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

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“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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ESSENTIAL OILS APOTHECARY 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/.

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

The oils I used are doterra 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!

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.  Doterra’s generous discounts were intended to provide an abundance of essential oils for sharing.  For more information on how I use essential oils for symptom relief and healing visit ‘my green medicine cabinet’. Contact me at www.mydoterra.com/elisabethlhines to book a get together.

FRANKINCENSE: A Fantastic Deal!

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During the month of December, earn a FREE 15mL of Frankincense by placing any single 200PV order. Limit four per account, per household. Valid December 1- December 31, 2017.

Find out how I use frankincense for natural pain relief at http://mybodycanhealitself.ca/wordpress/?p=3278 and more at http://mybodycanhealitself.ca/wordpress/?page_id=2914

Take advantage of this offer at www.mydoterra.com/elisabethlhines

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RFsOo3moyM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIbUtuf79Qg&app=desktop

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 at www.mydoterra.com/elisbethlhines 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

FINAL DAY: 20% Off doterra Enrollment Kit Specials

LIFE CHANGING TOOLS FOR HEALTHY LIVING

There’s still time to enroll with a doterra enrollment kit and get 20% off. A great opportunity to start greening your symptom relief, personal care and cleaning solutions.

Get started today on a healthier you!

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SUPER BUG READY? Keep Your Immune System Prepared

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Last night’s news report about nine people dying in London, Ontario due to Strep A was disturbing. Not worried? Is it really a threat? Watch the Time Health video below by By Alice Park and Lon Tweeten May 5, 2017 and find out.

 

Every day we are exposed to many viruses and bacteria. A healthy properly working immune system is your best defense against the super bugs and viruses out there. There are many factors that can interfere with the body’s natural ongoing immunosurveillance and immunoresponse. Synthetic chemicals, heavy metals and body pollution are just a few of the potential interfering concerns. They can interfere with the natural body communication required for correct immunosurveillance and immunoresponse. Stress is also a serious detriment to a healthy, accurate immune response.

Antibiotic resistance is an ongoing concern in the health care system. A recent post in The Journal of Infectious Diseases & Preventive Medicine, titled Essential Oils and Future Antibiotics: New Weapons against Emerging ‘Superbugs’? offers hope for the fight against superbugs.

According to the Journal article:

Emerging evidence has shown that many essential oils have both non-specific and specific mechanisms of action which varies based on the relative abundance and chemical composition of the components. Elucidation of the mechanism of action of these compounds may enable identification of new antibiotic targets and exploitation of novel biochemical pathways; pathways not currently targeted by existing antibiotics. Additionally, combination of existing drugs with essential oils and/or components may provide an alternative approach to combat emerging drug resistance. Since antibiotic resistance is currently outpacing research and development to find new drugs, humanity is facing a return to the ‘pre-antibiotic era’. Perhaps the remedies of the past combined with scientific study may provide the antibiotics of tomorrow.”

In summary, essential oil therapy has a promising future to protect you against super bugs.  Learning about the immune protecting properties of essential oils and incorporating them into your health regime to be prepared is a great defense.

On guard spritz Green gift pack

doTerra On Guard is my ‘go to’ for immune support and protection. I take it internally, a few drops in water, especially when I make visits to my mother in the nursing home. I have a spritz bottle that I keep in my purse to spray my hands after contact with shopping carts and other potential contact threats. Adding a few drops of On Guard to my home made foaming hand sanitizer ensures protection for me and my visitors.  Diffusing a few drops of On Guard in combination with Wild Orange is a delightful morning ritual. My cold and flu remedy (in the picture above) have a combination of On Guard, Tea Tree and Oregano – a great protection and recovery remedy.

My immune support and protection regime would not be complete without addressing the ‘stress factor’. In times of stress I add stress busting essential oils internally, topically and in my diffuser. My ‘go to’ stress busters include the products below. Get yours at www.mydoterra.com/elisabethlhines. Learn more about these products in ‘MY GREEN MEDICINE CABINET’ at http://mybodycanhealitself.ca/wordpress/?page_id=2914.

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WHAT CAN YOU DO TO BE PREPARED:

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

Source:

Essential Oils and Future Antibiotics: New Weapons against Emerging ‘ Superbugs ’https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/essential-oils-and-future-antibiotics-new-weapons-against-emerging-superbugs-2329-8731.1000105.php?aid=14230

Nicholas A Boire1, Stefan Riedel2 and Nicole M Parrish2*

1The Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Department of Pathology, Division of Microbiology, The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

TIME http://time.com/4767683/bacteria-antibiotic-resistance-superbugs/

 

GO GREEN WITH ESSENTIAL OILS – DROP IN EVENT: Come and learn and sample!

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Every wanted to ‘go green’ in more ways than just recycling your plastics and food waste? There are many additional ways to go green – simple solutions for healthy living go a long way to protect the environment, which in turn protects the water supply, wild life and people. Green gifting extends the ‘green ripple’ when you add the recipes you have used with your green gifts.

If you are not already a regular essential oils user or are not yet a doterra or other essential oil company wholesale member; you are invited to drop in on Wednesday, November 29 between 1 and 4 and learn about how you can use essential oils for healthier, environmentally friendly symptom relief, personal care and cleaning solutions.

Consider hosting a class or get together tailored to your desired theme. Combine it with a ‘make and take’. Here are a few themes to consider.

  • Healthy Family and Kids – The top oils every household needs for natural health and well-being.
  • Home Spa Party – Custom combining of oils with lotions and bath products.
  • Cooking with Essential Oils – Learn how essentials oils can be used for flavoring dishes.
  • Cleanse and Restore – Rid your body of toxins and feel your best.
  • Essential Skin Care – Learn more about the doTERRA skin care line or teach what oils can be used as natural skin care solutions.
  • Back to School – Natural ways to promote a healthy lifestyle for children, especially during the change of seasons and school transition.
  • Green Cleaning – Keep your house free of toxins by using powerful, natural cleaners.
  • Healthy Mama, Healthy Baby – Keep your body in optimum health as you enjoy the pregnancy journey and adjust to the new baby at home.

Come join me and become a part of the ‘go green ripple’!

RSVP to elisabethlhines@gmail.com and I will email you the location.

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:

  • Get your oils at www.mydoterra.com/noelray. November is a great time to get started on your ‘green gifting’.  This is the month for 20% of enrollment kits which includes a one year wholesale membership.
  • 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.

On guard spritz

  • 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’!