Thursday, August 27, 2015
Catching Up Blogging
5:01 pm edt
The last two years have been exceedingly busy with the registration of so many Lane County residents with Trilllium/OHP.
We have had the pleasure to see lots of new patients from this insurance Medicaid plan. Many parents come with questions
regarding selectively and specifically vaccinating their kids. Education and evaluation of risk factors and susceptibility
are important to adjusting and administering vaccinations using an individualized scheduling according to the child and family
presentation. An example of this change to a CDC recommendation: if a mom at the time of birthing does not have
Hepatitis B - why would we have a newborn injected with Hepatitis B vaccination within 24 hours of delivery. Research
shows that because of mom's natural passive immunty to infant, the best time to vaccinate is after breast feeding and
perhaps after a child is past 1 year old.
Pertussis is a concern in this part of the world. Naturopathic
medicine is great for prevention and treatment. Vaccinating siblings and parents of age 0-3 provides some immune protection
to an infant. In high risk situations, following CDC recommendations is possible. Research has not been utiilized
to confirm the validity of the CDC schedule for the most optimal timing of vaccinating. As a practitioner, Dr Kelly
reviews each client individually.
I have heard parents say thier pediatricians will not provide health care due
to Trillium/OHP not paying the practitioner if the child is not following the CDC schedule for vaccination. Dr Kelly
believes this is unethical medical practice and coercive.
Have a wonderful rest of the summer months. Blessings
to the onset of rain in our region. Keep our fire fighters safe.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
A New Year and Renewal of Health Commitments
7:08 pm est
How often do we turn the corner in a new year and reflect on what we can do to improve our overall health and well being.
Here are a few suggestions: 1. Fresh air everyday. Take time even in the rain to be outside and breath in the
cool wet air. This helps to energize your body through your lungs. 2. Walk 10-30 minutes daily. It's not
the weather; it's our gear. Even if you only make it around the block, you have taken time to move your body and see
what's going on in the neighborhood. Strive for 7000-10,000 steps daily. 3. Drink water - at least four - eight
ounces glasses; but for every cup of caffeine, drink four cups of water. If you have cardiac problems or blood pressure
problems - please, consult with your primary care provider. 4. Eat three meals daily with protein sources in each meal.
This can be a vegetarian or meat source of protein. Refrain from eating processed foods, fast foods, white sugar and
white flour products - unless you are celebrating a birthday! Life is too short. 4.Find time for laughter and enjoyment or
reflection and quiet. 5. Take part in an activity in your community weekly. You might attend a concert,
walk to the play-ground and watch children, voluteer at a school or event, go to a neighborhood meeting, or check on an elderly
neighbor. Engage yourself in your community.
Have a wonderful and transitional 2013
Thursday, April 26, 2012
3:28 pm edt
I wanted to remark on the Pertussis issue that is surfacing and baby.
I attended a Vaccination seminar specifically
on Pertussis this week.
There is an increase in this bacterial infection in California and Washington - with King county
posting an alert.
3y/o and below are at most risk from the sequela of the bacteria ie the toxins that are secreted effecting
tract and causing airways issues.
Second children are most at risk due to carriers from older
siblings and adults around them bringing the exposure home and
having close contact with baby.
1.) Check for pertussis titers in adults and middle age kids. Pertussis vaccination wanes in strength after 10y/o
and there is now a new vaccination for teens.
2.) Consider inoculation of breast feeding mom or pre pregnancy mom so
baby can get passive immunity through mom via placenta and breast milk (for non vaccinated babies, esp)- this is a
most recent idea and I like it.
The pertussis is a most challenging and tenacious bacteria. It can really be a
problem for this under 3 y/o age group mostly.
Just some thoughts - share with other moms. If there are
questions let me know.
Monday, February 6, 2012
3:49 pm est
The Winter days have been curiously wonderful. Bright sunshine, cold mornings, early buds creates an opportunity
to pause and reflect on the changes occurring in our worlds. Lately, I've been thinking a lot about transformation.
I was pondering the metamorphosis of the catepillar into the butterfly and thinking that the process must either be painful
in some respect or that there was a wonderful narcotic that was secreted to allow a state of numbness through this alluring
transformation. What I did recognize as being most significant is the element of time. Time being so exacting
for the emerging of the butterfly after being in the chrysalis for its period of transformation.
How do we transform?
How do we numb ourselves during this period of change? How do we present in a graceful manner to accept the tide of
change? How do we question the possible avenues that are available to us in our quest and process of change?
believe the many diseases that we are witnessing in this time are presentations of genetic change of our species. We
are exposed to so many varied elements in our foods, our environment, our technology, and our medical care. What is
our transformed species being prepared for with respect to the worldly changes that are occuring? There is much to think
about during this time of transition.
Blessing for the remainder of these Winter months.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Japanese Nuclear Activity May Pose Radiation Exposure to US
12:48 am edt
Due to the earthquake and subsequent damage to the nuclear plants in Japan, the potential for radiation exposure from the
cloud/storm systems traveling across the Pacific ocean presents itself. The expected land fall of the Pacific front would
be sometime this week3/16-18, 2011.
