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Willpower Techniques To Achieve Health Goals
What is willpower? Today we’re in for such a special treat. Sharon Lipinski is an amazing Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist, and she teaches fantastic willpower techniques to transform our life one step at a time. It can rock our world.
Leaving A Job
Sharon Lipinski had a high-pressure job and started having panic attacks. She lived with that for about a year before quitting. Warning bells started going off in her head, and Lipinski realized she needed to make a change.
Lipinski shut down her practice, without knowing what she was going to do next. So, she spent the next two years “discovering” herself. She went on spiritual retreats and meditation retreats.
Lipinski had this idea that spending a month alone by the ocean would help her figure out what she wanted to do with her life, so she rented a house in Newport, Oregon for the entire month of November.
She would walk her dogs past the corner convenience store and chat with an older man who was living as a caretaker. The store was closed because there weren’t enough tourists in November, and the man was always alone.
Lipinski and the man would chat for a few minutes, and she learned a little about him and his story.
Lipinski learned that he was a recovering drug addict whose family no longer spoke to him. She knew he would be alone for Thanksgiving, so Lipinski invited him to spend Thanksgiving dinner with her at a Chinese restaurant.
Lipinski hoped the man would say no, so she could feel good for asking but wouldn’t have to do it. But he said yes, so Lipinski picked him up and she drove into town for dinner.
When Lipinski looked across the table, she didn’t see a man she barely knew. She saw a human being who rarely had an opportunity to talk with someone who cared about him and what was important to him.
Realizing What Matters
Lipinski suddenly realized, it is the little things that make the big difference, and the little things can be done today, no matter how much time and money she had.
This simple dinner with a stranger caused Lipinski to look back on her life. She wasn’t giving very much to herself, and she wasn’t giving very much of herself.
That’s the moment Lipinski devoted her life to discovering how to be more generous on a daily basis and likewise inspire others to be more generous.
Change Gangs: Virtual Giving Circles
Lipinski went on to start Change Gangs: Virtual Giving Circles to help people who like to support causes you care.
We have three different circles: veterans, ending poverty and one around helping pets. So you choose your circle, you give $25 a month, and every three months, we give it away.
Virtual giving circles organize around different causes, and your small donation is pooled with other people who care about the same cause. That group becomes your donation team.
“Nearly half of our waking hours, we are not paying attention to what we’re doing, while we’re doing it,” said Lipinski. “We’re talking about habits of exercise, eating right or behaviors of thoughts and relationships.”
Why Willpower is Important
Lipinski says that if we can start small, it can be that jumping board for us to change our lives. Start strategically with the major habits.
“We have a huge misconception of what willpower is. Willpower is a form of mental energy, but your body fuels it,” Lipinski said.
And we use mental energy to control our thoughts, emotions, performance and our feelings.
Think of it as one tank of gasoline in your car. So you get one tank of willpower for everything.
“Sometimes, your willpower isn’t there for you because you used it all up. Willpower runs on glucose and sleep, so you’re tired and hungry,” explains Lipinski. “Like the gas in your car, you have to fill up your tank again.”
What Is A Habit?
A habit is a routine of behavior that repeated regularly and tends to occur unconsciously. But what we’re talking about is an actual physiological process.
“In our brain, there is a neuro-pathway that connects the beginning of an action to the end of an action,” Lipinski said. “When you do something new for the first time, your brain has to work hard at this. All the neurons along that pathway will fire.”
But, Lipinski says that if you do it the next time, you’re a little familiar with it. Hence, it will be easier. Once you keep doing it, fewer neurons fire.
“The brain loves habit. Because it is the path of less resistance. Your brain wants to be an efficient use of energy,” said Lipinski. “So if it can bypass all the things it doesn’t have to do, it’s going to take that path.”
Process Of A Habit
Lipinski says it begins with understanding the anatomy of a habit.
First of all, there are three parts of a habit—trigger, action, and reward. In other words, something has caused you to act a certain way, to get a particular benefit.
Lipinski also advises getting in touch with knowing if it is important. Because there are thousands of habits we could create, but sometimes, they’re not that important. Hence, we’re doing it because somebody else thinks it is important.
Lipinski says there are three parts to a successful action: it has to be as simple as possible, it has to be specific, and it has to be an attainable act.
“Make one habit trigger the next. Create a minimum requirement. It’s not about intensity; it’s not about duration,” Lipinski said. “It’s the simple act of doing it that builds your neuro pathways. Hence, you just want to keep that fire alive.”
1. Physical health
4. Connecting with yourself
Sharon Lipinski is the author of “365 Ways to Live Generously: Simple Habits for a Life That’s Good for You and for Others” which helps people create their best life through by practicing the 7 generosity habits.
She is a Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist, a speaker, TV personality, and coach dedicated to helping people create the right habits so they can be happier, healthier, and more productive at home and in their work.
Founder of the non-profit Change Gangs: Virtual Giving Circles, which helps people make small donations that make a big impact by pooling their small donations with the donations of other people who care about the same cause.
She also maintains the largest repository of information documenting the tools, strategies, and accomplishments of some of America’s eight hundred charitable giving circles.
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Switching To A Whole Foods Diet
I’m so excited for today’s episode because Donnie DeSanti is going to teach us how to use whole foods diet to heal, get off drugs and ADHD, IHS, high blood pressure, diabetes, chronic adrenal disease as well as other illnesses.
Diagnosed With ADHD
DeSanti was a nightmare child with lots of energy, and he was diagnosed with ADHD around 4th grade.
He was put on a daily dosage of Ritalin, and doctors told DeSanti that he had a chemical imbalance and hence, had a learning disability.
At first, it seemed the Ritalin was working. DeSanti’s behavior improved, he was getting better grades, and he calmed down. But inside, DeSanti felt embarrassed and broken.
In high school, DeSanti discovered the power of food. Inspired by a woman who reversed her cancer illness through a change in her diet and lifestyle, DeSanti was confident that if he changed his diet, he too could live medication free.
Through trial and error and constant research and support, DeSanti has been medication free since 1993. Since then, he wanted to help people who are in a similar situation.
DeSanti just had a conversation with a client recently, someone who he has been working with for three months now. She had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, a bunch of stomach issues, and her doctor wanted to prescribe medications.
That client told the doctor to give her a couple of months to try it on her own. She reached out to DeSanti, and they have been working together. After a few months, her numbers all plummeted.
DeSanti’s client lost ten pounds by cleaning her diet, she got off some medications for stomach issues, and her doctor was baffled. DeSanti apparently saved her from a lifetime of drugs.
Uncovering The Root Cause of Disease
“Health conditions are not necessarily because of aging. We should be asking underlying questions to figure out the cause,” said DeSanti. “Then we look at what we are eating, check the stress in our lives and our sleeping habits. And then at the end of all that, figure out if medicine can fit into our healing.”
Easing Into A Whole Foods Diet
DeSanti says the average cooking time is around 20 minutes. And putting together a whole foods diet is a lot faster, so there is no reason to say we don’t have a chance to fix our diet. You don’t need a lot of time to make significant changes.
“Little steps that you do can add up to formulating new habits. To start off, find one healthy thing that you could do and start from there. You will be surprised how that creates momentum,” DeSanti said.
If we start to give the body what it needs, eventually our craving for sugar will diminish. Changing a diet is a gradual thing.
“A whole food diet means you’re eating real food. The name of the game is to eat as much food as you can that has come as close to the earth as possible,” explains DeSanti.
What I like about this diet is how I can show off to my friends on how good whole foods meals taste. More often than not, my friends find it hard to believe that the dishes I serve are made from whole foods because it is tasty.
DeSanti says you don’t have to be a five-star chef to make a whole foods diet taste great. It’s just about using real foods and flavoring up with a couple of spices.
He also says that steamed vegetables are boring and there are a lot of ways on how to cook. Get some spices. Soups and stews are great and filling dishes. Don’t be afraid to try things. The more you try, the better you will be.
Typical Whole Foods Diet
DeSanti suggests that breakfast can be organic eggs with veggies or a side of avocado and oatmeal. Add berries and spices or coconut flakes. For lunch, you can get a piece of meat or side veggies and fresh greens with olive oil, lemon juice or vinegar.
Dinner may be fish or a piece of meat with assorted vegetables. You may add some carbs and starch like potatoes. Snack could be some fruits, nuts, shakes or smoothies.
