silhouette of a witch in white on a blue background. Text in white that says Switch Witch is On Her Way. Happy Halloween.

Creating Healthier “Sugar Season” Traditions with the Switch Witch!

silhouette of a witch in white on a blue background. Text in white that says Switch Witch is On Her Way. Happy Halloween.October kicks off what we like to call the dreaded “sugar season” (Halloween through Easter). As children amass bags full of candy and other sweets this holiday season, many parents find themselves torn between letting their kids indulge and worrying about sugar overload. Enter the “Switch Witch” (or the “Candy Fairy”) who offers a sweet solution for families.
Who is the Switch Witch/Candy Fairy?
Much like the Tooth Fairy or Santa Claus, the Switch Witch/Candy Fairy is a mystical figure that visits homes on Halloween night — or any time that large amounts of sugary sweets are accumulated! Children can choose to leave out some or all of their candy for the Switch Witch/Candy Fairy, and by morning, the candy has magically been replaced with a non-food gift like a toy, book, or craft set.
Why Welcome the Switch Witch/Candy Fairy Into Your Home?
  1. Promote Healthier Choices: Reducing sugar intake can lead to healthier children and happier parents.
  2. Accommodate Food Allergies: The Switch Witch/Candy Fairy ensures children with allergies don’t feel left out. They can trade in their allergenic treats for safe and fun gifts.
  3. Teach Moderation: It’s an opportunity for kids to learn about making choices and finding balance.
  4. Protect Those Pearly Whites: Limiting candy can reduce the risk of cavities and other dental issues.
  5. Add Magic to the Celebration: Just as children eagerly await the Tooth Fairy or Santa Claus, they can look forward to a visit from the Switch Witch/Candy Fairy.
Tips for Switch Witch/Candy Fairy Success
  • Involve Your Kids: Discuss the tradition with your kids before Halloween. Let them decide how much candy they’d like to trade.
  • Plan the Gift: Think about what your child would appreciate. Maybe it’s a new book, a small toy, or art supplies.
  • Share the Story: There are several books and stories available about the Switch Witch. Consider reading one to set the stage.
  • Celebrate Creativity: If your child is reluctant about giving up their candy, suggest they write a note or draw a picture for the Switch Witch/Candy Fairy. Engaging their imagination might make the trade more appealing.
In Conclusion
Whether you’re concerned about sugar consumption, dealing with food allergies, or simply looking to introduce  fun new traditions into this “Sugar Season”, the Switch Witch/Candy Fairy might be the perfect addition to your celebrations. It’s a sweet way to keep the magic alive while promoting healthier choices all season long!
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Dr. Nasha Winters talks to an attendee at the Society for Integrative Oncology conference in Banff, Alberta, Canada. She is wearing a yellow blazer, and the window behind her shows the beautiful scenery in Banff.

Dr. Nasha presents poster on metabolic approach at SIO International Conference

Dr. Nasha is in Banff, Alberta, Canada, Sept. 14-16 presenting a poster on the metabolic approach at the Society for Integrative Oncology’s (SIO) 20th International Conference, “Integrative Oncology as Standard of Care: The Time is Now.” 

Dr. Nasha’s poster presentation, titled “Metabolic Oncology: Exploration, Understanding, and Application of this Emerging Field in Whole Patient Oncology Care,” was developed with Dr. Ahmed Elsakka, MTIH Director of Research, and Dr. Deborah Kennedy, one of MTIH’s Terrain practitioners. The poster shows an example of someone who was unable to use standard of care cancer treatment, so instead successfully implemented a comprehensive metabolic approach with favorable outcomes.

For more information about the SIO conference, visit https://www.sioconference.org/.

Poster presentation, titled "Metabolic Oncology: Exploration, Understanding, and Application of this Emerging Field in Whole Patient Oncology Care," developed by Dr. Nasha Winters, Dr. Ahmed Elsakka, and Dr. Deborah Kennedy.

