NATURAL HEALTH TECHNIQUES NEWSLETTER

January, 2007 Issue    Vol. 3 No.1

(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:  

  • From Dr. Moffat’s Desk Follow up from last newsletter
  • Health in the News: Strange Pregnancy
  • Case of the Month: None this month
  • What’s New on the Website? 100 Ezine Article Project Completed!
  • Ask Dr. Moffat: Hyperthyroidism and increased glucose in the blood
  • Product of the Month: None this month
  • Media Reviews: Movie—Saint Ralph © 2005   Music: An Other Cup by Yusuf (Formerly Cat Stevens)
  • Tips and Tricks for a Healthier Life: Kidney flush technique, Dropped Bladder technique
  • Healthy Recipes: Beef Stew
  • Client Testimonials: Affirmations and EFT, Biodent and tooth pitting, Seborrhea in African Americans
  • Inspiration & Perspective: Making It Happen from the Daily Om
  • What’s New at Our House? Untwinned is out! Dog Fancy Magazine article is out.  Vaccination clinic fundraiser. We are now grandparents! Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic
  • Local Events: Boise, ID Holistic Faire, Winter Ice Festival in McCall, ID

(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.) 

From Dr. Moffat’s Desk:

We started out 2006 by making a list of the top 100 things we accomplished so that we could look at the list and go, “Wow! We are pretty special!” (Instead of focusing on those things that we didn’t get around to doing and making New Year’s Resolutions.) We both liked that exercise, so I think we will do that again this year. I like making goals, but resolutions are a bit trickier for me. 

This year’s focus for me was to continue going into my biggest fear—technofear. I really did learn a lot more about how to manage and work on my website this year. I think I’m ready to move onto a new fear for 2007. It will be year seven of my “jump into your biggest fears” project. I’m not going to share what my new biggest fear is as it makes me hyperventilate to think about it. I’ll wait until I overcome it. 

Addendums to last month Case of the Month: You know how when you get a great recipe from someone and they unintentionally have omitted one of the key ingredients to the recipe? Well, I have to apologize. Last month the Case of the Month was on Hyperthyroidism. The woman responded within two weeks and actually became hypothyroid. Her doctor then wanted to put her on thyroid medication for the rest of her life. She called and I rechecked her supplements, but there were no changes. Apparently those supplements were all working on her system to normalize the thyroid. 

We are going to hang in there a couple more months to see if everything comes back to normal. I was wondering to myself how come she responded so soon and what actually caused her problems in the first place and it dawned on me that not less than a half-mile from her home I had another client with the same problem! Only he was not responding as quickly as she was. So, I thought, “What’s the difference in what the Guides told me to do?” 

Ahh. No real difference, but the other client opted out of part of the treatment recommendation. I lent the most recent client our magnetic mattress pads! I do believe electromagnetic field problems are causing many of these cases and part of that has to do with cell towers. The magnetic mattress is recharging the system and protecting against the Electromagnetic Field (EMF) damage. I feel it every time I’m away from our own mattress for more than a few days. When I come home, I sleep like a rock for two days in an attempt to reground my system. 

And when I accidentally forget to put on my magnetic necklace I have a really slow thinking and brain dead day. Then I evaluate my day and think, “Now what did I do different today?” I figure it out when I go to brush my teeth and see my necklace on the sink! So, any of you having these problems may want to review my Electro Magnetic Field Repair Handout. I always keep my options open for products that protect us from cell phone towers. I really haven’t found anything that my Guides say work, although there are a lot of products out there (and the promoters try to get you to think that they work and are backed up by research.) 

Well, poo. I tried to reorder White Oak Bark because I am out and apparently I have started a feeding frenzy with my Periodontist’s Worst Nightmare article about how it heals gum infections. Starwest Botanicals is OUT OF STOCK! So…if you have found a source that’s good, please let me know. We prefer certified organic. Thanks! 

Health in the News:

Woman didn’t know she was 9 months pregnant. Bellevue—Amanda Brisendine attributed the 30 pounds she gained in the past year to an abandoned smoking habit and rich food. So when she went to the hospital with sharp stomach pain, she wasn’t expecting to leave with a newborn son. 

