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Lab Testing has its place in any practice…but is it enough? 

 

 It’s often frustrating when a patient hands me their lab work or recent CBC (Complete Blood Chemistry) and tell me their primary care Doc said, "it’s all good ….nothing to worry about" and then we analyze it according to a Functional model and we find a number of imbalances that suggest something entirely different.

 

It’s important to understand that any lab testing only provides a piece of the puzzle and the information provided is only as useful as the level of skill of as the practitioner analyzing the results.  There is also the pitfall of false positives and samples that have been contaminated or even worse is sending the same sample to three different labs and getting three different results.  I’m often dismayed by what insurance companies are willing to pay and accept as the "standard of care." Some of the most useful biomarkers such as Vitamin D, and  Thyroid antibodies and Leptin are not recognized as "standard of care and Doc’s don’t bother to run the panel because the insurance company will deny payment and the patient will be left paying out-of-pocket.

 

At raSahealth we have found it valuable to test in multiple ways.  We embrace the 5 levels of health and healing model and we know that bio-chemistry is only one small piece of the human design.

 

Have you gone to the Doctor with a concern of a small mass or symptom and the Doc say’s I don’t see anything to be concerned about come back in 3 months and we’ll check it again.  Why is that?  It may just be because the Docs know that many of the tests they rely on are not very "sensitive" and if they wait long enough eventually the test will come back positive.  Frankly, the longer you wait to "find" the problem ….the bigger the problem has become.  Cancer has been developing many years before there are symptoms or before the traditional tests we rely on are sensitive enough to detect  the anamoly.  We know the longer you have it…the harder it is to correct.  By the time a mass has developed on a breast and detected through a mammogram it may be several years after the cells began to change.  Therefore,  using "sensitive" tests and cross checking through different systems often reveal imbalances  before they become life-threatening.

 

One test we can use is a  Functional interpretation of your blood chemistry which compares the patient to a population of "healthy" people instead of a population of sick patients which results in a far wider bell curve and ultimately leads to the Doc saying "you’re blood work was fine!  We’ll see you next year."  Let’s look at this option a little more closely.

 

 

BioChemistry

 

 

Most Docs are using the conventional laboratory reference ranges for blood chemistry and CBC interpretation.  For many practitioners blood chemistry and CBC analysis is a matter of comparing a test result with the conventional laboratory reference range, seeing whether or not the patient’s results are normal or abnormal and attempting to fit them into a particular disease pattern or pathology.  These conventional laboratory ranges are designed to identify and diagnose disease states and pathology.  People who fall within the reference range are assumed to have no clinical signs and symptoms of any disease, and are considered "normal." Have you heard of someone who had just been cleared in their yearly physical only to drop dead of a heart attack only weeks later.

 

Practitioners of Functional  and holistic medicine understand that symptoms of deep fatigue, migrating muscle aches and joint pain, numbness, tingling, and brain fog is not normal.  Yet our patients with these symptoms do not have a clinically identifiable disease.  As a result they are told by their doctor that they have an "unremarkable" or "normal" laboratory test, i.e. they are "clinically" normal or "it’s all in your head." They may be normal when compared to a database of the sick or diseased , but often they fall into an entirely different light when compared to a population of those with optimal health.  As a practitioner trained in Functional interpretation of Blood Chemistries we know to also look for trends and patterns that may indicate the need for further investigation.  

 

 This patient’s lab was considered "normal" by his medical doctor yet when we ran his panel  according to functional analysis we saw a pattern of elevated AST, decreased Co2 and increased alkaline phosphotase which placed her at an 78% risk for congestive heart dysfunction.

 

 

 

 

We can no longer rely on the "standard of care" as dictated by insurance companies.  Insurance companies are in business to earn a profit.  Their focus is sick care not "health" care. 

 

I’ve posted before about my personal loss and journey with a beloved brother who spent a lot of time in and out of hospitals..  Near the end time when I visited I could see he was very ill.  Yet I asked his specialist how he was doing and they answered "we expect a great recovery!"  I began to weep silently.  My brother asked, “what’s wrong,”….I said, “I hate to see you like this.”  He said, “Why? Do you think I’m sick?…. The Doctors tell me I will recover.”

 

My prognosis was very different.  I looked at the tongue, the nails, the pulse, the eyes, his bio-field and I saw decay and loss of life. This was a perfect example of relying on labs only or having a Doc who has no skill interpreting the numbers or the signs.  I did not need the "labs" to tell me how he was.  His body told me everything I needed to know.

 

 

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 This picture represents the 3 levels we are evaluating. (Left) The physical body (through chemistry)  (Middle) The Biofield through Bio resonance and (Right) Autonomic Response Testing.

 

Have you had the experience where one day your computer "isn’t working the way it used to?"  It’s slower…the files may appear rearranged and everything takes longer.  So you call Tech Support and they guide you through the steps…check the cables, the monitor, the processor, the connections, the keyboard and you say everything is fine….You even bang every key and nothing changes and the voice on the other ends says "everything seems to be fine."  But  YOU KNOW EVERTHING IS NOT FINE.  The breakdown isn’t in any one individual part– it is IN THE WHOLE.  It could be the operating software.  This is why conventional medicine is limited. It only looks at the individual parts  In fact—we have specialists for every part but no doctor to assess the whole.

 

Bioresonance testing offers a view of the whole.

 

 

 

BioResonance Testing

 

Information leads to Transformation!

 

 

Physical matter is only one interpretation of the human body.   It has been what Western medicine has focused on for the past 100 years.  Other cultures and systems of healing recognize that the body is composed of and emits light.  In fact, these ancient systems embrace a model that understands it is the bio-field that influences the bio-chemistry and many of their treatments revolve around physics and the use of frequency, resonance, sound, light and more.  Therefore, if we are only assessing a patient according to their biochemistry we are missing the forest through the trees.

 

The bioresonance system we use in our office is based on a "frequency matching" model.  Once the patient is scanned their blueprint is matched against the "optimal" and the results are reported in various graphs, graphics and colors. Perhaps, you are aware of the connection to emotional trauma and heart disease.  There are numerous studies to show the affects of emotional trauma and heart disease.  This information is stored in the bio-field and able to be matched to specific locations in the body.

 

Remember the patient with the 78% risk for Congestive Heart Dysfunction?  After we performed their Bio-resonance scan we were able to precisely identify the underlying emotional patterns locked in their field indicating an earlier trauma surrounding the concept of "loss." When questioning the patient they revealed the significant loss they had experienced only 3 years ago with the untimely passing of two loved ones. We began a multifacted approach and immediately began to address the underlying factors significantly decreasing their risk.

 

  What you see here is a matching of the concept of "loss" revealing itself in the "coronary veins" as depicted by the RED in each of the following scans.

  

Note:  The primary focus in this scan is anything in red.  Notice the "red" indicating coronary veins in the first figure.

 

 

 

Note:  Highest focus is shown in "red."  The concept of "loss"

 

 

 

Can someone die from a brokenheart?   Internationalgriefcouncil.org was founded by three women from three different cultures and three different countries as each of them tell their personal story of how grief and profound loss tore their worlds apart and left them changed forever.  Their lifework is now dedicated to counciling, guiding and helping others with a profound and unshakable sense of loss rediscover themselves and their wholeness.

 

In our patient care we use Applied Psycho Neurobiology to address this level of healing

 

 

 

 

 

Bio Field Testing 

 

 

 

See your health in a whole new light!

 

 

 

 Great minds have often said if  you want to understand life you only have to observe nature.  Most of us have at one time or another planted a seed and watched it grow.  Think of the components you need…seed, soil, water, oxygen and light.   This summer I often sat in the morning and reflected on how the trees in our yard would twist and bend themselves as to only draw closer to the light.  Seasonal Effective Disorder  (S.A.D.) is a condition that effects millions as the seasons turn into winter and our light dependent bodies yearn to feel the nourishing rays.

 

Our dense physical body is composed of things that the naked eye cannot see–atoms, molecules, chromosomes and cells.  However, words like "atoms," "chromosomes," and "cells" can hardly describe divinity’s creative activities or the true nature of life.   Our cells contain the DNA/RNA memory codes and intelligence factors to access and fulfill their evolutionary advancement.

 

 In the 1970′s, Fritz-Albert Popp, theoretical biophysicist at the university of Marburg in Germany was looking for the difference between two similar hydrocarbons.  Although their chemical structures are virtually the same, one of them is carcinogenic.  He discovered the only difference between them is how they interact with UV light.  He performed his test on 37 other chemicals, some cancer-causing, some not.  After a while, it got so that he could predict which substances could cause cancer.  In every instance, the compounds that were carcinogenic took the UV light, absorbed it and changed the frequency.   When he presented his findings at a conference for oncologists, they told him it was crazy.  They said his results must mean light is being emitted by cells. Popp said, "YES!"

 

Popp and one of his students developed a photo-multiplier that could measure light emitted by cells, photon by photon.  His research showed that our own cells produce biophotons that communicate with one another.  These photons are coherent, as in laser light.  Coherent light occurs when the wavelengths are the same and the waves are in phase with one another.  

 

The work in Biophotons has challenged our accepted understanding of cellular processes. Light does two things in the body.  First, it changes the condition of the atoms for the order of the system.  Second, it transfers information between the cells.  We have over 100,000 reactions per second in each cell.  These reactions must be activated by a process that works much faster than enzymes can.  Only light can do that–provide the information to coordinate 100,000 reactions in each cell per second! The body also uses light to make order, a special kind of order. It is the knowledge and understanding of these principals that encouraged Dr. Klinghardt to develop Autonomic Response Testing. You may  find it interesting to know that this model is accepted widely throughout Europe.  In fact, Dr. Klinghardt has often said his patients in Germany would much prefer a Laser Energetic Detox and Autonomic Response Testing instead of any lab or pills he may have in his black bag.  Yet, his patients in the U.S. are so conditioned to receive a prescription when they go to their Doc they feel like the visit wasn’t valuable if they leave without one.  

 

There are many tools and techniques to assess the Bio-field.  Autonomic Response Testing is the tool I am certified in and it has been a lamplight on a sometimes dark and lonely path and a wayshower when other Docs said there was no way.

 

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Autonomic Response testing

 

If you have read this far then you are one of the few that has begun to think outside the box of our current understanding of health and healing.  Like you–I am on a journey to greater awareness and understanding.  By no means is the information here meant to imply we have all the answers.  Like the popular folk song, "The Bear Went Over the Mountain and …what do you think he saw?  He saw another mountain…"  We are experiencing a paradigm shift in what health is and how to heal.  Everyday there are dynamic leaps in physics and the new biology pointing the way to what may be another mountain waiting to be discovered.  If you are one who has felt the inner nudge that we are more than our biochemistry and know that by not addressing the other principals of human design we are in fact missing the forest through the trees– jump on board and explore what’s possible on the frontier of greater health options.  I’ll meet you on the mountain.

