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7 Secrets for Sustaining Wellness

7 Secrets for Sustaining Wellness
Mar 10 2017 posted by admin 0

A half-century ago, Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa directed a film calledSeven Samuraiin which a farming village hired seven rogues to defend them against bandits who steal their harvest every season. Yule Brenner hired seven gunmen to do the same in the American Southwest, in a remake calledThe Magnificent Seven. Conceptually, we can see the invading bandits who steal crops as pain, illness, disease, virus, bacteria and so on invading the body and robbing it of its health and the person of its quality of life. With the release theMagnificent Sevenreboot film, I wondered if there were seven things we all need to pull together as a working unit in order to protect us and help us maintain health, wellness and improve or maintain our quality of life. 1. Positive mindset This is where it all begins. Our mindset, outlook or attitude toward life is so vital to health and wellness. How we view the world and our place in it affects our stress, emotions, mental health and ultimately our immune system. Happiness breads wellness because it effects the way we see the world, appreciate what we have, and how we interact with others, which can reduce stress and elevate serotonin levels. You can read an article on happiness and thekey to being healthy, where a journal article concluded: "high positive affect was associated with a significantly reduced risk of all-cause mortality.” Having an "attitude of gratitude” is another great way to elevate your feelings and wellness. MRI studies showed that feelings of gratitude create neural correlates in the brain that improve mental health and interpersonal relationships. You can read more aboutthanksgiving—a powerful healing vehicle, here. Eckhart Tolle has built a career of telling people simply to "live in the moment.” How true the recommendation which, itself, has been the practice of monks and spiritualists for centuries. I love Tolle’s messages, especially that there is no past or future, only now; and so we must do our best now and make the best of now, regardless of circumstance. Stress, anxiety, and a host of other wellness issues arise out of replaying the past in our minds and conversations and in worrying about potential future events which may never happen. How we see ourselves and the world and our place in it and among our peers really has strong effects on our health, wellness and quality of life. To see how you can put some thought into planning a life that will bring you happiness, love, gratitude, and abundance, read here for tips onhow to get the life you want. 2. Healthy diet Food and water are vital to life: without them we die. Yet, by consuming poor quality food and not enough fresh water, we also die… just a slower, more painful and disease-based death. High blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol and obesity are all related to the foods and beverages we consume. On the same coin, vibrancy, fitness, and health are also related to what we consume. The basics of a sound and healthy diet are simply this: consume fresh, whole foods; drink 8-10 glasses of filtered water daily; eat organic fruit and vegetables and lean meats raised free of hormones and antibiotics; and avoid as much as possible: sugar, alcohol, hydrogenated oils, saturated fats, processed white rice and grains and reduce dairy intake. A great way to start your day with nutrient density is by making a green smoothie;here’show to do it. And if you have blood pressure and cholesterol issues, try some of thistea. 3. Regular exercise To be healthy you really do need to move your body. It is essential for moving the blood, sweating out toxins, keeping muscles supple and joints mobile, and of course managing blood pressure, reducing stress, boosting metabolic function, burning calories, and elevating mood. I wrote about how asedentary lifestyleis associated with increased risk of disease, death and hospitalization. The good news is that exercises does not have to be planned or in groups. Sure, there are group classes in Pilates and aerobics but taking long active walks, doing laundry and house cleaning also work as part of a program. No time, no problem. The program known asHIT(High Intensity Training) only requires three-minute bursts of aerobic activity and works wonders on insulin resistance and cardio health. And if you have chronic pain or no space to get up and get moving, you can check out any of these nine isometric exercises onhow to get fit while barely moving. Other great ways to get moving includeyoga,tai chi, and aerobic exercises likeburpees. 4. Sufficient sleep Many people take sleep for granted, skimping on it and prolonging their active hours to squeeze more time into a day. Yet, research shows that sleep deprivation produces more errors and injury on the job. The fact is, 60% of Americans don’t get the recommended 7-8 hours of deep, restful sleep per night needed to repair and recharge the body. Sleep deprivation, whether from jamming more work into a day, staying out late partying, or suffering insomnia, wreak havoc on our health. Negative side effects of not sleeping enough include adverse effects on gene activity, weakened immune response, and reduction in our ability to control stress, depressed inflammatory response, increase in anxiety and depression, unhealthy food cravings, and elevated risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and some cancers. Here are sometips for getting a good night’s sleepand why you shouldnever sleep on negative emotions. 5. Embracing spirituality Being spiritual, for sake of this category, refers to a belief in something larger than themselves. There are many ways to "be in spirit” or in touch with the "divine”, including meditation, prayer, and even appreciating nature or playing an instrument or listening to music that "inspires.” Many people who are spiritual or religious, often express that their beliefs make them "feel whole” (the root meaning of "health”). You can read here thatfaith matters: a review I wrote of The American Cancer Society’s meta-analysis examining the importance of religion and spiritualty on positive outcomes for cancer patients. "When we took a closer look, we found that patients with stronger spiritual well-being, more benign images of God, or stronger beliefs reported better social health. In contrast, those who struggled with their faith fared more poorly.” To help you get into a spiritual or healing place you can usemantrasandmeditation. 6. Know your vital signs Even when embracing a positive mental attitude, good diet, regular exercise routine, getting ample sleep and developing positive interpersonal relationship, we need to monitor our health. This means getting regular readings, and considering the metrics, of our blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, pH levels, Vitamin B and D, and BMI (body mass index). High blood pressure puts you at risk for heart disease and stroke. High cholesterol leads to arterial plaque which can also lead to heart disease and stroke. High blood glucose (sugar) levels can cause metabolic disorder and damage your heart, kidneys, nerves and eyes. Excessive weights leads to diabetes and obesity, heart disease and inactivity. Getting an annual physical will allow you the chance to get an internal reading of many of these, and a good scale will tell you your weight. Here are some articles with more information on balancingbody acids,foods for heart healthandmaintaining mineral levelsin the body. 7. Interpersonal relationships To conclude we need to consider the power of positive interpersonal relationships on your health and well-being. This includes having loving and honest relationships with your significant others; moral and responsible relationships with your employers; loyal and sincere relationships with your friends. The quality of our relationships tells us a lot about ourselves, how we see ourselves and others. Good relationships help us feel good about ourselves and thus elevating our mindset. Friends helps us cope with difficult things and this helps reduce anxiety and depression and eating disorders. Feel good about yourself and others can go a long way to boosting serotonin, quality of life, feelings of acceptance, reduction in stress and feelings of loneliness that can lead to depression. Bring good people close to you and allow that to be a catalyst for building your health and improving your quality of life, embracing interpersonal relationships as part of a the "Magnificent Seven” of sustained wellness. Original Post by Dr. Mark Wiley

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The Importance of Hydration: A Whole Body Perspective

The Importance of Hydration: A Whole Body Perspective
Oct 29 2016 posted by Conscious Planet 0

