June 20, 2020
Introducing Dr. Gene Clerkin of Monadnock Natural Health
Privileged to be practicing here in Keene, New Hampshire, I am surrounded with some fabulous colleagues in the world of natural health. One of them is...

Dr. Gene Clerkin

Dr. Gene is a Doctor of Chiropractic certified in Spinal Network Analysis and is a practitioner of Advanced Clinical Nutrition.

A few months ago, Dr. Gene approached me, Drs. Tecia and Matt Abatelli of Cheshire Wellness Center, and Allison Millar, LAc, of Basic Balance of Keene with the idea of coming together as a collective for the purpose of integrating and sharing natural health information with our community. We formed the Proactive Health Collective of Keene (PHCK) and began holding weekly one-hour long webinars focusing on a chosen topic each Friday morning at 11 am.

We have been having a lot of fun doing this, but each time we do, I am more and more eager to learn more about what each of these wonderful colleagues do, how they came to want to do what they do, and why they do what they do.

Dr. Gene uses a technique in his practice called Nutrition Response Testing (NRT). It is fascinating. I want to know more about this, how it can be used to help bring understanding about what might be going on in a person's picture of health, and how that understanding goes on to bring insight for individuals when it comes to optimizing their health.

Dr. Gene has his own inspiring personal health story that guided him in this direction, and he will be sharing that with us today, as well.

Tune in at noon - just after the top of news hour we will begin.

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Take this opportunity, as well, to call in and ask Dr. Gene your health questions.

Other items of interest to me this week...
Guggul, a useful plant medicine
Vitamin K and Covid?
COVID-19, which may cause blood clotting degradation of elastic fibers in your lungs, may be positively influenced by vitamin K, known for its role in blood clotting

Vitamin K plays a role in coagulation, leading researchers to suggest that vitamin K levels may be low in people with severe COVID-19

A study found COVID-19 patients with unfavorable outcomes had significantly higher levels of dp-ucMGP, indicating low vitamin K, compared to those with less severe disease
"But what if I'm taking blood thinners?"

Don't stop your medication without speaking with your physician, but I've talked recently about the use of the proteolytic enzymes Serrapeptase and Nattokinase as healthy replacements for blood thinners that also provide a host of other health benefits.

It is really terrible to have to restrict your Vitamin K intake, and people on warfarin blood thinners have a higher rate of heart attack because Vitamin K is necessary to move the calcium from the arteries to the bones. If you look at the food list below, I have to wonder what people who have to restrict Vitamin K in the diet actually CAN eat.

There are better ways!
Top Food Sources of Vitamin K
  1. Kale
  2. Spinach
  3. Turnip greens
  4. Dandelion greens
  5. Mustard greens
  6. Swiss chard 
  7. Brussels sprouts 
  8. Spring onions (scallions)
  9. Cabbage
  10. Beef liver
  11. Kiwi
  12. Chicken breast
  13. Broccoli 
  14. Avocado
  15. Blackberries
  16. Blueberries
  17. Natto
  18. Prunes
  19. Soft cheese
  20. Kidney beans
  21. Pine nuts
  22. Pomegranate
  23. Cashews
  24. Ground beef
  25. Grass-fed butter
Vitamin K-rich Recipes
Our Proactive Health Collective of Keene
Becky Montrone

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