Indigo Biofeedback Education

Stress Reduction

From

 

Maple Leaf Natural Health

1296 N Highland Ave#2

Jackson,TN 38301

731-427-6306


 

Stephanie Kenyon CBS

Certified Biofeedback Specialist

 

The information presented is for informational and stress reduction use only. It is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

 

Stress Reduction Training


 


Contents


 

  1. Stress Reduction do’s!

  2. My VARHOPE

  3. INDIGO Biofeedback System

  4. What is Quantum Biofeedback

  5. Basic Roadmap to Health

  6. Help! What can I eat?

  7. Sea Salt

  8. Alkalizing/Acidifying Food Chart

  9. Dehydration

  10. Candida (yeast), Ph

  11. Doug Kaufman Candida Diet

  12. Alkalizing Soup Recipe

  13. Food Ideas

  14. Qigong Breathing

 

INDIGO Biofeedback System

In approximately five minutes, the INDIGO Biofeedback System can simultaneously detect and record information about the individual client's stress reactions.

The INDIGO Biofeedback System reveals a client's voltage, amperage, resistance, hydration, oxygen, proton and electron pressure (VARHOPE) scores; these electrical calculations are important indicators of the health / stress of various different functions in the body.

Different lifestyle factors which could be contributing to the body's overall stress load are reflected in the INDIGO Biofeedback System's Suppression Obstruction Cure (SOC) scores.

Information about reactions to over 11,000 subtle stress related signatures and physiological parameters are also reported for client education.

What is Quantum Biofeedback?

Quantum Biofeedback is an emerging technology that interfaces with the body at biological speeds - the speed of a computer – providing results within minutes as opposed to days and weeks.

Quantum Biofeedback, facilitated through use of the Indigo system, and is the most profound energetic biofeedback system currently available and is leading the way to non-invasive, drugless stress reduction techniques.

What is the science behind Quantum Biofeedback? The accuracy and reliability of the Indigo System is based on decades of research conducted in the field of bio-energetic and bio-response.

Science has shown us that the body is indeed electric; therefore electrical reactivity in the body can be calculated via responses to impedance, amperage, voltage, capacitance, inductance and measures sixteen electrical parameters of the body. This makes the Indigo unique.

In a nutshell, Quantum Science and Traditional or Classical Biofeedback merges to create Quantum Biofeedback.

 

What is the Indigo Device?

The Indigo is the upgraded system of the EPFX (Electro Physiological Feedback Xrroid) and is the state of the art biofeedback device for the application of Quantum Biofeedback and addressing the stressors and the resulting stress of today’s lifestyle and environment.

 Quantum Biofeedback; discover stress reduction the way it was meant to be.

What does our body perceive as stress?

What can we do to relieve the body of stress?

ALSO GET REGULAR QUANTUM BIOFEED BACK SESSION

Quantum Biofeedback is not just ordinary Biofeedback.

Quantum Biofeedback measures your stress response to over 11,000 different frequencies. This enables you to get a wonderful insight in to what is stressing your body.
Also because of the over 200 programs in the EPFX/QXCI you can reduce these stressors.

For more information visit http://mapleleafnaturalhealth.com/indigo/biofeedback.html

 

Basic Roadmap to Health


 

  1. Clean air inside and outside the home. Use a good air filtration and cleaning system in the home.

  2. At least 20 minutes of sunshine (early morning) everyday. Sunshine stimulates the pineal gland for proper melatonin (melatonin promotes sleep) production and converts cholesterol into vitamin D.

  3. Drink half your body weight in ounces everyday of filtered water, distilled (if you are detoxifying) or spring water. There are many different opinions on which water is best…just drink clean water.

  4. Think positive, loving thoughts. Negative thoughts impact our health negatively. This is a proven fact.

  5. Take a good quality high powered multi-vitamin-mineral supplement.

  6. Take a probiotic supplement everyday. Probiotics are the healthy bacteria (like in yogurt) that live throughout our digestive tract. Antibiotics kill these friendly organisms. Probiotics are vital for optimum health. They help you retain minerals, detoxify hormones in the colon, boost immunity, and produce some vitamins and neurotransmitters.

