The Music/Alzheimer’s Connection & More

 

I’ve featured a number of posts about the benefits of various forms of music, including a track that’s been proven to reduce anxiety and stress by up to 65%. And I’ve seen reports and videos of how reintroducing music into the lives of Alzheimer’s patients, especially if it has some connection with an earlier part of the person’s life, has brought about some amazing transformations. This article from a Brain Health Breakthroughs newsletter by Lee Euler says the same thing, plus brings out a couple of other very interesting points about the effect music can have on the foods we choose to eat, how competitive we are at playing games and more…..

 

UCLA study: Reverse memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s through diet and lifestyle changes!

This Simple Therapy Might Slow Alzheimer’s

(by Lee Euler) Researchers at the University of Utah think they may have found a way that might – just might – slow the progress of Alzheimer’s disease – no drugs, foods or supplements required.

The non-invasive technique they’re studying stimulates parts of the brain that Alzheimer’s doesn’t touch. And the Utah scientists think that it could be useful for supporting brain areas linked to memory and mood that can still be revived.

The therapy they’re analyzing? Music. From what they’ve learned so far, it also helps people with Alzheimer’s feel more grounded and connected to reality. Here’s how to put it to work for yourself or someone you love. . .

Using Music to Physically Change the Brain

You may have heard that many long-term care facilities play music to their Alzheimer’s patients, and find it has a soothing effect. In many cases, music helps family members and staff communicate with patients whose memories are very nearly gone.

In the Utah study, researchers used brain imaging to show that, when Alzheimer’s patients listen to familiar music, it activates parts of the brain called the executive network and the salience network as well as the cerebellar and cortico-cerebellar network. At the same time, these brain regions displayed what the scientists call “higher functional connectivity.”

In other words, after weeks of listening to music, many of the neurons in the brains of Alzheimer’s victims formed stronger networks capable of exchanging nerve impulses.1

“This is objective evidence from brain imaging that shows personally meaningful music is an alternative route for communicating with patients who have Alzheimer’s disease,” says researcher Normal Foster who directs the Center for Alzheimer’s care at the University of Utah.

“Language and visual memory pathways are damaged early as the disease progresses, but personalized music programs can activate the brain, especially for patients who are losing contact with their environment.”

Now the researchers admit they need to further study these effects. They don’t really know if the benefits can be prolonged or if they’re only temporary. The improved connections among neurons may not last.

My guess is they don’t last, but that’s okay. It’s an easy therapy to continue. And from what is well-known about the brain’s “use it or lose it” character, we shouldn’t be surprised that benefits fade.

Helps Healthy People, Too

Aside from this research on Alzheimer’s patients, other investigations have shown how particular types of music can have an effect on our daily activities.

For example, a study in India shows that listening to meditative music – what the researchers call “yoga music” – at bedtime has important health benefits for the heart, reduces anxiety and helps bring on sleep.2

In this test, the yoga music increased what is called heart rate variability – a measure of how well the heart adapts to the body’s needs. Generally speaking, the greater your heart rate variability, the better your heart health.

Music also boasts many other benefits:

Enhances creativity: Research in the Netherlands shows that listening to happy music – defined by the researchers as classical music that is uplifting – helps people solve problems in more creative ways. This study found that listeners to this type of music enjoy more flexibility in their thinking that allows them to come up with innovative solutions that are “outside the box.”3

Influences what you eat: You should beware the music played at a restaurant. While soft, soothing music can be conducive to making healthy choices from the menu, a study at the University of South Florida shows that louder, raucous music can make you lean more toward junk food.4

You may have noticed that no matter what activity you take part in nowadays, it’s likely to be accompanied by music. Every retail outlet you go into has piped-in music. Sporting events are often bathed in sound. Even my doctor’s office has soft music playing in the waiting room.

So it’s a safe bet that all of these musical environments have been designed to try to make you spend more money or, in the case of the doctor’s office, keep you calm.

