Sanoviv – Hospitality, Friendship & Guidance

This is where your healing begins

Here at Sanoviv Medical Institute high quality hospitality is one of our guiding principles. Our dedication to this philosophy is what sets us apart from other medical institutions around the world.  You will feel the warmth and kindness as soon as you are picked up by one of our courteous drivers and then settled on the Sanoviv shuttle.  After a brief drive down the coast you will arrive at Sanoviv and pass through our secured, high walled gates. It is here that you will be greeted with a smile by our Guest Services staff.
This is where your healing begins.

Our Guest Services department consists of three Coordinators and a Guest Concierge. Prior to your arrival, you are assigned a personal Coordinator that will guide you from the moment you arrive until the moment you leave Sanoviv. Our coordinators are high energy individuals that are stationed at the front desk in the lobby.  They are outgoing, organized, warm & friendly, and ready to provide emotional support. They are also the communication filter between our guests and the treating physician and/or therapist.
They will be sure that your needs are met in a prompt and orderly fashion.

Your personal Coordinator will greet you with open arms as soon as you step off the shuttle. Next, they will provide you with a complete orientation of your suite and a guided tour of our installations; along with some historical background of this carefully selected location.  But most importantly they will make you feel at home. In the event that you decide to visit Sanoviv without a companion as many of our guests do, you will not be alone. Our Guest Services department will approach you every morning and throughout the day to ensure that your day is going well and that your daily schedule has all the activities your medical team has indicated for you.

Our goal is to make your health a priority, and to give you the love and support that will make this experience a most memorable one.

The atmosphere breathes rest and comfort, and the many chambers seem full of welcomes.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882), American poet & educator

Franken-grains (genetically modified grains)

A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences discusses the potential to genetically modify different varieties of wheat to contain less immune stimulating glutens (prolamins) for patients diagnosed with gluten sensitivity or Celiac disease.

Is this dangerous?  If we look at other examples of genetic manipulation to grains and damage now being linked to them, the answer is yes.  The problem with genetically modified foods is that they have never been adequately studied to be safe.  There are too many unforeseeable consequences, and there is no way to adequately determine safety in humans without performing long term comprehensive research with humans.  Most likely, introducing a new species of grain into an already sick population will create many more problems than solutions.  Some research links the cross breading of wheat to the increased gluten toxicity that we currently face.

Wheat supplies about 20% of the total food calories consumed worldwide; and is a national staple in many countries. Besides being a key source of plant proteins, it is also a major cause of many diet-induced health issues, especially Celiac disease. The only effective treatment for this disease is a total gluten-free diet.

Looking Beyond Gluten – Genetically Modified Foods

In recent years, the popularity of the gluten free diet is definitely on the rise.  One of the reasons why it works well is because so many people are gluten sensitive; but are there other reasons why going on a TRUE gluten free diet can be so helpful?  The following is a list of additional reasons why a gluten free diet can be beneficial:

  1. A TRUE gluten free diet eliminates all grains and therefore eliminates a bulk of genetically hybridized and modified forms of food from the diet.
  2. Eliminating gluten/grain reduces the dietary exposure to toxic fungicides, herbicides, and pesticides.  Many of these chemicals are known to contribute to autoimmune disease and hormone disruption.
  3. Eliminating gluten/grain improves the omega 3 to omega 6 balance in the body – this balance regulates the process of inflammation and has a profound effect on joint and muscle pain.
  4. Eliminating gluten/grain reduces the quantity of digestive resistant lectins.  Many of these food compounds hinder digestion and contribute to inflammatory reactions in the body.
  5. Eliminates multiple chemical additives.  Most grain products contain a laundry list of ingredients that are not suitable for human health.
  6. Eliminates excessive carbohydrate consumption.  The human body is not designed to run on a high carbohydrate diet.  One of the major reasons we see obesity and diabetes increasing in epic fashion is the hyper consumption of grain based carbohydrate foods.  Despite popular belief, excessive grain consumption will not reduce your risk of heart disease.

Why do we assume that grain is such a healthy food?

The Food Guide Pyramid recommends large quantities of grain as a staple food in the diet. Why? Did you know that the U.S. Government mandated that processed grain products be fortified with vitamins and minerals in 1943? The reason? Processed grains caused nutritional diseases like Beri Beri and Pellagra (vitamin B1 and B3 deficiency respectively).

