NY Licensing Effort Go Fund Me Support Page
A letter from Dr. Peter Bongiorno:
Hi family and friends of Inner Source Health,
As you know, naturopathic doctors are not yet licensed in New York State even thought 21 states have naturopathic physicians licensed.
As president of the New York Association of Naturopathic Physician (NYANP),I have been working hard to move this through in Albany, but have had resistance from the conventional medical doctors and legislators that are influenced by them for they want to hold down the holistic and natural medicine movement and keep it away from the public.
Nevertheless, we’ve had some interesting events unfold recently:
- In December of 2016, Massachusetts was licensed, which was a big political win for naturopathic medicine over conventional care which tried to stop this
- at same time, a new legislative sponsor, Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, took the helm for us in Albany. Assemblyman Ortiz was the man who created the hands free car cell-phone bill which passed in New York. This bill also went nationwide and as a result, he has become a national figure with political influence. He is a strong supporter of naturopathic medicine, and unlike a lot of politicians, he cares about passing bills he believes in, not ones that are politically helpful for his career or to cater to special interests.
- in late 2016, we saw the indictment and imprisonment of the corrupt leaders both the NY State Senate and the House (Senator Skelos and Assemblyman Silver, respectively)
All three of these events together have created a new political climate that I believe can help the naturopathic medicine licensing move forward.To take advantage of this situation, we need to work with some lobbyists and other state government influencers right now.
The NYANP set up a GoFundMe campaign, and basically, we need to raise about $50,000 for legislative education and lobbyist work to help make this happen. We have identified key lobbyists with excellent contacts that can help, but we need the money pay them for their services.
So, I am writing today because I need your help with three things:
1 - please support the NYANP by going to the link below and to learn more through the video link:
and donate whatever you can: $5, $20, $100, $500…. whatever you can do would be amazing. 100% of the money goes to this effort.
2 - please send a personal note to your friends / family and on social media, email, newsletters, etc… so we can get the word out. You can forward this email.
3 - If you know anyone that you think I should talk with who is influential or you believe would be interested in helping this movement, please make the connection or send me the contact info.
We are unveiling this campaign officially Thursday, April 27 at noon.
It is a David and Goliath Story that I know we can win, but we need your support too.
If you believe in naturopathic medicine , then please help naturopathic medicine get licensed in New York. Check out the video here:
much love and great appreciation,
Announcing Replenish Intravenous therapy at Inner Source Health
March 26, 2016 - Huntington, NY
Replenish, holistic providers of nutritive intravenous therapies will be joining Inner Source and working out of the Huntington office at 11 Stewart Avenue, Huntington, NY 11024. There, Replenish will be offering intravenous therapies for immune and health support.
Replenish (http://www.replenishealth.com) is a holistic team whose mission is to enhance one’s quality of life and overall appearance by combining wellness and integrative therapies with the utmost personalized care. Therapies are administered by registered nurses under the direct supervision of Dr. Robert J. Aquino. This medical team has extensive expertise in administering all types of customized intravenous nutrient therapy. The medical includes the wonderful energies and expertise of Nicoletta Rasizzi, RN, Jeanine Aquino, Practice Manager, Karyn Galletta-Brodala, RN & Reiki Master, and Mary Beth Knape, Concierge & Yoga Coordinator.
Dr. Pina LoGiudice commented, “we are thrilled with having Replenish with us at our Huntington location. For our patients who benefit from intravenous therapies will now be able to have these healthy, immune-supporting treatments right in our facility. Even more, the people of Replenish are just the nicest people.”
Intravenous i.v. therapy is a valuable way to help the body quickly obtain nutrients (vitamins, anti-oxidants), especially when the digestive tract is not optimally functioning and absorbing, or when the person is not eating enough nutrient-dense foods. Intravenous therapies have been used to support the immune system, cardiovascular health, and much more.
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Telomere Length and Depression
Telomeres are basically little caps at the end of your genetic material – sort of like the little covers (called aglets) on your sneaker laces. When the aglet breaks, your shoe string will fray into broken strands. Similarly, when a telomere breaks, your genetic material can start to fray and be subject to getting damaged, which can lead to mental conditions like depression and anxiety....
...learn how to keep them healthy by clicking below
Are U Inflamed? Dr. Peter Bongiorno interviewed
R U Inflamed? Dr. Peter Bongiorno interviewed on this "hot" topic where he connects digestion, fat tissue in our body and toxins: “fat tissue will create inflammation that uses up nutrients and makes it more challenging for your body to clear toxins. It also switches how cells grow and use energy. “
Nutraceuticals for Adjunctive Depression Care
Evidence suggests supplements are effective and safe when used in combination with antidepressants.
Read Dr. Peter's review article published in the peer-reviewed Natural Medicine Journal.
