Holistic Women’s Wellness Retreat: Embracing Change for a Healthier You

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The butterfly effect is the concept that small changes can have large effects.

Implementing small changes daily in your way of thinking, accepting, believing and doing can have a profound ripple effect on your body, mind and life balance; improving well-being. This wellness retreat experience will help get you started on holistic self-care strategies for a healthier you. Your body and mind can heal itself – with a little help. Your body is already created with many amazing abilities to heal. I share my holistic ‘stop, start and change’ protocol that has helped many of my clients as well as me to recover from multiple health challenges. Learn how to follow my road map for improved health! I will help you navigate your well-being journey!

Body + Mind + Life Balance = Resilience = Ability to ‘rock and role’ = Overall Whole Person Well-being

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Women’s Holistic Retreat:

Spend a holistic well-being weekend retreat with your women friends and learn how to  identify and manage your body, mind and life balance disruptors; and how to improve your health using natural, holistic strategies. Your retreat can be customized to suit your needs and desires and those of your group. 

Retreat details can be found here.

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DETOXIFICATION: The Benefits of Getting It Right

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January is often a time of reflection and resolutions.  It is also a time when many people consider a detoxification regime in a quest to achieve the benefits that can potentially be had.  The body has natural ongoing detoxification processes that may sometimes need some help especially if your liver is burdened by air pollution, medications, alcohol or other factors.

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During my journey to improved health I tried many detoxification strategies to detoxify my body burden and each had benefits. Depending on a person’s body burden and health challenges, the method of detoxification that is best may vary. After trying many methods and making small gains in improved health, I decided there had to be a way to reap greater results. My health challenges at the time were great and I needed more help. Understanding that the the skin is the body’s largest organ I started experimenting with different combinations of herbs as a bath tea to amplify and maximize my body’s detoxification processes.  The herbs, sea salt and baking soda mix have the ability to draw and bind harmful toxins. After a series of baths, one every 4 to 7 days for several months – my health and energy levels started to improve significantly. Then my body had the opportunity to focus it’s energies on repair and healing instead of constantly trying to detoxify my circulating, interfering body pollution without success.

Realizing the significant gains from the herbal bath tea detoxification methods I started recommending the same to my clients. The results have been impressive.  Clients with chronic back pain for years no longer have back pain. Other clients with health challenges noting impressive improvements in their health. One amazing story of Mary’s detoxification of her terrifying ‘fifty year’ caterpillar phobia. Mary can now touch a caterpillar with no fear where in the past the terror evoked by seeing a caterpillar on her way out the door would send her terrorized back inside. This herbal bath tea detoxification benefit was a wonderful unexpected surprise.

My botanical therapy herbal bath tea recipes, preparation and instructions can be found in my book.

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Why consider detoxification:

Is your body pollution an issue to your health? Everyone has a degree of body pollution as a result of living in a toxic world.  You can read about the toxins found in the blood and urine of our politicians who volunteered to be tested.

“Search for the cure within the cause,

            the body itself is the best healer”            

Plato C427 -C347 BC

The cure to your health challenges could be closer than you think. Body pollution interferes with the body’s normal healthy communication and signalling processes required for healthy body function including immunosurveillance, immunoresponse and tumor suppression.

Detoxification requires a two part process to be successful: Stop adding to your body pollution and remove your existing body pollution.

Herbal bath tea detoxification:

Detoxification using my herbal bath tea method is a process that takes time.  When properly initiated, it can improve your energy levels and your health. Your body pollution did not happen overnight and you can not detoxify it with a few supplements, internal cleanses or baths.  My method will require a series of baths, from 12 to 20, one every 4 (no sooner) to 10 days.

Detoxification using a simple detoxification process of sea salt (not epsom salt), baking soda and apple cider vinegar is a good start although may not be adequate to remove all of your body pollution. Many herbs bind with heavy metals which are a significant part of environmental pollution (e.g. exhaust, industry).

Through neuromuscularbiofeedback results with clients the correct customized herbal bath recipes provided the best results. This allowed my clients bodies to focus their energies on repair and healing without the interference of circulating and body pollution.

If you have chronic health challenges or unwanted symptoms, my herbal bath tea detoxification method can provide you with the health results you are seeking.

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

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YOUR BODY CAN HEAL ITSELF: Follow My Road Map to Get There

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Sometimes I forget how ill I really was. A blessing for sure!

I am revisiting my multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS), toxicant induced loss of tolerance (TILT), environmental illness (EI), chronic fatigue (CF), multiple food allergies, irritable bowel, depression, seasonal affected disorder (SAD), stress sensitization and spasmodic dysphonia diagnoses today.  I am often reminded about how severely ill and affected I was by these conditions when I get inquires from all over the world asking for help from those still suffering.

