A New You, in this New Year

A New You, in this New Year

Gain Vibrant Health at Santa Fe Soul

I’m sure we’ve all made New Year’s resolutions for this coming year, and I bet that many of those resolutions aspire to vibrant health.

At Santa Fe Soul, Center for Regenerative Medicine, we look forward to collaborating with you to achieve your health goals. If you want to regain optimal health and turn back the clock on aging, let me tell you about the revolutionary system I’ve created called A.R.T. (Amplified Regenerative Therapies). Using oxidative therapies, IV infusion and Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, we help you discover and expand your healthiest self, and empower you to take charge of your own healing, without risky surgeries and exposure to harsh, harmful chemicals.

PRP is one of regenerative medicine’s most popular and versatile therapies, using platelet-rich plasma, an injectable substance containing platelets and their growth factors from your blood. PRP can help with sexual rejuvenation and incontinence; restore healthy hair and facial tissue; and heal injuries in joints and soft tissues, among many other benefits.

The popular Vampire Facelift®, uses PRP to stimulate blood flow to areas on the face, producing new cells and tissues to restore healthy, vibrant skin and reduce or eliminate wrinkles, lines and scars. Imagine looking younger in 2021, even after all the stress of 2020! You can, with just a 30-minute procedure that typically allows you to return to your daily activities as soon as you’re done.

Here’s what our clients are saying:

“I am in love with my first PRP Facelift with Dr. Benson.  Immediately I looked in the mirror and saw a woman who looked 10 years younger. I just don’t want a surgical face lift and I am glad there is this natural solution.  I highly recommend Dr. Benson and her artistic approach to sculpting beauty.” — D.P., Santa Fe

The PRP therapies for sexual rejuvenation can be life-changing. For women, the Orgasm Shot, or O-Shot®, is an effective, simple procedure to improve libido and sexual function, reverse incontinence and relieve pelvic pain. For men, the Priapus Shot, or P-Shot® aids in healing and tissue repair, optimizing sexual function, resolving ED and improving overall health.

Regenerative medicine offers many other powerful therapies that can transform your health. As a regenerative medicine specialist, I am always happy to evaluate your overall health to determine whether regenerative medicine can help you reach your goals. Contact me and my team at Santa Fe Soul this new year and we’ll get started on those New Year resolutions!

Schedule an appointment at Santa Fe Soul and discover how A.R.T. can help you through the holiday season and continue to live a regenerative lifestyle while celebrating. If you prefer an online videoconference, contact us to schedule your telehealth appointment.

If you would like to learn more ways to empower yourself by supporting your own self-care plan, enjoy listening to my new podcast called, “YOUNGER: The Art and Science of Youthful Aging.” It features interviews with leading experts in natural healthcare with easy access 24/7 as you live a regenerative life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health

2905 Rodeo Park Drive East, #3

Santa Fe, NM 87505

505-474-8555

 

The Joys of Giving Back

The Joys of Giving Back

“For it is in giving that we receive.”

Quote by: St. Francis of Assisi

As this challenging year winds down, our thoughts turn to giving.  There are holiday presents to find and wrap for family and friends and cookies to bake and share, along with greeting cards to send. But there’s another way to give, one which calls us to be of service to others and to our community.

Giving back by helping others provides a world of well-being, and not just to those we are helping.

Studies have shown that giving back helps our health, boosting happiness and self-esteem and decreasing depression, which can strike during the holidays. Lending a hand to a struggling stranger can show that us that we have the ability to transform others, as well as the world. And giving back ultimately gives us a sense that we matter.

If you haven’t yet discovered the joys of giving back, it’s easy to connect with places in your community that need help. You could volunteer at a local food pantry or with Big Brothers, Big Sisters. Become a mentor through a school or city program, or help out at a homeless shelter. Join a trail maintenance crew, pitch in at an animal shelter or simply connect with an elderly neighbor on your street and provide companionship. The opportunities for giving back are endless, and so are the rewards.  Once you’ve started, don’t be surprised that you’ll want to volunteer throughout the year, not just during the holidays,

I find great joy in giving back through sharing my 30 years of clinical experience with others. In addition to working with patients in Santa Fe as well as around the country and the world, I enjoy offering complimentary treatments to demonstrate the healing power of the traditional and alternative medicine we offer at Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health, now celebrating 15 years.

 

The Open Houses we hold at Santa Fe Soul Center showcase the impressive array of natural science-backed solutions that we offer, from acupuncture and herbs to IV infusion and more. Guests get a chance to learn about A.R.T. (Amplified Regenerative Therapies), the revolutionary program I founded to turn degeneration into regeneration using oxidative therapies, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and other regenerative medicine strategies, all promoting a youthful, healthy lifestyle. And visitors always love trying out our ART Lab, an inspiring place to optimize your brain and body with cutting-edge wellness technology.

 

Although this holiday season won’t be like any other, we can brighten each and every moment by showing others how much we care.  Won’t you join me in giving back to those we love and to those who need love? Happy Healthful Holidays!

