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On April 1st, 2019 by Access Complete Wellness

Calm Your Anxiety

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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 February 11th, 2018 by Lynn Morales

What Can You Do About The Flu?

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Health News

 What Can You Do About The Flu?

There is a great likelihood that you either The Fluknow someone that caught the flu or got the flu yourself.  See the news clip that just came out today on the CDC prediction that we may not have seen our peak yet. Please listen to the stats she references of the number of people dying and even children being impacted. The good news is, I have a tip to assist you in this process.

The Flu Season is not over yet according to CDC…

There is debate over whether one should get a flu shot or even if the flu shot causes people to get the flu. Like everyone, I have an opinion on this.  I believe the reason the flu shot becomes detrimental to a body, and someone may actually get the flu even with the shot, is due to stress levels and stress hormones impacting that individual.  When stress levels are not in check, and whose are lately, it WILL have an impact on one’s immune system.  So the body receiving the flu vaccine intended to prepare you to fight the flu, may not have the strength it needs to utilize the good behind the vaccine.

I recommend to my clients that they work with me on getting their stress hormones in balance BEFORE flu season. I know I know, too late for you.  I also recommend that before, during and after any encounters with crowds or anyone sniffling or coughing, that you perform your BodyTalk Access routine.  Not only is there a technique very helpful in supporting the immune system, but there is also a technique very helpful for bringing more body system balance to the body.  And guess what that does?  It reduces stress on the body!  Learn it once, use it for a lifetime.  Your next opportunity to connect with me on this course is Saturday, February 17, 2018 in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.

And if you have already taken BodyTalk Access, please use your tools to build up your body!  Or if you need a refresher, check out the links above for your special monitoring rate!

On January 2nd, 2018 by Lynn Morales

Is Your Excess Weight Really Your Fault?

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Is Your Excess Weight Really Your Fault? scale

I’ll be the first to take responsibility for proper eating habits.  However, if you have struggled with excess weight, I think it would be a great disservice if you were not aware of some of the latest research.  In particular, science is now proving that some of your weight concerns may be epigenetic factors or impacted by changes in your daily routine that can make a significant difference for you.

Yes, it is true that it’s important to make good food choices. And that can be challenging at certain times of the year, at certain events, and even when there are factors in your life that are out of your immediate control.  However, one of the biggest issues working against many people for weight and metabolism is hormone imbalance. These can be brought on by factors such as stress and epigenetics.

Stress is a tremendous factor in properly managing weight and metabolism. Hormones do a lot to control multiple communications and pathways in multiple body systems. When stress is out of control, weight management will be a challenge. Some of the main stress hormones which you have probably heard of such as cortisol and adrenaline will literally be demanded by the body to get you through stressful times.  As these hormones compete to bring on the necessary energy to face the stress, cravings for carbohydrates may increase and these sugars will only provide a temporary fix.  And shortly after, the crash will hit from the sugar “high” ending.   Not to mention, some processed foods are made with ingredients that will increase the addiction to the processed food you are eating, requiring you to eat more to be satisfied.  

One recommendation for addressing cortisol and adrenaline imbalances is the Tahiti Vacation Relaxation Exercise.  It only takes 15 minutes and equates to four hours of sleep!  And NO, “Type A” people, it is not recommended that you do this twice a day to equal your eight hours of sleep rather than actually sleeping eight hours.  However, this is a maintenance program and supports the sleep you should be trying to get.  It supports proper rest to help the hormones get to a more balanced way of operating, and can lead to more restful sleep as you continue to practice it.  Until the actual source of the stress is addressed, however, through your body chemistry, your sleep may go unchanged and your weight will stay the same or even increase.

Epigenetics also has a tremendous amount to do with weight maintenance.  Be sure to check out my prior blog on epigenetics to get some background on this topic.  Basically, lifestyle events that may have happened to you or your ancestors cause epigenetic “locks” that prevent your weight and metabolism hormones from properly communicating. Let me give you an example.

