Indigo Biofeedback Education

Stress Reduction

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

Contents

 

1.      Stress Reduction do’s!

2.      My VARHOPE

3.      INDIGO Biofeedback System

4.      What is Quantum Biofeedback

5.      Basic Roadmap to Health

6.      Healthy Pyramid

7.      Nutritarian Diet

8.      What to Eat Daily

9.      Sea Salt

10.Natural Mentor Alkalize information

11.Alkalizing/Acidifying Food Chart

12.Dehydration

13.Candida (yeast), Ph

14. Optional Candida Diet Information

15. Doug Kaufman Candida Diet

16. Adrenal Support Product Information

17. Dr. Lam’s Adrenal Information

18. Alkalizing Soup Recipe

19. Food Ideas

20. Qigong Breathing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stress Reduction Training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VARHOPE Score Interpretation

 

Cliet:_______________________________      Date:_______________

 

V – Voltage: _____

 

This reflects the Adrenal Function, Stress Level, Kidney, Skin, Knees, Willpower and Battery Charge. Normal Range is 80-100; Below 50 is Chronic.

 

A – Amperage:_______

 

This reflects Brain function, Serotonin, Digestion Track, Spleen, Life Force. Lack of Sleep & Love and Brain Wave and Emotional Imbalances. Also look for any underlying fungus. Normal Range is 80-100; Below 50 is Chronic.

 

R – Resistance:_________

 

This reflects overall Health, Immunity, Inflammation, Degeneration and Ease of Energy Flow. Mercury contamination may cause a low resistance number. Normal Range is 80-100; Below 50 is Chronic.

 

H-Hydration:___________

 

This reflects the Body’s Water Absorption and Hydration of the cells. Normal Range is 80-100; Below 50 is Chronic.

 

O – Oxidation: __________

 

This represents the ease of Oxygen Flow in the Body and Oxygenation of Cells: reflected in Cellular Vitality. Normal Range is 80-100; Below 50 is Chronic.

 

P-Proton Pressure_________

 

This reflects the Body’s energetic pH. The closer the numbers are between the Proton Pressure and Electron Pressure, the more balanced the overall pH is. A wide difference between these values indicates the need for further incvestigation. Normal Range is 70+.

 

 

 

 

E-Electron Pressure_________

 

This reflects the whole of the Body’s Electric Functioning. This is the measure of the available electrons.

70-75 is a good Range for these Values.

 

Resonant Frequency Pattern:________

 

Relates to Degeneration Risk, Excessive Nerve Activity, Stored Stress, Aging, Excessive Emotional or Physical Pain and increased caffeine intake.

Below 1,000 Denotes Risk of Degeneration – Above 15,000 is Nervous Energy or Psychic Pain.

 

 

 

Cellular Vitality:________

 

This reflects Health of the Cell – components are Oxygenation, Protien Digestion or Blood Issues/Anemia and essential fatty acid intake. If low EFA’s, Yoga, Qigong, Deep breathing. Above 6 is Normal – Below 3 is Chronic.

 

Reactance Speed:________

 

This reflects the speed at which the Body Responds to Pathogens.

Below 15 is Ideal, Below 40 is Normal – Above is Chronic

 

Phase Angle:_________

 

This reflects the ability of the Body to Regenerate Cells and acts as a Cellular Aging Index; this is an Overview of the body. 8+ ideal, 6 is normal, Below 3 is Chronic.

 

Phase Response:________

 

This reflects the ability for all the Systems of the Body to Work Together; the systems, organs, nerves co-operation Together.

900+ is Ideal, 1200 is normal, below 300 is concern.

 

Impedance:_______

 

This reflects the ability of energy to Flow Around the body.

1,600+ is ideal, 1,200 is Normal, Below 800 is Chronic.

 

 

 

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?

·        When we don’t drink enough water our body feels stress.

·        When we have any kind of pathogenic infection such as bacteria, parasites, fungus or viral attack our body feels stress.

·        When we don’t eat enough foods with the right kind of nutrition the body feels stressed.

·        And many more

What can we do to relieve the body of stress?

·        Drink water everyday.

·        Eat nutritious food.

·        Cleanse our body.

·        Get plenty of sunlight.

·        Get good sleep.

·        Think positive thoughts.

·        Eat a high alkaline diet.