Schedule an appointment at Santa Fe Soul and discover how A.R.T. can help you through the holiday season and continue to live a regenerative lifestyle while celebrating. If you prefer an online videoconference, contact us to schedule your telehealth appointment.

If you would like to learn more ways to empower yourself by supporting your own self-care plan, enjoy listening to my new podcast called, “YOUNGER: The Art and Science of Youthful Aging.” It features interviews with leading experts in natural healthcare with easy access 24/7 as you live a regenerative life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health

2905 Rodeo Park Drive East, #3

Santa Fe, NM 87505

505-474-8555

 

Giving Thanks with Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health

Giving Thanks

by Dr. Robyn Benson

I’m deeply grateful for my extraordinarily gifted and giving team at Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health. Working with Dr. Christi Alsop and Clinical Assistant Thomas Meyers, as well as Manager Dara Montoya and Front Office Whiz Aldo Olivas, we’ve transformed hundreds of patients worldwide, using our unique combination of art and science that promotes a healthy, youthful lifestyle.

I have so much gratitude for my 30 years of clinical experience, which helped me create A.R.T. (Amplified Regenerative Therapies), my revolutionary system of natural, science-backed solutions. Each of these therapies helps people to turn back the clock and naturally grow biologically younger, without risky surgical procedures or harmful chemicals.

 

I’m also grateful for the many other powerful healing services we offer at Santa Fe Soul, including herbs and acupuncture. This incredibly successful ancient Chinese healing technique is great for the immune system and for most every health challenge. Our selection of potent IV infusions and Thrive Shots can provide instant help with mental and physical health, easing pain, depression, fatigue, hangovers and boosting your immune system.

All of us at Santa Fe Soul are immensely thankful for you, for choosing us as your one-stop shop for health needs, whether you’re seeking to restore your immune system or want to look, and feel, younger. And that reminds me to express my gratitude to all of you who have tuned in to hear YOUNGER, The A.R.T and Science of Youthful Aging, a groundbreaking podcast I launched early this year featuring interviews with leading health experts.

 

Whether you’ve visited us at Santa Fe Soul, where we’ve carefully implemented every safety protocol, or met with us virtually via Telehealth, we’re grateful for your work with us and for your dedication to your optimal health. It’s a gift to be able to empower you to take charge of your own health.

Schedule an appointment at Santa Fe Soul and discover how A.R.T. can help you through the holiday season and continue to live a regenerative lifestyle while celebrating. If you prefer an online videoconference, contact us to schedule your telehealth appointment.

If you would like to learn more ways to empower yourself by supporting your own self-care plan, enjoy listening to my new podcast called, “YOUNGER: The Art and Science of Youthful Aging.” It features interviews with leading experts in natural healthcare with easy access 24/7 as you live a regenerative life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health

2905 Rodeo Park Drive East, #3

Santa Fe, NM 87505

505-474-8555

 

Heading into Fall with Full Health at Santa Fe Soul

Heading into Fall with Full Health

at Santa Fe Soul, by Dr. Robyn Benson

Whether you eagerly embrace the start of fall or you have a hard time saying goodbye to summer, the change in seasons affects us all.

Colder weather and less sunlight can leave us feeling tired, foggy, depressed and lethargic. Not to mention the time change, which takes place on November 1 this year. Setting the clocks back by one hour can play havoc with our body’s inner clock, leaving us frazzled for days as we adjust to fewer hours of daylight, and to falling asleep and waking up according to a whole new schedule. When autumn leaves start to fall and temperatures cool, seasonal allergies can kick in, due to ragweed, mold that grows in piles of damp leaves, and dust mites that materialize when we turn on our heaters.

While we can’t stop the timeless cycle of the seasons, you don’t have to suffer as summer fades to fall, and fall soon turns to winter. At Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health, we offer a powerful combination of natural traditional and alternative medicine to help you overcome health challenges that arise as your body adapts to fall.

Acupuncture—an ancient Chinese healing technique—can alleviate a number of seasonal issues, from allergies to depression, fatigue and sleep problems. Using fine needles placed along pathways that deliver Qi, or energy, throughout your body, acupuncture stimulates your muscles, nerves and tissues. The result is the restoration of your body’s healthful energy balance, which can make adapting to the seasonal change a breeze.

Intravenous therapies (IV therapies) are another powerful tool for transitioning through the seasons. At Santa Fe Soul, aka The IV Center of Santa Fe, we’ll help you select the right IV formulas for your health needs. Our signature nutrient IV therapies restore energy levels and promote excellent overall health. Our experienced practitioners will work with you to customize formulas to solve your specific health challenge. Or, try our Thrive Shots, potent combinations of B Complex, amino acids, Magnesium, Procaine and other nutrients that can ease depression, low energy, pain and help with many other health problems.

All of these services and more are part of my Amplified Regenerative Therapies (A.R.T.) at Santa Fe Soul.  I created these revolutionary programs to help you discover and expand your healthiest self and take charge of your own health. In addition to acupuncture, IV therapies and Thrive Shots, A.R.T. Includes oxidative therapies and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and herbs to alleviate chronic pain, headaches, hormonal imbalance and many other health issues.