  7. Eat or take an essential fatty acid supplement. Salmon, flax seeds, chia seeds walnuts, and avocados are foods that are rich in these essential fats. Essential fats are important for hormones, cell membranes, blood viscosity, supple skin, anti-inflammatory and much more.

  8. Deep breath everyday. Slowly inhale and allow your belly, not chest, to expand. Hold for a few seconds and then slowly exhale. All this is done through the nose. 10 times 3 or more times per day.

  9. Get good deep restful sleep. Try to get to be before midnight. Every hour before midnight is equal to two hours after midnight. Our body was meant to follow a specific circadian rhythm. Altering this rhythm creates many problems with the normal secretion of valuable hormones.

  10. Eat fresh vegetables with every meal. Follow Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s “Eat for Health” “Nutritarian” plan or the “Hallelujah Diet” by Reverend Malkamus or Dr. Gabriel Cousens.

  11. Don’t consume white flour, sugar, soft drinks of any kind, coffee, dairy products or fried foods. Prepare your own fresh whole foods at home. Eat at least 75% raw fresh foods.

  12. pH is everything. I can not stress this enough. If your pH is low then your body has to take alkaline minerals from the bones, muscles or any where else you may have minerals to maintain the proper blood pH just to keep you alive. When you saturate your system, as in juicing, with minerals then your body starts to take the excess minerals and put them back into your bones, muscles etc… If you pH is off you may not absorb your supplements, nutrients from food


 

Nutritarian Diet

Try to eat all or most of your foods above the line


 

Greens: Spinach, kale, collards, arugula, turnip, mustard, swiss chard, dandelion greens,

Beans:. Black, pinto, cannallini, garbanzo, adzuki, kidney, etc… All beans, peas and lentils except soy

Fruits: All fruits. Focus on BERRIES they are high in antioxidants.

Vegetables: All Veggies. Eat a wide variety of veggies, branch out and try new ones. Limit or omit Corn and white potato which are very starchy more like a grain

Drinks: Fresh lemon and lime aides. Caffeine free herb teas. Roma coffee substitute, fresh vegetable juices and smoothies.

Nuts & Seeds: . All Nuts:Almonds, brazil, walnuts, pecans, pine, macadamia, cashews, pistachios All seeds. Sunflower, flax, hemp, pumpkin, chia etc…

Grains: Organic oatmeal, quinoa, amaranth on occasion,

Sweeteners: Stevia, Xylitol, dates, honey, maple syrup, Limit sweeteners if you want to loose weight or are a diabetic or have a chronic illness of some kind.

Meats: If you feel you must eat meat limited to 1-3 servings per week. Organic eggs, organic chicken, organic turkey, wild fish etc…

Tips: EAT LOTS OF RAW FOODS FOR OPTIMAL HEALTH. Buy local whenever possible. Check out the local farmers market and ask questions. Buy as much organic produce as possible. Be aware of genetically modified foods and stay clear. Buy meats from small local farms if you want meat. All factory farmed meat is poison. Eat foods in their season.

Cancer Prevention Foods:

  • arugula

  • bok choy

  • broccoli

  • broccoli rabe

  • brocollina

  • brussels sprouts

  • cabbage

  • cauliflower

  • collards

  • horseradish

  • kale

  • kohlrabi

  • mustard greens

  • radish

  • red cabbage

  • rutabaga

  • turnips

  • turnip greens

  • watercress

Top Seven Foods for Good Health and Longevity

Worst Seven Foods for Health and Longevity

AVOID: ALL DAIRY PRODUCTS (MILK, CHEESE, AND YOGURT), COMMERCIALLY FARMED MEATS AND FISH. SODAS OF ALL KINDS, COFFEE, ALL FLOUR PRODUCTS AND SUGAR.

