HOW TO AVOID DANGEROUS TOXINS: For ‘a healthier you’!

dangerousOver the years, my many client neuromuscularbiofeedback sessions have provided information that has helped clients to implement ‘stop, start and change’ strategies; ultimately resulting in improved health.  After clients sessions I provide followup emails to clients with research based information links that backs up many of their ‘weak list‘ challenges. Weak challenges are often the result of the body’s inability to effectively detoxify certain substances, even natural substances.

If you have any type of health challenges, including allergies and gastrointestinal distress, proceed with caution before following the latest health trends.  Investigate before you proceed.

Examples of substances clients are commonly weak to:

Rice, coconut water and milk, almonds and pork are items on many client weak lists:

Weakness to rice products: Arsenic in rice products http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2F1MDzyW55pg97Tdpp7gqLN/should-i-be-concerned-about-arsenic-in-my-rice

Weakness to coconut products: https://www.faithful-to-nature.co.za/blog/coconut-water-exposed-watch/

Weakness to almond products:  https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2014/11/11/organic-alert-whole-foods-almonds-contain-potentially-fatal-natural-chemical/

Weakness to pork and other animal products:  https://nutritionfacts.org/video/eating-outside-our-kingdom/https://nutritionfacts.org/video/mrsa-superbugs-in-meat/https://nutritionfacts.org/video/meat-consumption-and-the-development-of-type-1-diabetes/https://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-not-to-die/

Clients are also often weak to their drinking water, personal care products, feminine hygiene products and air pollution.

How do you know what to avoid?  

A weak list assessment is a valuable tool to provide you with a ‘weak list’ of foods and other items that your body is unable to tolerate (possibly detoxify)

Muscle response testing for health protection will help you to avoid foods and other substances that your body is unable to tolerate.

How to avoid toxic foods: http://www.chronicle.co.zw/health-matters-how-to-avoid-toxic-foods/

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

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PLANT SLANT FARE: For ‘a healthier you’!

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A PLANT SLANT DIET – For ‘a healthier you’

I made the decision to adapt a ‘plant slant’ diet for a number of reasons. There are many health benefits to be gained by making the transition, as well as other benefits for the planet.

Making the transition to a ‘plant slant’ diet can be daunting. Many people worry about getting enough protein if they go ‘plant slant’.  This is not true.  Watch Do Vegetarians Get Enough Protein by Dr. Michael Gregor’s – https://nutritionfacts.org/video/do-vegetarians-get-enough-protein/.

If you are shopping and cooking for one, like I am for most meals; efficiency and cost savings are key while maintaining a healthy diet in the midst of a busy lifestyle. Where possible I use fresh and organic ingredients.  Next best category is pesticide free. I using muscle response testing to ensure that products are safe. On a recent shopping trip to a well known health food store, of three different organic sweet potatoes, only one was actually safe for me. I teach my clients how to use muscle response testing for health protection.

WHAT’S IN MY SHOPPING CART? How Do I Use It?

Breakfast options:

Apples (lots of apples) or other fruit that is in season or frozen (I buy frozen berries and thaw the bag and refrigerate it) with ground flax seed, ground chia seeds, hemp seeds and walnuts. Black tea.

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Two organic eggs lightly fried in avocado oil on authentic sourdough rye toast (no butter) with fruit on the side (sliced apple or small bowl of berries/fruit).

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Lunch options:

Vegetable ‘stoup’ (homemade). According to the Urban Dictionary, stoup is a simmered or slow cooked dish that is neither stew nor soup in consistency but somewhere in between. I make very large batches of these stoups and freeze them in wide mouth 250 ml glass jars.  One makes a healthy lunch for me as I pour it into a soup mug over a handful of shredded greens, add a spoonful of horseradish and pinch of organic Herbamare (sea salt, celery, leek, cress, onion, chives, parsley, lovage, garlic, basil, marjoram, rosemary, thyme, kelp). Many older people who live alone do not eat as healthy as they could. Having these jars of nutritious stoup in the freezer helps meet their nutrition needs.  I often share my jars with people who are in need of a nutritious boost. Making big batches of stoup can be a labour of love or therapeutic.  I call it ‘soup therapy’ as it helps during times of feeling anxious or helpless about situations.