 

Interested in learning more about health and healing beyond your biochemistry?  Join us for this 4 week series

 

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Passover, Holy Week, New Beginnings & Essential Oils

 

While there are major differences between these events they all celebrate Spring and hope.  It is at this season of the year, we celebrate the grandeur of all creation in the beauty of the flowers and many contemplate the mystery and the sanctity of all life.

 

 

900 Year old Olive Trees as they stand in the Garden of Gethsemane

 

The eight-day festival of Passover is celebrated in the early spring, from the 15th through the 22nd of the Hebrew month of Nissan.  It commemorates the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. The Olive Tree flourishes throughout Judaism, Islam and Christianity as a symbol of peace and prosperity, its oils cherished and its growers respected.  Olive oil was a revered liquid in biblical times used for healing, anointing, lighting lamps and for religious purposes more than food.

 

Rabbis have long identified with the Olive Tree as a symbol of Israel or of the Jewish people, and in the Mishnah, a book of Jewish oral traditions, compiled in the third Century, Rabbi Yohanan asks, "Why are the people of Israel compared to an olive?"To teach you that just as an olive does not give its oil except when crushed, so do the Jewish people do not repent and return to God except after being crushed by suffering."

 

"Kindled from a blessed tree, an olive neither of the East nor of the West, whose oil would almost glow forth though no fire touched it: Koran, 23:35

 

But what makes this Holy Week is something else when you consider that  something happened some two thousand years ago, in space and in time, something so shattering that the grinding wheels of fate were stopped and death is now no longer allowed to have the final say.

 

Let’s explore these events from the perspective of Essential Oils.

 

Garden of Gethsemane 

The last hours before Jesus’ death were spent with his Disciples in the Garden of Gethsemane which is located just east of Jerusalem across the Kidron Valley, the foot of the Mount of Olives.  “Gethsemane” is derived from the Hebrew words “gat.” Which mean “a place for pressing,” and “shemanium” meaning “oils”  

 

While most of the original olives trees were burned the oldest trees found there have “miraculously” lived through the past nine centuries bacteria-free, according to molecular research presented at the Vatican Radio in Rome.

When olive oil was extracted in Biblical times, the whole unripe fruit was beaten in a stone mortar or mashed by treading under foot (Michah 6:15) because the whole fruit was crushed with the hard seed, the result is a mixture of the fatty oil of the seed kernel and the aromatic essential oil of the fruit.  The first oil of the fruit is considered both fatty and essential.

 

Temples,  Synagogues and Churches around the world  incorporate this oil as part of their sacred “anointing oils.”   Til present time much of this oil come from Galilee and the fertile valleys outside Jerusalem.

 

The Torah: A Women’s Commentary explains that the oil used to anoint sacred objects as well as the priests was to be made of four precious spices — myrrh, cinnamon, cane and cassia — combined with olive oil.

 

Anointing oils may be blended with Hyssop, Myrrh, Frankincense and others.  Essential oils are referenced in 36 of the 39 books of the Old Testament and 10 of the 27 books of the New Testament.  Revelation22:2 “and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations” and Mark 6:13 “anointed with oil many that were sick and healed them”

 

Unique Chemistry of Biblical Oils

 

The dominant classes of compounds in the oils of the Bible are: Sesquiterpenes, Monoterpenes, and Phenols along with Ketones, Aldehydes, and Esters. 

 

Sespuiterpenes and Monoterpenes can be spiritually elevating by stimulating the pineal gland and their oxygenating capabilities can create an environment that makes it difficult for cancer cells to survive.

 

 

Myrrh 

 

Myrrh has one of the highest levels of sesquiterpenes, a class of compounds that has direct effects on the hypothalamus, pituitary and amygdala seat of our emotions.  Myrrh, like Frankincense is a gum resin from a desert tree of the same family.  Today it is helpful to balance the thyroid and endocrine system and many fungus and viral conditions.  It can be used topically, diffused or inhaled as well as placed under the tongue.

 

 

Frankincense

 

 Frankincense Is holy anointing oil, a cure-all used to enhance meditation and elevate spiritual consciousness, thought to assist one in the transition of death.  Frankincense was used to anoint the newborn sons of kings and priests, which may have been why it was brought to the baby Jesus. 

Frankincense is mostly monoterpenes.   Today, monoterpenes are known to reprogram cellular memory that promotes permanent healing.  It can be used orally, topically or diffused.

 

 CASSIA 

  

Is a steam distillation from bark related to Cinnamon.  It was recorded to be part of Moses’ Anointing Oil. Scriptures:  Exodus 30:24; Psalms 45:8; Ezekiel 27:19,  Today it is considered a natural immune builder with anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.  Because is has a stronger and more intense nose it wold be best to blend with milder essential oils before applying on the skin.  Myrrh can provide powerful support to blends when used in very small quantities.

 

 

 CYPRESS

 

The chemistry of Cypress is 77% Monoterpenes and Cypress trees can live to be 400 years old.  Monoterpenes reprogram cellular memory with correct information thus promoting permanent healings at a cellular level.  Emotionally beneficial for easing feelings of loss and promoting feelings of security.  Can diffuse, apply topically or inhale directly.  The Chinese value cypress for its benefits to the liver and the respiratory system.  

 

One final thought I would like to leave you with goes beyond the “chemistry” of pure essential oils. 

Electro-Magnetic Properties Essential Oils

 

Another dimension to the healing properties of essential oils has to do with their electrical properties.  All essential oils carry electrical charges.  These frequencies are measurable with properly designed instrumentation.  The frequencies of essential oils are between 52-320 MHz—the highest of all known substances.  The highest is Rose Oil at 320MHz.  Lower frequency oils resonate wit the bodily systems that have those frequencies, such as the bones and joints. 

 

By comparison, fresh herbs measure 20-27 MHz, dry herbs 12-22MHz and fresh produce 5-10MHz. 

 

We know that the human body is made of cells which have both electrical and chemical function.  As a practitioner who embraces a model known as the 5 Levels of Health & Healing we recognize and work with the physics and electro-magnetic dimensions as well as the chemistry and physiology of the human body.  Embracing these properties in accordance with proper usage has been a critical part of our healing tools and protocols.

 

All oils are not created equal. Let’s save that for another discussion.  What’s important here is to begin to recognize that CPTG essential oils have earned their rightful place not only in our natural medicine cabinet but also as an e-scential part of our spiritual journey as we awaken in consciousness and awareness of our full potential.

 

Whether you celebrate Passover, Holy Week or the seasonal change of Spring…be sure to include these powerful and potent healing “gifts of the earth.”

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 Should I do the Chemotherapy? Have the surgery?  Only do Alternative treatment? Take the medications? Do the radiation? or ____________fill in the blank.

 

This conversation takes place in our office every week and daily  in homes around the Country.  Life as we know it stops dead in its tracks when you or someone you love sits face-to-face with the news of a life-threatening diagnosis.

 

More personally this was a conversation I  lived with when a beloved family member faced  a life changing diagnosis.  The loss is still ripe with sudden moments of deep ache and sadness punctuated by a need to make it all mean something …be something …contribute something more that may make a difference to one other person or a family who is navigating this uncharted territory.

 

Meryl Streep said, "it’s amazing how one person dies and the whole world seems empty."

 

Some Experiences Leave Us Forever Changed

 

My brother was a big force.  He didn’t come into the world soft like a spring rain and he didn’t exit any more gently.  His journey on earth was volcanic, colorful, adventurous and bold.  Why should his transition be anything other?  Living life with such boldness often comes with a price that may include feelings of: injury, loss, achievement, acquisition, understanding, betrayal, anger, resentment and sudden spiritual insight.   

 

Our Mom died when she was only 51 years and me and my siblings were in our early years of adulthood.  Innately I assumed a mother/sister role with my younger brother and our rich love was entangled by deep conflict, –fraught with competition, loyalty, fierce stubborness and passion for life.

 

Vincent’s journey of reckless abandonment left him in the hospital with broken bones, ribs, internal bleeding, Hep C, Cirrhosis, Diabetes and more.  He was stitched up, sewn up and sent back out to pasture so many times we all knew him as the man with more lives than most of us dreamed possible.  Most of these incidents would have left many with a much earlier demise but his faith in what he knew to be God and his ability to find a way when he was told there is none was undeniably other worldly.

 

I loved this about him and I hated this about him.  I wanted him to live.  I wanted him to be on this journey with me for as long my life would last.

 

A year ago we realized we were soon to loose him and we gathered at Christmas to have a living memorial and tell him while he could see us, hear us and hug us how much his life impacted ours and how much he was loved.

 

 

30 days later he was still with us and I asked him if he wanted to live or leave and he said, "I WANT TO LIVE!"  Okay then I said, "here is what I am offering you….Come live with us in our home and I’ll assume full care of your health and treatment.  All I wanted from him was to give it 100% no matter what.  He said, YES!"

 

I’ll never forget the day my sister-in-law delivered him to my office.  He shuffled.  His breath was labored and his eyes had lost the twinkle.  Most of the time he just was dead awake.

 

The next 60 days I loved him well.  We loved him well.  I put together a small team of family members who were willing to believe health and healing were possible.  I turned over every stone I found and we lived and breathed the 5 levels of health and healing model.  From bone broth to raw and Family Constellation therapy to healing touch.  We diced, drank  and left no stone unturned as we sought the right combination of remedies, therapies, treatments and protocols that would bring him into a world of the healed and healthy. And we won.

 

 

 

 

Day by day his energy returned.  He went from not being able to walk to baby steps and from baby steps to stair steps and from stair steps to steps across the room and then one day around the block.

 

 

 

He was engaged again.  He began to dream and envision and hope and he smiled for the world to see and I celebrated each and every success and clawed my way out of despair when we hit a road block or a setback and then 60 days later he went home.  This was longest he had gone without having to go to the emergency room for blood transfusions or emergency paracentesis.  We celebrated life and we sent him home to continue the journey surrounded by the things he loved most.

 

While I no longer could monitor his daily activities, I not only had to pick up the pieces in my own life, I slowly began to see him return to his old habits…Let’s face it kicking cancer, disease, pathology or any life threatening diagnosis in the ass is an uphill climb.  It takes a village.  It requires tenacity, vision, hard work and a plan.  He just wasn’t able to keep it going.  It was easier to order a pizza than prepare life giving meals and it required commitment and energy to take daily enemas, healing treatments, meditate, exercise and breathing visualizations.  It also took money.  Every decision was between paying  out -of -pocket for care or using the benny card for meds.  A choice of a $35 co-pay for the liver doctor or  $200/hour for the alternative practitioner.