R U Overcommitted?
07.30.2016 - blog by dr. peter bongiorno
Are you doing way too much?
Ever wonder how it is affecting your health?
Find out how it is, and the concrete steps you need to rebalance by clicking below
The 6 Master Keys to Glow From The Inside Out (Hint: It’s All About Good Health!)
Do you know someone who just exudes health and vitality? She looks it, she feels it, and she even inspires you to better health too. She has what we are all looking for – a state of health that I call “glow.”
What are her secrets?
Find out with Dr. Pina's great article on MariaShriver.com
Is It Safe to Take Supplements with Antidepressants
Are supplements safe to take with Antidepressants? if so, which ones.
Dr. Peter Bongiorno examines this question and reviews a new study that reviewed over 5000 studies to uncover which supplements showed the best results in stringent tests.
Find out which ones, and if these are safe to take with medications on Dr. Peter's Psychology Today blog
Integrative Care for Mood and Neurotransmitter Balance and Neuroendocrine and Genetic Approach to Metabolic Control- two summary talks
by Dr. Peter Bongiorno and Dr. Penny Kendall-Reed
This is a summary for a webinar Drs. Bongiorno and Kendall-Reed gave to the functional medical doctor community in Dallas in April of 2016.
This 43 minute video is a summary review of key points from their seminars.
Dr. Bongiorno discusses the highlights of how to work with mood issues like anxiety and depression using lifestyle, dietary, and supplemental supports.
Dr. Kendall-Reed focus her work on the Neuroendocrine and Genetic Approach to Metabolic Control where she discusses how to use both clinical symptoms as well as genetic testing to understand better how to supplement each individual to work on sleep issues, mood and weight concerns.
This work was sponsored by Douglas Laboratories.
Radio interview - Put Anxiety Behind You: The Complete Drug Free Program with Peter Bongirono, Naturopathic Doctor
April 4, 2016
Today, Ellen Goldsmith, L.Ac. speaks with Dr. Peter Bongiorno, director of Inner Source Health in New York City and author of a number of books on the naturopathic approach to treating depression and anxiety.
According to National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders affects over 40 million adult Americans and it is not uncommon for those people to also suffer from depression. Naturopathic doctor and licensed acupuncturist Peter Bongiorno has been researching natural approaches to anxiety for over 20 years and treating patients for a dozen.
In his new book, Put Anxiety Behind You, Dr. Bongiorno offers his holistic approach to healing anxiety and avoiding relapse with a toolkit that includes: foods and plant-based medicines, anxiety reducing yoga poses, mind body modalities that you can learn and work with to reduce anxiety.
Spice Your Mood - Saffron for Emotional Health
01.10.2016 - by Dr. Peter Bongiorno
Learn about the benefits of saffron for:
- Sexual side of drugs
Learn whether it can be used with conventional antidepressants
Learn about Mood Systems Balance - Dr. Peter's new formula for mood support.
Book Signing at Barnes and Noble with Dr. Peter
Wed, January 13, 2016 at 7 PM - Barnes and Noble in Union Square
Come visit with Dr. Peter Bongiorno as he reads from his new book "Put Anxiety Behind You: The Complete Drug Free Program.
There will be discussion, time for questions, and a book signing too!
where: Barnes and Noble, Union Square
33 East 17th Street
New York, NY 10003
when: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 7 PM
more information: call us at 631.421.1848 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Plastics Increase Risk for Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease
11-9-2015 - posted on TheRealFoodCleanse.com
Can plastics increase the risk of diseases like diabetes and heart disease?
Yes, it can...
Learn some steps to stop plastic from playing with your health.
posted on TheRealFoodCleanse.com
NY Times Video featuring Inner Source Health
Inner Source Health appears in the NY Times where they highlight high quality small business.
Is Your Diet S.A.D??
So, is anyone getting the nutrients they really need? Sadly, the answer is a clear ‘no.’ Most of us consume the Standard American Diet, which you can shorten by just calling it ‘SAD.’
Aptly named, this diet fails to......
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Can Coffee Be Good for Anxiety?
As the most well used psychoactive drug of all time, coffee is an interesting compound, with generally positive reviews regarding health and mood. Regarding overall health, studies show some wonderful health effects for coffee….
...click below to read full article
What are the health benefits of sunflower oil?
Sunflower oil is extracted by pressing the sunflower seed of the sunflower (Helianthus annuus). I first heard about the benefits of sunflower oil in medical school, where we learned how sunflower oil may be helpful to patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is an autoimmune condition where the immune system causes inflammation in the brain and spinal cord….
...click below for the rest of the article on Dr. Oz's Sharecare site
Rhodiola versus Sertraine (Zoloft) for Major Depression?
