5 Top Healthy Solutions for Allergies!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More and more people seem to have a heightened sensitivity to an allergen of some kind (a food, pollen, dust, mold…) which can cause the immune system to overreact in order to defend itself.

The immune system typically responds to a harmful substance, such as wheat, dairy, peanuts or what is common now in New Mexico the Juniper pollen when exposed to the body.  People with allergies recognize their immune system might work overtime on what appears to be relatively harmless exposure.

The persons reaction can range from mild discomfort to a life-threatening situation.

General allergy symptoms appear similar to the flu without the fever!  Most with an allergy will display a combination of symptoms like:  watery eyes; runny nose; sneezing; itchy throat; nasal congestion; wheezing; fatigue; coughing; stomach ache; fatigue; irritability; skin irritation; and maybe hives.

Hay fever, eczema, hives and asthma are all due to allergic reactions.

When you determine if your allergic episode was due to something in the air (pollen, pet dander), an insect sting (i.e. venom of bees and wasps), a chemical, medication or from something you ate, here are the top questions to can ask yourself for clues:

  • What have you eaten differently?
  • Do you work outdoors, or have you been active outdoors recently?
  • Have you had a recent traumatic stressful experience?
  • Have you been in contact with something that might have irritated your eyes or skin?

The answers to these questions will help guide your doctor to becoming more specific and may request scheduling for a simple skin or blood test.  If you have a serious allergy or reaction, make sure you get to the hospital as fast as possible as allergies can be life threatening. If it is a food allergy we offer a simple test to identify the foods with a complete report.  This will include a list of foods to avoid based on the results.

For 25 years of practice, I have offered natural solutions that are proven and work, like:

  •      Acupuncture –  Decreases inflammation and supports the endocrine system (adrenals, thyroid) and fortifies the detox organs (liver, kidney, lung and spleen).
  •      Chinese herbs and Homeopathy – Histoplex, Xanthium Relieve Surface, Jade Screen or Allergena 6, Juniper 200x homeopathic (that you can begin a month before the season begins for quick results).
  •      Nasal sprays – Restore™ Sinus Spray and Ozone Nasal Insufflation can help to clean out the sinus cavity.
  •      Eye drops – Lubrisine Eye Drops helps to soothe itchy, burning eyes.
  •      Diet therapy – A simple blood test can reveal a complete list of foods to avoid.

Are you ready for relief with a natural solution today?

We are here for you when you call 505-986-1089 M-F   8 am – 5 pm or emailing us.

8 Lifestyle Choices for Better Heart Health

8 Lifestyle Choices for Better Heart Health
by Robyn Benson

We have all heard the American Heart Association’s warnings to men about heart disease for years. Now, heart attacks have become the top killer of women too. Thankfully, there are easy lifestyle changes we can implement to encourage good heart health. Below are the top eight lifestyle choices that affect heart health.

1. Studies have shown that stress can change the way blood clots, which can increase the risk of heart attack. Create simple habits to follow to deal and manage your stress.
2. Celebrate a healthy heart with good food and nutrition for your heart. Enjoy omega-3’s (salmon, tuna, mackerel, herring and trout), nuts (almonds or walnuts) and berries (heart-healthy phytonutrients and soluble fiber).
3. If you are significantly above your ideal healthy weight, change it. Don’t put yourself at higher risk, like high blood pressure, that could lead to heart disease.
4. The 21st century saying, Sitting is the New Smoking has been based on studies that confirm sitting for long periods of time increases your risk of having a heart attack the same as if you smoke.
5. Depression enhances sticky platelets, which are the tiny cells that can cause blood to clot. Learn more about Amplified Regenerative Therapies (ART) which are natural, unique scientific outpatient programs.
6. Addictions like tobacco, alcohol and drugs can lead to many health problems. Tobacco smoke reduces the amount of oxygen the blood can carry to the heart and nicotine can cause an increase in heart rate and blood pressure. Drinking can hurt your heart muscle (cardiomyopathy) and raise your blood pressure. Drugs affect your heart’s efficiency in its ability to pump and more. Ask about our 28-day program.
7. Erectile dysfunction and heart disease go hand in hand. The inability to get and keep an erection firm enough for sex may be a warning sign leading to serious heart problems.
8. Get a good night’s sleep and lighten your heart’s workload as your blood pressure and heart rate go down at night. Learn ways to keep a full sleep cycle to decrease your risk for cardiovascular disease.

