On Guard and Easy Air: A Winning Cold, Flu & Cough Season Combination

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Today’s great BOGO deal (one day only) combines two of my ‘must have’ essential oils for cold, flu and cough season; on guard and easy air.

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Gold and flu season is here and it is time to think about protection.  Regular hand washing is an important first step in protection.  doterra’s onguard is a great cold and flu protection add on.  I take the drops in water or beadlets (carry in my purse) before I enter areas of high risk, like visits to the nursing home and other locations with sick people.  I add on guard to my counter cleaner spray and my home made foaming hand sanitizer and diffuse it when I feel I may be vulnerable to a virus. In this age of antibiotic resistance it is reassuring to learn that doterra’s on guard’s protection blend can keep you healthy.

Essential oils provide new tools to fight antibiotic resistance. doTerra on guard protective blend is my ‘go to’ for cold and flu protection.

From the Journal of Infectious Diseases & Preventive Medicine –
Essential Oils and Future Antibiotics: New Weapons against Emerging ‘ Superbugs ’ ? – https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/essential-oils-and-future-antibiotics-new-weapons-against-emerging-superbugs-2329-8731.1000105.php?aid=14230

Make sure to add lavender or serenity to your cold and flu protection regime as stress is a major immune system challenge.  The combination of on guard and lavender and/or serenity gels provide me with great protection against cold and flu.

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T’is the season – for cold, flu and cough! Easy air or Breathe (same product) is my ‘go to’ in combination with On Guard to prevent cold, flu and cough.  I use the breathe in my diffuser along with the on guard if I feel (or know) that I am coming down with something. I  add the  easy air or breathe to my diffuser with on guard.  I also use it in an inhaler and use it like a puffer, inhaling into my chest, when needed to open up my air ways and deal with coughs. Easy to use: just hold the inhaler in a closed fist and put the fist up to your lips and inhale as if you are using a puffer. Easy air or breathe applied to the chest helps open up my airways when congested.

Essential oil therapy for symptom relief and healing – healthy for you and healthy for the planet! Get started on your ‘green’ medicine cabinet makeover today.  Order your oils today at www.mydoterra.com/elisabethlhines .

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BRAIN & NERVOUS SYSTEM FUNCTION RECOVERY: More is Possible!

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I have personally spent years improving my brain function after some serious brain trauma.  Exposing my brain to toxic chemicals, heavy metals and chronic stress in the past had a disastrous impact on my brain and nervous system; and every function they were responsible for. The good news is that I have been able to heal from my ‘compromised’ brain and nervous system function using a variety of natural strategies.  I now help clients to achieve improved brain and nervous system function using my holistic protocol. You can find my protocol in my book The Whole Person Well-being Equation.

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Included in my holistic protocol is essential oil therapy.  Using research based information I customize essential oil combinations for clients based on their symptoms, to help them improve their brain and nervous system function. One of the amazing oils that is showing promising research that I add to the customized combinations is therapeutic grade rosemary essential oil.

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According to the Daily Mail health article:

How a sniff of rosemary could boost the memory because it helps the chemicals in the brain

  • Compound that gives the herb its distinctive smell aids a brain chemical
  • That chemical – 1,8-cineole – is the key to memory and can be boosted
  • Rosemary found to help long-term memory and ability to do simple sums
  • Study also discovered it improved ‘prospective memory’ in most people

You can read about the research by clicking on the links at the end of this post.  To order your therapeutic grade rosemary essential oil follow this link.

For your customized essential oil combination for improved brain and nervous system function contact me through this link.

Never give up!

Elisabeth Hines, C.N.C., C.B.P.

Holistic Wellness Practioner, www.mybodycanhealitself.ca elisabethlhines@gmail.com

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3381642/How-sniff-rosemary-boost-memory-helps-chemicals-brain.html#ixzz4tt1JryxO

The Therapeutic Potential of Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) Diterpenes for Alzheimer’s Disease

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4749867/

dōTERRA Wellness Advocate Starts a Healing Center after Suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury

https://www.doterra.com/US/en/about/caring-awakenings-center

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HEAVY METALS: Dangerous To Your Brain

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Heavy metals are a serious concern and found to be responsible for many environmentally related illnesses.

