EMERGENCY & TRAVEL PREPAREDNESS: Naturally Ready for the Unexpected

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T’is the season for mingling and the many unwelcome tag along guests that come along for the ride.  Being prepared for health emergencies is always important.  We are all ‘a work in progress’ on our own unique well-being path. A strong immune system and ‘stress free’ state of readiness would be ideal, but is not always possible in our busy lives.  Good nutrition, adequate rest, life balance and quality self care are essential for health emergency preparedness and maintaining good health on a daily basis.  Whenever I am travelling I initiate virus preparedness protocols to be ready for any viruses I encounter at airports and on flights. Scroll down the page to learn how I prepare.

To stay up to date on virus concerns for travelers visit your local public health department and the World Health Organization websites.

Long wait times for appointments and treatments, and drug shortages and unavailability may require some self-help strategies for pain and inflammation management, virus and bacteria solutions, stress management and yet undiagnosed symptoms and conditions.

Besides the usual recommended emergency preparedness items you can add:

  • Self-help strategies and tools found in The Whole Person Well-being Equation
      • Clear and concise information on how to investigate and promote the elimination of your symptoms

      • Detailed strategies for eliminating body pollution, body detoxification aids for specific types of environmental toxins, detoxifying foods and recipes, herbal detoxification bath recipe for full body detoxification using the body’s largest organ – the skin

      • Self-help therapies and tools to improve your health

      • How to use your brain’s operating system for improved health

      • How to redefine your definition of ‘possible’ for improved well-being

      • How to identify and eliminate limiting thinking and beliefs for improved well-being

      • How the mind/body connection and research prove the power of visualization

      • How to use visualization to improve your health

      • 40 general body scan visualizations that can improve your health

      • 18 customized body scan visualizations to fight diseases and cancer

      • How to customize visualizations to fight disease and cancer using a diagnosis, prognosis and information from questions you ask your doctor

      • How to customize visualization equations to eliminate unwanted habits and associations

      • How to customize affirmations for improved well-being

      • How to use specific foods to repair DNA damage

      • How to rejuvenate your body using foods

      • How to rejuvenate your body and stack your well-being odds regardless of your environments

      • How to tap into your body’s natural ‘fountain of youth’

      • Renewed hope that you can become symptom free and regain your health

      • Muscle response testing for health protection instructions – learn the basics to protect you from offending foods and harmful substances (a variety of discreet methods you can use while shopping before you buy). If you are inhaling, absorbing or consuming multiple substances daily that weaken you or cause irritation, inflammation or interference; your immune and other systems can be compromised, interfering with your body’s ability to fight illness and disease.

      • How to focus your body’s natural identification, awareness, understanding, knowledge, belief, responding, healing and protection mechanisms using self-help therapies. These abilities can be compromised in persons with conditions (e.g. MCS), diseases and cancers.

      • Get your copy of The Whole Person Well-being Equation today, a packed DIY self-help guide to wellness and health protection.

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  • Green healthcare supports to help you naturally manage unwelcome and unexpected viruses and bacteria and ride life, holiday and travel roller coaster challenges.

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Have you noticed that there are times when you feel sudden weakness or nausea, your balance is altered or one side of your body is weaker than the other side?  Are there times when all of a sudden you feel faint or your brain chemistry has been ‘knocked off’ of its normal balance? Muscle response testing is a form of neuromuscularbiofeedback, an applied kinesiology biofeedback testing method.  It uses feedback from the body and brain (your virtual black box) as information.  Other forms of biofeedback include taking a pulse, taking a blood pressure and listening to the heart with a stethoscope.” In the 1950s, Dr. Arthur Coca identified that his wife’s heart rate would increase if she ate a food that provoked an inappropriate or allergic response. This was, as Dr. Coca put it, ‘accidentally acquired knowledge’ which he then applied to patients as well as his wife. The results were very effective and consistent.”  Similarly muscle response testing provides information about foods and substances ingested, inhaled and applied to the body as well as environmental factors including stressors. Anything can cause disruption to the natural communication and function within your body.  Learning how to read your body’s responses after exposure to suspected causes can provide you with health protection. A daily dose of accumulated ‘balance disruptors’ can seriously interfere with the body’s normal healthy required communication and function, compromising physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.  Learn how to protect your health by paying attention to your body’s responses.

