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Medical Medium Protocol

I don’t want people to think I have a perfect life, because I don’t. Just because I am a health coach doesn’t mean I don’t have obstacles of my own to deal with.

I have been battling chronic Lyme disease for the past several years and hypothyroidism for the past 15 years (among a few other challenges that I am dealing with). Even with my medical experience and health coach training, I still struggle to get out of bed every day and go to work. I am constantly drained and have been searching for something, or anything I should say, that might help me feel better. Enter the Medical Medium.

“Eating whole fruit can make us whole again” ~ Medical Medium

I have been eyeing up Medical Medium by Anthony William for quite a while, I was a little hesitant to get it due to my previous training (I was a bit skeptical). I finally decided to pick up the audiobook and let me tell you, it immediately began to resonate. There is so much conflicting information out there now, that it is hard to tell the difference between what is fact and what is fiction. And this book is no different, but when you get that gut feeling that you have been led here for a reason, it’s probably safe to roll with it.

I believe that the body can heal from anything given what it needs to do so.

So I have decided to take this on as a challenge. I already don’t eat dairy or wheat, but this week I am going to begin eliminating meat from my diet and incorporating the Medical Medium protocol. This is the plan, I’ll let you know how it goes.

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Why I Promote Energy Healing

Energy Healing has literally changed the game for me. Working with energy raises my vibration and expands my consciousness as well. It pushed me to make changes in my life, eating healthier, moving more, meditating more. It allowed me to find my own strength, self-worth, confidence and leave my past behind me. It has really empowered me – because it taught me to empower myself!

So how does energy healing actually do this? We ARE energetic beings and everything IS energy, this simple truth has been scientifically proven. To keep this simple, we have an invisible energy body surrounding our physical body, in this energy body are layers. Each layer has different functions and the layers are associated with different chakras, these chakras affect different areas of the physical body. The chakras are openings for energy to flow into and out of the aura (energy body). This energy is associated with a form of consciousness, thus we experience the exchange of energy in the forms of seeing, hearing, feeling, sensing, intuiting or direct knowing. It is important to open the chakras and increase our energy flow, because the more energy we let flow, the healthier we are. Illness in the system is caused by an imbalance of energy or a blocking of the flow of energy. In other words, a lack of flow in the human energy system eventually leads to disease. It also distorts our perceptions and dampens our feelings, making it hard for us to lead healthy, happy lives.

So what causes an imbalance and blocks in the flow of energy? Majority of people today have been conditioned to react to unpleasant experiences by blocking our feelings and emotions which stops a great deal of our natural energy flow. An example of this, a person is rejected many times when she tries to show her love to another, she eventually stops showing her love by trying to stop the inner feelings of love. In order to do this, she will have to stop the energy flow through the heart chakra. When the energy flow is stopped or slowed down, the development of the heart chakra is affected which eventually a physical problem will very likely result if the energy does not start to flow smoothly again. This same process works for all the chakras. Whenever a person blocks an experience, he, in turn, blocks his chakras, which blocks the flow of universal life force energy. Disrupted, weakened, blocked or imbalances in the chakras can all be caused from many situations occurring in our lives, such as: emotional or physical trauma, injury, negative self-talk, toxicity, nutritional depletion, destructive lifestyle and relationships, neglect of self and lack of love for oneself or others, from emotions that are not expressed in a healthy way, childhood traumas, cultural conditioning, limited belief system, bad habits or even just a lack of attention all contribute to blockage. Difficulties abound in life, for each one of us, we develop a coping strategy. If these difficulties persist, these coping strategies become chronic patterns, anchored in the body and psyche as defense structures. It is important to recognize the blocks we carry, find and understand their source then heal them.

Energy healing is excellent for healing any physical, mental, emotional and spiritual issues. I recommend starting off with the Clearing Program. This program is very in-depth and intense and goes back in time. I also suggest regular energy healing therapy like Reiki Energies. Long-term practice of whole-body energy healing will restore the general condition of the body. It will open the energy channels and this will allow the body to deal properly and naturally with stress and the build-up of toxins along with coping with anxiety and depression.

Some of the health benefits from receiving energy healing:

– Creates deep relaxation and aids the body to release stress and tension
– It accelerates the body’s self-healing abilities
– Aids better sleep
– Reduces blood pressure
– Can help with acute injuries and chronic problems (asthma, eczema, headaches, etc.) and aides the breaking of addictions
– Helps relieve pain
– Removes energy blockages, adjusts the energy flow of the endocrine system bringing the body into balance and harmony
– Assists the body in cleaning itself from toxins
– Reduces some of the side effects of drugs and helps the body to recover from drug therapy after surgery and chemotherapy
– Supports the immune system
– Increases vitality and postpones the aging process
– Raises the vibrational frequency of the body
– Helps spiritual growth and emotional clearing
– And more!

