BioScan MSA (meridian stress assessment) Technology provides a comprehensive test that measures the flow of energy according to European medical research through acupuncture points, which are related to the body’s organs, glands and bodily systems. This technology combines with Traditional Chinese Medicine to give an extraordinary perspective on the state of your body’s health. Each acupoint is connected to a meridian or energy channel which, in turn, is connected to an organ, gland or bodily system.
The test requires that the client hold a small brass hand mass in one hand while the practitioner uses a blunt-ended stylus to touch various meridian points, or acupoints, on your hands and feet. A small current of 2.4 volts goes into each point. It is painless and non-invasive. The equipment measures the time it takes for the current to make one complete circuit using a highly sensitive ohmmeter, much like an EKG machine. If there is any inflammation impeding the flow of energy, the equipment detects and reports it on a print-out, so the practitioner can make nutritional recommendations that will strengthen and balance your body in the area(s) needed, working on high-priority areas first.
The practitioner can use this equipment to find natural remedies for people, and as common sense would have it, what will work for one person won’t always work for the next. In this way, the results are completely customized to each client’s needs. The practitioner can pull the frequency of a potential remedy from the software’s virtual library or use the metal test plate that is wired in as part of the client’s circuit and place a sample remedy on it. The test plate can be used to test anything against the client’s meridians by absorbing the frequency of what is on it and incorporating it into the client’s circuit. This way, the practitioner can find out if something balances that person or throws them off.
BioScan technology can also be used to determine nutrient deficiencies of vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, essential amino acids, and digestive enzymes; as well as hormonal imbalances, the presence of parasites, bacteria and Candida, and food/environmental sensitivities.
To book a BioScan appointment, please email Janice Buckler, BSc, RHN in Tatamagouche, NS, at natural.legends.health@ gmail.com.
In some cultures, people thrive on vegetarian or near-vegetarian diets. These people are extremely healthy, with little or no degenerative disease. This led many enthusiasts to proclaim that the only healthy diet is a vegetarian one; however, there are other cultures, equally disease-free, who live almost entirely on animal foods. The common thread to both dietary extremes is what they leave out!
Both groups get plenty of exercise and eat only natural foods, i.e., no refined sugar/flour, soft drinks, artificial fats/colorings/flavorings, or preservatives. If we were to exercise heavily and skip the processed foods, we would probably be as healthy as they are, no matter what else we ate.
The following guidelines provide a plan for a healthy, long-tern diet.
Drink half your weight in ounces of purified water daily.Eat four (4) cups of veggies each day, with two (2) of those being green vegetables (spinach, lettuce, celery, green peppers, green beans, etc.)Eliminate all refined sugars, refined flours, alcohol, coffee, tea, chocolate, tobacco, and processed meats.Consume concentrated sugars separately, i.e., not with proteins or fats at the same meal. Examples of concentrated sugars include white sugar, brown sugar, raw sugar, corn syrup, molasses, honey, maple syrup, sucrose, glucose, fructose, dextrose, and malto-dextrin.Ideal fat sources are butter, olive oil, peanut oil, fish oils, and the naturally-occurring fats found in poultry, lean meats, raw nuts/seeds and avocado.Regularly eat fermented foods (yogurt, sauerkraut, tofu, miso, and kefir) to provide the body with the beneficial microflora we all need.Most meals should contain high-quality protein (eggs, fish, poultry, raw milk/cheese, and/or balanced legume-grain/seed/nut combinations).Choose organic foods whenever possible.Aim for the following proportions:
*Complex carbs are natural, unrefined starches (whole grains, vegetables, legumes).
*Simple carbs are natural, unsweetened fruits and fruit juices.
*Refined carbs are any foods containing white flour or concentrated sugars (examples in #4 above).
Blood tests for thyroid function only measure the thyroid hormone in the blood, which may have no relation to the amount of hormone that actually gets into the cells which need it. Blood tests can show adequate levels of T-4 hormone but the person has all the signs of low thyroid function, because not enough T-3 hormone is getting to the tissues. As a result, most cases of hypothyroidism (low functioning thyroid) go undetected.
