This issue of Pacific Naturopathic Newsletter is perhaps the most important and relevant one we have ever written.
Sound overly dramatic? Not so. What we discuss here in this newsletter affects all of us, now, in our every moment. Simply put, safeguard your health and the health of your loved ones by following up and acting on the information we offer this month.
This issue of Pacific Naturopathic Newsletter is totally influenced by a 3-day conference we attended on Electromagnetic Frequencies (EMFs) last week.
The conference had such a profound effect on us that we are still pondering how to approach remediation of our home and office. This month we present the challenges we all face. Next month we will discuss approaches to maintain staying healthy as these challenges intensify with ever-new technology.
Dr. Connie leads off with a perspective on the immensity of the situation we face and asks the questions we will need to answer; Dr. Marcel discusses his takeaway from just
one speaker at the conference. There were 20 more who were just as academically qualified and evidence-based in their presentations; Dr. Connie then writes about electrosensitivity and reminds us that we are all (especially those in utero and children) influenced by electromagnetic frequencies -- some of us much more than others.
Readers who think that electromagnetic frequencies have no harmful effects on humans and other creatures, Dr. Connie gave me a quote to use, although she cannot remember the source:
"A new theory first is attacked as absurd: but then it is admitted to be true, but obvious and insignificant: finally it is seen to be so important that the adversaries claim that they themselves observed it."
A couple of other items in this issue of note...
Glutathione -- the liver just doesn't make enough of it to deal with modern life. This short article will quickly make you yearn for glutathione. As an aside, more and more people are coming in to our infusion center for glutathione infusions. The infusions take about five to ten minutes. They can be done alone or after a Myers Cocktail.
Enviroklenz -- We have located what we think is the best air purifier on the market and are negotiating with the factory for a bulk order. Scroll down for details. Please note that the deadline for ordering will be October 15.
If you are not ready to order, we will have another bulk order next year.
Also in this issue, from our acupuncture practitioner, Anandini writes delightfully on ways of safeguarding our vision; and Jane offers insight into the profoundly positive effects of hypnosis in achieving and maintaining good
Hernandez Center for Adjunctive Cancer Care
articles include a discussion of studies linking cell phone radiation with cancer; the hazards posed by wi-fi and a study on how frying oil worsened colon cancer and colitis.
Finally.... Our patients love our I
onic Detox Foot Bath. Scroll down
to discover how to receive sessions in our office.
Note: No Myers
Cocktail Saturday in September.
May all beings be healthy and happy!
Dr. Connie, Dr. Marcel, Dr. Sage, Jane H. and your health care team
at Pacific Naturopathic and the
Hernandez Center for Adjunctive Cancer Care
Dr. Connie Muses on a
n Inconvenient Truth:
by Connie Hernandez, ND
I was surprised when a close friend somewhat scornfully cautioned us to beware of the probability of a one-sided perspective being offered at the conference we were planning to attend on the physiologic effect of non-ionizing electromagnetic frequencies (electrical, magnetic, dirty and radio frequencies). From our perspective, we were looking to understand a culturally disruptive story that only now is entering into a skeptical mainstream consciousness.
The conference was held at the 1440 Multiversity, located deep in the redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Attendees included international experts, writers and researchers, medical doctors, folks suffering from electro hypersensitivity, building biologists, companies offering diagnostic meters and other testing and shielding devices.
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Find out more about Dr. Connie's work
Electromagnetic Fields: More Profound Physiological Effects Than I Ever Imagined
by Marcel Hernandez, ND
As Dr. Connie has mentioned, we recently attended a three-day conference on health and Electromagnetic fields (EMFs).
I must admit that I entered the conference with a bias. Perhaps it was more of a denial than a bias.
For years, I have suspected that EMFs might pose a significant danger to health.
I largely ignored the evidence because like most people, I depend on technology for business, research, entertainment, communication with loved ones and much more. Plus, many of the critics of EMFs were folks who seemed to decry technology in general.
It was also extremely inconvenient to think about how technology might play a part in the avalanche of cancer, depression, anxiety, insomnia, immune disorders and many other chronic illnesses that we were dealing with in our medical practice. Inconvenient because we didn't know how to unravel the mechanism of action of the condition we were treating. But that has changed.
