Society’s War on Germs May Provoke Your Immune System To Mistake YOU For the Enemy!
July 10, 2013
Hosted by Meg Richichi
We all know someone who suffers from an allergy or autoimmune disorder. The prevalence of these maladies has increased recently to levels never before seen in human history. We seem newly, and bafflingly, vulnerable to immune system malfunction. My upcoming guest is the renowned science writer Moises Velasquez-Manoff and author of An Epidemic of Absence. He will explain the latest thinking about this problem and explore new treatments in the works. According to Moises - in the past 150 years, improved sanitation, water treatment, and the advent of vaccines and antibiotics have saved countless lives, nearly eradicating diseases that had plagued humanity for millennia. Growing evidence suggests the very steps we took to combat infections also eliminated organisms that kept our bodies in balance and presently setting the stage for other ailments that include crohns, lupus, autism and multiple sclerosis. To address this global “epidemic of absence,” we must restore the human ecosystem.
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Women of all ages continue to travel at a velocity completely out of rhythm with who they are. The way a woman lives her life is directly linked to her health, vitality and how sexy she feels! A woman doesn’t wake up one day with PMS, fibroids, being 20 pounds overweight or lupus. These symptoms reflect lifestyle choices made over time.
What I’ve observed in working with women are escalating effects of daily stress, such as burnout, working long hours, skipping meals, low libido, insomnia, too much caffeine and too little time for themselves. My mission is to help women understand they aren't at the mercy of their hormones. Food for Thought will provide tools from myself and my leading expert guests to help you create smart choices.
Ultimately, what we bring forth into our world gives birth to who we are each day. How we nurture ourselves nurtures our overall hormonal wellness. I’m committed to demystifying hormonal issues and various ailments plaguing women in today’s fast paced world.
I've been an Integrative Women’s Health Practitioner for the last 18 years blending both Eastern and Western modalities in my NYC practice. My extensive studies include training in holistic-functional medicine with esteemed physicians a in the U.S., a leading hospital in Vietnam, herbalogy and shamanic healing practices in the Brazilian Rain Forest.
I’m a health detective that thinks outside the box of conventional medicine. I treat the whole person and seeing beyond the label of symptoms and disease. Women are not deficient in synthetic hormones or immune suppressant drugs but in vital nutrients and healthier life style choices.
I focus on stress related hormonal imbalances including infertility, autoimmune disorders, gut issues and pain syndromes. My integrative approach includes personalized programs in nutrition, detoxification and supplementation setting women back on a path of feeling whole and vibrant.
I also facilitate workshops and speak to a wide range of audiences that include NYC top hospitals, Infertility organizations and Equinox. I’ve also done magazine and radio interviews for Vogue, Real Simple, NPR, Refinery29, Well+Good and VitalJuice.