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Acid water: While many, if not most drinking water sources in the US are slightly alkaline, many, many others are slightly-to-very acidic. Water from shallow wells, springs, rivers, creeks, lakes are very likely to be acidic. It’s best to check your water and know approximately what the pH of it is. The pH of water can change from season to season and your body can handle acid water to some extent but drinking acid liquids over time can wreak havoc on your body.
Is your body acid? How do you alkalize your body? What are the symptoms of an acid body? Do you cry often? Have skin problems such as acne or psoriasis? Stiff Joints? Blurred vision? You might have an acid body. How to self-diagnose and repair an acid body with foods.
Health in the News: Sniff Test for Alzheimer’s “Tests that measure the sense of smell may soon become common in neurologists’ offices. Scientists have been finding increasing evidence that the sense of smell declines sharply in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, and now...
Yucca root (Yucca aloifolia) capsules: Great for inflammation and swelling associated with arthritis. Eating for your blood type really helps. Many people and dogs (but not cats) do well with MSM.
I’ve spent quite a bit of time over the years wishing I could see auras and spending money on videos, books, and really cheapo (but expensive) blue glasses so I could learn how to see the aura consistently, but I have not been able to see auras consistently as of yet. The one thing I did notice when studying all these materials was none of the resources really provided a full list of the colors and how to interpret them. That really bugged me, so I took a few days and gleaned the internet finding resources on the color combinations.
Breathing and Meditation go hand in hand and are essential for optimal health. How do YOU meditate? What works for you? What do you feel in your body? I know I’m not the only one to admit that I have a difficult time meditating. Here are some answers I received from the above question on an interactive Conscious Evolution (way back when) in addition to my own exploration on the topic the last couple of decades. I hope one of these methods will help you on your meditative journeys.
Tips and Tricks for a Healthier Life: Building the habits of health Even in times of dearth there are things you can do to step closer to your health goals by: Choosing to believe in the process even when you think your program is not working (law of attraction) Doing...
Radiation Shields and cell phone usage: People ask me all the time if they should put those radiation shield gimmicks on their phones, computers and other electrical equipment. Save your money. These shields give us a false sense of security by reducing connection quality. The phone is then forced to transmit at higher powers with higher radiation.
The Chakra System is comprised of a series of swirling energy fields. Each chakra influences our body and the diseases it manifests. Sometimes chakra work is the key to the underlying cause of disease.
By showering in chlorinated and chloramine-laced water we are directly exposing ourselves through the skin and respiratory tract with a concentration of chlorine equaling up to 50 glasses of chlorinated water a day! Just one more major chemical we are exposing ourselves to. It is important to get and use a good shower filter! You can purchase a good one for about $40.
Chlorine in drinking water. ..OK, so why not just minimize the exposure and shower or bathe less frequently? Well, 30% of all body toxins are excreted through the largest organ of our body–the skin. Bathing every day can be a critical key for those with chronic diseases and for those who want to prevent disease. Not bathing can increase the acid buildup in our body. Disease processes thrive in acid environments.”
Coconut Products Coconut products seem to be all the rage these days. I believe the Nursery industry is the root of this as they feel we are running out of peat moss. Coconut coir is more sustainable, cheaper and the product takes about 2 more years to break down than...
Now why would anyone want to do an enema, let alone a coffee enema? Well. . . Coffee enemas are used routinely in the process of detoxification to stimulate the liver, control pain, nausea, general nervous tension and depression. To make enemas the most effective, the patient should lie on their right side with both legs drawn up close to the abdomen. . .The caffeine is absorbed from the fluid within ten minutes through the hemorrhoidal veins directly and is then transported directly through the portal veins and into the liver. This stimulates the production of bile and gets that elimination system moving.
Are you color blind? Well, if you haven’t heard, there’s a new game in town to help you see the red and green colors as everyone else sees them. In the United States alone, 8-12% of all men and 1% of all women are color blind. Enchroma glasses work by shielding your...
Common Drinking Water Contaminants: In today’s industrialized society we use over 75,000 toxic chemicals, 2100 of which have already been found in our public water supplies.
