At Custom Wellness we offer opportunities and other resources for Natural Health Care. During this time of uncertainty, I want to offer HOPE that there are other options besides the traditional avenues.
I hear fear in client’s voices. Running to the doctor to get a covid test with a minor symptom, shouldn’t be your first line of defense. Apparently, there are over 2000 mutations of C-19, and I have found 2 new strains released this fall. We may be in for a hard winter, but don’t despair, WE’VE GOT THIS! We’ve figured out quite a bit from last spring. Everything I recommended in the spring post supported those clients who had symptoms. Unfortunately I do not have a license to say much more than that. But I can legally say: WE’VE GOT THIS! 😊
We need to build up the immune system first and foremost. Echinacea, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Zinc. Remember not all supplements are created equal. Please do not run to Meijer or GNC to pick these up. Get whole food varieties. Vitamin C should include rose hips which doubles as lung support. Don’t purchase Vitamin C as ascorbic acid as it’s only ingredient. You will become deficient in Vitamin C when you take this every day.
Echinacea puts the immune system on alert. Guns at the ready!
Elderberry Defense is a nice combo for prevention, or for mild symptoms.
Stabilizer – remember this one stabilizes the cell walls so the toxins or viruses can’t penetrate the cell wall. Just 1 a day is all you need.
Licorice Root and Linum (flax/omega-3’s) are also anti-viral. Licorice root doubles as a stress calmer. And Linum supports the endocrine and heart. Nice preventatives.
If I have taught you how to muscle test yourself, then when you pick up a supplement at the store (hopefully you’re going to a health food store or coming here), ask the question, “Is this supplement really what the label is claiming it is?” [CBD is a big offender]
Eat real food!
Eat organic fruits, vegetables, and pastured proteins. Pastured doesn’t mean pasteurized. It means the animals are eating grass (cows) or bug/grubs (chickens) like their supposed to. Happy cows. Happy chickens. The fuel you put into your body is just as important, if not more, than the supplements you use to build the immune system.
If you put water in your gas tank, will your car go very far? And will it last very long if you don’t give it regular maintenance? Fuel equals food. And supplements are the food you’re missing from your diet. Feed your body the best fuel and it will thank you by functioning very well, and by cleansing these toxins and viruses from the body.
I can’t stress this enough: EAT REAL FOOD! (Fast food is NOT actual food)
Detox and cleanse. Open channels of elimination. Those include: bowels, liver, lymph, kidneys, lungs, skin. Get your body flushing the toxins and aluminum out and you should be fine. See below for supplement options. Most of these immune boosters also detox and drain toxins out.
A piece to this viral issue has to do with our body’s ability to detox, and the toxins and radiation we are being bombarded with. It’s too overwhelming to the body. Reduce your toxic load by using natural products both on your skin and to clean your home with, and you’ll be much healthier.
Zinc, zinc, zinc! Detox, detox, detox! And if you need to push that zinc into the cells more efficiently, take some tonic water with it. These two items together have been touted as the simplest anti-malarial solution for centuries!
Aluminum is a big part of this year’s problem too. Horsetail, horsetail, horsetail to increase your silica in the body to detox the Aluminum. See Connie for details on this or ask for an invite to the GetAssist app, where we will be discussing this in a private community, why we are having aluminum problems this year. So many are struggling with this toxicity this year.
[See your natural health practitioner for drainage pathway supplemental support.]
“What if I’m already sick?”
If you are already sick and have major symptoms, you’ll need the strong supplements: GOLD, Pulmonest, St. John’s Wort, Propolis spray, Herbal Throat Spray, Viranon, and if you haven’t already added in Zinc, C, and D, then it’s time. Giddyup. Major symptoms require the big guns. Minor symptoms – you might be fine on your own, or with just a couple things.
If you already have symptoms and they are progressing, then you’ll want a goldenseal combo of some kind, or just straight up goldenseal. GOLD from Systemic formulas is a nice heavy hitter. MediHerb has a goldenseal too - nice and concentrated.
Remember the St. John’s Wort. This breaks down the protein coating of the virus, so the immune system can do its job (see my post from last spring). As long as you are not on an anti-depressant, you can take St. John’s Wort. Get a good quality one. Concentrated. Sourced well. I cannot emphasize enough that not all supplements are created equal.
Pulmonest is good for clearing things out of the lungs. It’s good for bronchitis, pneumonia, or anytime you’ve breathed something in that you’re body is trying to expel.
R-Lung will help you heal the tissue in the lungs after they’ve been damaged. If you have asthma or have had bronchitis or pneumonia in the past, especially this quirky virus we are battling this year, then you may benefit from R-Lung.
Call and schedule an appointment if you’re not sure what to take. Don’t tough it out on your own if you’re really sick, okay? If you have mild symptoms, you’ll be fine. 😉 It’s good for the immune system to fight things off sometimes on its own.
