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Ozone Autohemotherapy 101: Everything You Need to Know

You don’t need to be reminded that oxygen is essential for life. Every moment of every day, without even thinking about it, your body automatically inhales and processes the oxygen you need to survive. But what happens when that oxygen isn’t enough? Sometimes the body suffers injuries or illnesses that it can’t overcome with its… Read More »

How to Detoxify With Chelation Therapy

If you eat a well-balanced diet, exercise on a regular basis, and take care of yourself, you may assume that you’re perfectly healthy. Unfortunately, due to the toxins saturating our environment, you are still vulnerable to chemicals and pollutants found in the air, food, and water around you. You can’t achieve optimal wellness without detoxifying… Read More »

Why Is It Important to Detoxify After the Holidays?

The effects of all of those champagne toasts and holiday craft beers linger much longer than you might think. Your cell membranes are highly permeable to alcohol, which means that even just a few drinks will cause alcohol to diffuse into every cell of your body. Since alcohol is a hepatotoxin, it is actually a… Read More »

Infrared Sauna for Chronic Fatigue

Chronic fatigue can be a debilitating disease that can cause persistent fatigue for over six months, accompanied by headaches, joint pain, memory/brain fog, muscle pain, stomach issues, and immune system problems. Those who suffer from this condition consistently get told by mainstream medicine that there is no solution to their pain and exhaustion. Aside from… Read More »

Fermented Foods for Gut Health

Fermented foods have been used across cultures for thousands of years, and recently they have become popular again in our culture. One of the reasons for the insurgence of these healthy foods is the fact that they are full of bacteria and enzymes. When these healthy bacteria are eaten, they give your body a boost… Read More »

Living Your Best Life – Free of Allergies

Allergies are one of the leading causes of chronic illness in the United States. They affect more than 50 million Americans each year and cost suffers billions of dollars. Most allergy sufferers are fooled into thinking that daily medications like antihistamines are the only solution to allergy symptoms, but it is actually possible to reduce… Read More »

Chronic Lyme Disease: Why You Need to Find a Doctor Who Believes You

  What Is Lyme Disease? Lyme disease is a dangerous condition that can be transferred to humans through deer tick bites. This sophisticated bacteria quickly reproduces and uses its complex survival mechanisms to take control of the body. Most doctors treat Lyme disease with a round of antibiotics, but it’s now understood that this illness… Read More »

Healing with Heat

Here at the Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine, we strive to provide our patients with the most cutting-edge therapies to aid them on their pathway to Health, Hope and Healing. To that end, we are very proud to announce that we now offer a new treatment modality called the I-Wave.

To those of you who are familiar with our office, the I-Wave is the true spiritual successor to the previous generation the I-Therm.

Vitamin B12

Welcome to the Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine Blog.  In order to serve you better we will be posting small articles weekly at this location.  Our topics will include commentary on health news, services we provide, spotlights on our wonderful staff and other general health tips.  As a disclaimer, nothing that is written here should be construed as medical advice and before starting new medications or supplements, it is important that you make the right decisions with your doctor first.  Now that’s out of the way, let’s begin our first topic.

Lyme Disease

The Integrative Approach to Lyme THURSDAY AUGUST 25, 2016 – 6:00 PM Lyme can mimic every disease process such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, autoimmune conditions like MS. There are psychiatric conditions like depression and anxiety. This may cause significant memory and concentration problems. IF YOU CANNOT JOIN OUR SEMINAR IN PERSON. VISIT OUR FACEBOOK… Read More »

5 Simple Things to Optimize Your Home and Health

We all strive to live a healthy lifestyle, but the time and energy it takes to really change things around may be daunting for some. In this week’s blog, we discuss a few simple changes that can help make your home and your life healthier. 1. Taking Off Your Shoes Before Entering the House You… Read More »

Hiccups: More Than Just An Annoyance?

Hiccups. Most everyone has experienced this annoyance at some point. While they are usually considered a benign symptom, intractable hiccups have been shown to lead to depression and physical exhaustion. Hiccups can be caused by disturbance in the reflex arc that includes the brainstem, phrenic nerve, vagus nerve, and sympathetic chain. It can be caused by… Read More »

Detox Your Diet

Are you tired of waking up feeling bloated and tired? Sick of feeling full of gas and irregular? It may be time to consider a detox regimen that will help rebuild your gut flora and have you shedding pounds and feeling light. Does this sound too good to be true? The 21 Day Belly Fix… Read More »

Hormone Replacement in the News

A very recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine examines the relationship between the timing of Estrogen therapy and cardiovascular disease. The study suggested that when estrogen therapy is started close to menopause, the rate of subclinical atherosclerosis (thickening/hardening of vessels in the heart) is slowed down! Hormone Replacement Therapy has been… Read More »

Allergies and Natural Remedies

If you have been anywhere over the last few weeks, it is hard to ignore the constant sniffling that you may be hearing in the community. Though these symptoms may be due to the common cold, allergies are also a huge culprit and should be dealt with accordingly. In this week’s blog, we focus on… Read More »

Foods to Help with Leaky Gut Syndrome

Leaky Gut Syndrome is a condition of intestinal permeability, where certain proteins leak into your blood stream and can cause widespread inflammation. Inflammatory Bowel Disease, food sensitives and Hashimoto’s Disease are some conditions associated with Leaky Gut Syndrome. Have you been told that you have Leaky Gut Syndrome? If so, the following foods can help… Read More »

Ayurvedic Medicine: What’s your Dosha?

Ayurvedic medicine has been around for thousands of years, with its basic principles helping patients all around the world. This week’s blog illuminates the very basics of this ancient healing system with the characterization of Doshas. By the end of this short article, you will be on the road to identifying your Dosha and will… Read More »

Your Next Dinner Party: Gluten Free

With Valentine’s Day behind us and March just around the corner, you may be thinking of having a few get togethers with family and friends to welcome this beautiful Central Florida weather. While everyone seems to be following some type of special diet these days, we focus this week’s dinner planning menu on your gluten… Read More »

Strokes: The Basics and Beyond

Stroke: It’s the third leading cause of death in the United States with 140,000 people dying yearly. As the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States, about 600,000 strokes are first attacks, and 185,000 are recurrent attacks. This week’s blog post will touch on the basic pathology behind a stroke, warning signs… Read More »

Manual Lymphatic Drainage: A Brief History and Current Uses

What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)? Manual lymphatic drainage is a type of gentle massage that has become integral in the treatment of lymphedema. To briefly describe, the lymphatic systems carries waste products away from the tissues and depends on the intrinsic contractions of the smooth muscle cells in the walls of the lymphatic vessels. Lymphedema… Read More »

23 and me: A Look Into Genetic Testing

Think back to twenty years ago. Dial-up internet and personal computers were exciting and new. iPhones and Google were years away from conception, and Facebook, Twitter and any other social media was nonexistent. In just twenty short years, the way in which we communicate, interact and learn has changed dramatically. What if we said that… Read More »

The Symphony of Hormones Affecting Your Belly

If you’re like most Americans, you’re starting 2016 with the resolution to lose some of that belly weight and be a slimmer, trimmer version of yourself. With diets and weight loss tips all over social media, you have probably even experimented with a couple of lifestyle changes to see if anything can work for you…. Read More »

Glutathione: Your Body’s Best Defense!

If you are a lover of functional medicine like most of our patients, you have probably heard about glutathione. In the last five years, over 100,000 medical articles have been devoted to the molecule. Herald as one of the most important antioxidants, if not THE most important antioxidant, glutathione has been shown to help in… Read More »

New Year’s Resolutions: What is on your list?

Happy 2016! It’s a new year, which makes it a great time to set goals, resolutions, and be the best version of yourself. While only 45% of Americans make new years resolutions, the beginning of a calendar year serves as a natural time to take pause, reflect, appreciate the present and plan for your next… Read More »

Depression: Some Alternative Treatment Options

It is mid December, and while our warm weather may be deceiving, it is almost time for a new year! This week, Dr. Kalidas shares some pearls on depression. In addition to reviewing basic practices, we discuss several supplements that have been used to beat the blues.   Diagnosis  Prior to delving into treatment options,… Read More »

Tis the Season…

Mindfulness. The word has been used extensively in the media and there has been a notable cultural shift in the importance of mindfulness and de-stressing. Mindfulness, put simply, is possessing an awareness of thoughts. The idea is that if you’re in tune with the present moment and how you’re feeling, you’re better equipped to handle… Read More »

A Case Study in Men’s Health

42-year-old Caucasian male presented with a history of fatigue, hypertension, weight gain and low testosterone. He was prescribed testosterone cream by his primary care physician and initially felt better for a short period of time before having increasing fatigue and weight gain. His baseline testosterone was 225. Despite doubling the dose of testosterone, he continued… Read More »

Tips for a Trimmer Turkey Day

The Holidays are upon us, which brings a great opportunity to bond with family members and friends. While Thanksgiving allows us the time to reflect on what we are grateful for, we recognize that the holiday buzz is often centered around the big, indulgent meal. In this week’s post, we explore some tips on how… Read More »

The Common Cold: How to Fight It?