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. Omit chemicals and chemical cleaners in the home.
  2. At least 20 minutes of sunshine (early morning) everyday. Sunshine stimulates the pineal gland for proper melatonin production (melatonin promotes sleep) and sunshine 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 found 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 vitamins and neurotransmitters.
  7. Eat or take an essential fatty acid supplement. Salmon, nuts and seeds and avocados are foods that are rich in these essential fats. Essential fats are important for hormones, cell membranes, blood viscosity, supple skin, as an 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 and interferes 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 low then you may not absorb your supplements, or the nutrients from your food as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nutritarian Diet

This Nutritarian Diet provides high nutrition while reducing the insulin impact. This is the optimal diet for today’s lifestyle.

 

Greens: Spinach, kale, collards, arugula, turnip, mustard, swiss chard, ALL GREENS!!

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

Fruits: All fruits. Focus on BERRIES and apples. Limit Bananas, pineapple, mangos and other sweet fruits if you want to loose weight or are a diabetic or have candida. Use fruits and stevia as your sweeteners.

Vegetables: All Veggies. Eat a wide variety of veggies, branch out and try new ones. Omit or limit Corn and white potato which are very starchy and more like a grain for special occasions only.

Grains:  Oatmeal

Nuts & Seeds: Almonds, brazil, walnuts, pecans, pine, macadamia, cashews, pistachios etc…All seeds. Sunflower, flax, hemp, pumpkin, chia etc… 1-2 oz per day

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

 

Items below the line should be used infrequently for optimal health.

Grains: Quinoa, amaranth and rice in very small amounts for occasional use only.

Sweeteners:  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. Dr Fuhrman recommends getting your sugars from natural fruits only!

Meats: If you feel you must eat meat limited to 1-3 servings per week. Organic chicken, organic turkey, grass fed or organic beef and wild caught 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.

Most of this information was compiled from Dr. Joel Fuhrman and Dr Gabriel Cousens’ books “Eat to Live” “Eat For Health” and “Conscious Eating”

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

Http://nutritionfacts.org

 

Sea Salt

Sea salt, which is obtained by evaporating seawater, contains essential minerals and nutrients that are removed from table salt during the refining process. The sodium and chloride content in sea salt and table salt are similar, but sea salt has larger crystals with more flavor than powdered table salt. Minerals contained in sea salt are in their natural ratios, and this helps keep the body’s electrolytes in balance.

Mineral Source

Apart from sodium, which is the primary mineral of any salt, pure sea salt retains all essential natural elements from the sea. Sea salt can contain magnesium, calcium, potassium, iron, zinc and iodine. Each of these elements is essential for good human health. For instance, calcium is required for bone formation, magnesium is necessary for proper cell and brain function and iodine is essential to the cell metabolism necessary for normal growth.

Electrolyte Balance

Pure sea salt contains approximately 80 essential elements and minerals in their natural ratio that are essential for maintaining a healthy balance of electrolytes in the body. This balance bolsters transmission of information between the brain and nerve cells, which influences heart rate, blood pressure and muscle tension, among other functions. Also, sea salt helps the kidneys get rid of excess acidity from body fluids while at the same time helping to regulate blood sugar levels.
Sea Salt information copied from http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/benefits-eating-sea-salt-8730.html
Dr. Brownstein author of “Salt Your Way to Health” recommends Redmond Realsalt or Celtic Sea Salt based on his laboratory analysis of various sea salts.

Use sea salt in moderation. Dr. Joel Fuhrman and Dr. Max Gerson both recommend a very high potassium and low sodium diet. Based on Dr. Vickery, Dr. Brownstein and Dr. Lam some people with adrenal issues, chronic fatigue and or fibromyalgia may have a higher need for sodium in their diet that the average person. If you have swelling of any kind, or high blood pressure you should probably get your sodium through your vegetables like celery, carrots and beets and remove added salt from your diet.

 

 

 

 

The Hidden Culprit Behind Your Age-Related Diseases and Health Problems

 

How to Put an End to the Culprit and
Restore Yourself to Perfect Health


     There's a health culprit that sneaks up on you when you're not looking—one that could erupt into a chronic problem with serious, and often devastating, health consequences. 
That problem is called acidosis.

     Acidosis is a health condition in the body characterized by increased acidity in the blood and other body tissues.  When your pH levels are too low, it means acid is eating away at your heart, brain cells, muscles, bones, joints—and practically every organ of your body—causing an untold number of health problems such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart problems, high blood pressure, depression, joint pain, osteoporosis, bladder and kidney conditions, digestive problems—and even premature aging.  Fortunately, you can easily identify acidosis and reverse it with proven, simple steps before it ruins your health.

