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How Healthy Are You Actually? Here’s How To Find Out…

How healthy are you, really?

I know…you feel pretty decent most days, you see your doctor 1-2 times a year, and you have a couple medications that you take on the regular.

Maybe you have a few aches and pains, some sinus issues, or you’re tired a lot of the time…but everyone has that, right? We just have to suck it up I guess. At least that’s what we’re made to believe. Let me tell you – NONE OF THIS IS TRUE!

Learn more by watching this short video…

I’m here to let you know that a lot of these chronic symptoms that we have or cope with each day, are all symptoms of a greater problem. It’s a sign that our body isn’t right. There’s issues in our bodies that need to be addressed.

These symptoms can be very subtle in the beginning but over time it can have a huge impact for the worse.

Because of what we’re told and are made to believe, we start to believe that all of these things are normal and there’s no real solutions. It’s just part of life!

Our body has the tendency to cope really well for a while but then at some point there’s no more biochemical give to cope. That’s usually the time we end up in an emergency room, the doctor’s office, or with a new diagnosis and medication.

One great thing that we functional medicine physicians have that your doctor may not is a medical symptoms questionnaire. It will point out areas of your life and body that are struggling. As a functional medicine physician, this is a tool that I use often in order to evaluate where a client is at on the health-illness spectrum.

I prefer to use natural means to improve the body’s processes, and in finding health and wellness.

I want to challenge you today to take a real look at how healthy you actually are.

Comment below or contact me and I’ll send you this questionnaire for free. As well, book a complimentary call with me so that we can get you on the right path to wellness. Book here – bit.ly/HowHealthyAreYouActually

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Is Crohn’s Disease Or Ulcerative Colitis Taking Over Your Life? It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way & Here’s Why…

Have you been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease or Ulcerative Colitis, but not yet had surgery? Do you have pain every day of your life or many times during the week that are uncontrolled? Do you even have to cancel plans with friends and family because your symptoms are so bad?

If you continue down this path of illness, you’re 10 times more likely to develop colon cancer. You’re more likely to develop multiple autoimmune diseases. You can develop fistulas and infections that affect your whole body. These are all facts of life, among many more, for people with Crohn’s disease or Ulcerative Colitis.

It SHOULD NOT be that way!

To learn more, check out this short video…

My name is Dr. Christina Campbell and I’m here to tell you that there’s hope. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease when I was 12 years old. From there I began my health journey. I was told this would be a disease I would have for the rest of my life. I was told I would be in pain for the rest of my life. I was told that I would likely be unable to have children because of the inflammation. I was told a lot of things.

These things don’t have to be true.

I began to have less pain, more energy, and felt healthier and happier. 

I rarely ever have pain anymore. I’m able to do so much more in my life, without having to maneuver around it because of my condition.

I found functional medicine where we really get to the root cause of your health issues. Not everyone who has Crohn’s disease or Ulcerative colitis will have the same symptoms or root causes. That’s why it’s so important to look at a person individually. Everyone’s different.

If you are ready to put your health first and learn more about improving your symptoms and gaining back energy, then please book a call with me for a complimentary consultation – bit.ly/CallDrCampbell 

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Immune Defense

A Good Defense Requires A Mindful Offense

Good Defense Requires a Mindful Offense

Our Current State of Affairs

President Trump released a statement that we are to remain in self-quarantine for another 30 days. The hospitals and urgent cares all over the country are over run and it seems like there’s no end in sight. Millions of misleading videos are circulating. Each one with new misleading “scientific” evidence on how to kill coronavirus. There’s even one that tells you to use your hairdryer to blow hot air into your sinuses to kill the virus! Insanity.

Why all this Misinformation?

Panic and desperation are likely the motives behind these crazy videos as well as the prayer chains being frantically passed around. People are wondering: what can I do? Will I get sick? How sick will I get? What about my elderly parents or my child who already struggles with multiple illnesses? How can I help myself or my loved ones?

This is not the first article I have written with suggestions on what to do. And many of you who know and follow me realize that I believe there are many natural methods for improving your immune system. Those who know me also know I believe whole food is the supreme source for nutrients. However, what I am going to share with you today is different. It is even better than random whole food. What I am sharing is a personalized nutrition and immune program created just for you!

