5 Levels of Health & Healing Blog

 

This blog is dedicated to exploring how to achieve optimal health and healing by understanding the 5 levels which include the physical body, energy body, mental body, information body and counsciousness. We'll explore each of the levels, what they mean, how to work with them and useful "how to's" to implement in your own health care.. We'll learn about ancient healing systems such as: Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda but also stay on the cutting edge with modern medicine and quantum research. When you know more... you can do more. Here you'll learn about personal care and natural cures.

 

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Are you in…..or Are you out?

Are you in …or are you out... is the question I struggled with most of December 2016.   It was such an internal process that I did not feel up to writing a holiday end-of- year note.  I simply wanted to stay in reflection and contemplate the immense global, economic, social, political, personal changes that we find ourselves in.

 

As I thought about the year I realized the number of younger patients I was working with had increased by 25%. I was well aware of the research presented by Stephanie Seneff Senior Research scientist at MIT suggesting that by 2025 half of all children will be autistic.

 

At first I was reluctant to accept younger patients because of the issues of compliancy, comprehension and anxiety levels.  It was my own 13 year old grandson that helped me most.  Once we identified his gluten sensitivity and he began to make the sometimes difficult changes and accepted his new way of eating– the changes for him were so dramatic–he became excited and even more committed.

 

 I realized it is sometimes more the parents who are most reluctant to make the changes because of the demand it can have on how other family members enjoy and prepare their food.  My grandson taught me young people have an innate trust in their internal compass they use to navigate their personal choices and are often un-waivering once they know "this is the right" step for them.

 

The other noticeable shift in our practice was the level and intensity of the emotional work we were called to do.  It was clear patients of all ages and different levels of awareness were awakening to the idea that healing emotional wounds, trauma, self image and relationship issues were essential for optimal levels of health and wellness.  Using tools like Applied Psycho Neurobiology and "Tap n Tell" we guided many to identify and resolve hidden wounds of anger, rejection, loss, low self image and lack of self love.

 

Due to the strong response and release of "Heal Hashimoto’s: Start with the Gut" we attracted many with undiagnosed, untreated and mistreated thyroid conditions.  We served them through a very successful  "14 Day Heal Your Gut Challenge"and patient’s moods, minds and guts  improved.

 

Patients struggling with infertility issues suddenly found themselves pregnant after we identified, treated and cleared H-Pylori and other chronic infections.

 

Why am I sharing this?

 

For the past 30 years I have had the privilege of a front row seat to the health challenges and solutions found when we embrace health from a perspective beyond the conventional approach and incorporate the best of ancient medicine and cutting edge technology like PEMF and the healing potential found in sound, color and light. 

 

Having the 5 levels of health & healing model as our guide as been invaluable.  Each patient is assessed not only by their personal biochemistry, but also by their mental, energetic and higher levels of consciousness.  We help individuals identify their unexpressed healing essence waiting to be tapped and expressed.  This is available to each and every one of us.

 

After reflecting on where we were in our practice (which is often a reflection of me) I felt challenged by how we would respond to the ever changing demands of the health challenges we were seeing.  Neurological disease is now on the move to replace both cancer and heart disease as the top cause of death. Here Dr. Klinghardt explains the increase in neurological disease having it’s roots in chronic underlying infections and the immune system’s response to the infections. The same is true for Autoimmune diseases.  

 

Moving forward I asked myself.  Will you "retreat" or "reachout…"  Will you "isolate or build community?"….will you live from a place of "me…or we?"   We each have to decide for ourself "who are we willing to be in the face of inevitable change?"

 

You choose whether the events taking place on a personal and global scale will inspire you to step up or step out.  Once I reflected on my "why" I saw the only choice for me was to Step up.  I believe we each have a very meaningful and important role to play in the unfolding of humanity.  We need you.  We need your light.  We need your voice.  We need your gifts.

 

 Are you in…or are your out?

 

Health Hacks 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Guided by the 5 Levels of Health & Healing model contemporized by Dietrich Klinghardt, M.D. pH.D and adapted by raSa health, each patient is assessed not only by their personal biochemistry, but their mental, energetic and higher levels of consciousness.  We help individuals identify, activate and engage their own healing essence.