All of the preceding diagnoses (plus more) were given to me in the past. I suffered severely for many years and I now have good health and feel good. I can eat all foods and feel save in many environments, avoiding toxic environments as everyone should.

On my journey to good health I tried many strategies, always looking for ‘the cure’.  Like many people I read every article about the latest supplement and cures and spent a lot of money on trying them.  From today’s view point it is clear to see that one cannot regain their health by merely supplementing/adding on something; one must start at the very beginning. Regaining health requires implementation of a series of  ‘stop, start and change’ strategies. The biggest challenge, in ‘hind sight’ and from the successes of my clients has been knowing ‘what do you stop, start and change‘. That’s were my road map can help you.

“Search for the cure within the cause,

            the body itself is the best healer”            

Plato C427 -C347 BC

As a holistic wellness practitioner I share my variety of holistic strategies with my clients, on my website, in my blog posts and through more detailed guidance in my booke-books and consultations.  My book THE WHOLE PERSON WELL-BEING EQUATION is the holistic protocol or road map where I share the stop, start and change’ strategies that helped me to recover from my conditions.  The cure for what ails you starts with your personalized ‘stop, start and change’ protocol. Contact me to get you started on your holistic protocol. You can also find this information in my book. I offer holistic retreats at my location for people who travel from afar seeking health recovery from these and other conditions. Regardless of your condition, the first step to recovery is a personalized ‘stop, start and change’ protocol.

When I first started my website I was challenged to pick a website address and a page title that reflected my philosophy, belief and hopes despite the fact that I was still suffering from many of the diagnoses. Now many years later I know it was the right pick because ‘my body can and did heal itself’ with help from a variety of natural strategies and therapies.

The human body comes equipped by the Creator with amazing abilities to heal. Many factors can potentially interfere with these amazing abilities. This is why it is important to determine your ‘stop, start and change’ list. Your body can heal itself with some help and proper navigation – let me help you navigate your well-being journey.

“Everyone has a doctor in him or her; we just have to help it in its work.The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.”

Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, Greek Physician (460BC-377BC)

Health by Design, the name of my web and blog pages reflects how I designed my health using a variety of strategies. These are now all a part of my holistic protocol which you can find in my books and blog posts. Good health is an achievable goal.

Get started on a healthier you today!

Remember – small changes can have a big impact.

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My goals are now focused on achieving healthy longevity and sharing these strategies with clients, so stay tuned. euromuscularbiofeedback assessments throughout the years on multiple clients has provided a bounty of useful information to promote healthy longevity.

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

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BACK TO ‘BALANCE’: Body, Mind & Life Balancing Self-Care Strategies

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“Everybody’s a work in progress, I’m a work in progress.

We are all on a well-being journey”.

That’s the message I tell my clients. If I had waited until I was 100% ‘fixed’ before sharing my holistic protocol, there would be a lot of people who would have missed out on the well-being gains they have seen. You can read some of my clients’ testimonies on my website at http://www.mybodycanhealitself.ca/what_people_are_saying.htm.

My journey through multiple health and life challenges has taught me that ‘change in believing, thinking and doing’ (paradigm shifts) are necessary components to surviving and conquering what life brings you.

In my practice as a holistic wellness practitioner I share the strategies that I have found to be most effective on my well-being journey and through counselling my clients; refined through many years of trial and error. My well-being journey continues! Requiring daily reviewing of what to hold onto and what to let go of.

“Life is a balance of holding on and letting go!” – Rumi

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Busy lives come with many life challenges, potentially ‘rocking your boat’ and leaving you feeling unbalanced. Einstein’s definition for insanity was: “Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.” Long understood by Olympic athletes; the first step toward achieving greater levels of success is understanding that you need to change your behavior and approaches to attain more. If you are not moving forwards in terms of your well-being, then it’s time to reassess your ‘game plan’.

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything”

George Bernard Shaw

Just as a car runs more smoothly when the wheels are perfectly inflated and aligned, you perform and feel better when your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual self are in balance. When one tire goes flat in a vehicle the vibration throughout is profound and can result in further structural distress. Imbalances in your body (blood sugar, ph, brain chemistry) and life (stressors) have the potential to impact your whole body and person via a ripple effect.

The Whole Person Well-being Body, Mind and Life Balance work sheets and Self-Care Balance work board prompt you to take ‘a helicopter view’ of your life to review what areas need your attention to bring you back into balance. The information provided directs you to select supportive strategies to reach your goals. Regular use of the work sheets and work board (chalkboard so you can change up your strategies) will help you to restore and maintain balance in your body, mind and life. Whole person well-being (optimum health on all levels) is a reflection of your inner and outer balance.