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I work with many clients who have various health challenges including compromised brain function and memory. For each person that presents with compromised health I recommend various detoxification and healing strategies.  There are many natural substances that can bind with harmful toxic and foreign materials found in the brain and body. Once these have been detoxified from the body and brain, the body’s natural healing capacities can function unobstructed. Your brain can recover.

Aluminum is an extremely harmful substance often found in the brains at autopsy after an Alzheimers death. Aluminum is found in deodorants, foil, cooking utensils, air pollution, tap water and vaccines.

Doctors Are Now Warning: If you use aluminum foil, stop it or face deadly consequences!

This is an excellent video by a doctor on the subject: http://launch.newsinc.com/share.html?trackingGroup=69016&siteSection=americanoverlook&videoId=31638091

The first step in eliminating heavy metal related health challenges is to start avoiding heavy metals from everyday usages and exposures.

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The body has many detoxification abilities which may need some help.  Effective detoxification requires healthy liver function. Make sure you are drinking the right water to promote healthy natural detoxification. Learn more about what natural substances bind with toxic substances in my book THE WHOLE PERSON WELL-BEING EQUATION. You will find a chart of binding and detoxifying substances with research links.  Some essential oils taken internally can also promote detoxification of the harmful substances in your body.  Learn more by contacting me at www.mydoterra.com/elisabethlhines.

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

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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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. 

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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”            

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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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SIGNAL LOST: Please Stay Tuned For Your Body To Resume Normal Function

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The electrical interactive communication systems of the body (nervous system) are responsible for the production of all biological and biochemical mechanisms (body functions). Neurons send signals to other cells through thin fibers called axons, which cause chemicals known as neurotransmitters to be released at junctions called synapses. Sensory neurons react to physical stimuli such as light, sound and touch and send feedback to the central nervous system about the body’s surrounding environment. Motor neurons, located in the central nervous system or in peripheral ganglia, transmit signals to activate the muscles or glands.

Interference or blockage of these necessary communication signals can disrupt normal healthy body functions, natural protections, immunosurveillance, immunoresponse and tumor suppression.

We have all experienced a loss of satellite signal and lost our favourite television show, probably in the midst of an exciting scene. What happens when the body’s communication signals are disrupted regularly? Could it be a contributing factor in conditions like Parkinsons, MS or spasmodic dysphonia? I strongly believe it is. I also know from the success I have seen in my conditions and those of my clients that following my holistic protocol can help your body to restore normal communications and function.

Recently I presented a workshop where I discussed all of the factors with the potential to disrupt our balance on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level.  Part of the workshop focused on endocrine disruptors, commonly a part of body pollution, and how they interfere with vital communication, hormone production, utilization and balance functions. These factors can disrupt normal healthy and required body communication and signalling. Body pollution, toxic chemicals (in foods, personal care, feminine hygiene, laundry and cleaning products, the air), stressors, sleep disruption, electromagnetic radiation, microbes and drugs are just a few potential communication and normal body function disruptors.

I see many clients with a wide range of health challenges.  The first step of my holistic protocol is to stop all ‘communication and body disrupting’ factors. What do they need to ‘stop, start and change’? You can read more information about these factors in my other blog posts.

My ‘stop, start and change’ holistic protocol is all that you need to get started on your path to ‘a healthier you’.  My clients are always surprised at the impact of my protocol on the way that they feel in a short period of time.

Get started today on your ‘stop, start and change’ protocol and start feeling better. Green your diet, personal care, healthcare and cleaning products. Strive for life balance. My holistic protocol can be found in my book THE WHOLE PERSON WELL-BEING EQUATION.

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Consult your regular healthcare provider before starting your ‘stop, start and change’ protocol.  There may be contraindications due to health status, medications or other factors. Do not stop taken prescribed medication.

ENJOY better health today!

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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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

blog – http://mybodycanhealitself.ca/wordpress/

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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BRAIN INJURY: Natural Strategies for Recovery

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As a holistic wellness practitioner I work with clients with many health challenges, one serious issue is brain injury and compromised brain function.  Many of the clients that come to me with these issues have been reviewed by traditional medical doctors and many have been told they have early dementia or Alzheimer’s. One client’s brain challenges were determined to be the cause of a virus. Some people who come to me have been diagnosed with a variety of mental health challenges including chronic depression. Many come because they are in search of recover that they have been unable to achieve through traditional medical offerings. If you are considering using any of the strategies in my blog posts or books or website; discuss them with your regular healthcare practitioner first.  It is important that you are monitored as you add strategies, especially if you are taking medications.  DO NOT STOP TAKING YOUR MEDICATIONS.

