The Importance of Daily Rituals

As a natural practitioner, our focus is on the human body as a whole. Rather than solely examine an area of pain or a certain illness our goal is to develop a lifelong understanding of patients eating habits, lifestyle and mental state. This is traditionally an uncommon approach in Western medicine. As usually a series of tests, diagnostics, and prescriptions are given before truly understanding a patient.

 

Part of Naturopathic medicine in encompassing a healthy and active lifestyle, this involves much more than just eating right and exercising. Looking for key aspects such as sleep patterns, hydration, diet, work environment, the quality of the air you breathe at your home and various other factors that are typically are not looked at in Western medicine. This gives doctors a more unique relationship with patients that in a communication sense removes many barriers.

 

At MetroMD, we offer various regenerative treatments. Natural medicine embodies this theme by presenting an alternative to reaction based medicine. Natural medicine takes a strong preventative approach to ensure the body is well kept in fighting disease.

Learn more about Natural Medicine and it’s practice as Dr. G breaks down the importance of daily rituals in this video below!

Posted on March 12, 2019 by:

As a natural practitioner, our focus is on the human body as a whole. Rather than solely examine an area of pain or a certain illness our goal is to develop a lifelong understanding of patients eating habits, lifestyle and mental state. This is traditionally an uncommon approach in Western medicine. As usually a series of

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The Practice of Hot and Cold Showers

The practice of hot to cold water immersion is nothing new. There is evidence of ancient Romans utilizing this practice for health. Hippocrates, the father of medicine consistently used cold water bathing with his patients. The use of this water technique for health is called hydrotherapy and it is one of many naturopathic modalities.

A randomized control trial of 3,018 people out of the Netherlands studied the effects of hot to cold showers on subjects over a month period. The groups included those that ended showers in 30, 60, or 90 seconds in the coldest temperature and one group which just took normal temperature showers throughout. All three hot to cold groups showed a statistically significant outcome of 29% reduction in sickness absence vs. the normal shower group. In other words, the 3 intervention groups had more robust immune systems than the control.

There is a new found interest in cold water therapy due to the growing popularity of the Wim Hof method and how it amazingly modulates immune responses during cold exposure.

The exact mechanism of how this phenomenon happens is unknown but it is believed to be governed by the nervous systems effect on immunity. For me it is intensely rejuvenating, energizing (better than coffee) and therapeutic to injured muscles. I look forward to these daily showers.

How to do it: Start with a warm shower, wash yourself as you normally would. Once you are done move the lever down to as cold as it gets. Let the water hit all parts of your body for 60 seconds. Once done, immediately go back to warm for 3 minutes. Repeat this cycle 3x (hot (3min) to cold (1min)) then END IN COLD. Be careful if you have any heart issues or other at-risk diseases. This is one of my favorite remedies during flu season!

Posted on March 6, 2019 by:

The practice of hot to cold water immersion is nothing new. There is evidence of ancient Romans utilizing this practice for health. Hippocrates, the father of medicine consistently used cold water bathing with his patients. The use of this water technique for health is called hydrotherapy and it is one of many naturopathic modalities. A

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Natural Medicine at MetroMD

Natural Medicine or naturopathic medicine is becoming increasingly more popular in America and for good reason! Natural medicine can be defined as “Naturopathy or naturopathic medicine is a form of alternative medicine that employs an array of pseudoscientific practices branded as “natural”, “non-invasive”, and as promoting “self-healing”. The ideology and methods of naturopathy are based on vitalism and folk medicine, rather than evidence-based medicine.”

This approach of healing the body from within includes personalized and lifestyle based consulting that is fairly uncommon in traditional western medicine. Currently, western medicine is heavily focused on an approach to disease that is more reactive whereas in natural medicine the focus is on prevention. This includes a variety of daily habitual practices or treatments that can be viewed as an alternative to the prescriptions.

To learn more about natural medicine listen to our very own Doctor Gonzalez breakdown his reasons for studying and practicing naturopathic medicine.

