Using natural means of recovery requires enough knowledge about it to easily assess and apply. When it comes to Parenting we often forget how, what and when to utilize these easy, affordable and effective healing remedies. Fear takes hold... You know how it is; "I wish I..." "I could have", and " why didn't I" flood your mind after the fact.
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Always have water with you! A good quality source of water to keep hydrated, I find that when with me, I drink it! You can't go wrong there!
Spring can inspire us to be out and about more which also brings the challenge around eating. Choosing quality over quantity is valuable and wise, being over eating is a cause of disease! In the roughly 6 minute video above I mention some of the tricks I use to be prepared. Here are some more:
A quick bite to satisfy the need for fuel can include the following:
*A whole food meal replacement bar and green food (drink or capsules)
*A smoothie made with a quality protein and organic whole foods
*A probiotic drink and fiber including a supplement or in the form of raw veggies
As for fats – it’s all about balance
here is the ideal proportion (per day):
1 T polyunsaturated fat (flax, black currant seed oil, evening primrose, borage, cod liver oil)
4T mono-unsaturated fat as in olive, Sesame seed oil, avocado, nuts and seeds as well as lard
6T Saturated fat in the form or butter and coconut oils. Butter everything and cook with coconut. Saturated fats include fats attached to beef or lamb and dairy products such as buttermilk and yogurt.
Awareness is the key-
Knowledge is power ~ so our approach is to provide you with an advanced assessment, educate and support your individual needs!
Okay, 2018 has begun! Are you moving forward with absolute certainty your will aligns with your higher self and your soul’s purpose? First step - rate your satisfaction level these areas:
Surveys tell us the top 3 ultimate desires are:
Step two - take the plunge with full awareness and with a built-in self-care method; do the following statements resonate with you?
Your breathing is affected by your thoughts, and your thoughts and physiology are influenced by your breath. For example, when your mind is calm, your breathing is deep and rhythmic, and your body engages in its natural self-repair mechanisms. On the other hand, when your mind is caught up in fearful thoughts, your breath may speed up and become shallow, while your body increases the production of stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenalin. When you’re feeling anxious, if you focus on taking a few deep, slow breaths, you will feel your body relax and it will be easier to shift your thoughts from fear-inducing scenarios to more positive expectations.
Conscious breathing is one way to integrate your mind-body-soul. With regular practice, it will help you cultivate a clear, peaceful mind and a vibrant, healthy body. There is a growing body of scientific research documenting the benefits of practicing conscious deep breathing on a regular basis, including:
Helping you experience deeper states of calm and expanded awareness, deeply breathing can have a profound effect on your over all health. It is also a way to detoxify! Here is how.
As you begin, always remember to move through the exercises slowly and mindfully. I invite you to begin right now by taking a deep breath, feeling your lungs fill with air and exhaling in gratitude. Your life begins with an inhalation, and you will take about half a billion breaths before your final exhalation. Most of the time, you probably aren’t aware of your breath, yet it sustains you at the core, reaching every cell in your body.
Have you ever been in a fender bender? How about pressure and deadlines at work? Are you in a position where you are often the first point of contact for a disheveled, upset, or injured individual? I’d say being a parent fits the bill! Office staff take on a huge load of tasks along with the influx of customers. The medical community are among the top high stress jobs along with police force and anyone else responsible for other's lives.
What I notice is that we excel at a much favorable rate when we talk to others about our experiences. Sharing ourselves, gets us to our end goal faster, and with more ease! We are designed for each other, to serve and receive. This is the way of true fulfillment! Read more...
When two or more are present, spirit is also! Lets immerse in this age-old activity – to gather and discuss matters of the heart, and pause to contemplate; which targets the root causes of stress.
