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On October 25th, 2019 by Access Complete Wellness

Caregiver Program for Recovery - CPR

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Caregiver Take Care of Yourself First

Caregiver Program for Recovery - CPR

If you are in a caregiver role, you need to hear these words; “You are a blessing to the one in need and you are doing a good job!”  

As a  caregiver, it's normal to have doubts, to feel overwhelmed and maybe even feel under-appreciated.  I don’t know whether your personal journey of care-giving may involve an elderly parent or someone else dealing with a very serious illness, but either way, it can be stressful for all involved.  I recently was on a journey like this with my parents and it was extremely taxing however, it taught me what tools could help me make it to the next day. Now, I can share some of these tools with you.  

Try to keep in mind that the person you are caring for most likely wishes they could do things on their own instead of relying on you.  This may cause them to lack patience or be agitated at times. Just recall when you were a child and all you wanted to do was grow up so you could show others you could do things for yourself.   They are losing that independence and it can be very uncomfortable for them to ask for help. You too may lack patience and I know that is never easy, especially if you do not understand the limitations the other is going through.  May I suggest that you put yourself in their shoes? I bet they would gladly trade places with you!

My advice to you is that provided by the airline industry.  In the event of a change in (cabin) pressure, “put the oxygen mask on yourself first, before helping the person next to you”.  So here is the point of that statement.  It’s important for you as a caregiver to take care of yourself and not lose your own health while caring for another, thus give yourself time to breathe. If that comment sounds selfish to you, I understand that “servant-attitude.” And I appreciate where you are coming from, however, if you get “taken out” due to not caring for self, what good are you then to the person in need?  

So let me start by asking you to look at your emotional health on the journey.  Do you feel overwhelmed, angry, sad, guilty, shameful, resentful, afraid etc.? These are normal feelings and each person will feel something different because all of our circumstances are different. And please hear this, your feelings are yours so don’t try to make them right or wrong!  Just notice them and take steps to move to a more balanced place. 

My recommendation to achieve more balance is to look at your emotions and those of the person for whom you are caring.  I use a very simple self-test I call the Emotional Questionnaire.  It is available to you at no charge and makes recommendations for Bach Flower Essences. These can be ordered from our practice or you can find them at local health food stores. Simply read the directions and answer the questions, then tally your results and read the description for the one that describes you the best.  You may need more than one, and in fact, the top three may be what you need. I do not recommend more than three at a time. You can take a few drops in your mouth or add a few drops in your water to support you throughout the day. In severe times, take 3 drops as often as every 15 minutes.   If you have trouble deciding which is best for you, you may need to set an appointment with our office. We can assist you in person or over the phone.

The Cortices Technique is another tool I recommend to everyone as it assists in bringing a calming over your nervous system by helping your right and left brain to improve communication.  This is the first technique taught in our BodyTalk Access class and each one builds on the body’s ability to support Wellness. This technique can also be applied to the person you are caring for as well.  Now, if you have already taken the class, you know the extreme value at your fingertips to apply not only Cortices, but also your technique for raising your stress threshold, improving cell hydration, addressing body chemistry factors such as viruses and bacteria, as well as your complete body realigning technique to help keep your structure tuned up.  

My next recommendation is time for self such as reading, listening to music, massage, reflexology, light exercise and prayer/meditation will go a very long way to provide you time to rejuvenate.  I enjoy listening to a CD of tracks called Wholetones.  They provide different tracks to support different body parts and moods you might be experiencing. This is not only great for you but also the one you are caring for as it can be played at a low volume in the background. I recommend 30 minutes a day of some kind of activity like this and when your day looks especially hectic, I would wake up earlier to allow more quiet time for yourself to regroup and rejuvenate.

I understand that time is limited so finding a tool that provides support but requires little effort may be necessary.  I found myself using a Balance Bracelet not only for myself but for my elderly parents. We call them Body Shields because they shield you from environmental impacts such as electromagnetic fields (EMF).  EMF can have a negative impact on many people and they don’t even know that it may be causing; headaches, backaches, and vision impacts not to mention overall mental clarity.  EMFs are energy waves that are transmitted from electronic devices like computers, fluorescent lights, cell phones, microwaves, etc. In my office, we use a Tip-Test to demonstrate the power of this bracelet.  What is actually happening is that balancing frequencies are imprinted on the bracelet and these, in turn, help your body’s meridian system or energy field resonate at a more balanced frequency, a bit like a tuning fork.  In the tip-test, we can actually demonstrate how much stronger one’s body is while wearing the shield vs. not.

Again, knowing that time is of the essence when caring for another, I cannot recommend enough a relaxation technique called the Tahiti Vacation Relaxation Technique.  It is equal to four hours of sleep in fifteen minutes.  Need I say more? It is designed to address adrenal stress.  What is that? It is when your body has been taxed for so long that your adrenals are drained from producing adrenaline to keep you going for the most basic of tasks.  Adrenaline is supposed to be produced when your body is facing an urgent situation and you need extreme energy to get away to safety. It is NOT supposed to be produced in high amounts every day just to help you manage a normal workload.