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Dr. Nasha to give keynote on “Tending the Terrain” at Orlando conference

Picture of Nasha Winters promoting her speaking at Collaboration Cures conference in Orlando.Did you know that, in the mouth, the richest zone of microbes live between the teeth & gums. In fact, patients seen by Terrain practitioners are advised to proceed with caution when considering dental work in an active cancering process because it can release potentially pathogenic bacteria into the bloodstream.

But, the microbiome is just one element of the “Terrain Ten,” the foundation of “The Metabolic Approach to Cancer,” and during Dr. Nasha Winters’ keynote on Friday, Sep 08, 2023, from 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM EDT, at Collaboration Cures, she’ll discuss all the Terrain elements and share how we can all be advocates and activists for health creation. You’ll also learn about the Test, Assess, Address™ methodology, which is taught in our practitioner and advocate education programs as a pathway to truly evaluate for, and optimize, health versus simply addressing symptoms.

The Metabolic Terrain Institute of Health will also have a booth where we’ll share information on our Terrain Practitioners and Advocatesresearch efforts, education programs, and plans to build the world’s first non-profit, integrative metabolic oncology medical campus and research institute.

In-Person and Livestream Register

The conference, which is open to the public and practitioners, will take place Sept. 7-9 in Orlando, Fla. There are In-Person registration options and an option to purchase a registration to receive a Live Stream of Keynotes (includes CE), and, MTIH followers can take advantage of a special discount code, CC23MTIH2, which will provide a $200 discount on in person and virtual registrations. Please note, when registering, do not enter the code in the “Enter your promotion code here” field at the beginning of the form, use the Discount Code field at the end of the form. Also, in the field “For this registration, I am” the coupon code will apply to all identification categories except Faculty/Retired/Student.

To register and learn more, click here. And, remember to enter the discount code CC23MTIH2 on the last page of the registration form to receive your $200 discount!

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Bone Broth

Bone Broth: Enhancing Health and Empowering Cancer Recovery

In our pursuit of peak health and vitality, we often seek out health remedies and nutritional options that offer a multitude of benefits. Bone broth is one such powerful tonic, emerging from the age-old tradition of simmering animal bones to create rich and nutritious soups. It boasts a plethora of advantages, including potential capabilities to inhibit cancer metastasis.

Below, we’ll explore the extraordinary health benefits of bone broth and guide you through a straightforward recipe, enabling you to whip up this wholesome brew in your own kitchen.

Health Benefits of Bone Broth

Did you know that amino acids are vital for many health aspects, including our genetic health, DNA synthesis, and methylation? Methylation is an epigenetic process that aids in regulating healthy gene expression. These amino acids play a crucial role in our immune system, and bone broth is an excellent way to incorporate a healthy dose of these into your diet.

When we think about falling sick, one comforting dish that instinctively comes to mind is chicken soup. Among the finest foods to support your immune system is broth derived from the bones of pasture-raised chickens. There’s a valid reason why our mothers and grandmothers instinctively made chicken soup when we were unwell: several elements of bone broth have been discovered to stimulate T cells and B cells! Our bodies require much more than a daily multivitamin for immune system nutrients. The primary source of these nutrients should ideally be from our diet, as it has been for millions of years. For amino acids to function, they need to be present in their entirety, highlighting the significant synergies between vitamins and minerals. Often, they mutually depend on each other to operate.

Taking care of our epigenetics, DNA, and immune system daily is crucial, and the benefits derived from bone broth are immense. Being nutrient-rich, providing adequate hydration, and the gelatin it contains being excellent for our digestive system, broth serves as a warm, comforting, and soothing way to nourish our bodies.

Halting Cancer Metastasis with Glucosamine

Bone broth’s benefits extend beyond joint health. Recent studies have shown that glucosamine, present in bone broth, can act as a toxic agent against certain malignant cell lines, while demonstrating minimal toxicity to healthy tissues. In particular, glucosamine has shown promise in halting metastatic progression in colon, breast, and prostate cancers. By incorporating bone broth into our diet, we can potentially support our body’s natural defense mechanisms and inhibit the spread of cancer cells.

