IV Therapy at Bloom Natural Health

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If you’ve stepped through our doors at Bloom, you’ve probably seen our relaxing IV lounge during your visit, often full of ladies (and some brave gentlemen) getting IV treatments.  So, what’s the buzz with these pink colored bags full of liquid goodies?  IV (intravenous) nutrients are a powerful tool to give your body a boost.  These nutrients are 100% absorbed and because of that, your body gets a major dose of vitamins and minerals delivered directly into the bloodstream.  It is estimated that 60% of people have digestive disturbances which can lead to an inability to absorb nutrients via the digestive tract.  Over time, these digestive problems can lead to major nutrient deficiencies.  As naturopathic doctors, we are always working to restore the gut function so you can get the benefits of having such a great diet.  While we are working hard in doing that, supplying your body with nutrients via IV treatments speeds the healing process.  Vitamins and minerals operate as antioxidants and cofactors for biochemical reactions in the body.  If you are deficient in a particular nutrient that works as a cofactor, then that reaction might not happen as fast or as readily as it should.  For example, if you have a deficiency in magnesium, over 300 different biochemical reactions in the body will be sluggish.  Symptom wise, you’ll likely feel fatigue, have difficult menstrual cycles, and experience muscle cramps.  And that’s just one example.  In our custom formulated intravenous therapies, we provide over 30 different vitamins and minerals to replenish your deficiencies and get you feeling like a million bucks again!  

 

Benefits of IV Therapy

• Increase in energy

• Detoxification

• Reduce/eliminate migraines

• Stress & anxiety relief

• Supports healthy immune function

 

Bloom’s Favorite Intravenous Additives

• Vitamin C – essential for healthy adrenal function, immune system, and healthy skin, hair and nails

• Selenium – a powerful antioxidant that boosts thyroid function

• Engystol – a homeopathic medicine to support the immune system against the symptoms of flu, including fever, body aches and chills.  

• Glutathione – what we call “liquid gold”; your body’s most abundant antioxidant to powerfully fight free radical damage

 
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Have Your Home Smell Like the Holidays

 

BLOOM’S WHITE FIR & PEPPERMINT BLEND

A blend that is sure to remind you of Christmastime – fresh cut pine and candy canes! This essential oil combination is energizing to the mind, improving concentration and mental acuity, yet relaxing to the body.

White fir has been traditionally used for hundreds of years to treat fevers and respiratory infections including tuberculosis. It has anti-cancer properties and is a powerful antioxidant plus a natural anti-inflammatory, making it a soothing remedy for rheumatic pain as well as muscle and joint pain.

When formulated with peppermint, White Fir has even more affinity for the respiratory and muscular systems. Scientists have researched peppermint’s role in affecting impaired taste and smell when inhaled and its ability to directly affect the brain’s satiety center, which triggers a sense of fullness after meals. It is beneficial to the sinuses and especially useful for women during monthly cycles or menopause. This is a wonderful blend for both physical and emotional health. Just what the doctor ordered to help with the stress of the holidays. Now available at Bloom!

 

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Smell Like Royalty with Frankincense and Myrrh

HEALTH BENEFITS OF FRANKINCENSE

Frankincense, anciently revered by royalty, was once considered to be more precious than gold. In contemporary times, it has been revealed to have numerous medicinal uses. When applied topically, it helps promote skin regeneration and keep existing cells and tissues healthy making it a great anti-aging therapy and treatment for acne, boils and scars. It’s a wonderful antiseptic, disinfectant and astringent whether the fume is inhaled or the oil is applied topically to the skin. Frankincense is warming with anti-tumor properties, stimulating to the immune system, and is calming to both the mind and digestive tract helping with anxiety and abdominal uneasiness. It helps treat depression, asthma, hemorrhages, urinary tract infections, and PMS. Because it is an emenagogue and astringent, it should not be used during pregnancy. The oil of frankincense blends well with lime, lemon, orange and other citrus oils as well as benzoin, bergamot, lavender, myrrh, pine and sandalwood oil.

