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The Foundation of Health

Posted by csy11 on September 20, 2016 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

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Digestive health is the key to overall health. Without a healthy digestive system, it is not possible to fully absorb vitamins and minerals. Each body system, beyond the obvious digestive system, requires a specific vitamin/mineral formula for optimal functioning. Without absorbing that formula, the system breaks down over time resulting in illness, disease, and poor health. This can mean something as simple as the common cold or something far more severe. For instance, cancer patients should be on a strong probiotic to help counter the effects of chemotherapy which wipes out the immune system.


The foundation for good digestive health starts with a solid probiotic and I don't mean yogurt!  A choice probiotic often comes in encapsulated form and requires refrigeration. (There are chewable probiotics available when needed. This is a nice option if you have difficulty taking capsules, are a child, or are traveling and don't have refrigeration.) Probiotics populate the gut with good bacteria and helps with weight management efforts. 


Some clients have said they don't feel any different from using a probiotic. This is because probiotics are preventative. You may only notice the difference if you do not continue on the regimen. Immune illnesses may pop up more frequently. Migraine headaches may occur more often. Depression and irritability may seem more intense. The list goes on!


Probiotics are also essential for anyone with irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's, colitis, diverticulitis, etc. 


For best results, take before bedtime. Get your children in the routine of taking probiotics too! 


Consider Nature's Sunshine products as your source for probiotics.  I like Bifidophilus Flora Force (Bifi for short.) Or, for more serious needs, consider Eleven Elevated.

Warmly,

Cindy Summer, Medical Intuitive/Healer & Certified Herbalist


 

Either call Nature’s Sunshine at 1-800-453-1422 or go to their site at naturessunshine.com and indicate Cindy Summer as your sponsor, account # 3533095, and specify account type Classic. They can ship directly to your home.


 

Please order through my sponsorship as I get a small override on the purchases. This allows me to practice full-time and maintain office space. Without clients that purchase either directly from me or through my sponsorship, I cannot continue to provide properly for your health care needs.


Anxiety

Posted by csy11 on August 24, 2016 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Throughout my time as a medical intuitive, one of the most poignant mental conditions I have seen is anxiety. It has the propensity to stagnate living. As I write this, the comedy, What About Bob? comes to mind. In the film, Bill Murray plays the debilitated patient of a psychiatrist (Richard Dreyfuss) who fears everything from touching doorknobs to fear of "catching" turrets syndrome. Bob's fears are so extreme and numerous that it borders on ludicrous, but then again, it's a comedy. Luckily, they resolve it through therapy...but not really.


Most people that suffer from anxiety have certain triggers that set them off. If those triggers cannot be avoided, as is usually the case, most people turn to pharmaceuticals. Unfortunately, when I see someone, in session, who is on anti-anxiety or anti-depressants, I pick it up immediately. The drugs truly have a feel to them. It does something to the aura (energy body around the physical body.) That person feels drugged to me - spaced-out. If it doesn't feel good to me I can only imagine how that person feels.


There is hope! Nature has provided plants that have mood-altering capabilities without the harsh side-effects. Zembrin (sceletium tortuosum) is a plant native to South Africa that literally means "something to chew." It has been used for thousands of years and is known to alleviate anxiety without drowsiness. Additionally, it is known for reducing both pain and hunger.


As is almost always the case, this plant works best in conjunction with other herbs. Consider the herbal formula, AnxiousLess. It is a non-habit forming concoction that includes: zembrin, L-theanine, thiamin, magnesium, and zinc. One pill a day usually does the trick and is safe for children over 12 years of age. (Consult a physician if your child is younger.)

Warmly,

Cindy Summer, Medical Intuitive/Healer & Certified Herbalist


 

Either call Nature’s Sunshine at 1-800-453-1422 or go to their site at naturessunshine.com and indicate Cindy Summer as your sponsor, account # 3533095, and specify account type Classic. They can ship directly to your home.


Please order through my sponsorship as I get a small override on the purchases. This allows me to practice full-time and maintain office space. Without clients that purchase either directly from me or through my sponsorship, I cannot continue to provide properly for your health care needs.




