The Benefits of Far Infrared Therapy: Now Available in Rye, NY

Dr. Allan Warshowsky has long embraced an innovative approach to family care. Double board certified in integrative holistic medicine and OB/GYN, his practice has revolutionized treatment of women’s issues, chronic conditions, and endocrine problems, and he has expanded his practice to include men and families. Now his office is offering another breakthrough technology to promote wellness: far infrared therapy. After a recent move to more spacious quarters, a special room has been dedicated to a personal sized infrared sauna.

 

The benefits of infrared sauna include:

  • Detoxification
  • Pain relief
  • Weight loss
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Improves circulation
  • Skin purification

Unlike traditional saunas that are usually set at 180 degrees, theirs is set to 125, which means patients lose less sweat, but that sweat contains a greater percent of toxins. It also means that you can fit in a quick session in the middle of the day and go back to the office! A typical session lasts from 30-37 minutes, depending upon which program you select, and patients leave feeling energized and refreshed.

To download and listen to our Merlian News podcast with Dr. Warshowsky, click here.


“Getting Off Drugs” from Mastering the Addicted Brain by Walter Ling, MD

Getting off drugs — detoxification, or detox for short — is the first step in overcoming addiction. It is often said to be the first step in the journey of a thousand miles — the long journey of recovery, or living a sane and meaningful life without drugs. Detox is where everyone who tries to overcome addiction begins, and it is the most common addiction “treatment” offered in this country. The sad truth is that detoxification is also where most people who try to overcome addiction stop. They fail to follow detox with relapse prevention, the necessary next step.

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Using Saffron to Boost or Restore Eye Health

Saffron, the world’s most expensive spice, has long been highly regarded for its distinctive golden color and subtle flavor. But did you know that it is also considered a potent healing agent? Ayurveda teaches that saffron has both invigorating and nourishing qualities and beneficial medicinal actions on the blood, the heart and the reproductive system. Now, western medicine has determined that it may be a key player in maintaining or restoring good vision. This becomes critically important as we face both an aging population and increased incidents of eye strain from overuse of electronic devices over all segments of society.

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Activated Charcoal: An Old Fashioned Cure-All

Used for millennia in Ayurveda and Chinese medicine, activated charcoal is gaining attention in the Western world now, thanks to its potent detoxification properties and health benefits. Health advocates such as Dr. Mercola list it among their go to remedies. Activated charcoal works by trapping toxins and chemicals in its millions of tiny pores…

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Your Life-Changing Story: The Story You Need to Tell by Sandra Marinella

We all have a story. Sometimes it is the story of being knocked to the ground – perhaps because of a cancer diagnosis or the death of a loved one. And if we aren’t careful a story like this can get buried within us. We can deny it ever happened and this might lead to physical or psychological problems. Let’s explore how we can find and begin to navigate a story we need to tell.

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Boost Your Immune System with “The King of Mushrooms”

Agaricus is often praised as the “Mushroom of God” or “The King of Mushrooms” due to its health supporting benefits. Wildly popular for years in South America and Japan, the rest of the world is now catching on to this amazing mushroom that supports the immune system, cellular health, and blood sugar levels. Dr. Andrew Weil notes, “Agaricus blazei contains beta glucans, a group of polysaccharides (complex sugars) that are believed to be the compounds responsible for the mushroom’s immune-boosting effects. In addition, research has shown that Agaricus blazei has anti-tumor and anti-viral activity, as well as moderating effects on blood sugar and cholesterol.”

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Cooking With Qi & Conquering Any Disease

| by Merryn Jose

Like so many of us, I’ve been watching my nutrition and eating healthfully for years, buying only organic food and the very freshest ingredients possible. Also years ago, I cut out those foods that are known to damage our systems. I thought I was doing well until I heard about Qigong Master Jeff Primack and his food based healing system.

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The Miracle of Castor Oil Packs by Merryn José

| by Merryn José

Merryn’s personal experience using castor oil packs for healing. ‘What I find most fascinating is that all parts of the castor plant are extremely poisonous to eat, but when the oil is extracted from the seed of the Ricinus communis plant, the poison remains in the seed, and it becomes “the oil that heals.”

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The Benefits of Rooibos (Redbush) Tea

Long used in Africa, and touted for its reputed medicinal properties, redbush tea has been the subject of increased research over the last few decades. As we read on www.livestrong.com: “Redbush tea is a beverage brewed from the dried leaves of the rooibos plant, a low-growing shrub native to South Africa and known scientifically as Aspalathus linearis. The herbal tea gets its name from the English translation of rooibos, which means “red bush” in Afrikaans.

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Avoid Chronic Inflammation With The Right Diet

| by Merlian News

There’s been a lot of news the last few years about chronic inflammation and its debilitating effects on the body, but researchers are still unclear about the causes. Under normal circumstances, the body is supposed to “inflame” a little to mount an immune response and counteract infection — it’s when the body stays in that state that problems occur. As reported at www.easyhealthoptions.com : “ Like every system in the body, the key is balance – because inflammation does have a serious downside. It’s a slippery slope: A normal healing response can progress to an ongoing inflammatory process that spreads throughout the body under the right (or rather, wrong) conditions…”

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