Dehydration: Chronic dehydration also can be a cause of highblood pressure by making the body to hold onto sodium. This increases bloodvolume and thus blood pressure. Make a point of drinking a minimum of eight and preferably 10 to 12 glasses of pure, filtered water every day. How do I know when I am dehydrated? Symptoms of dehydration include the following: Little or no urine, or urine that is darker than usual. Dry mouth. Sleepiness or fatigue. Extreme thirst. Headache. Confusion. Dizziness or lightheaded feeling. No tears when crying. The importance of hydration Water plays many important roles within the body. Water is the major part of most of the body’s cells (except for fat cells) and it also cushions and lubricates the brain and the joints. It transports nutrients and carries waste away from the body cells. It also helps regulate body temperature by redistributing heat from active tissues to the skin and cooling the body through perspiration. Water is the main constituent of the human body: it is normally about 60% of body weight in adult males, and is slightly lower, about 50-55%, in females due to their higher proportion of body fat. The muscles and the brain are about 75% water, the blood and the kidneys are about 81%, the liver is about 71%, the bones are about 22% and adipose tissue is about 20%. Most of the water in the body is found within the cells of the body (about two thirds is in the intracellular space), and the rest is found in the extracellular space, which consists of the spaces between cells (the interstitial space) and the blood plasma. Total body hydration and the balance between input and output of water are under homeostatic control by mechanisms which modify excretory pathways and stimulate intake (thirst). The body requires water to survive and function properly. Humans cannot live without drinking for more than a few days – depending on weather, activity levels and other factors – whereas other nutrients may be neglected for weeks or months. Although commonly it is treated rather trivially, no other nutrient is more essential or is needed in such large amounts. Benefits Good hydration is essential for health and wellness. Every cell in the human body requires water. Hydration is central to the most basic physiological functions such as regulating blood pressure and body temperature, hydration and digestion. Some of the most remarkable benefits of hydration are listed below: Brain Adequate hydration is important for proper functioning of the brain. When we are well hydrated, brain cells are better supplied with fresh, oxygen-laden blood, and the brain remains alert. Mild dehydration, a 1% to 2% loss in body weight, can impair the ability to concentrate. Loss of more than 2% body weight due to dehydration can affect the brain’s processing abilities and impair short-term memory. Cells Hydration in the body is important for transporting carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and other important nutrients and oxygen to the cells. The cells then produce energy for the body to function. Furthermore, hydration facilitates disposal of the waste products of metabolism, enabling the right cellular chemical function. Digestive Tract Hydration plays an important role in the digestion of food and the absorption of nutrients from the digestive tract. Water is required to dissolve nutrients so that they may be absorbed into the bloodstream and delivered to the cells. Insufficient hydration will slow the digestive process and chronic poor hydration can lead to constipation. Heart Fluids are important for healthy heart function and the correct regulation of water balance is essential to keep blood pressure within the healthy range. Dehydration decreases cardiac output which may lead to increases in heart rate and a fall in blood pressure. The circulatory system delivers a constant supply of oxygen to the brain, muscles and to all other tissues. Kidneys An adequate water intake is essential to keep the kidneys working well, helping them to remove waste products and excess nutrients mainly via urine. The kidneys regulate the body’s water levels by increasing or decreasing the flow of urine. The kidneys also work to control normal levels of sodium and other electrolytes. A well-hydrated healthy person’s kidneys filter approximately 180 litres of water each day: clearly most of this has to be reabsorbed to prevent excessive losses from the body. Muscles and Joints Water acts as a lubricant for muscles and joints; it helps cushion joints and keeps muscles working properly. Muscles and joints, in addition to the bones, are necessary for us to stand, sit, move and carry out all daily activities. Approximately 70 to 75 percent of the muscle is made up of water. Maintaining the right water balance is essential for optimum muscle function. Skin The skin constitutes a defence against pathogenic agents and contributes to preventing the development of infectious and allergic processes. Some people believe that good hydration helps to moisten body tissues and preserve the skin’s elasticity, softness and colouring though this has not been researched adequately. Temperature The body water has an important role as a thermoregulator, regulating the overall body temperature by helping dissipate heat. If the body becomes too hot, water is lost through sweat and the evaporation of this sweat from the skin surface removes heat from the body. Sweating is the most effective way that the body prevents itself from overheating. Let us examine some of the lesser-known yet extremely important advantages that drinking adequate amounts of water can provide. Elimination of Toxins It is important to recall that our bodies are made up of nearly 60% water, and our brains a staggering 70%. Nutrients travel to and from our cells and organs via this "water pathway" and toxic substances are similarly removed. Drinking adequate amounts of water from pure sources such as water fountains and filtered or boiled water, helps expedite the process of removing harmful toxins from our bodies. This will contribute to an overall healthier disposition, as any toxins or foreign bodies that are not removed can cause damage in both the short and long-term. Maintaining Adequate Hydration Another distinct advantage that water provides is the ability for us to retain sufficient amounts of water in our system. While this s most commonly spoken of amongst athletes or other sportsmen and women, it is just as important for the average individual. Even a small imbalance in the amount of water in our bodies can result in lessened kidney function, digestive problems, muscles that are more prone to injury and even prematurely aged skin. Although these effects may be lesser-known than the immediate effects of dehydration, over time they can cause damage to our bodies. Impaired Thinking One fundamental importance of water is to keep our brains adequately hydrated. Although this organ represents no more than 1/50th of our body weight, it utilises 1/20th of the body's supply of water and blood. Should we not drink enough water, the brain itself can suffer. The results can be a headache due to the literal shrinking of the tissue (much like a sponge when dried out), migraines and impaired levels of thinking (as the cells are not performing at optimum levels). Thus, water is absolutely critical in schools and universities where a great deal of studying will take place. It is for this reason that many such institution provide numerous water fountains across campus to allow students to hydrate themselves whenever necessary. Keeping adequately hydrated is an important part of overall heath but especially important in those with medical conditions and mental illness. Even a small amount of dehydration can exacerbate underlying conditions. For the best possible performance Mental Healthy recommends you drink 8 glasses of fluid a day and at least 5 should be pure water. These are but a handful of reasons why water is without a doubt the most essential substance on the planet. Water fountains and other public supplies of fresh water truly give the gift of life. Want to feel more hydrated, try Genesis: Genesis, one of Conscious Planet's best premium products, is a truly unique proprietary synergistic blend of ORME energy enhanced: anti-oxidants, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, B vitamins, phytonutrients and building block of life elements, including humic acid, in a fulvic acid base to feed the cells and provide extraordinary support for our energetic and physical bodies own self healing abilities. Fulvic acid is nature’s most complex and innately intelligent molecule being one of the key factors of enzyme reactions within all living cells supporting: cellular energy production, pH balancing, immunity, waste removal, DNA repair, anti-oxidant, anti-microbial and overall optimum health. Fulvic acid especially enhances the usability of vitamins through the presence of trace minerals. Fulvic acid rapidly catalyzes the breakdown and detoxification of toxic pollutants such as pesticides, herbicides and even radioactive substances thus forming organo-metal complexes of different absorptive stability and solubility. Minerals and metals actually disappear into the fulvic structure becoming bio-chemically reactive and mobile. Minerals and metals are actually transformed into elaborate fulvic acid molecular complexes that have vastly different characteristics from their previous metallic mineral form. Fulvic acid complexes have the ability to synthesize or transmute new mineral compounds such as the transmutation of vegetal silica and magnesium to form calcium in animal and human bones. This prepares minerals to react with cells, allows minerals to inter-react with one another and increases/enhances the availability of nutrients and in all life forms. Fulvic acid has generally been used as an agricultural product as it readily complexes with minerals and metals making them available to plant roots and easily absorbable through cell walls. It makes minerals such as iron, that are not usually very mobile, easily transported through plant structures. Fulvic acids dissolve and transpose vitamins, coenzymes, auxins, hormones, and natural antibiotics that are generally found throughout the soil. Humans usually are getting this from foods grown in healthy soil. However because of soil depletion and increased toxic load on the body, supplementation is desirable if not necessary for balanced health. Zeolyte clay is a clathrate (pourus) mineral that is negatively charged and is well known to neutralize heavy metal and chemical toxins. Humic acids have a non covalent bond and are well known as the key building blocks for organic life. Experience the gift of hydration, buy your bottle of Genesis here...