This is Your Body on Acid

Acidosis affects all cellular activities and functions.  You may remember from your high school chemistry class that the pH scale ranges from 0 to 14.  This scale shows how acidic or alkalizing a substance is.

 

The pH Scale Simplified


Substances with a pH over 7 are alkalizing
Substances with a pH under 7 are acidic
Substances with a pH of 7 are neutral



     In order for our blood to effectively transport oxygen and other vital nutrients, its pH needs to stay within a very narrow range—7.36 to 7.44, though the closer to 7.4 exactly, the better.  Deviations too far in either direction can be dangerous.  Most tissues in our body are naturally alkaline.  However, when we eat acid-forming foods ... or when we work our muscles... when we're exposed to acid rain from the environment, or pollutants in the air or water ... when we take prescription drugs... or even when we just breathe, we generate acid.  That acid must then be neutralized to keep the pH of our blood balanced.

The 10-Fold Difference

One important fact to know about the pH scale is that there is a 10-fold difference between each number.  So, a liquid with a pH of 6 is 10 times more acidic than pure water, which is generally agreed to have a pH of 7, and a liquid with a pH of 5 is 100 times more acidic than water.

     The next time you reach for a can of soda, keep in mind that the typical soft drink has a pH of 3, meaning it is a whopping 10,000 times more acidic than water.

     Soda is not the only highly acidic staple of the standard American diet.  Other offenders include...

 

  • Coffee
  • Eggs
  • Most types of bread and pasta
  • Seafood
  • Flesh meats
  • Cheese
  • Beans
  • Popcorn
  • Barley and other grains
  • Chocolate


     Eating these foods can produce an extra 100mEq (a measure of liquid) of acid daily—that's close to twice the amount you body is equipped to neutralize!

How Acid Destroys You from the Inside Out

Your body maintains a proper pH balance by eliminating or neutralizing acids.  But when too much acid is produced, your body becomes overwhelmed.  As acids build up, your pH balance decreases more and more.  Eventually, in its attempts to restore a proper pH balance, your body begins to pull minerals from your bones...teeth...and vital tissues.

 

  • Acidosis destroys your body from the inside out, creating the perfect environment for pathogens to thrive.  When your body remains in an acidic state for a prolonged period of time, it puts you at greater risk of illnesses and diseases.


     All our internal organs suffer when our pH levels are off.  Research indicates acidosis may be the root cause of many forms of cancer.
 

Perfect Storm For Cancer


Studies have shown that there are two environment prerequisites for the development of cancer cells: a lack of oxygen and an acidic pH.  Acidosis creates both those conditions.



Create a Whole New You

Even if you've accumulated years of acid damage, it's not too late.  Every day, you get a chance to start over.  No matter how unhealthy your lifestyle has been... how much junk food you've eaten... how much alcohol you've consumed... how many recreational drugs you've taken... or how much pollution you've been exposed to, you can return your body to a healthy pH and protect your future health.

     It is widely acknowledged that the best alkaline-forming foods include fruits (such as acai, camu-camu and the cacao fruit), leafy green vegetables (such as moringa and wheatgrass), and sea vegetables/algae (such as spirulina and chlorella).  When you consume these superfoods on a daily basis, it's equivalent to flooding your body with an alkaline-forming elixir that supports healing and health resoration.

     The human body has an amazing ability to regenerate.  If you give it materials it needs, you can create a new and improved you!  In less than one year, your body will have rebuilt 98% of itself, cell by cell.  It takes a year for your brain to replace itself, 4 months for your blood supply, 3 months for your entire skeleton, 6 weeks for your liver, a month for your skin, and just 5 days for the lining of your stomach!

     What you put in your body today determines the state of your health tomorrow.  With the right ingredients, you can experience a total body transformation in as little as 30 days.  That's what "Mr. B," a self-made millionaire, did.  In his mid-40s, Mr. B began to experience the unwelcome changes that often accompany getting older, like hair loss... wrinkles... weight gain... and age-related health problems.

     After an eye-opening conversation with a naturopathic doctor, Mr. B spent 5 years researching and refining the secret recipe he would need to turn his health around.  His recipe worked!  Though his calendar age is 65, a recent test put Mr. B's biological age at a mere 31 years.  That's not all—thanks to his method, he now has...