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What if "your vision" is blurry? I’m taking metaphorically here…Have you ever pondered what your vision is, as in aspirations? How about what your purpose is? What do you live for? What fills your cup? Do you experience the joy in your life as much as you think you should? How much of the time are you inspired, upbeat and living out what you are made for? How do you know what you are made for? I am now certified in NLP, CBT and DBT - the top tools for self-improvement as well as in coaching to help guide you through your process of self discovery. I encourage you to team up with myself or form a group/partner to emply your principles. This is s start, also, a vision board, a book club - something that aligns you with your higher self.
Balancing and integrating our mind, body and spirit is the work of the group healing 5 week course called the Immersion Program. The sensations meditaion is to keep (for enrollees – click here if interested, its not too late!) and listen to as much as you’d like (found in the PowerPoint). We discussed techniques to ground and why it is so important! We touched on the stress response and what can activate the parasympathetic system to induce “happy hormones” in order to come out of the physiological effects of stress/trauma. There was so much packed into this session which we will review next week.
The Deepening practice is to jot down your thoughts, feelings, your story…. Simply allow what ever your system comes up with to be heard!
This improvised version (due to leaving my computer at home), I thought it went beautifully, perfectly well! Let me know your thoughts!
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In our modern, fast-paced world, taking care of yourself can be yet another thing over whelming your your never-ending do-do list. While we re-learn the lifestyle habits that once made health easy and natural, we may need to get better organized so we can return our attention to our natural state of self-care. One way to do that is to create a Health History Timeline.
On this timeline, you record a snapshot of your health history including events that may have altered your state of health, your past and present health practices, any health challenges you may have encountered, and the health of your family; all items that make up your physical life story.
Paying attention to your health is paramount. It comes before everything. Because, if you don’t have your health, nothing else matters.
Why do you need a health timeline? Taking the time to create a Health History Timeline has many benefits:
✓ Uncovers root causes of your current and past symptoms
✓ Tracks disease progression and recovery
✓ Creates a baseline for your recovery - where did you start?
✓ Charts your progress and successes - how far have you come?
✓ Serves as a quick snapshot for any new practitioners or doctors that you add to your team so they can quickly get up to speed
✓ Allows you to record and remember your health history when you need that information
✓ Rather than explaining and racking your brain trying to remember the answers, a Health History Timeline saves you and your healthcare team time that would be better spent addressing your health concerns
✓ Allows you to compare what therapies you have tried, your state of health then and now, the health of your family as a whole, testing methods and results, etcetera
✓ Assists you to make a plan to address root causes, which will inform your recovery and help you to overcome your health challenges rather than simply coping with the symptoms
What to include in your Health History Timeline - click for more
Serotonin, previously thought of as a hormone, that is known as neurotransmitter in which 95% of is actually made in the lining of the gut rather than in the brain. It is what anti-depressants drugs like Prozac work off of. Our body’s make serotonin from the amino acid tryptophan. However, tryptophan needs vitamin B6, and B6 needs sufficient amounts of zinc for B6 to convert into an active form where it works as a co-enzyme and to make tryptophan effectively, thus make serotonin.
There is plenty of talk about vitamin B deficiencies and the popularity of vitamin B supplements. Many vitamins, and especially the B’s are some of the most toxic, synthesized from petroleum. I warn against self-administering supplements that are not whole-food sourced. This is a big topic. For more information: see article (pdf) for the four primary ways to determine if your supplements are made from food or toxic carcinogenic substances.
Keep in mind that many supplements off the shelves of the stores are owned by the pharmaceutical companies. These larger companies are owned by Big Pharma, and there are hundreds of them. They are able to buy greater quantities, thus demand lower cost from less developed countries. This demand is dollar driven, quality doesn’t factor in. A quick gauge on this is of the price. This is truly one of those things that the famous saying "you get what you pay for" really applies. If you are getting professional grade supplements that do third party testing for quality, you are generally in good hands. See article entitled Nutrients and Assimilation for more information on this.
