Hello Optimal Health Seekers I’m inviting you to join me in a multi-community cleanse between Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays (and all the other holidays during this season that offer opportunities to indulge). Some may think “Life is short and therefore…. I’ll eat and drink whatever I please.”  Others may have come to the conclusion that eating less and basically swearing off alcohol as we age makes for a better day, a happier belly and a more functional brain.  Either way, it’s good to have options. Let’s meet in person for a pre-cleanse strategy session from noon to 1 PM Saturday December 2 at the Heritage Cafe downtown.  I’ll get there early to try to get the sofa area! If you choose to help yourself stay lean and clean, let’s do another round of 5 days of ProLon fast-mimicking diet, followed by 5 days of Jamie Troxel’s delicious raw food service.  Day One of ProLon will start for me on Thursday December 7 and go through Monday December 11.  This will segue nicely into Jamie’s 5-day offering Dec 12-16.  You can...

Let’s take a pause between Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts to shrink our tummies a bit a reel in that sweet tooth. I recommend 5 days of ProLin since the ingredients are high quality and the program is well thought out. If that doesn’t work for you consider 5 days of warm Master Cleanse (fresh lemonade with maple syrup and a pinch of cayenne pepper). Contact me if you want a ProLon kit from my office for $187. Best price is to buy 3 from the Vitamin/Supplement section of this site ($140 each)

Lately I have enjoyed a mini cleanse developed over 25+ years by Dr. Valter Longo.  It’s a 5-day program that allows for a fasted state (ketosis, autophagy) without having to go without food, called ProLon (as in prolong your life, and a tribute to founder Dr. Longo).  Water only fasting for more than a day, which I rarely recommend, basically requires resting quietly in a cave.  For 10 days this June I’ve combined this 5-day fasting-mimicking diet with a kit available through my website here: https://prolonfmd.com/products/prolon-professionals followed by Jamie Troxel’s yummy raw food cleanse — also a 5 day program.  If you’d like to join the group, the dates will be June 14-23.  Please call Jamie directly at (907) 209-8293 to arrange for pick up and payment.  This will be a splendid treat and gift to yourself — no thinking about food for 10 days because everything you need will be provided.  Very doable.  And the benefits will be immediate and lasting.  Email me at to get on the list for the group get-togethers — likely Saturday(s) at 4...

DATES: Meetings on 3 Saturdays 3:30 – 4:30 PM April 30, May 7 and May 14 2022 LOCATION: on the second floor of Arcticorp Building (one floor below my office and on the Harris St side of the building) room 216. PROGRAM: 5 days of raw food (recommend buying from Jamie Toxel (907) 209-8293  $250. Tuesday-Saturday May 3-7.  Order from Jamie and pay her directly.  Followed by 5 days of the ProLon program  “Fast Mimicking Diet” (Dr. Valter Longo).  Lots of info on this program below.  You can buy through my office for $187 or directly from the company.  Be aware, the shipping to AK is fairly high, but I will buy in bulk to minimize shipping costs. The 5 ProLon days will ideally follow directly after 5 days of Jamie’s raw food (May 8-12) but could also be delayed a few days. Receipts available with a visit to my office to personalize health goals. The  program objectives are: * Increase authentic comfort with eating less * Enhance focus on health-promoting food choices * Enjoy more energy, better BMs, clear skin and deep sleep (too much...

Basic naturopathic principles for treating COVID 19 infection Help brain recovery (especially if already diagnosed, or at risk of, dementia): Lithium orotate, 20-50 mg daily DHA 1000 mg daily (eating fatty fish is also good) www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fphar.2020.557629/full Immune tonics (choose one or 2) Cordyceps Rhodiola Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus) Bioflavonoids: Berberine, Curcumin, Quercitin, Resveratrol, Hydrastis (Goldseal) Epicatechins (green tea) Anti virals Lomatium Astragalus Echinachea (not if Bloodtype O) Lauric acid (Monoloaurin) COVID 19 is known to re-activate EBV www.researchsquare.com/article/rs-21580/v1 Cardiac protection Nitric oxide donors: Citrulline. Beets, Arginine. Cranberry extract Enzymes: Bromelain 1000 mg BID, Wobenzyme Taurine up to 2 grams daily Lung support NAC 1200 mg at bedtime to thin mucous and allow for more productive expectoration Glutathione, ideally liposomal (Readisorb brand, 1 tsp daily) Sauna/sweating Energy level B vitamins https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7428453/ Licorice (especially if low cortisol, or craving salt) Gentle daily exercise (walking, yoga, easy bike riding) Melatonin 1.5-3 mg at bedtime to improve sleep onset Chamomile or Ashwaganda or L-Theanine of Phosphatidyl serine at bedtime to improve sleep durability (inhibit overnight cortisol spikes)