 

Eventually mainstream won out.  Before I knew it he had a team of "Liver Experts" representing the finest, smartest, most technologically advanced in the United States and he surrendered to their direction.  He chose to be their patient and abandoned all and everything we did up until that time.

 

His life became a daily struggle for a next breathe, a next draining, a next dialysis as his kidneys failed, a next intubation as his lungs filled and I wept.  In the beginning I was just angry.  I just couldn’t stand to see him struggle.  I was filled with pain and rage and helplessness and powerlessness.  My heart hurt from the minute I opened my eyes until the minute I closed them and everything in between.

 

I heard his Team of professionals declare "He was doing Well"…."he was making progress" .."he was stable"…he was going to be fine and yet my naturopathic trained senses told me a very different story.  I observed all the signs I had been taught….the quality and tone of the skin, the nails, the tongue, the eyes and the breath and I saw fatality.  Yet, I also keenly understood the Biology of Belief and how that impacted the dis-ease process.  One day I brought myself to my favorite sanctuary and I asked for guidance.  I asked for help in letting go and Letting God.  That day I decided I would no longer see death or dying.  I would no longer feel the deep despair of powerlessness.  I would no longer give him subtle clues of my deep disappointment in the turn of events.  That day I decided to just be LOVE.  I decided to appreciate the team of doctors and nurses and care givers who believed in a different way.  I decided to love on him with foot rubs and neck rubs and storytelling and essential oils and the healing truth of unconditional love.  I just hugged him with my every breath and I stood present to each and every procedure, needle, oxygen, dialysis, blood draw, they would offer him.  I did it with total surrender to the path he told me he wanted to walk and I did it with a loving heart.

 

 

 

On February 2,  2015 we say "we walked him home."  He called me that morning from his hospital bed where he had been for 3 long months and he was having trouble breathing.  He asked if I would come.  I quickly dressed on a snow covered frozen morning and arrived at his room to find him surrounded by a team of well meaning doctors.  We were ushered aside and told….we were nearing the end and…they could make him comfortable.  I did not want to be afraid and I did not want him to see my fear of loosing him.  I sang hymns and Christmas songs and Willie Nelson and James Taylor that I knew were his favorites.  I brushed his hair,  held his hand and read from his Bible the 23rd Psalm…."The Lord is My Shepherd…."  I annointed him with the essential oils he had come to love and I watched him breathe his last breath and then we sat for hours….unable to leave…unable to say farewell….unable to let his hand go for the very last time and I wept.

 

To Chemo or not to chemo….to cut or not to cut….to go alternative or traditional I understood in the days that followed was not the only question to be asked or answered.  The question that also needs to be asked is How Can I serve best?  How can I be present to my loved one in this moment?  What can I offer that will help them most. 

 

It was and is a difficult journey.  I don’t regret one thing I did.  I don’t regret trying to help him heal naturally and I don’t regret aligning myself with his wishes to take a conventional approach.  I don’t regret loving him.  

 

If you find yourself in a similar situation I hope in some small way this personal experience can offer you at least  a glimpse into our struggle….our path…..our loss and our love.

 

 

As part of our in-take process for all new patients we have a question that reads:

 

Please Comment about your past health care experience, and future expectations, feelings and intent

 

A patient wrote, (printed with permission)

 

"My experience with traditional medicine (except in emergencies in which cases I have always felt grateful for their expertise) has been that doctors have been close minded as they have been unable to go outside of their “box” and it is frustrating that no matter how much experience they have or even how newly out of med school they are, they and their med schools have neglected whole areas of investigation. The doctors I have dealt with will not consider anything alternative outside of their medical and pharmaceutical world. It seems to all be about only getting rid of symptoms, AND probably I am where I am now is because I have not regularly gone for checkups. With the clinic doctors at my hospital in this particular case, they are nice but there is a lot negativity and not a lot of support and/or hope unless I were to do exactly what they say. They become impatient with my questions and either look at me like I’m crazy or shake there heads “no” (whether they have heard of something or not) when I bring up something that does not hold medical truth in their world. With a diagnosis of stage 4 colon cancer metastasized to the liver I will soon be dead (between now and a year as most people only live a year and if I am one of those few EXTREMELY lucky people there is a VERY slim chance of making it to 5, IF I stop all of this foolishness and do what they say (chemo immediately). When I suggested that I might not want to do chemo, I was met with head shaking and/or silence as if I am committing suicide an sorrowful looks. I have just in the last few days decided that I definitely do NOT want Chemo. I have not told them this. They are thinking that I will be showing up for my first chemo appt next week.  Medical professionals and friends have said,  “Why not just do both?” But I don’t want to weaken my body and inhibit it from doing its job. To me it becomes a break-even affair instead of accomplishing real healing… AND I really, really believe to my core that healing is possible for me… not just a painful extension of life – waiting to die. I want to work with people who believe this and who will guide and support me…and not think of me as crazy. We are all going to die and NONE of us knows when… I could get hit by a car tomorrow and die which would have nothing to do with cancer. I refuse to live my life by statistics, probabilities and what reports say which is why I have not looked at my medical reports and did not want the doctor to tell me how long I had to live. I hate that he and all are treating me as if I am terminal. We have all been terminal since the day we were born.  Reports and statistics don’t take individuals, God, Spirit, Soul and what we are outside of the physical into consideration… 

 

We are all here for a reason to make a difference and to learn… When we have fulfilled our mission this time around then we move on…"

 

 

 

Some Experiences Leave Us Forever Changed.

 

 

As a natural health care practitioner the journey I took with my brother allows me to be a better doctor.  I am willing to stand in the fire with my patients but I am no longer held hostage by their life or their death.  There is freedom to be found in both. 

 

One life can make a difference.  Vincent J. Rasa, Jr. Made a difference.

 

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Doc…Could it be my thyroid? 

 

Each year I have complete bloodwork done as part of my wellness protocal.

 

Last year was different for me. After unpacking my summer worddrobe I realized all my clothes were tight.  Geez….I thought "it sure was a rough winter and  I did not get out and walk nearly as much but I was surprised by the pounds I had put on.  As the Doc went through her checklist I told her I was definetely feeling more tired…my skin was dry and I had gained 10 pounds in one winter season.  She suggested I start exercising and increase my Vitamin D. Then I said, "Do you think it could be my Thyroid?"  She said she would run some labs and let me know.  

 

 

Within 3 days her office called and suggested I start Synthroid  (T4 medication) immediately and that I would have to be on it for the rest of my life.  I set up an appointment to discuss this approach.  I asked, "why do  I need to go on medicine for the rest of my life?"   Her reply, "BECAUSE YOUR THYROID IS NOT WORKING!."  I thought to myself and this medicine is not going to do anything to help my thyroid START working. 

 

I decided to do a  thorough review of my lifestyle and wellness plan  leading up to this diagnosis and  I realized one big change  I had made last year was to become "gluten free."  What I did not realize was that all the "gluten free" products I was consuming were  simply replacing wheat flour with cornstarch, rice starch, potato starch, or tapioca starch.  The problem was these foods trigger the glucose-insulin response that causes you to gain weight and increase blood sugar even MORE than wheat products.  For me this contributed to elevated blood sugar, weight gain and leaky-gut!

 

I had also become the caregiver of a close family member who was critically ill.  The emotional stress of the possibility of loosing this loved one and the responsibility I felt in helping them get well had thrown my stress levels through the roof.  I decided to take a pro active approach and be my own detective.  I am not against pharmaceuticals yet I did not want to begin there.  I felt I had to give myself a chance to explore all of the options and as a natural health practitioner I  wanted to understand what led to this change.

 

   The first thing I did was run the correct panel of of numbers to get a more precise understanding of the clinical picture.  This is a big bone of contention in many medical offices because the Standard of Care dictates they only evaluate the TSH level. (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) and maybe T3 T4.  There is a great deal of  controversy around this approach as Conventional Doctors have adopted the TSH as the "Gold Standard"  If the TSH is normal, the search for hypothyroidsim usually ends.  The problem here is many people with Thyroid disease have normal TSH levels because the TSH is a Pituitary hormone.  Unfortunately, this test cannot measure if all your cells and tissues are receiving the released thyroid hormones.  If you are –the TSH result will be normal.  The best way to use the TSH lab test is in diagnosing a pituitary problem, not a thyroid problem.  A very low TSH with a low free T3 gives away a pituitary issue.  As a Certified practitioner of Dr. Klinghardt’s work I often hear him in the back of my mind saying "Treat the patient…not the lab!"   

 

 

Once I began to understand these 2 triggers I was not ready to jump into a lifetime of meds but I was ready to make some  corrections.

 

 

Having yearly blood work done is something I recommend for all my patients.  Unfortunately, most doctors do not really know how to interpret the results.  They simply look for highs and lows and do not consider the patterns and trends.  I ran all the tests outlined in #1 of the Thyroid Reference Guide as designed by Mary Shomon along with a CBC, metabolic and lipid profile.

 

 My results were indicative for Hashimotos,  which is an autoimmune disease.  Hypothyroidism is a condition. It was easy to see the relationship between my increase in gluten free products combined with the emotional stress and its impact on my physiology and I began to undue the damage

 

 

 Using my Functional Medicine Background I ran my own numbers  

 

 

 

 

 

Once I saw this I understood part of the perfect storm was due to the increase in insulin from the dietary changes leading to dysglycemia and on it’s way to Metabolic Syndrome. I became acutely aware of the relationship between my increase in gluten free products combined with the emotional stress and its impact on my physiology and I made a decision to due the damage

 

In conventional medicine if you have a heart issue the Doctor doesn’t usually ask about your liver and if you have a gall bladder problem the Doc doesn’t typically ask about your heart. They treat each organ as a separate entity.  This is like designing and building a new kitchen without considering how big a family you have. In my own case the M.D. never inquired about lifestyle changes or other factors that may have been a trigger for my body to change from normal to abnormal. This Doc only wanted to write me a prescription.  As we we’ve said before when all you have is a hammer everything looks like a nail!

 

Take a look at this to better understand the relationship between systems.

 

 

Having had a history of low Vit D, the emotional stress I was dealing with which was  impacting my physiology, food intolerances leading to leaky gut and inflammation I was an Auto Immune Disease text book case.

 

The standard & optional ranges for Functional health is a different range than you would find with standard lab criteria.  The reason is labs such as Quest or LabCorp compare the findings to a population of diseased patients while the Functional model standard compares you to optimal wellness.  The result is Functional practitioners are able to detect underlying imbalances and identify anomolies long before you develop pathology.  Doesn’t is make sense to make the correction BEFORE you have a diagnosis?  This can be very helpful in seeing the totality of the system and not just what one organ like the Thyroid is working or not working.  If I had relied on the M.D.  I would have never understood what led up to these findings and I would have been on medication for the rest of my life.