Now that we understand the incredible benefits bone broth can offer, let’s explore a simple recipe to create this nutritious elixir at home:

Bone Broth Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2-2 lbs bones from organic, pasture-raised, grass-fed animal without antibiotics (cow, chicken, turkey, or pig)
  • 1 organic onion, peeled and halved
  • 2 stalks of organic celery, roughly chopped
  • 2-3 cloves of organic garlic
  • 2 tbsp Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Additional herbs to taste (optional)
  • 8 cups filtered water
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. If using raw bones, preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Place the bones on a baking sheet and roast for about 30 minutes until they’re well-browned (optional for added flavor).
  2. In a large stockpot or Dutch oven, place the bones, celery, onion, garlic, herbs, and apple cider vinegar.
  3. Fill the pot with water until the bones and vegetables are fully submerged.
  4. Slowly bring the broth to a boil over medium-high heat. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and let it simmer.
  5. Allow the broth to simmer for at least 12 hours for chicken bones and 24 hours for beef bones. For a more nutrient-dense broth, some individuals prefer simmering for up to 48 hours.
  6. Throughout the simmering process, skim off any foam or impurities that rise to the surface with a spoon or ladle.
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste during the last hour of simmering.
  8. Once the broth reaches your desired intensity of flavor, remove it from heat and let it cool slightly.
  9. Strain the broth through a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth into a large container, discarding the solids.
  10. After the broth has cooled, store it in the refrigerator. After a few hours, the fat will rise to the top and can be skimmed off if desired.
  11. Use the broth as a base for soups, sauces, or enjoy it straight as a health-boosting beverage. It can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week or frozen for up to 3 months.

Bone broth, with its abundance of collagen and other essential nutrients, offers a myriad of health benefits. From supporting joint health and reducing pain to potentially inhibiting cancer metastasis, bone broth is a simple yet powerful addition to any diet. By embracing the wisdom of our ancestors and incorporating bone broth into our meals, we can nourish our bodies, support our overall well-being, and explore the potential for enhanced health through natural means.

Remember, the healing power of bone broth lies in the bones themselves. So, let’s embrace the benefits of bone broth and nourish our bodies from within!

Sources:

The Metabolic Approach to Cancer Book

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MTIH Advocates and Practitioners with Dr. Nasha Winters in Tuscany

Dr. Nasha’s Summer 2023 World Tour

There’s a time-honored saying, “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” This summer, I’ve enthusiastically flipped through the chapters of my own global journey, traversing diverse landscapes, meeting fascinating individuals, and spreading the message of the Metabolic Terrain Institute of Health (MTIH).

This is what my summer has looked like, thus far:

  • PVR to LAX to LHR to ZUR, train to Bergun (Switzerland)
  • Van to Milan, train to Tuscany, van to the castle in the middle of nowhere (or as my friend, Doug says, Now Here) (Italy)
  • Van to Rome, FCO to ATH, ferry to Paros (Greece)
  • PAS to ATH to LTN (UK).
  • LHR to PMI. (Spain)
  • PMI to ORY. (France)
  • CDG to DFW to DRO (USA)
  • Drive to Tucson, AZ USA, drive to San Carlos, Sonora drive to Mazatlan, Sinaloa, and on to La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nayarit– HOME! (Mexico)

Eight countries, under seven weeks, nine illuminating lectures; each destination presented an opportunity for exploration, connection, learning, and above all, a chance to change the world one moment at a time. Our world travel was truly a captivating book of experiences, and each destination and person that we encountered added a unique page to this extraordinary narrative.

