NATURAL HEALTH TECHNIQUES NEWSLETTER
October, 2006 Volume 2, No.10
(Please note that full names are never used in this newsletter or on my website without the full consent of the sender or client. Some cases also encompass groupings of cases with similar symptoms and suggestions for healing in an attempt to educate the general public.)
In This Issue:
- Health in the News: Antidepressants—The New Teen Drug Problem. Candy and the Obesity Connection
- Case of the Month: When Cases Go “Wrong”
- What’s New on the Website? Researching Shopping Carts, Website is “totally 100% messed up”, Bonus Report is up and running and available to new subscribers.
- Ask Dr. Moffat: Do you have any products for eye floaters? Is hydrogenated oil the same as partially hydrogenated? Hair loss in menopausal women.
- Product of the Month: Halvah, Sesame Seeds and Sesame Oil
- Media Reviews: Inspiration by Wayne Dyer
- Tips and Tricks for a Healthier Life Heart attack advice a hoax? Global ideas bank.
- Healthy Recipes: Hummus
- Client Testimonials: I love your website!
- Inspiration & Perspective: Life in Five Short Chapters, Live More Abundantly Quotes
- What’s New at Our House? Lewis County Fair, Missoula get-away
- Local Events: Conversations with God, The Way of the Peaceful Warrior
Editor’s Note: When I first started gathering information for this month’s newsletter, I inadvertently saved the document as “Rough October.” Now that I look back on that—and if we truly do manifest what we put out—I did just that. Some of October has been rough with lots of challenges for many of my clients. I handled my challenges fairly well, but am looking forward to a better November! Sometimes we even need to watch the subliminal messages that we are putting out!
For existing subscribers (for this month only) I am sending the link to my new Bonus Report that new subscribers will have available when they sign up for the newsletter in the future. The report includes: 150+ Cheap, Easy, Fast and Effective Gems You Can Incorporate Into Your Life Today for Better Health Tomorrow! Enjoy, and thanks for supporting my website.
Health in the News:
The Other Teen Drug Problem—Antidepressants. The use of antipsychotic drugs among children and teenagers in the United States has increased six fold over the past 10 years, yet no conclusive evidence has shown that these drugs—including Prozac, Zoloft and Paxil—are suitable for use by young people, nor has the American Food and Drug Administration approved their use in this age group, reports Archives of General Psychiatry (Vol. 63; No. 6, June 2006) http://archpsyc.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/63/6/679
Childhood Obesity connected to foods high in sugar. It seems that foods high in sugar and low in fiber appear to disrupt the hormonal balance in growing children reports pediatrician Robert Lustig of Children’s Hospital at the University of California—San Francisco. The hormones in question, insulin and leptin. Leptin is a hormone produced by the brain that tells you when to stop eating because you are full. (From the journal Nature Clinical Practice Endocrinology and Metabolism No. 2, 2006.)
Hmm. . .Sometimes it’s best to get to the core cause of obesity. I just had a client tell me she was paying for a gastric bypass for her 32 pound cat! I suspect it won’t help. I think the problem is with the cat’s brain! A little leptin disorder perhaps?
Case of the Month: When Cases Go “Wrong”
It always used to bother me in veterinary school when somebody messed a case up and then tried to hide it from the rest of us so we couldn’t learn from their mistakes.
I remember once, a beginning surgery student tied slip knots instead of square knots when she was suturing her 10-inch exploratory surgery incision. The knots lasted about two days, then they all popped and the dog’s guts started coming out! How horrifying. Another time, a doctor at a clinic I worked at forgot to take the tourniquet off a cat’s leg after declawing her. The cat ended up with a dead leg that had to be amputated. Fortunately for him, he had saved a cat for this same family and they didn’t sue him. He ended up taking the cat home. She eventually fit in nicely with his existing colony.
And I was thinking, “How on Earth could you miss something like that?” I sure did learn a lot from that story though. You can be darned sure that I check all tourniquets—whether they are mine or someone else’s! I’m also sure that I’ve made some equally harsh mistakes in my career—maybe even some I don’t know anything about because I never saw them back or the client didn’t bother to notify me that something had gone wrong. Because we are human, I’ve learned over the years not to judge people for their mistakes. Oh I admit, I may laugh a bit sometimes, but I really try not to judge. The hardest part is to forgive myself for any mistakes I make. I seem to be much harder on myself than others are on me!
I try to remind myself that we never really know all the details behind why something goes wrong. If we just keep the intention of doing our best and walking our talk, we just have to understand that all is well…all the time…and that there is a special reason for what may happen when things “go wrong”. Some challenges are just predestined. We don’t see the big picture all the time, but God does. It’s our job to learn, try to understand, forgive, and move on from past inconveniences or major life shifts. I’ve certainly seen over the years that shift does happen!
It is my intention that by sharing a few of these types of cases with you that you will learn from them and won’t have to repeat lessons that you could learn from someone else.
Some valuable things to take away from cases that go awry are:
1. Whatever you focus on is what you create. Here’s the first case:
This woman assumed that anything she took would cause some horrible side-effects. She was afraid of doing anything without fully knowing all the ramifications of the treatment (any treatment!) and then she manifested exactly what she thought she should. Subject: Migraine
Hi Denice. I just started taking the supplement you sent to me last night and I got a terrible migraine. Then this morning, about an hour after taking one, my migraine came back. What should I do? (I advised her to stop taking it of course!) I checked out the side effects and headache is listed. I rarely get migraines or headaches. My whole head hurts. It feels like as if the blood has rushed to my head. Also, I had mentioned to you that I have asthma and it’s advised that patients with a history of asthma not to take it. I also mentioned to you that I am allergic to sulfur and shell fish. So I am very concerned about you suggesting I take this with all of these side effects. Esther
Esther sent me a very long email detailing all possible side effects of this particular supplement, which were also the side effects of an iodine overdose. One sentence read, “Since glucosamine can be made from the shells of shrimp, crab, and other shellfish, people with shellfish allergy or iodine hypersensitivity may have an allergic reaction to glucosamine products.” She also sent me a dozen other emails detailing why she should or should not take particular supplements that her body did not accept energetically.
I emailed her back: “Well, darn it Esther. Stop taking it. I guess I’m not doing the job for you in the way you need me to do it. I feel unable to keep up with all your emails and concerns. I have never heard of glucosamine giving migraines. . .” (Possibly because the supplement I sent home with her had no shellfish in it and was a totally different product than what she had researched on the internet?) Some cases you just can’t help. . .I can only pray that she finds a practitioner that works for her and that she learns what she needs to learn from her maladies. Obviously I won’t be on her healing team in the future. You have to have some trust in your practitioner to keep them as a member of your team.
Sometimes one doesn’t have to focus on something too awfully hard to manifest it into their lives. For example, in Ram Dass’s book, Still Here, he describes wondering how it would be to feel old and infirmed. Well, he almost immediately experienced a stroke after that book was published which required a need for continuous care by others.
We create what we hate and what we are afraid of.
