Mindset Shift! Citrus Diet

Have you ever tried the Citrus Diet?

After trying (and failing to release much excess weight on the Bone Broth Diet), I switched to eating only citrus fruits for 7 days. (Thanks to reading an email from raw vegan health coach, Life Regenerator, Dan McDonald!)

I ate only grapefruit, oranges, and tangerines for 7 days, and drank water with limes and lemons, along with one or two cups of herb tea each day. And what were my results?

Raw fruit: Florida grapefruit, Florida orange, and Cuties tangerines

I released 6 pounds! The easiest weight loss I have experienced in a long time.

As for the mindset shift, I believe once you make up your mind to do something (like lose weight), you will focus on it to breathe, eat, and sleep your goal! Haha! Yes, and you will find ways to make it fun!

Now, here’s the best part – my BRAIN functioned better, plus I saw and felt differences in my skin!

  • Less moody
  • More clarity
  • Got more stuff done
  • Felt a renewed sense of purpose
  • Felt motivated
  • Moles dried up and fell off my body
  • Face cleared up
  • Felt more vitality

Overall now, I really feel aWEsOMe and vibrant! And I want to continue eating this way!

Fruit bowl. My meal of raw grapefruit, orange, and tangerines (and Puradyme digestive enzymes).

I don’t know how long I will continue, but as I begin to add in things like raw vegetables (first, celery and avocado with Mrs. Dash as a seasoning, and later, salads with no dressing), I will document what happens and post it here.

Stay tuned!

My Primal Life Organics journey continues

Self Care, Anti-aging (or “sage-ing”) with Primal Life Organics

I have added some new products by Primal Life Organics to my self care and anti-aging or “sage-ing” routine. 🌅💦🌱

I don’t wear makeup (haven’t for about 10 years anyway), but I thought I’d try Primal Life Organics face foundation makeup for whenever we get the opportunity to perform our music out “LIVE” again.

Primal Life Organics natural foundation makeup

I love that these come in sample sizes, as that is all I will use in a couple years! Ha! And they allow you to add as much or little as you need to achieve the coverage you want, wet or dry!

You can also mix and blend these colors to get the perfect color for you! Sure to compliment your skin tone, and so easy!

Primal Life Organics foundation in light, medium. and dark colors

I also really love Primal Life Organics’ Stick Up™ natural deodorant! I actually only have to apply it every other day or so! (Quite inexpensive in my particular case.)

Primal Life Organics Stick Up™ Natural Deodorant

See what a fan I am of natural products? Haha! In the next pic, I show the near powder consistency of this deodorant and that it makes it easy to apply!

I’m always using natural products to help my body detox and restore balance (as just living in today’s world is toxic on many levels)! 😉

Primal Life Organics Stick Up™ Natural Deodorant

It’s so easy to apply, and when massaged in, gives you a bit extra self care to your underarm lymph nodes! (As you know, our lymph nodes and entire lymphatic system will enjoy and use all the help we can give it!) ❤️

This is what I call a double duty natural remedy—when you get double (or more) benefits from one product!

Primal Life Organics’ Stick Up™ natural deodorant

My weight loss journey continues with the assistance of Primal Life Organics’ weight loss system, Weight Loss Naturally Supplement. (As shown from their email to me below):

You can order Primal Life Organics weight loss system here: https://www.primallifeorganics.com/products/weight-loss-naturally-supplement?_pos=1&_sid=d4e0c3155&_ss=r

No more need to use water to wash your hair when traveling or incapacitated.

Love my naturally curly hair with this aWEsOMe product

Salty hair texturizer from Primal Life Organics

My naturally curly hair stays in bouncy style with this texturizing spray by Primal Life Organics on wet hair.

Like I stated in a previous blog article, living Off Grid, I’ve made a lot of adjustments and sacrifices, like not having hot water! So, when I wash my hair (once a week), I don’t want to use much on it to maintain bouncy curls. Primal Life Organics has hit a home run with this product though! I love it! My curls are defined, and look fantastic, even the next day (after sleeping), and for several days! Game changer for me! And it’s EASY!

Primal Life Organics Salty hair texturizer can be found here: https://www.primallifeorganics.com/collections/hiar-products/products/salty-hair-texturizing-spray

Me with my Salty hair and wearing my Everything Resolves to Gratitude t-shirt (wink!)

Gratitude design for t-shirts, mugs, stickers, etc here:
https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/7100940-everything-resolves-to-gratitude?store_id=183016

#holistichealth #HolisticHealthInFlorida #naturalremedies #takeyourhealthintoyourhands #empoweryourself #alternativehealth #getyourhealthback #dentalalternatives

A bit about me:

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon.

Plus, my updated health book (that took 13 years to research, test, and write), Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available for online sale and distribution (PDF format).

