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Urinary concerns, for the Ladies

Concerns for the Ladies and the urinary system

I am hoping this is going to work... new website format, so one never knows.

Cranberry Juice. 

We know it is great for helping get rid of kidney stones.

It is great for urinary tract infections. 

And now.... how about this... It can help regulate the bladder! 

So it seems for a few of us, cranberry juice helps calm the bladder?

Yes, it is beginning to seem so. 

Less dribbling? Fewer trips to the bathroom in the middle of the night?

Sounder sleep? 

Yeah, I know. Interesting. 

For years we have known that Cranberry juice aids in ridding stones out of the kidneys, but some Drs. believe 

excess could increase the stone formation. Jury is still out on that one. 

And we know that Cranberry juice is good for cleansing the urinary system when there has been a Urinary Tract


It also is used a preventative for UTIs.  

So what about sleep? What about waking for nighttime urination?

Among some of my clients and family and self.... it seems to help this!

Who knew?!

So if you're experiencing the night time urination, it might pay off to try 4-8 oz of cranberry juice in the evening. 

This made me question, 'Why?'

I started looking at the components of cranberry juice.

Nothing out of the ordinary, just good stuff.

Vit C, E, B6, K1, copper and manganese. And some stuff which is good,  A-type proanthocyanidins, which prevents Bacteria from sticking to the tract. 

Okay, that's all good. But then what?

What else is being affected?

It seems the LIVER is being affected, for the positive!

And the liver has a direct affect on sleep!

Okay... we are really getting somewhere now!

We know that if we detox the liver, sleep improves. 

The liver becomes active in the early morning 1-3 am, according to Chinese Medicine.  

It seems the liver can be POSITIVELY AFFECTED by cranberry juice! 

GREAT!!! This then may improve sleep.

So the suggestion would be, try some Cranberry juice, use a good quality, 4-8 oz in the evening. 

Then we come to the tablets. Yes! These can be used and they seem to be effective also, 2 in the evening. 

I will not promise this will work for everyone, but so far we have had some very positive feed back.

We can always schedule a Body Code session for more information about the state of the body. 

What about the gentlemen? Well, they have a few other issues to deal with. It won't hurt to try this, but I would suggest more intense evaluations with a Body Code session. 

Have a great week with lots of good sleep!





3 Day Juice Cleanse

Posted on February 21, 2018 at 2:12 PM Comments comments (550)

I got all gung-ho and decided I needed a body cleanse. I wanted a real one this time. I had used the EasyCleanse, but I decided this was going to be a fasting/juice cleanse. So I opted for the 3 DAY JUICE CLEANSE. We can thank Dr. Christopher for this. Dr. Christopher felt this was a great cellular cleanse also as it went so deep. And it is quick. And the last few things I have read suggest that the body can manufacture it's own stem cells when fasting is involved. Fascinating!

For 3 days you drink organic apple juice. That's all. No foods, just juice. And it isn't that hard. I don't do complicated or too hard. 
If you choose to drink water, make sure it is distilled. But don't substitute it for the juice. 
You will be drinking about 3 gallons of juice, one a day. 
Start out with 2 oz. olive oil and 2 oz. lemon juice, organic as possible, in the morning. Then top it off with 8 oz. of apple juice. One half hour later, another 8 oz of apple juice, 1/2 hour later another shot of apple juice. At night you add 2 oz of olive oil with 2 oz of lemon juice. Then go to bed and lay on your right side for the first half hour. This helps the gall bladder. Continue this regimen for the next 2 days and nights.
This gives the gall bladder a chance to rest and rejuvenate. If you are having some gall bladder issues we add a couple of herbs to this regimen. 

I found it hard to remember to drink 8 oz of juice every 1/2 hour. So I would drink LOTS of juice at the top of every waking hour. 

Oh, I have heard it all!
Don't you get HUNGRY?! 
No. You're drinking apple juice all day long. But you will start to think about all the foods you are going to eat when you get done. By the third day you feel ready to eat, just hang on. If you are ravenous, just have a few slices of organic apple in the evening.

Do you get diarrhea? 
No. There isn't any fiber. The other problem could arise. So if you get constipated, just add an extra dose of the olive oil/lemon juice. 

Don't you get tired of just juice? 
Yes and no. It is easy. But for variety I get a cider and a different apple juice so there is a taste difference. Fresh pressed is really good, but for sure get organic.

Do you get sick? 
No. But on day 2 you will have a bit of a headache because there is a lot of toxins releasing. This is a positive sign! Just keep going forward and drink. 