Read the rest of the article HERE
Upgrade Your Old Air Purifier:
*** We're buying two of these units for ourselves and putting together a bulk buying discount for our patients!
We are very often asked for our opinion about
the best home/office air purifier on the market.
For years we have recommended a high-quality HEPA filtering unit to deal with VOCs, mold spores, dust, pollens and other gases and particulate matter found in home and office. In fact, in the past we even put together bulk ordering discounts for our patients.
Keep reading and we will come to what we have discovered about air filtering units, the unit we recommend, and plans for a bulk order that will bring our patients the unit at a discount better than anything found on-line.
What exactly are VOCs?
olatile Organic Compounds are organic chemicals that have a high vapor pressure at ordinary room temperature. ... VOCs
are numerous, varied, and ubiquitous. They include both human-made and naturally occurring chemical compounds. Most scents or odors are of VOCs
Volatile organic chemicals or compounds, or VOCs, evaporate at room temperature from some solids and liquids, lowering your indoor air quality.
The EPA states clearly and succinctly:"
Volatile Organic Compounds are extremely hazardous. VOCs cause eye, nose and throat irritation, frequent headaches, nausea, and can also damage the liver, kidney and central nervous system."
Indoor pollution is definitely a contributing factor to many chronic health conditions we see in our office. Note in the FDA's comment that the symptoms and conditions it mentions all can be associated with fatigue, foggy brain syndrome, irritability, anxiety, impaired immune systems, depression and more.
The good news is that unless a severe chronic condition has taken hold, most indoor pollution symptoms are reversible.
There is a simple, comprehensive, low maintenance approach to reduce indoor pollution in your home and office.
Next, purchase an effective filtering unit....
this is what we have discovered:
A HEPA air filtering unit with charcoal and particulate matter filters cleans the air by capturing particles in their filters. But the particles in the filters remain biologically active and when the filter is full, molds and other particles can escape into the environment. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), says, "
Studies show that indoor air
pollution caused by a dirty air filter can
trigger allergic reactions and sinus congestion in those with allergies to animals, pollen and mold."
So, we are retiring the old filter units
that we have used in our office and home for years
and switching to the EnviroKlenz filtering unit. Here's why.
The EnviroKlenz Air Cartridge
contains the company's patented earth mineral technology which works through a process of destructive adsorption of the chemical odors and VOC's.
As the polluted air comes into contact with the EnviroKlenz earth minerals, it absorbs, neutralizes, and breaks down the chemical compound. The minerals used are zinc oxide, magnesium oxide and titanium dioxide.
An ultra-fine, fiber medium captures microscopic particles to remove at least 99.97% (9,997 out of 10,000) of particles 0.3-microns in diameter from the air passing through the filter.
(The manufacturer recommends replacing the unit's HEPA filter every 2-3 years and the mineral imbued cartridges every six months.)
Pacific Naturopathic Bulk Order lowers the retail price by $100.
filtering unit we are purchasing retails from the company for $699. With a large enough bulk order, we can offer the unit for $599 plus tax. The units will be shipped to our office, so there will be no additional shipping charge when picked up at our office.
The EnviroKlenz company has also agreed to provide
three additional cartridges, a $300 value,
at no additional cost, for each unit purchased.
Participating in the bulk order is easy.
Just phone (or stop by) our office with your credit card information. We will phone you once your unit arrives. Deadline for orders is October 15.
If you don't order this time, don't worry. We'll offer this again sometime next year.
Meanwhile, check out the EnviroKlenz filtering unit web site:
Anandini Wadera, L.Ac.
Three simple things you can do to protect your eyes!
1. Brew yourself a cup of chrysanthemum tea. Chrysanthemum flower, in Chinese Medicine, cools the body and while both nourishing with its sweetness and draining extra heat with its bitter flavor. The flower "Calms the Liver and Clears the Eyes," which means it addresses dry, itchy swollen eyes that may also be red, and helps with floaters and blurry vision. If you notice that your eyes bother even more at the end of a stressful day, this tea is the one to choose because it helps regulate your Liver Qi.
