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Collaborate and Grow!

Collaborate and Grow!

Did you know that you have the power to grow the HU Community? The Holistic United team knows how hard you work to maintain a level of trust and integrity with each of the patients/clients who put their trust in you.It’s equally important that we maintain a standard when screening holistic professionals for our community.  We believe referrals from you and invitations sent from our own community is the best way to ensure we continue to grow a network of esteemed holistic practitioners. Invite your colleagues by sending them a link to our homepage, so they can request an invitation, or send them an email directly from your account*. (*from your profile page, click on your name, located in t

Dangers of Aluminum foil

If used with citric acid (it opens your blood/brain barrier) Aluminum is deposited in the brain even faster :( Please find other ways! http://www.healthy-holistic-living.com/4-reasons-dont-need-metal-life.html?utm_source=HHL&utm_content=13510-NY41
Putting your Mindfulness Into Practice

Putting your Mindfulness Into Practice

Putting your Mindfulness Into PracticeThe client is experiencing firsthand the feeling of being in the present moment while they are being induced into a hypnotic trance state. And it is during this hypnotic state that we help the person to change those things that they have wanted to change for their own sake by giving them the positive suggestions needed for their changes to take place. Of course it also helps if a person makes a daily relaxing practice of focusing your attention on the present moment in the little common things we do and see and feel every day. Taking the time to truly taste, smell, feel, hear, and see those small things like eating, drinking, showering, driving, walking,
Member Spotlight - Dr. Monica Bickerstaff

Member Spotlight - Dr. Monica Bickerstaff

Meet Dr. Monica Bickerstaff, DHM, a doctor of holistic medicine. HU:  What inspires you? Answer: Ahhh, thank you for this “Q.”  I am inspired by THIS! I believe that “Self-Care IS Healthcare” and I am inspired when my clients reclaim optimal health through my natural handcrafted remedies. I am inspired when my client, with uterine cancer, writes to me that my serums & elixirs are  “life giving miracles in a bottle.” I am inspired by living my passion! Most of all, I am inspired that I’m continuing the intuitive natural medicine woman legacy of my Nana; longevity through vim, vigor & vitality.   HU: What is your biggest achievement to date (personal or professional)? Answer: To
Tonight's Scorpio Full Moon Is Filled With Passion & Potential. Here's What To Do For It

Tonight's Scorpio Full Moon Is Filled With Passion & Potential. Here's What To Do For It

The full Pink Moon in Scorpio could bring some interesting intel and colorful confessions to light, especially once it reaches its peak around 8:58 p.m. EDT. Have you concealed a few layers of your persona? Overlooked some nuances or key details? The Scorpio full moon will illuminate those on Sunday night, charging the air with mystery and seduction. Scorpio is the zodiac's shaman and the ruler of extremes. It can draw out both our darkest shadows and our most enlightened selves. Ready for a major shift in your life? Turn it over to la luna for some deep processing and healing. Continue Reading...

Sugar sweetened beverages and childhood obesity

Sugar sweetened beverages and childhood obesityBy now I thought that parents would understand the link between sugar sweetened beverages and childhood obesity. Sadly, I see young children drinking Gatorade, sodas, Big gulps and other heavy sugar added beverages.Many adults know was it like to grow up as an overweight child and it appalls and saddens me to see so many of our children that are overweight or obese. Here in Canada and the states, More than 23% of children are obese.Today, children have diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and other illnesses once thought to only occur in adults.Childhood obesity is preventable and reversible. We can change this! We owe it to our children.If you
Anxiety, Anxiety Disorders and Anxiety Attacks

Anxiety, Anxiety Disorders and Anxiety Attacks

There are so many various descriptions, opinions, and theories on the subject of anxiety that I thought the easiest way to answer this question would be to provide you with Wikipedia’s non-bias facts on the subject. So here are some excerpts taken from Wikipedia for you and links in case you wish to read any further.Anxiety is a feeling of fear, uneasiness, and worry, usually generalized and unfocused as an overreaction to a situation that is only subjectively seen as menacing. It is often accompanied by muscular tension, restlessness, fatigue and problems in concentration. There are many differing anxiety types such as stage fright, test anxiety, social anxiety and stranger anxiety. https:/
Do you know what your cellular health looks like?

