Fungus no more!

Fungus no more!

Yes, after nearly two years and hundreds of dollars spent on a vast array of topical treatments (some pictured below), as well as multiple changes in diet, I’ve finally resolved the fungal issue I wrote about in my book.

The whole ball of wax:

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Balms lotions and creams supposed to heal

As I wrote in my book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, I have been dealing with a fungal issue for about two years.

I tried one thing after another, including consuming only foods listed on a Candida diet plan, acupuncture, deep breathing, reflexology, acupressure, essential oils, meditation, detoxifying (discussed earlier here and on this post), and a plethora of topical remedies (not all pictured).

Eventually, the fungus had produced such a red, burning itch that I broke down and went to a medical doctor (whom I had not seen in 8 years). My doctor took one look (yet did NOT skin swab or test for anything other than order blood lab work), and said the fungus was entrenched. No kidding! I had been suffering greatly, so I knew it was bad. Hearing her say this though, I was really glad I came to see her before this turned into anything worse. She also explained why the rash would improve a bit, then get worse. I needed to soak all my clothes, towels, etc in a solution of half water and white vinegar to KILL the mold, so I wouldn’t reinfect myself! Huge lesson learned!

The medicine she prescribed me was strong. It’s only supposed to use it for a month or so. If it doesn’t clear the issue, one’s seemingly out of luck. I didn’t like using this cream either, as it comes with another whole set of side effects. Thankfully, I didn’t experience any of those effects and it provided some relief; I experienced about 60-70 percent relief from symptoms after a couple weeks on this):

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Clotrimazole and Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream

I followed my doctor’s directions for the medication exactly. By the end of my third and last tube, I was only using a tiny amount once a week.

I had began brushing my teeth with Dirty Mouth toothpowder, but couldn’t imagine that it would have any connection with what would happen next. (Synchronicity seemed to bring three beneficial products to me all with days of each other!)

I had read about Dermamed Rescue Balm and decided to order a jar. I figured it was worth a try to see what it could do, based on all I had read. At the least, I thought it might promote the healing of my skin.

I had an appointment with Dr. Michele Munnich for Nutrition Response Testing, the day I ordered the DermaMed. I told her my pharma med was almost gone, but I still had the rash. She suggested that I take one or two of the Zymex capsules (which I had been taking orally for several months), and mix the contents with coconut oil or olive oil and apply to the rash at bedtime. I followed her advice and low and behold, the next day I had no more itch! None at all. I was stunned! It’s been over a month now, and no more red, burning itch! I am beyond thrilled!!

When my order of DermaMed arrived, I applied it once a day (after showering), to improve the condition of my skin. And my skin is back to normal! I couldn’t be happier!

I feel the Zymex capsule content applied directly on the rash (in a base of coconut oil) at night, followed by a thin layer of DermaMed in the morning was very helpful.

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DermaMed is a wonderful healing balm:

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DermaMed Rescue balm

If you can’t find DermaMed Rescue balm, try drinking 4 to 6 cups of Pau d’Arco tea a day. It has been a soothing and restorative drink for me, whenever the itch began again. Pau d’Arco has been used for centuries as an herbal medicine because the tree doesn’t grow fungus! It has been shown to help urinary tract infections, soothe ulcers, resolve fungal, Candida, or yeast infections. It’s great preventive strategy also, since it has been know to prevent many issues from colds to cancer. (Look it up on pubmed.) Pau d’Arco has been tested by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture to be anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-microbial, anti-tumorous, and anti-viral!

Another option is to use a mix of essential oils such as, tea tree (3 drops), spearmint (3 drops), rosemary (1 drop), and peppermint (1 drop) mixed with equal parts Emu oil, olive oil, or coconut oil. This mixture worked so well, except that mixing the oils was messy, and not everyone likes the smell of these oils. The user will also feel a warming or cooling sensation on the skin, which some are okay with, but not everyone likes.

MSM has also been reported to ease fungal and parasitic conditions and on reoccurrence I tried a lotion made with MSM, which I applied after applying essential oils. It helped ease the warm sensation of the oils, and helped me sleep without scratching.

Inguinal lymph nodes it seems, once infected or impacted by fungus, bacteria, yeast or such can be difficult to clear, and the stagnation in the lymph may cause the maddening groin itch.

If the fungus returns, you can order this amazing homeopathic remedy: EmuaidMax. It’s an absolutely indispensable healing balm that works incredibly fast! (I probably would have put it first on my list, but it’s expensive–and if you’re issue can be resolved with one of the less costly options, that’s aWEsOMe! But, if you’ve tried everything, or the issue reoccurs, this is the one you want. Ah, glorious relief!

I continue to help my intracellular health by taking ASEA Redox too, as it has improved my sleep; I get a much deeper and more restful sleep when I take my 4 ounces of ASEA daily.

We know the restorative effects sleep has on the body, mind, and spirit. ❤️🦋🌀

You can learn more about this patented, groundbreaking ASEA product here: Take It Upon Yourself with ASEA team.

Have a similar issue?

Allopathic Medicine on the whole rarely seeks a root cause. So, you may have no clue as to what is causing a health issue; there are too many variables. Though you may not have had indicators of a serious health issue or event, keep on searching for relief. I’m not a doctor. I have been through many issues (acute and chronic) and have researched a ton and written it all down.

A dermatologist or other trusted medical doctor could probably tell you if the rash/hives is allergic reaction, parasites, mites, fungus, etc. Don’t spend money on their creams or lotions though, unless the itch is unbearable. Steroids and such can just prolong the time it can take to figure out the root cause—and they can mask symptoms or cause other side effects.