“I don’t know how I didn’t know. I just didn’t know,” Brisendine said Tuesday from her bed at Overlake Medical Center’s Birthing Center, where she delivered Alexander Joseph Britt by caesarean section. 

The 26-year-old Renton woman went to Group Health Cooperative’s Eastside campus last Saturday after experiencing several days of abdominal pain so intense that she called in sick from work. 

Doctors examined her and performed a pregnancy test that showed she was nine months pregnant. “I was so shocked, I was nauseous,” said Brisendine, whose boyfriend Jason Britt didn’t believer her at first. “I thought she was lying,” said Britt, 33. 

Already mother to a 14-month-old daughter, Melodies, Brisendine said she didn’t experience typical pregnancy symptoms, like a missed menstruation, morning sickness, fatigue or food cravings. “Everything was normal as far as I knew,” she said. (From Associated Press Approx. Nov. 23, 2006) 

Case of the Month: None this month 

What’s New on the Website:  

Thank your for your continued support! I receive emails daily from around the world telling me how helpful my website is for them. I appreciate your emails and will continue to add information as I can on what interests you. Keep those questions and input coming and I’m sorry I can’t answer all your questions! 

100 Ezine Article Project Completed! About a year ago I made a commitment to myself to write and publish 100 articles that could be picked up and used in other people’s newsletters. Well. . .that was a huge project, and I’m proud to say I’ve finally completed it! Some days of that project were totally grueling! You can view summaries of all the articles at:  https://www.ezinearticles.com/?expert=Denice_Moffat 

The interesting thing about completing that goal is that I found I can see what articles are in most demand. This year, I’ll take the top 20 articles and expand on those topics by researching what other questions people have that I have not yet attended to. Then I’ll post the expanded versions as separate web pages on my site. 

Ask Dr. Moffat: 

Hello Dr. Moffat, my name is June and I was on your site for lab values.  My granddaughter has had a work up for thyroid and it shows she is hyperthyroid.  Her glucose is up and I noted that you wrote about elevated glucose levels for hyperthyroidism, but to me it does not make sense.  I thought her glucose would be down.  So could you explain it to me, if you get a chance? Thank you. 

June: Here’s what I think is happening. The extra flood of thyroid hormones (which speeds up every cell in the body) is mobilizing the sugar and fats stored in the liver. This increases the sugar in the bloodstream so that it can feed  all those cells whose metabolism has been increased by the extra thyroid hormone. 

It is also thought that thyroid elevations can cause insulin resistance. When this happens the brain thinks it doesn’t have enough sugar in the cells (and especially the brain cells), so allows more sugar to come in through the gut AND it makes the body think it needs to eat more so more sugar will be available for the cells (when it really doesn’t need it). To make things worse, the person often craves the high-sugar foods so the cycle continues out of control. 

So, now the body has lots of glucose in the bloodstream that surrounds and feeds the cells, but the cells don’t always let this sugar in because the insulin receptors are not recognizing the sugar (from the insulin resistance). So sugar keeps building up and up. 

On top of that, sugar causes copper deficiency. Copper helps the cells become less insulin resistance by making the pancreas healthier so it can produce healthy insulin. What a vicious cycle! Bummer, eh? 

This is just an example of how one disease affects many other systems in the body. Getting to the core cause of illness is where it’s at to stop and reverse the mess. 

Movie Review: Saint Ralph © 2005    

“A heart-warming story about chasing miracles!” 

Fourteen-year-old Ralph Walker has a case of raging hormones that land him in all kinds of mischievous trouble. His Catholic school headmaster makes him join the track team as a punishment. It is here that he discovers a gift for long distance running. When told his comatose mother won’t recover without a miracle, Ralph decides to create one. He intends to win the Boston Marathon. Little does he know, he’s in for the run of his life. 

No matter where he turns, people try to tell him it can’t be done. Instead of compassion, they stuff his clothes in a toilet, ridicule him, and generally try to break him emotionally. But Ralph won’t quit. He thinks that by winning the marathon (the movie is set in the early 1950’s,) his mom will come out of the coma. 

It’s a story where one little person touches hundreds of lives in a positive way. Michael and I watched it on New Year’s Eve and we think it’s a 5-star movie. He ultimately follows the three Catholic rules necessary to create a miracle—1) To have faith in himself, 2) To be pure of mind and heart, and 3) To pray. 

