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Four Ways Your Body Can Repair Arthritis

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by Dr. Andrew Lipton
Narberth Family Medicine

When we are young and healthy, it is expected that injuries heal and repair. It is only at certain ages that we come to believe that our bodies can no longer heal and repair. THEY CAN! Given the right stimulus and environment, joints can still repair themselves well into our 90s.

Traditional Medicine and Joint Pain

Traditional medicine fails in this area, as it recommends medicine and surgery as the main treatment. Unfortunately, steroids are used as a common treatment for degenerative changes in which it only accelerates this process. Recent studies on knee joint arthroscopy show that they have no better results than placebo over time. Removal of parts of the meniscus may contribute to degenerative changes later in life.

Natural Remedies for Regenerating Joints

Natural remedies that support regeneration of joints include:

  • Supplementing with glucosamine and oils
  • Prolozone (oxygen & nutrient injection into joints) for chronic issues
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections into joints or injured areas. (better for acute issues)
  • Stem cell injections -stem cells derived from body far or bone marrow can be injected into injured or degenerative areas with great healing response. Multiple orthopedic studies confirm that stem cell therapies are safe and effective

To see how you might be able to relieve your arthritis, schedule an appointment or send me an email.


Dr. Andrew Lipton in Narberth, PA

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Dr. Andrew Lipton is a 1991 graduate of the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri. The D.O. or Doctor of Osteopathy is a degree in medicine combined with training in Osteopathic Manipulation.  Osteopathy was founded in Missouri and there are only fifteen schools that train physicians in this technique.

Dr. Lipton has taken advanced training in OMT and is Board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of NeuroMusculoSkeletal Medicine.

Dr. Lipton completed his residency in Family Medicine at Suburban General Hospital, Norristown, Pennsylvania and is Board Certified in Family Medicine. Dr. Lipton was trained in Chelation Therapy  by the American College for Advancement in Medicine, a group of physicians dedicated to being open to new alternatives in medicine. Dr. Lipton is also Board certified by the American Board of Chelation Therapy.


Introducing Stem Cell Therapy

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At Narberth Family Medicine, it is our goal to provide holistic services that help your body heal on its own – without the need for invasive surgery or dependency on medicines. That’s why we are happy to announce a new treatment to our regenerative health services: stem cell therapy.

What is Stem Cell Therapy?

Stem cells are naturally-occurring cells in every human’s body. They are cells with potential – with the ability to turn into muscle, blood, or any other type of cell your body needs. They are part of your body’s natural healing mechanism – and we’ve figured out how to send that healing capability right where you need it.

Regenerative treatments like PRP therapy unlock the potential of stem cells found in the blood stream. With our new stem cell therapy, which harvests stem cells from adipose (fatty) tissue, we can add 10,000x more stem cells to your body!

Who Should Use Stem Cell Therapy?

We see the potential of stem cell therapy for primarily two groups of people:

  1. Chronic Pain

    The initial tests on the impact stem cell therapy can have on reversing chronic illnesses and pain is promising. This includes MS, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, and neurodegernative disorders.

  2. Orthopedic Injuries

  3. The wear and tear of daily motion and sports activities can take a toll on your body’s joints. But before you opt for orthopedic surgery or joint replacement, you will want to try stem cell therapy. This is becoming the go-to treatment for professional sports athletes who want a full repair to their joints without surgery.

 
 
To learn more about our stem cell process and the steps involved in the treatment, visit our page on stem cell therapy. You can also always call the office or send me an email with any questions you might have.


Dr. Andrew Lipton in Narberth, PA

Connect with Dr. Lipton
Dr. Andrew Lipton is a 1991 graduate of the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri. The D.O. or Doctor of Osteopathy is a degree in medicine combined with training in Osteopathic Manipulation.  Osteopathy was founded in Missouri and there are only fifteen schools that train physicians in this technique.

Dr. Lipton has taken advanced training in OMT and is Board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of NeuroMusculoSkeletal Medicine.

Dr. Lipton completed his residency in Family Medicine at Suburban General Hospital, Norristown, Pennsylvania and is Board Certified in Family Medicine. Dr. Lipton was trained in Chelation Therapy  by the American College for Advancement in Medicine, a group of physicians dedicated to being open to new alternatives in medicine. Dr. Lipton is also Board certified by the American Board of Chelation Therapy.


Four Easy Steps to Reducing Your Risk of Disease by 80%

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by Dr. Andrew Lipton
Narberth Family Medicine

Take My Disease Risk Reduction Quiz

Take this quick quiz to see how you are doing in reducing your risk for disease:

Four Areas to Improve Your Health

Lets define these 4 areas more.

