Entries by Thomasina Copenhaver

Thomasina Copenhaver is a naturopathic doctor and registered nurse with over 30 years experience in the healthcare profession. Her passion is writing, researching, and empowering all humans with knowledge of healing at the cellular level; to enable them to make educated and informed choices regarding their health. For more information visit her website: notesfromanaturopath.com or to buy her book, “Notes from a Naturopath” visit Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

Autism and Alzheimer’s—the answer lies in the gut

When autism was first formally identified as a special condition in the 1930’s, it was generally considered a mental health problem. At that time—there was no field connecting psychoneuroimmunology. The brain was treated separately from the body. There is no… 0 Shares |

Could a study published in 1911 hold the key to the successful treatment of cancer?

Cancer has been successfully treated with enzymes for many decades. Enzyme therapy is not new. In fact, it dates back to at least the 1700’s when Jean Senebier discovered that gastric juices could be applied to wounds to prevent infections… 0 Shares |

Surviving Cancer 16 years later–everything new is well forgotten old

My husband is a sixteen-year cancer survivor. When he was diagnosed in 2001 there were no books, no seminars and very few options for Acinic cell cancer. The treatment proposed was very disfiguring with probable facial nerve damage; and the… 0 Shares |

Cholesterol, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s–why Western Medicine gets it wrong

“Almost any edible wild green is richer in vitamins than domestic lettuce. Table lettuce is to wild lettuce what the Protestant’s grape juice is to Christ’s blood, and plays a similar role. Part of us still knows we need the… 0 Shares |

Why are you still taking Statins?

Recently, someone, I care very deeply about told me that she did not want to take statins but her nurse practitioner told her she had to– because her coronary arteries showed plaque build-up aka atherosclerosis. Her insurance would pay for… 0 Shares |

Why are you still doing mammograms?

The Susan G. Komen Foundation first handed out the Pink Ribbon in 1991 to participants in the New York City race for breast cancer survivors. It must have been difficult for sixty-eight year old breast cancer survivor Charlotte Haley—who had… 0 Shares |

Lyme Disease–are bacteria evolving faster than humans?

Imagine, if you will—being recruited to participate in a game of extreme survival skills where you are the hunted. Round one. Survive the overused antibiotics. Let’s hear it for the bacteria! Round two. Outsmart the human immune system. This round… 0 Shares |

Obesity? Heart Disease? Diabetes? Cancer? Maybe it’s not your genes–it’s your lifestyle

For so long, we’ve been conditioned to think our genes are rigid and unchangeable; and they alone define our health and longevity. We expect chronic disease to be treated like the common cold. Take a pill and go back to… 0 Shares |

Is the Western Medicine “Standard of Care” really eliminating disease? Are we better off than we were a century ago or are we being drugged for profit?

Sometime about a hundred years ago, the Rockefeller and Carnegie Foundations decided to “reform” medical education in America by engineering medical school curriculum through their grants and donations. When money comes from a donor—the curriculum and the outcome is logically… 0 Shares |

Do you know how to protect yourself from viruses?

The best way to protect yourself from any virus is to arm yourself with knowledge of how they operate inside you. Learn their survival mechanisms and vulnerabilities. There are more than 4000 known viruses. Scientists have argued whether viruses are… 0 Shares |