What Do You Mean By Personalized Nutrition?

The Regenr8 program is the only program of its kind. This program uses advanced epigenetic diagnostics to deliver a custom organic superfood aimed at improving your personal epigenetic gene expression and metabolic profile. Thus, quickly improving your overall health and function of your body systems. My article on Personalized Regenerative Epigenetic Nutrition explains this unique program in more detail. Suffice it to say, this program fixes your gene expression by filling the unique gaps and needs of your body. It is specifically designed to improve Your body, Your overall health and every one of Your body system’s function in the process. Additionally, you can add the newly released Immunity Defense Kit, created to address our current special circumstances.

What is the VPack Immunity Defense Kit?

During a time of worldwide crisis, it is ideal to add personalized nutrition aimed at an overall health boost alongside targeted immune support. Immunity Defense Kit is backed by scientific studies in herbal phytomedicine to support stressed immune systems

Hard core scientific research and superb organic herbal formulation is at the base of the creation of this kit. In it, Regenr8 has created a two-fold plant-based offering.

First, the immunitea is a delicious herbal tea which comes in a sachet for cold brewing. Cold brewing protects the health enhancing constituents of the plants from the dangers of overheating. Drink it daily for general immune boosting throughout the viral season.

Second, is the immunidefense, an herbal supplement utilizing herbs that have scientifically demonstrated targeted immune defense and immune supporting qualities. So what is it that makes this herbal blend unique?

What makes this unique?

Potentilla + supporting herbs

Potentilla

An herb called Potentilla arguta makes this product unique to any other and is the foundation of this blend. This is a strong herb and thus, only available with physician support. This is where I come in!

The science shows Potentilla to be highly active in boosting our body’s particular immune pathways that fight viral illness and support healthy respiratory systems. This Canadian study by the Journal of Ethnopharmacology is one of many studies that provides specifics on the science of how this occurs.

In this study, 100 methanolic plant extracts were screened for anti-viral activity against seven viruses, including coronavirus. Potentilla Arguta, a member of the Rocaceae family, was one of the twelve plants that demonstrated strong anti-viral properties within the coronavirus family. Potentilla Arguta also exhibited complete inhibition of the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in this study.  This is not surprising since RSV and coronavirus are structurally similar. They are both single-stranded RNA viruses which infect mucosal surfaces. It is particularly important to inhibit viral respiratory intrusion of the coronavirus, as that is the principal cause of concern in coronavirus patients.  This is why this plant was chosen as the base of this herbal blend.

The powerful Potentilla arguta blended with Elderberry, Astralagus, Acerola, Echinacea, and green tea creates the VPack Immunity Defense kit.

Elderberry

Elderberry, also known as Sambucus, provides a strong immune system boost, and supports heart and respiratory health. It is rich in bioflavonoids, antioxidants and other components clinically known to enhance immunity. It also contains anthocyanins known to be highly anti-inflammatory in their effects.

Elderberry is especially supportive of respiratory system immunity during seasonal periods of acute stress. It has been studied with influenza cases and been found to improve respiratory function and decrease illness time. Influenza virus is responsible for this year’s particularly bad flu season. It is a virus with a known risk of cytokine storm and ARDS much like COVID-19.

Astralagus

Traditional Chinese medicine has used Astralagus for centuries to strengthen and regulate the immune system. Astragalus contains certain polysaccharides known for their immune supporting properties. Additionally, it contains Astragalosides (antioxidants) which support the integrity of the respiratory tract. Astragalus supports deep immune function by promoting normal levels of specific immune cells and aids in their function. Astragalus appears especially effective when immune function is stressed by epigenetic environmental influences.

Acerola

Acerola are one of the richest sources of Vitamin C, containing between 1500-4500mg/100g. This translates to 50-100 times more than that of an orange or lemon. Because of this high Vitamin C concentration, they are excellent immune system boosters.

Acerola also contains a plethora of phytonutrients including arotenoids phenolics, anthocyanins, and flavonoids. Additionally, acerola is high in caretenoids, several of which have significant pro-Vitamin A activity. This certainly explains the increased interest in this fruit by the scientific and pharmaceutical industries over the last few years.

