Saturday, February 13, 2016

GMP Dietary Supplements... do you want access? Read this....

In early January 2016, FRONTLINE the PBS investigative reporting program had a program on how bad the dietary supplement industry was.  Because it is an unregulated multi-billion dollar a year industry, and because of legislation back in 1996, the FDA has no authority to demand quality and effective supplements.  This FDA-hands-off issue has lead to the fact that the buyer-beware.  No telling what is out there and if it is effective or even safe.

The Canadian study of a couple of years ago revealed that with DNA testing many of the over-the-counter supplements were just not offering what was on the label.  The attorney general's office of the state of New York followed up a year later with their own investigation and made some big box and chain supplement stores pull their products off the shelf.

How to solve this problem.  Well active patients at our practice are allowed access to high-quality, self-regulated GMP companies that adhere to a much higher standard and have their products independently laboratory tested for quality analysis.  One particular distributor requires this of every brand-name they carry.  Only caveat here is that access to this distributor is limited to healthcare providers.  This makes it impossible for the general public to get direct access.

You should have access to the best products.

For a limited time Priority Health will grant access to non-patients following a one-time (lifetime) membership fee of $10.

What you will get:

  • Access to a national distributor that screens all formulary companies with independent laboratory analysis of their products.
  • Drop Shipping (free with larger orders) right to your door.
  • Access to a wide variety and hundreds of products (dietary supplements, nutraceuticals, homeopathic preparations and essential oils) from dozens of manufacturers.
  • 15% Discounts on all Dietary Supplements ordered.
  • Bulletins and Health Updates from Priority Health (quarterly)
  • Access to well written articles and PowerPoint presentations on a variety of health topics (archived in your password protected Internet portal)
  • 10% discount on doctorate level provider (ND) health and lifestyle coach telehealth consultation for the year 2016.

Inquires/sign-up please email:

For more on Frontline and the Dietary Supplement Industry click on this link.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

New book on Hypothyroidism


As the first STTM book is a compilation of patient experiences and wisdom concerning successful thyroid treatment, STTM II brings you the wisdom and intelligence of several well-chosen medical practitioners with a focus on the integrative and functional approach to treating thyroid disease! See below who the authors are (click on each one to see a bio) and below that are the chapters!

Dr. Yusuf (JP) Saleeby, MD

Dr. Yusuf (JP) Saleeby, MD is an integrative medical practitioner who treats hypothyroid patients and those likely overlooked with subclinical hypothyroidism with standard and non-conventional therapies.  He authored a book on specialty medicinal herbs Wonder Herbs: A guide to three adaptogens (2006)…
 Read more about Dr. Yusuf (JP) Saleeby, MD
STTM II takes you deeper into certain subjects. See the chapter titles below.


by David Brownstein, MD


by Janie A. Bowthorpe, M.Ed.


The Integrative and Functional Medicine Approach to Thyroid Diseases
by James Yang, MD, MPH and Andrew Heyman, MD, MHSA


Stress, Adrenals, Your Thyroid and You
by Laura R Stone MD, Andrew Heyman, MD MHSA
and Carla Heiser, MS RD LD


Thyroid Replacement Therapy: Natural Desiccated Thyroid (NDT)
by Yusuf (JP) Saleeby, MD


The Unreliable TSH Lab Test.
by Jeffrey Dach, MD


When Normal Ain’t Normal
by Geoffrey T. Bouc, MD


Nutrition and Hypothyroidism
by William D. Trumbower, MD


Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroid Disease
by Jeffrey Dach, MD


Why Are Doctors Like That?
by Nguyen D. Phan, MD


Gluten Intolerance and Thyroid Disease
by Paula Luber, MD


Thyroid Toxicity
by Philip L. Roberts, MD


Moving Forward with Reverse T3:
the Causes and Health Implications.
by Paige Adams FNP, B-C


Methylation, MTHFR and Thyroid Dysfunction
by Benjamin Lynch, ND

Chapter 13

Hypocortisolism: An Evidence Based Review
by Lena D. Edwards, MD, FAARM, FICT;
Andrew H. Heyman, MD MHSA; Sahar Swidan, PharmD

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Dr. JP Saleeby opening new office serving Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, Pawleys Island, and area

Accepting patients.

For more information on General Preventive Care. Full service General Practice in the Myrtle Beach area. If you were seen by Dr. Saleeby at another center and have labs, x-rays pending for review. If you are a bHRT patient needing follow up, please call the toll free number to schedule an

Office location 675 Wachesaw Rd. Unit D, Murrells Inlet, SC. Call to arrange appointments now

General Practice and Preventive Integrative

Saturday, January 29, 2011 & Launch New Healthcare Model

eStatLabs is a direct-access-testing web site allowing anyone to order blood and urine tests online without a doctors visit or prescription.  This makes personal healthcare available at very low cost to consumer.  

AtroGene is launching an Internet web portal with a new paradigm in medical consultation via telemedicine, Skype and the internet.


