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Cerebral Palsy: Breaking The Barriers
There are so many misconceptions about people who have cerebral palsy. Win Charles, is one awesome woman who will show us how she strives to live a fulfilling life devoid of medication.
I am excited about today’s show because despite the fact that Charles was born with a disability, her health journey is truly inspiring.
Born With Cerebral Palsy
“Cerebral palsy is a lack of oxygen at birth which is what I acquired. When I was born, I only weighed one pound and 17 ounces,” shares Charles.
Honestly, I didn’t know much about cerebral palsy. I assumed that if someone were in a wheelchair, those people would immediately have spasms or tremors.
I initially thought people with cerebral palsy are less intelligent than those without the condition. Yes, I admit, I was wrong.
In fact, one of my favorite TV show, “Speechless,” served as an eye-opener for me. The TV show stars Micah Fowler, who incidentally has cerebral palsy.
I think it was brilliant that the production team opted to cast a real person with cerebral palsy rather than casting an actor who would just act out the part. It’s cool, right?
“Micah Fowler, the actor in the TV show Speechless, has a severe form of cerebral palsy. He can’t function at all,” Charles explains.
She adds, “In my case, I have a hundred muscle spasms a day. And I try my best to control them without taking opioids.”
Aside from Fowler, one of my favorite comedians also happens to have cerebral palsy. And I must say, he is spot-on funny!
So, lesson learned. Just because someone has cerebral palsy, it doesn’t mean that people who have cerebral palsy are mentally slow or incapable.
Effects Of Opioids
Doctors incidentally prescribed the drug to Charles from 2006 to 2009. For those who are unaware, the most common opioid usually taken by people with cerebral palsy is Baclofen.
“Baclofen is a muscle spasm and muscle relaxer. In 2009, my family noticed the medication was making me act like a zombie,” recalls Charles.
Charles for sure is not the only person to experience the adverse effect of opioids. Why medical doctors continue to prescribe it to patients is truly appalling.
Nevertheless, Charles’ mom was adamant. Charles vividly recalls that her mother firmly told the doctors to take Win off the medication.
Finding The Right Doctor
Aside from opioids, Baclofen is a common drug for people with cerebral palsy. Nowadays, doctors go as far as prescribing it to people with back pain or muscle spasms.
Traditional doctors are quick to prescribe medication rather than explore other options like physical therapy. So it is best to find a doctor who listens to you.
If a doctor tells you something, please voice out. Get a second opinion. Be brave enough to explore different alternatives that work and are more efficient.
Traditional Medicine Vs. Natural Medicine
“My mom had a book where she noted all my surgeries and medications,” Charles said. “She knew too much anesthesia in my body was not good.”
Incidentally, Charles also mentioned that she felt a great impact after hearing my Episode #137 where I had Dr. Cilla Whatcott on the show.
Charles remembered her mom who was hospitalized for some time due to meningitis but believed in her body’s ability to heal itself naturally.
“Meningitis can be cured through Holistic Medicine. But traditional medicine thinks otherwise,” said Charles. “Hopefully, that line of thought will change in the future.”
Trailblazer For Cerebral Palsy
And how does someone like Charles cope with her health condition? First and foremost, Charles stays away from opioids and other drugs.
Second, she makes sure to stay active by doing sports. Yes, you read it right. Charles swims, rides a bike, runs and has even competed in the prestigious Kona Ironman Triathlon.
However, Charles admittingly says that because of her health condition, she has limited physical capabilities. But that is not stopping her.
We truly do not have any excuse for not stepping out of our comfort zone when there are people with disabilities doing impressive feats.
Understanding Cerebral Palsy
I was likewise surprised to learn from Charles that cerebral palsy can also be acquired by accident. A friend of hers choked on a piece of popcorn when he was two years old.
Hence, acquired cerebral palsy and is now non-verbal.
Galileo Neuromuscular Tilt Table
Charles explains that the device enables patients to be flexible. But because the device is big and bulky, Charles only gets to use the device at the gym.
The device used by Charles was donated by Amanda Boxtel who was paralyzed after a skiing accident in 1992. Boxtel currently serves as Executive Director for Bridging Bionics Foundation.
According to research, Bridging Bionics Foundation the aims to bridge human mobility with exoskeletons and bionic technology. Thanks to Boxtel’s donation, people like Charles can do more than just being wheelchair-bound.
Let me just say; I love technology! There is a beautiful marriage that I think we can incorporate ancient healing arts with modern science.
But let me make myself clear. Modern science is not the enemy. It’s how we use it and making sure that we are using it holistically.
Benefits Of Reiki
Charles says that willpower and mindset is a big part of dealing with cerebral palsy. She also says that Reiki, the Japanese technique for relaxation and stress reduction also helps because it promotes healing.
But honestly, I was previously skeptical about Reiki. Because when I was about 15 years old, I sprained my ankle so bad.
Doctors told me I wouldn’t be able to walk for two weeks. Then a coworker at my summer job then offered to do Reiki on my ankle.
After the painless session, the swelling had gone down, and I stood up. In fact, I remember being so happy that I even started dancing right then and there!
I was a full believer in Reiki after that fateful day.
Butterflies Of Wisdom
Charles started the podcast, “Butterflies of Wisdom,” four years ago. The show was launched right after she wrote her autobiography.
The show features inspiring people who are making a difference in this world both in business and disabilities. To check out the show, and know more about Charles’ advocacy, please click the links below.
If you liked this episode, please share it with someone you love. Let’s turn this ripple into a tidal wave. Have a great day everyone!
Win Charles defied the odds by becoming an author despite having cerebral palsy. Her memoir “I, Win,” is an amazing story of how she remembers her life through the years.
Charles is also a CEO of her own jewelry design company and motivational speaker. She tours all over the country to raise awareness about cerebral palsy.
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The Juice Lady’s Guide to Juicing Diet
Going on a juicing diet is not just about mixing fruits and vegetables in a blender. Here in this episode, Cherie Calbom provides us with an in depth explanation on juicing as well as tips on how to do it right.
I first heard of Cherie Calbom through Ty Bollinger’s “The Truth About Cancer” video documentary series. Aside from Calbom’s amazing story on how she got into juicing, she also shares how her body expelled a tumor after doing a short juice detox. It sounds crazy, but it’s true!
Initial Juicing Experience
Calbom got chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia when she was in her 20s. It got so bad to the point that she had to quit work.
However, instead of settling for a life of medication, Calbom resolved to find a way out from her health issues.
“Years ago, juicing was not that popular yet. But when I heard about juicing, I bought a juicer and went on a 5-day juice fast,” recalls Calbom.
To her surprise, Calbom’s body expelled a tumor the size of a golf ball on the fifth day of her juice fast. To this day, she has no idea where the tumor was in her body, but nevertheless, she was glad to get rid of it. Hence, her love affair with juicing began.
After her initial experience on juicing, Calbom thought her life would immediately and entirely change. It didn’t. Calbom admits she still had good and bad days.
