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A Note from Thermographic Diagnostic Imaging 

COVID-19 has heightened our awareness surrounding basic precautions that everyone should be taking to stay healthy.
 
At Thermographic Diagnostic Imaging we are taking extra precautions and adhering to the highest standards of public safety.

We are still seeing patients in our Marlton office.
Many of our  satellite locations are also still operational and are also adhering 
to the strict guidelines of the CDC.  

Please be advised that if you are feeling ill, or have been around anyone feeling ill, please call the office to reschedule your appointment - we will help facilitate schedules as much as possible.
 
As always, we are committed to keeping a safe environment for all of our patients, clients, and staff. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.
 
Thank you,
Philip Getson, D.O. / Liesha Getson, B.C.T.T.

 

In this very unprecedented time of uncertainly there is a lot of fear around COVID-19 
and what our futures will look like. 
  
The people in my circle are for the most part taking it in stride.  
Yes, our lives have changed forever, but is that necessarily a bad thing?  
Could there be a silver lining amidst the uncertainty?  
 
The pause button on our lives has been hit and people are taking a much needed break. Many individuals are taking this time to reconnect with family, in many cases their immediate family.

Many are taking the opportunity to strengthen their meditation, prayer or yoga practice. 
Maybe gardening is your thing. The timing couldn't be better for that activity.  This could be a time to read those books you always looked at longingly but never had the time for. 
How about spring cleaning and de-cluttering?  I am seeing lots of items at the curb as families clean out their attics, garages and basements together. 

In my neighborhood I am meeting some of  my neighbors for the first time because everyone is out walking or biking.  Before the virus, everyone had their heads down looking down at the ground or at phones.  Now people are looking each other in the eye and greeting each other warmly and with concern. 
 It may be a small thing, but the effect has been transformative. 
 
We are in this together, we, our global family.  
The virus has shown us that we are all connected. 
Could it be that our families extend beyond those that we are related to by blood?  
Does our responsibility end with those living under our roof?
Would sharing resources as opposed to buying everything up and hoarding 
be the a better course of action?
 
And my big question: Why are so many people immune-compromised? What have we done to the health of planet and, in turn, our own health, that created the circumstance
 for COVID-19 to exist, and what can we do to turn the tide?
 
I know everyone is inundated and overwhelmed with information regarding COVID-19, so I tried to keep this brief,  highlighting some of suggestions, protocols, services and 
products  that I have found helpful.   
 
If you look at nothing else on this newsletter, I encourage to listen to Rich Roll's interview with Dr. Zach Bush, A Pandemic of Possibility. The link is below.

"Let's connect humans to be co-creative rather than consumptive.... I aspire that we emerge from this planetary wake up call not as victims, but empowered - armed with greater clarity to re-imagine and actualize a better, more sustainable, purposeful, intentional and fulfilling life experience for ourselves, our loved ones, future generations and frankly the world at large."   - Zach Bush, MD  

 
   I will take nothing for granted, I will make each moment count. 
I will count my blessings.
 
                            Liesha

 

Tips from the Center for Disease Control

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
 


The statements below have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. 
This newsletter is informational in nature and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 


Designs for Health Clinical Protocol for Acute Viral Infection
 
Designs for Health was founded in 1989 with a local team of nutritionists whose focus was to provide  nutrition counseling services for the support of a variety of health conditions. Designs for Health is committed to helping people from around the globe live greater-quality lives through nutrition. The success of this effort led to requests for a line of nutritional supplements designed by health care professionals.  Quality ingredients, efficacious doses and company integrity are a mainstay of the company's products.

Numerous viral agents are capable of causing acute, significant illness in patient  populations. Communicable pathogens can spread rapidly especially in vulnerable populations such as children and the elderly. When pro-dome appears, quick response and proactive measures can significantly influence severity and duration of infection, as well as reduce risk for transmission. 
 
A variety of herbs, botanicals, and nutrients possess robust antiviral properties, and can improve immune function in the presence of viral challenge. 

Basic preventive measures, such as those detailed below, as well as the application of targeted nutritional compounds provide defensive strategies for supporting immune response against acute infection. 

