My perfect storm

My perfect storm started right after I had my second child.

I was exhausted, frustrated, and disappointed that I just couldn’t get my energy back and I barely had enough energy to take care of myself and my new baby.

4 years prior to giving birth, I had been rear-ended while sitting at a red light and although I didn’t know it at that time, that accident seemed to be the initial insult that sent me off down a path of debilitating Chronic Fatigue.

A few months later someone backed into my car and then a few months after that someone accidentally knock me to the floor. I was having trouble recovering and then I got pregnant.

After that pregnancy, I came down with a flu that just seemed to hang on. My blood test revealed that my thyroid was now low and I had developed thyroid antibodies.

I was prescribed Armour thyroid but it made me feel a lot worse. When the only solution that medicine was offering me was not only, not helping me, but making me feel worse, I knew I had to do something different. I started researching and discovered the role that toxicity plays in our ill-health and metabolism and decided to do a detoxification program. After only a month of using a Medical grade food and herbal detoxification supplement, I felt much better. I’m not saying I was 100%, I wasn’t, but what a difference it made!  With renewed energy and the impetus to go on to phase 2 of my detoxification, I had a renewed outlook on life!

When your life just isn’t going in the direction you think it should be, toxins may be at the root cause. 

The shock of trauma, whether it be physical, emotional or a pathogen invading your body can start to shut things down and with that comes decreased function of your organs, glands and detox pathways.  It may take a while to show up, but when it does, I know of no better way to regain your health than to detoxify your body.

Often, when I look at a patient’s case history, I can see one significant event that starts their perfect storm and then things usually go downhill from there.

If you are having serious health or energy issues that you just can’t seem to get to the bottom of, I’d like to invite you to sign up for a free on-line consultation. You’ll fill out a health history beforehand, and during the consultation, I’ll help you put the pieces together to figure out your next best steps. You will come away with clarity and an action plan for regaining your vibrant health.

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Initially, we’ll do a 15-minute phone call to determine what information I need from you. Once I get that information, we’ll book up to an hour on-line next step health plan appointment for you.

Yours in health,

Dr. Laara Van Bryce

P.S. I can only offer these consultations as my calendar allows, so if you want a fresh set of highly trained eyes on your problem, I encourage you to book an appointment now.

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Could Vaccines have caused your severe unexpected symptoms?

Sometimes vaccines can cause unexpected, long-lasting and severe symptoms. It occurs more often than you think. It happened to William, and resulted in 16 years of severe allergies, pain and isolation.

William, age 18, was excited and getting ready to go off to college! He had his future life planned, filled with fun, excitement and a bright future…One last thing… vaccines.

Although he had never had allergies before, two days after receiving his vaccines, (while eating a piece of watermelon) he found himself unable to swallow or breathe, he was choking and having a severe allergic reaction which required hospitalization.

For days and months after that, things got worse and the severe reactions continued. Within a short period of time, he went from a healthy, athletic physique of 215 lbs. down to just 180 lbs.

Eating raw fruits and vegetables caused his tongue and throat to swell, and he would break out in hives.

For many years epi-pens and allergy shots were his constant companions.

Then finally at age 34, sixteen years later, he discovered True Cellular Detox.

Just three months after starting the program, the severe allergic reactions ceased. William stopped choking on his food and he now leads a normal life.

If you are having severe allergic reactions to food, or if you have had a life challenge that could potentially be vaccine induced, you deserve to give True Cellular Detox a try!

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Dr. Laara Van Bryce

The Three Big Toxins of Our Time….

Heavy Metals, Mold and Hidden Infections: Take 10 minutes to read the following and potentially save yourself from years of suffering and medical bills..

Let’s Talk About Mercury First:

Silver amalgam fillings have been used for more than 150 years and contain 50% mercury. Mercury is very toxic to our bodies. And inside our mouths, it continues to off gas when we drink hot liquids. Think about it, almost every American’s first morning cup of coffee or tea laden with a little extra bonus of toxic mercury, appealing, isn’t it?
Additionally, Mercury was, and probably still, is in our vaccines. It was supposed to be taken out, but I understand it was put back in. Additionally, it is in our flu vaccine, as is Aluminum, another heavy metal that does not belong in our body.
Next let’s talk about Lead:
Up until 1978 Lead was put in paint, it was also put in gasoline.
When we are exposed to Lead and our body can’t detoxify it, it has been shown to get stored in our bones. Did you know that when a woman is pregnant, she will release some of her bone, which releases some of the stored Lead, and that Lead ends up in her baby. Ultimately, we end up passing Lead down from mother to baby, and according to Dr. Pompa, (from True Cellular Detox) it passes through 4 generations before it stops. That could be 80-100 years of Lead toxicity in your family!