First study to pit herb against antidepressant provokes debate about treatment:
- learn what Dr. Peter Bongiorno thinks by clicking below to access the Natural Medicine Journal
Cilantro for Detoxification
Learn why the herb cilantro is great for detoxification and how it may help you achieve the results you are looking for.
Holistic Solutions for Anxiety and Depression - book review in Psychotherapy Today
"the book is a valuable resource for trained individuals who aim to gain knowledge in the field"
Exercise Your Way Out of Anxiety and Depression?
How can exercise help stress and your brain?
Multiple Vitamin For Anxiety?
Can a multiple vitamin help you calm down and relax?
Find out in doctor Peter's blog on Psychology Today
Methylfolate Versus Folic Acid: Why the Fancy Folate?
How do you know if a common nutrient is good for you, or causing more harm than help?
Click below and visit Dr. Peter Bongiorno's blog post on Psychology today to find out.
Valerian for Insomnia, and Weaning Off Anti-Anxiety Medications
Dr. Peter Bongiorno's latest blog talks about how this ancient herb can help fix the modern problems of insomnia, anxiety and anxiety drug withdrawal.
More about Dr. Peter Bongiorno: here
Which Diet Is Best for Your Best Mood?
What diet supports the brain and can prevent and treat anxiety and depression?
Find out with Dr. Peter Bongiorno's Psychology Today post.
Essential Fatty Acids Block the Depression Effect of Interferon Therapy
|Study suggests fatty acids may prevent medication-induced depression|
Dr. Peter Bongiorno's latest blog explains how old reliable fish oil can block the depression effects of interferon, a commonly used drug for hepatitis, blood cancer, multiple sclerosis, herpes viruses, and many other diseases.
Interferon can cause depression. A new study shows how fish oil can prevent this.
Published in Natural Medicine Journal - February 2015 Vol. 7 Issue 2
How Does Your Gut Flora Affect Your Mood?
|6 Steps You Can Take|
Psychology Today Blog 11-08-2014
What do the germs in your digestive tract have to do with anxiety and depression?
What can you do to help them thelp your mood?
Click below and find out
Coffee Good or Bad? Dr. Peter Bongiorno interviewed by Natural Health Magazine
Is coffee good for you?
Does Dr. Peter drink coffee?
Find out by clicking below…
Robin Williams' Loss and Holistic Care for Depression
08.14.2014 on Psychology Today
"Why do I stand up here? Anybody?
I stand upon my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way."
– Robin Williams as Mr. Keating in Dead Poets Society
Robin Williams' brilliance left us way too early. Here are some steps to help us consider a more holistic and integrative model to deal with severe depression.
A Cold Splash - Hydrotherapy for Depression and Anxiety
Read Dr. Peter's blog on Psychology Today explaining how a good old shower and some naturopathic wisdom can help anxiety and depression.
Three Years Later - is Fukushima Radiation Getting Into Your Food
|How to protect yourself from nuclear fallout and other radiation|
Fukushima and other environmental radiation poses a clear threat to health, as long term radiation exposure can mutate (change) the genetic code in our body, spurring various destructive cancers and inflammations.
But, it is not as cut and dry as you may think. Please read Dr. Peter's blog on Psychology Today, and learn what the threat is for you, and what you can do to protect yourself.
This is the expanded-full length article of one that appeared in New Living Magazine a few months prior.
Leaky Gut, Is It Real, and How Does It Affect Mood ?
|Is Leaky Gut Real?|
Published at NDNR 03-18-2014
Is leaky gut real, and how does it relate to mood disorder?
Click below to find out in this new article by Dr. Peter Bongiorno
Got to Drink Milk? Learn Your A1's and A2's for Best Health
Cow’s milk is a staple food in many homes. Unfortunately cow’s milk itself may be a silent, but potent factor in a number of illnesses, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, inflammatory issues, gastrointestinal health, and mood disorders, as well as infant and children’s health problems.
Emerging research suggests the type of cow’s milk you drink may be a part of the issue.
Learn about which milk may be healthier… and that it is more than likely you are not drinking it
High Intake of Omega Three Polyunsaturated Fats Reduce Risk of Diabetes 33%
|Fish oil - healthful again|
A very recent journal article from the American Diabetes Association’s Journal Diabetes Care continues to expound on the multitude of fish oil benefits.
This article looked at over 2200 men from Finland, who were aged between 42 and 60. These men were all without diabetes when the research began. With an average follow up of almost 20 years, they found that the men who had highest levels of fish oils in the blood had a 33% decreased risk of moving on to type 2 diabetes. This intake included both dietary and supplemental fish oil.
The research also suggested that mercury levels did not have a direct effect on diabetes, although past studies suggest there is a higher level of insulin resistance (insulin no longer having a potent effect in the body, requiring more than normal to be produced). Mercury is well known for playing a role in nervous system and cardiovascular disorders.