How do you get the olive oil/lemon juice down? Doesn't that make you sick? 
Easy..just mix and swallow and chase it guessed it..more apple juice. This is such a treat for the gall bladder. You WILL pass stones if you have any. Look for little greenish-rounded shapes, like chunks of little peas, in the toilet. 

Do you feel different when it is over? 
Somewhat. You will not want all those foods you thought sounded so good. You are going to be a bit more protective of what goes into the body you just cleansed. And those strange little cravings may have disappeared.  The food you do eat is going to taste so wonderful. Flavors of foods will be intense and satisfying, at least they do for me. 

Should everybody do this?
Yes. We take a bath or shower regularly. This is a cleansing program for the inside of the body. Take out the garbage. The organs and glands need those toxins pulled out so they can work more efficiently. It is important to get the body to the best place possible to avoid illnesses. Clearing out toxins removes the cause of much illness. 

Alright. You can do this. It isn't hard. 
Have a healthy happy week!


Please check with your healthcare provider if you have health concerns before you start this cleanse. 


Posted on June 14, 2016 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (34)
Oh, come on! I know there are people who want to know... "IS THIS NORMAL?"
What is normal? Lots of things! Is there anything Abnormal? Several things.

"Disease begins in the colon," according to Dr. Christopher and many others. You haul the garbage out of your house quite regularly, and it is good to get the garbage out of your system regularly also. Sometimes in my mind I just picture an out-house. Any camper has seen one of these. You had to hold your nose to use it. Well, imagine being a walking out- house. Yeah....take the garbage out. 
Dr. Christopher also stated, "There will never be world peace as long as there are a bunch of constipated men sitting around a table trying to discuss it."  This is probably true. I think I have met this type on a few occasions.

So what is 'REGULAR'?
I remember one story told in class by a practitioner about a woman who displayed toxin overload and constipation symptoms. Upon being questioned. She was adament that she was regular!!! So the provider asked her again, "Do you have regular bowel movements?" 
"Yes, she replied I 'go' once a month!" I would love to tell you this is made up. But unfortunately it is true. Some professionals would tell you that a bowel movement once a week is also normal. Please someone, show me somewhere in the animal kingdom, the animal that defecates once a week. I grew up on a dairy farm. I for sure never saw such a creature! So why would it be normal for a human to have a bowel movement every two, three or four days? is a misunderstanding. This IS normal or average for constipated people, but it is NOT HEALTHY. A healthy person has two to three bowel movements a day. That would be a goal. 

So what does 'normal' look like?
Usually a light brown, about as long as from your wrist to your elbow, about as round as when your forefinger and thumb are placed together, and soft. As you can tell, this is very individual.  You can worry about that, after you are having the bowel movements.  
NOTE: Any maroon colored stools, or black tarry stools MUST be evaluated by your Dr. This is could be an indication of blood in the stools, and it is serious. 

What causes this constipation?

*WATER? Usually a lack of enough water. Are you drinking enough? A good rule of thumb is one half your body weight, pounds, converted to ounces. So if you weigh 150 lb, you should be drinking about 75 ounces of water daily. We will discuss the types of water later. Also, if the body isn't picking up the water, there will be a problem. We evaluate the usage of the water using the Body Code. 
*MEDICATIONS? Also medications can slow the tract down. Pain killers are notorious for this. There are others also, so we look for medication toxicities. 
*EMOTIONAL ISSUES? Emotional issues are paramount also! Holding onto emotional issues? Uh huh. That may cause a 'holding on' within the body also. We can address these things with TE sessions.
*FIBER? Lack of proper fiber also causes an issue. I know there is a big push right now against grains. I have a problem with that as whole grains are where you get so many useful B vitamins and also the fiber. You just need good old fashioned fiber in the diet from whole grains, fruits and vegetables, raw and even cooked.
*SMOOTHIES? And even some of those nutritional supplements, as great as they are, can cause a problem. To compensate for the lack of fiber in your smoothies, you need to add a tablespoon of olive or coconut oil to keep things moving along. 
*EXERCISE? Lack of exercise is also a big factor. One of the easiest and best is just simply a walk. That's it! But exercise in any form will help. 
*ENZYMES? Or lack there of? Supplements may be needed until the condition can be corrected. And I check to make sure your enzymes are up to par!
*HORMONES? A lack of thyroid hormones can very often cause constipation. But don't bank on getting an abnormal report back on this. You may need to run your own test with your body temperature, should be about 98.6 around 3 pm.

So what can be used to get you 'GOING?'

Dr. Christopher puts out the LOWER BOWEL TONIC. This is just what it states. It is a tonic to heal the issues of the lower bowel. This can be taken over a long period of time to heal the colon and encourage proper responses. Start out with 2 capsules a day, usually at night, then increase until desired results are achieved. After success, start backing down the dosages. You may need to take 2 capsules a day for a few months to heal this tract. If you are needing to take more than 4 capsules a day, consider putting some into your morning routine. 