This is a diagnosis scheme taught to us in our veterinary radiology class. We’d stand in front of X-ray viewing boxes for hours looking at radiographs saying “DAMNIT, what could this be?. . .D is for degenerative, disorders, developmental”. . .duh. . .until our eyes blurred or we just didn’t care anymore! The DAMNIT Scheme for diagnosis. Of course I’ve added a few extra terms you don’t need when looking at radiographs, but you get the general idea. It covers a lot of ground.
Detoxification is a part of a health program. Disease happens through poor eating habits, overwork, stuffing your emotions, eating too many cooked foods, too much sugar, salt, caffeine, drugs, vaccines, tension, depression, lack of proper rest, lack of exercise, environmental contamination of the air/water/food and the retention of metabolic wastes (constipation). The only effective way to “cure” disease is to eliminate the causes. The body should be cleansed in this order: Bowels, liver, kidneys, blood and lymph.
Your Drinking Water: RO systems are recommended by the US Department of Health & Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as one of the most effective ways of protecting residential drinking water.
Enema Tips and Tricks, oh my! Herbs, oils, juices, teas—what to put in an enema and why. Enemas best suited for various diseases like cancer, AIDS, malabsorption and other chronic diseases.
In the 1960’s NASA discovered mineral compounds that were able to generate far infrared waves. Businesses world-wide jumped at the opportunity to produce a wide variety of products using these new fiber compounds. I use many of these products for my own health such as FIR comforters, knee and wrist wraps, and one of my favorite kitchen gadgets, a FIR ceramic thawing plate.
Fingernail Analysis: A good practitioner of this art can look at a patient’s nails, tongue, eyes, skin and even (if they are really good) shoe wear and the pattern of moles and freckles and be able to tell which organs are weak and which are healthy. Since the nails are the last to receive oxygen because they are the farthest from the heart, they are often the first to show signs of disease processes.
Damaged Fingernails and Health A while back I spent most of two days reading 38 sets of fingernails and shoes at the Body, Soul, Spirit Festival in Moscow Idaho at the Latah County Fairgrounds. I hadn’t done that kind of thing in several years; the last time being at...
The fluoride added to drinking water is hydrofluoric acid and is man-made. In the hydrofluoric acid form, fluoride has no nutrient value at all and it is one of the most caustic of industrial chemicals. Today more than 60% of US municipal water supplies are fluoridated. Huge amounts of kids have little white fluorosis spots on their teeth from too much fluoride.
Food Poisoning and ACV Hi Denice. I’m experiencing some lower GI distress. Wondering if I picked up a bacteria, a virus or am just dealing with nerves/emotional exhaustion or kundalini symptoms. So much deep wound healing going on lately! Anyway, wanting to know if...
Glandulars are whole organs that are dried at low temperatures and ground up then put into capsules. They are given for general support of various organs. Protomorphogens however are like homeopathics. They promote healing over time. Protomorph products are composed of nuclear proteins and used to supply a better RNA/DNA template so that the body can assemble available nutrients to repair damaged tissue in the glands being treated. What differentiates protomorphogens from glandulars from cytosol extracts is the patented extraction process. Most people respond to glandulars with fewer side effects. It’s hard to build an allergy to Protomorphogens.
Hard vs. Soft Water: If you are on a private well, YOU, AND YOU ALONE are responsible for the safety of the water your family uses. You are encouraged to test your water supply, at least, once every two – five years and more often under certain conditions.
What is a Healing Crisis or Herxheimer reaction, healing crisis symptoms, How to tell the difference between disease and healing crisis, how to get through it faster, exercise and case study.
Now, here is the interesting part in Homeopathic History. . . By studying the records of accidental poisonings from other commonly used medicines such as mercury, arsenic, belladonna and silver nitrate and by testing poisons on himself, Hahnemann discovered what homeopathic dose of these substances would cure the symptom.