Sleep

Posted by csy11 on July 20, 2016 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

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Sleep issues seem to be very common, but without enough sleep, the body cannot properly repair itself. In fact, sleep is so important that children will not grow as they should if they don't get enough rest.

Here are some simple supplements to consider if you have difficulty either falling asleep or staying asleep. 

  • Melatonin 3 - 6 mg/per night (should not be taken during the day or if pregnant/lactating). Melatonin is a natural hormone produced by the pineal gland and regulates sleep patterns. It is also a powerful antioxidant and is used in anti-aging therapy. Interestingly, it is said to help with inflammation and certain cancers. It reduces jet lag.

Start with melatonin and if that doesn't seem like enough, add one or both of the following:

  • Passion Flower - this soothes nerves and relaxes muscles. (Can be taken during the day with a meal.)
  • Valerian Root - facilitates feelings of calm and reduces anxiety. (Can be taken during the day with a meal.)
If you prefer not to experiment too much with the above secondary herbs, try the Herbal Sleep Formula. It contains: passion flower, valerian root, and hops. Consider starting with one capsule but two capsules might be necessary with more challenging sleep issues.

As always, check drug interactions if you are on any pharmaceuticals.

For opportunities to purchase high quality herbs, vitamins, minerals, and supplements, please follow the directions below if you are unable to see me personally for a consult.


Warmly,

Cindy Summer, Medical Intuitive/Healer & Certified Herbalist


Either call Nature’s Sunshine at 1-800-453-1422 or go to their site at naturessunshine.com and indicate Cindy Summer as your sponsor, account # 3533095, and specify account type Classic. They can ship directly to your home.

Please order through my sponsorship as I get a small override on the purchases. This allows me to practice full-time and maintain office space. Without clients that purchase either directly from me or through my sponsorship, I cannot continue to provide properly for your health care needs.

 


Menopausal Symptoms

Posted by csy11 on July 12, 2016 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

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Did you know...

that menopausal symptoms such as vaginal dryness and hot flashes can be eliminated through the simple herb known as valerian root? To no surprise, this information for those two specific reasons, came to me in a dream. Guess what? My clients can confirm the effectiveness of this potent plant. Valerian root is also known in the mainstream for reducing: insomnia, anxiety, restlessness, stress, depression, and dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation).

Other issues that may be lessened with the consumption of valerian root include: ADHD, chronic fatigue syndrome, and even hypochondria. Overall, valerian root calms down the nervous system.

Valerian root, alone, is usually sufficient to eliminate vaginal dryness, but for reduction and/or elimination of hot flashes, add sage.

Do NOT combine with alcohol, Xanax (sedative), or any other depressant. Some people use valerian root when stepping down sleeping pills but do so with the assistance of a physician. Pregnant and lactating women should also avoid this root as not enough research has been done.

It is likely you will notice results in 1 - 2 weeks. Take two Nature's Sunshine encapsulated form with food.

For opportunities to purchase high quality herbs, vitamins, minerals, and supplements, please follow the directions below if you are unable to see me personally for a consult.

 

Warmly,

Cindy Summer, Medical Intuitive/Healer & Certified Herbalist

Either call Nature’s Sunshine at 1-800-453-1422 or go to their site at naturessunshine.com and indicate Cindy Summer as your sponsor, account # 3533095, and specify account type Classic. They can ship directly to your home.

Please order through my sponsorship as I get a small override on the purchases. This allows me to practice full-time and maintain office space. Without clients that purchase either directly from me or through my sponsorship, I cannot continue to provide properly for your health care needs.


Facial Lines/Stretch Marks

Posted by csy11 on June 23, 2016 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Did you know?

...that facial lines and stretch marks don't have to be a given just because you're a few years older than you used to be! Nowadays, a general visit to a dermatologist for a simple mole/freckle check-up opens the door to a plethora of pharmaceutical products to reduce facial lines, age marks, sun spots, and stretch marks. You may be tempted to jump on the Rx train. After all, it seems like a quick fix, doesn't it? To no surprise, those drugs all have side-effects and may not necessarily work well, anyway. Think about Botox. Did you know that it is a neuro-toxin? Here are some side-effects you may experience with a Botox injection:  allergic reactions, rash, itching, headache, neck or back pain, muscle stiffness, difficulty swallowing, shortness of breath, nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, weakness, injection site reactions (muscle weakness, bruising, bleeding, pain, redness, or swelling), fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, flu symptoms, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, ringing in your ears, and increased sweating in areas other than the underarms. Drooping of the eyelid (ptosis), inflammation of the cornea (keratitis), eye dryness, itchy eyes, double vision, tearing, and sensitivity to light, and eyelid swelling or bruising may occur when used for treating blepharospasm. (Rxlist.com)


I'm itchy just thinking about it!