PSYLLIUM HUSK is a good one also. Just mix a tablespoon or so of this product in some juice the night before and Waa Laa! Success the next morning. Be sure you are drinking plenty of water with this. Many people take 2 capsules of this 2-3 times a day. This keeps things moving along well.

SMOOTH MOVE. One little treat on the market now is a tea. You drink this around 7 PM, and success will be yours in the AM. And the name of this wonderful little product is, get ready for it...."Smooth Move." Yeah, I laughed also. It is a very pleasant tea with wonderful, gentle effects. 

Dr. Christopher also developed a recipe for a healthy little snack which will also help children, or their parents, assure relief from constipation.
1 pint ground or finely chopped dried fruits, ie apples, apricots, dates, figs,peaches, prune, and or raisins.
Add one ounce powdered slippery elm bark, one ounce powdered flax seed, one ounce powdered licorice root,  and enough sorghum or blackstrap molasses to make moldable. Shape into small round balls and roll them in 1:1 slippery elm bark and powdered carob.
These are plenty sweet, so there won't be a problem getting them down. They are very good for children who might be a little  'slow,' or their parents.

An easy exercise program is the TTap program. It does wonderful things including encouraging regular bowel movements. 

So there you have more info than you ever thought you would want about bowel movements! And there is more....but I think we have talked enough about it for now. Just one more thing, you're not really going to lose any weight until you clear the constipation condition. It is what it is. 

Fruit ball, Anyone? ;-)


Be sure to see your Dr. for any complications.

The "I hate exercise program!' that works!

Posted on December 11, 2015 at 5:47 PM Comments comments (5)
The ultimate 
I applauded my own efforts today when I exercised! Second time this week!!! While doing my exercise I thought it sad more people don't know about this. Then I thought maybe I was at fault. Not good. So here is some info about my..."I hate to exercise" program.
I like to walk, but sometimes that just isn't enough or I just don't do it. So here is my other option.

IF, I DO exercise I have a criteria: 
     It MUST Work! I need to see results!
     It MUST be easy! No fancy equipment or directions. And something I  
           don't have to travel for.
     It MUST take as little time as possible!
Yes, it is a tough criteria. Oh well... I found something that fits it all!

We are about to embark on that tradition, no, the other one, The  'New Years' resolution. Most of us have the same goals as the last 2-3 years, I know about this.
So if you want a little early Christmas present, you might consider the T-Tapp exercise solution.

Here is some of what happens when you use it:
     It WORKS
     It is EASY
     It WORKS IN 3 SESSIONS A WEEK! (best part)


Moving lymph is really important. Lymph does NOT have a circulatory system. It moves from area to area via muscle action, skin brushing or use of a mini tramp.  
When lymph doesn't move, you become acidic, arthritic and basically ill. Your lymph carries lots of toxins out and lots of anti bodies in. And that would be a whole other blog which I will get to….
AND let me remind you! If your lymphatic system is out whack, you will be also and it won't matter HOW much exercise you do! This affects the immune system. Logic tells me it is a great idea to remove any negative energy blockages or toxins which might be affecting this system, or others. Diet and detoxes along with the Body Code usually get people going in the right direction.

Back to THE exercise:
How did I get into this exercise program? 
I visited my daughter who was into this exercise program and couldn't stop raving over it.  Yeah.. yeah… yeah….I really didn't think there were programs out there I hadn't heard about. And most touted miraculous results if you beat yourself up long enough. 
Hey, I am not into wearing myself out.. I need to last!

My daughter threw on a t-shirt and some capris and I noticed there was less of her to notice… hmmm…. was this program doing THAT for her?
I exercised with her, not bad… I didn't feel like I needed cardiac resuscitation when finished. 
Okay….. so far so good….
And it lasted what…. 15 MINUTES? 
Hmm…. this is GOOD….
Then I listened to the lecture… it made perfect sense! This gal is well educated and is her own personal experiment. I have great respect for those types of people. And she spoke of the importance of lymph movement and how to move it with exercise! LYMPH?? I had studied that, its role and importance!
Okay…. I am listening now!
Hello, Teresa Tapp and the T-Tapp method of exercise.
On the the lecture DVD you learn all you need to know about the whys and hows of this program.