As you may know, trace minerals are essential for the function of the cells. You may be wondering how best to get your much-needed zinc if you already can’t digest and assimilate efficiently? Major Mineral Mix is a liquid mineral supplement that does not require any digestion or breakdown of any kind because the particles are so small. It is called “angstrom sized” meaning smaller than the cells of the body. This can be applied topically and absorbed through your skin, or taken orally. Tasteless and clear, these minerals are the smallest size available and the body knows what to do when the digestive tract doesn't!
These minerals can be ordered to suite your needs. I highly recommend Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis and custom minerals based on these results! However, without the test, a good blend of all the essential minerals can be yours for a 1-3 month supply, depending on how much you take, for just $35. Major Mineral Mix (16 ounces) is an ionic (charged and ready for the body to utilize) liquid, tasteless, 100% absorbable and vital for health!
Chinese medical protocols, administered correctly can have a great impact on the healing process and act as a re-set. Some of us look for that magic bullet with promises of hope applying very little effort. Long-term supplement plans can feel too expensive over time or we just get tired of taking a handful of pills day after day. How does one or two weeks of taking just one herbal remedy sound? This may be truly as simple as it sounds. For instance, if someone comes to me with a gut related issue, through my evaluations, I may find the liver Qi is stagnant. In which case, one herbal tonic may resolve the whole host of symptoms that otherwise may have cost that patient with the same scenario months of treatment in working to address the presenting main symptoms of, say heartburn/acid reflux, constipation alternating with loose stools and frequent stomachaches only to have a re-occurrence later. In this case, because these gut symptoms were relatively acute (not long-standing), supporting the liver provided just enough correction to the underling cause.
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When treatment is miss-addressed, or handled in such a sway that goes against natures order of healing (from below up), you will find that, over the course of time different conditions will occur above (positionally in the body) from the previous or original condition. The exact opposite is true for healing. Shifts made in the energy body, and functionality with the systems in the physical body will present themselves as a course of healing action when different conditions begin to move down the body. This is especially the case for anyone with chronic health issues. This is the value of working with a practitioner trained in the healing art of Chinese Medicine.
Nearly 60,000,000 Americans suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, migraine headaches and fibromyalgia. Approximately 1/3 of them suffer moderate to severely debilitating symptoms, are refractory to standard therapies, and are actively seeking a solution for their illness. So, what do IBS, migraine, and fibromyalgia have in common?
In many cases, dietary triggers such as foods and food chemicals provoke symptoms. Numerous peer-reviewed controlled studies confirm this fact. Yet for the vast majority of physicians, diet remains one of the most overlooked and disregarded areas of treatment. A dietary problem requires a dietary solution. And that dietary solution is best administered by a practitioner extensively trained in food, biochemistry, and diets. If food and food chemicals play a role in making a patient ill, how can the patient get well without appropriately addressing diet? The truth is they can’t. That’s why so many patients suffering from these conditions are refractory to conventional drug therapies – because drugs don’t address the underlying problem. Since medications are the primary treatment modality used by most physicians, it’s unrealistic to expect any improvement in outcomes. Where is a starting place? Who is addressing these symptoms that arise to communicate a problem? Furthermore, who is able to discern what they mean? For instance, a Chinese physician looks at the tongue for clues as to what is happening, especially within the digestive system.
On your own you can use a food journal. Simply write down your intake and any effects. You will learn to take an active role in your healthcare and become more observant of subtle effects. Secondly, a thorough food sensitivity test provides you evidence and assurance of your own feels about what may be causing a biological upset within your system. My current favorite is with Alcat Labs.
“To heal, make whole.” This indicates that health is the ability to function in a unified way, in which all parts and living processes interact with each other in a complex, balanced exchange. Find out what blockages you have energetically with a biofeedback scan a therapy. If you are not sure about this and would like a sample session, I am offering these at
I think we can all agree that our current medical model has let us down in one way or another. Especially in the sense that we perpetually “prescribe drugs of which we know little about, for a condition we understand even less, to a human of the least known”.
