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Intravenous Nutrition

Intravenous NutritionIntravenous (IV) therapies involve administering nutrients directly into the bloodstream (intravenously). This delivery system is exceptionally powerful because it circumvents the potential loss of potency due to possible breakdown in the GI tract and poor absorption of some orally administered nutrients. Poor nutrition, chronic stress, improper sleeping patterns and lack of physical activity all contribute to premature aging, loss of skin elasticity, weight gain, abdominal fat, anxiety/depression, digestive disorders, skin problems, fatigue and illness.  Learning how to manage your lifestyle is key to slowing the aging process and retaining youth.  A healthy diet – high in vitamins, minerals, enzymes, phytochemicals, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, fiber and amino acids – along with proper sleep, exercise and stress management techniques, are all necessary for retaining youth and slowing the aging process.

IV Therapy for Anti-Aging

Poor nutrition, chronic stress, improper sleeping patterns and lack of physical activity all contribute to premature aging, loss of skin elasticity, weight gain, abdominal fat, anxiety/depression, digestive disorders, skin problems, fatigue and illness.  Learning how to manage your lifestyle is key to slowing the aging process and retaining youth.  A healthy diet – high in vitamins, minerals, enzymes, phytochemicals, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, fiber and amino acids – along with proper sleep, exercise and stress management techniques, are all necessary for retaining youth and slowing the aging process.

Even if you eat well, your body might not be absorbing the vitamins and minerals it needs to fight the aging process.  IV therapy boosts the antioxidant vitamin and mineral levels in your body much more effectively than oral supplements.  You can choose from a variety of IV cocktails, each design to help your body repair damage, prevent aging, and recover its youthful vigor.

IV Therapy for Detoxification

The objective of detoxification is to remove toxic metals from the body and restore proper functioning of the autonomic nervous system and the organs affected by it. Detoxification is done in phases over time to protect the body and allow rest and healing. A multi-strategy approach is used depending on the patient’s needs and desires which may include:

  • Safe mercury removal
  • Rest
  • Oral chelation
  • Nutritional supplementation
  • Rejuvenation & detoxification therapies
  • Organ rehabilitation and/or support

As a result, the body’s weakest area is most likely to develop the problem first. Because the mercury toxins can travel either by way of the blood stream or by nerve pathways, one person may develop bleeding gums and bowel problems and another severe asthma or bronchitis. A third person may experience concentration difficulties, sleep disturbances, hearing loss and dizziness, and still others will have extreme fatigue, lack of initiative and clumsiness. Mercury can interfere with virtually any process of any organ of the body. Removal of mercury must be done by taking all precautions to protect you from further exposure.

Nourishment to the body is provided through high-grade nutritional supplements, herbs, I.V. therapy, therapeutic massage or bodywork all working to calm the body while the detox is slowly taking place.

IV Multivitamin and Mineral Formulas

IV Nutritional Therapy is used to increase energy, repair enzyme systems and promote optimum nervous system function.  IV nutrients include vitamin C, B vitamins, magnesium, minerals as well as trace minerals,
IV therapy can be beneficial for:

  • Asthma
  • Migraines
  • Hepatitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Muscle spasm
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Malnutrition
  • Anti-Aging
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Acute Viral Illness
  • Herpes Outbreaks
  • Acute Strain or Injury
  • Coronary Artery Disease (hypertension)
  • Detoxification (including heavy metals)
  • Depression
  • High Cholesterol
  • High Blood Pressure

It can even be used periodically in healthy people to enhance overall well-being.
It is impossible orally to attain the high levels of nutrients that IV vitamins are capable of delivering. Oral vitamins and nutrients are also converted or broken down in the stomach and liver during the absorption process. High doses often cause gastrointestinal symptoms and diarrhea. IV nutrients go directly into the bloodstream in an unaltered, safe form and very well tolerated, with minimal or no side effects.

IV Glutathione Therapy

Glutathione is a Powerful anti-oxidant found predominately in the brain and liver.  When given intravenously it improves liver and brain function.  It is often used for memory enhancement, Dementia, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Neuropathy and Liver Disease. It has shown to be helpful in autism as well.