“I like the concept of a workbook because I know from my experience to make changes you have to show up for practice.  If you can learn to care for and about yourself the tools available here will enhance your life and body’s potential for healing”

Bernie Siegel, M.D., author of A Book of Miracles and Faith, Hope & Healing’s comment about my book THE WHOLE PERSON WELL-BEING EQUATION.

A balance work board in combination with THE WHOLE PERSON WELL-BEING EQUATION workbook is an effective tool that can ‘enhance your life and body’s potential for healing’ and promote healthy longevity. My holistic ‘stop, start and change’ protocol is your instruction guide for ‘a healthier you’.

The Back to Balance Workshop experience equips  participants with knowledge about practical techniques and strategies to help them restore and maintain balance in their bodies and lives: balance between work, family, and everything in between – inner and outer balance – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual balance. Ultimately translating into greater resilience and ability to rock and roll with life’s challenges.

Participants will start the workshop with a partially completed work board (everything you see in the first picture is done for you in permanent chalk marker). You will customize your board (see my second board image above) with self-help strategies you select from the provided material at the workshop. I added my sample strategies with regular chalk. You will be able to use an erasable fine point chalk marker on the board giving you lots of room to add strategies. There is additional space on the board to add your motivational words or quotes. Keep your completed board beside your favourite relaxation spot at home to help remind you often that you may need to regularly re-evaluate and implement alternate strategies to achieve your goals and maintain balance.

The first Back to Balance, Balance Board workshop is scheduled for October 1, 2016 at Abbey Gardens in Haliburton.

This event is our Back to Balance Workshop launch. Our special introductory rate for this workshop is $100 per person.

Back to Balance Workshop, Saturday, October 1, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Abbey Gardens, Haliburton, ON.

Pre-registration is required. Class size is limited so book early.

We are looking forward to sharing our body, mind and life balancing strategies with you.

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Experience a ‘Back to Balance’ workshop experience at a holistic wellness retreat with your women friends.

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

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ERROR: Signal Temporarily Unavailable – Please Standby.

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Earlier this week my television signal displayed the above error message.  It usually happens when there is a storm approaching.  The result of the storm interference is a lost satellite signal and no channel availability.

The human body has a very complicated system of communication to and from the brain to all the body parts and systems.  There are many factors that can interfere with those communications signals resulting in compromised organ, endocrine, system and body part functions including immunosurveillance, immunoresponse, tumor suppression, healing and DNA repair. Body pollution, air pollution, processed and additive enhanced foods, toxins, excess stress hormones, endocrine disruptors in personal care, feminine protection, plastics, the environment and cleaning products; all have the potential to temporarily or permanently disrupt the communications signals that your body requires daily for optimum health and vitality.

The good news is that there are many things that you can do to improve your body’s natural communication and response functions. Learn what you can ‘stop, start and change’ today for a ‘healthier you’.

Learn more about how to protect your body’s precious communication and response system by visiting my website pages:

http://www.mybodycanhealitself.ca/learn.htm

http://www.mybodycanhealitself.ca/what_people_are_saying.htm

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My holistic protocol can be found in my book THE WHOLE PERSON WELL-BEING EQUATION available on Amazon.

Remember – More is possible in terms of your health! Believe!

Contact me at elisabethlhines@gmail.com and let me help you get started on your quest for symptom/condition free status.

Wishing you success in your quest for symptom free status and optimum health!

Elisabeth Hines, C.N.C., C.B.P., Holistic Wellness Practitioner, www.mybodycanhealitself.ca, elisabethlhines@gmail.com

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NATURAL CURES: Protecting and Repairing the Myelin Sheath for Improved Health

WHAT IS THE MYELIN SHEATH?

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The myelin sheath is the insulating material, made up of myelin, around nerve cells in the central nervous system. It is most commonly determined to be damaged due to an autoimmune response in persons diagnosed with MS. In healthy people, the immune system recognizes that myelin is a component of the body itself, and so immune cells do not produce antibodies that attack myelin. Although the inflammation caused by the autoimmune response and resulting damage to the myelin  has long been considered the root cause of MS; the exact cause is not known and there is speculation that several contributing environmental and genetic factors are involved. . When myelin is damaged, “demyelination”, the transmission of electrical signals along axons is impaired. If the sheath is severely damaged, the underlying nerve fiber can die.

WHAT HURTS YOUR MYELIN SHEATH?