Oh, and one more bit of advice. If you’re a Dad and your family has a game night at home, don’t let the kids play rock music while you compete. A study in Australia shows that rock music distracts men – but not women – and makes them commit more mistakes while playing board games.5

References:

1 https://healthcare.utah.edu/publicaffairs/news/2018/04/alzheimer.php

2 https://esc365.escardio.org/Congress/ESC-Congress-2018/Poster-Session-5-Cardiovascular-rehabilitation/178793-evaluation-of-heart-rate-variability-and-cardiac-autonomic-control-on-exposure-to-indian-music-and-slow-music-yoga-asana-before-sleep-at-night

3 https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0182210

4 http://news.usf.edu/article/templates/?a=8421&z=220

5 https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2016/205/11/razors-edge-australian-rock-music-impairs-mens-performance-when-pretending-be

And here’s a short news clip about a music program that’s been introduced to Alzheimer’s patients….

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More Encouraging News About Treating Alzheimer’s Naturally

Music Is A Multi-purpose Health Aid

Using Solfeggion Frequencies To Repair DNA And More

 

Salud!

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Disclaimer: Please note that any information here is provided as a guideline only, and is not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained health care practitioner, and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.

Worried About EMFs? Then You Should Know About Shungite!

 

 

The Amazing Power of Shungite

You know how it is when you have never heard of or seen something, and then once you do it seems to start popping up everywhere? Well, that’s the way it was with shungite a couple of years ago. This rare mineral is found in only ONE place on the whole planet, which is in Russia,  and dates back 2 billion (that’s billion, with a “b”!) years. I find that in and of itself fascinating, but what really peaked my interest was shungites’s ability to help with a number of health conditions, as well as neutralize/off-set EMFs.

In fact, shungite offers wide ranging health benefits “stemming from its extremely unique molecular structure,” and is said to help with skin conditions, high blood pressure, allergies, inflammation and more. “It has unique physical and chemical properties due to its micro-structure (atomic structure, conductivity, and magnetic properties) and consists of unusually large, hollow, and stable carbon structures with a high oxidative and reductive capacity, which is where shungite derives its antioxidant properties.”

I found that information and more amazing facts about shungite in a great little booklet titled Shungite: The Electro-pollution Solution, written and offered as a free download by Valerie Burke, who creates jewelry and other objects made of shungite that help people in dealing with all the “radiation smog” that has become a part of daily life. You can go here to download the pdf , and here to check out the products she offers and also learn about making shungite water, which I started making about 2 months ago. There are also videos on YouTube about it.

Another option for getting shungite jewelry is Vibes Up, one of my favorite places for items that off-set EMFs, balance and energize the body, and so much more. I’ve written several posts about some of the VU products and use a number of them on a daily basis. After getting a “donut” pendant (which I wear everywhere, except in the shower) for myself and sweet little shungite sphere in a bowl of baby crystals for my computer desk, plus some elite/noble stones for water through Valerie’s Shungite Queen website, I got a couple of “chippy” bracelets from VU and wear those almost all the time. AND I just learned that Kaitlyn at VU has a couple of great deals going right now….one is a $99 Vibration Essentials 11 piece kit that’s valued at $462 AND a 70% off on jewelry special! Shungite is NOT inexpensive and often hard to find, since it’s such a rare mineral, so now would be a great time to get some for yourself and your loved ones.

Both Valerie and Kaitlyn are so big-hearted and devoted to giving you great customer service and quality products that you can’t go wrong at either site. And keep in mind that the holiday season is fast approaching (how did that happen?!) and the type of items they create would make not only unique, but also uplifting, health-promoting gifts for anyone on your list, especially those surrounded by technology, which is pretty much everyone these days. So download your free shungite report and then get a jump on your shopping at either or both of these sites. Personally, I love knowing my dollars are being spent to support businesses like these!

Related Self-help Health post: EMFs, Your Health & VIbes UP

 

Salud!

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Disclaimer: Please note that any information here is provided as a guideline only, and is not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained health care practitioner, and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.

 

Altruism, Cancer Survival, Better Health And The Vagus Nerve Connection

 

FYI, I read Lynne’s The Power of 8 book a number of months ago, attended her Become A Better Healer course, and shortly after that became a member of a Power of 8 group. Love how this article of hers just adds more “fuel to the fire” of how altruism and intending for others is one of the best things people can do for their OWN health…….

