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Julie Mitchell
24/Aug/2019

A number of people who start a fresh, new wellness plan somehow miss the part when I say they may go through some uncomfortable symptoms while moving toward abundant health. Some jump ship within a few days or they become fearful thinking they are getting worse and that I must have made a mistake with their plan. While I know I am not infallible, I typically will spend a few hours with someone while thoroughly assessing their current state of health then create a program that promote balance within the systems. It’s not unusual for us to get calls or emails with distressed clients asking what they are taking or doing that is making them feel so bad.  They may believe they are having an allergic response to something or just want to find the culprit of their physical distress. Usually they’re relieved to hear their symptoms are normal and a part of the beautiful healing crisis. So, read on if you’re curious about the beauty within a healing crisis and 8 reasons to love it.

There is a story about a reluctant chap named Jonah who was unwilling to follow the path God called him to and because of that, found himself in the belly of a whale. Sometimes in life, we too can get off the path of wellness because of poor health choices or lack of knowledge.  I’m confident going through that crisis in the whale was very uncomfortable for Jonah but it was imperative to the survival and healing of his body, mind, and spirit. 3 days later, the whale spewed him onto dry land, giving him a second chance at redemption. Once on the right path, he came to the location he was told to go to in the first place and declared his assignment to the people living in wickedness, “Yet 40 days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!” They believed him and it caused them to believe God as well. Even the king set up a decree agreeing to a community fast and told everyone to turn from their evil ways. God’s heart was won over by the unity of the people to address the issues that were creating a wicked environment for them by repenting and turning from their wicked ways. Such power in repentance and turning!

Our body has an amazing ability to display a similar miraculous redemptive work once we begin to move in the right direction of health and healing. This often comes with discomfort and physical symptoms that may cause us to wonder how and why they are happening when we are doing the right thing. It is true that we can feel at our worst when we begin a healthier lifestyle or use natural therapies to allow our bodies to respond to this redemptive work. We are changing daily as cells die off and new ones begin thus creating either healthier or sicker environments depending on how we are engaging in and responding to our environment. If we view ourselves as our own science project every day and pay attention to what is happening as we go through the ups and downs of the day, we can learn a lot from our daily experiments. What we do today will impact us not only for the day but for the days, weeks, months, and years to come. We are either building up to be a stronger person or breaking down to be a weaker one. The choice is within our reach and we can be empowered to live a life of optimal health by making changes that support the healing cycles of the body. You should be encouraged if along this healing path you begin to feel lower energy, more expressive digestive issues, increased headaches, mood swings, elevated pain, pass illness resurfacing, or the worse cold you’ve ever had. These are all wonderful things. That’s right, I said wonderful! You are on the road to higher levels of wholeness and wellness.

 

Julie’s 8 Reasons to Love a Healing Crisis

  1. THIS TOO SHALL PASS

Let’s remember that symptoms are our friend and often don’t always need to be masked by medications if you are willing to battle in creative ways. Symptoms are God-given expressions that something is going on in the body: either we are moving towards balance/optimal health (healing crisis) or moving further away towards body breakdown (dis-ease crisis). Be patient and take control of that fear knowing that all these symptoms are working for your good.

Prayer: Father, I’m struggling with these symptoms and I ask for strength through the Holy Spirit to endure this season of healing knowing that it will not last beyond what I can bare, in Jesus name.

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purposes.” Romans 8:28

  1. VITALITY IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER

It might take a minute or two, but energy and vitality will return, and thankfully with a vengeance. It takes energy to hold toxins in the body (disease crisis) and it also takes energy to up-regulate them and send them out of the body(healing crisis). Once energy starts to come up, plan on making deposits into your energy bank and don’t take withdrawals right away. Build that kitty up and save that energy. Fight the urge to do a major project until you’ve been a few weeks into high energy day after day.

Prayer: Father, teach me to wait, to be patient during this phase and rest in You. Holy Spirit instruct me, help me understand that many things can wait for me to become well while You are taking care of me by moving me from healing crisis to living a life of wellness, in Jesus name.

