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Staying healthy can be challenging during the winter months, especially when many over-the-counter remedies can weaken or suppress our immune system. Hey, it’s called cold and flu season for a reason! But you can fight back. Maintaining a strong immune system is your best bet for fighting off colds, flu, and other viral strains and germs. Here are some safe, natural, and highly-effective strategies you can use to stay healthy now and throughout the year. 

  1. Use Humidifiers: The use of humidifiers can help kill airborne pathogens in your home; you can add essential oils like eucalyptus, lavender, or hyssop for additional respiratory benefits.
  2. Pack Mud: Mudpack your hands and feet for seven minutes, then do a medi-bath and medi-cleanse soak in hot water for 20 minutes. This therapy will detoxify and energize your body.
  3. Burn Sage: Practice the ancient practice of burning sage in the home. Burning sage has been proven to kill 94% of airborne bacteria and the effects are said to last for weeks.  
  4. Have Healthy Habits: Follow healthy habits like washing your hands regularly throughout the day, eating well, and getting lots of rest. And don’t forget to drink pure water and to supplement your diet with bone broths. Get a healthy dose of sunlight whenever possible, too. Alternatively, a verilux lamp can provide much-needed Vitamin D through its full-spectrum rays of light throughout the winter months spent indoors.
  5. Stay Away from Sugar: Avoid sugar and alcohol, which lower the immune system’s response and delays the healing process.
  6. Take Supplements: Consume high doses of Vitamin D3, Alka-C, wild bear garlic, and wild oregano. You’ll notice the difference!
  7. Go Herbal: Herbal formulations can kill viruses and bacteria, including echinacea intrinsic, mycelia Intrinsic, olive leaf intrinsic, and cat’s claw intrinsic.
  8. Get Homeopathic Help: Homeopathic supplements like flu milieu, drainage milieu, and lymph-1 can help open cells and drain symptoms of discomfort. Throat spray milieu prevents pathogens from coming in through the respiratory tract and also soothes and protects the throat.
  9. Zap with Zinc: Taking zinc supplements can increase your T-cell activity and help ward off many infections.
  10. Sweeten with Honey: This tastes as good as it works: Mix the juice of a lemon with a tablespoon of honey. You can swallow one teaspoon every 30 minutes to achieve the maximum effect.
  11. Consider a Colonic: Visiting my colonic hygienist at AVENUES 2 HEALTH (914-623-3999) is an excellent way to hydrate the colon while clearing debris adhering to the intestinal wall. Colonics gently assist the body by clearing mucus that could be impairing proper digestion and by stopping the creation of additional mucus that must be excreted by the lungs.

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Popularized in the world of professional boxing by the likes of Muhammad Ali and others, the one-two-punch is a withering combination of punches that land opponents down for the count—a quick jab with the left fist followed by a vicious right-hand cross or uppercut punch.

The one-two punch combines two forces that produce a marked effect. Similarly, for the treatment of minor, chronic or acute pain, neuromuscular therapy delivers the first strike, and a customized exercise plan releases the second. This powerful combination alleviates pain and increases movement functionality.

What is neuromuscular therapy?

Neuromuscular Therapy (NTM) is a program of techniques used to balance the body’s nervous system with the musculoskeletal system. NTM improves range of motion, reduces pain, and restores the balance between the nervous and musculoskeletal systems. NTM works to restore posture alignment by explicitly locating areas of tissue spasm and contraction, and releasing them through the elimination of the trigger points that cause pain. Muscle spasms restrict movement and pull our body out of alignment. Then, since muscle moves bones, pulls the bones of our body toward the spasm.

Patients typically achieve a vertically- and horizontally-balanced posture and experience relief from pain following a 90-minute NTM treatment.

But how do you maintain this improved position and keep alignment?

Partnering neuromuscular therapy with an individualized exercise program

After therapy, it’s essential to build movement patterns that will retrain and re-educate your body and central nervous system. I recently partnered with John Calarco, a fitness and training coach and owner of Power Health & Performance, to help my patients improve their health and strength.

John’s methods are similar to my treatment approach. During the initial evaluation, he uncovers dysfunctional movement patterns that may have been present for years as a result of repetitive stressful habits, old scars, and injuries. He observes patterns of overuse, where larger muscles have been overworked, as well as underuse, where muscles have atrophied or been weakened over time.

During the evaluation process, John takes patients through a thorough movement assessment to determine the cause of their restrictions. He’ll then determine an individualized starting level by assessing fundamental movement patterns like walking and running gait, single-leg stance balance, squatting, reaching, and pushing.

After the evaluation, John designs a comprehensive training program suited to his clients’ individualized needs and goals. Once established, he builds upon these personalized exercises, making them more challenging in strength, balance, and endurance.

In addition to one-on-one personal training, John offers a variety of options from which to choose based on your schedule and budget, from supervised small- group adult training to online coaching.

Twenty-Five Percent Off Your Initial Evaluation

If you are ready to truly maximize your health, fitness, and performance I highly recommend reaching out to John Calarco at john@powerhealthandperformance.com. If you mention this article by Dr.7Sky, you will receive a 25% discount off your initial evaluation.

Photo cred: Matheus Ferrero@matheusferrero



In a previous post, Gut Check: What You Need to Know About Liver and Gall Bladder Health, we discussed leaky gut syndrome, where permeability in our intestinal lining can lead to the leaking of harmful toxins into our blood stream. I want to help you understand the importance of leaky gut, and then give you the recipe I use myself for homemade bone broth. Many of you have asked me for this recipe and I’m excited to share it: It can work wonders for you as it has for my family.