 

 

 

Posted on February 23, 2019 by:

Natural Medicine or naturopathic medicine is becoming increasingly more popular in America and for good reason! Natural medicine can be defined as “Naturopathy or naturopathic medicine is a form of alternative medicine that employs an array of pseudoscientific practices branded as “natural”, “non-invasive”, and as promoting “self-healing”. The ideology and methods of naturopathy are based

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Vitamin Therapy at MetroMD

At MetroMD we have been offering IV Therapy for almost 10 years. This treatment is great for a variety of reasons, IV Vitamin Therapy supplies essential nutrients and vitamins for those needing to maintain or restore a healthy lifestyle. It can also be used as a preventative measure against oncoming flu seasons or periods in your life where you know you will be lacking sleep and/or proper nutrition.

It can be a beneficial jump start for individuals with acute or chronic illnesses. It is also used by other patients that require regular maintenance of these nutrients to control their medical issues. IV Multi-Nutrient formulas can be customized to meet the needs of each patient to treat a number of maladies, including:

Fibromyalgia
Chronic Fatigue
Cardiovascular Disease
Poor Immune Systems
Allergies
Asthma

In order to maximize this treatment it’s important to understand your nutrient and vitamin levels, so we can create a custom plan for you. We can perform micronutrient blood tests that will help us gauge what vitamins you’re lacking.

IV Vitamin Therapy has been a very hot medical procedure over the last couple of years. At MetroMD our IV therapy has created many custom blends of IV Vitamin Therapy and has perfected its cocktails.

If you are a gym goer, beauty enthusiast or just want some plain old hydration there is a vitamin IV for you. IV Vitamin Therapy offers many solutions to obtain vitamins, minerals and vital nutrients in a quick and easy 30 min IV session. Call us today to learn more at 323-285-5300!

Posted on January 16, 2019 by:

At MetroMD we have been offering IV Therapy for almost 10 years. This treatment is great for a variety of reasons, IV Vitamin Therapy supplies essential nutrients and vitamins for those needing to maintain or restore a healthy lifestyle. It can also be used as a preventative measure against oncoming flu seasons or periods in

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Daily Routines with DR.G

I (DR.G) constantly speak about the life-changing results that come from carving out “me time” in the day. I preach this to every person I come across. Particularly because society (from phones to American workdays) is structured to prevent this. I urge everyone to start a practice. Here are the TOP 5 ritual practices I have found to be MOST helpful. In no particular order:
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🙏🏽Gratitude: Do you know the quickest way to change to a vibration of happiness is to say 3 things you are grateful for everyday? Just 3. Be as grateful for a flat tire on the way to an important meeting as you are for your own health. .
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🙏🏽Meditation: The most transcendent of all practices in my opinion. When you quiet the mind, the soul speaks. The more consistent you are the more it permeates to every day waking life. Find your vibe, if you like guided meditation try @calm , otherwise sit in silence and focus on the flow of your breath. It takes time but soon your mind will clear.
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🙏🏽Affirmations: The most effective form of prayer is not one of asking. This puts out the vibration of lack. Instead, speak as if it is already called into existence. All things already exist energetically… our alignment of thoughts, words, and actions determines the frequency which can transduce energy into matter. We are creators. Use “I am” statements in every affirmation.
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🙏🏽Journaling: Wake up and begin writing immediately. You will find that in a state not yet adulterated by daily egoic thoughts that your soul can come through. There is a lot of truth that comes out on paper in this state.
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🙏🏽Yoga: Put together a quick morning sun salutation. This will get your life force flowing. Be sure to focus on the flow of energy throughout and be aware of any blockages. Remember, when you are letting the universe flow through you like a vessel is when you can create miracles. .

Dr. Gonzalez is our naturopathic and functional medicine doctor here at MetroMD. He specializes with nutrition and holistic medicine. Give us a call at 323-285-5300 to set up an appointment with him!