Love Your Heart Health with Dr. Robyn Benson, DOM and founder of Santa Fe Soul, offers ART (Amplified Regenerative Therapies) with cutting-edge medicine backed by science. For more information, call 505-986-1089, visit SantaFeSoul.com or Dr. RobynBenson.com

Knee, Back, and Shoulder Pain Cured With Prolozone

Are you one of the 100 million Americans that suffer from chronic pain? Does it affect your mood, energy, and your ability to show up in the world the way you desire? Traditional treatment options such as pain killers have created an opioid addiction epidemic. It has torn many families apart while leaving people in more pain than when they started treatment. Pain killers do nothing to help facilitate healing and predispose many to addiction. This has left many seeking solutions that are safe and effective.

What if I told you that there is a solution that not only works fast but actually facilitates healing rather than just blocks the pain signal. Not only that, but does all of this without any nasty side effects.

I want to introduce you to Prolozone Therapy. Prolozone Therapy is an injection technique similar to prolotherapy that uses ozone. The use of ozone causes the joint to heal much more quickly than in traditional prolotherapy. Prolozone is a form of non-surgical ligament reconstruction that is often a permanent treatment for chronic pain. By repairing the connective tissue this is all that is needed to reverse chronic pain.

Pain will persist as long as the connective tissue in a joint remains damaged. Connective tissue can be scarred, torn, or overly stretched. Prolozone injections stimulate tissue to repair itself, strengthening and tightening, and ultimately stabilizing the joint. Prolozone therapy involves the injections of ozone into soft tissues, ligaments, and tendons. This causes a localized inflammation in these weak areas, which then increases the blood supply and flow of nutrients, the stimulation of anabolic cells, fibroblasts, osteoblasts, and chondroblasts. These effects stimulate the tissue to repair itself, strengthening and tightening, and thereby stabilizing the area.

I have treated 1,000’s of patients with Prolozone therapy. The results have been nothing short of spectacular. Many of my patients were able to cancel surgery after experiencing the incredible results of Prolozone Therapy. In over 25 years of clinical experience, there is nothing that is as fast, effective, and safe for pain relief than Prolozone Therapy.

Youthful Aging is a Choice

The Breakthrough Science of Regenerative Medicine

by Robyn Benson, D.O.M.

The US spends more on health care than other high-income nations, but has a lower life expectancy and poorer health. Our country is ranked 37 in the world in all around health care (among industrialized countries), while the rates of obesity and chronic conditions continue to increase.

At least 80-90% of all diseases today are caused by lifestyle choices. In addition to poor food choices, a high sugar diet, and increased stress, most Americans are not exercising and getting adequate sleep like our ancestors once did.

With modern technology such as laptops, computers, modern lighting, and our 24-7 “on” lifestyle including smart phones (aka electronic COCAINE), it is easy to see how the digital age is also causing us to age rapidly. We are breaking down faster than we can regenerate. Why? Because our cells and circadian rhythms are not designed for these artificial frequencies and are not allowing the proper amounts of rest, exercise and outdoor “fresh air time” to refuel.

We often forget that the human body has a remarkable capacity to heal itself and age well if we simply follow the laws of nature. What is most promising today for youthful aging is the whole new realm of regenerative medicine.

Regenerative medicine is the reverse of aging and degenerative disease. It’s the science of boosting healing naturally in damaged tissues and under-functioning endocrine and immune systems with nutrition therapy, stem cells and oxidative medicine (ozone and Vitamin C IVs). It also includes restoring healthy joints, hair growth, skin rejuvenation and sexual function with your own Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).

PRP is a concentrated sample of your own blood, composed primarily of high levels of platelets. Growth factors derived from platelets are responsible for soft tissue repair, bone regeneration, development of new blood vessels, and stimulation of the wound healing process.  

Imagine all the surgeries that are being avoided, health restored and diseases prevented naturally with PRP and regenerative medicine. It is an exciting time to age youthfully with an informed self-care lifestyle and the promise and success of regenerative medicine.

Call 505-986-1089 and visit www.santafesoul.com to find out more about this program. The website also includes a wealth of information about how to live better and age healthfully. And visit my personal website: www.robynbenson.com.