Bone Broth and Leaky Gut

Brought on in a variety of ways, leaky gut should be a primary source of inquiry for anyone with serious, unresolved health issues. It occurs when the gut/intestinal lining, which was a once a healthy, impenetrable barrier, becomes inflamed and compromised to the point where small holes develop in the tissue through which undigested food proteins such as gluten and casein leak through and enter the blood stream. Regrettably, undigested food simply rots away in the gut and causes bacteria to grow if not eliminated properly through the bowels, producing parasites, viruses/molds/candida, mycotoxins and an unhealthy soup-like mixture of micro-organisms that accumulate in the gut. These unfriendly bacteria and microbes wreak havoc on the gut lining’s permeability, which allows these toxic invaders to enter the blood stream and circulate throughout the human body.

This is how auto-immune diseases start and this why, when dealing with any disease that affects our bodies, we need to heal and seal the gut before trying to detoxify our bodies or anything else. That’s why a healthy digestive system can lead to healthy immune function.

You see, leaky gut is an auto-immune disorder, where the immune system fails to keep the candida in-check. Many fail to realize that candida is a yeast or fungus that grows out of control. It’s an infection in the gut that can bore microscopic holes into the lining of our intestinal walls.

Candida accumulates in our bodies from eating large amounts of carbs and sugars. In my last post, I discussed the way heavy metals creep into our daily water supply and infiltrate our digestive system by crossing the protective barrier in our gut lining. What’s more, candida abounds wherever there is metal in the body. Why? Because candida absorbs 10x its weight in heavy metals, which fools the body into thinking it’s actually helping mop up the metal with the fungus in an attempt to keep metals from harming vital organs, like the heart and brain. The fungus winds up overtaking the good bacteria, which compromises our immune systems and leads to sickness and disease.

Leaky Gut and Brain Function and Emotional Health

Leaky gut can also compromise brain function and emotional health. Amino acids are the end products of protein digestion. They’re responsible for repairing tissue, including the lining of our guts. Amino acids are designed to heal leaky gut by plugging the leak and then mending and knitting the delicate tissues back together. It’s amazing, really. They regenerate cells until there are not more holes!

Another important role for amino acids involves traveling straight to our brains by way of neural pathways. This process is compromised by intestinal leakage, which inhibits the body’s ability to modulate/methylate amino acids into the neurotransmitters we need to maintain brain health. A healthy brain converts amino acids into two different types of neurotransmitters; namely, inhibitors, which will help us relax and digest, and excitatory ones, which help keep us motivated and energized. Without proper digestion, our bodies can’t convert neurotransmitters and we can become depressed and anxious as well as sick.

As many of my patients can attest, healing the gut takes time and patience—up to six months or longer—and the out-of-pocket expenditures can be costly.

Adding bone broth to our daily diet is a simple, inexpensive way to speed up the process of healing the gut. Bone broth is high in anti-inflammatory amino acids, which are more alkalizing and produce wonderful digestive results and health benefits. This balances the inflammatory amino acids found in the muscle of the meat (which tends to be more acidic). Amino acids can seal the leaks in our gut lining, preventing pathogens and undigested protein into our blood circulation.

What’s Inside Bone Broth


  • Improves the immune function & the circulatory function.
  • Repairs wounds both internally & externally it regenerates cells.
  • It assists the liver in filtering toxins during the detoxification process.
  • Helps men with increased fluids for sperm production & fertility.

Glycine: A neurotransmitter that helps in the relaxation process.

  • Helps prevent the breakdown of muscle proteins “Sarcopenia” seen in injuries, the elderly or excessive exercise.
  • Assists the liver in producing “Bile salts” for the breakdown of fats promoting gallbladder health.
  • Helps the liver produce more glutathione especially helpful in the chemical detoxification process of clearing heavy metals.


  • Repairs leaky gut and helps with decreased inflammation
  • Assists the healing of joints as it supports the regeneration of cartilage.
  • Supports elasticity of the skin keeping it supple, smooth & wrinkle free.
  • Decreases cellulite


  • Protects the lining of the intestines.
  • Improves muscle-building.
  • Increases metabolism.
  • Provides fuel for the cells of the small intestine (where nutrient absorption takes place).

Bone Supporting Components of Bone Broth

Collagen, Gelatin, Chondroitin & Glucosamine: The gelatin portion of the bone broth, which protects and heals the mucosal lining of the digestive track.

  • Allows for better absorption of nutrients (since it heals and seals the gut).
  • Keeps the bowels healthy and hydrated.
  • Amazing for skin beauty, reducing wrinkles and cellulite
  • Stimulates hair and nail health

Immune System

  • Strengthens the immune system, which starts with a healthy digestive system.
  • Helps the body fight infections by reducing the number of white blood cells that are prolific during a cold or flu, which is why chicken soup has been a common remedy with many cultures and mothers throughout the ages.