Schedule an appointment at Santa Fe Soul and discover how A.R.T. can help you transition to fall, and transform your life. If you prefer an online videoconference, contact us to schedule your telehealth appointment.

If you would like to learn more ways to empower yourself by supporting your own self-care plan, enjoy listening to my new podcast called, “YOUNGER: The Art and Science of Youthful Aging.” It features interviews with leading experts in natural healthcare with easy access 24/7 as you live a regenerative life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health

2905 Rodeo Park Drive East, #3

Santa Fe, NM 87505

505-474-8555

 

Introducing Thrive Shots at Santa Fe Soul

Introducing Thrive Shots at Santa Fe Soul

Boost Your Health and Be Your Best Self

The transition from summer to fall can take its toll on all of us—mentally, emotionally and physically. That’s why now is the perfect time to adjust to the seasonal change and boost your overall health with our new Thrive Shots available at Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health.

Designed to help you regain vibrant health, each of our five Thrive Shots provides an array of benefits that can help you overcome feeling wired and tired or depressed, ease pain, and combat the sluggish effects of low energy, low libido, and low immunity. We’ve carefully calibrated each Thrive Shot with a formula of powerful nutrients, including B Complex, amino acids, Magnesium and Procaine, all targeted to alleviate your specific health challenges.

Drawing from more than 28 years of clinical experience, I created Thrive Shots to empower you to take charge of your own healing. You can browse our Thrive Shots menu below and choose the treatments best aligned with your individual needs. Try more than one shot to gain multiple benefits. You’ll be amazed by your own healthy transformation.

  • IM Jumpshot – A blend of Regenalyn (amino acids), Procaine, and B Complex, jump starts your immune system.
  • IM Jumpshot/Relax – This Thrive Shot will relax, refresh, and beautify you from the inside out. This liquid yoga treatment contains a potent blend of Regenalyn (amino acids), Magnesium, and Procaine.
  • IM Glutathione – Ideal for liver detoxification and lung support, is a simple formula of Glutathione and Procaine.
  • IM Skin Support – An anti-aging formula, gives you a natural glow. The combination of Glutathione, Carnitine, B complex and Procaine helps improve skin firmness and elasticity while stimulating healthy hair growth. This Thrive Shot also aids with detoxification.
  • IM NAD+ with B12 and Procaine – This Thrive Shot is a safe, simple and inexpensive therapy that kickstarts your energy levels and elevates your mood.

The new Thrive Shots are part of my Amplified Regenerative Therapies (A.R.T.) at Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health. My A.R.T. is a revolutionary program designed to help you discover and expand your healthiest self, using oxidative therapies, IV infusion and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) with acupuncture and herbs to alleviate chronic pain, headaches, hormonal imbalance and many other health issues.

If you would like to learn more ways to empower yourself by supporting your own self-care plan, enjoy listening to my new podcast called, “YOUNGER: The Art and Science of Youthful Aging.” It features interviews with leading experts in natural healthcare with easy access 24/7 as you live a regenerative life.

 

Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health

2905 Rodeo Park Drive East, #3

Santa Fe, NM 87505

505-474-8555

 

Recharge Your Health with IV Therapies

Recharge Your Health with IV Therapies

Tired of feeling fatigued, anxious or depressed? Need a boost to enhance your immune system?   In these uncertain times, one thing’s for sure: my team at Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health is here to help you overcome health challenges with a powerful combination of natural traditional, alternative and regenerative medicine.

IV Therapies play an exciting role in the superhuman revolution at Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health, where we’ve been helping patients achieve vibrant health for 15 years. Our pioneering IV Center of Santa Fe offers a selection of signature nutrient Intravenous Therapies that can restore energy levels, boost immunity, elevate mood, recharge brain power, enhance detoxification, help you regain your zest for life and promote overall good health.

Intravenous treatment is a potent method of infusing nutrients directly into your bloodstream, allowing you to better absorb nutrients by bypassing your digestive system. At our IV Center, you can choose from nine different treatments or combine multiple therapies to address your needs. We can also customize a blend of vitamins and minerals in a single treatment to focus on your specific acute or chronic health issues.

IV Therapies can help you achieve Superhuman Energy, something we could all benefit from right now, when burnout, chronic fatigue and lack of energy affect nearly1 out of 2 people. Here’s a look at how some of the signature therapies on the menu at our IV Center of Santa Fe can improve your life.

The Immune Boost gives you a high dose of vitamin C, which strengthens your natural defense system. This infusion alleviates colds as well as allergies, which have been so prevalent this year. It also enhances pre and post-surgical recovery. The Hydro Helper aids in recovery from dehydration, whether you’re dealing with gut issues that result in lost fluids or you’re an active person who naturally loses fluids through exertion.

The classic Myers Cocktail helps you regain energy, recover from jet lag and beat back the blues. To elevate your mood as well as your energy levels, order the popular B12 shot. When you’re ready to relax and refresh, try our Chill Out, a simple magnesium infusion that we like to think of as “liquid yoga.”

For anti-aging assistance, the Rectifier combines the Myers Cocktail and Glutathione to give you a natural youthful glow. This treatment improves the firmness and elasticity of your skin, aids in detoxification and stimulates healthy immunity.