Apparently, what nobody told Calbom back then were the detoxification symptoms that went hand in hand with juicing.
Despite that, Calbom remained consistent in drinking vegetable juices even way after her 5-day juice fast. She also ate a lot of vegetables and even went vegan that summer. After three months, Calbom finally felt like a brand new person!
Since then, Calbom knew she stumbled upon something extraordinary as far as health is concerned. Wanting to know more about detox, Calbom consequently went back to school and started working for her masters’ degree in Whole Foods Nutrition.
Recovery Through Juicing
A year later, Calbom went back to Southern California. One night, she was house sitting for some friends when burglars broke into the house. The horrible incident almost ended in tragedy.
Calbom further revealed that she almost died due to huge physical as well as mental injuries. However, having gone through one healing journey, Calbom was confident that she could again do a juicing diet to recover.
So even if her right hand was in a cast back then, Calbom managed to do a juicing diet everyday. Hence, she recovered quite well.
How Juicing Works
“Our bodies are designed to heal. But we have to do our part because people usually want people to do it for them. That’s where the juicing diet comes in,” said Calbom.
Calbom explains that a juicing diet is like having pre-digested food. Since the nutrients are in liquid form, the juice can get right into our system within half an hour.
Having digestive issues, too? No problem. Calbom assures that since the juice gets the nutrients in our body effectively, healing can work quite fast and that’s fantastic news!
If you recall in my last interview, I tackled the issue on how 70% of the adult population in the United States is taking at least one prescription medication. We have this alarming epidemic wherein people are filling their bodies with toxins.
Over the counter, we have enough drugs that clog our liver and kill us. Back when we were kids, I distinctly remember people had a healthier lifestyle.
Hence, I think Calbom’s solution is smart. Embracing a juicing diet truly helps the body get as much nutrition as possible.
Symptoms Of A Toxic Body
Most of us shrug off symptoms, when in fact it is our body’s way of warning us that something is amiss. Hence, Calbom says these are the common symptoms that we should look out for:
• Brain fog
• Mood changes
• Poor digestion
• Weight gain
• Irritable bowel syndrome
• Bad breath
• Allergic conditions
• Headaches and migraines
• Pain in the eyes
• Vision problems
• Fluid retention
• Swollen legs and feet
• High blood pressure
• Blood sugar instability
• Inability to tolerate fatty foods
• Abdominal pain
• Acid reflux
• Chronic fatigue
• Bad pain
• Brown spots
• Kidney problems
Calbom’s 30-Day Detox Program
Calbom has a 30-day detoxification program that she administers every month. It starts on the second Tuesday of every month and clients has been raving about how effective the program is.
In fact, Calbom recalls that she had a female client who was on her 3rd week of detox. Around that time, that particular client happily informed Calbom that all her cellulite disappeared in less than a month.
Furthermore, the client said she wasn’t even exercising because she was detoxing. Hence, the positive effect of juicing despite the absence of a high-impact activity was unexpected.
Benefits Of Juicing
“The juice is so effective because it doesn’t have anything but the soluble fiber. So it goes right into the system,” Calbom said. “It can be therapeutic, healing, and provides antioxidants as well as cleanse the body.”
She also says we get a concentration of nutrients that we don’t get just by eating it. Juicing is apparently also excellent in healing the gut and providing prebiotics.
However, like most people, we’re only human to feel hunger pangs. Let’s face it. A juicing diet is entirely different from eating something solid. But it is not enough reason for us to junk the idea of juicing.
Calbom suggests eating avocados if you couldn’t stay on the juicing diet. This way, we do not veer far away from a juicing diet, and it keeps our hunger pangs at bay. She says you should likewise have yourself checked for parasites if you feel hungry all the time.
Personally, I tried also juicing before. I mainly tried beets, but alas, it did not turn out well. Apparently, you can have a negative juicing experience if you do not have the proper guidance. And boy, did I learn my lesson well.
Like a lot of staunch juicing advocates, Calbom has had countless stories of clients who tell her their pain went away after doing a juicing diet. Most of her past clients apparently suffered from arthritis.
Calbom remembers one particular a female client so well. The woman had rheumatoid arthritis and spent most of her time in bed. According to Calbom, getting up and walking was truly was a big struggle for that client.
However, upon undergoing Calbom’s juicing diet, that client successfully survived through 3 days of juice fasting. Then on day 4, something short of a miracle happened. That client proudly showed Calbom that she finally could walk again! Awesome, right?
“The best juicer for you is the one you are going to use everyday. I do not use the best juicer on the market as far as getting out every nutrient and preserving every enzyme,” shares Calbom.
Calbom uses a centrifugal juicer that is fast to use and fast to clean. She says so many people are busy doing other things. Hence, a juicer that is simple to use and maintain would suffice.
Difference Between Smoothies, Juicing, And Protein Shakes
The debate on which liquid diet still generates varied opinions. Calbom sometimes does both a glass of juice and a smoothie. Calbom, however, makes her healthy smoothie with part of the juice she made for the day.
“It seems to me that people add more fruits in smoothies. I rarely put fruits in my juice except for lemon because I’m all about getting the greens in,” Calbom said.
People who have tried Calbom’s veggie smoothies say it is mushy and fibrous. We can eat a piece of fruit a day, but Calbom aims to get more people to eat more vegetables through juicing.
Aside from that, Calbom also works with individuals who get too much sugar from their smoothies. In the end, she remains firm in declaring that there is nothing else that can replace juice because it gives your body the rejuvenating nutrients it needs.
Juicing For Various Health Issues
Feeling tired or drained? Calbom usually starts her day with a big glass of green juice. She says it’s a great energizer.
For people with thyroid issues, Calbom suggests watercress juice with a drop of iodine. Combining it with cucumber, carrot, ginger or green apple can make your juice taste even more awesome!
Calbom likewise cooks food with coconut oil. Not surprisingly, Calbom’s clients attest they were able to get off medication ever since they started cooking with coconut oil. And I agree. Coconut oil does wonders for health.
For stress and fatigue, Calbom says juicing a lot of greens rich in magnesium helps a lot. Different herbs, getting off sweets and gluten likewise improve the health.
The Turbo Diet
Incidentally, Calbom also has an efficient weight loss juicing diet called The Turbo Diet. According to her, one meal a day equals a glass of fresh juice.
There are just so many reasons why people lose weight with juicing. Most of us are too acidic due to an unhealthy diet. The list goes on and on.
“But when people remove the substances that harm their health and provide the nutrition that supports a healthy body, they see very encouraging changes,” Calbom said.
Cherie Calbom MSN holds a Master of Science degree in whole foods nutrition from Bastyr University.
Known as “The Juice Lady” for her work with juicing and health, she is the author of 33 books including her latest The Juice Lady’s Guide to Fasting and Sugar Knockout.