So let's see:
I get results after a few days…. check
I don't need anything else to exercise with…. check (do use a DVD player)
It moves lymph…check (everyone NEEDS that!)
Most anyone can do it… it is just that simple.
Helps balance hormones.
It helps with gestational diabetes.
This exercise routine lasts 15-18 minutes…. ONLY 3 times a week…. love it! And… it is energizing!!!!
Or you can do the longer work out. Why you would want to I don't know…

So there you have my reasons for choosing this program. 
I suggest if you hate exercise programs, you check this one out. 

If you can tolerate a light exercise 15-18 minutes, 3 times a week, you will be impressed by the results… and you will helping your body detox simply by moving the lymph! Oh, yeah… drink lots water and drink distilled if you want to detox even more. 

I must put a disclaimer here: If you are harboring negative energy, lots of toxicities and it is blocking glands or organs, you do need to get those released to gain the absolute best,above average out come for your exercise program. You already know what you should or shouldn't be eating! ;-) 

Here's hoping you have a wonderful, energetic week!  If not lets get some of those negative energy blockages and other stuff out of the way and be ready for the next week!

P.S. Don't forget to check out Berei!!! She is 75 years old, off many medications and looking good... my icon!

GO TO PRODUCTS PAGE and click on the T-Tapp info. You should end up on the T-Tapp home page. Check out the testimonials, BEREI'S!, at the bottom of the page. If you decide to order, just be sure to get the Fit and Fabulous WITH the lecture. You MUST listen to the lecture to find out why and how it works.

Depression.... THERE IS HELP!

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 10:24 AM Comments comments (3)
After this month of mourning due to our loss of Robbin Williams, I thought we would hit this DEPRESSION topic.

If you are alive, you no doubt have had a round of this.
No energy, loss of energy
Feelings of worthlessness, self loathing, unloved
Feeling trapped 
Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness
Loss of interest in daily activities/ no zest for life
Appetite or weight changes, uncontrolled eating
Sleep changes/sleeping beyond normal times, not sleeping
Anger or irritability
Reckless behavior.
Everybody has an off day or two or week. If yours is lingering beyond a couple of weeks, ask an honest person what they think about your symptoms. And know there is help out there for you. You CAN get to a better place. 

Hormones after pregnancy will often generate a depression.
Stress is a big factor for depression. 
Change is always uncomfortable, and it doesn't matter whether it is a good change or a negative one. Lifestyle change, marriage, divorce, death, birth
Chronic health issue causing pain, this can be very depressing
And there is more probably, we just don't know everything about everything.

Did you know you can also see a symptom for depression in the eyes? Yep, in the brain flare area in the top of the iris. We would then also look for the cause. 

So holistically what are approaches for countering Depression?
Let's start with the physical stuff. And please understand... this isn't everything!

B-VITAMINS. A full range of Bs is a very good place to start. If you're in the midst of a depression, go for the B-100s. These are the BRAIN vitamins! They help balance the brain. Sometimes people are allergic or intolerant to the Bs, this needs to be evaluated and addressed. B vitamins are water soluble and do not build up in the system.

Vit D. This is the sunshine vitamin. Many seasonal disorders are helped when Vit D3 is added to the diet. A maintenance dosage is 4-5000 U a day makes a world of difference! If you are very depleted, you may need a higher dose for a week or two. I have heard the "But I am taking 400 U because that is what was recommended."  Well, this is your choice. You are overdosing when you take over 10,000 U a day... and that is questionable. On a nice sunny summer afternoon, your body will make up to 50,000 U and you usually don't have much illness in the summer. Go figure. Vit. D is highly under emphasized in my always humble opinion.

EFAs, Essential Fatty Acids, are also important. These help feed the brain. Flaxseed oil is good for women and Fish oil is good for men. I really like the EFAs Dr. Wallach developed, see products page. I must mention some people are allergic or intolerant of oils, this sometimes is why they don't see results from some of their supplements. We can address this.  

Adequate PROTEIN will help keep the sugar level stable in the body and brain. Nuts make a really good snack, and they are loaded with protein. 

Sometimes a good MINERAL SUPPLEMENT is necessary. We can do an evaluation for this and all the other supplements in question. 

Now let's address emotional issues
If you have to go through and airport and drag all of these suitcases with you, it will be exhausting. Going through life and dragging all this with you is exhausting on a long term level... and it can become depressing. 
This week I had a great experience with a client. She has suffered from depression for years. Her husband died 30 years ago, a good friend dropped her a few years later.
She had a miserable, abusive childhood.
So after two sessions addressing the reasons for depression, Client's friend calls me and says they aren't sure how to handle the 'NEW' girl! This client is happy and singing! And.. moving forward with her life now! This isn't an instant fix, it takes about a week to see the difference, but in this case it was quite fast. 
A heart wall, is created by the body as a virtual shield placed around the heart to protect it. This happens when the heart has been close to breaking, the body feels the need to protect it. The only trouble is this shield is made up of the negative energies lying around in the body. This shield, heart wall, prevents the messages of the heart from easily getting out, like wise it prevents messages to the heart to easily arrive. And lets remember, the heart is the second brain, it IS important. The heart TELLS the brain what to feel. The brain does not have feelings. I love you with all my.... HEART! Follow your HEART! I left my HEART in...We never sing about our brain.
So for the Client, we released several heart walls, created at different critical times in her life. 
We also released negative emotions from certain events and memories in her life.
I love watching this transformation! And hearing about it!

