A. C., Armstrong

Twenty-two years ago, my husband & I moved to the North Okanagan from the Peace country – from one large standard grain farm, to 127 acres along the Shuswap River. He had the drive to work, but was not feeling right and was not able to make day to day decisions. We went to the medical profession and went through a battery of tests. The results – “no Alzheimer’s, but we don’t know what the problem is , so go home and get your papers in order”. Through a series of God-given events, we found Dr. Swetlikoff. His tests showed toxic levels of copper, lead, and mercury! With careful guidance and good cleansing programs, and choosing to farm organically, 20 years later, my husband is doing well – not perfect, but well, at the age of 73 – and just now retiring – maybe!

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    In most families, the woman is likely to lead in the health decisions for not only herself, but also for her spouse and children.  Women tend to be more proactive and holistic in their attitudes and often see the “big picture” better than men.  A woman’s unique anatomy and physiology makes her prone to many medical circumstances foreign to a man.  Menstrual issues, birth control, fertility, pregnancy, menopause, breast health, gynecological cancers and osteoporosis are just a few examples.  Eating disorders, body shaming and sexual and domestic violence are other gender specific problems that women are forced to confront.

    Other significant health threats that are often overlooked in a woman’s life are as follows:

    Heart disease:  most common cause of death in women, underdiagnosed because the public thinks it’s a man’s disease, often appears silently.

    Depression:  2x as many women suffer with depression than men.

    Autoimmune diseases:  3x as many women suffer with conditions like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, MS etc. than men.

    Alzheimer’s disease:  higher incidence in women causing progressive neuro-degeneration and dementia.

    Stroke, COPD, Diabetes, and Pneumonia are all other common female ailments.

    At KNC, we strive to assist women of all ages and stages in their lives to achieve wellness, physically and emotionally. Specific tests and strategies are employed to help women, with whatever health challenges present, to find meaningful solutions.  A healthy woman, wife, mother, sister, aunt or grandmother, makes the family and community healthier.  Got questions, give the clinic a call.

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