You would probably agree that it would not be uncommon for an ancestor of yours to have experienced a famine or shortage of food in their lifetime, right?   Just think back four generations ago and you will see that it's very possible for a famine or shortage of food to be in your family history from another part of the world. It is extremely common to find that stressors such as these created epigenetic locks that caused weight and metabolism hormones to operate differently than they were originally intended to operate.  Literally locking down the genes from transcribing correctly.   And what if because of that food shortage, your ancestor had to teach his body how to manage food and calories differently than you might have to today in our modern world?  And what if that ancestor passed that information to you through your genes? See how this works?

An example like the one above is why I ask the question, “Is your excess weight really your fault”?  Did you have a family member in your history that set your hormones on a path that communicates to your brain that you are never satisfied or are always hungry?  This might also come into play with addictions to drugs, alcohol and even sexual addictions.  The great news is that this incorrect hormone communication, when epigenetically caused, can be greatly supported for correction in a BodyTalk session. We do this by applying priority based healthcare.

Another example could be a toxin or body chemistry imbalance you were exposed to or an ancestor was exposed to that locked your genes from properly transcribing the code to tell your cells how to create themselves in a healthy manner.  See my article on toxins and your weight.

So there you have it.  You are not overweight simply because you eat too much and are a couch potato.  While this is true for some, obesity has not been treated as a serious health issue but rather has been blamed on the overweight individual.  So let’s address that now...research shows that metabolic hormone imbalances make people have low energy and increases their appetite.  The biology underneath all this is driving the lazing and overeating behaviors.   There are even six month olds that are obese.  Having said this, isn’t it encouraging to know that you don’t have to beat yourself up anymore?  There may be a very real metabolic reason for your condition.  

Through a BodyTalk Session or Priority Based HealthCare we can evaluate dozens of factors that could be causing your inability to stay at a healthy weight.  This work can be done in person or long distance using video conferencing.  Call to schedule your appointment today.

On April 27th, 2014 by Lynn Morales

Chronic Stress and Anxiety

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Health News | Mind/Body | Supplements

Stress and Anxiety, It's Your Choice

What can eat at your nervous system, break down your adrenal glands, hyper-stimulate your pancreas, which causes erratic up and down blood sugar swings, cause sleep deprivation, and eventually destroy relationships?  You guessed it – chronic stress and anxiety.

It is nearly impossible to do anything about stress and anxiety until you identify and address the cause of the problem.  It could be family, job, marriage, social problems, health or a

multitude of other issues.    While you are working out the cause of stress and anxiety you must take action to keep it in check.  Prescription drugs should be a last resort.

Chronic stress and anxiety breaks down the adrenal/pancreas function.  Your body is constantly bombarded with adrenalin, making you more nervous and tense.  The adrenalin attack signals your pancreas into an on and off syndrome of hyper-secreting insulin, followed by a temporary shutdown. This wreaks havoc on the blood sugar levels pushing you from hypoglycemia with all its symptoms to a diabetic state, back and forth, over and over.  this may also be the reason one will gain wait around the middle that they just can’t seem to lose.

The only real answer is to turn off this syndrome at the cause but if you can’t do that immediately, you can ease the effects with nutrition to supplement the glands most affected.  Standard Process has products to support the adrenal glands, pancreas, and heart.  The natural anti-stress product Drenamin, a mineral tranquilizer Min-Tran, and heart destressor Cataplex G.  Also add Blue Ice™ High Vitamin Cod Liver Oil daily as brain food.

Sleep is imperative – try two natural anti-insomnia products Catalyn and Min-Tran and don’t forget to exercise - cardio and weightlifting are best.  Hard exercise is a natural destressor.  In addition to exercise, practice meditation or deep breathing – nothing calms things down like a few deep cleansing breaths.  In through the nose and out through the mouth.  One other effective technique is the Tahiti Vacation Relaxation Technique.

The worse thing to do with chronic stress and anxiety is nothing.  After a long day, you owe it to your mind and body to give it the rest it deserves.  To order the products listed above contact me.

 

On July 3rd, 2012 by Lynn Morales

31 Inexpensive, Uncomplicated, Simple Things You Can Do Today to Relax, Renew and Rejuvenate Yourself

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busy-lifeI recently read an article in HealthKeepers Magazine giving 31 simple things we can do to relieve stress.  Life is busy for most of us.  We wear many hats and have lots of responsibilities that at the end of the day we feel tired and stressed.  Don’t let life overwhelm you.  Take control and relieve stress with these 31 simple things.

