What is Ozone therapy?

As you may have heard I am a big fan of Ozone therapy. Why? Because it saved me from having to get a total knee replacement in my 30’s. In my 30’s I started having significant left knee pain and swelling that gradually got worse.   For reasons unknown to the doctors I saw (that’s another story at another time) it was discovered by MRI that I had bone on bone arthritis.  I was never an athlete, never had a previous injury or surgery on that knee and all of a sudden here I was in my 30’s yes MY THIRTIES, requiring a total knee replacement.  That was unacceptable to me.  So, I started seeking out answers.

At that time, I had been shadowing one of my great mentors, Dr. David Brownstein, and he had told me about the use of ozone in his practice for reversing inflammatory disorders.  He injected my knee with medical ozone, and within an hour I had relief of my excruciating knee pain by 50%.  Two weeks later I came back for another ozone injection and my swelling and range of motion in that knee had dramatically improved. By my fourth injection, all my pain and swelling had resolved.  At my 6 month check up with my orthopedic doctor, he took an x-ray of my knee and immediately asked what I had done, all my arthritis was gone and there was actual new cartilage growing!  

What is medical ozone? It is a gas naturally found in the environment at the stratosphere level. The reason why we here so many negative things about ozone is that when pollutants from the earth mix with ozone, we get toxic harmful chemicals in our environment. This is not the same as medical ozone. 

Medical ozone has been around since the late 1800’s and was used in World War I. It has been used in Russia, Europe, and Cuba for decades.  is a potent anti-inflammatory and disinfectant that kills bacteria, yeasts, and viruses. It helps with energy production in the body and stimulates the immune system to heal.  It also gives pain relief for arthritis and autoimmune conditions.

At Wine Holistic Health Center, we are now offering PROLOZONE injections – a mixture of procaine, hydroxyB12, and ozone to give pain relief, energy, and promote immune system healing.  This is the same type of injections that reversed my osteoarthritis in the knee and saved me from having to get a knee replacement.  I can’t wait for other people to have the same success that I had in getting relief from ozone. I also recommend prolozone for any suffering from chronic fatigue, autoimmune disorders, or chronic infections.  If you are interested in more about our ozone services, please check out our ozone webpage at http://www.wineholistichealthcenter.com/ozone-therapy/.

And as always, I’m here to help you get to the ROOT cause of your health and thrive.

Blessings,

Dr. Wine

10 Reasons Why You Are Tired

 YOUR THYROID – When was the last time you had a thorough evaluation of your thyroid?  Most people will have a TSH lab test on their annual physical but that is not ENOUGH to determine if you have an underlying thyroid condition. Research has shown that approx. 5-20% of people with underactive thyroid will have a normal TSH, but further lab testing shows that they have an underactive thyroid.  You need a full thyroid panel, thyroid exam, basal body temperatures, and physical exam to fully evaluate the thyroid.

2.     YOUR HORMONES – You don’t have to be menopausal to have a hormone imbalance.  Many people are walking around with low testosterone, low progesterone, high estrogen levels due to poor sleep, life stressors, and a poor-quality diet, all which will disrupt your natural hormone balance and cause fatigue. Checking a random partial hormone panel is not enough.   Hormones need to be checked properly and by someone who is trained in abnormal hormone levels to determine if there is an imbalance.

3.     YOUR DIET – Many people have underlying food sensitivities that they are unaware of and when they inadvertently eat these foods, will get episodes of fatigue that can last up to 3 days as the body is trying to eliminate that problem food.  We do extensive food sensitivity testing to determine what foods you are eating that your body doesn’t like and needs to be eliminated from your diet.

4.     YOUR METABOLISM – Along with thyroid conditions, many people have a slowed metabolism due to other disorders such as insulin resistance, pre-diabetes/diabetes were essentially you are eating too many carbohydrates for your biochemistry and you are having large shifts in your blood sugar that cause fatigue.  If you get really tired after eating, you should be evaluated thoroughly for this.

5.     VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES – Over 80 % of the people I check Vitamin D levels on are low in this critical vitamin.  If you live anywhere outside of Florida or the Bahamas, even eating a diet rich in dairy and going outdoors frequently usually will not give you enough of this critical vitamin.  Low vitamin D causes depression, fatigue, memory loss, and a long list of other disorders. Do you know your vitamin D level?  Also 90% of patients I screen have significant vitamin deficiencies due poor nutrient rich soil and foods in their diet.  Cellular or red blood cell testing is the most accurate testing for vitamins and minerals, unfortunately conventional physician lab tests do not offer this testing.

6.     YOUR GUT – We all walk around with good and bad bacteria and yeast in our gut to help us digest out food.  The problem that can occur that can cause fatigue is when one of these bacteria or yeast get overgrown and can cause significant fatigue. Other things in our gut that can cause fatigue is inflammation. Inflammation can come from food sensitivities/allergies, stress, and infections that can all rob your body’s energy.  We offer detailed comprehensive stool testing to check for these.

7.     YOUR METHYLATION – Some people were born with a genetic inability to process their B vitamins from food correctly, causing significant B vitamin deficiencies, and fatigue.

8.     YOUR ADRENALS – The adrenals are small glands in your body that have a huge control over your stress hormones.  People who have a lot of stress in their life, over time will essentially “burn out” their adrenals, causing them the inability to have appropriate cortisol levels which helps regulate your energy levels in times of stress. 

9.     YOUR SLEEP – What are your sleep habits?  Do you turn off ALL screen time at least an hour before bed time? Is your bedroom dark and cool at night?  Do you avoid sugar and caffeine after 2 pm to allow your body to wind down naturally?   What do you do to relax at night?

10.    YOUR MIND – Do you struggle with anxiety and/or depression?  One of the first symptoms of these disorders is fatigue. Many people daily will struggle with underlying depression and anxiety from a lot of the health issues listed above as well.  There are ways to address and treat your mental health naturally, while trying to find the underlying root cause.