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Did you know that CoEnzyme Q10 is now available as a Vitamin shot at Vitalia?  CoQ10 is an amazing antioxidant and essential nutrient for the heart, that has been shown to improve ALL heart conditions. What a way to give some love back to your heart!

Fatigue, heart palpitations, and shortness of breath are signs that you may be dealing with the most common arrhythmia in America,  atrial fibrillation. CoQ10 is just one nutrient that supports a regular rhythm, while strengthening the heart – so that you don’t even notice it beating!

CoQ10 has other benefits as well: 

  • Supports blood sugar regulation and insulin sensitivity to help weight loss
  • Anti-Cancer
  • Improves mitochondrial function to boost energy and brain power
  • As with Glutathione, CoQ10 is a jumpstart to your workouts, enhancing exercise performance and recovery
  • Enhances fertility and clear skin

Many patients ask why do we bring in certain nutrients as vitamin shots?  Because these are the ones that are difficult to absorb with oral supplements.  If you look at the research CoQ10 is absorbed (and these are in the best products) at about 3-7%.  So, if you are taking 100mg of CoQ10 daily, you are getting 3-7mg/ day.  

If you’ve taken CoQ10 in pill form for awhile and not sure it is working for you anymore, why not try it in a 100% absorbable vitamin shot? At $25/ shot, it is a value for your heart, body, mind and spirit!

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The 14th of February is known the world over as the month when people express their love on Valentine’s Day.  These displays of affection often get communicated with greeting cards, roses and heart shaped boxes of chocolates and other symbols of love and caring. 

Many people think that Valentine’s Day is a “Hallmark holiday”, a day conjured up by the greeting card companies to sell more cards … not true! Valentine’s Day, or Saint Valentine’s Day or The Feast of Saint Valentine dates as far back as the 14th Century. There is history, and the greeting card companies are simply maximizing on the opportunity.  

The concept of sharing one’s feelings and expressing one’s love for another is still a beautiful thing to do and strongly encouraged … it doesn’t cost anything to tell someone how much you love them and express more freely appreciation for those you care about.

With all these heart shaped symbols flying around it makes sense that both Canada & America and other countries I’m sure, use the  month of February to promote Heart Health. February is the “official” Heart Health month. Point of interest, it does seem a little odd that we pick the shortest month of the year to focus on the #1 cause of death in the world … heart disease. 

While the term “Heart Disease” covers a myriad of heart issues and I don’t want to bore you or depress you with all the medical data, statistics and facts out there. You can Google that information. I do want to take this opportunity to express my frustrations around heart disease and share some simple steps we can all do in the hope of improving the statistics. 

As, I’m sure, many of you reading this have experienced loss of a loved one due to heart failure or are possibly dealing with some aspect of heart disease in your family right now, I too have lost family members, friends and loved ones to heart disease. Some people suffer from a stroke, others from a heart attack and others from a long struggle with blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes all which can lead to ultimate heart failure. Of course it saddens me to think about the loss of those loved ones, but more than anything it frustrates me … even angers me! 

Why am I frustrated & angry? Because they did this to themselves and in many cases it could have been prevented. Not intentionally of course and not suddenly, but every time they ordered that big burger and supersized fries, with a large soda at the drive thru window, every time they lit that next cigarette, poured that “one too many” drink, every time they added the little bit of extra butter and syrup to those pancakes or stopped by the donut shop for a “treat” … little by little every single day of their lives they unwittingly contributed to and added to their heart health problem until ultimately their heart was broken to the point it could no longer function. 

Of course I’m sad to have lost loved ones and I feel sympathy and empathy for those of you who have lost loved ones to heart disease also or perhaps are suffering from heart issues yourselves. 

So, as a Naturopathic Doctor, knowing what I know now after several years in the health industry, having been to hundreds of educational seminars, having helped thousands of patients change their habits, having spent years educating people about what they are really putting into their bodies when they eat processed food and encouraging them to live a healthier lifestyle … I am here to tell you, we are breaking our own hearts every day and if you can relate to this blog, I am here to help you change! 

Don’t worry, I’m not going to tell you to only eat salad and walk for 3 hours a day, I’m simply suggesting that you pay attention to what you are eating and the lifestyle choices you are making. 

Not only can we stop doing damage, the great news is we can actually reverse some of the damage we’ve already done! 

