Mistletoe: It’s not just for kissing under

MistletoeRoot Causes is proud to announce that we are now offering Mistletoe injections and IV’s to address various conditions Like Lyme and Epstein Barr, cancer treatment side effects, and several other conditions.

There is a lot of research on the effectiveness of mistletoe and various conditions and illnesses. We are working with Believe Big and we are excited to offer this therapy that is very well established in Europe and in integrative medicine in the US, and it is now becoming mainstream.

The following information is provided by The American Cancer Society:

What is mistletoe?
Mistletoe is a semiparasitic plant that grows on trees, such as apple, oak, maple, elm, pine, and birch. It has been used for hundreds of years to treat medical conditions such as epilepsy, hypertension, headaches, menopausal symptoms, infertility, arthritis, and rheumatism.

Mistletoe is one of the most widely studied complementary and alternative medicine therapies for cancer. In Europe, mistletoe extracts are among the most prescribed therapies for cancer patients.

Immunity Issues
With issues like Epstein Barr, Rheumatoid arthritis, and other autoimmune disorders, mistletoe helps to calm the immune system.

Immunity Details
Adaptive and innate immunity are essential to how your body protects you against foreign invaders. Your adaptive immunity is within your tissues and has memory as to how if fought off infections and illnesses from the past. Your innate immunity is how well your body fights off a new infection by utilizing antimicrobial and host defense peptides. T Cells are lymphocyte immune cells or white blood cells that originate from our bone marrow and help fight off pathogens. These T Cells work directly with B cells to create y-shaped antibodies (immunoglobulin) that connect to the pathogen and destroy it. The problem is that many people have a weakened immune system that is not able to fight off these pathogens. The other issues is that many of us are in a hyper-state of inflammation and our own antibodies start attacking our healthy organs and tissue. This is the basis of autoimmune dysfunction.1

Cytokines are a diverse group of small proteins that are secreted by cells for the purpose of intercellular signaling and communication. Specific cytokines have autocrine, paracrine, and/or endocrine activity and, through receptor binding, can elicit a variety of responses, depending upon the cytokine and the target cell. Among the many functions of cytokines are the control of cell proliferation and differentiation and the regulation of angiogenesis and immune and inflammatory responses. 2

How are mistletoe extracts given?
At Root Causes Holistic Health & Medicine, mistletoe extracts are usually given by intravenous or IV Injection.

If you are interested in mistletoe injections or other IV nutrients, please call us today at (239) 347-9234.

Root Causes Holistic Health & Medicine
Root Causes Holistic Health and Medicine is committed to helping you achieve optimal health. Our mission is to find the root cause of your symptoms and help you achieve wellness through correcting any contributing factors that can be corrected. We look at you as a whole person, and not just a collection of symptoms to be corrected. We strive for balance and wellness through lifestyle management, nutrition and naturally occurring compounds and therapies whenever possible.

Doreen DeStefano, NhD, APRN
Dr. DeStefano came to Fort Myers in the early 1980’s, leaving and coming back again several times until finally settling here in 2001. She has a lifelong background in health and wellness that began in middle school when she started running.

Dr. DeStefano is also a lifelong student. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing, and another in exercise physiology. She has a Masters (ABT) in criminology, a Master’s in public business administration and a Master’s in nursing. She holds a doctorate in natural health and is a licensed Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. She holds numerous licenses and certifications from advanced practice training. She continues to attend educational seminars in integrative and functional medicine twice a year to stay abreast of the most recent, cutting edge therapies available.

Her practice is centered on naturopathic principles that include healing the whole person on various levels and avoiding pharmaceutical intervention unless absolutely necessary. She believes your health Is within your control. Her goal is to help you achieve maximum health.

12734 Kenwood Lane. Ft Myers, FL 33907
239-425-2900 | www.rtcausesmd.com



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