More On Bone, Tendon and Cartilage Health

  • Collagen portion of the broth reduces joint pain and inflammation
  • Supports the growth of new collagen and repairs damaged joints
  • Strengthens hair and nails and keeps them healthy
  • Chondroitin; Chondroitin sulfate is a substance often used in the treatment of osteoarthritis. Found naturally in the cartilage surrounding our joints, chondroitin sulfate is also available in dietary supplement form. When used to treat osteoarthritis, chondroitin sulfate is often taken in combination with other natural remedies (such as glucosamine).
  • Glucosamine: From the degradation of the cartilage and tendons in the bones used for the broth, it is the rubbery tissue that cushions bones at your joints. But as you get older, your levels of this compound begin to drop, which leads to the gradual breakdown of the joint. There is evidence that glucosamine sulfate supplements help counteract this effect. It has also been used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other conditions, such as inflammatory bowel disease, asthma, allergies, chronic venous insufficiency, sports injuries, temporomandibular joint problems (TMJ), and long-term low back pain.

Essential Minerals and Trace Minerals

From the process of breaking down bone materials: Calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, silicon & sulfur (essential in bone building & repair). The body needs phosphorus to build and repair bones and teeth, help nerves function, and make muscles contract. Most (about 85%) of the phosphorus contained in phosphate is found in bones. The rest of it is stored in tissues throughout the body.

The kidneys help control the amount of phosphate in the blood. Extra phosphate is filtered by the kidneys and passes out of the body in the urine. Vitamin D is needed for your body to take in phosphate and absorb calcium. The relation between calcium and phosphate may be disrupted by some diseases or infections.

Vitamin K

  • Vitamin K is used to prevent and treat weak bones (osteoporosis) and relieve itching that often accompanies a liver disease called biliary cirrhosis.
  • Vitamin K2 (menaquinone) is taken by mouth to treat osteoporosis and bone loss caused by steroids, as well as to lower total cholesterol in people on dialysis. Parsley, chard, and kale are also a necessary part of our diets, increasing the overall benefits of vitamin D, glucosamine, and calcium. Watercress and spinach contain the highest levels of vitamin K. Mustard, turnip, beet, and collard greens contain significant amounts as well.
  • Vitamin K also helps the skin with spider veins, bruises, scars, stretch marks, and burns. After surgery, vitamin K is used to speed up skin healing and reduce bruising and swelling.


Silicon is known as a beautifying mineral and there are also many health benefits associated with it. It not only causes the strengthening of connective tissues and bones, but is also useful in taking care of nails, hair, and skin. The health benefits of silicon also play a vital role in the prevention of atherosclerosis, insomnia, skin disorders and tuberculosis.

Silicon is a vital trace mineral required by the body for strong and flexible joints, glowing skin and stronger bones.

Recipe for Homemade Bone Broth

First, it’s essential to use organic ingredients. Start with organic bones: Beef bones can be purchased in the freezer section of whole foods. Chicken bones (can use the carcass of a roasted chicken that you make for dinner).

In a large soup pot/or crock pot place 2-3 lbs. of bones; cover completely with water

Add ¼ cup of organic apple cider vinegar (this is to extract all of the minerals from the bones)

Add 3-5 cloves of garlic

1-large onion

4-5 organic carrots

5-stalks of organic celery

Pink salt (Pink Hawaiian algae) to taste

Let this simmer for approximately 24 hours if you are using chicken bones

24-36 hours if you are using beef or veal bones.

Then strain the broth, remove all bones & cooked vegetables;

Have mason jars available for storing the broth when it is finished cooking.

Pour broth into glass jars & let stand until cooled, place lids securely & put into the refrigerator.

The following day you will see a layer of fat on top of each jar, (do not remove the fat, until you are ready to use, it is a protective layer against bacteria)

The fat is an excellent source of fatty acids so when you re-heat the broth you may use some with each serving.


For several years now, I’ve noticed an alarming connection between the water we drink and heavy metals accumulation in our thyroids—the large ductless gland in the neck that secretes hormones regulating growth and development.

Through Zyto testing, I’ve discovered the presence of heavy metals in the thyroid and para thyroid of every single patient I serve, young or old, and the numbers are unusually high, indicating a great deal of stress on the glands and affected organs.e9pjo_vl3e8-todd-quackenbush

Coincidently, thyroid medication is the #1 prescribed drug in the United States right now. One in eight women will develop thyroid disease, according to statistics. I wondered what was causing this epidemic in thyroid/endocrine disruption? I wondered why the majority of my patients were deficient in iodine, the chemical element that’s essential for optimal thyroid functioning and why obesity rates in the USA are so much higher than other western European countries? What’s more, I wondered, why was it so difficult to excrete and detox heavy metals toxicity even after years of taking care of my patients’ bodies?

Sources of Heavy Metals Toxicity

Heavy metal toxicity can come from a variety of sources. Patients may have a mouth full of dental amalgams or may have worn metal braces on their teeth, swallowing trace amounts of metal with every bite they take over the course of several years. They may be unaware of the hazards of exposure to heavy metals that come from cooking with aluminum pots and pans, or they may be unaware that the chemical used to prevent sweating in most deodorants is aluminum. Apples and rice products with arsenic are two more culprits that are often overlooked.

Patients over 50 often have lead in their tissues from lead gas fume inhalation in the days before unleaded gas. They may also be deficient in the glutathione and n-acetylcysteine that’s required to excrete heavy metals, or they may be overloaded with so many chemicals, pesticides and carcinogens that come from our environment and the food we eat, which prevent the body from executing the task of elimination. When toxins aren’t eliminated through the bowels due to chronic constipation—a common problem in the United States—they will try exit through the skin/epidermis.