Treatment - Seaweed combinations of Wakame, Kombu, Kelp, Fronds, Iridea, Fucus...
will help to offset one's exposure to the radioactive iodine, strontium, and cesium. Taking potassium iodine or Lugol's
solution will help to saturate Iodine receptors on the thyroid, also; but this will not reduce other radioactive elements
from being absorbed.
Treat your animals, also with the seaweed powder. 1-2 tsp daily or 600-1200 mg
2-3 times daily. For children the dose would be half.
Powder can be dusted on popcorn, potatoes, salads, vegetables,
or anywhere where a salty flavor (somewhat fishy) would be palatable. You can also just encapsulate the powder and take
6-10 (00) caps daily.
email with questions.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
The Wound That Doesn't Heal
6:15 pm est
Acute inflammation by definition is a finite self-limiting presentation. All chronic inflammation begins as acute
inflammation but does not follow the well-orchestrated process of acute inflammation. Observations suggest that chronic
inflammation is involved in tumor initiation, promotion, and progression. The chronic inflammatory condition
contributes to 15-25% of all cancer conditions worldwide. Examples of chronic inflammatory conditions that are associated
with cancer risks include the following: Schistosoma hematobium with bladder cancer; H. pylori with gastric adenocarcinoma;
hepatitis viuse with cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, asbestos-induced inflammation with bronchogenic carcinoma or
mesothelioma; and HPV with cervical cancer.
Does a tumor facilitate its exitence through the manipulation of hte immune
system and the promotion of chronic inflammatory mechanisms, or does a chronic inflammatory condition proactively recruit
and transform stem cells into tumor cells? The interplay and paradoxical patterns of innate and adaptive cellular communication
promote a proinflammatory and protumorigenic environment that allows tumors to grow and escape immune surveillance.
At determined points, the inflammatory pathways benefit the host through the repair and remodeling of the extracellular matrix
and vascular system, remobal of bacterial proliferation through oxidative burst and phagocytic engulfing, and appropriate
surveillance of renegade cellular division. On the other hand, these same custodians of tissue trauma, pathogenic invasion,
impaired cellular growth, angiogenesis, and oxidative damage will become traitors tothe well-being of the host after reachin
critical mass in the chronic state of disease. In the region of neoplastic development in association with chronic inflammation,
the collaboration between the innate and adaptive immune systems can favor the development of cancer progression.
a naturopathic physician, my treatment principles have foundations in the biochemical signalling that can generate and contribute
to ongoing chronic disease and potential tumor formation. I work to assess and treat pathways of inflammation.
These protocols include assessing diet and life style, suggesting herbal and nutritional formulas and utilizing principles
of natuopathic medicine to guide me in suggesting treatments for prevention and elimination of inflammation and the promotion
of a balanced vs a rogue immune state in the body.
Friday, February 5, 2010
Integrated Cancer Treatment
3:17 pm est
Cancer is a personal affront to more people everyday. Through herbs, nutrition, homeopathy and lifestyle management
changes, Dr Kelly provides an integrated approach alongside conventional treatments for cancer. Appropriately selected
and individualized care help to augment and support you during conventional medical care:surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.
State of the art biological testing, helps to specifically target your treatments, such that, you benefit from both conventional
and alternative therapies. After completion of conventional interventions, Dr Kelly designs a wellness package for you
that helps to restore your immune system and reduce reoccurence of your cancer.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Maintaining Blood Sugar throughout the day Reduces Food Cravings and Weight Gain.
4:49 pm est
Fiber at every meal helps to maintain blood sugar levels, thus reducing food and appetite cravings. Adding fiber
into your mid day snack will help reduce blood sugar lows and highs - thus reducing spontaneous munching and calorie rich
Fiber - Brown rice, quinoa, Metamucil, fiber bars, beans are just a few food choices that you can include
mid- morning and mid-afternoon to avoid sugar drops that send you to the cookie jar.
Choosing a healthcare provider is one of the most important decisions you can make. You want someone who is caring, knowledgeable,
and accessible. Someone willing to take the time to go over all of your options and treat you as a person, not just a patient.
At our practice, we pride ourselves on our patient service.
We offer expert advise
on alternative treatment modalities for acute or chronic illness.
We support an integrated treatment
approach to wellness during cancer treatment, surgery, and post cancer treatment.
We offer comprehensive
evaluations for the treatment of menopause, anxiety, infertility, headaches, frequent colds and infections, menstrual irregularities,
viral infections, insomnia, endocrine disorders, and cancer.
We've created this web site
for both new and current patients. It includes specific information on our practice and our doctors along with general wellness
10:00am -6:00pm Tuesday & Thursday
1:00pm - 600pm Wednesday
- 1:00pm Friday
Dr Kelly BSN, MPS, ND
1695 Jefferson St
Eugene, OR 97402