Fall has arrived, which means it’s the perfect time to be in Central Florida. With the last two nights in the low 70s, the ‘cooler’ weather has been a nice reprieve from the sweltering heat we are used to. With the change in seasons, comes the rise in sore throats, coughs, colds and runny noses. … Read More »

Boost Your Immune System!

Basic Functions The immune system is comprised of many structures and processes that help protect us from bacteria and viruses. The regulation of the immune system is incredibly important. Disorders of our immune system can manifest as immunodeficiency (not having one or more components of the immune system active), autoimmunity (an overactive immune response) and… Read More »

Benefits of Coconut Oil

Gone are the days when the use of coconut oil is limited to beauty products or massage lotions. Coconut oil has received a lot of positive press lately and deserves to be incorporated into your daily diet. Lets check out the evidence behind the popular product and what properties make some health experts consider it a… Read More »

Fibromyalgia: Getting The Truth Behind Your Diagnosis

Do you have recurring musculoskeletal pain? Depression? Fatigue? Have you been labeled with the diagnosis of Fibromyalgia? Last week, I lectured on this topic as part of our FREE educational seminar series. In conventional medicine, the diagnosis of Fibromyalgia is not often addressed with appropriate or effective treatment. Many patients that I have seen over… Read More »

Staying Healthy at 55!

Staying Healthy at age 55! Anita Kalidas, clinical nutritionist, gives us 5 tips on staying healthy at age 55! Please join us for our FREE lecture seminar on Fibromyalgia on September 17th at 6 pm. Please call (407) 355-9246 for more information and to RSVP. The Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine wishes you a… Read More »

Infrared Sauna: A Method of Detoxification!

Over my years practicing functional medicine, I have treated many patients who have a heavy burden of toxins. Whether they grew up in homes with lead, have sustained multiple dental procedures with mercury, worked in toxic environments, or harbor toxins from pesticides in foods, toxins are rampant in our society and can have a deleterious… Read More »

PMS: Three Helpful Hints from a Functional Approach

It’s that time of the month again…you’re feeling bloated, anxious, restless, and the acne that you thought you left behind during your teen years has come back in full swing. Pre-Menstrual Syndrome, commonly referred to as PMS, can pose a real issue for women. While some experience mild symptoms, others have symptoms so debilitating that… Read More »

Probiotics: The Latest I’ve Learned

Since I began my practice as an Integrative physician 15 years ago, I have seen thousands of patients with various symptoms and diseases. The recurring theme I see for most of my patients is some form of gastrointestinal disturbance. Whether it is constipation, diarrhea, Candida overgrowth, Ulcerative Colitis, IBS, Celiac Disease or malignancy, I have seen… Read More »

Back to School: A Guide to Healthy Habits on the Go!

It’s that time of year again. Summer is coming to an end, and school is back in session! While school days may provide a sense of routine and order for our working families, it also may be a time where children and teens slip back into bad habits. Lets take a look at some dietary… Read More »

Adrenal Fatigue: Beyond the Basics

Beyond the Basics of Adrenal Fatigue   In this week’s installment, we will recap what we learned from last month’s lecture by Dr. Thomas Moraczewski, in regards to adrenal fatigue. What is Adrenal Fatigue? The adrenal glands are two tiny glands sitting near your kidneys. They are responsible for the release of multiple hormones, including adrenaline, noradrenaline,cortisol,… Read More »

Sleep: Imperative to Your Health!

Sleep is one of the most important components of a healthy lifestyle, but is unfortunately often overlooked. In this month’s installment, we’ll explore sleep, its benefits, and some of the natural ways to aid this process. Sleep is a vital part of one’s routine, and aids many different processes. Those who suffer from sleep deprivation… Read More »

Biotoxin Illness

Have you been more tired than normal? Do you have problems thinking, word recall or remembering things? Are you unmotivated, anxious or depressed? Have you been in a water damaged or environmentally sick building? If you have been experiencing these symptoms or exposed to the risks above, you may be suffering from Biotoxin Illness. In… Read More »

The Basics of Hypertension: The Silent Killer

Hypertension is one of the most common conditions in our society and carries a large disease burden, contributing to myocardial infarctions, strokes, renal failure and death. In this week’s segment, we will preface the lecture Dr. Amar Kalidas will deliver tonight (5/21/2015) and touch on the basics of hypertension, the silent killer. What is Hypertension… Read More »

Fighting Depression with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Occasional feelings of anxiety and depression are expected and considered normal for the average person. However, when these feelings pervade one’s thoughts and it becomes impossible to function normally, further evaluation and consideration is necessary. Anxiety and depression are both common in our society, though it is reported that only a third of sufferers receive… Read More »

Facts Behind Food Sensitivities

In this installment, we will discuss one of the most interesting and current topics in our field: food allergies and sensitivities. Over recent years, gluten-free groceries and menus have become increasingly available and widespread, following the demand to cater for gluten-free diets. Here, we will review the difference between Celiac Disease and Non Celiac Gluten… Read More »

Join the Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine in the “Take a Bite Out Of Lyme” Challenge

  In March, 2015, the “Take a bite out of Lyme” challenge was launched by grassroots activists and ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society) to raise awareness and research funds for Lyme disease. After the ALS Ice bucket challenge took social media networks by storm last year, activists have created this concept to help… Read More »

Meditation: The Natural Way To Reduce Stress (Part Two)

Just as we promised in our previous blog, the Center for Natural and Integrative Health brings you some simple instructions for a meditation walk. It might surprise you to know there are dozens of different ways to do a meditation walk. This amazing stress-relieving activity can bring benefits to your mind, body, and spirit, and… Read More »

Meditation: The Natural Way To Reduce Stress (Part I)

This week, the Center for Natural and Integrative medicine shines the spotlight on meditation. You have the opportunity to learn the basic skills of meditation from Dr. Romy at 10:00 a.m. on March 21st. Not only will you learn how to meditate during this workshop, you will also take home new skills to help you… Read More »

Control Hormones: Slim Your Belly!

Please consider this blog a personal invitation to the Center for Natural and Integrative Health, for our seminar Happy Hormones:  Slim Belly.  Join us at 6:00 pm on March 19, 2015. You will discover the truth behind what is making your belly fat in spite of your exercise and diet. Truth Key Number 1:  Your… Read More »

The Heart Owner’s Manual: Part 3

Once again, our blog at the Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine shines the spot light on the special topic which we opened at the first of the year: maintaining a healthy heart. Undoubtedly, you have heard some of our tips previously, but we have tried to make the suggestions more memorable, powerful, and perhaps… Read More »

Lymph: Your Body’s Unsung Hero

We interrupt our special blogs on the “Heart Owner’s Manual,”  to bring you some much-needed information about your health and your lymphatic system. The end of February will bring you a very special seminar at the Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine. We hope you will attend Feb. 28, from 10:00 am to 12:00 PM…. Read More »

The Heart Owner’s Manual: Part 2

In our previous blog article, the Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine endorsed a healthy heart as the greatest “Valentine” you could give to your loved ones. In that blog we also covered some Heart Healthy eating habits. Those habits made up the First Chapter of our Heart Owner’s Manual,( Part One.) Although Valentine’s Day… Read More »

The Happiest Valentine: A Healthy Heart!

February is Valentine’s Month, and the Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine knows you have a red outfit chosen for Feb. 14th. However, you have more than one reason to wear that beautiful Valentine red outfit. This month has been dedicated as healthy heart month, and women are demonstrating their heart disease concerns by wearing… Read More »

Baby Steps To New Eating Habits (Part One)

Some dieters have medical conditions that mandate good nutrition as part of their treatment plan. Let’s take a quick look at three patients who have discovered medical conditions that require them to re-think their eating habits: Jen has been diagnosed with celiac disease. She knows gluten has been making her sick. Arthur has just learned… Read More »

January Reveals Special Events for Patients

At last you can learn how to make those unwanted pounds disappear forever! Discover the secrets of healthy, mindful eating through attending a comprehensive panel discussion of experts. The program is named, “Making Weight Loss a Reality, and it will be presented at the Center for Natural and Integrated Health Jan. 22, 2015, at 6:00… Read More »

The Forgotten Health Factor

At the Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine, we have heard many New Year’s Resolutions concerning Health. Many people are very determined that 2015 will be the year they make the lifestyle changes needed to improve their daily diet or establish a disciplined schedule for physical activity. We do not scoff at these New Year’s… Read More »

Secrets For Keeping Your Resolutions 2015

At the Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine, we wanted to bring you a blog that demonstrated the reflective, contemplative state evoked by this New Year’s celebration, our gift for your New Year. We did our research, and we found many articles about how to make New Year’s Resolutions. (We hope you made a healthy… Read More »

New Year, New Hope, New Challenges!