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Health is Won or Lost in the Gut

Health is Won or Lost in the Gut
Sep 16 2016 posted by Conscious Planet 0

This article is taken from Ron Garner’s most recent book: "The Disease-Free Revolution." Ron Garner is an award-winning Author of "Conscious Health” – The Complete Owner’s Natural Health and Healing Manual. He won the Nautilus Award in 2007 for best health and healing book."In Conscious Health, myth-buster Ron Garner offers new science and alternative insights revealing that it is lifestyle, not genetics, which primarily determines our health.” HEALTH IS LOST OR WON IN THE GUT What you are about to read is life-changing because it explains the basic cause of most of the disease conditions our society suffers from. The majority of this information is sourced from Douglas Wyatt, founder of the Center for Nutritional Research, and from the book, Peptide Immunotherapy: A Physician’s Guide, by Dr. Andrew Keech. In medical terminology, the word ‘gut’ refers to the intestines. Many health practitioners use the phrase ‘disease begins in the colon.’ This is true because when rotting and stagnant fecal matter becomes congested in the colon, toxins are formed which begin to congest and reduce the efficiency of other organs. But that is only part of the story. What is not widely recognized, and is overlooked by many medical practitioners, is what happens upstream from the colon in the small intestine. Hippocrates, who lived in ancient Greece and is recognized as the father of western medicine, stated that, "All disease begins in the gut.” The problem influenced by poor lifestyle choices, the small intestine can develop tiny holes or perforations in its mucus lining, thereby becoming leaky. The small intestine is not supposed to have these perforations. However, when they do develop, the gut’s protective walls become weak, which allows incompletely-digested proteins, fats, toxins, and bacteria to leak through into the blood stream, causing inflammation in various areas of the body. This condition is called Leaky Gut Syndromeand it is the basis for chronic disease. It is estimated that at least half the adult population and many children in the United States have Leaky Gut Syndrome. A situation similar to leaky gut occurs with allergies. Allergens are able to enter and cause problems in the body due to weakened membranes of the skin, nose, sinus, throat, lungs, or intestines. Irritation and inflammation cause microscopic holes to develop and although very small, they are large enough to allow protein particles from pollen, animal dander, food, or other contaminants to gain entrance into the bloodstream.Acting in the interest of survival, the body’s immune system works to eliminate these foreign substances. This results in inflammation, mucus discharge, itching, irritability, and reduced immune function. Inflammation is present in most disease conditions.As an immune system response to irritation or damage, inflammation is the initial phase of the body’s healing.When intestinal inflammation and leaky gut become chronic, healthy areas of the body become susceptible to damage as well. Leaky gut can be a problem for people of all ages. It can be the root cause of many health disorders and autoimmune conditions ranging from: indigestion, bowel disorders, malabsorption and deficiency of nutrients, chronic fatigue, memory problems, allergies, Candida, and skin problems such as eczema, to asthma, diabetes, cardiovascular conditions, Alzheimer’s disease, autism, fibromyalgia, Crohn’s disease, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, lupus, cancer, and numerous other autoimmune disorders. The main causes of leaky gut include: overuse of antibiotics, meats containing antibiotics, over-the- counter and prescription pain medications, steroids, gastro-intestinal drugs, birth control pills, pesticide-laden foods, mold, Candida yeast overgrowth, bacteria, excessive ingestion of wheat products, GMO foods, sugar, caffeine, alcohol, some food additives, and chronic stress. Adults who were not breast-fed as babies also have a compromised gut system which originated in infancy. Allergies and autoimmune disorders Allergies and autoimmune diseases are almost always associated with Leaky Gut Syndrome. The connection between Leaky Gut Syndrome and (many) autoimmune conditions is that the antibodies created by the body, in response to the toxic substances and undigested fats and proteins that leak into the bloodstream and attach themselves to various tissues throughout the body, create an allergic response, trigger destruction of tissues and organs, and create inflammation. In the case of allergies, the immune system becomes hypersensitive and reacts to an outside substance that it would normally ignore. With autoimmune conditions, the immune system reacts to normal body tissues and begins attacking them as if they were foreign invaders; it produces antibodies against its own tissues. Under the conditions of increasing toxicity and chronic inflammation in the gut, the immune system becomes overactive and confused and can no longer tell the difference between healthy body tissues and antigens; it produces a response that destroys healthy normal tissue. The specific type of autoimmune disease that develops depends on the predominant location of the inflammation. Since the gut immune system contains 70 to 80% of the body’s immune cells, it is obvious that this is the area of our body that needs assistance if we wish to improve our health. Wyatt, Douglas. A. Leaky Gut Syndrome: A Modern Epidemic with an Ancient Solution? Center for Nutritional Research. The solution – bioactive colostrum It seems that any time we stray too far from Mother Nature’s way of caring for our bodies we run into difficulties. Altered foods, chemical drugs, preservatives, and pollutants are not natural to the human body and sooner or later they force body systems out of balance.It should be no surprise to us that nature had the prescription to being healthy from the beginning of our lives, and nature also offers the possible solution to correct health problems as we grow older. When mammals are born, their first food is colostrum from their mothers. This first milk, or actually ‘pre-milk,’ is very special because it transfers the all-important immune and growth factors plus nutrients from mother to infant. The newborn gut is unique in that it has not completed maturation at the time of birth and needs the growth factors and other components of the mother’s colostrum to complete its development. This incomplete development of the gut is of benefit to the newborn as it allows large proteins, such as immunoglobulins, to easily enter the body. Immunoglobulins in colostrum and mother’s milk bind to disease-causing pathogens on the mucosal surfaces of the GI tract, thereby preventing them from colonizing and causing infection. This modulation by the immune system creates passive immunity for the infant. Shortly after ingesting immune-strengthening colostrum, the porous openings in the infant’s gut close to provide a protective barrier so that large protein particles from food, plus viruses and bacteria cannot enter directly into the bloodstream. This protective barrier remains intact until one or more of the factors mentioned above cause the small intestine to become injured and porous.Fortunately for us, when we consume colostrum it can provide the same healing benefits and immune fortification that infants who are breast-fed this first food receive. Not only can colostrum heal holes in the gut, but it can also repair mucus lining perforations throughout the rest of the body that cause allergic reactions. Of course as adults we do not consume colostrum from human mother’s milk, but there is a wonderful alternative.Colostrum produced by cows –bovine colostrum – is bioidentical to human colostrum, yet it contains significantly higher levels of the immunoglobulin IgG, which can neutralize microorganisms, many of which are now resistant to present-day antibiotics. It contains powerful antibacterial and antiviral factors. Therefore, as an immune enhancement, bovine colostrum is even better than human colostrum. Bovine colostrum contains hundreds of thousands of components, of which only a few hundred have been identified and studied, that enhance the human body’s functioning by two primary mechanisms. First, the numerous immune factors and natural antibiotics in colostrum provide strong support for optimal immune system performance. Second, colostrum’s growth factors offer a broad-spectrum boost for optimal health and tissue healing. Wyatt, Douglas. A. Anti-Aging Benefits of Bovine Colostrum. vital Health News. www.centerfornutritionalresearch.org The gland in our bodies responsible for producing T cells, which are major components of the body’s immune response to foreign invaders and infections, is the thymus. The thymus gland is located behind the sternum in our chest just in front of the heart. This gland grows to the approximate size of an orange until we reach puberty, and then begins to shrink. By the time we are 70 years old, the thymus gland has reduced to approximately the size of a pea. This is one explanation of why we have weaker immune systems as we age. I Bovine colostrum is able to restore the thymus gland to optimal functioning capacity and correct an underactive immune system. According to Doug Wyatt, who has been working with physicians for over two decades, people who have been supplementing with bovine colostrum consistently and over time, report that they do not get colds or the flu anymore. And, people who start taking colostrum when they are already sick with a viral or bacterial infection report greatly accelerated healing and recovery times. Dr. Donald Henderson, MD, and Professor of Medicine at UCLA, stated:Colostrum is the ideal solution for Leaky Gut Syndrome. Its components prevent and heal GI damage. Unless the gut is healed, the body cannot begin the process of repair. Benefits of consuming colostrum Bovine colostrum is not a medicine or a drug; it is a super- food that is whole and natural. It is able to stimulate an underactive immune system or modulate an overactive one. It is also able to increase growth hormones in the body to restore a more youthful functioning of many physiological processes and promote growth of body tissues. Thousands of clinical trials have proven colostrum to be safe and effective, with no known drug interactions or adverse side effects. It is the perfect food to assist in the recovery from all disease conditions. Researchers have found that nutrients in colostrum are directly responsible for the production of stem cells in our bone marrow. "When they measured the before and after stem cell counts in the blood, virtually none are detected prior. Within a week of consuming, trillions of stem cells can be found.” Nothing other than colostrum has been clinically proven to stimulate the production of stem cells. The only food that was designed to heal, protect, and make our gastro-intestinal tract perfect is colostrum.When this first pre-milk food, containing high levels of its active components, is regularly consumed and the leaky gut situation is healed, many health benefits can start to be realized. I Some of the main health benefits include: improved digestion and bowel function, increased energy and feelings of well-being, faster healing after injuries, repair of DNA and RNA, regulated blood sugar levels, increased infection control, improved memory, building of lean muscle and bone density, increased endurance, reduction of body fat, more youthful skin appearance, and improved sexual function. Active bovine colostrum has been referred to as the closest thing we have to a fountain of youth. As we age, it can give us a renewed lease on life. In addition to active bovine colostrum as a solution to leaky gut sydrome, Conscious Planet has a family of products that can also address leaky gut issues that start to happen with poor digestion, poor assilimlation and chronic elimination problems. Remember, "digestion is the major starting point to health” and "disease begins in the colon, " a phrase used by many natural health practitioners. The array of Conscious Planet products that will assist in mending leaky gut issues includes: Genesis – Bioactive Ionic Mineral Elixir. Make sure you are getting your minerals. Transcend – Vita Mineral Fruit & Greens. Reducing inflammation thus reducing the tiny holes in the mucus lining of the small intestine. Catalyze – digestive enzymes to support every catalytic function in the body,from breaking down food molecules to removing waste. Colonyze – Probiotic Flora Blend. Offers full intestinal tract support to pursue pathogenic invaders that are one of the causes of leaky gut. Eliminate – Bowel restorative that will break down impacted waste and repairing bowel wall, replenishing with essential nutrients. Visit Conscious Planet today to get on your health program and heal your gut health... If you wish to learn more from Ron Garners book, the Disease-Free Revolution, you can find it onAmazon.ca. For everything you need to know to stay healthy and happy.