When toxins can’t find an efficient way to exit our system they lodge in the body, where these toxins, metals, pesticides, hormones, and chemicals are stored in the organs, tissues, old injury sites, and fat cells. Basically, the body will store these toxins wherever it finds a weakness; and the thyroid is an obvious area of weakness because 750 million people suffer from iodine deficiency. Why wouldn’t our bodies absorb the iodine even after years of iodized table salt consumption? Well, as you may remember from high school chemistry, iodine lives in the same family as bromine—often identified as the blue color in sports drinks—and chlorine, which is added to our drinking water, pools and hot tubs, and fluorine, which had been added to our water in toxic amounts for 70 years.

Effect of Water-Borne Toxins On Thyroid Health

How do these water-borne toxins affect our thyroid health and why note that iodine lives in the same family as these other chemicals? These chemicals compete for the same receptor sites and are drawn into the thyroid, blocking the ability of iodine to get into the thyroid and do its job.

This is compounded by the fact that we’re receiving insufficient amounts of iodine from sea vegetables and our daily overdose of fluoride and chloride from our water supplies.

When the CDC added fluoride to our water supply in 1945 we were told that pharmaceutical- grade fluoride at 8mg/L was safe and effective, and that is was even good for decreasing dental cavities and making our teeth stronger. They lacked the scientific research we have today, establishing the fact that Fluoride is considered to be carcinogenic—a known neurotoxin causing interference with normal brain development. Recent research demonstrates that fluoride is, in fact, an endocrine disrupter causing severe thyroid disease and obesity.

Ever wonder why western Europeans have normal weight in spite of their late-night eating habits? Spoiler alert: These countries don’t have fluoride in their water. We do and, 70 years later, 70% of all Americans still suffer from tooth decay and a growing number of fluoridation- related diseases. Still fluoride remains in our water supplies at toxic levels according to today’s acceptable levels of .7mg/L, causing fluorosis, thyroid diseases, cancers and lower I.Q. levels in children who drink tap water (from a study done by Harvard in 2015).

Tracking the Growth and Widespread Use of Chlorine and Fluorine

How did this fluoride monster grow out of control so that we cannot rein it back in? In 1983, chemical companies that made aluminum had to find a way to discard the industrial waste product known as HSFA (Hexa-Fluorosilic Acid), which is what appears as the smoke billowing from chemical plants. It contains fluoride and trace amounts of harmful metals that accumulate in the body, including lead, arsenic, mercury, cadmium, thallium, radio-nucleotides and aluminum.

They approached the Environmental Protection Agency about a possible solution to recover this chemical by-product from fertilizing manufacturers. They would reduce the air pollution by giving it to the water utilities as a low cost source of fluoride. Voila! So where do the heavy metals come from? Our ordinary household filters don’t remove the fluoride and chlorine in our tap water, and tap water is used and contained in every household beverage and many foods, from infant formula, coffee, and tea, to soda, beer, soups and pasta—not to mention every fruit and vegetable watered with municipal water. We bathe, shower and swim in it, so that it soaks into bodies through the pores of our skin.

Other Water Toxins—Estrogen and Miscellaneous Drugs

During the Zyto testing I conduct with patients, high levels of estrogens, pharmaceuticals, and recreational drugs are often uncovered. Strange, right? I find it in patients who’ve never even thought of consuming these things, even children. Brace yourself: It’s been estimated that one glass of tap water from your faucet has been through at least six toilets! It’s outrageous but true that water municipalities simply don’t have the resources needed to purchase the sophisticated filtering systems required to remove these substances—especially hormones, which are microscopic. So—sorry to be graphic—for every woman on HRT (hormone replacement therapy) who urinates these hormones into the toilet, the public ends up with them in their drinking and bath water, if they are not properly filtrated. These trace amounts of hormones accumulate in our bodies over time, causing men, women and children to get daily dosages of estrogen. Is it any wonder why men are developing breasts and cancers in that area?

Remember the thyroid/endocrine system of most people is already in a compromised state from excessive dosages of fluorine and chlorine. Additionally, any pharmaceutical or recreational drug consumed by an individual that isn’t completely broken down and metabolized is excreted in the urine. What’s more, people flush medications down the toilet to discard them. This is another way they end up in our water supply, seeping into every unfiltered glass of water we drink.

How To Get Clean, Filtered Water

For clean, filtered water, I recommend a water system from Allini, who offer two filters that can be installed beneath the sink; namely, one to eliminate fluoride, and another to eliminate chlorine, metals, etc. (contact Vinnie Zappier for installations in the tri-state area: 914.879.6407). This approach is highly effective at removing pharmaceuticals, drugs and other known contaminants, including perchlorate, fluoride, VOCs, chloramines, chlorine, lead, arsenic, and bromine. It’s so effective that it removes some of the naturally occurring beneficial minerals in water as well though, so add a pinch of gray Celtic air-dried sea salt or Hawaiian pink algae salt to correct this mineral imbalance. But remember, salts are not created equal, so you should never use bleached white iodized salt: It’s void of essential minerals and can destroy your health. Hawaiian Pink salt is also an excellent way to help children fight tooth decay and support adrenal gland health.