Homeopathic Use: One case I recall where the woman proved the homeopathic was when she was taking some Herpes drops every day (for prevention). She came down with a whopping case of herpes symptoms then wondered where she had gone wrong. I wondered why she was ordering so much remedy (and this is why I only dispense to people after establishing a client-patient relationship) but she kind of tricked me. She said she had lost a bottle then she wanted another bottle to keep at work and I didn’t realize she was taking it when it wasn’t necessary.
You will have to research and pick a juicer that you can both afford and that will fit your lifestyle and needs. Here are some things to look for to help simplify your decision making process.
Health in the News: Improvest Vaccine This is old news but revisited from a recent interview with Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms (https://www.polyfacefarms.com/ ). Apparently the FDA approved use of a vaccine called Improvest in 2011 in the swine industry. As...
We love our ionic minerals. We take these liquid minerals every day. Every day you don’t get your minerals you are chopping off a few hours or a few days of your life. There is no such thing as “eating right” in this day and age. If the minerals aren’t in the soil where the food is grown, they are not in our foods.
Is fasting safe? Count on it. Proponents of fasting declare that aging is not commensurate with calendar years, but rather with the health of the cells. During fasting, the concentration of toxins removed from the body and appearing in the urine can increase ten-fold.
If your animal is shaking its head, scratching at one ear, or has gotten an attitude problem recently (especially when you are rubbing their head), PLEASE have the ear canal checked by your local veterinarian. Grass awns (also called foxtails) can easily penetrate the...
Juice Fast tips and how to make your juice fast even better! Fasting dips: During fasting, toxins are loosened and cleansed from the body, cell by cell, even within deep tissue. At certain times of your fast you may experience feelings of weakness, discouragement, negativity and an overpowering urge to just want to quit. Little things may seem like big things and emotions, memories and hurts you have harbored from the past are trying to come out. During these times, breathe, meditate, talk to someone who has experienced fasting, pray and do an enema. Tomorrow things will look different.
What do your lab test results and lab tests mean? How do you interpret lab results? Lab result interpretation for dummies–well, not really, but at least you can understand most of it! I use this document to muscle test why a person or critter has an abnormal lab result. We can go on to build some suggestions on how to overcome dis-ease from gathering all the clues together.
Lemon Rind to Smoothies: Adding 1/3 Lemon with the rind to your morning smoothie will cut the bitter green taste of the veggies. Lemon peel also contains rutin (a Vitamin C) that will help to make the blood vessels stronger so that it cuts down on bruising (an issue...
Health in the News: Listeriosis (March 3, 2014) 1 Dead, Babies Ill from Listeria Linked to Cheese Listeria monocytogenes Michael and I were talking the day before this came up on the internet about cheese contamination. He mentioned the possibility of E. coli from the...
How to use magnets and magnetic therapy, what to expect and the contraindications against using this type of therapy.
The uses of muscle testing are astounding and never ending. It is an awesome and powerful tool. My personal favorite of all the techniques I’ve learned. I believe learning how to muscle test can help us access our higher guidance and allow us to listen to our higher self through the guidance of Spirit.
Using Muscle Testing to the best advantage: Over the years I have answered many, many questions about muscle testing, how muscle testing is used, how to make muscle testing more accurate, how people misuse it, and what things to pay attention to. This is a culmination of all those questions. Some people (like young children) pick this up and go with it yet others (usually adults) don’t have the confidence that it takes to use and rely on the muscle testing technique.
Nitrates and nitrites in our drinking water: In 1974, Congress passed the Safe Drinking Water Act. This law requires EPA to determine safe levels of chemicals in drinking water which do or may cause health problems. These non-enforceable levels, based solely on possible health risks and exposure, are called Maximum Contaminant Level Goals.
Powassan Tick Borne Virus More Deadly than Lyme’s Tick-borne Powassan Virus mutates I’d never heard of this virus when I read about it in the American Nurseryman Journal a few months back. Powassan Virus is carried by the Ixodes scapularis (Black-legged or Deer tick)....
Radon is produced by the radioactive decay of radium in the ground. Granites and other rocks may contain high concentrations of radium and produce significant amounts of radon. Aquifers in these rocks accumulate the radon, increasing the concentration in the water. The highest radon concentrations in water are found in ground water supplies. Radon is more common in smaller ground water supplies . . . those serving 25 or fewer people.