 

 

 

 Symptoms of Thyroid disorder 

 

  • Drier and/or itchier skin
  • Constipation
  • Numbness & tingling
  • Premature balding and diffuse hair loss
  • Weight Gain,
  • Drier, coarser, more brittle hair
  • Fatigue & tendency to fall asleep during the day
  • Your tongue may be abnormally large and the sides made be scalloped
  • Low basal temperature
  • Red, irritated, dry eyes
  • Night vision problems are frequent
  • Hoarseness
  • Paresthesias, tingling, burning sensation
  • Dizziness and vertigo
  • Sleep apnea
  • Depression
  • Vertigo or tinnitus
  • Mild elevation of liver enzymes
  • Elevated cholesterol
  • Infertility
  • Headaches & migraines
  • Fibromyalgia

  

 

 

Did you know there is such a thing as Hypothyroidism Type II – This is hormone resistance

 

Mark Starr, M.D. author of Hypothyroidism Type 2 explains the difference this way:

  • With Type 1 Hypothyroidism, the thyroid does not produce sufficient amounts of hormone to maintain “normal” blood levels of hormones, which in turn will maintain normal blood levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) produced by the pituitary. 
  • With Type 2 Hypothyroidism, the thyroid gland produces “normal” amounts of hormone, but the cells are unable to utilize the hormone properly. Some experts call this thyroid hormone resistance (which may be regarded as similar to insulin resistance).

 

 

Do you know that Thyroid disease is the most under diagnosed disorder and the most mis-treated condition?

 

Sadly, most Doc’s really miss the mark here.  When a thyroid disorder is identified the standard of care since the 1960′s is the prescribed medication of synthetic leothyroxine sodium, also called l-thyroxine or just plain T4.  Brand names can include: Synthroid, Levoxyl, Levothroid, Eltroxin, Oroxine, Unithroid, and others. is Synth.  Doctors are taught the problem is just in the thyroid, when most of the time it is not. T4 is a storage hormone.  Your thyroid also produces T3, T2, T1 and calcitonin.  For many, taking T4  is like taking an elevator that only goes to the 5th floor when you are trying to get to the Penthouse.

 

 

Do you know what the 3 different pathways for developing thyroid disease are?

 

Thyroid conditions most often occur because of a problem somewhere other than the thyroid gland itself, which is why the blood work can be normal and you still not feel well. There are 3 reasons for this phenomenon….

 

  1. Hormone Resistance (Type II thyroid resistance)
  2. A Stress-Related Thyroid Condition (rT3 Dominance)
  3. Autoimmune Thyroiditis (Hashimoto’s Disease)

 

 1. Hormone Resistance

 

Hormone resistance is the fastest growing pandemic in the world and you probable never heard of it.  Have you heard of Diabetes Type II?  The problem here is glucose cannot get into the cell.  Type II Diabetics have plenty of insulin but the cells can’t get the message to let glucose into the cell. 

  

Likewise with Hormone resistance or Type II Hypothyroidism there is plenty of hormone but the cell is resistant to taking it in.  Active T3 thyroid hormone cannot be used in the cell because the receptors to T3 are non responsive.  Your cells are literally starving for T3, but the feedback loop from the pituitary gland gets the message that there is adequate T3 and signals the thyroid that everything is okay.  This can result in normal TSH  levels and then the Doc tells you, “your labs are fine…you do not have a thyroid condition.  

 

Most doctors simply address the thyroid without considering the underlying issue.  In hormone resistance there is a good chance that inflammation in the cell is the problem.  One of the causes is toxins and affects the cell’s ability to receive the message.  Hormone resistance is a massive epidemic driven by inflammation of the cell. You may have heard that inflammation is the cause of most health problems today, including diabetes, thyroid, heart disease, and even cancer.  However more specifically, it is inflammation of the cell that is the problem. This underlying cause must be addressed.

In this condition taking thyroid hormone will do nothing to correct the problem. 

  

2. STRESS  

 

– A stress-related thyroid condition is the second reason for the phenomenon where your blood work looks normal  and you still have many of the clinical symptoms. 

 

Perhaps you have been diagnosed and are already taking medication for your thyroid.  Maybe your blood work is normal and the Doc’s have said you are fine.

 

Perhaps you have a stress related hormonal imbalance.  This was one part of the perfect storm that happened to me.  Being the caretaker for my loved one put an enormous stress on me emotionally and  physically from which I am only just recovering.

 

  

3. Auto Immune 

 

 

 

 

 

You could be one of the estimated 80% of people who have an auto-immune thyroid condition, meaning that you body is attacking itself.

 

The approach to healing thyroid conditions are different if you are autoimmune, hypo or hyperthyroid, Reverse T3 dominant, or have a Type II Thyroid condition.  

 

It takes detective work and a knowledgable practitioner who is willing to not only run the correct labs but knows how to interpret them and provide proper treatment solutions.

 

 

Let’s be sure to address another part of the diagnosis and that is the emotional/spiritual connection.  Louise Hay writes that thyroid is related to "When is it going to be my turn."  Thyroid patients are often caregivers, hands on …let’s roll up our sleeves and get it done sort of people.

 

 All dis-ease is our body messaging us that something needs to change….and that change does not happen in a pill.

  

Unfortunately, many people are being treated for thyroid conditions with replacement hormones and yet still suffering with a multitude of unexplainable symptoms? This can be true for so many because the doctor points to their “normal” blood work, and therefore the “success” of the medication. Of course there is a time and a place for medication, especially if you are one of those who do not have a thyroid.

What is the bottom line here?   

Take Action!

 

Find a practitioner who will run the correct labs and is able to interpret them. Then differentiate the treatment accordingly.  

 

We offer this service at rasahealth.com

 

 Dr. Rasa does offer remote consultations and you can drop us a note here to find out more

  

 

If you are like me and fall into the Auto Immune category one of the most beneficial things I have done to correct this pattern was a  Liver cleanse & Gall Bladder Flush.

 

 

Did you know: 60% of thyroid hormone is converted from T4 to T3 in the liver? Thyroid hormone influences the way that cholesterol and other lipids are synthesized and broken down and this happens in the liver.  This is one of the reasons people with Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism often have lipid panels with imbalances in their cholesterol, LDL and triglycerides.

 

Thyroid hormone also affects detoxification pathways in the liver and affects the enzyme system which helps us metabolize environmental toxins.  When this slows down the toxins build up.

 

 

How Does the Gall Bladder fit Into this?  The liver filters, metabolizes and cleans the blood.  Byproducts from these processes are dumped into the gall bladder to help the body get them out.  Low thyroid function slows down this whole process, making the liver and gall bladder sluggish and congested and can lead to gallstones?

 

 Have you wondered why Gall Bladder removal is now one of the most popular surgeries done every day in this country.  It could have all started with thyroid hormones and the liver.  Had a patient met with a Functional health practitioner these signs and symptoms would not have gone unnoticed and steps could have been taken to correct the problem and many people would still have their gall bladders.

 

 Once I fully understood this I became an advocate for liver cleanses and gall bladder flushes.  There are numerous ways to accomplish this and you can find many programs on the internet.  I caution you.   Some of these programs are incomplete and fall short of the mark and may lead to other more serious consequences.  I have dedicated a part of my work to leading groups through this process and will be offering a group again in March.  If you would like more information on this please click here.  

 

 

Here are some comments from a group who just completed a 28 day Liver cleanse/Gall Bladder Flush

 

I feel so much better especially the pain that has lifted from my heart and chest which is caused by inflammation  due to having Lupus. Now I will work even harder taking the things that I have learned emotionally, and physically…. How to think in a much calmer way, and what works and doesn’t work for my body. If only everyone could use some of their intelligence and put it towards their health, and well being using less drugs and following some kind of a protocal we would all be in such a better place! Thank you Dr. Sharon

 

 

It was a real "wake up call" for me as it taught me how my body doesn’t need all the food I was giving it plus it has got me back to eating very little and possibly no meat. I’ve learned your mind is more often hungrier than your body. I’ve been very creative in the kitchen and the broths I will make a regular item in my diet. The only hard part was getting past all the neuro associations with eating. I feel great; lost some inches and will weigh myself on Monday. My only critique is that there were some steps and items missed from the protocol; do’s and don’ts but no biggie. We all talked it out and got our answers. Great job Dr Sharon and to all that hung in there

 

 I was addicted to my coffee and never thought I could go 28 days.  I am astonished by the changes in my body.  My belly is flatter than it has been in years.  My skin is glowing again.  I am feeling hopeful, interested and encouraged again.  I was afraid to do this and I want to thank you Dr. Sharon for your encouragement and guidance.  I am so grateful.

 

 

If you would like more information for the next group in March 2015 please click here.

 

If you have read all the way through this, there’s a good chance you are searching for answers and direction.  I could go on and on as there is so much to share and understand.  I hope we have provided you with enough for you to become your own advocate and seek better answers, the correct treatment and begin the process of  total repair and recovery.

 

 

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 Why CAN I Get Better?

 

Richard Horowitz, M.D. did chronic Lyme sufferers a huge favor when he not only appeared on the Katie Show to announce to the world his understanding of Chronic Lyme Disease which he calls (MCIDS – Multiple Chronic Infection Disease Syndrome), he  also wrote a book , Why Can’t I Get Better?

 

According to Dr. Horowitz …"This is  a very comprehensive overview of Lyme and Tick Borne disorders with a map which can be applied to all chronic diseases.  Nothing has ever been done in this scope and breadth.  It should really help patients and doctors have a deeper understanding of the disease and how to get patients better. "  He  writes M.D. stands for "Medical Detective," and it has been this unrelentlng desire to uncover the hidden cause of disease which has helped him succeed.

 

Now Dr. Horowitz has the listening ear and attention of chronic sufferers and health care practitioners around the world. 

 

I have been a Lyme sufferer.  I have written about my experiences before but I also see patients everyday who have fallen between the cracks,  been misdiagnosed, undiagnosed or whose prior treatments have provided little relief or even worse have left them penniless and without answers. 

 

Did you notice the name of this post?  “Why CAN I Get Better?  Sometimes a small shift in perception can open an entire new landscape of possibility and potential than we had accessed even a a second ago.  Let me use one of Dr. Klinghardt’s favorite allegories to explain.

 

 

A drunk loses the keys to his house and is looking for them under a lamppost. A policeman comes over and asks what he’s doing.

“I’m looking for my keys” he says. “I lost them over there”.