Energy Healing works. It changes you from the inside out. The main thing to remember is that body, mind, and soul together with the energy body, are one invisible whole. This simple, non-invasive healing system works with the Higher Self of the receiver (person) to promote health and well being of the entire physical, emotional, mental and spiritual body. Therefore it is truly a system of attaining and promoting wholeness. It is an extremely powerful, yet a gentle energy that can be easily channeled to yourself and others, just by intention. When it is combined with the sincere desire of the healer, who is willing to effect a cleansing within their consciousness, a total healing can occur. A total NEW you can Emerge!

 

3 Steps to Managing Skin Allergies

How do you manage skin allergies? There are three components to this answer. First is that you must understand the condition, then you have to discover what, if anything is triggering your skin reaction, and third you must take care of your skin.

Think that allergies only affect the respiratory or digestive systems, think again. They can also affect your largest organ- your skin. As with other allergies the immune system will overreact to the presence of certain substances and set off an inflammatory response. You can check with Dr. Google or talk with your own doctor, either way, skin condition are better treated when you understand what is causing the outbreak.

The next step is for you to identify and eliminate the allergens or irritants that begin the itchy/scratchy cycle. There are thousands of known triggers for skin allergies, some are natural and many are man-made. My suggestion (and how I approached this when I was trying to figure out what was causing my daughter’s eczema) is to eliminate everything that could be a possible irritant. Step back to the basics. Use glycerin soap and wash your hair with baking soda until your skin clears up and then begin to introduce items back into your routine and watch your skin and how it reacts to everything.

A common man-made trigger is latex, which comes from the sap of the Brazilian rubber tree. The natural proteins and those added in the manufacturing process can trigger an allergic reaction. Most people are aware that this can lead to reactions if you wear latex gloves. However, latex is also present in baby pacifiers, balloons, pencil erasers and elastic bands in undergarments. There can also be problems when latex particles become airborne and are inhaled. If you have a latex allergy try to avoid the material and use vinyl or plastic where possible.

Nickel is another common trigger. In addition to the obvious nickel-containing metallic objects like coins and jewelry, nickel is also present in everyday objects like scissors, bathroom and kitchen cabinet handles, and zippers. Mascara, eye shadow and eye pencils also contain nickel. Experts estimate that the number of people suffering from a nickel allergy has risen about 40% in the last decade. Much of this is believed to be due to the popularity of body piercing. Some foods also have natural nickel content and people who suffer severe symptoms may need to restrict their diet under medical supervision. At present, there is no way to desensitize a person with a nickel allergy. Avoidance is the best strategy.

Then we move onto effective management and is looking after your skin. Find products that your skin loves. Natural moisturizers and scrubs, fragrance free laundry detergents and essential oils replace the fragrance scents you think you might miss.

Managing your skin’s condition means firstly moisturizing and softening the skin to ensure it does not dry out. Your doctor may recommend you use topical corticosteroid preparations to control the inflammation. I use coconut oil for daily moisturizing, and then I have special balms that I create using natural oils for when my skin flares up.

When you take a bath soak in lukewarm water for 20 to 30 minutes. Do not have hot baths or showers, as the heat will increase skin dryness and itching. You can add oatmeal or baking soda to the bath for a soothing effect, and relax some of that stress away.

Buying handmade soap or glycerin soap from a reputable crafter can make a huge difference in your skin. Some handmade artisans also make bath oils that you can use after your shower to seal in the moisture and make your skin feel supple.

After the bath dry yourself by patting your skin with a soft towel. This helps retain moisture. Immediately after drying your skin apply your lotion or oil to help your skin retain the moisture.

To look after your skin you will also need to avoid situations where you will experience extreme physical contact, heavy perspiration, or heavy clothing. This may mean avoiding some sports. Swimming is permissible if you rinse the chlorine from your skin as soon as you leave the pool, and use a moisturizer after drying yourself.

I hope this helps!

3 Simple Steps to a More Restful Night

Let’s think about this: It’s 5:27 PM. You’re leaving work and your hanger is taking over and then you get stuck in traffic. Frustration sets in. But you’re used to it since this is an everyday occurrence.

You finally get home around 6:04 PM, your 2 young kiddos are vying for your attention, and they’re hungry too. You walk to the freezer and even though you know full well they’re not healthy, you pop some frozen dinners in the microwave. At the same time, you know that you can barely think in your current state, much less cook. You slop down your plate of Salisbury Steak and then realize your day still isn’t even close to being over.

Time to do the dishes, the laundry, bath the kids and read them a story before bed… When the children finally go down, you remember that you have to finish up the work that you brought home from the office and you really wanted to get that blog post written too. When do you have time to rest? At night you keep telling yourself.