“Those that wait on the Lord, shall renew their strength, they shall mount of with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31

  1. THE IMMUNE SYSTEM WILL BECOME THE POWERHOUSE AGAIN

It may feel as if you don’t have the ability to fight off infections because you are experiencing the worse cold or flu like symptoms you’ve ever had. Where is your immune system and why isn’t it working? It is building itself up as you are bringing in the resources to do it as you eat properly, follow your wellness plan and relax in order to free up energy for your immune system to use for healing. With the correct resources, the immune system knows exactly what to do and is doing it. Be patient and expect the reset to happen.

Prayer: Father, why do I feel so weak and without strength when I’m follow this plan? You can show me through the Holy Spirit where true power comes from: Your love, Your grace, Your goodness, Your faithfulness, Your ways and my repentance. I humbly repent of all the things I did that were destroying this body you gave me. Lead me in the paths of righteousness and life, in Jesus name.

“But He said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9

  1. PLUGGED PIPES AND DRAINS WILL BEGIN FLOWING AGAIN

I often say when someone is feeling atrocious, “Think DRAINAGE, DRAINAGE, DRAINAGE.” If your body is up-regulating toxins into the blood system, there better be a way for them to get out. Otherwise, they will create havoc in the body. The five main drainage and filtration systems of the body that need to be open and flowing are liver, lungs, lymph, large intestines, and kidneys. When any of those are blocked you are more likely to see expressions in the secondary drainage pathways: sinuses, skin, and reproductive organs. Be patient, drink the recommended amount of water, do light movements like stretching and walking, come in for a colon hydrotherapy session and infrared sauna session to support the clearing of the body’s pipes.

Prayer: Father, You can teach my body to drain properly so toxins within any part of me have a pathway out. I submit my body, mind, and spirit to You and trust you with it all. I desire Holy Spirit for You to show me the clear path that leads me out of this storm, in Jesus name.

“The Lord spoke to Job out of the storm: ‘Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.’” Job 40:6-7

  1. PAST ILLNESS MAY RETURN BUT ONLY TO BE ANNIHILATED

As my background in natural medicine has taught me, the body heals from the top down, inside out, and most recent sickness to the oldest. The body is very good at storing toxins within the body fat or extra cellular water to keep them away from the cells and tissues that are running the show. It actually is a very good protective mechanism and also take up energy to do this. Once nutrition and resources are available to build up the tissues and systems of the body so they can work at optimal levels, they are able to do deep dives into the body and remove causes of illnesses one layer at a time. Think of it like peeling back onion layers to uncover what’s been hiding down under creating havoc to the functioning of cells and the holes in the energy boat. Remember it takes a lot of energy to hold sickness in the body which can be an underlying reason for fatigue.

Prayer: Father, this is quite a process I am going through, but You have fearfully and wonderfully created my body to heal itself. You heal me from the top down as I trust You with my mind. Holy Spirit You are healing my insides in the hidden places because healing comes from within my beautifully made body. I am reaping these symptoms of sickness because of what I have sown but Your grace and love will overcome it all as I repent of going my own way instead of Yours that always leads to life, in Jesus name.

“Now it shall come to pass, when all these things come upon you, the blessing and the curse which I have set before you, and you call them to mind among all the nations where the Lord your God drives you, and you return to the Lord your God and obey His voice, according to all that I command you today, you and your children, with all your heart and with all your soul, that the Lord your God will bring you back from captivity, and have compassion on you, and gather you again from all the nations where the Lord your God has scattered you.” Deuteronomy 30:1-3

  1. THE WORSE YOU FEEL THE DEEPER THE HOUSE CLEANING

Yes, those toxins that have been hanging out in the corners of the body(fat cells and extra cellular water) all those years, will begin to come out into the blood system to be sent out of the body through the drainage pathways(liver, lymph, lungs, large intestines, and kidneys + skin, sinuses, and reproductive organs). It takes energy to move these out of the body. Once your brilliant body has begun this work, it will realize it can trust what is happening and send more and more toxins out into the life-giving highway system of the body, the blood. This process of house cleaning happens every day for healthy people, you should realize you are doing the work of a healthy person plus the work of deep cleaning that is necessary too. Relax, rest, keep things at a low level until things are cleared out. Be steadfast and preserve through it.