In place of our usual blogging topics, today the Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine searched for a meaningful message to bring you as we approach the New Year of 2015.  It seems like everyone has advice, and we hear a great many suggestions for resolutions.  Of course the Doctors and Staff at the Center… Read More »

Our Quick Tips Healthy Holiday Guide!

At the Center for Natural and Integrated Medicine, we advise you to balance the time you dedicate to food, activity, and fun. Rather than a long holiday healthy eating guide, with a long list of rules and regulations, the Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine presents you with this tiny Quick Tips Guide for your… Read More »

A Survivor’s Guide For The Holidays!

Whether you and your friends and family celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, or all three, the holidays can be times of difficult stress and depression. This is the reason The Center for Natural and Integrative Health is bringing you a Survivor’s Field Guide of Tips to beat holiday stress in the next two blogs. In addition… Read More »

Gobble! Gobble! Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving!

At the Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine, we want you to have a joyous Thanksgiving, just as we hope you will enjoy the other wonderful coming Winter Holidays. However, we hope you will pack on the memories with family and friends instead of packing on the pounds. Although experts warn us of an almost… Read More »

Flu-Fighting Food Boosts Your Immunity!

At the Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine, we know that what you eat can empower your immune system to fight off the season’s colds and flu. This blog is dedicated to giving you a list of some of the great tasting foods that will boost your immune system. As we said in our previous… Read More »

Amp Up Your Immunity: Ammunition For Fighting Colds and Flu!

Ah-choo!  You probably know that the cold and flu season is now in effect.That is why The Center For Natural and Integrative Medicine thinks it is especially appropriate to present a unique seminar on how to “Boost Your Immune System,”November 13, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. This Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine program will prepare you… Read More »

Center For Natural and Integrative Medicine: The Truth About Ebola

At the Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine, we are aware of the public concern over the recent fear of a deadly Ebola outbreak in the United States. We have investigated much of the controversy as well as the facts of ebola. This blog is dedicated to clarifying some basic information about this disease. Center… Read More »

Perfect Timing: Breast Care Seminar At The Center!

It seems very appropriate that in Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are offering two upcoming free breast care Seminars: Breast Care Treatments for Women October 11 and 18 10:00-11:30 a.m. Although this seminar does not directly concern cancer, it does concern breasts. Center For Natural and Integrative Medicine Presents:  Breast Care Therapy for the 21st… Read More »

Lyme Disease: Time to Defeat the Great Imitator!

Question: The Center for Natural and Integrated Medicine Asks, “What have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Migraine, Fibromyalgia, autoimmune conditions, MS, lupus, depression, anxiety, and memory problems got in common?” Answer: All of these diseases can be imitated by Lyme disease. Named “The Great Imitator,” by the medical profession, Lyme disease can disguise itself and masquerade as… Read More »

Cleansing Is Not Skin Deep!

In today’s society very few medical therapies are taboo in discussion, yet you do not hear the topic of  colonic hydrotherapy come up in conversation very often. Consequently, not much is known about this cleansing and efficacious treatment. The Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine plans to bring you information about this type of  treatment… Read More »

Breast Cancer: More Than a Fall Awareness!

For many years, the pink ribbons have fluttered within the multicolored jewel tones of Fall, indicating a special time to become aware of the risks and realities of breast cancer. At the Center For Natural and Integrative Medicine, we focus on preventative medicine and healthy lifestyle choices. We feel that Breast Cancer Awareness should go… Read More »


The Center for Natural and Integrated Medicine reports this week on a medical phrase that has been in the news a great deal recently. The term “medically induced coma” has been mentioned in relation to Joan Rivers’ recent health emergency. Many reports told us “the Comedienne and talk show host Joan Rivers was reportedly in a… Read More »

The Center Reveals: Secrets of the Thyroid!

The Center for Natural and Integrative medicine is happy to share information recently published on the Huffington Post. They carried the story of our own Dr. Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD .Granted she is a very busy person, since she is “a Neurologist with expertise in mind-body medicine, professional speaker, certified life coach,” but even… Read More »

The Gluten Free Diet: Good News And Bad News!

The Center of Natural and Integrative Medicine is happy to remind you that Thursday, August 21st, is the seminar you have been waiting for all Month: Going Gluten Free! We have been blogging about this subject all month. The entire world is beginning to realize what a serious matter gluten has become in modern life…. Read More »


At the Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine, we want you to be aware of certain health problems and symptoms that might indicate you have celiac disease. “By definition, celiac disease is an immune reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye.” If you have celiac disease, then eating anything containing… Read More »

The Center Presents: The Truth About Gluten!

Even as summer heats Orlando in August, the Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine is warming up to share informative opportunities….opportunities just for you!  We invite you to nourish your mind, body and spirit this summer! We all know that stress can affect our bodies in painful and miserable ways. Did you know that there… Read More »

Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine: How to Battle the Snack Binge!

The new dieter often does well at meal time, proudly eating smaller portions, but a few hours later the hunger cravings hit like a screaming itch. The gnawing hunger in the pit of your being demands that delicious feeling of fullness. Habit kicks in and suddenly you are battling the urge to binge. Recently we… Read More »

The Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine: Guard Your Life and Lymph (Part II)

In our previous blog, we explained some of the main features of your lymphatic system, often considered your body’s “second” circulatory system, and invaluable in clearing toxicity away from your system. Before reading Part Two of Guard Your Life and Lymph, we invite you to review Part One and remind you to pay special attention… Read More »


Our blog title this week, “Guard Your Life and Lymph,” is not a misspelling. We know the old saying refers to your “life and limb.” In order to care for “life and limb,” you might need to better understand your lymph system. The Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine has previously addressed the lymph system… Read More »

Natural and Integrative Medicine Presents: Tips for Your Safest Ever July Fourth Holiday!

Make This Your  Your Safest and Healthiest July Fourth Holiday! July Fourth is the time the time for enjoying picnics, community festivities, and dazzling fireworks displays. The Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine is always concerned about the health and safety of their friends, patients and readers. We are confident you can balance health and… Read More »

Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine: Monitoring The Sweet Life!

The term “sweet life” usually means a life of leisure, pleasure and delicious goodies. Today, our blog is using this term to discuss the sweets you choose to enjoy: sugar. This is the part of the “sweet life” that many Americans are trying to reject. Instead, they are in search of a new style of… Read More »

Center For Natural and Integrative Medicine: “Hunger Games” Revised!

Here in Orlando, at the Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine, we can not help be feel encouraged that more people every day are becoming aware of the importance of good nutrition for their health and well-being! Restaurants are becoming more health-conscious. Menus are featuring smaller portions and choices such as gluten-free foods. Grocery stores… Read More »

The Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine Presents: A Four Way Diabetes Stop–Part Two

Last week we introduced a two-part series of blog articles on ways to reduce your risks of diabetes. We gave you four baby steps for quick starting an anti-sugar campaign in your life : 1. Banish The Sweet Soda and other sugary sweet drinks. 2. Eat And Enjoy your food Slowly. 3. Take a Short… Read More »

Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine: A Four Way Stop Sign For Diabetes Risk!

It has been widely publicized by  the American Diabetes Association that 25 million Americans have diabetes, and the number is 8 million more than a few short years ago. You probably already know that you can strongly reduce your risks for diabetes with weight loss, exercise and a fat-free diet. As the American Diabetes Association… Read More »

The Gluten Free Report: PART II

Six friends sit down to eat dinner at a wonderful restaurant, and five of them order gluten-free meals. Does this mean all five have celiac disease? No. In fact, each one of the five out of the six friends might have a completely different gluten based problem. In today’s blog, the Center for Natural and… Read More »

Updating Celiac Disease: A Gluten Free Report From Our Orlando Center (Pt.I)

Celiac disease, or celiac sprue, is a disease often diagnosed when a patient’s immune system responds abnormally and negatively to a dietary protein called gluten. This is the reason that you are commonly seeing a new “free” phrase on menus and grocery aisles: Gluten-free. Put simply, “celiac disease is an “immune reaction to eating” gluten,… Read More »

The Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine: You Can Not Hide From Stress!

Most people think of stress related symptoms resulting in ulcers or headaches, but there are smaller stress-related miseries that are actually symptoms of stress in your life. Today, the Center for Natural and Integrative Health presents five symptoms that might show you are fighting stressful events or activities in your life.  Although you might be… Read More »

Center For Natural And Integrative Medicine: Can You Avoid Diabetes?

