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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WHAT IS THE MYELIN SHEATH?

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

WHAT HURTS YOUR MYELIN SHEATH?

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

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

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

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

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

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

WHAT AREAS OF THE BRAIN ARE AFFECTED?

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

Practitioner, www.mybodycanhealitself.ca, elisabethlhines@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A NATURAL STRATEGY TO REPROGRAM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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BRAIN CHEMISTRY DIFFERENCES AND FAMILY DYNAMICS

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In a past conversation a woman commented on her grown up daughter’s ‘abnormal’ behaviour. I knew her daughter and my comment to her just slipped off of my tongue without thought;  “My children’s brains all work differently”. Having experienced many brain chemistry and brain function challenges personally in the past, and as a mother of five; I had a front row seat to a diverse range of mood and behaviour changes over many years. I use the image above to help remind me and my clients that members of the same family can have profound differences in brain function and chemistry, not necessarily mental illness, that are sometimes interpreted as ‘ridiculous’ or ‘unacceptable’ behaviour. There are of course extremes in mood and behaviour changes that are considered mental illness and require the help of a qualified professional.

If you or a friend or family member have every had any mental health or mood challenges you know that holiday seasons can magnify the differences in ability to understand, perceive, interact, decision make, function ‘normally’ and cope. Even without qualifying with a mental health diagnosis, a person’s normal brain function can be altered by a number of factors or triggers. Why is one family member so affected by changes that another is not?  Family dynamics are the patterns of relating, or interactions, between family members.  How do you work with the challenges that individual brain function and chemistry differences bring to family dynamics? Understanding the factors that affect brain function and chemistry can help.

Every person’s way of feeling and thinking and responding is based on a unique combination of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual factors. Day to day changes to your ‘normal’ life can translate into changes in brain function and chemistry.

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The holidays are a perfect example of how seemingly inconsequential factors can trigger a change in brain function and chemistry and subsequent mood and ability to cope or carry on. Do you notice a change in your brain function, ability to cope and mood during the holidays? Does a tune like ‘I’ll be home for Christmas’ or a happy Christmas movie trigger sadness due to the absence or loss of a loved one, possibly during the Christmas season?

Change in time zones, sleep interruptions, insomnia, stressors, lack of exercise or down time, life imbalance, grief and trauma all have the capacity to alter normal brain function and brain chemistry.

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Restoring ‘normal’ brain function and chemistry can be accomplished by correcting the factors responsible for the upheaval and compensating for the chaos by adding in correcting and restorative measures.  Changing the valuation that your body and mind have given to past and present factors can change the way you respond physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. You can learn about these in my books THE WHOLE PERSON WELL-BEING EQUATION and DEPRESSION: Gone.

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

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LEMONGRASS: Powerful Anti-Fungal and Anti-Cancer Activity

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CANCER: A Result of Your Body’s Polluted Chemical Equation?

YOUR BODY’S POTENTIALLY HARMFUL CHEMICAL EQUATION

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Although there are cases of cancer that are attributed to a specific gene mutation or predisposition, many cases of cancer are now thought to be the result of environmental toxins. Healthy genes can be turned into oncogenes, found in cancer, when triggered by environmental factors. New research at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia is revealing that the combination of specific toxins are risk factors for breast and other types of cancer.  The Canadian-led “Halifax Project,” including 174 scientists from 26 countries, is rocking scientific approaches to causes of cancer with its series published in the peer-reviewed journal, Carcinogenesis.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Read my recommendations for assessing and addressing your body’s potentially harmful chemical equation in my blog post PROTECTING BREAST HEALTH – http://mybodycanhealitself.ca/wordpress/?p=2104.

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PROTECTING BREAST HEALTH

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Did you know that parabens are absorbed through the skin and have been identified in biopsy samples from breast tumors?

Although there are cases of breast cancer that are attributed to a specific gene mutation (BRCA1 and BRCA2) that is hereditary, many cases of breast cancer are now thought to be the result of environmental toxins. Healthy genes can be turned into oncogenes, found in cancer, when triggered by environmental factors. New research at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scota is revealing that the combination of specific toxins are risk factors for breast and other types of cancer.  The Canadian-led “Halifax Project,” including 174 scientists from 26 countries, is rocking scientific approaches to causes of cancer with its series published in the peer-reviewed journal, Carcinogenesis.

What are parabens and why are they a concern?

Parabens are endocrine-disrupting chemicals that can be absorbed through skin, blood and the digestive system.  They are used as a preservative in cosmetics to prevent the growth of microbes. The Environmental Working Group found the presence of propyl paraben in nearly 50 American snack foods, including Sara Lee cinnamon rolls, Weight Watchers cakes, Cafe Valley muffins, and La Banderita corn tortillas. For a list of other foods that contain parabens visit the EWG link http://www.ewg.org/research/propyl-paraben.  How many parabens has your body consumed today through your diet and products you use on your body? It all adds up! See ‘YOUR BODY’S POTENTIALLY HARMFUL CHEMICAL EQUATION’ below.

FOUND IN: Shampoos, conditioners, lotions, facial and shower cleansers and scrubs.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR ON THE LABEL AND AVOID:  Ethylparaben, butylparaben, methylparaben, propylparaben, isobutylparaben, isopropylparaben, other ingredients ending in –paraben – See more at: http://www.safecosmetics.org/?s=parabens#sthash.oahgaXuZ.dpuf

HEALTH CONCERNS: Endocrine disruption, developmental and reproductive toxicity, allergies and immunotoxicity.

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What can you do?

1. Assess your body’s potentially harmful chemical equation. Finally, research is connecting the dots, important not only in fighting cancer but also other diseases.

YOUR BODY’S POTENTIALLY HARMFUL CHEMICAL EQUATION

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2. Address your body pollution

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3. Promote natural body detoxification

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Get your drinking water right!

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

Learn how to make deodorant that really works – contains natural ingredients, including essential oils,  that promote detoxification of the lymph nodes and breast tissue – crucial for breast health.

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4. Implement paradigm shifts.

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5. GO GREEN – Clean up your diet, products and environments.

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The Cost of Clean

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6. Protect your breasts – get ride of hard wire, metal and plastics inserts in bra cup and sides of your bras. The natural flow of fluids, meridians (energy) and nerve impulses can be disrupted, causing compromised breast health.

7. Protect your liver by going natural and green. A healthy liver is crucial to normal body function and fighting diseases, including cancer.

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8. Add natural strategies for ‘a healthier you’.

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THE PATH to ‘healthy longevity’!

GOD’S MEDICINE CABINET: Stocked to Heal What Ails You http://mybodycanhealitself.ca/wordpress/?p=1425

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THE ULTIMATE NATURAL CURES: Mind Body Healing Found Within

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NATURAL CURES: An Alternative To Supplements

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Essential Oil Therapy

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THE POWER OF MIND BODY HEALING TO BECOME SYMPTOM FREE

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FRANKINCENSE POTENTIAL CANCER CURE: A Modern Day ‘Gift of The Magi’

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Research shows that limonene in citrus oils found to fight cancer – http://tisserandinstitute.org/citrus-oils-and-breast-health/, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18072821,

Consider additional natural strategies!

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

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