Common Misconceptions About A Whole Foods Diet
“Most people think they will be starving or missing out on favorite foods. You must explore your options for healthier substitutes. People save money on a whole foods diet,” said DeSanti.
When I moved out of my parents’ house and settled in the United States, I tried a lot of fried foods. That tasted good to me that time. But years later when I cleaned out my diet, those unhealthy foods like fast food products didn’t appeal to me anymore.
Our bodies are tricked into being addicted to sugar and processed foods, but once your taste buds are used to whole foods, eating vegetables would seem tastier than eating sugary foods like chocolate.
“Eating unhealthy foods also gives out false energy. Vibrant food equals vibrant health, unlike the unhealthy foods, those are ‘dead food.’” explains DeSanti. “Once you are healthy, the body is like a well-oiled machinery. You will genuinely feel good, and energy will be nice and steady.”
DeSanti affirms that everyone can benefit from a whole foods diet. He has worked with people with varied health issues and even cancer. These illnesses are food-related. Hence, he says it’s a big sign that we should be looking what is on our plate.
Quick Tips To Optimal Health
DeSanti enumerates the following recommendations to help boost our health apart from a whole foods diet:
Start your day with an inner bath
• Start the day with a warm cup of water with half of a lemon. Our bodies are most dehydrated and most acidic in the morning, and the lemon helps flush out the acidity and toxins while re-hydrating the body.
Kick up sleep game
• When it comes to a good night sleep, we should follow the flow of nature by dimming down all the synthetic lights in our life once the sun has set. Studies show the most reparative hours of sleep occur in the beginning hours of the night between 9-11 pm.
Change your mindset
• A healthier, more fulfilling life starts with the thoughts we have about ourselves. Stress is the silent killer inside our bodies, and the adverse effects are often overlooked. Change your mind, and you can change your world. Start to be a guardian of what goes through your mind.
Donnie DeSanti is a health & wellness coach teaching people to lose weight and regain their energy naturally so they never diet again ever.
Before coaching, he battled ADHD and medication before making changes in his diet and lifestyle. He has successfully been medication free for over 20 years.
He also witnessed his mother go through a similar struggle clearing her breast cancer through holistic methods. She is now cancer free for 19 years. It has become his passion for helping others rescue back their health and enjoy life to their fullest potential.
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Recommended Readings by Donnie DeSanti!
Sleep Smarter by Shawn Stevenson
The Ultra Mind Solution by Dr. Mark Hyman
Ketogenic Diet for Detox, Weight Loss, Cancer, Autoimmune Disease, Neurodegenerative Disease and Diabetes
I discovered my guest, Dr. David Jockers when I first listened to Ty Bollinger and his views about cancer. He’s also a Doctor of Natural Medicine and a functional Nutritionist who is going to educate us today on the ketogenic diet for detox and healing other diseases naturally.
Jockers is a phenomenal Chiropractor who only after his first year, had such incredible success.
Jockers’ mom was always very Holistic. She eventually became a Naturopath. So Jockers never took prescription or medication, and his family grew a lot of their food in their garden. He was already living a healthier lifestyle than most people around him.
But Jockers struggled with digestive issues despite being athletic. In his 20s, his digestive issues were full blown. He dealt with irritable bowel syndrome and lost weight. His adrenals also were not functioning properly.
Jockers started researching and made changes in nutrition and lifestyle. His health improved and that inspired him to go to chiropractic school.
Developing Skin Cancer
Jockers put up his clinic after he graduated. He was 27 years old and was working a lot. All of a sudden, he developed skin cancer on his nose.
So Jockers had to work on his health emotionally, mentally and spiritually. And for his body consuming so many carbohydrates, Jockers usually felt better when he was on a low carb diet.
Because his body was always so exhausted, he would crave carbs and eat at night. Eventually, Jockers thought of moving out of his clinic, hire an associate doctor and change his life.
Back in 2011, Jockers never even heard of the ketogenic diet. When he did his diet, the nodule on his nose completely went away. It was a confirmation that the body can heal itself.
“When we remove the interferences—toxins, bad diet, bad thinking, too little or too much exercise, the body will do what it is designed to do, which is heal and repair,” said Jockers.
Healing With The Ketogenic Diet
Since then, Jockers started researching on the ketogenic diet and lifestyle strategies. The ketogenic diet eventually became his tool to help many people heal naturally.
Jockers says everybody will be able to benefit from ketones as an energy source at least for some period. There are two primary energy sources: breakdown of sugar or glucose and the breakdown of fatty acids.
So when we think of ketones, we think of the body being able to metabolize fats as an energy source. People who will struggle are those who have adrenal fatigue because they are metabolically inflexible.
Jockers also advises that pregnant women should not get into a ketogenic diet. He also says there are also different opinions on kids and athletes. Athletes could benefit from it, but I don’t recommend it for extended periods of time.
“People who will benefit from ketogenic diet have neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease,” Jockers said. “I also recommend the diet combined with fasting and low carb diet to those with brain cancers and several other cancers.”
The ketogenic diet is also good for people who are trying to lose weight as well as individuals who have diabetes.
In Jockers’ experience, it’s easier to get men into ketosis compared to women. This is because women have more hormonal fluctuations and stress issues.
How Ketogenic Diet Works
Everybody will benefit from burning ketones when at rest and burning sugar when we are doing something that is stressful or high intensity like exercise.
“Glucose or sugar is what we call ‘dirty fuel.’ The reason is that it is very inefficient,” Jockers explains. “So we don’t produce a whole lot of cellular energy breaking down sugar, and we produce a lot of metabolic wastes.”
The benefit of burning sugar is that our body can do it very quickly. But again, we won’t produce a lot of cellular energy.
“The waste product is lactic acid. Our body can convert that back into a usable energy source, but it takes time to do that,” said Jockers. “So when we’re in the sugar-burning mode, we produce a lot more acid than we should, and we’re also producing a lot more free radicals.”
Free radicals are wild electrons or wild atoms that are going around causing chaos like damaging DNA and mitochondria.
As opposed to ketones, when we burn ketones, we produce an amount of cellular energy. Somewhere between 16 to 18 times more cellular energy from ketone molecule than glucose molecule. On top of that, we produce significantly less waste.
Ketones are a fantastic fuel source for our body. So when our body is at its best, we are using ketones when we are at rest. Therefore, we have enough oxygen to be able to use these ketones as our primary energy source.
So we want to have that flexibility on our metabolism wherein our body is very good at converting energy. It will eventually lead us to have anti-aging benefits and reduce our risk of chronic disease and improve our mental function.
Ketogenic Diet To Beat Cancer
“Ketogenic diet is beneficial to cancer patients because it helps keep inflammation under control,” Jockers explains. “Cancer cells have a metabolic arrangement. The mitochondria itself is damaged by cancer cells. So instead, all they can do is burn sugar.”
The ketogenic diet lowers the circulating blood glucose or sugar. By reducing the circulating blood sugar, this hormone called insulin lowers. Insulin is supposed to get the sugar out of the bloodstream and into the cell.
But insulin also is pro-inflammatory, so it increases inflammation when it’s elevated and increases cell reproduction. So when we lower insulin, we reduce the rate of cancer cells reproduce quickly.
Jockers also says that because there is a little amount of glucose or sugar circulating, the cancer cells are not getting the energy substrates it needs. And it depends on that energy substrates to create a defense system against our body’s immune system.
“When the blood sugar goes down, the ketones go up. And ketones can be used as an excellent energy source,” said Jockers. “So the healthy cells are doing good because they are thriving with ketones. Whereas the cancer cell can’t use the ketones.”
Now it will be easier for our body’s immune system to target and destroy the cancer cells. Chemotherapy or any other therapy will be much more effective because the cancer cells are now weaker. Oxygen also kills cancer cells.
Ketogenic Diet For Detox
Ketogenic diet reduces free radicals and inflammation. So in general, our goal in detoxification is real to reduce inflammation overall.
We can have some different chemicals that we don’t necessarily want in our cells. The fat cells are burned and in effect, mobilizes the toxins in our body.
“As long as our liver and bile production is working well, we can grab those toxins in the gut and help pull them out through the feces,” Jockers explains. “Ketogenic diet is going to get those things mobilized.”
For people using the diet for a detoxification program, Jockers recommends the use of additional supplements particularly for phase 1 and two liver detoxification. Binders like activated charcoal can also help the body grab the toxins in the gut.