Detrimental Qualities of Grain (Including Whole Grain)

  • The seeds are doused with chemical hormones and pesticides like atrazine to aid in growth. These chemicals mimic estrogen and cause hormone disruption in both men and women.
  • Low in the essential fatty acids EPA and DHA (omega 3)
  • Poor source of complete protein
  • Contain enzyme inhibitors
  • Contains addictive proteins that can alter behavior, mood, and contribute to mental dysfunction
  • Contain anti nutrients that cause malabsorption of minerals
  • Contain autoimmune inducing peptides and lectins
  • Cause sodium and water retention
  • Cause excessive insulin response leading to weight gain and diabetes.

But Our Children Eat Grain -

  • Breakfast = Cereal, donuts, bagels, cereal bars, tortillas, toast, pancakes, etc.
  • Lunch = Sandwich breads and other types of “buns”, and whole grain crackers
  • Dinner = Pasta, pizza, breaded chicken fingers, hamburgers, etc
  • Snacks = Goldfish, whole grain crackers, drinks and fruit snacks loaded with corn syrup (yes, corn is a grain – not a vegetable).

Our children are fatter and sicker than they have ever been. According to statistics and recent published studies, half of kids today are overweight.

What Can You Do?

  • Become educated and make healthy diet changes for you and your family today.
    Here are some additional resources we recommend.

www.celiac.com

www.organicconsumers.org

www.glutenfreesociety.org

Non-GMO Shopping Guide to help you identify and avoid foods with GMOs.

Flossing Before Brushing?

by Abdiel Marquez DDS, Sanoviv Dental

Did you know? Flossing before brushing gives you an opportunity to clear out the space between teeth, which will allow the toothpaste to do its job more thoroughly. Furthermore, it loosens all of the food particles and bacteria that will be washed away while brushing and rinsing.

However, the real concern is whether or not you floss. Most people have been instructed to floss after brushing and this is much better than not flossing at all. This will remove food particles and bacteria from your teeth that have just been brushed clean, which is why flossing before brushing makes good sense.

Tips

Rinsing first

Rinsing before you floss and brush loosens food particles and buildup, making brushing even more effective.

Don’t leave your toothbrush in the bathroom

The odors in the bathroom are ferments, vapors, bacteria and viruses that come out from urine and feces all over the bathroom floating, seeking for a damp place to cultivate (toothbrushes bristles).

Recent studies have found the following bacteria in toothbrush bristles, which can be the cause of various stomach or intestinal illnesses:

Serratia
Escherichia coli
Giardia
Salmonellosis

Viruses

Most people (7 of 10) leave their toothbrushes in the bathroom.  The toothbrush should be stored in a dry place outside the bathroom or covered with a suitable case.

Remember to brush a minimum of 2 times per day but preferably after each meal for optimal oral health.

We recommend PerioClear mouthwash (http://www.sanovivstore.com/perioclear–alcoholfree-mouthwash.html) and PerioScript concentrate for oral irrigators (http://www.sanovivstore.com/perioscript-oral-cleansing-concentrate.html)

Nutrition for the Holidays and Healthy Goals for the New Year.

The recipe in the photo is variation of our coconut macaroons. Simply use the coconut macaroons recipe below and add (1) heaping tablespoon of fresh grated organic ginger to get a real ginger “snap” in your macaroons. Aka “Ginger Snacaroons”.

If you missed this webinar today with Sue Ward, please go to www.sanoviv.com and a recording of this 30 minute webinar will be posted on our Events page.

Here are the recipe handouts and also a copy of our new Sanoviv Recipe Book. Enjoy!

http://www.sanoviv.com/docs/ChocolateDippedBananas.doc

http://www.sanoviv.com/docs/BlueberryMintLemonade.doc

http://www.sanoviv.com/docs/AngeledEggs.doc

http://www.sanoviv.com/docs/CoconutMacaroons.docx

http://www.sanoviv.com/docs/CoconutSweetPotatoes.doc

http://www.sanoviv.com/docs/Limeade-with-RaspberryIceCubes.doc

http://www.sanoviv.com/docs/Shrimp-Dip.doc

http://www.sanoviv.com/docs/Spinach-Brietopped-Artichoke.docx

http://www.sanoviv.com/docs/Walnut-Spread.docx

Sanoviv Recipe Book link http://www.sanoviv.com/health-guide/RecipeBook_NEW.pdf

Enjoy your holidays,

Be well!

Peace