She and her husband offer juice cleanse retreats throughout the year, 30-Day Detox online and Garden’s Best Juice Powder. She has lectured worldwide on juicing, detoxing and fasting including consulting for the Royal Family of the UAE.
Winner of the TTAC Lifetime Achievement Award for her work with juicing and detoxification, Calbom’s blogs and books on juicing, cleansing and health have helped thousands of people live healthier lives.
She has appeared on CNN, Fox News, and WCBS/NY. Her articles have appeared in NY Daily News, Miami Herald, Essence Magazine, First for Women, and Woman’s World.
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Ocean Robbins’ Food Revolution Network
Food is not just a commodity – it’s also a community. Ocean Robbins expounds in this episode on why becoming informed about your food is an act of liberation and empowerment for yourself and your world.
Today’s guest is going to blow you away. In fact, his family has probably touched your life in some way. If you’ve eaten one of the delicious 31 flavors of ice creams that Baskin Robbins serves, then his grandfather has affected your life.
Ocean Robbins is my guest today, and I am so inspired he dedicated his life to helping people to live a healthy life through sustained agriculture and a whole foods diet. He is also on a mission to save the planet.
Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Empire
Ocean Robbins’ grandfather founded an ice cream company called Baskin Robbins and Ocean Robbins’ dad John, grew up with an ice cream-shaped swimming pool in the backyard. He was groomed from early childhood to one day join in and run the company.
John Robbins invented the Jamoca Almond Fudge flavor and a lot of other flavors. But he walked away from running the business and followed his path.
One of the primary emphasis for that was that his uncle, Burt Baskin, who was Ocean Robbins’ grandfather’s brother-in-law and business partner, was dying of heart attack. He died at the age of 54.
“My dad’s uncle Burt was one of the most successful entrepreneurs in American history. He seemed to have everything, but he didn’t have his health,” shared Robbins. “That was an eye-opener for my Dad.”
Moving To Canada
After a few years, Ocean Robbins’ dad moved to Canada with his mom and built a one-room log cabin. They practiced yoga and meditation for several hours a day and named their kid Ocean.
“I grew up monetarily poor, but I grew up with healthy food and a lot of energy. I ran my first marathon when I was ten years old,” Robbins recalls.
Diet For A New America
When Ocean Robbins was 12 years old, his dad started working on a book called ‘Diet for a New America’ which came out in 1987. It became a runaway bestseller. It’s about how our food choices affect our health and happiness.
Ocean Robbins says the media had a blast that time. They called his dad ‘The Rebel Without The Cone,’ because of this would-be ice cream heir, became an advocate for healthy food.
Ocean Robbins’ grandfather was initially devastated that he didn’t take over the company and ended up selling the business. He was bitter when he retired and blamed my dad for it.
Turning A New Leaf
In 1990, Robbins’ grandfather had severe health problems — diabetes, high blood pressure and weight issues. His doctors told him he didn’t have long to live unless he read this book and followed its advice.
It turns out that the book doctors wanted Robbins’ grandfather to read was the one written by Robbins’ father. So he read the book and got incredible results. He then lived for another 18 years.
Robbins’ grandfather cut down on meat consumption, stopped eating sugar and ice cream. He ate a lot more vegetables and whole foods.
Drive To Help Others
“We’ve seen in our family, what can happen when we follow the standard American diet. And we have also seen what can occur when we make a change,” said Robbins. “So that drives me to want to help people.”
At the age of 16, Robbins ended up co-founding an organization called YES! (Youth for Environmental Sanity) that he directed for the next 20 years.
“Everywhere I went, I saw how people eat and the impact it had on their health. More people were suffering from chronic disease,” said Robbins.
Eventually, Robbins decided to work with his dad and help take this food revolution message to the modern era. He wanted to use the online technology, so they launched The Food Revolution Network in 2012.
Robbins says they reached more than a million people through their live online event. Here they saw that all over the world, people are hungry for change. They are fed up with toxic food.
“People are so sick of being sick. They want to change their lives. And that gives me immense hope,” Robbins said. “I can see how toxic our food system has become, but I also see how much better they can be with the change.”
Medical Doctor Turned Believer
Robbins narrates that there’s a practicing physician in Oregon named Pat who was 50 pounds overweight. He had several health issues. Then he participated in Robbins’ food revolution event and learned about whole foods plant-based diet.
He changed his diet, got off medication and lost 50 pounds. After that, he went as far as changing his medical practice from focusing on health rather than pills.
“Honestly, Pat is struggling to make it work financially as a doctor. Because he doesn’t have too many patients anymore since they don’t need him anymore,” Robbins revealed.
And insurance companies reimburse based on pills and surgery. They don’t reimburse based on spending an hour talking to a patient about nutrition.
But according to Robbins, Pat is committed to figuring out a way to make it work financially to do the right thing.
Because now that he understands what’s at stake, it’s not acceptable to him to spend his life profiting off a system that is dependent on sick care.
The Naturopathic model of health is that symptoms are not healthy. These symptoms are the language of the body talking to us.
“Three-quarters of medical expenses in the United States goes towards managing lifestyle-caused chronic illness,” Robbins said.
He added, “Medical costs are the leading cause of bankruptcy for families. The cost of Medicare in the United States is expected to double in the next generation.”
Meanwhile, the federal government provides billions of dollars a year in subsidy for so-called commodity crops like corn, wheat, and soy, that are processed into high fructose syrup, white flour and animal feeds for factory farms.
So we are subsidizing the very things that science tells us we should be eating less off. Not to mention, it is destroying our environment. They are the leading source of climate change.
The Food Revolution Network
“There is some effort involved if you want to change. It takes time, energy and attention to make a new habit,” said Robbins.
We only have a small amount of willpower. Most of what we do in our life is out of habit. Creating change takes some attention.
Robbins says that The Food Revolution Network is about a movement. A movement in our lives and a movement in our world.
Ultimately, we want real food. The top barrier people face is time, money and confusion about what is healthy and what is not.
Furthermore, Robbins says we need to create other ways in having speed and convenience in eating real food. Like cooking in bulk or food sharing programs.
Consequently, choosing healthy food is maybe the best financial decision you made in your life. It will save you money in medical costs and increase your productivity.
Save Money While Eating Healthy
- Minimize eating out. Making your food is cheaper and healthier.
- We need to eat less processed sugar, white flour, and carbs.
- Avoid eating factory farm animal products and dairy.
- Eat more legumes, vegetable, fruits, whole grains, nuts, and seeds.
- If you will eat animal products, chose wild fish.
- Stick with your shopping list. Avoid impulse purchases.
- Plan on what meals to cook.
“Whether or not you ever go to foodrevolution.org, you are a part of us every time you choose real food over processed food,” Robbins said. “Every time you get informed, inspired and empowered, you are part of The Food Revolution.”
Ocean Robbins is co-founder & CEO of the 450,000+ member Food Revolution Network. He has spoken in person to more than 200,000 people in live events, and he has organized and facilitated hundreds of seminars and gatherings for leaders from 65+ nations.