MY EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PACKING: 

My travel ready backpack will include a variety of easy to pack essential oils for emergency readiness, a diffuser, personal inhalers, carrier oil and empty capsules.  I have a ready to spray, non toxic hand sanitizer with a mix of protective oils with me wherever I go:

  • pain and inflammation – frankincense, turmeric, marjoram, lavender (I put a combination of frankincense, turmeric and marjoram in a capsule to manage inflammation and pain. I also apply essential oils to my spine using the SOC neurologic and inflammatory protocols when needed)
  • virus and bacteria readiness – oregano, thyme, cinnamon, eucalyptus, clove, rosemary, tea tree ( I put a combination of protective oils in a capsule before social gatherings and boarding a plane.  I add several drops to the wick in a personal inhaler and a hand sanitizer spray bottle for easy use while travelling.  I also apply essential oils to my spine using the SOC infectious protocol when needed.) Face masks can provide a layer of protection from all viruses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not currently recommend that people in the U.S. wear face masks in public to prevent infection. Proper and regular hand washing and covered coughing are important protection strategies. The CDC has issued guidelines on two different kinds of face masks — surgical masks and N95 respirators — which are commonly worn by health care professionals and those who are already sick.
  • stress management – lavender, marjoram, Siberian fir, wild orange (I use these oils in my diffuser and the lavender and marjoram on my reflexology points, pulse points on the neck, wherever I feel tension and on my inner wrists and ankles. I also apply essential oils to my spine using the SOC emotional protocol when needed)
  • digestive upsets – digestive blend of Anise Seed, Peppermint Plant, Ginger Rhizome/Root, Caraway Seed, Coriander Seed, Tarragon Plant, and Fennel Seed essential oils. ( I use this blend with a carrier oil and massage in clockwise circles on my abdomen for digestive system upsets.  The SOC digestive protocol, applied to the spine provides further relief when needed)

Get started on packing these emergency preparedness essential oils!

A ‘ready for the unexpected’ backpack with a copy of The Whole Person Well-being Equation book and a selection of the oils listed would make a great ‘green gift’ for a loved one!

Adding in more mind body and natural strategies to your emergency and holiday preparedness can help fight climate change, by reducing your environmental footprint!

If you would like help getting started on your natural emergency preparedness contact me at elisabethlhines@gmail.com.

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

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HEALTH PROTECTION: Using Your Body Responses to Identify Health Challenges

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There is communication happening within our bodies constantly, relaying information that is potentially harmful to our intuition (our gut sense).  This natural protection is supposed to be available daily; working to keep us safe.  There are many factors that can potentially interfere with our body’s internal communications and warnings.  The good news is that you can learn to pick up on these internal communications to protect your health. You may already be aware of factors that ‘mess with your balance’. Learning muscle response testing techniques like the sway, balance and other feedback tests were a major factor in my health recovery and I still use them ongoing.

In my workshops I teach participants various muscle response testing techniques for health protection.  Participants learn to use various body responses, including the sway, to identify changes, while touching or holding different foods, drinking water and personal care products. At the end of the workshop each person has a list of items, their weak list,  that cause changes in their body’s default ‘normal’ balanced status. The changes in normal status can mean a variety of things.  Changes can be indicators of Interference, disruption, malfunction of normal, healthy internal processes which could be responsible for symptoms or conditions.  Interference or disruption of internal communications, immunosurveillance and immunoresponse on a daily basis can prevent the body’s natural regulating and healing responses. Changes can also indicate allergies and intolerances. Even stressors can cause a ‘ragweed’ type reaction, putting your body into distress. If you have every experienced symptoms to allergens you will understand that at times you need to avoid potential suspected causes, even stressors until your body has had enough time to restore balance and stop reacting. You can read more about the significance of the weak list in my post The Weak List:  A Necessary Well-being Tool. Under periods of stress in your life your reactivity to past triggers may return.

Muscle response testing is a form of neuromuscularbiofeedback, applied kinesiology  biofeedback testing method.  t uses feedback from the body and brain (your virtual black box) as information.  Other forms of biofeedback include taking a pulse, taking a blood pressure and listening to the heart with a stethoscope.” In the 1950s, Dr. Arthur Coca identified that his wife’s heart rate would increase if she ate a food that provoked an inappropriate or allergic response. This was, as Dr. Coca put it, ‘accidentally acquired knowledge’ which he then applied to patients as well as his wife. The results were very effective and consistent.”  Similarly muscle response testing provides information about foods and substances ingested, inhaled and applied to the body as well as environmental factors. Anything can cause disruption to the natural communication and function within your body.  Learning how to read your body’s responses after exposure to suspected causes can provide you with health protection.  Have you noticed that there are times when you feel sudden weakness or nausea, your balance is altered or one side of your body is weaker than the other side?

