Monday, January 15, 2018

Having Trouble Losing Weight? Learn About Weight Loss Resistance.

Have you every tried to lose weight and you are doing all the right things and the scale isn’t budging?  Or you have lost weight but now you have plateaued and working out harder isn’t making a difference? I have just read and researched this weekend about something called Weight Loss Resistance and it was like the light bulb going off in my head.  I couldn’t wait to sit down and write about it.  I do enjoy writing but usually I can wait so excitement has gotten the best of me!

I have helped people lose weight for over 11 years now and while most are successful there are the stubborn few that despite eating well, exercising and supporting their body with the right nutrition through whole food supplements that don’t lose weight like expected.  I have seen it take time due to the adrenals being burnt out.  In these situations the first step is to rebuild the adrenals so the body can then drop the weight.  To learn more read The Truth About Weight Loss.

But in Weight Loss Resistance the body has this underlining inflammation that needs to be addressed for the body to let go of the fat.  You still have to watch what you eat and exercise too. But overcoming Weight Loss Resistance makes those changes work like they’re supposed to. And it makes them stick too.

Once you kill your own Weight Loss Resistance, you’ll never struggle to lose weight again. You’ll never feel like your own body is against you.

 

Scientists gathered together a group of 16,616 men and non-pregnant women. They set out to conduct the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. In this experiment they found that overweight people had more of a certain destructive protein in their blood than the thinner people.

This was true for both men and women. And it was true for both young and old too. If one of the subjects was overweight or obese, they tested for higher levels of this harmful protein called C-Reactive Protein, or CRP for short. Excess CRP in the blood indicates one thing: low level systemic inflammation which you will see later doesn’t let the body lose weight. Often CRP is found in people with diseases like gout, arthritis, and lupus. Since these are inflammatory diseases, you’d expect elevated CRP levels. But it was a shock to find the same kind of low-level chronic inflammation in people who had no other issues than some extra weight!

Having this low-level chronic inflammation creates stress on the blood-brain barrier.  The barrier is there to let good things from the blood go in and keep bad stuff out.  The blood pumping through your body right now has nutrients in it. It has oxygen in it. And often it has toxins and bad bacteria too. That’s why we have a blood-brain barrier and it works really well unless you’re overweight! This is because CRP breaks down the blood-brain barrier slightly. It eats tiny holes in the barrier, allowing some of the bad stuff in.  In other words, elevated CRP causes a toxic brain.

Now these are small holes. But they’re big enough to let toxic bacteria get in and damage the brain.  It’s not like brain damage that ruins your memory or harms your thinking ability. But overtime, it’s just as harmful. This bad bacteria that leaks into your brain inflames a gland in the brain called the hypothalamus.  The hypothalamus connects the brain with the hormones by sending out hormone signals that control a variety of metabolic functions like the energy output of your body and nutrient metabolism.  But when your hypothalamus is inflamed, it doesn’t work so well. When it misfires it doesn’t get the signals from the body about how much leptin the body has which is the cause of Weight Loss Resistance.  Leptin is inside every one of our fat cells. The more fat cells we have, the more leptin we have. As we gain weight, our fat cells get bigger. And the bigger our fat cells the more leptin we produce then too. 

Leptin is supposed to signal your brain to put the brakes on your food intake. It’s the hormone that’s supposed to drive us to maintain a healthy weight. Except, as you’ve just learned, when the hypothalamus is inflamed, this pathway malfunctions.  It doesn’t see all the leptin. So, it puts your body in ‘starvation mode.’ And it instructs you to eat more food so you can produce more leptin. This malfunction explains why many overweight people don’t have an ‘off switch’ when it comes to eating and overeating becomes a problem.  Your body is caught in starvation mode, even when you’re clearly not starving.  And no matter how hard you try, your hypothalamus will always be working against you … thinking you’re starving … instructing you to eat more.

So how do we get the CRP level down to heal the blood brain barrier?  We heal this by getting rid of the inflammation.  There are a lot of reasons for inflammation in the body.  It could be our diet.  The most inflammatory foods are white refined sugar, coffee, and alcohol.  It could be heavy metals or chemicals that our body is having trouble detoxing.  It could be immune stressors in the body that the immune system can’t handle like bad bacteria, old viruses, fungus, mold or parasites.  This is why we muscle test for these things in the office.  The whole point of health in the office is to detox the body and with the right nutrition the body can heal.  So besides getting checked for what toxins you have, what is the right nutrition? 

