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CORRECT TOES TOE SPACERS: REALIGNING INFLAMED FEET

ONE PART OF A HEALTHY NON-SURGICAL SOLUTION

I recently purchased a product called  Correct Toes for help with straightening out  hammer toes. realigning my feet and minimizing my bunions. I have used  Yamuna Zake’s products for my feet for self foot massage. The Yamuna Foot Walkers are very helpful in a different way. I also wanted something that would help to separate and elongate my toes while doing daily tasks and resting. Correct Toes answers this need.

Soaking my feet in a mixture of epsom salts, bentonite clay, vinegar and honey has been helpful for my feet and my entire body. There are detox foot recipes similar to this online. I  just keep it simple and add all ingredients to a small plastic tub and add hot water. Filtered water is best. Detoxing through the feet is something that is a part of many healing traditions. Drawing out toxins through the feet is a part of Traditional Medicine throughout world. Pedicures are so popular today for many reasons. Removing callouses, fungal and other necrotic material makes people feel better, and not just because of how it looks, or feels to the feet alone. What is on our feet is a reflection of the rest of our body. Link for some photos here.

Dr. Jennifer Daniels, MD has some helpful ideas for detoxing through the feet which I first heard about through her group classes. She probably talks about this in some of her radio shows which can be accessed on her website.

These Toe Separators from Yoga Toes are different in that they can NOT be worn while walking around. Yoga Toes are less expensive than Correct Toes. Depending on your needs they may work for you. One thing Yoga Toes are good for is wearing while soaking our feet. I think you could do the same with Correct Toes but the ingredients in the Foot Soaking Formulas might degrade the materials that the Correct Toes are made of. Correct Toes are made to be flexible so they are most likely not going to last as long if exposed to Epsom Salts, etcetera.

Sitting down to soak our feet is relaxing but challenging for people. Making time for ourselves in our own homes is sometimes problematic. With so much to do soaking our feet seems like a luxury. In the end, Detox Foot Soaks have helped me be more productive and feel more calmly energized. Combined with the Correct Toes, that can be worn while being active, foot soaks have become something I enjoy making regular time for.

FYI, being active wearing Correct Toes is something a person builds up to incrementally. As frustrating as it can be to many of us, healing is a process.

Our feet are important to take care of. Aside from the points covered in Reflexology Theory, our feet are a mirror for what is going on in our entire body. Crusty, callused feet with thick, ridged, brittle nails, etc. are a commentary about the rest of our health. Our feet tell a story that is not to be ignored.

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HEALING INFLAMED HIPS: THE RECONSTRUCTION PROCESS

After decades of experiencing different healing protocols, I can honestly say that I do not believe what works for me will work for everyone else. These blog posts are written to share my experience and help others.

If you have found this blog post you may think you have come upon one recipe for healing hip pain. You have, but not directly. I am a patient of Dr. Jennifer Daniels, MD. Part of being her patient involves signing a type of release form. The form asks for each patient to not divulge exact protocols that she has developed for healing. I signed it, and am in complete agreement with it. I feel that it is very fair request, especially coming from Dr. Daniels. Why is that? Well, she  has put in a great deal of hard work over the years to develop her approach to healing. Dr. Daniels has paid her dues with her Western Medical education, Holistic education, her clinical work with her  patients, and her own Self Healing. A person can truly appreciate her expertise by being either a private patient, following her broadcasts, or are involved in her group consults that happens once a month for a nominal fee.

THE HEALING PROCESS

Dr. Daniels has a unique approach that simultaneously involves cleansing and rebuilding the body on many levels. Her Traditional Medical Training and Practice experience is coupled with her objective understanding of Western Medicine. With this experience, she has developed totally alternative healing approach to achieve a non-surgical protocol for joint rehabilitation and recovery.

As a Bodyworker, Yoga Teacher, Colon Therapist I have met a large number of people who have had hip and joint replacements. Even if successful, these patients can end up needing replacements of other joints. Finding the root cause of joint degeneration is not part of most Traditional Medical Orthopedic Medical Practices. I know this first hand. I am currently regenerating my hip joints with Dr. Daniels guidance and can personally attest that the process she employs is working for me. I know for certain that each person and their situation is different. The time taken for each person to heal is mutually exclusive.

The healing process that Dr. Daniels employs for reducing body inflammation and healing joints involves strategies of all kinds. She employs formulas and recipes that stem from Traditional Medicines all over the world. Time and effort is involved and required by the patient. This is truly a whole body system healing process. It has to be since all organs and all body systems work in unison. All organs impact the function of each other.

ONE OBSERVATION

There are a wide percentage of people do not do well with placing foreign objects made of surgical steel, zirconium, plastic, silicone and saline breast implants (to name a few) inside their body. These are some of the materials used in dentistry, ear piercings, facial restorations, breast implants, etcetera that put pressure on the Immune system of the human body. Something to consider if joint replacement is something that you are considering.