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I use a similar body response, neuromuscularbiofeedback technique when I perform BodyFeedback Interview and Therapy assessments on clients. Surprisingly their water samples clients bring for testing are often one of the first items on their ‘weak list’. Since our bodies are mostly water this can have serious health implications.

Interested in learning more about how to use your body’s responses to improve your health?

  1.  Get started by downloading Muscle Response Testing for health protection.

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2.  Host a workshop.

3.  Book a BodyFeedback Interview and Therapy session.

4. Learn more in my book The Whole Person Well-being Equation

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COMING UP!

Once you have adequately learned to use your body’s responses for health protection, you can apply the changes in body’s responses with a questioning protocol for further health protection and recovery. Using the body response method that works best for you daily will ensure confidence.  Like anything you learn, practice is important. The more you use your method you will find that your intuition becomes more focused and sometimes speaks to you even before you test your item.  I am working on the ebook and workshop format that combines using your body’s responses with a questioning protocol.

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

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THE WEAK LIST: A Necessary Well-being & Protection Tool

Updated March 22, 2020

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Have you noticed that there are times when you feel sudden weakness or nausea, your balance is altered or one side of your body is weaker than the other side? Muscle response testing is a form of neuromuscularbiofeedback, an applied kinesiology biofeedback testing method.  It uses feedback from the body and brain (your virtual black box) as information.  Other forms of biofeedback include taking a pulse, taking a blood pressure and listening to the heart with a stethoscope.” In the 1950s, Dr. Arthur Coca identified that his wife’s heart rate would increase if she ate a food that provoked an inappropriate or allergic response. This was, as Dr. Coca put it, ‘accidentally acquired knowledge’ which he then applied to patients as well as his wife. The results were very effective and consistent.”  Similarly muscle response testing provides information about foods and substances ingested, inhaled and applied to the body as well as environmental factors, including stressors. Anything can cause disruption to the natural balance, communication and function within your body.  Learning how to read your body’s responses after exposure to suspected causes can provide you with health protection.

When my immune and nervous systems crashed many years ago, I suffered from multiple unexplained symptoms and was extremely weak. There were times that all I could do was crawl. Although I had my symptoms investigated by my doctor and other doctors; there was no cause determined.  I was prescribed medication which did nothing to relieve my symptoms.

I did a lot of research in my quest for answers and recovery. Everything I ate caused me extreme gastrointestinal distress. I lost a great deal of weight in a short period of time.  I would doubled over in pain after eating everything. I realized that some foods caused me more distress than others so I decided to have a blood test done to determine if food allergies could be the cause. The blood test revealed that I was reacting (I call it a skewed response) to 80+ foods. That list of offending foods became my first ‘weak list’, WEAK LIST #1. It was a Godsend! I immediately stopped eating everything on the list. Within 3 days my gastrointestinal symptoms started to subside and some of my energy started to come back.

As time went on I learned a lot about allergies; what causes them and how to deal with them. I was concerned that if I ate out (including family events) I would not be able to determine if the foods I was eating were safe; so I learned muscle response testing to discreetly test the foods before I ate them. Learning how to use this tool has basically saved my life. It allowed my body to focus it’s energies on healing and repair instead of vigilance and reacting. When my body was full of antibodies, antihistamines, cortisol and other blood responders I felt ill all of the time.  Muscle response testing for heatlh protection protects me so that I felt better.

Once I mastered the muscle response testing I used it to test the products I was using; the water I drank and bathed in and the air I breathed in my different environments. The results of testing these using muscle response testing provided me with my second weak list, WEAK LIST #2.

Making changes in my diet, home, environments and life so that I could avoid WEAK LIST #1 AND #2; were major assets in my recovery.  By only using items on my SAFE LIST my body stopped the vigilance and reacting and concentrated its energies on healing, repair and energy production. Dealing with my body pollution and challenged liver was a major part of my recover.

What items are found on a weak list?

Muscle response testing provides information about foods and substances ingested, inhaled and applied to the body as well as environmental factors, including stressors. Anything can cause disruption to the natural balance, communication and function within your body.  Some people react to stressors like others do to ragweed, both dangerous responses to your body if they persist chronically. Learning how to read your body’s responses after exposure to suspected causes can provide you with health protection. Interestingly, the water samples that clients bring for testing are often a ‘weak list’ item.  Considering that our bodies are mostly water, this can cause significant health challenges.

