Removing Toxic Chemicals from Your Home

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What if a large amount of medical services you have been seeking, is due to a simple matter of toxic overload?  Americans suffer from overexposure to toxins and chemicals, causing physical, emotional and mental problems, and most are not aware of it!  Are YOU?

Before you leave your bathroom you have applied or sprayed somewhere between 80 and 300 chemicals!  It matters because every toxin and chemical you use, apply, spray, and breathe in, affects and disrupts your endocrine system, and destroys your hormonal balance (you have over 100 hormones, BTW, which regulate absolutely EVERYTHING in your body, from your body temperature, to your sleep cycle, to your mood, behavior, state of mind, and keeping your entire body at correct and healthy levels for EVERYTHING, including glucose, proteins, etc…)

Getting rid of chemicals in your home is very simple, but you must want to do it.  Please know that you will never be able to enjoy wellness, if you do not get rid of ALL toxins possible in your home.  Significantly reducing the amount of toxins will make a difference.  Every single product off-gasses, no matter how tightly you think the container is sealed…and once it is on or around you, it is destroying your health daily!  If you are ready to get healthy and well, get your donation boxes out, and let’s go from room to room!

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Number one offending area:  your bathroom.  Open the medicine cabinet…
Toothpastes (They actually state that you are not to swallow the product!)
Body Shampoos
Hair Shampoos
Shaving Creams
Hair Gels
Hair Sprays
*Unless these products specifically list natural ingredients and/or organic ingredients, count on them being man-made chemicals that are harmful.

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Number two offending area:  your kitchen, under and next to your kitchen sink…
Dish soap
Hand Soap
Dishwasher soap
Window Cleaner
Counter Sprays
Air Fresheners (sprays or plug-ins)
Oven Cleaners
Trash Can Liners (Scented)
Bathtub Cleaners
Clorox Wipes (see label, it states **DO NOT ALLOW SKIN CONTACT)
*Assume all of these are toxic, unless you have made them yourself, or you have purchased directly from companies or individuals known to be committed to using only organic or toxic free ingredients.

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The Laundry Area:
Laundry Detergents
Fabric Softeners
Fabric Brighteners
*Laundry detergents and softeners stay on your clothes, and enter your body through the skin.  Even if you are not showing a physical skin reaction, these are not doing good things to you.  Fabric softeners have some of the highest toxic components, which affect your respiratory system.

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The Garage Area:  Caustic products emit gasses, and still enter the home…
Paint Thinners
Weed Killers
*These are some of the most dangerous chemicals, and easily absorbable through the skin and via breathing in.  If you can store them at all in a shed away from the main structure of the house, that would be a HUGE improvement in toxic load in the home.

If you haven’t yet found a truly reliable, honest, and transparent company or individual to purchase fully healthy cleaning products, body care products, and cosmetics, you have NOW!  Check out the Young Living brand of products, whose purpose is to bring Wellness, Purpose and Abundance to all families!
Much better replacement Options from Young Living:  For Beginners…
Entire line of personal care, (shampoos, lotions, creams)
cosmetics (Savvy Minerals)
ART Skincare,
and Essential oils (instead of perfumes or colognes)

To replace almost every single cleaner in the home:  Thieves Household Cleaner


Thieves Laundry Soap

Healthy Gardening:
Use various essential oils, such as Peppermint, Spearmint, Lemongrass, Cedarwood, etc…

For more product information, pricing, and ordering, please CLICK HERE!

Great Sleep Can Be Yours!

Let’s get right to it:  if you are missing out on really great, deep, restorative sleep, it’s not because of lack of sleeping pills.  There’s a cause.  As always, find the root cause, and you will be able to have your body work properly.

Rather than make you read a bunch of unnecessary information, here’s what you can do to get great sleep:
*Get Night Shift for your electronics.  In short, having bright blue light entering your eyes after the sun goes down, destroys your body’s ability to sync for sleep.  Even better, get off all electronics when the sun goes down, and pick up some books!
*Get off all electronics at least one hour before going to bed.
*Stop watching the news, or anything that upsets you…test it…go 40 days without watching the news…if it’s bad enough news, someone will tell you…but honestly, we were not created to carry or
*If you are a Christ-follower, or if you would like to explore meaning beyond self, there’s nothing better than seeking hard after God, and no better time to do so than right before going to sleep!  Not only does God’s Word bring healing to heart, mind and soul, but whatever you take in right before going to bed, is processed in your mind as you sleep…it is in sleep that God’s Word does the healing and the sealing.
*And/Or, find subjects that make your heart sing, or that interest you, and READ and contemplate those, before heading for sleep.
*Diffuse Young Living Lavender, Stress Away, or other relaxing essential oils…it adds an additional level of relaxation.
*Apply Young Living relaxation oils under the bottoms of the feet.
*Hit your pillow, lights out, and eyes closed no later than 11pm, for best sleep.

As with anything else, your quality of sleep is directly tied to your lifestyle, or choices.  Everything, including the state of your spiritual life, will affect your sleep…when I say everything, I mean absolutely everything:  if you are thinking about it, reading it, looking at it, tasting it, applying it on your skin, breathing it in, drinking it…if it touches you in any way, it will either help you get better sleep, or draw you further away from sleep.

Great sleep is yet another side benefit of experiencing wellness.

Super Brain & Mental Health Resources

Related imageTo the extent that you nourish your brain with the nutrients it needs, in terms of foods, supplements (when necessary, if foods are not meeting requirement: 95% of United States Population not meeting nutrient requirements on a daily basis), and all sensory input you give it, is to the extent the brain will be able to focus, concentrate, and have the ability to rebuild itself to the most optimal level possible, no matter in what state an individual finds their brain and/or mind to be in. 

It is now known that the brain CONSTANTLY works on building connections, every minute of every day of our entire lives!  This is called Neuroplasticity, and it means that our mind, behavior and even capability is able to be built up or torn down on a moment by moment and day by day basis!  This is also exactly why cognitive and behavioral therapies work, and  why you will find that some days you seem to “have it all together”, able to focus and concentrate, and some days seem to just fall apart:  All based on the input you are giving your brain and mind, not just in terms of nutrients (foods and supplements), but also in terms of input you are allowing from every one of your five senses (sight, sound, touch, taste, smell). This also means that YOU can do many things to help build your brain (or your child’s), and attain optimal brain function, no matter what, or where you start off in brain function capabilities, or even where one starts mentally.  Are you stopping to absorb that truth?…

This means NO MATTER WHAT…Insert your personal experience here:______.  Please note:  For each individual, optimal function will look different, but it will be an improvement over what is currently being experienced.  I hope you understand that what is being said now, via scientific discovery, is that brain function and how the mind works for an individual, is indeed, changeable, no matter what the diagnosis for any individual.  NO MATTER WHAT!

So the spectrum of ASD, to mental and emotional disturbances, to current inabilities of brain function, to ( fill in the blank here with your labeled diagnosis) …there are things that you can do to help improve and change the way the brain functions, thereby impacting processing, behavior, and thinking!  This process WILL TAKE TIME ( and always more time than what you would like it to), so do not expect a full scale miracle in short order.  It is a process, and NOT an event! While it can take as little as a few days to see improvements, BIG improvements don’t start kicking in until around six months.  HUGE improvements can run a spectrum amount of time, dependent totally on your body’s ability to detoxify, your willingness to be faithful to doing the things needed, and your environment ( which is mostly up to you).  There will always be unchangeable variables.  For those of you who are Believers, you know God has those covered…for those of you who are not, just hang in so you can see results.  Ready to ROCK YOUR HEALTH AND WELLNESS?

The following are resources that help build the brain and mind most effectively, and efficiently.  These can be your go-to’s for top brain and mental function!  The brain and mind require deep oxygenation, rest, a state of calm, and relaxation, as well as positive input in all areas, including nutritional, emotional, mental thoughts, spiritual, and all sensory input.  Whether you are a Christ follower, or not, there are plenty of scientific studies (and surely some of your own personal experiences or what you may have witnessed or heard) that show the power of the human spirit.  We are not bodies WITH a spirit, we are spiritual beings in a body.  For that reason, and because our spirit is the essence of who we are, we experience healing and wounded-ness even at that level, and most deeply at that level.  This means that if you want full and complete healing of the brain and mind, it will eventually require seeking and finding God.  Set that aside for now, if you are not yet a Believer, or are skeptical, or outright rebellious of this idea.  Take what you can from the rest of the blog ( I promise you, it will be worth your time ), and at least consider the possibility that you may not know EVERYTHING there is to know in and about the universe, and that there is more that you may not know, that what you do not know might include things about God, and that it might be just as, if not more important to your life than whatever knowledge you may already have acquired! 