Jockers also says that the ketogenic diet is not bad unless one is a type 1 diabetic where one cannot produce any insulin at all. Having mild ketosis is very therapeutic for the body and helps our body preserve minerals like calcium, potassium, and magnesium.
Ketogenic Diet Vs. Atkins Diet
Jockers says some people just don’t know how to do the ketogenic diet right. The Atkins diet is a high protein diet and not necessarily a ketogenic diet.
He says that the ketogenic diet involves a lot of non-starchy vegetables and not high protein. Usually, 20 grams of protein a day is recommended. Shakes, salads, nuts, and seeds are also highly recommended.
Avocado, coconut oil, coconut butter, and olives are also very beneficial. Just consume meat once a day like grass-fed beef.
Vegans and vegetarians will have a harder time on this diet, but a lot of vegetarians will also eat eggs because it is a great fat source with moderate protein. If you don’t do eggs, substituting with avocados is fine.
Dr. David Jockers DNM, DC, MS is a doctor of natural medicine, functional nutritionist, and corrective care chiropractor. He currently owns and operates Exodus Health Center in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Super Charge Your Brain
He is also the author of the best-selling book “SuperCharge Your Brain” the complete guide to radically improve your mood, memory and mindset and the SuperCharged Recipe book with over 180 full-color recipes to help you take back control of your health.
He has developed 6 revolutionary online programs with thousands of participants. These programs include E-guides, recipe guides, meal plans and video instructions including “The Sugar Detox,” “The Cancer Cleanse,” “Navigating the Ketogenic Diet,” and “The Digestive Health Restoration Program,” and “The AutoImmune Elimination Program” and the “Super Brain Program.”
Dr. Jockers is a sought after speaker around the country on such topics as weight loss, brain health, functional exercise, natural detoxification and disease prevention. Dr. Jockers sees patients at his clinic, Exodus Health Center and he does long-distance consultations by phone or Skype to help customize specific lifestyle plans to help individuals improve performance and beat the chronic disease.
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Recommended Reading by Dr. David Jockers
How to Prevent Cancer Naturally
I have a very impactful and mind-blowing interview for you today on how to prevent cancer and how to beat cancer.
I sat down with Valerie Warwick, who is a nurse and has been a nurse oncologist for over 17 years wherein she started to see how people cure their cancer naturally.
Eventually, she quit her job and focused on methods on how to beat cancer and how to prevent cancer naturally.
Warwick and I also talked about “The Truth About Cancer” documentary series, and she is from that documentary. If you’d like to watch that series on how to prevent cancer and how to beat cancer, please go to www.learntruehealth.com/cancer, and it is free for you to watch.
Dealing With Cancer In The Past
When Warwick was growing up, her mom and grandmother were both a nurse. So it felt like a natural progression for her to go into nursing. When I was in my 20s, Warwick’s mother had multiple sclerosis, and her father has throat cancer.
Warwick took care of her parents for a long time and eventually went to nursing school. That led her into oncology. I got a lot of experiences on how to prevent cancer and how to beat cancer in the allopathic world for 17 years.
When Warwick’s friend was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer, she knew the traditional treatments would not work on her friend. So that propelled Warwick to start doing research.
First it started with diet, and eventually, Warwick learned about alternative treatments on how to prevent cancer and how to beat the cancer that was working for people.
The more Warwick learned about integrative oncology; she didn’t see people as sick patients because of cancer. But she saw them as someone who has been wiped out by chemotherapy.
One day, Warwick met two people in different interactions. They both cured their cancer with cannabis oil in four months, and they did not change their diet.
When we have cancer, we need to build a team around us with members who are experienced, knowledgeable and can support us to navigate our treatment. Do not stop in one opinion.
In 2009 Warwick ‘s focus began to change after experiencing her health challenges. Using whole food nutrition, and the principles and practices of Functional and Orthomolecular Medicine, Warwick realized a change in her health as she did the same practices into her own life.
Warwick also realized that treating cancer by suppressing symptoms and the body’s immune system never brought healing to anyone.
Warwick realized that micronutrient deficiencies and toxins are the most widespread and dangerous health condition in this generation. Hence, we need to remove the burden of toxins and restore the immune system through nutrients, movement, real – nutrient dense food, sunlight, water, oxygen, spiritual awareness and the joy of healthy loving relationships.
Warwick says there are different ways to use cannabis. The oil extract can be used orally or rectally. And it can be used topically. So if you have a skin condition, you can use cannabis oil directly on the skin.
There are different strains–Cannabis Sativa and Cannabis Indicia. The Sativa is more stimulating, and the Indicia is more sedating.
“You can use the high THC strains to help sleep well at night. It keeps your blood levels more consistent,” explains Warwick. “When you take them rectally as a suppository, it bypasses the first phase of the liver breakdown. And you’re able to take a higher dose.”
Warwick also says there was a child who had an inoperable brain tumor. Cannabis is excellent for brain tumors because it doesn’t cause swelling. It causes cancer cells to die cleanly.
I lost my mom to cancer when I was 22 years old. So I made it my life’s mission to help people learn about all these natural remedies on how to prevent cancer and how to beat cancer.
Testing For Cancer
“A lot of people don’t realize that there’s testing that you can get, that will help guide the practitioner and you to know which substance to focus on,” said Warwick. “From the testing, you can formulate a treatment plan. No two cancers are the same.”
This comes down to what cancer is. Is it a gene-disease? Or a disease of genetics? Or is it because of environmental toxins?
But if the disease is genetic, wouldn’t the new generation get healthier? Because the weaker people die off and the stronger genes get passed on. So why are we getting sicker especially in the past 50 years?
“The cancers we see today are the result of environmental toxins and poor nutrition. It’s an environmental disease and disease of lifestyle,” Warwick said.
Warwick also says that if you’re looking for answers through genetics manipulation like allopathic medicine is, you’re looking in the wrong direction. If you deprive cells of oxygen, the cells change metabolism.
Our body is so resilient, such that it can survive despite the chemotherapy. It is so powerful and can heal. We need to adopt that mindset.
“Radiation makes cancer cells more aggressive. Because radiation doesn’t kill the stem cells,” Warwick reveals. “Not all cancer cells have the ability to form a tumor. There are also studies right now saying repeated mammograms cause cancer.”
Warwick says that a better option is a thermogram. It detects heat and inflammation in the body, giving us more time on figuring out how to prevent cancer and how to beat cancer.
Thermograms can be used for the abdomen, as well as the jaw and neck. That’s a great tool, used along with a simple test called oncoblot. This test will detect 28 types of cancers early, 8 to 10 years before they develop.
Tips for Prevention
• Take vitamins like vitamin C
• Eat more vegetables
• Take supplements
• Take a good dose of Omega 3 product
My Wellness Tutor
Warwick’s specialization is chronic disease prevention and health management. She also educates her clients on how to influence specific genes and how they are expressed. You may refer to her website for various services.
She explains that all of us are born with a particular genetic code, and we can influence the expression of those genes by turning them on or off using environmental influences.
A combination of moderate exercise, improved nutrition, stress management techniques and increased social support can turn on or off over 500 gene expressions in a matter of a few months.
Valerie graduated with her nursing degree in 1997. Her nursing career led her into Oncology where she spent 17 years in direct patient care, in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. During that time Valerie obtained her certification as an Oncology Nurse Specialist and developed a strong clinical background in all aspects of patient care.
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Recommended Readings by Valerie Warwick
Cancer as a Metabolic Disease – Thomas Seyfried
The Cancer Revolution – Dr. Leign Erin Connealy
Discovering Your Life Purpose, Intuition, Spirituality, and Angels
I am so thrilled to have Veronica Drake on the show today to talk about life purpose, practical spirituality, and intuition. If you want to be healthy physically, we also need to address all the other planes of existence.
Holistic health is not just about the physical aspect. If you’re missing something emotional, mentally and spiritually, there’s not enough kale in the world to fix that.
“I’m always mindful that our biography, our story, becomes our biology. The life that we live becomes a physical reality so for a long number of years, I was spinning my wheels,” shared Drake.
“I was ignoring everything about my life that hurt. I lived in a bubble. I wasn’t raised with any image of a God. In fact, I have a very dysfunctional background.”
Drake’s mother is schizophrenic and bi-polar. Her father was an alcoholic. Drake says her childhood reminded her that she wasn’t good enough. She had no support system. It was scary.