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Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/diy-food-intolerance-allergy-test.html#ixzz3yRwRNKr1

Some questions to ask yourself:

Will a blood allergy test identify food additives that may be harmful to you?

Muscle response testing for health protection can identify any foods that contain added substances that may be harmful to you. When purchasing and eating the same food samples you may still have a reaction based on how the food item was grown and processed (eg. GMO, additives, organic, pesticide, herbicide, irradiation, contamination, preservatives)

Will a skin allergy test identify all substances from all sources (not just the sample) that may harm you?

Muscle response testing for health protection can identify the specific substances in your specific food/product list that may be harmful to you. When purchasing and eating the same food samples you may still have a reaction based on how the food item was grown and processed (eg. GMO, additives, organic, pesticide, herbicide, irradiation, contamination, preservatives)

Will food allergy blood tests and skin allergy tests identify substances that cause a reaction/response when combined? Or after the fact?

Muscle response testing for health protection can identify combinations which may cause you harm; think about the drug warning – ‘some drug interactions direct you to avoid grapefruit’. Thinking back to a meal that you ate three or more days ago while simultaneously testing your balance thinking of the individual food items/ingredients, can help you identify what the disrupting  food item was.

I have a client who regularly eats organic raspberries with no reaction.  When she eats them at breakfast when she takes her medication, her ‘sway’ muscle response testing method (found in my book below) causes her to completely lose her balance with risk of falling. She now knows that she needs to separate the timing of eating her organic raspberries and taking her medication.

I have a client that is reactive and weak to certain items only when there is a full moon.  This may sound silly, but think about how the moon affects cycles. Some people are affected.

Some of my clients are reactive to specific foods only during specific times of their menstrual cycle (hormone changes).  Muscle response testing for health protection provides a ‘heads up’ alert to avoid the foods during that period of time.

Some of my clients are reactive to specific foods, products and environmental factors when they are under stress. Muscle response testing provides a ‘heads up’ alert to avoid the foods during those periods of time.

How do you  determine what factors are distracting my healthy immune system responses, an important consideration for those who are immune compromised and the aged, as their immune systems generally decline? Multiple factors have the potential to disrupt normal, healthy and necessary immunesurveillance, immunoassessment and immunoresponse. Determing your weak list can help you to keep your immune system healthy and focused.

As a holistic wellness practitioner I provide my clients with their WEAK LISTS using neuromuscular biofeedback – a ‘health forensics’ investigation. The list provides a combination of ‘stop, start and change’ recommendations based on the biofeedback information. Once they avoid or change the items on their weak lists; their symptoms usually start to subside, allowing their health to return. Their remaining SAFE LIST of acceptable foods and products gives them confidence and with some tweaking can provide ongoing symptom free living. . I counsel them on detoxifying their body pollution and supporting healthy liver function – a must for healthy longevity and achieving symptom free status, including reacting to foods and products. My original ’cause’ for my symptoms was due to toxicant induced loss of tolerance (TILT) cause by my body’s inability to deal with the off gassing of a new home. 

Sounds simple, I know; but it works. It is not immediate, it does take time. Weak list items can be physical, mental, emotional or spiritual factors, or combinations of these. Sometimes these items are factors that interfere with normal healthy body communication and function

For anyone suffering from chronic or life threatening conditions and disease (especially cancer); determining a WEAK LIST and remaining SAFE LIST is mandatory to recovery. Determining and addressing your ‘weak list’ can allow you to maintain a strong immune system and body, and become and stay ‘symptom free’. Avoiding the items on the weak lists, by substituting ‘non weak’ items, can allow energy and health to return. Many items found on a weak list interfere with immunosurveillance (critical for those fighting diseases, including cancer) and normal healthy communication and response, including immune system response.  Curious about what items are on your ‘weak list’ and causing your symptoms/condition or affecting your well-being?

What does a weak list mean?