2. Sometimes the lesson is that you already have the answers and that you need to give yourself credit for knowing what is right for YOUR body. And sometimes correspondence gets lost, misplaced or a million other distracting things can happen and THAT is the reason why you haven’t heard back from somebody. Here’s an example of that:
Denice, I have taken the 4 Chitosan the last 2 nights. It’s not fair my dosage keeps going up when my husband’s stay the same. Anyway, about a half hour after I take them I get a really weird feeling rather like internal shakes then a feeling of strobe lights on fast forward going through my head down to my chest. It wakes me out of a sleep. Should I just lower the dose or what? It has happened both nights equally as bad. It goes away after about 10 -15 minutes. Thanks Nellie
Nellie did listen to her Still Small Voice within and decided to discontinue the supplement on her own before she heard back from me, she also delved into some spiritual lessons from this particular experience—Patience and Persistence. (See #6)
3. Follow your gut instinct. If you are worried about something, double-check the practitioners work. Here are two examples:
A) I’m allergic to NSAID’s (Non-Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs). Over the years, I’ve tried many pills, concoctions and treatments for my menstrual cramps. After telling one doctor that I’d try a new pill if it wasn’t an NSAID, because I was allergic to them, she sent me home with a prescription for one! I found out about it at the pharmacy. Thank goodness I had the presence to ask about it because sometimes the pharmacist gets too busy to tell you about the side effects. That particular drug has not been pulled from the market.
B) Another time, a friend of mine was going in for cataract surgery (he had already had one removed on the other eye a month before.) As I was watching them get ready with the prep, I was wondering why it looked like they were preparing the same eye he had already had surgery on. I finally asked, “Did you double-check to make sure you are going to perform surgery on the correct eye?” Let me tell you, there were some pretty red faces around that office after that. Ooops.
We have to take responsibility for our own health challenges by protecting ourselves from making them worse sometimes. I often try to send home supplements that have animal body parts in them—and my vegan clients always pick up on that. My lactose intolerant clients always pick up on the fact that many supplements have lactose in them (even though some of my supplements have lactose that is not derived of milk, I appreciate their pointing this fact out to me!) Dr. Bernie Seigel in his book, Love, Medicine and Miracles recommends you even go so far as to take an indelible big black marker and, on the good limb write, “Not this one!” before going into the surgery suite for that amputation. Double-checking always pays.
4. Some things you just can’t change without persistence. Here’s an example of one of these cases. Subject: Canceling appt.
Dear Dr. Moffat. I am canceling my Monday appt. I am going to try something else because your program aggravated a pre-existing interstitial cystitis condition I have. (Denice’s Note: At this point, my heart is all aflutter and I have a queasy feeling in my stomach reading her email.) I thank you for your efforts. I have been on your program for four weeks now and have seen the following results: No more nose sores. They come and go throughout the year depending on allergens at the time. I used the heat pack everyday on my thyroid area, felt good. I have also taken the Congaplex. This might be something I’d like to continue. Do they sell it at the co-op? My heart “flutters” and spikes are still with me but not as often or as severe. For this I am very grateful. I’ve increased my exercise and am walking 5 times a week—most of the time 30+ minutes. I have had fun eating the 2T of cashews every day. You would have laughed at how I got them ready for a trip. I made pouches with twist ties in a gallon sized baggie. That way it was all together and measured out. The avocado oil did help my sore and itchy “bottom.” My feet have never been softer! We ate a lot of Turkey, Broccoli and Avocado, again your suggested amounts. I did not give up on the fruits and veggies, just cut down amounts somewhat. I continue to drink water at 8 glasses a day. I only drank root beer 3 times and not much since I saw you. Not much sparkling water either maybe 2 a week. I avoided whole wheat until a yesterday. Did not really think that mattered one way or another. I had trouble with leg pain about the 3rd week. I had a massage. The lady doing it told me she found this when people were short on vitamin D, E and Potassium. I went home and took it and in 3 days my feet and legs quit hurting. Sincerely, Cheryl
Personally, I’d be ecstatic with the results this woman achieved in only a month of following the Guides and my suggestions. Gee, I just said one thing that ticked her off and she just toasted me! I told her that sometimes you have to go into your fears just a little bit to get some progress made—I was talking about that interstitial cystitis thing as I was thinking of all the fears I had to go into to get the level of health that I now have. I just keep trying to overcome health challenges. Sometimes I take a little rest from it, and then I regroup and try something again if it feels right.
My goal is to not take cases like this personally. Sometimes we are just all angels for each other and other times. . . This woman found a local doctor who dealt with bioidentical hormones. She’s happy right now and I’m happy for her.
5. Don’t try, DO! “Trying” to change and be positive is quite a bit different than really doing it and holding yourself accountable for the negative things you say. Often I will lay a pen down on the table across from a client as I hear them say “I tried to eat more fruits” “tried to spend more time on myself” or “I tried to stick up for my rights” or whatever else they try to do but have not accomplished. I ask them to “try” to pick up the pen.
The pen never gets picked up when you only “try” to do it. So, don’t try to change, be positive, eat your raw fruits and vegetables, take your supplements, order that book, say nice things to your spouse or take that first step into your biggest fear. . .just DO IT!
6. Sometimes there are valuable lessons to be learned from what goes wrong, like patience, persistence, trust and discernment, inner wisdom, worthiness, and getting clarity on what does and does not work. The important thing is to keep experimenting and sorting out what works and what doesn’t. When you find something that works, keep doing that. When you find something that doesn’t, don’t do that again.
Many people often pray to their Higher Source for all their problems to be resolved. We forget that we have enlisted to be here. We are of spirit having a human experience. God is not a cosmic bellboy whose job it is to listen to our whims and respond on command. The Amish have a phrase, “Pray and move your feet.” It’s fine to ask for help, but you also have to do what YOU can to change the situation. I loved one teaching I learned from Mary Manin Morrissey. She says, “When we pray, we are talking to God. When we meditate, we are listening.” A good conversation takes both!
In my morning time of meditation and prayer dedicated to my clients, I often pray to God to reveal all the lessons that are important to my clients in their healing and that those revelations be manifest in a variety of ways so that there can be no mistake as to what they are to learn from their symptoms and challenges. And before each appointment I ask to be the eyes, the hands, and the mouth of God in the way my client needs to hear, see or feel the message so that they “get it” for their healing process.
Here’s an example of persistence.
Denice. I emailed you last week about a possible allergic reaction to the Chitosan. Are you mad at me for bugging you so much? Or did you not get the email? I’m sending it again. Thanks. Nellie
Now, Nellie’s email got buried in about 700 emails I received that week! Fortunately she stopped taking the product and re-emailed me or I would never have seen it until I cleaned my email box out.
“Nellie. I’m so glad you stopped taking the Chitosan. I test that it was an allergic reaction. So, let’s figure out some options for keeping that cholesterol down to where we got it originally with the Chitosan. I’m also testing that bran, flax, (not psyllium), whole grains, raw fruits/vegetables, and cooked vegetables will keep your cholesterol down. I tested you on liver cleansers, red rice yeast, beta stitosterol—all the regular things that also work for lowering cholesterol and you do not test you need those either. Talk with you soon! And no. . .how could I EVER be mad at you? Denice”
I love my clients. Of course I would have paid personal penance lasting several months blaming myself for not attending to something SO important! I thanked her for re-sending the email. We came up with an alternative that would help because she was willing to try something else (more persistence on her part).