Perhaps you’d like to join me on a health talk regarding toxic mold and ways we can  clear it? I’ll be there. Click here: http://healthaffiliate.center/24666-43.html

Our body is intricately connected. I learned the hard way that preventing tooth decay is so worth the time, energy, and focus. I had to eventually practice more self discipline to remineralize my teeth, which thankfully, also balanced my gut bacteria!

Disclaimer: Before starting any new health supplement (such as ASEA 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.

 

For upliftment

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://store.cdbaby.com/cd/chevyfordband2

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

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. Send me an email and keep in touch.

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.

 

Meet yogi and visionary humanitarian Sadhguru… Sunday Sept 25th, 2016 in Sarasota, Florida

Oh, this is sooo exciting!!! What a humble honor it is for me to share with you… Sadhguru will be visiting Sarasota Florida on Sunday, Sept 25, 2016!

As I sit writing this, I wonder what my focused experience of meeting Sadhguru will be like. Will it be similar to what my dear friend and angel Alania experienced and wrote about (here) last year? Will he say the same thing? Or like us, does Sadhguru continue to change and grow in the field of pure positive potentiality? Ahh…

Well, my dear lovely friends, I offer you an opportunity to find out.

Click here to go to the official website where you can find out all of the event particulars and buy your ticket to reserve your seat (there are multiple pricing levels, even a discounted student rate). Note: The minimum age limit to attend is 7 years.

I will be there. And I believe I will be in a state of awe. Not just of Sadhguru as a man, mystic, or master, but of the shared vibratory resonance that will occur in one place, when many finely tuned human instruments will join together to play a delightful symphony of BE-ing.

I have been watching Sadhguru on YouTube, since being introduced to Pranayama breathing only recently. Literally, within days of my beginning to practice my newly learned breathing techniques, I found myself at a film screening (I’d been invited with only two days notice, and I just simply knew that I must attend) whereby I was given the most thrilling news that Sadhguru would be visiting locally–SOON!

Well, if you know me, you will most definitely understand when I say, I jumped at the opportunity to, not only reserve my seat to attend, but also to serve by offering to write this blog article FAST and help get the news out about his upcoming visit!

Again, here is the link to all of the information about this extraordinary event. See you there!

We Are All Connected.

Amen. Namaste. OM

From the official Press Release (shared with permission):

Inner Engineering: A Yogi’s Guide to Joy helps one to master the most sophisticated machine on the planet — the human being. During his North American Fall Tour, world renowned yogi and visionary humanitarian, Sadhguru, will introduce the new book, which will be released September 20th. Sadhguru will be touring 17 cities during his North American Fall Tour with an event planned in Sarasota on September 25th at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

For the first time, Sadhguru will present Western readers with a path to achieving absolute well-being through the classical science of yoga in a practical, accessible book. The wisdom distilled in this transformative book offers readers time-tested tools for creating inner situations exactly the way you want them, turning you into the architect of your own joy.

Sadhguru presents a philosophical and practical introduction to the power and profundity of yoga – as he puts it, “not as acrobatics or metaphysics, but as an empirical science that makes you the master of your own destiny…(this book) is an invitation to each one of you to turn from an armchair reader into a dynamic participant on an ecstatic journey inward.”

A yogi lives life in this expansive state and in this transformative book Sadhguru shares the story of his own awakening, from a boy to a young daredevil, to the moment of his enlightenment on a mountaintop in India, where time stood still, and he emerged radically changed.

“My aim in this book is to help make joy your constant companion. To make that happen, this book offers you not a sermon, but a science; not a teaching, but a technology; not a precept, but a path,” explains Sadhguru in the book’s forward.

Today, as the founder of Isha Foundation, a worldwide nonprofit organization, and classical yoga retreat centers in both the East and West, he lights the path for millions like you. Isha’s international retreat center based in the western world is the Isha Institute of Inner-sciences situated in Tennessee’s own spectacular Upper Cumberland just one hour northwest of Chattanooga, TN.

Just following the book release will be Isha’s popular, annual World Peace Day celebration September 24th, hosted at the Tennessee center. The World Peace Day celebration is an annual daylong event in honor of the United Nations International Day of Peace. World Peace Day is dedicated to cultivating peaceful possibilities within ourselves and our world through creative expression, celebration, yoga and meditation in the idyllic natural setting of the Foundation’s breathtaking Upper Cumberland retreat center.

Sadhguru is known around the world for large-scale humanitarian, educational, and environmental projects carried out by Isha Foundation, which he founded in 1992.   Supported by over three million volunteers worldwide, the objective of all the Foundation’s activities is to empower the individual to realize the ultimate potential within, and to promote a global climate of inclusiveness and harmony. Sadhguru has been an honored guest and speaker at distinguished forums and institutions including the United Nations, The World Economic Forum, Harvard, Wharton, Microsoft, TED, Google, and more.

Inner Engineering is a fascinating read of Sadhguru’s insights and his teaching. If you are ready, it is a tool to help awaken your own inner intelligence, the ultimate and supreme genius that mirrors the wisdom of the cosmos.” – Deepak Chopra

“I am inspired by Sadhguru’s capacity for joy, his exuberance for life, and the depth and breadth of his curiosity and knowledge. His book is filled with moments of wonder, awe, and intellectual challenge. I highly recommend it for anyone interested in self-transformation.” —Mark Hyman, MD, Director, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, and New York Times bestselling author

Feeling so much better! Therapeutic massage with Tiffiny

I am honored and blessed to know Tiffiny C. Rudkin, LMT of Jade Tree Wellness Center Inc. I’ve had massages before, all wonderful, but Tiffiny has raised the bar for sure! In fact, she’s more than a massage therapist, she’s an”Ailment Alleviator.”