Turn off the news. Turn off the television. Most of it is just programming anyway. They are programming you. They want you to be in fear. You will do anything they tell you if you are in fear. They know this, and they have been using this tactic for decades. Remember your first visit with me when we talked about being too acidic? What makes you too acidic? Yes, crappy non-foods like soda pop and fast food, but also fear, anxiety, depression, bad thoughts running through your mind… You show me any news program on mainstream media, or any TV show or movie, and I will show you the agenda.
Turn off the Wi-Fi at night. Yes, I mean, shut it all down. Put it on a timer if you have to, so you remember. Don’t put your phone by your head all night. Put it on the other side of the room, or better yet, power it down too. These frequencies ramp up viruses. They cause your body to not function as well. They interrupt sleep.
Get some Orgonite or Safe Space to clean up the dirty electricity in your home and office.
Sources for supplementation this fall & winter:
Vitamin D – Systemic Formulas’ DV3 also includes Vit C, zinc, and other things for the immune system. Try to do over 5000 IU’s. Or 10,000 if you are compromised or have comorbidities.
Vitamin A – Standard Process. Supports the immune system.
Vitamin C – Nature’s Sunshine is the best with the rose hips. Detoxifies and supports immune system.
Echinacea – MediHerb (concentrated) or Nature’s Sunshine. Standard Process has an Echinacea-C too. Puts the immune system on high alert. For prevention or for mild symptoms at onset.
Zinc – Nature’s Sunshine is a good one, Standard Process also has one, Biotics too (detoxes and supports immune system
Elderberry Defense – Nature’s Sunshine. For prevention, or for mild symptoms.
Licorice Root – Nature’s Sunshine. Anti-viral, supports adrenals/stress.
Linum B6 – Standard Process. Flax seed oil is anti-viral. You want to consume it fresh. Don’t buy it already ground in a bag at the health food store. Buy it in gelcap form or buy the seeds and grind them yourself just before eating.
Quercitin – Detoxifying & antiviral. Nice adjunct.
GOLD – Systemic Formulas. If you have symptoms, contains a combo of herbs including vit C, etc. Heavy hitter.
Goldenseal – MediHerb. Concentrated goldenseal. Heavy hitter.
St. John’s Wort – Standard Process (concentrated) or Nature’s Sunshine. Takes down the protein coat.
Viranon – MediHerb. Nice immune herbal combo that includes St. John’s Wort. Heavy hitter.
Pulmonest – MarcoPharma. Helps expel mucus and other toxins from the lungs and bronchi. Strong.
R-Lung – Systemic Formula. Great for repairing the tissue in the lungs, which COVID damages.
Myrrh – MediHerb. Some need this for lung support.
Propolis – Helps kill the virus and detox the nasal passages the first few days of exposure (in stock).
Herbal Throat Spray – MediHerb. Helps kill the virus in the throat after it moves down from the nasal passages.
Vitamin C – high doses, every hour or two in acute stages, to the point of diarrhea, then back off – flush it all out
Zinc – high doses – with tonic water if needed
And that’s not to mention all of the homeopathic remedies at our disposal too, which are too many to name here. Contact us about what supplements you may want to be taking if you are not feeling well or want to boost your immune system.
#1 Cause of DISEASE = Toxins & The Gut
An unhealthy gut, ignored, leads to disease. Ask me about pretty much any disease, and I can show you how it relates to the gut.
In America, we have overweight people who are malnourished. Think about it. How many times does the average American pick up McDonald's or a hot ‘n ready on their way home from work? An entire meal devoid of nutrients. How many times a week do you eat fast food? Versus how many times per week do you cook for yourself a meal that includes a protein, a veggie and a good quality fat? Add up the numbers. It is eye-opening when you write down everything you consume. Just once per week eating fast food destroys the gut. More than that? You can kiss your health goodbye.
I am speaking from experience. Both professionally and personally. I have destroyed my body more than once. And I have picked myself back up out of the hole I dug, brushed myself off and started over. It’s time we take back our health. What you are eating now will affect you 5 years down the road. It’s a downward cycle that we have to jump in and stop, so that we don’t end up with an autoimmune disorder, diabetes, heart disease, or cancer.
I have several clients who are trying to lose weight, and they’ve cut out sugar and grains, brought their carb number down, and still are struggling. So what are we missing here? It’s typically hormonal. When you have chemicals coming into your system, and they embed themselves on the cell walls, especially fat cells, the leptin (fat burning hormone) can’t get in and out of the cell. When the hormones are off, it’s difficult to burn fat.
Dr. Pompa claims that his Cellular Healing Diet (which reduces sugars and things that break down quickly into sugars (grains), along with reducing the toxin load, almost every single one of his clients can now lose weight. https://drpompa.com/diet/cellular-healing-diet/
This approach is healing the gut, the brain, the pancreas, the liver, and the rest of the endocrine system (hormones). Digestion is key. If you can’t break down your food, how can you heal your body?