There is a simple and reliable test you can do at home to test if your thyroid gland if functioning optimally or not. It’s called the basal temperature test (BTT). The BTT measures the result of one critical thyroid activity, the maintenance of body temperature.
The ideal temperature at which all bodily biochemical reactions function most efficiently is 37 C (98.6 F). When temperatures are below or above this norm, chemical messengers become mis-shapen and no longer precisely fit into the receptor sites they are intended to activate. A shift in temperature of only a fraction of a degree can have a significant effect on the degree of “fit” between enzyme and substrate, neurotransmitter and receptor, hormone and target cell, antibody and foreign protein.
The BTT requires taking underarm (axillary) temperature first thing in the morning before rising, when the entire body is at complete rest. Men, prepubescent and post-menopausal women can take this test any time. To eliminate the temperature fluctuations that accompany one’s cycle, menstruating women need to do the BTT on the second and third mornings after their flow begins.
To do the BTT, place a liquid-type clinical thermometer, well-shaken down, by your bedside. Upon awakening and before stirring from bed, place the bulb of the thermometer under your arm and hold it there for 10 minutes. Record the reading for two consecutive days. A range from 36.6 C (97.8 F) to 36.8 C (98.2 F) suggests normal thyroid function. Temperatures below 36.6 C (97.8 F) indicate low thyroid function (hypothyroidism). Those above 36.8 C (98.2 F) indicate an overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism).
If a person has both a low BTT reading and symptoms of low thyroid function, then hypothyroidism is almost certain.
Nutrients that support thyroid function include iodine, selenium, cysteine and the B-complex vitamins.
This is a time-tested technique for safely removing gallstones from the gall bladder. Some find it easy to do. Some find it harsh. But, it has a very high success rate with no known reports of injury. Although, it has never happened in thousands of cases, there is a ‘theoretical’ risk of a large stone becoming lodged in the bile duct whereby it would need to be removed surgically, however, most gallstones are solidified cholesterol. The following procedure makes them very soft, so they can be expelled easily. Stones as large as ¾ of an inch have been safely passed in this manner, without surgery.
For at least two weeks prior to starting this cleanse, take two flaxseed oil capsules and at least 400 IU of vitamin E daily.On the first day of the cleanse, take no prescription meds or supplements that are not essential.
Eat a zero-fat breakfast and lunch (i.e., only fruit, vegetables, whole grains and/or protein supplement).Eat nothing after 2pm.Mix 3 TBSP of Epsom salts into 3 cups of water and put it in the fridge.At 6pm, drink ¾ cup of cold Epsom salt solution.At 8pm, drink another ¾ cup of cold Epsom salt solution.At 9:45pm, pour ½ cup of olive oil into a glass, squeeze in a whole grapefruit and mix until watery.At 10pm, drink the olive oil mixture and immediately lie down.Stay still for 20 minutes, then go to sleep.
After 6am, take another ¾ cup of cold Epsom salt solution.Two hours later, take the rest of the cold Epsom salt solution.Two hours after that, start to eat again.Start with fruit or fruit juice.Eat a light lunch and by suppertime, you will be feeling like your usual self again.
By the end of the second day, stones should appear in the toilet bowl, mixed with feces. There may be a hundred tiny ones, a few larger ones, some fragments, or perhaps only sludge. Colors range from pea green to emerald green to very dark green (almost black). The cleanse can be repeated every three weeks until the gallstones stop coming out (sometimes there may be over 1000 tiny stones).
Firstly, insulin-dependent diabetics should not fast. Having said that, and continuing from “Ways to Detoxify – Part One”, the next part of this topic involves “The Cleansing Fast”.
The Cleansing Fast cleanses the kidneys, liver and bowels, the three major eliminative organs. It may be repeated two to three times per year.