Echinacea

Echinacea is well known for strengthening the immune system by stimulating the production of T-cells. It also increases the ability of white blood cells to fend off pathogenic invaders.

Green Tea

Green Tea is rich in antioxidants. Several studies have shown that green tea has antimicrobial properties that inhibit the growth of bacteria and viruses. Several chemical constituents of green tea give it these powerful activities.

Polyphenols, also called catechins, are one of the most powerful constituents in green tea. They make up about 30% of the dry weight of the tea leaf. Two in particular are noteworthy here: epigallocate chingallate (EGCG) and epicatechingallate (ECG). These two incredible constituents not only have the ability to supress bacterial and viral factors, but they can even reverse resistance to tough pathogens.

How Do I Use The VPack Immunity Defense Kit?

Regenr8 Immunity Defense Kit

The VPack Immunity Defense Kit includes highly concentrated herbal ingredients of Potentilla and Peppermint tea (10-day course) as well as a 5-day capsule supplement program of potentilla, elderberry, astragalus, rose hips, and echinacea. While they are not medicine, they are high concentration herbal supplements. Therefore, only use this kit if viral symptoms or exposure occur. Think of it as your immunity first aid kit.

Alternatively, use Immunitea 30-Day daily tea daily for immune support throughout the season.

The Race For A Cure

While our traditional pharmaceutical industry is hard at work developing and conducting clinical trials on potential vaccines, I know that you are seeking solutions NOW. I am here to help you find those solutions.

How Can I Best Support My Health Now?

The best way to improve your health is to become part of my 12 week functional medicine program. You can learn more about this by reading this article and scheduling a free consult with me today.

Not ready to jump in yet? That’s ok. The next best option is utilizing the 30 day epigenetic nutritive reset program alongside this VPack Immunity Defense kit. You will experience an overall improved state of health while specifically improving your immune defense with targeted herbals and epigenetically personalized organic superfood.

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Personalized Regenerative Functional Medicine

What do you struggle with?

Are you struggling with releasing unhealthy pounds and inches? Low energy levels? Sleep? Getting the proper nutrition? Your overall health and well-being? In this age of coronavirus, where those who have multiple health issues appear to be a serious target for this virus, now is the time to act! If you answered yes to any of these questions, I can help.

What is a Functional Medicine Physician?

As a functional medicine practitioner, I am a detective, a problem solver, a coach, and a yogi. When you work with me, we take a deep dive into your medical history and together we plot out your personal timeline. We are all humans living in a tough world experiencing many ups and downs. These all effect our mind, body, and spirit, which are intricately connected. Science has proven this! Plotting our your personal timeline helps us both to see how you got here. Furthermore, this timeline points us in the direction of what must be done to regenerate your health.

As your functional medicine practitioner, I am a doctor, a detective, a problem solver, a cheerleader, and a spiritual guide.

Creating a Personalized Plan

As your functional medicine physician, I am a problem solver. Dissecting through the information collected, I find the root driver of your health concerns.  Additionally, I am your coach and therapeutic partner.  Ultimately, we use this information and together we create a personalized plan for you to address these root causes and reverse these issues. I support you through inspiration, education, and constant feedback and input.

I am also your yogi, teaching you to connect your mind, body, and spirit.  By creating a positive mindful state you will find joy, peace, and gratitude. Healing occurs when we feed our soul with positive emotions. I help you find this and bring this into your care plan.

Is it Really Possible to Regenerate Your Health?

Yes! It is possible to regenerate your health. But the trick is to uncover the root cause and address it with a personalized plan.  Visiting multiple doctors and taking pills for each symptom is not the path to healing.  Regeneration requires lifestyle changes that we will create personally for you. I work with you in a partnership, not a “doctatorship”. Personalized medicine based on your story and your epigenetic and metabolic picture is the wave of the future. Combining this with a supportive program that creates an environment conducive to success and change, makes regenerating your health do-able no matter where you are in this process.

