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BOTANICAL SPA THERAPY: Whole Body Detoxification That Can Change Your Health

botanicalspatherapybookcoverSometimes, when I think about how sick I was in the past, it seems like another life or a dream.  It was a nightmare that never seemed to end.  I have my health back after environmental illness (EI), toxicant induced loss of tolerance (TILT), multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS) and depression – all triggered by moving into a new home. It took me years of doctor’s visits and trial and error to restore my health.  I feel good on a daily basis and safe in all my environments.  That does not mean that all environments are safe for everyone. Most of my trial and error attempts to regain my health were natural as traditional medicine was not able to help me.

For those out there who are still suffering, do not give up.  The biggest change in my recovery came when I completed the botanical spa therapy detoxification.  I designed the botanical spa therapy recipe using my knowledge of the medicinal properties of botanical plants, learned through my studies.  This is the one main natural strategies that has had the biggest impact in regaining my health and I see the same gains in my clients. I have had clients who have had chronic back pain for years who are now pain free as the result of completing the botanical spa therapy. If you have any type of chronic symptoms or conditions consider botanical spa therapy.

You can find my Botanical Spa Therapy whole body detoxification recipe and instructions in my book THE WHOLE PERSON WELL-BEING EQUATION.

 

ENJOY better health starting today!

Elisabeth Hines, C.N.C., C.B.P., Holistic Wellness Practitioner, www.mybodycanhealitself.ca

BOGO: Buy One Aromatouch and Get One Marjoram Essential Oil

This is a fantastic BOGO deal!

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BOGO Day 2 is all about soothing those tired sore muscles!

Buy one aromatouch $44.33 cad retail or $33.25 wholesale plus tax and shipping ($34.67 USD retail or $26 Wholesale for our American friends)

Aromatouch is a very relaxing mix of oils. Marjoram is my second most favourite oil. For me it is like a topical anesthetic for joint and muscle pain. When my clients and I mix it with frankincense and take it internally it provides amazing natural pain relief without unwanted side effects. You can learn how we use this great oil at http://mybodycanhealitself.ca/wordpress/?page_id=2914

For retail orders go to www.mydoterra.com/elisabethlhines.

Current wholesale customers can login to their personal accounts and order today’s BOGO.

To get started for the first time with a wholesale membership go to www.mydoterra.com/elisabethlhines to set yourself up or email me at elisabethlhines@gmail.com. The enrollment kit options can be viewed at https://doterra.myvoffice.com/…/Enrollment_Kit_Flyer_CAN_OT….

If you live in the area we can meet up. I am available to guide you. Learn how to transition your medicine cabinet over to natural essential oil therapy for symptom relief and healing at http://mybodycanhealitself.ca/wordpress/?page_id=2914.

Good for you and safe for the environment! Get started on ‘greening’ your medicine cabinet today!

Contact me to get started at elisabethlhines@gmail.com!

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DIGGING DEEPER: For a Healthier You

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Have you been experiencing the same chronic symptoms and conditions for a very long time? If so, it may be time to look deeper to achieve the symptom and condition free status that is possible.

Over the many years that I have worked with clients with a variety of acute and chronic symptoms and conditions I have become aware of a common theme.  Symptomatic relief, whether conventional or natural, will take care of symptoms; for long term relief or permanent elimination of symptoms, one must dig deeper.  More is possible if you ‘dig deeper’ in the quest to resolve your symptoms and conditions.  It does require an open mind, open to the new and emerging strategies available.

  1. You can find most of the ‘digging deeper solutions’ in depth strategies in my book The Whole Person Well-being Equation, my blog and my website.
  2. Customized visualizations to improve immunosurveillance, immunofocus and immunoresponse can also be found in my book.  You have great power to change your cells including your dna using visualization.  Read the amazing research on the power of visualization at the Heart Math Institute. Learn how to customize your visualization using information from your test results and medical reports. You can find this information in my book The Whole Person Well-being Equation. My book contains a list of visualizations to help guide the body to continue apoptosis and initiate an effective immune response.
  3. Reverse engineering longevity information can be found in the Blue Zones book.  Buy the book and get started today.

4. Learn how to use The Power of Your Subconscious Mind. Buy the book and get started today.

to reverse your health challenges and have a more fulfilling life. Whatever image you put into your subconscious mind is used to direct your body’s response. Author Joseph Murphy writes about his recovery from a malignancy of the skin in the Chapter 3 section The Subconscious Heals A Malignancy of The Skin, page 55 to 56.