Scientists still aren’t sure what causes Parkinson’s disease, a debilitating, progressive neurological disorder. They do know it develops when nerve cells that produce a chemical called dopamine become damaged and die.

Our physicians use a remarkable therapy called IV glutathione to help slow the process of nerve cell degeneration. Levels of glutathione, a naturally occurring brain-protecting antioxidant, are significantly decreased in Parkinson’s patients, with the deficiency occurring in the portion of the brain where dopamine-generating neurons are concentrated.

For many Parkinson’s patients, glutathione replenishment has proven to be an effective therapy for halting or even potentially reversing disability. In patients who respond to this therapy, the effects can be almost immediate and dramatic. Within an hour of treatment, patients often experience reduced rigidity, fewer tremors, and improved walking ability.

IV Infusions for Macular Degeneration, Cataracts, and Retinopathy

Deterioration of sight is one of the most common health problems of aging. Around age sixty, the likelihood of serious ocular disorders—macular degeneration, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy—accelerates.

Fortunately, these vision problems can be slowed and even reversed in many cases. Because free radical damage is a significant contributor to these problems, antioxidants have a strong protective effect. Over the past 15 years, several studies have shown that the risk of macular degeneration, retinopathy, and cataracts can be greatly reduced using antioxidant supplementation.

We offer specialized therapies to prevent, treat, and reverse vision loss. IV administration of high doses of antioxidants, fatty acids, carotenoids, amino acids, and minerals (sometimes in conjunction with chelation therapy) can dramatically enhance nutrient delivery and arrest degeneration of vision.

IV Therapy for Heart Attack,  Heart Failure and Hypertension

If you’re ever rushed to the hospital with a heart attack, intravenous magnesium could save your life. In a 1995 study, researchers found that the in-hospital death rate of those receiving IV magnesium was one-fourth that of those who received standard treatment alone. In 2003, a follow-up study of these same patients revealed an enduring effect of magnesium treatment. Nearly twice as many patients in the standard treatment group had died compared to those who received magnesium, and there were considerably more cases of heart failure and impaired heart function in the placebo group.

IV Therapy  for Arrhythmia, Asthma, Diabetes, Migraines and More

In addition to increasing survival after heart attack, IV magnesium also smoothes out arrhythmias and improves outcomes in patients undergoing angioplasty with stent placement. It is also beneficial for acute asthma attacks, often working to relax airway spasms when drugs do not. Magnesium supplementation is crucial for diabetics; too, because it improves insulin sensitivity, helps blood sugar control, and reduces risk of retinopathy.

The list goes on: Magnesium can also reduce the frequency and severity of migraine headaches, help prevent kidney stones, boost immune function, and protect DNA from carcinogens. Magnesium can even help you sleep. It not only relaxes the muscles, but it also increases the length of restorative slow-wave sleep.

IV Diabetic Nutritional Therapy used to improve glucose metabolism, improve neuropathy, and vascular disease assoc with diabetes includes IV alpha lipoic acid, folic acid, b12, and thiamine.

IV Therapy for Immune Enhancement

Your immune system is on constant guard to protect against viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens. This system keeps you free of not only serious infections but also cancer and  such as lupus and rheumatoid , in which the immune system attacks healthy cells. Unfortunately, the older we get, the harder we are hit by these immune-related conditions.

As with all disease, a number of nutrients play well-defined roles in the immune response, and chief among them are antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. For patients suffering from immune disorders—or anyone who just needs an immune boost—we offer immune drip therapy. Our unique IV cocktail contains high doses of B-complex vitamins along with vitamins C, E, beta-carotene, selenium, and zinc, all of which are vital for a healthy immune system.

IV Therapy for Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia

The fatigue, pain, and depression from chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia are real, and they have a cause. More importantly, help is available. At our center, we don’t just treat the symptoms of these disorders—we take a comprehensive approach that has the potential to reverse these conditions, alleviating pain, increasing energy, and boosting immunity.

