HOMEOSTASIS CHECK UP: How’s Your Internal Balancing Act Working for You?

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The Great Balancing Act power point – https://www.slideshare.net/coachpointer/homeostasis-4-themes-ppt

ho·me·o·sta·sis
/ˌhōmēəˈstāsəs/
noun
the tendency toward a relatively stable equilibrium between interdependent elements, especially as maintained by physiological processes.

 

From the previous definition and the image above it is clear that homeostasis is the maintenance of a balanced internal environment. Homeostasis requires an orchestrated approach on a daily basis of feedback loops, structure and function, division of labour and interdependence of organ systems.

A properly working internal environment provides (homeostasis):

  • maintains a constant body temperature through sweating, shivering, dilation/constriction of blood vessels at skin surface, insulation by adipose tissue, breakdown of adipose tissue to produce heat
  • maintains the proper level of glucose in the body by the release of insulin and glucagon into the blood in response to rising and falling blood glucose levels,
  • maintains the proper level of salt, water and sugar in the blood
  • maintains the proper pH levels in various body parts body
  • maintains the proper hormone levels in the body
  • maintains a constant correct level of essential elements (e.g. copper/zinc) and nutrients, eliminating excesses
  • maintains proper oxygen/carbon dioxide levels by an increase in breathing rate in response to increased carbon dioxide levels in the blood, and release of carbon dioxide into exhaled air from lungs
  • maintains proper detection of viruses, bacteria, parasites and abnormal cells and mounts an appropriate immunoresponse
  • maintains proper blood pressure by sending messages to the brain to increase or decrease
  • maintains proper body weight, fat storage
  • maintains proper body and brain chemistry

Toxins, the damage they do and other factors including physical, mental, emotional and spiritual stressors can interfere with the communication and feedback loops required for proper ongoing homeostasis. Some genetic factors can also be responsible for challenged homeostasis within the body.

What can you do to improve and maintain ongoing homeostasis in your body?

  • eat a well balanced diet, taking lessons from the places in the world where people live the longest and the healthiest; without diseases common to North Americans – See the Blue Zones.  See my post on Plant Slant Fare: For ‘a healthier you’
  • live a balanced life. Life Balance: The Well-being Root.
  • maintain ongoing adequate detoxification to ensure proper body communication, feed back loops and functions
    • Two step detoxification:  stop adding toxins and remove existing body pollution.  Find out how in Chapter 6 of The Whole Person Well-being Equation which includes the Botanical Spa Therapy whole body detoxification recipe.
    • Add natural symptom relief strategies. Use of ‘anti’ type of medications (antihistamines, antidepressants, antipsychotics, antibiotics, antispasmodics, or antihypertensives) have been associated with memory loss issues.
  • restore your body’s original correct settings, defaults and setpoints

Wishing you a balanced body, mind, spirit and life!

Elisabeth Hines, C.N.C., C.B.P., Holistic Wellness Practitioner, Health by Design, elisabethlhines@gmail.com

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GRIEF: Here We Go Again!

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When my mother passed away early this year, after a long and painful decline in health, I was initially relieved because I knew that her years of suffering were over. The vigilance and need for support that accompanied my mother’s many years of suffering was suddenly gone. That sense of vigilance and support prevented me from fully grieving my father when he passed away several years earlier. The sense of relief that my mother was no longer suffering carried me through until Mother’s Day when I entered another phase of grief; and no I am not talking about the five stages you have all probably been told are ‘normal’. I felt lost, flat (lethargy and apathy), empty, sad and like an orphan. Hard to believe that at 66 one could feel like an orphan. Every day that passes presents me with a mixed bag of emotions, some days more challenging than others.

There is no ‘one size fits all’ cycle of grief. You will be told that grieving is a process. It is a very personal process and no two people will go through the process in the same way. The time frame for grieving is different for everyone and the emotions may change daily. Despite my daily goal to be positive and upbeat; world events, bad news and stressors impacted my grief. Past grief can add to present grief (compounded grief) to magnify the impact and body’s responses.  Old wounds can be triggered by the loss. The body and mind have a reduced ability to cope with stressors (physical, mental, emotional or spiritual) when we are grieving. Previous vulnerabilities and health challenges can revisit. Other factors can add to feelings of grief.   From a grief counselling perspective – whatever you are feeling is normal. Feelings matter, as does expressing feelings appropriately, and having people tell you ‘you need to get over that’, does not help.

