Your Lymph System | Live or Die

YOU’LL DIE, If Your Lymph System Quits Working, So Let’s Learn About It In Simple Terms.

red question mark what is the lymph system?When was the last time you heard someone speak about lymph system health? People talk frequently about heart health, blood pressure, and oxygen circulation. They talk about digestive systems. They even talk about FINANCIAL health!

However, few seem to know what the lymphatic (lim-FAT-ik) system is or what it does to keep us healthy and alive. I’ll share some definitions and info from the experts. You might want to try suggestions at the end about how to keep it healthy

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Brain Food

A Fun Way to Play with Your Food ~

Brain Food, That Is ….

Most of us know that walnuts (which bear a great resemblance to brain halves) are nature’s “brain food.” But, what I’m talking about primarily is something different. After a reminder about what constitutes “real” brain food, we’re going to look at some fun and creative ways to stimulate your brain/mind in short, daily challenges that you can keep to yourself or share on Twitter and other social media platforms.

Brain Food - a photo of halved walnuts by Mahesh Patel

According to Harvard Health. Note:  “Walnuts are high in a type of omega-3 fatty acid called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Diets rich in ALA and other omega-3 fatty acids have been linked to lower blood pressure and cleaner arteries. That’s good for both the heart and brain.”

This is a health blog; so, before I give you examples of “food for thought,” here is a reminder of other natural foods that are good for brain health. Continue Reading →

Outsourcing Help for Small Business Owners

Get Out of the Weeds!

Outsourcing is possible in ways many of us never imagine. This video shares ideas about free and cheap things solopreneurs and small businesses can do. If implemented, the business owner can spend more time concentrating on the things only (s)he can do and the talents that only (s)he has. For example, a Reiki Master practitioner could spend more time healing and less time in accounting, marketing, and other administrative chores.


Shoeboxed

In the video, I mention Shoeboxed as a company that will take all your receipts via snail mail and organize them into a spreadsheet, making it easy for you to transfer the information into accounting and record-keeping systems. After Shoeboxed receives your receipts, it scans, categorizes, and renders them usable for an audit of your records. I’ve used this company, and it was wonderful, so I want to ensure you have the link to that company. https://www.shoeboxed.com/.


What if You Are a “Control Freak?”

Control Freaks Need Outsourcing

Of course, some of us like to control when and how tasks are accomplished. We also think, “If you want something done right, do it yourself.”

On the other hand, we become subject to “burn out,” and there is insufficient time to accomplish everything that needs to be done in a timely manner. So, outsourcing is an option. Just be aware of pros and cons.  CIO has done an analysis for you.


What if You Want to Start A Business?

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Maybe you have not yet founded a business and are wondering what all is involved. I teach a comprehensive class about that. Click Here to learn more about it. (This link takes you to another of my websites for my business, My Persuasive Presentations, LLC.)


Want to Talk About Outsourcing & More?

Outsourcing is a topic linked to many other issues for businesses in the health and wellness industry. Since I have a lot of experience in both business and in holistic healing, I’d be happy to brainstorm with you in a Sip & Share Session on Zoom. The first one is free.

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I invite you to book me for a free initial consultation if you are interested in this or any of my other products and services. Send your email to MyGetWellGuru@gmail.com and put GetWellGuru Inquiry in the subject line. Thank you!


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Procrastination Resolved by NLP Visualization

Sally, daydreaming and procrastinatingNeed help overcoming procrastination? NLP and Creative Visualization can help, and I’m giving you a How To script right here, right now!

There are SO MANY uses for this technique, including project management (personal or professional).

Case in point: My client had procrastinated for EIGHT YEARS about an interior design project for a bathroom in her home.

Sally energized and overcoming procrastinationAfter just one session with me, using Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) in a creative visualization technique, this full-time employee had bought the supplies within one week and both started and finished the project (which included painting the whole room) the next weekend!

Even better, she now knows how to overcome procrastination on issues, large and small.

Harder Stuff

After we go through the script below, I’ll give you examples of more difficult challenges on which you can use this “procrastination technique.” Examples include anger management and weight loss.

You can do this, too, and I going to teach you how! Continue Reading →

Are Cicadas a Health Hazard?

Will the Real Cicadas Please Stand Up?!!

