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Healthy Choices Herald

May 2010

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In this Edition:

Food For Thought

Heal Cavities in Kids – by: Dr. Bruce West

Appendicitis: Lessons from a Mexican Surgery- by: Dr. Bruce West

Why Natural Birth is Best – By Kathy Voigtsberger

Training Class – BodyTalk Access


Food for Thought…

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. ” – Dr. Seuss


Health Alert

Heal Cavities in Kids

by Dr. Bruce West

I know for sure that adults can tighten loose teeth with live bone supplements and exercise. I’ve done this hundreds of times with patients, using Bio-Dent from Standard Process (12 daily) plus three to four days a week of exercise. But can you heal holes (cavities) in your kids’ teeth with the same product? For some kids, the answer is yes.

Teeth are living tissue-just ask your dentist. And the support for living boney tissue, such as your skeleton and teeth, is raw, biologically active (with active enzymes) bone powder. This bone powder is made from the ground spine and ribs of veal. The powder is then dried in a sigmoid dryer with the addition of defatted wheat germ to absorb the grease but leaves the marrow nutrition intact. The end result is Calcifood Powder, which makes up the bulk of product Bio-Dent. Bio-Dent is cold-processed, biologically active, raw bone with calcium, manganese, vitamin B12, phosphorus, and more-perfect for building strong bones and teeth. It is the only live-bone product I have ever found.

Over the years we have noticed that a daily supply of Bio-Dent can actually heal and seal up holes in children’s teeth. It often happens quickly-within a few weeks. We have many reports from parents who have experienced the same thing with their children. It all proves that teeth are indeed living tissue, capable of healing.

We also see that standard bone meal is useless, with nothing digestible left in it after manufacturing. The manufacturers of standard bone meal take bones, boil them for two to three weeks to remove anything soluble, then dry the remaining juice and sell it as gelatin. The bones that are left are ground up into powder and sold as bone meal. But there is nothing soluble or of any nutritional value left in the bones. The powder is difficult or impossible to digest. And it generally fails even as a fertilizer.

So if you want to build strong bones, think Calcifood. If you want to build strong teeth-and even try to heal teeth-think Bio-Dent. Try having kids chew up 6-12 Bio-Dent daily for a month or two to see if a cavity heals. If the kids can’t chew them, grind them into a powder. Just as we can often tighten loose teeth in adults you can often heal cavities in your kids or grandkids by using Bio-Dent.

If your children have active cavities with bacteria digging holes in their teeth, you may need to add Congaplex (3-4 daily, or 3-6 chewable for the little kids and tots). Congaplex is calcium lactate, a thymus gland extract, and vitamins A, C, and bioflavonoids. This combination is capable of bolstering the immune system so that your kids can fight bacterial infiltration in their teeth. When combined with Bio-Dent, it is the strongest teeth-healing nutrition available.

Naturally Bio-Dent is the product of choice to help your children grow up with strong teeth and prevent cavities. Preventing cavities-what a concept!

For information on the supplements referenced above, contact us.



by: Bruce West

A couple of years ago my wife (a surgical nurse) came down with appendicitis-in a very remote area of Mexico! We had to get to a clinic quickly, and drove for several hours to the nearest town. We cautiously checked into a clinic, signing one single, short, simple form. We went through diagnostics, including ultra sound. After hours of agonizing over just what to do, we knew that the appendix had to come out.

The surgeon was first-rate. He was assisted by another surgeon. And the anesthesiologist was “the best I had ever seen,” according to my wife-who has worked with dozens. In 25 minutes the surgery was over, the appendix was out, and my wife was resting comfortably. Literally 75% of the things necessary in an American surgery were not necessary in Mexico-simply because they are redundant, overkill procedures, often needed only to protect the surgeon or hospital from lawsuits.

After the surgery there were no empty private rooms, so the friendly folks at the clinic simply rolled out a surgery bed for me to sleep on-right next to my wife in recovery. The next day we were on our way. But not before paying the bill, which was one-eighth the cost of the same surgery in the United States.

Now my wife has barely a scar-attesting to the skills of the surgeon. And even though we speak Spanish, the people at the clinic were all fluent in English. We made the right decision, and perhaps we were lucky. But examination of the entire procedure clearly shows just how and why the American health care system and Medicare are broke.

Our whole system, especially hospitalization and surgery, is glutted, bloated, and loaded down with unnecessary procedures, drugs, and paperwork. I signed one short form in Mexico! When we left, I gave them a credit card and the whole thing was history. The skill level was the same as in the U.S. The equipment was top notch. But everything was just more simple, more real, and more caring and friendly.

I don’t know the answer for our broken health care system. Obviously, I have lots of strong opinions. But our experience in Mexico shined a bright light on some of the things that are wrong with our super high-tech, overly defensive, and grossly complicated world of hospital surgery.


Why Natural Birth is Best

by: Kathy Voigtsberger, CD(DONA), AAHCC, Certified Birth Doula and Bradley Method® Educator

My birthing philosophy is basically that most of the time, birth takes place when the baby is ready to be born. God created our bodies especially to birth and he did not leave one detail out. The baby gives the signal through the release of hormones which triggers the mother to start labor. Waiting patiently for this to happen is the best way to have a baby born without medical interference.

Labor is manageable through relaxation. This requires calm support from someone trained in labor support and concentration on the mother’s part. Remaining relaxed, allows your body to do what it was designed to do to get the baby out safely. When you need medical help, you are glad it is available. Walking, changing positions, massage, a bath or shower, counter-pressure, acupressure, and soft music are all ways that you can deal with labor more comfortably.

One important point to consider: When you are pregnant, the doctor does not even like for you to take Tylenol very often. Why in labor do they often want to give you drugs that they would never consider safe for you to take during pregnancy? Clearly, there is a reason why you do not take drugs during pregnancy–it is not safe for the baby! During labor, the baby is also safer without any drugs. Their little body is usually 20 times smaller than yours. If you are dosed with the drug according to MOTHER’S body weight, the baby is getting MUCH more than his body should have. Babies born where the mother has not had any drugs are much more alert than those who have had drugs. They breastfeed more easily which helps prevent jaundice and gets them off to a good start in life.

Having a doula to support you and your husband emotionally and physically is helpful to achieve a natural, drug-free labor. Please remember, a doula will not provide a pain-free labor. She will help provide the comfort you need to make labor manageable.

Before you go into labor, we will meet to go over comfort measures and some exercises you can practice before labor, along with nutritional advice. This appointment will last several hours. I am also available to help you by phone and email any time. I will also accompany you to an appointment with your care provider when you present your birth plan.

As soon as you know you are in labor and need help, I will come to your home to help you through contractions before it is time to go to the hospital. While at the hospital or other birth place, I will remain with you throughout labor, no matter how long it takes to have your baby. I will remain with you to help with breastfeeding after your birth.

There are many ways a doula will help you to be supported before and during and after labor that will help you remember this life – changing experience in a positive way your whole life. You will indeed remember this experience for the rest of your life–my goal as your doula is to make it the best memory possible. The name of my practice is “Whole Heart Birth Experience.” I work with you with my whole heart to serve each and every client.

Women who hire a doula report greater satisfaction with their birth experience and feel closer to their baby when a doula is present. Also, studies show that women who have a doula report shorter labors, fewer complications, babies are healthier and they breastfeed more easily.

Information taken in part from and


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