2. LED lights may be harming your vision more than you think. While this is still quite controversial, more recent studies indicate this energy saving bulb may cause damage to the retina, and even more so to the macula, potentially contributing to the incidence rate of Macular Degeneration. I encourage people to switch out as many of their LED lights as they can, but specifically the ones they use the most; for some this is their bedside table lamp, for others this is their kitchen lights.
Eat a healthy source of fish oil and omega 3 fatty acids. These omega 3 fatty acids help replenish the lipid layers in your body, and specifically, your eyes (this is a shout out for those of you with dry eye syndrome!) as well as nourish your brain. Many people do not realize how linked brain health is to eye health, but 3 of our Cranial Nerves are vison related. So, try to eat some sustainably caught sardines and mackerel, or choose a cleanly sourced fish oil supplement.
Happy health, happy vision!
To schedule with Anandini, please contact her directly at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 650-922-1129
Visit Anandini's web site: http://anandiniwadera.com
What to think, what to do re electrosensitivity?
by Dr. Connie Hernandez
Environmental medicine can be overwhelming and anxiety provoking. People are suffering from chemosensitivity, electrosensitvity, gluten sensitivity, mold sensitivity, Lyme Disease. All of these can create constellations of worrisome symptoms. A significant number of people now limit their lifestyle choices to the point of anxiety syndromes and other sickness due to the very idea that they themselves have these conditions. Indeed, people with extreme sensitivities must go to extreme measures to be well.
But, as I pointed out in musings, some people are not ostensibly sensitive or reactive, others have moderate sensitivity, and some have extreme sensitivity to environmental and dietary factors. A person with severe asthma set off by forest fire smoke may be literally housebound for days, while others might suffer a cough or headache, but are able to venture forth. Severe mold sensitivity genetically afflicts about a quarter of the population and necessitates truly drastic avoidance and treatment, while other people may simply have various irksome symptoms.
Read rest of article HERE
Hypnosis - A Hidden Power for Healing
Jane Hernandez, CCHT
We have learned that the body is designed to heal itself. Of course, we have witnessed that when noting the gradual healing of a cut on a finger. And on a larger scale, the recovery from a major surgery. Even though the healing is automatic, when hypnosis is used before the surgery, the whole process is optimized - there is less blood and less anesthesia used during the surgery and a faster recovery.
How does this work?
When the subconscious mind is focused on a specific part or system in the body, more of the body's resources will go there.
Of course, it depends on the client's openness to the process and how severe the physical problem is. It's always worth trying because there are no side effects, and it doesn't do any damage.
O READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE, CLICK
For more information about Jane Hernandez and her work, click
Jane is available on Thursdays at Pacific Naturopathic office in Mountain View.
Schedule directly with her at 510-676-1460
Dr. Connie and Dr. Marcel...
For Sale in our clinic...
Expanded Unique Healthy Product Section in Our Clinic:
Perfect for Gifts and Self-Care
We are absolutely
delighted to offer a selection of unique healthy products,
most of which are not available anywhere else in the Bay Area.
For a complete list of special products available in our little boutique, click
Glutathione: You've heard of it,
so here are the facts:
(Dr. Connie's comments:)
oted in Musings, chemosensitivity, radiofrequency sensitivity, Lyme Disease, and other multisystemic chronic conditions all have in common oxidative stress and the formation of free radicals in the body. Oxidative stress leads to mitochondrial damage, cancer, Alzheimers, Type 2 diabetes, aging and more.
Nutrients such as C, E and alpha lipoic acid are powerful antioxidants, but are destabilized after fulfilling their antioxidant functions. Glutathione restabilizes these nutrients. Glutathione is the body's master antioxidant. It is protective of immune cells, aids detoxification in the liver, slows aging, allows the body to rebuild and repair.
For these and other reasons, we offer Glutathione I.V.s in our office, often after a after Myer's Cocktail but also by itself. Patients report increased sensory awareness and feeling refreshed after a glutathione IV.
Intravenous Glutathione is our most powerful way to introduce glutathione into the body, though we do also use oral liposomal glutathione (available in our office), and oral N Acetyl Cysteine (NAC), which is a precursor to glutathione.
CLICK HERE FOR AN EXCELLENT Q&A FACT SHEET ON GLUTATHIONE
Please phone 650-961-1660 for more information.
Foot Baths in Our Office!
