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How to Energize Yourself

Need more Energy?

Most everyone could use more energy. Are you pushing yourself but feel like you are running on empty? Do you experience an afternoon lull? Do you wish you had more energy to be with loved ones after work?

I had a patient with fatigue but didn't want more supplements. For them supplements didn't quite cut it. In my years of practice I have found that quality of supplements do matter, but it's true that supplements alone may not fix an issue satisfactorily. 

I've been blessed to see patients all over the world. With this patient we had 2 virtual healing sessions over the phone and there was a huge shift and increase in energy and positive mood. I was even surprised! It was as if  something lifted and the increase in energy stayed!

On a tangent, I'm just too excited about these healing sessions. A patient came to me yesterday with blood pressure 145/100 for weeks. We did 1 virtual healing session and the blood pressure dropped 40 points. Patients with fatigue, stomach issues, anxiety, depression, vertigo, headaches, back pain, infections, and many strange conditions have improved so quickly. 

You see, infections, illnesses, negative thoughts, traumas, toxic people around you are all seen as information to the body and they are often stored as "imprints" in parts of our body's that are weaker and more susceptible. These negative information clouds the purity and functionality of our cells like "dust on glass". Some people are naturally better at letting go of these than others. 

Anyone can learn a few simple techniques to help. Here's an Excercise you can practice to help increase your energy levels. Just like you eat and absorb nutrients from food, did you know you can also take in energy from the environment and let it recharge you? We all do this automatically to some extent, but you can train yourself to utilize it better. 

Studies show there is more energy or (prana) in fruits and vegetables compared to processed foods. Scientifically prana or life force energy is described as a displaced electron. A negative ion. They have measured higher numbers of negative ions in nature, such as the beach water or the woods, and less number of negative ions in polluted cities. "Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being." Gen 2:7. The breath of life is sometimes also refered to as prana, which gives us life energy. This life energy is not just the opposite of feeling fatigued, but also supports feeling alive as a human being!

Here's what you can do to increase your energy. 

1. Sit down and imagine white light shining down to the crown of your head (top of head). This white light is energizing, healing and cleansing.

2. As you breathe deeply, receive the white light into your body and let it fill you from head to toe.The white light contains energy to revitalize and energize you. It also cleanses out any negative energy.

3. Once you feel the white light filling every cell of your body, EXHALE deeply to push out and extend the light rays to surround your entire body 2-3 feet around you. This protective light shield around your body can protect you from external negativity coming at you and repel it so you don't get drained by it. 

Do this exercise at least once per day or more. I encourage you to practice this for 5-10 minutes every day, perhaps after work to clear yourself. If you do this for even 7 days straight, it is very likely you will feel a good change. 

If you need some help beyond this exercise and would like a healing session, please contact our office. 



GUT-BRAIN Connection. Can My Gut Affect My Brain?

I had a teacher see me for memory issues and fatigue. She had a very difficult time:

  • focusing
  • remembering new information
  • making decisions 
  • staying on top of her tasks
  • experienced brain fog and extreme tiredness. 

Her brain symptoms and difficulty concentrating were so severe that she needed her partner to help her fill out the health history form. She is relatively too young for age related dementia, so what was causing this?

Photo Credit Taylor Maley

Well it turns out this patient also has some digestive problems that new research shows can contribute to the brain symptoms. John Hopkins Center for Neurogastroenterology conducts research about how the Enteric Nervous System is key to the Gut and Brain relationship. This connection was important to my patient’s recovery. So what is the enteric nervous system? 

The brain is controlled by two nervous systems, one is controlled by your brain (CNS Central Nervous System), the other is the Enteric Nervous System (ENS) which works separate from the brain. Think of it as a thin 100 million nerve cell network that coats your entire GI tract and sends “walkie-talkie” messages, commanding the GI tract to secrete enzymes, digest food, interact with microbes in the gut etc. What happens in the gut is then reported to the CNS (brain). So both the ENS (gut-brain) and CNS (brain-brain) talk to each other. 