Ocean founded Youth for Environmental Sanity (YES!) at age 16 and directed it for the next 20 years. He serves as adjunct professor at Chapman University and is a recipient of the national Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service, the Freedom’s Flame Award, the Harmon Wilkinson Award, and many other honors.
In addition to that, he is the author of The Power of Partnership and co-author of Voices of the Food Revolution and Choices For Our Future.
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Natural Medicine To Transform Health
There have been many testaments that cancer responds to natural treatment methods. My guest Dr. Gosia Kuszewski affirms that healing by natural medicine is effective.
Kuszewski has a robust system of Holistic health that helps people to detox, lose weight and rid the body of cancer. Furthermore, she says using only 100% natural, safe and remedies has been proven effective by natural medicine to heal the body.
Surrounded By Nature
Kuszewski grew up in Poland where she lived until she was 20 years old. She then moved to Australia with her mom and had been based the land down under for 30 years.
Life was harsh in Poland as Kuszewski described it, but she had a close connection with nature. Not surprisingly, it nurtured her desire to explore the healing nature of plants since then.
Have you tried envisioning a life without eating food from McDonald’s or Burger King? Well, Kuszewski says her family has a long tradition of fermenting foods, cooking soups and preparing meals from scratch. Hence, fast food was not familiar to her back then.
Upon moving to Australia, Kuszewski pursued her love for plants and yearned to learn about Naturopathy. Consequently, she fulfilled that dream by taking classes at the Southern School Of Natural Therapies in Melbourne, Australia.
It took Kuszewski five years to get a degree because she was not fluent in English when she went to school. She was likewise unsure of what career path to take after she graduated.
However, as Kuszewski was figuring out how to maximize her education, her mom developed lung cancer at the age of 56. It certainly caught the family by surprise because Kuszewski’s mom was known to have a healthy lifestyle.
Consequently, Kuszewski started to do intensive research to educate herself about cancer and treatments. Understandably, she felt confused, helpless, angry, fearful and frustrated about the whole situation.
However, Kuszewski says there were only three standard treatments available that time —- surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. It certainly took a lot of thorough assessment deciding on which treatment was the best option.
“I remember the day when we sat together at the oncologist office in Melbourne, who announced that my Mum had six months to live,” Kuszewski recalls.
Unfortunately, Kuszewski’s mom passed away six months later, after an exhausting period of chemotherapy. The treatment caused Kuszewski’s mom to lose hair, lose weight and suffered from nausea.
Kuszewski said her mom ended up looking like a shadow of her former self, looking all gray, and her happy eyes losing the unique shine she always had.
The Killer Hormone
I can relate to what Kuszewski went through. Honestly, I had the same feeling as Kuszewski when my own mother developed liver cancer and passed away shortly after.
Like Kuszewski’s mom, my mother likewise led a healthy lifestyle. However, a medical doctor scared her into taking a synthetic hormone. Taking the drug was intended to avoid having brittle bones since my mother was past menopause that time.
Do remember that the internet was pretty new back then and doctors usually prescribed the same drugs. Hence, it was not surprising that Kuszewski was familiar with the hormone that doctors told my mother to take.
“As my mom was dying, authorities banned the hormone from the market for killing too many women,” recalls Kuszewski. “The prescribing doctor herself, Dr. Marla Shapiro, got cancer but she survived and went on to become a well-known TV doctor in Canada.”
Words Mean A Lot
“My mom’s doctor was not even looking at me nor my mom when her doctor broke the news to us,” Kuszewski lamented. “The doctor broke the news in the most cold-hearted and unsympathetic way, yet she recommended my mom take chemotherapy even if death was inevitable.”
Kuszewski remembers Dr. Bernie Seigel saying doctors need to learn how to speak to their patients. Words can make or break you, and nobody has a right to tell you how long you will live. Some will be motivated, yet some will lose hope to live.
Because of this, Kuszewski decided to learn as much as she could about natural medicine so she can help people with cancer. She says it was evident that hospitals were making people sicker.
“We have to educate ourselves. That’s how we heal. We have to understand the subject instead of blindly trusting doctors,” Kuszewski said.
Consequently, Kuszewski wanted to put all her knowledge of natural medicine into practice. You can imagine how ecstatic she was when she eventually found a clinic near her residence.
The clinic particularly specialized in alternative treatments or natural medicine to treat cancer. Naturally, Kuszewski was happy to be part of that team.
“Your ability to heal comes from believing that you will heal,” Kuszewski said. “That is why I love the work of Dr. Bernie Siegel. His approach truly connects with the patient and encourages us to understand the story.”
Emotional Issues And Cancer
Like Kuszewski, I also admire Dr. Siegel’s work. According to him, our feelings alter our body’s chemistry. Looking at my own experience, I realize this is also why my mother developed cancer. Apparently, my mom’s emotional issues were left unaddressed.
I therefore personally think it is awesome that Kuszewski puts a lot of weight in addressing emotional issues of her patients. Connecting with patients on that level makes the recovery process more efficient.
“Majority of the patients were dealing with emotional issues at the clinic where I was working,” said Kuszewski. “Through conversation, connecting and understanding, we created very warm, healthy, positive environment for them. They felt safe.”
Unfortunately, Kuszewski said the clinic closed down because too many people were getting well. Furthermore, they were not properly registered, and products they were selling were likewise not approved by the governing agency.
“My association threatened to take my license away if I continued treating people with cancer,” shares Kuszewski. “They said that because I was a Naturopath, I was not allowed to handle people with cancer.”
But that only made Kuszewski more determined to continue helping people through natural medicine. Fast forward ten years today, she has helped a lot of patients to heal.
“Simplicity is the way to go. Getting back to basic nature is what we need to do because we are disconnected. We need to listen to our intuition and body signs,” Kuszewski advised.
Frustrated And Angry
Kuszewski recalls one patient in particular who initially had breast cancer. That patient already had chemotherapy by the time she had her initial consultation with Kuszewski.
But because the treatment seemed ineffective, the patient was angry and frustrated.
Kuszewski does not claim to be a miracle worker, but she strives to show people that you don’t have to ‘stop living’ when you have cancer. Again, this is why connecting with people is important.
Anyway, Kuszewski found out her patient used to love photography. Initially instructing her patient to look through old photos, Kuszewski hoped to inspire that woman to re-discover her love for photography.
“I instructed her to take some photos and sure enough, she got excited again. Two weeks after, she was a different person,” Kuszewski said. “She’s now doing well. Furthermore, there was minimal change in her treatment.”
Tips To Eradicate Free Radicals
Kuszewski explains that free radicals can be harmful to the body and damage major components of cells, including DNA, proteins, and cell membranes. The cell damage can cause the development of cancer and other health conditions.
“Free radicals are caused by chemicals, electromagnetic radiation, and stress. The additives in food, chemicals, tap water, heavy metals and medication we are taking, create free radicals,” explains Kuszewski.