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  • Tomato vegetable black bean stoup that has onions, organic celery, organic garlic, parsnips, organic sweet potato, organic carrots, organic kale, organic fire roasted tomatoes, organic vegetable bouillon cubes, organic black beans. This also doubles as a chili base that you can add some heat (spices) to.
  • Red lentil vegetable stoup using the same vegetables (except tomatoes) as above and one whole package of organic red lentils.

Salad with vegetables (fresh, pickled beets), beans, pumpkin seeds, feta cheese with dressing (organic olive oil, apple cider vinegar with maple syrup or black currant spread or with grainy mustard and honey)

Grilled sourdough rye vegetable sandwich with picked fire roasted red pepper, red onion, spinach/super greens and cheese.

Pizza made with multigrain flatbread (no preservatives or additives) with sundried tomato pesto or basil pesto, red onion, shredded greens (arugula, spinach, super greens), feta and mozzarella.

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Quinoa, black bean (or chick pea), sweet potato salad with green onions, red peppers, shredded super greens with homemade dressing (organic olive oil mix).

Sourdough rye sandwich with leftover baked wild caught sole or haddock topped with basil pesto (see below) and greens.

Dinner options:

Wild caught sole or haddock topped with basil pesto and baked with sweet potato.

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Omelet with onion, sundried tomato and spinach.

Pizza made with multigrain flatbread (no preservatives or additives) with sundried tomato pesto or basil pesto, red onion, shredded greens (arugula, spinach, super greens), feta and mozzarella.

Salad with vegetables (fresh, pickled beets), pumpkin seeds, feta cheese with dressing (olive oil mix)

Red lentil curry with coconut milk and lime served on organic quinoa (cooked with organic vegetable boullion).

Red lentils quinoa

Pasta (100% red lentil, chick pea – no wheat) with homemade tomato sauce or pesto and shredded greens.

Red lentil noodles

Sprouted quinoa chia, chickpea sweet potato or spicy black bean burger with super greens, red onion, cheese on a multi grain thin bun (no preservatives or additives) or a side of salad/vegetables.

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Other vegetarian stews, casseroles. I am always experimenting.  You can find some  interesting recipes on the Blue Zones website.

Stoup over shredded greens with horseradish.

Green drink:

Celery, spinach or arugula or super greens, pineapple (or pure juice) and organic pumpkin seed butter plus filtered natural spring water.

Snacks:

Apple slices with organic peanut butter, hazelnut butter or pumpkin seed butter.

Celery (other veggies) with hummus.

Necessary

If you adapt a plant slant diet you may need to add B12 supplements. Vitamin B12 is Necessary for Arterial Health – https://nutritionfacts.org/video/vitamin-b12-necessary-for-arterial-health/. Spirulina and blue green algae – interfere with B12.  Eat sea vegetables on days you do not take B12 supplements. Check to make sure your ‘greens’ or protein mixes do not contain sea vegetables if you are taking B12 supplements on the same day.

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

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HEALTH PROTECTION: Using Your Body Responses to Identify Health Challenges

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There is communication happening within our bodies constantly, relaying information that is potentially harmful to our intuition (our gut sense).  This natural protection is supposed to be available daily; working to keep us safe.  There are many factors that can potentially interfere with our body’s internal communications and warnings.  The good news is that you can learn to pick up on these internal communications to protect your health. You may already be aware of factors that ‘mess with your balance’. Learning muscle response testing techniques were a major factor in my health recovery and I still use them ongoing.