Some experts have stated that diabetes affects 8.3 percent of the people living in the United States today. According to National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse, diabetes has become our seventh leading cause of death. The Center For Natural And Integrative Medicine does not wish to alarm you, but we want you to know the facts and… Read More »

The Center For Natural and Integrative Medicine: This Twenty-First Century Toxic Life

The convenience of our beautiful modern life style is leading us deeper and deeper into toxicity. Mike Kehoe, PA-C, PhD, who is a Physician’s Assistant at the Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine, states that now “We eat, drink and breathe toxicity.” He adds, “It is no longer if you have toxicity in your body,… Read More »

The Center For Natural And Integrative Medicine: Strategies For Sleepless Nights

In our previous blog, “Sleepless In America,” we addressed the epidemic of sleeplessness that is plaguing America. Today, we will give you more important details about this prominent health issue, and share a few suggestions for controlling your sleepless nights. At the Center For Natural And Integrative Health, we caution you that these healthy sleep… Read More »

The Sleepless In America Report: From The Center For Natural and Integrative Medicine

Here at the Center For Natural and Integrative Medicine, we have blogged on many health concerns. Today we bring you news of a condition that has become an American epidemic. We have given you tips for a healthy lifestyle, but there is an area of health and well-being that we might not have touched upon… Read More »

The Center For Natural and Integrative Medicine Reveals: Secrets Of The Lymphatic System

We have a busy week at the Center For Natural and Integrative Medicine. First of all, just as we announced in our previous blog, Dr. Thomas Moraczewski will be conducting a seminar on “Women, Weight & Hormones,” on March 20th, 6:00 p.m. at The Center. Click and check out our last blog for a few… Read More »

The Center For Natural And Integrative Medicine Asks: Are Hormones Sabotaging You?

We know many women who look in the mirror and stress about their weight. They wonder if recent gains have been caused by the calories, the carbohydrates, their age or their exercise regime. There is another element involved in weight gain that women do not always consider: Their hormones. Please Mark Your Calendars!   Dr. Thomas… Read More »

Center For Natural and Integrative Medicine: AED Devices Create Super Heroes!

As you have probably heard, February is heart month, and so the Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine thought it would be especially appropriate to spread awareness of a life saving device that is becoming more and more common: The AED. Scenario: You are in a group in a hall on your way to a… Read More »

Stress Busters For Everyday Life: From The Center For Natural and Integrative Medicine

According to experts, “Stress is the body’s general response to any intense physical, emotional, or mental demand placed on it by oneself or others.” Our responses to stress are very individual, and it can be caused by any situation, depending on many variables.   We personally invite you to  attend Dr. Romie’s seminar, on “Stress Reduction,… Read More »

Chocolate Is A Healthy Valentine: A Report From The Center For Natural And Integrative Medicine

Special Reminder:  Mark your calendar for Dr. Romie’s upcoming seminar, “Stress Reduction.”  Discover the secrets of  learning to live with less stress! Because Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, we are celebrating the healthy joy of chocolate in this week’s blog. The Mayo clinic has noted, “February is the month for chocolate!”  Check here… Read More »

A Brief Report On GMOs: Do You Really Want To Eat That?

By definition, “GMO stands for genetically modified organisms, and foods that contain ingredients with GMOs are considered GMO foods. GMOs are used in many crops, including soybeans, corn, potatoes and canola.” Why Do We Care About The Corn? So, why should the Center For Natural And Integrative Medicine care what some microscopic materials a geneticist… Read More »

Men’s Health And The Superman Complex: Insights From The Center For Natural and Integrative Medicine

Special Note! Each year, at The Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine, our doctors and staff offer free seminars on today’s hot health topics. For example, here is your reminder to join us Jan. 23rd for Dr . Amar’s seminar on Men’s Health. Learn about the modalities for low testosterone, and discover the multiple causes… Read More »

Quieting Silent GERD: Advice From The Center For Natural And Integrative Medicine

In our most recent blog, the Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine brought you information about gastroesophageal reflux disease, known as GERD. We explained the major ways people suffer with this condition. “The unpleasant sensation of heartburn in the chest and stomach, along with the sour taste of acid in the mouth, is an all-too-familiar… Read More »

From The Center For Natural and Integrative Medicine: Answering Five Burning Questions About GERD!

  We begin with a Mini-Case Study Scenario, which will lead us to some heart-burning questions about GERD: Mr. Smyth had a pleasant Sunday dinner. In fact he over-ate a little bit. He sits down to watch a favorite television show. Then he is assaulted with a sharp, burning pain. He freezes with fear. Naturally,… Read More »

Relieve Pain in 2014: Put Some Spice In Your New Year!

Whatever your New Year’s Resolutions might be, we of the Center For Natural and Integrative Medicine, hope they will include continuing or adopting a healthy lifestyle. It sounds so easy when you boil all the wellness advice down to a sound bite that we call the Big Four:  You need adequate nutrition, sleep, exercise, and… Read More »

From The Center For Natural and Integrative Medicine: Holiday Healthy Hints And Wishes For You!

Here at The Center For Natural and Integrative Medicine, we certainly want our friends to enjoy a wonderful holiday season. We also want you to  maintain your good health habits in spite of the temptations of the season. Today we bring you some healthy hints to help you avoid eating too much, drinking too much,… Read More »

Specialized Nutrition: Your Key To Integrative Oncology (Part I)

As we promised in our most recent blog, today we begin to give you a more information on the Four Pillars of Integrative Oncology. In our most recent blog, we explained the concept of integrative oncology as the blending of nutrition, exercise, stress-reduction, and spirituality with the accepted traditional treatments for cancer. These four pillars… Read More »

The Center For Integrative Medicine Presents: The Big “C” And Integrative Oncology

  The Center for Integrative and Natural Medicine welcomes the proactive patient! We have always believed in a true partnership between the patient and the doctor. For many doctors of yesteryear, and even for a few today, this partnership did not exist. The patient was given a diagnosis, and he or she simply took the prescribed… Read More »

Center For Natural and Integrative Medicine Reveals The Truth Behind Some Holiday Foods!

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, many of us are reviewing the recipes for our family’s favorite foods for the upcoming feast. It is an appropriate time to take a hard look at some of the dishes that might be on your menu. Although you might still choose to cook them, at least you will… Read More »

Seniors Discover Yoga As A Fountain of Youth: Benefits From The Center For Natural and Integrative Medicine

Tao Porchon-Lynch is a remarkable woman. She teaches yoga classes at the Westchester Institute of Yoga. Recently she released a new instructional yoga DVD with former model and instructor, Tara Stiles. She is also 94 years old.There are many styles and types of yoga, but one special trend is clear; older Americans are discovering it… Read More »

Plain Talk About Family Style Nutrition: From The Center For Natural and Integrative Medicine

Halloween welcomed us to the Holiday Season. Now, as we plan Thanksgiving and Christmas, we know we face the season of over-indulgence, and sugary temptations.  The Center For Natural and Integative Medicine thought it would be approapriate to create a blog about healthy nutrition, family style. Having “the talk” with your child used to mean an… Read More »

Halloween Goodies That Are Good For You! From The Center For Natural and Integrative Medicine

As we go deeply into the season of pumpkins and harvest moons, we want you we want to ask you to hold a mirror up to your general feeling of daily health and wellness. Take a look at your reflection in the mirror, and then please ask yourself a few important questions: 1. Are you… Read More »

Your List of Everyday Environmental Risks For Breast Cancer: From The Center For Natural and Integrative Medicine

In the most recent blog from the Center For Natural and Integrative Medicine, we warned you about lifestyle choices that could be affecting your risks for breast cancer. In this blog we present you with some risks which exist in our modern environment. Some of these risks are very difficult to avoid; others can be… Read More »

Breast Cancer And Lifestyle Choices: Mini-Report From The Center For Natural and Integrative Medicine

  Like many others, we are turning October pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, an international woman’s health movement that has revolutionized the public consciousness of breast health. You are undoubtedly aware that many organizations, companies, clubs, families and individuals use this time to raise funding for research and advocation in the area of… Read More »

Spotlight on Fibromyalgia Diets and Alternative Medicine… What works for you?

Feeling good when you have fibromyalgia comes and goes. Taking more responsibility for what you eat and how different foods affect you may be key to managing the good feelings. This blog is dedicated to talking about some foods you may consider to ease the pain and make each day more bearable. Dr. Kalidas and the Center… Read More »

The Center For Natural and Integrative Medicine Reveals: The Mystery Disease

We call fibromyalgia the mystery disease because patients who suffer from it report chronic body-wide pain. They also endure symptoms, including “persistent fatigue, headaches, cognitive or memory impairment, morning stiffness and non-restorative sleep.” In the most mysterious manifestation of all of its symptoms, the pain of fibromyalgia can migrate from one body zone on one… Read More »

Welcome Back From The Last 2013 Summer Holiday!