7. It pays to be positive. Thoughts are things and we attract the same kind of energy that we are putting out. Case Study: One of my clients who is trying to have a baby emailed me with a three page letter on how her day is NOT going well and that everything is awful. She is seeing pregnant women everywhere and is feeling angry that God would allow them to get pregnant while she is baron. She knows the clock is ticking and she has plans for her life. She is wanting to know if there is anything else she can do to speed up the process.
Think positive thoughts for starters I tell her. My motto has been for the past several years, “don’t let age be your cage.” and “it ain’t nothin’ until you call it.” So, if you are calling yourself,”too old” and “infertile” then you will be. If you don’t focus on the good things you can do, and the positive steps that have come out of the experience, then your experiences will be repeated until you see all the perspectives.
Miracles happen, but you need to be open to them. Do what you can and let God handle the rest. Don’t try to control everything. When things like this happen, we need to focus on the lessons of being grateful for what we have and for the baby energy that surrounds us. Be happy for others that are pregnant. I’ve learned that in Master Mind Groups, it’s the people in your own group that may manifest what YOU want first. Your turn will come. Consider these pregnant women a part of your Master Mind Group. They are surrounding you with magnetic baby energy. You also have to make room for health, wealth and the kind of energy you are wanting to manifest in your life. If every minute of the day is managed in some way time-wise, how will there be enough time for a baby to enter it?
Our accountant, in her mid-forties, broke her leg and was laid up for a couple months. She had been taking nutritional supplements to heal her leg. The supplements calmed her down, helped to heal the leg, but they also created a miracle in the process. She became pregnant while recovering—something she had been unable to accomplish in many years of trying. She was the type of person that had a bazillion projects and things to do and to manage and was always wound up all the time doing, doing, doing. Because she was forced to slow down, it allowed things to happen. She wasn’t even trying to get pregnant!
On top of that, her blood pressure went dangerously high during the pregnancy and she ended up spending months in the hospital and in her bed in an attempt to get that under control. The entire experience ended up costing about 1.5 million dollars—but she has a blessing to show from it—a beautiful perfect baby girl. I often wonder what that experience will do for calming her down from now on. She had a lot of time to lay there and just think about her life, her priorities, and how she manages her time.
8. Sometimes the lesson is one of communication. Sometimes just checking in with your doctor to let them know what you are experiencing will keep you on track and moving in a forward direction. I never know what I’ve said is what the client has heard, and we don’t really know all the angles or perspectives of a particular case—even if it’s our own body! I try to always look at things as good, where someone else may look at them as bad.
Case Study: This month a man sought me out for a weight loss program. He weighed over 300 pounds, had diabetes, heart disease, prostate problems and needed knee replacement. We had a lovely discussion on all his options, but I noticed that he was cutting down every practitioner/doctor he had already seen. I’ve found over the years that this is a clue that I’ll be next on the list. I specifically told him to call me with ANY problems. Anyway, he took some supplements home, took one dose of them and had diarrhea for 10 hours straight.
Now I had no way of knowing his body would choose to go through a healing crisis with only one dose of supplements. His body was ready to move, shift and change. . .and it sure did. When I called to check on him, he informed me he would not be taking any more of “my supplements” and that he wouldn’t be coming back. We had quite a chat. “At least stay on the fruits and vegetables” I pleaded. “You are bound to make some progress on those.”
His reply? “You mean you expect me to eat things I don’t want to eat?”
Hmmm. . .YES, when it comes to fruits and vegetables and the foods your body needs!
- If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.
- And you’ll always do what you’ve always done if you always think like you’ve always thought!
Not even the medical doctors would allow his stomach to be stapled. They sent him to a psychologist who advised against it (maybe it was because with his attitude it would not have worked and he would have sued them.) Only time will tell for this man. I really liked him. I hope he finds the help he needs.
9. There are always other options. If one thing doesn’t work or you just can’t fit it into your lifestyle, there are ten more things out there to try. Don’t give up. Just keep at it and you will accomplish your goals. Maybe you need to go to another healer or modify a technique to fit your needs, but don’t be afraid to keep at it. Often you are already seeing someone who has lots of options. They only need to hear that what they have suggested is not working for you. If your practitioner is not open to giving you other options, then find another practitioner. Heck. . .find a team of practitioners and use the best advice from all of them. Together we have a huge collective bank of knowledge!
10. Sometimes another disease process comes along and seemingly overrides all the positive progress you have made. Here’s an example of that:
Hi Denice, Well I am not sure what is going on but allergies or whatever have flared up really bad. My teeth hurt, my sinuses are plugged, my ears gurgle and my nose is running like a faucet. I can’t sleep, my nose hurts from blowing it constantly, my nose is red and sore and this morning my whole head hurts. I don’t think I ate anything that flared me up. Are the bacterial drops making it worse before I get better? Am I having a healing crisis? I feel like I have regressed to where I was over 1 1/2 years ago. I am desperate and I want so bad to get his cleared up. (You get the picture. This email went on for 2 ½ pages.) Lydia
It’s times like these where you just have to regroup, count your blessings, and focus on getting through the latest set of challenges so that you can get back on track. This happens sometimes and is just a part of the Big Adventure. It’s not fun, but it’s also not the end of the world. Asking for help is good. Taking “real drugs” is totally acceptable to get through things like this. I know it’s hard to stay focused and positive. Because of this, it’s good to have a game plan that you can fall back. Lessons in Faith I call it.
11. The body’s need for a substance will always override an allergy. That can mean if you don’t give your body the best product it will take what it can get, try to use it the best it can. . .but may end up causing side-effects.
Example: Denice. Just wanted to let you know that I did take 2 zinc tablets yesterday morning and I had some side effects as a result. I think I will take 2 or 3 per day for awhile and see how that goes. (Why? I’m thinking. Why not just order the right type of zinc?) About 2- 3 hours after taking the zinc, I got extremely dizzy and fatigued. . .
As it turned out, this client was taking the wrong type of zinc, but one she felt comfortable taking—or one she already had. I tried to tell her which one would work for her, but she kept emailing me with other options she could order off the internet. We got her on a whole food based version of zinc after many emails and lots of wasted time (in my mind) and she was able to take the new zinc pills with no problems.
This type of thing is also common with calcium supplements. If the person needing calcium is not taking the correct one for their body, the side affects can include a worsening of pain if they have arthritis, kidney stones, nausea, or the throat actually constricts in an effort to keep the person from swallowing the substance.
12. Sometimes you just have to start taking steps in a positive direction a bit more slowly. Other clients who have had reservations about a dosage or new supplement have started out taking a quarter of the dose to start, have built up confidence and overcome their fears of trying a new product and have been pleased with the results. The main thing is that you want to take substances that your body tests it needs. I use the process of muscle testing to determine this. And yes, I use it over the phone. The important thing is to not give up. Don’t throw a whole program out the window and go back to doing what was not working for you in the first place. Just keep communicating . . . or find someone you can add to your healing team that you seem to trust better or that you vibe better with.