Curcumin (which is found in turmeric spice) has been proven over and over again in clinical studies spanning more than 50 years to be a powerful anti-inflammatory.  In fact, it is the strongest anti-inflammatory I know and it’s been shown to be more powerful than many harmful medications that we take every day. But that doesn’t mean you should be rushing out to the grocery store to buy turmeric. If you’re going to sprinkle turmeric on your food or drink golden milk it will help but if you are going to take a turmeric supplement, you have to make sure it contains curcumin. And it should contain at least 60% curcumin.


So if you are having trouble losing weight at your next visit let’s test what toxins may be causing inflammation and then test curcumin and other natural anti-inflammatory supplements and reverse Weight Loss Resistance!

Monday, January 8, 2018

How to Reverse Radiation from being Harmful to Helpful Using this One Device

Many of us are aware of the ill effects of radiation on the body from xrays, microwaves, computers and cellphones.  Also called electromagnetic frequencies or EMFs, these waves of energy can cause headaches, rashes, fatigue, mood swing, irritability and sleep disturbances. The reason for such symptoms is because on a cellular level, the radiation can cause a “blow out “in your cells resulting in “holes” in the membranes causing inflammation. The higher the frequency, the greater the energy transmitted, the greater the damage. To read more on the damaging effects of emfs, click here.

So what do you do about something toxic that we use in our daily lives?  There are a lot of little things you can do to make big changes  such as use headphones when possible to keep the cell phone away from your head. Don't carry the cellphone in your pocket or on your body but instead in a bag or purse.  Don't sleep next to a charging cellphone. Use speaker phone instead of Bluetooth to reduce radiation emissions.  Earthing can give the body a boost and fight off radiation.  Earthing is walking bare foot in a park or on the beach to collect negative ions from the Earth to help balance out the excess positive ions that are in our body due to the radiation.  Purchasing a Himalayan salt lamp helps because it produces negative ions.   Unplug appliances and Wi-Fi when not in use.  I have seen these little changes make a big difference in people's lives but I wanted that one easy thing that could make all EMFs neutral and now I have found it!

I recently received the Lemurian Plug as a gift from a good friend of mine.  It is a small plastic box that you plug into any outlet in the house or apartment and it makes all the radiation that the house or apartment is giving off neutral!  When I went to the website about the Lemurian Plug I couldn't believe it.  I kept reading and reading and it truly sounded too good to be true!  Not only will this one thing neutralize your whole house but if you then plug your cell phone into another outlet in your house and let it charge up that frequency will then be transferred into your cell phone! Now you can use your cell phone to transmit the same healing frequency as the Lemurian Plug.  



I was skeptical at first but understood the physics behind it so I knew it could be possible. So the next thing I did was test it out.  Knowing that my cell phone always makes me go weak when muscle testing it, I plugged my phone in same room with the Lemurian Plug and then muscle tested myself with my phone again and I didn't go weak! That was enough proof for me that at least the Plug has enough power to neutralize my phone to no longer hinder my health and buy enough to sell at the office to make it easily available for my patients at $35 per plug.  

The website also says if you have pain or a sore shoulder, neck, knee, wrist (tunnel carpal), elbow, sprained ankle, knee, etc., plug an extension cord into an outlet and then gently wrap the extension cord around the area. (Don't cut off blood flow!) Each time you wrap the cord around, you intensify the strength. For example, 5 times around is 5 times the strength. The extension cord is picking up the frequency of the Plug through the outlet. Use this method 5 times or more and you may get some powerful relief. Do this near your bedtime for about half an hour. Then place your cell phone on the problem area with a bandage or wrap to secure it to the sore area and go to bed. People with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) put it on their chest.

Fortunately or unfortunately I don't have any pain to test this out so if you do and you try it please leave a comment and let me know of your experience.  How amazing it would be if it was true that EMFs that were once so harmful to us could actually be helpful!  

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Free Cronometer App


Track Your Nutrition for Better Health this Year!

There are a lot of different apps out there to track your lifestyle habits in order to help you reach your fitness goals. Downloading an app to put in data about what you are eating, how much exercise you are doing, recording sleep patterns and counting steps is easy but the question is what app is best.  I have not yet invested in a fitbit or other bracelets for the cost turns me off (but if you have and you have feedback please let me know) but I have tried a few free apps and find Cronometer to be the best.  
 

