A World of COVID-19 – How can I understand the differences in the testing?

So it’s been a while  since my last blog.  I’ve been sitting here watching this crazy world we are living in right now and asking myself, how is this all going to end up when the world is cleared to go back to normal?

What is normal when we go back?  How do we go back to living our lives without wondering if the person you are sitting next to,  may be a COVID-19 carrier.  How do you react when someone you know mentioned they had a COVID-19 test.  Do you wonder what the results showed?

How does this affect our thought process?

Well here’s some facts on the differences in blood tests that can be helpful when you hear that someone you know did  a COVID-19 test and it may just put you at ease knowing some of  the facts.

The FDA approved and antibody test for a company named “Cellex” and they are based out of North Carolina. These tests look at the antibody’s in your blood which let you know if you were exposed to the virus and tried to fight off the virus. So here’s the different types of antibody’s (your body creates an antibody to fight off a virus) that are made:

  1. IgM – within the first 4 days of being exposed to the virus
  2. IgG – a few weeks later you create this antibody
  3. IgA – is the 3rd antibody you create (this antibody could be 6-12 days exposure time)

This test tells you only “if you have been exposed to the virus”. This is important to know especially if you have had the virus because you need to know if you are a carrier. It gives a wealth of information.

The initial test created for COVID-19 was a swab that was stuck inside the nostril (ouch) and you look to see if the virus is there. Yes you have it or no you don’t. However, this test does not tell you if you have the antibody’s which if you did, you could be asymptomatic but still be a carrier. This is pretty scary when you think about it which could be one of the reasons it is spreading so quickly. This test gave some false/positives.

*Both tests are important to have and if you yourself haven’t been tested, maybe you should know if you are a carrier or not.  This can also relieve a fortune telling ANT (automatic negative thoughts) where you may read into the future that you have something and you actually do not.

Hopefully the FDA will soon authorize finger prick tests so that people can do them at home and send the lab card in. Vibrant America is doing a finger prick test for food sensitivity tests and gut permeability tests which is easy to do at home.

I can tell you that living in fear is not helpful.  If you feel that you are someone living this emotion, there are a lot of great supplements that can assist in these odd times we are living in.  Dr. Amen’s GABA is one of them. GABA eases anxious thoughts as well as the thoughts that may drive someone into a downward spiral of sadness or panic attacks.  Medications are needed in this world but one can always purchase the GABA supplement without a trip to the doctor or a prescription.  I can certainly talk this out with you if you felt you wanted to chat to see if this supplement is right for you.  It is not healthy to live your life in a constant state of paralysis as this drives up your stress hormone, cortisol, which can weaken your immune system.  You can always send me an email and we can discuss this in more detail.

Remember FEAR IS A WASTED EMOTION.  HOPE is real and is one of the most powerful emotions we should have in this waiting period.

You have to believe that we all can live a life of safe social distancing, wearing masks when needed (Japan does this all year round because of pollution, pollen and allergies) and not living a reckless life.  Being proactive about your health, exercising, meditation/prayer and eating a healthy plant based diet and adding grass fed meats for those of you who prefer meat in their diets can always helps to enhance our immune system which leads to a healthier way of living.

Hippocrates one said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”

Eliminating high sugar foods, fried greasy foods and processed foods that can definitely compromise your immune system and wreak havoc in your body.

Head over to www.stopsprayingglyphosate.com and check out some of the web page links that will take you to some other healthy ideas like eating organic from the dirty dozen.  The 12 most highly sprayed goods with the nasty Round Up poison.

Stayed tuned for the next article where we will talk about supplements that can ease our thoughts 🙂

A point to ponder on my friend…

 

The Scary Truth Of Too Much Screen Time

EVEN THOUGH TECHNOLOGY HAS IMPROVED OUR LIVES IN PROFOUND WAYS…

It has also destroyed our ability to focus and concentrate on what matters most. So, with no end in sight for adrenaline-pumping video games or the engrossing immediacy of social media, what will the impact of technology be on today’s population, particularly our youth? Will such rampant use of technology bring about unforeseen consequences in the future? Will technology eventually control our every thought and decision? Will it become our identity?

