What your DNA can tell you and how to use this information

What your DNA can tell you and how to use this information lecture was the first lecture at Johnson Compounding and Wellness kicking off the our fall lecture series.  Almost every seat was taken.  Dr. Gary discussed what gene SNPS are, what they tell us and how this information can be used to help with current health issues.  Also discussed was how this information can be used to help maintain  health as the years roll on.  Genetics, epigenetics and methylation were discussed.

Also discussed was what is involved, the process for analyzing the data and what can be accomplished.

Here is the recording of the presentation.

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Feel free to contact Dr Gary at 781-893-3870 x2 or gary@naturalcompounder.com if you have any questions.

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Recordings of past lectures and interviews

At Johnson Compounding & Wellness we provide lectures monthly throughout the year. These lectures provide good information so you can take charge of your health and be informed on what you can do to help your body/mind function at its highest level.

Many people have been asking how to get info on previous lectures they were not able to attend,   We record the presentation and have them posted on our YouTube site.

I also posted recordings of interviews I had with different practitioners, researchers etc. that are now available on YouTube.

You can reserve a seat for lectures at Johnson Compounding & Wellness at Eventbrite.com.  We post information usually about one month prior to the lecture.  Our bi-weekly newsletter is a also a great source of information about health concerns, products, upcoming lectures and sales at the wellness center.  Click here to subscribe to our newsletter.

 

 

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Digestion, Elimination and how to feed the Microbiome

Digestion, Elimination and how to feed the Microbiome lecture was presented by Dr. Gary Kracoff and our integrative and functional dietitian, Bridgitte Carroll. Poor digestion and elimination are the underlying causes in most of our chronic health problems; allergies, hormonal, adrenal and thyroid imbalances,weight control, inflammation and sleep issues to list a few.

They discuss some common problems and offer some suggestions to help restore normal digestion and elimination, how proper selection of food and proper supplementation is necessary to heal the gut, fuel the body, and keep
your microbiome in balance.

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Help for Osteopenia/Osteoporosis

Many women are exercising regularly, eating a clean, well balanced diet, taking their vitamin D3, calcium and magnesium and still their bone density keeps going down.  probonoMany times they are told their bone loss it is genetic, and they are doing everything they can to address the bone loss.

There are many nutrients that are necessary for the body to absorb calcium and magnesium and build and maintain bone density. If any of these are missing, the body may have trouble maintaining bone density.

ProBono is a product that is a multi-faceted bone building formulation.  It has been shown to:

  • increase skeletal strength
  • promote healthy bone density
  • improve bone remodeling
  • provides a comprehensive blend of foundational micro-nutrients

Click here for more information about Pro Bono and how it may help you.

 

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Help for Spring/Summer Allergies

The weather is finally getting warmer and the pollen count is rapidly rising.  Now is the time to choose some natural therapies to help you help your body deal with the pollen and your symptoms.

Here is a short video explaining why some people have common allergy symptoms, and why some people do not have any problem with pollen.

I also discuss a few natural products that have been very effective in supporting the body, help with symptoms, and assist your body in reacting more appropriately.  The products are safe for all family members from children through seniors, and can be taken with conventional allergy products.

Feel free to e-mail me with any questions or if you would like to book a consultation, click here.

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SBI Protect-help for leaky gut and immune system issues

I usually do not talk about a specific product in this blog, but SBI Protect is a major leap forward for people suffering from leaky gut, imbalances in the digestive system, immune issues and toxicity. The clinical studies showed that after only eight weeks, that the markers for immune health in the gut were improved.

The GI tract acts as the gateway to the rest of the body, making the health of the gut barrier critical to overall health. Environmental triggers like poor diet, high stress and toxin exposure can lead to GI challenges. In practice, sbi protectprobiotics are a natural choice for supporting beneficial bacteria in the gut, but supplementation to eliminate unwanted microbes should also be considered. SBI has been shown to bind microbes and toxins, further enhancing microbiome balance and facilitating gut barrier strength. Broad-spectrum binding capabilities  demonstrate the positive influence of non-allergenic forms of immunoglobulins. As seen in several studies, SBI has the potential to bind many types of microbes and toxins. This binding and elimination decreases microbe and toxin encounters by the immune system and resets immune tolerance.

Occasionally, the immune system becomes overactive and immune tolerance drops. When immune tolerance is lost, the checks and balances of antibody production can be affected. To reestablish immune tolerance and appropriate activation, the burden on the immune system must be reduced. Reducing the reasons to respond allows the tissue to maintain normal inflammatory balance and creates an environment for normal tissue repair and immune reconstitution.

The body constantly encounters foreign substances and creates a healthy response and memory for those encounters.  One way the body establishes memory is through the production ofimmunoglobulins, also known as antibodies.  These allow the immune system to act quickly and efficiently in the event of a repeat encounter.  While the body naturally produces immunoglobulins, it can be beneficial to supplement with immunoglobulins for mucosal immune support within the GI tract.  By taking immunoglobulins, the burden and overload of unwanted microbes and toxins can be bound and eliminated prior to immune activation.  This can be beneficial when balancing a healthy immune response for those with immune and gastrointestinal challenges.  Serum-derived bovine immunoglobulin concentrate (SBI) is a highly concentrated form of immunoglobulins that helps to reduce toxic burden and maintain microbial balance, which enhances an appropriate immune response.  SBI Protect also contains transferrin, and iron-binding glycoprotein that facilitates iron absorption and protects against harmful organisms by depleting the environment of iron for microbial replication.

Overview

SBI Protect is the only purified, dairy-free source of immunoglobulin G (IgG) available as a dietary supplement. Serum-derived bovine immunoglobulins (SBI) provide the highest IgG concentration available for GI and immune challenges where allergens are a significant concern. Pure IgG helps to maintain a healthy intestinal immune system by binding a broad range of microbes and toxins within the gut lumen. SBI Protect provides 1,200 mg IgG in a one-scoop serving.

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How to detox safely and effectively

I presented “How to detox safely and effectively” on March 20th at Johnson Compounding & Wellness.    It was a cold night, and we all enjoyed some detox tea with local honey before the lecture.

Detoxification is the body’s process of removing toxic substances.  It is NOT a food, diet or pill.  It is an ongoing, vital process that your body does 24/7, 365 days a year.

  • The average woman is exposed to 126 unique chemical ingredients daily through skin care products
  • CDC’s report in 2006 found that the average American has 116 of 148 synthetic compounds tested for in their body
  • EPA biopsy studies of chemicals stored in the fat of human beings show 100% of people studied contained dioxins, PCB’s, dichlorobenzene and xylene.

We had a full house at the lecture, and the discussion continued up stairs in the health and wellness center as Gary, Bridgitte, John, Jenna and Flores answered questions, helped attendees with product selection.

Here is the recording of Dr. Gary Kracoff as he explains how to support your body to help it detoxify every day of your life.

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Understanding Inflammation; From Leaky Gut to Heart Disease

When presented: Tuesday January 23rd, 2018

Location: Johnson Compounding & Wellness 577 Main Street Waltham, MA 02452

Dr. Gary Kracoff discuses the link between inflammation and many common health conditions. Inflammation can be helpful, or lead to disease, and understanding how to help your body can mean the difference between healing or disease formation.

Leaky gut, joint pain, fibromyalgia, eczema, allergies and heart disease all have an inflammatory component that needs to be understood and dealt with appropriately.

Understanding how inflammation can help or impair the healing in our body is the first step in learning how to manage inflammation properly, so everyone can be healthier and improve their quality of life.

Dr. Gary discusses helpful lifestyle and diet changes along with protocols that can help your body get back into balance and be healthier.

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