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When my husband passed away in 2010 after suffering through a horrific melanoma skin cancer battle, my grief was different. Despite my initial sense of relief that his suffering was over, the bag of varied emotions that presented over the years was vast and at times still is.

Counselling provides strategies to help deal with grief, and doctors provide prescriptions for medications to numb or dull the impact, and others to help you sleep. After my ongoing recovery from toxicant induced loss of tolerance (TILT) for chemicals, I chose not to take medications after my husband’s death. Grief can make you more vulnerable to past stressors.  I rode the wave of emotions that followed; sometimes feeling like I was making progress and sometimes feeling like I was going down for the count. Luckily I had my amazing children (their spouses) and grandchildren to support me.

This time around the ‘grief cycle’ I have more options for dealing with the day to day emotions that surface. I have immense gratitude to my daughter Amanda who introduced me to essential oils several years ago. I also have immense gratitude to God for the bounty of plant essences that provide us with comfort and healing. Essential oils are my daily ‘go to’ to ride the grief wave of emotions and help my body and mind process what I am feeling.  The emotions wheel recommendations and the specific emotional aromatherapy essential oils provide a full range of relief options.  I love to diffuse oils in the morning. I use a variety of essential oils to help me ride the wave of emotions that present daily while I am grieving or stressed.

 

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The Emotions & Essential Oils Wheel above comes with a companion reference guide which is really helpful in guiding your daily emotional aromatherapy selection.

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If you have not already concluded that ‘grief will change you’, it will; maybe short term, maybe long term. Those who love you will witness changes in your responses and behavior – this too is a normal component of grieving.

Consider a ‘creative weekend’ retreat to help you process your grief. Customize your retreat to fit your needs and desires.

MY HEALTH RECOVERY: The butterfly effect is the belief that small changes over time can create huge life changes – http://mybodycanhealitself.ca/wordpress/?p=3068

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Contact me at elisabethlhines@gmail.com if you would like to attend a ‘creative weekend’ retreat or get started using emotional aromatherapy to help you through your grieving journey. Order your aromatherapy essential oils contact me.

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

 

 

Health Intention: Designing What You See to Get What You Want

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You may be familiar with the saying ‘what you see is what you get’.  This phrase took on a whole new meaning for me when I did the research for my book.  I seriously have to say that I was blown away by the research that is available to document the power of a person’s intention to change their biology, DNA, health.  Visualizations can be customized using information from test results, your research and answers to the questions you ask your healthcare provider. The specific information associated with a diagnosis and a prognosis provides useful data to develop visualizations. You are a unique human being like no other person, and your DNA test results which reflect your uniqueness can be used to develop customized visualizations.

My client’s visualizations were customized using their personal health information.  The results have been amazing.

The information about your symptoms or condition and your research provides you with a basic understanding of your relevant body parts and systems and how they should normally function (e.g., anatomy, physiology, biochemistry). The following is an example from my book The Whole Person Well-being Equation, of a customized visualization, developed using information from test results and information provided by a doctor or research.

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You have the power to change your health. Learn how to customize (design) your visualizations to get the health results that you want. You are the architect of your health outcome. Order your copy of The Whole Person Well-being today to get started.

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

Changing Your DNA Through Intention – https://www.heartmath.org/articles-of-the-heart/personal-development/you-can-change-your-dna/

Biology of Belief, Dr. Bruce Lipton

The Genie in Your Genes – Dawson Church, PHD

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind – Joseph Murphy, PHD, DD

Dr Masaru Emoto, Messages in Water – http://www.masaru-emoto.net/english/water-crystal.html

HEALTH TRIGGERS: Managing What Sets You Off On A Daily Basis

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My last post was on how to avoid dangerous substances.

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

If you suffer from food allergies, TILT, EI, MCS, depression, migraines or other skewed body response physically, emotionally, mentally or spiritually; my last post is a must read.

On a daily basis many people are triggered regularly by numerous triggers.  Believe it or not the triggers can be anything.  Your equivalent ‘little black box’ records real and perceived threats and history about many factors that have harmed you in the past.  In present day your body may mount a ‘skewed’ or abnormal response to similar triggers, real or perceived – leading to unwanted symptoms on any level.  Some triggers present physical symptoms while others may affect thinking, memory or brain chemistry. Some triggers send people into ballistic emotional responses.

You may know people who are affected by changes in barometric pressure, experiencing migraines or joint pain or others who are affected by the full moon. Why is every person not affected by changes in barometric pressure?

