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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ESSENTIAL OILS APOTHECARY STATION DIY: Bath, Body & Home

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I have so many wonderful essential oils and during the holidays is the perfect time to share them. The challenge to sharing my oils when company is over is that I am usually super busy with cooking and socializing. I decided to set up a small essential oils sample depot in my bathroom so that visitors could sample themselves.  I have a ‘take a sample’ sign on the tray so visitors know that they are welcome to take without asking.The labels were created using an Avery template 22804 glossy white labels found at Staples.  The templates can be found at https://www.avery.ca/design-and-print-online/.  You can also use the sample display just to display your essential oils collection and change the sign to say ‘ask me for a sample’.

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

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

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

If you are interested in creating an ‘an apothecary sample station’ I can help you get started.  Consider a workshop at your home or mine.  For more information on how I use essential oils for symptom relief and healing visit ‘my green medicine cabinet’. Contact me to book a get together. Get started on your ‘apothecary station’ today. Let me set you up with your essential oils and get a free apothecary station print (shown in my station image above) to frame. Contact me at elisabethlhines@gmail.com to get started.  The apothecary station makes a great gift. Click on the images below to shop for your tiered tray.
   

REMEDIES TO GO: Green Gifting DIY Ideas

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

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REMEDY KITS DIY:

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

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

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

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

 

 

ESSENTIAL STOCKING STUFFERS: Scents of Bliss

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I love to reuse/recycle my empty essential oils bottles.  This is a great way to convert them into stocking stuffers or tiny gifts. Your family, friends and co-workers will love these gifts.

The citrus bliss and lavender are great to have in your bathroom to freshen the air when it needs it.  The serenity, balance and lavender spritzed on your pillow or your scarf will provide calm.  The whisper has an unforgettable scent that every woman loves – it also has hormone balancing properties.

Do up an on guard one for your purse or nap sack as a hand sanitizer and for immune support.

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  • Add 5 – 10 drops of essential oils to an empty bottle and top up with distilled water.
  • Add the spray pump top to fit the 15ml bottles available from My Essential Business at https://mebcanada.ca/.
  • Wrap it up in sets or drop them into stockings.

More green gifting ideas:

GO GREEN HEALTHY BEAUTY KITS: Create A Unique Gift For Kids, Teens and Health Conscious Adults – http://mybodycanhealitself.ca/wordpress/?p=1461

GO GREEN Kit for kids and teens

Enjoy your ‘green gifting’!

 

GREEN GIFTING: Healthy For You and Environmentally Friendly

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

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

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Get started today on ‘green gifting’ today:

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

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

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

INDOOR AIR QUALITY: A Potential for Compromised Brain, Nervous System and Overall Health

The Good and Bad of Indoor Air Quality

From Visually.

Fall brings cooler temperatures yet maybe not cool enough to turn your furnace on. One of the challenges during the shoulder seasons of spring and fall is to maintain good indoor air quality. While a furnace is functioning there is usually a fresh air intake from the outside. During the shoulder seasons and for some all year, while you are using other forms of heating such as fireplaces, wood stoves, electric heaters (baseboards) or water boiler heating – your home is not receiving daily infusions of fresh air. The resulting accumulation of poor indoor air from painting, paint stripping, heating with kerosene heaters, cooking, daily activities or engaging in maintenance and hobby activities; can come with serious health challenges including compromised brain and nervous system function. To maintain optimum health it is important to lower the concentrations of indoor air pollutants in your home and to increase the amount of outdoor air coming indoors. So open your windows often, especially during shoulder seasons to clean your air and all year if your do not have a heating system with fresh indoor air intake. Run your furnace fan on auto to circulate the fresh air that you take in. Make sure your furnace has an external fresh air intake. Learn more about protecting indoor air quality at https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air…/improving-indoor-air-quality.

Protect your brain, nervous system and overall health by improving indoor air quality.

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

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

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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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Order here!

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 contact me.

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

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/

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MY HEALTH RECOVERY: The butterfly effect is the belief that small changes over time can create huge life changes.

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When I am not busy with my other life responsibilities I like to use the creative side of my brain to keep it active.  I painted this saying on an old picture from a thrift shop. I hope that it inspires you to belief and expect that more is possible in terms of your health. Creativity has always been ‘health giving’ for me and research provides evidence of the benefit. Using the creative side of my brain has helped me through many challenging chapters.

“Treating human pathology using art gives us a tremendous alternative unique and novel option for engaging brain networks that enhance the way the brain processes information, incorporates external and internal data, and develops new efficient brain connections.”  Where art meets neuroscience: a new horizon of art therapy

From Psychology Today – Recent Art Therapy Research: Measuring Mood, Pain and Brain

My recovery from multiple health challenges (environmental illness – EI, toxicant induced loss of tolerance – TILT, multiple chemical sensitivities – MCS, chronic fatigue – CF, severe gastrointestinal distress, irritable bowel – IB, stress sensitization, major depression, spasmodic dysphonia – SD;  has taken a long time. The good news is that I now have good health, feel good and I can live and function in the real world and work, generating income.

My recovery path took many small changes over time and the resulting end product – good health, still amazes me at times; especially when I see other people still struggling with diagnoses that they were given decades ago. Like many people who have suffered for years, I sought the ‘ultimate cure’ like many people do. In the end it was the small incremental changes and improvements that added up to a sustainable recovery for me, and my clients,  providing the ultimate cure. After years of struggling with compromised health, a byproduct of my many life challenges over time, it was delusional of me to think there would be one ultimate cure. Although symptom relief strategies are required to address ‘the tip of the iceberg’ factors so that one can function on a daily basis; it is the addressing and resolution of the ‘base of the iceberg’ factors that will provide sustainable recovery for your health challenges. Your health recovery journey will have many setbacks and backward trends, all possible detours along the way. I had many set backs on my well-being journey and still do at times. Do not give up!  Expect the detours that come and take them; getting back onto the road to your recovery. Remember, ‘the butterfly effect is the belief that small changes over time can create huge life changes’. Make a change today!

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More is possible in terms of your health, and possible is ‘doable by you’, with the right guidance. Where do you start to reap the same benefits that I have?

  1.  Use my holistic protocol found in my book, The Whole Person Well-being Equation.
  2. Green your healthcare using essential oil therapy and me as your guide. Read more in my post at http://mybodycanhealitself.ca/wordpress/?p=1380.  I offer the experience of results as a holistic wellness practitioner from many clients who have recovered from their health challenges. 
  3. Follow my path to healthy longevity – http://mybodycanhealitself.ca/wordpress/?p=2049

Wishing you healthy longevity; it is available to you!

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

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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.

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