A priest who once was a world-class runner who gave it up after an injury, his best friend—a neighbor who has known him since he was small and a girl he developed a crush on all help him through his struggles. 

What I liked about the movie is that it is a good example of the phrase, “it takes a village to raise a child.” We sometimes don’t really know how much we influence the character of people as they grow up. Even the little things are remembered in shaping a young brain. 

Ralph was supposedly living with his grandparents while his mom was in the hospital. In actuality, he was living alone in his deceased grandparent’s home and pawning everything they had owned to pay bills. His friend would write the necessary notes and forge the necessary signatures so that people would think Ralph had people looking after him. Hey. . . a kid does what he/she has to do to survive! 

Even though he was not doing well in school, the headmaster allowed him to stay in school. Ralph visits his mom every day and uses many of the same techniques to stimulate her nervous system that I used on my coma patient last year. That was neat to see. 

There are some points in the film where you may have to discuss what masturbation is if you watch it with the younger crowd, but for you Catholics out there, you will already know about that, and what confession and purgatory are all about! And sex is part of life. Those scenes are not graphic, but they do leave little to a young boy’s imagination. Ralph’s language is a bit rough around the edges at times as well.

Ralph (Adam Butcher) believed in himself and believed he could perform a miracle to get his mom out of a coma. Some say to never tell your dreams to anyone because they may pour negative energy your way. Ralph never let the naysayers have a negative affect on him no matter what. 

You will see much more of this new actor I’m sure. He’s really great.

Media Review:  An Other Cup by Yusuf (Formerly Cat Stevens) 

A global superstar, Cat Stevens became one of the most important figures in the folk-rock movement of the decade. Now known as Yusuf Islam, the journey back to his music making has taken 28 long years. The millions who bought the records he made as Cat Stevens back in the ’60s and ’70s had always hoped that one day they would again hear his mellow voice and intimate, thought-provoking songs. He wrote and performed many of my favorite songs such as “Wild World,” “Peace Train,” “Moonshadow,” and “Oh Very Young,” among many others.  His music was also featured in one of my favorite movies about life and death, the 1971 cult film classic, Harold and Maude

The best-known and most widely respected figure in British Muslim society today,

Yusuf celebrates the 40th anniversary of his first hit with his newest album, An Other Cup. Yusef’s comment about that album is, “When I picked up the guitar again it was like a floodgate,” he says. “Ideas and melodies floated in without effort.” 

Born Steven Georgiou into a Greek-Cypriot and Swedish family household, he grew up in London and attended a Roman Catholic school. He had his first pop hit before he was out of his teens with I Love My Dog. Then in 1968 when he appeared to have it all, he was struck down with tuberculosis which proved to be a key moment in his life. 

“I was working three shows a night and overdoing everything and it resulted in me contracting tuberculosis,” he recalls. “Because I was close to death, I started to think more purposefully about the meaning of life and why we are here. That was the beginning of my search for something beyond that eventually led me on a long journey.” 

After a lengthy period of recovery, he re-emerged in 1970 with the album Mona Bone Jakon and a new, more reflective style. He followed with Tea for the Tillerman (1970) and Teaser and the Firecat (1971), albums that defined the sensitive singer-songwriter and inspired a generation. Meanwhile, songs such as Peace Train and Morning Has Broken reflected the inner quest he had already embarked upon. 

“I was always seeking, and my songs reflect that very clearly,” he says today. “I was looking beyond the surface of the material world and wanted to find some higher truth.  I started to study different religions – Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, Zen, even numerology and astrology. I was looking everywhere. If you delve into my songs and lyrics, you will find the narrative of my life—where I was going, what I was thinking, what I was feeling. But above all, you will see there were a lot of questions and a lot answers I was seeking.” 

A major turning point in his life came while he was swimming off the coast of Malibu, California.  “I was in the ocean and suddenly I’d lost it, I had no power to swim any more,” he remembers.  “I was fighting the ocean and I had nobody with me.  Yet I did have someone.  I called out, ‘God, if you save me, I’ll work for you.’  A friendly wave swept me in to shore and from that arose within me a deep conviction and belief that there is a higher control over one’s life.” 