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Magnetic Resonance Stimulation for Well Being of Humans and Animals

Magnetic Resonance Stimulation for Well Being of Humans and Animals
Aug 26 2016 posted by Conscious Planet 0

Are you stressed out? In pain? Chronically Ill? Your problem may be "electro smog." The human body has vital needs for daily sustenance, vitality and health. Life cannot persist long without food, water, or oxygen. As you will realize in this article, there is a fourth vital need: low-level electromagnetism. The primary mode of delivery for this gentle energy is the Earth’s electromagnetic fields. These fields have extremely low frequencies and intensities and, in regards to our health, have largely escaped our notice. But in the last 130 years with the advent and proliferation of biologically incompatible man-made energetic frequencies and intensities (referred to as EMF’S or electro smog), our health has come under siege. In absolute terms there is a worldwide increase in stress, depression, insomnia, autoimmune disease, chronic pain, and cancer, just to name a few. The ever-increasing presence of electro-pollution in our environment is interfering with the Earth’s low-level, natural electromagnetism our bodies need to thrive in the fullness of health. Research has shown that low energy pulsating electromagnetic fields (PEMF) within the frequency range of "the biological window” (3-25Hz), as well as the inner and outer wave patterns of the Earth’s magnetic field (7.83-11.79Hz) can produce remarkable positive changes within the body. The term "magnetic resonance stimulation” simply indicates that by applying a pulsating electromagnetic field that matches the Earth’s magnetic field, nearly all 75 trillion cells of the body can be stimulated into harmonic resonance. As a result, the pulsed frequency "charges” the membrane of every cell with energy to improve health by supporting normal cellular function. Oscillating in resonance, the cells communicate better. Thus this energy enhances the self-healing powers of the body. History – more than 3500 years ago some ancient cultures used the healing power of magnets and were used to heal different illnesses. The Egyptians have been researching the correlation and impact of the earth’s magnetic field on humans and animals for a very long time and have understood the medical importance of magnetic field therapy. More recently, there has been an explosion in scientific research pertaining to pulsating electromagnetic fields. Today there are many thousands of research articles in scientific journals worldwide reporting on the beneficial results of applications with magnetic resonance stimulation on humans and animals in the arena of health and wellness. For example, it has been reported that the first astronauts to travel into space beyond the earth’s electromagnetic field found that after a short time in space their bodily functions and organs began to breakdown without the pulsation of the earth’s electromagnetic field. Thus PEMF was first used for astronauts in their space suits with remarkable results while in space. Since then there has been so much increasing awareness of the medical applications for pulsed electromagnetic therapy that many hospitals in Europe, particularly in Germany and Switzerland use pulsed electromagnetic energy for initial treatment in their emergency and trauma rooms before patients see a doctor. So what are the health benefits of applied magnetic resonance stimulation? Magnetic field therapy has been shown to enhance cell membrane permeability, cell communication, oxygen delivery to cells, increased immune function, protein synthesis, decreased inflammation, increased circulation, lessens harmful EMF damage to the body restores vitality and intelligence to the body. You may be asking how can electrical magnetic frequencies cause so much harm and so much good? We know that the most fundamental physical force in the universe is electro-magnetism. Our bodies are electromagnetic and we are naturally connected to the earth’s electromagnetic field. We would not survive on this planet without this frequency called Schumann Waves that pulse wave energy around 8 Hz. The ancients were aware of this electromagnetic energy and called it the sacred circuit because they knew all life depended on this. What is happening today that is interfering immensely with the earth’s natural resonance, is all the higher (dangerous) electromagnetic frequencies. These higher wave frequencies are negatively affecting life on the planet. Our bodies were not meant to be in the higher Hz frequencies.For example, anxiety sits between 21.5 – 30 Hz. These EMF’s are affecting the radar of birds, bees and many other species as well as humans. If our bodies are blocked from natural exposure from the earth’s resonance wave energy (e.g. due to living and working in buildings constructed with concrete, steel and metal alloys, driving in cars on paved roads, by the electro-pollution of ultra-high frequency radiations from cell phones, microwave energy, not just from microwave ovens, wireless phone and computer networks, and radar/satellite signals,etc) we are more susceptible to illness, loss of cell membrane integrity, compromised immunity, and depression. Recorded dips in the Earth’s Schumann resonances have had strong correlations to heart attacks, car accidents, and a general increase in the death rate. (Beck 1992). I personally can give a testimony that supports the statement that harmful side effects of EMF’s, (man-made, dangerously high electrical magnetic frequencies) can be reduced and neutralized with the application of pulsed electrical magnetic therapy. Just recently Charles and I had a weeks vacation in Penticton, BC and we stayed at the Best Western Hotel a few blocks from the beach because we love Lake Skaha, and we are beach bums in the summer. On the first night we got into bed I could hear and feel a pumping sensation coming through the wall by our bed and I said to Charles I think this is going to be a problem for me. The pumping was also vibrating the floor in our bedroom. It went on all night non stop and finally I crawled out of bed at 2am and went into the other room to sit on couch and it was worse in there. Have you ever walked into a main frame computer room where you felt dirty heat, you could smell dirty electricity and your body started to vibrate, not in a good way? Well that was what I was feeling coming through the wall. I waited until 7am and then went to the front office to see if we could change rooms because our room was right next to the Mechanical Room. When I told the gal at the desk that I was feeling ill from the electricity and pool pump, she looked at me like I had a dunce hat on my head and exclaimed, that room had been rented all summer and nobody else had complained. I told her I didn’t care and that this was real for me. She was sorry there were no other vacancies and that if a room became available she would let us know. So we had to spend another night feeling terrorized. In the morning Charles took one look at me and he exclaimed, "that’s it” and down to the front desk he trotted to raise a little hot energy of his own. They moved us to another room that day, but here's the clincher…. as I’m walking back to our old room, the door to the mechanical room is open and I step inside to see what was coming through my wall for two nights. I was shocked as I stood frozen in place. There were 4 Smart Meters lined up on the other side of our bedroom wall. No wonder I was having sharp chest pains, my heart was racing, my left arm felt numb. My whole body was vibrating. I contemplated going to emergency to get my heart stabilized at one point, But then I remembered our Omnium mat. We had brought it with us, in fact, we don’t leave home without it; we take the Omnium1 everywhere we travel now. That day I laid on the mat 2 times and by evening, all my scary symptoms had disappeared. You may be wondering what is this mat thing? One of the leading companies in this technology, Swiss Bionic Solutions, has simulated the Earth’s electromagnetic frequencies in the form of a ‘lie down’ mat for home use. Swiss Bionic Solutions is based in Switzerland, where they have their manufacturing facility inventing and developing new products in the field of home health care based on the science of energy medicine. Two such devices that they've made for home use are the IMRS mat (magnetic resonance stimulation) which is Health Canada Certified as a class 2 medical device, http://consciousplanet.swissbionic.com/en/ and the portable Omnium1 mat (PEMF) pulsed electromagnetic field energy. http://consciousplanet.omnium1.com/en/ This technology has truly been and life-saver and life-changing for us and many others. (living in the city), To find out more about these remarkable home applications, please visit the above links. For further questions you can respond to Charles Holmes email at the top of the link on the home page or call Wind 604-340-9628 windwalrath@gmail.com Thank you for taking the time to read the CP news.

