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Hashimoto’s Disease Testimonial, VB – Day 49, Treatment 33

Overlapping conditions: Difficulties in hearing (used to wear hearing aids): 2 years Effusion on all four limbs, specially lower legs: 4 years Food cravings High blood pressure: 2 years Ocular migraine: 2 years Overweight: 3 years Scintillating scotoma: 20 years Tinnitus: 30 years Urinary incontinence: Bladder used to wake her up 1 ~ 3 times a night for 2 years Pains: Lower back, both hips and right ankle for 4 years History: Lymphoma on the ilia primarily on the left sideThere were tumors on the sacra and right ilia to a lesser extent. Chemotherapy from November 2012 for three months Medications: HCT (23mg) for high blood pressure since 2017Has stopped since the 1st treatment. Claritin (10m
MAGNESIUM: THE MIRACLE MINERAL by Dr. Monica Bickerstaff Riley

MAGNESIUM: THE MIRACLE MINERAL by Dr. Monica Bickerstaff Riley

Magnesium: The Miracle Mineral by Dr. Monica Bickerstaff Riley   Magnesium is often the silent partner to calcium,  but its impact on body wellness is equally potent! The crucial health benefits of magnesium include solving or preventing osteoporosis, heart attacks, hypertension, constipation, migraines, leg cramps, kidney stones, gallstones and more. Magnesium is an essential part of alternative medicine.   7 Health Benefits Of Magnesium:   Magnesium for Bones: One of the health benefits of magnesium is strong bones. Magnesium for Constipation: Easing constipation is one of the health benefits of magnesium. If your body has too little calcium and magnesium, you may have inadequate peristals
How much water you should drink and why it’s that important?

How much water you should drink and why it’s that important?

If you are one of my clients, you've heard it a 1000 times: drinking enough water is one of the most important things you can do to improve your overall health, but also your weight loss (if that's the goal). But do you know why is it so important and why I keep preaching about it?  Let's explore some facts about water:  We are water! Water makes up nearly 60% of total bodyweight which means that a 100 lb woman actually carries 60 lb of water. Additionally, the more muscle you have, the more water, so keep up with that strength training.  Water is vital for absorbing and transporting nutrients, filtering waste from the blood, and cleansing the colon. Water is also what your liv
7 Natural Energy Boosters For When Coffee Just Doesn’t Cut It

7 Natural Energy Boosters For When Coffee Just Doesn’t Cut It

I used to be a pot-a-day coffee nut. But my caffeine habit ended up causing heart palpitations (which were totally benign, but still scary!), and major crashes in the afternoon after the caffeine wore off. I kicked my caffeine habit, but my energy levels paid the price. Getting more sleep just wasn’t an option, thanks to my son’s four-month sleep regression. If you’re looking for natural energy boosters, here are seven that promise to pep you up as effectively as your afternoon latte, but without the caffeine. Continue Reading...
Turn Your Bedroom Into A Feng Shui Sanctuary

Turn Your Bedroom Into A Feng Shui Sanctuary

Once upon a time, back when I was a single gal, my bedroom was my private oasis; it was my getaway from lousy jobs, roommates, and sometimes just life in general. From the paint color I meticulously chose in the aisle at Sherwin-Williams to the bedding I scored during a Pottery Barn clearance sale, I designed my bedroom to be an inviting, calming space. Even though I had no idea what it was back then, I was trying to create a feng shui bedroom: a place of positive energy where I could recharge. The ancient Chinese practice of feng shui goes way deeper than picking out paint colors, though. Here’s how to get a feng shui bedroom, according to the experts. Continue Reading...

From "Men's Fitness Magazine"

"Unless you've avoided the gym (and the internet) for the past five years, chances are, you've heard about the reported benefits for Human Growth Hormone, or HGH. While it's produced naturally by your body, the production of this hormone plunges after you pass through puberty—and the muscle building, metabolism-firing, deep sleep-inducing benefits it provides tend to go away along with it.  That's why plenty of pros, from celebs to bodybuilders to athletes, inject synthetic doses of HGH into their bodies: Supplementing with HGH has been found to help increase lean muscle mass, reduce body fat, and help you achieve greater endurance and a faster recovery. And oh yeah: It’s been shown to impro
Qigong For Beginners: Mastering Your Physical And Mental Self

Qigong For Beginners: Mastering Your Physical And Mental Self

Improved immunity, stress relief, alleviation of specific ailments and improved mental concentration are some of the pulling cards that make the practice of qigong so attractive. Learn how to start a practice of qigong for beginnersby applying the information in this article daily. Qigong is an ancient and powerful practice with many styles, forms and ways in which to learn this art. Qigong for beginners can be very intimidating and confusing. Don’t get discouraged yet, you are in the right place to start your qigong journey. Continue Reading...
Learn How To Alkalize Your Body For Better Health And Wellbeing

Learn How To Alkalize Your Body For Better Health And Wellbeing

The health trend of learning how to alkalize your body has become quite popular over the last few years. And once you do a bit of digging into the science behind it, it’s pretty easy to understand why. The best part? This stuff isn’t so technical that you can’t wrap your brain around it, and once you understand what it’s all about, it’s easy to try. So, why learn how to alkalize your body? What is alkalinity, anyway? And why is it so important for us and our bodies? Continue Reading...
5 Ways To Greatly Improve Your Gut Microbiome — And Your Health