A proven natural solution for optimizing sexual function, resolving ED and improving men’s overall health

 

Along with fitness, a healthy waistline and overall wellness, most men care to have sexual vitality throughout life. However, ED rates have gone up dramatically over the last 20-30 years.

Common causes for ED are aging, pelvic injury, high blood pressure, kidney disease and prostate cancer.  Today constant stress, and living in an increasingly toxic world are also contributing factors.

What is surprising today is that ED is increasing mostly now among younger guys. According to a study from the Journal of Sexual Medicine, one out of every four new ED patients is under 40 years old. Tobias Köhler, M.D., chief of the Division of Male Infertility at Southern Illinois University. “Roughly 40 percent of men in their 40s suffer from ED, and 50% percent in their 50s” he says.

As a Doctor of Oriental medicine, I help men find the root cause.  Very often it is a combination of issues including weight gain, trauma, poor diet, lack of exercise and even sexual fears and feelings of inadequacy.

Conventional medicine boasts the merits of Viagra and Cilias.  But a lot of men want their sexual vitality restored without the use of drugs.  Afterall, there are serious side effects and these drugs are often inconvenient and uncomfortable.

In addition to lifestyle guidance and acupuncture, I offer the very effective P-Shot® aka the Priapus PRP (platelete rich plasma) injection that can be used in conjunction with ED prescriptions or help you use them less or not at all.

How the P-Shot® Works

The procedure promotes new tissue growth by stimulating unipotent stem cells (Platelet Rich Plasma) from your own blood to increase circulation within the penis. It is proven to work in multiple studies and involves minimal discomfort. Other benefits include increased sensation and pleasure (and can help correct the damage from diabetes).  The P-Shot®  is also helpful for men with Peyronie’s Condition.

“I have suffered from ED since I was 24 due to contracting Malaria.  After my P-Shot I am having more frequent erections and finally I have found something that works other than Viagra, which does not make me feel good.  Thank you Dr. Benson for your integrative care, expertise and professionalism in dealing with a sensitive issue.”  Joe K

 

A Safe, Natural Solution for Addiction, Anxiety, Depression and so much more

by Robyn Benson, D.O.M.

If you’re struggling to break a bad habit — such as anxiety, overeating, alcohol, drugs, smoking, gambling, sex addiction, procrastination, etc. — then this may be the most important message you will ever read.

All of these destructive habits are rooted in dysfunctional brain chemistry and faulty processing pathways in the brain. For example, when brain chemicals such as Dopamine and Serotonin are out of balance, the experience of disorder results.

Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health is offering a unique scientific and well-researched 21 and 28 day, outpatient, customized Brain Optimization and Body Regeneration program to help people with these afflictions by restoring the natural balance of the brain’s chemistry.

The heart of this personalized system is the 30-minute Theta Chamber™ session, which includes 5 different types of technologies that help to increase new neuro-pathways favoring a healthy brain and to restore life-affirming habits.

An essential component of the Theta Chamber™ is ECS (electro- cranial stimulation) which is the main modality utilized in the recovery of drug addiction and depression. While enjoying the vestibular movement of the theta chamber you also get the benefit of oxygen therapy, binaural beats and light therapy.

The two programs also include the Photon Genius (useful for optimizing a healthy bio-field, detoxification and to rid pathogens…), the Pressotherapy (for detox, pain and relaxation) and a Russian computerized body scan to measure improvements during the length of your stay.

In addition, this individualized program includes “Rapid Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation” (rTMS) which is a procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve symptoms of depression, anxiety and others. Transcranial magnetic stimulation is often recommended when other depression treatments haven’t worked.

Our 21-28-day Brain Optimization and Body Recovery (BOBR) Theta program supports your own body and brain’s chemistry to re-balance and re-program those altered pathways that have become dysfunctional, gently, safely, and all backed by scientific research.

Call 505-986-1089 and visit www.santafesoul.com to find out more about this program. The website also includes a wealth of information about how to live better and age healthfully. And visit my personal website: www.robynbenson.com

5 Steps to Healthier, Fuller & Shapelier Breasts

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Breast cancer, lumps, breast pain and sagging breasts are all very common occurrences and concerns for women in today’s world and increasingly for men too! If you are experiencing one of these challenges, consider the following solutions in addition to a self-care lifestyle, regular breast massage and monthly self-examination.