This information was compiled from Dr. Joel Fuhrman and Dr Gabriel Cousens of which both can be found on the internet.

The content of this flyer is provided for your information only and may not be construed as medical advice or instruction. No action or inaction should be taken based solely on the contents of this information; instead, readers should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being

Resources:

http://www.drfuhrman.com/library/recipes.aspx

http://www.vegetarianusa.com/feature_articles/kitchen/gcousensrecipe.html

http://www.hacres.com/recipes

http://www.rawfoodrehab.com


 

Sea Salt

Table salt is normally rock or ocean salt that is mined, heat blasted, chemically treated, and then anti-caking agents and iodine added to it. What you have left is table salt that is basically dead. It is now just dry sodium and chloride. Once again man is cheating us of one of Mother Nature’s most perfect foods. Processed salt is now devoid of all the essential minerals and macrobiotic nutrients that our bodies need to survive.

Consider this, when you cry your tears are salty, and if you've cut yourself and tasted your blood, you know it is salty. The fluids in our bodies are like an ocean environment. Salt is essential for life and yet our bodies cannot make it so it must come from an outside source. Most often it comes from meat or regular table salt. The problem is that our bodies don't really know what to do with processed salt. Years of processed salt intake can damage almost all areas of the body such as the heart, kidneys, muscles and bones and it is processed salt that bloats us and causes water retention. Processed salt can put a body out of balance. According to Dr Langre's book, people that have an aversion to salt or tell you they dislike salt most likely have too much sodium chloride attached to their organs and tissues, are really telling you that they are sick and are in need of essential minerals.

100% natural sea salt maintains its integrity. Quite frankly, natural, organic sea salt is completely natural and is still harvested the same way it was done 2000 years ago by French salt farmers. It is hand raked and left in the sun to dry. All of the trace and micro-nutrients are fully intact. The correct balance of sodium and chloride are present as well as calcium, magnesium, potassium and 90 other trace and micro-nutrients. These are charged minerals that retain a lot of moisture and are grey in color. If your sea salt from the health food store is white and free flowing then it is processed and should not be used.

When natural sea salt is ingested, it immediately works with the saliva in the mouth (amylase in particular) and starts the digestive process. The more minerals present in the mouth the more digestion takes place. Digestion continues in the stomach. Natural organic sea salt has been known to lower blood pressure and decrease water retention. It enables the liver, kidneys and adrenals to work much more efficiently. It can boost the immune system. Natural sea salt has all the elements of the ocean and this means that the survival potential of a body is much greater than if you remove these vital elements.

Do your body good and get natural grey sea salt. It won't pour like table salt because of the moisture content, but the health benefits can be significant.

Dr. Brownstein recommends Redmond Realsalt or Celtic Sea Salt based on laboratory analysis.

Use even sea salt in moderation.

 

Are You Eating Enough Alkaline Foods to Maintain Vital Health?


The chart above provides information that shows the contribution of various food substances to the acidifying of body fluids, and ultimately, to the urine, saliva, and blood. In general, it is important to eat a diet that contains foods from both sides of the chart.

Allergic reactions and other forms of stress tend to produce acids in the body. The presence of high acidity indicates that more of your foods should be selected from the alkalizing group.


People vary, but for most, the ideal diet is 75 percent alkalizing and 25 percent acidifying foods by volume. If you are under a great deal of stress it is even more important for you to follow a high alkaline diet just to keep your system balanced. The link below sends you to a list of alkaline and acidic foods sorry I could not get my format to convert to my web page.

 

http://rense.com/1.mpicons/acidalka.htm

Dehydration: A serious problem.


 

Even if you drink plenty of water you may still be dehydrated. Dr. Tennant states that an acid state impedes the cells ability to absorb water, oxygen and nutrition. So if you can not stay hydrated then you may acidic.