The chemical composition of salt is Na+ CL-, where salt donates chloride to the body so the stomach can produce sufficient amounts of HCL, the natural stomach acid that helps us digest proteins and kill off bacteria. Adults over 30 should be tested for an HCL supplement that suits their body`s biological preference. Sufficient quantities of HCL help prevent plaque build-up up on teeth, and the probiotic for the mouth, DentaVen, can change an acidic PH to one more alkaline, preventing excessive bacteria build-up in the mouth. Adults should test to find the form and source of iodine that best suits their thyroid to achieve optimal function. Some nutrients are better than others too, so it’s best to test to determine which one will work best with your body’s individual needs.

Feel free to contact me by email at drsevensky@optimum.net.

Photo cred: Todd Quakenbush



Guest Post by Charlotte Meier of Home Safety Hub

m0l5j8lqnzo-david-maoMy darling mother turned 86 recently. She lives alone in the same home where she and my father raised all four of their children. Despite her age, she is one of the healthiest, feistiest people I know, but that doesn’t keep me from worrying about her living by herself. More specifically, I can’t help but fear she’ll be injured should she fall with no one around to help her.

My concern is valid—of the nearly 3 million seniors ages 65 and older who fall every year, fewer than half speak with their doctors to receive precautionary follow-up treatment. This can lead to undiagnosed injuries, and in the worst-case scenarios, death. However, there are many measures seniors can take to better ensure their safety. Here are a few important ones to consider:

Stay Active

As we age, it takes a little more work to convince ourselves to exercise. But the older we get, the more crucial it becomes to keep our bodies moving. Low-impact exercises can be extremely beneficial in keeping our bodies strong and flexible enough to perform everyday activities. If you or your loved one have had cancer, swimming is an especially great form of exercise to help you recover from the illness and strengthen your body in the process.

Be Mindful of What You Eat

Although having a healthy diet may not necessarily prevent your risk of taking a tumble, as this article from the National Institutes of Health notes, more nutritious food choices can lead to stronger bones and tissue, as well as a healthier heart. So if you do stumble, your body is more equipped to deal with any physical trauma that may occur. The NIH has information on how your diet impacts your overall well-being, as well as tips for eating more healthily.

Get A Good Night’s Rest

As this article on the importance of sleep points out, not getting your recommended 7 to 9 hours of slumber each night can have a greater effect on your health than you may realize. For example, your judgment, decision-making, and reaction time may be impaired, which can increase your odds of falling should you encounter an obstacle in your walking path. Your body is also more susceptible to sickness, which weakens your body while it tries to fight off illness.

Adjust Your Surroundings for Optimum Safety 

In order to prevent falls, it may be necessary to make certain modifications to your home. Check handrails to make sure they’re sturdy. If they aren’t, replace or reinforce them. Make sure there are no cords stretched across walkways or trip hazards such as rugs or warped floor boards. As this article notes, while home modifications may seem expensive, the alternative—moving to assisted living—can actually cost you even more. So, if you plan to stay in your home, keep it safe by making necessary changes and updates.

While I’ll always have some trepidation over my mom living on her own, I’m comforted by the fact that she puts her health first and that we’ve worked to maintain her home to accommodate her changing needs. If you feel you or a loved one is at risk of falling, it’s important to take action to prevent this hardship from ever occurring.

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Promoting Spring Wellness With ZYTO Scan

d8lcrlwzyps-cayton-heathZYTO biocommunication identifies your body’s biological preferences for optimal health. It’s a tool I’ve used successfully in my practice for many years to achieve remarkable outcomes for my clients.

The spring season is here, ushering in a sense of renewal and fresh beginnings. Let me show you how a ZYTO scan can promote spring wellness and help you to achieve your personal wellness goals for summer.

Right now, we’re running a special $75 discount to new clients getting the initial two-hour ZYTO Scan, and a special $35 discount to returning clients getting a 30-minute re-scan.

Here are six reasons to get a ZYTO Scan today:

1 – To Gain Insights About Your health

Reports from your ZYTO scan provide you with information that may help identify your individual wellness needs. Identifying Virtual Items to which you have an unusual response may give you and your practitioner insight about wellness issues to keep you functioning at an optimal state.

2 – Identification of Your Biological Coherence for Nutrition

Does one size fit all when it comes to nutritional support? Of course not! ZYTO scans identify your body’s unique responses. Knowing your biological coherence helps you and your practitioner choose the nutritional supplements that will support your individual health needs.

3 – To Save Money

There are many good nutritional supplements but you probably don’t need them all. Knowing your biological coherence helps you to choose products that are right for you. Choosing well means your investment in supplements is more likely to pay off, providing you the benefits you need and saving money on things you don’t need.

4 – For Increased Energy

Your body consumes energy in its effort to maintain a healthy balance. When your body uses this energy to deal with life’s extra challenges, like fighting a cold, you will have less energy to perform your day-to-day physical activities. ZYTO helps you to identify the additional support your body may need to maintain wellness and keep your energy levels high.

5 – To Track Your Health

ZYTO scans give you information in real time. Tracking your scans over time can be beneficial, allowing you to identify trends or long term patterns that you will want to pay particular attention to. Keeping track of your past can help you predict the future, and reviewing your past ZYTO reports gives you essentially a look back through time.

6 – For Peace of Mind

Worrying about your health or the health of a loved one can be incredibly stressful. Sometimes it is hard to put into words what you are feeling, and then there is the added concern about things of which you may not consciously be aware. Biocommunication takes place at a subconscious level so you don’t have to worry about the words you choose to describe what you are feeling.