NOT SUCH COMMON KNOWLEDGE

Healing joint pain is a whole body process. It is not just in the joint itself. Replacing the joint, for most people, will not be their only related medical exploration. More surgeries and other health complications are likely to be in their future. This is especially true if the cause of inflammation is not addressed on a preventative level. A good start is believing that a non-surgical approach to healing is in fact possible.

IN SUMMARY

The non-surgical approach to helping people recover, rehabilitate, and quite simply heal inflamed joints, depending on the situation, is not a quick process. It is not a take two and call me in the morning, or even next month deal. Consider this: If you are wary of joint replacement surgery it is worth your time to find out more about what causes inflammation and how the human body can heal if given the right tools.

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ENDOPARASITES: ARE YOU A GOOD HOST?

BILOGICAL PARASITES

How do people become hosts to parasites? There are many ways. Parasites are similar to house guests that overstay their invitation, or seemingly just show up and don’t want to leave? Well, there are many scenarios. Here is one:

Living in a home where there is consistent emotional stress combined with exposure to environmental toxins is not strengthening to any immune system. This is a situation that I can attest to. I grew up in a family where there was a birth of a child, my brother, who had Down Syndrome. My brother lived to be two years of age. Our parents stayed together during his life and after his death, but their marriage was greatly damaged. It was damaged by their not getting counseling, the issues they showed up with to their marriage, and strongly by the shame of that era around Down Syndrome. Also, the interpretation that people seem to garner from a religious standpoint. The self flagellating idea that a child with Down Syndrome, or any life altering illness, is a punishment from God. Something to be ashamed of. What did we do “wrong”? With time and education some of this superstition masquerading as spirituality has been chipped away at. Sadly, within this and many other situations, it is still present and painfully damaging.

ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES

Along with the stress of the shame, the remorse and guilt my parents felt, we also lived in a house that had  toxic black mold. Back in the 60’s I don’t think exposure to mold was understood or spoken about as it is today. For years much of the mold was hidden and passed through the ventilation system of the house. A metaphor for the unspoken emotional ills. The mold plus the directly unspoken sadness around my brother, and so much more, added up to a stressful equation for emotional and physical health.

Although I have good memories of my childhood there was much between my parents that went unspoken. It did not go unnoticed by me as a child. I think most children have emotional radar that they do not have the skills to fully understand. Children can often feel that everything, in the negative sense, is about them and that they are at fault. The emotional situation in my home, combined with daily life challenges was not empowering. It made us all more vulnerable to the mold. It made daily life covertly, and not so covertly, stressful. With these factors comes acting out, by children and adults. Wide emotional swings such as crying, bickering, brooding combined with constant exposure to any environmental toxin weakens the immune system even more deeply. I would imagine that dead silence and deep depression would be equally as destructive.

There are people that grow up exposed to serious environmental contaminants and it does not damage their Immune Systems. However, if there is the type of consistent emotional stress, similar to what I just described, an angry divorce, drug or alcohol abuse, physical abuse, etcetera without being addressed by some counseling the door to a weakened immune system is wide open. People in these situations often bury their feelings in addictive behaviors. Over eating, shopping, tv watching, gambling, sex, alcohol and drug use, exercise, cleaning, perfectionism. I think any activity done in excess to avoid emotions will in some way come back and bite.

ENDOPARASITES 

The emotional component of ongoing stress combined with exposure to environmental toxins weakens the immune system. Gone unaddressed these factors can lay out the welcome mat for Biological Parasites / Endoparasites. The combination of these factors, needed for deep healing to occur, are best not overlooked.

Dr. Jennifer Daniels, MD is a doctor who understands the world of Traditional Medicine. She is brave enough to actively speak out about her views on this subject . Dr. Daniels effectively practices her own unique form of Holistic Medicine. She is able to do this because she understands the healing ability of the human body. She lives that truth and helps her patients, if they are willing. understand that if given the right tools the human body is capable of  healing and overcoming some daunting obstacles.

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FASTER EFT: PAIN, PARASITES, AND INFLAMMATION

I find the Faster EFT videos on Youtube to be very helpful when addressing Physical Pain.  Here is a video that simply explains Faster EFT that is under 10 minutes. Robert Smith is the originator of Faster EFT and speaker in the video.

Here is another link to  Faster EFT  video that is under 10 minutes that may be helpful.

SOMETIMES FASTER EFT / EFT IS CONFUSING TO ME

Before finding Faster EFT Emotional Freedom Technique  / EFT has been especially helpful to me for dealing with sadness after the death of loved ones, and other emotionally charged situations. So, when I hear people speaking of their complete healing from physical pain doing Faster EFT I feel encouraged. I also feel frustrated because I have not had my physical pain deeply impacted by Faster EFT or EFT of any kind. I have had deep insights into my pain and the emotional situations that contributed to it. This kind of help has been invaluable to me and has directly impacted my long term healing.

