Let’s Build Immunity …. Not Fear!
We have so much to say on this topic but we want to keep this relatively short. When the situations around us have become so uncertain, it becomes more important than ever to support our emotional, physical and spiritual health. There is no reason you can’t get healthier during this challenging time! When you focus on health, everything changes. At this moment more than ever your immune system is your BEST friend, so you need to support that. And we hope this newsletter will do just that.
*One of the most effective ways to build immunity is to reset the nervous system out of stress physiology (fight or flight). The nervous system controls and moderates ALL body functions, so it must be free of interference to properly do its job.
One of the best means we’ve found to remove this interference is through entrainments (or Network adjustments). These sessions systematically and consistently reset the nervous system, and the whole body, out of fight or flight.
This calms the nervous system, which calms the body, which changes the entire physiology. The body then can build/strengthen the immune system, which is our interface with the world and life! It resets ALL body systems. This includes the endocrine system which is directly responsible for regulating and balancing our emotions. So, in balancing this, we become calmer and, perhaps, a little less fearful and more sane!
See the video link from Dr. Livingood (I know…Great name). https://www.facebook.com/drlivingood/videos/927265147720586/?t=13
It has a very similar tone to what we’re teaching here at the office. “Don’t focus (and worry) about the problem. Instead, find a positive way you can respond and create a better life for you and those you love.” A simple shift, using your energy and creativity for positive changes in your life, benefits you and everyone. We’re not talking philosophy here. These are things you can do to effect a change in your health and in your life!
Other powerful things you can do!
*Taking Nature’s Answer Alcohol-free Goldenseal and Eidon Liquid Zinc are simple ways you can build your immune system. Goldenseal is a powerful immune booster. It’s an herbal antibiotic with anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties. And, Zinc is powerful for keeping viruses at bay. Here’s how we like to build our immune with these two amazing herbs.
Take 2 or more dropper fulls of goldenseal & zinc, 2 x a day for 2 weeks. (you may want to put this in a little juice, its strong tasting so be prepared! Hold under your tongue for 30 seconds then swallow.)
Take 2 weeks off. Then repeat.
Continue this for 3 months
Start all over again.
[You can take zinc every day. Just not the goldenseal.]
And, when we really want to super charge our immune system, we will add Sovereign Silver shots throughout the day. Just hold under your tongue for 30 seconds and then swallow. Silver is a powerful anti-viral and anti-bacterial.
Other great supplements for building your immunity are olive leaf, elderberry, Vitamin C, mullein leaf and lomatium. Lomatium is super for your lungs.
*Also, many of you have asked what we are doing to protect you and ourselves while we work.
Our cleaning standards have always been excellent and now we have even gone beyond that!
Most of you don’t realize that we have an air cleaning system that runs all day long. It is able to filter the air through HEPA filters. It uses UV light (just like the hospitals) to kill bacteria & viruses in the building. It uses small doses of ozone to kill even more viruses and bacteria. And it has a negative ion generator, to not only clean the air, but to drop particulate matter to the ground so it doesn’t get inhaled (especially important for the lungs!).
We also offer Dr. Bronner’s organic hand sanitizer and Seventh Generation disinfecting wipes. Our tables are cleaned after each person with Biokleen Cleaner and paper towels. The bathroom, light switches, door knobs and pens are given attention several times a day. We want you to know that we are doing our best to keep us all healthy!
*Some of you have asked for private sessions and we are now accommodating that request. The fee for this session is $100.
*We also want to remind you that we are only booking two patients at a time to allow for more space.
*We will have a special announcement in the next few weeks that you won’t want to miss!
Lastly, we want to remind you to reach out to others. Ask for help and give it to those in need. We all need to remember the human factor in all of this!
Click on the link for a sing-along reminder!!
Dick & Noel*
Need Help Breathing?
Everyone is talking about all the smoke, fires and how hard it has become to breathe. We hope this newsletter will help you find the support you may be looking for.
If you or your loved ones have been exposed to smoke, soot, and poor air quality from the fires on the West Coast, here are some simple ways you can help protect your health.
Tips For Poor Air Quality
A good filter can clean the air and really make a difference! They are in high demand right now, so if you’re in need, take the time to find one that fits your budget. It will pay off!