My experience with Tiffiny today (similar to my first visit) left me invigorated, breathing better, relaxed, ready to shop a bit, and then clean the house (when I got home later)!

I drank plenty of water afterwards too! It’s wise to drink plenty of water after receiving healthful bodywork in order to flush out any toxins and other unnecessary accumulations released from your muscles.

Tiffiny performs Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapy, and Trigger Point Therapy–finding points on my back that I didn’t even know were sore until she found them! As well, she does Esalen Relaxation Massage, Cupping, and Tui Na.

Tiffiny used the cupping on me in a different way than I’d ever had done before also. She actually used a silicone cup to massage my back and release contracted muscles, which improves blood and lymphatic circulation. I also learned from Tiffiny that the way she uses the cup during massage prevents the temporary red circles from forming that I’ve known cupping can often leave on the skin.

Tiffiny knew she had a knack and passion for the healing arts, and thus became a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) in 2009. I asked how long she had been performing massage therapy, where she’d went to school, and how long it took. I have often considered going to massage school myself, but I am older than Tiffiny and my hands are not as strong as hers! Perhaps I should stick to typing! Haha!

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Tiffiny C. Rudkin, LMT

As well as all of the therapies previously mentioned, Tiffiny also practices Craniosacral therapy, which is a light pressure modality used to achieve deep, cellular level relief and may also help with depression, anxiety, and PTSD.

Tiffiny works on Triathlon athletes using sports massage, pregnant women with pregnancy massage, and chair massage. With Craniosacral therapy, she can do mouthwork both inside and outside the mouth, which can be good for headaches, migraines, and TMJ dysfunction.

If you’ve had a massage, you know that you can feel how muscles seem to get “knots” or bumps in them. I actually had a couple of these in my back, on my shoulders, that I hadn’t realized, but Tiffiny’s focused therapeutic bodywork on these really helped to loosen them. She also worked on my neck quite a bit, which has had a kink or catch in it for several weeks. It’s totally released now and my singing rehearsal today went exceedingly well! I’m so stoked about realizing the wonderful benefits that massage can have on my breathing and vocal ability!

When I asked Tiffiny about massage later, she told me that she is an “Ailment Alleviator” and I believe her! And my belief is built from experience. Tiffiny’s client centered approach, and focus that’s specific to your body is outstanding! I think you’ll be amazed!

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If you have any body pain, do yourself a favor and book an appointment at Jade Tree Wellness Center Inc. with Tiffiny C. Rudkin, LMT. You’re going to thank me for referring you to her!

Jade Tree Wellness Center Inc.
3039 49th St. N
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
727-207-4814 Cell
727-344-8690 Office

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.

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Ever wanted to perform on stage?

Have you ever wanted to sing on stage? It’s possible! Very soon, I’ll be performing a song on stage with a LIVE BAND! And I’m so excited!!

It’s been a fantastic journey of self-exploration and mental, spiritual, and vocal growth while participating in an 8-week singing transformation program with Breakthrough Performance Workshop! And this is something you could do too, because Breakthrough offers 8-week programs on an on-going basis!

As many of my family and friends know, I’ve been singing most of my life, both during my youth and years in church–and I really love karaoke! And in recent years I’ve sang alongside my songwriter, guitarist/bassist husband at restaurants and home parties. But, I’ve never sang on stage with a live band and backup singers!

This transformational program is not just geared for people who have sang for years though, the classes are designed to open you up, and help you find your own authentic voice–even if you aren’t sure you can sing–Mick and Tess are there to coach you! You can do this!

This is abSOULutely a bucket list thing to do! And when concert time rolls around, it’ll be an outrageous show!! Keep reading for my upcoming concert date and how YOU can get tickets! 

There are many reasons I never thought I’d sing with a band on stage:

  1. I didn’t think I wanted to be in the limelight (While it seems empowering, it’s quite a vulnerable position to be in)
  2. I had experienced some different forms of rejection in the past (for singing)
  3. By nature, I’m introverted – more of a writer than a performer
  4. I didn’t feel I was physically or vocally fit enough to perform for an entire evening, so why even bother rehearsing with a band for gigs when I didn’t think I could do it

When I signed up to take part in the Breakthrough Performance Workshop, I wasn’t sure I could sing on stage (without my husband), but I really wanted to challenge myself! And there were subconscious reasons to sign up that I didn’t even realize, until I began the 8-week program!

The Breakthrough Performance Workshop website states that the program is,

A ONCE IN A LIFETIME PEAK EXPERIENCE A FUN, EXCITING, EXTRAORDINARY WAY TO DO PERSONAL GROWTH RELEASE FEARS AND STEP INTO CONFIDENCE UNLEASH, RECHARGE AND EXPAND! A MUSICAL JOURNEY TO BREAKTHROUGH LIMITATIONS AND REALIZE YOUR POTENTIAL.

Certainly, the Breakthrough Performance Workshop has been a huge amount of FUN, and profoundly empowering! I love Mick and Tess’s therapeutic style! I have found such gracious, loving, and supportive beings–and enjoying every moment! And we have such an amazing group of program participants this time; they’re all so open and willing to stretch, feel, change, and grow!

In January 2016, I made a commitment to myself to live this entire year for myself, in joy, and–in a variety of ways–fully express who I am, mind, body, and spirit. This is definitely a highlight! Myself, and the eight others who began this program have been, and are continuing to, breakthrough lifelong fears that limited us.

Won’t you come out and support us? We would love to pack the house FULL on April 16th, 2016!! You can get your tickets here online (buying online allows us to know how many of you will be showing up)! We’ll be singing songs as a group, and each of us will perform a solo–I promise our show is going to kick butt!!

I have learned so much through this program! I’m telling you that singing improves our attitude and health in countless ways–by opening to the energy that sustains all of life, and moving your breath and authentic voice through the body.