When doing for others saves your life

(by Lynne Mctaggart) Lately, I’ve been investigating the healing power of acts of compassion on the person doing the giving, and the profound effect it can have on your immune system.

This effect all has to do with the function of the vagus nerve, one of the longest of the body, which originates at the top of the spinal cord and works its way through the heart, the lungs, the muscles of the face, the liver, and the digestive organs.

Dacher Keltner, a psychologist at University of California at Berkeley, says that the vagus nerve has three functions: to connect with all the communication systems involved with caretaking; to slow down your heart rate, calming the effects of any fight-or-flight autonomic nervous system activity, the body’s response to stress of any sort; and to initiate the release of oxytocin, a neuropeptide that plays a role in love, trust, intimacy, and devotion.

The vagus nerve also connects the brain to every organ involved in digestion and it’s a central communicator between the brain and body.

Dacher Kelter has found that this key nerve gets activated whenever we engage in our higher emotions: altruism, kindness and compassion. He’s also shown that activation of the vagus nerve helps to nurture universal love in a person and a greater acceptance of differences between the self and the other.

If oxytocin is the “love hormone,” as it is generally referred to, the vagus nerve, maintains Keltner, is the love nerve.

But when it’s activated, as when we show compassion or gratitude, it’s also the healing nerve.

Perhaps the most compelling evidence of this was produced by researchers at Vrije University in Brussels, who reviewed 12 studies involving 1,822 cancer patients. They’d monitored ​heart rate variability (HRV), which is an indicator both of the health of the heart and of vagus nerve activity.

What they found was extraordinary. The higher the vagus nerve activity, the slower the cancer progressed in these patients, no matter what type of cancer they had.

This was particularly evident with patients suffering from advanced cancer that had spread.

In biological terms, activating the vagus nerve and increasing levels of oxytocin has a marked healing effect on the body.

David Hamilton, the former medical researcher and author of Why Kindness Is Good for You, made a study of the healing effects of increased oxytocin levels and found evidence that high levels of the hormone lower inflammation and boost the immune system, aid digestion, lower blood pressure, heal wounds faster, and even repair damage to the heart after a heart attack.

Oxytocin plays a key role in turning undifferentiated stem cells into mature cells, which also help in repair and renewal.

This would partly explain why a healthy vagus nerve has such a profound effect on cancer survival.

And we’ve discovered repeatedly in my Power of Eight and Intention Experiments that people experience instant healings of every variety—including from cancer—when they get off of themselves and send intention to the other.

It’s clear that altruism brings out all the loftier emotions in us; it might be the emotion that most defines our humanity—our sense of a life well lived—and gives our life a sense of meaning.

But clearly, it’s more than a feel-good exercise. The powerfully transformational mechanisms at work in my healing intention groups may be the unique power of group prayer coupled with a deliberate focus away from the self.

In seeing yourself in the other, in joining together as one, other people, it turns out—particularly a small group of them praying with you—could be your salvation, even from cancer.

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And you may be interested in this……
Monday, October 29th at 10 am Pacific/ 11 am Mountain/ 12 noon Central/ 1 pm Eastern/ 5 pm UK Time/ 6 pm Europe.
(Please note that daylight saving times end on Oct 28 in the UK and Europe, but not in the US.)
Among the fascinating and mind-expanding topics they’ll be discussing:
– How instant healing in the body might happen
– Why Darwin was wrong about ‘survival of the fittest’ and the implications for healing and thriving
– The role of the Field – and fields generated by the body – in self-healing
– The rare DNA fusion that occurred in humans, setting us apart from other primates, which enables us to self-regulate healing
– The extraordinary amplifying healing effect of small and large cooperative groups
– The power of altruism and heart-centered activities to heal the giver and end competition and polarization
They’ll also be sharing with you some of our latest research in the field and what it means for our capacity to heal each other.
This 60-minute webinar is free and will be run simultaneously on both Gregg’s and Lynne’s Facebook page. To watch, simply tune in on one of the pages on Monday, October 29th at 10 am Pacific/ 11 am Mountain/ 12 noon Central/ 1 pm Eastern/ 5 pm UK Time/ 6 pm Europe.

p. s. Lynne is also going to be interviewing Dr Bruce Lipton,  Reconnective Healing creator Eric Pearl, and Dr Joe Dispenza in future presentations. Nothing to sign up for; you just go to her Facebook page at the appropriate time or follow her page.