As we go through puberty, we also lose bone and therefore as teenagers we can experience Lead toxicity at that time in our life too. We’ve all heard about growing pains in teenagers, especially when we spurt up really quickly. I’ve often thought that this was an indication of a mineral deficiency, but now I’m wondering if some of this pain could be due to Lead poisoning as it is being released into our body from our bones.

So, to make matters worse, we are not only exposed to the above heavy metals, but now we are also exposed to Glyphosate which increases the toxicity of the metals by allowing them to cross the gut barrier and go deeper into the tissues and brain. (See my prior article on Glyphosate) Many practitioners today agree that heavy metals are at the root cause of many illnesses, but few understand how to safely remove these metals from our body.
Biotoxins from mold can create many unexplainable symptoms that people experience. And 25% of the population is very sensitive to mold. If you’ve lived in an old house that had mold in it, or if you’ve worked in a building like this…you may have had a sink, bathtub or toilet that leaked and created mold in your home, work or even school. You may not realize this, but you could still be carrying those mold biotoxins with you from a very long time ago and they could be eroding your health. Toxic mold is debilitating and requires treatment both in your home and in your body. According to Dr. Neil Nathan, 25% of the population is very sensitive to mold.
Hidden Infections:
Hidden infections are oftentimes the thing that keeps us from getting our lives back. They can be difficult to detect and difficult to get rid of.
Chronic infections from our teeth:

These infections can be chronic infections from our teeth, root canals and cavitations (where we had a tooth pulled). Root canals harbor anaerobic bacteria that no antibiotic or herbal killer can reach because they are deep in microtubules that remain, even after the root is extracted.

Cavitations in the jaw left behind from tooth extractions (like wisdom teeth), will often leave a space that breeds infection. The anaerobic bacteria from the infection slowly work their way into the bloodstream causing major immune issues and can even trigger autoimmune disease.
Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is perhaps even more misunderstood than heavy metal and mold challenges, and goes undetected in countless so-called unexplainable illnesses. For years western medicine didn’t recognize Lyme disease as a real illness and the treatment was simply a round of antibiotics. If you didn’t get well then you didn’t have Lyme, it was “all in your head.”
Today we know it is in fact real, but still very difficult to detect and kill. Lyme frequently occurs with co-infections such as bacteria like Babesia and Bartonella. These guys are nasty, opportunistic and hard to kill. Lyme, like mold, is a biotoxic illness. Lyme is a stealthy, intelligent survivor that can morph and switch from a spirochete form, which can drill deep into your tissues, to a cyst that drugs and herbs can’t kill. And if it were not hard enough to kill, it will hide and protect itself from the immune system by co-habiting in and around mercury. Dr. Pompa, from True Cellular DetoxTM, could never get rid of Candida until he got his metal levels down; this is also the case with Lyme. It appears that many people do not get well after years of Lyme treatment because they do not address the heavy metals issue, or they do it incorrectly. True Cellular DetoxTM works with detoxifying infections like these from your body and assists you in getting well.

So….Take action today!
If you would like further information on any of these topics or other chronic health conditions, please email me . How much of your life is it costing you to not get the information you need?

Yours in health,
Dr. Laara Van Bryce

P. S. Special offer…Request it and I will send you an interview from “The Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Summit” : Mold Toxicity: A common but often unrecognized cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia by Dr. Neil Nathan

Why Your Body is not working like it used to…

Why your body is not working like it used to…
Did you know that the strategies, treatments, modalities and detox supplements that worked in the past may no longer be working adequately, clearing out toxins and enabling your body to maintain a healthy state?
Neurotoxins in our environment are making us sick
We now are surrounded by a massive environmental increase in neurotoxins like never before in our history. This level of toxins has created sickness at a cellular level. These toxins are new to our human race and increasing daily. They are shutting down our natural cellular detox pathways and changing our DNA to express disease and many unwanted symptoms such as Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Thyroid dysfunction, Auto-immune conditions, Alzheimer’s, Autism and Cancer.
We are now sicker and more toxic than ever before.

Enter the Herbicide/ Pesticide known as Glyphosate
Glyphosate is an example of one of these toxins. It was introduced in the 1970’s as an herbicide/ pesticide into our food supply. It is the active ingredient in Round-up and the #1 used pesticide in the world. It is being sprayed on almost all conventional grains to increase harvest and yield. The amount used on genetically modified organisms (GMOs), (plants that are modified to withstand more of this chemical and not die), can be ten times that of normal crops. Unless you are eating 100% organic, your intake of this chemical is massive.

And Glyphosate is no ordinary toxin,
When you look at new studies on its damaging effects on the human gut and brain. Since the introduction of this chemical into our food supply, we have seen obesity rates rise at the same level as the chemical’s use. Autism, Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Auto Immune diseases have all increased at the same rate as well.

