Failure is only feedback, it is not the final answer. Keep moving forward.
Dr. Idelle S. Brand is a 1981 graduate of New York University College of Dentistry. After serving three years with the United States Public Health Service, Dr. Brand located her office to midtown Manhattan.
In addition to being a dentist, Dr. Brand is also a Naturopathic Physician (ND) and an Acupuncturist.
Other honors include being a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD), a Fellow of the Institute for Natural Dentistry (FIND), and a Certified Nutritional Consultant (CNC). She has advanced training in all aspects of general and holistic dentistry, as well as training in hypnosis for anxiety and pain control. A relaxed and comfortable visit with her is assured.
Dr. Brand is also a Reiki Master Teacher, a practitioner of NLP, Sound Therapy, Reconnective Energy and EFT. Her knowledge in the Energy Medicine field is extensive. Each of these modalities are frequently used for furthering her patients’ health. Her pursuit for whole body wellness is her approach to dental care.
Dr. Brand is co-author (with her daughter) of Enlightened Indigo Child, an important book for people with high sensitivities. She has also authored My Secrets to Regaining Health, a concise handbook that delves into the possible reasons for unresolved health issues and how to resolve them.
Dr. Brand has been selected as a Top Dentist by the International Association of Dentists (IAD) and has been spotlighted in the renowned publication The Leading Physicians of the World.
Dr. Brand is available for speaking engagements on Enlightened Dentistry TM, the bridging of modern dentistry with complementary healing modalities to empower total body wellness.
Where did the idea for Enlightened Dentistry come from?
Healing teeth is more than just placing a filling or doing a root canal. To truly heal teeth, we need to work with the body, mind and emotions to reverse infections and dental pain. At Enlightened Dentistry, we use conventional and complementary techniques such as homeopathy, acupuncture, ozone therapy, lasers and nutrition, to reverse tooth decay and dental infections. Enlightened Dentistry implies a higher consciousness for healing teeth problems. By implementing holistic modalities, we can restore teeth and gums to a natural state of good health.
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
On a typical day. I usually meet with many patients who are looking for solutions for healing not only their teeth, but also their chronic health problems. Most of our patients have been diagnosed with chronic incurable/autoimmune diseases. They have finally come to the realization that their teeth may be a major contributor to their health challenge. Since every tooth is on a meridian system (Chinese medicine) and connected with every part of the human body, it is important to have a very healthy dentition, so that energy flows freely to all major organs and body parts. If a tooth has an infection, root canal or a non-biocompatible restoration, the energy (qi) will stagnate and prevent healthy energy from flowing freely through the body. This could possibly create dysfunction and disease to organs along that meridian. By understanding this relationship, we are able to restore the teeth to optimum health and frequently reverse disease.
How do you bring ideas to life?
By being proactive in finding solutions and following through with intention.
What’s one trend that excites you?
Alternative medicine is vast and endless. All the answers for healing most health problems can be found in non-conventional medicine. I love learning the profound secrets of the healing universe.
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
I am excellent at multi-tasking.
What advice would you give your younger self?
Keep moving forward. Success is inevitable.
Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.
All chronic illness can be cured.
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
I do something each day to detox my body. There are so many toxins in our environment – the food has pesticides, the water has chemicals added, and the air has pollution. All these toxins are cumulative and will ultimately weaken our immune system. We need to be proactive in getting these poisons out of our system – every single day.
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?
Ask for referrals from existing clients. They are cheerleaders for your business.
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
Hiring unqualified people for the position needed. It is important to give some type of written exams to see if they would be a good fit for the job. Verbal interviews are just not enough.
What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?
Make a website that expresses the uniqueness of your business. You want to stand out, not blend in. Do not cookie-cut a website.
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
Dinner with friends. It is important to keep a balance between business and personal life.
What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive?
Write a blog. It keeps the clients interested and puts your website in the search engines. It also distinguishes you from others in the same field.
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
The Cure for All Diseases by Hulda Clark. This will explain the cause of disease and how we can empower ourselves to cure it.
What is your favorite quote?
“Let food be thy medicine.” –Hippocrates
• Keep a positive attitude and focus on success
• There are solutions to every problem, but you may have to think outside the box to find them.
• Failure is only feedback, it is not the final answer. Keep moving forward.
• Excellent health can be a reality for everyone. Eat right and detox daily is a first step in that direction.
• Dental infections can be healed. Get a second or even third opinion before agreeing to invasive and irreversible dental treatment.
Steve (Stefan) Junge hails from Germany and helps with the day-to-day publishing of interviews on IdeaMensch. While he and Mario don’t share a favorite soccer club, their enthusiasm to help entrepreneurs is a shared passion.