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Healing from EMF Sickness with Technology

Healing from EMF Sickness with Technology
Jul 22 2016 posted by Conscious Planet 0

About 6 years ago I was starting to feel the effects of EMF's - negative electro-magnetic pollution from wifi, cell phones, cell towers, microwave frequencies in the environment etc. Living in a high rise apartment for 10 years now, I've been aware for awhile just how inundated I feel with wifi from every direction. I had been experiencing several bothersome symptoms like chronic headaches, dizziness, ringing in the ears, confusion, insomnia, and a bit of depression, and what I thought was sciatica. When I finally met a chiropractor who gave me a diagnosis, he felt the sciatica was mostly emotional and also suggested that I may be suffering from EMF sickness. Yikes, thats what I’d been feeling all along. He suggested I consider looking into to purchasing an iMRS (magnetic resonance stimulator) Mat. So Charles and I found a distributor in Vancouver and went to have a session on the iMRS - which is pulsed electro-magnetic frequencies. Magnetic resonance stimulation charges the membrane of every cell in the body with energy to improve health by supporting normal cellular functioning, causing the cells to communicate better. As soon as I laid down on the mat I could feel my body tingling and after an 8 minute session I felt very calm and renewed in a way I hadn't felt for a long time. I thought to myself, "What is this feeling I'm experiencing?” The first thing I noticed was the ringing in my ears was almost gone and the wired feeling that I had just learned to live with had calmed right down and I couldn't feel it anymore. Previously, before the mat I would lie down at night to sleep and my body would be vibrating, but now I get on my mat just before I go to bed and drift off to sleep in a very calmed, relaxed state. In the morning I wake up feeling rested and still calm to start my day. That was 6 years ago and I haven't gone a day without treating myself to a session on the mat. I have discovered that all of the symptoms of EMF sickness I was coping with have subsided greatly and I feel restored, energetically… a much happier girl indeed. Just recently we purchased the Omnium1, which is the same technology only it is portable and operates from an Android pad which means I can travel with the mat. I can use it while I'm driving long distances (greatly reduces the vibration of tires on the road) and I arrive at my destination still refreshed and ready to go. We take our Omnium1 everywhere we go now. All I do is charge the pad, pack it in the carrying case and I can take it to the beach or simply put it in my gravity chair while I'm watching a movie. The Omnium is such a convenient device to own that I wouldn't do without it. I would say the most important benefit that I have received from my PEMF mat is that it has assisted in reversing the beginning symptoms on periodontal disease. My gums were receding and bleeding, some of my teeth were loose because on bone loss and my teeth hurt. I knew iMRS probe would really help to regenerate nerve, bone and gum tissue and so I used it every day for 15 minutes and now when I see the dentist for quarterly cleanings I always receive a report that my teeth have healed and back within normal range. No more symptoms of periodontal disease. If you’re looking for solutions for your EMF sickness, body pain or even periodontal disease, the Omnium1 and iMRS Mats have been such blessings in my life. Find out more information about them here and feel free to ask me any questions you may have. Happy to help! Wind Walrath co-Founder of Conscious Planet

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13 Simple Ways to Improve your Gut Health

