over time, without additional risk.

 

An important part of addressing hormone balance is to accurately assess whether 

 

all the major hormones (all three forms of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA) not only exist in proper quantities but in proper ratios to each other. Thyroid and insulin levels are other important hormones that must be considered. Test procedures need to adequately reflect levels over time, not just the quantity of hormones circulating in the blood on one particular day.

 

With accurate assessment of a woman’s hormonal balance, any necessary fine-tuning can be applied—always with natural, bio-identical hormones.

 

Typical comments have been: “I got my life back,” “My long-lost energy returned,” and “My mental clarity improved tremendously and my depression is gone.” Through careful assessment, using only natural and bio-identical hormones, women can safely restore that all-important part of a woman’s health–her delicate hormonal balance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information, call The Center at (843) 572-1600 and ask to speak to our New Patient Coordinator.

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Dear Patients,

We have been warning you not to use DEET (N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide or N,N- diethyl-3-methylbenzamide) as an insect repellant. It is a neuro-toxic substance, which can cause SEVERE damage to your nervous system especially if combined with other pesticide and chemical exposure. This is a potent chemical that has actually killed people in high dosages. There are natural alternatives available.

We are strongly recommending the use of Gourmet Mexican Vanilla as a spray, mixing 1/2 Gourmet Mexican Vanilla (4 ounces) and 1/2 water (4 ounces). We now have available a Gourmet Mexican Vanilla which we have personally tested and found to be effective and safe.

Gourmet Mexican Vanilla is available from our office at $5.50 per bottle plus shipping. Priority mail shipping @ $4.00 per order for one or more bottles.

ORDER NOW

Other Helpful Hints and Alternatives:

You can use Cutter’s Herbal Citronella Spray. (If you do not like the scent of the Gourmet Mexican Vanilla, the herbal scent is an alternative.)

Another alternative is called Buzz-Away. It has been proven to be more effective than Avon Skin-So-Soft, Bug Guard, Bite Blocker, Natrapel, Jungel Juice AND it equaled effectiveness of OFF! Buzz Away is formulated with Citronella, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Lemon Grass and Peppermint, pure and natural plant extracts which repel bugs.

Supplement with one Vitamin B-1 tablet a day from April-October. Add 100 mg. of B-1 to a B-100 Complex daily during mosquito season.

Do not eat bananas during mosquito season. Mosquitoes love bananas! There is something about how the body processes the banana oil that attracts these female sugar-loving insects.

Planting marigolds around your yard also works great as a bug repellant because the flowers give off a fragrance that the bugs do not like. This is a great way to ward off mosquitoes without using chemical insecticides.

Some of the above information was obtained from http://www.Mercola.com/1998/archive/natural_insect_repellant.htm

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Establishing and nourishing the growth of beneficial bacteria in our digestive tracts is one of the most misunderstood and neglected things we can do to regain and maintain our health. We have in essence another body inside our body, in that we have some 300 trillion cells making up the bacterial flora of our gut. This number of cells is equal to the number of cells that make up our entire body! These “bugs” are our first line of defense against the toxic outside world. It is the multiple strains of bacteria that live on the surface of our intestinal tract that protect us against constant invasion. Yet so much of what we do and are exposed to is killing off this critical mass of flora. We take antibiotics, acid blockers, myriads of synthetic chemicals from dozens of medications, and are exposed to pesticides and heavy metals, all of which destroy our vital bacterial flora.

This month we are introducing three new products and offering significant discounts to entice you to try them and see what a difference they can make in your life.

No farmer would plant seeds without fertilizing his fields and you shouldn’t either. BUTYRAID is butyric acid, the fertilizer that helps your “garden” of vital bacterial flora grow. It smells like parmesan cheese and critically balances the pH of your intestines, which enhances the growth of your normal flora. The medical literature suggests it can also reduce the risk of cancer of the colon by enhancing glutathione, our major detoxifying molecule. This product is free of common allergens.

Fertilize your bowel with 1 – 2 tablets of BUTYRAID per meal, then plant your garden with healthy living probiotics. Regularly $16.00 for 100 tablets*.

Our probiotics of choice are Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Saccharomyces boulardii.