The policeman looks puzzled. “Then why are you looking for them all the way over here?”

“Because the light is so much better”.

 

We all look for things where the light is better, rather than where we’re more likely to find them. In words of Anais Nin, “we don’t see things as they are. We see things as we are”.

 

A friend wrote, "If this is true – and, who am I kidding? of course it is – I worry that we all stagger around, destined to be misunderstood. Or, worse. We’re all methodically, apocalyptically misunderstood, and it’s too dark to notice."

 

 

 Perhaps we are all looking for the cure where the light is.  And where is that light?  It is shining on the science of chemistry, the labs, the symptoms, the diagnosis and care plan treatments the medical doctors were required to know and are often insisted to incorporate by the insurance companies who are paying the bill.  So, what are they taught….for starters

 

Biochemistry but not Quantum Physics.

Anatomy but not Subtle Anatomy

Surgery but not Psychic Surgery

Pharmaceuticals but not Nutraceuticals.

Isolated organs but not organ meridian Systems

Genes but not Epigenetics

Orthopedics but  not how to interpret the tongue, nails, or pulse

Muscles but not Miasms

Food but not whole food

Cavities but not Cavitations 

 

 

 Do you get the picture? 

 

Dr. Horowitz expanded this model by devoting an entire  chapter to Meditation and Mind Training as well as providing a 16 point check list that includes:  Immune dysfunction,  Inflammation, Environmental toxins,  Functional medicine abnormalities with nutritional deficiencies, Mitochondrial dysfunction,  Endocrine abnormalities,  Neurodegenerative disorders,  Neuropsychiatric disorders, Sleep disorders,  Autonomic Nervous System Dysfunction and Allergies. 

 

Kudos to Dr.  Horowitz.  Yet,  even Dr. Horowitz is only looking for the keys where the light has been turned on.

 

Quantum Physics

Let me introduce you to a perspective of health and healing where the light is still quite dim yet amazingly bright for those who are willing to see it?  Are you the type that "believes" only after you have seen it or are you the type that knows sometimes you have to “Believe” before you see it.

 Quantum physics is a branch of science that deals with discrete, indivisible units of energy called quanta.   With the discovery of Quantum physics,  our understanding of the world has changed considerably.  Prior to its discovery,  it was thought that matter was solid and rigid.  Quantum Physics has shown us that all matter is made of the same materials and it is the vibration, tone and coherence of these particles that gives matter all of its properties.  This includes you and me.

 

 Today’s scientists not only view the body as a physical structure, but also as an energetic system.  This understanding is revolutionizing the health care system and our ability to heal and be well.  While at a glance this may seem like just another strange theory,  it contains many clues as to the fundamental nature of the universe and may be more important then even relativity in the grand scheme of things.  Furthermore, it describes the nature of the universe as being much different then the world we see.  As Niels Bohr said, "Anyone who is not shocked by quantum theory has not understood it."

 

"Dr. Amit Goswami as usual has the most brilliant insights into how consciousness conceives, governs, constructs, and becomes biology." – Deepak Chopra

 

Dietrich Klinghardt, M.D. Ph.d  has a unique perspective on health and how we heal because he is trained and practices in both Germany and the United States.  He remarked that  his German patients don’t want “more tests” and “drugs” they want more energy based solutions and frequency based medicine.  His U.S. patients demand a diagnosis and treatment based on their Biochemistry and Biology.

 

Which model is correct?



 

They both are.

 

 

It’s time to shine the light on the wholeness of humanity not only as it relates to humankind but to Everykind.  The animals,  the plants, elements, solar system and multi-verse.  After all don’t we say as above so below?  We live in a multi-verse not  a Universe–our body comprises multiple systems not just one.  We have a spleen and a liver but we also have consciousness and a Bio-field.

 

Take a look at this chart which shows an example of how a few systems are inter-related.  .  As a Chiropractor,  if I find a patient who continually presents with a subluxation at T9/T10,  I will also check Liver/Gall Bladder function as well as any dental contribution at Tooth #6.  Using ARTesting we can determine if the tooth is contributing to the subluxation /Gall Bladder dysfunction or the other way around.

 

 

The Quantum practitioner is aware of:

 

Bi-directional  forces of nature and human beings

Living, structured  water and molecular hydration

Patterns, shapes,  colors & sacred geometry

Frequencies,  light,  sound & music and chanting

The biofield and the information stored therein

Resonance, coherence and wave function

Planets, solar flares,  Electro-magnetic fields, Geopathics, and their impact on humans and our impact on them

Interrelationship of teeth, organs, muscles, emotion, nutrition, vertebra and more

The meridian system and chakra system

Cellular function based on voltage, sound, light and raw materials

 

Patients in our office are assessed using both models.  We apply the science of logic, reasoning, lab reports, diagnostics and technology but we also value intuition, spiritual concepts, quantum physics and the frequency of love which is nature’s inherent healer.

 

 Geneticists report that 25% of our genes are hard wired. 75% are not. Epigenetically speaking then, diseases of civilization spring mostly from inner and external environmental "obstacles to cure" matrices - colds to cancers – mycoplasmas to miasms- prions to parasites- Lyme to ley lines – ground matrix to geopathic stress - hormones to hormesis etc.

 

How does a health practitioner begin to unwind the complexities and layers for the patient entrusted in their care?

 

If one is only skilled in MTHFR–then everything will look like it’s an MTHFR issues, if one is only skilled in Adrenal Health…then everything will look like an Adrenal issue.  If one is only skilled in Gastrointestinal dysfunction then everything will look like a Gut issues.  Get the point? 

At raSa health we are skilled in using Autonomic Response Testing which applies the principles of Quantum Physics and has proven to be the most accurate form of muscle testing used to determine what an individual needs at any point in time in order to restore balance to the system.

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In the hands of a skilled practitioner, ARTesting can determine where, how and why the Autonomic Nervous System is BLOCKED and what it will take to return it to proper flow.  We also use it to determine the proper nutrients the body needs and prioritize the underlying issues that are stressing the body.

 

Health and healing is never a “one size fits all” approach.  For one patient, the choice of chemotherapy and surgery may be the best choice.  For another that may not be an option. 

 

If you are seeking a model that embraces the whole system and not only the parts, you may find the answers you seek at raSa health. 

 

A branch of medicine that recognizes this is known as Anthroposophical medicine.   Anthroposophic Medicine (Anthropos=human being: Sophia=Wisdom.  Health is a result of a harmonious relationship between all systems.  This is partnered health care.  It is not the result of someone with a white coat writing a prescription.  It is the result of partnering with a practitioner that beholds the truth of your being even when you do not know it for yourself.  This model requires communication, commitment, inner work, discipline and a willingness to experience joy, divinity and health.

 

Why CAN I Get Better?  Because we come with a divine blueprint that recognizes we are more than our biochemistry.  Until we shine the light on the intrinisic principles of our very nature we will continue to chase the bugs, destroy our environment and pollute our own bodies.

 

Why CAN I Get Better? because you are better. Embrace the fullness of your divine blueprint and you will soar to a new level of health you may have never been told is possible.

 

I can tell you it is.  I see it everyday in different ways.  If it happens for others,  it can happen for you.

 

If you have found yourself reading this and saying, yes, yes, that makes some sense to me.  Come on in and let’s shine the light on all the underlying issues that may be contributing to the process.  What I love most about this work?  The testing is so sensitive we detect imbalances BEFORE they become pathology.  We don’t wait for the car engine to fail before we bring it in for service….Doesn’t your body deserve the same care?  

 

"We do not think ourselves into a new way of living, we live ourselves into a new way of thinking." – Richard Rohr

 

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 That is true.  Unlike many Chiropractors, I was drawn to chiropractic more because the Doc’s I had been to most of my life were also Applied Kinesiologists and they could find  the underlying cause of my sniffles, aches, digestive issues or whatever was ailing me. They taught me the body was a self-healing –self-organizing system and when we have a healthy nervous system the body had a better chance to correct any underlying imbalances.  Because of my early experiences, I always felt Chiropractic was for  much more than treating pain.

 

  Many  are surprised to learn that a chiropractic adjustment addresses something called "subluxation."  That is a big word that means "loss of light."  Many more are surprised to learn in addition to biochemistry  the body also has an electromagnetic component.  These are not separate systems but different sides of the same coin.

 

                                     

  

 

 Therapies like acupuncture and electro-therapies  treat and evaluate according to the electro magnetic principles of the body..  My experience is optimal health and healing requires BOTH!

 

In  25 years of practicing, nothing leaves me feeling more helpless than having a patient in pain that I couldn’t  help. I am talking about the kind of pain that interferes with your ability to brush your teeth, drive a car, walk your dog or go to work.  These are patients of every age. Many of them have been to numerous doctors–have tried the muscle relaxers, physical therapy, pain pills, Advil and even mood elevators with little or no success! They are people like you and me who only want to feel better–get back to work — play with their kids or hit a golf ball again.

 

Through the years I’ve had moderate to good success with helping people in pain.  Moderate success is not good enough.  There were far more that suffered and I lost many nights sleep thinking, researching and studying new possibilities.  

 

I have experienced pain.   I can remember how debilitating and diminished I felt.  It almost felt shameful to have someone help me to the bathroom, help me dress or fix me my meals. Many live in chronic pain everyday of their lives.  Others have had acute accidents or trauma that left them feeling like there were not many choices other than potentially addictive medications which carry many toxic side effects.

 

When I first saw the Dr. Oz show on pulsed electromagnetic field therapy I was relieved to learn of a non-invasive, non-toxic and often fast acting therapy that was now available in the United States.  I began to look at and experience several devices to  learn their differences and their applications.  I met many who experienced quick and lasting relief with many of them but I still  had not found the device that was right for my patients at raSa health.

 

 

 

You see,  many of my patients are chronic Lyme disease patients ridden with not only pain but the complexities of  mold, heavy metal and environmental sensitivities.  Their pain is often a chronic,  fibromyalgia-type of pain.  Others are athletic types who put the pedal to the metal every time they compete,  there are those  who just "got out of bed the wrong way" or helped their friend move over the weekend and now can’t move them self and ,of course, my seniors with arthritis and aging knees with chronic pain.  I needed a device that would help all of them and that wasn’t easy to find.

 

In May, I attended Dr. Klinghardt’s "Healing Your Brain Conference," in New York City and many of my colleagues were buzzing about the great relief they experienced from one treatment on a high voltage  PEMF device also known as cellular exercise.  I was not in any pain but I was exhausted from a grueling 3 day intensive and I thought I would give it a try.  Wow! 20 minutes on this super battery charger and I felt like I could run a marathon.