Oxidative stress and damage are considered to be factors in the inflammatory and neurodegenerative processes. In adults, the myelin sheath can also be destroyed by stroke, inflammation, immune disorders, metabolic disorders, and nutritional deficiencies (such as a lack of vitamin B12), poisons and drugs (such as the antibiotic ethambutol).  Myelin sheaths do not develop normally in children with certain rare hereditary diseases, such as Tay-Sachs disease, Niemann-Pick disease, Gaucher disease, and Hurler syndrome. These children may have permanent, often extensive, neurologic problems

Although all factors that interfere with the normal production and protection of myelin have not been determined, exposure to harmful pollutants, including neurotoxins is suspected. A neurotoxin is a toxin that acts specifically on nerve cells – neurons – usually by interacting or interfering with membrane proteins and ion channels, as well as necessary communication. Common examples of neurotoxins include lead, ethanol (drinking alcholhol), manganese, glutamate, nitric oxide, botulinum toxin (e.g. Botox), tetanus toxin and tetrodoxin. Foods, personal care, household, industrial, agricultural (pesticides) and lawn and garden products contain a vast array of neurotoxins.

“One in six children now has a developmental disability, most of which are linked to the nervous system. A team from the Harvard School of Public Health has identified 201 known neurotoxic chemicals in common use which have not been regulated to protect the developing brains of children. The chemicals include lead, methylmercury, solvents including toluene and benzene, and dozens of pesticides. Over half of the 201 chemicals are classified as high volume chemicals, meaning that over one million pounds a year a produced annually.” http://www.environmentalhealth.ca/fall08brain.html

One major effect of toxic inhalants (what you breathe in) is the destruction of the myelin sheath that surrounds neurons resulting in problems in the normal transmission of impulses through neurons and cell death. Inhalants not only damage the nervous system, but other organs such as the lungs, liver, heart and kidney can be injured permanently. How many toxic inhalants do you and your family inhale during an average week?

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Variety of Inhalants
Product Chemical Content
Hair Spray Fluorinated hydrocarbons; propane; isobutane
Nitrous Oxide Nitrous Oxide
Cleaning Fluids Chlorinated hydrocarbons; naphtha
Typewriter Correction Fluid Trichloroethane; trichloroethylene
Nail Polish Remover Acetone; aliphatic acetates; benzene
Gasoline Hydrocarbons; tetraethyl lead
Glue; rubber cement Toluene; acetone, benzene; xylene; ethanol; chloroform
Paint/Paint Thinner Toluene; methylene chloride; benzene, ethanol
Lighter Fluid Hydrocarbons
Room Deodorizers Amyl, butyl and isobutyl nitrite
Marker pens Toluene; xylene

https://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/inhale.html

WHAT AREAS OF THE BRAIN ARE AFFECTED?

Long term effects of inhalants and other toxins on the nervous system vary:

  • memory loss
  • concentration problems
  • visual disturbances; blindness
  • motor problems
  • peripheral nerve damage, tingling in hands and feet

Various areas of the brain and nervous system (including the myelin sheath) can be negatively affected by toxins:

  • Cerebral cortex: damage can cause changes in personality, memory loss, hallucinations and learning problems.
  • Cerebellum: damage can cause problems in balance and movement.
  • Hippocampus: damage may result in the memory problems.
  • Visual System: damage to the peripheral nerves may cause visual disturbances.

 

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO PROTECT AND REPAIR YOUR MYELIN SHEATH?

It is possible that the body can repair damaged myelin. This process is called “remyelination.” Most  traditional treatments focus on suppressing the ‘skewed’ autoimmune response. It is possible to repair nervous system damage caused by neurotoxins – the body has an amazing ability to heal.

From a holistic approach there are a number of strategies to consider:

  • Protect Your Blood Brain Barrier: A healthy, intact blood brain barrier (BBB) is one critical example of protection which prevents toxins and other adverse compounds from reaching the brain. You can read more about protecting and repairing your BBB in my post NATURAL CURES: Protecting and Repairing Your Blood Brain Barrier to Restore Mental Health – http://mybodycanhealitself.ca/wordpress/?p=639
  • Address Your Body Pollution: BODY POLLUTION: Who Is Responsible? – http://mybodycanhealitself.ca/wordpress/?p=455
  • Follow Lessons Learned by Others:  The Path to Healthy Longevity and a Healthy Environment – http://mybodycanhealitself.ca/wordpress/?p=2049
  • Consider Adding a Holistic Protocol to in Your Pursuit of ‘Symptom Free Status: SYMPTOM RELIEF: How To Get To 100% Symptom Free Naturally – http://mybodycanhealitself.ca/wordpress/?p=1155.
  • Consider Adding My Holistic Well-being Coaching using my customized holistic protocol to help protect and remyelinate your myelin shealth and heal your nervous system. It includes my ‘stop, start and change’ recommendations specific to your condition based on your information.  Contact me at elisabethlhines@gmail.com to get started.
  • Follow my holistic protocol for improved health found in my book THE WHOLE PERSON WELL-BEING EQUATION – http://www.mybodycanhealitself.ca/what_people_are_saying.htmEbook Cover New_1-1

 

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

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Ewe, what’s that smell? Learn how to restore your sense of smell to normal and safe!