Do you know what your cellular health looks like?

What do you know about hair analysis? I'm so honored to share this article to help people understand the importance and value of getting healthy from the cell out! There's only one you, take the best care of it possible! https://colormyspirit.wordpress.com/2018/04/13/...  
My weekly dinner meal plan + grocery list

My weekly dinner meal plan + grocery list

Many of my clients struggle with meal planning & prepping so today I wanted to share with you my weekly dinner menu & grocery list (for two people).  My dinner menu is very simple. It's basically meat/fish/poultry with veggies. They are not the master chef kind of dishes but everything below is nutritious, delicious, filling and easy to make.  The meals are also high in protein, low in carbs, gluten and dairy free. Every dish here is also going to be under 500 calories but only if you use oils sparingly (which I highly recommend).  Both my husband and I don't eat starchy carbs at dinner but if you usually do, by all means add some complex carbs to your dinners such as sweet potato
What are you holding on to? Isn’t it Time for a new story?

What are you holding on to? Isn’t it Time for a new story?

Are you thinking the same old thoughts and feeling the same old emotions? Are you listening to messages from long ago? Are you playing the same old scenarios over and over again in your head? Are you telling yourself the same old stories over and over? You are not alone. It seems that an affliction of being human is that we are susceptible to living in the past. But, there is hope! Using our unique hypnosis process, you can let go of the old thoughts, old stories, the old images, emotions and behaviors that have been holding you back.Hypnosis can really help you to stop living in the past. When you learn self-hypnosis you have the ability to start writing a new story – a new script based on

What is hair analysis about?

https://colormyspirit.wordpress.com/2018/04/13/hair-analysis-for-health-wellness/  
World Homeopathy Awareness Week

World Homeopathy Awareness Week

World Homeopathy Awareness Week is April 10-16.  Learn more here.
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Weight loss made easy or hard - you decide

Weight loss made easy or hard - you decide

Weight loss can sometimes feel like a mystical beast, no doubt about that. But the spectrum of weight loss can be quite wide, so let's talk about the behaviors and choices on each end.    There are choices you make & behaviors you execute every day that place you somewhere along this spectrum.    When  you reach for pretzels instead of cut up vegetables you prepared over the weekend, you move towards the 'hard' end. When you pick a salad in a restaurant instead of pasta, you move towards the "easy" end.  Nothing happens in a vacuum and each behavior moves you a tiny bit to the left or tiny bit to the right.   There is always movement to the left or to the right. You neve
Member Spotlight - Dr. Jen Faber

Member Spotlight - Dr. Jen Faber

This week, we would like you to meet Dr. Jen Faber, Author, Mindset Coach, and Lifestyle Entrepreneur. HU:  What inspires you? Answer: Choosing impermanence. When I decided to sell my successful practice and all of my possessions to rediscover my purpose, I found myself living in mini-chapters of life, moving from one location to the next. I was intentionally choosing to end a period of my life in a matter of weeks at a time, and it made me soak up every moment I had. That period made me realize that we all have a choice to choose to live with impermanence, rather than wait for something bad to happen in our life and wish we could turn back the clock. When you make this choice, you can u
Member Spotlight - Monika Nowak

Member Spotlight - Monika Nowak

We want to help connect members within the community, so we will be publishing Member Spotlights on a regular basis.  Today, we would like you to meet Monika Nowak, Nutrition Coach, Personal Trainer, and Owner of Power Nutrition, LLC.  Monika is a regular contributor to the HU Community. HU:  What inspires you? Answer: Nature - growing my own garden was a life-changing experience. Plants are so amazing in how they grow and develop. Also People who overcome extreme adversity and became successful.    HU:  What is your biggest achievement to date (personal or professional)? Answer: Opening my own nutrition coaching business.    HU:  What does a typical day look like for you? Answer:
Fight pain naturally with these powerful natural remedies

Fight pain naturally with these powerful natural remedies

Every day, millions of people rush to the pharmacy for some over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription pain medication. Most of us who live with the debilitating effects of chronic pain would do almost anything to find relief. While painkillers like ibuprofen, acetaminophen (the active ingredient in Tylenol) or the more addictive opioid drugs can help manage your pain, know that they can also cause severe damage to your body. OTC painkillers are considered safe by most people, but when taken in large doses they can be deadly. An acetaminophen overdose is one of the most common poisonings worldwide, causing numerous emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and deaths due to acute liver failure.