This list of 13 symptoms will inspire you to go get a glass of water, and then another, and another...

After each symptom we will show how lack of fluid affects the issue.

  1. Fatigue, Energy Loss: Dehydration of the tissues causes enzymatic activity to slow down.

  2. Constipation: When chewed food enters the colon, it contains too much liquid to allow stools to form properly, and the wall of the colon reduces it. In chronic dehydration, the colon takes too much water to give to other parts of the body.

  3. Digestive Disorders: In chronic dehydration, the secretions of digestive juices are lessened.

  4. High and Low Blood Pressure: The body's blood volume is not enough to completely fill the entire set of arteries, veins, and capillaries.

  5. Gastritis, Stomach Ulcers: To protect its mucous membranes from being destroyed by the acidic digestive fluid it produces, the stomach secretes a layer of mucus. Mucous has high water content.

  6. Respiratory Troubles: The mucous membranes of the respiratory region are slightly moist to protect the respiratory tract from substances that might be present in inhaled air.

  7. Acid-Alkaline Imbalance: Dehydration activates an enzymatic slowdown producing acidification.

  8. Excess Weight and Obesity: We may overeat because we crave foods rich in water. Thirst is often confused with hunger.

  9. Eczema: Your body needs enough moisture to sweat 20 to 24 ounces of water, the amount necessary to dilute toxins so they do not irritate the skin.

  10. Cholesterol: When dehydration causes too much liquid to be removed from inside the cells, the body tries to stop this loss by producing more cholesterol.

  11. Cystitis, Urinary Infections: If toxins contained in urine are insufficiently diluted, they attack the urinary mucous membranes.

  12. Rheumatism: Dehydration abnormally increases the concentration of toxins in the blood and cellular fluids, and the pains increase in proportion to the concentration of the toxins.

  13. Premature Aging: The body of a newborn child is composed of 80 percent liquid, but this percentage declines to no more than 70 percent in an adult and continues to decline with age.

  14. Drink at least half your body weight in ounces of water per day. Tea, juices, smoothies and other beverages are not considered water contrary to what you may have heard.

 

Symptoms of Mild Dehydration:

Common Conditions Linked to Dehydration:

Here are a few other potential consequences of dehydration:
* Even if you’re only suffering mild dehydration, your metabolism will slow down as much as 3%
* Increased chance for asthmatic individuals to suffer an attack
* The decreased blood volume can lead to an increased chance for a heart attack
* May compromise liver function as it causes the liver to be overloaded with toxins

If you only drink water when you are thirsty, you probably aren't drinking enough. That’s because our
thirst mechanisms aren't usually a good indicator of when we need water. When you become thirsty,
chances are you’re already dehydrated.
It is extremely important to
overcome the symptoms of dehydration in adults as it could lead to dire consequences.

Drink half you body weight in ounces every day of clean water. So if you weigh 150 ponds you should
consume at least 75 ounces of water per day, this does not include tea, coffee, soda etc…

 

Candida Yeast overgrowth of the naturally occurring Candida, and the upset biochemistry this brings may be a contributing factor with ADD/ADHD, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, weight gain/loss problems, mood and memory problems and many other health issues.

We all have Candida Yeast in our bodies.