If you are ready to make a change and willing to make a change, schedule a free 15 minute consult with me now. However, if you are not ready to work with me, but would like to start somewhere on your own, I highly recommend starting with a personalized epigenetic nutrition plan. It can be a do-it-yourself 30-day personalized regenerative fast and nutrition reset. Alternatively, you can begin this 30-day reset with my guidance by adding my regenr8 consultation program. And in this time of viral scare and self-quarantine, you can add immune support with our Immunity Defense Vpack.  You can learn more about this Immunity Defense in this article.  Please make a change for you today!

Client Reviews

  • Jill M states, “Dr. Campbell is a wealth of knowledge and compassion. I can’t say enough about her. She is the best of both worlds. She has a foundation in “Western Medicine,” but understands its shortcomings and is not afraid to offer alternatives where they may be appropriate.”
  • Kathryn T states, “She’s kind, compassionate, funny, and wicked smart! How blessed are we that we have access to this amazing doctor through the miracle of social media. Thank you for being a wealth of information!”
  • Janalee G states, Dr. Campbell “is passionate about helping us feel better–naturally.”
  • Mary P raves about her experience with me stating, “This amazing woman offers more education and information to help us all be healthier and happier in our lives without chemicals. She is all natural and NATURAL EDUCATOR! I am so grateful for her! I learn so much every time we talk and have so much fun learning it. Love you Dr. Campbell!”
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The Magic of Hemp

It is interesting to me how I have come 180 degrees on this plant. I recognize that I, like millions of people, was brainwashed into believing that this plant was “the devil’s weed”! It seems laughable to me now with all I have learned about plants and essential oils and how they work in our bodies. I believed hemp and marijuana were the same plant and that they had the potential to ruin lives. This is not the truth.

Are hemp and marijuana the same plant?

Hemp and Marijuana are sister plants, much like yin and yang. Marijuana is short and bushy and grown for it’s THC content that provides the “high” many seek. It’s flowers have a skunk-like smell which permeates the air. It is a plant like any other with its purpose and use for those who need it. It provides pain relief for many who are suffering in despair with debilitating pain and metastatic cancers among other diseases.

On the flipside, there is hemp. It has a short life cycle. Interestingly, hemp flowers look similar to those of marijuana but smell very different. Hemp flowers have a more flowery smell. The phytocannabinoid profile of hemp is much more varied than marijuana with minuscule levels of THC and high levels of CBD, CBG, CBN among hundreds of other phytocannabinoids. With stalks reminiscent of bamboo, hemp grows very tall and just as fibrous. This is where the magic lies.

What are the Applications of Hemp?

Hemp can be used to create fabric, rope, building materials and much much more. Hemp is a bioremediator. What does this mean? It absorbs large amounts of toxins in the soils and air that surround it. It can even clean up radioactive waste and is being used to clean up Chernobyl! Hemp containers are carbon negative and quickly degrade. They could replace plastic! How amazing would it be to throw away these containers knowing that they will heal our soil and clean our air? Easily biodegradable, it would stop the contamination of our oceans. Hemp is used to create a sustainable source of clean bio-fuel. This eliminates the need for fracking and wars with countries who control oil supplies.

HempCrete is an anti-microbial and fire-resistant carbon negative building material

Healthy Not High!-Hemp and Whole Food Nutrition

Eventhough these industrial applications are mind blowing, the whole food nutrition that hemp provides our bodies is incredible. We all must feed our Endocannabinoid systems! Our endo- what!? Our Endocannabinoid system! Only recently discovered by science, The ECS is an entirely new body system. It consists of a system of receptors located on the cells in our body. Activated by cannabinoid chemicals, these receptors on our cells turn on a cascade of chemical changes that bring our bodies into homeostasis. Cannabinoids allow the cells of our bodies to work more effectively.

Why I began using hemp based nutrition everyday

Why did I begin using hemp oil? Migraines are the reason. I began having debilitating headaches with my first pregnancy. I endured crippling headaches for 7-10 days during out of every month for 11 years. Consequently, I suffered for 33 months of my life–33 months of my life wasted in bed in unbelievable pain.