Some of the highlights included: 
  • KetoLive with some of the best minds in metabolic health from around the globe, updates in research in the metabolic health space, and another sneak peek of Maggie and Brad’s documentary coming out this fall!
  • Tuscany retreat meet and greet with our EU and UK-based MTIH patient advocates and practitioners—being in the presence of like-minded, soulful, and passionate colleagues determined to change health outcomes for folks dealing with a cancer diagnosis.
  • A week-long strategy session on the island of Paros, Greece which has served as a source of inspiration, self-care, and motivation as well as focused attention for the expansion of our educational programs globally and coordination of strategic partnerships to spread the MTIH mission and vision.
  • Joining the massive IPM community in London presenting as well as hearing from health experts and thought leaders from around the globe.  Standing ovation for the closing keynote with Dr. Zach Bush and an intimate and inspirational dinner with Dr. Bush, Steve, Janet, and myself to discuss the future of MTIH
  • Having a moment to catch a breath and pause in Mallorca, Spain between 3 lectures in London to a final lecture in Paris after jam-packed weeks with no break while exploring potential future retreat sites for our MTIH community.
  • Spending time making beautiful connections and discussions sharing with our ICNM tribe and feeling excited to hear that metabolic health is the focus for all of the conferences, seemingly unrelated, just highlighting that MTIH is positioned to make the biggest contribution to changing the narrative in health care in general and cancer care in particular.
  • Landing back in Durango, back in the usual weekly workflow mingled with family, friends, and farewells as Steve and I continue to pull up more of our roots to make Mexico our full-time home.
  • Back to Mexico and woke up to this peace, calm, sunrise meditation — the stillness after the storm. 

Have you embarked on any adventures this summer? Join us on Facebook and Instagram to follow all things MTIH and keep tabs on my upcoming fall work/travel itinerary spanning the US, Canada, UK, Germany, and Maldives. Here’s to a promising rest of 2023. Continue to thrive!

Yours globally, Dr. Nasha

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Dr. Ahmed Elsakka Joins the Metabolic Terrain Institute of Health

The Metabolic Terrain Institute of Health (MTIH) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Dr. Ahmed Elsakka as the Director of Research, bolstering their team and advancing their vision of revolutionizing cancer care and prevention through cutting-edge research, education, advocacy, community building, and healing.

Dr. Ahmed Elsakka Head Shot
Dr. Ahmed Elsakka

Dr. Elsakka is an esteemed Metabolic Therapies Specialist, Clinician, and Scientist with profound expertise in various research fields, including neurometabolism, ozone therapy, regenerative medicine, photodynamic therapy, sonodynamic therapy, methionine metabolism, ferroptosis, tissue healing, and metabolic management of cancer. Previously serving as the Senior Researcher and Medical Director of The Egyptian Foundation for Research and Community Development, Dr. Elsakka brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to MTIH.

After completing his medical education at the prestigious Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt, and a rigorous 5-year neurosurgery residency, Dr. Elsakka pursued further studies in neuro-metabolism at John Hopkins University in the United States. His deep exploration into cellular energetics, particularly the impact of a ketogenic diet on cancer cell metabolism, piqued his interest in cancer research at submolecular levels. Notably, he also collaborated with Professor Thomas Seyfried, a global leader in Cancer Metabolism study, and they co-authored multiple scientific papers together during his time at Boston College.

Continuing his quest for knowledge, Dr. Elsakka obtained post-graduate diplomas in clinical applied biochemistry from Harvard Medical School, epigenetics and gene expression from Melbourne University in Australia, and clinical nutrition and metabolism from the National Nutritional Institute in Cairo, Egypt. He is associated with prominent organizations, including the Global Society of Metabolic Therapy (co-founder), the Global Leadership Panel at Fight Cancer Global, the Egyptian Functional Medicine Association, and the Egyptian Medical Society for Ozone Therapy and Complementary Medicine. Moreover, his expertise extends to drug delivery systems, nanotechnology, and phytochemical extraction, having collaborated with a compounding pharmaceutical company in Brazil to conduct workshops and train their team.