Roundup Weedkiller Linked to Global Epidemic of Fatal Kidney Disease Article posted on 2/25/14 written by Sayer Ji (Summarized by Denice Moffat) “The mystery of what is causing thousands to die each year from a fatal kidney disease may now be solved, with evidence...
Your shoes and shoe wear can give us clues to what is wrong in your body by evaluating where you put pressure when you walk. Sometimes people shift their weight away from certain reflexology points to avoid a mild form of discomfort. At other times you will put extra pressure on reflexology points to stimulate energy and circulation to area. This is only one of the body’s attempts to heal what ails it.
Shower filters. How many people have them? Do you need a shower filter? It has been shown that our body takes in more chemicals during a ten minute shower than from drinking a gallon of the same water. Are you aware of the fact that dermal absorption and inhalation of chlorine and other chemicals while showering has now been linked to breast cancer, bladder cancer, asthma and other ailments? During a hot shower the pores of our skin open and allow for an accelerated rate of absorption.
Insomnia – If your mind is racing, your muscles are tight, and the more you try to relax, the tenser you get, you have insomnia. There are two kinds of insomnia: difficulty falling asleep and difficulty staying asleep through the night. Some people experience both challenges. But that’s just one thing that can rob you of sleep. There’s more. . .
Springs producing spring water are susceptible to contamination by surface water, especially during rainstorms. Contamination sources include livestock, wildlife, crop fields, forestry activities, septic systems, and fuel tanks located upslope from the spring outlet. Changes in color, taste, odor, or flow rate indicate possible contamination by surface water. To protect springs you can take the following measures.
Sweating and hydrothrapy. Using a sweat lodge, sauna, or steam bath is another technique in getting the skin to rejuvenate and open its pores. It would be nice to have all these things available to you when you are sick, but the facts are that you have to use what is in your environment that is available to you. These modalities are becoming more common and I’ve seen mobile units spring up these last few years that will actually come to your house for you. Try them. . .you’ll like them!
Which tooth or teeth in your mouth are having problems? This could be why certain body parts are having problems. Each part of the body is integrally associated with other structures in the body like a hologram. All these systems communicate with each other.
How would you feel if you decided not to vaccinate your child and he/she came down with polio? I have several clients with Post Polio Syndrome, and let me tell you, their life is constant and unending pain. Granted, you may have a bank account large enough to overcome a case of Parvo in your puppy (if it survives,) but is it worth it for the puppy to have to go through that? Or Feline Leukemia in your cat? Vaccines are cheap and effective insurance for these deadly and debilitating diseases. Now let me give you some other options.
Tongue diagnosis: A normal tongue is pink in color, medium thickness, no cracks, ulcers, no teeth marks and with a light white moist coat (with root) on it. It has a look of aliveness and is supple (not stiff). There is no movement (quivering, trembling, side-to-side motion, curling or shifting to one side.) A healthy tongue looks like a piece of freshly killed meat.
The urinalysis measures the presence and amount of a number of chemicals in the urine, which reflect much about the health of the kidneys, along with cells that may be present in the urine. We try to identify crystals, bacteria, yeast, red cells, white cells (indicating infection), something called a cast (which is a clump of sloughed cells from inside the tiny renal filtration tubules), sperm and even the occasional parasite. This lets us know if we are dealing with infection, diet or metabolism disorders, and what part of the urinary system is in trouble.
“Well,” I hear you commenting already, “what about all those side effects, governmental conspiracies to give whole populations AIDS, vaccine induced Autism and mercury toxicity I read about caused specifically by the vaccines?” Many studies on the other side of pro-vaccinating show conclusively that more people die when they are NOT given the vaccines than are affected adversely when given vaccines. “But, what it if were YOUR child that ended up with Autism?” You counter.
Water analysis: If your water comes from a well, a spring, a creek, river, reservoir, etc. I recommend you have your water analyzed by a professional testing laboratory. If there isn’t a professional laboratory nearby; your local Health Department may guide you to the laboratory they use. If professional laboratory water analysis is not available in your local area many laboratories accept water samples by mail.