One night at group, a participant had a toothache, by the time she sang her song though, that tooth had quit hurting completely!

I will continue to sing boldly and powerfully every day for the rest of my life! Come play with us! And–if at all possible–come to our huge show April 16th, 2016 at First Unity church in St. Petersburg, Florida and watch each and every star I am so very proud to know!

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 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

Finding natural health and beauty doctors – Tampa and St Petersburg Florida

Originally published for Examiner(dot)com

December 20th, 2015

Moved again. (Sigh!) But you gotta go where the work is. So, here I am again writing another article about how to find natural alternative and holistic health and wellness professionals.

Whenever my husband or I have a health issue I want my wellness team lined up and at the ready so we can take care of it early. As I’ve said before, the sooner you seek “well care” when you feel something is off in your body, the quicker an alternative therapy is apt to work.

Thought process

Let me start by giving you my thought process. Even if you have a lot of other priorities for instance, sports, extracurricular activities, etc., still you need to complete a senior project to graduate successfully. I began searching for those who would comprise my wellness team on Google before we moved. Then I went to the Natural Awakenings magazine for the Tampa / St. Pete area. They’re always a solid research tool.

Helpful magazines

  • Conscious Shift
  • Horizons
  • Transformations

Getting out in the Community

One of the first places I found (while driving around town), was the community acupuncture clinic! They will be first on my list to call if I feel I need care.

I’m excited to find them because my first acupuncture doctor moved to South Carolina a few years ago and started a community clinic there – so I am familiar with this type of business model and believe it will help more people (because they charge a reduced, sliding scale fee for services). Also, the community acupuncture clinic has more than one acupuncture doctor. That should mean, less waiting, and more opportunity to meet the one who’s just right for you.

Websites

While researching one of the acupuncture physician’s website it occurred to me I should check the Florida State Oriental Medical Association web page and see who all they have listed in St. Petersburg!

As my readers know, I prefer alternative health / natural health experts such as: a naturopath and acupuncturist, instead of western practitioners. Of course, you can also adjunct your regular medical health regimen with many natural health modalities like, yoga, massage, and essential oils.

In my experience, western / allopathic medical doctors spend much of their time in school being indoctrinated about pharmaceuticals. Most have only taken one course in nutrition! So, the natural health and holistic health avenues, just make more sense to me. And the natural health and holistic health services I am sold on have been around thousands of years – to me even if they take longer, I prefer them to a pill which only masks symptoms and may cause something far worse than your original problem!

I say this because I was surprised to find a clinic where MDs are offering a new approach, working together with chiropractors, acupuncturists, and much more to offer a substantial variety of treatments that treats the cause – what a concept! I would love to hear from anyone who has went to the Millennium Health & Wellness – please email me.

As I am writing this, the Body Mind & Spirit Expo is going on at the Sheraton Tampa Airport Westshore.

Mindset

But it is what it is, and people will only believe what they want to believe. That’s why in most reviews for the Body Mind & Spirit Expo they say to come and allow your mind to open / expand. My mind is already wide open because I believe God works in powerful and mysterious ways. I also believe God is limitless possibility, so I put my judgements aside and try things out – I figure it’s a lot safer to try food and natural cures, than trust any medication that has a side effect list as long as my arm! LOL

Stores

I started looking for a couple of really good health food stores. Found one! Sunshine Health Foods on Seminole Blvd. I visited the store and talked with owner/manager, Sue, for about an hour.

The Sunshine Health Foods store is well organized and includes a comfortable sitting area if you would like to peruse the many health and wellness related books they have, and learn (like I’ve been doing) about how to take care of yourself naturally.

Sue was kind enough to lead me to a massage therapist (next door) and an acupuncture clinic just up the road. I also picked up more holistic health type local magazines.

I love all kinds of health food / organic markets – they don’t have to be huge, or carry “everything” which, is why I like to find at least two. As for a “doctor,” I want a naturopath or acupuncture physician who truly listens to me about any and all issues I have going on then, using investigative tools, plans the necessary treatment and works to guide me in staying the course.

I am your local wellness activist and EFT practitioner ready to provide you a list of alternative, holistic, or complimentary medicine doctors located in St. Petersburg / Tampa Florida. I’ve linked each to their own websites so you can get more information about them or contact their office.

Practitioners

Dr. Deanna Ohm – > https://balancedrejuvenationmed.com

Dr. Alison J Kay (Palm Harbor / Clearwater)

Dr. Laurie Zakresky

Madeira Beach Center for Natural Medicine

St. Pete Community Acupuncture

Bay Area Oriental Family Practice

Well Within Natural Medicine, Inc

Jade Tree Wellness

Living Chiropractic and Wellness Center

https://www.yahoo.com/health

Holistic Health Haven

Conforti Chiropractic and Wellness Center (4 locations)

Piro Clinic of Natural Medicine

Peaks of Health Metabolic Medical Center

Vital Well-Being Center, Inc.

Lumina Healing Center

Calm Community Acupuncture (Tampa)

Health Food Stores

To eat better everyday and avoid some health issues you might also want to check out Tampa Bay Organics. They deliver fresh produce right to your door!

Leafy Greens Cafe

Sunshine Health Foods

Richard’s Whole Foods

Rollin Oats Market and Cafe

Earth Origins Market

Central Cafe & Organics

Take it upon yourself to be healthy, joyful, vibrant, and beautiful. Be who you want to be.

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

Why I meditate daily

Time for meditation

The day after Beau (our beloved 14 year old male Shih-Tzu) crossed the Rainbow Bridge, I realized our morning walk (when I’d do my walking meditation) could become my regular sitting meditation practice time.

