Exercise and Good Health

Exercise is on everyone’s mind in the New Year. Gyms are packed, my wife is jogging and everyone is making resolutions to get healthier. No matter your fitness level, you can benefit from daily exercise. Our bodies are designed to move. Like many of you, I have resolved to improve my personal health by starting an exercise program.

Physical movement done with the intention of improving health (exercise) is a fundamental necessity for human health.

➢ Exercise moves our lymphatic fluid, the liquid that carries immune cells and eliminates cellular waste. Unlike blood, which is pumped throughout the body by the heart, the circulation of lymphatic fluid is entirely dependent on skeletal muscle contraction.

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Andropause or Male Menopause

Most everyone is familiar with the term menopause, which refers to the end of a woman’s reproductive years. What some people don’t know is that men also go through a similar transition, known as andropause or male menopause, during their later years. In both cases, the transition is associated with hormone deficiencies and tends to coincide with other age-related declines. Fortunately, appropriate hormone treatment generally provides symptom relief, and also tends to delay other age-related illnesses or conditions.

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Hypothyroidism

By: Javier Manrique NMD, CCT
The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland located in the neck, right below the Adam’s apple. Hormones produced by the thyroid determine the rate of energy production in each one of our cells. Therefore, the thyroid can be thought of as the master control gland for our body’s metabolism. Proper levels of thyroid hormones are necessary for the health of every tissue and organ system in the human body.

When the thyroid is unhealthy, the effects on the rest of the body are profound. Below are the classic symptoms of low thyroid function, hypothyroidism, and of an overactive thyroid gland, hyperthyroidism.

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What is Anti-Aging Medicine?

Most people in our society believe that physical and mental decline are inevitable as we age. It is common to hear well meaning family, friends, and even physicians say that we’d “better get used to chronic pain, fatigue, memory loss, weight gain, etc. because you’re getting older”. (Pick your symptom to fill in the blank.) Anti-aging medicine is a medical specialty based on the fact that the physical and mental degeneration commonly attributed to aging is preventable and, in many cases, even reversible.  With the help of a knowledgeable doctor, one can optimize their health through nutrition, exercise, detoxification, hormonal balancing, and other anti-aging therapies.

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Diabetes Can Be Prevented and Cured Naturally

By Javier Manrique NMD

Diabetes is responsible for 60% of all non-traumatic limb amputations.

The prevalence of diabetes is rising steadily by about 5% every year.  More people are suffering from diabetes than ever before.  In the United States, there are 25.8 million diabetics, and an additional 79 million people who have pre-diabetes.  This means that 1/3 of the US population is either diabetic or is likely to develop diabetes within the next ten years.  It is important to know what your risk is for developing diabetes.  This serious disease can be effectively treated and prevented with natural medicine.

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What is Chelation Therapy?

By Javier Manrique NMD

Chelation is the only recognized medical treatment that safely and effectively removes toxic metals from the human body.  The chelating agent, ethylenediaminetetraaceticacid (EDTA) has been used intravenously since the early 1950’s as an antidote for acute heavy metal poisoning.

Acute heavy metal poisoning is much less commonplace today than it was in the days of leaded gasoline and lead paint.  Unfortunately, we are all still exposed to low levels of heavy metals on a daily basis.  Modern sources of mercury exposure are: coal burning power plants, seafood, dental amalgams, and vaccinations.  Lead comes from dust in older homes, ammunition, plumbing solder, and cosmetics such as red lipstick.  Modern science has shown us that there is no safe level of lead or mercury exposure.  The harmful effects of chronic, low level exposure to heavy metals on all body systems are cumulative and real.  Blood lead levels of as low as 0.10 umol/L have been associated with an increased likelihood of stroke, heart attack, and all cause mortality.

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Infrared Mammography: Safe & Painless Breast Screening

By Javier Manrique NMD

Infrared Mammography is a unique breast  imaging tool used in conjunction with clinical breast exam and traditional imaging techniques for detecting breast cancer. It is used in detecting and monitoring benign breast lesions and evaluating the effectiveness of treatments aimed at improving breast health.  It works by measuring heat emissions that correspond to the physiologic activity of the tissue being studied.  There is:

– No Radiation

– No Compression

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Understanding the limitations of laboratory reference ranges

Most patients and doctors mistakenly believe that a laboratory’s reference range defines the “normal range” of a particular measured lab value within a population of healthy individuals.  Any value within the normal range should be normal for a healthy person and any value above or below the reference range should be abnormal for a healthy person.

In reality, reference ranges define something else entirely: they merely represent the lab values of 95% of the patients who are tested by the lab.  Reference ranges vary from lab to lab and change over time as new patients are added to the sample and as different diseases become more prevalent in the general population.

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KB

I have suffered from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Environmental Illness for over 20 years. I have seen all kinds of doctors from MD’s to Homeopaths’ to Naturopaths’ and did not see any significant improvement from any of them.

I have progressed further under Dr. Manrique in 3 weeks than I have in the past 20 years under the other doctors.

My digestion, energy, and brain function have all improved tremendously in a short period of time. I have also lost 10 pounds on the special allergy free diet. Dr. Manrique is very considerate of people’s time and money. I think so highly of his ability that my lady is starting with him because of the vast improvement she has seen in me. I would highly recommend any one that has a problem that the regular MD’s can’t fix to come and see Dr. Manrique.

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ES

To the White Mountain Area Community:

I appreciate so much the expertise that Dr. Manrique has brought to Show Low and the communities of the White Mountains. He is caring and helpful, but his professional skills and knowledge are abundantly apparent.

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in April, 2011 which I suspected at least for a few months. My problem was that I really did not have confidence in any of the doctors who practice conventional medicine. Through a referral from some patients of Dr. Manrique, I made an appointment in March. Dr. Manrique determined that I am also diabetic, recommending a change of diet, along with some lifestyle changes, all of which made a difference in my blood sugar levels, which would definitely affect the situation with a breast tumor.

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