What the heck are the Walking Wounded? I wondered when the Jaconello Wellness Centre in Toronto asked me the question, are you one of the walking wounded? Maybe. I could be, I thought as I invited myself to visit their clinic in September 2016.
Ewa Pringle, the community outreach manager at the clinic defines the Walking Wounded as the folks who fall in the gap. “Much like the zombies seen in popular TV shows,” she says, “these people are not sick enough for hospital treatment, and yet they feel terrible every day.” The Walking Wounded have found themselves stuck in the gap with most of these conditions having their roots in a ‘high toxic body load’ (which their compromised immune systems cannot ‘off load’) that comes from living in and being surrounded by the toxic soup of our modern existence.
Torontonians are lucky to live in a city filled with medical specialists of every description, but Ewa believes (and has all the clinic’s statistics to show), there are still some really sick people roaming around out there who can’t find help, and some of Toronto’s ‘walking wounded’ don’t even know they’re sick.
Do you have these symptoms?
Jaconello Wellness Centre defines the Walking Wounded as those who,
- struggle along with low energy; they’re crabby and irritable as their poor health compromises their productivity and family life. They experience chronic fatigue, pain and exhaustion on a daily basis.
- heads feel weak, like they’re one set-of-stairs away from a migraine headache. Their brains are foggy and they have poor concentration, memory loss, and learning difficulties.
- labour to breathe through congested nasal passages – everyone can hear them breathing.
- suffer from depression and probably also often suffer from insomnia.
- have skin that is too easily bruised.
- have stiff bodies, with back pain, neck pain, and they have pain in their joints and unexplained muscle pain. They suffer from severe and unexplained swelling of the hands, feet and face.
- have poor digestion and repeated attacks of mysterious `flu-like` symptoms and poor immunity.
- are often heard to say, they `feel sick all over`.
Staff at the Jaconello Wellness Centre are trained to spot these symptoms and together with Dr Paul Jaconello and the patient they consider alternative medicine for more health options.
Staff at Jaconello Wellness Centre, like most integrative medicine and alternative health practitioners in Canada, believe the present health care system is not well-equipped to handle special needs patients. Ewa Pringle reviewing the intake statistics at the clinic points out how frequently they see people who have been misdiagnosed as ‘mentally ill’ get treated more effectively by alternative medicine. They believe many health issues are incorrectly labelled as psychological illnesses, and the afflicted individuals are treated officially or unofficially as mental patients. This diagnosis often leads to the use of anti- depressants and mood altering drugs as a `solution` which seldom cures ‘the problem’.
Integrative medicine, by contrast is a discipline that addresses the symptoms as well as seeks to cure or otherwise remedy the disease that’s afflicting the ‘whole’ of these individuals.
Jaconello Wellness Centre for Integrative and Anti Aging Medicine is located on Yonge St south of Bloor and is one of the oldest and most respected integrated medicine centres in the in Toronto. After just one visit this author soon understood why this facility has become the bastion of health services for many locals and other Canadians who travel hundreds of miles to see Dr. Paul Jaconello.
Dr. Paul Jaconello started this wellness clinic in 1979
Dr. Paul Jaconello is a very experienced Medical Doctor who graduated from the London Hospital Medical School in London, England back in 1967. When Dr Jaconello moved to Canada he set up an independent clinic in Toronto in 1979 dedicated to the use of nutritional therapy which combines the proper use of conventional medicine and nutritional medicine in the treatment and counseling of patients. Many things have changed over the years including the rise of processed food and the big pharmacy. Both of these industries have had an impact on modern medicine. Jaconello Wellness Centre is in many ways an alternative choice. Contrary to the trend of prescribing pills to treat the symptoms of a patient’s ailments, Dr Jaconello’s and his team of specialists try to divine the root cause of the infliction. This doctor has devised many ingenious tests and specializes in the treatment of allergic and food sensitive patients. Also Dr. Jaconello has been successfully using cardiovascular Chelation therapy for over 15 years which dealing with partially blocked arteries, circulatory problems and high blood pressure issues. He is a Diplomat of Chelation Therapy of the American Board of Chelation Therapy. Additionally, he takes a special interest in heavy metal body burden and is a Diplomat of the International Board of Metal Toxicology. Dr. Jaconello works closely with orthodox, traditional family physicians and encourages his patients to continue their medical treatments with them. He maintains a network of specialists to whom he refers patients for specific problems.
List popular health care treatments available to the public at Jaconello Wellness Centre.
Anti-viral drips are sometimes used a cold remedies by stimulating the immune system’s white blood cells and fight infection.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. These are hormone preparations which exactly match those made by humans naturally.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Therapy is a combination of detoxification, metabolic therapy, adrenal and ozone therapy which is used for people in high stress situations – there are specific treatments to handle adrenal fatigue and exhaustion.
Detox Treatments – There are many different detoxification treatments used to get rid of heavy metals, prevents damage to DNA and RNA, boosts immune system function and helps liver detox. The Jaconello clinic offers heavy metal testing to detect the accumulation of heavy metals in the soft tissues and leads patients through detox protocols. It even has a wellness spa called Resonate Into Wellness Centre where personalized ozone and steam sauna programs are delivered which fit any needs. You can see more of that here.
Hydrogen Peroxide IV helps the rid the body of bacteria, viruses and fungi.
There are many Intravenous (IV) therapies for different ailments. They are made up of different combinations of vitamins and minerals to help specific concerns such as migraines, asthma, muscle spasms etc. There are general IVs to get nutrients straight into the body and absorbed properly. A super immune IV to support patients with cancer and autoimmune diseases such a rheumatoid arthritis.
Plaquex therapy, a compounded medicine to improve the cell function of the body.
Dr. Jaconello maintains a busy practice, using diet, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fatty acids, detoxification methods and good lifestyle management combined with conventional medical therapy and appropriate exercise to treat his patients. Don’t be one of Toronto’s Walking Wounded come and find out how you can be helped.