Physical Health

What I'm about to tell you is the most exciting news ever:

Our BODIES are SELF HEALING MACHINES, and they will do whatever they can to ensure our health and longevity. Learning how to best care for our physical body, is a win-win. Why? Because if we care for our body, we get to be here on planet earth longer. And learning to care for our self in a loving and supported way changes our outlook on our life to a beautiful and elevated level - like breathing in God's breath.

The trillions of cells that make up our body work best when properly supplied with nutritional dense foods and core cellular nutrition and stress-free thoughts. When we give our body what it requires, it has a priority list from which to work from and will begin repairing what's first on it's list. And guess what? It gets right to work so every part of us can be in perfect working order as soon as possible.

Do you want to start a new chapter in your life and embrace all things natural? In {this digital|this} age, it's perfectly understandable to aspire to a more organic lifestyle. Here are a few key areas worth assessing so you (and your family) can live as close to nature as possible.

What are you eating?

Your body is a temple, and a perfect reflection of the way you treat it. So, {merely|just} being conscious of what you put inside it has the potential to improve your health greatly, and help you stick to an organic living program.
There are hidden chemicals and additives in {so much|much} of the food we eat. We recommend seriously assessing {your|your weekly} {shopping|supermarket shopping} list, checking labels carefully, and looking to replace as many of the pre-packaged and processed foods with green leafy vegetables, lean meats, and low GI carbohydrates. The more your food {is|has been} processed, the more nutrients are lost.
{In fact, the best way|The best way|The best method} to control your diet and ensure it's organic, is grow your own fruit, vegetables and herbs. Start your own garden this weekend and immediately reap the benefits.

We all have our go-to snacks for an instant perk-up, but that one piece of chocolate or bag of lollies delivers a burst of blood sugar energy that quickly dissipates and becomes a {blood sugar} crash. This will leave you flat for the rest of the day and {much|a million times} more likely to reach for more sugary drinks and {sweet} snacks.

How you start your day is crucial and there are many theories on how to it. Studies have shown that cravings will be seriously reduced when adding a little protein - preferably vegetarian, giving you a much better chance of sticking to a healthy eating program {and living an organic life}.


Are you managing your stress?
Another common reason we reach for {unhealthy|non-organic} foods is when our stress levels reach a point that we {choose|choose|want} to medicate with comfort food, which is often incredibly unhealthy.


When things get {stressful|too much}, {try and} focus on your breathing, try yoga or meditation, or try one of our tips for stress reduction. Exercise is another way to manage this issue, and essentially raise the baseline on what your responsive stress levels are.


Are you moving regularly?
Physical exercise is one of the key elements of optimum health, and investing time in it regularly not only benefits the body, but has been proven to lift moods and keep you happier, longer. Getting outside to exercise is another way to reinforce {a healthy|an organic} lifestyle.


What's in your home?
Living a natural life would ideally extend to natural beauty and cleaning products, as this is where so many of us accidentally come into contact with {poisonous|toxic} chemicals.


Healthy Help 4 U - MyHealthySkin.Love makes natural, organic, and wildcrafted skincare products that are free of chemicals, parabens, or added fragrances. Any fragance is with the purest of essential oils, {rather than|not} chemical-rich perfumes.

When it comes to cleaning products, where possible, {try and} use natural products like baking soda and vinegar - your grandma's cleaning regime {probably} has {much|a lot} to offer if you want to live an organic life.


Making a Difference! Healing from Cancer!

Getting here to this place to help you came by me learning how to best care for myself as I moved through a ten-year journey with Cancer. It is vital to understand how to blend the two paths, so that living a healthy, happy life even while clearing the body of Cancer is in motion.

What is a Naturopath? A naturopath is a trained individual that teaches health not illness nor medicine. Looking at the entire body and mind in a natural healing approach is the norm. It is a drugless system in which they may work with herbs, homeopathic, median points, accupressure, sun, heat, air, water, massage, energy medicine, etc. and/or any combination thereof.


Naturopathy is a multidisciplinary approach to health care that recognizes the body's innate ability to heal itself. A Naturopath will examine all aspects of your diet and lifestyle that may adversely affect your health, moving well beyond the symptoms of a complaint. This philosophy is based on the premise that the body contains a healing force, which can be stimulated with nutritional dense foods, natural supplements, clean water, fresh air, appropriate exercise, adequate rest and relaxation, a positive attitude and peace of mind.

My 25+ years experience as a medical intuitive and a naturopathic practitioner has been a beautiful blessing and God has blessed me with many personal experiences and formal training to best help you.

Achieving physical health requires more than upgrading food, water, sleep, herbs and essential oils. Yes all these things help!

The same nutrition that prevents disease in its early stages can also halt or reverse disease in its later stages. - The China Study, T. Colin Campbell PhD

Did you know that throughout our beautiful planet there are over 10,000 herbs, which are used in food, tea, wines, medicines, etc. They have been used for thousands of years before Christ. Conceivably since the time humans first began to roam planet earth. The use of herbs was the only way that people could heal thus restore their health.

Going back 1,600 years before Christ ancient Egyptian papyrus describes in great detail the use of certain herbs, like Wormwood.

Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, implemented herbs, considered herbs magic and used them as the basis of medical science.

Throughout history herbs have had an effectiveness and usefulness in treatment of all kinds of diseases and conditions including mental health. Herbs work as well today as they did in the past. If these healing plants didn't work, herbs wouldn't be used by 62% of the population. Guess what? It's people with higher education levels that are making these choices to use complementary and alternative modalities.