We have spent the long week-end in summer’s last happy holiday. Did you know we are all celebrating “National Back To Work Day?” First of all, we hope you enjoyed the long week-end with family and friends. Secondly, we hope you are looking forward to the joys of Fall. We embrace the beginning of the… Read More »

Powering Through Pain With Prolozone: Part 2 from the Center for Natural and Integrated Medicine

Experts agree that what differentiates Prolozone therapy from other prolotherapies, is the use of medical grade ozone in the injections. Prolotherapy injections might have only the vitamins, nutients and natural medicines, without the boost of Oxygen in the form of ozone. This difference is also what makes Prolozone so very special and so effective. Experts say,… Read More »

Prolozone Therapy Transforms Pain into Power: From the Center For Natural and Integrative Medicine

Are you plagued with pain in your knees? Do you have a persistent neck ache that grinds on your nerves? Have you almost given up hope of ever escaping the pain of your old sports injury? Stop! You must learn about Prolozone.The first way to investigate something new to you is to define it. That… Read More »

Caution! Five Ways Your Vacation Can Be Hazardous To Your Health: A Special Report from the Center For Natural and Integrative Medicine

At the Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine, we  know that many of you are taking advantage of the last days of summer. You are enjoying vacations, week-ends and daytrips with family and friends. You and your families are staying at quaint little beach motels, high-rise metropolitan hotels, and budget-based highway inns. We do not… Read More »

Four Ways Dark Chocolate Helps You Live Longer: Secrets from The Center For Natural and Integrative Medicine

The word chocolate is translated as “food of the gods.” Chocoholics have praised its rich taste and mellow aroma for centuries. Research continues to reveal the benefits of consuming this beloved treat. Here then is our count-down of four of the best reasons to eat dark chocolate for your good health. 1. What You Already… Read More »

Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation: The Healing Touch of Light

Primitive man adored light. Ancient civilizations recognized its power. Light has wonderful associations with life, health and vitality. The ingredients of sunlight have long been known to have health-giving benefits. Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation sounds a little scientifically complex and frightening, but it is simple, painless and safe. UBI  is essentially, the healing power of light. … Read More »

Red, White and Blue Tips For Your July Health and Safety! From The Center For Natural and Integrated Medicine

Happy Independence Day!  Dr. Kalidas and the entire staff of the Center for Natural and Integrated Medicine hope you will enjoy a happy, safe, sane and healthy July 4 holiday. Today, this blog will celebrate Independence Day with a few health and safety tips for your entire summer! 1. Leave the Rockets Red Glare to… Read More »

Simple KeysTo Preventing Lyme Disease: A Special Report From The Center For Natural and Integrative Medicine

The Center For Natural and Integrative Medicine Reveals How To Prevent Catching Lyme Disease This month we have been featuring the facts behind Lyme Disease. We have addressed its initial signs and symptoms, such as the bull’s eye rash, headaches, swollen lymph glands, and fever. We also explained how, left untreated, this can progress to… Read More »

Lyme Disease Headlines Part 2: Advice From the Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine

Today we are focusing on treatments for Lyme disease. The Center for Natural and Integrative  Medicine invites you to review our last blog for introductory comments and symptoms of this tick born disease. Then you will be prepared for this detailed blog about some of the treatments. The usual course of early treatment for Lyme disease… Read More »

A Center For Natural and Integrated Medicine Alert: A Summer Time Health Threat! (Part I)

Now that Memorial Day has ushered in the season of fun and sun, we must remind ourselves about the health hazards of the outdoor world.  It’s time to be close to nature, but beware! When we visit woods and meadows, hiking trails, and hills, or even our own back yard, we can not avoid the abundant… Read More »

The Center for Natural and Integrated Medicine: The Revelation About Chelation!

Introducing You To A Wonderful Therapy We heard an inquiry last week about the “new” chelation IV therapy. Actually, although there is new awareness of this IV therapy, it is not exactly new. We know if you are investigating chelation for the first time, it will be quite a revelation to you. Chelation has a… Read More »

Are You Chemophobic or Chemo-Cautious?

Sometimes advocates for natural medicine or organic foods are criticized for showing an excessive fear of modern synthetic chemicals. Such critics define this fear as chemophobia.  No, we are not chemophobic, but we are cautious, perhaps we could be called chemo-cautious. We are concerned  about the amount of synthetic chemicals increasingly present in our lives. Nothing can startle… Read More »

Congratulations, Detox Success Stories!

As we see the end of the great detox effort of April 8-17, 2013, we extend our congratulations to the participants. Unlike the fad diets and fake nutrition advice in the newest magazines, the participants in the program of the Center For Natural and Integrated Medicine have done more than fast. They have accomplished many… Read More »

Ready For Your 100,000 Mile Tune Up? From The Center For Natural and Integrative Medicine

Are you ready for a tune-up? Americans show their cars a lot of love; regular service and tune-ups are a part of their loving care for their expensive automobiles. Sadly, many of these same Americans neglect to maintain their physical well-being and health with as much care and attention. Just as we announced in the last blog,… Read More »

Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine: Eye To Eye With I-Therm Technology

The Beauty of the Treatment Most of us recognize the soothing power of warmth. Heat has been used for centuries to alleviate pain and foster healing. Warm soup. Warm steam. Warm compresses. Today’s technology has advanced heat therapy to cutting edge perfection in the I-Therm system. In fact, there is no other treatment that can… Read More »

Incredible Infra-red Therapy Available At Orlando Natural and Integrated Health Center

You might have been watching the Oprah Winfrey Show when Dr. Oz rolled out an impressive box, he called a “life Extension Tool.” It looked like an ordinary sauna, but it wasn’t. He explained that this special type of sauna could help you burn 700 calories in a session without exercising. He was introducing us… Read More »

Method in Your Madness: Five Healthy Cooking Strategies For A Low Cholesterol Kitchen

Picture these choices on your kitchen counter: A lovely fresh fish fillet, a fluffy broccoli, an organically grown chicken breast, a sparkling romaine lettuce. Did you know that how you prepare each of these foods is just as significant as initially choosing them for your cholesterol-lowering diet? Our great grandmothers might have made these choices:… Read More »

Food For Thought: A Buffet Of Foods For Beauty!

We all know that there is a huge relationship between looking well, and eating well. We also know that many stores are full of health and beauty aids for both of these goals. We are not disparaging the fashion or cosmetic industry, however we believe that the much of secret to your beauty and your… Read More »

Hormonal Issues and Weight Gain: Is Mid Life Really To Blame?

As we embark on a new year, most of us are concerned with our diet and how to go forward in a more healthy way. Many studies point to the failure to lose weight may be attributed in some cases, to hormone levels and how the hormones react with metabolism as we age.  Menopause and… Read More »

The Center For Natural and Integrative Medicine Says: Get Glowing For Valentine’s Day!

We hope you enjoyed learning the basics about detoxification last week. This week, we will present you with a few more details about this revitalizing process. We hope it will get you going, or perhaps a better word is “glowing,” on track to a healthier lifestyle. We also want to emphasize that a nutritious diet… Read More »

The Center For Natural and Integrative Medicine: Rejuvenate For Your Valentine!

  Introducing the Blogging Topic For February:  We Put Detoxification and Weight Loss In the Spotlight There is no better way to head into February than to discover the secrets of detoxification, nutrition, and rejuvenation. This month, we hope you will send the Valentine of healthy eating habits to yourself, and to at least one other… Read More »

Amazing Acupuncture: A Timeless Weight-loss Secret!

Balance, is defined as a sense of equilibrium, stability, and poise. There could be no better way to get ready for the challenges of 2013 than to feel balanced, restored, reinvigorated, and healthy. This year, your preparation for Spring could mean more than a new wardrobe and a wide brimmed floppy hat. You could greet Spring… Read More »

Orlando Natural Medicine: Acupuncture Presents a Bridge from Pain To Well-being

The New Year of 2013 is well begun, and the days of January are flying by very quickly. Therefore, we want to remind you that we have reserved a warm welcome for you at our very special seminar Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 6:00-7:00 PM at The Center for Natural & Integrative Medicine. As we have… Read More »

Healthy 2013 Party Pointers from The Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine

It is practically required to attend parties celebrating the arrival of the New Year, so parties are our topic today! Did you ever wonder where the New Year’s party tradition began? Trivia experts tell us that ringing in the New Year with family and friends comes from an ancient superstition: It was believed that the first… Read More »

Bio-communication: New Test Allows Your Body To Talk Back To Science

In the pursuit of better health, mankind has constantly developed instruments to allow doctors and health care specialists a better look at the human body. Before a cure, a therapy, or even prevention can be effective, diagnosis must be perfect. Diagnostic Keys to Health Microscopes, x-rays and blood tests are all ways to “talk” to the… Read More »

New Medical Technology Shines At Orlando’s Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine

As the 2012 Holiday Season goes into full swing, we take this opportunity to introduce a refreshing new look and feel for our blog for the coming New Year. We are excited about bringing you information about new technologies and recent medical developments that will soon revolutionize 21st century medicine at both the natural and… Read More »

Foods Which Should Be Organic

Reap the benefits and enjoy the peace of mind of eating meals free of pesticides and additives by shopping for healthy ingredients when it counts the most. Below is a list of foods that you should always buy organic. Root Vegetable: Potatoes Regular potatoes that are grown above ground are sprayed with pesticides, and the… Read More »

Vitamin B Boosts the Immune System

A study involving mice infected with Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) found that high doses of vitamin B increased immunity to staph bacteria.  Results showed that C/EBPe-deficient mice are severely affected by infection with S. aureus, and C/EBPe deficiency in vitamin B contributes to the severity of infection.  Vitamin B3 increased expression of C/EBPe in WT… Read More »

Detoxification and Disease

Today, we are exposed to more environmental pollutants, heavy metals and food toxins than ever before. Our livers and kidneys can not break them down rapidly enough and consequently they are stored in our fat cells. Then they are released slowly into our brain, lungs, heart, eyes, stomach, liver and sexual organs. Toxins and heavy metals can build… Read More »

Water versus Coke

Water 1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. 2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger. 3. Even mild dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism by 3%. 4. One glass of water shut down midnight hunger pangs from almost 100% of those studied in a… Read More »

Green Vegetables are Proven Breast Cancer Fighters

Check-out the excerpt below from Natural News concerning green vegetables and their role in fighting breast cancer. “Eating more cruciferous vegetables has been shown once again to play an important role in the mitigation of cancer, this time in helping women with breast cancer to live longer. A Chinese study recently presented at the 103rd… Read More »

Great New York Times Article About Healthy Aging

Check out this great article about healthy aging in the New York Times.