 

In fact I did one better and embraced a bucket list item to complete my first Triathlon.  PEMF – Cellular exercise treatments were part of my training and I am happy to say I not only finished but I actually placed in  a time I did not imagine possible.

 

 

 For the next week I couldn’t get this experience out of my mind so I decided to put this device to the test. I invited my friends, family and patients with the most debilitating pain to come in for demo treatments.  Much to my amazement every one of them experienced relief.  Some — 50% but many more 100%.  Now, I was even more excited.  

 

I then  decided to go to a practitioner’s office who was using the same device, running it 6 days a week and has a 2 month waiting list.  I spent two days watching patients with frozen shoulder, sciatica, neck pain, bone on bone knee pain, fibromyalgia, autism and farmer’s with a bad wrist,  hand and back. These patients not only got the relief they hoped for but they smiled after every treatment and gladly paid the practitioner as they walked out the door ready to engage in their daily busy lives. They were just glad to be helped and grateful to return to their busy lives.

 
 
 We have over 75 trillion cells in our body.  They provide the structure for the body, take in nutrients from food, convert those nutrients into energy and carry out specialized functions.  Not many folks think about the cells as electrical devices–but they are. The cell membrane is the outside shell of the cell.  It is very thin, ranging fro 3-8 nanometers  The cell membrane is a chemical and electrical insulator.  The inside and outside of the membrane hosts a pH differential.  The pH differential creates a voltage, or electricity. This electricity is the power source for many essential functions in the cell membrane.  Anything that compromises the cell membrane power is a probable cause or co-factor in cellular malfunction. Compromise of either the cell membrane quality or the transmembrane pH differential inhibits the electrical functions of the cell, and prevents optimal cell function.  When cell membrane power is down due to lipid toxins, pathogens, or pH imbalances cells just don’t work. When cells don’t work, the body doesn’t work.  
 

 In "Emerging Electromagnetic Medicine" by M.E. O’Connor, we learn of the latest research findings in the field of electromagnetic radiation.  The book discusses the use of electromagnetic fields in diagnostic and therapeutic medicine.  It describes the theoretical concerns and actual mechanisms involved.  

  Consider this:

There are three main aspects of cell-membrane power production:

 

1.  The lipid substrate–must insulate the inside and outside and not leak power (we need healthy fats)

2.  The pH diferential–must be balanced to enable electricity, just like a car battery (PEMF Cellular exercise)

3. Raw Materials– must be present to create chemical and electrical structures needed for the cell to work.  (proper nutrition)

 

Individuals exposed to PEMF, or electromagnetic therapies, exhibit often striking recoveries, when energetics restore cellular immunity.  PEMF exposure increases tissue oxygen availability through a variety of means, likely resulting i improved tissue oxygentation which enabled healing which would not have been otherwise possible.  

 

 

PEMF on Pathogens

One study suggests pulsed fields assert differential effects on pathogens cells versus a host cells.  While mammalian host cells tend to absorb pulse energy and use it, parasitic organisms, that lack energetic resonance with the host, experience stress. 

 

PEMF & EMF (Electro-magnetic fields)

 Every week we receive calls from patients who tell me they can’t leave their homes and even some are living by candlelight as to reduce all exposure to electromagnetic radiation .  Many cannot use a computer or a cell phone because the symptoms become unbearable.  There is a new patient emerging.  This is how Dr. Klinghardt described the 2013 patient at the Healing of the Brain Conference in NYC:

  Daytime episodes of inappropriate physical and mental fatigue and lack of zest.   Difficulty sleeping, waking unrefreshed. Difficulty with short- term memory, concentration, word finding, mood swings, decreased assimilation of new information.  Strange neurological symptoms: vibration, sounds, tingling, numbness, cranial nerve dysfunction (vagus, vertigo, tinnitus, blurred vision) General feeling of weakness, with shortness of breath after brief exertion, increased heart rate Body aches  joint pains, exercise intolerance    Sinus problems, sore throats, light sensitivity, “floaters”, cough Difficulty regulating body temperature, sometimes with night sweats and general coldness Increased thirst, but “water runs straight through”, increased urination, light urine color

 Some have coined this electroplague.  http://electroplague.com/ 

 

How does PEMF affect people with EMF sensitivity?

Mark Squibb describes it this way: Individuals with electrically weak cells tend to be more sensitive  to pulsed fields because their cells respond more readily to both beneficial and harmful radiation. They tend to gain energy rapidly from pulsed fields which supports cellular metabolism.  Likewise they tend to resonate with harmful radiations  Use of pulsed magnetic fields tends to decrease sensitivity to detrimental electromagnetic radiation by strengthening the native bio-field.

 There is a strong tendency for people with poor cell membrane integrity to be significantly more sensitive to electromagnetic radiation than individuals with high cell membrane integrity and optimal membrane power.  Weaker cells naturally absorb energy from wherever they can, including from stray electromagnetic sources.  Electrically weak individuals are more sensitive than electrically strong individuals. 

The difference between beneficial and detrimental exposure boils down to the tendency for an exposure to impose an unnatural resonance pattern on the cell or on the body. The unnatural resonance disrupts the natural biological processes which require the natural harmonics to operate optimally. In other words, electromagnetics which draw tissues away from their natural harmonics induce disturbances which may to disrupt cellular or systemic function. 

This is why cell phones (MHz), and power lines (60 Hz) tend to produce discomfort in certain individuals. These individuals generally lack the ability to resist stray harmonics, and the stray harmonics draw them into an unnatural resonance. 

 

 I’ve always believed that nature holds the key to many of our questions.  Flowers need the energy from the sun and water,  plants need the same and guess what– Humans need energy too!

 

                                                                                                               

 

If you want to prove that electromagnetic emissions have an effect on living systems, try putting a mouse in a microwave. 

 

Disclaimer: Nothing in this text is intended to serve as medical advice.  All medical decisions should be made only with the guidance of your own personal medical authority

 

raSahealth. Discover Your Healing Essence.

 

 

Healing the Brain Conference Notes

May 2013  – Klinghardt Academy NYC 

This was my second “Healing the Brain” conference in 4 years I attended held by the KlinghardtAcademy.  While much had not changed such as the influence of heavy metals, pathogens and the importance of detoxification there was much new information which is essential to all of us.  Usually, our friend, Better Health Guy is there to record this but in is absence I offer you my notes.  Are they complete?  Probably not.  It’s impossible to get it all down.  But there is enough here for you to put to use beginning today.  My philosophy, “when one heals we all heal.”  “when one hurts…we all hurt.”

 

Best wishes on your healing journey.

 

Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, Phd spoke several times throughout the weekend but I compiled all the notes from his segments here:

 

Dr. Klinghardt describes the patient of 2013   

  Daytime episodes of inappropriate physical and mental fatigue and lack of zest.   Difficulty sleeping, waking unrefreshed. Difficulty with short- term memory, concentration, word finding, mood swings, decreased assimilation of new information.  Strange neurological symptoms: vibration, sounds, tingling, numbness, cranial nerve dysfunction (vagus, vertigo, tinnitus, blurred vision)   

  

General feeling of weakness, with shortness of breath after brief exertion, increased heart rate

Body aches  (FMS-like or not), joint pains, exercise intolerance    Sinus problems, sore throats, light sensitivity, “floaters”, cough    

Difficulty regulating body temperature, sometimes with night sweats and general coldness Increased thirst, but “water runs straight through”, increased urination, light urine color

4 principals of treating the Brain and Chronic Illness    1.  Correcting and balancing the basic physiology…exercise, diet, ph, hormones, vitamins, osteopathic work, EMR protection,  etc    2.  Decreasing toxic body burden by removing metals, chemicals and biotoxins from the extra-and intracellular matrix  3.  Immune modulations: up-regulating blocked or underactive immune functions and down-regulating hyperactive ones “The response of the host makes the disease”   4. Decreasing microbial burden: considering parasites, mold, viruses, bacteria, protozoae      

Discussion on the BBB Blood brain barrier. 4 issues impair the regulation of the BBB     

Metal toxicity of the astrocytes (mercury), Endothelial dysfunction (aluminum), microwave from cell phone radiation, cordless phones and wireless technologies, chronic infections and parasite biotoxins     

 

As the gut goes, so goes the BBB. If you combine common triggers with genetic detox pathology you generally have faster degeneration. You cannot only focus on one problem (it all works together to cause the symptoms or syndrome)  

10 causal –but often overlooked issues—in chronic brain dysfunction and illness that cannot be treated by simply giving vitamins  

1. Toxicity (metals & chemicals) life long detox protocals     

2.  Unresolved psycho-emotional and transgeneration issues

3.   EMR: exposure to microwave, electric and magnetic fields 

4.  Infections  

 5  Pandas and PANS

 HPU 

7.  CCSVI 

8. Dental Issues: toxicity from root filled teeth, amalgam fillings or cavitations. Electro-galvanism and microwave antenna function of dental metal restorations, allergy/toxicity from dental materials  

9.  Desynchronized brain waves: CES unit 

10. Decreased “regulator neuropeptides”” MSH, OXT, ADH, VIP and melatonin (Homeo-K Harmony) Dr. K spent hours throughout the weekend talking about the new kid on the block. “Aluminum.”  Basically, he said I don’t know how we overlooked the impact of aluminum.  It always took a back seat to Mercury…but we now know  the combination of aluminum and mercury toxicity may be lethal. A major source of Aluminum? GeoEngineering

 

 (Aluminum and barium salts sprayed daily by planes in the air as an attempt to reflect the incoming rays of the sun to cool the earth) Eating small amounts of aluminum in food Breathing aluminum dust in air Drinking contaminated water near: Waste sites, manufacturing plants, are areas naturally high in aluminum, from chemtrail fallou tAntacids Cooking utensils Household drinking water (aluminum used chlorine) Diagnosis:  Aluminum shows up best in whole blood metal tests (has to be added on) as well as  Aluminum in apheresis uluat  and Autonomic Response Testing

 Chemtrails are nano particles and go directly to the brain. Aluminum in pots and pans are not nanoparticles. 

 NOTE:  Aluminum is the most significant co-factor that makes people with Lyme symptomatic vs. those that are aysmptomatic There is new understanding that the high oxylates we find in the autistic are there to protect the body against aluminum much like the high lipids we find in many are protective against mercury.

Approach: First detox them from Aluminum  

Omura’s Cilantro Soup

Boil water: Put handful of finely chopped cilantro into it and let steep for 10 minutes to eliminate parasites (parsley often carries lungworm infected tiny snails). Then add 1 tbsp organic fermented soy miso.  Drink this every night—for life.    

EDTA may have a moderate effect, DMSA and DMPS have little. Intracellular glutathione has has been shown to protect   

 (note: Miso has all amino acids similar to mother’s milk and peptides that are precursors to glutathione)  

  Add the miso after the cilantro water has cooled as to not “cook” the miso.

