B.E.S.T.(Bio-Energetic Synchronization Technique) of course! This magnificent healing technique transformed my life and the lives of thousands of patients. In this video the founder and developer of B.E.S.T Dr. M.T. Morter Jr. explains how this powerful technique helps re-establish the full healing potential of the body. It’s gentle and highly effective. That’s why I’ve made this an essential treatment modality in my practice for over 25 years.
Like a sunflower bends to face the sun, we too can bend to face that which gives us life.
That would be our natural tendency if our naturalness wasn’t trained out of us.
But all too often we turn our backs on the very things that feed and nourish.
We’ve lost touch with our natural way of being in the world.
We’ve become too civilized and proper.
We sit too much.
We sleep too little.
We live to eat instead of eating to live.
We need to turn towards those things that bring us alive. We need to:
Play games that enliven and make our skin tingle.
Eat foods that nourish, renew, and still take us to heaven.
Sleep and dream as the dreamers we are.
Listen before speaking so our hearts may be heard.
Abandon the “Shoulds” and embrace the “Musts.”
Feel the wind dance in our hair.
Make music, sing and dance together and often.
Give voice to all that is beautiful.
Protect the raw and wild places in and about us.
And make a ruckus. Please!
Turn towards your fun my friends. It’s natural.
And as you do, you will feel more alive.
And like a child is filled with wonder and curiosity, so too will you be.
Point to Ponder:
What do you need to turn to more often?
Vitality Secrets: November 8, 2012
I hope this note finds you well and in good spirits. And for
those in the Northeast, I hope you are warm and with your power
As I watched the news about hurricane Sandy last week, I was
struck by the conversations of some of our politicians. Some were
problem focused, while others were looking long term to creating
sustainable solutions in the (likely) event of more storms and
surges here in the Northeast.
The same goes for our health. We can look at it two ways, and in
doing so get two completely different results.
Let me explain:
Two Approaches to Health
When a new patient comes to my office, the first thing they
usually express is their desire to eliminate some pain, symptom
or disease. They want to get rid of the headaches, fatigue,
digestive problems, excess fat, insomnia, or any number of other
That’s normal and natural. You are experiencing something we
don’t want, and you want to get rid of it. So the question
becomes “how to I get rid of this thing?”
From there you search for a solution to the problem, the right
medicine or therapy to make the problem go away.
I call this the Problem Solving Approach to Health. And it’s the
usual approach by most doctors and patients today. However, with
this approach, often one problem is solved and then another pops
There is a better way. One that not only eliminates the problem
at the roots, but also helps us get what we really want – optimal
health, vitality, well-being. I call this the Creative Approach
With this approach we become active participants in creating the
results we want. We get a clear picture of our current state of
health, envision our ideal energy level, body composition,
emotional state, activity level, and then take steps to create
I believe it’s much more powerful to focus on creating something
we want (optimal health, energy, vitality, vibrance), than to
focus on getting rid of something we don’t want. Both have
merits, but it’s only the creative approach to health that will
give us what we really want in the end.
Two Approaches, One Choice
The Problem Solving Approach to Health leaves you with the
absence of something (e.g. No Pain).
The Creative Approach to Health provides you with the presence of
something. (e.g. Feeling Great! Total Vitality!)
So I ask you…
What do you really want?
A couple weeks back one of my clients responded to an email I sent out about Vitamin D and other natural remedies to prevent and treat viral infections (Elderberry Extract, Vitamin C, Green Tea) with some of her own recipes for combating colds in her children. These work, over and over, and I suspect that they will work for you and your children as well.
So with her permission here are her tips from the field.
If your children have a cold…
Avoid dairy (milk and cheese) because that will produce mucus.
To dry up the mucus take Zinc – (5mg for younger kids and up to 15 mg for most kids 6 and older, 2x/day), and always on a full stomach, to prevent nausea and upset stomach.
Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar – It loosens mucus and helps turn the body alkaline when it is acidic. Just put 1/2 – 1 tsp tsp honey in an ounce or two of hot water and add 1 tsp – 1 1/2 TBSP of the vinegar, depending on age and size of child. Once a day as prevention (lower dose of vinegar as prevention, and higher when sick). This is a life saver. It helps prevent sinus infections too.
And a warm bath with 2 -3 cups of Epsom salt and 64 oz hydrogen peroxide (they must stay in for 20 min and drink lots of water because they will sweat) can knock out a cold at the beginning.
Put a few drops of hydrogen peroxide in each ear at the start of a cold can knock it out. Let is sit for 3 min in each ear.
Of course, prevention is the best medicine, but when you do all you can and still end up with that pesky cold, you can knock it out more quickly with natural remedies like these.
Got your own favorite home remedy for colds, let me know.
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Here’s a simple 3-step process for creating what you most want in your life. The process is not about fixing ourselves or our lives. It’s about finding what we love, what works, and what makes us come fully alive, then actively taking steps to create it. The basic steps come from Jacqueline Kelm’s book “Appreciative Living”.