What You Need to Know About Osteoperosis

by Kirti M. Kalidas, M.D., N.D. As the population ages and we have longer life spans, reduced bone density and more stress fractures are a growing concern. Diet and lifestyle factors as well as specific natural agents have major impacts on preserving bone mass and preventing osteoporosis. This condition, most common among post-menopausal women, combines… Read More »

How to Incorporate More Vegetables into Your Diet

1. Purchase fresh and frozen vegetables when you go grocery shopping. Use the fresh first and then in a pinch you can add frozen vegetables to your favorite dish. 2. Add vegetables to your omelet. 3. Take your favorite recipes and add vegetables. For example, tomato sauce, meatloaf, tacos and many other recipes can be… Read More »

HPV & Cervical Dysplasia – Alternatives to Conventional Therapy

HPV & Cervical Dysplasia – Alternatives to Conventional Therapy Approximately 80% of American women will become infected with the human papilloma virus (HPV) of the cervix by age 50. A robust immune system will usually clear the viral infection from the body within a few months. However, an HPV infection will linger or even progress… Read More »

Mold & You

Molds spores are a very common component of household and workplace dust. However, it is when mold spores are present in large quantities that they can present a severe health hazard to humans by potentially causing allergic reactions and respiratory problems. Some molds produce mycotoxins that can pose serious health risks to humans and animals…. Read More »

Mind-Body Medicine at The Center for Natural & Integrative Medicine

What is mind-body medicine? Mind-body medicine uses the power of thoughts and emotions to influence physical health. As Hippocrates once wrote, “The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.” This is mind-body medicine in a nutshell. In ancient Greece, three doctors would see the patient together. They… Read More »

Going Gluten Free – Part 3: Treatment of Gluten Sensitivity

Treatment of Gluten Sensitivity: A Gluten Free Diet The treatment for gluten sensitivity or intolerance is simple: a gluten-free diet. There are no medications or surgeries that can cure the condition. The gluten-free diet is a lifelong commitment for people with gluten sensitivity. Eating any amount of gluten, no matter how tiny, can cause damage… Read More »

Going Gluten Free at The Center for Natural & Integrative Medicine (part 2)

With a wide variety of symptoms associated with gluten sensitivity, gaining an accurate diagnosis can be difficult in many cases. One of the best ways to pinpoint gluten sensitivity is to go on an elimination diet; other means of testing for gluten sensitivity include antibody test, genetic test or a small intestine biopsy. Blood Testing:… Read More »

Going Gluten Free at The Center for Natural & Integrative Medicine

What is Gluten Sensitivity  Gluten Intolerance (also gluten sensitivity) is a spectrum of disorders, including celiac disease and wheat allergy, in which gluten has an adverse effect on the body. The gluten interferes with the absorption of nutrients from food by damaging a part of the small intestine called the villi. Damaged villi make it… Read More »

Making Exercise a Habit (part 2)

Continued from our last blog… here are more tips on making exercise a habit: Make your exercise enjoyable If your exercise is enjoyable and fun, then you’ll be looking forward to doing it. Nevertheless, not all workouts can be fun—especially if you like to up the ante and push your body to your next level…. Read More »

The Center for Natural & Integrative Medicine: Making Fitness a Habit

Turning your fitness vision into a concrete reality requires long term discipline and consistency. And the best way to do so is by making your exercise routine a daily habit. Let’s face it: Human beings are creatures of habit. This mechanism evolved over 1000’s of years to conserve energy and optimize performance so instead of… Read More »

The Center for Natural & Integrative Medicine: Going Gluten Free

The terms “gluten sensitivity” or “gluten-free” are much more common these days, and with good reason. More and more people are reacting negatively to gluten –in other words, having a bad immune response after eating foods that contains gluten. Gluten sensitivities are nothing new; they’re just better understood and as a result, are being diagnosed… Read More »

The Center for Natural & Integrative Medicine: Diabetes, Diet & Lifestyle (part 2)

In addition to the suggestions from last weeks post, following are additional suggestions for managing diabetes…. -Lose weight if you are overweight. Excess body fat causes cells to become resistant to insulin. -Eat small, frequent meals to keep blood sugars in a healthy range. Eating large meals can flood the bloodstream with glucose. Experiment until… Read More »

The Center for Natural & Integrative Medicine: Diabetes, Diet & Lifestyle

Diabetes affects an estimated 23.6 million people in the US (90 percent to 95 percent have type 2 diabetes) – 17.9 million have been diagnosed, but 5.7 million are unaware they have the disease. The goal of those with diabetes should be to reduce their insulin requirement to a minimum while maintaining the best possible… Read More »

Cervical Dysplasia – Alternatives to Conventional Therapy in Orlando

Many women present to our office for alternatives to traditional therapy for HPV-related cervical abnormalities, such as mild dysplasia, atypical cells, etc. Conventional therapy might include observation only or destruction therapies such as LEEP, conization, laser therapy, or cyrotherapy. Many options exist. It must be emphasized, however, that these “alternative” methods are not accepted by… Read More »

Savvy Salads: Cooking Demo and Food Seminar

Join us to learn creative ways to add fresh, organic veggies and new salad ideas to your diet. Kiara Oberhaensli, Nutrition Educator, will demonstrate several salad creations that are not your common lettuce and tomato salads.  You will get to taste and sample all salads and will be given 3 new recipes to take home…. Read More »

Reduce your risk of Alzeimers by treating this disease..

For many years the focus on Alzeimers Disease has been treating the brain. In fact, new studies have shown that you can cut down your risk of developing this disease in half if you treat a completely different disease. At this week end’s seminar it was re emphasized that this is the approach we all should be taking. That disease… Read More »

Leaky Gut – Leaky Brain!

 Having just come back from an anti-aging and regenerative medicine conference, I was reminded again about how closely the gut, immune system and the brain are interconnected. Health starts in the gut with having enough digestive enzymes, stomach acid as well as having an intact intestinal lining. Food allergies and intolerances can impact our villi health and… Read More »

Do you have a healthy heart? Part 5

 INCLUDE HEALTHY HEART NUTRIENTS Due to current processing practices, many of the foods we eat are depleted or even devoid of essential nutrients. So even if you eat foods that should contain certain vitamins and minerals, there’s a good chance that these nutrients are not present. Therefore, it is a good idea to supplement these… Read More »

Healthy Hearts Part 3 and 4

3. LEAD A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE A. Stop smoking and avoid second hand smoke – both are major causes of heart disease. B. Limit your intake of alcohol – excessive alcohol can deplete your body’s supply of vitamins and other nutrients. C. Try to reduce stress and anxiety – they can lead to high blood pressure… Read More »

Valentine thoughts- Do you have a healthy heart?

  PART 2 2. EXERCISE REGULARLY Developing a steady exercise program to lower your risk of heart disease. A few quick tips: A. Try to exercise 3-4 times per week, for at least a half hour at a time. B. Keep your routine going, and start off slow. C. Always stretch before and after training. D…. Read More »

Valentine thoughts – Do you have a healthy heart?

According to the latest estimates by the American Heart Association, over 64 million Americans have one or more forms of cardiovascular disease. Fortunately there are ways to significantly lower your chance of developing heart disease and reverse the effects of a current heart condition you may have. Each day this week we will focus on… Read More »

Cooking Demonstration: Sweets and Treats. Thursday, February 9th at 6pm

  Come join Nutrition Educator, Kiara Oberhaensli for a sampling of Sweets and Treats in celebration of Valentines Day! In this educational class you will learn how to make two delicious treats without using refined sugar. Kiara will also be sampling a colorful salad that will make a great addition to any meal. You will… Read More »

A Natural Approach to Weight Loss at The Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine

The Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine would like to welcome Kiara Oberhaensli, Nutrition and Health Educator. Kiara holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Bastyr University in Seattle, WA. Over the past 10 years Kiara has worked with people of all ages to improve their health and vitality.  Her passion over the last… Read More »

Anti-Aging Specialist Dr. Moraczewski talks about Cholesterol and Hormonal Health

People who take the popular medications to control their high cholesterol received another caution last week. The Archives of Internal Medicine (January 2012) reported a much higher incidence of diabetes in women taking statins. Hormone and Anti-Aging specialist, Dr. Thomas Moraczewski, M.D. from Orlando’s Center for Natural & Integrative Medicine , feels that most patients… Read More »

Week 2 – Nutrition!