These supplements help strengthen your health and protect your lungs.
• Mullein Leaf helps strengthen the oxygen sacs of the lungs.
• Micro-C helps to loosen and remove debris from the air passages.
• Lomatium Root is highly effective at aiding respiratory ailments and also helps the body detoxify.
• NAC is recognized for its respiratory benefits. It helps thin and reduce mucus.
A good Nebulizer used with Sovereign Silver is a very effective way to help your lungs and sinuses.
HERBS & SPICES
Garlic, rosemary, sage, and thyme are especially helpful for improving blood flow into the lungs allowing for detoxification of poisons. The fresh herbs are the most potent! Try using them in your foods or making teas from them.
Staying very well hydrated is critical for protecting your health in situations like these. Drinking plenty of lemon or lime water and/or coconut water will enable your body to detox more effectively.
Our colleague, Sarah Kruse, has some wonderful Ayurvedic tips we would like to share with you. https://embrace-ayurveda.com #embrace-ayurveda
We hope this information helps you and your loved ones through this difficult time.
Healing Our Oceans!
When we think of summer, most of us think of spending a little or a lot of time at the beach. We look forward to the clear blue waters to swim in and long walks on sandy beaches. Those simple pleasures are becoming more challenging as we deal with the pollution of our oceans. This summer we thought we would introduce you to a wonderful organization called 4ocean. It’s an amazing story of two young men, a love of all things oceans and their desire to keep our oceans clean and support the people that live near them.
Since we want to be a part of keeping our oceans clean and supporting #4oceans, we will be raffling 10 of their bracelets during the summer months. These bracelets are made from the recycled trash that was removed for the ocean. We know you will love them as much as we do.
To enter, just stop by this summer for a healing session and drop your name in our raffle bowl. There will be a total of 10 winners! 5 names will be pulled in July and 5 in August. Good luck and we look forward to sharing more healing with you and our planet!!
For the full story of 4ocean, please check out their link for the full story.
It’s a well known fact that humor helps you heal. It’s even accepted by the scientific community! Having a sense of humor allows us to release tension and emotional charge. It helps the body create more endorphins and dopamine, and less stress hormones. The body resumes a more natural state. The old saying of ‘lighten up’ literally occurs! The body resets itself out of fight or flight. Connecting Laughter, Humor & Good Health
One of the most quoted and talked about examples of this is Norman Cousins. In 1964 he was given 6 months to live. Instead of accepting this prognosis, he began watching funny videos and taking large doses of Vitamin C. According to him this saved his life and he went on to live another 26 years!
Our observation about healing is that it’s essential to have a good sense of humor. Otherwise, we become much too serious about our symptoms and conditions. This adds a lot of stress to an already not optimal situation. It’s not being in denial of what’s happening; it is about allowing ourselves to relax more while we deal with whatever is put before us. This brings more clarity to our situation and actually boosts our immune systems.
So, keep a light heart and laugh more! You may heal things you never knew needed healing! Here’s a few chuckles! Enjoy!
Happy, Healthy Holidays to You!
It’s that time of year when we start to wonder how we will spend our holidays. Will they be meaningful or just more things to put on our to do list? With so much pressure to shop and over extend ourselves, we hope that this news letter will help add more joy and ease to your holiday.
Why not think of healthy gift giving this year? Health is always in style and it truly is the gift that keeps giving. Hopefully, this list will help inspire you to create more health for everyone this year.
Harry & David Organic Pears
(yummy and good for you)
(we use them every day)
Hurom H-AA Slow Juicer, Matte Black
Make your own Elderberry Syrup and give as gifts
this will keep you, your family and friends healthy over the flu season.
How about a good book on healing? “Liver Rescue” is a great one.
Cuddle & Kind
give a cute stuffed handmade toy and feed other children at the same time. It’s the perfect gift to get you in the holiday spirit.
Music always makes the holiday more festive!
One of our favorites is a group called Pentatonix.
One of my personal favorites for improving everything from posture, back pain, and overall energy flow is the Ma Roller.
Gift Certificate for a Healing Session
Our last gift idea is to offer your family and friends a gift certificate for a healing session with us!!