People suffering with fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue are believed to have impaired cellular function—particularly in the way muscle cells handle calcium and phosphate. This, in turn, stimulates painful contractions and muscle spasms. To address these problems, we prescribe a full regimen of therapies, including IV doses of B vitamins, magnesium, vitamin C, and other nutrients proven to boost energy, improve tissue repair, and relieve stress.

IV Vitamin C

High dose Vitamin C is used for Cancer Co-Management Therapies, fatigue, fibromyalgia, immune dysfunction and pre and post mercury amalgam removals Intravenous vitamin C is especially effective in fighting viruses and cancer cells, while being completely safe for all normal cells. It is because of this characteristic that IV vitamin C is particularly useful in knocking out the viruses of the common cold, flu, and sore throat. Patients often start feeling better within hours of administration.

Myer’s Cocktail

V vitamin and mineral therapy developed in the 1970’s by John Meyer, M.D., a physician at Johns Hopkins University.  The “cocktail” is indicated for chronic fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Depression, muscle spasm, Asthma, hives, Congestive Heart Failure, Angina (chest pain), infections, and Senile Dementia.

IV EPL or essential phospholipids- is specially formulated for IV administration. Phospholipids are primary constituents of the membranes that surround each of our cells, protecting and controlling what enters them. Among the most essential phospholipids is phosphatidylcholine (PC), which is the backbone of Plaquex. As we age, our production of PC and other phospholipids falters, which has adverse effects throughout your body. Plaquex therapy replenishes your supply of these crucial building blocks, and has demonstrated the ability to:

  • Decrease plaque deposits in arteries
  • Improve exercise tolerance
  • Reduce angina attacks
  • Lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels
  • Boost circulation
  • Increase male potency
  • Improve kidney function

Anyone with heart disease, diabetes, arterial blockages, sexual dysfunction, high cholesterol, or lipid problems can greatly benefit from Plaquex therapy.

IV therapy for PMS/Menopause IV – IV Nutritional Therapy used for PMS, menopause helpful for mood swings, irritability, insomnia, depression, cramps, etc.  IV nutrients including B complex, pyridoxine, magnesium, and cerecomp.

IV Lipoic Acid

Alpha-lipoic acid is an antioxidant that is made by the body and is found in every cell, where it helps turn glucose into energy. Antioxidants are substances that attack “free radicals,” waste products created when the body turns food into energy. Free radicals cause harmful chemical reactions that can damage cells in the body, making it harder for the body to fight off infections. They also damage organs and tissues.

Unlike other antioxidants, which work only in water (such as vitamin C) or fatty tissues (such as vitamin E), alpha-lipoic acid is both fat- and water-soluble. That means it can work throughout the body. In addition, antioxidants are depleted as they attack free radicals, but evidence suggests alpha-lipoic acid may help regenerate these other antioxidants and make them active again.
Alpha-lipoic acid has been administered by IV along with silymarin to treat people who have eaten the poisonous mushroom Amanita, which causes liver damage.

IV Amino acids

IV hydrogen peroxide

Oxidative Therapies

Oxidative TherapiesOzone, Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy (HBOT). Ultraviolet blood irradiation (UVBI) and hydrogen peroxide are all oxidative therapies and are a unique form of therapy that both heals and detoxifies at the same time.

Breathing is an oxidative process as is converting sugar to energy in the body. The body also uses oxidation as the first line of defense against bacteria, virus, yeast and parasites. We know there can be no life if oxidation does not occur.

What Is Ozone?

It is a very powerful therapy that helps increase oxygenation, detoxification and immune stimulation. There are only a limited number of clinics in North America that offers this treatment. The oxygen you breathe is present in the air as a pair of oxygen atoms. This is the most stable form of oxygen, and it’s colorless. Ozone is a blue colored form of oxygen (it is what makes the sky blue), and unlike regular oxygen, it is composed of three oxygen atoms instead of two. It is the addition of the third oxygen atom that makes ozone “supercharged” oxygen, and gives it all of its remarkable medical properties.

