Visit Tahoma Clinic - Dr. Jonathan V. Wright: http://tahomaclinic.com
Dr. Jonathan V. Wright, Medical Director, established the Tahoma Clinic in 1973. He is a pioneer in holistic medicine and bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.
The Tahoma Clinic has a long history of providing effective treatments based on natural therapies. The Tahoma Clinic emphasizes the use of natural substances and natural energies for both the prevention and treatment of health problems not requiring surgical intervention. Established by Dr. Jonathan V. Wright in 1973, Tahoma Clinic has a long history of providing effective treatments based on natural therapies. Our approach includes a personalized total-health evaluation to assess digestion, assimilation, metabolism, deficiencies, allergies and toxicities. Our 35 years of experience have taught us that a large number of symptoms and conditions unresponsive to conventional treatment – or only suppressed by patent medications – will yield to the application of Nature’s remedies.
Several naturopaths are on staff at the Tahoma Clinic. Naturopaths are extensively trained in holistic medicine and licensed by Washington State. Click here for a list of our Staff and Services.
A Holistic Approach
If you are seeking a comprehensive, holistic approach to health and wellness, contact us at the Tahoma Clinic!
A Personalized Total-Health Evaluation
Our approach includes a personalized total-health evaluation to assess digestion, assimilation, metabolism, deficiencies, allergies and toxicities. Our 35 years of experience have taught us that a large number of symptoms and conditions unresponsive to conventional treatment–or only suppressed by patent medications–will yield to the application of Nature’s remedies.
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Since the early 1980’s, Dr. Wright has been instrumental in pioneering bio-identical hormone treatments for men and women. Hormone testing and balancing is often part of our whole-health anti-aging approach, safely and effectively enhancing the quality of life for hundreds of patients.
Science Based Therapies
The natural therapies at Tahoma Clinic are based on scientific studies compiled over the years by Dr. Wright and Dr. Alan Gaby. An extensive review of available literature established a library consisting of over 40,000 published articles, forming the basis of many Tahoma Clinic treatment protocols. Our treatments continue to be guided and defined by the most recent science-based research.
A Leader and Teacher
Dr. Jonathan Wright is a well-known and respected leader and teacher in the field of alternative medicine and bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.
Location – Renton / Seattle
Tahoma Clinic has served the Puget Sound area for over 25 years and is located 15 minutes from Sea-Tac airport and 20 minutes from downtown Seattle. Please contact us about scheduling a new patient appointment. We look forward to contributing to your good health! The Tahoma Clinic is located in Renton, WA just south of Seattle. Click here for maps and directions.
What Does “Tahoma” Mean?
“Tahoma” is the Native American name for Mount Rainier, chosen by Dr. Wright to honor the region’s most prominent landmark and Native American heritage.
Dr Jonathan Wright, MD Interview with Founder of Tahoma Clinic
Tahoma Clinic - Seattle Holistic Medicine Center
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Menopause
Equine Estrogen & Horse Hormones
Estriol Creams - Vaginal Application
Breast Thermography & Breast Cancer
Advanced MRI to Magnetic Molecular Energizer
Low Stomach Acid
What is Refine Sugar?
Source from: Become Healthy Now
The term "refining" means to remove by a purification process, certain coarsenesses or impurities. Sugar refining is the process of extracting out the sugar (sucrose) from the plant materials and then removing other unwanted materials from the extracted raw sugar. These substances can include remaining stalk fibers, soil, insect parts, molds, bacteria and waxes.
Table sugar comes from two primary sources: sugar cane (60%) and sugar beets (40%). Sugar cane grows in tropical and sub-tropical areas while sugar beets, tuberous white bulbs that are members of the common red beet family, are grown in temperate climates. The plants contain juices from which sugar crystals, syrups and molasses are made.
Sugar cane and beets are subjected to the same refining processes and produce identical products. In the repeated processes of washing, boiling, centrifuging, filtering and drying, nearly all of the plant’s nutritional elements are lost. What remains in the raw sugar product is 95% sucrose along with nutritionally insignificant minerals. "Raw Sugar" is not a raw or natural product at all, but is the highly refined, nutritionally depleted, 95% sucrose product before it is even further refined. IF sanitized by steaming this "raw sugar" can be marketed as turbinado. To produce the white crystals we call table sugar, bleaching agents such as lime and carbon dioxide are added. The sugar is then further "purified" (refined) and whitened by being filtered in a water-added liquid state through beef bone char. This process removes even more minerals. Sucrose in its completely refined stage is more familiarly called table sugar. "Pure" sugar refers to chemical purity, devoid of all nutritional and other elements, and not to a wholesome quality.