Instead of focusing on one specific pathogen such as Candida let’s look at the body as a whole organism just for a moment. Based on Dr Jerry Tennant’s work all living organisms have trillions of microorganisms that lay dormant in the body if we maintain the proper cellular pH level. If the cellular pH decreased even a small amount these sleeping pathogens wake up and start to feed on our cells. They also start producing their own metabolic waste which makes the cellular environment even more acidic which wakes up more microorganisms. These microorganisms can morph into all different types of pathogens based on Gary Tunsky’s findings.
So the best way to reduce our stress as it relates to pathogenic infection of all types is to keep a balanced cellular pH. The reason I have highlighted cellular as it refers to pH is that most people, especially people in the medical field, realize that the blood pH can only change slightly before you get very sick and die. The body works very hard maintaining the proper blood pH of 7.35-7.45. M
aintaining the proper pH is critical for the chemical reactions that occur in the body. The kidney removes toxic wastes and helps maintain blood pH and the lungs remove high levels of CO2 which also helps maintain proper pH levels in the blood. Researchers find that most people are at least slightly "acidic"; their pH is low. If your pH is too acidic, your body borrows minerals - such as calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium - from vital organs and bones to neutralize and remove the acid. Although high acidity may not be outwardly noticeable, it can severely affect overall health in a negative way. Most people might dismiss high acidity as normal signs of aging such as fatigue, muscle stiffness and weak or arthritic joints. Ok, so if we are constantly borrowing minerals from joints, muscle and bones then when do we actually repay the bank? That’s the problem most people do not eat enough fresh raw foods to replace the mineral stores used in buffering the acids so they develop more symptoms such as high blood pressure, headaches, insomnia, osteoporosis and arthritis. All these conditions are linked to lack of or an imbalance of minerals. It almost seems too simple to be true. We are all told to eat our fruits and vegetable and if we would have eaten enough to counteract the acid that we consumed over the years most of us would be in better shape than what we are now.
So now back to Candida. The Candida population should be low and indiscernible (no overt symptoms or cloudy saliva or urine).  "Friendly" bacteria and a healthy immune system prevent this yeast from becoming an infectious fungus, in our bodies.

It is when our bodies lose their proper immune protection, or the intestinal pH is altered unfavorably, that the organism can change from the yeast form to the fungal form. When this happens, the now-parasitic fungal form penetrates the gastrointestinal mucosa and breaks down the boundary between the intestinal tract and the rest of the circulation in our bodies. This allows partially digested dietary proteins to travel into the bloodstream, where they exert a powerful antigenic (antibody-stimulation) assault on the immune system. Undigested proteins in the blood stream can cause auto immune problems of all sorts.

Let's examine some of the most common characteristics of Candida Yeast Overgrowth, you will notice the similarities to ADD/ADHD symptoms immediately:

1.) Cravings for grains (simple carbohydrates), dairy and SUGAR.
2.) Hyperactivity/Hyperexcitability.
3.) Anger, Mood Swings, Instant Irritability, "Spaciness".
4.) Depression and/or Anxiety.
5.) Inappropriate behavior (odd noises, talking loudly, etc.)
6.) Memory problems, and/or Poor Attention Span.
7.) Dry, Itchy, Flaky Skin.
8.) Food & Environmental Allergies.
9.) Jock Itch, Acne, Canker Sores, or other Skin Problems.
10) Heartburn, Poor Digestion, Lethargy, Leg Pains.
11) Difficulty falling asleep.
12) Recurring cystitis/vaginal infections.
13) Premenstrual tension, and menstrual problems

Excessive antibiotic use can create symptoms that can manifest slowly such as focusing problems or hyperactivity in children. Spaciness, concentration problems, memory issues, anger, fatigue, muscle aches and pain, the list goes on in adults. So of these behaviors can mimic ADD/ADHD, deceiving parents, teachers, and even Medical Doctors, often leading to the unwarranted use of potent medications, with side effects that exacerbate the problem. If a Candida Yeast Overgrowth is contributing to your ADD/ADHD problem, ADD/ADHD prescription medications may well relieve the symptoms, but will do nothing to impact the underlying problem.

A child isn't always hyper-active, but may be hyper-excitable.

When a child is hyperexcitable, they can hyper-focus on activities such as video/computer games for a long time.  At other times, they may escalate into a frenzy of activity and excitement, experiencing great difficulty trying to "de-escalate", or calm down. This ADD/ADHD'er could be exhibiting symptoms of a magnesium deficiency as well, which often accompanies Candida Yeast Overgrowth.

http://www.adhdrelief.com/candida.html

Phase One Diet for Candida

Most of this is based on Doug Kaufmann's Information from "The Fungal Link" book. Please see his website below for more information. For fungal, yeast or candida issues follow this phase for 14-30 days and repeat as necessary. Then follow phase two.