~ An altered quote from The Laws of Medicine
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Modification, conversion, or an adjustment to your daily habitual ways is difficult to make a shift in because of cellular memory. However, change can be easier than previously thought! You may have heard that it takes about a month to form a habit. However, if you have a system rooted in neuroscience combined with the ancient wisdom… Let me stop there and come back to it.
Peptides are one of some one hundred distinctively identified neuro-chemicals our body releases with every belief, sensation, and act we carry out. Nerve pathways connect neurons (nerve cells) to one another. This neurotransmission is what makes change difficult even when it is much wanted! I offer a simple 3 step process to help you align with your truth (also your desires). The identification process of finding whatever it is that rings true for you is step one. I have always said, ever sense I started my practice in biofeedback therapy, now over ten years ago, that awareness is the key!), honor it and ground in that truth (whether it is perceived as bad or good; all thoughts and feelings need acknowledgement). Lastly, secure a new belief and an innovative beginning! This is best done with a facilitator. With anything, after the awe-ha moment, we as humans (with the many distractions that pull us away from ritual and commitments) best achieve goals in a supportive setting. There is no sense in undertaking transformation on your own! It is a burden found more stressful with a failure rate much higher than those that choose a collaborative approach. On a larger scale, whole communities thrive more with this system of a network as well. I look forward to hearing from you about this special offer:
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An essential oil of citronella wards off the bugs and in the event of a bite, just one spray of ASEA immediately stops the itch. I had a bite two days ago, it must have been a spider bite. It was painful, swollen and slightly itchy. It was about 2" in diameter and purple. One spray later and I woke up yesterday with no bump, itch and just a small red dot. Check out ASEA; redox molecule replenishment: http://www.connection2health.com/my-secret.html
My previous personal experience with it was dealing with deep cuts. I slit my finger, applied a spray of ASEA a couple times and within a few minutes I could feel the soothing tingles of healing. The redness and pain went away, I could open it without the stretch pains of an open wound and it healed nicely - no scar (when normally there would be!).
Before that, My young one hit her chin on a tile floor and split it open. I was able to immediately apply ASEA which stopped the excessive bleeding. This was a wound that everyone around us agreed she would need stiches for! A few minutes later when we got home to bandage it, I realized the level of healing these Redox molecules were doing and decided against the visit to the ER. She was no longer in pain, and new to the product I was already seeing how vital this product was to keep in my purse at all times! The next day, my little girls didn't even need a bandaid. She doesn't have a scar either!
The following have been linked to ADD:
Dr. J. Egger, head of a pediatric university hospital in Munich, and Dr. J Soothill, London, England, studied the effect of food on 76 hyperactive children. 79% had clear improvement in their mental activity, emotions and behavior and 28 became completely normal. To prove their findings, the researchers reintroduced the allergenic foods to the children and their hyperactive symptoms returned.
It is unfortunate that too many people suffering from the effects with ADD/ADHD are not informed of all the options. What are the long-term health risks taking prescription medications such as Ritalin and Adderall? Studies done on children taking Ritalin using a PET scan revealed that although the children had a reduction in their symptoms the PET scan was highly abnormal.
Many people are faced with their family physician who insists that pharmaceutical drugs are the only way to go and fail to offer any alternatives. Sadly, there are very effective natural routes that are being ignored by the mainstream allopathic community simply due to a lack of education and or interest in expanding knowledge. Volumes of medical research is quite over-whelming in favor of looking for the root cause(s) of these types of conditions concerning behavior, concentration, and learning. If your current physician doesn’t seek continuing education in the field you have concerns about, I would be looking for someone new.
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Floral healing is the use of a preparation of flowers, much like a homeopathic remedy. Because flower essences are settle remedies as opposed to encapsulations of herbs and tinctures (an extract of the herbs’ medicinal constituents), they work with the subtle realm of influence; at the cellular level. These flowers all have a specific use and by the study of their traditional application, we can capture the flower's Bio-electrical field. The making of flower remedies is a process much like the production of dew! In realty, the use of flower essences is dew in a bottle. Can you imagine what benefits this nature-produced wisdom has in store for us?