The completely refined white sugar product is now over 99.9% sucrose and for all practical purposes contains no nutritional elements such as vitamins, minerals, proteins or fibers. This accounts for expressions such as "empty calories" and "junk food".
Molasses is a by-product of sugar refining—a sweet thickened liquid obtained from the second extraction; and black-strap molasses in the liquid left after the third extraction. Light and dark brown sugar are simple refined table sugar to which is added 12-13% molasses. Confectioners sugar (powdered sugar) is pulverized white table sugar.
Sucrose is widely known by a variety of other names including beet sugar, brown sugar, cane sugar, confectioners sugar, invert sugar, powdered sugar, raw sugar, saccherose, table sugar and turbinado.
List of refine Carbs
Source from: Live Strong
Refined carbs are considered unhealthy carbohydrates. These complex carbs have had the fiber stripped away so they act as simple carbohydrates do in the body; they are digested rapidly, which causes a spike in blood sugar followed by a crash. They are essentially empty calories, and according to the University of Tennessee, refined carbs may even lead to the development of diabetes.
Table sugar and syrup other than natural maple syrup are refined carbs. Sugar and high fructose corn syrup are commonly added to many packaged foods, which causes them to become sources of refined carbs when they otherwise would not be. Natural maple syrup and honey are not refined carbs, but they are simple carbohydrates, and therefore, have an effect similar to refined carbs upon blood glucose.
Any beverage that contains sugar or refined syrup is a refined carb food. This includes sweetened fruit juice, beer, wine, soft drinks and sweet tea. Although 100 percent fruit juice does not have refined carbs, it does contain a high amount of carbs per serving size, which is why whole foods are preferred over their juices.
Fruits and Vegetables
Raw fruits and vegetables are an excellent source of good carbs, however, when canned or frozen, sugar is often added which turns them into bad carbs. Examples of refined carbs in fruits and vegetables include canned fruit pie filling, applesauce with added sugar, frozen fruit with sugar added and sweetened canned fruit. Some canned or frozen vegetable blends may have sugar included along with other seasonings.
White flour is a refined carb, and anything made from white flour should be limited in your diet. This includes bagels, bread, muffins and most packaged cereals. White flour combined with sugar adds even more refined carbs to foods like cookies, cakes, cupcakes and donuts. To be certain grain based foods are not made from refined grains, look for the words "whole wheat" or "whole grain" on the label. According to the University of California, foods with these words on the label are probably made from refined grains: "wheat flour," "stoned wheat," "cracked wheat," "100% wheat," and "multi-grain." Other refined carbs in this category include white rice and pasta.
Snacks are commonly high in refined carbs since they contain white flour or sugar. This includes sweets like pie, candy, candy bars, fudge and jelly. Other snacks high in refined carbs include pretzels and potato chips.
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Diabetes cure hiding in your spice rack!?
Welcome to Nutrition & Healing's Health eTips e-letter. Congratulations -- you've taken your first step into uncovering the nutritional cures that "mainstream" medicine tries so hard to keep from you.
You picked a great day to start -- I'm going to tell you how someday soon the threat of type 2 diabetes could be wiped out for millions of people. In fact, some type 2 diabetics may NEVER need drugs again.
It's true. Dr. Wright has shown us how to overcome and prevent it, with nothing more costly than table cinnamon.
I'm not talking about some exotic variety, but the stuff that's already in your cupboard!
Up until recently, type 2 diabetics thought they had no choice but to pay through the nose for dangerous drugs, including metformin (Glucophage®). Side effects from this stuff include extreme weakness, muscle pain, trouble breathing and even heart arrhythmia. But now, Dr. Wright's patients have learned... success can be as simple as saying "sugar and spice!"
How? It turns out that cinnamon contains a very powerful nutrient called methylhydroxychalcone polymer -- MHCP for short.
A few years ago, a research team led by Dr. Richard Anderson isolated a part of cinnamon (MHCP) that closely mimics insulin activity. The researchers observed that a combination of MHCP and insulin worked synergistically in regulating glucose metabolism.
