Sleeping Cycles

A late evening last night has be exploring the concept of polyphasic sleep cycles, wherein instead of having one sleep that is one large block of 7-9 hours (otherwise known as monophasic sleep cycles), the sleep is broken into 2, or more, distinct “sleep/nap zones.” In the summer I had the opportunity to experiment with this, I would fall asleep between 11pm and 1am, and would rise at about 3-5 am naturally, and would stay up and do some research/prayer/converse with another loved one that was trying this cycle out at the time. I would then either choose to stay awake until about 1pm, in which I would have a 1 and a half hour nap, or I would stay up for 2 hours, only to fall back asleep mid morning for an hour. If you ever notice that you find yourself waking and feeling great in the “middle of the night,” there is the possibility that it is just part of your natural cycle. One way to maximize your energy is to specifically put yourself in a situation wherein you get a large portion of deep restful sleep, known as REM. Read more for the link below. Keep exploring and discovering the new and the ancient!…/…/monophasic/

The True Cost of Cheap Food

“Maybe we should stop asking why healthy food is expensive, and start asking why processed food is so cheap”

I find this to be particularly true when it comes to choosing “cleaner/fresher” cookies & chips, versus packaged ones. Often times the oils that are found to preserve the cookies that are under $4.00 are made up of what is known as hydrogenated oils. These are oils (let’s take canola oil as an example), that have been bleached, deodorized (removes the chlorophyll), refined (eliminates anti-oxidants vitamin E, etc..), and ends up as an empty TRANS-FAT RICH food. You know, the kind that helps promote cellulite, wrinkles, long-term difficulty in losing weight, high triglycerides, all that un-welcome kind of shiz. Beware of labels reading (0 trans fat), Canadian standards allow for up to 0.9 grams of trans fat to be present without having to say that any is present. Read the ingredients instead.

Russian Iridology Clinical Studies

Despite what critics suggest about Iridology, the Russian Iridology Clinical Studies have shown that through Iridology analysis…
“Among 520 patients with iridologic indications of pathologies in the areas of liver and gallbladder…suspected issues in these organs were confirmed via ultrasound analyses in 87.50% of the cases.”

“Iridologic signs of thyroid dysfunction were noted in 210 people (out of 570 observed). Among them, 93.80% of the cases were confirmed by data of patients who were examined by endocrinologists.”

The eyes contain a detailed mapping to what is happening within your body. The science is for Iridology, not against. Iridology is not a new science, it is ancient and has been practiced worldwide for hundreds, if not thousands of years.…/russian-iridology-c…

What Is Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy For Men?

Is there such a thing as Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men?

Stephen Harrod Buhner, author of ‘The Natural Testosterone Plan” writes a compelling backdrop of the use of herbs for men to restore their hormones.

Phytoestogens, herbs that stimulate estrogen production, have long been known of and used by women. These herbs go by names such as black cohosh and donq quai.

Phytoandrogens, herbs that stimulate androgenic activity in men is relatively new. Phytoandrogens do the same things that phytoandrogens do, except they do it for men and they do not supply estrogen, they provide androgens. Phytoandrogens increase the body’s level of free testosterone, and they shift the androgen/estrogen balance more toward the androgen side of the equation.

Pine pollen, eleutherococcus, and tribulus are some of the examples of plants that can stimulate the production of androgens in the body. Though these are not to be seen as ‘testosterone’ replacement as stand alone’s, here are some numbers to think about:

Black pine pollen contains the following androgens: androstenedione (0.7 – 0.8 mcg per 10 g), testosterone (0.7 mcg per 10 grams), DHEA (0.1 mcg per 10 grams), and androsterone (0.2 mcg per 10 grams).
Although these amounts might seem small, recall that it takes as little as four nanograms (one-thousandth of a microgram) to change the sex to male while developing in the womb. That can be represented as 0.004 micrograms.

There is and can be used herbs for many uses, and from what emerging research, and ancient use of herbs is showing, there may just be such a thing as natural hormone replacement therapy for men, when done right.

I Meet My Clients Where They Are At

Nutritionists, the scariest people since Frankenstein.

I’ve been in the industry of Holistic Health since 2008, and I have felt at times that it can be filled with a lot of frightening aspects such as…
-Labels that aren’t readily understood
-Diet principles that run against everything you ever believed
-Kombucha scoby’s that look like alien babies
-Adrenal fatigue
-Heavy metal issues

In truth, this industry of holistic health, and more specifically, nutrition, is not meant to be understood in a single book or diet regimen.

Nutritionists are well-meaning but sometimes unaware to the fact of the intimidation factor of getting into new patterns of eating.

I strive to keep aware of the unique challenges that my clients have, and work with the comfort level being presented. We are not all runners, and I have been told by several clients that a gift that I have to bring to people is grace and patience.
When there is a teacher or role that I am serving for clients, it is just as important that I remember to not create obstacles for clients by expectations that they do not buy into themselves. I take my clients word and work with them to create changes that makes sense.
Does this Nutritionist sound so scary? ;D

Reflections on Grieving a Close Friend

When grief hits your doorstep, it will shock and plunge the energy of your body. Grief cannot help but sit tight on the chest, and lungs, creating a feeling of tension and disturbance.