If you’re ready to let our transformative IV Therapies change your life, visit the IV Center at Santa Fe Soul Optimal Center of Health. If you’d like additional help with your health challenges, but you prefer an online video-conference, contact us to schedule your tele-health appointment.

Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health

2905 Rodeo Park Drive East, #3

Santa Fe, NM 87505

505-474-8555

 

Alcohol Swaps

Alcohol Swaps:  Managing Your Liquid Sugar Intake

Let’s begin by saying we would prefer it if you skipped the hard liquor when discussing a regenerative lifestyle. With that being said, if you still feel you would like to relax with an alcoholic drink, how about swapping it out with a glass of wine instead!

That brings us to the first question you might want to ask, what kind of wine should I drink?

If you desire an drink with alcohol on occasion to kick back from a week of hard work, before dinner or when connecting with a friend, choose a dry wine.  Even over the holidays at parties, or at home this provides a great alcohol swap to remember.

In a WebMD article they write how researchers say their findings, confirm the absence of a link between the type of alcoholic beverage and the occurrence of cirrhosis is still valid.  This is one reason why we do not endorse drinking alcohol every day, but rather on occasion and only for special events.

The article offers more insights including a Danish study revealing wine drinkers have 70% less chance of getting cirrhosis of the liver, than those who drank liquor or beer.  In the article the French study couldn’t replicate those findings and came up with very different results.

Wine has been proven to have antioxidant qualities which might support the notion of lower cirrhosis risk for wine drinkers.  If you go down the alcohol route it is important to read the research, know your health risks and make the better choices.

What does that mean? 

If you decide alcohol is for you, serve and drink wine.  Here are a variety of reasons other researchers have found for those who drink wine over hard liquor:

Lower insulin – Enjoy a glass of wine and make sure you skip the desert. This could prove a good alternative to other sugar foods, especially for those concerned with cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.

Weight loss – For those who have mastered their healthy weight zone, there has been research to support a glass of wine daily can lower the chance of becoming overweight.

Longer life – It has been said red wines have Resveratrol. This is a compound that triggers genes like SIRT1 which has been known to improve longevity.

Relaxation – Wine releases calming neurotransmitter, GABA. Perfect with dinner, but not good as a bedtime sleep aid because it effects your blood sugar which can interfere with the quality of your sleep.

Balance is one of the keys to a regenerative lifestyle which is quite an easy concept to remember for good health. Over-drinking, can add a burden to the body as it must convert into sugar, using lots of energy which can lead to major health issues, tax your liver and add to all sorts of unexpected problems.

Here we will briefly discuss ways to pick a healthy wine and the best time to drink it:

Red or White – The dryer wine is best, whether it is red or white. Obviously, avoiding the fruitier tasting wines would only make sense if you are managing your sugar intake because it would be higher. One reason is because the fermentation process that some cheaper wines might have, means the fermentation process was shortened or not completed. You want to drink a wine not a juice, which means you should choose a brand that you know has absorbed all the grape sugars. Keep reading…

A Brand for You – One of the best choices for wine has been Dry Farm Wines. They are known for their organic, low-sugar impact and a reliable wine to drink regularly.

NO Wine before Bed – As mentioned briefly above, drinking wine to fall asleep misses the point and becomes a bad choice. If you would like ways to help you with your sleep naturally, go here for a variety of brands including gluten free choices and we make it easy to order from over 300 top quality practitioner brands 24/7.

One Glass A Day – Wellness can be best supported in a lifestyle of balance enjoying the grace for each moment you live without having to be too hard on yourself. Guilt doesn’t work, so if you need to take a break from your best habits, make the better choices not the worst. If you must have one glass of wine a day, have it during or after dinner. It is important to relax into a reflective day and decompress naturally in order to move toward your vision and passion for a healthy life. You can live a smart lifestyle with a smile and without feeling bad about yourself.

The power of a regenerative lifestyle is in perfect alignment to my ART (Amplified Regenerative Therapies). Regenerative Medicine is where we are heading so embracing some basic habits on how you can get ahead of any heavy event season begins with being conscious about your eating and drinking choices.

Learn the simple examples for sugar swaps designed to provide a life line so you can enjoy yourself when eliminating those extremely bad decisions out of the gate.  You can make the better choices in your life today in order to avoid serious health problems in the future.

Reach out to us to learn about our ART (Amplified Regenerative Therapies) and learn more about Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health. Ask about our 5-Day Regenerative Reset Program and learn how our patients have claimed they have dropped 5 pounds in 5 days, eliminated 1.2 inches off their waist including those annoying aches and pains in 5 days.

Call us at Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health M-F 8 am – 5 pm MST at: (505) 474-8555

Sugar Swaps

15 Top Sugar Swaps: Easy, Potent and Pleasurable

Learning simple ways to manage the level of sugar intake during certain times of the year has its value. The responsibility is placed upon the individual to integrate and manage any ongoing holiday season that retailers seem to have defined for us.  For some it might take education, planning, work, so we thought we would introduce you to some simple sugar swaps to be used as tools in any circumstance.

