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HELEN KELLY, DIP.H.IR.

IRIDOLOGIST, ‚ÄčFAMILY HERBALIST, CECP, CBCP

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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 know 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

Infection.

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 the 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!

Blessings,

Hk

 




























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Anti-aging, the skin! We're on it!!!

Posted on January 6, 2017 at 2:41 PM Comments comments ()
ANTI-AGING, we're talking about the skin this time!
I am all for it...naturally of course. 
I have several daughters. I spent some time with them this last week and we started talking about skin, wrinkles, premature aging and the rest. The fact is, we ARE going to age, thankfully so as the alternative isn't all that great. The goal here would be to do it in the least painful way possible. 
 
For my age, and I am eternally 59 at this point, I have pretty good skin. So because my daughters are interested in MORE anti-aging info, I thought to share some of what is out there, at least what I have available right now. There is always more to know, this by no means is everything! No one knows everything!
These are just things which have come across my radar in the past few years. 

I occasionally have used very expensive products, but I find you don't need the most expensive products for good results. And there is also the nutritional factors here. What supplements does one use for warding off extra aging? Like I said, this is what is on my screen right now. It is NOT everything, I am sure.

Here we go!

B VITAMINS
I once read that one symptom of B 6 Vitamin deficiency was wrinkling around the mouth. Enough said! It isn't going to hurt to take a good brand of B-50 or B-100 complex. These are usually very balanced and you won't be getting too much of one or the other. B Vitamins are water soluble, so don't be afraid of getting too much, your kidneys will take out what you don't need. Beef, poultry, fish, garlic and greens are good sources of B 6 also. 

BETA CAROTENE
This converts to Vit A in the body. This is very much anti-wrinkling. Because it is water soluble, you can take it with very little fear of overdosing. Your kidneys will eliminate the excess. I take 50,000 u a day of this, you can use up to 75,000 a day before you start overdosing. (And this is also VERY good for your eyes!)

VITAMIN C
Vitamin C is great for many things. It also generates rapid cell repair. This is good for the skin. You may want to add 1000 mg a day of this to your diet also.

GELATIN!
And guess what else builds collagen? Yep... old fashioned gelatin. It is marvelous for the joints, the eyes, the hair, the nails AND even the SKIN! So how much do I use? 
Well, I use those packets from the grocery store and use one of those a day. I just blend it into my smoothie. It doesn't taste. After a few months, you may find you can maintain with 3-4 packets a week. I have one daughter who gets her gelatin in bulk from health food source on line. In that case she takes 1 tablespoon a day. (And this is marvelous if you have some joint pain!)

GLUCOSAMINE/CHONDROITIN
These also are some of the building blocks of collagen. And collagen keeps the skin elastic and full.  You may take a couple of these a day. You may end up not needing as much later just to maintain. (Also very good for your joints!)

EFAs
These are Essential Fatty Acids. Flaxseed is very good for women, it is a precursor to estrogen. Fish oil for men, flax for women. 
Depending again on your diet, 1000 u a day is a good start.

HORMONES?
Yep, we want those balanced. Some breakouts can be attributed to estrogen imbalance. 

MOISTURIZER!
My mother-in-law, RIP, had great looking skin. Her secret she said was to, "Moisturize, moisturize, MOISTURIZE!" I use a product called Dermae. It has Vit A in it among other natural ingredients. 

MINERALS!
If there is a shortage of minerals in the diet, this can also affect the skin. It is HIGHLY SUGGESTED you get a good mineral supplement. 

WATER! 
It is the number one element to enhance the skin. I had an esthetician(skin specialist) tell me she could tell who drinks enough water and who didn't by how wrinkled their skin was. I immediately started drinking more water! You need to be drinking about half your weight in ounces. You weigh 150 lbs, you drink 75 ounces of water a day. And this needs to be GOOD water. For sure it should be filtered in some way. And you need to be careful of bottled water, sometimes they have fluoride added and you don't want that. We can go into that more in another blog. 

ASEA GEL
Then one of the products I really like is ASEA GEL. It really nourishes the cell structure of the skin. I use it at night. 

Here is one 'interesting' idea: 
HEMORRHOID OINTMENT? 
Yep. It is purported to shrink tissue. So somebody somewhere decided to try it for the wrinkles on the face and had some great results with it. But there is one thing you might note, the ointment which will work the best for this comes from Canada. They have the yeast extract and shark liver oil which are some of the key ingredients for success. 

HYALURONIC ACID
This is added to many skin formulas. It is to help collagen formulation. I think there are some valuable applications with this. It is probably worth a try.

No doubt there are some things here which some gals will not be able to take or use as they, "Break me out!" Well, I wouldn't do that either! But let me remind you, this can be treated! If you are allergic or intolerant, you can always have a session to address that.

If you have questions about dosages, we can address that also.

I did some work for a gal who had a 'pregnancy mask' on part of her face. She was now 40 and wanted to know if I could work on it for her. Frankly, I was a bit skeptical and could not guarantee results. But we did some releases and about 10 months later her son noticed her face and asked what happened. Now without makeup, the dark mask around her face was gone. Well, that was inspirational! So having some darkness on both sides of my neck, I found I had a reason for them and did some releases. Are they gone? No, it hasn't been 10 months yet...BUT! They now are getting very molted looking, breaking up I guess you would say. So now I watch and wait. Many times there are toxicities in the skin which need to be addressed, some are related to gland toxicities. Thankfully, we can address those also. 

I HIGHLY suggest any supplements you take are of a good quality. Cheap isn't always the best, and also at times when you buy the most expensive you're paying for packaging. Just use caution, and get some suggestions. 

