Chronic Pain Guidance

The hardest thing to deal with when you are in a flare up or in chronic discomfort is to function as well as you are able, and some days you just aren’t able. Instead of getting angry about it though, the best thing we can do to help us through is to be first of… Continue reading Chronic Pain Guidance

Placebo and Nocebo Effect

The below documentary is 28 minutes long and it goes through the scientific evidence of the power of the mind. He works with kids in some of this work so you can see the power of neuroscience in action. Placebo is positive thinking, nocebo is negative thinking. If you believe a pill will cure you,… Continue reading Placebo and Nocebo Effect

Food as Medicine

“Diet has an influence on most medical conditions,” says Andrew Weil, M.D., holistic health expert, author, and founder of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, who routinely asks patients to clean up their diets as part of treatment. “For example, people with pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes often improve when following an anti-inflammatory diet,” he… Continue reading Food as Medicine

The Vagus Nerve

The Polyvagal Theory was proposed by Dr. Stephen Porges who is the director of Brain-body center at the University of Illinois. The polyvagal theory is the importance of the vagus nerve when it works optimally you are likely to recover quickly after stress, illness or injury. If it’s not functioning optimally the signals misfire and… Continue reading The Vagus Nerve

Just Breathe

Throughout my own journey in healing my chronic health issues, as well as anxiety and stress, the biggest mistake I didn’t know I was making was shallow breathing. We have no idea the importance of our breath, and the irony is that throughout this pandemic of Covid-19, we have been told to wear masks all… Continue reading Just Breathe

PEMF Technology and healing

“After conducting in-person interviews of more than 23,000 American adults, the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (in conjunction with the National Center for Health Statistics) found that nearly 40 percent of those surveyed used some type of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in an effort to obtain and retain a higher level of… Continue reading PEMF Technology and healing

Interrupting the Fear Cycle

The Polyvagal Theory founded by Dr. Stephen Porges was introduced in 1994. There has been much more evidence and application with success in the research, application and validity of how this vagus nerve is the primary connection between the brain and the body. If there is optimal function of the vagus nerve, it means we… Continue reading Interrupting the Fear Cycle