Sometimes it means you are allergic to the items. The resulting biofeedback ‘weak response’ can be indicative of an association your body has made about a product, substance or situation in the past at a time of extreme trauma or duress. A ‘weak response’ can also mean that something is going on in the body at this time, which added to the use of the product or substance or recall of a past similar association (from your body’s ‘black box’); is a temporary bad combination (e.g. during detoxification, rapid growth, healing, recovery, hormone change, distress, treatment, medications, your body’s present chemical equation). Generally speaking it means that the item or factor is causing confusion, interference (body communication), imbalance, disruption (of brain and body chemistry), malfunction or damage. Sometimes it is to the immune system, sometimes to the nervous, endocrine or other systems, and sometimes to the liver or heart; all necessary to stay strong and healthy. If this happens on a daily/weakly basis the results can be catastrophic. Daily consumption, inhalation or absorption of neurotoxins can cause daily weakness to the body and dire consequences.  Studies have shown that neurotoxins can shorten the life span of nerve cells. These toxins have been linked to brain disorders and neurodegenerative disease, such as Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s Chorea and Parkinson’s. For information on some neurotoxins responsible for causing weakness, interference and malfunction in your body, resulting in unwanted symptoms, visit http://energyfanatics.com/2010/05/02/ten-neurotoxins-you-should-avoid/.

If for some reason your body has collected information from your past and has saved it in ‘history’ (your body’s virtual black box) and has given it ‘added value’ (e.g. bee sting, peanut, scent) – your body may present with a weak response in present time when your brain/body makes an association based on the history and stored information.

How do you get your weak list? The best way to get an unbiased weak list is to have a qualified practitioner provide you with the information. The ideal person is someone who has nothing to gain or lose by the results (e.g. sale of products). All you are looking for is a list of items or factors that cause weakness. You will use that information to avoid; so your body can rebound. The next step is to learn muscle response testing so that you have the tools to assess potential ‘weakening’ items or factors ongoing, on a daily basis. Muscle response testing is a valuable tool that can contribute to  Healthy longevity.

There are unusual ways that you may find out what you are weak to.  I was shopping in a grocery store with my son one day and as I came around a different aisle from the one he was in he said ‘mom, catch’.  He tossed a package of something into the air and I automatically reached out to catch it.  As I caught it I had an immediate wave of nausea and extreme weakness.  The label read – monosodium glutamate!  Obviously something my body would rather not every meet.

Where do you start?

  1. Book a BodyFeedback™ Interview & Therapy session or other neuromuscular biofeedback assessment today. You take your vehicle in for regular inspection and maintenance, doesn’t your body deserve the same attention and care?
  2. Learn how to determine your ‘weak list’ by doing muscle response testing. You can start with the Muscle Response Testing for Health Protection e-book or book a private or group workshop by contacting me at elisabethlhines@gmail.com or join us at a workshop or event. In Muscle Response Testing for health protection you will learn various methods of testing including the ‘sway’ and ‘friction’ biofeedback methods.
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Using Your Weak List to Restore Your Health:

People who are diagnosed with food allergies and sensitivities are told to ‘avoid‘ the suspect foods and items for a period of time, and then gradually add an item back in to determine if the body has stopped reacting, a ‘desensitization‘, avoid and challenge process. While you are in the ‘avoid’ period, your body will focus its attention on healing and repair with the support of self-care and possibly added therapies, instead of vigilance and protection. If you go through periods of great stress in your life you may find that your allergies, sensitivities and reactions return; requiring you to restart the ‘avoidance’ and ‘desensitization’ process. This same process can be used for all of the items on your weak list, including environmental factors and stressors, dealing with one at a time, allowing your body the time and supports it needs to return to a ‘non-reactive’ state. 

I am now able to eat all foods in any restaurant or be in any environment (including perfume counters) without fear of reactions. I avoid toxic environments and known triggers because I know the health risks based on my unique responding history, not because of fear.  Let me help you transition to 100% symptom free and healthy longevity. 

Find out how to transition from FOOD ALLERGIES to 100% FOOD ALLERGY FREE:

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PEANUT AND NUT ALLERGIES: Becoming 100% Allergy Free http://mybodycanhealitself.ca/wordpress/?p=588

Learn how to become multiple chemical sensitivity free in my book MCS: Gone and feel safe in all environments!

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Consult your regular healthcare provider before using of the information therapeutically. There many be contraindications due to health status, medications or other factors. Do not stop taken prescribed medication.

ENJOY better health today

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

P.S. If a weakening item turns out to be something you absolutely can not avoid (e.g. medications with harmful side effects for diseases, HIV or Aids), there is a way.  I have developed a protection technique that I teach clients so that the offending item or factor does not cause weakness (an override). Understandably you would not be able to do this for every item on your list. The protection/override sequence details can be found in my book THE WHOLE PERSON WELL-BEING EQUATION.

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