The use of ozone to treat various medical conditions was first developed in Germany in the early 1950’s. Today, medical ozone therapy is common throughout Europe, and its use has gradually been spreading in America over the last 25 years.

Oxidative therapies are used to treat a variety of chronic disease including:

  • Cancer
  • AIDS
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Depression
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Lupus
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Cardiovascular disease,
  • Lyme disease,
  • Chronic hepatitis
  • Herpes
  • Chemical sensitivity,
  • Macular degeneration,
  • Chronic bladder conditions,
  • Colitis,
  • Auto-immune diseases,
  • Crohn’s disease.

Medical Properties of Ozone

Ozone addresses the key issues in almost all disease conditions: oxygen delivery, circulation, and
Immune system function.  It has proven beneficial effects such as:

  • Increasing oxygen delivery to cells, tissues, and organs
  • Increasing blood circulation
  • Detoxification
  • Boosting of the immune system

Ozone has five properties that account for why it works so well not only for macular degeneration, but also for most other chronic age related conditions as well:

  • Ozone is a potent regulator of the immune system. This means that when the immune system is overactive (as in auto-immune disease), ozone will calm it down. Conversely, when the immune system is under active as in cancer, AIDS, and chronic infections, ozone will stimulate it. This unique ability of ozone stems from its action on the membranes of white cells that causes them to produce immune related messenger molecules called cytokines. Examples of cytokines are gamma interferon, interleukin-2, colony stimulating factor, and TNF-alpha just to name a few.
  • Ozone stimulates increased uptake of oxygen by stimulating the enzyme diphosphoglycerate (DPG). DPG enables the release of oxygen from the hemoglobin molecule so that it can be taken up into the cell. In the absence of an adequate amount of DPG, our cells become starved for oxygen. This is a common problem in diabetics.
  • Ozone improves circulation. It does this by enhancing the flow characteristics of blood as a liquid. This effect enables more of the oxygen carrying hemoglobin to reach the capillaries where ultimately the cells will receive more of the oxygen they require. Many patients with chronic inflammatory conditions have impaired circulation.
  • Ozone increases antioxidant protection more than any other therapy including vitamin C. Most people with chronic disease have deficient antioxidant defenses.
  • Ozone is a powerful mitochondrial stimulant. The fundamental underlying cause behind all degenerative disease from diabetes to heart disease to cancer is decreased mitochondrial energy production. Ozone can often correct this problem.

Is Ozone Therapy for Me?

Some conditions simply will not clear up unless ozone is used, and of course many conditions will clear up without ozone. Because of its many therapeutic properties, ozone can be used as part of a therapeutic plan for almost every disease.

It is invaluable in the treatment of heart disease and circulatory disorders. Chronic infections such as hepatitis-C, herpes, Lyme, and AIDS respond very favorably to ozone. It is also very helpful in chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and autoimmune diseases.

Although ozone is often an indispensable modality, it is only rarely effective by itself. In the great majority of cases it must be combined with an individualized program of other alternative and natural therapies, such as nutrition and detoxification.
Ozone therapy should only be used by professionals who have been fully trained in its use. Dr.Kalidas has been trained by Dr. Shallenberger and Dr. Rowen.

What Types of Oxidative Therapies Are Offered at The Center for Natural & Integrative Medicine?

  • Ozone autohemotherapy
  • UltraViolet Blood Irradiation Therapy (UVBI)

Ozone Autohemotherapy

Autohemotherapy is the most common, and in most cases the most effective way ozone is administered. The patient sits in a chair and has 200mls of blood removed into a bag. Ozone is then injected into the bag and is gently mixed, allowing the blood cells to take up the ozone. The ozonated blood is then returned to the body within a closed system. Allow 60-90 minutes for this procedure.

Contact Us

To learn more about becoming a patient and receiving IV Therapies at The Center for Natural & Integrative Medicine, contact our new patient coordinator at (407) 355 9246 or request an appointment online. Get back on the road to health