  1. Smoking is the single largest cause of cancer, stroke and heart disease. I commend CVS for recently eliminating tobacco from it’s shelves (a costly commitment).
  2. Eating well is a subjective answer. Answering yes implies the intent of eating well, but the definition would simply be a diet that includes good portions of daily fresh fruit, veggies and whole grains.
  3. The simple addition of self-reported exercise (does not matter what type or how long) decreases the likelihood of all disease and most importantly infections. In fact, over exercising is a source of oxidative stress and injury.
  4. Ideal weight is different for every person and depends on many factors including; sex, race and body frame. Perception of weight control is associated with an overall decreased risk of all disease.

Remember:

  • Disease is the CAUSE of illness
  • Lifestyle is the CAUSE of disease
  • BE AT CAUSE OF YOUR WELLNESS

For more advice on how you can reduce your risk for disease, schedule an appointment with me. I can help you develop a nutrition plan that will improve your health and decrease your risk for illness.


Dr. Andrew Lipton in Narberth, PA

Connect with Dr. Lipton
Dr. Andrew Lipton is a 1991 graduate of the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri. The D.O. or Doctor of Osteopathy is a degree in medicine combined with training in Osteopathic Manipulation.  Osteopathy was founded in Missouri and there are only fifteen schools that train physicians in this technique.

Dr. Lipton has taken advanced training in OMT and is Board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of NeuroMusculoSkeletal Medicine.

Dr. Lipton completed his residency in Family Medicine at Suburban General Hospital, Norristown, Pennsylvania and is Board Certified in Family Medicine. Dr. Lipton was trained in Chelation Therapy  by the American College for Advancement in Medicine, a group of physicians dedicated to being open to new alternatives in medicine. Dr. Lipton is also Board certified by the American Board of Chelation Therapy.


Enjoy Optimal Health Through Natural Supplements

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by Dr. Andrew Lipton
Narberth Family Medicine

Receive the Nutrients Your Body Needs with Natural Supplements

  1. We tend to eat the same foods in our diet and therefore may not consume all the essential nutrients that a diet with a wide variety of foods should provide. Crops very often are deplete in minerals so vegetable and fruits grown in these soils may be mineral deplete.
  2. Antioxidants are our bodies main defense against inflammation and disease and help in preventing all diseases.
  3. Even if we eat fatty fish, most of us do not eat enough to provide the adequate levels of EPA and DHA to squelch the inflammation that promotes many chronic degenerative disease.

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Four Components of Optimal Breathing

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by Dr. Andrew Lipton
Narberth Family Medicine

Breathing is vital to healthy living. Here’s how you can improve your breathing:

4 Steps to Optimal Breathing

1. Oxygen

Oxygen (O2) is the number one nutrient in the body. Many of our cells start to starve within 4 minutes of not receiving O2. The Next most important nutrient is water. We can only live a few days to a week without water. Then comes food. Protein, fat and carbohydrates are the caloric “macro-nutrients. We can live, in some cases, up to a month without food. Many animals that hibernate and store fat can even go longer. The “micro-nutrients” are the non-caloric nutrients that we need in small amounts that help our bodies perform correctly. These are the vitamins and minerals that work with our bodies macro-nutrients as co-factors and co-enzymes. We can sometimes live for years without the proper micro-nutrients, but we may have dysfunctions and ailments that can be corrected by the ingestion of proper micro-nutrients.

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Why Optimal Hydration is the Key to Healthy Living

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by Dr. Andrew Lipton
Narberth Family Medicine

Gain Optimal Health with Proper Hydration

Water is our second most vital nutrient (right after oxygen). It is also a common source of toxicity.

  • Up to 60 percent of the adult human body is water.
  • The brain is composed of 70 percent water.
  • The lungs are nearly 90 percent water.
  • About 83 percent of our blood is water.
  • Infants have 75 to 80% of their body weight as water. As we age our percentage of hydration goes down.

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Proper Nutrition Continues with Optimal Digestion

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by Dr. Andrew Lipton
Narberth Family Medicine

Get Nutrients to Your Body with Proper Digestion

Optimal health begins with breathing deeply and proper hydration, and continues with consumption of proper macro nutrients. As the saying goes “we are what we eat” or for the more computer technical; a great program will perform poorly if not given the correct data. And for those not technically savvy “crap in equals crap out.” If we want our bodies to perform well and not get sick and injured, we need to deliver the best nutrients possible. Unfortunately, we are inundated with nutrient poor options. I like the saying that goes “if it wasn’t around for your grandparents to eat it’s probably not good for you to eat.”

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