 

 

 

Physical Level

 

This level happens over time and is governed by the natural laws that govern five senses.  This is the level most conventional practitioners focus on and treat.

 

 Hack your Biochemistry

 

Having been trained in Functional biochemistry we offer every patient an in-depth analysis of their lab work that provides one piece of the sometimes complex puzzle.  It helps to identify areas of imbalance, weakness and dis-ease.  We include biomarkers not conventionally included in most doctor’s offices that allow us to identify trends before they develop into more serious conditions.

 

 Our motto is early "prevention"…not early "detection."  For a close- up look of this testing and report click here  The "standard" of care by which most practitioners are guided is decided by insurance companies and other regulating agencies.  The "range" that is considered acceptable by most laboratories is based on a population of pathological patients and not on patients with optimal health.  The top hack at this level is working with a practitioner that will order the correct labs and translate them into useful and guided protocals to help you achieve your goals.

 

 

 

 

 

 Hack your Microbiome

 

There are several microbiomes in our bodies including the gut, lungs, sinus, throat and mouth.  Did you know our gut draws from over 90 different bacterial strains to synthesize life enhancing vitamins and other nutrients as well as generate neurotransmitters and neuromodulators. This new understanding demands we shift our focus from "killing & conquering" bugs to living more symbiotically and supporting this community of microbes an rich internal ecosystem. 

 

I find it fascinating how our internal world is really a microcosm of the outer challenges we face as a nation enmeshed in a debate of building walls or building bridges. Build community or isolate.  Kill or be killed.  I write about this in my book Heal Hashimoto’s: Start with the Gut in the chapter "Gut Bless You."

 

 

 

Energy Level

 

Yes! Virginia there is an "energy" body.  

 

This is how brain waves and EKG’s and EEG’s are recorded.  Did you know the heart emits a powerful rhythmic electromagnetic field which can be detected several feet away.  This field acts like a magnet attracting experiences, events and healing potential

 

 

 

The top concern of most patients we serve is pain followed closely by fatigue.  Think of your energy body like a savings account.  Are you making deposits or more withdrawals?

 

Withdrawals can include:

 

Stress

Poor diet

Food sensitivities

Digital overload

Lack of restful sleep

Lack of exercise

Medications

Unresolved psycho-emotional

Lack of community

 

 

Deposits/Energy Hacks 

 

Identifying food intolerances and food sensitivities.  This can bring about the most noticeable changes for many patient symptoms.  Often we are eating "good" foods but they are not necessarily the "right" foods.  There are many lab tests available including blood and saliva but the most accurate testing has been with Autonomic Response Testing as developed by Dietrich Klinghardt, M.D., pH.D.  We have the patient bring in the most common foods and beverages and test them directly.  Once we remove the top offenders inflammation reduces, anxiety resolves and weight, gut and mood issues improve.

 

Turning off the wi-fi at night and removing all cordless phones.

 

 

Identifying and correcting sleep stealers.  Room needs to be dark with no blue light.

 

Detox a little everyday….ionic foot bath, sauna, chlorella, coffee enemas, drainage remedies, clay baths, intermittent fasting, healing broths, remove your amalgams and laugh- out- loud til you cry

 

Identify the side effects of every medication you are on and ask about more natural solutions with minimal side affects.

 

Find your exercise style.  It’s different for each of us.  Our bodies are designed to move.  Current lifestyles including now the most popular gadget sold on Amazon the "echo" has replaced our need to get up and move to change the channel, shop for a gift, answer the phone or turn off the lights.  We MUST include body movement as part of our daily routine.  Find your style and embrace it.

 

Spend time in nature.  Still scores incredibly high in the deposit side of the checkbook.  15 minutes of early morning, late afternoon sun exposure can help to reset and restore the body’s internal biological set points that depend on color, wavelength and light.