 

Salud!

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Disclaimer: Please note that any information here is provided as a guideline only, and is not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained healthcare practitioner, and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.

Fascinating Research On The Placebo Effect!

 

Fascinating research findings….

The First Open-Label Placebo Study Produces Remarkable Results

The First Open-Label Placebo Study Produces Remarkable Results

A placebo is a pharmacologically inert substance that is used as a control in clinical trials. The placebo is capable of causing positive health effects on certain sick individuals—especially if they do not know that they are receiving an inert substance (e. g. water, sugar) and believe it is a real medication. This has long been known to the medical community, but Ted Kaptchuk, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and one of the leading researchers on the placebo effect, wanted to take his research one step further. He thought, what if instead of deceiving people to the fact that they were taking a medicine, he actually told them the truth? And so he launched the first open-label placebo, or so-called honest placebo trial.

The first study was conducted on people with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). The result was that compared to the people who received no treatment, nearly twice as many people in the trial who knowingly received the placebo pills reported experiencing symptom relief. Not only that, but the men and women who took the placebo doubled their rate of improvement, equaling the effects of two IBS medications commonly used. “I was entirely confused,” says Kaptchuk. “I had hoped it would happen, but it still defies common wisdom.”

When it comes to taking placebos, a certain number of people will accept, believe, and surrender to the thought of being healed or feeling relief from their symptoms without any analysis. As they do this, they begin to program their autonomic nervous system to create the exact pharmacy of chemicals equal to the substance or treatment they think they are receiving. This begs the questions: Is it the inert substance that’s doing the healing? Or is it the body’s innate capacity to heal by thought alone?

Double-blind and triple-blind studies have been the standard in the medical and pharmaceutical industries because it’s known that the mind has an important effect on the efficacy of how drugs work. This has been the common understanding throughout the world, but now this new research is actually showing that people can knowingly take a placebo and experience positive effects without even thinking that it will or will not work. A certain number of people will simply respond to the inert substance with the knowing that there’s no active ingredient in it.

What this demonstrates is that the act of taking pills over time to reduce symptoms becomes the subconscious belief that a substance will heal us. When you combine this idea with the constant barrage of commercials designed to further program us into believing that we need something outside of us to change how we feel inside of us, maybe the conscious mind is not so important after all.

Read the rest of the article here.

 

An entertaining video that illustrates the placebo effect in action…..

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The Placebo Effect & How It Helps You Heal 

Epigenetics & Your DNA

Also, fyi, if you act quickly you can gain access to a free masterclass by energy medicine pioneer Donna Eden as a lead-in to her extremely popular MindValley Energy Medicine course. You pick up a couple of neat self-help health “tricks” in the process. Sign up here.

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Curb Your Entire Risk Of Cancer……With 3 Simple Words!

 

I know I’ve done several posts about gratitude before, but can you ever be reminded too often of how effective it can be in creating health and well-being?! Here’s an article by Lee Euler about how three simple words are powerful enough to curb your entire cancer risk…..

(By Lee Euler) Anxiety, stress, and depression are at an all-time high right now – especially in America. In its most recent annual survey of stress in Americans (2017), the American Psychological Association found a statistically significant increase in stress levels in the U.S. over what was reported the year before.

Some of the reasons were political, some had to do with the uncertainty that comes with modern living.

I’m sure you know stress isn’t good for us. It has profound effects at the physiological level. As your adrenal glands release the stress hormones, adrenaline and cortisol, you sweat more, your pupils get bigger, and your heart rate increases.

But the problem potentially can get much worse than dilated pupils and a faster heartbeat. . .