There are supplements that can also support you through high amounts of stress.  I recommend ashwagandha and kava forte to name a couple. These are great for stress, but are not for everyone.  Each person is unique and requires unique supplementation. Sometimes one might just need the right vitamin B or minerals.  Have you ever known someone that had a diet that worked for their friend but not for them? That is because we are unique and each person does not require a one size fits all solution.  This is not a game to be guessing about. We provide a tool to allow you to identify what body systems might benefit the most from supplementation and at the dosage unique for you. If this is of interest to you, please contact us for the link and access code.

I hope you will find some of these tools helpful for your journey and I’ll ask you to share with us your successes with any of these suggestions.  It's important to note that it may take time for your body to fully recover. Be patient with yourself. During stressful times, it is easy to forget what we have at our fingertips which is why this information is being shared.  Take your time and ease into this with the one tool that sounds most beneficial to you at this time. You do not have to do any of these suggestions all at once and all of them can be performed independent of the others. Give yourself permission to take care of you!

On September 24th, 2019 by Access Complete Wellness

Brain Drained?

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Brain Draining

Brain Draining

How our senses may be key to addressing motor changes and cognitive decline such as Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)

Is your brain drained? Your nervous system’s main and most important goal is to keep you safe. It is constantly scanning the environment for signs of danger and threat. This scanning happens through our senses; your brain takes in information through olfactory, visual, auditory and motor systems. Your body's ability to utilize these senses to their fullest and bring that information into the brain for processing is what determines the level of safety your brain perceives in its current environment.

Is it any wonder that this should be at the forefront of our thinking as we examine more closely some of the latest research on Alzheimer's disease (AD)?  Research has identified that sensory and motor changes preceded the actual cognitive symptoms many years earlier in (AD) patients.  A key conclusion was that improving sensory-motor deficits in (AD) may enhance patient function. But what exactly would that look like?  Let's get a stronger understanding of how our amazing nervous system works.

There are three primary tools in the toolbox that your nervous system utilizes to orient you in your environment and assess threat levels:

  1. Visual system
  2. Vestibular system
  3. Proprioceptive system

Each one of these systems plays a very important role in the proper balancing of this equation which we call the neural hierarchy. I'm sure the visual system is obvious as it relates to the millions of bits of information your eyes bring in every second that allows your brain to process and assess its threat levels. The vestibular system is your balance system and heavily utilizes your auditory response and inner ear to also receive and process information in your central nervous system. And the proprioceptive system, the one you may be least familiar with,  is simply information your body brings in through touch through the hands, skin and feet on the ground. The body varies muscle contractions in response to information from external forces by using muscle stretch receptors to track joint position in the body or impulse reactions such as when you touch something hot.

For the sake of example let's assume these three systems can be explained from a mathematical perspective.

  • Visual = 45%
  • Vestibular = 35%
  • Proprioceptive = 20%
  • Total = 100%

The neural hierarchy is all about balance control. The balance between the sensory and motor inputs. Think of it this way. Your sensory inputs ask the question where am I? It determines the position of the body in its environment and compares and selects and combines all of the senses to give your brain an opportunity to evaluate its environment and know how to interact with it.  The motor inputs ask the question what am I going to do (about this current environment I am in)? The motor aspect then determines which muscles it will contract such as ankles, thighs, neck, head, eyes, etc. and then decides overall body movement to determine if your body can be safe and peaceful or immediately needs to be on high alert because it senses danger and it must move out of the way quickly.

Picture that these three tools are like a GPS system and each tool is a satellite that brings in information. Each satellite needs to bring in clear and understandable information to the brain.  When all three satellites are working at peak capacity, your brain and nervous system operate with exceptional ease and efficiency. Imagine your GPS system in the car is getting different information about your location. Come on, you know this happens just about every other day, especially when you need it most! And what if your GPS actually blows a circuit to prevent it from integrating the information from the satellites? This is what's happening to an (AD) patient’s brain.  In the neurology world, this is called sensory matching or in this case mismatching.

  • Visual = 35%
  • Vestibular = 25%
  • Proprioceptive = 15%
  • Total = 75%

At best, this person is operating at an average C grade student if you use the analogy from school. The research indicates that supporting this sensory/motor deficit might enhance function for (AD) patients. The importance is for all three satellite systems (sensory) to tell the same story to the brain at all times; integration.   There's still more research that needs to be done to see just how much work can be accomplished with a brain already impacted by (AD).

But what about you?  Are you experiencing vision issues i.e. do you wear glasses, have bi or trifocals or even mono-vision contacts?  Do you have balance issues, inner ear concerns, motion sickness? Do you have joint pain, back pain or slowed movement? These are all signs that one, two or ALL three of your sensory input systems (GPS Satellites) are not sending clear messaging to the brain.  You may already be going down the path that the research indicated.

The good news is that there is much research indicating that training all three of these systems together is key.  You might think that you just need movement (exercise) and that is important, but you need to be making sure all three satellites are activating in your brain and being challenged to work together. Some helpful activities may be Aikido, Tai Chi and dance.  But it is so important to make sure you have vision training and tracking like in racquetball. Any of these can be problematic if your eye-sight is already poor or you can’t move! Training your brain without incorporating all three systems is not going to bring the desired result.

