Current PTSD and Autoimmune Disease Research

A new study on military personnel with diagnosed PTSD, showing a 58% increase in common autoimmune conditions compared to controls, after five years. This is the latest in a series of studies in recent years revealing what appears to be a correlative if not causal relationship between trauma and autoimmunity. One of my teachers, Joseph Antell, taught me some 20 years ago that a significant life trauma can affect a person at a deep level and cause a degenerative cycle of breakdown that leads to autoimmunity.

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Vaccines & Autoimmune Disease

Did you know that 1 in 5 Americans have an autoimmune disease? It’s true, and I think those numbers might be even higher. Learn about the three reasons why I believe this is a direct result of high vaccination rates by watching this new video.

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The Three Phases of Care

"How do I grow my practice?"

That’s one of the most common questions practitioners come to me with.

In the video below, I’ll share the Three Phases of Care I find most important to creating a thriving, abundant practice.

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Seasonal Allergies

Achoo! This is a common sound you and I are hearing these days, sometimes from ourselves. Seasonal allergies affect one in six Americans, at an annual cost of over $18 billion, and four million lost work days. (1, 2) An allergy is an exaggerated immune response or reaction to substances that are generally not harmful. Exposure with an allergen is through the lungs, skin or gut, or injections, often vaccines. Most seasonal allergies are from respiratory exposure, usually to tree, grass or weed pollen.

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A Key to Healing a Leaky Gut

After 26 years of practice, I can say with certainty that digestion, which includes nutrient absorption, assimilation and elimination – is one of the cornerstones of vitality and resilience. In Chinese medicine, our digestive function is even referred to as the Center (zhong), and is considered a foundation of addressing any health issue, and creating lifelong health. And many other conditions, especially autoimmune diseases, are deeply connected with digestive imbalances.

In this video (about 4 minutes), I’m going to share with you one of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned about creating and maintaining good digestion for life, in the area of intestinal hyperpermeability, or leaky gut. Included is one of the greatest superfoods in the world, that you’ll want to include in your regular nutrition habits or supplements. If you find it helpful, feel free to share it with your connections.

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Calendula is Perfect for Dry Skin

Calendula Liquid, the extract of the Calendula flower, is one of the most well-known and versatile herbs in the western herbal tradition.

Native to southern Europe, the herb is most famous for its topical use for all kinds of skin problems: wounds, burns, acne, and other dermatologic issues — a great healing herb that has been used for centuries for these purposes.

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Change Your ‘Default’ Future

A couple of topics that interest me are Change and Growth. As natural health professionals, we help people come back to natural healing principles. But as you know, when people start to change, there’s a tendency to regress to the mean. They often snap back into their old habits and patterns.

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