But every night it’s the same old story. You flop into your bed at 1 AM and close your eyes, your mind is still racing from the day that just passed and the busy day you know you are heading into tomorrow. You toss and turn, hoping that you’ll be able to get at least a little shut-eye before your 6 AM wake up call (your phone annoyingly ringing on the side table).

Wake up and welcome to groundhog day, you get to do it all over again. You’re tired at work, you don’t have time to eat, you’re stressed, and you can’t get out of the vicious cycle.

So what do you do?

First thing’s first: take a deep breath. You’re probably stressed out just reading this far.

Let’s try a few of these ideas and see what happens, shall we?

1) Get a notebook and take 5 minutes right before laying down to free write. What you want to do is get every thought from the past, present, and future out of your head and on paper where it’s safe and secure. This will free the clutter from your head and allow you to rest easier.

2) Get a new alarm clock or an app that wakes you up gradually with classical music or another sound you enjoy. This will do absolute wonders for your morning routine. What you want to do is set the alarm to go off 15-20 minutes earlier than you usually wake up. It will turn on very quietly and slowly bring you out of your slumber.

3) Add a few very healthy snacks to your daily routine. Baby carrots are a great options, smoothies, apple slices or celery and peanut butter can be great as well. When you’re hungry at work or on the way home, munch on these. Another great snack is raw almonds. Eating healthier does amazing things for your body and your sleep.

Let me know if any of these ideas help you out or if you have any others that I could try as well!

 

3 tips to get more water in

After a little research it is apparent that nobody really knows where the saying that you need to drink 8 cups of water per day comes from. Some people trace it back to a study in the 1980’s, and other people claim that doctors starting telling people that amount because it was a good goal, but didn’t have any scientific research to back it up with.

Either way, the point is clear, water does wonders for your body, and your brain. Your body is composed of about 60% water and it is well known to cleanse your body of harmful chemicals through your intestines and also throughout your urine tract. Without proper water intake, our bodies break down very quickly, in a matter of days. Without food, however, some people can live for a week or two. That just shows how important water is to our bodies.

Here are 3 quick tips for taking in more water.

1. Always have water available.

I like to take 12 ounce bottles of water and keep them in the fridge. Whenever I go to the gym I grab a bottle. On my way out the door to work, I grab a bottle. Before a trip that will be 30 minutes or longer, I grab a bottle. Whenever I am sitting watching TV or a movie, I will have a bottle. I take a lot of little sips until the bottle is gone. I almost always have a bottle of water with me. A great way of making sure you drink more water is to make sure it is easily accessible.

2. Keep it cold.

Or don’t. Add frozen fruit to it, or don’t. The choice is yours, the preference is personal. Keep your water the way you like it and you will drink more of it.

3. Chose water in restaurants.

Whenever I go out to eat, I always drink water with some lemon. The lemon adds a little spunk to the taste and the water is always nice, cold and refreshing. After a short time you will stop craving your old drink of choice and will begin to appreciate the taste, or lack of taste, that water provides.

Stay hydrated my friends…

Heart health talk

Almost 14 million Americans have a history of heart attack or angina. It is now one of the leading causes of death in the United States. More than 1 million Americans have heart attacks each year. A heart attack, or myocardial infarction (MI), is permanent damage to the heart muscle. “Myo” means muscle, “cardial” refers to the heart and “infarction” means death of tissue due to lack of blood supply.

Nutrition and energy are delivered to the entire body by blood from the pumping heart. The heart itself requires constant energy in the form of oxygen and nutrients, which all come from the blood that delivered through the coronary arteries.  A blockage in the coronary arteries prevents blood flow and causes the heart muscle to starve. The medical term for such starvation is ischemia, a condition that  is accompanied by a chest discomfort called angina.  If the blockage is severe, some of the heart muscle actually dies. When heart muscle dies, this is called a heart attack or myocardial infarction.

Fortunately, modern medicine already offers medical treatment for acute heart attack.  Preventive measures have been identified and are now being taught to prevent such an attack from occurring or recurring. Beta blockers are medications used to decrease heart rate and blood pressure. These can be given through an intravenous (IV) line or by mouth. Oxygen is used via nose plugs or a face mask if a person is having a heart attack. This is useful if breathing is difficult or the amount of oxygen in the blood is low.