If the stress response becomes chronic – meaning that basically it never stops, as opposed to being a brief response to a short-term problem – then it changes your immune cells, leading to long-term inflammation.

That puts you on a slippery slope, because inflammation often causes chronic pain like arthritis or autoimmune conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease. Besides that, a growing body of evidence links inflammation to a higher risk of heart disease, depression, and a variety of cancers.

Yet incredibly, there’s a simple phrase you can say on a daily basis that might keep all these problems at bay…

Where psychology and biology intersect

If you’re curious how chronic stress can have such a profound effect on your immune system, the answer is pretty simple, as shown by a consortium of researchers across the U.S. who participated in a study recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

It turns out that chronic stress alters the gene activity of your immune cells. And this happens before they even enter the bloodstream. That means your immune cells are armed and ready to fight infection or trauma before they even find any infection or trauma to fight.

The change takes place in your bone marrow, where a stress-induced modification selects for an immune cell that will be pro-inflammatory. This means that stressful experiences affect gene expression in your immune system.

And that means working for a rotten boss, or facing debt, or engaging in a feud with someone affects you on the most profound cellular level.

These cellular changes lead to the unpleasant symptoms so much of our population knows too well – fatigue, depression, trouble sleeping, and shorter tempers. Experts have long blamed genetics and environment for these issues, and those things certainly play a role. But increasing research shows that low-grade inflammation affects all these symptoms, across ethnic groups, income brackets, education levels, and geographic boundaries.

Doctor says three words help keep “inflammation emotions” at bay

Yet even as the research points to more problems raining down on us as a result of our rising inflammation levels, increasing amounts of research also point to holistic treatments as the best way to handle it all.

If you prefer a more scientific explanation, think of it this way: Any time your cortisol and adrenaline levels spike, inflammation increases all over your body. This affects your emotions, prompting what Dr. Deepak Chopra calls the “inflammation emotions” – fear, anxiety, anger, and hostility.

But — here’s the flipside. It’s a proven fact that positive emotions lower inflammation. Dr. Chopra himself published a study that tracked patients with chronic heart failure who were asked to write something in a gratitude journal every night.

The inflammation markers in the blood of those patients went down, and their health improved to a significant degree. In fact, writing in a gratitude journal had a greater positive effect than any drug.

Some might argue it’s like walking a tightrope… because the bigger your problems are, the harder it becomes to do something positive such as expressing gratitude – especially when your health is on the decline and your emotions are spiraling downward.

Yet gratitude could be the easiest and quickest way to get you back on a path toward good health. True, there are many other holistic steps you can take to lower inflammation, including working on building good relationships with friends and family so you experience positive emotions — empathy, joy, and a sense of calm — more often. Meditation also works wonders. Getting fresh air outdoors helps a great deal.

But simply expressing gratitude is probably the easiest of any of these. Really, expressing gratitude is as easy as saying the three words “I’m grateful for…” and then filling in the blank as you go about your day.

How to start your gratitude practice

The big takeaway here is not complicated: finding and appreciating the good things in your life will help you feel better. And when you feel better, you make better choices. You can handle more. You want to do more, like take a walk or try a new recipe or do any of the countless other things that keep your body healthy and cancer-free.

Here are some tips on starting your gratitude practice:

  • Commit to writing a few lines every morning or evening in a gratitude journal. List at least one thing you’re thankful for, and why. You can use a blank journal or get one of the many guided journals available online (just Google the phrase “guided gratitude journal”).
  • Be specific. One of the reasons gratitude journaling works is that it changes the way you look at your entire life. So, yes, you can write the same list of things every day – but don’t stop there! Look for new things to be grateful about and write down why you’re grateful. For example, “I’m grateful my sister invited me over to dinner on a day I was running behind and didn’t have time to cook.” Or, “I’m grateful I got a phone call from a friend I haven’t talked to in a while.”
  • Write in your gratitude journal when you feel calm and focused. If you’re always exhausted just before bed, it might be better to switch your practice to right after you wake up.
  • Focus some of your gratitude on people you’re thankful for instead of just material items or personal situations. You’ll find it can improve your relationships with them – particularly if you go a step beyond and tell them you’re grateful for them.
  • Writing out your gratitude statements by hand is reportedly the most effective way to benefit from this practice, but if you’re always on the go you might try a gratitude app like *Mojo or Day One.