My brain challenges were originally diagnosed as ‘a break down’, later to be revealed to be brain injury from ‘off gassing’ of toxic chemicals after moving into a new house. The damage to my brain and blood brain barrier left me with toxicant induced loss of tolerance (TILT), depression, multiple food allergies and other health challenges. My earlier ‘toxicant induced loss of tolerance’ came as the result of pumping leaded gasoline at my father’s service station as a teenager.  I have had two additional ‘toxicant induced loss of tolerance’ challenges with moves into two earlier new house with accompanying off gassings – long before anyone had ever heard of it.

Claudia Miller, a tenured Professor in Environmental and Occupational Medicine and Vice Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has studied this condition and treats it medically.  You can read about her work in TILT at http://drclaudiamiller.com/. She has written a booklet entitled Protect Yourself – “TILT – A New Class of Diseases: How Exposures to Chemicals Are Undermining Our Mental and Physical Health,” which describes chemical intolerance, Toxicant-induced Loss of Tolerance, and the dangers of certain chemicals in the environment. You can find it here  https://issuu.com/elisco/docs/tilt_ebook

INVESTIGATING THE CAUSES OF BRAIN INJURY

There can be multiple possible cause for brain injury or compromised brain function.  Often there are a combination of contributing factors. Initial injury often leaves the blood brain barrier vulnerable to other factors that would normally not have been a brain challenge in the past.

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Stress is often a big contributing factor in brain injury.  Chronic pumping of stress hormones can chew away at the protective myelin coating in the brain and damage the blood brain barrier leaving the brain vulnerable to harmful chemicals found in air pollution, workplaces and homes.

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Stress: It’s Worse Than You Think by John Carpihttps://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/199601/stress-its-worse-you-think

STRESS IDLING: A Modern Day Health Challenge – http://mybodycanhealitself.ca/wordpress/?p=1115

HOW STRESS CHANGES THE BRAIN: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/18/brain-stress_n_6148470.html

Blood brain barrier damage is another factor that can cause brain injury and malfunction.

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NATURAL CURES: Protecting and Repairing Your Blood Brain Barrier to Restore Mental Healthhttp://mybodycanhealitself.ca/wordpress/?p=639

Viruses and bacteria are also culprits when it comes to brain injury.

Viral infection leading to brain dysfunction: more prevalent than appreciated? US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2782954/

Bacterial Meningitis – While most people with meningitis recover, permanent disabilities such as brain damage, hearing loss, and learning disabilities can result from the infection. Centers for Disease Control and Preventionhttp://www.cdc.gov/meningitis/bacterial.html

Physical injury like concussion are also relevant when discussing compromised brain function. HARD KNOCKS: The Science of Concussionshttp://www.brainfacts.org/diseases-disorders/injury/articles/2012/hard-knocks-the-science-of-concussions/

THERAPIES FOR BRAIN INJURY RECOVERY

In this segment I am going to discuss the strategies that I have found most helpful for repairing my brain injury and those of my clients. You can find these strategies in more detail in my holistic protocol in my workbook THE WHOLE PERSON WELL-BEING EQUATION.  It guides you through the steps for health recovery. At this link you can also read testimonies from people with various health challenges who have recovered using my holistic protocol.

Addressing Body Pollution

Addressing your body pollution and detoxifying is an important first step for any health condition. This was in extremely important step for me in my recovery.  Detoxification is a two step process:  one – stop adding to your body pollution my cleaning up (greening) your personal care products, diet and environments; and two – remove your existing body pollution (we all have some). It took me a lot of trial and error to come up with the best detoxification method which I now recommend to my clients with great results. The complete instructions and recipe for the herbal detoxification baths that I used to recover from my health issues including my TILT can be found in my book THE WHOLE PERSON WELL-BEING EQUATION. Get started today on whole body detoxification the right way.

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DETOXIFICATION: The Benefits of Getting It Right – http://mybodycanhealitself.ca/wordpress/?p=2834.  From personal and client experiences there is no more important ‘first strategy’ to brain health recovery than detoxification.

DETOXIFICATION: A Natural Body Process That May Need Some Helphttp://mybodycanhealitself.ca/wordpress/?p=51

Water

Your drinking water is a big factor in helping your body to be able to remove harmful substances and making sure you are not adding them.