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The number one, completely FREE thing you can do to help boost brain function only takes five minutes a day, and you can do it anywhere!  Sit across from each other, hold hands gently, and gaze into each other’s eyes for at least four minutes.  This can be challenging at first.  Emotional and mental disturbances or neurological challenges cause individuals to avert their eyes from the gaze of others.  But that is because those areas shut down due to trauma, atypical neurological function, heavy metal and other toxicities, or mental or emotional pain of any kind.  These centers can be re-opened by connecting soul to soul with others.  Gazing into the eyes of another starts building those neural pathways again, to open up emotional connection.  This isn’t something you can force, and there should be no coercion, frustration, shaming or yelling of any kind, to try to get another person to do this.  You start with as long or as short as the needy person can handle, (even if it is only a few minutes seconds at first) and simply make a few minutes to give it a try, every day.

This is a fantastic therapy session for anyone wanting to more deeply connect with any other person relationally. Great for reconnecting to spouse, friend, child, or anyone, really!  Simply do for as long as is possible, and notice the changes that occur over time!  Some of you will even notice differences right away!  At first it can be challenging, and even feel silly.  Giggles often erupt, there may be feelings of being uncomfortable, or looked into, or vulnerability…go with it…often there are tears shed.  But always, there is a shift in the way we begin seeing each other and each other’s situations, and there is a shift in your being.  The number one thing you MUST do to have successful sessions:  close your own eyes, before you start ( other person does not have to do this part ), and focus on the complete feelings of LOVE that you have for the person you are wanting to connect with, aaaaand, GO!

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Another Simple and Free Thing You can Do:
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Music Therapy:  Here is a YouTube Example
Simply listen to the musical pieces at least at night, before going to bed, but also first thing in the morning, if possible, and when you meditate or as you pray or speak your daily affirmations.  Shoot, anytime you can pipe the calming, brain building music through, go for it!  Our brain and mind works off of frequency.  How these work determines the mental, emotional and behavioral capabilities you have.  The more balanced and synchronized they are (left hemisphere to right), the calmer, more focused, better behaved, and greater learning ability!  Sounds at 4-8 Hz are the best.  Calm classical music, Tibetan singing bowls, or REAL Gregorian Monk Chants (singing of Scripture in Latin, NOT same genre for modern or other lyrics), are all examples of healing musical tones or songs.

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That should ROCK your world right there!  It’s all about finding ways to bring the brain to a state of calm and relaxation.  Sensory input is what can do that for the brain!!

Science research shows we need 4 hugs a day to survive, 8 hugs a day to maintain, and 12 hugs a day to grow and change, and stay healthy, joyous and vibrant.  This will be challenging for those with sensory issues, and who may not seem to like hugs…the healthier a person gets, the more they will accept hugs…this needs to be worked up to, slowly and gently, as appropriate touch and hugs are extremely healing.

Dry Brushing:
a simple, easy, and very effective and inexpensive therapy you do at home.  Do not get stuck on the “How to”…just start with what you can.  You may only be able to brush the hands, arms and feet, or maybe just one area, to start.  This stimulates the nervous system, and has a huge amount of other benefits.  It wakes up the brain, and helps detoxify the body.  This is ESPECIALLY great for people with ASD, Depression, Anxiety and Emotional disturbances.
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THE most Important and most effective thing you can do to change a loved one’s mental, and emotional health, and the ONE thing that heals at the deepest levels is love and patience.
  There is no substitute!  The lack thereof is also the number one contributor to mental anguish, emotional pain, and eventual brain damage…yes, you heard correctly, brain damage.  Have you ever seen entire groups of children, who were neglected, abused or simply unloved?  There is a look about them, that makes them seem “off”.  Their minds have suffered great and extensive trauma, and it has caused actual PHYSICAL brain changes!

What is your home environment like?  Is it chaotic, overwhelming, frustrating, full of anger, or strife or any kind of negativity?  Ours was, at one point too!  It’s time for you to make the changes necessary, to bring peace and love into the home!  The latest scientific studies on the brain and mind suggest that the mind actually directs the brain, not the other way around.  And within that new paradigm shift of thought, is the idea that loving, joyful, positive thoughts create life-giving, healthy brain connections, while stressed-out, chaotic, hateful, ugly, painful, or negative thoughts of any kind, create life-taking, unhealthy brain connections.

This topic alone can take years to discuss and develop, but I’m a bottom-line, get right to the point kind of person:  give and show deep love and patience for all who surround you, and you will be part of their healing.  When you mess up, repent, and ask for forgiveness, purposefully intending and working towards changing your reactions and your own way of thinking and behaving.  For more information on this topic, and how to reverse brain damage, as well as how to help yourself or someone move past ANY kind of psychiatric or brain function diagnosis, you can check out what one world-changing Neuroscientist, Dr. Caroline Leaf has to say, by checking out her link when you scroll down. Keep reading and taking notes on this… it’s getting better and better!

Here is what the Bible has to say about what Love is…think on these truths (whether you are a Believer or not, you will still find these to be right on point!)

1 Corinthians 13 English Standard Version (ESV)

The Way of Love

” If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned,[a] but have not love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;[b] it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. 11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. 12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.

13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”

Detox Your Brain!
Dr. Caroline Leaf’s pioneering work on the brain and mind was the first information that gave our family any hope for our son’s full recovery.  When you come across an expert who is able to synthesize information from not only their own field of work, but seeks greater and deeper understanding of how other things impact what they are talking about, you have found a treasure!  The brain cannot function well, let alone optimally, when it is full of toxic thoughts, “foods”(or really, “non-foods”), spiritual lies, and/or negative thinking.  Dr. Caroline Leaf has a wonderful 21 Day Brain Detox system that you and your family can easily participate in online.  It’s not the only way to detox your brain, but it sure is one of the simplest to follow, and you will easily see results.   You’ll be able to find information on that on her website, listed above.


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Since WHAT you think about, builds neural pathways, and these cause either better or worse brain function to occur, it is necessary that you examine and consider WHAT you are allowing to cross your mind! (And see, and hear and process)  If you are a parent, wanting to help a child increase their brain function and ability, by changing their negative way of thinking, it takes time and patience!  This is all about lovingly and patiently correcting any negative thinking, as you probe what they are thinking about, why you see certain actions or behaviors, etc…as they are sharing with you what was crossing their minds, you can then replace it with good, positive options for them to consider.  BUT you MUST VALIDATE THEIR FEELINGS, and try to understand WHY they feel that way, first!  If you are open to an amazing short, concise and powerful book that can change ALL your relational experiences, please prepare your heart and mind, by reading and applying the book titled:  “I Hear YOU”, by Michael Sorensen.  **Please note:  you cannot give what you yourself do not have.  So if you tend to think negatively, it’s time you learn how to turn that ship around for yourself as well!  (For further positive thinking training, see:  “The Power of Positive Thinking”, by Norman Vincent Peale, and  “Emotional Intelligence”, by Michael Garron)

Use Essential Oils to Impact Regions of the Brain:

To improve brain connectivity and calm area you want to address most, apply particular oils to regions outside those areas.  You will see an improvement in function, over time.

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Thinking causes the following reactions to occur in your body:
*Energy Activity (even measurable heat)
*Measurable electromagnetic fields
*Trackable electrical impulses
*Visible and Measurable chemical effects
*Measurable vibrations in the membranes of neurons
*Activation of Photons, which can be captured on measurement devices and seen on computer
*Builds OR Destroys Neural Connections, based on whether you are thinking about positive things, or negative things!
Your thinking sets off a series of actions that involve neurotransmitters, proteins and energies, which create a signal, which in turn CHANGES YOUR BRAIN!!
*Neural connectivity can be facilitated through the use of high quality essential oils!
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*To be able to have a relaxing, restful night, you MUST focus on the input you are allowing, right before bed.
Your brain and mind will get to work subconsciously, to work through and out every input you have allowed throughout the day, but especially that with which you shut down your conscious thought patterns with.  This means…
* Do not go to bed arguing, angry, or otherwise in a negative state of mind (Ephesians 4:26)
* Do not watch negative, disturbing, horrifying, scary, mean, or soul-destroying material
* The news is out, it doesn’t help build your mind or your brain
* DO watch uplifting, positive, edifying, encouraging, faith-filling, loving and soul-building material…in fact, one of the many things you can do for GREAT sleep, is study the Bible on any area in your life that you’d love to have better outcomes in!
* DO listen to brain building music…see Music Therapy ideas, below
* Be mindful throughout the day, and note how things affect you emotionally, physically, mentally, and even spiritually…the more you get to understand yourself, the better you will get to address your own issues and help yourself!
* Use specific essential oils and other therapies, before going to bed, to help calm your mind, and get you ready for deep, restorative sleep.
* Drink the Golden Milk Tea found in a separate blog entry.