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Basic Preventive Measures

When a community virus strikes, some basic behavioral and barrier strategies are warranted.  Special care should be taken if people are traveling and have to be in the presence of a dense populations (ex. airports, planes, railways, public transportation, etc.) who may be from geographically disperse areas.

If the virus spreads by droplets, individuals should sneeze into the crook of their arm at the elbow, following up with hand sanitizer. Most common viruses are not viable outside of a living host (a few hours on average), however that still leaves a window for infection.

Masks are generally a wise idea, as they provide a basic physical barrier against the spread of communicable pathogens. Medical grade masks or N-95 rated masks are effective when used properly. With infection already present, individuals should rest, avoid contact with others, increase fluids (with meat and vegetable stocks, simply cooked fish and vegetables, cooked fruits and copious amounts of water). 

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Herbs, Nutrients, and Botanicals 

Garlic is in a family of plants noted to contain a protein lectin that has been shown to inhibit most common viruses. Fresh, crushed garlic appears to have some anti-infective effects in the mouth and throat, but also exhibits strong activity in the lungs. Onions and leeks also have this anti-viral protein. 1* 

Elderberry is a medicinal plant with a long tradition of use as an effective antiviral. As with garlic, some of elderberry's actions may be due to its ability to adhere to neuraminic acid on outer cellular membranes. Neuraminic acid is often used as a point of attack by viruses to attach to the cell using an enzyme they make called neuramididase, which allows them to drill through the outer cell membrane and access the intracellular space. Elderberry has been shown to block neuramidadase, making it potentially effective for many viruses. 2* 

One additional well-studied medicinal herb that may play an important role in mitigating the severity of viral infection is  Andrographis paniculata , which has an extensive research basis for supporting symptomatic relief of acute respiratory tract infections in adults. 3*   
 
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Therapeutic Diet and Nutrition Considerations  

A foundational dietary plan that emphasizes micro nutrients is essential to optimal 
immune system function:  

* Zinc - seafood, pumpkin seed, sea vegetables, and beans, lentils and legumes 

* Vitamin D - salmon, fatty fish, egg yolks, cheese (if tolerable), mushrooms

 * Vitamin C - oranges, papayas, strawberries, kiwi, organic leafy green vegetables
 (spinach, bok choy, kale), broccoli, bell peppers 

* Vitamin A - liver, cod liver oil, mackerel, salmon; beta-carotene: sweet potato, winter squash, kale, collards, carrots 

* Vitamin E: Almonds and other nuts, seeds, leafy green vegetables, avocados.

* Consumption of fresh garlic - crush garlic and wait up to 60 seconds to enhance formation of allicin 

* During active viral infection, maintain adequate hydration 

* Reduce or eliminate dietary sugar & alcohol intake 

* Optimize omega-3 fatty acid composition of diet to support patient anti-inflammatory status 

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 

If you are interested in learning more about the Designs for Health Acute Viral Infection Protocol or to schedule a Holistic Health Coaching session please contact 
Liesha Getson,  at Thermographic Diagnostic Imaging/Health through Awareness 
at 856-596-5834. Coaching sessions are available by phone or Skype.
 
 
Lifestyle recommendations to boost your immune system
 
 
Get plenty of sleep - Your body needs sleep in order to function properly, and most of us aren't getting enough of it! Put down the phone (and other blue-light producing screens), go to bed at a consistent time each night, and do your best to get at least 8 hours a night. 
 
If you're having trouble falling asleep, try sipping some valerian root tea, meditating before bedtime, or running a white noise machine in the background. 
 
Get plenty of exercise -  When you move your body, amazing things happen! Stress hormones drop, your lymph system gets going, and your body's white blood cells circulate more rapidly. Studies show that exercise boosts your T-cells (the "killer" cells that attack invaders) and reduces inflammation-causing cytokines.
 
Can't go to the gym? Walking for 30 minutes outside is a wonderful way to get not just exercise, but fresh air and vitamin D from the sun. If it's not nice outside, try streaming an exercise program on TV. It doesn't take hours of weight training to reap the benefits of exercise... you just need to be moving every day!
 