I knew I could honor Beau (during my meditation time) by sitting with a blanket in the spot where he had made his transition to the “beyond”. Also, I could place the two small stuffed animals (my loving husband had given me years ago) near me, to sort of represent our kids with fur, Beau and Lou-Lou. Two little stuffed representatives to comfort me somehow.

Why meditate?

  • To center oneself emotionally, mentally, and spiritually within your being
  • To nurture self and enhance well-being
  • To take note of thoughts
  • To expand the space between thoughts – which sharpens one’s focus over time and makes the mind serviceable
  • To allow self to connect with God – our LIMITLESS Ever-Living Filling-All-Space Creator. (More about that connection here.)

My meditation time is priceless to me.

Meditation class

After taking structured meditation classes, I realize that I’ve always meditated, just not in any structured way. I have learned methods from Dr. Alison J. Kay and a MeetUp group, and I continue to learn.

A couple of weeks into my new sitting meditation routine, I visited Alania Starhawk’s crystal shop and studio in Largo, FL (Alania also runs a MeetUp group) and I was drawn to two wonderful “sister” crystals, which I brought home and proceeded to incorporate into my meditation seating arrangement.

Beginning to meditate

When I begin my actual meditation, I set a timer next to me (UPDATE: I was right, after two months, I did not need the timer).

I settle and relax my body into a comfortable position with my legs crossed.

I envision the light from the sister crystal next to my left foot, entering my body in a spiral fashion, clicking into place all of the gears or points of connection on each chakra wheel (beginning with the root/red chakra, sacral/orange, solar plexus/yellow (always visualizing a sun rise), up into the heart/green chakra (where everything grows from the sun and filters out as love to all in my community, city, county, state, country, continent, and world), then blooming into the throat/blue chakra, and continuing to the purple third-eye chakra, where levers and switches get flipped up or down, and re-calibrate as necessary whatever needs to be accurately tuned, through the very essence and into the center of my body, aligning my spine, reaching out through the light of the other sister crystal in my right hand, and finally, connecting with Limitless Creator Source Energy God via my crown chakra (top of my head).

Then, I naturally come out of my meditation with a word, or phrase from the Divine.

Honored Connections

When Beau passed, I wanted a pillow with a picture of him on it, but it took me awhile to figure out the picture and how to obtain it.

One day, I looked at the beautiful Awakened Fibers wall hanging in our bedroom and realized who I’d ask. I reached out to Mary Ann Pickard, owner of Awakened Fibers — and she was more than happy to create my Beau pillow! I commissioned her to make one pillow for me and one for my granddaughter (who also loved Beau, often asking to see him when we’d Skype or Google Hangout).

Once the pillows were finished, I met Mary Ann to pick them up. I was elated! She had lovingly designed and created such extraordinary pillows! So much detail, like the hidden zipper (so Jennie wouldn’t catch herself on it), along with super neat trim (blue cording on mine / frilly lace on Jennie’s) — really artistically crafted!

Meditate daily

Upon returning home, I immediately sensed that I would use my new “Beau pillow” during my meditation.

My yellow shirt is from India Artisans in Sarasota – located right next door to the Crystal Cave (another crystal shop I love and highly recommend).

Other meditations

Moving meditation

I did stair climbing meditation five days a week for more than two years. I used that time to de-stress from my tasks, stretch, practice Jin Shin Jyutsu, pray, and even practice Pilates and other movements to build and tone my body. I gained much calm during that time.

Sitting meditation

My sitting meditation is something I really look forward to each morning though. It’s a quiet, tranquil time where I feel totally nurtured and supported by All There Is. A time where the walls of “me” melt away and allow me to become ONE with All There Is, know and feel exceedingly that, We Are All Connected.

Focused meditation

You don’t need to have “things” around you when you meditate – but I have found that for now, these are pleasing to me and anchor me to my little piece of heaven on earth.

Quick recap

You can actually meditate with your eyes open! Just pick a point to focus on. Also, clearing your mind isn’t the goal. The goal (over time with consistent practice) is to make the mind serviceable.
You can use a phrase instead of a word. You can try walking meditation if sitting annoys you. The point is to observe and detach. Notice who (or what) is thinking the thoughts and let each gracefully float away.
Oh, and no spirituality is required. OM
❤️🦋🌀

Namaste. OM

UPDATE April 2019:

My morning routine has changed. Now, I mentally say, “Thank you.” Then before I get out of bed, I do this actual breathwork (yes, with this link):

https://youtu.be/lcC_DUtNr1M

Then, before brushing my teeth I look in the bathroom mirror, look into my eyes and say out loud, “Thank you mom and thank you dad for creating me”! (As both are in the Grand Beyond now). And then shower, dress, and do some yoga, Pilates, and/or Qigong. And I take my ASEA.

Later in the morning, I do this exercise too:

https://youtu.be/PwJCJToQmps

For beginners

Here are a few things I’ve found in common between all the various meditation teachers I have learned from:

  • Focus on your breath
  • Your mind will wander
  • As thoughts enter, allow them to float on by as if on a cloud
  • Stay unattached to external sounds or environmental conditions
  • Return to the breath
  • Start with one or two minutes
  • Sit comfortably in the same place each day
  • Try to meditate at the same time each day

After some practice, allowing the thoughts to float by and finding the space growing in between the thoughts is what is most important. Namaste. OM ❤️🦋🌀🙏

To our feeling great, better health, and longevity,

Sheila Murrey

Your alternative health researcher, joyful wellness guinea pig, and mindful Mind-Body-Spirit 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. And yes, it’s important to take good care of yourself because, We Are All Connected.