1. Whole Foods. More than anything, choose an organic whole food diet and one free of pesticides, herbicides and plastic drinking bottles. The toxic buildup from these offenders can contribute to massive havoc in your breast cell tissue and to hormone imbalance. One of my favorite supplements to help detox chemical buildup in breast tissue is calcium glucarate. I also recommend a good multivitamin, Vitamin D and Chinese herbs to promote breast and hormone wellness.

2. Exercise. Exercise (at least 3-4 x week). This is key for your heart, brain and yes, your breast tissue too. Walk daily, take a Zumba class and lift weights. Be sure to wear a support bra that is comfortable and not too tight around your breasts for improved circulation.

3. Bra Breaks. Did you know that underwire bras are hazardous to healthy breast tissue? Underwire bras hinder healthy lymphatic movement in and around your breasts. Whenever possible, let your boobs breathe and be free – especially when at home at night and weekends.

4. Consider a natural PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Breast lift. Did you read recently that Jennifer Aniston had this non-surgical procedure done? Most of the world does not know this option exists. Learn more at: robynbenson.com/v-breast-lift.

5. Stress less and meditate more. Stress wreaks havoc in our bodies. Instead of stressing, find ways to allow more flow, more fun and more fabulous moments in your life. Meditate and allow your body the proper rest it desires. This will help you age better, with more radiance and vitality in your skin and all your body tissues.

Benson logoFor more info on how to live better and age healthfully, visit robynbenson.com. 505-986-1089, robyn@robynbenson.com.

Amplify Youth and Restore Beauty with a Natural Face-Lift Procedure!

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There are a lot of choices when it comes to the beauty of your face; from chemical peels to lasers and even plastic surgery.

However, the PRP Facelift aka the Vampire Facelift® continues to be a favorite choice for celebrities, and people who choose a natural approach to amplify the youthful face they desire. We work with you to help shape, lift and texture your face in a way that reduces wrinkles, scars and rebuilds healthy new tissue.

Platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP) has been around for more than 20 years. It has been used successfully in orthopedics, dermatology, dentistry and even for racehorses. Dr. Robyn Benson, in Santa Fe, NM is applying this same therapy to the face, joints, breasts, and scars and even for sexual rejuvenation.

Benson pic Truly Alive MagazineePRP is so natural and so effective because it utilizes your body’s own growth factors to stimulate new cell growth in the targeted areas. Recipients of this procedure can expect plumping of sagging skin, diminishment of fine lines and wrinkles, smoother skin on the face and neck and the rebuilding of healthy collagen and elastin.

How does the PRP Facial and Vampire Facelift® restore your natural beauty?

We start by taking a very small amount of blood from your arm and placing it into an FDA approved high-tech centrifuge. This separates out the plasma into a highly concentrated form. Your plasma is then used in the desired area, where it stimulates blood flow to the area, and produces new cells and new tissue. This is similar to what happens when our body suffers an injury and our natural healing process kicks in.

We apply a local anesthetic to your face, so there is minimal pain with the procedure. We use a micro roller or the SkinPen™ which makes many tiny holes in the skin to receive the plasma solution. This procedure only takes about 30 minutes once we have processed your plasma. The effects begin to be felt and seen almost immediately.

In the PRP Facelift, the platelet rich plasma is strategically injected into key points in the face, as well as into volume depleted areas. There is no downtime, although there could be some minor swelling or bruising. We do everything we can to prevent this. Typically, most of our clients are able to return to work or their normal daily activities right after receiving the PRP facelift.

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Show your most beautiful self to the world. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Benson and complete your procedure in time for holiday celebrations. Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health: 505-986-1089,

JJ Virgin receiving Dr. Benson’s Amplified Regenerative Therapies (ART)

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We were thrilled when New York Times bestselling author JJ Virgin and her team visited Santa Fe Soul recently to try out my Amplified Regenerative Therapies (ART…including the O-Shot, P-Shot and Vampire procedures). JJ was working on a book deadline and wanted help handling the stress and an acupuncture treatment provided the perfect remedy.