What About the Bad Press Fish Oil Has Received?
Even though the major media’s has attempted to sway the public insinuating that fish oil and fish oil supplementation is not healthy. This media hype flies in the face the vast majority of past and current research which show clear benefits using fish oil to both support, and prevent a number of conditions including cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. If you would like more information, please see Dr. Peter’s past article about fish oil and prostate cancer by clicking on the link below.
Virtanen JK, Mursu J, Voutilainen S, Uusitupa M, Tuomainen TP. Serum omega-3 polyunsaturated Fatty acids and risk of incident type 2 diabetes in men: the kuopio ischemic heart disease risk factor study. Diabetes Care. 2014 Jan37(1):189-96. doi: 10.2337/dc13-1504. Epub 2013 Sep 11.
Ashwaganda for Anxiety
|Can the 'smell of a horse' stop you from getting anxious? Ashwaganda for anxiety.|
PT blog by Dr. Peter Bongiorno - 1-8-2014
Ashwaganda (latin name: Withania somnifera) is an herbal medicine with a rich tradition. Its use dates back three millennia to the time the Ayurvedic practitioners in India began using it for people with anxiety, low energy, and the ravages of aging.
The word “ashwaganda” translates to “smell of horse” and has a dual meaning: one is that the herb itself does have that particular aromatic quality, and second, because traditional belief is that consumption can help it’s user gain a horse-like strength and vitality….
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Is There A Blood Sugar Monster Lurking Within You?
|blood sugar balance is a key to best mood|
11.14.2013 - Psychology Today Blog
Are you a blood sugar monster?
How does blood sugar affect you, and how can you help it?
Read Dr. Peter's blog by clicking below....
Interview with Dr. Peter about Naturopathic Medicine Week
|Spreading the word about naturopathic medicine|
October 7, 2013
Cathy Zeiss of Natural Health magazine interviews Dr. Peter Bongiorno about naturopathic medicine week and the role of naturopathic doctors in our health care system.
Do Fish oils and Fish Really Cause Prostate Cancer?
|Media Hype or Good Science?|
08-04-2013: Dr. Peter Bongiorno's Psychology today blog
Does Fish Intake and Taking Fish Oil Supplements Cause Prostate Cancer?
Dr. Peter Bongiorno elegantly answers this question on Psychology Today - please click the link below to read it.
Could vitamins and nutrition prevent the next Newtown shooting?
|Dr. Peter's blog on Psychology Today|
Can vitamins help prevent the next Newtown? Studies suggests good nutrition and the right vitamins may help stem violence and significantly help behavior in juvenile delinquency.
Read more on dr. Peter's Inner Source blog.
Serenity Santa - How to Keep the E.R. Out of the Xmas Holiday
|Ho ho hospital|
The holidays can be a fun time... but can also be a health hazard.
Learn some easy steps Dr. Peter recommends to keep this holiday Merry and your vitals in good working order.
Health Benefits of Coconut Oil
|by drs. Pina LoGiudice, Siobhan Bleakney and Peter Bongiorno|
Learn how coconut oil can help you with:
- weight loss
Depression's An Allergy? Use Rheumatoid Drugs...
|dr. peter's post on psychology today|
Does it make sense to give a rheumatoid arthritis drug to treat depression?
Will research ever get beyond justifying more drugs to help figure out how to help depression?
Please read Dr. Peter's new post in Psychology Today.
Losing the Sugar War with George McGovern - and the bitter pill you need to change it
|Are you on track to a 100% sugar diet?|
Americans are consuming between 100 and 150% pound of sugar a year!
We are consuming more than ever.
Read Dr. Peter's blog on Psychology Today, and learn what bitter pill you need to swallow to safeguard your health.
Creatine: Can It Help Your Antidepressant Drug Work Better?
|Muscle builder turned mood booster?|
Creatine is known for making muscly men and women by improving performance when they work out. Did you know it might also boost the mind, and make an antidepressant drug work for the first time?
Click below to read more.....
Depression, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue and Pain: Shared Neurobiological Pathways and Treatment
|published in The Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients|
October 1, 2012
Read Dr. Peter's new article which researches and explains how depression, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and chronic pain all have shared underlying mechanisms.
Dr. Peter Bongiorno explains how this information can help us understand how to treat each patient effectively using natural medicines.
Can Natural Medicine Help Cancer Treatment and Prevention?
|Dr. Peter Bongiorno interviewed|
Can natural medicine really offer anything to patients dealing with cancer, or wanting to prevent first-time disease or recurrence?
Listen to Dr. Peter Bongiorno, as he shares his thoughts about how natural medicine can serve to help guide, support, and change the experience of cancer care.