Here’s another case gone “wrong”: Denice. I haven’t tried the flax seed again. I know I have to try again but it just made me so uncomfortable. Even though I have increased the veggie and fruit I am still experiencing the same pain and discomfort daily. I didn’t want to be uncomfortable while on vacation so now that I am home I will try again with a teaspoon (or less)! Take care, Julie
Julie: Hang in there with cooked veggies only for a few weeks. Hold off on the flax until your body accepts the veggies (even though your body tests it could use those raw foods.) Are you eating those that are good for your blood type? Start with those. The foods on the avoid list can cause gas. I had to start out using this method. I then increased the raw fruits and vegetables after 3 months of eating about 3 cups of cooked vegetables each day. Try it and let me know if you are still having problems with that, OK? D
13. It never pays to MSU (Make Stuff Up). Here’s an example: Denice, I am so glad you wrote. I wasn’t sure what to think exactly when I hadn’t heard back from you. I was hoping that you were just busy. . .But thought you may have decided it was best to stop communication. Somehow I knew you wouldn’t just cut me off cold turkey though. It’s just not your style from what I can tell from all our contact. Also thought you might just be giving me some space to figure some things out for myself and/or needed some time to think about how you wanted to respond to my last email. So take your time, do what you need to do, and write me when you can. Annie
Actually, I was swamped that week. I hurriedly wrote her a response, but it was not as articulate as I would usually do and I didn’t re-read it before sending it out. Apparently the response sounded mean. Sometimes these things happen with the written word.
Fortunately, we had established a good relationship previously so she gave me the benefit of the doubt. Wouldn’t it be nice to live in a perfect world where people just knew when you meant no harm and also knew that you wanted only good for them? Wouldn’t it be optimal to have good days all the time? Well, life just doesn’t work like that as we all well know. Life constantly provides us with experiences so that we can give and receive forgiveness, learn and apply patience and work on our relationships and communication skills.
I feel truly blessed to have such wonderful clients that they give me the benefit of the doubt on my bad days. But sometimes I just need to forgive myself for not being able to be attentive enough to some clients and to bless them as they move on to another practitioner. It’s sometimes challenging to live a life of balance, practice boundaries and tack and make everyone happy including yourself.
And some days you just wish you could wave a magic wand over your clients and just take away all the suffering. I’m pretty good at handling an occasional whine, but some days it just seems like you have a run on whine. All you can do is the best you can do on those days trying to stay focused on the positive.
What’s New on the Website? Researching Shopping Carts, Website is “totally 100% screwed up” and the Bonus Report is working!
Researching Shopping Carts: This month I had calls from Canada, Africa and France. One package I sent to Canada never reached its destination. I spent four hours on that trying to resolve it with no results. I guess it’s time to apply for a merchant account and build a shopping cart. I’ve decided on the shopping cart and will use the free Zen Cart (http://www.zen-cart.com) because every time I go to their site I feel peace and calm. I am also in the process of filling out a merchant application through our local Potlatch Credit Union. I really like working with them and know we can fix anything that doesn’t work quickly and without a bunch of tears. I’ll keep you posted.
Your website is “totally 100% messed up”: Well, thanks for that input! Each month when I send out the newsletter something seems to go wrong. I guess I still haven’t figured out how to properly include the links. So, as usual, I called company that does this for me. As it turns out, some people are WAY more patient with me than others. This month I got a female geek. I know geeks now. Geeks love to work with the newest most exciting programs. They love telling you that your website is all screwed up and that it should be totally redone, etc. So I listened patiently. (Geeks seem to always have to say their peace before you can say yours). I’ve learned that this is just the process and that I’m really O.K.
“Well, I love my website and it’s been working fine now for almost two years. No, I’m not going to re-do the entire website because YOU think it does not work to your specifications. So, as I see it, we have two choices. 1) We can start again and work to get the newsletter out to my subscribers and do what it takes to get that job completed, or 2) You can forward me to another person on your team who has helped me in the past.” I said, standing my ground.
I did talk with another person the third time I called and I did learn more about getting the links to work. I can’t guarantee that they will work this month, but I’m going to give it a go again. Thanks all for your patience.
The Bonus Report is now working. An angel called me as I was typing up this month’s newsletter to tell me how much she enjoyed my site and had spent hours on it just reading though the pages. She mentioned that she especially enjoyed the “100 Things to Get Started on Health” section.
“What did you say? Say that again? What 100 Things?” Apparently the bonus report that I spent about 30 hours putting together now works when you sign up for the newsletter. I tried to sign up again myself to see what people were seeing and if that process worked, but could never get it to appear, so was going to work on that next month. This makes me SO HAPPY! I’ve sent the link out to all existing subscribers before sending this month’s newsletter out. If you didn’t get it and would like it, please feel free to email me personally at drmoffat@NaturalHealthTechniques.com
Ask Dr. Moffat:
Question: Do you have any magical cures for eye floaters? Sincerely, Ed S.
Answer: Ed. Sorry to say no cures for floaters—only prevention for making more of them. Floaters are caused by a micro hemorrhage of the blood vessels in the back of the eye–when the bleeding contracts, it floats within the vitreous humor of the eye. The goal is to strengthen the blood vessels so they won’t bruise or rupture. Products that seem to be working the best for the general population include:
- Zinc Liver Chelate by Standard Process
- Visual Eyes by Source Naturals
- Ocu-Guard Plus (which doesn’t work as well as either of the above, but still works well and is usually readily available in most health food stores.)
- Rutin (a molecule of vitamin C) which helps to strengthen the connections between the cells to prevent further bruising and bursting of the blood vessels. Sometimes hard to find, but it’s really cheap when you find it. Or you can eat lots of citrus fruit (especially the white part of the rind is high in rutin) or eat lots of buckwheat which is also high in rutin.
If you have a zinc deficiency (like most of my clients seem to have) you’ll have lots of other symptoms of that. The same goes for copper deficiency (mostly tendon/ligament problems) here.
If you go to my Diet/Nutrition part of the website, you’ll find lots of Best Bet Sources for Zinc and Copper. I don’t think I have the deficiency signs up yet. So much to do! http://naturalhealthtechniques.com/Diet_Nutrition/mineral_best_bet_foods1.htm
Other dis-eases that can predispose a person to floaters are high blood pressure and taking blood thinners and NSAIDS such as aspirin, Tylenol, and even Ginkgo biloba on a regular basis. If you bruise easily—you also have a predisposition for hemorrhage within the ocular vessels. There is usually a reason for the bruising and high blood pressure. Getting to the core cause of that is just really helpful in preventing all kinds of other problems including the floaters. Everything ties into everything else.
And if you’d like a program specific for you needs, a phone consult would be in order. Here is my handout on “What I do”: http://naturalhealthtechniques.com/ExamForms-MedicalIntuitive/what_I_do.htm
Hope this helps you. Be healthy. Denice
Question: Is hydrogenated oil the same as partially hydrogenated? I suck on hard candy daily and one of the ingredients is hydrogenated oil. I have been experiencing some balding and hair loss. Can this be due to the daily ingesting these candies?