I told JJ that we are all “wired and tired” from living in fast-paced times, working with computers and deadlines. But acupuncture is a powerful tool that can restore health and balance to our lives. An ancient Oriental healing technique developed more than three thousand years ago, the approach uses needles to open up pathways, balancing the body’s energy meridians, healing pain as well as muscular, neurological, and arthritic problems and helping to overcome disease.

By tuning in to the wisdom of your own body, acupuncture helps to balance the body’s imbalances, healing anxiety and depression by calming the hormones and helping with weight loss by improving the digestion system. Acupuncture also can greatly relieve lower back pain and other common ailments. I like to use acupuncture for relief from geopathic stress caused by working on computers and phones and being indoors for prolonged periods of time.

JJ felt relaxed and restored following her session at Santa Fe Soul, as did her team members. You can learn more by watching her live Facebook event of her visit, viewed by thousands of people. Check it out here, and feel free to share: 

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For more information about our ART offerings,  and to schedule your next treatment at Santa Fe Soul, call (505) 986-1089 and visit robynbenson.com

Become Your Healthiest Self with Dr. Benson’s Amplified Regenerative Therapies (ART)

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The O-Shot®

 

Did you know that 30 to 40 percent of all women experience sexual dysfunction and stress incontinence at some point in their lifetime?

During my 24 years of practice, I have focused on helping women of all ages restore and revive their sexual and bladder health. In addition to acupuncture and herbal therapy, I am thrilled to offer the O-Shot®, a revolutionary, natural and non-invasive procedure that is giving women the lasting results they have been looking for.

Sexual dysfunction can happen at any age, often causing a lack of sexual pleasure and desire as well as painful intercourse. And incontinence can appear after childbirth, since the process of giving birth often weakens the tissues around the bladder.

The O-Shot® is a procedure where Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is extracted from your own blood which is rich in growth factors.The shot adds volume to the treated area, in turn increasing sensation and sensitivity. Injections are quick, and relatively painless because the area isnumbed prior to the injections.

Within days and a few weeks, the stem cells and tissues in the injected areas grow and regenerate, causing an increase in blood flow and tissue rejuvenation.

This extremely effective and simple procedure not only improves women’s sexual function and libido and reverses incontinence, it also relieves pelvic pain and increases vaginal sensation and tone. Best of all, the procedure is gentle, causes minimal or no discomfort and requires no downtime.

It takes only 30-45 minutes from start to finish.

When I received my first O-Shot I was amazed that I experienced absolutely no pain! And what was most profound for me was the identification and treatment of scar tissue (with my own PRP) from giving birth to my second child.

At Santa Fe Soul, my patients who’ve received the O-Shot have often reported immediate improvement in increased sexual satisfaction and in the symptoms of stress incontinence. PRP has already been extensively used in the orthopedic field to improve joint, ligament and tendon function by regenerating damaged tissues. Now physicians are turning to the pelvic area of the body with great success.

The O-Shot will provide you with confidence in your sex life and with pelvic vitality throughout your life. The procedure restores healthy sexual relations with the one you love and decreases urinary/stress incontinence, with complete resolution reported by 90% of all women. It also increases your ability to experience vaginal orgasm and provides greater arousal from clitoral stimulation. In addition, the O-Shot provides a renewed and restored healthy pelvic floor and a tighter vaginal opening with increased natural lubrication. The O-Shot is the ideal solution for painless intercourse and even increases your desire for sex.

To amplify the O-Shot results, I offer an integrative approach that includes the Benson Amplified Regenerative Therapy (ART) method. To thrive with a healthy pelvic area, consider a self-care lifestyle that includes a whole food diet, exercise, supplements, excellent hygiene and, of course, regular sexual activity is incredibly helpful!

Below are a few testimonials from clients who’ve received the O-Shot. To learn more click here. Contact Santa Fe Soul for more details and to make an appointment by calling 505: 986-1089. I look forward to working with you!

 

“Receiving my first O-Shot solved a two decade issue with incontinence. I am thrilled to be doing my Zumba classes again, running without a pad and even my sex life has improved dramatically.”

~ D.A.

“I had very little clitoral sensation before my O-shot and occasional incontinence. I just can’t believe the change. No more inconvenient leakage when I exercise and I have better sexual relations now than I have had for a very long time.”

~ H.T.