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Sleep Well!
Meaning, sleep deeply and for a long enough time.  As you sleep, every one of your body systems are rebooting, and regenerating/healing! ( When you don’t sleep well, the opposite is true).  Your quality down time, plus the nutrients you’ve fed your brain will determine the quality of regenerating that goes on.  To sleep well:  get off electronics of all kinds, at least one hour before you want to fall asleep.
* Set up an essential oils diffuser in your room, and diffuse relaxing and sleep inducing oils.
* Apply the same relaxing and sleep inducing oils to the bottoms of your feet. One drop.
* Drink the Golden Milk Tea ( recipe listed in separate blog entry).
* Choose to read positive, uplifting, encouraging things, before going to sleep…
If you are a Christ follower, or would like to explore Christianity (so worth it, to your eternity!), there’s nothing like allowing God’s Word to sink into your conscious and subconscious…not only does it help you sleep better, but reading this before going to sleep, allows your brain to get to work on developing and understanding the application of God’s Word.  This in turn, brings you peace, and shows you the straightest, most helpful path for you.  Win-Win!
* Extremely low orange lighting or no light in the room.
* Once your head hits the pillow, count on taking 5-10 minutes to drift into great sleep.
* Do mindful deep breathing, counting in seven slow counts, while breathing through the nose, holding four slow counts, and slowly exhaling out the mouth for 7-9 slow counts.
* Meditate on love and goodness, as you drift to sleep.
* You should wake up incredibly refreshed, and ready to go!  If you don’t, review the steps…what did you miss?  If you haven’t missed anything, check the rest of your lifestyle choices.  Change whatever isn’t about love or higher-level, positive thought patterns.
* While research may say that we “need” 7-8 hours, some people will need more, and some will need a little less.  Don’t get hung up on how many hours, the question is:  have you rested deeply?

Use a Cold Pack!

When the brain is on overdrive, scans show too much heat in that area.  Using a cold pack allows for the heat to dissipate, which in turn allows the brain to work at a cooler and healthier temperature.  Many people with anxiety, or ASD, or any of a number of other diagnosis of imbalance in neurological function find it helpful to fall asleep with a wrapped cooling pad on their pillow.  You can use a cooling pad any time you feel your brain “revving up”.  Please note, this is not just for anxiety, but rather for optimum brain function!  You can also find gel-padded pillows on the market, for this same purpose.

Exercise the brain and mind: games and activities that put the brain and mind to work!

I’m sure you can Google a huge list, but here is a very short list to get you going:
Phone apps, such as WordScapes, Unblock Me, and Flow Free, or anything that actually engages the brain to work on answers.  Do NOT choose mindless, idle games, games that cannot be won, or most video games that achieve nothing in positive brain stimulation.

Therapies that Positively Impact Brain Function and Mental Health:
     These build the brain by either supporting neural activity, facilitating neural function, or calming the mind to function well:

**Things you can do at home…AND support all other therapies you do!

Practice Love and Patience moment by momentAromatherapy: The use of essential oils, to calm and relax the nervous system, and build neural connections.
Hydrotherapy: The use of warm baths, while using unscented Epsom Salts, adding essential oils to the salts, before throwing into the bath.  BUT, you can also use cold showers/baths to get your mind on a different track…plus it also has numerous other health benefits!
Music Therapy (ex: Whole Tones, or Hemispheric Synchronization, Mozart Effect, Authentic Gregorian Monk Chants, Tibetan Singing Bowl, etc…)
Color Therapy: surrounding yourself with calming, relaxing colors, and even focusing on calming, relaxing colors.
Art Therapy: relaxation through expressing emotions while doing art
Positive/Affirming Speech Therapy: helping build positive neural connections through positive affirmations
Nutritional, Juice and Shake Therapies: giving the brain and mind the nutrients it needs, to work properly
Daily, Intermittent Fasting:  Go 14-16 hours without eating (from dinner previous day to first meal the next day)
3 Day and 7 Day Fasts: for adults, water only (DO NOT DO THIS IF TAKING MEDICATION!!):  The gut and brain, indeed your entire body, is able to do a re-set, when you fast for at least three days!

Things you can learn to do at home…

Practice Safe Conversations:  learn to truly listen and respond from your heart, and with compassion, love and patience
Aroma Freedom Technique
Emotional Release Freedom Technique
Raindrop Technique

Things you can get help with from professionals…
EVOX:  Emotional Perception Reframing- I do this!  
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:  NOT for AUTISM
ABA Therapy:  NOT for AUTISM
Therapy to apply at home:  Therapist Aid
Christ-Centered Counseling (not the same as Christian counselors, see “Christian Counseling” blog, coming soon):  make sure counselor believes in FULL and COMPLETE healing!

QEEG- mapping the brain first, to see where brain frequencies are out of balance, the client works on a series of mental exercises while hooked up to sensors, and client causes games, music, or videos to play harmoniously, only by training the mind to enter the correct frequency ranges (required for rational and calm thinking processes, as well as ability to rest).  Then having follow up brain mapping done.  The brain mapping is usually around $1,000 and up, and each QEEG session is around $75 and up.  Your doctor trained in this will decide number of sessions to start with.  Ranges from just a few sessions to 30 or more.  Insurance often pays for this.  If you happen to live in the Dallas area, or are willing to travel there, you have access to Neurotherapy Center of Dallas, with Dr. Jonathan Walker.  They have periodic informational sessions where you can come hear all about the therapy and ask any questions you might have.  You can reach them at: 972-991-1153.  Check for a clinic near you, that offers this therapy, and make sure you are able to get the brain map done before and after the sessions.  This ensures the clinician knows how to set the sessions, and allows you to visually see the difference in you or your loved one’s brain function.

I highly recommend that any and all professional therapies be accompanied by the therapies you can do at home!!  These will all complement each other, and will show greater impact and change, over time!

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Absolutely EVERYTHING you put into your body, with respect to ANY kind of input, AFFECTS THE BRAIN!!
***AND since the brain requires specific nutrients and loving environments, anything you leave out, AFFECTS THE BRAIN!!

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Top Brain foods:
95% of Serotonin, and 50% of Dopamine in the body, are produced in your gut!
Have you been told you have an imbalance of chemicals in your brain, causing you to have ( fill in the blank:  depression, anxiety, OCD, ODD, etc…)?  YOU DO!  BUT IT DOESN’T REQUIRE MEDICATION TO BALANCE THOSE CHEMICALS…IT REQUIRES REAL FOOD! Real food balances your brain chemicals!!

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Whole Grains: organic, non-GMO
True Einkorn Flour (Order through my Young Living link!)
Oily Fish (Wild-caught, NOT Farm-raised)
Bone Broth (Expensive pre-made, but you can make your own!  Use organic beef, chicken or turkey bones, and Apple Cider Vinegar; find recipes online)
Eggs (preferably Free-Range, Organic; Pasture-Raised the best, but do what you can!)
Ocean plants (or see JP+ Full Spectrum Vegetarian only Omegas, on my JP+ link below!)
Pumpkin seeds (and other seeds, such as Chia, etc…)
Broccoli and other cruciferous veggies
Green, leafy veggies
Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme
Nuts, especially walnuts, pecans, and Brazil nuts…very few needed daily
Make your own Nut-butters!
Raw, unfiltered Honey, especially Manuka Honey
(Please see Anti-inflammatory Foods blog and Top Brain Foods List)
Raw, unrefined, Organic Coconut oil (eat 1-2 Tablespoons per day)
Cacao nibs
Coconut Oil (Raw, Cold-Pressed, Organic)
Cold Pressed, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Coconut Milk (unsweetened)
Coconut Water
Fermented foods: Pickled produce and other foods, including pickles, okra, peppers, sauerkraut (cabbage), Kimchee, Kefir, etc…

See too many “green foods” that you can’t yet imagine eating?  Get on Juice Plus+, the most medically researched whole food supplement in the world, to not only bridge your gap in nutrition, but also change your tastebuds over time, making the body eventually crave those foods!

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For more info, or to order the Orchard and Garden blends or the Trio blend, click here!

Meal Replacement Shakes:
A great nutritional answer for busy families!  Especially helpful for early morning breakfast brain food!!  Get deep, dense nutrients, simple, delicious, and saves time and money!  Most shakes do not have both great nutrition AND great taste, but these do!  Have kids or family members that can’t, won’t or don’t eat healthy?  Here you go!  Juice Plus+ Complete.  Comes in both Vanilla and Chocolate flavors!  Delicious, nutritious YUM!  Especially great for kids!

Image result for juice plus complete shakesTo order please choose Vanilla, Chocolate, or Variety, which include both kinds!  For more information, or to order, click HERE

Another great option for meal replacement shakes is YL brand Complete Protein. The aroma alone, makes your brain happy!  Image result for young living complete shake

To order the Young Living Complete Shake, search stock number 3301 for Vanilla; for Chocolate: stock number 3298, Here!

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Image result for juice plus tower garden Juice Plus+ Tower Garden! (Hydroponic gardening!!)  Click HERE!