In 1976 his brother gave him a copy of The Koran. “I began to read it and found a totally unique form of revelation in terms of the communication between God and man,” he recalls. 

In 1979 he set upon a different course, giving up music to follow the path of Islam and changing his name to reflect his new-found faith. “To some people it may have seemed like an enormous jump,” he admits. “But for me it was a gradual dawning and my songs had already primed me for it. Anyway, I always had a fondness for the name Joseph.”   

Since his conversion the royalties from his old records have been channelled into his charity work and the Islamic schools he set up in North London. He also gave to the 9/11 and tsunami charities. His U.N. registered charity, Small Kindness, (https://www.yusufislam.com ) provides humanitarian relief to orphans and families in Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, and other regions.  He is also one of the few individuals to finance women to attend university in Baghdad.  

Yusuf was recently given the European Man of Peace award voted for by Nobel laureates and presented by Mikhail Gorbachev in 2004. 

The new songs rank among the best he’s ever written. Many of them are deeply autobiographical, such as Heaven/Where True Love Goes, which alludes to his fateful swim all those years ago in Malibu (“if a storm should come and you face a wave that may be the chance for you to be saved”). One track Whispers from a Spiritual Garden includes a poem inspired by the 13th century Sufi mystic, Jalaluddin Rumi. One Day At A Time is blessed with one of his loveliest melodies, its gentle acoustics perfectly matched by the song’s equally gentle philosophy. Maybe There’s A World boasts another memorable melody and a visionary lyric that – like John Lennon’s Imagine – dreams of a better world “borderless and wide, where people move from place to place and nobody’s taking sides.” 

There’s even an extraordinary cover of Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood with a dramatic string arrangement, in which it’s impossible not to hear Yusuf’s own commentary on the way his religion and spiritual conviction have sometimes been misrepresented and misconstrued. 

“Most of the songs are inspired by the urge to raise human consciousness and seek to find a better world – or make one,” he reasons. “In that respect, you can definitely see a clear stream between some of the old songs of the idealistic 60’s and 70’s and the new. I never wanted to get involved in politics because that essentially separates people, whereas music has the power to unify, and is so much easier than for me than to give a lecture.” Yusuf says. 

I found the CD to be crystal clear and beautiful (and I only have a cheap $39 CD player!) The only other album of this quality that I’ve ever heard so far is by the group Fresh Aire. I think you’ll like this one. Gee, he doesn’t even sound like he’s aged one bit! 

This is the first month of the New Year. You all need to be true to your dreams. ALWAYS believe in yourself even when no one else seems to believe in you. Thoughts are things and when more thoughts are placed in getting your dream accomplished; when you get clarity on what you really want, you can achieve anything! I know this for sure.   

Healthy Recipes: Beef Stew 

Winter is the time of the year I drag out my crock pot. I’ve been trying new soup recipes in preparation for a community project this year. We are going to host a “rock soup” soup night once a month at our house from April thru October as a “get to know the neighbors better” project. I admit I’m having challenges trying vegetarian soups! Gosh, what if I don’t like it and a bunch is left over? I like getting soup recipes that I already know are good and that everyone likes. This one is good every time and you can dilute it to make soup if you want to. 

Beef Stew 

  • 2 pounds Organic Beef Chuck or Stew Meat cut into ½ inch cubes
  • ½ cup Flour (I use Whole Wheat, but you can also use Spelt)
  • 1 ½ Tea. Celtic Sea Salt
  • ½ Tea. Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
  • 1 ½ cups Beef Broth
  • 1 Tea. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 Tea. Paprika
  • 4 Carrots, sliced
  • 3 Potatoes, diced
  • 2 medium Onions, chopped
  • 1 stalk Celery, sliced
  • 2 Tea. Kitchen Bouquet 

Place meat in Crock Pot. Mix flour, salt and pepper, and pour over meat; stir to coat meat with flour. Add remaining ingredients and stir to mix well. Cover and cook on Low 10-12 hours or on High 4-6 hours. Stir stew thoroughly before serving. 

Tips and Tricks for a Healthier Life: 

Dear Dr. Moffat. My mother and I have been doing the kidney flush technique and we are urinating better—we both have dropped bladders.  My questions are: 

  1. Can you keep doing this technique the rest of your life?
  2. Should you stand or lay down while doing it?
  3. Should you always do it in the a.m.? 

