Monday, November 20, 2006

Sanoviv Virtual Tour Video

This is a virtual tour of the fabulous Sanoviv facility.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Sanoviv Introduces Personalized Genetic Testing For Your Health

Now, you can identify individual potential risk for certain diseases, and get accurate reports on how to reduce or eliminate the occurrence of disease later in life.

Watch Dr. Alberto Pena present a 15 minute oerview on Sanoviv's new genetic testing program. To learn more, contact us today or call Sanoviv Medical Institute at 800-726-6848, 801-954-7600 or 01-661-614-9200 from Mexico.

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Genetic Knowledge Is Freedom of Choice

The recent completion of the Human Genome Project has made possible a simple genetic test that can actually reveal an individual's potential susceptibility to specific diseases, making advance risk reporting possible. This highly accurate genetic diagnostic testing can clearly pinpoint health risks which previously would have been lurking out-of-sight. With this new information, you and your physician can make smarter decisions about your health care so you can avoid the health conditions you may encounter otherwise. Ask about getting your own personalized report. Then you can travel down life's road more relaxed, and more confident of better health.

SNPs, You & Disease

You probably already know you're not perfect. Well, neither are your genes. Within your genetic makeup, there are slight "variations" called Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (commonly called SNPs, pronounced "snips").

Although they don't cause disease, SNPs are associated with almost every human disease. The "expression" of one's genes into an actual disease isn't inevitable, as many people think. The genetic variations which make a person particularly susceptible to a specific type of disease most often do so when exposed to certain, often modifiable factors, such as your environment, diet and lifestyle.

Genes Don't Equal "Fate"

Genes have jobs to do. Simply put, it isn't the "fate" of any of your genes (even your SNPs) to express themselves as a disease. Your SNPs need all the help they can get, first by being identified, and then by having their environment modified.

That's where comes in. By taking a simple test, it can inform you and your physician of the specific SNPs you have, making it possible to plan a way "around" your potential risk. Since it takes your genes and their "environment" to trigger most disease, you can easily take your personalized "alternate route" to avoid the risks, and enjoy a healthier journey in life.

Generally Who Should Have This Test?

When conditions "run in families" they often have a genetic component. This test can show what specific genetic factors might pose a potential problem for You.

If you learn you have a modifiable genetic variation, Your Family Members can also be tested to see whether they have it. The sooner it's known, the sooner you and/or they can begin changing course toward a healthier future.

Its Never Too Late to learn about risks over the horizon. Just knowing why you're experiencing a problem can reduce your stress.

What Genetic "Traffic Reports" Are Available?

Current Tests:

  • CardioGenomicIdentifies genetic risk for cholesterol imbalance, hypertension, cardiovascular disease.

  • OsteoGenomicIdentifies genetic risk for rapid bone loss and hormone dysfunction

  • ImmunoGenomicIdentifies genetic risk for arthritis, asthma and allergies

  • DetoxiGenomicIdentifies genetic risk for chemical sensitivities and oxidative stress

For more information, contact us today or call Sanoviv Medical Institute at 800-726-6848, 801-954-7600 or 01-661-614-9200 from Mexico.

Friday, May 27, 2005

Is There Poison In Your Mouth? Mercury-Free Dentistry at Sanoviv Medical Institute

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100 Million Americans have it in their bodies, right now, wreaking havoc in every cell.

72 tons of it is placed directly in the mouths of North Americans every year.

It can contribute to major chronic degenerative diseases including heart disease, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, kidney disease, autism, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neurological diseases, just to name a few.





Is it in your mouth? It might have been put there innocently by a well-intentioned dentist many years ago. But now, more and more research is showing that this toxic substance may be causing untold damage to your entire body. And the only way to eliminate the risk is to eliminate the substance, safely and thoroughly.


The substance is Mercury. Mercury is the most toxic, non-radioactive heavy metal on the planet, more toxic than lead. According to the World Health Organization, or W.H.O, there is no known safe level of mercury for humans. Even the tiniest amount of mercury entering the body can inflict widespread damage to cells, tissues and organs.

While mercury can enter our bodies through many environmental avenues, W.H.O. data shows that mercury released from amalgam fillings is, by far, the primary source of exposure. In fact, W.H.O. estimates that exposure from amalgams is 6 to 7 times greater than exposure from fish or other food sources and 400 to 500 times the level of exposure from the environment.