I find it very user friendly but it's also the third app I was trying so maybe part of it being user friendly was because I was already used to it with the other apps.  When logging in food it has over 50,000 foods already in a library that makes it easy to input what you are eating.  But instead of just keeping track of calories, protein, fats, and carbohydrates it also tracks over 60 nutrients so you also know how much potassium, iodine, vitamins A-Z you are getting.  If the app registers you are low on iodine it then will suggest foods such as seaweed, cranberries and yogurt and recipes to help you reach your ideal iodine level.  

It is important to track calories to know if you are eating enough or maybe too much.  It is also important to know where those calories are coming from because the average American tends to eat too many carbs and too little protein and/or fat.  But with this app recording the nutrients you are eating as well it can give insight to what you can eat more of from a medicinal point of view.  "Let food be thy medicine," Hippocrates said, and that is why we implement Standard Process whole food supplements when we develop clinically designed nutrition programs.  Standard Process is an organic farm and all the supplements are food based but with this new app nutrients can be pinpointed so you can balance out your nutrients on your own and not necessarily need more supplements to help an underlying health issue.  Knowledge is power and this app can definitely help! 

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Healthy Healing Holiday Gift Ideas


Gift Card

Give the gift of health this holiday season by getting a loved one a Healing Arts gift card.  Gift cards can be any amount and with no expiration so it can last for as long as you want.  Make 2018 the healthiest year yet! Call the office to purchase.

                                               






Haute Chocolate

Handmade in Brooklyn these chocolates are made with 100% organic ingredients and sweetened with coconut and maple sugar.  They are not as sweet as Hu chocolate and come in a variety of fun flavors.  My favorite is Lady Grey because I love Earl Grey tea which this chocolate is flavored with.  If you like spicy Mexican chocolate then you have to try the Cinnamon Chipotle chocolate, which had a spicier kick to it than I thought it would have. See website for locations or purchase there.

Your aura is your energy field and even though we don't often think about it as a part of us that needs attention it really does need to be supported.  There are different ways to work on your aura.  It can be cleansed from picking up other people's energy.  It can also be stimulated for an energy boost. To do either of these for your aura you can use healing sprays.  I fell in love with these Thai sprays the first moment I used them.  




When to use it
  • During meditation or yoga.
  • To clear homes or public spaces.
  • On your pillow before sleeping..
  • When waking up and before bed.
  • Possibilities are endless!
Purchase for $25 at the office.

Each spray contains a specific crystal formula that carries a certain healing vibration to tune into. They are handmade with organic oils.


There is Palo Santo (sacred wood) from Peru, flowers, incense and candles always involved during production and all the production is handled in glass containers. The production process is finished with a special Balinese Ceremony performed by a Balinese Priest to strengthen and to elevate the healing vibration of the sprays.  This ceremony is celebrated under the full moon.

Let Go Spray-
Crystals: Clear Quartz, Amethyst & Sodalite
We formulate a unique blend of pure organic essential oils which include Cinnamon (Cinnamon Bark) and Grapefruit (Grapefruit Pink) which we mix with Bach Flowers.
All the ingredients in this formula are intended to help process these emotions in order for them to go while loosening the attachment we’ve created to them.
Have you ever found yourself having recurring images and thoughts on certain situations and you wish they would stop? Do you ever keep on having emotions on past relationships/friendships and they don’t seems to dissipate with time?
To Let Go something organically would be to heal an emotion or feeling by acknowledging it in order for it to release peacefully. Many times there is fear behind these attachments. Fears can have origins, sometimes difficult to detect where they come from,  they are usually recurring.
Our energy field has a certain capacity and volume. Certain quantity of information and experiences can be held in our energy field. There is need to make some space in it by releasing things that have already been processed in order to have more space for new things to come.
Clear Quartz is known as the “master healer” and will amplify energy harmonizing the chakras and the auric field.  It is a good crystal for processing emotions and is intense in cleansing qualities.
Amethyst known for its power of spirituality and contentment, known for its metaphysical abilities to still the mind and inspire an enhanced meditative state.  Its inherent high frequency purifies the aura of any negative energy or attachments, and creates a protective shield of light around the body.
Sodalite, which has qualities of truth and loyalty to oneself, will help you know what is yours and what is not, for things to go.