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There was a time in the past that I would run the other direction when I picked up on a scent. It wouldn’t matter what the source, synthetic or natural.  My olfactory bulb, the part of my brain responsible for how the body assesses and responds to scents, was seriously malfunctioning.

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The good news is that I have been able to restore my olfactory bulb and body’s normal way of detecting, assessing and responding to scents, even synthetic and harmful scents. You too can achieve this goal.  The first step is to believe that it is possible.

One of the most important steps in desensitizing your offended olfactory bulb is to gradually get used to natural scents.  Start by inhaling natural citrus scents (oils pressed from the skin of fruit) from an inhaler or diffuser. I can help you get started with the right dosage and best oils to restore your normal, healthy sense of smell – a necessary step for healthy longevity. An accurate sense of smell is important for a normal healthy body functions, including immune system function. Contact me to get started.

It is possible to recover from multiple chemical sensitivities! I have! How did I do it? Read my ebook MCS Gone.

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When your sense of smell becomes ‘skewed’ to the extent that you are running in the other direction whenever you pick up on a scent, it is the result of a previous injury probably caused by an exposure to a toxic chemicals.  After an exposure to toxic chemicals the body and brain can lose it’s ability to tolerate even small amounts of chemicals, synthetic and natural.  This is called toxicant induced loss of tolerance (TILT).

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Your resulting heightened sense of smell and offended olfactory bulb response can also be your body’s way of protecting you from re-exposure and allowing your body time to recover from the initial assault. As time goes on your body’s sense of smell should be restored to normal.  If it is not restored it is time to look for solutions that will get you there.  Why? If your body is regularly mounting hyper vigilant and skewed responses in one part of your body, there is probably additional malfunction in other parts of the body as well as compromised surveillance of situations that need attention. This can be a serious ongoing health challenge.

When you have a symptom of any kind, including being extremely offended by a scent, your body has gone through a three step process:

 
  1. Perception – your operating system (body/mind) has become aware of something different through your senses 
  2. Evaluation/interpretation – your operating system (body/mind) has made a judgment about the significance of the perceived (at times possibly invalid) awareness
  3. Response –  your operating system (body/mind) has directed your body/mind’s defense systems to take care of the real or perceived situation/threat. 

In step 2 of the process, when your body makes a judgement about the significance of the perceived awareness, your body and mind uses criteria from past experiences.  For instance, if in the past you have been exposed to an excessive amount of smelly toxins, your body and mind may evaluate all scents in the present at a 10 out of 10, in terms of threat and harm, when they should be evaluated somewhere between 0 and 10.

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Is your body’s valuation for the threat of all scents a 10/10? The truth is all scents are not a 10/10 threat to you although your body and mind may think and believe so. If your body and mind does evaluate all scents at a 10/10, it could mount a skewed response based on the valuation; and send you into an allergic or sensitivity response or on the run.

Changing the valuation that your body mind gives to scents will change the way your body responds to them and eventually your sense of smell with be restored to normal and you will be safe in the presence of scents. Keep in mind that nobody should remain in a location where there are toxic or harmful scents.  Although I can walk by pefume counters now without my body going into a 10/10 valuation and threat response – I do not hang around them because I know that synthetic scents can be harmful to my health. Read my blog post FRAGRANCE: Oh How Sweet The Smell and How Potentially Dangerous To Your Health for more information.

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 How do you change your body and mind’s threat evaluation from 10/10 to a normal 0-10/10 response?

Besides past experiences become part of your body and mind’s criteria for present day responses, there are many other factors that can be responsible for the criteria your body and mind use to respond.  Body pollution, memories of past trauma and stressors can also be a factors. Symptoms, including a skewed response to all scents, are just the ‘tip of the iceberg’.  To alleviate symptoms, ‘base of the iceberg‘ issues must be resolved.

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You can find strategies to restore your body and mind’s way of responding to normal in my book THE WHOLE PERSON WELL-BEING EQUATION.

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A NATURAL STRATEGY TO REPROGRAM

YOUR BODY AND MIND’s VALUATION of THREATS (Real and Perceived)

Although this may sound impossible you can change your body’s valuation by continually reprogramming the value of any threat, real and perceived.  Try this the next time you smell something (start with a scent that you know will not harm you but may have offended you – eg. smell of an orange).  When you smell the orange immediate say in your mind ‘0’ (zer0), ‘0’, ‘0’.  Then if your mind goes to ‘oh my gosh’, keep saying zero, zero, zero.  Do this every time you smell something offensive and do not allow your mind to go to ‘oh my gosh’.  Over time you will have changed your body and mind’s valuation of the perceived threat.