A gratitude journal is not a magic cure-all for everything that ails you. It’s one thing among many we all need to do. But if you want to reverse the symptoms… lower inflammation levels and halt the progression of diseases like cancer… and avoid getting stuck on the path of no return, gratitude is the first – and easiest – step you can take.

Do I keep a gratitude journal? No, I offer prayers of thanks every night before I go to bed, and I take that occasion to thank God for all the good things in my life – the ones that are always there AND the new ones that happened that day. It’s a pretty lengthy part of my prayers, because when you start doing this it turns out there’s an enormous amount of good things – most of them things you don’t really give much thought to.

Written journal or prayers of thanks – the practice reminds you and requires you to focus on the positives in your life. And, frankly, this isn’t “natural” and few of us do it without prodding. You will find it wreaks a marvelous transformation in your life. — Lee Euler

Source: https://www.cancerdefeated.com/these-three-words-are-powerful-enough-to-curb-your-entire-cancer-risk/7028/

* There are numerous on-line groups that focus on posting what you’re grateful for…..here’s one of them….https://www.facebook.com/groups/1715465898721698/

Related Self-help Health posts: Gratitude & The DNA Connection, Get Healthier With Gratitude

 

Salud!

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Disclaimer: Please note that any information here is provided as a guideline only, and is not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained healthcare practitioner, and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.

Clear The Air Of Bacteria AND More With…..Smudging!

 

Turns out smudging has been proven to clear the air of more than just “bad vibes”……

(image: spiritscience.net)

Smudging has long been recognized as an effective way of removing negative energy and evil spirits, but does this spiritual practice have more to offer? New data reveals a reason that everyone, regardless of their spiritual beliefs, should give this ancient cleansing technique a try.

Despite the fact that many Americans view the practice of smudging your home as a ‘new age’ technique, it can be traced back thousands of years to the teachings of the Native Americans, used to cleanse their spirit. Also known as the ‘Sacred Smoke Bowl Blessing’, practitioners would burn herbs in a special bowl, the smoke created believed to be the cleansing property. Today, dried herbs tied together known as smudge sticks make the process even easier.

Many view the practice as skeptical at best, questioning whether those who practice today genuinely see any benefit from their efforts, or whether this ‘spiritual shower’ is merely a placebo effect. After all, if we truly believe that negativity has been removed from our lives, focusing on the positive side of life would that not, in turn, evoke the law of attraction, our own positivity, in turn, attracting more? At the same time, if it’s working and bringing more positivity into the world, is it really a bad thing?

If you’ve been wavering on giving this technique a try in your own life, a new study published in the ‘Journal of Ethnopharmacology’ looked closely at the practice of studying and the potential physical impact it may have on our lives. The research team looked at the use of single and multi-ingredient herbal and non-herbal smudging remedies as they were administered across 50 different countries.

Surprisingly, they found the use of smoke as a delivery system was more common than they had previously believed, largely used to address pulmonary, neurological and dermatological concerns. This medicinal use of smoke, the team explained, showed great promise and should be explored by those practicing modern medicine as a potential drug delivery system for many of today’s modern remedies. Furthermore, the team found that smudging was an effective way to cleanse a room not only of negative energy but also of airborne bacteria, improving air quality!

In their research, the team revealed that a 1-hour treatment of the medicinal smoke, created by burning both wood and a ‘mixture of odoriferous and medicinal herbs’ was effective in removing over 94% of the airborne bacterial populations in the space. This meant that the smudging treatment was equally as effective to, or even more effective than modern antibacterial sprays without the use of potentially harmful chemicals. Adding to the promise, a month after the smudging was completed the bacteria was still undetectable in the space.