Grounding Spray- 
Crystals:  Black Tourmaline,  Smokey Quartz,  Hematite  &  Clear Quartz
We use a unique blend of pure organic essential oils which includes Vanilla (Vanilla Planifolia Andrews) and Ginger (Zingiber Officinale). Bach Flowers.
To be grounded symbolizes the roots of a tree holding to the ground. Grasping and affirming to it.
This creates a connection to our mother Earth, bringing more stability and strength to our daily lives.
There is a flow between us and our Divine Mother below, which is always there for us and willing to receive what we have to give (eg. fear). The Sprays work on reestablishing this connection, this flow.
It prevents us from staggering in difficult situations, allowing us flow in our daily routine with less fear and more confidence.  The lower chakras, (especially the root chakra) are activated.
It is very important to develop a good foundation, a solid structure to develop spiritually, to grow upwards. The deeper the roots are, the easier it is to raise our spirit and our life experiences.
The more solid the foundations we build on, the stronger our spiritual growth.

Protection Spray- 
Crystals:   Citrine,  Black Tourmaline,  Smokey Quartz,  Tiger’s Eye  &  Clear Quartz.
Unique blend of Organic Essential Oils which includes Lemongrass (Cymbopogon Flexuosus) and Lavender (Lavandula Hybrid var. Grosso).   Bach Flowers.
Have you ever felt uncomfortable in a certain situation or place? Maybe near certain people?
Do you ever feel you wish you were stronger in certain circumstances and also you wish certain things and other peoples’ comments would not affect you in the way they do? Or that you could have said the right thing to defend yourself and you just didn’t, making you feel overwhelmed?
This Auric Spray helps you clean, transmute negative vibrations and strengthen your energy field, making it vibrate at a higher and more stable frequency so that denser vibrations dissolve, thus acting as a shield to other peoples negative projections. Where there is a more defined boundary between you and the rest and better definition of spaces.
For your aura to be protected the lower chakras should be strong, this allows to release tension and to transmute negative energies.
Tourmaline, in this case Black,  usually used as a talisman for protection, good in grounding and releasing.
Tiger’s Eye is used for transmuting energy and stability. It exudes authority, control, leadership, success, and influence.
Natural Citrine good in good cleansing and elevating the energy field vibration.
Clear Quartz is good at strengthening the aura and aligning chakras, so it’s a good integrator.

Pure Love Spray- 
Crystals:   Rose Quartz,  Jade,  Chrysoprase,  Aventurine  &  Amazonite.
Unique blend of pure organic essential oils which includes Chempaka  (Champaka White), Jazmin (Jazmine Grandiflorum) and Ylang Ylang (Cananga Adorata). Bach Flowers.
This Auric Spray enhances unconditional love, compassion, understanding and harmony.
All the ingredients in this formula, starting with the chosen crystals, the aromas, the green color and our selection of flowers; they are all intended to open up our heart chakra.
This chakra connects to the world from a perspective of unity and vibrates with the feeling that we are all one.
If you are feeling that you are closed or blocked in terms of something to do with love and understanding, this is the spray for you. It will help you open up to a situation from a space of compassion and integration, instead of a place of ego (duality) and separation. Many times we create a defense system that covers up, hides our heart, and this can be softened with Pure Love. The heart chakra vibrates in unity.
All Quartz crystals are very cleansing and carry noble energy. In this case the Rose Quartz vibrates with the energy of love, compassion, self-love and infinite peace. It carries these energies within. It is one of the most generous crystals and it will help you understand situations from the perspective that we are all one.
  • Chrysoprase serves us by opening and activating heart chakra.
  • Jade increases love, serenity and abundance.
  • Aventurine is a harmonizer and enhances prosperity.
  • And beautiful Amazonite is for good communication.
This Spray is unique as it has direct infusion of Bali Temple flowers into the water. So it’s not just the oils but direct energy from Ylang Ylang and Cempaka. They all enhance love.