Check out this original song, It All Starts Within You. It’s one of my husband’s tunes – performed and recorded in Nashville, TN. You can download it (it’s Track 9) from this link: https://music.apple.com/ca/album/ive-got-a-taste-for-you/510433335

And the newest original song is, Angels All Around You: http://richardmurrey.com/mp3s/angels%20all%20around%20you.mp3

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).

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Toss and turn? Can’t sleep through the night? All-natural sleep aid provides relief!

Do you toss and turn quite a bit at night before you eventually fall asleep? Do you feel like you have to think through a million thoughts before you can wind down?

Millions of people seem to experience frequent bouts of insomnia or other sleep pattern disruptions. Our busy and stress-filled lifestyle is no doubt most of the reason. In our fast-paced, ever-changing, interconnected world, we are surrounded – nearly at all times – by stressful people, places, and things:

Environmental stress: Are you overwhelmed? Do you feel you have more information coming to you than your brain can process at any one time? When you feel overwhelmed, or overloaded, it means your emotions can’t quite keep up to speed with all the life stuff as it happens, which can cause you to be more frustrated, reactive, impatient, worried, and/or irritable. This mental stress takes a big toll on us. This has all been said before though, by many people. When our lack of sleep begins to effect us in evident ways, only then, does it seem, we take action.

Stimulation Fatigue: We know we’ve got to get a certain amount of things done daily though, such as get the kids to school, do our work tasks, care for loved ones, and so on. To attempt to maintain, we often find ourselves reaching for caffeine or other stimulants to stem the tide of our mental/emotional fatigue and sleep deprivation. This can eventually lead to stimulation fatigue (or adrenal burnout).

When your adrenal glands take a hit, mental/emotional stress can’t be released easily by the body, thus leading to the disruption of our hormonal and sleep rhythms (circadian rhythms). There are natural remedies we can take to help us get more rest, deeper sleep, and wake up refreshed!

Maybe you’ve tried all the tips and tricks to ease yourself into sleep, but none seem to help (because there’s really more going on inside your body than you know). Perhaps some nights the following sleep tips provide a little relief, but not on a consistent basis:

  • Turn off all of the lights, television, smart phone, electronic devices, etc. at least an hour before bedtime
  • Smell some lavender or other calming essential oil before you lay down
  • Drink chamomile tea, warm milk, or other soothing non-caffeinated, non-alcohol drink
  • Make the bedroom comfortable and cool
  • Install sound dampeners to block outside noises
  • Run a fan, or other white noise type of appliance (that does not have any distracting lights on it)
  • Don’t eat, smoke, or exercise just prior to bedtime
  • Meditate or use emotional freedom technique (EFT / Tapping) to ease any stressful thoughts from your day

Okay, so you’ve tried all of the preceding ideas (or found some of them impossible), yet you still need some kind of help.

When we miss sleep it affects us in different ways, often in some not so good ways. We may not always realize that our attention span is reduced, our memory is less sharp, or that losing sleep has anything to do with us not being able to lose weight. Lack of sleep also disrupts the body’s natural healing ability, which can lead to increased risk of chronic health issues, such as diabetes, depression, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

Great news!

Here’s some information about an all-natural, non-narcotic sleep supplement developed to help you fall asleep easier, sleep all night, and wake up refreshed. Doesn’t that sound awesome? Xymogen-Sedalin

This article provides you with details on a winner of a sleep supplement: Sedalin

Xymogen Sedalin is uniquely designed to promote sleep by:

  • Helping you to feel calm
  • Assisting you to get a normal, uninterrupted night’s sleep

People using Xymogen Sedalin reported that it helped them:

  • A young adult, under their parents supervision, on the autism spectrum (ASD), can relax and has an easier time of getting to sleep
  • A long time user is able to fall asleep faster and sleep better; feels refreshed upon awaking in the morning
  • Can fall asleep easier with less tossing and turning before falling asleep
  • Found it to be more effective along with 1mg of melatonin
  • Did not experience any morning grogginess, which is really good
  • Seems to balance user’s nervous system
  • Calms a busy brain
  • Experienced an ease to stress and anxiety
  • Helped a user stay asleep all night
  • Post menopausal female happy that this is not addictive; she can sleep through the night
  • User prefers SedaLin to name brand narcotic because the narcotic drug caused disturbing and wild dreams

Bottom line: If you have difficulty getting to sleep, need something to help calm you, and sleep all night long, the suggested recommendation is sleep aid: Xymogen Sedalin

This recommendation is based on research and noted anecdotal evidence from reviews.

Doctors might advise Xymogen Sedalin for you, if you experience any of the following:

  • Can’t concentrate?
  • Too much technology?
  • Overall busy day?
  • Proper sleep will help you stave off feelings of:
  • Befuddled
  • Dazed
  • Tired
  • Not as sharp
  • Grumpy

SedaLin is a non-addictive, all-natural blend of Magnolia officinalis and Ziziphus spinosa.

Xymogen SedaLin is a all-natural formula providing enhanced sleep support for:

  • Occasional sleeplessness due to stress and/or anxiety
  • Normalizing nighttime stress hormone levels
  • Muscle relaxation
  • Weight management

Studies have shown the following sleep support benefits when taking SedaLin by Xymogen:

  • Helps insure a sound night’s sleep
  • Helps you relax
  • Reduces fatigue due to lack of sleep
  • Allow you to wake up feeling refreshed
  • Gentle on your stomach
  • Gives you more energy during the day

SedaLin works via an herbal formula to reduce your cortisol (stress hormone levels) produced by the adrenal glands.

The all-natural herbs in SedaLin bind to targets in the brain that cause drowsiness. High Cortisol levels can disrupt your sleep rhythm and may be associated with sleep disturbances and fatigue. As you may have heard, Cortisol levels increase in response to stressors, like mental, emotional, and illness related stress.