Prayer: Father, You know exactly what I need and I trust You because You are trustworthy. These hidden places within me, I ask that You would touch them by the Holy Spirit and Your light.  Bring a refreshing flow to all areas within me, undoing my past choices that brought weakness to this body, then on to the deeper cleaning that is needed, in Jesus name.

“He reveals deep and hidden things; He know what lies in darkness, and light dwells with Him.” Daniel 2:22

  1. HEADED TOWARDS THE GOOD LIFE

Those dreams and aspirations coming from your heart, are meant to come out through your life. It is God’s will for you to be well and live out His purposes for your life with abundance and vitality. Having a perfect life is not a realistic goal nor is it attainable. But having one full of love, peace, and joy in the midst of trials and tribulations is not only possible, but it is God’s will for us. Your body, mind and spirit have the ability to be balanced so be patient during the process of healing. Live with an attitude of excellence to be expressed through you and in you.

Prayer: Father, Wow! I have hope! While I am waiting, I will live and act with an attitude of serenity. I trust You will bring forth through the Holy Spirit the dreams, visions, plans, and purposes You’ve created for me to walk in. Help me to remember all the good things you have spoken to my heart or bring them afresh in me now, in Jesus name.

“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” James 1:2-4

  1. RELATIONSHIPS CAN BE RESTORED

As I like to simply say, “Hurting people hurt people.” When we are physiologically out of balance in our bodies and disease is expressing itself, our personalities can become hidden behind the symptoms we are experiencing. The once kind person who loved being around others, can begin to say and do things that are hurtful toward those they encounter daily. In the realm of relationships, if strangers are getting the best of us and those we share life with on a daily basis are getting the worst, we can simply say, “I am a hurting person who is hurting those people I love.” Once we are able to recognize changes are needed and discover what those changes are and apply them, our body, mind and spirit will become balanced. Balanced people express themselves in healthy ways that can restore broken relationships. They can tolerate troubles, trials, and differences which leads to not breaking the foundation of health that is established.

Prayer: Father, it is your love, kindness and patience that leads us to repentance. I choose to repent of all the people I have hurt because of things I’ve said and done. I wasn’t feeling well and this is no excuse for treating people in a manor that I would not like to be treated in. I also choose to forgive all those who have hurt me. I will no longer make excuses or try to defend my bad behavior. Lead me Holy Spirit through this healing process so I can also forgive myself for all my mistakes. Allow the fullness of Your redeeming and forgiving blood Jesus to flow to and through me. In humility and meekness, restore me to fullness of joy in You and fullness of joy with those around me, especially those closest to me.

“Finally, all of you should be of one mind. Sympathize with each other. Love each other as brothers and sisters. Be tenderhearted, and keep a humble attitude. Don’t repay evil for evil. Don’t retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God has called you to do, and He will grant you His blessing.” 1 Peter 3:8-9

 “Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, patience, bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, even as Christ forgave you, so you must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts.” Colossians 3:12-15a

 

 


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Allie
24/Aug/2019

By Allie Mitchell, Clinical Director

It is so hot outside! I was on a 4-mile walk yesterday and all I could think about was getting a tall, cool glass of water. Thankfully, when I got done, I had an amazing glass of pure water.

According to H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry, the brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. The skin contains 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79%, and even the bones are watery: 31%.

Crazy to think how important water is to every part of our bodies. It can affect our well being, emotions, and definitely our choices. Well hydrated people are more likely to be balanced in their body, soul and spirit thus giving rise to healthier relationships and work output.

KEY POINTS TO KNOW:

  • Always drink at least half your body weight in ounces of water every day (more if you are working out and sweating)
  • Cut out carbonated drinks (and replace it with something like lemon water)
  • Make efforts to drink filtered water (buy a Brita or get a filtered water system at your house)
  • May want to add liquid minerals to your water to replace lost electrolytes

Also, sometimes when you have food cravings, you may not be hungry… but thirsty! Next time you reach for a snack, drink a glass of water first.