Friday, January 14, 2011 A web site offering inexpensive lab testing

An online Direct Access Testing (DAT) web site for low price blood testing without a doctor's prescription.  

Friday, April 10, 2009

Therapeutic Massage Articles from Brenda hughey, LMT & Julie Van Tassel, LMT

Massage Therapy for Health Maintenance

By Brenda Hughey, LMT

When I tell people that I'm a massage therapist, I'm almost always pleased at their response, which is usually something along the lines of "wow that's great, I'd love to have a massage." It's wonderful to know that so many people are interested in massage therapy and know about its benefits. Yet most of these people only rarely "indulge" themselves with a massage. It is unfortunate that massage therapy is still generally viewed as an occasional luxury rather than an important part of a preventive health maintenance program.

Massage, simply put, is physical manipulation of soft tissue in the body. There are many different bodywork styles and techniques available to meet individual specific needs. And there's something special about the human touch that a machine can never replace. Massage therapy is probably best known for its ability to relax the body and relieve pain. The basic Swedish style uses long flowing stokes to help get the blood flowing to improve circulation throughout the body and lower blood pressure. This type of massage also helps rid toxins after physical exertion or exercise thus speeding recovery time. Skilled hands, working deeply and specifically in the tissue, can help relieve stiff or painful muscles and joints. Massage can also help heal injuries and limit scar tissue formation. These are just a few of the many benefits.

Like regular exercise and good nutrition, receiving frequent massage can promote wellness and improve health. Regular massage keeps muscles supple, can prevent injury and even improve posture. Perhaps more importantly and fundamentally is this RELAXATION aspect. What massage offers is a break from our fast-paced lives and an opportunity to de-stress ourselves. So often we don't really even take the time to notice what's going on in our bodies. And by reducing stress through massage, we're often removing the greatest impediment to healing. Once stress is removed, the body can begin getting well. In the mean time, massage can help alleviate the immediate symptoms of stress like muscle tension, headache, and insomnia.

So take time to experience relaxation. Make massage therapy a part of your regular health maintenance program.
Brenda Hughey is a graduate of the Florida School of Massage in Gainesville, Florida. She is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University where she obtained a B.A. in Sociology. Brenda also served as a logistics officer in the U.S. Army from 1987 - 1999. She was practicing massage therapy part time at the Saleeby Longevity Institute in Downtown Savannah.

Massage for the First Time

By Julie Van Tassel, LMT

One of the biggest barriers that stop people from ever making their first massage appointment may be the fear of the unknown. The truth is: The thought of venturing into a room with a stranger, not knowing what to expect, would make anyone feel somewhat vulnerable. Take a moment to think back. Can you remember any experiences that were not scary the first time you tried something new? Your first day of kindergarten, or as an adult going back to college for many of us, that was scary! Getting your first massage is just another step along the path to self discovery. When you meet with your massage therapist for the first time, you may be asked to fill out an intake form regarding your health history. Following this, your massage therapist may share with you their education background and talk with you specifically about your needs and expectations to the effect of your treatment. Next, your massage therapist may explain how you should get on the massage table, pointing out where you head should be, and whether you should be face up or face down. During your massage, your massage therapist only exposes those areas that he/she is working on at the moment. This technique is known as draping and this makes you feel comfortable. You may then be asked to undress to the level of your comfort, to lie on the table, and to pull the sheet up over your body while the therapist steps out to wash his/her hands. After the massage therapist has left the room, remember to take your time. He/she knocks before coming in, and usually waits longer than necessary.

Your therapist will then make sure you are comfortable, adjust the lights and music. The first moment of contact can tell you a lot about how the rest of the massage is going to feel. When your therapist is attuned to you and your body it becomes a joining together of your consciousness with the consciousness of another, which just doesn't occur often in our modern society. Take advantage of this and pay close attention to what is happening in your own body. This is a great opportunity for you to concentrate on breathing and relaxation.

During your massage feel free to give feedback to your massage therapist. If at any point you would like to change what he/she is doing, you have the right to express it. This is your sacred time! Your massage therapist will let you know when your session has come to an end. He/she may ask you to take your time getting off the table and back into your life. Relish these few moments where your cares and concerns seem a million miles away.

Some people think of massage as a luxury, and may only use it only in times of dire need. With the pressures in modern society, and particularly the increase of stress-related illnesses, touch therapies should become a part of everyday life. Massage is valuable in preventative health- both for the client and the therapist alike. Massage is truly self-discovery that reveals how it feels to be more relaxed and in tune with ourselves, to experience the pleasure of a body that can breathe, stand, and move freely.

Julie Van Tassel is a licensed and nationally certified massage therapist. She completed her requirements for massage & hydrotherapy from the Florida School of Massage in Gainesville, Florida. She previously spent many years as a certified dental assistant. She wa the full time massage therapist and office manager at the Saleeby Longevity Institute. She now practices in NJ.

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