5. Learn how to use your mind to carry out epigenetic engineering in your body. Your genes respond to your thoughts, emotions and beliefs. The way you use your mind shapes your brain, turning genes on and off in ways that can dramatically affect your health and wellbeing. Buy The Genie in Your Genes and get started today.

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6. Eat a plant based diet. I made this choice initially due to the National Geographic research on the people who live in the Blue Zones of the world who live the longest and healthiest.

7. BodyFeetback™ Interview & Therapy will provide you with useful information on the factors contributing to your symptoms and conditions, as well as provide correcting energy therapies to resolve them.  Find out more at http://www.mybodycanhealitself.ca/assess.htm.

8.  Cellular Essential Oil Therapy can restore cellular health, a requirement for disease prevention and recovery. DoTerra DDR Prime is an excellent product to support a healthy body. Scientific studies indicate the benefit of essential oils to protect DNA and and support the body to repair DNA damage. Regardless of what physical or mental health challenges you are affected with, DDR Prime is an excellent must have add on to your other therapies.

DDR PRIME   View Dr. Hill’s interview on DDR Prime at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oVDtWNn3rw Order your supply at www.mydoterra.com/elisabethlhines

Elisabeth Hines, C.N.C., C.B.P., Holistic Wellness Practitioner, Health by Design, www.mybodycanhealitself.cawww.mydoterra.com/elisabethlhines

SKIN CANCER PREVENTION & PROTECTION: How I Stack My Odds!

healthyskinSkin cancer is on the rise.  It is a subject that I have tried very hard to avoid think about in recent years.  The reality is, we are all vulnerable.  More so if we spent years bathing in the sun or tanning beds. Because of the loss of a dear friend and my husband to melanoma in the past, and the recurring melanoma diagnoses over the years in our extended family; skin cancer it is upfront and personal for me. Those who know me know that I am constantly searching for information on cancer prevention and cancer therapies.As we all know prevention is the best insurance against receiving a skin cancer or any cancer diagnosis.  Have any suspicious, or moles that others consider suspicious, examined by a qualified healthcare practitioner. Below are the strategies that I have researched and implemented and recommend to my clients and those who ask.

  1. SUN PROTECTION & ANTIOXIDANTS: Life Saving Measures – I wrote this post in May 2013 so will not rewrite the information in this post. This post contains names of sunscreens that are considered to be safer in terms of non-toxic ingredients without compromised protection.
  2. SKIN CANCER: Increasing Antioxidants At The Skin Level – I wrote this post in October of 2014 so will not rewrite the information in this post.
  3. My skin cancer protection body lotion:

blue pump bottle  frankincense rosemary clove doterra-fractionated-coconut-oil

You can read the scientific research behind my essential oil selection in the previous blog post #1 and #2 as well in my blog post FRANKINCENSE – POTENTIAL CANCER THERAPY RESEARCH: A Modern Day Gift of the Magi. Research shows that rosemary reduces melanoma cancer cell proliferation.

PRACTITIONER RECOMMENDATION: Scientific studies indicate the benefit of essential oils to protect DNA and support the body to repair DNA damage. Regardless of what physical or mental health challenges you are affected with, DDR Prime is an excellent must have add on to your other therapies.DDR PRIME View Dr. Hill’s interview on DDR Prime at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oVDtWNn3rw Order your supply at www.mydoterra.com/elisabethlhines

I use a 50ml glass pump bottle.  You will have to experiment with the oils to see how many drops work best for you. Every person’s skin is different. I use one drop of the clove, 6 drops of the frankincense, 3 drops of the rosemary and then top up with the fractionated coconut oil which draws the oils into the skin layers. I also take frankincense and rosemary internally in a capsule. Order your pure therapeutic grade essential oils at www.mydoterra.com/elisabethlhines. Learn more about using essential oils for symptom relief, healing and cancer protection at My Green Medicine Cabinet.

4.  Eat a plant based diet. I made this choice initially due to the National Geographic research on the people who live in the Blue Zones of the world who live the longest and healthiest.
The Blue Zones website has developed nine reverse engineering longevity strategies or lessons that you can follow wherever you live.  I have seen so many loved ones suffer in their final years that I wanted a better outcome. The are some interesting statistics on melanoma cancer outcomes for patients who adapted a plant based diet in combination with treatments. You can find this and other melanoma research .information on the Melanoma Research Foundation website.

5Detox regularly.  Eating healthy is a start for ongoing natural detoxification promotion. I continue to use my Botanical Spa Therapy whole body detoxification bath recipe (which can be found in my book) occasionally as well as my detoxification tea mix of dandelion root, cleavers and milk thistle plant. Dandelion root has been found to induce melanoma and other cancer cell death.