Aspirin is used to decrease blood clotting. It works by preventing platelets from sticking together. Plavix (clopidogrel) is an additional platelet blocker given to those having a heart attack. Both aspirin and plavix are pills given by mouth. Clotting inhibitors called heparin, lovenox, and 2B3A are given via the IV and can help prevent the blockage from getting worse. A statin, or cholesterol pill, is often given to those having a heart attack. This too can stabilize a blockage and prevent it from getting worse. Chest pain can be decreased with nitroglycerine. This is given in a variety of ways, a dissolving pill under the tongue, a paste on the chest, or via the IV. Nitroglycerine helps dilate the coronary arteries allowing more blood to flow through. Morphine is another medication to control chest discomfort and ease anxiety.  These medications mentioned work to stabilize a blockage, however, they are not very effective in removing one that has already formed. This job is done by “clot buster” medications or thrombolytics. T-PA (tissue plasminogen activator) and similar medicines can break apart a blockage and restore blood flow. Alternatively, this can be done with a balloon and stent procedure by a cardiologist.

Scary, huh? There are practical ways that can lessen the chances of having a heart attack. Consuming at least five fruits and vegetables daily, exercising at least 2.5 hours per week, maintaining a healthy weight and not smoking can decrease your chances of heart trouble by 35 percent, and the risk of dying by 40 percent, compared to people with less healthy lifestyles.  Research have shown that people who eat a balanced diet and exercise more can substantially reduce their risk for cardiovascular disease and death even if they’re in their 50s or 60s. A plant based diet is even better.  Most experts agree that a health-promoting lifestyle such as eating well, being active, and not smoking can cut overall risk of heart disease by 80 percent. Indeed, adopting a heart-healthy lifestyle makes a difference.

Do you need help in this area? Contact me here to find out what a health coach can do for you.

 

5 ways to lift your spirits

I tried things the conventional way for many years and found that nothing ever really changed for me. I still got sick, still got sad, and was still unhappy for long periods, rarely experiencing joy and peacefulness. What is a girl to do?

Luckily for me, there has always been this curiosity of what could be out there in the alternative world of healing.  I’ve tried quite a few over the years and will continue to do so, all in the hope I can make things better for my body, mind, and spirit.   It has.

I’m aware that what may work for me may not work for someone else, so the message is to keep trying until you find something that will suit your needs.

So many times people have said to me that they have tried everything. What is everything?  It usually boiled down to a handful of herbal remedies that friends recommended to them. But it is worthwhile to keep searching, don’t ever give up because there are so many thoughts and ideas out there. You may find that your world expands in a most amazing way by the making of new friendships (I have) and picking up useful skills for your ‘self-healing’ tool-kit.

So what do I do when I’ve reached a cross-road and need some direction or could do with some healing?

I will give you my 5 go-to’s that have helped to lift my spirit and with practice will also help yours:

1. Meditation!  

Meditation is one of the greatest self healing tools available and costs nothing except a little of your time!  There are many meditation techniques out there, find one that suits you and begin.

By putting some meditation music on and spending time in quiet contemplation it can soothe your soul and reconnect you with the highest aspect of yourself. Or you could even follow a guided meditation.

2. Aromatherapy and Essential Oils.

Rebalance and rejuvenate your spirit through blending a selection of essential oils together in an aromatherapy oil diffuser.  I’ve found the following blend works extremely well when there’s a need for nurturing, support and healing:

Approximately an hour before retiring to bed place a few drops of the following:

4 drops Jasmine

4 drops Rose

4 drops Neroli

3 drops Lavender

3 drops Bergamot

This smells divine!  I use this one every now and again and not only sleep like a baby but anxiety and stress disappears, and feels like the weight of the world has lifted from my shoulders by the following morning!  (If you have a small bedroom you might like to half the amount of drops).

3. Breathe!  Stand with feet a shoulder-length apart.  Take 3 slow and deep breaths using the diaphragm muscles.  Breathe in through the nose, and breathe out through slightly parted lips.  As you do these, imagine you’re inhaling your personal power, filling every cell in your body, from your diaphragm up to the top of your head.

Step into your personal power and notice how much taller, straighter and stronger you become.  Repeat the steps above.

4. Be in the Present Moment.

Take a few deep breaths and focus totally on this moment, right now.

If you’re reading a book or magazine, or even this article, totally focus on the words and take in their meaning.  There is only you and this article now in the present moment.

If you’re in the workplace, focus totally on the task at hand, and only this task, and what you must do in order to complete it.  Nothing else matters except you and the task at hand.

5. Set an intention.

When I’m on the lookout for something new and useful for me, I set my intention on what it is I’m after.

For example, I may want to find a book that will give me answers in regards to directing me to another healing modality or skill.  I then meditate on this intention, give it a time frame then open my heart to it.  Lo and behold I will have a book in my hand in no time at all!  I love the power of intention – I also use intention for getting a parking space when I go shopping!

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These days I rarely get sick, my doctor tells me that I am very healthy. I also still do sometimes get sad, but I am human and it never lasts very long.

Blessings!