PROGRESSIVE WESTERN MEDICAL TESTIMONY OF FASTER EFT

Here is a more recent video that has some testimony from two medical professionals. The man is a Scientist and researcher. The woman is a Radiologist.  They speak about  their recommendation of Faster EFT. I want to point out that they are both proponents of Traditional Medical Treatment. What these Medical Professionals have to say may be helpful and reassuring to some people. Despite the insistence on Western Medical Care from both these people, I am encouraged by their own personal and clinical experiences with Faster EFT.

For those of us that are not currently using traditional medical treatment, Faster EFT and other EFT modalities can be confusing.  I know it is for me. Why? Well, often there is a disclaimer that EFT does not take the place of medical treatment. What about Holistic Treatment? However, people do report having major changes in their pain and other issues using Faster EFT. From my own experience with Faster EFT, I am sure it can be a very helpful tool for staying the course on programs like Dr. Jennifer Daniels, MD and others.

I am open to all the possibilities of using Faster EFT for healing. It is one  powerful way to gain some immediate relief from the toll not feeling well carries. Faster EFT can be a window into the root causes of how emotional stress, not confronted, beats us down. Over a period of time emotions gone unaddressed weakens our immune systems. The willingness to recognize the emotional component in healing is the most important step in healing on every level of health.

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HEALING WITH DR. JENNIFER DANIELS – ONE YEAR LATER

SPONTANEOUSLY HEALING: THERE IS NO PLAYBOOK

I am a participant in Spontaneous Healing with Jennifer Daniels, MD. For me healing this way, it is like peeling and onion. Unfortunately putting a piece of bread in my mouth has not stopped the sting of detoxification. This is my experience. Fortunately, I have had the wisdom of Dr. Daniels, and my own experience during this process. This has greatly helped me weather my storm. Anyway, here are a couple of paragraphs that may, or may not jive with everyone who reads them. Maybe it will make sense to, and inspire some.

DEEP HEALING: CENTRIPETAL AND CENTRIFUGAL SPIRALS OF ENERGY

Becoming a patient of Dr. Jennifer Daniels, MD and being a part of her Spontaneous Healing Program can, if one is willing, truly teach the patient how healing occurs. Deep healing is not a linear experience. Not many things, that I am aware of, in nature occur in a straight line. The spiral or circle of energy flow is a natural phenomenon.  Impatience and going from point A to B in a straight line is a human (faster is better) creation.  Much of Prescription Medicine, manufactured recreational drugs, super highways, planes, trains, guns, surgery, oil pipelines. These are some widely diverse examples of faster is better, cut to the chase ways to do things. This Time is Money, Hurry up and Relax energy is the underlying theme of most of Industrialized Society. Some of these things are born out of need and innovation, and abused out of impatience, fear and greed.

DEFINING, OR REDEFINING THE WORD SPONTANEOUS

Spontaneous Healing does not mean instantaneous healing, but it could. Healing happens in a series of steps. Steps we are aware or not aware of. Cause and effect, things happen in a series of steps, as in a circle, not a direct line. Defining or redefining what Spontaneous means, actually living it, is not always a comfortable experience, to say the least. What I am about to say may sound like a generalization, but I am sure it is not: People who are not well are often very controlling and spontaneity is not in their comfort zone. On the other side there are those that behave in a way that seems like they are spontaneous but in actually they are irresponsible. Their actions, either consciously or unconsciously, end up forcing outer forces, other people to step in an take charge / control. The irony is great on both sides.

From my own life experience people who are not well often feel unable to control their own situations. Out of frustration and fear they try to control others. I think this is a pretty common phenomenon.

Experiencing spontaneity in healing will either stretch a person, or they will reject it and look for a promise of a quicker fix. Spontaneity and Control are not synonymous with one another. This is true on or off of paper. The idea of control is a fantasy. Gong with the flow and listening to what our body needs is the healthy solution to creating some kind of feeling of control. That is true Spontaneity. This is a more healthy way of creating control in the truest sense of the word. This is not so easy a behavior to cultivate in a world of instant gratification, instant everything. We are living in a world that wages war on Cancer, nature and anyone who disagrees with their opinion destroying them verbally on the internet, and all other media. Our current Presidential Administration  here in the USA, is a prime and unfortunate example of this kind of behavior.

Working with Dr. Jennifer Daniels, MD is not for everyone. I can not think of any one program / product that is for everyone. There is great value in what she does for those that feel inspired to seek a different kind of solution.