Posted on December 5, 2018 by:

I (DR.G) constantly speak about the life-changing results that come from carving out “me time” in the day. I preach this to every person I come across. Particularly because society (from phones to American workdays) is structured to prevent this. I urge everyone to start a practice. Here are the TOP 5 ritual practices I

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Naturopathic and Regenerative Medicine at MetroMD

Here at MetroMD we incorporate naturopathy or naturopathic medicine into traditional western medicine. We assess the patient as a whole, from lifestyle to family history our goal is to have a deep understanding of a patients medical and personal history. Our integrated clinic specializes in regenerative medicine we offer both holistic and western based treatment depending on the ailments we are addressing.

Natural medicine is a form of alternative medicine that practices healing from within or self-healing. The ideology and methods of naturopathy are based on vitalism and natural medicines that occur organically in nature. Our naturopathic doctor, DR. Gonzalez has years of experience and a wealth of knowledge. He can asses your nutritional needs and put together a personalized program to help you achieve the healthiest version of you!

Our goal as practitioners should never be to suppress symptoms but instead to ask the question. Why is the body creating this disease and how do we work with it to achieve a higher vibration of health. We look for doctors who speak this language. If you are interested in learning more about our services and want to get a deeper understanding of your health and nutrition then give us a call at 323-285-5300!

Posted on December 3, 2018 by:

Here at MetroMD we incorporate naturopathy or naturopathic medicine into traditional western medicine. We assess the patient as a whole, from lifestyle to family history our goal is to have a deep understanding of a patients medical and personal history. Our integrated clinic specializes in regenerative medicine we offer both holistic and western based treatment

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Vitamin Injections at MetroMD

Vitamin Injection Therapy is something we have been offering at MetroMD for quite some time! From Vitamin B-12 to B-Complex we have a wide range of injection based vitamins. Many adults lack the proper daily nutritional intake of vitamins that is recommended by doctors. Our quick and easy vitamin injections help increase levels of certain nutrients patient might be lacking.

The types of vitamin injections we offer include:

Vitamin B-12: Good for energy and restorative functions. B-12 helps with the production of cells and helps keep blood cells healthy and while it also helps make DNA, the genetic material in all cells.

Vitamin B-Complex: Good for energy as well, stamina, recovery, brain, liver and digestive function.

Vitamin C: This is a powerful antioxidant with restorative and powerful anti-aging properties. Good for boosting the immune system so the body is able to fight off infections bacterial and viral.

Glutathione: Master antioxidant that helps with healing, skin brightening, and tissue building and repair!

Vitamin Injections do not require an appointment and can be done in as quick as 5 minutes! For more information on this treatment give our office a call at 323-285-5300.

Posted on November 10, 2018 by:

Vitamin Injection Therapy is something we have been offering at MetroMD for quite some time! From Vitamin B-12 to B-Complex we have a wide range of injection based vitamins. Many adults lack the proper daily nutritional intake of vitamins that is recommended by doctors. Our quick and easy vitamin injections help increase levels of certain

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Vitamin Therapy at MetroMD

At MetroMD we offer a variety of IV drips and vitamins. Our recovery lounge is a great place to relax and recharge. Using a blend of various vitamins and nutrients our staff can perfect an IV blend that matches your needs. We can use a Spectracell blood test to figure out what nutritional deficiencies you have if any. This will enable us to know exactly what we are targeting and trying to replenish.

Other than sickness or deficiency, our IV blends can be a strong treatment for recovery or prevention. This can be recovery from an intensive outdoor adventure, long work week or Flu season. Whatever the reason, getting extra hydration and vitamins can boost your overall morale and energy levels.

An example of this is, MetroMDs hangover “cure” it’s a simple IV. This IV is packed with vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, and water to help ease the effects from the night before. Simply come into our office or if available ask for a nurse to come to you. Within a given amount of time we can have you hooked up to an IV and on your road to recovery. These IVs take about 30min to an hour and truly help alleviate the symptoms of a hangover.

Besides having IV formulas for Hangovers, MetroMD has also tailored specific IVs for other purposes. These include beauty enhancement, muscle recovery, hydration and more. So, if you thinking about having a long night out or already suffering the next day try a Hangover IV drip to ease your symptoms.

Give us a call at 323-285-5300 to set up your IV Drip appointment today!