As we continue to better understand the impact that many of these pathogens have on our lives, our society pushes the use of these chemical concoctions to kill off as many of these harmful bacteria as we can. However, this data raises the question – are we unnecessarily introducing more chemicals into our lives. Did we have the answer all along? For those that believe in its effectiveness, and it’s hard not to given these facts, smudging may be the safer, all -natural approach to protecting ourselves and our homes!

Article Source: https://awarenessact.com/study-reveals-how-smudging-does-a-lot-more-than-clear-evil-spirits/?=tet

And here’s a good article that goes into even more benefits of smudging, like stress reduction and allergy relief, plus has in-depth “how to” instructions for those who are new to the practice. It makes the process seem rather complicated and ritualistic, but just follow what feels right to you…..

https://www.naturallivingideas.com/smudging/

FYI, you can find a variety of smudge packs and other natural remedies at discount prices at iHerb.com (use code CJG192 if you are a new customer and spend more than $40 and you will get $5 off your purchase). Plus, you can take advantage of their wonderful Trial Offer and Specials sections; shipping is free on orders of $20 or more, you earn loyalty rewards cash, AND you get an extra 5% off on orders over $60. 

Sivana offers a number of smudge kits and related items, and for those who are looking for a smoke-less way to enhance the air quality in their environment, Vitacost.com, which is another one of my favorite on-line places to shops, carries Heritage Products Aura Smudge. Great discount prices, ever-expanding inventory, free shipping on $49 and up, and if you are a new customer and use the link on my website you will get a $10 off coupon with your first order of $25 or more. Woo-hoo! 

 

Salud!

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Disclaimer: Please note that any information here is provided as a guideline only, and is not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained healthcare practitioner, and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.

Free Docu-series About Natural Remedies, YogaQuest Masterclass, Money & Success E-book And More!

 

Just a quick post to let you know about these free resources for you to check out!

 

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The Remedy docuseries will take you on an unforgettable journey into the heart of Green Medicine. A journey that will open your eyes to a revolutionary new perspective on health and healing.

A number of the natural solutions explored in Remedy have been used to successfully treat and even reverse the most devastating illnesses we humans face… cancer, heart disease, autoimmune disorders, diabetes, Alzheimer’s… even Lyme Disease. You know this, we use them in our superfoods blends …

These ancient remedies have also been proven to reverse the common health challenges that we face as we get older like – chronic pain, stress and anxiety disorders, insomnia and chronic fatigue.

You can discover the power of Ancient Medicines by signing up for this free series here. The series has already started, but there are replays of the sessions available. And usually on the weekend they make the whole series available for those who missed it or want to re-watch certain episodes.


 

And check out my What’s New page for information about two free Masterclasses from MindValley. One is as new offering called YogaQuest…….

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Yoga isn’t just a “workout” — It’s also a “work-IN.” And to prove to you that anyone–even you—can cultivate a beautiful yoga practice, you can follow along to a gentle and rejuvenating 20-minute yoga flow during the Masterclass itself that’s perfect for beginners and seasoned practitioners alike.

The other Masterclass that I know you’ll enjoy and find very useful is Embrace Your Energy Body with Jeffrey Allen. I’ve taken several of his classes and courses and always find them to be entertaining, insightful and very helpful with all areas of my life…..

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Sign up for the Embrace Your Energy Body Masterclass being offered by MindValley and experience for yourself how easy and enjoyable learning to work with energy can be. This class is a great way to dip your toes in the water and get an idea of what taking Jeffrey’s Duality course would be like. I highly recommend attending the Masterclass and taking Duality. You will likely end up feeling that it is one of the best life decisions you have ever made, AND the on-line community connected with the course is one of the best around!

Ready to give yourself the gift of greater self-awareness, new possibilities, improved health, more alignment with your heart’s desire, and tools to simplify, enhance and expand your life and well-being?


 

And finally, here’s a free e-book being offered by The Tapping Solution (EFT) as an intro to their Financial Success & Personal Fulfillment series that starts in a few days…..

 

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You can find out more about these three freebies on my What’s New webpage.

 

Salud!

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Disclaimer: Please note that any information here is provided as a guideline only, and is not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained healthcare practitioner, and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.

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