Greetings Optimal Health Seekers! I have been thinking about this year’s spring cleanse for several weeks. Maybe call it rebooting an excellent lifestyle or perhaps you can relate to wanting to take a closer look at day-to-day health habits. You don’t have to go anywhere for this personal retreat. But you can easily take it on the road if you have travel plans that can finally hatch! What I have to offer is modifiable, and has 3 basic levels of commitment — per your evaluation of need for fine-tuning your health.

As many of you know I am interested in optimizing health and healthy longevity.  I am not interested in pushing my body to last for 150 or 200 years; however I want a long life with health and sufficient vigor until the end.  Of course this is what I want for my patients and family as well. Starting around age 25 we begin a slow decline in stem cell production.  These “pluripotent” (can become any tissue) cells emanate typically from the bone marrow and are the basis of tissue healing because they can become muscle, tendon, blood vessel, nerve, bone — whatever is needed.  Our bodies are intelligent, self-healing organisms  informed by good diet, good attitude and the basics of clean living.  Those of you who do your best to commit to these basics are in a terrific position to build on to healthy longevity, by stimulating de novo stem cell production. I have used PRP (platelet rich plasma) and oxygenation therapies (ozone infusions) for over a decade to help stimulate innate self-healing.  These therapies have been helpful to many...

  In response to NYTimes columnist David Leonhardt published March 10, 2020 about 7 steps to minimize risk of spreading corona virus (COVID-10), who asked “Did I miss anything?” March 11, 2020 Hi Mr Leonhardt Thanks for asking. I have been a primary care doc for nearly 30 years (in Juneau Alaska).  Did you know that our endogenous anti-viral is FEVER? https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rspb.2013.2570?fbclid=IwAR2fUpjtOWW2nbeegsqK535uLj0ywwdtzq0EgonfRfPWTghmfKij8gFldVc& Also https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2951171/?fbclid=IwAR2WTSgftKKaqiz685EtWNoua_OC2kcQ-GK80IabyD7ovTLpyZ8M9_C1vIc#__sec14title Humans capable of mounting an appropriate immune response develop a fever when exposed to viral infections.  Viruses are tiny, as you know, and do their dirty work inside cells.  As opposed to bacteria, which are much larger and infect the space outside our cells, typically producing snot and phlegm and the like (mucus mixed with spent white blood cells).  The fact that the virus may abate with warmer weather has gotten some airplay but the deeper message is not getting across: viruses dislike heat.  Most viruses cannot survive in temperatures above say 103 degrees F.  I have instructed all my patients, besides assiduous prolonged hand washing and keeping fingers away from the “danger triangle” of eyes, nose...

This is from cardiologist Dr. Gundry: Lectin Shield Lectins are a protein present in many plant-based foods we eat. They can interfere with your digestion, energy, and overall health. Lectin Shield is a unique blend of potent compounds designed to bind to the lectins in your diet. Promotes regularity and pleasant bathroom visits Blocks dietary lectins Helps reduce feelings of gas and bloating Aids against out-of-control food cravings Made in USA PRODUCT DESCRIPTION This groundbreaking new formula was created to offset the discomforting effects of lectins (proteins commonly found in plants that make them harder to digest). Lectin foods pervade the typical American diet and it can be difficult to maintain a completely lectin free diet. This is where Lectin Shield comes in. Lectin Shield works to protect your body from a pile-up of lectins and to promote full-body comfort. Supports intestinal health. Blocks dietary lectins. Helps reduce instances of gas and bloating. Helps curb cravings for lectin foods and encourages digestive strength. Please email me to join with me in a 1-2 month experiment using this product. SHIELDING YOUR...

Cultivated foods have all developed mechanisms to protect themselves. Yes, they are “evolved organisms” and prefer to not be eaten. Mostly these toxic substances (called lectins) in almost all cultivated foods work to prevent bugs and birds eating away at the plants. But lectins can disrupt human gastric-intestinal health, and negatively impact brain function as well — including instigating food cravings.