Reduce stress -  Easier said than done... but, if you're getting sleep and exercise you're off to a good start. Prayer, meditation, and doing a frequent "check-in" with yourself all can go a long way towards reducing stress.

Laugh -  A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after. Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease.

Listen to music - Studies have shown that music can buoy your mood and fend off depression. It can also improve blood flow in ways similar to statins, lower your levels of stress-related hormones like cortisol and ease pain.
 
Stop - Make a point to stop frequently during the day and ask yourself, "how am I feeling right now?" If you're feeling stressed, take that opportunity to spend a few minutes breathing deeply, listening to music, or doing something that calms you down.
 
Eat well -  The right food helps build your immune system... the wrong food tears it down. Avoid processed foods, sugar, and things that contain ingredients you can't pronounce. Instead, eat a variety of fresh, colorful fruits and vegetables. Buy organic and grass-fed meat when you can, and avoid products that contain hormones and antibiotics.
 
These are some things you can start doing today that will give your immune system a healthy boost. As always, check with your medical professional before making big changes to your lifestyle, exercise routine, or diet.
 
Now is the perfect time to start healthy habits that last a lifetime. 
 
They say it only takes 3 weeks to form a habit, so if you start today, in 21 days these lifestyle tweaks will be second nature...
 
... and your immune system will thank you!
 
 
                  The Supplements Today Team  
 
 
Check Out This Immune-Boosting Soup Recipe:
 
 
Mushrooms - the soup is made in a mushroom broth (simmering mushrooms for an hour+) and mushrooms are a power food that contains Ergothioneine, a powerful antioxidant that helps to eliminate free radicals. They're also a powerful source of Vitamin D.
 
Coconut Oil - contains two important anti-viral compounds, lauric acid and caprylic acid. Together these help ward off bacterial and viral infections.
 
Garlic - eating garlic can actually boost the number of virus-fighting T-cells in your bloodstream. It also contains allicin which converts to allicin, which is believed to be the major antibacterial compound in garlic.
 
Turmeric - probably best known for its ability to fight inflammation, turmeric contains a powerful antioxidant called curcumin which is responsible for this decrease in inflammation that is oftentimes found to be related to various illnesses.
 
Bok Choy - it is very high in Vitamin A, which is essential for a properly functioning immune system, while also containing high amounts of vitamin C, an antioxidant that shields the body from free radicals.
 
Kale - I don't even know where to begin with the powerhouse that is kale. It's packed full of iron, which is essential for your body working at its ultimate level, along with being a great source of vitamins and antioxidants. When they say "eat your kale", EAT YOUR KALE!
 

Ingredients
  • 1 T coconut oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 1 lb shitake mushrooms
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 12 cups water
  • 4 heads baby bok choy, bottoms chopped off
  • 1/2 head kale, chopped
  • optional: 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
Yield:   6-8 bowls 1x

Instructions
  1. Chop off the bottom of the stem from your mushrooms and discard. Separate stems from tops and slice tops and remaining stem if necessary, into large pieces. You will only discard the very bottom of the stems, not the full stems as they contain many nutritional benefits!
  2. Heat up coconut oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  3. Add onions and saute for 5 minutes or until translucent.
  4. Add in garlic and cook for 1 more minute.
  5. Add in celery and mushrooms and saute for about 10 minutes or until mushrooms have wilted.
  6. Add in spices (including ginger, if using) and water and bring to a boil.
  7. Then let simmer, covered for 1 hour or as long as you want (the longer you leave, the better!)
  8. Add bok choy and kale in the last 10 minutes of cooking to wilt.
  9. Serve warm or store for up to 1 week in the refrigerator.


                                      Excerpted from The Healthy Maven newsletter 1/10/18


A Pandemic of Possibility: Zach Bush, MD | Rich Roll Podcast
A Pandemic of Possibility: Zach Bush, MD | Rich Roll Podcast

"Let's connect humans to be co-creative rather than consumptive.... I aspire that we emerge from this planetary wake up call not as victims, but empowered - armed with greater clarity to re-imagine and actualize a better, more sustainable, purposeful, intentional and fulfilling life experience for ourselves, our loved ones, future generations and frankly the world at large."   - Zach Bush, MD  
 
Several of my patients told me about Dr. Zachary Bush and the work he was doing.   I listened to his first three interviews on YouTube with Rich Roll, and they were mind blowing. I highly recommend them!  
The above is his latest interview. 