Thank you for your response. Sincerely, June 

Dear June: Technically the Kidney Flush Technique is just to open up the ureters, but it won’t really hurt you to keep doing it. You should lie down when you do it, and it doesn’t matter what time of the day it is done. 

There are techniques and supplements to help the dropped bladder. Of course it depends on how weak the supportive connective tissue is. I use Ligaplex II myself and several years ago spent some time occasionally adjusting my kidneys and bladder by manually pulling them upwards for several weeks on a daily basis. This helped me immensely. I’ve had a host of weak tendon/ligament issues over my lifetime. I have known women who have had to have surgery to get their bladders tacked back into place, but if you catch this problem early enough, I think these suggestions will work fine. 

The Dropped Bladder Technique 

The process is to cup under the RIGHT kidney first using the palm of your hand. You should be laying down on the floor with legs bent at the knees and feet on the floor. Now, breathe in. As you breathe out, gently tug upward on the kidney, and lower your knees so they lie flat on the floor. This allows the kidney to gently slip back into its (retroperitoneal) position. 

Now, do the LEFT kidney the same way, and then the BLADDER last. 

The bottom of the kidneys are located about two inches on either side of the belly button. The right kidney will be about ½ inch higher than the left. 

Do you wear your shoes out on the outside heel? This is a sign that your kidneys are out of balance. If so, this technique and eating more dried bean products will help. Emotions associated with kidney meridian imbalance include anxiety, doubt, dread and fear.   

I’ve noticed personally that I have challenges (although not as bad as when I started working on myself years ago) with urinary incontinence in late winter and early spring, so I believe that urinary incontinence has some allergy core-related cause as well. I take the appropriate homeopathic drops as the challenge arises and the problem goes away. During this time of the year, molds and mildew allergies are highly suspect.   

Client Testimonials: 

Dr. Moffat: You’ve helped me so much. . .and I want you to know that since our conversation last Friday, I’ve been faithfully doing my tapping exercises AND my affirmations six times per day, as directed. . .and I really feel better and better each day. Gosh, after the full 30 days of this, I should have my self-esteem and self love “bank accounts” overflowing and will feel fabulous! Truthfully, I had forgotten how powerful the EFT/tapping exercises are! Looking forward to our next session.  Mari 

Now THAT’S the Mari I want the world to see! Keep up the great work! Denice

Hello, I have just been reading an article about the Standard Process Biodent supplements and their remarkable powers. I read that a man had some damage such as pits and grooves in the enamel of his front two teeth and started to take 30 tablets per day and within a few weeks they seemed to be filling in. Could you please tell me if this can happen and can it help with a few superficial cracks in the enamel of your teeth also. I would really appreciate your advice and how many would it be safe to take.   Many thanks. Tracy 

Dr. Moffat’s Note: Well, 30/day is ridiculously high and unnecessary. I can’t believe the body could actually utilize that many per day. What a waste of money. I tested the correct amounts she needed, and then filed her email away.

Two months later. . . 

Hi there Denice. Just a note to say thank you for taking the time out to ask your Guides about my problem. I am sure you get lots of mail and it really makes a difference to people’s lives when there are people like you who care! My teeth are doing a lot better now with plenty of calcium! Regards, Tracy 

Hey Denice, I’m OK. Seborrhea is nearly non-existent on my face. I am AMAZED not only at how clear my face is, but that it’s REMAINING so! I can’t remember when it’s ever looked this great for such a long period of time! I love it and am thankful every day!

As for my scalp, total and complete opposite. I see NO signs whatsoever of it clearing up or remaining clear, even a LITTLE bit. Something unusual (but good!) though, is that even though my scalp is raging, my face is still clear. Before, it would only be a matter of a day or so: once it showed up on my scalp, my face QUICKLY followed. Now, though, it’s scalp only, instead of instantly, constantly spreading to my face.  So I DO like that!  It’s a bit easier to bear with it in ONE location rather than two. Plus, I can wear a head wrap on my hair and no one can see anything, unlike on my face when it’s blatantly noticeable right off the bat.