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Book a BodyFeedback™ Interview & Therapy session to help restore your body’s faulty valuation and responding (allergies, intolerances, sensitivities, chronic symptoms).  You can learn more about how this works at http://www.mybodycanhealitself.ca/assess.htm 

Are you living in a protective bubble? Is your life passing you by? Is it time to get back to your life and feel good?

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More ways to reprogram your body’s faulty responding – UPDATING OUTDATED BODY SOFTWARE: For Symptom Free Living.

See how Vanderbilt Hospital Emergency Room uses doTerra pure orange essential oils to relieve stress. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1_1A3gRhpw. When you are ready to take the next step to help restore your body’s normal scent response contact me. I have more natural strategies to help you achieve your well-being goals. Attend a ‘environmentally safe for you’ workshop.

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

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LEMONGRASS: Powerful Anti-Fungal and Anti-Cancer Activity

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There are many scientifically-confirmed benefits of lemongrass, including its ability to destroy harmful pathogens, promote healthy stools, inhibit damaging fungi, reduce inflammation, protect against DNA damage, guard against malaria, neutralize damaging free radicals, balance cholesterol levels, modulate healthy sleep patterns, and so much more.

Lemon grass essential oil is highly effective in vapour phase against Candida albicans, leading to deleterious morphological changes in cellular structures and cell surface alterations – http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6882/10/65/.

A 2009 study published in the journal Chemico-Biological Interactions revealed that lemongrass essential oil is effective in targeting at least 12 different human cancer cell lines.

A more recent study published in the journal Pharmacognosy Communications reveals that lemongrass is also effective against cervical cancer. Researchers found that lemongrass not only stops cervical cancer cells (as well as several other types of cancer cells) from spreading, but it also initiates cancer cell apoptosis, also known as programmed cell death. https://anoilforeverything.wordpress.com/.

For more information on anti-cancer essential oils https://anoilforeverything.wordpress.com/2013/03/22/essential-oils-and-cancer/.  

Message me for more information on a customized natural approach for your unique condition at elisabethlhines@gmail.com.

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

DETOXING YOUR VEGGIES WITH ESSENTIAL OILS: A Novel Idea

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I have a client who I have been seeing for about 10 years.  She has had health challenges over those years as well as a serious health crisis. She has always been a ‘health nut’ so to speak, like me,  and yet was faced with a major health challenge a few years ago.

Body pollution and harmful substances in the foods we eat, the water we drink and bathe in, the personal care and cleaning products we use and the air we breathe; can alter a person’s DNA and turn normal healthy genes into oncogenes, present in persons with cancer. Body pollution can also interfere with the body’s normal healthy and accurate immunosurveillance and tumor suppressor response.

My client has been very vigilant in protecting her self from any foods or products with the potential to add to her body pollution or interfere with her body’s healthy immunosurveillace, healthy genes and healthy tumor suppressor response.

One of the services that I provide to my clients is a ‘weak list’.

For anyone suffering from chronic or life threatening conditions and disease (especially cancer); determining a WEAK LIST is mandatory to recovery and maintaining remission. Determining and addressing your ‘weak list’ can allow you to maintain a strong immune system and body, and become and stay ‘symptom free’. Avoiding the items on the weak lists, by substituting ‘non weak’ items can help to keep the immune system and other body functions operating normally.

What does a weak list mean?

Sometimes it means you are allergic to the items. The resulting biofeedback ‘weak response’ can be indicative of an association your body has made about a product, substance or situation in the past at a time of extreme trauma or duress. A ‘weak response’ can also mean that something is going on in the body at this time, which added to the use of the product or substance or recall of a past similar association (from your body’s ‘black box’); is a temporary bad combination (e.g. during detoxification, rapid growth, healing, recovery, hormone change, distress, treatment, medications, your body’s present chemical equation). Generally speaking it means that the item or factor is causing confusion, interference, imbalance, disruption, malfunction or damage. The item could be toxic to the body due to the presence of harmful substances like pesticides or VOCs. Sometimes it is to the immune system, sometimes to the nervous, endocrine or other systems, and sometimes to the liver or heart; all necessary to stay strong and healthy. If this happens on a daily/weakly basis the results can be catastrophic.

Back to my client’s experiment:

So every time I met with my client she had me test her foods and personal care products for safety. She was being very vigilant. Every time I tested her beans she tested weak to them, so she put them back into the freezer, hoping to be able to eat them sometime in the future. After months of the same results (since last summer) she decided to do some research and on my last visit she was all set up for an experiment. She was determined. Her beans were organic and she had paid $70 per bushel for them. She had set up 3 bowls of beans, each with a different ‘potential detox solution’ that she had read about.