  1.  Smile.  It makes you feel good and it’s contagious.  Smile at someone and they’ll smile back.
  2. Breathe.  Take five, slow, deep cleansing breaths and empty your mind of worrisome thoughts.
  3. Stand up and stretch.
  4. Speak kindly to yourself.  Self-talk has tremendous power.  Treat yourself with the respect and love you give to others.
  5. Take frequent breaks.  Working on a big project?  You’ll be sharper and smarter if you take a break to replenish your mind and body.
  6. Sit.  Be silent.  In today’s noisy world, silence is a luxury.
  7. Listen to your favorite music.  Sing along.  Loudly.
  8. Walk. Get your blood pumping and release endorphins, the body’s feel-good chemicals.
  9. Dance.  Go ahead.  No one’s looking and it feels good to move to the music.
  10. Take a relaxing bath or shower.
  11. Connect with nature.  Go cloud watching.  Watch a sunset.  Gaze at the stars.
  12. Watch a feel good movie.
  13. Eat well.  A high nutrient diet fuels your body and stabilizes your moods.
  14. Cook.  Prepare a sumptuous home-cooked meal.
  15. Write.  Release your thoughts into your own personal journal.
  16. De-clutter.  It will create calm in your busy environment.
  17. Hug a loved one. This releases serotonin, the happy hormone.
  18. Sleep.  Make sure your bedroom is cool, quiet and uncluttered.
  19. Change your bed sheets and pillowcases, then lie on your bed and enjoy the fresh, clean feeling.
  20. Play.  Spend time with your children, grandchildren, younger sibling, your baby nephew or niece.  See the world through their eyes.
  21. Spend time with your pet.  In their world, there is no past or future.  There is only now.
  22. Read a book.  If you don’t have anything good on your shelf, go to the library or a local bookstore.
  23. Learn a skill for your personal pleasure.  Like to keep your hands busy?  Take up knitting, weaving or jewelry making.  Do scrapbooking.  Learn magic tricks.  If you’re artistic, draw, paint or sculpt.  If you’re crafty, make things for your home.  Learn to play an instrument.
  24. Release your frustrations.  Let it all out in a safe way. Punch a punching bag.  Yell into a pillow.  Have a good cry.
  25. Reminisce.  Take out your memory box or old photo albums and recall the good moments in your life.
  26. Spend some quality time with your loved ones.  Invite friends or family over for a potluck dinner.  Play board games, watch a DVD marathon or simply talk and have a stimulating conversation.
  27. Turn off the TV. Refuse to watch negative programs that leave you feeling down.
  28. Reconnect with old friends relatives.  Call, email or drop a note recalling the good times you’ve enjoyed together.
  29. Create good smells.  Aromas elicit dramatic changes in your emotional state and cause you to think back to a person, place or time when you first experienced a particular smell.
  30. Take pictures.  Pull out your camera and take pictures around the house.  Have fun with macro shots or experiment with angles.
  31. Count your blessings. Every day, more things go right than wrong. Focus on what’s going right in your life.

HealthKeepers Magazine December 2011

On June 27th, 2012 by Lynn Morales

Stress Relief: Three Reasons Why Caregivers Need to Give Themselves a Break

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Recently, I read an article by Sharon Brothers as told to Ginny Grimsley on why caregivers need a break.  This is what she said and I agree that taking care of family members can be very stressful.  One way to give caregivers a break and relieve stress is BodyTalk.  BodyTalk is a technique that makes use of the body’s innate healing powers.  Communication is restored among all the parts of the body, and then reinforced by light tapping on the head and chest.  Schedule your BodyTalk appointment today.

By Sharon Brothers as told to Ginny Grimsley

caregiver-4“Being trapped in a dead-end job with a lousy boss and low pay is still not as stressful as being a caregiver to a loved one.”  That’s the opinion of one social worker that has nearly two decades of experience working with caregivers and their families.  According to the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, more than 65 million Americas are caregivers to family members with a vast array of illnesses including Alzheimer’s disease, advanced diabetes, Parkinson’s disease and many others.  The hardest thing for these people to do is to give themselves a break.

