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Your December Issue of Natural Healing
December 02, 2013

Holistic Healing and Alternative Medicine for Your Total Health


December 2013


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IN THIS ISSUE:


1) THE DELICATE WORKINGS OF THE SOUL/EGO RELATIONSHIP

2) MIND-BODY TECHNIQUES TO EASY PAIN AND DEPRESSION

3) FIVE IMPORTANT GO-TO DETOXIFIERS FOR EVERY HOME PHARMACY


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“Natural Forces Within Us Are The True Healers” ~ Hippocrates


1) THE DELICATE WORKINGS OF THE SOUL/EGO RELATIONSHIP
By Gord Riddell and Kathy Ryndak


A frequent question posed by many, and a very important one is: If the soul can communicate with us then how can I tell the difference between my soul trying to give me a message versus my ego giving me one? In order to reply to such a vast question, a few assumptions are being made here: the first is, every human being has a soul; a second assumption is each soul has a unique map or blueprint which highlights the choices the soul has made as to what learning is needed for the soul’s continuing development and thirdly, that every soul chooses a human body and ego as the vehicle for its journey of learning.  While the word assumption was used to set the stage for an explanation, we are personally so aware of the soul’s work in people’s lives from students to learned elders, that it is not an assumption but a lived experience of the workings of the very real soul and an even more real, ego. That being said we assure you that the voice of the soul is quite different from the voice of the ego and that it is possible to learn how to be able to listen and work with both voices.


It is from this conflict that the concept of free will arises. The soul does not stop the ego from its pursuits no matter how destructive they may be. The ego is free to choose from its many possibilities, for as long as the body can sustain itself on the planet. As the oft time co-pilot we are free to move the ego through the soul/ego conflict and listen to the inner voice of the soul or we are free to listen to the very loud voice of the ego and its pursuit of stimuli.


  The Ego

The ego has been given a bit of a bad rap and is often viewed as something to get rid of and to overcome. However, as previously said the soul chooses the ego/personality as a vehicle of its expression. We must remember that, due to its energetic nature, the soul is incapable of actualizing into the much coarser vibration of the physical world yet it needs the challenge of the physical in order to further develop. The resulting relationship is established between the soul and the body and ego. This will become the vehicle our soul chooses to express itself. The ego becomes a formidable challenge as the soul tries to gently steer itself towards its blueprint while all the time being confronted with this opposing force, the ego.


We need to consider the intricacies of the ego to appreciate how its multifaceted nature presents an even greater challenge for the soul to navigate. The ego is extremely complex with its many sub personalities, multiple emotions and moods, its ability to create the phenomenal and through to its ability to hide aspects from itself through the shadow. The ego is of this world, it can be and is, driven by the pursuit of stimuli, it will change direction on a whim diverting to the next potential object to experience.  It derives satisfaction from all things external. It is motivated by power, money, sex and recognition. It is subject to attachment to people, places and things, from mild to the extreme form of attachments-addiction. The ego is almost invariably driven by fear and is more interested in getting its own needs met over the needs of anyone else. While this is painting a bleak picture of the ego, it is important to recognize how the ego functions so we can learn to understand that the ego can be taught to become a partner with the soul and not its opposing force.


The ego is capable of grinding  to a halt when a stimuli it had been so diligently pursuing, be it people, places or things, stops returning any more excitement to the ego. The vehicle that is used by the soul and the body has now seized up, lost in a darkness of conflicting feelings as it struggles to surface from the loss of its favourite stimuli , no matter how caused.


Throughout this ordeal the soul tirelessly and patiently awaits its return so that both may continue a journey conflicted by impulsiveness and the unpredictable self- absorption of the ego.  The ego without a relationship to the soul is most likely to exhibit a darker aspect of itself but the ego does have a light side and can be persuaded with some work to move from its highly stimulated outward focus to a more inner focus of light.

 
The Soul

The soul is pure energy, and as with all universal energies, manifests on this planet through living things whether they are plants, animals or humans. The soul is our link to the divine and our source to wisdom and inspiration. It finds its expression through our spirituality, creativity, sensuality and compassion. In many ways, it is the polar opposite of the ego. It does not seek external stimulation as a reward. It is concerned with moving itself and its vehicle towards completing the blueprint it has developed for this particular lifetime. Its voice is soft and gentle and is a challenge to hear through the loud persistence of the ego.