In my workshops I teach participants muscle response testing for health protection.  Participants learn to use various body responses, including the sway, to identify changes, while touching or holding different foods, drinking water and personal care products. At the end of the workshop each person has a list of items, their weak list,  that cause changes in their body’s default ‘normal’ balanced status. The changes in normal status can mean a variety of things.  Changes can be indicators of Interference, disruption, malfunction of normal, healthy internal processes which could be responsible for symptoms or conditions.  Interference or disruption of internal communications, immunosurveillance and immunoresponse on a daily basis can prevent the body’s natural regulating and healing responses. Changes can also indicate allergies and intolerances. You can read more about the significance of the weak list in my post The Weak List:  A Necessary Well-being Tool.

I use a similar body response, neuromuscularbiofeedback technique when I perform BodyFeedback Interview and Therapy assessments on clients.

Interested in learning more about how to use your body’s responses to improve your health?

  1.  Get started by downloading Muscle Response Testing for health protection.

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2.  Host a workshop.

3.  Book a BodyFeedback Interview and Therapy session.

4. Learn more in my book The Whole Person Well-being Equation

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COMING SOON!

Once you have adequately learned to use your body’s responses for health protection, you can apply the changes in body’s responses with a questioning protocol for further health protection and recovery. Using the body response method that works best for you daily will ensure confidence.  Like anything you learn, practice is important. The more you use your method you will find that your intuition becomes more focused and sometimes speaks to you even before you test your item.  I am working on the ebook and workshop format that combines using your body’s responses with a questioning protocol.  It will be available soon.

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

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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

FINAL DAY: 20% Off doterra Enrollment Kit Specials

LIFE CHANGING TOOLS FOR HEALTHY LIVING

There’s still time to enroll with a doterra enrollment kit and get 20% off. A great opportunity to start greening your symptom relief, personal care and cleaning solutions.

Get started today on a healthier you!

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REMEDIES TO GO: Green Gifting DIY Ideas

My daughter Noël and I spent a lot of time creating these beautiful remedy kits.  They are great ‘green gifts’ to give to the people in your life. It shows that you care about their health and the planet.

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REMEDY KITS DIY:

  • Get your oils at www.mydoterra.com/noelray. November is a great time to get started on your ‘green gifting’.  This is the month for 20% of enrollment kits which includes a one year wholesale membership.
  • Get your wooden boxes at the dollar store
  • Get your roller ball bottles at My Essential Business  https://mebcanada.ca/.
  • Design your labels: We created the labels using a table in Word and then printed them onto a one full label sheet (Staples). We cut the label sheet with a paper cutter to fit the bottles. You can use any shape you like.  Avery has many options – http://bit.ly/2Au486j
  • Get your recipes: There are many remedy recipes available on the internet. My daughter and I reviewed them and came up with our own version.  We found that many of the recipes out there were too potent. You can visit this link for a recommended dilution chart –  Noël is the mother of two little ones and I am a holistic wellness practitioner and we wanted to get it right and make it safe. Use this chart to guide you:

dilution chartWhen we made up the babes remedies we made up the dilution in an empty fractionated coconut oil bottle because each roller bottle needed less than a drop.

My daughter and I really enjoyed our mother and daughter time creating these remedies to go kits.

Enjoy your ‘green gifting’! Your friends and the planet will thank you!

 

 

CYBER MONDAY: Fantastic Essential Oils Deal

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A Fantastic Essential Oils Kit Deal! A great way to get started using essential oils for a healthier you and a healthier environment. For more details go to www.mydoterra.com/elisabethlhines or email me at elisabethlhines@gmail.com to get started. momcybermondaynovember-enrollment-kit-promotion

GREEN GIFTING: Healthy For You and Environmentally Friendly

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Last night’s news story about Canada’s garbage crisis refocused my already overwhelming concerns about the amount of waste that we as a generation produce on a daily basis.  I am a big fan of reduce, reuse and recycle, and reducing my environmental footprint. Green gifting, especially with essential oil products, provides an opportunity to use natural symptom relief and natural cleaning options.  Add labels with the recipes you used and recipients can refill the bottles instead of going back to the store to buy more symptom relief and cleaning solutions in new packaging. I am concerned about the world of garbage we are leaving behind for our grandchildren and I know many people are. Every synthetic symptom relief and synthetic cleaning product we use eventually ends up affecting the environment and then it’s inhabitants, animal and human – it’s an unhealthy circle that we have the power to change.