Also I heard that taking Evening Primrose Oil would stop hair loss and regrow hair. I am a menopausal female. I’ve recently gone through approximately 8 months of a very stressful situation and am just starting to get back to normal and started to experience this balding and hair loss. Thank you. Barbara
Answer: Hydrogenated and Partially hydrogenated are not the same. Crisco is an example of hydrogenated oil and is composed of severely whipped palm oil that puts lots of oxygen into the oil which then binds to the hydrogen within the oil making the product stiff. This is not good because our membranes work best with fluidy types of fats. The stiffness of the fat slows the membrane communication between cells. When you have too many hydrogenated fats in your diet, symptoms of pain and stiffness are accentuated. Olive oil is an example of unsaturated fat so it is in liquid form. The thinner the oil and less hydrogenated, the better the cell-to-cell communication and the transport of nutrients both in and out of the cell membrane. The more hydrogenated the fat, the more chemical bonds that are “trans” in nature. These trans fats create the most havoc in our body.
Partially hydrogenated fat is man-made, partially whipped polyunsaturated fat. The hydrogen bonds are increased with the whipping process. An example would be margarine or shortening. Margarine is made with oil that is thinner than the oils used to make shortening. The benefit to the producer that hydrogenates or partially hydrogenates is that their product will have a longer shelf life because the fats do not turn rancid as quickly.
The body, however, doesn’t really know what to do with these fats. It knows it needs both unsaturated and saturated fats for the maintenance of the cell membranes and the tissue that makes up the brain and nervous system, but if we don’t give our body the correct dosages of each type of fat, just like when you give your body cheap supplements that have some possible harmful fillers or contaminants in them, the body uses what it can get. So, it will take the hydrogenated fats and do the best it can with it.
Natural saturated fats are like beef fat, milk fat, chicken fat and fish fat. Beef and diary are more saturated than chicken and poultry which is more saturated than fish oils and fats. I don’t think that these naturally saturated fats contain trans fats unless they are cooked at too high a temperature. Of course when this happens, the cooking creates free radicals (like in char broiling and grilling). That’s a different problem all together. Gee, I hope that all makes sense to you. Thanks for asking I think!
Now, for the hair loss. I test that 70% of your hair loss is dietary, but only 30% is due to the fats that you are ingesting. Stress causes the hormones to be all whacked out, so you can loose hair because of that. Adrenaline in your body constricts the blood flow to the hair follicles (therefore lower amounts of nutrition are available to feed the developing hair).
One exercise you can do often during the day is to say, “Scalp relax” and then note the amount of tension you are holding in your scalp. This will increase the blood flow temporarily. The trick is trying to remind yourself to do the exercise.
Twin labs makes a supplement called Hair Factors which works well for some of these cases. I also recommend a parasite cleanse with many of these cases as roundworms and other parasites take nutrition away from the skin, nails, and hair–thus making hair dry and brittle with split ends and a fly-away texture. My personal preference is a “real drug” that is very safe called Pyrantel Pamoate which is a roundwormer commonly sold in feed stores. The human dose is the same as the dog dose. No, I can’t dispense it to you, but you could ask your medical doctor for a prescription (ask him/her to humor you.)
Eating more raw fruits and veggies, getting the right shampoos that are good for you, massage to the scalp and washing techniques to increase the blood flow to the head, finding the other core causes to the hair loss and attending to them through minerals, nutrition, supplements and vitamins are essential.
Yeast is also another cause of hair loss.
Now, I don’t normally spend this much time answering emails (especially without an exam) but it IS a common question, so I answered it and saved it as a rough draft for this month’s newsletter.
Product of the Month: Halvah, Sesame Seeds and Tahini
(Note: if you are blood type B, ignore this product—you shouldn’t eat it!)
Halva or Halvah is a confection sometimes known as Jewish fudge originating in the Balkans and Eastern Mediterranean regions. I use Halvah in my practice as a source of natural tyrosine. It works great for milder forms of depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder. The normal dose is 2 teaspoons to 2 tablespoons daily all year round. It’s cheaper than antidepressants and tastes great. Because it has lots of sesame seeds in it (the effective ingredient) it also has lots of calories, so taking it in medicinal amounts is much more effective than eating it a few ounces at a time which is how you purchase it.
Tyrosine acts as a precursor for the brain neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine. Now, this product does not work for clients whose brains are really out of whack and cannot be used as a substitute for some medications, but I will have to say that it seems to work for about 85% of all my depression cases. It, of course, does not work when you run out and feel you don’t need it anymore. You have to take it every day.
Halvah is made from ground sesame seeds, honey or sugar, with other ingredients such as dried fruit, pistachio nuts, farina (semolina), and almonds sometimes added. Cinnamon, cardamom, orange juice, chocolate and marshmallow root are also frequently added as flavorings. The ingredients are blended together, and then heated and poured into bars or long loaves.
The texture of tahini halvah is drier and more crumbly. This is the type that is most easily found in the United States and is made by the Joyva Company—at least on the West Coast. Semolina halva is more gelatinous and translucent—I have never tried this so wonder if it contains sesame seeds. If it doesn’t, it would not be affective for depression and SAD.
Health Benefits of Sesame Seeds
Sesame seeds are a very good source of copper, calcium, zinc, manganese, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, methionine, tyrosine, dietary fiber and monosaturated fats.
In addition to these important nutrients, sesame seeds contain two unique substances: sesamin and sesamolin—both of which belong to a group of special beneficial fibers called lignans, and have been shown to have several health benefits in humans including the prevention of high blood pressure, a source of Vitamin E, and as a liver protectant and cholesterol lowering food.
Just a quarter-cup of sesame seeds (that’s four tablespoons) supplies 74% of the daily value for copper, 31% of the daily value for magnesium, and 35% of the daily value for calcium.
Copper is known for its use in: reducing some of the pain and swelling of rheumatoid arthritis, has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects and is good for your tendons, ligaments, elastic tissues of the lungs, blood vessels, bones, joints, establishing proper sleep patterns in menopausal women, prevention of heart attacks and blood vessel spasms causing migraines and it acts to repair the retina of the eye (macular degeneration).
Calcium helps prevent colon cancer, osteoporosis, migraines and PMS. There is a little bit of controversy about sesame seeds and calcium, because there is a substantial difference between the calcium content of hulled versus unhulled sesame seeds. When the hulls remain on the seeds, one tablespoon of sesame seeds will contains about 88 milligrams of calcium. The calcium in the hulls, however, is in the form of calcium oxalate which is less absorbable in the body. When the hulls are removed, this same tablespoon will contain about 37 milligrams (about 60% less) calcium, but I was not able to find out what type of calcium this is.
Tahini is a spreadable paste made from ground sesame seeds and is usually made from hulled seeds (seeds with the hulls removed are called kernels), and so it will usually contain this lower amount of calcium. The term “sesame butter” can sometimes refer to tahini made from sesame seed kernels, or it can also be used to mean a seed paste made from whole sesame seeds.