Supporting Products

  • Abundant CReduces tissue damage with fully buffered and reduced 100% L-ascorbate
  • Rehydrate – Homeopathic Hydration Drainage, Tonification & Support, Increases Cell’s Ability to Uptake Water
  • Spectralyte – Ionic Trace Minerals & Electrolytes, Systemic Alkalizer, Adrenals, Joint Pain and Stiffness, Sodium/Potassium
  • Catalyte – Restores electrolyte balance and supplies D-ribose to support muscle function

“But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life….” John 4:14

Reference The Chemical Composition of the Adult Human Body and It’s Bearing on the Biochemistry of Growth, by H.H. Mitchell


Julie Mitchell
24/Aug/2019

Brain health is an important part of our overall wellness that can be over looked. As students head back to the structure of learning in school, it’s a good time to also look at how to support optimal brain performance. When it comes to those of us who are not in the formative years yet desire to have healthy brains throughout our life, consideration of the list below is important for strong cognitive function.

1. CONSUME wild-caught fish and grass-fed meat.

These contain DHA, or docosahexaenoic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid that the brain uses to make myelin. Myelin is an insulating layer, or sheath, that forms around nerves, including those in the brain and spinal cord. It is made up of protein and fatty substances. When we supplementing with high quality fish oils, we introduce excellent resources for the brain to build with. (not recommended: poor or unknown quality fish oils which can cause more damage to the brain than good)

2. EAT 2 to 3 cups of green leafy veggies daily and TAKE probiotics.
The friendly bacteria in your gut will metabolize the vitamin K1 in the greens into vitamin K2. Our body needs vitamin K2 to properly use vitamin D and produce myelin.

3. HAVE fruits and veggies with darker pigments.

Pigments are a marker for antioxidants or polyphenols. People with diets higher in antioxidants like these have a stronger potential for lower rates of dementia and other forms of chronic disease.

4. STOP all artificial sweeteners / flavor enhancers.

These excito-toxins trick our brain into over consumption and over toxicity.

5. CUT OUT (or at least reduce) white sugar and white flour-based products.

Foods like these are going to cause spike in our blood sugar as well as insulin. Did you realize increases in insulin can compete with enzymes that remove toxic proteins from the brain, keeping it from functioning properly? By improving the quality of our body fuel, we will be doing one of the most powerful things to stop and possibly even reverse cognitive decline.

6. EXERCISE!

The positive effects of exercise on cognition are beyond a few paragraphs. Scores of studies show that exercise promotes more blood flow to the hippocampus, which is the part of the brain responsible for memory. It also increases tissue density in different areas of the brain, improving our ability to learn, make clear decisions, and even handle stressful situations.

7. READ then repeat the challenging material.

We develop new connections in our brain by reading articles or books that are informative yet interesting. Let’s learn to pause after reading about a concept and make our self recall what we’ve just learned. This exercise boosts retention — a great study tip for students. Read and memorizing Bible verses not only helps develop the brain but then applying concepts to our life, we can positively effect our character and relationships.

8.TEACH ourselves to be lifelong learners.

We need to push our brains to solve difficult puzzles like crosswords, acrostics, cryptograms, Sudoku, or lumosity(or others cognitive building apps). Let’s make a habits of going to museums, zoos, and historical sites while taking time to read about the exhibits, try to repeat the key information to our self, and then do it again once or twice during or after our visit. Not only will we retain what the exhibits were about, but we increase the odds of being able to recall the information months or even years later. We should consider doing regular challenges to our brains like to a 21 Day Brain Detox developed by Dr. Caroline Leaf.

9. REDUCE stress or learn fresh ways to adapt.

Studies have found that people with high amounts of stress are more likely to suffer from cognitive problems than those who are free of stress. If we find ways to adapt to stress naturally like exercising, belly breathing, use essential oils that are calming, prayer or meditation, relaxing activities, spiritual growth, and let go of wrestling with things that are out of your control, our cognitive space will be freed up for positive brain and body expressions and growth.