HEALTH BENEFITS OF MYRRH

 In ancient Egypt, myrrh was used in incense and perfumes. In ancient Greece, it was used for healing wounds. It has been uncovered that this essential oil has many medicinal uses. It has antimicrobial, antiviral and antifungal properties, helping to fight off infection. It’s also an astringent, helping to stop hemorrhage, an expectorant, helping to relieve congestion, a stimulant, helping to encourage proper blood circulation, and an immune booster. It is calming to the senses as well as to the stomach, and has both anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties. Myrrh is warming with anti-tumor effects and benefits depression, eczema, ringworm, and may normalize menstruation helping to relieve symptoms of PMS. Myrrh should not be used during pregnancy due to its stimulating effects on the uterus. Myrrh blends well with frankincense, lavender, palma rosa, patchouli, rosewood, sandalwood, tea tree and thyme oil.

THE MAGICAL OIL BLEND OF FRANKINCENSE AND MYRRH

The combination of frankincense and myrrh is deeply meditative. A gentle diffusion of this blend can evoke emotional balance in cases of anxiety and stress. It is also appropriate as an adjunct to prayer and meditation and best used when seeking emotional insight. This is a beautiful oil blend for the holidays. While frankincense helps us ground and become centered on Earth with tranquility and clarity about our deeper values, myrrh is known to unite Heaven and Earth – the spiritual with the physical. It helps manifest the spiritual in Self and raise consciousness. Like with frankincense, myrrh works therapeutically on the nervous system, calming the mind, instilling tranquility, and bringing peace and inner stillness. Just what the doctor ordered during the stress of the holidays. Now available at Bloom!

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Healthy Tips For A Trimmer Turkey Day

Let’s face it, most of us look forward to splurging on Thanksgiving, and possibly on the days that follow with all the leftovers. And what do we tend to do but skip breakfast and possibly even lunch thinking we’re saving the calories for the big feast. However, eating a small meal earlier in the day can give you more control over your appetite later and keep your metabolism revved so your body doesn’t go into starvation mode and hold on to all the fat and calories it can for survival.

We all need to learn to lighten up. Make your recipes healthier using less fat, sugar, and calories. Consider using fat-free chicken broth to baste the turkey, skip the gravy, use sugar substitutes in place of sugar and fruit purees instead of oil in baked goods. Reduce oil and butter whenever you can, but don’t substitute with margarine. Consider using Earth Balance – an organic buttery spread that’s free of the “bad fats.”

Try and select reasonable-sized portions of different food groups, and focus on the things that only come around once a year. Why fill up on the things you can have on any given day? Resist the temptation to go back for seconds. Allow your brain to compute that your stomach is full. Save the second round for the next day when you can enjoy leftovers, that way you can look forward to an encore! The traditional eats on the Thanksgiving table that tend to be lower in fat and calories include white turkey meat, plain steamed vegetables, roasted sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes (sans the butter and sour cream), and pumpkin pie.

Other healthy tips include eat slowly and savor the food. And go easy on the alcohol – not only is it full of sugar, but it’s full of empty calories! Enjoy a walk after dinner with family and friends to help encourage digestion and utilize those calories you just packed in! When it comes to your weight – be realistic. The holidays are a time for celebration and should be enjoyed with those you enjoy and care about. Focus on weight maintenance rather than weight loss. Shedding any extra pounds can happen after the holidays – that’s what New Year’s resolutions are for! Come find out about our HCG natural weight loss specials and detox programs the week after Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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Skinny Spot Shots

Skinny Spot Shots target unwanted fat in areas where it’s the most difficult to lose the bulge. Tighten up the tummy, thighs, buttocks, or upper arms through a series of injections that are administered in select areas to help stimulate adipose tissue metabolism.

The compounded solution is formulated in Italy with very specific bioactive homeopathic medications. These components work to help increase lymphatic flow while also helping to stimulate local fat burning. This can be very beneficial for stubborn areas of excess body fat and cellulite.

The standard protocol consists of having one treatment per week for 10 consecutive weeks. Alternatively, you can choose to have two treatments weekly for the first two weeks, followed by one weekly treatment for one month, and then one treatment per month for two months.