Drake married young just to get out, and the one she married took care of her which she needed desperately. She wanted to be wanted. Drake had her first son at 21 and her second son at 24.
She thought that was the answer for everything but life got worse. Drake became addicted to Xanax and pain medication after suffering from a back problem which she ended up having surgery for.
Drake says her story led her to make decisions based on other people’s definitions of who she should be and what she should want. So when she felt she couldn’t do that anymore, Drake was about 32 years old. She wanted to commit suicide.
When Drake was on the brink of ending her life, she felt this incredible warmth and light come into her car. She felt hugged. Her foot came off the accelerator, and it was in that moment of November 1996 that Drake found God. The God of her understanding.
Drake believes that God can be who she or he is to you. And the God of her understanding was one who put her on the path to spirituality, to understand her role in the world.
“Spirituality is a simple process. We have it in us. After I had tried to commit suicide, I was waiting for the next epiphany,” explains Drake. “The Divine put obstacles where I had no choice but to surrender to what was.”
It was 1998 when Drake got serious about getting on this spiritual path. It started with her collection of quotes. She would get magazines, cut out quotes and place them on her desk.
When Drake looks back at those quotes, it was everything she teaches right now. She took those quotes to heart. One of her favorite quotes is, “You change when it becomes harder to stay where you are.”
“I imagined I saw my life as is. I knew that I was here for more than what was happening in my life,” Drake said. “I just put this imagery in my brain. And the brain cannot distinguish from the reality of living it or imagining it.”
So as Drake was feeling this life of being an inspiration, slowly it began to happen. She says we are all born with a sacred contract that identifies our life purpose.
Communicating With Angels
There were a lot of things going on in Drake’s life and a big obstacle was her addiction to wanting attention. Self-talk, quotes, and understanding that she was never alone, to begin with, Drake began to communicate with the angels.
“I’m skeptical and same with my intuition. When I started to get rapid fire answers about what to do, I would listen to directions,” said Drake.
Angels are fascinating to me. When my mom passed away, I met a woman who did angel readings. All of a sudden I’d feel this presence. I’ve had moments of despair where I feel loved and supported.
Getting Into Coaching
Drake started a women’s group called the Lady Bugs, and the only rule was that you couldn’t complain about the men in your life. She started out in her house with eight women then it grew to 30 plus women before she pulled the plug.
“I was scared of all the attention. Fear kicked in. I shut it down, went to coaching academy and became a life purpose coach. It plays out when you’re open to hearing it,” Drake said.
“I’m an excellent listener. And non-judgemental. Coupled with the fact that I am curious, bringing my intuition, and so happy, it makes people naturally drawn to me,” shares Drake. “I love life. I love ‘what it is.’ All parts of me began to understand what it means to live in harmony. And that’s when I found inner peace.”
“When our truth collide, and there’s no willingness to be forgiving or accepting, that’s when struggle happens. That’s when energy gets depleted, and that’s when you get sick,” said Drake. “The preliminary work to purpose is building up self-esteem and self-confidence along with self-awareness.”
Tips On How To Make A Difference
Drake suggests becoming aware. Awareness can happen on so many levels. Start a soul journal. This is the communication between you and the universe.
Write every day and answer the questions, “Who am I?,” and “What is my life about?” Ask your spirit angel to reveal what is in your highest and greatest good at this moment.
Not so favorable thoughts will also come out of writing every day. Circle the not so favorable things and analyze what the root cause is.
Drake had a client who had a dysfunctional marriage. They worked together, and that client divorced, picked up and moved. Eventually, she found work in a Holistic center doing what she loves, and she’s never been happier. She is living her life on purpose.
Women also come to Drake all the time and ask where they can find their soulmate. She says that we attract what we are. There was one time that Drake worked on a client who was searching for her soulmate. She began to draw a different kind of man, ended up finding her better half and lived happily ever after.
Drake says we don’t often reference our intuition or the place of intuition which is our body because it’s not mainstream yet. She also has a technique called the intuitive voice method that helps clients understand themselves better and practice radical acceptance.
“I believe that as someone who uses her intuition, intuition is our first nature. We were born to be intuitive. It’s how we survive.” Drake said.
Veronica Drake is an international life coach, author, spiritual teacher, speaker and an intuitive. All this combined with her quick wit and warm heart she entertains and educates her audiences.
Drake’s own twenty + year spiritual journey has prepared her to teach. She is taking all her experiences and sharing them with her audiences. She openly and honestly shares her journey with raw emotion and quick wit.
Her focus is primarily on the development of unlocking the Soul’s potential and living life on purpose. While sharing her personal life story and bringing to light issues previously thought taboo, she creates hope in her clients.
Her style is intuitive, inquisitive, witty and humorous. She loves to laugh and finds laughter to be great in releasing our authentic selves. Curiosity is second nature to Drake and she finds it brings an ease and comfort to the Self-Development relationship.
A Woman of Love And Compassion
If you are looking for an inspirational, God loving, witty, compassionate woman to inspire and motivate your community to look no further!
Her credentials include:
• Coach training at the International Coaching Academy
• Active Member of the International Coaching Federation
• Certified Practitioner in the Law of Attraction
• Certified in Mastering Life’s Energies
• Alumni of The Holistic Learning Center
• Author of Several Books: The Unconventional Road to Emotional Freedom & Prosperity…The How-To Guide for Today’s Heart-Inspired Entrepreneur; Thoughts, Food, W(h)ine & Bubble Wrap…A Woman’s Journey to Self-Acceptance and 3 Keys to Unlocking Your Divine Purpose
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Entering The Castle – Caroline Myss
Achieve Optimal Health with Ancient Medicine
Andrea Beaman is one of my heroes and in fact one of my teachers in the health programs that I have been in, in the last seven months. She’s one of the primary teachers at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I highly recommend checking out her FREE New Healers Video Series and Nourishing Thyroid Health Video Series as they both offer amazing guidance for achieving optimal health using food and natural medicine to heal.
When Beaman was 28 years old, she was diagnosed with hyperthyroid and goiter. The doctor recommended destroying her thyroid with radioactive iodine, contrary to the principles of alternative medicine.
She refused and instead, focused on healing her body with alternative medicine and natural, wholesome foods and improvements in her lifestyle and consciousness.
Years prior, Beaman watched her mom go through the process of breast cancer. She was diagnosed in the 1980s with breast cancer in the left breast, and the doctors did a radical mastectomy on her.
After five years, they told Beaman’s mother that she was cancer-free. Eleven years after that diagnosis, she fainted in the bathroom, and after some medical tests, they found that cancer came back and is now in her bones, lungs, brain, and liver.
Beaman watched her mother deteriorate. Her dad read an article about a Dr. Hugh Faulkner who healed himself of pancreatic cancer through a macrobiotic diet. They tried it on her mom, and they noticed her mom’s energy was better but she died a year and a half after her second prognosis.
After her mom’s death, Beaman decided to shift to alternative medicine, change her diet and her lifestyle when she was diagnosed with her disease. Then she started to feel good inside and outside.
Within 18 months, Beaman’s goiter disappeared. And within two years her thyroid condition healed. This is why she got into health coaching.
She was also a chronic dieter her whole life. Beaman was dieting since she was 14 years old. The dieting disrupted the functioning of her body.
“We don’t listen to our bodies when we cover up symptoms. And when we shut it up, our bodies shut down, and more disease develops,” said Beaman.
She adds, “I think it is a criminal behavior to bombard our body and make it too dependent on pharmaceuticals instead of alternative medicine. It is not healthy.”
Many people pass away from improper medication. I had a friend who almost died from an overdose. I checked her prescribed medicines, and sure enough, the pharmacist gave her twice the dose of what her doctor initially recommended.
Road To Wellness Through Food
Beaman is a Natural Foods Chef, thyroid expert, health educator, holistic health coach and herbalist, sustainable eating and living and dedicated to alternative healing through alternative medicine.
Andrea was a featured contestant on Bravo’s Top Chef. She hosted the Award Nominated, Fed UP! A cooking show that educates viewers how to cook for, and cure, their bodily ailments. She is also a regularly featured expert on CBS News.
She is recognized as one of the top 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness, received the Health Leadership Award from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and the Award For Excellence in Health-Supportive Food Education from the Natural Gourmet Institute for Food and Health.
As a keynote speaker and teacher, Beaman inspires audiences to take action on their health through eating right and alternative medicine. She teaches cooking demos and health programs to students and clients through schools, live conferences, and online programs.