Should you start feeling better and you are on medication, DO NOT STOP YOUR MEDICATION WITHOUT YOUR DR.S HELP! Your medication program is between you and your Dr. and he needs to help you wean off. 
After sessions, there have been people who find they can reduce their levels of medication and some find they actually can wean off of medication, with their Dr.s help.

If there was one message that needs to be broadcast, it is...
                          THERE IS HELP! Please don't give up!

Why not go for a miracle? There are some great blessings awaiting those who go after them.

Have a happy week! 


IODINE…Do you need it?

Posted on November 6, 2013 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (1)

Thought I would address this as it is timely. We are hearing more and MORE about iodine deficiency.
People are vaguely aware of the role of iodine. In our country we have had what we call the goiter belt, upper midwest. This is where the iodine was so deficient that many people developed goiter, the abnormal growth of the thyroid gland.
To prevent this, iodized salt was introduced and the goiter problem was somewhat resolved.
Now we had a campaign to what...."Lower salt intake!" Do you see a problem may be developing?
Most of civilizations develop around water, this is natural. Then with progress, people move inland. All that fresh seafood became a delicious memory for some. With a change in diet, less seafood, less iodine became available. Couple that with an area such, as mine, which is iodine deficient naturally and you will more than likely have a population which will be somewhat iodine deficient.
So take a supplement and be done with it? No... not so fast.
The pituitary and thyroid glands grasp what ever is available when the mineral train comes through. On that train can be a couple of items which will bind up those glands. Fluoride and bromide being some of them. Fluoridated water is not actually your friend. I know, I know… it prevents cavities. Well, TOPICALLY it does strengthen the tooth enamel, but that is as good as it gets for you. Hence another blog… Bromide is in your refined flours, always use unbleached flour, and yet another blog….. So these glands suck up the negative stuff and when the good stuff comes by, it isn't taken up so readily.
Of course this can be changed. But it is done S-L-O-W-L-Y. These glands respond very slowly, as more good stuff comes by, they start releasing the bad stuff and picking up the good stuff. I also check these glands for any issues, trapped energies they may have. You want these glands a peak performance, as well as the others.
I suggest several supplements, Lugol's Iodine being one of them. 
We start out with 1 DROP a day for a month. Then we move to 2 DROPS a day for the next month. Then we test. Do you need more, or less? Once we have reached a point of not needing more, we retest and possibly start reducing the dosages, back to 1 drop, then lower if necessary. I take the iodine supplement 3 times a week now. Once the hole is filled you can stop shoveling, we just maintain.
Dr. David Brownstein has written a couple of books which I HIGHLY recommend, if you want complete information, Overcoming Thyroid Disorders and Iodine, why need it.

Iodine deficiency symptoms COULD be:
Autoimmune disease
Fatigue diseases
Thyroid disease, sluggish thyroid also...which affects weight!
Developmental delays in newborns, if the mom is short on it
Irregular menses
Breast tenderness
There is actually a much longer list and this is a blog not a book.

Because women are women, they require MORE iodine in their diet than a male, they use more of it.

Co factors which enhance iodine are selenium and B-2. So be sure to add these to your regime when taking your iodine. Several tablet supplements contain these.

Please check with your health professional concerning extra supplementation. 
And as always, I will be glad to help you wander through the supplement maze with testing and suggestions.
Have a beautiful day!

Estrogen, dominance and weight....oh, no!

Posted on October 15, 2013 at 9:58 AM Comments comments (3)
Thought we could touch on the hormones and weight issues. This could be a LOOOOONNNNGGGGG post.
We admit life wouldn't be very interesting without the hormones flowing through it. But if they get out of whack, it is like a fine orchestra whose violin section never tuned up for the event! YOU WILL NOTICE!

For women and some men, we do see estrogen dominance. There is a litany of info all over the net about the symptoms of estrogen dominance. There are studies implying many our fertilizers are hormone based, anti-biotics (many are also hormone based), and various packaging of products (think BPA) increases the estrogen factors in the body.  