Our first week of the Bridge to Wellness program went very well. Dr. Kalidas gave a great overall view of health care today and the stumbling blocks to health. One of the main reasons for dis-ease is stress. To teach us how to manage stress we were led into a meditation practice by Elizabeth Cohen… Read More »

New Wellness Program at The Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine – Orlando

Starting on January 10th we will be offering a new program to help jump start your path to wellness. The ‘Bridge to Wellness’ program focuses on introducing specific lifestyle changes to improve your health. The 4 week program will touch on topics such as •Shopping and preparing nutritious foods • Stress reduction techniques •Exercise and… Read More »

Integrative Medicine in Orlando – What is Integrative Medicine?

Integrative medicine is usually defined as the use of alternative medical therapies in conjunction with conventional Western medicine. It is a healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person (body, mind, and spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle. Integrative Medicine emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and… Read More »

Holistic Gynecologist Discusses the Future of Womens Health Management

A 42 year-old woman presented to my office with severe premenstrual mood swings (PMS) alternating between anxiety and depression, breast soreness, and insomnia. Her regular gynecologist recommended a diuretic, the birth control pill, Xanax, and Prozac to control her symptoms. She presented to my office for an alternative approach. According to Dr. Thomas Moraczewski, Holistic… Read More »

Orlando Integrative Gynecologist discusses Oral Contraception and Nutritional Deficiencies

A 20 year-old female college student recently presented to my office for annual health exam and renewal of her birth control pill. She commented that over the past several years she had gained 20 pounds of weight, was more moody and slightly depressed, and had developed mild cervical changes on her last pap smear. Her… Read More »

Healing with Homeopathy- an Integrative Natural approach to Wellness

This 200 year holistic healing system is inexpensive, completely natural and rarely has side effects. ” It works on the principle of “like cures like.”  says Dr. Kalidas at the Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine in Orlando. “For example, a remedy made from highly diluted coffee may cure insomnia, and barely perceptible traces of onions can ease… Read More »

Naturopathic Gynecologist discusses Bioidentical Hormones in Menopause

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in menopause can relieve many severe symptoms that accompany the loss of hormones either by natural aging or by the surgical removal of the ovarie, according to Dr. Thomas Moraczewski Naturopathic Gynecologist.   “Traditional” hormone therapy involves the use of synthetic versions of female hormones. These include brands such as Premarin, Prempro,… Read More »

Dr. Kalidas discusses Holiday Stress

If it seems like the months of October through December are just one gigantic holiday, you’re right. In the relentless world of retail, no sooner are the Halloween costumes whisked off the shelves then Thanksgiving decorations appear, Christmas lights start to twinkle, and holiday music fills the air. It can be hard to maintain your… Read More »

Natural Healing through Mindfulness Meditation

So few of us make the effort to explore meditation or to practice it regularly, yet it can have such a profound and positive impact on the brain. Thanks to new advances in neuro-imaging technologies, scientists are now able to observe the effects of meditation on the mind. Prolonged meditation has the capacity to physically… Read More »

Colon Hydrotherapy – A Natural Way to Gut Health

A healthy colon is essential to a healthy body.  Conventional diets comprised of refined, processed foods high in saturated fats and low in fiber contribute to many problems associated with the large intestine and health in general.  The elimination of undigested food material and other waste products is as important as the digestion and assimilation… Read More »

Food Allergies & Inflammation- A Natural Approach

WHEN FOODS WE LOVE DON’T LOVE US BACK Everyone has their favorite foods…. be it pizza, pastries, seafood- you name it. It seems logical that the food we love and have been eating our whole lives is something we should be eating, it should be good for us and it should love us back. Right? Unfortunately… Read More »

Cancer Co-Management and Integrative Therapies

Every year, nearly 560,000 Americans die of cancer, and it is perhaps the most-feared of all diseases. But why is cancer so terrifying? Far more people die of heart problems and stroke, yet we don’t fear them like we do cancer. The answer is that conventional cancer treatments can be toxic and debilitating. Patients often… Read More »

Sweating It Out for Health & Natural Detoxification

The skin is the body’s largest organ, and through perspiration, it plays a big part in helping the body detox and renew itself. If you find yourself suffering while sweating it out at the gym, outdoors or in the sauna, remember that you’re doing a great deed for your overall health. Sweating is the way… Read More »

Managing the Body’s Stress Response – An Integrative Approach

Stress is a normal part of life. You can experience stress from your environment, your body, and your thoughts. •43% of all adults suffer adverse health effects from stress. •75% to 90% of all doctor’s office visits are for stress-related   ailments and complaints. •The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) declared stress a hazard of… Read More »

Supplements and Your Health – A Natural and Integrative Approach

Your need for supplements depends on many factors such as age, the quality of your diet, and your state of health. If your diet consists of whole foods, organically grown, with very little processed or packaged food, and a wide range of fresh fruits and vegetables, then you will be getting many valuable antioxidants and… Read More »

A Natural and Integrative Approach to Digestive Health

Nearly everyone has an issue with digestive health at one time or another. Some conditions, such as indigestion constipation or mild diarrhea are common. These issues typically  result in mild discomfort and improve on their own or are easy to treat. Others, such as inflammatory bowel disease, can be long-lasting or troublesome. The digestive system is an… Read More »

Just Say No!

It is a well known fact that many medical advances such as mammograms, MRI’s, colonoscopies and drugs that reduce cholesterol and blood pressure, have saved lives and eased suffering for millions of people. But experts estimate that the U.S. spends hundreds of billions of dollars every year on medical procedures that provide no benefit or can… Read More »

Detox Basics for Natural Health

Detoxification refers to the body’s natural and constant process of eliminating poisons or toxins through the liver, kidneys, colon, lymph and skin. Although our bodies do this naturally every day, we do sometimes need an extra step to flush our systems. Through detoxification, we can successfully assist the body to eliminate dangerous toxins, chemicals, metals,… Read More »

Yoga for Stress Management and Natural Health

Yoga’s series of postures and controlled breathing exercises are a popular means of stress management and relaxation. Dating back over 5000 years, yoga is the oldest defined practice of self development. Yoga brings together physical and mental disciplines to achieve peacefulness of body and mind, helping you relax and manage stress and anxiety. The methods… Read More »

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is an emerging illness characterized by debilitating fatigue, neurological problems, and a variety of flu-like symptoms. The Centers for Disease Control officially recognized this condition in 1988 and it is more common in women than men. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is not classified as a disease, but the term is used by… Read More »

A Natural and Integrative Approach to Glaucoma

What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a form of optic nerve damage and is one of the leading causes  of vision loss and blindness in the United States. Glaucoma refers to a  category of eye disorders often associated with a dangerous buildup of  internal eye pressure (intra ocular pressure or IOP). The front part of the… Read More »

Treating Dry Eye with Natural & Integrative Medicine

What is Dry Eye? Keratoconjunctivitis, or Dry Eye is a condition in which the conjunctiva (the membranes on the surface of the eye) become red and inflamed. This occurs when the surface of the eye becomes dry due to a lack of quality tears. This dryness in the eye causes mild irritation in some patients,… Read More »

Natural Medicine and Eye Health: Macular Degeneration

What is Macular Degeneration? Age-related macular degeneration, often called AMD or ARMD, is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness among Americans who are age 65 and older. AMD is degeneration of the macula, which is the part of the retina responsible for the sharp, central vision needed to read or drive. Because the… Read More »

Welcome Dr. Kenneth Andronico

    Please join us in welcoming Dr. Kenneth Andronico, DO, to our practice. Dr. Andronico specializes in Opthalmology, Anti-Aging Medicine, Preventative and Functional medicine. As a Cornea Specialist , Dr. Andronico has treated conditions such as macular degeneration, dry eye and glaucoma. He believes that health is a blend of body, mind and spirit… Read More »

In what season of life are you?

Nature’s 4 seasons, spring, summer, fall and winter reflect our physical lives. Can we extend  the spring and summer seasons while delaying the fall season of life? Spring- A child is born and enters the high energy period of life: from birth to teens. Summer- The child becomes an adult, and the next 40 years… Read More »

High dietary zinc could lower prostate cancer mortality.

In a recent population based study, researchers found an association between lower prostate cancer mortality and high dietary intake of zinc (more than 15.6 mg daily) compared with low dietary intake of zinc (9-12mg daily), particularly in men with localized tumors.  Food sources include raw pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, turkey and yogurt. We can perform… Read More »

Under our Skin

A documentary on Lyme Disease. Showtime at 6pm in the Wellness Center tonight Thursday June 16th 2011. RSVP 407 355 9246 limited seating.