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YOUR DRINKING WATER: Is It Compromising Your Health?http://mybodycanhealitself.ca/wordpress/?p=830

YOUR DRINKING WATER: A possible connection to Alzheimers and Dementia – http://mybodycanhealitself.ca/wordpress/?p=1

Tai Chi for Health Recovery– I can not say enough about the impact this had on my brain recovery. I would never have believed it could make such a difference. I recommend tai chi to all of my clients.

The health benefits of tai chi – Harvard Health Publications, Harvard Medical School – The health benefits of tai chi – http://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/the-health-benefits-of-tai-chi

Diet

Diet is of course very important for overall health as well as recovery from brain injury. Eat foods that are as close to nature as possible.  Eat healthy fats. Avoid GMOs, artificial additives (including colours) and preservatives which have been shown to have a negative impact on the brain.

Lecithin

According to the Institute of Medicine (1998), lecithin provides a great source of choline– essential to every cell in the body, for it is one of the main components of cell membrane. It builds brain cells and improves cardiovascular function. Lecithin that contains phosphatidyl choline is produced mainly from vegetable sources, although it may also be found in animal and microbial sources. Its role is to breakdown the fats in your body. Lecithin is naturally found in the foods that most of us eat, especially rich foods, such as egg yolks, soybeans, grains, wheat germ, liver, cauliflower, fish, legumes, yeast, and peanuts.

After my brain injury I did a lot of research looking for strategies to repair the damage and malfunction.  Based on the information in the research I added lecithin rich foods and decided to take  soy lecithin supplements.  I took the supplements three times a day for an extended period of time and that provided me with great improvements in reducing the depression.  I know that there is a lot of controversy over soy products and health.  Since I use neuromuscularbiofeedback testing on all my foods and supplements before consumption I was sure it was not harmful to me.  I test clients on both sunflower seed and soy lecithin and usually soy is still the winner.  Make sure that it is pure, unbleached, non GMO. Lecithin also protects your liver important in toxic environments, for people taking medications and for overall body health.

Nutrition expert Dr. Dharma Singh Khalsa, author of Brain Longevity, says “Lecithin is practically a wonder drug as far as cognitive impairment is concerned.”

Frank Orthoefer, Ph.D., promotes the benefits of lecithin, including improving memory, nerve and brain functioning, in his book Lecithin and Health. Orthoefer has researched lecithin for over 25 years, and is a leading authority on the subject.

Positive Effects of Soy Lecithin-Derived Phosphatidylserine plus Phosphatidic Acid on Memory, Cognition, Daily Functioning, and Mood in Elderly Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4271139/

Lecithin Extract Counters Brain Aging – http://www.lifeextension.com/Magazine/2006/5/cover_brain/Page-01

Lecithin used to treat neurodegenerative diseases like Alzeihmers, Parkinson, dementia, brain injury  http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/other-nutrients/choline

STRESS MANAGEMENT

This is a must for brain injury or malfunction to help reduce the pumping of ‘chewing’ stress hormones on the blood brain barrier, myelin sheath and brain.

Stress: It’s Worse Than You Think by John Carpi – https://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/199601/stress-its-worse-you-think

STRESS IDLING: A Modern Day Health Challenge – http://mybodycanhealitself.ca/wordpress/?p=1115

Essential Oil Therapy

I was not aware of essential oil therapy for brain injury at the time of my injury but I now recommend it to my clients presenting with any type of brain challenges.  The results have been amazing.

I have one client, my sister, who had a viral brain infection and was unable to put words together in a sentence initially.  I started her on some essential oils in a diffuser and to use topically. Her brain is now mostly healed and she recently did a radio interview on essential oils and the impact on her recovery.  You can listen to her story here – https://app.box.com/s/55pf0cxx5a74mj3edasxtsiuzneqej4e. Amazing!

I have other clients that have had severe memory and cognitive challenges and I have recommended various essential oils which have improved both. I am ‘over the moon’ with the results I have seen in my clients and they are pretty quick to see results.

Contact me for your customized brain health recovery regime today at elisabethlhines@gmail.com. Learn more about my approach to natural health recovery!.

Emotional aromatherapy can improve mental and emotional health.  Get started today feeling more like the true you! Contact me for a customized aromatherapy program at https://www.mydoterra.com/elisabethlhines/#/.

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

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