Buy it here: https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/book-launch-take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

Be the best version of who you want to be.

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Do you read health books?

Do you read health books?

NEWS! I’ve finished writing my health book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life!

Well, actually, I published the book nearly two years ago. But, somehow I think now is the best time for it to gain massive exposure.

I painstakingly wrote, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, to open a door to the abundance of holistic health options that most either aren’t aware of, or might have one or more mental blocks about trying.

In the book, I talk about cancer, rebuilding the immune system, improving memory and mental clarity, easing pain, and more. I present information about healing asthma and allergies, breathing better, and reversing chronic diseases.

Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life focuses on all the options people have that their doctors may not tell them about (even if they know of them). The book provides 50+ questions you can use as a starting point to have a more thorough conversation with your doctor.
It’s about taking your power back, taking ownership and personal responsibility for your health. It’s about doing what you can naturally, using holistic health and wellness methods to live vibrantly.

I survived pharmaceuticals! My original design for t-shirts, mugs, and such, because it’s true!

Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life offers a thought bridge from the world of Western mainstream medicine to the varied and extensive ease and flow of the balancing Eastern healing arts. It is a gentle introduction to multiple natural paths to wholeness and mind-body wellness. Connecting us with spirit, it raises hope. With ease and grace, it soothes the soul.

If you suffer from chronic dis-ease, you may find this book offers you a path back to wholeness that can be fully embraced (by the mind, body, and spirit) and easily integrated into daily life.

My book cover: Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life!

Target audience

Adults over 18. Anyone struggling with chronic health issues, such as: asthma, allergies, back pain, cancer, immune challenges, joint pain, memory impairment, or simply experiencing low energy and vitality.

A bit about me

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, both available on Amazon.

I can come to your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural healthy lifestyle business for books signings and lectures. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

After 13 years of research and work, my health book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available at: https://read.barnesandnoble.com/book/take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

Be the best version of who you want to be.

Follow me on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Melbourne Florida health breakthrough! Saturday October 12, 2019

Join us in Melbourne, Florida on Saturday October 12, 2019

We’re hosting one of the largest health meetings in east central Florida this Saturday, beginning at 12:30pm (I’ll be there at noon)!

We will be featuring the ASEA Redox product line and have folks from the corporate office flying in to meet you!

This is such an exciting time in history!

Come and join us to learn more about this health technology breakthrough and sample the products.

Click this link to get your free ticket:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-frontiers-in-health-tickets-71717237187

Meet me and find out why I look and feel years younger after taking ASEA Redox for a year. (Get a glimpse about it here.)

Meet others who have turned their health around–and changed their life (both their health and finances)!

Stay for an hour or so to learn about the products, or longer to learn about the business (whether you only want to earn free products or create a legacy business to sustain your family).

Your invitation - Melbourne FL Saturday October 12, 2019

Photo Sheila Murrey
Sheila Murrey

#FloridaEvents #ThingsToDo #CocoaWest #Cocoa #Melbourne #Viera #Florida #HealthBreakthrough #EmergingScience #HealthTechnology #ASEA #holistichealth #HolisticHealthInFlorida

A bit about me:

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, both available now.

I am available to come to your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural healthy lifestyle business for books signings and lectures. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

After 13 years, my newest book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is now available for online sale and distribution (PDF format).

Buy it here: https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/book-launch-take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

I’m “The Caring Techie” and your alternative health researcher, joyful wellness guinea pig, and mindful Spirit-Soul-Mind-Body guru! Reach out to me if you need a boost, or a boot, to get yourself back in charge of YOUR well-being.

If you’ve beat a chronic health challenge by alternative, integrative, or other natural remedy I’d love to hear about it. Send me an email and keep in touch.

Be the best version of who you want to be.

Follow me on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Intermittent fasting

Intermittent fasting

Also called IF, intermittent fasting can be done a number of different ways. For me, the easiest and most effective way has been to skip dinner every other day, yes, even on weekends.

When I skip dinner every other day, it puts me into a mindset whereby it is routine. Even if a family visit or other event pops up on one of my fasting days, I can eat a light vegetable salad or soup, if saying, “Thanks, I’ve already eaten” doesn’t work. The next day I eat normally. And then the next day, I fast. I don’t sabotage myself by thinking because I had veggies on my fasting day I should quit. No! I simply remind myself that I am fasting every other day and keep on with it. I exercise my faith in fasting, and my faith in myself.

Exercising Faith

Exercising Faith

Fasting is an exercise of Faith

Personally, fasting is a means to exercise my faith that all things are working out for me. That the Universe and Omniscience has my back. That another meal will follow on another day. That I don’t need to struggle or worry.

In this way, faith really IS a substance. My inner fortitude and power to easily give up a meal.

Detox

While I fast, I drink more water, sometimes with lemon and ginger juice in it (about 1 ounce of lemon and ginger juice that I freshly juice to 8 ounces of distilled water).