The voice of the soul is often symbolic. It requires us to be conscious of the signs and signals it will send. The more in tune we are with the soul, the less mysterious it becomes and the less work we have to do. The soul, at first, speaks to us through our dreams and meditations. It is a symbolic language gently used to give us a push in the right direction. Signals may come through external events often referred to as synchronicity. An example may be something you have really wanted to do and the opportunity to do it, without much effort, arises. At first we often turn a blind eye to these symbols and miss the direction we are been urged to take. However, since we have free will we do not have to listen to the soul. Even if we never listen to or follow a thing the soul suggests about the direction it may want to go, the soul will always learn from each of our experiences.


The soul can be persistent in its attempts to communicate with us. If you have ever attempted to make what you thought was a really good idea happen and met with nothing but obstacles, then you have encountered the gentle persistence of the soul letting you know this is not a good idea. As we become more in tune the soul is not so gentle or kind in its effort to get our attention and get us back on track. It can be akin to being hit over the head with a plank. It certainly gets our attention and forces us to look inwards as to the direction we should be going. If you are stuck in a situation and will not or think you cannot do anything about it, whether it is a job, a relationship or a specific behaviour and it is a detriment to your well -being and where you need to go, your soul will intervene.


The primary intervention the soul uses is to have your ego experience a major loss. It could be loss of a job, your health, or a divorce. Since the ego is most susceptible to attachments, then a sure fire way to get you to look and listen, is to alter an attachment and create what is called a dark night of the soul. The name is a bit of a misnomer because it is actually a dark night of the ego. While we are experiencing the feelings of our loss with a profound sense of emptiness, the soul energy pulls back just enough so the ego is forced to examine itself and the path it has been on. Anyone who has been through this kind of experience will be the first to say, while not fun, it is a life altering experience that leads to bigger, better and more fulfilling things.


So where do we go with this conflict? Well, it is only a conflict until we work towards creating a working partnership between the ego and the soul. This is done by recognizing the language of the soul, interpreting its signs and signals and considers implementing them into your life. If you have a strong gut reaction or intuitive response to something, follow through. If its source is your ego, then your soul will let you know and create an obstacle for you. Recognizing obstacles and re-examining what you are trying to do allows you to take risks that you may never have tried before.


If you have been hit by the proverbial plank to the back of the head, it is time for a change in your life and that is all. Finding yourself at fault or victimized by life events will only dis-empower you and create one more obstacle you will have to struggle through. Be patient and the learning will become apparent. Sit quietly and work on the relationship between your ego and your soul, they need each other to truly grow.


Abour the Authors: Gord Riddell and Kathy Ryndak are therapists and co-founders of the Transformational Arts College of Spiritual and Holistic Training. The College offers professional training programs in Spiritual Psychotherapy, Spiritual Director, Holistic Health, Coaching and psychospiritual courses through a 10-part program “Discovering the Total Self”. For more information on these programs, call the College at (416) 484-0454 or toll free 1-800-TAC-SELF or visit www.transformationalarts.com. To receive our monthly e-newsletter email marketing@transformationalarts.com


2) MIND-BODY TECHNIQUES TO EASY PAIN AND DEPRESSION
By Dr.Mercola


Many aches and pains are rooted in brain processes that can be affected by your mental attitude and emotions. While the mechanics of these mind-body links are still being unraveled, what is known is that your brain, and consequently your thoughts and emotions, do play a role in your experience of physical pain.


For instance, meditation appears to work for pain relief because it reduces brain activity in your primary somatosensory cortex, an area that helps create the feeling of where and how intense a painful stimulus is.


Laughter is also known to relieve pain because it releases endorphins that activate brain receptors that produce pain-killing and euphoria-producing effects.