Therefore, Kuszewski recommends eating organic food. Furthermore, she says we likewise have to avoid chemicals in products like toothpaste, soaps, and shampoo. On the other hand, taking showers with tap water and without filters is another source of toxicity.
Another thing Kuszewski is so concerned about is the radiation from electronic gadgets like mobile phones. She says because the baby’s brain is yet not properly formed, having gadgets near babies is harmful.
Furthermore, Kuszewski says we have to make the body more alkaline by eating more vegetables. Get more movements and breathe properly. Taking the right supplement is also important. Glutathione is a potent detoxifier.
“We need to drink more water because water helps eliminate free radicals. Fried foods are also such a nasty contributor of free radicals. Also, avoid dairy products,” Kuszewski said.
Gosia Kuszewski – Naturopath, Medical Herbalist, Nutritionist specializing in detoxification, gut health with a primary focus on cancer support.
Kuszewski appeared in the documentary ‘The Truth About Cancer’ sharing the experience of her Mum who died of cancer. The documentary has been watched by millions of people around the world and thousands of people connected with her story and ask her for the assistance.
That’s how the Cancer Recovery Plan was born. This Plan was designed for those who are looking for natural ways to prevent cancer and to recover from cancer after the chemotherapy. It’s a simple, easy to follow and include into the everyday routine plan.
Kuszewski feels privileged to inspire and assist her patients to live better, more fulfilled lives. In her 20 years of practice as a Naturopath and a Medical Herbalist, she had an opportunity to help thousands of people to transform their health completely.
She is seeing the patients in her own practice called Detoxhouse (Queensland, Australia) and it available on Skype gosia.kuszewski
Kuszewski has a Bachelor of Health Science – Naturopathy (completed at the oldest and most prestigious college in Australia, Southern School Of Natural Therapies in Melbourne, Australia).
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Practicing The Power Of Now by Eckhart Tolle
Achieving The Right Weight Loss Mindset
So many of us are battling with weight loss. Some have found the journey to be harder than others but my guest Byron Morrison shows us that weight loss and maintaining our weight is doable, as long as we have the right mindset.
I have guested Byron Morrison on the show in the past where we also touch on the topic of weight loss, so I’m glad to have him back on the show. He’s my inspiration.
Most of us lead busy lives and tend to neglect the kind of food that we eat. And when we are not conscious of what we eat, our health takes a nosedive, and our productivity suffers.
Bryon Morrison efficiently helps people to achieve weight loss goals without starving or slaving in the gym.
Years ago, Morrison was 50 pounds heavier. Hence, he often didn’t want to leave the house. He had no clue how to eat healthily or how to exercise.
Then his dad was diagnosed with cancer. That, he says, became the eye-opener to take good care of his health and achieve weight loss.
Then Morrison studied nutrition and eventually got qualified as a personal trainer. A few more years down the line, he wrote his book so he can help a lot of people.
“I wanted to show people that weight loss is achievable and it is all about balance,” said Morrison.
Yo-yo Weight Gain
I have been on several diets through the years, and although I would lose some weight, I tend to gain it back.
“The biggest thing in successfully keeping the weight off is to have the right mindset. You have to change your relationship with food. So it becomes an endless cycle,” Morrison explains.
Furthermore, Morrison says metabolism then slows down, so people find it hard to make the weight stay off. Starving yourself destroys your metabolism.
Until you get to the bottom of why you crave food, losing weight is always going to be a short-term fix. Morrison is so against dieting, so he tells his clients that they are not restricted from eating anything.
“We teach them how to shift their mindset regarding their relationship with food. Once people learn not to eat on impulse, they will naturally cut down on sugar intake,” said Morrison.
Morrison recommends this four steps to help build a good foundation to weight loss:
- Eat vegetables every single meal.
- Drink more water on a daily basis.
- Walk more on a regular basis.
- Get more sleep.
Weight Loss Surgery
Weight loss surgeries do more harm than good. The problem is, we have limiting beliefs where we convince ourselves that we’re going to fail and there is no point trying.
“I think weight loss surgeries are ridiculous. There are situations where it is essential, but many people are doing it, it does more damage than good,” Morrison said. “Our bodies have incredible healing mechanisms, so you have to give it time to heal.”
Morrison says it helps if you keep a food diary to jumpstart into training yourself to be in the right mindset. Monitor everything you eat as well as your feeling at the time you ate or drink something. Once you recognize the link, you could remove the trigger points.
If you need to have something sweet or have any food craving, have a glass of water first and wait 15 minutes. There’s a good chance the cravings have passed.
“It takes your brain 20 to 30 minutes to recognize when you’re full. The key is not to act on impulse,” advises Morrison. “Make small changes, so you won’t feel you’re depriving yourself. That’s how you listen to your body.”
Once you break the trigger of acting on impulse, that’s when you start taking control of your relationship with food. Don’t let the food control you.
Morrison also said that the reason why people have such messed up relationship with food is that our lives are so stressful and we tend to feel the food is the only thing we can control.
He also relates a story wherein there was this one lady who did this over and over for a few weeks. Apparently, her eating habits improved a lot aside from weight loss.
Another one of his female clients claimed she couldn’t do diets. But Morrison says that first of all, you have to accept that you don’t have to be perfect. Don’t be scared of failure or judgment.
He also advises that when you find your weight plateau, do not panic. Do a food diary again to re-assess food portions and calorie intake. Aside from that, increase exercise.
Morrison says if you know you’re going to a restaurant or a party, plan. Have a look at the menu beforehand.
Avoid fried foods. Order appetizers or a snack beforehand so you feel full. Hence, you’re less likely to binge. At buffets, if you have to go back for seconds, get vegetables.
Become A Better You
Morrison’s book has a holistic approach to improving your well-being. Rather than just looking at diet and exercise, it discusses all the factors involved.
This includes your mindset, managing stress, how much rest and recovery you get, improving your relationship with food. It’s not about being perfect, but rather it’s about being better.
“A lot of people expect motivation to happen for them. But they need to recognize that they are their motivation,” Morrison said. “As soon as you start and push yourself, that’s when the motivation will come.”
Byron Morrison is the Author of the book ‘How To Be Healthy’, as well as the founder of Tailored Lifestyles Coaching. His work is all about helping as many people as possible live healthier and happier lives by taking a holistic approach to losing weight, becoming more active, managing stress, as well as improving well–being.
He is qualified in nutrition and weight management, REPs level 3 personal trainer, behavior change coaching, nutrition for sports and exercise.
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Truly Heal Cancer Protocol And Chemotherapy
How to heal cancer has long been a controversial topic. While chemotherapy has been the traditional choice of treatment, its success rate and a list of side effects have diverted people to seek alternative ways of finding a more efficient cure, one of them being The Truly Heal Cancer Protocol.