Using neuromuscularbiofeedback I have been able to assess my triggers on an ongoing basis and those of my clients, and work to stop or reprogram any ‘skewed’ or abnormal responses.  How do I do it?  There are several methods.  The best time to stop these triggered responses is to manage them during an episode or exposure.  Tapping sequences and changing the valuation that my and my clients’ body and brain have given the triggers, neutralizes them by changing the valuation over time.  Using these steps in combination with other holistic strategies I have been able to recover from EI, TILT, MCS, depression, food allergies and more.  It is also how I help clients to recover from unwanted trigger responses. You can achieve the same results by following my protocol.  Read more about my ‘trigger busing’ protocol in my blog post:

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

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

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HOW TO AVOID DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES: 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 back 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. Weak challenges can also indicate allergies, harmful or toxic substances. Sometimes the items on the weak list indicate a challenge resulting from combining a food item with a medication (e.g. grapefruit).

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. Adding suspect items may add challenges that could interfer with the body’s natural and necessary communication, function, immunosurveillance and immunoresponse. Adding multiple items on a daily basis increases these health challenges.

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/https://wellnessmama.com/147959/almond-flour-alternatives/

Weakness to almond products:   https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2014/11/11/organic-alert-whole-foods-almonds-contain-potentially-fatal-natural-chemical/https://wellnessmama.com/147959/almond-flour-alternatives/

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/

Weakness to green tea:  Green tea is often on my client’s weak lists despite the fact that is found to have many health benefits.  My thoughts are that in the case of my clients, who usually come to me with major health challenges, is that it possibly challenges their liver’s already challenged detoxification pathways.

“Hepatotoxicity, is when too many herbs or supplements—everything from Tylenol to green tea—chemically induce liver damage. This particular type, herbal hepatotoxicity, can happen when we take too much of an herbal supplement or even down too many cups of herbal a day.” https://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/healthy-drinks/too-much-green-tea-or-matcha-could-lead-liver-damage

Weakness to the air pollution: Harmful substances inhaled at home, in the work place and outdoors require efficient detoxification.  Even then they can add to your daily list of health challenges. Health Canada information on off gassing and indoor air quality – https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/home-garden-safety/pollutants-furniture-building-materials.html

Weakness to feminine hygiene products: https://thetruthaboutcancer.com/dirty-secrets-feminine-hygiene-products/

Weakness to personal care: products: https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/site/about.php#.WtyTKYjwZPY

Weakness to drinking water: http://mybodycanhealitself.ca/wordpress/?p=830

Weakness to hair dye: http://mybodycanhealitself.ca/wordpress/?p=28

Weakness to EMF: –

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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DIGGING DEEPER: For a Healthier You

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8.  Scientific studies indicate the benefit of essential oils to protect DNA and and support the body to repair DNA damage.

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

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

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

  1. SUN PROTECTION & ANTIOXIDANTS: Life Saving Measures – I wrote this post in May 2013 so will not rewrite the information in it. Click on the link to read this post which contains names of sunscreens that are considered to be safer in terms of non-toxic ingredients without compromised protection.
  2. SKIN CANCER: Increasing Antioxidants At The Skin Level – I wrote this post in October of 2014 so click on the link to read it.
  3. My skin cancer protection is a combination of rosemary, frankincense and grapeseed/olive oil. You can read the scientific research behind my essential oil selection in the previous blog post #1 and #2 as well in my blog post FRANKINCENSE – POTENTIAL CANCER THERAPY RESEARCH: A Modern Day Gift of the Magi. Research shows that rosemary reduces melanoma cancer cell proliferation.

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

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

5Detox regularly.  Eating healthy is a start for ongoing natural detoxification promotion. I continue to use my Botanical Spa Therapy whole body detoxification bath recipe (which can be found in my book) occasionally as well as my detoxification tea mix of dandelion root, cleavers and milk thistle plant. Dandelion root has been found to induce melanoma and other cancer cell death. Read my blog post Botanical Spa Therapy:  Whole Body Detoxification That Can Change Your Health  for more information on what really helped me regain my health.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Charles Baudelaire, Poet

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

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

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

Wishing you a healthier, happier year!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wishing you optimum health and happiness!

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

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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 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. I use pure therapeutic grade essential oils, which is why they are the oils that I 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 reported to provide amazing pain relief results for many.  You can listen to the information about why this essential oil is so effective in managing pain at

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  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