Posted on November 5, 2018 by:

At MetroMD we offer a variety of IV drips and vitamins. Our recovery lounge is a great place to relax and recharge. Using a blend of various vitamins and nutrients our staff can perfect an IV blend that matches your needs. We can use a Spectracell blood test to figure out what nutritional deficiencies you

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Naturopathic Medicine at MetroMD

At MetroMD we have taken a naturopathic approach emphasizes the need to look at the whole person when creating a treatment plan. Not only do we focus on physical and nutritional aspects, but environmental, social, emotional, and lifestyle as well. By taking the time to create a natural, individualized plan that works with your lifestyle, results are proven effective and long-lasting.

Natural Medicine is the diagnosis and treatment of human disorders using natural methods. This may include healthy recipes, natural products, and more. The basis of natural medicine is to restore the balance of good health for an overall better quality of life.

Our goal as practitioners should never be to suppress symptoms but instead to ask the question. Why is the body creating this disease and how do we work with it to achieve a higher vibration of health. We look for doctors who speak this language. Dr. Christian Gonzalez is a great example and leader of a holistic natural approach to fighting disease. He completed his Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2014.

He will provide optimal patient care, by incorporating Naturopathic modalities, such as botanicals, homeopathy, nutrient, and nutritional support as well as various other therapeutics. He integrates the latest understanding of Naturopathic and Functional therapeutics into all types of medical conditions. Dr. Gonzalez applies the belief that the body has an innate ability to heal itself when given favorable conditions to thrive. He treats all medical conditions both acute and chronic.

Posted on November 2, 2018 by:

At MetroMD we have taken a naturopathic approach emphasizes the need to look at the whole person when creating a treatment plan. Not only do we focus on physical and nutritional aspects, but environmental, social, emotional, and lifestyle as well. By taking the time to create a natural, individualized plan that works with your lifestyle,

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Micronutrient Blood Testing For Nutritional Deficiencies

Here at MetroMD we are pleased to offer Micronutrient blood testing via Spectracell. This blood test helps us determine if you have any nutritional deficiencies and can help us put together a proper nutritional plan for patients. Nutritional balance plays a key role in optimal wellness, chronic disease prevention and managing the aging process.

Traditionally, a person waited to go to the doctor at the first signs of a symptom. Today, individuals are looking for way to not only manage illness with personalized treatment plans, but they are also seeking to achieve a higher level of wellness.

Eating a balanced diet, exercising and taking a multivitamin is simply not enough. Each person’s body is unique in its own way. Due to the complexity of the human body, an individualized health care approach is the only way to guarantee optimal results.

SpectraCell’s Micronutrient tests measure the function of 35 nutritional components including vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and amino acids within our white blood cells. Scientific evidence shows us that analyzing the white blood cells gives us the most accurate analysis of a body’s deficiencies.

SpectraCell’s Micronutrient test includes:

Vitamins
Vitamin A
Vitamin B1
Vitamin B2
Vitamin B3
Vitamin B6
Vitamin B12
Biotin
Folate
Pantothenate
Vitamin C
Vitamin D
Vitamin K
Minerals
Calcium
Magnesium
Manganese
Zinc
Copper
Amino Acids
Asparagine
Glutamine
Serine
Fatty Acids
Oleic Acid
Antioxidants
Alpha Lipoic Acid
Coenzyme Q10
Cysteine
Glutathione
Selenium
Vitamin E
Carbohydrate Metabolism
Chromium
Fructose Sensitivity
Glucose-Insulin Metabolism
Metabolites
Choline
Inositol
Carnitine

SPECTROX™ for Total Antioxidant Function

IMMUNIDEX™ Immune Response Score

Call us at 323-385-5300 to set up your Micronutrient SpectraCell Blood Test!

Posted on October 31, 2018 by:

Here at MetroMD we are pleased to offer Micronutrient blood testing via Spectracell. This blood test helps us determine if you have any nutritional deficiencies and can help us put together a proper nutritional plan for patients. Nutritional balance plays a key role in optimal wellness, chronic disease prevention and managing the aging process. Traditionally,

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