How it is Used
Monday, July 29, 2013
How it is Used
Thursday, July 25, 2013
When there was a disruption in the natural flow of things- a disagreement, a hurtful action or something was disturbing they used a prayer ceremony called Ho’o pono pono to make things right again. In the beginning it was most common for the priest in their temple to conduct this ritual.
In the 1950’s Ho’o pono pono was refined and given a deeper spiritual meaning by Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona -a Hawaiian herbal healer. Morrnah used Ho’o pono pono to establish a greater awareness of God or Spirit alive within us. She felt that we live in partnership with Spirit to co-create a life of harmony and peace. Morrnah created prayers to amplify the awareness of our partnership with Spirit. Her prayers allow an internal shift so that natural order and right action are restored within us and others from the very beginning of time.
By becoming aware that we are responsible for everything in our life and world and accepting that responsibility we are able to change our past and our future. With this practice old hurts, memories and behavior patterns are able to be released and changed . This creates freedom, peace and ease in ourselves, our world and those around us.
Ho'o pono pono-Hawaiian Forgiveness
20755 Occidental Road
Center for Spiritual Living
Santa Rosa California 95401
Monday, July 22, 2013
are meant to work in conjunction with the instructions from your MD.
“The natural healing force within each of us
is the greatest force in getting well.” - Hippocrates
“A novel perspective on natural therapeutic approaches in glaucoma therapy”.
Mozaffarieh M. Flammer J.
Monday, July 15, 2013
Your Thoughts Can Influence Your Healing
Here is a program that has helped many people enjoy better vision:
(From“You Can Heal Your Life”by Louise Hay, p.175.)
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Monday, July 8, 2013
Do you have a family history of hypertension ? Have you been told that you must lower your blood pressure or you will need medication? Are you one of over 1 billion people around our world that is already being treated for this condition?
You are not alone......
By 2025-1.56 billion people will be dealing with high blood pressure. Hypertension is a key factor in cardiovascular disease and one of the primary causes of stroke, heart attack and death.
Have your blood pressure checked regularly. If your levels are too high- your MD will prescribe medication. Alternative therapies like changing your diet & nutritional support, homeopathy, acupuncture, ayurvedic medicine and herbology can help reduce the amount of medication you may need. In time they can alsobring your readings to a more normal level.
There are 3 simple things you can do to “take the pressure off”. None of these will interfere with any medications you may be taking.
1. Listen to music and practice laughing-
One hour of music you enjoy or laughing for an hour-twice a month can reduce your blood pressure by 5-7 mmHg. These drops occur immediately after your sessions.
It is not always easy to laugh by yourself so find a “Laughter Yoga” class or get together with a friend to watch funny movies or listen to funny stories and jokes. (www.laughteryoga.org)
Dropping 5-7 mmHg off your readings might not sound like a big deal but after 3 months it has a big pay off. Music and laughter can reduce your risk from stroke and heart attack by 5-15%.
Three movies titles that are sure to get you laughing:
*The Music Box 1932- watch Laurel & Hardy move a piano
*Adam’s Rib 1949- Spencer Tracy & Katherine Hepburn spar in court
*My Stepmom Is an Alien 1988- alien Kim Bassinger discovers life on planet Earth
2. Cats and Dogs in Your Life
The American Heart Association published a review of 48 studies conducted worldwide on the relationship between owning pets and cardiovascular health.
Owning a cat or a dog, walking, holding or petting them has a profoundly relaxing effect on pet owners. It lowers blood pressure, reduces heart rate and helps us to recover faster from stress in our lives. 
So get out Fido’s leash or snuggle up with Fluffy. Let all that love you feel for your favorite pet work it's magic on you.
3. Beets and Vegetables Beat Hypertension
A recent study that was conducted to determine if sodium nitrate a key ingredient in vegetables has potential to lower blood pressure and increase endurance. The participants drank a mixture of beet & apple juice daily. Within one hour their blood pressure dropped 4-5 mmHg and 3 hours later it dropped even more by 10-12 mmHg. Over the long term reductions like this equal a 10% decrease in risk of heart disease.
One of the most widely occurring elements in our world is nitrogen. 72 % of the air that we breathe is nitrogen. We need nitrogen for almost every metabolic process in the body. Chemical compounds that contain nitrogen are called nitrates.
Beets, spinach, celery, lettuce and most fruits and vegies are high in sodium nitrate . When we consume these foods the nitrates are converted to nitric oxide a gas that makes our blood vessels widen (vasodialation) which reduces our blood pressure and brings more oxygen to our muscles.
Maybe Pop-eye the Sailor Man knew something after all. Get yourself a juicer or stop by your local juice stand. Make a glass of fresh vegetable juice part of your daily routine.