I am composing a long and comprehensive list of shampoos, conditioners, and hair/scalp products for you to check for me. I know we spoke in one of our sessions of me coming up with a list, and I am just now getting around to it. I, myself, not being a ‘product junkie’ and so, unfamiliar with nearly ALL of the hair stuff even OUT there nowadays, I was stumped!  So, I went to Wal-Mart and went down the hair aisle and just wrote down most everything I saw. I also found some stuff online and in various magazines and catalogs. Maybe you can use this for other clients in the future, as well, if you need some sort of hair products list.

On a side note, my bleeding gums are improving, as well with the White Oak Bark powder. I can tell quite a difference when I floss. I can’t tell anything one way or the other about my tooth pockets, but I hope to see major improvement at my next dentist appt. in a couple of months. Thanks for checking. Jenny
 
Jenny: I LIKE IT! I think we can get that scalp thing with all the other things that are responding so well! I remember starting out myself on this path. I had a lot of things wrong with me that I just lived with. I had dry eyes for about 35 years and always had to wear sunglasses, even indoors sometimes if it was too bright. I was actually checking into having my ducts plugged so that I could have enough tears to keep my eyes moist. Sometimes I made myself cry to keep moisture in them so I could study longer. Can you imagine?

Anyway, six months into the clearing of other problems I noticed that my eyes were no longer dry. I really didn’t even think that nutrition could affect that. I thought I would have to live with it forever. So don’t give up hope, and I’m really looking forward to that list! I appreciate you helping the rest of the world by supplying it. I’ll put it on my website with the other lists for allergy people. You’re a gem! Denice 

Denice’s Note: Jenny is African American. Sometimes they have more problems with seborrhea on their face and scalp than other nationalities and often have to use special shampoos and conditioners on their hair as well as finding those products they are reacting negatively to. Most of them are also blood type O, so have to have their Omega Fatty Acids and polyunsaturated fats in proper balance to have nice skin. Different human nationalities, just like different dog and cat breeds all seem to be predisposed to different types of disease. That is why I ask your nationality and blood type when you consult with me. 

Inspiration and Perspective: Your “Om” for the today 

Making It Happen  

There are times in our lives when all the signs seem to be pointing us in a particular direction. Our thoughts and dreams are echoed in the songs and stories we hear and the media we see. Maybe the message we are getting from the universe doesn’t even make sense in the “real” world, but somewhere inside, these urges feel right. Maybe you feel you are being told to move to a new city although your life where you are is just fine. Or maybe you feel the desire to pursue a new direction in your career when it never really interested you before. When we spend time getting in touch with our higher selves, our intuition sends us directives to lead us to become our best and most fulfilled selves. And when we are open and listening, the next step is to take action and go for it.

Once we make the decision to pursue our inner urgings, the universe sets into motion the means for all sorts of details to fall into place. A sense of peace will come over us, because we know that any questions will no longer make us wonder if our dreams are possible, but how to make them happen. Instead of deterring us from our goal, these questions only serve to clarify our focus to move us forward. We need not throw caution to the wind to follow our dream. The positive shift in our energy affects everything around us. Like a rush of water, it goes ahead to clear debris from our path so that we can go forward. Our new attitude also attracts likeminded people. Sometimes even the most unlikely angels arrive to help us along our way with the information and support we need.

Wherever your dreams are pointing you today, take a step. Take action and manifest your inner urges and soul whisperings.

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“It does not matter what path you take, but it does matter if the path you are taking is something that you are believing is appropriate. Nothing is more damaging to you than to do something that you believe is wrong.” (Excerpted from an Abraham-Hicks workshop in Monterey, CA on Tuesday, March 20th, 2001To subscribe to Abraham’s Daily Quotes, go to:  https://www.abraham-hicks.com 

What’s New at Our House: 

I received six copies of Althea Hayton’s new book on vanishing twins called Untwinned: Perspectives on the Death of a Twin Before Birth. I was asked to submit a chapter on my vanishing twin experience last year as one of the experts for her book. I’ve been reading the book, and it’s quite complete about every aspect of twinning. I highly recommend it. I have been getting quite a few emails about that topic now for over a year. You can purchase a copy on www.Amazon.com   

Dog Fancy Magazine, March 2007, page 58 is a culmination of an interview from several months back by Denise Flaim, the natural pets columnist for Dog Fancy Magazine (and recent mother of triplets.) She had asked me to give her an example of a case that had been healed with glandulars, but most of my cases use a combination of several healing modalities. Originally she was going to write about a client of mine whose Daschund had been paralyzed for almost two years that recovered with the help of glandulars, but this article is much shorter. I guess she ran out of room, and I suspect she has her hands full these days! I’m grateful my name was mentioned as a holistic practitioner. I know that people are reading the article because we heard it was out from a lady working in our local post office who told my husband about it. 