Zinc is in high amounts in all nuts and seeds and is important for hundreds of biochemical pathways within the body. Zinc is especially good for building strong bones. I recommend pumpkin seeds often in my practice for benign prostate hyperplasia in men and for balancing out female hormones as the best seed and food source for zinc.
Phytosterols contained in nuts and seeds have a similar structure to cholesterol and work in the body to reduce cholesterol, enhance immune function and protect against cancer. Sesame seeds are one of the foods highest in phytosterols. Other foods rich in phytosterols include pumpkin seeds, pistachio nuts, soybeans, corn, and sunflower seeds.
Methionine—Sesame seeds are also a good source of the amino acid methionine, an important amino acid that helps in liver detoxification and with the absorption of other amino acids.
Sesame seeds have been used to relieve constipation and remove worms from the intestinal tract although I question their effectivity in the latter.
Sesame oil makes ideal massage oil because of its excellent emollient properties. Applied topically, sesame oil is thought to aid in healing chronic diseases of the skin. With its Vitamin E content, it is also a benefit to the heart and nervous system.
Here’s something interesting on how to use sesame oil in healing: Ayurvedic doctors say that their counterparts in Karachi, India, use sesame seed oil to dissolve plaque in coronary arteries. They place the patient face up and prone on a medical table, create a holding area over the heart by using mung bean paste as a dam, then place warmed, herbalized sesame seed oil in this crater-like holding area for twenty minutes a day for ten consecutive days. At the end of that time, according to the Ayurvedic physician, the patient has clear arteries.
Sesame Oil Therapy: Other Ayurvedic doctors use sesame oil to rinse the mouth for several minutes each day. They claim that the following illnesses can be effectively healed with the application of oil therapy: Headaches, bronchitis, lung and liver conditions, toothaches, thrombosis, blood diseases, arthrosis, paralysis, eczema, gastric ulcers, intestinal disorders, heart and kidney ailments, encephalitis, nervous conditions and female disorders. To read more about this therapy, go to: http://www.youthingstrategies.com/results.htm
Massage: Sesame oil is comprised of 40% linoleic acid and has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. Sesame oils, whether refined or unrefined, all contain about 14 grams of total fat per tablespoon. Sesame seeds contain 44 to 60 % oil and are high in Omega 6 and 9 fatty acids. The seeds are prone to rancidity but the oil is not because of its sesamol, a natural preservative within the oil.
Sesame oil stimulates antibody production and enhances immunity. It also has anti-cancer properties and has been shown to inhibit the growth of malignant melanoma. In India, it is very popular and is used as a daily oil massage which is called abhyanga (don’t ask me to pronounce that) and is an important aspect of Ayurveda. Its chemical structure gives it a unique ability to penetrate the skin easily, nourishing and detoxifying even the deepest tissue layers. Sesame oil is said to benefit all the seven tissues (Dhatus) and it is the best oil for balancing Vata but can also be used sparingly for Pitta and Kapha. Vata, Pitta and Kapha are doshas which is kind of like typing people into groups according to their likes/dislikes and tolerances of certain things.
For example, people with high Vata can be prone to anxiety, nerve and bone disorders, poor circulation, lowered immunity and bowel problems such as wind, constipation and irritable bowel. They tend towards excess dryness both externally and internally. Used regularly, sesame oil is wonderful for reducing stress and tension, nourishing the nervous system and preventing nervous disorders, relieving fatigue and insomnia, and promoting strength and vitality. Its warming effects enhance the circulation. Its relaxing properties ease pain and muscle spasm, such as sciatica, dysmenorrhea, colic, backache and joint pain. The antioxidants in sesame oil help to slow the ageing process and increase longevity. Regular oiling of the skin restores moisture to the skin, keeping it soft, flexible and young looking. It also lubricates the body internally, particularly the joints and bowels, and eases symptoms of dryness such as irritating coughs, cracking joints and hard stools.
Herbal or essential oils can be added to enhance a specific desired effect, e.g. lavender oil for stress and tension, frankincense for arthritic pain, myrrh for yeast infections or ginger to increase the circulation.
History of the Sesame Seed (Sesamun indicum)
- The name halvah (Hebrew/Jewish), means literally ‘sweetmeat’ but halvah is also known as helva (Turkish), halva, halawa, halwa (Hindi), halwi (Arabic), halawi, halava (Sanskrit), chalva or alwaa (Tamil).
- The root word is also the basis for the Arabic words for “good” (hala) and “very sweet” (hali).
- Sesame seeds may be the oldest condiment known to man dating back as early as 1600 BC. They are highly valued for their oil which is exceptionally resistant to rancidity.
- “Open sesame,” the famous phrase that opened the cave of the Arabian robbers den originated from Scheherazade’s story of intrigue and adventure, “Ali Baba and the Forty thieves” reflects the distinguishing feature of the sesame seed pod, which bursts open when it reaches maturity.
- Sesame seed plants are annuals. The seeds, which come in a wide variety of colors including white, yellow, black and red, can be served raw, toasted, hulled or unhulled. Sesame seeds are tiny, flat oval seeds with a nutty taste and a delicate, crunch. Hulled seeds are an ivory white. The average plant grows two to four feet high, some even up to 9 feet in height. The plant blossoms with white, pink or purplish flowers that develop into elongated pods containing numerous seeds stacked horizontally, one on top of the other, within the pod.
- The Babylonians, around 2100 to 689 B.C. used sesame oil for making exotic perfumes, for cooking, and as a medicine for snake bites. They used sesame seeds as a basis for wine and brandy, and for making sesame cakes.
- The Chinese used the oil as a light source but also to create soot from which they made their superior stick ink over 5,000 years ago. Ancient Chinese calligraphic works of art using stick ink made from sesame oil are still in existence in museums.
- Egyptians prescribed sesame seed as medicine about 1500 B.C. and used the oil for ceremonial purification.
- According to Assyrian legend, when the gods met to create the world, they drank wine made from sesame seeds. Hmm. . . they sure do make wine out of anything, don’t they?
- During the 1930s, the United States was importing 58 million pounds of sesame seeds a year mostly for producing oil—the major vegetable oil used by Americans at the time. Two events combined to shift the importation of these seeds to a mere 12 million pounds by the early 1950s: World War II and the development of inexpensive soybean and cottonseed oils.
- Sesame seeds were thought to have first originated in India and were mentioned in early Hindu legends. In these legends, tales were told in which sesame seeds represent a symbol of immortality. Hindus also use them as an offering to remove every particle of sin.
- Sesame seeds were one of the first crops processed for oil as well as one of the earliest condiments.
- The addition of sesame seeds to baked goods can be traced back to ancient Egyptian times from an ancient tomb painting that depicts a baker adding the seeds to bread dough.
- Sesame seeds were brought to the United States from Africa during the late 17th century.
- In 1956, a Pillsbury Bake-off contest winner changed the course of the downward spiraling sesame seed when she created an Open Sesame Pie. It was the hamburger bun, however, that put sesame seeds back into the spotlight. Today, it’s difficult to find hamburger buns without sesame seeds.