“The controversy regarding amalgam fillings has been raging for over 100 years. Yet one thing is clear: the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have both declared the mercury in amalgam fillings as a toxic, dangerous substance that should not be touched or released into the environment. OSHA requires that dental amalgam materials be stored in unbreakable, hazardous waste containers, away from heat and no one should handle amalgam material without protection.

If OSHA has determined that the mercury released from amalgam is so dangerous that it can’t be touched, then why in heaven’s name are we putting this stuff in our mouths?”

-- Dr. Myron Wentz, Founder of Sanoviv Medical Institute and author of "Mouthful of Poison"


Mercury’s most profound damage is inflicted upon the central nervous system, the tissues in the brain and spinal chord. We now know that mercury from amalgam/silver fillings can contribute to many health problems. Most frightening perhaps is the fact that mercury can pass through the placenta of a pregnant woman and infiltrate the fetus’ central nervous system. Mercury from amalgam fillings can also be passed to a nursing newborn in the mother’s breast milk.




At Sanoviv’s state-of-the-art Oral HealthCare Center, we understand the important relationship between oral health and overall health. We also understand that neglecting these dental health problems may jeopardize the successful treatment of other, more serious diseases.

Because of our commitment to whole body health and healing, we offer a unique Mercury Detoxification Program.

This exceptional program is available for anyone wishing to have his or her dental care performed at Sanoviv’s mercury-free holistic dental center.






Because of Mercury’s extreme toxicity, it is not enough just to have your mercury/amalgam filings removed and replaced. While it is possible to remove amalgam fillings and replace them with safe, non-toxic alternatives, removal must be done using a rigorous protocol to eliminate potential mercury exposure.

The best approach to removing and replacing these toxic fillings will be designed specifically for you. If necessary, additional tests will be recommended to help determine whether mercury has accumulated in your body. If needed, we will also provide you with a scientifically designed Mercury Detoxification Program. This program may include “chelation therapy” – an intravenous procedure that will help flush the body of mercury. It may also include anti-oxidant supplements, antihomotoxic medicine, colonic hydrotherapy and lymphatic drainage massage after every amalgam removal.






These procedures will provide the best opportunity for your body to rid itself of mercury that has accumulated in your tissues and organs. Numerous in-depth studies have shown that individuals who have had their amalgam fillings removed can have marked improvement in their health over a series of weeks and months.


Researchers from the Dental Amalgam Mercury Syndrome Group have compiled the findings of 60,000 cases of amalgam replacement, providing clear evidence of cure or significant improvement of a wide range of conditions ranging from Alzheimer’s disease to infertility.






 This book is a must if you're aware of the health hazards of mercury-amalgam fillings and want to remove the fillings from your teeth and the mercury that has accumulated in your body“I feel passionately that people need to know about the hazardous effects of mercury from amalgam fillings and what they can do about it. So passionately that I’ve written and published a book, “A Mouth Full of Poison", in which I explain why mercury in your mouth is so terribly damaging.

I urge you to take advantage of Sanoviv’s unique Oral Health Programs. We offer the most advanced amalgam removal and detoxification programs available today. Maximize your chances for a long and healthy life.

Call Sanoviv today and learn how you can get the poison out of your mouth and out of your body.”






To find out how Sanoviv can improve your health or the life of someone you care about, visit us on the web at www.Sanoviv.com or call us today at 800-726-6848 or 801-954-7600.

Friday, May 13, 2005

Sanoviv Treats Parkinson's Disease, Diagnoses Parkinson's Disease Symptoms and Provides Parkinson's Disease Treatments

According to the US National Parkinson's Foundation, each patient spends an average of $2,500 a year for medications. The total cost is estimated to exceed $5.6 billion annually. About 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson's disease each year, with more than half a million Americans affected at any time.

Sanoviv excels at finding the root cause of Parkinson's disease symptoms and at treating auto-immune and chronic degenerative diseases. Our “whole body,” nutrition-based approach and advanced medical treatments allow us to view each patient as a whole person rather than just a series of symptoms and diseases.

Visit the Sanoviv alternative health care web site to read a Parkinson’s Disease Sanoviv Case Study.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Putting the “Care” Back in Health Care

The Doctors’ Prescription for Healthy Living / Volume 9, Number 4


by Jeanne Ringe

Reprinted with Permission



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The FDA’s decision to keep Vioxx® and Celebrex® on the market was applauded by many who are dependent on these drugs. For patients with fibromyalgia, arthritis and other inflammatory diseases, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are lifesavers—but at what cost?