Top Brain Killers…Don’t want to destroy your brain?  Stay away from These:
1.  Refined Sugars and Artificial Sugars
2.  Negative thinking
3.  Unforgiveness, bitterness, anger, or any obsessive, or unhelpful emotional baggage you won’t let go of.
4.  Trans-Fats:  Hydrogenated, Partially or Fully, Interestersified, or any other form of chemically changed fat
5.  Chemicals being breathed in: man made fragrances, chemical cleaners, paints, etc…
6.  Passively watching lots of TV
7.  Toxic Stress

Water intake:  

Essential, and ideal to drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces of filtered water daily (ex: 100 lbs= 50 oz). 

If you have access to Ellis Water, the purest form of water available, introduce to the body slowly, and then keep regimen at 6-8 ounces per day, drinking regular filtered water for rest of daily water intake needs.  Start Ellis water off slowly, as it helps detoxify, and you will want to do so slowly!! 

Other drinks do not make up for pure water intake.  The benefits of water are too numerous to list…we don’t even know the half of it.  Take it from me, a healthy brain requires large amounts of water.

Other Beverages:

A link has been found between caffeine and neuro-atypical brains, which causes those individuals to feel relaxed when drinking caffeine, instead of “wired”, as is the case for most people.  Caffeine is actually the main ingredient that allows ADD and ADHD medications to calm behavior related challenges…so try coffee and tea instead!  Cheaper and completely natural!  ( Many of my clients have reported positive mood and behavioral effects for neuro-atypical individuals, when drinking just one cup of caffeinated tea or coffee…only drink in the morning, never at night).  Other herbals also have a calming effect on the mind.  Want to try calming herb-infused coffees, teas, or non-caffeinated drinks?  Check out Dollar Coffee Club HERE.  For non-caffeinated brain boosting, try the Cocoa beverage.  For naturally caffeinated products, try Active Blendz: Rush, or Energy and Mind Coffee!!

Completely non-caffeine based beverages:
Plant based milk, such as Cashew, Almond, or Coconut milk (unsweetened, best), provide GREAT brain nutrients, and have a much higher amount of calcium than cow’s milk…plus, nowhere near the amount of fat or calories (after all, only baby cows need huge amount of fat, in order to pack on the pounds in a short period of time!).
Chia-based beverages (you can make yourself, with Chia seeds)
The last two also boost your needed probiotics!

Nutritional Supplementation:

For your ease and convenience, I have listed any products mentioned in this blog at the very bottom, along with links, for easy access and purchase ability.(scroll down to very bottom at any time). NEVER purchase Supplements or any health and wellness products on Amazon or any other 3rd party website!!  Your health and wellness are at stake, and it is simply too easy to tamper with products, and still make them look new and sealed!!  80% of products on the market do NOT contain what they claim on the label…that’s a super high chance you are at best throwing your money away, and at worst also introducing things to your body that are unhealthy and maybe even toxic!  ONLY PURCHASE SUPPLEMENTS AND ESSENTIAL OILS DIRECTLY FROM MANUFACTURERS OR FARMERS/SPECIALTY COMPANIES.

Nutritional supplementation is no longer a luxury.  The brain requires dense nutrition, and our diet no longer includes the variety, amount or nutritional density required for good health.  In addition, most neuro-atypical brains crave the low nutritional, high caloric, high fat and sugar content processed foods, which only continue to create and perpetuate the vicious cycle of lower brain function!

Juice Plus+ is the ONLY Whole food support system I have found to have and do what it says.  It is the most highly researched nutritional support system in the world!  Independently researched by top medical research facilities, using gold standard, double blind placebo studies. FREE Orchard and Garden blends for children 4 and over! (In fact, as long as they are students, even in college, they qualify for FREE product).  One FREE child per paying adult!! Most families get the Orchard and Garden blends (come in one pack).  You’ll want to get at least the Vineyard blend…for best possible nutritional support, you’ll want the Juice Plus+ Trio!  All come in capsule or chewable gummie form.  This company also has a FANTASTIC full spectrum, completely vegetarian Omega product.  This will add the very needed Essential Fatty Acids, required for highest possible brain function!  For more information, including third party, independent, medical research studies (On the product itself, not the borrowed type research you will find as supposed research support for any given brand), to find out what Medical Doctors in every field of study are saying about the product, or to order, CLICK HERE

Don’t want capsules or chewable gummies?  Try Young Living’s high antioxidant juice drink called NingXia Red.  It contains the Wolfberry, which is shown to be one of the highest possible antioxidant rated foods in the world!  It comes in large glass bottles that last one month each, if taking one ounce daily, five times per week, or two bottles lasting one month, when taking two ounces daily, five times per week (suggested usage amount).  Also available, 30 soft packs, for easy carry and travel, for a one month supply.

Young Living products can only be purchased as a Retail or Wholesale Young Living customer member.  If you do not know someone actively building the YL business, and taking care of their customers through education and resources, I’d love to step in and help you get what you need, as well help you learn how to effectively use it!  Simply type in my member number 1190675, to purchase either Retail or Wholesale options, or click here: 

The company will randomly assign you a customer service leader, if you do not type in a particular member number.

There is a new customer member premium starter kit, which includes 2-4 months worth of NingXia Red, and allows for much greater price decrease as a wholesale customer.  No obligations, except stay active by ordering 50 PV ( about $50) within one calendar year.

If you are on a true wellness plan, you will be ordering more than that, simply replacing other products.  NingXia Red is part of a 4 Month Wellness Plan, please see 4 Months to Wellness blog, coming soon!  To order one time NingXia Red, or order additional NingXia Red products, search NingXia Red, under “Products” link, Here  Or, to register as a wholesale member, with a NingXia Red Premium Starter kit, click HERE and choose “Other Premium Starter Kits” tab

The Direct Link Between YOUR Gut Health and YOUR Brain Health:
Has been known for decades (See research cited in the book titled “Gut and Psychology Syndrome”, by Neurologist Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride).  YOU MUST BALANCE YOUR GUT MICROBIOME, IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE PROPER, LET ALONE OPTIMUM BRAIN FUNCTION!  MUST! NOT AN OPTION!!

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Or put more simply:

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An absolute MUST!  Your brain AND mind requires for your gut to be in balance. If probiotics are out of line, the brain and mind CANNOT work properly.  Probiotics in yogurt are not the answer.  No one needs processed cows milk, OR the high amount of refined or fake sugars!  [Though if you feel you must have yogurt, either make it yourself, from RAW, Organic milk, or get the So Delicious! Brand, Coconut based yogurt:  great for those who have milk allergies or sensitivities].  You need high grade probiotics with multiple super strains.  The only two brands I trust are Klaire Labs ( You MUST get from a healthcare professional, NOT online!  Expect price to be about $75 per bottle ), or Life 9 or KidScents MightyPro pixie stix.  They really do taste like Pixie sticks, and include pre and probiotics, allowing the probiotics to double every 20 minutes, thus giving you about 35 Billion colonies within 24 hours.  Expect wholesale price to be about $30.  Life9 and Kidscents MightyPro (not just for kids!) can be ordered through Member #1190675 (or another member you might know), through this link Here.  

Get additional probiotics through your foods!!  Get Kefir, Kombucha, Kimchee, Sauerkraut, or any fermented or pickled products (make them yourself, or get those that do not have any non-essential ingredients!) 

The body cannot produce these, you MUST eat them, and you MUST have them for the body to break down foods into bioavailable nutrients.  That means you MUST eat plenty of plant-based foods, as close to how God creates them as possible!! Most people can’t, won’t or don’t do so. JP+ helps bridge that gap.  This does not eliminate the need for a healthy diet, but it increases your nutritional density no matter how you are currently eating.   Additional digestive help:  Digest and Cleanse, Detoxzyme, or Essentialzymes-4, all through Young Living Here

Most health issues can be traced to lack of minerals, and the brain and mind absolutely needs consistent mineral intake and uptake, so add more!

Mineral Essence (tastes horrible, but it works GREAT!  Simply hide it in nutritional shakes, like Juice Plus+ Complete, Young Living Complete, or add to Javita Coffee or other drinks to mask the salty/bitter taste…totally preferred over nasty medication and/or developing health issues from lack of minerals!

Try NingXia Red or NingXia Nitro: Made with one of the most nutritionally dense berries on earth (NingXia Woolfberry)!  And/or try MindWise.  All mineral options available through YL, HERE  

Your brain requires Omega fatty acids, found in ocean plants and fish (because they eat the ocean plants)…most people do not have a healthy intake of broad spectrum Omega oils, and they certainly don’t eat much, if any ocean plants or fatty fish regularly… Omega-Gize and other supplements are available to help bridge the gap.  OmegaGize is derived from fish, and Juice Plus+ Omegas are completely vegetarian, and only made with ocean plants.  To order click HERE

Other Brain-Building Supplements:

Calcium, specifically, Young Living’s Super Cal, or Cal-Mag ( Calcium is required for synapse function)!