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PARASITES: THE SOCIAL NEED FOR ANTI- DEPRESSION MEDICATIONS

SOMETIMES WHAT IS NEEDED MAY NOT BE INLINE WITH OUR PERSONAL CHOICES

It is apparent to me how necessary it is to understand that feelings of depression are often a part of healing in order to restore health. Sometimes depression is circumstantial and sometime it is chemical. Of course, it often is both. How potent it is and how it is expressed is what is most telling. How it impacts our lives, how it is experienced / acted out is the bottom line. It is only when we recognize the unforgiving feelings of embarrassment and shame about depression, that riddle our society, can true healing begin. We then open a door to moving forward and healing in a very deep way. Feeling shame about being depressed is hurtful to all of us and very damaging to our world in all aspects.

A free webinar that Oprah Winfrey and Eckart Tole hosted together back in 2009 is really worth watching, or listening to. It was 10 sessions and based on the book A New Earth by Mr. Tolle. To paraphrase: Mr. Tolle said that if there was no medication for emotional “sickness” the world would go totally mad and be unmanageable. Point being that we should all be compassionate toward those that rely on these meds. The more I heal from inflammation, the more I realize how depression is, or can be, a major characteristic of inflammation. When a person can not do what they want to do for long periods of time, due to illness / pain, being depressed is often the outcome.  People who take meds for depression are, or most likely will be candidates for more serious diagnosis down the line. Keeping people emotionally less reactive, also known as numb, creates more candidates for medications and other long standing illnesses. This is one way to keep  hospital and nursing home beds filled down the line. A rather sad observation, but I think one to be considered very seriously. No conspiracy theory.

Compassion for those around us whose behaviors seems unreasonable, and directed at us, need more quiet observation and less reaction. Taking things personally is the another sickness. I see this so enormously personified in politics all over the world today. Most strikingly, at this time, here in the USA with our current government and presidential administration.

Compassion for people we do not like much is one way to become more at peace with ourselves and our world. For me, a  work in progress. I am sure this is a healthier way to look at life in general than simply accepting that’s just how it is.

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PERILS OF HEALNG: LOW BODY FAT

When I started The Unique Healing Program in late December of 2012 I met, through this blog, people who were finding some level of symptom diminishment that I was not. A number of these people were able to consume large amounts of clay and seemed to be okay with it. Others, like myself, felt blocked up and crazy from it. This protocol that Donna Pessin was selling definitely had big holes in it. One stop shopping for healing with her products alone was not working for me. I had to augment her program, much to her disapproval, with enemas, colonics and much lower doses of clay than she prescribed for success.

At times discouraged,  I came to the conclusion that maybe I was dredging up some deeper seated toxins because of all the past cleansing work I had done. Something I have written about extensively in past blog posts. Was this one reason that my symptoms were so much more potent than some of the others people on Unique Healing? I was pretty sure this was one component. One thing I am more certain of, those who were NOT highly symptomatic had more body fat than I did. That fat – cellulite was absorbing toxins and acting as a protector – buffer of sorts.

So, this was constantly coming up. Why were some of these people less reactive to the use of clay and herbs [Unique Healing] than I was? Well, I knew I had a  much longer history of intense cleansing  regimens. My daily exposure to mold as a child and the removal of mercury fillings, without the proper  dental protocol, put a heavy tax on my immune system. There were other factors as well. I was pretty sure I had dodged many sickness bullets through all the efforts I had put in over the years. In truth, I appeared to be in much better health and shape than I actually was. Much of that was accomplished – if that is an accomplishment – with a very simple clean diet,  herbal concoctions, colonics, enemas, exercise, yoga, and much more. It was not my goal to live my life on a constant road of cleansing, but I was willing to do what I needed to in order to heal, live, earn a living, and not end up in the Traditional Medical System.

For years I was the person that ate very simply but did not loose weight. I was not overweight. I did often think that anyone else would be way thinner if they were eating a diet as clean, all the juice feasting, colon cleanses, colonics,etcetera. All this was done to have a healthier gut with regular bowel movements and better energy. None of these goals was fully actualized through these decades of efforts.

WHAT DID HAPPEN?

It seems clear now that I was not able to get to the deep-seated triggers that plagued me in a significant way. I am talking about Heavy Metals, Candida and other Parasites. My efforts did help me in the short term to a certain extent, but chipped away at body fat and other precious minerals after awhile. So, here I am without the body fat that is helpful in absorbing the often irksome, frustrating symptoms of cleansing. These densely dehydrated toxins that get released when they are tapped into. Without the body fat to migrate to, the toxins enter the bloodstream and a person can be much more symptomatic. This is all very personal to each individual and their circumstances.

I am reminded of a dentist who was deeply effected by the toxins of his profession. He told me once that cleansing alone is not healing. How to find the right protocol for each of us is the dilemma. It is not unsolvable, but can be tricky depending on what each individual has been exposed to. More later.

One person who has helped me link here.

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