There is no question they provide much-needed relief from the agony of living with chronic pain, but the relief lasts only until it’s time for the next pill. Long-term use can alleviate pain, but it can also create plenty of collateral damage in the body.


CASE STUDY—NSAIDs’ TOXICITY

Dr. Alberto Peña of Sanoviv Medical Institute, an integrative medicine hospital just south of San Diego, says he has seen plenty of evidence of NSAIDs’ toxicity.

Earlier this year, doctors at Sanoviv were concerned about high levels of proteins in the urine of a fibromyalgia patient, a clear indication of kidney trouble. She presented with chronic pain, exhaustion and swelling in her legs. After the Complete Health Assessment, Sanoviv’s threeday intensive functional and diagnostic testing, a team evaluated her medical condition, and prescribed a course of treatment that improved her condition and got her off the NSAIDs. What had they found? The NSAIDs had actually caused more problems for her than they had solved. Once she went off them and improved her diet, her kidney problems and edema disappeared, and the 31-year-old went home healthier, happier and pain-free.

Dr. Peña says he is seeing more and more young patients with chronic inflammatory diseases. He attributes it to poor diet, stress and overuse of NSAIDs. “If you eat tons of bread, soda, and animal fat, then take NSAIDs, your body will lose its ability to produce its own anti-inflammatory prostaglandins,” Peña says. But easing people off NSAIDs is not the complete answer. “You have to address the fundamentals of the case—what may really be the cause of the disease,” he adds.


THE SANOVIV SOLUTION

Sanoviv offers its patients (or “guests”) a healthy alternative to dependency on drugs like Vioxx, Celebrex, and other pain relievers.

Each guest is assigned a doctor, a dentist and a psychologist. Together, they monitor progress and make adjustments to the treatment plan. This holistic approach to caring for patients is at the core of the Sanoviv philosophy: to treat the person as an individual, with a genetic, an environmental, and a physical life story.

In addition to complementary medical treatments, plus a healthful (and as this reporter can attest, delicious) diet, the program includes gentle exercise, cleansing (colon hydrotherapy), massage and other therapeutic bodywork, and classes on nutrition, wellness and stress management. For $100 additional per day, a companion can share the room, meals and classes.

The beautiful oceanfront rooms, with nontoxic furnishings and organic cotton linens, ultra-purified water in all the taps, and professional, friendly staff and doctors, make Sanoviv a shining example of what good medical care can and should be in the twenty-first century.

Friday, March 25, 2005

Mouth Full of Poison - The Truth about Mercury Amalgam Fillings

At Sanoviv’s state-of-the-art Oral HealthCare Center, we understand the important relationship between oral health and overall health. We also understand that neglecting these dental health problems may jeopardize the successful treatment of other, more serious diseases. Because of our commitment to whole body health and healing, we offer a unique Mercury Detoxification Program. This exceptional program is available for anyone wishing to have his or her dental care performed at Sanoviv’s mercury-free holistic dental center.

Millions of people worldwide have it right in their bodies, reeking havoc in every cell. 72 tons of it is placed directly in the mouths of North Americans each year.

It can contribute to major chronic degenerative diseases including heart disease, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, autism, chronic fatigue syndrome, kidney disease, and other neurological diseases, just to name a few.

Is it in your mouth? It might have been put there innocently by a well-intentioned dentist many years ago. But now, more and more research is showing that this toxic substance may be causing untold damage to your entire system. And the only way to eliminate the risk is to eliminate the substance from your body, safely and thoroughly.

The substance is Mercury. Mercury is the most toxic, non-radioactive heavy metal on the planet. According to the World Health Organization, or W.H.O, there is no known safe level of mercury for humans. The tiniest amount of mercury entering the body can inflict widespread damage to cells, tissues and organs.

While mercury can enter our bodies through many environmental avenues, the W.H.O. data shows that mercury released from amalgam fillings is, by far, the primary source of exposure. In fact, the W.H.O. estimates that exposure from amalgams is 6 to 7 times greater than exposure from fish or other food sources and 400 to 500 times the level of exposure from the environment.