 

  • Normal blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels
    Incredible mental clarity
    The physical stamina he had in his twenties
    A supercharged immune system.


     If you're ready to access the true potential for health and wellness that already exists within your body, click here to discover the secret recipe Mr. B used to flood his body with health-enhancing alkaline levels and made way for his remarkable transformation.  

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Are You Eating Enough Alkaline Foods to Maintain Vital Health?


The chart below 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    75%                                                                      25%

 

ALKALIZING FOODS

VEGETABLES
Garlic
Asparagus
Fermented Veggies
Watercress
Beets
Broccoli
Brussel sprouts
Cabbage
Carrot
Cauliflower
Celery
Chard
Chlorella
Collard Greens
Cucumber
Eggplant
Kale
Kohlrabi
Lettuce
Mushrooms
Mustard Greens
Dulce
Dandelions
Edible Flowers
Onions
Parsnips (high glycemic)
Peas
Peppers
Pumpkin
Rutabaga
Sea Veggies
Spirulina
Sprouts
Squashes
Alfalfa
Barley Grass
Wheat Grass
Wild Greens
Nightshade Veggies

FRUITS
Apple
Apricot
Avocado
Banana (high glycemic)
Cantaloupe
Cherries
Currants
Dates/Figs
Grapes
Grapefruit
Lime
Honeydew Melon
Nectarine
Orange
Lemon
Peach
Pear
Pineapple
All Berries
Tangerine
Tomato
Tropical Fruits
Watermelon

PROTEIN
Almonds
Chestnuts
Tofu (fermented)
Flax Seeds
Pumpkin Seeds
Tempeh (fermented)
Squash Seeds
Sunflower Seeds
Millet
Sprouted Seeds
Nuts

OTHER
Apple Cider Vinegar
Bee Pollen
Lecithin Granules
Probiotic Cultures
Green Juices
Veggies Juices
Fresh Fruit Juice
Organic Milk
(unpasteurized)
Mineral Water
Alkaline Antioxidant Water
Green Tea
Herbal Tea
Dandelion Tea
Ginseng Tea
Banchi Tea
Kombucha

SWEETENERS
Stevia

SPICES/SEASONINGS
Cinnamon
Curry
Ginger
Mustard
Chili Pepper
Sea Salt
Miso
Tamari
All Herbs

ORIENTAL VEGETABLES
Maitake
Daikon
Dandelion Root
Shitake
Kombu
Reishi
Nori
Umeboshi
Wakame
Sea Veggies

 

ACIDIFYING FOODS

FATS & OILS
Avocado Oil
Canola Oil
Corn Oil
Hemp Seed Oil
Flax Oil
Lard
Olive Oil
Safflower Oil
Sesame Oil
Sunflower Oil

FRUITS
Cranberries

GRAINS
Rice Cakes
Wheat Cakes
Amaranth
Barley
Buckwheat
Corn
Oats (rolled)
Quinoi
Rice (all)
Rye
Spelt
Kamut
Wheat
Hemp Seed Flour

DAIRY
Cheese, Cow
Cheese, Goat
Cheese, Processed
Cheese, Sheep
Milk
Butter

NUTS & BUTTERS
Cashews
Brazil Nuts
Peanuts
Peanut Butter
Pecans
Tahini
Walnuts

ANIMAL PROTEIN

Chicken

Eggs
Beef
Carp
Clams
Fish
Lamb
Lobster
Mussels
Oyster
Pork
Rabbit
Salmon
Shrimp
Scallops
Tuna
Turkey
Venison

PASTA (WHITE)
Noodles
Macaroni
Spaghetti

OTHER
Distilled Vinegar
Wheat Germ
Potatoes

DRUGS & CHEMICALS
Chemicals
Drugs, Medicinal
Drugs, Psychedelic
Pesticides
Herbicides

ALCOHOL
Beer
Spirits
Hard Liquor
Wine

BEANS & LEGUMES
Black Beans
Chick Peas
Green Peas
Kidney Beans
Lentils
Lima Beans
Pinto Beans
Red Beans
Soy Beans
Soy Milk
White Beans
Rice Milk
Almond Milk

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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:

·  Fatigue and weakness

·  Headaches

·  Nausea

·  Dry mucous membranes in nose, mouth, or throat

·  Nosebleeds (especially in dry interior air during winter)

