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Colonial Times for February ;)

We encourage you to help each other normalize the output of your colon this month. 2-3 BMs per day are necessary for good health for most people. 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.     Sauer kraut daily 1T-1cup

5.     High roughage foods – granola, vegetables, whole grains

6.     Beets daily, prunes weekly, fruit of various kinds

7.     Kefir, yogurt, buttermilk daily (for some)


If you have a copy of the patient manual The 12 Elixirs:

1.     Pg. 450 Large intestine(colon) – what it likes, what it does not like

2.     Ppg. 440-443 Large intestine relationships to other organs

3.     Pg. 311 Bowel

4.     Pg. 309 Elimination, Intro

5.     Pg. 438 Abdominal massage

6.     Pg. 368 Abdominal exercise (abdominal pump); repeating 3&4;7&8

7.     Pg. 361 Enemas, esp. first and last paragraph of section

8.     Ppg. 294 & 374 Belly breathing and your colon

9.     Patient stories!:

a.     Pg. 73 – The Backed Up Radio Man

b.     Pg. 65 – The Candid Colon

c.      Pg. 62 -  The Constipated Tracker

d.     Pg. 296 –The Scaredy Cat Colon

e.     Pg.448 – The Bloody Nightwatchman



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!

Hannah 952-935-9360


What people are saying about The 12 Elixirs:


" 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



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. 


Applied Kinesiology    



Functional Medicine  

Herbal Medicines 



Whole Food Supplements

Self Help Coaching

Food Preparation


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 :

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

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*All content of this website is for historical and educational purposes only. If you have a health problem see a qualified health care provider. It is assumed that if you utilize any of the recommendations presented herein that you do so with a basic modicum of common sense and that you agree to take full responsibility for your actions.