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hkelly4health

HELEN KELLY, DIP.H.IR.

IRIDOLOGIST, ‚ÄčFAMILY HERBSLIST, CECP, CBCP

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Omega 3 Knees!

Posted on June 22, 2019 at 3:34 PM Comments comments (25)
And we are almost into summer...well the calendar says we should be. 
Hope your weather is cooperating.

So what are some of your summer plans? Any hikes? Are the knees holding you back? 

I recently met with some 'almost' seniors and was a bit taken back by how many were dealing with knee pain. Yuck.
I consider most pain optional and I personally like to opt out.

I have addressed this several times, but whenever I experience something positive, I like to share. I want everyone to be as happy and healthy as possible.

Knee Pain?
What can be some of the causes?
Cartilage breakdown.
Misalignment of the pelvis
Misalignment of the vertebrae.
Pathogens.
Toxins.
Weak tendons.
Weak muscles.          
Adrenal issues can affect the left knee. 
Gall Bladder can affect the right knee.
Energy blockages in the knees. 
Lack of proper supplements.
Lack of exercise. 

I think this is the short list, I am sure there is more. 
It will be a bit different for different people. 

Body Code work can help solve the puzzle as to why there is pain. 
Then we can decide how to deal with it.

There are supplements we can choose from.
Glucosamine/chondroitin helps build tissue.
Gelatin will also help build tissue.
Vit C is a must. It can be a natural anti-inflammatory as well as a catalyst for healing. 
And one I have come across lately is the Omega 3. Not only is it good for bones, but is also good for tissue and joints. 

So I started taking an Omega 3 fish oil from the North Atlantic. I finally did a breakdown on my own nutritional needs and thought this would help in some of the stuff I was trying to address, such as eyes, hair etc. 

After the first month, that little annoying knee irritation seemed to be not so annoying. The knees weren't really sore, just tender at times. 

After month number two, I very seldom noticed the knees. Okay. Stairs? Hmm.... not much problem. 

After month number three, I forgot about the knees.

I have worked for sometime in cartilage rebuilding with gelatin, glucosamine and chondroitin, Vit C and minerals, just general good supplements. And I was taking an EFA, Essential Fatty Acid, complex with flax seed, borage and some fish oil. Apparently, not enough fish oil for what I was needing. 

When we look at oils, traditionally we use Flax for women and Fish for men. These have the precursors in the oils for hormone production. I would suggest testing to see which your body is in need of. Obviously, it is not a 'one size fits all' situation.

OMEGA 3 FISH OIL. 
What can it help? Ready for the novel?
Depression
Eye health
Brain health
  This is absolutely necessary when pregnant for the developing child's                 
  brain. 
  ADHD? You can get bubble gum flavored fish oil for children...and it 
  is shockingly good! 
  Alzheimers or dementia issues? Yep... this and maybe some Vit E. 
  Autism? This requires some definite helps. An evaluation between Cod 
  Liver oil or Omega 3 should be considered. 
Heart health
Blood factors, lowering triglycerides.
  Also will thin the blood, do not take if you are on blood thinners. This will
  be between you and your Dr. 
Insulin factors, helps with diabetics 
Joint and bone health, actually can boost the calcium levels in the bones.
Liver, helps with that fatty liver disease.
Skin, lots of nice moisture!
Sleep
And that is a partial list. 

When rebuilding, do not expect to have over-night results. We are so used to having everything quickly we become impatient. So guys, men, you are notorious for this! You cannot take this for three days and give up because you didn't see any improvement. Go for three weeks and we can talk. 

How much? Again, more is not always better. 
Two capsules day, is a good start. If your working with the brain, try doing one of these capsules at night as this is when the body does repairs. You will be giving building materials at the right time. 
For children, we can work with 1/2 tsp. 
And after healing has occurred, we can go to maintenance doses of supplements. And remember, the body IS DESIGNED to heal!

If in doubt, don't! 
Yes, you can be allergic to something here. That can be addressed if you feel this is the case. We can check. 
If you're not sure about this or any supplement, get some good advice. 
And check with your healthcare provider if you are on some prescription medications. 

Okay! See you on the trail!
Blessings,
Hkelly






 
 






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

Posted on January 6, 2017 at 2:41 PM Comments comments (4)
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. 





The SCOOP ON POOP!

Posted on June 14, 2016 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (12)
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? Okay...it 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.
DR. CHRISTOPHER'S BOWEL AID
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? ;-)

Blessings....
HK

Be sure to see your Dr. for any complications.




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.
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 (3)
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



She's having a baby!

Posted on March 31, 2014 at 11:06 AM Comments comments (1)
Well, we just got our latest bundle of joy!
Little Isabel came a couple of weeks early, but is happy and healthy.
We had a little problem with her bilirubin count, maybe because she was young… then maybe not.
So all this makes me think we need to address some issues about having a baby! I didn't think to tell the mom-to-be what she could do about that biliRubin count BEFORE she had the baby. Her first baby wasn't affected…. Hmm… 'cobbler's kids have no shoes' type syndrome.