In a later post I will discuss food plans that normalize your blood pressure. Meanwhile-give these simple steps a try.. in just a few minutes you can lower your blood pressure today.
“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it."
Sydney J. Harris
1. American College of Sports Medicine. "Laugh A Little To Help Protect Heart.
Medical News Today. MediLexicon, Intle.,31 May 2009.
2. “Pet Ownership and Cardiovascular Risk : A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association”
Circulation, 9 May 2013.
3. Enhanced Vasodilator Activity of Nitrate in Hypertension, critical role for
Erythrocytic xanthing oxireductase and transitional potential”
Hypertension, American Heart Association, 11100933
Monday, July 1, 2013
There is a difference between eliminating waste from the body and detoxing your body by removing residues of heavy metals, pesticides, petrochemicals etc. An adult eliminates 25 lbs of normal waste each day in the form of urine, intestinal waste, perspiration and gases from the lungs. The urinary system, skin, lungs and intestines are the organs of elimination but they also do a small amount of detoxification.
It is the liver that breaks down the environmental toxins, processing them so they can be safely eliminated. The liver also protects the body from the harmful effects of the partially decomposed toxins.
Detoxification is a sophisticated conversion process which involves enzyme pathways in the liver called Phase 1 and Phase 2.
Phase 1-the transformation process of getting the compounds ready so they can ultimately leave the body safely-begins. As the toxic compounds are converted and changed-- harmful free radical chemicals and other toxic byproducts are released- these have the potential to cause rapid aging, fermentation and disease if they are not neutralized properly and adequately prepared for safe transport out of the body.
Phase 2-protective compounds are attached to the partially broken down toxic elements, free radical chemicals & toxic byproducts. Then protective measures are taken so the body is not harmed as the toxins are removed.
Phase 1 and Phase 2 must work in good balance with each other to be effective. Once this work is completed the toxins are carried out of the body by the organs of elimination-the intestines, kidneys & bladder, lungs and skin.
It takes a very high level of metabolic energy for the liver to do this job. It is important to eat well and have substantial nutrition with lots of phytonutrients and water for healthy detox to be successful. Phytonutrients are the chemical compounds in fruits and vegetables which assist the liver in the detoxification process. They also keep the enzyme pathways in balance and assist the organs of elimination in getting the toxins out of the body as quickly as possible.
People on a deficient diet or with immune challenges, low energy, fatigue or too much stress may not be able to get rid of these toxins-- so they begin to build up in the body. As the toxins build up in addition to the orginal health challenges the individual's problems are compounded by this toxic burden.
To maintain good vitality, vibrant health and strength it's a good idea to complete a detoxing program on a regular basis. How often this needs to be done varies greatly depending on one's state of health and their levels of exposure.
Nutritional Support for Detoxification
Fasting has long been touted as a good way to detox. Yet the body must have a high level of energy to detox in a balanced effective manor. A fairly high degree of metabolic stress occurs during fasting which can actually break down the tissues.
People often feel good from fasting because they are saving energy by not having to digest food. Fasting can be a good way to give the body a rest especially if you are very tired and run down or have been eating unwisely.
Fasting in the traditional sense on water or with juice alone cannot meet the high metabolic demands required to break down toxins and safely get them to leave the body. Instead of fasting --a simple diet with frequent small servings of something known as Medical Foods along with vegetables and fruits, modest amounts of gluten free carbohydrates and healthy fats is ideal for rapid, safe, effective clinical detox.
Medical Foods are high quality protein and fiber combinations which are non allergenic and require no digestion. They are designed to support the liver and enzyme pathways of detox while supplying high energy levels for good metabolic support and to prevent your body from being damaged by the release of toxin.
Extracts from pomegranate, water cress, milk thistle, artichoke and green tea combined with B vitamins, amino acids and other forms of liver support offer dynamic protection for the liver as it deals with converting, changing and then releasing toxic byproducts of the environmental contaminants in the body.
How Long Does it Take to Make a Difference?
It can happen in as little as 10-28 days but an active illness or a state of exhaustion & burn out usually requires a slow gentle approach over a 1-2 month period for most effective detoxification.
Who Needs to Detox?
In our chemically burdened world it is no longer a matter of just eating healthy-- for us to have adequate vibrant energy we must also reduce the toxic load on our bodies. Anyone who has lived on this planet long enough to take in this toxic load whether or not they feel it’s presence in their body is a good candidate for at least a 10 day Clinical Detoxing program.
Do you just want to clean up a little?
Are you actually suffering with symptoms indicating a need for detoxing?
Do you have a chronic illness?
The goal of Clinical Detox is to heal fully and permanently so you enjoy optimal health for the rest of your life.
For more information on how Clinical Detoxing can help you subscribe to my email in the subscribe box listed below. Ask about Clinical Detox and what types of Medical Foods would work best for your body.
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