Spearheaded by Marcus Freudenmann, The Truly Heal Cancer Protocol is backed up by a fact-based research on what causes cancer. This episode will educate us on several natural options available for us to treat cancer minus the adverse effects of chemotherapy.
Finding A Cure
I learned about Freudenmann through Ty Bollinger’s “The Truth About Cancer” video documentary.
Freudenmann’s story is so inspirational. He has traveled around the world and has met hundreds of doctors who are curing cancer naturally. He ended up making a documentary out of it.
Consequently, he dedicated his life to educating people and sharing these cancer curing remedies after a dear friend died of cancer. What I love about his story is that he has gone to find doctors who are getting very high results and finding out the real cause of cancer.
Risks of Chemotherapy
“I think the biggest problem we have is being completely helpless. My friend was diagnosed with cancer, and the doctor immediately suggested chemotherapy,” narrates Freudenmann. “It was an early stage of breast cancer, and I felt that the treatment was wrong.”
The doctor made it so urgent so that patient followed suit. After the very first round of chemotherapy, more like the first two injections, Freudenmann’s friend immediately got terribly sick.
Consequently, Freudenmann’s friend died from the side effect of the treatment on her third session. Freudenmann was upset and argued with the doctor. They tried to look for solutions, but it was way too late.
“When you don’t know the facts, and you don’t know the background, it’s very complicated. So I started reaching out to the best clinics in the world,” said Freudenmann.
Together with his wife, who is a Naturopath, and their four children, Freudenmann traveled for around three and a half years from one cancer clinic to the next searching for the best treatments, latest discoveries, and cutting-edge solutions.
Freudenmann said he had met people who had 50 to 60 rounds of chemotherapy and they are still functioning. He believes they must have had the most outstanding liver to be able to go through that.
Once Freudenmann was able to gather enough material for the free video documentary, that’s when he started to put together a training program which comprises The Truly Heal Protocol.
Freudenmann said that finding a common thread was a big mission. Europe, Asia and other places all have different modalities treatments and possibilities. The biggest challenge was to decipher why a treatment worked for someone and not for someone else.
It took Freudenmann almost eight years of research and working with doctors. The trick question there was what causes the disease in the first place since it is not the same scenario for every patient.
“So it dawned on me that it’s not about treating the patient, killing cancer or getting rid of cancer,” Freudenmann said. “It’s about finding what triggered cancer in the first place and removing that cause.”
Freudenmann recalls that there was one woman who was searching for the problem. None of the treatments worked. When they made her undergo a non-toxicity test, she came back with an extreme load of rat poison.
Freudenmann’s group then looked at the cause. It turned out that somebody previously threw rat poison in the attic of the woman’s house to get rid of rats. Through the years, the rat poison disintegrated and seeped into other corners of the house making everybody in her family sick.
“We started a complete detox program on the woman and activated the detox pathways in the liver. All of a sudden, the tumors began to shrink. This proves that first and foremost, we need to figure out what causes cancer and why isn’t the body healing,” concluded Freudenmann.
Freudenmann also realized that it’s a very emotional business and that as soon as they started working from the back end, that’s when the results came.
“We work with different clinics now where we look at what is not working in your system and how can we get rid of that. It is wonderful to see results in patients,” Freudenmann said.
The Truly Heal Cancer Protocol
Freudenmann explains that when one has a cancer tissue and healthy tissue, the difference between the two tissues is 20 to 40,000 times higher heavy metal concentration in the cancer tissue than in the healthy tissue. So it’s like cancer cells become hogs for heavy metals.
In The Truly Heal Cancer Protocol, they test for different factors. First, many people do not address infections and infectious diseases. Infectious diseases have a lot to do with latent infections.
“Antibiotics do not cure bacteria. They just scrape the membrane off those cells. Which means the bacteria is still alive,” Freudenmann said. “There are many side effects from all those bacteria that are still alive.”
Furthermore, Freudenmann said that if you have no oxygen in your system, the enzymes that protect the cells are not produced. The immune system goes down, and we are susceptible to infection and virus.
The Truly Heal Cancer Protocol also looks for deficiencies because according to Freudenmann, we eat so many foods but it is often mineral deficient.
He advises that we need to be conscious of what we live in because we need to avoid all further problems. It can be the stress level, the food we eat or medicines we take that can cause havoc in our body.
Freudenmann also noticed in many patients that they do anything want, they have the best treatments in the world, but they fail to reduce the stress levels. Hence, they cannot succeed in getting well.
Freudenmann’s friend had a 29-centimeter long sarcoma along his spine and was initially doing extremely well. He did all the treatments and removed many of the causes, and his body was healing. The sarcoma completely disintegrated.
But Freudenmann narrates that his friend’s wife told her husband that she originally wanted to separate from him if he didn’t get any better. The emotional state out of this confrontation exploded the tumor overnight. Within a week, it grew to 48 centimeters, and it choked his friend to death.
Freudenmann says this proves our immune system responds to emotional stress more than anything else. In fact, in some countries, like Austria and Switzerland, they do some acupressure on the feet to release emotions.
“There are plenty other co-relations. Traumas and emotional events that have not been released can trigger weight gain, cancer, and other illnesses,” Freudenmann concluded. “And that is why having an environment that is conducive to health is a significant factor to recovery.”
Loving Cancer Course
Aside from The Truly Heal Cancer Protocol, Freudenmann made a unique course available for patients. The course helps transform one’s fear of having cancer into what is cancer trying to do to you or what is it trying to teach you, what is it trying to change, what is it bringing into your life that you can be grateful for.
The program helps patients go through the areas and search the different factors on what would be the benefit of having this disease. According to Freudenmann, it’s a journey of consciousness and awareness.
Other Website Resources
Freudenmann’s initial resource is a program educating patients on how to prevent cancer.
This is apart from his video documentary and blogs containing several informative articles on the truth behind cancer and efficient treatments.
Another big part of Freudenmann’s program is his Ozone treatment. Freudenmann explains that we lack oxygen in our system and although it is not a cure for cancer, it does have a lot of advantages. It teaches you how to energize, strengthen and build your immune system.
However, Freudenmann stresses that the main thing they do is educating health coaches. He has put together a protocol by developing an app which takes you through the protocol where you get to work hand in hand with a coach or a doctor.
While there may be several options available to battle cancer, Freudenmann says the most important thing is to stay calm.
“The biggest problem we have with cancer and with most diseases is we panic and get into that reactive mode. If you go into the pro-active form, that’s where you will find your cure,” Freudenmann said.
Cancer Is Curable Now
Marcus Freudenmann has a wealth of information to share and has inspired millions of people around the world with his seminars, workshops and common sense videos (over 3 million views on YouTube alone ). He has produced the bestselling documentary “CANCER is curable NOW” and co-authored the book “HEALING CANCER with COMMON SENSE”
Together with his wife Sabrina ND he founded the TRULY HEAL academy where health coaches and health practitioners from around the world learn how to use an advanced form of functional medicine to reverse chronic degenerative diseases. Marcus offers many programs for patients, coaches as well as health professionals to speed up their awakening to a simple form of medicine which provides lasting results.