“Sickness and disease run rampant in modern society, and the poor quality food is a major contributor,” Beaman explains. “I started teaching cooking classes at home. It was a nice transition from working in corporate to health coaching.”
Andrea doesn’t think just eating vegetables is completely balanced. Her cooking show Fed Up! aims to pair up people with particular conditions to the correct food that would support their body to heal from that condition.
Beaman got a lot of feedback from people who were on the show. But the problem with television is that people see something, but they won’t apply it. She says that’s the disconnect between human beings and when they are watching shows on television.
Beaman is also the author of the following books:
The Whole Truth – How I Naturally Reclaimed My Health, and You Can Too!
The Eating and Recipe Guide – Better Food, Better Health,
Health is Wealth – Make a Delicious Investment in You!
Happy Healthy Thyroid – The Essential Steps to Healing Naturally!
Nourishing Thyroid Health Program and New Healers Master Class by Andrea Beaman
Beaman says this is all about understanding the human body from an Ancient healing perspective, and how to balance the body to regain it into alignment and functioning optimally.
In ancient medicine, if there was a pain in the body, it’s an indicator that energy is not moving.
For example, Beaman says the kidney do not like cold foods. They need warm foods. Swelling and purple color under the eyes is also an indicator that the body is cold.
One of the things that can warm up the body is salty foods but not too much salt. It brings the nutrients where it needs to go.
Beaman cites that another example is a headache. She says it is connected to the gall bladder. Constipation and dry lips are also connected. If we don’t listen to the body, things will get worse.
The ideal students for this program are people that are working with people trying to understand their body. This program is about four months long and broken down into seven modules.
In between the modules, they also have coaching calls where Beaman makes the students bring in pictures of different health conditions. That’s where she coaches them.
Nourishing Thyroid Program
“Majority of thyroid problems stem from adrenal fatigue. Check your gut health first. If the adrenals are exhausted, your immune system us hyper-reactive. Anything will affect it,” said Beaman.
The Nourishing Thyroid Program is a 4-month program that consists of 9 modules plus four live coaching calls. Each module and coaching call will be recorded so you can watch at a time that is most convenient.
“Self-love and self-care are essential, not optional. You are going to be in and out of this life in the blink of an eye. Make it the best life possible,” Beaman said.
Andrea Beaman (HHC, AADP, CHEF) since 1999, has been teaching individuals and health practitioners how to harness the body’s own preventative and healing powers with nutritional practices that are:
Seasonal, local and organic
Aligned with your environment and unique biochemistry
Rooted in traditional wisdom, intuition, and common sense
Focused on the physical, emotional and spiritual contributors to good health
An energetic and engaging speaker with a talent for imparting knowledge in a loving, joyful way, Andrea’s passion for good health and natural healing is contagious.
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Finding Inner Peace Through the Seattle Peace Project
What I love about my guest’s mission today is that you are inspired by the belief that our thoughts and finding inner peace do have an impact on the external world. Troy Reicherter’s mission aims to help so many people in finding inner peace through detox and meditation.
Reicherter earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Sacramento State University, then spent five years in Taiwan studying Chinese culture, language, and religion.
After that, Reicherter went to Kunming, China in 1996 to study traditional Chinese medicine, then returned to the United States and earned a master’s degree from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco.
After working as an acupuncturist in the San Jose area, Reicherter went to San Jose State University to become a teacher where he taught history for five years in Fremont, California, before moving to the Seattle area in 2008.
In 2010, Reicherter earned a second master’s degree in Education from City University and has been teaching history for 14 years now.
The Seattle Peace Project
In addition to teaching about history, Reicherter has always wanted to make history, and that is what this project is all about.
In 1993, a meditation for peace experiment conducted in Washington, D.C., showed a 23% decrease in violent crime. Around 4,000 meditation experts got statistically significant results. Despite that, the project had no other large-scale experimentation, until now.
The Seattle Peace Project is looking for volunteers to spend time daily meditating or praying for harmony and finding inner peace in Seattle from June through September 2017.
A downloadable Andriod app is free and available to allow all those who wish to join. They can log in from wherever they are in times of prayer or meditation and participants can be a part of a community or make time finding inner peace alone in the privacy of their home.
The violent crime records will be scrutinized to see if there is an apparent decrease, and statistical analysis used to determine the possibility that any decrease is due to chance alone.
“If we can prove that finding inner peace through meditation and prayer can effect an entire city, it would have a significant impact on the future,” explains Reicherter. “The project could make everyone from all over the world re-prioritize their lives, and start allocating a time every day for finding inner peace through prayer and meditation.”
Reicherter believes this could lead to a deeper understanding of our real potential, further holistic experimentation, and a true cultural shift in the direction of finding inner peace and wisdom.
This experiment completely depends on volunteer effort, and Reicherter says they do not intend to use a penny of donated funds.
Reicherter is asking everyone to join in this project, regardless of an individual’s particular religious affiliation, or lack of it. Even those who are not from Seattle proper can participate.
So for those who want to start having a meditation practice, you can start now until September for a few minutes.
“Set a goal for yourself on how much time you are going to spend finding inner peace through meditating. You’ll start to notice that you’ll feel different and become for confident. Your heart will radiate out so much energy at will,” says Reicherter.
For Beginner Meditators
There is a link at the bottom of Reicherter’s website to help guide you on how to meditate.
To the people who do not know how to start a prayer for peace, you can try this non-denominational visualization.
You can adapt it to your personal beliefs if you feel like it. It is best if you do this sitting down, completely still, breathe deeply and slowly, stay completely focused, with eyes closed.
Meditate with undivided attention for a minimum of 15 minutes daily:
- Concentrate on a golden light from above
- Descending into your body
- Filling you with light and warmth.
- Let your heart well up with love
- Until you feel the heat
- Glowing like a dynamo
- Shining out like a supernova
- Picture energy radiating forth from your heart
- In an expanding circle of light.
- Let your light grow to encompass the room,
- Your house,
- The entire neighborhood,
- And the whole city.
- Let love permeate the spirits of all who live in Seattle.
- Let all people’s hearts be calm, patient, and peaceful.
- Let everyone act out of wisdom, consideration, and compassion.
- Let no harm be done by anyone, to anyone.
- Let all interactions be harmonious.
- Let us treat everyone as we would like to be treated.
“I use my hands, and I imagine this big energy orb coming out of my heart. I keep imagining it until I go feel it,” said Reicherter.
Reicherter adds, “And then take the city of Seattle like you’re looking down on it until you are bigger that it so that it fit inside the space of your heart or the space of the energy that you project. Try to make it as realistic as possible and bless the people who live there.”
How You Can Help The Seattle Peace Project
There are many ways how you can help this project move forward:
- Share this project idea with all your friends.
- Volunteer to help plan the project and organize events.
- Promote the project on social media like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
- Post fliers at local businesses, markets, coffee places, restaurants, on community bulletin boards, parks, libraries, etc.
- If you belong to a religious organization, spread the news with other members, and ask your leaders to participate.
- Consider organizing events for group prayer/meditation, or participate in those held by others.
- Ask local media and magazines to cover the story.
- Pledge your support/participation to the cause.
- Have your name or the name of your business to the project’s honor roll.
- Download the Android app to record the times you pray or meditate.
- Send your calming, loving, harmonious thoughts to the entire city.
“Our thoughts alone are incredibly powerful when we focus them on something good. It’s like lighting candles,” said Reicherter. “When we all light candles all over the city, you would be able to see all that light coming up in the darkness.”
Furthermore, Reicherter says one person with a candle says, “I’m going to change things,” it doesn’t illuminate very much. Unless other people come and light their candles and pretty soon the whole thing is glowing. And then you can measure that.
“Then we can take that to other cities. I’m hoping people from other cities see it and take it themselves and replicate the experiment,” Reicherter said.
Creating Holistic Health Research
Reicherter says there will be those who don’t believe and there will be those who will try again and disprove that. He believes that at least he got the ball rolling and have people thinking about these things because right now, most of the research, is in the direction that isn’t very good for human health.
That’s why Reicherter created Holistic Health Research. It’s his way of instead of teaching history as a teacher; he’s making history which he hopes someday people will look back and say this was the beginning of a spiritual revolution.
“Regardless of your political, spiritual or religious stance, we’re all human, and we all can come together and meditate or pray towards finding inner peace for yourself and others,” said Reicherter.