Weight loss

For women over the age of 50, losing weight takes even more focus and knowledge. Ways to enhance your awareness of what and how much you eat can include keeping a food diary. And it’s not just about counting calories, though that’s not a bad idea.

I’ve been tracking my food intake and calories for over 500 days on Lose It! app. 😉 But, I write everything down again on paper for my doctor.

Unfortunately my body did NOT respond to the Nothing til 4pm version of intermittent fasting. For it to work for me, I must skip dinner every other night! 

I feel that detoxifying and supplementing, plus writing down my food, activity, bathroom habits, how well / how much I slept each night and such have given me a newfound awareness and level of accountability. Dr. Michele muscle tests me for metals (that I had to detox from), as well as what nutrients I was missing, so I know what and how much supplements to take. So far, working with her has helped me lose more weight than merely counting my calories. ❤️

Hormones

Intermittent fasting research studies show it increased cellular repair, helps heal our guts, and decreases inflammation.

Fasting affects our hormones, such as:

Dopamine–improves cognitive ability.

Ghrelin–the hunger hormone can be better controlled.

Leptin–our resistance to this can be less, so we can release excess weight.

Previous posts

I have written previously about juice fasting. And I’ve included links to those posts below:

https://sheilamurrey.net/2013/04/13/health-benefits-of-raw-juice-fasting-or-feasting/

https://sheilamurrey.net/2015/07/11/fasting-again-more-insights-and-synchronicities/

https://sheilamurrey.net/2013/03/10/spiritual-insights-during-40-day-juice-fast/

https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2019/01/12/sacred-science-herbal-detox/

You can do this!

Continue to explore other ways to IF and be sure to comment!

Many blessings to you in ALL ways.

#holistichealth #HolisticHealthInFlorida

On the lighter side

Check out this original song, Butterside Down. It’s one of my favorites, written by my husband and performed and recorded in a Nashville, TN studio. https://feedbands.com/chevyfordband/dogma/buttersidedown

A bit about me:

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon.

Plus, the brand new book that’s been in the making for 13 years, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is now available for online sale and distribution (PDF format).

Buy it here: https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/book-launch-take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

Be the best version of who you want to be.

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Follow me on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself

Sacred Science Herbal Detox

Herbal detox presented by Sacred Science

I tuned into to an herbal detox presentation by Nick Polizzi and renowned herbal doctor KP Khalsa, on January 8, 2019. I love and support the mission of the Sacred Science team and have been following Nick’s journey as a filmmaker for several years–most recently I watched and purchased the 9-Part DocuSeries, “Remedy: Ancient Medicine for Modern Illness” put out by Sacred Science.

Audience

I was not alone either. As over 26,000 people connected to watch the live herbal detox webinar.

Explore the many ways to detox
Explore the many ways to detox

Notes

From China, we can obtain the number one herb to help the body’s largest organ: the skin.

Chinese violet leaf

This is a cooling herb that can assist the skin to clear itself of many issues, including swelling and inflammation.

Dr. KP Khalsa recommends beginning with 30 grams a day as a tea.

In fact, with most of these, start out with a small amount of the herb and increase the amount until obtaining the desired effect.

By way of diet changes to improve the skin: green vegetables. (Give it about a month to work)

Black pepper

India’s #1 remedy to purify the blood.

Start with a half capsule per meal. If it upsets the stomach or you have any kind of issue that ends with “itis”, back the amount way down. A little goes a long way.

Dandelion root

This herb, which grows as a weed in most of North America, is beneficial for the liver.

Take 6 or 7 grams in tea or capsules.

It may cause loose stools or nausea. If that occurs back down the amount used. This can be taken for weeks or months.

The liver processes fat soluble vitamins and nutrients and moves them to the large intestines.

By way of diet changes to improve the liver: root vegetables such as: carrots, beets, and radishes.

Gokshuradi

This mild herb benefits the kidneys.

Water soluble. Excretes excess waste / toxins via the urine.

6 to 10 grams is recommended in capsule form.

This rids the body of edema.

As we know, the large intestines are where accumulated waste is stored in the body.

One should have a bowel movement everyday. And what is leftover from processing your food intake should pass through in 18 to 24 hours after eating. One can eat beets or some other colorful food and check the stool to see if the color changes within 24 hours to see proper functioning of the intestines.

Rhubarb root

Take this to ease waste out with little to no discomfort.

Great for children and older folks.

1 gram in capsule form. Increase by 1 gram a day til the desired results are achieved.

Lab tests

AST and ALT test for liver inflammation. And a comprehensive stool analysis (which might cost upwards of $500). Plus, there are other breath or saliva tests that one can also buy and take at home. As well, there are third party labs where you can have a standard liver blood panel done without a doctor’s order.