You know you’re not breaking down your food if your bowel movements are too hard, too loose, or not as often as I mentioned above. Three times a day! Once after each meal. Are you able to do that? If not, then change needs to happen with both your toxin load and your food choices.
Look at what types of cleaning solutions you have in your house. Can you read the ingredient list? Just because you can read the word bleach, however, does not mean it’s healthy. Bleach is chlorine and it damages the thyroid. [Do you swim in a pool every day or bromine filled hot tub in the winter? Look at your thyroid – is it okay?] I use Young Living essential oil products to clean the house and office like Thieves Household Cleaner. Sometimes I simply use a Norwex cloth and water. Both are deep cleaning. Norwex will make your sink sparkle!
If your gut is “off” and you’re not seeing the snake in the toilet, then we need to repair the gut. We typically look to the following:
My goal is to help people find true healing. True health. Healing the body from the inside out. And the gut affects every organ, so it’s a great place to start. Begin with protein, veggies, and good quality fats 3 times a day, cooked on a stove top not in the microwave to retain it’s nutrition. You’ve got this! You can heal your body too, just like I am doing!
You are WORTH IT to take the time to eat real food!
If you would like a consultation on YOUR body and the nutrition it needs, book a New Client Wellness appointment HERE.
Ionic Footbath Detox is HERE!
Many of our clients have been asking for this, and we have had multiple calls from the community regarding where they can go for a foot bath in the area. After making several calls, I came up empty. The closest doctor’s office that offered a detox footbath was in Grand Rapids! Now, after two years of sending clients into GR (which can be a trek if you live in Holland), so I broke down and bought one. My clients graciously helped me fund it, as the good ones aren’t cheap! Thank you to those of you who helped us out on this!
What is a Footbath, you ask?
Here’s a little explanation from Brimhall regarding the Detox Footbaths.
The Footbath Detox System:
• Works based on BEFE (Bio Electric Field Enhancement)
• Ionic cleaning and recharging
• Assists in disease and recovery time from injury and surgeries
• Can also assist with: headache & pain relief, joint stiffness, improved sleep patterns, removing heavy metals, menstrual pain, arthritis pain, and boosting the immune system!
• May assist with kidney and liver functions.
• Energizes your red blood cells.
• Even after your first session, your body will feel lighter, you will think more clearly, have more energy and enjoy a greater sense of well-being.
What is a typical footbath detox session?
While immersing your feet in the water, positive and negative ions are emitted by the footbath system. This reenergizes the body and red blood cells. This type of system is described as a Detoxification machine because the response of a rebalanced body is to excrete any excess toxins via the kidneys, liver, bowels and skin. This process not only occurs DURING a detox footbath session, but also AFTER a treatment. The footbath triggers the body’s lymphatic system and continues to detoxify for the next 24 to 48 hours. The entire process takes approximately 30-40 minutes for adults and is completely safe to use.
Studies show that an overall balancing effect occurs coupled with a significant increase in the number of negative ions. Ions are atoms, or molecules, that have lost or gained electrons [Free radicals are unpaired electrons]. If the atoms or molecules lose electrons, they become positively charged ions. If they gain electrons, they become negatively charged ions. The ionic technique of cleansing through feet provides a full-body purge of all vital organs, resulting in reduced menopause symptoms, menstrual cramps, sexual health problems, skin problems, acne, sleep problems, restlessness, stress, toothaches, wrinkles, aches and pains and yeast infections. The internal cleansing can also assist in faster disease healing and injury recovery.
Because of poor diet and high stress, we tend to accumulate and store excessive quantities of toxins and overall waste products. During a 30-minute session, the ions enter your body and begin to neutralize these tissue acid wastes. This process is called reverse osmosis.
Water coloration explained:
Whether you place your feet in the bucket or not, chances are the water will change colors when the array is turned on. The color changes have to do with factors such as the type of water you are using (city water, well water, mineral water etc.), the state of your own health and the health of your skin.
When the water becomes excited it ejects tiny particles and they become visually observable in the water. This will tend to make the water look dirty brown. Of course, just how dirty the water becomes is related to how much sediment is in the actual water. If you test this principal, you will find that there is generally a consistency in the water color every time you use water from the same source.
If you were to run this test over and over again but with a different person's feet in the water each time, what happens to the water can be amazingly different. The health of the person in the footbath and the condition of the water used are going to be the primary factors in the appearance of the water after the Cleanse. While the color changes in the water can be dramatic, it is not the most important factor and one must be careful about making any judgments based upon only the watercolor.
DISCLAIMER: Footbath Detox System is NOT recommended for pregnant or expecting mothers, persons with pacemakers, implanted organs, open wounds on feet or those suffering from Epilepsy. We DO recommend to always consult with your health professional when concerned with a health-related issue. The Footbath Detox System has not been evaluated by the Food & Drug administration and makes no claims to cure any illness or disease.
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