10. TRAIN the brain with Neurofeedback.

Neurofeedback works on the concept of neuroplasticity. This simply means that if our brains are stimulated into a particular activation pattern, the brain cells or neurons begin to form connections which result in “learning” of this function. Many brain problems begin through negative neuroplasticity or the activation of the brain in repeated ways which changes the long-term patterning. Prolonged stress is a classic example of negative neuroplasticity. Neurofeedback retrains the brain in corrective patterning ways.

The good news is that exciting research over the past 20 years has shown that certain regions of the adult brain can generate new neurons and new synapses. In essence, whenever we learn something new, engage in new activities, or even ponder a new concept, the brain can rewire itself in response to these activities. Just like babies, adults can keep growing their brain and protect cognitive functioning as they age!

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2


Julie Mitchell
24/Aug/2019

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Adult and Child Cognitive Support

Herb

Core Olive Leaf Originally best known for its positive affect on supporting normal circulatory function, it has also been used to support the immune system and as an anti-aging ingredient.

Homeopathic

Field of FlowersProvides homeopathic support for the mind- body-heart connection. Fields of Flowers provides a wide assortment of flower essences to assist with the release of toxic emotions and anxiety during the healing process.

Nutritional

Ultrameal– A medical food formulated to nutritionally support the management of conditions associated with metabolic syndrome, such as central obesity, insulin resistance, and altered body composition. It is designed to support a healthy body composition by targeting fat loss and helping to maintain lean muscle.

Ultracare for KidsUltracare for Kids medical food is specifically formulated for children with atopic disorders such as eczema, rhinitis, and allergy-responsive asthma. When combined with the accompanying diet plan, provides high quality nutrition for children with food sensitivities.

Essential Oil

In Tune– a proprietary blend of essential oils carefully selected for their ability to enhance focus and support healthy thought processes


Julie Mitchell
24/Aug/2019

By: Julie Mitchell

So many ThoughtsHave you ever been told that you are negative? Well, I have When my husband, Jeff, informed me of this, I had to stop and think for a moment. I said to myself, “I don’t think anyone else would say that about me; if I am negative with him, maybe I have a right to be; why am I am so unsettled right now?” But that day I got a news flash to my brain: I am negative and I don’t want to be any more. If I am only being negative around him, that makes me negative and a nag. The next morning I decided to do something about it. After praying(I’m learning this involves a lot more listening than talking) and seeking truth in this area, I committed to making a change with this negative thinking and talk that I did around him. Now I am still a work in progress, but I can say through the power of the Holy Spirit and the Word of truth, that I am much better at taking those thoughts captive when they arise in my thinking (2 Corinthians 10:5). That morning I put a voice memo on my phone with positive prayers and statements that I listened to daily that helped put new thoughts in my brain, body, and life. After about a month, I felt a sense of accomplishment coming from changes in negative thinking and talk to positive ones, but even better…I have peace…which to me is priceless!