Diet

Anytime one is detoxing it is wise to eat lighter, less fat and less protein to give the digestive system a rest.

How often should one detox?

One shouldn’t need to detox everyday, but the more times you detox the deeper into the tissues it goes. And if it’s uncomfortable, you’re doing it wrong. Take it easy on yourself. Easy does it.

Sacred Science links

The presentation has already taken place. But, if you’d like to catch a reply, you can try this link:

https://www.thesacredscience.com/herbal-detox-replay

If that doesn’t work, you can subscribe and follow the Sacred Science here to get updated when / if they present the information again.

Fasting and Detox links

Join me for this free series of talks, on demand for a 24-hour period beginning at 10:00 A.M. U.S. eastern.

https://fastingtransformation.com/?idev_id=24666

Anytime, you can view this Green Smoothie Girl presentation to learn the top 10 health benefits of DETOXING — especially helpful right now, since many of us are detoxifying after the holidays.

#holistichealth #HolisticHealthInFlorida

Click here: https://bd272.isrefer.com/go/detoxsecrets/SheilaMurrey/

And lastly, I’ve been detoxing easily with a product I fully endorse (and sell), called ASEA Redox. You can find out more about it here and join my team if you’d love to work with me… we have 6 on my team now, and we’re growing rapidly! Our team meets in person every Thursday night at 7pm in the Cocoa village area of eastern Florida.

ASEA weekly meetingASEA weekly meeting

On January 29th, Dr. David Silverman will be presenting LIVE and in person at our big event in Melbourne, Florida (6:30 to 8:00 pm eastern, at the Melbourne Chamber of Commerce).

Bring a friend and tell them you’re my guest. Guests are FREE!

Register here for any of the meetings (the invite will update automatically to current meetings):  www.exploreasea.eventbrite.com

For some fun

Check out this original song, The Connection. My husband wrote this song (inspired by moi) and it was performed and recorded in a Nashville, TN studio. You can download it (it’s Track 14) from this link: https://www.amazon.com/The-Connection/dp/B007K8GEAU

A bit about me:

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon.

Plus, the brand new book that’s been in the making for 13 years, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is now available for online sale and distribution (PDF format).

Buy it here: https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/book-launch-take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

Be the best version of who you want to be.

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Follow me on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The health benefits from liquid supplements

Health benefits of liquid supplements

In my new book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, I offer information on myriad holistic health and wellness modalities to those suffering from chronic ills.
When I visited OMercado (written about here), I saw a product in a big blue bottle on the shelf, but as I had just started on a program, I didn’t want to add any other new supplement, so I left the store without inquiring about it.
About a month later, I got an email from a gentleman who had read my OMercado article and asked if I was familiar with the product. Yes, that blue bottle I’d seen at the store was the liquid (revolutionary salt water molecules) supplement–and no, I had never heard of it before.
This gentleman and I talked for a couple of months, while I researched the molecules and cell signaling in general. Mostly though, I had wanted to give the nutritional program I was on, a chance to show results, before trying any other new product.

Trying the supplement

About three months after first talking with my sponsor, Ken “Zeke” Liles (a 31 year Navy veteran), I became intrigued enough to try the liquid product. I’d attended a Thursday night health meeting where they freely offered me a way to try it by applying the gel version topically (which delivers the molecules through the skin). To be clear, the gel contains the same cell signaling molecules that the liquid contains.
I was astounded how much I could feel after only one application of the gel! As well, I was given two more small dabs of the gel (in my hand–about five minutes apart), so I could continue applying more of it on my sore neck.
I was so amazed at the speed at which I could feel this product working! The gel definitely had something going on because it penetrated my skin so fast, and energized my system.

I signed up!

I was so excited about what I was feeling from the gel, I signed up to represent the company and this incredible supplement that night! I didn’t need to wait for weeks to see what additional benefits I would experience. I knew this was bigger, better, and completely different than any other supplement I had used. Plus, and for some of us in product sales — there was no pressure, no sell tactics, nothing. I actually had to ASK to sign up as an associate. That’s a huge difference between this company and other direct sales or multi-level marketing companies I’ve worked with in the past.
At that time, I was wrapping up the writing of my holistic health book, so I only made a brief mention of this product in it. But, I outlined why I needed the gel.

My first article

This article is really the most in depth information I have given anyone about my experience with this revolutionary product. I’m still experimenting with the product line also, and believe this will be a series of articles as I see and feel additional effects.
When my big box of four blue bottles arrived on our RV steps, I immediately began consuming the liquid and giving it to my husband. My hubby had returned to work after being retired for 7 years. He’d been coming home complaining each day of muscle soreness and back pain–so much so, that I’d insisted on taking him to my chiropractor!