Depending on the effect you’re looking for, a second series of 10 treatments can be done for enhanced results. Skinny Spot Shots are all natural having no known interactions with any other medications. They are, however, contraindicated during pregnancy and for women who are nursing.

Target the spot and dissolve the bulge today!

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Not So Fresh Air Fresheners

Smell is so important – one of our greatest senses.  And we all love things to smell good.  This includes our houses.  The use of air fresheners is pretty widespread and can be found in most homes.  What if you knew that using most of these commercial air fresheners transforms the air in your living room into the equivalent of a smoggy traffic jammed day in LA? The list of ingredients in most of these products includes allergens, carcinogens, and other known toxic substances.  Acetaldehydes, styrene, phthalates, and formaldehyde are just some of the toxins in these air fresheners.

Here at Bloom we have a great non-toxic alternative.  Our gorgeous lotus essential oil diffusers atomize water and diffuses pure essential oils in a fine mist into the air.  Various therapeutic oils can be used.  Some of our favorites are grapefruit, lemon, lavender, and frankincense.  Our most favorite oil for this time of year is our special blend called On Guard.  This is a mix of several oils that are proven to kill viruses, bacteria, and molds.  We keep our air nice and clean here at Bloom with this oil in our diffusers, plus the added benefit that it smells delightful and clean.

Stop by Bloom to pick up a Lotus diffuser and your preferred therapeutic grade essential oil and enjoy a cleaner and fresher smelling home.

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Get the Skinny on The Bloom hCG Weight Loss Program

Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin, better known to most as hCG, is a naturally occurring hormone in the body that helps maximize the functional capacity of the hypothalamus – the center in the brain that controls hunger, mood, sex drive, thirst, and sleep. Simply stated, the hypothalamus acts as the coordinating system for the entire endocrine system and influences distribution and movement of fat throughout the body.

When a small amount of hCG is administered into the body, it works with the hypothalamus to mobilize abnormal fat deposits – like what we see in our belly, thighs and buttocks – release it as energy and make it available to the body as a source of nutrients. When administered in conjunction with a restricted diet, the combination safely reduces weight and abnormal fat in a relatively short amount of time. Many patients have lost 10-15 pounds in just three weeks! If you were to follow a restricted diet without using hCG, you would most likely experience hunger, cravings, sour moods, and a loss of structural fat and muscle mass. Following a specialized diet in conjunction with hCG, the hypothalamus is reset much like rebooting your computer when things aren’t functioning properly. After this “reset,” the endocrine system functions much more efficiently and you’re less likely to experience a yo-yo diet effect – losing and gaining weight cyclically adding more pounds over the years proving to be quite counterproductive. The Bloom hCG Weight Loss Program guards against this weighty rollercoaster ride and aims to manage blood sugar and lay a foundation for long-term weight management and continued success. It is unique in its approach, and the adjunct therapies that Bloom uses helps target your troubled areas more specifically for even greater and, many times, quicker results.

Although men will typically lose weight more quickly, the ladies can expect to lose 1-2 pounds per day. The more you have to lose, the quicker it seems to come off. The secret to the success of the program is commitment, dedication and compliance. The program is extremely simple and easy to follow, but can be challenging if you tend to talk yourself into cheating. But the Bloom team is here to help you with your most challenging moments. Support is extremely important, and we’re here to do everything we can to help you achieve your weight and health goals. The program is medically supervised and one of the many unique things about The Bloom hCG Weight Loss Program is that you’ll enjoy 1,000 calories a day, unlike the ultra-low 500 calorie-a-day diets you’ll find all over the Internet. Will you get bored with the food choices, you ask. Heck no! You’ll have a chance to exercise your creative culinary skills if you’d like! There are many tasty meals you can make including things like Lobster Bisque.

Participating in the Bloom hCG Weight Loss Program, you’ll be pleasantly surprised that you won’t feel hungry, you’ll have plenty of energy, and your taste buds won’t have the same desires for the sweets and junk food you may have had in the past. You’ll enjoy healthier foods, a healthier body, and a longer, healthier life!

What are you waiting for? Call Bloom today to schedule your consultation!

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