Glyphosate creates holes in the human gut and shuts down detox pathways
Senior Scientist from MIT, Stephanie Seneff, has shown in studies that Glyphosate creates holes in the human gut, shuts down detox pathways, and is linked to the exponential rise of so many diseases. Dr. Stephanie Seneff has also shown that Glyphosate increases the toxic effects of heavy metals in the brain, giving further explanation of its connection to the rise in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Dementia and Alzheimer’s. Most countries have banned this horrific toxin, but not here in America.
If you think/feel that Glyphosate may be an issue for you and want to get tested, please contact me for further information.
(Information taken from True Cellular Detox)
More about neurotoxins Lead, Mercury and Lyme in my next email/blog

Dr. Laara Van Bryce


Why Are We So Fat? (Why Toxins Make Us Fatter)

Are Foods Making you Toxic and Keeping you Fat?

In general, if you are trying to lose weight and it’s not coming off, it’s probably the foods you love the most that are keeping you fat.

These “toxic” foods may not be the same for you as they are for your neighbor, friends or family members. Everybody’s body is unique.

Many of my patients love dark chocolate, organic dairy products and organic coffee. Others love bread, potatoes and healthy organic chips. Many of these products have been labeled healthy, but they also may be the products that are keeping you from triggering your fat burning hormones.

If you know anything about Dr. D’Adamo’s book Eat Right For Your Type, you will know that we are genetically different from one another, depending on where our ancestors came from and what they ate, so one man’s food can also be another man’s poison.

Generally, what I have found is that if you are not getting to your goal weight, you may be eating one of these unknown poisons. Pay attention to what you are eating, and realize that even if a food is “healthy” it may not be healthy for you. It’s the foods that you love most that may be the culprit. Going off that food for a while is a good way to test to see if you have a sensitivity to a food you love. If you find it difficult to go off that food completely, find something else to substitute for it. Within a few weeks to a few months, does your body start to naturally shed pounds without you doing anything else? If so, it’s a good idea to refrain from eating that food.

You’re probably wondering, “does this mean I can never eat that food again?”

No. I don’t believe it does, but going off of it for a few months can make a big difference in your life. Then eating small amounts of it occasionally may be just fine, but I would never go back to frequently consuming it, especially over an extended period of time, and continue to think my body will not return to its former self.

In my office, I use muscle testing of potential food culprits to determine which are the best foods to refrain from consuming. Although this technique may not be 100% fool proof, it’s a great place to start and beats the trial and error method.

Although, If you do use the trial and error method, of refraining from certain foods for several months, when you do return to eating that food occasionally, monitor your weight the next day to see how you are doing. This will give you immediate feedback.

If you’ve harmed your body with foods from the past, there are supplements that will help you heal some of your food sensitivities by healing your gut lining. Many times we develop a condition called “leaky gut” which ultimately creates more food sensitivities. There are ways to heal this condition, but it does takes time and discipline.

So, bottom line, if you are trying to lose weight, begin by restricting some likely food culprits and sometimes some unlikely ones.

I offer a free fifteen-minute consultation for patients wishing to discuss dietary and supplement needs or just want a little more information about muscle testing. Please feel free to contact me. My office is located in Westlake Village, CA.

We live in a very toxic world. Our food, our air, and our water all tend toward toxicity. On top of this, most of us have dysbiosis, or improper flora and bacteria, inside our gut, so every time we eat, we’re feeding the bad bacteria. When they eat what we eat, they create toxins, so not only are we exposed to toxins from our environment, but we’re creating more toxins from the inside.

Our body can’t get rid of all these toxins, so it has to store them somewhere. And guess where it stores them? Yes, you guessed it – in our fat cells, tucked away from vital organs and tissues. In order to protect us from the toxins, our body surrounds the toxins with more fat. Hence our bodies keep getting fatter and fatter.

So if we want to lose weight, we must start by eliminating exposure to toxins. This includes eating a clean fresh diet, ingesting whole foods and herbs that support detoxification, and drinking plenty of clean, fresh water. The water helps to dilute the toxins coming out of our fat cells.

If we get rid of the toxins, and stop exposing ourselves to more toxins, our body won’t need to keep creating more and more fat to protect itself from the toxins.

So when starting a weight loss program, begin by eating a natural, healthy diet and start taking detoxification herbs and whole foods. Many patients have found that by doing these two things, they naturally begin to shed unwanted fat and are pleasantly surprised to also experience significantly higher levels of daily energy.

As a doctor who supports patients on their weight loss journey, I have seen countless patients begin losing weight as soon they begin detoxifying.

If you want to discuss detoxification and your weight loss goals further, please contact me and schedule a free 15 minute consultation.

Dr. Laara Van Bryce