The researchers concluded that although there were differences between the responses MHCP and insulin can have on regulating sugar metabolism, the benefit of combining the two therapies is clear. They also noted that MHCP does mimic insulin and that, in most instances, MHCP can work alone -- without the presence of insulin.
Cinnamon may eliminate the need for drugs in patients with type 2 diabetes
According to Dr. Wright, cinnamon/MHCP might not only help control blood sugar but also, when combined with appropriate diet, exercise, and other supplementation, make patent medications and their myriad adverse effects (including significantly increased cardiovascular mortality and occasional deaths from other causes) totally unnecessary.
Individuals with type 2 diabetes who aren't using patent medications should also consider this addition to their diet, exercise, and supplement plan. If you have a mild case of diabetes, it's quite possible that your blood sugar level will normalize simply by using cinnamon or MHCP. At the very least, it should improve.
And in either circumstance, using cinnamon or MHC should postpone or even help prevent progression of type 2 diabetes and its complications. Of course, always work with a physician who can monitor your progress and help you withdraw from any patent diabetes medication you may be taking.
Since insulin and MHCP have been found to be synergistic, taking MHCP or whole cinnamon should make it possible to regulate blood sugar with less insulin. Some complications of type 1 diabetes may come from insulin use itself, so using less insulin while maintaining blood sugar control could be beneficial. Always work with a physician whenever trying to taper down insulin usage.
But before you start sprinkling it on...
Dr. Anderson noted in his research that all species of cinnamon and numerous bottles of commercial cinnamon were tried and that they all worked to help regulate glucose metabolism in his research teams' experiments.
Coupled with the widespread availability of self-monitoring devices for blood sugar measurement, it isn't hard to tell if cinnamon or MHCP is helpful. However, keep in mind that whole cinnamon, like most plants and other living things, has both fat-soluble and water-soluble fractions. There is some evidence that high levels of the fat-soluble fractions of cinnamon could be cause for concern.
Some researchers have found that substances in the fat- (and oil) soluble fractions of cinnamon may be both carcinogenic and genotoxic (damaging to genes, and leading to an increased risk of both cancer and birth defects). Fortunately, these risks are easily avoidable, and you can still get all the benefits of cinnamon just by taking a few simple steps.
Dr. Anderson has observed that essentially all toxic materials in cinnamon are fat soluble. He simply recommends that, to be safe, anyone using more than 1/4 to 1 teaspoonful of whole cinnamon daily first boil it in water, then pour off the resulting watery solution for use, and discard the solid remainder, which would contain the fat- and oil-soluble fractions. Since MHCP is water soluble, it's still readily available in the watery solution poured off after boiling the cinnamon.
A helpful hint for actually going about separating the oils and fats on the surface of the water:
Try pouring the water through a cheesecloth (cheesecloths are available in many supermarkets and other cooking-supply stores).
If you prefer not to take these steps, but still want to try this natural approach to controlling diabetes, you can avoid the potential hazard of whole cinnamon by using the cinnamon derivative, MHCP, in supplement form.
Yours in good health,
P.S. Keep reading to find out how visible "clues" on your body may be a warning about a tendency for diabetes.
Seeing is believing
Q: Is there any way to tell if I might be predisposed to getting type II diabetes?
Dr. Wright: Absolutely! In fact, just a glance at your skin could tell you if you're "programmed" for diabetes. Here are some of the physical symptoms to look for on your body that might be trying to warn you that diabetes is on its way.
- Shin spots. Slow-spreading, brownish-red (occasionally yellowish) discolorations on the shins are often an early warning sign of impending adult onset (type 2) diabetes.
- Skin tags. As the name aptly describes, they're "tags" of skin most frequently found on the neck, under the arms, and in the groin area, and they're a common occurrence on adults.
- Dupuytren's contracture. This condition occurs when the connective tissue under the skin of the hand begins to thicken and shorten. As the tissue tightens, it may pull the fingers down towards the palm of the hand.
- Excess weight. Obesity is probably the most widely known physical symptom for type 2 diabetes, and it's usually the easiest to spot. If this is a problem for you, make sure to carefully examine your body for the other symptoms as well.
In addition to the symptoms you can actually see on your body, you should also be aware of some internal risk factors for type 2 diabetes--namely, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and, of course, family history of the disease.
While these factors may not put you at risk on their own, combined with the other physical signs they can be additional clues as to whether type 2 diabetes may be in your future.
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