Lactobacillus Rhamnosus is the primary ingredient in our new THER-BIOTIC COMPLETE. This highest-potency, hypoallergenic blend of 12 certified probiotic species provides over 25 billion organisms in every capsule. The InTactic delivery system also guarantees that the probiotics will be live and viable at the time they reach your “garden” where they can grow. There is NO dairy or dairy ingredients in this product and only vegetarian capsules are used. The benefits of the strains of probiotics in Ther-Biotic Complete include:

* Produce lactic acid, hydrogen peroxide, and other compounds naturally antagonistic to pathogenic bacteria, yeast, and viruses
* Interfere with binding of pathogens to the intestinal mucosa (& compete with them for food)
* Synthesize Vitamin K and the B Vitamins
* Support immune defense mechanisms
* Produce analogs of the DPP-IV enzyme that break down opiod peptides

Take 1 capsule of THER-BIOTIC COMPLETE per day, always with food. Can be taken long term. Regularly $42.90 for 60 capsules*–a 2-month supply.

SACCHAROMYCES BOULARDII
This probiotic is actually a yeast but is genetically quite different from brewer’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) and pathogenic Candida species of yeasts. It has a long history of use for diarrhea or dysentery, but is being used today because it is so helpful in boosting intestinal IgA secretion and decreasing inflammatory bowel disease and Candida overgrowth. It is very effective against pathogenic Clostridia. Our Saccharomyces boulardii product has NO lactose or gluten in it and can be used to support GI-related problems even in autistic children. Only vegetarian capsules are used. S. boulardii is usually taken short-term for difficult digestive and bowel problems, always while using a product such as Ther-Biotic Complete that provides a full spectrum of probiotics.

Take 1 capsule of SACCHAROMYES BOULARDII 2 times daily with food, but separated from anti-fungal agents by at least 2 hours. Regularly $31.00 for 60 capsules*.

THE HEALTH OF THE GUT IS THE FIRST MOST IMPORTANT STEP IN REGAINING HEALTH AND MAINTAINING HEALTH.
We cannot encourage you more to take this first step.
The results will be obvious in a very short time.

– Allan D. Lieberman, M.D.

To Order These New Products, fax (fax (843)-572-1795)or e-mail (Orders@coem.com) your order.

*ALL LISTED PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AFTER 30 DAYS OF PUBLISHED DATED OF ARTICLE.

References:
Pool-Zobel BL, Selvaraju V, Sauer J, Kautenburger T, Kiefer J, Richter KK, Soom M, Wolfl S. Butyrate may enhance toxicological defence in primary, adenoma and tumor human colon cells by favourably modulating expression of glutathione S-transferases genes, an approach in nutrigenomics. Carcinogenesis, 2205 Jun:26(6): 1064-76,. Epub 2005 Mar 3.

Scheppach W, Weiler F. The butyrate story: old wine in new bottles? Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2004 Sep; 7(5): 563-7.

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Establishing and nourishing the growth of beneficial bacteria in our digestive tracts is one of the most misunderstood and neglected things we can do to regain and maintain our health. We have in essence another body inside our body, in that we have some 300 trillion cells making up the bacterial flora of our gut. This number of cells is equal to the number of cells that make up our entire body! These “bugs” are our first line of defense against the toxic outside world. It is the multiple strains of bacteria that live on the surface of our intestinal tract that protect us against constant invasion. Yet so much of what we do and are exposed to is killing off this critical mass of flora. We take antibiotics, acid blockers, myriads of synthetic chemicals from dozens of medications, and are exposed to pesticides and heavy metals, all of which destroy our vital bacterial flora.

This month we are introducing three new products and offering significant discounts to entice you to try them and see what a difference they can make in your life.

No farmer would plant seeds without fertilizing his fields and you shouldn’t either. BUTYRAID is butyric acid, the fertilizer that helps your “garden” of vital bacterial flora grow. It smells like parmesan cheese and critically balances the pH of your intestines, which enhances the growth of your normal flora. The medical literature suggests it can also reduce the risk of cancer of the colon by enhancing glutathione, our major detoxifying molecule. This product is free of common allergens.

Fertilize your bowel with 1 – 2 tablets of BUTYRAID per meal, then plant your garden with healthy living probiotics. Regularly $16.00 for 100 tablets.

Our probiotics of choice are Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Saccharomyces boulardii.