Just let us know what amount you would like and we’ll be happy to make one for you!
We wish you a Merry, Healthy Holiday Season and a Happy New Year to look forward to!!
Dick & Noel
PS -Also, we want to let you know that February 1, 2019, our per session fee will increase from $52. to $ 55. Thanks!
Would you like to avoid the Flu this Season??
Would you like to avoid the Flu this Season??
If so, you’re going to want to read this newsletter!
We’ve always wondered why more people don’t work on improving their immune system so that they can improve their health . It just doesn’t seem to be the focus of our medical system. If you focus on boosting your immune system, your overall health will improve; and most likely you will be one of the lucky ones that won’t have the flu this season. We hope that by sharing this information before the flu season, you will stay well. And, if you should come down with one of those crazy bugs, we have a few tips that will help you start feeling better a whole lot sooner!
The Goldenseal Challenge!
Best to start doing this now, before flu season is upon us.
Goldenseal is a powerful immune booster. It’s an herbal anti-biotic with anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties. It is important to follow this sequence for goldenseal to maintain the most potency in your body.
Natures’s Answer Alcohol-Free Goldenseal
*Take 1 dropper full 2 X a day for 2 weeks ( you may want to put it in a little juice, it’s strong tasting so be prepared! )
*Take 2 weeks off
*Continue this for 3 months
*Now stop for 1 month
* Repeat (building your immune system is cheaper that going to the doctor’s!)
Getting a cold, and wondering what would really help? Here’s what we do. Supplement “shots”! At the very first sign of getting sick we take:
*4 droppers of Eidion-Zinc (do this 3 or more X a day)
*4 droppers of Nature’s Answer Alcohol-Free Goldenseal (3 or more X a day)
Place the Zinc & Goldenseal in a shot glass with a little water or juice and hold under your tongue for a few seconds, (30 seconds is best) then swallow. Yes, you will make a funny face because it tastes bad!! But it’s worth it – so just do it!!
When we really want to super charge our immune system we will add Sovereign Silver shots throughout the day. Take a tablespoon and hold under your tongue for 30 seconds and then swallow. Other great supplements to have on hand during the flu/cold season are olive leaf, elderberry, Vitamin C, mullein leaf and lomatium is super for your lungs. And, as the old saying goes – feed a cold and starve a fever.
We hope this information will help you stay healthy through the upcoming holidays. And start this New Year in wellness!
Healing Happens Here!
Hello Summer! We’re glad your back.
It finally feels like summer has come to Seattle, and we’re thinking about how to make the most of it! The first thing that comes to mind is all the amazing fruit we can eat. Not only is Washington State known for the Red Delicious Apple, but did you know that we grow 90.5 % of the US production of Red Raspberries? Yup… we do. All berries have incredible healing power but the Red Raspberry, well, here are some stats on the red raspberry.
They are filled with fiber and natural sugars which provide you with natural energy and helps lower your cholesterol. They are high in manganese which helps tissues, bones and your skin. Vitamins C & K nourish your musculoskeletal system and support bone development. They are also high in antioxidants and flavonoids which fight cancer and cell damage. Our friend, Anthony William, aka Medical Medium, www.medicalmedium.com says “If you seek abundance, become a student of the berry. From late spring to late fall, there’s never a gap in berry offerings.” Let’s just say you can’t go wrong with berries!
The Lynden Raspberry Festival is next weekend, July 20 & 21. And, if you have never been, this would make a wonderful family outing! www.lynden.org
Here are a few places to pick your own berries.
And, a raspberry recipe!!
Easy Raspberry Sauce
Prep Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Use frozen or fresh raspberries to make this easy raspberry sauce. Perfect for cheesecakes, ice cream, pancakes and more!
12 ounce bag frozen unsweetened organic raspberries, or fresh. divided (about 2 – 2 1/2 cups)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon butter
1. In a saucepan over medium heat, stir together 1 1/2 cups raspberries, sugar and water until the sugar is dissolved. Heat the mixture to boiling, stirring often. Reduce heat and add the vanilla.
2. In a small cup, combine the cornstarch and two tablespoons of water. Mix well.
3.Pour this into the boiling raspberry mixture. Stir and boil over medium-low heat for 4 minutes or until the mixture has thickened a bit.