So what happens when this estrogen becomes dominant? 
Well, in women you might find some who sport a very large abdomen supporting large breasts.
Hair thins.
Skin seems to age faster.
Brain fog, just to list a few.
Health wise, there is an increase risk for uterine, ovarian and breast cancers, and in men, possibly prostate concerns as well as breast issues. 
I have studied much of what Dr. John Lee has written. He studied estrogen dominance in his private practice. He sites one story of a patient in a care center who was losing her ability to communicate effectively. After balancing her estrogen levels, she was back leading the discussions of politics, with in weeks. He used a progesterone cream.

Several years ago (before I started my own studying) I was needing to balance my hormones, long story, and was directed to patches, then pills, then more pills. I ended up with a lump in my breast, high blood pressure and STILL had a hormone imbalance. 
I sought out alternatives and found them! Now I am one of them! The lump is gone, blood pressure is normal (without medication), and I no longer need any therapies. Oh... I did drop some of the extra LBs also.

So how do you know if you have an estrogen dominance? 
Some symptoms are hot flashes, weight gain, lethargy, foggy brain, emotional issues into the years where they shouldn't be an issue.  And, there are people like me who will test you. I use muscle testing to find the imbalances.

Now what to do with that estrogen dominance?
First we check the diet and supplements.
You need:
EFAs, these are the essential fatty acids found in flax seed and Fish oils
Beta Carotene, this is your vitamin A.
I also suggest a Vitamin C AND a vitamin D supplement.
We test to see the levels needed of the supplements. At first you hit them heavily where they are low, then once the hole is filled you go to maintenance levels.
We may also use a progesterone cream. This puts the lid on the estrogen. This is used for  26-28 days of the month with about 1 week off.Follow your menses cycle other wise; No cream a few days before you begin your menses and resuming the week after. 
For those who aren't cycling, I have suggested using the cream for the month and taking the first week of the following month off. I am waaaay to busy to try and remember days of the week. I CAN keep track of the first day of a month.
A man uses just a little bit of this cream once a day until he sees the results he is after. We test for these dosages also. Then we do the maintenance dose, and hopefully be off it all together when the body balances. And what symptoms do we have with men? Well, less libido, weight around the middle, weaker muscles and possible prostate concerns.

I also follow up with testing for the glands to make sure they are balanced. We can feed them, but we must also free them so they can function as God designed.

This IS NOT the only factor involved, there is also iodine which plays a significant role with the thyroid, pituitary and estrogen production and use, alas another blog. The violin section of this orchestra is more than one violin. 

There is hope and help out there for any imbalances you are experiencing and I would be glad to help you with those!

Have a great and balanced week!

The Sluggish Thyroid...

Posted on September 9, 2013 at 11:33 AM Comments comments (0)
This has to be one of my favorite topics!
I have HAD a low functioning thyroid and at my last Dr. appointment I was told to keep doing what I was doing. Well, great... I had been off the thyroid medication for a month at that time. 
I know what you are told if you have thyroid problems; you will be a life long thyroid patient, you will never not be taking medication, that is IF it is diagnosed! I was several years getting it diagnosed, hair falling out, weight gain, no energy, poor hormone balances, freezing to death year round, brain fog, poor female cycles, etc.
So when I finally was diagnosed and put on medication, I did not need my 2 naps a day. Great! But I was still sluggish, had falling hair and was over weight.
I had been to another Dr. earlier suggest I just lay off the candy bars if I wanted to lose weight. Uhh..... sure! Then what!

Before there was the TSH test for thyroid, there was the basal body temperature test. It is the one I used. This test was done for 5 mornings BEFORE I got out of bed. I used one of the old fashioned mercury thermometers. I preped everything before I retired the night before. I had my note book ready for entry, I tracked those temps. If I were in a monthly cycle, I would have waited until the 3-4 day of the cycle before I did this.
So in the morning I took my temperature. It was quite low, about a 96 F. The second part of the test was my taking my temperature at 3 pm. Kind of a trick if you are busy... but still doable. So my afternoon temp was about a 97F.
I did the same thing the next 4 days. My morning temp seemed to be around the 96-97sF. I never did hit the 'normal' 98.6F in the afternoon or even 98F.

So this made me quite curious. If my normal temperature is 2 degrees below normal, why is it not normal to have a temp 2 degrees above? If a high temperature indicates a problem, why doesn't a low temp indicate a concern? Well, it does to me! Why even have a 'normal' if it doesn't matter? 

So if my morning temp had been all over the map, that would indicate adrenal problems. The adrenals didn't seem to be an issue at this time. But the low afternoon body temp was a significant indicator of my problem.... and by the way.... I WAS taking thyroid mediation during this time. 