When my husband and I lived in Las Vegas years ago, my husband and I were very conscious of how energy and how intention could manifest what you don’t want over what you want.
People who have a negative attitude tend to have bad things happen to them all the time. Whereas individuals who have a positive outlook on things attract positive things.
Reicherter also says Holistic Health Research uses 100% of the donated funds for needed expenses. There are just volunteer effort and no administrative salaries. All experiment results will be made public. He says without donations, there will be no more detox tests and results.
Back when Reicherter was in Taiwan in the 90s, there was a group that required him to fast for a detox. The first time he did it, he thought he was going to die. But he got over it.
Reicherter says that fasting is used in all cultures and religions as a means of spiritual and physical purification. Fasting allows our body to cleanse every cell in a way that no other process can achieve.
Since the 1990s, Reicherter learned about Chinese medicine, scientific method, toxins, and physiology. He learned that at least 90% of cancers are due to environmental pollution, and there is still no solution to remove synthetic toxins from our bodies.
He also learned that breastfeeding women are passing on their toxic load into their newborn babies, who are most likely to suffer from the harm brought about by the toxins.
Because of this problem, it is necessary that we find a way to detoxify our bodies before having kids and teach the next generation how to protect themselves better.
Aside from trying to avoid toxins, the only other solution is to learn how to cleanse toxins from our bodies effectively.
Holistic Detox Experiment
Hence, Reicherter when through a holistic detox experiment has been since May of 2015, wherein he gave blood to form a baseline of toxicity levels.
In a succeeding test, Reicherter fasted for 21 days and went on a detox program that included supplements, colonics, acupressure, saunas, and massage, among other things. Blood was drawn again in January and July 2016, and January of 2017.
The four tests for pesticides in the blood and PCBs cost over $13,000. Another round of fasting detox is slated to begin in June of 2017, and Reicherter needs $8,600 to fund four more blood lab tests taken at six-month intervals on June and December 2017, June and December 2018.
Reicherter’s goal is to cut the level of lipid toxins by over 50% from the baseline measurement of May 2015. With $16,200, Reicherter could fund tests like this for two persons, including an individual who has never fasted before.
“If we could raise around $40,000, we could fund much more extensive tests for one individual. With an amount of $80,000, we could do more extensive tests for two persons,” Reicherter said.
With even more funds, the experiment could have different groups of co-ed individuals in varying ages and body types, participate in various detox programs and compare the outcome.
Reicherter says no one else in the world is doing these desperately-needed experiments: not governments, universities, or corporations. Hence, he is urging everyone to help learn how to detoxify our bodies best so we can all decrease our chances of getting cancer and other serious illnesses.
Reicherter keeps hearing from medical experts who say fasting doesn’t work or it’s not good for the health as far as detoxing is concerned, and he has always wanted to rebut that.
He admits his test from a few years ago had too many variables. But now he knows what to do to make it more streamlined, so it will pretty much be obvious that the fasting has an effect.
“Hopefully I’ll be the first person to prove that there is a way to detoxify our blood of these synthetic chemicals. I want to empower individuals in a way that they can detox themselves. It will change the culture,” said Reicherter.
The Founder and Director of Holistic Health Research is Troy Reicherter. Born in May 1968, between the killings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Senator Robert Kennedy, he carries with him the spirit of the 60s and a sincere hope for a better world.
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Homeoprophylaxis: Safe Alternative To Vaccines?
Today’s topic is close to my heart. Dr. Cilla Whatcott has a very deep understanding about educating our immune system how to combat disease without the use of vaccines and instead use homeoprophylaxis.
Whatcott grew up in New Jersey, and her dad was an immigrant from Italy. Her mother died when she was 16 years, and she watched that process with what occurred within Western medicine surrounding her illness and her death.
Whatcott’s father died when she was in her 20s, and she observed the same thing. Their death sowed the seeds of her interest in medicine.
Whatcott wanted to have a large family. But when she married, she found out she couldn’t have kids, so Whatcott started adopting. She adopted a child from Taiwan, another from mainland China and Russia. So it was a surprise when Whatcott did end up having a biological child.
Taking Matters At Her Hands
Whatcott’s four kids had different illnesses. Nothing in conventional medicine completely cured them.
Finally, she had a pediatrician in Washington who advised Whatcott to try homeopathy, particularly for her son’s asthma. Within six months, his asthma disappeared.
Whatcott took her son with migraines, and it also disappeared. Her daughter who had kidney reflux never had a kidney infection anymore after getting healed by homeopathy.
Whatcott was fascinated by homeopathy and decided to go back to school. She studied for four years in homeopathic school.
The Power Of Homeopathy
Whatcott’s father didn’t understand what the medical doctors told him. At one point, he misunderstood the doctor and thought the doctor said to him that he was cancer-free.
So he came home and told Whatcott he was cured. He had a prognosis which gave him another year to live, but because he believed he was cured, he lived another fifteen years.
“I saw the power of the doctor’s words being the medicine. People believe what they are told. Our health is not only physical. It involves our thoughts, emotions and our mind,” said Whatcott.
With this information, homeopathy is such a deep curative form of medicine. I went on to study a subset of homeopathy which is homeoprophylaxis.
When Whatcott adopted her daughter from China, she was 10 pounds at a year old and could barely hold up her head. Her pediatrician administered all her vaccines and one night got a high fever, had meningitis, and she almost died.
Whatcott researched and found out that meningitis is the side effect of some of the vaccines. The MMR, that’s one of the side effects.
So Whatcott went back to the pediatrician, and she denied it. That’s when Whatcott realized only she could really look out for what’s best for her children.
“Based on a recent statistics, pediatricians make an average of half a million dollars or more if they vaccinate all their kid patients by the age of two,” Whatcott shares. “It cost around $400 per child.”
Dr. Isaac Golden’s Program
Dr. Isaac Golden developed a program in Australia. Homeoprophylaxis has been subjected to a 15-year ongoing trial and clinical study. The outcome of this research, including the efficacy and safety of homeoprophylaxis, are published in Dr. Golden’s Homeoprophylaxis – A Fifteen Year Clinical Study.
“The aim of homeoprophylaxis is to introduce into the human system safe, homeopathic versions of particular diseases to naturally stimulate the immune system,” Whatcott said. “As a result, susceptibility to targeted diseases can be reduced.”
These are the components of the program developed by Dr. Golden:
- Four years of homeoprophylaxis remedies for the most commonly vaccinated diseases
- Individualized, 1-hour appointment, to explain the program
- Can be started at any time even if some vaccines have been given
- No more needles
- Additional remedies for individual needs (foreign travel, or disease outbreaks)
- No toxic substances
- Any necessary consultation during the program
- No side effects
Homeopathy and Homeoprophylaxis
Homeopathy is a complete system of medicine. It treats all chronic and acute disease very effectively. Homeoprophylaxis is a different principle.
“Homeoprophylaxis is the use of diluted and potentized disease products which we call nosodes or materials from an animal, mineral or vegetable source,” said Whatcott. “It is to educate the immune system, before encountering the disease. Hence, there’s no such thing as a homeopathic vaccine. That does not exist.”
Within classical homeopathy, the belief is, we look for something that is called genus epidemicus. And a genus epidemicus is when there’s an outbreak of an epidemic, you collect the data from a certain number of cases and you see what remedies work well with that epidemic.
The problem is, you have to wait for everyone to get sick. Then you have to organize and coordinate data amongst homeopaths to determine genus epidemicus. After that, you distribute the homeopathic remedy to people who are ill.
“Homeoprophylaxis precludes getting the disease. It educates the immune system before the disease comes around. You know you’re training the immune system because you see the results,” explained Whatcott.
Side Effects Of Homeoprophylaxis
First of all, we don’t see side effects but rather the immune response. Hence, after getting homeoprophylaxis, you are going to see the immune system wake up.
And the way that it will look may be rosy cheeks, longer or shorter nap, runny nose or extra stool in the diaper. But after 24 hours, that will come down to a baseline. I see that in vaccinated children.
Furthermore, when giving to adults, they usually say they have swollen glands, throat is itchy, and it will all be gone in 24 hours.