How? Simple version: Eat Better – Move More!

It really is that simple. Note I didn’t say easy … I said simple!

It’s never easy to break a habit or to make a lifestyle change; it takes commitment, will power and motivation to change, perhaps doing things differently and changing your mindset from where you were in the past.  

By starting with small changes to your diet from processed (poison) food to real, natural, nutritious, delicious, healthy food and by adding at least 30 minutes of exercise a day to your routine, you can and will not only feel unbelievably better with more energy and zest for life, but you may also reduce your cholesterol, lower your blood pressure, clear your arteries, strengthen your heart and maybe … just maybe, enjoy a long happy, healthy life surrounded by people who love you and whom you want to express your love for every Valentine’s Day for years to come!  

As your doctor and friend I ask you, please, stop breaking your heart and have a very happy, healthy heart month & a wonderful love filled Valentine’s Day!  

As always, if you would like help or wish to learn more about nutrition, food or heart health please call the office and we’ll be happy to schedule an appointment to discuss your heart & your health needs. 

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Well, the cold and flu season seems to have hit.  Many people are still recovering from bugs they picked up during travel and visits with family over the holidays.  

If you are looking for some quick tips to boost your immune system, click here for a link to 10 articles we have written on this subject in Vitalia’s blog.  

We’ve been giving a lot of the Flu Defender Vitamin Shot over the last few weeks, and our patients are raving about them! Give yourself the extra immune boost!  Some patients choose this option as prevention versus the flu vaccine.  

Or if you are already suffering with a cough or flu symptoms, then you will get a much bigger boost through our IV Vitamin C formulas.  The Quick fix is 2 grams of Vitamin C with a hefty dose of B vits (all), Calcium and Magnesium.  Or opt for the Ultimate Immune – with 12.5 grams of Vitamin C and all the nutrients mentioned above.  The Quick fix is our fastest IV, taking on average 30-45 mins. The Ultimate immune takes 60-90 minutes (depending on the patient).  

Friday IV appointments are available this week!
Call 760-720-6288 to ask questions or schedule your IV(C) treatment

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It’s already time to boost your immune system to fight off this season’s colds & flus.  You have many options available!  Patients are asking us about the flu vaccine and what alternatives we have.

Here are some quick, easy solutions:

Our tried and true Homeopathic Flu prevention program – For over 15 years we have recommended a combination of two homeopathic remedies that treat and prevent colds and flus for patient’s families.  Muco coccinum is an exceptional homeopathic preparation made from the strongest strains of the influenza virus.  It is specifically for boosting the immune function and supporting our bodies defense mechanisms.  We combine it with another homeopathic called Gammodyn CuAuAg, which helps our body deal with everyday stress that can lower the immune system.  After an initial loading dose of 5 days, these are taken only 1/week to support the immune system.  Ask Dana or Erica for more info! Our Flu Defender Vitamin Shot – Quick and Easy boost 1-2x/month.  The B vitamins in this shot (B12, B5, B6) will help the immune system against stress and also increase your energy if you are currently fighting something.  Vitamin D3 in a shot is easily absorbed (50,000 IU).  It is a major boost for the immune system and has now been shown to decrease length of flu related symptoms. Also Dr. Wolf is being hosted this Saturday by Pharmaca International Discussing Women’s Health and Hormones Are your hormones driving you crazy? Join us for a free in-store discussion to learn about effective natural therapies to balance your hormones.  Dr. Wolf will discuss how to get relief from symptoms such as PMS, mood swings, hot flashes, fatigue and brain fog.   This Saturday (9/15) at 12:30pm Pharmaca Carlsbad – 6985 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA  In good health, 

The Vitalia Team ~ Dr. Wolf, Dana and Erica

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We are so excited to announce that Vitalia now has Organic, gluten-free, vegan facials!!!  Skincare products you can trust customized by Sophia Taylor, Holistic Esthetician.  
 

Sophia has found her passion in Holistic skincare. She focuses on treating the skin from the inside out, offering products that are safe for sensitive and celiac patients. She uses Signature European facials to treat a wide range of skin conditions such as Acne, Rosacea, Dry and Mature skin.

 
Now is the time to treat yourself – Sophia is offering 15% off all facials booked now until August 15th!  You just need to call/ or book before the 15th, she will honor the discount even if your appt. is after the 15th! 
 

Questions for Sophia?  Please call her directly at 206-954-5018

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Vitalia has two rooms available and we are looking for a great fit for each!

We are an Established Naturopathic Medical Clinic -Celebrating 15 years in business this May! – (Stay tuned for Open House coming up)

Who do you know that is a doctor, therapist, acupuncturist or massage therapist looking to relocate?

Here are the details:

1.  Large Full-time room with window and Private Entrance for self and/or clients (17’x13’3”)

2.  Part-time room with window and Private entrance for self and/or clients (Size: 11’x10’8″;   Available: Tues/Thurs/Fri/Sat/ Sun starting June 1st)

  • Shared use of kitchenette, water, bathroom and outdoor patio
  • Large parking lot behind building plus street parking
  • Use of waiting room for clients, including water
  • Admin presence to greet clients and answer questions
  • Includes all utilities and internet

Boost your practice with an opportunity to co-market! This is not just renting a room, the price includes:

  • Signage on the front of the building (name of practitioner with credentials)
  • Profile Page on Vitalia’s website
  • Vitalia business cards, customized to the practitioner and displayed in waiting room
  • Advertise events or blog articles emailed to Vitalia’s Database
  • Opportunity for mutual speaking events, or hosting an event at Vitalia
  • Opportunity to market to Vitalia’s database through social media
  • Exposure and referrals within Each-other’s Client base
  • Developing friendships and professional alliances

Now in a beautifully remodeled clinic in the heart of Carlsbad Village!

Interested?  Call Dana, Vitalia’s Office Manager at 760-720-6288

or visit: www.VitaliaNaturalmedicine.com

Price:

$1275/month for large room

$650/ month for part-time room – 3 days/ week; $750/month – 5 days/ week.  Available: Tues/Thurs/Fri/Sat/ Sun starting June 1st.

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We are already seeing many patients suffering with the flu, and many of our patients taking advantage of our Flu Defender vitamin shot to keep themselves healthy.  Here are some quick tips to keep your immune system strong: 

  • Don’t Skimp on Sleep! A good night’s sleep is so important to rejuvinate your body, decrease stress and support your immune system.  We consider a good night’s sleep to be 8 hours of solid sleep (un-disturbed).  If you are getting 6-7 hours/ night, turn off your screens and start winding down for sleep earlier to get a solid 8 hours.  If you have disrupted sleep or insomnia, please give us a call so we can help you with this.  If you are pushing yourself all week, take extra rest on the weekend, but that still does not substitute for 8 hours of solid sleep every night.  
  • Avoid Cane Sugar!  Research has shown that sugar slows our immune system by making our white blood cells sluggish.  One can of soda can cause more than a 50% decrease in our immune system for 5-7 hours!  If you can’t give up sugar completely, consider dropping it from Monday thru Friday, allowing special treats on the weekends.  This alone can dramatically drop your intake of Sugar Cane.
  • Switch from Coffee to Green tea.  Overconsumption of coffee is taxing to the liver, which plays an important role in keeping our immune system healthy.  Green tea contains immune stimulating properties (called catechins) as well as stress reducing properties (theonine) and can be taken as a capsule or just drinking green tea throughout the day.  A research study from 2011 showed healthcare workers who took a standardized extract of green tea had a 69% lower incidence of flu than the placebo group.
  • Homeopathic flu prevention and treatment uses Mucococcinum – proven to be 88% effective against the flu virus. Vitalia’s protocol uses this powerful homeopathic remedy along with a synergistic remedy called Gammodyn CuAuAg which primes the immune system against cold and flu viruses. Vitalia has been using this protocol effectively for over 12 years and families rave about it’s ability to stop germs from passing around.  The protocol is safe and easy to take: Take one of each remedy under the tongue 1x/day for 5 days in a row starting in October.  This primes the immune system against cold and flu.  Then from October through April, take one of each of the homeopathic remedies 1x/week.  Best of all – these two products can be taken at the onset of any cold or flu as they are 82% effective for treatment against cold and flu as well. 

Nat Med Week Special Offers: 

1. Save the sales tax (7.75%) on all Vitamins and Supplements in our Dispensary

2.  20% off All Vitamin Shots All Week 

3.  10% off any package of 3 IV’s (IV’s must be the same type and purchased this week, no exp. date, non-refundable)

 

Call Now – Sale ends Friday at 2pm

We appreciate being your choice for Naturopathic Medicine and are committed to helping you achieve a more healthy, and vibrant life!

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It’s officially Naturopathic Medicine week, and Vitalia is supporting you with delicious breakfast ideas!  We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Start your week off right by always having your breakfast foods on hand.  Having a good breakfast is typically the answer for your energy, weight control and moods!  Here are the three lastest raves in healthy breakfast eating: 

Avocado Toast: Try this topped with microgreens or broccoli sprouts.  GF bread for those who are gluten free.  Side of cottage cheese, chicken sausage or turkey bacon to boost protein and keep you full longer. 

Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats: Seasonal, delicious and not your typical breakfast!  Prep in about 5 minutes the night before, assemble in a mason jar if you would like a quick breakfast to go.  Surprisingly high in protein especially with greek yogurt and goat’s milk.  Use cashew yogurt for a DF option.  

How about Beans for Breakfast?  Pico De Gallo: Saute onions, garlic, peppers and spices.  Add cooked or canned black or pinto beans, and cooked rice.  Add water, olive oil, or salsa to moisten.  Serve along with a hard boiled egg, whole grain toast if desired.  

Let’s break the cereal habit and think outside the box for a more nutritious breakfast.  Take a little extra time in the morning to start your day off right! 

Nat Med Week Special Offers: 

1. Save the sales tax (7.75%) on all Vitamins and Supplements in our Dispensary

2.  20% off All Vitamin Shots All Week 

3.  10% off any package of 3 IV’s (IV’s must be the same type and purchased this week, no exp. date, non-refundable)

 

We appreciate being your choice for Naturopathic Medicine and are committed to helping you achieve a more healthy, and vibrant life!

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     California started Licensing Naturopathic Doctors around 2004, and since then there has been amazing growth of the profession.  In order to become a licensed ND, doctors must first excel at the pre-med sciences and complete a 4 year undergraduate program to be accepted to one of the accredited Naturopathic Medical schools.  From there, the 4 year Naturopathic medical program is a rigorous but fascinating mix of medical sciences, study of natural medicine including diet and nutrition, and clinical experience with patients.  We also study in depth the science of underlying cause… how to find the true cause of disease, and how to create customized treatment plans to fit our patient’s needs.  

     My Journey to Becoming an ND started when I was a undergrad pre-med student at Queen’s University in Canada.  A good friend asked me if I’d ever heard of a Naturopathic Doctor?  I said no, but with the brief description she gave me, I was intrigued and headed straight to the career center on campus.  

     Coincidentally, over my summer break, my mother had given me a book called “Lectures on homeopathic medicine” by Kent.  Imagine, me at 19 y.o, lying on the beach reading this very intense book about the philosophies of a type of medicine that I had never heard of.  The philosophies I was reading about and the understanding of the body and health resinated so deeply with all of my being that I had to explore this passion as a career.  

     What really appealed to me was the rigorous education!  I wanted the integration of medical science and natural medicine, with a more thorough understanding of health and disease and what impacts each.  

     Well, that was over 20 years ago!  Here is a big thank you to my friend who told me about Naturopathic Medicine, and an even bigger thank you to my mom who influenced me that summer, and has inspired me many more times since then!  Thank you Mom!

Nat Med Week Special Offers: 

1. Save the sales tax (7.75%) on all Vitamins and Supplements in our Dispensary

2.  20% off All Vitamin Shots All Week 

3.  10% off any package of 3 IV’s (IV’s must be the same type and purchased this week, no exp. date, non-refundable)

We appreciate being your choice for Naturopathic Medicine and are committed to helping you achieve a more healthy, and vibrant life!

Call us at 760-720-6288 to take advantage!

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Did you know that the 5th Annual Naturopathic Medicine (Nat Med) week is next week October 8-14, 2017? Join Vitalia Natural Medicine, as we celebrate together!

Throughout the week we will be sending you all kinds of great information via email and on our Facebook page about Naturopathic Medicine, Health Tips and Special Offers!  Be sure to watch your emails, and like us on Facebook, to join the fun and help spread the word about Naturopathic Medicine.

Let’s celebrate together the impact that Naturopathic Medicine has already made in this country, and how it has continued to be embraced as a safe and effective option for many to re-gain their health.

We appreciate being your choice for Naturopathic Medicine and are committed to helping you achieve a more healthy, and vibrant life!

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