When we seem to find any excuse to party. You heard the mantra, what is a meal or celebration without something sweet, REALLY SWEET with lots and lots of alcohol?

Whether you are being entertained or are the entertainer, high levels of sugar entering our body is not a good idea.  We forget our system breaks down the sugar into an acid, which really translates into fat, as the body must protect its internal organs.

If we don’t like to pollute mother nature, then why do we disrespect our own bodies.  The idea of a flu season has gone by the wayside, since we know the new normal is people get the flu 365 days a year now and the big trigger is ingesting sugar.

For those living a regenerative lifestyle you can understand the interest to keeping your body and immune system strong.  Think about it, a diabetic is forced to have clear guidelines to follow in order to stay alive.  Learn to recognize and practice ways to keep high sugar foods out of your body before dis-ease takes place and enjoy the celebration without feeling lousy afterwards.

Just google the stats.  I just found this article by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) saying 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year.  You know this dis-ease has a direct correlation to the amount of sugar that goes into your body.  Why wait until the 11th hour, when you can find simple ways to honor your body and eat for health today!

Maybe you have mastered the mindset with disciplined achievements for months, and maybe years, which has sharpened your thinking, give you that youthful look and offers new energy to go that extra mile.  Let’s manage challenging circumstances today so you can continue your great success through any holiday season.

We can agree, sugar is not your friend, so why go for instant gratification.  Let’s avoid sickness altogether by simply making better choices.

15 Top Sugar Swap Tips to use where ever you are:

Resist the Obvious – Sodas, candy, chips and baked goods unless you know the baker or can read the ingredients

Taste the Coffee / Tea – Make sure you taste the coffee / tea! Between the dairy creamers and the sugar, you know it is just a easy choice to go for the non-sweetened nut, and coconut milks and follow the low glucose options listed below in #5.

Breakfast Cereal – One of the worst offenders is breaking down at the start of your day with sugared granola’s, oatmeal and breakfast cereals. Make the effort to use pure rolled oats or unsweetened instant oatmeal mix and ask if this is a option where ever you go.

Hydrate with Water – Enjoy drinking your 8 glasses of water a day by sweetening it with lemons, cucumbers, watermelon, mint or grapefruit. When you keep water simple and delicious you will drink more.

Sweeten Naturally – If you must, bring your own natural popular low-calorie sweeteners with you, like: Stevia; Xylitol, Erythritol, Yacon syrup. At home, since it might be awkward to carry these in your backpack or purse, stock up on the “less bad” sugars like, real maple syrup, molasses, and honey but use sparingly.

Fresh Fruit – Most hotels, restaurants offer the ability to dive into some fresh fruit. Take advantage of it and serve it to your guests as well.

Naked Proteins – Choose a naked burger and leave the bun behind.

Celebrate Raw – Nuts and seeds are great to carry with you on the road and are great to add to any meal or salad.

Create the Perfect Parfait – Don’t be tempted to conveniently grab those prepackaged granola-filled yogurts. They are the worst sugar offenders and you might as well drink a Coke. If you are home, make your own parfait. The perfect one would include, Oikos Triple Zero (Greek brand yogurt), plain coconut or almond yogurts.

Give Up the Snickers – Although it is more and more difficult to find a healthier protein or granola bar, take responsibility for your own health and get use to reading the ingredients on the package. If you need a snack between meals, buy a box for the road that is a better snack for energy. Do not get fooled into an energy bar that will convert into sugar knowing it will only contribute to false energy and adds the bad fat to your system and will throw off your balance.

Trail Mix – STOP BUYING the trail mix at the convenient stores. Make your own before you leave town with a healthy mixture of unsalted and raw nuts (i.e. almonds, walnuts, pecans) and add some coconut flakes with some Goji berries.

Stop Screaming for Ice Cream – Find and enjoy the many natural, low-sugar frozen treats by making your own fruit blended Popsicle and enjoy the better choices like the Greek yogurt pops available at most food stores.

Cut the Cheese – Learn to treat any meal with cheese like desert choice, so manage your intake. Cheese will break down in your blood into sugar. So why overload your body when you are not at the least getting the sweet rush. So, if you have cheese on your eggs in the morning, skip the cheese on your salad for lunch. At dinner, substitute the cheese with some extra rich avocado (guacamole) with some green chile on your taco or burrito. Still hooked on Pizza, request a veggie slice without the cheese!

Get your Veggies – Okay, fruit smoothies still seem to pacify your desire to make a good choice, but in reality, have high sugar content to diminish what appeared to be a healthy choice into a sugar drink. If you reach for a smoothie on the road or make one at home, use one-part low sugar fruit (i.e. berries, melon, kiwi as opposed to Mango, Cherries, pineapple and papaya) with two parts vegetable.

Skip the Alcohol – If you find you enjoy an alcoholic drink on special occasions or after a hard day of work, keep it to 1 glass, and choose a dry wine instead of those sugary mixed drinks. Get access to alcohol swaps here!