2 Canthigaster Cicadas

Who knew there is such a thing as Canthigaster Cicadas? You’re lookin’ at ’em! … Or, at least, that’s what the caption said when I scoured for images…. It seems there are about 3,000 cicada species, and cicadas can be black, brown or green and can have red, white or blue eyes.

In the Northeastern United States, our explosion of cicada insects look more like this. Rather homely in comparison, right?

Magicicada by Dan KeckCicadas make me crazy when they act like they’re blind and have no radar. They’ll fly right into your face as if you weren’t there!


Maybe You’re Adventurous and Want to Try Eating Cicadas ~

Potential Allergies

Don’t eat #cicadas if you’re allergic to seafood as these insects share a family relation to shrimp and lobsters. go.usa.gov/xHg69


Cicada Flavors

But, what would they taste like and are they a “healthy snack?” Reportedly, they have an asparagus-like or greens flavor, which is attributed to the fact that cicadas spend most of their lives underground sucking sap from tree roots. That’s what’s known as “a plant-based diet!” On the other hand, connoisseurs report a certain nutty flavor attends to them when roasted.


Nutritional Value

Aside from taste, what about nutrition? Certainly some birds and animals find them a convenient high protein, low fat, low carb, and gluten-free welcome addition to their menus. Perhaps, you will too. Many cultures have such sparse resources that they rely heavily on insects for food and eat them without qualms.


National Geographic Teaches About Cicadas

Natural Geographic shared an article that educates us about the fact that “For Most People, Eating Bugs is Only Natural.” I suggest you read the only (very interesting) thing, but here is an excerpt.

The ancient Romans and Greeks dined on insects. Pliny, the first-century Roman scholar and author of Historia Naturalis, wrote that Roman aristocrats loved to eat beetle larvae reared on flour and wine.

Aristotle, the fourth-century Greek philosopher and scientist, described in his writings the ideal time to harvest cicadas: “The larva of the cicada on attaining full size in the ground becomes a nymph; then it tastes best, before the husk is broken. At first the males are better to eat, but after copulation the females, which are then full of white eggs.”

The Old Testament encouraged Christians and Jews to consume locusts, beetles, and grasshoppers. St. John the Baptist is said to have survived on locusts and honey when he lived in the desert.

Cicada Recipes + Cautionary Questions

Speaking of menus, National Geographic offers a lot more information and some recipes for you to contemplate, if you’re of a mind to do so. However, it also raises questions about whether these insects, that live underground for 17 years, absorb too much pesticides, coal, and other pollutants to be healthful in the human diet.

What’s Your Decision?

It would be very interesting to have your feedback if you have actually eaten these crustaceans. I, however, plan to graciously decline any offers to do so. Until next time, …

Let’s Get Well, Stay Well, and Live Well!

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Food Combos ~ Do Your Habits Hurt or Enhance Your Health?

Proper Food Combos Help You Lose Weight and Avoid Cravings!

What is wrong with these beautiful pictures by “tookapic” and by Rita E? Look at these food combinations that we love so veddy, veddy much!

steak and French fries=poor food combos food combos - eggs and potatoes=war

The bottom line is that proteins and carbohydrates require different (and opposing) enzymes and digestive “juices” to digest your food! So, when you eat a typical American meal,  you have just created a war in your stomach!


Examples

Picnic: barbequed chicken, hot dogs and hamburgers (protein) with buns (carbs); baked beans (protein) and potato salad (carbs). Deviled eggs (protein) and watermelon (carbohydrates).


Another No-No

We often eat watermelon last even though it takes only about 20 minutes to go through the system, whereas those first items can take hours. That means the watermelon is “all backed up” and fermenting while it awaits the digestion of the first items, and the first items require opposing enzymes and juices, so they are at war.

watermelon


Worse Still…

carbonated soft drinks

We’re not even going to talk about carbonated, sugary drinks! They contain CO2 bubbles that decrease the pressure on the lower esophageal sphincter and the muscles at the bottom of the esophagus where it meets the stomach, causing acid reflux and heartburn! Let’s stick with food examples.


More Examples

Breakfast: eggs and toast; milk and cereal; pancakes and sausage.pancakes and sausage=bad food combos

Lunch: a bread or bun sandwich with meat in it. A burger and fries.bad food combos=hamburger and fries

Thanksgiving turkey, combined with sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, bread-based stuffing, and cranberry sauce…not to mention dessert(s)…

plate of Thanksgiving dinner

You get the gist. Almost everything we eat – in the way that we eat it in America – is counter to good health and digestion. Lots of our food also contains sugars (syrup, catsup, dressings and sauces of all kinds), and an overdose of salt.