Dr. Elsakka’s profound knowledge and extensive experience in clinical metabolism, cancer metabolism, and clinical applied biochemistry make him an invaluable asset to the MTIH team. He is enthusiastic about contributing his expertise to support the institute’s development of groundbreaking approaches for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer and other complex metabolic diseases.

“I am thrilled to be a part of the Metabolic Terrain Institute of Health,” said Dr. Elsakka. “It is an honor to collaborate with such a dedicated and forward-thinking team. Together, we will translate laboratory discoveries into clinical practice, paving the way for safe and effective therapeutic paradigms that will benefit the medical community and beyond.”

Nasha Winters, ND, FABNO, Executive Director, and Co-founder of the Metabolic Terrain Institute of Health, expressed her excitement about Dr. Elsakka joining the team.

“We are honored to welcome Dr. Ahmed Elsakka to MTIH,” Dr. Winters said. “His vast knowledge and experiences in clinical metabolism and cancer research will undoubtedly contribute to our mission of treating the root cause and symptoms of each person’s unique cancer process. Dr. Elsakka’s expertise will help us develop groundbreaking approaches that will revolutionize cancer treatment.”

About the Metabolic Terrain Institute of Health

The mission of the Metabolic Terrain Institute of Health (MTIH) is to restore health for people with cancer through Research, Education, Advocacy, Community, and Healing (REACH), and we are revolutionizing healthcare by utilizing a metabolic approach to treat cancer and other complex metabolic diseases. Guided by Dr. Nasha Winters’ pioneering “Test, Assess and Address ™” methodology, we prioritize comprehensive testing and assessment to gain deep insights into the metabolic terrain of each patient. This allows us to tailor targeted interventions that directly address the underlying factors contributing to disease progression. 

Through our education programs, we are empowering healthcare professionals, patients, and communities with a deep understanding of metabolic processes; through our patient grant programs, we are working to ensure equitable access to resources for cancer patients; and through community, collaboration and interdisciplinary research, we are driving advancements in metabolic therapies, catalyzing positive change in cancer care and healthcare. Our vision is a future where personalized metabolic approaches will be the standard of care – transforming lives, and offering hope and healing on the path to wellness. For more information, visit mtih.org or email info@mtih.org.

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Dr. Nasha Winters to speak at the Symposium for Metabolic Health/Low Carb USA

Dr. Nasha to Present on Light, Metabolic Health & Cancer at San Diego Symposium

Dr. Nasha Winters to speak at the Symposium for Metabolic Health/Low Carb USAThe Metabolic Terrain Institute of Health (MTIH) is thrilled to announce that Dr. Nasha Winters, ND, FABNO, renowned author, researcher, and expert in integrative cancer care, will be a distinguished speaker at the 8th Annual Symposium for Metabolic Health (SMH).

The conference, which is open to the public and practitioners, will take place from August 17-20, 2023, in San Diego, and there are In-Person and Livestream registration options available. And, MTIH followers can take advantage of a special discount code, DrNasha, which will provide a 20% discount on tickets, low-carb meals, and optional CME credits for all attendees. To register, click here.

About Dr. Nasha’s Presentation

With her extensive knowledge and experience in integrative cancer care and metabolic health, Dr. Nasha has been a sought-after presenter at Low Carb USA events, and this year’s SMH Symposium will feature a dedicated session exploring the connection between cancer and metabolic disease. Dr. Nasha will be among the esteemed presenters in this session, focusing on the interplay between light, metabolic health, and cancer. Her presentation will shed light on the vital role of factors such as circadian rhythms, screen-based blue light, sleep patterns, and more.

“We often overlook key drivers of metabolic health or disease, and light is at the top of that list,” Dr. Nasha said. “In our discussion, we will explore how humans, as light sensing beings, can shape our health through exposure to different wavelengths of light.”

Dr. Nasha will highlight the significant societal shift towards an indoor lifestyle, characterized by minimal time spent outdoors and excessive screen time, and the profound impact of these changes on our mitochondrial health, which can lead to a range of conditions, especially in the context of cancer.