This line of communication between mind and body runs both ways though, and physical pain, especially if it’s chronic, is a well-known trigger for depression. According to psychologist Rex Schmidt at the Nebraska Medical Center Pain Management:


“Depression and pain happen to share a part of the brain that’s involved in both conditions, which means that mind-body techniques that affect those areas can be efficacious for both.” Meditation and laughter are just two examples of a burgeoning new field looking at mind-body therapies to address chronic pain. The featured article reviews 11 such strategies. I’ve added two more for a baker’s dozen.


1. Add EFT to Your Self-Help Toolkit

The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a form of psychological acupressure based on the same energy meridians used in traditional acupuncture to treat physical and emotional ailments for over 5,000 years, but without the invasiveness of needles.


Instead, simple tapping with the fingertips is used to transfer kinetic energy onto specific meridians on your head and chest while you think about your specific problem -- whether it is a traumatic event, an addiction, pain, anxiety, etc. -- and voice positive affirmations.


This combination of tapping the energy meridians and voicing positive affirmation works to clear the "short-circuit"—the emotional block—from your body's bioenergy system, thus restoring your mind and body's balance, which is essential for optimal health and the healing of physical disease.


Some people are initially wary of these principles that EFT is based on -- the electromagnetic energy that flows through the body and regulates our health is only recently becoming recognized in the West. Others are initially taken aback by (and sometimes amused by) the EFT tapping and affirmation methodology. But believe me when I say that, more than any traditional or alternative method I have used or researched, EFT has the most potential to literally work magic. Clinical trials have shown that EFT is able to rapidly reduce the emotional impact of memories and incidents that trigger emotional distress. Once the distress is reduced or removed, the body can often re-balance itself, and accelerate healing.


2. Massage the Pain Away

Massage offers real health benefits, so much so that some conventional hospitals are making it a standard therapy for surgery patients and others. Along with promoting relaxation and improving your sense of well-being, getting a massage has been shown to:


*Relieve pain (from migraines, labor, fibromyalgia and even cancer);
*Reduce stress, anxiety and depression, and ease insomnia Decrease symptoms of PMS;
*Relax and soften injured and overused muscles, reducing spasms and cramping.
*Provide arthritis relief by increasing joint flexibility.


Massage affects your nervous system through nerve endings in your skin, stimulating the release of endorphins, which are natural "feel good" chemicals. Endorphins help induce relaxation and a sense of well-being, relieve pain and reduce levels of stress chemicals such as cortisol and noradrenaline -- reversing the damaging effects of stress by slowing heart rate, respiration and metabolism and lowering raised blood pressure.


Stronger massage stimulates blood circulation to improve the supply of oxygen and nutrients to body tissues and helps the lymphatic system to flush away waste products. It eases tense and knotted muscles and stiff joints, improving mobility and flexibility. Massage is said to increase activity of the vagus nerve, one of 10 cranial nerves, that affects the secretion of food absorption hormones, heart rate and respiration. It has proven to be an effective therapy for a variety of health conditions -- particularly stress-related tension, which experts believe accounts for as much as 80 percent to 90 percent of disease.


According to the featured article:
“A new study from Thailand suggests that traditional Thai massage can decrease pain intensity, muscle tension and anxiety among people with shoulder pain. Meanwhile, research from the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami in Florida found that when adults with hand pain had four weeks of massage therapy, they reported a lot less pain, anxiety and depression. Another study at the Touch Research Institute found that when pregnant women who were depressed received massages from their partners twice a week, they had much less leg and back pain and fewer symptoms of depression during the second half of their pregnancies.”


3. Remain in the Now...

Practicing “mindfulness” means that you’re actively paying attention to the moment you’re in right now. Rather than letting your mind wander, when you’re mindful you’re living in the moment and letting distracting thoughts pass through your mind without getting caught up in their emotional implications. Though it sounds simple, it often takes a concerted effort to remain in a mindful state, especially if it’s new to you. But doing so can offer some very significant benefits to both your mental and physical health.


For example, mindfulness training has been found to reduce levels of stress-induced inflammation, which could benefit people suffering from chronic inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and asthma.