Oh, But It Tastes So Good, and I Get Cravings!

That is true. We love those food combos. Thus, expressions like “I’m having a Bic Mac Attack,” are familiar and understood by most.

Truthfully

~ we may love those food combos literally more than life! ~

We eat them despite knowing they, in fact, are inflammatory, counter good health, and can lead to death from things like clogged arteries, heart attacks, etc.

So, although we love them, it is in our self-interest to change what we put into our bodies. We can eat many of our favorite food items. We just need to combine them differently in each meal.

Tips That Might Help You

In that vein, here is my companion article on how to go “From Cravings to  Conquest – Food & NLP.” That post gives you techniques to ready your mind and feelings as a first stage toward changing eating habits. It falls into the category of ‘you must WANT to make a change in order to change.’


Food Combining

The simplest way I can describe it is to suggest you eat:

meat and vegetables

Protein and Vegetables together, OR

pasta (carbohydrates) and vegetables

Carbohydrates and Vegetables together, BUT NOT

burger + fries=protein + carbs

Proteins and Carbohydrates together.

AND, eat fruit separately!

fruit

I KNOW! I KNOW! I KNOW!  We LOVE those foods together.

Just sayin’ – if you want to be slim and healthy, less gassy and bloated, and less prone to inflammation and diseases, you now know what to do!


Therefore, comma, let’s learn more about food combinations. Here is a quote from a website I encourage you to explore: https://yurielkaim.com/food-combining-rules/

Alkaline Versus Acidic Foods

alkaline versus acidic food chart

One related topic is about Alkaline versus Acidic foods. That is an entire field of study in itself and is a blog unto itselflaughing smiley face with tongue stuck out.   Click Here  to read one of those blogs and learn why you should care about your choices. Now, we can move to more on the meat of the subject (pardon the pun).

Click Here to learn about eliminating inflammation as relates to food intake.


It’s Not Just Food Combos That Count

Dr. Joel Fuhrman Presents on PBS

Many of you are familiar with his work and his book, Eat to Live. His emphasis is on phytonutrients.

I can attest to the fact that, when I do eat a meal, that is replete with phytonutrients, I am able to escape cravings – even while binge-watching televisions shows or movies!

If I use proper food combining and do NOT eat proteins and carbohydrates in the same meal, I have more energy, am less bloated, and digestion proceeds correctly.

WebMD has guidance on the subject.

phytonutrient-rich foods

Dr. Fuhrman has created a “Nutritarian” diet.

What is a Nutritarian diet?

This nutrient-rich, plant-based diet is based on the following principles:

This eating style focuses on the nutrient-rich foods that unleash the body’s tremendous ability to heal, achieve optimal weight, and slow the aging process.

Eat mostly plants means only eat animal products in small amounts, if any, such as meat, fish, dairy, and eggs

Whole food describes natural foods that are not heavily processed. Basically, the majority of our diet is made up of fresh and clean produce rather than food that comes out of a package.

No S.O.S means that we don’t add salt, oil, or sugar to our recipes or to our prepared food, because these ingredients have been shown to have a negative impact on our health. When we eat the whole nut over just the processed oil, we are eating the fiber and protective nutrients too!


I hope these concepts and resources for further exploration are helpful. Your feedback is welcome.

I am not a nutritionist, so don’t ask me for that kind of information or advice. However, I am certified in hypnotherapy and in NLP.


Questions? Contact Me for a Free Q & A Session

Nancy Ayanna Wyatt Loves Healy for Arthritis Pain ReductionI am not a nutritionist, so don’t ask me questions about food as relates to health. Go to the experts to learn more about that aspect. However, I am certified in hypnosis and in Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) both of which offer tools that may to help you want to make changes that enhance your health and well-being.

Please contact me for a free initial consultation (15 – 30 minutes)if you have questions about this. Contact me also if you would like to book one or more sessions (or to put me on retainer for several). GetWellStayWell@outlook.com is the best email address. Please put NLP (or Hypnosis) Inquiry into the subject line, so your email comes to my attention out of the thousands I get!