One of my favorite thyroid sites for a great explanation of thyroid issues is: 
They DO NOT teach you to get over the thyroid condition, but their information is wonderful.
I eventually went to a natural grain thyroid medication. It worked as well as the synthetic and seemed to process better for me. But still.... I thought I could do better....Then I got a hold of Dr. David Brownstein's book, Overcoming THYROID Disorders. BINGO!!!! I KNEW I was onto something!

At my last Dr.s appointment for a refill of thyroid medication, I told the Dr. that I was thinking I didn't need the medication any longer. He assured me he would find out when the test results came back. So I waited for the test results. Three days later the office called and told me everything looked great and to keep doing what I was doing. So I did and have been. I had been off the thyroid for nearly a year now. And my weight is manageable, my hair has thickened up according to my hairdresser and I have plenty of energy. I still don't get everything done I would like, but I haven't found a good cloning program yet either. AND... my afternoon temperature is usually around 98.4-6 F.

Do you have symptoms of a low functioning thyroid?
Low basal body temperature, temperature not reaching 98.6 or close.
Thin hair
No energy
Lowered immunity
fatigue symptoms/diseases
Low levels of hormones, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, just to name a few.
Weight gain, inability to lose weight
Joint pains
PMS symtoms
The list goes on......

So what affects the thyroid?
Trapped negative energy, I release quite a few of these.
Poor nutrition.
Lack of fundamental necessary elements.
Overload of toxins.
Two toxic elements affecting the thyroid and pituitary are fluoride and bromine. In the 1960's Bromine was added to breads. Hmm... how interesting. We already were adding fluoride to water. 

When the thyroid and pituitary call for nutrients, they take whatever is floating around if they can't find exactly what they are looking for, usually what is picked up is fluoride and the bromine.  These elements will build in the gland, and the gland will not then be responsive to releasing necessary hormones or be able to pick up necessary hormones. And you will end up a thyroid patient. But it doesn't happen for quite a while as the test given does not measure how much hormone is actually being received by the body. 

Treating the thyroid:
This is a SLOW program. There is nothing fast about this.
What are the factors I have used?
I have used Dr. Christopher's products and helped a thyroid recover.
I used Vit E because it breaks down scar tissue. 
I used Vit C because it is great in cell rebuilding.
I used iodine with selenium and Vit. B2, these are co-factors that help with iodine absorption. I graduated the iodine supplement as recommended, I also used muscle testing for dosages.
Of course this is in addition to my regular vitamin regime.

After graduating the iodine up, using muscle testing for dosages and then back down, I currently take only maintenance dosages 2-3 times a week now.

How long did this take? Well, it takes 2-3-4 months. 
It is a very slow process because the thyroid is not a quick gland to work with, it changes very slowly. As the iodine is gradually added to the diet, the toxins are slowly released from the glands. You just can't rush this.
But when you get to where you need to be, it is WORTH IT! 
Since that time, I have also learned how to release negative energies out of these glands so they can function to their full capacity. 

Thankfully we have been given many avenues to help us during our journey here. I am grateful for all I have been given to help me and now I can help others.

I am thinking I will address more of the iodine issue in the next blog... I am thinking...

Choose good health and make it a great week!

ps, please check with your health professional if you have questions about this or health issues.


Posted on August 1, 2013 at 5:07 PM Comments comments (6)
Weight was not going to be this weeks blog, but I have reconsidered. That is why this is a little late.  :-) Hang on... here we go!!!!

A friend of mine, who was born in Holland and raised in the States, and I were visiting and started talking of how Europeans (some of her relatives) view the 'fat' Americans. I was informed that Mexico now takes over now as being the heavy weights. Interesting...

I don't think I know of anyone has not been on a diet of sorts. The diets range from allergic, to cleanses, to weight loss, to weight gain, to raw, to low carb, to high carb, to high protein, to vegan and probably more.
But for the most part, I think the diet for weight loss tops the list.
There are so many factors involved with weight loss I can't hit all of them here. You will need to do some homework with this. I use information from several Dr.s; Dr. Joel Wallach, Dr.David Brownstein, Dr. Bradley Nelson, Dr. Joseph Mercola, Dr. Devi Nambudripad, Dr. John R. Christopher, Dr. John Lee and others. I have read many books, several by the Dr.s listed.
So here goes with my take, an overview of weight problems.

Is there a hormone imbalance? 
Many women have an estrogen dominance issue. This usually is from a lessening of the progesterone. Progesterone keeps a lid on the estrogen. How do you know you might have this? Well, if you have a large abdomen supporting large breasts, it is worth considering. There are more symptoms, please research this.
We can find out through muscle testing what the issues may be. We can do releases using TEC to take out the negative energy blocks that may be interfering with a particular hormone. This CAN BE BE DONE FROM A DISTANCE. And progesterone cream may be suggested.