Three weeks ago I received the shock of my life, a close friend had taken their life. My heart poured out for his family, the pain he had experienced to have done this, and the heartbreak that his close friends and coworkers were feeling.
The grief I could feel draining my desire to eat, and disturbing my sleep. The processing had begun.

Amidst the visitation and funeral, I began to ask questions,…
Is it honest or stupid to offer myself or his mother a Bach flower remedy for processing grief? Would that be insensitive to myself or her, in dealing with this change?

I have seen transitions as necessary points that I must feel and process, as this is the way that learning, appreciation, grieving, and growing occur. I have not taken any aids, I have instead just allowed myself to feel through this one, knowing that it will take it’s time, but it will pass.

If the grief creates stagnation in my life, unnecesasarily (there is a time to grieve, and there is a time to grow), I will likely work with certain plants to assist and resolve any unsettled feelings. Until then, I am taking care to feel blessed that I knew this man, and supporting his loved ones in the ways that I can, with company and simple service.

You Hate Vegetables… Keep Going

What is Love? Baby don’t hurt me… don’t hurt me… no more!

These were the words running through my mind the first few times I ever decided that I was going try and eat bok choy without crying.

It sounds silly, and it is !

This beckons… how did I ever become a nutritionist if I hated MANY vegetables.
I like to say.. LOVE.

I’ll tell you something crazy. When I was first getting onto a path of eating in a way that honored my body, I made a commitment to eat greens every day. I remembered that within love, there is patience, dedication, understanding. I had to get that Bok choy just isn’t chicken fingers. It’s not icecream. Bok choy is bok choy. As I understood this, I began to do something miraculous… I began to enjoy bok choy.

I stopped trying to make it something it wasn’t. I disallowed myself to put such impossible standards on something that cannot help to be itself. When I let it simply be, it allowed me the space to stop hating on it so badly. To mask it, and force it to be something it wasn’t.

Thankfully, I had something else working for me, and this is the taste buds, and gut taste receptors. You see, with new foods introducing themselves into your life, these start to change and adjust and allow for new, more ‘friendly’ responses to foods outside of your norm.

It’s not crazy to hate something at first, it is crazy to expect that you’re going to fall in love with new things right away. Patience, dedication, understanding, all play a role in the LOVE needed for a new lifestyle to fit into your pocket.


Stay Away From Glucose-Fructose

High fructose corn syrup, also known as glucose-fructose in Canadian products, is a real danger to people losing weight, keeping healthy intestines, and high energy. Here is the research as presented by Dr. Bruce Ames, one of the foremost nutritional scientists in the world and Dr. Jeffrey Bland, a nutritional biochemist.

1. Fructose goes right to the liver and triggers the production of triglycerides and cholesterol
2. The rapidly absorbed glucose triggers big spikes in insulin- our body’s major fat storage hormone.
3. High fructose corn syrup requires more energy to be absorbed, and ends up depleting people’s energy by using up ATP.
4. High amounts of high fructose corn syrup has been proven to punch holes in the intestinal lining.

For more detailed information, follow the link below!…/high-fructose-corn-syrup-da…

Memory and Hormone Replenishment Food: Raw Royal Jelly

The Queen Bees jelly (aka Royal Jelly) is here for the Spooning !✨ I remember 4 years ago when I was in Ben Lomond, California and my friend Tara Rose and I were hanging outside of the cabins. Her and I were both jetlagged and exhausted.. debating if we should go to Miles Qi Gong Class. I had this container full of nectar and we had a small teaspoon. The look in Taras eyes was 😍!!! “What in the world!?!” she exclaimed. “I’m good to go, 🚀.. And we were both off like a rocket. This type of response is NOT unreasonable with high vitality foods.

Immortal Alchemy produces the putest most potent jelly there is with a 100% satisfaction guarantee if you don’t feel more alive than you ever have. This superfood is a hormonal replenisher with a Jing and Essence nourishing side.
It contains:
23 amino acids
DHEA increasing nutrients
Acetylcholine for strengthening neurons
It has been tested to regenerate DNA and RNA for Parkinsons and Alzheimers.
It is being evaluated for regulating blood sugar for Type 2 diabetes
Take the Plunge, this will blow your mind.

Research to Support Iridology

“Novel cells in the eye may open the door to disease protection”
This Globe and Mail published study shows that the eyes are the gateway to the soul, and work being done at the Krembil Research Institute is finding that the eye, specifically the retina and how it reacts to light, is indeed a signpost for more bodily conditions.

Follow the link to see this June 2017 study.
Follow my Iridology Facebook page to get regular updates on what the eyes can say about a person.…/novel-cells-in-the-eye-…/…