DISCLAIMER:  Neither I nor this website makes any claims about prevention, diagnosis, treatment, or cure for physical illnesses or symptoms. I am merely recounting my own experiences or sharing content from experts. This material is for informational and educational purposes and does not provide individual medical advice. Contact your health provider with any questions about your situation and any products you choose to use.

FDA DISCLAIMER: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA ( Food and Drug Administration). The information shared on this site is intended for educational purposes only. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone suffering from any disease, illness, or injury should consult with a physician.


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From Cravings to Conquest ~ Food & NLP

Are You Plagued by Cravings for Sugary or Salty Foods? Help Is Here!

chocolate candy - cravings

There ARE effective techniques for stemming cravings! Some use the tools of Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), and that’s what I’ll describe in this article by providing a video and a script for you to use.

(You also will see some astonishing statistics about the effectiveness of NLP under “Interesting Factoids.”)

cravings for potato chips

In a separate blog Food Combos ~ Do Your Habits Hurt or Enhance Your Health?, I offer information from experts about the proper selection and combining of the foods you eat in each meal.

These affect your health, your weight, your complexion, and more.

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In order to make the most of your desire for good health, you can learn all about it by viewing both articles in quick succession.


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Note: NLP can be used for an enormous variety of issues (e.g., overcoming fears, phobias, or PTSD) or desires for excellence in achieving (e.g., business success, happiness, harmonious relationships, or spiritual growth), to name a few.

Using your imagination, you can discover many ways in which it could help you in both professional and personal life. If you want to learn more or to book me for a free initial consultation, email GetWellStayWell@Outlook.com and put NLP Inquiry into the subject line. But, first, let’s read this blog!


An Informal Video About Overcoming Cravings

If you can find the patience to watch this short video, you might discover something that can help you – either quickly or with just a teensy little bit of practice! Yes, it’s 15 whole minutes long! For some of you, that’s “forever,” but the information can save you a lifetime of ill-health and excess bodyfat! That would seem to be worth it, right?

(If you prefer, just watch the first part. It is a bit of an NLP exercise about substituting a desire to replace cravings for sugar and flour laden desserts with a desire to eat fruit. It runs to about 6 1/2 minutes into this informal presentation. Skip the rest of the nutritional info and, then, you can scroll down for the NLP script plus the other tips.)

NLP – The “Swish Pattern” and More

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Chant Your Way Into A New State of Mind

What’s Tina Got to Do with It?

Singer Tina Turner helped make chanting more "mainstream" in America

The famous singer, Tina Turner, is one of the people who has helped bring chants and chanting into the mainstream. Reportedly, when she turned to Buddhism, she began, in part, by using the Nam Myoho Renge Kyo mantra. There are many fast-paced versions on YouTube, but here she is, showing us how she does it.  Tina Turner – Nam Myoho Renge Kyo (2H Buddhist Mantra). It made me curious! How ’bout you? Are you curious? Continue Reading →

Unleash Creativity | Chakras & Haiku Poetry

CREATIVITY – THE CHAKRA CRUTCH DESCRIBED IN HAIKU

Nancy (Ayanna) WyattI’m about to teach you how I psyched myself up to access my creativity – by using chakras as the foundation for Haiku poetry – when I had to write “upbeat” pieces of work for publication right after having to Euthanize another (the third during the pandemic) of my pets who had been with me for eighteen years. You also can overcome grief, physical pain, or “just being stuck,” by employing these techniques – with or without the poetry.

Speaking in Haiku ~

crying

I was not smiling.

I felt paralyzed with grief.

I colored myself.

You will understand that last line better if you read (below) about Haiku and see the last poem.

As a holistic healing practitioner, I was blessed to know techniques that can be used to overcome grief and/or to tap into your imaginative mind for solving problems. You, too, can get “unstuck” in all areas of creativity, or household and business projects, and even health and emotional well-being, by learning about these chakra techniques. Most can be done anywhere in any circumstances. The Haiku is optional!

First let’s learn some definitions of Chakras and Haiku for those who don’t already know. Then, I’ll describe some simple tools you can use as relates to chakras.

If you want to learn LOTS more, then we can schedule this topic as a private session or as one of the classes I can teach to individuals or groups. Just sayin’ ….