Getting A Headstart to Good Health
1. Trust your gut. You have the ability to make wise choices for yourself and your children.
2. Reframe your view of viruses, fevers, and minor illnesses. We need these microorganisms to be healthy.
3. Pay attention to your diet and your thoughts – these are two mainstays of health.
Cilla Whatcott is a board-certified classical homeopath with a B.A. from Arizona State University, a diploma from the four-year professional program at Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy, Minneapolis, MN and a Ph.D. in Homeopathy. She is an instructor at Normandale Community College and the author of “There Is a Choice: Homeoprophylaxis,” and co-author of “The Solution – Homeoprophylaxis.”
Cilla is the executive director of Worldwide Choice – an organization undertaking evidence-based research with homeoprophylaxis (HP) and training medically licensed providers to administer HP. She offers individualized homeoprophylaxis programs for adults and children. Cilla has been a guest lecturer in France, Scotland, Ireland, Indonesia, the USA, and Canada, and was featured in episode 7 of The Truth about Vaccines. She has organized and directed international conferences in 2015 and 2016 about homeoprophylaxis with leading researchers from around the world.
Cilla has published articles in Pathways, Homeopathic LINKS, Organic Lifestyle Magazine, Holistic Mom’s Magazine, Natural Health365, GreenMedInfo, Fearless Parent, HealthyHomeEconomist, and WAPF’s Wise Traditions. She has over 10,000 hours of post-graduate research and education including certification as a CEASE therapist for reversing vaccine injury. As the mother to children adopted from Russia, Taiwan and China, and one biological child, her deepest desire is to see families everywhere heal and thrive.
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Discovering What Causes Cancer And Curing It With Sodium Bicarbonate
Today I have a very famous oncologist with us who found out what causes cancer and has been curing cancer for over a decade using an all-natural substance and without chemotherapy. Dr. Tullio Simoncini trained the traditional way of curing through chemotherapy until he saw there were no results.
I first discovered Dr. Simoncini when I watched the documentary series, “The Truth About Cancer.”
Discovering What Causes Cancer
Years before, Simoncini’s college professor confessed that the tumor is still a mystery. He was challenged to find what causes cancer.
Tullio reasoned with his professor that there must be some other way to cure cancer because everybody who went through chemotherapy dies. So he vowed to do his research on what causes cancer.
Then Simoncini was also following some doctors practicing Natural Medicine who were also looking for the answer to what causes cancer. Eventually, Simoncini came to the conclusion that psoriasis is caused by a fungus.
Simoncini treated patients with this condition using iodine solution at seven per cent. Because he says, it can precipitate the proteins of the body of the fungus and wreck them in a short period.
If the spots are relatively small, Simoncini says the solution must be applied 10-20-30 times twice a day for five days and then once for another ten days so that the spots become very dark.
It will cause a sharp pain at first, but when the eschar forms and higher than the epidemic plane, to continue to paint under and above it.
Simoncini’s Early Success
One of Simoncini’s patients many years ago was a child who was only 11-years-old. This case immediately gave Simoncini the sign that he was doing the right thing.
With a clinical history of leukemia, the child arrived in a coma at the pediatric hematology ward around 11:30 in the morning that one fateful day.
The child moved from Sicily, Rome, to Palermo, and Naples, where he underwent several chemotherapy sessions to try to battle the disease.
The desperate mother talked to Simoncini that she has not spoken to her child for the past 15 days when they have been moving from hospital to hospital. She said she would have given anything to hear her son’s voice again before he dies.
Simoncini assessed that the child was comatose because the fungi colonies invaded the brain and the therapies performed were toxic.
The Italian doctor, therefore, concluded, that if he could destroy the colonies with sodium bicarbonate salts and nourish, as well as detoxify the brain with glucose phleboclysis, Simoncini could hope for a regression of the symptomatology.
And so it did. After a continuous infusion with glucose solutions and phleboclysis of bicarbonate, Simoncini found the child speaking with his crying mother, later that night when he came back to the university.
Treatment Using Sodium Bicarbonate
In another case, a patient with pulmonary neoplasm in 1983, came to see Simoncini. This was before the patient was scheduled to be operated on at the Istituto Regina Elena in Rome.
Tullio says the x-rays showed a homogeneous thickening of the right lung at the upper vanished margin and regular lower margins.
The development of the tumor mass, said Simoncini, is due to a mycotic colony. It happened because of a morbid process starting from the liver.
Simoncini did treatment by detoxing the liver simultaneously with giving bicarbonate salts orally, intravenously and through aerosol.
Eight months after, the mass completely disappeared. Over one year after the end of the therapy, the lung healed. The x-ray showed only a thickening of the inter-lobe separation.
Fast forward today, Simoncini’s patient is still alive after 20 years of since the therapy.
Rejected By Traditional Doctors
Despite that, Simoncini is aware that many people and physicians used to traditional medicine and treatments are still skeptical of his methods to treat cancer and other diseases.
Simoncini still persevered. In the early 2000s, he sent his findings to the medical board for evaluation. He was later on banned in 2002 to practice medicine just because he did not approve of their chemotherapy treatment to battle cancer.
But Simoncini continued his research on what causes cancer and kept finding ways to cure it. He was prosecuted continuously.
In 2006, the court wanted to put me in jail because of a bad sentence. But a law also came out that time, preventing the overpopulation in prisons, so Simoncini was able to escape from being jailed.
“But God helped me, so now I am still helping people be cured of cancer. But it is disappointing that traditional medical doctors do not understand or accept my argument on what causes cancer or how to treat it with my method without surgery or chemotherapy,” Simoncini said.
Cancer Is A Fungus
Simoncini says cancer is not an infection like the usual bacterial infection. The fungal infection mutates or changes. Every type of cancer is caused by fungi of the Candida species.
So sodium bicarbonate is very effective if you can apply locally. Sometimes in one day, you can eliminate 90% of the tumor.
There are very few side effects of the sodium bicarbonate therapy. Some patients may feel thirsty or get tired, but it is temporary. Full dosage cannot be given to cancer patients with severe renal, heart, and hepatic problems.
As much as possible, it is best to give the patient a maximum tolerable quantity, because of a dosage too low or too thinly distributed is not effective.
“Because I want the sodium bicarbonate treatment to be more efficient, selective arteriography and to the positioning of the arterial port-a-cath (devices joined to the catheter),” said Simoncini. “These methods allow the of high dosages of sodium bicarbonate in the deepest recesses of the tumor.”
With selective arteriography of carotids, you can reach any cerebral mass painless and without the need for surgery. Almost all organs can be treated except vertebrae and ribs because the scarce arterial irrigation doesn’t allow enough dosage to reach the targets.
Selective arteriography is a very robust solution against fungi that can often be used against neoplasias.
One time, Simoncini flew to Turkey to help a patient. He had a big tumor in the colon. Tullio started treatment with a colonoscopy, and he put sodium bicarbonate onto the tumor about 7 centimeters.
When Simoncini came back the day after to check on the patient, the tumor shrank from 7 centimeters to 1 centimeter. It was a big success. Sodium bicarbonate works best when you can bring it in direct contact with the tumor.
Easily Curable Cancers
Simoncini says some other cancers easily treated by sodium bicarbonate are bladder cancer, uterus cancer, breast cancer, skin cancer. Cancers that are difficult to cure with his treatment is bone cancer and esophageal cancer.
“Traditional anti-fungal drugs are not effective in treating tumors because the solid colonies can be attacked only on the surface. And they become resistant after the first administration,” Simoncini explained.
There are many studies about the effectiveness of sodium bicarbonate on cancer, but the conclusions are wrong because the conclusions assume intracellular, rather than antifungal action. Anti-fungal drugs are not suitable.
“The diet of the patient has to have more sugar because they need more energy especially in an advanced stage of cancer,” Simoncini said. “Cancer patients of traditional doctors are made to fast with is wrong. Conventional oncology is dead.”
The diet of the patient has to be rich. Conventional and Alternative Medicine doctors do not know what causes cancer and how to beat cancer. Simoncini says his method of curing cancer is reasonable because it has been tested and proven.
Tips To Prevent Cancer
Simoncini gives these simple measures to avoid having cancer:
- Wash your hands frequently.
- Avoid becoming weak or ill.
- Love and think positive.
- Have a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Promoting Simoncini’s Cancer Treatment
Simoncini says his treatment is now being done by some doctors in South Korea, Japan, some clinics in U.S.A. like Oklahoma and Arizona and South Africa. The treatment produces results especially some cancer cases that are easy to cure.
“My fervent wish is that my treatment method will be accepted in the mainstream because it can cure a lot of people because cancer destroys individuals and families,” said Simoncini.