Step 1: Appreciate what you already have.
The essence of this step is to get to a place where we feel good about our present situation or about a particular person. The challenge here is that often we must overcome the negative feelings that we may be having. Apathy, grief, sadness, fear, anger…These rarely help us create the outcome we desire. In order to overcome these and feel good we have to begin looking for the good AND letting go of the thoughts and feelings that are in the way.
For instance, if we are having problems in a relationship, we can begin by shifting focus and identifying just one thing that we appreciate about the other person. We start looking for the good, then seeing the good, and finally feeling the good.
Other processes that work for emotional release are EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) or the Sedona Method. Once we’ve let the feelings go, we find that we start feeling better and better. This positive emotion then helps guide our actions and impact the responses we get.
The use of a gratitude list can also be helpful when learning to feel good about what we have. Just keep a running list of everything you’re grateful for, both the large and the small. Gratitude gets us to a place of feeling good. It helps us feel that we HAVE. Feeling lack tends to produce more lack. Feeling like we have produces more feelings of abundance, and the stuff that goes along with it!
The goal is to cultivate positive feelings, and to feel good in the present. Appreciating what we already have is the present is the first step.
Step 2: Get clear about what you really want.
The next step is imagining our ideal outcome or goal. What is it that you really, really, really want? This could be something small, like what I’d like for dinner, or something much bigger, like your dream business, a better relationship, or a fabulous adventure. When doing this step, don’t think in terms of what’s possible. That will only limit your vision. Instead, think of the ideal. Use your feelings to make sure you’re on track. When you think about having or experiencing that thing it should excite you and make you feel great. If negative feelings come up, it could be that we’re focusing on what we don’t want. Turn it around. Get clear, and enjoy the good feelings that come when imagining the ideal.
Step 3: Take action in alignment with what you want.
In this final step, you get to work. Take a small step toward you goal. This doesn’t even have to be a physical action. It could be getting clear about where you are presently in relation to your goal. It could be changing focus.
The essence of this step is to take deliberate steps towards our ideal vision. We want to act in alignment with that vision. Sometimes our actions help us clarify further what we really want or appreciate more of what we already have.
These three steps actually begin to overlap at this step, with each informing the other. As we appreciate more, create clarity and take action, we may find that it feels a bit contrived at first. Not to worry. With practice comes comfort and familiarity with the terrain.
Each step brings more clarity, and greater appreciation. We refine and adjust our actions to continue moving towards our goal until we’ve achieved our desired result.
Regardless of how things may shift along the way, one things is guaranteed. You’ll feel good and enjoy the process of creating the results you want.
To see if you’re appreciating what you already have ask, “Do I feel good about the present situation or person?”
To see if you’ve got a clear goal ask, “Am I clear about the outcome I desire?”
To see if you’re taking action to create what you want ask, “Do My actions and thoughts align with what I really want?”
Then work on the step that needs the immediate attention. Keep going! Appreciate – Get Clear – Take action – Appreciate – Get Clear – Take Action.
Try the process out and let me know how it works for you.
Happy New Year! I’ve long said that if people would simply walk for 30 minutes a day they would reduce their risk of virtually all diseases. Dr. Mike Evans delivers the same message with statistical support in this entertaining and persuasive visual lecture. Watch it below and get moving for better health this year.
Carpe Diem – Make your lives extraordinary!
Do it now.
Whatever it is that is calling you from the depths of your soul, do it now.
When inner promptings stir in your quiet moments, give them your full attention. They may be calling you to something extraordinary.
Get up from your chair and…
Do IT now.
We all need reminders to live fully from time to time. Seeing Robin Williams deliver these famous lines in “The Dead Poets Society” is one of my favorites.
Heartburn (GERD and acid reflux) is caused by a number of factors. Too much stomach acid is not one of them. Yet most medical doctors prescribe antacids, proton pump inhibitors (Nexium, Prilosec) and the like to reduce stomach acid. While these may reduce the symptom (burning), they do not treat the underlying cause and actually contribute to other health problems (nutrient deficiencies, osteoporosis, cancer). Watch this informative video by Thomas Ballard, RN, ND to learn more.
If you’re suffering from heartburn, gerd or acid reflux, it may be for any of the following reasons:
1. Abnormal bacteria (Helicobacter Pylori and/or yeast (Candida).
2. Poor digestion (Hydrochloric acid and/or digestive enzyme deficiency).
3. Hiatal Hernia (which can be fixed with an adjustment).
4. Weak lower esophageal sphincter.
5. Poor diet and lifestyle choices.
A naturopathic physician or functional medicine practitioner can help you determine which of these may be the cause. Once identified there are natural nutrient and herbal remedies that can help fix the problem and restore proper — and pain free — digestion.
Don’t be fooled by the drug pushers, or any of their fancy ads on television. You do not have too much stomach acid and taking those medications will worsen your health over time.
To your health!