I followed the research on CBD for years. As a physician, I worried about losing my license to practice. Thus, I had to wait until it was legal before trying it. However, as soon as it was made legal, I began buying and trying products.

The Good News and The Bad

Want to know the bad news? The bad news is that I was not the only person poising themselves for utilizing hemp. Many business savvy companies were on standby to launch products onto the market. Consequently, as soon as it was legal to sell, these companies flooded the market with poor quality products. As a result, it is really hard to find a good quality hemp product.

Want to know the good news? Well I will tell you! I did all the research, and bought all the crappy products first so you don’t have to. Try the best product on the market right from my Shoppe.

Finding the Best

I absolutely found the best product! This product is grown in Europe in the organic zone, free of all chemicals. This is important for all plant products you consume but even more true if you remember the story of Chernobyl I mentioned earlier. You do not want to consume a product that has been exposed to toxic chemicals or waste. Not only is this product grown in a safe chemical free environment, it is triple lab tested, hemp authority approved, and it is the only hemp supplement listed in the Physician’s Desk Reference. The PDR is the book physician’s use to make recommendations for pharmaceutical grade products.

My Results

I learned the importance of feeding my Endocannabinoid system. By using this product daily, I have not had a put-me-in-bed-for-days, unable-to-see-eat-or-function migraine. I first used this product in March of 2019. As a result, this same day was the last time I had a debilitating migraine. I still have triggers I must avoid. However, if a migraine gets triggered, I am now able to use this hemp oil and stop it in its tracks. Additionally, by feeding my endocannabinoid system daily my system is getting stronger. Therefore, I have been able to decrease the amount I take daily while still feeling amazing.

Opening My Eyes

High Times 1st issue cover in 1974

You know? It’s funny. I came across a magazine called “High Times” in middle school. Do you remember this publication? I was so young and so nervous about sneaking a peak that I remember the details of that experience like it was just yesterday.

I was at a local Florida public library where I was working on a school project. The magazine sat alone on a nearby table. I was in middle school at the time and was very young. Feeling scared and sheepish, I picked it up and read. Interestingly, the article I read was about industrial applications of hemp, particularly paper, cloth and rope. Like many others, I dismissed it as propaganda for “stoners” to try to legalize this “dangerous” plant. I believed the propaganda that my parent’s believed. Interestingly, it wasn’t even the same plant!!! And what about hemp? Well, you cannot get high from it and it is not psychoactive. Therefore, hemp cannot cause addiction. Awakening to the truths around me, I question and research and pick everything apart now. I hope you will take a minute to really look around too. What will you find?

The Power of Plants and Nature is Profound
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Seaweed for breakfast!?

What is in this nutrient-dense delicious dish?

When I am looking to mix up my morning breakfast, I often will incorporate purple Dulse mixed with other seaweeds into a dish with eggs and sauteed veggies and avocado. In this particular breakfast, I sauteed green onions, baby Bella mushrooms, red and yellow bell peppers in coconut oil. I used two wild pastured duck eggs-yolk raw and whites scrambled in coconut oil. Organic BonCook spice trio of Rosemary, Basil, and Thyme is a delicious addition along with organic Curry and Turmeric. Finish this all off with 2 drops of Black Pepper Essential Oil.

Why do I add the Black Pepper essential oil? The Black Pepper essential oil contains piperine. Piperine inhibits our liver’s metabolism of the curcumin in tumeric and therefore, increases the overall levels of curcumin in our body and allows these levels to stay higher for longer. Piperine increases the absorption of curcumin by 2000%! And when you add oil to the mix, like the coconut oil I used to saute the veggies, also increases its absorption of curcumin because it is fat soluble. This meal is powerful and packed with nutrients not only because of the spice combination, but also because of the seaweed! Why eat Purple Dulse seaweed?

Gorgeous in color, Dulse is considered a Red seaweed.

Purple Dulse Seaweed Health Benefits

How Dulse makes these minerals available

Aside from the gorgeous color of purple dulse, what makes it a powerhouse food? During their unique growth process, aquatic plants absorb mineral-rich seawater and convert it into bio-available natural, organic minerals. This process is called biological transmutation. These newly created minerals become part of the plant’s cell structure and can now be assimilated and used by your body. Most minerals are extremely difficult, if not impossible to absorb without the help of plants. This is simply because they are rocks and metals. Using your food to consume these minerals is much more effective than in supplement form. No matter how many milligrams are listed on the supplement bottle, eating them in the rock or mineral state will not allow them to absorb into your body. They are 99% non-digestible.