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GetWellStayWell@Outlook.com. Subject Line: “Inquiry About Chakras or Haiku.”

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Arthritis

Healy is FDA Cleared Class II medical deviceI Use a Healy for Arthritis Pain

Arthritis can affect any joint in the body and can become increasingly painful as we age. Most notably, we feel it in knees, hips, and hands, if we acquire osteoarthritis. Below, you’ll find information about causes and treatments. Meanwhile, I am delighted – thrilled, actually – to find a hugely effective, FDA-cleared*, Class II Medical Device for pain relief. It works with your smartphone. It is totally portable, and you can clip it onto your clothes to be hands-free. (It’s about the size of a white cracker).

People are using this technology worldwide. In the United States, the FDA has cleared it specifically for use on acute and chronic pain, arthritis pain, and muscle soreness due to overexertion. Germany also cleared it for fibromyalgia, migraines, depression, anxiety, and sleep disorders.

The Amazing Healy Watch!

Healy WatchYou also can get a wristband watch that provides beneficial energy formulas for all kinds of physical and emotional needs. It even has a notification if you’ve been sitting at your computer (or wherever) too long!

“Western Medicine” has Researched Arthritis for Decades

“According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Western medicine can be defined as: “A system in which medical doctors and other health care professionals (such as nurses, pharmacists, and therapists) treat symptoms and diseases using drugs, radiation, or surgery.” “Sep 4, 2020 National University of Health Sciences       

If you want to know more about arthritis and what Western Medicine has discovered over the decades, let’s explore a bit to see what we can learn as science has continued exploring causes and solutions. I especially like the video below by Dr. Peterson. However, if you quickly want to learn a lot more about the Healy, Click Here for my very long answer to all those frequently asked questions.

If you are considering knee replacement and other options, please continue to read more below. We’ll get back to the Healy at the end of this blog.

Arthritis and Knee Replacement / Options

knee joint re arthritis

Photo by Dr. Manuel Gonzalez Reyes

This video, by Dr. Luke Peterson, is a great explanation of what arthritis is and whether you will continue to have it after knee replacement.

Inflammation is a Culprit!

Osteoarthritis

So, now we know inflammation is merely a symptom, and there are at least 100 underlying possible diseases that are associated with it. But, what are your options if you are diagnosed as having “osteoarthritis?”  Dr. Sid Padia gives us answers.

The Western Ontario and McMaster Universities

Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC)

If you see a physician about pain, the doctor might ask you to complete an evaluation of your levels of pain, stiffness, and function.

Click to access womac-03-2016.pdf

My Pain Level Went from “10” to “1” – as in One!

Therefore, Comma, I LOVE My Healy!

Nancy Ayanna Wyatt Loves Healy for Arthritis Pain ReductionI gave Healy its own business page on My Get Well Guru. It’s really long, so you can get answers to almost any questions I could think of.

However, since many of you have pain as an ongoing challenge, I’m sharing it as this post, too. If you want a demonstration, I’ll be happy to arrange that with someone who has a lot more experience with Healy than I do. We can do it remotely via Zoom, for example. Just email me at GetWellStayWell@Outlook.com and put “Request for Healy Demo” in the subject line.

I’ve used my new Healy effectively on an excruciatingly, chronic, painful malady in my leg (following the contraction of Lyme Disease), and now am using it for my “frozen shoulder” pain. (I didn’t know that “frozen shoulder” is a thing – until it happened to me!)

I’ll let you know about my progress.


Footnote

 

*What does ‘FDA cleared‘ mean? … Companies must submit a “premarket notification submission” or 510(k) to the FDA so that it can review the product and clear it. Once the FDA declares that a new medical device is substantially equivalent to a predicate, it is “cleared,” and can be marketed and sold in the US. Aug 5, 2020 – www.cnet.com › Health and Wellness

That’s it for now. Stay tuned!



DISCLAIMER:  Neither I nor this website makes any claims about prevention, diagnosis, treatment, or cure for physical illnesses or symptoms. I am merely recounting my own experiences after having used the chi machine. This content is for informational and educational purposes and does not provide individual medical advice. Contact your health provider with any questions about your situation and any products you choose to use.

FDA DISCLAIMER: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA ( Food and Drug Administration). The information shared on this site is for educational purposes only. These products do not diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone suffering from any disease, illness, or injury should consult with a physician.


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