DAYS 1 – 3: Mix 1.5 cups of freshly squeezed lemon juice with two litres of pure water (add a little honey if desired for palatability). This tonic is to be sipped slowly throughout the day. In addition to this, once a day in a large glass of water, take a heaping TBSP of a good dried herbal-fibre blend containing as many of the following you can get: psyllium, pectin, guar gum, peppermint leaf, garlic, papaya, dandelion root, buchu leaf, burdock rot, yellow dock root, rhubarb root, cinnamon bark, barberry bark, plantain leaf.
DAYS 4 – 5: Stop the lemon water drink, but continue with the herbal-fibre mixture and drink as much as you want of any of the following: pure water, tomato juice, carrot juice, dilute grape juice, or other vegetable or fruit juices (except citrus).
DAYS 6 – 7: Continue with the herbal-fibre mixture and add raw vegetables and fruits.
DAY 8: As above and add lightly steamed vegetables.
DAY 9: As above and add raw unsalted nuts and/or seeds.
DAY 10 and onward: Stop the herbal-fibre mixture and gradually return to a sound, healthful diet.
NOTE: Two liters is the minimum amount of liquid each day. More may be consumed if desired. Use of supplements can be given a break during your fast, however, vitamin C is usually beneficial during this time. If fresh lemons are not available, use pure, concentrated lemon juice in equivalent amounts (preferably organic).
Successful nutritional programs include two fundamental aspects: (1) Detoxifying; and (2) Rebuilding. Today we are going to talk about detoxification (internal cleansing).
Cells take in nutrients and discard wastes. If wastes are not eliminated, they accumulate and prevent cells from receiving proper nourishment. The best diet/supplements in the world cannot help cells that are strangling in their own waste.
WAYS TO DETOXIFY
Reduce Internal Pollution: The first step to cleansing the body is to stop ingesting so many toxins. We typically overload our bodies by ingesting substances that were never meant to be consumed, e.g., refined sugars, refined flour, tobacco smoke, soft drinks, drugs, alcohol, artificial colorings, preservatives, artificial flavorings, airborne pollutants, etc. These things create an overload of toxins for the body to eliminate. Even healthy food can create a toxic overload if we eat too much of it.
Exercise: Lymph vessels are the "sewage highways" of the body. Lymph fluid is the intermediary between the blood and cells, in which nutrients are exchanged and wastes carried off. The body has more lymph than blood, which must circulate without the benefit of a heart or pump. Exercise gives the lymphatic system the "massage" it needs to keep working efficiently.
Water: Water provides the medium in which all biochemical reactions take place. It is needed to eliminate wastes through the kidneys and colon, yet most of us do not drink enough. It is a good habit to consume half your weight in ounces of purified water daily.
Healthy Colon: The human colon is convoluted in shape and works best when it is full of fibre. Fibre is the indigestible outer covering of plant cells that acts like a "broom" to clean out the intestines, e.g., psyllium. It is best to consume at least 60% of food from plant sources. Animal products do not provide any fibre at all.
Mini-Fasting: Insulin-dependent diabetics should NOT fast. It could cause blood sugar levels to drop too quickly. Just about everyone else can fast safely for short periods, including most hypoglycemics. Fasting means not eating for brief periods so the body can do its "housecleaning". Fasting eases the load on the digestive organs which enables the liver to catch up on its blood-cleansing functions.
A complete rest from food can be done on a weekly or monthly basis. Ideally, it is best to choose a 24-hour period where very little activity is required. During this time, drink a minimum of 2 liters of purified water. If you feel tired, rest. If you feel sleepy, sleep. If you feel lightheaded, weak or hungry, drink more water. If at any time, you wish to end the fast, then do so. The first meal after the fast should consist of fresh, raw vegetables or fruit. Then, about two or three hours after this mini-meal, other kinds of foods can be re-introduced.
Stay tuned for next month’s issue to learn about the “Cleansing Fast” and the “Gall Bladder Flush”.
Digestive health affects every system in the body.
Due to all the toxins around today, there is a decrease in function of our digestive systems. This affects our ability to utilize nutrients and rid ourselves of cholesterol. This triggers inflammation which causes many chronic conditions.
Our digestive tracts are critical to our health because 80% of our immune system is located in the gut. It is the second largest part of our neurological system and is called the enteric nervous system or our second brain!
Many people with health issues like thyroid imbalances, chronic fatigue, joint pain, psoriasis, autism and more don’t realize that these illnesses originate in the gut.
The secret to restoring digestive health is to balance the good and bad bacteria. If you are going to be healthy, you MUST consider consuming probiotic-rich foods and supplements daily.
Probiotics hold the key to a strong immune system, treating digestive issues, mental health illness and neurological disorders. It is proven that the benefits of probiotics go far beyond what was previously thought.
Probiotics are bacteria that line your digestive tract and support your body’s ability to absorb nutrients and fight infection. There are 10 times more probiotics in your gut than cells in your body!
A newborn in the birth canal is when a baby is exposed to the bacteria of his or her mother for the first time. This event starts a chain of events inside the baby’s GI tract, and the infant starts to produce good bacteria.
If you don’t have enough probiotics, things such as digestive disorders, skin issues, candida, autoimmune disease, and frequent colds and flus can arise.
Our food contains little to no probiotics today, and in some cases, actually contain dangerous antibiotics that kill off the good bacteria in our bodies.
Benefits of adding probiotics into your diet:
Stronger immune systemImproved mood, gut bacteria produce 95% of the body's seratoninImproved digestionIncreased energy from production of vitamin B12Better breath because probiotics destroy CandidaHealthier skin….probiotics naturally treat eczema and psoriasisReduced cold and fluHealing from leaky gut syndrome and inflammatory bowel diseaseWeight loss
Beneficial Probiotic Strains:
Bifidobacterium bifidum — most dominant in infants, supports vitamin production and immune system response, inhibits harmful bacteria, prevents diarrhea.
Ideally, we would get all our trace minerals from our food. But, unfortunately, our soils aren’t as healthy as they used to be. A 1992 study found that soils today contain 86% fewer minerals than they did 100 years ago. Heavy food processing and poor diets mean that most people don’t get nearly enough, resulting in widespread mineral deficiency and chronic disease.
What Are Trace Minerals?
Trace minerals are ionic, meaning they carry a “charge” which gives them special catalyzing potential (catalyzing means to cause or accelerate a reaction). They are vital for the human body, even though our bodies don’t need much to see big results.
Of the 103 known minerals, at least 18 of them (and likely far more) fall into the trace mineral category. These include iron, zinc, magnesium, manganese, copper, phosphorus, molybdenum, iodine, chromium, potassium, selenium, sodium, chloride, sulfur, and boron. Our bodies require each one in proper balance to facilitate health and well-being.
Functions of Trace Minerals
Nourish hair and skinServe as reinforcement for bones, cartilage, and other bodily tissueEnhance circulationProduce red blood cellsFacilitate nerve impulsesPromote a strong immune systemWard off heart problemsProtect against the formation of cancer cellsImprove digestion and bowel functionFacilitate the transfer of nutrients across cell membranesRegulate the body’s maintenance and growth of cellular and muscle tissueBalance the contraction and relaxation of muscle tissueProvide both structural and functional support for the body’s vital systemsNormalize pH levels and prevent an overly acidic state inside the bodyImprove cellular communicationLiquefy stagnant and toxic lymphatic fluidFacilitate countless metabolic processes for maintaining life
Common Deficiency Symptoms:
Anemia (lack of iron)Poor digestion, brain fog, poor appetite, and chronic fatigue (lack of magnesium)Excessive fluid loss, abdominal pain, and bloating (lack of potassium)Loss of libido, poor immunity, inability to fully digest protein (zinc deficiency)Muscle cramping, tingling in the extremities, and irregular heartbeat (calcium deficiency)
How Does the Body Get Maximum Benefit from Trace Minerals?
It is in the small intestine where ionic trace minerals are pulled through mucous membranes and delivered to the bloodstream where they can immediately begin their work. Too much of one can lead to imbalances in others, and they need to be in ionic form to be well absorbed.
Ways to avoid trace mineral deficiency:
Eat fruits and vegetables grown organically using bio-dynamic farming methods that enrich the soil with beneficial bacteria and trace minerals. Conventional produce is typically grown in “dead” soils that are sprayed with pesticides and herbicides that further deplete their mineral content.Eat grass-fed, pastured varieties of meat. Grasses and other plants are loaded with vitamins and trace minerals that end up in the meat. Conventional meat derived from animals fed grains is typically lacking in trace minerals and important nutrients.Take dietary supplements to replenish your body with highly bioavailable, ionic trace minerals. Those derived from natural seawater often contain the full spectrum of ionic trace minerals for maximum potency and effectiveness.
Dry brushing once or twice a week is helpful to exfoliate to help renew the skin and remove dead skin cells to give a fresher appearance and healthier skin. Be gentle so you do not tear the skin or break down its protective layer or cause irritation. Exfoliating too much can dehydrate the skin, which is that last thing you want to do.
2. Stimulates the Lymphatic System
If your skin has too many toxins or dead skin cells, it may not be able to eliminate waste from your body as efficiently as needed. Dry brushing your skin can help your lymphatic system, which has the job of removing inflammation-causing toxins from the body. If the skin is healthy, it can help release those toxins so the body doesn’t have to work so hard to rid itself of them.
3. Reduces Cellulite
Cellulite is often caused by fluid retention, lack of circulation, weak collagen structure and increased body fat, in addition to hormonal imbalances, medical conditions, genetics, poor diet and toxicity. Dry brushing may help break down toxins from beneath the skin, which may act as a natural remedy for cellulite.
4. Unclogs Pores
Over time, your pores can get clogged with dead skin cells, pollutants and cosmetics which causes the liver and kidneys to work extra hard to get rid of impurities. Dry skin brushing unclogs your pores and helps your skin absorb nutrients better. Healthy skin allows those toxins to release easier.
5. Stress Relief
Like massage, dry brushing decreases stress which is great for your health. When you are relaxed, your body heals much faster. Stress causes changes in our hormones that can increase inflammation and trigger various other problems. Over time, stress can be dangerous by increasing the risk for heart disease, diabetes, weight gain, mental disorders, autoimmune diseases, digestive disorders and even cancer.
How to Dry Brush:
Use a natural-bristle brush (not synthetic) with a long handle so you can reach all areas of your body.Stand in a bathtub or shower to catch the falling dry skin.Do not wet the skin. It must be dry.Start at the bottom your feet and move in long sweeping motion toward your heart (stroking away from your heart can put pressure on the valves within the veins and lymph vessels, which could cause ruptured vessels and varicose veins). Brush each area several times and overlap so you don’t miss a spot. Be careful over the more sensitive areas. Your skin will become less sensitive with consistent dry brushing.Once you’ve brushed your entire body, shower or bathe as you normally would.Pat your skin dry and apply a natural oil like rose hip, olive or coconut oil to your entire body.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies. It is found in our muscles, bones, skin, blood vessels, digestive system and tendons. It is often referred to the “glue” that holds the body together.
Collagen becomes even more important as we age because production naturally begins to slow down. Other lifestyle factors can contribute to depleting collagen levels like eating a high-sugar diet, smoking, and excessive sun exposure. Consuming foods like bone broth and supplementing with collagen can provide plenty of this vital protein to help us fight back and slow down the aging process.
Top five benefits of collagen:
1. Healthy skin and hair
2. Eases joint discomfort
3. Helps seal a "leaky gut"
4. Promotes healthy metabolism, muscles, and energy levels
5. Deeper, more restful sleeps
Aside from supplementation, the best source of collagen if from BONE BROTH. So, don't throw those bones out! Make a soup! Whether it be from beef, chicken, or pork, start boiling those bones! I know "boneless" meat is easier, but "bone-in" meat is better for you!!!
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