Energy medicine is the oldest form of healing. All mythologies from around the world acknowledge an energy force that sustains life. It is only the American and recent societies that ignore this. Overlooking this field of bio-energetics has caused us to view every system independent from one another. In traditional Chinese culture, it would be a cause of great concern if one was chronically dissatisfied. This would be considered a problem of the shen, which translates as “spirit”. It is when the mind gets confused, dysregulating the heart. Physical manifestations of this may come in the form of problems sleeping. This is just one illustration of how the synchronicity of the mind, body and spirit don’t have any separation.
It is easier to utilize floral healing to influence the subtle energy field rather than to force change onto the physical body. Furthermore, it is a more natural order of correction to stimulate the bio-energetic intelligence encoded within us. A condition of the body in any form began with misinformation. This stems from a lack of energy, too much of it, and initially from limiting beliefs. All of which are created out of discord. Removal of the organ does not fix the disharmony, whereas, flower essences activate the healing of the mind to transform root causes we humans developed out of trauma. We are all decedents of discord that caused us to flight, fight, or freeze. We develop various coping mechanisms either rooted in the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS), or alternately the sympathetic nervous system. The PNS causes you to shut down, burry emotion, “be perfect”, etc. The Sympathetic side causes more hostility, defensiveness and outward expressions of stress hormone emersion. Flower essences can be applied both internally or externally.
Here is your guide to find which remedy you could benefit from!
Of special interest in bone health, US medical physicians are not schooled in nutritional biochemistry or functional medicine and will make the common mistake of prescribing 1000-1500 mg of calcium a day. Dr. Grisanti of Functional Medicine University continues to state that recommendations of 1500 mgs of calcium a day to prevent osteoporosis and the common drugs, Boniva, Evista, Actonel, or Fosamax prescribed as treatment of osteoporosis yields an average of 2% improvement a year for a couple of years and then the benefit dwindles or ceases. A “temporary” improvement in bone density can be expected at the above stated improvement rate, and short-lived at that because the underlying root cause of the problem has been overlooked or ignored.
As a quick reminder, normal bone breaks down and repairs itself every day, just as all tissues do. A concern with this condition with this lack of bone turn-over and repair is the fact that it encourages the accumulation of heavy toxic metals. Specifically, Cadmium. When a body is depleted in adequate nutrient levels, it leaves susceptibility towards toxic metals to take their place. In the case of osteoporosis where extra calcium is being supplemented, what is failed to be known is that high doses of calcium actually pushes out zinc from the bones. Zinc is a mineral not only needed for bone strength, but as a catalyst for manufacturing over 200 enzymes in the body. I consider zinc to be a “master” mineral due to it’s seemly almost endless involvement in the functions of every vital system within the human body. Once cadmium displaces enough zinc, the bones lose their strength and you have a greater potential of developing osteopenia, osteomalacia, easy fractures and osteoporosis.
In summary, a zinc deficiency can come from cadmium, plasticizers, unbalanced high calcium doses, to list a few. Just the same, a deficiency of zinc leads to cadmium and other metals to accumulate. Therefore, you can you see how this condition worsens when the underlying root cause(s) are not identified. I recommend a RBC intracellular nutrient and toxic heavy metal profile. This will be the first step in helping in your pursuit in treatment of osteoporosis. One important clue that you may have a zinc deficiency if an alkaline phosphatase blood test below 70.
Neither of these tests mentioned above are offered through your typical physician. Integrative and Functional Medicine trained healthcare providers are the ones to turn to. The great news is, evaluations and tests can be ordered without having to locate and physically visit this kind of specialist. The move of these highly trained practitioners are on the rise, forming micro practices all over and working alongside of allopathic physicians (your regular doctor). I can help you wherever you are demographically and help you utilize your doctor to fulfill the testing procedure.