- Harvesting is labor-intensive and mostly done by hand in countries where labor is inexpensive such as in Central America, Mexico, China, India and Africa. Since the mature seedpods are quite fragile and will burst open easily, scattering the seeds to the ground, harvesting could not be done by machine until recently. In the middle of the 20th century, horticulturists developed a hybrid variety of sesame that did not scatter, thus allowing some machine harvesting techniques to be employed.
- In the United States, sesame seeds are grown in Arizona and Texas. For the U.S. to become a major producer, less fragile varieties of sesame seeds will have to be developed on a large scale so machine harvesting can keep the prices competitive with the present market.
How to Select and Store Sesame Seeds:
- Just as with any other food that you can purchase in the bulk section, make sure the bins containing the sesame seeds are covered and that the store has a good product turnover to ensure maximal freshness.
- Make sure there is no evidence of moisture. Smell the bin to ensure that the seeds smell fresh and are not rancid.
- Unhulled sesame seeds can be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry, dark place. Once the seeds are hulled, they are more prone to rancidity. These should be stored in the refrigerator or freezer.
How to Use Sesame Seeds:
- Add sesame seeds to the batter of homemade breads, muffins or cookies.
- Use Gomashio, to season your food. Gomashio is used in shojin-ryori, vegetarian cooking in the Japanese Buddhist monasteries. You can purchase Gomashio at your local health food store or make your own by grinding one part sea salt with twelve parts dry roasted sesame seeds using a mortar and pestle.
- Sesame seeds add a great touch to stir-fried or steamed vegetables. I’ve added them to fruit salad, but they seem to stick to the bowl instead of the fruit.
- To enhance their nutty flavor, sesame seeds can be toasted in a dry skillet over medium heat until golden brown.
- Make homemade granola and add lots of sesame and pumpkin seeds to the mix.
- Spread tahini (sesame paste) on toasted bread and drizzle with honey for a sweet treat.
- Combine toasted sesame seeds with rice vinegar, tamari and crushed garlic to use as a dressing for salads, vegetables and noodles.
- Sesame oil comes in two varieties, toasted and cold-pressed. Cold-pressed is golden in color and is best used in cooking where the oil does not leave and overpowering flavor. Toasted sesame oil is made from roasted sesame seeds, is darker in color with intense flavor. A teaspoon or two of this goes a long way. I use it in my Chinese Cabbage Salad recipe and when I sauté green beans.
- For the Green Bean recipe, use mostly regular sesame oil or olive oil, add a bit of toasted sesame oil, sauté the beans until a little bit brown, then add a handful of slivered almonds or sesame seeds and pour the juice of one lime on top of the beans after you removed them from the stove.
- There is often concern that vegans do not get a sufficient amount of zinc in their diet. Including sesame tahini in the diet supplies 1.17 mg zinc/tablespoon tahini.
Contraindications and Safety Precautions for Eating Sesame Seeds:
Sesame seeds are on the Blood Type B Avoid List according to Dr. Peter D’Adamo.
Sesame seeds are not a commonly allergenic food but do contain calcium oxalate in the hull of the seed so should not be used for people on low oxalate diets that have diseases such as gout, absorptive hypercalciuria type II, enteric hyperoxaluria, primary hyperoxaluria and possibly rheumatoid arthritis and people who form kidney stones or have kidney diseases. I’m a stone-former and sesame seeds and parsley don’t seem to bother me like other foods high in calcium oxalates such as spinach. About 80% of kidney stones formed by adults in the U.S. are calcium oxalate stones. It is not clear from the research that restriction of dietary oxalate helps prevent formation of calcium oxalate stones in individuals who have previously formed such stones.
Michael and I unsubscribed to a monthly subscription we had been getting for two years because we felt it was bringing in some excess negative energy into our house that we did not need. We don’t get TV and we no longer get the newspaper. Overall, we try to surround ourselves with people, places, things, books and movies that support a positive mental attitude. I don’t even knowingly let people touch any of my supplements or herbs if I know they have depressed energy. You may think we take these things to the extreme, and maybe we do, but it takes a lot of paying attention to stay focused and positive and we know that one person’s positive energy can cancel out a hundred or more people’s negative energy.
With that said, this month’s Media Review is on Wayne Dyer’s book, Inspiration: Your Ultimate Calling. There were some very special passages from Wayne’s book I want to share with you as an example of how wonderful it is. Wayne also suggests various ideas and exercises at the end of each chapter for putting the individual chapters to work in practical ways.
You get what you focus on (From page 9) Wayne relates this story: “At a recent lecture. . . a woman named Rolina De Silva approached me at the break to ask if I’d visit her teenage daughter, Alison, in the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Alison had been hospitalized for many, many months due to a rare disease that’s characterized by a breakdown of the lymphatic system. Her intestines had been perforated, so she was unable to process proteins and fats. . .and her prognosis was dismal at best.
“As I sat with Alison on my third visit with her, I held her hand and noticed that a scab was forming on the top of her hand from a minor injury brought about by an intravenous injection. Something came over me in that moment and I looked into the girl’s eyes and reminded her that the scab was a gift to her. It indicated that the essence of well-being (our Source) was working within her. I reminded her that all she had to do was to summon that same well-being to her abdomen. ‘You’re already connected to Sprit,’ I almost shouted, ‘otherwise you wouldn’t be growing a scab over that cut on your hand!’
“When I spoke with Rolina 14 months later, I asked if she remembered that day in the hospital when I held Alison’s hand and felt inspired by the scab. Rolina replied that that day was a new beginning for her daughter, as something inside of her opened. . .Today Alison is back home and actually doing work to raise money for that same hospital.”
Related to Depression. I often see clients who are on antidepressants yet their Life Force reading is below 60—a sure sign they are not on what I call their “God Path.” Wayne writes a paragraph on why this happens.
(From page 10) “Also, keep in mind that our creative force is a forthcoming energy. I find that when I emulate it, the result is inspiration flowing through my life, and I’m living a life that is my ultimate calling. If I feel called to something higher and then do nothing about it, I’ll generally find myself experiencing discontentment and disappointment. But when I act upon that calling by being in vibrational harmony with it, and by being willing to share it with as many people as possible, I feel inspired.”
(Denice’s Note: When my clients get to that point in their healing where they are sharing their gifts and passions with the world, the need for most of those antidepressants disappears.)
You manifest what you think about says Wayne. (Page 116) “Our expectations are virtual ideas that are manifesting right now in our life. Remember that we receive what we match up with energetically, so if we persist in expecting our ideas to work we’ll create an idea who time has come. It’s our job to shift the energy of our thoughts so that they harmonize with what it is that we truly wish to attract.”
Do you watch the news? Wayne says it’s addictive (Page 159) “We’re constantly subjected to this army of bad-news collectors who gather and disseminate low-vibrational energy for our consumption. Keeping in mind that being inspired is about feeling good and returning to our Source of love, it’s imperative to become aware of what we’re allowing into our consciousness.” He continues. “When we watch or listen to such messages, we can simply check in with our heart self and ask, ‘Is this a match to how I want to feel? If I continue to stay connected to these energies, will I feel good (God) or bad?”