Hubby and I both take it

I can’t speak for my hubby, but after drinking the supplement daily (2 ounces in the morning and 2 ounces in the evening), I haven’t heard him complain about his back–and this is one of the main benefits that I’ve read athletes who take this product tout.
UPDATE: Feb. 2019 my husband increased his intake to 8 ounces a day (4 ounces in the morning and 4 ounces in the evening).

Join us!

Join us and learn more about our liquid supplement here: Take It Upon Yourself.
As explained in my book and also in a previous post, I had been integrating nutritional supplements into my daily routine and experiencing improved sleep, and vitality. However, I had felt there was more that I could do. And I was still dealing with a rash that would not seem to clear–no matter what.
Therefore, I’d mainly joined the company in order to buy wholesale. I didn’t really join in order to build a business. But that all changed when I realized my team was growing week by week–through no effort at all on my part. I hadn’t even written a blog article about it!
About two weeks after I’d been taking , I noticed that I was clearing a lot of mucus from my sinuses. Much more than I had cleared any other way, save it be when I used my neti-pot. This caused me to look further into how this supplement was detoxifying my body.
Typically, when I am doing a detoxification (dietary detox) protocol, I also fast (as I’m a big fan of intermittent fasting) and undergo colon hydrotherapy to rest and restore the GI tract and clear the body’s elimination pathways.
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Thus, I am thrilled when a product comes along that hastens the detoxification process along in my body, and this is one such product. I believe the liquid supplement has hastened my detoxification, in fact, I created a t-shirt to wear to publicize this idea:

Full transparency – initial results

Now, full transparency here. I’ll tell you the good, bad, or ugly of my experience, not only the up side as I really do not believe any one product, food, or supplement is a panacea for everything that ails us.
If you have amalgam fillings, crowns, or bridges in your mouth, and if you’ve been brushing your teeth WITH hydrogen peroxide (like I had been doing for a couple of months before trying this), you may not want to hold the liquid in your mouth or swish before swallowing. This is because the hydrogen peroxide AND the supplement do something that nobody else who has taken it has ever experienced! My natural teeth turned gray! Thankfully, the result was temporary though!I’m glad it happened though because the experience caused me to do some more research, which led me to Trina Felber’s Dirty Mouth Toothpowder! Woo-hoo!
The two “before” photos of my teeth are on the left, and you can see the darker two front teeth in the picture on the right:
When I noticed that my lower teeth had turned the same gray color as my two upper front teeth, I took the full mouth picture.
Mostly, I’d only realized that my teeth had discolored after I’d done a Facebook Live at a local festival and just happened to catch myself before turning the camera around. Ugh! I was so embarrassed (but I got over it enough to share it with you here):
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After that, I quit holding the supplement in my mouth when I consumed it. But, I didn’t know that the cause of all this had actually been the hydrogen peroxide that I’d been brushing with! I only discovered that from watching a Facebook Live of Trina Felber where she explained the science (almost a year later–yes, I just updated this post on Sept 10, 2019)!

Between the Dirty Mouth Toothpowder and the supplement, I have hope now, that I can keep the few natural teeth I have left in my mouth. Talk about a silver lining to the story! #NoMoreHydrogenPeroxide #DirtyMouthToothpowder

Disclaimer: Before starting any new health supplement (such as our supplement products), seek out the services of an integrative or functional medical doctor to get a baseline of your vital statistics, blood work, and so forth.

Many blessings to you all, in ALL ways.

As always, I’m your alternative health researcher, joyful wellness guinea pig, and mindful Spirit-Soul-Mind-Body guru! Reach out to me if you need a boost, or a boot, to get yourself back in charge of YOUR well-being. I’ll be offering a new holistic health & wellness coaching program soon!

Take it upon yourself to be healthy, joyful, wholly vibrant, and beautiful.

 #holistichealth #HolisticHealthInFlorida

A bit about me:

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, both available now.

I am available to come to your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural healthy lifestyle business for books signings and lectures. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

After 13 years, my newest book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is now available for online sale and distribution (PDF format).

Buy it here: https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/book-launch-take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

If you’ve beat a chronic health challenge by alternative, integrative, or other natural remedy I’d love to hear about it. Send me an email and keep in touch.

Be the best version of who you want to be.

Follow me on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

 

Finding the optimum personalized plan for you: Nutrition Response Testing

The optimum personalized plan of Nutrition Response Testing

For more than three months (as of this writing), I’ve been seeing Dr. Michele Munnich of Absolutely Divine Wellness in Viera-Rockledge, FL as a Nutrition Response Testing client to find the diet and supplements appropriate for me–and it’s working. I’m achieving results!

Personalized medicine

About twenty years ago, I’d read that the best emerging medicine would be customized to each person, and that’s exactly what Nutrition Response Testing is–personalized.