 

Reintroduce the Clothesline

 

As a child, every Saturday, Mom would hang the sheets and after a bath and a movie I would climb into the fresh, crisp smelling linens.  I have a neighbor who uses the clothesline as an opportunity to pray for each family member as she places their clothes on the line and offers gratitude for the Sun’s abundant gifts.  Nowadays many are relying on synthetic and often carcinogenic chemicals with seductive names like "Ocean Breeze" and Baby’s Breath".  Choose the real deal. UV light provided by the sun is a natural disinfectant and whitener.  The UV from the sun interferes with the reproduction cycle of bacteria by damaging their DNA.  Sometimes it feels like clothes capture the energy from the sun and release it’s healing to you all night long.  Caution: Your neighbors will ask if your dryer is broke

 

 

 

  

 

Community – Find and serve your community.  This may be family, friends or like-minded souls you share a common passion with.  Take the cue from nature.  Nature colonizes.  Nature communes.  Nature lives and expresses for the greater good of all…

 

 

 

 Mental Level.  We experience this level through our beliefs, attitudes and thoughts



Mental Hack

 

3 most frequently found self-limiting beliefs when dealing with the patient’s unconscious mind.

 

I am safe. 

I am loved. 

I am worthy.

 

 

 

 Scientific American January 2014 had an excellent article on how our unconscious mind exerts a profound influence shaping decisions, molding behaviors and running our lives.

 

Using Autonomic Response Testing we are able to identify and correct these programming patterns.  Patients experience profound shifts.  Recently I was working with a young Mom who had set the intention to deliver her 3rd child by V-birth.  The challenge was her first two pregnancies resulted in c-sections.  Using ART we discovered her intention was being sabotaged by an early "hidden" trauma where a family trip was quickly aborted to Italy because of her developing Measles.  As a result the client had a noticeable pattern of "unusual stress and disappointment" when plans where quickly changed or aborted.  As a result she often overed crossed her "t’s" and dotted her "I’s to ensure plans were carried out as agreed upon.  This resulted in high stress and continuous disappointment.  Once we uncoupled her emotions and reset her nervous system and body memory she was truly free to align her intention and her attention in a way that supported her personal goal and highest good. 

 

 

4th/5th Level

Awareness/Consciousness

 

Awareness/Consciousness Hacks

 

 

 

 

Step one is to begin to become aware of yourself.  Study the above graphic created by Deepak Chopra.  Ask yourself which level of awareness are you hanging out in?

 

 The word responsibility contains within it the very meaning of responsibility.  The "ability" to "respond."  Not the ability to react.  There is a difference.  When we come from a place of responding it usually emerges from a place of mindfulness and inner guidance.  When we are "reacting" we are simply marrionettes with knee jerk reactions triggering early childhood wounds, beliefs and unhealed trauma.

 

Hacks at this levels:

 

Heartmath is a science and solution based technology ideal for individuals, families and corporations.

 

 They offer courses, tools and products that can be incorporated into every lifestyle for every age to build greater coherence.  Coherence is also something we evaluate in every patient using Autonomic Response Testing.  Coherence refers to order, connection, wholeness.  Blending physics and neuro-science, Autonomic Response Testing is an excellent tool for assessing and correcting coherence in the BioField.  In ancient systems of healing such as Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayruveda the model reflects the understanding that the biofield is an interface between the environment and physical body.  The model reflects that dis-ease begins at this level and then manifests in the physical body.  Having this understanding allows a skilled practitioner to intercept dis-ease before it is recognized at the physical level and recorded as tissue changes such as tumor, cancer, cyst etc.

 

Closing Thoughts —-It is much easier to deal with change, conflict, chaos, opportunity and uncertainly when we feel strong and healthy.  Each moment we choose. Health is not something to take for granted.  It requires time, attention and intention.  It is much more challenging to recover from a dis-ease than to prevent the dis-ease in the first place.  Things happen.  We do get sick.  The body can respond.  Build your armamentarium.  Be proactive.  Prepare.

 

Events will continue in 2017 that can be both shocking and destabilizing as well as ground breaking and revolutionary.  Being flexible and adaptable will carry us a long way.  In order to do this we must be anchored in a reality based in health, vitality and personal truth. This will require deep personal work to identify beliefs, thoughts and behaviors that no longer serve us and the willingness to move beyond them. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3 Tests that can save your life

 

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.

 

To find a Certified practitioner near you click HERE

 

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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.

 

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Passover, Holy Week, New Beginnings & Essential Oils

 

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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To Chemo or Not to Chemo….

 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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