The best way we have learned to incorporate proper training for all three systems is with a class we call 3 Pillars - Move Well, Balance Well, See Well where we actively work with all three systems and teach you how to measure, track and improve over 12 weeks.  The course is offered in a classroom setting making it affordable. You will work at your pace, but even more importantly, you will learn how to evaluate what is best for your unique circumstances and brain. Of course, we also offer one-on-one training for those that want individualized custom work.

As a special offer to our newsletter recipients, if you are in the DFW area, you are welcome to stop by our 3 Pillars Strong Workshop and participate in a session any Saturday between now and November 9 to see how this workshop can support your brain.  Details on time and location.

You are also welcome to schedule a 15-minute free consultation to discuss how we can best support you or a loved one's cognitive health. Call us at 972-712-0892 or go to our website and schedule now.

We look forward to hearing from you today!

This short video on "What is Z_Health" also explains the basis for 3 Pillars Strong: Move Well, Balance Well, See Well.

Z Health and Neurology 101

On August 21st, 2019 by Access Complete Wellness

The Swiss Army Knife of Wellness

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BodyTalk Access

swiss army knife

swiss army knife

Do you have your tools?

Are you familiar with a Swiss Army Knife?  This knife was invented in Switzerland in 1891 by an inventor named Karl Elsener. The knife is a pocket knife or multi-tool knife.  American Soldiers named it Swiss Army Knife during World War II because they could not easily pronounce its German name “Offiziersmesser”.   What makes this knife so unique is that it has a main blade and various tools like can openers, screwdrivers, corkscrews, scissors, pliers, nail files, shackle cutters and now LED lights, USB sticks, etc. They are generally known for their red color and cross logo which in military issued knives is the coat of arms of Switzerland. I think you can see why these handy knives would be an amazing tool for camping, an athletic field, at home and even in the military to address many things they might encounter.

What if you could have such a tool for your overall health and well-being? Would that be valuable? Even better, a tool that requires no equipment, no supplements, took up no space in your backpack, camping equipment or car for the football or soccer game. A tool that could help you address a host needs as may be required for any given situation. Well, such a tool exists and all you need is to learn it in a day and use it for a lifetime whether in the wilderness, on the playground or soccer field, in the workplace, on an airplane, in your home, or any other indoor or outdoor environment.

Your body has an incredible ability to heal itself. You know this to be true if you have ever cut your finger, had surgery or broken a bone.   This is called your innate wisdom to heal. And fortunately for all of us, we are all born with it and do not have to think too hard to allow the process or ailment to fix itself. That is the amazing part about our bodies.  I’ve prepared a video where you can learn more about how your body can Design Its Own Healthcare plan.

Keeping yourself feeling good can be challenging in our world today.  For instance, have you ever had a day when you felt like your focus was gone or you just could not remember anything!  A lot of this is due to stress, such as traffic, school, deadlines, receiving bad news. Try this brain balancing technique we call Cortices.  By using focus and your body’s innate ability to heal, you can bring about great calming and balance to your brain to calm your perspective on these matters.

Sometimes the stress seems so great in our lives that we feel we cannot cope.  Your body has it's own built-in ability to blow a circuit like a breaker in your home to protect you from more serious concerns. We call this Switching, like triggering that switch or breaker. This process is natural and is seen in long-distance runners when they push themselves beyond the limits and their body collapses at the end of the race to force the body to start the healing process by letting them know, “You did TOO much, it’s time to rest!”

Did you know that your body is made up of nearly 78% water and drinking more of it is one of the fastest changes you can make in your daily health regime to improve so many functions like digestion, detoxification and mental clarity.  But sometimes your cells lose their ability to hydrate and use the water to its best advantage. You have seen this when you observe water retention in any part of your body. Your cells can be re-trained to use this water correctly in a simple technique we call Hydration.

Why do so many get the flu?  Isn’t that what the flu vaccine is supposed to take care of for us?  The stress that many people are under is causing their body to work in a compromised state thus allowing any host of microbes to latch on and feast in an unprotected and sometimes defenseless respiratory microbiome.  It could be attacks from pollution, airborne allergies etc. What if with a little bit of knowledge, you had a way to talk to those immune cells and teach them how to fight back and recognize more easily a threat to your internal environment.  We call this Body Chemistry and it is a very safe and effective technique to arm yourself and your children since you don’t always know what is lurking.

Did you know that your body parts have pairs or partners that work together almost like a marriage?  They are responsible for looking out for each other and helping each other stay strong and working at peak performance.  And when one is not working well, the other picks up the slack until healing can occur in the “failing” part. The body has an energy system that connects all of these parts together and when you connect just the right points, you will help your body re-establish communication with the brain to allow healing to happen more efficiently.  This assists the brain to find a new pathway through neuroplasticity. This is a newer term in the neuro-science world helping new synaptic connections to happen especially after an injury. Imagine how valuable it would be if you could learn what these body pairs are to allow you to move your body to balance faster? In our class, BodyTalk Access, we teach these pairs which we call Reciprocals.  