Phase I:

EGGS: organic or free range eggs only

FRUIT: berries, grapefruit, lemon, lime, green apples, avocado, fresh coconut, kiwi, cherries

MEATS: organic, free range or wild caught fish, poultry and beef.

NOTE: If you are doing this diet vegetarian then increase your beans, greens, nuts, seeds and add a small amount of quinoa, buckwheat and amaranth. Remember to keep everything in moderation too much of these foods can feed candida. These are traditionally phase 2 foods

VEGETABLES: Most fresh, unblemished vegetables and freshly made vegetable juice NO CORN OR POTATOES

BEVERAGES: bottled or filtered water, non-fruity herbal teas, stevia sweetened fresh lemonade or limeade, freshly squeezed carrot juice (see below)

VINEGAR: apple cider vinegar

OILS: olive, grape, flax seed, cold pressed extra virgin coconut oil

NUTS: raw nuts, including pecans, almonds, walnuts, cashews, flax, chia, and pumpkin seeds. Soak nuts before consuming. Stored nuts tend to gather mold, so be careful!

SWEETENERS: Stevia, Stevia Plus, birch tree extracted Xylitol

DAIRY: Organic Butter

Phase 2:
Includes Phase 1 plus legumes, some grain products such as quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat, and sweet potatoes.

Never eat wheat and corn and their related products!!! All are tainted with mycotoxins, via processing and storage. See below. Alcohol and mushrooms are also excluded in this diet.

"Aflatoxin B1 is the most potent liver cancer-forming chemical known. It is a product of a mold called Aspergillus flavus, which is found in food that has been stored in a hot and humid environment. This mold is found in such foods as peanuts, rice, soybeans, corn, and wheat. Aflatoxin B1 has been implicated in the development of liver cancer in Southern China and Sub-Saharan Africa. It is thought to cause cancer by producing mutations in the p53 gene. These mutations work by interfering with the gene's important tumor suppressing functions."
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Missouri

http://eatingwithpurpose.com/
http://www.knowthecause.com/FindInformation.aspx
http://www.elanaspantry.com/candida-diet-recipes/
http://www.elanaspantry.com/paleo-diet-recipes/



Anti-Candida Healthful Tips

Follow the diet on the front of this page and check out the websites on the bottom for recipe Ideas and more information from Doug Kauffman

Include plenty of alkaline forming vegetables. If you do not keep your pH level sufficiently raised you will create an environment that is beneficial for harmful candida (yeast) and bacteria. For an extra nutrition and pH boost consider adding a green superfood powder to your daily regimen. These powders can seem pricey but they are worth the money considering the exceptional nutritional support they give.

Drink plenty of water. Water cleanses the body and helps the kidneys remove toxins that yeast and bacteria create and feed on.

Do deep breathing exercises every day. Yeast and bacteria love a low oxygen environment. Remember to relax and breath deeply into your lower abdomen. Cell Food or DMG N,N-Dimethylglycine can also help with oxygen support and utilization.

Take a high powered probiotic with as many beneficial strains of bacteria that you can find. You may have to start slow and gradually increase to avoid detox symptoms.

For severe detox symptoms some people find relief in taking extra powdered fiber, activated charcoal, or bentonite clay, to help absorb toxins. Magnesium can help with pain and also assists the body in many enzymatic processes. Epsom salt bath can help with pain and inflammation.

Candida organisms release many toxins that are harmful to your organs so support your liver with milk thistle or a liver support blend to aid in detoxification and support your kidneys with a tea or herbal blend to protect these
vital elimination pathways.

If you need more candida killing support then consider Yeast Away, Candidase, Candistroy, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Oregano Oil, Candida Formula #1 & #2, Garlic etc...