Essential Oils:
Made from plants, and able to help with proper neurological function (and all other systems of the body).  Able to increase oxygenation to the brain, facilitate in neural connectivity, and calm the mind.  When it comes to the brain, the molecules will travel up the Olfactory nerve, which gains direct access to the brain.  Good essential oils therefore are able to positively impact behavior, emotion and mental state of mind within just a few minutes.  In 20 years of testing and searching for essential oils that are of highest, purest quality, I only found Young Living to be consistently dependable.  Period.  It’s the only one I would use for our own family, and it’s the only one I feel confident in recommending to everyone.

Rosemary, Clarity, Stress Away, Peppermint, Lavender, DiGize, Deep Relief, and/or Frankincense (On area of concern, and over belly)

Lemon, Orange, Lemongrass, Tangerine, Lime, Grapefruit, Citrus Fresh, etc… (One drop, in every water glass; USE ONLY GLASS OR STAINLESS STEEL CONTAINERS when adding essential oils to beverages; good essential oils will eat through all petrochemicals, including plastic, and styrofoam)

Ylang Ylang, Vetiver, Rose, Idaho Blue Spruce, Peace and Calming, Harmony, Valor, RutaVaLa

(On area of concern, around nose, behind neck, and diffuse).

You don’t need them all, you just start with the New Member Premium Starter kit, use those oils, and then replace with new ones from that list above, as your monthly budget allows, and as needed. Essential oils work best when you rotate them.  As my YL client, you will receive resources to help you figure out how to safely and effectively use your YL oils!

CBD oils for calming the brain.  Yes, they can work, but again it depends on sourcing.  I’m still searching for one that I can trust.  When I find it, I’ll share right away!

Juices:  Can get even more goodness when you turn into a shake, and keep all the fiber!!
Delicious combinations are endless!
Here are some particularly brainy ones:
Carrot and celery
Carrot, beet, cucumber
Carrot, celery, spinach, parsley
Add blueberries to any of the above…listen to your body and venture out to more and better!
Want to add more protein, nutrients, and flavor?  Make a shake with either JP+ or YL Complete shake mix, adding the produce above!

Products Mentioned in Blog

Most local grocery stores now carry a large variety of organic produce and products.  Local farmers can be a great resource too.  Favorite brands list for other foods and beverages list coming soon!

*JP+ Trio (Includes Orchard, Garden, and Vineyard blends)
*JP+ Duo pack (Orchard and Garden blend)
    *Find out how to get FREE child’s portion, when you order through me!
*Free to any child ages 4- adult, as long as child attending school (including college)
*JP+ Complete:  Case with 4 bags, 60 servings total; All Vanilla, All Chocolate, or Variety (both)
*JP+ Omegas:  Broad Spectrum Essential Fatty Acids, Vegetarian based
For JP+ Clinical Research, CLICK HERE
All JP+ products can be ordered through www.GodProvides.Juice

Young Living Products
*NingXia Red Nutritional Juice
*NingXia Red Nitro (extra energy boost)
*Life9 Probiotics with 9 Super Strains
*KidScents MightyPro Pro and Pre-biotic pixie stix
*Digest & Cleanse
*Mineral Essence
*Super-Cal or Cal-Mag

Essential Oils that Boost Brain Function :
Stress Away
Deep Relief
Sacred Frankincense
Brain Power

Calming/Uplifting Essential Oils to add to and and all beverages:
Citrus Fresh

Calming/Relaxing/ Sleep inducing/sedating essential oils:

Idaho Blue Spruce
Peace and Calming
RuTaVaLa (stinky)

To Order Young Living products as a CUSTOMER,
choose Retail (pay full price)
or Wholesale: (50% off first time Premium Starter Kit products, 24% off all future orders)

Some of the Beverages Mentioned in Blog:

     Caffeinated Products:
Energy and Mind Coffee:  wake up the mind, without regular caffeine jitters
Burn and Control Coffee:  additional weight loss benefits
Lean and Green:  highest quality, unfiltered green tea
Rush:  natural focus and energy
Non-Caffeine Drinks:
Focus Fusion Cocoa mix:  brain supporting herbs in decadent European chocolate
Active Blendz:
Fiber:  binds to toxins to remove from body
     Control:  additional weight loss benefits
Defend:  Immune system boosting
Flex:  Reduces Inflammation, and calms nerve pain
All above mentioned beverages from Javita, and all (except Cocoa Fusion) in convenient, single serving sleeves for active people on the go!  Grab your single serve, and a bottle of water, and you are in business!!
Order through:

If you’d like to know how to get your child/grandchild Juice Plus+ whole food nutritional support system for FREE, you will have option to do so, once product has been ordered through and FREE portion will be added after customer contact. 

Healing for His Glory, Maria Bemont, Holistic Healthcare Practitioner

**Gershon, The Second Brain: The Scientific Basis of Gut Instinct and a Groundbreaking New Understanding of Nervous Disorders of the Stomach and Intestine; New York:  Harper Collins, 1998; Johns Hopkins Medicine.  “It’s High Time for the Gut-Brain”; December 12, 2012

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
ABA Therapy

EMDR:  used in professional counseling.


Gut and Psychology Syndrome
Eat Yourself Smart

Essential Fatty Acids

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We know a lot about the body, but there is still so much more to learn!

What we know about essential fatty acids, is that they are REQUIRED by the body, for certain cellular functions.  EFA’s promote brain health, fight depression, and other mental disorders, including reducing ADHD symptoms, metabolic syndrome, improves eyesight and function, fights inflammation, which in turn fights auto-immune disorders, fights age-related mental decline, including Alzheimers, reduces risk of heart disease, helps prevent cancer, reduces asthma in children, reduces fat liver, improves bone and joint health, alleviates menstrual pain, improves sleep, great for skin, and so much more!  (See Science Based Benefits)  

Those are all the ones we happen to know about, but there are surely a long list of benefits that are yet to be discovered.  Bottom line, as always, God provides health for us, in all His good things!

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Sources of EFA include nuts, seeds, green vegetables, ocean vegetables, fatty fish (because they eat the ocean vegetables), squash, and a variety of salad oils.  Please stay away from oil simply titled “vegetable oil”. Organic, cold pressed is best.

For those who want a steady input of EFA’s, want extra, or want additional to that which they get in food, the best I’ve found is JP+ broad spectrum plant-based only Omegas.  To learn more about them, or order, please click HERE

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Simple and Healthy Weight Loss!

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I’ve helped hundreds of people go through a 33 Day Journey, to show them how simple it is to get healthy, and get rid of extra weight in the process.  I actually encourage you to do what I’m sharing with you for 40 days at a time.  Certain numbers are important in the Bible, and are repeated often.  40 is one of those numbers, and it is one of those breakthrough numbers!  You want to really have a significant breakthrough in your health and life that will just rock your world?  Diligently and honestly seek God during the same 40 days of starting this health journey.  There will be no words!

If you want a complete health and lifestyle change, it will take AT LEAST 120 days (4 months), and you will be able to see even deeper health benefits once you’ve stuck with it for at least 180 days (6 months).  Before I go on, let me just share that you can look physically fit, yet be completely unhealthy, so what I am sharing is all about health, and trimming up in a healthy way.  In the process, you will find out how well your body is capable of working at its optimum, in turn causing you to experience wellness!  I’m not into “secrets”, or gimmicks.  I’m not into long, never ending information, that only wastes your time.  And I’m not interested in making you pay for information, or making you crazy with never ending flashing ads.  So, if you are so done with that, I hope you find this one stop health resource to be exactly what changes your life and health, and I hope you too will enjoy optimum health by following my simple ideas and using the highly effective products I list for you.


Important Disclosures:

Most of the information I am sharing, I have no ties or affiliations to whatsoever.  Some of the items or products I share have impressed me so much and have recommended so often, that I chose to completely change my practice!  I no longer charge for consultations, and instead, empower clients to invest their money in the things they actually need to hit their health goals.  I represent a few of the products I recommend, and hope you find it beneficial to be part of my customer base, and have access to me for particular health issues.     