Okay, so when you are on the road, don’t buy into convenience, even if the hotel breakfast says it is included in the room rate.  Be smart and enjoy a head start on your health every season, any time of year, by applying these easy sugar swaps!

Reach out to us and let us know if you would like to learn more about our 5-Day Regenerative Reset Program. Some claim they have dropped 5 pounds in 5 days, eliminated 1.2 inches off their waist including those annoying aches and pains.

Visit us at Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health and ask for your FREE Tour of The ART LAB, IV of Santa Fe Therapy Room and more.  We are open M-F 8 am – 5 pm MST so call us today: (505) 474-8555

8 Top Reasons To Give Back: Make it Personal!

Enjoy a Year of Rewards that Go Beyond Your Boundaries!

I am passionate about travel and made the decision to go to Uganda with my daughter to be part of JLMC Foundation trip of a lifetime to meet the girls they serve and to witness the impact of the Girl Power Project in Uganda®, East Africa. We were with a group of conscious activists who are committed to changing the world, while having an unforgettable time along the way.

With the holidays arriving, giving can offer you a boost of health, happiness, and strengthen an entire community. Of course, you do not have to shop to reap the benefits of giving. There is research showing the same benefits can come from donating to charities or volunteering your time.

My friend and founder of the non-profit, Vivian Glyck, invited us to join her to connect with the families her organization serves in Uganda. We were able to experience the Girl Power Project first-hand by:

  • Teaching communities about the law and human rights.
  • Implementing Population Council’s Girl Roster Toolkit.
  • Signing a covenant with the community.

These were powerful experiences to have with my daughter Hannah who is in her teens. We both learned, grew and personally gained a deeper personal sense of self and the value of giving back unconditionally.

There are so many ways to give back to the world. As a mother among other roles I engage in daily, helping girls before they become a adult, responsible woman, just made sense to me.

As I researched this program and why Uganda, I came across some interesting statistics which became my inspiration to be part of this positive change:

  • Empowerment – When a girl has 7 more years of education, she marries 4 years later and has 2.2 fewer children.
  • Education – More than 100 Million children remain out of school – 66 million of them are girls and half of them live in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Leadership –Nelson Mandela said it all when he was quoted as saying, “No country can really develop unless its citizens are educated.”
  • Reproductive Health – Medical complication from pregnancy and childbirth are the second leading cause of death among girls ages 15-19, worldwide.
  • Justice – Worldwide 50% of all sexual assaults are against girls ages 15-years old and younger.

This journey to help others required our time and money. They had a good plan that optimized our adventure to give back with an African Safari along the Nile River, shopping that included local entertainment while we became part of the community in our participation of service.

Let me share 8 top reasons to give back and how I made it personal:

  1. Make a Difference
  2. Build Community
  3. Expand Connections
  4. Improve your Health (mind, body and spirit)
  5. Lead Others by Example
  6. Share Your Skills
  7. Embrace the Good Feeling
  8. Give Authentically
#1. Make a Difference

We innately desire to make an impact on the world to add value outside of our regular grind to wake up, work, sleep and repeat. I am grateful as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM), that I designed my desire to travel as a way to make a difference for my patients.

I search the world for new technologies, based in science, to help them regenerate naturally. It has been a blessing to run a unique practice for over 25 years all while I make a difference in others health, life everyday.

When contemplating anther type of experience of giving back and sharing it with my daughter, I recognized it needed to be different. When I dug deeper,and recognized I would have a witness, my daughter in this case, I came up with a new way to refresh my opportunity to give back and personally grow.

It is when we discover deep inside our passion to experience more from life, and share it, this was the opportunity that felt right for me this year. I was confident that this was the non-profit foundation I could trust, that it would meet the experience that was resonating in my heart with my daughter.

It is important to pick an organization you believe so you can apply your contributions, your time and/or money, directly to the cause you care most about. If it is your first time, don’t hesitate to investigate local organizations before you go overseas which can be a bigger risk or investment.

Research ways the organization has truly implemented changes they claim. Take a look at how they help a family, community, country or the world with transparent results that should be documented.

#2. Build Community

Building a community can’t be done over night and nothing changes a community for the better like volunteering.

I work hard because I am passionate to help my patients feel youthful and healthy naturally. I have created and cultivated a resilient community that I authentically care about and continue to give back.

Stepping out on this trip to Uganda took me away to listen to my heart in new ways. It helped me by get out of the day to day, week to week schedule. I found participating in a positive impact with a community beyond my borders that certainly requires support, extended my purpose and allowed my daughter witness the same as such an early age.

#3. Expand Connections

In a society where technology has taken over, we can become lonely very quickly! We seem to let the clock run us so stepping out of our regular work environment which rules most of our day, can interfere with our ability to expand our network.

We count on our digital communities keep us connected but over time without personal engagement, can prove to distance and isolate us from having meaningful impact and interpersonal relationships. Volunteering in person seems to help balance my work schedules. It allows me to get out of the office, house or the same old routine to broaden my horizons with others who have similar passion and interests to contribute.

Experiencing the honor to give back in a meaningful way while meeting others willing to do the same, adds a special spark of life from the heart. It can ground your focus on making a living when a new experience reminds you to be present and simply enjoy the process.