Are the glands fully functioning?
One of the most frustrating tests going happens to be the TSH, thyroid stimulating hormone. Many Dr.s swear by this test, I have been the rounds with a few of them. I had one good Dr. who took my symptoms seriously, tested, I was in the low end of normal range, and put me on a thyroid supplement. Life got better. I am off all medications now, my thyroid is working again. So it is possible to correct and heal the thyroid.
Again, releases on the thyroid have helped along with proper supplements.
The old fashioned thyroid test is done with a Basal Thermometer. Take your temp orally for 5 mornings in a row, before you get out of bed. Record this, if it is very eradic, all over the place (67-97 degrees), this could be an adrenal issue. Then take your temp at 3:00 pm every afternoon for the 5 days. Your afternoon temperature should be around 98.6 degrees. If it is low, below 98, you are probably sporting a sluggish thyroid. 
Out of curiosity, what happens if your Dr. takes your temperature and it runs 2 degrees high? Oh, my... you're fighting something! But if it is low, that is another normal? Hmm.....

Now here is the rub, you will be having low thyroid symptoms, weight gain, sensitivity to cold, etc. Your Dr. will give you the TSH, you fall within the normal range and he will tell you that you are fine. Hmm......  
I would hope you wouldn't let your Dr. get away with telling you to, "Just lay off the candy bars," as I had one tell me. Please take time to do a little research. There IS HELP FOR THIS! 

Suffice it to say, there is more to this story.  So the adrenals and the thyroid should be evaluated, along with the pituitary, they all work together and any one of them can be harboring a negative energy or toxicity. 

There are many people who take thyroid medication and don't feel up to par. There is help for them also.

Is there toxicity?
The body insulates itself when there are toxins present. So all the weight around the middle may be the body's way of protecting itself from toxins. Have you ever had a significant weight loss and enjoyed the results only to start the rebound with in 4-5 months? Many times this is just the body insulating against toxins which have become concentrated because a smaller you has less body area to spread the toxins over. Hence... insulation is needed and the body complies.
We can check the body to see if we need to do a toxin release or cleanse.

Can this weight be drug related?
Yes. Diabetes drugs are notorious for packing on the weight. Unfortunately, you do need them. There are other prescription drugs also that will put weight on.
A better idea might be to get the body to a healthier place with a good diet, supplements and finding the underlying cause for the problem being treated. I am happy to help anyone who is serious about this, and again we CAN DO THIS FROM A DISTANCE also.

Is there a negative relationship being endured? 
I have seen more than one woman who has insulated herself, literally, from negative barbs or emotions from a negative relationship. We can balance out many of these through TEC, but the relationship itself needs to be addressed.

Is there a shortage of IODINE?
The thyroid can be out of whack with the lack of iodine. We can check the body's need for this. 

Is the body hungry?
We live in a society of overly processed food. The more processed the food, the less nutrition will be found. I am a little more compassionate than some when it comes to hunger. The body is literally starving for nutrition. If you are not supplementing with minerals and vitamins, well, you are going to be eating a lot more food to become satiated. I think this is one of biggest factors in extra weight. The best thing to do is go more natural with the diet, plenty of fresh fruits and vegi's and supplements.

Need to exercise?
Well, this is a given. We have access to so much for exercise. One of the best is just the old fashioned 'walk.'
But what of the "I am just too tired" excuse? Please refer to the previous paragraph concerning nutrition. Like I heard one guy say, "If you were given $1million would you have to be told to spend it?"
Well, when you have good nutrition and your body is feeling good, no one will need to tell you to get out and do something. You will WANT to do more because you have more energy.

How is the digestion?
This is probably one of the biggest factors, there are many factors under it, of poor weight lose. But we will focus on the end, elimination part. If you are not evacuating your bowels regularly, you are going to have a weight problem. It is what it is. There are cleanses and tonics to help this happen. You can retrain your tract over a period of time. We also will check for any imbalances in this system and do releases as necessary. But for sure, you need to have the garbage taken out regularly. 

Are there more fat factors? Sure there are! I have released cravings for carbs, sugar and alcohol. Some are emotional eaters who can be helped  using TEC. There are weight gain associations made with high protein wheat, corn syrup, msg (this is how they make the rats in the lab fat!) and... stress, but this is just a blog and not a novel.

Please know there is help out there and I would be happy to help anyone interested in finding some answers to ridding oneself of the extra LBs!

Have a nutritionally great week!