Aromatherapy Tips: Which works better, inhaling essential oils or applying them to my skin?

Aromatherapy can promote healthy functioning of all mind-body systems. Choosing inhalation or skin application depends on what we want to support: respiratory and immune health, relaxation and restful sleep, tight or achy muscles, digestive issues, or skin conditions. Benefits of inhaling essential oils Inhalation, such as with a diffuser or aromastick/inhaler, is often the most effective way to use aromatherapy. When we inhale, essential oil molecules quickly enter our lungs and bloodstream. Inhaled essential oils also enhance activity in the parts of our brain that moderate our response to stress. Choose inhalation when you want support for respiratory issues such as colds or allergies, wh
How to Establish a Healthy Evening Routine

How to Establish a Healthy Evening Routine

We’ve all been there: After a long day at the office, you pick up takeout on the way home, zone out in front of the TV and fall asleep scrolling through your social media feed. It can happen to the best of us, but the lack of a healthy evening routine can be a serious saboteur when it comes to accomplishing your overall wellness goals.
8 Easy Ways To Completely Change Your Mental Space And Live Your Best Life

8 Easy Ways To Completely Change Your Mental Space And Live Your Best Life

The best Habits found among the most successful CEO's and Personal Development Experts are:
How to enjoy the weight loss process?

How to enjoy the weight loss process?

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to have an easy time losing weight? Or at least easier than you. They just set their goals and do it, while you are the one always struggling to either lose weight or to keep it off.  I recently read an interesting book by Mark Manson called "The subtle art of not giving a f*ck" and as much as it wasn't necessarily about nutrition but life in general, I have jotted some thoughts down that I thought related to eating and weight loss on a fundamental level.  In one of the chapters, the author, talked about wanting to climb a mountain. He wanted to get to the top and imagined how it would feel to reach the summit,  but he wasn't really interested in
International Ankle Consortium, A Consensus Statement: The Prevalence, Impact & Long-term Consequences of Lateral Ankle Sprains.

International Ankle Consortium, A Consensus Statement: The Prevalence, Impact & Long-term Consequences of Lateral Ankle Sprains.

According to McKay et al. (2001), Braun, (1999) & Gerber et al. (1998) UP TO 70% of people have persisting symptoms of pain and instability after a simple ankle sprain - rehabilitation is important once an ankle sprain has occurred and should not be overlooked as insignificant!
How other people affect your health and well-being?

How other people affect your health and well-being?

Today, I want to turn the spotlight on our relationships. Whether you like it or not, our health, well-being, food and exercise choices are very often related to the people that surround us. Husbands, wives, children, friends, co-workers, parents, in-laws, even our pets.   Although more general in nature, this quote nicely sums it up:  "Almost all our sorrows can be traced to relationship with the wrong people and our joys to relationships with the right people."  John C. Maxwell, "Talent is Never Enough" Multiple social and behavioral studies describe the effect called mirroring. Whether consciously or not, we often mirror other people's behaviors, and that extends to food behaviors as
Is Broken Heart Syndrome Real?

Is Broken Heart Syndrome Real?

IS BROKEN HEART SYNDROME REAL? By Monica Bickerstaff, MSJ, CChP YES, IT IS! You can die from a broken heart! I’ve actually been sitting on this writing for a minute now; it’s been dancing around my spirit teasing me to release it. I guess in my own way, I’ve been waiting on the “right time.” Not wanting to "push" anything on anyone if it doesn't apply..And now, with the series of deaths due to heart attacks; that we’ve seen play out in the news; over mere weeks and with personal losses and grief…NOW, is the time for this piece. <3 You CAN Die From a Broken Heart…the actual term is Broken Heart Syndrome; also called stress-induced cardiomyopathy or takotsubo cardiomyopathy. It can strik