A few summers ago, I took a small hike/climb in the middle of July in a rather warm climate for nearly 5 hours in the hottest part of the day.  I had not hiked before! I was severely taxed from caregiving and I had just two bottles of water (12 oz. each). I get it, I was not prepared.  As I climbed to the ½ way point of this big red rock in Sedona, I realized I was concerned and frightened that I might not make it back down. I have never felt such a lack of courage.  It was at that moment that I remembered, maybe I was prepared after all. Maybe I should use those healing and wellness techniques I teach!! So, I did. With very little water left, I was able to hydrate my cells, reduce my body’s view of the stress threat and regain balance back in my body structurally.  In less than 10 minutes, I was leaping back down that big old rocky peak and I was amazed at how these little wellness techniques changed not only my physical fatigue, but also my mental game. I was no longer feeling defenseless and fearful. 

Would it be valuable to learn a technique that literally took minutes to support a jammed finger, black eye, sprained ankle, toothache, appendicitis, concussion or surgery recovery?  In one day, we can share how to provide support in all of these health concerns with our Fast Aid Technique.

We teach a class called BodyTalk Access. I like to call it the Swiss Army Knife of Wellness and now you know why. Each health aspect mentioned above is taught in this wellness class. Here are the types of things it can support;

A sprain to any part of the body, discomfort in the head like a headache, supporting someone in a coma, increasing your body's ability to handle stress that it faces daily, support for colds or flu, black eye, any kind of sports injury, helping someone who has fainted, helping with dehydration, assisting with handling the effects of a snake bite, supporting someone with a skin rash, supporting someone with an insect bite, supporting someone with a backache, relief from tooth pain, nasal congestion, charlie horse, etc. Have I made my point? There is no limit to the possibilities to ease the discomfort. 

Your mind has an incredible way of healing and in fact, the latest in neuroscience is proving this repeatedly.  Check out the Evidence Based Research supporting this kind of healing.  And be sure to register early to get the best pricing or call us if you have questions at 972-712-0892.

 

BodyTalk Access

On July 18th, 2019 by Access Complete Wellness

Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones But Words Can Kill Me

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Words can Kill

Do you remember that old children’s saying “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me”?  We all thought we were so clever to say it to another child calling us names on the playground. But in reality, words can be devastating and the truth is, "Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones But Words Can Kill Me"! Read on to experience what I mean.

Have you ever noticed how great you feel when someone pays you a compliment?  Especially the unsolicited one, the unsuspecting one, the one that takes you totally by surprise and causes you to beam!  Bask in that compliment for just a moment. Close your eyes and engage all the rest of your senses as you recapture that day when someone made you feel overwhelming joy because of a compliment.  Isn't that a wonderful feeling? Notice your heartbeat, breathing and overall feelings in your body. For the full effect, you should do this for about 30 seconds to a minute.

Now, think of a time when someone blindsided you with a negative comment or statement.  Perhaps it was today, yesterday or thirty years ago. It might have been your parent, spouse, child or best friend.  Think about that comment. Close your eyes and engage all your senses as you replay the scene. What were you wearing?  What time of year is it? Hear the words said to you and the voice in which they were said. How do you feel now? Is your body temperature changing?  Do you have a pit in your stomach?  

Go back to the positive comment you remembered from your memory banks earlier and close your eyes again and reflect on all the senses being engaged around that beautiful happy moment, engage all the senses again. Now doesn’t that feel better? And did you notice how your body changed with the thought of it! Whew! I’m glad I asked you to do that so you could be in a positive state of being. If you didn’t notice much change between these two memories than you just need to practice more and become more aware of your body.  I teach others to learn more about this through my Awaken blog and ask them to read the fourth paragraph to get in tune with the kind of changes a body can make including immediate sounds and gurgles. 

This is the power of your words and (thoughts). I learned about changing my words as a youngster from my mom.  She was very helpful in encouraging me and teaching me how to focus on speaking positive words. You may not be a reader of the Bible and that is your choice, but I found a scripture or two in both the old and new testaments to back up the importance of our words.  Well actually there are many, but I will share just these two.

Psalm 19:14 - May my spoken words and my unspoken thoughts be pleasing in Your sight.

Matthew 5:22 ...Carelessly call a brother ‘idiot!’ and you just might find yourself hauled into court. Thoughtlessly yell ‘stupid!’ at a sister and you are on the brink of hellfire. The simple moral fact is that words kill.

The first one is so specific that it even indicates how you don’t even have to speak them, but even thinking them can bring about a negative outcome.  Didn’t we just prove that in the exercise above? Did you notice a change in your body when reflecting on the two active memories? Maybe you need one more opportunity to drive this point home.  Have you ever walked into a room, didn’t need to hear a word that was spoken BUT, you could feel the tension? Of course, you have. So what is my point? How did you feel something that wasn’t “done” to you?  These are what one might call frequencies. All emotions have them. Some make you feel great; like happiness. And some make you feel awful; like grief or anger. And these frequencies lead to balance (harmony) or imbalance (disharmony) in our bodies.  And this leads to dis-ease. So the next time you are not feeling your best, look at your words and thoughts for the answer and analyze them or keep a diary of the words you speak to others, hear from others or more importantly; speak to yourself.  