“The controversy regarding amalgam fillings has been raging for over 100 years. Yet one thing is clear: the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have both declared the mercury in amalgam fillings as a toxic, dangerous substance, that should not be touched or released into the environment. OSHA requires that dental amalgam materials be stored in unbreakable, hazardous waste containers, away from heat and no one should handle amalgam material without protection.

If OSHA has determined that the mercury release from amalgam is so dangerous that it can’t be touched, then why in heaven’s name are we putting this stuff in our mouths?” Wentz quote Mercury’s most profound health damage is inflicted upon the central nervous system, the tissues in the brain and spinal chord. We now know that mercury from amalgam/silver fillings can contribute to many health problems. Most frightening perhaps is that mercury can pass through the placenta of a pregnant woman and infiltrate the fetus’ central nervous system. Mercury from amalgam fillings can also pass from breast milk to a nursing newborn. While it is possible to remove amalgam fillings and replace them with a safe, non-toxic composite, removal must be done using a rigorous protocol in order to eliminate potential mercury exposure when taking out the fillings.

At Sanoviv’s state-of-the-art Oral HealthCare Center, we understand the important relationship between oral health and overall health. We also understand that neglecting these dental health problems may jeopardize the successful treatment of other, more serious diseases. Because of our commitment to whole body health and healing, we offer a unique Mercury Detoxification Program. This exceptional program is available for anyone wishing to have his or her dental care performed at Sanoviv’s mercury-free holistic dental center.

Because of Mercury’s extreme toxicity it will not be enough just to have your mercury/amalgam filings removed and replaced. In order to ensure that you have done everything possible to eliminate mercury as a health issue, Sanoviv’s protocol involves doing much more than just removing the source of the problem.

When you choose to have your amalgams removed, you will be examined for amalgam fillings and tested for harmful mercury vapor using our high-tech mercury vapor analyzer. If necessary, additional tests will be recommended to help determine whether mercury has accumulated in your body. A treatment plan will be developed to determine the best approach to removing and replacing these toxic fillings. We will also provide you with a scientifically designed Mercury Detoxification Program. This program may include “chelation therapy” – an intravenous therapy that will help flush the body of mercury. It may also include anti-oxidant supplements, antihomotoxic medicine, colonic hydrotherapy and lymphatic drainage massage after every amalgam removal treatment.

These processes provide the best opportunity for your body to rid itself of mercury that has accumulated in your tissues and organs. In depth studies show that individuals who have had their amalgam fillings removed report marked improvement in their health over a series of weeks and months.

“I feel passionately about letting people know about the hazardous effects of mercury from amalgam fillings. So passionately that I’ve written and published a book titled “A Mouth Full of Poison”. In it, I scientifically document why mercury in your mouth is so terribly toxic. I urge you to take advantage of Sanoviv’s unique Oral Health Program. We offer the most advanced amalgam removal and detoxification program available today. Maximize your chances for a long and healthy life. Talk to our admissions department and learn how you can get the poison out of your mouth – Today.”

For more information about Sanoviv's mercury-free dental programs or detoxification solutions, visit our web site or contact us today.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Sanoviv Alternative Health Care Medical Institute Recommended by Dr. Christiane Northrup

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Reprinted with permission. Christiane Northrup, M.D. is the author of Mother-Daughter Wisdom (Bantam, 2005), Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom (Bantam, 1998) and The Wisdom of Menopause (Bantam, 2001). For more information or to sign up for Dr. Northrup’sfree monthly E-letter, visit www.drnorthrup.com. This article originally appeared in the February 2005 issue of Dr. Northrup’s e-letter, Women’s Health Wisdom.


Dear friend,

I want to share a powerful and life-changing health experience that I had in January. I hope my experience will inspire you to do something similar in your own life.


SANOVIV

In January, my daughter Kate and I went to Sanoviv Medical Institute (you can visit them on the web at www.sanoviv.com), a state-of-the-art medical facility
In January, my daughter Kate and I went to Sanoviv Medical Institute (you can visit them on the web at http://www.sanoviv.com/), a state-of-the-art medical facility in Rosarito Beach, Baja Mexico. Although many of my family members had been to this remarkable place, it was my first experience. Sanoviv, which means healthy life, is a first-class medical facility that follows the medical model you always wished for. Their treatments and facilities address the health and balance of every one of the chakras, making Sanoviv the perfect place to go for anyone who has a health problem or anyone who wants to nip a potential problem in the bud.