My friends, Dr. Tammy Faulkner, Dr. Tami McReynolds, Kathy England (my awesome surgical technician from down at the Lewis-Clark Animal Shelter) and myself completed a day-long vaccination clinic yesterday (1/17/07) to benefit the Moscow High School Boys Wrestling team. It looks like we will end up donating about $4250 from the event for new warm-ups and equipment. That was a good clinic! I think we’ve decided that this will be an annual event. Tammy’s son graduated last year, but she still has a passion to support the team, so we all jumped at the chance to volunteer our help. I love doing that kind of stuff and the team really was a big help this year as they set up, cleaned up, helped people with their pets and loaded up vaccines for us. I only heard two yipes the entire time. It was quite an event. 

Michael and I became grandparents on December 23 to a beautiful granddaughter named Melaina Rosa Robison. Michael and his mom went back to St. Louis Missouri to spend a few days with her. She’s pretty cute! 

While he was away, I played in the basement tearing up 1970’s orange glue-down carpeting, readying the basement for a one-room surgical suite to do cat spays and neuters in. I love working with feral cats and most vets don’t like to and I also believe the basic services should be affordable for everyone. It’s really going to be cool. We are also building a sauna eventually after doing some rewiring and replacing our 1960s furnace. It will all get done in time. My goal is to have the clinic finished by July, 2007.  I’ll continue to add things to the Healing Center over time until we can’t add any more in this location. 

Michael thought one thing that was holding us up with the project was to put a clean-out valve in the existing pipe. Now I saw a clean-out valve already there, but he didn’t see it. I had no idea why he wanted two, but I’m here to support his wants and needs as he does mine, and I thought maybe he had a good reason for wanting two clean out valves. 

After he came back from St. Louis, he went down into the dungeon (as I affectionately call it at this time) to see what I had done and noticed the clean-out valve for the first time. That was his greatest pleasure in the project so far and he was pretty pleased with the work I had done. 

“How strange and profound,” I said to him. “Isn’t that like the clients that come to see me? They think their health challenges are so dismal, but I already see them as healthy and whole. And then one day, they step out of their own way, or see things from a different perspective, and everything just shifts over night. Just like when you went to St. Louis and came back and finally saw what has always been there.” 

Isn’t life grand? 

Local Events:  

Boise, ID: Two-day Holistic Wellness Faire March 24th & 25th, 2007 at Expo Idaho, formerly known as Ada County Fairgrounds. The North Expo building will have around 120 exhibitors and will be the largest and most exciting indoor holistic event ever held in Boise! Booth space for all you healers is still available. Contact Caren Seabeneck at [email protected] for details. 

McCall, ID: January 25-Feb 2nd. This is a must-see Winter Ice Festival of giant proportions. This year there will be 50 world-class, mouth-watering, awe-inspiring ice sculptures. This year’s theme is “100 Years in Movies.” The town has held this particular event for about 75 years. People come from all over the world to build gigantic and meticulously perfect ice sculptures all in a 24-hour period. They actually work around the clock by setting up lights to work during the night. You drive around the town with a pamphlet and vote for the 10 best statues. What a kick! 

Other things to do include a Mardi Gras parade and winter carnival, where many of the locals wear $5 carnival beads to raise money for charity. There is also snowshoe golf, a teen dance, snowman-building, a kid’s variety show, theater at the Alpine Playhouse and a torchlight parade on skis. 

We are planning on going next year as our 2007 calendar is full. This is one of my favorite Idaho events. This town just really out does itself every year. Bring some cramp-ons for your shoes as many of the streets are icy.  For more information, go to: https://www.mccallchamber.org  

That’s it for this Month!

Be Healthy.  Denice

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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.