For years we resisted this form of therapy thinking it too woo-woo for our patients. Then the manufacturer showed us before and after heavy metal testing results performed on foot bath patients. We were impressed!
|Dr. Connie experiences ionic foot bath at a conference
How long are the sessions?
Sessions last 30 to 45 minutes. Patients can just sit and relax, read or doze during the session.
What will a person experience?
Nothing except a warm water foot soak during treatment. Afterward, people may experience a pleasant tingling sensation in the feet. Most people also experience a deep relaxation effect and for some, better sleep. Often people experience more energy and alertness and a clearing of brain fog.
How often should a person receive treatment?
Any detoxification program has a cumulative effect with repeated treatments. However, each individual session provides benefits. We offer discount packages for people who desire sustained positive effects. Ideally, people should receive three treatments a week separated by one or two days.
What times are available for treatment?
Any time the office is open.
How much do treatments cost?
Single Session: $50
6 Session Package: $255 ($42.50 per treatment, a 15% discount)
12 Session Package: $480 ($40 per treatment, a 20% discount)
* Package purchases must be paid at the time of scheduling.
For a deeper discussion of the science behind the foot bath, click
Miso Soup and Protection from Radiation
Made from naturally fermented soybeans, rice or barley, miso is a superior source of usable whole protein, aids digestion and assimilation, is low in fats, has a wonderful salty flavor, promotes health and helps neutralize environmental pollution including radiation.
It was observed that the Japanese who ate miso everyday did not die from radiation-induced cancer after the bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The observed effect of miso as a cancerostatic agent was further confirmed in a recent study in Japan.
Miso contains a phytochemical called genistein that scientists have discovered performs the almost miraculous feat of cutting off blood flow to cancerous tumors, thus suffocating them. This incredible process, called anti-angiogenesis, is thought by many cancer experts to be an ideal form of cancer therapy, one that attacks the cancer cells but leaves normal cells alone. Miso is rich in friendly bacteria, which aids digestion.
There are many ways to make Miso, all of the recipes very simple. Choose the recipe that resonates with your palate
Breast Thermography at
- thermography offers a radiation-free alternative to monitoring breast health -
As most of us are aware, mammograms utilize x-rays to evaluate breast health. Mammograms are at times necessary, and we do recommend them when signs and symptoms or thermographic findings indicate the need for clarification.
Many women object to radiating their breasts on an annual basis in the hopes of an earlier diagnosis of breast disease.
Breast thermograms offer a radiation free alternative to monitoring breast health, and can detail physiologic changes which indicate disruption to breast health. If the reports are equivocal, we move to mammograms or MRIs. Indicated use of these technologies, as opposed to routine use, makes sense in terms of protecting our bodies from unnecessary radiation.
Breast thermography is offered on most Wednesdays at Pacific Naturopathic.
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|Dr. Connie and Dr. Marcel sat on this bench
waiting for the Perseid meteor shower to begin.
Finding yourself in need of a quiet space in which you might restore your outer self through communion with nature, and re-experience the peace and calmness of your deep inner Self?
Grounding to the energy of the earth is a powerful antidote to pervasive environmental electrosmog. At Pacific Naturopathic Retreat Center, you can dew walk on the grounds in the morning. WiFi doesn't reach the field or the far end of the property, and your cell phone will likely not work there either. (There is a landline at the View House where you would be staying, and an accessible WiFi connection.) The Waipio Valley is just 4 miles down the road, and you can enjoy the sand and surf, and bathe in the energies of the sun and the wind and the water, as well as those of the earth.
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Isn't it time you treated yourself to a magical experience?
Come, enjoy, rejuvenate and reinvent yourself.
A Break From
"Matters of Consequence"
The Hernandez Center for Adjunctive Cancer Care
News and Commentary on Cancer Topics
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What We Offer
for Adjunctive Cancer Care
There is light in the darkness
Our cancer patients often ask us to give them an estimate of the effectiveness of therapy at the Hernandez Center for Adjunctive Cancer Care. We respond that
our entire focus is on helping our patients stay healthy, upbeat and positive.
The truth is that the botanical and nutritional therapies we offer
intravenous vitamin C), although 'adjunctive' in nature, have powerful documented actions in decreasing inflammation, reducing tumor load and attacking cancer stem cells.