6. Customized visualizations to improve immunosurveillance, immunofocus and immunoresponse.  You have great power to change your cells including your dna using visualization.  Read the amazing research on the power of visualization at the Heart Math Institute. Learn how to customize your visualization using information from your test results and medical reports. You can find this information in my book The Whole Person Well-being Equation. My book contains a list of visualizations to help guide the body to continue apoptosis and initiate an effective immune response.

7. Learn how to use The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

to reverse your health challenges and have a more fulfilling life. Whatever image you put into your subconscious mind is used to direct your body’s response. Author Joseph Murphy writes about his recovery from a malignancy of the skin in the Chapter 3 section The Subconscious Heals A Malignancy of The Skin, page 55 to 56.

Elisabeth Hines, C.N.C., C.B.P., Holistic Wellness Practitioner, Health by Design, www.mybodycanhealitself.ca, www.mydoterra.com/elisabethlhines

 

STOP, START and CHANGE: Strategies for a healthier you this year!

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Every new year usually comes with thoughts of ‘what do I need to stop, start or change’ for a healthier me? The possibilities are vast. Where do you begin? Social media offers a non-stop stream of ‘must do’ suggestions to get you healthy. There are many opinions on what is best for you on social media, magazines, the news and books. Keep in mind that you are unique and as such may need a more customized approach.

My recommendations to get you started on a healthier you this year:

Learn strategies from the places in the world where people live the longest and healthiest.  By the way; they do not go to the gym and work out or take mega supplements.  Eating a plant based diet comes with many health benefits and research has shown that it can reverse disease like heart disease, diabetes and cancer. How Not To Die of Cancer.

 

  • Whatever your health challenges, reading the right books can be a great well-being resource. I read so many books on my well-being journey, desperately searching for ‘the cure’ to my health challenges. I read, tried and tested many recommendations and have compiled the ‘short list’ for you. Learn how to overcome your well-being challenges by reading and implementing the holistic strategies that I used to overcome my multiple health challenges in my books.http://www.mybodycanhealitself.ca/books.htm. You can find an extensive list of recommended books to help restore and maintain your health in my book The Whole Person Well-being Equation.

“A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counsellor, a multitude of counsellors.”

Charles Baudelaire, Poet

PRACTITIONER RECOMMENDATION: Scientific studies indicate the benefit of essential oils to protect DNA and support the body to repair DNA damage. Regardless of what physical or mental health challenges you are affected with, DDR Prime is an excellent must have add on to your other therapies.DDR PRIME View Dr. Hill’s interview on DDR Prime at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oVDtWNn3rw Order your supply at www.mydoterra.com/elisabethlhines

“Search for the cure within the cause, the body itself is the best healer”            Plato C427 -C347 BC

  • My book contains a list of visualization to help guide the body to fight.
  • Learn how to use The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

to reverse your health challenges and have a more fulfilling life.

Wishing you a healthier, happier year!

Elisabeth Hines, C.N.C., C.B.P. Holistic Wellness Practitioner, Health by Design, www.mybodycanhealitself.ca

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DANDELION ROOT: Found to Induce Melanoma and Other Cancer Cell Death

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When we think of dandelions our thoughts go to ‘how do I eliminate those pesky invaders from my lawn”? Until I studied the medicinal benefits of herbs when I was very sick I had no respect for dandelions. Medicinal herbs have played a large role in my health recovery and I still use them regularly.  My favorite health promoting homemade tea mix contains milk thistle plant, cleavers and dandelion root. The goal in making your own tea mix is to use organic or wild crafted herbs where possible and definitely not herbs that have ever been sprayed or irradiated. Roasted dandelion root does not have the same medicinal properties as unroasted so do not waste your money on it if using it medicinally. Do not microwave your foods or beverages.

Research provides promising evidence that the abundant ‘gifts of nature’ provide cures for what ails us. If you have been following my posts you know that I am passionate about sharing research information on natural strategies that can kill cancer cells, especially melanoma. Cancer, of many types, has been a frequent visitor to our family over the years. Many of my clients have also been affected by cancer.

Following are just a few of the research studies carried out to evaluate dandelion root extract in cancer cell death.  From the conclusions it is obvious that adding dandelion root is a proactive cancer prevention and cancer fighting strategy.

Chemoresistant melanoma has become the most prevalent form of cancer for the 25-29 North American age demographic. A study carried out by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Windsor shows that dandelion root extract (DRE) specifically and effectively induces apoptosis in human melanoma cells without inducing toxicity in noncancerous cells. Read more about the research through the link below.