Sanoviv, which was founded by Dr. Myron Wentz, is an accredited hospital with a surgical suite. They can perform just about any type of surgery bringing in top surgeons who specialize in various surgical procedures. They also use very innovative methods for pain relief that don't involve a lot of drugs.

Kate and I did the health assessment, which involved not only standard tests and blood work (cholesterol, pulmonary functions, EKG, and ultrasound), but also a very thorough dental exam, dark field blood analysis, a comprehensive body composition/fitness evaluation, and vega testing. (This is a bioelectrical test system based on acupuncture meridians that checks the health of every organ in the body, including the presence of allergies, heavy metals, and other toxins.) Our test results were comprehensive and quite detailed.

Sanoviv had as many men as women. I noticed that many men appreciate the thorough analysis they receive from the Sanoviv staff because, unlike most spa experiences which are designed primarily for relaxation and renewal, Sanoviv provides a great deal of accurate, objective medical data on your current state of health.

In addition to our health evaluation, we attended a number of classes, which are available every night, on life purpose, meditation, humor, diet, the mind/body connection, and so forth. Even though this has been my life's work, I loved the classes and got a lot out of them! As for daily exercise, we walked on paths that overlook the ocean or used the fitness facilities, which provide a variety of ways to work out. Sanoviv also has traditional spa services such a facials, various massages, and seaweed wraps. All of these services are designed to complement the detox program and are often prescribed by your individual physician at Sanoviv.

I recommend Sanoviv for anyone who wants to get and stay vibrantly healthy for as long as they live. I plan to go there once a year as an alternative to a routine physical. I know that their outstanding staff will address not only my physical body, but also my diet, lifestyle, and even my thoughts.

DO YOU NEED TO DETOX?

Dr. Christiane Northrup Detoxes at Sanoviv Medical InstituteModern life exposes all of us to everything from air pollution to pesticide residue on our food. In addition, emotional stresses such as worry and resentment can create a toxic environment in our bodies. In order to remain healthy, we all need a variety of ways to detoxify ourselves regularly. Having just returned from Sanoviv, where the entire environment and all the meals are set up to detoxify and heal the body, I can certainly attest to the benefits of taking time off from daily life for some cleansing.

The Sanoviv diet consists almost exclusively of fruits, vegetables, fresh vegetable juices, and shots of wheat grass juice, which is known for its detoxing properties. But you don’t have to go to a health retreat to get the benefits of detoxing. There are numerous ways to detox on your own. In fact, just giving up caffeine and/or alcohol for a week or two will help your body detoxify. And so will adding nutritional supplements, eliminating sugar, and increasing the amount of raw vegetables you eat. Taking saunas, long hot baths, and brushing your skin with a dry brush especially designed for the process are other ways to help your body throw off toxins more efficiently. So are colonics.

I was introduced to colon cleansing at Sanoviv and have signed up for more. I must say, I was impressed when the colonic therapist said, “You don’t chew your food well enough.” She was right. Now I’m committed to starting the digestive process the moment I put something in my mouth by chewing more—and also sitting down to eat each meal. I find that this small step has actually increased my enjoyment of food, though I'm eating less. The more you chew, the less you have to detox later. Unchewed and undigested food is a big contributor to toxic waste and gas in the intestines.

One of my favorite at-home detox regimens is USANA’s 5-Day High Fiber Cleanse, which is very easy and very helpful. Doing the Cleanse is so effective that most people are thrilled with the renewed vitality they feel. Many also report clearer skin and eyes as well as moderate weight loss.

Another valuable benefit is that the Cleanse helps reset your appetite center. Because you withdraw from your usual way of eating for 5 days—and replenish your body with fiber, omega-3 fats, lean protein, and low-glycemic carbs, all in an easily digestible form—you’re giving your body the chance to relearn what “enough” feels like. (If you do the USANA cleanse, I strongly recommend that you also include a pharmaceutical grade multivitamin/mineral while doing so. Micronutrient supplementation makes the whole regimen more effective.) Weight loss is a very nice side effect. And the weight that is lost comes from around the middle—that stubborn place where fat loves to accumulate, especially at midlife and beyond.

The bottom line is this: There is no one right way to detox. A number of different methods work. The key is to follow a lifestyle that minimizes the creation of toxins in the first place. And then, after times of inevitable poor eating or emotional stress, take extra care to give your body the tools and environment it needs to do its natural healing and detox work.

Copyright 2005, Christiane Northrup, M.D. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.