There are a number of opportunities to help you remove the negative impact of words spoken over you. The most important thing is to watch your own self-talk and treat others as you want to be treated.  But, I get it, sometimes you have a creep in your life; someone that has a really bad self-image and they don’t feel better unless they cut you down. If you are in a position to, I recommend that you remove them from your presence. You might also find that our emotional questionnaire is a helpful tool which allows you to determine what kind of supplement support can assist you with these feelings. They require Bach Flower Essences and you can purchase these from our office and we can dropship them to you as needed.  

For more severe feelings around a negative event we recommend three options we use in our practice and you can learn about these in the following two video links: BodyTalk - Healthcare Designed by the Body, Emotional Regulation using TiPi or read about our third option using essential oils called Aroma Freedom Technique.

For more information on how active memories or negative feelings can impact your health, I encourage you to book a free consultation to discuss any of the methods we engage above or call us at 972-712-0892.  We also invite you to attend our free webinars held monthly.  Registration is required for each one you choose to attend. 

On July 16th, 2019 by Access Complete Wellness

Is your Brain’s GPS Operating Efficiently?

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Mind Body

Is your Brain’s GPS Operating Efficiently? Do You Move Well, Balance Well, See Well?

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Imagine that you're driving to a new destination. A place you've never been before and you are solely relying on your Global Positioning System (GPS) in your car. Have you ever had a moment when you felt like the GPS was taking you in circles or you became more lost than if you had navigated on your own?   A GPS system requires satellites and they all need to bring in information clearly in order for your GPS to get you where you need to go in the most efficient manner. But as you know, sometimes this doesn't happen. It's as if a satellite is out or not able to easily transmit the necessary information. This is unfortunately how many people's brains operate.  Sometimes it feels like information is foggy or you are not getting a clear signal. Maybe you can relate?

There are three primary tools in the toolbox that your nervous system utilizes to orient you in your environment and assess threat levels:

Z Health Neural Hierarchy

  1. Visual system
  2. Vestibular system
  3. Proprioceptive system 

This is what we would call your body’s own GPS system.  Now, picture these three tools are satellites to your nervous system’s global positioning on where you are in the world and determining if the path you are on (environment) is safe. This would be similar to the GPS in your car taking you the most efficient and safest route around traffic, accidents, etc. The nervous system requires these three tools to give the brain important input to perform its most important task; keeping you safe.  Did you realize that your brain is constantly scanning the environment for signs of danger and threat and it uses these three input systems to do it?

The visual system processes millions of bits of information per second. Ever notice how you flinch when someone throws a paper wad or other object at your face without warning?   The act of flinching is your nervous system's response to that incoming threat. The vestibular system; often referred to as the inner ear is what helps you have a sense of balance. When you have an inner ear infection or if you stand up and get dizzy or lose your balance your brain once again signals threat or danger. Why? Because without your balance you might fall and hurt yourself. The proprioceptive system is best described as how we can feel where all our other body parts are in relation to each other and see them in our mind's eye without actually having to touch them with a hand or see them with our eyes.  

All three of these systems work together in conjunction to bring information into the brain to allow your brain to determine if the environment you’re currently in is safe or unsafe. Imagine that each one, for the sake of example, takes on a mathematical percentage something like this:

  • Visual = 45%
  • Vestibular = 35%
  • Proprioceptive = 20%
  • Total = 100%

This mathematical formula is demonstrating that between the three systems we have 100% accuracy and congruence of all the information coming in regarding our environment into the nervous system. This is what allows the GPS system to work effectively and efficiently.  But what if your three satellites are not operating at peak performance? Currently, is your vision without corrective lenses? In other words, if you need to wear glasses for near or far vision, have bi or trifocals or even mono-vision contacts, then you have potential that one of your satellites is off. Can you stand on one foot on a balance device without having to hold on? Do you have inner ear issues or have you fallen lately or maybe you experience motion sickness?  These are signs that satellite #2 is not operating efficiently. Do you have joint pain, back pain or slower movement compared to another time in your life? This is an indicator that your proprioceptive satellite is not sending in a strong signal. These are all signs that one, two or ALL three of your sensory input systems (GPS Satellites) are not sending clear messaging to the brain.  

When any one of these systems above in our mathematical formula is off, you might not experience 100% signal reception. Maybe it's only 78% which is a C+ the last time I checked grades.   But, don’t fret. The latest in neuroscience has good news for you even if you are only a C+ student today. The brain can change itself and this is what's called neuroplasticity. All you need is the right training environment to make it happen.  In order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your brain, it's important to do training that engages all three satellite systems. The more you can use your brain as it relates to proper vision, balance, and movement the better. Staying active is key as you have probably heard so many times before, but it's more than just movement. It's about engaging the balance system, using the vision system and making sure your movement is the correct movement for you. All these systems need to be engaged at the right level that is unique for you and that is why we promote and encourage Priority Based Healthcare in our practice. Not everyone has vision issues. Not everyone has balance concerns and not everyone has movement or range of motion discomfort.