The Efficacy of Dandelion Root Extract in Inducing Apoptosis in Drug-Resistant Human Melanoma Cells

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Pancreatic cancer has a 100% mortality rate. Dandelion root extract has the potential to induce apoptosis and autophagy in human pancreatic cancer cells with no significant effect on noncancerous cells. For more on the research visit the link below.

Selective induction of apoptosis and autophagy through treatment with dandelion root extract in human pancreatic cancer cells.

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In the study below by the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of Windsor examined the cancer cell-killing effectiveness of an aqueous dandelion root extract in colon cancer cell models

Dandelion root extract affects colorectal cancer proliferation and survival through the activation of multiple death signalling pathways.

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Selective induction of apoptosis through activation of caspase-8 in human leukemia cells (Jurkat) by dandelion root extract

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What else can you do to stack your cancer prevention, cancer remission and well-being odds?

  1. For starters – gain a better understanding of causes of cancer.

The Environmental Working Group reports on a ‘rethink’ of carcinogens (cancer causing agents) through the research done by The Halifax Project. According to the article that follows; “The evidence is now compelling that chemicals in the environment are a significant factor in the risk of developing cancer, and a new series of reports from an international scientific collaboration called the Halifax Project suggests that the risk may be greater than we realize.”

RETHINKING CARCINOGENS: THE HALIFAX PROJECT: COMPLETE VS. PARTIAL CARCINOGENS

https://www.ewg.org/research/rethinking-carcinogens/halifax-project-complete-vs-partial-carcinogens#.Wjj3TUqnFPY

2. Deal with the toxins in your environment via a two part strategy:

First stop adding to your body pollution and second deal with existing body pollution. I work with clients to help them implement both of these necessary strategies for cancer prevention and health recovery. You can find my holistic protocol that I use to walk clients through the steps in my book The Whole Person Well-being Equation.

3. Add in natural cancer prevention and health promoting strategies – ‘gifts from nature’. You can find an extensive list of natural health promoting strategies in my holistic protocol found in The Whole Person Well-being Equation.

Wishing you optimum health and happiness!

Elisabeth Hines, C.N.C., C.B.P. Holistic Wellness Practitioner, www.mybodycanhealitself.ca

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ESSENTIAL OILS APOTHECARY DIY: Bath, Body & Home

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I have so many wonderful essential oils and during the holidays is the perfect time to share them. The challenge to sharing my oils when company is over is that I am usually super busy with cooking and socializing. I decided to set up a small essential oils sample depot in my bathroom so that visitors could sample themselves.  I have a ‘take a sample’ sign on the tray so visitors know that they are welcome to take without asking.

The labels were created using an Avery template 22804 glossy white labels found at Staples.  The templates can be found at https://www.avery.ca/design-and-print-online/.

My spritz bottle labels included Sweet Dreams (lavender), Safeguard (On Guard), Chill Out (Balance and Serenity) and Fresh Air (Citrus Bliss). I plan to do a few inhalers with my labels Cheer Up (Cheer) and Get Motivated (Motivate). The spray samples can sprayed on pillows, scarves, clothing or into the air.

The oils I used are doterra essential oils. The bottles are empties, a great way to recycle.  The spray tops come from My Essential Business https://mebcanada.ca/shop/product/mister-top-for-15-ml-30-ml-bottles-5082.  I customize how many drops and add distilled water so the oils do not sit on top of the water.  It is important to shake the bottles often before spraying. The Apothecary Sign came from a download. I opened it in paint and erased the ‘downtown’, added a text box and added Essential Oils. I changed it to transparent and saved it. Next went to Word and added parchment paper image for the page background in word, inserted the image enlarging to fit the page and printed. Voila!

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My sister Adriana was my personal shopper to find the two tired tray.  I have seen them in many places over the last year and when I finally made the decision to buy they were sold out in most places.  This one came from Pier 1. Now you know what I was using it for Adriana.  Thanks again!  I like to keep her curious and she loves to shop!

If you are interested in creating an ‘an apothecary sample station’ I can help you get started.  Consider a workshop at your home or mine.  Doterra’s generous discounts were intended to provide an abundance of essential oils for sharing.  For more information on how I use essential oils for symptom relief and healing visit ‘my green medicine cabinet’. Contact me at www.mydoterra.com/elisabethlhines to book a get together.

FRANKINCENSE: A Fantastic Deal!

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During the month of December, earn a FREE 15mL of Frankincense by placing any single 200PV order. Limit four per account, per household. Valid December 1- December 31, 2017.