 Recommendation: glass of vinegar water/honey in the morning.  Miso/cilantro Evening   

 Environmental toxins:  

 Roundup is a big culprit.  Stop using it.  

 Bisphenol A – leaches from dental material  

 Big impact on thyroid disorders  

 Pesticides, wood preservatives, petrochemicals, plastic softeners, flame retardents, GeoEngineering fallout, etc  

 Phtalates 

 Diagnosis:  Autonomic Response Testing  or urine stick test from  U.S BioTech

  

Principals of metal and chemical detox:  

 Line the gut surface with binders: Chlorella, clay, charcoal, fiber, microsilica 

Saturate system with good minerals 

Diagnose and treat KPU/HPU

 Look for and correct for MTHFR SNP

 Saturate system with aminio acids: HCL before meals, chlorella, whey products, BCAA caps, Consider amino acid I.V.  

 Add electrolyte to water  

 Desensitize system to the toxins you intend to remove  

 Transport through the cell membrane: phospholipids, glutathionie  

 Extracellular matrix shuttle: amino acids 

 Glycine. Glycine. Glysine.   

  

Other recommendations:  

  www.quicksilverscientific.com 

  

Colon hydrotherapy is the golden way

 

Massage, lymphatic drainage massage, neural therapy  

  

Check saliva (6.& and urine pH (6.2)   

 

Diagnose and treat Insulin Resistence  

 

 Lyme induces insulin resistence  

 Treatment:  niacinamide 1000 mg tid           Berberine 500 mg bid (Viressence 2 dropper ful tid)          Diet therapy software  

  

Oxygen therapies are back on  

 

  Parasites:  

  

They change our thinking, our emotions, our choices and decisions, our diet habits and cravings.  They change how we look (obese, thin, healthy, sick) how much energy we have.  They change profoundly who we are.  

  

 To be successful, parasites, bacteria, mycoplasm, molds and fungi, viruses and protozoae should be treated simultaneously.  

  

Treatment should not be dependent on lab diagnosis alongMost chronically ill patients have an excess of all  

  

Pathogens live in toxin contaminated areas and in biofilm communities. Microbial treatment should always include toxin elimination protocals Microbes retreat into cell organells.  Each treatment modality should anticipate this 

  

Recommendations: 

  

 MMS

  – use with citric acid. Start with rectal then take orally. Best to sip throughout the day.  Citric acid mobilizes aluminum.  Silica binds aluminum.  

 www.miraclemineral.org/

  

Rectal use: 8-20 drops reacted in 500-1000 ml distilled water (2 drops per 100 ml). Hold for 5 minutes. Use every other day.  Via enviro-hepatic circulation clears liver and bile ducts of most pathogens   

  

Oral use: start with 1 drop reacted MMS per 1 quart glass bottle of clean water, slowly increase to 20-25 drops.  Have 1 dose every hour during the day.  This treatment is very effective, inexpensive and tolerated to reduce the overall microbial and parasitic burden. It may also have a role in detoxification.   

  

 Albena and Alnia are the only anti-parasitic agents that cross the BBB for the treatment of cystiercosis/larvae in the brain.   

  

Elimates mycoplasm. 

  

 Good combination is the Klinghardt Lyme cocktail and MMS Therapeutic 

  Apheresis–  

 

 Apheresis is a biophysics-based drainage method using a closed blood/plasma circulation system, following the laws of thermodynamics. 

  

Note:  Dr. Klinghardt personally experienced the benefits of Apheresis on a recent trip to Germany.  This is a process of filtering the blood from toxins through  sea sponges.  Treatment is about $5,000.  One treatment is beneficial but often a series is indicated.    Dr. Klinghardt indicated the devices to do this  are available in the U. S.but doctors need to be trained.   

  

The following can be removed:  

 Foreign substances that have bonded to proteins and have become patho-proteins  

 Secundary  pathoproteins ad pro-inflammatory proteins, as well as toxic rheologic proteins  

Removal not only from plasma but also, gradually, from deepest tissue compartments  

  

 Aphereis is for illnesses that have an environmental/chemical connection  

 Fantastic for people with multiple chemical sensitivities    

  

Barry Goldstein – Musical Prescription for Health

  

As an award winning producer (worked with Les Paul) and many others…Barry believes strongly in the healing aspects of music and is a translator of Sacred Sound and Inspiration Song.  His music is distributed globally inhospitals, hospices, wellness centers and individual practices. 

  

 Presented findings of a pilot functional magnetic resonance imaging study.  Background:  A sensation of vibration is experienced during audible “ 

 "OM” chanting: This has the potential for vagus nerve stiulation through its auricular branches and the effects on the brain thereof.   

 

Micheal Gurevich M.D. : BiPolar and Psychotropic Medication Elimination 

  

Dr. Gurevich presented his finding in clinical practice that support  addressing the underlying cause of Bi Polar illness.  His approach is treat holistically while getting patients off of their psychotropic medications. 

  

Leaky gut causes Leaky Brain. Recommended reading: Pharmagedon Denise Hetrick, Neuro-Inflammatory Response 

Presentation of the  historically unprecedented chronic burden of elimination and detoxification including elimination of gluten.

 

 

      Ritchie Shoemaker, MD, PhD. Geonomics & NeuroQuant 

 Has developed software screen showing the changes in the brain pre and post treatment When treated for mold, heavy  Neuropsychiatric symptoms in patients with illness acquired following exposure to WDB are associated with structural abnormalities: a volumetric MRI study using NeuroQuant  

  

NeuroQuant Volumetric study of 11 brain regions FDA approved in 2007Software added to MRI of brainTakes 10 minutesControls data sets available 

 What is the Blood Brain Barrier (BBB) Endothelial cells and tight  junctionsBasement membranePericytesAstrocytes“The fence and the gate”Breached by VEGF, MMP9TGF beta-l dual role What are we talking about when we say “brain fog?” Executive cognitive disruption from neuronal dysfunctionWhat injures the neuron? Toxins, infectionLoss of dendritic connections Community Acceptance of NeuroQuant.  NeuroQuant is currently used in at least a dozen clinics and radiology centers across the USA

 Here are a few to consider: 

  

MRI CT Diagnostics Virginia Beach, VA 

 

Washington Radiology Associates Washington, DC 

East River Medical Imaging New York, NY 

   

                      Magda Havas, PhD: Electromagnetic Radiation and Illness  

 Magda Havas is Associate Professor of Environmental and Resource Studies at Trent Univrersity where she teaches and does research on the biological effects of environmental contaminants.  Magda has co-authored three books on these topics.  She is called to give expert testimony internationally on the health effects of electromagnetic pollution as they relate to occupational exposure, high voltage transmission lines, magnetic fields and both cell phone and broadcast antennas as the science advisor on EMF-related issues.  Her website is a great resource to review:  www.magdahavas. Com A large part of her current work is as an advocate for protecting school age children from the harm of EMF and has been producing studies and research on its correlation between illnesses such as:ADD, autism, allergy, asthma, and more. Bottom line: No microwave in the homeNo cordless phoneNo WiFiNo baby monitors Her acronym is R.I.D.E Reduce exposureSupport the immune systemDetoxify. Detoxify. DetoxifyEmotional/psychologic trauma needs to be healed 

  

Compact fluorescent lights emit carcinogens, contain mercury, U.V. radiation, make people sick   

 

By 2017 50% of the population will be symptomatic 

 In May 2011 the WHO classified radiation frequencies and electromagnetic fields as possible carcinogenic to humans

  

www.lessemf.com Home Depot for bubble wrap covered in aluminum foil can be used for shielding.  Shiny side out 

 

 Personal Note:  I have been mentoring under Dr. Klinghardt for the past 8 years.  My primary tool is Autonomic Response Testing.  Despite how many conferences of his I have attended he is always at the cutting edge and delivering techniques, treatments and protocals that work.  He is the people’s doctor and I am happy to announce I attained certification in Autonomic Response Testing at this conference.

 

  

 

 Disclaimer: Nothing in this text is intended to serve as medical advice.  All medical decisions should be made only with the guidance of your own personal medical authority. This information was taken as notes during the conference and may not represent the exact statements of the speakers.  Errors and/or omissions may be present.  If you have any corrections to the content listed above, please

 Contact Me

   

raSahealth. Discover Your Healing Essence.

 

Lessons from Sandy #5 –

 

What I am offering may not apply to everyone or every situation.  When I evacuated

I had no way of knowing what would be here when I returned, when I would return or

if the place I was headed would also be affected.  I tried to think of those I would be

with…what might be the common hazards,  and threats and I built my armetarium around boosting our immune system first and then specific remedies for things like dealing with mold, fungus, bacteria, virus, respiratory, wounds, bleeding, infection and trauma of both a physical and emotional nature.  Here is what I filled my car with. I offer these in no particular order of importance or relevance.  For me and my family they were all important and proved to be invaluable.

 

One other comment is we simply cannot wait until the threat is upon us to order these items. Once the threat is confirmed and real it is much too late to go to the store.  We must stockpile enough support items and rotate them as you need them.

 

It’s funny. As I look over my own list. There is no Aspirin or Ibubrofen.  Why? I don’t have them in the house and I do not rely on them.

 

 

Omron Nebulizer – I use the Omron which is battery operated and therefore not dependent having power.  I wouldn’t be without it.

A nebulizer is a device that is very similar in design and purpose to an asthma inhaler, but is easier to use and slightly more relaxing. When it is operated the oxygen and air are blasted through the stored liquid medicine at high speed and then inhaled by the individual. As the air passes through the liquid it will create aerosol that contains the medication needed.

 But why use a nebulizer or inhaler at all? Well the simple reason is that it delivers medication directly to the lungs which is necessary for when it’s the lungs that need to be treated. When taking medication orally it will enter the blood stream and the body will use the active substances where they are needed, but it will take at least a minimal amount of time for the medication to get there. However when you breathe in aerosol through a nebulizer or inhaler this passes straight into your lungs and that means that it’s already in the place it is needed.

This means that it’s the fastest and most efficient way to get medication into the lungs and that means it’s perfect for treating:

  • Asthma
  • Emphysema
  • Sinusitis
  • Lung Disease
  • Allergies
  • Bronchitis
  • Flu

You can put many remedies in the Nebulizer.  This time I primarily used magnascent iodine.  Why Nascent Iodine? Iodine offers a serious and potent replacement for many of the antibiotics prescribed. It can be used safely with children. Parents, who chose not to dose their kids with  vaccines will be glad to know that iodine can be very effective against a host of viral infections that medical officials insist threaten children.