·  Dark, concentrated, strong-smelling urine in small quantities

·  Irritability or unusual irrational behavior

·  Weak, irregular pulse

·  Low blood pressure

·  Shallow, rapid breathing

·  Constipation or cramps

Common Conditions Linked to Dehydration:

·  Digestive Problems

·  Burning Itching Skin

·  Aging

·  Lack of Energy

·  Water Retention Problems

·  Muscle Soreness

·  Difficulty Losing Weight

·  Excess Body Fat

·  Morning Sickness During Pregnancy

·  Persistent Constipation

·  High Blood Pressure

·  Poor Muscle Tone and Size

·  Kidney and Bladder Problems

·  Anxiety and Depression

·  Trouble Focusing or Concentrating

·  Short-Term Memory Loss

·  Headaches (Including Migraines)

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

Optional Candida Diet

 

The Phase One Diet for Candida on the next page is an optional Candida diet that allows for animal protein consumption. It is a mistake to think that a person can eat a low carbohydrate diet that is high in meat and get rid of fungal, bacterial and or viral infections. Meat leaves an acid ash residue in the body after it is digested, processed and assimilated. If you do eat meat you must balance the offset of your pH with plenty of fresh raw vegetables or vegetable juices. Even this may not work for some people. That is why I prefer Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s Nutritarian Diet over other Candida diets. So keep that in mind when following Doug Kauffman’s diet and other Candida diets. 

 

Notes: (My view) Dr. Fuhrman’s diet is high in micronutrients, low in starch, has minimal insulin impact, high alkaline, hypoallergenic, gluten free, and is low fat. This is the perfect diet for the modern era including everything from heat disease, diabetes, cancer, Candida etc… The starch in Dr. Fuhrman’s diet comes from root vegetables, oatmeal and beans. Beans offer a high protein, high fiber and nutrient dense food that also helps stabilize the blood sugar. The action of the intestinal flora on beans in the intestines creates an acid that actually stabilizes blood sugar as long as twenty-four hours after their consumption. Making beans a more ideal protein source for Candida sufferers that meat. However you must adjust your fruit consumption on Dr. Fuhrman’s diet to include these fruits only while you are dealing with fungal issues. Only eat berries, grapefruit, lemon, lime, green apples, avocado, fresh coconut, kiwi and cherries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phase One Diet for Candida

 

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.

 

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 the 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.

 

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 diet 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...

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Adrenal Support   Product Information

 

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The adrenal glands produce hormones that support the biochemical and physiological mechanisms for dealing with mental and physical stress, and also secrete chemicals involved in nutrient metabolism and energy production.  Chronic anxiety, nervous tension and other types of stress may lead to an excess production of cortisol, a hormone involved in stress response.  Excess intake of stimulants such as caffeine and sugar can exacerbate stress and lead to adrenal “fatigue”.  The constant stimulation of the adrenal glands may eventually result in an abnormal stress response, low energy and poor immune function.  Our Adrenal Support formula is a synergistic combination of nutraceuticals designed to support healthy adrenal function.*

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* These statements have not been evaluated by The Food and Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

Adrenal Fatigue   drlam.com

Adrenal fatigue is complicated and not an easy problem to correct. It may take one to two years to cure. Many times there are underlying health problems that are causing adrenal fatigue. In this case you need to find out what the cause is. It could be an ongoing infection or inflammation. It can be candida overgrowth, irritable bowel syndrome, or any of a number of health problems that cause ongoing stress to the adrenals. The underlying cause needs to be addressed as well.

Supplements That Help Adrenal Fatigue

·        Vitamin C (2,000-6,000 mg/day sustained release) -- best taken with bioflavonoids.

·        Vitamin E w/mixed tocopherols (800 IU/day)

·        Vitamin B100 Complex

·        Pantothenic Acid B5 (1200-1500 mg/day)

·        Magnesium Citrate (400-1200 mg) -- I like this best in the powdered form such as in Natural Calm. This form of magnesium makes sure it is absorbed.  Start with small amounts and work up slowley.

·        Liquid Trace Minerals -- they have a calming effect

·        Adrenal Glandular -- or desiccated adrenal gland is extremely important in the initial phases of adrenal repair since it provides raw materials to support adrenal function. It also contains some important adrenal hormones.

Herbs That Help Adrenal

·        Rhodiola Rosea -- It enhances memory and concentration. It has been shown to reduce stress-induced fatigue and improve mental performance.

·        Ashwagandha -- It has been shown to have a sedating effect on the body and helps to rebuild the digestive and nervous system.