This makes sense, since chronic stress heightens the inflammatory response, and mindfulness is likely to help you relieve feelings of stress and anxiety. In one eight-week study,3 people who received mindfulness training had smaller inflammatory responses than those who received a control intervention, which focused on healthy activities to reduce psychological stress but without particular instruction on mindfulness. Similarly, according to the featured article:


“Mindfulness meditation -- focusing on your breath and each present moment -- can lessen cancer pain, low back pain and migraine headaches. Researchers at Brown University in Providence, R.I., found that when women with chronic pelvic pain participated in an eight-week mindfulness meditation program, their pain decreased and their mood improved.”


In many ways, mindfulness is similar to transcendental meditation, the idea of which is to reach a place of “restful” or “concentrated” alertness, which enables you to let negative thoughts and distractions pass by you without upsetting your calm and balance. This type of meditation is easy to try at home: simply sit quietly, perhaps with some soothing music, breathe rhythmically and focus on something such as your breathing, a flower, an image, a candle, a mantra or even just being there, fully aware, in the moment.


Researchers report that practicing mindfulness meditation for just four days affects pain responses in your brain. Brain activity decreases in areas devoted to monitoring a painful body part, and also in areas responsible for relaying sensory information.


4.Take Control with Biofeedback

In biofeedback , electrical sensors attached to your skin allow you to monitor your biological changes, such as heart rate, and this feedback can help you achieve a deeper state of relaxation. It can also teach you to control your heart rate, blood pressure and muscle tension through your mind. According to psychologist Rex Schmidt:


“Through focus and mental strategies, biofeedback induces the relaxation response and gives you a greater sense of control.” Biofeedback is often used for stress-related conditions, such as:

Migraines and tension-type headaches, Fibromyalgia , Back pain, Depression and anxiety.


5. Free Yourself from Tension with Progressive Muscle Relaxation


Progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) is achieved by tensing and relaxing all the major muscle groups, one at a time, from head to toe. By learning to feel the difference between tension and relaxation, you can more actively disengage your body’s fight-or-flight response, which underlies most pain, depression and stress. According to the featured article:


“Studies show that whether PMR is used on its own or with guided imagery, it helps ease emotional distress and pain from cancer, osteoarthritis, surgery and other conditions.”


6. Harness Relaxation with Tai Chi

The 2,000-year-old Chinese practice of tai chi is a branch of Qigong -- exercises that harness the qi (life energy). It’s been linked to numerous health benefits, including improvements in the quality of life of breast cancer patients and Parkinson's sufferers, and has shown promise in treating sleep problems and high blood pressure.


Often described as "meditation in motion" or "moving meditation," the activity takes your body through a specific set of graceful movements. Your body is constantly in motion and each movement flows right into the next. While practicing tai chi, your mind is meant to stay focused on your movements, relaxation and deep breathing, while distracting thoughts are ignored.


Part of the allure is that it's so gentle, it's an ideal form of activity for people with pain or other conditions that prevent more vigorous exercise. You can even do tai chi if you're confined to a wheelchair. Even respected conventional health institutions such as the Mayo Clinic and Harvard Medical School recommend tai chi for its health benefits, especially as a stress-reduction tool. However, there are more studies available than you might think; suggesting tai chi has an impressive range of health benefits. To browse through them, please see the WorldTaiChiDay.org web site. According to the featured article:


“In a recent study at the Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, researchers found that when people with fibromyalgia participated in 60-minute tai chi sessions twice a week for 12 weeks, they had much less physical and mental discomfort. The researchers also reviewed the medical literature on tai chi’s effect on psychological well-being and concluded that it reduces depression, anxiety and stress.”


7. Breathe Easy...

Deep breathing activates your parasympathetic nervous system, which induces the relaxation response. There are many different breathing practices that you can try, but here I’m going to share two that are both powerful and very easy to perform. The first one I learned when I attended a presentation by Dr. Andrew Weil at the 2009 Expo West in California. The key to this exercise is to remember the numbers 4, 7 and 8. It’s not important to focus on how much time you spend in each phase of the breathing activity, but rather that you get the ratio correct. Here’s how it’s done:


1. Sit up straight
2. Place the tip of your tongue up against the back of your front teeth. Keep it there through the entire breathing process
3. Breathe in silently through your nose to the count of four
4. Hold your breath to the count of seven
5. Exhale through your mouth to the count of eight, making an audible “woosh” sound
6. That completes one full breath. Repeat the cycle another three times, for a total of four breaths.