5 Steps to Overcoming Toxic Thinking

  1. Recognize your toxic thoughts. If you find yourself regularly beating yourself up for something you’ve done or not done, chances are very high that you have toxic thinking. Or maybe you are constantly focusing on other people’s faults and it drives you to frustration…there is probably toxic thinking behind that too. Emotions are not right or wrong, we have every right to feel something but it’s what we do with it that will effect our life. If you’ve been wronged, you don’t have to turn that emotion into a toxic one. It is possible to turn in a direction toward healthy responses no matter what. All healthy emotions/responses stem from LOVE but all toxic emotions/responses stem from FEAR. You can’t be in both worlds at the same time. It is important to remember what God says about ALL of us: “So God created man in His own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female (ALL of us…no one is left out!) He created them.” Genesis 1:27  We are called to love like God loves. We are wired for that. Matthew 5:48
  2. Take time to reflect on what is behind this toxic thinking. There is a driving force behind these toxic thoughts that will take directed effort to overcome it. The brain will follow behind what the mind is telling it, not the other way around. You can literally perform brain surgery…that thought can be removed by your efforts. It’s called neuroplasticity. This is disciplined thinking using your intellect with body and emotional awareness. Philippians 4:8 “Think on those things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of good report, virtuous, and worthy of praise.”
  3. Write it down. Once you’ve recognized the problem thinking, writing it down helps you process through to see it more clearly. When you let a toxic thought move from your head to paper, solutions are easier to recognize too. Proverbs 16:9 “The mind of man makes his plans but the Lord directs his steps.”
  4. Develop a plan. As you look at the issue before you, gently explore solutions to it allowing your mind to ponder. I believe asking the Holy Spirit for specific directions of how to move away from this way of thinking will bring lasting results. Next write down the solution that presented itself to you. Ephesians 4:21-24 “When you heard about Christ and were taught in Him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus, you were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.”
  5. Activate the plan. Talk is cheap. Doing is the key, isn’t it? Since you’ve got the plan, use it during the day. You don’t know when situations will arise during the day that cause you to move toward this toxic way of processing life, but when it does you will be able to actively deal with it. This will help you in the process of moving the toxic thought or reaction into a healthy one that can forever change your mind, body and spirit towards balanced wellness. Romans 12:2 “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good, pleasing and perfect will.”

How would our life change if we did this daily? Our thoughts filter through our brain and then express themselves physically in our body, which in turn affect all the choices we make. Changing our thought life changes our life. We are given free will to choose anything because we are deeply loved by God, who gave us His very son Jesus to pay the price for our sinful ways that stem from toxic thinking. No matter what is happening in our life that is stressful or difficult, we are always given a way of escape. It begins with being aware of what thoughts are coming into our brain. I am a work in progress, but am so thankful for God’s mercies that are new every morning! It’s a new day, let’s be positive, rejoice and be glad in it!

Reference: Switch on Your Brain, Dr. Caroline Leaf


Julie Mitchell
24/Aug/2019

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Mind and Emotions Support

Herb

Cerebro Calm– Provides neurotransmitter support and increases oxygenation in the brain.

Homeopathic

Field of Flowers-  Provides homeopathic support for the mind- body-heart connection. Fields of Flowers provides a wide assortment of flower essences to assist with the release of toxic emotions and anxiety during the healing process.

Nutritional

Mito Max– Mito2Max is a healthier, long-term alternative to caffeine for increased energy and vitality. It promotes better micro-circulation and supports cellular aerobic capacity and energy production.

Essential Oil

Cypress– Excellent at helping move through emotional stress.


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Julie Mitchell
24/Aug/2019

As some people round the corner towards Christmas, feelings of sadness or depression can come over them like a snow storm full of fury which buries them inside with melancholy moods…

“Each year, per tradition, my family watches Charles Schulz’s A Charlie Brown Christmas. And even though the special originally aired almost 50 years ago, I am continually surprised by how salient and relevant its messages still are today.

In case you haven’t seen the special, the story features a disheartened Charlie Brown who is trying to find the true meaning of Christmas. He is surrounded by selfish desires and rampant commercialism. In hopes of finding meaning, Charlie Brown becomes the director of the Christmas play. After having a rough time as director, he goes to get a Christmas tree for the play.

Out of all of the metallic, shiny and strong Christmas trees, Charlie Brown picks one that is nothing more than a weak, young sapling. Inevitably, when Charlie presents the tree to the cast of the play, they all ridicule him.

But Linus sees something different in the tree. He says, “I never thought it was such a bad little tree. It’s not bad at all, really. Maybe it just needs a little love.” Linus doesn’t see the weak sapling that the others see. Rather, he sees that, with a little care and love, the sapling could be a full and completed tree.

I see God’s love in Linus.

Like Linus, God sees our brokenness and weakness and says, “I never thought it was such a bad little tree.” In the midst of our lowest points and our toughest struggles, God never gives up on us. God doesn’t hold our weaknesses against us. He knows our true potential.

A Charlie Brown Christmas is a story of redemption. It is a story that reminds us of the healing power of love. This Christmas, may you remember that you are complete in God’s eyes. May you remember that God sees past your brokenness and knows your true potential.