·        Eleuthero Root or Siberian Ginseng -- It has been used traditionally to stimulate and nourish the adrenal glands and increases mental alertness. Eleuthero is considered an "adaptogen" which means it can help the body adapt to stress.

·        Cordyceps -- This is a Chinese mushroom used for supporting the adrenal gland and can also normalize immune function and support kidney, lung, liver, nervous system and cardiovascular function.

Hormones That Help Adrenal Fatigue

As for hormones, it is a good idea to be tested and find out what your hormone levels are before supplementing them. This way you'll know exactly what hormones are deficient. The three hormones below are most often supplemented when dealing with adrenal fatigue.

·        DHEA - This is a basic adrenal hormone that the adrenals will convert into other hormones. If someone is very deficient in this hormone they may only be able to tolerate a small amount such as 5 mg. The average adult dose ranges between 10 and 25 mg. DHEA will also go on to become sex hormones such as testosterone and estrogen.

·        Pregnenolone - This is a precursor to many of the hormones produced by the adrenal glands. It is a raw material that supports basic adrenal function. Pregnenolone is best taken towards the evening but may be taken earlier if it interferes with sleep. The usual dose is 50 mg.

·        Progesterone Cream - Progesterone is the building block for many other major hormones such as cortisol, DHEA, testosterone and estrogen. If you are under a lot of stress and your adrenals are pumping out cortisol, your body will use available progesterone. If too much progesterone is used to produce cortisol, like with adrenal fatigue, not enough is produced to make testosterone which is needed for a woman’s healthy libido. I recommend progesterone in the form of a skin cream. Always make sure that it says progesterone USP so you know it's real progesterone.

Life Style Changes That Help Adrenal Fatigue

·        Removal of the stressors. This is the most important step. Emotional stressors such as marital, family, relationship or financial problems needs to be dealt with and normalized.

·        Rest and sleep are extremely important. You will need nine hours of sleep and maybe more for a very long time. Also rest after meals, at midmorning and mid-afternoon if possible.

·        Gentle walking is beneficial but vigorous exercise depletes the adrenals. Deep breathing and stretching is also beneficial. You should exercise to relax rather than to build muscles or lose weight.

·        Replace toxic cleaning products used around the house with natural products. There are natural alternatives available for cleaning. Hair dyes, shampoos, makeup and skin care products need to be replaced with natural versions. Adrenals are stressed by chemicals and so this is very important.

·        Detoxification sauna therapy using an infrared sauna will greatly speed up recovery. If you are in adrenal burnout, use the sauna daily for no more than 30 minutes. Once or twice a week is excellent for prevention.

 

 

 

Adrenal Fatigue Diet

It may benefit you to add salt to your diet, especially upon rising and at least a half-hour before you have the lowest energy of the day. Take 1/8 to 1/2 teaspoonful of sea salt, Celtic salt or sea salt w/kelp powder, in an 8 oz glass of water.

Below is a great article explaining the need for salt in adrenal fatigue. Don't let the title throw you off as you will see the connection to CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) as well.

http://www.ei-resource.org/articles/chronic-fatigue-syndrome-articles/nutritional-considerations-in-chronic-fatigue-syndrome/

When the adrenal glands are fatigued they do not produce enough aldosterone. Aldosterone regulates the amount of sodium and potassium in the body. When aldosterone becomes deficient not enough salt is retained in the body. If you have been craving salt, this is probably the reason. There is a discussion about aldosterone in the link above. You'll have to scroll down to find it -- or read the whole article as there is a lot of good information here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My favorite Alkalizing Miracle Soup

 

10 minutes to prepare, Serves 4-6. This is a wonderful alkalizing soup because of the cucumbers and greens. Serve warn with a fresh tortilla for dipping.

1 Avocado
1 cup Water or Vegetable Stock (Pacific Foods of Oregon brand is yeast free)
2 Cucumbers, unwaxed
1 cup fresh raw Spinach
2 Green Onions
1 clove Garlic
1/3 Red Bell Pepper

Fresh Lime Juice to taste
Optional spices:
Bragg Liquid Aminos , Use Coconut Aminos if avoiding soy products.
Sea Salt to taste,
Curry Seasoning or turmeric 1 tsp.