If you or your teenager has become dependent on technology, these thoughts have probably entered your mind. But how can you know if you’re headed for trouble?

Learn more here!

 

 

Can supplements help your unfocused or anxious thoughts?

So do you really  need medication to help your unfocused,anxious,  overwhelmed or sad thoughts?  Maybe not.  Dr. Amen founder of the  Amen Clinics, believes in “First Do No Harm” and as one of his Brain Certified Health Coaches, I feel the same.

There are certain neurotransmitters (chemicals in our brain), that control our emotions and thoughts.  We have roughly 60+ neurotransmitters, however there are only a handful that you should keep in mind and some are made in your gu!.  So does a can of mountain dew impact your thinking?  It certainly does and it leads to stinken thinken!

Here’s the low down on the ones that are most important and the ones you should know about

Serotonin – considered our feel good chemical.  One of my personal favorites.  I guess some people have favorite shoes, lol, I have my favorite neurotransmitter.  Serotonin helps to negate your overwhelming thoughts (think of a gear shifter or a hamster on a wheel that can’t get off the wheel), helps control your appetite and may assist in getting a more restful nights sleep.  However  my favorite part is that it helps decrease your worries and concerns when something isn’t going right and you can’t seem to switch the gear and move on…  I bet you didn’t know that approximately 95% of your serotonin is made in your gut???  Hmmm, have you looked at all the sugar in that can of mountain dew???

My next favorite is GABA.  GABA is an amino acid that also functions as a neurotransmitter.  It is the one of the few calming neurotransmitters you have as most other neurotransmitters excite the brain.  Consider GABA the relaxing supplement of choice.  With so much on our to do lists, GABA could be exactly what you need when you are overwhelmed and can’t figure out where to start because your mind is too busy focusing on the negative.  GABA + Meditation = A match made in heaven in my eyes.

Next in line is dopamine.  Without this neurotransmitter, no one would be able to focus let alone have the attention to bring a project or task to closure.  Think of the world we live in today and sadly there is way too much going on for anyone human to do in one day, cell phone converstations, meetings, household chores, getting kids from place to place,  texting your friends, social media check-ins and endless follows on twitter to say the least.  Our minds are bombarded daily with multi-tasking that a majority of our day is trying to figure out what we’ve already done.  Our kids today have the inability to stay focused on tasks and some  teachers seem to tell parents that there child has ADHD and should be medicated (with Ritalin I might add which is actually speed)  when in fact, maybe the parent just needs to be educated that sending their child to school with better quality (not more expensive) food may be the solution to them fidgeting throughout the day.  Did you know that protein foods are the precursor to dopamine and that 50% of your dopamine is also made in your gut???

Then we have another fav which is Tyrosine.  Tyrosine is required for dopamine production.  Simply adding a pharmaceutical grade Tyrosine supplement can assist in helping someone’s attention span.

So with this said, if you are looking for answers and are tired of getting the same old answer, “let me write you a prescription for that”, look no further because I’d love to answer your questions.

A point to ponder on my friends…

Could Social Media Be A Culprit For Our Teens When It Comes To Anxious Thoughts

When it comes to anxious thoughts, teens are just as overwhelmed as a lot of adults.  Over-commitments, poor body image, negative self talk and bad diets are just a list what some of the potential causes may be.

Take a look at this blog from Dr. Amen from Amen Clinics.  One of the #1 psychiatrists in the world when it comes to understanding the brain.

This is a must read for any parent that has a teen struggling with anxious thoughts.

