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

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My last post was on how to avoid dangerous substances.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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. A heightened sense of smell or even loss of smell can be signs of TILT and body pollution.  Before you work on desensitizing your offended olfactory bulb, follow my holistic protocol to completely detoxify your body – stop adding to your body pollution and remove your existing body pollution.

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.  An accurate sense of smell is important for a normal healthy body functions, including immune system function. Contact me to order your citrus essential oils.

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.

Symptoms Iceberg Analogy

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. Obviously, if the scent are coming from something toxic, you are going to move away from it while repeating.

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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.

 When you are ready to take the next step to help restore your body’s normal scent response contact me to order your essential oils and set up an in person BodyFeedback Interview & Therapy session.  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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EMBRACING CHANGE RETREATS: Designed For A Healthier You

 

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“Without change there would be no butterflies”

Implementing positive changes in your life can transform your health.

To be able and willing to change you need to believe:

  • More is possible
  • Possible is doable by you

According to ‘the butterfly principle’ seemingly insignificant choices cause changes which lead to significant outcomes. Any changes you make in your present way of thinking, living and being have the potential to lead to significant improvements in your health and life.

EMBRACING CHANGE WORKSHOPS/RETREATS

Butterflies represent the ultimate change possible. Although you have missed the opportunity to attend the Embracing Change Retreat at the Butterfly Conservatory on September 27 & 28 – you have the opportunity to experience the same type of retreat at my personal residence in beautiful Rockwood, Ontario. Retreats are customized based on what you would like to learn or work towards for your ‘healthier you’.

These health promoting workshops/retreats can be customized to meet your needs/health challenges/well-being goals (Have it your way – design your retreat experience). The information, instruction and the resources you will receive are designed to:

  • help you to redefine your definition of what is possible for your health/recovery through a series of paradigm shifts
  • help you to identify and address (implement change) your health challenging thinking and beliefs
  • help you to identify and address (implement change) your health challenging issues and contributing factors – your symptom equation
  • understand and manage the impact of stress in your life
  • teach you food preparation and diet changes for healthy longevity, DNA repair and weight management
  • implement strategies to work with a diagnosis (e.g. food allergies, MCS, chronic fatigue, burn out, depression, cancer)
  • teach you the basics of muscle response testing MRT for protection (for newcomers) and neuromuscular biofeedback NMBF used in BodyFeedback™ Interview & Therapy to determine your ‘weak list‘, and assess your body’s health status (for experienced muscle response testing users) using my protocol and resources (anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, etc). For those of you who know MRT this is a great opportunity to take it a step further and learn how to assess your own body status daily.
  • provide you with information and instructions on combining self help therapies and tools that combine the body’s amazing abilities for improved health; taking lessons from the Blue Zones (areas of the world where people live the longest) and spontaneous remissions (unexplained complete and sometimes immediate recovery after a terminal/hopeless diagnosis)
  • provide you with an opportunity (this option must be ordered when you register) to ‘make and take’ healthier personal care products (eg. deodorant, lip gloss)for a healthier you
  • provide you with an opportunity (this option must be ordered when you register) to ‘make and take’ an inspirational wall art project to inspire you
  • explore your life purpose for improved health – share your story or passion to inspire others (volunteer/mentor/blog/write/publish)

Dr. Bernie Siegel, author of A Book of Miracles and Faith, Hope & Healing, is a strong supporter of implementing change and practice for improved health.  “I know from my experience to make changes you have to show up to practice.”

Regardless of what your diagnosis or prognosis is/are, learning and using MRT and NMBF can be lifesaving.  It was for me and has been for my clients.  It provides you with crucial information on a daily basis, allowing you to avoid any harmful factors (determining your weak list); allowing your body to focus it’s energies on healing and repair instead of vigilance and reacting.

This workshop can change your life! All participants will receive a daily BodyFeedback Interview & Therapy session.  Listen to Mary’s testimonials (1, 2). If you are thinking about coming – come with an open mind. Your body has many amazing abilities, often forgotten or misunderstood, that have the potential to ‘change your life’!  You have more to gain than lose! Let me show you how to transform your health outcome!

Read more about the importance of change to your health at my blog post:

CHANGE: A Well-being Requirement For A Healthier You

What do you believe is possible in terms of ‘a healthier you’?

This workshop can help you change what you believe is possible and provide you with the information and skills to make it doable for you.

Please check with your healthcare practitioner (There may be contraindications due to health status, age, medications or other factors) before submitting your commitment to attend.

NOTICE: This is a NO SCENT ENVIRONMENT event. Synthetic scents contain neurotoxins that interfere with muscle response testing and neuromuscular biofeedback. If you regularly use any of these synthetic scents (perfumes, air fresheners, scented candles, scented laundry or fabric softeners and scented body care products) stop using them for this event and for the sake of your health. Use 2 cups of baking soda to soak your clothing in overnight and then wash with an unscented natural laundry detergent and natural fabric softener.

SAMPLE WORKSHOP/RETREAT INCLUDES

  • All materials, accommodation and food
  • Instruction in MRT and NMBF for improved health and health protection
  • Daily – BodyFeedback™ Interview & Therapy Session to determine your ‘weak list ‘and to help restore balance, normal healthy responses and defaults.
  • An incredible opportunity to become ‘a healthier you’ in the presence of ‘like minded’ people in a safe environment ( I will be your personal ‘body guard’ – I know how terrifying it can be to take this step – I have been there).

Gerda Hammond commented on an upcoming retreat: “Looking forward to the workshop! Manifesting change in my life started with letting go of old beliefs and embracing new ways of thinking. Doing things differently, I am becoming a truer version of myself. Believing in the power of my body to heal itself has been difficult, but knowing power is not equal to force, changes everything. By observing nature and intuitions, life flows. I would recommend you take the step to opening your mind to changing the way you look at life and be part of the upcoming workshop. You can have a healthier and more fulfilling life, but it requires making a conscious decision to move forward in a different unconventional direction. You are in the drivers seat and Elisabeth Hines will help you with your journey to well being one step at a time. Regardless of your challenges, this workshop will give you something to think about and hopefully give you the courage to move forward to joyful living”.

Private and small group (6) retreats are available. Price depends on content, length of stay and number of people. Private bedroom and bath and shared bedroom and bath options are available. Please email me at elisabethlhines@gmail.com with your desired retreat design and I will provide you with a quote.

NEW FOR 2015

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GO GREEN HEALTHY BODY AND BEAUTY girls sleepover weekends. These casual hands on ‘learn, make and take’ get togethers will provide you with the tools you need for ‘a healthier you’, from the inside out and the outside in. Book a private one on one weekend or a group of friends. The Go Green Healthy Body and Beauty workshops can be customized to suit your needs/desires.

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