Our mind/body approaches are focused on transformation of experience. And our bodywork approaches help reduce muscular pain, resolve lymph drainage problems and relieve stress.
The hope we offer is not that of a miraculous cure,
although we are definitely open to miracles,
but the hope of a life lived to the fullest in dignity
and understanding, for however long that may be.
New Studies Link
Cell Phone Radiation with Cancer
Does cell phone radiation cause cancer? New studies show a correlation in lab rats, but the evidence may not resolve ongoing debates over causality or whether any effects arise in people.
The ionizing radiation given off by sources such as x-ray machines and the sun boosts cancer risk by shredding molecules in the body. But the non-ionizing radio-frequency (RF) radiation that cell phones and other wireless devices emit has just one known biological effect: an ability to heat tissue by exciting its molecules.
Still, evidence advanced by the studies shows prolonged exposure to even very low levels of RF radiation, perhaps by mechanisms other than heating that remain unknown, makes rats uniquely prone to a rare tumor called a schwannoma, which affects a type of neuron (or nerve cell) called a Schwann cell.
Wi-Fi is an important threat to human health
by Martin L. Pall
Repeated Wi-Fi studies show that Wi-Fi causes oxidative stress, sperm/testicular damage, neuropsychiatric effects including EEG changes, apoptosis, cellular DNA damage, endocrine changes, and calcium overload. Each of these effects are also caused by exposures to other
EMFs, with each such effect being documented in from 10 to 16 reviews.
Frying oil consumption worsened colon cancer and colitis in mice, study shows
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Foods fried in vegetable oil are popular worldwide, but research about the health effects of this cooking technique has been largely inconclusive and focused on healthy people. For the first time, UMass Amherst food scientists set out to examine the impact of frying oil consumption on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and colon cancer, using animal models.
FOR REST OF ARTICLE, CLICK
Other I.V. Therapies Offered at Pacific Naturopathic and the Hernandez Center
--I.V. therapy is not just for cancer patients--
Many people have already heard about intravenous vitamin C as a complementary cancer therapy to help stimulate the immune system as well as being directly cytotoxic to cancer cells. This is the most common therapy we use at the Hernandez Center for our cancer patients.
But intravenous therapy is not just for cancer patients.
More than half of our IV patients come for various
"cocktails" to help them ward off infections and optimize their health. We offer a number of individualized versions of the famous "Myers Cocktail." Read about the Myers Cocktail HERE
Other cocktails we offer promote brain health, assist the liver in its detoxification efforts, relieve the symptoms of chronic fatigue, help reduce stress, bring rapid relief from sinusitis, colds and flus, address immune system disorders, slow the progression of macular degeneration, reduce chronic pain and fibromyalgia and many other conditions.
Who Would Benefit from IV Vitamin Therapies?
Although anyone could benefit from IV therapy, people with the following health concerns especially benefit from IV therapies:
- Advanced Aging
- Alzheimer's disease
- Autoimmune disorders
- Before and after surgery
- Cancer treatment
- Cancer prevention
- Chron's Disease
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
- Chronic Pain
- Colds and Flus, both preventive and acute treatment
- Congestive heart failure
- Enhanced athletic performance
- Environmental toxicity
- Fatigue or lethargy
- Fatty Liver
- General health maintenance
- Hangover recovery
- Heart disease
- Heavy metal toxicity
- High blood pressure
- Immune system disorders
- Inflammatory conditions
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Joint Replacement candidates
- Liver detoxification
- Low functioning immune systems
- Lyme disease
- Macular degeneration
- Malabsorption syndrome
- Migraine headaches
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson's disease
- Peripheral vascular disease
- Post Stroke
- Post trauma/post surgical wound healing
- Prior to important events, meetings or travel
- Respiratory infections
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Serotonin increase in the brain
- Times when one cannot afford to be tired or Ill
- Ulcerative colitis
- Viral infections
- And More...
Check out our IV web site at www.IntravenousTherapies.com
For more information or to set up an appointment, please contact us at the Hernandez Center at (650) 917-1121. A lot more information can be found at www.IntravenousTherapies.com
The Hernandez Center
for Adjunctive Cancer Care
1580 W. El Camino Real, Suite 7
Mountain View, CA 94040