Find out how I use frankincense for natural pain relief at http://mybodycanhealitself.ca/wordpress/?p=3278 and more at http://mybodycanhealitself.ca/wordpress/?page_id=2914

Take advantage of this offer at www.mydoterra.com/elisabethlhines

CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT: The Natural Way

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Chronic pain is a constant companion to many people.  My mother suffered from chronic sciatic pain for many years.  The treatment plan included the traditional pain management therapies of Tylenol (various dosages) and eventually cortisone injections.  Cortisone is a corticosteroid medication that is very effective at decreasing pain and inflammation in joints and other structures in the body. Research has shown that corticosteroid medications can cause bone loss and result in osteoporosis if taken orally or intravenously (IV) in high doses or for long periods. My mom is now 91 and still on many synthetic pain medications for chronic pain and has serious osteoporosis.  Once a woman of tall stature, my mom is now completely stooped over unable to straighten up.

Although I have had periods of extreme pain in my life I am blessed that I do not regularly suffer from chronic pain. Recently I suffered from pain due to whiplash and I have one sacroiliac joint that sometimes screams at me with pain when I do heavy lifting. As a holistic wellness practitioner I work with many clients who have or have had chronic pain periods in their lives. Their goal, which is the same as mine, is to find pain relief solutions that are free of the harmful, unwanted side effects and that result in more serious challenges in the future like osteoporosis.

There are many natural pain management strategies available which are more ‘liver friendly’ as well as environmentally friendly; the waste from potent medications inevitably ends up going down the drain and into the environment. I use a combination of natural pain relief strategies which include energy therapies, visualization, meditation, massage and essential oil therapy and recommend these to my clients.

I was introduced to doterra essential oils several years ago and was amazed at the therapeutic properties they provided. Not only are they a great natural pain relief choice, but unlike traditional pain medications, they promote healing – an ultimate bonus. Because they are all natural they will not hurt the environment. Some essential oils are adulterated, which means other unknown oils have been added to them. doterra essential oils are pure therapeutic grade, which is why they are the oils that I use and recommend.

CLIENT FEEDBACK: Natural essential oil pain management recipes that have worked for my clients and my pain challenges 

  • Marjoram which has muscle relaxant properties applied full strength topically to the area of pain provided a topical anesthetic type of relief.  Applied in layers it provided lasting relief.
  • Marjoram taken internally with frankincense which has anti-inflammatory properties (6 drops each) every three to four hours provided relief equivalent to Tylenol 3 without unwanted side effects. Some clients put the drops in capsules others put the drops in water. This combination provided one client with broken bones relief equivalent to the Tylenol 3 she was taking without the unwanted side effects. This was my ‘go to’ for my whiplash pain which also rippled down my spine to my sacrum.
  • A roller bottle blend of helichrysum, lavender, marjoram and roman chamomile used topically helped with nerve pain.
  • Peppermint or wintergreen applied topically to the temples and back of the neck provided almost instant headache pain relief.
  • Wintergreen applied to the sacroiliac joint provided pain relief and the added bonus of bone healing and regeneration – great  for osteoporosis prevention which can happen at joints with chronic stress and strain.
  • A combination (3 drops each) of vetiver, marjoram and lemon taken internally (in a veggie capsule) provided pain relief as an alternative to Tylenol (500 mg).
  • A combination of frankincense, marjoram and lemongrass (20 drops each in a roller bottle topped up with FCO) used topically provided pain relief.
  • Deep blue (30 drops in a roller bottle topped up with FCO) which is a combination of wintergreen, camphor, peppermint, ylang ylang, helichrysum, blue Tansy, blue chamomile, and osmanthus provided instant relief when applied topically. It also comes in a cream rub.
  • Copaiba is the newest doterra oils that is providing amazing pain relief results for many.  You can listen to the information about why this essential oil is so effective in managing pain at

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RFsOo3moyM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIbUtuf79Qg&app=desktop

Every person’s pain is different and every person reacts differently to pain and pain remedies, synthetic and natural.  Finding the ‘right fit’ for your pain takes some tweaking. The same is true for using essential oils for pain management. The preceding information is from client feedback and also my personal experience.  What works for you may be different. If you would like to try essential oil therapy for pain management contact me at www.mydoterra.com/elisbethlhines and I can guide you. Follow ‘My Green Medicine Cabinet’ to learn what essential oils I use for symptom relief and healing.

Elisabeth Hines, C.N.C., C.B.P. Holistic Wellness Practitioner, www.mybodycanhealitself.ca