One of the main components of Nutrition Response Testing is muscle testing, which involves using the client’s own body, typically an arm, to act as a feedback loop in order for the doctor to assess your strength or weakness to a particular substance. One by one substances are tested against your body in a way that both you can see and feel, and your doctor can visibly see, what’s good for you.

Muscle testing is not new to me. I’ve had previous chiropractors and naturopaths use it to determine what items I needed to detox from my body or what homeopathic remedies to take, so I was elated to find that Dr. Michele Munnich uses it in conjunction with other “hard science” monitors to analyze your specific situation and put you on a plan to correct any imbalances and encourage your body’s ability to self correct.

If you’d like to watch some videos on nutrition, Nutrition Response Testing, or the Standard Process supplements I’m taking, visit Dr. Michele’s website at:

Absolutely Divine Wellness – Videos

So far, I’ve detoxed from heavy metals such as aluminum and arsenic. Such heavy metals can be ingested from eating contaminated fish/seafood, or even some plants. I’ve learned that Brussels sprouts uptake arsenic and I’ve had to reduce my consumption of them.

Moreover, during the process of testing, Dr. Michele found issues that I had not known I’d had. While writing my new book, I researched these issues and found that when a person is toxic, with a heavy metal toxicity in the body, it can cause the electrical impulses that normally flow, to become disrupted. The heart, endocrine system, and other body systems, glands, organs, and cellular communication can all be put at risk when the body’s electrical system is not working at its optimum.

I went in with only a couple of issues, but I’ve found that just by going in to Dr. Michele’s office weekly and chatting about my food log and having her adjust my supplements (because your body’s needs will change week to week), that this has made me more accountable with my diet and helped me easily release nearly 20 pounds! At first, I’d kind of grumbled about having to go every week, as it’s a bit of a drive for me, but I now see the importance of checking the body’s responses, and soon, I’ll only be going in every two weeks–eventually, it will only be monthly visits.

For me, adhering to a specific diet or way of eating took more than the 21 days you hear people talk about for establishing a habit. I need the longer period of time to integrate and actualize new ways–and I write about the Mind-Body-Spirit-Soul of that in my new book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life. I also include more in the book about my work with Dr. Michele, and all I’ve done in the last 13 years that’s brought me to this point in time in regard to diet. Yes, there are so many to choose from!

As for what makes the Nutrition Response Testing optimum personalized plan? Each week, Dr. Michele actually tests my body with each Standard Process supplement (individually or as a group), along with any other supplement I bring in, to see if my body needs it, and if so, how much. As I wrote in my book, there’s much we can do for ourselves on our own, as we know our own body better than any doctor. However, when it comes to ascertaining proper dosages, it’s advantageous to visit with someone who can check you with muscle testing.

UPDATE: I have nearly completed my one year of Nutrition Response Testing and though my weight has fluctuated (due also to the emotions during the time of my father’s death), I am very happy to have released 20 pounds and several inches from my body.  As well, the issues I went to Dr. Michele about have cleared.

Visit Dr. Michele – Your invitation

If you live near the Melbourne / Cocoa Beach area of Florida, (or anywhere in Brevard county), and resonate with any of the things I’ve presented in this article, for your best health I encourage you to reach out to Vicki and book an appointment with Dr. Michele Munnich at:

Absolutely Divine Wellness 

5445 Village Drive, Suite 108

Viera-Rockledge, FL 32955

Call: 321-482-0345

As always, I’m your alternative health researcher, joyful wellness guinea pig, and mindful Spirit-Soul-Mind-Body guru! Reach out to me if you need a boost, or a boot, to get yourself back in charge of YOUR well-being. I’ll be offering a new holistic health & wellness coaching program soon!

Take it upon yourself to be healthy, joyful, wholly vibrant, and beautiful.

#holistichealth #HolisticHealthInFlorida

A bit about me:

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, both available now.

I can come to your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural healthy lifestyle business for books signings and lectures. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

After 13 years, my newest book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is now available for online sale and distribution (PDF format).

Buy it here: https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/book-launch-take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

I am interested in being the emcee for any outdoor health festivals in Florida – if you would like to reach out to me. I’m a notary and would love to marry people during the event also.

If you’ve beat a chronic health challenge by alternative, integrative, or other natural remedy I’d love to hear about it. Send me an email and keep in touch.

Any person or company I’ve ever represented has a product I love & use myself. Should you choose to purchase anything I recommend, thank you in advance for your trust. 😊 And naturally, if it’s not for you, I completely understand.

Be the best version of who you want to be.

Follow me on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

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Oh, snap! Natural Health and Wellness is big business

In 2005, when I began writing a holistic, natural health and wellness book, I set a Google alert for simply, “natural health and wellness.” And I’d get an email from the alert every few days with one or two results.

But yesterday, I realized the email often contains twenty or more results!