4. Remove the pan from the heat.
5. Add 1 tablespoon of butter and mix until the butter has completely melted.
6. Allow the mixture to cool for 15 minutes, then add the last of the raspberries and stir to mix.
7. Serve over whatever dessert you’d like!
8. Makes 2 1/4 cups sauce. Refrigerate the leftovers.
Our office is open throughout the summer, so if we can be of service, we would love to see you and hear what you’ve been doing this summer!
Enjoy Your Summer!
Has the world gone crazy? -or- What does Mr. Rogers say?
How do we “deal” with a world gone crazy?!
With so many disturbing things occurring in the world today – some natural disasters, some man made disasters – how do we make sense of it all? All of these things touch us at a very deep level – whether we know the people involved or not, whether we react with horror, sadness, grief or even anger to current events. How can we respond rather than only react to these events?
First, we can feel our feelings as they come up but try not to get lost in reactivity. And, of course, do what you can to help, i.e., donations, prayers, service to others, etc. Use the energy from the emotions and feelings to have a positive influence on the situation through your actions, but don’t get caught in the reactivity that comes up. This means being part of the solution not the problem. Easy to say, hard to do!! But just do your best! Don’t get lost in the negativity and despair; that’s already the problem. Just look at what Mr. Rogers said! Not just for kids!
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’
To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster’, I rememer my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world.
– Mr. Rogers
Feel Like a Kid Again!
Remember your summers as a child! Having the energy to play all day, moving your body in all kinds of silly kid ways; and waking up early the next day with all the energy you need to do it all over again? Summer is the time for kids & adults to add more play to their days. Whether it’s an adventure in a foreign country, camping, hiking, or reading that good book you saved for this summer, we all want to have fun & make memories!
So why do kids have more energy?? And, how can we do the same? It’s not just getting more sleep. It’s being more connected to your body that gives you that energy! So how can we be more connected to our bodies so we can feel like a kid again?
First, by spending some time with us, we can help. Don’t forget – entrainments (our healing sessions) release old, stuck energy and make way for new energy to run through the body so we can do more things we love & do it longer. Because kids just don’t seem to run out of energy, right? Plus they’re always so enthusiastic about pretty much everything they do!! Connecting more with your body allows you to feel that enthusiasm, that joy of just being alive!! So let us help you increase your energy so you can have fun this summer!
Tips for increasing your energy this summer:
Vitamin B-12 promotes energy production in multiple ways. It supports the adrenal glands, red blood cell formation, and helps convert carbohydrates to glucose — the fuel your body uses for energy! Most of us are low on Vitamin B-12. (We like Global Healing V B-12)
Are you laughing enough? Laughter alleviates stress and relaxes your body.
Walk barefoot this summer. Feel the earth beneath your feet, & absorb its healing power.
Snack on grapes, they are the perfect energy boosting food. We hope these tips inspire you to play this summer, no matter what age you are!
We hope these tips inspire you to play this summer, no matter what age you are!
Healing Happens Here
Healing Is Not a One Night Stand!
Don’t we all wish healing would happen overnight?! Definitely! But … healing is a process. Let’s start by defining what healing is. Some believe that if they have a headache and take an aspirin, they’ve healed their headache. Others believe that while an aspirin may help relieve the pain temporarily, it also only masks a symptom and there is a deeper cause that needs to be addressed. So, whatever your beliefs are, let’s explore healing a little deeper.
Most of us realize that our health issues did not happen overnight, but we still want the symptoms to go away quickly. We believe that healing takes place on many levels, and takes time to reach all the many areas of health – physical, mental, emotional, and beyond.
The deeper we are able to go, the more our life improves. And it takes time to change our habits to facilitate this improvement; habits of eating, sleeping, exercising, keeping too busy, and, of course, our emotional habits! Healing does not happen overnight, but over time and with a willingness to change. Just change one or two things at a time, and watch yourself move forward. Understanding this will allow for deeper healing and a better quality of life!
Real healing takes time. It is not a one night stand. It requires love and patience. Give yourself the gift of healing! And Happy Valentine’s!!
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