In which minerals is Dulse rich?

Some aquatic plants have a higher efficiency of absorption of minerals as demonstrated by laboratory research. Purple Dulse seaweed has the highest concentration of digestible minerals anywhere. The top minerals in purple dulse include calcium, potassium, sodium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, iron, iodine, copper, chromium and zinc. Wow! I know! This is incredible and they are all made bioavailable by this beautiful sea plant.

What do each of these minerals do for our body’s?

The calcium in purple dulse builds and maintains healthy bones and teeth. It helps with blood clotting, heart beat regulation and the release of neurotransmitters.

Potassium and sodium are two more minerals in purple dulse which are part of a complex mineral salt system known as electrolytes. Electrolytes are key to controlling blood pressure as well as the pressure of every other fluid in your body. Purple dulse also contains magnesium, whose most important role is in energy production in your most vital organs such as the heart, kidney, liver and brain. Also present in dulse is phosphorus which combines with calcium in bone to give them their hardness. Phosphorus is also required for proper metabolism, which turns food into energy.

Purple dulse contains more iron than beef. Iron is a necessary building block of hemoglobin which is responsible for transporting oxygen to your cells. Iron also supports red blood cell formation. It is essential to our metabolism and energy creation.

Necessary for thyroid function, Iodine is another nutrient in Purple Dulse. It regulates how proteins, fats and carbohydrates are used as well as how energy is created in our cells.

Manganese is an essential mineral involved in many enzyme systems, which control blood sugar, use of energy and the production of thyroid hormones. It is also found in this amazing seaweed!

Copper is a trace mineral found in seaweed. It is crucial in the formation of the brain and the nervous system and also assists in the creation of nervous system chemical messengers. Chromium increases the power of insulin. This affects how carbohydrates, fats and proteins are metabolized and how blood sugar is controlled.

Lastly, zinc is required for our sense of smell and taste, and is also needed for our body’s immune system to work properly to defend us from viruses and other illnesses. Zinc is yet one more trace mineral found in Purple Dulse.

Rich in Vitamins as well-time to make the decision to try it!

Have you decided Dulse is a powerhouse of nutrients? Are you ready to try it? If you are not yet convinced, let me tell you Dulse is also a wonderful source of Vitamins A, C, E, and B. Dulse is a red seaweed. If you want the maximum nutrient value combine brown, red, and green seaweeds together.

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Who Am I?

Grounding against a tree watching a cold early morning sunrise over the woods.

Who am I? I am a wife, mother, daughter, physician, friend, and if you believe my friend Amy, a bit of a bohemian hippy as she likes to call me. I don’t see myself quite like that but it always makes me smile when she says it. 

As long as I can remember, my two favorite times of the day have been sunrise and sunset. Why? Sunrise watched while listening to the birds chirp and the wind blow in the leaves is inspiring and peaceful. It energizes me for my day and reminds me that we begin again everyday. And watching the sunset at the end of the day with all it’s spectacular colors-deep reds, orange, purples, like a complete box of crayola crayons, allows for relaxation and introspection at the end of the day. I believe they are reminders from God and the Universe that we belong and that the cycle of each day should be celebrated.

Who am I? I am a healer, passionate about health and wellness through natural and nontoxic therapies. A practicing physician for 20 + years, I have seen what works and what does not. I am endlessly amazed by the incredible beauty of how our human body is intimately connected with the physics and biochemistry provided by nature. We evolved in our natural environment and our bodies learned to be our healthiest there. We become unhealthy when we do not provide ourselves with correct exposure to nature. Food and plants, light and dark, and the magnetic electrical connection with the Earth are our best medicine–they are the key to our bodies lock. My passion, is helping others unlock this healthy potential in themselves to live happier, healthier, and more productive lives.  

Who are you? And how can I improve your life?