Also notice I don’t junk up my blog with advertisements, so hopefully that is worth a lot to you!  My aim is to get you healthy and well, and for you to see God’s loving provision in how He created you and everything for you!  Whenever I mention brands, I mean exactly those brands. When you purchase essential oils, and supplements I mention, for the ones I’m affiliated with, you should NEVER do so through AMAZON.  Manufacturing company rules state these must be purchased through affiliates, for company of origin to guarantee their products.  When purchasing directly from companies, you will usually be asked who recommended products to you.  Please insert my member numbers in those places.  Essential oils and supplements are easily diluted or changed, and bottles are easily re-sealed, when sold on Amazon.  You have ZERO guarantee of what you are actually getting, when you do not buy directly from certain companies, through their affiliates. If I am an affiliate of that brand, I hope you consider becoming my customer!  My joy and purpose is to help you get healthy and well, and empower you with education that will allow you to be your own best health and wellness advocate!  To the extent that you use the products and do the things I share, will be to the extent you see great results.  The product brands I mention here, that I am directly affiliated with include:
Young Living (member ID 1190675), and
Juice Plus+ (member ID 043675)


God created you to enjoy your life, and for your body to work well!  Achieving optimum health is not easy, but it is very simple!  Oh, and as a Holistic Healthcare Practitioner, I will be addressing Body, Mind, and Spirit, for whole wellness!  Without further due, here we go!

Required government disclaimer:  Check with your doctor, before starting on any diet or exercise plan.

(Never fast if you are on mood altering or anti-psychotic drugs of any kind)


  1.  Take a picture, full body (front, back and side views), as well as your main trouble areas, and up close head shot, without makeup
  2. Start with a 3 Day Apple Fast: Image result for apples This is best done with a friend or group, to keep you going and accountable!  (Diabetics will need to balance this with raw broccoli)
    Raw apples only, Organic; you may spice them up with black pepper, cinnamon, Himalayan Pink Sea Salt, or cardamom, etc… only spices that don’t have additives; do not add sugar!  You can shred, slice, dice, mince or eat them whole.
    Most people will eat between 8 and 12 apples per day.
    2 Tablespoons of Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil daily, before bed
    1 Tablespoon Organic Coconut oil daily in the morning
    Drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces of filtered water, daily (100 lbs = 50 oz of water)
    For optimum full fasting experience, seek God intensely during these three days.  Be prepared for some very close spiritual encounters!  (I’m adding a blog on a 40 Day transformation for Body, Mind and Spirit…Start on Day 1, and follow along!)
  3. 10 Day Juice Plus+ Shred:  (You will do this three times in a row, 10 days at a time each, for a total of 30 days):
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    *  Take Juice Plus+ Trio daily
    *  Drink TWO Juice Plus+ Complete Shakes daily
    *  1/2 your body weight in ounces of filtered water daily
    *  Exercise most days:  Burst training
    *  ZERO Wheat or gluten
    *  ZERO Dairy (Dark leafy greens are a great source of calcium)
    *  ZERO Caffeine, alcohol, artificial sugar, refined sugar, or processed foods; includes processed gluten free or dairy free
    *   No solid food after 6pm… Complete Shake is OK
    *  Intermittent fasting (waiting until later in the morning, for first meal) will be added help
  4. On day 14, take another picture, full body (front, back and side views), as well as your main trouble area(s) and up close head shot, without makeup…see the difference already?
  5. Eat Brain boosting foods, and Anti-Inflammatory foods; Stay away from Inflammatory foods; Organic Chicken and Beef are on the menu, Eggs are fine, and not considered Dairy.
  6. Break down Fibrin and fascia daily, using Young Living Cel-Lite massage oil and Fascia Blaster, Arrosti rollers, or vigorously rub fingers back and forth, with enough pressure that you can feel it break down the fascia.  With slight pressure, do facial massage as well daily.  Also gets circulation going!
  7. Soak two tablespoons Chia Seeds in 2 ounces Coconut milk, and drink daily
  8. Go to bed by 10:30pm, and get 7-9 hours of deep sleep, daily.  Young Living Sleep Essence gel caps, and other relaxing essential oils can be a big help!
  9. Sometimes we just cannot seem to get the last few bulges dealt with, or have hit a plateau.  Stress, Toxin buildup in the body, Lack of Sleep, Emotional, Mental, Hormonal, or Thyroid imbalances can all be unseen obstacles in your way.  The following resources will help address all of those!
  10. For stress reduction, relaxation, detoxification, and to balance hormones, use Young Living essential oils and products specific for those purposes, such as Progessence Plus, Sclar-Essence, Lady Sclareol, or Clary Sage; If you are a Christ follower, you need to learn to trust and give your burdens to Him.  If you are not a Christ follower, you will still find that reaching out to God is one of the most stress reducing resources available.
  11. For overall wellness attainment, add the 4 Month Wellness Plan we have crafted with Young Living products, including NingXia Red Wolfberry antioxidant drink, Life 9 Superstrain probiotics, or MightyPro (Pre- and Probiotic mix sticks), and specific enzymes.  ( See 4 Month Wellness Plan blog )
  12. For Thyroid support, use YL hormone balancing oils, PLUS Mineral Essence, and/ or Thyromin; make sure to eat 1-2 Brazil Nuts every day.
  13. For emotional support and mental wellness:  use Young Living blends specific to your emotional needs. Learn to use the oils and specific affirmations to transform your mental and emotional states ( See Emotional Wellness Blog)
  14. Starting on 34th day, continue with Juice Plus+ Trio.  The JP+ Complete can be a healthy addition for a new lifestyle change, packing dense nutrition in a tasty meal replacement drink!
    Dairy can be a source of packing on extra pounds.  If you choose to add dairy back into your life, start with hard cheeses first, and see how your body responds.  Add new dairy one new kind per week, so you can know which may not be the best for you.  Some people just don’t need any dairy in their lives.  No one needs to drink cows milk.
    This is the point at which you will find your unique best diet.  There are so many wonderful diets to choose from!  The biggest challenge is changing the overall American way of eating as a long-term idea.  (See Let’s Rethink Meals)  I always encourage to apply the following to all diets as additional boundaries:  stay away from Biblically unclean meats (See Biblically Unclean Meats blog), and say no to processed foods.  Stay away from all chemically altered and harmful ingredients (See Harmful Food Ingredients blog).  Choose Non-GMO and go Organic, whenever possible. I encourage you to completely remove cow’s milk from your life forevermore (See Cow’s Milk blog).  Here are some good choices for possible diets that will keep you on the track to great health:  Keto, Mediterranean, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescatarian.  What you must keep in mind is that health is a journey, not an event, and you are a unique individual.  Learn to give your body what it needs.  When you eat something that makes you feel bad, stop eating that!  Make a note, and test it at another time.  Still feel bad?  Kick it to the curb!
  15. On day 40:  take another picture, full body (front, back and side views), as well as your main trouble area(s) and up close head shot, without makeup…WOW!!  You should see a significant difference!  Journal how you feel, what you’re thinking, and what God is showing you!  Continue updating your pictures every 40 days.
  16. Supplements are no longer a luxury.  If you aren’t already on it, get on the 4 Month Wellness Plan.  You should still have three months of JP+ left.  Consider JP+ as subbing for NR, until you run out.  Once you finish the four month supply of Juice Plus+ Trio, either continue with Juice Plus+, or switch to NingXia Red.  Either of those will give you great antioxidant power through dense whole food nutrients.  Probiotics and Enzymes round out the last two items for the 4 Month Wellness.  (See 4 Month Wellness Plan blog).  Additional supplements to consider are Omegas.  Juice Plus+ has an excellent full spectrum, plant based only product that is hard to beat.  (See How to Choose Effective Supplements)
  17. Your body is in constant flux, and constantly rebuilding itself, dependent wholly on what you give it.  The material it uses to build new, ever-replacing cells includes:  foods you eat, things you think about or dwell on, things you see or look at, things you hear or listen to, things you breathe in, things you touch, or that touch you (physically, including how you perceive that touch), and things you apply on your skin, and things that touch you emotionally (positively and negatively).  Your body needs to be getting rid of daily cellular and food processing waste products quickly and efficiently (See What’s In Your Toilet blog). And your body needs movement and stimulation for good circulation and muscle power.  Your mind needs stimulation by positive beauty, and thought, and your emotions need mastering.  It is an exciting, ever changing journey, full of awe and amazing discovery about yourself, your gifts, your purpose, your inner workings, your spirit, and how everything you do, say and think impacts not only you, but countless people around you!  One year from now, almost your entire body will be completely new…that should give you hope, and encourage you to start changing some things to keep moving towards better and better health each and every month!  Therefore, fuel your body well, supplement it well, keep breaking down the fibrin and/or fascia, increase your circulation through movement and rigorous massage (breaking down fibrin and/or fascia), give your body needed rest, feed your spirit deeply, and soothe your mind and emotions.  All of that will get and keep you optimally healthy in body mind and spirit, and will contribute to the best, highest quality of life possible.  The side benefits will include looking and feeling radiant, joyous, peaceful, loved, patient, kind, gentle, and self-controlled.  And also have fewer pounds to carry around, physically, emotionally,  and mentally.  You will find that place where only those who choose to discipline themselves to do what’s ultimately healthy will get to enjoy!  I hope you get to enjoy greater health in the next few months and years, as have countless others, by choosing to allow me to share your health journey with you!
  18. Ready to jump in?  Connect with me, and let’s get started!!

