Hospital and Cardiologist Changing Lives...with Plants!

Prior to receiving dual hip replacements I experienced heart and liver failure. My medical mystery tour began with an unexplained case of jaundice, leading me to significantly change my diet in order to recover and regain my health. Adopting a whole food plant-based oil free meal plan has changed my life for the better. Food is powerful medicine. Physicians and hospitals are recognizing the power of plant-based meals, check out this video to learn more.

Be Well and Dine Well! ~Tiffany

Prevent and HEAL Degenerative Arthritis...

Arthritis has been part of my life for years. Many family members, friends, and clients also live with one or more forms of arthritis. I had mistakenly believed that this condition was only a sign of age, wear and tear, and was inevitable. Those beliefs are incorrect, though once effected, arthritis is manageable as I share in my resource guide. Dr. John McDougall recently posted his April 2004 article discussing high cases of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis here in the West. He notes that a number of dietary factors damage joint health:

  • Malnourishment from a Western diet. Minerals and nutrients are absent in overly processed food…especially fast food - without these nutrients, bones and joints are not strong enough to maintain good health.

  • After eating a fatty meal the blood stream is clogged and circulation slows. Joints rely on circulation to obtain nutrients and to cleanse waste. If a drainpipe is full of debris a sink is slow to drain, right? Same concept…unclog the arteries and the system flows freely.

  • Excess weight wreaks havoc on joints. After my hip replacements my surgeon urged me to stay lean to protect my new joints. An extra five pounds of weight places twenty-five pounds of pressure on a joint. Have you ever seen tree branches sagging from the weight of winter snow? With enough pressure the branch will break. When carrying excess weight your body is not designed to hold, the strain and pressure on your joints is similar. Hips, knees, and ankles are especially overburdened with extra weight. Collapsed ankles, swelling, and failed joints leading to replacement are the result. Lose the weight and relieve the burden on your joints.

My osteoarthritis is the result of poor dietary choices. I have no doubt that my condition was self-inflicted after years of drinking soda, eating fatty foods, and following high protein diets. Shifting to a whole food plant-based oil free diet has been miraculous for me. As published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a healthy lifestyle reduces inflammation, reduces pain, and can prevent further damage from arthritis. To read Dr. McDougall’s article about preventing and treating degenerative arthritis in it’s entirety, click here.

Be Well! ~Tiffany Anderson, LMT, RMT, BS, CHES, Author, Butternut to Bionic - A Resource Guide for Hip Replacement Surgery

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Joint Replacement? Resource and Recovery Guide Here!

Receiving artificial joints is a life-changing procedure. If you or a loved one are facing hip replacement surgery, you may feel overwhelmed, unsure of what to expect, and have plenty of questions. Butternut to Bionic is author Tiffany Anderson’s personal experience of recovery from serious illness leading to dual hip replacement. This valuable resource guide was nominated for both the 2018 AARP Purpose Prize and 2018 Health Literacy Award. The author draws on her 20 years of professional experience in the field of health and has written the book from the patient’s perspective. She shares guidance, support, and encouragement—preparing you to face the challenge of hip replacement surgery.

Step-by-step, the author helps you understand your medical team, better prepare for surgery, and improve and accelerate your recovery time. Personal anecdotes, candid observations, and private details add to the unique approach of this guide that hip replacement recipients will find reassuring and beneficial. Each chapter offers a variety of resources, suggestions, and checklists to help you achieve a successful outcome and return to a high quality of life. Hip replacement recipients, family members, caregivers, and healthcare providers will find this book intriguing, insightful, and useful. Both electronic and print copies are available on Amazon.

Read more about the author, her companion health and wellness website, and weekly wellness blog.

Be Well! ~ The Anderson Therapeutics Team

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Accelerated Healing With Cell Salts...

Both my Naturopath, Dr. Leslie Peterson, and homeopath, David R. Card, stressed the importance cell salts for better health. According to Card, “Cell salts, also known as tissue salts, exist in every human body. They are the inorganic biochemical elements found in the blood and tissue. They are the builders and the catalysts for many processes, including assimilation and detoxification.” Cell salts were a crucial part of my recovery after each of my hip replacement surgeries. In my resource guide I describe the supplemental support I used (pg 36) post surgery as prescribed by my physician. This support included the homeopathic Hyland’s Bioplasma cell salts to stimulate my body’s natural healing mechanisms and to satisfy any mineral imbalances.

There are a number of cell salt combinations you can put together to support the specific needs of your body. These salts provide tools the body needs for healing. An easy to read introduction to cell salts has been written by David R. Card, homeopath and nutritionist. Check out the pocket guide, 12 Essential Minerals for Cellular Health, to learn more about both the internal and external therapeutic uses of cell salts.

Be Well! ~Tiffany

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Soothe with EFT...

EFT, or Emotional Freedom Technique, is one method that I highly recommend for emotional support and overall well-being. EFT is an alternative treatment for physical pain and emotional distress. This technique is also referred to as ‘tapping’ or psychological acupressure. I have found this technique to be very useful to relieve stress, calm anxiety, and reduce pain. The videos and work of Brad Yates are my chosen resource. Check out the link below to learn more.

Be Well! ~Tiffany