In the years I’ve been writing my book (and blog articles because everything changes so fast), the industry has taken off in a big way–and I’m seeing an even larger market for my book–it’s always been needed, but I didn’t think many people would be ready for it.

I am sure one of the reasons that I’ve lagged in finishing my book was due to a kind of lackluster interest. I mean, I’d talk with people about holistic health and they’d look at me like I had three eyes. Okay, I have a third eye–that has opened up in the last five years–but that’s another post for another day.

I’d try to give family or friends advice about the alternative treatments I’d been getting, the healthy organic food and clothing options, or herbal and homeopathic remedies for colds and flu, etc. Yet, most of my attempts to help were often frowned upon, sometimes I’d even be scolded! I learned to only offer suggestions when asked. And that asking wasn’t happening with any regular frequency, so I kinda gave up.

I threw my hands in the air and decided to let them spend their money on outrageously priced health insurance premiums and co-pays. After all, it was their choice.

I sat by while family and friends underwent painful medical procedures.

I read emails and Facebook posts from them. I did the best I could to remain compassionate and loving. But, I knew deep down, I had an understanding that could help, if they’d only listen.

And then today, something happened. I caught a glimmer of hope!

Awareness is E-X-P-A-N-D-I-N-G… for the general populace–about all kinds of things!

With the boomers talking about anti-aging (and how chemically-laden skin care costs a small fortune), solar energy getting easier to acquire and afford, the buzz words of green, eco-friendly, and sustainable being used all the more, the list of chronic ills growing larger by the minute (with obesity, diabetes, and heart disease seeming to lead the way), more people (college age or boomers) living in “tiny houses” or RVs full-time to downsize, live simply ,and save money, the March against Monsanto movement gaining a strong foothold (due to the multitude of bees dying), National Geographic highlighting the massive deforestation that’s been going on for some time–for all these reasons and more–masses of people are waking up!

And many of these awake and aware folks are now looking for natural health and wellness options to ease the rising tidal wave of humongous healthcare costs–better late than never in my humble opinion!

So, among other things on my daily alert, I found such things as articles on collagen peptides as a non-surgical solution to reduce facial wrinkles, how to throw a healthy dinner party, natural health trends, how many companies now make tea tree essential oil, whole body healing products like mats and pillows, and of course the latest in nutricosmetics–yes, I’d heard of nutriceuticals a few years ago and have written blog articles about some, but nutricosmetics made from natural elements was a new term for me!

When Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Jin Shin Jyutsu, and my 660nm red light therapy go mainstream, I’ll really hoot and holler!

I mean, natural health modalities of detoxification, organic food, physical therapy, hypnosis, yoga, meditation, Pilates, acupuncture, chiropractic, massage therapy, Kinesiology, colon hydrotherapy, and essential oils are fairly common now, with insurance covering acupuncture, chiropractic, and massage therapy for certain situations.

However, it may still take some time for raw vegan food, Reflexology, the Energy medicine modalities like Theta healing, Healing Touch, Reiki, Pranic healing, past life regression, and Pranayama breathing techniques to be accepted. And other more hands on or physical approaches to wellness of Feldenkrais, Cranio-Sacral, Tai Chi, Qigong, Yamuna, herbal and Bach flower remedies, biofeedback, oxygen, chelation, and stem cell therapies to become commonplace.

Note: March 21st, 2018 The Tomah, Wisconsin VA center is offering a new Tai Chi class to help veterans find relief! Yay!!

There really are (gasp–apparently), lots of people like me out there in the world who care about all this natural stuff! Haha! Yay, finally!

I knew I’d been able to buy a lot more organic food (produce, canned, and frozen items) at our local–non-health food type–grocery store, which has been especially time-saving! But, what I hadn’t realized was just how the whole “get healthy naturally” idea has blossomed!

Someday soon it seems, I may be able to buy some of the cottage industry clothing, skin care, organic recipe ingredients, and so on from our local grocery store. For now, I’ll continue to support (in alphabetical order):

Awakening Wellness Center

Blue Canoe Organic Clothing

Cottonseed Casual Wear

Dan McDonald

Ecoland Organic Clothing

Gerson Institute

Healthy Traditions

Hippocrates Health Institute

Markus Rothkranz

Oh My Gauze Cotton Clothing

Olive Drab Farm

Raw Food World

Suja Juice

Synergy Organic Clothing

Tree of Life Center

Life’s sure amazing! And to think it wasn’t but just a couple of years ago that I was called a “crunchy mom”! (As in granola, not because of my scrunchy, curly hair). I guess I’d better get back to finishing my book.

I’ll leave you for now with this quote, “How blessed it truly is to stumble upon a Soul that wants nothing but smiles and sunshine for you, for the rest of your life.” Author unknown — (Please comment if you know who the name of the original author.)