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The Breakthrough Experience by Dr. John F. Demartini
Practical Spirituality, Life Purpose & Meditation
How to implement practical spirituality into your daily experience? I have an exceptional guest on the show today. Dr. Richard Loren Held is an advocate of practical spirituality which I think is so spiritual and powerful.
Held has always had a passion for the spiritual arena and writing. So he went to complete a doctorate in Divinity and become a senior leader in a church since 2013.
He doesn’t believe in having just one life path but Held started in 1985 working in a ‘new thought’ church. It blossomed from there and awakened by a passion for the pursuit of Truth.
Held’s work in platform ministry came years later. It unfolded quite organically and beautifully. Consequently, he was already associated with the community when the job became available.
I had experience with Sunday school essays because I grew up in an Anglican Church. It is a lot like Protestant. I also used to go to Sunday school and had a lot of questions that made me curious.
On the other hand, Held was raised in a positive, Methodist environment. He likewise had questions on spirituality, but although he was not punished for that, it certainly wasn’t explored.
“And that doesn’t make us feel very spiritual since we end up going to church just for the act of it,” Held said. “And the merely going through the act of going to church doesn’t feed the soul. It just feels like belonging to a club.”
Held also says that soul unfoldment can be inaugurated, inspired and formed on a Sunday morning but that’s only where it starts. And by no means is it completed there.
Held says that regardless of the teachings of other religions, the Divine is the same. In Unity, people consider themselves devout Jews, Catholics, Christians, Atheists and many others.
“Everybody embraces each other with genuine curiosity and profound respect. I don’t think religion needs to be separated from one another,” said Held. “We all experience something different. So no one is right or wrong.”
Held’s current ordination is an Interfaith Minister. He believes humans explore, experience and seek to describe the Divine through lenses of geography, culture, era and more.
While these “lenses” are necessarily unique, Held says that the Divine which we seek to explore, experience and describe is One.
So it is that an appropriate understanding of “religion as the lens” frees us to engage each other and our respective traditions with genuine respect and authentic curiosity.
Addiction To Factuality
Held also believes that we’re made in the image of God, but it doesn’t make sense to give God a gender when He’s the Infinite and the Creator. How could we possibly put a limitation or boundary on that?
My husband and I found each other online. And we instantly connected. After three emails to each other, we realized we had the same spiritual beliefs and the same values.
We both quickly agreed that God is love and He’s everywhere. That’s when I told myself that he’s the man for me.
“This allows us to mature in matters of spiritual understanding. This addiction to factuality is relatively new,” explains Held. “It’s a post-enlightenment dynamic.”
Furthermore, Held explains that in the culture of the Judeo-Christian Bible, during the time of the Rabbi Jesus, his listeners would not have expected his teaching parables to be factual. They would have sought the truth of the story completely regardless of the factuality.
“It doesn’t matter when Jesus was born. For us to mature spiritually, we must evolve beyond this addiction to factuality,” Held said.Pursuing One’s Spiritual Truth
According to Held, personal value comes from an individual pursuit of Truth. Unity’s core teaching is God is the highest reality of existence. God is non-opposable.
“The only place where we can experience the Divine is in our own heart,” said Held. “It requires a turning from the world of multiple authorities to that inner world and to that power that resides within you.”
I remember growing up and read in the Bible that rather than praying publicly, do it in private. My relationship with God is not public. No one needs to know about it. It’s my personal experience.
Held says all great people who come into this world ultimately leave the same plea.
It goes something like this: There is a power that is greater. I have access to this power, and so do you. So stand up. Claim your rightful place as a co-creator in this world. You were never meant to cower in my shadow but to stand instead upon my shoulder and to reach further in your lifetime than I have been able to reach in mine.
Power of Prayer
Held explains that in their tradition, they believe that it is integrated. They believe that who we are in consciousness affects all aspects of our life.
“Our spiritual practices changes us. In a world that would often leverage prayer as a way that we change God, to get Him to do something for us, we hold it very differently,” Held said. “Prayer changes us. Don’t pray for a changed life if you’re not willing to have a changed mind.”
Growing up, I thought God wanted me to go to Church more often before he gives me what I want. Prayer was like my contract with God. It changed as years went on. Every thought is communication with God. He is with us at all times.
Held says God doesn’t know the difference between what we want to create and what we want to avoid. God only knows what we think. God’s work in our lives can be no bigger than the container we provide.
If God is life, then we honor God by living – boldly and comprehensively, with neither false humility nor sheepish restraint.
“You are quirky and peculiar and odd and all the other things you’ve feared for so long because it’s in your spiritual makeup to be so,” explains Held. “So deliver a full, unrestrained dose of who you are to the world, trusting that it must serve a noble purpose.”
Getting Off Pain
Held says that sometimes, it is the moment of deepest pain that push us back into soul growth. It takes vulnerability to get off the pain. It takes less and less courage as we get more and more in pain.
He believes that we, of our egoic selves, underestimate the resources which support us.
Held also says that in our moment at which we relinquish that sense that we control it all, that it is our power that governs it all, that it is our resources which sort it all, when we relinquish that, it is at that moment that avail ourselves to real power.
Because it is a power that is beyond our egoic selves, capable of engineering something remarkable.
Held clarifies that in his brand of Christianity, he is allowed to love anyone regardless of what their religion is or if you are gay. His brand of Christianity doesn’t let people out.
“As we evolve spiritually, as we mature, we find ourselves not drawn away from people but drawn to them,” said Held. “We find ourselves capable of loving more people. We all recognize that we are all climbing the same mountain.”
Find someone that represents the outer edge of your boundary and learn from them. Let it change you.
“Develop a regular spiritual practice such as meditation, yoga, study, music or chant. Cultivate the curiosity and the courage to ask great questions about God and humanity,” advises Held.
DR. RICHARD LOREN HELD holds multiple degrees including a Doctor of Divinity from both the United States and in Europe.
A professional musician, published author, award-winning businessman and currently, the Spiritual Director for Unity in Lynnwood, Washington, Dr. Held’s work has been noted as, “Thought-provoking and soul-nudging – that rare balance of profound and profoundly simple.”
In 2014, he was invited to serve on the Advisory Committee for the Association for Global New Thought which launched the Synthesis Dialogues with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Seasons for Peace and Nonviolence.
He has created music for such notables as Dr. Maya Angelou, Marianne Williamson, Mark Victor Hansen, Victoria Moran, Jack Canfield, Barbara Marx-Hubbard, Dr. Jean Houston, and Gary Zukav. He has collaborated with such notables as Jo Anne Worley (Laugh-In) and Grammy Award-winning artists Connie Dover and Oleta Adams.
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Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
Self-love: How To Love Yourself?
Do you practice self-love?