Lactobacillus Rhamnosus is the primary ingredient in our new THER-BIOTIC COMPLETE. This highest-potency, hypoallergenic blend of 12 certified probiotic species provides over 25 billion organisms in every capsule. The InTactic delivery system also guarantees that the probiotics will be live and viable at the time they reach your “garden” where they can grow. There is NO dairy or dairy ingredients in this product and only vegetarian capsules are used. The benefits of the strains of probiotics in Ther-Biotic Complete include:

  • Produce lactic acid, hydrogen peroxide, and other compounds naturally antagonistic to pathogenic bacteria, yeast, and viruses
  • Interfere with binding of pathogens to the intestinal mucosa (& compete with them for food)
  • Synthesize Vitamin K and the B Vitamins
  • Support immune defense mechanisms
  • Produce analogs of the DPP-IV enzyme that break down opiod peptides

Take 1 capsule of THER-BIOTIC COMPLETE per day, always with food. Can be taken long term. Regularly $42.90 for 60 capsules–a 2-month supply.

SACCHAROMYCES BOULARDII
This probiotic is actually a yeast but is genetically quite different from brewer’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) and pathogenic Candida species of yeasts. It has a long history of use for diarrhea or dysentery, but is being used today because it is so helpful in boosting intestinal IgA secretion and decreasing inflammatory bowel disease and Candida overgrowth. It is very effective against pathogenic Clostridia. Our Saccharomyces boulardii product has NO lactose or gluten in it and can be used to support GI-related problems even in autistic children. Only vegetarian capsules are used. S. boulardii is usually taken short-term for difficult digestive and bowel problems, always while using a product such as Ther-Biotic Complete that provides a full spectrum of probiotics.

Take 1 capsule of SACCHAROMYES BOULARDII 2 times daily with food, but separated from anti-fungal agents by at least 2 hours. Regularly $31.00 for 60 capsules.

THE HEALTH OF THE GUT IS THE FIRST MOST IMPORTANT STEP
IN REGAINING HEALTH AND MAINTAINING HEALTH.
We cannot encourage you more to take this first step.
The results will be obvious in a very short time.

Allan D. Lieberman, M.D.

To Order These New Products, fax (fax (843)-572-1795)or e-mail (Orders@coem.com) your order.

References:
Pool-Zobel BL, Selvaraju V, Sauer J, Kautenburger T, Kiefer J, Richter KK, Soom M, Wolfl S. Butyrate may enhance toxicological defence in primary, adenoma and tumor human colon cells by favourably modulating expression of glutathione S-transferases genes, an approach in nutrigenomics. Carcinogenesis, 2205 Jun:26(6): 1064-76,. Epub 2005 Mar 3.

Scheppach W, Weiler F. The butyrate story: old wine in new bottles? Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2004 Sep; 7(5): 563-7.

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Beginning in 2008 we have added a new screening test, for all patients new and old, for celiac disease. Here is another great masquerader, which causes almost every sign and symptom in the book. Classic Celiac Disease manifests in early infancy and childhood with diarrhea, muscle wasting, irritability and failure to thrive. The majority of patients, especially adults, have a “silent” presentation. They have minimal to no gastro intestinal symptoms but rather manifestation of complex autoimmune disease and the consequences of chronic malabsorption. Many are in the 40-60 year age range.

Celiac disease’s greatest danger is malabsorption of: vitamins, minerals, proteins and other essential nutrients resulting in fatigue, anemia, osteoporosis, neuropathies (chronic numbness, tingling and pain). This also includes systemic inflammatory and auto immune diseases including Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, Raynauds syndrome, thyroid disease etc. and worst of all, cancer, a complication of the disease. The increase in mortality from cancer in patients having celiac disease is estimated at 9-34 times greater than that of the general population. The predominant celiac associated malignancy is non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma but includes also Thyroid cancers, small bowel cancers and esophageal cancer. Now you can appreciate why we have begun screening for this disorder.

The diagnosis is easily made from a simple blood test, which we have now added to our routine blood work. I am encouraging all of our “old” patients to ask us to screen you when you are in the office for your follow up appointments. Simply going on gluten free diet reverses this disease but you have to know if you have it.

Health is the most valuable thing you can have so protect it.