You can do this 4-7-8 exercise as frequently as you want throughout the day, but it’s recommended you don’t do more than four full breaths during the first month or so of practice. Later, you may work your way up to eight full breath cycles at a time. The benefits of this simple practice are enormous and work as a natural tranquilizer for your nervous system.


The second is known as the Buteyko Breathing Method, which is a powerful approach for reversing health problems associated with improper breathing, the most common of which are over breathing and mouth breathing. When you stop mouth breathing and learn to bring your breathing volume toward normal, you have better oxygenation of your tissues and organs, including your brain. Factors of modern life, including stress and lack of exercise, all increase your everyday breathing. Typical characteristics of over breathing include mouth breathing, upper chest breathing, sighing, noticeable breathing during rest, and taking large breaths prior to talking.


Controlling anxiety and quelling panic attacks is one of the areas where the Buteyko Method can be quite useful. If you’re experiencing anxiety or panic attacks, or if you feel very stressed and your mind can’t stop racing, try the following breathing technique. This sequence helps retain and gently accumulate carbon dioxide, leading to calmer breathing and reduces anxiety. In other words, the urge to breathe will decline as you go into a more relaxed state:


1. Take a small breath into your nose, followed by a small breath out
2. Then hold your nose for five seconds in order to hold your breath, and then release your nose to resume breathing
3. Breathe normally for 10 seconds
4. Repeat the sequence


8. Hypnosis for Pain Management

Hypnosis, which is a trance-like state in which you experience heightened focus and concentration, can help decrease pain by altering your emotional responses to your body’s pain signals and your thoughts about the pain. Contrary to popular belief, you do not relinquish control over your behavior while under hypnosis, but it does render you more open to suggestions from the hypnotherapist. According to the featured article:


“Studies show that hypnosis can help manage the pain from childbirth and metastatic breast cancer as well as chronic low back pain. What’s more, cognitive hypnotherapy can lead to less depression, anxiety and hopelessness among depressed people than cognitive behavioral therapy does, according to research from the University of Calgary in Canada.”


9. Soothe Your Mind and Body Through the Power of Music

If you’re a music lover, you already know that turning on the tunes can help calm your nerves, make stress disappear, pump up your energy level during a workout, bring back old memories, as well as prompt countless other emotions. When you listen to music, much more is happening in your body than simple auditory processing.


Music triggers activity in the nucleus accumbens, a part of your brain that releases the feel-good chemical dopamine and is involved in forming expectations. At the same time, the amygdala, which is involved in processing emotion, and the prefrontal cortex, which makes possible abstract decision-making, are also activated, according to recent research published in the journal Science. Other researches revealed listening to music resulted in less anxiety and lower cortisol levels among patients about to undergo surgery than taking anti-anxiety drugs. As reported by the featured article:


“...Researchers in Cleveland found that when burned patients listened to music and used visual imagery as a distraction when their wound dressings were being changed, they experienced significantly less pain, anxiety and muscle tension.

In a study in Norway, depressed people who had music therapy plus psychotherapy were less depressed and anxious and more functional than those who just did regular therapy.”


Musical preference varies widely between individuals, so only you can decide what will effectively put you in a particular mood. Overall, classical music tends to be among the most calming, so may be worth a try. To incorporate music into a busy schedule, try playing CDs while driving, or put on some tunes while you’re getting ready for work in the morning. You can also take portable music with you when walking the dog, or turn on the stereo instead of watching TV in the evening.


10. Take Up Yoga

Yoga has been proven to be particularly beneficial if you suffer with back pain, but recent research also suggests it can also be of tremendous benefit for your mental health. Duke University researchers recently published a review of more than 100 studies looking at the effect of yoga on mental health, and according to lead author Dr. P. Murali Doraiswamy, a professor of psychiatry and medicine at Duke University Medical Center:


“Most individuals already know that yoga produces some kind of a calming effect. Individually, people feel better after doing the physical exercise. Mentally, people feel calmer, sharper, maybe more content. We thought it’s time to see if we could pull all the literature together… to see if there’s enough evidence that the benefits individual people notice can be used to help people with mental illness.”