Today is possibly one of my most favorite interviews. Consequently, I ended my interview with The Doctor of Detox, Dr. Darrell Wolfe so inspired.
Hence, with Wolfe’s effective health protocols and simple, life-changing strategies, he can deliver the promise of a great life filled with joy and bliss.
When Wolfe was 19 years old, he was just ready to complete high school and unsure of what to do with his life.
Then his grandfather came to stay with them around that time because Wolfe’s grandfather had colon-rectal cancer. Consequently, he was in severe pain. Wolfe was emotionally crippled and helpless.
In effect, the whole situation made Wolfe and his family members reactive. It is the same emotion for anxiety. That’s what makes us sick.
Wolfe’s grandfather was brought to the hospital one day because he hasn’t pooped for a week.
Despite that, the hospital room smelled like fecal matter because the toxic waste was oozing out of his grandfather’s pores and from his breathing.
After two weeks after, the family brought his grandfather home because all they were doing was drugging him.
Then Wolfe’s mother learned to do an enema at home which the other family members learned as well. That improved his grandfather’s condition.
That summer, Wolfe hitchhiked to Gary, Indiana. He studied under a Dr. Wood and became a colon therapist.
At 29 years old, Wolfe’s brother called him up to inform him that their dad has been dealing with acute leukemia for the past three weeks and only has two weeks to live. That time he already had a colon therapy clinic in Toronto and his school teaching colon therapy.
Wolfe took charge and had faith in taking care of his father. Six weeks later, there was no trace of leukemia in his blood.
Nine months later, Wolfe’s mom called him up informing him that she had tongue cancer. Initially, doctors wanted to cut a piece of his mother’s butt and make a tongue by cutting her tongue out and sew a piece of her butt in for a tongue.
Wolfe’s mother went to see Wolfe in Toronto, and within ten days, she was able to speak some words again after Wolfe made her go through his Detox Protocol.
“If you were to create the ‘perfect day’ emotionally and physically, then there would be nothing wrong with you,” Wolfe said.
“You cannot just look at your physical being because you also have to consider the emotional aspect,” explains Wolfe. “The physical aspect is just the extension of the health of your emotions.”
About two weeks into Wolfe’s mother’s treatment, he had to fly to Utah to deliver a lecture, and his mother took that opportunity to go back home.
Making A Choice
Wolfe says you need to love yourself first and foremost because if he didn’t stay put in Utah, he would have lived with the guilt forever that he didn’t cancel the lecture and came home. Everybody has choices, and that’s life. And choices have consequences.
So Wolfe’s mother went back to drinking and smoking. The next time Wolfe visited her, her tongue was twice as swollen than it once was, and she went through 6 months of hell.
Understanding Your Emotional Level
“First of all, every time you dishonor yourself; it’s not just the physical aspect that is affected. Hence, it’s an emotional level,” Wolfe said. “The spirit gets chipped away. And when you start to lose your spirit, you start to lose your soul. The body will rot so fast.”
Recalling what the medical doctors wanted to do to his mother, Wolfe wanted to bring down the health care system. He wanted to hold the health care system responsible for his family.
“That was a great lesson for me. To understand that love is the answer and self-love are the cure,” said Wolfe. “And that whatever you focus on, you will have. And you need to concentrate on the positive.”
And by actually focused on bringing the medical system down, Wolfe was giving them more power. He realized that’s just not the way life works and was thankful he didn’t stay in that emotional vibration.
“Whenever you feel negative emotion for people, and you can’t get rid of it, then you will know that is the disease,” Wolfe said.
The Need For Self-Love
“I talk to people now and say we need to love ourselves. Today that is not politically correct,” Wolfe explained. “We need to trust, honor, respect, protect and love ourselves first and foremost as any other human being.”
Wolfe says self-love is centering into yourself and giving yourself enough self-awareness to give yourself enough self-realization that you need to fill your own heart up with love.
How To Jumpstart Self-love
“If you know in your heart what truth is, you will never look to be right. You will only look to be happy,” said Wolfe.
If you want to release the brave heart within, find the true you. Practice self-love and give up the belief systems.
Physical Effects Of Pain
“When your bacteria go from good to bad, they send negative messages to the brain,” explains Wolfe. “Those messages create the anxiety, and that anxiety creates cortisol, causes adrenaline hormone to be released.”
Once that hormone is released, we are releasing hormones that create inflammation. That inflammation produces pain. If that pain continues, a new thing happens.
Wolfe says the biggest problem that we see in people today continues long-standing, low-grade inflammation that is causing fibroids. Fibroids are microscopic tissues that are being created by your system so what they will go in a wall-off the inflammation, so the inflammation does not spread.
Furthermore, Wolfe explains that as soon as tissue becomes inflamed, it weakens. In addition to that, if it weakens, then it becomes a parasite party. The worms come, the bad bacteria, the viruses, and the fungus come to attack.
“If you are not taking steps to remove the scar tissues accumulating in the human body, then you are not getting rid of the blocks that are blocking the physical flow of blood and energy,” Wolfe said.
Relevance Of Pain
When we do self-love, that is taking responsibility for getting the love we need. Consequently, now that we’re not playing head games with people around us and enforcing self-love, we will have healthy boundaries and forge healthy relationships with others.
“Pain is the most important GPS to keep you in alignment whether it be emotionally or physically,” Wolfe said. “When you recognize that pain is your greatest friend and not your enemy, then you will work with pain.”
Dr. Darrell Wolfe Ac.PhD.DNM. has 35 years of experience in natural medicine and is known as the “Doc of Detox”.
Dr. Wolfe’s best-selling book “Healthy to 100” is the foundation from which he created his one-of-a-kind “Healthy to 100 Community,” where he hosts his weekly webinars and teleconferences to awaken the world with life-changing techniques and strategies.
Dr. Wolfe has a weekly international radio show called Doc Star Radio where he trains his listeners how to master their health, heal the body and awaken the mind.
He is also the director of the prestigious “International Training Institute of Health,” where he teaches and certifies his unique breakthrough training courses to all sectors of the public and the professional health community.
Dr. Wolfe’s clinic and retreat are based in Kelowna, BC, Canada, where he treats, teaches and consults patients, locally and globally. Dr. Wolfe was a major speaker in the acclaimed documentary “The Global Quest for the Cure” series and “The Truth About Detox” seen around the world by 10 million people.
Dr. Wolfe has been presented with the “Order of Excellence” Award by The World Organization of Natural Medicine. His mission is to teach the world to master their health, heal their bodies and awaken their minds.
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Cancer Outside The Box by Ty Bollinger
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.
She 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.
Sharon 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.
Sharon and the man would chat for a few minutes, and she learned a little about him and his story.
She 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 she 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
Sharon 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 her 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 Sharon 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
Sharon 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 she. “We’re talking about habits of exercise, eating right or behaviors of thoughts and relationships.”
Why Willpower is Important
Sharon 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
She 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.
Sharon 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.”
7 Fundamental Habits
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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