Why most calcium supplements are useless for osteoporosis.

For years, American women have been taking calcium  supplements for stronger bones. Yet they continue to get osteoporosis in record numbers. Why? Because taking supplements is not enough. You also need to engage in weight-bearing exercise. But here’s the good news: You don’t have to lift heavy weights or do torturous aerobic workouts. Researchers have… Read More »

Yoga and Ayurveda Sunday May 15th 1pm-4pm

An invigorating session of yoga with an enlightening seminar on the ancient science- how the 2 sister sciences complement and work together.

Daily Toxic Contributors May 11th 2011

Guess how many toxins you are exposed to by the time you get to work. Come learn how you can reduce your toxic load by making simple changes to your morning routine. Can a 3, 10 , 20 or 30 day wellness program help you? Tanja Johnson N.P. will lead this discussion 6-7:30pm.

Upcoming Free Seminars!

May 3 Tuesday 6-7  New patient Nutrition and Orientation Class Join us as we share invaluable clinical pearls to assist you on your journey to wellness! May 12 Thursday 6-7:30pm Daily Toxic Contributors Free Yoga Every Wednesday 6:30-7:30pm

It Takes Guts! Free Seminar Thursday April 28th 6-7:30pm

Did you know that a strong G.I system improve your immune system and your allergies? Did you know that 75% of your feel good  neurotransmitter, serotonin, is made in the gut and not in the brain? Good health starts in the gut! Candida, parasites, leaky gut and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth can be culprits to your fatigue… Read More »

Check out our Open House video now!

Healing the whole person… body, mind and spirit! Our open house showcased our solid medical integrative treatments that we have been offering for the past 12 years. In addition, our practitioners that provide additional healing options including acupuncture, colonics, massage, yoga, meditation, stress reduction, emotional healing, coaching, lymphatic drainage, fitness and weightloss programs were available… Read More »

Open House was a wonderful event!

The open house was attended by about 300 people who enjoyed organic food and wine, tours of the expanded facility, free testing as well as winning raffle prizes of testing valued between $200-$400. Every hour, I introduced our Nurse Practitioner Tanja Johnson, Mandy Gulla, our natural health consultant as well as our  17 allied practitioners… Read More »


The Center invites you all to come our open house to tour our expanded 7500 sq ft facility. Come meet our Nurse Practitioner, Tanja Johnson specializing in Women’s health, hormones and weight loss. Because we realize that healing occurs when you encompass the  mind, body and spirit, our truly integrative wellness center will also now… Read More »

Dr. Kalidas appeared on Fox 35 news!

On Friday,  February 11th 2011 Dr. Kalidas was on Fox TV 35 10pm news discussing medical tourism!

Women’s comprehensive exams and holistic care

Come meet Tanja Johnson CNM, ARNP, our Nurse Practitioner. She brings with her over 15 years of clinical experience and is passionate about women’s holistic wellness, detox and weight loss. Ask about our 10 and 30 day detox programs and the HCG program. Have your annual exam performed in our comfortable suite.

Free yoga classes for a limited time

Join  us for  Wonderful Wednesday Yoga- a mid week rejuvenating gentle restorative class. 6:30-7:45pm. Bring your mats!

Women’s comprehensive exams and holistic care

The Center is pleased to welcome Tanja Johnson CNM, ARNP. She brings with her over 15 years of clinical experience and is passionate about women’s holistic wellness, detox and weight loss. Tuesday February 8th 2011 6-7pm New patient nutrition and orientation class. Invaluable information for your path of healing! free- rsvp Thursday February 17th 2011… Read More »

Free Yoga class Wednesday February 2nd 2011

Mid week yoga rejuvenation!  Free class from 6:30-7:45pm. Bring your mat!

Welcome to Tanja Johnson, Women’s Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner specializing in holistic women’s health joins the center. Additional services now being offered to truly provide a “Bridge to Health, Hope and Healing.”

The Center welcomes Tanja Johnson, Nurse Practitioner

The Center is pleased to welcome Tanja Johnson CNM, ARNP. She brings with her over 15 years of clinical experience and is passionate about women’s holistic wellness. Her areas of expertise include well woman care, bio-identical hormones, menstruation irregularities, PCOS, endometriosis, infertility, menopause, adrenal fatigue, thyroid regulation, immune system enhancement, HCG & other weight loss programs, detoxification,… Read More »

Yoga Class Wednesday Jan 19th 6:30pm

Come join us for a fun vinyasa flow yoga class that emphasizes coordination of breath with movement and attention to alignment. The class ends with deep relaxation to reduce stress. Perfect for mid week! See you all at class! Bring your mat!

First FREE Yoga class Wed Jan 12th 6.30pm

Come join us for our first yoga class that we are offering free to all our current patients, family, friends and anyone else that would like to attend. Gentle yoga is for everyone and those who are willing to slow down and just be and feel good about themselves. The class emphasizes coordination of breath with… Read More »

News for the New Year!

We are excited to announce the expansion of  our current facility to accomodate allied services that together with our unique and integrative approach to health bring true healing. We are starting with Hatha yoga and Vinyasa Flow  classes on Wednesdays at  6:30pm Gentle Restorative Yoga on Fridays at 9.30am. We will soon be offering a… Read More »

Why Organic food is more expensive

Organic farming practices are designed to encourage soil and water conservation and to reduce pollution. They are not designed to save money. To receive an organic food label from the USDA, farmers must follow different rules than conventional farming. Organic farming cannot use pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms, ionizing radiation, antibiotics, and… Read More »

FDA warning about osteoporosis drugs

The FDA warns that bisphosphonates, a class of drugs used in the treatment of osteoporosis, may increase the risk of fractures. This includes fosamax, actonel, boniva etc. Osteoporosis in peri and menopausal women is of concern, but weight bearing exercises, good nutrition and adequate  intake of calcium, magnesium, vitamin D, boron, vitamin K and trace… Read More »

Latest news from 2 conferences attended!

We recently attended the Bio-Identical Hormone Symposium in Chicago by the American Academy for Anti-Aging. Be sure to attend our in house lecture on Thursday, October 21st when we will be sharing new pearls with you. The lecture will focus on Breast Cancer, ways to prevent cancer, and how to support recovery after treatment. This… Read More »

Winner of Web Award!

The Web Marketing Association announced our website as the winner of the 14th Annual WebAward competition for 2010! Our site won the “Medical Standard of Excellence Award”. More than 2000 sites from 45 countries were adjudicated and were judged  on design, copy writing,  innovation, content, navigation, interactivity and use of technology. A special thanks to… Read More »

High Dose Vitamin B12 and its role in the prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease

I read and article recently that appeared in the Townsend Letter May 2006 #274 that re-affirms my belief that under nutrition plays a vital role in many diseases. Joseph Hattersley in his article writes that “there is an easy, low cost, perfectly safe, nutritional way that may allow people to avoid a miserable illness that… Read More »

Are you taking too many drugs?

The  August 2010 U.S. News & World Report issue includes an article titled Prescription: Ask Questions First. Don’t take a drug unless you know why you’re getting it- and the risks. The article states that a full 61% of adults use at least 1 prescription drug on a regular basis for a chronic health problem…. Read More »

Healthy Aging: Optimizing G.I Health

Without optimal health in the GI tract, there cannot be true wellness. The healthy intestinal lining in the GI Tract serves as a barrier to contaminants such as herbicides, pesticides, heavy metals and foods that can sabotage our health. Fortifying the GI tract enables nutrients from food and supplements to be absorbed. Glutamine, DGL, Slippery… Read More »

Vitamin D and optimum health

Vitamin D should be labeled hormone D since it plays a crucial role in bone health and immune health. Recent studies show low levels of Vitamin  D in patients with asthma, breast cancer and pancreatic cancer.  Read more. Check your Vitamin D levels and take a dose as high as 4000-6000 IU a day with… Read More »

Pesticides and ADHD

As an integrative physician and member of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, I have often suspected the link between pesticides and ADHD. The article in Pediatrics confirms that 20% of the children with above levels of pesticides had ADHD compared to 10% with non detectable levels. This is true of what I see in… Read More »

Added dietary sugars and it’s effects on you

It was with interest that I read an article published in the April 2010  Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).  The conclusion of the study was “there was a statistically significant correlation between dietary sugars and blood lipid levels among US adults.”  More recently than ever before we are constantly being reminded to eat… Read More »

Weight Loss Seminar

Free in office seminar Thursday April 29 2010 6-7:30pm Spring into the HCG Diet program Jump start your weight loss and learn how to eat right for the rest of your life!

Insurance Policy In a Pill

An insurance policy in a pill? The April 2010 issue of Reader’s Digest cover story reads The Vitamin Scam. I of course picked it up and read the article which states that “recent research suggests that a daily multi is a waste of money for most people.”  The article goes on to say …… that  “even… Read More »