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The rest of this blog pertains only to Christ Followers…If you are one, read on!  If you aren’t one, move on to something else!

This part of the blog will be added to as time permits.  Please check back for more info from time to time… see what I have so far, below…
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The church has lost its way completely in many areas.  We are supposed to be the light for the world to see God clearly, and yet we have bought into so many secular lies that too many of us no longer look different than the rest of the world.  Sadness.  We are supposed to attract people into God’s Kingdom by how we act, think, process, love and do all of life differently from the rest of the world!  And that difference should look attractive…call people to God’s way of doing things!  God knows this, and has placed loving boundaries for us to follow.  God has set boundaries for us in every area of life, that we might be able to fully enjoy all of life.  Yes, He has set boundaries on food, for our well being.  It is to nourish us, sustain us, and give life to every cell of our being.  It is to make and keep us strong and healthy physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.  Yet too many of our brothers and sisters in Christ find themselves imprisoned by lust for, greed of, and overindulgence of food and even “pretend food”.

God has many things to say on keeping His temple, our body, holy, and much of it pertains to food. God opened my eyes to the many things He has to tell us on how we should be taking care of ourselves, during our own struggles with health challenges.  So He has given me a passion for sharing truth about holistic health with His people.

The true issue regarding food that most Believers have not learned, is that it is an issue of stewardship.  Our bodies are the Temple of the Lord!  In 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, it isays “Do you not know that the body is the Temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?  You are not your own, you were bought at a price.  Therefore, honor God with your body.” Had you thought of that before?   Your body is where God’s Spirit dwells!  Your body is NOT your own, to do with as you please!  You are the caretaker of a resource that belongs to God.  If you follow God’s direction in maintaining it, you will have the most optimum health possible.

Plus, we are not to have idols of ANY kind, and food has easily become the number one idol of Christians in the Western world.  Without realizing it, and without being called on it, far too many brothers and sisters in the church are being enslaved by the enemy with the natural consequences of not only idolatry to that food, but with all kinds of health problems and challenges!  Have you ever thought of that?

Imagine the storehouses in the church overflowing with the ability to do anything the Lord leads, if the same amount of money spent on not only over-eating but also on trying to fix the health problems it causes long-term, would be applied to giving, instead?!!  Is your mind blown at the thought?  God’s perfect gift of provision in all of your life includes meeting the perfect nutritional needs, and health and wellness needs!  Yet too many in the church are suffering the end result of the sin of food idolatry.  Choosing the TASTE of a “food” (given the nature of most things people overindulge in, it is hard to call most food, so quotes!), over God!  That is Idolatry.

And further consider what percentage of prayer requests at your church are about health problems?  Not that it’s unnecessary to pray over healing, but that it would be unnecessary to suffer through MOST health issues, would God’s people actually follow what He has in place as His good and perfect provision for us! (Hosea 4:6)  Instead, our prayer life should focus on redemption and reconciliation!  The list of what we should be praying for daily is so long, health shouldn’t even be a concern most of the time!  Yet it’s the opposite in the current prayer lists of our churches!  See the outline of how we should pray, as Jesus taught:  Matthew 6:9-13.  Then let’s look at the many different Biblical examples of prayer for…
The peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122:6)
Our nation (2 Chronicles 7:14)
Our persecutors (Matthew 5:44)
Our world (Matthew 6:10)
The lost (John 17:20)
The church body (Romans 15:5-6, Col 3:15-16)
Our leaders (1 Timothy 2:1-2)
And all of the prayer requests for our fellow Believers:
Sanctification (John 17:17)
Spirit of wisdom and revelation (Ephesians 1:17)
Eyes and Hearts opened (Ephesians 1:18)
Knowing their calling (Ephesians 1:18-19)
Living a worthy life (Col 1:10; 2 Thess 1:11)
Growing in the knowledge of God (Col 1:10)
Endurance and patience, by His power (Col 1:11)
Indwelling of Christ (Eph 3:17)
Rooted and established in love (Eph 3:17)
Know God’s love that surpasses knowledge (Eph 3:18)
Avoid temptations (Mark 14:38, Luke 22:40, 46)
Actively share faith (Philemon 6)
Proclaim Gospel with clarity (Col 4:4)
Fearlessly share the Gospel (Eph 6:19-20)
Knowing God’s will (Col 1:9)
Bearing fruit in every good work (Col 1:10)
Protected from the evil one (John 17:15)
God open doors for ministry (Col 4:3)
God fulfill every good work prompted by faith (2 Thess 1:11)
Name of Jesus be glorified in them (2 Thess 1:12)
To keep God’s statutes and be blessed (Psalm 119:2), …those are to be our foremost prayer requests!  For boldness, opportunities, forgiveness, knowledge of God, etc…

We have quite an assignment in praying for all those things, without adding the currently never ending health prayer requests (again, not that those are not worthy or needed to pray over, but that they in no way should be the go to and overwhelming percentage of prayer requests being set forth weekly).  Were we to be following how God says to take care of the Temple of the Lord (our bodies), we would not be overwhelmed by unending prayer regarding preventable illnesses and diseases.(Harvard Medical Research states that at least 70% of all degenerative disease cases are fully preventable!  Whaaaaat???)

In addition, given that once the belly is over-satisfied, and unwell physical processes start taking place, not only does it become harder to be grateful for God’s blessings, but we also find little need for God!  Obesity, degenerative diseases and pain are the top health problems hitting our nation (the USA), like a tidal wave.  All are rooted in inflammation processes, and inflammation processes have everything to do with not maintaining our bodies in the manner our creator set forth.  While not all maintenance issues in your body have to do with food, quite frankly, the vast amount of them do.

On the lack of need for God, once the belly is busting at the seems, know this:  God longs for you to lean on HIM, to go to HIM for comfort, for peace, for help at all times!  Yet most Christians have fallen into the same worldly trap that lost secular people have:  using food as a means of escape, or to feel comfort or run from pain.  Friends, we should not do this!  We are substituting a very bad idol, whose returns include long term physical, mental, emotional and spiritual pain!

Only Two Pathways to Disease

 That is definitely one of my all time favorite images, to share health truths with you!  Take a few minutes to really study that image.

It should encourage you GREATLY, that the health problems you have been dealing with stem from root issues that you can actually do something about!  It’s very simple:  The body requires certain elements, and it has toxicity to certain elements.  Degenerative diseases develop when you either do not give your body enough of the required, necessary elements/nutrients for proper function, and/or expose your body to too much of the toxic elements/anti-nutrients that the body does not want or need.

All toxic things cause inflammation, which then unlocks particular disease processes.  Lack of proper nutrients or addressing the needs of the body, mind and spirit, similarly allow inflammation to take hold.  Therefore, the simple solution (although not easy), is to significantly increase the intake of the good required for proper cellular, mental and spiritual function, and/or significantly decrease the intake of bad or unnecessary elements that harm the body, mind or spirit.


Highly Inflammatory Foods

Many of you have been suffering with all kinds of diseases or illnesses, spending tons of money on doctors and medications, and finding no relief…what if you started with where all disease processes start, and get rid of inflammatory food intake?

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Vegetable Oil (Includes Soybean Oil)
Refined Flour (if it says “Enriched”, or “Bleached”)
Artificial Sweeteners (Sucralose, Splenda, Equal, Aspertame, Nutrasweet, etc)
Artificial additives, whether colors or preservatives
Grain-fed meats (think about it, fish, cows and chickens don’t go hunting for fields of corn)
Farm-raised Fish
Processed Meats
Biblically Unclean meats (Pork, Crab, Lobster, Shrimp, Clams, Scallops, etc)
A second round of alcohol (one wine glass or small beer, actually can lower inflammation, the second round is detrimental)
GMO foods (genetically modified, and therefore not natural at all)
Trans-fat (Partially or Fully Hydrogenated fats, or Interestersified fats)
Fast Food
Processed “Foods” of any kind!  Live the motto: “If it doesn’t mold or sprout, throw it out!”
Refined Carbs
High Fructose Corn Syrup
Gluten (due to GMO wheat)



Anti-Inflammatory Foods

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Please Note:  Eat Organic, Non-GMO, whenever possible!
Citrus Fruits

Garbanzo beans
Lima Beans
Non-GMO Soybeans
White Beans

Sorrel, Shiitake, Maitake, Oyster and Wild Mushrooms

Organic Cold Pressed Olive oil
Toasted Sesame Seed Oil
Unrefined Coconut Oil
Walnut oil

Cruciferous Vegetables
Dandelion Greens
Green Leafy Vegetables
Green Beans
Radish (sprouted), summer or red

Chili peppers
White, Green, or Oolong Tea

Plant Milk:  Unsweetened Coconut, Hemp, Almond, or Cashew
Dark Chocolate (70% or higher Cacao content)
Raw, unfiltered Honey (Manuka Honey, if possible)
Apple Cider Vinegar