Certain engaging activities such as dance, martial arts, and activities that require you to track a moving object are all helpful. But the most important thing is establishing a baseline. Knowing where you are today, knowing the tools that make you strongest and being able to assess on a daily basis are key aspects to the brain being able to change itself.  It is critical that you can measure and see progress. You can track with a simple range of motion technique like touching your toes as you perform these activities to see if your body and brain like them. When done correctly, you will see improvement in all three systems and likely remove any source of discomfort.

I know not everybody is as motivated to take the steps mentioned above. And if you are one with poor eyesight or perhaps you can't move well, you might need a little one-on-one customized assistance. If this is the case for you, please contact our office for a free consultation on how we may be able to assist you. If you are near our office, you might consider our 12-week workshop called  3 Pillars Strong - Move Well, Balance Well, See Well. This workshop gives you the tools to work each aspect of your GPS system, teaches you how to assess yourself, and gives you the necessary materials to track your progress because we know you will make progress. Call today to find out when our next offering is and to secure your registration. Space is limited but if you choose to bring a friend as an accountability partner, ask about our special friend discount. Call us at 972-712-0892 for more information. 

Z- Health 3 Pillars Strong

 

 

On June 25th, 2019 by Access Complete Wellness

Brain Health

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Mind/Body | Uncategorized

Brain HealthHave you ever heard we only use 10 percent of our brain power? This is a common myth believed by two-thirds of the population! This is a false assumption. While there may be moments, such as when we are at rest, that only a small portion of the brain is in use, we regularly use virtually every part of the brain and most of the brain is active almost all of the time. This is why Brain Health is very important.

The brain acts as the main command center for every function, thought, and feeling we experience. The average human brain weighs approximately 3 pounds and uses 20% of the body’s energy.

Most of the energy consumed by the brain is attributed to the rapid firing of millions of neurons communicating with each other. The rest is used for both voluntary and involuntary activities such as driving a car or controlling body temperature respectively.

Even though we know the brain is responsible for making us function, so little is known about how it works. So it's not that we only use 10 percent of our brain power rather we only understand 10 percent of how it functions.

The brain can be described in three categories: the forebrain, midbrain, and hindbrain. Each section contains additional segments, such as, the cerebrum, the brainstem, and the cerebellum which are the primary components of the brain.

Other important segments include the thalamus, hypothalamus, and cerebral cortex.

Right or Left

The human brain is divided into the left and right hemispheres connected by a bundle of nerve fibers called the corpus callosum.

The theory behind right-brain, left-brain dominance, and different thinking styles was introduced by Nobel Prize winner Roger W. Sperry.

Each side of the brain controls the opposite side of the body, for example, the left brain controls all the muscles on the right side of the body, and vice versa.

If you consider yourself to think more logically, analytically, and objectively, you might be a left brain thinker. However, if you feel you’re more intuitive, thoughtful, and subjective, you may be a right brain thinker.

As we age cognitive function may naturally decline. However neurological disorders are becoming more and more prevalent. When it comes to brain health, prevention of disease is key.

My goal is to share with you how simple lifestyle changes can be incorporated to improve your brain health and ultimately the quality of life which is why I invite you to watch my "Brain Health" webinar.

During this experience, you will learn about the brain functions, neurological disorders, and methods of maintaining brain health.

Lifestyle categories you can change include physical health and exercise, diet and nutrition, cognitive activity, and social engagement. Join me to learn more!

Brain Health

On April 1st, 2019 by Access Complete Wellness

Calm Your Anxiety

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Mind/Body

Calm Your Anxiety

You don’t HAVE to be so anxious!

What if there were easier ways to cope with stress and anxiety than the burden (and expense) of over-the-counter drugs?

So many people who experience anxiety simply aren’t aware that there IS an alternative state of mind to feeling stressed all the time, WITHOUT depending on costly pharmaceuticals to do so.

For centuries, holistic medicine has treated those experiencing symptoms of anxiety, stress, and depression with all-natural methods of alleviating stress, and this webinar, Calm Your Anxiety, on Thursday, April 11th at 8:00 pm CDT will help you to understand exactly how! If you can't make the date go ahead and register so we can send you the replay link for the webinar.

Experiencing the Healing Nature of… Nature!

Human beings have been treating one another with herbal and natural medicines all over the world since time began, with the goal of using all available resources to target specific physical, mental, and emotional imbalances which give rise to what we know today as ‘illness’.

The concept of natural medicine isn’t complicated - in fact, it’s the opposite. There are many simple and natural lifestyle changes you can make to help alleviate the symptoms of stress and anxiety such as learning how to recognize your triggers as well as to maintain your grasp on them when they arise.
Getting to know your individual needs and treating them accordingly is what holistic experts (like our team) will assess and recommend.

This is all possible without the use of manufactured or generic pharmaceuticals (an industry in itself which gives rise to anxiety at just the mere thought of), and on Thursday, April 11th at 8:00 pm CDT we’ll be going through some of the most impactful adjustments and treatments you can make to find what works for YOU.