ZYTO scan reports introduce a new perspective about your unique biological coherence, enabling a more complete picture for making wellness decisions. Knowing more about your individual health can make all the difference… giving you an added measure of peace.

Email or call me at 914.305.4254 to set up your personal ZYTO Scan appointment today.

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Photo cred: Cayton Heath

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Wouldn’t it be helpful to discover your body’s personal biological preference for nutrition—the exact nutrients, vitamins, minerals or enzymes your body requires for optimal health and performance?

I think so, and that’s why the biosurvey scan tool from ZYTO has become a touchstone of my holistic health and wellness practice. I use this technology to explore your body’s biological preference for medicine, nutritional supplements and treatments, bringing it back into chemical balance and enabling you to avoid illness and function at a higher levels.

Here’s five compelling reasons to understand your body’s biological preferences:

Gain Health Insights

Perhaps, like most people, you’ve never had opportunity to learn exactly what your body needs to function at optimal performance levels. But after completing your biosurvey scan with the FDA-approved hand cradle, a unique and comprehensive report will be generated describing your body’s biological preferences. Insights gained from this simple and painless process will prompt a closer look at specific organs and body systems, and together you and I will explore your body’s biological preferences for medicine, nutritional supplements, and treatments. Biological preference simply means the stimuli to which your body will most favorably respond. Using this information, you and I will decide on a clinical strategy developed specifically for you, based on your body’s responses.

Identify Your Body’s Nutritional Preferences

Do you shop regularly at Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s, purchasing nutritional supplements and vitamins in an effort to boost your health and wellness? Many people do, but you can’t do one size fits all when it comes to the human body. Each of us is a beautiful living organism with unique needs. The biosurvey results will identify your body’s exact nutritional preferences and identify the exact nutritional supplements and how much is needed to bring your body back into chemical balance for optimal performance.

Save Time and Money on Medical Costs

Once again, don’t spend time and money on nutritional supplements and health products your body doesn’t need. Starting with the ZYTO biosurvey scan means you get a correct diagnosis and understanding of your body’s biological preferences before proceeding with remedies. Remember, there are many good nutritional supplements on the market but you probably don’t need them all! Making the right choice up front when investing in health supplements will pay for itself over time and save you time and aggravation.

Achieve Improved Health & Performance 

My patients report an increase in energy and fitness on a regular basis, the result of reducing the amount of energy your body consumes in its effort to bring about a healthy chemical balance—things like fighting off colds, or trying to bring an under-performing kidney, liver, gall bladder or pancreas back into line. The biosurvey tool helps identify what your body needs to maintain balance, keeping your energy levels high by giving your body the extra help it needs.

Benefit from Ongoing Measurement and Monitoring

The biosurvey process provides insights now and in the future so you can get healthy and stay healthy—and you can purchase the hand cradle to continue the monitoring process at home via computer. By studying the biocommunication scans over time we’ll be able to tweak and optimize your biological preferences for nutritional supplements and treatments. You’ll have what your body needs to feel good throughout your life, while monitoring the effects of long term and hereditary health issues on your body.

Thanks for taking the time to read this post. Make an appointment today for a mini-biosurvey scan with Dr. Seven-sky at drsevensky@optimum.net or 914-305-4254.







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Horseshoe magnetMost of us can hardly remember a time before there were cell phones and wireless technology. We’re accustomed to working with laptops, iPads and smart phones tethered to our person at all times. They’ve become de rigueur for our on-the-go lifestyles, enabling connection with friends, communication with colleagues and the completion of tasks more efficiently.

Consequently, invisible electro-magnetic fields (EMFs) are all around us, generated by everything from cell phones, laptops, microwave ovens, hair dyers and airport security body scanners, to MRIs, CAT scans, power lines, cell towers and the wireless networks we use in our homes and offices every day.

1/ Understand the Dangers of Electromagnetic Sensitivity

But what if wireless and microwave signals are gradually making us sick? What if wireless frequencies are creating chaotic signals that can be absorbed by the tissues and organs of our bodies, the effects of which are accumulative over time—similar to smoking cigarettes—causing tissue damage and cancers?

Most of us have an inkling that the radiation we receive from X-rays, MRIs, CAT Scans, air travel and airport security body scans isn’t good for us. Technicians working with these technologies are required to wear special badges to monitor radiation exposure levels. But what about GPS, electric cars and E-Z Pass, or the food we buy in grocery stores (which is scanned) or the body scans when we walk through the doors of most retail shopping establishments, banks and drug stores.

The convenience and usefulness of wireless technologies, devices, and diagnostic instruments are beyond dispute, but the effects of EMFs on our health should not be overlooked. It’s hard for us to conceive that wireless technologies could pose a serious public health risk in the near future. But it could happen if we fail to protect ourselves from the onslaught of invisible EMF frequencies, such as microwaves. We can’t see microwaves, but we know they work—they cook our food and warm our lukewarm cups of coffee. What’s more, cell phones emit microwaves, and the idea that power-frequency magnetic fields can promote brain tumors was substantiated by a July 2014 study—the largest epidemiological study of its kind ever undertaken—published in the the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. (1)

EMFs generated from cell phones are of particular concern, left on night stands only inches away from the heads of sleeping teenagers who use them to study, watch movies and set an alarm to wake up in the morning. Adults feel equally lost when cell phones aren’t tethered to their person. They check email and social media before getting out of bed in the morning; and they close each day perusing various news blogs and social media sites before going to sleep at night. What’s more, cell phones and tablets are comfortably propped on abdomens and torsos, with no thought given to the harm EMFs might do to the functioning of a woman’s uterus or ovaries or a man’s sperm count.