Private Wells and private water systems may have high levels of contaminants. Private water systems may have improperly sealed (or unsealed) well heads and/or unsealed or open holding tanks. The risks here are the presence of algae, decaying plant matter, insects, animal waste products and bacteria. If you live in farming country, live near a feedlot, or near a poorly designed septic system, Nitrates can be a serious problem, as well. High nitrate levels and that of some other contaminants can be seasonal. You may need to test for nitrates more than once during the year.
Water Filters. Do you need one? In America we use more than 75,000 toxic chemicals every day and new ones are being developed every year. We are learning the hard way that many of the chemicals we use ultimately appear in the water we drink. Through the natural processes of the hydrologic cycle Mother Earth recycles the same water over and over. She does not create “new” water. As we use more chemicals, the levels of those chemicals in our water supply increases proportionately.
Repairing the Salt Bridge Lorena telephoned to say, “Michael, my water is no longer “soft”. What might be the problem?” Hi Lorena. While there are several possible causes for water softener or water conditioner failure; a “Salt bridge” is the most common....
Water that stains: My hair is orange, my coffee is purple, my white clothes are ruined, and I have red stains in my sinks and toilets — help! Red stains – are most often caused by iron (rust) in the water. Testing is needed to determine the amount and the type of iron you have. Iron in water may be: ferrous or ferric.
Water that Stinks. . .You Can Fix It Yourself! A water softener can be sanitized by pouring Hydrogen Peroxide or Chlorine Bleach in the brine well of the salt tank and starting the regeneration cycle. Prior to taking this action; check with the seller or manufacturer for a recommendation on the concentration and amounts for your specific softener.
The body’s natural state is health, so what causes disease? Disease happens on a cellular level. All disease is ultimately a breakdown in function of the body’s cells. When this happens, it creates “fertile soil” for the dis-ease process. This breakdown is accomplished by less than perfect eating habits, stress, stuffing emotions, eating too many cooked foods and too much sugar, salt, caffeine, drugs, vaccines, tension, depression, lack of proper sleep, lack of exercise, environmental contamination of the air/water/food and the retention of metabolic wastes (constipation, lack of sweating, blocked lymphatic channels). The only effective way to “cure” disease is to eliminate the causes.
Normal bowel movements should be brown to light brown, formed but not hard or too soft, cylindrical but not flattened on any side, fairly bulky and full bodied but not compact, easy to pass, and it shouldn’t have an extremely foul smell. Bowel movements should be in one piece, about the size and shape of a banana being tapered at the end. Sometimes this will not be discernable if the feces breaks up in the toilet. Some people feel that if the body is absorbing all the minerals from the food that the stool will float. Others believe that the stool should sink. I think the important thing is that there are no air bubbles in the stool and that it doesn’t drop like a brick in the toilet. It should be somewhere in between.
Say you go to a doctor because your ankle hurts. You took a pretty bad fall and twisted it. We’d make some basic assumptions from the clue of trauma and twisting motion to rule in sprain, strain, fracture (compound, compressed, or spiral), and periosteal bruising. These would be high on the rule out list. But let’s say we asked some more questions and found out that you were 80 years old, arthritic, haven’t taken care of yourself and cancer runs in your family.
After many years of exploration, I have learned that there is something good to learn from everybody. Don’t “throw the baby out with the bath water” if you don’t vibrate positively with a certain healer. Glean what works for you and move on. Don’t be afraid to explore new healing modalities. Shifting and returning to practitioners you have not seen for several years also helps. As you grow, so does your lens of perspective and understanding. What one practitioner says to you today may mean something totally different to you years from now. What you don’t understand, put on the “Cosmic Bookshelf.”
Ahh the yin-yang concept. It can be confusing. All things we come in contact with either have Yin qualities, Yang qualities, or are a mixture of both. Nothing is either totally Yin or totally Yang. Everything lies on a continuum of either more yin or more yang and the qualities are only in relation to one another.