13 Simple Ways to Improve your Gut Health
Jul 07 2016 posted by Conscious Planet 0

This is an amazing article on improving your gut health from Naturally Living Ideas. 1. Eat Probiotic Rich Foods Since ancient timespeople have usedprobiotic rich foods, which have been naturally fermented, to provide the good bacteria needed for a healthy gut and overall health. Kimchi, kombucha, kefir, miso, tempeh, sauerkraut, natural yogurt andapple cider vinegarare all examples of fermented foods you can eat for a healthier gut. In fact, some of these couldn’t be simpler to make – here’show to get started fermenting your own foods. 2. Don’t Forget The Prebiotics You can elevate the effectiveness of your probiotic rich foods by consuming some prebiotic foods too. Prebiotics are non-digestible carbohydrates that ‘feed’ the probiotics, encouraging them grow and multiply in your gut. Prebiotic rich foods include artichoke, asparagus, bananas, chicory,garlic, onions, tomatoes and whole grains. 3. Use Probiotic Supplements While fermented foods are the best and most natural way to get a healthy dose of probiotic bacteria, some people simply can’t stand the thought of consuming these cultures. In this case, probiotic supplements can be a good alternative. It’s very important to choose ahigh-quality supplement from a reputable brand. Conscious Planet has a premium blend of probiotics. Make sure it contains live strains of bacteria – which need to be kept refrigerated. 4. Cut Out Sugar & Processed Foods The bad bacteria in our guts go into overdrive when we eat too much sugar! They are also quite partial to the fats found in processed foods – including cookies, cakes, chips, fries and pastries. In 2010, researcherscomparedItalian children who ate a diet high in fat, sugar and starch with tribal African children who ate high fiber, plant based foods. They found that the African children had more beneficial bugs in their gut. 5. Go Vegetarian Cutting out meat from your diet has a huge number ofhealth benefits– from lowering cholesterol, blood pressure and the risk of heart disease and diabetes to helping you shed pounds, improve mood and boost nutrient intake. Research now shows that a vegetarian diet can also alter the composition of your gut microbiome for the better. It’s so effective that these changes can be seen in a matter of days! A2014 study, published in the journal Nature, reports that the gut microbiome of subjects changed dramatically within four days of switching from a diet of animal products to a vegetarian one, and vice versa. The microbiota of omnivores, compared to that of vegetarians and vegans, produces more of a chemical that is associated with heart disease, inflammation and intestinal diseases. 6. Open the Windows We now spend more time indoors than ever before. Some surveys estimate that we’re indoors 90% of the time! Fresh air is so important to both the mind and body,as is sunlight, so spending time outdoors is important. But given how much of our day and night is spent inside, we need to be aware of the air qualityindoors too– and the effect this can have on the microbiome of our homes. It's important to open windows and increase natural airflow. This can improve the diversity and health of the microbes in the home, which in turn benefits our bodily microbes. 7. Stress Less While stress is an unavoidable consequence of our busy lives, how we manage that stress matters. The gut isespecially vulnerableto stress, which can affect gastric secretion, gut motility, sensitivity, blood flow and more. Our stress hormones can also influence how gut bacteria affects the production of hormones and the neurochemicals that communicate with the brain, including ones that influence appetite. Shifts in gut microflora induced by stress can alsoleave us opento infection. Long-term stress maylead tothe development of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), stomach ulcers, IBD, IBS, and even food allergies. 8. Laugh! Whoever said that laughter is the best medicine was on to something! There has even beena studyto show that laughter can improve gut health. Researchers studied both healthy people and patients with atopic dermatitis – a disease typically associated with imbalances in gut bacteria. After watching funny movies daily for one week, the patients’ gut flora had actually changed and was becoming more in line with the flora of the healthy participants. 9. Consider if Antibiotics are Always Necessary Some estimate that half of the antibiotics we are prescribed are unnecessary. We already know that this over-prescription leads to drug resistant bacteria, but it may also beseriously impactingthe health of our guts in the long-term. Following a course of broad-spectrum antibiotics, itcan take weeks, months or even years for the gut’s microbes to get back into balance. Shockingly, some researchersbelievethat antibiotics may even be causing permanent changes to the microflora of all people from generation to generation – passed on from mother to child. While antibiotics are obviously very necessary in some cases, quiz your doctor before accepting them without question. According tothe Mayo Clinic, common viral infections that do not benefit from antibiotic treatment include cold and flu, most coughs, most sore throats, some ear infections, some sinus infections and stomach flu. 10. Exercise Regularly Exercise has an important influence on gut flora. It not only increasesspecies diversityand reverses gutmicrobiota changesassociated with obesity, but it also works to reduce stress and the impact that has on the bugs in your digestive system. The earlier you start exercising, the better.New researchhas demonstrated that exercise in the early years of development has a significant impact on the diversity of the gut microbiome. That said, your intestinal bacterial continues to be influenced by your behavior as an adult so cycle, run, swim,start squatting or invest in a kettle bell– it all makes a difference! 11. Get Enough Sleep Getting enough sleep isn’t always easy – in fact,one third of US adult don’t sleep for as long as they should, something which could lead to an unhealthy gut. A2014 study demonstrated that sleep disturbances and irregular sleeping patterns can negatively impact intestinal microbiota, which may lead to inflammatory diseases. Furthermore, the disordered breathing associated with the common condition of sleep apnea has been shown in studies to disrupt the health of the microbiome. Mice subjected to conditions which mimicked the effects of sleep apnea for six weeks showed significant changes to the diversity and makeup of their microbiota. This sleep-gut connection is a two-way street. Scientists believe the bugs in our gut can affect sleep in a number of ways: shifting circadian rhythms and affecting the hormones that regulate our sleeping and waking patterns. Get into a healthy sleeping pattern by letting go of these bad habits, filling your room with sleep promoting plants and establishing a healthy night time routine. 12. Don’t Be A Clean Freak Much like antibiotics alter the gut microbiome by indiscriminately killing all bacteria (even the good), so does our obsession with cleanliness. For example,researchshows that parents who cleaned their child’s pacifier by sucking on it instead of boiling it in water were doing their children a big favor in terms of gut health. These kids were less likely to develop allergies, thanks to immune stimulation by microbes transferred from the parent’s saliva. Children who grow up with a dog also have alower riskof allergies because dogs are associated with a type of house dust that exposes us to important strains of bacteria, like L. johnsonii – an essential species within the gastrointestinal tract. Household cleaners that are marked as antibacterial have got to go – as do mostother chemical laden products. Less toxic cleaners like vinegar,baking soda, lemon juice andcastile soapare much better options. 13. Start Gardening Finally, getting your hands dirty in fresh soil will introduce your immune system to the trillions of microorganisms on the plants and in the ground. Gardening also eases stress and gets you outside in the fresh air – two important factors in a healthy gut. Here are some great tips to help youstart your own organic garden. Ready to improve your gut health? Conscious Planet has a special on Colonyze Probiotics until July 31st or while supplies last. Two bottles for $100. Again, thank you toNaturally Living Ideasfor organizing this research so well.

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Chakra Cleanse Meditation with Bradley Morris

Chakra Cleanse Meditation with Bradley Morris
Apr 29 2016 posted by Conscious Planet 0

We're all aware of the incredible number of health benefits that come from a regular practice of meditation, but how many of us actually take the time from our busy lives to sit, breathe and be present? As an entrepreneur, pro golfer and expecting father, my plate feels full. However, I do everything better when I make the choice to take a peace pause, just for me. I was asked by Charles and Wind to share a meditation practice with the community and I am so excited for you to experience this Deep Chakra Cleanse Meditation. This has been one of the most powerful practices I've ever learned. A bit of a back story about it: I learned it from my good friend Yves El Kalinado Vial. He is one of the most joyful, healthy 60ish year olds I've ever met. Yves says he's been doing this practice for about 15 years and has not caught even a single cold since starting. When you meet him, you'll believe what he says.This particular practice became most useful for my life when living in LA for a year. Everyday while sitting in typical Los Angeles traffic, I'd chant the sounds of each chakra at the top of my lungs. While everyone else was road raging, I was blissed out - sometimes to the point of laughter. There is something so powerful, healing and energizing when practicing this type of vocal expression meditation. Using our voice to tune our bodies like we would an instrument, just makes sense. Right? I hope you love the Deep Chakra Mediation practice as much as I do. If you do, then share the good vibes with your friends by sharing it and let me know what your experience is like. I'd love to hear (it's different for everyone).I also want to thank my dear friend, Blair Francis Armstrong for composing the music, specifically for this practice. If you're inspired to create a daily practice, I have two online courses. (Beginner) 21 Day Meditation Experience with Bradley Morris(click here) (Advanced) 40 Day Cowabunga Vision Quest with Bradley Morris(click here) May we all do whatever it takes to live this life to our full potential and presence... because that's where the magic is!Stay blessed, Bradley T Morris