In a Vita-Mix or blender, add the avocado and half of the water or stock, and puree, then add the rest of the ingredients one at a time, blending to desired thickness and thinning with the remaining water if desired. Add Bragg Aminos or Real Salt to taste, and flavor with spices and lime juice to your desire. You might add a couple of minced sun-dried tomatoes too. Experiment! Also this soup is good while on the cleanse phase of Dr. Young's Complete Program and Diet.

Warming options: This soup can be served warm or cold. If blending in a Vita-Mix, the longer you blend, the warmer the soup will get. If you do not have a Vita-Mix, you can carefully warm the soup (not cook it) in an electric or stove-top skillet on low heat. Only warm the soup until you can hold your finger in it without having to pull it out. This will keep the food at about 118 degrees which will keep the food raw, but warm. Serve with mint leaves on top. Enjoy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breakfast ideas:

Dr. Furman Oatmeal- Bowl of organic old fashioned or steel cut oats, 1/8 cup nuts or seeds, 1/8 cup ground flax seeds, 1T flax or hemp seed oil, ½ cup blue berries, 2 oz pomegranate juice.

Green Smoothie: 1 cup almond milk or water, 1 cup berries, 1-T flax oil, 1-T flax meal, handful of spinach. Blend and drink.

Green Smoothie II: 1 cup almond milk or water, ½ apple, ¾ cup berries, large handful spinach. Blend and drink.

Fruit Smoothie: If you can tolerate the sugar. Fresh squeezed orange juice blended with a banana and strawberries or blueberries.

Fresh vegetable juice any combo: Carrot, beet, celery, cabbage, cucumber, parsley, kale, lettuce, radish, swiss chard, apple, broccoli etc…

Fresh nuts and raisins cereal: Soak a nut mixture over night then drain off water and rinse then add honey, cinnamon, and almond milk for a hearty healthy cereal.

Lunch:

Fresh salads with any veggies desired, Drain and rinse canned beans and put on salad. Sprinkle with nuts or seeds if desired. Slice avocado on top. Top with a healthy salad dressing of your choice. Veganaise is egg free and healthy grapeseed oil mayonnaise available at The Maple Leaf.

Honey Mustard: 1 cup Veganaise, 2T Honey, 2T mustard, 1/2tsp horseradish.

Ranch: 1cup Veganaise, ½-1tsp garlic powder, ½-1tsp onion powder, pinch salt, 1tsp lemon juice, pinch of dill, pinch of parsley, 2T almond milk. You can also add avocado to make Avocado Ranch.

Creamy Italian: Mix 1cup Veganaise, 1cup health Italian dressing.

Horseradish Dressing: 1cup Veganaise, 1-2T horse radish, 1-2tsp lemon juice or ACV, black pepper, 1tsp mustard. This is great on steamed asparagus too.

Veganaise is a vegetarian mayonnaise that is high in fat. Dr. Furhman recommends blending your sour component of your salad dressing, like lemon juice or apple cider vinegar, with your favorite nut, seed or avocado with a fresh or dried fruit as the sweetener and then add your spices to make your own salad dressing. He feels this is the best way to get your fats from whole foods and says it enhances your absorption of the phyto-nutrients in your salads.

Or simply squeeze lemon or lime juice and olive oil over your salad and sprinkle with fresh herbs, basil, dill, rosemary etc…

Supper Ideas: Greens of any choice, baked sweet potato, baked butternut squash or acorn squash, veggie garden burgers, steamed veggies any blend, beans (any), brown rice occasionally. Get “Simple Weekly Meal Plans” recipe book for more great healthy recipes, available at The Maple Leaf. Other recipe books are any by Dr. Joel Fuhrman. Rhonda Malkamus at hacres.com

Qigong Breathing

 

Normal or diaphragmatic breathing can be practiced lying down or sitting in a chair. The practice methods are similar. The method of practice while sitting in a chair will be described. Inhale and exhale gently, smoothly and continuously through your nose. Sit comfortably, with your knees bent and your shoulders, head and neck relaxed. Place one hand on your upper chest and the other just below your rib cage. This will allow you to feel your diaphragm move as you breathe. As you inhale, the hand on your chest must move as little as possible, while the hand on your abdomen must move outwards, as you exhale the hand on your abdomen moves inward which you can help by slightly and gently pulling your abdominal muscle inward. Once again, the hand on your chest moves as little as possible. At first, you'll probably get tired while doing this exercise because an increased effort will be needed to use the diaphragm correctly. Keep at it, because with continued practice, diaphragmatic breathing will become easy and automatic. Practice this exercise 5-10 minutes a few times a day.


 

 

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