A weekly publication, The Week, "Americans spend $34 billion a year on various alternative therapies not covered by insurance, including herbal capsules, homeopathic treatments, acupuncture, and yoga and tai chi classes." USA Today

Why is this amount of money being spent? Because it works! The top ten herbs studied are garlic, hawthorn, ginkgo biloba, ephedra/ma huang, licorice, bilberry, Echinacea, milk thistle, astragalus, and ginseng.

The body responds really well to herbs because of its natural state as compared to drugs. Do you need to be careful using herbs? YES, but not afraid of herbs. There's lots of information out there as well as lots of knowledgeable people. So please do you own due diligence and chose the best.

My preference is using organic herbs both in cooking and medicinally. Here is a link to a company that I use for purchasing herbs, oils, etc.

It's really quite amazing that these wonderful, magical herbs are at our fingertips and may even grow in your own backyard.

Did you know? The standard American diet primarily consists of sugars, meats, carbs and dairy. The food is filled with chemicals and dyes and very little nutritional value whatsoever. This is one reason for the high percentages of obesity and depression in the US.

Our bodies and minds crave nutrition, but its not getting it, so its only choice is to eat more food, hoping at some point the nutritional demands will be met.

Lifestyles demands has geared Americans towards junk food thus increasing risks of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, depression, etc. Since this has gone on for a few generations now, people have forgotten how to cook at home and eat healthy. Sadly many won't get near a vegetable unless it's smothered in cheese.

Remember "good nutrition will generate health and prevent disease across the board." - T. Colin Campbell, PhD, Cornell University

Some nutritional insights: The premise is that certain foods are nutritional powerhouses, and should be piled into grocery carts and lunch boxes. Blueberries full of cancer-fighting, heart-healthy antioxidants, avocados ooze with the same good fats that olive oil has, and spinach, well, spinach has it all, as Popeye always knew.
Current superstars are tea and dark chocolate, both brimming with antioxidants. (If coffee ever makes the list, it will be nirvana.)
The claims about these foods made by food marketing professionals and in popular books like "SuperFoods Rx," by San Diego opthamologist Steven Pratt (William Morrow 2004, 336 pages, $24.95) tend to create the impression that "superfoods" are the nutritional equivalent of the fountain of youth and will save you from cancer, heart disease, diabetes and every other enemy of good health.
Superfoods should be seriously looked and consumed. Why? Because they are nutritional dense! There's every reason to eat them.
Good nutrition
The antioxidants in blueberries are good for you. Avocado's monounsaturated fats are healthier than, say, the saturated fats in butter. A little bit of dark chocolate contains micronutrients that help lower blood pressure and do great for the heart.
It's called nutrition, a concept dietitians have been trying to sell for years. Now, suddenly, it's trendy.
Food companies find the superfoods concept irresistible for advertising. But that doesn't mean that Dole, the fruit and vegetable giant, was wrong when it called Brussels sprouts a superfood in a holiday publicity pitch to food writers. The sulfurous brassicas do contain lots of vitamin C and some other useful phytonutrients, and they're very good for you.
SuperFoods Rx, points to "14 foods that will change your life," and made the case for each as an ingredient that "can help you extend your lifespan." The book summarizes research studies on the pro-health effects of various foods, pulling together the good news from the torrent of conflicting reports about nutrition that flood the media.
For example, tomatoes, especially processed or cooked ones, have tons of cancer-fighting lycopene. And drinking tea -- green -- delivers a powerful dose of antioxidants.
New to the list are apples (for fiber), kiwis (for vitamin C), and the avocado and dark chocolate previously mentioned.
A lot of this is common sense, or at least not exactly news. But here's the thing: Even though people know what's good for them, they don't always know how to work these foods into three meals a day.
Pumpkin, for instance, shows up around the holidays, usually as pie, but then disappears for the rest of the year -- depriving you of its fiber, potassium, and most of all its carotenoids, the antioxidants prevalent in orange and dark-green foods.
Think 'whole'
The other thing is, the superfoods list means people are likely to be eating lots of blueberries while ignoring all their berry friends, like raspberries and boysenberries, as well as other red fruits like cherries. But that would be a mistake.
The other berries may not have quite as many anthocyanins (antioxidants) as blueberries, but they have some and are likely to contain other micronutrients whose value simply hasn't yet been studied as much yet.
Glossary of terms
The language of superfoods can be confusing, because many of the terms for nutrients overlap. Here is a basic glossary:

Antioxidants. An umbrella name for many substances that retard the body's normal process of oxidation, meaning a reaction to oxygen that releases "free radicals" that damage cells and break the body down. Digestion releases free radicals from food. Antioxidants help prevent this and also are thought to destroy free radicals and slow oxidation, reducing allergies, heart disease, cancer and aging effects. Dozens of antioxidant nutrients have been identified so far, and there are likely many more. Many vitamins have antioxidant effects, including A (which is a carotene), C and E.

Flavonoids.These are the best-known antioxidants -- think tea and dark chocolate -- among a group called polyphenols. You also see the word flavonol, which is a subgroup of flavonoids. Relatives are anthocyanins (which give blueberries their fame).
Carotenoids. These are the pigments that protect dark green, yellow, orange and red fruits and vegetables from sun damage -- and they work as antioxidants in humans, too. Beta-carotene is the best known -- it's also called vitamin A. Other famous carotenoids -- there are dozens -- are lycopene and lutein.
Vitamins. Nutrients considered essential to health; a shortage of vitamins can create health problems.
Phytonutrients. Plant-derived compounds that are believed to improve your health, but aren't essential to your health. This includes many antioxidants.