What is OUR MOTIVATION?

We are motivated to help spread awareness of holistic remedies and treatments simply because we believe it to be THE most natural and beneficial way to care for ourselves and our families. There are less expensive, more effective, and healthier ways to treat stress and anxiety than by depending on pills, and we believe that everybody deserves the chance to get to know themselves and their own requirements.

What works for one person might not work for another, so cultivating AWARENESS of the vast expanse of holistic medicine we feel is vital to achieving optimum individual health. By achieving optimum individual health, we contribute to the optimized health and wellbeing of our entire communities as a whole and elevate the potential and impact we have in the world. It’s about empowering ourselves and our families to function to our highest energetic and creative capacity, using what we were given to naturally exist and give back to the world.

Can’t Wait To Share With You On Thursday, April 11th At 8:00 pm CDT!

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On January 15th, 2019 by Access Complete Wellness

Brain Boosting Superfoods – Turmeric and Tea

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Mind/Body | Nutrition

Brain Super Food

Brain Boosting Superfoods – Turmeric and Tea

Brain Super Food

Did you know 43 million people will have dementia by 2030 and that number is expected to grow to 73 million people?  Did you also know that Alzheimer’s is not hereditary and it is the disease people are most concerned about after cancer?  When most people think about aging, dementia often comes to mind. What if you could pick up everyday items at the grocery store that would help keep your brain healthy?

Did you know there are eight superfoods specifically for your brain health?

In this article, we will explore two of them with more to come in future blogs.  What are they? What are the benefits of each superfood and why do you need them? Let’s explore the superfoods that help combat Alzheimer’s and Dementia. The people of India have one of the lowest cases of Alzheimer’s and Dementia in the world and they use a lot of our first superfood, Turmeric.  Turmeric is not only a superfood, but it may prevent or help reverse the signs of Alzheimer’s. The easiest way to use and absorb Turmeric is mixing it with black pepper when cooking or seasoning your meals. Turmeric’s orange color comes from curcumin which helps aging blood vessels increase blood flow to the brain. Turmeric is also believed to be a potent anti-inflammatory.

turmeric brain healthIt is important to get a very good source of turmeric and in the correct amounts.

 I can tell you that the processing of turmeric is becoming tainted as with all manufacturing processes that look for a “score” for sales in the open market.  The blend of the entire turmeric root must be sourced properly to maintain its life force. You can’t isolate the curcumin. And that is what is happening now in the industry.  Nutraceutical manufacturers are isolating the curcumin to develop a marketing scheme to say it is more “potent”. Really? More potent than in its natural form working in conjunction with the rest of the parts of the root that actually causes the plant to grow and repopulate itself year after year?  Now, how much sense does that make? This is why you have to know that all the parts of the root that make it so powerful are still intact by the time you get them in your supplement or spice. So the bottom line, in order to get the full benefit of healing plant chemicals, your supplement must contain the whole plant material, grown organically, harvested at peak nutritional richness, and processed without heat or chemicals to maintain the life force of the plants as only nature can provide.  When done this way, all nutrients are 100% naturally synergistic-they naturally support or enhance each other for maximum healing. And this is super critical for turmeric/curcumin.  

My source for Turmeric is from MediHerb (Standard Process) because I know it has curcumin your body can actually use and process. They process the root correctly, but, it is only available to healthcare professionals.  However, if you want to know if this suggestion is right for you, please ask our office for access to our online health assessment where you will receive a free report identifying the best supplement recommendation for you.  We will then work with you through our Patient Direct Program to allow you the convenience to order this high-quality product and others as needed to complete a well-rounded nutritional protocol unique to you.

Can you get all this from the spices in the store and use them while cooking?  

Only if you know that the same keys above were used to harvest what you are buying for your spice rack.  And then, of course, you have to make sure the amount you are getting is the recommended dosage which may be difficult to put all in your favorite dish and still get the flavor you are desiring.  And how do you know if what you are taking is enough or is working for you? We have a great brain cell assessment tool that actually will measure aspects of cell health that will be a good indicator if what you are doing is actually working to address your health.  These tests can be performed in our office or long distance so please check out more details to determine if your steps toward health are actually working.

Another warrior in the fight against Alzheimer’s and Dementia is Tea.  

There are four types of tea: black, oolong, white and green. If you are looking for the highest level of antioxidants, lowest levels of caffeine and least processed, try the white and green teas.  Tea drinkers tend to have a lower rate of Alzheimer’s Disease. Try to keep your tea as pure as possible and go easy on the honey and lemon so you can enjoy all the health benefits of the tea. Drink hot tea over cold tea because you reap what you steep.  Warmer drinks are also really good for digestion and absorption. You may not know this, but it is also important to steep at the proper temperature to get the best benefit. It really does taste better too!

  • Green tea 175 degrees
  • White tea 180 degrees
  • Oolong tea 190 degrees
  • Black tea 212 degrees

As with Turmeric, sourcing and proper harvesting of the tea leaves is very important to get the proper Slique Teanutrients to uptake into the body.  I recommend the following tea called Slique that not only has oolong tea, but also frankincense in it which is also a very good anti-inflammatory.  It also tastes really good with properties to address satisfying your hunger as well. So this is two powerful healing traits in one.