I’ve seen a maked increase in the number of patients visiting my office with symptoms related to EMF exposure—head aches, bags under the eyes, muscle weakness, chronic fatigue, general malaise, and flu-like symptoms. I’m seeing an increase in patients with thyroid imbalances that led to weight gain, and instances of infertility from women who read their tablets and smart phones in bed at night before going to sleep. I’ve seen an increase in the number of anxiety and depression cases, where EMFs affect the brain’s ability to produce its own neuro-transmitters, shutting down the patient’s brain metabolism. I’ve also seen a clear link between sleep deprivation/insomnia and EMF exposure.

I recall patients who visited me with weight issues: We addressed things holistically, as usual, examining a number of factors, such as dietary issues and proper digestion. We added an exercise regimen and applied “muscle testing,” or applied kinesiology, to test the organs involved. We tested for specific nutrient imbalances, applying homeopathic remedies or herbs to bring the organs back into balance. When their bodies were brought back to health and strength they had everything needed to balance their metabolisms; that is, until a cell phone was placed within three feet of their bodies. Then, the phone’s proximity, even when turned off, caused their thyroids to shut down and, invariably, weaken their metabolisms. But the thyroids tested strong again as soon as I provided my patients with protective EMF body shields to wear or place on their cell phones. The same thing happened with patients suffering from infertility. Coincidence?

I can think of a gentleman who crawled into my office because he worked next to two large mainframe computers. He turned his life around with EMF body shield protectors and a properly balanced nutritional regimen, which included Gamma Detox FX to help absorb the EMF radiation in his body and boost energy.

So why aren’t the health risks associated with cell phone usage adequately discussed?

Some see parallels to smoking and lung cancer. Cigarettes were recognized as the cause of lung cancer in the 1940s and 1950s, backed by a confluence of epidemiology, animal experiments, cellular pathology and chemical analytics studies. But cigarette manufacturers disputed this evidence as part of an orchestrated conspiracy to salvage cigarette sales. (2)

“It’s hard to talk about the dangers of cell-phone radiation without sounding like a conspiracy theorist,” writes Christopher Ketcham in GQ magazine. “This is especially true in the United States, where non-industry-funded studies are rare, where legislation protecting the wireless industry from legal challenges has long been in place, and where our lives have been so thoroughly integrated with wireless technology that to suggest it might be a problem—maybe, eventually, a very big public-health problem—is like saying our shoes might be killing us. Except our shoes don’t send microwaves directly into our brains. And cell phones do—a fact that has increasingly alarmed the rest of the world.” (3)

Ketcham documents several European studies related to the hazards of cell phone usage from 2004 to today: “…multiple reports, mostly out of Europe’s premier research institutions, of cell-phone and PDA use being linked to brain aging, brain damage, early-onset Alzheimer’s, senility, DNA damage, and even sperm die-offs (many men, after all, keep their cell phones in their pants pockets or attached at the hip). In September 2007, the European Union’s environmental watchdog, the European Environment Agency, warned that cell-phone technology could lead to a health crisis similar to those caused by asbestos, smoking, and lead in petrol,” he adds. (4)

As a practicing chiropractic and wellness physician, I feel compelled to echo these concerns because of the increase in the number of patients visiting my office with EMF-related symptoms and complaints—problems traceable to the strapping of cell phones to their bodies. Soft tissues like our eyes, thyroid and reproductive organs absorb EMFs more readily than other parts of our bodies. I’ve seen impressive results with infertile patients who were able to get pregnant after we implemented a detox nutritional regimen for their bodies, and found ways to limit their cell phone use and employ wearable EMF protection and body shields. EMFs affect brain metabolism and melatonin production; I’ve seen a number of patients overcome depression, anxiety and sleeplessness through nutritional detoxification and the use of wearable EMF protection and body shields.

2/ Get Help and Wearable EMF Body Protection

I’ve already touched on the value of nutritional detox strategies, and I’ve also tested several wearable EMF protection and body shield products on the market. Those that work well are formed with nano-crystalline technology and embedded and encoded with 230 resonating frequencies that transform chaotic and harmful EMF and wireless frequencies into frequency waves that are harmonious and beneficial to our bodies.

To set up a consultation or patient evaluation, contact me directly at drsevensky@optimum.net or visit my personal Safe Connect page at www.drsusan.safeconnectplus.com, where I distribute wearable EMF protection devices and body shields for my patients. You’ll also find additional products, research and videos there to help overcome the damaging effects of EMF exposure.

1., Microwave News, EMF Cancer Promotion: An Old Idea Makes a Strong Comeback (July 2014) Accessed Jan. 22, 2015, http://www.microwavenews.com/news-center/elf-emfs-cancer-promotion

2., Dr. Robert N Proctor, History Department, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA, The history of the discovery of the cigarette–lung cancer link: evidentiary traditions, corporate denial, global toll (Nov. 22, 2011), Tobacco Control, Accessed Jan. 19, 2015. http://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/content/21/2/87.ful

3. & 4., Christopher Ketcham, Warning: Your Cell Phone May Be Hazardous to Your Health, GQ (Feb. 2010), Accessed Jan. 19, 2015.http://www.gq.co/cars-gear/gear-and-gadgets/201002/warning-cell-phone-radiation

Additional resources:

Louis Slesin, who has a doctorate in environmental policy from MIT and in 1980 founded an investigative newsletter called Microwave News. http://microwavenews.com/

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How To Restore Your Immune System

Most people fail to connect the large intestine with a healthy immune system even though 60-70% of our immune system is located there—in the gut, as it were, in a vast network of lymph tissue referred to as GALT (gut associated lymphatic tissue).