Osteoporosis is among the conditional states I call ID problems, an acronym for inflammatory and/or degenerative disorders. The term I have coined as “ID conditions” is also a reminder not to approach all disease solely on the physical level. Think of it, osteoporosis is, by definition, weakening of the bone. Bone is comprised of minerals that harden the collagen proteins in formation by means of a process called ossification. Does it make sense to simply approach this as a deficiency of one or more minerals and mega dose them as if they body will know what to do? Or is it possibly a little more complex? Stress can deplete a body of minerals, however, what is the mechanism of which helps synthesize cells? Furthermore, cells into tissues, tissues into bone or glands, organs, etc.? Shouldn't the stress be addressed as well as the need to fulfill nutrient requirements?
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Do you crave comfort foods as temporary “fixes” such as coffee and sweets? Maybe it’s chips or other fillers. Whichever you grab for in these moments, foods devoid of vitality do not yield what you truly desire. Are you acutely aware of this? Have you ever considered that self-care is directly related to self-confidence? Where does your confidence stem from? Is it defined by your work, social scene or other ego-fed pseudo life-styles? This is an important area to check in with yourself occasionally. It is easy in today’s time to get pulled towards this direction. Additionally, some personalities tend to lean more naturally into this physical plain of existence. It takes all types to bring us into balance with ourselves and each other. Please accept this insight as a friendly reminder and be gracious with yourself. Ask your inner wisdom, “what changes could be made to benefit my higher self and greater good?”. Chances are, you already have known the answer for a while now. It’s been knocking at your door. It may be inconvenient. Making change isn’t always easy, however when you do the right thing, you know it’s worth it in the end and you’re always vibrating at a higher rate. Simply sitting with your energy around these questions begins the healing process. Healing of the soul; honoring your whole self – mind, body and soul. Seek to bring balance to your life in all areas. This alone is cleansing!
So next time you grab for that bottle of wine or a beer, think of what better serves and nourishes your intuition – not just your physical body! Next time you need a snack, think of what your cells really need. How about when you are feeling sluggish, even after a good night’s rest? What feeds your creative side, motivates and inspires you?
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The lymph system is an organization of lymph nodes, lymph ducts, lymph vessels and glands that produce and transport lymphatic fluid from tissues to the bloodstream. This system is a vital component of the body's immune system. Removing and destroying waste such as dead blood cells, pathogens, toxins, cancer cells, and debris; you can see how the Immune system is assisted by the lymph.
The spleen, tonsils, and thymus gland are part of this lymphatic network. Unlike blood, which flows throughout the body in a continual loop and has a pump (the beating heart), lymphatic movement occurs in just one direction. This flow is only upward toward the neck. This one-way street, so to speak, relies exclusively on the muscle contraction and respiration for the valves to circulate the lymph fluid. Diaphragmatic deep breathing and physical exercise are critical for lymph cleansing and to an over-all healthy immune function.
How does this talk of the lymphatic system tie into the integrity of the intestines? Well, being that the colon is the major outlet for waste products, the failure to properly evacuate overwhelms the lymphatic system and ultimately compromises healthy immunity.
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The following have been linked to ADD:
If you’ve ever familiarized yourself with Ayurveda and it’s rituals throughout the seasons, its ways of eating and seemingly odd “treatments”. You’d begin to understand the mechanisms in place to eliminate waste. If you have a few extra pounds on you, any variety of complaints, even minor such as awaking with the need to blow your nose excessively and clear phlegm from your throat, you likely have neglected to pay attention to the signals your body has attempted to communicate a need for change!
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What I teach my client’s is about foods that are most beneficial for their body and how to become aware of when tolerations extend to detriments in the early stages with signs like reddening of lips, drying of skin, or slight headaches after consumption. Consume every reasonable food in moderation, then listen to what your body says! For instance, I had a square of chocolate after dinner which I found delightful, then I ate two more. By the third square I could feel my lips drying, my vitality took a decline and I knew enough was enough.
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