So there you have the first two brain boosting superfoods that will help fight off Alzheimer’s and Dementia:  Tea and Turmeric. No prescriptions and no need for specialty stores. Two items you can incorporate immediately that will give you a lifetime of benefits provided they are sourced properly.

BrainSpanI strongly encourage you to contact our office to get your baseline brain cell assessment to identify your age-related cell degeneration and cognitive decline.   

This assessment will help you determine if what you are currently doing is moving you in a positive direction. By the way, this is not just about getting Dementia or Alzheimer’s.  This is measuring your cell health as it may also relate to: Attention and Behavior, Memory, Weight-Loss, Chronic Pain, Performance, Concussion resiliency (Stroke too) and Pregnancy.  Learn more by watching this video.

On December 28th, 2018 by Access Complete Wellness

BodyTalk Access Workshop February 16 2019

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BodyTalk Access | Upcoming Events

BodyTalk Access

BodyTalk Access

BodyTalk Access Plano, Texas (Dallas & Fort Worth):

Date: February 16, 2019

Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Here is a link to a PDF Flyer for the Workshop to share with family, friends, and coworkers: BodyTalk Access Workshop February 16, 2019 flyer.

Location:

Click here to register and pay for the workshop

(At the bottom of the registration page under "Details" is a link to pay for the class)

EARLY BIRD Enrollment (cut off February 1st at 6:00 PM):

  • $125.00 adult (includes manual)
  • $50.00 children ages 12 – 18 and monitors, does not include the manual (additional manuals may be purchased for $15 if the parent has already enrolled and is receiving a manual.)

Standard Enrollment (cut off  February 15th at 6:00 PM):

  • $150.00 adult (includes manual)
  • $75.00 children ages 12 – 18 and monitors, does not include the manual (additional manuals may be purchased for $15 if the parent has already enrolled and is receiving a manual.)

Enrollment at the door:

  • $175.00 adult (includes manual)
  • $100.00 children ages 12 – 18 and monitors, does not include the manual (additional manuals may be purchased for $15 if the parent has already enrolled and is receiving a manual.)

Click here to register for the class

Once you register for the class you will be invoiced via the email address you provide. The invoice will come from Square.

If you don’t live near Plano Texas, contact us to find out how to sponsor a BodyTalk Access class in your area. Click here to contact us.

Read what others are saying about BodyTalk Access

 

BodyTalk Access

On December 20th, 2018 by Access Complete Wellness

What Is The Ketogenic Diet

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Blog | Diet/Nutrition | Nutrition

Keto 101

What Is The Ketogenic Diet?

A ketogenic diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet.Ketogenic Diet Keto 101

“A keto or ketogenic diet,” described by Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, a Swedish doctor specializing in family medicine, “is a very low-carb diet, which turns the body into a fat-burning machine. It has many proven benefits for weight loss, health, and performance…”

Ketones are small molecules produced in the liver and used as fuel throughout the body.

“On a ketogenic diet,” Dr. Eenfeldt writes, “your entire body switches its fuel supply to run almost entirely on fat. Insulin levels become very low, and fat burning increases dramatically. It becomes easy to access your fat stores to burn them off. This is obviously great if you’re trying to lose weight, but there are also other less obvious benefits, such as less hunger and a steady supply of energy.”

If you'd like to learn more about the Ketogenic Diet join us on Thursday, January 3rd at 8:00 pm CST, for a free webinar. We will explore some of the benefits of a ketogenic diet in detail. We will also provide the tools to help get you started on your way to healthy living.

Why This Is A Must Attend...

Do you want to experience improved mental focus and clarity, an unlimited flow of energy, appetite control, assist in abdominal fat loss, decreased inflammation, decrease in arthritic pain and increased fat burning?

Our goal with this webinar is to discuss how a ketogenic diet can benefit your life by aiding in weight loss, appetite suppression, and by reducing the risk of dangerous afflictions like Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Disease.

The Ketogenic Diet has taken the world by storm and the reason for the growing popularity of this lifestyle are the results people are able to achieve without making any compromises. During our time together we will explain the ketogenic diet, help you determine if it is right, and get you started.

Hosted by: Lynn & Keith Morales

Outside Of Answering Your Questions, Here Are The Topics We Will Cover:

We will share the necessary steps you’ll need to take to start living a ketogenic lifestyle, including food lists and recipes to get you started. In particular, you will learn the following...

-Definition of a ketogenic diet
-What keto is NOT
-How keto improves health
-Different styles of keto
-Basic food guide of what to eat (and what not to eat) on a ketogenic diet.
-Simple keto recipes for your first few weeks.
-How to get started immediately!

The prospect of making major life changes can be overwhelming, but we are here to help you along your path.

Please join us and consider inviting others who you think could benefit from our webinar, Keto 101.

We Can’t Wait to Share With You on Thursday, January 3rd at 8:00 pm CST!

Register Now

For a list of all of our scheduled webinars go to our home page and scroll down to UPCOMING EVENTS

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