Right now I am researching which oils may be of benefit to the skin. So there will more coming on that. There just always is so much more to know!

We are going to age. We can do it well. But please remember, the best thing about your face will ALWAYS be your SMILE!
Keep smiling!
  "Put a smile on your kisser and someone may put a kiss on your smiler!"

Blessings...

Hkelly


As always, if you have concerns, please contact your preferred health care provider. 





Depression.... THERE IS HELP!

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 10:24 AM Comments comments ()
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.
SYMPTOMS:
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. 

SOME THINGS WE CONSIDER:
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! 
HK


 






Have a toxic Brain?

Posted on May 10, 2014 at 12:13 PM Comments comments ()
In the family we have had an accident which I am not ready to able talk about just yet. But lets say it was an accident and there was brain injury/trauma. So I have been dealing with brain issues for a month or what feels like a lifetime. I have learned soooo much!

Lately, I have been seeing lots and lots of TOXINS and toxins in the brain. So where do these toxins come from? I think mostly life. There are some we can avoid, some we should avoid and others we need to just deal with.

What can we avoid? How about some of those chemicals in the water.
If your using fluoridated water, you are cramming the hypothalamus and pituitary with fluoride. You might want to look up some info about fluoride and decide if you want to continue doing that. 

There are also bromides, which affects glands, from bleached flours, use unbleached. Might want to look that one up also. 

And then there are the preservatives in our foods. Do you know mortician now uses about 1/2 the embalming fluid as was necessary 60 years ago? That's right. You are pickling yourself. Where as bodies used to need to be embalmed with a day or so, now can wait several days before breakdown. I know somewhere there is a person thinking this is okay…

We have toxins on the foods we eat. They are called pesticides and fertilizers.
Many of these are hormone, estrogen, based. Does that not get you a little concerned? Do you think these could possible affect the master glands like the hypothalamus which regulates hormones? Uhh… yeah….
Organic isn't cheap, but neither is ill health.


I have been working with a baby who was born to a drug addicted mother. I think this is one of the saddest situations. By testing, we learn he is loaded with toxins from drugs; his brain, his glands, his organs. Yes, there are things that have been done to help him. But it is quite the process. Meanwhile, the child is miserable, as well as his caretakers. Then as recommended  the state, vaccines were introduced into a body and brain with issues of toxicity already present. At this juncture, I will ask you please read the package insert from vaccine company, before you get the vaccine. It is online if you can't get it otherwise. Prevention of toxicity is far easier and cheaper than a clean up with it's questionable outcome.


Like I said, it will be hard to avoid all the toxicities in our society. But if we do no more than the best we can and avoid as many toxins as possible, we will be ahead of the game. 

Now, back to the accident in our family. There was brain trauma. Because of the lifestyle chosen by the mother of the family, there weren't many toxins in this child's brain. We were ahead of the game as we started into recovery with this child. And I will add he is recovering very well, an answer to many prayers. And as he has needed the drugs for treatment, we detox as we go. It has been a very interesting and rewarding experience. More on that in a later post.

Please, try to have a less toxic week!

HK



HAPPY NEW YEAR! Pick your FIX!

Posted on January 11, 2014 at 5:03 PM Comments comments ()
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 
Well, we are planning one aren't we?
So now it becomes official, the New Year is here! 
You know for sure because all the diet stuff is being advertised.There are 'new' diets, 'new' foods you should put into your diet, 'old' foods you should never put into your diet, new exercise programs and then the list just gets longer.

We all know if we just do all that is on the list we will live long and healthy lives…. just like last year… right?
 
So what is it going to be? Extra pounds that need to go, better toned body, dropping a bad habit, getting off some medication or a better diet?
There always seems to be enough to choose from.
My philosophy is just to pick ONE ITEM, only one. Do you realize your chances of success are almost at 100% if you are only working on ONE ITEM? Those are odds I like!

If you are going to work on a weight issue please remember you will also need to look at detoxing, good bowel movements and a simple exercise program as well as wholesome foods. I remember the exercise guru Jack LaLane. His motto about fried foods was: A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips.
Now that is something to think about. 
Eat as close to what God created, avoid the boxed and packaged stuff and you will make steady progress.
You would also want to check your thyroid activity. A sluggish thyroid will prevent weight loss, a healthy weight loss. And if it isn't addressed, all that weight you lose will be back shortly. There are other hormones that play a role, such as estrogen. Estrogen dominance can make women, and men, heavy in the middle. This should also be evaluated.
If you have cravings, these can be mineral or vitamin deficiencies. Consider good supplements. Personally, I like the tangy tangerine in which you get vitamins AND minerals.
Cravings can also be signals of trapped emotions in glands. Some of my clients say it is wonderful to be free of cravings so as you can just leave stuff, by your CHOICE. I would have to agree.

Is exercising a problem because of stiffness or pain?
This is where the EMOTION CODE or BODY CODE would be of benefit. It is much easier to exercise when you feel good. Would anyone have to tell you how to spend a $million? Just like they would not have to tell you to get up and get going when you feel good.

Dropping a bad habit isn't so easy, but if that is all your working on and you have decided it is going, you are well on your way. Addictions can be terrible to deal with, but they can be dealt with. Many times we take the emotion out of it and find it much easier to let go.

Remember, you only need to take one item to work on! 
Pick out yours and lets address it.

Wishing you a successful, Happy, HEALTHY, New Year!

hk







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

Posted on October 15, 2013 at 9:58 AM Comments comments ()
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:
Minerals
B-Vitamins
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!
HK
















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