The Spiritual Side of Medicine

Are you aware of your chakras and that you are an auric field of subtle body energy? Have you ever thought about your life as the living expression of a story that evolves from your genetics and environment?

Did you know that your physical body is a reflection of your subtle body energy field that can be significantly influenced by light, color and sound as well as your thoughts, diet, toxic burden and exercise?  Have you heard of the amazing medical mediums such as the late Edgar Cayce and our current Anthony William who can diagnose and recommend treatment through communication with spirit?

At IMI, we are aware of the many controversial aspects of healing that influence the thyroid, adrenal, pancreas and gut, brain, immune system triads, thus, creating super wellbeing. We’re open to the truth that there is no one size fits all in the alternative or allopathic worlds and that energy medicine plays an enormous role in healing. This open mindedness grew from a personal crisis and I am grateful to the many courageous and brilliant integrative physicians who have contributed to my awakening to this new medicine.

Here at IMI, we speak the language of your body and your soul because if you don’t speak the language, you won’t understand the story. We know that humans are really an auric field, a holographic web of light encoded DNA. We know that traumatic emotional events lodge in the physical body only to become disease. We have exceptional diagnostics and a network of healers which constitute our family who can help you find your true potential. It is not unusual for chakra, homeopathic and vibrational healing to be discussed along side detoxification, nutritional, medical and IV protocols.

We understand your frustration of mainstream medicine trying to give you a diagnosis after a 20 minute discussion of your symptoms. A diagnosis means nothing anyway. It is a label for a collection of symptoms with no real value to bringing you back to your true self. It has been my observation that patients with severe illness could have avoided the entire drama of pain, sickness and fear by addressing the issues years earlier with prevention. For example, a male at 65 with prostate cancer may have avoided the cancer by addressing the high estrogen levels at an earlier age and now living a vigorous and healthy life. Our health is our wealth and an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of gold. It is priceless.

There is a story here, and that story is you. If your story needs to change so you can start sleeping better, wake up feeling refreshed, have the strength and motivation to exercise and to do the work that brings happiness into your life, we are here to facilitate that change. A typical new patient visit may last 2 hours because you are unique. You may have done your own research and have many questions.  We can dive as deep as you want to go. We have the diagnostic tools available to find the root cause of your symptoms.

We have created a Wellness Circuit that uses vibration, ozone and pulsed electromagnetic field therapy to deliver the much needed energy to facilitate healing.

We take the time and we use the tools and knowledge to co-create with what resonates with you. If this is the kind of medicine that is missing in your life, call Crystal or Will at 208-426-0052 and make an appointment.

Metabolic Code Triads

I finally graduated from the Advanced Fellowship in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine this December. Hundreds of doctors and health care providers from all over the world gathered at the 24th Annual Anti-Aging Conference in Las Vegas.

It is so refreshing to have the opportunity to discuss real life medical situations with experts like David Perlmutter, MD, David Ludwig, MD PhD, Mark Houston, MD Andrew Heyman, MD, David Agus, MD, Michael Gregor, MD, Dave Asprey, and many others who are authors of bestselling books on health.

Dave Asprey was a keynote speaker who introduced himself as an “unlicensed biohacker.” He is the founder of Bulletproof Coffee. His message focused on maximizing brain potential and actually increasing IQ, decreasing biological age, and improving sleep efficiency with Bulletproof Intermittent Fasting. This approach reduces insulin and, therefore, may reverse type 2 diabetes.

The strongest theme of the conference, in my opinion, was to get back to the “Primum non Nocere” which means “First, Do No Harm.” Dr. Michael McGregor, MD, New York Times bestselling author, talked about the top 15 causes of death in an entertaining, but very disturbing, way. He noted that the 6th leading cause of death, in all irony, is medical care. This validates the reason why I changed my practice to functional medicine and took the time to educate myself.

There is so much research and new information coming out everyday such that there are now more pieces of the puzzle of true health and well-being, but the puzzle is often too difficult to complete. This is the challenge of medicine today.

To maximize our strength in solving the difficult puzzles, IMI has formed an association with a new program called the Metabolic Code. This program provides a comprehensive evaluation of your lab results using the integrative physiology of the Metabolic Code Triads. This was created by brilliant practicing physician scientist to more thoroughly analyze laboratory values. Knowing how the body works in triads allows better outcomes. We are excited to provide this service to our patients.

Despite all of the studies and theories, what it boils down to is that the root causes of illness revolve around not having enough of what you need or having too much of what you don’t need. The only way to identify the root cause is to make the effort to do the correct laboratory testing. Many biomarkers of health and disease exist and are available to proactively alert you of future impending disease. The conference reinforced that we must get back to the core basics of diet, supplementation, and detoxification to extend our quality of life.

Interested in finding out more about this topic? Give us a call at 208-426-0052 and schedule an appointment.