Dr. Christopher preached 'good health' of the parents was a prerequisite for a healthy child. I grew up on a dairy farm. My dad always took care to feed his livestock well so they would produce good quality milk and calves. People are no different in that respect. A diet of fast food and prepackaged food is not going reap the benefits of a healthy next generation.
So proper nutrition is vital.

Morning sickness..
We have mother's who get violently ill when pregnant. There are tons of good remedies out there. One of my favs  is the addition of 
B6 into the diet
For many, this is a magic bullet to take care of the morning sickness. 
And NOW we have TEC and BC, to release negative energies which could be causing the morning sickness. This has worked in numerous cases.

Mom's-to-be need a very good supplement program. 
Fish oil is vital if you want a brilliant child.
Calcium/magnesium is vital if you want to avoid the leg cramps and provide the  building blocks for good jaw and bone structure in the developing child. My old family dentist told me there was an 'old wives tale' that goes, "A tooth for every baby." It is true, to some extent, the developing body of the child requires minerals and the mother's body will just supply it for the child risking its own supply. Hence we can have a very weak mother when the child is born.
A good multi vitamin is also necessary, Standard Process has a good one, and you need more than 2 a day.
Minerals should be considered if your multi isn't supplying them. 
One great way to get some minerals and vitamins into the diet and also help the whole uterine area is to drink
RED RASPBERRY LEAF TEA, one cup a day. It is an excellent tonic for the mom.

One good, easy, and tasty way to increase the nutrition would be a fruit/ vegi smoothie. 
And for sure I would consider adding the TANGY TANGERINE mineral and vitamin supplement into this smoothie. This is one tasty way to get the vitamins and minerals you need. Check the products section for this. The EFA's, essential fatty acids, are excellent also!

We also were told, years ago, that after the meal, the mother should lie down on her right side for 1/2 hour. Or at least after lunch. Oh… I know… we just couldn't take time out for that! But maybe we should start…..

Exercise is great! 
You just can't beat the old fashioned "Walk." I worked with a little gal from Australia. She popped out 8-9lb babies with out a problem. She attributed it to walking. They had only one car at the time so she just walked if she needed something. My Dad always told me to get out and walk and swing my arms. And I have become a big proponent of walking.

Sometimes there is a problem with constipation. Uggghh….
There are several things you might try.
Stewed prunes first thing in the am. They are loaded with nutrients and will do a nice job… usually. Just 5-10… and drink the water you heated them in.
Try some fresh apples before bed.
Some times a little olive oil, 2Tb. before bed, also helps. I didn't say it would be delicious! Just mix with a little OJ and shoot it to the back of the throat.
But better yet than olive oil would be coconut oil! You can just eat it off the spoon and it tastes pretty darn good. It sometimes helps. Be sure you are drinking plenty of water! Oh, I didn't put that in here!
Check with your health care provider for more suggestions. 

HYDRATION!!! Sometimes that swelling is your tissues crying for more water. They need to be flushed. And those Braxton-Hicks contractions are often caused by not enough water. DRINK! WATER!

INDIGESTION???
Oh… WOW! Here is an unusual remedy.
Try drinking buttermilk before bed. Don't wash it down with anything. It does a nice job. This was discovered by accident and has worked very well for many moms. It does help one sleep also… that is how we discovered it works well for indigestion!

And what about that Bilirubin count.
This is where the liver is not processing the extra cells as quickly as needed. The mother's liver has been doing the work for both the mother and child before birth. Well, if the mother's liver is sluggish, there is going to be more for the infants' liver to do. During the last trimester, you can drink some lemon juice in water to rejuvinate that liver. I had several jaundiced babies, but none after I did the lemon juice/water drink. 
1/2 lemon squeezed into 1 qt of water to be drank each day during the last trimester. It is delicious! And is a good little tonic for the liver.

Then we get to the last month or 6 weeks of pregnancy. And delivery now becomes real…. !
Birth Prep formula by Dr. Christopher is a MUST! 
Just follow the directions on the bottle, these are an herbal capsule. I took this with my last 3 pregnancies, I had 3 without. Yes… this works! I would NEVER dream of doing a delivery without it. Does it solve all the problems? No. 
I know one young mother who took it and had a C section, baby was breech. Then she had another pregnancy and C section, again taking the formula. Well, the last pregnancy she knew would be a C section so she just skipped the Birth Prep. She learned first hand that this formula will cut your recovery time in HALF! It is a little late to do anything about it after delivery, but you can take it and it will probably help get your hormones back a more normal state, which is what we do after delivery anyway, just 2 capsules a day for the first week post labor.

What does this Birth Prep formula do?
The first thing it does is encourage elasticity in the tissues. This is good if you want to deliver naturally. 
It also seems to expedite a labor.
Then it checks the hormones, they will balance quicker.
And it seems to help with un-necessary bleeding after delivery.
And for sure… it cuts the recovery time IN HALF! 
Is it safe medically?
Well, my girlfriend took it to her Dr. for review. The only thing he could promise her was she would not have pink elephants in her living room. He considered it benign. This is also the girlfriend who would hemorrhage after delivery… except the last delivery after she used the formula the uterus seemed to just progress normally with minimal bleeding.