According to their findings, yoga appears to have a positive effect on:


Mild depression, Sleep problems, Schizophrenia (among patients using medication), ADHD (among patients using medication).


Some of the studies suggest yoga can have a similar effect to antidepressants and psychotherapy, by influencing neurotransmitters and boosting serotonin. Yoga was also found to reduce levels of inflammation, oxidative stress, blood lipids and growth factors.


11. Visualization and Guided Imagery

According to the featured article, visualization techniques or guided imagery can serve as an important tool to combat both physical pain and depression by imagining being in “a better place.”


“Research shows it can help with pain from cancer, osteoarthritis and childbirth by providing distraction and promoting a state of relaxation. In addition, a study from Portugal found that when people hospitalized for depressive disorders listened to a guided imagery CD once a day for 10 days, they were less depressed, anxious and stressed over time, compared to peers who didn’t use visualization,” the article states.


Ideally, you’ll want to immerse yourself as fully as you possibly into your visualization, using all your senses: seeing, smelling, tasting, hearing, and feeling. According to Dr. Schmidt:


“Using all your senses changes levels of brain chemicals such as serotonin, epinephrine and endorphins, and with regular practice you’ll gain more of a sense of control, which is often lacking when you’re in pain or depressed.”


12. Repeat a Calming Mantra

The repeated incantation of a mantra—a soothing or uplifting word or phrase of your choice—in a rhythmic fashion can help you relax in a similar way as mindfulness training. The focused repetition, also called autogenic training, helps keep your mind from wandering and worrying, and engages your body’s relaxation response.


“A study at the University of Manchester in the U.K. found that autogenic training helped female migraine sufferers decrease the frequency and intensity of their headaches. And research from the University of Melbourne in Australia suggests that autogenic training may provide 'helpful longer-term effects' on symptoms of depression,” according to the featured article.


13. Remove Pain and Dysfunctional Psychological Conditions with the Neurostructural Integration Technique

The Neurostructural Integration Technique (NST) is an amazing innovative technique developed in Australia. Using a series of gentle moves on specific muscles or at precise points on your body creates an energy flow and vibrations between these points. This allows your body to communicate better with itself and balance the other tissues, muscles and organs. The method of action is likely through your autonomic nervous system (ANS), allowing your body to better carry out its many functions the way it was designed to.


The main objective is to remove pain and dysfunctional physiological conditions by restoring the structural integrity of the body. In essence, NST provides the body with an opportunity to reintegrate on many levels, and thus return to and maintain normal homeostatic limits on a daily basis.


NST is done with a light touch and can be done through clothing. There are pauses between sets of moves to allow your body to assimilate the energy and vibrations. To learn more, please review the article, Gentle Hands Can Restore Your Health, by Micheal Nixon Levy who developed the technique.
Source: mercola.com


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Remember to remember means remember to be aware. Remember to be aware in this moment right now. Being aware is seeing everything around you, hearing everything around you, feeling everything around you, and being completely focused on what you are doing right now.


Most people bring what they do not want because they are not aware that they are listening to the thoughts in their heads about the past and the future. They are not even aware that they are being hypnotized by those thoughts, and are therefore living their life unconsciously. When you remember to be aware, you are aware immediately. You just have to remember to remember!
Rhonda Byrne ~ From The Secret Daily Teachings
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3) FIVE IMPORTANT GO-TO DETOXIFIERS FOR EVERY HOME PHARMACY
by Lance Johnson


For the health of the nation to change, individuals must stop relying on pharmacies and must instead start creating their own pharmacies at home.

While pharmacies carry drugs that cover up symptoms, a personal pharmacy provides beneficial herbs, spices, roots, vegetables, nuts, fruits, barks, clays, seaweeds and berries that come straight from a garden or are wild crafted from nature. These natural substances don't block normal bodily functions like pharmacy drugs do, but instead work in a purifying way at the cellular level without bringing all the harmful side effects. These natural substances are curative in a way that works with the body's natural processes. More importantly, using natural substances is a great prevention strategy.