Why Teens Have More Anxiety…and How to Help

How Do You Test For Heavy Metal Toxins

So what are heavy metals?  Heavy metals are things like Aluminum, Mercury, Cadmium, Silver and much more.  Why should I care if I have heavy metals in my body.  Heavy metals are endocrine disruptors (hormone disruptors) and can cause auto immune disorders, cancer, and other developmental disorders.  These heavy metals can derail your thoughts that lead to bad choices, emotional issues and disease.

This PDF will list multiple ways to test for heavy metals.  The best way to test for heavy metals is the OligoScan due to the fact that it uses Spectophotometry and doesn’t require a blood draw.  The best is that you get your results immediately.

Check out this link from Khan Academy to understand why Spectophotometry is so important

https://www.khanacademy.org/science/chemistry/chem-kinetics/spectrophotometry-tutorial/v/spectrophotometry-introduction

What is Oligoscan and How Does It Work Extended For Device

 

 

Could Glyphosate in Roundup Be The Cause of ADD/Anxiety/Depression Which Leads To Addiction?

So what exactly is Glyphosate in Roundup?

Glyphosate and Roundup is an herbicide for weed control that was introduced back in 1974.  It has been used as an antibiotic and mineral chelator  that immobilizes the soil and steals nutrients from foods.  Corn, oats and soy aren’t what they used to be.  Studies prove that there is less lycopene (bright red carotene and carotenoid pigment and phytochemical found in tomatoes and other red fruits and vegetables) in a tomato today, prior to the introduction of Glyphosate/Roundup.

This toxic chemical that has been listed as a carcinogenic (cancer causing ingredient) by the World Health Organization and mimics  Glycine., an amino acid in our bodies (Glycine is a neurotransmitter with the ability to be both excitatory and inhibitory, meaning it can function both to stimulate brain and nervous system activity, or to quiet it.) and cross over the blood brain barrier.  Because Glyphosate/Roundup mimics Glycine and crosses over the blood brain barrier, studies show that it can lead to ADD/Anxiety/Depression which can lead to addiction.  Other symptoms it may cause are related to Cancer, Parkinson’s and even Autism.

Check out Stephanie Seneff’s talk on the video page of www.stopsprayingglyphosate.com

If you need further information, please feel free to email me.  Go to our facebook page, the national chemical detect & detox project.

OligoScan – how do you detect heavy toxins and how do they affect my supplements?

So What Is OligoScan?

Everybody is unique, bio-individuality and our DNA encodes our cells.  Cells are made up of molecules and elements.  OligoScan measures an individual’s elements.  Health Practitioners, like me, now have a tool that shows us what is happening inside the cell (intracellulary).  Interestingly enough, Spectrophotometry  in medicine has been used for decades in Europe.

OligoScan is a Spectrophotometry that takes live measurements of the skin non-invasively and determines the optical density of a substance.  Every substance emits and absorbs specific frequencies.  If a white beam of light is transmitted on the skin, several frequencies are absorbed and others are  not.  You get your results back immediately opposed to blood work that can take up to a week or more to get results back.  It allows you to be proactive against heavy metals and the damage they can do to your mind, body and cells.

Did you know that Aluminum can pass the blood brain barrier?  Studies show that there is evidence that cause the brain to age and actively promotes the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease.  Autopsies from patients with Alzheimer’s disease show extremely high aluminum levels in  the brain.  Interestingly enough, most conventional medicine doctors don’t even test for this.  Did you know that aluminum is found in antacids?  Have you looked at the ingredients in your foods, medicines and cosmetics?

Dr. Mark Hyman mentions in his book, The UltraMind Solution, that mercury is the second most toxic substance know to humans. The only worse is plutonium.  Yikes, I don’t know about you but I’ve been having my old mercury fillings replaced by my holistic biological dentist.

If your interested in doing a scan with OligoScan, let me know.  It’s a small price to pay to know how toxic you are.  It may just be the reason, for anxiety, depression or even worse… addiction.

A point to ponder on my friends…

To find out more about OligoScan, visit https://www.oligoscan.net/