#1 – Water + organic apple cider vinegar (1 cup) + 1 tsp baking soda + grapefruit seed extract (New Roots herbal – 250 ml cost $59.49) 20 drops

#2 – Water + lemon essential oil (4 drops)

#3 – Water + apple cider vinegar (1 cup)

#4 – Sea salt added to water used to cook beans (boiled till tender)

Each bowl of beans was allowed to sit for approximately 5 minutes.

I tested the beans on my client before the experiment and she tested weak to them.

Testing after the experiment revealed that beans detoxified in method #1 and #2 resulted in no weakness. Testing of  beans detoxified in method #3 and #4 resulted in a weak response. Results were interesting, especially after months of my client testing weak to her beans.

Detoxification solution #2 was the most affordable as the bottle of grapefruit seed extract used in solution #1 cost my client over $50. The 100% certified pure essential lemon oil was under $16 Canadian and contained the cold pressed essential oil of 45 lemons. Learn more about using third party certified 100% pure therapeutic grade oils ‘for a healthier you’ by contacting me. Many essential oils are adulterated.

So why would organic beans need to be detoxified? Organic products do test weak sometimes and sometimes contain harmful substances. Rain washing down air pollution above organic crops, and herbicides and pesticides carried by the wind, can pollute organic fruit and vegetables.

Conclusion: Use 100% pure therapeutic grade lemon oil to soak your vegetables and fruit. Detoxifying your vegetables and fruits is a wise health decision.

My client is very happy. She is a true ambassador for healthy living and loves and uses 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils daily. I think that she is an amazing ‘wellness advocate’

Would you like to determine your weak list?

Would you like to learn muscle response testing ‘for a healthier you’? Contact me at elisabethlhines@gmail.com.

 

 

UPDATING OUTDATED BODY SOFTWARE: For Symptom Free Living

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Do you feel like you are living in a bubble and that there is no place outside of your bubble that is safe? Do you suffer from multiple chemical sensitivities and environmental illness? If so you are not alone. There was a time when I lived in a ‘virtual bubble’ to protect myself from all of the chemicals that caused my body to react. Many years later, after much research and trial and error strategies I have escaped my bubble and can help you to escape yours as well.  I can now feel safe in the world, go anywhere and eat anywhere, without fear or reacting. Yes, I still go with informed vigilance and protection because there are many harmful substances in the world that could potentially hurt me, and everyone else out there.

WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG

Most people have a considerable quotient of well-being.  For those whose health is challenged by a variety of daily symptoms and conditions, well-being can be elusive.

My health journey has taken me through multiple health challenges. Symptom relief was a daily challenge for many years. For many people this is the case. The pre-occupation with extreme and chronic symptoms, and the search for symptom relief can leave little time to address ‘root causes’ of the symptoms, a must for health true recovery.

Symptoms Iceberg Analogy

Symptoms are like the ‘tip of the iceberg’. To achieve symptom free status you must deal with the underlying ‘base of the iceberg’ issues. Learn more here http://www.mybodycanhealitself.ca/AllergiesandIntolerances.htm .

All of the above factors can cause damage or changes to the body’s original ‘software’ and body’s default settings, and subsequent way of responding. Software is the entire set of programs, procedures, and related documentation associated with a system and especially a computer system. Your body’s operating system is more complex than a high tech computer and comes equipped with preprogrammed criteria for responding, your software.

In cases of multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS), allergies, toxicant loss of tolerance (TILT), heightened sense of smell, auto immune and other disorders; the body’s normal way of responding has been altered because the body’s software and body’s default settings have been altered by a major trauma, in my case it was the off gassing of a new house added to my body pollution. One of the resulting challenges was an overwhelming awareness and offense to the smell of all chemicals and scents, event in small amounts. A heightened offended sense of smell can also be an indicator of body pollution.

BODY POLLUTION: Who Is Responsible? – http://mybodycanhealitself.ca/wordpress/?p=455.

Synthetic fragrances comes with potentially harmful health risks. FRAGRANCE: Oh How Sweet The Smell and How Potentially Dangerous To Your Healthhttp://mybodycanhealitself.ca/wordpress/?p=1454.

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The challenge in major health challenges like those listed in the previous paragraph is to get your body to differentiate between scents and chemicals that really harm and those that you are simply fearful of. The body/mind can become very vigilant after a major trauma and initiate various ‘skewed’ responses, like a heighted olfactory response, in an attempt to protect you. Many people find that they are also offended and sometimes negatively affected by natural scents. Getting your body/mind to differentiate will allow you to live in the real world and not become a prisoner to your fears, diagnosed condition and it’s initial limitations. It will also allow you more recovery options, like therapeutic essential oil therapy, a safe solution for symptom relief. You can desensitize your heightened and offended sense of smell by smelling ‘safe for you’ (a practitioner who using neuromuscularbiofeedback testing can help determine these) daily doses of 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils.

What alters your body’s software?