Expressing concern about the escalating rates of metabolic disease and obesity, Dr. Nasha emphasizes the urgent need for action.

“We need to make our message and our approaches crystal clear in order to outpace the misinformation that exists,” Dr. Nasha said. “And we really need to give patients the ability to assess their own metabolic health, and to take charge of themselves and recognize they’re far more powerful than they’ve been led to believe. Ultimately, we have to change everything, from our food supply to our education to our medical system to our insurance system.”

The 8th Annual Symposium for Metabolic Health will take place from August 17-20, 2023, in San Diego, and all followers of MTIH can take advantage of a special 20% discount on tickets, low-carb meals, and optional CME credits by using the code “DrNasha” during registration. For more information, and to register, click here.

About Dr. Nasha Winters, ND, FABNO:

As a global healthcare authority and best-selling author, Dr. Nasha Winters, ND, FABNO, has dedicated her career to integrative cancer care, consulting with physicians worldwide and educating professionals on the clinical use of metabolic therapy. She has developed comprehensive educational programs for healthcare institutions and the public, promoting the integration of vetted integrative therapies in cancer care to enhance treatment outcomes.

Dr. Nasha’s personal journey with cancer over the past 32 years has transformed into a mission to support others facing similar challenges. Through her influential books, “The Metabolic Approach to Cancer” and “Mistletoe and the Emerging Future of Integrative Oncology,” she has empowered individuals seeking prevention and ongoing treatment options for cancer.

About the Metabolic Terrain Institute of Health:

The Metabolic Terrain Institute of Health (MTIH) is revolutionizing healthcare by utilizing a metabolic approach to treat cancer and other complex metabolic diseases. Guided by Dr. Nasha Winters’ pioneering “Test, Assess, Address – Never Guess™” methodology, we prioritize comprehensive testing and assessment to gain deep insights into the metabolic terrain of each patient. This allows us to tailor targeted interventions that directly address the underlying factors contributing to disease progression. 

Through our education programs, we are empowering healthcare professionals, patients, and communities with a deep understanding of metabolic processes; through our patient grant programs, we are working to ensure equitable access to resources for cancer patients; and through collaboration and interdisciplinary research, we are driving advancements in metabolic therapies, catalyzing positive change in cancer care and healthcare. Our vision is a future where personalized metabolic approaches will be the standard of care – transforming lives, and offering hope and healing on the path to wellness. For more information about the Metabolic Terrain Institute of Health, visit mtih.org or email info@mtih.org.

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The Trifecta

 

Episode #39: The Trifecta with Dr. Nasha Winters, ND, FABNO

source link:
https://realhealthpodcast.org/2022/08/the-trifecta-with-dr-nasha-winters-nd-fabno/

Disclaimer: The information contained on the Real Health Podcast and the resources mentioned are for educational purposes only. They are not intended as and shall not be understood or construed as medical or health advice. The information contained on this podcast is not a substitute for medical or health advice from a professional who is aware of the facts and circumstances of your individual situation. Information provided by hosts and guests on the Real Health Podcast or the use of any products or services mentioned does not create a practitioner patient relationship between you and any persons affiliated with this podcast.

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Now Accepting Cryptocurrency Donations!

MTIH is excited to announce we are now accepting Cryptocurrency donations. Donating cryptocurrency is a non-taxable event, meaning you do not owe capital gains tax on the appreciated amount and can deduct it on your taxes. This makes Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrency donations one of the most tax efficient ways to support the MTIH mission:

  • Fund a Patient – Funding a patient will help to bring light to their cancer journey.
  • Fund a Practitioner – We need more practitioners who understand how to treat patients with the Terrain Based Approach.
  • Fund an Advocate – A cancer diagnosis is overwhelming and there is nothing more powerful than having an advocate who can walk you through the journey.
  • Fund the Mission – Your unrestricted donation will support the greatest needs of the organization for achieving our program goals and fulfilling the vision.

DONATE CRYPTO HERE

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