Why go down the dark Rx road for a simple beauty regimen?


Instead, nature has provided us a bounty of Omega 6 essential fatty acids, specifically gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), that supports the skin, promotes shinier hair, reduces PMS and menopausal symptoms, helps clear eczema and psoriasis. Additionally, it assists with reduction in blood pressure, cholesterol, blood clot formation, and improved brain function. Not bad!


GLA is naturally found in evening primrose oil, black current seed oil, borage seed oil, grapeseed oil, and sunflower oil. I've seen internet sources that promote corn oil, margarine (oleo), and shortening. Stay away from those "sources" as they are not conducive to health. These oils should NOT be heated, except for grapeseed, but are easily consumed in encapsulated form. It is also important to know that the body cannot create/manufacture essential fatty acids. You'll need a little help.


Give the GLA blend a solid six weeks taken throughout the day at approximately 3,000 mg. Remember, the body assimilates best when given dosages throughout the day and especially at night when the body goes into repair mode.


Your skin's health on the outside mirrors your true health on the inside.

The above is inspired by Dr. Jane Semple.

I can speak to Nature's Sunshine product called Super GLA. Here is the link to my website if you are interested in ordering it.  Look under the category of Vitamins, Minerals and Phytonutrients. http://www.lightworksheal.com/ordersupplements.htm

Hair Color Retention

Posted by csy11 on June 15, 2016 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Did you know?

...that hair color does not have to gray with age? Sage is an herb that serves multiple purposes, especially when it comes to aging issues, such as: retaining hair color, promoting skin elasticity, and reduces/eliminates night sweats and hot flashes. Sage also improves circulation, memory, concentration, and encourages hair growth. It is easiest to take in encapsulated form. 

It really does work! Who says you are supposed to lose your good looks?

Sage also reduces perspiration and should NOT be used during breast-feeding since it may reduce milk production. It is NOT recommended during pregnancy.

Sage just might become your new favorite!

Look under the Single Herbs category of this link: http://www.lightworksheal.com/ordersupplements.htm

Take 2 - 3 capsules daily.





Sinus Congestion

Posted by csy11 on June 8, 2016 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)


Did you know?

...that sinus issues are typically caused by improper food intake?  Over the last decade, I have found repetitively that sinus congestion is predominately due to dairy consumption. Humans are not meant to consume cow's milk; it is the wrong type of protein. Undigested protein (found in cheese, milk, ice cream, yogurt, and coffee creamer) causes mucus to trap allergens. Basically, the sinus cavities become like a dam overflowing. There is nowhere for it to go, so it causes pressure in the face and head, difficulty getting air in through the nose,sneezing, and possibly runny nose.


Instead, try almond, coconut, or rice-based products. Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Earth Fare, and Heinens (in the Cleveland area) are some of the best grocery stores to find alternative foods. Almond, coconut, soy, and rice milks are typically sold in an unrefrigerated isle. Giant Eagle, Aldi, and Marcs also have some products. Once the product is opened, it must be refrigerated. Some of the best frozen treats are almond and coconut "ice cream." Yes, they do cost more, so consume one scoop instead of a bowl.  Your waist-line will thank you.


Within two weeks, it is likely you will find headaches diminishing. Sleep will come easier. AND...there is no need for steroids. (Flonase, etc.)


For an extra boost, consider Sinus Support formula by Nature's Sunshine. (It is Ephedra free.) 


See my site for pricing. http://www.lightworksheal.com/ordersupplements.htm Look under the "Herbal Formulas" category.

Mineral Deficiency

Posted by csy11 on June 1, 2016 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

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Signs of mineral deficiency are broad and may come as a surprise when you read the following list:
  • loss of hair or dry hair
  • restless leg or the inability to relax (especially at night)
  • grinding teeth
  • angry outbursts/road rage
  • panic attacks
  • kidney stones
Luckily, many of these symptoms can be alleviated or even solved through consuming the missing minerals. Sometimes, however, adding the missing minerals just isn't enough.