Naturally anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antiseptic, the following five natural resources are a must-have for any home pharmacy. This beginner's list contains five staple, go-to detoxifiers that are perfect in the fight against toxins, cancer and disease.


One: Apple cider vinegar with "mother"

Apple cider vinegar is an inexpensive go-to remedy with a multitude of uses. As a daily tonic, a couple of teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a shot of water before meals provides necessary nutrients, probiotics and enzymes which aid in proper digestion and nutrient absorption. Apple cider vinegar is only medicinal when the "mother" is still intact. Unlike processed vinegars, which have been distilled and stripped of beneficial nutrients and enzymes, raw apple cider vinegar contains the "mother," which is a stringy, web-like substrate that floats in the vinegar. This "mother" passes on gut-friendly bacteria and pro-digestive enzymes. ACV is quick to cure stomach ailments and alkalize the body to prevent disease.


Two: Turmeric, curcumin

Turmeric, containing the active ingredient curcumin, is an anti-inflammatory, blood-purifying powerhouse. Many studies now report curcumin's skin-protecting, cancer-killing properties. Safe, effective and affordable, turmeric should be purchased from an organic source and utilized weekly as a great preventative medicine and cooking spice. As a natural detoxifier, turmeric cleanses the blood, purifying the liver and kidneys in the process. Used externally, it can remove boils. Used internally, it can aid in removing cysts.


Three: Bentonite clay

Bentonite clay comes from the Earth and can be mixed in water to form a paste. Used externally, it can be applied and wrapped on skin conditions like poison ivy to help draw the poison out. Under normal circumstances, bentonite clay can be used as a facial mask to cleanse the pores, as well as stopping stinky foot odor and diaper rashes, to name a few benefits. Internally, bentonite clay is a natural colon cleanser. With its strong negative ionic charge, it attracts heavy metals, toxins, harmful bacteria and pesticides, removing them safely from the body in bulk off of cached colon walls.


Four: Zeolite clinoptilolite

Many companies now sell zeolite clinoptilolite in easy-to-use bottles. The best forms of zeolite are in micronized form. The micronized dispersion method allows tiny lava mineral zeolites to travel with water into the hard to reach cells of the body. Zeolite attracts and traps heavy metals and radioactive particles that have been stored up in the cells of the body. With the toxins now trapped in zeolite's dynamic structure, they are then flushed out of the body through body's waste systems. Zeolite is great to have during a time of toxin exposure and is great for anyone wanting to detoxify regularly from constant environmental exposure to pollutants.


Five: Activated charcoal

Activated charcoal comes in a black powder and can be mixed in water to form a paste for external cleansing purposes. As a natural astringent, it can be diluted in water and consumed for internal detoxification. During a time of foodborne illness, chemical or drug poisoning, activated charcoal should be used first to help remove the poison and bacteria from the body. Activated charcoal should be in every emergency kit. It is quick and effective.


About the author: Inspired by powerful changes in he and his family's own health, Lance Johnson is excited about the future of nutrition, cellular detoxification, and organic products.

As an avid, everyday learner and researcher, Lance believes real health opportunities exist outside of the mainstream medical industry.

Passionate, he has begun creating an all natural products movement from the ground up at: www.allnaturalfreespirit.com


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REIKI & THE LAW OF ATTRACTION: Judith and Chris Conroy are giving away a FREE gift ebook called "Reiki & The Law of Attraction" to offer you more insight into the Law of Attraction, and how you can work with Reiki for manifestation, as well as healing and transformation.  
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A JOURNEY TO WILD DIVINE
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OPEN YOUR THIRD EYE
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FIVE SECRET TIBETAN REJUVENATION RITES
Five Secret Tibetan Exercises to tone your muscles and supercharge your energy centers. Turn back the clock and rejuvenate your body!


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REIKI BOOKS, CDs, DVDs, MAGAZINES
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A GUIDE TO COLOR HEALING and COLOR MEDITATION
Instructions and exercises to develop color consciousness.


47 SIMPLE HERBAL REMEDIES
Learn how to take care of your health naturally!


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