And, when you want to shout, “Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?”, may you have someone like Linus there to remind you.”
– by Alex Kuehn, Senior, Moderator of Pres House Leadership Council


Julie Mitchell
24/Aug/2019

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Depression and Mood Support

Herb

St. John’s Wort- a single botanical used to support healthy mood and emotional well-being. Aids in depression, anxiety and mood swings.

Homeopathic

Field of Flowers- contains multiple flower essences designed to assist with a wide range of emotional imbalance.

Nutritional

Vitamin D3-supports bone, cardiovascular, immune, and neurological health.

Essential Oil

Serenity-common primary uses are for ADD/ADHD, addictions, anger, anxiety, calming, insomnia, sleep, stress and tension.


Julie Mitchell
24/Aug/2019

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Stress Support

Herb

Phyto B Complex-formulation of bioavailable multi-B vitamin with rhodiola rosea extract. These are essential to ensure the body can utilize the nutrients it receives and effectively cope with physical and emotional stressors.

Homeopathic

Rescue Calm-contains a combination of flower essences known for alleviating stress in general and also as a first aid measure in emergency situations. It provides homeopathic support for anxiety, trauma, and nervousness.

Nutritional

Seratran-contains a blend of amino acids, vitamins and minerals which have been combined to support the body in maintaining balanced serotonin levels. When serotonin supplies are balanced, the results can include deep sleep, less food cravings, healthy digestion and a feeling of emotional well-being and satisfaction.

Essential Oil

Balance– this blend brings a feeling of calmness, peace and relaxation. It can aid in harmonizing the various physiological systems of the body and promote tranquility and a sense of balance. Most commonly used for anxiety, back pain, depression, energy, mood swings and seizures.


Julie Mitchell
24/Aug/2019

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STRESS! Who can avoid it? No one! As our office is preparing to move our clinic to a new location very soon, the list of things to do seems to grow daily. I can even feel a flush of heat coming on as I type this thought. Since I can’t change the move, I must work on my adaptation process to the stressors of this move along with all the other things that come across my path daily. We’ve all heard that the early bird gets the worm, but I submit a new phrase: “The bird who remains calm in the fight for the worm will digest it properly, sleep well at night and remain in health”.

Those that are able to adapt to the stressors in their environment are the ones who will be more likely to live out an abundant life. We cannot change all of the stressors in our life so we must learn to adapt to those that are out of our control. Our neuroendocrine system (nervous system and endocrine system/ hormones) will signal changes in the body’s biochemistry with a fight or flight response. Short term stress, called acute, can actually have beneficial affects by strengthening the body’s response. But long term, or chronic, stress has the potential to effect various physical and psychological expressions.

6 parts of the body affected by stress

  1. Digestion
  2. Heart rate
  3. Adrenal/thyroid glands
  4. Sex hormones
  5. Glucose metabolism
  6. Respiratory function

6 Effects of stress:

  1. Weight imbalance
  2. Elevated blood pressure
  3. High blood glucose/sugar/diabetic
  4. High triglycerides
  5. Elevated LDL cholesterol
  6. Low HDL cholesterol

Richard L. Shames, MD, reported 43% of all adults suffer adverse effects due to stress. 75-90% of all visits to primary care physicians are in some way related to the adverse impact of psychosocial stress. He goes on to state the use of natural substances can support normalization of stress-induced biochemical and organ function changes and increase non-specific resistance to stress. Applied Nutrition Science Reports No. 576

6 Things that are contributing to stress:

  1. Food additives and colors
  2. Aspartame (artificial sweeteners)
  3. Caffeine (over use)
  4. Refined sugar excess
  5. Electronics
  6. Medication/Drugs

6 Anti-Stress Actions:

  1. Belly Breathing
  2. Take a short walk
  3. Listen to music
  4. Dance or sing
  5. Laugh
  6. Read the Bible or Inspirational Writings

“My soul, my soul! I am in anguish! Oh, my heart! My heart is pounding in me; I cannot be silent, because I have heard, O my soul, The sound of the trumpet, The alarm of war.” Jeremiah 4:19


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