I’ve observed patients with GI problems often have more issues with mood, such as anxiety, stress and depression. I’ve also seen patient’s who often report that stress or emotions will worsen their GI problems.

So is it the chicken or the egg? BOTH.

The good news is that research is backing up the gut-brain relationship. Signals from a patients gut with GI issues are more inflammatory than those who are healthy. This explains how inflammatory chemicals can alter their brain chemistry. 

A Harvard Medical School article links stress with increased perception of pain. On the flip side, the article also links patients with GI disorders with increased perception of pain. So perhaps both these issues alter the ENS (gut-brain) and CNS (brain-brain) causing disregulation in pain perception both emotionally as well as physically.

There are two things that you can do at home that can calm down your ENS (Enteric Nervous System): 

  • Deep Belly Breathing (tells mechanoreceptors in diaphragm to communicate with vagus nerve to calm your stomach and stress down)
  • Applying gentle heat to the belly (tells temperature receptors to relax muscles in the gut, if you feel like it is all tensed up in a knott).  

In my practice, I use advanced techniques that help to put the nervous system back in balance, like adjusting the dials on the stereo to the correct volume. These work deeply to release an old body memory stored out of compensation from a previous stressor (physical or emotional) and are specific to re-wiring your nervous system set points. You'll know you need re-setting especially if you've felt, "I was feeling fine until...".

My patient stopped her marathon 2 hr naps, was able to prepare her lessons as a teacher and said she had a much clearer mind after working together on healing her gut. If you are suffering from GI symptoms or Brain issues, please contact me and I would be happy to help you, or point you in the right direction. Stay tuned for Part II of the Gut-Brain connection in a few weeks. 


Are you Dehydrated and Don’t Even Know It?

Do you have fine lines on your face? Do you feel tired and foggy brained? Well that can be a sign that your cells are dehydrated.

Are your eyes or face puffy? Well that means there is a bit of edema where the fluids in your body are not INSIDE your cells where it should be, but outside the cell where it should NOT be. This is another sign that your cells are dehydrated. 

I filmed this video for you while hiking in the desert. Watch it to see what you can do besides drinking water to keep your cells more healthy and hydrated. By doing this, you also slow down the aging of your skin. 

Hydration Video

Did you know that if you drink a lot of water but find that it “goes right through you”, you may not be absorbing water and dehydrated? This occurs very frequently with people who have adrenal fatigue, because cortisol steals away from aldosterone, which helps regulate water balance. Your cells are vital for keeping your body functioning well, so if your cells are not hydrated, you may experience fatigue, muscle aches, dry mouth, decreased immune system function, slower wound healing, and aging faster.

I explain what you can do in my video to keep water inside your cells. This is very important in order to stay hydrated, because many people make the mistake of drinking enough water, but if their body does not have the ability to hold the water inside the cells, they are still dehydrated. Click Here to Watch.

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5 Ways to Have More Energy

So many people struggle with fatigue and feel that they need to use will power to get through the day. It takes a damper out of life when you feel like it is a lot of effort to do something. Often fatigue slowly creeps up on us and we start out thinking that the fatigue is because of the long hours in school, the long work hours, or the busy schedule of having kids. The sad thing is that after a year or more of this, not feeling your best seems like a normal way of life and you may have forgotten how it feels like to feel great. The good news is that this can be changed and I've helped hundreds of patients get their energy and vitality back. Here's a video I made that will show you 5 simple things you can do to double your energy. This 8 minutes will be life changing. At 5.58 minutes into the video, I will tell you the one simple secret many people overlook when working on the adrenals to have more energy.

There are the supplements mentioned in the video

-Ultra Meal (Soy Metagenics)

-Ultra Meal Rice (Metagenics)

-Ultra Meal Whey (Metagenics)

-Endura (Metagenics)

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