WELCOME TO WESTSIDE NATURAL HEALTH CLINIC!
It’s Liver Time!
For March we are focusing on liver health. The liver and gallbladder work together. The liver does much of its housecleaning in the spring. Conditions associated with liver/gallbladder dysfunction tend to increase this time of year. Allergies, migraines, high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, constipation, bowel problems, indigestion, depression, etc. Doing good things for your liver and gallbladder can ease, clear, and prevent these problems.
We recommend the following:
1. 4-8 glasses of water per day
2. 4-8 cups of other healthy fluids per day (broths, juices, kvass, kombucha)
3. Vigorous daily exercise including core/abdominal work
4. Warm water with lemon juice every AM
5. Sauer kraut daily 1T-1cup
6. High roughage foods – granola, vegetables, whole grains
7. Beets daily, prunes weekly, fruit of various kinds
8. Kefir, yogurt, buttermilk daily (for some)
If you have a copy of the patient manual The 12 Elixirs:
1. Pg. 447 Liver/Gallbladder– what it likes, what it does not like
2. Ppg. 440-443 relationships to other organs
3. Pg. 364 Energy drinks, all are useful
4. Pg. 353 Spring tonics
5. Pg. 354 Liver cleanse, please do with aid of a professional your first time
6. Pg. 309 Elimination, Intro
7. Pg. 438 Abdominal massage
8. Pg. 368 Abdominal exercise (abdominal pump); repeating 3&4;7&8
9. Pg. 361 Enemas, esp. first and last paragraph of section;coffee retention enema do with professional guidance your first time.
a. Pg. 355 The Case of the Disappearing Gallstone
b. Pg. 55 – The Case of the Burning Bunion
c. Pg. 12 –The Case of the Beeten Blues
d. Pg.448 – The Bloody Nightwatchman
Pg. 185 – The Case of the Undescended
Dr.R.'s long awaited book - The 12 Elixirs - A Handbook of Natural Health Care is now available. Books are available for purchase for $30.99!
Written for the layperson, this 528 page book is now available at the clinic, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Balboa Press. Please call me at Westside to order your copies!
What people are saying about The 12 Elixirs:
"...an encyclopedic reference for both patients and doctors. It is well written with practical suggestions for multiple health concerns." Dr.Richard Mayfield - Faculty member of the Institute for Functional Medicine, IFM.
"Here is an amazing book. It's a road map for taking responsibility for your own health and healing using the best of current research on holistic healing coupled with ancient knowledge and herbal wisdom. Enjoy!" Dr.Katherine Curran, President- Resources for Creative Change, Adj.Professor St.Catherines University - Leadership Institute.
"A phenomenal job. I love it, love it, love it!" Dr.Jay Wilson, Wilson Holistic Health.
"Oh, my! This is priceless! It is beautifully done, well written, organized and easy to understand. Thank you!" A.L.W.
"The book is so great - a real experience to read. She has given us all a true gift of healing and wholeness." S.W.
"I have been reading the book - I love the way she writes, as if talking with you - nice!!! And, /she/ gives many reasons /as to/ why things are happening in the body - very helpful." J.K.
"My mind is blown! Well written and intriguing. The health book everyone needs to read." Angela, 5 star Amazon review
"This book is just wonderful." JS
"The 12 Elixirs is a unique and inspiring owner's manual of natural care for our greatest treasure to us, our bodies. Dr. Riabokin, a holistic doctor of chiropractic medicine with over thirty years of helping people heal and stay well, has given us a tremendous gift to our health and our lives. Rather than a book of disease symptoms and prescriptions, it is a celebration of the harmonious workings of the human body as they were created to be.
Dr. Riabokin shares her compilation of wisdom for wellness for which she humbly credits her teachers and mentors along with the legacy of traditional medicine handed down for generations. With gentle humor, she instructs and encourages readers to drop the bad habits and misconceptions that are now so accepted in our culture, even amongst the medical establishment, and listen to our bodies in order to decipher what they are saying to us. She covers seemingly harmless nuisances to serious debilitating problems, reminding us that, left unattended to, the former can become the latter. Chapters on each stage of life from birth to death highlight common concerns, misunderstandings, and diseases, which Dr. Riabokin explains with a clear knowledge, offering practical remedies which are within our scope to apply. The unifying theme of her book, the twelve elixers, are the basic aspects we all require for our optimum health (e.g., breathing, water, food, sleep, movement, etc.), and she tells us how to practice them properly so that they can function marvelously as they should. Scattered throughout are intriguing case studies and her charming illustrations. Amidst the uproar over national health insurance and ever-rising cost of health care and numbers of those in need of it, Dr. Riabokin’s professional advice is plain: Respect the beautiful harmony of bodies and honor inherent powers for healing and we will have a long life of well-being that is our birthright." Rev. Sue Whiteman, Faith in Books review
At Westside, we believe in a natural approach to health maintenance, disease prevention, and the treatment of disease.
The body is designed to heal itself, PROVIDED its functions are not interfered with, and it is given what it needs to do the job. Reaching optimal health is possible. Achieving optimal health with due respect to each individual's circumstances and with respect to the short and long term effects of our actions upon ourselves, our children, and our planet, is our goal.
Westside has served its patients as a wholistic health clinic since 1983. The following are some of the services we offer.
Whole Food Supplements
Self Help Coaching
Education is key for the prevention and treatment of injury and disease. Click on 'Seminars' to view some of the class and retreat topics available.
Consider the following:
The lives of long lived people of our age are characterized by the following:
- they take few or no pharmaceutical drugs
- they eat moderately
- they live a physically active life
- they have strong social connections
- they eat real food (few or no snack/junk foods)
- they were breast fed as infants
- they are physically fit with good posture
One should also note that our current centenarians were born and spent their first years in a world where (with few exceptions) the air, water and earth were far less polluted. The soil was more fertile - imparting more nutrition into the food grown on it. They physically worked much harder but they also spent more time playing and ate a much more varied diet!
When redesigning your life to be healthier please consider :
- gender and life phase
- ancestry (genetic, cultural and biochemical background)
In other words, one's life should be in balance with the geography and climate wherein one lives. The food and medicines, ideally, are those of one's ancestors and should be combined with local indigenous foods and medicines. Finally, the lifestyle should be appropriate to one's age and gender. (Women, men, infants, prepubescent children, adolescents, young adults, menstruating - pregnant -and nursing women, middle aged adults, old folks etc. each have different requirements under which they flourish best.)
In making changes always be sure to first get the basics down:
1. Fresh air
2. Pure water
3. Quality food
4. Daily exercise
5. A life of purpose
We Recommend that you:
IDENTIFY the reasons for your current state of health so that you can be in control of those factors which affect it.
LEARN what actions will bring about relief or complete resolution of your problem.
GET your body GOING via the appropriate natural therapies and lifestyle.
MAINTAIN your health in a manner that matches your genetics and lifestyle demands.
We Also Recommend that you:
- Keep a medical diary of your condition and what you are doing to correct it i.e., what worked and what didn’t. (This is for future reference — if you were to fall off the wagon and get sick again you could simply look back into your notes and fix yourself. This is also helpful with family members. What worked for you may also work for a blood relative.)
- Be patient with yourself. Disease doesn’t happen overnight and cures rarely do.
- Respect the awesome nature of the human body.
- Trust your gut feelings.
- Understand that the body is ALWAYS telling you what you need to do.
- Learn to listen to your body’s signs and signals.
- Enjoy the process with a sense of humor.
Don't know where to start?
- Download The Twelve Essentials for Good Health via the newsletter sign up. (There currently is no newsletter so you shan't receive any newsletters, just the download.:)