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UPDATE 9/12/2018:

The book I have been writing for 13 years was completed 8/6/2018. The artful layout production is now complete. The book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available for online sale and distribution in PDF files that I can email to you.

Buy it here:

https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/book-launch-take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

Take it upon yourself to be healthy, joyful, wholly vibrant, and beautiful.

Be the best version of who you want to be.

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Follow on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself

P.S. If you find this blog informational, won’t you consider a small donation to keep it going? PayPal.Me/SheilaMurrey

Are you scared of Acupuncture?

It never fails to amaze me just how many people will say no to having acupuncture. Is it because many are scared of acupuncture?

While visiting Awakening Wellness Center in St Petersburg, Florida, I met a lady who was in extreme back pain and for some reason, said no to the offer of a low-cost acupuncture session. (She did get a massage and Reiki).

It made me wonder, “Why are people scared of receiving an acupuncture treatment?”

Could it be the needles? The needles used in acupuncture are the size of a human hair. If you’ve ever had a tattoo or any vaccine, that hurts so much worse! Acupuncture doesn’t hurt. You might feel a twinge or electrical kind of feeling though, but nothing like sticking your finger in an electrical outlet. Just enough for you to know something is actually working–and alive inside of you.

Could it be they don’t take this healing modality seriously? Because it is well documented in scientific communities to work–even students in medical school see one movie in their curriculum about acupuncture (having to do with acupuncture being used on a patient undergoing surgery instead of anesthesiology)!

Or could the fear be related to their beliefs? If so, I have a lot to share with you my friend–about “limiting beliefs”!

Allow me to encourage you to give acupuncture a try and challenge your beliefs about it, especially if you are in pain or dealing with a chronic dis-ease.

Acupuncture put me on a path back to wellness and relieved asthma (which I had experienced for more than thirty years) within a six month period, and also relieved the extreme pain I’d experience a few years ago from an ovarian cyst.

Every body is different. So, I can’t say, nor can anyone really, how much acupuncture can help you. But if you can’t even bring yourself to try it, you’ll certainly never know!

My first acupuncture (doctor of Oriental Medicine) was able to help me quit five (5) pharmaceutical drugs (many of which, I had taken for years!) back in 2005. Sadly for me, she moved away–but then so did we. She had been an oncology nurse for twenty-six (26) years and went back to school, and spent $50k to become a doctor of OM because she was seeing teenage girls come in for oncology treatments for breast cancer!!! She knew in her gut, intuition, or spirit, that this was just plain WRONG! (If you want to know more about my first acupuncture doctor–connect with me on LinkedIn and read my glowing review for Joan Massey.)

As for me, yes, I changed my diet. I quit dairy products. And I started taking garlic capsules and using frankincense essential oil (Young Living brand). I restarted a yoga practice–which I had practiced as a teenager–for it’s breathing and additional health benefits. I also began documenting everything I did in hopes of writing a book about my experience.

At one point, during my exit from pharmaceutical meds I got the flu, or what felt like the flu to me. When I couldn’t stop coughing, and was urinating blood, my husband took me to the emergency room. After tests were run, I was told that I didn’t have the flu–and that you can’t get the flu in the summer (which is an outright lie), but that I did have a urinary tract infection. I’d had those before, but never with the kinds of symptoms I was experiencing.

Looking back, I wonder if I was detoxing from the medications. It was the most horrific illness I had ever experience in my life–and I was out of work for 7 whole days–more than I had ever missed in my entire twenty year full-time technology career.

All this to say, I remember telling my husband at the time–while laying in bed feeling as if I would die–I don’t care who I have to see, a shaman, priest, tribal medicine man/woman, or a witch doctor, but God, help me!

And all of these years later, if I felt that bad again, I would do the same thing.

To our feeling great, better health, and longevity,

Sheila Murrey

Your alternative health researcher, joyful wellness guinea pig, and mindful Sprit-Soul-Mind-Body guru! Reach out to me if you need a boost, or a boot, to get yourself back in charge of YOUR well-being.

Take it upon yourself to be healthy, joyful, wholly vibrant, and beautiful.

A bit about me:

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, both available now.

I am available to come to your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural healthy lifestyle business for books signings and lectures. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

If you’ve beat a chronic health challenge by alternative, integrative, or other natural remedy I’d love to hear about it.

I am interested in participating in any raw and living food’s festivals in Florida – if you would like to reach out to me to help you get that going!

Send me an email and keep in touch.

To learn more about me Click Here –>> Take it upon yourself to be healthy, joyful, vibrant, and beautiful.

UPDATE 9/12/2018:

The book that’s been in the making for 13 years, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is now available for online sale and distribution (PDF format).

Buy it here: https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/book-launch-take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

Be the best version of who you want to be.

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Follow me on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself

P.S. If you find this blog informational, won’t you consider a small donation to keep it going? PayPal.Me/SheilaMurrey