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The Secret Messages from our Teeth

The Secret Messages from our Teeth
Mar 10 2016 posted by Conscious Planet 0

Did you know that the condition of your teeth and oral cavity may be the most important indicator of the status of your overall health? In other words, if you really want to know whats going on in your body, look in your mouth. Your teeth and oral cavity provide an astonishing window into the state of your present health or declining health. In fact, according to Weston A. Price, D.D.S. who has devoted many years to research into the cause of dental degeneration and disease, states in his book, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, that, "dental decay does not merely accompany physical degeneration and disease but it quite clearly precedes it.” Dental decay is like the proverbial "canary in the coal mine.” The canary will succumb to the poisons in the air before the miners do. Thus the canary serves as a warning to the miners to get out before they succumb as well. Well there’s not many coal miners around these days but the message is clear: in a similar manner, the teeth will tend to succumb to poor dietary habits in advance of the rest of the body.Thus we have our own canary in the form of our teeth. Known for his pioneering research in the early decades of the twentieth century, Dr Weston Price understood the serious negative health consequences of root canals and dental caries in general. He and his wife traveled the globe investigating dental as well as the overall health of various isolated populations who were still eating a diet free of all modern processed foods, depending solely on their native diets. Weston Price ‘s findings were most revealing, showing a direct correlation between dental disease and deterioration preceding physical degeneration of overall health as a result of turning away from traditional diets to more processed, commercial food diets. Dr. Price found that degenerative illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, and osteoporosis were quite rare or even entirely absent from those populations who were still eating native diets. Had I known of these study results back in 1997 when I was first diagnosed with breast cancer I would have understood why my teeth were already deteriorating with the beginning symptoms of periodontal disease: bleeding gums, receding gums, deep gum pockets, (tooth decay is the result of bacteria collecting in these deep pockets) resulting in bone deterioration that you cannot see and teeth become porous and loose. What I didn’t know is that the cancer was leaching calcium and other minerals from my teeth because of the acid condition of my body in general and specifically in the acid condition of my saliva. I quickly learned that healthy teeth exist in a sea of saline alkalinity which is our saliva. Keeping saliva alkaline is essential for healthy mineralized tooth enamel, gums and bone. When your teeth are lubricated in a nutrient dense solution of minerals, enzymes and vitamins they are at their absolute healthiest. And you can be assured that the rest of your body is alkaline and all is well. Our teeth are always telling us whats going on in our bodies. Every tooth is connected to the body through flex point energy meridians. For example: Wisdom teeth = heart, intestines Front teeth = kidney, bladder, reproductive Eye teeth = heart, liver Top molar = R pancreas, stomach Top molar = L stomach, spleen Bicuspids = lung, large intestine Bottom bicuspids = R,L liver gallbladder If there is a disturbance in the tooth, there will be a disturbance in the meridian, thus indicating there is something wrong in our body. Saving Your Teeth I am guessing that most of us have had the experience of a trip to the dentist, probably starting when we were very young to have cavities filled with amalgam. Little did we know back then that the amalgams were mercury based and dangerously toxic causing untold health challenges later on and its only been in the last 20 years or so that awareness has increased of the dangers of mercury fillings and root canals. In my case, old Dr. Hawkins who is long since dead filled my young innocent mouth with mercury amalgams and my dear mother didn’t know any better, thinking she was saving me from further cavities. Then back in 1989 when I started to wake up realizing I had to start taking more responsibility for my health, especially my teeth, I had most of my amalgams taken out and replaced withcomposites. But I got a bit sloppy about going for regular cleanings and checkups and of course it always depended on whether I had a dental plan at the time or not. Then in December of 2009 I went in for a routine cleaning and the dentist took one look inside my mouth and declared that I hadperiodontaldisease and sent me toa periodontist. I was alarmed when I saw the x-rays and how much bone loss had occurred since the last x-ray that I had taken in 2005. So within a 4 year period, calcium was slowly being leached from my teeth and what was causing that? Theres a good chance it was breast cancer, that I had been diagnosed with earlier on. I remember reading an article that tumours will leach minerals from the body, especially from the organs and bones. The periodontist wanted to extract my upper and lower molars, all four of them, because they were in an advanced decaying condition with the danger of infecting the teeth next to them. I declined extraction and determined that I could overcome periodontal disease just as I had overcome the condition of breast cancer, with the nutritional and therapetic applications to heal my gums, teeth and bone. I already knew that my teeth were not static, and separate from the rest of my body and that they could be renewed with healthy diet and lifestyle choices. And so the journey of self-dentistry began and I created a strict program using Conscious Planet products. Tips for Self Dentistry and Oral Health Ecology First thing I changed was my toothpaste. It is important to know that everything that is taken into the mouth including toothpaste and mouthwash is absorbed through the mouth cavity with a 90% absorption efficiency, especially true in the oral cavity where the skin wall is only one cell thick and if gums are bleeding, toxic toothpastes will have direct access to the bloodstream. Ingredient discernment was and is absolutely imperative. I chose a regenerating toothpaste that can be ordered online from Ascended Health, called Extra Strength Oralive. Oralive is a black paste that is rich with minerals and soil probiotics and elk antler for amazing cell regeneration. You put a little dab on your toothbrush and brush lightly, then swish in your mouth for 30 seconds and swallow. This not only alkalizes your saliva but the probiotic kills the bad bacteria in the gum pockets and thus takes away bad breath. As soon as I started using Extra Strength Oralive, I noticed the inflammation and bleeding stopped almost immediately. I used Oralive for 6 months for healing and restoration and now I use a neem ayurvedic herbal toothpaste called Auromere that can be purchased in most health food stores. I recommend this one for healthy maintenance because of the healing properties in the ingredients and have had continued success with care of my teeth. 2016 update: recently I have switched to a toothpastes at the recommendation of my friend, Josef Tyls, who carries Tate’s – the Natural Miracle Vitamin and Mineral Toothpaste which protects against cavities and supplies nutrition to the teeth and gums. You can contact Josef at 778-999-4307 For the rest of my oral care I use the following Conscious Planet products: 1. Defend – used as a mouth rinse to eliminate bacteria; acts as an anti-septic,anti-parasitic, eliminates gum infections and relieves toothaches. Add 4 drops of Defend to 2 oz of water and swish in mouth after brushing, then swallow. 2. Hemp oil and Defend for oil swishing in morning upon arising. Soothes bleeding gums, provides minerals and oxygen to the blood vessels, will reach the dentine nerves and roots of teeth. Take 2 tbsp of hemp oil and 20 drops of Defend and swish in your mouth for 12 – 15 minutes and then be sure to spit the oil out. Do not swallow this mixture. With Defend added, it is absorbed through the mouth cavity thereby cleaning the blood as it circulates throughout the whole body every 15 minutes; Defend will stimulate the circulation and lymph system to get moving; helps to regenerate gum tissue by keeping it clean of bacteria. 3. Genesis – to re-mineralize the enamel, dentine and bones. Also is important to keep the saliva alkaline. Take a couple of tbsp in mouth and hold for 3 minutes and swallow. 4. Colonize – probiotic – after brushing teeth before bedtime, open two capsules of Colonize into your mouth and swish around your teeth for a few minutes and then swallow. This also adds to the healthy saline alkalinity of saliva and keeps bateria away. 5. Phytomune – plant sterols. Has an antibacterial effect and reduces inflammation, healing bleeding gums. I increased my daily amount of Phytomune for the increase in my overall immune boosting efficiency. 6. Note: It is extremely important to brush and floss teeth every time you eat food while on a recovery program from periodontal disease, especially to allow for gum pockets/cavities to decrease in size so that gums adhere to the teeth again. Food particles cause bacteria rapidly and will harden as plaque very quickly between teeth if surface is not kept clean. This is where flossing and using tiny little cyclinder brushes between teeth is essential. I got so used to brushing my teeth and cleaning thoroughly with the little brushes every time I ate, that it has become automatic and part of my daily routine. In summary, I committed to visiting the oralhygienistevery 3 months and have received glowing reports of improvement and am told that my teeth have been restored back to a healthy normal condition and now my visits to the dentist can be scheduled for 6 month checkups. For more information or questions, please contact windwalrath@gmail.com