Alterations to your body’s software can be the result of a combination of physical, mental, emotional or spiritual assaults or reprogramming. These changes and the ability to restore original programming can be affected by what you have been told in a diagnosis and prognosis, acceptance of your situation, ownership of a diagnosis and prognosis (I have _______), what you believe, what you think, what you say and what you expect. Although I use the words allergies, MCS, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, stress sensitization and spasmodic dysphonia when I relay my journey to improved health – I was always careful to say, my body is affected by these symptoms or  conditions instead of ‘I have’ these conditions which denotes ownership.

There was a time when I reacted every time I ate any food and was so afraid of every chemical and every smell because they offended me, and so I determined that they all hurt me.  The truth is that many of the foods, chemicals and smells that I experienced were harmful or toxic to me because of my injury and did have a negative effect on my body. The reality was that there were also many chemicals (everything is made up of chemicals) and scents that although offensive to me were not hurting me.  The ‘all or none’ thinking that person’s with MCS and other conditions experience is understandable. There was a time when MCS was considered a psychological condition, maybe the reason for that is the ‘all or none’ thinking that sufferers sometimes revert to protect themselves from further harm.

How do you restore your body’s ‘software’ and normal way of responding?

To restore your body’s software and normal way of responding it is important to update the software with corrections. The software on a computer requires regular updates to stay current. If your body has been responding in a ‘skewed’ fashion due to trauma – it’s time to update your body’s software. That is what I did to get my body to stop mounting ‘skewed responses’ and achieve symptom free living.

It is important to continue with protection strategies and keep an open mind about what is possible, allowing your brain to update your software. This will require letting go of the ‘all or none’ thinking. Following are some strategies that were successful for me that you can use to help you to update your body’s altered software and way of responding.

Change your internal dialogue:

  1. Although I am offended and affected by many chemicals and scents, I am not negatively affected by all chemicals and scents.
  2. Although some foods cause me to feel unwell, making me suspicious of many foods, there are foods that are safe for me to eat.
  3. Although my body has been reacting with ‘skewed responses’ at times, I know that my body can and does respond normally as well.
  4. Although I have been told that there is no cure for my condition and nothing can be done, I know that my body can heal itself and restore normal responding.
  5. I believe that more is possible and that possible is doable by my body. This may require some paradigm shifts to my thinking. (You can learn more at my blog and web posts NATURAL CURES: Implementing Paradigm Shifts to Become Symptom Free – http://mybodycanhealitself.ca/wordpress/?p=718, BELIEVE: Your Most Powerful Well-being Tool – http://mybodycanhealitself.ca/wordpress/?p=793, http://www.mybodycanhealitself.ca/believe.htm )

Give the authority for resolving your health challenges to your ‘doctor within’, your primary healthcare practitioner:

“Everyone has a doctor in him or her; we just have to help it in its work. The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.”

Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, Greek Physician (460BC-377BC)

  • Your complex body was created with many amazing abilities. Every moment of every day, without any action on your part hundreds of processes are taking place and abilities are available to you, even while you are asleep. The healthy human organism, with its complex high-tech operating system, is continually self-detecting, self-diagnosing, self-renewing, self-healing, self-repairing, self-cleaning and self-protecting. The body has an internal pharmacy, which when functioning properly produces natural analgesic, anti-depressant, anti-anxiety, anti-stress, sleep-inducing, immune system strengthening and gastrointestinal normalizing chemicals.[1]  Many of the body’s processes and abilities are automatic and are often taken for granted. There are many factors that can interfere with these normal processes and abilities.  It is your responsibility to understand and protect these abilities and the internal communications required to ensure they function normally. You can learn how in my book THE WHOLE PERSON WELL-BEING EQUATION, my website www.mybodycanhealitself.ca and my blog http://mybodycanhealitself.ca/wordpress .
  • This does not mean you should stop seeing your doctor. He or she is the person you consult for additional assistance and assessments. 

Implement correcting strategies:

Consider parasympathetic nervous system resetting strategies, mind body healing strategies, stress management strategies, normalizing response strategies and natural self-help therapies and tools to restore your body’s default settings, perception, awareness, knowledge, understanding and beliefs. I provide consultations and BodyFeedback™ Interview & Therapy to clients to help them update their outdated software. You can learn about these at http://www.mybodycanhealitself.ca/assess.htm and in my book THE WHOLE PERSON WELL-BEING EQUATION, my website www.mybodycanhealitself.ca and my blog http://mybodycanhealitself.ca/wordpress

Elisabeth Hines, C.N.C., C.B.P., Holistic Wellness Practitioner,

Health by Design, www.mybodycanhealitself.ca

[1] Clinic for Mind Body Medicine, Alberta Health Services, http://www.calgaryhealthregion.ca/programs/cmbm/journey.htm, 2009.