Nuts, including Almonds, Walnuts, Pecans, Brazil nuts, etc…

Seeds, including Chia (soak at least 10 minutes, before eating), sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, etc… (raw)

Peanuts (make your own peanut butter)

Fatty Fish:  Salmon, Mackarel, Tuna, Sardines, Herring, etc…  WILD, NOT FARMED

Bone Broth (Make your own…use organic, grass fed animal bones, and add some apple cider vinegar, boil bones with vinegar for at least 12 hours, and as much as 24 hours…it will pull the nutrient rich gelatin out)

Raw Oats (soak them at least 30 minutes, or overnight, in lightly sweetened plant milk, or unsweetened plant milk with fruit and/or seeds and/or nuts)
Whole grains, excluding wheat (due to genetic modifications)
Einkorn (the original, ancient wheat grain, with only 14 chromosomes, available through YL)

Hard Cheese
Raw Milk Cheese
Yogurt (Bulgarian, Greek, or Coconut based)

EVERYONE walks through Mental Illness…

As everyone can see, I’ve been missing for several months…While I wish I could say that what ended up taking place didn’t, I always purpose to be honest, and at the same time can now not only say I more fully understand mental health challenges, and the terrible pain that the family endures, but I know for a fact, that EVERYONE walks through mental illness.  EVERYONE.  (Yes, that means YOU too!)  And as strange as it sounds, I am now grateful God allowed us to walk through that with our child (although it really did feel like hell on earth).  I would’ve never been able to say that I could possibly end up being grateful, while we were still walking through it.( And please don’t tell others they’ll be grateful for walking through pain, when they are deeply entrenched in that desperate place).  God is good…but walking through a nervous breakdown with your young child is desperately heartbreaking.  I believe God was using us to help untold numbers of people, as He showed us that EVERYONE goes in and out of mental illness throughout their lives.  So I hope this helps you, and someone you love!

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How can I say EVERYONE walks through mental illness?  Because mental illness encompasses a huge spectrum, and is caused by a wide variety of things, including long-term lack of sleep, viral, bacterial, fungal, or parasitic infections in the brain or nervous system, long-term negative thinking, or focusing on emotional pain, as well as the horrors of walking through traumatic events (and how an individual processes those events).  Furthermore, mental illness or a nervous breakdown can befall anyone when other biological functions are coming together all at once, such as large hormonal fluctuations during puberty, low BMI, extreme stress, overworking the mind/brain (not getting enough rest), and being challenged by atypical neurological issues to begin with.  Any one or more of these situations can cause a nervous breakdown.  Atypical neurological issues can include, but are not limited to: anyone who has used drugs, or alcohol (we are all unique individuals, and all have different thresholds and sensitivities to those toxic chemicals), children whose moms used drugs or alcohol during pregnancy, were neglected, abused or traumatized at any point before or after birth, having multiple concussions or impacts on the structure of the brain, or severe brain injuries, Autism, vaccine injured individuals, etc…   Individuals with atypical neurological issues, alongside any of the previously listed reasons, can create a perfect storm for a nervous breakdown. But absolutely everyone ends up suffering through mental and emotional ups and downs…it’s painful, it’s imbalanced, and it is like wounds you cannot see.  Look hard enough, or think hard enough, and if you are honest with yourself, you’ll find times you’ve started getting on or riding that train!

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Not all mental illness events end up as a full blown nervous breakdown, and many mental illness events are short lived.  Simply put, mental illness is any mental imbalance, where perception is askew from physical reality.  Mental illness can be brought on when the pain and anguish of our thoughts are just too much to bear.  Mental illness is no different than physical illness…whereas in physical illness we may be able to pinpoint a wound, pain, or physical abnormality, mental illness is a wound, pain or abnormality in our thinking processes, which cannot be seen or pinpointed physically.

“You gotta have the bad days so you can love the good days more.”


So that’s the good and bad news.  Mental illness is experienced by everyone at some time in their lives, and often multiple times.  It is on a very wide spectrum, from mild depression and anxiety, to severe cases of complete breaks from reality.

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Too many people won’t freely talk about it, and yet virtually everyone suffers through it to some extent!  The number one comment we received from all hospital staff:  “This happens  ALL the time.”  I remember thinking:  “EXCUSE ME?  ALL the time?  Why doesn’t anyone say anything?”  Of course, you know the answer:  No one wants to be known as “CRAZY”… but it’s time to change how we view mental health and wellness.  The shame, guilt, and ridiculous fear stops here!  And if you are sitting there saying “Not me”, you can get off that pretty quickly, by just thinking back at any point in your life, where you got stuck thinking things that were wholly unproductive, brought you down, or upset you beyond what is healthy.  When you were unreasonable, unfocused, or hyper-focused on negativity, when you had a hard time turning off the non-stop negative self-talk, when you couldn’t forgive someone, or when you couldn’t sleep, or felt complete lack of rest, when you picked up a completely unhealthy and/or destructive habit, yet were unwilling to put it down, even as it was costing you everything…and those are but a few examples of self-imposed mental illness (which we enter into without intending to), and do not encompass the many ways other biological functions and illness contribute to the suffering of the mind.

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No one really knows how the mind works, not even the so-called mental health experts…counselors, psychiatrists, and psychologists are all doing their very best, receiving training from what is able to be observed, and from what the clients themselves are reporting back.  But if and when they are honest, current traditional medicine doesn’t really have a grasp on, or an answer to this widespread issue.  How could they?  The mind is not a physical thing…it’s inner workings and pathways cannot be observed, seen, or known, and everyone is a unique individual, who processes things in a billion different ways.  The only thing that can be seen is the voice/information and behavior that a client actually chooses to share:  and that’s coming from a place of imbalance, pain, and a broken perspective.

Since the 1980’s the “answer” seemed to revolve around mood-altering drugs, and anti-psychotics of many kinds.  However, these do absolutely nothing to heal the mind…
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in fact, studies have revealed that these medications alter the brain, and the side effects are often destructive and cause further unspeakable pain, especially long-term. 
~Dr. Caroline Leaf, Neuroscientist

However, new and exciting discoveries have been at the forefront, through the study of Neuroscience that do not look to medications, but instead help the body rebuild the mind to get vibrant, strong and healthy!  I won’t bore you with the details but here is what you MUST know:  NO MENTAL HEALTH CONDITION HAS TO BE LONG TERM; The mind actually builds the brain (what you think about matters):  every experience you have, every moment of every day, is building neural connections! (or destroying them)  One year from now, your brain will be COMPLETELY different, based on what you have focused on through thought, and all your senses. What you eat, matters!  In fact, every sense you have is instrumental in the recovery and rebuilding of the mind, and you can change the brain and mind to end up in a better place than ever before!  That includes neuro-atypical challenges.  For every individual the continuing optimal level is different, but no matter what the issue, it absolutely can look different one year from now, and each year thereafter.

Specific colors, sounds/music, love and kindness, tastes (foods), smells (in aromatherapy, molecules travel up the olfactory nerve and go directly into the brain), and touch are all healing to the mind!  If you want to change, if you want to get better, there are amazing resources to help you get to a place of mental and emotional wellness.  The opposite is also true, though:  if you are not careful, if you refuse to get rest, take care of your body, and use your senses for your well-being, those same senses can take you to mental illness.  The biggest question you have to ask yourself is:  do you want to get well?  If the answer is “Yes”, or “Yes” for a loved one who is beyond able to help himself, because he has already stepped over the line of rational thought and reality, there are wonderful resources to help heal the mind.  Rule out any physical illness issues that may be affecting the mind, such as virus, bacterial, fungal, or parasitic infections, and then start working on mental wellness through all of your senses!  I will share what we did, that changed everything.

While I’m typing up a list of resources, here is the first doctor who gave us hope:
Dr. Caroline Leaf, Neuroscientist extraordinaire, and founder of the Integrated Mind Network.  Find her information by going to:


Get Your Immune System Back on Track!

YOU are the only one who can get and keep yourself healthy. Own it!

1. Everything you eat, drink, breathe in, apply listen to, watch, think about, and apply on your skin causes biochemical reactions in your body. Good or bad!
2. Your gut is responsible for 80% of immune system function.  Eating well and probiotics are a must!
3.  Boost your immune system naturally.  There are many ways to do this, but one of the most effective ways is through the use of essential oils.  While all essential oils will do something, if you want to get your immune system fully on track, you will only want the most effective brand available:  Young Living.  There are quite a few of the oils that will help boost the immune system…one of the most effective is the Thieves blend.  Please click HERE and do a search on Thieves.  You can order via retail or wholesale…wholesale purchases are at a discount of about 24%.  DO NOT PURCHASE THESE OILS ON AMAZON.  THEY ARE LIKELY NOT WHAT THEY CLAIM, AS THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BE SOLD IN THIS WAY.