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A "Miracle Medicine" For North African Village

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Jan 21 2016 posted by Conscious Planet 0

In 2012, Conscious Planet's "miracle product,"Defend found its way back to Africa where it was originally formulated. Defend was created to act as a natural medicine for children coping with dysentry, which is aninfection of the intestines resulting in severe diarrhea with the presence of blood and mucus in the feces.It's a horrible illness that so many children suffer from. Conscious Planet member, Maude Porchet packed a bunch of bottles with her when she traveled to Africa for an adventure far off the beaten path. Maude’s love for humanity and her deep interest in tribal life has taken her around the planet a few times and this was her first journey to Africa. Maude says, Defend is an necessity in her little medicine kit that she takes on all of her global adventures, especially when visiting remote areas where the water supply is questionable. After researching different itineraries, she decided on a camping trip to explore the northern part of Kenya. This camping trip soon became a life changing event, after a serendipitous encounter with a small 12 year old boy who, out of nowhere, ran towards Maude and grabbed her hand. He lead her back to his village where her destiny unfolded before her eyes. Maude was gifted a whole new mission in life; to offer opportunities where none were present before, and to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights such as equality, education and nutrition. Maude’s first intention upon visiting this little remote village in Northern Kenya, one of the harshest, arid, climates in Africa, was to help decontaminate the local drinking water of bacteria. How? By adding Defend! It wasn’t long before she noticed the symptoms ofdiarrhoea, dysentry (even in severe cases), runny noses, stomach cramps and a number of other minor ailments, began to subside. The villagers were amazed with the immediate results they were experiencing. All from a little bottle of liquid drops added to their water... They quickly embraced Defend as a miracle medicine. With medical supplies limited and the closest hospital being 82km away where some would travel on foot to receive routine medical attention, the results the villagers were receiving from Defend turned out to be such a blessing. It wasn’t long before they ran out of Defend though. Leaving the small village with a promise to return, Maude flew back to Canada to get more Defend. She kept her promise and returned to Northern Africa 6-months later with plenty of Defend for everyone. Maude appealed to Conscious Planet to gift a supply of Defend for the people of the Turkana province, particularly the village of Parkati, where Maude has now established the the Turkana Empowerment Project. Maude is well versed in facilitating self growth and has great empathy. Since traveling to Kenya in 2012, Maude has embarked on a beautiful journey to bring dignity and worth to the people who have touched her hearts. The Turkana Empowerment Project is already changing the lives of many living in "the most sorrowful conditions" as Maude puts her simple yet universal mission into practice. She will be returning to Kenya for the 5th time in a few weeks, Feb 2016 with another supply of Defend and a heart full of love, courage, and compassion to follow her dreams to leave the world a more abundant place for all. If you would like to send Maude with a bottle of Defend, you can purchase your bottle here and just leave us a note when paying for it so we know to give it to her.

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The Truth About Shapeshift

The Truth About Shapeshift
Dec 08 2015 posted by Conscious Planet 0

There’s a story that wants to be told about Shapeshift. How it got its name and why it is the single most concentrated, balanced, nutrient dense, high performance whole food meal on the planet. Now that’s a bold statement but here’s the truth about Shapeshift. If you are a Shapeshift fan and like us, you can’t live without your daily fix, we understand. Its no ordinary protein smoothie blend. Truth is, it's very earthy-tasting and to some people, a bit savory on the palate. Though after a week or two of eating Shapeshift, your taste buds tend to change. You’ll find you are craving sugar less and maybe even your taste for coffee will decrease. After awhile, those who dislike the taste at first come to love it. You’ll wake up craving the goodness of it in your body. Shapeshift is the whole meal deal. It was created as the perfect alkalizing meal built on a strong foundation of the finest hemp seed protein powder available. The vision Charles and I had in mind was to put together a whole food meal blend of the highest vibrational, easily assimilated nutrients possible. We added whole food blended bio-available vegetables to a foundational superfood, hemp protein powder. This created the optimal environment for homeostasis, cell rebuilding, and maintaining a strong immune system. The result was a complete plant protein shake that packed a powerful punch. We topped it with a delicious combination of cocoa powder (aka Chocolate) and chai spices. Our intention was to combine the ingredients using a proprietary process that would keep the foods as close to the perfection of nature as possible. We succeeded and Shapeshift was born. We wanted to guarantee that Shapeshift would deliver on its promise of balancing the internal environment that supports the body’s innate intelligence for self healing and cleansing. So for the final touches, Charles and I traveled to San Francisco to take our newly formulated Shapeshift to a Doctor (Ortho molecular nutritionist) whom we had visited half a dozen times for personal assessments and sessions on his electro-dermal testing equipment. We left the Shapeshift blend with him to test a cross section of his patients response to it. After testing a few hundred patients, the results were astounding to say the least. All his test subjects responded in homeostasis to Shapeshift. Meaning, every single person's body who tested it, tested positive (and there were hundreds of people). Since that time we haven’t looked back. Charles and I have been making daily Shapeshift blender drinks for the past 10 years and have reaped so many benefits. For me Shapeshift keeps me grounded and feeling real. Over the years it definitely has shifted my shape and raised my consciousness. Thus we named it Shapeshift. It has defined my muscle, group keeping me at an even weight. Our bodies, in their innate intelligence always want to keep realigning with our original DNA blueprint, self correcting and self healing. Give your body the proper tools and food and you will succeed. Another wonderful thing about Shapeshift is, we don’t add anything to our blends except the whole raw ingredients of easily digested plant protein, vegetables, a bit of cacao powder, chai spice and our Catalyze enzyme blend. We don’t add fillers, flow agents, preservatives, lubricants etc. No added nutrient packages to boost the profile. Nothing. Just straight up raw goodness with a side of love and gratitude. A nutritional note on the hemp we put into our Transform and Shapeshift shakes: Raw hemp seeds stand alone as the most significant nutritional food source for humans. Hemp seeds are a rich source of multiple vitamins, minerals, beta phyto sterols, essentials fatty acids (ideal EFA ratio 1:3 Omega 3 to 6) containing all 10 Essential Amino Acids that the body can not produce and must obtain from the food we eat. Hemp also contains a rich supply of chlorophyll and fiber all on its own merit. With all of these great things going for it, we hope you feel more inspired to get Shapeshift into your daily diet. To support you with that, Shapeshift is on special until December 21 Buy 2 Shapeshift or Transform (our berry blend) and get the 3rd one free. From Conscious Planet, we wish you the best of the season.

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