Dr. Tullio Simoncini is an Italian former physician and alternative medicine advocate. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from La Sapienza University. He is known for claiming that cancer is caused by the fungus Candida albicans, and has gone so far as to say that cancer is actually a form of candida overgrowth.
He also says that cancer can be cured with injections of sodium bicarbonate. He says that he was formerly an oncologist, but that he was struck off because he prescribed sodium bicarbonate instead of conventional chemotherapy.
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How To End Addiction Through Spiritual Enrichment
Learn True Health is about Holistic Health. The podcast aims to develop our health mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually and energetically. A lot of times I have doctors on teaching what herbs we can take, what detox is best or how to end addiction.
But if we have an unhappy spiritual, emotional or mental body, we’re not completely healthy. So we need to address every aspect of our life.
My guest today, John Hammer, will help us seek enlightenment, how to heal and how to end addiction so that we can say we are healthy inside and out.
Hammer grew up in a pastor’s family. His dad was a drug addict who grew up in Seattle. His father had a miraculous encounter with God when he chanced upon a book called “The Cross and the Switchblade” by David Wilkerson. He went to become a pastor and married Hammer’s mom in the process.
His earliest memories were going to church multiple times a week and going to a Christian school. He had a great childhood and Hammer’s parents were good role models.
In middle school, Hammer got exposed to pornography. He lived a double life during his teenage years. Underneath the happy facade, he was dealing with depression during that phase. Pornography was a wonderful drug then. Hammer knew it was bad, but it was an escape.
Hammer went to community college after he graduated from a Christian school and just went through the motions. Before his 21st birthday, Hammer went home one night, felt the fear of God and cried. After opening up to his Dad, that was a huge turning point in his life.
Hammer’s Cope Mechanism On How To End Addiction
Later on, Hammer wrote a book on how his addiction affected his body, brain and what it did to him spiritually and emotionally. It also affected his relationships.
Once the pornography removed from Hammer’s life, anxiety, worry, stress, and depression even intensified for a season. Prayer and counseling helped to set him free and taught him how to end addiction. It’s been 15 years now.
Hammer also went to Bible College, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies. He is currently working on a Master’s Degree at Northwestern University in Missional Leadership. It is like a ministry degree for pastors.
Dr. Bernie Siegel was a past guest, and in our episode, he related that he tells high schoolers to write two lists—one list is a suicide note and the second list enumerates why you are worth living.
The ‘suicide note’ pile is always taller than the ‘worth living’ pile. The teachers hate him for doing it for fear that it would encourage kids to commit suicide.
On the contrary, Siegel says when he does it, the suicide rates go down because all the teenagers look at that pile and realize they are not alone. Hence, they open up to each other after that activity.
Understanding How To End Addiction
When we hear addiction, we always think it’s because of drugs, alcohol, and cigarettes. Addiction could be anything else. There are so many things that can cause a chemical dependence.
I was addicted to watching TV all day and night when I had depression. It was my numbing agent.
You have to feel the wounds to know it’s there so you can begin to ask for help. We need to acknowledge ourselves. When you overdo something, stop and ask yourself if there is something you need to heal.
We’re not alone in our struggles. Young people especially feel alone. But you have to open up about the hard things you are feeling and going through. Don’t be so isolated. That’s a huge risk.
“In my book, I wrote that porn could keep you from healthy relationships and healthy relationships can stop you from porn,” said Hammer. “There’s some biblical truth in there, and it’s what I learned from my experience.”
When you are open and transparent, you can put anything in that blank. Fundamentally, we’re made for healthy relationships with God.
“When we’re in pain, we seek pleasure. If we find happiness in relationships or in becoming transparent, working through the difficult things, we can find a healthy way to live. Addiction offers a shortcut but has a lot of side effects,” said Hammer.
We push people away so that they won’t see our shame. Addiction is ego-driven. When we let ourselves be vulnerable, then we can let people, God, and love inside us.
After the pornography removed from Hammer’s life, his spiritual eyes started to open. Things were changing. He felt the love of God. Then he went to our church and special meetings more often — the Sonrise Christian Center.
Purpose Of The Bible
God is a communicating God. He wants to be known, be loved and have a relationship with mankind. That’s why he gave us the Bible as a gift.
“The Bible teaches that God speaks in more dramatic ways like through angels, visions, and dreams,” Hammer explains. “It also tells us that we have our thoughts that could be affected positively or negatively by the different inputs.”
Hammer also says the Bible talks about evil forces and God’s spirit. So we need to be discerning. The most transformational principle in the Bible is the Gospel of grace.
“I believe the whole Revelation of the Bible is the Revelation of Jesus. In John’s Gospel, Jesus is having a confrontation with some of the religious leaders who weren’t too accepting of Jesus,” said Hammer.
“The primary point of the Bible is not about religion but rather to reveal who Jesus is. And that’s the Gospel of grace,” said Hammer. “I think this is most important for health because we’re all born in sin, and we need to be rescued. We need redemption and salvation.”
Furthermore, Hammer said, the Bible says that the Gospel in Romans 1, is the power of God and salvation to all who believe. It teaches that God came to man in the midst of our pain or destructive health. And He wants to heal and reconcile us.
God made Jesus, who knew no sin, to become sin for us. That we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
Difference of Mercy And Grace
“Mercy is you don’t get the judgment that you should have gotten. But grace is putting into your account a favor, goodness, and blessing that you didn’t earn,” said Hammer.
It’s not about the absence of punishment but rather the added benefit of reward that you didn’t do anything to earn other than God decided to show you a favor because you believe in the power of what He did for you in the sacrifice of his Son.
“This is so transformational to our health because it is grace instead of religion. It’s God’s empowerment on my behalf based on what he has done, not based on what I have done,” explains Hammer. “What started to renew my thinking was, as I understood the Gospel of grace, I was a new person. I realized God loves me and I’m not afraid of death anymore.”
Stories of Transformation
Hammer narrates that there was a young man that had a death wish on his life. He wanted to join the military and go in the frontline and die. That way, people would remember him for his bravery rather than be remembered as some hopeless guy.
He was in a dark place and had learning disabilities. John talked to him about the Gospel and was skeptical at first. But as they prayed, Hammer cast out the evil spirit from him. All the heaviness lifted from him.
He’s leading a church movement in Africa now, his memory was better and was successful in school. It was a spiritual breakthrough.
Then there was a woman who had a lot of autoimmune diseases and was seeing a lot of doctors. The doctors just diagnosed a bunch of drugs for her to cope and sent her home to die. Her body was shutting down.
Hammer’s Dad visited that patient and prayed with her. Shortly after that, she started to feel better. The next time she went back for hospital tests, her kidney, as well as other organs, were functioning well. Here autoimmune diseases were gone, and the doctors were amazed.
How To Improve Health
John gives three quick tips on how to improve our spiritual health and how to end addiction:
1. Grace – how to understand God’s love and our identity as a result of the gospel of grace.
2. Heart – caring for the condition of our heart (spiritually) by practicing forgiveness and thankfulness.
3. Prayer – practicing God’s presence in prayer, song, and meditation to alleviate anxiety and connect with God.
How To Pray
“Prayer is very important for keeping your heart healthy. I read up on how to have a healthy lifestyle,” shares Hammer. “I learned that our immune system is mostly in our gut. If you take care of your gut, you can heal a lot of issues in your life physically.”
Hammer adds that he also believes that spiritually. That deepest place is your heart. If you can take care of it, the rest of your life benefits. A prayer is an amazing tool.
“I pray in Jesus’ name. And my prayer is a divine encounter with God himself. Be relentlessly thankful no matter what,” Hammer said. “Cultivating a prayer life and a right attitude in life is the number one thing we have control over. The best way to control your attitude by being thankful.”
John Hammer is happily married to the love of his life Grace Elaine and together they have four amazing children: Hailey, Emma, Justus, and Addison. He is a passionate and creative communicator that is living for a Jesus awakening in his generation. He expresses his heart and creativity through preaching, teaching, writing, blogging and spoken word poetry.
He is the author of the book eXXXit. He is the Senior Associate Pastor at Sonrise Christian Center in Everett, WA and the Director of Sonrise Supernatural School of Seattle Bible College. John received a BA degree in Biblical Studies from Seattle Bible College and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Missional Leadership from Northwest University. He is also the founder of Represent Conferences.
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