CRAVE JUNKFOOD? WANT TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT?

By Jeff Parker Do you crave sweets, carbs, or lust after other junk food? Do you wake up many nights at 2:00 or 3:00? Are you plagued by anxiety or depression? Have your tried going gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free with little relief? If so, you belong to a club with expanding membership no one wants to join. People have talked for years about the effects of good bacteria in our guts versus bad, but scientific research now shows that some bad bacteria in our gut can affect our brain function. But who knew the degree to which our poor moods and unhealthy food desires can be caused by tiny microbes living inside us. According to researcher Athena Aktipis, Ph.D., currently with the Arizona State University Department of Psychology, “Microbes have the capacity to manipulate behavior and mood through altering the neural signals in the vagus nerve, changing taste receptors, producing toxins to make us feel bad, and releasing chemical rewards to make us feel good.” So there they sit in their little “control central” causing unhealthy cravings and emotional distress. Decades of use of antibiotics that kill off good gut bacteria as well as the culprits that cause disease has resulted in a gut climate for many that has progressively let troublesome microbes have more influence in our bodies than ever before. If you’re one of those individuals that rarely felt anxious or depressed until you started having problems with your gut, or you started craving a range of unhealthy foods, especially at night, then homeopathy can be a healing vehicle for you to reestablish a healthy gut flora without throwing other systems out of balance in the process.. Give me a call if you’d like to explore how homeopathy can be a springboard to your renewed...

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Welcome to Parker Homeopathics

Welcome to my new website and my first blog post. I’d like to share with you a little bit about what drives my passion for homeopathy and its practice and what you might expect in working with me. My particular gift is for figuring out how things work. I first discovered this when I was four years old and my father, a successful writer who lacked any mechanical aptitude except for the typewriter, purchased his first sports car. He had just brought it home and we were all gathered in the driveway to see it. Dad wanted to show us the engine but couldn’t figure out how to open the hood. I looked at it for a moment and then opened it for him. To me figuring things out is what makes learning exciting – especially in my practice of homeopathy. There is nothing quite like the satisfaction of working with my clients to identify the specific treatment remedies that relieve the suffering that made them seek help. For many people homeopathy starts out as the alternative medicine of last resort. They come to a homeopath when other treatment methods have failed or their side effects become intolerable. When I was a student I was taught that homeopathy can often successfully treat diseases or conditions conventional medicine classifies as chronic and incurable. Now that I’m in practice I find that is true. For instance, I’m thrilled when someone with asthma can put the inhaler at the back of the medicine cabinet and get their energy back, or when someone with spinal disk problems can regain mobility and be pain free. I feel I’ve definitely made the right career decision when someone who’s had a recurrence of walking pneumonia dragging on for several weeks with no improvement after antibiotic therapy can experience a 90% improvement shortly after a few doses of their homeopathic remedy and complete recovery within a short period of time. I’ll be doing more posts on how homeopathy works punctuated by case studies and research. I hope you’ll want to sign up to receive these posts. In the meantime I invite you to browse around the site and please contact me if you have any questions....

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