Though it kills 90 percent of bacteria on the skin within 90 seconds, its use as an antibiotic has been ignored. Iodine exhibits activity against bacteria, molds, yeasts, protozoa, and many viruses; indeed, of all antiseptic preparations suitable for direct use on humans and animals and upon tissues, only iodine is capable of killing all classes of pathogens: gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, mycobacteria, fungi, yeasts, viruses and protozoa. Most bacteria are killed within 15 to 30 seconds of contact.

Iodine is by far the best antibiotic, antiviral and antiseptic of all time – Dr. David Derry

Dr. Derry says that iodine is effective "for standard pathogens such as Staphylococcus, but also iodine has the broadest range of action, fewest side effects and no development of bacterial resistance." There is a world of difference between using an antibiotic – anti-life substance – and an antibiotic, antiviral and antifungal substance like iodine, which is life serving because it is a basic and most necessary nutritional substance.

Iodine kills single celled organisms by combining with the amino acids tyrosine or histidine when they are exposed to the extra-cellular environment. All single cells showing tyrosine on their outer cell membranes are killed instantly by a simple chemical reaction with iodine that denatures proteins. Nature and evolution have given us an important mechanism to control pathogenic life forms and we should use it and trust it to protect us in ways that antibiotics can’t.
 

 Chlorella – (Broken Cell Chlorella Pyrenoidosa)

This single celled fresh water algae is a source of high-grade protein, chlorophyll A & B, 5 Minerals, 12 Vitamins, and 19 Amino Acids and one of my top 5 Superfoods. Not all chlorella is of the same source or quality.  I am confident in the brand we sell in our store and I believe it is one of the best available.  Another product I am never without!

It is known to boost the immune system and help fight infection. It has been shown to increase the good bacteria in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which helps to treat ulcers, colitis, diverticulosis and Crohn’s disease. It is also used to treat constipation, fibromyalgia, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Chlorella has been used to treat cancer and also help protect the body from the effects of cancer radiation treatment.


Supreme Fulvic MineralsAnother product I wouldn’t be without.

 

There are many fulvic mineral formulas on the market.  Many of them are expensive water.  I know the person who developed this formulation to bring himself back to health after most doctor’s failed him.  I often give this as a gift because this product gives life.

Supreme Fulvic & Humic Complex™ provides all major electrolytes – naturally occurring Chloride, Magnesium, Potassium and Sodium, plus, at a minimum, 74 essential naturally occurring trace minerals.

 

Essential Oils – I have been using therapeutic essential oils long before most people ever heard the word Aromatherapy. I always have them in my home, office, car, pocketbook, etc. because they work!  Again, not all formulations are the same.  You must use a quality product to get the best results. For my survival medicine chest I have a blend of Frankincense & peppermint.

 

Why?  Frankincense can be used as an expectorate by breaking up phlegm deposits in the respiratory tract and lungs, while giving relief from congestion associated with bronchitis. Beneficial in toning up all the systems in the body such as the respiratory, digestive, excretory and nervous system.The sedative effects are well known, which is why it is considered a nervous system tonic. Peppermint is great for energy, alertness, digestion, pain, colds & congestion.  One of our family members developed an acute respiratory infection during the blackout and we would have been in grave trouble without these oils.

 

Pleo Not - I gave many bottles of this away last Christmas and I will that again this year. This product is in a class all by itself. Pleo Not is what is known as Isopathic/Homeopathic anti-microbial formula. It is  made from the fungus Penicillium chrysogenum. It is considered an antibiotic in a bottle.  Excellent for fevers, staph infection, stuffy nose, earaches.

 

Magnesium - Suffice it to say most of us are deficient in magnesium and it is required in nearly every important immune enhancing pathway.  You need it to activate an immune response, regulate your autonomic nervous system, detoxify, sleep and balance your emotions.  There are many…did I say many forms of magnesium available. It is confusing even for the experts.  I brought 3 different forms with me and I use all of them at different times.  The magnesium lotion is something I apply after a shower, angstrom magnesium is added to our drinking water and magnesium oil can be applied topically as well as used orally. 

 

Mycellium Tincture – Reishi & Shitake Mushroom have been referenced for their benefits with things such as: diabetes, insomnia, virus, allergies, colds, exhaustion, immunity, anti bacterial and parasitic as well as protecting the liver and reducing inflammation.  With this many benefits I not only brought it with me but used it myself!

Garlic – I love the powdered freeze dried garlic and can be very useful when you make a suppository using organic coconut oil – Anti fungal, anti parasitic, anti bacterial and great immune enhancer

 

Edible Earth is beneficial for nearly everyone because it helps detoxify and keeps the body alkaline. 

 

In addition, I always have a first aid kit. Bandages, tape, etc.  Through the year if my husband or I receive a "prescription" for an antibiotic or pain we do have it filled.  Usually, we never use it but save them for an emergency.  In this particular storm small towns were destroyed along with their pharmacies. Do not count on being able to fill your prescriptions in a disaster of this size.  You must have some on hand to get you through until you can get access to what you need.  We are nearly 2 weeks post Sandy as I write and I still have neighbors without power or access to transportation.  Preparation leads to safety.

 

What do you have in your emergency medicine chest?

 

 

 

raSahealth. Discover Your Healing Essence.

 

This is a question I am often asked. Having a diagnosis of Lyme myself I have given this a lot of thought. Cancer is said to be “cured” if a patient remains asymptomatic for a period of 5 years.  Does  asymptomatic equal cured?  What is cured? 

 

With my own diagnosis my goal is to focus on feeling well and living well.  I don’t really think about finding a cure for Lyme as much as I think about finding my wellness point. Two  thoughts cannot occupy the same space at the same time.  If you have the thought “ I have Lyme,” you cannot at the same time be thinking, “I am well.”

 

 

At raSa health I have patients who come in with diagnoses of everything from Thyroid disease to Cancer and Lyme disease to headaches.  I do not treat the diagnosis.  I do treat the person who has the diagnosis. In fact, I treat the wholeness of that person.  In the 5 levels of health and healing model adapted from Dietrich Klinghardt, M.D., I recognize my patients are much more than their physical bodies.  They also have an energy body, a mental body, an informational body and consciousness.

 

When I care for a patient with a diagnosis of Lyme disease, I treat beyond the symptoms.  I treat the system. Lyme disease is no longer one infection. Richard Horowitz, M.D. renamed Lyme disease “MCIDS.  Multiple Chronic Infection Disease Syndrome.  There are multiple layers to Lyme disease and there is no one herb, antibiotic, tincture or remedy that can address each and every one of them.

 

A common thread I see in those of us with a Lyme diagnosis is we have multiple issues on multiple levels to varying degrees.  Each patient must be addressed according to their uniqueness.  The healing comes when we can identify the level the original wound appeared and begin the unwinding through each of the levels affected.  This is different for each of us.  Lyme is not “cured” by an antibiotic.  The symptoms may be reduced but the Lyme Disease is NOT cured.  Just like cutting off a cancerous breast doesn’t cure the cancer or if you abandon a child doesn’t mean you are not a parent.

 

The cure is a process.  A journey of life itself. The cure is not found on the highways or the freeways of life…but more likely to be found in the ditch or the pothole.  Those patients who are willing to look at the potholes and get down under their own hood and assess the damage, the corrosion, the rust, and dents are the ones who often “find the cure.”

 

Killing bugs doesn’t create a cure anymore than war brings about peace or darkness brings about light. There are several steps in our approach to caring for a patient with a diagnosis of Lyme disease.

 

Step 1

 

Accept that Lyme or whatever diagnosis has come into your life is there for a reason.  It is a messenger.  We never benefit from killing the messenger.

 

Step 2

 

Recognize that Lyme may not be only affecting your biochemistry and physiology but also your energy body, your mental body, your informational body and your consciousness.

 

Step 3

 

Be willing to look under the hood.  Assess the damage. Ask the tough questions.  Where in my life is there a wounding that is asking to be healed.  Where in my life does resentment need to be replaced with forgiveness or  worry and control asking to be replaced with faith and surrender.

 

Step 4

 

Get a plan.  Just like you would get an estimate to have your auto repaired we need an estimate and a plan to return to our wholeness. 

 

Step 5

 

Ask yourself does my plan include:

 

Immune modulators

Anti-microbials

Repairing the biochemistry

Rebuilding the physiology

Detoxing  and unloading the system

Removing and mitigating the offending electro-magnetic, dirty electricity and geopathic stressors

Healing the trauma

 

Is there a cure for Lyme disease?  This is how the dictionary defines “cure.”


n.

 

1. Restoration of health; recovery from disease.

2. A method or course of medical treatment used to restore health.

3. An agent, such as a drug, that restores health; a remedy.

4. Something that corrects or relieves a harmful or disturbing situation: The cats proved to be a good cure for our mouse problem.

5. Ecclesiastical Spiritual charge or care, as of a priest for a congregation.

 

In my 10 years of working with patients who have a diagnosis of Lyme disease, the difference between those who were “cured” and those that weren’t is listed here.  Those who

 

  1. Had the ability to embrace the idea that recovery was possible,
  2. Followed a course of treatment,
  3. Corrected their harmful or disturbing situations and
  4. Found their spiritual charge.

 

Is there a cure for Lyme disease is not the question I would ask. Instead, Is there a cure for a broken heart? A wounded human being? A confused physiology? Yes! Yes! Yes! There is a cure. There is a cure for all human beings because we are not human beings but spirits being human.  And spirit has only one cure.

 

The cure is always Love.

 

 

 

 

 

raSahealth. Discover Your Healing Essence.

 

RaSa Health now in Red Bank, NJ

 

Our philosophy at raSa health embraces the 5 levels of health and healing model while utilizing the best of Biological Bioenergetic  and  Functional medicine 

 

In our new office, we will continue to use chiropractic, naturopathic, biological, bioenergetic and functional medicine to facilitate health in each person’s journey we are privileged to serve.

 

raSa health  is not about Obama care or Romney care. Our focus is Your Care! We recognize biological individuality and each patient is assessed and cared for according to their unique health journey.

 

We have found combining the best of biological, bioenergetic and functional medicine works for our patients.  We embrace ancient principals of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda but also stay open to the emerging fields of Quantum health and the new biology as taught by cellular biologist, Bruce Lipton, pH.d

 

Mindful Listening and healing touch are still the cornerstones of our work. Yes, we’ve added some new skills such as: Laser energetic detox and refined some of the old such as: Autonomic Response Testing. Most of all we hear the inner call to serve in the capacity of Doctor of natural healing whose vision remains that the body has an innate wisdom and is guided by an intelligence that we still don’t fully understand but whose purpose is still no less real.

 

Please come by and say hello in Red Bank!