(Denice’s Note: This month while I was looking for health in the news articles I did a Google search and checked out the World Health Organization’s website in that particular area. Well, within ten minutes I found myself actually thinking, “Gee, what’s the use. The whole world is going to die within the next decade or two anyway.” I know there is important information on that site, but I don’t think I’ll be visiting it again in the near future. I got up and went outside to rake leaves and reconnect with the Earth energy.)
How does one know when they are aligned with their God Path? (Page 228) “Feeling energized, content, excited, and happy are better indicators of our health and well-being than having our bodily functions assessed by a distant laboratory. A positive honest response to the question, ‘Does this [or will this] make me feel good?’ tells us immediately if we’re aligned with our Creative Source or not.”
What about life’s challenges? (Page 248) Wayne quotes one of my favorite poets (and I’m not really that fond of poetry, but I do love Rumi): “If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?”
So, that’s a taste of the book. I hope you purchase a copy and read it. Living by it would be just awesome as well! This world can use all the help it can get.
Tips and Tricks for a Healthier Life
Dear Dr. Moffat – please check out this link regarding the info you gave on surviving a heart attack: http://www.hoax-slayer.com/survive-heart-attack.html Thanks. Doris
Rebuttal: The above link lead to a page where it said the tip I put into last month’s newsletter was a hoax and that it wouldn’t work. I don’t believe it WAS a hoax. I don’t know who posts the ultimate answers on the hoax-slayer.com website. I guess I’m one to always question and wonder if everything they have on any site IS the final truth or not. I’ll leave that for you to decide, and I’ll still post things that I feel are helpful or important.
I learned from my cardiologist in veterinary school that coughing was indeed a way to put the heart back into rhythm (that’s why I included the tip in the newsletter) But if I were alone experiencing a heart attack with no alternatives, I’d darn tootin’ try it myself!
Over the years in various CPR classes and EMT classes I’ve taken, someone always comes up with an alternative for keeping the heart pumping so that the tissues can be oxygenated and the person can stay alive until a better treatment (hopefully quickly) is available. And every year they teach you why it won’t work. I figure that by coughing or even pushing the abdomen upwards toward the heart which should be able to move about 20-30% blood flow through the tissues—which is better than the alternative. At least you’ve tried something.
When we do a cesarean section on a dog, we rub the puppies extracted with a towel and then, if they still aren’t breathing we “swing” them. We support their little bodies in a towel, raise them over our heads then in a big arc, bring them down and between our legs, clean the nose of excess liquid then swing them some more. This action clears the lungs, but it also acts to push the guts up against the diaphragm in an attempt to get the heart started and the lungs expanded therefore oxygenating the blood. Seems to be the same kind of action as coughing to me. Oh well. . .moving on. . .
Global ideas bank: The Global Ideas Bank is part-suggestions box, part-ideas network and part-democratic think-tank, giving the “ordinary” person a chance to have their creativity recognized, rewarded and even put into practice. The Global Ideas Bank further aims to provide information and a community to help those individuals who wish to make their idea or project a reality in their own community. http://www.globalideasbank.org/site/home Check it out. It’s a pretty cool idea.
Healthy Recipes: Hummus
- 1 cup chickpeas – thoroughly cooked or canned (also called Garbanzo beans)
- 1/4 cup sesame tahini
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 – 3 cloves of garlic- minced
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon Celtic Sea Salt
Put chickpeas, minced garlic, tahini and salt into a blender. Blend and gradually add both the lemon juice and the olive oil. Hummus can be used as a dip or a spread. We used baked rice crackers and carrot chips for dipping or spread it on pita pocket sandwiches. Refrigerate leftovers.
I love your website! Dear Denice. It was so good to talk to you on the phone after having enjoyed studying your site for the past eight months. What a treasure! You have studied so much information and are so willing to share, it has been so refreshing to find such a site to study in my spare time. It is really a rarity! There are so many helpful things on it—things that are not so easy to find. I appreciate your willingness to be so real and open with all that comes your way and then turn around and bless the lives of others. I have been wanting to call and do a consultation with you, which I will do in the next week or so, but in the mean time, I’ll continue to share your site with others. Thank you again. Talk to you soon! Sincerely, JoLayne Wood in Dalton, GA
(Denice’s Note: This was the Angel that called to tell me that my Bonus Report was working! Thanks JoLayne. Here’s to a long and wonderful relationship for the both of us!)
Inspiration & Perspective: Life in Five Short Chapters
This is one of my favorites. I think about it a lot when I’m trying to blame someone else for MY misfortune, and it just seems to put things into perspective for me and helps me to laugh and move on.
Life in Five Short Chapters
I walk down the street.
There’s a deep hole in the sidewalk.
And I fall in.
I am lost. I am helpless. It isn’t my fault.
It takes forever to find a way out.
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend I don’t see it. I fall in again.
I can’t believe I am in the same place.
But it isn’t my fault.
It takes a long time to get out.
I walk down the same street and there is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I see it there, and still I fall in.
It’s a habit.
But my eyes are open and I know where I am.
It is my fault and I get out immediately.
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.
I walk down a different street.
By Portia Nelson
This is from an auto responder by Kate Nowak from Live More Abundantly Productions I subscribe to that seems to fit this month’s cases. http://www.mayyoubeblessedmovie.com/health.html Today’s heartfelt blessing:
“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow. It only saps today of its joy.” – Leo Buscaglia, American author
Worry has never healed a body, solved a problem, brought a love back, or created a problem-free future. And no one, at the end of life, has ever said they wished they’d worried more. On a day like today, so filled with possibilities, there are an infinite number of things we can do to make our lives better. Worry is not one of them.
What’s New at Our House?
Oh, here’s a good one. Michael had cut out pictures of a water softener system and a reverse osmosis system for us to manifest. So, we had a booth up at the Lewis County Fair this month (which was a long and tedious weekend) demonstrating all the great water products that he offers through EcoWater Systems of Moscow. While packing the truck up to go home, we accidentally dropped that particular water softener system off the dolly. So, now we have a system. . . I hope it works! I told Michael we needed to take the picture of the RO system down now because this manifesting thing was costing way too much money this month! Sometimes you have to be very specific on how you plan to manifest things.
We headed over to Missoula, Montana for a short weekend getaway near the end of the month. I really needed to just sit in the mineral waters at Lolo Hot Springs. I haven’t been my usual self lately—kind of fell into that perimenopausal mode with all of life’s happenings. I haven’t been the nicest to some of my clients. I thought a short break would calm my nerves a bit. My heartfelt apologies for those of you I have not shown my usual patience with. Lord, make this transition into the next phase of my life short!
Neal Donald Walsh’s Conversations with God is coming out in movie form this month. Michael and I saw the trailer and have been keeping tabs on its production for several months. Look for it in the larger theaters around the United States. Here’s the link: http://www.cwgthemovie.com
And Dan Millman’s, The Peaceful Warrior movie is also out. For a location, go to: http://www.peacefulwarriormovie.net/main.html?deeplink=trailer
That’s it for this Month!
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Dr. Denice Moffat is a practicing naturopath, medical intuitive, and veterinarian working on the family unit (which includes humans and animals) through her phone consultation practice established in 1993. She has a content-rich website at www.NaturalHealthTechniques.com and free newsletter.