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…

 

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/

 

Does Mindfulness Meditation help ADD or Addiction

What is Mindfulness Meditation?

I’m sure you’ve heard of meditation as it’s very trendy these days. There are so many benefits to spending even 5 minutes each day meditating. Meditation helps to calm your mind, lessens cortisol, lowers your heart rate, and reduces blood pressure, all leading to lower stress and decreased risk for disease.  Most people think that meditation is sitting quietly with crossed legs, listening to ocean music, trying to train your mind to shut off.  The assumption is that the thoughts going through your head will just go away if you can learn to shut your brain down. In all honesty, your brain never really shuts off, so trying to force thoughts away is actually counter productive to your stress relieving activity.

Mindfulness meditation is really just about being present in the moment by paying attention to your breath and practicing longer exhales. You don’t have to turn off your brain as it really never turns off, but simply acknowledge your thoughts and set them aside as you turn your focus back to your breath.  Most people who meditate on a regular basis will have hundreds of thoughts that go through their mind while meditating, which does not make it any less beneficial for their health.  I know I do as my mind wanders all the time but I still try to devote time to meditation each day.

Lots of people suffering with anxiety, depression, ADD and addiction issues tend to be negative in their thoughts or their mind is constantly racing.  It’s much easier for your brain to latch on to the negatives. The concept of negative bias is not new.  The amygdala which is also known as the pleasure center uses approximately 2/3 of its neurons to detect negative experiences.

Positive experiences have to be held in our awareness for more than twelve (12) seconds in order for the transfer from short-term to long-term memory.

So here’s a few basic tips to get started:

  1. Find a quiet place to sit or lay down.  Music is optional, but if you choose to use music find instrumental calming music or just nature sounds
  2. Put one hand on your stomach and take a deep breath in for a count of two and exhale for a count of 4. It should feel like a wave from the ocean coming in to the shore on the breath in and as you exhale, your stomach pushes out like the wave of the ocean going back to sea.  Lol, that’s why they call it Buddha belly.
  3. Just try to keep your focus on your breath for about 5 minutes ( longer if you can.)  Try and work up to about 15-20 minutes each day. The key to mastering this is to not to get lost in that thought or that emotion but to acknowledge it and gently drift back to acknowledging your breathing.

We all have thoughts and emotions during our meditation time. Each and every one of us so don’t be discouraged by your thoughts but keep focused on your breath.  Trust me, it just takes a little practice even if it’s only 5 minutes a day.

A point to ponder on my friends…

 

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