As always, please visit our website www.coem.com regularly to keep
up-to-date
on new and exciting treatment protocols as well as to learn more
about
the many products and services we offer.

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This article was sent as a Health Alert to established patients who are familiar with our Center and our services. If you are a prospective or new patient, information included here may not be pertinent to your health at this time. We invite you to learn more about our comprehensive treatment approach.

2007 was a great year for us at the Center for Occupational & Environmental Medicine. Many new preventative medicine projects were introduced and made a significant contribution to your health. Most exciting was the addition of the Heidelberg System, which can measure accurately your stomach’s ability to produce hydrochloric acid. You may appreciate my enthusiasm when I tell you how many people were taking Acid Blocking medication only to find their many signs and symptoms were actually coming from not enough acid. It is an old cliche that Disease begins in the gastro intestinal tract; when your gastro intestinal tract doesn’t work nothing works. Substituting hydrochloric acid capsules for the “Purple Pill” (acid blocker) resulted in dramatic changes in health for those patients. If you are one of those acid blocking pill takers you owe it to yourself to find out once and for all whether you should be on them.

These signs and symptoms of low stomach acid will amaze you.
 
      Bloating
      Malabsorption
      Gas
      Malnutrition
      Indigestion
      Dementia
      Constipation
      Hair loss
      Heart burn/reflux
      Pneumonias, etc.

And all the expected side effects of malnutrition but especially mineral depletion (calcium/osteoporosis; iron/anemia; chromium/diabetes/obesity etc.)

Testing is a simple procedure, done in the early morning while fasting. It involves swallowing a pill sized radio transmitter capsule and after 30-45 minutes you will learn about your stomach’s essential function. For more information call the office 843-572-1600.

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An epidemic of Influenza is hitting our cities and taking health care workers by surprise.

The viral strain causing this illness is different than the ones in the current vaccine. This problem causes great fear for health care professionals as there is no way that a new vaccine can be brought on line quickly enough to come to our rescue. Knowing the possibility of such a development at any time is why I have been urging all my patients to please get the Interferon for flu extract we developed several years ago. Not only is it effective against all strains of Influenza virus, it is very safe and cost-effective.

We have learned from experience with our patients using the Interferon for flu extract that you need only a one or at most two-drop dose to be effective. The key is to use a “rush” approach to treatment, by taking one drop sublingually every 10 minutes for 4 consecutive doses and then one drop every 1 to 2 hours until the illness is brought under control. Thereafter, continue with one drop taken sublingually 4 times daily for 7 days. To administer, you simply drop one drop (NOT dropperful) under your tongue, being careful not to touch the dropper with your mouth, and hold the drop for 2 minutes without swallowing. Then spread whatever is left of the drop around your mouth with your tongue. The Interferon sends a signal through the mucosal cells to activate the immune system.

For those who already have the Interferon for flu extract, you can use it to prevent illness by taking one drop (NOT dropperful) twice daily until the epidemic is over. At the first sign that you may have been exposed or feel sick, start the “rush” treatment as described above.

If you don`t already have the Interferon for flu drops and would like to order them, e-mail our office at orders@coem.com or fax an order to (843) 572-1795 and we will send the extract via priority mail or overnight FedEx. (Please specify which form of shipment you would like.) A 10 cc bottle containing 100 to 200 doses of extract (1 to 2 drops per dose) costs $44.00 and is enough to treat two people for 7 to 10 days according to the acute infection instructions given above. If you don’t use all the extract now, simply refrigerate the bottle to use later on. Refrigerated extracts remain potent for at least 6 months.

In addition, your blood level of Vitamin D may be the critical factor as to whether you are at risk of getting the flu. Be sure you are taking 4000 IU of Vitamin D in the winter months. Influenza always occurs when our exposure to sunlight is minimal, which is in wintertime. Sunlight provides our main source of vitamin D and noontime sun is the optimal time for sun-exposed skin to synthesize Vitamin D. Fifteen minutes sun exposure is all you need if you have bare arms and legs.

If you have any questions, feel free to call our office at (843) 572-1600.

Allan Lieberman, M.D.

As always, please visit our website www.coem.com regularly to keep up-to-date
on new and exciting treatment protocols as well as to learn more about
the many products and services we offer.

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