What impairs mineral absorption?
  • lack of hydrochloric acid
  • vitamin D deficiency
  • too much phosphoric acid (soft drinks/pop)
  • high animal protein intake, including dairy
Hydrochloric acid is naturally found in the stomach and is used to break down proteins. This is probably the most difficult issue, of the four listed above, to solve. It is essential to consume proteins easiest to digest via your blood type. For instance, Blood Type A's don't digest beef well and ought to avoid it. Here's a quick list. For details, see Dr. D'Adamo's book, Eat Right 4 Your Type.

  • Blood Type A - chicken, turkey, salmon, yellow perch, tuna
  • Blood Type B - lamb, venison, beef, liver, turkey veal , cod, flounder
  • Blood Type O - beef, lamb, liver, veal, chicken, turkey, salmon
  • Blood Type AB - lamb, turkey, liver, tuna, salmon, cod
Be sure to consume both probiotics and food enzymes to help the stomach acid do its job. Remember, if you aren't digesting your food properly, you cannot be absorbing minerals and vitamins.

Consider adding Food Enzymes and/or PDA Combination under the Enzymes category or Vitamin D3 from my Order Supplements Page. http://www.lightworksheal.com/ordersupplements.htm

The other three reasons for impairing mineral absorbency are much easier to address. 

Happy Absorbing!

The Face of Hope

Posted by csy11 on May 10, 2014 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

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I am reminded this week, during the one year anniversary of the rescue of three exceptional young women in Cleveland, that hope was all they had during their decade of dark imprisonment.  Hope is a state that is beyond wishful and is best defined and understood when someone is at the brink of a chasm only a step away from a state of despair.   It is hanging by a thread.  It is feeling crushed like a bug.  Yet, the human spirit has the capability of grasping onto a notion that has the propensity to allow the human to endure when no end is in sight. Even though hope is intangible, it somehow is not. It is palpable to those who cling to it most.   It is a paradox.   It is a blessing.  It is sometimes all we have.

It is difficult to understand the "why" of the kidnappings and torment of these young women, yet the darkness has been overcome by Light.  Michelle Knight, who has been very public about her experience this past week, has been a beacon of Light for all who have had the opportunity to hear her speak.  Imagine how easy it would have been to fall into the shadow victim archetype blaming Castro, her tormentor, for all.  Instead, she has taken her experience and is using it to educate and inspire.  She embodies great bravery, stamina, and wisdom!  Ms. Knight is a fine example for us all.  Thank you, Michelle Knight, from the bottom of my heart.

Digestive Aids

Posted by csy11 on February 20, 2014 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)




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Digestive issues seem to be more common than in the past. One of the biggest reasons is that our foods are so processed. Prior to World War I, our breads were often made at home and fermented, allowing for the "good" bacterias to grow. Since mass production and changes in our workforce, priorities have changed, and time is something we often have little of, so baking fresh fermented breads is rare. Supermarket breads, for the most part, are difficult to digest and as a result, this is one of many reasons for digestive issues. The mass produced breads lack the proper enzymes and our systems are taxed to the point of depletion.

 

This is just the tip of the iceberg.

 

What can you do to help sluggish digestion?

 

Apple cider vinegar!

 

It is gluten-free, readily accessible, and inexpensive. Just add a teaspoon with 2 ounces of juice to make it less pungent, and drink after a meal.

 

This is just one of many ways to assist the digestive system, especially if you are slow to digest, but keep in mind the digestive system is complicated and usually takes much work to repair.

 

In my work as a medical intuitive and healer, I see frequent digestive issues, but rarely am I able to make it go away. I am particularly good at relieving and often completely removing pain as Divinity allows as in the case of Crohn's, colitis, and diverticulits. Several times, I have been granted the opportunity to repair extreme damage caused by inflammatory bowel disease, but only for the short-term (a few months.) My experience allows me to point my clients in the right direction so that they may be on the road to recovery.

 

Any digestive issue takes time and patience to heal as it is likely an energetic result of years and years of accumulative issues.