The herbs in SedaLin:

Magnolia officinalis (Magnolia bark), also known as houpu or hou po in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), has been used for thousands of years to treat low energy, anxiety, nervous disturbances and so on. It has been a popular herbal remedy in Japanese Kampo medicine for hundreds of years, to aid a multitude of of clinical disorders.

Magnolia bark is rich in a biphenol compound, also known as honokiol and its isomer, magnolol. Honokiol and magnolol have been identified as the anxiolytic (anxiety-reducing) agents in extracts of a Kampo medicine called Saiboku-tu.

Ziziphus spinosa is a traditional as a calming herb used in TCM for over 2000 years. The leaves and seeds of Ziziphus spinosa inhibit central nervous system function, while the fruits may prolong sleep when combined with a sleep aid. Sansohnin, the main component of Sansohnin-to, is a TCM combination to aid sleeplessness.

Adults can take one or two capsules nightly, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.

To achieve maximum effectiveness: SedaLin should be taken for a minimum of 7 nights in a row. SedaLin may be taken indefinitely as it is non-addictive.

SedaLin product is available only from licensed healthcare professionals. Buy SedaLin Online here.

When not to use:

  • Keep out of reach of children
  • Do not use if you are, or suspect you are, pregnant or nursing
  • Do not use if you are allergic to any ingredient

All XYMOGEN Formulas Meet or Exceed Current Good Manufacturing Process (cGMP) Quality Standards.

SedaLin DOES NOT CONTAIN: Wheat, gluten, corn protein, yeast, soy, animal or dairy products, artificial colors, sweeteners or preservatives.

SedaLin is suitable for vegetarians.

Xymogen is committed to a quality product and is approved by:

  • GMP Certificate – Academy of Clinical, Environmental, Research and Information Services (ACERIS)
  • GMP “A Rating” – Natural Products Association (NPA)
  • Certification by Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
  • Kosher certification (all major authorities)

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/

Getting proper sleep is vital to living a vibrant healthy life

Do you reach for an energy drink, or coffee in the morning because you can’t wake up? Perhaps another caffeinated drink midday because you feel exhausted?

There’s a reason people use the phrase, “burned out” in relation to how they are feeling. It’s entirely possible your adrenals are burned out.

Cumulative stress can overly stimulate the adrenal glands and drive up cortisol levels. Working in a high stress environment, or living with a stressful situation at home, can wreak havoc with your adrenals. Wouldn’t it be nice if you found a natural supplement to help? Keep reading!

Maybe you didn’t get enough sleep last night because you’re circadian rhythm is disturbed. Your circadian rhythm, a kind of physical, mental and behavioral ebb and flow (on a 24-hour cycle), kicks in according to how much light (or dark) in your environment.

When you miss sleep, it affects you in different, often not so good ways. You may not always realize when you can’t pay attention well or you can’t remember very well, that it’s because you’ve been losing sleep.

Lack of sleep also disrupts the body’s natural healing ability, which can lead to increased risk of chronic health issues, such as diabetes, depression, high blood pressure, and heart disease. And there are studies suggesting people can’t lose weight as easily, when they’re sleep deprived.

If we are to just take a look at “attention” for a moment, we would find scientific studies, pointing to things like, Adult attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is associated with alterations in circadian rhythms. 

What’s even more interesting is that people with cognitive decline, such as senile dementia and mild cases of Alzheimer’s disease, can benefit from Interplexus Seriphos.

There are clinical applications for the main ingredient in Seriphos (serine phosphate derivatives) that can reverse hypothalmic-pituitary resistance to cortisol hyper-secretion. As well, it is also indicated in conditions of memory deficit.

There are wonderful non-narcotic all-natural sleep supplements suited to relieve a range of conditions. Each non-addictive sleep aid address different issues, but all of the products offer natural solutions to help ease you into a restful night’s sleep and / or help you sleep more soundly, all through the night.

Click this link: Interplexus Seriphos to learn more and order Seriphos, a natural sleep aid supplement that can also assist your adrenals.

Seriphos by Interplexus is uniquely designed to:

  • Help optimize brain neurotransmissions (specifically to the hypothalmic-pituitary area)
  • Provides a beneficial effect on memory retention and recall by rousing morphogenetic neuronal plasticity, which delays or prevents age dependent neurotransmitter deterioration or decline
  • Potentially improves memory, helping in cases where cognitive decline, senile dementia, and mild cases of Alzheimer’s disease are being experienced

Feedback from users indicates that most individuals end up using it for a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 9 months. In some instances, individuals start with 1 capsule per day and gradually increase dosage as directed.

People using Interplexus Seriphos reported that it helped them:

  • Bounce back from adrenal fatigue
  • Reset circadian rhythm
  • Get better rest, if they took Seriphos for a minimum of three months, to a maximum of nine months
  • Sleep better, even beginning with one capsule per day
  • More than Melatonin for being immediately effective to provide sleep through the night
  • Get at least a six hour night sleep for highly anxious persons
  • Feel calm
  • Sleep deep, more soundly
  • Calm anxiety, even for those experiencing chronic stress (with chronically high cortisol hormone levels)
  • Not only sleep better, but feel more alert the next day and think better
  • Reduce heart palpitations
  • Sleep better – even for those sensitive to hyperactivity, simple adjust when taking Seriphos (perhaps only with morning or noon meals and skip it in the evening)
  • Even when Bipolar disorder was suspected
  • Even when cortisol hormone levels are extremely high (causing insomnia, irritability, and exhaustion)

Bottom line: If you have difficulty sleeping due to stress and adrenal overwhelm, and experience any of the following:

  • Memory or learning impairment as related to aging
  • Know your adrenals are overworked, sluggish
  • Suffer from anxiety

The suggested recommendation is sleep aid: Seriphos by Interplexus

This recommendation is based on research and noted anecdotal evidence from reviews.