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 Stress Weakens your Immune System. 

While doing some research about him, I came across a product called ION Gut Health, (formerly RESTORE).  I didn't realize at the time that he was the founder and CEO of ION Biome. My family, myself and many of our patients are taking the product.  It is safe for children and pets also.
Everyone taking ION Biome has reported an overall feeling of well-being.
 
 
ION Gut Health promotes gut well-being.  Maintaining gut balance is vital to overall health, as much as the body's immune system is in your gut lining.  Heavily processed foods, GMO's, gluten and environmental factors such as herbicides and animal antibiotics reduce the healthy bacteria in your digestive tract.  These factors can have an impact on the immune system and overall health. ION Biome Gut Health's proprietary Terrahydrite was developed by a team of world renowned scientists and leading physicians to support the integrity of your intestinal walls.  This creates a stable environment where good gut bacteria can grow and thrive, helping you to promote immune system function and supporting optimal well-being. 
 
ION Biome Gut Health (Formerly RESTORE) works at the gut lining, where 70% of your immune system resides, to strengthen your barrier function and defend against environmental toxins  

ION Gut Health is a gut-strengthening, brain boosting mineral supplement
sourced from 60 million year old soil that naturally supports microbiome balance.
The active ingredient, Terrahydrite, has been shown to support the integrity of tight junctions in the gut lining, even in the face of damage from toxins such as glyphosate.
ION Gut Health goes beyond other supplements to support your well being at a foundational level.  By laying that foundation with ION Gut Health, you aren't just supplementing, you're supporting.

ION Biome is available at TDI's main office in Marlton.

  Click on the images below for more by Rich Roll and Zach Bush, MD:
 
Food Independence & Planetary Evolution: Zach Bush, MD | Rich Roll Podcast
Food Independence & Planetary Evolution
Transcend Your Story: Zach Bush, MD | Rich Roll Podcast
Transcend Your Story
GMOs, Glyphosate & Gut Health: Zach Bush, MD | Rich Roll Podcast
GMOs, Glyphosate & Gut Health


Just a little disclaimer... Dr. Bush and Rich Roll cover some pretty heavy -  
but very important - subject matter.



This collection of FREE Stress and Anxiety Tapping Meditations will help you release your anxiety so you can support your immune system, feel more at peace, and empowered to take any steps necessary to protect yourself.  

 
Tapping, also known as EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), is a powerful holistic healing technique that has been proven to effectively resolve a range of issues. It is based on the combined principles of ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology.  
 
The basic Tapping technique requires you to focus on a negative emotion at hand - a fear, a worry, a bad memory, an unresolved problem, or anything that's bothering you. While maintaining your mental focus on this issue, you use your fingertips to tap 5-7 times on 9 specific meridian points of the body. Tapping on these meridian endpoints, while verbally or mentally addressing the root cause of distress, sends a calming signal from the body to the brain, allowing you to feel relaxed and in control. 
 
Nick Ortner, of the Tapping Solution, has collected some premium meditations and made them part of a free Coronavirus Stress and Anxiety collection. They include topics such as:

"Feeling Safe and Secure"
"From Fear and Worry to Peace"
"Sleep Support: Quiet My Racing Mind"
"Stop a Panic Attack"
"Tap and Breathe"
"I'm Stressed About the World"
"I'm Stressed About My Health"
"Instant Boost of Healing"

...And more. Visit the website here, download the app, and enjoy these free Guided Tapping Meditations to bring relief to the stress in your life.  
 

 
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Disclaimer:  These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The information in this newsletter is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The contents of this newsletter are based upon the opinions and research of Liesha Getson and Health Through Awareness, unless otherwise noted. Individual articles are based upon the opinions of the respective author, who retains copyright as marked. The information in this newsletter is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from the research and experience of Liesha Getson and Health Through Awareness. You are encouraged to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.

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