“When you work in a toxic workplace, you may feel trapped, but you can always try to find another job,” said Sharon Brothers, a veteran social worker and executive vice president of Caregiver Village.  “Caregivers, however can’t just find another job.  They are caring for a loved one, so the stress they live with is real and the boss they report to is themselves.  They feel trapped by their love and obligation to their family members, which makes it exponentially more difficult for them to get a break, because they feel guilty whenever they try to take one.  In fact, studies show that being a family caregiver is one of the most stressful ‘occupations’ in the country today.”

Compounding the problem is that many caregivers also still work a regular job in order to make ends meet.  Trying to balance a career and caregiver work simply compounds the stress.  Additionally, they cost businesses in the country more than $33 billion in lost productivity, according to an AARP study, which makes job security an additional source of stress.

“Most caregivers are adding this role on top of their work, their children, marriage and other commitments.  Just finding time for a break can seem impossible, given the increased demands on an already busy life,” she added.  “That’s even more reason why they need to find some time, even if it’s just a few hours each week, to make time for themselves so they can decompress even just a little.”

Reasons for this include:

Your stress is your loved one’s stress-While caregivers have to help family members with their illnesses, they don’t realize that stress is an illness, too.  Moreover, when they are stressed out, they won’t be able to function at their peak, resulting in a reduced ability to provide care.  A little down time will go a long way to keeping the household calm.  It may even allow the caregiver to continue to provide additional care for years into the future.

Guilt creates resentment-Feeling guilty about taking a little time each week to decompress will only build up a hidden resentment toward the one you are caring for.  That resentment can become toxic, and can defeat the purpose of caring for that person in the first place, because neither you nor they will be happy.

You’ll enjoy care giving so much more-Taking a break will give you a renewed sense of energy and purpose, helping you enjoy care giving even more.  Your loved one will sense your increased enjoyment, too.  No one wants to be a burden; increasing your enjoyment in care giving means your loved one will feel more valued and less of a burden to you.

About the Author:  Executive Vice President of Caregiver Village, Sharon Brothers holds a Master’s Degree in social work from the University of British Columbia.  She built and managed some of the very first specialty care centers for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia in both Washington and California, and has more recently developed an e-learning company for care giving professionals.  She works with family caregivers both in Caregiver Village and in her leadership of a family support group for her community hospital.  (www.caregivervillage.com).

I  recommend  Cortices Technique and Tahiti Vacation Relaxation stress management techniques to help relieve stress.  View our BodyTalk Access class listings and register for our workshop.

On June 19th, 2012 by Lynn Morales

5 Stress Busting Foods

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eating-orange-flippedStressed?  Instead of going to your medicine cabinet for pharmaceutical relief, look in your kitchen cabinets for natural remedies.  If you reach for foods that help lower your stress levels, you’ll feel better, your hormone levels will be rebalanced and best of all, you won’t add excessive, empty calories to your diet.

Eating these five foods in times of high stress can help you relax naturally.

1.  Oranges

Having a difficult day?  Research shows that eating an orange can help return your blood pressure and stress hormone levels to normal.

2.  Apricots

Dried apricots contain a natural muscle relaxant, which may help ease the physical symptoms of stress.  Apricots also contain magnesium, which is a known stress reducer.

3.  Turkey

The same tryptophan that’s responsible for afternoon naps on the couch after a large holiday meal can also help you feel more relaxed.  To avoid feeling sleepy, keep your portion sizes reasonable.

4.  Salmon

Cortisol and adrenaline are two hormones that tend to spike when we’re feeling stressed.  Omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in salmon and other fish, help, keep these stress hormones in check.

5.  Walnuts

High blood pressure is a common symptom of stress, and walnuts have been shown to help lower your blood pressure.  Pistachios also help regulate blood pressure while providing vitamins B and E.

If you want to maximize your stress relief, be sure to include exercise, meditation and taking deep, cleansing breaths for optimal renewal.

HealthKeepers Magazine December 2011

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