Many people already have a good supply of essential oils at home and when Christmas comes they are shopping for gifts for friends, family, teachers, co-workers and as hostess gifts; wondering what to get.  If you haven’t yet taken the essential oils plunge there are many great November specials to take advantage of to get you started at www.mydoterra.com/elisabethlhines. Giving a ‘green gift’ that is healthy for your recipient and environmentally friendly tells them that you really care about both. It is also a great activity to do with your children or grandchildren. Invite some friends over and have a DIY green gifting make and take!

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Get started today on ‘green gifting’ today:

  1. Get your oils – www.mydoterra.com/elisabethlines
  2. Get your bottles – https://www.voya geursoapandcandle.com/default.asp (they had everything I wanted in one place) or  https://mebcanada.ca/ (they only had the large foaming soap pumps and I wanted purse sized ones)
  3. Get your FCO (Fractionated coconut oil) – You can get it at both of the above links or https://well.ca or in a healthy supply store.
  4. Get your Castille soap – I used Dr Bonner’s Unscented which you can purchase in a health supply store.
  5. Get your labels – Avery 22807 Glossy White (bought at Staples), Design template – http://bit.ly/2Au486j
  6. Get your recipes: Use the recipes below to get you started. Enroll today with an enrollment kit and get more of my DIY Go Green recipes.

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Visit ‘My Green Medicine Cabinet’ at http://mybodycanhealitself.ca/wordpress/?page_id=2914 to see how I use essential oils for symptom relief and healing.

Check out the doterra enrollment kits at http://media.doterra.com/ca-otg/en/flyers/enrollment-kit-flyer.pdf then get started here www.mydoterra.com/elisabethlhines.

Book a free in person consultation to learn how you can substitute your present symptom relief solutions for healthier and more environmentally friendly options at elisabethlhines@gmail.com.

DIFFUSER COMBINATION: A Great Deal!

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I love today’s BOGO (Black Friday Special) for many reasons.  Diffusing essential oils is the fasted way to get them into your brain and nervous system to reap the symptom relief benefits – aromatherapy relief!

TODAY’S BOGO: 
Buy one Petal Diffuser and get a FREE 15ml Cassia and 15ml Wild Orange .

Just remember to add the Petal diffuser
(SKU 33151713 CAN) $80.00 Retail, $60.00 Wholesale
(SKU 33150001 US) $62.66 Retail, $47.00
to your cart and the BOGO will automatically
be added to invoice after order has processed. Order today’s bogo special deal early to avoid disappointment at www.mydoterra.com/elisabethlhines.

Take advantage of the 20% discount on enrollment kits for November.  Diffusing essential oils is the best way to get the essential oils into the brain quickly for symptom relief. Find out how I use my essential oils for symptom relief at http://mybodycanhealitself.ca/wordpress/?page_id=2914.

Get started today on a healthier and happier you.  Order your essential oils early to avoid disappointment at www.mydoterra.com/elisabethlhines.

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LAVENDER & PEPPERMINT: A Winning Combination!

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TODAY’S BOBO: Buy one Lavender and get one Peppermint Free. These two oils have so many uses, a must for your ‘green medicine cabinet’ makeover.

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Just remember to add the 15 mL Lavender (SKU 30111813) to your cart and the BOGO will automatically be added to invoice after order has processed. Order yours at www.mydoterra.com/elisabethlhines or email me at elisabethlhines@gmail.com if you would like me to place your order for you. Find out how I use my oils at http://mybodycanhealitself.ca/wordpress/?page_id=2914

If you are interested in making over your symptom relief choices to more environmentally friendly and healthy options contact me for a free in person consultation at elisabethlhines@gmail.com.