So the little bundle of joy enters the world and life is upside down for a few weeks while everyone gets on a schedule.

The new mother needs rest, some good food and good company. But in moderation.
If there has been an episiotomy
a little oil from a Vit. E capsule applied only ONCE a day to the site can really help the healing. Also a spray of colloidal silver is very helpful.

Mom should not be carrying anything heavier than the baby for 2 weeks.
This does not include the baby in one of those half ton carriers either! 
For one week after delivery, 2 capsules of Birth Prep formula each day will help the healing, the hormones and the emotions to start balancing.

Milk supply is directly affected by how much fluid the mother drinks and how dedicated she is to nursing. The mom should be drinking, water, every time she goes to nurse and in between times. Nursed babies will eat every 2-3 hours, just get used to having your shirt undone for 3 months. After 3 months the payoff begins! There are a few things that will hinder success, like sore nipples. Be sure to get some of 
Dr. Christopher's Complete tissue formula to use on those nipples and also give them plenty of dry air time. This formula will not affect the infant. 

And what if you eat something offensive to the baby… ours does not do chocolate! We use yogurt to neutralize the milk. Mom just has some yogurt everyday and we get along pretty well… and stay off the chocolate. Other offenders might be cruciferous vegi's like broccoli, cabbage or cauliflower. Go easy on these while you figure out if you can indulge. After about 3 months, you can be pretty open with what you eat. I would always suggest no caffeine while nursing.

We were offered the Hep B vaccine before leaving the hospital. It was refused. The reasoning for the refusal goes like this:
Hepatitis B is resultant from drug use and sexual activity. I find it hard to believe a baby going home in America would be subject to either. But I guess it happens. But since we weren't in that profile, the vaccine was refused.

From my own observation, I have noticed a continuing pattern. The nursery is quiet in the hospital. Upon leaving the hospital the vaccine is administered. It is NOT QUIET AT HOME! 
I have seen some unhappy babies and I have seen some happy babies. One thing in common with most all the unhappy babies is, they received the Hep B vaccine. 
I have never seen full term infant with acid reflux who has not also had the Hep B vaccine. This is an 'old man's' disease. And it is treated with antacids. Where/when did this ever become normal?
Every infant I have seen with a breathing problem, has also had a Hep B vaccine. I have seen some breathing problems without the vaccine, but every infant with breathing problems has had the vaccine.
Every infant I have seen with colic, today, has had the Hep B vaccine. 
This is as good a reason as any for not vaccinating an infant while in the nursery, that is why it is nice and quiet there.
Every symptom I have listed here, and more, is listed on the product information insert sheet with the vaccine. You can look this up on line, don't take my word for it! I did look it up and made more correlations. 

And sometimes a really unhappy baby will benefit with trip to a chiropractor. I had one grand-daughter who was sooooo miserable and also so was anyone who was around for any length of time. My Chiropractor checked her out and found out that her C1 Atlas in the neck was out. Hey…. it isn't easy getting born! He lined her up and WAA.. LAA!!! HAPPY BABY! And happy parents and grand parents and aunts and……
Those old country docs who held the infant up by their heels and smacked their bottom was actually doing everyone a favor. This suspension also will align the vertebrae in the neck and back! (I just nix the smacking part!)

Since now I work in releasing negative energies, I think I will make a statement or two about pregnant women.
Years ago, the condition was considered delicate. A pregnant woman was not even supposed to look upon the face of death as it would mark her child. I will concede there may have been some extreme practices concerning the pregnant woman. 
Today, these women run marathons, work full time and possibly hustle another child around. Okay… if that is what you choose.
But let me tell you some of what I see.
When I first started work with TEC, I worked with a gentleman who had a very active case of asthma. He suffered for years. I treated him for a negative energy he had acquired in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy, some energy  his mother had been afflicted with and he had absorbed. When we cleared this energy it also lessened the symptoms of the asthma. I don't know that he has used an inhaler since. Is every case of asthma associated with an energy acquired in the 3rd trimester? Absolutely not. This is just how this individual was affected.
Since then, I have released from many individuals,  trapped energies acquired during the 2nd and 3rd trimester. Some of these affect the pancreas, or lungs as well as other areas. 
I have developed a real concern for the health of the next generation relative to what I am seeing. If we want a healthy next generation, we better start taking care of the current one. I am now campaigning to take better care of the mothers-to-be. Pregnancy isn't a time to try to be a super woman. You are super enough if you are preparing a little body to enter this world to make it a better place. Stress should be kept at a minimum. Rest and nutrition are primo. 
There was another old fashioned way of dealing with a pregnant woman, they called it "days of confinement." This one might be a keeper…. they just put the pregnant woman off to herself, away from the public. The mother-to-be, more often than not, can't stand herself, or anyone else and well….  Considering how hormonal a pregnant woman can be, this might not be too bad of an idea to resurrect, just thinking out loud here….
;-) (I am not all that serious here!)

So here is to all those mother's-to-be! 
You make the world go around! 
Thank you!
Now go lie down…. 

Have a happy baby!
HK




Please check with your health care provider if you have serious questions about your pregnancy