Mary Migliori, MD

Director, Integrative Medicine of Idaho

2200 E. Warm Springs Ave. Ste 102,

Boise ID 83712

 

Lead – The Silent Killer

I just returned from the American College for the Advancement of Medicine’s annual meeting. Research has proven that heavy metal toxicity is one of the main root causes of all disease. Until you lighten your lead load, you may not feel better.

Some of us spend a small fortune on expensive, high quality supplements with little or no results. I’m concerned and very disappointed when I see this.

Dr. Lyn Patrick, Director of Progressive Medical Education presented research documenting many sources of lead such as some brands of multi vitamins, makeup, drugs, toys, jewelry, ceramics and many other household items.  Did you know that house dust in homes built before 1979 has more lead in it than paint chips?

What can we do about it? First, we must try to reduce the exposure by educating ourselves and making changes. Second, we have to remove the toxins from our bodies. Heavy metals are removed from the body by process called chelation. It can be done by either oral, rectal or IV routes and is safe and effective.

I received my chelation certification because I have realized that if you don’t get the lead out, you may not ever become truly well.  Heavy metals compromise liver detoxification and the immune system and guarantee future illness and problems. When your immune system is half asleep, it cannot do its jobs of defending you from infection and repairing the damage your body experiences everyday.

The usual heavy metal suspects are lead, mercury, arsenic and cadmium. They bind tightly to critical enzymes that our natural detoxification and immune systems depend on to operate efficiently. It is a vicious cycle of intoxication that builds upon itself, compromising the immune system until you are diagnosed with leaky gut, autoimmune disease, cardiovascular disease, kidney insufficiency or cancer.

If you were born before 1979, your bones are storing massive amounts of lead.  As you age over 40, your hormones decline and your bones start releasing lead causing an elevated blood lead level that interferes with your immune systems ability to defend and repair. In other words, your immune system is half asleep at the wheel when you need it the most.

It is time to wake up and understand why you are not feeling as well as you would like. I’m writing this article to inform you of a very important reversible cause of degenerative disease that can be safely addressed at Integrative Medicine of Idaho.

If you are interested in knowing your toxic burden and detoxifying, please call 208-426-0052 and make an appointment. We take the time to listen and help you create a wellness plan that works for you.

Mary Migliori, MD

Director, Integrative Medicine of Idaho 2200 E. Warm Springs Ave. Ste 102,Dr. Mary

Boise, ID 83712

What is Medical Ozone?

Imagine a therapy that could:

 

  1. Reduce the oxidative stress that makes us sick
  2. Destroy most bacteria, viruses and fungi
  3. Stimulate the immune system and production of white blood cells
  4. Inhibit the growth of viruses
  5. Decrease inflammation
  6. Destroy abnormal cells
  7. Enhance energy production
  8. Increase the body’s antioxidant system
  9. Enhance the elasticity of red blood cells .
  10. Clear arterial blockages
  11. Degrade petrochemicals

 

Dr. Frank Shallenberger, author of five books on the miracle of ozone, has been teaching physicians in the USA about the power of ozone therapy for over 25 years. Dr. Ron Hunninghake, MD, director of the world renowned Riordan Clinic in Kansas supports the addition of ozone to the Riordan IV Vitamin C protocol for the treatment of serious illnesses including chronic Lyme and Cancer.

 

What is oxidative stress? It is the inevitable toxic byproduct of our body’s energy producing system. Like the irritating smoke of an energy producing campfire, oxidative stress is the irritating free radicals of our energy producing mitochondrial campfire. Every one of our 100 trillion cells must create energy for life while also neutralizing the toxic byproducts.

 

Luckily, our bodies possess an innate antioxidant system that naturally maintains order in our complex metabolic dance. If it isn’t working well, we feel it and our health suffers. Age, toxic burden, drugs and infections all contribute to a faulty antioxidant system.

 

Recently, a patient came in with a painful, hot, swollen leg after a biopsy of a benign lesion on the back of his knee. He was going to the emergency room for IV antibiotics when he decided to try the medical ozone therapy first. After one IV, he improved greatly with resolution of fever and pain. After the second IV, he was well again. This patient was able to avoid IV antibiotics and did not miss a day of work.

 

This therapeutic super oxygen is created by exposing 100% pure oxygen to a spark in a special generator. The spark creates a super oxygen molecule called ozone that acts to destroy invaders, neutralize toxins, modulate the immune system, increase oxygen utilization by the cells and allow regeneration of troubled systems.  This is a win-win situation.

 

Medical ozone is so easy and so versatile to administer by IV, insufflation, injection or by steam ozone sauna therapy in our clinic. Integrative Medicine of Idaho is participating in an FDA approved study to bring this safe, efficient and cost effective therapy to Boise.

 

If this article makes sense to you, please call and schedule an appointment: 208-426-0052.