#4. Improve your Health (mind, body and spirit)

Improving your health is what I teach my family, patients and apply personally all week long. I know how we think, live and feel can have a direct, real impact, upon our own health and longevity.

I find it interesting when I donate my time and invest unconditionally in an organization that has a proven track record to show they are making a positive difference in the health of a community, I participate in the rise of everyone’s physical, emotional and spiritual health together. It is powerful when we get outside of ourselves for some time to connect, improve and harmonize with the lives of others.

Giving back life force as it relates to health is a special offering I understand. It goes beyond financial contributions. The ability to be an example and live a simple healthy life has its gifts far beyond any ones imagination and it is personal.

Don’t stay on the sidelines with your own health or learning about balancing mind, body and soul by observing others who are less fortunate. They reveal secrets due to their limited resources that can become part of their gift back to you.

It is best to simply take action for yourself, one step at a time, so you can become the example for others. You do not have to be an expert in health to share what has worked for you with others interested in your like-minded objectives.

#5. Lead Others by Example

My friend Vivian who founded JLMC Foundation has a special story that inspired her to build her non-profit. It is important to know, you do not have to go to that length to contribute as you can lead others by your own example.

When if comes to any great idea or an honest effort in leadership think of ways to help in the long term by providing an ongoing contribution. I find when I give back, I choose pure organizations or ways to open myself to opportunities that take my leadership to new heights. I witnessed this with my daughter, Hannah, as she interacted with the girls in Uganda, some of them younger than her.

Yes, there were days when we thought it was too hot and uncomfortable to feel inspired to do anything for anyone. Just like in life, when you move beyond the small things and show up to the bigger experiences, like seeing the joy in those we serve, the feeling of being inconvenienced for a short time disappears when our efforts add value to others we were serving.

#6. Share Your Skills

I know we all have a special gift to offer the world, so find it in you and share with others who will appreciate it.

What do you feel is your strength?

It is important to put your heart, mind and talents to the test by donating and volunteering for a particular cause or organization to help others as you allow yourself to grow as well. I can seem like such a surprise when you strengthen your own talents and passion as you humbly make a difference.

Embrace the celebration of sharing your skills to help others. I can assure you it comes back to you 1,000-fold.

#7. Embrace the Good Feeling

Over the years I have discovered giving back builds our emotional wealth, and simply feels good. When I contribute to help others, I can feel the natural side effect that reaffirms my own beliefs that there is goodness within ourselves and others.

We just do not see enough examples of this in the society we live in today unless it is a celebrity. Know you do not have to be famous to find what fore fills those desires from within your soul.

When you feel it, embrace the good feeling every time.

#8. Give Authentically

Everyday I am inspired to contribute authentically with empathy. It is natural to give back to others in ways you believe is appreciated and gives you a higher sense of self knowing if the circumstances were reverse someone would be there for you also.

Without a real reason, for a true cause, with a solid story, contributions appear to be shallow and received as some type of self-adoration. Dig deeper into yourself, and embrace your legitimate heartfelt needs. It is only then that you can make an impact with hope and intention to authentically give back!

Self-Care Includes Giving Back
Let your Vision become Bigger than YOU and Share your Desire to GIVE!

I truly hope you enjoyed a year of giving on some scale. It becomes easier to take action with the opportunity to grow in this way if you begin small then expand your commitment gradually. I feel satisfied on every level of my life when I continue to make a variety of commitments to GIVE BACK each year!

I would like to hear from you! Please share with me ways you have made difference in your family, community, preferably outside of your professional life. If you didn’t have the opportunity to indulge in this special way to personally grow, or haven’t found the organization that fits your heart, let me know that too. I would enjoy discussing ideas we can come up with together.

It is hard to believe another year is coming to an end. The light of an ending is the beginning that gives you a brand new start. Find your 8 top reasons to give back in your life and enjoy reflecting with grace as you begin another new year.

I would like to thank you for being in my life of service and would like to wish you and yours a Happy, Healthy Holiday Season into the New Year!

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…email me 24/7: Robyn@RobynBenson.com

LIVE to be 139 Years Strong: Turning Degeneration into Regeneration

Learn how to LIVE to be 139 Years in this Doctor Driven Seminar with Interactive Workshop

Most of us understand what it means to have a degenerative diseaseWikipedia explains degenerative disease as the result of a continuous process based on degenerative cell changes, affecting tissues or organs, which will increasingly deteriorate over time, whether due to normal bodily wear or lifestyle choices such as exercise or eating habits. Another reason for the degeneration of cells could be metabolism, both the natural decrease in metabolism as a person ages and abnormalities in metabolic rate due to genetics. Degenerative diseases are often contrasted with infectious diseases.

Many find this perspective of aging hopeless for obvious reasons.  I am excited to share a vision of the future of an anti-aging lifestyle.

