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By Mary Trester
Posted: 2022-10-11T21:12:55Z

Ellen Kamhi

Ellen became a Natural Nurse RN and PhD and her interest has been lifelong. Many references and additional

information is in her book, The Natural Medicine Chest – available on-line. Ellen has information on podcasts, radio

interview, you tube, articles, books, etc. She also teaches courses in herbal medicine for future information found on her

website here

Where to find Credible info: – is a public US government site – medical studies are listed there for reference and

information about herbs – studies, testing, etc. Biomedical research. – Scientific, technical & medical research, journals, books and articles. You can research an

item, like Echinacea, then refine the search, medicinal use, immune response, motility of white blood cells.

Traditional vs Herbal medicine:

Traditional Medicine is thousands of years old, herbal. Homeopathic medicine is 300 years old. Pharmaceuticals drugs

have a 17 year patent until they go generic, or a less expensive alternative is created by a pharma company and

approved by the FDA. Herbal medicine is a great complement to traditional western medicine. In addition to the known tests we have received

for years that are covered by multiple insurance carriers and Medicare, Ellen strongly recommends all people also test

their blood for nutritional status and potential vitamin deficiencies. For example – there have been studies linking

vitamin B deficiency years before MS presents itself. Taking the vitamin B is a good preventative. Low vitamin /

deficiencies create future health issues.

Local Herbal medicine doctors (these doctors are complementary to your western/traditional doctors).

These doctors have a cash business and do not accept insurance. There are 2 local doctors the Ellen recommends:

Dawn Parente; Naturopath (Mellville)

Alternative Medicine, Naturopathic Doctor, Functional Medicine, Acupuncture, Reiki, Bio-Energy Healing, all

incorporated in the South Huntington/Melville Long Island clinic.

315 Walt Whitman Road Suite 210

South Huntington, NY

(631) 680-6624

Tia Trivisonno, (Glen Head)

Dr. Tia Trivisonno is a naturopathic physician and licensed acupuncturist with a master of sciences in Oriental medicine

997 Glen Cove Ave, Glen Head, NY 11545

(516) 801-1405

For “natural” blood/medical tests not covered by insurance

Anyone now is permitted to go to a Lab and ask for whatever blood work they would like – a Dr. Rx is no longer required.

Let the lab know you are private pay and should receive a discount since it is not going thru your insurance.

Life Extension Lab

How It Works

What does the price of the laboratory test include?

 A doctor's order for testing

 All lab / testing fees

 A blood draw fee

 A copy of your results

 A review of your results with our specially trained Wellness Specialists. Call 1-800-226-2370 to take advantage of

this service.

2. Do I need to visit a doctor to get a lab order before getting tested? No. As part of your test price, we provide an order

from a licensed doctor in your state through our network.

3. Can I use my insurance? No. All laboratory testing must be privately paid for at the time of purchase. We accept

credit/debit cards and checks. We do not bill Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance companies. Also, we are unable to

provide ICD-10 or CPT codes or our Tax ID number.

Info about Herbal Plants:

1. Purslane – normally viewed as a weed in the garden, however it has the highest source of healthy Omega 3s in a

plant. It is now sold at Whole Foods, Farmers Markets and being cultivated. Makes delicious salad. It is a


2. Garlic Mustard – edible – medicinal plant – leaves eaten – sauté, etc.

3. Poison Ivy – is medicinal – it has properties to help cure rheumatism

4. Mug Wort – the is an antimicrobial medicinal plant that helps to fight viruses. good to make tea – put it in your

‘mug’ - use leaves. It has vermifuge aromatics – kills internal parasites in the body. Cleansing agent. Mix with

Mint or Dandelion to make tea if wanted

5. Tea oil – very good item to have around the house. Kills Covid, many uses. (Careful – tea tree is poisonous to

dogs – as is xylitol – lethal to dogs)

6. Jewel Weed – in the impatiens family. It is a companion plant – with poison Ivy. In nature, the cure is located

nearby. The watery stem of the jewel weed is used to make a skin salve. The orange/yellow flowers have an

edible nut which is very small and tasty

7. Lambs Quarters/White Goose Foot - is an edible plant, very high in nutrients, eat the leaves/sauté

8. Poke Weed – medicinal plant most eaten wild plant in the south. Poke Salad day in the southern states is in the

springtime when the plant is starting to grow, before the stalks turn red. The young green leaves are collected

and must be boiled three times before they are prepared for the Poke Salad. The root is highly medicinal, it

contains Phytolacca (?) it helps reduce/drain swollen lymph nodes

The red poke berries can be poisonous if eaten in excess, however, the indigenous Appalachian people eat a few

ripe berries – 1-2 per day for a 1-2 weeks – they just know it is a healthy practice – however, medically, it

increases their white blood cell count and help them stay healthy

9. Sunchoke / Jerusalem Artichoke (helianthus tuberosus) – beautiful sunflower family plant with edible

sunchokes – taste similar to a water chestnut. Lovely addition to a garden – needs full sun – tall plant. High in a

substance that regulates blood sugar

10. Raspberry / Wineberry – The leaves fresh or dried are very good for tea to cleanse the uterus. Good for women

– very nutrient dense and has an adaptogen effect. Pick leaves before berries form. 3 leaves in a cup – let it dry –

about a tablespoon in a cup for the tea

11. Additional adaptogenic plants being studied extensively are Ashwagandha and Rhodiola

12. Boiron brand - Oscillococcinum – sold at whole foods, amazon, vitamin Shoppe – take is exposed to covid –

immediately if you start to feel poorly – must take within 12-24 hours of feeling poorly