Birthing Spray- 
Provides energetic support for soon-to-be mothers before, during and after birth.
Energetically clearing & charging the Aura with the protective, welcoming and loving energies of this blend, assisting the pregnant woman to smoothly transition to this new life stage, while supporting her to experience childbirth with openness, courage, and adaptation.
Full Moon
Brings fullness of the feminine energy of maternity & adjusts receptivity. Focuses protection, nutrition and Maternal Love; regulates breastfeeding and all the liquids in the body.
Earth DAY
Stimulates the root chakra and vitality. Assists in the processing of changes both biological and emotional. Regulates the pulses and new rhythms of the body.
Mercury
Helps with adaptation to new life circumstances.
  • Amethyst: Offers protection and stability, assists with divine connection and purification, relieves physical and emotional tension & pain.
  • Carnelian:  Restores motivation, energy, courage, and self-esteem.
    Helps women release fear around pregnancy & childbirth.
  • Chrysocolla:   Empowerment of the Goddess energy. Eliminates fear-based thoughts. Brings peace to the mind, heart, and serenity amidst situations in constant change. Alleviates pain associated with labor.
  • Malachite:  A powerful emotional cleanser known as ‘midwives stone’, it helps stimulate contractions, ease labor pains and promote safe delivery.
  • Moonstone: Gem of the High Priestess; promotes self-discovery, inner insight, harmonious relationships and soothing emotions. Relieves stress, fear & tension during childbirth. Also believed to aid contractions & promote healthy lactation.
  • Quartz Crystal: Known as the Master Healing Crystal. Contains the full light spectrum, working on every energetic level to bring the body into balance and harmony. Powerfully strengthens & stabilizes the bodies energy fields.
  • Rose Quartz:  Provides emotional balance, security & peace. Used as a protective gemstone during childbirth and pregnancy to help open the heart to unreserved love and to the magic of birthing. Cultivates deep connection with self, baby & the whole universe.

How to apply
To be used during pregnancy and after birth and during moments of transitions in life.
Shake the bottle before each use. Spray several times above your head and allow the mist to fall around you.
Take a few seconds to breath it in.
Use a couple of times a day for an effective realignment.
Can be used over a period of time to support a deeper transformation.

However you choose to apply these sprays would be beneficial.  There is no wrong way and I promise you will feel better after doing so!

Monday, December 11, 2017

How Toxic is Your Drinking Water?

By Addison Landry

Water has a universal symbolism of birth, purity and fertility and with that it stems as the basis of life on this planet. From the oceans to our own bodies, water is essential to our existence and survival. Interestingly our bodies are made up of 60% percent water making it essential to our health and vitality. With such importance to our bodily functions such as digestion, blood pressure and removal of toxins, as well as our energy level, it's key to ensure that the abundance and quality of our water is of highest regard. There are many factors that can contaminate our water supply which can then negatively affect the body’s health, so understanding how this can occur and how to prevent it will allow you to make the best choice for optimum health.

It can be tricky as there is so much information out there about toxins in our water supply, the chemicals in the plastic water bottles, and the confusion about water filters. I am here to help make it clear and easy. A three-year study conducted by the environmental working group found 316 chemicals and metals in our water.
 These toxins were found in our water supply throughout the United States and even in some water bottles.  Some water in plastic containers actually disrupt the natural function of the body by disrupting our body’s hormones, immune function, nervous system function and causing reproductive issues depleting our health and vitality. Here are some of the main toxins that are found in our water supply:

·      Atrazine- herbicide used on food supply that runs into our water stream
·      Lead- old piping, affects nervous system and brain function
·      Chlorine- added to kill bacteria that effects the body’s lymph system that helps remove toxins
·      Plastic- leaches chemicals into our water that effect hormonal balance
·      Fluoride- a neuro toxin affecting the brain, added to protect our teeth



Understanding that these toxins wreak havoc on the body we prevent this toxic overload in our body by filtering out these toxins. There are so many water filter options out there that it can be confusing so I have come up with a list that’s affordable and removes most of these nasty toxins.

·      Zero water filter
·      Soma water filter
·      H2O + Brondell H630 Cypress counter top water filter system
·      Ideal earth water whole house filter ($$)

We understand when on the go it’s not easy to always have filtered water but here are a few of the best bottled water brands that we recommend based on the filtration and bottle type.

1.         Mountain valley spring- glass bottle
2.         Voss water– glass bottle
3.         Fiji water – plastic bottle
4.         Volvic- plastic bottle
5.       Evian - plastic bottle


Water is key to life and specifically our health and at Healing Arts NYC sharing this information is important to help our patients on their healing journeys. Remember the next time you take a sip of water, you are actually made of more of this prosperous liquid than anything else in the body.  If you want, at your next appointment bring in your drinking water in a glass container and we'll muscle test it for you to make sure it's good for your body.