5 Ways To Greatly Improve Your Gut Microbiome — And Your Health

While most people don’t know a great deal about their gut mircobiome (the bacteria in their gut), it is actually one of the most important allies in your overall health and well-being. A healthy gut can mean a healthy body, while an unhealthy gut can have a detrimental impact on your health. On a basic level, the gut mircobiome (or the different gut flora and gut bacteria), impacts your entire health system — everything ranging from arthritis, to depression. Your gut is responsible for making sure that the body is absorbing all of the important nutrients it needs in order to function at its highest level. This is why so many different aspects of health are attached to it. Continue Readin
15 Need-To-Know FAQs For Yoga Beginners

15 Need-To-Know FAQs For Yoga Beginners

If you are like most yoga beginners, you likely have quite a few questions. Well, these FAQ’s for yoga beginners should help to get you started!Yoga can be an intimidating practice to embark on, but don’t worry. You’re sure to find a yoga practice that you enjoy. Here are some FAQ’s for yoga beginners to help answer your most pressing questions and get your yoga practice rolling! Continue Reading...
The Complete Guide To The 7 Chakras – For Beginners

The Complete Guide To The 7 Chakras – For Beginners

The entire universe is made of energy, and your body is no exception. Long before modern technology and science, ancient cultures knew that all living things carried a life force with them. They called the centers of energy that move inside of us, the 7 chakras. So what are the seven chakras? Chakra is an old Sanskrit word that literally translates to wheel. This is because the life force, or prana, that moves inside of you is spinning and rotating. This spinning energy has 7 centers in your body, starting at the base of your spine and moving all the way up to the top of your head. In a healthy, balanced person, the 7 chakras provide exactly the right amount of energy to every part of yo
Member Spotlight - Ron Thompson, CCHT

Member Spotlight - Ron Thompson, CCHT

Meet Ron Thompson, Advanced Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Nanaimo Hypnotherapy Center HU: What inspires you? Answer: Inspiration is not something that you have to look for. If you really want to achieve success in your life, then it can come from anywhere. Well for me, inspiration comes from my parents who always believe in me and support me to achieve my dreams. My passion, commitment and dedication in my mission: coach, counsel and mentor adults and students - to help them to become globally competent to achieve their dreams and goals. HU: What is your biggest achievement to date (personal or professional)? Answer: I have overcome 2 amputations of my legs, one kidney transplant
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How much water you should drink and why it’s that important?

How much water you should drink and why it’s that important?

If you are one of my clients, you've heard it a 1000 times: drinking enough water is one of the most important things you can do to improve your overall health, but also your weight loss (if that's the goal). But do you know why is it so important and why I keep preaching about it?  Let's explore some facts about water:  We are water! Water makes up nearly 60% of total bodyweight which means that a 100 lb woman actually carries 60 lb of water. Additionally, the more muscle you have, the more water, so keep up with that strength training.  Water is vital for absorbing and transporting nutrients, filtering waste from the blood, and cleansing the colon. Water is also what your liv
Member Spotlight - Ron Thompson, CCHT

Member Spotlight - Ron Thompson, CCHT

Meet Ron Thompson, Advanced Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Nanaimo Hypnotherapy Center HU: What inspires you? Answer: Inspiration is not something that you have to look for. If you really want to achieve success in your life, then it can come from anywhere. Well for me, inspiration comes from my parents who always believe in me and support me to achieve my dreams. My passion, commitment and dedication in my mission: coach, counsel and mentor adults and students - to help them to become globally competent to achieve their dreams and goals. HU: What is your biggest achievement to date (personal or professional)? Answer: I have overcome 2 amputations of my legs, one kidney transplant
25 Simple Ways to Practice Gratitude

25 Simple Ways to Practice Gratitude

Have you noticed that when a colleague says something negative about your work, you can’t get it out of your mind? Yet when three co-workers compliment you on a job well done, you don’t give it much thought. You can blame your brain for that. Science indicates that the human brain has a negativity bias, which means, according to psychologist Rick Hanson, Ph.D., “the brain is like Velcro for negative experiences but Teflon for positive ones.” Because of this bias, you need to intentionally create a high ratio of positive events to negative events. You can bring more good vibes to your brain through practicing gratitude. You may already be thanking your partner for picking up groceries, but
Hypnobirthing Deep Relaxation takes Panting and Pain out of Labor

Hypnobirthing Deep Relaxation takes Panting and Pain out of Labor

Move over Lamaze. Hypnobirthers say their form of deep relaxation takes the panting and pain out of child labor. The phone rang at 7:30 a.m. and I stumbled out of bed, bleary eyed and eight months pregnant, to find a message from Dan Gilman: his wife Laura Beth was in labor. I had never met the Gilmans, but they had generously invited me to witness the birth of their third child. They were using a pain control technique I was learning myself: Hypnobirthing. I quickly organized a trip to the birthing center in Danbury, Connecticut, but just one hour after Dan's call, before I'd even made it out of New York City, Mitchell Gilman made it into the world. When I spoke to her a week later, Laura B
Member Spotlight - Dr. Julie Rosenberg, MD

Member Spotlight - Dr. Julie Rosenberg, MD

Meet Dr. Julie Rosenberg, MD - Pharmaceutical executive, author, speaker, and leadership consultant. HU:  What inspires you? Answer: I am awed and inspired by the beauty of nature and love the outdoors. I am inspired by helping others to optimize their health and wellbeing and seeing those individuals undergo transformations in their lives to healthier living.   HU: What is your biggest achievement to date (personal or professional)? Answer: Successfully raising a son with autism, while maintaining a full-time career in medicine.   HU: What does a typical day look like for you? Answer: I don’t really have typical days. I exercise and or do yoga in the early morning at least 5 days
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: