Did you know 5,000 pounds of rose petals are required to distill 1 pound of pure rose oil, making it one of the most precious and expensive oils on the market?
Did you know a single drop of peppermint essential oil is equivalent to 28 cups of peppermint tea?
If you’re curious as to how essential oils can benefit you and your family, join me for my next webinar, Essential Oils 101, on Saturday, October 13th at 1:00 pm CDT where you will learn everything you need to know about using essential oils!
From Energizing to Calming… Essential Oils Can Help!
No matter what you’re in need of, essential oils can improve your overall well-being of mind, body, and soul naturally! Essential oils can even benefit our pets! During our webinar on Saturday, October 13th we will also discuss what oils to avoid as well as how to safely apply them to your furry friends.
Helping others achieve optimal wellness has always been a passion of mine. Nature has so much more to offer than we give credit for. Historically nature provided the only form of medicine we needed. Our scientific advances have taken us far, but sometimes going back to our roots is the simplest solution. I am motivated to demystify the world of essential oils and make them more accessible to all. Holistic and natural approaches have been the subject of extensive research over the years, and benefits can no longer be overlooked!
During this webinar you will learn:
**Various application techniques**
**Essential oils for balancing hormones**
**Ways to boost immunity with essential oils**
**Supporting digestion, improving brain function, and MANY MORE ways to use essential oils to restore health and vitality**
**Essential oils for pets**
**Quick reference guides and recipes to get you started making custom essential oil blends today!**
You can help spread the word by inviting the people you care about to sign up for Essential Oils 101.
This is guaranteed to alter the way you see your medicine cabinet!
We have access to so much information, studies, and new discoveries it can be difficult to figure out where to start. This is from my facebook group Moms Taking Charge of Digestive Health and I thought I would share.
So often we are just told about MTHFR and the rest of the genes in the methylation cycle are left out. I can’t begin to count the number of times I have heard from clients that as soon as they found out they had a MTHFR snp they were put on methylated vitamins. On top of that I usually here how great they felt, then things started getting worse than before supplementing.
I can’t express enough how important it is that we put any and all test results into context and to avoid supplementing just because of a test result. Test results are great to have but they are just one piece to the puzzle. Which puzzle I am going to talk about in this video.
This first image is a brief, simple overview of a few of the cycles connected to MTHFR. Some of the key takeaways are SAMe is a product of that pathway and used in at least 200 processes throughout the body. Another takeaway is the cofactor vitamin B6 is needed for many of these genes to work well – from the detox/transsulfuration(bottom left) to neurotransmitters(far right). So if there are deficiencies in that vitamin guess what? Those genes are going to have problems whether there is a snp or not!
I am super excited to be able to share the following information with you! Our children are now sicker than we are – over 50% of the children in the United States has a chronic illness and over 45% of those have multiple illnesses! This MUST stop!
In order for that to happen parents must be equipped with information to turn their children’s health around. Which is what the Heal Your Child Summit 2018 is all about!!!
It is an honor to be a part of this wonderful movement to empower parents and equip them with ways to take charge of their child’s health. Connecting with Health Professionals, Researchers, Community Activists, and Thought Leaders from Around the World to Share Their Most Strategic Secrets and Resources to Parents of Children with Chronic Illness is at the core of my mission. Please join me and others who are on that journey to restore health in their child through natural methods. This is a FREE online summit with an abundance of resources, strategies and practical tips from holistic, natural and, functional perspectives.
HEAL YOUR CHILD – BODY, MIND, HEART, and SOUL
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” – WHO
Imagine some of the world’s top experts on Chronic Illness coming together to discuss their #1 HEALING strategies. And not only are they gathering, but you have a VIP Invitation to this limited space event. By attending you are able to quickly and easily implement their strategies for Empowering yourself with strategies, resources, and evidence-based research to help you heal your child.
Well, there is no need to imagine. This is exactly what’s happening September 17-21, 2018 at the HEAL YOUR CHILD SUMMIT. But don’t worry if you can’t make it to every live call. We’ll be recording every moment and taking notes.
I have to warn you though, the purpose of this Summit is not to discuss the latest greatest drug or medical intervention to manage your child’s chronic illness. We are NOT in the business of diagnosing, treating, or curing disease. We WILL NOT pursue a pill for every ill. The presenters in this summit are seekers of the truth and function as detectives to help you uncover and understand the ROOT CAUSES of your child’s chronic illness.
Be sure to tune in on Monday, September 17th where I will be presenting: Healing Your Microbiome – Pesky Bugs, or Cute Critters? Here I will delve into the foundation of creating a microbiome which promotes health and restoration along with strategies to uncover the root of an imbalanced GI tract. It will be a power-packed day as Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo delves into Genetics and tackles the myths surrounding genetics: Destiny of Dis-Ease or Opportunity for Health and Prevention.
You will also want to tune into my friend and functional medicine colleague Dr. Neil Paulvin as he provides insights on craniosacral therapy and opening up healing opportunities through removing obstructions with chiropractic manipulations. Every day is filled with great information, I am so excited to be sharing this with you and look forward to seeing you there!
Remember to help me spread the word!
Did you know that in 2014, approximately 1 in every 68 children were identified as having autism spectrum disorder (ASD)? Today that number is even more disturbing 🙁 How about that this prevalence is more common in boys than girls, with 1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls effected? More current figures estimate prevalence to be closer to 1 in 45 children ages 3 through 17. (This equates to 2% of children in the U.S. who are living with autism!)
No matter what the statistics say, individuals with an autism diagnosis and their families deserve the basic right to maximize the quality of life and live in a world where they are always respected and valued.
Autism does not discriminate and families and individuals of all cultures, ethnicities, and socioeconomic status are affected. The specific cause is currently unknown, however, it is likely to actually be a number of different developmental brain disorders that produce similar presentations. (Most cases of autism are thought to result from a combination of genetic predisposition and triggering environmental events which influence early stages of brain development.)
During this experience, you will finally have the chance to learn holistic techniques to reduce symptoms and find out how functional medicine can help make the future look a lot brighter.
The goal for Functional Autism Awareness on Saturday, August 25th at 1:00 pm CDT is to help you or your loved one learn how to best manage an autism diagnosis through functional health approaches. Hosted by: Salena Rothenberger, D.PSc, CFMP, CHC
There are many myths surrounding autism. (For example, the prevalence of autism has been steadily increasing for the last 40 years.
Truth: The rate of autism has increased by 600% in the last 20 years. In 1975, an estimated 1 in 1,500 had autism. In 2014, an estimated 1 in 68 had an autism spectrum disorder.
Are you aware many brilliant famous minds throughout history are thought to have been on the autism spectrum?
Some notable figures include:
– Albert Einstein
– Amadeus Mozart
– Sir Isaac Newton
– Thomas Jefferson
A well-known name in the autism world is Professor of Animal Science, Temple Grandin. She was diagnosed with autism as a child and is noted as one of the first individuals to publicly share insights about her personal experience of autism. She attributes her ability to think in pictures to helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss.
Functional health approaches are ideal for helping individuals with ASD as the body is viewed as one integrated system rather than a collection of independent organs. By understanding and treating the body as a whole, functional health approaches can help various ranges of abnormalities such as gut imbalances and detoxification issues common in individuals with autism. (Such anomalies often cause the behavioral and mood symptoms of autism.)
We are driven to share the many holistic techniques and benefits functional medicine has to offer as the integrated approach of functional health looks at diet, exercise, detoxification, and supplementation as means to reducing symptoms of autism.
There is no reason you or your family should endure any additional stress. We understand autism comes with enough complications and trying times, and now settling for mediocrity does not have to be your future.
Please invite anyone you feel who can benefit… grandparents, caregivers, and friends are all absolutely welcome!
One of the common complaints about health is having brain-fog. We often think this is just a part of aging which we have no control over. Is that the case? What happens when we look at our brain from a functional perspective?
The simple fact is food affects our brain, for better or worse. Choosing foods which support proper brain function is vital to our overall wellness. Growth of healthy cells, healthy connections in the brain and efficient operation of our brain, and in turn our entire body, are affected by the foods we choose to consume. One of my favorite sayings about brain health comes from Dr. William Sears:
“Forget low-carb and low-fat diets. Eat a ‘right-carb’ and a ‘right-fat’ diet for optimal brain health!”
I couldn’t agree more! The quality of what we eat is of greater importance than the quantity. Let’s take a quick look at our brain health and food choices.
When our brain is provided with healthy nourishment it can make healthy connections, process information, create memories and signal muscles and hormones to react and move. Next time you think about healthy eating, don’t just think about the benefits it will have on your waistline. Rather, think of all the positive benefits your brain receives from getting the right brain-boosting nutrition!
For optimal function our brains need:
Omega-3 fats, Folate, Antioxidants and Carbohydrates.
Top 3 Brain-Boosting Foods
Fish: Wild Caught Salmon (Omega-3s – DHA & EPA)
Berries: Blueberries, Blackberries (antioxidants)
Greens: Bok Choy, Spinach, Collard Greens (folate)
One of my family’s favorite meal is grilled salmon with a side of steamed veggies and large bowl of mixed greens topped with a bit of olive oil and berries. Even my child who isn’t fond of fish loves this meal! I have a super simple salmon recipe here. As well as more information on Omega-3s and essential fats here.
So the next time you go shopping remember to stop by the produce and seafood departments to get a special brain-boosting treat 🙂
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I just listened to the first ‘bonus’ video from the Autoimmune Revolution and I was STUNNED! ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!! I am looking forward to the rest of the videos – I have a feeling it is going to end up being a great resource for me on this journey… If you missed my previous post here is another link below to sign up for the free content!
After registering you will get an email confirmation with a link to the bonus content – The video I just watched was:
(Here is Dr. Perlmutters website http://www.drperlmutter.com/