My ART (Amplified Regenerative Therapies) at Santa Fe Soul considers the polar opposite a degenerative or aging process which supports regenerative solutions and practices. Regenerative medicine reverses the thinking around degenerative disease. It’s the science of boosting healing naturally in damaged tissues and in under-functioning endocrine and immune systems. This is achieved with nutrition therapy, stem cells and oxidative medicine (ozone and high dose vitamin C IVs). It also includes restoring healthy joints, hair growth, skin rejuvenation and sexual function with your own platelet rich plasma (PRP).

I am a Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM) celebrating innovative and game changing approaches to today’s health care. As I travel the world to learn more about the most advanced leading-edge therapies, procedures and products designed to renew, restore, and revive peoples’ health I invested in the technology and education to offer a complete menu of services built around regenerative medicine in my practice.

Can you imagine living to be 139 years strong?

It appears our current health care system is failing us, so those living an anti-aging lifestyle are taking their health in their own hands and discovering how regenerative medicine is the wave of the future.  Anyone researching the benefits of complementary medicine will discover many natural ways that are now supporting a positive outlook to health. I made a short list of therapies that have become popular at Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health over 15 years:

Prolozone has been used for athletes for years.  Now everyday patients with chronic pain are learning how Prolozone can help promote the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints and ways it can be applied to various musculoskeletal problems.

PRP has been used to improve the quality of men and women’s skin (also known as Vampire Facelift®), breasts (also known as Vampire Breastlift®), hair regeneration (also known as Vampire Hairlift®).  Recently PRP has been proven to help women with incontinence and pain with sex, called an O-Shot®, and to help men with ED, called the P-Shot®.

10-Pass Ozone Therapy which has become the latest and greatest tool for the treatment of many diseases!

-> Reduces blood pathogens including bacteria, viruses and molds.

-> White blood cell activity is increased.

-> Stem cell production and liberation are both increased.

-> Increase mitochondrial activity

 

UVB/Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation plus Ozone together which has become a safe and natural therapy using light as a natural antibiotic, read more. UVBI may sound intimidating, but the health benefits are immense.  By introducing UV waves (which are found in sunlight) to your blood, your body is helped in fighting off viruses and bacterial infections as well as given an immune boost to fight off illness.

IV Therapies are various treatments that are available to help with everything from illness to fatigue to detoxification:

The Myers’s Cocktail of calcium, magnesium, vitamin C and B complex has been shown to be effective in treating migraines, chronic fatigue and respiratory infections.

A Vitamin C IV can boost your immune system, help get rid of infection and, according to a WebMD* article, is linked to boosting the capability of chemotherapy to kill cancer cells.

A Magnesium push can be another good way to treat acute migraines while also combating various cardiovascular diseases.  Magnesium also improves blood flow and blood pressure.

The GSH Glutathione push is an antioxidant powerhouse.  Glutathione is considered the master antioxidant and is found in every cell in the body.  We lose Glutathione as we age.  The use of a GSH Glutathione push helps replace lost Glutathione, which in turn helps to detoxify the body, strengthen the immune system and improve overall health.

A Heavy Metal Detox not only detoxifies key systems and organs in the body like the liver and kidneys, it also supports the immune system.

As a practicing DOM, I am thrilled to be hosting a Doctor Seminar with interactive workshops designed to train other practitioners solutions designed to turn degeneration into regeneration.  Harper Restoration System is presenting an Advanced Biological Allograft with Ozone and aesthetics with Biological Allograft at my center in Santa Fe each fall. I invite you to contact me today to take advantage of these powerful natural therapies that can change your patient’s life.

This is a Doctor-Driven, very advanced, class being introduced to practitioners interested in helping their patients regenerate naturally.  All attendees will provide the input needed to help lead the class.

We  require all students to complete the pre-screening questionnaires and watch videos before attending class.  Attendees will purchase their Biologic Allograft equipment before this begins workshop so the practitioners will be ready to begin applying what they have learned on Monday when they get back to their offices.

We will introduce distinguished expert physicians’ instructors:

Dr. Dennis Harper, DC is a renowned physician, speaker, and trainer in Regenerative Medicine using Ozone, Vitamins, and Biological Allograft in innovative applications and protocols that he has developed to treat patients. Along with research and terminology, you will learn about several different types of sources that are currently on the market, how they actually work, as well as the risks & benefits. You will learn administration methods, when to use each, and how to implement these techniques into your existing practice.

If you are interested in learning more about how youthful aging is a choice with ART, get free access here. If you are referring your Medical Doctor (MD), Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM), Naturopathic Medical Doctor (NMD), Naturopathic Doctor (ND) and Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) so they can offer outpatient solutions that can regenerate your health, let us know and we will reach out to them.  Space is limited to 15 attendees for each Doctor-Driven seminar we offer.

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My name is Dr. Robyn Benson and I am an author, speaker, self-care and regenerative medicine expert is known by many to be THE health detective with life-changing solutions!  I am the owner and founder of Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health for over 14 years located in the “Land of Enchantment,” New Mexico.

For over 25 years, I have applied my considerable knowledge of acupuncture, platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy, Herbs, IV therapies and love for healthy travel to help patients resolve acute and chronic health challenges and to achieve optimal and sustainable health.  I look forward to meeting you and learning how ART can support your regenerative lifestyle.