Doctors advise you not to take Seriphos if you:

  • Are pregnant
  • Are taking alkaloid stimulants or on adrenergic agonists
  • Suffer reduced kidney function or failure

If you have a sensitive stomach, it is recommended that you take Seriphos with (not before) meals.

Each Seriphos capsule contains:

  • Serine phosphate 90 mg
  • Calcium 45 mg
  • Magnesium 45 mg
  • Phosphorous 190 mg

SERIPHOS® is a pure product not derived from animal tissue. The serine comes from vegetable sources. The phosphate is derived from a pure phosphate donor compound.

To our feeling great, better health, and longevity,

Sheila Murrey

Your alternative health researcher, joyful wellness guinea pig, and mindful Mind-Body-Spirit 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. And yes, it’s important to take good care of yourself because, We Are All Connected.

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.

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Finding natural health and beauty doctors

Originally published August 28, 2012 on Examiner(dot)com

Yes, this is a huge topic.

Florida state regulations

Did you know the state of Florida has not licensed any naturopathic doctors since 1959? But there are doctors who promote natural ways for you to be healthy and beautiful—practicing as acupuncturists, doctors of Oriental Medicine, chiropractors, or anti-aging specialists. And they are practicing right here in sunny Florida.

I like naturopaths because they treat the whole person – which, by the way, is why they call it “holistic” medicine (holistic means whole). They treat your mind, body, and soul / spirit. They do not just prescribe a pill for your symptom. They get to know you and what makes you tick (and what makes you sick). The naturopathic physician will work as a detective to get to the root cause of your individual situation, illness, pain, etc. I now know that some naturopaths must practice under another type of license – such as acupuncture.

Team approach

Author Kris Carr, who wrote “Crazy Sexy Cancer” suggests putting together your own team of functional medicine doctors. I agree with her that we need to research the doctors and interview them.

This is one reason I am still working on a book about my healing journey from asthma. I believe each of us facing a health situation should take it upon ourselves (empower yourself) by using online information to aid in your research and learn about your particular issue. Do your due diligence then visit the doctor, meet him or her first, ask questions, then decide if they will provide the treatment to cure your particular situation. If not, keep seeking and interviewing others until you have a team of experts to help you heal.

Ways to heal

As for why this is a loaded topic. There’s a trend I hope grows and becomes more important as years go by. Holistic, alternative, and complimentary medicine. Acupuncture and naturopathic physicians, along with chiropractors, lead the way in this movement. They have all encouraged me to speak to others about my health recovery.

My story

I reversed asthma in my body several years ago and was able to completely stop taking five pharmaceutical medications. Mainstream medicine would say that I have been asymptomatic (meaning I’ve had no asthma symptoms) since 2005. And because of legal mumbo jumbo I’m not allowed to tell you how I did it without providing a “disclaimer” (since I’m not a physician or other kind of licensed health care practitioner).

I can tell you my health quest began by visiting an acupuncture physician, Joan Massey, at HealthQuest Wellness Center in Titusville, Florida. I’d seen chiropractors most of my life so that was a piece of the puzzle I’d always had in place for chronic issues. (Joan has since moved to South Carolina so I’ve included a link to her – click on her name above or see the links at the end of the article).

I knew, just like all of you know, that eating vegetables was important. My mom, just like your mom, had told me since I could remember to “eat my veggies” with dinner. But until I found an acupuncture physician who went way above and beyond, providing me with whole raw food advice, I did not know what an amazing journey I was on.

While receiving massage I asked my LMT at Health Quest, Dory Valentine, if she knew of a naturopath. That’s when I was led to Dr. Anita Spitz. Though not a naturopath Dr. Spitz is a mainstream medical doctor who believes in treating the whole person and uses drugs and surgery as last resort measures (because pills all have side effects and only treat symptoms). I wish more physicians were like Dr. Spitz. She excels at educating her patients. Dr. Spitz is always learning, open to find tools and modalities that help their patients.

Continued learning

I learn from every doctor I see. I ask questions and take notes. Oh and I blog. haha!

If you watch Dr. Oz or read his advice online you know he also promotes a healthy diet for your health and beauty. I’ve also been accumulating a list of doctors who believe the same. Not all of them are naturopaths, but as with Dr. Spitz and Dr. Oz some allopathic doctors know eating right is vitally important to your health.

Conventional medicine

Conventional medical doctors sadly, do not do much to promote it for a variety of reasons. Mostmedical doctors only had ONE CLASS in nutrition during their TEN YEARS of medical school education!!

Most people are lazy. I’m sure traditional doctors have often told their patients to “eat healthy” only to have their patients ask for a pill. Most folks want to eat anything, indulge in their cravings, and just take a pill when they have a problem. Very few really understand the phrase, “you are what you eat.”

But, there is hope. Some people want to change. Some, like one of my coworkers, will watch, “Food Matters” – then ask me, “what are you eating”? I love those kinds of people – they want to take responsibility for their health. They know “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

List of Alternative Doctors

Here’s a list of alternative, holistic, or complimentary medicine doctors located in Titusville, Florida – Brevard county (close to the Kennedy Space Center).

I’ve linked each to their own websites so you can get more information about them or contact their office.

  • HealthQuest Wellness Center
  • Daly Chiropractic and Wellness Center
  • Eric Hunstad DOM – Doctor of Oriental Medicine / Acupuncture
  • Dr. Anita Spitz MD – Acupuncture & Alternative Medicine
  • Affordable Acupuncture by Joan (South Carolina)