Immunity Against DiseasesOur large intestines are inhabited by trillions of bacteria often referred to as probiotics (pro=encouraging, biotic=life). These bacteria, consisting of acidophilus and bifidobacterium species primarily, are introduced to our system during the birth process and continue to play a vital role in our overall health throughout our lives. Without probiotics our immune system would be much weaker. We’d be vitally deficient in essential nutrients and vitamins and be extremely vulnerable to food-borne illnesses. (1)

Maintaining a Delicate Balance

Our large intestines must maintain the delicate balance between good and bad bacteria, a situation particularly exacerbated by infections where antibiotics are often used to restore health. Antibiotics greatly disturb the probiotic flora in the gut. Although these antibiotics are intended to kill only the bad bacteria, they also adversely affect the good ones. That’s why an experience of diarrhea and yeast infections often follows the taking of antibiotics. As good probiotic bacteria are killed off, bad (pathogenic) organisms like yeast begin to take hold in the system. Frequent or long-term antibiotic use can dramatically alter the gut flora and can be a significant contributing factor to other long-term health problems related to immune dysfunction and intestinal conditions. (2)

Other disruptive factors to this delicate balance in the gut include stress, poor diet, toxic chemicals and genetic issues. Consumption of fruit, fibers, vegetables, whole grains, spirulina and organic foods rich in protein like fish, chicken and organic free range eggs help cultivate an environment that’s friendly to the hosting and growth of probiotics in our large intestines. But even when we do eat right we don’t take the proper time to enjoy our meals and nourish our bodies, causing us to feel empty, hungry and less than satisfied. All too often our diets are unwittingly filled with hormones, pesticides, antibiotics, dyes, colorings and artificial flavors (MSG) and sweeteners. In terms of toxic chemicals, 20,000 new chemicals are being added to the polluted air we breathe each year. It only takes four minutes for these toxic chemicals to enter our entire systems, including dry cleaning chemicals, plastics, BPA, and herbicides used in lawn fertilization.

Stress, in particular, causes cortisol levels in our body to be elevated at the wrong times. Many of us are addicted to coffee to keep up with our fast-paced environments. This causes our adrenal glands to secrete more epinephrine and more cortisol, which produces bursts of energy in a false way—it revs us up to get more work done and accomplish things more quickly faster, but it also suppresses important neurotransmitters (like Gaba) that are used to calm and relax our bodies. Excessive consumption of coffee can be a strong contributing factor to anxiety, sleeplessness and attention-deficit issues as well.

Healing and Sealing the Gut

But we can repair the integrity of the intestinal lining/barrier and nourish the organs of digestion through the consumption of essential minerals and electrolytes; essential fatty acids, which promote the growth of probiotics; and the essential amino acids, which restores our body’s PH (acid-base) levels.

  • Minerals: Magnesium, sodium, lithium, boron, phosphorus, zinc, manganese, molybdenum, chloride; sulfate, chromium, selenium
  • Fatty acids: Omega 3 include EPA & DHA (from fish oils or algae), Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA): flax oil
  • Omega 6: Hemp oil, CBD oil, sunflower; safflower, walnut, borage oil, GLA primrose oil, grapeseed oil, pumpkin seed
  • Omega 9 FA: Olive oil, sesame; hazelnut, avocado, apricot oil—not essential fats
  • Amino Acids: Alanine, arginine, cysteine, glycine, histidine; leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, proline, serine, threonine, tryptophan, tyrosine, valine

Next, we’ll need to tone and strengthen the organs used for digestion, including the stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, small intestine, large intestine and drain the filters and organs of elimination, including the liver, kidneys, bowels, bladder, skin, lymph, blood and lungs.

I’ll walk you through this process and we’ll clean up the congestion and get things moving again. The body is a flow system from our mouths right through the process of elimination. If there’s a blockage in the flow system, everything below it suffers. Like a storm drain, the sticks and leaves must be removed in order for the water to flow.

We’ll also detoxify areas of toxic load in your body, which involves removing toxins locked within the cellular matrix. We’ll start by eliminating the causative factors, including metal, yeast/fungus, pesticides, herbicides, hormones, antibiotics, plastics, parasites and liver flukes, as well as chemical residue caused by cleaning products, and dry cleaning, and bacteria caused by viruses and flu vaccinations.

Typically, I also teach healthy maintenance and seek out ways to repair the areas caused by toxicity, pursuing deeper cellular repair through homeopathy, herbs, nutritional supplements, vitamins, and dietary changes.

Getting Help

Please contact me at DrSevenSky@optimum.net if you’re seeking the kind of health improvements I’ve referenced in this post.

  1. & 2., The Intestine/Immune Connection, Vitabase (2014) Accessed Oct. 28, 2014. http://www.vitabase.com/blog/allergy-immune/intestine-immune-connection.aspx